Beautiful In His Time

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I hope you will go back and read Ecclesiastes 3, and then reread this post. There are so many things it is time for mentioned there. Out timing is not always His, we are capable of making bad choices, He isn’t.

People can choose the wrong person to marry when He would send the right one, maybe you made a bad career choice, when He had the perfect opportunity. Did you dance when your should have refrained from, rend instead of sew?

We have no say over when we are born, and people think you don’t have anything to say over dying, but there is prayer and healing. Jesus defeated death. I know I am here by His grace, having had a close call, and probably more than I know. He protects us from so much. Why?

He knows how to make it beautiful in His time. I do believe in heaven on earth, that people walking by faith, especially loving couples, even families can have heaven on earth. I believe He can make it so, by faith, hope in Him and the greatest of these, love. But not all people are of the same mind, have the same desires. Not everyone wants a peaceful, tranquil existence, so they just exist.

In my life, I have seen very beautiful things, but not nearly enough to suit me. I have seen far too much pain and suffering, dissention. I want the beautiful time. I don’t mind praying for people, but wouldn’t it be nice not have to. The verse about learning and not having to be taught again applies. Hebrews 5:12, What if believers all walked in what they were supposed to know and did not need t be prayed for? That would be beautiful!

It would be beautiful to not be weighed down with the cares of the world, the worries and fears, the things we all resist everyday in order to walk by faith. We should never waste His good gifts but walk in them, prophesy, follow after love, His name is Jesus.

He has just the right time, and that time could be very well now, before His return. He had spiritual gifts for you to open, He has a miracle with your name on it. He bequeathed us His peace. Yes, He left in in His will. Did you or do you receive it? He was punished for it, beaten and scourged for healing.

Jesus is love, altogether lovely, He had to come at a certain time and He will again. God ordains time, appoints time, and he can redeem it, He wastes nothing. God lives in eternity, can make the sun stand still, turn back time.

The clock is ticking on His return, are you ready or do you need to be taught again? If you don’t know Jesus, He has time for you. A God who can number the stars and name them, can measure the grains of sand, tell you the number of hairs on your head, can make time for you to know His love and receive Him as Lord. He really does love you, no one else could have made that sacrifice on a cross for you.

So follow love, His name is Jesus and He makes it beautiful in His time, because we don’t always give Him ours.

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Lukas Blazek
We learned about appointed times in another post but to
recap, God set aside certain times for feasts, there are seven
major ones, but only three where Jews were commanded to
attend. He does certain things at certain times. He can open or
close the windows of heaven, doors and opportunities. He is
said to decide about people during Teshuvah, which is usually
in August. it is a time of repentance and reflection before the
New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Are you righteous or unrighteous?
Though Jesus imputes righteousness to us as believers, our
lives may not always look to holy to some, and holier than thou,
isn’t good either. We need grace and peace. We have an
advocate and He is our once and for all atonement but that
does not mean we are free to sin but free from it.
So what about anointed times? We have all seen revivals.
Some that last weeks or months and others years. There has
been a great outpouring of His Spirit in the last century, and I
know He is moving still into the hearts of believers. I encourage
you to seek and speak His peace over your lives and families
and others you encounter or pray for. We all need that before
His return and I know how important it is to rest in His love.
Anoint means rub on, pour on or smear or be lavished with oil.
It ran down Aaron’s beard. I have seen ministers do that to
people,to one young man’s hands. I have had dreams where I
was praying for someone and oil was coming from my hand, as
the man fell to his knees, I put it on his head. Many people are
anointed at certain times. Jesus was anointed all the time and
all powerful. But even He had to rest and to refresh, He poured
out so much. He is not tired in heaven, He never runs low on
His anointing. I pray we are in anointed end times, let His love
flow.

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Jonathan Borba
I love the by gone times. I read and write about them all the
time. I do like that more people appeared to have morals back
when but it may be that we just didn’t hear about all the bad as
much as we do now. I have been writing WWII mysteries, people did not want to believe the atrocities that occured but they happened, even
though people will still deny them. People who don’t get along
will even band together against and enemy, for a while. The
Bible is full of war stories. I suppose it why I long for the Prince
of Peace. What do you like about the olden days. Sitting by a
radio. a fireplace. Can you remember your first television set?
Stereo?
Everyone is glued to cell phones now and they wait for for
very little. I used to wait for my favorite shows and looked
forward to them, now it is on demand. I like records, photograph
albums, and books, real books that have a smell and worn look.
Not a Kindle or IPad, I probably haven’t caught up with
technology in many ways. I can take or leave a lot of it. I am
thankful for stoves, washers and dryers, indoor plumbing
though mine had given me fits at times.
I don’t mind washing a few dishes but I have a dishwasher. I
am glad I don’t have to take a stagecoach. A train might be fun,
I have seen some of those vacations. I would like if the
icemaker worked all the time, but I can picture children chasing
an ice wagon on a summer day, gathering chips. An old ice box
would have been a sight. We used to have a pie safe, it was a
safe place to store pies after baking for them to cool. I’m sure
we kept canned goods or something in it. I love so much of the
rich history, the comradery, the simplicity of certain years. I am
the odd one in the family, I loved to write.
I see things through many eyes, and through God’s. What a
beautiful world he created and so much to do and see, the
talent and intelligence He affords us and the many gifts.
I love the days gone by, but I am not to long for them
Ecclesiastes says so. I think we should remember and enjoy the
things from days gone by, by gone times, yet live ot make today
the best day of our life, after all, ” This is the day that the Lord
has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. ” Psalm 118:124
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Andrik Langfield

Esther had become Queen in Persia, Haman was about to
exterminate the Jews, she had a fast for three days. I don’t
know if you have ever tried that but it is not easy. It leaves you
weak, it is my personal opinion a handmaid had to help her
dress and get ready to venture in to ask the king to the
banquet. Hadassah had had year of bathing and luxury, and
probably wanted to go home more than anything, but God had
a plan, Mordecai told her in Esther 4:4, it was for such a time as
this.
Of course, Esther had heard about Vashti being banished.
And she was not supposed to visit the king without being
summoned but she was facing death as a Jewess anyway, she
had fasted and prayed, and now she was taking her life in her
hands, but God delivered her. The king extended the royal
scepter and she was able to deliver the invitation. Jesus is not
a drunken king who has and new queen, He is King over all
kings, and He is coming for a pure and spotless bride, why I
asked the question, are we ready?
I may be ready on the outside or even the inside but am I
really? I awaiting His glorious appearance. He is extending the
most royal of all scepters, we, as believers are able to find favor
with the King. It is His grace. We have been spared from death
with eternal life. The stories are similar and very different.
Esther interceded for her people, I know people are praying
now, but even more so, I believe the Spirit is praying for us.
God knows hearts, and too many have been trouble too long,
and Jesus never intended that, why we must find His rest, and
remain in His love. For such a time as this, surely He is coming
soon, are you ready?
I pray so, but there is still time to believe for now, I pray we
come to know His perfect love and His perfect peace and I
speak that to the body of Christ. We have His peace as
believers, even when it looks the worst, He is greater. And He
wants us to walk the aisle of eternity in a spotless white gown,
washed in the precious blood of the Lamb, He was our
sacrifice, and our once and for all atonement, for all who would
believe and receive Him as Lord.
Even the most beautiful wedding will not compare to this,
perhaps, we have fasted and prayed, we want deliverance from
the evil that has beset us. We can come boldly to the throne of
Christ without fear, because He gave His life. Artaxerxes didn’t
do that, but he spared the Jews, and it was Haman who was
hung instead. Jesus will save us and the enemy of our souls
defeated forever as we enter the throne room as believers. He is
our beloved bridegroom and the church a figurative bride. His
love is worthy, it is where I want to be eternally, with the Lord. It is ever closer, I’m still doing my best to be ready for
such a time as this.

