Prophetic Declaration…

“I am coming and I am coming quickly”…

“I am coming to turn the tide towards Myself”…

“I am the focus of human history – no one but Me deserves the Glory which the Father has reserved for Me alone”…

“I have been silent, I have been quiet, I have been still but now I am ready to Roar”, declares the Lord…

“I will be the Protector of those who have no protector, of those who have chosen not to protect themselves but to trust Me to protect them”…

“I will Roar on their behalf and all who oppress them will flee”, declares the Lord…

“Where corruption exists in government I will remove it”, declares the Lord, “where there are those in positions of authority who love and practice lying, I will remove them”, declares the Lord…

“Where there are those who have made a pact with the devil against Me and who are unwilling to relinquish that pact but would prefer to go until death to aid and abet their pact with the devil – I will remove them from their positions of authority in government”, declares the Lord…

“The reason I came to earth was to destroy the works of the devil and to set free all those who wanted to walk in freedom in accordance with My Truth”, declares the Lord, “who choose to walk in both faith and forgiveness towards their fellowman”…

“Where someone does not believe in Me and does not forgive both themselves and others they are not able to achieve My Purpose for them on earth”, declares the Lord, “I am coming and I am Roaring against all who do not believe and against all who do not forgive”…

“Those who hear my Roars and repent and turn to Me in belief (trusting in My forgiveness) and then turn to their fellowman in forgiveness (trusting in My forgiveness) – these will I welcome close to me in relationship on earth”, declares the Lord…

“To those who refuse to believe in My Name and refuse to forgive themselves and their fellowman as I have forgiven them, they are of no use to Me on earth and I will take them to their respective places”…

“To those who refuse to believe in Me on earth, they will experience the result of their unbelief in the next life”…

“To those who refuse to forgive themselves and their fellowman – who choose instead to live in self-condemnation and also in condemnation of their fellow man – they will be taken home where they will know Me fully and be freed from their unforgiveness”…

“There is no pleasure in the next life for those who refuse to believe in Me in this life”, declares the Lord, “there is only punishment, pain and remorse”…

“There is no pleasure in the lake of fire and brimstone, only eternal torment”…

“My heart bleeds with compassion for those who choose to ignore Me for their entire lives while I continue to give them the very air that they breathe in the hope that they will turn towards Me and find forgiveness from their sin”…

“I have set a time and that time is now, where I will start to sweep across the earth to bring salvation to the entire earth – My Voice will be heard, My Presence will be felt, My Anointing will release the bondages which have enslaved My People throughout time”…

“I have come and I will not leave until My Mission is fulfilled and My Mission is to take this world for My Own Possession”…

“To release the hearts of all who dwell on the earth to receive My Salvation, to control the affections of all who dwell on the earth – that of their own freed will they will choose to submit themselves to Me and My will for their lives”…

“When I came and lived on earth in the Person of Jesus, I, the Holy Spirit was powerful to achieve all things for which the Father sent Me”…

“Jesus was and is still God and yet He submitted Himself to Me to live through Him and achieve all that the Father called Him to do”…

“I will now do this – I, the Holy Spirit will now do this for all of those who belong to Me who will remain on earth until the time of the end”…

“I accomplished through Jesus – through His Perfect Submission – all that the Father planned for His Life – He demonstrated perfectly the Father’s Heart, the Father’s Character and the Father’s will – He was perfect in all His Ways – both internally and externally – He was perfect inside and out”…

“I have come and I am able to do this for all who surrender themselves entirely to Me”…

“I am calling for all who believe on My Name to surrender themselves to Me – for the Glory of Jesus – to be surrendered to Me – the Holy Spirit – to fill them and restore them into the likeness and image of Jesus – who is your example on earth – His life is your example – the example for all who believe in His Name”…

“I have come to fill the earth with His Glory – His Glory will be seen through all who surrender themselves fully to Me”…

“I will fill all those who want Me to overflowing and without measure, with My Presence”, declares the Lord, “and no one will stop Me from achieving My Purpose in this world before I come again”…

“My Spirit will fill the world, He will prevail over every heart and all those who remain on the face of the earth will be saved at a point in time”, declares the Lord, “before the time of the end when the power of the Holy Ones is broken as I spoke in Daniel, before that time I will prevail at a point in time over every heart and will receive the Glory which My Father reserved for Me before time began”…

