Sunday, December 21, 2014

Are You in God's Will?


That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: [1Pet 1:7]

It has been over three months since I have written on the blog, but due to many factors, it has been challenging (to say the least) to accomplish posting. Many of you have written, inquiring about how I am doing.  Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the emails.  Thank you from the inner chambers of my heart! (I do not have time to write each of you individually. This will be explained further on - partially.)  Thanks for understanding (in advance).

My last post and radio program explained why I was led to leave the United States.  I know that the Lord was with me and ordering my steps, despite outward appearances.  The journey was incredibly long (six days on a bus); however, it was a safe trip and blessed.

However, the Lord had a plan in mind that I never would have agreed to IF He had asked me to agree ... well, obviously I would eventually agree (He IS King and LORD God after all), but there would have been some "discussion" between us, amidst my protests, undoubtedly.

His ways truly are not our ways and I have been reminded of that fact in a way that I will not soon forget.  I will withhold many details at this time for a future program (Lord willing) on BlogTalk radio, but for now, suffice it to say that this post is being written at a coffee shop with Wifi.  

When I arrived at my destination (B.C.) in Canada, I had $20 left.  It cost $18.50 to go from the bus depot to a homeless shelter.  Yes, this was indeed the Lord's will.  Now you understand why I clearly said that I would have had a "discussion" with the Father, with some protesting (trying to persuade Him that there was a better way) and why I state that yes indeed...His ways are NOT our ways.  Having to leave the United States due to circumstances left me little time to prepare financially, meaning there surely was not enough to secure a home.

Yes, yes...I know. We are all taught to have everything in order 'before' we embark on a move, yet again, the LORD's ways are not our ways.  There have been those who thought (or think) I am out of the LORD's will and advice abounded.  I must say that these nearly three months in the homeless shelter have been an eye-opening experience.  Again, I cannot share all the details at this time, but what a mixed bag of events.

As Our Forerunners



If Joseph (Jacob's son) was alive today, it is quite likely that many folks today would think he was out of God's will too when he went through those seventeen years of incredulous events.  After all, his father was a man who had been blessed by God.  The Almighty Creator had given Joseph prophetic dreams, but woe to Joseph, he must have been too proud in telling his brothers and father.  Or perhaps he had hidden sin that only God could see.  Well surely there must be "some" reason all that 'trouble' came upon Joseph.

He made his father angry with his dreams (sun, moon and stars bowing down to him) [though his father did ponder the dreams silently in his heart] and made his brothers jealous (all the sheaves of wheat bowed to Joseph's sheave).   Genesis 37 tells the story. Joseph was hated, sold, his feet bruised from shackles (Psalm 105:16-22), became a slave [servant], falsely accused and imprisoned.  Years and years passed... Was Joseph being chastised or was he out of God's will? Nope.



Of course, another popular character in the Word of God is Job.  So much befell him.  He lost everything, from family to possessions.  His grieving wife snapped at him, challenging his faith.  His friends had all kinds of "helpful advice" (facetious comment).  Yes, Job erred with self-righteousness, but I would like to see us go through what he went through and not try to justify why it was all "so wrong" to happen.  Would we not be self-righteous too, defending ourselves against the injustices done to us?  I think, given our sinful nature, we would.

Yet, we have the advantage of reading what happened to Joseph and Job.  We see and understand God's wisdom, the trying of faith, the purging - all - we can see and understand it all.  But, when the trials come upon us, we feel much like Job and our friends...more often than not, sound just like Job's friends.  "Just repent"..."God sees the heart and motives (repent)"..."You're out of God's will (repent) - get back into His will".  

It matters not how it's worded, fellow believers often think something has gone wrong with us if we are being "punished".  Yet, we are not God and as the "created", as His creation, we cannot possibly understand His wisdom fully or know all of His ways.  He is far too vast for us to comprehend.  It is like an ant trying to understand the ways and wisdom of mankind. Impossible!

How Long, Lord?




I have been in Canada thirteen weeks today.  I was in pain physically after the six day bus ride.  Then, the second week here (in the shelter), a flu came in with one of the women and people began to get sick (self included).  I had no medical coverage (any Canadian that leaves Canada longer than seven months loses their health benefits - I was gone seven years.  There is a three month waiting period upon return to Canada before benefits are reinstated).  For two weeks, I tried to fight the 'flu' on my own, but I became so ill that I had to go to hospital emergency to be checked out.

