Frustration Exists yet Peace is Found in Jesus


John R. Houk

© November 9, 2018

I am a Christian, Conservative and Counterjihad blogger. The blogs I post more often than not are usually an expression of my frustration and/or annoyance with what I read, hear and view of events occurring in the public domain.

 

One disclaimer I offer in respect to my Christian faith is that I am definitely not perfect. I get cranky and I have little doubt the crankiness were expressed contrary to the way the Lord Jesus would prefer I respond. And as such I have stepped into sin for anything that God finds displeasing can lead to separating oneself from God. Adam and Eve discovered this terminal effect in the Garden of Eden. Yet God in His Mercy promised a path away from separation and a return to the Presence of God by a Promise within the curse pronounced on the Deceiver – Satan:

 

And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
— Genesis 3: 15 NKJV

 

This is a Promise of a Deliverer for the curse bought upon humanity by choice to restore Communion with God. In the Christian perspective this is Jesus the Son of God and Mary (in this case “the woman”). Jesus has both nature of God and the nature of humanity (yet born without the sin-separating curse bequeathed by Adam and Eve). Jesus’ sinless human nature is what qualified Him as a Deliverer to be a sacrifice to Redeem humanity’s lost-separated life with His sinless Life. AND in the death of Jesus the debt is paid for AND in the Resurrection to Life of Jesus transmutes humanity’s life restored with God via the Resurrected Life of Jesus the Christ yet by the choice to Believe in the efficacy of the Death, Burial and Resurrection.

 

The question becomes: How does a human person discover a choice exists that can restore one in Communion with God as Adam and Eve had before their Fall into a Separated state of existence in relation to God the Creator (which was the death alluded to by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil)?

 

The answer: THE GOSPEL!

 

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

 

15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

 

 “How beautiful are the feet of those who [a]preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

 

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. — Romans 10: 8-11, 15-17 NKJV (Bold text Blog Editor’s)

 

Call on Jesus and YOU WILL be Saved and find peace.

 

The inspiration for these thoughts is an American Family Association (AFA) email I received yesterday. Below is the linked version of the email which includes a Vimeo video.

 

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Email by Tim Wildmon, President AFA

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

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THE GOSPEL

 

Though we deal with people, we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood.

 

We at American Family Association believe that God has communicated absolute truth to mankind, and that all people are subject to the authority of God’s Word at all times. Therefore we believe that a culture based on biblical truth best serves the well-being of our nation and our families, in accordance with the vision of our founding documents; and that personal transformation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest agent of biblical change in any culture.

 

The gospel is of first importance. Though we deal with people, we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. We know this is a spiritual battle for the souls of mankind. The manifestation of spiritual wickedness in God’s world is real, powerful and deceiving. As good as we may be at times, the bottom line is we are all sinners by nature and by choice. But thanks be to Christ who is the sacrifice for our sins. Because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus we can be born again with the promise of eternal life with God. To be reborn spiritually we must admit we are sinners and believe in our hearts that God raised Christ from the dead. There is no better feeling than to be grafted into the family of God.

 

We see God’s love for us through the sacrifice of His son. It’s because of God’s love for us that we are compelled to share this good news with you and live a life consistent with a biblical worldview. Maybe you have heard this many times, but it has not drawn you to repentance. We want to invite you to do that today! Don’t wait any longer! Or maybe you have experienced salvation but needed a reminder of God’s love for you to restore the joy of your salvation.

 

 

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Frustration Exists yet Peace is Found in Jesus

John R. Houk

© November 9, 2018

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Christian Zionism

John R. Houk

© August 15, 2011

 

I am what many would define as a Christian Zionist. I am a Christian that stands with Israel and the Jews because the Land was given by God and it was given to the Jews as a promise made to Abraham through the line of the child of Promise – Isaac – and Isaac’s son Jacob (aka Israel). As a Christian I believe lineage Promise flows ultimately to Jesus and those that are joint-heirs with Christ as grafted to Israel by the Blood of Christ. For the sake of clarity: Christians do not replace Jews as the Chosen people. That promise was made to Abrahamic bloodline that descends through Isaac and Jacob. The return of Christ will be the return of the Jewish Messiah which most Jews deny to this day. Nonetheless Paul qualified the Good News of Christ to the nations as to the Jews first then to the Gentile (nations). The Blood of Christ removes the barrier between Jews and the nations that believe on Christ.

