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Q & A with Jeanne Nigro Part 2

Intimacy blockers and how to defend against them.

newcover.jpgObviously, sin is what separates us from God and blocks intimacy. It’s pretty easy to recognize the BIG sins and the effect they can have on our relationship with Him. However, what we often overlook are the moment-by-moment blockers like stress, fear, anger, frustration, criticism (just to name a few), and how they destroy intimacy. We generally accept those emotions and attitudes as just a normal part of life or our personality, rather than view them as sin that blocks our intimacy with God. Once we realize how damaging they are, we must then take advantage of the spiritual weapons that God has given us to tear down these barriers and to experience intimacy with Him.

* You indicate that a proper focus now on the Millennium is important to our ability to stand strong in the future. Could you explain why?

If our focus is on the NOW, we will eventually bow down to fear, frustration, and even hopelessness and despair. However, if we focus on the FUTURE and what awaits us with the return of Jesus, we will find a source of strength and hope because of the victory that He will bring and because of our anticipation of what we will be doing with Him throughout the Millennium and what life will be like on earth during that time. Knowing and connecting with what is on God’s heart for the Millennium gives us an action plan for today as to what we CAN do that will increase His kingdom now, as well as have an impact in the Millennium to come.

* You also believe that, while it is not a requirement for salvation, observing the Biblical Feasts (or the Feasts of the Lord) can be beneficial for us. How so?

In Leviticus Chapter 23, God established His feasts as special appointments with Him. In fact, the Hebrew word for feasts, “moedim,” means appointment. These are times of special blessings and deeper intimacy with Him that we do not want to miss out on! Plus, we will be observing all the Feasts throughout the Millennium, so the more we observe them now, the more practice we receive, and the better prepared we are to participate in them with our bridegroom, Jesus! An even deeper purpose in the feasts is found in the fact that they all reveal Jesus as the Messiah. Just as He perfectly fulfilled the Spring Feasts (Passover, First Fruits, and Shavuot (or Pentecost)), so He will perfectly fulfill the Fall Feasts (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (or Feast of Tabernacles)). This gives us confidence in the certainty of His return, the salvation of Israel, God dwelling with us again on the earth, and all the Millennial promises that we read about for example in Isaiah, Zechariah, and Ezekiel. We need this confidence and certainty as an anchor for our soul in the midst of continual uncertainty and turbulence!

* Explain briefly for us the 10 Facets of God’s Heart for the Millennium and what is the significance for us today?

Let me begin by explaining the meaning of the term “facets of God’s heart.” God’s heart is like a diamond with many facets. If you only cut one facet of a diamond, all of its light cannot shine but rather is muted. However, when you cut many facets of a diamond, all of its brilliant light sparkles and radiates forth. Well it’s the same way with God’s heart. If we are only connected to one facet of His heart, we do not experience all of His glory, power, and intimacy. In fact, we may even become deceived, for example when we only connect with the facet of God as love – then anything that relates to love must be ok! However, when we connect with the many facets of His heart, we experience deep intimacy with Him, and more of His love, wisdom, power, presence and glory in our lives!

When it comes to the Millennium, UNSHAKEN details 10 facets of God’s heart, or passions of His heart, toward the Millennium, and they are:

• Reigning over all the earth as King in truth and holiness
• Implementing righteousness in all governments and social systems
• Ruling and reigning with you in resurrected bodies
• Bringing healing and restoration to all the earth, people, animals, and relationships
• Restoring Israel spiritually and physically
• Bringing together in one all things that are in heaven and which are on earth in Him -Bringing heaven (the New Jerusalem) to earth.
• Establishing His name forever in Jerusalem — the City of Truth, the City of the Great King, and the Throne of the Lord
• Being worshipped by all people and nation from every tribe and tongue in the Millennial Temple in Jerusalem
• Spreading His Word throughout the entire earth as the water covers the seas
• Observing the Biblical Feasts, festivals, Shabbats, and new moons

Understanding God’s heart for the Millennium provides the foundation for the “action plan” that is detailed in the last chapter of UNSHAKEN. This plan provides relevant, practical, and easy to apply steps you can take to align your day-to-day actions with each of these facets of God’s heart for the Millennium. These clear steps will direct and mobilize you as to what you CAN do now to make a difference in the midst of a world that feels out of your control and influence. You don’t have to wait until Jesus comes back to start increasing His Millennial Kingdom! When you align your heart and actions with God’s heart for the Millennium, you will grow in intimacy with Him, be able to stand unshaken and strong in these uncertain, turbulent times, and the impact of your actions will continue into the Millennium!

