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Sunday, December 29, 2019, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom

 Look unto Me and be saved all the ends of the earth (Isa. 45:21b).


What time is it?  It is God’s time!  It is a set time! It is His appointed time!


Ecc 3:1: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecc 8:1: Who is as the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Ecc 8:5:  Whosoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.


I was blessed to have both of my daughters and their families under the same roof on the same day this Christmas.  I am greatly blessed and at peace with God and man.  After everyone left on Saturday morning, I looked up to Heaven and asked, “Lord are you and I good?”  I just wanted to make sure all His basis were covered known and unknown.


I had another “little talk with Jesus” on Christmas morning before everyone was awake.  I stood before Him on my patio and came into agreement with whatever life plan He has for me in the decade of my 80’s.  I pledged to have no fear, anxiety or concern for health, well-being, or provision for myself, the church ministry, my family or any responsibilities He has entrusted to me.  Whatever the decade of the 2020s brings my way, I committed to have the courage and faith to walk with Him all the way without fainting.  Lord establish your times in my heart.


From sermon 12/31/17: "I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, 'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.' And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way." (Minnie Louise Haskins) read by King George VI during the Blitz, 12/29/1940.


As we seek the LORD for the coming year, let us know that He has a path of destiny for each one of us and a path of destiny for our nation. Let us stay on the path and put our hand into the hand of God. Yes, I believe the LORD has set at each Gate of the Year angels for the earth, His Kingdom on earth and in Heaven, and in each of our lives personally. Seek Jesus Christ. Hold His Hand and it will be the Way of joy, peace and happiness.


The LORD has set before us a path.  You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.  (Psa. 16:11)


Each year which is set before us is a bright new beginning; just as each morning of every day is a bright new beginning.  In the light and guidance of the LORD, all the mistakes and mis-steps of our past are forgotten.  Under His BLOOD of no remembrance, let us forget our sins and the sins of others.


  In Faith, there is no Fear of the future. 


Acts 17:26:  He has determined the times before appointed.


It is our responsibility to come into agreement with God’s time for our destiny as well as the destiny of the nations of the earth. 


Jesus was very conscious of time.  He made many references to it and was always aware of the Father’s time. 


The apostles also knew the times and seasons of God.  Paul wrote in 1 Thess. 5:1: but of the times and the seasons brethren, you have no need that I write unto you, for yourselves know perfectly


Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:11-12: And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.


Those early Christians to whom Paul wrote did indeed know God’s times and seasons, for they were taught and led by the Holy Spirit.  There was no need that any day should come upon them unaware, for they were enlightened – the children of the day.


Just before Jesus ascended into the Cloud into Heaven, the disciples asked him saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?  He said to them it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power, but you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon you and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, in all Judaea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth.  (Acts 1: 6-8)


Jesus was telling them their ministry in God’s time table was to preach the gospel wherever they were sent.  Our ministry within God’s time schedule has not changed.  We are to continue preaching the gospel to the uttermost part of the earth until Jesus comes again. 


Jesus also taught us that we must watch for the signs of the times:


Mat 16:3: In the morning, it will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?


One of the marks of the anti-Christ is that he shall think to change times and laws (Daniel 7:25).  We are watching as the spirit of anti-Christ is at work to accelerate lawlessness in our nation.


 We are watching as the Gog/Magog nations align themselves to fulfill Ezekiel 38-39: The identity of Gog representing every evil force that is marshaled against the" Whole House of Israel"(Ez. 39:25).  Chapters 38 and 39 are one prophecy and tell of a coming northern confederacy of nations around the Black and Caspian seas with Persia and North Africa.  These nations are ruled in the realm of the spirit by communism and the spirit of Islam.

Scholars studied the Messianic Scriptures for generations, yet they knew not the hour of their visitation.  In fact, Israel was noted for almost never knowing God’s times for manifestation.  There is a similar blindness today.  The Holy Bible has been studied, dissected, preached and taught, yet few Christians understand God’s plan for the time of the end as prophesied by Daniel. 

In order to understand the meaning of the master Time Schedule designed by God, we must first see that He has a great plan for the human race, and this plan is to be fully accomplished within an appointed time.  It is thrilling to know that the days in which we are living are known as “The Time of the End.”  It is indeed “High time to awaken out of slumber. 

