Middle – East Prophecy Update – April 23rd, 2017 Pastor JD Farag 

Shhh… Did You Hear?

Even so come…Lord Jesus come! 

We All Have a Favorite Part of the Body, but All Parts Are Needed.

  • Do you like your legs?
  • Maybe you say your hands have always looked young so that is your favorite.
  • I have always been told I have perfect toes and therefore my feet are something I thought looked good in sandals.:-)
  • Are you someone who always enjoyed a good session at the gym? Then maybe it is your biceps, great arms you like.
  • My point here is in our day to day worldly lives we tend to think about our body parts or those of the opposite sex.  “I am a leg man”, “oh, would you look at his strong arms”.  As we drawer closer to the Lord God, we begin to understand the spiritual side of the parts of the body.  God used some by their feet as they walk all over and share the gospel.  Some by their hands and arms as they reach out to strangers and lend help in times of need to those hurting and it is done in the name of Jesus Christ, and bringing glory to the Father. Maybe you don’t feel you do anything significant and think I only go to work and home again.  Yet maybe by an action of obedience to God those around you have seen Jesus even though you might have been unaware. I try to bring encouraging words to those around me.  Sometimes they don’t want to hear a positive spin but as they have time to think about it they do appreciate it. We show compassion, we show grace, we show mercy.  Most of all we are to show love.  By showing all these things we are showing love.  We can only show mercy and grace and compassion and love because our saviour Jesus Christ first loved us and had mercy on us and extends grace to us.  Without His loving us first not one of us could begin to be a functioning part of the body of Christ.  The man and woman who are leaving America to work in a part of the world to share Jesus Christ with those who have never heard of Him may seem to be the most important part of the body.  Is it not obvious that without the encouraging words of those in our everyday workplaces, and without those who help by extending compassion to those in a homeless shelter or a battered woman’s shelter. Without those who stop to give money to the man or woman with a sign who in standing on the corner of a busy street or standing at the end of the parking lot at Wal-Mart with a sign. Without those who stop and take a minute to simply speak a kind word to an elderly man or woman eating alone in a restaurant or maybe surprising them by secretly picking up their tab.  Maybe the person you took a minute to just speak a kind word to is a veteran from long ago and fought for our freedoms and just maybe they have no one now and just maybe you are the only one they might have the opportunity to interact with today.  
  • If you are still reading this then you and I can both see how vitally important every part of the body of Christ is.  Just as our human bodies have different parts and some you never think about unless you hurt it and then you realize it plays a very important part.  So your heart seems really important and it is, but if you break even a little toe or a little finger you begin to learn how important that little part of your own body is. That little toe that you never thought twice about. We take for granted all the parts of our bodies when we feel great! Those times when we feel great is only because all parts of the body are functioning well.  I can’t help but think maybe when the bible speaks about how judgement will begin in the church, aka the body of Christ.  Maybe the body of Christ needs a Dr.  and Jesus is the great physician.  Maybe some of the body is not working well and that is some of why we see so much anger in the world.  I am certainly not saying that is totally why.  We know because of what the word of God says that these things will and are going to come to pass.  We also read that they will hate us but not because of us but because the world first hated Him.  Because we love Him they will also hate us.  Back to the body…We each play an important part regardless if you are a little toe or you are the heart.  Let’s all use the gift we were given. You might only have one gift or maybe 10.  If we are going to another nation or simply going to work everyday we each need to realize the importance that each one of us can play in the lives of those around us. WE ARE THE BODY!

Romans 12:4-8
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:  So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;  Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;  Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Commentary

Each of us who has come to believe in Jesus is a member of the body of Christ. Jesus is the “head” of His own body, so for those who were hoping for that role – it is already taken. This passage says “each member belongs to all the others”. Today I would like to you consider, in a very personal way, what that means. As we read on we find mention of various gifts being offered in service to the body of Christ, a direction that implies responsibility for each and every one of us. God has masterfully gifted each one of us in compliment to bring the body of Christ to completeness. Did you get that? The gift(s) you are given, those revealed to you and empowered by the Holy Spirit, those gift(s) have great purpose. Use them, and give God the glory!

