Sackcloth and Ashes poetry

January 27, 2019

Sackcloth and Ashes

February 21, 2014

America, America

How we need to sit

In sack cloth and ashes

Uncovering our sin

 

Sins of us all

From great to small

It matters to God

How our country did fall

 

Whether by silence

Or outright by sin

We’re in this together

Repentance can mend

 

Have we forgotten

What our forefathers bore

The wounds and the scars

So freedom could soar

 

And where are the churches

Calling it sin

Demanding an account

For deeds done within

 

Lawlessness reigns

Because we’ve sat back

Refusing to engage

Be on the attack

 

copyright   2014  Jean Chamblee

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 29, 2018

As I was re-reading the Book of 2 Thessalonians this morning, I wondered and began to pray, “Lord, have I said enough? If we get cut off electronically or otherwise, has everyone in my sphere of life heard the truth about You, the second coming, and the necessary warnings about the anti-christ and the beast system that You Lord have not hidden, because it is written in Your Book. (Bible). Are people even reading the Bible? (I know many of you are) Do they know the consequences and danger they may be in by not knowing the truth?

Jesus greatest concern about the people alive at the end of the age was “deception”. (Matthew 24) He even wondered if He would find faith on earth when He returned. Do people know there will be a great falling away? (from the true faith) even some that called themselves Christians and may have even preached well for decades…..that even these could be fooled? You can’t “fall away” from something you have not been a part of.

2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 “ Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (Day of the Lord) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

We automatically think that this means a temple in Jerusalem and maybe so…..but the Bible also says that WE are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Does God consider our human bodies a temple? (1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”)

We know that Satan will completely possess the man of perdition aka anti-christ after he “recovers” from a mortal wound. (Revelation 13:3)

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10 “ The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

He may come with the false prophet saying: “We are together” (one world religion) , “We are loved” (tolerance without holiness) , “I am God” (new age already teaches this)

I guess what I’m encouraging all of us to do is to prayerfully study the scriptures more. NOT read someones interpretation of it – although that’s okay if you understand that people can make a mistake. But each one of us needs to read for ourselves, hear and know the Word of God and how to be led by the Holy Spirit. individually. (John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they follow Me”)

One of our greatest treasures is the written Word of God. It anchors us, protects us, helps us to know the true and living God. Then as we prayerfully follow God, I pray for us all that we will navigate this intense time of deception and do it well. Only Light can shine in the darkness and dispel it.

TREASURE YOUR BIBLE AND KNOW IT WELL even if you don’t understand all you read – read it anyway and ask God for understanding.

Praying it will be a blessed 2019

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

With the dawn of a new level of technology we are currently living in, it is interesting to ponder the scriptures that are given to us in Revelation as God showed the Apostle John would happen in the end times. Until this time much of it didn’t make sense, but now in light of what is possible we would be wise to revisit these texts. You can read this portion of scripture and think about it…..
Revelation 13;14-17  “And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.  He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.  He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,  and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Notice…..an image was given power and “breath” (as in make to seem alive) and that image was able to speak and make demands. Granted power….can also mean given authority.

This sounds an awful like an “artificial intelligence” AI that we know they are developing. With algorithms that make it seem like it is thinking. And now computers “speak” and answer your questions. Think about ‘Siri” and artificial intelligence that can pretty much can answer any question you ask it. And they have given it a personality.

Then jump to the last part. No one will be able to buy and sell with out the mark or number of the beast. Ask yourself why? They already have RFID chips that can be implanted into the body that can contain all kinds of info. But the point I am making is that it speaks of a technology that was not even in existence a few decades ago. Yet the Apostle John saw it in a vision 2000 years ago as God …who knows the end from the beginning… showed it to him.

Here is another serious scripture concerning the mark…..

Revelation 13:8
“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Only those born again will be able to resist this tyranny….

This is a strong warning about taking that mark….

Revelation 14:9, 10 “ Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,  he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. “

Anyway…..my point for all of this is to show that the technology to fulfill these end time scriptures is in place and increasing. If you have been following the news…..even India has gone to a cashless society…..moving the world closer to this reality. (you can google that).

