Will you be ready when Jesus Returns? Luke 12:35-48

Which servant will you be?

1-The Wise Servant: To those servants who are found ready and waiting , they will be blessed and given the position of ruling over his household, this person will be made ruler of all He has.

2-The Faker Servant: To the servants who says – eh, He isn’t coming anytime, I know what I should do but….  I will treat people cruely and unfairly, I will eat, drink and be drunk- I have time.  This servant will be cut in two and given his portion with unbelievers

3-Slacker Servant: To the servant who knew God’s will but was not ready according to God’s will be beaten with many stripes.

4-Unintentional Servant: The servant who was unaware and unlearned in these things but did things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few.

In Luke 12, Jesus tell us to be ready at all times for His return. Jesus told Peter this warning is for the wise and faithful.

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Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;  and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.  Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people? And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?  Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.  Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.  But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”

Discern the Time :  Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. 56 Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?

Make Peace with Your Adversary: “Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.  I tell you, you shall not depart from there till you have paid the very last mite.”

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When Christ returns, will he find you in bitterness? anger? unforgiveness? pride? covetous? jealousy? lying? drinking? living in sin? Get rid of all sin, live a life to please the Lord and be the New Creation He created you to be- Holy and Righteous. Prepare your heart today and always be ready at all times.

 

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Christos Anesti, Aléthos Anesti Which is Greek for : “Christ is Risen!” And we reply “Indeed He Has! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

  A great heavenly host of angels, the prophets, the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Archangel Gabriel and all of Heavens armies surrounded the cross at that moment. They watched as the Son of God was tried and beaten throughout the night, they watched as He carried the cross. When He was nailed to the cross, the entire heavens stood silent. A great silence and stillness covered the heavens as tears slipped down their faces, their fury held back as they watched the Savior suffer in utter torment. Abraham watching his children spit and strike the Lord, the angels wanting desperately to rescue Him, and the prophets of old bowing their heads with broken hearts as they all watched the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Lion of tribe of Judah and the King of kings descended from the line of King David, nailed to a cross.

The savior of the world in deep abandonment, sorrow, pain and rejection. He took the punishment you and I deserved. On the cross for 6 hours and after 3 hours of complete darkness, they heard the Lord cry out “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” and then another cry “It is finished!” He bowed his head and released his spirit. It was done. He died,  the earth quaked, graves opened, the dead came back and were seen among the living, The soldiers gasped and fear and exclaimed ” Truly, this was the Son of God!”. The thick veil in the temple tore in two, earth shaking, sky pitch black darkness, fear in every heart, walls crumbling, dead digging their way out…… and the proclamation echoed out:

See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man. FOR HE  will startle many nations. Kings will stand speechless in his presence! For they will see what they had not been told; they will understand what they had not heard about. And because of his experience, ” My righteous servant has made it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he has borne all their sins. I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death.” He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels. He has opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. Amen!
               He has made the people holy by the blood He shed, He has now become our High Priest. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. He mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. ”

As He released His spirit, He was taken up into the arms of the heavenly host who quickly gathered around Him and held Him with great love, comforting Him. – Yet, we know He did not ascend to the Father as yet, because after His resurrection, He said not to touch Him because He had not yet ascended to the Father. Remember what Jesus said- the only sign given to them would be the sign of Jonah, just as he was in the belly of the whale for 3 days and 3 nights so the Son of Man will be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth.

Image result for he disarmed the rulers and authoritiesHe disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of our enemies in high places! For He, our redeemer, triumphed over them by the cross.

He, the Son Jesus, was given all authority in Heaven and Earth from God the Father. He has the keys to Hades. While in the heart of the earth, He went into the dark abyss with a mighty angelic force behind Him. Entering into the gates of Hell Proclaiming freedom every captive “ You have been set free! I have come to save You! Your Father in Heaven has sent for you!” His voice like thunder echoing throughout for every man and woman to hear. Teaching and preaching to them the Good News. He walked through the gates of Hell and throughout the pit of Hell, making sure He spoke to everyone who had ever been created, gathering as many as He could. Demons surrounding Him silenced in His Power unable to speak and filled with weakness, trembling in His presence. The Savior, full of power and authority continued showing the captives His hands and feet, showing everyone what our Savior had done so they could be set free. Many called out to Him, grabbing on to Him, following and believing, but yet others – in anger like the Pharisees, mocked Him and treated Him as the people of the world treated Him. Just as the Pharisees knew He was God and choose to reject Him for their own pride, status and evil hearts, so some of the people in Hell also treated Him.