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Ricky Kharawala

I don’t like to be late. I don’t to be early, either. I like being on
time, you can even make an entrance, a couple of minutes
late, but you won’t have to wait a long time. Have you ever
been to a hospital emergency room, if it is not life threatening,
they make you wait. I once had to wait with a broken ankle, I
was trying to be nice, lying on my belly, with my foot up in the
air. ” Miss Jones, the medical students are here do you mind if
they observe? ” I was younger, but getting old doesn’t make
you mean. Yet, there are some mean old people.
Now, I would have said, ” Please fix me up, I want to go
home, I have been here hours already. ” I was cranky and
hungry but I was nice. God healed that broken ankle in two
weeks.Though I think He would have had I not been quite so
obliging. I can say I have needed things and had Him send the
right person at the right time. I have also been on the other side
of that under attack and in spiritual warfare. I still think that
even in the unseen realm, He was there and on time.
Or I would not be here. You know, it is like Moses, he didn’t
see God but he saw where He had been. No one could stand to
look at His glory, at least not then, He sent Jesus in full power
and glory and He will come again soon, so we will see Him in
His glory. It will as it was in Eden, we will walk with Him in the
cool of the day. But I think we will have pretty white clothes, and
colors and whatever we like to wear. I got shoes, all God’s
children got shoes. It’s an old song. We may not know the day
or hour but we should live expecting Him, I have to admit I have
always expected Him, but I know about prophecy that I did as
girl. It is closer. Closer that we think.

He will come when we least expect Him and in a hour we are thinking He will. He will come as a thief in the night, whisk us away like the Jewish bridegroom. I’m ready and I hope you are.
Don’t wait until it is too late. You could miss Him if His Spirit is
not in your heart and He is our Lord, and even believers may
not realize the times. It is important to keep watching. I
remember a day in 2012 when I was prayed for, perhaps, I had
let something go too long and more likely it was a personal
attack of the enemy on my life. Prayer intervened where most
people would have called an ambulance, I called on the Lord
and had a loving intercessor.
Later, He told me about my close call. If you need an
ambulance that’s fine but keep your faith. I have always praised
Him that He was right on time that day! And He always is,
whether we recognize it or not. God may be kind of last minute
but He is always on time, I’m looking forward to His entrance, I
hope you are, just believe how much He loves you.
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Ronit Shaked

Most people don’t even understand how God keeps time. His
appointed times are called moedim. There were certain feasts
the Jews had to keep. They were mandatory. God gave specific
dates. I have always thought He followed His original calendar,
before Nimrod corrupted the Zodiac and turned it into astrology.
The trouble is as smart as we are or think we are as human
beings, we don’t know the five days off of every year. They
were not all 365, the leap years. He made the sun stand still a
day for Joshua. See what I mean and I am terrible at math.
But I don’t think even the greatest scientists or
mathematicians could tell you exactly or pinpoint the exact
days of certain events, though we have clues.

If a thousand years is like a day with Him, what is an hour? A minute? This comes into end time theology. But whatever and whenever the
appointed time is, I won’t miss it. Will you? We just have to be
ready anytime He comes for us. Or has a plan or vision for us.
Though the verse in Habakkuk about the vision being for an
appointed time may have been for a specific event and it did
not tarry but it came quickly and did happen or whether it is
prophetic and still on His calendar, it will come at the right time
and it will be quick. Many people write their vision, the plan or
dream for their life. I did but mine didn’t come as quickly as I
hoped but perhaps it is on the horizon. His timing is perfect.
People do perish without a vision or dream to hold on to. And
still this can mean literal visions. God holds eternity in His hand,
He controls time, and redeems it. People who operate in
spiritual gifts may have literal visions. Do you remember the
story of God calling Samuel. There were no open visions in that
day.
There is now, the Holy Spirit will have to give you wisdom and
discernment, teach you to try spirits. There are deceptive
practices and wicked devices in abundance but believer should
not that prevent them from God’s best for them, fear is the
enemy, not caution, wisdom, terror. The Holy Spirit protects you
and will not lie. You have to rely on His Word and that He will let the Spirit teach you. He can show you things to come and how to avoid
other things. Never rely solely on dreams and ask the Holy Spirit
to help you interpret them or any vision. He loves you and has a
perfect will for your life. The Holy Spirit will help you pray
perfect prayers in tongues but I believe His love is even greater
than the gifts of the Spirit and you can operate in the spirit of
wisdom and love. He has not given us a spirit of fear, our own
in Him. But the Holy Spirit is the power, love and the sound
mind, we need but don’t always have, why we have to renew
our minds and thoughts.
And whatever the vision is, whether a dream placed in your
heart by God or a literal dream, or if it is how you envision your
life, or a real vision that God birthed in you. Wait for it, it will
surely come and it won’t tarry. What God promises, He will do
and He has an appointed time. And I think even if you missed
it, or it was stolen through your lack of knowledge or no fault of
your own, but spiritual warfare, he even has that covered as the
redeemer of time, He will not waste anything and we don’t want
to either. Jesus pretty much told us it was a waste to worry,
didn’t He? He has a restoration in mind for the body of Christ.
And the vision, for an appointed time, it’s coming and it is near.
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Did you ever see a time capsule opened. I’m not sure I ever
have. Perhaps in a movie or television show. Wouldn’t it be nice
though to unearth some long ago treasures left by a pioneer? I
suppose it would have a map of their town, a photograph or
two, some personal items, a letter for us, maybe, a gold nugget
or two.
Where I live you might dig us some Confederate gold or
paper money, that is worthless, Perhaps, some family recipes
or a map of an old plantation. People often find coins or musket
balls. What do think you would find where you live? I have seen
people looking for all kinds of treasure, but the best and safest,
most secure kind is what is in you heart in Jesus. He left us a
sort of time capsule, in a way in the pages of the Bible, there is
history, romance, war and betrayal. Most every story you have
seen has already happened to someone, somewhere at some
time before.
People put in little mementoes, perhaps, even a biography or
their lives. Jesus has that in there too. His life is depicted from
being at Creation, making man in our image to being the Angel
of the Lord making appearance in the Old Testament, to His
birth, crucifixion and resurrection and ascension into heaven. It
is even revealed that He is coming again.
He left us an inheritance also as believers, sons and
daughters of God, true believers, not just the people who think
they know and really don’t, He really recorded and left us His
will. And people worry about knowing what it is. It is what He
died to give us, salvation, healing, deliverance, peace, life more
abundantly, eternal life an love. The enemy of our souls has
had his nose in our business, he is about to be encapsulated in
the lake of fire.
I challenge you to think about that today. Are you struggling?
I have been, we need to come to Him and rest, not keep
wandering in the wilderness, I think He is ready to open a time
capsule, and the Lamb’s book of life. Please make sure you are
ready. We’re not even supposed to be happy that the devil
leaves as we use His name, but that our names are written
there. I can hardly wait to see all the treasure I have really
stored in heaven, a lot of people may have read and benefited
from my blog. If your name is there because a word He gave
me I praise Him for it.

