Thursday, May 29, 2014

Progress on the Amphitheater

      I thought those of you who have followed the process of raising money, getting the design, etc. for the new Linn Park Amphitheater in Martinsville over the past 2 years might like to see the progress being made on its' construction.  Therefore I'm posting a couple of pictures I took yesterday.
     We are really excited at the results and can hardly wait to hold our first event in the completed structure. Obviously, one of the things holding us up is the lack of grass and the abundance of rain which makes for a pretty muddy viewing area.   If it doesn't rain next week we are planning to hold some of the events for the Heritage Days Festival on the stage even if that means we will be walking in the dirt.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beautiful Bulls

Aren't these good looking guys?  They came to the fence to check me out when I took the pallets & bags leftover from mulching my gardens to the burn pile which is near their pen.   Several bulls have already been sold so will be leaving soon.  I thought their pretty red color looked beautiful against the green backdrop as they were standing in the sunshine.

Monday, May 26, 2014

This excerpt is from an exciting and encouraging word given by Charles Shamp which was posted on the Elijah List  recently.  You can read it in its' entirety here.
     Those whose ears are tuned toward the Lord are in position for new revelation and breakthrough.

Charles and Brynn Shamp

. . . A Prophetic Edge Is Being Given To The Servants Of God For Creativity In Technology
What I believe was of even greater significance than the visitation was the message that I received in my spirit. I quickly grabbed my iPad and wrote down several notes of information regarding revelation I had received. There were several pivotal points that the Lord spoke with me about that I want to share with you.

First, although innovation and inventions are being fueled by the great need and necessities of people, it will not be in human intellect and manpower in which we will see great technological advancements in medical and computer science in the coming days, but it will be revelation knowledge from eternity that will cause them to come to life! There is a new prophetic edge being given to the servants of God for creativity in technology. (Photo via Freeimages)

One bit of precise revelation that the Lord spoke to me about that I feel led to share was the scientific discovery in the next 15 years of room-temperature superconductors. The discovery of these superconductors will spark a second industrial revolution and will shift the earth into a whole new world. I was also shown a great breakthrough in computer science through quantum computer technology. What we previously thought to be a technological boom that has come over the last ten years is elementary and will pale in comparison to what we will see start in 2015 to 2025. The earth is about to become much smaller!

At the release of quantum computing on the planet new emerging markets will develop and communication will become seamless and instantaneous. It will be as fast as a thought! My prayer is that the Body of Christ will be ready for this amazing technology that will bring massive amounts of wealth.

God Is Opening Classified Information From Eternity

Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 KJV

Other words for secret are a "concealed code" or "classified information." God is opening classified information from eternity to all those who will seek Him in the secret place. Get ready; books of information and knowledge in Heaven are about to be opened. Secrets that have been sealed up for many ages and generations are about to be uncovered. Scientific codes are about to be cracked, bringing a flood of technological advancement that has not been seen on earth before.

Oftentimes we refer to the written Word of God as the Greek word Logos, but the Logos Word is much more then the written Bible – it is a living Spirit. Logos is where we get our English word for logic. It is literally the mind of God! It can also be translated as blueprint.God is making a trade with us this year. We are trading our mind for His so that we can think on a greater level of understanding to bring God's blueprint of the future onto the earth. There has always been a great separation between Christianity and science, but this is a time of a great convergence of the two. (Photo via deviantART)

As a result of this new-found knowledge, great wealth will be transferred to many who follow Christ to fund the harvest of souls in the nations on a level that we have never seen before. Many ideas of inventions and innovations will be given in dreams, and even sudden thoughts of understanding will burst into peoples' minds. Scientific mysteries and equations that seemed to stump the most brilliant scientists for centuries will suddenly, overnight, make perfect sense. Get ready, friend: Things that felt difficult to understand will, overnight, become easy and accessible. There is rest in this new realm of revelation we are entering.
"Get Ready For A System Reboot!"
We will see specific breakthroughs in the coming days with different forms of energy. Energy has always been a great concern for many, and for decades there has been an iron fist controlling technology from being released that would free the earth from an oil-based energy system. But the Lord revealed to me that in the not-too-distant future there will be no difference between waste and energy. In fact, right now there are nations on the verge of breakthroughs in energy that will cause Babylon to be bankrupt overnight. It will be a shock to many when it comes, but it is already in the works. The tide is changing, and I see new ways and waves of energy coming to the shores of many nations. Mark my words, the planet will not run on oil forever. That system is running out of time!
What we must come to understand is that when the Lord speaks about the earthand the world in the Word, He is speaking about two different things. The Earth is the planet in which we live, but the world is the system that is around the earth. Over the past several years there have been great manipulations of this system that have pushed demonic agendas onto the earth. This has caused great strain and an overload to come to markets around the world. This was accelerated by the enemy to cause a crash to take place in nations and different markets, which we have seen in some aspects. Money and wealth that suddenly vanished into thin air. Millions of dollars that could no longer be accounted for because it was wrapped in a failed system. People's retirements and pensions gone overnight. The Lord says, "Get ready for a system reboot!" (Photo via Freeimages)

