Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Daniel's Colloquialisms and Turning Them Into a Literal Translation

By Ray Gano

As many of you know I lean towards an "eastern leg" of Roman Empire idea. Recently we had a really good conversation going on the Prophezine Yahoo Group board and I thought that I would share a post I responded too. In this we were discussing the 10 kingdoms, America and the "west" in Bible Prophecy. One poster named Dan stated the following...

> While Psa 83 is a list of 10 nations, we must interpret
> Scripture in context and when Dan 7:23-24 says that fourth
> kingdom devours the "whole earth" with 10 kingdoms coming out
> of it, then we would be wise not to reject that statement in
> favor of a list of 10 nations found in the Psalms, IMO.

This is the common idea that many believe.

First of all, I want to let you all know that I am not trying to put anyone down, but I do try to show "holes" and errors in many people's logic in light of scripture.

What is taking place here is the common error of taking an allegory or colloquialism and turning it into a literal translation. Folks, this is something I have even done it myself.

To refute this, my first point, the word "earth" used in Dan 7:24 is not "erets"... Hebrew for earth, but in the verse you are referencing it is ar-ah' which is a figurative for "low".

In fact the "context" that Daniel is using is not earth at all, but the "whole land" or commonly understood that being the known world of the time.

If we are to take a literal translation of Daniel 7 and maintaining "literal context" then I have to ask the following regarding Daniel 7:3.

Dan 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

In writing this Did Daniel mean four beast LITERALLY came out of the sea? It is obviously No

But to better understand the context it helps to know who are the four beasts spoken of in Daniel 7.

We know for a fact that the first three beasts are Babylon, Persia, and Greece.

Now did any of these nations rule the "whole earth"? No, but here Daniel while interpreting Nebuchadnezzar dream of the statue states that one of the kingdoms did in fact rule over ALL THE EARTH.

Dan 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Now we know based on prophecy fulfilled that Greece was the third kingdom as it was the third beast spoken about later in chapter 7. Knowing that I have to ask, did Greece literally rule over ALL THE EARTH? To further expand on this point, did the Indians in the Americas shake and tremble at the sight of Greece? What about the natives in Papa New Guinea? Did the people of Japan know of the power of Greece and did they succumb to her?

Anyone with a hint of historical knowledge knows the answer to these questions is No. If fact without coming out and saying it, the common man understands that what is spoken about here is the known world and not ALL THE EARTH when viewed in proper context and understanding of the colloquialisms Daniel as well as many of the writers of the Bible often used. It is a style of writing that Daniel in particular embraced.

We know that Greece ruled the KNOWN WORLD, but not ALL THE EARTH. Just like Babylon and Persia did as well.

So to use the word "WHOLE EARTH" and associate it to the entire globe is not what is being said here. What Daniel is referencing is the known world at that time, AKA the Middle East. Daniel used colloquialisms, so we can not take those and make them literal.
Now here is another point, what about the fourth kingdom?

Many people state that it is Rome. This is an incorrect belief that began with Martin Luther and his protesting of the catholic church. He is the originator of much that is being taught today about Rome, the Catholic church, the pope, ect. While many are aware that Luther (father of the Protestant Reformation) came to view the Rome's Catholic Papacy as the spiritual seat of the Antichrist, few are aware that Luther believed that actually the Turks were the Kingdom of Antichrist:

"The Pope is the spirit of Antichrist, and the Turk (Muslim) is the flesh of Antichrist." source - Martin Luther, Tischreden, Weimer ed., 1, No. 330

In Luther's 1520 Open Letter to the Christian Nobility, Luther declares: "There is no doubt that the true Roman Empire, which the writings of the prophets foretold in Numbers 24[:24] and in Daniel [11:30f], has long since been overthrown...That was brought to pass...especially when the `Turkish' [Mohammadan] Empire arose almost a thousand years ago." source - Works, Holman, Philadelphia, 1915, II, pp.149 & 154

To help prove a point regarding Rome, please answer following questions...

- During what reign, empire or kingdom did John the revelatory live?

- Who imprisoned him?

- When was the book of Revelation written?

