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18 12 2012
Angels Tell the News

Angels Tell the News

We are so grateful that our Sister-In-Christ, Cindy, was praying the other day and allowed us to listen in; please Click the link below.

Let us: Join hands, join hearts, join prayers

For when two or more are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst.”

We pray you: Comfort, joy, peace and love to our Dear Reader’s of TN Lighthouse Ministries this Holy Day season remembering Christ our Savior.

We will be back in your “IN” box January 2013.

Be Blessed!

The Light Keeper

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Nothing New Under the Sun©

26 10 2012
Mount Nemrut - Turkey

Under the sun

That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.  King Solomon~ Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV

Ever get the creepy-crawly feeling that you’ve experienced something before that is happening in your ‘now’? Ever notice repetitive cycles that are strangely familiar? No matter… In the meantime, The Lightkeeper asks your indulgence as we take a ‘Flight of Fancy’ and stretch our imaginations for what we hope is an insightful interview:

Mount Nemrut Turkey

King Antiochus I excavation – Turkey

http://www.wmf.org/project/mount-nemrut-archaeological-site

“It’s the women first…

It’s always the women… first.

Ask Eve.

You see, once all of the females are under tight control, it’s just easy pickings from then on.

O granted that along the way certain foundational divisions must be established, such as:

‘Us –vs. – Them’; ‘The Haves –vs. – The Have Not’s;’ etc.

Anyway… it’s all just so easy, so basic. That’s the diabolical beauty of it all actually.”

‘It’ laughed.

‘It’ crossed Its’ leg casually.

‘It’ reminded me, once again, that as a spirit-being it had no image. I was only seeing an image that I could be comfortable with.

“Um hmm,” I replied, uncomfortable in this being’s presence, but determined to complete the interview. “Could you go over the ahh…?”

“…The Grand Scheme of Things?” It interjected, helpfully as I nodded.

“Well, there’s pretty much the same formula and basic building blocks for every era of time.” It replied, warming to the subject.

“There was that very first group; and then the flood, you know. After that Egypt rose up quite nicely, but then the whole Red Sea incident.” It seemed to stare out beyond for a moment, and then chuckled, “Always a watery response for a while back then.” It said, amused and continued.

Ah yes, there were strategic aggressions in the Third Atmospheric Chambers that involved me and many key members of my group for long periods of what you’d call ‘time.’ However, when we refocused our efforts, we pinpointed a German wall paper hanger who was an apt pupil and likely candidate for some work we wished to accomplish. His name was Adolf-something.” It concluded smugly.

“Are you getting all of this down?” It asked mildly with concern as I scribbled furiously.

“Do you mean…?” I asked, amazed.

Yes, yes… I see you are familiar with the legacy of his work; actually, my work!” It said with pride.

“Don’t look so amazed, the Roman Emperor Caligula was far superior to that little wallpaper hanger!” It laughed, waving a dismissive hand.

“But to summarize … Always the basics, my dear: Control the most influential among your kind like the women; then the richest; the selfish; and the power-hungry. Divide against obvious markings and physical characteristics, like skin color; divide against philosophies and thinking; then divide against assets; like money, water and food; and there you have it!” It smiled.

“By the way, this is a huge juggling act that I’ve been Ring Master of for many eras. I’m glad you took time to research out how the operation works.” He concluded.

I knew this signaled the close of our discussion; however, I needed one more question answered.

“One thing more,” I declared, gaining Its attention.

“If you know I will be writing this article and many humans will read it…?” I trailed off.

“O, ‘why expose my diabolical plot’?” It seemed to smile toward me as It began to fade from view.

“Because my Dear, you humans were designed to “walk by faith and not by sight,” but so many of you will not believe this, and that works out just fine… for me.” It, was gone.

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“Nothing New Under the Sun”© 2012     Written By Rev. Corliss Acosta, TN Lighthouse Ministries





The Dove and The Holy Spirit

16 06 2012
Holy Spirit Dove

The Holy Spirit Dove

Ever wonder why the Holy Spirit is always symbolized as a Dove? Here are some interesting points to ponder:

  • A dove has 9 main feathers on each wing; powering its’ flight; keeping it lifted.
  • It is noted in Scripture that there are 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:7-10) and 9 Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23)… ‘9 for each wing.’ The Gifts and Fruit keep us lifted for our Godly journey.
  • There are 5 main feathers of a doves tail.
  • The doves tail feathers are like the steering rudder of an airplane; assisting in guiding the dove in flight.
  •  The 5 main feathers are a perfect picture of the 5-Fold Ministry of the Church, listed in Ephesians 4:11-12. They are: Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Teacher and Evangelist.
  • The dove is unique from other birds in that instead of its wings pointing downward (toward its tail); the wings curl upward toward its head.
  • The Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself, but points believers to Christ; the Head of the Church.

