January 18, 2021

RED ALERT_Day Nine_ ‘THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD’

FORTY-DAY GATEKEEPERS INITATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND_June 10-July 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011_by James C. Stephens

“This is my Father’s world, O let me ne’er forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world, the battle is not done,

Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and heav’n be one. Amen.

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock.

 

Inspiring words from Maltbie D. Babcock, a godly young man given to service to the LORD Jesus Christ. “From 1887 to 1900, Babcock was senior minister of the prestigious Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. While pastoring Brown Memorial, he was acclaimed for his oratory and use of colorful metaphors in his sermons. He also led a fund-raising effort to assist Jewish refugees from Russia who were victims of an anti-Jewish pogrom in the 1880s.”

Many of us have sung these words at church services across the nation, but how many of us know that less 120 years later, Tibetan lamas built a sand mandala at Auburn Theological seminary where he went to school. All of this in honor of the Dalai Lama’s being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the US Congress.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/october-12-2007/tibetan-buddhist-mandala/4423/.

How far we’ve fallen! Where are the Gatekeepers?

Back in 1985, when I was working for Western Union Electronic Mail, yes they had a forerunner of it that transmitted through a modem, one of my areas of expertise was Crisis Communications for Corporations. It was well known that most CEO’s in meltdown crisis situations had poor coping skills under pressure. In order to change that, they would develop crisis communication plans anticipating potential trouble spots in their businesses. What they studied were called Pro-dromes. Before a crisis occurs, symptoms set in that indicate that a person, or an organization are about to find themselves in a heightened state of emergency. Before someone has a heart attack, they have symptoms.

Today, cities all of the world have practice drills simulating major disasters to see how their different departments might function under stress. Tibet in 700 AD, was not Buddhist. As Tantric Buddhism was failing in India as a result of “self-poisoning” and the iconoclasm of the Islamic Empire which was expanding in India through invasions wherein Buddhism was condemned as idolatrous under Sharia law. 

At that time, Padmasambhava, an Indian Tantric shaman fought a spiritual war of conquest over the Himalayan Mountains and subjugated the indigenous gods of Tibet’s Bon religion and assimilated them into the Tantric pantheon.  He spiritually conquered Tibet.

This would be a prodrome event that demonstrates the model through which Tantric Buddhism establishes itself in a new context. Bernie Wijesiriwardena, a former Buddhist from Sri Lanka who himself descended from a 550 year lineage of Buddhists prior to coming to Christ, stated that “the Buddhist process of assimilation takes place over an eighty year period.’  The alliances the Tibetans are making with First Nations is in alignment with their plan of spiritual conquest as they establish their Shambhala Empire.

Here’s a thumbnail sketch of my theory. As a militant Islamic Empire subjugated India and forced Buddhism underground and resulted in many conversions to Islam, it forced Tantric Buddhism over the Himalayas where it spiritually subjugated indigenous Tibetan peoples who became Tantric Buddhists who’d incorporated elements of Bon, the traditional animistic practices of Tibet. As idolatrous Tibetan Buddhism prospered and ruled Tibet as powerful landlords in a feudalistic system, YHWH, found Tibet’s practices abhorrent as they defiled the land and people and sent missionaries who were sincerely sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ to give them an opportunity to repent. As they rejected the truth,  YHWH, gave them over into the hands of a greater power for chastening. Then in a desparate quest to protect Tantric Buddhism’s mysteries, another country helps their chief leader, the XIV Dalai Lama escape. Over time, the Dalai Lama seeks to propagate Tantric Buddhism and seeks counsel from his shaman, the Nechung Oracle. Padmasambhava’s prophecy speaking of the scattering of Tibetans like ants to the land of the Red man becomes their guiding star.  The US Government which held to a Hellenized Christianity which was became syncretistic under Constantine, who basically conscripted Roman gods, temples, and holidays and Christianized them, gave birth to Roman Catholicism which was the Roman Empires new ideology motivating their conquest. As important as the Protestant reformation was in holding to the doctrines of grace and the priesthood of all believers, it was still tainted by the Constantian syncretism as it misappropriated Christianity to conquer “heathen and pagan peoples by force.”  Persecuted Christians that settled America and held to the Free Church originally fought this trend, but those in the Government used Christianity to justify Manifest Destiny and through it began to conquer First Nations using their military power and using Christianity as an implement of enculturation. Treaties were made in the Name of Jesus Christ. They were covenants. Over 900 were broken and lands were stolen, justified in the name of Manifest Destiny, misinterpreting Scripture and brutally murdering many trusting stewards of Turtle Island.

Tragically, while desiring to protect the Faith, many who fled to America as religious refugees and fought for the ideal of religious freedom and liberty did not extend that to those they considered heathen or pagan, the stewards of Turtle Island, the First Nations.  Not many realize that the China actually utilizes our model of manifest destiny as a model for subjugating the Minority Peoples of China, including the Tibetans. First Nations’ Christian leaders recognize this as a great theological error. That is another lesson. Continuing with my thumbnail theory. In America, Christianity allies itself with secret, and not so secret societies like the Freemasons, which assimilate elements of Christianity, but defile it in truth. As American Christianity apostasizes, it opens the door to Tibetan Buddhism.

When I was growing up in Montana, sheep farmers had a gruesome way to protect their flock from wolves and coyotes. They would bury a wooden stake in the ground to which they would tie a wire hooked to a razor blade frozen in ice and covered with blood. The coyote/wolf would be attracted to the blood and lick the deadly Popsicle. As they did so, their tongue would be desensitized to the razor blade that was cutting their tongue and then they began drinking their own blood ending in their eventual death.  Just like the Apostle Paul warned, ‘there are vicious wolves who have entered the flock. Unfortunately, many in the Church have licked the deadly Popsicle. We have become our own worst enemy. We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and have become blind and naked.

Tantric Buddhists don’t know YHWH. That’s been their excuse up until now. American Christianity as it became more inclusivistic and pluralistic, apostacy set in and now Presbyterians, Baptists, Moravians, Methodists, invite the Tibetans to build sand mandalas in their institutions and churches in the name of “promoting culture” or  “religious freedom in Tibet.” They even host the Buddhist Blood and Relic Tour in their sanctuaries as was done in First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, California. One Catholic I met at Fuller said “off the worship I’d worship the relic of any holy man, Catholic or Buddhist.” How shall they hear if we’re disobedient to share our faith? To hold fast to the faith delivered to the Saints.  So who opened the door?

 Before you as a Gatekeeper know that a door needs closing, you have to know that it’s not all about the darkness of Tantric Buddhism, but sadly about the naiveté, lethargy, pride, disobedience, and the lukewarm condition and growing apostasy of a growing segment of the Church in America. We don’t take history seriously enough.

On Day Ten, we’ll cover what we did in 1996 to address the visit of the Dalai Lama to Pasadena where he received the “Key to the City” and where we starting asking the question, “Why does he keep coming to Pasadena?” We’ll also trace an initiative that the LORD Jesus imparted to Don Upham in 2003 during the Circle of Bliss Events at the LA County Museum and Sacred Music Festival which began to provide answers to that question which are covered in his excellent book “In Favor of the Saints.”   

In conclusion, I’m going to include three segments that I read today. It will take time, but is an important read.  In honor of Father’s Day, think about this. When we talk in America about our Founding Fathers we speak of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. A First Nation Gatekeeper named Dewey remarked, “Have you seen the First Nations T-shirt with the Founding Fathers?”

I answered, “I don’t think I have. What does it look like?”

He said, “Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud.”

And so what did our President do? Gave America’s Number One wanted Terrorist Osama Bin Laden the code name “Geronimo.” Does this show you how out of touch we are with our history?

I’m going to conclude with three short paragraphs that I think are worth reflecting on. The first is from Building Godly Nations. While it is an excellent book in many ways, it has some blind spots. This may be one of the biggest as it relates to property rights. Again, Dewey had a great line. ‘When I was in Israel, I told an Israeli who was struggling about the Land for peace issue. He said, “You haven’t seen the T-shirt about land for peace? It says, “Ask an Indian?” Or something like how it did it work for them?”  The US founding Father James Madison had this to say in the following section:

Building Godly Nations by Stephen K. McDowell (p. 172)

     “Freedom of conscience and freedom of religion were of primary importance to our founders. They incorporated these ideas in their constitutions and laws, for example, the Virginia Bill of Rights, Sec. 16, first adopted June 12, 1776:

That religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and convictions, not by force or violence, and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience, and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.

     “Our founders also recognized the importance of the external aspect of the principle of property. James Madison wrote in 1792:

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort…This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government,…nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has…is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest. 24

  The Boston Tea Party took place as a result of the people acting upon the principle of property. Beginning with the Stamp Act in 1764, the government of England attempted to tax the colonists without their consent. An outcry from the colonists forced Britain to repeal the measure, but over the years the king and parliament continued to try to exert what they felt was their right to tax the colonists even though they were not represented in the body that imposed the taxes. The colonists’ slogan “no taxation without representation” was based upon the principle of property, for if someone could take another man’s property without his consent, then he really had no property rights. Since the tea that was shipped to Boston in 1773 had a tax upon it, the colonists refused to buy it. When the authorities threatened to confiscate the privately owned British ship unless it unloaded the tea, the colonists felt their only recourse was to dump the tea in the harbor. They were not going to violate their principles and submit to tyranny.”

SOUNDS ADMIRABLE, BUT. NOW READ THIS FROM A TECUMSEH’S POINT OF VIEW, AN HONORED HERO.

  The Portable North American Indian Reader Edited by Frederick Turner (p.246)

Tecumseh in 1810 faced Governor W.H. Harrison to bitterly protest the land sales of 1805-1806. He said they were effected by the use of strong liquor, a breach of the Treaty of Greenville. He refused to enter the Governor’s mansion.

     “Since my residence at Tippecanoe, we have endeavored to level all distinctions, to destroy village chiefs, by whom all mischiefs are done. It is they who sell the land to the Americans. Brother, this land that was sold, and the goods that was given for it, was only done by a few…In the future we are prepared to punish those who propose to sell land to the Americans. If you continue to purchase the, it will make war among the different tribes, and, at last I do not know what will be the consequences among the white people. Brother, I wish you would take pity on the red people and do as I have requested. If you will not give up the land and do cross the boundary of our present settlement, it will be very hard, and produce great trouble between us.

     The way, the only way to stop this evil is for the red men to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be now—for it was never divided, but belongs to all. No tribe has the right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers…Sell a country! Why not sell the sir, the great sea, as well as the earth? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for the use of his children?

     How can we have confidence in the white people?

     When Jesus Christ came upon the earth you killed Him and nailed Him to the cross. You thought He was dead, and you were mistaken. You have Shakers among you and you laugh and make light of their worship.

     Everything I have told you is the truth. The Great Spirit has inspired me.

     Tecumseh, in July 1811, with twenty-four warriors, followed the Wabash River in a second attempt to engage in historic debates to persuade the Indians to unite in a southern confederation. He voiced prophetic warnings.

     “Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragensett, the Mohican, the Pocanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man, as snow before the summer sun…Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn, without making an effort worthy of our race? Shall we, without a struggle, give up our homes, our lands, bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit? The graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us?   I know you will say with me, Never! Never!…

     Sleep not longer, O Choctawa and Chickasaws, in false security and delusive hopes…Will not the bones of our dead by plowed up, and their graves turned into plowed fields?”

 …(SELAH)

A PETITION TO ABBA.

PLEASE GIVE US Understanding and wisdom to overcome historical and theological breaches which have betrayed the Gospel of Yeshua and inoculated many First Nations, Tibetans, and others against the true faith found in YHWH.

 IN CONCLUSION. Before ending in prayer, here is a story which I hope encourages us to press on in the steps that YHWH has preordained out of His mercy and compassionate love for unreached peoples all over the world. Thanks to Caris Faith Sy.

“Gladys Aylward, courageous and renowned missionary to China, shares a fascinating story in one of her biographies which exemplifies the hunger in man’s heart for love. Gladys and a companion, Dr. Huang, were traveling on a short ministry excursion. She relates that on the eleventh day, out of desperation the doctor prayed, “Oh God…we have witnessed to no one today, but you have sent us here for some special purpose. Show us where to find the man you intend to bless.