“At the Name of Jesus every knee will bow on earth, under the earth and above the earth and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father”…

“Nothing will stop Me”…

“I love all but I will not force any to submit themselves to Me and My way of living which I demonstrated through My Son Jesus”…

“I will support those fully who surrender themselves to Me – who desire to do My will and to know Me above all else”…

“Nothing will be withheld from them”…

“I will usher all others into eternity for this is the time when the meek shall inherit the earth – as a precursor to My eventual reign from Jerusalem – this is the time where the meek shall inherit the earth and they will do so in quietness and humility with My angels fighting their battles and providing My protection to them – nothing will touch them, not even death, nothing will sway them from the love and devotion which they have towards Me”, declares the Lord, “and their lives and their testimonies – whether these be in life or in death – will speak to all about their love for Me”, declares the Lord, “just as My Son testified of His Love towards Me where He kept entrusting Himself to Me even as He hung dying in agony on the cross”…

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Discernment…

I’ve been thinking about the way we receive information and what we choose to believe as being true…

There’s a very important principle in this (i.e. how we know who to trust and who not to trust) and it has a lot to do with discernment…

So what is discernment?

An important foundation, or ground-rule, of discernment, is the realization that none of us has to believe anything that anyone else tells us to be true…

Whether that person is our parent or grandparent, our aunt or uncle, our school teacher, our sports teams’ coach, our line manager, our mentor, our spiritual leader or even our doctor…

When we are young sometimes the cards are stacked against us comprehending the truth of what I’ve just shared above…

There is an art, which we learn as we grow older, to not agree with what we’re being told and thus not submit to it in our hearts by those in positions of authority over us…

The way I’ve personally learnt it is that when someone who genuinely is in authority over me requires me to do something that I don’t believe in, let’s say the involuntary and compulsive paying of taxes to the government for an example, that I do this (i.e. pay the taxes) but I don’t submit on the inside to this being right (or the way things should be) and it doesn’t stop me from praying to the Lord to change the system of government in my country…

Thus it’s possible for us to respect someone’s position of authority in terms of doing what they tell us (eg. paying taxes) but not believe what they are trying to force us (or grind us down) to ‘give in’ to as being right (or to stop fighting and ‘lay down and die’ so to speak) and to inwardly submit to (or become complicit to, to the point that we ‘receive’ the slavery this brings)…

If we learn this principle of not submitting on the inside to authority figures that we disagree with then our spirits won’t be broken through whatever ‘force’ or ‘control’ or ‘manipulation’ or ‘thumb screws’ that these authority figures try to impose upon us…

All these techniques are techniques to chain our minds (so that we cannot think freely for ourselves)…

The next level of freedom to clear the foundation to begin to build the house of discernment in our lives is to be able to realize that even the opinions of those who we choose to be our friends or wives and husbands don’t define who we are or how we have to think, even about ourselves…

Everyone, even those we choose to bring in close to us, have their own opinions and this is a good thing…

At times those opinions will hurt us personally when they appear to be (or are) pointed directly against us and what we cherish deeply in our hearts…

The lesson to learn here about those we choose to be close to us is that even they don’t define us…

We can still choose (if that’s what we choose to do) to be close to them based on their opinions about us even if we don’t believe these to be true, but over time if these opinions persist and we still don’t believe those opinions are true, those relationships will naturally grow distant as there is no agreement (or compatibility) in our thinking…

This is a hard lesson but if we stay true to what we believe, even in the face of opposition from those we’ve chosen to be close to, we will protect our ability to exercise discernment in the decisions we face in life…

As soon as someone else (even someone we’ve chosen to bring close to us) is given control by us over what we think is true we become their slave, we have lost our freedom of thought and thus lost our discernment…

So assuming we come to a point where no one (whether they be authority figures or friends or loved ones) has any mental hold over us, from that ‘platform’ we’ll now be in a good position to begin to endeavour to relate to the outside world in terms of all the messages we are bombarded with on a daily basis…

What is someone’s motivation?  This is the first question we should ask ourselves in the outside world when we come across a voice which is trying to persuade us to entertain their idea or their product or their cause or to become a part of their movement…

What’s in it for them?  Who’s paying them?  Who’s paying whoever is paying them?  And on and on and on up until we reach the ultimate payer and then we would ask ourselves what is the motivation of that ultimate payer?