*Special thanks to Ministers Perry Stone and Vance Havner for these wonderful insights.

Prayer: Father-God your beautiful creations, like the dove, point us to your greater glory and truth. May we always look only to you just as all creation glorifies Your Holy name. Amen

*How to Interpret Dreams & Visions: Understanding God’s Warnings and Guidance” by Perry Stone; Copyright 2011; Charisma House Books; Page 171   visit www.charismahouse.com





OUR ADOPTION DAY

5 04 2012

I'm Adopted

Look at those children over there:  America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Worldwide.

They are being abused, neglected, brainwashed and tortured. These are criminal acts. The perpetrator must be brought to justice. This madman has been getting away with these crimes against humanity for years and it seems that everyone is powerless to stop him.

In fact, whenever an investigation is called for; the investigators become victims of this cunning criminal; played for fools. Someone has to stand up for these innocent children without surrendering to bribes, threats, or scare tactics; although this thug is known to carry out his threats; even murder.

In the past, many investigators that have sought this Master Criminal for the cause of justice has come back as his paid speaker even defending his heinous actions while using positions of authority to gain support for their corrupted views.

Meanwhile, it is the children who are being slaughtered; enlisted as unwitting puppets against themselves; forced to carry out their own hideous genocide. Due to lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), some of these victims have sided with their abusers [aka: Stockholm syndrome] and fought against those who would champion their cause.

Diabolical Scheme:

If all of the children of the world hate one another; if all of the officials accept bribes and if people outside the direct zones of attack are made to believe that the perpetrator of these crimes does not exist; then you have a basic outline for the chaos that moves unperceived across the earth by the hand of Satan and his demonic minions.

Dateline Israel:

On a hill far away, was an old rugged cross. This hill was Golgotha; the ‘Place of the Skull.’ This was the skull of Goliath (Yes, “that” Goliath); the inbred evil giant who tried to beat up a little kid named David and usurp the power of the nation of Israel.

When the Israelites buried Goliaths head outside the city walls, the head was so large that the burial site had to be mounded very high; it was a hill. The city gate used to exit toward this hill was where sheep (sorry, but sheep do smell awful) were led in and out of the city. This was known as, The Sheep Gate. Also it was the city dump, just outside of this gate, leading to Golgotha, where you-know-who’s head was buried.

You see, the Israelites were glad Goliath was dead and they were glad that David (who later became King) had killed him; however, there was no way they were going to bury this guy’s head in a place to be venerated. After all, he’d tried to kill the whole town, overthrow the whole army and take over all of Israel as a paid assassin. So, the city dump was where Goliath was memorialized. Additionally, sheep parts were dumped there after religious sacrifices and routine market-slaughter as well as typical city refuses (trash).

What a place. In the words of the late great Bette Davis: “What a dump!” Agreed, however, this is a very special place. It is the exact spot where we (the children of earth) were ADOPTED over two thousand years ago.

Legalities:

Covenants, like contracts and oaths were made on top of something practical (surety) and/or meaningful (symbolic) for both parties to the contract. Hang in there, this isn’t old world ‘legalese’ since it’s no different from what we do in the 21st Century, i.e., put up your car’s Pink Slip to get a cash loan; to ‘give your hand’ in marriage; or to “swear on your mother’s grave,” etc.

So, on top of this meaningful place (Golgotha), the blood-shedding guarantee was performed and vows were exchanged to detail the ‘terms and conditions’ of the promise [covenant, oath]; the contract was set: One perfect (sinless) human life is taken in exchange, so all other parties, now and forever, can go free from the damnation of Satan. That’s it. That is the deal.

The Adoption:

How come so many do not understand what Jesus came to do for humanity, but we fully understand the fine print and principles of those handy Pay-Day-Loans? Okay, moving right along: Back to Golgotha; to buy-back all the children of earth (virtual orphans), so they’d never have to submit to this supernatural mass-murderer’s rampage; we were adopted, and then signed on as Heirs in Jesus’ Last Will and Testament.

Our adoption took place on a Friday with many witnesses. Only one person (the Testator-Jesus) who had absolutely no contributing factors of guilt, stood as representative for the many at trial. His self representation was accepted; although he didn’t offer a self-defense and no one testified on his behalf. The deal was set and He was declared “Guilty.” They led the condemned Jesus (the perfect Lamb of sacrifice) outside of the city walls by way of the Sheep Gate.

