Category Archives: End Times

Believing that God is going to melt the earth and judge wickedness with jealous severity is not exactly a “happy thought” to most believers in Jesus. Yahweh is not some frou frou God who dances around rainbows and wants to make everyone feel good about themselves. He is a jealous God who hates wickedness and who desires a kingdom of voluntary lovers. These voluntary lovers are the ones that will stand in that last day. The ones that are after His heart and whose consciences have been purified and cleansed by the blood of the lamb. We see this jealous jealousy throughout the entire Bible. In Genesis, God destroys the wicked earth with a flood but saves a remnant of the righteous Noah and his family. In Exodus, He destroys wicked Egypt but saves the righteous remnant of Israel. Throughout the prophets he destroys an obstinate Israel who refuse to follow and obey Him, again while saving a righteous remnant. What makes us think that God won’t judge the earth as it is now? The earth is filled with more wickedness and evil than any other time in history. Billions of babies are slaughtered in the name of convenience every year and even the modern church won’t lift a finger to do anything about it. Little girls are enslaved to satisfy the cravings of depraved men. Followers of Jesus are tortured and murdered for their faith all over the world. Witchcraft, demon worship and satanism keep whole villages in bondage. Children are brain-washed into being killing machines in Uganda to defend the cause of an evil man. Shall I go on? What makes you think that Jesus will not do anything about this?

Yesterday in the prayer room, while reading chapter 13 of Ezekial, I was overcome by the true prophet’s message to the false prophets in Israel. The false prophets were preaching a message of peace.

“Because they lead my people astray, saying “Peace,” when there is no peace…

rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth

Ezekial 13: 10-11

The future judgement of the earth is everywhere in the Word of God. In Joel 2, it says that

“I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood

before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord”

Again, in Joel 3 it says:

“for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.

Swing the sickle for the harvest is ripe.

Come, trample the grapes

for the winepress is full

and the vats overflow

2 Peter 3 (after the new covenant)

“By the same word the present heaves and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly…..

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to bed? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed it’s coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in heat. But in keeping with his promse we are looking forward to a new heaven and new earth.”

This is not a secondary doctrine. This is THE doctrine. This is why Jesus died. He died so that we would be able to be His voluntary lovers. Without His ultimate sacrifice He wouldn’t be able to have a kingdom of lovers. Yet there are false prophets within the world and even within the church who preach “peace, peace when there is no peace”.

2 Peter 2 says,

“But there were also false prophets among the people just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovreign Lord who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories”.”

Peter is comparing the end-times false prophets to those of the false prophets of Israel in the Old Testament. There are well-meaning false prophets in our churches today who are preaching that we have nothing to worry about. Why would God destroy the earth He created? It’s not because He is not good, it’s because He IS good. The land, the mountains, the ocean… sure He loves these thing but He is more concerned about His people… the ones He loves… the ones that choose to follow Him. And vengeance is His.

He is a jealous husband that will not allow His bride to be mistreated. He will remove everything that hinders love and He will do it in perfect timing.


I don’t really have anything profound to say but I will say that I am so glad Holy Spirit is a constant companion. If He didn’t exist, I doubt… no, I KNOW that none of the significant happenings in my heart lately would well,  would be happening.

I went to Old Chicago with a friend tonight. It’s a great KC pizza place on 119th and Metcalf. I go out with this friend often but we always come to the same conclusion each time we get together: two people couldn’t possibly be more different than we are. We are night and day complete opposites but we have one thing in common; we are both madly in love with Jesus, can’t wait for His return and are passionate about reminding those around us that a new King is about to come to this earth.

As soon as we met, this friend had a dream that we were standing on the edge of an ocean and there were crowds of people around us and we were desperately sharing with these people that Jesus was in love with them and was coming soon: no one believed us. No one listened to us but we kept preaching. Here we are, two years later, and still telling these things to our loved ones and still getting the same reaction:  apathy.

It’s not a fun thing to know that everyone thinks your insane when you are just simply sharing the truth of God’s Word… but when you have someone that is just as insane, standing beside you. Well things are just easier that way.

In a farm house (think ‘wizard of oz), looking out the window… only to see several black tornadoes in the distance drawing closer to the home I was in. I walk outside and suddenly start floating into the air and then soaring above the tornadoes with none other than my… laptop? I am moving fast flying over and even THROUGH some of the tornadoes. It is an exhilarating feeling. I then land in front of the house again, rush in and hide in the bath tub (good place to go durning a tornado if you don’t have a basement). I wake up.