I am resting and remaining and letting Him keep track of my
time, my tears in His bottle and I know my name is written
there.
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I have seen old newsreels about the march of time. It is fun
to look at what people were thinking about in the 1930’s, 40′
50’s and more. Some of them show the schools and towns and
other current or world events. I like to see the clothes, the
history, what it was like when my parents were young. But time
is marching on and toward the end of the age Jesus talked
about, I was writing about time all March 2020, before I got a
little sidelined. 2020?
If you had asked me as a girl, I would would have thought we
would be in heaven years by know. The Late Great Planet
Earth was something I heard a lot about, but I had to learn the
Bible and prophecy for myself and I know more now, and still
Iam amazed at the grace poured out on us. He has given
everyone every chance to believe. And 2020 is a long way from
the 80’s, but closer than you imagine, the blink of an eye, a
heartbeat from heaven, the last trumpet.
I pray for people everywhere to know that love, if I can’t tell
you in person, the Holy Spirit will. The time of the AntiChrist will
be horrendous so please don’t wait to ask His forgiveness, Jesus
can only wait for so long. The Father will tell Him when it is time
and the Spirit and angels will gather the saints, separate wheat
from tares. I want to be forever with the Lord, I hope you do too.
Time is ticking, we don’t know when but it can be when you are
not expecting it. I don’t want to be angry or in and argument or
not paying attention to Him. All He wants is our love, He
out loves us anyway. Time is marching on.
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Kajetan Sumila

The Bible says that God is a very present help in time of
trouble. Well, the world is in trouble. It is in trouble alright but
not as much as during the Great Tribulation, that is preceded by
the catching away of the church known as the Rapture. After
that there is a thousand year reign. But there are two judgements, the
bema for believers, and the Great White Throne, where
unbelievers will be sent to hell. The world is in trouble.
There are fears of not enough already with quarantines and
pandemic worries, unlike others, I do not see this as us going
through the Tribulation, the tribulation Jesus spoke of is day to
day cares and sometimes something happen that is
unforeseen.
Jesus also spoke of the end times, and there is much
speculation but He could come anytime. I know He has been
with me in more trouble that I care to admit. I did not see a lot of
the spiritual warfare. Still, He is right there, a very present help,
meaning just that, the He is there. He is very present, He was
very past and He is very future. In a time of trouble. So, if you
are in trouble today. He is right there. Jeremiah 33:3 says to
call to Him and He will show you things you didn’t know.
John 15 is about the Holy Spirit, it says a lot of the same. The
Holy Spirit is there to help us pray when we don’t know what to
pray for. Romans 8:36 So whenever there is trouble we need to
rely on God. Jesus and The Spirit to be there and deliver us
from all our fears, our troubles, and from evil. Trouble is present
but so is the greater one and His love.
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Matt Antonioli

What is time to spare time, exactly? Well, what do we do in
our spare time? I know I was always so busy and so busy
caring for others that I hardly had any. I was always studying
the Bible too. Though I loved old movies, I wasn’t always
watching them on my own, a student of cinema, that I am in my
spare time. And I am picky, I don’t like everything.
Recently, I have been going back and watching old television
shows, family and some adventure. I have been writing
mysteries. And I have been resting. I still get things done. I
have been cleaning and putting away groceries, in my spare
time, yes, I sort have turned that around a little. I just had too, I
was letting the enemy of my soul run me ragged. And people.
There are still people who think I don’t actually work. I suppose
they have never been as much as a caregiver, know little of
intercessory prayer, and must not take faith as seriously, I don’t
know. But I didn’t have time to spare, I was spent.
Don’t give Jesus your spare time. He demands your full
attention, He should be involved everything you do. He is a part
of your family. Don’t make time for Him, He is time, eternity, the
Father put everything in His hands, and He holds eternity in
His. Don’t think you will make it to heaven with time to spare,
you might get in by the skin of your teeth, to borrow a phrase
from Job. Jesus is the Aleph and Bet in Hebrew, the Alpha and
Omega, in Greek, He is the beginning and the end. And the
children’s song uses that line says best of all He’s my best
friend.
And He is! And He is the same, yesterday, today and
forever. He saved then and now, forgave then and now and
even healed then and now, so how much time do you have
spare? To spare for Jesus?
The more I spend with Him, the more I accomplish. I hope
you get to heaven half an hour before the devil knows your are
there like the Irish Proverb says, but you can’t count on just an
old saying. You can count on Jesus. He did not spare His life
for us. We must not cling to ours so that we have no time to
spare for Him, and sometimes even anyone else. Does work
consume you? You need a break, make some spare time and
spend it as quality with Jesus or you may not be ready for His
coming, you may not have time to spare.
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Besides being a Cher song, people are always looking to turn
back time, to take the hands of the clock and rewind the years
like you would a videocassette in the old days, that weren’t that
long ago, I still have some technical stuff to learn. Most women
would love a fountain of youth, I have tried to tell them it is in
the Lord, He is the one who renews youth. There is no fountain
or youth, but for His living water, no miracle cream unless it is
the balm of the Holy Spirit, that can be applied inside and out.
You know a lot of them say not to get it in your eyes or mouth or
to ingest it, the Holy Spirit can be enjoyed in megadoses.
We talked before about Joshua’s prayer and the sun
standing still a day as he won a battle.