When the prayer time ended, the two began to sing choruses. A few minutes later, they joyously sighted a Tibetan lama priest, who, to their surprise, cordially invited them both to spend the night in the lamasery. They were extremely curious, because lamas are supposed to have nothing to do with women.

But, another even greater surprise awaited them. Suddenly, the lama stated clearly, “We have waited long for you to tell us about the God who loves. Gladys reports how her heart jumped when their new guide led them to a compound and invited them to speak to five hundred lamas! They sang and also spoke of the baby who was born in the stable and of the Savior who died on Calvary.

Speaking on and on, interspersed with singing, they continued until well past the point of exhaustion. Finally, upon the verge of collapse, they both arose and left the great hall to retire for the night. However, rest was not yet to come. For upon retiring, Gladys was disturbed by lama after lama coming to her room, two by two.

She describes the situation: “A few minutes later, two more came and so it went on all night. Always the same question, “Will you explain how and why He died? Will you explain how it is He could love me?’” Then she amplifies:

These men never questioned that God was the Creator of the World, they never doubted the fact of the virgin birth, they did not consider any of the miracles incredible. To them it was the wonder of God’s love which obsessed them. The story of Christ’s death on Calvary filled their minds with awe and reverence.

When Gladys spoke with Dr. Huang the next morning, she found that the same occurrence had taken place in his room. These lamas were thirsting for the old story of God’s loving plan of salvation. So the two decided to remain in the monastery a while longer, which eventually turned into a full week. During this time, they continued to receive inquiries regularly. Finally, Gladys gathered enough courage to ask her big question: “Why did you let me—a foreign woman come to your lamasery? Why did you allow me to speak to your priests?”

And she received the most astonishing reply.

It is a long story. Out on our mountainside grows a licorice herb which my lamas collect and sell in the cities. One year the men who had taken the herb harvest down on the mules were passing through a village when they saw a man waving a paper while he called out, “Who wants one? Salvation free and for nothing. He who believes gets salvation and lives forever. If you want to learn more of this come to the gospel hall.”

The lamas, utterly astonished at such a doctrine, took the tract and brought it back to the lamasery. I was shown the tract, now worn and in pieces, stuck on the wall. It was a perfectly ordinary tract, simply quoting John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

That was all, but from it they had learned that somewhere there was a “God who loved.” Everybody read it and reread it or had it read to them.

The head lama continued after I had read that important scrap of paper.

The next year, when our men took the herb down to the cities they were told to find out where “The God who loved” lived, but for five years they could learn nothing more.

Then the men who had first received the tract vowed they would not come back until they learned more about this God. They went on and on until they came to Len Chow. There they saw an important looking man on the street, and asked their usual question, “Can you tell us where the God who loves lives?”

“Oh, yes,” he said. “Go down that street, and you will come to a large gateway with three signs over it, “Faith, Hope, Charity.’ Go in there; they will tell you about God.”

Jubilantly they approached the small China Inland Mission station and asked the same question of the Chinese evangelist. He told them all he could, then gave them each a copy of the Gospels.

Eagerly they hurried back to the lamasery and reread the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We believed all that it contained, though there was much we could not understand. But one verse seemed of special importance. Christ had said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel,” so obviously one day someone would come to tell us more about this wonderful God. All we had to do was to wait and, when God sent a messenger, to be ready to receive him. For another three years we waited. Then two lamas, out on the hillside gathering sticks, heard someone singing. “Those are the messengers we are waiting for,” they said. “Only people who know God will sing.”

While one went back to tell the rest of us to prepare for the long expected guests, the other came down to meet you on the hillside.

That was why everything was done for our comfort, why they gladly clamored down and brought up our bundles, why they received us with hungry hearts.”

The first time I read that I wept. They are waiting. Trusting that we, God’s disciples will be obedient.

May we not disappoint them or our LORD Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

PRAYERS

Confession. As lead by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer strategy of a mature Tibetan Christian minister.

The enemy will try, through the Buddhist protective deities (demons), to generate fear and confusion over minds that try to pray.

1. Brothers and sisters need to be of one mind. (Phil. 2:1-11).

2. Remember God is sovereign over this and that believers should walk in the knowledge of the full victory found in Jesus Christ alone. (Ps.20:6-7; 46:1-4;10-11; 22:26-31; Rev. 12:10-11; 1 Peter 1:17-19;2:9)

3. Be united in confronting the situation. (Phil. 2:2).

4. Pray:

For no demonic empowerment.

For the salvation of Buddhists, even the Dalai Lama. (Ps. 2:1-12; Jer.18:1-17;26:13).

For no enchantment of the listeners.

That the Spirit of Truth would prevail in sharing the Gospel.

That what the enemy intends would instead be multiplied for the Kingdom of God’s progress.

That God would confound the devices and weapons of the enemy being raised up by this event and would use it for LORD Jesus’s Glory.

…..Other requests:

 For unity and a solid, loving evangelical witness of the Christian community to reach spiritually lost followers of Tibetan Buddhism. (Eph. 1:15-23; 3:1-6;4:29-32; 2 Thes.1:11-12).

For a spirit of humility in our witness, that we, without Yeshua, our Savior Jesus Christ, we would be as lost as they. (Ephesians 2:1-4).

Pray for a covering over all those who are preparing literature for outreach, and its timely publication.

Pray for gatekeepers to take the worldviews101 intensive so that they can intercede with knowledge and understanding.

Pray for us as we prepare the blog. For necessary finances, energy, clarity and wisdom and a spiritual and physical covering over our entire family and team working on this initiative. Thanks be to YHWH our Provider and Defender.

May the Fear of the YHWH be released upon the Nation to bring us all to repentance before His Throne of grace.

May the young bees be raised up in a spring swarm that is productive for advancing the KINGDOM OF GOD.

May believers of every background be made aware of this initiative and become involved with their many gifts, talents and abilities.

We are grateful to be part of YOUR KINGDOM O YHWH!

RED ALERT_Sat June 18_DAY EIGHT_FLOODWATERS

FORTY DAY GATEKEEPERS INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND

TIMEFRAME: June 10-July 20, 2011

AREA: Turtle Island (Canada, United States, First Nations Reservations, Mexico, Cuba, Territories).

 

 

“You are therefore to keep all My statutes

and all My ordinances and do them,

so that the land to which I am bringing you to live

will not spew you out.”

~Leviticus 20:22

 

 

Already your prayers are being answered from yesterday as Gatekeepers are arising around the nation. Nothing ever takes YHWH by surprise. Nothing.  One Gatekeeper referred this Gatekeepers report from Nebraska. Yesterday, we asked the LORD to call Gatekeepers forth across the nation. It has begun! Our prayer was answered!

As Gatekeepers it’s critical now to move into position with understanding. While we may look at things in the natural, these floods are not simply a result of more snow than usual. I wouldn’t even say that the floods are part of some government conspiracy. Some may call them demonic. I however believe that our defilement of the land has provoked YHWH to show His displeasure. According to YHWH’s first speech in Job Chapter 38:

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle? Where is the way that the light is divided or the east wind scattered on the earth? (East winds are judgment winds). Who has cleft a channel for the flood, or a way for the thunderbolt..Who can count the clouds by wisdom, or tip the water jars of the heavens… Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves YHWH answer it.”

 I think that the following information shows how terrifying and swift the judgment of God can be on a nation. It should be RED ALERT to GATEKEEPERS all over the country. I am from California and of all states, we stand in a terrible position to be judged. We have done much evil and have much to repent of. One look at all the mandalas in California is shocking and so we don’t take these floods lightly in the least. We too stand on the edge of judgment. It only takes a Word from YHWH and California could be judged by a Great Earthquake or whatever He has allowed. Please take out a map of North America and pray over the rivers.

Q: The Nebraska gatekeepers did ask one important question: “If anyone receives any other direction as to how we should be praying, please let me know.”

A: This was my response.  It is possible that not one of these prayers will gain the ear of Abba. Why? Because none of them deal with the root defilement of the waters. If we don’t confess our sins as Gatekeepers of the lands, is He obligated to jump to it while we allow the defilement? If one looks at my map of sand mandalas, tantric vases in all the rivers and lakes, State Capitols, State and National Parks, sacred high mountain sources. Defiled sand has been emptied from sand mandalas in these states and more idols have been built and meetings held. The earth is about to throw up the defilement.   I hunted as a child with my father Carlton on a 54 section piece of land in Malta that abutted Fort Peck Reservoir. I remember on that land being able to stand on a large rock on a high place that served as a reference point for many of the plains tribes. There were many inscriptions. As I look at the defilement that has been allowed in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and through the entire continent, it grieves me. The hour is late. Only confession and repentance.

When we’ve prayed for Tibetan peoples over the years, we sought the LORD for an answer as to why the darkness of Tantric Buddhism has begun to spread across the land. This is part of the root inequity of the land. A clear separation must be made between the Tibetan people who YHWH loves and the Tantric gods and religion which HE abhors. We are not about political correctness, never have been, never will be. Tantric Buddhism was wiped out of Indian in about 700 AD and then moved its vile faith into Tibet where as a missionary religion, it assimilated the beliefs of the indigenous peoples and enslaved them to Tantric Buddhism. Then in the 1950’s it again was all but wiped out and then moved back to India and onto America. YHWH brought the Tibetan peoples to America to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 But here’s the challenge. As fifty of us from around the world wrestled in prayer about why the vile and dangerous Tantric Buddhism was invited into America, we came to the conclusion that it was because of our sin on two major fronts. 1. Our syncretistic embrace of Freemasonry and Christianity in America; and 2. Our Nation’s and Church’s abuse of the Host people.  While Kansas Governor Brownback’s bill which he sponsored when he was in the Senate Apologizing to the Native American’s passed. It was but a beginning. There is much historical covenant breaking that needs to be rectified.

In John Locke’s  “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” he states his view on the source of truth:

“The holy Scripture is to me, and always will be, the constant guide of my belief; and I shall always hearken to it, as containing infallible truth relating to things of the highest concernment…Where I lack the evidence of things, there yet is ground enough for me to believe, because God has said it: and I shall immediately condemn and quit any opinion of mine, as soon as I am shown that it is contrary to any revelation in the holy scripture.”

Our plea to the LORD of the Universe must not be done in ignorance. We must confess our faults before Him and first to our wives and husbands. We’ve got to be right with one another first. Then we must confess and renounce all allegiances that we or our family has with any secret society or order that stands against YHWH. Freemasonry, Knights Templar, KKK, and numerous others. Secondly, we must look deeper into our Christian history of compromising the Gospel and using the Gospel as our ideological framework to subjugate First Nations and others. At least ask YHWH to open our eyes to our Christian cultural blindness to the offenses we’ve taken against First Nations. Study the historic abuses by Christian denominations of First Nations Tribes through the School System and other areas. We hope to have this covered by some of our First nation brothers and sisters as part of the Forty Day Gatekeeper Initiative for Turtle Island.

 Tantric Buddhism is here to do what it did in Asia. Conquer the indigenous peoples and assimilate local faiths and establish the Shambhala kingdom.  While it is a complex battle, we must begin to understand the nature of our offense that opened the door to this incursion, even if we were not directly involved. Pray forgiveness and then for the process of true healing, repentance, and restitution to continue. Don’t take it lightly.

The Tibetan people are not our enemy, but are fine, joyful, and hardworking people. I know many of them who are devout Christians that have been persecuted for becoming believers. One of my heroes was Stephen Hishey, now with the LORD who was a Moravian Christian in Leh, Ladakh in Northern India’s Kashmir. 900 lamas marched around his home for three days shouting and chanting “Death to the Christian pastor!!” He survived and established Gawelyon Radio which was a much respected Christian radio program even among the Tibetan Lamas (monks) and common people. I’ve met several former Tibetan lamas that are now strong Christian believers as well. So “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in heavenly places.”  Our weapons are not carnal, but spiritual for the pulling down of strongholds. We must stand in the gap for these precious elect who the LORD Yeshua will bring from every tribe.

