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“Samurai Dog says:”

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I am a Samurai dog because I am devoted and loyal to my master. Spell doG backwards and what do you get? God’s

people must also live lives of loyalty and devotion. The spiritual Samurai messages that follow are a very important

word for our day. Do not be left in the dark as to what God is doing. 7 years of plenty, and 7 years of famine. Do we have

the wisdom of Joseph to do in a spiritual way, what he did in a physical way? How do we make sure we store enough

oil for our lamps to make it through the 7 year famine? My master says this is what this blog site will be devoted to

from now on. I hope we all learn to be Winter Soldiers. Please read Parts 1 & 2 of “Why a Samurai Vision”.

 

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“Why a Samurai Vision” > Page Two.

I know I have written plenty of articles that could label me as “crazy”. If you do not believe me, then just spend some time checking older articles and see for yourself. So there is the possibility that I have already been classified as “crazy”, but if not, then surely the articles I am currently writing should finish the job.

I began to see this as I was reading a synopsis of the Prophet Isaiah. He had a ministry that lasted almost 60 years! He lived during the time when Israel divided into two, a Northern Israel consisting of ten tribes, and the southern kingdom known as Judah. He was eye-witness to a civil war that broke out within the family of God! Why did this happen? And if the Israel of old is a picture of the Church today, might we see this again? And how might the “Joseph Time” I spoke of in the last article fit into this?

Isaiah also witnessed the fall of the Northern Kingdom to the nation of Assyria. When the tribes divided into two, Judah maintained true worship to God, while Israel did not! Because of this they fell to Assyria and were lost forever! They became the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel! In the first article I spoke of the prophesy in II Thessalonians 2:3, where it speaks of a great falling away in the Church before the revealing of the Antichrist. Also II Timothy 3:3-4 which speaks of Churches heaping to themselves teachers that itch people’s ears, only telling them things they want to hear. If this fits the Northern Kingdom falling to Assyria, then they will be lost forever!

Judah eventually falls to Babylon, but not in the same way as Israel. Jeremiah was given a vision by God revealing that those carried away captive into Babylon were the blessed of the Lord, and they would prosper in Babylon, while those left in Judah were cursed and would die horrible deaths. Now Revelation speaks of a Harlot Babylon that rides the back of the Beast, and it sounds as if this Harlot Babylon prospers mightily until the Beast, symbolic of a Roman Empire, turns on her and devours her. In ancient history, Babylon was eventually replaced by the Roman Empire, and as we know, Rome crucified Christ, and put the early Church through great tribulation before Christianity finally began to overcome. So there may be a time of living in this harlot Babylon, and raising our families, and prospering, before the great Tribulation begins! Are we doing that even now? This will be part of the “Joseph Time” I spoke of.

Now I have said a lot here just to put out sort of an overview of where I am going. I intend to make sense of this. The challenge still remains that we be Winter Soldiers, and we prepare for doing this during the 7 years of plenty, the Joseph Time I see coming. The Joseph time will be while Babylon is still riding the Beast, but when the Beast turns on the Harlot, that is when the Church will need to become Winter Soldiers, because depending on when the Rapture actually hits, it could get very ugly, very quickly, for God’s Church.

Revelation tells us the Antichrist will actually have great power for a time, even so much power as to beat down the Church for a time. Now, for the sake of not going over a thousand words, lets go back to the beginning, when Israel, symbolic of the Church, was still one nation, in unity. Lets see if we can begin to lay a reasonable argument for the possibilities I have thrown out here. This cannot be done all at once, so we start when they are still united, and we see what happens. If I am correct, the Church that falls away before Antichrist is revealed, is a Church growing right now, and they have a different understanding of what Church should be. In other words, this is a division, and a sort of civil war taking place within God’s Church! But this Northern Ten Tribe Church will fall away to Assyria, be taken captive, and never seen again!

STARTING POINT: > Israel’s greatest King was David. Everyone knows this, thus an easy place to start. The Kingdom comes into great unity and prosperity under King David. However, when David dies the throne goes to David’s son, Solomon, who was born through the woman David should never have had. And though King Solomon was supposed to be the wisest man to ever live, his Kingdom was falling apart! Nearing the end of his reign, Israel was in real trouble!

King Solomon gave a glorious appearance, but it was a lie! The nation was full of idol worship, strange women, and heavy taxation putting an extreme burden on the poor! When Solomon dies, his son was given one chance, which he failed miserably! The country revolted and the Northern Ten Tribes separated and there began a civil war between Israel and Judah, a great divide!

