And lastly for today – the Queen’s coronation

This little snippet came my way at the end of an article about the supposed affairs of Prince Philip. I have no interest in his private life, and I’m glad to say there is so little evidence for this that it was another confection from the media – a piece really designed to undermine the institution of marriage rather than being anything based on truth. But right at the end, almost as an afterthought, a tiny nugget was revealed, and I want to share it with you in case you had not heard this before.

‘The Coronation was a deeply moving spiritual experience for her,’ said the Queen’s cousin Margaret Rhodes, ‘especially the part which wasn’t filmed — when she stood bareheaded, wearing only a white linen shift as the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the sign of the cross on her with the words: “As Solomon was anointed by Zadok the priest, so be thou anointed, blessed and consecrated as Queen over the people thy God hath given thee to govern.”’ (source)

The Queen is meant to be the defender of the faith – it is she who is the head of the Church of England. Yet she has not upheld the Law of Moses. Unlike Solomon, who we all know, fell away into sin due to his many foreign wives, our Queen has represented solidity and morality in her own life, whilst keeping almost complete silence on moral issues for her entire reign.

Her people have fallen away into sin. The Law of Moses has been flouted again and again by her government. She has reigned over a parliament which legalised abortion and homosexuality 50 years ago. She said and did nothing publically.

God gave her a people to rule over, and we have not kept God’s Law (and in fact her church has continually taught that it is done away with). The church is no longer an arbiter of morals. The church has fallen away.

Perhaps we should take some time to pray in a concerted effort to bring Queen Elizabeth back into line with her correct duties to God – for her own sake and for the people’s! Will you pray with me?

Heavenly Father, we are aware of great sin in our own lives and in the lives of our people – we have not kept Your Law, and we have sinned against You. You set Queen Elizabeth over us, and like the church, she has kept silent on matters of morals and the Law of Moses. I pray LORD You will bring her back to Your Law, that she might lead the country spiritually into righteousness, that we might find favour in Your sight. We pray LORD that You will stay Your anger from this country, and from its people and cause Your Law to be read in all our churches, that we might know You, and repent and come back into obedience to You. LORD please turn the hearts of the people back to You and bring both peace and repentance to this nation. This I pray in the blessed name of your Son Yeshua! AMEN!

I pray you have a wonderful Shabbat – May God Bless you!

Lis

Entertaining Angels unawares….

We never know just who is around us who might touch our life in a profound way. When someone does, we might feel this person is an angel. Indeed this story really made me feel that this was an act of God.

‘Rose’, who suffers from anorexia, was on a train going to hospital for treatment. Someone on the train saw her obvious condition, and wrote her a letter which touched her and uplifted her. Here it is for you to read:

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You can read the whole story here: Link

I hope it brings you a moment of joy and hope. Life can be so hard – today I pray that if you need a hand, that God will bring someone alongside you. If you are free, would you let God move you alongside someone who needs you? I pray you will.

God Bless

Lis

Prayers needed please….

My dear little old dog, Harvey, is very poorly right now – and he’s back off to the vet again for the second time this week with breathing difficulties and not wanting to eat. Please pray he gets through this – his medication has messed up his electrolytes badly, and I think this is the problem. Please pray for an affordable solution for him, so that I can keep him with me for at least a while longer.

Oh, and please pray my exhaust on my car holds up on my journey there and back tonight (it’s broken, and I can’t get it fixed until tomorrow).

Thank you all.

God Bless you

Lis

UPDATED to add: The vet called and wants to do a blood test, so said to come tomorrow when his meds have worn off. At least this means the car exhaust will be done first. Please pray he has a comfortable night – he seems really uncomfortable at the moment, so it’s hard for him to rest. Thank you all. x

The invisible sticking plaster of prayer

I wrote this a couple of months ago, and left it in my drafts folder. When the Elder emailed me again, and again didn’t respond to me, I felt it was time to brush it off, and post it. If you are in a church and you do this to people – if this is church policy, to pray and not ACT to help those in need, then SHAME ON YOU! I’ve had more care and support from online ministers I’ve never met than from a church just three short miles from where I live. I am blessed that God has improved my situation and my health, because I have done everything I could to LISTEN to Him. However, a parishoner in need is a parishoner in need. So here’s what I wrote in full (and unexpurgated).

I’m going to have a little rant, do excuse me. This is what occured to me when I wondered at the complete lack of ANY pastoral care from my local church.