So now let’s join in prayer with the Gatekeepers, Intercessors & Prayer Warriors in Nebraska:

Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:57 AM

Dear Nebraska Prayer Warriors:

Much is happening with the Missouri River flood. A levee at the Iowa-Missouri border broke today and parts of Hamburg, Iowa are being evacuated. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is almost under water. Eppley Airfield could be affected by flooding. Many people have already had to leave their homes and businesses all along this mighty river. Acres and acres of farm land are being flooded. (see the power plant below.) Much property has been damaged.

Below is a posting from last week that expresses great concern for the structural stability of all the upstream dams. All this calls for serious intercession and warfare.

By Bernard Shanks | Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:00 am

“There is very real threat of a flood that will leave St. Louis in chest-high water. The reason: Six old, huge, faulty dams that normally have reserve space for spring snow melt are nearly full now  before the spring floods start. Floodgates that haven’t been opened in 50 years have begun to open. Flooding has begun. And the human and economic toll could be ghastly. 

Why another flood disaster? Six dams from Fort Peck in Montana to Gavins Pointin South Dakota, authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, are in the process of failing at flood control. With spring water levels low, they can hold back more than three years of average Missouri River flow, enough to stop the worst floods and protect 750 miles of the Missouri River valley and heartland cities. This year, that is not the case.

Let me give you a sense of scale. These reservoirs are massive. Four of the nation’s 10 largest reservoirs are along the Missouri River – Fort Peck, Fort Randall, Garrison and Oahe. Three of these had less than five feet of total storage space behind the floodgates at the end of May. With a combined height of 700 feet, these three dams are nearly full. Melting snow surely will complete the task.

With cities from Wolf Point, Mont., to St. Louis facing record levels of water, hundreds of thousands of people are threatened by the unprecedented opening of floodgates. The greatest fear is the massive Fort Peck Dam, a hydraulic-fill dam that is the largest of its kind.

The Fort Peck Dam is built with a flawed design that has suffered a well-known fate for this type of dam liquefaction in which saturated soil loses its stability. Hydraulic-fill dams are prone to almost instant collapse from stress or earthquakes. California required all hydraulic-fill dams be torn out or rebuilt  and no other large dams have been built this way since.

At three miles wide, Fort Peck Dam last opened its floodgates 36 years ago. By the end of the first week in June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be releasing a record spill of water. The corps recently answered the question of possible failure with a statement the dam is “absolutely safe.” It may be the largest at-risk dam in the nation.

Downstream, Garrison Dam never has had to use its floodgates since the dam wasconstructed 50 years ago. By mid-June, the corps plans to dump water equal to agood-sized river. The same is true for Oahe Dam, the next one downstream. Sincethe reservoirs are nearly full, the corps has no choice.

Effective flood control from six large dams is no longer an option. As a corps representative said, “It now moves us into uncharted territory.”

We must all pose a question of national significance to the corps: What if Fort Peck Dam should fail?

Here is a likely scenario: Garrison, Oahe and three other downstream earthen dams would have to catch and hold a massive amount of water, an area covering nearly 250 square miles 100 feet deep. But earthen dams, when overtopped with floodwater, do not stand. They break and erode away, usually within an hour. All are full.

There is a possibility a failure of Fort Peck Dam could lead to a domino-like collapse of all five downstream dams. It probably would wreck every bridge, highway, pipeline and power line and split the heartland of the nation, leaving a gap 1,500 miles wide. Countless sewage treatment plants, toxic waste sites and even Superfund sites would be flushed downstream. The death toll and blow to our economy would be ghastly.

The corps is placing the nation at risk, and if the dams fail, Leon Panetta, who will become secretary of Defense later this month, will have the great Missouri Flood Disaster on his desk. And the entire nation will demand answers as to why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not avert disaster with more economically and ecologically sound methods of flood prevention.”

Bernard Shanks, an adviser to the Resource Renewal Institute, has studied the six main-stem Missouri River dams for more than four decades. He has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and served as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He has written three books on public land policy and is completing a book on the hazards of the Missouri River dams.

You Tube video interview of Bernard Shanks explaining the gravity of the situation            Missouri River – Flood of Biblical Proportions 6/11/11

 Besides the Missouri River flood, we here in Nebraska also have the flood on the Platte River, especially in the North Platte area right now. There is potential for upstream flooding because the snowmelt in the mountains has not come down yet. Of course that could then lead to flooding all along the Platte as it flows across our state, and then empties into the already overloaded Missouri. 

As the people of God, we have the authority to address this crisis before it becomes worse. As the Ekklesia in Nebraska we can legislate in the gates. (In the Bible, the leaders sat in the city gate and made rulings.)

Please use Psalm 46, Psalm 29, and Psalm 91 as springboards for your prayers.

1.        WE MUST NOT ACT OUT OF FEAR. OUR GOD IS ABLE TO INTERVENE.

2.        Speak peace to the waters.

3.        Pray for divine protection over the dams and levees.

4.        Bind the demonic forces involved and forbid them to carry out any more assignments.

5.        Command the river waters to recede.

6.        Ask God to send warrior angels to protect property and people and to place warring angels around the dams and levees to hold them together.

7.        Ask God to send legions of angels to disperse storms and cause the weather patterns to come into proper balance.

8.        Pray for the rain to gently fall on areas that need it, but that it will be held back where it is not needed.

9.        Pray for those who do not know the Lord. Ask the Lord to keep His hand on them to let them see miracles and blessings that come from this disaster, that they will know the Lord is God, repent, and come to salvation.

10.      Pray for God’s provision for all those who have lost homes and property.

11.      Pray for everyone to be comforted by the Holy Spirit and be at peace.

12.      Pray for wisdom for all in authority, especially the Corps of Engineers.

THANK YOU FATHER THAT YOU HAVE A LONG ARM, AND THAT YOUR ARM REACHES OUT OVER ALL THIS LAND AND YOUR PEOPLE FOR PROTECTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANGELS THAT YOU PUT IN CHARGE OVER US – TO GUIDE US – TO PROTECT US – TO KEEP US SAFE, FOR YOU SAID THAT BECAUSE WE KNOW YOUR NAME,  “CALL ON ME  AND I WILL ANSWER YOU. I AM WITH YOU IN TROUBLE, I WILL DELIVER YOU AND HONOR YOU. WITH LONG LIFE I WILL SATISFY YOU AND SHOW YOU MY SALVATION.” 

Pray that God will bring forth good and that He will be glorified.

Pray that what is happening in the natural will follow in the spiritual.

 Dear God, open the floodgates of heaven, let the river of God flow, let the rain come!

If anyone receives any other direction as to how we should be praying, please let me know.

Praying with you,

L Kelley

 Nebraska

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6

GATEKEEPERS ATTRIBUTES:

Beginning with Self-Examination

I think it’s important to properly introduce Jonathan Edwards to those gatekeepers who do not know the breadth and depth and sacrifice of this brother who serves as our historical mentor. I clipped this from Wikipedia.

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian,”[3] and one of America’s greatest intellectuals.[4]  

Edwards played a very critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first fires of revival in 1733–1735 at his church – First Church – in Northampton, Massachusetts.[6] Edwards delivered the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God“, a classic of early American literature, during another wave of revival in 1741, following George Whitefield‘s tour of the Thirteen Colonies.[7] Edwards is widely known for his many books: The End For Which God Created the World; The Life of David Brainerd, which served to inspire thousands of missionaries throughout the nineteenth century; and Religious Affections, which many Reformed Evangelicals read even today.[8] Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (later to be named Princeton University), and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr.[9]

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Many years ago, I heard John H. Gerstner, one of the leading historians on Jonathan Edwards speak in Los Angeles. His Rational Biblical Theology of Jonathan Edwards is edifying.  I began to delve into Edwards’ teaching as one of the premier theologians in American history after Gerstner told a story about a secular historian who was convicted in his studies of Edwards. The historian had said, “After reading A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections “Concerning the Nature of the Affections and their Importance in Religion” any Christian would be hard-pressed to believe he’s in the faith as it asks such deep and probing spiritual questions.’ After that I found a copy at Archives and dove into it. It has been a priceless guide accompanying the Word to ask the questions that need to be asked about our walk with the LORD from a man who deeply loved his Master Jesus Christ. 

I found one of the sermons incredibly convicting and inspirational and asked Banner of Truth Trust for permission to republish it in its entirety which they allowed if it was not for profit. If you’d like a pdf copy let me know. I hope to weave elements from his sermon, “Christian Cautions or the Necessity of Self Examination” throughout our prayer initiative to assist in deepening our spiritual lives as Gatekeepers of the covenant community.

“God requires of us, that we exercise the utmost watchfulness and diligence in his service. Reason teaches, that it is our duty to exercise the utmost care, that we may know the mind and will of God, and our duty in all the branches of it, and to use our utmost diligence in everything to do it; because the service of God is the great business of our lives, it is that work which is the end of our being; and God is worthy, that we should serve him to the utmost of our power in all things. This is what God often expressly requires of us; Deut. 4:9. “Take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life.” And v.15,16. “Take ye therefore good heed to yourselves, lest ye corrupt yourselves.” And Deut.vi.17. “You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes which he hath commanded thee.” And Prov. 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” So we are commanded by Christ to “watch and pray;” Matthew 26:41; and Luke 21:34,36.

Please pray for the following attributes and also help refine them if you would via Facebook Worldviews101 group. Thanks. http://www.worldviews101.com

Pray for these qualities to be manifest in our lives as Gatekeepers and leaders.

Please add attributes, scriptures and thoughts. This is a work in progress and I’m just kicking it off. I need your help. Thanks.

Blessing of Abraham (Acts 3:25,26).

Ability to lead like Moses (Psalm 77:20)

Protectors and proclaimers of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Fierce defenders of the flock displaying the attributes of “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.”

Meekness.

Quick to Listen.

Shrewd as serpents, harmless as doves.

Compassionate.

Clarity to Judge situations under our authority fairly, righteously, and justly.

Ability to direct others kindly to where they need to go (Daniel 11:32,33.

Eye to see hidden dangers.

Eye of mercy (Daniel 11:32,33).

Eye to avoid danger from false prophets, charlatans,

Mind of Wisdom. “Wisdom is better than weapons of war” (Eclessiastes  ; 1 Kings 3:9).

Spiritual ears to hear.

Nose to smell deceit, hidden lies.

Men of compassion (Matthew 12:7).

Men who know the Fear of the LORD.

Defenders of the narrow gate.

Bearers of the keys of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 16:18-19).

Men who know the will of God and carry out the will of God as Christ’s brothers (Matthew 12:50).

Men who have risked their lives for the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 15:26).

Courage, wisdom and strength to face attacks with the boldness of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah

Men of Faith.

RED ALERT: Day Seven~ ‘Be Ye Hot or Be Ye Cold’

RED ALERT 

Forty Day Gatekeeper Initiative for Turtle Island June 10-July 20, 2011 

Day Seven::Friday, June 17, 2011 

By James C. Stephens

I picked up a copy of Overcomer magazine and an article popped out at me written by Victor Reid, the Principle of Redcliffe College entitled, “You are special!…Beautiful!..and full of potential.”

I recall years ago, a veteran missionary at Grace Community Church refer to me jokingly as his “special ministry.”  While it was said in love, it was also used by the church as a term for the handicapped. People with ‘special needs.’  As I think about that, it seems a bit condescending and a bit Pharisaical and classist.  Who’s to say that people without apparent physical handicaps are not suffering from other unapparent handicaps?

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,

‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.

“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 3:14-22).

The LORD looks at our hearts.

According to Reid, “In our very broken society many people are suffering from a negative self image.”  I don’t think Reid is coming merely from a pop-psychological perspective here. Our society is suffering as a result of general and personal disobedience. Individuals, whether they are raised in good or bad environments still make choices about the path they take. Reid continues, “Our worldview has been corrupted and distorted by experiences and/or events.” I’d say that even then, experiences and events can be viewed through lenses which shape our worldview. You can look at two children who have been raised in an abusive environment and sometimes find that they have very different views of the same upbringing and a totally different outlook about the world. Others raised in ideal environments do nothing but complain about their situation and have a morose outlook on life.

As a gatekeeper, I recall speaking to a large fellowship group of young couples at a major evangelical church and mentioned how Paul Carus, the founder of Open Court Publishers was so enamoured by Buddhism at the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago that he’d written The Gospel According to Buddha. After my talk, two sets of parents came up to me independently and expressed concern about a textbook used in the Church’s elementary school published by a company with the same name. They asked if I could investigate the connection.