To make it brief, I had pneumonia, then got pleurisy, then got pneumonia again (as of two and a half weeks ago).  I'm on the mend after 42 days of antibiotics and 5 days of steroids.  Now the doctor says that I may have a hernia from all the coughing (ultrasound booked for January - earliest available time).  Is God with me?  Yes!  Although I had my moments of doubt (who would not?), I know that I know He is with me.

In six days I have to leave the shelter.  We are only allowed 90 days out of a year.  Still, I have not found a place.  Under pressure?  Oh yeah!  When I arrived here, I was astounded at the cost of living.  A studio apartment (bachelor) MIGHT be found for $550/month plus and a one bedroom is typically $650 and up in this area.  So, I have been trying to find a place out of town, which sometimes offers more for less.  It turns out that British Columbia has the highest cost of living in Canada.

Shaky Legs

To turn to Social Services (welfare) for a helping hand until I can get re-established, a person is allowed $375 for rent. One cannot even find a room to rent for that price.  Am I depending on God?  Most assuredly - when there is nowhere else to turn, where do any of us turn?  We are told to walk by faith and not by sight and we must, but we are greatly challenged when circumstances scream opposition and impossibilities at us.  Yet, time and time again, the LORD has often come in at the last minute.



If worse comes to worse, or push comes to shove, there is another shelter about 45 - 60 minutes from here.  I can only go a step at a time and even if I walk on shaky legs, seeing only one lit step on the path each moment, I will still trust my Lord. He has not let me down yet. Yes, He has led me through many trials and fires, but He IS "ever-faithful".  I will not renege on the statement, no matter who says what to me.

Let us encourage each other in these dark days.  This life is temporary and I do believe that no matter how discouraged we get; no matter how doubts nag us; no matter the sorrows and bitter experiences, Roman 8:28 is as true as ever...and so is Proverbs 3:5, 6

For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are the called, according to His purpose. [Rom 8:28]

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. [Prov 3:5,6]

Have I cried out, "How long, o Lord?"  Yes.  I have had my times of discouragement, desperation, hopelessness and more. I cannot pretend - I surely have.  Yet, the very Spirit of Christ (the Holy Spirit) brings me back around.  Sometimes, fellow believers would have us deny the emotions and feelings that are 'natural' because in their minds, well, it's just not spiritual.  But nothing will convince me that it's not 'okay' to go through such things. The Word of God convinces me that it is okay.

I must leave the cafe now, but yet again, I ask for prayer - for a place to live, for finances, for restored health - however the LORD's precious Spirit leads you to pray.  We all need prayer - every one of us.

So many times over the years, I have written and spoken about encouraging each other to endure to the end, to keep strong and of good courage (even if it means humbly allowing the LORD to carry us awhile in our weak times); keep the armour of God on; remember the precious, costly Blood of Christ covers us and the holy angels are at the Father's command to help us.  He will never leave or forsake us, as long as we remain faithful - it is written.

 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He it is that does go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. [Deu 31:8] 

We, who are His, have a work to do.  We do not have to be some "big name" with a great following.  We do not have to have an impressive "title". We, His people (His children) all have a mission and to our Father, it is all important.  Even if few amongst the seven billion plus souls on earth know us, so long as we remain faithful and trust Him and not turn away (fall away) and forsake not His mercy, then, by His Spirit, He will direct (lead) us.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [Heb13:5]

He Prophecies to Us

About ten months ago, the Lord gave me a word called "Baptism by Fire" and I just 'happened' upon it when I went to post this blog (another story, another time).  

Here are a couple of excerpts:


I know it is hard; I know the frailty of flesh.  I understand how flesh wars against (resists) the spirit.  Yea, but I see the motives and intentions of even the most awkward child.  Trust Me.  Yea, when you are willing and lay it down, do you see how I open your eyes now to reveal to you that I AM with you?  I did not leave or forsake you.

I AM walking with you through the fire. If you cannot see because of the flames of the fire, then at least be aware that you are not consumed.  You are still here.  Allow My peace that passes all understanding to reassure you of My presence.


In focusing on Me instead of the fire, instead of the circumstances and those that threw you into the fire, then you can rest, knowing that I AM indeed walking with you through this fiery time.
 

And this:

As you trust in Me, holding fast to your faith, I shall bring you through.  Despise not this furnace of affliction, for again I say to you, this is My will and My great love for you and I shall bring you through.  Though others may think they know the end of a matter, fear not, for they know not My mind, nor can they counsel Me.

Yea, let him who is without sin cast the first stone.  Now you go deeper, pressing in closer to Me, along the narrow path, learning further obedience by the things you suffer, even unto death.  Those whose intentions are pure, will surrender to My hand which does the shaking and they shall endure.

Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered  [Heb 5:8]

And...

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.  But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad with exceeding joy. 
[1Pet 4:12, 13]
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:  [1Pet 1:7]

I have seen the intentions and motives of your heart, fear not. I love the awkward foal as much as the strong horse.

But He knows the way I take: when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.  [Job 23:10]

Although I removed many articles to transfer to my new website (which has been on hold all this time - sigh), the above mentioned post can be read in its entirety by clicking:

Yes, despite outward appearances, I do believe I am in God's will.  Through this trial, I have seen my failures, shortcomings and weaknesses, but I also have learned more about my strengths and God's goodness. He is marvelous in every way!  Forever, I will praise Him (and I mean that with all that I am)!

I would like to thank my brethern, friends and readers of the blog for taking the time to email me and ask me how I am.  It truly warmed my heart and gave me strength.  Lord bless you all.  Keep strong, stay faithful and armoured - keep trusting and DON'T GIVE UP!  Much love...

for His glory
Bonita                            dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stalking is a Reality, Even Amongst Believers - God's Message to His People


We have all heard of stalking, yet ofttimes, we envision some pedophile or murderer, a stranger, following after their intended victim in a cloak-n-dagger type of scenario, along some vaguely lit street on a foggy evening or morning, or in a desolate public park at dawn or dusk, when barely anyone is around.  Perhaps that is so on some Hollywood set, but the reality is much more grand-sweeping than what is mentioned above.

Stalkers are not always following you as you walk up the street, or spying on you from behind bushes or a parked vehicle with darkened windows.  Yes, they can and do act those methods; however, they have expanded their horizon to include phone calls and the internet.  They can inundate you with endless calls, repeated texting, volumes of emails and comments left on public sites. 

They can follow you on Facebook, Twitter or any other social platform.  They can follow you in a public chat forum, a radio or TV program, on a blog, and/or any other avenue that they know you frequent or are involved in.  It does not always lead to violence, but in a little less than half the cases, it does.

Tonight, I am going to share a personal experience.  One may think, “Christians don’t stalk Christians.”  Answer, wrong!  Or you may think, “If a believer is being stalked, they must be out of God’s will somewhere.”  Answer, wrong!
 
Let me first say that this program is going to cover stalking, but it has more to do with the late hour we are in, but much more than that!  The real message in this program pertains to the grievous, overall condition of the ‘church’ today.
 
Tune in to hear the message that the LORD is speaking forth to people today, especially to those who call themselves by His name.  It is a far deeper message than stalking!  I lay down my reputation at the feet of the LORD for this program.  God’ message is more important!

Sunday, September 7, 2014 – 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm Central / 5:00 pm PST


Coming on Monday, Sept 8, 2014

Is A 9-11 Attack Imminent?  Is IS (formerly ISIS) a Threat to U.S.?  What About Ebola?


Guest Jason Pillow will be coming aboard to speak about the potential for a 9-11 attack, the dangerous position that the United States is in, the U.S. involvement in the Russia situation.  Threats to the United States have been echoing throughout the global corridors.  

IS (formerly ISIS) - who are they, really?  Are they a danger or threat to the United States?  What can Americans expect in the days just ahead?

What about the ebola outbreak?  Is it true that it was a man-made strain?  Was Glen Thomas (ebola expert) intentionally put on the Malaysia plane that went down? 

If the ebola strain has now been weaponized for biological warfare, what threat does it pose to the U.S.?
Going by his personal sources, news reports and the messages of other watchment, brother Jason will answer these  and many other questions surrounding the forementioned topics.  Keep in mind the blood moons as well, with the next one being in October.  Without the guidance of the Almighty God, through His holy Spirit, who or what is going to direct you in the dangerous days ahead?

Join us tonight on BTR (Blog Talk Radio) - Monday, September 8, 2014

8:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm Central - 4:00 pm PST

Click on link below to go straight to BTR website to hear show live.



for His glory

Bonita           dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

Friday, September 5, 2014

Is a 9-11 Attack Imminent? Is IS (ISIS) a Threat to U.S.? What About Ebola?


Guest Jason Pillow will be coming aboard to speak about the potential for a 9-11 attack, the dangerous position that the United States is in, the U.S. involvement in the Russia situation.  Threats to the United States have been echoing throughout the global corridors.  IS (formerly ISIS) - who are they, really?  Are they a danger or threat to the United States?  What can Americans expect in the days just ahead?
Bare-faced ISIS executioner Shakir Wahiyib
What about the ebola outbreak?  Is it true that it was a man-made strain?  Was Glen Thomas (ebola expert) intentionally put on the Malaysia plane that went down?  

