Its God Who Appoints

  God, through his heavenly messengers, prophets, and apostles, has told us that the kingdoms of the world are His, and that He appoints whomever He wants to rule. On the other hand, Satan once said that the kingdoms of the world are his and that he appoints whomever he wants. Who should Christians, especially pastors, writers of evangelical books, and those who teach doctrine to brethren, believe? 
  There are Christians who, influenced by the russellistic heresy, think that Satan is the one who rules the world and sets rulers in power. The Bible says just the contrary; it says that God sets kings in their kingdoms. The only thing that Satan and demons can do is tempt rulers according to their lusts, trying to derail God’s plans. But it doesn’t mean that they rule this world or that they set kings in their kingdoms. Satan and demons also tempt Church leaders, pastors, and denominational leaders to make them go astray. They try to twist God’s plans. This doesn’t mean that Church leaders, pastors and denominational leaders are set in their positions by the Devil, nor that churches and denominations belong to Satan. God permits, till certain limits, wickedness in government, churches, denominations, etc., but this doesn’t mean that Satan rules over these institutions. 
  The Scripture speaks very plainly about who puts and removes kings. Let us read what the Prophet Daniel has to say about this. 

       “And he changeth the times and the seasons; He removeth 

kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, 

and knowledge to them that know understanding. He revealeth

 the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness,

 and the light dwelleth with him.” ( Dn 2: 20-22 ) 


  As we have read, Daniel, who knew best, more than all the members of the ruling body of the russellites, declares that God is the one who removes and appoints kings. It is not a vague statement that you have to ponder about, it is a plain statement that you just have to hear in order to understand. 
  If we read Dn 2: 37 we will see Daniel telling Nebuchadnezzar, the most powerful king who ever reigned, that his kingdom and power was given by God. Daniel does not say that Satan gave it Nebuchadnezzar. Nevertheless, that is what many Christians and all russellites believe. 


  “Thou, O king, art a king of kings, for the God of heaven 

hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, glory.”

( Dn 2: 37 ) 


  A couple of chapters later, in Dn 4: 13-17 the Bible says that a “watcher and holy” told Nebuchadnezzar about this issue. 


  “13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold,

a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven. 14 He cried

 aloud, and said thus….. 17 This matter is by the decree of the 

watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the 

intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in 

the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and

setteth up over it the basest of men.” 

  ( Dn 4: 13-17 abbreviated ) 


  It is perfectly clear who the kingdoms of the world belong to. Or maybe the russellites know more than this “watcher and holy” that came to Earth sent by God? Could it be? After this declaration of the watcher, Daniel affirms again twice more that the kingdoms are God’s. Let us read. 


  “25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling 

shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee

 to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of 

heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know

 that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and

 giveth it to whomsoever He will. 26 And whereas they 

commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom

 shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known 
  that the heavens do rule.” ( Dn 4: 25-26 ) 


  “31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice 

from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is 

spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. 32 And they shall 

drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts

 of the field; they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven

 times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High

 ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He 

will.” ( Dn 4: 31-32 ) 


  A voice sent from God told Nebuchadnezzar that God appoints kingdoms to whomsoever He wants. Satan, russellites, and sadly some Christians, say that it is Satan who appoints the rulers of the world. Is there any hesitation about to whom we should believe? 
  Many years later, in chapter 5, Daniel, speaking to Belshazzar about his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar’s experience, reiterates who the kingdoms of the Earth belong to. 


  “And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was

 made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses;

 they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the

 dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the 
  kingdom of men, and that He appointeth over it whomsoever 

he will.” ( Dn 5: 21 ) 


  It is interesting to notice that all this is said to a gentile king, so that the russellites could not allege that the only kings that God appointed were those of the Israelite theocracy. 
  Now let us see what Jesus says about this issue. When Jesus was presented before Pilate, this Roman governor arrogantly told Jesus that he could crucify or release him. At that time Jesus told him that his power came from God. Let us read. 


  “Then saith Pilate unto him: Speakest thou not unto me?

 Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have 

power to release thee? Jesus answered:Thou couldest have 

no power at all against me, except it were given thee from 

above. Therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the 

greater sin.” ( Jn 19: 10-11 )


Its only a flesh wound

While sitting at the computer, handling the business of the ministry, I heard the Lord say, “Don’t panic, it’s just a flesh wound.” Immediately, the Spirit of the Lord took my mind to a cartoon character from my childhood named Snagglepuss that would often get shot at by the villain’s of the show. He would always say, after being afflicted with a gunshot wound, don’t panic, it’s only a flesh wound. These words ring in my Spirit and I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying that many shots have been fired by the enemy to hinder the SAINTS. God has even allowed some shots to afflict us- but DON’T PANIC, IT’S JUST A FLESH WOUND. See, beneath and beyond this flesh of ours, there resides the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, when God allows us to be afflicted by the enemy, and by the cares of life, DON’T PANIC- It’s just a flesh wound. The blood of Jesus and the balm of Gilead is there to make sure that the shots fired against us don’t penetrate out HEARTS, although they may brush up against our flesh! 

