A Light in the Darkness…

Christ and Division by John David Harwood

When we look into the teachings of Christ in regards to division of peoples, we see that Christ came to the earth not to unite people but to set those who were lost onto the straight and narrow path.

Christ never said that it would be the easiest route, and I can tell you from my own personal experience that it is not. However, understanding that what we see here on earth is not all that exists is where we find comfort. We find comfort in the fact that by seeking to know Christ and serving Him, we are making our rewards in heaven. Making our rewards in heaven and not on earth should be at the center of our life.

Division is not something that Christ wanted to do in order to create conflict but in order to teach those who have not come to know Him. He wanted to help people understand clearly how the teachings in the Bible were to be used in our every day lives.

Christ was the example for us to follow. He was and is the life, the way, and the truth. There is to be no adding to or taking away from the teachings of Christ (Especially in the Book of Revelation, the conclusion of the “old” world…and our “new” life with Christ as our Father and Teacher), and the Bible warns us about the consequences in taking such action. To know the Bible is to know that God has the best intentions for us at heart, but remember that He disciplines us as a Father disciplines His own son. He will always correct us when we are being led astray and help us to better perceive the world around us when necessary.


Unity is where we begin to walk a fine line of blending religions and Christianity. Christianity is not just any other religion as some would like to think but it is the beginning and the end of all things. Nothing came into being that was not ordained by God. As result of man not understanding God’s law as He intended it to be lived out, He sent his only begotten Son into the world that through Him we might believe. There was no other way to communicate the truth to man except by sending Jesus Christ into the world to be our living example to follow.

If we truly want to know Christ and what His life was like before He began His ministry, we must read the full context of the Bible.

Reading the gospels is great, but in order to better know Him, we must study the entirety of the Bible. There is a reason for every single word that was written. (Key Point: There was a specific time and place for every event that occurred.)

Paying attention to Revelation 14:4 and 2 Timothy 2:22 is key… The more we read, the more we can understand Him and know who He was during His time here on earth. He was perfect, without sin, and put into the world as a living sacrifice for our sin.

But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings…Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had power of death, that is, the devil; and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives…For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.


Hebrews 2:9–10, 14–18

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.”

Genesis 3:22–24 I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have (a Baptism) to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in- law, and daughter in law against mother-in- law.” And He was also saying to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out.


Luke 12:49–54

The multitude therefore answered Him, “We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is the Son of Man?” Jesus therefore said to them, “For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light.”

John 12:34–36

Timing is Key by John David Harwood

By coming to the conclusion through the wisdom that only comes from the Holy Spirit, we can begin to see how time is all in God’s hands. Every moment and event that occurs in our lives is for a reason. There is a time for pain, doubt, confusion, heartache, joy, perseverance, testing, truth, wisdom, and understanding. The list goes on and on.

It is life, and at many times, it is so hard to make sense of everything. But knowing that it is all out of our control is where we gain understanding. In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through me.” This is an absolute truth that goes into a deeper understanding of our purpose in this life.

To understand that there is so more to life than what we see on earth is to grasp understanding of the events that take place both good and bad. To believe is to understand that no matter what happens, God is always in control. We make choices, and choices have consequences. Are the choices that we make those of the flesh, or are they of the Spirit of truth? If the Holy Spirit abides in us, we are no longer drawn into ways of sin and led into temptation. We are of a new mindset. It is a mindset that is true to us and true to God. Time is of the essence.



There is an appointed time for everything…-……..

(Especially in the end…in order for His justice to be fulfilled and for His Holy Angels to do away with all deceit and evil…) And there is a time for every event under heaven… He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11

But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you, And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity. “Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty? They are as high as the heavens, what can you do?

Job 11:5–8

With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding…He reveals mysteries from the darkness, And brings the deep darkness into light.

Job 12:13, 22

I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Luke 12:49–50

And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country to Ephesus, and found some disciples, and he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus. And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.”


Acts 19:1–5

Now it came about when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also was baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased.

