Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ridgeline
















                   I
There's something about hiking a ridgeline,
you walk here long enough
you learn a few things
for one
"There's no food up here,
save that which fills one's spirit..."

                  II
What you glean in the valley
is your offering on the mountain ...

Look across the vast landscape of Holy Scripture
and the horizon of life...

What do you see...


                III
I walk in this mist
winds of the Holy Spirit
daily embrace
those who walked before

these winds who carry
decree forth blessing
A voice Holy
Awaking a nation...


            IV
I saw something today,
If you hike in the mountains long
you learn to shorten your steps
if you begin to tire,
the smaller the step
the easier the pace
and you can continue to the summit...
I once had someone going into missions
say to me,
"It always seems like baby steps..."

Yeah, But it is steps
and if you think you're the only one
who stumbles...
We all do
and I don't care how good you are
you're going to step in the 'mud'
or 'trip' some time...
You just keep hiking to your 'Destiny'


              V
It is interesting how,
once you have 'lived' the experience
understanding it's dimensions
are altered to reality...
In other words,
once you step into your calling,
the realization is totally new,
beyond your previous conception...
If things are still going 'normal',
as you expected,
you have 'not' stepped fully into the Holy Spirit...
and when you see the Dawn or the Sunset,
it is directly related to where you are in the valley
or on the Mountain...


             VI
Where there is Life
There is Order
Even in the tracks of a deer...


( note: this work is in process )
 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Blessings


May All Have A Blessed
                      Christmas Season

Being Always Blessed
                  In Jesus Holy Name

And Filled With
                         The Holy Spirit

Brian and Andrew




Alyssa

, And these are three of my children ...
 Finding blessing in the snow,

For our sins were as scarlet,
Christ Jesus has washed them white as snow ...


And we are thankful
to live in these mountains, these pictures are our home ...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Baseball: A limited field of play



I am not one who particularly identifies with baseball.
So I slightly disagree with the opinion that there is only one offensive player
on the field of play. There seems to be two offensive players; the batter
( obviously )
and the pitcher. Both trying to out score the other.
The pitcher by outs and the batter by runs.
Three outs and the pitcher wins,
a base hit or better, a home run, the batter wins.
And of course, there are the rest of the players on the field of play.
They would be totally defensive in nature.

Why would I be concerned about baseball,
you may ask.

Consider yourself at bat.
The Devil, Satan himself is hurling pitches at you.
He seeks to strike you out.
Take you out of the field of play.
Then it occurs to you, all those defensive players,
those demons and darkness have a limited space to work within.
They know there is a limited time and space for them.
That is why they would say to Jesus,
"Why are you here to torment us before our time ..."

And you realize,
You have it in you to knock the ball 'out of the park',
"For greater is He who is in me,
then he who is in the world."
You can go beyond the devil and his kind,
You can go beyond their limits.
You can speak in the Eternals,
by The Son of The Living God,
by the Blood of the Lamb.

And you have caught them in their limitations.
For they know, they have but a short time.
And by His Name , Jesus , Holy Jesus.
They MUST bow.
And the ball soars out of the park...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Is it Time for a 'Second Reformation' ?



























 
 In 1517 Martin Luther wrote the 'Ninety-Five Theses',
It seems to fit Today ...
 
# 1         When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.
# 24       It must therefore be the case that the major part of the people are deceived by that indiscriminate and high-sounding promise of relief from penalty.
# 27      There is no divine authority for preaching that the soul flies out of the purgatory immediately the money clinks in the bottom of the chest.

 # 31      One who bona fide buys indulgence is a rare as a bona fide penitent man, i.e. very rare indeed.
#  32      All those who believe themselves certain of their own salvation by means of letters of indulgence, will be eternally damned, together with their teachers.
 # 33     We should be most carefully on our guard against those who say that the papal indulgences are an inestimable divine gift, and that a man is reconciled to God by them.
 # 34      For the grace conveyed by these indulgences relates simply to the penalties of the sacramental "satisfactions" decreed merely by man.
 # 35      It is not in accordance with Christian doctrines to preach and teach that those who buy off souls, or purchase confessional licenses, have no need to REPENT of their own sins.

# 37      Any true Christian whatsoever, living or dead, participates in all the benefits of Christ and the Church; and this participation is granted to him by God  ( alone )
             without letters of indulgence.
# 44      Because, by works of love, love grows and a man becomes a better man; whereas, by indulgences, he does not become a better man, but only escapes certain penalties.
# 45      Christians should be taught that he who sees a needy person, but passes him by although he gives money for indulgences, gains no benefit from the pope's pardon,
              but only incurs the wrath of God.  
# 50       Christians should be taught that, if the pope knew the exactions of the indulgence-preachers, he would rather the church of St. Peter were reduced to ashes
             than be built with the skin, flesh, and bones of the sheep.    
# 62     
The true treasure of the church is the Holy gospel of the glory and the grace of God.
# 67     
The indulgences, which the merchants extol as the greatest of favours, are seen to be, in fact, a favourite means for "money-getting".
# 68     
Nevertheless, they are not to be compared with the grace of God and the compassion shown in the Cross.

