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Ministry Update and Prayers

 Friends,

Thanks for your prayers and support in these days of unfolding prophecy...so much is taking place all over the world at the same time, my one great exhortation besides dig deep in Jesus and remain stable no matter what, is to look up for our redemption draws near. I am watching many things with interest, as the Blood Moons due the Scriptural and historical importance. Something amazing will come to pass concerning Israel during this phenomena according to past occurrences.

So many of you were praying and involved with the roof project on our house and the two old houses we use for ministry. The team of five brothers (short three) arrived at our house shortly before and shortly after daylight. These men worked night and day for two days and finished half our roof before the rain began.Bro. Morgan has been able to find the same shingles from the same supplier near Henderson, NC at the same price:

72 bundles (24 square) x $11.99 = 856.80

7 rolls of felt x $15.39 = $107.73

Total: $964.53  (assuming there have been no price changes)

Since Bro. Gary Morgan sent this to me, he has been able to reserve 25 square of shingles, which will raise the price to $1005.00. I am planning to ride up with one of our church men on April 22nd or April 23rd to pick up these shingle....they are such a good deal, less than half of those researched in other places.We need to pay for the shingles when we pick them up.

We are going to store these shingles in our car port until we can get our roof completed, then move on to the other two houses. Feel free to ask any questions. After the roofing project is done, we need replacement windows in all three houses and rewiring in the two houses we use to help people. One is occupied and the other is vacant just for safety's sake until we can accomplish these things.

I have been traveling on a limited basis...road time and mattresses away from home are not kind to my back. I have been released to drive, but we have discovered this has a cumulative effect on me. Nancy is still my primary driver. I covet your prayers for the continual recovery of my back.

I spent two weeks without more than 3-5 hours of sleep a night....after treatment by the specialist attending to me, I have slept 8-10 hours the last three nights. One of those night was 8 hours in a bed, which has been unheard of.

This may not sound like much to you, but we are overjoyed! Thanks for those who contacted me and said the Lord had you praying for my back!

Here is my schedule of meetings for the rest of April and May:

International House of Prayer
4013 Northside Dr.
Macon, GA.
April 19th, 7PM

April 26th, 7PM
Christian Growth Fellowship
Fox Creek High School
North Augusta, SC
Pastor Tom Lunger

May 2, 2014 7PM
New Vision Ministry
1187 Selma Church Rd.
Graceville, FL
Pastor Greg Davis

May 18 10 AM and 6 PM
First Assembly of God
1150 Darling Ave.
Waycross, GA

There is a possibility of some impromptu meetings in May, but will keep you informed—this will be here in Dublin if we go with them.
Here are a couple of prayer requests:

This is from Bishop Pervaiz Joseph, who with his family, had to flee their native Pakistan for their lives. He is a national leader in his country....

Dear brother Vaughn.


We are refugees in Sri Lanka, and in coming days UNHCR is going call us, before we get resettled it is going take us almost 6 months, after that we will need tickets to come to the USA, there's going to be another organisation who is going to feed us and take care of our family once we come to the USA for 6 months till we settle ourselves, so at the moment we will need sponsors for tickets for my family because during this year UNHCR can tell us that we can get resettled. So soon after that we can buy tickets and leave from here. UNHCR has now given us a time frame. But our survival over here is very difficult I'm just on the kindness of some of my friends and God's mercy. Living by faith is teaching my family a lot.


Regards


Bishop Joseph


This is a golden opportunity for a church or ministry, or a group of ministries that would like to sponsor a seasoned minister and family with a worldview that would facilitate missions, church building, and assisting in shedding our American ethnocentrism. Please pray for his family and ask God to create the place and people for this man of God.


Remember P, a 12 year old 7th grade boy....he attends school in a very small rural area. He has never been in trouble before, and is a good student from a solid Christian family. There is a group of black students that have been harassing P and his friends....it has become "race baiting".

P has not reported this to the school.

This escalated last week with racial slurs beginning with one of the black students against the white students. The black student did not understand what the other boy said and asked P, who told him. The black student's parent is a school employee. P. has been "scourged" as a malicious racist by the principal.

He was taken out of school and placed in the severest alternate school program for three days, with older students, in an isolated area. He missed necessary tests. P is afraid....he has never hated or experienced hatred before.


 He was threatened by a teacher, who erased his math work, and screamed at him, telling him he was lucky there were other students in there with him. P's parents have been blown off by the principal and all have lied from the provoking student, to the teacher, to the principal.

This is a solid ministry family. They are not racist. Please pray this boy will not be the target of backlash and racial hatred. He has been labeled. Too bad there were no adults at school that day. The parents have been put off about an appointment until later. They have been insulted by the principal, as well as had the character of their son impuned sight unseen. He is the only boy who was put in the alternative school, even though the other children testified that he had only answered the question asked and had not been a part of the conflict.

My prayer is that professional educators will be "professional" and will not put this boy on a chopping block to satisfy vengeance and bloodlust for 4 hundred years of racial injustice. My prayer is for his safety (he has been fearful to go to school now): what was behind the scenes is now principal sanctioned, he is the "bad kid" now, and the race baiting is open now. His parents are considering legal action.


Remember a Christian sister, S, who is not doing well at all after a hip replacement. Her hip is doing well after an initial infection. The replacement is healing well and has held. She has been broken, is in fear, is not sleeping, and is battling depression. Please pray for her.


With the sale of our church building, The Sanctuary of Dublin has relocated to the Historical District of Dublin...our pastor has wisely changed the name. Dublin, Georgia is known as "The Emerald City"; our church is now named "Emerald City Christian Center" or EC3.Our Sunday 10:30 AM service is held in historic Theatre Dublin; our Thursday mid-week 7 PM service is held around the corner at 108 South Monroe St. Please feel free to attend. The worship is led by the Holy Spirit, the Word is sharp, and the Holy Spirit is welcome to move. There is time for ministry to those in need in every service.


God bless each of you. Thank you for your support and prayers for us. Thanks for your continued support for finishing our roof. We are so very thankful for the brothers who came here and worked night and day for two days. Continue to agree for my healing and ask God to reveal His Plan for ministry in this particular and peculiar time in our lives, the Church, the nation. My, so much is taking place so quickly!  I have never been one to pray for the Lord Jesus to return. I have began to pray this now for the first time in my Christian life.

This is no lie...we read each letter and pray for each of you. We are grateful to the Lord and to you.Join us in prayer as we consider the next steps of ministry.


The Lord bless you and keep you in every way in Jesus Name,  Hebrews 3.


Vaughn Allen Clark  www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

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Rise Conference and Ministry Updates

Friends,

 

I am getting this out late....these meetings start this coming Sunday morning at the Life Center of Brandon. I always look forward to being with old friends Ellery and Loraine Aguayo and working with Prophet Jon Jenkins: these meetings are always Jesus centered and charged with the Holy Spirit.

 
The Rise Conference will begin Sunday March 9th and run through March 12th. I will be speaking Sunday AM at 10:30 and Jon Jenkins will be speaking Sunday PM at 7. I will be speaking Monday and Tuesday PM at 7:30; Bro. Jenkins will be speaking Wednesday PM at 7.

The church website is www.lifecenterofbrandon.org

'The
address is 2596 SR 60 Valrico, FL 33596, phone 813-322-3860

 

 

Be praying in agreement for our traveling mercies as well as all those traveling too and from these meetings. I am believing God for this to be a time of refreshing and rebuilding for the saints.
 
Please pray that I will minister true to the Word of God and flow accurately in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and that repentance and healing will be manifested in Jesus Name. We will be blessed to have our daughter and son-in-law, both ministers, join us there. They have chosen to be in the meetings rather than go on a vacation for their anniversary.

God amazes me.


 

Those of you who have been receiving the emails and looking on www.vaughnclark.com know that we have two groups of brothers who have volunteered to do much needed roof repairs on our house and another house we use to help others get on their feet...Brother Gary Morgan is spearheading this. George Clark our local contact has had a family emergency and can't help at this time. You are needed if you are a local  here with building knowledge that could be a local contact for Gary Morgan.

 

This is the original letter with Gary's contact information:

 

Hey Friends,

There is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to experience the Fathers heart through mission work and/or help in providing/funding the materials and supplies. (No one gets paid)  We will be joined in Dublin, GA by a ministry team out of Asheville, NC, and of course folks from the local community.

Dates/times:    Leave before sun up Friday, April 4th and return late evening Sunday, April 6th

Serving:        Glorious Light Ministries, Vaughn Allen Clark, repair 3 homes (shingles, electrical, windows, whatever is needed and we have the materials & talent to do)

Why participate/help fund?      Two of the homes provide free shelter to those in need. Vaughn Clark is now facing some health battles....one is his own residence. Jesus commands us to help our brothers and sisters in need, with both our resources and labor. Besides:  This is going to be FUN with a real expectation of God’s Holy Spirit joining and changing us for His service forever!  I can hardly wait!

Lodging:        . Bro.Clark said that he would ask members of the church to put us up. That’s in the works and is great, but camping out under the stars sounds like a lot of fun to me.

Contact/Inquiries:    Gary Morgan

Tarheel Regional CDC

P.O. Box 2301

Henderson, NC 27536

252-915-1650

 

The men will be arriving here about 1 AM on Friday, April 4th and will be working on the roofs of both houses on Saturday 5th.

They will join our local church, Emerald City Christian Center for services on Sunday morning.

Anyone interested in helping to prepare food for these brothers, please contact me....that goes for housing too. Right now we don't know exactly how many are coming, but I will get the word out as I receive information.


 

I would also like to know how many would be interested in being a part of a meeting on Saturday night—this may be open air.

Here is more information from Bro. Morgan....if anyone local here who has building savvy would like to assist him in locating materials, his numbers are here....he has a good source of shingles:

 

Also, I spoke with our local Builder’s Discount Warehouse and he said that their pricing for 20 year shingles was as follows:

 

2nds – Unwrapped bundles        $12.99

2nds – Wrapped               $16.99

1sts – Wrapped                $19.29

 

The Manager said that the difference between the 2nds and 1sts was maybe some slight color differences in runs. AND, since I have a non-profit (Tarheel Regional Community Development Corp.) I can get them sales tax exempt. PLUS, he said he would see if HQ would discount them even more. There might even be a BDW in Dublin that can deliver them directly to Vaughn’s.

 

Also, I do have a roll of felt and 50# box of nails. Also have a couple of boxes of Hitachi plasti-cap nails for the felt. Somebody stole the nail gun, but I do have the nails if you have the Hitachi nail gun . J

 

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

 

LORD, SEND THE HARVEST AND OPEN THE HEAVENS AND SEND A GRAND REVIVAL!  THE REVIVAL THAT SHALL NEVER END!  THE REVIVAL THAT SHALL HERALD AND WELCOME YOUR KINGDOM AMONG US!  AMEN!

 

Gary

 

PS:  Copying Brother Vaughn on everything from here on out, since George had more pressing matters to attend to with his mother. But … Brother Vaughn … You need not worry or stress … The LORD IS OUR PROVISION, AND HE WILL DO JUST AS HE DECLARED HE WOULD. Bombard heaven brother … bombard heaven with thanksgiving and joy for the table He has set before us!  Going to be amazing!

 

This is the information I gave to Vaughn and Ryan, who lives in Spartanburg, SC.


 Vaughn Clark Residence
49 squares of shingles; 14 rolls of 15 lb felt and 80 ft of ridge vent.

 

MINISTRY HOUSE
 14 squares of shingles; 5 rolls of 15 lb felt and 34 ft of ridge vent

 

Both roofs are about a 4/12 pitch

 

Bro. Morgan sent me a letter which he has asked me to pass on:

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

"He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a
prophet's reward" (Mat. 10:41)

As we come together April 4-6 at Brother Vaughn's to carry out some much
needed home repairs; we have the rare opportunity to receive from God a prophet's reward.

 

The unction I feel from the Lord to be there and participate with
finances and labor is real, and the expectation of God moving in power is a
certainty filled with excitement.  As a brother I say to you; Do not let
this opportunity pass you by.  Be there and give of yourself.  Even in the
wilderness the Lord made a way for those without riches to give by accepting
and blessing those who collected the wool from the brush snagged from sheep
that passed by. 

 

Do you have a gift of wool or talents?

 We anticipate arriving at brother Vaughn's by 9:00AM, Friday April 4th.  We
will bring what building materials we can with us with the expectation of
purchasing the remainder from the building supply there in Dublin from the
offerings collected from the brethren.  I urge you ... give with great
expectation!  Therein is our faith made alive!

I pray I will see you there and share with you the unity of the fellowship
in the Spirit.

Much love!

Gary Morgan.

 

This is something we have been pressing God for about two years....I have not seen Bro. Morgan in some time. The team is going to concentrate on our personal dwelling and a ministry house that is currently occupied. Roofing is the most pressing need and the focus of this trip. The ministry house also needs wiring and replacement windows.

 

I would ask you to pray for the hardworking single lady who lives there: the house has been burglarized twice while she was at work in less than a month.Pray for her safety. We were able to install a security system.

 

There is another ministry house that became vacant in January of this year....it needs roofing, rewiring, and replacement windows. This house will have to remain vacant until repairs are made. I have not dared to make debt to pay for these things due to the economy.

 

Many have sent gifts and expressed a desire to come and help, but your prayers are appreciated for safe travel for these men and for everything to be coordinated. This is a step of faith for them and for us...it is sort of amazing, as I have never had folks come forward for a project such as this.

 

People are wondering what we are doing....thanks to my wonderful wife, we are doing some travel in ministry. It is the first time in almost 32 years of marriage she has had to carry luggage or to do the driving. I am driving more than I have since June 2013, but it is short distances. We are scheduling meetings, but I have to be wise in travel arrangements. I am smiling in gratitude because she never complains.

 

There are a number of smaller ministries I am involved with in our general area...God is moving in wonderful ways with faithful leaders in these communities. I actually get to go into churches filled with young people! It is good for this white head to see and be a part.

 

Our local church, The Sanctuary of Dublin became Emerald City Christian Center or EC3, under the leadership of our pastor, Randall Gearhart. We had sought God for the sale of our building for nearly five years, which was accomplished the end of 2013. We have relocated to the historic district of downtown Dublin and are basically doing a church plant. We are meeting at Theatre Dublin on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM and at 7 PM around the corner at 108 South Monroe St. The worship and teaching are wonderful, and there is a team of anointed ministers who pray for folks in each service. If you are in the area, come and join us. Pray for this endeavor.

 

We started 2014 in the red....thanks to God and the faithfulness of our supporters, we have caught up and have one more deadline to meet the end of this month. I am always amazed at what He does, how He does it, and who He does it through. Nancy and I would like to thank each of you. I want to ask you to continue to pray for our strength and health, as well as the planning needed in the urgency of this hour. This is no gimmick, but we do pray for each of you with thanksgiving.

 

CHANGE  is coming....not all of it will be bad, not all good, but it is a spiritual revolution. Keep your eyes on Jesus and know God has anointed you for this hour. Don't give up...don't change what you believe to accommodate the circumstance....don't grow weary in well-doing....don't forsake the assembling of yourselves together....do feed yourself spiritually....don't be lazy.Look for practical ways to serve God and glorify Jesus Christ and do it with all diligence.

 

God bless and keep each of you and yours in Jesus Name,

 

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, Georgia 31040




 

 

 

 

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DATES, MATERIALS, AND CONTACTS FOR HOUSE REPAIRS

FRIENDS.

 

...HERE ARE THE EXACT DATES AND MATERIALS NEEDED. GEORGE CLARK IS THE LOCAL CONTACT MAN 478-484-2501.

FOR THE RECORD I AM A TRAVELING MINISTER AND HELP OUR PASTOR...

 

LET US KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING...BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS. PLEASE CALL BROTHER GARY AS WELL.

 

VAUGHN CLARK

JUST FOR THE RECORD, I AM NOT A '"PASTOR" IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE. RANDY GEARHART IS OUR PASTOR AND WE ARE A TEAM OF MINISTERS TOGETHER. I AM A TRAVELING MINISTER THAT FLOWS IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. BELOW ARE DATES AND MATERIALS NEEDED.

Hey Friends,

There is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to experience the Fathers heart through mission work and/or help in providing/funding the materials and supplies. (No one gets paid)  We will be joined in Dublin, GA by a ministry team out of Asheville, NC, and of course folks from the local community.

Dates/times:    Leave before sun up Friday, April 4th and return late evening Sunday, April 6th

Serving:        Glorious Light Ministries, Pastor Vaughn Clark, repair 3 homes (shingles, electrical, windows, whatever is needed and we have the materials & talent to do)

Why participate/help fund?      Two of the homes provide free shelter to the homeless and destitute and in doing so, pastor Clark has let his own home needs take second place and is now facing some health battles. Jesus commands us to help our brothers and sisters in need, with both our resources and labor. Besides:  This is going to be FUN with a real expectation of God’s Holy Spirit joining and changing us for His service forever!  I can hardly wait!

Lodging:        Pastor Clark said that he would ask members of the church to put us up. That’s in the works and is great, but camping out under the stars sounds like a lot of fun to me.

Contact/Inquiries:      Gary Morgan

Tarheel Regional CDC

P.O. Box 2301

Henderson, NC 27536

252-915-1650

Send tax deductible donations to:       Glorious Light Ministries

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                                                        Dublin, GA 31040

LET’S EXPERIENCE GOD’S FAVOR FIRST HAND AND BRING BACK A FLAME OF HOPE TO OUR OWN COMMUNITIES!  YEAH JESUS!

 

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You Can Make a Difference!


Friends,

Other than my meetings in churches, our ministry is supported in great part by individuals like you.
Would you prayerfully consider sowing a financial gift into Glorious Light Ministries?  Would you consider becoming a monthly partner? Your gifts—large or small—are very much appreciated, and will allow me to reach many more people with God's timeless, life-changing Word.


You can give to our ministry using PayPal:

or by sending your offering to:

Glorious Light Ministries
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA  31040

Thanks and God Bless You for your support!


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2014 AND MINISTRY UPDATES

Dear Ones,

 

2014 is a year of parallel realities—not only is Good and evil being exposed, but the gulf between them is being exposed as well.

 

 There is no middle ground.

 

 Time for God's people to wake up! The great delusion has come...the frenzy of the world to rebel against the Lord will increase. God will shed Light and we will see more than we want to as the Holy Spirit is poured out on all flesh. God's heart will be revealed to those who want Him. This will be a mixed year of blessing and judgment. Home will never look any better, but hang around until you see what the Lord does.

 

The eyes of antichrist are on tiny Israel, as well as Christians who are fodder for hatred around the world:  the nations are gathering with the well-stated purpose of destroying every Jew. It is more blatantly published and heard than Hitler's intents and purposes ever were.

 

 God will separate between our nation, the nations, and the people of God...we have much to do and see in 2014. The tangible Presence of the Lord Jesus has returned, and worship is restored. Purpose and calling are lifted up from the ashes. God will shake dynasty and empire both in the Church and the world. God will literally shake this nation, even with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  •  We will once again remember that we are salt and light, and will pour in the Oil and Wine. We will be that City set upon a hill. Many in the Church are snared by the system, and the state church arises, funded by government money, preaching what is acceptable to the fallen nature of man without provoking repentance. More people are searching for more false teachers telling them that nothing, being nothing, and doing nothing is the will of God.
  •  Winds of doctrine will continue to sweep....people will either study the Word or be deceived. The madness in the world will exalt ridiculousness that is earthly, sensual, and demonic: this is a wake up call or a strong narcotic.
  •  The stage is set to go up to Mount Carmel...God is about to show out. God has many that have not bowed the knee to Baal worship in this country. The challenge is coming.
  • The signs in the Heavens and signs on the earth will increase dramatically: the "wise" of the world will preach spacemen and global alignment/planetary adjustment and a new age of man. The Church will either preach Jesus and Him crucified or the gospel of the antichrist.
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  • Jesus will be glorified.
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  •  We will see and know...the very things that God does to show the Truth will be seen by those in delusion as the proof of their deception. The places in which few people live will expand in this nation over the course of the next few years. 2014 is the beginning of those with wisdom relocating; this will precede massive forced relocations.We will see a new era of ghost towns and abandoned cities.

America has whored herself to all that is evil...our Chinese and Moslem owners will soon come calling for what they have paid for. The demonic pressure our government has placed on Israel to divide herself will be our own self-fulfilling prophecy. America will be divided geographically and in every other way. We must not fall to created emergencies and crises.

 

God has been telling me, "The cream always floats to the top".

 

We are going to see the best God has planted in America stand before the worst the enemy has prepared. Always remember that love suffers long and is kind. We have much humility to learn in a short season. Learn to use your knees...bent knees and a submissive heart to the Lord often go hand in hand. God has a secret army of men in this nation who have never felt they were worthy to serve God because of the heavy burdens the religious system imposed on them.
 
They will open their collective eyes this year and in the years to come.

 

The religious division between state-sanctioned Christianity and the real Church/ real Jesus will become a chasm in 2014...sound doctrine will be despised. The simple reading of God's Word will cause uprising in some "churches".

 Gangster politics that ignore Congress and a Constitutional Judiciary will increase and there will be open rebellion in some states against the Federal government. State sovereignty will be declared in up to 9 and possibly 19 states based on the reaction of the people and state legislators to demands that abridge Constitutional rights and does not limit the power of the Executive branch.

 

The time will come when 10,000,000 million praying Christians gather in D.C.

The ability of the media to hide what is taking place will erode greatly in 2014.

The real and attempted destruction of our armed forces will continue. Division in the military will become apparent as well...many good men in leadership have lost their reputations and careers trying to protect the American people. I beg every soldier who will talk to me not to turn their weapons against fellow Americans, not to fight with Moslems against the Jews, and not to allow themselves to be chipped.

When Billy Graham dies, a great dam will break, and a wave will sweep this nation, both of repentance as well as grievous resentment and backlash against Biblical Christianity. Dr. Graham represents the generation that gave everything to save this nation and build it during and after WWII. All they died and labored for has been trashed by our worthless politicians and judges.

 

We are very near—VERY NEAR— the time when false teachers will know the severity of God as they stand leading many to destruction:

 

Acts 13

New King James Version (NKJV)

"13 Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

Preaching in Cyprus

So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant.

Now when they had gone through the island[a] to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? 11 And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.”

And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord."

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF THE GOODNESS AND THE SEVERITY OF GOD....TIME HAS BEEN SHORTENED FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT AND THE REAPER IS OVERTAKING THE SOWER.

2 Timothy 3

New King James Version (NKJV)

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

ACTS 12: 20

Herod’s Violent Death

20 Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king’s country.

21 So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. 22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” 23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied."

MEN WILL FALL IN THE PULPIT AND IN PUBLIC PODIUMS BECAUSE OF THEIR EVIL INFLUENCE....OTHER GREAT ONES WILL LOSE THEIR MINDS AS NEBUCHADNEZZAR DID BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT GIVE THE GLORY TO GOD.

TIMES ARE UPON US WE HAVE NOT BELIEVED WERE POSSIBLE....the blood of American martyrs will begin to fall over the issues of abortion and gay marriage.

I had a dream that I was watching a trial being played out in a murder trial in a courtroom. A man had murdered another man who was witnessing Jesus to him. He was declared not guilty by the jury and judge due to the fact the murderer was provoked and "injured" by the Christian testimony and call to repentance. The murder was justifiable homicide!

Christians will, at the same time, have great favor in some areas and among ordinary Americans due to the power of God and Gift of Faith they walk in...we have only seen the beginning of monster storms and natural judgments. Whole cities will be swept away, and those surrounding will fall on their faces before God. Those who believe will speak to storms, to riots, to calamity and see miraculous deliverances. By necessity, Christians will be seen for who and what we are in Jesus.

This will a love/hate thing, as the world needs us, but we do not need the world.

We also must remember that as much as depends on us, we must do our best to lead quiet and peaceable lives—do not fight wars you are not anointed to win.

2014 IS THE YEAR WE WILL LIVE LOOKING TO THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE AND FOREVER AS WELL, KNOWING THAT ALL THINGS ARE BEING FUFILLED CONCERNING THE TIMES AND SEASONS SPOKEN OF BY THE LORD....THIS IS THE YEAR FOR GOD TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR US, IN US, TO US, AROUND US, AND THROUGH US....

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF FUFILLMENT AND PROMISE...THESE ARE THE DAYS ALL CREATED THINGS BOTH IN THE HEAVENS AND ON EARTH WILL BE SHAKEN.

REMEMBER THAT A HOUSE BUILT ON THE SAND WILL NOT STAND WHEN THE STORM COMES....DUBAI IS THE NEW GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTER, LITERALLY A HOUSE BUILT ON THE SAND. THIS SHINING CITY WILL ONE DAY BE SWALLOWED INTO THE SAND UPON WHICH IT IS BUILT.

Most importantly, realize that in 2014, the Truth has come to American Christians....we have resisted the chastening of the Lord and His Fire, His Winnowing Fork. Because we are behind, we don't know whether the Lord is trying to separate the wheat from the chaff with His Glory, or if the devil is trying to kill us and consume the wheat. We must trust God in this journey, ask God for His Mercy and Holy Spirit cover, and press in to Jesus like never before. The Purifying Fire is upon us.

MINISTRY UPDATES

You know the requests I have made for funds and repairs for the two older ministry houses we use to help those in need, as well as for our own home.

The most pressing needs for the ministry homes are roofing, wiring, replacement windows, siding in one, and painting.

The needs for our own home are roofing, replacement windows, painting—I have not been able to do basic things due to back injury and doctor's orders. I once did landscaping and had our yard beautifully done: this is in great need of being redone.

I HAVE SOME GREAT NEWS.....TWO GROUPS OF BROTHERS ARE COMING TOGETHER TO WORK ON THESE HOUSES AS A MISSION PROJECT:

Brother Clark,

I do have a commitment from another brother, Mike Holland, to go, and am
working on others.  If you can hook me up with the other ministries I can
plan around their schedule.  The week of Easter/Passover would be the only
scheduling problem.  Need to nail the dates down though.

A few things for planning:

1.  Projects:  You said roofing was a biggie as some windows.   What we
can't get donated and bring are probably best purchased there.  Will your
local building supply sell to you at cost?  Contact info for them would be
helpful, and send the roof measurements and window quantities and
measurements.  Specify type (replacement or new installation).  Let's see
what the Lord will provide!  My son-in-law is a top roofer, although like
most distrustful of the church.  Let's pray he and his father will agree to
come.

2.  I'm planning on a full week.  What is the lodging and meal situation.
Personally I don't mind bringing a tent and cot.  Weather shouldn't be too
bad.  Maybe we can have a community feast?  Grilled chicken, hotdogs, or
whatever.

 3.  You said that the last group to come met up with some tough spiritual
warfare/issues.  My experience/word from the Lord has been that evil is
vulnerable when it shows itself.  Let's expect to deal with it once and for
all.  Cut the head off the beast.  Let's let them know that their end
draweth nigh!

I feel good about all of this.  The Lord will provide.  Pray for the word we
will need ... it surely will come.  And please forward to the other
ministries (maybe even send out to your email list).  Gonna be a blast!

Gary

Gary Morgan
Cell:
252-915-1650

I am excited to know the hearts of these brothers...they are co-ordinating with some brothers in Asheville and a couple of other cities. If God speaks to your heart concerning this project, please contact Gary Morgan at the cell number he lists above.

If you are in our area and feel God's leading to get involved, you may contact me by email; my local contact who is helping co-ordinate everything is George Clark and I will put you in touch with him: 478-484-2501.

 Feel free to call Bro. Morgan and George.Anyone in the Middle Georgia area who can help procure materials that will not have to be transported would be an extra blessing for those who are traveling. I am also asking for help for accommodations and the feeding and care of these good men.

There are going to be some night meetings associated with their blessing to Glorious Light Ministries. I will have the exact dates of this out very soon.

For those of you who follow my newsletters and blogs, the condition of my back is stable. I am six months into a treatment program and see a specialist every two weeks. I am driving some around town and for short trips on the road....my wife is still my primary driver. Although I am not sick, this has limited my travel, but not my availability.

I had three days of meetings in Eastman, Georgia at Holy Outreach Church: it was a Divine Appointment as I was able to reconnect with friends some of whom I had not seen in over 40 years. Wow! We had church until almost midnight all three nights.

Pastors in the local area of Middle Georgia, you have not because you ask not! I do not make demands for a certain amount of money to be given. I simply ask you tell God's people I am coming and that they pray about what He wants them to do for our ministry.

We ended 2013 in the red...we are so very thankful for all those who support us with prayers and finances. I know that each of you pray for us and sincerely make inquiry to the Lord concerning Glorious Light Ministries. We do have Paypal available at www.vaughnclark.com

I am still mastering the maintenance of that site, so bear with me.Sometimes you have to scroll down a post or two before you find it.

I earnestly request prayer for the safety and protection and provision of those coming to work on these houses, as well for my family as I go.

I remain in Jesus, Malachi 3:13-18

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

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CORRECTION FOR MEETINGS IN EASTMAN, GEORGIA

HELLO TO ALL IN THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA AND BEYOND!

HELP ME OUT BY GETTING THESE SCHEDULE CORRECTIONS OUT QUICKLY....

I will be speaking in the fair city of Eastman, Georgia on January 12th and 13th at Holy Ground Outreach....the meetings will be both evening services Sunday and Monday at 7:00 PM.

Holy Ground Outreach is located 1 mile out or 1 mile before Eastman on Hwy. 117. You can contact Pastor Gerald Conley at 478-231-9143. The physical address of the church is 520 Dublin Hwy.; Eastman, GA; 31023.

Come and be blessed,

Vaughn Allen Clark
Glorious Light Ministries

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UPDATE ON THE DAYS OF NOAH, FROM 2011

Friends,

First of all, let me tell you I know God has ordained deliverance for His people, and I believe with all my heart, for the sake of the Harvest, a short reprieve and Revival are upon this nation.

 I mean a short reprieve.

 I hold my spiritual breath some days watching all that is taking place so quickly and radically around the world, knowing that each passing day is a Stone of Remembrance before the Lord. For the great joy of all the Promises of God being fufilled and the Reward that is set before us, I have hopeful and excited expectation; for the great sorrow over the delusion upon mankind, especially much of the Church, I weep into the bonfire of the vanities that consumes the false peace of our fallen world.

Do we have hours, days, weeks, years? What is this turmoil I see just over the horizon? What is this world I perceive just beyond my field of vision even whose tender mercies are cruel? Yet we hope in God knowing our redemption draws nigh, praying the love of the Truth will be preserved, asking for deliverance from strong delusion and the doctrines of devils in the Last Moments of the Last Days!

I had a dream early this morning. I was driving through a city. I could tell there had been great trouble, even destruction, but people were working like ants or bees to restore order and to get it all right. This endeavor was approached by all with a sense of patriotism, purpose and expectation. They were very optimistic, even elated, and all seemed to be occupied and industrious, unified.

I rode past a car lot and was suprised to see old cars from the 40's on the same lot with cars all the way to modern cars. These were cars of all colors. I was suprised that there were no luxury vehicles. The things commonly shared by these cars were thrift and simplicity of operation. There were three men standing in the car lot that looked very official with suits—everyone else were laborers. They were discussing how proud they were of the older cars since they were solid, fuel efficient, and never broke down.

Then I heard the Lord tell me,

"When I return, men will not be concerned with the Gospel. They will be concerned with rebuilding the economy, with fighting inflation, with finding answers to make the world system work again. Money and restoring prosperity will be the common goal of mankind. I will not be important."

I immediately thought of how the war effort in WWII had unified Americans and how people worked together and sacrificed for a common goal. I realized this dream was not in the far distant future, and that the cars in the car lot represented people born from the 1940's onward, from every race. There will be subtle deception, so apparently well-meaning, a gilded corruption of the American ideals of "duty and honor to God and country".

 Civic duty will be equated with serving God.
 
Older Americans will rise to the occasion with great fervor because of their memory of the greatness of this nation. It will be with religious zeal and unity among those who oppose evangelical Christianity cunningly or ignorantly...all will be under the sway of a whole new brand of leaders who are religio-political heralding the Golden Age of Mankind, espousing our national duty and universal brotherhood in "god": they will preach man's redemption and many will be deceived.

Unfortunately, it will be a corruption of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will be the cry of the spirit of antichirst prostituting the good intentions and dearest aspirations of those who just want to "have a life again" and to be good people engaged in productive answers to make the world a better place.

 Many will declare that America has "come back better than ever before"—it will be a rebirth of the American spirit, except without the true Jesus, after loss and sorrow with the promise of a much better life. The humanistic optimism will be infectious and hard to resist. There will be innovation and release of "new" technology that has been witheld for generations because of corruption and greed.

Presently, a seal has been broken with this earthquake in Japan—God help the Japanese people and prepare the rest of us for the increasing birth pangs of creation: our planet reels on her axis like a drunkard.

 While world leaders feverishly work to unify the Moslem world with "democracy", the nations of the world are increasingly turning against Israel.A deaf ear is turned to the repeated goal to kill every Jew. Christians are fodder in much of the world.Mankind is being given over to the blindness of great delusion. Human nature will respond to whoever or whatever pacifies conscience, puts money in the pocket, and food in the belly. Never forget that hungry people will do anything for food.

When I was a boy in the Baptist Church, preachers often told us how costly was our faith. We were taught our Christian heritage and warned that our faith in Jesus might one day cost us our lives. I was warned more about the perils of the Last Days in a back road church house 50 years ago than I hear on most Christian television now.

I will close this short letter with these Scriptures,

"And shall God not avenge His Own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"—Luke 18: 7-8.

"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:"—Luke 17: 26

These are days we must adapt to God's ways of doing things—we must all work while it is still day.

Vaughn Clark

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Have A Very Blessed Christmas!

Friends,

 It is our prayer this Christmas Season 2013 is your very best, with the reality of the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ being the best Gift of all!  The whole world is joining together to force the Living God into the image of man....since we are made in His Image, what mind we have outside of Jesus Christ is being turned to antichrist, and all that is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

Truly our choices now are Christ or antichrist crazy. Oddly, this gives me peace, the Peace of God. All that I have ever read, or been taught, or have known of the Lord is being confirmed as this world is being exposed to be everything He said it is and will be in this present darkness. His Word and His Name, the two things by which He swears, are being magnified through the mystery of iniquity, which He saw and foretold.

The world and all that is in it so hate Jesus Christ and His people. Even this gives me peace. You see, I know my Redeemer lives. When I read the Christmas Story at our family celebration, mainly out of Luke, I will also read Psalm 2. The madness and spite of wicked me will increase, and the more they frenzy themselves, the blinder they become.

Take note of your neighbor this season, and remember, as you do to the least of these...adapt yourself to the Never Changing God and the Church Who needs to change. Allow the Love of God to wash your souls...the longer I live the more I realize, He is my Green Pasture and my Still Waters. He restores my soul.

We have so much to be thankful for...we pray for each of you and ask the Lord to establish and strengthen you in every good work. This is a wonderful time of year to prayerfully consider a contribution to Glorious Light Ministries.

May God grant you discernment and the gift of faith for all that stands before us. He is merciful to His people.

 Sincerely in Jesus,

Vaughn Allen Clark

 

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The Thanksgiving Challenge

Dear Friends,

May we all have the heart to be thankful towards God for all He has done, is doing, and will do for us. We are in the last moments before sweeping, infinite change washes away the delusion of the vain manner of life we believe is our right as Americans. This is a time not only of thanksgiving, but of soul-searching, of making plans, of believing God to do the impossible.

We shall soon see the roots and foundation of our republic exposed and tackled—so much intrigue, treachery, treason, subversion, and ambushment from the realm of darkness: what we once called sociopathic is the new normal, especially in the upper tiers of authority. There is no conscience and human beings are dispensable even in genocidal numbers.

It is a great reality check and for us to consider the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in great power, and in great obedience, in the midst of the spirit of antichrist working to wear out the saints through pressure, false brethren, wickedness in high places manifesting through civil and religious leaders.

The shock of sheer demonic madness—but crazy like a fox—dominating public policy and popular culture is one of the alarm clocks God I using to awaken His people from slumber. Hard to face, but the Word is true: we are in this world, but not of this world.

We will all have some choices to make, some separation, some alabaster boxes to break....we all have some battles to fight, some consecration and worship to give, and some treasures of darkness to plunder. Press forward and do not give an inch to the confusion and depression swirling over so many.

What we face does not change Who Jesus is and who we are in Him..

I smile as I write this, because I know God is already laughing at His adversaries according to Psalm 2....this present darkness may cause its devotees to presume they have all the lion's dens to take down true Christians, but God has prepared a Kingdom full of Daniel's to stand victoriously.

I think the essence of thanksgiving is found in Colossians 1: 15-17

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.

All things were created by Him and for Him.

And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."

Wow!  Jesus Christ is quiet literally the Cohesive Bond Who holds all things together....THAT INCLUDES YOU AND ME!

The Thanksgiving challenge...can I give thanks and believe He is all in all, even when the world around me is in a state of collapse? Can I praise Him in peril and hardship? Can I believe He will never leave me nor forsake me?

We are several years into a thousand year cycle on the earth....study history 1,000 years ago: eye opener!  A millennium ago, Moslem butchery had wiped out, for the most part, Christianity in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, and was beginning to invade Western Civilization in Europe. Europe was divided and staggering out of the Dark Ages. The civilized world was in danger of overthrow by "the hordes of the Saracens".

The Crusades were the Christian response to hundreds of years of heinous butchery by Moslems in an attempt to force the known world under the iron fist of Islam.
 
Fast forward 1,000 years and here we stand again. Europe is nearly taken by Moslems, Moslems dominate public education and increasingly public policy, and because of treason, have infiltrated the highest eschelons of American government and military. Christians are hated and the rights of women and children have been thrown under the bus of "progressive" pandering to Moslems, Marxists, and homosexuals....

It is a vain and foolish thing for man to oppose God.

Here we are poised, seated in the heavenlies in high places with Christ Jesus, and planted in this sick and dying world.

God is about to break forth from the ancient gates and do some "revealing" of Himself, by Himself, and for Himself, and no man will stop Him. This is big, ominous, terrible, wonderful, and awe-inspiring.

There comes a time in life and in the affairs of God in His Kingdom business upon the earth, that all we can intelligently do is worship and give thanks. That submission to the Lord in the midst of mind-numbing events is the atmosphere of that safe and Secret Place from which the still, small voice of the Lord speaks to us, encourages us, and gives us direction and hope.

We are in such a time that we must go ahead and thank Him, it is the watch of the night and the hope of the day. It is what and when He speaks to us when we finally submit to His authority and purposes in whatever season of life we find ourselves.

I want to give thanks to God for His love and salvation through Jesus Christ. I want to thank Him for my wife and children who love me with all my shortcomings. I want to thank Him for using me, for guiding me, for healing me. I want to thank Him for taking care of us.

I want to thank all of those who helped form, guide, and protect me in my Christian walk, every leader and friend, past and present.

I want to thank each one of you who pray for us and the ministry, and who faithfully support us. My prayer is that God will anoint you, bless you, and empower you to rise above the strange times in which we live, to know again the plans and purposes of God for your being. Habakkuk is a great book of Scripture to study along these lines.

Enjoy this Thanksgiving and a full stomach. The first Thanksgiving was five kernels of corn for each man, woman, and child. It was a harsh winter...many had died. The Pilgrims were near starvation. Their leaders and all of them realized Jesus was their only Hope. Before they ate this meager meal, each one gave five reasons they were thankful to God, one reason for each kernel of corn.

Whether you are alone and broken-hearted today, or in the presence of your loved ones; whether you have a bountiful table or one meager, give thanks and really hobble the ability of the enemy to hold you in bondage.

Give thanks....we are surrounded by His miracles and deliverance.

Glorious Light Ministries
Vaughn Allen Clark  www.vaughnclark.com
Box 16217
Dublin, Georgia  31021

MINISTRY UPDATES

We will holding the Annual Camp Meeting of Glorious Light Ministries December 1st-December 4th., hosted by New Life Church and Pastor Rusty Houser...the meetings will start at 6 pm on December 1st and 7 pm December 2nd-4th. There are modern and reasonable accommodations in Vidalia. The Church contact number is 912-537-4651.

I will be doing meetings in Darien, GA with Pastor Lee Brandt in January, but have not yet set dates.

I have been preoccupied with the healing of my back...it is much better. I am somewhat homebound due to not yet being able to drive distance. My dear wife, Nancy is my chauffeus. I am not sick and well able to minister, just not able to drive myself for the first time in my life. I have been released by the doctor to very light physical activity, no lifting, and as much rest as I can afford myself. I am encouraged by the positive changes, but this is surely a different time of life for us.

We are thankful for our local church, The Sanctuary of Dublin—I would invite any of you to come and visit our fellowship. It is a place of God's presence and love.

I would like you to prayerfully consider in assisting us...we have two houses in which people getting on their feet can live rent free. We have been doing this for 10 years now. Both of these houses need repair (roof, electrical,  windows). We pay the taxes and insurance on the homes as.

Our own home is need of the same attention.

We are in need of a larger ministry vehicle with seats that adjust and have great back support...it would make my life easier and less painful as well as more able to travel.

This is a great time of year to prayerfully consider a gift to Glorious Light Ministries. If you would like us to come to your area, please speak with your pastor, or a pastor you know well.

We do now have PayPal available on this site.

God bless each of you...you are prayed for.

V.
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NO FLESH CAN GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE!

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” — Proverbs 16:18


  •  Ozymandias 

    by  Percy Bysshe Shelley  (1792-1822)

    I met a traveler from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.


    I was blessed by God to have Mrs. Frances Powell as not only my Sunday School teacher when I was a toddler, but also as my high school English and Literature teacher for two years. Dear Mrs. Powell loved me with Jesus love and had me memorize this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    We have glorious corporate worship at our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin—-this last Wednesday night the Holy Spirit took us deep into the Presence of God. I was singing with my eyes closed on the platform with the worship team, and this poem along with the old drawing of the decapitated idol of Ozymandias came into my spirit. Not only did I see the head of Ozymandius , laying hidden in the sand, but a series of the heads of tyrants, despots, madmen, and butchers who have tried to make themselves as God.