Luke 3:21–22


THE TEACHER LED me outside his living quarters to a terrace where we sat down by a table. On the table was a lit candle. The sky began to darken.

“When we first sat down,” he said, “the sun was still shining, even on the candle. The light of the candle blended in with the light of the day. The two lights were in harmony. But then what happened?”

“It grew dark,” I said.

“So now the light of the candle was no longer in harmony with its surroundings. It no longer blended in. As the sky darkened, the candle stood out more and more dramatically. It was not the candle that changed, but everything around it. So now it was shining in marked contrast to its surroundings and against the darkness.”

“And what does this reveal?” I asked.

“The candle in the day,” he said, “represents the believer who shines in the midst of a Christian civilization. Its light blends in with the surrounding culture. The culture is in harmony with the light, at least on the outside, and appears to support it. But the candle in the night represents the believer who shines in the midst of a post-Christian civilization, an apostate civilization, an anti-Christian, anti-biblical, anti-God civilization.

Now the cultural supports and the external props are removed. The light of the Gospel is no longer in harmony with the surrounding culture. The surrounding culture now stands increasingly in opposition to the light. The light cannot blend in. It must now increasingly stand out in contrast to its surroundings, and increasingly shine against the flow. So if you had a choice, which candle would you rather be, the candle of the day or the candle of the night?”

“The candle of the day.”

“But it is the candle of the night that changes the world. The candle that shines in the daylight can hardly be seen. But the candle that shines in the darkness can be seen miles away. It is at the very time when it’s hardest to shine the light, that it is most crucial that you do. It is then that the light is most needed. And that is when the light becomes its most powerful. So never fear the darkness. You’re a light. Shine into it, especially into the night . . . and you’ll light up the world.”

The Mission: Live today as a candle in the night. Don’t fear the darkness or be intimidated by it. But shine all the more brightly against the night.

Matthew 5:14–16; 13:43; John 1:5; Philippians 2:15; 1 Peter 4:14

The Stars

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The Meticulous Work of Angels…Comprehension of A Heavenly Home…

Listening to the Spirit by John David Harwood

To have our ears opened is essential to God leading us into ways of righteousness. Without righteousness what do we have? We have the desires of our own fleshly mind at hand, which lead into ways of wickedness and into darkness.

Walking without listening to God is the same as walking blind (key note: even having eyes that can see the worldly realm…sometimes those that appear to be blind from a worldly standpoint can grasp the existence of Heaven…they can see what the world cannot…they can also feel what the masses cannot…)  God is in control of what we see and what we hear if we sincerely trust in Him. But He also knows every man’s heart and cannot be fooled. He is all knowing. By knowing that his love is poured out onto us who seek Him, we are able to have closure to each and every problem that may arise. His patient love endures forever. To know that He loves you and that He has so much love that He sent His only Son as a living sacrifice in order that man could understand is enough.

After the death and resurrection of Christ, there is no other need of any sacrifice. We have been forgiven. Why would anyone choose not to acknowledge this truth? To understand Christ is to understand that each person has an equal opportunity and choice to obtain full comprehension of the scriptures. Why would anyone go to the length as to say that there is any agenda or false truth behind the Bible. Why was religion created?

Religion was created in order to rationalize behavior. It is a simple answer, and no matter what anyone ever says, it is the everlasting truth. For ages, people have created their own sets of standards in regards to their lifestyle, all cultures.


What does the resurrection mean in the Bible? To me, it refers to the resurrection of those who have been lost to sin. Those whose lives are lost and have no direction. What is the reason for having no meaning or direction? I believe that it is not knowing who Christ is or was. Not understanding what living is all about. Living in self-ambition versus living as a humble servant. Not having understanding of the truth of the Spirit.

Also, being aware of theories and ideas of ways to destroy and tear down the Bible is important. Throughout history, people have attempted to make up excuses or come up with explanations for things they cannot understand. One point to remember is that we cannot understand God completely because we were created by Him. He is so big that we cannot ever fully grasp the extent of His power.