For more information visit www.JeanneNigro.com

 

Q&A with Jeanne Nigro Part 1

JeanneNigro.jpgI was prompted to write UNSHAKEN as a result of my own experience of the paralysis that occurs over fear of the end times, as well as my observation that I was not alone in this fear. Many others are experiencing it as well! What made this fear even more unsettling for me, was that I had been teaching others about fear for years and thought it couldn’t happen to me! However, when it came to the end times, none of what I knew about dealing with fear seemed to apply. This began a process where the Lord showed me a lot about fear of the uncertain end times, and the lies I was believing about myself and about God that were fueling the fear. After He showed me how to use our spiritual weapons of warfare to combat these lies, He then began to reveal to me His heart for the end times and the Millennium to come. It was through that experience that I have been compelled to share those truths so that others can be liberated from their fears and experience an exciting and fulfilling partnership with God, regardless of the times!” Jeanne Nigro

* What makes Unshaken different from other books that address the end times, or these last days?

Most of us realize that there are significant theological differences within the body of believers concerning the last days and when certain events will occur. I didn’t want to focus on those differences that divide. I am more interested in preparing people spiritually not only for that time to come, but for what God is calling them to do now, and how they can experience intimacy with Him no matter what is going on around them.

The truths that I share will be helpful to people regardless of their end times theology or eschatology, as they provide practical, relevant action steps that will transform their lives. Also, UNSHAKEN is unique from other books in that it integrates the anchors of intimacy with God, the Millennium, Millennial Temple, and the Biblical Feasts into what we need to stand strong and unshaken lights for God in these uncertain end times.

* You state that intimacy with God is a key factor in our ability to stand amidst uncertainty. Why is that so important?

To begin with, intimacy with God is our primary purpose in life. He created us for relationship, and our relationship with Him is the only thing that cannot be taken away from us. Who He is and how He sees us is the only thing in life that cannot change. It is through our intimate fellowship with Him that we are protected from deception, a trademark of the last days, and through which we are empowered to stand against persecution and oftentimes frightening, opposing forces. His strength is perfect, and it is critical that we walk closely with Him to be able to draw from that strength.

* You provide some practical steps to achieving intimacy with God and drawing from the game of football, break them down in to offensive and defensive categories. How can we be proactive or on the offense in growing in our intimacy with God?

I go into great detail in the book, but the short answer is found in learning to dwell with Him in the daily moment by moment, focusing throughout the day on who He is, how He sees you, and what He’s done for you. An essential component of this is learning to connect with the many facets of His heart. For example, what is God’s heart toward you, for healing your heart? What is His heart toward others? What is His heart toward the end times, the Millennium, the Millennial Temple, and the Biblical Feasts? As you connect with these facets of His heart, you grow in intimacy with Him and you stand strong in uncertain times.

For more information visit www.JeanneNigro.com

Unshaken: Standing Strong in Uncertain Times

newcover.jpgA brief glance at the headlines on any given day is enough to make someone unsettled, anxious or down right scared. Horrific acts of terrorism, destruction wrought by natural disaster, economic volatility in world markets are just a few of the signs for many of an impending apocalyptic meltdown.

“As I speak with people around the world, I see more and more believers paralyzed by fear and shrouded in a cocoon of passivity because of the unrelenting turbulence and uncertainty in the world and their private lives,” states Jeanne Nigro, author of Unshaken: Standing Strong in Uncertain Times (Destiny Image – October 2016).

Instead of focusing on the doom and gloom of the usual end-time fare or attempting to navigate the milieu of theological positions on the subject, Jeanne offers a lifeline, an anchor to the soul of the disrupted and disturbed.

Even if we lay aside the idea of a global Armageddon for a moment and simply take a look behind the door of the average American home, it won’t be surprising to find a microcosmic battle being waged that is equally destabilizing. On a nightly basis, evening television chips away at the moral values that once served as a sure foundation for a great nation. Mom & Dad are stretched to the max trying to juggle responsibilities at work and home. Tensions are high as well as their debt. Many are living life on the edge and know that it could all come tumbling down with the slightest of unexpected and unplanned intrusions into their fragile world.

With an unwavering belief that personal intimacy with God is our only sure refuge and source of strength, Nigro provides not only encouragement for the battered soul but practical steps for individuals to deepen their relationship with God in the midst of uncertainty.

Jeanne brings her insight into the importance of understanding the biblical feasts, the Millennium, and the Millennial Temple and what they reveal to us about God and how that understanding deepens our intimacy with Him and prepares us for the days ahead.

Unshaken will lead the reader beyond mere survival and guide them to the very heart of God, calming the storm and securing the soul of the believer to live confidently in any and every uncertainty.

For more information visit www.jeannenigro.com