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On His Blindness   Leave a comment

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On His Blindness
By John Milton

When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodg’d with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide,
“Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”
I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies: “God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts: who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait.”

John Milton:  Writer and Revolutionary
What can I give God?
Seeing God’s Story
Watch and wait
The Three Hermits
Serving by Waiting

Posted February 28, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Psychologists finally acknowledge “moral injuries”   12 comments

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By Tom Quiner

Returning servicemen are battling an intractable malady.

Psychologists call them “moral injuries.” They are baffled as to how to treat them.

Moral injuries occur to our soldiers who have killed other human beings during their deployment. In many cases, they occur even if they only witnessed killing and didn’t perpetrate it themselves.

An Associated Press story characterized moral injuries as follows:

“A moral injury tortures the conscience; symptoms include deep shame, guilt and rage. It’s not a medical problem, and it’s unclear how to treat it, says retired Col. Elspeth Ritchie, former psychiatry consultant to the Army surgeon general.”

Moral injuries have been around forever. They permeate American society at frightening levels. The Catholic Church has seen it infect their flock in the lives of women who have had human abortions. The Church increasingly reaches out to these women, and the fathers of the aborted, with post-abortive counseling.

Pills can’t fix the problem.

Psychiatry can’t fix the problem.

It takes spiritual healing, a total embrace of the lavish forgiveness found at the foot of the cross. Even then, apparently, it’s a tough road to hoe for the post-abortive.

A priest once acknowledged the dilemma to me. He said women had come to him and confessed their sin of abortion. (Even if the culture says there is nothing wrong with it, women know in their gut that they’ve done something gravely wrong.) The priest said that Christ forgives them their sin. And He does, He really, really does.

But they can’t accept His forgiveness.

That is how traumatic moral injuries are.

Interestingly, CNN has shown an interest on how abortion affects the lives of women after having abortions. They have asked women to come forward and tell their stories. The vast majority of the women who have come forward acknowledge regret, deep pain and suffering due to their decision.

God love these women. They are hurting bad. Here are but a few comments from CNN’s website from post-abortive women:

“7 years later and I am still heartbroken.”

“I never wanted to have an abortion, but it haunts me that I still did it anyway.”

“I wanted them to put that baby back inside of me.”

“I don’t know a single post abortive woman that isn’t self destructive.”

“Our choices have consequences whether we see it right away or not.”

“For months after that, I knew nothing except that I wanted to die. Death was the only certain escape from the horrific pit that had formed in my soul. I begged for therapy. I screamed for help. But only inside. How could I admit what I had done?”

As the Army is slowly learning, human beings experience moral injuries when they kill other human beings.

Women who buy the lie that human abortion is moral because it is legal are suffering the same injuries as our soldiers.

Although there are just wars, there are no just abortions.

We need to end abortion for the sake of women, if nothing else. Millions of women are dying a slow death due to the trauma of moral injuries.

Quiner’s Diner
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Jerry Shey Family
The Walking Wounded–PTSD from Ancient Greece to Afghanistan
Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS)–A Form of PTSD

A Conversation with a Vietnam Veteran

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”
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Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl M.D., Ph.D., World War 2 Holocaust Survivor
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A Civil War Reunion   3 comments

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American Civil War Veterans

Last night I had a dream where I was at this American Civil War reunion.  There were around 20 elderly men there.  We all had white hair and wore old, tattered uniforms.  One of the battles that we had fought in was the Battle of Chickimauga.

During the reunion, I fell to my knees and began weeping.  I said something, but I don’t remember what I said.  Maybe I was crying out to God.  I remember I had white hair, I was somewhat frail and I was wearing an old Union uniform and cap.

There was more to the dream, but it is gone from me now.

If this dream is from the Lord, I believe it means that the United States has been in a state of spiritual/cultural war for many years.  This war probably began when they took prayer and the Bible out of public schools back in 1963.

Now public school children are brainwashed to believe in the religion of evolution/enviro-paganism, the religion of homosexuality and every other religion except Christianity.  Joseph Goebbels and Josef Stalin would be mighty proud of America’s public school/brainwash/misinformation system.

