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Ensnared in Traps of Our Own Making                     by  J.  Kirkpatrick
A Prophetic Rhyme for the End of Tim                     given to J. Glasco in prayer
A Word                                                                   from  J. Glasco

Ensnared in Traps of Our Own Making

by  J.  Kirkpatrick

There are many things in our life that can entangle us in their traps. What are the things that subtlety lie in wait, ready to deceive the believers in Christ?

"And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them." Psalm 106:36

Idols are things which consume more of our time then God does. These could be our job, home, children, sports, T.V., soap operas, radio, movies, etc. "Busy"ness in what we think we are doing for the Lord can also consume our time, not leaving us time to come apart in silence to hear what the Lord would have us to do. When we are involved in " things ", instead of the desires of the Lord, we have allowed idols in the place set apart for God. What we are involved in is what we talk about.

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." Luke 6:45

What we talk about is what fills our life. WE either speak of the things of God or the things of this life. The all-wise Solomon further reveals these overwhelming thoughts that lie in wait to entangle us in their traps:

"A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul." Proverbs 18:7

Too many times we allow our lips to expose what should not be in our thoughts in the first place. Beware of these traps in your walk. Listen to the words coming forth from your lips. What things are you dwelling on constantly? If God, and His desires, are not foremost in our minds and thoughts, other thoughts are controlling our minds. Where do these other thoughts come from? Are we able to discern the thoughts that entangle us? In his second letter to the Corinthian church, Paul shares how we can discern these entangling thoughts and reject them?

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." II Corinthians 10:5

Ask yourself honestly, what are the overwhelming thoughts that pervade my mind? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because of the "busy" ness of your day. Do you keep your job, your problems foremost in your mind? Or do you read the Word and pray before ending your day? The key is to apply the above scripture to release you from this trap. God's whole desire for His people is that they come apart and be still to hear His still, small voice in every area. Jesus spoke of another area that we as believers have allowed to take pre-eminence in our minds?

"And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the Word, and it becometh unfruitful." Mark 4:18

Are the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches controlling your every waking moment? Has the need for material riches and worldly security taken over your every thought? Have the cares of the world become overwhelming? Multitudes have been entrapped by their need for man's insurance plans, government taxes, social security, retirement funds, etc. Don't be fooled by those securities the world has to offer. Don't put your trust in all the things that are failing. All these things are going to be done away with. Put your trust wholly in the Lord who will never leave you or forsake you. When our trust is in God we can avoid the snares and traps of this world. God is calling. Will you come apart and hear His voice? by Jeannie Kirkpatrick

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10

A Prophetic Rhyme for The End of Time

Given to J. Glasco in prayer 11-28-95

A foretaste of what is to come
of end time preparation has begun.

Drinking out of cisterns hewn by man
will be removed by living in a barren land.

Many parts of my body are asleep
and through my judgments will be shaken
and some will awaken ---

Hearken to my words! Travail and weep
for the last end dying sheep.

Lie before me between the porch and the altar.
I will strengthen you as you intercede
so that you will not falter.

Sheep and shepherds alike have fallen without number.
Prophetic sayings and a trumpet's blast
cannot awaken them from their slumber.

Alas, alas ---

Forsake not my words and commands.
Flee from worldly contamination and self-made plans.

America has not been faithful to my sayings.
Her ways are lacking and I am now weighing ---

There is a price to pay this hour
for not leaning on, and trusting in me.

When tests, trials, and tribulations come,
mortal man will find life's battles have not been won.

I, the King, will call them into the Wedding Feast.
Invitations have I sent out.

Even to the very least, my people are too busy
and lack interest in what I have prepared.

False doctrines, seducing spirits, and the cares of this life
have them ensnared.

So I will send my messengers to compel
the lame, the poor, the maimed, the blind and demon possessed
to come to me from the highways and hedges to rest and be blessed.

This is the day that I have prepared
for the ones who have chosen me.

Spotless and without wrinkle are the garments they wear.
Overcoming by the blood of the Lamb
and the word of their testimony.


J.  Glasco, May 1995

There will come a time
When you must make a choice
Being part of this world
You cannot clearly hear my voice

Oh, I long for a people
Who will yield their wills
Thus by paying the price of sacrifice
I will melt this pure vessel at my holy hill.

Remember the Israelites of old
Who's hearts became hard and cold
Stubbornness prevailed
Rewards of the promised land I withheld

The time is hear for you to seek my face
For I am pouring out
My judgments on the human race


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