Saturday, July 16, 2022

July 16, 2022

I spent several hours preparing to list some of our income producing properties for sale. We have a lot on our plate and wanted to give ourselves some breathing room. I hesitated because it’s a lot of work and coordination to sell rental duplex property. Our daughter and grandson live in one of them, so I asked if I could use her apartment for pictures. She was very accommodating about it and said she would do a thorough cleaning and stage it for me. I didn’t know she was upset about it and praying for God’s help. I had everything set up on the multiple listings, exterior photos, showing details, and more, and was ready to press the button to send it all over the internet when Richard came home. I showed him the listing and the numbers, and we discussed it and decided not to sell them. When I told our daughter we had changed our minds, she was relieved to tears. God had answered her prayer, and she knew it! Here we were, thinking we had made the decision, but it was God working on behalf of our daughter. When you think God doesn’t hear you, he shows you that he’s faithful to the people he loves and the people we love. God is working behind the scenes on your behalf too. Don’t be discouraged; sometimes, he has to coordinate the details to be able to answer your prayer. His work began before you finished your request. He’s a good Father.

Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24

Friday, July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022

If you're not living your life for God, then who? The enemy can mimic the likeness of God, but his illusion of power will diminish when you become useless to him. Satan will leave you crumpled on the floor like dirty laundry. We are starting to see this a lot nowadays; look at the washed-up Hollywood stars who once shone brightly but now are only a dim reflection of Satan's light. Then there are some, if not all, mega-church pastors who received fame and fortune; have they made a deal with the devil too? If so, I expect their punishment to surpass anything we've seen. Has Satan put his mark on their foreheads and hands, where their spirit worships him, and their hands carry out his work? Remember, Satan appears as a beacon of light; that means he mimics the goodness of God but doesn't have the power to save. Turn on your discerning ears; if possible, even the elite of God will fall for the enemy's deception. Isn't that a scary thought? 

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 24:24

Armor up! Stay vigilant! We each have a role to play; do your part.

I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.” Isaiah 66:4

Thursday, July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

Let's be clear; God has compassion for his faithful servants. Everyone else will suffer the consequences of their sin. He has given all people a chance to turn away from evil, but they won't listen and have fallen for the enemy's lies. 

I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.” Isaiah 65:12

Our fate as Christ-followers looks much better. I don’t know about you, but I love to eat but look what he says about his followers versus Christ-deniers.

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame; behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart, but you shall cry out for pain of heart and shall wail for breaking of spirit. Isaiah 65:13-14

God said it; I believe it!

Our future looks bright, but we need to do everything we can to yank as many from the fire as we can!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

July 13, 2022

Yesterday, I purchased the final fruit trees for my garden, a guava tree, and a Miracle Fruit tree. I realized I wanted a Miracle Fruit tree because it made my unsweetened lime soda water taste like Sprite. The nursery that I got them from is at a local church. I’ve known about this church for a while and have had unfortunate encounters with their parishioners before, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized they might all be lost. The man who ran the nursery was very nice, but he glazed over when I began talking about the Lord and couldn’t hear me when I tried to yank him from the fire. This same thing has happened with others I’ve spoken to from that congregation. Even though this church sells fruit trees, it is not producing fruit. These people do not know Jesus. They have a form of godliness but deny its power. My heart breaks because they have been led astray and aren’t taught the truth. It’s a massive church with over 2000 people. Their preacher is laughing all the way to the bank for now. I can’t imagine what kind of torment he will face when God gets hold of him. This church is like Miracle Fruit; it makes everything taste sweet for a short time, but soon it will all become sour again, and the people within will pay a heavy price. God help us; we are indeed in the last of the last days. 

To avoid being led astray like these people, you must comb the pages of God’s word and clarify your understanding through the power of the Holy Spirit and not some crazy spirit of laughter or such that comes from the enemy.

But you who forsake the LORD, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny, I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.” Isaiah 65:11-12

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022

The wrath of God is scary! However, there is a difference between his wrath and his discipline. The Church, you and I, will receive discipline for our sins, but the unsaved will face his wrath. God is our Father, and as our parent, he will use discipline to point us in the right direction and draw us to him. We are the recipient of his grace, but there is no grace for the unrepentant sinner; there is no covering for their sin until they turn to Jesus; if they turn to Jesus. Take a look at these verses from Isaiah:

“I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel… I trampled down the peoples in my anger; I made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.” Isaiah 63:3 & 6 

However, we must be careful in our walk. Do not make the mistake of turning against God and siding with evil. We are seeing a lot of that in the church today by trying to be all things to all people and turning our backs on God’s holiness to be inclusive. Righteousness and evil do not intermingle. God is exclusive; he excludes evil from his love and mercy. I expect we will begin to see his correction of the church soon.

But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. Isaiah 63:10

Monday, July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022

We can all see that the current administration controlling the United States is no friend of its people. When they give away our oil reserve to another country, nearly decimating it while we suffer inflation, they have committed a crime. They must be held accountable! Taking the oil is a way to force people to live on green energy. This green new deal is not about saving the planet but lining the pockets of the puppet masters. Here is a plan that doesn’t include a weapon of war; pray so much that God gets tired of hearing from you. Pray when you see a headline or hear a report of their treasonous acts. Do it! Whether you see it on television or read of it on social media, reach out to God so he will use his power to take them out. By doing what they did, they took the food right off the table of the American people. We must become the watchman for our country.

On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, Isaiah 62:6

We must not be silent! Reach out to God and pray that he removes them from office before it’s too late.

The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: “I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies, and foreigners shall not drink your wine for which you have labored; Isaiah 62:8

Sunday, July 10, 2022

July 10, 2022

Jesus read Isaiah 61:1 in the temple and said he was fulfilling this prophecy.

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” Isaiah 61:1

If you stay bound by your past, it is your fault. When you take Jesus as your Savior, he unlocks the chains and releases you from your captor. It’s a heavyweight and a burden to continue to carry your brokenness. It’s especially sorrowful for a Christ-follower to continue to dwell on their painful past without considering the salve of Jesus’s sacrifice. Instead of feeling heartbroken when you think about your past, you should look at it as a stepping stone in life that got you to where you are now. Get over it and move on in freedom. If you continue to feel sorry for yourself, you take his gift for granted. When you make up your mind to live free, it opens up the door to endless joy. It’s up to you to retrain your brain to look at situations in the light of salvation. Jesus set you free, so be free!