Archive for March, 2014

Preparation of the Remnant

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Our Bible study continues to focus on the maturity of the Remnant.  Paul spoke of this Remnant:

Romans 9:

5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

7 What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

The Remnant is chosen by grace, not works.  The rest of the people are blinded to the revelation of the Remnant.  They continue to receive their consolation in other areas.  Their unwillingness to take on the sufferings of Christ is one such consolation.  Be warmed, be filled…

As we mentioned in our Bible study yesterday, when the tests and trials come, you should not ask Our Heavenly Father to remove you from the trial, but instead you should seek HIS Wisdom to take you through the trial to the other side.  That act will mature you.  Removal delays the maturing process.  Jesus dealt with adversity throughout His earthly ministry.  The Remnant will be subjected to the same in preparation for its full commissioning.  The rest will simply walk out their lives in some state of blindness.

2 Kings 19:

30 ​​’And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah

​​Shall again take root downward,

​​And bear fruit upward.

31 ​​For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant,

​​And those who escape from Mount Zion.

​​The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.’

Zeal is defined as: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.  Our Heavenly Father is raising a Remnant who have been “taking root downward”.  Deep roots of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge are preparing those who are fully committed to establishing HIS Kingdom on this earth.  HE is directing the steps of those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.  Those are the ones who have removed all resistance to HIS training and preparation.  They have given up their worldly citizenship in order to become citizens of the Kingdom.

Much has been said of the 15 year Hezekiah factor:

2 Kings 20:

1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’ ”

2 Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,3 “Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

4 And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 5 “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.6 And I will add to your days fifteen years.

Several of us celebrated the 2000th Birthday of Jesus at Port Austin, Michigan on September 11th, 1999.  It was at the time of the fall feasts.  We are now 15 years later and the Remnant is being prepared.  Could this year be the year of commissioning and full manifestation?  If so, great!  If not, we will continue the path to maturity awaiting Our Heavenly Father’s further instructions.

Your Focus

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Romans :8:5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (NASB)

How simple is it to make a determination of where you are in your walk!  Simply look at what your focus is: things of the flesh or things of the Spirit.  Your focus moves you toward where you will spend your time and resources.  What is the focus of your casual conversation?  What are your preferences?  Even when you are working, are you serving mankind or are you grudgingly doing the minimum to get a paycheck?  Do you focus on presenting yourself as a humble but joyful representative of Our Heavenly Father or do you project an air of entitlement, expecting others to exalt you in some manner?

8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

The ultimate result of placing your focus on the Spirit is life and peace and it will keep you sustained in the times ahead.  Jesus taught us about progression in our area of focus:

Mark 4:24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. 25 For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”  (NKJV)

If you say you are too busy to focus on the Kingdom, you are half correct- you are too busy with things that ultimately don’t matter.  Those things will probably wither away or be burned up at some point anyway.  My neighbor built a workshop and filled it full of tools.  Now his disease has made him too frail to work in the shop.  This summer, he expects to have an auction and sell all the tools.  Was it worth it?  Only if he ministered life to others.  Otherwise, it was simply a waste of time and money.  Was working in his shop the essence of a temporal reward in lieu of the greater reward in Heaven?  Only he and Our Heavenly Father know for sure.

8:7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

The carnal mind, ego, or “false self” is hostile toward Our Heavenly Father and HIS Laws of Love.  It can’t love because it is filled with self-preservation and self-satisfaction.  There is no focus on others.  It can’t promote life because it has taken you down the path of death.  Love overcomes this alternate path and our foundation must be on Love.  Wisdom without Love is a worldly wisdom and is temporary and fleeting at best.

8:8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Whether a servant or a son, you should be interested in pleasing Our Heavenly Father.  A mature son takes on HIS nature which is the essence of pleasing HIM.  That is the son who will be given the inheritance to continue to promote the life of the family.  The Kingdom on earth will be established by mature sons and daughters who are not serving their flesh by have their focus firmly directed to the things of the Spirit.  By the way, you can be focused on these things as you carry out your daily duties.  You will be blessed with greater productivity as you do.

Truth in the Economies

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

In Tokyo, there are people waiting in three hour lines to buy gold.  They see a train wreck coming to their economy.  Michael Pento was erased this week from a CNBC financial market clip because of his assessment that the Fed is insolvent.  John Williams of reported:

“There has been no economic recovery since the crisis broke almost eight years ago, there is no recovery pending, and official economic reporting likely is turning down anew.  Accordingly, economic reporting in the month ahead should be increasingly negative and distressing to the domestic and global financial markets.’’

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Japan’s debt load is ever-increasing.  The same is true for the United States.  The 100 year experiment using a central bank went awry when the powers that be left the gold standard.  That is the day they disconnected from “truth”.  Why?  Currencies could now be manipulated by men in a “self-interest” fashion.  Thus the ego of man controlled the financial affairs of the entire population.  Once again, men thought they knew better than Our Heavenly Father.  Sounds a little bit like the same motivation in the Garden of Eden.  Same song, different verse.

