KNEW YOU BEFORE I FORMED YOU?

Jeremiah 1:4-5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”…. Wait a minute, how can God know you before he formed you?…. let’s have a look at this…. does the scripture mean that *God knew us as an entity possibly in a spiritual form before we were placed in the womb*?…. or did it possibly mean that He knew us in the sense of how He was going to make us?…. or was this only for the prophet Jeremiah?… as for Jeremiah, verse 5 goes on to say…”Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”… so as for Jeremiah, can this be said of all of us, that God knew us and ordained us to be this, that, or the other?…*( could it be that if we existed as an entity before we were placed in the womb, that our memory was erased and we had no knowledge of the pre-existence?… and then with Revelation 12 as a reference, (about the rebellion) we were placed in a flesh-and-blood body to determine if we would serve good or evil, having no knowledge/ memory of what happened in the first earth age?…. and further could it be said that profits like Jeremiah and Isaiah, because of their righteousness or decision to be on God’s side during the rebellion… were deemed to be these prophets?…. righteousness that already been accounted to them… possibly the rest of us don’t know which side of the rebellion we were on, or have no memory of it, and this life from the womb and it’s resultant flesh and blood existence is to determine ‘who we will serve’…. I realize that’s a pretty heavy statement but I believe it is possible… highly possible..

And also there is a school of thought that there is so much evil in the world today because most of the souls that are living in Flesh and Blood today ( or in the last 300 years) were part of the rebellion in the first earth age, and this is their last chance for redemption… (read 2nd Peter chapter 3 for the different earth ages.)…. this will clarify some things for you and you will realize that we are in the second earth age, the third earth age will be the Millennium, or the thousand year reign of Christ.

One thing is for sure, complete truth is a hard thing to get to, and only certain things can be revealed this side of death…. with all the deception going on because of the conflict between Satan and God….( and you and I caught in the middle) it can easily be said that things are not what they seem, or are incomplete, in the vagueness of what we ‘know’ about what we experience…. maybe we’ll pursue this more later…. visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog… Sincerely, Frank Payton… use your discernment, call on God to reveal to you what the truth is….

Be Known For Who You Really Are…

In The Power of the Holy Spirit, I Pray oh Lord!… come quickly O Lord!…

It’s time to rise and shine! It’s time to awaken all ye that are embodied, encapsulated, found in this Flesh Blood and Bone existence… time to rise to the call of what’s in your bone marrow… rise to the glory that God has put inside of you!

It’s time to rise to a confidence that you can be ‘fully known’… that there are answers to the questions of why “you are even here”…. why you have been given your five senses, why you have been given the freedom of choice, and why you were made a little lower than the angels… you can come to love the value of life as given to others and to yourself…it’s time for clarity as to why God created you… it’s time to rise and be aware of the unique relationship that God wants to have with you…

It’s also time to become keenly aware that we are part of an epic adventure…. a span of time that covers thousands of years and is grander than any Harry Potter movie… and to realize that you and I and every person that has ever lived, is living, and will live, has a part in the play…. and to realize that the end-game is ‘eternal’ joy ‘being with the Lord’ or “eternal’ separation being without Him (as you were made in His image), and He is an internal spirit… even though you die physically, you will live forever.

It’s also time to acknowledge “who your creator is”… and accept the fact that you are ‘created’…. and that your life is a genuine gift from God… and that there are two main sides or natures / attributes of God…. yes He is love…. but if you find yourself out of His plan and design for your life, and you rebel and reject Him….. and choose evil and the spirit of death, instead of the spirit of life…. He can be a consuming fire to you…. a judgemental fire.

It’s time to gain your earthly identity…. you may very well be on the side of God, or you may find yourself against God… and in the end you will choose your destiny, whether you follow ‘the spirit of life’ which is from God or ‘the spirit of death’ which is from Satan…

God knew each of us before we even existed in this bodily form… and understanding how God sees you (successful, happy healthy… eternally minded…sets you free to accomplish the wonderful things God has in store for you, things and ‘abundance of life’ beyond imagination…. and yes He promises that life is eternal…. and that there will be no more ‘loss’ of life… perhaps we will pursue this further… visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog… Sincerely, Frank Payton

Final note: Each one of us is a masterpiece from God… a unique one-of-a-kind beautiful work of art… unfortunately we find ourselves in a damaged condition living in a fallen world because of the lies of Satan and mistakes that we made in the past… ‘and wisdom if you will receive it’ is that we are either in Christ, which is life or in Satan, which is death and condemnation…. and please don’t be discouraged, each of us is ‘worth something’ to God… you don’t have to prove your worth to God…

Each one of us want to run our path… seek God and he will appear on your path…

THE BEAST!?

Found an interesting study today… concerning the mark of the beast… let’s have a look at Revelation 7 2 and 3…

This is not a total condemnation of the Catholic Church per se… but more of a world system that scripture says we’ll be in place in the last days… I’m sure there are plenty of wonderful Spirit-filled Catholics in the world, that serve our Lord and believe in Jesus Christ… but something is going on with this ‘false prophet’ and Antichrist business…. what thinkest thou?… visit my blog at…littleraventhepoet.blog… Sincerely, Frank Payton…

ADDRESSING A DIFFICULT SUBJECT…

We’ve all read the scripture that I’m going to delve into so many times, that maybe it has become cliche, and we have forgotten the importance ‘that it is God’s Word’ and He means what He says….

Let’s look at Deuteronomy 28:15,16…. and on….