What is the end game?  Everything we’re encouraged to get involved in or participate in has an end game and in discovering (through a process of why questions) what the end game is at the highest level we can find out a lot about whether we want to invest our thoughts, time, energy, money and lives in that end game…

What do we really believe in?  As we ‘fact find’ with respect to the above questions we’ll find out what those around us believe in and are passionate about (which doesn’t make them right by the way) but it’s important for us to know and establish what we believe in and are passionate about so we can tell whether we want to invest the opportunity cost of ‘going down their rabbit hole’ or not in terms of our finite life span on earth…

By knowing what we really believe in it eliminates a lot of inefficiency in terms of being dragged in all directions in terms of our attention, attachment and devotion to various pursuits, beliefs and causes…

Having gotten this far, how though, when we come across information which so many are stating as being true on issues which we’ve decided we are interested in, do we know whether they are telling us the truth?  They tell us they care about the thing which we’ve discovered we care about but how do we know they’re genuine?

Again, my personal experience has been that often I have a ‘gut feeling’ about people and their motivations just by being around them or watching them talking on television or observing them in person or through how they relate to others or myself, it’s like an ‘intuition’ which isn’t based on fact but based on getting ‘a sense’ of the person and what they’re about…

It’s this ‘gut feeling’ or ‘ring of truth’ (like tapping a glass with a fork and hearing that distinctive ‘ding’ sound) or ‘intuitive feeling’ which helps me to establish over time (sometimes almost instantly) who I can trust and who I can not, who I will co-labour with and who I will not and even who I will entrust my heart to and who I will not…

I believe we come to understand over time (through meeting different types of people in our lives) that not everyone’s ‘gut feeling’ mechanism is the same or as sensitive as everyone else’s hence if we feel that we’re not as ‘intuitive’ as we’d like to be on being able to make these ‘instinctive decisions’ (if we’re in our own opinion maybe too ‘gullible’ or ‘naive’) then it’s wise for us to team up with a friend who we believe has a strong ‘intuitive antenna’ for who is genuine and who is not…

From there we could choose to spend time investigating those who this ‘intuitive’ friend or person feels are ‘the real deal’ and ‘check out’ the ‘intuitive’ person’s intuition by delving into facts about these ‘real deal’ people to consolidate or validate whether we can trust the ‘intuitive’ person…

I believe this is a good approach…

Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. (Proverbs 11:14 NASB)

Finally, speaking personally, I have come to believe that I can only absolutely trust One Person and that One Person is God (the Father, Jesus & the Holy Spirit)…

Everyone else (at times) lies and (at times) has false information (even if that’s just in their motivation for why they share true facts and true information)…

Some people (who know God better than others) lie less and share more true information from a pure motive…

My desire is to listen to these people (the ones who know God better), to engage with these people…

After all the above, the objective truth which God has written down has been written down in the scripture (i.e. what is commonly known today as the 66 books of the Old and New Testament of the Holy Bible)…

I desire that (the scripture) to always be my final standard – I take everything in, i.e. I take everything I perceive and hear and see from others ‘under advisement’, then I talk to God about it personally, God talks back to me in physically inaudible conversations which I hear in the spirit of my mind and then I take what He tells me to His word, the scripture, to test whether or not what I am hearing is true…

This last point (when I follow this process), built on top of all the other points, then gives me my final ‘seal’ on discernment…

I desire to always yield whatever I believe to be true to the Lord and let Him make the final decision on what I believe to be true as ultimately only He knows what is true, only He knows the hearts of every human being on the planet and all the ‘intuition’ which He gives us comes from Him…

But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He had no need that anyone should testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25 NASB)

As enabled by the Lord, I have been growing in this understanding, this decision-making process and even though the desired outcome is that I always willingly hand over these ‘final decisions’ to the Lord, I still involve myself in the preceding process (as described earlier in the post) so that when these decisions are finally made (situation by situation, issue by issue, or topic by topic) I can then ‘own’ them as my own and live with them ‘come what may’…

My prayer for us all is that we will all find increasing freedom in discernment as the Lord leads us – that He will fill us with His discernment so that we all may know the truth and be set free by the truth – In Jesus Name… 🙂

Ps. There is a spiritual gift of “…discerning of spirits…” (1 Corinthians 12:10 KJV) but that isn’t what I’m talking about in this post.  I believe that would be a separate topic. 🙂