The fact that I was an old man in the dream means that I had lived to survive this civil war.  There were only 20 men at the reunion, so not many people survived the war.

Or maybe this means that I feel like an old man.  I don’t know how many times I have said that anytime the Lord wants to kill my body, that’s just fine with me.  52 years on this planet with all of the lukewarm, evangelical Christians in this country is a very, very, long, long time.  I said the same thing when I was 25 years old.

Which reminds me:  back when I was 22 years old, this psychologist told me that I was suffering from a depression like that of a 40-year-old (mid-life crisis?).  Later that summer, I asked Christ into my life.

Posted February 21, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Pope Benedict and the Las Vegas Earthquake Dream   40 comments

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Back in 2006, I had a very vivid dream about a Las Vegas earthquake.  It is one of the most vivid dreams I have ever had.  I believe an earthquake will hit Las Vegas in the future.

In the dream, I met Pope Benedict (the present pope).  He said something to me, and then I rebuked him.  Pope Benedict then walked away from me.

I have often wondered why the pope was in that dream.  The earthquake happens just after I rebuked the pope.  Could this mean that the earthquake happens before Pope Benedict resigns at the end of this month?

Or could it mean that, when the pope is walking away from me in the dream, he is resigning?  Just after he resigns, then will the earthquake hit Las Vegas?  We may soon find out.

Here is another thought on why Pope Benedict is in my dream.  Las Vegas went from a small town in the late 1940s to a major city in a short time.  Las Vegas grew because of the big casinos.  Some of the casinos were owned by the Italian Mafia.  Most Italians are Roman Catholic.  Maybe the Italian Mafia gave a lot of money to the Roman Catholic Church.  Maybe the Vatican City operations are funded in part by Italian Mafia money.

So in Roman-Catholic-Empire-speak:  do all roads lead to Rome?  Or do all roads lead to Las Vegas?

A tale of two cities.

Godfather Part III
Las Vegas Earthquake
Goodbye, Las Vegas
The Last Supper
Crow disrupts Popes latest “peace initiative”
A Harlot, an Emergent and a Pope Walked into a Bar . . .
Signs from the Papacy
Is Pope John Paul II in Hell?
A Dream About The Pope
ObamaGate

A Bombing Mission   18 comments

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Last night I had a dream.  In the dream, I was somewhere in northern Arizona in the mountains.  Someone in a vehicle picked me up and we drove to this place where we boarded this bomber—it looked like the B1B Bomber.  It was very fast and powerful.

It seemed like we flew all over these mountains.  Then I saw the bombardier pull back this lever and the bomb load was released over our target.  I was with the bombardier in the front of the bomber.  I was amazed at how I could see everything below us—it was a beautiful, mountainous area.

Then the bomber landed (I don’t remember landing) and I was in this vehicle and we ended up someplace.

The next scene:  I was with this family that I knew back in Ellensburg, Washington.  He was a pastor of a church and they had six children.  I used to spend a lot of time with them back in 1986-87.  We used to go to a small Pentecostal church on the east side of Ellensburg—Bethel Gospel Church.

The pastor and his family weren’t that happy to see me.  They acted polite, but I think they wondered why I was there.  We didn’t shake hands or hug each other.  We made small talk—there was no Christian fellowship whatsoever.

Finally, the wife walked up to me and said, “You were not invited.”

I replied, “That’s true.”

And the dream ended.

I believe this dream means that in my work of intercession, I am taking out Satanic strongholds—strategic strongholds (the bombing mission, the B1B Bomber; the mountainous terrain represents strategic, Satanic strongholds).  When the Lord glorifies my body, the Lord is bombing the hell out of a stronghold:  a Muslim stronghold, a stronghold that hates Judaeo-Christianity (Israel and the United States), a lukewarm Christian stronghold, etc.

The pastor and his family represent a lukewarm Christian stronghold.  I was not welcome in their house.  Too many Christians play church and have lots of head knowledge, but they reject Christ with their lives.