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

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Justice 

Luke 18:1-8
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;  Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.  And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;  Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

COMMENTARY 

Today we have a story of a judge who is “unjust”. The end of this parable finds the corrupt judge granting justice to a widow who simply would not stop bothering him. She does not find justice in her situation because the judge’s heart turns around, but because of her persistence. The question on the table is: Do you believe that God will give you justice? This passage promises that God gives justice to “his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night”, and that he will do it quickly. Are you willing to believe that today and live in a way that reflects that you trust God completely with justice? When we are hurt or wronged, and wish to seek retribution – we either take matters into our own hands, or we release matters into God’s. Let Him take the lead on justice, and allow Him to work forgiveness in your heart.

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

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Who Are You? 

Something to ponder on. 

  • First,in verse 1 we are to give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.  (Ask yourself,  who do you say He is?  Try to begin to write down all of the mercies   or perhaps only some of the mercies He has extended to you. Then, again after you have done that, ask again: who do you say that He is?)
  • Next we read ‘Let the REDEEMED of the Lord say so’. Now ask yourself this question. Who do you say the redeemed are?  Why do you believe what you have just written down about who the redeemed are?
  • Lastly,  are you one of the redeemed?   

Psalms 107:1-2

 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good:

For his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

Middle-East Prophecy Update – January 15th, 2017 Pastor JD Farag 

Thank you Pastor JD! 

Urgent Prayer Request by Amir

“Amir: A Call For An Urgent Prayer!

By Behold Israel Blog, Jan 15, 2017

We are about to enter into a very crucial week in world’s history! On Sunday leaders from more than 70 countries will meet in Paris to basically declare that Jerusalem’s old city doesn’t belong to Israel.

Then on Tuesday that declaration will be pushed as a resolution at the UN Security Council and the way the American ambassador to the UN will vote is still unclear. All of that before the Friday inauguration of a new president in America who publicly opposed all these actions but can’t do a thing to stop them.

Zechariah 12 and Psalm 2 are coming to my mind. And of course all is much clearer in light of Joel 3.

Please pray! Please Share!

“Therefore thus says YHVH God, ‘Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul’” (Ezekiel 36:5)

Get ready bride!

Amir

WARNING TO THE USA AND PRESIDENT NOW AND TO COME

Is it all hype?  

Is there any truth to it?

Is there any problem with trying to create peace?

Can we believe the word of God?

Should we believe God when He said those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed? (That was a paraphrase but you can look it up to find God’s words exactly.)

Remember, there will NEVER be peace,  not true peace until the Lord God Almighty returns and puts a stop to the evil in all the world. 

JD Farag – January 2017

 “New Years Eve Bible Prophecy Q&A” JD Farag 

Prayer and Fasting 


Nehemiah 1:4-7
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,  And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:  Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.  We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.

Commentary 

Nehemiah has heard of the ruin of Jerusalem since being exiled, and that information has a very real impact on all levels for him. He responds to this by crying, mourning, fasting, and praying before the Lord. Through this process, Nehemiah confesses the sins of Israel on both a corporate level and a personal one. Confession of sins is vital for an authentic relationship with God. When we recognize that we have sinned, we must realize that the right thing to do is confess that wrongdoing before the Lord and ask/receive forgiveness. Nehemiah does this through prayer and fasting and the Lord grants him favor to be able to rebuild Jerusalem.

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

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2017-Those Who Have Ears to Hear and Eyes to See…

​Isaiah 42:5-9

Thus saith God the Lord,

He that created the heavens, and stretched them out;

He that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it;

He that giveth breath unto the people upon it,

And spirit to them that walk therein:

I the Lord have called thee in righteousness,

And will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,

And give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes,

To bring out the prisoners from the prison,

And them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

I am the Lord: that is my name:

And my glory will I not give to another,

Neither my praise to graven images.

Behold, the former things are come to pass,

And new things do I declare:

Before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Open Door is Still Available – Don’t Wait 

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity,

And passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?

He retaineth not his anger for ever,

Because he delighteth in mercy.

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us;

He will subdue our iniquities;

And thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham,

Which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Not Fitting In?

1 Peter 2:9-10
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

COMMENTARY 

Hearing that you are chosen, and “God’s special possession” (NIV), should bring courage and peace to your heart. As we consider the impossible move from no mercy, to mercy; the gospel is designed to ignite a response of praise and worship to God, glorifying Him among all people. Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT) says, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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

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Middle – East Prophecy Update – October 9th, 2016 Pastor JD Farag 

Thank you Pastor JD