Saturday, June 7, 2014

Only a dream?

In the Summer a group called the Shasta Brass comes together, a sextette, that plays the old hymns of the faith at various churches. I have been putting together arrangements for the different instruments using a music writing program on the Internet and the hymn books. Last week the man who organized the group fell and broke his arm and injured his forehead. Our prayers are with our injured brother in the Lord for a complete healing.  The leader is down, but the group will continue. If the Lord opens a door we should continue. I see the enemy attacking the leaders in our Christian gatherings. We need to support them with prayer. It is important that we continue with the vision God has given to us.The Angel of the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel to continue with the rebuilding of the temple, because the LORD was with him. If the LORD is in it, it will be successful.

Zec 4:6  Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.

Last night I had a dream, just a dream. I was at a restaurant or banquet and the host or head waiter appeared to be friendly, but there was something wrong with his spirit. I saw him pat the back of the head of a person and he imparted some controlling device. Soon he had a cult following, even a man of God that had served the LORD in missions for many years. He was about to pat me in the back of the head when I resisted and was awakened. Well I thought of the mark of the beast, and how it may be received unexpectedly, but there would be no escape; your mind would be under the control of the devil. Looking at the dream I think that we are sometimes unaware of the effects the world has upon us. We must not give our minds over to the world's ways and thoughts. Jesus said that there would be false Christ's and people believing lies and delusions.

Luk 18:7  And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
Luk 18:8  I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

We overcome by faith. We are to ask the LORD for help and be close to him. Will we drift away into the world or will we continue in faith? Faith requires hearing God's word and obeying. 

Rom 12:2  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 
Rom 12:3  For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 

Jas 4:4  You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 
Jas 4:5  Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, "He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us"? 
Jas 4:6  But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 
Jas 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 
Jas 4:8  Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 

Be alert and stay in the word of God.

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