I report these events not to tickle your ears or provide small talk for parties.  I hope these realities will move you toward a closer relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  There are many credible men who have the same concern as mine in regards to the state of the current economic system.  The one thing nobody knows is exactly when and how the current system will disintegrate.  They all know in part.  Not one of them can comprehend the whole complexity of the current system.  Neither can those who are currently in power.  There is only One who can fully grasp how the entire system is currently operating… Our Heavenly Father.  HE is the only One WHO can navigate you and me into safety as the current system falls into complete disarray.  None of us should be led by fear of the coming events however they unfold.  Our trust should be based on our relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  Suicides of bankers around the world are now in epic proportions.  Their trust in money to keep them above the law has failed them.  Their world is coming to an end.  They opted for the coward’s way out.  The empty promises of greed were realized.

The geopolitical picture is getting ugly as well.  The U.S. is once again threatening to use economic weapons of mass destruction.  I am not optimistic about the path they are on.  It definitely looks like they are playing into the historic demise of Mystery Babylon, without any conscious intentions of course.  Men’s greed and egos have once again moved towards destruction of an economic system.  This time however, the system is truly global.  Never before has there been such a far-reaching scenario with the advent of technology.  There are no truly isolated economies now.  There is nowhere to run and hide.  In HIS Wisdom, Our Heavenly Father placed you right where you are at.  You should rely on HIM to guide you through the economic minefield ahead.

Observing the Feasts

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Deuteronomy 16:16 “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.  (NKJV)

Jesus observed the Feasts, so should we.  None of us should come empty-handed.  Every man shall give as he is able.  Some have money, some have hospitality, and others have time.  Whatever you have, you should be willing to share it with the brethren during this coming feast.  Are you a giver or a taker?  It would appear that the above commandment is looking for givers.  Are you too busy?  There is a parable that addresses that very issue:

The Parable of the Great Supper

Luke 14:15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

16 Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

I’m not writing this to make you feel guilty.  It is my responsibility to make you aware of the opportunity to walk according to HIS Divine Intent.  If you only observe the feasts as a duty, you are missing the point.  The Feasts are about expressing Love and honoring Our Heavenly Father Who has provided us the path to life and the fullness of the revelation of Love.  Our Heavenly Father Loves a cheerful giver.  Don’t view the coming feast as another required task by an unloving creator, view it as an opportunity to express Love and gratitude for HIM sending HIS Son to bring forth Life to each and every one of us.

By the way, the work and other “To Do’s” will still be there after the completion of the Feast.  They may get easier as a result of honoring Our Heavenly Father.  That has been my experience.

A moment to say “Thanks”

Friday, March 28th, 2014

There are those who have sent in donations to Servias Ministries: some have sent one-time donations and others contribute on a monthly basis.  To all, I want to personally thank you for your support of this ministry.  We only send out contribution letters once each year summarizing all donations.  This is done to keep costs at a minimum.  Know that Our Heavenly Father sees your giving and is the One who provides the increase.  May HIS Blessings overtake you!  Amen.

Insolvent Central Bank

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

According to financial expert Jim Rickards, the Federal Reserve Bank’s leverage is currently 80 to 1, a truly insolvent condition.  For each dollar they have, there are 80 dollars of liability.  He expects the dollar to drop 80 to 90 percent in value.  On a relative basis, gold will appear to go up in value.  Silver is expected to do the same.

Jim is adamant that the collapse of the dollar is coming.  This is not the end of the world, just the U.S. Dollar.

The Fed is not transparent so there is no way to predict how severe their situation really is.  The top five banks who were at risk in 2008 are now bigger and riskier than they were then.  There are less community banks now than there were in 2008 thus the system’s risk is more concentrated.  In addition, other major countries such as Russia, are threatening to dump the dollar as their standard payment medium.  You can see why Obama is so vocal about Putin.  I believe it is really about protecting the dollar’s reserve status.  Obama is charged with keeping the party going as long as possible.

All the major central banks have the same problem.  Their rationalization is that they can simply print more money.  The problem is that as they print more money, inflation heats up to a potentially “hyper” state.  Gold keeps everyone honest because you can’t just go create more to accommodate your policy.  $8,000 to $10,000 gold is not an unreasonable expectation.  It isn’t that gold’s value is up, the value of the dollar will go down further.  It is all about protecting purchasing power.

How long do we have before the dollar collapses in value?  What will precipitate the destruction the dollar?  The reality is that we have an unstable complex system.  Only Our Heavenly Father knows the one event that will trigger the domino effect of financial destruction.  Sixty year financial veteran Richard Russell says:

“In the investment world, of course, peace of mind is a particularly rare commodity.  The rise in the stock market since its 2009 low has now exceeded five years.  Common sense tells us that the longer an advance continues, the nearer it is to its conclusion.  In the low area of 2009, fear was the dominant emotion.  As the advance pushes into its sixth year, fear has given way to boldness and greed.  On this thesis alone, I have elected to move out of common stocks.  After long consideration, I have concluded that the area I prefer to be in is pure wealth.