When I called Open Court and asked if it was the company founded by Paul Carus they proudly confirmed that it was one and the same and was now run by his son. They also volunteered that they published textbooks and used some of their profits to hire Buddhist monks in California to translate Asian Buddhist texts into English. I also discovered that Open Court was the textbook of choice for the Los Angeles County School District.

Although the administration of the seminary and school were not thrilled with my discovery, I did receive a “post it note” month’s later quietly letting me know that the textbooks were replaced with more appropriate material.

When a physician sees that someone is doing something that may harm his patient or others, they are constrained by the Hippocratic Oath to take preventive measures to protect their patient. Today, I sadly heard of the passing of one of our old Buddhist friends, but was shocked to hear that a doctor had told her husband of her diagnosis about cancer, but the husband did not let his wife know. Gatekeepers, whistle-blower’s, sounders of the alarm, gadflies, and “general disturbers of the peace” like Gandalf in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, are not always welcomed with a bouquet of roses.

Welcome to the ministry of occasional turning over tables like our Master Yeshua.

So we are sinner’s marred by the fall. And yet “When God wanted a Job (Job 33:4); and Moses (1 Samuel 12:6), an Isaiah (Is. 49:1-50); a Jeremiah (Jer.1:1-4); or a Paul (Gal.1:15), He was not reduced to rummaging around in the masses of humanity looking for one. He made one!! And He makes each one of us as He wants us to be” (Victor Reid).

We are ‘special.” We are “bara” newly created like the heavens and the earth, one of a kind for His glory. Hand made by the Master Potter “yatsar” shaped, molded, formed. Specially created. “Specially found in a way that no other element of creation was made, from the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7-8). We are unique and priceless.” And He paid the ultimate price to redeem us with His precious blood.

Don’t you love Him? He lets Jacob know he’s just a worm. But what a worm! The humble will inherit the earth. He wants humble hearts. He called us by name, created us, purchased us, redeemed us, claimed us, and has given us a new heart. We are new creatures in Christ Jesus! As the worm sheds its skin, the old cacoon, it’s transformed into a glorious free butterfly. Wow! Do you get it? Do you know who you are? Shake off the shackles, exercise your faith, open your eyes friend! We’ve got work to do!

Confession: I exist as a result of the deliberate activity of YHWH! I am NOT an accident! I am made for a purpose. I am being brought to completion, to fulfillment by YHWH in order to fulfill the purpose for which He created me.” WOW.

God made us. Our brethren He has also purchased with His precious blood. Who are we to despise His choice, His work as our Master? If we devalue His work in creating us, “It not only undervalues our worth, it is destructive of our potential because we cannot hope to achieve what he made us for and we will lie twitching in the ditch of false humility (I’m not good enough), despair (life sucks), and self-pity (no one likes me, I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, tall enough, my parents didn’t….) in a state of spiritual paralysis. It is also destructive of our relationships with our fellow men and women because we will be distrustful and negative about them, not recognizing that the Creator, Potter, Maker has also made them.”

The unknown Michelangelo was given an opportunity to complete what several artisans had failed to accomplish. When he saw the huge unfinished piece of marble that was to become the famous sculpture of the Biblical hero David, he said ‘When I saw the piece of marble, I saw David in the stone. My only job was to chip away what didn’t belong there.’

The Creator knows who we really are, better than we do. Entrust yourselves to Him and His process of sanctification. “Commit your way to the LORD and He will direct your path.”

If He has called you to be involved in His work, don’t turn a deaf ear. Give yourself to the Hand of the Master. Reinhard Bonnke, an evangelist in Africa who saw hundreds of thousands of people give their life to the LORD, later asked the LORD, why did You chose me?

The LORD told him, “You were my fourth choice. The others before you were disobedient.”

So the race doesn’t belong to those who are swifter, faster, brighter, but to those who are obedient to the will of God.  Some will tell us that they’ve been disobedient; that they’ve not been about the Father’s business. But they still choose refuse to change. I can’t. I won’t.  Their pride and will holds them in bondage.

This day, choose whom you will serve.

PRAISE: Psalm 139:13-18. So in God’s sight you and I really are beautiful, gifted and ‘special.’

“To be men unashamed (Mark 9:34-38).

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“Anyone who preaches the Gospel has true greatness in their mouth and it’s the greatest thing that we could ever speak because it is God’s eternal Word which is confirmed as we preach it by the Holy Spirit.

I would say to anyone don’t be timid. Don’t be intimidated. Keep storming the gates of hell. Jesus says unhinge them. And we will plunder hell and populate heaven as we keep preaching the Gospel and bringing those who got saved in contact with Bible believing churches where they can be nourished and where they themselves can become preachers of the Word of God.

I think we often don’t like to offend people, but we don’t mind to offend God. We must preach the Gospel as it is. If we preach what the apostles preach we will get what the apostles got. It is no secret. It is as simple as that. So to anyone who wants to launch out to preach the Gospel, I would say preach the cross of Christ, teach the blood of Jesus Christ, make a clear, clear call for a decision for Jesus and don’t forget to pray for the sick because this is part for the Great Commission and that is part and parcel of our job. We pray for the sick to be healed and Jesus does the healing. All glory and honor goes to Him.”

Reinhard Bonnke

DAY EIGHT will address the duties of a gatekeeper through the examples of one model wherein the covenant community of Los Angeles county came together to prayerfully address a series of events.

RED ALERT Day Six~IDOLATRY AND THE BUDDHIST ARTS

RED ALERT_FORTY DAY INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND GATEKEEPERS

June 10-July 20, 2011

By James C. Stephens

Day Six~Thursday, June 16, 2011_IDOLATRY AND THE BUDDHIST ARTS

 

“O YHWH, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge,

In the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say,

“Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.

Would a man make mighty ones for himself,  

Which are not mighty ones?

Therefore see, I am causing them to know,

This time I cause them to know My hand and My might.

And they shall know that My Name is YHWH.”

~Jeremiah 16:20-21

 

Countdown…19 days before the Kalachakra. Very important for gatekeepers to sign up for the worldviews101 course on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism. Don’t wait. You can sign up today for $1 trial for seven days to get the first installment of critical materials.  

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Twenty years ago, during the International Year of Tibet in 1991, there were a host of art museums throughout the United States which sponsored exhibits of Tibetan objects of worship, wherein we saw idolatry openly displayed and lifted up as fine art.  Personally, I observed Tibetan monks teaching young impressionable American children (now in their college years), how to make religious sand paintings, called mandalas.  Obviously, the children were altogether unaware of the deeper significance of the mandala which is designed according to ancient magic tantric rituals as Tibetan lamas chant protective rituals to keep themselves from being possessed by demons as they channel up to 722 deities (we would call demons) into these magic circles.

In July 2000, in Washington, DC, the US taxpayers funded “Tibet, Land Beyond the Snows,  a $6,500,000 Smithsonian exhibition on Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion, replete with giant prayer wheels, a Tibetan temple, pornographic tantric art,  Tibetan lamas constructing a Kalachakra sand mandala, ritual dances and Monlam Chenmo, Grand Prayer Festival lead by the XIV on the National Mall.

 All of these activities observed over time by an estimated two million visitors.  (Note: We had serious prayer teams on the ground praying against these ancient rituals which occurred under the veil of culture between the White House and US Capitol). The Kalachakra Mandala had been built in 1993 in Tower One in New York.

Then in 2003, through the funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation, a consortium of nearly fifty entities, from art museums, scholars, performers, artists, cultural communities, and critics met at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in New York to plan a major collaborative art project called The Buddhism Project. On the West Coast, another component decidedly to independently pursue its own goals and establish Awake: Art, Buddhism, and the Dimensions of Consciousness to “explore the relationship between Buddhist practice and art in America and design a meditation curriculum for secondary schools in America.

One of the major platforms occurred on the San Francisco-Los Angeles corridor where over 28 exhibits were staged at 28 museums and universities. The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art funded by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation in New York and the County of LA was designed to ‘offer a clear experience of the stages of Buddhist meditation.’

These exhibitions visually demonstrate the dangerous seduction of idolatry that has been allowed into America utilizing the guise of “art.”

The late Dr. Mas Toyotomi, a Japanese-American missionary with the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society, wrote,

 When idolatry is camouflaged in fine art, three things happen:

1)       Intellectuals come to respect, accept and appreciate it and idolatry becomes tolerated in the upper class.

2)      Money becomes available for ever growing idolatry. Wealthy patrons will sponsor creation of idols in the name of culture (and I might add, government funding under “preservation of culture).

3)      The masses are encouraged to indulge in idolatry since the last two factors have made idolatry respectable and idols abundant.

Consequently, not even Christians today are seeing idolatry as the most grievous sin that can be committed by man. Because there is practically no preaching against idolatry in America, they are vulnerable to the temptations of modern, sophisticated idolatry.  

YHWH warns us that He abandoned Israel because it was filled “with idols” and “influences from the east.” Rather than serving God and loving Him, they “mingled with the nations and learned their practices” which were detestable to the YHWH, so He then “gave them into the hand of the nations; and those who hated them ruled over them” (Psalm 106:40b NASV).

This morning, my short study of the iconography of the Kalachakra Mandala being constructed during the upcoming ten day event in Washington, DC from July 6-16, 2011 was deeply disturbing. While it takes years of study to comprehend its spiritual meaning, there are troubling dimensions present on the surface. Suffice it to say, that from a Christian perspective, it is as if an ancient Pandora’s box were being brought to the heart of your nation. It is a three-dimensional blueprint of the Tibetan Buddhist’s Shambhala Kingdom, laying out the mandalization of Turtle Island.

All of the following facts are taken directly out of the Circle of Bliss Catalogue publically available at the LA County Museum of Art in 2003. It is not the usual one mandala, but an ancient design of the Kalachakra palace for the Chakravartin, the Adi Buddha, the Universal Religious Emperor and is designed on multiple levels each with a special mandala.

The Kalachakra system is composed of five mandalas: 1)The Great Bliss Mandala, 2) the Wisdom Mandala, 3)the Mind Mandala, 4)the Speech Mandala, and 5)the Body Mandala. The presence of the Nine ancient Shambhala Kings are invoked along with all the Kalachakra masters, the ChakraVartin(Wheel Rolling King), Chakravartin’s wife, Wrathful Gatekeepers for the Four Directions, the General, and a retinue of 722 deities (we’d call demons).

This is one of the rituals: “Eight Buddhas are surrounded by a railing, creating sixteen spaces. Thus the remaining eight spaces contain eight vases of Tantric substances that are alternated with the Buddhas. The two vases in the east contain purified marrow. The two in the south are filled with purified blood. The two in the north contain purified urine and the two in the west are filled with purified excrement. “Above and below are vases filled with purified semen and menses respectively.”

 During the ceremony, participants are initiated into the Shambhala Kingdom and are taught Deity-yoga, to be yoked with Tantric Buddhist deities and to visualize themselves in the realm, becoming one with the Kalachakra Deity under the direction of the XIV Dalai Lama who has initiated hundreds of thousands of followers in this ritual.

WHAT TO PRAY

While respecting the freedom of religion that we as Christians have defended and promoted for many centuries, we are also called to be gatekeepers in the spirit of Ezekiel 33:4 to warn the Church of the incursion of practices of Buddhism that affect the flock and specific activities which may threaten the spiritual well-being of our nation, families, and neighbors.

Pray fervently for spiritual wisdom, health, power, compassion and resources for Gatekeepers in the face of this dangerous ceremony being held in Washington, DC. And for all the other unseen ceremonies leading up to this climax in this tantric ritual. Pray that all things that are hidden be revealed to the shame of those who are involved in these rituals. (Isaiah 28:5-6; Psalm 19:14, 20:1-2).

The first of the Ten Commandments is “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Deu. 5:7).

Pray that Christians would be alerted to the dangers of idolatry disguised in the arts and be educated to address it wisely via the internet, articles, books, radio shows, and sermons (I Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Chronicles 20).

Expose the dangers of the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington, DC. (Matthew 21:13; John 10:1-10).

