We are all going through a whirlwind. Many people have felt the last year was the hardest, as we all faced things in our lifetime never before experienced! Spiritual warfare has been relentless, multiply hits on our faith leaving us spiritually near depletion, feeling negatively lead to just give up. You have to fight, Giving up isnt the answer! Fight and hold on, help is coming!
I know Jesus is with us, for he promised to never leave or forsake us.
You need to dig in your heels, tie a knot at the end of your rope and hang on for dear life………………………………………………..Keep praying. Payer is powerful!
Pray for God to direct our feet, may the Holy Spirit go before us and be our rear guard, forward and side guards, plead the blood of Jesus, reciting prayers for protections (Psalms 91) over all your family and extended family, friends , state, nation and the world. Lift up prayers for healing of Covid 19, simply asking for help and trust help will come.
I know help is a hard thing to find, let alone see, here is where we walk by faith.
Two days ago, I felt the direction of my feet being lead in little steps, I ask God to keep me on his path. The hardest thing I had to admit to myself was to verbally state in prayer “God, I feel helpless.” God is listening. God knows my heart. God knows your too. I bind my prayers with your prayers, believing angels are surrounding us andministering to us, in these hard times.
Aren’t we all in a pit? None of us caused Covid 19, we are quarantined, social distancing, home bound, and we want it to end. We want normal back. Yet I have to ask what is normal? I dont want normal back, we need radical change, revival, a good ole out pouring of the Holy Spirit! What is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit?
Answer-The outpouring of the Holy Spirit—the pouring out of God’s Spirit to fill and indwell people—was prophesied in the Old Testament and fulfilled at Pentecost (Acts 2). This event was predicted in the Old Testament: in Isaiah 44:3 God said to Israel, “I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” The Holy Spirit is pictured as the “water of life” that saves and blesses a dying people. On the day of Pentecost, Peter quoted another prophecy as being fulfilled: “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. . . . And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Joel 2:28–29, 32).
Jesus had promised to send His disciples the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–17). The Spirit “lives with you and will be in you,” Jesus said (John 14:17). This was a prophecy of the indwelling of the Spirit, another distinctive of the church age. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 marked the fulfillment of Jesus’ words, too, as the Holy Spirit came upon all believers in a powerful, visible (and audible) way. Luke records the event: “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:2–4). Immediately, the Spirit-filled believers went into the streets of Jerusalem and preached Christ. Three thousand people were saved and baptized that day; the church had begun (verse 41).
Maybe revival and an outpouring starts with us just helping each other, by showing kindness, compassion, empathy and Love! Love covers a multitude of sin.
God is reminding me of a word he gave me when I first came to church!
As believers we have to pull our brothers and sisters up without judging, showing Love, reach down and pull them out. Why are we not pulling our brothers and sisters out??? It may not be sin that put them there , but an actual TRAP!! Get them out!! isnot Covid 19 a trap, that has put us all in a pit? Lets help one another and allow God to be God!
Matthew 12:11 states:He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? or Luke 14:5 Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?”
Following those scriptures, I found the following words on Faith Life sermons, that read : A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said: “I FEEL for you, down there.”
An OBJECTIVE person came along and said:” It’s logical that someone would fall, down there.”
A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST came along: “You only THINK that you are in a pit.”
A PHARISEE said: “Only BAD people fall into a pit.”
A MATHEMATICIAN calculated HOW he fell into the pit.
A NEWS REPORTER wanted the exclusive story on his pit.
A FUNDAMENTALIST said: “You DESERVE your pit.”
CONFUCIUS said; “If you would have listened to me, you would not be in that pit.”
BUDDHA said: “Your pit is only a state of mind.”
A REALIST said: “That’s a PIT.”
A SCIENTIST calculated the pressure necessary (lbs./sq.in.) to get him out of the pit.
A GEOLOGIST told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit.
The COUNTY INSPECTOR asked if he had a permit to dig a pit.
The COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR came along and figured the taxes he owed on the pit.
A PROFESSOR gave him a lecture on: “The Elementary Principles of the Pit.”
A HEALTH AND WEALTH PREACHER said: “Just CONFESS that you’re not in a pit.”
An OPTIMIST said: “Things COULD be worse.”
A PESSIMIST said: “Things WILL get worse!!”
JESUS, seeing the man, reached down with the right hand of love and LIFTED HIM OUT of the pit. Hallelujah Glory to God!