God had already assured him and told him not to be afraid. I hope that is the way He is turning back time for us, the Son is not standing still
though, we are to be still and know Him. To know God. Psalm
46:10 and Exodus 14:14. We have to step back, even in our
protective armor of the Spirit, to sort of bow out and let Him
take the lead. I believe that is the only way our tide of battle will
turn or time be turned back. Surely, He is the restorer, Joel
2:25. We have heaven to look forward to and we should be
enjoying His salvation, that is ours as a believer. I used to read
the Psalm wrong, David wasn’t asking for the joy of his
salvation to be restored but the joy of the Lord’s salvation, he
needed a renewed spirit. So do we.
If anyone was familiar with war He was. Most believers, may
not even be aware of the spiritual battles around them,
perhaps, or they just accept them, but His angels are being
commanded and I believe He can turn back time.
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God never wastes time. He holds it in His hand, he redeems
it , He gives beauty for ashes and joy for mourning. I think He is
about to do that in a big ways as His return approaches. I have
seen too many people suffering with too many problems, I know
they are believers and pray. it’s not just one or two things but
four or five or more. That is why I wrote so much about rest and
I wanted to to rest myself in His promises. I desperately need
joy back and healing to totally manifest in me. Trial after trial
just brought more wasted time, it appeared but I could not every
carry what He did for me, so why was I trying, I had to cast my
cares on Him because He cared for me.
It was like the more I learned the more darts and worse from
the enemy, but I give the Lord the praise as I overcome. I
needed Him to be God, and me I needed His rest, the down
time, alone time, that brought me into His peace and gave me a
chance to let HIm make it all beautiful in His time, and He will.
And what He does for me He will for you. Personally, I hate
waste. Don’t take it if your not going to eat it. I know children
sometimes was crust and may not clean a plate. But leaving
whole slices of pizza or the extra hot dog doesn’t cut it. Don’t
sell things you don’t need if you really don’t need the money.
Give it away, donate it.
Don’t waste your time worrying and don’t be afraid. God’s got
it. And He’s got it in His hand if we can believe that, nothing
slips from that hand and nothing is wasted. So many people do
waste their lives, don’t be one of them. I’m not going to be.
Time with God is not wasted time.

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Paige Muller
I have spent a lifetime trying to figure people out, what
makes them tick? Some are like time bombs aren’t they? I don’t
think anyone just gets up one day and decides to go a
rampage. It takes a long time for hate to build. We aren’t born
to hate. I know there may be exceptions and just that one thing
sends you over the brink, but look how many of us survive in
the world without being homicidal, suicidal or maniacal. Even
diabolical, that comes from the Spanish word, diablo. And he is
real, but guess what? As a Christian, GREATER IS HE WHO IS
IN US THAN he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 So much
greater! He makes me tick.
That’s right. Jesus makes me tick, we hit it off, are the best of
friends. He is closer than a brother. He is my kinsman
redeemer, my Alpha and Omega, my beloved Prince of Peace.
It is a good thing I have eternity to brag on Him and all He has
done for me. Nothing can, has or will separate me from His
love. Recently there was a major attempt to stop this blog, it
was only temporary, and I am grateful to be back and better
than ever. So what makes you tick? I can tell you writing has
been a lifesaver for me. I love pictures and flowers and the
beach. I like to make muffins and see my dog try talk to me. I
love birds and butterflies.
So much of life has become connected to the Holy Spiirt who
opens my eyes daily to Jesus in the world all around me, His
beauty and grace. He was there at creation and God put it all
into the Son’s hands. One day, when it tis ime, He will return us
to the Father, until then though, it is time to think what makes
you tick.
I hope your are not about to burst with anything but the joy of
the Lord. But if you are there is hope, let Him put out the old
flames, the ashes that have exploded into life through fear and
worry and anything else that has troubled you. He will give you
beauty for the ashes and start a fire in you, one that is kindled
by the Spirit. It is a spark and flame that will never die. Did I tell
you His our resurrection and life, our abundant life? If you don’t
know Him, hurry up and decide. His love and peace will soon
explode into eternity and I want you to be ready. What makes
you tick? Jesus does and His timing is perfect.
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What time is it? Almost 8 p.m. as I write this. I had a nap
today. I was awake at different hours last night. I know it is
Thursday, and we are heading into spring, but what time is it
really? Where are we in God’s timing? Eternity is a long time
and I am glad I know where my eternity lies. I can hardly
imagine seeing Jesus face to face everyday. There are lots of
times and seasons, we talked about that before from
Ecclesiastes. People talk about me time, quiet time and quality
time. A lot of people look forward to their children growing up
and being empty nesters or just retirement and travel or even
lazy days on the lawn chairs. I was talking about heaven the
other day. I think it has to be what you love and the people you
love. I said it was segregated and I explained that, I didn’t
mean race not, but that some people will have mansions and
some cabins or country homes. What I meant was if the country
people wouldn’t be happy in the city it wouldn’t be heaven to
them right?
And some people would not want a lake or stream, a cabin in
the woods. Some people may not want to read or listen to
music, though I believe everyone will have to learn about Jesus
and some things they may have failed to learn on earth. Not
everyone may be a scholar, but some of us will enjoy meeting
the great authors, poets and musicians. And there will definitely
be Bible men and women we would want to visit. Are we close
to heaven? What time is it really?
And I could be wrong about it, that people with perfectly
changed hearts may want to know more, ballerinas be friends
with bag ladies, artists with rocket scientists, and with a new
heaven and earth. People will have the opportunity to travel in peace or perhaps live anywhere. Still, I don’t think I would ever want to live in the jungle or swim with sharks.
I can imagine a peaceful, restful paradise, where I can read
and write, and enjoy family time that I believe was overlooked in
life. I want a rose garden and butterflies, birds, my poodles and
Yorkie, and all that I missed or lost. I want music and laughter
and His joy. I hope there are still holidays and even if there is
no night, I know there is rest and if we want to sleep we could. I
want to meet angels. Sing with them. I want to see the
throne room, maybe even dance there like a ballroom. perhaps,
with Jesus. He has always quieted me with His love and
rejoiced over me with singing, Zephaniah 3:17, something I
wished I had known at an even younger age.
Of course, maybe, I always have. I have lived my life with my
head in the clouds, my heart in the stars and in my imagination
my mother said, but it is a holy one. Don’t be offended if you are
someone who wants to be on safari or have a different home in
heaven. Walk by my garden and said hello. The main thing is
that we are keeping faith and wind up there. We will likely meet
each other sometime, no matter where we may live, as long as
we know Jesus, we will have the desires of our heart.
I heard a minister say her grandson wanted an amusement
park in his backyard, she said he would probably have one. I
never liked rollercoasters myself, though I know I will have no
fear of heights. So go ahead and rock climb or bungee jump,
canoe. Whatever makes your heart happy, that is heaven. Jesus is
our heaven. And no tears or disease, or death. That alone
would be enough. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for us
how about you. Even with my imagination, it is better.
It’s about 8:30, but really, what time is it? It is closer to
eternity than you think. Forget the so called doomsday clock
and think about Jesus coming for His church. We should be
thinking about time but not worrying or being fearful. We should
be making the most of it.
And redeeming it and really letting Him redeem it for us.
Believers in Christ don’t have to worry about a doomsday clock.
But many still need to accept Him as Lord, and my prayers are
for them to know His love, don’t reject such a great sacrifice, or
the clock would be a doomsday one when judgement come,
that is a frightening thought, But we do not heave to fear when
when have the one with most powerful love. He will come when
the Father says it is time, but for now, ” What time is it? ”