Away, then, with those prophets who say to Christ's people, "Peace, peace," where in there is no peace.
Hail, hail to all those prophets who say to Christ's people, "The cross, the cross," where there is no cross.
Christians should be exhorted to be zealous to follow Christ, their Head, through penalties, deaths, and hells.
And let them thus be more confident of entering heaven through many tribulations rather than through a false assurance of peace.
# 92 - # 95

Martin Luther


Contrition
or contriteness (from the Latin contritus 'ground to pieces', i.e. crushed
by guilt) is sincere and complete remorse for sins one has committed.


In the 1517  ' Ninety-Five Theses '  Martin Luther did NOT deny :
the pope, purgatory, confession to priest or even indulgences ( payment for remission of sins ) ,
He did NOT preach on Grace, but briefly mentions Grace.
Martin Luther's main point was and is to have a 'Truth by the Gospel Repentance',
His concern through this body of work is for the Church to understand Repentance,
from line 1 to line 95 , Repentance .
Repentance is  ' The Message ' .
Repentance has always been the Message.
And Repentance will always be the Message.


When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said "Repent", He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.
And with that,  Love comes from Repentance,
And works come out of Love.


We are on the edge of 500 years since this was written and ...



Reference : Blue Letter Bible ( on-line Bible )
( If you care to read all of the '95 Theses )




Saturday, November 3, 2012

His Winds are Holy




I shall gain flight,
rise as the red tailed hawk
on the warm winds,
of His Holiness, rise

My past shall fall,
as the dead leaf of autumn

I shall walk the mountain,
above mine enemy
He, the Holy One of Israel
sends a covering, snow

even my feet are kept clean,
for His Angels go before me


Friday, May 18, 2012

' Hearing '







We walked out of the Church of His Presence on a March Sunday afternoon  .
We had been in Mobile , Alabama that weekend for the Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival .
As we drove back to North Carolina I knew one thing for certain ,
the Lord Himself was leading us .

The next Sunday afternoon I drove up in the church parking lot
and to my surprise , it was empty .
I had missed the announcements that morning ,
So I thought , I really want His Presence in worship .
Then I remembered , that little church
My daughter had noticed only the day before .
I had said at the time , "I'd like to go there some time , that's Kilpatrick's people . "
I pulled into the church parking lot and read the sign , 6:30 pm .
They had just started .

I went in and they were in worship ,
His Presence was in the worship .
But , as the pastor began to speak , the Holy Ghost was so thick ,
as he said ( I still remember ) ,
" We need to be desperate for God ... "
I didn't even stop to think ,
I turned and said " Did you hear that ? "
And I heard the Holy One say , " You heard it , do you think I didn't ? "
I sat there in awe .

At the end of the meeting , I waited for everyone to say good -bye ,
talked to a few people while I waited , as I have done this many times before when speaking
or working with a pastor .
Once everyone left we talked for awhile , then as I was about to leave,
I noticed the table he had been leaning on , it was covered with John Kilpatrick CD's
I thought " My God what is this ? "
Then as I turned around , there was a Persecution.Com poster on the wall .
I thought this is impossible , Richard Wurmbrand , here too .
You see Pastor Wurmbrand is my ( for lack of any better word ) Hero .
I said for years , " The only Real Christian I have ever met was Richard Wurmbrand . "
That was Sunday night .

I went back to the church I had been attending that week but ,
I couldn't shake the little church .
So , by the next Wednesday I went back .
I looked around , same amount of people ,
around 20 maybe 25 at best.
Let me back track a minute ,
that first Sunday night I thought , " Not many people here , but I had learned a long time ago ,
as I have shared with pastors , if you want to know how big your church is : Look at Sunday night , not Sunday morning ,
Sunday night or maybe Wednesday night , that's your church . "
As I looked , before I could process the thought , The Holy Ghost spoke ,
" I stripped this one down , you know that one don't you . "
I simply nodded in agreement .
Then he said , " you might want to stick around ... "
Years ago the Lord had stripped our prison ministry down to my wife and I ,
after I had prayed , " What would it be like if only the pure of heart went ? "
Then He moved in His Presence as we had never seen before .
Both these times the Lord spoke in this church , it was like someone standing right beside me , He was .
stick with me there is an end and a point ...