“I’m going to sit at home and pray for you. I have emailed you and asked you how you are, that’s enough isn’t it? I’m not going to do anything practical. I’m not going to do anything face to face or physical. I’m not going to even tell you that I am thinking of you – I’m not even going to reply to your reply to me. No, I’m going to apply the invisible sticking plaster of prayer. And I’m applying it to myself, because your pain, your illness, your need is just too f****** real for me, and I cannot bear the thought that I could, or might need to rock up and show myself as a fellow member of the body of Christ and DO SOMETHING for you. Something practical – that I might have to put out my hand, or put my hand in my pocket for you. You can’t pay your bills? I’ll PRAY FOR YOU.”

Now, I’m not saying that God doesn’t hear those prayers. I’m not saying that heaven and earth cannot be moved by prayer, because thankfully God has been working all this pain for my good, and things are better than they were, but you know God does expect us to DO something.

Let’s take a real-life example. If you’re on the way to the shops and you see a homeless person, do you walk past them and ignore them and think ‘I’ll pray for them.’ Or do you give them some change, and have a chat with them – find out their story? Do you stop on the way back from the shop with food for them (if you’re worried that money might be all spent on booze)?

If you would walk past and pray for that person then you are like the majority of the Body of Christ – applying invisible sticking plasters of prayer to those in need, in fact to your own discomfort when faced with their need. Because to communicate with a person in pain is just too, well, uncomfortable for you.

Let me rip that off you now *rips*

OUCH!

Good – now think about what you could practically do for the person in need who you know in your congregation, while you have the chance to reach them – before they leave, as I just have.

Churches have opportunities to reach those who are struggling, alone and vulnerable. If that person is strong enough they will hold on by their finger tips awaiting a little inclusion, a little support.

If that doesn’t come, they will leave.

I don’t think I need to express why – but I know many who are not Christians who know better how to care for those in need than those in the church do.

/rant.

God Bless you

Lis

What are you doing to counteract the darkness today?

Just a thought, because 12,000 misguided idolaters went to Stonehenge today (apparently the solstice was yesterday due to the leap year, but no matter!). They went to Stonehenge today and, inadvertently or not, gave their energy, their time, their fealty to the demonic realm.(source)

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Across the world, satanists use this important day as a day to sacrifice humans. It does still happen, even if we hate to think of it.

The occult draws energy from these activities and this time is celebrated. A churchyard was ‘vandalised’ – defiled, to be more correct, just a couple of days ago, with satanic symbols. (source)

So did you choose to do something differently today? Was there something you thought you should do differently to counteract that darkness?

I won’t share what I chose to do – what I felt God put on my heart for today, but this day is a particular time to take more effort to pray – we can only use the weapons we have against the ever increasing darkness!

One good snippet from the Stonehenge article was that 25,000 people were expected, yet only around 12,000 came on the day – one reason mooted for this is that English Heritage had banned alcohol there this year. So perhaps booze was the main attraction for some….

Let’s all remember on this day the need for prayer vigilance, remembering to proclaim that Jesus has overcome the world!

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God Bless you

Lis

Prayer request for me

Would you please pray for me? Tomorrow I am going to the dentist for an extraction, and I would just ask that you would guide the dentist to make the right decision about my tooth and other teeth, and that God would guide me and the dentist, and protect me through the process. I’d rather not be having this done, but it looks as though there is no alternative – I’ve tried everything I can think of, including of course, lots and lots of prayer!

Thank you everyone!

God Bless you

Lis

Profoundly moving – human goodness can shine in the darkest places and times

When was the last time I posted something in the category ‘Good News’? Ages ago, and this really isn’t so much ‘good news’, because it begins with pain and loss. So often the greatest stories of human goodness start with loss, pain and suffering. I just wanted to share this moving moment, and let’s all be reminded (particularly us UK based believers) to reach out with the offer of prayer in the dark times in other’s lives. It’s so easy to assume the person in pain is not open to God, or not a believer (here in the UK for sure). Let’s always try to remember to reach out and give a hand of support and offer prayers for those in pain.

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I quote for the article: (Link)

This is the touching moment three staff members at Dutch Bros Coffee prayed with a young wife after discovering her husband had died the previous day.

Barbara Danner, from Vancouver, said she was waiting in her car at a branch of the coffee chain when she noticed three workers leaning out of the service window.

Danner took a picture as the staff joined hands with the woman in front and prayed with her after noticing she was upset and learning that her husband had died.

Posting the incredible images on Facebook, Danner wrote: ‘Turns out the young lady in line ahead of us lost her 37-year-old husband last night. 

