Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
|... “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of|
nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the wave
Saturday, February 19, 2011
|because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. ... for you|
know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. ...
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|do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion,|
during the time of testing in the desert ...
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The testing above is the testing of the church. There is a different kind of testing coming for the world, not the church, the world, and we will be kept from it because we have already been tested and found worthy (or not-reread Luke 21:34-36)
|... "Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great|
time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those wh
|Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed|
it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour
Matt 25 tells us about wise and foolish virgins. The foolish virgins had not the faith, the preparation to take oil in their jars. People say the oil signifies the Holy Spirit, and that is partially true. They skip over the obvious meaning to arrive at a deeper meaning without first taking into consideration the first, most straightforward, literal meaning.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
|They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.|
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Prov 3:5Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.a
|... So when all these things begin to happen, stand and|
look up, for your salvation is near!
This is the guidance the Lord has given me today in the midst of this world spinning out of control:
Prov 3:5Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding
|There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to|
do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love
|so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit|
on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
The evidence that the "prewrath" and "post trib" teachers are wrong is overwhelming. Ultimately, they have no "revelation" of the book of Revelation so they rely on the pet theories and doctrines of men to try to understand a book that can only be understood through the revelation of the Spirit of God and faith.
This world is in for it. Mankind will be wiped clean from the face of the earth except for a few...as always:
Isaiah 13:12 I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.
What has been will be again:
What happened in the days of Noah and Lot will happen again. The escape and the judgement.
Since we know that an escape has been prepared for us, and we see this world spiraling out of control, shouldn't we do what we were told to do and pray for this escape? Where in the bible are we ever told that the faithful and obedient would reap judgement and wrath? Nowhere.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
|Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;|
give thanks to him and praise his name.
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Job 22:28What you decide on will be done,
and light will shine on your ways.
29When men are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’
then he will save the downcast.
30He will deliver even one who is not innocent,
who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”
Think about the implications of that ^^^^^....
3. After we have approached the Lord with thanks and rejoicing and praise, and we have sought first His Kingdom, then its time for all other things to be added to us. Then is the time for preparatory prayer. That is, laying the groundwork for our future by going ahead of ourselves in the future and praying for the things we want and need. I am a military man by nature, that has been my work so the Lord speaks to me in those terms. He likened this preparatory prayer to calling in artillery strikes on an enemy position before an infantry assault. Before the troops ever step foot on their objective, it has been 'softened' and readied to be captured. That is one way to look at what prayer does for us, it prepares our way before us.
Last but not least here, pray for all those things the Lord knows you need but you have failed to ask for. Why? You have not because you ask not....
James 4:1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts
The world is moving at a speed that will daze and confuse many. As this world and events on it move faster, we must slow down, clear our minds and pray. Everything we want and need is a prayer away from us. The Lord is near, be anxious for nothing:
Phil 4:4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
These are the things the Lord is saying to me today. Grace and peace
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
|My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.|