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Every wonder about when it is the right time. I have and
sometimes it is too easy to look back. It is never a good idea to
rehash old problems and wonder if you did something at the
right time. It is never a good idea to fall into that trap, should I
have gone to college, married a different person, waited to have
children, chosen another career. The truth is God is still God
over it all and He knows all about us, right? Tears in a bottle,
hair on your head, the number of stars, some of them must
have been in my eyes. I amaze myself that I can get into those
those patterns after so many years of faith. Was that the right
decision? Why didn’t what I wrote sell, it was good. These are
thing we all go through and we have to stop. Why do we
constantly beat ourselves up with a cross of shame that Jesus
already carried. I love the old rugged cross. But I had to get
past it, to where His glory really is, and His grace and peace.
He had been insfusing me with John 14:27, about the gift of His
peace for the last couple of years.
People have disturbed it and He doesn’t like it. If we don’t
have His peace, it is almost impossible to find that place of rest
and we must not refuse that gift. Sometimes, we might make
mistakes, God doesn’t. And He can redeem time and get us
over and through the impossible and even unforgivable and
unforgettable.
We just have to focus on the beauty that is our Lord. I have
to go back and turn to the beloved Prince of Peace everyday,
even many times a day.I see His marred face, and bloodied body, and I know His love, I can take my Communion and proclaim His death until He comes. And He makes thing beautiful in His time. And it will be
the right time. Or the write time, as the case may be.
And He will deliver us as well at the right time, he can make a
way where there is not one, and I know He is coming soon and
that will be the best deliverance of at, just know and believe His
love, He will come at the right time.
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Why can’t we just get to know the Holy Spirit, the Third
person of the Trinity, better? Alone time, that is what we need. If we did, we might have a different perspective on life. God looks at everything differently, His thoughts and ways higher, His love deeper, and He knows hearts, that is how He judges righteously, and by the blood of Jesus and our salvation through Him. A lot of people want to
take issue with what has been termed cheap grace, that God
sees you through the blood of Jesus. We are not free to sin but
free from it if you allow the Spirit to guide you and rule over the
flesh. God is a Spirit, the Father of all spirits. Don’t you think He
knows what is what?
And the Holy Spirit searches God’s heart for the the desire of
yours as you delight in Him. Spending time in the Spirit had
brought me rest, the gift of His peace like never before. He
comforts me and is a constant companion, and teacher. So why
not take time to get to know the Spirit? He will pray when you
don’t know how. Romans 8:26 And He gives spiritual gifts, 1
Corinthians 12-14. He is the Spirit of power, love and a sound
mind we hear so much about. 1 Timothy 1:7 we will never have
that on our own, we need Him. What are you spending time on
or with whom? The Holy Spirit longs to know you. Do you want to know Him better, how about some alone time?

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I am compiling a list of thoughts on time as I finish up some
posts for March. It goes by slowly sometimes, andI get up and
look at the clock. Is it that early? I look at it in the evening and
think, it is seven, I thought it was eleven. And sometimes, it flies like the proverb says. Where did that day go? When you are having fun? Yes, but sometimes just ticking on. Especially, if you watch it at work or when you can’t sleep at night.
So as a challenge, let’s write some thoughts on time. It can be
a good memory. It can be just a hope or dream, a verse that is
meaningful.
Or write few thoughts and add verses. It can be a journal page
or something to scrapbook, however you choose to do it. I am
suggesting questions. Use your own or these.
What is a time you enjoy remembering?
Think of a time you should forget, pray past it.
Ask God to throw it in the sea of forgetfulness.
How do you spend family time?
What is your definition of quality time?
How do you spend time with God?
How would you like to spend time with Him?
Just some thoughts on time.

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You know, if that old saying about time flying is true, that it is
when you are having fun. I must have had a lot of fun. I did
always try to keep my joy that the enemy was after, but that
saying may not always be exact.
Time would fly sometimes when I prayed. It is as if God was in
fast forward. Other times, it was heavy, I must have been in
spiritual warfare. It was as if it took days and weeks for some
things to lift.
I think that i is when a lot of us give in, but please don’t He
fights for us if we can be still. I had to quit trying to help Him so
much.
Obedience is better than sacrifice. Jesus said for us to ask Him
that our joy would be full, and He wanted very much for that joy
to remain in us as we remain in Him.
I love to read the book of John because it is full of Jesus love.
So I spend a lot of time there, especially, when time is dragging
me down, sometimes, I think I would have to speed up to catch
Jesus, but the truth is, He slowed down for me.
God looks at time and things so differently, with such hight
thoughts and ways. He has all the time in the world, eternity, as
we do, if we have believed in Him as Lord.
So, if time is flying for you, slow down to take a breath of the
Spirit and hear His voice. And if it dragging along, reach to Him,
and He will lift you up. Time doesn’t have to fly for you to have fun or His joy, but it can. His joy is important, it is much more than being happy. And it doesn’t have to move aging you, He restores your youth
anyway.
Don’t you think the one who knows all about time, has eternity
in His hand, the creator of it, has a better way and a better plan.
It is incumbent on us as believers to look to Jesus for ways to
redeem the time. We are to walk in His love and show our lives as living epistles to others. We have to have our times of rest, refreshing, of being alone with the Lord. I pray you have His peace. It’s about time. Time for His return, receive it in His love.
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It won’t be long before we come into our time as believers.
What a glorious day when we are to be forever with the Lord. I
know people disagree as to the catching away or Rapture of the
church.
I pray we all think about heaven a little, turn our thoughts from
the mundane, everyday, dream a little of the peace and
presence that awaits us as believers in Christ. People take a lot of our time, whether work school or just family, we are all giving time to others. We have to have time for Jesus.

Because I believe He is coming soon, and it will be our time
with Him, forever, eternal. We will enjoy the beauty of heaven
but more than that we will see Him face to face, and that is
beauty.
We will rejoice with the one who loves us most, saved us by His
grace and we will know the one whom they have pierced. There
is a much better time coming. For believers.I know when something happens, people will say someone is in a better place. If they are a believer that is true, but it is also a little bit trite.
You can be in a bad neighborhood and move to a better place,
the comparison pales. You are in an eternal place with Jesus
and you will be forever in perfect love and peace. So much
more than a better place and we should realize it.
And we can find that healing and peace in Him and we can be
here when He comes, it is possible, many of us will be alive and
remaining in His love when He comes.
I don’t know about you but I am ready for our time and it will be
forever joyous, no more pain of sorrow. What Jesus took in our
place is unbelievable really.But we can believe it, because it is true. Are you ready? Heaven is waiting and it will be on time and always our time with Him.

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I hope these posts cover March, I was offline for a while, but
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Work in progress….

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Quiet Time

 

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( Pray ) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:2

We are to pray for leaders, even ones we may not always agree with. For this reason. They need prayers too. And not just what we would want them to do but to know His peace and love, but we must not try to be in control but let God do it. It will be so nice when Jesus comes to reign. of course, Timothy has other verses about women learning quiet and full submission, yes, to God and to the husband who is in line. Women are not doormats, they will submit to real love.

I like this verse from Thessalonians 4 to the Macedonians, aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you.  Then you will behave properly toward outsiders, without being dependent on anyone.

It is kind of like the verse about living in peace with others as much as possible some people would rather stir up strife. Not everyone will want peace or quiet, and that is too bad. Because God loves it. even Jesus sought solitude from the crowds and disciples. He had to regroup as a man, refresh His Spirit, even being all powerful, so what about us?

