How I Forsook Christ For Christmas!
(Note: See “How Alan Richardson Forsook Christ For Christmas” for additional insight.)
“Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.” - Psalms 39:5 (KJV)
Sin brings consequences and I must take responsibility and pay for my own. I had a Holy Ghost due date of December 14 for “Be Careful What You Pray For” and did not fulfill it. I thought I was on track to write a testimony by that date – as I had from bed earlier in the year – but it was not everything the Lord wanted in it. Then I had a “target date” to finish this one – “How I Forsook Christ For Christmas” – by May 7, 2010 (the 1st Anniversary of God’s ordained meeting between me & Sandra López, nurse with Triumph Hospital) but I missed that date too. I believed “How I Forsook Christ For Christmas” message was ordained of the Lord because he gave me a vision on January 14 of a handbag with a strap when I prayed for confirmation, and I perceived the bag to represent a weight or a yoke that would be there around my neck until the completion of the message.
It was April 14 that I had a “Balaam’s ass” experience (Balaam’s donkey stood in the roadway to prevent Balaam from sinning against God – see Numbers 22:22) after I did searches for teen romance movies of the 80s & 90s – the first of which I’d seen while being treated for an infection at Triumph Hospital (the movie was about a man who waits 4 years to be with the woman that has loved throughout their high school careers – before it is over the man is met by the woman who read his letter – ending happily as she catches him before he catches his train). “Balaam’s ass” came on the scene when I attempted to transfer information about the antiChrist spirit in rock music from the laptop to our main computer. While we did not lose internet capability, I lost the backup battery function and all the files I had stored when I disconnected the power cord (while the power was still on).
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How I Forsook Christ For Christmas
12/21/09 – God is going to hold Alan more accountable now that he’s out of the fog.
12/24/09 – Alan: all is not well with your soul – you have forsaken Christ for Christmas.
1/6/10 – God says Alan’s bladder problem is because of his sin problem: “Why have you been so stubborn?”
1/9/10 – God gave Alan his “Be Careful What You Pray For” due date for a reason: December 14 was the day Sandy [Brother Bruce’s spiritual wife] forsook Christ also.
1/25/10 – Psalm 68 – [caption: “song of triumph”] Alan goes to Triumph Hospital.
2/2/10 – In desperate prayer, seeking God for a Word for Alan, God gave me Mark 11:14.
5/7/10 – God says: “Your obligation to Sandra [López] has ended. You did not prepare yourself by walking in obedience to me.”
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“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.” - Psalms 39:7 (KJV)
Alan Wayne Richardson
May 22, 2010
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In the pre-dawn hours of May 15 (5/15) I cried out to the Lord for help, moved by agony (feeling personal failure and acute loss of the blessing of Sandra). It was several hours later after I had awakened from sleeping that the new Chick Publications’ offering of the RVG 2010 Spanish Bible was on my mind that came via e-mail a few days earlier. The Chick.com purchase page (http://www.chick.com/catalog/books/1288.asp) has a link called “I’m Still Not Convinced” (http://www.chick.com/catalog/books/rvg_email.asp) that opens up a reply to an e-mail written by Brother David Daniels to a Spanish-speaking missionary who was reluctant to make a change from his RV 1960 (Spanish Bible version) he has used, in favor of the RVG 2010 and Jack Chick’s tracts that utilize verses from the RVG. So instead of approaching the decision from a scholarly view (a whole lot of study – which would still not be iron-clad evidence of the best version in Spanish) I prayed to the Lord, “Is this [RVG 2010] the Bible that You want me to have?” And what has getting a Bible – a Spanish Bible even – been about for me??? Well, after the Lord showed me the NUMBERS “5-7-9” in the purchase price of the brand new RVG 2010 Bible (5-7-09 was the day of my Holy Ghost meeting with Sandra López at Triumph Hospital El Paso) I prayed about it on 3 occasions. following the 3rd and final prayer on May 23 (5/23) 2010. Immediately after I prayed the answer, saying that the RVG 2010 Bible was all about having a Family Bible to function as a marriage license and record of the marriage between Sandra and me (for those folks who haven’t heard – a Bible signed and dated serves as a witness to a marriage – and holds up in an American court of law. See “5 Reasons Why Christians Should Not To Get A Marriage License” at http://www.fmh-child.org/NoMarriage.html.
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 03:59:49 -0400
From: Alan Richardson
Subject: The Blessings Of Obedience (Psalm 67)
To: Sandra Lopez
I was glad to talke to you again yesterday afternoon. Early in the day I asked the Lord for a Scripture I could call yours. Sandra’s “signature” Scri[p]ture, if you will. Right away Psalms 67 formed in my mind.
This Scripture gained my interest after I read it and saw it has 7 verses (I met you 7 days into the month of May). In this Psalm the writer also prays and speaks for God to “bless”, 3 times (verses 1, 6, and 7). To “BLESS” is appropriate since I am convinced that meeting you was a blessing from God for my willingness (obedience) to Him. And in verse 2, we see God’s “saving health” among the nations. “SAVING HEALTH” is appropriate since you work in the health care industry:
(1) “God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
(2) That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
(3) Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
(4) O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
(5) Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
(6) Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
(7) God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.” - Psalms 67:1-7 (KJV)
All for the love of Jesus,
P.S. Can I ask you a question? Well, two questions:
1) Where do you go to church?
2) When is your BIRTHDAY?
