Prophesy and Famine
Bill Cloud was the presenter for the following topic, it was also one of the two DVD's I purchased, because of the message contained within... he shared the observation that what ocurrs in the natural also has relevance to what ocurrs in the supernatural... Jesus said to his disciples (paraphrased) what you bide on earth is bound in Heaven and what you loose on earth is loosed in Heaven. He used the following scripture to emphasis the role of the prophet and the importance of the times we are living in, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,..." Acts 3:19 The purpose of the Return of Jesus is to restore... "all things will be retored" to the original plan from the beginning. How belief systems differentiate among the denominations, where 3 things become sources of separation 1) Holidays 2) Pre / Mid / Post tribulation ideology 3) Food The common language to be spoken as stated within the pages of the bible, will be a pure language... conclusion is it will be Hebrew. Food was his focus during this presentation stating that the body was not designed to digest meat, although God permits it ... emphasized how people lived in excess of 100 years old while following the dietary guidelines in Levitticus. " Anything cooked is dead " was a comment he shared with the audience. The importance of food was highlighted, by it's intimate relationship to us, something that is done daily and needed... food was an issue in the falling away by man, eating the fruit of the Tree of Good & Evil. He spoke about the idea that the Tree of Good & Evil may not have been planted by God in the Garden, but instead by the adversary... he referenced Jesus' parable of the tarrys among the Wheat and how they got there. Adam's role was to protect the Garden. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) were referenced as an upcoming threat and a contributing factor in what is referred to in the book of Revelation as famine. He explained how the seed of foods thought to be healthy are genetically altered with non living strands to produce an insect resistant crop, but that has a limited time frame to produce fruit (suicide seed). Another quality of the seed is that it corrupts pure seed while in the process of pollenation. GMO's also have an addictive quality to them. Biblical reference made, "don't mix seed"... "I am Holy, you be Holy"... "I place before you life and death, choose life". Again emphaszing that what ocurrs in the natural also impacts the spiritual, physical famine for food will also represent the presence of a famine for hearing of the Word (Amos 8). Famine as a tool to get people to turn back to God, Joseph ( a representation of Our Saviour) is reunited with his brothers and restored during famine. Elijah provides message to Israel to return to God during famine... Prodigal Son returns to his father after experiencing a personal famine. The adversary twists truth, and while does not have the power to create, he learned to alter things, therefore modifying seed, as he continues to do so today with regard to mixing in pagan ideology with biblical scripture. How even in the churches, the message of Jesus is being altered (the seed), mixing in and taking out what is written... doing what Father has said not to do, and as stated in I believe is in the book of Revelation (paraphrased) "I'd rather you be either hot or cold, but because you are lukewarm I will spue you out". Prophets called others to repent, whereas people have begun to seek a word from Prophets/Prophetesses as another form of idolatry. The thought that I obtained from this last statement was how King Saul chose to go to the witch to raise the spirit of the prophet Samuel in order to get a word of God... by doing so he went thru a channel that God disapproves of... magic and sorcery is not a means to be used by the children of God... important to recognize that the good gifts and talents we all have are from God and are to be used to bless others that they may seek God and assist others. The Lord bless you!