Seeking to Listen and Understand and Obey 

Ezekiel 2:1-2
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.  And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

Commentary 
When he was called to be a prophet, Ezekiel has a vision of the “likeness of the glory of the Lord”. This completely drains his strength and he falls facedown. Then the Lord speaks to Him this verse, and as it is being spoken, Ezekiel is provided the strength to stand and hear the word of the Lord. In Christ we are granted the Holy Spirit, and rest assured that there is real power and strength that comes with His residence within us. He is able to strengthen, to counsel, to teach and to convict us. With the Spirit of God living in us, we are able to be ambassadors for Christ, messengers of the gospel, bearers of the living water that is found only in Jesus.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

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WARNING TO THE USA AND PRESIDENT NOW AND TO COME

Is it all hype?  

Is there any truth to it?

Is there any problem with trying to create peace?

Can we believe the word of God?

Should we believe God when He said those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed? (That was a paraphrase but you can look it up to find God’s words exactly.)

Remember, there will NEVER be peace,  not true peace until the Lord God Almighty returns and puts a stop to the evil in all the world. 

God is Shaking America 

This morning I was having coffee trying to wake up and planning to drive to Tennessee to visit grandkids and son and daughter in law who are serving in the military. 


I also thought back on this day 34 years ago when my first son was born!  He is a fine man. Also serving in the military and based out of Norfolk.  He shook my world 34 years ago!  This morning sitting in our living room my morning violently shook again!   I am in my 50’s and about 5 years ago we had 2 earthquakes in Oklahoma within a 2 week period that I felt in Arkansas. First time I had ever felt one in Arkansas.   This morning again,  Oklahoma had a 5.6 and in our house we heard a loud roar and windows were rattling and it literally felt like a truck ran into our home!  I kid you not!  I screamed and ran to my husband who was in the bathroom,  and yelled WHAT WAS THAT?  He said, “it is an earthquake”!  I really thought something hit the house! 

It is crazy.  I don’t care why it is explained.  Don’t care that people will say it’s fracking. Does it really matter?   Jesus Christ told us.  His word is true.  I can’t help but wonder if most people just blow it off.  We all better be taking inventory in our lives.   JESUS IS COMING BACK! 

Matthew 24:4-8

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Does God Listen Anymore?

Below this verse from Exodus and the commentary that came from my phone app, I have added another verse that I was taken to this morning by a different source.   It isn’t an accident or a coincidence but I believe the Lord God wants us to hear or read and understand both.  So, if you are reading this and feel like He isn’t listening then dwell on both scriptures and seek the Lord.  Often we are the ones that are not listening.   Be encouraged because God never changes and is the same yesterday,  today and forever.

Exodus 2:23-25
During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.  God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.  So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.
COMMENTARY
God hears us when we cry out to Him, and He does not forget His covenant. In Christ, we have a new covenant in His blood, but the God behind the covenant is still the same. God was no stranger to Israel’s situation, and in His timing He acted and delivered them from Egyptian oppression. He knows the name of each starving person, every missing child, every lost soul. He is not a stranger to your situation, and hears when you cry out to Him. God is with You and will act – trust on Him completely.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps
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Here is the 2nd verse.

2 Chronicles 12:6-7
Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The Lord is righteous. And when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

Arise from Your Slumber!

Are you paying attention or are you just waiting for the super bowl?

One thing to keep in mind – the football game will be over Sunday.  Keep your eyes open,  watch the game but watch everything else going on.

Middle-East Prophecy Update – January 3rd, 2016

Quote from end of update.
“Wake up,  stand up and look up.”

Thank you Pastor JD Farag

How Does Being Saved Look?

I wonder if many people are truly confused when it comes to salvation?  I think the testimony in this video is clear and honest and I believe it is something many,  many people need to hear and will help anyone get a clear understanding of truth. Go ahead,  I  dare you,  check it out!

My Testimony of Salvation- Missionary and Evangelist Robert Breaker

Power of God!

Romans 1:16-17

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Middle East Prophecy Update August 9, 2015

Thank you again Pastor JD Farag,

I Pray for Preparedness

This verse and commentary speaks volumes to true Christians.   Many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and China and India and Asia and numerous other places around the world are already undergoing this type of persecution.  It is beginning in America.  Brothers and sisters, judgment WILL begin in the church.  Why?  It has too. I kept hearing that but yesterday during prayer time it hit me like a ton of rocks.  I will cover that in a blog later today.   We first need to know it will happen.   I pray we are each prepared to stand up and give testament for Jesus Christ regardless if our families are running the opposite direction.   WHERE WILL YOU STAND WHEN THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD?

Mark 13:9-11
You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.  And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.  Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
COMMENTARY
In a great many situations, the Holy Spirit is engaging us to “say whatever is given to us at the time”. Today my prayer for us all is that we would be receptive and able to recognize the Holy Spirit engaging us and also be obedient to His leading. Doing this may or may not cost us our lives each time; perhaps it will cost our reputation, our free time, our sense of convenience or comfort. Often, being obedient to the Holy Spirit leads us to situations where we need to depend on God more and more. That is where we live for Christ: ruthlessly depending on God for everything, every day.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.