Reaching a point in this preacher's life, in delivering the prophetic warning to the 'ends of the earth', he finds himself ousted and away from the place where God brought him to be. Despite his cries, his life has not ended there. Instead he finds himself back in a familiar place, a place of anointing and blessing on his travels to his journey's end. Could it be that there is still a ways to go? May the Lord, the Good Lord, go with us, in Jesus's name.
It brings no joy to make strong prophetic utterance. Yet, as with all of our Lord's decrees, the choice of it lays in our hands, hearts and minds. He may not change, yet He may relent. I have lived in this city for over five years' now. I have applied myself to the resolving of its problems. I have offered myself over and over, to all walks, works and cultures in this society. Yet the message of the cross has not been accepted, its rejection consistently in favour of the pursuit of other gods and selfish desires, an elitist self confidence that bears only one fruit, and that a shrivelled fruit of bitterness. My heart breaks, yet my Lord makes clear, I must speak when I see the sword coming. So I speak.
A strong message for challenging times, with the compass prayerfully set at dead centre for the Lord. His ways and matters and opinions outweigh our own. No compromise, no alternative. He is either Lord of your life or He is not. It really is that simple.
When the world becomes lost to itself and godlessness, our Father sends messengers to reestablish the dialogue. Michael has been sent to the ends of the earth to preach the gospel, to speak as one crying out in the wilderness. This week, in much prayer, trial and hardship, the still, small voice of the Lord spoke one word to him, "Lift." Here is his sermon from that.
There are three ways we can know God externally from ourselves. This message explores each and prayerfully points the way to the fourth way we can know God, by accepting His request to activate the living soul within us.
Jesus, Yeshua is the Son of God, His Spirit is the Transforming Power...
Psalm 19 v 3:4a "There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their line goes throughout the earth, their words to the ends of the world." The universe was spoken into being. Words are important.
Discerning our place in Biblical history through the (prayerfully correct) interpretation of prophetic word can be invaluable for informing our attitude and course of action. King Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel chapter 2 is widely accepted as an historical allegory of the emergent powers of influence and relevance to the biblical timeline, and the Church Of Carpe Crucis is founded on an enhanced understanding of the widely accepted view. Onwards and upwards, we pray.
Psalm 150 ends with the words, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!" Jesus, our Messiah, said to Pontius Pilate that if the people did not exhort and praise Him, "the very stones would cry out. Putting on the garment of praise and lifting our voices to sing is a testimony to our love and devotion to Jesus, the truth of the Bible and our belief that the Lord of lords is the One, True, Living God.
Looking at both the enemy's plans and the Lord's promise for language in the early part of the 21st Century.
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.