Having Ears to hear and Eyes to see.


I have felt an urgency in my spirit for most of this year. I have written a book on prayer that will be published this year. but now God has me to write one on the coming storm. Our country has gone through a major change. And whether you believe it is good or bad, the battle over Christianity has begun. A lot of people are trying very hard to prove that we don’t need God. This battle is in the news everyday. Besides Covid-19, what is the number one news story in America. It is murder and it’s effects. All of this is to produce one effect, that is fear. And fear is the opposite of faith. Faith is what you need for God to work in your life. Jesus was teaching and the religious leader came to him and want Him to show then a sign. Jesus said you to them that they were a faithless and wicked generation. He also said you look at the red sky in the morning and know a storm is coming. Then you look at the red shy a night and know the that the storm has passed. Jesus said you can discern the face of the sky, but can’t discern the signs of the times. then Jesus said, the only sign that I will give you is the sign of Jonah (Matthew 16). Jonah went through tribulation, repent of his sins and God gave him the largest revival in the Old Testament. All of this is coming and will be here sooner than later. Jesus kept saying all those who have ears let him hear and eyes let him see. So, what do you see and hear?

Crain Blanchard.

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A Flame of Fire.


I have been reading in Hebrews. God calls the angels, ministering spirits, a flame of fire. In the service Wednesday night where I was healed, the pastor was talking about becoming a flame of fire. This fire comes from the altar of God. When angels are sent to do the work of the Kingdom of God, they are set on fire to accomplish God’s will. It is why they are so bright when you see one. Do you know what the word angel means? The word angel means messenger. What was Jesus’s last command to us? It was to preach the gospel to the whole world. We are messengers of the kingdom of God. And we are suppose to go in the fire of God to preach this message. When we preach the gospel we become angels. But without the fire of God there is no power. In the last command of Jesus, He also said to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. But this only happens when we are set on fire from heaven. This fire is only obtained from God. Which means that we have to go to God to be set on fire. So how do we get set on fire? It is by seeking God and having our heart right before God. The message I heard from the pastor was clear. The gospel says that there is only one way, Jesus. Only one way to receive forgiveness, salvation and eternal life is Jesus. And there is only one way to receive the fire of God, it is through Jesus. Jesus said the Father is in me, and I am in you. He also said abide in me. When we do abide in Jesus, the fire from the altar of God will burn brightly and we will accomplish God’s will on this earth.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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A Visitiation.


I went to a church last night that I was invited to. I have known about this church for years but never attended. I sat next to the friend that invited me. He’s a youth pastor. It was a service of with both the youth and adults. The youth worship team lead off with the service. Then the Associate pastor came up to preach. He began to speak the truth of the gospel with love and power. His words were strong enough to defeat any devil. I watched for the move of God. Then the associate pastor ask for those who would receive Jesus and dozens of youth stood up and prayed. Then he asked for those who need healing. People went forward and filled the front of the church. Then the pastor had the youth that just accepted the Lord to come up and prayer for healings. I went forward for a healing. This young teenager came and she laid hands on me. She began to pray. As she did I felt the power of God flow through me. I almost went out in the Spirit a couple of times. The anointing of God was upon her. I went for a healing of my knees. But what was healing was my unbelief. I can believe for healing for anyone, but not myself. As she quietly prayed for me, she was expecting God to move and He did. I had a visitation of the Holy Spirit. He came and healed many people last night.

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him.”

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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Time 2021.


I have written a lot of articles about time. Why time? It is because time is a precious commodity. Most people take time for granted. It was something that was given to us by God and we didn’t have to earn it. And it is usually when our time is running out that we become concerned about it. Everybody has so much time in their lives. And once that time is used up, there is no more time for us. We will come to the end of our existence on this earth. And if you haven’t chosen you destiny, you actually have. In not choosing God and his reality, you have chosen the wrong path. God gives us our lifetime to choose His plan for us. Once time has slipped by, there is no more choosing on our part. Things will automatically happen. You will not have a choice. God gave us time to make the right choice. It isn’t rocks, crystals, trees, or worshipping man. God is the creator not the creation. Our lives are about using our time to figure out that God is our Father and the Creator of the world. Once we figure out the God is the path we must folow, it is taking that path and following after Jesus. God will love us no matter what we choose. God loves the people in hell as much as He loves the people in heaven. So, what time is it? It is a quarter pass the time to choose God’s path.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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The Coming and passing storm.


A storm just passed through our area. It rained and the lightning thundered. God says it rains on the just and the unjust. In the beginning the earth was watered by dew each morning. The dew was enough to water every plant and to provide water for man. Then man sinned and the earth was cursed by God. Now the only water comes is by a storm. The rain is never evenly spread across the country. In our area the average rainfall is about 60 inches a year. in the west the average rainfall is about 15 inches a year. In 2016, a storm in Louisiana dropped 62 inches in month. It flooded out a half a million homes, including my home. In California, they have had a drought for almost 10 years. Fires are the normal life in the west. Everybody can see the passing storm, whether it is rain, fire or tornados. But no one wants to recognize the coming storm. It is a final storm that will destroy everything. In the old testament, Israel went into captivity because of the sin on the land. God gave the land rest for 70 years, before they could return. Our land is sick with sin and it will not endure it forever. In the last 20 years, there has been more earthquakes, fires, tornados, hurricanes than since the earth was formed. There is only one reason why. It is the because of man and his sin on this earth. The only hope we have is Jesus and Him crucified. The storm is coming and there is no getting out of it. It is because of God’s plan for man. Ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus into your heart and God will protect you from the coming storm.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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The Time We have.



