Thursday, September 29, 2011

What happened 9/24 @ 4:22...?

I had a dream the end of August that caused me to awaken while saying out loud 9/24 4:22 "There will be a test and you must pass." My husband heard what I was saying and wrote it down. We didn't fully understand what this was about until receiving the letter below. We had been feeling the feelings and experiencing the "What??" of everything as well as the desire...great desire to go greatly deeper with the LORD Jesus. But only until reading this letter did we feel we understood our feelings and we were able to realize what the dream vision was all about. You see, there was in the dream a person passing out a typing sheet size blue paper that had a hole in the center top of it that showed many many people had received this same message and she had still more in her hand to yet pass out. She did so saying there would be a test and you must pass. A clear voice said "9/24 4:22" that was directed to me and all who could and would hear. Perhaps you heard the same or maybe are feeling the same? Then read this letter below and ready yourself. God bless you. I don't know if I'll be blogging steady husband and I are people on the move and another mission task is imminent even if it is in the USA. Mission work is time consuming and not very conducive to blogging but I miss you all!


Dear Friends,
Has the enemy been causing you to wonder why you have been going through so much and as if you have been abandoned? Have you felt as if you have "missed it," or "gone crazy," or have lost your "grace" to continue on? Or as though you have somehow fallen out of the protection of the Lord? Has the collective harassment of man and the spiritual realm gotten "to" you in a big way? Do you just plain have a big "WHAT?!" in your mind and heart that you have been holding up to the Lord?
Many have been going through such a season. The truth of the matter is that it is likely none of the above. Simply put, it rains on the just and the unjust, and you are part an arising remnant, being ironed out and having the "spots" removed to become that pristine Bride of Christ, awaiting Her King.
We are now in the time period on the Jewish calendar known as the "Days of Awe" - Rosh Hashana to the Day of Atonement, headed into a new year.
Changes, changes, changes. Time to shift gears.
God asked Adam, "Where are you?" In this season, He is asking that of us too. So let's ask that of ourselves, as well as, "Where am I headed? "Where do I want to go?" & "Lord, how can I get there?" Then as we pass beneath His Shepherds Rod for inspection & promotion during this time and the Lord speaks to our minds and hearts, let's write down what He shows us (Habakuk 2:2-4). Then go for it, as it says in Philippians 3:13-14: (13) "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, (4) I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus"
I heard the word "astonish." It means, "To strike with sudden and usually great wonder, surprise, or fear. Also: "To amaze, surprise, astound, bowl over, dumfound, flabbergast, floor, rock, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, thunderstrike."
I had a sensing that what we are about to see happen will "astonish" us. It will be the days of Biblical proportion. A "great and terrible" day of the Lord. Great for those of us who know and serve the Lord; terrible for those who do not.
The news media will be reporting things that will cause even them to seek the Lord all the more, and they and the people who watch will truly be astonished.
The greatest thing we can possess in this time is God's "peace that passes all understanding." That's not something that can be bought or sold. It can only be given by our God, and received and walked in by us as we run to Him for safety and sanity.
This past year was the "beginning of woes" in natural disasters. This coming year there will be others. The Watchmen/women must be on the Wall of Intercession and stand in the gap. Those who can and are able to help must step up to the plate. Many are being called now to be in place. For some, that means they are being led into and trained for disaster preparedness and even the chaplaincy throughout the Land in order to assist those in need. For others, it means they are preparing their homes, land, or churches for what is ahead. The heart of the church is being sensitized and prepared, "For such a time as this."
There will be a restoring of the righteous fear of God as these things occur. Many will flock to the Church to find answers and provision, for the government will fail them. But it will also cause some ungodly ones to get angry and lash out against the Christian church.
Because of increased persecution of Christians, more and more are being called to restore the "Book of Acts" type of "House to House" churches. They are a part of the remnant that will "endure to the end."
God is calling forth champions and heroes that legends are made of. Those who will travel even by motorcycle or horseback to do the bidding of the Lord, even in dangerous territory.
I heard, "Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. Prepare while you can." - Very important to install those water wells and hand operated pumps; stockpile food and resources; to begin now to grow your own food; and even prepare your homes, barns, and/or land for those who will need to take refuge with you in the days to come.
As I heard the word "prepare" repeated, I was made known that it meant mentally, physically, and spiritually, for we will need to be ready in every way.
There will be those who find themselves homeless at times in days ahead, while others who have the provision will arise to the occasion and provide. Some will live in their vehicles or in tents on land that has been reserved to be "places of refuge" that God has been preparing for these days. Others will share homes, and some will even live within the walls of church facilities.
Prepare for "suddenlies" of all kinds. And know that God has you hidden beneath the shadow of His Hand to love on and nurture you in the days ahead. He owns this world and all that is in it, and provision is in His Hands to distribute. The angels of Heaven have been prepared for this Day.
Do not second guess yourself if the Lord awakens you and tells you to "GO NOW!" and to "DO THIS!" or "DO THAT!" - Be ready for it.
One day when I was getting ready to go to work when I worked at Jim & Tammy Bakker's PTL/Heritage USA, the Lord spoke to me to make an extra lunch and take it to work with me. At first I thought I was crazy, but then I thought, "What would it hurt? If someone else doesn't need it, then I'll have it there for tomorrow." We started every day with devotions, and when ours began, one of my co-workers said she forgot to bring her lunch. I said, "That's ok. God had me make an extra lunch for you." He is SO faithful! That was obedience on a small scale....But it was big to that lady that God did that for her! She wept!
Then I'll never forget the story of how David Wilkerson heard the Lord tell him to have his people make sandwiches - lots of sandwiches - the weekend before 9/11 happened. He didn't know why. He and his people simply obeyed. And they were first responders to help feed the many rescue workers during that time.
"ASTONISHING TIMES" ahead, for sure. Times that will amaze, surprise, astound, bowl over, dumfound, flabbergast, floor, rock, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, & thunderstrike many. But we have an astonishing God who is greater than anything or anybody who has GOOD plans for us! Plans to prosper and not to harm us. Plans to give us a hope filled future! (ref. Jer. 29:11)
Our job? That's in Jer. 29:12: "Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me and I will listen to you And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, we come to you in the name of Jesus. Here we are, Lord. Use us. Speak to us, for we are listening and searching for You and Your answers with all our hearts. We ask you that we would be found faithful and obedient in these times. Let none of us pass through this life until we have fulfilled the purpose, call, and destiny for which you formed us. Cause us to be blessed to be a blessing and encouragement to others, and to glorify You by building and supporting Your Kingdom and making YOU famous! We love you! In Jesus Name, Amen.
- Joni Ames
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Confession of our president.

