Even so come…Lord Jesus come!
Ready? Ready for what? Ready to go home! I am longing for that moment!
The song is ‘People Get Ready -Jesus is coming! ‘ by Avalon
This resonated with me when I recently listened to a study on Daniel. It is funny how you can read the same thing many times and suddenly someone else is reading it or you might be again and for some reason it is as though it is the first time you heard it or you understood it a little differently. Maybe it is because God knew I needed it right now?
Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
So, after Daniel had the vision and had the interpretation given to him he was basically freaked out!
Cogitations much troubled me. – Means he thought on it and he meditated on its meaning , which in turned troubled him. I might say it also caused him some anxiety. (My words -anxiety – not the bibles.)
Countenance changed in me. – Normally we see this when you might try to act cool and like everything is all good BUT, your facial expressions say what you are really thinking and feeling. Daniel says his countenance changed IN ME. That seems to me like it is even deeper than just a change in your facial expression. This seemed to effect his whole being. Then the verse says, but I kept the matter in my heart.
I suppose that I can relate to this so much is because the last 2 to 3 years have been tough and yet amazing. Amazing to see the word of God happening in many ways right before our eyes. Yet, troubling because so many people are oblivious to any of it and even those who say they are Christians. I feel the Lord reveals things almost daily and much of it is a little sobering to say the least. I feel myself pulling away from everyone and from this wicked world. My heart feels heavy, feels sad, feels emotional. I want to yell, CAN YOU NOT SEE? ARE YOU NOT LOOKING OR WATCHING? I have done it in emotional ways and in subtle ways. Same outcome, nothing. No response. A look that says ‘get a grip’. An email from a son in the military who says ‘stop sending me emails and trying to convert me because I just delete them all’. (Those were the subtle ones and would have a news clip and simply say…we all better make sure we are right with the Lord because we never know if today is our last day or not.) Not trying to convert him, maybe WAKE HIM. I say all this to say it is really hard to just pretend I am happy that many are asleep. My family and strangers. It is heavy on your soul.
Daniel had a hard time with the information he was given such a long time ago. Now that this scripture resonated with me I no longer feel so guilty about having a heavy heart for the lost in this world. A burden for those who cannot see or hear. Doesn’t make it easier but only let’s me realize it is probably normal and ok that I am not bouncing off the walls with joy about it. I am continuing to look up as I do believe the end of the road is approaching at a high rate of speed and that is a joyous thought for our minds and hearts.
God bless you all and may the Lord God have mercy on each one of us.
Thank you Pastor JD Farag
You are an encouragement to fear not but to stand firm in faith and love and truth!
The Dittman Christmas In A Concentration Camp – Part One
Look for part 2.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
I believe this was recorded on the radio show on September 20, 2015. Pastor Jack Hibbs and Amir Tsarfati are interviewed by Jan Markell. If you haven’t followed bible prophecy then this is a great listen to wet your appetite and to begin to watch things unfold for yourself!
Thank you Pastor JD Farag
Thank you Pastor JD Farag
Let us all praise the name of Jesus Christ!
May God have mercy on us all. ..
So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Jesus’ audience is not interested in believing in Him by faith, they are interested in even more proof that He is the Messiah. Faith in Jesus is the catalyst to knowing God and being in relationship with Him. This faith has the power to create evidence for hope in the hearts of all people; yet sadly, it is often overlooked or cast aside as some childish notion. “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” (Hebrews 11:1 – NCV)
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Thank you again Pastor JD Farag,
Thank you Pastor JD Farag!