he-descended 2                So the Lord Jesus took His captives to freedom as they He gathered them into the Heavens, out of the pit of torment and dread that was supposed to be eternal for each one of them. As they reached the Great Throne room before the Lord God Almighty, the Lord’s heart leaped for joy to see His children. He gave each one a Great Embrace as is they were the only child of the Father- telling them- “ My Child, I have always loved you with an everlasting love. Since the days of Noah, I have never forgotten you. You have never left my mind. I am filled with Joy that you are here with me. I have a place prepared for you.” (God never forgets you)
Jesus came back to earth to see and talk to His friends giving them instructions and proving that He is the Son of the Living God. After that, He was taken up into the Heavens where He sits today at the right hand of God the Father. The heavens, the freed captives, and the angelic host filled the heavens with great Praises to the King of Kings and they have never stopped – even unto this day- I can still hear them sing praises to the new born king, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men, Christ was born in Bethlehem -the praises to Him ring forth forever and ever.
Amen and Glory Hallelujah! Our King is Risen.

As we say each Easter in celebration of Christ and God’s love for us :“Christos Anesti” and we continue to reply “Aléthos Anesti “ Which is Greek for : “Christ is Risen!” And we reply “Indeed He Has! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

So he went and preached to the spirits in prison—  those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood. And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God froma clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 3:19-21

Sunday Morning: Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”JOhn 20:17

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:40

CHRIST IS RISEN – Christos Anesti !!

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INDEED HE HAS -Aléthos Anesti !!
Christ is Risen!
In the Greek tradition, we crack eggs each Easter. One person says “Christ is Risen” and the other says “Indeed He has” and we smash eggs. (Its a fun time for the family and each year there is a winner)Legend has it that eggs were brought to the tomb by Mary that special morning. The eggs are dyed red in remembrance of the blood of Jesus, the shell represents the tomb that couldn’t hold Him, the smash of the egg is in remembrance of what Jesus did to the power of the grave by disarming the powers and authorities, making a public spectacle of our enemies. Amen!
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SPIRITUAL WARFARE PRAYER — H O W TO DEFEAT SICKNESS AND DISEASE- prayer against tormenting spirits

 

I was in a lot of pain the other day (still dealing with post concussion syndrome- mild traumatic brain- injury from Sept 2016).  My head hurt so bad, I couldn’t talk, listen to noise, turn on tv, read or text. It was intense pain mixed with a feeling like my brain was vibrating and pounding. I was on hour 16 of this torment and my sister sent me this prayer. I couldn’t read the entire prayer because I wasn’t feeling well enough, but I read and prayed what I could AND WITHIN 15 MINUTES I was completely pain free. Truly amazing! Satan wants to stop your prayers and hinder you in every way. Don’t let that happen.

May the words of this prayer, as you read/speak it, bless you, protect you and encourage you. God’s word never comes back void – Is 55.May you desire to pray always and notice when the enemy is trying to stop you from praying. Pray every day and be determined and diligent in your prayers.

The prayer below was sent to me this past week, it is from http://www.wsmin.org (http://www.wsmin.org/prayer23.php)- click link for printout

 

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S P I R I T UA L WA R FA R E P R AY E R — H O W TO DEFEAT SICKNESS AND DISEASE THIS IS A MOST POWERFUL PRAYER!

I would encourage you to print it out and pray through it often
(click link above for a better print out)

Heavenly Father, I bow in worship and praise before You. I plead the Blood of Jesus on my entire physical body, on my entire soul and on my entire spirit. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any demons that may attempt to come against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any humans that may try coming against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any natural accidents or catastrophes that may come against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any diseases, illnesses or sicknesses that could possibly come against me. Father, in the name of Jesus, I have full faith and belief that the Blood of Jesus will always protect me.
Father, I surrender myself completely and unreservedly in every area of my life to You. I gladly put myself into Your hands and I am more than willing to let You find a way to release Yourself through me. I take a stand against all the workings of Satan that would hinder me in my prayer life. Satan, in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ, I command you to leave my presence with all your demons, I bring the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ between us and against you, and I address myself only to the True and Living God and refuse any involvement of Satan in my prayer.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I take authority over every principality, every demonic spirit, and every spiritual wickedness in high places. In the name of Jesus Christ I bind the spirit of fear, anxiety, depression, oppression, weariness, doubt, stress, bitterness, jealousy, unforgiveness, failure, and poverty, and cast them out of my life, and in the name of Jesus Christ I loose the fruits of the spirit and prosperity in my life. Because the Blood of Jesus Christ is covering me, Satan has no power over my life, or anything that pertains to me. Therefore, in the name of Jesus, Satan is rendered helpless, powerless, and ineffective against my life. Heavenly Father, I recognize that You are more than worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise. I renew my allegiance and my vows to You, and thank You that the blessed Holy Spirit will guide and direct me in this time of prayer.
I am thankful that in Jesus, You have made me complete, and that You have offered Yourself to me to be my daily help and my strength. I am thankful that the victory the Lord Jesus Christ won for me on the Cross and in His resurrection has been given to me and that I am seated with Jesus in the heavenly places. I take my place with Him in the heavenly places and recognize by faith that all wicked spirits and Satan himself are under my feet. I declare, therefore, that Satan and his wicked spirits are subject to me in the name of Jesus and I rejoice in Your mercy and goodness Lord. I am thankful for the whole Armor of God that You have provided. I put on the whole Armor of God and live and pray in complete dependence upon You, blessed Holy Spirit. I put on the Girdle of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Sandals of Peace and the Helmet of Salvation. I lift up the Shield of Faith against all the fiery darts of the enemy; and I take in my mouth the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and I choose to use Your Word against all the forces of evil in my life.
I am grateful, Heavenly Father, that the Lord Jesus Christ spoiled all principalities and powers and made a show of them openly and triumphed over them in Himself just for me. I claim all that victory for my life this day. I reject all the insinuations, accusations, and the temptations of Satan. I 2 affirm that the Word of God is true and I choose to live this day in the light of God’s Word. I choose, Heavenly Father, to live in obedience to You and in fellowship with You. Open my eyes and show me the areas of my life that do not please You, and then work in me to cleanse me from all ground that would give Satan a foothold against me. In every way I stand in all that it means to be Your child and I welcome all the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life.

