Head’s UP! Where are You Looking?

We all want to be a winner!   We all want to be the one to catch the ball! 

  • Are you prepared?
  • Are you dressed for the game?
  • Do you know all the rules?
  • Do you have a good coach?
  • Is your team ready?  Practiced up?

Are you and all your team-mates too busy playing around or squabbling over little things to be paying attention to what you should be?  Are you going to find yourself wondering what just happened AND it is only because you have been horsing around instead of WATCHING and LISTENING?

Are you too busy worrying about YOURSELF?  Too busy taking selfies to post on your favorite social media site so that everyone knows how GREAT YOU LOOK or so that everyone knows where you are and what you are doing, after all it IS all about YOU right?

These little ones are setting a pretty good example!  They are dressed!  They are watching!  Sun might be in their eyes but they are doing their best!

Our coaches, or our world leaders, or whoever it might be are figuring it all out for us.  RIGHT?  I mean we have nothing to worry about because our coaches will tell us when we need to worry or watch or be concerned.   Our news on TV will certainly be telling us the truth.  NO WORRIES!  CARRY ON…TAKE YOUR SELFIES….NO NEED TO KNOW THE RULES TO THE GAME…NO NEED!  Our leaders will tell you WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW IT!

So, you may be asking….WHAT IS YOUR POINT TODAY LADY?  I am not following…..

First point is that in case you have not noticed things are getting crazier by the day!  In the past we may have heard the beats of the war drums.  We may have found ourselves a little nervous or anxious at times. 

This morning I found myself thinking about the saying we all have heard.  “When they are trying to make you watch this ‘big silly thing over here’, then you might want to look a different direction because there is probably something else you need to be paying attention to.  They might be trying to distract you from what your concerns really should be over.

This morning I was trying to see if anyone got blown up during the night while I slept.  Did anything change on the world stage?  Lately every hour something new is happening!  I mean, it is hard to even know which direction to watch.  Who wants to wipe us off the planet?  I began to think about baseball.  I started thinking if you are in the outfield and you are not paying attention or not looking in the right direction when that ball is headed for you then you WILL NOT BE PREPARED!  We have something possible from many directions.  Is the ball going to be thrown at us by the Russians?  By the Iranians?  By the Chinese?  By North Korea?  Then we must ask…who is even on who’s team?  We have watched alliances form between Russia and Turkey.  Russia and China.  Russia and Iran.  Russia and Syria.  Russia and Israel.  There are many more but these seem to be the ones coming to my mind at the moment.  I really did not expect those to be the ones I thought of.  Since they did I have to say how interesting it is that Russia is a common denominator between the few I listed.

So, WHAT direction do we look?  Do we watch for the Russians?  Do we watch Syria?  Do we watch Iran?  Do we watch China?  Do we watch N. Korea?  How about all the evil ones sitting in Afghanistan? 

May I suggest that if you or myself or anyone else is asking this question then it is time to get out the rule book and figure it out and quick!

Yes, the Holy Bible is our only truth!  Our only rulebook!  This book of the word of God is really all we need.

Matthew 10:28 (below)

Mat_10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

First, this verse tells us to FEAR NOT.  Actually the phrase “fear not” pulled up 62 times in the KJV both old and new testament.

Luk 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 

What things?  When do we stop looking at everything coming at us and LOOK UP?

Luk 21:25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 

Luk 21:26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

Is it just me or has everything gone haywire in the last few years?  So, we need to not listen to what the news tells us or what the leaders say or what the scientists say.  They all have an excuse for this or that.  Keep your eyes on the only ONE that matters!  Keep looking up!  Don’t let wars and rumors of wars cause you distress.  The world is freaking out.  Nature is freaking out.  The seas are freaking out.  It is enough to cause everyone to come unhinged.  We must repent and cry out to God!  Repent!  Admit we are sinners and in GREAT NEED for our Savior Jesus Christ!  Believe it as a child!  Accept His free gift!  Ask Him to begin to change you, clean you up, wash you up.  Give you new desires in your heart, desires that line up with His desires for us.  Ask Him to help us to love Him more and more every single day!  Seek Him with our whole being!