It is imperative for a believer, and especially one that walks in spiritual gifts to have that quiet time with God. You can look up verses with still or silent as well. Quiet is a necessity for enter God’s rest.  And to put ignorance to silence. A favorite of mine includes Hebrew root words here that include healing.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10,

My soul, be quiet before God, for from Him comes my hope. Psalm 62:5

But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. Proverbs 1:33

If only you could be silent! That’s the wisest thing you could do. Job 13:5

Sometimes, that is the best things for friends to do, just stop giving advice.

But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him. Habbakuk 2:20

Of course, Jesus silenced the demon and stilled the storm. Sometimes, He just calms the child as it rages. He enjoys time with us in peace and quiet.

We need to know how to quiet our minds.

We need to know how to quiet our hearts.

We need to know how to quiet our souls.

It is something children should know how to do. How to play quietly, not interrupt adults, and I don;t mean the old sen and never heard adage, but there is a time to speak and a time to keep silent, we studies Ecclesiastes 3. This is a healthy part of growing up. Knowing how to nap, having a routine that includes a quiet time can reduce time outs.

It is still about submission, men, women or children, we supposed to submit to God for the enemy to flee. It’s better for him to be tired and tormented than me.

I pray we all learn to be quiet and still, stand in that sacred place of rest, or on the holy ground. Even if we have trouble calming us He can ans will. How are you going to find your quiet time with Jesus?

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It’s Time For Angels

Isn’t this a great picture? It is time for angels. I had to write this for our time series because angels are a large part of the times we are in. They are innumerable and at work in the earth. They always have been but at certain times more than others I believe. And it is just my opinion that because His grace abounds, that they are around more, encamped around the saints or believers, though we may not feel like saints.

They have been there in warfare, literally and spiritually, there was a book about a platoon who experienced angelic help in one of the World Wars, many stories are about people in dire straits, having had some divine revelation or angelic intervention. I know of a girl who had to be cut from an accident, a priest showed up as she prayed. The equipment  arrived to cut the metal after he said they could get her out now. Photos of the scene show no priest, no Catholic church had a priest in the area that day, and yet many saw him and spoke to him.

So angels are there all the time, and mostly we are unaware. But there will be times we will know and experience God’s hand through an angel wing. They are moving with the times, they were there at  creation and will be in the end of the age as time never really ends, just changes into eternity.

Remember, the story or parable Jesus spoke of the wheat and the tares? He told them not to pluck up the tares  in case the wheat would also be taken. Angels will come and separate the wheat from the tares. Jesus also described that. Angels will separate believers from unbelievers. God knows hearts.

He will know and command the angels concerning them. He will separate the truth from the lies, the real from the counterfeit, He knows the pure but imperfect, and makes them perfect because He is. He knows who follows their own ideas of God, and doesn’t know Jesus is the way to Him.

He weighs hearts. He knows who is Jewish, Muslim or Christian. Many people call themselves Christians, or identify with it because, simply, they are not Jewish or Muslim. He knows all religions, and He knows there may be some of His teaching in all, but He sent Jesus as the way, truth and life.

I do not believe that any religion will take you to heaven, only accepting the love of Jesus, He made the ultimate sacrifice. And His angels will bring believers home to Him one day. I do believe that will be the Rapture of catching away of believers before the AntiChrist comes and deceives masses into eternal damnation. The deceiver had been at work all along, has he deceived you into thinking you are alright?

Being a good person won’t get you there. I heard a man say because he had not killed anyone he would go, that’s is not true. I know another woman who was in tears to be saved, she was told she could not because she had cut her hair. People think they can’t be because of having had abortions, being illegitimate, a host of reasons. He is holding out His hand today, will you reach for it before it is eternally too late? His love is everlasting. And angels are being readied.

They will sound trumpets and pour out bowls during the Great Tribulation, it will be so much harder to believe then. The enemy’s lies can be so profound that no one would be saved if He did not shorten those days, and even to some extent now. The world is groaning for His return, with earthquakes and flooding. Even His world cries for Him to restore it to Eden. Why wouldn’t we? We want to be wheat that grows in grace and not a tare that sows discord and chokes the Word, who doesn’t even know it.

It is time for angels, I pray this message reaches souls. I just had to write about a time for angels because people are reading my posts on them a lot lately. They have been consistently the top posts for about three weeks. Though Jesus Himself appears to gather the saints, angels are with Him. I want your heart to receive Him and be ready, and if you know Him already, think about angels. It’s time for angels.

 

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When Time Stands Still

Has that really ever happened? Indeed, it has. Let’s look at the story of Joshua and how time stood still. The king of Jerusalem Adoni-zedek realized that Joshua had overthrown the city of Ai and then Jericho, he called together other kings to go against Gibeon who had made peace with Joshua.

Men were sent from Gibeon to ask Joshua for help, so he and his went back to Gibeon, they had marched all night. Suddenly, the came upon the Amorites and the battle ensued, God told Joshua not to be afraid and allowed a hailstorm to come upon the enemies. It actually killed more people than the army did.

And this is what Joshua had prayed. Joshua 10, this is 10:12-15

At that time Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel,

“Sun, stand still at Gibeon,
and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,
until the nation took vengeance on their enemies.

Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD heeded the voice of a man, for the LORD fought for Israel.

So Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp at Gilgal.

Wow! What an answer to prayer for the sun to stand still for a whole day of battle and the moon not to rise. He surely protected Israel and I believe He still does. It would be wonderful to believe in His love and there to be peace but there is anger and violence the world over, I would love to see Him do the same in Spirit and for believers to see the the attacks of our enemy, the devil, thwarted.

Having read historic accounts of the Roman historian Josephus, and even some the Wars of the Jews, there was always some sort of battle of the historical city and where God placed Eden. I have also studied stories from the book of Jasher, which is not in the Bible, not all books are credible and all historical writings, so you have to be careful about that.

Jasher, however, being mentioned in the book of Joshua, records a lot of interesting Jewish history, and a lot in in the Bible. Is is at accurate. The people in Joshua’s day must have thought so. I only read some in curiosity and I would not necessarily recommend it to just anyone.  It would be for someone with a good working knowledge and discernment.

For our study, time did stand still and the Bible records the miracle of the sun and moon staying put.

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Never Enough Time?

Do you ever feel like you never have enough time? Sure, we all do. But imagine,, a thirty hour day, you might get six hours of sleep, right? The truth is you work or stay at home and work, pay bills do laundry, clean toilets, change diapers, cook, and drive everyone around.

The phone has take over our lives with texts and e-mails. Does anyone really talk anymore? I see people who never look up. You can visit and they people will not bother to turn off the television. Does anyone have a quiet time at the kitchen table just to relax with that cup of joe?

The alarms go off and you may even be up before. You mind won’t shut off because you are still so tired from reliving yesterday or planning tomorrow. Next week? Next month? I know that feeling. Don’t think you can handle it because you are young, it will make you old in a hurry. Never enough time? Perhaps not.

But then again God knew what He was doing. He made us ” tick ” a certain way. Pun intended. He made day and night, He set the sun to rule the day and the stars and moon the night. Originally, they were for signs and seasons. The zodiac was actually a calendar until Nimrod corrupted astronomy into astrology. Night was good, it still is. He can bring you to His rest if you will give Him time.