I am thankful, Heavenly Father, for the expression of Your will for my daily life as You have shown me in Your Word. I, therefore, claim all the will of God in my life this day. I am thankful that You have blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. I am thankful that You have begotten me unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I am thankful that You have made provisions for me so today I can live filled with the fruits of the Spirit in my life. I recognize that this is Your will for me and I, therefore, reject and resist all the endeavors of Satan and his wicked spirits to rob me of the will of God.

I refuse to be fooled by my feelings and I hold up the Shield of Faith against all the accusations, distortion and insinuations that Satan would put into my mind. I claim the fullness of the will of God for my life and I walk in the authority given to me by Christ Jesus. By faith and in dependence upon You, I put off the fleshly works of the old man and stand in all the victory of the crucifixion that Jesus provided by cleansing me from my old nature. I put on the new man and stand in all the victory of the resurrection and the provision He has made for me to live above sin. Father I pray that You will dwell in my heart by faith, that You will keep me rooted and grounded in Your love. For Father in Your love there is no fear; because Your love is perfect and it has cast out all fear. And I thank You Lord for not giving me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Heavenly Father, open my eyes each and every day that I might see how great You are and how complete Your provisions are for me. .

Father, please give me eyes to see and ears to hear that I can understand those things that You are showing and speaking to me, so that I may understand You more fully and do exactly what You want me to do. Oh Father, when You said seek my face, my heart cried out to You, Your face Lord will I seek. O God of my salvation, show me Your face and lead me in the way that I should go so that I won’t stray from the straight and narrow path that You have set before me. I ask that the heavens be opened to me and that I may see visions and have dreams of my Heavenly Father and His Kingdom. In every way I stand in the victory of the ascension and glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby all the principalities and powers were made subject to me in His name. I claim my place in Christ this day, and I am victorious with Him over all the enemies of my soul. Holy Spirit, I ask You to fill me to overflowing, break down every idol and cast out every foe in Jesus’ name. I thank You for helping me to walk in the Spirit this day, as well as every day. I pray that You lead me and deliver me from every evil and demonic temptation and every snare of the enemy. I pray and believe that no weapon formed against me will prosper, and every tongue that rises up against me I shall condemn.

In the Name of Jesus I completely surrender myself to You, Heavenly Father, as a living sacrifice. I choose not to be conformed to this world, but choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Father, I pray that You would show me Your will and enable me to walk in all the fullness of Your will for my life. I claim that Your power and Your anointing shall be upon me, and that when the enemy comes against me one way, the Holy Spirit will force him to flee from me seven different ways. I pray and believe that every trap the enemy sets for me will backfire on him, and work out for my good, which is for Your 3 glory; for You said all things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord, who are called according to Your purpose. Satan, the blood of Jesus Christ is against you. I am thankful, Heavenly Father, that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, to the casting down of imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and to bring my every thought captive into obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, in my own life, the name of Jesus tears down every stronghold of Satan and binds the enemy’s plans that have been formed against me and casts them out of my life.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of Satan against my mind, and I surrender my mind to You Lord, and I have Your mind in me as it is in Christ Jesus. I affirm, Heavenly Father, that You have not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. Father in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of Satan formed against my will; I surrender my will to You and choose to make the right decisions of faith for my life.

