Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book of Joel

Jesus IS Lord!
Have been spending a lot of time alone lately, reading the Bible, meditating on what He says to me through it. The more I read it, the more I see how short I fall from the true place He has called me to walk in. We are all called to "die to self", and take up our cross daily and walk with it. We are also to "reckon yourself dead to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ". I reckon that is the truth! You know that Jesus was the "Firstborn of MANY brethren". He also says that we were with Him in the beginning, before the foundation of the world! I guess that makes us a lot older than we look. We were created in Christ Jesus for good works. Another, "As He is, so are we in this world". The Book of Joel is being manifested right before our eyes. This is truly the season of the outpouring of the early and latter rains together. Don't know if you have ever bothered to open your Bible and actually read the Book of Joel. I have and is points out some things about the sun and the moon. Once is that the moon is covered in blood, and the sun is darkened. I believe the moon represents the Church which reflects the Light of the Son. Being covered in blood suggests that the Church is suffering to the point of martyrdom. "He who seeks to save his life shall lose it, but he who loses his life for My name's sake shall find it and receive everlasting life". That means dying to self, and loving God more than your own life. The new man is put on once the old man is dead. That can only be done through faith in Christ.
I just learned my little brother Jim is having surgery today. Will go see him in hospital. Your prayers for him are appreciciated. "As you do unto the least of My brithren, so do ye unto Me".
Bless you

1 comment:

  1. I hope your brothers surgery went well.
    I have been skipping around your thoughts
    and i too believe you are being attacked by demons-or demon.
    many christians believe that Demons are no longer permitted by God to attack them once they have accepted Christ as their Savior.
    you and i would challenge this wouldnt we?
    You would be a great prize for them to weaken
    and have you doubt your faith.
    Patrick you have all the tools you will ever need to fight them and i too shall help you.
    and whenever two are gathered in his name Christ will be with them.
    everynight at 7:00 i am going to talk to our Lord about this matter and this way one day after you read this you will join me and the 3 of us together will rid you of this creature.
    but i must warn you the first few days after its forced exit it likes to get in a few last
    they will be felt externally but do not be afraid it is just checking its old home to see if the welcome mat is out again.
    just say the Lords prayer and it will flee and soon be gone forever.
    pretty soon you will be strong enough that when another attempts to cause you grief you will be able to recognize it at once and it will be no more of a battle than swatting at an insect.