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Carpet Color?

Have you as I often heard or even said yourself, we can agree to disagree?”

I have come to think that is not Biblical.
I have yet to find an address in Scripture that says we are allowed to agree to disagree.
Example.
Paul and Barnabas had such a disagreement they parted company.
They did not agree to disagree.
Their disagreement had to do with John Mark. (Don’t you just love that name? John Mark. Sounds like his mama could have yelled that out the backdoor so well.)

Paul did not want John Mark to go along on their next missionary journey and Barnabas did.
Check it out
HERE.
Sometime later Paul changed his mind about John Mark. (2 Timothy 4:11)
So perhaps he and Barnabas came to a time they could keep company again even before they got to Heaven.
I hope so.

It is the will of the Father that His children be of one accord. (See Acts 2)

Scripture asks us this question:

Amos 3:3  (NKJV) Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? source

In the Body of Christ, we don’t get to agree to disagree over Sin.
We don’t get to agree to disagree over Scripture.
We get to come together in one accord and pray until we KNOW what GOD has said and we both agree with HIM which puts us in agreement with one another.

Red carpet or Blue carpet?
Really? Are we going to divide the Body over that?!
For these kinds of matters to bring us to hot words and slamming doors means we have far, far, far uglier problems in our hearts than carpet color.download (6)

Spring Forward

Luke 14:25  (NKJV)
25 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to themsource

This verse is speaking of Yeshua, of course.
Multitudes followed Him to hear Him preach. 

After Jesus’ resurrection, ascension, and Holy Spirit had come the Disciples preached.

Acts 2:41 (AMP) 
41 So then, those who accepted his message were baptized; and on that day about 3,000 souls were added [to the body of believers]. source

Acts 2:46-47 (NKJV) 
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. source

Acts 4:4  (AMP) But many of those who heard the message [of salvation] believed [in Jesus and accepted Him as the Christ]. And the number of the men came to be about 5,000.  source

Spring forward from Century 1 to now the 21st Century – what happened? 
Multitudes followed Yeshua to hear what He would say.
Thousands upon thousands, even 3,000 in a day heard Peter preach and believed The Gospel. They got SAVED.

Where are the multitudes in the 21st Century being CHANGED by The GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST
What happened? 

Will you pray?
Will you pray according to Luke 10:2?

Luke 10:2  (AMP) 
He was saying to them, “The harvest is abundant [for there are many who need to hear the good news about salvation], but the workers [those available to proclaim the message of salvation] are few. Therefore, [prayerfully] ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. source

 
21st century
The 21st century is the current century in the Anno Domini era or Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 2001, and will end on December 31, 2100. The 21st century is the first century of the 3rd millennium. Wikipedia
 
How many millenniums will we have? 

Open and Read

I am here with a little reading for today; recommending to you the Second Chapter of Acts. 
Chapter 2   
Even though I am providing you with the close of that chapter within this post, I hope you will open the link and read the whole of it. 

40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 
41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized, and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.  source

Could anything be more needed than we be saved from this perverse generation?
How could it be? This saving from this perverse generation?
Keep reading and you will find the answers. 
It happened in the early church age – 3,000 people in one day. 
Now that’s a movement!

Pray dear family, pray!

I’m Saying

I am saying it again.
I am not a prophet.
I am not a Scholar.
I am not a Theologian. 
I am a simple woman with some age on her who has been born from above for a few decades. 
I have learned some things but not nearly enough. 

I think life is about to get exciting for the children of the Re-Birth.
We are about to be offered the privilege of suffering for our Beautiful, Holy, Loving Jesus.
For some of us, our own families are going to turn on us. It has already begun.

The open haters of GOD and the religious folk who do not know GOD but think they do are even now stepping up their game to silence us – one way or the other.
Presently people of the Conservative persuasion have been grouped in with us and are being heavily targeted.
It is not going to get better.
Congress and Others in Washington and across the country do not wish to be our friends.
They have more than proven they are not interested in Truth and Justice for all. 

I hope I am wrong; time will tell.
Today I do not see evidence that America is going to heal.
I don’t see evidence the vast divide is going to heal because people only heal if repentance and forgiveness are abundant in the giving and receiving.
Just today I saw hate spewed with glee from the very leaders that are old enough to know better, but they don’t. 

So.
I do get tired of the lies and hate spewed daily and I get tired of the bias and the lack of prosecution of the Elite, but I am praying and I am waiting.
I am certain my Father will do justly when the doing of same will do the most good for the most people.
Nothing gets wasted by Him – not even sin.
He uses it to bring repentance and deliverance to those who will hear Him. 

Back to my initial reason for coming here. 
We are about to be offered the privilege of suffering for Jesus.

Because the sins of the CHRIST-Rejectors and the Religious are increasing, more and more they shall turn on us.
They cannot reach GOD but as the Father allows, they will seek to hurt us.
And we shall be hurt BUT WE SHALL NOT BE ETERNALLY HARMED.
They do not have the power to do that. 

We can and should expect GOD to show up.
We can and should expect miracles that we have heretofore not seen.
We can and should expect Holy Spirit to comfort us, shield us, and supply our every need, every step of the hard and cruel ways that are fast approaching. 
The Devil is mad and so are his people.
He has but a short time (in comparison to what he has had). 

Now because the people belonging to the evil one are driven and controlled by him, they are coming for us – we must not greet them with anger.
Believe me, I KNOW what a tall order that is! 
In the natural (in the flesh) I am a Tennessee hot-head!
I also know this: The anger of man does not bring about the righteousness of GOD. See
James 1:20.

Am I suggesting making ourselves their punching bags? 
Absolutely not!

I am saying seek the Righteousness of our Father in our thoughts and our deeds.
I am saying let Him teach us to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 

Matthew 10:16  (AMP)
16 “Listen carefully: I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be wise as serpents, and innocent as doves [have no self-serving agenda].  source

I am saying our Brothers and Sisters in the Early Church counted all as loss for JESUS. We are about to get that same privilege. They prepared this way: 

Acts 17:11 (NLT) 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. source

Notice it does not say they read the Scripture for 5 minutes and then ran out the door. 
They SEARCHED the Scripture DAILY. 

And if we want to live well in the coming days, we shall do the same. 

Two in White

The Acts of the Apostles it reads. 
Penned by Luke we believe; not considered an Apostle. A physician. A friend to Paul.  

Please Read.
(If you are like me, you will find Holy Comfort in this passage.)

Acts 1: Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 
And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 
11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” source

Two things.
One.       Note He did not say the kingdom would not be restored, He said it was not for them to know when. 
Two.       He did not say you will witness about Me.  He said you shall BE witnesses. A Witness is who we ARE while we wait. 

Okay. Three things.     I wonder if those two men who stood by in white apparel were the same two we met at the tomb? John 20:12

This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.

Amen. Come LORD JESUS. 

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