‘When the DB guys & gals noticed she was falling apart, they stopped everything and prayed with her for several minutes, invited her to come back for prayer and support, as well as anything else that she might need. 

‘Prayers for the young family, and you know where to stop for coffee!’

Let’s take a moment to join in prayer for that young widow, and offer thanks to God for these young people who displayed the beautiful workings of God’s Kingdom on earth in their moment of reaching out to support her.

God Bless you

Lis

Personal needs versus spiritual needs

How many times do we fail someone else, as Christians because of our own personal needs, or even their personal needs?

What do I mean by that? I have talked before about the need for rebuke (Link) – my spiritual needs were not met in that very English church – no, my, and their personal needs were being met. The personal need was to have everybody appear in agreement, to have everyone not offended, and have no-one upset! That doesn’t fulfil anyones spiritual needs. Love confronts – godly love must always confront that which is wrong!

Yeshua came and upset a LOT of people. He said what needed to be said for their spiritual needs.

So I ask you now, and I hope you’ll comment – if you were in a church and met someone who you knew was in sin, perhaps they’re happily telling you how great it is that all religions worship the same god, or perhaps they are dowsing with a pendulum (I know someone who has a friend who dowses with a pendulum and talks to ‘Jesus’ – I did point out that wasn’t the real Jesus…) – what would you do? How would you handle it? Or would you avoid handling it at all?

I know the local Vineyard church here instructs those praying for people to avoid offending people who come up for prayer! Yes really! You are not allowed to tell that person that they have a demonic influence, a stronghold? Really? This is placing personal needs above spiritual ones! It won’t wash.

The body of Christ is really not about unity and homogeneity – it’s really NOT about all agreeing and being nice. It’s about learning, correcting, rebuking and building one another up! It strengthens us.

As an example let’s just take a quick look at Psalm 23 – so well known. It goes like this [emphasis added]:

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. This is often overlooked, but as far as I understand it, the staff had a hook on the end, and was used to rescue sheep who got in trouble, and the rod was to tap or strike them to stop them wandering away and keep them in the flock.

We NEED God’s rod and His staff – we need to have both His discipline and His rescue – they comfort us.

If we won’t be honest with our fellow man, what hope does the church have but to accept more and more false doctrine to keep people ‘happy’ and in ‘agreement’?

I’ll leave you with this brilliant video from Mark Gungor – very funny, but his point is VITAL – we can’t just pray for people – we need to rebuke that which is wrong! His sermon starts around 15 minutes into the video. I hope you enjoy it!

God Bless you

Lis

 

A prayer request

Could I ask you to pray for me? I seem to have come under attack because I am going to church! This has happened to me before, and it’s very frustrating. I go to church and then either I cannot sleep (two nights in a row now) or get ill! Do you think the devil might not want me to have fellowship with other Christians? I think so!

As we are battling – against the unseen – would you please pray for me? For at least the clarity and wisdom to see where this is coming from? Thank you.

God Bless you

Lis

Libertas – Roman goddess of America, France and Switzerland

Rome get’s everywhere, don’t it? 😉

Following on from yesterday’s post, I’m back to demon gods again. Now, this is a long long rabbit hole, get a cup of tea (no, too much fluoride) or coffee (depletes you of zinc!)…. water? And I’ll begin the digging.

Libertas – Liberty as she is known, is often seen as a positive force for good – a representation of all that America stands for. This would be less of an issue, if she was JUST a representation, and not an actual demon god. Here she is as I showed her in my previous post:

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Of Libertas, Wikipedia states:

“The ancient Roman goddess Libertas was honored during the second Punic War by a temple erected on the Aventine Hill in Rome by the father of Tiberius Gracchus. A statue in her honor also was raised by Clodius on the site of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s house after it had been razed. The figure bears certain resemblances to Sol Invictus, the late Roman Republic sun deity and the crown often associated with that deity often appears in modern depictions of Liberty.”(Link)

“The fictional characters Columbia of the United States of America and Marianne of France, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and many other characters and concepts of the modern age were created, and are seen, as embodiments of Libertas.” (source)

Columbia, as in ‘District of Columbia’ or just D.C., and of course, let’s not forget British Columbia in Canada, she looks a lot like Libertas:

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The Swiss, too, took on Libertas in another guise: [emphasis added]

“Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confœderatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation.

