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Church This Is Our Watch

1 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.

Church This Is Our Watch

The answer and the power
I believe are within our reach
It’s time to return to The God of the Bible
Now this my friends will preach!
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Marketing sex with children
While liberals are screaming loudly
Women defining whose rights
With pink anatomy hats worn proudly

Abandon and leave babies to die
Screaming these are women’s rights
Wake Up church this is on our watch
You better believe this is our Fight

Have we looked around
Do we see and hear the vulgarity
I am more perplexed than ever
With the acceptable intrinsic regularity

What is this I see
Played out on the big screen
Why are we allowing them opportunity
To destroy our God given American Dream
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I do not want your trash
Scattered about on my lawn
So no I will not ever agree
With blatant immoral ungodly wrongs

We have God’s how to manual
With plans that do protect
The rights God has freely gifted us
And it’s quite simple and very direct

I will not tell our daughters
That they can be a boy
And you don’t  rewrite creation
Bringing sin as a viable decoy

New bizarre ways and extremes
Attempts to make the insane ordinary
This stinks in the nostrils of God
Do we not see the devices of the adversary

He no longer needs to be cunning
Satan doesn’t have to deceive
He simply shows up with a lie
To some that are willing to believe

So maybe just maybe
We could stop and take a look
Each of us to our bible
And read this marvelous  book

Encourage one another in ‘The Truth’
Identify the lies and uncover the plot
Then we could be furthering the kingdom
Doing nothing, this answer is not

Don’t bring a feel good idea
Or some Sunday morning sugary treats
Church we cannot keep pretending
While death and stench plague our streets

The answer and the power
I believe are within our reach
It’s time to get back to the God of the Bible
Now that my friends will preach!

© laurette laster May 2019

Submit yourselves to God,

Submit=obey

resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

resist=withstand, oppose, set yourself against, from anti or against, properly to take a complete stance against. Establish ones position publicly, refusing to be moved.

 

Several months ago, as I was driving, I noticed a buzzard sitting on the Cross of a steeple. This Cross was on top of a steeple that sat on the high roof of a local church. This scene had an eerie and dismal feeling to it. Just seeing it upset me, almost making me gasp. It just wasn’t right. I thought oh no, a buzzard on the Cross. Talk about two extremes or opposites. These two definitely were. The Cross speaks of life, hope, and renewal and eternity with our Lord, while a buzzard is a disposal for dead things.

Is Satan sitting close by, with a watchful eye, as we do nothing?

There was something about this that bothered me but I couldn’t seem to put my finger on it. For me it was a message in a message. I do not believe I had ever seen a buzzard sitting on a Cross before. If I have, I certainly can’t remember.

What was the message? What is the message?

Greg and I often say we do not look for a sign, like finding pennies at various times, but neither do we want to ignore or miss a sign. I do believe God sends us signs along the way if we are paying attention. Often when I have doubts about what God is instructing or leading me to do I will find a penny or a dime, and it’s like a message, from God, to me. I feel like He is saying to me, trust Me.

To me buzzards speak of death and something dark and deadly. It seemed as if I would see several buzzards over the course of the next few months. What was the message? Is there something to this? I would find myself wondering what this meant.

More than once when I would drive by the same church, there would be a buzzard sitting on the Cross. One day when I was out I had my camera and stopped to snap a picture.

The attack is on core values, and our godly structure, and on the basic morality in the United States of America, I believe this is an attack on the freedom of religion and on the Cross of Jesus Christ.

When I say religion I am not talking about any religion aside from Christianity. False teachings and other vain philosophies’ are just that, false. God Almighty calls these false gods and idols, and I agree. What I am talking about when I say religion is the preaching of the Bible, and moral biblical truths, especially The Truth of Jesus Christ is being attacked. Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all nations. He didn’t say sit idly by as people in the world go to hell, and pray on Sundays.

I have heard ministers with world platforms saying that the USA is not a Christian nation. One ministry said Christians should not be involved in politics. I disagree wholeheartedly. But if we are not a Christian nation, then why aren’t we? And if we are not a Christian nation, shouldn’t we be?  Especially if we hold to the bible and believe what Jesus said and follow the instructions He left us.