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Personality…

Over the last few days, I’ve been delving into the topic of personality and want to discuss how personality fits in with all the ‘rest of us’ in terms of our make-up as people…

This is just a discussion of what I’m learning and also a download of what I’ve observed throughout my experience of life to date…

I strongly believe that every person has a unique personality given to them by God…

Recently my oldest son and I were studying human meiosis as part of his Biology exam preparation…

Homologous pairs and crossing over were two key topics and we watched some YouTube videos to endeavour to get some understanding of what might be going on there…

I believe that our personalities come from that process – what we receive from our parents – and that God is highly involved in that process and what we end up inheriting by way of personality from our parents…

Personality is amoral (i.e. neither moral nor immoral)…

There is nothing sinful about personality…

When we sinned in the Garden of Eden our personalities didn’t become sinful…

Personality is neither right nor wrong…

There are no wrong personalities…

Personality is how we view the world and behave on the inside without any outside influence or conditioning…

It is our style or our way of expressing ourselves or ordering our thoughts or responding to situations…

What we do with our personalities, i.e. whether we are true to them, or express them, or hide them, or mask them, or deny them or try to change them, suppress them, be someone else, those things can either be right or wrong, i.e. sinful if we repress or suppress our personalities and try to be something we’re not, as that is not being transparent…

In terms of personality, we are not all the same…

We are not ‘cookie-cutter’ clones…

Even as those of us who know the Lord and have received the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father who live in us, even we, are not ‘cookie-cutter’ clone Christians…

When we receive the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father we don’t lose our personality…

That would be like God giving each person a uniqueness (an amoral uniqueness) and then taking it away from them when they came to know Him…

This would be counterproductive for God…

Every snowflake is unique (this is a scientific fact)…

Every person is also unique (we are fearfully and wonderfully made)…

Psychologists have studied people’s behaviour and mental processes and come up with various ways of categorizing personality traits and personality types…

Just recently I came across one personality type from one of the categorizations on YouTube called the ‘INFJ’ and watched a video on it and was quite taken by how similar to myself the description seemed to be…

Since then I’ve watched quite a few more videos on this personality type to delve further into it…

This particular way of categorizing personalities seems to talk about ‘preferences’ of how different people view the world…

I don’t really have an opinion on that presently – it’s been an interesting study but that’s about all I can say about that – I seem to be very similar to the ‘INFJ’ characteristics which other people who view themselves as being ‘INFJ’ are identifying but I don’t feel that a label of ‘INFJ’ can describe me…

There are parts of my personality which don’t perfectly fit within what I’ve heard that description to be to date although that description does appear to fit me better than any of the other 15 descriptions in that particular model (or categorization system) for working out personality types…

So, I believe we’re each given our personalities by our parents (it’s very possible that some of the characteristics of our personalities were recessive genes in our parents which didn’t get expressed in their personalities but which are now being expressed in ours) but somewhere along the line Adam and Eve were given all the personality traits by the Lord in the Garden of Eden when He created them and these have been spread throughout the rest of us over time and thus each and every one of us has a unique personality given to us by the Lord…

Why does the Lord give us unique personalities?

The Lord has a unique call on each of our lives…

Along with personalities, the Lord gives us giftings…

Giftings are different from personalities…

You could have the same gifting as someone else but express that same gifting through your different personalities and although the result is technically the same, perhaps you will reach those who resonate with your personality or expression and someone else will reach those who resonate with theirs (or even vice versa as sometimes we can receive things from those who are the exact opposite to us as when we hear it from them it strikes us as being true)…

Giftings might be (i) physical (to do with the body), (ii) mental, emotional & volitional (to do with the soul) or (iii) spiritual (to do with the spirit)…

God gives us all these gifts but these gifts do not define our personalities…

(i) Maybe you’re insanely good looking (think Zoolander)…

(ii) Maybe you have an incredible IQ or EQ or are incredibility self-motivated or self-disciplined…

(iii) Maybe you have the ability to heal people or raise them from the dead…

If, for example, you’re insanely good looking then that’s a physical gifting – praise God for that… 🙂

If, for example, you have an amazing IQ then that’s a gift you have in your soul – praise God for that… 🙂