I have said this for years:  if someone ever tries to kill me, it won’t be a radical Muslim, it will be a lukewarm, evangelical Christian.  I see all of these evangelical Christian churches in the United States and we have the devil (Barack Obama) in the White House.  Christian Pharisees are everywhere in this country and they make me vomit!

Intercession

The Day of the Lord   4 comments

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This is from the Missing Cross to Purity:

What the Day of the Lord is,
How it is Seen,
and to Whom has it Appeared.

That which may be known of God is manifest [revealed] within them,
for God has shown it to them.
Rom 1:19

God is a spirit, his day is spiritual, and is seen with a spiritual eye. It is pure light, pure brightness; the pure shining forth of the Lord in his glorious excellence; holiness shedding itself abroad in its glory — purity spreading itself in its immeasurable excellence. It can only be seen as it is in itself by the children of light, that are born of it. The natural day receives its brightness from the sun; the spiritual day receives its brightness from the Son of Righteousness, by whom it is brought forth, who causes it to spring from on high, who is the Fountain of life,without whom nothing was, or is made. As the natural day receives its clearness from the natural sun, and is discerned by the natural eye of the natural man; and all things natural are seen and discovered by and in the natural day, and are obvious to him that has his sight; even so from the Sun of Righteousness! the Lord of glory, light, and purity, the day of God receives its brightness; and it is discerned by the spiritual eye of the spiritual man, who is in the image of the Father, brought forth in life from God the Father of life, by Christ Jesus the Life of men, the Light of the world. This is the birth which is born from above, which is of the nature of the Father, and of the Son, and of the day. Only he, who is of this birth, comes to behold this day, and discerns all things of the Father’s kingdom by it, and likewise the hidden things of dishonesty, and the works of darkness, which are brought forth by the prince of darkness, who is shut up in eternal and utter darkness; which is his residence, and shall be the residence forever, and of all the workers of iniquity that bear his image.

Yet some may say that this day has not appeared to any in this age. But if a man who is naturally blind should say that there is no light in the day nor in the sun, because he sees none; is there then no light in the day, nor in the sun? And what if all things are alike unto him, day and night, so that he can not distinguish between the two; does this then make void the claim of those with a natural eye who can see both the sun and day? And if those who are spiritually blind, and are children of the night, say they see nothing of the day of the Lord, or of the discovery of the things of God, or of his glorious appearance, which many do witness, does this render their sight void, who have seen into the things of God’s kingdom? The unbelief of some does not make the faith of those who do believe void – may God so forbid.

–Francis Howgill

Judas said to him, (not Iscariot),
Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will obey my teaching:
and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our home with him
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John 14:18-23 

The Works of Francis Howgill

Posted February 11, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Massive Snowstorm in Northeastern United States   11 comments

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This is from John McTernan’s Insights:     

Kerry to Israel—Massive Snow Storm to Mass

          Obadiah 1:15 

For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done (Israel), it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

As America Has Done to Israel

I could not help but link the just appointed Secretary of State John Kerry’s first statement which was to restart the peace plan with Israel with the monstrous storm now hitting New England. He plans traveling to Israel around February 15. The peace plan calls for the dividing the land of Israel and especially Jerusalem. This brings a curse on America for violating God’s prophetic word about Israel.

A few days later, a monstrous snow storm is bearing down on his state, Massachusetts and the rest of New England. Of course, the entire New England region is now behind the homosexual agenda and abortion. This is hitting shortly after Hurricane Sandy. It could be a record storm with hurricane force winds and major coastal flooding. This event is taking place between Kerry announcing his plan for Israel and actually going.

Disasters like this are continually now striking America as the nation is under the curse of the Holy God of Israel.

1978 Storm

This storm is being compared to the monster storm of 1978. I did some very interesting research about what the United States was doing with Israel during the 1978 storm!

1978 Blizzard Weaker Than New England Snow Storm This Weekend? 02/07/13 The event started on 02/06/1978 and was called the storm of the century.

Remarks on the Departure of President Sadat from the US 02/08/1978 Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt was meeting with President Carter to divide the land of Israel at the exact time of this massive blizzard.

Articles

Monster Storm Heading to Massachusetts as Kerry Plans going to Israel

Travel Nightmare in Store for New England02/07/13 This could be one of the greatest blizzards ever to hit Boston!

“Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, tremendous snow and damaging wind to New England, causing airline and rail delays and creating a nightmare for travelers.The storm will do more than end a recent snow drought in part of the New England. The list is long on storm characteristics and impacts. Some areas will be hit with an all-outblizzard and buried under a couple of feet of snow and massive drifts.The worst of the storm will hit the Boston area late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel problems are likely to linger into much of the weekend.”

New secretary of State Kerry to visit Israel 02/02/13 The first item Secretary of State Kerry had on his agenda.

“Newly sworn-in US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to visit the Middle East as part of his first trip in his new role, including stops in Israel and Egypt. The trip could take place as soon as mid-February, CNN reported on Friday, citing a US official. Kerry suggested this week that time was running out for a two-state solution with Israel living alongside a sovereign Palestinian state. He said it would be “disastrous” if it did.Former senior US peace negotiators said they expected Obama to proceed cautiously and to let Kerry take soundings for any fresh effort. That could allow Obama to avoid investing too much personal capital in a fresh effort until there was a prospect of real progress.“I believe that Kerry and Obama are committed and interested in doing something,” said Aaron David Miller, a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, who advised Democratic and Republican secretaries of state on Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from 1982 to 2003.”

Monster Snowstorm Bears Down On Tri-State Area; Blizzard Warning Issued 02/07/13 It is going to affect the entire North East.

“The strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said. “We could very well end up using that term again — superstorm. This is sort of a winter version of a superstorm,” CBS 2′s Lonnie Quinn, with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up, said Thursday evening. Another big concern is flooding along the coast, especially for residents still cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy. A coastal flood watch will also be in effect Friday night through Saturday morning.”

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

John McTernan’s Insights
Snow Dream
Betraying Israel Brings Destruction on the United States
Monster Storm

Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel   12 comments

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Jacob wrestling with the angel

High Plains Drifter:  A Hitchhiking Journey Across America
By Tim Shey

Excerpt from Chapter Seven:

Sometime in July 1998, the Lord wanted me to take a bus to San Luis Obispo, California.  Of course, it seemed to make not a whole lot of sense, so I said, why not?  I took the bus from Ames [Iowa] and went through Denver then LA and ended up in San Luis Obispo.  I slept in a motel the first night.  The second night I slept on a hillside just outside the city.  I was in a Burger King and the presence of God came down on me heavily and I believe the Lord was telling me to go to Santa Fe.  So I got a bus ticket to Santa Fe.

I touched down in Santa Fe in the evening and walked to a motel room and I was not a happy camper.  I have wrestled with the Lord before and I was really wrestling with Him now.  I just couldn’t understand why I had to take a bus here and take a bus there, hitchhike here and hitchhike there.  Later, I calmed down and realized that God’s thoughts are higher than my thoughts and that I have shared my faith with lots of people on the road.  So I might as well shut up and put up.  I am here to take orders.  The Lord tells me to jump and I ask how high.

I started hitchhiking north out of Santa Fe on the road to Taos.  I got a few rides to Dixon and stopped by to see Mike and Pat Johnson who owned La Chirapada Winery.  I met them back in 1984.  Nobody was home, so I continued north.

This guy picked me up north of Dixon and drove me north of Taos.  When he dropped me off, he shook my hand and said that his name was Israel and that he was Jewish.  He drove off and I stood there semi-stunned:  that is the first time I have ever heard someone called Israel (except Jacob in the Old Testament, of course).

I walked up the highway for a mile and this older guy picked me up.  He drove to his house just north of Questa and I said I would keep on hitchhiking.  I stood there for an hour and then it started to rain cats and dogs.  The guy ran out of his house and told me to get inside because of the rain.  We sat down and watched some TV.  We watched some Spanish TV and then a Christian station.  He told me his wife and daughter were gone and that I could sleep on the couch if I wanted.  The church he attended was just up the road and I was free to come along.

