Suppose it were your last hour! What would you choose to be doing? But let me tell you, it is the last hour. God is giving us warnings and signs in the heavens and in the natural.
“Little children, it is the last hour…” (1 John 2:18). John penned those words almost two thousand years ago. If John were writing today, he would probably say it is the last seconds of the last hour. If anyone thought they only had an hour left, I seriously doubt they would be concerned about things…they would be concerned about where they would spend eternity and those they love. Living with eternity in mind brings all of life into proper perspective.
When I heard about the recent evacuation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the story of a line being cut at a bridge that ushered in darkness and loss of power for three days…my mind thought about the evacuation that will happen in a twinkling of an eye when the Trumpet sounds.
When we don’t renew our minds in the Word of God and stay connected in close communion with God, and with other believers, we can live in the world and be unaware of the times. Anyone can lose their power if they live in denial or do not stay plugged into God and His Word.
With the power outages and evacuation that occurred due to power lines being cut, I also thought about how the law has been changed to go against God’s Word, and how He is warning America to return and repent. The enemy wants to destroy all mankind through destroying our connection with God. My third book THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?) is a wakeup call for everyone. America was founded on God’s Word. Jesus is the bridge for all mankind to heaven…and it is our choice if we receive the gift of eternal life or not.
With the next event happening on August 21, 2017, with the narrow path across America where the total eclipse will be visible, I learned that it has only happened once before in 1776. What is significant about 1776? It is the year that is celebrated as the official beginning of the nationhood of America.
People are converging from all over the place to watch this total eclipse of the sun. Hotel rates have skyrocketed and mass productions of eyewear are available. People are being warned to check the safety of their glasses as viewing the sun without proper eyewear can cause permanent damage.
The constellation that is forming on September 23, 2017 is the first time since Creation. We are getting signs in the heavens of warnings, and those warnings are getting bigger. (Take time to read Revelation 12). In between, on September 11, 2017, is the Feast of Trumpets on the Jewish Calendar. One day the Trumpet shall sound and we will be called to meet the Lord in the air. We are not called to predict dates of the return of Christ. However, we can surely see the signs and warnings for all to repent and be ready for His return.
It is obvious that we are much closer to the end every single day. Paul saw it that way too: “Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).
The Bible’s message is that our days are “numbered”….not numberless. The Church must awake out of slumber, sleep, and sinful ways and be more concerned with the battle that rages—the war with Satan and the salvation of souls. We have to check our own hearts and be prepared at all times. The Bible says, “Pursue the enemy, and without fail you shall recover all” (1 Samuel 30:8). In THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, you can see the principles that are time tested that still work for today…if we will repent and return. David wept before the Lord, he worshiped, he inquired of God, and God gave him strategic instructions….David obeyed and recovered all.
We also know David was also the one who chose to tackle the enemy. First Samuel 17:48 says that David “ran” toward the Philistine champion—the Giant. The believer in the army who tackled the enemy was the one who carried the anointing of God. It’s time to stand up, stand apart, and step into battle…with faith in God! Magnify the Lord over all.
We must humble ourselves and repent and return to the Lord. The Good News of Jesus Christ, the Gospel, is eternal, but we do not have eternity to preach it….time is short. It is the last hour for someone today. Somebody is crying out to God for help. No one is good enough to make it to heaven on their own. We all are in need of Jesus. He came, he gave His life for all mankind, but we must believe on Him, confess our sin, and experience a heart change. Knowing about God is not enough.
If you are not born again, if you are living in sin and you are reading this, it’s not too late. Repent and believe. Read the Bible for yourself. God says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).
The warnings have hit America. Weather patterns are changing, wars and rumors of wars, increased violence, chaos, confusion, and fake news. Lack of respect for authority to betrayal of all kinds. The spirit of antichrist permeates human thinking and society. It is has created havoc and caused moral collapse. But God… God has His answer. The outpouring of His Holy Spirit is His amazing and special provision for the last hour.
No one knows when the Trumpet will sound…no one knows when the Church will be caught up to be the with the Lord in the air. When that evacuation occurs, everything will change forever. All of The Feasts of the Lord are appointed to a certain day. When the stars and planets are lining up, these are signs in the heavens from the Lord. God does say, “Surely, the LORD GOD will do nothing, unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:8).