Conviction of sin, repentance for the burial of 253 vile tantric vases imported from Bhutan where they were ritually created,  buried in all of fifty of our state capitols, major lakes, rivers, national parks, mountain peaks, and sacred places. Not included are those buried in Canada, Mexico, and other territories and countries associated with Turtle Island.

Ask for forgiveness for the Apostasy of Church Leaders who have allowed the Dalai Lama and his lamas (priests) to conduct rituals in Christian sanctuaries and institutions including the National Cathedral, to Catholic Churches, Episcopal, Prebyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Moravian, and other churches (Jeremiah 7:1-34; 22:7-9).

While it has been proper protocol to welcome foreign statesman as guests, we are constrained to issue a warning against this ceremony and call for serious public examination of the rituals about to be conducted in light of their long term consequences for the citizens of Turtle Island.

Pray that the LORD sends godly instruction and wise counsel to the Nation’s leadership both governmental and ecclesiastical.

Pray for the Salvation of Buddhists that they would find the True Refuge in Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Psalm 2:10-12; Jer.10:11; 18:1-17;26:13).

Pray for President Obama’s wisdom and diplomacy, and for his eyes to be open to the danger of this alliance with the XIV Dalai Lama (1 John 10-11; Is. 43:10-13).

PRAYER FOR GATEKEEPERS

Pray for the IMMEDIATE call of Gatekeepers to their watch of the Gates of Turtle Island. That YHWH would undergird those who are gatekeepers and raise up more who will chose to stand in the gap to expose unrighteousness and earnestly contend for the faith delivered to the saints.

RED ALERT: DAY FIVE_SISTER BEE WAS CHASING ME

FORTY DAY INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND GATEKEEPERS

June 10-July 20, 2011

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it is conquered from within.”

~Will Durant

Day Five~Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yesterday, I was going outside to get some air and work on the blog and as I sat down a bee started buzzing me. It was aggressive and would not leave me alone. Many times I have sat in the backyard, made a phone call, wrote in my commonplace, read the Word. Sometimes sister bee has come up to me, buzzed hello and raced off to work the clover and other flowers nearby, but not yesterday. The message was very urgent. No sting, just urgency. I kept walking away and she wouldn’t stop herding me.

Some of my First Nations brothers have said that YHWH has given us brother and sister bee to bless us. At times, bees have been sent to actually prevent them from walking over a rattlesnake or warn them of some lurking danger. They’ve learned to listen to YHWH’s Creation.  In Scripture, we are taught to observe HIS Creation, to study the ants that have no ruler and watch how they work (Proverbs 30:25). In Job, to listen to the beasts and let them teach you, listen to the birds, they’ll tell you. (Job 12:7). To observe the fig tree, the times, the seasons, that the heavens declare the glory of YHWH and the firmaments show forth His handiwork (Psalm 19:1).

THE SPRING SWARM. Over the years I have observed swarms of bees in various places. One summer, I was driving and while stopped at a traffic light a swarm of bees surrounded the car. Fortunately, I had the air conditioner on. Summer swarms are not known by farmers to be very profitable. However, there is another type of swarm that forms in the spring when a hive comes to a point where it needs to divide and move. That’s known as a spring swarm and is composed of many young bees and a few old bees who know the hives code. The swarm guided by forerunner bees may move to several different locations before it settles down and creates a new hive with the new queen, but in the process it pollinates a great variety of flowers. Vegetable gardens and fruit orchards depend on them and that’s why it’s known as a very productive “spring swarm.” 

The LORD impressed upon me over the last couple of years that a youth movement would arise of young bees in a spontaneous spring swarm. As I anticipated it, I was interested to see spontaneous youth movements spreading across the Middle East. But those were not what I believe He was pointing to. I think He was speaking of a radical reformation arising among Christian youth who had grown tired of lukewarm Christianity who would spontaneously form new cells that would spread the Gospel like wildfire.   It is clear, the LORD is up to something, we have work to do and it’s going to involve many individual swarms of young bees and the wise guidance of a few old bees in each of those swarms.

 Sister Bee was saying to this old bee, “Get to the point!”

Twenty days before the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington, DC. We’ve got work to do!  

“When an old dog howls, other dogs run after him without knowing why.”

A Thousand Tibetan Proverbs and Wise Sayings

by Rev. J. Gergan, A Tibetan Moravian Christian pastor

On March 11, 2011 a young Japanese schoolgirl stood on the seashore in Sendai, Japan with her family and told them immediately after the earthquake, “I learned in class about what the ocean looks like just before a tsunami. It looks like that… RUN.” And they ran, and others followed them to high ground. Many were saved by what that one little girl understood.      

The RED ALERT Initiative for Turtle Island Gatekeepers has arisen because of our understanding of the dangerous spiritual nature of the Kalachakra Tantra Ceremonies that will be held in Washington, DC at the Verizon Center that will occur from July 6-18, 2011.  Francis Wayland, who was President of Brown University from 1827-1855 made two profound statements that I feel are most appropriate in our present initiative. First, that “The innate affections of the heart teach us to shield those whom we love from the contaminations of vice.” 

Our knowledge of the demonic Kalachakra event that is about to transpire is of grave concern not just to us as Christians, but also to the nation as a whole. We have posted a twelve lesson briefing that may be accessed on http://www.worldviews101.com.   We are constrained to warn the Church and those citizens on Turtle Island. We are concerned for what this will mean for our children and the next generation and for the judgments which will come because we have broken our covenant with YHWH.

Her second statement encourages us to realize that, “A lie has not power to change the ordinances of God.”  For us, the battle has been already won through Yeshua’s death on the cross and His resurrection. But for millions of Buddhists, the eternal destiny of their soul hangs in the balance, be they from any of the five great continents.

We have observed the increasing intensity of judgment of America over the last fourteen years and of late, the news has reported storms in terms that include, “epic, biblical proportions, worst in recorded history, floods not seen in a hundred years.  Some demographers say that the deaths from storms have increased because of the population explosion. Scientists say it’s all a result of global warming. The other night I had dinner with an old Buddhist friend of mine and he said that the schism in their Buddhist sect resulted in the great Kobe earthquake which killed many Buddhists who had burned their objects of worship in Buddhist center the day before.  I think that Yeshua’s answer to His disciples after the collapse of the Tower is the most wise (Luke 13:1-5). 

 “And some were present at that time, reporting to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their offerings. And Yeshua answering, said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they have suffered like this? “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.

“Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Shiloah fell and killed them, do you think that they were greater offenders than all other men who dwelt in Yerushalayim? “I say to you, no! But unless you repent you shall all perish in the same way.”

John Owen, the great English theologian and dissenter wrote, “When warnings for instruction are not received, they are tokens of destruction. This is a truth none almost deny, and none almost believe. Had it been believed, many desolating judgments in former ages had been prevented; nations and cities should have abode in prosperity, which are now sunk into ruin, yea, into Hell” (“Sermon to the Nation,”  by John Owen (1616-1683).

 Early this morning, Dewey one of my First Nations brothers from Virginia called me and asked, “What do you think the LORD’s  saying?”

I said, “I think He’s concerned about His covenant community. While we’re focusing on addressing the Tibetan Buddhist issues in Washington, DC, I’m getting that He’s concerned about His people and their relationships with one another. How did we fall this far? We’ve broken our covenant’s with YHWH and we’re not right with one another.  I think He wants us to enter into a period of prayerful repentance and confession before we address the blatant idolatry of Tibetan Buddhism.

 Repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation, restitution, renewal of covenants & fellowship, joy, praise, and then mission.

When I used the term ‘covenant community’ Dewey recalled a story he’d read about the Pilgrims in The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall, a former chaplain in the US Senate. It was the same group that was assisted by one brave named Squanto, the sole surviving member of the Patuxet tribe which had been wiped out by a mysterious plague and through a series of Joseph type events Squanto was captured, sold as a slave and came to the LORD and was instrumental in the survival of the Pilgrims  settlement.   

  ‘During the summer of 1623 they were suffering from a 12 week drought which threatened their entire corn crop. What they heard from the LORD was that He had withheld the rain because of all the hard feelings the community had towards one another. After nine hours of prayer and fasting, and confessing their sins to one another, they were joyfully reconciled. Before they departed, they noticed that the sky had become overcast and soon clouds gathered on all sides. The next morning, rain began to fall very softly and it continued raining softly for fourteen days. That year they had a surplus and freely shared it with their First Nations neighbors.’

After he told me the story, I recalled a dream I’d had in the night of Robby Butler and Rick Wood who I’d known from the US Center for World Mission. They were just about to go into a meeting and invited me in. I was not interested because of how our family had been so seriously hurt by them in 1997 and because the LORD had me deliver a message to them in 2007 and did not want me to set foot on the campus until there was repentance. For some reason, in the dream, the LORD was drawing us in because there was about to be a visitation of the Holy Spirit.

WHAT TO PRAY

“With all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplications for all saints” (Ephesians 6:8).

Every member of a body is interested in the welfare of the whole, and exists to help and complete the other. Believers are one body, and ought to pray, not so much for the welfare of their own church or society, but first of all, for all saints. This large, unselfish love is the proof that Christ’s Spirit and Love is teaching them to pray. Pray first for all and then for the believers around you.”  Andrew Murray  in The Ministry of Intercession.

HOW TO PRAY—IN THE LOVE OF THE SPIRIT

“By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).

“I pray that they all may be one, that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me” (John 17:21).

“I beseech you, brethren, by the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me” (Romans 15:30).

“Above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves” (I Peter 4:8).

“If we are to pray we must love. Let us say to God we do love all His saints; let us say we love specially every child of His we know. Let us pray with fervent love, in the love of the Spirit.” ~Andrew Murray.

SPECIAL PETITIONS

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts” (Psalm 119:23).

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves; know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates? (2 Corinthians 8:5).

“Those who entertain the opinion and hope of themselves, that they are godly, should take great care to see that their foundation be right. Those that are in doubt should not give themselves rest till the matter be resolved” (Jonathan Edwards’  “Christian Cautions or The Necessity of Self-Examination”).

For YHWH’s love to infill us for the body of Yeshua, the Bride of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Reconciliation in the covenant community of believers.

 “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:6-7).

“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in is” (1 John 1:8)

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us” (1 John 1:10).

“The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4).

“And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.

If you now that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as he is.

And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 2:28-3:3).

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“When I went up to the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the YHWH had made with you, then I remained on the mountain forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water.” Deuteronomy 9:9

“For YHWH your Elohim is Elohim of mighty ones and Master of masters, the great El, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.” Debarim 10:17 (Deut.) ISR Version.

 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

‘You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Deuternomy 5:6-10).

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Forget the Christian Yoga. A Call for the return to simplicity.

FORTY-DAY INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND GATEKEEPERS  June 10-July 20, 2011

Day Four Yeshua’s Pattern of Prayer

June 14, 2011

by James C. Stephens

“And having risen very early in the morning, while still dark, He went out,

and went away to a lonely place, and there He prayed.”

Mark 1:35

Years ago, my Dad Carlton came up to me after work and told me he was convicted about the lack of prayer in his life. He was a mechanic at a service station and said one of his fellow employees, a Muslim would take out his prayer rug several times a day, go behind the station and say his prayers.

I asked, “Do you know why Moslems pray five times a day?”

Dad responded, “Because they’re so religious?”

“Actually Dad,” I said, “the truth of the matter is that early on in the founding of Islam, they patterned their prayer times after Jews and Christians who prayed seven times a day, but said it was too much, so they only prayed five times a day.”

Well, we’ve long since discarded the traditional patterns of prayer and few have any knowledge of “praying the hours.”  It’s quite difficult to be prayerful, when prayer is not seen as an important element in our daily lives.  Most of the prayer circles conspicuously are missing men. “It’s not that it’s not my thing, I just don’t have time to pray. I’m working.”  If you don’t see it modeled, you don’t do it. We can preach.  Now it seems that yoga classes are filling that “void” for many young women in society today even among Christians. We want to  actively participate in doing something. We don’t know what it looks like, but we are bombarded by images promoting Eastern spiritual forms that look hip. Whenever prayer is portrayed on television it is always juxtapoised in this fashion. Older grey haired women sitting around on church fold up chairs in flourescent lit rooms, whereas in Eastern spirituality its the hip trim young professional woman in her designer yoga outfit, breathing in and out in a cross legged position or a downward dog position in a well lite room with polished hardwood floors. We are the hybrid generation.  Relaxing spiritual gymnasium after work. Seeker friendly gym, that’s it! Madison Avenue at its best!  No Christian Yoga! Pleeeease. As Rabi Maharaj author of Death of a Guru and a former Hindu himself,  said years ago, “Yoga means yoked with Brahma, a Hindu god.”  Not exactly in conformity with the Ten Commandments.  Exercise is important, but what is its true intention?   