We went to church the next morning—it was a small Pentecostal church.  The text that the preacher used was from Genesis 32: 28:  “And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel:  for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men and hast prevailed.”  My jaw just about hit the floor.  Is God’s timing perfect or what?  Israel.  Jacob.  Israel.  Lord, what are you trying to tell me?  Remember the guy yesterday whose name was Israel?  Later I looked up the name Israel in Harper’s Bible Dictionary and it said, “Israel:  May God strive, contend or rule.”

After the service, I got a ride into southern Colorado and, later, into southwest Kansas.  This Christian family picked me up outside Garden City and took me to Cimarron where they let me stay for supper.  The husband drove me to Dodge City and we had a little prayer before I got out.  I stayed in a motel that night.

The next day I walked out of Dodge five miles and this truck driver picked me up and drove me all the way to Hutchinson.  He was a Vietnam vet and had married and divorced twice.  He said something interesting:  he said that if Jesus ever came back, he would hitchhike all over the place just to take a look around before our Father let Him be the King of kings.  I thought that was pretty unique.  You never know who some of these hitchhikers were; they could be angels—or ex-sawmen.

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[Genesis 32: 24-30:  “And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.  And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.  And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.  And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.  And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.  And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

Hosea 12: 3-5:  “He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:  Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;  Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.”]

Intercession
High Plains Drifter:  A Hitchhiking Journey Across America
Clint Eastwood’s film High Plains Drifter (1973)
He Walks With a Limp (Jacob)
A Dream about General George S. Patton
The Struggle and the Crown

The Man Christ Jesus

2013 Solomon Islands Earthquake   5 comments

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Yesterday afternoon (February 5th) the Presence of God became very strong.  I later went to bed and the Holy Ghost was really burning me up.  It was so strong, I really didn’t get to sleep till 1 o’clock in the morning.  When the Presence of God is very strong like that, it usually means something.

This morning (February 6th) I was watching the 700 Club and on CBN News, they reported that an 8.0 earthquake had hit the Solomon Islands earlier in the morning.  It really bore witness with my spirit.

On the 24th of January, I was at my friends’ office and the phone rang.  This lady from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was on the line and she wanted to make some reservations at my friends’ motel for the 5th and 6th of February.  When the phone rang, I was reading about William Mulholland and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on the Internet.  I thought it was so strange that I would get a phone call from LA Water and Power while I was reading something about LA Water and Power.  As we can see, the Lord was definitely in that synchronized incident.  Obviously, the Lord warned me that something was going to happen on the 5th or 6th of February.  So what is the significance of the earthquake in the Solomon Islands?

Back on March 10th of 2011, I was at a friend’s place in Dubois, Wyoming.  I went to bed early because the Presence of God was very strong.  The next morning, I saw on the news that a powerful earthquake had hit Japan (9.1 on Richter Scale).  But the Lord never warned me that something was going to happen on the 11 of March (as far as I can remember).

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Japan Earthquake
Bereshith
2011 Earthquakes Visualized
Earthquakes–USGS
Presence of God
Earthquake destroys highway near US-Mexico border
The Lord is Shaking the Nations

Mary Howgill Warning the People of England, 1660   Leave a comment

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This is from the website The Missing Cross to Purity:

The Vision of the Lord of Hosts, faithfully declared in his own time; and the Decree of the Lord God also Recorded. – by Mary Howgill

In the year 1660, in the second month thereof, I was at the town of Colchester at my friend’s house; and in the evening season, I went to my bed to take my rest in God, where refreshment from him I received to my soul, and also to my naturals, having at that time but little strength as to my natural life. So according to God’s will, and the mind of the Lord, I gave up my self, and lay down upon my bed, in God’s will and Word, in which Word I was kept and preserved.

After a little season, sweet sleep came upon me, and I was some hours in a deep and a calm sleep, which refreshed my naturals, and I was in the word of the living God, which did keep me and refresh my soul, and after a season did awake me.

The living God appeared unto me by vision, and showed me the dark, horrible, and miserable state that would come on this land of England, and on the people in it. He showed me a great cloud that spread over all the nation, and that there were many violent and bloody men in the cloud. As he showed me that the cloud would come upon the nation, so he showed me that it would break upon the nation; and the men of blood should fall in great fury and rage upon many, and do great violence to many.

