Newsletter for May 2011

Jim Martin Ministries/Grace Ministries International
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Dear Friends,

One of the things I thoroughly enjoy doing is listening to good teaching, following along in scripture and taking notes, all the while praying in the Spirit. Quite often, God will begin to speak to me during these and other times of prayer. As He speaks, I write what He tells me and keep these words in a folder. He gives me verses or passages of scripture to support and accompany what He speaks. I refer to these times with God as “Lessons from the Upper Room.”

Last year, the Lord began dealing with me about typing out these prophetic words and sharing them in sermons. I have been doing this and both the audio and the printed words can be found at our web site. Visit, click on “Teachings,” then click on “Audio Teachings,” and then click on Volume 13 or 14 of “Rightly Dividing the Word of God.” The “Lessons from the Upper Room” sermons are designated by having “(UR)” beside the title.

In this month’s letter, I want to share with you a specific word the Lord gave me regarding what is happening in the world, and especially in the United States. I’ll begin with the verses He gave me. It is very important to read these scriptures and keep in mind what they are saying as you are reading the word given to me by the Lord.

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The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.    (Psalm 33:10-12)

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.    (Psalm 127:1)

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.    (Proverbs 10:22)

For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.    (Isaiah 59:12-19)

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.    (Proverbs 29:1-2)

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.    (Psalm 91:1-11)

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.    (Matthew 7:24-27)

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Your government has a proven track record of failure when it comes to the economy. Your government is not my government. I honor authority, but I have not established what is happening in your government. I have not clouded the judgment of those in leadership. I have not confused their thinking. I have not led them to compromise. All of this is their own doing.

I never called for separation of church and state. My will is for the godly to rule. But you are the ones who cried out for this separation. You wanted it, you demanded it, many of you still demand it with a voracious temperament, and you are now seeing the results: the collapse of your economy and your government.

You, by your own choice, voted me out of your system and you are going to suffer for it all the way into eternity. Did I not say in my word that the people of a nation would rejoice when the righteous are in authority? But repeatedly you, my Church, have voted to put the unrighteous in authority at all levels of government, from the national to the local level. Then, to justify your lack of responsibility, you put the blame on me by misusing my word to say that I am the one who puts all leaders in their seats of rule.

You have rejected my counsel, which endures for every nation in any age, and embraced the counsel of the heathen. Your belief in their words, coupled with your rejection of my truth, has led to this place of destruction. I am not the God of your nation, for I have been rejected. You have placed the wicked in authority for so long that there is now great mourning in nearly every segment of your society: financial, educational, health care, morality and infrastructure.

Repeatedly you have witnessed as the counsel of the heathen has been exposed for its folly. But instead of repenting and voting the righteous into office, you have continued to submit yourselves to the control of the wicked.

You have reached the point where there is no turning back. You have crossed the line and the damage is beyond repair. Do not think to yourselves, “But with God, all things are possible,” for if you truly believed this, you would have been walking with me all along. Your nation, and the rest of the world, is on the path toward my wrath and judgment; this was foretold in the Revelation I gave to my servant, John.

It has been my desire to build your house, but you have continually sought for pleasure and not for truth, righteousness and holiness. What you have been building is a nation of vanity. You have become drunk with pleasures and wealth. I shake my head as I see the terribly deceived hearts of so many of my children who think, “But this is the United States. We’re the greatest nation on earth. These things cannot happen to us!”

But I ask you, what has made your country great? Why do you believe that your nation is the greatest on earth? What is the measuring stick you are using to determine greatness? You have been comparing your living conditions with those of impoverished nations when you should have been comparing your nation to my word. Remember, I have said that the nation which truly acknowledges me is blessed, and it is my blessing which makes a nation great; and my blessings will truly make a nation wealthy with no sorrow. If yours is the wealthy nation you believe, why is there so much sorrow at this time?

The tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis you are witnessing in the natural are a reflection of what is happening in the spirit that is impacting governments and economies. It is a lack of a stable foundation which leads to the earthquakes, and the earthquakes then lead to the tsunamis, which bring in floods of utter destruction. You are living in the midst of a spiritual tsunami of destruction that is washing over your world.

Yes, I can – and will – sustain you if you will trust me; I must be your foundation. But just because I sustain you as my child does not mean I will sustain the nation that rejects me and my righteousness. I can and will sustain you as you watch everything around you crumble and fall. Remember, there were two houses built; one on the sand and one on the rock. The flood rose against both. Those in the house established on the rock witnessed the fall of the house built on the sand; but the flood hit them both.

Too many of my children complain, worry and are in fear about losing possessions. But you cannot lose what I establish and sustain. If you try to sustain what I have established, it will not last. But if you trust me to sustain what I establish, it will remain. You must learn to trust me. Trusting me is not simply acknowledging my existence; it is casting everything about your life on to me. Do not forget that my word cannot fail; apply my word to every facet of your life and you will stand in the midst of turmoil.

There will be those in my Church who will reject what I am saying. They will reject this warning as not being of me. But I would remind you of those in the Old Testament who called themselves prophets and rejected the warnings of impending judgment because Israel had rejected me. They prophesied out of their flesh that the true prophets I sent to call Israel to repentance were wrong. But in the days that followed, as my warnings were ignored, the judgment came. But even when the judgment came, I sustained those whose hearts had not turned from me.

I will be your glory and the lifter of your head. I will lift you above the strife and turmoil for you to see my glory and my deliverance. I will be your sustainer. I will be your strength. I will be your provider. I will be your very-present help in every need. Leap from the crumbling banks of the false security created by wicked leaders into my arms of grace and protection. I am your God and your Father and I will be everything to you as you trust me without hesitation.

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Prophecies such as these are not always the easiest to deliver or the most pleasant to hear. But God has promised in His word that He will always warn us ahead of time regarding such things as His judgment. His goal is not to frighten us, but to grab our attention and call us to repentance and holiness. If you have friends you believe would be blessed by this letter, feel free to make copies available (at no charge, of course).

Last month we had our Prayer and Power Conference with Elaine Hollmer and Gary Carpenter. The MP3 CD of the conference is now available. This MP3 CD contains not just the sermons, but also every prophecy that came forth as well as several “extras” as a blessing. The video recordings of each service have been archived and are accessible at our website. The audio (in MP3 format) will soon be added to the web site.

Your servant in Christ,



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