Psalm 75

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I love it when snippets of scripture pop out and I get new insight!  Read this Psalm, which is clearly speaking of the tribulation to come.  Focus on the last verse.  I love it!
 

Psalm 75

For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph. A song to be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”

We thank you, O God!
    We give thanks because you are near.
    People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
God says, “At the time I have planned,
    I will bring justice against the wicked.
When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil,
    I am the one who keeps its foundations firm. Interlude
“I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’
    I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists!
Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens
    or speak with such arrogance.’”
For no one on earth—from east or west,
    or even from the wilderness—
    should raise a defiant fist.[a]
It is God alone who judges;
    he decides who will rise and who will fall.
For the Lord holds a cup in his hand
    that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours out the wine in judgment,
    and all the wicked must drink it,
    draining it to the dregs.
But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done;
    I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked,
    but I will increase the power of the godly.”
 

As I pondered on the last verse, I thought about how we often think of power as having to do with physical strength, but I realized the power given to each one of us may go beyond that.  It may be the spiritual fortitude to stand firm and be willing to die for your faith, even if you know that ISIS is going to take your children and put them in sex slave trade.  Or it could be the power to love in spite of torture from your persecutors.  It might even be power to hold on to our faith and hope, in the midst of the worst of circumstances, refusing to waver from what we know is true in the Word of God.

**For those who don’t know, I no longer believe in a pre-tribulation rapture.  I believe that is a lie that has been fed to the church for many years.  It’s a lie that is going to cause a lot of people to lose their faith in the days ahead.  If you’d like to read more on what changed my mind, please click here.   There is also a very enlightening, and easy-to-understand video teaching on this topic:

Watchman, What of the Night?

This is a fabulous message!  He gives great insights into what is ahead for us and how to maneuver through them.

Watchman What of the Night 
A Sermon by Nathan Leal

Are you Downtrodden? Struggling in your faith? Confused?

Do you need Spiritual encouragement in this late hour?
This audio sermon examines Isaiah’s calling to be a watchman for his people who were afraid, and offers hope and encouragement for you.
This sermon comes with a promise to touch those who are hungry for God.
In His Service,
Nathan Leal

 

Download the Audio by right clicking this link to save to you PC.

 

http://watchmanscry.com/audio/sermon_watchman_what_of_the_night.mp3

Nathan Leal,
Watchman’s Cry

The Revelation 12 Sign

This video is VERY interesting!  And even more so when you keep these scriptures in mind:

Genesis 1:14: And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Luke 21:25: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.

Quiet Restful Habitation in the Midst of Chaos

In Me You Will Find a Quiet Restful Habitation of Peace

This is such a powerful word, even addressing the shepherds who are tickling itching ears.  We have great persecution coming to us.  Time to armor up, stay grounded in the Word, and hidden in the shadow of His wings.

God is Calling Us to Walk in Darkest Period in History

I Am Calling You to Walk in the Darkest Period of Human History

This post resonates with me.  Over the last several months, I have felt that it was more imperative than ever to get deep into the Word, to be mindful of the armor God has provided for us, and to understand that our fight is not with the those whom we see with our visible eyes.  This post confirms everything I have been sensing in my own spirit.

10 Things that must Happen Before the Rapture

This blog post covers some really interesting information and it puts it in a way that is very easy to understand.

Ephesians 1

Ephesians 1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

I frequently pray for God to grant me a spirit of wisdom and revelation, and even more so as we see the beginning of all things (when the Lord sets up His kingdom) drawing near.  So when I’m praying for that, I am often focused on the turbulent things we know we must face before that new beginning.  I am looking to Him for any “secrets” He wants to reveal to me regarding things to come, things I need to do to prepare, etc.

I was going through this chapter and writing in my notebook things that stood out to me.  So after this verse that I pray so often, I see this:

18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),

19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe

This verse stood out because it’s like He’s saying, “Ok, daughter, now here’s a reminder for you in the midst of the dark, turbulent times — I can still flood your heart with my light so that you remember the hope to which I have called you AND so you can remember that in the midst of the battle, you still have available to you an immeasurable, unlimited, great power because you believe.”

What an encouragement!

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