Two Responses to Favor in Judgment

17 04 2020

Yehovah love

So what have you learned so far from the pandemic? God is with us, you know. He is here, and He is speaking to us. He always speaks to each of us. You may say that He does not talk to you, but you would be wrong. God speaks, we just aren’t listening or we don’t know how. I will let you in on a little secret. You get better at listening with practice! After you have poured out all your own prayer requests, stay a little longer and listen. Learn to recognize Him. He explains a lot to us when we tune in. It really does take practice, so don’t give up. Here is some pretty clear guidance for how to respond to the judgments of God in the earth.

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 

Though the wicked is shown favor, He does not learn righteousness; he deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, and does not perceive the majesty of YEHOVAH.  Isaiah 26:9-10 NASB

Has God favored you with life and provision? Has He blessed you with more than you deserve? It is possible to see and hear God in favor and even in judgment. It is our opportunity to learn righteousness. The wicked have the opposite reaction. They hate God and get angry at Him and continue in their wicked injustice. The wicked ones don’t get it. Instead of being in awe at the majesty of Yehovah, they curse Him and suffer in their self-inflicted pain. On national TV, New York Gov. Cuomo declared that God did not save us, we ourselves did. During this coronavirus pandemic we should pray for a great awakening in America to see and hear the answers provided by our majestic and loving Heavenly Father through His Son, Jesus the Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the abundant rains in Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Vicious Violence in Vegas

3 10 2017
Moment of Silence at WH Vegas shooting

The first lady & Pres. Trump on the south lawn of the White House for the moment of silence.

What a month! Three hurricanes and now this vicious violence in Vegas. Is there anything in the Bible that speaks to all this? Yes, indeed. Take a look at this:

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:1-5,12-13

Are all people basically good? I think not. Because of the fall of Adam we are all bent toward sin. It takes the supernatural mercy, grace and forgiveness of Yehovah God to turn things around for each of us. This “turning” is called repentance. Since Jesus, the Messiah, became God’s payment for our sin, we are free to live for God. Hallelujah!

My prayer for the grieving families in Vegas is that they would look up from the darkness of despair and find the Light of the World in Jesus. He is free to all who call on His Name, and He comforts all who mourn.

Shalom, shalom.

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The God of Abundant Mercy

12 09 2017

Irma

Hurricane Irma was cut in half at landfall in what I can only call the mercy of God. Many believers prayed and He answered. Hallelujah! Praise Him. Now is the time to give thanks. Much damage was done of course with some to still be discovered, but nothing like the forecasts. The media credited the Bermuda high for steering the storm, but I credit our Heavenly Father’s mercy.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,
Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.Psalm 86:5, 15

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4

After Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago, I heard an amazing truth from a pastor friend who lived in Andrew’s path. I asked what he heard from the Lord through the storm. His answer was: “I learned that God loves His people, but He doesn’t care much about our stuff.” Pastor Ray Marco

Again we see that wonderful abundant mercy of God. We just need to praise Him and thank Him.

Shalom!

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God’s Chaos Candidate

29 10 2016

gods-chaos-candidate_finalI rarely devote my blog to encourage you to read a book, but today is important. With so much happening in our election season and the threat of world-wide chaos, you need to read a just published book by Lance Wallnau (already #19 on Amazon all books best seller list). Doreen and I have each read it this week and I urge you to read it before the election. The title is God’s Chaos Candidate.

Friday’s blockbuster (game-changer) news that the FBI is revisiting the Clinton email debacle, opens the very real possibility of a Donald J Trump presidency. Lance Wallnau’s book was written to show a different side of Trump. It also makes the case for Trump as God’s candidate. Wallnau does not predict Trump will win, but believes God raised him up for this time. He compares him not with great heroes of the faith, but rather with famous leaders not know for their faith such as the Biblical King Cyrus, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.

From the title you may think Trump is the cause of chaos, but the opposite point is made. Lance Wallnau suggest Trump is God’s answer for the coming chaos. At the least, if Trump wins, you may rest a bit easier with the softer side of Trump that is presented.

