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Hell vs. Heaven

When I was a school kid, I won't tell you how long ago that was,  a part of our history class was, "Current Events."  It seemed like many of the students did not like that part of the history class, many did not like history period!  I was always intrigued by history.  I loved to study it, I actually loved the "Current Events" studies as well.  I also like politics!  I could have been a politician had I not been called to a higher calling!  I would hope that had I entered into politics I would not be like the vast majority of those "Bozo's" today!  I guess it's just as good that God called me to that higher calling!

Lately every day seems to be a current events bonanza!  One day the stock market is in the bottom of the tank, then a day like yesterday the Dow gained 500 points!  It seems that President Obama's popularity is beginning to wobble, I'm thinking that by the end of his first one hundred days that his approval rating will be in the bottom of the tank too!   

However in the midst of all of this "Current Events" stuff, I'm seeing another dynamic coming alive, that is the even greater conflict of hell vs. Heaven, or darkness vs. Light, or evil vs. Good... you know, things like that!

The other day I had a very brief vision of this activity.  It was not a long vision, but for a few seconds God gave me a quick glimpse at what is going on behind the scenes of all of this "Current Events" activity.  I was driving in our RV park, actually about to enter the parking place where we have "Pilgrim 1" parked, and in the trees above me I saw a quick glimpse into the spirit world and I saw darkness and evil fighting very hard against the angels of God.   I've seen these types of visions before, but it's been several years since I've seen the last one.  This time the battle was fierce with a lot of advancing and retreating by both sides.  Of course we know which side will win!  We've all read the end of the Book!  However, in the meantime, there will be much strong battle going forth from both sides!


Let's take a look at a very important passage of Scripture:

Ephesians 6:12 (New Living Translation)

12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Now let us look at it from a popular paraphrase:

Ephesians 6:12 (The Message)

A Fight to the Finish

" 10-12And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. "

"The Message" adds verses 10 and 11 as well.  I don't know about you, but I feel that this is pretty good advice in light of today's "Current Events!"  Certainly we have to take strong note of the fact that all of hell is active these days!  And saying this, we have to note that all of Heaven's host is on the job fighting the enemy like never before.  But....here's the point.. there is another force that should be fighting in this battle these days...You!  In Ephesians 6:12 Paul says, "We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies...."  Did you see it?  We are fighting too! 

You might ask, "Larry, how do we fight in these battles, in the midst of such a great war?"  The answer is simple, we advance the Kingdom of God by performing signs, wonders and miracles!  Now think about it for a minute....Your family member is very sick, what do you do?  Take them to the doctor?  I suppose you could, or you could find another sick person and lay hands on them with only one purpose in mind... see that person healed, delivered, saved and filled with the Holy Spirit!  Oh... you also may want them starting a new church and preaching the Gospel as well!  Get the point?  The battle rages today and the Church continues to sleep!  Oh... I forgot, the Church is not sleeping on Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon as we know that is our Christian time.  Then once we hit the buffet, our Christian time seems to end for another week!

Are you a Sunday morning Christian or are you in the Kings Army?  Are you just watching what is happening in our country, are you caught up in the politics of this mess, or are you changing things, battling for one soul at a time?

I like the last couple of sentences of Ephesians 6: 12 in"The Message," "This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours.  This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels." 

Church what time is it?  It is time to wake up, put on our armor, and go forth as the kings that the King of Kings called us to be and take our Land, advance our Kingdom and Overcome!

Oh...Lord God.... I smell Revival in the Land!  Kingdom Revival that is!  Thank you for it Lord!

Kingdom blessings!

Larry the Revivalist!

my websites: www.nbfhernando.com & www.larrysilverman.com


Larry's Musings for Thursday, Mar. 19: "Save the Lost at Any Cost!"

With all of the talk about God's judgment about to fall on America, I'm thinking that it is about time we get around to doing what we have been called to do.... Bring the lost to Christ!

When's the last time you heard a good old fashioned soul winning sermon preached?  When is the last time you were challenged to win someone to the Lord?  We don't hear too much of that preaching from our pulpits these days!   Like the old fashioned, obsolete, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, soul winning sermons are a archaic thing of the past!

I once read a very sad fact, the vast percentage of true born again Christians will NEVER win another person to Christ during their entire lifetime!  Of course you do not need me to be telling you that this totally flies in the face of the Great Commission (the command of Jesus for the Church) found in Matthew 28 and Mark 16!

I have several thoughts about why this is happening, but I'll save those thoughts for another day!  However, I do feel that this short blog post just might be a wake up call to someone today, maybe a subtle reminder to keep your eyes and ears, both spiritually and naturally, open for someone that needs a Savior today!  This blog post just might be part of God's plan for you in setting you up with a divine appointment with someone you may meet today that needs Christ. 