    The Holy Spirit continued in the same moment, and I continued to receive, still singing with my eyes closed. This following passage of Scripture came to me,



    1 Samuel 4-5

    New King James Version (NKJV)


    4 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.[a]

    The Ark of God Captured

    Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines, and encamped beside Ebenezer; and the Philistines encamped in Aphek. 2 Then the Philistines put themselves in battle array against Israel. And when they joined battle, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men of the army in the field. 3 And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.” 4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from there the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, who dwells between the cherubim. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

    5 And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook. 6 Now when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What does the sound of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they understood that the ark of the Lord had come into the camp. 7 So the Philistines were afraid, for they said, “God has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For such a thing has never happened before. 8 Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. 9 Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, you Philistines, that you do not become servants of the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight!”

    10 So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent. There was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. 11 Also the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

    Death of Eli

    12 Then a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shiloh with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. 13 Now when he came, there was Eli, sitting on a seat by the wayside watching,[b] for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city and told it, all the city cried out. 14 When Eli heard the noise of the outcry, he said, “What does the sound of this tumult mean?” And the man came quickly and told Eli. 15 Eli was ninety-eight years old, and his eyes were so dim that he could not see.

    16 Then the man said to Eli, “I am he who came from the battle. And I fled today from the battle line.”

    And he said, “What happened, my son?”

    17 So the messenger answered and said, “Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead; and the ark of God has been captured.”

    18 Then it happened, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

    Ichabod

    19 Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’s wife, was with child, due to be delivered; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, for her labor pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she regard it. 21 Then she named the child Ichabod,[c] saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. 22 And she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”

    The Philistines and the Ark

    5 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon[d] and set it by Dagon. 3 And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set it in its place again. 4 And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso[e] was left of it. 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any who come into Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

  • Israel had come under God's judgment because of the wickedness of the priesthood and Eli's refusal to deal with his unsaved and adulterous sons, Phinehas and Hophni. These rebellious young men were stealing the offerings of God's people and basically raping women in the Tent of Meeting. God's people no longer wanted to serve Him because of their dishonesty.

    Warnings had come and gone unheeded.

    God miraculously protected the child Prophet Samuel who was under Eli's mentorship. God allowed the Philistines to come up against Israel and defeat them. The priesthood and people did not know God had departed from them, and assumed that God would break out upon the Philistines when the Ark was brought upon the battlefield. The Jews shouted until the ground shook and the Philistines trembled in fear as that remembered all that God had done to deliver Israel from Egypt and bring them into the land five hundred years before.....the Philistines determined to die like men and to their amazement captured the Ark and killed the wicked priests.

    HOW ASTOUNDING GOD'S OWN PEOPLE HAD FORGOTTEN WHO HE WAS, BUT THE PHILISTINES REMEMBERED AND FEARED EVEN AFTER FIVE HUNDRED YEARS!

    The Philistines really had no true spiritual understanding in their pagan blindness...they assumed the Ark of the Covenant was an idol like their god Dagon, and since they had defeated the Israelites, then their "idol" must be brought into subjection to their god Dagon as well, so they set up the Ark of the Covenant in the temple of Dagon. This was their ultimate revelry...

    The idol of Dagon was half-man from the waist up and half-fish from the waist down. The Philistines were seafaring people who worshipped what put money into their pockets and gave them strength and cultural identey. Dagon "had made" their world work for them...

    Put into the Presence of the Living God, the image of Dagon was knocked down once for warning....the next night his hands were broken off and he was decapitated on the threshold of his own temple....

    Ozymandias....I wonder if he lived to see his own temple and idol destroyed?

    Get ready....the god we have worshipped who "has made" our world work for us has come before the Presence of the Living God. His hands and head are coming off. God is laughing.....

    NO FLESH WILL GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE...BOOM...

    FALSE GODS ARE FALLING AND FOOLS ARE STUMBLING...BOOM...

    PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ALL SUFFICIENT WITHIN THEMSELVES AND SAY THERE IS NO GOD ARE WATCHING THEIR FEET SINK IN THE SAND....BOOM...

    PREACHERS WHO HAVE PREACHED NOTHING WILL SOON DO SO TO EMPTY BUILDINGS...BOOM...

    LYING POLITICIANS WILL HAVE PLASTIC SURGERY TO GO INTO HIDING, NO BOOK DEALS OR LECTURE ROUTES...BOOM...

    THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD....TO ALL THE FOOLS WHO HAVE RUINED THIS NATION TRYING TO FORCE JESUS OUT, WASHINGTON WILL SHAKE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO CAPITOL HILL....

    THE VERY CREATION IS ABOUT TO TURN AGAINST MAN'S FOLLY...BOOM...

    Isaiah 26

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    A Song of Salvation

    26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

    “We have a strong city;
    God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.
    Open the gates,
    That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
    You will keep him in perfect peace,
    Whose mind is stayed on You,
    Because he trusts in You.
    Trust in the Lord forever,
    For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
    For He brings down those who dwell on high,
    The lofty city;
    He lays it low,
    He lays it low to the ground,
    He brings it down to the dust.
    The foot shall tread it down—
    The feet of the poor
    And the steps of the needy.”

    The way of the just is uprightness;
    O Most Upright,
    You weigh the path of the just.
    Yes, in the way of Your judgments,
    O Lord, we have waited for You;
    The desire of our soul is for Your name
    And for the remembrance of You.
    With my soul I have desired You in the night,
    Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early;
    For when Your judgments are in the earth,
    The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
    10 Let grace be shown to the wicked,
    Yet he will not learn righteousness;
    In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly,
    And will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
    11 Lord, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see.
    But they will see and be ashamed
    For their envy of people;
    Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them.

    12 Lord, You will establish peace for us,
    For You have also done all our works in us.
    13 O Lord our God, masters besides You
    Have had dominion over us;
    But by You only we make mention of Your name.
    14 They are dead, they will not live;
    They are deceased, they will not rise.
    Therefore You have punished and destroyed them,
    And made all their memory to perish.
    15 You have increased the nation, O Lord,
    You have increased the nation;
    You are glorified;
    You have expanded all the borders of the land.

    16 Lord, in trouble they have visited You,
    They poured out a prayer when Your chastening was upon them.
    17 As a woman with child
    Is in pain and cries out in her pangs,
    When she draws near the time of her delivery,
    So have we been in Your sight, O Lord.
    18 We have been with child, we have been in pain;
    We have, as it were, brought forth wind;
    We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth,
    Nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

    19 Your dead shall live;
    Together with my dead bodythey shall arise.
    Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust;
    For your dew is like the dew of herbs,
    And the earth shall cast out the dead.

    Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment

    20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
    And shut your doors behind you;
    Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,
    Until the indignation is past.
    21 For behold, the Lord comes out of His place
    To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
    The earth will also disclose her blood,
    And will no more cover her slain.

    This is the Day of Visitation...this is the time to get things right. This is the hour for repentance, for seeking Jesus.

    BOOM!

    God bless and keep each one of you in the love of the Truth, in His plain guidance because of the oppressor, and trusting confidently in the Blood of Jesus Christ and His Name only for your salvation.


    1 Peter 1

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    Greeting to the Elect Pilgrims

    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

    To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:

    Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

    A Heavenly Inheritance

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

    10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.

    Living Before God Our Father

    13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

    17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

    The Enduring Word

    22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,[ 24 because

    “All flesh is as grass,
    And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
    The grass withers,
    And its flower falls away,
    25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

    Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

    Friends, we are witnessing God's history being made. Babylon is in His Hand....He is moving against Molech and the pride of man. Be in season and out...Preach the Gospel.

    Be ready.

    Watch out for wolves, false brethren, false teachers, and the vast vacuum of nothing the god of this world spins so well.
    BOOM!


    Vaughn Allen Clark
    Glorious Light Ministries
    P.O. Box 16217
    Dublin, GA 31040

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A Most Peculiar Rescue and Deliverance

Friends,

 

The Lord has been dealing with me for three days to write this letter, and I have put it off, so now in a sleepless night, I am finally being obedient. I really don't like some of what I hear when I pray, but I have to be frank, this is a season of rescue and great change.

 

I have been hearing that "God's peculiar and strange works are about to begin" and that "despair, desperation, and insanity" are striking leaders who oppose the Lord and His Word. Their portion will be the madness of Nebuchadnezzar.

 

God is giving His beloved grace, strength, and rest in these hours, but oh, the transformation into either the Spirit of Christ or the spirit of antichrist is upon this world and everyone and everything in it.

 

God is now opposing what opposes Him, as openly and blatantly as He has been opposed and provoked and mocked. He is coming out of His Place. This will mean a number of things that will affect us all. False teachers pervert the Grace of God and corrupt whole households with their trampling underfoot of the Blood of Jesus Christ; they are joining forces with universalists and one-worlders—-God will deal  with those in the Body that are so polluted. This will become the gospel of the antichrist. Innocent blood is on their heads.

 

They will be dealt with openly and shortly,

 

"Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the Truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the Faith:  but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was."—-2 Timothy 3: 8-9

 

Millions of Christians are deceived by cultural strongholds and demons in high places—-they call on the Name of Jesus, but are in agreement with the god of this world. I do not live by visions and dreams, and I do my best to judge all that I see and hear with others who understand the gifts of the Spirit. A couple of months back I had a dream in which I was flying into New York Harbor. I was in a smaller plane and was flying low, just about the height of the Statue of Liberty. We were flying up behind the Lady and I was feeling such pride and awe in the beauty of the statue and everything she represented to the world and to our nation.

 

We were flying around the side of Lady Liberty's head and I was admiring her beauty and nobility, and the statue came alive and saw me. When she did her face turned to rage and she began to scream and tear off her clothes and skin...underneath the cover of beauty was a flaming, blazing, red-hot statue of Molech in full throttle of burning babies while people worshipped and writhed at the base of the monstrous idol. I said to myself in the dream, "My God, this is what we have become!"

 

WE SLAUGHTER MILLIONS AND TAKE NO NOTICE.....

 

Christians have made covenant with death, Hell, and the grave...how can two walk together unless they be in agreement? By action and declaration, Christians have put themselves in agreement with abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy, even during birth, for any reason. Now the "great minds" of America are pushing for "post-birth" abortions up to 2 or 3 years old if the parents do not like what they got.

 

Americans have put themselves in agreement with the Islamification of America  with frightening rapidity: Moslems are welcome in every facet of government and society; Christians are not. Christians have also put themselves in agreement with the radical gay agenda: many viewed gay marriage as compassionate, but will soon find that all government agencies, including military, and education, have "new" standards that persecute Christians who "don't agree".

 

State preachers have arisen on television that are enemies of the Cross of Jesus Christ—they preach nothing but what is politically correct and the perversion of Grace. You will soon hear the same apostates say taking a computer chip in your hand is not the Mark of the Beast. They will stand before the Living God.

 

Christians are in agreement with the looting of America for the sake of hand-outs—government workers go house to house in some cities making sure people are "getting what is due them". The nation is marvelously bankrupt and millions of God's people are complicit in the abandonment of common sense. Why marry when you can have the government pay for every facet of life, including better insurance coverage than most other people, unless you are a politician?

 

My words are not angry words, but broken-hearted words. I am weary of nothing preachers who feed people death, sugar-coated, on a stick. I am nauseous of evil politicians who have no consciences. I have three hard questions for the pulpits and Christians of America:

 

1. How can anyone who calls on the Name of Jesus Christ look God in the face and ask God to deliver you and your children from death when you are in agreement with it?

 

2.How can you ask God to keep and deliver your children from perversion when you are in agreement with turning the nation over to it?

 

3. How can you implore God to get you out of debt and meet all your needs when you are in agreement with financial destruction?

 

Those are my three questions in the face of Apostasy and criminal ignorance and stubbornness. What ruin shall we face when we have rejected all that is Holy? The Scriptural pattern of God's dealing with His rebellious people is first apostasy, then hardship(usually oppression from other nations), repentance(crying out to God), and then rescue from the Lord.

 

I write with tears that none of us will remake God in our own image no matter how many laws we pass....the Potter is about to speak to the clay of America. I know that in the face of the terrible dismantling and conflict that will soon be exposed, God will be merciful, but not as we perceive mercy.

 

Daily I observe the fading plenty of my much beloved country and know in my heart of hearts that hunger will stalk the United States for a season of years.

 

I pray wild prayers, because God is a big God. He shakes the earth, He creates, He takes down. I ask God to rescue America because our government is not going to; I ask Him to send foreign business in since American companies can't work here much longer; I remind Him of the good America has sown into the world in the past, and pray for a return on that harvest in foreign powers showing mercy to us in our shame and confusion, even if God has to raise up foreign leaders to save America.

 

I ask God to do the impossible; I challenge you to as well. I ask God to neutralize the horrible radiation speeding towards our West Coast from Fukushima....only God can handle this. The Pacific Ocean will begin to die without the Lord intervening and our whole West Coast polluted .

 

I have been reading after some of the kings of Israel and Judah as of late, and am about to read again about the Roman emperors, who were mostly inbred monsters. We are entering into a world much like First Century Rome, in which we will become like the First Century Church....

 

I have also been looking at the Book of Judges about God's chastenings and deliverance of Israel through the judges He raised up. The Holy Spirit has directed my attention to God's dealings with Israel and Eglon, King of Moab, and the judge God raised up to deliver Israel from Moab, Ehud.

 

I believe this particular national chastening and judge are significant in that this was a most uncommon deliverance in a time of great oppression:

 

"And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord strengthened Eglon, king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the Lord. Then he gathered to himself the people of Ammon and Amalek, went and defeated Israel, and took possession of the City of Palms.

 

So the children of Israel served Moab eighteen years.

 

But when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. By him the children of Israel sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab.

 

Now Ehud made himself a dagger (it was double-edged and a cubit in length) and fastened it under his clothes on his right thigh. So he brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab (Now Eglon was a very fat man.)  And when he had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried the tribute. But he himself turned back from the stone images which were at Gilgal, and said,

 

"I have a secret message for you, O king."  He said,

 

"Keep silence!"

 

And all who attended him went out from him. So Ehud came to him (now he was sitting upstairs in his cool private chamber). Then Ehud said,

 

I have a message from God for you."  So he arose from his seat.

 

Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. Even the hilt went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the dagger out of his belly; and his entrails came out. Then Ehud went out through the porch and shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.

 

When he had gone out, Eglon's servants came to look, and to their surprise, the doors of the upper chamber were locked. So they said,

 

"He is probably attending to his needs in the cool chamber."

 

So they waited until they were embarrassed, and still he had not opened the doors of the upper room. Therefore they took the key and opened them. And there was their master fallen dead on the floor."———-Judges 3: 12-25

 

I kept being turned to this familiar passage of Scripture over and over again, and finally asked why. Through the nudging of the Holy Spirit, I believe this is symbolic of where America is now, and what God is about to do.....

 

HE IS ABOUT TO DELIVER AMERICA THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL MEANS AND HE WILL OVERTHROW THE OVERTHROW.

 

Israel had strayed from God....again....and had been in bondage to the Moabites, ruled by the Moabite King Eglon, a hugely obese man, for 18 years. Their choice cities were occupied by hostile foreigners and the nation paid annual tribute to this pagan glutton despot. The children of Israel had cried out to God, and He raised up a judge to deliver them, Ehud the son of Gera.

 

Ehud was a left-handed man and a Benjamite...left-handedness was rare and not especially desired in Bible times, but oddly enough, the Benjamites, whose name means "son of my right hand", were famous for their left-handed sling bearers. Evidently the Moabites were ignorant of this trait in the tribe of Benjamin, or of the significance of the different tribes of Israel....

 

.....this can be surmised as Ehud was most certainly searched before he was allowed private audience to King Eglon. Since left-handed warriors were unheard of, and right-handed men strapped their weapons to their left legs, Ehud had his left thigh patted down, but not his right. The Moabites were also somewhat pacified by 18 years of obedient servitude from Israel.

 

These were desperate times for Israel...evidently the presence of the Moabites in Israel as occupied territory and the financial burden laid upon them had produced a unity in the faith and nation that was not known in the "good times".

 

"Ehud" is translated as "united"....he was the son of "Gera" which translates as "grain". Grain is often a symbol of plenteous provision. Ehud was old enough to remember the good times, which his father, Gera was born into. The hard times of Moabite tyranny had united the Israelites to call out to God for a deliverer.

 

Moab, although the cousin of the Israelites was an unclean nation of confusion and sensuality. "Moab" means "the father's seed" as Moab was the son of Lot and one of his daughters. It was a land of incest and rebellion. Israel had a history with Moab, as they were coming into the land. The presence of these morally weak and cruel people was more than the Israelites could bear.....it only took 18 years for them to unify to cry out.

 

"Eglon" means "calf-like".....immediately my thoughts were turned to the golden calf which the Israelites had created and served while Moses was receiving the tablets of the Ten Commandments on the mount. He was hugely obese—-the double-edged dagger was a cubit or 18 inches long: he was so fat that the dagger sunk in and was absorbed into Eglon's gut, with the "fat closing over it". The KJV more graphically says, "....and the dirt came out".

 

Eglon had attendants around him as he was mostly likely barely mobile. We know that he was able to stand from his throne and to go to "attend to his needs", but in all likelihood, he had to be carried from place to place by his servants and was a huge burden.

 

Only the Jews washed for hygiene and ceremony....the Canaanites did not. Not only was Eglon huge, but he stunk, and more than the average as his many folds of flesh did not see the light of day. This ghastly man is who oppressed the Israelites.

 

I believe that Eglon is symbolic of the horrible anti-God system that has emerged in the United States both politically and religiously. Even though this wretched system is carried by our people and stinks to high Heaven, Americans, especially Christians and the unborn, are devilishly oppressed to pay tribute.

 

I believe that God is raising up a most peculiar deliverance for America from the worship of the "calf". I believe that as The Ancient of Days is rising up to magnify Himself, He will depose all that exalts man and rebellion against Him.

 

Necessity, or in this Biblical case, desperation, was the mother of "Ehud" or "unity". Ehud was born out of the memory of "Gera" or "grain" before the cruel scattering of Israel's power and plenty by Moab.

 

Ehud was a most unlikely and unexpected deliverer.

 

I realized long ago that most of our politicians, regardless of party, are traitors given to greater evil than normal people with a conscience can fathom....this is how such wickedness prospers. It is unimaginable. I do not look for deliverance from our system, which in so many ways is a stinking, oppressive Eglon that cannot carry or clean itself.

 

I believe this is a time for worship, supplication, separation, and preparation. We will all have to make hard choices in the not distant future just as Moses did,

 

"By faith Moses, when HE BECAME OF AGE, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he looked to the reward.By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured as seeing Him Who is invisible."——Hebrews 11: 24-27 (Caps mine)

 

We are coming of age, beloved, whether by will or pressure.....we will have to choose Christ or antichrist. I do not know what that means for us, but it will mean the end of life as we know it and radical change of lifestyle. I went to see "The Hunger Games" and was deeply troubled in my spirit by the underlying message....we are absolutely headed to the worship by man of our Eglon system and the subjugation of those who do not.

 

All of these things are in God's Hands.....His Times, His Seasons, His Ways.

 

Meanwhile, the God of Heaven and Earth, the Lord Strong and Mighty in Battle, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Eternal King the Lord Jesus Christ  is about to

 

"OVERTHROW THE OVERTHROW!"

 

We will stand in awe, in Holy silence and gather under The Wings Of The Most High...in the midst of confusion God will arise. I know without a shadow of a doubt that some of us will give our lives as martyrs for Jesus Christ....this world does love its own and will not take kindly to seeing that for which they have sold their eternal souls hindered and delayed.

 

So, Brethren, let us love one another with the love of God, pure and undefiled. Let us lay our agendas on a Holy Altar much more exalted than any we have allowed ourselves to see heretofore. Each of us must decide we will hold no one or nothing in higher esteem than Jesus Christ, no matter what the cost.

 

Our deliverance is drawing nigh...in the meantime, know the joy of the Lord which is our strength. Do not be strangled or overwhelmed by impossible times and seasons which only Our God has the capacity to overthrow and protect. We are not sufficient for these things.....HE IS ALL SUFFICIENT. Hold time as dear and precious and do not be frivolous.

 

The days are numbered before God overthrows the overthrow....many signs in the Heavens and in nature. The groaning of the earth will be heard and known, and in sync with our own travail. Signs in the Heavenlies will increase as well as bizarre behavior in created things. Know the day of your visitation and that your stability and ability are in Christ alone.

 

For you history buffs, remember Byzantium....the Roman Empire never actually fell until almost 1000 years after the Fall of Rome. Look into it. We are in similar times. I pray the Gospel of Jesus Christ will once again be preached in the Hagia Sofia.

 

OUR GOD IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD WHO RULES HEAVEN AND EARTH AND DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE.....PRAY THE IMPOSSIBLE ACCORDING TO HIS STATURE, ABOVE WHAT YOU DARE HOPE OR THINK. HE IS FIT FOR THE TASK....HIS DESIGN AND NOT MAN'S WILL REIGN.

 

Get ready for a most unlikely and unexpected deliverance.

 

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

 

HERE ARE A FEW MINISTRY UPDATES:

 

Thank you for your many prayers and letters. I am in the recovery process with my back. My wife has been such a wonderful and uncomplaining help mate:  she has driven me everywhere, except for some short jaunts in town.

 

I have just taken my first plane trip without my wife since the diagnosis with my back has come. Upon the doctor's and her words, I am "being good" and not picking up anything over five pounds. I will find out on my next appointment whether or not the time between appointments will increase to every three weeks or remain at two. For all practical purposes I am homebound, but I am not sick, and well able to preach and minister.

 

I have ministered in Waycross and Reidsville, Georgia and have just returned from a trip to Martinsville, Indiana, which as I stated was by air. I was very well treated by Air Tran. I have requests for ministry all over the country, which I am looking forward to, just takes a bit more planning and expense, as I have been addicted to driving and cars since I was a kid. My wife is doing a wonderful job after me being the main driver for 31 years.

 

Our hope and faith is that I will able to drive again in the next 8 months or so without doing damage. Your prayers are greatly appreciated for the miraculous healing and strengthening of my back, especially upper back, and the protection of my spine from falls, blows, or accidents. Remember my wife as well, for peace in driving in large cities.

 

The need remains for basic repairs upon the two old houses we use to assist people in hard times: I would not turn away over-orders or odd colors of shingles or siding. The one house is wood frame and windows could be adapted.We have never charged rent on these houses for ten years.

 

We also need basic repairs on our own dwelling. We have had several volunteer, but have not been able to pull it all together. We are also realizing we need a larger vehicle for travel, as I ride with my head down and feet up. I imagine we strike quite the image going down the road!

 

I have been overwhelmed by the letters of prayer and support....thank all of you. Pray for fine-tuning in me, as I will never stop preaching and ministering. We enjoy the love of our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin. Any of you passing through Dublin on a Sunday or a Wednesday are welcome. We have a unique group of saints who love Jesus and one another in a church full of preachers.

 

Will keep you posted of our next meetings, and do appreciate your partnership in agreeing for effectual doors of ministry to open. Please prayerfully consider supporting Glorious Light monthly....the amount is not important, but simply doing what the Lord directs. There is Pay Pal available on www.vaughnclark.com

 

There will be a Camp Meeting in November or early December in Vidalia with Pastor Rusty Houser. I am planning a Camp Meeting at our home church in Dublin January-February. There are trips in the line to the Midwest and Northwest, as well as to New Jersey and Florida. For the record, I go to smaller gatherings as the Lord directs.

 

Also pray for me to walk in wisdom and discernment as I assist other ministers and ministries.

 

God bless and keep each and every one of you—may the faith and perseverance and protection and provision of Noah be yours in Jesus Name.

 

Vaughn Clark

 

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The Name of the Lord

During worship at The Sanctuary of Dublin, recently, this song came forth by the Spirit. It's a tremendous word of encouragement when you are faced with challenges. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe!" ~Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV)

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The Divine Disconnect

Friends,

 

Human nature is frightening....God's Nature is amazing: I sure am glad He made a Way for an exchange through the Blood of Jesus Christ.

 

I have been watching all that is taking place in our world, seeking to listen to the Lord, and know that abrupt change is at hand. I pray we will rise to meet the Lord in the Harvest and to prayerfully understand He has plans for each of us beyond our means and capabilities. We have a Cup to drink, a Redeemer to proclaim, and a Harvest to gather.

 

At the same time we Christians are getting a big time dose of what the world calls "cognitive dissonance", but I call "The Divine Disconnect".

 

Cognitive dissonance is defined as the conflict and feelings of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance.

 

This conflict gets bad when an individual's behavior conflicts with core beliefs that are integral to that individual's identity. That means when what we do or is going on around us is pulling in direct opposition to who we are, we get divided and split up in our own being:  having a heart divided.

 

There are some basic solutions to minimize this inner war:

 

1. Focus on more supportive beliefs that outweigh or override the dissonant belief or behavior.

 

2. Reduce the importance by comparison of the conflicting belief or behavior to the more supportive belief.

 

3. Change the conflicting belief or behavior so it is consistent with one's core beliefs.

 

SOUNDS SIMPLE DOESN'T IT?

 

This is why modern man seeks to do away with the concept of sin, far enough to change times, culture, and common sense. You see, if there is no sin, there is no conflict. Sane people call this "conscience".

 

It's not easy to have a functioning conscience in America today, unless of course one loves the darkness rather than the Light, and the light of soul has become the darkness. The other alternative is to identify with Christ and not with this cursed, schizoid society that two generations of rebellion against the Truth has produced.

 

You see, no man can have two Masters;

 

There is no fellowship between Light and darkness;

 

We can not sit at the Lord's Table and sit at table with demons;

 

Hence, " The Divine Disconnect".

 

Okay, Brother Clark, I don't understand, make it plain.

 

Abram had it made in Ur of the Chaldees...he was not a primitive. He was wealthy from an influential family. Archaeological digs in the area suggest in all likelihood, he lived in a walled compound with pools, gardens, running water, and functional sewers. He was "living the life"....he had it made. His marriage to Sarah was not just a love match, but an arranged marriage to keep it all "in the family".

 

 Abram was an idol worshipper...this was four hundred years before the Law, before there was a Jewish people. He was to be the father of many nations.

 

His wife, Sarai, was barren.

 

God saw Abram's heart...his earthly father, Teran, took Abram, his grandson, Lot, and daughter-in-law, Sarai. They left the urban comfort of Ur of the Chaldees and headed for the Land of Canaan...they got bogged down in Haran. It seems that God had spoken to Abram,

 

"Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing." Genesis 12: 1

 

Now whether God spoke this to Abram before they left Ur of the Chaldees, or when they got bogged down in Haran until Teran died remains to be seen. Abram then departed from Haran with Sarai and his nephew, Lot. According to what God had spoken to him, he was to "get out of your country, from your family, and from your father's house."

 

I believe this is a good study in cognitive dissonance, or for our purposes, The Divine Disconnect".

 

We do have the witness of Scripture in the New Testament of the power of this conflict,

 

"By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out of the place which he would he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God....These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

 

But now they desire a better, that is a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them."

                                                                                 —-Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16

 

Abram, evidently, could not bring himself to both leave land and family, so he brought Teran, his aged father, and Lot, his brother's son along. He had to know this was not the best. Both turned out to be disastrous, one for God's plan to be bogged down in Haran while old age took Teran. There was much unnecessary time, energy, and resources spent in Abram's dealings with Lot—-makes one wonder what would have become of Sodom and Gomorrah had Abram been the foreign prince in the land and not compromising Lot.

 

I also wonder if Isaac, the son of promise, would have come sooner, preventing the birth of Ishmael, the son of the bondwoman.

 

Family then was not as it is now...I am sure that Abram was the first of his to have left the security and social/cultural fabric of his own kindred and place. He was from a family of some means and had been trained to maintain the status. He had to over ride every core value that had been implanted in him from birth to obey God.

 

We can see from this account that even this great man of faith struggled and could not bring himself to leave all his family, but brought along dad and nephew. This is the kind of struggle we believers go through in Divine Disconnect——as I said, the world calls this cognitive dissonance, but the mechanics are all the same.

 

The Holy Spirit is very merciful and takes us through seasons of peeling away, but now the time has been shortened for our sakes and the process of illumination and demand for action has speeded up. The grace is from God, the decision is ours. Everyone of us who claims the Name of Jesus Christ in America are in this process up to our eyeballs, and I will assure you, it will go over our heads, but He will prevail. So will we if throw all our apples in the Jesus basket.

 

Our choice is to either choose the sufferings of Christ or the pleasures of Egypt. Religion is America has become a hideous caricature of Biblical Christianity. We can either stay in the city of man, Babylon, or go outside the city gates, bearing the reproach of Christ, looking for the City Whose Builder and maker is God.

 

Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

 

Now we with identify with Jesus Christ or this world full of antichrist. The world around us is challenging every core value of being a true Christian...at the same time, many of us Westerners have strong cultural identification with a system that has gone spiritually and Scripturally insane.

 

We are being forced to choose....

 

We are in Divine Disconnect.

 

You will have to compare the real Jesus with this world and decide which one is more important to you....then you will have to minimize the one that has less value to achieve unity with who you really are. To make it very plain,

 

TWO NATURES BEAT WITHIN MY BREAST, ONE IS FOUL THE OTHER BLESSED, THE ONE I LOVE, THE OTHER HATE, THE ONE I FEED WILL DOMINATE.

 

We are being divided asunder soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and the thoughts and intents of the heart are exposed by the Word of God.

 

This earth will pass away, along with heaven, but the Word of God will remain forever....all other grounds are sinking sand, for He is the solid Rock. We are naked....we can either come boldly to the Throne of Grace with our surgically separated selves and allow God to consecrate and rebuild us in unity to Him......

 

......or we can run from the Throne of Grace and try to path ourselves up with the burning fabric of a world in its death throes. You can hate God and form an alliance with death, hell, and the grave, while allowing deceiving spirits to soak your own soul with lies and false peace.

 

Time is of the essence.

 

Again, no man can serve two masters....he must hate one and love the other.

 

Lord Jesus come and take what belongs to you in each of us called by Your Name....if You love us as the Bible says that You do, and You do, do not let us get away with or caught up in this deceit in Your Most Holy Name. Keep us from the deception of these days and work in us mightily to will and to do Your good pleasure.

 

Count your blessings with a grateful heart, and fall in love again with Jesus and the Body of Christ. It is time.

 

The world says ruin, but the cry of the Spirit is revival.

 

Maranatha.

 

Vaughn Allen Clark

 

Friends,

 

This is a new arena in ministry and life for me and I ask that you join with us in prayer for guidance, healing, and provision. I have pushed myself for many years beyond my endurance traveling around the country preaching...I suppose I have not been a good steward in doing so.

 

 The last few years have been a struggle for me to keep up the traveling ministry for a variety of reasons, the least of which was physical exhaustion.For the better part of a couple of years, driving has been physically difficult for me. I have believed God and gone on.

 

About two months ago, I was impressed by the Holy Spirit to go to our Christian family doctor, who has been a true friend to our family. He examined me and ran some tests and discovered that I have serious spinal issues. I am currently seeing a specialist who is treating me and it appears I have been living in a miracle for most of my life, as I have old and serious injuries stemming from childhood—I have never had normal nerve function in my body according to the doctor, which explains a lot.

 

The specialist and his brother run a practice together, and upon examining me wanted to know how I was able to walk and how was I able to bear the pain?  I laughed and told them the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead quickens my mortal body and that I walk by faith and have a high pain threshold. They were amazed and I am rejoicing, as I know God has lead us on this journey of healing and ordered our steps.

 

I now have a beautiful chauffeuse, my wife, as driving hurts me physically. For all practical purposes I am homebound unless someone drives me or I fly. I am on limited activity and a preliminary 12 month treatment plan to avoid surgery. In the course of this month of treatment I have regained much of the motion and feeling I had lost with a great reduction in pain.

 

Please join with us in believing God, and also in wisdom for ministry. I am not sick, and have been preaching under a new anointing.

 

I have cleared my schedule of some planned meetings. I would say to my brother ministers, I am still available for ministry, just different circumstances. I have scheduled a Glorious Light Camp Meeting at our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin on Sunday, August 18th in the AM service through Wednesday, August 21st in the 7 PM service. There will be no Sunday evening service. There will be no child care. Children are welcome to attend if they are peaceful enough and mature enough to participate in the meetings. The Sanctuary of Dublin is 1.5 miles on the left down High Way 441/319 S off Exit 52 of I 16 between Macon and Savannah. Let me know if anyone needs accommodations as I can get good rates.

 

These are our present ministry needs

 

1. Prayer for my recovery and strengthening of my spinal column, with no injury to my spine.

 

2. Prayer for effectual doors of ministry to open, in other words to bloom where I am, with doors opened within driving distance.

 

3. I am in arrears as I have had to clear my schedule...Please agree with us for our finances and prayerfully consider what God would have you to do. Agree for favor with our banking institutions. I do have Pay Pal at www.vaughnclark.com if any of you felt led to use it.

 

4. Agree for us to have wisdom, and the doctors, concerning my treatment. Evidently I have been in danger of serious limitations for over 50 years.

5. Join with us in thanksgiving that God has spared me from becoming paralyzed.

 

God bless and keep each of you and yours in the center of the Hiding Place of the Almighty!

 

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

 

 

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Standing

Friends,
 
I need to make a schedule correction for the meetings beginning tomorrow at Believer's Church in Reidsville, GA. There will be a Sunday morning meeting at 11:00 and Sunday evening at 6:00. The meetings will run through Tuesday evening.
 
Sorry for any confusion.
 
Please remember to pray for our nation...these days are crucial, and honestly, we really don't know what the truth is. I pray for God's light to shine on the source of groups hidden by the enemy for destruction. There are terror cells in many different locations. I pray that they are exposed, their weapons and plans to malfunction, the cities forecast for destruction spared.
 
My heart is deeply troubled when I see our citizenry used as cannon fodder. Patriotism is not the answer....repentance is. We are seeing our strength and protection has been from the Lord. Too bad our leaders put more trust in Allah than in Jesus Christ.
 
I do pray that humility and brokenness are the fruit of our national troubles and not more pride and rebellion against God. I know that we have been given over to strong delusion when the borders of our nation are broken, our system is bankrupt, and foreign powers wage war on American soil, but the priorities of our government are abortion, gay marriage, vilifying Christians, and passing laws to enslave our people.
 
But God.....
 
I would say to remain close to the Lord and make sure you are paying attention to sound doctrine. Many who have walked in the Truth are running aside to the doctrines of devils.
 
Deceivers and the deceived are trampling the Blood of Jesus underfoot and convincing themselves and the ignorant that liberty is license and Jesus is not the only Way to salvation. Many in the Church have made a covenant with death, hell, and the grave, yet stand and declare "oneness" with God. How can two walk together unless they be agreed?
 
Preachers and teachers will stand before His Throne one day and give an account for what they planted in God's people. I believe with all my heart that we are coming into the parable of the dragnet,
 
"Again the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."—Matthew 13: 47-50.
 
I believe this coordinates with 2 Timothy 4:3-5
 
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
 
I believe we  are in a time of open Heaven and open Hell. The Harvest is on and the battle for the souls of men as never before. We must pay attention to the Truth as never before, maintain vigilance, and be busy about our Father's business.
 
Trust God that He has an exit strategy.
 
 We must not be complacent, but at the same time must not be overburdened. Keep your own heart straight...do your best to be a guide to others, and understand we are in a season God will deal with the male and female Jezebels that lead His people astray and teach them false doctrines.
 
Let the Harvest come with His Glory and Power, understanding the defiling confusion of the enemy in the Latter Times.Be busy when He comes. Our Faith is not just for conversion, but to make disciples who are obedient to the Lord. We also must increasingly take responsibility as much as possible for the practical needs of God's people.
 
Sometimes we have to trust God to let the tares grow among the wheat for the sake of the wheat.
 
Sow good seed and keep your eyes on the Master of the Harvest!
 
Here are a few prayer requests:
 
Ronn has one of the most beautiful and haunting voices I have known...he often sings in public as the Holy Spirit prompts him. He has recently been diagnosed with early stage esophageal cancer. He is scheduled for radical surgery. Please agree for his healing. Pray that if the surgery is necessary, his voice will be spared. He has been inundated by well-meaning people. He and his wife are standing for healing. Also pray for his provision.
 
Doug has discovered a knot under his chin...please pray for his healing.
 
A young Christian girl with a call on her life is caught between her mother's lesbian lover and her mom...pray for this child's deliverance from this situation.
 
Paul has had botched dental work that has caused infection to rage through his body...he is in pain, is weak, and having trouble breathing and sleeping. This has been life threatening. Please pray for God to jerk a knot in the medical and dental folks involved. This man and his wife serve God and are fighting for his recovery.
 
D. is a brilliant young man who was groomed as a leader in a cult. He has "backslidden" from his "faith". He is hostile to Biblical Christianity. This young man might be Paul on his road to Damascus. Please pray for him.
 
Remember a Christian family, one of our neighbors...their oldest child, a 21 year old daughter, was a dynamic believer and youth leader. She was working full time and commuting to school.She went to sleep at the wheel, drifted into oncoming traffic, and died instantly. Her dad has been in shock. Pray for the whole family.
 
Pray for D, a minister who is struggling with degenerative retinal problems...
 
Remember J., a young Christian man who is unbalanced—he is tormented by mystery religion and being driven by the enemy.
 
Pray for the safety of Krystal, a young woman who is away from God.
 
Remember Joel, a dynamic minister, psalmist, and counselor....he has worked at a demanding secular job in mental health since an unwanted divorce several years ago. God is calling him back out into ministry again...he is bilingual and trusting God for effectual doors of ministry to open.
 
Here is a prayer request from Gail, one of your faithful prayer partners:

In light of what has been going on in this country, I think Dallas could use some extra prayer cover. Within the next two weeks, many foreign dignitaries and those high ranking in our government will be coming through here for the opening of the new George W. Bush Center and Library. The city will also be filled with travelers from all over the world and the USA who are coming to be a part of this event. Hotels are booking up and anticipation is high. Please have your prayer partners intercede for Dallas and this situation.

Please pray for President Obama—many of us pray for God to visit him. Few of us understand that if he goes against the agenda that has been mapped out for him by his handlers, he is taking his life in his hands. I pray for God to protect the President and his family, and to pour out His Spirit on them, especially the children. I have believed from the beginning, the President would be reached for Jesus through one of his daughters.

So many believers are afraid and angry right now....get it out of your head the President originated what has been plainly exposed. The American Socialist Party merged with mainline politics in the 60's, part of Russia's plan to "bury" us from within. Trust God and pray. We have all had our heads in the sand for far too long. We are witnessing the consummation of a marriage from Hell between Communism and Islam. We are near cruelty....I had a Communist grade school teacher who used to put a map of the United States alongside a map of Russia. She would say,

"The Russians are not bad people. We will become more like them; they will become more like us.One day we will be one people."

Do not discount the miraculous intervention of God, but remember the President....he has to be one of the most terrified men in America. This has all gone too far for it just to go away. Either the overthrow of America will be accomplished or God will overthrow the overthrow.

The Lord told me in August 2008 He was going to overthrow the overthrow. This will not be pretty, and in much confusion and chaos, the enemy destroys. Ask Him to have mercy. I pray for President Obama to remain as a living witness to protect and help extract the nation from all the enemy has planned.

God is big enough for this.

Pray that you and your loved ones will be protected from false christs and false teaching.

Pray for front-liners in the battle for the lives of the unborn. Many strongholds are crumbling. Remember Becky and Bill and Kevin. Those who saved Jews were recognized after WWII...so will those who have saved babies will be recognized.

Please remember a sister who has remained hidden until now...she survived an abortion in the 1950's. Her grandmother found her struggling for life, under two pounds, and the woman of faith prayed her through. She is appearing on May 2nd before a state legislature that is attempting to pass legislation to protect babies that survive abortion and are born alive.

Pray the trial of "abortionist" lunatic doctor Kermit Gosnell will not be swept under the media rug. This evil man may be the greatest serial killer in our history. He specialized in late term and partial birth abortions, and the evidence suggests he killed many babies born alive. This man's "business" profit is tied to political leaders at the highest level. The media has gone to ridiculous extremes to avoid coverage of what Philadelphia police called a "house of horrors".

I would ask you to pray for the meetings starting tomorrow in Reidsville, and the following weekend in Spartanburg. Pray that I will minister true to the Word of God and accurately in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Pray that all mischief against these meetings, those attending the meetings, and the leadership and bodies of the host churches will be stopped. Pray for the protection and provision of my family, and for our health.

Pray specifically that vengeance and retaliation set against us and our loved ones will be thwarted. I ask for God's Hiddeness over us as I go out to minister. I want to minister strength, resilience, peace, and love to God's people. I want to heal wounds and pour in His oil and wine. The ministers of Jesus Christ and His people are war weary—Christians need a now Word and Anointing from the Presence of God. This is my desire. Please agree the Lord will strengthen and anoint me.

There is a greater need for me to flow in discernment and deliverance than ever before. Pray for traveling graces as well, and wisdom in scheduling. Pray that every trap and snare set in meetings and ministry will be sprung.

Remember our ministry in prayer and as the Lord leads, financially. I have Pay Pal available on www.vaughnclark.com

Let this benediction from Jude 24-25 rest upon your soul:

"Now to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the Presence of His Glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be Glory and Majesty, Dominion and Power, both now and forever. Amen."

 Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

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Tighten Up

Friends,

God bless and keep all of you in Jesus Name. I have been hearing an intensity in the Spirit this year. Rapid change, a different culture, the specter of war—-in all these things, the great peace of the Holy Spirit has been with me and whispering,

"Be stable and do not fear—I have much to do. Keep your place and continue in the work I have for you."