 

Is there hostility among Jews toward Christians that declare Jesus is the Messiah of the Jews that will come and bring peace to the nations of the world? Yes there is.

 

Should Jewish hostility regarding Christ the Lord, cause hostility by Christians to be directed toward Jews? NO! The restoration of Jews to the Land of Israel is part of the Promise of the soon returning King Jesus who traces His blood through humanity back to Abraham and the Redemption of the humanity back to God Almighty who is the same yesterday, today and forever.

 

Now my thoughts on Israel as the Jewish Homeland is because I read a recent prophecy delivered through Kim Clement that the Elijah List provides the title, “God Wants to Display His Glory in Israel Again”. Before I proceed to the cross post with the Elijah List I am led to share these Scriptures of the Promise.

 

1 Now the LORD had said to Abram:

      “Get out of your country,
      From your family
      And from your father’s house,
      To a land that I will show you.

 

2 I will make you a great nation;
      I will bless you
      And make your name great;
      And you shall be a blessing.

 

3 I will bless those who bless you,
      And I will curse him who curses you;
      And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen. 12: 1-3
NKJV)

 

18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”
19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.” 22 Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. (Gen. 17: 18-22
NKJV)

 

9 So I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed throughout the countries; I judged them according to their ways and their deeds. 20 When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My holy name—when they said of them, ‘These are the people of the LORD, and yet they have gone out of His land.’ 21 But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations wherever they went.
22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 23 And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD,” says the Lord GOD, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. 24 For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. 29 I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. 32 Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord GOD, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!”
33 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. 35 So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ 36 Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the LORD, have spoken it, and I will do it.”
37 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will also let the house of Israel inquire of Me to do this for them: I will increase their men like a flock. 38 Like a flock offered as holy sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem on its feast days, so shall the ruined cities be filled with flocks of men. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’” (Ezekiel 36: 19-38
NKJV)

 

JRH 8/15/11

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Kim Clement: God Wants to Display His Glory in Israel Again

 

By Kim Clement

Intro by Steve Shultz

August 15, 2011

Elijah List

 

From the desk of Steve Shultz:

 

My good friend Kim Clement was in Israel recently and has much prophetic insight below. I always appreciate and glean from Kim’s prophetic words. Let’s remember to pray for Israel – they are the Apple of God’s Eye.

 

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God Wants to Display His Glory in Israel Again

 

Kim Clement

 

Israel is About to Experience a Damascus Road Experience

Prophesied on July 27, 2011 from Israel:

 

While I was praying today, I had a very interesting word from the Lord about a Damascus Road experience that this nation [Israel] is about to experience. I’ll teach a little bit more about that, but I want Sunil to come and we’re going to share a bit of Code Breakers together. I may do this for you on Saturday for The Den, the actual message about what was happening prior to and after Paul’s (Saul’s) conversion – absolutely fascinating. There were great things happening and yet he was persecuting the Church. I’ll share that with you in a while, but I believe that this nation is about to experience that. I’m not saying that they’ll all fall on their knees and all call out to Messiah, but I feel like some very powerful people are going to meet Christ and it’s going to make a difference.

 

I can feel the presence of destiny. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that. God put me here and said, “You must be a prophetic voice in Jerusalem, in Israel.” And I can feel the presence of hope. A lot of people don’t feel that. What is the hope? There’s going to be a move of the Spirit, a tremendous move of the Spirit, and it’s going to shake this nation and their enemies are going to look and say, “Why is this happening? They shouldn’t be rejoicing.” Did David not say in Psalms that He “will prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies?” That’s what I’m excited about.

 

The Prime Minister of this nation, Netanyahu, has been on my heart since Nashville, when I got the first prophecy about him being like Jeremiah. Netanyahu is also a prophet, a prophetic voice, and we’ve got to pray for his protection, because I’ve had some insight into how they want to get to him. This man is a spiritual man and God has given me a word for him. I’ve not only prophesied it, but I’m now delivering it to him as well.

 

I’ve had some deep revelation – theophanies. Remember the School of the Prophet where I taught about a theophany? I’ve had those, where God has come to me. Just before I left to come to Israel, I had a very unique experience that I want to tell you about. It’s difficult to speak about, because it happened in my garden where I went to pray the day before I left. As I was praying, my prayer time was extended; I usually spend 45 minutes to an hour. The Spirit of the Lord came into the garden, was ushered into my garden, and I felt Him so strongly; and He spoke about Netanyahu, and as He did, it was so strong that I fell on my knees and I began to weep.

