Sunday, February 1, 2009

Resting in grace

Hi Friends,
Hope that this finds you all well. We are doing ok, everyone has been sick here, so we haven't been on much, resting as much as needed. Mommy is sick as well, so this makes for a long week. Migranes and sinus ickiness is no fun, Hannah has still got an upset tummy, and starting to cough again. We are watching out for the seal or barking cough, it usually indecates broncitus, so we are trying to avoid that. God Has been so good, we have avoided a trip to the hospital, so that is a blessing. We have been inside a lot lately, and so cabin fever sets in, we did run out to walmart last night for a few groceries, but that was about it, then we were able to go to church this morining, I enjoyed the message, it was on
"God's Super Bowls" Revelation, 15 and 16 : 2-17,
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image.
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man]: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."

Wow, can you imagine what is in store for those who are left here when jesus comes back.... It really makes me think of unsaved friends and family. I want my life to be one that others can see Jesus through me, I may be the only example of Jesus the ever see. I don't want them to stumble because of me. It makes me want to be positive that everyone I meet is exposed to Gods word, and His plan of salvation. One lost soul for Jesus a month, and be read for the opportunities that God gives me to witness for Him. Will you go with me?
I pray that you each have a blessed week, Keep Jesus first, and serve Him as you go.
Much Love and Prayer's,
Lori and crew


beckyo said...

God made it so easy for us. All we have to do is accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Just think if it was like on the Old Testament days when they had to do the blood sacrifice. Let my little third cousin Hannah know I'm praying for her and her whole family. Blessings in Christ, Becky O.

Lisa said...

I wish serving God was on everyone's list of priorities but since it is not I hope my life sheads light on Him and His Goodness.
I hope you all get well soon, you are in my thoughts and prayers.