My father had a job that required him to work with platinum all day long. He ended each day looking as though he had been on an ocean liner. He was windswept. If you don't know what it means to be windswept, ask a sailor and he will tell you that being windswept is equivalent to having every part of you standing on edge.
His hair stood straight up off his head, the hair on his hands and legs were straight and elevated from his skin, his skin complexion was ruddy, and his eyes were wide open and bright. Working with platinum was like having an adrenaline rush that never stopped nor slowed in intensity. It is for this reason that the Lord God Almighty advises us to use platinum whenever we have an opportunity to do so, and wherever it is available.
A platinum engagement ring is extremely durable, and will protect the diamond in a strong, resilient setting. Platinum wedding bands are also to be seen as advisable. If you cannot get platinum rings, but you have platinum coins, or platinum utensils, keep them for all eternity. The Lord God Almighty wants every marriage relationship to be strong and resilient. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai. The Lord God Almighty is true.
I once was a renegade soldier of Christ. I told him that I wanted him to take my sins away, to die for them, in exchange for my promise to live a different life. I had taken the vows of celibacy, honesty and integrity, tithe, and every other vow required by the Scriptures. I kept most of them, but I turned away from at least three.
I did not see myself as a renegade soldier, because I saw the sins being committed by others, and they were far worse than mine. I now have come to understand that the vows we take have no connection whatsoever to any other person. Each person makes a vow unto God, and he either lives by his vow, or he dies as a renegade soldier.
Regardless of what others might do, it is we who alone must stand before God, righteous and untarnished. It is we whose sins must be forgiven. It is we who must either live or die, because only Christ can die for us. Only he can take the blame for sins committed, not your neighbor, and not your friend. The Lord God Almighty is a just God. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai. The Lord God Almighty is true.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
When you have a problem with the Lord God Almighty, there is nowhere for you to go, and no one to whom you can complain. The Lord God Almighty does not take complaints. He also does not tolerate bad attitudes. If you walk into his chamber with a bad attitude, the ether in him is likely to chew you up and spit you out. He is likely to leave you bloody, and longing for home. He is likely to not be able to make any type of connection to you.
The Lord God Almighty is a righteous God. He is a God whose only thought is righteous, whose every act is righteous, whose every inclination is righteous, and who compels only righteous results. When I think of God, I know that he sees me as righteous, not because I am, but because he must. He sees me as righteous even if I had committed the most heinous acts of unrighteousness, or had delved into the darkest cave on earth.
If I have confessed my sins, and I continue to confess them each moment and every day, and if I have repented of every sin committed, he sees me as righteous. The Lord God Almighty is a forgiving God. The Lord God Almighty always forgives, if our heart is repentant. The Lord God Almighty is true. The Lord God Almighty is faithful. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai. The Lord God Almighty is every man and every woman of God's faithful defender. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
When I think of the word plentiful, I think of the multitude of plants and animals that inhabit this planet. I think also of the grains of sand on the beach, and of the leaves on every tree. When the Lord God Almighty tells us that he is a God of plenty, he expects us to believe him.
He expects us to know, without a doubt, that whatever needs we have will be met with his abundance. He expects us to know that "plenty" is his middle name, and that filling it to the brim is never the option, because he is a God who overflows each and every container. In Jesus' name, Amen.
New York City, New York, USA
The Lord God Almighty is a God of plenty. He is the God who fills every empty vessel to overflowing. He is the God who delivers every man and every woman of faith into the hands of another. He is the God who would sooner send eternity astray than risk delivering anything but fullness of life.
He is the God who knows that when the ether says the time is now, only time can change the ether’s mind. The Lord God Almighty is a plentiful God. The Lord God Almighty is true. The Lord God Almighty is faithful. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
New York City, New York, USA
Whenever you have a bruise or a cut, the first thing you think about is applying a bandage. Bandages help to secure the wound and keep it free from bacteria. They also prevent additional injury to the same site. When someone is struggling spiritually, they should be required to wear spiritual bandages. In this way, they are protected not only from additional injuries, but also from individuals who may mean well, but who cause additional problems.