In Isaiah 45:18 God declares his original purpose for man:

For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

His main purpose for the inhabitants of the earth is that we are to be His worshipers. …Who has declared this from ancient time?  Who has told it from that time?  Have not I the Lord?  There is no God beside Me…Look unto Me and be saved all the ends of the earth (Isa. 45:21).

The plan of salvation was designed before the creation of the world.  God had foreknowledge that man would sin.  Worship then, is the first purpose; Salvation, secondary.  God has appointed a period of time during which the plan of salvation is in operation.  To date, every step of that plan has been carried out exactly according to the schedule!  It will continue to be in operation until the great angel declares its fulfillment and its end.  One of these days, time shall be no more! (Rev. 10:6)

So, when the disciples asked Jesus about the time to restore the kingdom to Israel and Jesus responded, it is time to preach the gospel to the world and to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, we are still in that time.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:10 - The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

 I believe for those who are watching for His appearing, there is “now” a visitation of Jesus Christ to those whose hearts are prepared just as the Wise Men, the Shepherds, Simeon and Anna recognized the time of Christ’s birth.  Yes, there is a time that only the Father knows when Christ will return to earth and gather to Himself His glorious church.  I believe there will arise from the earth a glorious, overcoming Church ready to join with the Hosts of Heaven.

For some weeks, our church continues to pray and come into agreement with a prophecy given by Johnny Enlow on April 22, 2019:

“It’s God’s Time!  This is now MY TIME and I will not be held back.  I have predetermined that this is the time I go after nations with their appointed destinies.  You will do so with Me.  We are just beginning.”

This past year, we have watched the chaos in nations.  It is the Lord’s hands permitting mass unrest in Israel, France, Spain, Germany, U.K., Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Russia, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, and Bolivia.  There isn’t a continent that isn’t seeing unrest in some form.  For those of us who know the Word of God, and God’s acts, we know it is the Hand of God moving through our nation and the nations of the world to separate the sheep and goat nations.

As God shakes the nations, Let us agree that the chaos-master, George Soros, and his minions will be outed.

As I begin, I am busting up rings of darkness in your justice systems.”  Since Donald J. Trump has been in office, 121 constitutional, conservative judges have been approved by the Senate.  Two of those are Supreme Court judges.  The F.B.I. is being busted up as well as the Department of Justice. 

I am busting up rings of darkness in Hollywood.”  There is a revival in many Hollywood stars and some who have been liberal are becoming more conservative.

“I am busting up rings of darkness in D.C.”  It appears there was a lot of corruption with regard to Ukraine and China.

“I am busting up rings of darkness in what is called MY Church.”  

I am busting up rings of darkness in Media.”

I am pulling the cloak off the sex trade industry’s untouchables.  I will shine My unrelenting spotlight on every pedophile ring on the planet.  Yes, EVERY pedophile ring.”

There is no mountain I won’t climb nor wall I won’t tear down coming to rescue those who need My Justice.  I wait, and wait, and wait---because I look to arise with My people.  However, there comes a time that I can hold back no longer and that time has come now.  I am coming in like a crimson tide tsunami and I will be greater than every human or demonic resistance.” (Prophecy given to Johnny Enlow)

David cried out, My times are in your hand!  2020 is in His hand.  With comfort we can approach each new year knowing our days, weeks, months and years are all in his keeping.  Our times are in His hand.  Lord establish your times in our hearts.

CHRIST CUT TIME IN TWO by: Frances Metcalfe:

When the fullness of time was come

God sent forth His Son.

So it was written and so it was done!

At the time of incarnation

And manifest Salvation,

God came to earth in flesh,

Emmanuel! The Holy One!


This was the time that ended time,

That cut time in two

Between the old and the new!

Thy coming Lord,

Fulfilled and ended all that had been

And was the beginning of that that will ever be.

B.C.-A.D.!  B.C.-A.D.!


And Thy birth, Thy coming in us, Lord

Cut our time in two---

Between the old nature and the new!

We count our time A.D. not B.C.

We are in the new time, the new way,

The New Covenant---Praises be! (F.M.)


Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church


Scripture from K.J.V. I entered into the labors of Frances Metcalfe, Ladies of Gold, Volume 2, Westbow Press; Prophecy by Johnny Enlow 4/22/19   Comments and conclusions are my own and not meant to reflect the views of those who I entered into their labors.

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