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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.

About jstephens

James C. Stephens was a graduate of a Buddhist Study Academy and a Buddhist leader for fourteen years (1970-1984). In 1978, he married Elizabeth, a Jewish Buddhist at a Buddhist temple. Following an accident in Japan in 1981 while on a Buddhist pilgrimage followed by an intense three year spiritual search through various other faiths and practices, James and Elizabeth made the decision to become disciples of Jesus Christ. James graduated in 1999 with a MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies and in 2010, launched http://www.worldviews101.com/ which offers a twelve week course "A Christian Perspective on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism."

He and his wife enjoy Landscape architecture, gardening, making kombucha and kefir, film, screenwriting, literature, and music.