Some days I feel as if we are living in the twilight zone and I cannot keep silent.

Church this is our watch. We are told to occupy until He comes. So it is time to join forces and speak up and speak out. It is time to get off of our blessed assurance and uncover our ears and open our eyes the danger that lies before us.

God fearing Christians unite and be ready to vote. It is your moral obligation. Our religious freedoms depend on it and we will be held accountable, one day in heaven.

The left seem so open to accept the insanity and immorality as an acceptable lifestyle and alternative. No, no, no, this isn’t acceptable. Sin isn’t new and sinful lifestyles cannot be regulated through laws, for or against sin. The only force strong enough to eradicate sin is the blood of Jesus Christ. No wonder the world and its corrupt systems are against Jesus. Worldly systems are marketing and depend on depravity to keep the big money flowing.

We are to hold a standard. We cannot sit idly by and do nothing as our Nation loses its moral way.

Church this is our watch.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Privets Sweet Cluster’s

“The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The early signs of My purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ” There is change in the air.”

For now is the time to arise and come away with Me.” (Song of Songs 2:11-13 The Passion Translation.)

 

Privets Sweet Cluster’s
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A fragrance so heavenly
Almost divine;
From whence do you come
But abiding in The Vine!

Privets sweet cluster’s
Glistening pure white
So tender and delicate
Swaying, catches my sight
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Tiny little flower
That blooms with blossoms
Always alluring me
fragrant morning balsam

I love how you bunch
Staying closely connected
How is it you know
Where do you receive directive

Oh sweet privet
Your season is here
I believe to take a seat
Your sweet aroma, so near

A season so short
burst forth with splendor
Honey bees gathering
The nectar you tender
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Flowers so delicate
White clusters divine
Beautiful and passionate
Your due season, set time

Blooming to His glory,
beauty, God’s perfect design
You bring joy every season
While abiding in The Vine

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 May

Photo’s captured by laurette laster © 2018 May-© 2019 May

 

This morning I went outside to water the flowers in hanging baskets on my porch, and saw this butterfly in the privet. When I stepped out on my porch the heavenly fragrance was captivating. I just had to stop and take a few photos and enjoy this spring feast.

Can you feel it? Have you smelt the sweet fragrances of spring? This is newness of life. This is newness of purpose, and a bursting forth of destinies.

A few years ago I was near a small tree with tiny white clusters of the most fragrant blossoms I have ever smelled. Life was different and I was being ushered into newness of destiny. Life had taken a very good turn for me during this season. I had made it out, intact, from very extreme mental and emotional abuse, and dysfunction. God was showing me how to live life with Him and how to be who He created me to be. I was starting over and I had determined to live life God’s way or die. Yes, do or die was my mantra.

I had to know more about this tree. I began to ask everyone, what is this tree with white blossoms? I got several answers, but one answer was, “this is privet.” Oh the smell was simply heavenly. I went on a mission; find it, purchase it, plant it. We have several towering oaks, and pecans trees, and some smaller landscaping trees up beside our house. My husband asked me, “where are you going to plant these trees after you purchase them?”  I wasn’t sure but I just knew we had to have this.

Looking on the internet to find out about this new treasure I had discovered in a tree, I saw that there was wax leaf and variegated, tree and bush. I began to check nurseries for the wax leaf. The variegated is pretty but I was drawn to the deep green wax textured  leaf of the wax leaf privet. I must have this.

We moved into our home we now live in the previous June, and now it was the following spring and I had fallen in love with Privet. How had I lived and not seen this before? How was it that something so beautiful and fragrant hadn’t caught my attention before?  As I was looking and reading and visiting nurseries something began to bloom on the landscaping trees near our house. Yes, oh yes, it was Privet. We have three wax leaf Privets beside our house and a very large bush out near my husband’s shop. Oh the joys of days gone by. A friend said to me, this is an old landscaping tree that was popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Well if you don’t have Privet you do not know what you are missing.