Oh.. one last thing... go ahead and heal the sick today too!  God may use healing someone to bring them to Christ.  After all, that is His plan.  By doing this you take part in advancing the Kingdom of God.

I'm going to see who the Lord leads me to today!  How about you?

Kingdom blessings ~ ls


Larry's Musings for Wed. 3/18: "Win the Lost with Fear or Grace?"

What do we talk to an unbeliever about?  Do we try to win them to the Lord by speaking of God's judgment or His love?  Don't we tell people without Christ, "God so loved the world that He sent his only Son, and who soever believes in Him shall be saved!"  Maybe you tell a person lost in sin, "Repent because if you don't thousands of fires are going to befall your city and you will need to store up weeks worth of food to feed your family!"  However,  I don't tell the Good New that way at all!

I find that the sins of the world were, for all time placed upon Jesus.  I thought that is what the Good News is all about! 

Am I missing something lately?  I'm hearing good, well-meaning,  Saints making statements about welcoming God's judgment and wrath!  I again have to suggest that His judgment was poured out on Jesus!  That is what the cross is all about!

It reminds me of the Presidential election of a few months ago.  So many, well meaning Christian people told me that it didn't make any difference who they voted for as God was pouring his judgment out on America!  Some people didn't even bother to vote because they felt the same way!  I say, "What's with that?"  These people fulfilled their own prophesy by allowing the wrong man to get elected into the highest office of the Land! 

There will be a day when the wrath of God will be poured out to the world.  However, today is not that day!  Today is the day for revival, for advancing the Kingdom of God!  Today, "mercy still triumphs over judgment!"

Blessings ~ Larry


Larry's Musings for Tuesday Mar. 17: "The New Testament!"

Someone asked me the other day, "Does anyone ever read and understand the New Testament anymore?"  I'm beginning to wonder that too, especially with all of the so called "prophesy" coming forth about doom and gloom and judgment and storing food, etc!

By the way, when I speak of reading the New Testament, I'm talking about Acts - Revelation.  The four Gospels are located in the section that we call the New Testament in our Bibles.  But prior to the death of Christ they were still all under the law! 

So, instead of all of this goofy judgment talk, how about we read our New Testaments and take a good look at Jesus.  After all He's the one who delivered us from our sins.  He's the one who took all of God's judgment, so that we could be found as the "righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!"

Just a simple thought for today.  How about picking up your Bible and reading a chapter from II Corinthians or something!  You might find your self blessed by doing it!

Many blessings today!  ~  ls


Larry's Musings for Fri. Mar. 13: "Fire on Our Cities!"

OK... I am still getting tons of email forwards containing David Wilkerson's word about fire hitting our cities.  Last night a friend gave me one of his books and told me I just have to read it.  Along with the book was one of Wilkerson's newsletters.  I'll read them both!

However, I must go on record and state that I do agree with David Wilkerson...I do agree, fire will hit America's great cities.  However, the fire that I see is the fire of revival, not judgment! 

I have to admit that I am pretty much in the minority here, that most people believe that Wilkerson's article is going to happen.  It's time to buy lots of food and get it stored before it's too late!  Hey... I agree... it's time to buy lots of food!  However, the purpose is not to store it for our own consumption, rather to store it to feed the poor, the homeless and the hungry! 

OK... I still believe I'm right!  I guess we'll just have to wait and see on this one!

Kingdom Blessings ~ ls

p.s.  "God has not given us the spirit of fear...."


Larry's Musings for Wed. 3/11: "Wrath of God or Revival?"

The Doom and Gloom Police are at it again!  Is America doomed to fire?  Or are we experiencing a shaking that will bring Kingdom Revival?  (Heb. 12: 26-29)  Check out the word from Ras Robinson below:

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What the Lord Is Saying Today

March 10, 2009.  Surprised by the fires? Have you not seen the significance and prophetic acts in recurring prairie fires over so many years? You have seen fires burn up to a seemingly marked line and stop. Why did it not continue? You still wonder why. There have been times when a fire should have jumped a firebreak but somehow it stopped short. Yet there have been countless times a firebreak should have stopped a fire but it did not. You do not understand these things. But you have found all this about fires mysteriously fascinating. Surely you have noticed the raging and unbelievable forest fires particularly in California. Prophets have told you of the association between the judgment of God and natural disasters like fires. It has been more comfortable to not think about it. Right? Have you considered the good fire of ultimate blessings, like the fire Elijah started to prove the supremacy of God over evil? You surely have heard of the fire burning away the useless chaff. There is a fire of separation coming to America. I will be separating good from evil. It will be painful in the short term but a blessing in the end like the farmer control burning his fields. Surprised by the fires? Don’t be. I am the God of fires. Revival will come from My bonfires of revival.

