Spirit Counselor

We have all been counseled at one time or another by a Father, a Mother, an older brother or sister; by a friend, a pastor, a Christian counselor and perhaps even the so called professional counselor who is gaining recognition and authority in today’s world. My question, however, is how many of us actually receive ongoing counsel from God’s Holy Spirit? Before we answer that question in the affirmative let’s ask the Holy Spirit to guide us into a deeper understanding of His work in us. Every true believer in Christ knows with all assurance that we have received a gift of the Holy Spirit to reside in us throughout the remainder of our journey here on earth. He is not just a Holy Visitor but a Permanent Resident that will never leave us or forsake us. This Third Person of the Trinity is at all times connected to, in relationship with, and at One with both the Son and the Father. What an all powerful love to be with us, to reside in us, throughout all of life during the best of times and the worst of times.

Jesus Christ said, the Holy Spirit was given, “to teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). Furthermore, Jesus Christ had much more that He wanted to say to His disciples but they were unable to bear them so when the Spirit comes he would lead them into all truth (see John 16:12-13). And so He did, the disciples, most of them unlearned men, was led by the Spirit to pen the New Testament, giving us everything we need for both life and godliness. Let’s be very clear that Satan has vehemently denied this truth which has led to the current apostasy. This Spirit of truth now living inside each believer brings this truth to life (bringing God’s Word to our memory) leading us to apply its teachings to every area of our life. In fact, the Holy Spirit’s job is to convict us when we do wrong utilizing all the commandments of God and to encourage us when we do right. Doing right will always lead to a fulfilled life, experiencing great joy, and a peace that’s beyond understanding. Even when unforeseen circumstances brings tragedy into our life God is right there through the Holy Spirit giving us needed counsel which allows even a tragic circumstance to build our character and strengthen our faith.

On the other hand to do wrong, regardless of the circumstance, will always lead to a life of depression, anxiety, and many other besetting sins for resisting the counsel of the Holy Spirit. Many have caused their conscious to become seared through countless times of ignoring His counsel to say no to their favorite sin. In their heart they may know that it is wrong, but they choose to do it anyway thinking that they have it within their own power to control it. I have seen this especially among drug and alcohol users, but can also be applied to any addiction or besetting sin. God was not kidding when He said through the Apostle, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [expose] them” (Ephesians 5:11). Many troubles are caused by having fellowship with the wrong person, reading illicit books, listening to immoral music, scrolling to uncensored post on Facebook and especially watching television with its host of movies depicting all manner of evil.  Let’s be clear once again, we can either listen to Satan’s counsel through these many different mediums in the world or we can choose only to listen to the counsel of God through His indwelling Spirit.

So how do we know if we are listening to the Holy Spirit? It is written that Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light offering his counsel to the world and especially to the unsuspecting Christian. God’s Word tells us to test the spirits to see weather if they are from God (see I John 4:1). To test anything one must compare it with the real thing. Banks for years now are teaching their tellers not to spend endless time studying the forgery but to spend their time studying the real thing. In the same way, we must know what God’s Word really says so we can immediately discern if the counsel is from God or from Satan. It is important to understand that Satan also knows how to quote Scripture, but always completely out of context and the only way you will ever know that, is to really know your Bible. In so doing you can speak back to Satan by saying that the Scripture also says this or that, and you are trying to lead me astray by quoting Scripture out of context.  So dear friends, we must study the real thing and follow the advice of the Psalmist who wrote: “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).  The other test to know if the counsel is from the Holy Spirit or from Satan, disguising himself as an angel of light, is asking how the counsel makes you feel spiritually. I can always know when I am getting counsel from the Lord because there is heart wrenching conviction and a deep sorrow that leads to repentance. And when we accept His counsel there is the awesome feeling of being filled to overflowing with His presence giving us great clarity concerning the situation which often times brings tears to our eyes. Somehow you just feel connected as His Words flow into your heart from Scripture that you may not have looked at in years. On the other hand, Satan’s counsel almost always causes confusion, anxiety, and a troubled spirit. You actually feel that the Spirit is crying and you cannot quite put your finger on why until you remember that to resist the counsel of the Holy Spirit will actually grieve Him, cause Him to cry (See Ephesians 4:30).

