JEHOVAH Our Strength

Isaiah 12:2-6  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:  for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.  Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.  And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.  Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.  Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”

First of all, let me apologize for the dry spell since my last post.  We are in one of the most hardest hit areas from Hurricane Florence and it has been a whirlwind.  BUT GOD was merciful!  In the midst of it all, we have been praising Him for the great things he has done.

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The King is Coming!

“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation” (II Corinthians 5:18-19).
     I have just had an epiphany after watching a recent Dane Wigington video on Geoengineering and how our government is waging weather warfare and chemical warfare on Americans.  I knew about the chemtrails, but I didn’t know they were manipulating weather conditions and causing such disastrous results, not just here, but around the world.  What I realize now, having studied end-time prophecies in the Bible, scientists, ex-CIA whistle-blowers, and the like; are just confirming what God has laid out as our destiny; and the only hope and answer is found in Jesus Christ.
     “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my Words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)   The Apostle John wrote the following after an extensive vision from Christ, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” (Revelation 21:1)
      Things are wrapping up here very soon.  I encourage you to seek the true and living God through Jesus, his Son NOW!  Set aside just one day and ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a way you will understand.  It is a ‘visceral’ thing; that is to say, ‘beyond human reasoning’, yet simple.  FAITH in someone and something you can’t see or touch.  Jesus told his doubting disciple, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: but blessed are they that have NOT seen, and yet believe.” (John 20:29)
     Check out the short video I have included a link for, on this toddler that has had an encounter with Jesus.  She keeps saying that he is coming soon.  We will be going up to meet him if we are his children and know him.  King Jesus is coming soon.  God just spoke to one of my congregants recently and told him to tell everyone the same thing.  He has told me that in the past many times.  I’m hearing it more and more.  It truly is all we have to look forward to and it is for all eternity after this life.
     I can’t apologize for this being my focal point.  My heart aches for people who don’t understand that Jesus truly is the only way, the truth, and the life…and no one can be reconciled to our Father God, Master, and Creator, unless they go through Jesus.  He is the middle man so to speak; AND our mediator.  The blood he shed on the cross atoned for all of humanity’s sins so that we have an opportunity to accept his free gift of eternal life, and be born again (spiritually) into His family.
     I LOVE YOU MY FRIENDS!  And I don’t want you or anyone else saying you never heard the gospel and didn’t know this was available to you.  We can repent, and God will forgive.  This is a supernatural act only God can perform in your spirit.  We are spirit, soul, and body.  Once our spirit is re-born and made alive in Christ, our soul and body can follow suit and is no longer a slave to the sin nature we are born with.  It is a process that never ends until we die, or are taken up to be with Him where we will receive new, glorified bodies, GLORY hallelujah!
     Jesus wants YOU to know Him!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5JBvB9c2k&t=5s

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IT IS A CHOICE!

Proverbs 1:29  “For they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”

I found this passage and have received it in my heart with fear and trembling.  In brief, I have been desperately asking the Lord certain questions for YEARS, only to have the answer boil down to one word:  “CHOICE”!

What were some of those questions? 

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Loyalty vs. Convenience

John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

I chose this passage as the lead off to a statement the Lord gave me about a month ago which is this:

“For many, loyalty only goes as far as its convenience.”

Ouch!  So in light of the above scripture, where do we land on the loyalty meter when it comes to our friends; and most importantly God?  You may even be asking how this topic came about.  My blog content is usually a bit different.

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SIMPLE OBEDIENCE

John 7:16-17  “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”

I thought the Holy Spirit wanted me to read all of John 7 this morning, but I got stuck on these two passages.  What a gloriously simple revelation!  With child-like faith, we obey God BEFORE we have understanding of everything we think we need.  He is telling us, THEN we will know whether all these false religions and doctrines of devils are of God or not.  THEN we will know what decisions to make in the day.  THEN we will know what we need to know as life unfolds moment by moment.  OBEY GOD, whether we understand it or not. 

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CARNALITY

Romans 8:6-7 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

Our fellowship is beginning a study by Andrew Wommack titled “Spirit, Soul & Body”.  It has already impacted our perception of who we are IN Christ Jesus, and the relationship between the three entities determining our ultimate destiny.

The Lord gave me the word “carnality” to piggy-back our study.  Understanding a Christian’s carnality reveals the amount of control our spirit-man has over our soul and body, or flesh.  Carnality is characterized by the flesh or body, its passions and appetites; its sensuality and carnal pleasures, and is worldly and temporary.

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Psalm 139

I have written about Jehovah Shammah before.  It means “God is there; he is with you!”  This morning it was impressed heavily upon me to share this awesome name again.

Psalm 23 says in part, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff-they comfort me…”

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Psalm 27

1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle SACRIFICES of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

9 Hide not they face far from me; put not they servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 WAIT on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”

Who can add to that?

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KINGDOM OF GOD

Romans 14:17-19 “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  For the one who serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God, AND approved of men.  So then, let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.”

In scripture the title ‘kingdom of God’ is referenced 76 times.  It is of great importance to take note of its significance.  Personally, the phrase has captured my attention for some time.   I could say it even enamored my spirit to know more.

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SALVATION: Life’s Most Dire Necessity

John 14:6 “Jesus said to Thomas the Disciple: I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I have titled this post as such, in an effort to draw attention to the desperate state the world is in.  Our ministry is focused on the Great Commission, through the giving of food, clothes, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  So just HOW is the ministry of Jesus accomplished?  Only by LOVE!  It was, and still is, God’s love that enables us to be forgiven and reconciled (John 3:16).

Food and clothing are “necessities”, as elaborated on in another post titled, “Operation Genesis”; but now more than ever, God’s people need to give the world the hope of the gospel.  Jesus preached repentance for the forgiveness of our sins.  When it is all said and done, or put this way; at the end of the day, THAT is our only hope for eternal life with Them in Heaven.  The Holy Spirit said through me last week in a Facebook post, “Let’s cut to the chase and get it done church!  It is time for us to serve, not BE served!”

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