I recall an incident in which no one seemed to understand that I was dealing with a very difficult problem. The more they tried to give me advice, the more distraught I became. Eventually, I was close to becoming suicidal, because I saw no way out of the situation. I thank God for saving me, and for giving me hope. I pray that no one will ever again give advice that does not come directly from the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God. The Lord God Almighty is a God of cautious interaction.
When you are looking for someone to blame for the fact that you simply refuse to do what God is asking you to do, the easiest person to blame is the devil. We are content in thinking that everyone sins, and therefore, we have no urgent need to repent. When catastrophe happens, we find solace in the fact that the devil did it.
The Lord God Almighty needs those who are in his millennial kingdom to know that if you do the will of God, and follow every dictate of the indwelling Holy Spirit, it is impossible for the devil and his demons to have any power or authority over your life. The Lord God Almighty is true. The Lord God Almighty is not a God who ever breaks his promises. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
New York, USA
Christmas gifts vary. Some bring you joy, some bring you peace, and some bring you love. Today, my Christmas gifts all brought me love. They brought me the love of family, the love of friends, the love of God, the love of community, and the love of sisters in Christ.
Over the past two decades, I had lost touch with a friend who once joined me in worship every Sunday morning. I often wondered what she was doing, and whether she still loved God as much as she did back then. I now know that she does, because I read her Blogs every day. Today, she brought me the love of sisterhood when she helped me raise my father from the dead.
I knew my mother seemed confident that he would live again, but my faith grew dim as the hours went by, and I was unable to hear her voice responding to my call. I now know that I must speak her name through my heart, as if speaking in the language of the spirit, from the heart. I also know, without a doubt, that eternity is real, that God is true, that hope is our fervent friend, and that every Word of God must manifest.
New York City, New York, USA
If you are a cousin of panacea, you probably do the same thing she does. You pacify the emotions to enable your victims to cruise through life, virtually undiagnosed, and unaware that their thought patterns have been replaced with thoughts of longing. Thoughts of longing leave you drained of passion, listless, sorrowful, and teary-eyed at virtually every encounter with pain.
If you are aware that panacea’s cousins seem to have become lodged in you, command each of them to state their name and be beheaded. Command them to never again enter, or come near to you. Command them to enter into the abyss for all eternity, and all eternity, and all eternities combined. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Queens, New York, USA
Having a warm relationship with an ether buddy can leave you feeling that all is well. You get immediate answers to every question, you feel the need to respond to every question asked of you, you have telltale signs of demonic interaction, such as a seal that continuously becomes broken, and you never seem to want for anything, because all your desires are being fulfilled.
I once had an ether buddy who recently reared his head. He said he was sent to tell me that I had taken a wrong turn by becoming sealed and raptured into God’s millennial kingdom, but I knew that something was awry when he seemed very nervous and jittery. I landed on my knees in desperation, and pleaded with God not to let me become confused.
I knew that confusion was the order of the day during every major event in history. Some people saw the truth, and others were led astray. Some people saw plainly the division between the right way and the wrong way, while others stood at the crossroads, baffled and blurry-eyed. I wondered which side I was on.
Was I baffled and blurry-eyed, though thinking of myself as a pursuer of truth? Was I one whose hopes and dreams would soon be dashed against the ruins when time stood still? Or was I truly one whose soul-felt desire to hear truth had rendered him immune to all perverse influences?
The Lord God Almighty will judge the hearts of men, and may he judge me as one whose only hope is in Christ, whose singular desire is to see eternity, whose fervent hope is to see the face of God, and whose heart would melt at any thought of placing self beyond the bounds of love. The new year brings us one step closer to all eternities combined. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
Wide open spaces are the bane of demonic spirits. I know because I once lived in a loft and noticed that there was not a single demonic spirit visible for the entire year that I lived in the loft, nor at any other time after that. I checked the loft repeatedly and noticed that not one demon reared its ugly head.
I am considering purchasing an apartment in a condominium unit, and am baffled at the number of demons that can stand in a single square foot of space. The thought of purchasing a loft at almost double the price leaves me unenthusiastic, and downright angry.
Last week, as I scoured the globe for places that were uninhabited by demons, I encountered a multi-family unit that also had no demons. Unfortunately, it was in Montserrat, or a country whose name sounded like Montserrat. I decided that moving to another country was not an option.