So let me encourage you to be counseled continually by the Holy Spirit allowing Him to bring forth abundant fruit in your life. Allow Him to counsel all of your fears, anxiety, depression, guilt or any other emotional or psychological problem that is currently plaguing humanity. Do you really think that God does not have the answer to all of your problems? Do you really think that an all powerful God who created everything that exists can’t solve your traumatic experiences that have placed you under the care of the world’s counselors? Dear friends, God is able, won’t you decide today by recognizing your Holy Resident and letting Him know that from this day forward you will listen to His counsel alone trusting in Him to make you into a beautiful new creation so that you can participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (See II Corinthians 5:17 and II Peter 1:3-4) And for those new Christians who are still putting God’s Word into their heart through the study of His Word (the Bible) let us praise God for the Church. Yes, praise God for the mature believers in the Church who are full of the Holy Spirit, who can also give us sound counsel because they have first received it directly from the Holy Spirit – the Spirit Counselor before passing it on to us. If you allow the Holy Spirit to do His job you will be all that Christ wants you to be. Amen.

Copyright © 2015 Rev. Daniel W. Blair -All content (blog articles) have been published in my new book: “Revelation Truth” available in our bookstore or at a bookstore near you.

Where and When to Flee Persecution

With Jade Helm in the South and now in other parts of the United States one can’t help wondering if that will affect the Christian and his conservative beliefs in Biblical morality. My Bible teaches me to reject homosexuality, abortion, psychiatric drug addiction, and many other sins accepted by our society and the current administration. With ISIS making threats to attack targets in the United States one can’t help wondering if Christians will be selected as soft targets. In such cases we may not get an opportunity to flee or fight back. With the coming New World Order Christians can’t help wondering if they will be persecuted for their faith and trust in God alone. Persecution in one manner or another is coming to those who claim to be Christian. So the question must be asked, where and when do we flee persecution? Before we answer that question it must be made very clear that under no circumstances does a Christian ever deny his or her faith if captured by the evil doer. In such cases the Christian may well suffer intense persecution that could lead to a ghastly death. Throughout Christian History up to the present day Christians have stood firmly in the face of their persecutors making the good confession and committing their life to Jesus. I have always taken comfort in the words of Jesus who said, “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak” (Matthew 10:19), which shows me that Christ is right there with me going through the same sufferings.

On the other hand, if we have opportunity to flee persecution we should. Jesus Christ made this clear to His sent out disciples and it’s still relevant for us living today. Christ said, “But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another…” (Matthew 10:23a). Not every city or country will accept our testimony. You may have tried witnessing your faith to have a solid wall of hostility erected against you. Perhaps in the beginning this hostility will only consist of harassing words; then threats to our lively hood (lack of promotion or termination of employment); and, then finally threats against our life or the life of our family. It may be necessary to shake the dust off of your feet as a testimony against them and then flee immediately into another city (job, community, state, or country). Jesus Christ’s whole point is to keep sharing your testimony, keep sharing the gospel, and keep sharing the truth; if it’s not accepted in one place then move to another place for you will not get through all the cities until He returns in glory (See Matthew 10:23b). Friends, don’t ever give up sharing the gospel if it’s rejected and persecution comes to your doorstep. Flee the persecution and keep sharing the truth. I have personally been viscously attacked many times for sharing the gospel and presently even on Facebook. I must admit it’s a lot easier on Facebook, delete, ban, and move on to others who are willing to listen.

