Pastor JD Farag
Pastor JD Farag…huge blessing in this week’s meesage!
Pastor JD Farag…
Thank you John…
Turn your eyes upon Jesus….
November 8th, 2020
Keep on looking…looking and watching for my blessed hope!
Not holding back this week…John Haller’s Prophecy Update.
Isaiah 54:6 KJVS
For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
Isaiah 54:7-8 KJVS
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
I understand the context is concerning Israel. I also believe that if you are a child of God’s that we can also embrace this. We will all go through good times and not so good times. The word moment is what I want to focus on here. Truth is that our lives are full of brief moments. Even months or years (sometimes just hours or days feel like too much), but regardless of the span of time you seem to be suffering, it IS but a MOMENT in all of eternity. God is with us and will always sustain you in those moments, brief or long. He is there. Lean on Him. Cry out to Him. Draw close to Him. It is ALWAYS in these moments, long or short that I grow the most. BUT I only experience the growth when I lean into my redeemer, my salvation, my ONLY hope. He always brings me through stronger and yet softer. A little more humble. He and He alone gives me peace. Remember, His peace is not the peace the world gives but it is a peace that can only come from Jesus Christ. A peace between God and man and not a peace between man and this world.
Romans 8:35-36 KJVS
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:35, 36 (Commentary from KJVS)
These words were written to a church that would soon undergo terrible persecution. In just a few years, Paul’s hypothetical situations would turn into painful realities. This passage reaffirms God’s profound love for his people. No matter what happens to us, no matter where we are, we can never be separated from his love. Suffering should not drive us away from God but help us to identify with him and allow his love to heal us.
Thank you Pastor JD Farag
Are you paying attention or are you just waiting for the super bowl?
One thing to keep in mind – the football game will be over Sunday. Keep your eyes open, watch the game but watch everything else going on.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
I believe Jesus was speaking of spiritual things. Not that if you believe and are a child of God that your life will be filled with roses and all you ever want and that you will never be hungry or that you will never have hard times of some sort. Life won’t suddenly be perfect or great! The verses below tell us that indeed we will have hard times and persecution. So what did Jesus mean when He said you would never hunger or thirst?
When we accept His gift of salvation and we submit our lives to Him and we begin to consume the Word of God (scriptures), and we seek to continue daily to know Him more and more then we are filled with His presence by the Holy Spirit. Speaking on my own experience I can say that during those times in my life when I seem to find myself too busy to make that personal time with the Lord that I end up having this hole in the pit of my stomach. I have this empty feeling. I am more anxious and find myself moving towards hopelessness. I believe this is the filling in our spirit that Jesus was speaking about. Not that we would never be hungry or thirsty as we think of food and water but that we would find comfort and that hole in our guts that otherwise is empty when we are without Jesus Christ will be filled. We will have peace and comfort knowing we are in Christ Jesus and that we have a future and a hope when we are finally transformed from this world to our eternal futures. So, He fills us now while we are still here with great peace, He fills us with His bread of life and we will never thirst for what is to come because Jesus has filled us eternally with the blessed hope of what our future holds. The forever future and not the short lived one where we currently are. The scriptures below are clear that we will continue to have suffering in this life if we choose to follow Jesus Christ. So, don’t be surprised but keep your focus on our King of Kings!
30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
God bless each of you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus! May God have mercy on us all.
Keep looking up! Praise Jesus because the victory has already been won! If we die today, we live. Are you ready?
2 Corinthians 4:7-10
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
God bless. .and may He have mercy on us all.