...The kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.Revelation 11:15 KJV
God is getting ready to reboot and reformat the system to work for the righteous. There are many trade secrets that will be revealed to men and women that follow after righteousness. While some in the world trade on the stars and secret systems, the righteous who follow the Morning Star will be shown things that are coming that will catch the markets by surprise. They will know where to invest and when to pull out and place their material wealth elsewhere.

Some have been in a cave of disparity because of the downturn over the past few years, but listen for His voice. It's not coming in the earthquake, the fire, or lightning, but in a still small voice. Listen closely and do as you're told and you will experience sudden turnaround. It will come overnight. God is coming down to change your story dramatically in 2014! I can hear a sound of abundance... Get ready, God is going to rain down blessing in your life!

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Hosea 6:3 KJV

Charles Shamp, President and Founder
Destiny Encounters 


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Let's Pray America

I love this prayer sent this morning from Dale Gentry's ministry.  Families are the backbone of this nation and Satan is out to destroy them.  Please pray with thousands of others who are praying this prayer today for unity in families.

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Faith Declaration Saturday by Dale Gentry

Good Saturday morning everybody. It's time to pray America! Would you pray this prayer out loud with me today.

Dear Heavenly Father....................we pray today for unity in families that have been torn about by disagreements and issues that are not really that important...................we bind the spirit of disunity today and release the spirit of unity in families all across America...................knowing that Your plan from the beginning was to have families that pray together, stay together, dream together and work together...............we know Lord that You set up the Abraham, Isaac and Jacob model because You are a generational God................we know that Satan hates that model, but he also hates siblings loving each other and working together..............understanding that the very first murder recorded is that of Cain and Abel...............may we not forget that there is an enemy lurking just outside the door to bring disunity and destruction through jealousy, strife, envy, competition and other forces that would come to divide and conquer............we intercede this morning on behalf of the American family..............not only for marriages but also for extended us to spend more time in prayer for our extended families today...............and we pray for more grace to love each other, knowing that the true measure of our life is love................considering others more than we consider ourselves Lord................and we also ask that You help us not to forget the power of the family praying together............spending time daily as a family unit praying for each other before we go out into the day..............knowing that we need Your protection Lord and Your guidance and direction..............we understand the value of strong families this morning...............remembering the words of Abraham Lincoln who declared that strong families make a strong nation and weak families make a weak nation..........may America be strong again as a result of revivals that start in our individual homes.............come and heal our family units this morning...............we pray in Jesus name.............amen." 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out from

If you are concerned about Alzheimers, Dr. Mercola has an interesting and informative article which you can read in its' entirety here.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

