8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Is the Lord calling you? Are you listening? Or are you hiding? God knows where you are and what you are trying to hide from Him, but He still loves you. Run to Him! Listen to Him! Obey His call! He loves you and offers forgiveness!
The Day of the Lord
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For the day of the Lord is coming,
For it is at hand:
2 A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong,
The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.
3 A fire devours before them,
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them.
4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like swift steeds, so they run.
5 With a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.
What will happen when the trumpet sounds? Are you ready? Is everyone you care about ready? The trumpet will sound! The Lord will return! We must be ready. We must share the Lord with ALL and choose repentance and salvation. Believe in the Lord and Receive His gift. Ask for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and witness to others. The trumpet will sound! The Day of the Lord is at hand! #TrumpetSound #Lord'sReturn #SoundtheAlarm
A Plea for Relief from Persecutors
I cry out to the Lord with my voice;
With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication.
I pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare before Him my trouble.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
Then You knew my path.
In the way in which I walk
They have secretly set a snare for me.
Look on my right hand and see,
For there is no one who acknowledges me;
Refuge has failed me;
No one cares for my soul.
I cried out to You, O Lord:
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.
Attend to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison,
That I may praise Your name;
The righteous shall surround me,
For You shall deal bountifully with me.”
Have you cried out to the Lord? Are you felling persecuted today by family, friends, other believers? Pour our your heart to God. He knows how you feel. But know that God loves you and is waiting for you to ask Him for relief. Why? So when relief comes we know it's from the Lord. We will praise Him as He gives us strength to carry on. We show Him our love for Him by forgiving our persecutors, praying for them and being filled with joy and peace knowing He is in control and "All is well". The Lord is our deliverer, our provider, our strength, and our refuge. Be a blessing and you will be blessed. #Persecuted #Forgiven #Delivered #BeaBlessing #BeBlessed
1 John 3:1-3
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other in this life. Share your hope in God with all you treasure! Love unconditionally, Laugh together, Forgive ALL hurts and offenses. Be the child of God He wants you to BE.
in whom we have redemption through His blood,[a] the forgiveness of sins.
A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray. No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I have been redeemed and all my sins forgiven. The redeemed shall walk on the highway of Holiness! Have you accepted Christ? If yes you too have been redeemed!
“Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet they seek Me daily,
And delight to know My ways,
As a nation that did righteousness,
And did not forsake the ordinance of their God.
They ask of Me the ordinances of justice;
They take delight in approaching God.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?
Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’
“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,
And exploit all your laborers.
Indeed you fast for strife and debate,
And to strike with the fist of wickedness.
You will not fast as you do this day,
To make your voice heard on high.
Is it a fast that I have chosen,
A day for a man to afflict his soul?
Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush,
And to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Would you call this a fast,
And an acceptable day to the Lord?
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
When we "fast" are we doing it as called by God or Man? When God calls us to a fast He always gives us the strength we need to "keep" the fast. He also leads us closer to Him for His glory not ours. Today is Day of Atonement a God called sanctification, fast and self examination for repentance of sin and rightness through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. This is an acceptable day of the Lord.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Simplicity is the keynote of God's Kingdom! Love and reference the humble and simple. CHOOSE SIMPLE THINGS ALWAYS! God's love and forgiveness is the simple way to eternal life.
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