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CAUTION! BE PREPARED FOR THE WICKEDNESS YOU WILL SEE.
BEFORE WATCHING, please read this portion of scripture. It is where the Lord God takes Ezekiel into the places where many evil things are done in secret. (It was immediately what I thought of.) God gave mercy on us and give us boldness in the days ahead!)
8 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth us not; the Lord hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
I need comfort today. I have had a sadness about myself lately. Maybe it is the world that tries to suffocate us. Maybe work is consuming us. Maybe so. When we seek comfort from God and we are desiring to draw near and we hope to find an encouraging word, just maybe we hear a word that is a gift if understood. Sometimes we need to STOP and take a look within, take an internal audit. Yes, the Lord God speaks to us in many ways. Dear Lord God, I give thanks unto You for all of the ways You choose to speak to me. Your ways are always the best.
But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
Jer 2:28 KJV
Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.
Jer 2:29 KJV
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Jer 2:30 KJV
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
Jer 2:31 KJV
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Jer 2:32 KJV
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Jer 2:33 KJV
Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.
Jer 2:34 KJV
Powerful word and a powerful song because of our powerful GOD who loves each of us! So let your testimony stand strong!
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Jeremy Camp – Same Power with lyrics
1 Samuel 10:9
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.
When the prophet Samuel anoints Saul there are many things that he prophesies should happen to Saul in a very short time. All those signs come to pass. Today however, is all about the heart. The various translations offer new depth as we consider that it was God who changed Saul’s heart. Saul does not make himself what God requires, God makes Saul what is required. Likewise, God works the change in our hearts as we cry out to Him and seek Him. We do not change our own hearts, it is God who changes hearts.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
I like to think we would each stand for the right thing, for the truth. Do you KNOW Him? If you don’t know Him intimately then ask Him right now to speak to you , to reveal Himself to you. He can and will if you are seeking Him in truth. He has to do it and nothing that anyone might say can show Jesus to you or put you in the place where you KNOW that you KNOW that you KNOW you are a child of the one true God. If you are unsure then start today and talk to Him and bathe in His word and He will open your ears and your eyes and remove the impurities from your heart. He is waiting. / If you don’t know Him in that way then ask yourself this, would you be in the crowd in yhe scripture below yelling CRUCIFY…CRUCIFY?
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.” The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
Pilate wants nothing to do with the crucifixion of Jesus, yet the Jewish leaders continue forcing his hand. Pilate is afraid, and he is beginning to believe that there might be some truth to Jesus’ claim: the Son of God, Messiah. Jesus is the King that Israel always needed, He is the King that all people need in order to be in right standing with God. He is the ONLY one qualified to be that King – forever mediating our relationship with God.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Israel’s Only Savior (Isaiah 42:43)
43 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
Yes, you can believe whatever you like in America. We have freedom of religion.
Even God gave each of us free will to choose what you want. You certainly don’t want to force someone to love you and to live with you. Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt like it was one sided? I have and can tell you it hurts. Hurts deeply. God allows us to choose. We all know in life all of our choices have some sort of consequence or a final outcome or end. Good or bad, the path we choose to take WILL end at some point. You may feel your path has been perfect and great. Happy and lots of money and great job and family. Is anything missing? I suppose some might say no, nothing missing. Some might not know until they come to the end of the path. Choose wisely. Read the word of God in the Holy Bible and pray before you choose another god. Don’t know Him? Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Seek Him with all your heart, mind and soul.
1 John 2:20-23
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Recognizing Jesus is the Son of God (the Christ, the Messiah) is everything. Each person has the freedom to believe however and whatever they want to believe about Jesus. It is clear however that what you choose to believe about Jesus Christ means life or death…in the eternal sense. I pray that as we are engaged by the Holy spirit to introduce and share the gospel message with those we know, that we would respond and obey His leading! I pray that He would go before us and ready their hearts, and lead us in how to best live for Christ to show them the way.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Have a bad day? Days? Why? If you are like me then maybe you started off great! Focused on our King and then you arrived at work. What happens? I almost daily ask myself that question. I get so frustrated with myself. Did I leave the Holy Spirit in the car? My struggle is the stress and then the complaining begins. Next…guilt, shame sorrow for the disappointment the Lord must feel. So, I repent and get back to running my race and waiting for the Messiah to return or take me home, whichever comes first.
Zephaniah 3:17 (FOCUS )
17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
I say I am not afraid because I know Him and trust Him. ..the Lord of lords and the King of Kings!
Yet I do pretty well according to human standards until I get to work and then I seem to strive and strive and try to rest in the Lord.
I try my hardest to encourage others and feel like I am barely surviving each day.
Everywhere people are dying.
I find myself crying out to the Lord, why not me instead?
I am tired.
I am alone and yet I am married and have grown children.
No one believes in my family.
Today I lost it.
Today I skipped church.
Today I yelled and complained to my husband.
Now I feel the disappointment of my Father in Heaven.
Pray for me. I think I must have dropped my shield of faith.
What a blessing this was to me.
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I am not sure how most of America feels, but I felt pretty down and sad and hopeless. Not hopeless in my life because my hope is in Jesus Christ. Hope for America. I have felt like it was a train wreck without hope of repair. Pastor Jack Hibbs in this short part 1 segment has revived my hope in this nation that the Lord God has used greatly and He has blessed us. It is not hopeless until we stop being a people who prays. Watch. We all need our spirits lifted!
“A Call To Remember – Part 1”
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
To be merciful is to be like God. Mercy is part of God’s character. Many times when we feel anger or resentment well up inside of us forgiveness and mercy rush from the Holy Spirit to go to war with our own urges of revenge. How much were you forgiven by God? Consider what it cost God to forgive you. You were purchased. In showing mercy to others we share what God has done for us in Christ; putting on display the gospel message. Forgive. Step in and intercede for someone in trouble. Believe in someone who doesn’t deserve it. He is with you.
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