I have been in a long season of mourning for my beloved nation—all that I have seen for nearly forty years is coming to pass now, and I realize now it is the time to lift up my head and rejoice. The time of mourning for what has passed and is passing is not to be extended for me.....I must press on in the joy of the Lord for what is ahead of us.

My advice to each of you is not to throw rocks at every dog that barks—-it gets tiring, and the enemy uses this to scatter our focus and efforts. Get back in the saddle and do the work of the Lord. Minister Jesus to folks, evangelize, pray for the sick, cast out devils, minister to the orphan and the widow, challenge the darkness when you are anointed.....love the unlovely, plan for the future, work together with other believers.

Wherever you fellowship, stop living alone and allow God to develop teams of ministry to the Body and to others as well. Make your Church a place of love and healing. Be led by the Holy Spirit. Pray for your leaders—they have never been this way before and neither have you.

The genie is out of the bottle and reality is going to hit all of us who have any discernment whatsoever.

Clean up whatever spiritual messes are around you that you can do anything about—be a peacemaker. Dig deep in your heart with the Lord and get ready to move into a realm with Jesus you have never been before. There is a Harvest before us and rigor in drawing close enough to the Lord to face the spirit of antichrist. We must fit Him like a glove.

Get over whatever has offended and hurt you in the Kingdom of God—let me give you some radiant theology: people are messed up, God is not. We humans hurt and are hurt...everything in the Bible is about dealing with God, Satan, ourselves, sin, and other people. We are growing out of our training pants.

Celebrate success in the Body of Christ and stop feeding on what is wrong the Church.
 
We are being forced out of cultural idolatry and American Churchianity. Don't grow weary in well-doing.

Be sober—very shortly money will move in this country. People will spend like drunken sailors...don't join them. It is a precursor to a global currency shift.

One of the big problems the enemy will use to smite many Christians unecessarily is our lack of respect for authority. We are even to respect government officials—I didn't say trust them: respect their authority and position. There is no need to create enemies with bad attitudes and foolishness...again, don't throw rocks and at every dog that barks.

Someone is with you if they are not against you.

There is a rabid anger and subtle hysteria pervading many in the Body—I do not want to receive rants about leaders and mockery. It is not suiting for Christians. We will all find out what we are made of and what we will do. I was at a National Day of Prayer event a couple of years ago. There was a politician there I personally like, but do not agree with any of his policy or agenda.
 
I held this man's hand and prayed for him—he wept and trembled under the anointing of God. The Presence of God was very strong....the moment was shattered by a Christian in his face shouting at him about his policies. It was not God.
When the person stomped away, he looked at me in disbelief and said,
"But we were praying!"

I had to apologize to him and tell him this individual was not balanced in their faith or understanding, and to please forgive them. This is a man whose agenda I have opposed publicly, even speaking on camera at the State Capitol....I still pray for him and have a genuine love for him.

We have much to learn. I will obey God and man until man seeks to force me to disobey God. Even then, I will be as cunning as a serpent and harmless as a dove. Beloved, we are heirs, but are also love slaves of Jesus. True humility and meekness is not weakness or fear...it is wisdom and discretion. More can be gained by wisdom and Godly action than by irate folly.

It is time for us to be fruitful for the Lord Jesus—no grain of wheat can produce fruit unless it falls into the earth and dies. I once asked the Lord what this meant—I knew the application to Jesus and the time for His Passion, but wanted to know how it applied to me. I had a vision of me standing on a high dive, ready to dive into the sea, but when I looked, it was the sea of humanity. I really did not want to jump, but looked behind me and saw the Lord smiling and encouraging me to jump.

We can not save ourselves by not being obedient to Scripture...
Be a part of the process of study, intercession, evangelism, making disciples, encouraging and comforting one another in the Lord. Ask God to do whatever to cause you to stand and pray that the love of the Truth will never depart from you or your loved ones.

Do all you can to have fervent love for other Christians. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Ask God to have mercy on this nation and hold back Judgment as long as He can.....take Communion often and keep short accounts with God.

Let go of grudges...it is poison that will hamstring generations: so much is uselessly destroyed in pride.

These are days of greatly increased spiritual activity dangerously coupled with Scriptural ignorance—we are in open Heaven and open Hell. There are many deceiving spirits masquerading in the Body of Christ. Ask for discernment. Even if an angel appears to you, test the spirits—remember Paul's warning, that even if an angel appeared and preached a different Gospel, let him be accursed.

Unfortunately people are so insane for spiritual experiences, even many leaders in the Body do not appear to care what the Bible says.

Hold fast to the Head of the Body, Jesus Christ, and yearn for the mold the Holy Spirit has for you....do that and you will have enough Spiritual experience to put the fear of God in you. You won't have to feed at someone else's experience or delusion, whatever the case may be.

Don't forget that even Satan appears as an angel of light.

Don't make a demon out of destiny...there seems to be a growing trend of ambition coupled with zeal, boldness, pride, and religious idolatry: really the worship of one's will and aspirations as the will of God. God's people are not stepping stones, but living stones.

Don't be apathetic, but be very careful about creating a competition for a position in your own heart or in the hearts of others....promotion comes from God, and you must want what He offers, but not at the expense of others, or the Word.
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We will be very tempted to go into a survival mode and to enter an arena of "whatever it takes" to float my boat—once we yield to the great Satanic snare that the ends justify the means, so many God-given protections and hedges have been overriden.

God help us for hearing what we want and telling ourselves it is Him.

Be thick skinned and tender hearted with each other. Stop being so easily offended. Love covers a multitude of sins....judgment comes. Give others the mercy and space you beg for and expect.

Stop trying to kill each other spiritually and emotionally..

May the Lord keep each of you in perfect peace who attempt to stay your mind on Him. I would like to report one of the most delightful ministry experiences of my life....today we baptized a family of five together. The dad was baptized first and then assisted in the baptism of his wife, then both of them assisted in the baptism of their three children. Oh my!

I am going to post some ministry schedule at the end of this mailing. Glorious Light Ministries ended 2012 in a deficit. We are in pressing need right now and I would ask you to prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you to do....if He says nothing, I am good with it. I now have Pay Pal available on www.vaughnclark.com
Many have requested I do this, my wife, and my pastor (both part of the Board) have asked me to do this, so it is now a feature. I have a request for my own conscience sake...I do not want the people of God to go into debt to help us. Each of you is prayed for and blessed. We do so appreciate the faithfulness of those who give and pray, many of you for years and years.

Most of God's folks have no idea what monthly support means for a ministry like ours—even if it is a "small" gift.

I commit each of you and yours into the merciful care of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Read Jude and Psalm 59.

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious Light Ministries www.gloriouslightministries. com
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

MINISTRY SCHEDULE

I will be speaking at Seaside Christian Fellowship at 511 Seaside Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC , March 3rd in the morning service, and speaking for Word in Action for the evening service at the same location. The next evening, March 4th, I will be speaking at the New Life Fellowship, 2162 Stone Chimney Rd., SW in Supply, NC in the same area.

I will be at the Rise Conference at The Life Center of Brandon, March 14th-Sunday 17th. The website is www.lifecenterofbrandon.org
The address is 2596 E. State Rd. 60, Valrico, FL
I will have more details for these meetings later and postings for 
April as well.

Vaughn Clark
 
 
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Ministry Schedule

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INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

“You have been set up......for DESTINY”

Prophetic Gathering

 

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Challenge, Change, and The New Year

Friends,

 

God bless you and your loved ones during this joyous time of celebration—the first time Jesus came as a Babe; the next He will be the Conquering King. The kingdoms of this earth, are become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ, and HE shall reign forever and ever, and the goverment shall be upon His Shoulders, and He shall be called Wonderful, Glorious, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The ...

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UPCOMING MINISTRY

Friends,

Here are some upcoming meetings:

There will be a Glorious Light Campmeeting hosted by New Life Church in Vidalia, Georgia on November 11th-14th, Sunday night through Wednesday night, each night at 7. The church is located at 2200 Center Dr.

I will be speaking at The Branch; 1787 Dana Rd.; Hendersonville, NC. The dates are November 30th and December 1st. The meetings are 7 each night and 10:30 on Saturday morning. ...

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People Get Ready--We Are Going Through!

Friends,

I cannot overstate what I feel in my heart for our nation—a house divided cannot stand.

America has not been this vulnerable since the Civil War. Besides the fact that we have foreign powers meddling in our affairs in every arena, we are being eaten from within by treason in the highest eschelons of government. The three branches of government are disjointed ...
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Ministry at Churchbuilders in Spartanburg, SC

Friends,

I will be speaking at Churchbuilders in Spartanburg, South Carolina this weekend.
Tomorrow, Friday June 29th the meeting will be at 7PM
Check with the Church about the time of the Saturday meeting—I am not sure if we settled on 3 or 6PM.
The Sunday morning meeting is at 10:30 AM.

Churchbuilders is a unique ministry bringing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to lthe people of Spartanburg.
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"Remaining Stable in an Unstable World"

Here are some thoughts I shared Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at my home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin, in Dublin, Georgia.

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Jesus Left Us Peace, Power, Wisdom, And Comfort!

Friends,

 

Take heart and be comforted by the Holy Spirit in this unique hour of global change—nations and individuals are being aligned by the Hand of God. God's people are going to be forced to unity as well as holiness.

 

There are several shortages among God's people—we need to be far-sighted and not myopic in this unfolding of spent time and upheaval. God has a Plan. More than ever, we need Wisdom, Power, and Comfort.

 

Begin with John 14 and read through John 16. Jesus is explaining to His disciples that He is leaving them, but He is not leaving them alone,

 

"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—-the Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you."—John 14: 16-18

 

So many of God's people are walking as orphans right now FEELING broken, hopeless, and helpless:  WHY?  I believe we have been contaminated by fear and a shallow root in Christ is being exposed. Let us take this opportunity to dig deeper and to be stabilized on our most Holy Faith. Jesus promised that He was not leaving us alone and that we would not be orphans before Him.

 

"These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name. He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.

 

LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID."—John 14:25-27 (caps mine).

 

Jesus told us while He was with us in the flesh that He was leaving us for a while, that He would be back to get us, and that in the interim, He was making sure we had a Comforter, Helper, Guide, and Giver of Peace working with us, in us, for us, and around us. He, like us, is in the world but not of the world.

 

The world hated Jesus. He was letting us know the world would hate us. The world did not know Him or the Holy Spirit. He was letting us know that our peace was not of this world, but He was engaging the Holy Spirit to care for us, to keep us, to separate us, and to reveal Him to us.

 

"He who hates Me, hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin: but now they seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the world might be fulfilled which is written in their law,

 

'They hated Me without a cause.'

 

But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness,  because you have been with Me from the beginning.....

 

These things I have spoken to you that you should not be made to stumble."—John 15: 22-John16:1.

 

Jesus wanted us to know that we would experience pressure from those that hate Him. At the same time He wanted to know that our Helper in His place would testify of Him, comfort us, empower us, and challenge the darkness as He did. He did not want us to give up or stumble when trouble for His sake came.

 

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

 

However, when He, the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His Own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said He will take of Mine and declare it to you."—-John 16: 7-15

 

Friends, I have some simple questions:  are you asking the Holy Spirit to comfort you? Are you asking Him to guide, to teach, to give you peace?  Are you asking Him to fill you with His power? According to these passages the Holy Spirit will keep us from stumbling when we are opposed by the circumstances of life and those who hate Jesus.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SAME SPIRIT WHO RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD AND WHO QUICKENS OUR MORTAL BODY.

 

When you are without peace, power, or comfort, there is a rich supply in Him.

 

When you are forlorn, undone, and have no revelation, He will guide you.

 

Are you seeking Him specifically for these things Jesus said He would do for us in times like these?  Our citizenship in Heaven has been ratified, but we are in this world for now.......besides reading John 14-16, turn your face to John 17, what Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane when He knew what He must face for us was upon Him.

 

"Now I am no longer with them in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You, Holy Father, keep them through Your Name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.......I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.

 

As you have send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the Truth."—John 17: 11, 15-19

 

Be comforted by The Comforter.

 

Be helped by The Helper.

 

Be guided and taught by The One Who Reveals All Things.

 

YOU ARE NOT ORPHANS AND ARE NOT ALONE !!!

 

Yesterday a faithful ministry partner, Peggy, sent me Isaiah 41: 10 -16 out of The Message Bible,

 

-10"But you, Israel, are my servant.
   You're Jacob, my first choice, 
   descendants of my good friend Abraham.
I pulled you in from all over the world, 
   called you in from every dark corner of the earth,
Telling you, 'You're my servant, serving on my side.
   I've picked you. I haven't dropped you.'
Don't panic. I'm with you.
   There's no need to fear for I'm your God.
I'll give you strength. I'll help you.
   I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

 11-13"Count on it: Everyone who had it in for you 
   will end up out in the cold— 
   real losers.
Those who worked against you 
   will end up empty-handed— 
   nothing to show for their lives.
When you go out looking for your old adversaries 
   you won't find them—
Not a trace of your old enemies, 
   not even a memory.
That's right. Because I, your God, 
   have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go.
I'm telling you, 'Don't panic.
   I'm right here to help you.'

 14-16"Do you feel like a lowly worm, Jacob? 
   Don't be afraid.
Feel like a fragile insect, Israel? 
   I'll help you.
I, God, want to reassure you.
   The God who buys you back, The Holy of Israel.
I'm transforming you from worm to harrow, 
   from insect to iron.
As a sharp-toothed harrow you'll smooth out the mountains, 
   turn those tough old hills into loamy soil.
You'll open the rough ground to the weather, 
   to the blasts of sun and wind and rain.
But you'll be confident and exuberant, 
   expansive in The Holy of Israel!

 

Thanks, Peggy for the reminder.

 

We must choose to take our emotions to the altar of Truth and allow the rule of our Comforter to be exerted over us. The Captain of our souls has already gone beyond the veil for us and is our Anchor, our Rock, our High Tower......

 

The best is yet to come!

 

God keep and bless each of you in Jesus Name!

 

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

 

 

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Friends,

 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! This is one of my favorite Christian holidays—God so loved us that He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ! Thank God for the LOVE that never fails. I became a Christian on June 24th, 1977. How I remember my first February 14th as a believer....may He comfort and fill every broken and wounded heart in Jesus Name.

 

I am praying for our nation. I know this sounds odd, but unless God intervenes, there will not be an election in 2012. We will be at war and the country will under martial law. This is not to incite fear in God's people, but to urge you to pray, to seek the Lord, to get your own houses in order, and to reveal Jesus to whoever the Holy Spirit brings along your path. Time is spent in so many ways. I choose to speak rather than be silent—read Ezekiel 13. Do not listen to the promises of false peace—we are courting hell with our foreign policy in the Middle East and throwing our shame openly in God's Face with our public policy at home.

 

I continue to be amazed that in the face of war and economic meltdown, cursing God, pushing abortion and gay marriage, and opening our gates to our enemies are the great priorities of our national leadership. Beware of a rising nationalism, patriotism, and "faith" that is neither American nor Christian—we have been given over to strong delusion. We must remember the lessons of our sister, Germany.

 

A false Gospel is emerging of universalism and service to the state as service to God. In the last two years, politicians and global ministries have declared there is no difference between the God of the Bible and the god of the Koran. The Jews are despised, as are true Christians. The persecution of Christians has risen dramatically world-wide.

 

The hatred of the Jews is like a raging fever. Once again monsters with smiling faces arise on the world scene and no one seems to take it seriously.

 

I know that a great Harvest is coming and with it great opposition—every believer claims to want a Church like the Body in the Book of Acts. We don't know what we ask for...we will not have a Church like the Book of Acts until the world in which we live is like First Century Rome. These things will come to pass because they are written.

 

People love money and love sin—they will worship whoever feeds them and gives them license to rebel against Truth. It is human nature and the Tower of Babel revisited. The greatest danger for America politically is a movement that will arise out of chaos that will be ultra-conservative financially and ultra-liberal morally. It will be bought hook, line, and sinker. Imagine a demonic year of jubilee in which everyone is declared debt free, the only requirement obedience.
 
This will one day be declared on a global stage.

 

So many things have come full circle and it is time to step out onto our most holy faith in this time of shaking. Ministry has been different since the end of 2011. I have spent much of 2012 resting like never before—insomnia was a lifetime companion. I have been sleeping and resting, which is an odd thing for me. I have two different extremes in ministry now that I find amazing—I am going to full churches of people that are eager for the things of God, most of them young and just coming out of bondage with a few older saints that have endured; the other is churches that are nearly empty with a few faithful saints there that are pressing on and worn thin.

 

The idols of our culture are falling, and so are the confidence and stability of many of our brethren—please stand and pray. Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together despite disappointment, chastisements, or fears. The real Jesus is emerging along with His Unshakeable Kingdom in the midst of the shaking. In this shaking, Harvest is all around us. Be ready in season to give the Good News of the Gospel, and to extend your heart and hands in soul winning, outreach, healing, and good works to glorify Jesus.

 

I do believe our gracious God could allow a temporary reprieve, but for the prudent, take this as an opportunity to plan wisely as did Joseph in the face of judgment. Ask God to teach you to number your days—if this reprieve is allowed it will not be a long one.

 

This is a season of a great outpouring of Grace for the saints for perseverance, endurance, resiliency, and long-suffering: all the Promises of God remain through Christ Jesus and we must stand, in fact be Standard Bearers, in this hour. Persistence is a Godly attribute: do all you can to stand and then stand.
 
Always remember that the Church is eternal, and the most permanent institution on this planet—when all that can be shaken has to be shaken, do not see doom, but an opportunity to stand on the Foundation that is Forever. Jesus is the Rock. Heed the Call and take the time to be restored and refreshed.

 

We Christians are perrenials—we have a deep Root and bear harsh weather: it makes for more beautiful fruit and fewer pests. ENDURANCE AND ADAPTATION DURING THE SEASON OF CHANGE IS THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US (John 3:8). Some things never change. That would be God and His Promises.
 
It is time for our scent to change—we must become the Aroma of Jesus Christ.

 

I deeply appreciate the prayers of the saints for the ministry—the results are seen and felt in the meetings. God has been faithful to open new doors of ministry. I have been blessed to be able to have my dear wife travel with me as we are now (nearly) empty nesters—she has not traveled with me much since the children were small. Since 2003 we have been using two old houses to help people in need—we see this as the beginnings of our vision to expand outreach and have considered this as part of the ministry.

 

Glorious Light ended 2011 in the red. I also saw this in 2001 after 911—the demand for ministry was greater than ever, but giving went down. I do not push finances in my meetings and am content for the local pastors to handle the offerings, trusting God to speak to His people. I do not "advertise" my ministry. I will preach regardless and delight in going to smaller groups—if I am not humble enough to trust God by giving my gift to help get things started, I have no business preaching there when they grow.

 

Ministry in 2012 has been wonderful, but giving is down significantly.

 

I would ask you to prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you do to sow into Glorious Light—this is a serious time for us. Several of you give to the ministry regularly—we pray for all who give. We have never ask ministers to pay for our fellowship and assistance. Some churches send monthly support, most do not—this does not affect our willingness to give ourselves. Many have made promises and offers they cannot fufill because of their present circumstances—this is heartfelt and I understand the sincerity of God's people.
 

 

We feel God's love.

 

I feel strongly the Scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 8 we are to give out of what we have, not out of what we do not have. This is the reason I have not put Pay Pal on my blog and do not take credit cards in services—I do not want the people of God going into debt to bless Glorious Light
.

 

Thank you for believing in our ministry. Do what the Holy Spirit directs.

 

Sincerely in Jesus,

 

Vaughn Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

 

Here are a few prayer requests:

 

A. is married to a man her Christian family does not approve of. She has been under great stress. She had been dependent on her family for a while. She has had a miscarriage. She is under great duress. Please pray for healing and deliverance to come to these people, and for all bondage to cease.

 

Remember L., a teen girl whose parents have divorced. She has become uncontrollable and is in danger. She has been in trouble with the law, has turned from God, and is in a relationship that is not healthy and based in criminal behavior.

 

Remember a widow who is seeking to continue her husband's vision—a man who was "friend" to both of them and connected with them in ministry/business has not treated her ethically since she was widowed. He is greedy. He would never have put this pressure on this sister had her husband been alive.

 

Remember a brother who is a new Christian—his wife is leaving him and he is seeking ministry and deliverance. He has a public service job that is dangerous and demanding.

 

This is a request from Debbie, one of your faithful prayer partners who is hearing impaired:

 

Please pray for "J" and his wife, his wife still wanted to divorce him. Pray that God will protect "J" and cover him His blood that his wife wanted all his money will go to court this Wednesday wanted his monies plus on Feb 21st final divorce.... Very sad, because they have lovely children but she wanted divorce him and refuse to forgive him at all... Her and her mom is mean to him and mistreating him. He never never abusive his wife or anything. Just pray for him and I wanted to thank you all.

Debbie

 

Remember a sister who is running for political office under great and wicked opposition. She has been hated and the target of witchcraft because of her landmark rulings against gay rights.

 

Remember Greece—Athens is under siege: do not take the spiritual significance of this lightly. Greece is the birthplace of Western Civilization. This is a part of an orquestrated financial catastrophe. Being Americans who have not been properly educated to our own history, much less world history, we do not discern the spiritual links and gateways we have to our own foundation and the rest of the world.

 

Remember Israel, Iran, and our own troops—war with Iran is imminent and has been for nearly 10 years. They passed the point of no return in 2005. The Iranian madman, a Hitler clone, is a dead man. This is the emergence of Ezekiel 38.

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Meetings Tomorrow-Sunday at Colony City Community Church!

Friends,

I will be speaking at Colony City Community Church tomorrow night, Friday February10th and Saturday night the 11th, both at 7 PM. The Sunday morning meeting will start at 10 AM. The church adress is 225 El Harris Rd. in Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Please get this out to your friends!

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious
Light Ministries
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040
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UNCLE ARTHUR BURT IS COMING TO THE SANCTUARY OF DUBLIN, GEORGIA!

Friends, 

 Over twenty years ago, a pastor in another city called me and told me "Uncle Burt" was going to be with them and he wanted me to come. I went and met an elderly preacher who was full of God and looked much younger than his nearly 80 years. He was a young protege' of Smith Wigglesworth.

 I was priveleged to sit under Uncle Burt's ministry twice more and so wanted to attend a global gathering at his ministry headquarters in Wales last year.

 Uncle Burt is still in full time ministry and will be at The Sanctuary of Dublin this coming February 5th at 6:00 P.M.—this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to receive the gift of this transgenerational Father of the Faith. Arthur Burt's heart's desire was to return to America before his 100th birthday.

 He is here and is traveling—The Sanctuary of Dublin is located on Georgia High Way 319/441 South, 1 mile South of Interstate 16 off Dublin Exit 51. Seriously seek the Lord and come to receive from this mighty man of God.

 This will be an eternal memory. This is unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to receive from this transgenerational father in the faith. We have special room rates at La Quinta Inn off Interstate I-16, exit 51, in Dublin. The rates are $80.00 a night. The number is 478-272-3110

God bless and keep each of you.

Vaughn Clark
Glorious Light Ministries
P.O. 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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NEW YEAR'S EVE SERVICE!

   

Life Center of Brandon Church           Join us for the First Service in our new Location

Pastor Ellery Aguayo                                                    

 

Start 2012 Hearing from Heaven!

 

New Year’s Eve Service

 

With

 

Prophet Vaughn Clark

 

Saturday, December 31st

9:00pm – 1:00am

Praise & Worship                                         2596 E. SR 60

Communion                                              Valrico, FL 33594 

Refreshments                                                (new location)

                                                         Additional Services                            813-322-3860

 

Sunday, January 1st – 6:30pm

Monday, January 2nd – 7:00pm

withProphet Vaughn Clark

 

 

 

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MEETINGS IN COBBTOWN!

Friends,

We will be starting meetings tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM at Grace Temple; Highway 121; Cobbtown, GA. The meetings will also run Sunday night at 6 and Monday and Tuesday at 7.

See you there.

Vaughn Allen Clark
Glorious Light Ministries

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Campmeeting in Vidalia, Georgia!

Friends,

I am still trying to work through my e-mail difficulties—I am able to receive and send, but there is some issue with group mailings.

This Thanksgiving was a time of true thanks in the Clark household—our children were at home and we had the best time ever. It was blessed.

I am starting a Camp Meeting this Sunday, December 4th through Wednesday, December 7th, each at 7 PM, at New Life Church; 2200 Center Dr.; Vidalia, Georgia. Please get the word out for these meetings in Vidalia which are an annual event.

The following Sunday, December 11th we will start meetings at 6 PM at Grace Temple, Highway 121 (Main Street), in Cobbtown, Georgia. The meetings will run Monday and Tuesday as well at 7 PM each night.

Keep your hope firm before the Lord during these days—it is an opportune moment in the history of mankind to remain stable and immovable in the work of the Lord.

God bless and keep each of you.

Vaughn Clark

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Ministry Updates

Friends,

 

I appreciate your prayers during our travels—for the first time in many years, my wife is able to travel with me as we are now empty nesters. We drove 6600 miles in ministry the month of October. The Lord willing, we will be doing more of these ministry trips together. We also want to thank you for your faithful ministry support.

 

We will be having two Camp Meetings the first part of November:

 

The first will be the Fall Camp Meeting of Glorious Light Ministries this following Sunday. The meetings will be held at our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin, located on Highway 441 South, 1.5 miles south of I-16, in Dublin, Georgia. The meetings will be Sunday night, November 6th, at 6. The meetings Monday and Tuesday November 7th-8th are both at 7 p.m.

 

There will not be a nursery provided.

 

“The Branch”, Danny Bucy, will be hosting Glorious Light Ministries at the following church in Hendersonville, NC:

                                                                       New  Life Family 
                                                                           Ministries                      

                                                                        1787 Dana Road

                                                                     Hendersonville, NC


Created By

Danny Bucy


More Info

This Prophetic Conference with Vaughn Clark is being hosted by "The Branch". The Branch is currently using the facilities of New Life Family Ministries.

The meetings times are:

Friday night at 7:00 p.m. (November 11th)
Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. (November 12th)
Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. (November 12th)

Worship leaders are Danny Bucy, Judi Harwood & The Father's Heart Band

 

 

I will be speaking Sunday evening, November 13th at The Gathering Community Church; 209 Railroad St.; Swannanoa, NC; 28778 with Pastor Ed Morrow.

 

I will ask you to pray for these meetings, for traveling mercies, and for God’s protection and provision for my family. I have been asking God and asking you to pray with me for new doors of ministry to open—thank God and thank you, as He is surely doing this.

 

I have a few thought provoking words and questions for you in this hour of increasing chaos:

 

PILGRIMAGE: A long journey or search, especially one of exalted purpose or spiritual significance, to a sacred place.

 

SOUJOURNER: A temporary resident who only stays in a place for a while.

 

WHICH CITY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? (Hebrews 11, Hebrews 13)

 

WHO IS YOUR DADDY?

 

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

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Ministry Updates

Friends,

I have realized my email has probably been down for a month or so. I have been able to receive but not send and have sent out several letters that never reached any of you. If you have been receiving my letters and they stopped, please check your computer settings for group mailings, as this is my ministry mail list. I have prayed for every prayer request you have sent, but have not been able to get out to the prayer partners. My apologies.

We have been very busy getting our daughter settled in Bible school—she is loving it. We were able to have a visit with our German daughter for over a month, our exchange student from year before last—the girls are true sisters it seems. We have been delighted to have our adult son back in our lives. I covet  your prayers for my family and for our children. Agree for my son's full return to the Lord.

My wife and I are "empty nesters" it seems and after nearly two decades of keeping the home fires burning, she is traveling with me again, much to my blessing. God is blessing our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin. We have a church full of ministers who love Jesus and each other—it is a place of mentoring, freedom, and healing.

This Fall will be a busy time for us. I am traveling to Honduras September 5th-9th to minister to Christian leaders. It is my honor to be the guest of Pastor Johnny Summerall and Missionary Martha Grice, homebased at the First Assembly of God  in Waycross, GA—this is a generational ministry I have been working with for nearly twenty years. We will be in intensive personal ministry to pastors and their families during the day, afternoon, and evening. Please pray with us for strongholds to be broken, relationships to be mended, refreshing and anointing to increase, and for God's perspective and vision to be imparted. Pray for the safety of our families as we travel, and for His Protection and Provision. Pray for the ministry team to flow together as one in unity with God's purposes—agree for accuracy in the Word and in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

My wife and I have been praying about the next steps in ministry—travel will continue, along with building and assisting other ministries. We would ask for those who know our work to prayerfully consider monthly support—this would relieve us of a great deal of financial pressure.We are stepping out in a number of arenas in this season. We made a decision as a family three years ago to stay close to home until our daughter was out of highschool.We downsized all our transportation, sold the family van, etc.Now we have the need for a larger vehicle for road travel. I have also been looking at property to use as a ministry headquarter for Glorious Light Ministries, to work in tandem with other local ministries, particularly our home church, and to be a resource in the area. I need God's plan and the operation of "His peculiar works". I am also considering how to facilitate resources to not only feed and house people, but to grow food when it becomes necessary.

This is time for miracles in many arenas. I will post our schedule after my return from Honduras. We will be in Indiana and Texas the end of the month. I would ask you to pray for the Lord to order our steps. I will have regular emails back with prayer requests as soon as I can get this glitch ironed out. There is going to be Glorious Light Campmeeting November 6th-8th in Vidalia, GA at New Life with Pastor Rusty Houser.

I have been hearing the word "endurance" for the saints. Why not do a study on the word, particularly in the New Testament. This is a time for Divine Perseverance, Assistance, and Order to come into the lives of the saints. I think sometimes we forget that after we have done all to stand, we should stand. Just do all you know to do to stand in Jesus. I wonder how many of us are on the Potter's Wheel or on the Ironsmith's Anvil? I have found myself growing selectively deaf to the many voices that seem to be booming in our nation.

There is such anger and frustration—everyone is looking for a man with the answers. I preached at our home church on the spirit of antichrist at our home church on Sunday and hope to have that audio posted on here soon. There is a transference taking place in the realm of the spirit right now that is in both the Kingdom of Light, and the kingdom of darkness. Man's quest for a perfect, Christless world is becoming a global paeon. Folly has become reason and exceeding folly great wisdom.

I always get amazed at the furor that rises whenever I speak about these things. The Church has a Harvest.We also must endure a great deal of Godly adaptation—you see the greatest Glory of the Church Age is about to be poured out upon us. We are going to change and be changed into the image of Christ or Antichrist. It is that hour. The Holy Spirit will force all mankind to decide which image each will bear.

We are in a season of preparation and decision. Jesus is coming back again soon. Do not despair, but do not despise the beckon of the Holy Spirit. He wants to reveal the Risen Jesus Christ to you in such indelible measure there will be no turning back. It is for this Hour we have come—Jesus must be glorified.

Keep your peace in Him and yield to the Love that passes all understanding. He did not bring you out to abandon you at this crucial hour. Neither does He will that you abandon Him. With every temptation there is a way of escape. It is time to return to the Simplicity of our Faith in Him and to be about our Father's business. It is time to make disciples, confront darkness, and walk in the Light as He is in the Light. For the young, know your roots in the Faith and be secure in good doctrine, the basics of the Faith. For the older, we must not mourn and grieve so over the great loss in our society, but hold fast to the Truth to build for a better future, however long that will be before His return.

I would advise you to study Ezekiel 38 and 39, understanding these events are unfolding before our eyes globally. I do not believe the war prophesied here is the Final Conflict. Prepare your hearts for surrender to the Lord and His Goodness.

We have much to do—let it be a labor of love, and not such sorrow. It is good we are chosen to live in this time.

God bless and keep each of you under the Shadow of the Almighty,

Job 5: 8-26; Malachi 3:13-18; Psalm 37; Jude

Vaughn Allen Clark  www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious
Light Ministries
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040
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E-Mail Check

Friends,

For some reason, I get back over 100 emails when I send out a prayer letter and ministry update.

If you have asked to be on the mail list and have not received a letter in a while, please check the settings on your computer.

Vaughn Clark
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Fire and Separation

Friends,

Many trumpets and warnings are sounding in our nation and all over the world. The world is being drawn out by God with a hook in the jaw to oppose Israel. Time as we know it is spent, and we are entering into a season known to God and feared by man. The Holy Spirit is doing His best to get convict mankind and to get Christians ready for the Lord's Return.

There is a cleansing and separation more intense than anything we have known in our lifetime.

"And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. I baptize with water unto repentance, but He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fan is in His Hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."—Matthew 3: 10-12

John the Baptist was baptising in the River Jordan those who heard his message of repentance—he was being used by God to prepare hearts for the appearance of Jesus. The Lord used him to stir up a hornet's nest among the religious crowd, as there had not been a move of God for a long time.

This is a fleeting time of testing of the Truth of Scripture and the foundation of our Faith in our souls. It is also a temporary time of reprieve and preparation for what lies ahead, the appearance of Jesus. He has told me to tell this world a trumpet of repentance is sounding.

Saul and Achan and Balaam and Jezebel—-rebellion, complacency, compromise, procrastination, stubborness—-are being bathed in fire, the Baptism of fire. God, in His Mercy, is pouring out His power upon all soul ties that bind us to that which is earthly, sensual, and demonic.He is exposing what we do not want to see but must.

He is giving not only the Church, but all mankind, a Choice.

Unique separation from what opposes the will of God and miraculous promotion to the will of God is upon us, a return from Babylon to Zion. The Saints are experiencing frustrating warfare due to the ruthless demand of the human soul to create a controllable "reality" in the midst of the collapse of a system under God's Judgment.

It is a time of pain and suffering in the realm of the emotions that many have never known to this depth.
 
Our being has been groomed by generations of idolatry and self-dependence to deny, to try to escape from the possibility of being absolutely dependent on God. We must close the access the enemy has had to our inner beings through the culture. We have filtered the Lord and the Kingdom of God through a system that opposes Jesus and the demands of Scripture on every level.

Jesus did not come to fix the world, but to save the world.

God is searching for faith and endurance in His people, and we are striving for deliverance. There is a brutal and ruthless competition for the soul of man, one that is sadly to the death. Only two spirits are being manifested on earth really, Christ and antichrist as we plunge toward the revelation of the antichrist and the return of Jesus Christ, the insane delusion that man can create a perfect world without Him increases.

The cruelty of this world without the veneer of "human goodness" is a shock.

The bond of iniquity we have with this world, the inner recesses of sorcery, of rebellion and manipulation, along with all the inner-connectedness and interdependence of our emotions on all that is not Christ in us—-this are being hit by Holy Fire and the Sword of the Word of God. All that we have been oblivious to, in denial of, or in wrong harmony with is under the laser and knife.

Delusional selfishness and self-centeredness have produced a narcissistic religion whose devotees pour themselves into macromanaging their own microscosm— swallowing camels and straining at gnats is a cultural connundrum. The painful roots of idolatry and harlotry are being identified and pulled—they are like the roots of wisdom teeth that are infected and grown into sinuses near the brain. Every part of us which enabled us to have peace and contentment without Him is being probed and exposed.

Simultaneously there has never been a greater effort of the spirit of antichrist to wear out the saints, or a greater need for God's people to walk and live by faith. In many ways this is a purging of our faith and refinement of our motivation.

Bottom line, the rubber has hit the road. God is ready to move and we are all vulnerable. WE HAVE FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD AND HE WANTS US TO BE PART OF WHAT HE IS DOING IN THE EARTH.

A few days ago, our pastor was closing the service at our home church with this passage of Scripture,

"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God,  and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure."—I John 3: 1-3

I had the following vision while he was reading this wonderful passage of Scripture.

I saw the whole earth as it was hanging in space. It was divided into Light and darkness and seemed to be pretty evenly divided. I saw a man being stretched between the Light and the darkness screaming and begging for help. The Lord Jesus had him by his hands pulling him into the Light.

The man's feet were caught in a beartrap attached to a chain which Satan was pulling into the darkness. The man was literally being pulled apart and was in great pain.

I believe the man represented both mankind and the Church.

The problem seemed to be the man had to choose either the Light or the darkness, he could not have both. His feet were trapped and maimed in the beartrap of the darkness. This is where he had walked.

I do believe the beartrap is the emerging financial system, as well as cultural Christianity, and stubborness. Soon mankind will scream for a messiah, a man with all the answers, whose gospel says anything goes.

The Glory of God is covering the Earth as the waters cover the see and gross darkness is covering the people. The Light is manifesting the darkness.

The cover is blown. GET READY!

Vaughn Allen Clark www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious
Light Ministries
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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"Who Will Be King Over These Ruins?"

Friends,

 

Keep yourself strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. This is a time to see the Lord, high and lifted up. We are very near the time of Restoration. Jesus is coming soon. Enjoy Him and love Him forever.

 

As the Day is very near, let brotherly love continue, have a fervent love for one another and do what you must to remain sincere
.

 

Never forget that the Prize is worth the price.

 

I stand in awe-struck bemused horror at many things I see on a daily basis, nearly unbelieving what my eyes see and ears hear.
 
Our government has forced Israel not to defend herself for many years while the Moslems, with our tacit assistance, arm and surround her—just recently the "newly liberated" Egyptians allowed Iranian warships to come through the Suez Canal for the first time since 1979 to set up a naval attack base in Syria, just north of Israel.
 
Iran is also busily involved in setting up missile bases in Venezuela for the benefit and amusement of Americans. Our legislators are fighting one another, and for some reason, can't seem to agree that this country should not allow Sharia Law to begin to dominate our culture—you really ought to look into that and see how that jives with our Constitution. We reluctantly prosecute "honor killings" of girls trying to break away from the oppression of sharia in America!

We remain dependent on Moslem oil when the United States has more oil, natural gas, and coal than anywhere else on earth.....we could become energy independent and prosperous in a short time.

Our government is not interested in securing our borders and now tunnels are being discovered that are replicas of those used to funnel men and arms in the Middle East. The Bible can not be read in public schools, but now Moslem studies, with the reading of the Koran, are required in some schools and colleges.

It really is treason on a vast level—treason is the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.

To add to the madness, now the White House is seeking to take down the Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is between one man and one woman.

The maniacal frenzy to to destruct this country and take Israel down has become a grotesque parody and is nothing more than strong delusion.

I know that God is about to reign us in.

WE MUST ALL KNOW THAT JUDGMENT IN SOME FORM IS GOING TO HIT THIS NATION—God is going to stage an intervention to block our madness.The day we force Israel to divide Jerusalem will be the saddest day in American history in our lifetimes, perhaps in the history of the nation. The United Nations with our backing is ready to unilaterally recognize Palestine as a nation by this Fall. We have already allowed the Palestinians to open an embassy in Washington, DC and to raise their flag on American soil.

My only hope in this is I cry out to God that such madness is not the common will of the American people, but the godless elite that rule us, and to please have mercy on us.

One of the things I have learned as a Christian is that life in this fallen world always contains moments of ultimate shock. I am thankful for the long seasons of "normal life" I have been afforded, but have realized every human being I have known to this point sometimes finds himself in the midst of circumstances that are devastating and way over the the idividual's personal tolerance/coping level.

Thank God His Grace is sufficient, and His power is not shortened by our "overwhelmingness" in such circumstances!  We Christians are made to weather and pass through the storms of life.

WE ARE ALL SET FOR ULTIMATE SHOCK, CHRISTIAN AND NON-CHRISTIAN ALIKE.

 

Keep real short accounts with the Lord right now and realize we are in His Hands. There is more to do in less time than we realize—ask the Lord to give you not only the comfort and power of the Holy Spirit, but the adaptation and wisdom to change wisely.We must be able to bend and flow without compromising the Standard of the Word of God.
 

 

Also ask God for graceful exits from all that weighs you down—there are powerful demon spirits of hatred, bitterness, vengeance, murder, and retaliation at work against this nation and the Body of Christ. Confusion and division are tools of Satan so that he can do his wicked work of destruction. Not only pray for our protection as a nation from terrorist attacks and for the peace of Jerusalem….

 

…..let slander against others and corrupt communication cease. As long as Christians take pleasure in the suffering of other believers, and seem to believe Jesus died to accommodate such wreckage and carnage we are bound to wisdom that is earthly, sensual, and demonic. This madness can only produce self-seeking, confusion, and every evil work. I see spiritual train wrecks in many places I go to minister and it appears some sinister intrusion has possessed many Christians who derive some kind of sick satisfaction in the loss.

 


Do we really know what spirit we are of? I think Satan has many "secret agents" in the Body. I would like to believe most are blind and ignorant and do his bidding unknowingly or believing they are right. I wonder how many times I have been a traitor to the Kingdom of God?

We may find out the hard way that sorrow and pressure force some real Christian love to emerge. Don’t engage in mockery and faultfinding of other believers now at all cost—hold the standard of the Word of God and walk in the reverential fear of God! DO THIS VOLUNTARILY!  Go ahead and get in touch with reality—we will SOON have so much mockery from the world, we will not be able to afford trying to destroy one another if we have any  spiritual sanity remaining.

We must stand as men and women of God to recognize and guard ourselves against the hellish vent of universalism that it sweeping the Body of Christ. This is the teaching that Jesus is not the Way to salvation, but a way. This is the spirit of antichrist emerging rapidly which we must recognize and stand against at all costs—it is a false gospel that will destroy many spiritually and embolden those so deceived to hate Christians virulently. At the same time we must bend our hearts to love those who are truly in Christ Jesus and stop our childish ways.

The last few days I have contemplated the schism and paralysis over the nation and the Church, trembling at  what outcome will ensue. I see the arrogance and self-will of man and know the foibles of human nature, so bent on creating a perfect Christless world, even "at church" it seems. Everyone wants to be right, to be correct.....while pondering these things these words were emblazoned on my soul,

"Who will be king over these ruins?"

