Warnings have been shown. Warnings have been spoken. Be prepared with the sword of the Spirit. Be ready to give an answer to anyone asking a question.
Pastor JD Farag
Why does the Lord tell us to be equally yoked? Young folks, trust me on this. Don’t be deceived by your own heart . He or she probably won’t change, not impossible but life becomes much harder.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
If you seek me with all your heart
you will find me. (The analogy below is so clear and understandable.)
But if from there you seek the LORD your God,
you will find him if you look for him with all your heart
and with all your soul. (NIV Bible)
The Lord encourages us to seek Him with all our heart and all our soul. If we do pursue Him with everything within us, He promises that we will find Him. I imagine this to be similar to a child’s game of hide and seek. When my children were young, they would love to play this game with my wife and I. They would turn towards the wall and close their eyes and count to ten.
In the mean time, we would scamper off into another part of the house to find a place in which to hide. At the count of ten, our children would shriek in delight and begin their quest to find us. Their anticipation would build as they would open every closet door and look under every bed.
While the searching part of the game was always fun, it was the finding part that was the real climax! We never chose a place too hard for our children to find us for we loved the moment when our children would finally catch us. Our cry of “You found me!” and their cry of “I found you!” would happen simultaneously followed by a mutual celebration that the game was over.
The game wouldn’t have been fun if our intention was to hide so that our children would never find us. The fun is in being found. I think it is the same way in our relationship with God. When He calls us to search for Him, He never hides Himself so well that He cannot be found.
Father, I am thankful that You do not make it difficult for me to find You, for You are never far away and are always happy to be found! I pray that I might pursue You with all my heart and my soul, all the while having a child-like anticipation of finding You! In the name of your beloved Son Jesus I pray, AMEN.
This was taken from “Father’s Love Letter. Com”
So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Jesus’ audience is not interested in believing in Him by faith, they are interested in even more proof that He is the Messiah. Faith in Jesus is the catalyst to knowing God and being in relationship with Him. This faith has the power to create evidence for hope in the hearts of all people; yet sadly, it is often overlooked or cast aside as some childish notion. “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” (Hebrews 11:1 – NCV)
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Who is ready for some FOOTBALL? Woo-hoo!
So, ask yourself:
Which season are you celebrating?
The coming of our Lord
Nothing wrong with enjoying football UNLESS you are making football your idol. Are you more excited about football than you are about making sure you are spiritually ready to meet Jesus? Will He say, “Depart from me because I don’t know you. ”
I wish I saw Americans as excited about our King as they are about football or shopping or a number of other things.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”
via the Logos Bible Android app.
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!
Thank you pastor JD
Find 45 minutes to listen to this beautiful love story. When you listen go into your prayer room alone with Christ. Why you ask?
This love story told by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn sums up the entire bible. The entire love of our Savior.
*Your whole purpose.
*Your reason for your longing.
*Your heart will be filled with understanding.
So, if you have ever felt or currently feel any of the following….then I beg you to listen…..
*Not good enough?
*Searching, yet never finding that something that you cannot even put a name on?
*Depression seems to try to consume you?
*Angry and maybe you don’t even know why?
*Money is what you seek yet never is enough to fill the empty spot.
*You constantly buy something thinking it will fill the empty spot only to find that in 2 weeks or so the empty place returns yet again.
*You search for the place that you can feel you can finally belong? Yet, you still can’t find it. Search continues.
*Striving for perfection so you won’t be discarded?
*Trouble understanding the word of God and what He is trying to tell us through all of the different examples and parables.
If you know the Lord, you will love Him ALL the more after all of your deepest thoughts, known and unknown to you are revealed in a clearer picture. You will see all the love God has for all of us and the mystery of the bride and bridegroom tell us the beautiful story of the bible, the Holy Word of God written by men by the direction of the Holy Spirit. The bible is summed up here.
I pray you are as blessed as I was. I have listened to it 3 times this morning and know I will listen to it many more times in the future.