Daily we fight an invisible war.  We’re encouraged   ‘not to be anxious and to let all of our requests be made known to God through prayer and supplication.’

Some may say, “Wait a minute. Who writes this stuff anyway?! I’ve got a mortgage or rent to pay, car insurance due and the overdraft charges. I don’t have enough. And you’re telling me to rejoice? Do you know we’re in a depression? I’ve got problems.”

You think you’ve got problems. Five years in detention, shipwrecked, hunted down by Rome, hated by other Jews, mistrusted by other Christians, Paul had problems. And yet, he said, “Rejoice!” 

What are you crazy? I’ve got to work to pay the bills!”

 Of course. Paul was a tentmaker and made his own way. But he also knew who he was in the sight of YHWH. 

Many people feel that prayer is not work. That it is an unnecessary part of our existance. Others realize that prayer is as essential to life as breathing. Some just believe in action. But where, I ask, do you get the power to do what you do? Some mornings, when I am doing my morning ritual, making coffee, I pour some coffee beans into the grinder and put the lid on and start grinding by pushing on the top of the lid. On one occasion nothing happened and I pushed harder. Is it broke? Oh, duh, it’s not plugged in.  The point is, that we rely on power to do much more than we think we do. Your alarm in the morning, your cell phone, your own body waking up, sticking your leg out of the bed, the heat, stove, refrigerator, lights, radios, garbage disposal, morning news programs on television, checking your email, pluggging in your ipod, cars to get to work, traffic lights, elevators, you get the point.  We’re wired into the grid, a network as it were. Are we thankful for electricity? Probably not, until it goes off. Like the old joke, “Who are you going to miss at work more this week if he’s not around. Your boss or the janitor?”  We take alot for granted. We’re not very grateful people. Spoiled is more like it. I’ve got to take the bus? Or if there is a power shortage, “I can’t watch TV?!”

RETURNING TO SIMPLICITY

I pulled out Colin Brown’s Dictionary on New Testament Theology weeks ago looking for something on the sin of gossip. Nothing. In every commentary I looked through, nothing.  I mean they’re good commentaries, don’t get me wrong.  We don’t know Torah. We don’t know the Ten Commandments. We’ve gotten real touchy feely with Jesus.  It’s like we are in competition with other religious groups. I recall at one Urbana where we were speaking to students about the necessity of taking the Gospel to the Buddhist world. One student said, “I find what you’re doing very offensive. Buddhists are so spiritual and peaceful. Why do we need to reach them?”

It’s like we’re in the business of marketing a competing brand of soap, in this case its “peace.”  If you need peace, “Get Jesus!”  You’ve seen the tshirt. “Got Jesus?”  Cute. Yeh, I got it.  Like the milk mustache thing? Face it, they were creative, we’re lazy and ripping off slogans. The Buddhists do it as well. Even the Dalai Lama slightly complains about the commercialization of Buddhism. But then, not too much, because he’s making a killing off it at $200 a pop for some tickets to hear him speak. At least, some promoter’s getting rich. What’s my point? The commercialization of religion is whacked. I mean what’s up with the hairdo on TBN? I do feel like sorry, but gold chairs, and Crystal Cathedrals. All this is coming down. Would Yeshua suggest, “It’s time to turn over a few tables here?” Yep.  I’d be ashamed. Hey, I do know them, but ah, they, ah, aren’t what I signed up for here. Reminds me of what George MacDonald the famous Scottish writer once said, “I don’t blame you for not believing in the kind of god you think I believe in. I don’t believe in that god either.” 

Bishop Ignatius  (1807-1867) wrote, ” But we have become so complicated that it is just this simplicity which is inaccessible, incomprehensible to us. We want to be clever, we want to revive our own ego, we can not bear self-renunciation or self denial, we have no desire to live and act by faith. It is for this reason that we need a guide to lead us out of our complexity, out of our cuteness, out of our cunning, out of our vanity and self confidence, into the breadth and simplicity of faith.”

Maybe I should end here and shut up. Wow. What’s Selah there for? Continuing tommorrow? One things for sure, it’s not going to be a Catholic spiritual director or an Evangelical one either. It’s got to be the Holy Spirit that we listen to, to get us out of this mess.  We’ve screwed this one up good, wouldn’t you say? Time to pray.

Your petitions here……………………….^

Day Three-June 13:Bunyan’s Praying in the Spirit

RED ALERT FORTY DAY INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND GATEKEEPERS  

June 10-July 20, 2011

DAY THREE June 13, 2011

by James C. Stephens

“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Yerushalayim, all the day and all the night, continually, who are not silent. You who remember YHWH, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Yerushalayim a praise in the earth”

                               (Yeshayahu [Isaiah] 62:6-7)Translation  Institute for Scripture Research.

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who,

in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”  Dante

 

“A great Christian statesman, considering the morality of a measure which will affect millions of lives, and which involves economic, geographical and political considerations of the utmost complexity, is in a different position from a boy first learning that one must not cheat or tell lies, or hurt innocent people.”                      

                ~C.S. Lewis: Essay on “Dogma and the Universe” in God in the Dock.

 

WHAT TO PRAY—FOR THE SPIRIT OF INTERCESSION

“That I might be more fitted for doing and suffering.”

~David Brainerd’s Diary April 3, 1742

                      (excerpt from Journey with David Brainerd by Richard A.Hasler).

“The Spirit does help in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray, but the Spirit Himself pleads our case for us with groanings unutterable. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the set-apart ones according to Elohim. And we know that all matters work together for good to those who love Elohim, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:26-28).

“And I shall pour on the house of Dawid and on the inhabitants of Yerushalayim a spirit of favour and prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son. And they shall be in bitterness over Him as a bitterness over the first-born” (Zekaryah[Zechariah] 12:10).

“The evangelization of the world depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men—ay, deep down at the bottom of our spiritless life, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, world-wide prayer.”  Andrew Murray, The Ministry of Intercession.

In the night, I awoke several times and wrestled in prayer over my own shortcomings. Why am I even attempting to put together this prayer initiative. I’m not good enough to do this. The fact is, none of us are good enough. ‘There is none righteous, no, not one! There is no one who is understanding, there is none who is seeking Elohim. They all have turned aside, they have together become worthless. There is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb, with their tongues they have deceived” (Romans 3:10).   Even the Apostles could not tarry long in the Garden of Gethsemane when Yeshua was wrestling in prayer in His great agony sweating as it were very drops of blood the night before He was to be crucified. The Apostles fell asleep.

We are on a pilgrimage together and are a body of believers called into a covenantal community with YHWH through the precious sacrifice of Yeshua Ha‘mashiach (Jesus Christ the Anointed One, the Messiah) and guided by the Ruach Hakodesh.

HOW TO PRAY—IN THE SPIRIT

The instructions in Ephesians, Chapter six which speaks about putting on the full armour of Elohim begins with a Torah lesson. “Children, obey your parents in the Master, for this is right. “Respect your father and mother,” which is the first command with promise, in order that it might be well with you, and you might live long on the earth.”

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children, but bring them up in the instruction and admonition of the Master” (Ephesians 6:1-4).

Getting our own house in order. Interesting. So, I return to what the Ruach Hakodesh (the Holy Spirit) was impressing on me throughout the night. It must be something He wants us to work through as His covenantal community.  I sensed that this journey began in earnest for me on Shavuot, the Jewish feast commemorating YHWH’s delivering of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the seventy. The Torah is our schoolmaster. Through it we recognize YHWH’s standards and how we have missed the mark, how we’ve sinned. How we need our Messiah, Yeshua.

We ALL have mother and father issues. Even if they are deceased. There is no getting around it.  In May, I was re-reading one of my old journals that I kept when I was a Buddhist (1970-1984).  I was about to celebrate my sixtieth birthday and was irritated because my Mother who was flying down to attend the party my wife Elizabeth was throwing for me later added that she was going to go to some of her favored relatives and then come to the party later. And before she was to fly home the next day that we should celebrate Mother’s Day by going out to breakfast.  

You might think, “What a jerk! Your Mom’s going out of her way to attend your birthday!” 

“Okay, I can give that to you. Well, we all have unresolved family baggage.”

You may be asking, “What does this have to do with a “Red Alert?!” Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This prayer journey is not just any journey. It will take patience with others and in time with yourself. It’s about listening and being obedient to the Holy Spirit’s direction and discerning His voice as well. Before we even put on the complete armour of Elohim, the Apostle Paul begins with our mother and father issues.

Interestingly, when I was doing research in the course of my studies on the interaction of Buddhism and Christianity in history, I read about India’s Buddhist King Asoka who in 250 A.D. established many monuments inscribed with sayings of wisdom throughout the land and one was spoke highly of an ancient rule conducive to long life calling for children to honor their parents.

We’re on this journey together and over these days, we’ll get to know each other. I’ll be open, transparent, and honest as possible. Please post your thoughts on our Facebook page so the covenantal community can interact as well.  

Why was I frustrated? What was at the bottom of my irritation I pondered in prayer. It all of the sudden struck me. Pull out your 1971 journal. In my journal, I read an entry on May 22, 1971, when I came home from school and discovered that my mother and brother had disappeared. Basically, my mother had left my dad and was filing for divorce. It left me in a very difficult position. My father was devastated and many years later told me that if I hadn’t been his support during that time he was considering suicide.  The entry was forty years old. It was fresh, as if I was still twenty years old. Surprisingly, I discovered also that my mother Alice was twenty years old when I was born. http://intersect.com/stories/24WfvmfKrPp3.

Forgiven, but still yoked to the pain. Although I forgave her many years ago, she hasn’t forgiven my father and continues to harbor ill feelings towards him which she openly conveys to our children. He passed away in 1995. He lived with us happily for years and he genuinely loved his grandchildren who even to this day will not listen to her grievances. It is sad. So, my life was affected by her departure forty years ago when I was a undergraduate in college who unexpectedly had to take on a new role. It takes two to come to terms with issues in life and years to understand their ramifications. Sometimes others are blinded to their complicity. I was a young university student at the time. And then last night, my bride Elizabeth pulled out a letter as she was reviewing archives of our family correspondence. It was from my Mother to my Father. Elizabeth was very upset with my mother’s tone. I mean it was as fresh a wound as if it had been yesterday. I went to bed and it rested in my subconscious. It was not good. It was emasculating. A letter on May 31, 1972 to my father expressing “her concern” that I was looking so thin as I was eating only rice and attacking him for his lack of provision at the age of forty nine years old, “a man your age.”  It was as if I had been freshly stabbed in the stomach. I knew his struggles, his broken dream of wanting a happy “Leave it to Beaver” family.  We were struggling. He had lost his lease on the Mobil Service Station  he managed where he was making a very good living, good enough to fund our skiing trips to Mammoth and Lake Tahoe with my mother who we discovered was going out on him. It had all been premeditated.

The marriage covenant was broken. God hates divorce. I can thoroughly understand why. It is devastating to the family unit. It is selfish to the core. I’ll never forget her lie when I was up skiing and awoke in the condominium one morning as she slipped in the door around 5:00AM. “Hi Mom. Where you been?”

“Oh, out to get some donuts,” she hastily replied.

“Really. What kind did you get?” I asked. There was no reply, because there were no donuts. Children are not blind.  “And you, fathers [mothers as well], do not provoke your children, but bring them up in the instruction and admonition of the Master” (Ephesians 6:1-4).

Painful consequences follow. Thank YHWH I have an understanding bride. It’s taken years to rebuild trust in my life and that’s another story, but not for this journey.