Father, in the name of Jesus I bind every stronghold of Satan formed against my body; and I surrender my body to You recognizing that my body is the temple of the Almighty Living God and a dwelling place for His Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God, and I will rejoice in knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ covers me. Father, Your Word says when a thief is found he MUST restore everything that he has taken sevenfold. The WORD of GOD declares that Satan came to steal, kill and destroy, and the Holy Spirit has exposed everything that he has taken away. Therefore, according to God’s Holy Word, Satan in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I command you to RESTORE EVERYTHING SEVENFOLD you took away from me. The name of Jesus Christ commands you to take your hands off my finances, job, my home and my marriage right now in the name of Jesus. Father, Your word says that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven; whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Therefore, in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of the enemy that has been holding back my financial blessings, and in the name of Jesus I loose prosperity in my life according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Father, I pray and believe that You are blessing me and causing me to prosper in all I do, that You are enlarging my territories, and that Your hand is with me to keep me from evil, so that I can live a life of prosperity and victory. Father, I speak to the seven Spirits who are before Your throne, to impart into my life blessings. I speak forth: The Spirit of the Lord, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear [reverence] of the Lord. Father I call forth my financial blessings right NOW in the name of Jesus, Oh Father, I thank You for Your prosperity NOW in the name of Jesus! Father, I thank You that the Holy Spirit is resting upon me. Father that my words may be good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearer, set the captives free and glorify the Almighty Living God my Father.

Heavenly Father, I pray now and throughout this day that You would strengthen and enlighten me, and show me every way Satan is hindering, tempting, lying, and distorting the truth in my life. And I pray and believe that You will enable me to be the kind of person that would please You. I pray and believe that You will enable me to be aggressive in my prayer life and in my walk of faith. I pray and believe that You will enable me to be aggressive mentally, so that I can study, meditate, write, and practice Your Word, and to give You Your rightful place in my life. Again, I cover myself with the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and pray that the Holy Spirit would bring all the work of the crucifixion, the resurrection, the glorification, and all the work of Pentecost 4 into my life this day. I surrender all that I am to You Lord, and I refuse in the name of Jesus to listen to discouragement, doubt, and unbelief.

Father, I will trust YOU and not be afraid. I will TRUST You Jesus every time doubt and unbelief come against me. I will yield myself to Your teachings so I will be able to experience TRUSTING You completely! Thank You Jesus, for being my salvation, my strength, my hope for tomorrow, You Lord are my Jehovah Jireh. Father You have proven Your power by resurrecting Jesus Christ from the dead. Therefore, I will praise You with much joy in my heart and shall draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Father, I thank You for Your anointing being upon me and in me, therefore, I boldly confess that I shall LIVE AND NOT DIE. I will live to do the works of my Father, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach the gospel to the poor, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to those who are blind. I will live to set at liberty them that are bruised and to tell the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I will live Lord to shout and claim the victory of the cross over all the satanic forces in my life. Jesus, I will live and praise and worship Your Holy Name!

Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers, I thank You Jesus for interceding for me and taking my prayers before Your Father, I thank You for giving me the victory every day! I lift up the name of Jesus, and I give You all the glory, the entire honor and all the praise. I thank You NOW LORD for my deliverance, and I will shout the victory now! For this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and I will be glad. I say Glory Hallelujah to Your Name for You are worthy to be praised! I speak forth, declare, and prophesy these things forth into my life in the name of Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray. Amen.

 

 

  1. related sources:

    http://www.landoverbaptist.net/index.php/2015/10/20/eight-signs-witchcraft-is-attacking-you/

  2. http://www.wholeperson-counseling.org/warfare/tormenting_evil_spirits.html
  3. http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/19052-jentezen-franklin-how-to-defeat-a-tormenting-spirit
  4. http://elishasmantle.freeyellow.com/prayertrauma.htm
  5. https://prepareforthelamb.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/the-prayer-of-transformation/
  6. http://www.shalombewithyou.com/prayer/spiritual-warfare/prayer-against-mind-tormenting-spirits/
  7. http://elishasmantle.freeyellow.com/prayertrauma.htm
  8. http://christ-spiritpower.blogspot.com/2011/07/removing-tormenting-spiritpart-1.html?m=1
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A Prayer for today- by St. Patrick, Moses & Psalms

May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen -St. Patrick

 

“RISE UP, O LORD!
LET YOUR ENEMIES BE SCATTERED
AND LET THOSE WHO HATE YOU FLEE BEFORE YOU” -Prayer of Moses Numbers 10

O Lord, 
Great and Mighty God,
Creator of Heaven and Earth
Fight those who fight against me 
Take hold of the shield and buckler
and stand up for my help
stop those who pursue me
and say to my soul “I am your Salvation”
Bow down your ear to hear me
Deliver me speedily
Be my rock of refuge
A fortress of defense to save me.
Lead me and guide me 
Pull me out of the net they have laid before me
O Lord I will give thanks to you forever
Bring me out of my distress
Consider my enemies, they are many
Deliver me, For I wait for you 
Indeed, let no one who waits for you be ashamed
Redeem your people from all their troubles

Keep me as the shadow of your eye
Hide me under the shadow of your wings
From the wicked and deadly enemies that surround me.