Further, the Lord appeared to me in a vision, and he showed me a great and dark wood in these southward parts, and in the woods were many pits. In the pits were many beasts, which had many horns and sharp, and great jaws, and great paws also. There was among them one great beast, in bigness and fury above them all. These beasts had been long chained and fettered in the pits and woods of darkness, and they roared to be at liberty. It was shown to me that they would be greedy of their prey, even to the shedding of innocent blood, for which they had long thirsted.

After the Lord had shown me these things in the vision of the cloud, and that it should spread over the nation, and should break on the nation, and that the bloody men within would fall upon many with cruelty; then sorrow seized on my heart, and great grief upon my soul, and a great weight upon my body, which caused my lips to quiver, and my belly to tremble, and a cry ran through me, O Lord, what will you do with this land, or with your people therein, unto whom you have so largely manifested your name? O Lord, will  you hide your face from us, or take the light of your countenance from us, that has in so large a measure shined on us? Or will you allow these men of violence to bruise and destroy the bodies of them that bear your elect seed? Will you allow the beasts to come out of their pits, their chains to be broken, and their fetters to be unloosed, they being so greedy of prey?  Then the cry was in me, O Lord, slay not the righteous with the wicked. And a great trembling was upon me, and I was in great travail in spirit, soul, and body, for the whole Land of England, and I had little or no comfort, until I heard the Lord’s voice, who spoke unto me, and said: Fear not you, my Daughter, none of these things which I have shown unto you; but believe in my Name, made known unto you. Then I said: O Lord, who shall stand for you; or, who shall declare your name, or speak of your wonderful works, or of your great salvation by which you have worked, and brought wonderful and great things to pass, as in the years past? If you allow the cloud to come upon all, who then shall declare of it? Or, if you allow the night of darkness to spread over all, who then shall be able to work; or, who shall speak of your mighty Truth? Therefore, since I had upon my spirit a deep sense of the cruelty of those beasts, which where to be unchained and to come out of the pits of Darkness, I said: Arise, O Lord, and avenge your own cause, suffer not your name to be trodden down, or rooted out of this land of England, in which even above and beyond all other lands, you have so largely made your self manifest; do not allow it to be rooted out by the dragon and his followers. These were my Cries unto the Lord in the hour of deep suffering.

The Lord, who had shown me these things, also heard my cries; and he said, to my great satisfaction: Keep these things in your own breast, and seal these words in your own heart and wait upon me, said the living God, until I show you further, and until my appointed time, that I tell you to publish them abroad.

And further, the Lord said to my great satisfaction:

I will allow this violence to come, and the chains of the wild-beasts to be broken, that they may bow down a stiff-necked and a gain-saying [opposing] people, against me, and against my name. I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that I may show my power upon every man and woman; and I will suffer the violent to go on in their violence, for the trying of the faith of my own people, unto whom I have made known my Kingdom, and entrusted them with my secrets, upon whom in the Light of my countenance will I shine, and they shall see the glory of my throne, and they shall magnify my name. And after the night of Apostasy, and after the dragon’s rage, my people shall bear a further testimony of my great and glorious name, and they shall leave a more clear and heavenly declaration upon record, than my servants heretofore have done, and it shall stand to ages, and in generations to come, that they may see how God manifested himself unto his people in a day of great suffering.

Blessed, Blessed are all who wait upon the living God, and hear what he says to them, either by revelation, by vision, or by prophecy; and blessed are they that in the Lord’s time either speak or write by revelation, by prophecy, or vision. And the time has already come, in which many prophecies, visions and revelations are already fulfilled, and are sealed up in him, who has revealed and made known himself by vision, as I have before-mentioned. The eternal God alone has sealed up many unto himself in his own seed, in which all the before mentioned ends. Blessed are all they that are in that state, for the blessed inheritance and crown of the Lord is assured unto them.

