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Lysa
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 Re: The perfect storm.

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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.


Just because a Christian thinks they are God's elect, doesn't mean they are exempt from preparing!! (Matt 24.24)

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.

God bless, Frank, good word!


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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.



God put on my heart a few years ago while watching a video of the tsunami from 2006 the very fact of sudden persecution breaking out in north america. I believe more of God's people have been getting the same leading to prepare now:

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I recently watched a short documentary on the sad events of the December 26, 2004, tsunami that hit Indonesia and caused almost a quarter of a million deaths. It is well known as the Boxing Day Tsunami.

The video showed the Tsunami spreading to different regions, hitting the shores of heavily populated areas. What struck me was the complacency of the people in the different areas, even the amusement of it all. At one beach they see a white crescent on the distant horizon spreading across the entire large bay. People watch mesmerized as this white crescent comes nearer and nearer. When the wave swallows up two ships in the bay some of the watchers realize the magnitude of the event that is about to strike but for most it is too late. In another shoreline people smile and laugh in amusement as the entire bay is emptied of water and ships are beached. It begins as a spectacle that is full of fun and amusement as people take pictures. As the water came back in they considered it something fun to watch. When the wave struck that shoreline, many were caught unawares; their running was in vain and multitudes were screaming as they were swallowed in the waves and dragged back out to sea, never to return.

As I watched the video a great sobriety came over me—not just over the deaths of so many people—of what is about to come upon the Christians of the world, with some of us not being aware of the times we are living in. Many of us do not believe this could be the end of time.

Just as the tsunami came without warning, so will the end times persecution come upon many Christians unawares. I am not arguing for any type of position of the rapture of the church, whether pre or post, in this short article. Yet I believe firmly that we will all feel like we are in the great tribulation when this end time persecution wave hits the Church. The birth pains will become worse and worse, and many of those that have believed in a pre-tribulation rapture that would have them escape from all suffering will be 100% unprepared for what is going to come upon them.

Persecution of Christians has not diminished, but has been increasing yearly world wide.


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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

 2015/11/21 13:32
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I truly pray he that has ears to hear...HEAR

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