If the ebola strain has now been weaponized for biological warfare, what threat does it pose to the U.S.?

Going by his personal sources, news reports and the messages of other watchment, brother Jason will answer these  and many other questions surrounding the forementioned topics.  Keep in mind the blood moons as well, with the next one being in October.  Without the guidance of the Almighty God, through His holy Spirit, who or what is going to direct you in the dangerous days ahead?

Join us tonight on BTR (Blog Talk Radio) - Monday, September 8, 2014

8:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm Central - 4:00 pm PST

Click on link below to go straight to BTR website to hear show live.

for His glory
Bonita                        dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com


(Upcoming program will discuss the ramifications of being stalked by a fellow believer, how it is seen in the eyes of the LORD, as well as discussing the grief the LORD has suffered over the condition of the majority (but not all) of the 'church' today.  There is a serious call for repentance going out globally, but particularly in the Western Hemisphere.  

Are we any better than the Israelites (Hebrews) of old?  There will also be an 'first time ever' appeal made for assistance.  

Also, are you being called to move out in the second Exodus, or called to stay your ground?  You best be absolutely sure!  Stay tuned for the episode scheduling - it will be next week.)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Love Is...

August 20, 2010 [08.20.10] - 8:33 Am

(Please be sure to watch the video below - Love Is Not A Fight - Warren Barfield)

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love), I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (love), it profits me nothing.

Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;

Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (LOVE)  [1Cor13:1-13]

He that loves not knows not God; for God is love  [1Jn4:8]
But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us [Eph2:4]
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God  [1Jn4:7]

Love Is Not A Fight - Warren Barfield (Lyrics)


I Said, Lazarus Come Forth



I Said, Lazarus Come Forth

April 5, 2009 [04/05/09] 11:11 am

First released this day:
July 10, 2010 [07.10.10] 2:12 Pm

The trying [testing] of your FAITH will come in many forms. Just as Abraham, it will seem more than you can bear at times, but obedience came through all you suffered. Now comes trial to see if it is pure. Yea, at times, you may wonder, ‘Did the Lord really ask that?’ Your flesh will bring doubt; satan would join in with adding fear…’What if it wasn’t God, won’t I be a fool?’ I speak once, yea twice, but men perceive it not. Ask me to confirm and I shall, for I tell you to test the spirit to see if it is of Me or not. I will not go against My written word.

The Death that Matters

It is being [and has been] drilled into your spirit to seek Me in all things, no matter how trivial. Come and STAY in My presence, even if the flesh screams a hundred reasons why you can leave. You will know when it is time to go about your business.

Think upon Jesus your Messiah in the garden of Gethsemene. He left only to see if His disciples were obeying Him to watch, and pray, yet he found them asleep three different times. Disappointed but not undaunted, He returned to cry out alone to Me. His flesh resisted so profoundly; so great was His travail and earnest that He sweat drops of blood.

Have you come to that point in My presence, where flesh cries out for release? It is true that many of you have perspired as you travailed, but not to the point of sweating blood. Wait upon Me and your flesh will be in awe in My holy presence. Perseverance has its rewards. Some of the hardest battles that a warrior endures are those he fights alone. To pick up your cross and die to self is one of those lonely battles. Cry out to Me.

I will strengthen you to endure in the crucifying of fleshly desires and sin. My resurrection power will not only restore you, but indeed, I shall be glorified through you, as Christ Jesus takes His proper place upon the throne of your heart and soul. 

 Yes, Christ in you, the hope of glory. Who calls out for repentance, warning of the second death? Who tells the wicked to forsake their ‘way’ and the unrighteous man his ‘thoughts’, saying, Turn to Me and I will have mercy on you; and to your God, for I will abundantly pardon [Is 55:7]

Prepare for Exodus

If you are hearing to seek Me, then there is still time. Woe unto those who seek Me NOT, whilst there is the call sounding loudly, for when judgment comes, they shall fear for they shall be found wanting. Their idols will not save them. 

 The death angel will bypass only those with the blood of the Lamb [Jesus the Christ and Messiah] – yea, His holy blood upon the windows of their soul and the doorposts of their heart. These are the sealed ones. 

For the time of a new exodus is here. Multitudes will begin exodus spiritually [to come of Eygpt, Babylon] whilst many [but not all] will begin a physical exodus. How will you know what to do unless you seek Me, willing to obey. Diligently seek Me while I may be found; call upon Me while I am near [Is 55:6]

Shake yourself from the dust, arise and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bonds of thy neck, o captive daughter of Zion.