If you abide in Me and My words abides in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:7

He created the desire, made me aware, because He had already supplied the fragrant blossoming tree.

I pray you have time or make time to stop and smell the Privet.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

 

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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It Has Been My Pleasure

But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:16

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:2-3

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I’ve had some difficult test and trials lately. Perhaps you have also. If so I pray this ministers to you also.  I would like to tell you that my first response to these issues was to count it all joy, and start dancing, but the truth is quite the opposite. I’ve reasoned why, and tried to figure it out, I’ve nurtured my hurt feelings way too much. I’ve allowed these issues to take up way too much space in my mind.  Why would I do this?  I know that the feelings I have described do not help and are a total waste of my time. I’ve resented, I’ve been angry and I must confess,  I have even wondered “why God wasn’t fixing it”? Because you see I didn’t do anything to deserve this, so what is going on?

I prayed, and I said, the truth Father is I feel like you are allowing this to happen to me and I don’t understand. What a novel idea and what boldness right? No, it was hardcore honesty and truth with my Father, who is my protector, my strong tower, my refuge, my redeemer. But then I knew. This has purpose and He is preparing me for more or He wouldn’t allow it.  He warned me, as to prepare me so I’m not caught completely off guard but I am shocked and disheartened. But I have made a decision. I have decided to count it all joy.

 

 

It Has Been My Pleasure

Oh my Lord, How do I love
More than words can say
Learning how to love You more
With the dawn of each new day

Loving You through tough times
Through the struggles and the trials
Loving you through the tears
Understanding and wisdom bring smiles

When tough times come
And they always do
I will love You in the valleys
And in the battles too

What the enemy means for evil
You will turn around for good
The more I seek to know You
It is clearly understood

Unseen trial and attacks
The ones I don’t want to bear
I’m learning are part of the regimen
Making of warriors in Your special care

I love You even more
So I just thought  To let You know
That when it seems the hardest
I know You are causing me to grow

It is with the resistance
Under the unbearable strain
Then I realize it’s a workout
And now I am to train

Tough times don’t last
But tough people always do
Your remnant a peculiar people
You strengthen and carry through

In the end all that will truly matter
Is knowing You will settle all accounts
And we are all gathered together
No earthly gain could e’re surmount

What better time to fully see
I didn’t quit or bring You displeasure
Because My Lord How do I love You

I say Thank You for the trials, it has been my pleasure

© laurette laster May 2019

If I have learned anything in my walk with God, it is that He doesn’t allow us to remain weak. We can quit at anytime, that is a free will choice,  but if we are to continue on to know The Lord, much of the training is at our own expense. If these struggles, the hurts, and yes even betrayals, and trials, had the ability to destroy me, God would not allow them. So with this said,  I understand it is training and growth for the next season. If The Lord is strengthening me, He must have something bigger ahead for me to carry. I love God with all my heart so I will consider them all joy, and find the purpose in the pain.

 

So now I understand (in part) my dream, and the meaning of the two crosses I discovered among the beautiful jewels. In my dream, I discovered two crosses, each beautifully colored when I opened the top drawer of a large chest. I knew in my dream that the chest had belonged to my mom. I instinctively walked over and opened the top drawer. The top drawer was overflowing with jewels. I had never seen this very grand wooden chest of drawers. It must have been five foot tall,  it was very large. There were several drawers in the chest.  In my dream I was going to arrange all the jewels on a large memory cross.  I had hired someone to build a large wooden cross that I could hang on the wall above my bed displaying all of my mother’s jewels that I had discovered. The cross I had built was about four foot tall, and two and half foot wide. I remember being enthralled by this find as I was admiring all the jewels. There was a faceless man (Holy Spirit)  with me, someone I couldn’t see but I knew He led me to this find. As I continued to look through my find, I discovered two crosses among the jewels. These had belonged to my mom and were among the jewels, but I had never seen the crosses nor the jewels before.