We are his prize and He is our reward. Remember that those who attempt to destroy the truth are lost and without God. They have made a choice to not seek Him because I can assure you that if you truly give it time, your eyes will be opened.

In the blink of an eye a new world will be revealed to you by spending just a little time attempting getting to know Him. I have never felt like God asks for much but to seek and discover the treasures of his creation. He wants us to be able to enjoy the world to the fullest and understand the magnitude of the kingdom of God.


It is a kingdom that is eternal, and one simple fact is that our life here on earth is not the end. Make your treasures in heaven and not on earth.

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

1 Timothy 4:1–5

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.


1 Corinthians 15:50–58

Thus says the Lord, your Creator…And He who formed you…”Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.

Isaiah 43:1–3

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace…He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth…In Him also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation— having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and a revelation

in the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:7, 9–10, 13, 17

A jealous and avenging God is the Lord; The Lord is avenging and wrathful. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies. The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Nahum 1:2–3

He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom. A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes reproach. The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 18:1–4

What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar. The fear of the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Proverbs 19:22–23


THE TEACHER TOOK me inside one of the tent camps of the desert dwellers. No one seemed to mind. We sat down beside a woman who was working on a loom made of sticks and strings. Into the loom she wove threads of red, black, purple, and yellow into a pattern that appeared both ancient and elaborate.

“Notice how carefully she goes about her weaving,” he said, “how meticulously she works . . . how intricate the pattern.”

We continued to watch as more and more of the pattern emerged.

“When judgment came on Israel in 586 BC, it seemed as if the plans God had for the Jewish people were finished. The Promised Land was in ruins and God’s people in exile. It was then that God gave this word to His fallen and broken people: ‘I know the plans I have for you, plans of shalom and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.’”

“A beautiful word,” I said. “After everything, after all their failures and sins, and after all their calamities, it must have been a beautiful thing for them to hear.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “Even though He should have been finished with them, He was not finished. His love was greater.”

“Is there a reason,” I asked, “that you’re telling me this as we watch the woman weave?”

“There is,” he said. “You wouldn’t see it in the translation, but in the original language is a Hebrew word that appears in one form or another no less than three times in that promise. The word is makhashabah. It’s translated as plan. But it means much more than plan. Makhashabah speaks of the careful, skillful, intricate weaving of a fabric. Thus it could be translated as, ‘I know the meticulously woven purposes that I am skillfully, carefully, and intricately weaving together for your future.’

You see, God is the Master Weaver, not only of the cosmos but of the lives of His children. And the plans He has for your life are not only good and beautiful, but intricately woven plans, already worked out. And He will take every thread of your life . . . every joy, every mistake, every failing, every victory, every defeat, every gain, every loss, every regret, every wound, and every question—every thread—and will knit them all together carefully, skillfully, and meticulously to become a perfect tapestry of woven love.”
The Mission: Consider how God has woven the threads of your life together for good. Take confidence that with the present threads, He will do the same.

Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:9

I Know the Plans


HE BROUGHT ME into the Chamber of Measures and to a tall wooden cabinet attached to the wall in front of which we both stood. It had to be at least eight feet high.

“Open it,” said the teacher. So I did. Inside the cabinet, leaning against its back wall, were several rod-like objects almost as tall as the cabinet itself. At the bottom of the cabinet were cords and ropes of various lengths.

“Measuring rods,” he said, “and measuring lines. They were used as rulers and tape measures are used today.”

He removed one of them and gave it to me to hold.