Psalm 127:2 says He gives the beloved rest. And it is prefaced by getting up early and staying up late. Saying it does not good. Worry doesn’t, fear doesn’t, I don’t have time for that, I want His rest. And I want His peace, it is a gift from John 14:27. I have a heart for caregivers, especially god ones who really pour their heart and soul into their work. You deserve a vote of thanks, more money and more importantly rest. But it is a choice, and you could be choosing life or death.

Not enough sleep, causes so many problems, worry and anxiety. I know you have a lot on your plate but clean it. Or rather clean your clock. There is a lot out there about time management if that will help you. I don’t follow any set schedule these days, just following what the Lord leads me to do and say, and rest is a huge part of it.

I need to do spring cleaning, dishes are in the sink as I write this, I will get to them and dinner is over. It is trash day tomorrow, got to get to that, the dog needs a bath. I can’t do laundry because of the rain. The septic tank backs up. It is always going to be something if you let the enemy steal your rest, let God bless you with it today.

He is the keeper of all time, and He lives in eternity. Give Him some time and see a change. Come to Him if you are weary or just weary in well doing. He will give your rest. Never enough time? Not enough hours in the day?  It will likely always be that way until we as believers put Him first, and discard the time we don’t need be wasting, put redeem it. Put our houses in order. He is coming soon.

We want to be rested and ready, and we can’t use the excuse that we didn’t have enough time.

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Once Upon A Time

We’ve all heard a bedtime story with this opening, probably the world over and in every language. But what about an end times story? Of course, time will not actually end, there is eternity and where it is spent. The coming of Jesus, which I believe is the Rapture of the church, or catching away, and the Second Coming is after the Great Tribulation. Some may disagree. I believe everyone can decide for themselves and I pray the Holy Spirit guides us.

You may or may not know that I have a blog and sometimes I do write with others using prompts, I used to think I did not like them but I realized, the Holy Spirit was prompting me as well. Some words or phrases may be harder to turn. Once upon a time  is as cliche as ” It was a dark and stormy night. ” Not the best way to begin a story or novel. But a great way to explain how Jesus takes the not so well written and makes it more understandable.

But guess what? We have all read Genesis, the beginning, Jesus coming and His crucifixion, being raised on the third day, the middle, by the same Spirit we have as believers, some with different anointings and gifts, but the same Spirit, who gives us access to the Father, and even prays for us. Romans 8:36 Now, the end, Revelation, a lot of people have struggled with it, but no matter, if you have read it you are blessed and the Lord will guide you with His hand through these trying times.

Once upon a time, yes. Let Him finish your story, it isn’t over yet, don’t give up or count yourself out. Many people read books and start with the end to see who the murderer is, he is the adversary we know as the devil. God may allow a person to go to heaven if they are weary or weak but He sent Jesus to give life and life more abundantly. We read who wins in the end, who the hero is, who triumphs once and for all, just as His sacrifice was for all who would believe He atoned for their sins, and have accepted Him as Lord. We must not refuse His rest, disgrace His grace by continuing to willfully sin, and we should receive the gift of His peace. John 14:27, all rewrites in our lives, new chapters.

Though God could not reveal His plan but a little at a time because people were so wicked, Revelation is the culmination of it, and He who is worthy will judge. It would be fearful and is still quite awe inspiring to know we will see Him face to face. The idea is to be ready, to be born again, saved by grace. So, if you don’t yet know the love of Jesus, give Him your heart, we are running out of time, and I want you to know how very much He loves you. And I love you enough to tell you the truth, though we may have nothing in common, or know each other at all, we have something in common in the fact that we need Him, and one day we may know each other, and you may tell me you read this.

Maybe, you started off once upon a time, and it wasn’t a fairy tale ending. Was there a witch? A big bad wolf, were you wandering in the forest, lost? Did Prince Charming fail to show up leaving you a damsel in distress? Perhaps, Prince Charming never found the girl who could wear the glass slipper.

You may have even been the antagonist, serving sin and the wicked one, or your heart was hard, bitter and broken. Perhaps, you have been laid bare or barren, devoid of hope by disease or whatever the case may be. He loves you and is calling you before it is to late. Jesus is a great story teller. He is your hope. And even healer.

He can edit and rewrite whatever the devil has stolen, broken or even destroyed in you life. Will you let Him give you a happily ever after? A few years of misery on earth pales to an eternity of hell. Once upon a time, a baby was born, and once upon a time, a loving Savior died upon a cross, and rose again. And once upon a throne, He will judge and say ” Well done. ” or           ” Depart from me. ” The saddest words ever written.

I, for one love happy endings, sometimes I take terrible stories, some true ones and rewrite them as fiction with a better outcome. So, I am letting Him write my life over, I want happily ever after, and I know I will have it because I gave my heart to Jesus, once upon a time.

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Time For the Latter Rain

It’s time for the latter rain. The outpouring of His Holy Spirit. It can be a deluge, if the enemy sends us a flood of terror, the Spirit will drown it out. It can be a downpour, a hard and driving rain that falls upon the wicked that will either cause them to believe and repent or send them running for cover. It can be a constant rain, the patter on the roof makes you want to dance to a healing tune.

It can be a gentle rain, pouring sweetly over the souls of the saved, comforting them, being a constant companion that will walk them into eternity. It may be a mist, a sweet scent that remains upon those who have inherited salvation and cry to Abba, Father.

There is a name, a scientific name for the fragrance after the rain. It is called petrichor. It has even been the inspiration of a perfume. I live in the south. We get storms many times in the spring and summer as afternoons heat up. You can sit in a rocker on a porch and watch clouds go by. It will build, it will thunder and lightning and then it will pour.

And when it is over, if you have not had to seek shelter, you will smell the petrichor, a clean, clear scent, that should be upon our minds and hearts as we wear the fragrance of Christ. His sacrifice was sweet to God, because He wanted sons and daughters.

Sometimes, you can smell the roses and something I always enjoyed growing from a fence a block over, the honeysuckles. A beautiful mixture that blends and takes your breath to a new level of peace and serenity. His peace.  A gift. The literal rain is like that and the spiritual rain is more powerful. More potent and more loving, gives more freedom. And even more powerful to move against the enemy, to crush his attacks.

If you can do so safely, step outside next time it rains, let it kiss your face. Raise your hands and heart in praise. You can even sing in the rain or dance with an umbrella, husband or children. Teach them about Jesus.  They are never to young to learn. When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan, God spoke and told them to hear His Son, He is saying that now.

Jesus baptizes with fire and the Holy Ghost or Spirit. And when He returns, will people again may hear the trumpet, or will they be like those at the river? Some heard, others thought it was thunder, and God’s voice is like that. And then some of them will hear nothing. And many will be left who could not, would not, or refused to believe.

We have seen the former rain, and it is time for the latter one. What will you walk in? What will you hear? I want to walk in that constant and consuming rain that is the companionship of the Spirit. I want to wear love and smell like the fragrance, for the wicked and evil to step aside, the fear that has tormented so many is now tormented by torrential rains, in the latter days.

