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God Speaks

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?

GOD SPEAKS

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.

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God’s Message

Reference

Adam and Eve

Confronted them about sin

Genesis 3:8-13

Noah

Gave him instructions concerning the boat

Genesis 6:13-22; 7:1; 8:15-17

Abraham

Told him to follow God’s leading and promised to bless him

Genesis 12:1-9

Tested his obedience by commanding him to sacrifice his son

Genesis 22:1-14

Jacob

Permitted him to go to Egypt

Genesis 46:1-4

Moses

Sent him to lead the people out of Egypt

Exodus 3:1-10

Gave him the Ten Commandments

Exodus 19:1–20:20

Moses, Aaron, Miriam

Pronounced judgment on their family conflict

Numbers 12:1-15

Joshua

Promised to be with him as he had been with Moses

Joshua 1:1-9

Samuel

Chose him to be his spokesman

1 Samuel 3:1-18

Isaiah

Sent him to the people with his message

Isaiah 6:1-13

Jeremiah

Called him to be his prophet

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Ezekiel

Sent him to Israel to warn the nation of coming judgment

Ezekiel 2:1-8

Let us not forget Job chapters 38, 39, 40 and 41.

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Bible Prophecy Update – August 2nd, 2020

Pastor JD Farag….(If you are not ready or are tired…brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus , it is time to take tour eyes off the chaos, off the troubled world, perhaps off of your personal life and time to draw ever so nearer to the Lord God than you ever have before. That is where our Hope is!)

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We are Family

John 10:14-16 KJV

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep , and am known of mine.

[15] As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

[16] And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Dear Father in Heaven, hallowed be they name. We lift up all of the brethren to You our King. You and You alone are in control. You are our Saviour, our Creator, You are the I AM! You are the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega! Besides thee there is nothing.

Jesus, we trust You and You alone. You will watch over all of Your sheep, all of our brothers and sisters. They are scattered across the world. Keep each of us on your path, the straight and narrow path. If we begin to stray to the wide road where there are many and it only leads to the wide gate where many are deceived and think they know the way. I pray Jesus that You will do whatever it takes to bring each one of us back to the fold. We are kept safely there with You, our good shepherd.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ we ask and pray all these things! We love You for all that You have done for each one of us who believes in and on You! Praise You Jesus! Hallelujah! We give You all the praise and glory! Amen and again I say amen!

Safety Regardless of what You See

Isaiah 43:2

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.

Are You Safe?

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My Refuge and My Fortress (Psalm 91:1-2)
91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

A Look Within on 9/11

Depending on your age or if you knew someone personally that will determine your deep feelings many of us have on every anniversary of 9/11.  Today I am wondering if it, apart from being the worst thing many of us have experienced or watched in complete shock and surprise.  Was it also in many ways a blessing in disguise?  I don’t mean to offend anyone, but consider this.  That day we were clearly shown we are not safe.  Didn’t you believe you were?  For the most part?  I certainly never expected anything could happen in America like what DID occur 13 years ago today.  Our dependence must be on Christ and not ourselves or our government.

Today as I repent first on behalf of my OWN sins, and if you say you have none then think again.  There is not one of us, even if one who many have considered a great man or woman, they are still a man or a woman and do sin and maybe we don’t see it but God sees all things and knows all things.  Repent for our sins and those of our nation.  I think 1 Timothy is fitting.

1 Timothy 1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
COMMENTARY
I can’t help but to laugh a little bit as Paul refers to himself as the “chief” of sinners. (NKJV) I laugh because I think the same thing sometimes. Is it possible that Paul sinned worse than me? Is it even right to look at sin like that? Paul’s story is one of 180 degrees. He was going full force one direction and persecuting the church, Jesus Christ Himself, and there was really no stopping him. Then he encounters Jesus on the Damascus road and everything changes. Everything. From that encounter, Paul’s life changes into a testimony of God’s grace, patience, mercy, and unfailing love. Paul’s salvation testifies that there is no distance or depth that can dodge God’s sovereignty or the election of His chosen people. God hears you and knows you, and He most certainly can reach you and change everything.

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

No Turning Back

It is not up to me.
There are no words that I can say.
Nothing I can do to change a mind.
I cannot wake anyone up.
I have tried and tried and tried.
I am not claiming to know anything or everything.
I will simply say, we must pray. Yesterday I prayed with my son who was heading out for Middle East. I gave him many verses in my talk. I did not know why but they were just the verses The Lord had given me. I was good with that because I know God knows why. I ended our talk with Psalm 91 and told him this was going to be my prayer. This morning in prayer I asked The Lord to help me memorize this chapter as I pray it every day that our son is gone. After work today I was listening to someone and they said to pray and what? Yes, again Psalm 91. I am putting it below. Pray and make sure you are right with God Almighty. I cannot do it for you and you cannot do it for anyone else. May God have mercy on us all.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge—

10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Ambassador

Ambassador Stevens rings a bell with most of us.  His life ended in a way that it should not have.  He was an ambassador.  He was an ambassador for a great and powerful nation.  Right?  He had people he could count on and trust who he worked for and they would protect him.  Right?

Let’s look at the definition of an ambassador.

A diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as it’s resident representative.  Another defines it as the highest rank official sent by a government to again be their representative.

I would think they should be surrounded by security.  Definetion for that is – freedom from danger, precaution taken to make safe, freedom from risk, protection. Remember ambassador Stevens was an ambassador to what is known as the greatest nation.

2 Corinthians 5:20

We are therefore Christ‘s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.  We implore you on Christs behalf; be reconciled to God.

I began thinking about this last night and I found it interesting that we are to be ambassadors for Christ and I thought, there is no way MY God would not protect me or you. I am not saying life will be peachy for us ambassadors, but God has reasons for everything that are much deeper than we can possibly know.

The bible speaks over and over about safety and security and how he will take care and watch over us. He will not leave one of his sheep. He will never leave nor forsake us.

My question to myself and anyone who might find themselves reading this is, WHO or WHAT do you put your trust in, your faith in? Ambassador Stevens put his in a government of a great nation that says it will not leave a man behind. I am not saying he put his faith in Christ also or that he did not. Only God and he know that. If he did then he is safe and in the Fathers arms.

If you are putting your faith, if you are expecting security or safety in anyone other than our Almighty God then you need to rethink it. Jesus loves each one of us…

I love you all!