“Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.” 1 Corinthians 11:33 NKJV
Do you already have a relationship with a powerful God who cares about your every need because He loves you? Did you know my God can communicate with you and protect you – He has a plan for you to prosper if you just submit to His will and let His plan play out in your life!!! God wants a relationship with you and has already made a plan for your life. He loves you so much He sent His son to this world, to die as a sacrifice for your sins and rise from death with victory over sin and the ability to have a personal relationship with you.
Do you want to know truth? Be able to discern lies? Know how to figure it all out in these confusing times and have peace? The Bible says Jesus is the truth. I have experienced it and it has changed my life. I was once a hot mess of sin, promiscuity, drug and alcohol use and so much more. But I was lost and when I could not find my way, or find a truth, I numbed it with bad choses. When I found Jesus, and truth – I found peace and deliverance from those things.
If you want a relationship with God without truth you will get the counterfeit, hypocritical Christianity that has kept some of you away for too long. You need truth and relationship. You need to be honest with yourself and God (including honest repentance) and God will reveal truth to you. It becomes the two way, interaction that your relationship with God is built on. This is why Jesus is called the truth, because he is our only way to the Father.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NIV
Here is a prayer for you to pray:
Jesus, I believe you are the way, the truth, the life, and the only way to the Father. I believe you are the son of God, you came to Earth and lived. That you died on the cross as a sacrifice for my sins, and rose again so that I may be saved from my sins and be able to get to know you. I declare: Jesus, you are Lord!
Therefore, I confess that I am a sinner and I ask that you forgive me of my sins and come into my life. Help me to turn away from my sins and transform me into what you have lovingly created me to be. Help me through a real personal relationship grow and accept your will for my life – that I may live in your blessings. Please walk with me, and talk with me – I accept a relationship with you and with our Father God, through you. In the name of Jesus I pray ~ Amen
Dear Heavenly Father – Please give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of who you are, who Jesus is, and who the Holy Spirit is. Open the eyes of our understanding, please, so we may know the hope of our calling and the vast sovereignty and power of the grace of the cross. Please do not let us miss out on what you want and need from us today. Lord, I pray that your word prepares us and not scares us! We forbid the works and influences of fear over your word and our sound mind. And please keep us and bless us and shine your face upon us and pour out grace over us and give us peace! Thank you! – In Jesus name we pray, Amen
Today’s reading is the Book of First Corinthians chapter 11 (embedded below for your convenience in the NKJV).
Worship and the Lord’s Supper
11 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.
13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given [a]to her for a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
Conduct at the Lord’s Supper
17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be [b]recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. 21 For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame [c]those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
Institution of the Lord’s Supper
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, [d]“Take, eat; this is My body which is [e]broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and [f]blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks [g]in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the [h]Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many [i]sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.
- 1 Corinthians 11:15 M omits to her
- 1 Corinthians 11:19 Lit. manifest, evident
- 1 Corinthians 11:22 The poor
- 1 Corinthians 11:24 NU omits Take, eat
- 1 Corinthians 11:24 NU omits broken
- 1 Corinthians 11:27 NU, M the blood
- 1 Corinthians 11:29 NU omits in an unworthy manner
- 1 Corinthians 11:29 NU omits Lord’s
- 1 Corinthians 11:30 Are dead
MEMORY VERSE CHALLENGE:
Today is the last day with this verse. How did you do? do you have it memorized? I find if I recite it 3 or four time each day, when I get to this section, then by the end of the month, I’ve got it or I am close. What are your memorization secrets?
John 20:31– “but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
Woo-Hoo! Today is one of my favorite passages! Alright, I know – I say that about almost every passage. But you know I love the ones that give us insight as to who God is and how the spirit world works. Because this world we see with our human eyes is cursed and dying and reality is in spirit. All things are formed and take shape there first, then manifest in “our world”. If we want to know what is up – walk “in Him” and in the Spirit. But that is not this book. Let’s stick with 1 Corinthians for now.
We have discussed, in depth, the plight of women in the Roman world. Where women would rather stay a slave in order to have the covering and rights under the law – instead of being destitute and uncovered and without rights. And the covering I speak of is the “ownership” of a father, husband or slave owner.
