Oblivious to Evil

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Beloveds of the Lord,

Today I have been overtaken by the Lord’s heart regarding the oblivious condition of the church toward evil. Every store I go to I am greeted by ghouls, skeletons, vampires, and grotesque masks and costumes along with ghosts and ugly jack-o-lanterns. To me it is a blight and my soul is vexed over this tribute to evil. But, sadly, I have discovered that much of the church goes about its day oblivious, or worse, they are preparing to celebrate evil right along with the world on October 31st.

My concern got me wondering why Halloween is a day to celebrate evil and that got me researching. I found out a lot of historic things about it having roots in pagan ceremony and superstition, but what really grabbed me a couple of years ago was the revelation that it is the night Martin Luther posted his theses on the church door for all to read. It was on October 31st 1517 that the wickedness of the then current religious order was exposed and the truth of the Word of God was restored to the people. The Reformation was birthed 500 years ago this Month! Oh, how the devil hated that then and how he hates it now! He has been seeking revenge ever since, successfully perverting a night, then a day, and now we deal with an entire month or more of disgusting evil displayed everywhere we go. And sadly, he has succeeded in desensitizing a huge portion of the church to the evil, and has successfully managed to get many of them to celebrate the evil and not the Reformation. (Read my article about this scheme of our enemy at: Should we Celebrate October 31st?)

It’s not clear how the church became so oblivious to evil. Some how, somewhere along the line, the church leaders decided to ignore Halloween occult practices, incorporate them as a draw, condone them openly and/or adopt them. That didn’t make any of it less evil, it just became less obvious as it hid behind the skirts of the church. People going to church were taught to accept it because their leaders did.

The result is that few church leaders in the USA now-a-days preach against the evils of it. But,  I love God’s kids too much to let the year go by without saying something that may penetrate the lies and encourage even one person to step away from the wickedness of Halloween.

Though you may be one that thinks I am old fashioned or overreacting,  I am not moved by your protests, so don’t bother to write.  Nor will I accept or acknowledge excuses that “it is all in fun” or “it’s all make believe” or “we do it for the kids.” None of that washes and I won’t respond to those comments either.  Why am I so stubborn on this?  Two reasons:  First and foremost, the word of God says to reject evil, even the appearance of it. To me the evil of Halloween has been and is quite obvious.

Here are just a couple of verses, out of many that are in the Word of God, telling us to turn away from evil things like Halloween and do good instead:

Amos 5:14 – 15 (NRSV) Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

1 Peter 2:15 – 16 (NRSV) For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish. As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil.

Secondly,  I have first hand knowledge of the evils of the occult and its supposedly innocent fun beginnings “for the kids.” My Lord Jesus delivered me out of that trap in 1990. Celebrating Halloween as a child, led me to fascination with the occult. Living my life in occult New Age practices for over 20 years as an adult nearly killed me. I will never be silent regarding the dangers to both children and adults of playing around with demonic things, including Halloween,  because I personally KNOW what can happen and I don’t want it to happen to you or your children!

You can read my testimony on cherylbirchministries.com .  You can also view my testimony that was recorded a couple of years ago. I spoke regarding the need to step out of evil contrasting with a Halloween decorated set. View it by clicking Here.

As well, I have written an article from my heart called  What Part of Evil is Good?

So, what if this article or my testimony has touched your heart and you are ready to step away from Halloween? How does one combat this evil?  Answer: Renounce it. Repent for entertaining it and participating in it. Receive forgiveness and determine to step into GOOD! Evil is overcome by good!

Then, this time of year,  start celebrating the Reformation! Have a Reformation Party for the kids. Sure candy is great and lots of treats.  Cute, not evil, costumes add to the festivities.  Celebrate with great joy! Have fun! Our God loves a good party that honors Him!  When folks say “Happy Halloween” reply with “Happy Reformation Day!” When folks ask if you celebrating October 31st answer: Yes! I celebrate the Reformation every year.

Does that work? Yup! Been doing it for years and the conversations are astounding. The presence of God is remarkable. People ask questions! What is the Reformation? It opens doors to telling people it’s a celebration of the word of God or the Bible. That opens up a door to tell them about Jesus.

In this, the 500th year of God restoring His Word to us, let’s honor HIM on October 31st and give the devil a GOOD kick in his back side!

With much love to you always,

Rev. Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

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Hang On!