If, for example, you have “gifts of healing” (1 Corinthians 12:9) or “the effecting of miracles” (1 Corinthians 12:10) – praise God for that… 🙂

There may be times when we’re operating in a spiritual gifting where the Holy Spirit temporarily ‘suspends’ or ‘puts on hold’ the way in which we would normally operate through our personalities to ‘get done’ what He needs to get done…

I have experienced this – certain times where I know it’s Him and He basically expresses Himself through me in a way that I would never express myself and it leaves me kind of shocked and taken aback but I know that it’s Him and that it’s OK, then that kind of subsides and I’m back with myself…

Now, I believe that the Lord lives through me – more and more and more – in a natural way every day…

I believe this because I experience His peace and His wisdom and His calm in certain situations which left to myself would stress me out…

I also find that I don’t get angry (about not getting what I want) anywhere near as much as I used to which is another sign that the Lord is living through me but all this is natural – just through my personality…

So what I’m saying is, and I first heard this through a friend many years ago when we were walking around town, that the Lord will use us but its totally natural, we don’t have to change the way we naturally function, i.e. our way of doing things, to have the Lord living through us…

In saying this again, I stress that I’m not talking about sin, I’m talking about our own unique way of expressing ourselves, the little quirks which make up who we are compared with who someone else is…

In some ways, it’s easiest for us to know that we’re operating out of our own personality when others comment on how they like it that we’re “comfortable in our own skin” or words to that effect, or when we observe others delighting in our particular expression of a thought as being authentic or unique or even cute through us…

I believe people are cute (no matter how old or young they are) when they are operating naturally through their God-given personality…

They’re not putting on a show, they’re not faking it, they’re not ‘in their head’ about how to come across to try and manipulate someone’s emotions or impressions of them – they’re just authentic…

For me, I find beauty in all people, through their personalities, no matter how sinful they may be…

I believe God does too…

He made all of our personalities, He made us all unique (like the snowflakes I mentioned earlier) and I believe He gets pleasure in seeing us enjoying expressing ourselves through our personalities without being ‘boxed in’ or encumbered by ‘social norms’ or ‘social expectations’ of what is ‘right’ and ‘proper’ in terms of personality…

Personality isn’t right or wrong, it’s unique…

The joy of living is getting to know the myriad personalities which the Lord has created and in knowing that each one is just a slice of who the Lord is Himself, as He is all those personalities rolled in One… 🙂

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Righteousness exalts a nation…

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. (Proverbs 14:34 NASB)

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LordThe people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. (Psalm 32:12 NASB)

Father, in Jesus Name, we pray that many nations would become righteous nations through faith in Jesus Christ, the righteousness of faith in Jesus, which is the only way which any of us can become righteous in Your sight…

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” (John 11:25-27 NASB)

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:5 NASB)

We pray that many nations would become blessed by the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ…

We ask for the salvation of many nations, to all nations which turn in faith to Jesus Christ, we ask for Your covering of, “Love covers a multitude of sins” to be over all nations which turn in faith to Jesus Christ, that all those nations whose citizens are saved would be covered by His Banner over them which is Love…

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 NASB)

“He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love. (Song of Solomon 2:4 NASB)

We pray that there would be no condemnation on these nations which turn to Jesus Christ in faith for salvation and that Your Protection, Your Shield, would be over these nations to protect them from anything, any weapon formed against them, any accusation made against them, from the enemy…

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:11-12 NASB)

“In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LordAnd their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 54:14-17 NASB)

Let Your Protection be over all these nations and let them grow and flourish in peace under Your Protection…

Let the Knowledge of God multiply in all these nations who have been chosen by God for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ…

Let the Knowledge of God fill the entire earth as the waters cover the sea and let every nation praise You, let every single person in every single nation praise You and worship You from their place – let Your Salvation, Your Holy Spirit fill the hearts of every single person in the whole world – let them all praise You, let them all come to know You as Saviour and Lord – let them all be filled with Your Holy Spirit and let them all be saved and grow more and more and more to greater and greater and greater maturity in You – let the Holy Spirit live “without measure” (John 3:34 NASB) through every single person alive on this planet in Jesus Name I pray and let those chosen for salvation stand strong in ever-increasing measure until You come again to earth to reign Lord after the time of the end where the power of the Saints is broken as Your word states, in Jesus Name…

“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14 NASB)

Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3-5 NASB)