The allegory is typically pictured in a flowing gown, with a spear and a shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair, commonly with a wreath as a symbol of confederation. The name is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest. […]

…Merian’s Abundantia would develop into the figure of Helvetia proper. An oil painting of 1677/78 from Solothurn, known as Libertas Helvetiae, shows a female Libertas allegory standing on a pillar. In 1672, an oil painting by Albrecht Kauw shows a number of figures labelled Helvetia moderna. These represent vices such as Voluptas and Avaritia, contrasting with the virtues of Helvetia antiqua (not shown in the painting).” (source)

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Looking again rather like Minerva/Britannia, this is Helvetia on a stamp from 1881 (source wikipedia)

Interestingly, Switzerland is still very strongly associated with Helvetia: (from the same article)

“The Swiss Confederation continues to use the name in its Latin form when it is inappropriate or inconvenient to use any or all of its four official languages. Thus, the name appears on postage stamps, coins and other uses; the full name, Confœderatio Helvetica, is abbreviated for uses such as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 and vehicle registration code CH, and the ccTLD, .ch.

Notably, translations of the term Helvetia still serve as the name for Switzerland in languages such as Irish, in which the country is known as An Eilvéis, Greek, in which it is known as Ελβετία (Elvetia) and Romanian, Elveţia. In Italian Elvezia is seen as archaic, but the demonym noun/adjective elvetico is used commonly as synonym of svizzero. In French, Swiss people may be referred to as Helvètes. The German word Helvetien is used as well as synonym of Schweiz and has a higher poetic value. Helvetien is also more common in Germany, the German-speaking Swiss use simply “Helvetia” or “Helvecia” as poetic synonym of their country.”

Now, onto France – and again we see the very the same, Roman goddess, Libertas. France embodies Libertas as Marianne, and here we see her in her depiction on the great seal of France:

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Here is Marianne, with her fasces – showing Roman authority. Notice her head dress – which is identical to that of the Statue of Liberty, and Sol Invictus – sun deity of the Romans. (source wikipedia)

In conclusion

Very, very few people have come out against these powers – they hide in plain sight right there – the statue of Liberty is THE symbol many in other countries think of when they think of America. She is a representation of a demonic Roman goddess. She has no business in America, let alone as a graven image, as she is! Is she idolised? I doubt that. Do people worship her? I don’t think so. However, she is SERVED. Idols don’t have to be worshipped to be served – she is maintained, she is cleaned, she is recognised and revered. She stands for something – something which America is known for the world over. If only her ‘liberty’ could be connected to what America really stands for today – war, abortion, homosexuality and oppression! You note that as ‘liberty’ extends in America, the freedom and liberty of Christians diminishes! This is not a coincidence!

Some do recognise the fact, however, and John Benefiel, head of the Heartland Apostolic Reformation Network, said in August of 2011: (source)

“Libertas is also called the Freedom Goddess, Lady Freedom, the Goddess of Liberty. You know there’s a statue in New York harbor called the Statue of Liberty. You know where we got it from? French Free Masons. Listen folks that is an idol, a demonic idol, right there in New York harbor. People say, ‘well no it’s patriotic.’ What makes it patriotic? Why is it? It’s a statue of a false goddess, the Queen of Heaven. We don’t get liberty from a false goddess folks, we get our liberty from Jesus Christ and that Statue of Liberty in no way glorifies Jesus Christ. There is no connection whatsoever. So I’m just telling you we practice idolatry in America in ways that we don’t even recognize.”

So what to do?

Pray:

Heavenly Father, I come to you humbly and admit to you that I know not what my ancestors were involved in. This being the case, and this being a place of much demon worship, I want to ask you to forgive me, as I stand here in repentance to you for the actions of my forebears.

I repent of all worship of this demon goddess in all her forms, I repent of all prideful associations with her – of any aspiration to embody what she stand for, which may have opened doors to satan, I renounce all images of her, which I now destroy and repent of. I ask you now in Yeshua’s Holy Name that you would forgive me for these sins and wash me clean in Yeshua’s precious blood. I ask you to separate me and my family from those sins as east is separated from west now, and break any curse you have placed into my family line because of those sins today. Amen.

I now, by Christ’s Authority, break all fealty, all connections and all soul-ties to this demon goddess in any guise whatsoever. I renounce her, and reject her, I command her and her emissaries to leave my life, family, home and property now, in Yeshua’s Holy Name. I renounce and break all assignments given to my family line by her. I say all this in Yeshua’s Holy Name. Amen!

As we come to this Day of Atonement, it’s a vital time to pray prayers of deep repentence for the sins of our forebears. I pray that you will have peace and blessings from God in this coming year.

God Bless you

Lis