Thursday, October 28, 2010

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps ...

... We might turn around. Give up. Throw in the towel. Call it quits. Give up the ghost. After all, who can make war against the Beast? Who can oppose what we are surrounded by; that which seems to grow stronger by the day.

Maybe if they just throw one more log into the fiery furnace you'll melt with fear and bow your knee. Most have and many will. What about you?

1 John 2:15-17

Friends. It is not easy. But it is simple. Bow your knee to the Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. And stay at His feet every day of your life. You only get up to fulfill the instructions He gives you, but at His feet is your resting place. Your default point. Your reset button amidst the challenges and trials of life.

It is at His feet that you receive His Rhema, your daily bread. He feeds you, comforts you, provides for you and the needs of your soul. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength (Isa 40:31).

Mount up sir eagle and fly. Fly madame eagle, sour above the storms of life. Let the winds of the Spirit of God carry you above it all. In order to fly you have to first learn to kneel.

We bow only to Him. We serve only Him. We worship only Him. We have no other God. We need nothing else but Jesus. He is enough to satisfy the needs and the desires of your soul.

Pain will come on this journey. Suffering is a companion of the follower of Christ during their journey through this life. But if you allow the Spirit of God to work in you and to change your heart, pain won't hurt you. Yes, it might sting, but it can do no real harm in the end. It just becomes part of the process we go through and what God uses to shape us into what He would have us to be.

Just as the sharp chisel cuts into the rock sculpture being shaped under the master's hand, so we experience pain. It's o.k. It'll be o.k. Consider it pure joy when you face and experience these things. God knows what He is doing with you.

Many times God actually sends His people into situations on purpose where we will encounter suffering. Just look at the life of Jesus. But God was there in it all, working out a plan and a purpose that would change the world. Thank God Jesus wasn't thinking about His own comfort when He walked through His journey of life. Nor should we.

Trust. Obey. Follow Him. Let the rest be what it is. You just keep walking with Jesus.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rolling Out "The Mark"

A tried and true tactic of the world system is to create a "problem - reaction - solution" situation. To get you to want and request what they want to give you and to ask for the poison by name. We were just thinking today about the many ways that the world system could even this day roll out and market a chip, an RFID tag, that would go in the forehead or right hand:

  1. Financial Transactions Ease - Can't buy and sell without it, so easy to do with it.
  2. Identity Security and Identity Theft -Increasingly a problem in the world. You are safe now.
  3. Child Safety and Protection - Keep your kids safe and know where they are in an unsafe world. Great for countering Human Trafficking as well.
  4. Ease of Travel, visas, immigration - Come and go as you please.
  5. Your medical records on you in an accident/emergency - Everything about your medical history is easily available to health care providers, even if you are unconscious. They have the best chance of keeping you alive now. The best care you can get from cradle to grave.
  6. Illegal Aliens Curbed - Much more difficult for them to come into a society now without going through the proper channels.
  7. Anti-Corruption Measure -Particularly valuable in developing nations and emerging market economies. No more cash payoffs before and after hours. Huge clean up that will make the world a better place.
  8. Lower transaction costs to financial, Government, Business institutions - Maximize profits, efficiency and speed. Great!
  9. Going green - Just think of all the trees that we won't be cutting down to make paper for money, receipts, bills,
  10. Anti-terrorism measure - Much easier to detect the bad guys now if their travel history is a cave in Afghanistan and you know their purchasing patterns compared to Mr. John Smith and his wife living in Iowa. No more profiling necessary, we know who the bad guys are now. And the only ones who could possibly be the bad guys would be those without the mark. Let you get on with your lives. Summary justice is in order and justified to protect society.
  11. Identity, life, preferences customized to your tastes and purchasing patterns - A richer life experience for you: Dating, relationship, Marriage suggestions based on your compatibility and lifestyle choices. No more guess work, now you know the statistical chances of you being a compatible match with your perfect Stepford wife. Also the same with your work; the perfect job(s) for you based on what you would enjoy and find satisfying and the employer knows you'll be the best for that role too. A maximized happy and productive economy; you are now the perfect cog in the wheel and a productive a member of society in the most fulfilling way possible.
  12. A cashless society greatly reduces crime and armed robbery -You won't get held up in a dark alley if no one has cash on them. And easy to track criminals now too.
  13. Behind the Scenes (BTS) - Those who control the technology control the world (love it!). Have your elections, ball games, American Idol ... cast your vote. THIS is change you can believe in!
  14. Etc. etc. etc. -
The list goes on and on. Ultimately, projecting ahead we can see that this will be one of several silver bullet solutions rolled out at an opportune time to "save the world". And the masses, the fearful, the sellouts, will facilitate it and want it amidst the horrors they see in a world spinning out of control. And the only reason that you wouldn't want it is because you are a terrorist and enemy of society and humanity ... no tears will be shed for you when you can't buy and sell and when they subsequently hunt you down.

"Come on, take it ... you've got to make a living ... your family's got to eat ... the Bible doesn't really mean THAT according to pastor/minister/brother/pope so and so ... God understands ... " ... (sigh)

So seductive. But ultimately allegiance to the world system and turning your back on the real Jesus Christ. Irredeemable. To them without eyes to see and hearts to understand they will not be able to resist the allure, the pull, the pressure. No schools, no services, no access to anything you once enjoyed, you can't do business, can't buy or sell; unless you are in you are out ...

"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (
Rev 14:9-12)

You won't be able to forsake all if you haven't already done it in your heart (Our suggestion is that you DO IT NOW on your face before Jesus Christ). And you won't be able to exist in the fact that "to live is Christ and to die is gain" if that is not your heart's resolve and resolution that you walk in this day, this moment. There is no middle ground. Let God take you to the end of yourself NOW! Cry out for it this day. Live in the Love of God, not in the fear of the world.

They cannot touch your spirit and your soul. You are free in Him. Live free!!!

In Christ,

The faithmix Team