The easiest way to get it is a Kindle download, but you can also order it from Amazon and get it in two or three days. Click HERE to order it, or to read the first chapter for free.

That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; He removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors, for you have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of you and revealed to us what the king demanded.” Daniel 2:19-23 NLT

Please pray about ordering God’s Chaos Candidate today. Pray for God’s mercy for our country. And as always, pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Justice or Mercy?

16 06 2015
Pope Francis Call for Climate "Justice"

Pope Francis Call for Climate “Justice”

As I begin my last day in Sandpoint, Idaho, my meditations are on justice. Several times on this ministry trip I asked the folks a compelling question about justice. Before I get to that, let me explain why it is on my mind and my spirit.

Many of the radical Muslim organizations use “justice” in their titles, such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Their political name is: Freedom and Justice Party. Even though it was banned in 2014 it still functions as you can see from their website. They call for social justice.

Marxists also call for social justice. Liberation Theology also uses the term. The racial demagoguery rising from the Ferguson riots and other alleged “police brutality” incidents is known for demands for “justice. The perception of injustice is sown into the masses with each new event.

Even the Pope has joined the clamoring for social justice. Today it’s reported that he has come out for the global climate change movement:

POPE FRANCIS ENCYCLICAL CALLS FOR CLIMATE ‘JUSTICE,’ FORMATION OF GLOBAL POLITICAL BODY

While his ominous call for a global political body is red meat for prophecy buffs, I want to stick with my theme of justice. The Pope is calling for climate “justice”.

Why is justice such a buzz word in today’s news? It is because it is effective in stirring up people who feel they are “victims” of injustice. Yet, we are living in the most amazing era of history. The poor people in America have more of life’s creature comforts than the rich of earlier generations of world history. I am not denying suffering, but want to move the conversation to a new level. Here is the questions I have asked folks in my meetings:

Question #1 – Who wants God to give you exactly what you deserveAnyone who reads the Bible, understands this most basic truth:

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT

I ask people to raise their hands if they demand this justice for God to give them what they deserve. Nobody raises their hands when I put it that  way. Then, I ask a second question:

Question #2 – Who wants God to give you MERCY? Now we see the real choice. While the mob is fired up to demand justice, we know what we really need is God’s grace, His mercy, and His love. How ironic that Satan has managed to get people fixated on demanding justice. Thank God for sending His son, Jesus, to die in our place for our sins that we might have forgiveness and the joys of eternal life! Justice is not the Gospel message. Forgiveness, by the mercy of God, is our cry!

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 NLT

“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 NKJV

While it is certainly true that God is perfectly just, His mercy is more important to us. I don’t want what I deserve! Have mercy on us, O God.

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In Wrath, Remember Mercy

16 10 2013
Cowboy Church, Cocolalla, Idaho

Cowboy Church, Cocolalla, Idaho

About three weeks ago, I spoke on a Sunday morning at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church. At 7 am that morning the Lord changed my message from Psalm 83 to Habakkuk 3. It was mainly about verse 2 and then the end of the chapter. There was a deep stirring in my spirit, and when I delivered the word at the meeting, the Holy Spirit touched the people. It encouraged the people of God that He will be with us no matter what the future brings.

O Yehovah, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Yehovah, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2

Please click on the video to hear the song written by Brian Doerksen from this verse. (Or for those having trouble, Here is a hot link. )

Habakkuk ends with this glorious promise:

Though the fig tree may not blossom, ​​nor fruit be on the vines; ​​Though the labor of the olive may fail, ​​and the fields yield no food; ​​Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, ​​and there be no herd in the stalls— ​​Yet I will rejoice in Yehovah, ​​I will joy in the God of my salvation. Yehovah God is my strength; ​​He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. Habukkuk 3:17-19

What a wonderful covenant with the living God, no matter what comes. Thank you Jesus!

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