Jesus Christ is coming for His bride.  I do not know the day nor the hour.  I do know we are in the season.  The question should be….”Will we be ready?”

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

Luk 21:29  And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 

Luk 21:30  When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 

Luk 21:31  So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 

Luk 21:32  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 

Luk 21:33  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 

Watch Yourselves

Luk 21:34  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 

Luk 21:35  For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 

Luk 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 

Walk this Way

Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
John 3:16-18

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

David Wilkerson – The Day of the Locusts | Prophetic Message for Today

Prophetic Message when he gave it in 2001.  Here we are in 2016 and it is still a prophetic message.   

Middle – East Prophecy Update – May 15th, 2016

Very sobering.
Heartbreaking if you have loved ones not saved.
Rejoice if you know the Lord God because He told us the things which must come to pass before His return.

John Haller Prophecy Update October 11th, 2015

“2015 10 11 John Haller Prophecy Update “Canaries in the Coal Mine”

Great Deception Is Settling In

By …..
(Pastor Charles Lawson)

“Remember Your First Love, Finish Strong & Keep The Faith”

Very encouraging word from a brother in Christ.  Be encouraged.
By TruthFed.
You can go to his you tube  channel. 

“What I’ve seen today showed me God is awesome”

By Miss Linda Kirby

We cannot fathom until we see fully.  Be encouraged.  Focus on the Lord God Almighty and not the trivial things of this world.
God bless! Pray always because He truly hears each one of us.  Do good and not evil.

Go to her you tube channel and in her comments she explains more.  She was truly shaken up.  She has been touched to her core and forever changed and even more in love with the Lord than she already was.

Prepare Spiritually – something is coming

Saturate yourself in the word of God.

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
COMMENTARY
Jesus is addressing the disciples about how he must return to His Father in Heaven. His hope for them is that they have peace knowing that He is not abandoning them. Jesus was returning to the Father to allow the Holy Spirit to come upon the disciples at Pentecost. Trouble came to many of the disciples after that, and most were persecuted and killed because of their faith in Him. Like the disciples, trouble will come our way. Because Christ has overcome the world, we do not have to fear those troubles. We have an inheritance in Christ Jesus who reigns victorious forever!

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

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Love

1 John 5:3-5
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Commentary
God has desired the obedience of His people since the beginning. Instructions were given to Adam and Eve, the stone tablets were made to guide Israel in how to live and served as the foundation for the creation of “the law”. In all this, Jesus comes as the fulfillment of the law. Obedience continues to be commanded, as our direction lies through Christ alone. This is a beautiful verse that links together obedience and the victory to overcome the world through Jesus. In believing in Christ, we become obedient to God and communicate our love for Him.

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

For This Time Forth and Forever

God the help of those who seek Him.
Before going further, take out your dictionary and look up the word SEEK. Sometimes we think we know the meaning of a simple word only to find out how much deeper meaning it may truly have. Let us each really seek The Lord with all our hearts and minds and spirit.

Psalm 121

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Warning…Alert…Prepare

Are you paying attention? Are you aware of what the Lord God says in the Holy Bible?  Do you know what the Holy Bible says because YOU read it or because of maybe what you heard someone say? Or because you heard Oprah talk about ways to God or whatever your higher power might be?

Folks, not all will be saved. How do I know that?  Gods word tells me that. I am not going to tell you how to believe or what to believe but I will say this.  You better KNOW WHAT AND WHY you believe whatever it is that you do believe. As religions are working toward a conglomeration of sorts or so it appears anyway.  It is important more so today than ever to know the truth!  Do not be caught in the web of deception. It is so easy to listen to things even a pastor you trust might say and it will cause you to be deceived.  KNOW WHAT AND WHY YOU BELIEVE AND HAVE FACTS TO BACK IT UP AND DO NOT PUT YOUR TRUST IN ANY MAN.
If you don’t know then pray and ask God to reveal Himself and His word and truth to you and repent and keep seeking Him with all your heart and soul.  God bless each one of us and let us praise His name and give Him Glory in all we do!

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LUKE 21:25-38

 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple. – Luke 21:25-38 http://bit.ly/1ikExbO