Thank you Pastor JD! Dear God, please have mercy upon us.
Pray for Jerusalem
Praise the Lord God Almighty for men like this! God still uses all of us in different ways. We might be a small candle instead of a light bulb that shines a brighter light nonstop and that draws many to its brightness. Ler us not forget that the light in each one of us from a small candle to the brightest bulb is still the Holy Spirit and he shines the light on darkness in ways we don’t even realize. We can’t all be “Zev Porat”, but God is able and does use all who are willing. For me it is simply sharing these types of things, or it is simply lifting someone at work up in prayer or with a hug or simply telling them they have done a great job and thank you! Friday I did that with an email to a woman I have never met but through my job we communicate here and there. Not on a consistent basis or anything. I had asked her for information the day before and she worked quickly to get the answers. I just emailed her after and copied a few key people and told her I appreciated her going above and beyond at quickly resolving this issue. I said you might be asking “fir what, just doing my job”? I would say, you wouldn’t believe how many don’t get right in there and do as you do. You are set apart from the rest and simply wanted you to know how much I appreciate you.
(So, yes, something as simple as that gives encouragement in a dark depressing world. She sent me an email back without the other folks on it and said WOW, thank you for such a wonderful complimentary email. Such kind words and you made my day! I told her I don’t give them out unless I mean what I say. I told her I was glad it made her day and I hoped it put a smile on her face and a spring in her step!) You know in this world we often are all to easy to point out the things people do wrong and criticize people in an email with many people on it but we should take time to be a light that shines brightly on little things in daily life, and maybe let their bosses know about those things. That does brighten the days of people. So, something so small and easy can be used! I feel God uses me more to encourage and uplift people. We are all part of the body of Christ Jesus and we can’t all be the arm or a foot. The body has many parts!
What part are you?
New to prophecy or just want a quick refresher and update? This is perfect for either one!
Some may have seen this from 2015. I hadn’t and have been blessed. ..
Thank you Pastor Mac!
Thank you brother John Haller
Many of us know these verses, but it was the commentary. Actually it was the last question in the commentary that caught my attention. We must never grow so comfortable with what we think is true. We need to always keep ourselves in check. That was what this did fir me this morning. Caused me to really think about it.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet goes fine until He reaches Peter. Only after Jesus tells Peter that it was a requirement of being with Christ does he change his mind. This is a foreshadowing of what Christ was about to do on the cross, in more ways than one. Interesting that Peter initially denies Christ here, and then denies Christ again 3 times later as Jesus predicted. It is also interesting that Jesus washes Judas’ feet, knowing that he would betray Him. Consider those examples today. Are you able to receive what Jesus did for you?
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Pastor JD Farag
Pastor JD Farag
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Keep looking up!
Thank you. …
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.