I have so much to write about and update you on...first, I received quite a few people from around the world who were curious about last month's word for the US based mail-out newsletter, so I've decided to share a bit here as well. You won't be lost if you didn't get last month's newsletter, so I'll pick it up with this month's mail-out 'part two', now included in this e-newsletter.
I also want to mention I'm doing Wednesday morning teachings live on Facebook - about 10 minutes each - I felt prompted to do this, and so I just ask the Father what He has in mind, and it just drops in me so I share basic points. I also post them on YouTube, just look up John C Fenn videos and you should see a few.
Some catching up to things the Father has told me:
I've shared several times before (but just to make sure everyone is on the same page), "The President and his policies will be more dangerous after he leaves office than when he was in" and "The collapse will come when conservatives are in charge" and the vision that went with that word: It was a vision of a playground slide with a man in a suit that I knew represented conservative's efforts, trying to climb the slide but every time he got part way up he would slide right down again, representing efforts to control entitlement programs and the budget expenses of the nation. I expect from that word progress will be made, but it won't be smooth sailing and will have setbacks.
With the election we have some clarity. His word to me that was if I recall in September 2004 in context about terrorist attacks on US soil that was 'Watch out when Hilary takes office" can be seen as Secretary of State and the many attacks in this nation since 2009, and the larger changes in the nation - we certainly have had to 'watch out'.
To pick up on the vision in October:
As the Father was speaking: I was flying (I thought just me at first, but then I realized I was in an airplane that represented the body of Christ in the US) - looking over the nation, in between cloud layers, in safety in sunshine (Son-shine) between 2 layers as the Father spoke.
The bottom layer, closest to the ground, was what He told me (Obama) would be doing in the cities to organize and move things around in terms of voting districts and people in the near future, and being smart about how they plan to change the nation. That is the main point; He said that he will be working to rearrange voting districts and pulling together formerly disconnected or loosely connected people into an organized movement and network across the big cities, which will be in place to stir civil unrest in the future.
He kept saying he and they were going to be 'smart' about it - the emphasis was on the organizing of demonstrations and dogged pursuit of change against the 'normal' American culture. Much of it would be unseen by most, and all this was what the bottom cloud layer was about, and it was an attempt at a grassroots organizing of protests for the purpose of breaking down society in opposition to what others are trying to do.
As He spoke it was like a playback of a highlights film before me, of instances when people disagreed with the President and he accused those who disagreed with him of being racist or homophobic and so on – unwilling to discuss issues intellectually, so he fell back to personal accusations directed to those who opposed his ideas.
Suddenly I saw him behind the scene in a puppet stage pulling strings unseen as a puppeteer using agencies and individuals to harass Christians and conservatives and such. (I’m just giving the main points lightly here for the sake of space) And I heard the Father say, “Now imagine taking that to a local level and organizing people who believe those things into a nation-wide network.” Only then did I get the scope of what He was showing me – the cloud covered most of the land, heaviest in the eastern US at first but almost in the Midwest equally so.
The top layer of cloud not visible from the ground was the new administration and there was a separation between the two cloud layers - as I said with us flying in between; one layer doing one thing and the top layer doing another, with me (us) flying in between.
This is the most important part for us: I was totally in peace - I was in between those layers - between the ugliness in the unrest in the cities and society, and in between the government's agenda: I (we) were in sunshine (Sonshine) in a safe place and flying (a type of going about life) in smooth air.
I've shared before how the Father often shares with me 'big picture' things while the Lord talks of the body of Christ. About 2 days after this word from the Father the Lord started talking to me about what would be going on in the body of Christ in this time, both in the US and around the world.
In the US He said church buildings - not just conservatives and Christians and Jews - but houses of worship will be attacked, and there is coming a time when many will not feel safe 'going to church'. He spoke of the continued rise of family and home based churches, and as He spoke a vision played out before me:
He and I were suddenly in someone's living room, standing more in the corner of the room while several people were talking and eating and playing with kids who were playing with some toy just off-center in the room. As they talked and some interacted with the small children, the Lord started pointing to different ones in the room, noting their particular differences theologically and emotionally with others in the room.
I won't share the details of what He said of each person in case what He was showing me was real people at some future time, but He pointed to a man and noted he believed some end times things that were different than anyone else in that church. He pointed to a woman who had strife issues He said with another woman in the room. He pointed to another couple and talked of their marriage difficulties, and so on around the room...including questions and hurts some of the children had.