I ask these questions to help point out that John, the author of Revelation clearly stated 3 times that Rome WAS NOT, the fourth kingdom.

To basically answer the questions which we as students of bible prophecy pretty much know, John was imprisoned by the Romans, lived during the Roman empire during the reign of Emperor Domitian on the Isle of Patmos and wrote Revelation around AD 95-96. Even it one does not know this off the top of one's head, it is very easy information to find out.

Moving forward...

Please read the following scriptures that John of Patmos wrote.

Revelation 17:8 (KJV) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Revelation 17:11 (KJV) And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Right here in black and white John is clearly saying that the Revived Empire of the last days is NOT Rome.

Not only does he say it once, but as I stated before he makes the point three times.

1. The beast that thou sawest was, (It existed prior to the time of John's writing Revelation) and is not; (DID NOT EXIST during the time of John writing Revelation) and shall ascend (shall return in the future) out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition:

2. when they behold the beast that was, (It existed prior to the time of John's writing Revelation) and is not, (DID NOT EXIST during the time of John writing Revelation) and yet is. (shall return in the future)

3. And the beast that was, (It existed prior to the time of John's writing Revelation) and is not, (DID NOT EXIST during the time of John writing Revelation) even he is the eighth (shall return in the future)

John is clearly stating that the revived empire is not Rome and yet the traditions of men say it is Rome. So who is correct? Is it men in all their teaching or is it God's Word? I know that I am going against the grain of many of you, but I have to say it, the teaching of a Revived Roman Empire does not match up to what Scripture states. John as well as Daniel back this up as well.

In fact it is Daniel in chapter 11 where he states where the AC will hail from by giving prophecy about Anticus Epiphanies the first "king of the North and then giving prophecy that has yet to be fulfilled about the modern King of the North... AKA the Antichrist. It is this same "king of the north" that will align himself with the 10 kingdoms, this is also backed up clearly in Psalms 83 with the 10 kingdoms mentioned. WHICH are also the same kingdoms that belong to the blood feud originating with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob spoken of in Genesis.

The EU, Illuminati, Rome, US, the West, ect are not named in Bible Prophecy, neither are they part of the blood feud originating with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Again I point out that what the church has done over the ages is a kin to replacement theology. We have placed "the west" and the church in place of Israel and the middle east, in God's Word, the Bible, which is all about Israel and the Middle East. Clearly the end time players are from the Middle East and it is Christ Himself who comes and rescues Israel from the 10 kings of Psalms 83 and The beast, Assyrian, King Pharaoh of Egypt, Prince of Tyre, The King of the North that person whom we call the Antichrist.

To take my point even further, often teachers of Bible Prophecy point to a EU strawman claiming this mystery person will be the Antichrist. Yet they can not point to any solid evidence and instead use self supporting circular reasoning to prove their points.

Well here is a mind bender for you.. Islam, the primary religion of the Middle East and the modern form of Baal worship has a person whom they are looking for to be their savior. This man is known as the Mahdi.

The following is a list comparing what we know about the Antichrist and what we know about Islam's Mahdi.

Both Deny Trinity And Cross
Both Deny The Father And The Son
Both Are Blasphemous
Both Are Called Deceiver
Both Claim To Be Messiah
Both Kingdoms Suffer A Head Wound
Both Work False Miracles
Both Ride A White Horse
Both Attempt To Change The Law
Both Deny Women's Rights
Both Rule Over Ten Entities
Both Are the Source of Death and War
Both Use Military Force
Both Honor Their God with Gold and Silver
Both Honor a God of War And Advance His Glory Through War
Both Condon Rape
Both Usher Seven Years Peace Treaty
Both Deceive And Destroy By Peace
Both Break Treaties
Both Love War for Booty
Both Desire World Domination
Both Lead A Turkish-Iranian Invasion
Both Exalted As God
Both Ascend To Heaven
Both Are Described As Beautiful And Wise Bird
Both Are Light Beings
Both Are Pride Filled
Both Are Lords of This World and the Underworld
Both Are Called the "Son of the Dawn"
Both Are Afflicters
Both Are Cast Out Of Heaven
Both Are "The Lords of Demons"
Both Are Possessed
Both Practice Beheading
Both Desire Israel's Destruction
Both Occupy the Temple Mount

Can the proponents of a EU / Western Antichrist point to anyone, any comparisons? All they have to point to is some smoke and mirrors sort of person personified in many western books and in fact a whole series was dedicated to this vapor of a person. So many now believe the book series and give it as much credit as they do scripture even though the authors clearly state that it is pure fiction and a work of their own imagination.

