Ears to Hear

Matthew 13:1-9
The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

COMMENTARY

Matthew 13:18-23: “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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Our King!

Exodus 14:13-14

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

How awesome is our God?

My Father Is…..

John 8:42-47
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

COMMENTARY 

In verses 31-32 Jesus says, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus is addressing Jews who have believed Him, yet knowing their hearts He clarifies that they need to be set free. His audience is having a difficult time understanding why they need to be set free. Jesus responds that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. He confront them more by saying, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.” Satan is in the business of twisting truth into lies and these folks are unable to see Jesus as the truth: the only way to God the Father. Holy Spirit, protect us from being unable to hear the truth. Reveal to us any corrupt allegiance that we have to evil, and let the light of Christ illuminate our hearts.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

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Danny Castle – STRANGE END TIMES EVENTS!! JULY 2017 (no second chances when the curtain goes down)

“The improbable Victory, not by our strength…Run to JESUS! HE is the Finish Line!” 

Help Us God!  Hear the Cries of Those Yearning for You, Our King and Deliverer!

Jeremiah 10:23-24
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself:

It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

O Lord, correct me, but with judgment;

Not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Making Connections III: Ties to Lucifer (Pastor Charles Lawson)

Middle – East Prophecy Update – July 9th, 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?  

TESTIFY! 

Does anyone ever have this battle going on within yourself?  You know, bad days at work, frustration.  Toss in a sprinkle of hot sauce and a whole bagful of the insanity we keep watching daily and I begin to get a little distraught.  I begin to feel great saddness.  Not over leaving this mess of a place but for all those who are so lost and clueless.  Then I get frustrated and mad and have a pity party.  I have thoughts in my head like ‘what kind of Christian are you?  Christians should be happy and joyous!  Maybe you aren’t.’  I ran across these verses and realized that we do get down.   1St Peter 1:2-7 My focusbis on 6 and 7 here.

6..We greatly rejoice  (about verse 5), though now for a SEASON,  IF NEED BE, ye are in HEAVINESS through manifold temptations:  

Of course then it goes on to say that the trial of our faith is…..
Trials are hard, tests are hard.  They are normally stressful and often an internal struggle.   Thank God for the hope that we have in Christ Jesus! Repent for my lousy attitude and pick myself up and get back in the race!  After all, we  are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses , let us lay aside every weight , and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and run the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2-2…
Hallelujah and praise the Lord God and Amen!  

Someone feel like they want to TESTIFY?   

Scripture and Climate Change

I find it rather frightening that the amount of people falling for this climate change is so large. People are very deceived.  God tells us in Hosea ….

First scriptures are concerning those who want to argue climate change is killing the animals and the fish in the sea.  The second group is for those talking about the heat.

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:1 KJV

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:2 KJV

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Hos 4:3 KJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Hos 4:6 KJV

(the below are about the heat)

Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?

Deu 29:24 KJV

They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

Deu 32:24 KJV

The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

Deu 32:25 KJV

And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Rev 16:9 KJV

 

Always 

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,

And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,

Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.