Well, in Corinth (as city over saturated with pagan temples, with only Ephesus surpassing them in number) women had earned rights ALSO by becoming priestesses in these pagan temples! Well, isn’t that an attractive offer from the devil himself. Some of these rights – were literally a matter of independent survival. So as you can imagine… if some women gained rights independent of a man “owning” them, suddenly all woman wanted them.
As we discussed back in 2020 and 2021 – civil disobedience and fighting for the right to be free is a good thing in the eyes of God, within certain parameters. For example: masks (which were the center of our 2020 and 2021 discussion). As we know, I walked gently for unity sake and not to offend, but I erred on the side of being maskless. However, I saw some refuse masks with passion and anger – honestly, they were rebelling against the government. Here is the tricky thing: to show civil disobedience without giving room to the enemy and entertaining the spirit of rebellion. When I caught myself moving in the wrong direction, in a LITERAL act of humility, I put on my mask.
We are at the point now, where a masked person shows us what spirit is in control of them and it ain’t Holy! Yes, more so now than ever before in this pandemic.
So in an act of civil disobedience, women in the first century Roman Empire began to remove their head coverings (a symbol that they were cared for and owned) and man (normally without cover) began to wear hats in solidarity (which later, both became fashion). Even women in the church. So Paul was about to nip the nonsense in the bud before the spirit of rebellion ran rampant through the church destroying the works of God. In the process, Paul reveals a couple spiritual truths that, when understood and practiced give more power to you when you are in battle. Is there something MORE powerful than the Word of God rightly divided? Yes. The Word of God rightly divided in proper authority.
I am getting ahead of myself – we haven’t even begun to dig in!
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” Verse one.
Right out of the gate! The depth of this is astounding! When we read Romans, Paul confesses his flesh battle, which we all have and none are without. This fallible man wants us to follow him as he follows Christ. I must admit – I am not sure I could ever be so bold! I will happily share my experience, good and bad, so you can learn from it… but DO not imitate me, lest I lead us both astray! Or – that is my fear as I am still flesh. Let me instead point you to Jesus! Follow him as I follow Him! But I see what Paul is saying. Paul is also much stronger than me and I have not yet been tested with my life literally on the line. (Yet – God forbid, but there might come a day.) But we all have been tested with our soul on the line and treat it with self-given and grieved grace. Repent and learn to live humbly.
“2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.”
Paul’s formula, book after book, after book and repetitively throughout is: lovingly encourage, praise them, then swing the hammer of correction, then instruction, and finally some more love. Modern management methodologies use a simplified version of this with praise, discipline, praise. Which doesn’t hit the same. It leaves out the love and instruction, which are key components to people buying in to what you are saying.
“3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
Insight. There is order to the spirit world, Order to our Father’s design and a process to follow. A Petty Officer never steps above a Captain because he would be out of order and out of line. I hold the rank of woman in the army of God. I was made for this. It is my calling and my created purpose. I must stay in line.
I am also single and have no father covering – so many of you think – if I answer direct to Jesus it is no wonder I am a fan of this “old” system. Well, girl-friend, let me tell you. It is much more complicated than that. Yes, Jesus is my husband and at the end of the day I answer to Him and not to humans and not to demons. But I have submitted myself to the authority of my church as God led me. And when I visit a friend, whose husband is a pastor, in his home I submit to him with his wife, spiritually. I stay under the covering of whoever has the authority in that place as long as they are submitted to God.
Paul explains it first socially, in relation to honor:
“4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.”
In modern USA, honor is not a thing. Disrespect is an epidemic. But honor was a huge part of Roman culture. Their word and honor were the foundation of their lives. If they were too dishonored – they could even lose their rights! However their honor system was not based on a moral system, so many corrupt leaders held great honor and were even worshiped as gods.
Before we judge them too quickly – look at the lies in our generation and know – the enemy uses the same tactic then and today. They bought a lie and looked stupid – we too look stupid in believing the enemies lies.
“7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.”
