“. . . An assembly of treacherous men. “And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me,” says the LORD. “Everyone take heed to his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; For every brother will utterly supplant, And every neighbor will walk with slanderers. Everyone will deceive his neighbor, And will not speak the truth; They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and try them; For how shall I deal with the daughter of My people? Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait. Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?”” (Jeremiah 9:2c–9, NKJV)
Bring your petitions before the Lord with clean hands:
“… let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:10b-12 NKJV)
Analyze your life in the light of God’s Word, bring everything under His subjection in repentance and aim to lead a holy life with His help.
Relationships and You
Have you been having difficulties with your relationships? One of the famous characters of the Bible, Jacob was not by any means an exception. He had to return to his homeland after working many years for Laban. While his brother, Esau, was coming to meet him with 400 men, Jacob used his wisdom to ease the tension of this strenuous relationship by being humble and sending Esau expensive gifts. Jacob then bowed to the ground seven times while approaching his brother and humbly calling himself a servant.
Perhaps, we should rethink our ways and approaches in our relationships. Humbleness and the right words can do wonders. Jesus concept of turning the other cheek is nothing more than a proposal of a warless way to handle situations around us. Perhaps, next time we feel like going on strike and prove our rights, we should restrain ourselves with the perfection of our heavenly Father, for He sends rain and sun to both the just and the unjust.
Read: Genesis 32, 33 & Matthew 5:38-48
Someone has said: “A wise man learns from mistakes of others, a smart man learns from his own mistakes, and foolish learns from none.” We all surrounded by people who are either successful and/or failures. The temporary success or failure doesn’t immediately give us permission to analyze and adopt the actions of such people. For we know that what seemed like a failure started to bloom and things which beamed with success turned out to be complete embarrassing failures. We see this in the example of Joseph and his time as a slave. Before making any true judgment of things, one needs to take into consideration the foundation and focus of one’s direction. Any company, home or character built on the integrity of the word of God can succeed or come out clean , regardless of difficulties in the process. Anything that is built on lies and manipulation, will eventually bring corruption no matter how successful it seemed in the beginning.
I found Bible as the only source of true wisdom for everything we deal with in our day. It has moral laws, which if people truly adopt and live by can never fail. The true success of one’s life and work will be determined through a long period of time and will be analyzed at the final days of every person. Solomon has been successful in the beginning, because the Lord was the core of His success. But he has failed miserably and he is not remembered as well as his father David. David on the contrary has had some failures, but no other king has such a positive outcome. David is still popular through many generations afterwards.
It is absolutely sad to see strong , successful people to fail over simple things that could have been avoided. Samson has lost his strength for he loved gentile women. There was no reason to break God’s law by seeking women outside of Israel, for we have a great record that women of his nation come with exceptional charm.
I find it very useful to study this great book that is called the Holy Bible. Spend very much time with it and with its Author. Pay attention to the people mentioned in this book. Learn their positive and negative moves and their successes and failures. Also, remember the perfectionism is possible only with God. Failures are normal to humans. Just don’t allow those failures to keep you down for too long, nor your successes make you boast into pride (which will make you fail.) Seek God for His wisdom and His direction in your life. Remember, even though beginning is important, the end shows the final results.
I want to share with you one Christian man’s vision about coming great revival:
“I saw in the hands of the Lord а Cup in a form of a large bowl. I have never seen such a big Cup in my life. This Cup was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit or Revival. This Bowl contained a revival that is to come on the whole earth.
I saw the nature of this revival. It is full of miracles that the church and the world have never seen before. The authority of Jesus Christ will be so great that at the name of Jesus every knee will indeed bow. The mentioning of the name of Jesus Christ will produce a variety of wonders during the prayer meetings and worship. I saw how large rocks and mountains (natural and spiritual strongholds) were literally being dissolved into powder. Liberation, which was impossible to achieve by human forces, were taking place through the name of Jesus Christ. Yet, some of the believers that the Lord used to operate through spiritual gifts became skeptics. Many will say, “I cannot believe that of God.” Just as in the time of Jesus Christ they called Him the son of Beelzebub, so will these people react. For it will be too incredible to believe! However, He is God, to whom nothing can be too incredible! He created the earth! Just like computer information speedily transfers from one place to another, so will this awakening grow and spread rapidly. The Awakening will be swift. The church will be a True Body. The Lord will use His vessels to deliver His information by transporting people in a physical form. To the church it will become normal to suddenly meet a person from the other end of the earth, who will inform them of what the Holy Spirit is doing there. Such people will be like “backpacks” shaking out the contents of His miracles in order for them to begin to happen in that place. They will be transported to the other end of the earth to carry the movement of the Holy Spirit. There were no Mega-churches, but there were Evangelical meetings that held thousands of people. Home groups, consisting of a hundred to two-hundred people, were called churches. I watched it from the top. Those churches were like small lights scattered all over the land, as stars are scattered throughout the sky.
I witnessed the filling of the cup. It was being filled with the prayers of intercessors whom God set up all over the face of the earth. To each intercessor was given the knowledge of the nature of the awakening, depending on the region. The intercessors were taught by the Lord what to intercede for. He placed a special burden on them what to intercede and pray for by revealing the nature of the revival the Lord wants to bring in that region. When they began to feel and understand the Lord’s heart, intercession flowed freely. Their prayers were full of His emotions, struggles, and joys. Their prayers had real power. I saw the Cup being filled by the intercessions from all over the world. Every prayer was counted. (I personally believe that intercessors have a prophetic gifting, for the things they intercede and the way they intercede are prophetic in nature and given by God.)
Once the Cup will be filled, then the Lord will overturn it and there will be a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the earth. This revival will touch all the land at once. This will be an instant awakening or revival. People will receive what they prayed for in an instant. Things they saw in their visions and revelations will begin to manifest. Outpouring will start in the areas where intercessors prayed.
Pay special attention to the fact that the foundation of all these events was prayer. Intercessors are people to whom God gives the ability to see His vision for the place that they are located. So I would especially like to encourage them. Maybe today you received from God some revelations and visions that you are stunned with and they are very difficult to believe. However, trust me, they are from God and they are inevitable. I want to say another thing to the intercessors: continue to be inspired and pray for what God reveals to you. Fill the cup. The more we pray, the more the Holy Spirit will fill the Cup, and the sooner it will be poured out on earth. I would also like to mention that there will be few intercessors.
There will be specific people through which God will create unique things on earth. I do not know what was so special about them. It could have been their calling or their special dedication to God. They will do a unique thing; something new from Heaven that will be manifested on earth. It will be ordained by God. So the same way that God created the world by His Word, saying, “Let there be…,” -and it was as He determined, so will those intercessors know what God wants to create on this earth. God will use them and they will proclaim the will of God, and it will be executed on earth. This is what I have seen.
My word to the intercessors: Be encouraged by the Spirit who reveals Himself to you and shows you the things to come. I know that you exist because God has shown you to me. You exist all over the face of the earth, and each of you have insight of the revival that God has ordained in your area according to what He has predestined. I know the traits of the revival where I am. I know what I’m supposed to pray for and what we should pray for together and you know, as well. Be blessed! Jesus Christ is coming! Amen.”
The man wants to remain anonymous, but wishes to share this revelation and to encourage intercessors to pray and dare for things God reveals to them and puts on their hearts.
Please share for the glory of God! Thank you! Be blessed!