For thus says the Lord God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what have I here, Says the Lord, that My people is taken away for nought [nothing]? They that rule over them make them ‘to howl’; says the Lord and My name continually every day is blasphemed.

My Voice Is Heard Through My People

Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He that does speak: behold, it is I.

How beautiful upon the mountain are the feet of he that brings good tidings; that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good; that publishes salvation, that says unto Zion, thy God reigns.

Thy watchmen shall lift up their voice: with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. The Lord has made bare his holy arm; in the eyes of ‘ALL THE NATIONS’: and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. [Jn 4:24 God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth]

Prepare Ye

Listen carefully to Me and you will know in your spirit what is required of you to do. For as with the old, so with the new, for I am the same yesterday today and forever. First the inside of the cup must be cleaned, then the outside; first the beam must be removed from your eye, then you can see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.

Depart ye, depart ye, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing, go ye out of the midst of her [Egypt /Babylon], be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.

For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight [flee], for the Lord will GO BEFORE YOU, and the God of Israel will be your re-reward. [Is 56:8, 10-12] [you will go forth confidently and calmly, for I guide those clearly whose heart is for Me; those who hear]

Behold my servant [Jesus the Messiah] shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled and held very high. So shall he sprinkle MANY NATIONS; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for THAT which had not been told them ‘SHALL THEY SEE’’ and THAT which they had not heard, shall they consider [read Isaiah chapter 52]

They Who Seek Me are Called Out Ones

The ways of Babylon have invaded My ekklesia; yea, but they who seek Me, them shall I save for I have called them out, as they sought Me. My ekklesia, My people will assemble in chosen places.

The righteous perish, and no man lays it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the EVIL TO COME. [Is 57:1] … Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of My people.

For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, neither will I be wroth, for the spirit should fail before Me and the souls which I have made. I have seen his ways and will heal him; I will lead him also and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. [Is 57:14-16]

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice as a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me DAILY and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of Me the ordinances of JUSTICE: they take delight in approaching to God [Is 58:1-2]

Dare to Obey

Is this not a fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? 

When you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before thee, the GLORY of THE LORD shall be your reward. Then shall you call, and [I] the Lord shall answer and shall say, Here I am. 

 If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger [pointing fingers] and speaking vanity, and if you draw out your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in obscurity and thy darkness be as the noonday [Is 58: 6 -10]

And I, the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones, and thou shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places, you shall raise up the FOUNDATIONS [Yhwh, the Rock - Christ Jesus the cornerstone] of many generations, and you shall be called, the repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. [Is 58:11-14]

Turn to Me

Repent of all that is not of Me, and delight in seeking Me, so shall you call your walls Salvation; and your gates Praise. I the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and I shall be your glory.

I say…Go through, go through the gates, prepare ye the ways of the people, cast up, cast up the highway, gather out stones, lift up a STANDARD for the people.

Behold the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of Zion: Behold, thy salvation comes; behold His reward is with him and his work before him. And they shall call them redeemed, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, A city NOT FORSAKEN. [Is 62: 10-12]

Bring Forth

I have stayed with you through the false labour. Now is the time to bring forth.
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, o daughter of Zion like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city and you shall dwell in the field, and you shall go even to Babylon and there shall you be delivered, there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies. [Micah 4:10]

Now also many NATIONS are gathered against thee that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.

But they know NOT the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they His counsel, for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor [wheat into the barn]

NOW is the time to bring to fruition all that I have told you I would do. It is simply a matter of obedience fulfilled. You know what has been required of you. Delay no longer; thus I command you. I will have a holy and set apart people, and through them, I shall be glorified. That which I have told you is about to come forth…

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it shall surely come, it will not tarry. [Hab 2:3]

Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto thee that, if thou would believe, thou should see the glory of God?

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. And I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may bleive that Thou hast sent Me.

And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. [Jn 11:40 –Jn 11:44]

penned by

A. Chenoa (pseudonym)
aka
Bonita

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An Overall View on Ebola Outbreak - Including the U.S. Patients



On the last blog entry on this topic, I added a note which said:

(*note - Despite mainstream media reports, here in Georgia, we are still on the "highest alert activation ever", with local (and national) alternative news sites stating that although the "last report on mainstream news media" was that the doctor (Dr. Kent Brantly) will soon be released from hospital (with no release date yet announced), they are crying out 'false flag'.