“But they weren’t only used by men,” he said. “They were used by angels. The prophets Ezekiel and Zechariah each saw an angel holding a measuring rod or line in his hand. In each case, the angel with the measuring vessel was a sign concerning God’s future prophetic purposes, namely, the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple. But God’s prophetic purposes not only require building materials but events of human history. For Jerusalem to be rebuilt, human events had to conform to the measurements of angels.”
“And in modern times,” I said, “Israel was restored again, according to the biblical prophecy.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “And in order for those prophecies to come true, world history and the lives and actions of individuals around the world had to all work together—acting, reacting, and interacting one upon the other at the exact place and time—for the plans of God and the measurements of angels to be fulfilled. You see, there exists a plan of precise measurements not only for the construction of temples but for human history and for your life. And even a world that wars against His purposes will, in the end, conform to the angelic measurements. He will use all things of this world and of its history—the good, the bad, the godly, and the ungodly—to bring about the fulfillment of His purposes.

So whenever things appear out of control and you’re tempted to fear, be at peace. Just remember this rod. It is a sign to you that, in the end, every evil will be overcome, every purpose of God will be fulfilled, the good will prevail, and the history of this world, and of our lives, will conform to the plans of heaven . . . and to the precise dimensions set forth by the angelic measuring rod.”

The Mission: Take the Word of God today and follow its exact measurements and specifications and you will walk into the exact dimensions of God’s will for your life.

Isaiah 46:10–13; Jeremiah 21:11; Ezekiel 40:1–5; Revelation 11:1; 21:15

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l



Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Dawn of Justice


God knows all. He knows our intentions and our reasons for actions. I believe in Him, and by studying His word every day, I am being drawn closer to Him. Throughout my life, I have undergone many tough decisions, and I can say today that it has not been easy. Since I was a child, it has been this way. Being twenty- nine years old I am still learning a great deal each day through the challenges that I face. I know that these challenges and the choices that I make inevitably affect the world around me.

As a true servant of God, I know that He has called me to be an example. I strive in all ways to be this example, and I ask Him for guidance each morning as I rise. I rise each day to help those around me to the best of my ability. I am here to help and to guide. I am by no means ever trying to lead anyone astray. I cannot stand to see people being led astray by those who have devised wicked plans.

Of all the things that I have witnessed in my life, this is what stands out the most. I am here to set things right with the help of God. He is in charge, and I do nothing on my own account, but I listen to Him. By truly seeking His word, we can more easily discern between those who have attempted to destroy through very subtle tactics in creating their own word of truth. Through His word, we obtain peace and find answers

to all questions. To know that many have gone out into the world in an attempt to rewrite the original Holy Bible, which was totally inspired by God long ago, is to know the reality of the world that we live in.

We must study the oldest copies available and make comparisons to the new versions, which have gone out into the world. Do not be fooled for there are many who have attempted to deceive with this method.

Finding a Bible such as the New American Standard Bible which has both the Hebrew and Greek meanings of key words throughout is where we find how the message was intended to be communicated. For our own translations can be easily miscommunicated due to a means of justifying the world that we live in…However, we may also find this method of translating to be a type of testing…Are we able to discover the true words of God? Can we hear what he was attempting to communicate through his faithful servants who wrote the Bible? We must be aware that the world that we live in contains so much deception even in our churches.This is the reality. Many are being deceived because they simply do not put the time or effort into reading it for themselves.

In this case it is easy to be led astray. God expects more of us than just attending a service. He expects us to find Him through our own personal Bible study. Bible study must be a part of our daily lives. Many things have changed for the worse, and we must be aware that there are antichrists all over. They have infiltrated our lives in every way imaginable.

John 5:37-40

“And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borns witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape…And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scitptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life…”

Role of the Spirit

I know that there have been times in my life that I have struggled with understanding what living in the Spirit is all about. It is a work in progress through which we come to know the Father on a personal level. It is a type of comprehension that does not require full explanation. It is knowing that everything that happens is for a significant reason in fulfilling our purpose while here on earth. It is knowing that God has bigger plans for us than we have ever dreamed or imagined. He knows us by name—each and every person.

By trusting in Him, we are able to figure out the full meaning of life. We are able to see beyond the world that surrounds us into a new light—a light that shines vividly through all darkness and confusion; a light that gives us awareness and discernment; and the light that overcomes in the time of testing and in the end is victorious. Jesus is the light of the world.

