Layers

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18

“For we walk by faith, not be sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Layers of atmosphere, spirits good & evil.  Pay attention to Him, our Father.  Agree with His Holy Spirit.  A recent meditation class wants you to empty your mind, but fill it with what?

“I know a man in Christ…caught up to the third heaven.” 2 Corinthians 12:2

“…he was caught up into Paradise…” 2 Corinthians 12:4

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“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it” Psalm 90-17

Lost and Found

“I came to save that which is lost.” JESUS in Matthew 18:11

I come to bring a division. says Jesus in Matthew 10:34-36

Who’s side are you on?

Separate the wheat from the tares. Jesus in Matt 13:25,30

“For me and my house, we will serve the LORD” Joshua 24:15

“And God both raised up the LORD and will also raise us up by His power” 2 Corinthians 6:14

close up of a wheat plant in a cropland
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Cure for Depression

“Do the next thing,” Oswald Chambers, check out March 6: https://utmost.org/taking-the-next-step/

“…And the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Jesus in Mark 4:19

“Don’t be deceived, my beloved brethren”   James 1:16

  • Phone a friend
  • Buy the BIG chocolate bar
  • Take a walk
  • Sing
  • Kick in your endorphins
  • Get unstuck: Stuck in a moment – Bono
  • Breathe
  • Buy a dog or a cat

Two friends I spoke with yesterday, were saved from ending their own lives – Praise God! One said, “who will take care of my dogs?”  The other waited and talked to their mother, then exited a toxic relationship.

Ravi Zacharias says for people with lack of hope: “be there for them & let them know how valuable they are.” John 14:19, “Because I live, you will live also.” We need faith & reason, it’s impossible to live by sure reason alone.”

Ravi also says, don’t discount the medical advice.

Eyes To See

People are hungry for God.

People are hungry for love. Are you aware of that?

Do you know that? Do you see that?

Do you have eyes to see?

Quite often we look but we don’t see.

We are all passing through this world.

We need to open our eyes and see.

Mother Teresa

quoted from The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning

“…The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints…” Eph 1:18

 

Jesus said: “I AM Doing Great Things”

vision of Jesus! Praise God. Lord Jesus, You are God forever, bless Your name O God!  Thank You for loving us, interceding for us, dying for us, and being King forever, bless You, Lord forever!

“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kings of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.” Matthew 4:23.

Revelation 3:21, “to him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Rev 5:12

 

 

 

 

You Have A Big Mouth

When the dental hygienist said this to me the other week, I’d heard it before.  She meant for a small person, I have normal size teeth and amazingly still retain all but one.

Several years ago, a friend ‘saw’ my mouth in a vision, much larger, opening and closing.  She said laughing, “you’re going to speak for the Lord.”

“For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16 (NIV).

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NKJV).

“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (KJV).

 

The Puzzle

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV).

500 Pieces may seem impossible to put together.  Your heart drops, piece by piece you connect them, all the time looking to the picture of what it’s supposed to be.

So we are to keep referring to the vision Jesus gave us, thou in the beginning it looks so far fetched, like the visions were meant for someone else. But God is always right.

Oswald Chambers speaks on visions here in July 6 My Upmost for His Highest: https://utmost.org/visions-becoming-reality/

Lord, forgive us for when we gave up, You give more than we could ever want or imagine.

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The Lord Showed Me,

…and there were two baskets of figs…

set before the temple of the Lord, after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Then the Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”

And I said, “Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad.”

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans. For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up. Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.

‘And as the bad figs which cannot be eaten, they are so bad’—surely thus says the Lord—‘so will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah, his princes, the residue of Jerusalem who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt. I will deliver them to trouble into all the kingdoms of the earth, for their harm, to be a reproach and a byword, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them. And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence among them, till they are consumed from the land that I gave to them and their fathers.’ ”

Jeremiah 24 (NKJV)