What many are guilty of, and I include myself in that as well is what I call "Parroting the parrots."

What we need to do is get back to scripture and allow scripture to interpret scripture and put away many of the old teachings of men. When we realize that the bible is a book authored by God through the Hebrew oracles about the promised land, the blood feud and the coming messiah, all of a sudden things seem to just fall into place. No more square pegs being forced into round holes. Things make clear sense because instead of using the ideas of man to interpret, we are relying on the original author, the Holy Spirit to show us and illuminate the scripture.

To say it in a more "courtroom" way... If Scripture Fits, We Must Submit.

I look forward to questions and comments. I enjoyed the chance to present these points from scripture.

Monday, February 8, 2010

TIME TO CHOOSE - Cowboy UP or Complacency

By Ray Gano

Ever have one of those nights where you wake up and then you can’t get back to sleep because all of a sudden your brain has gone into overdrive? Seems that at times like these I am able to solve the world’s problems, write novels in my head, design and draw our dream house, etc. Well this time it was kind of different and no matter what I thought to change the direction I kept coming back.

It is kind of hard to put a finger on it and my thoughts kept coming to me from a zillion different directions. Funny thing is that they all corresponded with each other.

There is a saying here in Texas, when the going gets tough, “Cowboy Up.” The term means to dig down deep within yourself and muster up what you need to muster in order to get the task at hand completed. Other versions of this is.. Buck Up, Suck it up, Get it together, Get with the program, ect.

Before we go any further, let me make this clear. I am not a prophet, son of a prophet and I did eat Mexican food yesterday. But these thoughts were going through my mind while I was awake, not asleep and no matter how hard I tried I could not tune the thoughts out.

One of the thoughts that kept coming back was a pretty deep discussion I had with Bill Koenig about a year ago. We were talking about the separation of the church, or what we are both seeing as a separation of the wheat from the tares. No matter where I look I am seeing two types of Christians. One type who have maintained the traditions of our fore fathers and the fundamental principals of Christianity found in God’s Word and then there are the rest who are just “Christian lolly gagging” through life with a “fa la la” attitude. And yes those are official Ray Gano technical terms and I hope you understood there complexity.

Bill estimated that there are about one million, if that many, so called solid hard core, know the Word, live the Word, Jesus is my rock Christians. You see, Bill lives on the road 3 out of four weeks per month speaking and sharing the Gospel. So I believe his estimate. Not only that, but I have heard this also from my friend Walid Shoebat as well as several others who are out on the road also. Interesting thing is that not only are we seeing this, many of you out there are seeing it too.

George Barna came out with a report that shown that only 6% of Americans hold to a biblical world view, that means that 94% do not. Kind of a scary thought.

A little while ago my Pastor taught from these verses and they resonated with my spirit as I ponder these things.

Proverbs 22:28 says, "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."

Deuteronomy 6:4 – 9 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Folks I am deeply concerned.

1. I am concerned that we as Christians have stepped completely away from the solid teachings, the solid Word of God, and the solid songs, hymns, and psalms of the Lord. We have forgotten the “ancient landmarks” of our forefathers.

2. We no longer love the LORD thy God with all our heart, soul and might. We do not meditate on Him or on His Word. We no longer teach it to our children and we do not meditate on it day and night 24/7. We have forgotten the LORD our God and have put Him away and in His place we have accepted a sugar coated humanistic social gospel.

3. We have not separated ourselves. We are Christians no longer holy and acceptable unto God. We have watered down the gospel, watered down our churches, watered down the very word of God and watered down our praise and worship. The authority of God’s Word no longer matters. It is group thought and our own subjective thought that counts, who cares that the Bible is only the infallible Word of God.