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said to Him,” You are bearing witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.” Jesus answered and said to them, Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true; for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from, or where I am going. You people judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and He who sent Me. Even in your law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true. I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.


John 8:12–18

For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrif ice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under the foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctif ied, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord Will Judge His People.” It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:26–31

If you had known Me, you would have known My father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him…Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His


Insight To His Sight

works. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me; otherwise believe on account of the works themselves.

John 14:7, 10–11

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides in you, and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.

John 14:16–21

And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me-to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore,


John David Harwood

I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with diff iculties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:7–9

Speaking Among the Angels of Heaven

A Sky Full of Lightning

As I watched the lightning fill the sky last night, I was once again struck by awe at the absolute power of God. By just watching lightning and referring to what the Bible says concerning this phenomenon, we are reminded that His power and might extends unto the ends of the earth. His hope is that we might all read in order to understand our plan, and He gives us truth through His word. His word is incomparable, and by striving to know Him, He rewards us with revelations so deep that at most times, it is hard to put into words.

Everyone has the opportunity to grasp the magnitude of His power; however, without studying His word, how can we ever understand? The many distractions that Satan has thrown at us in order to draw us away are very apparent. We are either too busy or come up with some other excuse. The easy way out is not the ticket. How else can we expect to have any idea of what God wants to communicate to us? There is simply no other way. His word is the guide to life and the answer to all questions. For every question that may arise in our lifetime, He has an answer. If only we would truly take the time to study and gain complete understanding.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah. Behold our shield, O God, and look upon the face of Thine anointed. For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and the glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in Thee!


Psalm 84:7–12

In Thy name they rejoice all the day, and by Thy righteousness they are exalted. For Thou art the glory of their strength, and by Thy favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel…I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, with whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him. The enemy will not deceive him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him. But I shall crush his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him. And my faithfulness and My loving kindness will be with him, and in My name his horn will be exalted. I shall also set his hand on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers. He will cry to Me, “Thou art my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”

Psalm 89:16–18, 2–26

Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful.


Psalm 89:35–37

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow; and the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucif ied.”

Matthew 28:1–5

Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, and He covers the depths of the sea. For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance. He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. Its noise declares His presence; the cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

Job 36:30–32

The Saul said, “I have sinned. Return my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error. And David answered and said,


“Behold the spear of the king! Now let one of the young men come over and take it. And the Lord will repay each man for righteousness and his faithfulness; for the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I refused to stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.

1 Samuel 26:21–23

(Insight To His Sight: Recognizing God’s Purpose For You by John David Harwood- No Longer Available…) Reference: Ad Patrem Et Filium: From Father To Son-Noli Flere Resurget…


A QUESTION,” SAID THE teacher. “Who was the first person to be born again?”

“The disciples?” I said.
“No,” said the teacher.

Then who?”


“That doesn’t sound right,” I replied.

“But it is,” said the teacher. “Who was He before the incarnation?”

“The Son of God.”

“And how could He be the Son of God if He wasn’t born? What did God give to the world? His only begotten Son. Begotten means born. So when He was born in Bethlehem, was that His first birth?”

“I guess it wasn’t,” I said. “It was His second.”
“It was His second birth. He was already begotten, born, before Bethlehem. The incarnation was His second birth. The nativity was His new birth. In Bethlehem He was born again.”

“So then the new birth is connected to incarnation?”

“He who was born of spirit was born again of the flesh so that we who were born of the flesh could be born again of the Spirit. He who was born of heaven was born again of earth so that we who were born of earth could be born again of heaven. And He who was born of God was born again of man so that we who were born of man could be born again of God.”

“He was born again,” I said, “to partake of our life, that we could be born again to partake of His life.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “He who was rebegotten in Bethlehem had to learn how to live in His new birth, His new life, and His new nature, that of flesh and blood.

