"Look at the birds of the air,
for they neither sow nor reap
nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?"
People of the United States are very familiar with the term; “We the people…” for it is the Preamble to our Constitution; documents that our God-fearing leaders established for our society so we may live our lives protected in freedom by Godly boundaries. Much of what the founding fathers established mirror the foundations and doctrines of the Kingdom of God.
WE THE CHURCH
In like manner, “We the people of God” have been chosen to live and be part of the End Days Church, a generation of people who have been called out of the nations to fulfill Heaven’s individual assignments which when combined make preparation for the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ; first to meet Him in the air, and then to return with Him as He comes to establish His government in Jerusalem during the millennium.
A Holy Nation
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10
Although we have citizen rights from the country we presently live in, our permanent and exceedingly more powerful rights of “citizenship in Heaven” were given to us when we made Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. His Spirit took up residence within us and we were placed in Him, forever!
Something else took up residence within us when we became His: the upward call of God!
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind…” Philippians 3:13-15
THE TIME CLOCK
Israel is God’s time clock. Jesus said to watch the “fig tree,” which is referring to the nation of Israel for signs of His return. Read Luke 21:29-31.
That clock started ticking for our generation, and Jesus’ return, when Israel became a nation in May 1948.
We can also see the Spirit of God moving in His church as a healing revival began at the same time the Jews returned to their land.
This generation of The Church on earth has seen and is seeing so many things deteriorate.
We should not be downtrodden or be surprised. Jesus told us ahead of time: “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:12-14
“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.”
(See Luke 21:31-34 and 35-36 which admonish us to watch and pray to be counted worthy to escape!)
Remember the Lord's parable of the Ten Virgins? Read Matthew 25:1-13.
Carousing, drunkenness and cares may keep some from hearing the trumpet blast and meeting Jesus in the air. See 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Saints, we’re in the most wonderful times for The Church but we’re also living in times to keep watch over our hearts. “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23
When Time Runs Out
Backsliding might just catch some of us in the most terrible snare: The Tribulation.
“But you have come to
- Mount Zion and
- to the city of the living God,
- the heavenly Jerusalem,
- to an innumerable company of angels,
- to the general assembly and
- church of the firstborn
- who are registered in heaven,
- to God the Judge of all,
- to the spirits of just men made perfect,
- to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant,
- and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks
- better things than that of Abel.
“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’” Hebrews 12:22-26
Life Instructions for The Church
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29
If you are fearful and worrying, go to The Bullet Box scriptures daily to renew your mind to how great and mighty our Father is. He’s not an absentee Dad. He knows exactly what’s happening. Trust Him.
But what’s happening with the world?
Earth is getting ready for The Great Tribulation!
God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation. We are not in darkness so that the Day should overtake us as a thief. We are sons of light: therefore, let us watch and be sober and find comfort that Jesus’ return is soon and thereafter we’ will always be with the Lord. Praise God! (These statements are taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 & 5:11.)
Signs in the Heavens
If you have not heard of the teachings about the Blood Moons (Acts 2:20), below is a list of trusted ministries and links for you to study.
John Hagee’s teaching on the Blood Moons:
For further study of the end-days:
Sister Billye Brim and Gloria Copeland recently completed two weeks of excellent teachings about the End-Days on BVOV, which can be accessed on the Kenneth Copeland Ministry website. http://www.kcm.org
To go to their archives, hover over Media then click on Media which is on the next line. Then scroll down. Dates are:
9-29-14 to 10-3-14
10-6-14 to 10-10-14
Sister Billye Brim had a three-day conference at Eagle Mountain International Church that you can watch on-line. It was excellent.
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE
Let’s continue to cover our cities and counties with prayer for:
The Glorious Church & The Lost & Elected Leaders
Praying effective prayers for our leaders:
"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him ...."
If you have hatred and bitterness in your heart toward those in our government:
- Repent! Remember where you came from when you lived in darkness.
- Ask God to fill you with His love for them. “Love never fails.”
- Pray in tongues for our leaders. Yield to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- Pray the Ephesians 1:17-23 prayer that our leaders will know the hope of God’s calling for them.
- Remember, our enemy is NOT flesh and blood.
- After prayer, cast the care of our nation onto the Lord.
- Enjoy your life.
Saints, please share this lesson with other people of prayer.
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