 

Now I don’t weep a lot, but I was so moved, and all I did was weep. I must have wept for about ten minutes, which is a long time to weep like that. And I had this moment – and I was on my knees for about 20 minutes – where I felt like God was about to move into his heart in such a big way, and I was carrying that and I was to pray for him, that God would protect him, because there were definitely going to be some attacks against him. But I wept because I heard Proverbs; I heard Proverbs chapter eight.

 

God Wants to Display His Glory in Israel Again

 

Prophesied on July 29, 2011 from Israel:

 

It’s amazing how we’ve heard from God Himself that there’s going to be this huge experience, a Damascus Road experience here in Israel. So, it means that the Messiah, before He comes, there’s going to be an outpouring of His Spirit in Israel. That’s the reason I’m here, because you see, a prophet is sent before the time to prepare the way. Even if nobody’s listening to me, I can shout it from this mountain and it goes into the atmosphere and God’s word is being spoken.

 

As I’m standing on the rooftop in Jerusalem, as I’m standing here on Mount Precipice overlooking all these mountains, this great history, I can feel that God is going to once again do what He did when He was with Elijah and poured out His Spirit right there in the presence of all these enemies that have surrounded Israel, that have these different religions. Remember, he was standing against the prophets of Baal because they were trying to invade and take away from the true God.

 

God wants to display His power; God wants to display His glory in Israel again and through the Church. Do you know what they say to me? Most of the people that I meet say if it were not for the Christians, for the evangelists and teachers and the Christ-people, that Israel would be destroyed. You and I have that responsibility.

 

I am the prophetic voice that God sent at this time to pronounce from this mountain all the great miracles that took place, all the great things that were done through Elijah and Elisha and all the great prophets, will once again take place. Now, how can that happen? Well, you hear the different religions that are all here trying to destroy Israel, trying to bring down the name of the God, the true God of Israel. Well, what is God going to do? He sent a prophet, Elijah, and that prophet brought rain from Heaven and destroyed the power of those voices. I’m not saying they’re not going to be here, but they’re not going to rule over Israel; they’re not going to rule over the Christ that wants to rule and reign here.

 

“I Will Shine Upon Israel, and I Will Show the World that They Cannot Curse It”

 

And the Spirit of the Lord says, “I will not provide for Israel only; I will provide from Israel out, and they shall come and they shall say, ‘Provide for us.'” All over! In other words, Israel shall become a resource not to themselves only but to the rest of the world. They will have people that will purchase it, and this shall prosper Israel even more. Think about what I’ve just said by the Spirit. In other words, the resource is not just for Israel. It’s going to go out as well so that Israel will become more prosperous and more prosperous; and as Isaac, they will prosper so much so that their enemies will be so jealous, provoked to jealousy, and say, “Why Israel again? Why does Israel again be blessed? Why is it that from its soil, which we have cursed, has blessing come forth again?” They will be provoked to jealousy as the Philistines were provoked to jealousy with Isaac. Isaac, in that year, prospered a hundredfold. Think about it. They were provoked and said, “Leave us; leave us.”

 

And so it shall be again that this resource and many others, many other resources that come from the soil – what will happen is, they will say, “OK, we will purchase from you. We will purchase from you,” and Israel will then be blessed to a greater degree, and again, there will be provocation upon provocation, but God says, “I will shine upon Israel, and I will show the world that they cannot curse it, for what God has blessed, they must bless, and they will bless it.”

 

And God says, “If they curse it, I shall curse them. Did I not say that to Abraham? Did I not say whoever blesses you, I will bless, and whoever curses you, I will curse? And therefore, that is why they’ve been cursed. They’ve been cursed from the top down, for they have cursed Israel.” And God said, “That shall change. There shall be those that shall begin to bless it, and then they shall be blessed as well. That blessing shall be contained and shall be seen by the world.”

 

God is Going to Bless America Again

 

It was like the Lord was saying, “This is not all for Israel. Israel doesn’t need all this; it’s for the world, and the world will have to, in the end, come to them, and America will bless Israel.” I’m telling you, America is going to bless Israel in the next presidency. They will bless Israel, and you know what’s going to happen? Because of that, God’s going to bless America again.

 

Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions
Email:
hope@kimclement.com

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John R. Houk

© August 15, 2011

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God Wants to Display His Glory in Israel Again

 

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