(Key Point To Gaining FULL understanding) He had to learn (God’s Sacrifice for the world…) how to walk on the earth, how to see with physical eyes, and how to touch with physical hands. For the rebegotten are born into a life they had not previously known, and in which they must now learn to live. So you who are rebegotten of God must now learn how to live in your new birth, in your new life, and your new nature, that of the Spirit. Learn how to see in the Spirit, live in the Spirit, and walk in heavenly places. That is the journey and the mystery of the rebegotten.”

The Mission: As God took on your nature and life, so today, take on His nature, live His life, and walk in the footsteps of the heavenly.

1 Corinthians 15:48–49; Colossians 3:9–10; 1 Peter 1:23

The Rebegotten…-…….

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Kneeling Has Always Been an Act of Respect and Humbleness Before God


IT WAS A time of worship. Everyone was gathered under the large open-air tent, praying, worshipping, singing, being silent, as each was led. In the midst of it all, I noticed the teacher dropping to his knees and staying knelt down for some time. It struck me. Later that day, when I saw him outside with no one around, I approached him.

“I noticed you were kneeling during worship,” I said. “I never understood the purpose of it. Why does one kneel?”

“To kneel,” he said, “is to lower yourself, to humble yourself. Kneeling is an act of submission. You’re submitting to another. So I was led to kneel down, to humble myself before the Almighty, to submit myself to His will.”

“I’ve never heard it explained that way before.”
“Do you know what the word for bless is in the Hebrew Scriptures?”

“I have no idea.”

“Barach. Though it means to bless, it also means to kneel. Now who is it that blesses more than anyone else? Whose nature is it to bless?”


“And what is the greatest blessing He gave?”
“Salvation . . . redemption . . . eternal life.”

“So God’s nature is to bless, and the greatest blessing He could give is the blessing of salvation. But to bless is to barach, and to barach is to kneel, and to kneel is to lower yourself.”

“So for God to give us the blessing of salvation, He would have to lower Himself . . .”
“Yes. And to give us the greatest blessing,” said the teacher, “would require the greatest lowering . . . the greatest descending.”

“So He descended to this world and humbled Himself in the form of man.”
“And to kneel is also to submit. And so He submitted Himself to man’s mockery, abuse, and condemnation. He submitted Himself to judgment, to crucifixion, and to death—the ultimate lowering . . . the cosmic kneeling . . . the kneeling of the Almighty. And yet in that ultimate kneeling comes the ultimate barach, the blessing, salvation. To bless is to kneel. And He who kneels is He who blesses. And by His kneeling . . . we are blessed. And in light of such blessing we can do nothing less . . . than kneel before Him . . . and before Him bow down our lives.”

The Mission: Whom do you need to bless? Be a blessing to them today. As God humbled Himself to bless you, humble yourself likewise, to become a blessing to others.

Psalm 95:6–8; Philippians 2:4–10; James 4:6–10

The Purple Crimson King I–II”


HE LED ME up a high desert mountain and into a cave near its summit. Inside the cave, not far from its entrance, was an engraving of a human-like figure with outstretched wings.

“What is it?” I asked.

“An angel,” said the teacher. “What do you know of angels?”

“They’re heavenly creatures . . . sent by God . . . with wings.”

“They don’t all have wings,” he said. “There are many different kinds of angels . . . cherubim, seraphim, warring angels, ministering angels . . . And then,” he said, “then . . . there are the other angels.”

“The other angels?”
“The earth angels,” he said.
“Earth angels?” I replied.

“Those who walk the earth in flesh and blood, His earthbound division . . . different from the others but angels nonetheless.”

“I thought an angel was a being not of flesh and blood.”

“The Scriptures say differently. The word for angel in the Hebrew Scriptures is malakh. And in the New Testament Scriptures, the word is the Greek angelos. It is written, ‘Then spoke Haggai, the Lord’s malakh.’ And of the man known as John the Baptizer, the Messiah said, ‘This is he of whom it is written,

“Behold I will send My angelos.”’ Haggai and John were both of flesh and blood, and yet they are both called angels—angels of God. What is an angel? It is a being sent by God, a messenger, an emissary on a divine assignment, bringing God’s message, especially to those who dwell on earth.”