Where will be the arrogance, pomp, and circumstance of our proud hearts when the wind we have sown comes to us as whirlwind?

Read Hebrews 12: 1-11. The Lord tells us  to remember the testimony of those who have gone on before us. He commands us to about lay aside sin and weights so we can hit our stride in Him to run the race with endurance. He tells us not to resist chastening, as He loves us, and corrects us as our Father for our eternal good.

 

I find it very interesting that chastening is called “training” and yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness. The Word does not deny that chastening is painful, but it is a part of sonship towards God.

 


There is a side to chastening we do not seem to get….

 


“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.”—-Hebrews 12: 12-13

 


None of us wants to be weak and “not O.K.”—not one of us wants to be lame. None of us wants to be ashamed or to be wrong about anything. But there is a way to make straight paths for our weakness and lameness, especially when we are being dealt with by God….

 


“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one
will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;”—Hebrews 12: 14-15

Part of chastening and making straight paths for ourselves and others is pursuing peace and holiness. We won’t see God without this restraint. We must seek this diligently so we are not poisoned or spread poison.

There is epidemic spiritual narcissism. A narcissist is someone who never grew out of being a selfish child, whose whole world must revolve around them. In the destructive sense of this immaturity, there is a tendency to elitism and and an indifference to the plight of others. A narcissist tends to see others as objects that either make their world happen or are not necessary.

Wow, this is a spirit for the Last Days! We have disposable people now, and self-contained realities of relevance, regardless of Truth. Truly narcissistic folks have an unrealistic sense of superiority and may pursue power at all costs. Emotional responses become guarded public conveniences and others can be devalued and exploited without remorse. The end justifies the means.

Whether an American is functional or dysfunctional in the eyes of the world, this seems to be a national dilemma.

I honestly think this delusion is part of the harlotry and whoredom of the Last Days, to be so centered on self that nothing but the fufillment, worship, and adoration of self can be allowed to be God.

I say to brace yourselves for a Holy Ghost reality check—-I am including myself in that adjustment, asking for mercy every step of the way.

How much poison have we tolerated and imbibed?  Look at the effects of the poison of bitterness through not pursuing peace with others and by not yearning after holiness (Hebrews 12: 16-17)—it seems that profanity and fornication and forfeiting destiny are some results.

I speak no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, but warning. The ruin of much pride, arrogance, bitterness, and hatred are upon this nation, upon churches, upon individuals. I have been standing in pulpits and leading God's' people in repentance for the shedding of innocent blood in our Christian lives and asking God to do damage control, to remove stumbling blocks, to remove the altars that have consumed the lives of others.

How much has been forfeited by stubbornness and who will be king over these ruins?
 
There is a sweet fragrance and new oil being poured out, an incense of brokeness. Will we seek to hide in the wreckage of a world foolish enough to oppose God to the limit, or rise to meet the incense He now releases to bear fruit for a clean Harvest? I see a religious spirit that opposes Jesus Christ that looks like Him and appeals to the part of man defiled —this beautiful devil enables man to remain unchanged.

This is the End Time delusion called Wormwood that will defile one third of the Body of Christ, a form of godliness denying the power thereof ( Revelations 8: 10-11, Deuteronomy 29: 14-19, Jeremiah 23: 15). This is the mystery of iniquity and the gall of false teachers and prophets.

I also see the Lord standing over our nation weeping, but triumphant, with His Hands extended in a sweeping motion from coast to coast and from border to border, with His Glory touching this nation once again. When God rises up in His Holiness again, who will stand?

Some fruits do not become sweet until they are bitten by frost; others do not bear well without a hard winter. My favorite flower, peonies, will not grow in our area because the winters are not harsh enough. Oh there is a balm in Gilead, but we are coming out of the greenhouse to put down roots in real fields. We will grow. Repentance is upon us, and a new day as well—let us arise to a New Day and seek the Lord.

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His Own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him Who called you out darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."—-I Peter 2: 9-10

The King of King is arising—demonic dictators are arising upon the earth to oppress His people and to futilly try to oppose His coming. He has called us out, and through the Blood of the Covenant, has made us a royal priesthood, His Own people to stand before Him. He also is demanding that corruption and wickedness be routed out before Him.

"Behold I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in Whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For  He is like a refiner's fire and like launderers' soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that them may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness."—Malachi 3: 1-3

Over two decades ago what was dubbed "The Laughter Revival" hit globally. It got my attention as it happened simultaneously in areas without Western influence. I know there was excess and some open doors to the enemy, but God blasted Psalm 2 into my being that He was laughing at His enemies. I had seen Holy laughter since my earliest Christian experience, but nothing to this extent.

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ARE YOU A PALADIN?

Friends,

 I sometimes forget what Time it really is, even though God marked my life as a child with foresight into these Days. That does not make me an expert, nor do I consider myself a great theologian.

My morning devotion was this passage of Scripture,

"Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the Presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus, Who was preached to you before, Whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began."—Acts 3: 19-21

There are some things I do know. The hunger for souls has seemingly left many Christians—I do not know if this is the fruit of lawlessness and love waxed cold, or folks are so centered on survival, hearts are distracted and hardened. The indifference is callous because of the great scope of Eternity.

Refreshing from the Presence of the Lord is desperately needed. Temporary relief is longed for. The Holy Spirit is grieving the theft of our soul's devotion. We are grieving the desolation of altars that enabled our culture to comfortably comfort our souls without Him.

Denial and the avoidance of consequences is a full-time job of the fallen human nature.

I know the Refreshing for which our soul perishes will not come without Repentance, which necessity must be asked and longed for.Our will must be set to want Repentance, seeing the necessity of Godly change, knowing that only He can work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. We are so utterly dependent on the Lord, yet mankind uselessly ravages this world futilly not to be.

The spirit of this age reeks a peevish and ruthless impertinence that manifests in blindness and nihilistic hedonism—quite simply it is not just pagan idolatry, but hatred by the spirit of antichrist. It is the love of death and destruction in the futile pursuit of life while rejecting the only One by Whom all things consist and are held together.

The separation of our hearts to the noble purposes of the Great Commission is being demanded by the Holy Spirit in the face of such hardness—honestly do I want to see His Might Power, His Love, His Restoration, His Coming?  What will it cost me and what will I get for it?

These Latter Times have been a wild ride for years now—this world has been in free-fall since 1900 and the Kingdom of God has been increasing exponentially under incredible opposition across the earth. Sadly, the lack of opposition in our nation has allowed a more deadly enemy than persecution to flourish: deception.

 I don't know how many folks really understand the Time we live in and the lack of time thereof; I am sure many who know Truth in their hearts have in denial set their heads against such Eternal Certainty.
 
The Great Deception of this final moments is to still think our lives are our own. Some religious systems teach having Jesus as fire insurance is enough.

The Bible teaches differently.

 The Church seems fragmented, but I trust God to do a quick work of unity—only He can. The means by which this is accomplished may not be the cakewalk we have wanted to believe. We do have a choice to love and to walk in unity.Many have been injured and scarred by strife among Christians and church problems—no form of church government will work where there is no fear of God, no humility, no power, and no submission to the Word for all who are involved.

Whenever we take our eyes off Jesus Christ, then flesh exalts itself. Until Christians submit to the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ the Lord, there will be envy, strife, confusion, self-seeking, competition, sorcery:  you can read the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians.

At such an hour as this, there are many far-reaching decisions to be made—WE ALL MUST PLAN FOR THE FUTURE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IN GODLY WISDOM.

We also a need to encourage ourselves and others in the Lord, leaning upon the full counsel of God's Word, and not just what we want to hear. Christian, none of your time has been wasted building and supporting the Church—all of us will give an account of many things. None of us can afford to be brittle in this hour, but must ask God for permanence, resilience, and perseverance in the face of this hostile and perverse world.

We must also love one another with a fervent love, we upon whom the End of the Ages has come.

When we begin to see God's Plan, we will understand the battle, endure the process, and not give place to sorrow or to isolation. Do not let bitterness rule—whatever has caused you to back off, to be broken, this is a time for healing and for Godly zeal and wisdom to prevail.

Let me also add there is no manifestation of true courage without fear the presence of fear, even as there is no revelation of true faith without the presence of doubt. There has never been a greater time for the joy of our salvation, the joy that is set before us, and the Pearl of Great Price to be set into the choicest altar of our souls.

Many Believers, I think, see more of what not to do than to know what to do. Ministers and church folk are at a point of distraction and being worn out—don't grow weary in well-doing. Mature believers tell me,

"I'm to the point that I can't do anything else."
This is the sprit of antichrist wearing out the saints—such infernal pressure will get stronger, so we must as well. You are watchmen and standard bearers. Several people who are well-grounded leaders report they do not feel like they are in this world.It is a detachment they have never experienced.

The reality that our Kingdom is not of this world is coming home to roost in our souls—it is so on that it is more than our natural man can grasp. Our souls long for Him and we are afraid of the outcome.

We will go and come in these times with the reality of it all—GOD'S PLAN—on us with increasing vision to those who turn their faces to Jesus, while increasing blindness takes the world.

 We Christians will struggle until we surrender or turn away to futility—the hearts of many will fail them. There is a gathering of the wounded and those who have failed, and I believe a great recruitment of hearts who finally realize they have no other Foundation but Jesus.

Straddling the fence between this world and the will of God has been a national pastime, but now the top of the fence isn't wide enough for us to perch on anymore. Double-mindedness keeps one on the fence—in these days, fence straddling now means impalement.

Being stuck and suffering the divide up one's soul is not all it is cracked up to be.

Sometimes it seems walking in the Truth is not all it is cracked up to be, but at least we are not swimming in muddy water and can see the sharks!  We do have the Covenant Providence of God, Redemption through the Blood of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, new life, an innumerable host of angels!  Read the Book—we win! You know, we do get open Book tests!

We have the Shelter of the Most High and His hiddeness—we are promised His protection and the promise of suffering persecution for living righteous in Christ Jesus.

God has some great surprises ahead, and I believe a new call and refreshing to our First Love as never before. The Lord has a place for us in this life we must see, even if the Light hurts our eyes as we emerge from the darkness.

 I was spending some time before the Lord on 1-22-11 and I heard the Holy Spirit say that God is at work behind the scenes, and that He has prepared a Summit, a Convergence of great warring angels to work with men and women of God who will soon arise as "paladins" to oppose wickedness and darkness in our nation.

I did not know what a "paladin" was but discovered these men were legendary warriors that defended Christianity when The Ottoman Empire had stricken all of North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, and much of Europe.There was a popular Western TV
 show fifty years ago whose hero was a man named "Paladin", billed as "a warrior without armor in a savage land".  Paladins become known in antiquity as officials with high authority associated with the royal court, who had the ear of the king. 

Today if someone is referred to as a "paladin", it means they are a heroic champion who is strong defender and supporter of a noble cause. I had these thoughts and fell asleep for two hours to awaken at 3 AM on 1-23-11 to find the following word from one of my ministry partners, Trish, in my e-mail,

 


"The Lord of the Harvest will soon not wait,
For those who are sleeping and not  coming awake

These are the days, like Noah I said
People with plans, ignoring the Truth, soon to be dead

This is quite sad and cynical you see
Life always repeats what's wrong in history

I've given warnings through My Word and My Voice
Yet people keep walking away by their choice

Death and Destruction is constant right now
And people walk on in darkness somehow

Light is awakened when one runs out of time
Yet that might be too late in these last days of Mine!

I have a covenant with the people who believe,
Of Blessing and Honor and Goodness you see

This is the cause and effect of one's life
Who follows My lead and brings others to Christ

When one forsakes the One who has love
Emptiness comes and then comes the grudge

Hardness of heart will soon follow them,
Brokenness and Humility is the only cure then

Why fall apart to receive a Great Gift?
Yet man has a will, want's control and that's it!

Glory and Honor is found by My side,
For those who continue in My light to abide

Never again will a day pass as this,
For each day shortened, My return soon exists

Many unbelievers, many hearts hardened shout
My Spirit's outpouring, get ready to see the fallout

Many will be parting—offended by the new
Keep your eyes on the Truth, keep your mind renewed

Don't escape from challenge, it will always be here
Count the cost, each day given, live in hiddenness and fear

Fear of God and much respect
Of God puts in your hand
Keep it pure, keep it simple
Life is short and oh so dear!"

I know we Christians share the same Holy Spirit, but I am always amazed. In those hours after I woke, I wrote.

The Lord showed me the Convergence in the heavenly realm and on the earth is coming to pass very quickly indeed, and that it would be the consummation of all the matters of life and death, of Heaven and Hell. The Ancient of Days is arising. This will be a troublesome time for all, as we are so man oriented and accommodate what opposes God more than stand for Truth that exposes fallen man to be a hater of God.

There exists the reality of compromise for the sake of cultural expediency and dependency with which we must wrestle!  The spirits of whoredoms and harlotry have blinded God's people too long and it is what it is.

 


This has been a time of fear and trembling before the Lord for me, since the beginning of 2011. I remember the beginning of 2010. I was speaking at a watchnight service and the Lord spoke to me on the platform at Harvest Assembly in Asheville, NC,

 


"The lions are coming, both in the Kingdom of Light and of darkness—they arise!  Prepare yourselves…."

 


I need to get the rest of that tape and post it, as well as the watchnight service from 2011 at Christian Renewal in Hilton Head.

 

THIS IS ONE YEAR LATER—NOW I KNOW IN MY SPIRIT: the lions of both kingdoms have arisen.

 


Do not be deceived by the foibles of human reasoning—"THE CONFRONTATION" has come with an altar seldom sought.We have said we can drink the cup before us that will be bitter to the taste, but sweet in our stomachs.

 


WE MUST STAND ON OUR MOST HOLY FAITH, PRAY IN THE SPIRIT AND NOT FAINT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY. WE WILL BE PARIAHS TO MANY, THE SAVOR OF LIFE TO MANY OTHERS.

 


I know in no uncertain terms God has had enough of rebellion and destruction in this Christian nation. He is spiritually calling out His paladins in the spirit of Elijah to the top of Mount Carmel to oppose the prophets of Baal. I know that God will prevail and that Jezebel will seek to destroy the people of God because her evil work will be halted. The account of this in I Kings 18 and 19 ended with Elijah giving up after a great victory and surrendering to fear and oppression, even cutting his life and ministry short by wanting to go Home.

We must steel ourselves for this hour, knowing our battle is not against flesh and blood. WE ARE TO LOVE PEOPLE, BUT STAND AGAINST WICKEDNESS.

The early morning after the election in November 1992, I had the following vision (if any of you still have the many paged newsletter I sent out then, I would like to have a copy. This was in my pre-computer days),

" I saw a great ship headed full speed towards the rocks—the hull of the ship was the United States. On the deck of the mighty ship, there were altars to every abomination known to mankind with great wickedness and delight with reveling in every conceivable sin. No one was steering the ship, because no one wanted anyone to steer the ship. The captain's wheel was spinning aimlessly. The people on the deck could not see the ship was about to be destroyed on the rocks.

They all had on blindfolds.

At the very aft of the ship behind the captain's wheel, was a small group of Christians on their knees weeping over the impending destruction, over the wickedness being poured out on the ship. They had been pushed to the back by the others on the deck. Jesus stood over them weeping with His Arms stretched out protectively. He turned and looked at all that was going on the deck, and saw the ship about to hit the rocks, and said,

"Throw out the Anchor—the Anchor will hold!"

The Christians brought out the Anchor—the bottom looked like a normal anchor, but the top was the Cross, and on the crossbar sat the Church. They threw out the Anchor, which dragged along the bottom while the ship was out of control at full speed. Then the Anchor caught on the only Rock that could hold it, the Rock of Ages. The ship was rescued from destruction, but was stopped suddenly at full speed—everyone on deck was snatched down from their heinous deeds. 

Because they had on blindfolds, they did not understand that destruction was upon them and they had been spared. Then they turned on those who had thrown out the anchor with great wrath."

 Do some Bible study on Jezebel, Athaliah, and Salome. The evil spirits that manifested in these wicked women rule much in our nation, and manifest through both men and women to destroy. Have confidence, our God is greater, and the Name of Jesus is above all, but the clash has come.

The Scripture is plain about persecution and God's  resulting judgment—our trouble comes from men who hate God, not from Him. God chastens us—Satan seeks to destroy us.
The spiritual drought over this nation is about to be broken, but this CONFRONTATION, this CLASH is imminent.  And beloved, we are close to the King of Kings!

"We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds towards each other, so that we ourselves boast of your patience and faith in all  your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you..."—2 Thessalonians 1: 3-6

These things are not often preached, but are necessary so that we might stand:  God puts up with a lot. He is going pour out His Spirit one more time on America. When those who hate Him begin to kill His servants and burn His churches, then His Wrath will fall.


I have known since 1977 a mighty move of God would sweep this nation before the End, and that it would be as the Days of Heaven upon the earth. I have prayed for at least 100,000,000 souls to come to Jesus in this nation. As the effect of this revival becomes apparent a great backlash was planned by the enemy.

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CONFLUENCE AND CONVERGENCE

Friends,

First of all, I write this letter, provoked by the Holy Spirit, and ask that you would pray for God's protection over my family and myself that there be no retaliation, that we be hidden, in Jesus Name. I sat down late last night and wrote the first few lines before I slept. I woke up with this in my heart and have not stopped writing since after church service today.

 

Winds of change and deliverance are blowing—everything that can be shaken is being shaken. There are two wild hyper-magnetic spiritual dynamics emerging in both the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness:

 

Confluence—a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point.

                       The flowing together of two or more streams, the place of meeting

                       of these streams, or the combined stream this forms.

 


Convergence—the act of converging and especially moving towards union or

                        uniformity. The merging of distinct technologies, industries, or

                        devices into a unified whole.

 


To preface this, realize there is a shattering taking place that started before any of us were born. In fact, it began when Jesus came the first time. It was the Beginning of the Last Days, and from that point forward the Kingdom of God has increased and the world system has lapsed into decay and destruction. Every dimension of mankind, as well as time and space, are caught up in this ascendent and descendent spiral , as the "gravitational pull" of God's Plan, the prayers of the saints, and unified rebellion against God and sanity crescendo.

 


The closer an object gets to its destination, such as in space travel, the pull of the destination causes the speed of the object to increase and the trajectory to change and focus. Jesus is coming back again and Satan is wroth, knowing his time is short.

 


The shattering is a literal splintering that is like a great tornado with sweeping change, destruction, and relocation with whole nations and systems caught up in a firestorm of withering events and circumstances—it is beyond our normal concepts of logic to really grasp all that is happening at once: it is beyond reason or rationality and can only be defined as LAST DAYS PURPOSE.

 


Imagine this great tornado as a whirling centrifuge of separation with giant magnets attached to either side as the scope of mankind is being splintered. Each human (every one on earth, all nearly 7 billion, is under Holy Spirit downpour and has been separated from his normal anchors and boundaries) is drawn to whichever magnet he is manifesting on a spiritual level in response to the Holy Spirit.

 


The two magnets are Christ and antichrist.

 


Seventy-five years ago, not long in the timeline of history, America was struggling to recover from a devastating depression that had impacted the whole globe. We were an agricultural and manufacturing power with 85% of our people on farms and 15% in cities. We were focused on ourselves as a nation. A world away, Adolph Hitler had come to power in  debt-ravaged Germany, and war-weary  Europeans listened to his lies and did all to appease the man who would change the world with terror. What did it matter he hated the Jews?
 
Everyone actually did anyway.

What did it matter that through Hitler's eugenics policy hundreds of thousands of handicapped Germans had been "put out of their misery"? We were close to it in the United States with millions of unofficial official sterilizations of the poor, the handicapped, and orphans—too many "useless eaters".

 


Even though Germany was a manufacturing and scientific giant, Americans paid little attention—we were in a great disconnect. The economy was beginning to recover, and we just wanted to get along. After all, Hitler had been satisfied with seizing Austria, part of France, and soon Czechoslovakia—the European heads of state seemed satisfied with appeasement, and it did not concern us. Even Neville Chamberlain glibly announced to the world in the late 30's, in the midst of Germany's "annexing" of her neighbors,

 


"We have achieved peace in our lifetime!"

 


Then the world changed forever, but up until after the war, we hid our eyes and closed our ears to the slaughter of the Jews, even though our own president turned away a ship load of Jewish professionals before the war, making sure in the process no other nation would receive them as well—they all perished in the camps. The hatred of the Jews has always been a dirty little secret, much like the hatred of the unborn in this nation. The nations of the world made it nearly impossible for Jews to escape from Hitler's madness. The Jews who survived had to fight Great Britain and her Moslem allies to establish the state of Israel—they just wouldn't go away and make the world a more peaceful place.

 


The generation that bore this global scandal and trembled in the aftermath is nearly gone. Even the wealthy and powerful Jews of America seem blind to the past—it dismays me that many American Jews support policies that damn Israel.  During the 90's I was praying and had a vision of the world. I saw swastikas popping up all over the globe. The Lord told me that demon spirit had never gone away, and that hatred of the Jews and true Christians would come to a fever pitch.

 


Now the global splintering and magnetic polarization takes on new focus. The challenge to kill every Jew is not some hidden plot hatched behind the drawn curtains of secret meetings in Germany to be cooly and methodically played out as "industrial relocation". Now the plain intent of Iran's madman, and many Moslem clerics throughout the globe, is in print and available on video all over the world.
 
Wipe Israel off the map—death to the Jews—death to America!

 


Everyone knows, but does not see: we choose blindness.

 


Simultaneously, the hideous persecution of Christians worldwide is ignored by the press and state. The undercurrent in our own state department for DECADES has been to ignore the persecution of Christians,  particularly in Africa even when millions of Christians have been slaughtered—our government has assisted in the collapse of pro-Western, pro-Christian regimes and tacitly backed Moslem governments that savage the non-Moslem populace.

 


 Saddam Hussein,even in his tyranny, protected the Christians of Iraq—now under American "protection" they are being slaughtered: Iraq is the seat of the oldest Christian denomination in the world, predating the Catholic Church by at least two centuries. Our wicked system does not even want military chaplains to be able to mention the name of Jesus, much less protect Christians in other nations.

 


Church burnings in this country have increased dramatically, without press coverage—most of you are probably unaware that former Gov. Palin's home church in Alaska was completely destroyed by arson. That is not a political statement, so no one try to label me—it is a statement of fact. God told me in the late 80's He would hold back from judgment until those who hated Him started to burn churches and kill His servants.

In the face of these things, God has a Plan—

 


The Holy Spirit is moving dramatically all over the earth—unfortunately for us, this Great Awakening has not yet moved in Western Europe and North America, BUT HE WILL AND THE BEGINNINGS ARE RUMBLING NOW!  The Name of Jesus is being lifted up by courageous men and women of God most of us will never see in this life—Jesus and Him crucified is being preached with signs and wonders, the dead being raised, wonderful healings and deliverances.Christians are arising to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified with signs and wonders following the preaching of the Word.This is one of the big spiritual factors in the ruckus in the Moslem world—JUST ONE, BUT A BIG ONE.

 


In the midst of this, what price to our blindness and complacence? A false Gospel has spread through the American Church God will never allow us to go through any hardness. Anything other than a "positive message" is considered heresy. The splintering is in the Body of Christ as well—sadly the Apostasy has stricken, and so many who profess Jesus do not believe the Word of God and have no believe in absolute Truth, in the sanctity of life and of marriage.

 


Iran makes war on Israel with the vocal and moral support of the Moslem world, and the folly of the Western world—how we love Moslem lies, money, and oil. The same spirit, also openly exposed for the whole world to see, would subjugate or destroy America. Germany had no hold on the global economy, but now the world is whored to Moslem oil. The unfix stance of the majority of our leaders since the administration of Lyndon Baines Johnson is that America can never achieve national unity or take her proper place as a global leader as long as Christians have any influence in our national policy due to our "fanatical" insistence on the survival of Israel as a nation.

 


The truth is the whole world gets freaky when Israel defends herself, but  remains mute as the Jews are   have been daily attacked for years. Jews have been slaughtered ever since Israel was reborn as a nation in 1948—CONSTANTLY! When I was a school boy, the papers carried the news of frequent attacks on Israel. We saw pictures of Israeli mothers carrying children on one arm and a rifle on the other. Cheverolet even helped build an Israeli sports car honoring the Israeli female soldiers, the "Sabra". Young Jews had to fight to live—it never stopped after WWII. The world knew it and favorably tolerated their struggle to live.

 


We have forgotten.

Now remember the magnets of Christ and antichrist polarizing mankind in the chaos of splintering. Remember the echoes of the past, even of thousands of years of Satan trying to wipe out the Jews and true Christians. In both Christ and antichrist there is CONFLUENCE and CONVERGENCE, and it is happening so quickly.

 


 There is CONFLUENCE, a coming and flowing together of several streams gathering and combining into one river that is a CONVERGENCE welding into uniformity and merging distinct parts into a unified whole.

 


Geographically, the Moslem world with the financial agreement and military support of other "invisible" partners are converging into a confluence against Israel. Either Iran will attack Israel, many will die, and Israel will smite Iran, or Israel will attack Iran to protect her people and many will die—either way the Jews will be hated all the more for not all dying and disappearing from the earth.

 


Their refusal to die quietly will be the impetus that Satan uses to form a Moslem superstate under the patronage of Russia. It is in Israel, the bellybutton of the whole earth, that the earthly and spiritual realms collide from now until the End of the Age, and to her all the nations of the earth are drawn out by the Lord with a hook in their jaws. As long as that nation survives, the enemy is reminded of God's Promises.

 


Spiritually, all that is really Christian is mocked world-wide, but especially in the United States and Western Europe. God is about to expose Jesus to us hardhearted hardheads again, and the world will hate us more because the global agenda will have the brakes put on it for a moment of time, a gasp.

 


Our refusal to fade from view and to not stop proclaiming the Truth of Jesus Christ will be the impetus that Satan uses to forge a "unified" America with a patriotism, a national identity, and a false Christianity that is neither American nor Christian. Just remember money can buy anything in America—it has already.

 


Remember that German pastors and churches could function unhindered as long as they preached a Nazi Gospel and did not question or oppose what the state did. I do not want to pop anyone's bubble, but you had better question long and hard where your trust is and from whence comes your help. Remember that Satan is the god of this world, and that he took Jesus up to a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of this earth, their wealth, and power, and said it was all his to give to whoever he would, if He would worship him.  Wake up.

 


The fever pitch is on.Either it is God's TIME for all that is written to come to pass,  or Satan thinks he can do all it  now and it is premature. I do not believe the next world war is the final conflict, but WWIII will be the fufillment of Ezekiel 38. All the players are coming onto the field very quickly. I have known for many years that the threat of global conflict would be imminent, that intercession would bring a very troubled and temporary peace, and that any believer who had discernment would know there was a reprieve for the sake of Harvest, and Harvest only, not because of our national righteousness or goodness.

 


It doesn't take a lot for those possessed by the spirit of anti-christ to come into unity—the hatred of the Light, the love of darkness, commonly shared rebellion against the true God—since such unity is founded on wisdom that is earthly, sensual, and demonic, and promises an earthly kingdom with no restrictions. It is a coalition in which everyone gets what they want and the common denominator is human nature unchanged by redemption through Jesus Christ.

 


 Jesus said Himself the world hates Him.
 
All it takes for the world to unify is to live to self.

 


 I wonder how many trillions of dollars and work hours have been wasted trying to "debunk" the Son of God?  How many trillions has been wasted to turn little children to hell?  Oh the cries on Judgment Day!

 

No other Man in the history of mankind has attracted such scandal. The Seed of the woman still saves, heals, redeems, restores. He is the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, and He will sit on His Throne in Jerusalem one day. Every man and system that has opposed Him has and will collapse—at the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

For now, pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into HIs Harvest, for the fields are white unto harvest which is great and bountiful, and the laborers are few. I am asking God to raise up the wise men in Persia as He did in the days of Cyrus, Darius, and Ashauerus to protect and bless the Jewish people. I am praying for Him to raise up the spirit of wisdom again in that part of the world to bring gifts and worship Jesus. Inn the late 70's I prayed that the Lord would visit the Moslem immigrants here to carry the Name of Jesus. I remember when Iran was the most pro-Western Moslem nation and a jewel of prosperity and progress in that part of the world.

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Oh Say Can You See?

Friends,

 

I went to sleep with the words of the Star-Spangled Banner on my soul and woke up with the same—bet your kids and grand kids don't know it. I then got this letter from Dwight Reeves. Without God's intervention, it is the future of our nation:

 

 Dear minister's of God,

Our nation, America is getting into deep trouble with God. I could list of course all of the many sins of our nation...but I want to zero in on one situation that is very troubling to me.

Over the last 22 years our policies toward Israel have really changed. Going back to President Bush 1, then 8 years of Clinton, 8 years of Bush 2, and now 2 years of Obama...our Presidents and our state department have been putting more pressure on Israel to compromise and give up land to the Arabs for peace, but we know this is just a deception of Satan to get Israel into a very weakened state so she can be destroyed.

President Obama is now pressing Israel to Divide Jerusalem with the Arabs...and if this happens the US is basically done as a nation. Listen to what the prophet Zechariah said concerning those nations who try to harm Israel and change God's divine plan for Israel and Jerusalem.

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah (Israel) and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples, all who would heave it away will surely be cut to pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against thee (Zechariah 12:2-3).

.if this is not God's chosen time to begin the closing of this age, He God will cause delays.
to happen that will hinder the progress of the spirit of anti-Christ. As I pray, I pray for God's will to be done with all those involved in these most important issues.. I pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven...that which God has already declared to be and that which He God Almighty has appointed.

God bless!

P. Dwight

This may sound very simplistic and one-issue for you higher thinkers, but there has not been one instance of the United States taking policy stands that were pro-Moslem and anti-Israel in which there was not an immediate natural or financial catastrophe—NOT ONE!  We just don't get it—it has never been more apparent to me we are given over to strong delusion as a nation. Defending our selves and securing our borders is not a priority—gutting our military, promoting wickedness of every form, selling the nation to our enemies, turning little children to hell and fighting the cause of Christ in every way possible, and aiding and abetting the well publicized goals of the Moslem world to kill every last Jew: these are our national passions.

WE IGNORE THE PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL AND ARE BLIND TO THE ISLAMIFICATION OF AMERICA—A NEW CALIPHATE ARISES (look up the word).

Christians need to wake up that we are "THERE". I love my country. My country is spiritually insane now and is attempting suicide.
 
I WONDER IF THIS IS HOW JEWS FELT IN EUROPE BEFORE WWII? 

 I know how serious this is—this is not some minor point of foreign policy concerning some insignificant nation. God's whole End Time Plan pivots on the Jews—why should any small people group evoke so much hatred? There are only a few million Jews worldwide, and most of the Western World seems disappointed Hitler did not finish the job. Gentile time is nearly up and God still has a Week of Years left to finish His promises to the Jews. God have mercy on the nations that get in His Way....did you read that last sentence:


GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE NATIONS THAT GET IN HIS WAY!  May He raise up some Mordecai's to stand before Haaman!

History books are ignored, the Bible is discredited, the Jews are hated, and American Christians better wake up to the facts we will either compromise, or WE ARE THE JEWS OF AMERICA AND IT IS GERMANY IN THE 1930'S! We are so caught up in our cultural schisms and idolatry, we can not see the bigger picture.

I speak to the parents of children in schools where every wickedness is tolerated, but their children are shut down because of their Christian beliefs. Politicians are vilified for being Christian, but touted for being perverts. Rebellion has strength in numbers. I do not live by vision, but had two yesterday that brought it home for me.

In one, I was watching a board meeting of a major corporation—it was a room full of savvy movers and shakers looking over resume's for prospective employees for a high level position. Another file was brought to the table,

"This candidate is imminently qualified for this position, but after an exhaustive investigation, we have discovered they are a Christian, and we can not have "that" on this team!  We must be in unity. Are we in agreement here?"

Knowing looks, smirks, nods, smiles were exchanged, and that resume was passed on.

The second vision I had was a congregation of believers in a traditional church setting—during the worship service a group of gays came in and were attempting to commit sexual acts on the altar of the church. The Christians were terrified to try to stop them because they had AIDS and were threatening to bite them and with lawsuits.

I am not writing these things to dishearten the people of God, but if we ever needed to wake from slumber and to attempt to get into unity with other Christians it is now. I am hated by family members for merely taking a stand for what is right. Why are we surprised the world has manifested what the Word of God declares it to be?  This world is a system deceived by Satan that opposes God and beguiles man with the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the boastful pride of life. This world hates the Light because the deeds of man are evil, and mankind loves the darkness rather than the Light. Jesus is a stumblingblock.

JUST BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO FACE SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN IT DOES NOT EXIST. I want to comfort God's people with the Truth. Our Redeemer lives. Our Redeemer comes. THE BATTLE OF THE AGES IS ON.

God spoke to me in 2008 in September that He was going to overthrow the overthrow. He told me that American Christians had lost their minds because they were more interested in money than in the lives of innocent babies. He had me sing all the stanzas of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". He had me declare that the leading cause of death in America was abortion. The people in that congregation were not happy with me. The devil has tried to kill me and my family since then.

We are far gone—we have generations destroyed by mindless entitlement. Prior to the 60's 90% of families were a father and mother together. Divorce was nearly unknown. I went through 12 years of school and had two friends whose parents were divorced. I won't got into all the stats.

AMERICA'S ONLY HOPE IS GODSENT REVIVAL—THIS IS OUR ONLY HOPE. God opened my eyes to the political system in the 1970's. I watched Christians begin to erect bulwarks to hold back wickedness, knowing they were appointed by God to do so. I also watched the great body of the Church lapse into complacence and idolatry. Honestly, most folks have never cared for what I preach. I have been preaching the same things for nearly 30 years.

CHRISTIANS HERE ARE DECEIVED TO BELIEVE GOD WILL DELIVER THIS NATION THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ECONOMY—WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR JESUS, BUT FOR A GODLIKE MAN. THAT GODLIKE MAN WILL COME, BUT HE WILL NOT BE FROM GOD AND WILL OPPOSE ALL THAT GOD IS AND STANDS FOR. MANY WILL BE DECEIVED IN THEIR PROSPERITY BECAUSE THE KINGDOM REPRESENTED WILL BE OF THIS WORLD AND WILL BE PEACE AND JOY WITHOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND WILL BE MEAT AND DRINK.

 People get upset with me about mentioning these things—the spirit of antichrist is in full sway already, and down through the history of man, many who were possessed by that spirit have caused great evil in the world.

This spirit always exalts man and systems that oppose God and seek to change times and seasons, and proudly rails against the Truth.  I know some of you will smirk at this comparison to the Number of the Beast and this scripture, but read John 6:66,

"From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more."

Also read Isaiah 66:6,

"The sound of noise from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord, Who fully repays His enemies!"

IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT KINGDOM YOU WANT TO FEAST FROM…..do I really want to identify with Jesus?

The Church must cry out for Harvest, and for God to hold back what must come for the sake of the Harvest. I don't like what I believe. I believe that we are in that stage as a nation in which Judgment in some form must come, like Israel after the wicked 60 year reign of Manasseh. God allowed a national revival, even brought in the righteous reign of Josiah. I do believe that the severity of the judgments can be lessened through repentance. WE ARE UNDER GRACE, but seem to have forgotten the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus and the wages of sin is death.

Christians in this nation must ask God to give them holiness, Godly fear, and His love for souls. We have lost these foundations of our faith and have become increasingly self-centered and neurotic. Why is it we become so fretful when our personal space and time are infringed upon?  Why do we fear giving Life to others? We need a deliverance into Him and there is our wholeness found.

I recently heard a minister share a word God gave him in 2008—the timing of this coincided with my experience in that September I mentioned earlier in this letter. He had a vision of the sun setting on America and asked the Lord what it meant. The Lord showed him that He had held the sun in the sky for a day when His servant Joshua raised his hands to Him and cried out for help and deliverance. God showed him that He would not hold back the sun from setting on America for one day, or for one-half day, but for one hour, if the saints cried out to Him, He would keep the sun from setting on this nation for one hour. The Lord showed him a mighty move of God and a Harvest, and then the sun would set.

I do not often respond in such manner, but this shook me to the core of my spirit. Americans do not understand it is not in the interest of global governance for the United States to remain strong. We have not trusted in the Lord or His protection—I still remind God that He would have spared Sodom for the sake of 10 righteous. Many nations we have considered Third-World will begin to look like us, and we will begin to look like a Third-World nation. This has already begun in some areas of the country, and we can see the trend of a dissolving middle class, so hated in the world system.

We have a window of opportunity to entreat the Lord to send His Rain on us and to hold back His Judgment for the sake of those who will come in. There is hope in my heart, my broken heart, that there will be an "American Renaissance" but my trust is in Him—the focus for us all is to be faithful to the Great Commission, to make disciples and to do our best to live a quiet and peaceful life. We must not be cowards in this hour, but recount the cost and dwell with the Lord in the Unity of His Purposes.

I went to sleep last night with the words of the Star Spangled Banner on my soul and woke up to them this morning—this is not a common occurrence:

"Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light

What so proudly we hailed, at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight

Oe'r the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,

Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

Oe'r the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

Our system does not want little children to learn this song anymore. It should be replaced with something like, "I'd like to teach the world to sing…..", the great minds of academia consider our anthem to be vulgar, warlike, arrogant.

The National Anthem was penned by Francis Scott Key when the survival of our country was totally in God's Hands, we were invaded by Great Britain, the greatest military power on earth, and Washington had been razed. It is small wonder that advanced minds do not want school children to learn our national anthem as they might read the last verse one day,

"Oh, Thus be it ever when freemen shall stand between their loved home and the war's desolation!

Blest with victory and peace,

May the heav'n rescued land,

Praise the Power that has made and preserved us a nation

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just

And this be our motto,

"In God is our trust!"

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

Oe'r the land of the free

And the home of the brave."

No wonder history books have been rewritten! How much longer I wonder—I know something is up and the strain on many is withering. I am begging God to spare innocent lives in this nation, and that every plot to take her down will be thwarted. I remind Him that the evil in this land has been forced down the throats of us all by Godless judges and lawmakers, and beg Him to show mercy on this count.

I tell men and women I know in the military to fear God and to never make war against the Jews. I beg them not to fire upon American citizens.

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Prayerful Response To A True Sister

Friends,

 

Sometime ago I posted a letter on my blog suggesting that people set aside food and supplies enough to last for 30-90 days. I know that I have some influence, and realize this frightened and concerned some folks, and for this I am sorry.

 

Recently I received a very polite note from a sister and felt the need to respond and realized this ministered to me as I wrote it, and pray it does to you as well.
 


Sister,

 

I am not a fear monger. I am in contact with people all over the country who intercede and pray for this nation, who have been warned by the Holy Spirit there will be lack for a season. Many churches are doing what they can to have supplies to help folks. The government has suggested people have basic supplies set by.

 

I believe in the miraculous provision of God, have seen the Lord multiply food, and know the promises of God. I have seen bare supermarkets in some places before. God is not limited by natural things, but quite honestly, most of us have never seen anything but abundance around us, whether we were in dire straits or not.

 

I sow to others and intercede, asking God in times of famine to supernaturally supply my needs and the needs of others. I read Psalm 91 and ask God to energize me to believe and to walk to give strength to His people in the times of trouble. My wife and I always bought extra to help others. I have to believe the Lord and stand on His promises as we all do.

 

As I write this, I am believing God for the provision to set aside, not to horde, but to be wise. Our forefathers worked the land and set aside supplies. My grandparents had a barn, a cellar, a pantry, and a smokehouse. This was not hoarding. A wise man sees trouble coming and hides himself. My wife and I gardened for years—we canned and froze. I know families in which hunting supplies most of the meat the family eats. None of this is a lack of faith.

 

There is no motivation in my heart to cause people to fear, or not to believe God for His miraculous provision for His people, or to overthrow the faith of any. My cry to all is to be wise and not to be caught unawares in times of trouble.  I will include myself in the company of many who take much for granted. Down through the years, God has enriched my life through contact with believers who have walked with God through war, the collapse of nations, famine….He has been faithful. I had a man filled with faith, a bishop over hundreds of churches, walk for weeks with his pregnant wife to give me his two year old daughter. I wept. He had seen God miraculously deliver him and six other pastors from a Moslem death camp. I pray this will never be my experience or yours.

 

I believe that God will feed me with ravens if that is what is available.

 

God keep and guide us all to trust Him and walk in the Word by the Blood of Jesus and the Presence of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name. I do not travel as extensively as some do, but I have traveled. Americans have not seen trouble in our lifetime. I have seen in other countries how quickly circumstances can change. God does not change.

 

I have also learned that He is not an American.

 

We are on the vestibule of trusting and walking with God on a level that has never been required of us because we had many options. My natural life was well-stricken before I was saved—I know the miraculous power of the Lord Jesus Christ to sustain my life and soul.

 

Let us all walk in our most Holy Faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, revealing Jesus, manifesting His power, glory, and miracles. May God keep you and your household in the Hidden Place of the Most High. Remember this—the strength of the American Church in the years ahead will be in rural areas and food production will become the most important industry in this nation.  

 

Most of us have never been truly hungry or afraid, and I pray that no one in my household or yours becomes castaway or depart from the love of the Truth. I have been young and now am old and have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging bread. I pray that none of us becomes slaves because of fear and lack.

 

All of us have many decisions ahead—for a multitude it will be the valley of decision and the first real proving ground of their faith, as far as absolute dependence on the Lord is concerned. May we stand on the Rock.

 

My advice to those who have asked me is to wisely purchase extra non-perishable food, personal and sanitary items, and to pray for God to give wisdom and deliverance. We have never seen refugees in this country—we will. Most of us have never faced blind hatred—we will.

 

One of the last sermons Corrie Ten Boom, author of "The Hiding Place", preached on television was an exhortation to the American Church that we would know suffering and to remember that Jesus is faithful. How many sermons are ever preached these days on endurance in hard times?  What cup will we drink from we have declared we are able to drink?