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store….[Authorized version of 1611]

One of the big subjects ‘of the day’ or the season that we currently living in, with all of its trouble… trouble that is seen most everywhere in the world… is the subject of ‘America’s role in End Time Events’…. now this is when it becomes difficult for the American mind to accept…. and remember what I’m going to say is not some original thought of mine, it’s based on scripture and it’s based on what is going on around us right now, we need to wake up…

So using Ezekiel 37 38 and 39 as a reference…. we again ask, ‘where is America?’… we see Israel mentioned, Turkey, Russia, Iran Libya, others…

We have to remember that Israel and America are interconnected… we have supported and still support Israel, and God looks favorably upon us because of that, but we have a ‘national sin problem’ and we have personal sins to overcome… just like every nation… and people.

America is in a “bad spiritual place” generally speaking… why you might ask?…. the answer is simple…WE HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD AND HIS WORD…. of course this doesn’t mean everywhere and everyone…. however Church attendance is down…. the number of people who are actually believers is down… most everything related to God is basically deemed ‘unacceptable and old-fashioned’ to a lot of people, and not relevant for today… secular humanism is our Rule and Guide..(again not in all corners, but it is rampant) in some places God’s word is so watered down that it’s almost unrecognizable… we live in a feel-good instant gratification society…

God is trying to reach us, He’s been giving us warnings… look at all the viruses that we’ve had in our modern days…. to mention a few… AIDS…SARS… many others and the latest… the Coronavirus… some other signs that need to be observed are our headlong rush to a Cashless Society…. the ‘chipping’ of people… where every transaction we make can be tracked… and this is just the beginning of the control that would come with socialism, communism, and the globalization of our planet and people… look at the rise of ‘Digital Currency’…. signs everywhere beyond the usual earthquakes and the like.

Let’s take a closer look at the madness that we have brought upon ourselves basically….go

to Deuteronomy 28 beginning with verse 19…. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.

The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke, in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, ‘because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me’.

The Lord will make the plague cling to you until he has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with the consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish. And your heavens which are over you shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you shall be iron. The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust, from heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed….[ continue reading there’s more]… sounds familiar huh?

Interesting note as I wrap up… Israel is dead center of the earth’s land mass… tiny little strip of land no bigger than Connecticut… yet as goes Israel goes the world…

So what about America?… it’s really quite simple, we need National and Personal repentance… we need to turn from our Wicked Ways and turn back to God… we need Revival, we need to pray for Revival…. if we don’t, God will not hesitate to judge us and it will be severe… God is not “winking” about our ongoing and current falling away from Him… we as a people and a nation need to be on our knees before God…it’s the only way.. Sincerely, Frank Payton… visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…

AND THEN IT DAWNS ON ME…

Why do I want to run away?… when I know that I should linger, stay and pray…

I look around at this life, and I start to call…. look ahead don’t you see the waterfall?… we’re moving swiftly towards the end of the river, just up around the bend..

AND THEN IT DAWNS ON ME… as I’m off in a trance and can plainly see… some are climbing a ladder to eternal glory… some are remaining for the end times story…

Politicians on the right, politicians to the left… I’ve had enough of them both, as they are both inept….AND THEN IT DAWNS ON ME… they are merely human… and never approach the deep things of life…

So must I go over the waterfall… or can I find an answer to overcome it all?

In my third eye I’m driving along the mountain road in a car… a man appears up ahead in the night, waving his arms… I can only read his lips, but he seems to shout… you must stop now, the bridge is out!..

AND THEN IT DAWNS ON ME… a bird has been preaching forever from a tree… the problem with humanity is we just can’t see, or hear… only the things that comfort us… are seducing us into thinking we’re safe… when we are definitely not..

So are God and Satan staring at a chess board?… do they stand up in victory when a soul has been scored?…AND THEN IT DAWNS ON ME in the design of God, free will is given.. the choice is ours to die, or be forever living…. visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…Sincerely…Frank Payton

THE QUIET

When you fall to the quiet… should you ever find the perfect quiet… you will have arrived at the sweetest sound ever…. the purest melody ever… you will still desire the orchestra of life, but you won’t feel the same way about the arrangement…

When you raise your voice to utter… you will speak truer than you have ever spoken… orate like Patrick Henry, or John F. Kennedy, or present your song like Andre Bocelli…when you perk your ears to listen… you will hear the deepest meaning of what is being said… your ears will tingle… and you will feel as if you have never really heard anything before…

as if hearing the wonder of a symphony by Beethoven… a piano by Mozart… The tender whisper of a lovers voice… the innocence of a precious young child, that has never lied…

Now that the scales have been removed… and your eyes are divinely open… you will see as if through a macro lens… you will notice how alive everything looks when the wind moves as wild..you will behold…

The diversity of colors in flowers… the lines of life on a tired worn human face… the vastness of outer space… the tragedy and triumph of the human race…

And when you touch… your fingers and hands will be soft but penetrating… your kiss will be warm, moist, and engaging… your breath an enchanting cologne..

And should you be given the chance to love… your love will go out as unconditional as is possible by a human being…. yet you will be satisfied with whatever measure of love is returned to you… and you will often be pleasantly surprised…

When you fall to the heaven of quiet… you will find that you are dwelling there more and more, & when you permit yourself to go to the world of sounds you will be thoroughly raptured…Frank Payton…. visit me at my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog…

Quiet…God’s quiet and peace is the purest sound… the most desirable sound…