The LORD will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own place. (Zephaniah 2:11 NASB)

“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. (Joel 2:28-29 NASB)

I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed. (Daniel 12:7 NASB)

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Revelation 3:7-13 NASB)

So let it be, Amen and Amen…

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Rugby Australia versus God…

https://caldronpool.com/rugby-australia-says-the-bible-itself-is-a-problem/?fbclid=IwAR0vWwaa-jxQ2IhDjtsKSCp1CDsKfcmZYf38xO0iZRgdmyv5Pevpe7H3S0I

Finally, the truth has come out…

It’s been a while coming…

We’ve been fed so many lies by the Australian Media…

We’ve heard so many lies from Rugby Australia…

But now we know the truth…

The Chairman. Q. Ms Castle, what if Mr Folau had photocopied passages from the Bible and simply posted that on his social media pages, would that have caused a problem for you?

A. I think it depends on which ones he – which pages he photocopied.

Q. If he photocopied the passages that are referred to in the posts, would that have caused a problem for you?

A. Yes, it would have.

Here’s the scripture passage which Israel’s post was based on…

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB)

Thus, Rugby Australia’s problem was with the scripture, not Israel Folau…

Furthermore, Rugby Australia’s problem is now with God Himself…

God wrote the scripture and this is His warning for anyone who would take away from the words of His Book…

and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:19 NASB)

An incredibly sober and terrifying warning which honestly none of us would ever want to be on the wrong end of, I know for myself that I would never want to be on the wrong end of that warning…

Basically, a warning two verses before the end of the entire Book, that if anyone tries to take away from His word then they will not be spending eternity with Him in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2 NASB)…

The only remaining option is that they’ll be spending eternity in the lake of fire…

And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15 NASB)

Thus, if I was Rugby Australia I would be immediately (a) repenting to God for dishonouring His word, (b) apologizing to Israel Folau for discriminating against him on religious grounds by terminating his contract and (c) reinstating and making appropriate restitution to Israel Folau…

If I was Rugby Australia, I would be doing those things right now before it’s too late… 😦

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Who Controls the World?

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Revelation 3:7-13 NASB, emphasis mine)

Father, in Jesus Name, I give this burden to You regarding those who presently control the world’s wealth, the world’s media and by corollary the world’s governments (with few exceptions)…

Father, in Jesus Name, I come to You and remind You that You have appointed Your Holy Child Jesus as the Ruler of the kings of the earth as Your word says…

I also remind You Father, in the Name of Jesus, that You spoke the above word prophetically that You would cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—that You would make them come and bow down at our feet, and make them know that You have loved us

So, in the spiritual realm, I speak to those who spiritually control those who physically control the world’s wealth, the world’s media and the vast majority of the world’s governments and I say, in Jesus Name, according to His word, take your hands off these ones who have been used as your servants for evil and depart from them…

I command you in Jesus Name to let them go and leave them, come no more…

You have no further place in their lives, you have no further place in the lives of their children or of their relatives, they are free from your control, in Jesus Name…

Go to the place appointed for you by God and come no more until all things are fulfilled according to His word

I speak the fulfilment of His word today…

I speak it in Jesus Name…

I speak today that the tide has turned, that the freedom has begun…

That from today onward we will see those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—that from today onward You would make them come (even one by one) and bow down at our feet, and admit that You have loved us…

That they would surrender themselves (even one by one) to You Jesus and give themselves and all that they are and possess to You and to Your people, Your Church…

I give myself completely to You Lord, I am Yours…

I am not my own, I am Yours…

Do with me whatever You want to do, I put myself in Your Hands…

Speak now to the members of this synagogue and set them free from it, open their eyes to see the truth and come and bow at our feet, offering all they have to Your Church (Your Body) in the service of God…

Let Your Fire be ignited in their hearts individually and let it burn until the entire synagogue is consumed with Your Fire…

I release Your angels, Father, in Jesus Name, to go now to the members of this synagogue and strip from them all demonic entities which control them – to pull back from them all demonic entities which ensnare them – to release them from all demonic interference, in Jesus Name…

Let them see Your angels Father and let Your angels speak messages from Yourself to the members of this synagogue (as Jesus Himself spoke to Saul of Tarsus on the Road to Damascus) telling them of what You have planned for them…