Did you see and hear this? No matter how often I hear this and to hear now from President Obama himself, I have trouble getting my hands around all this means; it is so unthinkable. Listen to the whole video. Don't dismiss this as same o same o. Start and stop the video to read when necessary and get the whole meaning.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Oil and Wine Continued....

Things are happening and people are working hard to get this info out. Let us help with the process.
The gulf is forming a huge bubble of methane gas some 20 miles in measurement on the sea floor and is believed to be going to blow in 60 to 90 days counting from the end of June 2010. It is being figured to wash off the state of Florida and a whole lot more.
What I can best say is pray, pray, pray and get your discernment of what you should do. Some are preparing to take in homeless or displaced people as a community effort here in Minnesota. Some are obviously "getting it" when they would prepare to do that! Praise God!
The minimum would be to check your stock, I would think, and re-check that your prayer partner connection is still intact and strong!
Here is the meat of this blog and I picked very carefully three of what I think is the best of these videos to cover the story the most completely. three minutes long. [short version] 15 minutes long. [long version] 9 minutes and 33 secs. [this version is grafic and has two other sites that are clickable right on the video face that are fasinating also.]
Thanks to other watchers, this info has been made readily available to me to share with you. I am pressed in the spirit by the Holy Spirit to share this and ask that you please pass this on in case someone needs this heads up NOW instead of when it is too late to "Come out of her my children." There are times to pack and take the lead. Pray and ask if this is that time for you, all you who are in harms way?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

See that you hurt not the oil or the wine!

Well, if Israel is the wine, it is hurt. See this video.

And I believe we can all agree this is oil:

These are two videos we all need to watch, hear, and put on our prayer list...right at the top.

I am getting your emails and I appreciate them. My computer time is to minuscule to reply though. I am sorry. This is becoming a pattern that will not change for the coming months yet...please keep sending me your finds for to hear from you is a delight and to peek in on what you send is a treat. Thank you!

It is a pleasure to still walk with you in Spirit! Praise God!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What are the true facts?

It has come to my attention that news facts are getting distorted regarding Israel and the encounter of Israeli soldiers and the crew of the six ships that were attempting to break the blockade against entering into Gaza ports. I had read an article that put Israel in a very bad view point regarding the way they went about stopping the ships, especially regarding the one ship. However, just sent to me is this article that carries video evidence of the truth and it is, as usual, Israel that is taking the brunt of things. I post this here in the interest of truth. We can and should see for ourselves. Please click here:

The videos are impressive for carrying the truth but be sure to read the article too.