On the other hand, what if persecution is no longer limited, but has grown to a much larger scale encompassing an entire nation(s) and one day globally, new instructions are necessary. The Gospel has been preached to all nations and Christ’s Second Coming is at hand, speaking to His disciples Jesus says, “When ye therefore shall see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand). Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains” (Matthew 24:15-16). Also read 17-18 which describes the urgency: don’t return for your belongings, or clothing, but flee immediately into the mountains. The remarkable thing about prophecy is it’s fulfillment to those who originally received it and its final fulfillment at some future date. That is the case here for His disciples did see the Abomination of Desolation caused by the Roman legions who set up idols inside the Temple at Jerusalem along with their standards of a golden eagle, which has been documented by Eusebius and Josephus. Not only did they witness these events, but they fled to the mountains beyond the Jordan into Pella and Mt. Libanns and found safety.

But what of the future meaning of this important prophecy given to us by the Lord; is there a meaning at the end when the gospel has truly been preached to every nation? As with the first Abomination of Desolation so it is with the last. Rome the global powerhouse of that day stood in the place of God by putting idols inside the Temple, banishing the daily sacrifice, and requiring everyone to demonstrate their allegiance to Rome through a pinch of incense and proclaiming Caesar as Lord (God). The law of God was overturned by producing a new set of laws for mankind to live by and to pledge its allegiance. We are living in the dawning of a new day when all the great powers are working feverishly together to bring forth a New World Order that will take the place of God by instituting their own laws, banishing the testimony of the Christian religion and requiring everyone to show their allegiance by accepting its laws above the laws and counsel of God. They will say, “Keep your worthless religion but you will follow our counsel or suffer the consequences.” To this day I still believe that the powers to be are using ISIS to strike fear into the hearts of God’s people so we would be willing to do almost anything to keep them out of our country and away from us. Moreover, I believe ISIS is a foretaste of what we can expect from the New World Order once God’s Children begin to reject their immoral laws that allow homosexuality, same sex marriage, abortion, and required counseling from the professionals of psychology. As so called natural disasters strike relentlessly against an immoral nation and many are left homeless, without food, shelter, and their prescription drugs they will become easy targets for the enemy. Even so called natural disasters will be used to drive us into the camp of the enemy. When this happens we must flee to the mountains or be taken captive and persecuted for our faith.

And when you go, don’t go empty handed. Don’t forget your Bible and a few good books needed to shed light on their new world religion in disguise and how to counsel those who have been separated from their drugs and worldly counselors. Not everyone with you will be a spiritual giant and will need your guidance and ongoing discipleship to keep them both committed to God and to the safety of the group. In the last days prior to Christ coming back for His own, I envision many small groups of committed believers throughout the entire world hunkered down together escaping those in power who wish to do them harm lest they repent of their total dependence upon God and be willing to follow their counsel above God’s counsel in His infallible and all sufficient Word. Jesus Christ continues, “And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be ” (Matthew 24:19-20). As God’s wrath is poured out upon the evil cities of mankind it will be time to flee into the mountains to wait for His glorious return in the clouds for, “Every eye shall see!”

Copyright © 2015 Rev. Daniel W. Blair -All content (blog articles) have been published in my new book: “Revelation Truth” available in our bookstore or at a bookstore near you.

All Israel will be Saved

“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written:” (Romans 11:25-26a). As it is written! God made an everlasting covenant with Israel choosing them from all the nations in the world to be His people. And to this day there has been a faithful remnant in every generation professing Yeshua as their Lord, being filled with the Holy Spirit and rejoicing in the benefits of a new life in Christ (Messiah). Yet there will come a time when all of Israel will be saved, not every single person, but the nation as a whole will be saved. What a glorious day that will be for all those living upon the earth.

We know something of the timing. Their blindness will last “until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” Without getting into a large debate about election, it should be clear that God knows in advance who will accept His Son Jesus Christ as the true Messiah. We also know from Scripture that during the Great Apostasy many will turn away from trusting and obeying Jesus Christ as their Lord, leaving only a faithful remnant among the Gentile nations. When the fullness of the Gentiles is concluded somehow the blindness of Israel will be lifted and all will be saved. It appears that the coming Antichrist will hold sway over all nations, but unable to penetrate the nation of Israel. God help the nations that come against the nation of Israel or her people still living throughout the world for they will indeed find that they are fighting against the one true all powerful God. From the smallest country that sits on the land bridge between the East and the West will come forth the mighty hand of God to smite the nations.

