SHEEP IN WOLF COUNTRY

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Seeking to Listen and Understand and Obey 

Ezekiel 2:1-2
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.  And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.

Commentary 
When he was called to be a prophet, Ezekiel has a vision of the “likeness of the glory of the Lord”. This completely drains his strength and he falls facedown. Then the Lord speaks to Him this verse, and as it is being spoken, Ezekiel is provided the strength to stand and hear the word of the Lord. In Christ we are granted the Holy Spirit, and rest assured that there is real power and strength that comes with His residence within us. He is able to strengthen, to counsel, to teach and to convict us. With the Spirit of God living in us, we are able to be ambassadors for Christ, messengers of the gospel, bearers of the living water that is found only in Jesus.

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Do You Know Who You Are?

Who are you?

Where did you come from?

Who do you belong to?

Who will save you?

Who will always love you?

Who paid for all your sin?

Who paid for your sin, who paid your bill in full?

Better question than who are you is do you know Him?

When Love Was Slain

This world is not my home
Oh, this world is not my home
My home’s been made at heaven’s throne
This world is not my home
This life is not my own
Oh, this life is not my own
I am His and His alone
This life is not my own
I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
Come now and walk with me
Oh, come now and walk with me
Together we our Lord shall meet
Come now and walk with me
For I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
For I was bought when Love was slain
What high cost, to pay death’s wage
Now ransomed, I am freedom’s slave
My Jesus raised me from the grave
Soon Lord and very soon,
Oh, soon Lord and very soon,
You’ll come take me to be with You
Soon Lord, very soon

Sweet Sound 

May the sound of our praises be a sweet sweet sound in Your ear…

Psalm 63:5
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

COMMENTARY 

Lord God, we praise You! Many of us find ourselves in difficult times, whether it be financial, emotional, health, or otherwise. Lord, help us have the courage to praise You especially in these times of great need. You hear us and You know our needs perfectly! You have promised to provide for us, to not leave us alone. Help us to continually lift up our prayers to You fervently and with authentic hearts, expecting great things from You. Lord God, You are our sustenance and our portion. With You we have all we need and we give You thanks and glory forever. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Information Overload” 2-21-2016

My New Year’s Resolution (I will call it a goal.)

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Dear Heavenly Father,  I will need Your help daily as I always do.  I admit and know I can’t get past a moment in any day without You.  You are the glue that keeps me and keeps all the things in my life held together.  Even on the days it feels like it is crumbling because I know You are there.  It is not me that is crumbling but it is only the world around me. In Psalms 91:1 your word says:  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High WILL rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I praise you Lord God and I ask You to help me stay focused on You and Your goodness and that is how I  might be able to walk in Your ways and others will see Your glory in my life and around me no matter what my circumstances.  In the powerful name of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I ask and pray , AMEN. 

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
COMMENTARY
The KJV says, “but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake”. It is important that all of us as believers give God the glory as we experience His presence, power, and love in and through our lives and the lives of others. The truth is that the glory belongs given to God, because it is rightly His and it is Him orchestrating the goodness, the mercy, and who offered His unfailing love to save all those who would believe in Him. As we glory in the name of Jesus, others may come to know Him, and will praise Him!

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Middle -East Prophecy Update – September 27th, 2015

Thank you Pastor JD Farag!

Don’t give up brothers and sisters!
No matter what comes tomorrow you know Jesus Christ is coming soon!
Keep looking up and watching for the Lord!

By His Power

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Have we ever known power like this?  How awesome is He!   Who?  My King and your King that is who!  Let’s praise the name of Jesus Christ!

Job 26:12-14

By his power he stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

What Do You Believe?

All the same just different paths?
Many ways?  Well, what you believe can be the difference in life and death. 

We Believe with Lyrics by Newsboys

I Pray for Preparedness

This verse and commentary speaks volumes to true Christians.   Many of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and China and India and Asia and numerous other places around the world are already undergoing this type of persecution.  It is beginning in America.  Brothers and sisters, judgment WILL begin in the church.  Why?  It has too. I kept hearing that but yesterday during prayer time it hit me like a ton of rocks.  I will cover that in a blog later today.   We first need to know it will happen.   I pray we are each prepared to stand up and give testament for Jesus Christ regardless if our families are running the opposite direction.   WHERE WILL YOU STAND WHEN THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD?

Mark 13:9-11
You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.  And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.  Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
COMMENTARY
In a great many situations, the Holy Spirit is engaging us to “say whatever is given to us at the time”. Today my prayer for us all is that we would be receptive and able to recognize the Holy Spirit engaging us and also be obedient to His leading. Doing this may or may not cost us our lives each time; perhaps it will cost our reputation, our free time, our sense of convenience or comfort. Often, being obedient to the Holy Spirit leads us to situations where we need to depend on God more and more. That is where we live for Christ: ruthlessly depending on God for everything, every day.

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