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Middle-East Prophecy Update – August 7 2016

“Guest Speaker Major Amir Tsarfati: Bible Prophecy – God Gave It – Satan Hates It” 

Come!  Isaiah 26

Rapture?  I  Come,  all my brothers and sisters and let’s hear the word of the Lord God Almighty!  ONLY IF YOU DESIRE ENCOURAGEMENT TODAY! 

 “Come, My People // Isaiah 26:19-21” 
Pastor Jack Hibbs 

Lest We Become Self-righteous 

Reading this today humbled me. How easily we can be self righteous without even realizing it.   I  know this morning the Lord revealed to me that ‘just maybe’, when I start even thinking the following. 

Thank you Lord that You opened my eyes to see that going out and doing this or that is wrong.  Thank You Lord that I am not blind but I see.

So, what is wrong with the above statement?   On the surface nothing because I am thankful that I am not as blind as I  once was BUT, I  must be very careful or that can so easily become a self righteous attitude.   Dear Lord God,  please continue to give me Your mercy and grace.   Help me Lord not to cross the line from thankfulness to self righteousness.   Help me to always remember ‘but without the grace of God there go I’.

Deuteronomy 9:4-6
After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you.  It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the Lord your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.


COMMENTARY 

It was not because of Israel’s righteousness that they entered into the promised land, and it is not because of our righteousness that we have salvation from sin. This is a foreshadowing of the fullness and completeness of all things in Christ Jesus. God provides the sacrifice to Abraham, as he nears sacrificing his own son Isaac (a test of faith from God). Likewise, God provides the perfect sacrifice for our sins; once and for all in Christ Jesus His son. Lord God, thank you for saving us! I pray we surrender our lives to you fully, and delight in you always!

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

http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Pushing for Peace” May 22 2016

Only God can Reveal

Leviticus 26:12-13
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

Commentary
God “walks” among Israel throughout history. Angels of the Lord appear at various times revealing what is to come. Through the Spirit of God as it is set upon various leaders, judges, kings, and prophets like Samuel, David, Solomon, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Nehemiah, and Malachi. Finally, God chooses to walk among people and reveal Himself as God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah. This is the most literal way that God “walks” among us, and it is through the risen Christ that we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit as we believe in Him!

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

The Acts of the Apostles – Movie from the Bible

This is a movie in HD on you tube ‘The two preachers ‘.   They have a total of 4 at the moment.  

Do you hate wondering about some of the movies Hollywood puts out these days that totally distorts the word of the Lord?  Deceiving many who do not know better because they don’t read the word for themselves?   This movie is word for word from the book of Acts.  They did use the NIV though,  but from what I watched I think it is a good movie taken from the word and not out of context.

Overcomer – Are We?

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So what does the word of God say about being an overcomer?
There are several instances it is used but I an going to go straight to 1st John who tells us how we become overcomers.  The verses following that passage tell us about the rewards of being overcomers.

1st John 5
5 Who is the one that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ;  not with the water only,  but with the water and with the blood.  It is the Spirit who testifies,  because the Spirit is the truth.   7 For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood. (I suggest you continue reading the rest of the chapter.)

Revelation 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 2:17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Revelation 2:26
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Revelation 3:5
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Revelation 3:12
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Revelation 3:21
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 12:10-12
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Revelation 21:7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

REVELATION  21:8
(WARNING) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Let’s pray…
Dear Father in Heaven,  my God,  my King,  you are worthy to be worshipped and praised and exalted in all the earth and the universe.
I  pray Lord God that You might have mercy upon your children and that your grace might be poured out over us even though we are not deserving of it. We humbly ask you to help each of us in these last days. We are weak but in Your mighty strength we can continue on toward the goal You have set before us. Lord, You know each of our weaknesses in this flesh we currently dwell in,  so please help us Lord, help us not to fear, help us to stand courageously for Your names sake. Help us to boldly testify to Your goodness and Your word and Your truth and the salvation that only comes from Your Son Jesus Christ . Help us that we might share the gospel of Jesus Christ without fear of man.  We ask that You would do this supernaturally by the Holy Spirit because we left to ourselves will surely fail.
We ask all these things for Your glory and we give thanks in every circumstance and praise Your most holy name. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

Guilty and Depressed

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I say I am not afraid because I know Him and trust Him. ..the Lord of lords and the King of Kings!

Yet I do pretty well according to human standards until I get to work and then I seem to strive and strive and try to rest in the Lord.

I try my hardest to encourage others and feel like I am barely surviving each day.

Everywhere people are dying.
I find myself crying out to the Lord, why not me instead?

I am tired. 

I am alone and yet I am married and have grown children.

No one believes in my family.

Today I lost it.

Today I skipped church.

Today I yelled and complained to my husband.

Now I feel the disappointment of my Father in Heaven.

Pray for me.  I think I must have dropped my shield of faith.

Instruction

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James 5:8

8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Word of God Speak

When we read He speaks.  Are we listening?

Psalms 46

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though it’s waters roar and foam,  though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8 Come behold the works of the Lord,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Thank You Mighty God. ..thank You for all that You are.  We praise your most holy name!   We exalt You oh Lord God Almighty! We praise You.  Speak to us, teach us, show us the way.  Your people are listening.

Are You Listening?

They say when a woman is pregnant with child that over the months the baby comes to know the voice of their mother.

How does this occur?

This can only occur when the baby hears the loving mother talking with her unborn child. She cannot see her baby yet but she talks to that baby ALL the time as though the child were already in her arms! She may not see the baby in a baby form but she does see her belly grow and she KNOWS the baby is within. She cannot yet touch the baby’s hands or feet or sweet face, yet she can feel her child’s presence. That baby also feels and knows the presence of its loving mother.

Consider this when reading the verses below. If you say to yourself that you are not sure if you can hear The Father speaking to you and guiding you, or you don’t understand what people are talking about when they say they feel the presence of The Lord. You should ask yourself if you are talking or praising and worshiping The Lord in prayer, or are you only praying when you need Him to come to your rescue? Are you spending time in His word? Asking Him to reveal a new mystery of His to you as you read each day? A baby know the mothers voice and presence before birth because of a loving connection. The mother talks softly to her baby and lovingly awaits the birth. We should love God our Father so much that we cannot wait to see Him! We get to know Him more and more by reading His word and praying. We feel His presence grow stronger as we grow in His word.

Do you understand the parable Jesus is sharing in John 10?

John 10:1-6
“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

John 10:7-13: Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

If you don’t understand or hear His voice or feel His presence then pray and ask The Lord to help you, to show you and to guide you into His loving arms. Seek Him and delight yourself in Him as you walk towards Him. Keep your mind on Him always and never give up! Time is running out. Birth pangs are getting stronger and it is a must that we know His voice and that we know Him. It is a must that He knows we have that relationship with Him, that He knows we cannot wait for that day…

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