4. We are in love with the world and to justify it, we slap the word Christian on all our actions. Our actions give us that warm fuzzy feeling. This is a lie and we know it. We have become friends of the world and we willingly have done so. The warm fuzzy is the trappings of the world and we have willingly partaken of those trappings much like Adam and Eve took to the apple.

5. We no longer have men of God and in its place we have created feminized men who are now leading the church with a touchy feely sugar coated, don’t offend anyone attitude. Women, due to the vacuum men have created; have stepped up to the plate. This is not their calling, nor their place.

1Timothy 2:12 - 13 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

This is nothing new but is horribly wrong. Here is a short story that was told by our Pastor; who by the way is a man completely committed to the Word of God and makes no bones about it.

“Theodore Roosevelt taught Sunday School at Christ Church, but he was so muscular a Christian that the decorous vestrymen thought him an unwise guide in piety. For one day a boy came to class with a black eye which he had got in fighting a larger boy for pinching his sister. Theodore told him that he did perfectly right--that every boy ought to defend any girl from insult--and he gave him a dollar as a reward. The vestrymen decided that this was too flagrant approval of fisticuffs; so the young teacher soon found a welcome in the Sunday School of a different denomination.”

- Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography By William Roscoe Thayer

You see, what Teddy Roosevelt did was correct, but where the church erred is turning the other cheek… a soft response. Teddy was in between two commands from the bible.

1. Turn the other cheek

2. Defend the weak.

Teddy rewarded the boy for defending the weak. The church fired him for his approval of the boy’s actions. What Teddy was doing was instilling the values of being a Godly man where the “men” of the church chose a more feminized solution.

Fast forward to today and look at what kind of church the men of God lead today. Many of them are unwilling to take a firm stand for the Word of God, unwilling to defend and to stand up to be counted as true men of God. We as men of God have forgotten how to be the true leaders in our family. We have delegated the position of spiritual leader to the wife, a role, responsibility and burden that she was not meant to have nor created to have. Because we are unwilling to lead in the family, we are unable to truly lead in the Lord’s Church today.

I am concerned… deeply concerned.

By this time I have probably ticked off every single one of you off in one way or another. See that is another area we have forgotten; accountability. We are no longer accountable to God, accountability to our church, nor to each other. We all walk around with 400 pound gorillas called “LOVE FOR THIS WORLD” strapped to our backs and no one has the guts to neither mention them nor even expose them.

Here is what God’s word says…

Psalm 119:128 -- "Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way."

Romans 16:17 -- "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."

Galatians 2:11 -- "But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed."

1 Timothy 1:19-20 -- "Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme."

2 Timothy 2:16-18 -- "But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some."

I have said all of that to state this.

I see a battle coming and tough times ahead. We as the church have two options.

  1. Cowboy UP and get right with God so that when that day comes we are able to stand and be counted.


  1. Maintain our status quo of complacency, refusing to occupy till He returns because we are spineless jellyfish.

You see, we serve the Great I AM. We forget that “all things are possible through Christ Jesus.”

We as God’s people must separate ourselves from this world. The battle coming brings great opportunity. The opportunity we have is to once again be the true church of God of our fore fathers. We have the chance to grow great leaders the likes of Charles Spurgen, DL Moody, Clarence Larken, Billie Sunday, etc.

The rapture can take place this very moment. But if it does not we are commanded to occupy till He returns. We have come up seriously lacking to the duty given us. We have neglected our stewardship in exchange for the world.

We have the chance to impact the world like never before. We have the chance to once more have the church be the salt and light to this world and not the ineffective lukewarm Laodicean church we are today.

Here is the answer.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Joshua 24:15 b - But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

I leave you with these words from Paul to meditate upon…

Philippians 3:13 -14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this ONE thing I do,

forgetting those things which are behind,

and REACHING FORTH unto those things which are before,



(emphasis mine)

A special thanks to David Beatty Sr. A pastor I am honored to follow as well as a valued counselor for Prophezine.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ray; I'm Really Scared About These Camps

By Ray Gano

Bill H.R. 645 titled the "National Emergency Centers Establishment Act," has been introduced into congress.

Sec 3 (b)(1): "capable of meeting for an extended period of time the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected by an emergency or major disaster."
Yep you read it right.

