Past – Let’s Think On It

Matthew 27:50-54

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

COMMENTARY

You read that right, tombs opened and people who were dead came out of their graves upon Jesus’ resurrection. Think about what that must have been like. The fabric of creation seizes as Christ releases His spirit. In this moment, you cannot deny who He is. Five things that virtually never happen, all happen in the same moment. Creation itself is crying out in response to what has taken place. At this moment, the moment where Christ says, “it is finished”, all hell breaks loose. The severe depth of this moment is lost on me. The impact though is timeless and life bringing. Death’s hold on us through sin is forever compromised, shattered by the power of what Jesus has done. Light has broken through the darkness and invites us to come.

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Ponder On The Word and Pray (Thank You Jesus)

Leviticus 20:7 KJV

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God.

Sanctify : to make (something) holy

  1. Purify
  2. Make clean
  3. Set apart. (Keep the dirty dishes apart from the clean dishes. You put your clean dishes in the cabinet. You put dirty dishes in the sink or dishwasher. They are kept apart.)

Middle-East Prophecy Update – August 13th, 2017 (Pastor JD Farag)

Can We Glorify God? If So Then How?

First we must look at a couple of things about ourselves and about this world around us.  We need to take a honest look within ourselves to see if something is there that hinders our hearts from being poured out before our Lord God in prayer.  Not JUST prayer, but fervent prayer. 

FERVENT / Fervently – to be hot, to boil, to glow; to swell with heat. FERVENCY- Heat of mind; ardor  (heat or warmth such as from the sun rays);eagerness. ..passionate. FERVENTLY -earnestly; eagerly; vehemently-  (means with great force and violence; urgently; forcibly; with great zeal)

James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Luke 12:51-53

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

​It is happening.  I MUST BEGIN TO PRAY LIKE I DID IN THE PAST.   I must pray like that for my husband,  for my sons, for my husband’s grown children, and for our 5 grandchildren.   I might not be able to do anything else for them but WHY AM I NOT FERVENTLY PRAYING FOR THEM AS I DID WHEN I HURT SO MUCH?  Has my love for the lost in my family began to grow cold?  Perhaps it has.   I have began to feel so alone in my faith that it feels like the world around me is only unbelief.  I  must begin praying in a bigger way!  I must pour out my heart before the Lord again in a way and a level that I haven’t in awhile.

Psalm 50:15 says, 

And call upon me in the day of trouble:

I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

I love this verse. Our Father desires His children to call out to Him when we are in trouble or distressed.   He desires to help His children.  He wants the best for us.  He will deliver us AND THEN. …it will GLORIFY HIM!  How awesome is that?   How often do we think about us crying out to our Father in Heaven doing anything other than helping us in our distress?  We try doing it on our own which isn’t what God tells His people.   We are also missing opportunity to glorify the Father.   We are supposed to glorify Him in all we do and yet we often miss a basic daily opportunity to do just that.

If anyone is still reading this then I pray with FERVENCY that God will bless you and keep you and one day I look forward to meeting all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!

SIDE NOTE 

How many of us in 2017 really know what the meaning of the word fervent means?  So often we think we know what something means but do we really ‘get’ the underlying truth to a word?   Look up words, even those you claim to understand. May I also suggest that you purchase an 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster.   This has been one of my best investments other than that of the King James Bible.   Any other dictionary along with new versions sometimes change the meaning of words with the times. I personally desire to know what the word originally meant.  What did it mean when it was translated into our language?  

The Mind of God (Pastor Charles Lawson)

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Global Delusion” June 25th 2017

 Middle-East Prophecy Update – June 11th, 2017

Middle-East Prophecy Update – June 4th, 2017 Pastor JD Farag 

John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Disaster Upon Disaster” June 4th, 2017

Israeli Citizens Now Back Creation Of Palestinian State Based On ’67 Borders

Is this the time?   Talk about keeping you on the edge of your seat! 

I am perplexed.  If they do this it seems crazy, they just had 50 year celebration of taking Jerusalem, of winning the 6 day war.

Maybe or maybe not but we better make sure our hearts and minds are before the Lord and don’t get caught up in the drama our news sources in America are reporting on.  All you will hear is distractions from things that might be happening under our noses.

Amazing times, scary times. Keep looking up! 

I Need You – I Cannot Trust Even in my Own Heart

Jeremiah 17:9-10
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings
Psalm 33:13-15
The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.  From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.  He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.


COMMENTARY —-Knowing our own hearts isn’t really our strong suit, though we often think that it is. In fact, there are those who take pride in the fact that they know themselves well, some even reject counsel because they conclude that others cannot possibly know them well enough to give sound advice. Apart from God, we cannot possibly know our own hearts well enough to make choices that reflect our faith. Part of the process is learning how to accept that He knows better, will always know better, and to trust Him completely. If we are willing to face that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, our challenge becomes surrender. We are met with forgiveness, and empowered by grace to see our world differently, and cast aside the idols of our heart. Life cannot be more than when Jesus, the Master, is at the helm.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.