Nine Words

Malachi 4

I am taking 9 words from Malachi 4 as my focus for this piece.
Actually, in my Complete Jewish Bible, there is no chapter 4 but there is a Chapter 3 continuing beyond verse 18, and it is in these beyond verses that these 9 words reside. 

Allow me to give you a link to the CJB and a link to NASB, KJV, and NLT.

So what are the words?

“on the day when I take action,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”

These words encourage me. These words give me patience. 
These words crucify my flesh that wants to rise up in fear and anger. 
Why?

Because these words tell me GOD is going to take action. If we read the whole of the Text we see upon whom He is going to take action. 
That is and I quote from verse 1 (or 19 depending on your translation): “all the proud and evildoers”.

Let us be honest. 

Right now today we don’t see His actions against the proud and the evildoers, particularly for several years now. 
We see them doing their evil with no punishment, little if any visible restraint — but that will not always be. 

So take heart, my brothers and sisters. Take heart. 
Fret not because of evildoers. (Psalm 37)

Let us focus not on the evil but on our Father who does all things well, perfectly well, and perfectly on time. 

And remember too that just because we do not see His Hand does not mean He is not working. 
I mean JESUS told us He was preparing a dwelling place for us — we have not seen it yet but we believe, we KNOW He does not lie and He is surely preparing just as He said. (John 14:3)

So.
In the time we have left on this earth, let us live in love and trust; let us repent and forsake fear and anger; which will open us to sharing the Gospel of JESUS with anyone in our path who is willing to hear. 

Our Father wants NO ONE to perish. (2 Peter 3:9)
That must be our desire as well. 

P.S.  The nine words — “on the day when I take action,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”

It’s a set date, y’all.
Did you notice that? 

 

An Unveiling

As I begin to type this piece we are hours away from an unveiling.
Many prophesies have been given and very soon we will behold with our eyes if those prophesies were the words of man or the Word of GOD. 

Some have said whatever happens is GOD’s will.
I’m not on board with that.
I have seen the time when GOD in His wisdom allowed man to have what he/she thought they wanted — that doesn’t mean it is His will.
So let’s not lay the blame at His feet if today goes as man has been scheming for decades.

It is never GOD’s will (desire) for evil to triumph even for a season.
So why does He allow it?     
WISDOM.
His Wisdom.
Wisdom we most often presently are unable to comprehend.

Will GOD yet get glory from whatever comes today?
For sure He will.
Will He redeem and make good for His children whatever shameful and godless acts occur today?
Absolutely He will. However, it may take a while and we best hang with Him for the long haul.

So, today and days to come will be proving ground for us – let’s not fail our Father or each other. 
This I know without prayer and Scripture I will surely fail. 
How about you? 

Father, I sure hope those guys are right but if they are not YOU are still MY GOD and my Saviour.  Hallelujah and Amen. 

Isaiah 55:8-9  (NKJV)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. source

2 Peter 3:9  (NKJV) 
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. source

 

Reckon?

Covid 19.
Brought to us by Satan and his serfs. 
Meant by him to steal, kill, and destroy we, the people. 
In stepped the Government. Purportedly for our good. Not so!

What satan meant for evil, GOD allowed for our salvation. 
However, the Powers that Be, saw it as an opportunity to advance their own agendas, line their pockets and place themselves as gods and rulers over us. Power is addictive. It’s the Opioid of the elite. 
These Powers loomed themselves so large as to hide or at least obscure the path of the ill to GOD.
The government decades ago began putting programs in place to make it easier for people to line up for a check than trust GOD to provide for them. 
Does that mean that I think all Government Social Programs are corrupt? Actually, I do. 
There’s a much more effective way than the Government to help People in Need. 

I wanted us as a Nation to trust GOD in this Covid attack instead of people like Fauci. Fauci’s way was social distancing, isolation, masks, and now a vaccine – divide and conquer is the tactic. It has worked for eons to advance the kingdom of Darkness.
And what could have been an awakening to the Love and Power of GOD has destroyed more than we have yet been able to reckon.
Is this GOD’s will? 
No.
It is His will that we all come to repentance and be saved. 2 Peter 3:9

Is it too late? 
I don’t know. 
You will need to ask HIM that question for yourself. 

Is it too late for the Nation? 
I don’t know. 
I’m still praying and waiting.

And this is the way I see it. 

John 10:10  (NKJV)
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. source 

Example

Mark 2: 16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”  source

Our sins have made us sick, but the GOOD NEWS is JESUS IS THE HEALER. 

Mark 2: 10 But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority to pardon sins on earth. . ..” He tells the paralyzed man, 
11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home!”
12 At once the man got up, took his mat, and walked before them all. They were all astonished and glorified God, saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this!” source

May each of you see things today that astonish you and cause you to Glorify GOD. 

2 Peter 2: 21 For you were called to this, because Messiah also suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow in His footsteps:
22 “He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.”
23 When He was abused, He did not return the abuse. While suffering, He made no threats. Instead, He kept entrusting Himself to the One who judges righteously. 24 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we, removed from sins, might live for righteousness. “By His wounds you were healed.” 
25 For you like sheep were going astray, 
but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. source

Please be encouraged today, The Shepherd and Guardian of your soul IS. . .  .