When Jesus, the condemned representative for the whole human race arrived at the place of execution [Golgotha], a different type of execution simultaneously took place. The terms of a Divine contract was executed. The accused agreed to take all of the: Punishment, neglect, abuse, pain, suffering, sorrow, sickness, diseases and even death; upon Himself on behalf of the children of earth. In exchange, the perpetrator [Satan] must let the children of earth go free [now and eternally].

Terms and Conditions

Most contracts are executed on paper and sealed in ink. This Divine contract was a very special, irrevocable adoption contract; whose instrument was the live body of the man, Jesus (not paper); the seal was not a raised stamp, but nails pounded into His hands and feet; while the signature was not ink, but His very own blood.

Beneficiary Rights and Responsibilities:

So, from henceforth and forever until He comes: If we believe (with our heart) and confess (with our mouth) that Jesus is Lord; you are saved (Adopted). The terms of your adoption and inheritance as heirs to the covenant (contract), along with all its’ rights, privileges and responsibilities were set for eternity at Calvary [aka: “Skull”, aka “Golgotha”]. These rights are spelled out throughout the Holy Bible.

Summary:

Just one little shepherd boy, David, demonstrated for all time; the catalyst and attraction of the Power of God to come to our rescue. The catalyst and attraction of the Most High is the same today as it was for David and as it was for our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Christ: It is by FAITH (Ephesians 2:8).

Be Blessed!

Scriptures: I Samuel, chapter 17, Matthew, chapters 26-28 and Romans, chapter 10, verses 8-13

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Healing Miracles I

25 01 2012

   

Healing Today

 I want to tell you what the Bible says about healing and healing miracles.

First of all, they have not been ‘done away with’ in this age; secondly they did not ‘die out’ with the last Apostle as some Theologians would have you believe. In fact, just the opposite is true. This should come as no great surprise since the enemy of our soul (a/k/a Satan) always uses the opposite of truth as his domain.

You see if Satan can convince you that: he doesn’t exist; you have no hope of healing and that miracles are from an ancient time long past; then he can wreak havoc with your faith, your health and that of your loved ones, unhindered. That’s a high price to pay for being ignorant; in fact, the price is death: “My people perish (are destroyed) for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 NKJV

There is no ‘magical’ formula; no handy ten-step system or reference workbook for your browsing pleasure. There is simply the loving welcome and relationship that only you can decide to have with the Lord Jesus, the Christ; the Anointed One who ever lives to intercede for us in the throne room of Almighty God, JHV.

Until we put down “our” way of doing things; “our” way of looking at things in our lives and what we perceive as the world around us; we will be left adrift in our own devices. This leaves us vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy.

Reliance upon self-management opens us to enemy attacks on our health; which is in direct correlation with our relationship between ‘self and God.’ This break in relationship between ourselves and God soon opens us to enemy attacks upon our relationships with our body-soul-spirit man; other people and various things in our world (view).

To begin our journey to healing, let’s consider the anointed words found in the Book of Hebrews. What a wonderful tool that opens to us the deeper meanings and fulfillments of the ‘types’ shown in the Old Testament priesthood that our Lord Jesus assumed eternally on our behalf.

For this short study we will visit Hebrews 7: 24-28, but I strongly encourage you to read the entirety of the Book of Hebrews. This book of the Bible is like a big “reveal,” like one of those  Before/After design showcases; when read in consideration of the Old Testament (shadows of Christ’s legal and righteous perfection); along with the New Testament Synoptic Gospel- accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) of the incarnate (bodily) Jesus.

The book of Hebrews is like a bridge that flows between earth and heaven, welcoming us to “trust” in the Lord like our very lives depended upon it; and it does. Until next time… Be Blessed





WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?

26 12 2011
Miss Janet Jackson

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

“What Have You Done For Me Lately?” Miss Jackson made that question the most popular one posed to date through her hit album Rhythm Nation, with the assist of writer/producer dynamic duo: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Grammy awards were given out in plenty.

How can we give the Lord a Grammy for what He does for us every minute of every day? The answer: Praise. That’s right, Praise Him; give thanks to Him and for Him; for He is good, and His mercy endures forever! That’s what we read in Psalm 136:1 and Psalm 107:1. Here is just a small example how Praising God worked out in a very big way: My Uncle is 84, a retired Barber, a left-side stroke victim, and newly diagnosed cancer patient who along with my Aunt, a retired nurse with many years of deep muscle and bone damage (lifting heavy patients for 35 years); both on a tight fixed income; called me to ask for prayer: Their old car had just died, leaving them with many doctor appointments and no means of transportation in the suburbs of New Jersey.