“So who are the earth angels?”

“Those who are born again,” he said, “born from above, born from heaven, His messengers, those who bear the message of God to those who dwell on earth.”
“And the message?”

“The good news. In Greek it is called the euangel, in English, the evangel, as in evangelism. Within each of these words is another word. Do you see it?”
“The word angel.”

“Exactly. It is no accident. For if you will bear the message of heaven to those of earth, your life becomes angelic. So take up your angelic assignment and bring good tidings, the divine message, to those of earth. For you are His earth angel.”

The Mission: Today, start fulfilling your angelic mission. Bear the heavenly message to those on earth. Live this day as His earth angel.

Haggai 1:13; Malachi 3:1; Mark 16:15; Luke 7:24–27

The Mystery of the Secret Angels…


THERE IS A place on earth,” said the teacher, “that has borne the Name of God and a prophetic word for almost four thousand years, long before most of the world’s great cities or nations bore any name at all.”

“What place?” I asked.

“At first it’s referred to as Ha Makom, The Place. But then it is given a specific name: YHVH Yireh. YHVH is the sacred Name of God. And Yireh means to make appear, to make visible, to present, to provide, to reveal. So YHVH Yireh means the Lord will make appear, make visible, present, provide, and reveal. It was Abraham who gave that name to the place. And it was Moses who recorded its naming and added the words: ‘In the mount of the Lord it shall be revealed, or it will be provided, it will be presented, it will be made visible.’”

“What would be revealed and made visible?”

“The answer is found in what happened in that place. It was there that Abraham offered up Isaac as a sacrifice. And when Isaac asked his father, ‘Where is the lamb . . . ?’ Abraham answered, ‘God will provide for Himself the lamb . . .’ But  in Hebrew it says ‘God will yireh the lamb.’ Yireh is the same word by which the place would be named. So the name YHVH Yireh identifies the place where God will provide and reveal . . . the lamb. The lamb will be made visible in that specific place.

Where is the Place called YHVH Yireh? It is Mount Moriah.” “So does Mount Moriah have any connection to the revealing of a lamb?” “I would say so,” he replied. “It was there on Mount Moriah that the central event of human history took place—the crucifixion. It was there that Messiah was crucified as the Lamb.”

“So Messiah was revealed as the Lamb . . . in the place called ‘God will reveal the lamb’!
“In the place called ‘God will yireh the lamb.’ So it all happened in the place of the appearing of the Lamb, where the Lamb had to become visible.”

“And the place of the providing,” I said.

“Yes. So that which appears on that mountain is the provision of God . . . the provision for every need, every emptiness, and every longing of our hearts.”

“Messiah is the Lamb . . . and the Lamb is the provision . . . Messiah is the provision of all.”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “It all has been provided and revealed. . .in that place.”
The Mission: Bring every unanswered question, every unmet need, and every unfulfilled longing to Calvary, Mount Moriah, the place of God’s providing.

Genesis 22:7–8, 14; Luke 23:33; John 1:29

The Moriah Miracle…


WHEN THE REMNANT of Israel,” said the teacher, “returned to the land, after their exile in Babylon, they knew it was the will of God to rebuild the Temple. The man in charge of the rebuilding was Zerubbabel, a descendant of King David. But as they began the undertaking, they encountered resistance and conflict. And because of it their work was brought to a standstill. Then God spoke through the prophet Zechariah saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit. Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’ So then what was God telling Zerubbabel?”

“God would remove the obstacles and cause the temple to be rebuilt. And Zerubbabel himself would complete the work by laying the capstone.”

“That’s right,” said the teacher. “And the prophecy would come true. What was the (symbol)-key point, in that word, of the obstacles to God’s purposes?”
“The mountain,” I replied.
“And what was the symbol of the fulfillment of God’s purposes?”
“The capstone.”