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble,
May the name of the God of Jacob defend you
May He send you help from the sanctuary
and strengthen you out of Zion.
May He grant you according to your hearts desire
and fulfill all your purpose

Cleanse us from secret faults
Keep us from sin and temptation
let them not have dominion over us

   I will love you O Lord, my strength,
The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliver
My God, My Strength, in Whom I trust
All my days, I will seek your face in righteousness

Enlighten my eyes
lest I sleep
Open my ears to hear your instruction
Give me understanding to know your ways
Fill me with wisdom so my steps may please you
I wait on You, O Lord, I will not be ashamed

Psalm 34, 26.30.25,20,19,17

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Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord WILL DELIVER YOU from them ALL Psalm 34

I love to meditate and think about Psalm 34. There are so many promises and words of encouragement and hope. It’s a faith builder!

1-He will deliver you from all your fears! God doesn’t want you to worry or fear . Jesus even told us that in the last days when terrible things are about to come to the earth, He said – but don’t be troubled!.  If you are in dread or fear today, consider that there is a good chance they are unfounded and complete lies. Satan loves to fill people with fear  through lies

2- The Lord watches over you and Hears all your prayers and all your cries

3-The Lord  will save you from all your troubles.

4-His  angels have been sent to encamp around you. It’s true!

5-The Lord is near to those with a humble hear.

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PSALM 34

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

 Behave!

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You are saved by grace? or works? or faith? or fruit? Can Grace save you?

I had a dream about a year ago and in this dream, I stood before a great king. He seemed larger than life and he sat on a great throne. It seemed I was only 1/3 of his height. We were going back in forth in debate- well only I was debating- on the subject of salvation, but the king only had one answer and would defeat my argument each time.

My Dream:

I walked into a room and there was a great king on a large throne and between us seemed to be desk. I stood and argued that it was not possible to be saved by grace alone. I argued with all the scripture I knew and the king would reply each time “No, it is only by grace that you are saved”

What! That can’t be, I would argue back. The bible is clear that we are not saved unless we believe and even that isn’t enough, because scripture says that even the devils believe, and with this that we need works, because the bible says with out works, our faith is dead. So we need to believe, but we need to add to that faith, but yet, still that is not good enough, we need works – because scripture says that.

The king would gently reply: “It is only by grace that you are saved”

Really? I argued back, so how does that make sense? What about John 3:16?So I guess everybody’s saved, if it’s only grace? But what about those who don’t believe in Christ? Are they saved only by grace because what good is believing, faith and works then? Do they all disappear? What about Hebrews 11:6- We can’t please God without faith and Romans 1:5 and 16:26 we need to believe and OBEY, and 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing and he cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit- so that proves we need works; and works without love is worthless, so now we need works, love, faith, and fruit to be saved!!!!!!

“ No, it is only by grace that you are saved” He kept saying to me. I was totally annoyed because I didn’t feel like I was winning this argument. The king would look at me with the most loving eyes and let me finish each thing I said before he spoke. He seemed to look at me as a loving father would, even in my frustration – he would calmly tilt his head back touching the back of his throne with his head and smile as if I were quite entertaining. He never got angry and always looked at me with loving eyes, even though I was mouthing off and flying my hands all over the place with my argument.

Each time I would finish my argument, he would pause…. Smile at me and say – in a ‘he was so right way’ – “it is only by grace that you are saved”.

And I kept on: Well why do I need to keep running the race? Aren’t I supposed to win the prize? I keep running as it says in 1 Corinthians 9, and what about faith- what good are we without faith in the Lord Jesus Christ – His death and resurrection? 1 tim 1:9 and all the old testament great men were honored because of their faith – like Abraham- because of their faith- in Hebrews 11” And Romans 3 says we are made right with God because of our faith, not obedience.Doesn’t faith justify us in Gal 2:16 and Romans 5:1? So it’s not grace – impossible– Salvation is belief in Jesus, plus works, plus faith, plus love, plus fruit – because without that….aren’t we chopped off that vine?