The top drawer, meaning higher or highest place, crosses, places of suffering and dying to self, and colors that have meaning. One cross was deep orange, (the color for perseverance and endurance) and the other cross was deep ocean blue (the color of revelation) now I understand, each have deep relevance and meaning. In His Cross I must add perseverance, endurance, and rely on revelation to go forward. What about the jewels? What are they for? The jewels are for His crown.

Jesus said if we wanted to be His disciple and to follow Him, to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily. Luke 9:23

So with perseverance and by His revelation I will prepare to grow and train for my next season. Hey if it were easy, everyone would do it, right?

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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This is The Lord’s Passover

Passover is the first of the three pilgrimage feasts that God has commanded. Saying three times a year all you men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. (Exodus 34:23) Repeated in Exodus 23:14,17-Dueteronomy 16:16 Psalm 84:7

This is The Lord’s Passover

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Hurry get ready
We’re leaving in haste
The Lord God I Am
Said there is not time to waste.

 

I Am that I Am,
Has sent me to say
The time for deliverance
Does start today.

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We shall eat it in haste
with our sandals latched
For this is “The Lords Passover”
Gird up our loins, ready our staff

Each family to choose
A Lamb for his household
without spot or blemish
A marked sign on the threshold

For deliverance does not come
From any Other
Than Jehovah Jireh
And this we will discover

The blood is covenant and for a sign
To lintels and doorpost applied
No other offering can you supply
A spotless lamb required.

This is a sign for us to see
With hyssop the blood we apply
When God sends judgement on Egypt
He will see at Passover and pass by

“On this night as I pass through
I will see and know the sign
That you have listened and obeyed
And by sacrifice now are you Mine.”

“I Am taking My people out
Just as I swore on oath
Into the land that I have promised
From Ramses to Succoth.”

When our children inquire and ask
About this service and memorial?
We’ll tell them how The Lord struck Egypt
Making known to them this tutorial

We were once slaves and prisoners
trapped by sin in Egypt’s land,
I Am that I Am, brought us up and out;
Rescued by His Righteous Right hand

Jehovah Jireh has provided
the mystery now made known
Given for us, His sacrifice
Is Jesus Christ, His very own!

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 March
Photo’s captured by laurette laster © 2019

 

Exodus 12:11-13 NASV
11Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste– it is the LORD’S Passover. 12For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night,and will strike down all the firstborn in the landof Egypt, both man and beast; and against allthe gods of Egypt I will execute judgments– I am the LORD. 13The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.…
Exodus 12:23-24, 26-27 AMP

For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel [above the entry way] and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to slay you. You shall observe this event [concerning Passover] as an ordinance for you and for your children forever.

When your children say to you, ‘What does this service mean to you?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the LORD ’ S Passover, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians, but spared our houses.’” And the people bowed [their heads] low and worshiped [God].

On each of the three pilgrimage feasts, The Feast of The LORD, that The LORD our God requires His people to appear before Him, are during full moons. You may be thinking so, what is so important about this? When God required that His people travel, He provided the light for the way. Yes I know the moon is for seasons, and I know that the moon also speaks of Israel. But I just find this one more amazing way of showing He was taking His people out to bring them into the land of milk and honey. To the land He had promised Abraham.  I find this to be just one more way of our Amazing God, caring and providing for His people. His requirements are always  met and supplied with provision.

His amazing attention to details does not surprise, no not at all. It is that He has everything so perfectly planned and laid out, and I fear that I often have missed the intricate details of our mighty God and Redeemer. He is in every (tiniest) detail, as Jesus said every jot and tittle. He is The Beginning and the End, The First and The Last, The Aleph and The Tav, He is our Mighty God who has redeemed us from the hand of the enemy.

This is The LORD’S PASSOVER! I pray Passover blessings to you and yours. This is an amazing time of the year, I pray we do not miss one minute detail of our Amazing God and Deliverer. I pray for our eyes, that our eyes will see our Mighty Redeemer in every particle and fiber of our world and in every minute detail, every bird that sings and fly’s, every flower that is blooms, every tree that is bearing leaves, blossoms and fruit, and in all that we do. Amen

Shabbat Shalom and Passover on April 19-2019, making it a double blessing and portion. I do believe this date is very prophetic and should be marked on your calendar. When your children ask you……………………………………………..

