Middle East Prophecy Update August 9, 2015

Thank you again Pastor JD Farag,

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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.

Messages

The last two years the Lord continues showing me certain things.  I believe this is the message.  To me, it pretty much sums it up!  Keep looking up!  Jesus Christ IS coming back!  Keep the faith brothers and sisters!

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Revelation 9:11
They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

Revelation 9:21
nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Revelation 3:11
I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

Who or What is Your Rock?

Admit it, we all need someone to lean on, to rely on. IF you don’t have someone then is it a thing?  Alcohol?  A drug?  Work? Money?

Check yourself. 
Honestly, no one but Jesus Christ can fill that spot. Not a friend or a spouse, although they can be great and helpful they will never be the solid Rock and Foundation we need to get us through and they are human and will let you down even without the intention of doing so.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
COMMENTARY
The one whom we serve is immovable. Jesus is the rejected stone that becomes the cornerstone of our faith. These are the kinds of words that characterize our Lord – fortress, deliverer, rock, shield, and stronghold. You are protected, you are equipped, and it is because of this that we can be sent without reservation.

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Middle East Prophecy Update June 28th, 2015

Thanks Pastor JD Farag

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1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Put all your idols, whatever they might be in the garbage!  TV?  Internet?  Work or food.  Even if it isn’t a bad thing, if it is too much and it takes your thoughts and focus off the Lord.  If you desire to be with the Lord for eternity then you need not pack a bag.  When we leave this dreadful place we will not want for anything. ..not when we are in the presence of our King!  Praise God..thank You Jesus!  
Keep watching and keep waiting and don’t grow weary. 
God bless and this is the day the Lord has made so REJOICE and be GLAD in it!

Middle East Prophecy Update – June 21st, 2015

Thank you for the update…Pastor JD Farag

Finally I don’t feel so crazy.  Like he said, at the least it should be a very interesting month!

The Love of Your Life

Who is yours?
What is yours?
Think about all the things you enjoy.  You just might surprise yourself.

Acts 19:23-27
About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.  A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there.  He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business.  And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.  There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”
COMMENTARY
A riot breaks out in Ephesus. Industry is suffering because a business is largely dependent upon idol worship. The gospel is reaching people, they are turning away from idols that represent other gods, and the human hands making the idols are out business. I’ve heard people say that they cannot live without their smartphone or tablet. These kind of things are tools, but we have the capacity to worship any and all of them. Who is on the throne of your heart? Is it Jesus Christ, or is there a pretender on the throne that makes sure you have everything you want, instead of everything you need? Demetrius feels threatened, like he might lose his way of life. Luke 9:24 says, “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Lose the idols, and lose yourself to Jesus.

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