By phone in Tennessee, I began to pray right then and there. The Holy Spirit lifted that prayer, having me to speak out the power and love of God, the words of promise and comfort of help found only in the word of God. When we concluded that prayer, we all felt lifted, encouraged and at peace; although nothing on the outside had changed (the car was still dead and they still did not have any money –me either). However, there was a big change for us all; deep down on the inside. We were renewed in our faith. I encouraged them to do what the word tells us in Psalm 150-“Praise ye the Lord.”

I asked them both to speak only blessings and positive pronouncements over their situations: “Say what you DO want to happen; and not the opposite.” We can read all about faith in the whole book of James. It’s all about faith and those who ‘walk by faith and not by sight.’ II Corinthians 5:7

Back to my Uncle and Aunt: Within days, men and women came to them saying they just had a ‘feeling’ that they should get in touch with them. The result: They missed very few doctor appointments. Then someone suggested a lady in car sales. This lovely woman was moved to compassion; took their old dead car in trade; sold them a lightly used car and even picked them up from their home to come to the dealership and sign the papers. The car is better than they could have ever afforded and has all the bells and whistles; a sunroof; keyless lock entry and great gas mileage. It’s a ‘hot’ little car and just right for zipping them around town. They were ecstatic. See Ephesians 3:20 about “More than you could ask or imagine.” That’s just how our God does what He does—all the time.

Then, the American Cancer Society ‘just happened’ to mail them a food voucher for $300.00. Finally, my Uncles’ estranged son showed up with a Christmas card with a crisp $100 dollar bill inside. This was his first visit to his Father’s home in over eight years. Prayer changes things. So, “What has He done for me lately?” God is worthy of our praise even if He never did another thing for us. HE paid it all on the cross of Calvary. All we need do is receive it by Faith. Don’t we just love how He loves us? Hallelujah! Be Blessed. Contact Lighthouse Ministries for prayer and counseling.





CHUTZPAH !

6 12 2011

Reference Texts:   I Samuel Chapter 8 (all) and Isaiah 8:11-17

L'Chaim

True Chutzpah

The root of Christianity is Israel. Israel is our lifeline, our example and the history of relationship between finite man and infinite God-our-Father.

There is a Yiddish (Jewish) word colloquially synonymous with having the unique, individualistic qualities of: Nerve, guts, audacity, and spunk. That word is: “Chutzpah!” Quite frankly we need a lot more of it today in our 21st century society. We’re all trying to fit in: Our beady eyes fixed on the little screens; our chubby fingers flying over the acrylic keypad… locked and loaded, but for what?

To be a Believer in the One True God, the Almighty… to be a Christian; it will take ‘Chutzpah!’ In fact, from the Old Testament (the Pentateuch-First five Books of Moses/ first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy); we see our God telling us, explaining to us, warning us repeatedly that we must cling to Him, our creator and not subject ourselves to the schemes of Satan.

The schemes of Satan, his evil spirits (demons) and those misguided humans choosing to be ruled by him, will be under the evil ones’ thumb of dominion and receive his same punishment, eternally.  We’ve been warned.

However, in reading the First Book of Samuel, I recall how grieved the Prophet Samuel became when the children of Israel wanted a King (like everybody else). God warned the people through Samuel that they should be ‘careful what they wished for; they just might get it!’ And “got it,” they did: King Saul, whom God prophesied would put their kids to work for him in menial jobs; send their sons into endless wars; dominate their daughters in subservient positions for his pleasure as maids; place the young boys as pickers in his orchards; take the best of everything for himself and of course for his cronies; as well as take away the one thing they always had going for them as a nation of people: Hope in God and Chutzpah!

Here in our day we too have people who want to be “King” over us. They too have plans to subjugate our children to menial labor. Sound familiar? Our last and only chance to guard our future generations from this tyranny is to have the guts to pay attention; the spunk to stand up and grab onto the God of Promise with both hands; the nerve to look up and pay attention; to have the audacious Chutzpah to be the unique man or woman that our God created us to be. Get prayed-up and then speak up!

Sadly, this kind of thinking goes against the grain of the talking heads and reality show ringmaster’s who tell you what to think and the hired priests that take money to lull you back to sleep, to convince you  in joining them–Blessing ungodly ways just as they do. It is extremely uncomfortable to go against the voice of the crowd; to go against this worlds’ system. Prayer: Almighty Father, may we find eternal truth (and catalytic discomfort) in Your Holy word, to the saving of our soul and our nation.  Amen†  Be Blessed!








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