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Last year, and again this spring, I interviewed Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the New York Times' bestseller Grain Brain. In my view, Dr. Perlmutter is probably the leading integrative medicine neurologist in the US, and his advice is clear: Alzheimer's is preventable through proper diet. After spending years treating people's neurological symptoms, he grew increasingly frustrated with his profession's lack of ability to get to the root cause. This frustration eventually led him to investigate the role of nutrition, and he became convinced that brain dysfunction is rooted in our modern-day high-grain diet. According to Dr. Perlmutter:
"[Alzheimer's] is a preventable disease. It surprises me at my core that no one's talking about the fact that so many of these devastating neurological problems are, in fact, modifiable based upon lifestyle choices… What we've crystallized it down to now, in essence, is that diets that are high in sugar and carbohydrates, and similarly diets that are low in fat, are devastating to the brain.When you have a diet that has carbohydrates in it, you are paving the way for Alzheimer's disease. I want to be super clear about that. Dietary carbohydrates lead to Alzheimer's disease. It's a pretty profound statement, but it's empowering nonetheless when we realize that we control our diet. We control our choices, whether to favor fat or carbohydrates."
His book, Grain Brain, reveals how and why sugars and carbohydrates destroy your brain, and how to eat for neurological health. He notes Mayo Clinic research that reveals diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89 percent increased risk for dementia while high-fat diets are associated with a 44 percent reduced risk. This combination of very little sugar and carbs, along with higher amounts of healthful fats is KEY for addressing not only Alzheimer's, but diabetes and heart disease as well.
All of these conditions are rooted in insulin and leptin resistance, and the dietary answer is identical for all of them. Understanding this can make your life easier, as you don't need to memorize the dos and don'ts for each and every disease you seek to avoid. Instead, what you need to do is shift over to a mindset that is focused on optimizing health. Disease prevention then becomes a beneficial "side effect."

Alzheimer's Is Directly Related to Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 2013 demonstrates that even mild elevation of blood sugar—a level of around 105 or 110—is associated with an elevated risk for dementia. Dr. Perlmutter believes it's very important for physicians to become cognizant of this link, and to stop downplaying the risks associated with even mildly elevated blood sugar. So what is an ideal fasting blood sugar level?
Dr. Perlmutter suggests that anything over 92 or 93 is too high. He believes the ideal fasting blood sugar level is around 70-85, with 95 as the maximum. If your fasting blood sugar is over 95 mg/dl, it's definitely time to address your diet to lower it. If you're fat adapted, there's no reason to shun fasting blood sugar levels below 70, as your body is then able to tap into body fat as an energy source. According to Dr. Perlmutter:
"This notion that your brain needs sugar is really old news. Fat, specifically ketones, which your body produces by metabolizing your fat, is now called a 'brain superfuel.' There is even a pharmaceutical product; a medical food that you can write as a prescription, which raises the level of ketones or fat in the bloodstream of patients, offered up now as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Who knew? The point is the brain loves to burn fat. That's what we have to shift it over to..."

Hit the Reset Button with Intermittent Fasting Continue reading here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Doug Addison: Sudden Changes Are About To Occur Without Warning In The Month Of May

Since May is drawing to a close have you experienced any sudden changes, as Doug Addison prophesies in this article?

Doug AddisonMay is a time when new things will spring forth and begin to come together. Watch for doors and opportunities to open suddenly. We are entering into a new time of things happening suddenly. Webster's dictionary defines the word suddenly as "happening quickly without warning." It is time to be prepared for sudden change.
Wind Of Change Returns
I had an angelic encounter on Tuesday morning, May 6th, at 1:30 AM; a powerful angelic presence entered my house and was there most of the day. The angel that came was similar to an encounter I had this time two years ago. At that time I had an encounter with an angel called the Wind of Change (not the Winds of Change). I was in Denver on April 20, 2012, when I released the prophetic word for May 2012 and got a huge response from readers.

Now, two years later, the Wind of Change is back. In 2012 I had a vision in a dream that a wind came, blowing things, almost violently, and the result was that everything was reorganized. You will be safe if you stay close to God. May is the start of the Wind of Change. It would be more accurately called the wind of sudden change. Things are beginning to divinely realign.
Those who heard God say to "wait," and have been obediently waiting a long time, are going to be released! It is breaking discouragement, depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-sabotage.
Prophetic Dream About Chicago – The Windy City
I had a prophetic dream last month that I was living in a high-rise building and the firemen from the TV show Chicago Fire came bursting in saying that everyone had to evacuate. Hermann and Mouch from the TV show were apologizing that they were not able to get to the top of the building in time to put out the fire. 

And just like the prophetic word for this month, suddenly we had to move quickly because the top of the tall building was engulfed in flames. God spoke to me that the fire of the Holy Spirit is coming to those in Chicago.
Prophetic Dream Of Flexibility
I had a dream last month of the need to be flexible. In the dream I was bending in all kinds of positions and God spoke to me that it is a time to be flexible. This is a time of shifting paradigms. We are moving into a new era, not just a new season, but also a new way of doing things. Being flexible will allow us to deal with the sudden changes that are just ahead.
Unity Is The Key
The Apostle Paul had an amazing revelation. In Romans 12:5 Paul said that we are all part of the same "body." Paul symbolically compared the Church to being a body.

