Posted by: ronlculver | March 2, 2010

It is a Time for War!

This morning I am trembling in my spirit at the ramnifications of the truth of God’s word. I have been studying the book of Matthew. I got stuck on Matthew 24:4-8 “And Jesus answered and said to them, see to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying I am the Christ, and will mislead many. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these thing are merely birth pangs.”

There are so many warnings in the New Testament about being mislead at the end of the age. I want to share those over the next few posts. The perspective that we need to have is that this was going on in Israel at the time of the Apostles. They were experiencing lawlessness in their day there was an apostasy taking place then. There is about to be the greatest falling away ever known. We need to KNOW HIM!!! Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me(JESUS) on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in YOUR NAME, and in YOUR NAME cast out demons and in YOUR NAME perform many miracles. And then I will declare to them I never KNEW(like a husband knows his wife intamate) you depart from Me you who practice lawlessness.”

Lord, please help me convey Your understanding with wisdom!

Acts 2. We know that Jesus himself told the diciples to go wait in the upper room until they were endued with power from on high. So 50 days later they were. Pentacost came and they were filled! The former rain. So what were the requirements for this outpouring? What was the responsibility of the Apostles? There only requirement was to wait! They did not have to earn what the Lord was sending. Peter even stood up and quoted that this is what the prophet Joel had spoken of. This was really the former rain. We know that now. We also know that the latter rain has yet to come. So what do you think the requirement for us is today? We wait.

II Thessalonians 2:1-14 The Apostle Paul is writing to the church of a future generation.

“Now we request you brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him, that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. LET NO ONE IN ANY WAY DECIEVE YOU, FOR IT WILL NOT COME UNLESS THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so called god or object of worship so that he takes his seat in the temple of God displaying himself as being God. Do you remember that while I was with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed. For the MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS IS ALREADY AT WORK; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring an end by the appearance of His coming. That is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not recieve the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false. In order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord because God has chosen you from the begining for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

I am convinced now that we are about to see the great falling away take place in our lifetime. The seeds of lawlessness have been at work in the church for some time now. These may offend some, but it is necessary. The seeker sensitive churches of today is just some of the fruit of this mystery of lawlessness. When we as believer’s head away from the truth of the cross, we start down a slippery slope. Without the cross there is no self denial. It becomes all about self, but not denying one’s self. This was going on at the begining of the church age and the Apostles were addressing it through their letters. HERE IS THE MIND BLOWING PART FOR ME!!!! This is going to happen at the same time as the outpouring of the latter rain! As the Lord is pouring out His spirit upon ALL FLESH!!! That is the keywords. ALL FLESH. There is going to be a great falling away. Think back to what was just said before by Jesus in Matthew 7:21. Now let’s look at the context that all of this is happening. It’s Matthew 24!!!!! It’s in the time of calamity!

Allen Hood the President of the school of ministry at IHOP KC said this in his book Excellencies of Christ.

“The mood was sober. Messiah’s first coming was typified by Israel’s hardness of heart and slowness to believe what the prophets had written. It ended with Israel’s rejection and killing of Jesus. What will precede the Messiah’s second coming? Jesus’s first words set the context. “Take heed that no one decieves you. For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will decieve many.” (Matthew 24:5) In the context of war, natural disasters, persucutions, lawlessness, false prophets and false messiahs will come forth to decieve many. Deception will typify the next coming. Jesus charged His disciples, “TAKE HEED! Do not take this lightly. Understand the strategy of the evil one. In the midst of  great calamity, Satan will raise up messengers of darkness who will distribute lies concerning Me. Because of lawlessness people’s hearts will be exceptionally cold and receptive to deception. TAKE HEED, for this deception will come with dark messengers doing great signs and wonders to decieve, if possible even the elect. The magnatitude of this deception is unlike anything we have ever seen. Know this; I have warned you TAKE HEED!”

We are in constant contact with Scott and Dalit Holtz in Israel and Scott is sending an almost daily report of the situation in Israel right now. He sent a word out last week that a Commander in the IDF(Israeli Defense Force) A Special Forces Commander stopped by Scott’s house and said these words. “GET YOUR BOMB SHELTER READY!” I will post that word and his word from this morning. I pray that the truth of these words would pierce your heart and awaken you to the late hour that we are in. Great Calamity is upon us. What happens in Israel happens in like kind and lesser degree all over the earth. I am convinced in my spirit that we to here in America are about to see war. REAL WAR not just spiritual warfare, but natural war. The enemy has gotten bolder in his speech against us. We only speak this way when we know something the other does not. Pray for nucelar attacks to be aborted on our soil and the soil of Israel. There is more to come. I am urging you to turn of the enertainment of the day. To say no to the spirit of the age. The answer is Joel 2:12-17! Return to the Lord with your WHOLE HEART!!!! NOW IS THE TIME! It is not to late to call on the Name of the Lord! Jesus break in to the darkness that threatens us in this hour. AWAKEN YOUR PEOPLE. Isaiah 60. ARISE SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!! Praying for all of you. More to come soon. Please read these words from a servant on the front lines in this late hour.

Blessings Ron

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