Prophet Antonio Burkes
Leave my Judas Alone……

Thank you Lord for all you done for me!!!!

This is a short word of encouragement to all the Saints that feel like they want to throw in the towel and call it quits. I just want to say hold on and be strong the Lord has not forgotten you. He knows everything that you are going thru and he has a perfect plan for you…… against all odds hang on in there. Know that I love you and I am praying for you all always!!!!!

Your next………So accept it!!!!!!!

This is what the Holy Ghost is saying to you, I am calling you to come closer to me closer than you have ever been, because I have anointed you to be next, I have seen your faithfulness, wake up and work that thing and don’t let it work you, don’t cry no more cause you are rejected, its already done so just depend on me. U may not know that you are next, but I keep hearing something and yes its telling me that you are next. The idea of next must be clearly understood, and you must have in your constant attention, God wants you to be only concerned with the middle, because he has you beginning and end!!!!!!!!!!! Remember that next is better and yes you can handle the weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Break out before you break out down……………..

Break out before you break down…………is the word the Lord spoke to me a couple of years ago. I was going thru a emotional time, physically and spiritualy. I now know that it was the enemy who had issued a trial. What the enemydidn’t know was that I was going to make it thru. I went to church several days and seemed not to be able to recieve from the Lord. So, on the last night of the revival I went to church a little early so that I could go to the prayer chambers alone. As I was in the prayer chambers, I began to speak to the Lord as Habbakuk did, I asked the Lord what was the problem. I know that I hadn’t sinned,I was keeping His commandments and my ways were pleasing to Him. And after complaining and whinning, the Lord just simply spoke to me and said that the test was designed to make my mind snap, it was designed to make me turned my back on GOD…………and then the Lord said Break out, or break down. SO that night in the service, they were singing a song and some of the lyrics stated that He was Lord of the Breakthrough………and I began to extol the Lord and needless to say. All is well with me……….to God be the glory for the things that HE has done for me!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t cry………..its just God

Don’t cry…..Its just GOD
I know sometimes in Ministry, things can get so demanding. You are pulled in so many directions that you don’t know heads from tails. But I come to tell you that your test only comes because God wants to give you a testimony. When God allows usto go through situations, its not to make us fail, but it is to show Himself strong on your behalf. He wants to show the world that He is capable of everything;”Is there anything too hard for GOD?” So the next time when your walk seems to Hard for you to endure……………….remember, “Don’t Cry…..its just GOD!!!!!!!!!!

The Shifting is over……………..A word for 2008

No more is there to be a shifiting, for now says God, we have transitioned into this new phase, my house shall once again bear My glory and not just My name, it is I who have called you to this Holy calling, you were not appointed by a man but I called you, you shall once again walk with true power and authority, it will not be man-made, but God established and ordained by me, says God, to every SAINT, in everything give thanks, for I did not say about every good thing, but I said in everything!!!!

It shall be done

The bible declares that: The Lord is not slack concerning HIS promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us(2 Peter 3:9). I thank God today for His faithfulness to me, even when I am not faithful to Him. The Lord has always fullfilled His words that He has spoken to us. He has never lied, and he word declares that Heaven and Earth would pass away before he word becomes a lie. The Old Saints say that He would make a lie the truth, before he would allow His words to fall to the ground. So I thank the Lord for His everlasting faithfulness to me, because HE has been so faithful even when I didn’t deserve HIS faithfulness. SO I say THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL YOU DONE FOR ME!!!!!!

I made up my mind not to die here…….

2 Kings 7:3-5(AMP) says 3Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the city’s gate; and they said to one another, Why do we sit here until we die?
4If we say, We will enter the city–then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there; and if we sit still here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the army of the Syrians. If they spare us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
5So they arose in the twilight and went to the Syrian camp. But when they came to the edge of the camp, no man was there.
The leapers had a hard decision to make, for they knew that if they stayed where they were, death was certain. Its the same way in the Spirit realm, when we get complacent in our walk with God we tend to forget that, that area in your life is just a passing thru station, and he has called top greater dimension in Him. I am encourage eveyone that is on this walk with God, not to die where they are, if wer make up our minds and not fall behind, you will indeed reap the “Syrians” spoils.

Watch what you say……………?

Ecclesiates 5:6 says, “Don’t allow your mouth to suffer your flesh to sin.” This is a revelation word the Lord gave me concerning what comes out of your mouth and the fact that sometimes we as Saints need to be careful with what we say. For instancem if we tell someone that we are gonna do something, whether its coming to their house, or if we give our word in general; if we don’t keep it, we have just lied. I know something may have came up and it may have been that a family member was hospitalized and you were with them(personal experience), but if you don’t do what you said; you have allowed your mouth to cause you to sin. So all I am saying to the body of Christ is that to watch what you say!!!!!!!!!!!