The overwhelming cry against Israel causes my spirit within me to cringe. Our God, the God of Israel will not be tolerating much more of this injustice of the apple of His eye now will He? The call to move out in His Name to His glory echoes in me all the more these days. It brings to light this song that is video choreographed well. See here:

Quickly let me just share one little thing. While in South Dakota helping a missionary with a garage sale, a woman came and literally sought salvation and another woman sought how to become involved with mission work to Canada which was the calling in her heart. The missionary is ministering to both of these people but clearly the fields are white with harvest. We are the laborers. Lets go!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel in a readied pre all out war stance!

Even in travels I have been keeping an eye on Israel as I pray for Jerusalem and was made aware that there were six anti Israel ships heading in to Gaza with what was being said to be supplies for the Hamas. The bay is under a blockade and has been for three years by Israel so more weapons and especially not weapons of a nuclear caliber would not reach Gaza where Israeli's enemies, the Hamas reside. However the tunnels in the south of Gaza coming up from Egypt are bringing up weapons in a steady insidious way including hand guns and rifles, grenades and hand rocket propellers, etc., according to Golden Reports read here.

Well, early this Memorial day of ours, Monday 5/31/2010, While that part of this day was night here but daylight there, Israel took it's stance to maintain the blockade and warned the six pro Hamas ships to stay back. The ships fained obedience until daylight and then prostrated intent to break the blockade which brought weapon fire from the Israeli's killing two men on board and injuring several others on one ship while the five other ships held their position. Much more about the article can be read here.

We can look at the above articles and see Ezekiel 38 is forming up and about to jump into a front line event. That scripture has never been so close to being fulfilled as now with Turkey taking such a high interest.

So, granted, there is a bruise that will not be healed according to Jeremiah and more. Read here: Jeremiah 30 (King James Version)

Verses 11-17

11For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

12For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

13There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.

14All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.

15Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

16Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

17For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

But also clear is that God is for Zion, He will restore her, and she, Zion, is still the apple of God's eye and always will be. Never stop praying for and supporting Zion. We who bless her will be blessed. That promise of God has not ceased. See here: Genesis 12:3 KJV
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Two more alarming articles that will speak for themselves are these.

We, the USA, are positioning our nuclear ships around Iran even coming through the strait of Hormuz off the Persian Sea.


If tempers are not riled enough, you know how short fused people get when they do not have enough money. Well, here is a peek at what is happening in Spain which frightens all of Europe again. Remember only the other day the howling in the streets of Greece was heard...who next?

Let me share special though that where I am walking and having my being, the ministry is full and rich. The fields are ripe for harvest. While being one little cog of helping a missionary friend in South Dakota move, we were doing a yard sale when a woman approached and asked about receiving Christ. And another woman asked about how to get involved in missions to Canada. A great number of people took great interest in Christian materials available including Bibles, tracts, and deco. Happy to support the missionary who was going to Guatemala with me this Autumn.

I can not sign off without asking your prayers for Guatemala. I praise God who keeps me informed even of the country of my heart while I travel and am without TV or radio, for a man came to the yard sale and asked if we knew a volcano was erupting profusely in Guatemala? Then as I was finally able to access my email, I found emails from missionaries in Guatemala who were asking for prayer not only for the volcano but for the tropical storm Agatha who was pouring down record rainfall creating rivers of mud slides throughout the country. Please pray for the missionaries throughout Guatemala who are trying to continue God's work and help volcano and tropical storm victims as well. Two couples are Ed and Mary Fox and Mark and Dayle Annand and their three children. Their prayer request is that we pray for the people there who are suffering. See article here:

Thank you for following along with me as we keep the watch from where ever we are. God bless and hold you and put you to work to occupy where-ever you are for the time is short is it not? I leave you in Jesus' capable hands until the next time I am given a chance to post again.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Be comforted!

It never matters whether I am feeling low or high or on an even keel, there are scriptures that comfort me. I share them with you here:

1Thessalonians 4:13-18 (King James Version)

13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

It seems unnecessary to explain beyond the Word itself but in addition to it I share this today; I will only be blogging sparingly anymore and I wanted to remember a time where we will meet again for sure. I had a friend who would part saying, “here or there or in the air, I will see you later!”

This summer I would be happy to see you at Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat. I will be there until the beginning of September. Here is the web site to see where and what this camp is all about: You are welcome to come anytime!

This Fall I will go to Guatemala for several months. Even until camp again next summer. Unless, of course, the above scriptures become fulfilled first!

So thank you for all the emails, blog suggestions, and keeping me in the loop with you. Those who became a friend though all this, thank you! I am grateful this friendship is in Christ and therefore endless!

But because internet access will not always be convenient and as in the case of Guatemala and the high lands that I go to, internet is almost nil at times, I can only anticipate a random blog if at all and even the email responses will be rare.

God bless and keep you always!