Jesus. There is something about that name name, like the fragrance after the rain, the saving rain, the healing rain, the delivering rain. He is the prayerful rain, the loving rain, the joyful and peaceful rain. It is time for the latter rain. Like standing under a gentle waterfall. He whispers His peace to our hearts. It is raining peace.

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Time To Heal

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I know a lot of people disagree about a Rapture of the church, some don’t even believe it. Nevertheless, people who are alive and remaining in the love of Jesus will meet Him, and the Second Coming is after the great Tribulation. I am not going to argue the point, it is everyone’s own decision what to believe.

You know, I have thought about the children of Israel leaving their captivity. They did not leave feeble. You know you can be changed in the twinkling of an eye, a millisecond. You will be here one moment in heaven the next.

Imagine, stepping off a curb onto a street of gold, going to sleep and waking up in a field of flowers, on your deathbed, alive and well in heaven. Unlike a lot of the movies, I don’t believe pilots will disappear and planes crash, God is not the author of confusion. The chaos is after, though there will be a false peace treaty, two 3 1/2 years period of the Great Tribulation, we don’t know exactly, so we must be ready.

Though you are definitely healed then in an instant as a believer, why not believe now? Stand against the sickness and diseases that would cut your life short, take your testimony and life. He died to give healing, it is a promise to believers.

He is coming and it is time to heal. In fact, I have prayed for people, taken Communion, laid hands on them, but today I want to step back take my hands off things I really don’t know what to pray for and let the Spirit pray. Ask Him if you should step back, so He can intervene. Let’s look at some healing verses.

Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ Jeremiah 30:17

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. Psalm 30:2

He sent out His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Psalm 107:20 ( one translation says grave )

( His words. ) For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. Matthew 9:35

To the woman with the issue of blood.  Your faith has made you whole. Matthew 9:22

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” John 5:6, the man at the pool of Bethesda.

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15

40 verses

https://www.newtestamentprayer.org/articles/healvers.htm

As I said, He’s coming and it is time to heal.

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Time To Brag On Jesus

I ran across a verse recently about boasting or bragging, so if you have to brag, believers should brag about Jesus. I have to tell you He has brought me through so much, if I told you, I don’t know if you would even believe me. even though I like to write I could never imagined some of the enemies I would face down, by His grace and the blessings are more than you can ask or think.

So, it is March, and time is marching on, we are ever closer to His return. So it’s time to brag about Jesus. Has He done something great in your life. Give Him praise and leave a comment.

For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8

Salvation is a gift, it is all about Him and not us we can never earn salvation, if it isn’t a gift.

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches. But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth—for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.…Jeremiah 9:23, 24

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day. Psalm 52:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. Romans 3:27

If Abraham was indeed justified by works, he had something to boast about, but not before God. Romans 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:17

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 2 Corinthians 11:30

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message. 2 Corinthians 12:16

As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. James 4:16

So we are not to brag about ourselves but about Jesus. Abraham heard from God but it was grace, there was no law at the time. It was not His works but the fact He believed God and was righteous because of it. galatians 3:13 makes us righteous and that is all that will, nothing we do.

We are not to brag about the law, keeping the Ten Commandments, look at the rich, young ruler. Jesus ‘fulfilled the law and the prophets and gave the commandment to love God and one another. Paul received revelation from Jesus after his conversion, he says he could brag but choose to brag about Jesus. It was taught to him by no one else. Just like Peter, who recognized Christ as Messiah. And don’t think the enemy wasn’t after them.

We know Peter was sifted and Paul in his thorn. Both received grace as did John the Revelator, just as we do. Believe me if you have revelation or a rhema word, operate in spiritual gifts, you can come under attack. But He is grater in us and His grace is good enough for me. I brag on Him, I should not be here writing this, I was saved by grace and grow in it. And we are not to brag about being grafted in to the covenant, but a light to the Jews , who are still under the law unless Messianic, not about human leaders either.

So, it’s time to brag about Jesus.

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Time For A Breakthrough

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Ever have a fever and hot flashes, cold chills, then suddenly it breaks. That is sort of what it is like to have breakthrough isn’t it? One moment, you are sick then well. One day you are out of work  and one day a promotion. Times change, people change, God’s Word doesn’t change, but don’t ever think He is counting you out as a believer, you have grace and it is a good time for a breakthrough.

You may not think your prayers have been heard, that they go no higher than the roof, but I believe that can be about to go through the roof, He has heard our cries our professions and our faith, even our fears and worries as we pour our hearts out in prayer to keep them from being troubled and afraid.

I am writing about Bible women. I wrote about Rhoda, the maid. People had gathered at Mary’s house, not Jesus’ mother. They had prayed for his release but did not believe her that he was at the gate. An angel had let him out. Breakthrough.

The Bible is full of stories like this and not just stories because they are a true account of history, recorded by the Jews and followers of Christ. And there are other stories, you can find a lot of them. A man on the Titanic was told he should have both legs amputated, he refused, and won a tennis tournament two years later. And the officer who appeared doomed when a boiler explosion blew a piece of metal off him, he survived and rescued people from Dunkirk in WWII.

I tell people that faith works like, It’s A Wonderful Life, the 1946, Christmas classic movie. Had George not saved Harry from drowning, he would not have saved the men on a carrier as a pilot. The angel tells George, who wished he had not lived what life was like without him, when he recounts his brother’s heroism, that…..” All the men on that transport died, Harry wasn’t there to save them because you were not there to save Harry. ”

Not everyone gets a chance to see what their life would have been like or life for others without them. That is why suicide is such an extremely oppressive and desperate measure, when there is hope in Jesus. It has even happened to believers, don;t give in to that deceptive spirit, expect a breakthrough, even a sudden one.

Jairus daughter was dead then alive, the widow’s son, Lazarus. A girl of twelve, a young man and and older one. God is not a respecter of persons. And really, the enemy doesn’t care, he seeks to destroy young and old, but especially anyone with a testimony.

And the most important resurrection of all, the devil thought he had finally defeated Him, but that will never be. He was in hell taking back Adam’s authority, the keys of death, hell and the grave, one minute, back in the tomb in another, and still back in heaven in another.

He is seated there as our High Priest. Let’s look at breakthroughs in the word and remember that the following is about fasting the right and wrong way, you might want to read the previous verses should you consider fasting but this is a breakthrough.

Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8

The Hebrew for breakthrough is parats or perets, meaning to break out or through, to cut, a gap, or even outburst. Here is another verse.

So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. 2 Samuel 5:20 NKJV

The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the LORD at their head. Micah 2:13

I think it is time for a breakthrough, and that may be Jesus coming in His glory, but in the meantime, expect good things from God. There has been lots of spiritual warfare going on, so let’s bind all these spirits, especially rebellion and witchcraft, many don’t realize the connection that they are mentioned as being the same. Pray for those who need to to return to His love and those who don’t know Him to see it in others. And take daily communion as you plead the blood and wait for a breakthrough.

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