So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:5

John Wimber said, "In our quest for doctrinal purity, we no longer treat other Christians the way God wants us to. God is calling us to unity and oneness."
Church history has evolved, and since the Protestant Reformation of 1517, which brought necessary change to the Church, it also brought over 33,000 different denominations. Though lots of great changes came out of it, we also became MAJORLY divided.

Paul, in 1 Corinthians 12:20-26, talks about the fact that though we are many parts we are still made up of one body of Believers, and that we can't say that we don't need certain parts. Like each other or not, in reality we actually need one another.

As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 1 Corinthians 12:20-21

In order to go into the new season and era God is calling us to, we must heal our divisions. We are "one" no matter what our doctrinal differences may be.
The Curse Of Cain
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"

"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"

The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth." Genesis 4:8-12 

When Cain killed his brother, God said, "Your brother's blood cries out to me." Cain came under a curse that caused him to work and never get ahead, to be restless and wander and never seem to find his destiny.

It's the same today, spiritually. When we speak against other Christians, when we wound them or try to kill them spiritually, we can come under this same curse.

We have the theology that the Body is one, but we don't live out the reality of it. Our sin of judging each other affects us all.
Jesus said, "By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35).

Get ready for sudden changes. Get ready to love people who are different than you, and get ready for God to move in your life and divinely realign us all to become more effective!


Doug Addison
InLight Connection


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

henri's boogie

Isn't this guy incredible?  How can his fingers move so fluidly?

The video also illustrates how busy & distracted we are in today's world.  Notice all those who walk by without even a glance at the performer who is incredibly talented!  (And it's a free concert!)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hope in a Crumbling World by Stephen Nash

This excellent article by Pastor Stephen Nash was posted on Mychal Massie's Daily Rant on May 15.  You can read the article online here.

Hope in a Crumbling World

Stay with me on this one. I was having lunch with three friends yesterday and I offered a statement that I wouldn’t have made just a year or two ago. I said I believed we have lost the culture war in America. It is a horrible thing to admit defeat in any battle let alone the fight for the future of a once great Christian-based society. Let me offer a few important fronts on which we have been defeated:
  • Moral perversion – almost every day we read about the homosexual agenda gaining ground especially on the subject of gay marriage. If one opposes such depravity (as God does) they are thought to be intolerant bigots who simply haven’t evolved in their understanding of civil rights for all.
  • Legalization or decriminalization of drugs – with the spreading legalization of marijuana we are producing a generation who are checking out when it comes to the awareness of the seriousness of societal breakdown. I know; I was one of them. I smoked that stuff for seven solid years when I was young and simply didn’t care about anything else. My alertness, ambition and drive were dormant.
  • Idol worship – most of today’s young people have no idea who the national and world leaders are but they can quickly recall the leaders on the “Voice” or “American Idol.” They choose sports figures, models, actors, pop singers, etc. to influence them above anyone else. They are the philosophers of facebook.
  • Political Correctness – this modern thinking has done more to destroy this country than any other thought in our country’s history. The progressive socialist actually determines what we ought to think about morality, politics, law, social responsibility, language, the arts and many other important issues in today’s world. Education, the courts, politics and even the Church have become duped by their delusion.
  • Islam – this is probably the most dangerous influence in the world today. Radical Islam continues to kill, torture, enslave and terrorize people all over the world. What is worse is that the politically correct infected brains who are to hold them responsible for their slaughter are instead giving them a pass.
  • Decline of Christianity – the Church has been in decline for over two decades. Attendance is down and our influence is faltering. It has been reported that 1% of the millennials (18-25) are faithfully attending church. The church has lost it influence in politics, education, law and science. We have lost our savor and dimmed our light.
  • The Family – the attempt to redefine the family, the growing non-traditional make-up of society’s greatest institution and the moral breakdown of the marriage bed have produced a very angry generation or children. Jesus said that in the last days family members will turn on each other. We read about this result in the news every day.
  • Entitlement Mentality – we are turning into a nation of sponges who expect the government to supply all our needs; partly due to the fact that government keeps promising handouts. The work ethic that made this country great is almost non-existent. The gravy train will eventually run out and the masses will revolt.
  • Corruption – I don’t believe I have ever witnessed such corruption in government in my entire lifetime. Corruption in the White House, the DOJ, Congress, IRS, State Department, state houses, court houses and even the military. What is worse is that no one seems to be held accountable!
  • Education – I was handed a copy of Common Core’s curriculum a couple of weeks ago and found the 2nd grade “sex education” books to be pornographic with sketches of genitals and positions of sexual encounter. When the government attempts to control the education of our children, what do we expect?
  • Economics – Many of today’s top economists believe we are rapidly approaching a collapse that will eclipse 2008. China and Russia are maneuvering to topple the dollar as the world’s currency. China will become the world’s number one economy within a year! The borrower (the U.S.) will become a slave to the lender (China). This shift in economic power will eventually cause a shift in political and military power as well.
I asked you to stay with me and hopefully you have. You may be thinking at this time; what hope is there, or “does anyone have a .38 cal.?”
The only hope I see is found on the knees. A spiritual awakening will transform a society quicker than any other happening. The problem with this thought is that today’s church doesn’t have time to stop and seek the Lord’s intervention. We are the most hurried, flurried, worried and blurry-eyed people in American history. Therefore, we must be brought to our knees since we will not willingly go there ourselves. The crumbling world in which we live will drive us to a prostrate position. That is where the answer is found and that is where the intervention of God will be realized.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jane Hamon: What "The Process" of "The Fulfillment" Of Your Promises Might Look Like