A few weeks later , Pastor Kilpatrick was right across the border at Shekinah Church in Tennessee .
We went in and sat down and Pastor Kilpatrick came in , sat right in front of us .
Pastor started to share , the Power of God came on me like the day I was Saved .
The Spirit was so thick , as Pastor shared about a Church just up the mountains in Virginia .
How the mama's would pray in the hills , " Lord save our babies . "
How he came to understand the inventory of prayer an area can contain .
How when he spoke what he heard in the Spirit , the Power of God Fell on the place .

I went back to Boone , North Carolina .
I asked for prayer .
Here is Why , there are two graveyards on top of the mountain where I live .
They date back to the 1700's .
We know from the families that come to visit them , this small valley was settled by Moravian evangelist ,
who literally came with Danial Boone to evangelize the Appalachian Trail .
There are tombstones that tell the story of a Pastor and his wife , who were part of this same family ,
They pastor-ed here in the 1800's  for 55 years .
You can tell the decades by the inscription on the gravestones , as different words are carved ,
but the same faith , Jesus .
I wanted to know the inventory of prayer here .
They prayed for me .

I fasted and prayed , then went up the mountain .
I walked to the first graveyard and as I asked the Holy Spirit if he would answer me ,
at first there was silence .
Then as I walked He said , " They prayed during the 'Great War' , Please Lord , No more war through our valleys .
For the blood ran deep from Shenandoah to Shiloh . "
I understood this , it was about the Civil War in America .

I walked to the second graveyard about a hundred yards away .
I walked through , praying .
I thought that was it , as I started to leave , I noticed a tombstone .
The writing on it said , " From mothers arms to Jesus arms " ...

And the Holy Ghost took me to my knees .
" They don't understand in Heaven , Where all of these children are coming from ,
the babies . This mother helps me . They do not understand and I can't tell them .
America is in worst trouble than you know ... "

Since that day I have come to understand a few things .
That in heaven they totally trust God and are satisfied with His Mysteries .
That America must Repent and Repentance first begins at the House of God .
20 % 0f America goes to church on a regular basis ,
but the statistics in the church of America for divorce and abortion are the same as the rest of the country .
That means since Rowe  vs.  Wade there have been 54 million deaths by abortion ,
at 20 % , the church in America has killed by abortion over 11 million children .
That is the population of the state of Illinois or Ohio or the states of Michigan and New Mexico combined .
The Church !
But if judgement first begin at the House of God so must His Love ...

I have also come to see this :
Why did God use water to flood in the Days of Noah ?
As in the days of Noah ,
in Genesis 6 & 7 God makes reference three times to this :
Gen. 6 : 17 " which is the breath of life "
Gen. 7 : 15 " which is the breath of life "
Gen. 7 : 22 " was the spirit of the breath of life "
We all know this , when God says something in threes ,
He wants our attention .

What happens when you drown in water ?
You suffocate . Your " Breath of Life " is taken away .
God destroyed with water in the days of Noah because they had lost respect for the ' breath of life '
and lost the fear of He who gives that very breath .


I say all this because I honestly believe the message John Kilpatrick was given by the Holy Ghost on Repentance needs
to be proclaimed everywhere they go and that the Holy Ghost told him to do so .
(  Bay Revival - Video Archive - Friday AM service , Orlando , Florida
March , 9th  , 2012  )
America's days are short if we don't repent .
I also believe that this is not just the day of Revival ,
nor the day of another Awakening ,
But The Day of The Second Reformation ,
And The Bay is just the mustard seed .

And This Leviticus 5 : 1 in today's language says ,
" You are not only commanded not to lie ; BUT you are required to ' Proclaim the Truth ' . "


Blessed be His Holy Name , Jesus


Robin Quinn














May the ' Fire of God ' arrest you to ' Love your Enemy " .

Friday, April 27, 2012

Do I Have TIME ...



A man once asked ,
What if God gives me more to say
then I have TIME for...    ???

For has not the Lord your God spoken ,
I have created Time and Space ,
I have appointed a Time and Times
And Time and a Half 
of Man and the Universe .
There is an appointed time ...
There is an appointed HOUR ...

TODAY is the day of Salvation ...
The Appointed Hour is at the DOOR ...
For IF Judgement begin at the House of God ,
So First MUST HIS LOVE .

For in that HOUR , there are those who will seek to destroy you ,
But remember , Greater is HE that is in you ,
Than he that is in this world .
So Love your enemy ,
Pray for those who persecute you .
Remember this ,
In that day , they too shall bend the knee .

But listen ,
Do you hear ,
listen in the silence,
Do you hear in the wind ... ?
Someone is crying ,
" What must I do to be saved ? "

And who will tell them in this hour 
and the hour to come ?