Recently, Jesus (my best friend) has been speaking to me about writing again and I actually feel like I’m getting more oppurtunities than I have had in awhile. I believe that spirit-led writing and art and music are going to be part of the epic end-time battle… God vs. evil. However, I’m feeling deeply insecure about it. I haven’t written a short story since college, five years ago. I believe that as a prophetic messenger, God will not only be using our voices but elements of art that convey the power and beauty of God. This art, inspired by the spirit of God will have an anointing on it, far more powerful than the demonic anointing that comes from music and media tainted with the spirit of this age. I still feel insecure about it… to the point that I think I will vomit. Ridiculous, huh?

Being in inner healing is bringing a lot of junk from my childhood to the surface. It’s stirring up a lot of past insecurities and pain that God has finally begun a process of healing on. I think it’s for this reason… so that I can contain and receive ideas and dreams from heaven. It’s not a fun season but it is definitely one that is valuable and necessary… but it’s still killing me!

* The following statements are not necessarily the beliefs of the International House of Prayer but are based on my own opinions… the opinions of Brooke Turner.

I am not a heresy hunter therefore I want to first affirm some of the sincere qualities of the emergent church. I have been a participant in the Emergent Church movement in recent years and some of those involved in this movement are people that are very much beloved by me. This is not intended to bring hurt or cause disunity in the church, however, I felt the need to share my heart about this matter because it is an area of great concern to me.

The emergent movement began initially to address the great decrease in church attendance among young adults. It was clear that traditional church culture was not drawing the lost to Jesus. And so in observation of this dilemma, a web of ideas began to circulate among many young leaders. The underlying theme seemed to be: “how do we get the world to like us more so that in return, they will start coming to our churches/home groups etc?”

I believe that many “emergents” have a sincere burden for the lost. Many of them are characterized by great compassion for the poor and the marginalized. They have a desire to break out of the traditional Christian culture mode and relate to the lost in a new and fresh way. This is admirable considering the great majority of the church seems to feel more comfortable hiding behind the four walls of the church than venturing out into the world to love and serve the lost.

However, I have many concerns about the direction the emergent church has gone in recent years. The primary reason I have these concerns is because I believe that we are at the end of the age. Unlike a large percentage of the church, I believe that instead of being “sucked up” to heaven during the tribulation… we will actually be living here on earth. The tribulation will be used to purify the Bride of Christ and make them ready for His return to earth (2 Peter 3:14, Revelation 19:7-8). If you can find a verse supporting a pre-tribulation rapture, I would love to find out where it is because I haven’t seen one and personally… I would love to stay up there in heaven while hell breaks out down here on earth… but it ain’t gonna happen that way, folks.

The emergent movement has challenged the explicit truth of the Bible that we are to live Holy and blameless lives (Ephesians 1:3-5). Instead of using intimacy with Jesus and the powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit living inside of us to draw unbelievers to the truth, they have instead utilized compromise as a bridge to the lost. This may sound harsh but I myself have experienced this. In fact I was one of the promoters of this style of evangelism: “let’s hang out in bars, drink what we want and that way the lost will feel more comfortable around us.” Did it lead anyone to Jesus? I don’t remember one person coming to Jesus through this method and even if there was such a person, they sure weren’t being fed the truth of the gospel.

Why are we so concerned if the world likes us? We are actually suppose to expect that the world HATES us. 1 John 3:13 says, “do not be surprised brothers, if the world hates you.” In Jesus’ conversation with His father before his death on the cross he prays for us, His followers, “I have given them Your Word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.” John 3:19 says “this is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds are evil.” Yes. It is uncomfortable to be around people who hate us because we love Jesus. We are commanded to love them anyway but we are not given permission to join them in their sin. It pains me to think that we are using a false message of grace to exploit the work done on the cross. Grace is not a reason Jesus gave us to sin. Grace was given to us to empower us to keep from sinning. Sinning just because we can is a mockery of what Jesus has done on the cross.