Paul then pulls us from Roman custom into a spiritual truth – our created purpose. Why has the enemy corrupted what defines a woman, especially if we are not a biologist? Same question regarding men? Because God created it that way with intention, giving authority to the title of Man and Woman in their place. Women are not less than men – they are different and created different and I do not think we can even compare our assignments. The hands cannot do the job of the nose and the nose cannot do the job of the hands.
“10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.”
“Because of angels.” – this is one of those subject matters I could write a book on – and many have. In short, after all my studies, and without taking it out of context, and keeping the verse clean and not subject to speculation – there is literally a spiritual, angelic, reason which is not explained and apparently understood by the readers. Maybe something Paul preached on while he was there, which is speculation.
“11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.”
Man and woman are so intertwined because of our creation, there is no independence in the Spirit. This speaks to spirit as we look in the context: first Paul speaks to the social, then to the created, and now to the spirit. Once we understand this we see Paul is not leaving out all the singles. (Remember the population of men looking for brides in a culture with few women – they are not left out.) Men and Women in the BODY of CHRIST are one. This concept continues to grow through this letter!
“13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.”
Paul throws the ball into the court of the church to solve after presenting the facts. They do need to learn to figure it out. Is it rebellion? Is it out of line? Are they spiritually old enough to understand?
In the spirit world the angels see me, a fatherless spinster. I am a not a threat because I lack a covering. While sick with covid all my hair fell out (you may recall me sharing) and now I not only lack covering, I have no natural covering and I am not only unthreatening in the spirit – but I am also vulnerable. Pray and see if your spirit bears witness. It is true. BUT!!! Jesus stepped in as the bridegroom to rescue me. AND I cover my head at all times to show the angels (the Greek word here means a spirit being and not specific as to if they are good angels or fallen angels serving the devil) that I am in covenant with Jesus. I have worn a scarf or hat since 2019 – and my agreement with Jesus is I will until he gives me a father or husband here on earth. If he gives me none, I am happy to remain covered directly by the Christ.
HOWEVER, I cannot go into a pastor’s home and excerpt authority. It belongs to the man of the home first, then his wife. I can submit to the man of the home’s authority.
Why is this important?
Without writing a full book on anointing and authority (very similar in spirit structure). God is the head – then the Pastor, then the man of a house, and then the wife. God is all powerful and the pastor acts with authority and anointing drawn direct from the well of God Himself! The man gets a double dose, yes it is true! He can draw direct from God and from this pastor as his pastor draws from God. I have seen pastor with an anointing in prophesy and the men under his then also get the anointing. But when the men are offended and leave they break the line of authority and the men are no longer anointed. There is a church online I enjoy worshiping with and an associate pastor is a photocopy of the pastor’s anointing. So the sent him out to have his own church and the anointing broke. He came back and the anointing returned. The associate pastor is now learning to pull direct from God instead of solely from his earthly authority.
Paul says follow me – He has extended his authority and anointing.
Now, women are different. No one in flesh will like this answer and it is NOT mine – but look at Biblical structure or authority and anointing. My own answer would let me swing my sword all silly nilly at my will with disregard to effectiveness. Woman draws from God in her personal relationship with Him – her own gifting, talents, authority in the name of Jesus, covering by the blood, and God given anointing. AND through her rib, and created being she draws the same from her husband or Father. AND THEN through her ability to humble herself gains another dose from her pastor! If women learned to be humble and not fight “The Man” and submit – she would learn of greater power and authority!
The enemy robbed me of these levels of authority through attacks, victimizing me and my own bad choices. BUT God restored me and I am covered by God, by a pastor, and by Jesus as my husband. And when I am in a place where a man has authority, I’ll fall in line to be able to draw from him as well in authority.
So what is all this talk about authority?
If I need to cast out or fight an enemy 3 classes above me in the spirit world (think military rank and order and authority- a petty officer second class cannot challenge a captain) I raise a rank, when I am permitted to speak and use the authority of one higher than me. And if I can raise that another and another – it becomes a fair fight. God designed it so that we ALL have authority over the enemy even though man was created under Angels and women created from man. But you do not have that authority if you are out of line and not humbly subjected to authority.