“Do you notice anything about that?”

“They’re both stone.”

“Yes,” he said, “both the obstacle to God’s purposes and the fulfillment of God’s purposes are made of the same substance, the same material. But it’s even more than that. Where do you think the capstone came from?”

“A mountain?”

“Yes,” said the teacher. “The capstone came from a mountain. And what does this reveal? God never promises that our lives will be free of obstacles, problems, crises, and adversities. He promises something better. He will use every obstacle in your life to bring to fulfillment the very purposes He has planned for your life. Every problem, every crisis, every adversity, every setback, and every sorrow will be turned around to bring breakthrough, blessing, and triumph. And in God, every mountain, every obstacle that has hindered God’s purposes in your life, will, in the end, be turned around and become a capstone to bring about the completion of those very purposes.”

The Mission: Today, see every problem, obstacle, trouble, and adversity as a mountain to be turned into a capstone. Take part in turning it.

Genesis 50:15–21; Isaiah 60; Zechariah 4:6–9; James 1:2–4
Mountains and Capstones”

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Sol=Latin for Sun

The Son of Man Presented

13″I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. 14″And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

The Vision Interpreted

15″As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me. 16″I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 17`These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth. 18`But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’

19″Then I desired to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet, 20and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates. 21″I kept looking, and  that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them 22until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom.

23″Thus he said: `The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down and crush it. 24`As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. 25`He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26`But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever. 27`Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’
28″At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”


Vision of the Ram and Goat

1In the third year of the reign of Belshazzar the king a vision appeared to me, Daniel, subsequent to the one which appeared to me previously. 2I looked in the vision, and while I was looking I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam; and I looked in the vision and I myself was beside the Ulai Canal. 3Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last. 4I saw the ram butting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his power, but he did as he pleased and magnified himself.

5While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. 6He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath. 7I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power. 8Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.

The Little Horn

9Out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful Land. 10It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. 11It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. 12And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper. 13Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?” 14He said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored.”
Interpretation of the Vision

15When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man. 16And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, “Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision.” 17So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”

18Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright. 19He said, “Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.

The Ram’s Identity

20 “The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia…”

Key Note: Pay Careful Attention to the Conquering of (what we know today) as the modern day Jerusalem…”

The Goat

21″The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king. 22″The broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power. 23″In the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise, Insolent and skilled in intrigue. 24″His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree And prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men and the holy people. 25″And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; And he will magnify himself in his heart, And he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, But he will be broken without human agency. 26″The vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future.”
27Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days. Then I got up again and carried on the king’s business; but I was astounded at the vision, and there was none to explain it.”


Revelation 19…

The Coming of Christ

11And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun,

(Key Point to Gaining Understanding: Sol=Sun) (Key Reference to Gabriel…)

and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.”
19And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”

Doom of the Beast and False Prophet

20And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.”


Key Scripture To Gaining Insight: Genesis 22:13 (Ram=Symbolic of Jerusalem and from a symbolic standpoint, a “Foreshadowing” the New Jerusalem and God’s Sacrificial Son…)

13Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.”

Excerpt From: The Lockman Foundation. “New American Standard Bible.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/l81Tw.l


The Light of the Angels of God…Witheld From the Wicked and Those Who Deny The Son of God…

“JOB 38″

“God Speaks Now to Job” (Key Point: The Power of Angels and God)

1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2″Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? 3″Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! 4″Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,

5Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? 6″On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8″Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; 9When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,

10And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,

11And I said, `Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop’?

“God’s Mighty Power”

12″Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, 13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14″It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.

15″From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.

16″Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?

17″Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18″Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.

19″Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place, 20That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home? 21″You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!

22″Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?

24″Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
25″Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt,

26To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it, 27To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

28″Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29″From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? 30″Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

31″Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?

32″Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites? 33″Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?

34″Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you?

35″Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, `Here we are’?

36″Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?

37″Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens, 38When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together?

39″Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair? 41″Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?”

Excerpt From: The Lockman Foundation. “New American Standard Bible.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/l81Tw.l