This is an encouraging word to embrace change and to expect God to fulfill His promise.

As you may have heard, Vision Church at Christian International suffered from terrible flooding and damage from the recent storms. As a result we have pulled up our carpet and are dealing with the underlying issues. But we are excited because we know this is a sign of a new season of prophetic fulfillment for us and so many in the Body of Christ.

On April 11, 2014, just three weeks earlier, Cindy Jacobs was prophesying at our Watchman Intercessor conference when she began to declare that: the spirit of a delay was broken, and that every curse upon the land that came from the spirit of robbery and piracy was destroyed. Her next words were that:God had declared a time of renovation for us and that He would more than supply our needs. Then she pointed at the carpet and said, "This carpet is coming up!" She said it several times! Three weeks later the carpet was pulled up! This is prophetic fulfillment!

We don't always understand God's promises or processes. But He is true to His Words. When the prophetic word came, we all rejoiced...but didn't realize the upheaval the process of fulfillment would mean.

My mother-in-law, Evelyn Hamon, uses an illustration about progress. She says that when God declares a season of progress, we must prepare ourselves for His process. It is exciting to go from a two-lane road to a four-lane road...but usually at some point in the process of progress it becomes a one-lane road with significant delays and a mess! But this is progress! This is fulfillment!

So we must embrace the new season of fulfillment...even though change may mean at times that things get messy before the finished product emerges...even though our faith may get stretched as we pass through the narrow place of a single lane for a time...even though it isn't comfortable to our flesh.

How else can we see God arise as the Lord Of The Breakthrough unless we have some situations that need breaking through?

Embrace your new season and expect a time of God fulfilling what He has promised! Delay is broken, every curse is destroyed, and the new thing is at hand!

Jane Hamon
Vision Church @ Christian International

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cal Thomas column - May 15, 2014

Another expose' of how far we have fallen:

Cal  Thomas

Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in the gay rights movement as the equivalent of an early American pioneer.
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones, apparently, didn't get the memo. Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible" after he saw Sam and his boyfriend kiss each other live on ESPN. His tweet was quickly taken down, but the political correctness police swooped in anyway. Jones has been fined and suspended. He's also being forced to attend "educational training" to get his "mind right," to borrow a phrase from the film "Cool Hand Luke." This sounds like the old communist "re-education" camps.
Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin called Jones' comment "inappropriate and unacceptable." Jones issued a statement that read like it had been written by a lawyer, apologizing for his "inappropriate" tweet and taking "full responsibility" for his comment.
How quickly things have changed from the recent experiences of Tim Tebow. When the quarterback heroically led the Denver Broncos to a playoff victory in 2012 and dropped to one knee, as he often did to express gratitude to God (a move that quickly became known as "Tebowing," which spawned countless YouTube parodies), he was widely ridiculed by many of the same entities that now defend Michael Sam, including some NFL players and even "Saturday Night Live," which in a skit had "Jesus" offering Tebow advice while sitting next to him on a locker room bench.
When the Broncos released Tebow, he was mocked again, not only for his faith, but for claiming to be a virgin who wanted to save himself for marriage. In an increasingly secular and licentious culture this sort of thinking and expression, apparently, must be silenced.
During Tebow's brief professional career, TV ratings spiked, jerseys and other gear with Tebow's name on it sold well and, according to Ad Age, "In terms of influence, Mr. Tebow is now in the top 40 of 3,000 celebs ... on par with Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg."
Yet, Tebow endured a sometimes silent and often shouted campaign to brand him in a negative way. He was called "polarizing." It was said he had "baggage," though his "bags" were considerably lighter than many other professional athletes who have had drug and alcohol problems, incidents with guns at strip clubs and numerous out-of-wedlock children.
Continue reading here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