1 Kings 18:37-40 “Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God.”   Ras Robinson

David Wilkerson writes, “An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen. “It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us." Wilkerson's vision is of fires raging through New York City. "It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires – such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago," he explains. "There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalms 11 it is written, ‘If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?’" To view the entire prophecy, go to: Wilkerson Prophecy.

The Complete Word of the Lord to Ras about Bonfires of Revival and America.

While in Hunt, TX, the Lord gave me an open vision. The American flag flying to the right of the vision. The Lord said I am going to redeem America for Myself and deliver America from her sins. America will again arise as My chosen nation, built upon My dreams and visions of her forefathers. Satanic forces have been allowed to grow stronger and stronger until today, darkness has the decided upper hand. But I am God of America.

Charles Finney, William Brannam, A. A. Allen, George Whitefield and John Wesley are just a few of the revival pioneers that changed America by their fire and grit. God has told me He has more mighty men like them who have been groomed by Him and hidden away for such a time as this.

In the Lord’s vision to me, He showed me a night vision of America being visited by numerous “bonfires of revival” from the South to the North and from the West to the East. Then He showed me that there would come a day of His pleasure wherein He would send forth mighty western winds which would sweep all those individuals into a great conflagration of revival nationwide. The vision ended. I felt Him say, leave the publishing career in which I have so blessed you and start bonfires of revival wherever you go.

He gave me a prophetic act in the Colorado mountains wherein He said start a fire. I said but Lord, the wood and ground is wet. I also have no matches or way of starting a fire. He showed me an empty brown paper bag in the glove compartment of my car and under it was a very old book of matches. From the bag and matches, with some tiny, wet twigs I started a fire and eventually a literal bonfire in a very high elevated place. At first the large logs smoked and sputtered but then they all caught fire.

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Larry's Musings for Tuesday March 10: "More on Yesterday's Blog"

Wow... did my blog post of yesterday stir up a flurry of email comments.  There are some that were listed in the comment section of yesterday's post as well.  I've  commented back on one of them, about John the Baptist being a New Testament prophet.

Anyway, Friends, I still have to stand by my guns here.... The New Testament, Acts - Revelation just DOES NOT portray the model of the Old Testament prophet.  Some one asked me on the phone last evening, "What do you think about the "seer's anointing?"  Again, from Acts - Revelation can you show me that one?

One brother emailed me in reference about my reference to the "prophet" who prophesied about the "Big E."  He referred me to a web sight that spoke of fuel being made with E-coli.  It sure is a stretch to say that is what the "prophet" was speaking of.  The other problem is that when the "Big E" word was given it was done as a "Thus says the Lord!"  A time and date was giving and it DID NOT come to pass!  Either God doesn't know what He's talking about or the "prophet" missed the Lord!  And... get this... I'm not saying that I don't miss the Lord!  But when we do, how about lets admit to it. 

As I mentioned in my post of yesterday, I'm still waiting for some very large national ministries to own up the the Y2K mess of 9 years ago!  They missed it then too, but it seems that when some "miss the Lord" they just shrug their heads and go on to the next "prophetic word" they want to spread!

Come on Friends...WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DISCERNMENT IN THE CHURCH TODAY?

Kingdom blessings ~ ls


Why Won't People Answer my Question in Regards to Judgment?

His hair was unkempt, he wore camel skin clothes, his eyes looked like flames that could penetrate into the very heart of a man, and his words were harsh... "Repent of perish!"  Of course it's the picture of the Old Testament prophet.  Maybe this is what Jonah looked like as he spoke the word of God to Nineveh.   Or maybe  Jeremiah looked like this while he  was weeping over the sins of his nation, calling them to repentance.    I can see these Old Testament prophets as a scary bunch of guys!  They represented the judgmental fire of Almighty God!  God's voice boomed through these guys... "Repent or perish!" 

My email Inbox has been filled to capacity this weekend with a multitude of forwards of an email from a famous New York City preacher.  Pretty much the message stated was, "Prepare for a great calamity to befall the cities of America. (by the way, he's been saying this for years!)   There will be 1000's of fires burning in New York City alone.  The answer to this situation is for American Christians to store up a 30 day supply of food and water."  Several Old Testament proof texts were used, and the feeling that remained in my spirit after reading this "word from the Lord" was a sick sensation emanating from the pit of my stomach!

Of course, being the big mouth that I am, I've been knee deep into this issue, typing email back and forth on the subject.  Some agree with me, other's don't!  One man wrote on my Facebook wall, "I see that you understand the New Testament!" 

OK... here's my question:  Where in the New Testament do we find the Old Testament model of the prophet? 