Congressman Alcee Hastings, a democrat from Florida, introduced the bill.

For a while now we have been hearing about “prison camps / detention camps” Back in the early 1990’s it was the UN who was behind them, today it is FEMA.

During WW2 the US Government “relocated” Japanese and Italian Americans to these types of “housing” areas.

I was going to write on Matthew 7 and the need to really understand undeniable truth / absolute truth, but God spurred me in another direction when I got an email this morning…

Dear Ray,

I'm really scared about these camps -

You have always been honest - my family and I heard an interview between Steve Quayle and a man named Greg Evensen - they claim the government will generate a crisis then impose martial law, call for voluntary gun confiscation - then go after everyone who has ever owned a gun - kill them or take them to these camps and kill them - they say this is suppose to happen within the next couple of months - my daughter owned one several years back - but in light of this I guess we will have to replace it

But I'm terrified - I literally haven't stopped shaking for a week...I know you have done stories concerning martial law on the youtube Prophezine news I won't lie I didn't want to believe them – I was prepared to lose everything (stored a little tiny bit of gold, and food - was trying to grab a trailer for back up living and we were going to grab some silver this month) - now I feel like I'm dying next week and should start giving it all away to people I had on a list that we knew we'd have to take care of if the economy got worse -

Thank you in advance - I didn't know who else to write and ask – Jack Kelly has told his readers to prepare financially but not to store food away and said recently he didn't believe Satan would come after us - Rapture Ready didn't feel we had anything to worry about between now and when the Rapture happens - Since you're the only one warning about martial law I figured I'd come to you-

God Bless
PZ Reader “K”

Folks, PZ Reader “K” is not alone. In fact I have been getting many emails expressing the same sentiment.

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Eph 6:13…

Eph 6:13 (KJV) Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Because of my stand on stewardship, being self reliant and promoting gardens and such people often say that I have no faith in God.

Actually that is wrong; I am doing what I do because I see a need and I am preparing for that need.

That need I see is to be ready to share the gospel in hard times. It is during the hard times that people have a willingness to turn to the Lord.

I thought that I would share the email I wrote in return because I feel that it will benefit many of those out there as well as help people understand why we do what we do here at the Gano home.

Here is the email that wrote to PZ Reader “K”…


Hello PZ Reader “K”

In all things we are called to occupy till he returns. (Luke 19:13)

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be ready to share the hope that is within us. In other words, be ready to share the gospel always.

If we have not made proper preparations, how can we have the time and freedom to share the gospel when the need is heavily called upon?

It is for that reason I want people to be prepared.

No matter what, I believe that hard times are coming to this nation. Be it economical, natural disaster, terrorist, ect.

This nation has refused to repent for her sins and this country continues to wallow in depravity. We have turned our backs upon the Lord and it is only His judgment that will make us look upon Him again. Man’s nature is that of sin. Only when the Holy Spirit acts through conviction or judgment, it is at that time that we turn our faces to the Lord.

We are a Christian nation, which is a fact. God punishes those who are His and this nation was founded upon Him.

Because of that, I feel that this nation will come under hardship and God chastising us.

Now with that said, I believe that if we are doing all that we can to prepare to share the gospel in the hard times; God will give us the grace to see us through.

God’s Word tells us to “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God….”

If we do nothing and sit on our hands in fear, then we deserve what we get, which will probably be bondage of some sort.

But if we work hard readying ourselves to share the gospel in the coming hard times, not only will we be able to help others; we will also position ourselves to help our family too. Now I am not proposing that we set up to be some sort of welfare soup kitchen. I am talking about our immediate circle of influence, those people we know and can help.

Example, if we work to grow a garden, store our harvest, put dry goods back for hard times, we can be in the position have extra to share with neighbors if needed in the hard times.

Just think, if we are in hard times, how much is a can of beans, spam, 12 eggs worth?

When hard times hit, they will be worth a lot. We learned this lesson during the great depression.

Now if you have that extra and you are willing to help your neighbor in need, do you think that they would be grateful?

Do you think that they would be open to hearing the gospel?

Do you think that your loving witness will make a difference in their lives?