And like Saul of Tarsus Father, let the members of this synagogue be transformed into Your Image, confessing You – Jesus – as Lord, and becoming Your bond-servants…

Speak to them of what they must do and enable them to do it…

Let the power shift today Lord, Amen, let the power shift today…

Visit this synagogue with Your Salvation…

Let no one remain untouched…

Shut it down, let nothing remain, set all free…

Release Your provision for the Harvest, let Truth and Righteousness spring forth on the earth, release all the innovations which have been suppressed, release all the creativity which has been suppressed, release all the truth which has been suppressed, let everything hidden in the darkness come into the light…

Open the eyes of all, let Your Truth be known…

On earth as it is in heaven…

Let Your Reproductive Power flow and let the earth be saved…

Let Salvation come to Your people, those descended from the twelve tribes of Israel and in their salvation let the world be saved…

Israel belongs to the Jews, not to the synagogue of Satan, bring this to reality Lord, give back Israel to the Jews as the indigenous people of the land, Thank You Father, Thank You Father, Thank You Father…

And let them be saved, let all be saved and let Your Freedom reign on earth…

Let Righteousness rain down and spring up all over the earth…

Let freedom flow, let the ribbons of salvation encircle the earth and let the messengers of the gospel gracefully slide along on them…

Let salvation flow, let salvation flow, let salvation flow, in Jesus Name, Amen

Let the Blood of Jesus be over all God’s People…

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Reconciliation?

In a Players Voice article dated 16 Apr 18 Israel Folau wrote the following:

I didn’t agree with Bill Pulver taking a stance on the same-sex marriage vote on behalf of the whole organisation, but I understand the reasons behind why he did.

I believe some context and background to this statement can be garnered from the following article

Bill Pulver was the CEO of Rugby Australia before Raelene Castle…

I’ve been thinking, what would it take for reconciliation to occur between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia?

It is still inconceivable to me that Rugby Australia attends the 2019 Rugby World Cup without their best player…

So what would need to happen for this to become a reality, i.e. for Rugby Australia to field their best team at the 2019 Rugby World Cup…

I was praying about this and the Lord told me that Rugby Australia had ‘over-reached’ with respect to their public endorsement of same-sex marriage…

It was not Rugby Australia’s place to publically endorse same-sex marriage (they did this on 12 Sep 17) on the day that the postal survey vote commenced…

If Bill Pulver had have wanted to publically endorse same-sex marriage then it would have been appropriate for him to do so from his own personal social media platforms…

If Cameron Clyne had have wanted to publically endorse same-sex marriage then it would have been appropriate for him to do so from his own personal social media platforms…

How could Rugby Australia have been speaking for all their constituents when they made the call to publically endorse same-sex marriage on behalf of all their constituents?

How could they possibly have even known what all their constituents believed about this issue?

Did they conduct their own private survey of all their constituents prior to the official survey?

For Rugby Australia to publically endorse same-sex marriage they would have needed to have completed such a survey of their constituents and received a 100% support response, otherwise, they would not be representing their constituents fairly…

There is no evidence to suggest that Rugby Australia ever canvased their constituents in this manner and so they had no legitimate authority to publically endorse same-sex marriage…

The Lord is perfectly happy for anyone who wants to play rugby professionally to play rugby…

The Lord doesn’t discriminate against anyone who wants to play rugby professionally, He is happy for the best team to be chosen – in fact, that’s what He wants…

He wants Rugby Australia to exist to support rugby in Australia (at every level, in every respect) and at the elite level to reward skill and ability by fairly and justly selecting the best players at national level to represent Australia…

This gives all Australians who wish to play rugby something to aim for…

This means that irrespective of your background or beliefs you will be able to reach the highest levels of sporting achievement based on sporting ability without experiencing any discrimination…

Discrimination according to a recent Court of Appeal decision in the UK, is not the expression of a view…

The mere expression of views on theological grounds (e.g. that ‘homosexuality is a sin’) does not necessarily connote that the person expressing such views will discriminate on such grounds.

