Restoration Ministries International
Sharing the Hebraic Foundations of the Earliest Followers of Jesus
Preparing Today's Followers of Jesus to Fulfill Their Part in His Kingdom
If you would like to make a comment
about any of the materials on this website,
please click here.
EBOOK & PRINTABLE MATERIALS (pdf format)
Will You Stand Up For Jesus?
<if "yes" click here >
Sue and I spent four wonderful days away with friends in Montrose, Colorado, about 4 1/2 hours away. When fellowship feels like family, it's a wonderful experience! And, it hurts when you are apart...
As we shared communion together with our friends, the Holy Spirit impressed on me that the children present with us would someday break bread with their very lives being threatened for having communion in their homes. [As we have written before: "The children of today won't become grandparents before the Dark Days of Chastisement come on the United States."]
Before we left for Montrose, we'd been working on our next series of Lifebytes. This batch is based on the Book of Daniel. We are particularly focusing on the personal involvement of parents and others in home fellowships to train the 'Daniels, Shedrachs, Meshachs, and Abednegos' that our Lord needs as light in the coming darkness. When we arrived back home, the importance of helping our children separate themselves from the motives and goals of this world were made all the more critical.
The Holy Spirit inspired us to write in this forthcoming Lifebyte, "Just as Caiaphas offered up Jesus to avoid Roman repercussion, so, too, will Nicolaitan practitioners persecute the true followers of Jesus in order to not come under the wrath of the State. YOU CAN COUNT ON THIS!"
As He has done so often in the past, our Father confirms the Spirit's revelation to us through other prophetic voices. This morning I read David Wilkerson's latest letter, "Why the World Hates Christians." Wilkerson warns the religious who live in worldly ways. They embrace sinful values and sit in pews on Sundays. And, he exhorts us that to follow Jesus means that the world MUST hate you. If those who live by the world's standards don't hate you, then you belong to the world. [Due to the size of Wilkerson's letter, we can't send it attached to this email. We have it on our website for download. If you'd like to read it, go to our website and click while online onto the link "Why The World Hates Christians".]
Everything we continue to read about the clergy-led Nicolaitan system makes us sicker by the day. The system has become so idolatrous that it doesn't even recognize truth any more. As David Wilkerson writes,
"Christ despised the hypocrisy of church leaders who were more concerned about head counts than about true conversions... Tragically, we see the same spirit driving too many in the church today. I wonder if Jesus would say something similar to many of the shepherds: 'You roam sea and land for new concepts, ideas, programs. And it's all to get people into your church. You've been bitten by the hypocrisy of numbers. You measure success by how many bodies fill your seats... The Protestant antichrist spirit works to hinder this separation of Christians from the world. It makes it seem possible for believers to stay in the world and yet still regard themselves as Christians."We agree with Wilkerson's thoughts on what Nicolaitanism is doing to make so many "twice the sons of hell."
This Sunday's newspaper contained the advertisements of many of the local religious establishments enticing people to come to their Easter Services. The pages reeked with a spirit of prostitution. Each one vied for attendees with promises of religious pop star entertainment and Easter egg hunts. These antichrist establishments will truly be the ones who will soon persecute us who follow Jesus. It will be easy for them to do this, because they neither know Jesus nor are known by Him.
Please, if you have escaped the demonic religious establishment of Nicolaitanism, don't look back with regret. This next Lifebyte will be an encouragement to you. The Lord willing, it will be available in a day or two.
Another headline in Sunday's paper was, "Modern Family Lacks Intimacy." We want to share this with you because Christian pollster George Barna cites that there is no difference between "Christian" families and non-Christian homes. Here are some excerpts from the article:
Mothers Working Outside the Home
It's a poorly understood seismic shift in the nation's economy and daily life. It allows families to own a bigger house, drive better cars and take nicer vacations... It means parents and children live almost apart at least five days a week, re-uniting for a few hours at night. In this study, at least one parent was likely to be up and gone before the children awoke.
When they are together, today's families tend to stay in motion with lessons, classes, and games. Or, they go shopping. Researchers say this chase appears to erode families from within, like a rusting minivan dropping parts as it clatters down the highway.
What's Falling By the Wayside?
Playtime. Conversation. Courtesy. Intimacy.
And guess who is driving the minivan? Researchers say parents effectively have relinquished the steering wheel to their children. That's because most family decisions and purchases are geared toward the kid's activities. Whether these highly programmed kids will grow up to become competent and compassionate adults is an open question for many scientists.
[Sue and I have encountered so many of these grown kids already. The world revolves around them. Their self-centered egotism is hellish. When the Dark Days of Chastisement come and things are scarce, they will be the first to turn on their own parents who permitted them to grow up to be so selfish and rebellious.]
The article continues,
"We've scheduled and outsourced a lot of our relationships. There isn't much room for the flow of life, those little moments when things happen spontaneously. And we're moving from a child-centered society to a child-dominated society. Parents don't have a life after their children go to bed.
The most worrisome trend is how indifferently people treat one another, especially when they reunite at day's end. Returning home at the end of the day is one of the most delicate and vulnerable moments in life. Everywhere in the world, and in all societies, there is some kind of greeting. But here, the kids aren't greeting the parents and the parents are allowing it to go on. They are tiptoeing around the children."
If you are home schooling, we commend you. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY UNDER HEAVEN IN THIS NATION AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO RAISE GODLY GENERATIONS. When your children thank you in heaven, it will be worth it all. Strive for that goal for your whole family.
If you abide in the Nicolaitan system, you are flaunting your own will before that of God. The religious system can only survive by permitting you to live unconfronted in your pet sins. But, your habitual unrepentance will propel you downward, hell-bound. Please, read Wilkerson's letter and pray for God to guide you to a way of life that isn't aligned with the world's values. Nicolaitanism and the world are one and the same evil.
(Please read Ezekiel 33 to understand more about the nature of this e-mail).
Striving to be true to the end,
Mike & Sue Dowgiewicz