This is the only point we will get to in this article. What can we see in the two Kings leading up to the split? David had one major downfall, LUST! Solomon had a lust for women and also great wealth, love of MONEY! Solomon was supposed to be the wisest man! Does any of this fit today’s Church leadership? How many pastors have we seen falling to lust? How many have traded a love for money over keeping a good name for Christ? And do we not have the most educated clergy of any time in Church history? I’m only pointing out the facts here folks. If the facts seem to fit with past history, then we may be perfectly poised for a civil war and split within the Church of God.

Those having itching ears will war against, and compete against, those still preaching a true word of God! Ten Tribes compared to two? Not good numbers. So where are we today? This split is already happening and the divide is growing even as we are nearing the time for Antichrist to appear, but not yet! Oh my, I’m at 1040 words right now. Look, we even have Churches accepting homosexuality, and I don’t know how God’s Word could be any more plain on that subject, so you can imagine the other areas we are loosening our standards on. Two Churches are forming with a great divide between.

More next time! Thanks for reading! Please comment!

 

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“Why a Samurai Vision?” > Page One

For me it is this simple: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”  (II Thess. 2:3)

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lust shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”  (II Tim. 3:3-4)

This article probably will not be done in one writing. In pondering how to approach this, I am surprised to see the path I’m about to take. No matter what we believe about the “Rapture”, we know for sure there is a seven-year tribulation period coming “someday”. I have had a few thoughts about this.

I believe we are about to see a tremendous move of God. I also believe we may be entering what I would call a “Joseph Time”. Could it be possible that God would give us seven years of plenty, before the seven years of famine? And if he is about to do this, can we be faithful and wise in the years of plenty, as Joseph was?

I know the Tribulation period is made up of two, three and a half-year periods, for a total of seven years. I also know that the first three and a half years are supposed to be prosperous, but prosperous in what way? My concern is the Church. My concern is God’s people. Those years may be prosperous in a materialistic kind of way, but what about the true Word of God? Might there be a famine in the land for that whole seven-year period? Not a famine of prosperity, but a famine of the true Word of God!

Now here is my point, if God is about to send seven years of spiritual abundance, an abundance of every kind of spiritual blessings, will we use this time to prepare for the seven years of famine, or will we squander it believing we are the King’s kids and we will always live this way no matter what? Do we even know how to prepare ourselves to be Winter Soldiers?

I steal this term from an upcoming Captain America movie, but Jesus cursed the fig tree because it did not have figs even when it was not the season for them! God expects us to bear fruit even in times of winter! We must learn to be Winter Soldiers, but in a time of abundance, will we do so, or simply grow fat and lazy? Unless we have a Joseph mindset, and unless we are Samurai in vision, I suspect there will be a lot of fat and lazy Christians, who heap to themselves teacher to itch their ears, and in the end, they fall away when the winter of Antichrist sets in.

Now perhaps you see a little bit of where I am going. I do not want to give it all at once, for you will weary in reading. I hope to keep you hungry for more.

Let me say this, Isaiah had a ministry that spanned sixty years, and he was eye-witness to a civil war that took place among his own people! A great division developed between Judah and the Northern kingdom. Now it is very interesting how it all played out, and I see things very comparable to what I read in II Timothy 4, II Thessalonians 2, and the book of Revelation.

These next articles are going to be about training ourselves, preparing ourselves in the time of abundance, for the spiritual famine to come. I want to be Samurai for Christ. I want to be a Winter Soldier. Judah did not fall away to Assyria the way the Northern kingdom did. How might this relate to Revelation? I think you’ll enjoy finding out.

I plan to keep these articles shorter, but also bring them quicker. So in just a few days, expect Part II.

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Readers Beware!

 

I can hardly believe it, but there are people out there who just click the “LIKE” button in hopes of gaining readers for themselves!

BEWARE!!!

If you don’t believe me, just check my previous “POST” along with the “likes” and “comments”, and you will see! They do not actually read what they say they like! What other motive could there be?

SHAME! SHAME!

CAUGHT!

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“His name is Bill.”

Sometimes God gives us something no one else sees. What do you do with your vision if there are no others? It is a strange thing running a blogsite without comments. As far as I can tell, I have one person who likes the Samurai analogy enough to leave a comment, and his name is Bill. Thank you, Bill.

Write the vision down and make it plain so others may run with it. This I intend to do even if only for Bill and I. If it is not a vision from God, then there is no loss if no one reads it, but if it is, then I must write it or be held accountable. And others must read it or be held accountable. The writing is in my hands to do, the reading is not. Sure would be nice if people left a short comment though. Sure is strange so many people like something, but remain silent.

Let me say this, if you are a Christian ministry and you go around pushing the “like button” in hopes of gaining readers, but you do not actually read the articles you say you like, then you are without honor. Now “honor” is also one of those Samurai things, so don’t tell me you don’t need this message. Of course you will probably like this message, and never even realize what you liked. LOL.