However, I placed an ether call to the owner of the multi-family unit and discovered that it was not only uninhabited by demons, but also, the owner had sealed the entire unit, so that demons would never be able to enter. The idea that a building can be sealed is heartwarming. I suddenly saw hope rising that my new home can and will be demon-free. I now know that every place I inhabit can and will be demon free. We give God the glory.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
If you need an idea of what it means to be wholesome, I have two. The first is that being wholesome means being in a state of positive vibration so that whoever seeks to ruffle your feathers will be instantaneously blocked.
The second is that being wholesome means being so one with God that nothing and no one can ever infiltrate the purity of your personal space. The Lord God Almighty desires that each of the members of his millennial kingdom live in a state of wholesome expectancy.
Mexico City, Mexico
There was a time when I thought that I had no needs whatsoever. It seemed that everything I wanted, I already had. I knew that there were other things that I could want, but I did not need them. When I got into my late twenties, I suddenly realized that I was still single, and most of my friends were either married or engaged.
I sunk into a deep depression when every girl I asked on a date said no. It seems that they all thought that I was gay. I don’t know why it took me so long to wake up to the fact that I need to be in relationship. However, I thank God for the fact that I have managed to remain pure, when all around me lay the ruins of broken relationships, hurt feelings, and unwanted pregnancies.
When I do get married in 2020, I know that the victory will be sweet, the relationship pure and unencumbered by past hurts, and the ether in our bodies giving glory only to the Lord God Almighty, and him alone. The Lord God Almighty is true. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
One would think that everyone who is in the millennial kingdom of God is not only a friend, but also, someone whom you can trust with your life. One also would think that betrayers in the millennial kingdom are an aberration and virtually non-existent. The truth is more complex than one would expect.
The truth is that in God’s millennial kingdom, there are those who have, and will continue to betray. They are individuals who believe that they are being wronged either by God, or by someone else, and therefore, they feel compelled to protect themselves and their family members. They believe that they have a God-given right to assert their interests against any other person, even if that person is also a member of God’s millennial kingdom. They have a "no holds barred" attitude towards self-justification.
But that is not the way in which God’s kingdom is supposed to function. The Scriptures clearly state that if your brother or your sister (a member of God’s kingdom), sins against you, the solution is to show them their fault, privately. If they refuse to listen, you should involve two or three other members of God’s kingdom.
If they yet refuse to listen, you should schedule an ether call with the entire millennial kingdom, and explain the circumstances to them. If they refuse to listen to the kingdom’s decision, then you should treat them as you would treat an outsider. If you fail to abide by this method of resolving issues with other members of God’s kingdom, you should know that the Lord God Almighty will hold you accountable for any action you take that causes injury to another member of his millennial kingdom.
When the ether states that injury has been caused, it becomes an injury for which compensation must be paid. It becomes an injury for which the perpetrator will be held accountable. It becomes an injury against God himself. It becomes an injury against God's kingdom. It becomes an injury against every member of God's kingdom. It becomes an injury for which there will be no forgiveness.
The Lord God Almighty knows that betrayal often masquerades as justifiable self-defense. He knows that betrayal’s first cousin is self-defense, and his second cousin is marksmen-did-it. Although the cousins may be the culprit, the Lord God Almighty will count it as deliberate betrayal if you wantonly refuse to abide by kingdom practice for resolving issues. The Lord God Almighty is a God of reason. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
New York City, New York, USA
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai salutes you who are the members of the millennial kingdom of God. He salutes you because you have kept the faith. You have not yet finished the race, and in fact, we are far from completion. However, you have survived the worst year in the earth's entire history.
It was a year in which millions of individuals have been murdered, a year in which hundreds of thousands of individuals have placed fear in front of them, and done whatever fear demanded, a year in which tens of thousands of individuals never once thought that they should honor and obey the Lord their God. You chose to honor and obey the Lord God Almighty, and you survived. You chose to be one with God. The Lord God Almighty salutes you.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai
When one speaks of blocking a path, it connotes a minor blockage to a small destination path. In sharp contrast, when the blockage is to an avenue, one envisions that a multitude of individuals are inconvenienced. There are many things that we can do to cause blockage to an avenue.