As the Muslim terrorists strike against the Jewish people living in other parts of the world, Israel has lifted her hand beckoning them to return as immigrants from the Diaspora and resettle in the Promised Land. From the re-birth of Israel they have sought peace with their neighbors saying, “let us live in harmony together,” but there has not been any peace. Although the wall of hostility has been broken down between the true Christian believer and the Jew (See Ephesians 2:14), many Christians in the past have maintained the wall of hostility, which led the nation of Germany under Hitler in an attempt to destroy all Jews. Even today people and nations, primarily among the Muslims, are calling for the extermination of all Jews and the destruction of their homeland.

Israel one day may find herself standing completely alone against the many people and nations planning her annihilation. Perhaps this might be the very kingpin that will open their eyes to see her true condition before a Holy God. It may be the very thing that will humble an entire nation to accept Yeshua as their Lord. If Israel saw great miracles in her past as she stood alone against insurmountable odds, they will look like nothing in comparison to what they will see in the future when they may very well be standing against Satan himself in the embodiment of the Antichrist. “Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army” (Revelation 19:19). Let me be very clear that all the Kings of the earth will follow the beast (Antichrist). As the Apostasy grows the Antichrist will come into focus for all true believers to recognize.

When Israel accepts the true Messiah it will become a blessing to the entire world. “How much greater riches will their (Israel’s) fullness bring!” (See Romans 11:12) As an entire nation returns to God believing in His Son as the true Messiah sent two thousand years ago they will soon discover true peace. They will learn that true peace begins in the heart between God and man. After many years of trying to make peace with their Muslim neighbors and the backsliding nations of the West without having a true peace with God will finally reveal its futility. Think of the Palestinian Christians who will embrace their new Jewish brothers in Christ as the wall of hostility comes tumbling down and new relationships are cemented. Think of the Christian remnant worldwide who will rejoice in their deliverance while the threat of their persecution drives them deeper underground.

So let me conclude this article by saying that if you are a true believer in Christ then you should be standing with the nation of Israel even if it means standing against the administration of your own country. Dear friends, please do not be afraid to speak up and speak out for the nation of Israel who is still God’s chosen people and under His divine protection, because of the everlasting covenant and His faithful remnant who believe in Yeshua as their Lord.

Copyright © 2015 Rev. Daniel W. Blair – All content (blog articles) have been published in my new book: “Revelation Truth” available in our bookstore or at a bookstore near you.

Final Warning

This is your final warning, repent now or experience the full extent of God’s wrath that will be poured out on our country. I wrote these words back in 2006 and every day since, these words become more prophetic for a country that has all but turned its back on the one true God.

Thus saith the Lord, “Legalizing abortion, homosexuality, and same sex marriage has barely scratched the surface of your immorality. You are a country that has kneeled at the altar of psychology seeking answers to your multitude of problems. You are staggering around like a drunk under the heavy weight of psychotropic drug addiction. I am no longer welcome in your schools as you seek to introduce the practices and traditions of other world religions among your children. Your leaders no longer respect me as the God over all of mankind, but now seek an audience with foreign gods through appeasement and empty treaties. Every vile and unclean bird has been allowed to enter your borders to set up human trafficking, magical arts, sorcery, and every manner of lewdness. What can be said about your greed and lust for power that has abandoned all restraints of morality and have inflicted pain upon my people will be written in your epitaph.”

Thus saith the Lord, “Don’t blame your president for it was you who put him into office, not once but twice. Don’t blame your pastors for it was you who called them to their office. Don’t blame anyone but yourself, for you are the ones that remained silent and did not speak up for Me. Even the foreigner has recognized your great immorality and has referred to you as the Great Satan. Because of your great wickedness and refusal to repent of your many sins then I will bring my wrath upon your country. In the midst of the great apostasy spoken of by my prophet the Apostle Paul, I will raise up an ancient power from the East that will reign down my wrath upon your country and others who have rejected my truth and denied My Son Jesus Christ as Lord.”

