It is a glorious Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2011, and I walked outside only for a few minutes to just see it…I would like to be out there…or I’d like to be cleaning up around here…or I’d like to be shopping…or I’d like to take a nap…
I guess you can see I’d like to be anywhere but doing this, and yet, God, has set this time apart for me to do just this. I’ve avoided it all day…I’ve read my fb…my email…I’ve looked for a gift idea I have for 2 of the most precious people in my life…but now, I’m going to sit here obediently and write to you what has been sitting on me…for several days.
I believe it was Wednesday of this week that my husband sat down me the following article. Before you complete what I have to say here…so that you will not misunderstand what I’m sharing with you …my precious audience of friends, family, members of the body of Christ, or just strangers…I ask that you read this article. Copy and paste the link omtp tje address bar above and go. First, notice the name of the issue…What Time Is It?. and then go to page 14 and 15. You will be amazed at the article titled What is Going On?
Now, the idea or concept that the physical and the spiritual worlds are connected is not new for me. It was through the Word, that I have become the prayer warrior that I am. The Old Testament Israel had a real sword that they did battle with, like Joshua, but in the New Testament my sword is the Word of God — not under my mind but in my mouth. I have known for quite awhile that the future of the Church and America is in the loins of Abraham. I know that makes me talk a funny lingo when I say that, but “Father Abraham had many sons…I am one of them and so are you..” that we sang as children, and “I’m in the Lord’s Army” another song I sang..are very real to me today as I am 61 and lead I believe a very powerful branch of God’s army, navy, marines…you name it! We are the Women Who Pray Ministry and we pray locally and nationally together each day..and globally across face book, daily.
I hear on all sides…North and South of the equator…and East and West of the Prime Meridian…the same story/stories. We’ve been hit! The Body of Christ is experiencing devastation everywhere! Those of us who encourage each other daily, not forsaking the gathering of believers…blessing each other with the Word, and receiving the Word from each other…may not even be aware of what’s going on! I know I wasn’t!!
The LORD GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is my GOD! He’s our GOD if you have claimed JESUS as your SAVIOR and LORD! We enter through JESUS and HIM alone into the Family of GOD!! Once here, we must arm ourselves with the WORD, growing up daily, even hourlly..by the minute and the second. Time is moving faster and faster, and the LORD is returning soon! There’s no doubt about that!
That article you read is dated September 2011, and it is not a Chirstian only newspaper. It is not written for only Christians to see, and had it been, I might not have seen it. My husband had it, remember, and he brought it to me. He wanted me to see what I thought about it. I responded quickly and placed on both my walls on face book and asked all to let me hear their comments. I had about 10 likes, maybe, and 2 comments..and that was for 2 walls. What does that tell you? My Teddi Holt wall to friends only got no comment. My womenwho pray wall that has over 1000 friends got 2 comments. So, now the LORD has led me to write this to you.
I may be writing into oblivion but here goes. God is speaking to the Church. He said over and over in Revelation…He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Now, I know, we may be waiting on an audible human voice, but we better be noticing that the earth…planet Earth…that is …she is moaning and groaning as a woman in childbirth! Matthew 24 says, when Jesus is asked by the disciples…yes they were Jews…but they are the beginning of the Church! Interesting that the 12 Jewish disciples were our beginnings and yet we, the Church ignore what Matthew 24 says to us.
In the beginning will be earthquakes and other signs in the earth, including wars and rumors of wars. Let’s see, there were earthquakes tremors all over the east coast…my area of the world…like 2 weeks ago. Multitudes of earthquake tremors worldwide..increasing by the year since 1st recorded!! Let’s see Tsunamis due to earthquakes like Japan…only a few months back…and tornadoes have hit like crazy…and hurricanes with flooding…and lightening strikes causing magnificent forest fires! That’s the physical!!!
What’s going on right now as we comemorate 9/11? What’s going on this month? The article told us! We, the US, and all the churches that are part of the United Council of Churches, are participating in declaring Palestinian Israel. Open our ears LORD! May we hear that those two words can’t walk together. The PLO or Palestinian Liberation ..I forget what the O stands for…or the people called Palestinian..they are Muslim..and their god is allah. I can’t be the only one here that sees that we alligning ourselves with allah. We are not the only nation doing so..the United Nations is doing so! The United Council of Churches is under the UN, so the Church has alliance with allah.
