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Something kept me wake last night a verse in Revelation kept going through my mind…Revelation 9:15.

So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Revelation 9:15 NKJV

A third of mankind will be killed…a third!!  I saw the faces of people going through my mind…family, friends, people on the news and in magazines.  Then the question came to me…The harvest is plentiful…will you pray?

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV

I kept seeing faces and hearing will you pray until I finally fell asleep.  This morning…a third of mankind is racing through my mind.  How much is a third of mankind?  I checked the current world population and as it stands it is 7,627,255,900..yes that is 7 Billion!  So how much is a third of mankind, 2,542,418,603 (2 billion people). Two billion people killed during just one judgment…imagine how many more during the other judgments!

Does this overwhelm you…the thought of what is to come?  What a plentiful harvest that is!!  Look at the faces you pass on the street today and those you work with.  Look at the faces of people you meet in the stores, doctors offices and sporting events.  Will any of these people be those killed during the tribulation?  Will any of these people die without know Jesus as their saviour?

What can we do before this happens? How do we reach our friends, neighbors and strangers?  The harvest is plentiful…will you pray?  My answer to that question, is yes I will pray.  What will your answer be?

 

 

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I will say this again – no to an implanted microchip! I know people talk about the mark of the beast a lot and what it could be. In the King James version of the bible they talk about the mark of the beast being IN the hand or forehead…not ON. What would you say when they tell you its cutting edge technology? What do you say when they say it holds all your medical records so no need to tell the doctors about your history or your medications? What do you do when they refuse to accept money or credit cards at the stores because they have RFID scanners to pay for things? What do you say when they say do it or else? What will you do?
                                                                                                                      And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17 KJV
                                                                                                      https://www.fastcompany.com/video/the-day-i-got-microchipped/CZ2x7ukV

Today many across the country will begin fasting and praying for 21 days. My husband and I are also beginning our fast and I took some notes today on fasting…I hope they help you focus as they have helped me. If you have specific needs you would like us to pray for, please let us know. Fasting does not change God – it changes us! Zechariah 7:5, 1 Corinthians 10:7

Notes: 9 Reasons We Fast

1.) The 3 day fast – the purpose of this fast is for crisis and trouble. Esther 4:16
2.) The 21 day fast – The purpose is for understanding and clarity. To show you His vision for your life and give you focus. Daniel 10: 2-3
3.) The 1 day fast – The purpose is for self-examination and consecration. Leviticus 23:27
4.) The preparation fast – The purpose is for spiritual back up. Never enter into something new a job, a move, a new venture…anything without a season of fasting and prayer. Judges 20
5.) Fasting for others – The purpose is for humility. That those not walking with God would be protected from Gods judgement. Target someone on your fast – ask God to send you souls to pray for) 1 Kings 21:27-29
6.) The Fast that heals – The purpose of this fast is for healing. Isaiah 58, Hebrews 13, John 3:3
7.) The 40 Day Fast – The purpose is for strength and authority. Matthew 4
8.) The Fast for the right mate – The purpose is for God’s right relationships in your life Genesis 24
9.) The Fast for future generations – The purpose of this fast is for our children and our childrens, childrens. Isaiah 58:12

Seek first – Matthew 6:33
Set apart – Acts 1:3

Every assignment has a birth place – God has a purpose and a plan for your life.

Before you fast: Fasting without prayer is just a diet!

1.) What are the motives behind the fast?
2.) What are the specific needs that you are fasting for? Write them down as an individual and as a family.
3.) Are you determined to minister(Worship) the Lord during the fast?

Ending of another year…tomorrow starts a new year full of challenges and blessings. Use today to reflect on 2017 and tomorrow let the old year go and embrace what God has for you in 2018.

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters, “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 NKJV

Unfailing Love

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Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54: 10

With all I see and hear in the news lately it is nice to know that even when everything looks like it is going wrong –mountains shaken, hills removed, that God’s love for us is unfailing!! What a comforting thought that is, especially this Christmas season.

People discuss and debate about when Jesus was actually born, but regardless of the time year – one truth remains; God wrapped Jesus in human flesh, and sent Him to this earth because of HIS unfailing love for us!!!

Remember tonight as you look at your Christmas tree that the angel or star that may be on top of your tree heralded great news and led people to where Jesus was.

The lights that fill you with a warm glow represent the light of God’s love. Jesus said that He is the light, and we are to be a light to a dark world. Think about this as you watch your tree sparkle bright.

As you look at each present wrapped so pretty, remember we have all been given gifts by the Lord. Some come wrapped very nicely, some seem to come rough and ragged, but God himself wrapped each one. Don’t forget gifts are eventually meant to be unwrapped and used!!

Finally as you sit by the glow of your tree see Jesus dying on a tree for OUR sins. He hung on the cross; bore all our shame – so one day we will be able to stand before the Throne of Grace.

Christmas isn’t about gifts, carols, or even family and friends it is about so much more. It is Gods love for us taking a very real form. He was not content to give us His word – He Himself became a walking testament so we could be reconciled to Him, and eventually be led home to live in His presence for all time. Now that is truly unfailing love.

Merry Christmas!!!

I am listening to an audio christian fiction book and a character was explaining the rapture and it was an analogy I had never heard. He said think of the rapture this way when two countries go to war the first thing they do it recall their ambassadors. That is what is the rapture will be – Jesus recalling His ambassadors home. Never thought of it that way and that thought I would share.

Luke 21:29-36 NKJV

Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

I was reading in Acts 17 and vs 6 jumped off the page at me. Many had come to accept Jesus as their Messiah but those who weren’t persuaded couldn’t fashion an argument against them. They went to bring out Paul but they couldn’t find him, so they brought out those who supported him. The charge they brought against them was – ‘These who have turned the world upside down have come here too’ . This made me wonder have we turned the world upside down or have we allowed the world turn us upside down? Just something to think on.

Acts 17:5-9 NKJV

5 But the Jews who were not persuaded, becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and attacked the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. 7 Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king—Jesus.” 8 And they troubled the crowd and the rulers of the city when they heard these things. 9 So when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.