Pastor JD Farag
Pastor JD Farag…
Thank you John…
My personal thought….”what is truth and how will you know?”.
My own answer is, you will only know if you read the scriptures in the HolyBible and seek Jesus Christ and lean on Him and not all the nonsense and evil going on in even this once great nation. Sad days.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus….
November 8th, 2020
Keep on looking…looking and watching for my blessed hope!
Isaiah 54:6 KJVS
For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
Isaiah 54:7-8 KJVS
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
I understand the context is concerning Israel. I also believe that if you are a child of God’s that we can also embrace this. We will all go through good times and not so good times. The word moment is what I want to focus on here. Truth is that our lives are full of brief moments. Even months or years (sometimes just hours or days feel like too much), but regardless of the span of time you seem to be suffering, it IS but a MOMENT in all of eternity. God is with us and will always sustain you in those moments, brief or long. He is there. Lean on Him. Cry out to Him. Draw close to Him. It is ALWAYS in these moments, long or short that I grow the most. BUT I only experience the growth when I lean into my redeemer, my salvation, my ONLY hope. He always brings me through stronger and yet softer. A little more humble. He and He alone gives me peace. Remember, His peace is not the peace the world gives but it is a peace that can only come from Jesus Christ. A peace between God and man and not a peace between man and this world.
Also, for all of my unbelieving family. Our world, our schools and many churches, our entire culture has blinded our children. My children think I am crazy having faith. They say we are a species and they think we need to save ourselves, save humanity by beginning to colonize on some planet. I was shocked to hear these words from my 35 year old son who at 10 years old believed and we were both baptized. (I know that being baptized doesn’t save you. ) I am not giving up on him. He told me he doesn’t believe in God anymore. I think he is hurting. He has been in the military since he graduated at 17. He never had a dad who he knew. He married and has 3 beautiful children that he loves with ALL himself. His wife has been unfaithful for most of the marriage and doesn’t hide it. He has ignored it because of his kids. He didn’t have a dad and therefore cared not about what he endures with his wife but puts his kids first so he is there when not deployed. 5 months ago he came home from deployment and let’s just say that the dam broke and water came flooding in destroying everything he has tried to look away from and hold everything together. He retires in 2020, but until then he can’t fight for custody. They are now in the middle of a ugly divorce. She uses the one thing he cares about, his children. This has broken my heart and living several states away I am supporting him as well as I can. He has a really hard time wrapping his mind around how someone who has been married to someone for 15 years and he has given them everything and never said anything about what they do . He supported her and encouraged her in all that she wanted. He is so loving, caring and patient. I really wonder if in part this has added to his unbelief and anger he stuffs down. BUT, while he says he no longer believes and I told him the next day (he was just home for a week visit because his dad who he really hadn’t known since he was 3 years old, was dying and talking out of his head and said on 3 occasion within a couple of days that he needed to get his son, last time he even said his name – my son was the only son he had and the rest were daughters from another marriage – they told my son and he decided to come. I flew him home and he drove straight to where he was under hospice care and spent a couple of hours with people he didn’t know. Then he left and drove back to our house and when he pulled into the garage he got a call saying he passed. I feel God is working. I am not sure what God’s plan is but I never would have expected all this.), anyway, the next day after he told me he didn’t believe and we had the whole strange planet discussion along with other bible topics, I had told him I would not push my views on him anymore. He told me, “no mom. go ahead, don’t stop sending me things because I do read everything you send me. So thankfully he left that door open.Last week the Lord God had been giving me wisdom from His word and I sent my son a document that I put together that concerned all the questions he brought up about the bible and concerning colonization on other planets. So I sent it in the form of …(you stated this…and rather than my answers on my faith I had given you, I wanted to share not just my opinions and thoughts but actual scripture that backs up why I stand firm on my faith in God and His word concerning each topic.) He responded to my emailed document with…very well written mom, keep them coming. Please pray for me and my husband and all his and my grown children. All living in this atheist mindset. But pray for now that God will continue to use me to share the truth to at least my one son who said he is still reading everything I send him. Pray the Holy Spirit will guide me to sharing exactly what my son needs to hear and that his heart will be changed and he will call upon the name of Jesus Christ again! Thank you to all my brothers and sisters who will pray.
What a blessing this was to me.
Posted on you tube channel “Awake Sleeper”….
Watch “end time, dreams and visions, rapture, encouragement, from Gods word.”
I think we might know someone like this. In fact I think we could be very intimately aware of them. I might dare to add that it could be possible THAT PERSON deceives even the best of us daily. What do you think?
“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:“ ‘In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas.” But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.
The prince of Tyre might as well have said, “The world revolves around me.” It’s clear who sits on the throne of his heart, and it is not the Lord God. Each day we all face different variations of temptation and evil, but all of it is bent on placing someone other than God on the throne of our hearts. Perhaps it is entertainment or technology, pride or achievement, or even friends or family. Good things are sometimes the best pretenders, and can hold the throne without us even recognizing it. Exodus 34:14 says, “Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 6:5 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” You can’t love Him with everything until your “everything” is loving Him.
(My own commentary)
Let’s be honest with ourselves for a minute. Don’t put the verse in Ezekiel 28:2 in a small box and say that is not me because I don’t think of myself as a god. Ask yourself how many times you get upset with someone who does not agree with you 100%? Obviously you know best right? You are trying to tell them, keep them from making the same mistake you have. Steer them from trouble that you can see coming their way. They simply NEED TO LISTEN TO YOU. OR How many times do we simply say even if just to ourselves…they don’t care, they don’t hear my needs, I have asked over and over and it is like they are not even listening.
We need to STOP IT! Shut our mouths for a bit. We are deceiving ourselves if we think for a minute that these thoughts and attitudes are not putting ourselves up there in the god spot. Sure, we are not intentionally doing it but does that matter? We must pray always, seek God in all things. We must get out of God’s way sometimes and more often than not. Sure, we can offer advice if we see a loved one headed for destruction but if they are not listening then stop. The ONLY TRUE GOD WHO SITS ON THE THRONE has the best and the perfect plan. Maybe this person needs to fall so they can seek the help they need from our Father in Heaven.
Bottom line is that we all either daily or too often think the world revolves around us and people just should do what we say. Give us what we want. Create a happy place for our awesome selves! RIGHT? We must search our hearts daily. When we catch our own hearts and minds deceiving us we need to stop it then. Repent. How will we know? The more we read the word of God the easier we can spot these things. They will become incredibly clear.
Thank you dear Jesus for guiding us every step of the way.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ app.