 

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."—Philippians 4: 4-7

 

May a mighty season of refreshing and miraculous provision be upon you and yours in Jesus Name.

 

In Jesus,

 

Vaughn Clark

 

 Friends, I have one pastor friend who has his people bringing extra non-perishable goods to church. Others have found creative ways of buying in bulk together. Others are gardening. Seek God for a plan with your family, and trust God to do the miraculous. A few Christian sites have supplies that can be bulk ordered.

 

Love one another with fervent love, bearing the yoke of the Brotherhood.

 

In Jesus,

 

Vaughn Clark www.vaughnclark.com

 

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I Wept

Friends,

 

 

 


God blessed me with time with my wife and daughter on Valentine's Day.While trying to make happy with the ladies in my life, I spent two hours with the President's face glued in my spirit, along with the image of the White House. The President was ashen and in distress, and the White House was trembling. I prayed for some time—the words I kept hearing were "distress and troubling".

At the same time I walked in God's peace, which is more precious to me than I can say.

 


I have never been more aware that the dimension of time as we have known it is being shortened, and we are standing at the juncture of two Ages. There will be many subtley deceptive things and events ahead—I tell you again we must all pray for discernment, for we have been cradled in a world where good is evil and evil is good. Our eyes have been blinded for a long time.

 


I know I get tiresome, but my eyes are open to this world.That same night we drove our daughter to a rehearsal. When we parked, there was a stray cat begging for food—I am an animal lover. I had a small takeout in the car and took a bit and fed the beast. We had a block's walk ahead to a small shop we would wait for our daughter. As I fed this hungry creature, I knew by the Holy Spirit I would encounter someone homeless and hungry. I was grieved in my spirit—I love animals, but I love people more. I purposed in my heart to help.

 


We rounded a curve and there was an emaciated older woman on the ground screaming with a policeman standing over her protectively. She was incoherent. College kids were walking about. An ambulance was coming down the street to pick her up. She had not been eating, but had been drinking, and not water. I was willing to go to her, but it was already "done".
 
I walked into the little college coffee shop and made inquiry about the woman howling on the pavement outside and marveled. The well-healed students were disturbed by the woman—they were not moved. Their world was a bubble, a beautiful, historic college campus surrounded by slums on all sides, and the real world was wallowing at their feet as they walked in to chat and buzz and study.

I also knew their perfect world—you know, the one we want it to be—-would some day soon collapse.

 Last week, the front page of our small town paper had a lengthy article about the global outrage that had been generated when another community in a nearby county had euthenized all the dogs in their animal shelter because of a lack of funds. People were up in arms and there had been a world-wide alert  because a financially strapped dog pound in a tiny place no one had ever heard of had put animals to death very mercifully.

 


I WEPT.

 


No one cared that babies created in the image of God appointed with destinies to change the world were being torn apart in the womb without anesthesia. If you find me extreme, I challenge you to do a search on a video called "The Silent Scream"—you will never be the same. I dare you to look at it, in Jesus Name!

 
I WEPT.
 
The world cares more about dogs, a food staple in some countries, than babies. I recently had a secular friend in a position of authority tell me one of his family members had become pregnant in a troubled marriage, and that he had advised her to have an abortion, but she was going to have the baby—-I did not condemn him, but told him I had lists of couples who wanted to adopt and that if he knew any girl or woman in such straits, to please contact me.
 
I WEPT.
 
A great buckling and undoing, a train wreck of man's stubborness plowing into the Rock of Ages, is in cresendo.

I woke up this morning speaking to mountains…..there are many, but I know they will not stand before the Lord. Simply the fact that the wages of sin is death, and that death and confusion, the outcomes of rebellion against God, will ultimately collapse the rebellion. The cost is staggering and the more rebellion against God produces destruction, the more frenzied man becomes to increase rebellion and to turn others to death—THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY.

 


I was pondering this yesterday—there are people on the earth who find their peace and joy in ruining the lives of others: they feed on it. They oppose good and love evil and do the will of their master, the god of this world, then wipe their mouths and say, "I have done nothing wrong!". I have watched it for years, knowing I am witnessing evil manifest. There are monsters with smiling faces and the world does love its own. I used to be one of these, but God showed mercy on me and revealed His Son Jesus to me!

 


Thank God for His Providence and Hand upon our lives—Psalm 37.

 


There is a turning point in this drama, which will be most unsettling as the main engine of our society has worked to "destroy" God from our nation, to wipe out His Name, His Word, His influence. A friend of mine who worked at a car dealership told me a man had bought the most powerful heavy-duty diesel, wide-bodied pick-up truck—he brought it into the service department a month later completely destroyed and burned out. He had tried to use the truck to pull a load too heavy for it, and destroyed the engine and power train.

 


HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT THE WORD OF GOD WILL ENDURE FOREVER. THE FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD.

Our nation has tried to pull the INSANE load of obliterating the Name of God and His Son Jesus Christ from the foundations—the engine and the powertrain have been destroyed.

 


It is a very heavy thing to make oneself the enemy of God.

 


DO NOT BE DECEIVED IN THE DAYS OF RECKCONING—REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE BEEN ASLEEP IN THE ARMS OF DARKNESS THAT HAS CALLED EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL FOR THREE GENERATIONS.

 


For those of you who have a historical bent, why not do some study on the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960's? 
 
Change is not always what it appears to be. Learn to listen to your spirit man, and not what you see and hear in the natural arena. We must be led by the Lord, and not astray by man. There is much to do, much to learn, much to walk through in peace and dignity, possessing our souls before God and man.

 


God is moving—He is not a God of confusion.
 
Vaughn Clark

 


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Heaven's Distillery

Friends,

 

Make it a priority to pray for our nation—I tremble as we work to divide Israel.This is not a "negative confession" or morbidity. I have lived between mourning and cautious hope since the beginning of the year. The only reference point I have personally to which I can relate my state is how I have felt in the aftermath of the death of one I loved. There is much confusion, complacency, indifference, cultural adaption in the Body of Christ—we so need to to live and move and have our being in Him. Jesus will give us His Dignity in times of indignation. He is our only Rock.

 

We will be lovers of God, knowing the days of our pilgrimage are drawing to a close. However, the serpent also knows his days are short, and his wrath is great—so many are shutdown and paralyzed with imagined fear of the future because of the incredible pressure of the spirit of antichrist to wear out the saints.Jesus said there would be days like this. We must listen to the songs we sing, believe the Bible we read, and not become castaway in a season of uncertainty.

 

The Light of the Gospel has not been dimmed and God's Arm has not been shortened—in fact we will live in the Heart and Breath of God.
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Dig deeper. Separate yourselves to the Lord and come back to the days of your personal visitation and illumination in Jesus as your First Love.

 


Get back to the basics—give glory to God. Pray for opportunity to reveal Jesus, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Be wise and win souls.

 

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or the Greeks, or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved."—-I Corinthians 10: 31-33

 

I am working on this and have not arrived, but am gambling on Jesus to grow me up to complete a heart that will not compromise, be as harmless as a dove and as cunning as a serpent. When we are squeezed, what is on the inside comes out. What has been coming out of you lately?

 

I lived with a father who absolutely despised Christianity, but was very intent on scrutinzing me and pointing out where he did not believe I "was sincere in my faith"—he did this while working (I believe he was so bound by darkness it was not a conscious effort) to sabotage my life, even up to the time of his death. I have never known anyone so intent on looking for excuses to blame others so he could justify not believing.  It was a maddening relationship of great sorrow. I do believe he tried to love me.

 


I know the enemy is expert at this emotional bullying and belittling through this world system over which he rules. Because of the mystery of iniquity, or inate and ridiculous rebellion against God, the soul of man is given  to oppression and to oppress others—how we need a Redeemer!
We know the Truth, and must give the Lord our best effort to live the Truth, even under the hypocritical and malevolent glare of the spirit of antichrist. We can only do this by surrendering to the control of the Holy Spirit, an act of will.
 
It is not pleasant to be in the barrel sites of loaded weapons. Thank God that no weapon formed against us will prosper and that every tongue who rises up against us in judgement, God will judge. We have our Shield of Faith and Helmet of Salvation!

 


I would like to believe my dad is in Heaven—I often had him and his cohorts do their best to provoke me to wrath, so he could have a "bad report". I knew what was up, so I did my best to endure for his eternal sake and for my sanity—so many times, the Holy Spirit would put His Hand over my mouth.

 


I also had a principal who did not like my family and who did her refined best to "put me in my place" and make sure I knew she believed I was lowlife for the first six years of my education—amazingly, I had teachers who buffered me and I prospered academically.

Yes, like you, like us all, I have had regrets that no one but the Father of Light, the Ancient of Days, can make right and good, and He is well able and fit for the task!  He heals the broken-hearted and sets the captive free.

 


So many of our bitterest experiences were not God's perfect will, but were allowed in this fallen world to prepare us  for what lies ahead. We have been engaged to a Saviour, Christ Jesus, we have allowed to be channeled through what we assumed to be a normal world called America. Now in the face of shortened time, the precious Holy Spirit is breaking the veneer of our normalcy to point us AHEAD to the Pearl of Great Price.

 

Bear the yoke of Jesus Christ, and the love of the brethren and do not be strangled by the hard and cruel things we all bear in life, if you will be honest, even in the "good times". I look back now at many years of events that seemed so unfair. I labored from a child to a man near fifty to earn the love and approval of a man that turned on God and on me when I was a toddler.
 

 

It was an overwhelming task I was compelled by love to fulfill.

 


I do not regret it—I held my impossible father and ushered him into eternity praying in tongues while telling him I loved him, knowing if we would ever have a positive relationship, it would be in Heaven. That is the only real comfort or foundation I have concerning him. I trust the mercy of God, knowing my dad was cruelly treated as a boy.

 


I was an A student who never earned the approval of an emotionally cruel school authority who honestly could have cared less. I did not cheat to get my grades, but was accused; if I left work at home I had completed, I was lying. I learned I could excel under hard circumstances.

Forgiveness must first be desired, but can only be acquired by a surrender to the Goodness of God...there is Power!

He knows how to deliver us!

 


I know my experiences are not exclusive to me. You must trust God that all you have learned, walked through, been delivered from, endured—-all your life experiences—-have been touched by the miracle working power of God's great love to prepare you not only to stand, but to do mighty exploits for the Lord in the days to come.

 


 I spoke with a young emerging minister who was raised to serve the Lord, but turned away in his youth because of the deeds of Christians and his own hard and bitter heart. God has guided him safely through many dangers and sorrows. He is established and successful in business, is back with the Lord, has a loving wife and children, and yet he is broken and empty—I told him,

 


"Now you understand…..God gave you back everything the enemy stole, but you are still not "fixed". Nothing will gratify but Him.  It is our human nature to cry out to God in hard times and to be satisfied when things are "good". You are discovering this is not our home and that you must seek Him…"

 


Recently I drove through Macon, Georgia, one of the few cities that was not razed in the Civil War. I passed nearly a mile of old mansions with ornate facades. I have been in several of those homes, and some are splendid throughout, but many are average past the façade. So much was spent on what fronted on the thoroughfare of life, so little on the living quarters and rear of the house.

 


This was the same with many pagan temples in the ancient world—great curb appeal, shocking interior.

 


I told this young preacher to concentrate his walk with Jesus on what others could not see, and I say the same to all of you and myself. Man looks at the outward appearance, God looks at the heart.
We will not stand on our strength in the years ahead, but on the foundation of the Lord, and in our most holy Faith.

 


Look ahead, past the façade……t
his is the time to be refreshed and for the inner chambers of your soul to be expanded, renewed, and refurbished. Let the chasm of regret and sadness be nailed to the Cross of Christ.

 


Come near and walk in a new anointing.
 Pray for Jesus to overshadow all your life with the certainty that He has has prepared you to stand strong in His Name and in His Glory. What the devil and the devil in man meant for evil, God will work to good.

There is a Heavenly Grace to distill all sorrow and stench in our lives into HEALING INCENSE for the great and awesome events that are coming—let us all press forward to the mark of our high calling in Christ Jesus. Never forget His Grace is sufficient, and with every temptation to fear and to fall there is a way of escape.

We are victorious in Jesus!

Vaughn Clark
www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries www.gloriouslightministries.com

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, GA 31040

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New Beginnings

Friends,

Wow!  One is the number of new beginnings, the number of God's Power and Preeminence. Five is the number of Grace!  We will never see 1-11-11 again, but thank God for five times the Grace for God's Power and Preeminence for New Beginnings. We need His Power and a Graceful New Beginning!

There is more to gain now and more to lose than ever before for Believers. There is a depth of insult to the Holy Spirit in the Church that probably surpasses the blasphemy in our culture. The Word of God will stand whether we trample the Blood of Jesus underfoot with rebellion and disobedience or gather safely under His Wings in this Day of Visitation.

God has a greater Grace to enable us to stand in the midst of abounding sin—this means a greater Glory is being poured out requiring a greater consecration and obedience. A cry has gone up from the earth and in our own spirits as well.

Our faith must be vigorous in days that are rigorous. I know that sounds trite, but we must grow in discernment and strength. The lights are on whether we want them to be or not. We are being forced to look.

The whole earth is being shaken, reeling like a drunk on her axis, creation groans, history is being made, and the Glory of God is being poured out, the Light exposing the darkness. The rain of God is falling upon each individual heart as the Holy Spirit is poured out upon all flesh—choose carefully in this Outpouring and Apostasy, for every man, woman, and child on the planet will give all to either Christ or antiChrist.

A great drunkeness comes with anarchy against all kinds of authority, especially God's. It is the madness of great delusion, whether is is intellectual polemics that appears civilized and orderly, or the savage brutality of group-think and mob behavior—both are different but related manifestations of the fallen nature of man.  Both are linked by the witchcraft of rebellion to Lucifer's ancient paean of iniquity that is earthly, sensual, and demonic. Sin kills us, yet our soul and flesh yearn to "teach God a lesson"; life comes only through Jesus, yet even His own seem to be ashamed to declare Him to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

The most damaging and dangerous delusion is religio-cultural when humankind does not want to "teach God a lesson" but to redefine Who He is and to believe their deception and brutality is the will of God ( Hitler was really a preacher of a false gospel, as are many "social reconstructionists"). Satan particularly prides himself in his timeproven ability to convince man that God is the author of the rebellion against the known will of God.  This is particularly important for Christians to understand: in the study of history whenever the spirit of antiChrist has arisen through tyrants to poison a society, religious zeal consumes those who join in the anarchy. Declarations to change times and seasons and to redefine God are blatant or subtle, but the message remains:

"We will build up a tower to Heaven and make a name for ourselves!"

And in the foolish heart of man, the ends justifies the means.

I marvel at those who profess atheism. To date I have met no one who I think actually believes there is no God. Their words and actions decry not the reality of God, but expose the hatred of God and those who believe—this is particularly venemous against Christians and Jews.  When I have had the opportunity to carry on a rational conversation with someone who professes atheism, I usually ask three basic questions. One is who or what offended you that you perceived as Christian? Another is what kind of "spirituality" have you embraced, Eastern mysticism or occulitism? The last is what do you practice in your lifestyle that the Bible identifies as sin that you refuse to admit is wrong?

I have had some interesting conversations—darkness is fragile and easily offended.  Professing atheists who claim they believe there is no God do not bother me. Professsing Christians who embrace universalism and say Jesus is a way not The Way terrify me.  I know a move prostituting Christianity, money, and government is on the way.

The Bible lets us know that the final thrust of mankind against God in these Last Days will be very much like the Roman Empire. Rome really worshipped money and power. Whenever a country was conquered, the  secular Romans allowed the vanquished to keep their religion and culture, and in fact assimilated the subject peoples into the Roman federal system by "Romanizing" their beliefs. The Romans were pantheistic, and worshipped many gods, even building temples called patheons containing statues of all the deities worshipped by Roman subjects. The bottom line for Roman bureaucrats was the control of/flow of money, the control of their subjects through money, and the verbal recognition of whatever reprobate held the title "Caesar" as God.

"Who do you say is Lord, Christ or Caesar?" As we are forced into hyperinflation and a collapsed economy, we also grope towards a leader who can back up the promise to "restore" our prosperity and peace. A bank official confided in me in 1985 that money would simply be printed to precipitate a financial collapse at the "proper time".

The Good News of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will not be dimmed by the rule of man's law and mankind's commonly shared hatred of Truth. I believe another Great Awakening is underway. I believe Change that is heartbreaking, necessary, and repentance-producing is close at hand.

I believe God is putting on the brakes and issuing a Heavenly restraining order—I hear the Holy Spirit telling me to ask for Mercy. May God regenerate you, me, the nation around us to a depth of conscience towards Him we have not known for generations. May He indeed "keep us" from this hour of temptation.

Many are rending their hearts right now, but it is in stressing and not confessing. Repentance is a gift that we must all earnestly seek before the Presence of God can fully manifest in us and through us. I know I have a Covenant with God that goes beyond anything I can see except by Faith—the Blood of Jesus Christ and His Broken Body have grafted me into the fullness of all that God promised Abraham and then some, even seating me in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus and causing me to taste the glories of the Age to come.

At the same time, my flesh demands entitlement.

REPENTANCE—from our whoredoms, our idolatry, our willful ways, our hatreds.

The most beautiful prisons, gold-gilded pleasure domes, are prisons nevertheless; idols are still altars of stubborness even if they were yesterday's manna and vision; rebellion is still witchcraft, even if it's occultic manifestation looks and sounds like the Holy Spirit.

WAR—not slumber.  We must prepare our hearts for division, separation, to truly be the "called out ones". We must discern the secular intrusion and spiritual confusion—just so much cyanide—that seeks to neutralize the Church.

Yes, I have needs, but I also have knees. Every knee will bow to Jesus Christ.

I came from the generation you could get a car with well over 300 horsepower for 3000 dollars—gas was 40 cents a gallon the year I graduated from highschool. I don't know if any of you ever got into a car with someone else driving and after five minutes you prayed whether you believe or not? I once had friend who drove a Nova SS 396—that was quite a car. I did not know my friend had suffered a break down and gladly accepted the offer of a ride.

They started laughing, put their foot in the floor, and I quickly realized I was not driving and someone I could not trust not to get me killed was driving a powerful car like a madman. I begged and pleaded with the driver to let me out—I honestly thought I was going to die, and nearly wet my pants. Finally they did and I swore I would never get in the car with them, or anyone I did not know well again.

God loves and saves us individually. He redeems us, has plans and purposes for us, calls us. One of the wonders I will try to grasp for infinity is Jesus Christ died for me. This is one Kingdom reality—our God's love and redemption provided for each and every one who will. How wonderful!

His providence towards us is powerful, beyond what we can see or hope for!

Another Kingdom reality is we are riding in a vehicle more powerful than any earthly motor car—God's Plan for the Ages!  We always have been, and He has always been in the Driver's Seat, but we didn't realize it so much when the world appeared to be a better place than it really is and the Kingdom of God did not seem to be moving so fast.  Quickly, we must decide God is a competent Driver, and that He must steer us as part of the Body on the Path and to the Destination He has chosen, even through shaking.

It is survival instinct of the flesh begging to get out of the car and walk!

I had two visions before Christmas.  One was of a huge angel blowing a trumpet over America. The other was a vision of myself in a church setting that was 70% younger folks and 30% percent older.  Since that vision I have called what I saw "a church full of emerging lions and old tigers". The Lord spoke to me that I had to make a decision to choose a comfort zone among my age peers, or to be willing to make disciples and to align myself with people making disciples.  I knew I have a choice to make.

We all do.

An emerging minister named Myles sent me the following in a letter:

"The Lord showed me a river with only a few walking up to the banks—the people were barely sticking their feet in the river and I asked,

'Lord, what are they doing?'

He said,

'They are just testing the water.'

I shared that vision and began to intercede for the Church. Extreme heat came over me as I prayed and God's Compassion for His people came upon me.  God was calling us into His Presence, but God's people weren't responding to the Call.

God is calling His people into a level of intimacy that we really aren't ready for.  He is sending refreshing and renewal in His Presence to wash away the stain of the world."

This is God's Call to us in 2011, to choose, to prepare, to COME BACK to Him. Beloved, we honestly are not long for this world. Heed the call to bear the Fragrance of Jesus to this world. Many years ago, as a brand new Christian, I was confused listening to older brothers argue about the return of Jesus and End Time Prophecy. This was in 1977. The Lord gave me the following Scriptures from Revelation 3: 10-11,

" Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep  you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown."

Friends, these words have comforted me ever since—persevere, and God will keep you from all that tries the whole earth:

Jesus is coming quickly!

Vaughn Clark

Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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A Blast from the Past

This message was preached on 3-29-98 at Mount Zion Ministries, in Somerset, Pennsylvania. At the time, the church was pastored by my good friend Apple Calkins, who has since gone home to be with the Lord. Be blessed as you listen!

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Get Your House in Order

Friends,

I do not live by visions, but have had them my entire life. I take these things to the Word of God and keep many of them to myself, but have the liberty to share a great deal more than ever before. We have a Baptism, a release, a vindication, a challenge, A WARNING.

During the last meetings in Darien, GA in the second service, I had a vision of a great angel blowing a huge trumpet over this nation before Christmas. I believe we are facing sudden changes. It is instrumental that we all see the madness that has replaced even common sense, much less Christian virtues, in our nation.  It is strong delusion. Those who hate Truth gain strength in numbers and are demonically emboldened to rail upon the Lord when it is so fearfully evident He is our only Help. This is the mystery of iniquity and the process of judgment.

God gives people what they want.

I have been reminded from the Book of Daniel, the Latter Times is a time of the hatred of God, deceit through money and intrigues, pompous words against the Lord and those who fear Him, and unstable, top heavy kingdoms that crush and have crumbling foundations (Daniel 3).

Insofar as sudden change is concerned there are several things that are pressing my heart.  All during Thanksgiving Day, I was prompted to pray against "parricide", or the murder of one's parents. That night I received news that friends were threatened by their son with a gun. Just recently a young actor murdered his mother while shouting Scriptures.  I know the spiritual climate has changed against all authority.  Honestly the spirit of antichrist is wearing out the saints. I would ask all of you to take heed to pray and seek the Lord, thanking him for His Protection and to know that hatred arises, simply because of the times in which we live.

So much of what we are enduring is because our nation is under judgment, and as Jesus is hated, so are we.

Soon, perhaps very soon, Israel will victoriously take action to defend herself against the genocide planned by many in the Moslem world. It will be the pivotal point to enrage the world and this nation (as long as there is one drop of Jewish blood left in the world, Satan will not rest), and will be the impetus towards Ezekiel 38.  The Jews of America need to go to Israel while they can get out and be a blessing there—Israel is going to prosper in the days ahead and will be more hated than ever. The Jews of America, many of them deceived by secularism that is both antichristian and anti-Semitic, are about to have the blinders ripped off. It is my earnest prayer that American soldiers will NEVER be ordered to march with Moslems against Israelis.

It is also my prayer that American soldiers will never turn on Americans.

It is plainly evident this world is being divided into Christ and antichrist—Heaven is being opened for wonderful miracles and repentances, the confirmation of the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The spiritual confusion in the country is in the Church as well, and can only be quenched by standing on the written Word of God. The division over the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and universalism will increase. I am astounded that so many seem blind to the anti-Christian programming and messages, both blatant and subliminal, during the Christmas season. 

The monetary system will soon be "overhauled"—a "bank holiday" is about to be announced. We will simply wake up one morning with the banks and stock market closed. There will be a period of a few weeks in which accounts are frozen and the ability to remove money is limited greatly. When the system "restarts" the value of the dollar will be one-fourth to one-fifth what it is now. A great move to have Moslems emerge as global financial heroes is underway and it is entirely possible a Moslem currency will become the world's standard of exchange, not the dollar. I am not an alarmist but even the military is staging "war games" based on the scenario of a financial meltdown.

Again, it would be in your best interest to have a 30 to 90 day supply of food, water, and necessary items on hand.

Take heart, for I do believe there will be a reprieve to get our houses in order and also a great move of God among the young. Many are standing in a place of Covenant with God with the core of their faith in Jesus being tested, exposed, proven—by the Grace of God it is becoming peace, trust, and reality our kingdom is not of this world. We have not been left alone in this world, and the Word of God remains with all His promises intact.

Again, the miracles, repentance, reunions, insight, revelations, visitations have begun. The realities of the soon return of Jesus, the racing world system, the need to press in, to be diligent and excellent, to reach others with the love of God are breaking on the shores of our souls with increasing strength.

Above all we must love God and one another—eat what is real and crave the Life of God and His Life more abundantly in Jesus. We are returning to a place in Him we will never regret.

God bless you all and keep you and yours in the Love of the Truth.

1Timothy 2:12-14, Malachi 3:13-18

Vaughn Clark
Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com

P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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Thanksgiving Thoughts


Friends,

Thanksgiving is our national holiday of giving thanks to God as a Christian nation in honor of His Providence during the beginnings of our country. When I was a child, we did plays, learned this nation's early struggles of life, death, and impossible circumstances.  I was taught that dependence on God was what saved the Pilgrims and how God used the Indians to save the Pilgrims and shared Thanksgiving together. I was taught that God birthed this nation to be a light to the world.

That true remembrance of our history is now illegal for little children to know—not since the Nazis seized control of education in Germany and replaced their history and science with Nordic occultic nationalism and racial delusion has any Christian people been so railroaded. Our book-burnings have been committed much more subtly through judges in black robes, college professors, politicians, and revisionists—the rule of man's law has attempted to overthrow the Law of God, once again in the history of fools.

Once again, in the history of fools, at what price?

I do want a heart of gratitude towards God for all He does and has done. I am forgiven through the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb of God!

I want a heart of faith and not complaining. I am blessed of God. I am thankful for my wife, my children, our freedoms.  God has been so very faithful to give us a roof over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, transportation.  I am thankful and amazed He uses me, that we have the freedoms to worship, to speak, to assemble. I have been blessed with men and women of God who have been loving and tolerant.

I am thankful for a free will.  I am thankful for the Grace of God to know and to see. I am thankful for miracles, for resources, for the inner work of the Holy Spirit to convict, to guide, to comfort, and to reveal Jesus. I am convicted of complaining and being hard-hearted and hurtful in my attitudes, AND basically of knowing I have discernment and foresight, but not trusting the Lord the way I should.

I have been seeing and speaking this season by the Holy Spirit for nearly thirty years—it is one thing to see it, speak it, and know something will come to pass, and it is another thing to know I am living in the middle of it. We have all fallen into the Hands of the Living God and are living in the Latter Days spoken of in the Book of Daniel. Thank God we are under Grace and walking into His marvelous mysteries for these days.

This is a time for all of us to forbear and submit to Kingdom realities, one of the main being that the times and seasons are in God's Own Hands, according to Acts 1.  As much as our humanity demands to be in control, for many of us, this is a "contrite" time of trust in which circumstances beyond our grasp are forging the world around us so that "what is written" must be fulfilled, regardless of our personal sensibilities. Many are offended.

I do wonder if many Christians here are not at the checkout counter of Heaven asking for a price check.

Mary rode on a donkey while she was in labor, in fear of and obedience to a brutal civil authority; John the Baptist lived in a wilderness; Abraham left a comfortable and entitled life to pursue God, as did Moses; Paul abandoned a career and family of influence to pour his life into Jesus—these are only a few examples of our cloud of witnesses, but all of them found themselves, not pawns in the Hands of a capricious God, but part of an Eternal Plan that pushed them, under His protection, into lives and circumstances that went against the grain of all they had believed or wanted.

Yes, their faith and trust in God were challenged, but they emerged. We sometimes face times in our walk in which we either emerge or seem to drown—even in our "overwhelmingness", God is faithful and will cause us to triumph through the Covenant even when we feel insufficient. Remember that both Ruth and Orpah were both Moabitesses, both married to Jews, both widowed, both had the same wise mother-in-law, Naomi. Both faced the same sorrow and hopelessness.  Ruth stepped into a place of Covenant with God in an impossible situation and became one of Jesus's ancestors; Orpah went back to a defiled land and disappeared from the pages of Bible history. The entire Bible is full of the choices people made when the "natural flow" of life had eroded and they were faced with the trial and error specter of being totally dependent on obedience to an invisible God.

So many are in sorrow and fear now.  I honestly get overwhelmed when I face the certain collapse of our bankrupt and corrupt social system—it will be a nightmare as the brutal realities of life are made naked by lack.  The very hard choices that face all of us will be made based upon our foundation—none of us are sufficient for these things, as regardless of our hearts toward God, we have lived in the hiatus of a wicked system grooming its proud and arrogant self for judgment our entire lives.  What I can say with confidence is that God is faithful, His promises are eternal, and we are His children and are not appointed to His Wrath. Our trouble comes from those who hate Him.

Sometimes I believe we Christians get stricken with a combination of fear and conceit when we see the lives of others get shaken. A great many Christians believe that all hard times, trials, and tribulations are the work of God in our lives; others believe that all adversity is an attack of Satan: it is far too easy to get "religious" about things that we need to resist vigorously or to walk through gracefully. God will cause all things to work together for our good, but that does not mean all things come from Him. We need wisdom, perseverance, and humility along with our faith and power. The fear is that we, too, will be shaken when we see others in trials; the conceit is that we presume the vulnerability of others is due to some weakness in their lives.

For fifty years, the American economy rocked, even while the nation was being destroyed morally and spiritually, with the entire infrastructure frayed and dissolved. Detroit was the gem of American industry and prosperity 60 years ago, the pride of the entire world—now it is considered by many to be a dead city, collapsing from the inside out and gasping on the crumbling shell of dwindling government spending. During this half century of Utopian, anti-Christian experiment, the rain of God fell on both the righteous and the wicked. Basically those who worked hard and used prudence in personal life and work ethic did quite well. The mainstream of the country hummed on, and in the machine of life, we blinded ourselves to the constant replacement of God and Godly wisdom with man and methods gripped by the spirit of antichrist. God has so striven with this nation and continues to.

Now the spiritual climate has shifted. Yes I believe with all my heart, revival will come to America on a level we have not known, but I also believe it will be in the face of opposition. Christians must come to terms with certain judgment of unknown severity coming to challenge all that has mocked God—it will not be without adversity, for as the rain of God falls on both the wicked and the righteous, so does the severity of God.  According to the Scriptural patterns, at least in the beginning of Judgments, all suffer. It seems that when the people of God get clued into the realities of Mount Carmel ( the Lord, He is God!) there is a separation, and we enter into a new place with Him while He deals with what opposes Him.

THEN THE RAINS FELL ON ISRAEL AFTER A THREE YEAR DROUGHT.

This took place in Egypt during the Exodus as well. The Israelites suffered the first three plagues with Egypt—when they repented and drew near, they lived in Goshen and were overshadowed by the Most High.

THEN THEY WERE RESCUED AND DELIVERED IN THE PLAGUES,  AND PROTECTED AND BLESSED IN THE DESERT.

My heart breaks for the great trouble I see in the lives of so many—I believe we are in a strategic time of shaking, dislocation, rebuilding, repair, and reality. Old idols are crumbling, strongholds of thought being challenged: unknown arenas of obedience and service are opening—ALL OF IT IS, FOR THE MOST PART, OUT OF OUR CONTROL.  We can pray, we can plan, we can do, we can lead, but we are not calling any shots which God has not put in our hearts and mouths according to His Will. Godly intercession will bear much fruit and history is being made through prayers, and His banner over us is Love, but beloved, no flesh will glory in this season. NONE.

God is not the Author of confusion, Satan is. These are really odd times as a couple of dynamics are at work. First of all, Satan is seeking to sift us like wheat to destroy us. Secondly, the fire of God has fallen upon us and God seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff for our consecration and power. Because we have been carnally minded and in love with our culture, we don't know if we are being destroyed by Satan or prepared by God.  If we are not careful to draw closer to the Lord, a rift can form in our hearts against Him in times of testing.

Jesus never fails—

"…and he who believes on Him will be no means be put to shame."  I Peter 1:6b

Men and all the circumstances of this world, in the grip of its own god, may seek to put us to shame, but He will not allow us to be put to shame. Our redemption is Covenantal through the Blood of Jesus.  We are in that process of choosing now, in the shame of our culture, whether Jesus Christ, the only Way, the Truth, and the Life, is our Precious Cornerstone or a Stone of Stumbling and a Rock of Offense ( I Peter 2:1-10).  Sometimes it take a shaking to see what we need to see:

"……'Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.'  Now this, 'Yet once more,' indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken may remain, let us have grace by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire." —Hebrews 12:26b-29

There are a few points we must consider in this passage of Scripture. First of all God is a consuming Fire Who can and will shake heaven and earth at the appointed times. The things that cannot be shaken are revealed while all else is shaken. We can only then accurately discern the Eternal Kingdom that cannot be shaken.

The impact of this time of shaking is overshadowed by what is revealed and the special grace provided by God to serve Him with reverence and godly fear. He is a Consuming Fire that will protect and deliver us.

No one likes the times of passage and seasons of the placing of stones of remembrance upon our journey—it is too much reality, but necessary, to know experientially we are strangers here in a stranger land, looking for a City Whose Builder and Maker is God. Here we have no continuing dwelling place, but are pilgrims and sojourners on a continuous trip we do not always have a visible map for guidance. (Hebrews 11)

Do not be disheartened in the journey, and see the traps set so cleverly by the enemy to cause you to harden your heart. There is no sorrow so deep, He is not there. Read Psalm 139. Life seems to be a minefield, sometimes rather brutal, often explosive.  One of the hardest realities we must face as Believers is that no one gets out of here alive without Jesus.  We are not only survivors, we are overcomers with Jesus, already seated in heavenly places with Him. We also are Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, and He has not appointed us to failure.

We have confidence in Him, in all the Promises of God—Jesus is the Eye of the storm. I have long pondered the splendor that was Europe before WWII and the spiritual decline of such a beautiful culture—there are many contributing factors, but one chilling discussion with a Christian leader from the United Kingdom brought me to perception. When I asked him about the anti-Christian secularism in Europe, his simple answer was,

" The people of Europe never forgave God for what they went through in WWII—they could not accept He allowed it."

Our Kingdom is not of this world. I think one of the most subtle and destructive defilements of this life is the seduction of an immovable earthly abode. Those born into trouble and adversity for their faith often believe they have no other possibilities—I have seen this, but particularly in Believers from countries that oppose Christianity with open hatred with legal license to destroy: there Satan is a roaring lion who kills and destroys, but who breaks the human soul with sorrow and suffering. Those born into ease and prosperity where their faith is not blatantly challenged often believe they will have no sorrow or hardness in life: there Satan is an angel of light who deceives to believe God will not allow them to know such suffering.

We are blessed in this life and provided for, but our table is set in the presence of our enemies whether by frontal attack or deception. While I was working on this letter, I watched a few minutes of a Christian broadcast and gleaned these things from Joyce Meyers which I found especially "there" with where the Lord has had my heart the past few months:

The devil always uses fear to stop our obedience to God—obey God in the face of fear, just do it afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear, but do what God says anyway. Keep a good attitude and realize what you can change and what you cannot. Sometimes life is what it is and you will survive. God will give us the grace and courage to wait on Him where we are at until He gets us where we are going.

My love and thanks to all of you who pray for and support our ministry. We are going through together brethren. We will see Him together. God bless you.

Thank you for your prayers for my family,  our safety,and provision. I am preaching in Tampa, Florida, the Life Center of Brandon, this coming Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—each night at 7:30. I will be preaching at the Coastal Worship Center of Darien, December 5 and 6, 10 am and 6 each night. I will be preaching at Believer's Church in Reidsville December 9-12 at 7 pm and 11 am on Sunday. Thank you for praying for me—I need accuracy in the Word and ministry, as well as discerning of spirits. Please pray for my family's safety.

I appreciate you all.

Vaughn Clark 

Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com

P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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Some Assembly Required

Here's a portion of our service at The Sanctuary of Dublin, today (Sunday, November 21, 2010). Following worship and communion, Senior Minister Randy Gearhart (www.thechurchguy.com ) shared about the importance of God's people gathering together for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God, and then I shared some thoughts about the times we are living in.

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Living in the Matrix

Friends,

I find myself with a deep longing for rest, as I hear echoed in the lives of so many now. This is not be equated with the spirit of death that is pillaging hearts these days. I don’t know how many of you have ever seen the movie, “The Matrix," but I have become increasingly aware how spiritually confusing, deadening, and blinding our culture waxes. Fitting in now has become like so much cyanide. The choices seem to be surrender to unknown slumber or harsh and frightening realities.

I don’t suppose that I have any more or any less opposition that most Christians that stand upon and speak the Word. I also know that any trials I face as a Believer are not personally exclusive, although I experience them individually. I do know I have often been amazed at the resilience of many in circumstances that were beyond “my” ability to fathom experiencing and puzzled at the surrender of others in what I deemed to be not so bad.

Part of the deep bitterness I think the enemy seeks to sow in each of us is to be wounded, hemorrhaging internally, in our own estimation fighting the good fight and seeking to stand, and to be ignored, overlooked, mistreated, or given a cavalier condolence.  Part of human nature seems to be surprised that others do not know “how we feel” and at the same time to want to run from sorrow, sickness, fear, or failure in others.

Pain and sorrow are as individually known and felt as pleasure and joy, and only God really knows the depths of each. Even knowing the Word, I have spend much of my Christian life “feeling blessed” or “feeling cursed” by the circumstances of life.

I watched a special on Hiroshima and Nagasaki—this was a very objective report, some of the things that I found heartbreaking were that the American military had no real idea what the destruction would be, and assumed civilians would seek shelter when the plane flew over.  The other irony I found in this was that the people of Hiroshima did not feel threatened by the plane and actually stood watching the descending cylinder—it was a beautiful, clear, warm day, and the busy Japanese felt no alarm and even thought the large plane and bomb canister were interesting.  The lone plane did not fit the pattern of bomber squadrons.

I have found the devices of the enemy that do the most damage are the ones that seem to pose no threat and that even look interesting. Frontal assaults are seen and known.

This is a time for peace with God, and with our fellow Christians and man, as much as is within us, but not to be taken aback by devices and attacks from sources we would normally not find threatening. Satan is really going for the heart and minds of man to try to cause, even Believers, to abandon God in times of adversity. God’s people are wearing themselves out or hiding to escape the burnout.

I once read a small booklet entitled, “Don’t Blame God!”  There has been a rash of deaths in nearly every church with whom I associate.  Marriages are dissolving, some long-term marriages. Many Christian parents are heartbroken and families scattered. Many are in financial meltdowns, and experiencing oppression that is unprecedented. The list has been relentless and ruthless.

I spoke with a pastor recently whose church members and close friends, a couple in ministry with them, had the unexpected deaths of two adult children within a few weeks of one another. For all practical purposes these grief-stricken parents have left the Faith, at least for now. God heal them and restore them in Jesus Name. May we all be spared such sorrow, but keep our eyes on the Prize.

When I read the Word, I really don’t see any less of a cost for Christians here than I do in  nations in which there is blatant persecution—the works of the enemy are merely more deceptive. In other countries, the devil is a roaring lion who seeks to devour; in America he is an angel of light who seeks to deceive—very quickly that angel of light is growing hair and teeth like a werewolf before us.

At the same time there is a wonderful stirring of the Holy Spirit in some sectors of the Body, and people are coming to the Lord. Jesus is being revealed and hearts are being exposed.  I have been walking in some desert places in my heart recently, and the word that keeps coming to me is “knees”, like get on them and pray. Psalm 27 has been a real part of my Christian life since I first came to the Lord in 1977.

I believe this is a time in which the fallow ground of hearts is either hardening to cement or being plowed for new seed, refreshing rain, and a sweet new harvest.  In the face of each tribulation, it is my plea that each of you do not turn away from Jesus, but turn to Him. Walk close to the Lord and know that His Word endures forever and He does not lie.

May God deliver each of us and our families from every weapon of the enemy, but especially those we think pose no threat, but are deadly. In Jesus Name may He cover your vulnerability, weakness, and nakedness with His Grace and Mercy, and Protection.

Vaughn Clark

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You Are Not Forsaken

Here's a word that I shared September 1, 2010, at my home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin. It's a word of encouragement and hope for the people of God—a word of hope for you!

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Whoa! Carpet Time Needed

Friends,

BEFORE YOU READ THIS LETTER, PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL PROTECT AND SPARE MY HOUSEHOLD AND OUR LIVES FROM RETALIATION FOR WRITING THIS.

I began this letter after our Wednesday night service—it is now Saturday night:

This is an opportune moment to plan and to draw near to the Lord.  We had a wonderful service tonight at our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin.

Afterwards a gully washer of a storm hit—of course my wife and I were at the grocery store: what a sight I was with my shoes in hand and pants rolled up, and laughing at myself with strangers, all of us soaked.

Such lightning, all so intense, so wet, so sudden, so quickly passed—so shall be many times and seasons just ahead of us, both good and bad.

I have been really tired today and expected to fall to sleep, but here I am and have been dealt with by the Lord to announce a caravan….the looting of this nation is increasing.  God is not limited by these things, but a global frenzy is taking place and trillions of dollars are disappearing from our economy. Our nation is being stripped.

Trillions and trillions of dollars are being secreted out of America.

I have done everything to try to avoid this tonight, even stooping to cleaning out an email back log of 1300 letters, but this won’t go away. An all out global effort is being made by world-wide financial interests to make the plans to hobble American sovereignty and prosperity look good.  For a brief time, perhaps a few weeks, months, perhaps a year, government takeovers of the private sector will be buoyed up, and it will appear to be working, and in the eyes of most, the specter of insolvency, which by the way is not preventable in some form, will be glossed over.

GET YOUR HOUSEHOLDS IN ORDER—GET OUT OF DEBT, PLAN FOR THE FUTURE DURING THIS COMING BRIEF INTERLUDE.

