Monday, September 17, 2018

Remember September 9.17.18

Today, and these days in general would be a perfect time for the Lord to show up unexpected.  Now is not the time to go back to sleep.  When the Lord told us He is going to show up on an unexpected day and hour that can mean two things:

1. it can be a direct reference to the Feast of Trumpets.


2.  it can mean any of the other days of the year. (like today).

We know that the fall feasts are yet to be fulfilled prophetically so when it comes to a high watch season, we are in it.  A quick look around the world is all we should need to lean our heads back and look up to heaven where our redemption is coming from.  All hell is poised to break loose on this earth.  America is the most divided it has ever been and its getting worse by the day-a far cry from being made great again.  That's not a swipe at Trump but a statement of fact.  When America goes down from internal strife or external invasion or nuclear devastation or whatever, Israel will be left hanging in the wind with only the Lord God to save her (and He will).  That has been the plan all along.

The creation will once again look to its Creator for salvation and redemption.  The Lord God will received the glory and praise due His name.  The Lord could arrive unexpectedly at any moment, we need to be ready to meet Him.  We also need to be ready to stay here on this earth for as long as it takes to do what He wants us to do while we are still here.  We must be ready to stay, and ready to go.  These ideas are not mutually exclusive as paul made clear to us here:

Phil 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

Let us close with a watching prayer:

"Lord I and those reading this pray for all the brothers and sisters, our families and ourselves that our sins are forgiven and that we may be counted worthy to escape all that is about to happen and stand before you.  Please give us eyes, hearts and spirits that are watchful that we may do what you commanded us to do, which is to always be watching for your unexpected return.  Thank you Lord for the wisdom, strength and grace you give.  Blessed be Your Name.  Amen!"

grace and peace