I will be posting an update soon, but please, I ask all readers not to become paranoid because even the alternative media can read all the 'signs' wrong, despite their earnest desire for 'truth'.  Well, GOD IS TRUTH, and without Him, we can get our feathers easily ruffled or run around like a chicken with their head cut off.  Please find inner peace in Christ, despite all that is happening around us.  Stand by for an update. Bonita)

Getting the Facts Straight

Okay, this is the update.  The latest news here in Georgia is what I wrote above.  Although videos and alternative news websites are very hyped about Dr. Brantly being returned to the United States, along with Nancy Writebol, stating that the doctor is “soon to be released” after only 12 days. It is now at 17 days since he arrived. He has not been released and is still in quarantine at Emory University facility.  There is no news yet as to when he will be released. 

One alternative news reporter who appears to be well-respected and regarded in the ‘Youtube community’ is more than upset with the news about the doctor’s release, but with all due respect [Dutchsinse], Brantly has not been released yet.  It does not seem as though the hospital is in a hurry to release him either, despite his improved health.

Below is the link to ‘Dutchsinse’ website. He is convinced that this is another false flag and that the ‘powers that be’ have purposely brought the infected patients back to the United States in order to bring about a massive outbreak of the plague here in this country.

See his link below:

About the U.S. Ebola Patients - Dr. Kent Brantly; Nancy Writebol


Credit to the Samaritan’s Purse website for the following information, which is a letter from Dr. Kent Brantly, the infected doctor. 

Brantly is on the backstep of ambulance, ready to walk into hospital
Arrow points to Brantly
“As my treatment continues in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, I am recovering in every way. I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care. I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body. There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future.
Thank you for your prayers for Nancy (Writebol) and me. Please continue to pray for and bring attention to those suffering in the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. Their fight is far from over.”
Nancy Writebol (nurse) - Kent Brantly (doctor)
Dr. Brantly is a Christian and it is my firm belief that the Lord will see Him through this (heal him).  Be that as it may, there will still be those who would never give credit to the Lord.  He is Sovereign.  We all have an appointed time to die, and just ‘how’ we die is not up to us.  Some are here for a long time, some a short time, but whether no matter how long we are here, we should be glad that we had opportunity at all to be here.  That is just my thought.

Ten days ago, Kent Brantly also wrote:

“I am writing this update from my isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where the doctors and nurses are providing the very best care possible. I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for His mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease. I also want to extend my deep and sincere thanks to all of you who have been praying for my recovery as well as for Nancy (Writebol) and for the people of Liberia and West Africa.
My wife Amber and I, along with our two children, did not move to Liberia for the specific purpose of fighting Ebola. We went to Liberia because we believe God called us to serve Him at ELWA Hospital.
One thing I have learned is that following God often leads us to unexpected places. When Ebola spread into Liberia, my usual hospital work turned more and more toward treating the increasing number of Ebola patients. I held the hands of countless individuals as this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror firsthand, and I can still remember every face and name.
When I started feeling ill on that Wednesday morning, I immediately isolated myself until the test confirmed my diagnosis three days later. When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding. God was reminding me of what He had taught me years ago, that He will give me everything I need to be faithful to Him.
Now it is two weeks later, and I am in a totally different setting. My focus, however, remains the same—to follow God. As you continue to pray for Nancy and me, yes, please pray for our recovery. More importantly, pray that we would be faithful to God’s call on our lives in these new circumstances.”
Dr. Brantly continues to recover at the facility (Emory University Hospital).  According to Samaritan’s Purse (a branch of the Billy Graham organization):  “ [He] contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is being treated at a special unit set up in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. He was flown to the U.S. in a medical evacuation plane equipped with a special containment unit.
Both Dr. Brantly and Writebol received a dose of an experimental serum while still in Liberia. Dr. Brantly also received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola under his care.
“The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life,” Graham said.” http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/dr-kent-brantly-statement/
The second Ebola victim to be returned to the United States is nurse Nancy Writebol, who, along with her husband, is also a missionary.  Her job was to disinfect staff entering and exiting the Ebola treatment center.  Her husband is quarantined (but shows no signs of illness) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nancy Writebol wheeled into Emory University Hospital
CNN reports: “Early symptoms of Ebola include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function -- and sometimes internal and external bleeding.

There's no standardized treatment for the disease, either; the most common approach is to support organ functions and keep up bodily fluids such as blood and water long enough for the body to fight off the infection.
The National Institutes of Health plans to begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September. Tests on primates have been successful.

So far, the outbreak is confined to West Africa. Although infections are dropping in Guinea, they are on the rise in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In the 1990s, an Ebola strain tied to monkeys -- Ebola-Reston -- was found in the United States, but no humans got sick from it, according to the CDC.”

