LET US BE READY & BE EQUIPPED TO
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD!
Exposure of sins/flaws and persecution is the order of the day in this era; Can you stand the heat or do you want to flee from the “kitchen” or “furnace” of God’s strategies for transformation to be a spotless bride prepared for the bridegroom when he comes?
Amen! Graham Cooke’s quote on a picture on Instagram is “when God points to a deficiency in your life, He is introducing you to your next miracle” really resonates with the teaching I posted PLAIN SPEAKING & COUNSEL: Seeking sustained “Apple of God’s eye” victorious Christian living?Use the Primary Davidic Key ; about our need to use the “Primary Davidic key” when we go through trials for Victorious Christian living. This key is the mindset and attitude of being quick to self-examine and ready to repent.
Also I posted the teaching before church where unknown to me prior yo going, there was a visit from a woman who works with Open Doors a charity that supports through mission work and prayer the persecuted church. Pastor highlighted and taught from “Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for their’s is the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:10 KJV)
We watched a video of Open Doors building a trauma centre in Northern Nigeria for families whose children were abductees by Boko Haram and the few returnees. Also Pastors were interviewed in a region where 2,500 Christians have been killed since 2015 and churches have been burned down weekly. This killing and burning of churches is still going on. The Pastors were defiant and refused to renounce their faith in God through our LORD Jesus Christ, one spoke for all of them when he said quoted the following scripture “5Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
This is the intense era when the heat is on for God to highlight flaws in believers’ hearts/lives and also persecution taking place on a grand scale which is all intended to draw us closer to God.
It is the intense time when God is allowing things to happen for us to make a clear choice: choose this day who you will serve! The separation of the goats and sheep (Matthew 25) as it were before Jesus comes and actually does it, he is giving us a chance to be ready for his coming: As the 5 virgins whose lamps were full of oil, anticipating wisely that the bridegroom will come at anytime, are we living that way? If not it is not too late brethren – THE HEAT IS ON!! Let’s be ready as much as is humanly possible.
Let us always remember in prayer and in our giving believers all over the world suffering for the sake of the gospel in varying measures. Indeed this is a great time of suffering by the church in many areas of the world as darkness intensifies in fulfillment of prophecy – signs of our LORD Jesus’ coming drawing even nearer.
God bless you! Deborah
God bless you! Deborah