And now is the time of the Lord, in which he has required me to write what he showed me by vision, much of which has already come on this Land, and been fulfilled upon it, and that which is behind is near to be fulfilled. The cloud has spread over all, and violent men have done great violence, even unto God’s worshippers. Many have risen out of the pits, their chains having been broken, and their fetters loosed, which have held them many years. As many beasts as have gained their liberty, have been greedy of their prey, having long thirsted for the blood of the Saints; and many are yet to arise, whose chains shall be broken. He, whom the Lord showed me, the biggest among them all and greatest in fury, he shall arise the last out of the pit, and will be allowed to give one great push, and no more, which will be terrible; but the Lord will smite him, and the beasts that were loosed before him, and God will turn them together into the pit of darkness from where they arose, out of which they shall never arise again against the Lord or his heritage.

Now all dear Friends everywhere, dwell in God, the Father of Light, that you may all witness his dominion, so will he nourish you all, even as the true woman in the wilderness, for a time, times, and half a time. The Lord nourish you all, and feed you all with his own living Word, that you may all see the smoke of the pit vanish away, and the power thereof, (which has for many years arisen against the Lord and his People), trodden down by the living God. Wait all until the Lord’s time and hour be accomplished, in which you shall see violence put to an end, and also see the blessed state that I have before-mentioned. So in the blessed Truth I say to you farewell.

And now to you who have put out the candle of the Lord in yourselves, and have become altogether darkness, and have given your power wholly to the beast and his followers, you therefore shall feel the stroke of God’s hand, which will be dreadful to you; and under which you shall confess that the holy Prophets of the Lord did in years past deal faithfully with you, when they prophesied unto you what would come upon you. Oh hearken you people, for to you I write, through whom the nation has become miserable, and you yourselves have become slaves, and your name has become a stench in the nation, with him whom God has cut off before you. Has not your form of worship and the glory of it withered? Yes, even as the flower withers before the sun in the summer season, so has it withered away, and your gallant glory is now trampled upon by the dragon, unto whom you gave your power, and the memorial of it shall die and rot, even those whose name and memorial has already rotted. Listen, you, who put out the candle of the Lord in yourselves, with which you were once enlightened; mark what God has done to Oliver Cromwell, even for this cause, that he put out the candle of the Lord in himself.

And all you magistrates of this land who are now in authority. Oh! You have grieved the Lord, and highly provoked him to anger, by afflicting his children; and you have grieved our souls from time to time, and afflicted our bodies also, and have the blood of many as a guilt upon you. Oh this, I tell you, will bring the Lord’s judgment upon you by surprise, even as a thief in the night, will it break upon you when you are not aware. For you will not receive another warning from the Lord’s People, and you must know the stroke of God’s hand with them that proved rebellious before you, and when you feel the weight of that, you will then remember this warning.

From a lover of Truth and righteousness.

Mary Howgill

[England in the 17th Century looks like the United States in 2013]

Quaker Prophecies 
thelostkerryman
Apostasy—Isaac Penington
Veronica West:  March a Month of Divine Demarcation

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Shiloh
By Tim Shey

Brutal deathdance;
My eyes weep blood.
Pharisees smile like vipers,
They laugh and mock their venom:
Blind snakes leading
The deaf and dumb multitude.

Where are my friends?
The landscape is dry and desolate.
They have stretched my shredded body
On this humiliating tree.

The hands that healed
And the feet that brought good news
They have pierced
With their fierce hatred.

The man-made whip
That opened up my back
Preaches from a proper pulpit.
They sit in comfort:
That vacant-eyed congregation.
The respected, demon-possessed reverend
Forks his tongue
Scratching itchy ears
While Cain bludgeons
Abel into silence.

My flesh in tattered pieces
Clots red and cold and sticks
To the rough-hewn timber
That props up my limp, vertical carcase
Between heaven and earth.
My life drips and puddles
Below my feet,
As I gaze down dizzily
On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

The chapter-and-versed wolves
Jeer and taunt me.
Their sheepwool clothing
Is stained black with the furious violence
Of their heart of stone.
They worship me in lip service,
But I confess,
I never knew them
(Though they are my creation).

My tongue tastes like ashes:
It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
I am so thirsty.
This famine is too much for me.
The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
Papa, into your hands
I commend my Spirit.

Ethos
February/March 1997
Iowa State University

Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”