God sends warnings. He warned the people through Noah of the flood that was coming. He warned Pharaoh by Moses. The list goes onward. He is still warning. He warns through dreams, visions, His Holy Word, through His Servants, and through signs in the heavens. He goes to extreme measures to get our attention.
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; …before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD” (Joel 2:28, 31).
The Body of Christ, armed with the Word of God, will be mobilized for the last onslaught of the enemy. Satan will lose again. We know the end of the story.
It’s time for the harvest of souls and Satan can see his opportunities are slipping away. He knows his time is short. The greatest outpouring, the greatest revival of all time, the greatest anointing of God’s power is coming upon us. Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
The future has been written and settled beforehand by God. The last hour is determined and has a glorious conclusion. Make sure you are standing with Jesus. Look at the what the Bible says:
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.” (Revelation 12:9-10). That’s a good ending.
If you are born-again, witness to your family, friends, and foes. Walk in God’s love. Sow mercy and grace. If you are not sure, or if you are caught up in sin, repent and return to the Lord. Don’t allow darkness to cover your heart.
The total eclipse that is coming is a warning for every person to make sure their heart is right before the Lord. Light and darkness do not mix. Check your own heart. This is the heart of our heavenly Father God—for those who will hear.
He loves YOU with an everlasting love. Worship His holy name!
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A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)….the full account of God’s miraculous intervention—God raised my husband from death, healed him from two strokes, and walked with us supernaturally through two open-heart surgeries and 25 days at Mercy Hospital. He gave signs in the natural to reveal His hand at work behind the scenes. This story will keep you turning the pages—and give you hope and faith to believe God for yourself, for your family, and the nations.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)…a must read for all.
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Instead of destroying each other, we need to destroy the works of the enemy and take back our land. We can’t assume everything around us is okay and be on cruise control because the world is rapidly changing around us. We can’t bury our heads in the sand and act like nothing is wrong. Neither can we stand like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” with ruby red slippers and click our heels. It just won’t cut it. We don’t want the next generation to have to pay for slothfulness–being lukewarm–being busy, rather than being on fire for God with a passion to win the lost and take this nation back. We don’t want the next generation to be a Judges 2:10 group “who knew not the Lord, nor the works He had done for Israel.”
To trump is to outrank or defeat something or someone, often in a highly public way. Jesus Christ did that for us. He is for us and not against us. We are either on God’s side or not. There is no sitting on the fence when it comes to God.
Are we going to take back the land or are we going to cower to the enemy, public opinion, and disregard the price Jesus has already paid? Jesus, “having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15 NKJV).
We can’t play games—our country is in trouble. America started having more serious problems after prayer was taken out of schools—and we have been on a steady decline ever since. It’s almost like she is a frog in hot water and doesn’t know it is about to boil. Is there hope for America? Yes! If we will repent and turn back to God, depending on His Power and obeying His Word. The Bible reveals that when the king of a nation honors God, life goes better.
We must learn to defeat the enemy of our souls. We live in a nation with a Trojan Horse (destroying ourselves from within), a war of words, social media explosion, and wrong being called right. There is hope for America if she will turn back to God and not compromise. You don’t have to take digs at other people to advertise you have a shovel in your hand. You don’t disregard warnings at the risk of destroying lives just to save money.
Every person is a leader—you are leading someone whether you realize it or not. THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?) is a must read for every pastor and leader. Will America turn back to God? Will you? Will you help others turn back to God? People are hurting, desperate, and looking for answers. Instead of destroying each other, we need to destroy the enemy and take back the land.
God Himself is the Breaker Anointing in Micah 2:13. As the Groom carries the Bride over the threshold at a wedding, we must stay close to Jesus so that He carries us over the threshold by the wind of His Spirit. There is always opposition at the threshold of open doors.
The anointing ushers in the Glory of God, where “suddenly” things begin to change, marriages are healed, relationships restored, and whole families come back to the Lord. The anointing is the tangible substance of the power of the presence of the Holy Spirit. We must turn back to the Lord as a nation in prayer and fasting to experience waves of change. We come together as the Body of Christ and then go out and live it the rest of the week–from the White House to the supermarkets. We may have mountaintop experiences but we live life in the valley with other people.