The Lord wants everyone who is a constituent of Rugby Australia to have the freedom to express their views on their own personal social media platforms without fear of retribution…

The Lord also does not want Rugby Australia to take on a ‘moral arbiter’ role as Rugby Australia has no authority to wield or enforce that role…

Rugby Australia’s role in the Lord’s eyes is to encourage everyone who wants to play Rugby Union in Australia to be able to do so and for those who excel at it to reach the highest levels and represent their country without fear of exclusion should their own personal beliefs differ from the personal beliefs of the Coach, CEO, Chairman of the Board, or sponsors CEO’s…

Basically, to ‘stick to its knitting’, encourage good sport, give the people who decide to play and watch the game the best enjoyment and entertainment that they can and keep morality out of it… 🙂

The Lord gives everyone (not just those who believe in Jesus) passions and abilities and delights in seeing these abilities used to their highest capacity…

Just because someone doesn’t believe in Jesus doesn’t mean that the Lord doesn’t desire them success in their chosen profession, as He gave them those desires and in following them they are more likely to come to know Him…

If there are no sponsors, as Cameron Clyne recently asserted, who agree to support true inclusion and true diversity (all working together on the playing field to achieve the maximum result for the team no matter what they believe personally about moral issues), then the Lord would rather that Rugby Australia ‘die a natural death’ than continue down its present path…

As its present path does not support fairness and justice and nothing built on an unjust foundation will remain…

For I, the LORD, love justice, (Isaiah 61:8a NASB)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You. (Psalm 89:14 NASB)

Thus, Rugby Australia needs a recalibration, to step back from its ‘moralizing role’, to admit that it had no authority to take on that role, to admit that it had no authority to publically endorse same-sex marriage on the day voting commenced on that issue and to step back from any other ‘moralizing roles’ which they have taken on…

This is what the Lord wants for Rugby Australia, only this will ensure that Rugby Australia chooses the best team to represent their nation in the 2019 Rugby World Cup…

If this means that they lose all their present corporate sponsors so be it…

If no other corporate sponsors can be found by Rugby Australia to replace the ones who decide to withdraw their support then Rugby Australia should approach the newly elected Australian Government (as the adapted Australian Coat of Arms is on the Wallabies jersey) to fund them in the spirit of true inclusion and true diversity (until such a time as other corporate sponsors become available)…

If Rugby Australia were to have this change of heart and the appropriate follow-up conversations with sponsors (seeing what the fallout may be), the newly elected Australian Government (if necessary) and then go back to their constituents publically apologizing for publically supporting same-sex marriage and specifically go back to Israel Folau publically apologizing for the discrimination they have exhibited towards him (by the course of action they have pursued, based on his own personal beliefs expressed on his own personal social media platform, with the direct intent to end his professional career and make it impossible for him to practice his profession in his native land), reinstating him on his previous salary with an appropriate bonus to cover the hardship they have caused him, then I believe (in the Lord’s eyes) Israel would be free to return to play for the Wallabies in the 2019 Rugby World Cup (no court case required)…

What of Israel’s Wallabies teammates however?  Will they discriminate against him (realizing that discrimination is about the way we actually treat real people who we may not agree with)?  I believe that no one should be able to discriminate, i.e. not to throw that pass which would mean Israel would score the try, or to ignore Israel at training and have nothing to do with him, or to give him the ‘cold shoulder’ letting him know in no uncertain terms that he’s actually not welcome back, as this goes against the fabric of what it means to be a team (the same is true for all people)…

The reality is that people (being people) have all sorts of personal beliefs, but in a team setting, we need to ‘get over it’, work together as a team, be polite and use the various team members’ strengths to the best advantage to maximize team performance…

It is a choice to be offended not an offence if something you believe offends someone…

When Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the whole world He chose not to be offended at the way He was unjustly treated and by taking on everyone’s sin for all time He has made it possible for everyone to come to experience His forgiveness…

From God’s perspective, all the sin of the whole world is now paid for meaning that God now waits for people to make use of this opportunity to be forgiven…

God desires everyone to repent, but if people don’t want to repent then they won’t be forced to but equally, they won’t experience the forgiveness He bought for them…

Back to our original topic, I believe there is forgiveness for Rugby Australia but the onus is fairly and squarely on Rugby Australia’s shoulders (as discussed above) to publically apologise to their constituents (restoring faith in a fair and just selection process) and specifically to Israel Folau and to work through the mechanics of making the ‘money side’ work by whatever legal means are at its disposal (this responsibility ultimately sits with Cameron Clyne as Chairman of the Board)…

Sadly, from the Lord’s perspective, there is no future (no moving forward) for Rugby Australia until this occurs…

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