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The day is upon us

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Call me what you wish, but know this. I will deliver what I feel the Lord is telling me to say. The day of the Lord is upon us. Even in the midst of darkness His word and his Spirit will still be active. I have chopped up this passage below because of its length, and I have highlighted those things that my spirit feels strongly about.

Although the time to come is not going to be pretty God will show himself strong through the life of the person that will call upon Him. The word of God will never pass away, and the Holy Spirit of the living God will remain upon this earth, drawing all who will turn to Him.

Joel 2:1-32 NIV Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand-- (2) a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. ....a large and mighty army comes, ..... (6) At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. ...... (10) Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (11) The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? (12) "Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning." (13) Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. (14) Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing-- ......... Let them say, "Spare your people, LORD. ...... (28) "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. (29) Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. (30) I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. (31) The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. (32) And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

We, the pathetic Laodecian church, the one He calls lukewarm, who have expressed their distaste for the power and presence of God, will now witness those that have had enough mediocrity rise up in power like never before. This is not about money, this is about my presence in the lives of willing people. I am crying out in the streets for the lost and wayward to come, and will respond rapidly to those who turn to me, who press in to me. I will, says the Lord, Rise upon the land and show myself strong. Never again will people mock my name. I am calling forth my army. The call has gone out; come. If you will turn to me, desiring me, I will overwhelm you with my presence, and you will know me as you have never known.
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