Have you ever climbed to the top of a mountain and for a second, sensed an awe and fear that you could be swept over? That will wake you up—I can assure you. I remember standing at the top of Mount Masada on a trip to Israel and seeing the clouds below. It was breath taking and awesome at the same time.
While I was writing this morning, the young girl who works for a pool company came knocking at the back door. She shared that she added a little calcium to the pool and it would look a little cloudy for about thirty minutes. I shared with her what I was writing about as I was sitting at the dining room table. I chose to stop and listen to her.
She began to share her situation about being separated from her husband with children that gave way to an opportunity for me to encourage her. I told her about my first book: GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE and how we can overcome every challenge with God’s help. God uses natural circumstances in our daily lives to position us with people who need encouragement and for us to take time to talk with them and listen.
The Bible says, “The ONE who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the LORD at their head.” (Micah 2:13)
The Bible says, “Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness, and let the earth open, lets them bring forth salvation (deliverance), and let righteousness spring up together. I, the LORD, have created it” (Isaiah 45:8).
Salvation means deliverance and wow, do we ever live in such a time that we need deliverance as a nation! America has separated herself from God and needs to turn back to Him.
The anointing is literally the atmosphere of “as it is in Heaven” so shall it be upon the Earth. From the recent news, and all forms of social media, we could use some of that to bring about healing and restoration to us as a nation. If there ever was a time when we need God, it is now. With the war of words across social media, to division, strife, attacking, and the race to the White House, we surely need God in this hour for America.
Are there situations and places in your life that need to be made straight? It may be a business issue, personal, family, marriage, financial, health, or even emotional issues. It may be your tongue and not being able to keep a confidence. Whatever the case, God wants to help you. The anointing of God makes paths straight. God knows how to turn us at just the right time to get the keys to people, and to save us from disaster. God knew at just the right time to have the calcium added to the pool this morning so the young lady would come to the door. I stay in awe of God and how He positions us to share hope with others.
Wait till you read the story in THE MIDNIGHT HOUR where God turned us around on a drive to Kiawah through the navigation system to get a key to my husband and to spare us from a wreck. The story reveals how God works supernaturally in the natural to deliver us from evil in everyday circumstances.
Are you dealing with unsurmountable obstacles that prevent you from moving one step forward to accomplishing that which God has called you to do? Do you sense that you are having to fight for every square inch of the promises from God?
The Body of Christ—must wake up out of sleep. In the natural, when an organ or system goes wrong in one’s own body, it can destroy it. It is the same in our spiritual life. We must wake up and realize what really matters in life. Competition is not a Kingdom value. Comparison is the thief of joy. Procrastination is the thief of time. We must choose to come together and work together with God as the Head, encouraging each other and building each other up in unity and love. Tell others how important they are to you now. Show honor and appreciation to others. When we do life together, multiplication is the outcome—and exponential growth is witnessed at every turn. It doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything, but we learn to disagree agreeably. We don’t rip each other to shreds.
Are you imprisoned by inescapable bars of iron? God will cut them into—get ready. God will smash through and break into pieces the gates of bronze! He will position you with someone for a word of encouragement. One word from God can change everything.
When the anointing of God came upon Cyrus (see Isaiah 45), the LORD subdued nations before him, loosed the armor of kings, and opened before him the DOUBLE DOORS so that the gate would not be shut. God made crooked places straight AND broke in pieces gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron!
We have the answer to every problem in God’s Word. It is our part to read it and apply it.
We must turn back to God and the true source of our water supply—the Word of God. With the devastation in Flint, Michigan, I couldn’t help but think God is revealing a natural manifestation of what is happening spiritually to America as a nation—that we have turned away from our True Source—God—for what? Saving money? Destroying lives? It’s time to turn back to God and realize what He has already done for us. It’s time to partner with Him.
We must be determined. Isaiah 50:7 says, “…therefore have I set my face like a flint.”
Make sure to read my third book: THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Xulon, etc.
God bless America,
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12)
BOOKS BY DEBORAH:
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed, And Know Your Purpose)
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days at the Mercy Seat)
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Deborah Starczewski
(Two more books coming out this year….keep moving forward…do all God has put in your heart to do with Him!)