In Nehemiah, Chapter 9 37-38, we see that many of the Jewish people had turned away from God and they paid a great price for it! The Kings that ruled over them had “dominion” over their “bodies and over their cattle.” They were in great “distress”! And all because they turned their backs on our Lord!
Sounds a lot like our country. Our country has turned its back on that which made it great in the first place, Faith in Jesus Christ. Now our government rules us with an iron fist. They control where we can go, whether we can attend church, which medicines we can take, what food we can eat…We have lost our God-Given freedom without a shot being fired. But there are three things they can not control: God, Our Prayers and Heaven.
And there is something else. In Nehemiah 10, it goes on to list those that were “Sealed” by God. What does that mean? It means that they belonged to the Lord Himself. Why? Because they followed God and they did their very best to do as our Lord commanded. And that is what we need to do.
For if we belong to our Father God, ultimately, He will protect us. Because He loves us, and because we belong to Him 😊
There is more written in God’s Word on being Sealed with the Holy Spirit and how you can be Sealed with the Holy Spirit (more on that in future posts) 😊
There have been many great movies made about the Last Days. And many of them share one common thing, America is somehow sidelined and unable to protect Israel.
Covid 19, the riots, and the upcoming election may well sideline America’s ability and willingness to defend Israel. And since we are Israel’s only real earthly defense, Israel will need God’s defense (a much better defense 😊). And they will receive it!
Do we stand at the beginning of the Last Days. No one truly knows. But even if we do, good people may once again stand up for their faith and all that is good and right, and the Last Days may wait a little longer.
But then again, they may not. We may indeed stand at the beginning of the Last Days. And if that is so, the difficulties we face now will be thought of as the “easy days” compared to what is coming: God’s Judgement on the World.
So what are we as Christians to do?
The answer is the same either way. Pray. Seek God’s Face.
Pray, Prepare and Wait.
Wait upon the Lord for He will lead us 🙂
“22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”-John 16:22
Sometimes during difficult times, people turn to God for strength and comfort. But sometimes, people turn away from God. The heart break, the job loss, the virus, the race riots …are just too much. Sometimes it is as simple, as to much has changed. For example, in many cases, there is no school. Eating out in many cases is a thing of the past. Going shopping, going to the beach or movies-all on the no-no list. But God has NOT changed! He is the SAME as He has always been and He loves you!
But it is when we feel the worst, when we don’t want to pray, when we feel that God is not listening-that we need to pray the most and keep praying. Don’t rely on how you feel in this type of situation, instead rely on God Himself. For He is ever faithful-no matter what!
And if we do, we will come out the other side. We will re-find the joy we once had. We just have to keep praying, even when we don’t feel like it!
There’s been a lot written lately about the sadness of people dieing alone from Covid 19. And while it is incredibly hard not to be able to be with those we love when they pass, the truth is, as you know, no one dies alone. Because Jesus is with them :).
We live in extraordinary times and in these extraordinary times, Jesus may indeed give those we love extraordinary comfort, because He loves us 🙂