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This is a dream and message of HOPE for the USA.
Yesterday (August 21) I was quite despondent all morning and very concerned in the spirit over our nation and our future. That is unusual for me as I have been inspired by Holy Spirit to stand in great hope for the USA even during the darkest of times. But, I had seen in a dream something disturbing. I saw a great house. It was Colonial, painted white with black trim. It was three stories with pillars out front, lovely green landscaping, on a hill overlooking water. There was bright sunshine on the house at all times. Then before my eyes the house was ripped apart. Holes in the roof and walls appeared. Windows broken and shutters askew. There was a man working desperately to save the house, but as fast as he repaired it new destruction occurred. He worked harder, sweating. He took off his shirt, tightened his belt, and worked on the house but, it kept falling apart and missiles blew holes in it. He finally fell on his face exhausted and lay on the ground. He got up after a bit and walked toward the water and stepped on to a wooden boat dock. He fell into the water face first, rolled over, face to the sun, and floated away out of my sight. Very oddly his chest shown brightly with radiant gold. I woke up horrified and saddened.
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But, the dream was not what I thought it was. No, in seeking the Lord, it was not the depiction of destruction, loss and suicide that my soul perceived. It was a depiction of the church finally letting go of working hard to keep up a structure our loving Father is trying to tear down. Holy Spirit quickened to me that it was specifically a picture of the USA church. The Colonial house indicated the church in the USA stemming from her very beginnings.
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The man in the dream represented all the ministers of the gospel trying to keep things the way they are – trying to hold back change and transformation of the USA church. But, we must be transformed. A reformation has begun. The old structure has to be removed and God’s structure built by His hands. When the man fell, it was on his face. Good position. He fell in humility. He walked away from the old and fell into the washing waters of the word of God, face first – in humility – and then turned around completely, facing the sun, and let the waters carry him withersoever God would have him go. It was a picture of submission, repentance, and turning to God’s ways. His heart glowed golden with God’s presence as he floated away.
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After the dream, I received this message from the Lord:
Hang on! For the prayers of the righteous have come before Me this day on behalf of the United State of America. Bow low before My Presence and I will raise you up as beloved children. Hold tight to me and watch as I cleanse your nation of wicked schemes from within, of plots to destroy, of long-term iniquity that seems impossible to overcome. Of these impossibles I say: NO MORE! What humankind cannot do, I CAN do and WILL do before your eyes and in the hearing of your ears.
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Let not sadness or grieving overtake you during this time. For on a grand scale, to the North, South, East and West, I will shake out and reveal the hidden things of men’s and women’s hearts. The sleepiness of your nation will change in a day. My Body is waking up and, as they come fully awake to the futility of their strivings and self-made kingdoms, they will see Me. They will see My Glory and the magnificence of who I AM will terrify them; but not to death. They will be startled and provoked to new life within their New Life. Such as I have done in their hearts will shine forth like the noonday sun. What they have treasured of their own doing will fall away as dust in the wind of My refreshing breath.
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The dry bones shall live! You shall live and serve Me and My purposes. You shall not die USA church but, it will feel like it as I transform every aspect of you inside and out.
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Evenings will be sweet in My Presence and mornings drenched with the dew of My love. Your days will be filled with joy in the harvest and in the night hours I will speak clearly and show you all that must take place. And, I will strengthen you for the season of trials to come.
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Yes! Bow low before Me, my dear ones, and trust Me implicitly to bring you to the place of your greatest, your highest, call in Me. A place of supernatural servanthood.
Your nation is My nation and I will shut the mouths of those who curse her; the mouths of those within and those without.
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Every nation is My nation and what belongs to Me, I am about to take out of the hands of those who hate Me. Salvation shall flood the earth. Though the battle be fierce, Rejoice! Look up! Watch! See what I will do in your midst and Rejoice!
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Respectfully submitted,
Rev Cheryl Birch
8-22-16

Prayer Alert

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For over a year I have been encouraging the intercessors and remnant leaders to pray for each other because the Lord showed me our prayer covering needed strengthening. The amount of prayer needed for the days we are in is insufficient as too many folks are not praying or they are wavering in unbelief as they pray. This has been a continuous “nudging” and reminder by the Holy Spirit.

On 4-13-15 I heard an alarm sounding. It is like an insistent alarm clock and it is LOUD. The Lord is telling me it is a Prayer Alarm. We need to pray for each other and families NOW, body of Christ! This message is time sensitive. Something is shaking and stirring and we need a release of angels to set up a perimeter and right now! I am calling out to the Father to set up shields over the intercessors, remnant leaders and those whom we love. To protect our cities, states and nation! There is no panic or fear in this. If we obey and pray all will be well! The Blood of Jesus has already made a way for us!

Some things have already occurred in the lives of many of you this past 2 weeks. If there has been illness, hardship, tragedy or accident… Pray, believe, BELIEVE BIG, do not waver and the Lord will quickly heal and restore. Waves of glory will pour out of heaven to wash away all pain, hurt, fear. What remains is love power and a sound mind! This skirmish will quickly end as we unite in prayer agreement.

This message is for the world wide church: The enemy cannot prevail!! The God of all the Universe is about to scatter him.

Reformation has begun… Restoration is assured! Revival is imminent! Restitution is on the way!

Pray Big! Believe Big!

Submitted by Rev Cheryl Birch
Received 4-13-15

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