Middle – East Prophecy Update May 14, 2017 Pastor JD Farag

Warned, God is Good

There is really nothing to say.   Nothing to add.  It is perfect.   God had and still has a perfect plan.  God clearly loves His creation.  He is more than a loving parent who tries to guide their child in the way they should go, in the way that us best for them.  A way to protect them.  Just as our children decide they know best and rebel and refuse to listen,  we do the same.  When will our loving Father decide He is finished and isn’t warning us again?   When will He say, ‘now they will know, as I am finished warning and consequences have begun’.?  

I am wondering if He has just said it?  Enough.  

His love and plan and warnings are so clear in the the posted scripture. 

Turn to the Lord today, now if you haven’t already.  The door is shutting. 

I love you all.

Who is this God You Speak of?

Oh, to worship the One true God!
To honor the only One true God!
To glorify God!
He is holy!
Hear and SEE the voice of God!
His power is unmistakable!
Do you know Him?

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Psalm 29
A Psalm of David.

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty,
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters:
The God of glory thundereth:
The Lord is upon many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars;
Yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
He maketh them also to skip like a calf;
Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness;
The Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve,
And discovereth the forests:
And in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
The Lord sitteth upon the flood;
Yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.
The Lord will give strength unto his people;
The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Motives When Asking God

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When asking the Lord for confirmation of something,  many say you shouldn’t and that is like questioning Him.  We must have the correct motives.  Seeking Him with all our heart and truly wanting His wisdom and guidance.   God will gladly answer that.   We see that in the scriptures below.

Judges 6:36-38
Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised—  look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.”  And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew—a bowlful of water.

COMMENTARY
Gideon is in the middle of a “doubting Thomas” moment here with God.  This makes me think of when the Pharisees would ask Jesus for a sign, and he would refuse them because of their motives.  Gideon wants to trust God fully, and this is an exercise in trust to build Gideon’s faith in God.  Gideon’s heart was open to God, and that served him well.  The hearts of the Pharisees and Jewish leaders of Jesus’ time; their hearts were not open to God.  They sought signs that served their own selfish motives, not God’s sovereign plan of redemption.

THEN WE HAVE.. 

Judges 6:39-40
Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.”  That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.

COMMENTARY
Yesterday, we saw God graciously respond to Gideon’s request for a sign.  Today, we see Gideon ask for another sign regarding the fleece, and God AGAIN responds with affirmation that He will deliver Israel through Gideon.  This asking for a 2nd sign reveals a sense of how far God is willing to go for His children, and how willing and honest we can be with God as we walk with Him and are led by Him into the plans He has for us.  God is ever-revealing Himself to all people in so many ways.  Gideon was willing to share his need honestly, and God again extends grace and confirms the plan.

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

Created or Evolved? Which are You?

WARNING. ..WARNING. ..WARNING

Are you a proclaimed atheist?   What will you say when you stand before your Creator?   7 minutes…watch,  listen,  take a chance. Ask God the Father in Heaven to lift the veil from your eyes if He is real! 

What have you got to lose if I  am wrong? 

What will you gain if I am right?

Just as I cannot see or know your good or your bad thoughts, there is one who already knows everything about you.  More than even you know yourself.

Why does God open our eyes on one day and yet you cried out many times before and got crickets?   I asked that same question many times in my own life.  Sometimes we don’t know that answer.  I don’t fully understand it concerning my own life.   Maybe I really wasn’t ready when I cried out in need before.  Maybe for me it was more of a process of getting to the place where you know that you know that you know. Some people seem to just be changed immediately and others like me need a slower molding process.  Mold put on the fire and heat me up and mold me a little more and heat me up and mold me a little more.

I don’t have to know why because I trust the Lord God knows way more about what He is doing than I do. I clearly screw things when left to my own devices.