From K.Fincher Family Ministry-Words of Encouragement Page 1 for August 2015
Many major events have been happening lately from supreme court ruling of the legalization of gay marriages in all 50 states to talk of a new currency reserve of the chinese to overpower and weaken or crash the u.s. Dollar to the prediction of end times prophecy saying Obama is the last president before russia blasts an emp and who knows the day or the hour it does get me thinking when I read these thing: how close our we? Should I be doing something to prepare? Their's people all over the world that are preparing for the end of the world, should we as Believers be doing the same? I've prayed about this and the Lord's answer to me is NO not in the way these people of the world even some claiming to be christians are. We prepare by keeping our lamp going with plenty of oil not by purchasing guns, amo, setting up underground housing, buying a years worth of food stock. We are to be a light of hope, faith, and love to the lost souls in this world who are living by the flesh, fear, and hate. If I spent all my time and resources preparing for the end I wouldn't have anything to give today. Does this make sense? I hope this will bring some light on that topic and subject matter. I can't just start learning to live like the amish as this predicter suggests. I must keep my faith and focus on the Lord where He has planted me in this world and culture. The Lord assures us in His word that He will take care of us tomorrow we are to prepare for today and not worry about tomorrow and to daily work hard but not to live in fear of what is to come. Reference: Matthew 6:33
We are to concern ourselves with the work at hand in bringing people to Christ the more we do this the closer we can get to Christs return and going home. Amen! So I believe it's our duty to plant seeds to many every chance we get that seed is sharing our belief and faith in Jesus Christ and believe me saying that will produce seeds of faith in others its a great opportunity we have in this dark and evil age of leadership and people. We can not despair or turn luke warm at such a time as this. This is the time and age of speaking up and speaking out for our Beliefs and embracing who we are in Christ. To plant our roots where He has us and making use of the resources where you are and no matter where you are our God is bigger than our troubles and our problems and will give us strength to face the fears we have and to help us overcome our flesh so we can stand up and praise Him through the storms. Amen!
References: Ecclesiastes 3
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4
“12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”