7 Common Spiritual Dream Meanings by Doug Addison

Do you remember your dreams, or understand them if you do?  I am fascinated by dreams--mine and others'.  I sometimes have difficulty figuring out where they fit in the various dream categories.  Was it a 'pizza' dream caused by something I ate, is God speaking to me, or is it something I am worrying about, anticipating, etc?  The following article by Doug Addison is interesting because he mentions several of the most common dreams that people have.  I have dreamed several of these.

Doug is a Christian comedian, a prophetic minister, and also quite experienced in dream interpretation.  You can read more from him on his website here.

7 Common Spiritual Dream Meanings


Dreamer7 Common Spiritual Dream Meanings
Doug Addison
One amazing way that God can speak to us is through our dreams at night. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand them. Many people are wondering, ”What do my dreams mean?” After interpreting thousands of dreams for people, I began to notice patterns. Several dream themes seemed to be common in many of the people I came in contact with. Dreams like flying, falling, teeth coming loose, running or being chased, having a baby, showing up naked, going to the bathroom in public … recognize any of these? Chances are you have had one or more of these common dream themes.
As I give meanings to some of these common dreams, realize that I’m generalizing. There may be more details to your dream, so this is only the basic meaning for most of them. The following are the most common dreams.
By far, flying dreams are the most common. Dreams that involve flying without the use of an airplane are usually very positive (depending on context). They indicate you have a high degree of creativity, you have the ability to rise above circumstances, and you are possibly maturing spiritually.
The second most common dream involves your teeth coming loose or falling out. This type of dream reveals that you are in need of direction. Teeth chew food and make the food useful for the body. Symbolically, teeth chew the Word or teaching of God, so it can be digested and made useful through application. Chewing, or thinking about something, brings deeper understanding. That’s why teeth coming loose or falling out means that you’re in need of direction, wisdom, or advice.
Baby or pregnant
Both men and women can have this type of dream. Most of the time, it is not a literal dream but symbolic. It’s referring to birthing something new into your life. It could be a new job, a gift, an anointing, creativity, or even a clever invention.
Chased or running
More often than not, dreams that involve running can be frightening. This type of dream usually represents one of two situations–you are either running from something in your life, or you are being chased down by your own destiny, and it’s trying to catch up with you. Either situation can seem scary, because they both require major changes. This type of dream is a strong indication that there’s some calling on your life that you have yet to fulfill. Why would something evil try to prevent you from this? It is because you have something great to fulfill in your life for God.
Dreams in which you are falling indicate that you are out of control in your life. Falling can also suggest that you may need to let go and take some risk. Most people who have falling dreams also have flying dreams. If you’re having a repeated falling dream, this indicates you need peace in your life. Once the peace manifests, you can get the creative juices flowing and fly again.
Showing up late for anything in a dream is a warning to not miss what is coming. It is just making you aware of something approaching. So when you wake up, ask God to help you catch whatever it is.
Not able to run, move, or speak
Whenever we are unable to run or move in a dream, it indicates that something is trying to stop us or hold us back in life. This interpretation can also be applied to dreams when we are not able to speak or cry out for help. This can indicate there are dark forces working against you. But, the good news is that there must be something great for you to fulfill, and that is why you are getting so much resistance.
So now, next time you have one of these common dreams, you will be much more prepared to not only understand it but also how to respond to it.
I teach an accelerated dream learning process in my Dream Crash Course online training and my book, Understand Your Dreams Now: Spiritual Dream Interpretation.Just visit my website to learn more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How far we have fallen!