If you said yes, then you are starting to understand my position.

What we need to be doing now is preparing to share the gospel and help our neighbors. Hard times are coming. We have the chance to be the salt and light no matter what happens, but to do that, we need to be ready like we are told in 1 Peter 3:15.

When the rubber meets the road, when we focus on building HIS kingdom, HE takes care of the details.

Tracye and I have been living every day by faith. Our bank is always close to empty, but we always have food and money to pay the bills. God takes care of our little details, we just have to learn to turn them over to Him and focus on the task he has given us.

I like to say that I am in charge of operations and God is in charge of accounting. If I do all that I can do with the gifts and talents God has given me to further the Gospel, then he will take care of the rest.

I feel that no matter what, as long as our eyes are upon Him, he will keep His Hand of protection upon us. I know this because he has done it many times for our family.

Learn from Noah. He knew something was coming, but did not know what it was because God did not really give the details. So he built an ark like God told him to do.

Now please take special notice here, God did not build the ark for him, Noah did. God also did not just drop the ark out of thin air.

Could have God done those things?

Yes, BUT… it was the actions of Noah that was the witness to all. People saw his faith, his actions.

When the time came to weather the storm, Noah and his family were taken care of.

Did everyone else see Noah doing this? Yes they did. Did they do anything to assist, help or build their own ark? No, they were caught up in the dealing of that day doing what they wanted. They were focused on themselves and the desires of the flesh.

That is what we see today, even in our churches.

Because Noah was faithful in doing what God told him to do, God preserved him and his family. In fact we see many examples of this sort of thing take place in scripture.

What Noah did was cover all his bases and was busy doing the task that the Lord gave him to do as best as he could do it and in doing all, he was ready.

What does Eph 6:13 say; “…and having done all, to stand.”

That is what we need to do. We need to do the best we can with what we have, the resources at hand and the time being given to us. We still have time, but we need to be diligent at the task.

We also need to do what we are doing unselfishly and in love for the lost. That is the key. If we are selfish, then we will fall into that fleshly trap of desire. Then we are doing no one any good.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be given unto you.

One last thing, you fear because the power of God is not in you.

I say this because it happens to me at times too. Like Peter, we need to get out of the boat and walk on the water with Him.

When I fear, it shows me that there is some sin in my life that I need to get right with the Lord. I need to repent and come back into His fellowship.

He lost faith and the power of God because he took his eyes off the Lord.

The crux of the matter is when I fear, I lack faith. I fear because I have taken my eyes off of Him.

When I have faith, I do not fear. I have faith because I am in fellowship with Him and my eyes are upon Him.

But for me to have the power of God's faith in me, I need to be right with Him and in fellowship with him.

We fear because we have not fed our spirit.

The food we need is the daily reading of His Word and fellowship with our Lord.

I encourage you not to neglect God's Word. Read it every day. Your physical body needs food daily, so does your spirit. If you want the power of the Lord so that you can have the strength to walk in faith, you need to be in His Word. You need to be in fellowship with Him.

BUT… if you try to do what you need to do in yourself, as many of us have tried, you will fail miserably.

We can only do what we can do when the Will and Power of God is working through us. But to do that, we need to be in fellowship with Him and in His Word.

Now, I want to say I am not promoting some charismatic swinging from the chandelier, rolling all over the floor, babbling off at the mouth stuff. I am talking about being sober and firm, walking a humble life leaning upon Him and His Word and not your own understanding.

I wrote a report couple of years ago titled “11-Items-You-Need-To-Get-Now.” If you do not have this, it helps you get a start on your priorities. You can download this at the Prophezine website in the PZ Stewardship area.

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact me, we are here to serve.

If you are not a PZ Insider, become one. We have been adding more articles to The PZ Insider Report dealing more with self sustainability and things you can do.

By being a PZ Insider, it also helps Tracye and I to prepare and do what we need to do.

What is going to get those of us through the hard times, is realizing that what we have is not ours, but the Lords. We are just stewards over it. We can horde it for ourselves or we can use it to further the kingdom. Tracye and I are using what we have to further the kingdom, you can do the same.

Hope this helps.