Today, we have all of these "OT Types" running around, bringing their predictions.  We see it every December..."Here's the word of the Lord for the New Year!"  People flock to these "words," attend the meetings and prophetic conferences that these people hold, and fail miserably at judging the words that are given!  I encourage folks to check out some of these words, like... Did the word given last year come to pass?  If you take a look at this, you might be very greatly surprised.  For instance, I'm still waiting for the "Big E" to be discovered.  This "word" was given several years ago by a noted "prophet" who stated, "Thus says the Lord..." that the "Big E" would solve the world's energy crisis, make thousands of Christians wealthy from their investment in this, and more importantly that it would be discovered a few short months after the "word" was given!  Yep... that's been years ago now folks.  I don't think I saw the "Big E" anyplace last summer when I was filling up the gas tank of "Pilgrim 1" at over $4.00 per gallon!

Again, where in the NT do we see the model of the OT prophet?

The Bible tells us in the New Testament that prophecy is for, "edification, exhortation and comfort."  I Cor. 14:3

In regards to judgment befalling America, I have noted that the Bible also states in I Peter 4: 17, "For the time has come for judgment, and IT MUST BEGIN WITH GOD'S HOUSEHOLD."  (NLT)  After that, it can spread to the nation. 

I fear something is happening right now, that's taking our eyes off the great move of God that is about to be released.  That "something" is FEAR!  Yep, the prophets of doom and gloom are getting us concentrating again on storing up food and water.  Remember Y2K???  I'm still waiting for some national ministries to own up to that one!  Remember, they were even selling the food and water!  Hold it... what about Corinne and I?  We live in a motor home!  Our freezer isn't large enough to store more than a couple trays of ice cubes!  Where are we going to store 30 days worth of water?  OK, how about all of the thousands of American Believers who have lost their jobs lately?  They can't hardly purchase a week's groceries, let alone a month's worth!  What are they going to do?

Friends... I see Jesus who took our sins and forgave us of all of them!    I see  our Heavenly Father who's heart is filled with love beyond measure!  I see a great revival that is about to be released to the Church!  I see the Saints of God advancing the Kingdom of God!  (They who know their God will be strong and do exploits!)  I see miracles, signs and wonders abounding, increasing to the place where a true revival will break out in Kmarts or Walmarts all over the nation!  I see a harvest of lost souls coming into the Church by the droves!  I see, "The Greatest Awakening Ever!" about to be released.

I'm sorry Friends, all of the judgment hype of this weekend's forwarded email just doesn't ring true in my spirit!

Like all of my blog posts, I give you full right to disagree with me.  However, this time I'm going to put a condition on any disagreements that you may have with me on this subject.  Here is the condition:  Before you send me a email or post a disagreeing comment on this blog (see "comments" button below) you have to answer my question!  If you don't answer my question I may delete your email or delete your comment.  I might!  Who knows!!! I might not too, just depends on what type of a mood I'm in when I hear from you!  How's that?  Fair enough?  Answer my question, "Where in the New Testament do we find the model of the Old Testament prophet?"  Answer my question and I might even publish a new blog with you as the author!  What thinkest thou?

Kingdom blessings!


Larry the Revivalist!

My website: www.larrysilverman.com


Larry's Musings for Monday, Mar. 2: "More on Deception"

OK.... I understand that all of this talk about deception within the Body of Christ and the great need for discernment in the ranks of the Saints isn't the kind of message that gets people running the pews! (See last 2 blog posts below)  Sometimes I feel that I a tendency to get too serious about issues.  However, after a pastor in a different state, read Saturday's "Musings" he sent an email and stated the following,

"Larry, Larry, Larry!  Words cannot express how EXACTLY this fits what we are dealing with now.  It may be time for some clear apostolic teaching on this subject, in the Body of Christ."

Listen, I know for certain that the Church is on the verge of the largest move of the Holy Spirit that we've ever seen.  I feel that this move of God will even greatly distance the Book of Acts in its magnitude!  Because of this, our enemy has to get his licks in on the Church as he knows his scope of power is about to greatly wane.  He has to attack and he has to do it now!

My message is....Church get prepared, get ready, get in your proper position so that we can move out in true Kingdom Revival, advancing the Kingdom of God, bringing in the greatest Harvest of the Lost that history has ever seen!

This is what I'm hearing from God!  If this is indeed what is about to happen then is it no wonder why people are getting all caught up in deception and "goofy things?"  If you are up for this great move of God, think it not strange that you are under severe attack, and that even included the temptation to be deceived!

My prayer for you is...Lord Let your gift of discernment penetrate all who read these words today!  In Jesus name!  Amen!

Kingdom blessings!  ~ ls