Message to the Persecuted

Powerful word and a powerful song because of our powerful GOD who loves each of us!  So let your testimony stand strong!

Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Jeremy Camp –  Same Power with lyrics

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Go and Tell Everyone!

Acts 4:10-12

let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Middle – East Prophecy Update – April 10th, 2016 JD Farag

True or False

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I say it is true.   Regardless if you believe or not we each will have an expiration date.  Car wreck,  a disease,  a heart attack.  Murdered by a robbery.  A rapist who maybe only  murders your spirit.   People being kidnapped and chained up in darkness for sex slaves.  Maybe you are living where Christians are being persecuted,  beheaded,  crucified on crossses, stoned, burned alive,  fed to dogs.  I never would have dreamed this world would have went so far back into the dark ages.  People who have said the Holy Bible is out of date might want to read it and take another look at the sickness going on around the world and right here in America’s own backyard.
Crazy?   Don’t want to hear about this?  None of us like this but we have to face the truth.  The darkness that is all around us. THE end is going to come for all at once or on day by day timing.   Not one of us know exactly when but we do all need to face the fact that it will come one day and one way or another regardless of what you believe.  Be ready mentally and spiritually.  I pray you seek God,  the One True God who sent His son Jesus Christ to shed His own blood as He was crucified on the cross but was perfect and sinless but took on all of the horrific sins of mine and yours and everyone’s in the world.  Why?  So that we might live in the presence of a Holy God and not be thrown into an eternal pit of hell.  Hell is real.   I cry when I  think of tge horrific things going on right here in the here and now. It is heartbreaking.  He’ll will be far worse than any of us can imagine.   The worse day here no matter how grotesque or violent or sickening,  worse than the craziest horror movie you may have seen,  will not be able to compare to the burning hell that awaits ALL of us!  All who haven’t called upon the name of Jesus Christ for the salvation He freely offers. We each make our own decision.  You aren’t a bad person?   If hell is a real place then it is for the truly evil such as Hitler and others that we catagorize as being bad in our eyes and not for the person who really is not so bad you say?  Not true, God is Holy and no one can be in the presence of His Glory unless they have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.   Jesus died to make ATONEMENT for our sinfulness so that we could go to heaven and be with the Lord God who created each of us.  He loves us but cannot allow the filth of sin that is in and on each one of us to enter into eternity.  He is a just God and don’t we want to live in a place free from the evil that is here now?  We deceive ourselves if we think we don’t have sin.  That is self righteousness and is a huge sin itself.  It isn’t about what we can accomplish on our own and  by our own works and good deeds. It is ONLY about what Jesus Christ did on the cross for us. He did the work that is required.   We should do good things once we are saved but doing those good things or just being a good person will not…”repeat”, WILL NOT be able to get your name in the book of life at the entrance of Heaven.   You will certainly be welcomed with open arms into Hell.  They take everyone.   All who walk the broad road will not even need to have a book checked to see if your name is in it.  Too many will be storming in to keep track of the names. The evil will torment even the evildoers on earth.   I wonder if Hitler would chanel how he lived if he could?  I think of Luke 16:19-31, which explains very clearly how a man in hell desires urgently for someone to go and warn his brothers and family so they do not end up being tormented eternally as he was.  He  begged for someone to just touch his tongue with a drop if water.  If he could only have told his brothers, if he had only realized himself!   But the passage goes on to say that his family should listen to the prophets as they have all been warned and yet no one listens and no one cares so why would it be different if he told them?   They would laugh and scoff just as they still do today.   Read the passage in Luke noted above.  Pray on it.  Seek God concerning it. You say you don’t believe?   What IF it IS TRUE and you are wrong?  Do you really want to take that chance?   Your choice and mine.  I say, REPENT  today and turn to God Almighty while you still have the chance to.  Seek Him with all your heart and soul.   He is faithful to finish the work in you.  To change you and make you more than you ever dreamed you could be.  We may not know how the things we do have affected someone else for the good while we are here.  If you choose life and not death,  if you choose Jesus Christ then one day in Heaven we will then truly see everything God wants us to know and see about the trials and struggles we are seeing or going through ourselves.  We can see how coming through them allows us to comfort someone else going through the same. 

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

https://youtu.be/LB3un06HUSY

Look!

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Where are we looking?  
I am guilty of getting caught up in the political mess we have going on right now.  

One thing I have learned is that often when one thing is dominating our news then maybe we need to look elsewhere.   What is happening in Israel?   In the Middle East? Don’t be distracted and not see what is important and happening in plain sight.

So Why Do God’s People Go Hungry

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John 6:35
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

(My thoughts)…
I believe Jesus was speaking of spiritual things.  Not that if you believe and are a child of God that your life will be filled with roses and all you ever want and that you will never be hungry or that you will never have hard times of some sort.   Life won’t suddenly be perfect or great!  The verses below tell us that indeed we will have hard times and persecution.  So what did Jesus mean when He said you would never hunger or thirst?
When we accept His gift of salvation and we submit our lives to Him and we begin to consume the Word of God  (scriptures), and we seek to continue daily to know Him more and more then we are filled with His presence by the Holy Spirit. Speaking on my own experience I can say that during those times in my life when I seem to find myself too busy to make that personal time with the Lord that I end up having this hole in the pit of my stomach.   I have this empty feeling.  I am more anxious and find myself moving towards hopelessness.   I believe this is the filling in our spirit that Jesus was speaking about.  Not that we would never be hungry or thirsty as we think of food and water but that we would find comfort and that hole in our guts that otherwise is empty when we are without Jesus Christ will be filled.   We will have peace and comfort knowing we are in Christ Jesus and that we have a future and a hope when we are finally transformed from this world to our eternal futures. So, He fills us now while we are still here with great peace, He fills us with His bread of life and we will never thirst for what is to come because Jesus has filled us eternally with the blessed hope of what our future holds.  The forever future and not the short lived one where we currently are.  The scriptures below are clear that we will continue to have suffering in this life if we choose to follow Jesus Christ.   So, don’t be surprised but keep your focus on our King of Kings!

John 16:30-33
30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:35-39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 12:12-15
12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

God bless each of you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!   May God have mercy on us all.

Mystery of the Bride & the Bridegroom

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.
*Agape love.
*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…..
*Empty?
*Unloved?
*Imperfect?
*Not good enough?
*Broken?
*Abused?
*Rejected?
*Alone?
*Lost?
*Confused?
*Addicted?
*Searching, yet never finding that something that you cannot even put a name on?
*Depression seems to try to consume you?
*Afraid?
*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.