Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Time of the Evening Breeze

IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008

If you have been reading me for any length of time you know I have a thing about TIME. I termed it today in my prayer journal-ling, a stronghold. A stronghold from which I am seeking deliverance. And deliverance is on its way – I say that by faith. Especially since it is 12:54 PM and I am just starting this IDOK.
SO, when I came in from the porch this morning and after doing some odds and ends, I keyed in ‘time’ to BibleGateway.com in several translations. In the KJV there were 703 references to time; in the NKJV, 708; NIV, 889; NASB, 726; Amplified Bible, 838 and the Holman Christian Standard Bible, 840. I am working from the HCSB because it has the earliest reference – Genesis 2:4. [ Man and Woman in the Garden ] These are the records of the heavens and the earth, concerning their creation at the time that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
Father is not bound by time but as I see it man has been from the beginning. And so I moved on to the next reference Genesis 3:8 and I really like the wording in the HCSB. [ Sin’s Consequences ] Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Will you put on your holy imaginations with me? We know from other Scripture that God is SPIRIT and therefore, not ‘visible’ to the natural eye of man. (John 6:46 not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God. He has seen the Father. AND John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”) Which is why verse 8 of Genesis 3 says the man and his wife HEARD THE SOUND of the LORD God – they had not SEEN Him. Don’t you wonder what HIS SOUND, sounded like? At this point in time, Adam and Eve had sinned and because of their sin they hid from His Sound. But I wonder if prior to sin when they heard His Sound, was it ‘music’ to their ears? Did their pulse increase with joyful anticipation? Did Eve let out a giggle? Did Adam’s steps quicken to the place? I think so. I think from the morning light they looked forward to the time of the ‘Evening Breeze’. For it was at that time they would have one on one fellowship with their Creator. Oh my, how glorious that must have been. I think Adam, Eve, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit delighted in these conversations. I think maybe they talked over the day’s activities. I think they may have discussed the giraffe and his long neck; the hummingbird’s delicate wings; the flight of the red-tailed hawk; the arbor of grapes on the east side and the patch of watermelons on the south end and on and on; just endless wonderful, beautiful, fun, exciting topics of discussion and not one sorrow! I can only imagine! Oh I like these imaginations so much I don’t want to move on but we must. It’s TIME. Be comforted Dear Ones, when TIME is no more ‘the time of the evening breeze’ will come again. And yet even here and now we enjoy a ‘flit’ of what will be again as we commune with ABBA in THE SPIRIT.
Lets look at another time reference. A reference to encourage us that even though Father is not bound by time, He knows we are wrapped up in it and we can be sure He will be ON TIME, EVERY TIME regarding us. Genesis 18:14 Is anything impossible for the LORD? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son.”
And this one from Jeremiah 15: 11 [ The LORD’s Response ] The LORD said: Assuredly, I will set you free and care for you. Assuredly, I will intercede for you in a time of trouble, in your time of distress, with the enemy.
And then in Matthew 2:7 Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared. At an exact TIME Jesus came. And throughout His TIME here as the God-Man He worked within TIME.
Luke 7:21 At that time Jesus healed many people of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and He granted sight to many blind people.
John 7:8 Go up to the festival yourselves. I’m not going up to the festival yet, because My time has not yet fully come.”
Mark 14: 40 And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him. 41 Then He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up; let’s go! See—My betrayer is near.”
I am encouraged. Jesus knows all about TIME; He experienced TIME; He knows how to manage it. He did it. He can teach me and I can learn!
DADDY GOD, thank You for this. It has been fun and I am encouraged. You are speaking, You are teaching and I am learning and I am grateful. As You know Rachel told me this morning that Troy is having severe difficulties since he got home from Iraq. And she has asked that we bring to the forefront that coming home as wonderful as it is, is hard. And so we intercede right now for Troy. I think maybe this depression that has captured him is as serious as any enemy he faced in Iraq. So I am asking You to send reinforcements to Troy. To surround him with people that You have empowered to help him combat this enemy. I pray You will rescue Troy, his job and his family. And Father, our other IDOK Troops at home adjusting, and those still on foreign soil and other situations, guard them too; meet them where they are and bring alongside them helpers who will encourage and build them up, restore them and mature them in Christian Faith. And Lord we pray for these others too. As I look over the names there is serious illness and disease. Lord, heal them please. Let it be that cancers be not just managed but healed. And, Lord, the cancer of sin that has made the People of America so sick, heal us I pray. Again I ask for grace and space to repent. Again I ask that You bring Israel to Peace. And before we close, I pray our IDOKs will be increased in knowledge and wisdom and will enjoy a time of ‘evening breeze’ with You today. Amen and amen.
As I post this it is 88°F with scattered clouds in Balad, IQ & the time there is 5:37 AM AST – on August 13, 2008
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All Scripture passages were derived from BibleGateWay.com