The website below provides a few videos, with one of them being a Nigerian Ebola expert.  He is a professor at the College of Medicine and University of Lagos and a Consultant Virologist.  Dr. Sunday Aremu Omilabu spoke during an interview with Sahara TV about the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.  

The writer of the site boldly headlines that the doctor states that Ebola is airborne or can be transmitted via air.  Although the doctor has a thick accent and can be difficult to understand in parts, he states that it is not typically airborne, but is “transmitted through a vessel, through fruit bats. The fruit bats contaminate fruits and vegetables through their saliva, through their feces.  If they eat any of the fruits, they get the fruits contaminated and whoever comes across this contaminated fruit would definitely come down with the disease.”

He speaks of other non-human primates (including gorillas, chimpanzees and domestic pigs) who also eat the fruits (vegetables) would contact the disease; then, any human who comes in contact with the animals or non-human primates will come contract the disease also. “So, we know the route of transmission.”   He does say that given the right circumstances and environments, it ‘could’ be airborne, but you must hear his explanation of ‘how’ that is possible.

He begins:  “We may hear that where we might have people submitting the virus, and the virus is in large quantities, say a million particles, possibility of general aerosols cannot be ruled out.” He goes on to explain that when the level is on the high side, "any of the spillage could be dried off and be blown by air, so it’s not impossible…”  He is not saying that Ebola is airborne, he is saying that if it is in ‘large quantities’, it is possible.  Well, we all know that anything is possible with diseases, especially if they morph.  Listen carefully to the video and judge for yourself. (link to Investment watchdog below)

The site follows up the Professor’s video with ‘Dutchsinse’s video, which states that Dr. Kent Brantly is soon to be released.  Just shy of three weeks after Brantly was transferred to the University Hospital here in Georgia, he is still not released. (I'm in Georgia - I hear the local news.)  

Please people, calm down and do not fall into the hype.  I realize that many ‘truthers’ are merely trying to warn the people, sickened (as most of us all) by the lies of the mainstream media, but they too are human and not infallible. 

Finally, the site provides a one minute video where the WHO (World Health Organization) states that beds are filling up faster than they can be provided, meaning that the “outbreak in west Africa is far more severe than the numbers show.” 
CDC Atlanta on conference all to CDC workers in West Africa
However, Dr. Stephan Monroe of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states:  “We are pretty confident that normal isolation protocols in the U.S. or western style medicine would prevent transmission.”  A representative from WHO in Geneva stated: “The flood of patients into every newly opened treatment centre is evidence that the official tolls aren’t keeping up.”   

We have to stand back and look at the whole picture and get the overall view.  (Remember when you are in the forest, you cannot see the forest for the trees, meaning we're looking too closely at the small details or too closely involved.)  Those living in the U.S. are overly concerned because 'now' the disease is in 'their' country.  It's no longer - over 'there' (is my point).

Keep in mind that many of the ‘patients’ who are overwhelming these centres by vast numbers are also people who want to be tested to make sure they do not have the disease.  Hundreds, if not thousands, are not sick, but need to know in their own minds that they are not infected, so they go to the Ebola treatment centres to be tested for the disease.

The one and only comment on the Christian Post website made an intriguing statement:

10:44 AM on August 15, 2014

From the WHO..."Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness."

Although the above statement may be true, that very information also pertains to all transferrable (transmittable) diseases.  We have to use critical thinking, people, and not panic.

A Word about Ebola from Encyclopedia Britannica
 
Just like influenza (flu), there are different strains (species) of Ebola, five to be precise. Encyclopedia Britannica writes about Ebola, including the most recent outbreak (emphasis mine).

Ebola viruses take their name from the Ebola River in the northern Congo basin of central Africa, where they first emerged in 1976. Ebola viruses are closely related to species in the genus Marburgvirus, which was discovered in 1967, and the two are the only members of the Filoviridae that cause epidemic human disease. Five species of ebola viruses, known as Zaire ebola virus (EBOV), Sudan ebola virus (SUDV), Ta├» Forest ebola virus (TAFV), Reston ebola virus (RESTV), and Bundibugyo ebola virus (BDBV), named for their outbreak locations, have been described.

A large outbreak occurred in western Africa in 2014, affecting people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. Nearly 1,800 cases, over half of which resulted in death, had been reported by early August of that year. 

Though outbreaks were normally brought under control effectively through existing prevention and treatment strategies, the 2014 outbreak was complicated by a limited health workforce and particularly by misperceptions of the disease among some people living in affected regions, and public health experts anticipated the spread of the disease to other countries in Africa; there was concern that it could reach distant areas, including the United Kingdom and the United States, as a result of travel by infected individuals. 