For example, any sin for which one must pay compensation can block an avenue, if the compensation remains unpaid. In addition, any sin that involves more than one person also can block an avenue. If you block an avenue for longer than one month, you no longer can be considered a member of God's eternal kingdom. If you block an avenue for longer than one week, you no longer can be considered a member of God's millennial kingdom.
The Scriptures clearly state that if you deliberately keep on sinning after you have received the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God and have knowledge of the truth, and you refuse to abide by the commands issued by the Holy Spirit, you will have to face judgment. See Hebrews 10:26-31 (NIV).
New York City, New York, USA
When I was growing up, my father owned a wholesale company. He sold goods of any and every kind, depending on what he was able to purchase at auction. It never once occurred to us that we should open a convenience store and sell the goods. Two weeks ago, my father, who was not sealed or raptured, passed away. We knew that we would be incapable of contacting any of his retailers, because he spoke with them only in the realm of the spirit, and had no contact information on file.
When we asked the Holy Spirit how we should proceed, he told us to open a convenience store to raise money for his funeral. We did as we were told. It seemed impractical to open a convenience store when the owner no longer is alive, however, my father told us in the realm of the spirit that "if we build it, they would come" repeating a phrase from one of his favorite movies.
They came, and they purchased every piece of equipment, every tool, and every article of clothing. My father sold more goods, and earned more money in one week than he had previously earned in six months of doing business. The Lord God Almighty is a God whose promises always manifest. The Lord God Almighty is true.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
A long time ago, I told myself that if I ever thought I needed plastic surgery, I would instead opt to die a youthful death. I was young when I made this pledge, and foolish. I have thought many times about the fact that I do indeed need plastic surgery if I am to remain youthful, but I have never dared to take the plunge. Nor have I even considered the thought of dying young.
When I became sealed and raptured into God's millennial kingdom, one of my most pervasive thoughts was that we were supposed to live for a thousand years and more. I agonized over the thought of looking frail and infirm. A few weeks ago, I came across a Scripture in which God promised to renew our youth like the eagles'. I have prayed every day since then that my youth will be renewed, so that I will never have to look frail and infirm.
Yesterday when I woke up, I suddenly noticed that the lines around my eyes had disappeared. The only thing I had done differently is that I made a huge pot of chicken broth and drank it all day long. When I asked the Holy Spirit if that was the solution to my fear of aging, he said yes.
I am now caught between "a rock and a hard place." I can live frugally on chicken broth and look vibrant and youthful for the next thousand years, or I can continue my love of gourmet foods, and possibly look frail and infirm. I hope that the Holy Spirit has a middle ground.
The Lord God Almighty knows that pinching pennies can sometimes become a hobby. There are some individuals who enjoy parceling out their pennies and assigning them to different tasks. I was one of those individuals. I earned a good income, but not enough to travel as frequently as I would have liked, so I developed the hobby of penny pinching. I traveled the globe, and saw virtually every corner of it.
Last month, I discovered some papers from my father’s estate that I had never read. I decided to open the package to review the documents. I was shocked to discover that my father had left me sixty million dollars. I set the papers aside in disbelief. When I took them up again a few days later, they revealed the same sixty million dollars.
I realized that through all the stress of penny pinching, I was a multi-millionaire. I could have traveled first class on every trip, and still not make a dent in my available funds. I know that the Lord God Almighty has amply provided everything I need for the next ten thousand years. The Lord God Almighty is El Shaddai.
The year 2020 will be a year to be remembered. It will be a year in which minds that once were feeble, or inhabited by demons through no fault of the person, are healed. Lame limbs will grow muscles and begin to walk, teeth will grow again to fill in any gaps, and will be restored to normal lengths, and every form of illness will be obliterated for those in the kingdom of God.
Not many kingdoms can boast of having no illnesses, but the millennial kingdom of God will have no illnesses. No kingdom on earth can boast of helping the lame to walk. In the millennial kingdom of God, the lame will walk again, or for the first time. No one will be able to stop the kingdom of God from forcefully advancing.