During this time, so much political and financial blackmail will occur—we are in the season of scapegoating, name calling, and such foolish and cruel impulsive acts which can only bring sorrow to all. If there is a spate of “suicides” among public figure, you will know that a purge is underway.

 You will see a strange thing happen in this interim.  A lot of “funny money” will flow from our wonderful Moslem and Chinese handlers.  People who have worked hard their whole lives will lose everything and those who have done nothing will prosper—it will be like a hijacking of the Titanic, and luxury party on the deck.  People with money will flaunt their new riches with the total collapse of our system on the horizon of the dawning day.

Perhaps like the Poseidon, in the movie, “The Poseidon Adventure," a great wave of snowballing dominoes will roll it over upsidedown

I know that one of two extremes will take place with our present administration—either President Obama and his administration, the capstone of our failed  fifty year old utopian, anti-christian social experiment, will be ousted by mounting pressure and expose’ or will enter into political savagery and manipulation, and impose ruthless tyranny on any opposition.  Our president has been chosen as the figurehead in this nation of a great push to establish one-world government, cleverly packaged to entice our emotional and social aspirations. 

This was plainly stated by Henry Kissinger in a late 2008 interview with CNBC.  Kissinger was asked what was the most important thing for President Obama to accomplish in his administration, to which he answered,

“I think his task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period, when really a “New World Order” can be created. It’s a great opportunity. It is not such a crisis.”

WHEN YOU READ THIS REALIZE THAT WHAT WE ARE FACING NOW HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR DECADES BY ELEMENTS IN BOTH PARTIES REPRESENTING GLOBAL AND NOT AMERICAN INTERESTS. 

Do not forget that George Bush, Sr. stood in front of the United Nations with his New Age advisor, Brent Snowcroft in 1988 and said,

“We are declaring the beginning of the New World Order!”

President Obama is not the author of this horror story (and should not be vilified as such), but a participant—I do so pray those who have invented such treachery will be exposed for what they are.  How sorry I do feel for him and how wrong it will prove to be to have prostituted the noblest aspirations of the Civil Rights Movement for social planning, global governance, and political cronyism. How clever Satan is to make good look evil and evil look good.  When you see the living presidents of this nation standing together in public, you are seeing evil, and not good, being deployed.

 As I was fighting God not to write this, I had a vision of moving vans, even u-hauls, in Washington, D.C.—political and business leaders were secreting away our national treasures, resources, and finances for their own gain and future.  This was so evil that even the vans and trucks were painted black.

We must prepare our hearts to see a stripping take place—we will live through it.  I was assured tonight that America will stand, and we will triumph, but this system is collapsing and system change is being forced, frenziedly, hurriedly that will impose incredible hardship, but will not stand for long. Taxes will go sky high, God will provide, and some sanity will be restored after reality hits—I only ponder what price we will have to pay, and what subsequent deception fueled by desperation has been prepared?

I know now that Americans will worship man. God help that man, in ministry or in government, that takes God’s glory and allows himself to be worshiped,

“So on a set day Herod arrayed  in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”

Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give the glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.

"BUT THE WORD OF GOD GREW AND MULTIPLIED.”—Acts 12: 21-24

Do not be dismayed. You must find a quiet place in the Lord and dwell there with Him.  It is time to enter into His Rest and to take His burden and His yoke.

“Come ,My people, enter your chambers, and shut the doors behind you;
Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment,
Until the indignation is past.
For behold the Lord comes out of His place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
The earth will also disclose her blood,
And will no more cover her slain.”—Isaiah 26: 20-21

I want to announce the beginning of a chain of created crises and a clampdown on honest criticism of those who are doing weird stuff under the auspices of government and business. This foolishness in the Gulf of Mexico is a drop in the bucket of government and business being in bed with one another.  Get real and investigate environmental disaster cover-ups.  The push to strip us of true freedom of speech, and to create emergencies to bring us into a police state will soon be apparent. Do not fear, it is for a season.

I REPEAT, I HAVE BEEN ASSURED BY THE LORD IT IS BUT FOR A SEASON.

For the record, the hysterical need to invoke racism at every turn is nauseating. For the record, I have listened to Shirley Sherrod’s wonderful and honest speech, a testimony of how she came to terms with her own racism personally.  I am ashamed of the press for pulling a portion of this speech to make her look bigoted against whites, when they knew better.

This kind of yellow journalism is so common and we are dumb enough as people to take it and run. She has to be a Christian, she has been so broken and gracious.  God bless her for her honesty and transparency in a personal professional struggle and deal with those who have so blatantly misrepresented her, manipulated, and lied. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!

The other unsavory facet of this fiasco, which I find even less palatable than the overt racism that was “exposed”—is that this was a calculated release of a sound bite of controlled information to defer attention from more pressing issues.  Any thing is possible in the Machiavellian smoke screen of misinformation.  Whatever the course, this is the prostitution of racism and continual re-infecting of wounds that should have long been healed.

How can the Church expect racial healing to come through a fallen world and a system that hates Jesus Christ?

I AM SICK TO MY HEART with the whole racist rant. I was raised by good black people and owe a good bit of what sanity I have to them.  I am real tired of stupid white people who hate black people and of black folks who seem to refuse to take responsibility. I think I speak for many.

We are messed up people.

Get ready for more of the same, except change on steroids—it will be angry, frenzied, and hysterical.

Draw close to God, let Him take you to the huge altar of cleansing and repentance He has prepared for us, and get ready to bloom where you are planted, even in cruel days.

I asked the Lord last Summer what would happen to us when the economy really fell.  I did not expect the response,

“ I have deep pockets. Even if this nation had a total collapse, the residue of America is greater than the blessing of other nations, and I will provide for My people.”

There is a grandeur of Presence, of position, of the Awe and Fear of God coming upon us.

Find your peace in Jesus and prepare,

“Come to Me, all  you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11: 28-30.

Believe this is the key:

1.  Be stable

2.  Believe that all the pieces of your life will fit together.

3.  Believe that God will do the impossible, beyond what you can see or think.

Jesus is for you, not against you. Trust Him in your troubles—the rain has come and the miracles have begun. A true revival of repentance and salvation is coming in the face of this present darkness, which we have lived in our whole lives.  Face the fact that we have been asleep in the bosom of an anti-christian monster since Jesus was officially forced out of our educational system in the early 60’s.

Pray for discernment against propaganda, pray for believers to be strong.

Today while outside I had another vision of a huge storm with hail stones as big as baseballs striking metropolitan areas.  People were running for cover. I do not live by visions, but have had them my whole life. They are increasing in these days. I am human and subject to error, but I have felt such an urgent need to sound the trumpet.

These days are CRUCIAL for separation and preparation.  Only God can change or stop the tyranny that is planned. My advice to you is to depart from spiritual confusion. Do whatever the Holy Spirit is speaking to you. For some of you it will mean life altering change, perhaps geographic relocation.

ASK God in Jesus Name to pour His Holy fire on everything binding your soul to what opposed the will of God in your life. 

PRAY for repentance—it is a gift that must be asked for and sought.  Repentance is not just sorrow and tears, it is change of heart and focus. Repentance is an altar which stands before us, waiting for our response while everything in us emotionally, physically, culturally, even religiously, is opposing a deeper place in Jesus and possessed by the Holy Spirit.

INTERCEDE for this nation…..great wickedness is afoot beyond what people with conscience can comprehend man to be capable of:  this is how great evil flourishes.  Normal people with natural affection can not fathom the chasm of apostasy in which the reasoning of a God-created human soul that has forsaken the Truth has been replaced and empowered by darkness that is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

NORMAL?????- what greater deception could grip a people when we cry over dogs, persecute those who abuse them brutally, call those who rescue animals national heroes, and deny the HORRENDOUS genocide of over 50,000,000 of our own people through abortion?  We even call those who protest abortion and rescue babies strange?

WHAT REALLY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MODERN DAY AMERICA AND  THE DECEPTION OF NAZI GERMANY?

Demonism takes many forms, the denial of devilish deception and existence of such darkness the most subtle.  Religious spirits will accommodate us all in whatever mode our flesh is most comfortable, whatever self-assurance the easiest.  Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, is rising up to fulfill the Plan for the Age—don’t accept substitutes, for there are many.  I know the parable of the dragnet is on.  There will be many deceivers and false christs. Jesus said so Himself.

Spiritual seduction is the most subtle of the enemy’s tactics for the Last Days.  People will be afraid and desperate and will flock to anyone or anything representing security and stability, be it God or Satan masquerading as an angel of light.  Many of you have been sheltered from the realities of the streets, but humans will prostitute themselves physically for food to eat and a corner in which to sleep. People sell their children for drugs. What has been for sale in your life?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ABOVE AND NOT CAPABLE OF AS FAR AS DECEPTION IS CONCERNED!  ONE THIRD OF THE ANGELS WHO WALKED IN UNBROKEN EYE-TO-EYE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD WERE DECEIVED BY SATAN! WE HAVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH A GOD WE BELIEVED MADE OUR LIVES WORK THE WAY WE WANTED THEM TO.  BE SO VERY CAREFUL IN THIS HOUR!

There is safety and provision in Jesus.  I believe a special anointing is on this hour for those who turn their hearts wholly to Him. Yes, this system is terminal—it has hated God, turned generations of little children to hell, and has rebelled against all that is holy and good.  But the Promises of God are yes and amen, and His Eye is not dimmed, nor His Arm shortened by the folly of man.

Something is about to take place in this country we have never seen before. During the Million Man March, I was driving up the East Coast.  I wept openly before God because I saw and discerned the demon spirit behind that march. Louis Farrakhan was born less than fifty miles from where I live. I have watched his tapes—he is evil incarnate and a devious nut.  I grieved until I was nearly sick, and on the third day of travel, God spoke to me,

“Wait until you see what I do!  Ten million Christians will march on Washington. The whole city will be paralyzed. The fear of God will strike the city and many will repent!”

Tonight I was with my family. I sort of went away and was very distant. I had a vision of the Great Mall in Washington, D.C. with the backdrop of the Washington Monument. I saw the Mall in three different conditions.

The first part of the vision, the Mall was completely empty; in the second part, it was filled with more people than could be counted as far as the eye could see.  In the third part of the vision, the Mall was filled with people laying on the ground in physical distress—it looked like a war zone open air hospital.

Right now it, on the surface, it is business as usual in America.  Soon a great spiritual activation, both light and darkness will emerge into the open—Light is greater than darkness.  The backbone and foundation of this nation will arise. Revival will come, retaliation against the brakes put on our culture by revival will follow.  Then the weight of our iniquity will fall upon us for a season. In wrath, in the midst of the years, God remember mercy!

These, my beloved brethren, are days of great valor, great love, great opportunity, great activation.  Believers are reporting to me, in the midst of their own personal struggles, the Holy Spirit is coming upon them to minister to people in public places.  Healings are becoming commonplace again as individual believers realize it is Christ in them, the Hope of Glory, and that Jesus in them is the same yesterday, today, and forever!

Confrontations are becoming commonplace again for the reason—as His Light shines, darkness is exposed. Men hate the Light because their deeds are evil, and they love the darkness rather than the Light. Can you not see why this country demands a false gospel that validates the darkness rather than expose it?

These are days the Holy Spirit will gird us up with spiritual intestinal fortitude if we ask Him to and adhere to Him.  There are sounds of rejoicing over the good that will come and those who will enter the Kingdom and sounds of mourning for a lifestyle lost and those who have sold their souls for a moment in eternity.

I do not mean to be presumptuous, but a healing anointing and a call to repentance are going out through this letter, with great encouragement and conviction in Jesus Name.  People with lupus, Crohn’s disease, internal and intestinal rupture and disease, as well of afflictions associated with the blood are being healed in Jesus name.

Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit, now in Jesus Name.  Every bit of gangrene, bitter dispute, offense, bondage will be smitten by the fire of God’s Presence.  It is time to expect more from Him and give more of ourselves!  Whole households and family lines where this message is sent will be delivered, come to salvation, and be visited by the Lord and His protection. Those with atheists and backsliders in their families will see them broken and returned. More than the hem of His garment is being thrown over us now—the Lord is arising as Boaz to cover us with His robe.

THIS IS A TIME FOR THAT WHICH HAS BEEN LOST AND STOLEN TO BE RESTORED.

God bless and keep all of you.  The Gospel is still the Good News!  Jesus still destroys the works of the enemy—the wages of sin will always be death, but the gift of God will always be eternal life through Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son.

All is not lost, beloved.  This is a time to gain the Kingdom and lose bondage.  Trust.

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age, looking for the blessed hope and  glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His Own special people, zealous for good works.

Speak these things, exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.” —Titus 2: 11-15


Vaughn Clark
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com

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Ministry Update

Friends,

God bless you all!  Thanks for all your partnership in prayer and in our ministry.  The prayer letters emerged from a time when I was overwhelmed with the circumstances of life—I had always taken prayer requests and prayed myself, but one of my dearest friends, Apple, was stricken with cancer.  That compounded with some other things, was more than I could handle emotionally, so I began sending out requests for Apple and others.

That was a couple of years ago.

I have been sort of amazed at results, answers to prayer, folks who tell me the Holy Spirit has energized their prayer lives.  I have no idea how some of you got on my mailing list.  Some have opted out, and I repeat if any of you want off the list, all you need to do is ask. I do not want to burden anyone with unwanted emails.  Some rather unique online Christian partnerships have evolved and some are now working in ministry together.

This is a time of financial need for us, as it is for so many of you—close to one third of you have never been to my ministry in person.  I only ask that God’s people seek His Face and do what He says to do.  I have another letter following that tells what I believe will soon happen, for a short season, in the financial arena.

I do know that change is upon us.  I appreciate the ongoing support from those who know and come to my meetings. The time I took off the road—nearly seven months except for local ministry—was something I had not done in twenty years of traveling ministry. More than ever I want to impact and change lives—there seems to be a couple of dynamics working against folks now, either frustration or despair (be sure to listen to the message, “Come To Me.")

For all the ministries that I have not been to in a couple of years, I have not abandoned you or my desire to come to your area—we did face rather unique circumstances.  God has done a miracle in my health as well—after five months of sickness and exhaustion, the Lord touched me in one of our wonderful midweek services.  I have been physically active since, and made the longest ministry trip by car in a while to Tampa recently (the audio messages for the two services I spoke will be available shortly at www.lifecenterofbrandon.org.

My next scheduled trip is August 15th in Lake Placid, FL at The Ministry Center.  There is a possibility of some other meetings in Florida around the same time, but I will let you know in future letters.  I honestly feel a release in ways I do not fully understand, but know that God is gearing me up for the next generation of  emerging ministry as well (that is not an age related thing for my fellow grey panthers!).

God has been giving me a message of His protection, safe passage, calling and blessing, in the midst of judgment.  I ponder what answers we seek other than the known patterns of Scripture?  As I become more conservative in my understanding of the realities of the wages of sin and the Gift of God, the demand in our culture, and even in the Church, for a quick and easy fix has become a great cry.  The potential for dangerous deception is great: may God in His mercy keep us from the sin of our cultural and spiritual sister, Germany!  We are all living in a nation that has known the unprecedented favor of God—as a people, we have chosen to rebel and provoke Him in every way possible, even arrogantly and vehemently in light of vastly apparent realities of what I pray are corrective judgments. 

Truly, we are in God’s Hands, and may have only a very short time to lift up Jesus, to redeem the time, to allow the altar of redemptive repentance and consecration to produce sweet fruit.  We are all in a season of either/or in many arenas of life, and must not choose death.

We can not build monastery walls or cloistered bulwarks—we can not live in a Camp Meeting all the time—and must know that God’s Plan, the Blood of Jesus, the Power of the Holy Spirit, are greater incentive and more assured than any fading and stricken system of man. How great is the darkness of this nation when her light has become darkness! No one could have ever convinced me that “normal” would be killing babies, using the Civil Rights Movement to cover every wickedness, and “protecting” our school children from the Ten Commandments!

While devilishly destroying our own foundations, as we have proudly cursed our creator, we have been blinded to the Oriental crafts of deception and destruction and whored ourselves to nations openly pledged to our downfall!  How like the Southern Kingdom of Israel in her last 100 years before the Babylonian captivity! We are given to the stupor of wormwood (Revelation 8: 10-11, Deuteronomy 29: 10-19, Jeremiah 23: 9-15) promised by God to His Own who rebel against Him—only those possessed by hubris and diabolical swagger could run against the Lord in this hour! We are witnessing the spirit of antichrist emerge.

Thank God that it is His Time and He arises to confront the darkness that opposes Him!

God help us and put us on spiritual dialysis, for we are poisoned with the End Time delusion that we can do exactly what we want and be blessed of God! Start to listen to what is being preached and what the soul demands—Paul wanted to know nothing among the Corinthians except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  Be careful not to listen to convenient things that soothe a conscience that needs to be turned wholly away from lies and turned wholly to Him.

It is far too easy for our way to become perverted in pursuits that polish the wrong apple. Much may be required of us as far as lifestyles, location, vocations, and callings soon.  I have heard “surprise ending” and “migrations” in my soul when praying.

Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified!  Now His Light must shine through us—all the Power and all the Glory is His, and this is His Time, promised in the Word of God.  There are glimmers of outpourings, but this is different, deep, eternal, forever, now, beyond, intense, internal, personal, HIM.   Jesus is simply moving through simple people who simply believe and obey Him, in every strata and arena of life.

For your own sake and the sake of God’s purposes do not miss the supernatural by searching for the spectacular—look neither to the right or the left, but stand still and listen to the quiet Voice of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light to shine forth His glory.

The pressing dissatisfaction, frustration, unbelief, complacence, desire for reclusivity—these are natural soulish symptoms of the demand of the Holy Spirit to be brought, willingly, deeper into one’s Covenant with Jesus than ever before.  Our flesh is freaking out with the reality we have nothing that remains in this life but Him.!

Many are at a breaking point, a point of turning—fall forward!  Break upon Him!  Turn towards Him and not away from Him.  Yield to the call and see the Daystar dawning—it is the turning of the night.  Remember the Bridegroom comes at midnight. He will cause the midnight to shine as noon day. Beyond the poesy and prose of what I am writing, there is a Holy Anointing to make hard choices to simplify complicated snares in the lives of God’s people and to make simple choices that seem hard—-to surrender to Him in every circumstance.

This is a time of decision making. The Holy Fire of God has fallen on every strategy of the enemy that binds our soul to a system that forces little children away from Jesus.  Our minds must be stayed on Him and we must embrace pilgrimage—that we are strangers upon this earth on a journey looking for a City Whose Builder and Maker is God.

Our joy and peace must be in Him, or we have no joy nor peace that is enduring. There is no perfect world in this life, but there is a perfect Lord, a perfect Word, and a perfect Kingdom.  The Peace that He has given us did not come from this world, and the world can not take it from us.

There is a Sabbath Rest for us in this life.

“At that time Jesus answered and said, ‘I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.  All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father.  Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

FOR MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.’”—Matthew 11: 25-30

Heed the call to come, to know, to rest, to be grateful, to enjoy, to love.

Come.

Vaughn Clark

www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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"Come to Me"



Here are some things that Randy Gearhart and I shared at The Sanctuary of Dublin, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. I pray that God will speak to your heart as you listen.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” —Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)

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God Has a Plan!

Friends,

Let me preface this letter by saying, pray before you read it. There is a lot of information, my insights and experiences here. I do not want anyone to get into fear or under condemnation. I do not write to fear monger, to attack people, or to get into controversy.

I have always loved the land, animals, plants—creation has always been a marvel to me from my childhood. I grew up on a farm and thought my Grandpa and Grandma’s farm in Missouri was heaven on earth. I am shocked and horrified by the oil spill in the Gulf. The ocean was peace-giving to me in my pre-Christian days.  Many are saying this disaster is one of the judgments of the sea turning to blood in the Book of Revelation.

What if the Ancient of Days has said,

“Enough!”

What if the bowls are full, the incense of prayers have reached the throne of God along with the stench of burning flesh and rebellion?

I stumble at the senseless devastation of the pristine Gulf of Mexico and the possible destruction of our coastlines. What if God has turned His Hand against our foolishness and a hurricane, or hurricanes drive the mess inland?

 What if the combination of the oil and chemicals use cause a die out of many creatures? The resulting stench would permeate our Southern states. What if the marsh lands were filled with oil and lightning strikes or some other disaster set it aflame? Our city was filled with smoke from the great forest fires which swept over 100 miles south of us.

A great pall……only God can deliver.

You can tell I have been shocked by this explosion and the pervading confusion surrounding it, wondering what the impact will be upon this nation and others around the Gulf of Mexico financially and governmentally. What forces will seek to dominate, what interests pandered to? I have many serious questions as to why this well is not yet stopped in light of available advanced technologies. We can move, by computer, an outdated interplanetary vehicle on Mars, but can not stop an oil leak on the ocean floor!

I do not mean this to be critical, but part of me is incredulous.  Not enough ado is being made about something bigger than we realize.

This paralyzes the U.S. oil industry and will cause gas prices to skyrocket, as well as make us more dependent on Moslem oil.

The enemy knows how to exploit the shock value of the many challenges that face us individually and nationally, and to pander to our fears.  Good people are suffering, and America is trembling—the news appears to be all negative, despite the fact that foreclosures are around 10% nationally and at the worst of the Depression of the 1930’s were over 40%. That is little comfort to someone not able to pay their bills.

Many say the worst is yet to come.  It seems that way in the chaos of  the man-made melodrama that is our daily bread when we feed on this world and its wisdom. 

This fear has crept into the church.  The year 2000 was the most prosperous year in American history, yet the percentage of Christians tithing was significantly lower than the darkest days of the Depression in 1931. Now with our national finances in such confusion, about half of all Christians have stopped giving.

What will be our response to being a Christian when identifying with Jesus Christ and Him crucified brings a reproach and persecution? I tremble at this, for He Himself asked would He find faith on the earth at His return.

Always remember that God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. Just last night and this morning I was recounting things in Scripture—God is not hamstrung by the events that break nations. Elijah was fed by ravens morning and evening while he hid from wicked Jezebel and Ahab at the Brook Cherith—this was during a three-year drought God had Elijah proclaim.  This is not a fairy tale—I am sure most of you can give many accounts of supernatural provision.

God fed the children of Israel with manna from Heaven when they were in the wilderness—can He not feed us as well?

My wife and I assisted an African man in cooking on a huge wood stove for close to two hundred people—many had walked for weeks from war torn countries surrounding Kenya.  Some had not eaten bread for two years. We watched God multiply food, to not only feed the half-starved students, but several families living on the compound. God was amazing! One third of the people had eaten and food was running out.  We prayed and the level in a huge pot of stew never dropped below the one fourth that remained before we prayed!

We have seen God miraculously provide protection, provision of every kind when there was no natural solution—-He has not changed in changing times,

“Let your conduct be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said ,’ I will never leave you or forsake you.”  So we may boldly say, ’The Lord is my Helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?’—Hebrews 13: 5

We must feed on the Lord and His faithfulness and not to allow our hope and faith to be undermined by uncertain times and the increasing war of attrition that has been fought against Christianity and common sense in our culture since my childhood. I am 56 years old. I first became conscious of this war in 1962 when Christian values were challenged in my public school.  Our very national base has been eroded a little at a time, and we have bowed to the world. My question to the saints who were mature when prayer was thrown out of the school—“Where were you?”

 I know in my deepest being that in the midst of upheaval, God is at work. It saddens me that so much time and money is wasted trying to fight God and do things without Him in our country—all Utopian experiments go from euphoria to bondage to tyranny.  Money and ideal circumstances do not change the fallen nature of man, just puts perfume on the stench, and enables us to kill ourselves in decorator style.  Christians must realize the greatest challenges we face ahead are not war, famine, pestilence, or financial difficulty.  Arrogance and pride are futility and vanity.

The greatest challenges we face ahead are, as follows:

1.   Deception, false doctrine, false teachers, false prophets—we must remember that even the very elect will be deceived if possible. A false gospel and a false Christ are at work—how the Word is ignored!  Appeasement and accommodation are the standards, not the Word of God.

2.   Feral people who have no knowledge of God and are basically an “unreached people group”—they have been destroyed for lack of knowledge of the Truth and are ignorant. They are led by sensual impulse and degraded by the culture.

3.   The anti-Christ spirit manifesting through those that hate the Truth because their deeds are evil and they love the darkness rather than the Light.  These have wisdom that is earthly, sensual, and demonic. With these, Good is called evil, and evil is called good; Light is called darkness, and darkness is called Light. These are led by diabolical spirits that convince others that man is good and has no need of a Savior, Who died on the Cross, and shed His Blood. These are our opposition.

I also know these days demand Spirit-led prayer based upon the Word of God and not opinions or prejudices is crucial.  Fasting is being restored to the Church. Faith and obedience and adherence to the Word must replace doubt and unbelief.

The Church is divided terribly and according to statistics, only 13% of those professing to be Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God,  unchanging, without error. Wow!  When I was a boy, even sinners believed the Bible!  This division is so used by Satan—my God have mercy on us, for we have the doctrine of Balaam and Jezebel teaching His people to fornicate with this world and her ways and condoning sexual immorality.

Preachers and teachers of God’s Word, why do you not challenge such error? Why do you not preach the Word to those who are stumbling and sinning in your own churches? I take it by actions rather than words that many people who identify themselves as Christians support abortion and same-sex marriage. Really, what are you preaching or being taught? How many people are living together in your own churches, some ignorantly, others rebelliously?  We are to gently instruct those who disobey, corrupting themselves, so they may be taken out of the snare of the enemy. We are to warn, to declare, to assist, to forgive, to correct, not to condemn.

We are to remember we all stumble in many things, especially with the tongue, but I can only surmise the lack of honor for the Word of God is because men and women of God are crowd pleasers and not God pleasers.

Universalism is sweeping much of the Body—that Jesus is a way, not The Way, that there are many paths to salvation, and not the One.

We must take the warnings literally in I John 4: 1-6 seriously and not bend to confusion.  This challenge is so plain in our nation as to be absurd to believers who know the Word: ANY SPIRIT THAT DENIES JESUS HAS COME IN THE FLESH IS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST.  

“And we have seen and testify that the father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God abides in Him and , and He in God.”—I John: 15-16

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him Who begot also loves Him Who is begotten of Him.” I John 5: 1-2.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. And all things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”—John: 1-2.

Remember that heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word of God will endure forever. Our seeming helplessness in the temporary natural circumstances of life must not translate into hopelessness or the abandoning of our Faith in what cannot be shaken, the Eternal Kingdom.  We have righteousness and peace in the Holy Spirit. We have eternal promises God has sworn Himself to by His Name and His Word—these things are immutable and cannot be changed!

We also have the scale and precedent of Scriptural history that God has always moved on the faith of the minority rather than the agreement of the majority. We must not succumb to the “overwhelmingness” that pervades the spiritual atmosphere. Our small cityhas erupted in suicides.  We have had 8 needless deaths in the last month and a half. One was a young teen; another was a man playing Russian roulette. All were people who had family who loved them—our city is shocked and many Believers here are praying. The spirit of antichrist is wearing out the saints, but God is about to laugh and when He does, it will not be pretty (Psalms 2)—see “House of Cards," here on my blog.

We must feed on the Lord and His faithfulness.  We must not succumb to fear or anger in these days and be as wise as the Apostle Paul who knew how to adapt in less than favorable circumstances without compromising.  We must be willing to share our faith as the Holy Spirit leads and pray that our nation will not be ripped asunder by civil strife and hatred. We must be standard bearers in the Storm and Harvest ahead.

 Most of all, we all need to draw closer to the Fountainhead of our faith, Jesus Christ. He is our Anchor and Encouragement.

I want the saints to consecrate themselves to the Lord, to allow the Holy Spirit to fill and guide, to have hearts and minds set upon the Truth of God’s Word, and not to be swayed by the pulpit of the culture.  I have realized so profoundly that I do not hate those who disagree with the Bible.  I have also simultaneously found I am hated by those who do.

Consecrate means to devote oneself to a sacred purpose for God with deep solemnity and dedication. These are those days we will look back on in the not distant future and either rejoice that we used them to prepare our hearts or mourn that we did not. Our Peace is not of this world, neither is our Joy. 

These are the days when the Holy Spirit is manifesting the hearts of men—the façade of being civilized, upwardly evoluting human beings is being torn apart.  Soon it will be plain that flesh has descended to the mindset of Roman hedonistic control and that in our great “advancement”, we have become technocratic barbarians.  If the most technologically advanced nation in Europe, the seat of great arts and architecture, and the cradle of the Protestant Reformation—Germany—could descend into the abyss of abortion, euthanasia, and genocide (in that order), and spawn the most horrible war the world has yet seen…..what about the potential of our own nation.

Do you really think we are better?

 We will simply hate and destroy and kill more conveniently, less visibly, and sadly, more acceptably, more sanitized—that is the nature of the beast without the redemption of Jesus Christ working from within:  if the Law of God is discarded, then there is no law.

How much of this society would rejoice if Christians were silenced and put in camps as the Jews were in Europe?  If it is not wrong to kill baby, it is not wrong to kill Grandma; if is not wrong to kill Grandma, then it is not wrong to kill the disabled and ill; if it is not wrong to kill the disabled and ill, it is not wrong to kill those who disagree with you.

I marvel at the intolerance and ranting hatred of those who fancy themselves tolerant to the point they will not even allow debate!  It is hard for me to take hate from all arenas, including the ones professing Christianity.

Redeem the time, beloved, and understand the purposes of God’s Great Plan are upon us!  A dear friend recently passed away. He was essentially in a coma and incoherent, and had been in that state for several days.  His last words spoken on this earth were to his wife and came a couple of days before he died.

He opened his eyes and looked clearly at his wife and spoke plainly,

“God is amazing!”.

His wife was startled, knowing his condition, and said, “I know God is amazing—what do you mean?”

He replied,

“God is amazing! He has a Plan!  God is amazing!”

Those were his final words, his final declaration of what he could already see.

He was seeing What is Ahead—God’s Plan!

This is not the sum of all fears, but the Sum of all Hopes and Promises in God’s Word. We are in the time of merging of two Ages, the end of one and the beginning of another—no other saints have lived in such a time since the days just before and during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. 

SO MUCH WILL COME TO PASS IN A SHORT SEASON OF TIME. IT WILL MEAN MORE THAN I HAVE THE COMPREHENSION TO FULLY UNDERSTAND.

We must adapt to the great movement of God’s Spirit, brooding over the face of the earth, the deep of humanity. It will mean unprecedented change-it will mean many challenges and adaptations.  God is rising up as the Ancient of Days again,

“For the Lord will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon—that He may do His work, His awesome work, and bring to pass His act, His unusual act.” Isaiah 28: 21

God’s Act is on!  Read the entire chapter of Isaiah 28—we are living in it now!  At Mount Perazim in II Samuel 5: 17-24, God’s Army marched with David, and in v.20 David declared “….the Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water!”

Imagine every dam the enemy had erected in your life, in your family’s life, in the Church—all that was designed to hold back the purposes of God—being burst through by a surge of the River of God!  At the Valley of Gibeon, in Joshua 10: 11, God sent giant hailstones to route the enemy!

The day is upon us when the idols and mockery will be crumbled and humbled by signs and situations so awesome, so fearful, that every human will either know it is God and God alone Who judges and delivers, or harden his heart to Heaven and curse God. Spiritually the whole earth is coming to vertical ascent or descent, and mankind will either adore or mock Jesus Christ.  Never forget that He is the Stumbling Block of I Peter 2: 6-10.  We never seem to accept the folly, futility and vanity of opposing God and continuously try creating life as we choose to live it. Many roaring lions will whimper. Those who have dedicated themselves to destroying the faith and bringing down America will live to see their life’s work obliterated.

I PONDER WHAT BACKLASH WILL COME?

I believe time has been shortened and the Parable of the Vineyard in Matthew 20: 1-16 is coming full cycle. God is splicing the years of our lives into His Plan, and if we enter in, it will be as if we never missed a step! The tangible Presence of God is our portion. Never forget He is our Shield and our exceedingly great Reward! Jesus is the Peal of great price, the Field of the buried Treasure.

God’s Hand is upon us to be permanent, perseverant, long-suffering, obedient, faithful. The Holy Spirit is with us to guide, to comfort, to correct, to reveal Jesus, and to assist us in keeping our eyes upon the Prize. This is the hour to overcome and not to be overcome—I believe with all my heart the Holy Spirit is preparing the Bride for the Bridegroom. We are in the time of purification, for a Holy God to touch rebellion, bridle iniquity, and clean up messes. Remember Revelations 3: 5,

“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”

This is a time of declaration in the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of God’s Word—when the chorus of adversity is upon us all it take is one word from God to scatter His enemies.  God is amazing—-He has a Plan and He is amazing.  I also believe this a time for us to occupy a higher place in the realm of the Holy Spirit.

We have several large pecan trees in our yard—you wouldn’t understand unless you live in the South, but these trees are messy three seasons out of the year—they shed leaves, flowers, pollen, and sap copiously.  I was walking through the yard looking at the piles of spent flowers and much pollen, knowing that the yard was just raked clean, but you couldn’t tell it and realizing after I got this up, more would fall. At the same time I began to ponder the horrible contradictions in our nation, the pleading for freedom while taking life, the robbery, the greed, the gleeful corruption of our children, the hatred of any restraint—I was looking up through the canopy of pecan limbs and leaves, shading out the sun, asking God why, and suddenly I heard Him say,

“Come up higher!”

Suddenly I was above the trees looking down—they were actually beautiful, like big green flowers. I could not see the mess on the ground just the expanse of looking down. 

I realized it was important to step into a place in my walk with God that is higher than any place I have ever been before.  It is time to “go up” in worship, in obedience, in prayer, in fastings, in separation from all that is unclean. I need to see from Heaven’s perspective, to see God’s Plan in the midst of the wiles of the enemy and the sorrow of mankind in this life.

Earlier this year in one of our wonderful Wednesday night Holy Spirit services at our home church, I had my eyes closed in worship.  I found myself standing at the flatland of a pure, fast running river. I knelt and drank, and let my eyes wander the course of the river back up the mountain to its source. I could trace it to a white cap and a dazzling bright light, and I knew my task was to walk uphill to the fountain head of this river, to find the source of the Water and the Light.  

Time is gone, my friends.

Time as we know it has been spent and we are now running on Last Days Kingdom Time. The expanse of every purpose of God is upon us. I think we American Christians need to recount the cost of following Jesus. The landscape is rapidly changing—it appears to be sudden, but we have been asleep in midst of this  for several decades. Now is the time to enter in. It is the Time to turn back to God.

We may have a Diaspora similar to the Jews being cast out of Israel.  There may be persecutions as God allowed in the early church when all the existing Christians were gathered in Jerusalem and were scattered throughout the surrounding areas, preaching the Word (Acts 8: 1-4).  Do we American Christians actually believe there is any less cost for truly identifying with Jesus Christ than in a Moslem or Hindu nation?  We are greatly deceived to believe we may not be required one day lay down our lives for Him.  Summer before last, the Lord dealt with me heavily with these words,

“From this time forward you must understand that in every place I call you to preach, you will stand before some of those who will give their lives for Me.”

Hurricane Floyd was bearing down on the coast of Georgia as a Category 5 at sea in 1999—-350,000 people were evacuated inland. We live a little over 100 miles inland on the interstate linking the coast with the rest of the state.  Our town of 16,000 got a few thousand evacuees. We kept 40 or so at our church. There was a lot of confusion in some venues.

I was observing these events and the Lord spoke to me,

“These are thousands. The day will come when you will see millions forced to leave everything they have suddenly.   They will either get out with what they can pack in a car or with the clothes on their back.  They will have nothing and no way to get anything, without money or food.”

We have never seen refugees in our lifetime.  The rumblings after Hurricane Katrina were a forewarning. We have lived in freedom, relative peace, prosperity enjoying a mostly benevolent government, protecting us as Christians.

How quickly, OVERNIGHT SEEMINGLY, all of this will change.

When was the last time you heard any teaching on the sufferings of Christ and what the Word says, even in the words of Jesus and Paul, what things we might face. There is no defeat in this. Our Home is not here. Here we have a table set in the presence of our enemies. We are strangers and pilgrims here, looking for a City whose Builder and Maker is God. Why must we despair in the face of troubles?

God has dealt with me about complaining and grumbling. I am whipped out with so much that goes on around me and in me. I know that Jesus is in the vestibule about to enter in—the move of repentance that is upon us will be the exact opposite of the global movement of laughter years ago.  People will be on the floors weeping and crying out to God for repentance and mercy for hours instead of laughing for hours. God spoke that to me while I as laughing. He told me it was Him, but the same people who dissed laughter would scorn repentance.  It will be scary, but it will be God.

REPENTANCE IS NECESSARY TO WALK IN GOD’S GLORY AND PROTECTION IN THE STORMS AHEAD—THANK GOD THE LIGHT IS ALREADY SHINING THROUGH THOSE STORMS BY FAITH.

I saw this manifest in the church in which I was saved under my first pastor, Rusty Russell. I saw this manifest on the campus of the University of Georgia where a street preacher called the students to repentance for nearly 6 hours—he was cursed, pelted with bottles, trash, spit on….then the Glory of God fell and the same mockers’ teeth chattered like castanets as they fell before God begging for forgiveness. What God is going to do…oh my!

Some are turning away in hard times, and I do wonder, how much longer? Remember the warnings of Scripture—a “falling away”, the Apostasia will come. Let us not die in the wilderness in unbelief so close to Home!

We will be very glad we serve and fear the Lord!  How I have complained and grumbled, and even with held my heart from the Lord in hard times!  How I have been complacent when I should have been preparing for the days ahead!

Let us remember these words,

“’Your words have been harsh against Me’,

says the Lord,

Yet you say,

‘What have we spoken against You?’

You have said,

‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinances, and that we have walked about as mourners before the Lord of Hosts?

So now we call the proud blessed, for those who do wickedness are raised up;

They even tempt God and go free.’

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them;

So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name.

‘They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,

‘On the day that I make them My jewels.  And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.’

Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.”—Malachi 3: 13-18

My daughter has moved in the Gifts since she was child. Last Wednesday night, she had the following vision:

First of all she was moved by the love of God for us and our need to make loving Him our focus—then she had a vision of lightening, not moving from top to bottom, North to South, but moving side to side, from East to West. She saw this moving in the congregation. Then she saw us being covered with blue, purple, and white.

Immediately this Scripture flashed in my spirit,

“For as the lightning comes from the east and flashed to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”—Matthew 24: 27

Events are going to move like this in the days ahead—like lightning!  God is going to move, back and forth, across the Body of Christ and the earth, with End Time Events in rapid succession.

God gets my attention when my daughter moves in the Gifts.  She has done this since she was a child.  I know that colors have significance in the Scriptures so I did some investigation. Here is what I found:

Blue is the color of Heaven, and can represent a holy covering. It is identified with chastening, separation from the world, and obedience to the Commandments of the Lord.

Blue is associated with water and multitudes.

Purple is a symbol of royalty and riches, and like blue, was a holy covering. It is associated with fine materials and craftsmanship. It can represent robes, purity and separation, being hidden, and dwelling places.

White is a symbol of purity and refinement, being unblemished, righteousness, and heavenly things. It is associated with victory and the Throne of God.

I will not go into these things, but let your mind run wild!

God is anointing His people—remember GOD HAS A PLAN!

Read Psalm 20 and encourage yourself in the Lord!  Jesus lives.

Vaughn Clark

www.vaughnclark.com

Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministries.com

P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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Real Christianity



Dear friends,

December 16, 2009, was a special service at our home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin. Senior Minister, Randall Gearhart, our head intercessor, Margie Sewell, visiting prophet, Carlie Lastinger, and I spoke. The Holy Spirit flowed between us in a wonderful way.
I believe this joint message will be a great blessing to you. Real Christianity is upon us!


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Perspective is Everything



Friends,

 

I have not written in a while. Several of you have inquired after me and I deeply appreciate your concern. I have been in what could best be described as “consternation” in prayer for our country—have also been battling exhaustion, but am much better.

 

“Allah” is the word that continuously comes to my spirit when I pray. Most Westerners do not understand Moslem witchcraft. This false religion is one of the purest manifestations of the antichrist spirit on the earth.

 

I have been to sites where human sacrifice was performed in Satanic ritual and knew the presence of evil. The most evil place I have been to date is the Dome of the Rock, the mosque on the disputed Temple Mount—my family and I went there on a tour before it was closed to the public.  The air literally crackled with evil that could be heard and felt.

 

Islam will dominate global politics in the Last Days because of whoredom for money and oil. We forget that those who live in the Tribulation will lose their heads for the testimony of Jesus.  Who beheads on the global net and television now? I have been praying for a couple of days and feel strongly some kind of attack on Iran is forthcoming to take out the madman megalomaniac, Mahmoud Ahmandinejab, who seeks to destroy Israel and the United States.

 

I would beg Christians here to pray for the safety of President Obama and his family, and also that nothing can be construed by our system to declare martial law and suspend the 2010 elections.

 

I am very serious about this request. Our nation is under siege from within and without.

 

It is also appalling to me to discern the manic zeal geysering in our society to silence common sense and the open mockery of any Christian virtue when we are such a fragile state militarily, economically, and in every way. The United States is quite literally a drunken, staggering giant who has never needed God’s help so desperately and has never hated Him so openly.

 

A young friend, Jonathan, sent me the following quote today, which I was not aware existed, but struck a deep place in my soul,

 

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  —General George Washington

 

The strangulation of free speech and the declaration of the Word of God is coming openly through legislation with “hate crimes” attachments. 

 

The America of my childhood is being thrown away.

 

My father and mother were both veterans of WWII—my dad a disabled veteran who I am now convinced had P.T.S.D. from his service as a teenager in Europe. He never would talk about what he experienced. I went to see “Saving Private Ryan” and had to leave the theatre because of the Holy Spirit telling me, “Now you know why your dad is the way he is.”