The King loving and calmly replied (as he smiled at me)  “Lisa, it is only by grace that you are saved”

No, I said, you are wrong- impossible. I know all the scripture and I know I’m right. I saw him look at me, enjoying this conversation. He knew he was right and he knew my argument wasn’t standing up to his. So I continued on…..okay, well what about this verse: “When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,  envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God” where does grace fit in there? Doesn’t that verse prove we are saved or not saved by our actions? And see! Look at Romans 4” But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.” So here we go with rock, paper, scissors! It’s faith, and not works? But still – it’s faith in God, right? So now it’s just faith, but wait Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble” (James 2:19).- so faith and belief are different? Anyways- how can God’s grace alone save us? I know God’s grace is important, but I know we are saved because we believe, and even that is not enough! Because even the devils believe, and we must add to that faith because without faith we cannot please God and to that we must add works because faith is shown in works, and to that we must add love because works without love is nothing and to that we add fruit, because without that we are cut off from the vine, and there you have it, I win.

He leaned over to me, and I really think he had a sparkle in his eye, patiently smiling, making sure I was done and said

It is only by grace, that you are saved.

The argument went on and on through the night. I kept quoting scripture, but the king kept winning the argument with his reply “You are saved by grace” ,Uggghhhhhh! I woke up and I still felt like I had not won this argument.

What exactly is Grace?

This dream prompted me to intensely study Grace and what I have found is truly amazing.  I think I have found some great discoveries as I study Grace. As I put all the scriptures together to define grace, I have found an interesting possible link between grace and the Holy Spirit. The definition of grace almost exactly matches the Holy Spirit, but that will have to be another post, for now, I just hope to have you thinking. 🙂

As the Holy Spirit has sealed us for the day of redemption, could also God’s grace do the same? Is Gods grace the underlying denominator to faith, works, belief, love, and fruit?

   I studied Acts a few months ago in order to gather all he said to the people about Salvation in Christ Jesus and I came up with these 7 things:

ETERNAL SALVATION- AN UNDERSERVED GIFT FROM GOD

1-BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST- FAITH
2-CONFESS YOUR SINS AND REPENT
3-TURN BACK TO GOD- He wants you to SEEK HIM
4-BE BAPTISED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST-WASHING AWAY YOUR SINS
5-PROVE IT BY THE WAY YOU LIVE
6-GET RID OF ALL SIN AND WICKEDNESS
7-WATCH OUT FOR FALSE TEACHERS AND WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

As I considered all this I suddenly thought:

It is by grace that  1- I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
It is by grace that  2- He forgives me when I confess my sins and repent
It is by grace that  3- He calls me to seek Him
It is by grace that 4- He washes away my sins through baptism
It is by grace that  5-He continues to work in me, leading, guiding and teaching me to be Holy like He is holy
It is by grace that   6- He gives me His Word to teach me how to live
It is by grace that  7- He gives me discernment and knowledge to know right from wrong.

And this verse was brought to my remembrance : “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9

I’m still not done studying, but I keep on…I keep on….


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves

Ephesians 2:8

 

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Does God exist?

 

God gives us each freewill. You have the choice to believe or not believe. However, scripture makes it very clear that God’s existence is not only obvious, but this knowledge is already in us. Romans 1:19 tells us that when we stand before Him, we will have NO excuse – But God! I didn’t think you existed because……., How could you exist if this happened……    None of the excuses for denying God will work for you on the day you stand before Him.


You will be Without excuse – because it’s in you and God has made it clear to you.

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” Romans 1:19-20

His creation proclaims His existence to the ends of the world. The Day utters speech where not a voice is heard

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world. Psalms 19

Matthew 16:4  Only a wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign 

If you search for Him, you will find Him – that’s a promise from your God and Creator – and when you do, you will be filled with an abundance of peace and joy. You will know your God and His love for you. (I thought it was interesting that these two relevant scriptures are both 19- Psalm 19 and Romans 1:19)

 

 

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God’s Judgments Exodus 20-23 – God’s rules and laws for everyday life

 

The people of Israel were in the wilderness for 3 months and 3 days when God gave Moses the 10 commandments.  After the 10 commandments were given, God gave Moses judgments. These judgments were laws to help the people judge between right and wrong.  These judgments were given for us, for our justice. Some may think these rules were too much, but if you read through them, they were given for our own good and still very relevant today.