Looking For The But

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2008


My reading this morning began with Leviticus 26:11 I will place My residence among you, and I will not reject you. (HCSB) To continue my reading I stepped back to verse 3, reading the promises Abba made to Israel, that if they would obey Him He would prosper them. Here’s a link for you if you want to read all of chapter 26, which I hope you will.http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2026%20;&version=50; As you read you will hear all the good that was to come to Israel as they obeyed Yahweh. Rain would come in its season and trees would yield its fruit. He promised them BUMPER crops of grains and grapes. Food would be plentiful and peace would abound, when they laid down to sleep they would not be afraid for Jehovah would even render the wild beasts harmless to them. They would be full of power over their enemies, on and on He said to them: “For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.” (verse 9). Israel could expect God to faithfully materially manifest these promises as they obeyed Him. I think you and I can expect similar promises as we obey Abba. I do not expect in this year of 2008 an exact physical, material manifestation of all these promises but I do expect these promises to be spiritually fulfilled to me as I obey Abba. And yes I do expect some material blessings as well. For His Word to us is Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And Philippians 4: 19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. So I KNOW He will provide for me, for you, as we obey Him.
However, as I continued to read Leviticus I began to see other PROMISES. Promises that would just as surely be fulfilled if Israel failed to obey Yahweh. And again, I believe we can expect these ‘Promises’ to come to us if we fail to live godly lives. And so I kept reading and the ‘promises’ went from bad to worst, even fierce. I kept reading. I was looking for something. I was looking for the ‘but’. You see in Scripture BUT is a very good word. And I found it in verse 40. ‘BUT if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, 41 and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; If their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt— 42 then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land. And again He says BUT in verse 45. BUT for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.’”
Might you be looking for a BUT today? Maybe — I don’t know how I am going to survive this divorce BUT GOD will help me. I don’t know how we are going to make these ends meet BUT GOD has promised since we have been faithful, He will be faithful. I don’t know how I can endure this pain BUT GOD has promised He is with me. On and on we could go – whatever it is there is a BUT GOD for you and for me.
Abba, thank You for the BUTS in Your Word. BUT GOD – two beautiful words. Words of encouragement and hope and rescue. Thank You Abba. Thank You. And since You have reminded me I pray right now for someone dear to me – the day was rough yesterday, it was hot. I pray for refreshment for her today, in all ways. And we pray for all these too, each of them in one way or another needs a BUT GOD today. Open minds, hearts, eyes and hands to receive the BUT GOD that You have for each of them. And, Lord, America needs a BUT GOD too. And I pray for the Peoples of America that You will give space and grace for repentance – forgive us, Lord, and save us. Put every BUT GOD needed in the path of each of our IDOK Troops today too. And bring Israel to Peace for Jesus sake. And Father, take this IDOK and use it as You will. I pray each Reader know there’s a BUT GOD for them. Amen and amen. Davison and Mosley Families. Danni A. Tye B. Joann. Sheri, Tyler, Hannah. Edie. Ann J. Bernie. Malpas Family. Darlene. Rachel. W C and family. Richard and Emma and family. Chris B. Maggie and Family. Josh. Donnie S. Renee’. Cathy’s friend and son. Odessa H. Kathy S. Glen Beck. Tonya and family. Dall T. Dylan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Kim T. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Pattie S. Vickie. Lisa W. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. David & Allison. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glyn and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and family. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. Chuck. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance and Baby. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Andrew. Cindy. Lee. Sharron and Tonya’s houses to sell.
Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church.
The Peace of Israel
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Brant W. Christopher R. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G. Kyle N. Michael K. Sgt. Bozicevich. Bay N.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil:
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George.Travis N. Hawk.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony.
Hospitalized outside USA:
Military at home adjusting – Tim. Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J. Lyndon A. Jason G.
Still praying but no recent update: Hector. Corpl. Light. Bradley T. Albert R III.

As I post this it is 107°F and blowing widespread dust in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 4:47 PM AST – on August 12, 2008
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