 

My whole life has been shaped by WWII and the scars of my unstable dad, who is now dead.  All my uncles were in active combat. My wife’s uncle died on the beach at Normandy.

 

All that our parents and grandparents sacrificed for this nation, and the world for that matter, is being thrown away—BUT FOR GOD, THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE WILL BE BOUND BY CRUEL TYRANNY!

 

The Lord has been speaking a word to me for the past year—2009 has been a year to remember for me, don’t know about the rest of you—which I found strange:  “SOLSTICE”. Solstice comes twice a year, the longest day of light in Summer, and the longest day of darkness in Winter.

 

I believe we are entering into a time of either the longest day or the longest night dependent on perspective, foundation, and source. Consider the following Scripture,

 

“Arise, shine;

For your light has come!

And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you!

 

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,

And deep darkness the people;

 

BUT THE LORD WILL ARISE OVER YOU,

AND HIS GLORY WILL BE SEEN UPON YOU.” —Isaiah 60:1-2 (Caps mine)

 

This passage in Isaiah indicates that the Glory of God will be poured out on His people AT THE SAME TIME gross darkness is covering the earth: two kingdoms coming to their fullness side by side, Light and darkness. The Holy Spirit is being poured out upon all flesh and men’s hearts are responding based upon their will and perspective.

 

Mankind is manifesting, out of the abundance of each heart, either Christ or anti-Christ:  both Revival and Apostasy are upon us!

 

I was saved in the last 1970’s during the recession and inflationary interest rates of near 25% on home loans—Congress was in the same mode it is now, just not as far-reaching to the future. I prayed and fasted much for America, knowing 1980 was a great turning point one way or another.

 

During that time, the Lord made it plain to me that a great Visitation would begin in the 1990’s, and that huge Black ministries would arise, seemingly out of nowhere. He told me that trouble and division would come, but Revival would hit America that would be like the days of Heaven! I have prayed consistently for 30 years that at least 100,000,000 would be saved in the United States.

 

The Lord showed me also that on the backside of this Revival, heavy oppression would come from our government, whose minions would be furious their plans had been delayed. I saw more, but will not elaborate at this time. It will suffice to say that God will allow foreign powers to punish this nation at the right time, even as He did Israel in her rebellion.

 

God puts up with a lot, but don’t kill His servants and burn His churches!

 

We must draw close to the Lord and get our eyes upon Him, our perspective in the Light, “beholding the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world.”  The following lengthy passage of Scripture pretty much says it all:

 

“Be shattered all you peoples, and be broken in pieces!

Give ear, all you from far countries.

Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces;

Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces.

 

Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing;

Speak the word, but it will not stand,

For God is with us.’

 

For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

 

‘Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ concerning all this people call a conspiracy,

Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.

The Lord of Hosts, Him you shall hallow;

Let Him be your fear,

And let Him be your dread.

 

He will be as a sanctuary,

But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense

To both of the houses of Israel,

As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

 

And many of them shall stumble;

They shall fall and be broken,

Be snared and taken.

 

Bind up the testimony,

Seal the law among My disciples.

And I will wait on the Lord,

Who hides His face from the house of Jacob;

And I will hope in Him.

 

Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!

We are for signs and wonders in Israel form the Lord of Hosts,

Who dwells in Mount Zion.

 

And when they say to you, ‘Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek their God?  Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?

 

To the law and to the testimony!  If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

 

They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

 

Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they shall be driven into darkness.” —Isaiah 8:9-22

 

As I said, the days ahead will be “solstice” either the longest day, or the longest night, dependent upon one’s perspective.  The glory of God will cover those who seek Him unto seal and separation; darkness shall cover those who hate His ways.

 

It will, in so many ways, be the best of days and the worst of days during which those who hear will not be able to distinguish between the sound of rejoicing for the glory of God being poured out and the sound of weeping for the gross darkness that has stricken our pleasant lives.

 

Herein lies the Great Falling Away, the Apostasy, for American Christians I fear. A European minister confided in me that he strongly believed the spiritual darkness in Europe was a direct result of the horrors of WWII—many Christians felt betrayed by God, that He had let them down by allowing such destruction to come upon their world.  So many Christians here have embraced a belief system that will not accept they should ever see hard times.  God help and deliver us all!

 

The corruption of the faith message has become “The favor of God is equal to money and ease.” How sad for those men and women of valor who fought and labored for the Body of Christ! I sat under Dr. Kenneth Hagin, who openly said he knew people would take parts of what he preached and ruin themselves and others. He taught that Biblical prosperity was a lifestyle of giving and obedience to God and was for the Kingdom of God first, and the individual believer secondly. How far we have fallen!

 

May the Son of Man, the Lord Jesus, find faith here when we return, may we not be deceived in our prosperity, and may the love of the Truth never leave any of us or our loved ones, in Jesus Name! May the Blood of Jesus separate us from every deception!

 

Last night when I was preparing to sleep, I was praying for our nation, for our president, for our leaders, both secular and in the Church. I do so know a great storm is ahead! The following Scripture flickered across my soul,

 

Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted.

Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.

 

THEN they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, AND HE SAVED THEM OUT OF THEIR DISTRESSES.

 

HE SENT HIS WORD AND HEALED THEM, AND DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR DESTRUCTIONS.

 

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

 

Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.”

—Psalms 107:17-22 (caps mine)

 

I slept a peaceful and untroubled sleep after I read these words that literally shone on the page. I know God will visit us in the storm and will redeem our land.

 

Again, beloved, perspective is everything!

 

Feast on the Lord and His faithfulness and delight yourself in Him and lay every poison down. Don’t be afraid of anything but the awesome Holiness of our God! 

 

Lift Jesus up!

 

Don’t be surprised or caught off guard by anything, and give thanks in everything! Keep your gaze locked on Target.

 

In Jesus,

 

Vaughn Allen Clark
Glorious Light Ministries

P.O. Box 16217

Dublin, Georgia 3104

www.vaughnclark.com
www.gloriouslightministries.com 

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A New Beginning



I spoke this word at The Sanctuary of Dublin, Wednesday, December 2, 2009. It's time to put the past away and look forward, as God gives His people a new beginning.

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Living in Goshen

Friends,

As much as I do not want it, I see extreme confrontation coming into our nation. We are stepping into a season of globally orquestrated financial, political, and social overthrow and pulldowns, and attempted dissections and amputations.

The Church will have to take a stand or join the growing throng of beguiled antichrist disciples, striving to build an earthly kingdom along with the “great brotherhood of man” to usher in the “golden age of mankind”. Americans are gullible as a whole.

The Christian foundations of our nation are being dismantled before us and no one takes it to heart. God will not be mocked. God has put it so strongly in my heart that Judgment comes. We are witnessing an attempted overthrow of our government and country. I know the South will be a target because of our strong Christian base and our pro-American politics. Much will be required of us, along with the care of our church people and many refugees coming in the next few years.

The carpetbaggers are coming back again to the South. Do some research on the subjugation of the South politically and financially after the Civil War. I have seen this coming for many years, since 1977. This country will be divided. There will be martyrs. The Lord has been having me pray that individual states will reject the money and control of the Federal government. I know that this is wild. I also know that persecution is coming.

There will be a great attempt by authorities to use pastors to control and disseminate false information to the Christians they influence—the enticement will be money and a “lack of pressure” from the state.

A great push to villainize ministry is coming—that threat will be used to put preachers and ministries “in the government’s pocket”. Preachers will have to decide whether we are whores or men and women of God—money and “freedom”, along with the “benevolence” of the state will be the hire of the harlot.

We are personally in the fight of our lives. It is not financial, although it has been an issue as I am not taking a full schedule. I deeply appreciate your prayers and support, as this is the fight of our lives. I honestly believe we are facing death or destiny as a family. We have become visible targets, especially since God has opened my eyes to the horror and penalty of abortion over this nation.

God—not Satan—is dismantling a religious system that quenches the Holy Spirit and holds people in powerlessness and fruitlessness.

Great shaking, shaking, SHAKING, EVEN LITERAL SHAKING is upon us!

We are witnessing the final greedy, blood-soaked gasp and desperation of a failed fifty year old Utopian, antichrist experiment in government—it will bankrupt the country completely trying to keep itself alive.

We are experiencing something similar in the Church—dinosaurs are not going to survive the spiritual climate change. Be adaptable in this hour and discard “learned” models and behavior of ministry. Church government that protects, promotes, corrects, and flourishes the people of God will stand. The era of kings has come in secular government. The era of spiritual dynasties is ending in the Church.

Read Acts 8 and the account of Simon the sorcerer—he had beguiled the people with his craft for a long time. The people thought he was the mighty power of God. When the real Jesus stood up, even Simon believed, but tried to buy the anointing to continue to control people. Peter’s warning to him was severe:

“But Peter said to him, ‘Destruction overtake your money and you, because you imagined you could obtain the [free] gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is all wrong in God’s sight [it is not straightforward or right or true before God]. So repent of this depravity and wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that , if possible, this contriving thought and purpose of your heart may be removed and disregarded and forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in a bond forged by iniquity to [fetter souls].’” Acts 8: 20-23

Wherever the souls of God’s people have been fettered by what they were duped to believe was the might power of God is about to be shaken. Wherever the anointing was presumed to be for sale will be judged. What contriteness must be imbedded in Holy repentance!

Tyrants in both realms will try to hold their sway at great cost to themselves and those who are so beguiled by them. You will see.

Jesus is coming back to His People. He will be the stumblingblock of every king, prophet, and priest who contrives to fetter the souls of God’s Elect! God Himself is dissolving every enslaving yoke, to let the oppressed go free!

God will also challenge the lawlessness and lack of Holy fear for Him among His own. We are in a short sale of reaping and sowing and reaping in every arena, both good and bad. May He prosper and establish your lives and ministry in these deceiving and heartbreaking times, in His Own desires and purposes.

May we all be willing, not to be scavenging hyenas circling prey, but stand in God’s Presence and allow His River to flow from our innermost being!

I am including the following excerpt from a "God-sent" letter of encouragement from Sister Dot Jordan:

Because there is not one family now that is not being hit with some need, whether it is a need for a job, a need to sell a house, a need to be healed, emotional needs, a need for salvation—whatever—God has put it on my heart so strongly what the answer is. Matthew 6:33 "Seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness, and all of these things will be given to you as well." This is a promise by Jesus Christ and all of heaven are waiting for us to do the above so that they can move on our behalf.
Friends, be ready to adapt to change. We will all see more than we want to see and know more than we want to know. We will stand as long as we stand upon the Rock. I know this sounds negative, but as I was thinking about the state of the nation, this little verse came into my mind:

Trembling house upon the sand,
Living in a shaking land,
Deaf and blind,
Dumb and dead,
We’ve chosen Judgment for our bed.

As Christians, we must decide now, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

There will be an upsurge in the economy that will hold for a very short time. The printing of trillions of dollars that has no real value backing the money, can only be resolved by monetizing our national debt and reducing the real power of the dollar, or perhaps going to a completely new currency altogether. To make this plain, the mentality is something like this, “I owe 100 dollars. I only have 20. I will print 500 dollars, but only actually have 100, then will pay my debt of 100”. This is the reality of what is happening without the absolute mercy of God and turnaround. This will mean inflation and high interest rates on a scale unknown in our history.

Do no let fear be the cyanide of your faith, as God will adapt and I believe even prosper His people, but oh what a shaking is upon us, I believe the season of men’s hearts actually failing them for fear. I also strongly believe God wants His people to be dependent on Him and not Uncle Sam. He has a table prepared for us. Our kingdom is not of this world. We were made for this hour.

Everything God has ever whispered to any of us about vision, purpose, destiny, calling, and plans is for now, now ,NOW—don’t delay your obedience to God. Look at the following Scriptures:

“You whom I [the Lord] have taken from the ends of the earth, and have called from the corners of it, and said to you, You are my servant—I have not chosen you and have not cast you off [even though you are exiled]. Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. Behold all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be nothing, as nothing at all. For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord Who says to you, fear not, I will help you!” -Isaiah 41:9-13

Leaders and mature Christians must stand in this hour to strengthen the weak and young—we must realize quickly we are caught between two realms, Heaven and earth. We know our Fountain, our Source: we must drink from Heaven and eat on earth! We must stand, discerning the darkness, weathering the withering cultural change that is upon us, and teach God’s people how to live and love the Lord. We must do His work and find our blessing in the presence of our enemies.

We must have the faith and obedience to live in Goshen and the great and precious promises of God no matter what rages outside the Shelter of the Most High! We will have His Light in our dwellings when darkness that can be seen and felt consumes those who hate Him.

We will suffer many things at the hand of man, but will be spared from the Wrath of God. We will live in Passover! We must draw near our Rock. The hatred of Christians is now a national mantra. All things evil, anti-Christ, and Moslem are exalted. Do not fear, but stand in the reality that we must live and breath and have our being in the Presence of the Living God. We must not deny the testimony of Jesus Christ in this present darkness. Never forget our battle is not against flesh and blood, or that we are called by God to submit to civil authority insomuch as it does not force us to disobey the Word of God.

At the same time realize that the Civil Rights Movement was forged by mostly Christians who were willing to face beatings, fire hoses, mobs, police dogs, unjust arrests, a biased legal system, church burnings, and death. When I was a child, God spoke to me. I knew when I watched these scenes of injustice and horror on television, it was a foretelling of things to come for the whole Body of Christ in the future. Keep in mind the home church of a Spirit-filled Christian female Vice-Presidential candidate was totally destroyed by fire, a torching, with almost no press coverage, and a black out on all reporting at such injustice since. She was hung in effigy in many parts of the country, but that is just “freedom of speech."

Wow! Count the cost in this hour and stand on your most holy Faith. Great deception is afoot. Remember that a deceived segment of the Old Testament Church, primarily the entrenched religious leaders who trusted in the Roman government and not God (these also found their reward in money and control) put Jesus on the Cross, which He submitted to willingly for our salvation. A similar betrayal will come in the future.

Christians who want an earthly kingdom, who trust in man and not God, and who are willing to compromise to avoid pressure and gain prosperity, will turn on the Christians who refuse to bow their knee to Caesar. Start to take the preaching you hear to the Word of God. Know why you believe what you believe. The spirits of anti-Christ and Apostasy are deceiving many and dividing families. We will sorrowfully realize the Truth really does have a price, but what joy will overwhelm any sorrow! Above all, look beyond the circumstances and stand on what will not be shaken, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: …A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away.”—Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 6

American Christians must see and discern the season and the time, and to know and embrace the matter and purpose of heaven in all these things. We must allow the standard of the Word of God and the leadership of the Holy Spirit to cause us to know what we must get, what we must lose, and what we must keep and what we must cast away. We will plainly see what can be shaken and what cannot be shaken. Those things that are earthly and founded on rebellion will be shaken. Those things that are eternal and founded on the Word and in submission to God will stand.

What do you need to lose and cast away no matter what? What must you get and keep at all costs? What price are we willing to pay? Whatever we compromise Jesus to keep, we wind up losing anyway. Ask the rich young ruler who denied Jesus for his status when Jesus was choosing disciples—he was still alive when Jerusalem was sacked. He gave up an opportunity to walk with Jesus on the earth for a kingdom which was taken in front of his eyes. He remembered. For many of us Americans, the rooster is about to crow the third time with the dawning of the Day. We will see Jesus’ Face and will look in His Eyes.

We will remember.

Vaughn Clark
www.vaughnclark.com
Glorious Light Ministries
www.gloriouslightministies.com
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, GA 31040

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The High Price of Vengeance When God Wants Revival



I ministered this message at my home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. I believe this is a wake-up call for the Body of Christ, and I pray that God will speak to your heart as you listen.

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The Ancient of Days Arises!



I woke up this morning and began to write down Scriptures and read them.

A great shaking beyond any preconceived possibilities is coming to us. There will be some kind of furor and collapse within President Obama’s administration—I urge the saints to pray for the protection of the President, his wife, and children, regardless of your political affiliations. We are commanded to in Scripture, in case you don’t remember.

I believe every Christian is being shaken. I believe every human is being shaken. I believe the Holy Spirit is being poured out on all flesh. I believe the very creation, including the ground under our feet, is being shaken, and will shake. This is not climate change—it is spiritual upheaval being manifested in the natural realm.

What we have experienced thus far will be seen as small in comparison to what lies ahead. I have gone through an enormous season of strangulation in every arena of my life—in 30 years of being a Christian, I have not known the torment that has assailed us. In the midst of this, there is a calm and peace that is frightening in its severity. It is not surrender to “my fate”, but it is knowing in the midst of it all, heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word of God will remain forever.

I have never seen the treachery and destruction of the enemy so plainly. I have never discerned his destruction and deception so acutely: I have never known my absolute dependence on God so painfully.

I have walked the last several months in a hidden place in God that is killing me and giving me life simultaneously. In the midst of every moment, the insistent urging of the Holy Spirit has been to remain steadfast and immovable, to trust God, and to be stable in Him.

For all of the strain and anxiety with the cares of life, “But God…”, is a mantra worth remembering.

“See that you do not refuse Him Who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him Who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him Who speaks from heaven, Whose Voice then shook the earth, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore SINCE WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN (caps mine), let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” —Hebrews 12:25-29
We are in one of those “once more” moments of God’s Master Plan in which the façade of tolerance towards true Christians and Jews is dissolving, and God will deal with His people, and mankind with acts grander than any we read about in His Story past in the Word of God.

If the glory of the latter House shall be greater than the glory of the former, then how much more shall the Majesty of God be revealed to this earth tangibly, visibly, terribly in this hour?

Christians have been hijacked for many years trying to keep peace with a system that hates God and everything He stands for.

The frenzy of this system to destroy every foundation and remnant of good and decency reminds me of piranhas in a feeding maelstrom—-our leaders are like manic sociopaths marching through this nation with political and judicial sandblasters seeking to erase the memory of God! Like giddy cannibals they feast upon the flesh, sorrow, delusion, deception, rebellion, and destruction the rejection of God brings, bound together in demonic unity fueled by iniquity in the bowels of the anti-Christ spirit. Their peace is false peace, like a drug induced stupor.

Every economy, institution, agency, political party, and foundation has been seized, taken from the Rock of Ages, and built upon such a shallow grave of human ridiculousness and intentional denial of the Truth. The industry of misery produced by the absence of God……the more it hurts the louder they scream, but blame Him for the wages of sin.

Sin always produces death, and the gift of God is always eternal life through Jesus Christ! What fools! God will not be mocked, whatever a man sows, he reaps. Stand up and stand back—-our love affair with this culture is turning sour! God is rising up to get the attention of His harlot fiancé.

We will be Bride or the enemy of Christ in this hour, Church. The Ancient of Days is about to get our attention.

“Sing praises to the Lord, Who dwells in Zion! Declare His Deeds among the people. When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble…… The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid, their own foot is caught. The Lord is known by the judgments He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation.” —Psalm 9:1-12,15-16.
God is about to avenge blood—The Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, the blood of the martyrs, the blood of innocent babies, the blood of greed and injustice and all harlotries. Everything that can be shaken will—SO THAT WE CAN DISCERN WHAT CAN NOT BE SHAKEN. We are so beguiled by the world, the flesh, and the devil that we are blind to the purpose of a very crucial part of eternity, OUR TIME IN THE FLESH.

ternity does not start when we die—we are living in eternity now, and according to Scripture, we will not receive the kingdom which cannot be shaken in the future when we are in Heaven, WE ARE NOW RECEIVING A KINGDOM WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN WHILE EVERYTHING ELSE THAT CAN BE SHAKEN IS BEING SHAKEN. This is our wake-up call to discern the PERMANENCE OF GOD’S PURPOSE AND PLAN AND HIS GREAT DESIRE FOR US TO UNDERSTAND.

I do not want to disturb the reader’s religious sensibilities, but if something can be shaken, it needs to be shaken. It not only needs to be shaken, it has to be shaken. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other grounds are sinking sand. A Mighty Fortress is our God, a Bulwark never failing.

This is where the rubber hits the road and we awaken from the stupor of our idolatry to see that we are strangers, pilgrims here, and that we are “just passing through”. Marx, in his anti-Christ fervor and wisdom that is earthly, sensual, and demonic, declared that religion is the opiate of the people. No, beloved, Babylon is the opiate of the people—the world system that controls mankind through mutually shared rebellion against God on every level, money, lust, fear , etc.

Babylon is not a place, but a stronghold of thought that originated with Satan, and after many other singular manifestations, strove to build a tower up to heaven on the plains of Shinar. This tower was built with all of humanity in one mind and agreement to challenge and to mock God—-their very vow was,

“Come let us build a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the earth.” —Genesis 11:4
This global government was headed by Nimrod, the cursed seed of Cush, the descendant of Ham—he was a mighty hunter upon the earth, the first tyrant and manifestation of anti-Christ on a corporate scale. I believe he was the first man tagged by Satan to strive to control mankind, and to build a system on God-hate. Nimrod, I believe, was also a hunter for the souls of men. Read the account of God’s judgment upon Babylon in Revelations,

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities…..And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every object of ivory……and bodies and souls of men." —Revelation 18:4-5,11-13
Satan is the god of this world. He is wroth knowing his time is short. He raises up anti-Christ in men to create systems that deceive and oppose God. He veils the hearts of unbelievers and distorts the true nature and character of God through deceiving spirits. His power source is summed up in the rebellion of human nature, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life, the hatred of the Light, and the love of the darkness. He controls the bodies and souls of men. Some are captives. Some love the darkness—the manimals.

Those who have forever hardened their hearts to God. Beware saints, for they will be our greatest opposition in the years ahead. They walk in the realm of darkness with wisdom that is earthly, sensual, demonic: they are wiser than the children of Light.

The Lord is about to do a shaking in our sight guaranteed to not be made by human hands and promised to garner the attention of everyone who is not given over to Apostasy. It will be like a tornado that sweeps away what was carefully constructed to stand. I know that even the ground under my feet will shake. I know that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never put Humpty together again. There is a reason for this shaking:

“…..in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the Power of God.” —I Corinthians 2:4b-5.

It is not mere mortal man standing in God’s stead and in His Anointing that has been called out and put down—-the Ancient of Days has risen up as in the days of old to do His strange and His peculiar work, the likes of which no man can claim. He is descending upon spiritual Mount Carmel and is about to face the prophets of Baal who have subdued our culture and seek to rule the world. Our God still answers by fire—in fact, He is a consuming fire.

I awoke this morning from a restless night with these words in my heart. The wages of sin are and will always be death. There is not a right way to do a wrong thing. Let people rail on the Truth, malign every concept of decency, virtue and honor. Let them pass laws and appoint demons in human form to positions of authority—the Truth is still the Truth and God is still God.

The mention of common sense causes those who hate God to spew venom and the world laps it up. “THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE WRONG, NOT BECAUSE THEY VIOLATE ANY MAN-MADE LAW, OR GO AGAINST NATURAL FACTS, BUT BECAUSE THEY GO AGAINST THE MORAL GRAIN OF RIGHT AND WRONG ESTABLISHED BY GOD.

Literally, this is one of those “God Times” when we continue our obedience despite the cost, step aside from our own ways and into the protection of worship, intercession, and supplication. Step into the Secret Place of God. The Name of the Lord is a High Tower; the righteous run into Him and are glad.

“Come my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His Place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood and will no more cover her slain.” —Isaiah 26:20-21
Keep short accounts with God and man. Walk as close to the Lord as is in your power and understanding. Judgment comes. This is one of those, “knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men” moments. I say this in all humility, fear, and trembling, almost disjointed in my soul. Be resolved in your heart to follow the Lord. Be like the wise virgins—keep your lamp full and your wicks trimmed. The midnight hour comes and the Bridegroom approaches!

Your pastor, your parents, your husband, your wife, or your spiritual friends can not carry you in the day of adversity—it will be a you and Jesus thing. What you sow with Him, you will reap with Him. Be addicted to loving Him.

“Finally all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For ‘He who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the Eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His Ears are open to their prayers; But the Face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” And who is he who will harm you for doing good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. ‘And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.’ But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evil-doers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” —I Peter 3:13-17
More will be required of us than we have knowledge. We must do the works of the One who has sent us in the presence of our enemies. That is where we find our table of blessing. Do not live in fear, but fear God and live! We must be informed. We must stand. We must disagree with what disobeys the Word of God. We must do good deeds and as much as in our power, to promote righteousness.

The Light manifests the darkness. God is pouring His Spirit out on all flesh—the tender heart manifests Christ, the dark heart, anti-Christ.

We are not losing ground, Friend! God is blowing this caper wide open! We must gird ourselves before the Lord. Procrastination has been rampant. We have not prepared ourselves for the storm. So many are poisoned by bitterness, given to gangrene of rebellion, hatred, iniquity. There is little fear of God in the Church—I say this to my own shame and to yours. We forget the warning of Scripture,

“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the House of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the Gospel of God? Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”—I Peter 4: 17-18
Be ready to give an account of yourselves before God. Do not forget to do good, especially to other Christians of every church—the needless divisions and elitist manure must end. Promote good, and mercy, in every arena. The Lord Himself is holding the Blood of Jesus before the Mercy Seat and the Throne of God for justice! Time has been spent. So much must be accomplished in so short a time. We have lost much through a lack of understanding of the times and seasons, and through the cruelty of the oppression of circumstances.

I believe we have a new anointing from God to gain hope, and freedom. I know this is the time for the parable of the dragnet and the vineyard to come to pass. Those who come into obedience will be rewarded at the 12th hour as if they had never missed a step. I also know a great spiritual movement has begun in both Light and Darkness—so much is going to happen so quickly, and so many are coming in, we will have to tend to the Truth and let God sort out the Harvest.

Anything that remotely resembles a church will be full—many filled with iniquity and lawlessness will see great results. The proud heart will not receive correction, but will applaud themselves and their anointing.

Tremble you ministers of God—the ingathering will be His and His alone. No flesh will glory in His Presence. Tremble you ministers of God,

“Not everyone who says to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ —Matthew 7: 21-23
Oh, man and woman of God, do not mistake the anointing for God’s Favor and Approval! Do not misconstrue financial blessing for the Hand of God! Know in your heart that what you are doing is God’s Will and Purpose and not your own! Be so very careful in this hour not to be self-willed and self-fulfilling. What price arrogance, stubbornness, pride, self-promotion? What cost for intentional disobedience that is not repented ? Why stand in the pulpit and lie to God’s people telling them “God told me!” when it was your own stubborn will and words? What beguiled you to twist the truth and the Word of God to suit your own purposes? God help us all to come back to life unto Him in this hour and to repent of anything that stands between us and the Good Lord. None of our defense mechanisms, excuses, and half-truths, nor any of our false coverings will stand in the light of His Gaze.

I wonder what shade of pale I will be before the Lord when all secret things are exposed? I am not promoting condemnation, brethren, but honest soul-searching before the Lord. So many times now I can scarcely stand in the pulpit for the weight of God’s Presence. It has not been like this with me since the late 70’s and early 80’s. I have preached afraid that I would drop dead before Him!

This is not hype, but I cry out to you to deliver yourselves into the Hands of the Living God! Our affiliations and titles, our awards, friends, nor our approval rating will carry us in—only the Blood of Jesus and our obedience to Him.

“I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you… …He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”—Revelation 3:1b-3,5
I have been writing this most of the day, these Scriptures my waking thoughts, with an urgency in my spirit to warn, to beg, to plead, to comfort! I know this is a sober letter, but step aside into Him. Depart from grumbling and complaining! Allow God to clean up whatever mess is around you, in you, or through you! Do it with haste, for Passover comes! THE SHAKING WILL INCREASE AND NOT STOP.

Part company with whatever opposes Jesus, His Words, and His Ways in your heart.

Let the accursed thing go!

I pray that the love of the Truth will not depart you and your household, nor mine, and that neither you, your household, or those you pray for and love will be taken in the Apostasy, in Jesus Name.

This is the real deal. All those prophecies and conferences, visions, dreams, teachings: we’re living in it! Confess up that most of you are in profound prophecy shock already, almost in unbelief you are seeing what you see around you! We are there! Take the extended Hand of the Everlasting Arms—He will make sure your path is a shining path that grows ever brighter to the coming Day. Let all those things the enemy has killed , the God things, be brought back to life again.

THE HOUR TO OBEY IS NOW !

God bless and keep each of you in His Love and Power,

Vaughn Allen Clark
Glorious Light Ministries
P.O. Box 16217
Dublin, Georgia 31040

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A House of Cards



Last Wednesday night was “one of those” services at church—we did nothing but worship. The Presence of God was tangible, sweet, demanding, convicting. All were weary, expectant, needy. We simply were under the compelling and heady urgency to honor the Holiness and Majesty of our Risen Savior and Lord.

I was standing and singing with my eyes closed thinking about nothing but Jesus, and had the following vision: There was a huge white room with vaulted ceilings like a palace or cathedral. Many men were gathered around a great round table—they were all dressed in black suits. I recognized our president and many national, as well as many international leaders—there were also many I did not recognize, but they all dressed alike and were of one mind and purpose. I knew in the vision these were globally important men at a high-level meeting, and that the table represented world events and plans, particularly concerning the United States.

These men were building a house of cards one card at a time. One would carefully place a card on the table, and all would smile, salute, and toast one another—they did this each time another card was placed upon the growing house in the middle of the great table. They were quite proud and congratulatory of one another and their mutually shared accomplishments.

On the table there were a number of disturbing objects around this increasingly large group project. There was a broken cross and a Bible torn to pieces. There were the bodies of aborted babies, piles of money, weapons bathed in blood. There were men kissing men and women kissing women, and all manner of filth and blasphemy, with many kinds of subtle devices and deceits, like a great web reaching out. With each card that was placed, not only did the house of cards grow, but also the numbers of objects controlling different groups of people, all tied to the piles of dirty money that lay around the table.

The men in black, all men of renown—the kings of the earth—were in great humor. They laughed and boasted, and continued to place cards on the house, which was almost finished. They were standing back and admiring their creation, well pleased with themselves. It seemed as if it would be completed.

Far in the back of the great white vaulted room, a small wooden door opened. Jesus was standing outside the door. He did not enter in—He simply opened the door and smiled. He laughed one slight “Hah!” The house of cards fell flat. That was the end of the vision.

Immediately this Scripture came to me,

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
What concerns me about this vision is the rest of Psalm 2, “Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.”

I am not led by visions, but this has been both heartrending and sobering for me. I was reminded of the following passage of Scripture as well,

“And they said, Come, let us build a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, Behold they are one people and they have all one language, and this is they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel...” —Genesis 11: 4-9a
The truth is that achieving global government is moving very quickly—it will hasten unless it is premature, and the Lord will do something remarkable and global to slow or delay this process. This process has been going on since shortly before WWI, and accelerated greatly in the 1960’s. All has been laid in place now, with the United States as the only obstacle to global government.

Since this vision, I have been out to preach once, and have kept something in my heart concerning my youth and early adulthood. Safety was not the issue it is now, and from time to time, I found myself with a tire that had a slow leak. I was always in a hurry and money was tight, so I would fill the tire and use it until it would no longer hold air. Sometimes I could guestimate in minutes how much time I had before another refill was necessary. This is the distinct feeling I have concerning our system—it is a leak which cannot be plugged. Stop putting in air, and it will fall flat.

In the midst of the cacophony of every voice, there is the latent impulse of God, His Latter Days impulse to release revival and glorify the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ, for the Grand Finale. What we are facing most certainly is the end of life as we know it, and the soon return of Jesus. His Peace does not come from this rebellious and failing system—Babylon did not give you His Peace and cannot take it away, no matter what the social thought police may tell us.

This is the hour to draw near to the Bridegroom.

This is the time for you to repair every breech in your relationship with the Lord—He is our Protection and High-Tower.

A lot of funny money—Chinese and Moslem— will flow: get out of debt and do what you are called to do quickly.

It is certainly time not to live in fear, but to fear God and live, to “kiss the Son lest He be angry”!

Love Jesus and love the lost.

Remember the love and equality of the brethren.

In Jesus,

Vaughn Clark
Psalm 28

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How's Your Apple Cart?





Friends,

This is indeed a season of identification, and the choice of either hardening one’s heart, or pressing into repentance. Murder is one of the works of the flesh listed in Galatians 5: 19-21. Whenever I read this, it seems like a family reunion! The division in this nation and in the Body of Christ is problematic in that we are basing our truth, not on the Word of God, but on the desire of the flesh to supersede The Absolute Truth with the convenience of fitting into a culture that is hostile and increasingly “Reichish”.

The only requirement to fit our New World Order is to love evil and hate righteousness—you are then washed, not in the Blood of the Lamb, but in the blood of the Abortion Holocaust and the millions of young people being turned to God-hate and perversion by the system.

Chaplains can’t mention the Name of Jesus or even God in some cases. All things Moslem are accepted, while all things even faintly Christian are despised and mocked. We are standing insanely in shaking sand, drinking murky poisoned water, cursing the Rock holding out His Everlasting Arms, and heralding our own ability to buy our way out of trouble.

You see, our national moral and spiritual bankruptcy is manifesting naturally. A crisis of identification has come and I fear the people of God are crying out, “We have no king but Caesar!” and also, “Give us Barabbas!” Since my conversion to Jesus in 1977, I have known the Latter Days would be like the days of His Birth, the licentiousness of the debauched Roman Empire. Life was cheap and men fought to the death for entertainment; abortion and infanticide were epidemic.

You might read “The Third Time Around”—by George Grant. One of the main contributing factors of beginning persecution against Christians in the Roman system was their rescue of infants that were thrown outside city gates to perish. Suicide and euthanasia were enobled under the philosophy of Roman culture as well. I expect to see men and women fight to the death for entertainment again before Jesus returns.

We are not far from this now. We defend a religion that beheads its enemies on global television—see anything about beheading in the Book of Revelations? (tip Revelations 20:4) Ours is a culture gone awry. Michael Vick loses his fortune and goes to prison for fighting dogs. If he had gotten ten women pregnant and had his babies killed he would be applauded. Inbred bulldogs are more important than babies. That makes perfect sense to me. Professing ourselves to be wise, we have become fools! The wages of sin will always be death. The gift of God, in this Age, will always be eternal life through Jesus Christ.

This is the flash point. We are at pivot of our culture. Either we have a visitation from God, or we have passed the point of no return. What is your identification? Who do you say is Lord, Jesus or Caesar? That was the only question asked of believers facing government persecution in Rome. If they said Caesar, they retained their fortunes, citizenship, and rights; if they said Jesus, the least they faced was seizure of assets and loss of citizenship—the worst was death by arduous and horrific means. What is your identification?

I went to bed last night with the following Scripture on my heart: “By faith, Moses, when he was grown, refused the privileges of the Egyptian royal house. He chose a hard life with God’s people rather than an opportunistic soft life of sin with the oppressors. He valued suffering in the Messiah’s camp far greater than Egyptian wealth because he was looking ahead anticipating the payoff. By an act of faith, he turned his heal on Egypt, indifferent to the king’s blind rage. He had his eye on the One no eye can see, and kept right on going.” —Hebrews 11: 24-27 (The Message)

I will be the first one to admit that I am a soft man compared to my ancestors. In so many ways I have been at peace with a society that hates good and loves evil. I am not rich or poor by this nation’s standards. I have bills. I suppose I am lazy in some aspects. I have not been a good steward of many important things. I grew up in the shadow of WWII with parents that were both veterans, my dad a disabled veteran. This nation was the standard of the world, and of everything that stood for good. Being a good American and a good Christian went hand in hand. There was no compromise involved in honoring the state.

We reached a point when that was no longer the case in the early 60’s, but few Christians took it to heart—after all, this is America: what if prayer and reading the Bible in front of little children is no longer legal? It’s not such a big deal. No look at us 46 years later—we have become a nation of liars and libertines. Evil is extolled and goodness is mocked. Homosexual activists have full access to schoolchildren and Christians have none. We are such social progressives! A young woman is selling her virginity on E-bay with her parents’ blessing. How enterprising!

Remember that even Lucifer’s name means “light-bearer”—we are in a season of false-light spirits manifesting around us. One of the signs of the Last Days, according to Jesus’ own words, “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show forth great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” —Matthew 24: 24

Be so careful in these years friends—as Americans we are addicted to prosperity, peace, and stability, used to easy answers and quick solutions. A few years ago, a European leader said this, “Give us a man who has the answers, and whether he be a devil or a god, we will follow him.”

People are suffering. They are afraid. Good men and women want and need jobs. So many have had their apple carts upset, their once-thought-stable-for-life plans thrown awry——what are you willing to compromise to keep?

I found long ago that when all else failed, my help came from the Lord. Physically, in times of distress, the immune system is weakened—opportunistic diseases which would not have found place in a healthy body, take advantage of the broken link. Sadly, historically, such is the case with the enemy in times of social upheaval and stress—the very best and worst of human nature is exposed.

I find the hypocrisy of politicians who have bankrupted this nation’s present and future appalling—they rail upon the bonused officials of a failed business, even suggesting they commit suicide, when most of Washington had their fingers in the bank collapse one way or another. I awoke with the following Scripture in my soul, “The lip of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” —Proverbs 12: 19

I know without a doubt the euphoric dementia that grips our nation, the blame shifting, the finger pointing, the excess, the fear, will soon be erased by the candor of necessity. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention—it may soon be said that necessity was the turning point of a nation poised on the brink of civil division and assault by enemies both within and without. I expect Russian and Putin to challenge American and our new President. I expect a crescendo of anti-Christian bias in the next couple of years. I expect God to allow us to be brought to our knees by 2012 with great tumult beginning after the first quarter of 2010.

It is common for the temperatures in summers here to hit 100 and remain there for weeks—I have seen 110 here as a boy. We live in a house that is sealed and insulated. We recently received a letter from our power company asking us to voluntarily have a device installed so they could shut off our power for 3-4 hours a day, at their discretion, during peak usage. That would be noon until dark—in 100-105 degree temperatures. This is the alternative to building new power plants. I wonder how long such measures will be “voluntary”? Since our Speaker of the House has blatantly said, “Aborting babies makes good sense because it saves money.”, I have to surmise this may be a strategy to save more by killing off old and sick people by hyper and hypothermia. That’s one way to save Social Security!

I find amazing peace in the Presence of God in these days. I remain homebound by the decree of the Lord. It is a time of unfolding truth and wonderment to me. I know that God is faithful and that America was founded by God to spread the Gospel and to provide a place of peace, liberty, and prosperity as a Christian nation, regardless of what your history books from hell teach. I know He is not done with this nation, but our full stomach is tainted with the feast of Babylon and the splendor of Sodom.

As a whole, the Church has lost her savor, and the nation is in danger of going into captivity. What must be accomplished to bring us to life again? What stumbling must there be to cause us to kneel?

Prosperity will rebound for a moment—the nations of the world that hate us do not yet have the noose firmly enough about our neck and our politicians still have the barrier of our protection by the Constitution shielding us from their treason. This moment will pass. Remember that heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word of God shall endure forever.

Youth was a nightmare for me, a time of fear and unrestrained rebellion—my God-given conscience was a great burden to me. Now I thank God for what I once hated and cursed! I found out the hard way that whatever I compromised what I knew was true to keep, I wound up losing anyway. There is no fruit so bitter as living in denial about what is right and wrong, blasting one’s conscience with pride, and living long enough to eat the harvest.

Christians, what are you compromising to keep?

How’s your apple cart?

Vaughn Clark
Malachi 3:13-18

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To Everything A Season



The Lord gave me the following Scripture for the nation and the Year of 2009 in the early part of November 2008:

“A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away.” —Ecclesiastes 3:6

I have never really received annual instructions like these, but I am basically homebound by the Lord, or to put it in Scripturese, I am detained by the Lord to be near my family and local church. I have done some travel and local meetings, but the only word I can describe as to what I feel in my spirit is...
 
PROFOUND.

There is a deep sense of expectation of both good and evil, of foreboding and of peace. I know that God is re-insulating my spiritual nervous system for...

RESILIENCE.

On New Years Day 1994, the moment the New Year had come in, the Lord spoke to me that he wanted me to become like steel-reinforced concrete to stand in a storm for hysterical people whose idols had been removed from them and the carpet had been pulled out from under them. I believe we will have relative peace through 2010, but the strain on our currency through printing money to meet demand added to the burden of Judgment and international events will cause our system to unravel by 2012. There is about to be temporary reprieve and the euphoria of “rebuilding”. Don’t get caught up in the parade, but get out of debt and be will to allow the Lord to change you, to show you what to get, what to lose, what to keep, and what to throw away. Personally, I know God is hemming me in and visiting me so that I will...

STAND.

Not just for myself, but others as well. I am finding Divine appointments and people to minister to everywhere I turn, even in mundane things. I find that every person, Christian and non-Christian, is aware we are living in the end-times and times of...

CHANGE.

During this time of being hemmed in by the Lord, I have the distinct impression the Holy Spirit, like a Sergeant of Arms is calling the Lord’s troops to present arms for inspection, upgrading, and cleaning. I don’t know that I have ever been more aware of how precious and short time really is. Simultaneously I am battling almost a paralysis and numbness which seeks to blanket the moment—I am hearing from so many the same thing. The certainty we are entering into battle none of us in America has ever heretofore seen or felt is...

REALITY.

All that I am hearing from the Lord is too seek Him, draw near, don’t live in fear, but fear God and live, depart from procrastination, do what is in my heart to do, and prepare for the...

GLORY OF GOD.

Just recently in a personal moment of fear, I looked up the Hebrew meaning of the OT name, “Abimelech”. I was so comforted by the knowledge that “the Father is the Lord”. Do not forget in the face of whatever trying circumstances you are facing, to everything there is a season, a definite period of time with...

A BEGINNING AND AN END.

Do not despair or give up seeing the Goodness of God in the land of the living. Don’t believe the lie you have to die and go to Heaven to see better days. Jesus said there would be days like this. Above all, don’t join the throng of delusional Christians who are changing their believe system to adapt to the spirit of anti-Christ pervading our culture, but renew your mind in, soak in, call to remembrance, and stand in...