In our physical world, there are four dimensions. They are height, depth, width and time. The last one is combined with space to form the spacetime continuum. That is a mouthful. But what is being said is that time has substance. Just like a rock or a brick. We are given by our Creator a certain amount of time, no more and no less. So we have control over our time. We can do what we want with our time. No one else can use it or have it without our consent. No one can take it from us. God gave it to us to use wisely. Then can you tell me why you waste your time trying to replace God with things? One woman told me that she loved a certain football team, that when she went to games she would have a religious experience. Some people love to shop until they drop. Some people love making money. Some people love animals. You can pick a subject or object and you will find people who love it with devotion. I was such a wreck when I came to God. That afterwards, I didn’t want to pursue anything but God. I still don’t. Everything comes to me. If I have a need, the need is met. When I first started with God, I gave my car to a needy family. God sees to it that I am never without transportation. What I am talking about is when we stand before God, will He say, I never knew you, depart from Me or will He says enter into My joy?

Crain Blanchard.

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What difference is there in being a Christian or not?


All I can do is to tell you about my experience. I have always been a sensitive person. I have a soft heart. This has lead me into many difficult situations. Many of those situations cause much pain to me. And I became bitter about life. I was so angry that most people wouldn’t even talk to me. Which became a death spiral for me. My life was out of control and I couldn’t change it. Until I was ready to change, I wasn’t going to. Finally, I had enough of the pain and suffering from this world. I wanted something better. I join a business with two Christian men. We met each morning to discuss business for the day. Each day these two men would talk about what Jesus had done for them. I listened for three months, before they asked me to go to church with them. I said yes. It was the most fateful decision I have ever made. My life has never been the same. God took this beat up heart and transformed it into a heavenly saint. When God accepted me, I wasn’t perfect. What I was, was forgiven. Jesus came into my life to live His life in me. My life isn’t perfect. But it is as close as it can be here on earth. Jesus has taken me from glory to glory, step by step. I am walking home to God. When my life is over, I will go home to my Father. This is what God has always wanted since the time of Adam. This is what Christianity is all about. The difference that Christianity has made is that I am alive to God, not dead in the ground in hell.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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What can you see?


What do you mean what can you see? There are so many ways of perceiving anything. When someone says I see, they usually mean with their eyes. Did you know that most people perceive with their nose before they see with their eyes. Then there is touch, taste and feel. it’s funny how your nose will provoke a stronger response than you eyes. Everything is tied into our brain. Jesus preached the gospel and said everyone that has ears to hear and eyes to see, let them hear. Most people didn’t understand what Jesus was talking about. They were there for the food or healings. Jesus loves us with a stronger love than anyone has. He told parables which people could basically understand. But the spiritual part had to be the Holy Spirit giving us understanding. So we come to today. So what do you see? Do you see the fear in most people? Do you hear the call of Jesus? Do you see the coming storm? It is almost upon us. Do you see faith in your life? Have you developed a prayer life? What is it that you perceive in your life? The religious leaders of Jesus’s day, saw and understood what Jesus was talking about. They understood and refused the gospel of Jesus. So, their sin was great and led to their destruction. The gospel is a two-edged sword, slicing both ways. If you see and understand and don’t respond to the gospel, what hope is left for you? Jesus is our only hope for salvation, in HIs generation and ours. So, what do you see?

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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What does the Future hold?


When we look at the future, we need to look to the past to see clearly. The apostle John lived in Ephesus. He was Bishop of the churches in the 7 cities. If you read in the book Ephesians you will see a church on fire for Jesus and full of power. This is how all 7 churches were founded. Then if you read in the book of Revelations, you see a different church. After 40 years, the churches in Asia Minor have lost the fire and the power of God. God was about to pull His anointing from all the churches. What happen to all those churches? The same thing that has happened in America. The cares of this world have blocked out their spiritual sight and life. If you read 2 John, it is cryptically written. So, that only Christians can understand what it says. This was written by the apostle John after he left the isle of Patmos, where he was left to die. The handwriting is on the wall. It is time to awake from your sleep and believe God. What is ahead is what was behind. The persecution of the church is coming and really has begun. Paul was chased out of every city that he went to. They wanted to kill him. Why do you think this is strange. Jesus said if they hated Him, they will hate us. Jesus said that persecution will be a part of our Christian life. It isn’t something to fear. It is something to bear with the joy of Lord. So look to the future in the past.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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Not Loving your Neighbor or Brother.


We have seen what God requires of us. It is to love one another. The Pharisees came to Jesus after He said to love your neighbor as yourself. They ask Jesus who is our neighbor? Jesus told them the parable of the Good Samaritan. The parable is about a Samaritan, who the Jews consider a heathen, helped a wounded Jew with his own money. The Samaritan had compassion on the wounded man, where other Jews just passed him by. Jesus turned to them and asked who was his neighbor? The scriptures say that is we believe we have fellowship with God and walk in darkness, we are liars and don’t believe the gospel. This also applies if we don’t keep God’s commandments. The scriptures also say that if we hate our brother, we walk in darkness and don’t believe what God says, The scriptures also say that if we see a neighbor in need and have the wherewithall to meet that need, how does the love of God abide in us? And finally the scripture says that if we don’t love our neighbor, who we can see, we don’t love God who we can’t see. The scriptures are very specific about love our neighbor. If you want to read this study on loving God, just read I John. Our actions on this earth have spiritual consequences, good or bad. This is why Jesus taught the disciples how to live a Godly life.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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