Yes, Iran could be used as the very hand of God to bring His wrath to an apostate nation. Why is President Obama allowing them to proceed with their nuclear plans? Why is he allowing North Korea to proceed with testing of their long range missiles and the possible resurrection of their nuclear program, when both call for the annihilation of our country and the nation of Israel. Even if they cannot pinpoint their target they both will soon have the capacity, if not already, to detonate a nuclear device in our upper atmosphere creating an EMP event and causing the fulfillment of a vision I received last year (simply called “Visions “on YouTube). This would not be the first time that God used a pagan power to unleash His unbridled wrath upon His people for rejecting Him and turning to the idols of their age.

So what can be done? I believe there is only one answer to that question! This country must repent. It must transcend political, religious, and racial barriers. Every man, woman, and child must repent of their gross immorality and turn to the one true God of Heaven and Earth. They must stop relying upon the secular goddess of psychiatry and psychology and turn back to God and His anointed Word alone to solve all of their problems. They must seek immediate medical assistance in getting off their psychotropic drugs and trusting in God to bring the true healing once they have truly accepted Him as their Master and Lord. Homosexuals and lesbians must repent of their lifestyles and seek to have relationships with only the opposite sex. Abortions must be stopped and banned as a legal practice. Fair wages must be paid to all workers with health insurance paid by their employers, from the least to the greatest. All traditions and practices of other gods must be banned and not be allowed in our public schools to lead our children astray. Public reading of the sacred Scripture of the Christian faith must be allowed in all public schools along with the ability of our children to pray openly to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Finally, God’s infallible Word must be applied to all of society and where man’s laws contradict its teachings then they must be overturned.

I pray that all will seek God’s direction in how this should be accomplished. Clearly I believe this should not be done at the point of a gun or by open rebellion against all elected officials. On the other hand, God’s children must be busy fighting the unjust laws of our land. They must be busy withdrawing their children from the public school system and setting up their own schools. They must be busy organizing an electorate that would only put people in public office that adheres to the creeds of the Christian faith. They must be busy overturning laws that legalize abortion and same sex marriages and no longer allowing them to flag in zeal at public events. They must be busy preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone they come into contact. They must be busy in not calling pastors to church leadership roles when they openly support the art of psychology and psychiatry and who refuse to counsel their flock only from God’s anointed Word. God’s people cannot just sit idly by waiting for the secret rapture to rescue them before His wrath is poured out on an evil world. The clock is ticking and time is running out. We must work for true change, while time is left. We must seek justice and righteousness for all. God help us if we are not busy when He returns in Glory. So, let’s get busy and bring real change back to America.

Copyright © 2015 Rev. Daniel W. Blair – All content (blog articles) have been published in my new book: “Revelation Truth” available in our bookstore or at a bookstore near you.

Tribulation Coming – Are You Prepared?

Has anyone noticed that we live in a hopeless generation? As the Doomsday clock clicked two minuets closer to Midnight most wonder if they will survive the coming distress. As the world ponders an increase in global disasters, a nuclear holocaust, worldwide persecution of Christians, or a pandemic the civilization is left with little hope. Anxiety has reached an all time high. Many are hoping that they will escape the clutches of fanatical terrorist or the terror of evil gangsters roaming our inner-cities. Gun sales have skyrocketed. Many are hoping for financial independence to pay more than the monthly minimum payment, freedom from dependence on the State and its welfare rolls, and the ability to feed and clothe their family. Yet, total dependence upon the State to provide assistance is on the increase. Many others hope for a good marriage that will last, while co-habitation has become the standard. Others hope that they can escape their bondage to the multitude of emotional and psychological problems, yet every day more enter into bondage to worldly counseling and psychotropic drug addiction. The tragedy is that most will not hope beyond what they can see or touch. We live in a hopeless generation!

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