I’m only listing a few of  the 50 (plus or minus) , go to Exodus 20-23 for more information on each one

  1. Anyone who sacrifices to any god except the Lord, shall be destroyed
  2. Do not mistreat strangers (only judgment repeated 2x) in this section of scripture
  3. Do not let your enemies dwell in your land
  4. Do not make a covenant with your enemies or with their gods
  5. A sorceress must be put to death
  6. Do not afflict the widow and the fatherless- if you do, God will hear their cries and kill you
  7. Do not charge interest to the poor among you
  8. Do not curse the ruler of your people
  9. Do not circulate a lie
  10. Do not follow the crowd to do evil
  11. Do not delay in your offering, give the 1st to the Lord
  12. You must be holy unto God
  13. Do not distort justice for what or who you favor
  14. Keep yourself far away from false matters and evil
  15. Do not take a bribe, for it distorts justice
  16. Your land must rest every 7 years
  17. You must rest every 7 days
  18. Never mention the name of another god, do not let it be heard from your mouth
  19. Three times a year you shall keep a feast unto the Lord- Unleavened bread, Harvest, Ingathering
  20. Do not use unleavened bread with the blood of His Sacrifice
  21. Do not bow down or serve other gods
  22. Do not do according to the works of those who worship other gods
  23. Anyone who lies with animal must be put to death
  24. A kidnapper must be put to death
  25. Anyone who curses his parents must be put to death
  26. If men fight, and hurt a woman with child and she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall be punished as the woman’s husband imposes on him. But if harm follows, an eye for an eye, life for life…
  27. If an ox kills a person, it shall be stoned (if your animal kills a person..)
  28. If an ox kills a person and the owner knew it had a tendency to do such, the ox and the man shall be put to death (if you have a ferocious dog…… you are responsible)
  29. If a man opens a pit and doesn’t cover it and keep it safe, and someone falls in it, the owner shall make good and repay
  30. If a thief is struck while breaking in and dies, there is no guilt for his blood
  31. If a fire breaks out and catches fire to grain and a field, whoever started the fire must pay for damages
  32. If you watch another man’s goods while he is away and the goods are stolen and the thief is found, the thief must pay double. if the thief is not found, the matter is to be taken to the judges
  33. If you borrow from your neighbor and it is no longer with you, you must pay it back in full
  34. A man who hits and kills another man shall be put to death depending on premeditated circumstances or an accident
  35. If a man entices and lies with a virgin and is not betrothed to marry her, he must pay the bride price whether the father allows him to marry her or not
  36. A Hebrew servant shall be set free after 6 years

If you obey the Lord and His instructions, then the Lord says

He will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. His Angel will go before you and fight for you. Serve the Lord and He will bless your bread and your water. He will take sickness away from you. He will protect you and go before you. 

After the commands and  judgments were given, the Lord called Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and 70 elders to go up and they saw God,  the Holy temple and they ate and drank with the Lord. They must have been in a heavenly realm – amazing to think about! God then called only Moses up  on the mountain to receive the written 10 commandments. Moses told the elders to stay where they were and took Joshua with him. This was about 7 days later that Moses went up and stayed there for 40 days and 40 nights..

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Beware of the Immoral Woman and the seductress Proverbs 2-8

BEWARE of Temptation, Don’t even ponder the thought. (Prov 5)  As a Christian, you are to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, you are not to follow the leading of your flesh. One leads to life and one leads to death.

Today, you must chose – life or death?

 But I say to you that whoever looks  at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. Matthew 5 

(Take a look at your thought life- the books you read, the movies you see and the shows you watch – is it holy?  Be simple to what is evil and wise to what is good Rom 16:9)

Do not commit adultery (or allow yourself it to  enter your thoughts ) Exodus 20. Mat 5

  1. It destroys your soul
  2. Adultery fills you with dishonor
  3. Your reproach will never be wiped away
  4. It reduces you to a crust of bread
  5. brings fire to your bosom
  6. Makes you guilty
  7. Her house will lead you to death
  8. You will not regain your path
  9. It’s a trap to destroy you
  10. It’s a sin against your own body 1 Cor 6:18
  11. makes you deserving of death Romans 1
  12. you will have no place in the Kingdom of God 1 Cor 6:9-10
  13. It is a deep pit, a narrow well that lies in wait for it’s victims (Prov 23)
  14. war against your own soul 2 peter 2:11
  15. This sin will take over and rule you, reign over your body so you obey it’s sinful lusts Romans 6:12

In Proverbs 5.  God says ” Don’t do it” The Lord watches all your paths, He considers every action you take, He knows your thoughts from afar off. ” Don’t let iniquities trap you, don’t be caught in the cords of sin, without instruction you shall die and go astray”
I have seen people’s lives reduced to a crust of bread because they strayed and chose the wrong path. Teach your children the dangers of falling into temptation. Train your daughter to be holy and pure.

 

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
Lend your ear to my understanding,
That you may preserve discretion,
And your lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.
Lest you ponder her path of life—
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.