Have you seen the photo of the homosexual ball player celebrating his draft pick with a kiss to another man?  The photo was on the Drudge Report for a couple of days.  How far we have fallen as a nation!  We seem to have surpassed Sodom and Gomorah in our sinfulness!  Surely if God judged them he must judge us!

Everytime I looked at Drudge for news these past days I tried to avoid seeing that shameful picture.  I am reminded of the scripture in Psalms, "I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me."  Psalm 101:2-4  

I don't want that picture in my mind.  It makes me feel sick and sad and disgusted and despairing and even hopeless for the future of my grandchildren.  It is shameful, but they have lost all sense of shame for their sinfulness and instead flaunt it.

The news media, the homosexual lobby, 'enlightened' citizens--all can proclaim to the highest heavens that homosexuality is good and 'gay marriage' is right, but I see those who do that as the citizens in the book The Emperor Has No Clothes.  Did you read that as a child?  Even though the Emperor was totally naked his subjects were to ignore that fact and pretend that he was fully clothed.

The Bible says marriage is a sacred covenant between one man and one woman which is for the purpose of procreating the earth.  This covenant is to represent the love of God and his church for one another.  Anyone who calls what those of the same sex do together a marriage are pretending, but as Galatians 6:7 says, Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.  Earlier in the chapter it says, "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass (sin), you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted."  It doesn't say ignore the sin.

Homosexuality is a sin, just as adultery, gossip, gluttony, idolatry, selfishness, abortion, and the list goes on and on, are sins, and we need to call them what they are.  Homosexuality is not any worse sin than any other because all sin separates us from God, but the only hope for sinners is to recognize the sin, repent and turn to Jesus, our savior.  The job of God's people is to help those who don't yet know Him understand how good He is, how much He loves them and that He is holy and cannot allow sin.  How will people know if we don't tell them what the Bible says?

I have heard the argument that homosexuals are born that way.  Are adulterers, liars, murderers, etc.  born that way, since all are listed together in Romans 1?  No!  They are sinners who need to be saved from their sin by the grace of God.  We all have a predisposition to sin in different ways, but it is only 'overcomers' who inherit the kingdom (see Revelation 2 &3).  Contrary to popular belief it is not loving to close our eyes to sin or try to rename it (same-sex marriage, pro-choice) thereby encouraging people to continue.  The loving thing is to help them(us) identify the sin, turn to Jesus to confess it and then to learn to resist the temptation to continue sinning.  We all need this help.

I am tired of watching the media brainwash us into thinking we are OK when we are not!  It is time for God's people to stand for righteousness!

Please, Lord, let there be a spiritual awakening in this country and let it begin with the church.  It is our only hope.

II Chron. 7:14:  "If my people who are called by my Name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land."

Let us pray fervently for revival and turn from our wicked ways!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Architect of Destruction by Maureen Scott

Maureen Scott is an excellent communicator.  If I could write well this is exactly how I would say what I think about our President.  You can read this article and others by Maureen and other columnists at this interesting and informative website:

The Architect of Destruction

By Maureen Scott

"Obama comes from a community organizer background where it's us against them. But that's not who we are. And that's not the position the leader of our Nation should take."– Dr. Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That bitterness seems not to have left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem – for anyone in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets "goose bumps" when a band plays "The Star Spangled Banner," or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful?" Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or is he moved to sadness and reflection when someone plays "taps" on a trumpet? Has he ever felt the depth of our admiration of the military, as lovers of those who keep America free feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful – because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a grandfather or uncle who showed his medals and told of the bravery of his fellow troops as they fought and tramped through foreign lands sacrificing for a cause greater than their own lives. He didn't have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn't delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn't singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather Obama was separated from all of these experiences. He doesn't really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and is insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite us.

Obama has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better, grateful, and proud that, in a short time, our country became a leader, and a protector of so many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements ,along with any of his critics, all for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading anyone who opposes his policies and actions. Unlike a secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, Obama displays a cocky, haughty attitude and a dread of being critiqued.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the "Great Uniter"). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping citizens separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, disrespectful of, and retaliate against those of differing backgrounds and views. Through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of rowdy, street-fighting gangs. When, instead, he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
  • Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
  • Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming, and trustworthy force.
  • Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.