THE WORD OF GOD.


Everything else will pass away anyway. Your house probably won’t be standing 100 years from now. The car you are driving will be recycled. The relatives you have then won’t know you—you will, at best, be a photograph in someone’s album. What you do in this life to serve and love Jesus will, however, stand forever. Thank God, that because of the Blood of Jesus, both we and our obedience to Him will...

LIVE FOREVER.

Whatever God is telling you to do in your life, do it and do it quickly and excellently. Our laws will soon change, and many who serve the Lord will find themselves under the baleful eye of a system that is increasingly hostile to ministry. Take communion regularly, for I believe it is more significant in this season for a New Testament Believer to receive the Lord’s Table, that when our fathers the Jews received the first Passover in Egypt. We are about to experience a purposeful emergence, change, Divine strategic relocations—we are in an eternal...

SEASON OF PASSAGE.

Do not defer your faith to try to recreate a time of Divine tolerance when we were allowed to embrace an American Jesus, the idolatry of the god of our culture, and not the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Head of the Church and Lord of all Creation. We are facing the reality of the God Who never changes and a culture and nation with a hook in her jaw being led out with every other nation to the...

DAY OF THE LORD.

I pray for you and yours for this to be a safe passage, for God to provide miraculously for you, to protect you marvelously, and that the love of the Truth will never depart from you or your loved ones in this day of Apostasy. Ezra and the elders of Israel were returning from captivity in Babylon to rebuild Jerusalem. They refused the protection of the king of Babylon, but trusted in Almighty God,
“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight and right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions. For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king, ‘The Hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His Power and His Wrath are against all those who forsake Him.’ So we fasted and besought our God for this, and He heard our entreaty.” —Ezra 8: 21-23

Beloved, it is time for the rubber to hit the road. I has become so plain to me that most Christians are not looking to Jesus but searching for Moses. We are looking for a flesh and blood deliver and king, but not trusting in the King of Kings. That’s why so many of us have gotten whipped out with preachers—we expected them to deliver us; we put saddles on them and tried to make them take us where only God can. Then we cursed them when they could not take us there. We do the same with political leaders. I have watched Christians implore God for political deliverance for the last 30 years. My observation is that I can always tell when politicians are lying: when their mouth is moving. American Christians are like women so desperate for a man, even when they know better, all they want is to hear what they want to hear. We cry out for our leaders to tell us what we want to hear, love them when they say it the way we want to hear it, and hate them when they disagree. We are more interested in emotional sound-bites than truth—that goes for most folks expectations for preachers as well. Even the unbeliever knows something big this way comes. Read Psalms 37 in the Amplified Bible if you have a copy. We must feast on the Lord and...

HIS FAITHFULNESS.

Above all, strive to be led by the Holy Spirit. He is our Comforter, our Guide, our Teacher, our Helper, our Convictor—most importantly, He is God. He has been given the Power and Authority to force us into the mold of Jesus Christ, to hedge us into His Image, to carry us through His Sufferings. There is something we seem to have forgotten about being led by and filled with the Holy Spirit. “The wind blows (breathes) where it wills and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." —John 3:8

Mind you, I am not talking about being church hoppers or unstable, but these are transient times in which life as we know it is coming to an end. I am convinced so many of us have been at peace with a system that hates God. We have been like Lot prospering in the gates of Sodom. We have wanted the Holy Spirit to bless us in our endeavors, but have forgotten He came to change us. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Our position with God is that He never changes and that everyone and everything else around Him does. What if the purpose of God means a radical change in our lives? What if I am nestled down in place of soul or position that no longer suits the purposes of God? Where has compromise, or presumption, or rebellion, or stubbornness tainted my obedience, and that which the Lord used to wink at, He is now coming for what is His? The Holy Spirit is not just breathing on us, children of God. This is a Last Days call of the four winds of change—this is a command for the saints to come to attention, for our...

ADAPTATION.

This is a day for Holy Spirit damage control, for each of us to allow Him to clean up whatever messes exist around or in us, by our own doing or the intermeddling of others. This is a day for us to come out of the confusion caused by having our minds set on the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the boastful pride of life. This is the time for us to renew our search for tenderness towards our First Love, to reaffirm our commitment to Him as the Pearl of Great Price, and to surrender ourselves. This is the time we must declare our...

AVAILABILITY.

Yield to the Lord in this hour, friends. Be instant in season and out. Study to show yourselves approved. Don’t faint in the day of adversity. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might. We are drinking a cup we have never drunk and receiving a baptism we have never known. This is a most unwanted...

VISITATION.

THE TABLE OF GREATEST BLESSING IS
IN THE PRESENCE OF OUR ENEMIES.

Vaughn Clark

Philippians 3: 10-15

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Special Anointings for 2009

Here's a message I ministered in January, 2009, at a Prophetic Ministries Fellowship Conference hosted by my home church, The Sanctuary of Dublin, in Dublin, Georgia.

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Trust in the Lord

A great many Christians are experientially learning what they have known in their heads—we are so utterly dependent on the Lord.

Be faithful to tithe and give offerings—not lightly, but holding your dependence upon and faith in Jesus before you as the alms of Cornelius came before Him. A phenomena is hitting many good churches I preach for which I find rather unique—mature believers who have been groomed by the Lord to make disciples and support ministry are leaving.

There seems to be a corporate sigh, “I just can’t do this anymore; I’m tired. I don’t know what to do; this isn’t what I expected!”

The same churches are filling up with new folks who don’t know anything about walking in faith—many are poor and the laborers are not there to assist the pastors. I know of two churches that are full who may have to close their doors for lack of funds, serving leaders doing all they know to do.

Please be faithful to support your local churches and to seek God about support outside your church. I believe we should even give to unbelievers!

Remember these verses from Habakkuk, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation! The Lord God is my Strength, my Personal Bravery, and my Invincible Army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me walk [not stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!”—Habakkuk 3: 18-19

God bless you all—let the Spirit of Jesus Christ move through you to touch the world around you.

V. Clark
Psalm 12

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Back to the Basics



Friends,

I have been preaching about standing. Several years ago, I was in a near air tragedy—I was in a commuter flight between two large Northern cities. As we were going in for a landing, wind shear caught the plane like a giant hand and threw it. It was a rapid descent until the plane was out of the grip of the wind. Behind me were sitting two stewardesses “patching through” to another flight. One screamed hysterically; the other shouted, “Oh, God, this is it!” I turned around and looked at both of them and said, “Thank you so much for instilling confidence in me! Would you please remember your training?”

I get so many calls and letters, folks standing in prayer lines these days: the following lines would be the gyst of all I am hearing and know is true, “ I am a Christian who loves Jesus with all my heart. I tithe. I give offerings. I pray. I have never made a decision without seeking God, getting counsel, praying and fasting. My whole life is falling apart. My marriage is suffering. My children are not walking with God. I don’t know what’s wrong. I don’t know what to do. I am desperate for answers.” My word for you and me, is to instill confidence in other believers, and to remember our training.

This nation is under judgment. Everything is being shaken. Our present economic circumstances are the result of several decades of break neck debt and political chicanery in our nation. To everything there is a season. See what is shaking in your life and stand on the Word of God. Jesus never fails—these are not trite words. He is our only provision, sanity, and foundation. He cannot be shaken.

I have told folks for years, if the ship is sinking, grab what you know will float. Our parents and grandparents saw much harder times than these. The old folks told me stories of the Civil War, of the Spanish Influenza Epidemic. They told me how they lived through The Great Depression, WWII. I watched those before me live through humanly impossible hardships and personal struggles. They drew close to family, faith in God, to good friends. They worked hard and did what they had to do. They did not give up.

I believe there is a great anointing of Hope, Faith, and Godly Resilience for His children in this hour. However, this will not be imparted to us and in us without seeking Him and seeking Him as never before. We are going back to the Bible, and to Jesus for a foundation check and a new anointing. God wants us to get back to basics, and decomplicate our lives in this ever more complicated and hostile world. We must seek from our own works and center on His. It is time to rest.

I have particularly been praying for the safety of shopping centers, malls, public gatherings, sports events, churches, schools, and college campuses over the last few days. The insane spirit of hatred, murder, and mayhem is stirred up. It is so plain that Satan hates this nation and that we have opened breeches in our spiritual defenses with our national obsession with thumbing our noses in God’s Face!

Many mature believers and ministers are experiencing deep depression, and even feeling suicidal thoughts. I believe this is the oppression that hangs over this nation. I am encouraging believers to take communion at home regularly; many are doing this daily. I believe for Christians today in America, communion is as significant as the first communion of Passover when the Israelites were about to leave Egypt during the great judgments.

Get ready to see the Lord as never before. We will see the days of heaven on earth in the Harvest of the Ages. We will not be able to discern between the voice of weeping and worship. It will be the best of days and the worst of days. The Kingdom of God will soon be readily discernable. Don’t mean to sound “preachy”, but someone reading this is being healed of osteoporosis. Thanks for praying for the safety of these public places during the Christmas shopping season and beyond—pray for the Super Bowl as well. We are targets in our free and open society.

Vaughn Clark
Psalm 94

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A Walled City Against the Lord



I spoke this word at a Prophetic Ministries Fellowship conference at The Sanctuary of Dublin, Saturday, November 22, 2008. I encourage you to prayerfully listen to this important message.

"Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and set it in its place again. And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon's torso  was left of it. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any who come into Dagon's house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day." — 1 Samuel 5:1-5

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Check the Foundation



Here are some thoughts I shared at The Sanctuary of Dublin, Wednesday, November 12, 2008. I pray that God will speak to your heart as you listen.

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Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem. It is firm, a tested and precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never run away again. I will take the measuring line of justice and the plumb line of righteousness to check the foundation wall you have built. Your refuge looks strong, but since it is made of lies, a hailstorm will knock it down. Since it is made of deception, the enemy will come like a flood to sweep it away." — Isaiah 28:16,17 (NLT)

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Reaching Critical Mass



Friends,

As I pray the words I keep hearing from the Lord are "enough” and “critical mass”. He has given me another Scripture for this election,

“At time to gain, and a time to lose: at time to keep, and a time to throw away.” —Ecclesiastes 3: 6

Read this in juncture with 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 and Psalm 94:19-23.

Our culture has been dominated since 1963 by forces that hate God and have done everything possible to remove Him from our society. Since 1973 50,000,000 babies have been aborted. The average earnings of one person in their lifetime is $1,000,000.00.

The factor of 50,000,000 babies, all 35 and under, multiplied by their average lifetime earnings is a staggering amount. I,000 multiplied by 50,000,000 is $50,000,000,000, or fifty trillion dollars. Our national debt is fifty-seven trillion dollars and we are sweating a trillion dollar temporary bailout.

Look at the real numbers. Multiply 50,000,000 babies times their average earnings of $1,000,000.00 .

The numbers are staggering:

$5 X 10 to the 13th power!  It is too much for me to comprehend or to get right, but we have aborted  $50,000,000,000,000.00 (fifty quadrillion dollars)!

Now I understand why the Lord told me a month ago the economy was not the issue, but abortion was, and He had had enough innocent blood shed.

Now I know why our system is being judged.

In 1974 the American Psychological Association stated homosexuality was normal. Since then millions have been enslaved and died premature deaths through aids.

In 1983 the Supreme Court declared that it was un-Constitutional to post the Ten Commandments in our school classrooms because children might read and obey.

Now elementary school kids are taken on field trips to gay weddings. Preachers with Bibles can’t get to school kids but sodomites with condoms can.

Now some mental health professionals say sex between adults and children is not harmful when there is a caring relationship.

Our tax dollars are spent to kill 4,000 babies a day, turn our children away from Jesus, and pervert them.

We have bankrupted ourselves rebelling against God. We have created a government funded underclass who, after three generations, believe they are “entitled” to be supported, with no responsibility or effort on their parts, but it is their “right."

I am a very compassionate man who does his best to give and support those in need.

I also see what the “War on Poverty” has produced morally in this nation. Any honest and rational person would admit the same. Another Utopian experiment has failed—study the history and decline of such social experiments, most of which began and failed with humanist anti-Christian monarchs and philanthropists after the “Great Enlightenment.”

No amount of money can buy us humans out of the consequences of a fallen nature.  Who is the most moral?  A woman who lives on welfare, in government housing, and has five children by five different men is considered a failure;  a woman who makes 6 figures a year, wears designer clothes, drives a sports car, and has had five abortions by five different men is a motivational speaker for young women.

No government can redeem us from our sin.

We are at the end of a fifty year experiment of throwing God and common sense out of our nation, and throwing money at the self-created vacuum, while aborting the future prosperity of generations.

Fifty quadrillion dollars—we are idiots gone to seed.

God is about to overthrow the overthrow.

It will not be pretty. This is a time for keeping and throwing away, for gaining and losing.
Chaos from crazies, unless God intervenes, will uproot many innocent people.

Whatever foundation we stand upon not rooted in Christ will be shaken. Imagine trying to redecorate a home whose foundation was broken and uneven, That’s what we are trying to do as individuals and a nation.

God says “Enough."

I was raised speaking Spanish.  I saw this insanity coming in the 90’s. I preached it. It is all on tape somewhere. It would be an easy matter for me to assimilate into a Latin country.

I decided to remove my family from harm’s way—my children were young. I picked out three South American countries for emigration and looked up their embassies to begin the process.

This was 1992.

I justified my decision—my ancestors had left great Britain nearly 3 centuries before to escape oppression, both religious and financial. I found three countries with developing economies and willing to accept emigrants. I can do ministry anywhere. Actually, it would have been quite beneficial for my young son and toddler daughter to have been out of this mess called America.

…if it had been God.

I picked up the phone about to call the first embassy and the Lord spoke to me.

“Will you abandon your country at the hour of her greatest need?”

I put the phone down and said out loud,

“Well, I was going to, but don’t guess so now.”

Then I had two visions.

The first was odd, Jesus dressed in an Uncle Sam uniform, like an old enlistment poster from WWI or WWII. He was weeping, holding out torn, pierced, and bleeding hands. He said, “I need you!  Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!”

While I was pondering this vision, I had the second.

I was watching a huge ship heading towards a rocky shore at full speed. The hull of the ship was the map of the United States. Every possible degradation, debauchery, sin, abomination, uncleanness, vileness, rebellion possible was being propagated at altars of Hell on the deck; no one was at the helm of the ship because no one on the deck wanted anyone guiding the ship—the captain’s post at the wheel empty and locked.

Those who were blindly destroying themselves on the deck were so away from God and so consumed by their sin and idolatry, they could not see the ship was about to crash. They loved the darkness rather than the Light—they did not care. They had what they wanted.

A proportionately small group of Christians were at the aft of the deck, on their knees, weeping—Jesus was standing over them with His Hands outstretched above them; His Head was bowed and He was weeping. He was not wanted on the rest of the deck or at the helm, nor were the group of Christians praying for the nation.

Jesus looked over His Shoulder and saw that destruction was imminent: He gave the order, “Throw out the anchor; the anchor will hold!”

The weeping group brought out the anchor and held it up. It was a cross with a church building on the crossbeam—Jesus nodded sadly, and the anchor was thrown overboard.

I saw under the water and watched the anchor drag along for a bit, until it caught upon a Rock big enough to hold.

The Rock was Jesus Christ.

Remember the ship/nation was plunging full speed ahead; remember those on the deck were so away from God and so engrossed in their rebellion they did not even realize destruction was upon them.

When the anchor, the Church, caught on the Rock, Jesus Christ, the ship, the nation, was suddenly halted on her path of destruction.  All those about to be destroyed, but who didn’t know and didn’t care, were snatched down from their wickedness.

Instead of being grateful, they turned upon the anchor with a vengeance.

Friends, I can tell you with all confidence, the Anchor has been thrown out; the Anchor will hold.

Get ready, for this is the Year of Jubilee—a season of fifty years of rebellion against God is coming to an end. Be grateful to the Lord, but brace yourselves for the backlash.

The anti-Christian vitriolism and desire for vengeance will be Biblical.

This is a time to gain and a time to lose, to gain and to throw away.

“…Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” —Hebrews 8:13b

A half-century of pompous, blood soaked rebellion against God, decades of government sponsored depravity and destruction, is about to come to an end. God is judging our system, primarily for the murder of 50,000,000 million babies.

Intercession is a must, for the monster the government has created cannot be fed anymore: there is simply nothing left with which to feed it—feral people without natural affection and filled with hatred for the Truth will be poured out by Satan as a drink offering of retaliation against the people of God.

I also believe if our system in its dying gasps puts on pressure to divide the tiny nation of Israel, our nation will be divided by earthquakes. Our national rebellion seems to increase the harder things get.

The Church’s sin before God is our willingness to sleep in the bosom of and be in agreement with this monstrous system which opposes Him. We are being driven from Babylon to Zion, and will either carry the Cross, or spit in Jesus’ Face.

Harvest is upon us as well—be ready to truly walk in a New Testament Church: great miracles, great deliverances, great repentance, great fear of God, great opposition.


You must remember that sometimes it is the will of God for opposition and persecution to come to the Church—we are at war and kingdoms in conflict. Ours is gaining, the kingdom of darkness is crumbling and Satan is wroth, knowing his time is short.

Remember your training and what sort of people we should be.

This is our finest hour. The fool has said in his heart there is no God.

God bless and keep, and guide us gullible and frightened believers.

I will close with this prophetic song the Lord gave me on 10-15-08 at our home church, “The Sanctuary"...

“In Me, says the Lord, all things live, and move, and have their being, and so do you; Don’t despair beloved! A great Harvest is come and the things of the earth are growing dim, as you see Heaven more clearly. By Me, all things are held together, and whoever does not want Me will fall apart. But you will stand, because you are Mine.

When others tremble in fear about what people hear, you will say, “My Redeemer lives, He lives in me, He is near, He sets the captives free. I know on what Rock I stand, He holds me in His Hand, I know in Whom I have believed!”

Hold your face strong towards Me—so much ahead for you and the world to see—for I still have a Grand Finale!

It’s time for you to smile again—you know how this age will end, so see deception and choose the Truth. Your promises are still in Me, Your Future and Your Destiny.

You know that I will never end, never come to a final moment, for I AM Everlasting, from age to age.

In Me you are always and eternal, so despise all that is infernal—come and take your place in Me.”

Vaughn Clark

Daniel 5: 26-27

Psalm 23: 5

Hosea 6: 1-3

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Is it Really God?



Many claim to speak on behalf of God, and numerous manifestations are claimed to be from God. But, we would be wise to discern the spirit and not blindly follow that, which on the surface, appears to be God.

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." — 2 Corinthians 11:14

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." —1 John 4:1

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Money Obsession





"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth." —Matthew 6:24 (NAS)


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Am I Outside God's Boundaries?



Here is a message that I ministered at Life Center of Brandon, August 31, 2008. I pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to your heart as you listen.

"Am I Outside God's Boundaries?"

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Prepare for War!



Here's a message that I ministered at The Sanctuary of Dublin, June 11, 2008.
...heads up!

"Prepare for War!"

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Which Way Are You Running?



I am amazed at the Lord.

I suppose it is what He must do to get to and speak through one such as me, but He continually astounds me.

Today when my pastor was assisting me with this site, he wanted to "do a run" to go through the steps.

He said, "Give me a title."

The moment he did, "Which Way Are You Running?" ran through my mind.

The following vision flooded my soul as I was speaking and he began typing the words:

I saw a great many people running hysterically in opposite directions as quickly as possible-some were screaming. The division between them was not plain in the beginning of the vision, but the ground began to shake: it was if a line were drawn.

They began to run faster and harder...

Some were running as hard as they could to a flaming altar at the foot of the Throne of God.

The others were running blindly and hysterically in the opposite direction away from the Light and Fire of God's Presence. The shaking increased....

When there were no people left in the middle, the ground between them split open into a great chasm.

I believe the question of the Holy Spirit, so pointed and timely in our shaking and unsteady world, is to you and to me,

"Which way are you running?"

I have both the privilege and burden of being privy to what goes on in the lives of many people—these are days of outpouring, I believe what is prophesied in the Book of Joel is coming to pass,

"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, your old men shall dream visions; and also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days."—Joel 2: 28-29

Please note, God is pouring out His Spirit on ALL flesh—that means every human being and every living creature on the earth, ALL flesh, ALL inclusive. The work of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant is to reveal Jesus, convict of sin, teach, lead, and guide into Truth—He broods, creates, exposes.

The Word also tells us that everything that can be shaken will be shaken, that what can be shaken will be removed, and that we are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken (Hebrews 11: 27-28). The same passage also tells us that God is a consuming Fire. He is Light.

I am of the opinion that our human nature is so bound to comfort, security, being in control, having all the answers, etc, that sometimes what can be shaken needs to be shaken so I can accurately discern the unshakable Kingdom I am receiving.  We Americans take so much for granted that we presume to be permanent, part of God's Will and Kingdom, the way things are and ever will be—so many tangibles that are in fact, subject to be opposed to the Will of God whenever my will and His conflict.

So much of what we believe is standing on the Rock, is in fact, a tea party in a house of cards!

In the midst of the shaking, in the center of system that opposes Truth and exalts pagan idolatry and rebellion against God, in the outpouring of God's Spirit on ALL flesh, two camps are being manifested by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the exposure of the darkness by God's fire and light.

You see friends, Satan is not gaining ground, He and his nature that has such inroads into human rebellion against God is being revealed by God's outpouring. Christ is being manifested in those who love the Truth and anti-Christ is being manifested in those who despise Him.

Our sons and daughters, our old and young, those who love and serve the Lord manifest His Spirit when He pours Himself out—-those who hate him manifest anti-christ. Both of these are marvels of mercy and judgment, a work of God's Spirit.

This is a most unwanted visitation.

We love to go "where" God is moving, and sit at the feet of "who" He is moving through, our season pass at Six Flags Over Jesus. We love to be touched, blessed, healed, prospered, to go back to our lives with God's blessing upon us to make our stuff work. We struggle to be touched to go back and surrender to a system that hates Him and us, wondering why we battle such schism in our souls!

What we do not want is the conflict, the pathos of being changed, of seeing what we do not want to see and knowing what we do not want to know...

It is the Consuming Fire of His Presence, the altar of His Throne, where no flesh can glory in His Presence—there the shaking increases, the Light shines, exposing the darkness, embarrassing our pride and washing away our religious perfume. The shaking cause the sand to fall away from the Rock.

We are forced to run either to Higher Ground, upon the Rock and into the Light, or to flee His Presence, to try to struggle once again to build on the sand, to implore Him to make our lives what we want them to be,

"Lord, not Thy will, but mine be done!"

Beware saints, the chasm is opening and two kingdoms are being manifested in their fullness by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Light and Darkness, Christ and anti-christ, Truth and Apostasy.

I ask again, which way are you running?

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Behold, He Comes!

Dear Ones, I am writing this letter to you at 2:00 AM, not with a heavy heart, but one of sober understanding.I have marveled at the Providence of God in my early days as a Christian! You see, I have been watching the great revelation of the "full tomb" of Jesus and the entire "Holy family", including his mother, wife and child! Satan is surely wroth, knowing that his time is short. The spirit of anti-christ is rising!My conversion to the Lord Jesus in 1977 was followed by years of faithful input from those He had chosen to help me...<< MORE >>

HUBRIS: "The Delusion of Pride"



I was ministering recently in another state. The word “hubris” came into my spirit while I was ministering. The Holy Spirit routinely improves my vocabulary by telling me words I don’t understand. I asked the congregants if anyone knew what the word meant; one said she thought it pertained to pride.

The next day she brought me a note with the following,

“hubris- wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion.”

I was in the act of ministering to someone with the laying on of hands when I received this word the night before. Since we were all ignorant of the meaning of this word, I prayed something like,

“Lord, I break any negative effect of hubris, in Jesus’ Name.”

My soul has been greatly troubled by this word in the days following to the extent I have done some research on hubris and have written this with a heavy heart.

I have wondered if hubris is a snare in my soul, or is the bedrock of human presumption and foolishness against the will of God. Ancient Greek tragedy embodied hubris as an act of transgression or overbearing pride that offended the mythical Greek gods and led to retribution. Hubris is pride so delusional that it goes outside and beyond the parameters of human knowledge, action, or capacity to the extent that it is a direct violation of the will, and intrusion to the dominion of the gods.

Historical imperial hubris could be seen as a ruler so corrupted by his own power, position, wealth, importance, or authority that he makes presumptuous autocratic decisions which bring down the entire empire.

I was once watching a series on Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn. He strode into her father’s estate into the presence of Anne’s sister, who was heavily pregnant with the king’s child and fainted when she saw him. King Henry came to the estate not to tend to the woman who was carrying his child, but to insist that Anne Boleyn give him her charms as well. The father of these girls could only submit to this ludicrous tyrant’s lechery or face death. Part of Henry’s attraction to Anne was that she stood up to him, and refused to be “the King’s whore.” She made some allusion to the King’s unreasonable demands. King Henry basically informed Anne Boleyn that he was the King anointed by God and that his word was the word of God.

Henry VIII dissolved his marriage to his faithful first wife, married Anne, who gave birth to the great English queen, Elizabeth I, and then beheaded Anne within 3 years because she did not give him a male heir, all the while deluding himself and bullying his subjects with the scepter of a supposed Divine mandate.

A royal horror series ensued, with Henry marrying and beheading prospective male baby incubators. One of his proceeding 6 wives died of the complications of childbirth of his only surviving son, who died in youth.

His last wife, more of a caretaker, survived the prematurely aged, diseased and debauched king. It seems Henry was a syphilitic. The unacceptable miscarriages, still births, and sickly babies that the debased tyrant blamed and killed his wives for were the result of his own arrogance and sin—hubris!

Thank God for democracy in our government!

Thank God for the liberty we have in Christ.

Another element of hubris in Greek tragedy seems to be the tolerance of the gods in its beginning stages. Hubris, especially surrounding the dynamics of ancient royalty supposedly overseen by the Greek deities, was viewed by the gods as a kind of youthful rite of passage—what we Christians would call the boastful pride of life. Kings and princes would be given a throne with life and death authority overshadowed in the unseen realm by divine oversight, observation, promotion, and protection. The gods would test the fiber and character of these chosen ones by how they handled themselves in the matters of rule, state, heart, and personal life. The faults and misdeeds of these emerging men and women would be seemingly overlooked for a season—they were being proven and assayed.

The Greek gods, when offended, became antagonists, and injected into the mind of the one who had lost favor, the noose of unbridled hubris. The vision and tools to rule became rope in the hands of the royal reject, whose delusional pride and blind presumption upon yesterday’s favor wove the self-strangling cord of foolhardy edicts and subsequent tragic events.

I can not help but draw parallels in Scriptural accounts of God’s dealings with His people. I wonder at many of the heartbreaking events in my own life, knowing full well that in some instances, I was the instigator of my own hurt, because I would not listen to truth or common sense. I often say in preaching that God will never make you do anything: you will live to wish to God you had obeyed if you disobey.

How hard it is to truly see the heart motivation! I can make anarchy against the humbling aspects of God’s dealings with me a religious mantra. I can appear strong. I can tithe anise and cumin and spices but omit the weighty things of the law such as mercy and truth. Such a façade may appear righteous and strong but is actually a cover for self-serving, weakness, and vulnerability.

Much of the correction we receive as Christians under grace is not the horrible judgments of the Law, or the caprice of fictional Greek deities. Sometimes God allows us to eat the bread we have baked. It is our own fault if we do not listen to His guidance in our choice of the ingredients we are using. The greatest chastening I have seen as a believer is eating the bitter fruit and disappointment of my own disobedience.

Ouch! That and receiving the truth of the source my own self-styled recompense is a greater test. I must remember that whatever I sow, I reap. My human nature will try to lash out and find an external enemy to blame for the bitter, gravel-injected fruit I am striving to eat. The truth is that I am the proprietor, manager, cook and main customer of a one-man, one-table restaurant. What I eat is what I fix or allow. If someone else throws poison in my dough, I don’t have to eat it. I can see the hand of others meddling in my kitchen—it is my own to which I am willfully blind.

The really scary part is that I am anointed by God as a Christian to influence the lives of others, and especially as a minister. I will feed others what I eat myself. This is why teachers bear the greater condemnation—we are anointed to teach others but have to live in and walk out obedience like everyone else. The defiling bitter root of blinding pride will not only be a thorn in my own, but in the side of everyone in my sphere of influence.

We Christians seem to have mastered the art of the double-standard. Years ago I read this bumper sticker on the car of a very troubled young woman I was counseling,

“If you love something let it go. If it doesn’t come back, kill it.”

I watched this woman kill opportunity, kill a marriage, abuse children, embrace destruction, and systematically undermine her entire life because she had to be a victim. She had to blame others to justify the bad taste in her mouth. The pride of her pain was its own motivation. The humility and fear of accepting failure, weakness, imperfection, and the subsequent flood of grace and healing was too threatening to pierce the pride-armor.

We read the Scriptures and like to talk about love, and forgiveness, but so often our expression and acceptance and of this or any Holy truth becomes self-emanent out of the preferred will of God we embrace and tolerate. Convenience to me and my world being the center of God’s plan is the balance of truth, not the Scripture nor the conviction of the Holy Spirit. This is hubris, believing that what suites me and my universe is the will of God. Thus, anything or anyone conflicting or disagreeing with the center of my self-emanent reality is not the will of God, and I must fight people and circumstances which are contrary.

Raising children is a great example of this is the schism of double-standards. All the experts on handling teenagers in the Church have toddlers, or have never raised children. If my child is in difficulty or does something contrary to the image I have raised him to project, then my child is under attack by the enemy. I must find and fight that enemy, whether natural or spiritual. I could write several examples of people I have hurt and alienated defending my children in normal circumstances of growing up. I could not accept that my child would do or be anything less than everything I had expected for him. Someone had to pay or to be more wrong than him.

The hard fact is that I am stone-throwing when my child is rebelling against the will of God in his life, or is simply immature and soulish.

The underlying bitter bread of this double-standard is that I am condemned by my own heart because I have secretly believed the children of others were bad kids and their parents failed Christians when their children did the same or less than my own beloved offspring. I have occupied the judgment seat. I have leavened my bread the self-rising way, elevating my status on the weak and broken backs of others.

There are two basic deceptions of hubris in this scenario familiar to most Christian parents. First, I have imprisoned my child in the false reality that they exist to make me proud of my parenting skills. They must project the vision of my success as a parent and believer, especially in the eyes of others. They must not make me ashamed. They must not be imperfect. Even though I may secretly know my child is human, no one else had better touch his frailties. I have a list of all the faults of those who would make me or my child look bad. I am justified and have the ammunition to defend my pride and to deny that sin is crouching at my door.

So did Cain. Under what pretense do I murder my brother?

Behind the façade of some of the greatest offense and anger I have projected towards others in dealings with my children, I have been secretly relieved my kids were not as bad as me when I was their age! Thank God!

Secondly, because I am the center of the self-emanent truth of God, I think I am better at child-rearing than others and that my children are better. I can easily defend my hubris by looking on opposition to my truth as noise from lower life forms.

The saddest part is that I will face the truth of my own heart and the reality of imperfection in this life as the chain of events I have created and released gathers weight and speed. Each succeeding seed will be larger with bigger messes and worse circumstances.

I will eat bread from my bakery.

Hubris is hard on the outside and appears impenetrable. It is only a thin crust of survival and self-defense. The inside is hollow and contains only fear. The foundation I stand on in hubris will not bear any weight for long. After all, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Hubris is the precursor to great crumbling in our lives, whether the outcome takes moments, days, years, or a lifetime. Look at I Corinthians 12: 22-25,

“But instead, there is (absolute) necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak. And those (parts) of the body which we consider rather ignoble are (the very parts) which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum), which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack (apparent importance), so that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation (of the parts of the body to each other), but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.”

The story I am about to relate I have been told several times, but have never seen it written—perhaps one of you has it in a more accurate and fact relevant form. If so please send it to me.

This took place during the reign of one of the Roman emperors who was particularly disposed to persecute Christians and to tax Roman citizens to the hilt. Romans were prone to try to hide wealth from the state for this reason. The Romans wanted a picture perfect world. They despised poverty, physical weakness, or deformity of any kind. Abortion, infanticide, and the disposal of unwanted or handicapped babies was common practice. Unwanted babies, as well as the sick and diseased were placed outside the gates of the city to die of exposure. The poor were so much chattel under the feet of the rich and powerful.

Informants were paid, and word got back to the authorities that a leader of the forbidden Christian sect was boasting of the great wealth and treasure he and his congregation possessed.

Corruption also abounded, and greedy officials saw the way to build status, by busting this group of Christians, and to get rich by seizing their gold and silver. A group of soldiers burst into an underground meeting, demanding to see the now legendary treasure trove.

The Church leader smiled, and spread his arms towards his people, showing the orphans, the widows, the beggars, the retarded, the crippled, the outcasts, and said,

“Here sirs are the great treasures Jesus has entrusted us with!”

Can you imagine the shock, dismay, spiritual blindness and disgust these powerful men felt?

These human treasures are the very ones we seek to minimalize and back-row in our image and status fellowship. I could make a copious list of examples of people trashed in Christianity because they were “not what the church was looking for.” I think many of them were probably angels.

When I first was saved, I lived in a house ministry that took in single men. There were many of us in a large home manned by a Godly older pastor, and maintained by older sisters who lived on the same property. We fellows were of different ages and background, but all in need of Jesus. One of the men there was from a wealthy family—he obviously had “breeding and background”. He was somewhat refined and sometimes volunteered to cook for the group—we all took the evening meal together as part of the communal fellowship of brothers.

Another man, one of the oldest, was barely five-feet tall—Little John. John had spent most of his life in prison and came from the direst of circumstances. He was really broken by his life—he had lost everything. He had no teeth. He had physical infirmities and some type of abnormality in his feet and legs which caused him to walk oddly. Most of his personal habits were shaped by years of prison life, including eating his food quickly. He had some breathing difficulties, and had no sense of taste, so he doused all of his food with hot sauce. He made noises when he ate.

Because of his past the only job John could find was the graveyard shift in a convenience store in the worst part of town. He was later found murdered on the job—he had put up a valiant struggle.

John took great pride in his job, and was slavish to detail. It was hard for him to relate to many people, and he was easily embarrassed. Rejection was all he had known.

One night, our refined brother fixed a gourmet meal for the rest of us to enjoy—he wanted us to savor and enjoy the fruit of his “sacrifice”. He was noticeable irritated when John did not want to try most of the dishes that had been prepared. John was a meat and potatoes man, plus he could not chew foods that were hard or not well done. The older sisters knew this and would cater to him.

Our chef was agitated when Little John began to cover his plate with red pepper sauce. He exploded when John hung his head over his food and began to snort and snurf and shovel it in,

“Honestly John, your table manners are so bad, the angels will put you at a little card table at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb!”

John turned bright red and almost buried his face in the plate—there was a moment of awkward silence. Another man at the table said softly,

“Yes, and it will be right by the Throne of God!”

None of us knew Little John would soon be dead, stabbed over forty times!

It pays to have looks, money, and talent in Churchywood!

We say we love one another, but many of us carry the young woman’s bumper sticker on our heart. We try to kill what conflicts with self-emanent hubris. All you losers beware. I love you, but I will kill you if you don’t yield to my imminent domain! Vengeance is mine saith the god of my hubris.

Sometime ago, a Christian businessman I knew was in trouble. He asked me to pray for him, his family, and his business. I knew him when he was an employee and not a business owner. I knew him when his business was beginning and struggling. I knew him when he applied himself and was greatly blessed of the Lord. He entered into a season when everything he touched exploded into financial increase. They moved up in the world. They lived well.

I knew him when he became ego-centered instead of God-centered. His children were given the best of everything to the exclusion of others. The family now had the money to change their reality when it became unpleasant. I knew him when people became dispensable. I knew him when he began to make decisions that were totally alien to Scriptural concepts, yet he stated, were the will of God. I knew him when hubris took him into a place of pride and anger instead of humility.

His world began to be shaken. His foundation was hollow and filled with fear. He had experienced betrayal and trouble from others he had drawn near to him in the past. Trusted employees appealed to him for balance and reason. He branded them as traitors and demoted or dismissed them.

He surrounded himself with employees who were self-seeking and ruthless—they were demonically anointed to assist in this downward spiral. They told him what he wanted to hear, sifted the company for information, and corrupted what remained of unity in the business—they were spies who shifted every word and presumed intention of their fellow employees to fit the fears of this businessman.

The brother became his own worst enemy.

His self-emanent truth was pushing him into a ditch. He began a mad search through his business to route out everyone he improperly discerned to be opposing him—someone else had to be the source of his trouble. After all, God had given him this vision of business and had blessed it. It was sliding in financial standing and status. This was an attack of the enemy!

I had a vision of him while praying for him I shall never forget.

I saw a dark forest, much like I would imagine a rainforest, with a thick canopy over head. Dim light dappled the floor; this was a shadow land unknown by most. There was a thick tangle of undergrowth and many little paths crisscrossing endlessly. I saw this man as half-beast, covered with hair, with a long tail, fangs and claws. He was a hunter, a beast of prey. He was on the trail of blood. I saw him search these paths in an instinctual frenzy, driven by something that was not human. He would stop and raise himself from all fours to sniff the air. I heard him say this,

“ I’m going to find it this time. I can smell it. I can’t see it, but I can smell it. I’m going to get to the bottom of this. I’m going to find them. I have discernment. I’m going to tear them apart.”

He began furrowing down the circling, crossing paths gathering speed as he went. Suddenly he stopped. He saw a furry object protruding from under a branch. He growled and grabbed the unfortunate beast and began devouring it—with each bite he screamed and howled in pain. The beast he had seized and was devouring was his own tail!

The pain the manbeast felt made him angry. He believed he had found and was destroying the source of all his trouble. The more he hurt, the more he blamed what he assumed was an external foe. The more he ate, the more blood he tasted. The more blood he tasted, the more he sought it. The more he bit, the more he hurt. The more he hurt, the angrier he became and the more determined to destroy the source of his pain.

I watched this scene in terror. I asked the Lord when he would realize he was devouring himself and that he was his own enemy. The Lord told me this could take years, and that the pain would become very intense when he finished the tail and got to the trunk of his body. Then he would either have to face what was happening, or he would self-destruct.

Great sorrow filled me. Pride does indeed come before a fall. The noose of hubris is that many devour themselves in the name of defense and protection. I saw so many instances of myself through meditation upon this vision.

We must not forget the warning of James 3: 14-17 Amplified:

“But if you bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth. This superficial wisdom is not what comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal). For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition) there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices. But the wisdom from above is first all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is whole-hearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned—free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity.”

Christians must realize that not all spiritual discernment is from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals Truth—He is not the spirit of accusation, defilement, or fault-finding. I must question the source of my “wisdom” if I never see anything wrong with my ways, but always see the weakness and failures of others. What better way could Satan invent to destroy the servant of God than to convince him his own will was the will of God, and everything that opposes him is an attack of the enemy?

I say again and again that so much of our warfare is never ending because it is not Satan we are fighting! I believe it is a division in our own soul and spirit because we are opposing and being opposed by God in our pride.

One of the saddest elements of hubris in Greek tragedy was the ancient belief that whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad. Ultimate insanity is to not allow God to reveal anything imperfect or against what I perceive is His will. So much of what we say is the will of God is anathema to the Cross.

Pride is madness. Unbridled pride is blindness. Pride which presumes to be the will of God is mad, blind hubris.

I am not a pastor, but if the Lord should ever lead me to pastor again, I have toyed with the idea of naming a fellowship “Broken Vessels”, or “Not Many Wise Ministries”. We are all so needy and dependent for more of Him. We will not create Utopia in this life.

The Body of Christ is at the precipice of a Jordan crossing.

We will not march over in our victory, authority, pride, and prosperity. The only governing power will be the Lord and the only control, our self-control.

Reformation will precede revival. We will make this crossing with a broken heart on bended knees. Each of us will see Him and ourselves in His perfect love and light. We will each mourn for all we have maimed and deformed in our hubris. We will marvel at the grace extended to us in our iniquity we embraced as the unction of God. So much of what I say is God is simply my flesh masquerading as a humble servant.

We will all wrestle with God before the breaking of the Day and will have our hubris thrown into our faces. We will have our nature changed and become limping princes on a rotted joint that will no longer support our weight or give us strength—what once supported our strutting about will cause great pain and force us to lean heavily on the Everlasting Arms.

If we refuse to deal with God in this season we will die on the wrong side of the River of God and walk in our strength in a nature unchanged. The fact we don’t limp will be our justification not to have crossed. You see, it simply can’t be the will of God for me to appear to be anything less than absolutely perfect. All those limping, weak, maimed examples of Christians must be those who have some fault before God. You see, I don’t limp. I look the way I’m supposed to. I am right with God. I am strong.
I have my teeth, I’ve never been in prison, I have perfect table manners, I have a life, I don’t make noises when I eat—I’m not like Little John. I am of full stature; I will not be at a little card table at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb!

Sometimes I wonder who I am really trying to convince, others, or myself. Is it really worth holding such gangrene together?

Could it be I am so fragile I can not bear any disagreement, not ever from God? Why do I strive so to be right?

Perhaps hubris is the wrong choice in a natural spiritual process of breaking and remolding. Jesus never changes. Everyone and everything else does. Perhaps a scalding, chapping, fraying season of hubris is inevitable in each of us until the boastful pride of life is broken—I hope not….breaking is much easier than crushing!

The really scary thing about hubris is that at the same time God is challenging His people about change none of us really wants, the enemy is visiting with apostasy. We are in the season of Jude and 11Peter.

Who actually sits on the throne of your heart? What bridles the motivation and intent of the reins of your soul?

What war are you actually fighting?

Is that the devil you are waging war against, or are you wrestling with God?

Am I strangling myself with a noose of hubris?

Have I chased my own tail until I have caught it?

Vaughn Allen Clark
Hebrews 4:12-16

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