Therefore hear me now, my children,
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Remove your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
Lest you give your honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
And say:
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
 I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
I was on the verge of total ruin,
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

 Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He ponders all his paths.
 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
 He shall die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. Proverbs 5

In 2013, I heard the Lord say:

You don’t realize that I am watching you. I am watching all of you. Your sinful deeds are all around you, and I, the Lord, see them all. You entertain each other with wickedness and lies and many of you are aflame with lust. Yet, as I watch and listen, not one of you cries out to me. You continue to mingle with godless foreigners and you made yourself as worthless as a half baked cake. Are you for me or do you long for the things of this world? Have they filled your heart so much that you no longer desire me? Haven’t you read the warnings? My people have become lukewarm.
Do you cowardly cringe when you say the name of my Son Jesus? If you deny Him, He will surely deny you before ME. What sorrow awaits those who desert ME. For I sent My only Beloved Son FOR YOU, Yet you consider it as nothing. My fury is about to be poured out like boiling water from an overturned pot. How much longer shall I call out to you?
My heart weeps for you. If you would only open your eyes and see how much I LOVE YOU. You seek me, but you don’t find me. You have looked everywhere but you your sins have weighed you down, you carry them around as ropes tied to you. When will you confess?- for I am an all forgiving God- and Savior. But you don’t admit your wrongs. Have you not heard that there is no sacrifice that will cover your deliberate continual sinning? You don’t cry out to me with sincere hearts.

 Dear Lord, Keep me from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me, then I shall be upright and I shall be innocent from great transgression. In Jesus name,Amen

HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD:

  • For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;  that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,  not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;  that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.  Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. 1 thes 4:3-8
  •  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh. But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Cor 6: 15-20
  • Do not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 1 Cor 5:10

To read more about the warnings and pitfalls of lust: https://prepareforthelamb.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/the-lust-of-the-flesh-the-lust-of-the-eyes-and-the-pride-of-life-is-not-of-the-father-but-is-of-the-world/

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Jacob’s/ Israel’s eternal blessing

In my previous post ” Jacob’s troubles , “all my days have been few and evil” I mentioned some of the great afflictions and troubles that Jacob lived through, HOWEVER – that wasn’t the end. You see, God had eternity planned for Jacob- and He has eternity planned for you. This life isn’t the end.  We are merely pilgrims passing through, this isn’t our home. Everything we see will one day disappear and all that is unseen will remain.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 8:11 that many will come from the east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

What does this mean? It means Jacob, (also according to Matthew 22:32) – is living , for God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – He is God of the living, not the dead

These are great mysteries that we cannot see yet.

Consider the parable of Lazarus and the beggar, when they both died, Abraham was there and alive. He spoke and reasoned with Lazarus after they died. Also on the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah both appeared to Jesus and the 3 disciples. Those who die on earth are not gone forever. They have completed this race, the walk we have on earth.

Many preachers will tell you that something is wrong with  you or your faith if you experience trials and troubles here and earth – and surely we reap what we sow, but if we study scriptures, we will discover that many great men and women suffered much for the kingdom of God. Remember , in all you are going through,  that we look up to God and keep our eyes and thoughts focused on our great hope that lies ahead. God has prepared a place for us, a place where there are no more tears, no more pain, not more death. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and His Son Jesus.

There is one more interesting thing I wanted to mention about Jacob’s life. I believe there are many mysteries wrapped up in the story of Jacob, renamed Israel. Could his story represent the people of Israel and the Son ?

Israel’s son (Joseph), the one who was to save him and the family, was gone from their sight. Israel didn’t believe. They couldn’t see him even though he was  there. When they finally found him in the end, their was joy, repentance (?),  and sorrow for what they had done. The son forgave them, restored them, embraced them and saved them.

This verse from Zechariah 12:10-13:1 comes into my mind as I think of Israel and his son: It is almost exactly the same:

 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.  In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves;  all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness

This verse in Zechariah tells us that there was one. like a son, who was hurt, pierced, like an only son- firstborn (like Joseph)….. their will be mourning (just like Joseph and his brothers) then there will be a great act of forgiveness to cleanse them from their wrongs.

Doesn’t that sound like Jesus, the son, and the Jewish people? We are told that many can’t see or understand this, they have a veil over them- but in Zechariah and Revelation, we learn that this same act that Joseph did for his brothers, will again be done for Israel’s sons.

 

I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.Ps 22:16

 

 

  • Luke 13:28 Psalm 20:1 The Assurance of God’s Saving Work ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. ] May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
  • Psalm 22:23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
  • Psalm 24:6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Selah
  • Psalm 135:4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.
  • Psalm 146:5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
  • Psalm 147:19 He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

For more informationSalvation for the Jewish People, Valley of Dry Bones

Today’s lesson: 

1- Keep on keeping on looking ahead to the prize of eternal life that lies ahead, Praise God!  in Christ Jesus.

2-There is a great day ahead for Israel, in fact, it has already begun.

3- Jacob/Israel is the generation who seek Him. You are part of the family of Jacob- Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Truly an amazing blessing. You have all Spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, Trust in Him. He is with you.

 

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