Published on Apr 11, 2018
I am attempting to peck this out on my phone.
After I got out of the Coast Guard, I have had a few experiences where my Lord has used my near drowning experiences (despite my strong swimming ability) in showing me just how he works in me, and others whom he has chosen to bring into my life.
These were deeply personal events, and are what were used, instrumentally, in guiding me in the evangelism of who was to become my wife.
These spiritual experiences always happen at a deeply spiritul level, as the Lord knows who I am personally, and just how to communicate (commune) with me most effectively, like he does with all genuine beleivers!
These events should never be framed in a one size fits all promotional event, which can be staged for Jesus, like done so often by churches, in books or the internet!
Yet this is exactly what happens, like a predigested meal to feed infant’s, or even to peddle as church sermons; this market is disgusting, mostly used by Satan to confuse and deceive actual brethren, away from Christ themselves, yet is rarely considered.
This is why Paul coined the term “enemies of the cross” , as they will not come themselves for their own personal crusifiction, but would rather “leach” from others in using systematic theologies, while attempting to justifie themselves before God!
This is why you can’t “teach people into Jesus”. Either the Lord will directly speak to his own, or he will not.
In the past when I have shared my experiences with professed believers, they have never failed to either dismiss the event, or use it as their own, provided it contains enough sensationalism.
This is so they can bolster themselves up in the eyes of others as spiritual men, while at the same time denying Christ in another (namely me) in building up their status in the world.
I am a very open person, and it has taken years for me to learn to not cast my Spiritual Pearl’s before swine!
THE HARDEST LESSON TO LEARN, was that most who claim to be with Christ, have never seen him nor known him! And because I do walk with him, it causes me much marginalization, persecution, and rejection. Especially concerning the religious about Jesus Christ!
When I had my near death experience while in Army water survival training, some 20 years after my experience in the surf, the Pastor “borrowed” my shoulder to shoulder with Christ experience, when my heart stopped: to use in his church flier that week, to *flock more people into church.
The very sad part to me (dispite being in the leadership at the time) is that I was never encouraged to share narrowly escaping my own death, nor my many experiences with the Lord, which I thought most edifying!
Never, ever, it seems am I going to be recognized in the world as the spiritual man which I have become, despite many a harrowing experience which the Lord allowed in my life.
And, that is the cost of true discipleship, rejection by the world, and many times even other (imature) believers, who wish to be seen as something – rather than a nothing and a no one.
By, Roland Dell
I wanted to post an updated version about the “Kings of Persia” as prophesied in Daniel Chapter 10, mainly because of the pathetically weak Biblical writings which I have read on this subject since I posted it years ago. Perhaps this is because most churches wish to remain comfortable within the world and not offend anyone? Or perhaps they are actually spiritually blind, and can’t see past their academia? I’m not sure, but what I do know is what I can plainly see, combined with having 30 years of Bible instruction, and all types of eschatology: but then there is the Truth which is only understood by the Spirit of truth, who is Christ himself!
The overthrow of the west, is an attempted overthrow of anything Christian within its traditional framework. It really starts to snowball after the events in – 2 Thessalonians 2, as “he that restraineth” (Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way. This does not include the Lord’s people, yet it does include the general grace to the world, which helped to keep sin down (restrained it) to a certain degree.
After the restraints come off, sin will run rampant upon the earth, worse than in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. What do we have today, unbridled sin which looks to overturn all of the past restraints predominantly instated by western cultures, and people.
To make matters worse, sin insists on being non-restrained and will war against anyone or any culture which attempts to stand in its way. So then, “Multiculturalism” symbolized as the feet of iron and clay (Adam meaning red, clay) . In Daniel, shows a cobbled together world unified of different people, cultures and religions ruling the world, this is also known as Babylon, which represents a culture of sin and corruption apart from the Lord God’s order.
The most interesting phenomenon to me occurred after the 9-11 attacks on New York’s twin towers and the Pentagon. Islamic Terrorism thrusts the United Sates and all western powers into global conflict, (the Global War on Terror, which I played a small part in) and it has not slowed or stopped since, despite thousands of live lost, wars and rumors of wars, despite many attempts by the powers that be wishing to accommodate such fanatical people’s.
These Muslim (Persian) people have been allowed to migrate (for a large part) unchecked by western authorities, who were once charged with protecting their populations. As a result a slaughter is occurring to any “old school” western ideals and cultures (Christian informed values) , for a perverse progressive objective in the blending of the world together as one. This blending together, is the feet of Iron and Clay prophesied in the book of Daniel. In Daniel chapter 10 – verse 13-14 it is explained to Daniel in significant spiritual detail, what shall befall thy people in the latter days! I must interject at this point that this is not just physical Israel, but indeed is spiritual Israel, the ones grafted into the vine because of Christ.
The spiritual significance is that the Kings of Persia, are demonically driven forces who are allowed to battle the Lord God, and his Angels; most notably the Chief Angle Michael, who has been given authority next to the Lord God. These Demonic beings (the kings of Persia) – the Muslim world, are allowed to dominate, desolate and destroy all traces of the Christian informed culture, and their people.
This is blatantly obvious to anyone who has eyes to see, it is much more pressing than just a theological study of eschatology and the apocalyptic passages! It really amazes me just how passive and weak many of these scriptures are presented by Bible academics, who have no power nor light to see or digest an all-encompassing and consuming problem of this present age. No rather it is presented in the “safe space” of being merely academic, and therefore open to conjecture and interpretation by those who are puffed up within their own understanding of the scriptures!
I believe these Persians are exactly what they are described as being in the latter days, and will nearly destroy white western cultures, except for the fact that the man of sin (the Devil) will come first in playing God, who will be worshipped by the world as such. 1 Thessalonians 5-3 “and the world will cry peace and safety”. The wicked man of sin will perform many signs and wonders, and basically demand to be worshipped as God.