Technology can be good…..but at some point it will cross the line and become in the control of evil. Will we recognize that day when it comes? I hope so…..

#34   in the teaching series – Passing The Torch with Jean Chamblee  —  Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube and check out the different  Biblical teachings and topics.

There is a place called refuge
Not in this earthly realm
But it is a place that we can dwell
With Jesus at the helm

Within that walk of confidence
We can walk away
From all the voices on the earth
That catch our breath away

So many things distract us
They are the enemy
Of the Source that gives us life
Lord, open our eyes to see

What are you being robbed of?
Our Lord, His heart does bleed
He sees your woundedness child
And you He wants to be…

Safely in His sheepfold
Where He can keep you warm
Holding you close to His chest
Keeping you from harm

Why is it we can’t see Him
Think that He doesn’t care
We’ve bought the lies about Him
Think that He’s really not there

Now you don’t need a building
Or a pew to kneel down there
There is an alter in your heart
And He will meet you there

Don’t you know He’s waiting
He wants to draw you in
To that place of loving
Forgiving all your sin

He promises to cleanse you
Your past to throw away
You simply need to trust Him
And talk to Him today

copyright 2010 Jean Chamblee

A NEW TIMELINE – Poetry

October 27, 2016

Do you need a word today
To catch you when you start to sway

A word that says that you are loved
With someone watching from above

To know that you are not alone
And if you choose you’ll have a home

The Lord has paved the way for you
If you just choose to walk on through

His blood is on the mercy seat
To wash you clean if you receive

This life we have – not all there is
Beyond the veil we’ll live with Him

Don’t put it off, now is the time
Open up to a new timeline

This earthly life’s not all we have
So don’t despair and don’t get mad

Focus on eternal things
It’s thoughts like these that give you wings

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

CHAOS AND GLORY – Poetry

October 27, 2016

Waiting in the wings
Are such glorious things
For those that love the Lord

You’ve been through the trials
And cried for a while
But the truth is you’ve sharpened your sword

Handcrafted we are
And shine like a star
The more we yeild to Him

We’re safe in His hands
In His master plan
Though it looks like we’re out on a limb

Though chaos may come
He sits on His throne
In His secret place we may dwell

As we draw close to Him
Get ready to swim
We can know that all will be well

copyright 2009 Jean Chamblee

LAST CALL – POETRY

October 27, 2016

Oh how this world
Has turned against God
They trample Him down
Underfoot they have trod

They mock His commandments
They spit in His face
Not only this country
But the whole human race

The hand that has made them
Has brought them so far
But they trade Him for gold things
For houses and cars

They hate His commandments
Set out to remove
Any rule of law
All justice they eschew

How long
Will His patient endurance remain?
How is it we don’t know
We can’t trample on His name?

Judgement and justice
Have not passed away
Consequences for sin
Are intact for this day

His grace won’t erase
For an unrepentant heart
Only those that are sorry
Turn from sin, from it depart

We can’t have it our own way
The Universe is His
We are His creation
We were born into this

He has made it so easy
His grace to receive
Paradise awaits us
For those who believe

Jesus paid the price
And a high price it was
To hang on a cross
For something He’s not done

Each has a choice
On which to be
He will separate the goats
From the sheep, all will see

Actions speak loudly
You cannot deceive
You may lie to the world
But with God it won’t be

Two thousand years
Is a long time for grace
Time to get ready
We will soon see His face

To the obedient such joy
To the rebellious such pain
The choice is your own
Which camp you’ll remain

One to damnation
There is eternal fire
The other to paradise
With a heavenly choir

Not playing games
So serious this is
He wants you to choose
To believe and be His

This may just be
Your last night on earth
Only God knows
Your death and your birth

Because it’s a choice
It’s all I can do
To sound this hard warning
And hope you will choose

Life without ending
In heavenly bliss
With great loving care
I hope you won’t miss

Can’t do it for you
It’s your soul to keep
But know that right now
For you we do weep

God truly loves you
Only believe
Reconnect with Him
Your soul He’ll receive
copyright 2014 Jean Chamblee