|Prophetess hilda arredondo|
"2012--A NEW YEAR"
Dear Ministry Friends, 2012 is a Brand New Year and we can expect new things. What are some of the new things? They are blessings to the righteous and judgment to the wicked will increase upon our land and the nations around the world. “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 His word tells us that He will let us know of things to come. In Joel 1:1-14 it talks about the judgment to the nation of Israel. “The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.” The Lord God sent the Prophet Joel to declare to Israel that once upon a time they had been a flourishing and prosperous nation and now their land laid waste and in ruins. Their disobedience to God’s commandments and sinfulness was the cause of the disaster of the “CATERPILLAR STRIPPER.” Joel’s name means JEHOVAH IS LORD or THE LORD IS GOD. Prophets are called to declare what they see by the spirit and usually warn God’s people of upcoming judgments, calamities and woes! The prophets are God’s heart of mercy to His people announcing seasons of judgment so they have time to repent and turn away from their wicked ways or prepare for the COMING JUDGMENTS! Joel cried out to the old men and to all inhabitants of the land, Have you ever seen such things in your days, tell your children and your children’s children. What were they supposed to tell their children? That the locust destroyer had already come to their land and laid it waste because of their terrible sins. There are four (4) Different Stages of the locust mentioned in the above scripture. THE PALMERWORM, THE CANKERWORM, THE SWARMER AND THE CATERPILLAR. The First Stage is the PALMERWORM, also known as the CUTTER LOCUST AND GNAWER, it has no wings. The Second Stage is the SWARMER LOCUST which is still part of the first stage and has its original skin. Next is the Cankerworm Stage or also known as the Hopper Locust or Devourer. It cast off its first skin and develops little wings and leaps but does not fly. Last comes the CATERPILLAR or STRIPPER LOCUST, the Consumer fully matured with long wings and legs. This process beginning with the egg to its fully matured stage takes about 60 days to complete and the eggs are laid in early summer. Joel cried out to the people of that day under the direction of the Holy Spirit in Joel 1:5-7 it reads, “Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.” They had become a nation of drunkards and because of them turning away from the life of holiness that the Lord God had taught them, they now forgot God and they were going their own way and losing all the blessings of the Lord as they went.
A NATION OF DRUNKARDS
A lot of people today do not want to go the Old Testament and read it. They say that all we need is the New Testament. But I want to share with you that the Old Testament is precious history to us today and we need to read that history to see how God deals with disobedient nations. Why do schools require history for their students? Others have the mistaken idea, that we are under the New Covenant in the New Testament only, therefore under grace and there is no judgment! Grace does not mean that we are to continue in sin, which will bring a consequence (chastisement) with it. In 1990 America moved into the “STAGES OF THE PALMERWORM” that Joel talks about in the above scripture. Just as God had prophets back in the time of Joel, He has them today and they declare to those who have ears to hear. The invasion of the locust upon America that I am referring to is not a natural locust invasion, but one that has to be discerned spiritually. We moved into the first stages of the locust almost twenty-two years ago. We are almost at the finish line of that judgment—time is running out!
HE WILL DELIVER OUR SONS
As Israel, America has become a nation of drunkards, dope and pill addicts. At this time how many mothers are crying out to God for their sons to be delivered? At one time I was one of those mothers, but God in His mercy delivered our son through much prayer of the saints and your precious sons can be delivered too, America. Thank you Jesus for all the good, moral people that are still left in our country. But on the other hand we are surrounded by sin and liars, thieves wearing three piece suits in high offices and stealing money from the good American people.
Several years ago, a good brother came to me and shared with me how he invested all his life savings, retirement monies into an investment company. If I would tell you their name you would recognize them. They often advertise on radio and television. For the first year He received some investment returns and he was so excited. You see many of them are con artists and know how to get your money and then make you believe that you did the right thing. Not too long after that He got a letter that the companies had bankrupted and gone out of business and it was out of their hands, there was nothing they could do--the poor brother was taken by the enemy—lost it all!
We should be investing into the kingdom of God, where there will always be a promised return on your tithes, offerings and all other giving. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and changes not. (Malachi 3:6) He does not go out of business nor will He bankrupt. Today many are expecting their seed returns from their giving from the government at the end of the year because they don’t want to pay tax. It is better to pay tax and get your dividends from the Hand of God. There is nowhere in the bible that says that we should try to get out of paying tax. God is the rewarder when we give! That idea of write offs for our tithes came somewhere in the mid 1900’s from one of the presidents. Yes, you can do that as long as you want—expect your seed’s return from the government, but it is not scriptural; that will only last until the government changes its mind and that could be sometime very soon. What are we going to do then if the government can no longer pay social security or give you returns on your tithes and offerings? Wouldn’t it be better to start now and invest in the kingdom of God which has much return?
THE ABOMINATION OF PORNOGRAPHY IN THE CHURCH
Another abomination is the sin of pornography which opens you up to an unclean spirit. We are infested with that horrible sin. How many pastors, preachers touch God’s Holy pulpit while involved with this terrible abomination? Jesus wants holy preachers, holy men and women who will cast down every evil imagination, instead of entertaining the evil imagination of pornography. (I am not addressing those who have been involved in pornography, and have repented and put it away.) In the above scripture Joel 1:5-7, it states that the new wine was cut off from Israel and the new wine represents REVIVAL for us, but today there is none. As He did to Israel He will do the same to us—cut us off from revival because of our sinfulness. God warned Israel of a nation without number that came against them. He said they were strong, whose teeth are like the teeth of a lion, and hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He further stated, “He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.” Joel 1:7. The fig tree represented Israel’s prosperity and the locust had stripped it down to the bark, cast it bare white. “The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.” Joel 1:12
THE CATERPILLAR STRIPPER
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