And then He stopped and turn fully towards me saying, "But in that day, none of these things will matter. The days of luxury this nation and much of the world has had to dwell on differences of doctrine and arguments between themselves, are over. He was smiling as He talked, and I got the feeling He was inwardly thinking "Finally!" when He continued,
"Love will become the focus and many will grow up in that day and know what is truly important, which they've actually known all along but have stubbornly stuck to their childish ways. But there will be still more who have been caught up in the world and petty strifes and things which never were important, and they will be afraid and insecure when they see such things around them. Thinking they have been people of faith, they will discover they were not for they will have no peace- this is one way you'll know them - they won't have peace - but had placed their faith in man and man's doctrines and not me nor those who mind the things of me. In that day be gracious to those who repent, and watch that your heart not be hardened against them, though they knew all along the path to walk."
And there was more - but enough for now. Barb and I have long talked what would happen in the US if conservatives ever grew a backbone and put controls on federal spending and how those who are used to getting things for free would rebel - think that through Americans. But I also know there will be others who will rise up to confront some of the demonstrations and rioting that will come on this nation...a battle for the soul of the US is about to be engaged. Pray some of these things will be lessened or not happen at all.
On a personal note - we've been dealing with several things roughly the last 3-4 months I've not said anything about other than me and my AFib and battle to lose about 10 more pounds. I'm down 45 from my high, but still have 10 to go. Barb has been dealing with thyroid cysts which affect her whole system and after the first of the year will probably have the required surgery. But first, about the first of December will also be having her gallbladder removed - lots of tests these last 3 months, lots of thinking and research and prayer and...money, lol. That has been rough for her affecting everything in life, for the gallbladder, liver, and thyroid are all connected...so it has been rough, but she is very private and only now gave me permission to ask for prayer as she is nervous about it all, and just share with people.
Our insurance has a $7500 deductible, its the level of coverage we can afford as even for the 2 of us with our Christian co-op sharing it still costs over $500 per month for coverage, so we've been paying cash as we go and been able, plus the monthly fee - all I've alluded to in the newsletters is that we have some needs right now - but this surgery will be a big one as they're going to do a couple procedures, and then probably her thyroid cysts (at least) removed in January - so keep Barb in prayer, thanks so much.
As many of you know, health issues have a way of wearing you out and taking a lot of time. With each blood test, ultrasound, CT and MRI it is another doctor, another week, another missed communication leaving the sick person to bridge the gap between medical specialties when they aren't running here and there having tests and consultatons...it has worn her out.
Chris - I had a meeting with the leadership (CEO) of the group home - a company with about 300 or more clients in homes all over Northeast Oklahoma - trying to settle some issues we're having in Chris' group home while also providing ideas and solutions for the whole company. It was a good meeting, but we've had to deal a lot with staff changes and Chris' behaviors and such...thanks for your prayers.
In terms of family and home based house churches - they continue to be in all stages all over the globe. As I've said all along, it is the relationships that count - the world will pass but we are already in eternity and will know each other thousands of years from now - so we need to do as the Word says and make allowances for one another, be quick to apologize and make things right, and lose the focus on trivial fringe doctrines that cause fear and uncertainty.
Trips - depending on Barb's surgery(s) I'm still planning to start traveling again in February, but we've really needed this time to focus on her and Chris and network things. I hope you understand, I'm not flashy, we're just us trying to walk with the Father as best as we know. There are so many times I ask the Father how in the world He expects me to care for Chris 2 days a week plus the medical things and staff things Barb coordinates, do the ministry with all the prayer and study and writing and video and recording and traveling, and juggle sometimes everything from life and death issues half way across the world or closer to home, or soothe someone's hurt feelings over things they brought on themselves...it gets tiring. We are looking forward to the Thanksgiving break.
So that is why those of you who pray for us are so important. We've had people email saying we've been on their hearts are we okay, but I was only able to respond in generalities - and in the US those who send in prayer requests, and those who email - know that we love you, I pray for those requests - from getting a relative out of prison to healed relationship between parent and adult child to looking for work and so much more - it is a privilege to pray for you.
And to those who go the extra mile to donate and join with us in the ministry to the saints, no matter how big or small the gift, you will never know this side of eternity how your generosity and consistency bless us and provide for us. There are so many times the Father uses people just in the nick of time, and we just shake our heads in humble amazement of His care for us through you. Thank you for being in our lives, blessings,
John & Barb