We know the 10 commandments right! Thou shalt have no other God before me! allah is a god. I don’t capitalize anything that has to bow to the Name of JESUS!! I just can’t make myself make them as important or on equal standing. Bear with me please…
God has clearly given us the 10 commandments! The 1st 4 do with our relationship with God! The other 6 deal with our relationship with one another. Every where we look, we see people in trouble…health, finances, family, etc., and, the most amazing thing is that the Church..the Body of Christ..Christians are there also.
Why is that? Have we forgot that we are a nation not of this world? Have we forgot that we are a people…regardless where you live or what color skin you have or what gender you are..or how old you are..if you have asked JESUS to come into your heart and save you and take you to Heaven when you die, then, you are born again. Now, I know that I’m not talking to all of you..you may be the choir I’m preaching to…and you are prospering abundantly!!
However, if you are under any of this depression and oppression, I am here to remind you of some things:
1. Jesus said that we would endure tribulation. If you are tribulating, then you are fulfilling the prophetical Word of God!
2. Jesus also said, Rejoice in the LORD…when?…ALWAYS!!! Have you rejoiced today? Are you rejoicing now??
3. Jesus said He has overcome the world. Is that a statement of the past? Or, is it for us this very minute? Jesus, the He that is in us…He is greater that he that is in the world. He has overcome the world.
4. Jesus says that we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb…Jesus’ part..and what else? The word of our testimony! What are we saying about ourselves. We are the redeemed of the Lord, and we say so! We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us! The joy of the Lord is our strength!
5. Jesus says If you abide in me, and my Word abides in you, then, you ask and the Father will give you what you are asking for. If you pray according to His Word, He hears us, and we have our petitions.
6. Jesus says that the Lord inhabits the praises of His saints. Are we yaya-ing? complaining? criticizing? Or are we thanking, praising, and complementing? Cursing and blessing should not come out of the same mouth.
7. Jesus says for us to keep our tongues from evil and our mouths from speaking deceit. The power of life and death is in the tongue! Jesus tells us to speak no evil, whether our eyes see it as true or not. We are told to walk by Faith and not sight.
9. Jesus says speak to the mountain and say “Be thou removed and do not doubt that we have what we say when we say it, and it will move!” We must speak to the mountain and quit allowing it to speak to us!
10. Jesus says we are created in the image of God and we speak things that be not as though they are! Don’t speak by sight, but speak by Faith!
Our Lord looks at us from our future..not our past! All is forgiven! What is accomplished by reminding God of what He has forgiven us of? What a waste of time! We are told to drop it and move on!
Picture and army with our Commander in front of us, and we are walking …looking back at the past! We are weak and vulnerable when we are not watching where we are going! Can you imagine all the wrecks on the highway! I believe that’s why there are so many wrecked cars or ships along the road called life!
You may not be wrecked, yet…only off on a rabbit trail. Watch out! The Lord is returning soon, and we don’t have any more time to play. As a 12 year-old, Jesus said to Mary and Joseph, “I must be about my Father’s business!”
It’s not about us, people! Not you or me. It’s about Jesus and His coming for His Church! All the signs are here! Physical in the Earth, and spiritual in the Church of the Most High! I can hear Him saying to us, “Come out from among them!”
If you are away from the Lord in dark sin, there’s hope! If you are only recently away…on R & R..there’s hope! We must all be about the Lord’s return! Remember His question? When I return, will I find Faith?
I hear so many say what they used to do, or that they used to believe..well, there’s time to change that from a statmenet of the past into a present statement!
Pray with me:
I confess with my mouth, the LORD JESUS, and I believe in my heart that JEHOVAH GOD raised Him from the dead, therefore, I am saved. Lord, Jesus, I believe You are who You say You are! The Christ! You are God!! I believe that You will do what You say You will do! Save me, heal me, and take me to Heaven when I die. I am who You say I am! I am the redeemed of the LORD, and I say so. I can do all thing through Christ! Nothing is too difficult for He that is in me. The Word is active and living in me! Jesus is the Word! I believe You, GOD! Faith is the substance of things hoped for ..the evidence of things not seen. Without this Faith..this belief in Jesus Christ..we can’t please God!