On August 8, following a sudden rise in cases that severely compromised aid efforts, the director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, announced the decision to declare the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.”  

(note* - It would appear that a shortage of doctors and/or general health care precipitated the problem of the outbreak.  This is one reason why Samaritan’s Purse and other Christian missionary groups got involved and sent out doctors and nurses.  There is a shortage of health care, and all of us know that whether it is Ebola or a flu outbreak, without proper health care, any disease will spread rapidly.  It’s common sense. Ed.BP)

People have questions, fears and opinions:

“Considering the symptoms for a late-stage Ebola victim are heavy sweating, vomiting and diarrhea, I am not so sure that humans arent effective at creating aerosols at the height of infection.
Do we actually have data on the aersolization potential of humans at the height of infection, or are you assuming?  If this ebola variant isn’t airborne, how did more than 100 health workers outfitted with Biohazard suits contract the disease? It is pretty obvious, I think, that this ebola outbreak is spreading through the air.”
An Atlanta Resident Speaks Out
For a no-nonsense perspective, I have included the link to an article written by a lady named Maryn McKenna at wired.com.  Maryn is an Atlanta resident who lives less than two miles from Emory University and the CDC.  If we truly are after truth and seek to judge with righteous judgment, then in all fairness, we must listen to ALL sides – THEN, we take it to the LORD.  She also provides many links for further research.

God is Still Sovereign

I would encourage every concerned reader to do their own research.  I have provided some leads to start you along the path, if you so desire to pursue the subject. We serve a Sovereign God and yes, we 'know' that judgment is upon the earth.  The entire world is in chaos right now, from various wars happening to pestilences and so much more.  Why be so surprised though, as Jesus forewarned us of all of this in Matthew 24.
Take each day at a time, or you will never enjoy a moment in this life.  God is still Sovereign and still LORD over all.  He has warned that old diseases will be resurrected and morph into incurable diseases.  We also know that wicked, evil people desire to weaponize illnesses, creating biological weapons for their planned biological warfare.  We know this!

We must continue to walk with God, who promised that if we do NOT lean to our own understanding, He WILL direct our steps. (Prov 3:5,6)

Allow me to gently remind you of all the hype over Fema region 3, the asteroid that was going to land by Puerto Rico, the vast number of body bags etc, the December 2012 Mayan calendar, Elenin hype and too much more to put here.  We all know that asteroids are a very real threat.  We see what the Word of God says about the sky being like a scroll, the stars of heaven ‘falling’, the earth ‘reeling to and fro’ like a drunkard and much, much more.  We KNOW these things are coming and will happen.

We know earthquakes, volcanoes, wars and rumours of wars are and have happened and will increase…for it is written.  I would strongly encourage each reader that is a believer to take serious tie with the LORD and allow HIM to guide you.  We cannot go each day living in fear, for as the Bible declares, “fear has torment, but perfect love (GOD is LOVE) casts out fear.” [1Jn4:18]

If you are not a believer, I would strongly urge you to seek after your Creator because the place of torment (typically and popularly called ‘hell’) and the “lake of fire” are very real.  Repent of unrighteousness and wickedness (sins) and turn away from it. 

What is coming is inevitable and ‘will’ happen.  The entire earth (every nation, every tongue, every tribe and clan) will be affected.  We are witnessing God’s judgment upon the earth, but the worst is yet to come.  Woe to those who must endure God’s wrath though.  It will make His judgment look like a walk in the park.

Even little children learn and come to know that everything on this earth dies.  We all have an appointed time to die.  The important thing is whether we die in Christ or not, meaning whether we are saved (salvation) or not.  We all have a choice.  Choose wisely!

Our Saviour (He who willingly offered up His own life as a blood sacrifice, as atonement for sins) spoke these very words:


And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.   And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

For every one that does evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  [Jn 3:14-21]
Selah

for His glory

Bonita              dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

(Note* - I have been working hard in the background preparing my book "First the Inside of the Cup" (for free reading) - BUT ALSO, preparing my website, so that I do not have to put up with these crazy white blocks that show up on this site.  I truly do apologize for the messy look of it, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out why Blogspot does that in the editing box.  My apologies... soon, my new website will have content and hopefully all readers from here will then grow accustomed to my new, more user-friendly site...without these ridiculous whited-out boxes of text.

Your understanding and particularly your patience, loyalty and support is appreciated more than words can express.  Shalom of Christ be upon you and yours.  bonita)