Maybe you’re ready to check out here. Maybe you relate.  It’s okay.  Remember, Yeshua in the Garden of Gethsemane who in His prayer of agony was bleeding drops of blood? The disciples checked out. They couldn’t handle it. They were sleeping and couldn’t pray. What is it that may be blocking your life? If your favorite team or program was on television right now, maybe you’d be good to go. But, this processing, can be draining. On the other hand, maybe this is just what Abba, our Heavenly Father wants. It’s about family! And you’re saying, “Shoot! I thought we were going to pray about Turtle Island! I’m an intercessor! A Gatekeeper! What’s the point?”

The point is that prayer is difficult personal work and as members of the family of God, we are family. When one part of the body hurts, all parts of the body should hurt. Have we become numb?  Do you truly believe that the prayer of faith can move mountains? Heal families? Transform a city? Transform a nation? I’ll be straightforward with you, sometimes when people are extremely stubborn and you know that they are headed in a direction that will end up in them harming themselves and others, I pray that YHWH would chasten them unto repentance. He knows how to shepard the sheep. Seriously.  Prayer is not just some kind of feel good exercise where we snuggle up to Jesus and present our Santa Claus Christmas list of needs to Him. He is not some type of magical Disneyesque genie who we can beckon whenever we have need. He is the Creator and we’ve got to get our perspective of who He is straight off. Yes, He constantly makes intercession for the saints. But, Confession is in order. An agreement with Him that His judgments are right and we are out of order. That’s a lot of hard work. First of all we must put our own house in order.

WHAT IS PRAYER?

“Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God has promised, or according to His Word, for the good of the church, with submission in faith to the will of God.”

John Bunyan wrote Praying in the Spirit in 1662 in an English jail where he was later to have his ‘immortal dream’ after which he wrote the allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress.

“Without the Spirit, man is so infirm that he cannot, with all other means whatsoever, be enabled to think one right saving thought of God, of Christ, or of his blessed things; and therefore he says of the wicked, ‘God is not in all his thoughts,’ (Psalm 10:4).”  “For every ‘imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil.’

So, if our hearts which we struggle against even as the redeemed of God be ‘continually’ wicked and depraved Gen.6:5; 8:21, how can we address God “without the Spirit helping this infirmity?” We cannot.

Bunyan continues, “Many ask and have not, because they ask amiss; and so are never the nearer the enjoying of those things they petition for (James 4:3). It is not to pray at random that will cause God to answer. While prayer is making, God is searching the heart to see from what root and spirit it arises (1John 5:14). ‘And he that searcheth the heart knoweth,’ that is, approves only, the meaning ‘of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.’ For in that which is according to his will only, he hears us, and in nothing else. And it is the Spirit only that can teach us so to ask; it only being able to search out all things, even the deep things of God.”

“Nothing but the Spirit can show a man clearly his misery by nature, and so put a man into a posture of prayer. Talk is but talk, as we accustomed to say, and so it is but mouth worship, if there be not a sense of misery…How far short are the people…who count it enough to teach themselves and children to say the LORD’s prayer, the creed, and other saying; When, as God knows they are senseless of themselves, their misery, or what it is to be brought to God through Christ! Ah, poor soul! Study your misery, and cry to God to show you your confused blindness and ignorance, before you be too ready in calling God your Father, or teaching your children either so to say.”

Bunyan reasons, “poor blind, ignorant, foolish one. It may be your chief prayer is, “Our Father which are in heaven. Do you know the meaning of the very first words of this prayer? Can you indeed, with the rest of the saints, cry, Our Father? Are you truly born again? Have you received the spirit of adoption? Do you see yourself in Christ? Is not the Devil your father? (John 8:44).

When I was in much spiritual confusion as a Buddhist, I recall saying to a business associate who was a strong Christian, “We can fight for world peace. We Buddhists will help do it in Asia and you Christians can work for peace in America. Right brother?”  He paused and looked at me directly in the eye and sincerely said, “You are not my brother.”  At the time it seemed cruel, but later I recognized as a new Christian, that his honest rebuke, was the most truthful and caring thing he could have said at that moment. The fact is that we must be adopted into the family of YHWH through our confession and belief in the ONE True Sacrifice Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is quite strange to hear the Dalai Lama refer to everyone he speaks to at conferences as my brothers and sisters. While it may sound like a nice gesture from a grandfather figure, it is the antithesis of how Yeshua honestly addresses others.

Bunyan asks, “Do you indeed say, “Hallowed be thy name’ with your heart? Do you study, by all honest and lawful ways, to advance the name, holiness, and majesty of God? Do your heart and conversation agree with this passage? Do you strive to imitate Christ in all the works of righteousness, which God commands you, and prompts you to do? It is so, if you are one that can truly with God’s permission cry, ‘Our Father’. Or is it not the least of your thoughts all the day? And do you not clearly make it appear that you are a cursed hypocrite, by condemning that with your daily practice, which you pretend in your praying with a dissembling tongue?

“Would you have the kingdom of God come indeed, and also his will to be done in earth as it is in heaven? Nay, even though, according to the form, you say, Thy kingdom come, yet would it not make you run mad, to hear the trumpet sound, to see the dead arise, and yourself just now to go and appear before God, to give an account of all the deeds you have done in the body? Nay, are not the very thoughts of it together displeasing to you? And if God’s will should be done on earth as it is in heaven, must it not be your ruin?  There is never a rebel in heaven against God, and if he should so deal on earth, must it not whirl you down to hell?”

These are serious words from a wise and persecuted patriarch of the faith. Wisdom is greater than weapons of war. As I weigh these issues in my own family, I wrestle deeply recognizing that our family issues are intimately tied to one another. We care for our parents. At times, we speak words of truth at the gates of hell.

My mother who told me that she was flying down for two days to celebrate my birthday told me that she was going to visit some relatives on Saturday before the party and then on Sunday we could celebrate Mother’s Day. Control.  Then she became ill and was not able to fly. Within two weeks, she called and was going in for heart surgery to install a pacemaker. Over the years, many people have asked for my counsel about their serious operations and have also asked about their funeral plans. When I first asked my Mother about her preparations, she told me everything was in place, but then upon asking about alternative scenarios, other sensitive issues arose. Arrangements were not something I was made aware of, but would be expected of an elder son in the ministry. Words were exchanged as forty years of undealt with emotion were addressed. I would not be abandoned again. She was not going to tell me about her serious operation, except that my daughter who is living in her area and going to school said “You must tell your son.”  She told me that it felt just like it must have when she left you with no knowledge of leaving you forty years ago. Nothing in her modis operandi has changed. Just words of justification.

Why is this important? Old wounds open the door to further assaults. The Red Alert will look at historical National wounds that may have been topically addressed, but not healed that are festering below the surface on Turtle Island.  

 “Our Lord gave His disciples on His resurrection day the Holy Spirit to enable them to wait for the full outpouring on the day of Pentecost. It is only in the power of the Spirit already in us, acknowledged and yielded to, that we can pray for His fuller manifestation. Say to the Father, it is the Spirit of His Son in you urging you to plead His promise.” Andrew Murray

SPECIAL PETITIONS

Pray for the healing of broken family relationships. Pray for YHWH’s  healing of our childhood wounds and their consequences.  Pray for our Mothers and Fathers and their salvation. Forgive them for their transgressions against us and express our gratefulness to YHWH for His tender mercies and for ministering to our needs as no one on earth can possibly understand.

John Bunyan’s prayer:

The Lord awaken you, and teach you, poor souls, in all humility, to heed that you be not rash and unadvised with your heart, and much more with your mouth! When you appear before God, as the wise man says, ‘Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything (Ecclesiastes 5:2); especially to call God Father, without some blessed experience when you come before God.”

Open our eyes to the offenses still harbored within our covenantal community and help us to delve deeply into the causes through the Spirit who helps us in our infirmities and allows us to take the plank out of our eye, so that we can take the splinter out of our neighbors.

Help us get our own house in order before we endeavor to address the root iniquities and defilements occurring on Turtle Island.

Hebrew culture used qahal for a very important concept: gathering to accept the covenant. Qahal is a word that carries the idea of calling by appointment to a particular purpose of God.  This is an event, not a place!  It is focused on God’s purpose, not our participation.  However, when it comes to “congregation,” the word is almost always ‘edah.  123 times this word is found in the Torah.  It is related to the verb “to appoint.”  It is all about the unity of those appointed, not about the individuals gathered.  It is not bound to a special place or time.  It is always about a special people appointed as one unified whole before God.

The covenant community does not exist as the local assembly. Just as God’s covenant does not apply to the individual, so it does not apply to the collection of individuals who meet at some building and call themselves a church. The covenant community is the whole family of God. There is one God. There is one covenant. There is only one covenant community. Perhaps it’s time for us to start thinking and acting according the Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is your God. The Lord is One.”

Skip Moen

Day Two-June 12: Tibetan Resettlement Project

RED ALERT

FORTY DAY INITIATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND GATEKEEPERS

Day Two—June 12, 2011

What to pray. For the Power of the Holy Spirit.

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Master Yeshua Messiah, from whom all fatherhood in the heavens and earth is named, in order that He might give you, according to the riches of His esteem by power, to be strengthened in the inner man, through His Spirit, that the Messiah might dwell in your hearts through belief having become rooted and grounded in love, in order that you might be strengthened to firmly grasp, with all the set-apart ones, what is the width and length and depth and height, to know the love of Messiah which surpasses knowledge, in order that you might be filled to all the completeness of Elohim. And to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us, to Him be esteem in the assembly by Messiah Yeshua unto all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” ~Ephesians 3:14-21

 “He presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them for forty days, speaking concerning the reign of Elohim. And meeting with them, He commanded them not to leave Yerushalayim, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which you have heard from Me” (Acts 1:3-4).

“And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever—the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you. I shall not leave you orphans—I am coming to you” (Yohanan (John) 14:16-18.

“The fuller manifestation of the grace and energy of the Blessed Spirit of God, in the removal of all that is contrary to God’s revealed will, so that we grieve not the Holy Spirit, but that He may work in mightier power in the Church for the exaltation of Christ and the blessing of souls.

“God has one promise to and through His exalted Son; our Lord has one gift to His Church; the Church has one need; all prayer unites in the one petition—the power of the Holy Spirit. Make it your own prayer.”  Andrew Murray in The Ministry of Intercession.

 

 

 

How to Pray—As a Child asks a Father

“If a son ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? How much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him? (Luke 11:11, 13).

“Ask as simply and trustfully as a child asks bread. You can do this because “God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your heart, crying Abba, Father.” This Spirit is in you to give you childlike confidence. In the faith of His praying in you, ask for the power of that Holy Spirit everywhere. Mention places or circles where you specially ask it to be seen.”  (Andrew Murray)

Special Petitions:

That YHWH would pour out a spirit of intercession and the Fear of YHWH upon Turtle Island believers (Canada, the United States, every reservation, territory, Cuba & Mexico).         

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (27) And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”       

That YHWH would awaken Turtle Island gatekeepers, quicken our hearts, open our spiritual eyes and ears, so that we can see and hear what our Heavenly Father would have us do. Give us holiness and purity, and the courage, boldness, clarity, discipline and strength to perform their calling.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not fight according to the flesh. For the weapons we fight with are not fleshly but mighty in Elohim for overthrowing strongholds, overthrowing reasonings and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

That YHWH would turn the hearts of the followers of Jesus Christ of Turtle Island back to Himself repenting in sackcloth and ashes (humility). For a spirit of reconciliation and restitution for historic wrongs that are in keeping with the Father’s heart.

“If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people upon whom My Name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I shall hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Dibre haYamim (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Remember, “If you turn away and forsake My laws and My commands which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other mighty ones, and bow yourself to them, then I shall pluck them from My land, which I have given them, and this house which I have set apart for My Name I shall cast out of My sight and make it to be a proverb and a mockery among all peoples. And this house, which has been exalted, everyone who passes by it is shall be astonished and say, ‘Why has YHWH done thus to this land and this house?’ Then they shall say, ‘Because they forsook YHWH Elohim of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, and embraced other mighty ones, and bowed themselves to them and served them, therefore He has brought all this evil on them.’” 2 DIBRE haYAMIM 7:19-22 (2 Chronicles 7:19-22).

Pray for the repentance of Christians and Jews who have gone astray and have been seduced by the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Shamanism, the occult and other aberrant teachings.                           