That is the simplest I can make it and the shortest. Shall ALL women cover their heads like I have? I had a covering issue and made a covenant with God to submit him as a wife. Like when Paul did not cut his hair while in Corinth the first time because he made an agreement with God.
I for one want the angels to look at me and say she is a woman of God, and I want my steps to make the spirit quake. So for the sake of angels (whatever that means, and I am not taking chances) to honor my covenant with God and as a symbol between him and me – I have quite the hat and scarf collection.
Although I can back these ideas with scriptures and I have experienced the difference in fighting outside of authority and under authority – this is still a bit speculator and open to a few schools of thought on the matter. But I will not keep you all day.
Chew the meat as the Holy Spirit reveals it to you and spit out the bones. It is not a doctrinal point that could keep you from being saved. In my opinion, misunderstanding can keep you from your full effectiveness as a soldier, but you’ll get into heaven still if you cannot grasp it.
Now – Paul comes in with instruction. What do we do now that we know author structures and know we are out of line? And amazingly – it is NOT women cover your heads and men take off the hats and cut the long hair. (side note: modern society has men in hats and long hair, women uncovered with short hair. Do you see the slow decline and acceptance of styles designed in rebellion to slowly corrupt God’s design? AND FYI, Jesus probably doesn’t have long hair – that image came from the era or humanism – the renaissance – and is a humanistic rendering of our savior. The enemy even corrupted that!)
“17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you.”
As if he has not already addressed division – we discover YET another division. We discussed that food was often served at these huge house churches and they centered around a meal. BUT that is very expensive – especially since the church met in part or as a whole daily! So if a full meal was not provided and if others did not bring food to share – at the minimum they partook in communion. But hunger and greed, and an attitude of “I’m better than you” became a division in this most Holy tradition. Often pastor’s read the institution of the Lords supper from here for the communion ceremony at our churches. Sometimes they go onto the next passage about examining yourself.
But first factions and divisions must be addressed.
We are kingdom minded. We are one body: who are a remnant of believers, who are ushering in a great revival a crossed the globe, and we are without denomination and division. Some were catholic, some protestant, some baptist, some church of God, some assemblies of God, some even seven day adventist, and some from every sect of Christianity. Jesus Himself has even called in a few muslems and some jews (and so on and so forth) revealing himself and creating Kingdom minded believer in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and all differences aside – we follow The Way.
But where we find ourselves judging a brother or sister in Christ by our flesh instead of listening when the Spirit bears witness we have not only sinned – we ARE the division. We are no better than:
“20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. 21 For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.”
So go back to the beginning of this book and re-read the discussion because at this point you should be repentant of any divisions and working aggressively for unity as the hour is very late. At this point you should be joining forces with the others no longer focused on difference but marching the streets crying out to them to be saved! The harvest is ready – the laborers few. Do not sit in your divided churches wondering where the power and authority is. Break with division – come out from among them! Team up with Kingdom minded soul winners and go slay dragons and rip people from the grasp of death! The power is NOT for the church – this is not a freak show! The power is to save lives! But we have forgotten and wait for them to come to us.
Don’t tell me that due to a pandemic the church isn’t growing – they are starving for God! GO GET THEM! Their churches are closed down – GO GET THEM!!! Where are the young folks? GO YE THEREFORE! Oh why have we lost this sight? If your eyes are on Jesus you must look through the ocean of lost people to see Him because He put them there for YOU to reach. I have literally sat in prayer meetings crying because God is weeping at them asking him for souls – when He said to go get them. But I am not within the authority to make public correction, and sometimes God tells me to bite my tongue in private. I do have his permission to speak if it arises in this blog.
I speak as one with experience. There is a demonic force greater than me – eve fasting and praying I cannot cast this one out – because it is a principality over this area. It is a great oppression and manifests as a distraction and division. But this is my home and I am taking it back. In my home the kingdom suffered violence – I am blowing the trumpet! I was told today that was a literal violent physical battle cry in Joel 2:1 – however prophetic for today. SO get ready, because things ARE manifesting in the physical. It is physical! But we can only win if we do not engage the physical and fight only in spirit. God has called us to be united and to fight this fight against corruptions that further divide the body!
The body. It is a great download we are watching God give to Paul throughout this book.
