I would like to begin by extending condolences to all those effected by the tornadoes in Missouri and Kansas over the weekend. I pray the Lord’s mercy, protection, supernatural provision in this your time of trial and tribulation.
Having said that I know those who read my blog will join me in praying for your support. This morning I checked the news as is my custom daily. This time though I kept saying Lord how do I encourage your people today? In the asking I felt so overwhelmed with all of the things I could address:
1. The Arabs trying to overthrow Israel.
2. The weather so out of control it appears to be unnatural.
3. The wars and American involvement throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
4. The continued slaughter of the innocent unborn in America.
5. Illegal immigrants.
6. Muslim Arab working endlessly to overthrow America as well as Israel!
7. Unemployment and lack of jobs.
Without thinking or looking at the headlines I have listed seven serious news topics that affect us today. I only happen to list the Arabs trying to overthrow Israel first because I happen to have had a very enlightening conversation with a well educated Israeli woman yesterday which reminded me how important the admonishment of King David is in Psalm 122:6-9 (KJV):
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee.
9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
The main reason America has prospered has been because historically we have worshipped our Heavenly Father God by putting His Son and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the throne of the heart of our nation! It is that simple. We have been a nation of people who have said we will do right things and live righteously as a nation to the best of our ability. I am simplifying this issue because I am a simple woman with years of experience as I have chronicled in my book A Way In The Wilderness And Streams In The Desert.
I have walked through life and found my Way In The Wilderness to my Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior and His precious blood sacrifice. I started out like any other American girl seeking her way. I made many mistakes a long my path. The one thing I believe is true is those who “truly” want “the truth” and who truly seek the truth find it in Jesus Christ. The key here is seeking truth as well as wanting truth.
Over the weekend thousands sat waiting for 6 PM on May 21st because they were told by a man, Harold Camping, that “the rapture” of the church would take place at that precise moment and Christians throughout the world would be “taken up” to be with the Lord. Then in five months in October 2011 the world would end.
I am sure many of those who believed Harold Camping thought they were sincerely seeking truth. Unfortunately, they did not know the Bible well enough to discern when the deceiver was trying to seduce them. It is so important for us all to pray that we have the gift of discernment from the Lord. Had they been reading the Bible they would have seen in the Book of Revelation they would have seen the Scripture that say there will be a great falling away from the Lord in the end time they also would have read in the Book of Matthew where Jesus Himself said:
Matthew 24:24-47 (KJV)
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and
wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he
is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon
shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the
heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of
the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together
his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth
leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would
come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household,
to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
My point in all of this is to say if we are to survive as a free nation it is imperative we seek the Lord our God through the blood of His precious Son Jesus Christ. We must know the truth in righteousness that is in right behavior, in order to defeat the lies, in order to defeat our enemies which are lurking not only at our gates but within our own gates also.
America we need to turn from our wicked ways and change the way we live. We need to repent we need to turn from our wicked ways and live obediently to our Lord in order to regain His blessings on our nation.
Just a thought to consider… God bless you all as you go on your way today – Judith
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