appolus wrote:Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.(Mat 7:24-27)The preparation that Jesus is talking about, and He is talking about the last days is not about storing food and weapons and so on. Its about your vessel being filled with oil so that when the darkness comes just before the coming of Jesus, you will be able to light up the night as a light to the world.
I'm afraid the Indonesian tsunami in 2006 was a visual of what can and possibly will happen to the church if we aren't filled with oil and prepared to endure until the end.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Hi Lisa ...."I'm afraid the Indonesian tsunami in 2006 was a visual of what can and possibly will happen to the church if we aren't filled with oil and prepared to endure until the end."Hi Lisa, not long after the tsunami, I shared with the prayer call( I think I still have the recording) that I was leading at the time that I was re-watching it on the tv. I saw the people on the beach, fascinated that the sea had " disappeared." Even although the event had already past, I imagined myself on a hill overlooking the scene, screaming at the people on the beach to get out of there, get to higher ground. It seemed to me in the spirit that God had his people, crying out that there is a great wave of darkness coming and now was the time to get to higher ground. The higher ground was Him and closeness with Him and intimacy with Him. When the enemy comes in like a flood, then God raises His people to higher ground and He does it prior to the great waves fully landing so that others can escape to higher ground. God has blessed me to be a part of an intercessors group here locally, brothers and sisters from all over the area from all different churches. The prayers are for the saints and for unity of the Body in these ever darkening days............bro Frank
I truly pray he that has ears to hear...HEAR