Pray that the YHWH will raise up apologists to preach to them in a way that their consciences will be convicted and in a manner that they will understand.

 YHWH was very displeased for “the children of Yisra’el and the children of Yehudah have done only evil before Me, from their youth. For the children of Yisra’el have only provoked Me with the work of their hands,” declares YHWH.” Many of the leading proponents of the Dalai Lama are J’Bu’s, Jewish Buddhists, e.g., Richard Gere, Diane Feinstein. 

“For this city has been a cause for My displeasure and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to this day that I should remove it from before My face.” Yirmeyahu Jeremiah 32:30-31.

YHWH is displeased with the freemason, Greek, and other foundations of Washington, DC.  

“If you love Me, you shall guard My commands” Yohanan (John) 14:15

Prayer for the Tibetan Buddhist World.

There are over 654,000,000 Buddhists around the world by some estimates. Not unlike Christianity, there are many denominations. There are three major streams of Buddhism. Theravada or the ‘school of the elders’ found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Kampuchea. Mahayana or the ‘Great vehicle’ whose primary concept is the Bodhisattva who works for the salvation of all beings, is found in China, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Korea. The third school which is still technically under the Mahayana label is Vajrayana Buddhism, popularly known as Tibetan Buddhism made popular by the XIV Dalai Lama, the god-king of Tibet is found primarily in Tibet, parts of China, Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, Tuvinia, Buryatia, and Kalmykia (Three Autonomous republics in the C.I.S., the former Soviet Union).

Within the Tibetan Buddhist World there are sixty-six distinct people groups. Although we will not be able to highlight every group during our forty days, we hope to begin by first highlighting those groups which reside on Turtle Island which have resettled here as part of the Tibetan Resettlement project or who have immigrated here over the years.  

We began to pray for the Tibetan communities resettling in the US back in 1992.  I recall when I visited Kathmandu in 1994, a Tibetan woman came up to me and in English asked, “Where are you from?”

I replied, “The United States.”

“No, I mean, what city do you live in?” she persisted.

“Los Angeles,” I replied.

She happily said, “I’m from Chicago!” She then invited my friend Chris and I up to her Kathmandu home for refreshments. During the course of our conversation she mentioned how lonely she has been in the US during the resettlement process. Every once in awhile she returns back to Nepal to visit her old home, family and friends.

Pray that the LORD Jesus would connect Tibetans with loving Christians in their community that will cultivate deep and enduring friendships. I do think that it’s important to recognize that the salvation of any human being is not in our hands. We are but a living witness and our friendship should not merely be a device to win them to the LORD, but out of a sincere concern for their well-being for them as persons. We are reminded in Scripture not to make merchandise out of people. We are fellow travelers, pilgrims as it were on the road of life. Some may never come to know the LORD. At the same time, I have personally met Tibetan Christians who were lamas, priests in our parlance, who over a period of thirteen or fourteen years made conscious decisions to become followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Pray for the discipleship of the handful of Tibetan believers in the United States and for Tibetan Christians from overseas who are studying at seminaries in the west.

Here’s a list of some of the Tibetan resettlement sites:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. San Francisco
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Boise, Idaho
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Albuquerque/Sante Fe, New Mexico
  8. Missoula, Montana
  9. Minneapolis—St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Chicago, Illinois
  11. Madison, Wisconsin
  12.  Ithaca, New York
  13.  New York, New York
  14.  Darien, Connecticut
  15.  Amherst, Massachusetts
  16.  Boston, Massachusetts

URGENT Red Alert to North American Gatekeepers-Summer 2011

Forty Day Initiative for Turtle Island Gatekeepers

June 10, 2011-July 20, 2011

by James C. Stephens

Graduate of a Buddhist Study Academy, former Buddhist leader of fourteen years (1970-1984). Following an accident in Japan in 1981 and a three year spiritual search, became a disciple of Yeshua in 1984, attended Grace Community Church (1985-1996) served as a deacon, established a training center in 1988 to equip the Christian community to share the Gospel with Buddhists. Has conducted trainings in Europe, Asia, and the US. , Graduated in 1999 with an MA in Intercultural Studies and Leadership Development  from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies in Pasadena, California. Launched a multimedia curriculum company  http://www.worldviews101.com.

“For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.”

“If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman; and he sees the sword coming upon the land, and he blows on the trumpet and warns the people, then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. ‘He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life” (Ezekiel 33:2b-5).

There were signs. Prophets and watchman declared what they were witnessing over many years about a god-king, originally funded by the C.I.A. in Psychological Operations with China, funded by the Federal Government to speak in Universities, and protected by the US Secret Service, who has been and continues to skillfully weave sophisticated webs and seigeworks in our cities, states and nations that have appeared to be have been designed for peace and yet have possessed the distinctive seductive aroma of an ancient political enchanter’s lab drawn not out of the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli,  but drawn from the  religious political court intrigues of his historical mentor, the Great Fifth who ruled as the chief priest under the ancient  Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan who had converted to Tibetan Buddhism and conquered China in 1279.

Fast forward to 2007. Presidents, Primeministers, Senators, and Representatives, Church and religious leaders, film stars, corporate executives, academics, media and press gathered round him like a modern pied piper and praised his cause, crescendoing in the prestigious award, the Congressional Gold Medal. They clamored to be seen in a photo shoot with him.

Is it a remix of the ancient Patron-Priest design? Rev. Billy Graham, the ailing spiritual confidant to Presidents, spoke to the United States on the first anniversary of September 11 in 2001, followed by a dark spiritual change which began to surface as the exiled Tibetan god-king, the XIV Dalai Lama was invited in as the new “pluralist pope” of peace to address the world during the second anniversary of 9/11 from the National Cathedral.  For years from behind the scenes, letters, emails, phone calls to Congressman and journalists calling for a serious investigation of his deeper intentions were all but ignored as being alarmist, out of touch, and conspiratorial.

There were unheeded warnings. On May 9, 2011, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Hart Global Leadership Award at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  Speaking to an audience of 2,000 hand-picked high school student leaders from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and 500 invited faculty and guests, including the former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush and their daughter,  the XIV Dalai Lama proudly proclaimed three times towards the conclusion  of his talk that he was a Marxist. He concluded with, “I am proud to say that I am a Marxist especially here in a capitalist country.”   I was shocked when it was accompanied by much applause from the audience. After that bomb was dropped, the students were abruptly dismissed and he was rushed off the stage.

Was it Code? Shortly after returning to India, the Chinese government announced through various channels that the doors are open to the return of the Dalai Lama with conditions. Presently, the Tibetan-Government-in-Exile and the Office of the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet is preparing to conduct what many Dalai Lama watchers believe is his greatest achievement, conducting the Kalachakra Tantra, a ten day high religious ritual with his shamans and the Nechung Oracle transforming the Verizon center into the Land of Shambhala and initiating attendees into their global Tantric Kingdom. This will all transpire from July 6-16, 2011 in the heart of Washington, DC, in honor of the Dalai Lama’s 76 birthday.  There are more dire warnings about the resulting judgment that will befall our nation after this ancient shaman’s ritual is conducted from those who were previously involved with the Dalai Lama in Europe, disillusioned and have intimate knowledge about the true intentions of his skillful means to establish the Shambhala Empire, a global Buddhist theocracy. America is playing with dangerous strange fire that potentially will end in its great harm.  Indeed, if these rituals were so true, holy and peaceful, then why did they not prevent the destruction of 7500 Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet and the death of over one million Tibetans? Is there more than meets the eye to all this than the easily touted line “we come in peace?”  How many nations have been deceived before by this line?

For the next forty days, we call on those North American gatekeepers on Turtle Island (Canada, United States, First Nations Reservations and Mexico) and around the world to stand in the gap against one of the most serious spiritual assaults about to be launched in history against a country that has stood for true religious liberty. It’s greatest strength, may also be one of its greatest weaknesses. Pride comes before a fall. We thought we couldn’t be deceived.   The tales of the Trojan Horse are not just old tales. Our global naivete, spiritual blindness and in some cases, political schemes may be our Achilles heal. And yet, we too have need to repent as National Gatekeepers for opening the door to this vile religious system. “New gods were chosen and then the enemy was in the gates.”

It is recognized that this door was historically opened by the Government and Church’s complicity in implementing an ungodly doctrine of manifest destiny in which the US Government  broke over 900 treaties with First Nation’s tribes.

Secondly, the  dual allegiance and compromise through membership in secret societies such as the Freemasons, Knights Templar, and Skull and Bones.  For as followers of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, our Master Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we can have no other King, but Him.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24)

If we don’t stand in the gap against these vile ceremonies and proclaim their heinous nature, repent for our historical complicity in allowing these idols into our nation, leaving our posts and not bearing a witness to the alien and new immigrant in our midst; our nation will cease to know the Hand of protection of the One True and Living YHWH and we will suffer national humiliation and further divine judgment as those who have allowed these abominations to multiply in our land (Ezekiel 6:1-14).

“How can there be peace, Jehu replied, “as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound (2 Kings 9:22)?”

Witness the multiple ecological crisis from the Gulf Oil disaster, to the millions of dying fish, birds, and bees, to the border violence, drug wars in Mexico, meth and drug epidemic in Turtle Island, abortions, renegade courts, earthquakes,  historic tornados, epic floods and fires, Great Depression, financial meltdown, foreclosures, bank closures. These are tokens and signs of the increasing disfavor and judgment of  YHWH.  Indeed we had grown fat and forgotten the mercies and favor of the LORD during day of our prosperity  and now each of us has turned to our own way and is eating the fruit of our deeds. Our nation is divided. Lawlessness has increased. Everyone  is doing what seems right in his own eyes.  (Read Deuternomy Chapter 28 On Blessings and Curses).

While we may live in a day in which we could be convicted of the crime of iconoclasm, desiring to destroy these idols, we know that YHWH has His weapon, The WORD which we still yield against the Kalachakra altar about to be established in Washington DC and everywhere else idols are lifted up against YHWH.

“This is what the Sovereign LORD says, “Repent, turn from your idols and renounce all your detestable practices (Ezekiel 14:6).”

“Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words’” (Jeremiah 19:15).

The LORD God of Israel declares, “As I live! I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O House of Israel? (Ezekiel 33:11).”  All of us, not just the Tibetans, all of us like sheep have gone astray and turned to our own way. There is none good, no, not even one. Only Yeshua, the Great Shepard. He is the ONE PERFECT Sacrifice. He desires and will call in His sheep from every tribe and nation.

YHWH’s promise is that “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14-15).

We have designed a prayer & gatekeeping initiative with five simple components.

  1. Online Intensive. We encourage gatekeepers and intercessors to take the intensive twelve lesson course on “The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism” found on http://www.worldviews101.com.
  2. Daily Blogs on http://www.worldviews101.com will provide prayer information and updates.
  3. Social Networking allows you to post your questions, prayers, and comments on Facebook. In search type WorldViews101. it will say closed group. Up in the right hand corner it will ask you to join the group. Subject to approval. For those who also use Twitter you can access that on Worldviews101 Twitter page located at  http://twitter.com/#!/worldviews101
  4. On site Prayer Initiatives. Over the last twenty years many defilements have occurred because of the ritual activities of Tantric Buddhist lamas from burying tantric vases at each of the State Capitols and Washington, DC, in high places, sacred sites, major rivers, lakes, state and national parks, to building sand mandalas,  the idolatrous Blood Relic tour raising money for the Maitreya Project, Buddhist  art exhibits, exposing elementary children to pornographic Buddhist art exhibits,  ritual chanting and curses.  Each site needs to have prayers of repentance and cleansing and asking for YHWH’s forgiveness for the defilement of the land. We also will be praying on site in Washington, DC against the ritual and for the salvation of those attending and Buddhists worldwide.                                                                                                                          
  5. Proclamation of the Gospel. There are testimonies of former Tibetan Buddhist lamas who have come to know Christ in the Bonus area of http://www.worldviews101.com.  Whatever your gifting, know that are many who are willing to cooperate in whatever the LORD may call you to involve yourself in, be it radio, television, film, photography, journalism, preaching, plays, and pray walking.

“The LORD is with me like a dread champion; therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.” (Jer 20:11).