The image below represents how the answer was given to me (significant is 5-7-9 date met I Sandra):
The date that the Lord gave me to purchase an RVG 2010 was June 4 (6/4), 2010. That turns out to match a very significant Bible verse that is:
“Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.” - Song of Solomon 6:4 (KJV)
On June 19 (6/19), 2010 I read Genesis 24 with my mother during our bi-weekly Bible reading. I was quickened to my heart as I read the final verse – verse 67 – which speaks of the comfort Isaac receive of his wife – which is a prophetic word from God for myself and Sandra López to be husband and wife:
“And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” - Genesis 24:67 (KJV)
On June 30 (6/30), 2010 I asked the Lord to give me a “now” word concerning what He would have me do concerning nurse Sandra Mantilla of Providence Hospital (the Lord had me tell Sandra M. that it was His will for me to disciple her in the Lord – and on 11/16/09 I asked to her to pray about whether this is what the Lord wants us to do – 7 months and 14 days elapsed between 11/16/09 and 6/30/10). Then I spoke the word “Hallelujah”, and I got the answer: “Take care of Sandra [López].”
“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.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) Amen. Choosing human reasoning over faith and obedience is the wicked way.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” - James 1:5 (KJV) If Jesus is truly Lord of our lives, we must get direction, and follow it!
WHO CAN TURN HIM?
The answers to prayer I received in May are astonishing to me. Because if what Brother Bruce heard was God (“your obligation to Sandra has ended”) and if what I heard was God (“Take care of Sandra”) – God felt the feeling of my infirmity in my dark hour (He hear our cries) and the prayer did “turn” his heart. After reading through the Book of Job again, I was awestruck by what has apparently come to pass. THANK “Jehovah” God:
“But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him. Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him. For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me: Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.” - Job 23:13-17 (KJV)
There are two examples that come to mind from the prophets and the writings in the Tanakh (“Old Testment”) where men’s prayers did turn God’s heart. One is Moses the prophet. The other is king Hezekiah. Let’s look at these:
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.” - Exodus 32:7-14 (KJV) Wow.
“In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city. And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken; Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.” - Isaiah 38:1-8 (KJV) Long lived King Hezekiah. “So teach us to number our days” O Lord (Psalms 90:12).
YE’SHUA (JESUS) DELIVERS/SAVES
“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” - Psalms 30:4-5 (KJV)
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Firehawk photo represents God’s salvation/deliverance. In 1998 I began feeling a leading of the Lord to begin to shop for a Firebird to get for my father to drive by faith, it would by faith since he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1996, and was committed to a nursing home in 1999 (so it would take a miracle for him to drive again). I found the car at the end of 1999 and it looked like the miracle was unfolding when it suddenly fell apart – I did not get the car – and I felt like both my dad’s healing and eternal salvation were gone. I thought all was lost and that it was my fault. A spirit of depression set in – the devil’s lies being magnified. But God STILL worked, for Jesus saved my dad in the ULTIMATE way! See “Firebird For Father” (chapter 31), “Enter Not Into Temptation” (chapter 36), and “Victory Through Obedience” (chapter 37) at http://www.fmh-child.org/PilgrimsProgress.html. Ye’shua (Jesus) delivered/saved me out of the jaws of depression, too – so I can say, “I’m free, I’m really free!” :-)
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy…” - Psalms 126:1-5 (KJV)
The Firehawk (Firebird) is a memorial that God is faithful to save the seeking heart – even when persons (in this example it’s me and my dad) apparently fail on the Lord’s prescribed course. Seeking Jesus is essential. God will work with (bless, provide, prosper) willing hearts – those who have sincere hearts toward Him:
“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.” - 1 Chronicles 28:9 (KJV)
All who have committed to the Judeo-Christian walk of faith and righteousness need encouragement in the trials of this life. And the encouragement may come in the form of a drive-by-faith photo of a Firehawk/’Bird: Firebird (Dad’s ’00) = Deliverance
“…To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” - Psalms 30:12 (KJV)
To celebrate the birth of Christ and “stand in awe” of His beauty and majesty is a wonderful part of belonging to Him. In these present days, commercialism and humanism have tarnished what Christmas should really be. A study on the origin of Christmas (which Catholicism “Christianized” from the pagans) can be helpful in keeping celebrations pure. The beloved Brother, Pastor, and ex-occultist David J. Meyer (June 5, 1950 - June 8, 2010) wrote the eye-opening article “The Origin Of Christmas”. See it at http://www.fmh-child.org/Christmas.html.
There’s a road that leads to life, there’s a road that leads to peace
Harmony, security, are at the end of this road
A destination, destined to give new life
A destination, destined to heal the broken hearted
For an oasis in the desert
Walk on the narrow road
For the highway that leads to life
Stay on the narrow road
Though few are those who find it
It’s there for those who seek it
An eternal oasis of love
There’s a high way there’s a low way
There’s a right and a there’s a wrong way
There’s a broad way, and there’s a narrow way
The choice is yours, choose the right way
For an oasis in the desert of life we’re traveling through
Come and drink, come and drink and never thirst again
Seek the hidden treasure
Don’t give up or give in
Drink the living water
And never thirst again!
– Michael Turner (2001)
“Bless His (Jesus’) HOLY name”!!!
July 14, 2010
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(PRAISE be the LORD)
(v9) The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
(10) I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
(11) I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
(12) Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
(13) I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
(14) Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me [be my security].
(15) What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
(16) O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
(17) Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
(18) For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
(19) The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
(20) The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD…” - Book of Isaiah 38:9-20 (KJV)
“ALL FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS”
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