No one will be able to lay claim to any of its promises, unless they are sealed and raptured. The Lord God Almighty will right every wrong that has been committed against his people, beginning in the year 2020.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai
One of my favorite plays in basketball is getting ready to shoot the ball and, when all eyes are focused on the net, doing an about turn and shooting from a different direction. It confuses everyone, and they literally lose their balance. By the time they recover, the ball is in the net. I hope that none of my opponents are reading this Blog.
When I think about how I can do the same thing in order to keep the devil off balance, I know that the only solution is to never let him see and know what I am doing. When a child of God wishes to keep the devil at bay, he or she must not only remain sealed and raptured, they must speak in the language of the spirit, from the heart, even when they speak their native tongue.
I focus on my heart whenever I speak, so that every word comes from my heart, and never from my brain. The devil never knows what my next move will be. The Lord God Almighty is a God of deftness and resourcefulness. The Lord God Almighty is true.
New Delhi, India
A few weeks weeks ago, I was in a restaurant, slipped and fell backwards, cracked my skull, and lost vision, among other injuries. The vision loss was gradual, and occurred over a few days. By the end of the week, I was barely able to see the beautiful rolling hills outside my window.
My doctors told me that I needed a back operation that would leave me unable to walk and in a wheelchair. They had no remedy for the massive damage to my brain, but thought that they should operate. I decided to take two months vacation, and instead of succumbing to the doctor’s desire to operate, I checked myself out of the hospital.
Every morning when I awakened, I put on the back brace I was given, rolled my wheelchair to an open window, breathed deeply, and imagined that I could see the rolling hills. When Rebekah called me to write this Blog, I knew that my days of vision loss had ended. I knew that I would indeed see those hills again, and I did.
I don’t know what I will say to my doctors when I see them. They will be stunned when I tell them that I have no need for the seeing eye dogs that they had requested on my behalf. They also will be stunned to learn that I am now walking without the back brace, because I previously was unable to move my legs without it.
I have an uncle-in-law who is a pediatrician, and I know that worried parents will continue to bring their children to him for any and every illness. I hope he knows that if they are sealed and raptured, they can diagnose and heal themselves. I hope he trusts that the spirit in them knows the solution to every problem they might encounter. I hope that he too will become sealed and raptured. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
There is a popular saying that if you cannot have what you need, you can always have a panacea. I love panaceas, because they fill the gaps in my life. My family has become my panacea, because since my divorce, I use them as a panacea during every holiday season. Now that we have the millennial kingdom of God, I hope that I can get rid of all of my panaceas, and replace them with a life of genuine fulfillment.
Queens, New York, USA
I live in an apartment complex in which virtually every apartment has a balcony. No one uses the balcony, not even during the summer months, but the building itself looks very attractive from a distance. When I first considered renting an apartment in the building, the idea of having a balcony was a prime consideration, but today, I realize that I probably could have rented a less expensive apartment that did not have a balcony.
As I flip through the pages of my life, there are many things that I once thought were extremely important to have, that today have become meaningless. I no longer need the vegan diet that I craved two years ago, because I am now a meat eater. Nor do I need the BMW that I dreamt about every night for weeks, until it became a reality.
I know that God has a plan, and a purpose for my life. I hope that I can find that plan and that purpose, and in doing so, find fulfillment. I no longer need things to fill the void in my life, because the Holy Spirit has rendered me complete. I need only hold on to the hope of seeing eternal life here on earth, of proving the devil to be the worst liar, and of taking with me into eternity each child of God whose heart desires to see eternity.
Peekskill, New York, USA
On Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, one of my favorite things to do is watch the boxing matches on television. I don’t know where the name of the day originated, and I am not certain that there is more boxing taking place on Boxing Day than on any other day of the year, but I feel the need to legitimize its name by watching the boxing matches.
Last Boxing Day, I recall a match in which two individuals were badly bruised. It was obvious that they had been in a fight of some sort. They proudly sported their bruised bodies. I thought of the war waging around us and wondered what spiritual bruises I might have as a lasting reminder.
I know that by the time eternity comes home, our bruises will all have been healed, and our broken bodies restored. I hope that the prospect of becoming bruised will never stop me from becoming a fierce warrior for the cause of Christ. May my eternal home be with him. The Lord God Almighty is a God who calms the raging seas.
New Mexico, USA