Then, Christ will return in the clouds and destroy him with the breath of his mouth and the brightness of His coming. Hence Babylon, with all its outwardly expressed sin in the world will be destroyed, and the thousand year reign of Christ and his Bride will begin. At this point, the judgment day will hold off till after the thousand year reign of Christ, after the very last rebellion of Satan and his people, who are judged not to be in the book of life, and cast into the lake of fire for eternity.
Published on Mar 2, 2018
Published on Feb 20, 2018
Most people do formal Church, as they have not the ability, (in never being born again) or they don’t have the will to continue to follow Jesus Christ, so they follow another gospel instead! The first are spiritually dead, and the others are spiritually dying.
Published on Feb 8, 2018
It is God in us that is the proof, we are the extension of God and we are the proof when that happens.
Why on earth people cannot see this is a source of astonishment to me. Church people are doing the religious equivalent of what the Lord told them not to do, only it is concealed by a veneer of church activity
Which way up in a fellowship? Is it God’s way or men’s way? God’s order is quite the reverse of the way of men. If you are in a fellowship that operates the worldly management system it is time to run.
It is not just the enemies of God who never were the Lord’s who get disinherited, but the apostates, those who were too. This being cut off is not a new thing.
Rebellion against God is epidemic and has catastrophic consequences for all who engage in it, regardless how many others that do it.
Diversion from what we are supposed to be in is one of Satan’s tactics to destroy disciples. Many do not like the idea that Scripture is just that, and not The Word of God. However, people misunderstand what I mean. I do not advocate dispensing with Scripture, only that it is held in the right place. Life in Christ first and then the confirmation of Scripture.
The sheer arrogance of man is evident in what they do, and it is utterly shocking to see what they will take charge of and mess with if left to do so.
Who on earth gave mere human beings to question God and His things, or His people?
Jas.4 has a lot to say about this. If someone gets into agreement with Satan they should not be surprised if they burn with Satan later on.
January 15th, 2018
Humility is a much ignored and abused term today, as the whole world and the world church thinks that bold and mouthy is the way ahead, but is the Lord like that? If He is not like that then in behooves us to be conformed to His image and to be as we should be. The Lord hates human pride.
One of the greatest errors of my life has been the expectation of finding righteousness in others, because of whom I possessed in myself, namely Jesus Christ. The scripture tells us that the seeds sown into the world from God are wheat, but the world’s people are sown into the world as weeds. So, we as believers often expect to find the same consciousness of God in others which we possess, yet he is not there! Whereas the “unrighteous” are constantly attempting to project their own self-righteousness, and will ultimately reject Christ within us.
Like oil and water, the nature of Satan’s people (fallen humanity) and the nature of those elect by God’s grace, are completely two different animals indeed! This nature change is a work by God alone by his Holy Spirit, and the rest of the world is of a different spirit at heart. The problem is that those who are of the Spirit of God, may not understand how different they are from people who are of the “Spirit of the world”. They do not understand that Christ in them, (for the most part) is not present in people of the world, and you cannot teach them into him!
The humble child of God is not aware that most people around them do not know him, and have never been graced by his presence. This is potentially a spiritually deadly game, in wishing to accept those as brothers and sisters who are not the Lord’s people, by those who were sown into the world as wheat! Even more dangerous is teaching them Bible, and sharing the things of God which they do not possess!
Godly morality is a good thing generally speaking within the world, and has been the glue to western civilizations, yet it should never be mistaken for the actual indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This is the most common error made since institutionalized Christianity (the Church of Rome) started! Those of us who actually have the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, are as sheep to the unsuspecting slaughter, until we are able to grow enough to discern the difference.
All my life I have searched for my niche within the world, then was lured into the promise of “a good Church” to accept me, teach me, and encourage me. Sadly this never happened, and gratefully this spirit of an alternative to walking with Christ never took root!
That’s right, by grace to him that indwells me, I was never destroyed by the “spirit of antichrist” all around me. You see, that spirit of antichrist really does recognize the spirit of Christ within another, and wishes to crush and destroy Christ in us by extension! They hate us (Christ in us, the hope of glory) as they do not have him actually, and are not with him! This is not normally a calculated fore brained attack, as it comes from the deeper recesses of the heart in the spirit world.
This is why it is imperative to understand the warnings in 1 John 4. Verse 3 tells us – And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
To expand a little on verse 3 at a personal level, would be to say – And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in “their flesh” is not of God: and this is the spirit of antichrist. One is plural and one is personal…
Jehovah Witnesses for example, would be plural, in that they believe as the Gnostics did who were hostile to the physical world, and equate physical stature as impure (bad). So Jesus Christ could never have come in actual human flesh (as the scripture teaches)… So that “belief system” could not be of the Lord, academically speaking.
Yet a belief system has nothing really to do with the indwelling Holy Spirit, as it is about academics, whereas the Holy Spirit of God is alive, and functioning!
So, if you examine the verse on a personal level, the spectrum really widens much more immensely! That is, to recognize that Jesus Christ has not come in “their flesh”, when taken as an actual commandment of discernment, and is to really begin to come to an actual understanding of who is the Lord’s, and who is not, within the actual believer’s daily existence!
I could go on and on belaboring the point, but the next time you get a check in your heart someone is not hearing you on an intuitive (spiritual) issue, leave them alone, walk away, because as much as you wish they could hear or see your point – they may be deaf and blind, and you have not the power to change that.
I truly believe, that if you stay with the world, or the world’s church system, (Love not the world, or the love of the Father is not in him)- you may dry up and die in Christ, as you have chosen a surrogate rather than to “remain in the life giving vine of Christ himself”, which there is no substitute for…
So be forewarned brethren!