So how do we reach the lost then? I have a few ideas 1. PRAY. Pray for the lost to know Jesus. Pray for specific people. Pray for their hearts to be open to the gospel. Pray for encounters with Jesus and dreams in the night. GOD is a real, active, and personal God and He is always moving. He wants evangelism to be a partnership with Him… not just some idea that we come up with on our own. 2. Prophesy. Yes. That’s what I said. 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 says that “if an unbeliever or someone does not understand comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all, and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming ‘God is really among you!’. 3. Serving the lost. Feed them, clothe them, but don’t feed and clothe them without introducing them to Jesus. Without Jesus, humanitarian efforts are pointless. We are simply making their lives more comfortable as the drift away to hell.

A message of holiness, intimacy and purity for God CAN work in a young adult movement. Just look at my community, IHOP. The International House of Prayer is comprised mostly of young adults. Imagine that. Around a thousand or more young adults, pursuing Jesus as their ONE desire, and striving to live a life before God that is blameless. It can happen. Young adults are looking for something bigger than they are. In the words of Misty Edwards “there’s something bigger going on… something bigger than ME.”

In light of the times that we are in… and trust me… we are very very close to the tribulation… I want to introduce a few other dangers with the emergent church.

Because Jesus return is so imminent, the Sprit of the Anti-Christ is increasing rapidly. The Apostle John refers to this in 1 John 1:2-3. It is a spirit that deceives unbelievers into trusting in the false doctrine that Jesus is indeed NOT fully God and fully man. This spirit will be prevalent even in the body of Christ and well… it actually is already very prevalent. The emergent church has been characterized by a pervading deception that questions, ever so subtley, the deity of Jesus our Lord. This will start out in a seemingly subtle way and then increase in deception over time. A few years ago, I was able to hear a very popular emergent speaker. I will not share his name because it is not my desire that anyone should be ‘singled out’, but some of the things this man referred to have disturbed me for some years now. He made a statement similar to: “the book of Genesis is outdated and archaic” and then began to subtley share his unbelief in what he seemed to believe wasn’t inerrant, God-breathed scripture on how the earth was formed and created by an uncreated Being. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 says this, “3For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” People who are uncomfortable with the truth of God’s inerrant Word will find someone to preach to them what they desire to hear. This is dangerous, why? 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 explains about the Spirit of the Anti-Christ or the Spirit of Lawlessness as it is otherwise called: “the coming of the lawless one will be in accordance to the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perished because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” There will be many in the church, who once called themselves Christians, who will fall away from Jesus because of offense.

In essence… we don’t have time to mess around. This spirit is in the world RIGHT NOW. We cannot allow any form of deception from the enemy. We cannot allow ourselves to sit in compromise. If our consciences are bothering us at all, we must turn away from that sin. Paul said that he “strives to keep his conscience clear before both God and man.” In humility and without religious pride, we must lay hold of the prize that is set before us… JESUS! We must live lives holy and blameless before Jesus and before the World. This includes loving each other. This includes serving each other but it also includes fleeing from immorality, darkness, dangerous theology, and drunkenness.

I had a dream last night that I was ice skating in this indoor rink. On the floor of the rink, under the ice were anti-God slogans that were put there by the government. I don’t remember exactly what they said but I know that last night the state of the church was heavy on my heart. To me this dream represented the church, symbolically “skating on thin ice”. We can no longer tolerate even hint of the anti-christ spirit in our churches. We need to start getting serious about the truth of God’s Word. We need to stop being so tolerant of compromise. This is the end of the age, people.

So my step-mom from Little Rock had a dream a few weeks ago. She said that she was in a watchtower and there were all kinds of people up there, families, different cultures, children. They were all looking out the windows of the watchtower when they saw a deep darkness coming towards them. That is when they all knew to immediately “go down”. So they all took off down the stairs as quickly as their legs would carry them. Cheri noticed that a jug of milk had been left behind by someone. I feel that this jug of milk connotes maturity (1Corinthians 3:1-3) as in… we were living off of milk but now we are graduating to “solid food”. I feel that there will be an acceleration of maturity as we see darkness spreading it’s tentacles across the church. Cheri saw a fire-escape and went down it but it didn’t go all the way down. It stopped at a level. She saw a gate with a man standing behind it. The gate was closed but not locked… (I’m still not sure what this means). Then she saw two junior-high school kids and she asked them what they were doing there. They replied that they were waiting for an adult who had to go up and get someone else. Cheri remembers think ing “there’s not enough time for that!”. In other words… we need to start preparing this generation NOW before it’s too late. She then gently guided the children to find their way out.


Check this out. This is from a Dutch news show.