Pastor JD Farag
Pastor JD Farag…huge blessing in this week’s meesage!
Pastor JD Farag…
Thank you John…
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.
Special testimonials at the end!
Staying Focused on what matters…
Are you programmed?
Keep looking up!
Some may say God doesn’t or hasn’t….some say He isn’t even here and never has been. What do you say? What will you say?
On various occasions in the Old Testament, God chose to communicate audibly with individuals. God will always find a way to make contact with those who want to know him. Some of those occasions are listed here.
Adam and Eve
Confronted them about sin
Gave him instructions concerning the boat
Genesis 6:13-22; 7:1; 8:15-17
Told him to follow God’s leading and promised to bless him
Tested his obedience by commanding him to sacrifice his son
Permitted him to go to Egypt
Sent him to lead the people out of Egypt
Gave him the Ten Commandments
Moses, Aaron, Miriam
Pronounced judgment on their family conflict
Promised to be with him as he had been with Moses
Chose him to be his spokesman
1 Samuel 3:1-18
Sent him to the people with his message
Called him to be his prophet
Sent him to Israel to warn the nation of coming judgment
Let us not forget Job chapters 38, 39, 40 and 41.