“23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Jesus’s body – jumping ahead knowing Paul’s revelation that the Church IS Christ’s body! We commune with God and each other in unity. Why unity? Because then we can within authority all draw from each other’s authorities and out rank the enemy together like a battalion acting out a battle drill with precision and grace under the highest authority.
Remember? Oh remember the days of unity and prayer meeting and the power of God and the outreaches that went door to door and the buses that brought them in? Remember?
Remember when Jesus said we will do these things and greater? Remember?
“25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
The blood that washes sins and the blood that heals the sick. That is the proper application of the blood. You cannot battle, pleading the blood to save yourself from an attack – then you need the shield of faith and the sword, aka the word, aka the NAME OF JESUS!
“26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
His death? Why his death, and not the name or the blood or the resurrection or the ascension? Because of grace. Remember when I said everything that God’s grace touches is transformed? Jesus’s death fulfilled multiple prophesies and IT IS FINISHED – which transformed all of time and space and created a permanent marker throughout time through which you and I can have faith through this grace, and believe and be transformed! Hallelujah!
“27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
That is a whole lot right there. Maybe you and I should slow down and read it again. I know today’s is long, but I cannot omit any of these points. From chapter one through now (and so on) Paul speaks against divisions. Until we are kingdom minded and put aside our differences, our hurts, our pasts our denominations we are vulnerable to covid and whatever other circus monkeys the devil wants to throw at us. We can pray psalm 91 over ourselves until we have it memorized and we are blue in the face. But if we take communion without unity we are a mess.
Today I visited a church of a man I forgave long ago and was surrounded by family I forgave long ago – they had a communion service. I partook. Am I a hypocrite? No, I stood there eating the meat and spitting out the bones in unity in the spirit wanting the same God to do what He is famous for in their lives and in our city. I am not saying do not take communion. I am saying exile the spirit of division from among us by casting it away from yourself and your section of The Body.
Oddly enough it is divisions in the church that we are studying at the same time I have been fighting for months to be healthy enough to make a visit to this church because God said to – and the timing of these studies is such a confirmation to the prayers of my heart.
I love The Church that raised me. I love the people. They have scattered like sheep. And for 4 years now I have gone to each of them, stirred up and full of fire, praying God would be glorified and take that fire and spark a flame that cannot be extinguished in each of them. I have gone to churches and out of my way to stores they work in. I have found them on social media platforms and prayed and prayed and prayed.
“33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.”
I am unsure as it if it is my job to set things in order. But there is an order.
There is even a prophecy. Yes. One that is LONG overdue in time to shine! I was a child, but many remember and bear witness – to the prophet who came to our church and declared and decreed the words of the Lord – that the revival in our area would indeed come from our church. Well it is time.
But we are divided and scattered. Instead of mountain movers we are hiding in the mountains full of hurt and anger. We are distracted. We missed the strait road and turned aside. We lost sight of love, unity and even reaching souls.
Just give me the Go, dear Father! And I will make up signs wake up, repent and get humble!!! These reader know I am ready to stand on a soap box at the corner – just give me permission. Let me call down lightening to wake them up! Strike fear of the Lord into them. They suffer judgement and are destroyed for lack of heart knowledge! Let me smack them with my Bible and knock some since into their heads – the hour is late! I love them, Lord, you love them, and we are losing them. Like Saul, zealous for you, killing the Christian thinking he pleases you – how far with my beloved family go thinking they are still awake? Nothing I say will wake them, Lord. Nothing I do will stir them. I knock on their doors telling them it is time. And they look back at me with eyes that search but cannot find what that means. Lord, save my city – restore my family. I was born and raised side by side with that church and when they divided it tore me apart – it is time for that Body, my sister, to be restored under the KINGDOM. Oh lord, my Lord, please pour out grace, mercy, open eyes and ears and understanding. Save our people. In the name of Jesus ~amen
I am sorry. I am at least a thousand words over our max word count. Today we touched my heart – and I might have bled a little. But give God the Glory, please.
Thank you for reading in 2022 – a Year of Wisdom and Salvation
May the God of peace keep you and bless you. May you stay focused on Christ and covered in grace.
Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!