“Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:12-16)
Good morning. While I was in a Home Depot store the other day, a lady came up to me looking for concrete patch in a tube. I showed her where it was, and then told her I liked her shirt. Her shirt had “I Love Jesus” across the front. I believe, if I remember correctly, that she said she had been saved for around 43 years.
Camille and I were going to take the Toyota to the dealer to get it fixed. I asked her if there was anything she needed out of the car: just her Bible. I grabbed it and proceeded to walk across the street where my truck was parked. A voice called out, “We really need that today more than ever.” I said, “What?”, turning around startled. A woman parked in front of my house, sitting in her car, said, “The Bible.”, and we had a little conversation about Jesus coming back soon.
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” (Joel 2:28-29)
God promises, in the end days to pour out His Spirit. We are definitely in the end times. Every thing is in place. Matthew 4:16 says…
“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16)
America is sitting in darkness, in the region and shadow of death. We as a nation have turned our backs on God. The Sodomites are running rampant throughout our nation. We’ve removed God from our government offices, and our schools. The atheists are trying to get ‘In God We Trust’ off our money, and ‘One Nation Under God’ out of our pledge. But whether the Liberal-Commie-Nazi-Socialists want to believe it: we are still ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Take a look at the last paragraph from George Washington’s first inaugural address…
“Having thus imparted to you my sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the Human Race in humble supplication that, since He has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquillity, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and the advancement of their happiness, so His divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.” (George Washington on April 30, 1789)
We must depend on God, and we haven’t. We have become full of ourselves: we don’t need God, we can do it by ourselves. And it is the Christian’s responsibility to intercede with God. If my people which are called by my name… if… if… if…
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14)
Our land needs healing. Little by little, lights are beginning to spring up. Last year we even said Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. And with God, all things are possible. It reminds me of a passage from Ezekiel…
“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” (Ezekiel 37:1-10)
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