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The system is now so unstable that the collapse can occur at any time.  There is no need to be afraid of this event.  Simply prepare as best you can.  Maintain extra food supply and rotate it.  Buy gold and/or silver as you can afford it.  Keep enough cash available in case there is a bank holiday.  Stay liquid.  Revenue producing agri-land is always a good investment if you have sufficient liquidity otherwise.  Minimal monthly obligations will also provide for weathering the coming financial event.  Most of all, be Spiritually prepared.  Those who hear Our Heavenly  Father will be guided through these times in peace.  Others will be looking to you since their world has collapsed.  They will need assurance that they will survive and you will be able to direct their attention to Our Heavenly Father, their Creator.

Seals to be set

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Sphragizō is the Greek word meaning:

to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal

  1. for security: from Satan

  2. since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret

  3. in order to mark a person or a thing

    1. to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp

    2. angels are said to be sealed by God

  4. in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing

    1. to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt

      1. of a written document

      2. to prove one’s testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be

In Revelations 7, The angels were instructed to seal the 144,000 saints:

2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed…

Have you satisfied the requirements to be sealed?  Do you know the requirements to be sealed?  144,000 saints are not that many, considering the current population of 6.5 billion inhabitants of the earth.  Many are called but few are chosen.  This would indicate that the revelation required to be sealed by the angels is not that well known or practiced among Christians today.  After all, at least 1/3 of the entire population profess to be Christian, about 2.18 billion.

Those who will be sealed have no resistance to HIS Word or HIS Calling upon their lives.  Their passion is for the Kingdom of GOD, not the trappings of this world.  They are more interested in serving than being served.  Later in this chapter, there is a great multitude before the Throne.  What are they doing?  Serving:

15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple.

Everyone is serving someone  or some thing.  You may be serving your ego, aka “false self”, or you may be serving Our Heavenly Father.  But no one is outside of this classification.  To be sealed, your “testimony” of what and who you profess to be must be confirmed.  If an angel arrived on your doorstep today, what proof would there be?  Now is the time to establish proof of your testimony by acts of Love to others.  It is time to be a blessing, be a doer of the Word, not a hearer only.  Set aside your own needs for a bit and minister life and Love to someone else for a change.  Let that ego die.

Comprehending the Love

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

In Ephesians 3, Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to pray for us.  His prayer was predicated on us being “rooted and grounded in Love”.  As we focus on being fully immersed in the revelation or baptism of Love, we will be able to comprehend the Love of Christ and will be filled with ALL the FULLNESS of GOD.  It will be abundant and exceedingly above our intellectual ability.  However, it is according to the power that works in us.  This power is based on being rooted and grounded in Love.  Receive this prayer into your life today:

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Father, I receive this prayer in its fullness for my life this very day!  Amen!

The Insolvency of Japan

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The globe is financially interconnected, so what happens in other major countries affects you and me.  Many of our cars in the garage are produced in Japan and some of the parts to keep them operational come from their homeland.  Japan has the worst demographics of aging population of all the major countries.  There are not enough young people coming into the workforce to support the elderly.  People are living longer and their are more adult diapers sold in Japan than infant diapers.  Japan’s bond market is getting worse by the day.  Europe and the U.S. are not far behind.

Interest expenses of Japan’s debt (Japanese Government Bonds- JGBs)  as a percentage of total government revenue will reach 56% this year.  What if you personally had to pay over half of your paycheck to the bank for interest?  That is where Japan is at now.  How are they managing that feat?  By printing more money, backed by nothing but perception.  We are moving in the same direction.  Japan is leading the way to show the other nations what will happen shortly.  Japan’s Central Bank is focused on creating mild inflation in a contracting economy.  This will ultimately result in default of sovereign debt.  The bondholders are often large pension funds holding individuals’ future cash payments in their care.  In the end, the average person will be affected.  This should provide you a better understanding why Russia and China are acquiring gold reserves to back their currency as they prepare to depart from the U.S. Dollar reserve currency standard.  At some point, a monetary crisis will occur.  Only Our Heavenly Father knows the day and the hour:

Revelations 18:1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!

3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

These verses describe the coming global events as well as any time in history.  Our Heavenly Father is keeping the masses in a blinded state so the current system will continue while HIS Remnant is being prepared.  Until the firstfruits are ready for inspection and ready to illuminate the earth with HIS glory, the current system will be allowed to operate.  The fruit are ripening now.  We discussed this in our Bible study yesterday.  Due to Internet transmission problems, the Bible study had “live” issues but the “two-part” recordings appeared to be captured without issue and can be watched at:


Today’s Online Bible Study Broadcast: Raising the Remnant (with no guile)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

We will have our Sunday afternoon Bible Study at 3PM CDT in Bethany.  Bob will be directing the discussion today.  We will start Chapter 7 and have some discussion on the final page of Chapter 6.

To participate live or watch this Bible study as a recording afterwards, go to  The chat room will be open again today for your comments.  We look forward to your participation during our live broadcast.