If you happen to like this site and you simply have not said so other than pushing the button, please drop me a short comment and let me know. It’s hard writing for just Bill and I, but if that’s it, I will still do so, but at least I’ll know.

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“The Living Sword”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

“And the Word was made flesh…” (John 1:14)

Jesus was the Word first, and then took on flesh, whereas we were flesh first, now trying to become the Word!

Have you thought about that? Have you thought about our spiritual journey, is the journey of Christ in reverse! He started in heaven and came to earth. We started on earth and are going to heaven. He walked in Spirit first, but we walked in flesh, and now seek to walk in Spirit! He has the mind of Christ, we have an earthly mind seeking the mind of Christ.

So what is this Samurai for Christ thing? What does it mean to be Samurai for Christ, or a Samurai of Light?

IT MEANS SIMPLY THIS: > You are flesh with a very strong desire, devotion, dedication, and determination, TO BECOME THE WORD!

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” (Eph. 6:17)

…and the Word was made flesh? Can flesh become Word? Supernaturally it has already happened, but how much can we manifest it now? Even as the earth waits for the manifestations of the sons of God!

We have been given a sword, and we are to become the sword. When Jesus told Peter that those who live by the sword will die by the sword, was he really saying for us to have nothing to do with swords? (Matt. 26:52) I THINK HE WAS ASKING US TO CHOOSE WHICH SWORD WE WOULD DIE BY! (And live by.)

Jesus, himself, as our great example, lived, died, and resurrected by the Sword of God, God’s Word! Jesus lived and died by the Spirit Sword!

And who could forget his famous words of: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34)

We are the Bride of the Lamb, but we are a Samurai Bride. We have married into a holy and sacred Sword having power against all that is evil, and our Husband is also our Lord and Master. We seek mastery. The word Samurai means > “One who serves”.

I did not expect to share what I am about to. A year or so ago, I actually declared war on the devil. I don’t know if that sounds silly to you, or not, but that is what I did. Now realize, declaring war on somebody is not a small thing to do! This goes beyond just trying to be a good Christian and eventually make it to heaven. In the name of Jesus I decided to go to war! My life has not been the same since.

Two months ago I developed a back injury and have not worked since the beginning of this year. As a truck driver, loading and unloading my trailer is very physical work. An MRI reveals I need to see a neurosurgeon. However, during this time I have been able to do so much more for God!

I’m 58 years old now, and our five children are finally raised. Now it is just me and the little lady, know what I mean? I do not want to spend the golden years of my life simply working all the time so I can eat out more or drive a new truck. I want my golden years to truly be golden! God’s gold!

Driving a truck required long and hard hours. I may not go back. I have declared war on the devil and you may find me serving coffee at Starbucks if that enables me to do more for the Kingdom of God!

Two-thirds of my life is likely over. I have three books I am currently working on, and a possible connection for each. The three books are entitled: > 1) “God’s Bounty Hunter” 2) “The Sword Maker”, and 3) “Grandpa and the Little Samurai”.  This last one is a children’s book.

I was in a lot of pain the whole month of January, but wrote books just the same, books born out of pain. My body has improved but not enough to work. I’ve already explored a lot of things, a chiropractor worked on me for two weeks with no change whatsoever. I have other things I am doing, so I’m not looking for more advice here, believe me, everyone seems to know what I need to do, but I know God has me right where he wants me, and I have declared war!

I will eventually be able to work whatever job God knows I need. There is no doubt in my mind about that. The anointing on my life has grown during this time. I preached last Sunday and God moved in a powerful way. While my financial income has dropped off in a very serious way, the anointing of God on my life has increased in a very serious way.

Happy, happy, happy! I am a man at war. I serve a Master, and his name is, Jesus! He is Love’s greatest warrior. He is King of righteousness, and he is my champion. He has given me a beautiful Sword to live by. I am a spiritual Samurai. My Sword is my life, and my life is my Sword.

Perhaps soon, I will be saying, “Silver and gold have I none.” But I am happy, happy, happy, because my life is about arresting the devil, and during this time I have been watching that grow! I will make the devil wish he never touched me, as God turns the devil’s evil into my good! Praise my Lord forever. Amen!

In the meantime, I feel this Samurai message very strongly. I believe a move of God is close at hand, and indeed, already starting. God needs his people to know how to fight the good fight of faith, and not be entangled in the things of this world. What I am saying is this. I intend to keep writing this Samurai of Light message. If you find something in these words that helps to inspire you for this holy battle in which we live, then please let other people know about this site, “The Living Sword”. For that is what God has called us to be.

God is not in to making swords of steel, but he is in to making living Swords of flesh and blood, who walk after the Spirit, and not the flesh. Amen.

Be blessed, you all.

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