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Time to Clean this House!

During the Feast of Unleavened Bread (which begins at Passover) no food containing yeast or leaven may be eaten.

Blessed are  You, O LORD our God, King of the Universe. You have sanctified us by Your Commandments, and commanded us concerning the removal of leaven.

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens he whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.” (1 Corinthians 5:6-7 ESV)

Time to Clean this House!

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Time to clean this house

Out with all the yeast

Leaven is the sin of man

That determines to the least

 

We must show ourselves prepared

By examining every inch

Every corner and the cracks

Light of a candle, reveals even a pinch

 

We cannot be negligent

Nor overlook a crumb

Satan hopes we’re lackadaisical

Presuming we are dumb

 

We will take a feather

And dust this entire place

Whisk even crumbs into a bag

Outside to burn leaving no trace

 

 

For we are not surprised

by Pharaohs ploys and tactics

God said no time for yeast

leaving in haste, departure was climactic

 

We have witnessed every plague

Now we know without a doubt

God is not slow nor is He slack

Making known His power while bringing us out

 

No longer slaves veiled or separated

Led out by the power of God

Taking us out of Egypt

Eye witness to His power, we’ve been awed

 

No moaning or complaining

May come across our lips

We do not want to be the ones

Left to die because we quipped

 

Give no provision to grumbling

Only believe and obey

He is going to takes us out

But why the longest way

 

Cleansing us from Egypt’s ways

Teaching us how to live as free

We are citizens of a different land

By faith created to have liberty

 

He will safely bring us out

With His righteous right arm

Into the land He promised

Safe from all of life’s harm

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 March

Deuteronomy 16:3 ISV

You must not eat any yeast with it. Instead, for seven days eat bread without yeast—the bread of affliction—because you left the land of Egypt in haste. Remember the day you went out of the land of Egypt for the rest of your lives.

Proverbs 20:27 KJV

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Did you know this is where we in the Western world get our custom of spring cleaning?

As our Jewish brothers and sisters have been busy preparing to enjoy the Passover they have been working very hard. They have cleaned and purged all leaven out of their homes. They have been busy and shown diligence in removing every crumb of yeast or leaven from their homes. This is to sanctify the home in order to be able to enjoy the Passover meal.  They have boiled and sterilized every item that has been used to prepare leavened dishes.  Anything that has come into contact with yeast or leaven has to be sterilized and cleaned. For our Natural born (believers in Yeshua are grafted in) Jewish brothers and sisters this is a very busy and active time. They are working diligently to prepare.  What a picture of repentance.

Recently I saw a cartoon that had a depiction of two guys talking. One was asking the question, the other answered him. The first guy ask, “how do you make holy water?” The second guy answered, ” You boil the hell out of it.” Funny? yes, but that is what being purged by the blood of The Lamb of God has done for us who believe. We have been saved from hell and a life apart from God. We have been redeemed out of sin.

God has given us His only begotten Son, Jesus. Jesus, The only Begotten of God has willing laid down His life and drank the cup of redemption. Now we must cleanse our house of anything that has been defiled by sin. We must do the work that salvation has paid for. We now willingly purge out all sin, cleaning out even the corners and the dark places where sin might be hiding. We don’t toy with wrong thinking or play with sin.  Those who are truly born again know that we are required to separate ourselves from sin. We no longer believe we can just wink at a little sin or justify our actions.

The women examined and searched even the cracks and crevices to be certain that no leaven was hiding.

Isn’t it amazing how closely their rituals speak to us spiritually?

As we prepare for Resurrection Sunday I pray we have a repentant posture. Join me as we intercede for our loved ones, and others who are lost, somewhere between the borrowed tomb and the realization of the Resurrection. Those were very dark days but early Sunday morning……………..

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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Boo Haman

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Bride of Christ Arise. They shall mount up with wings of eagles………………………..

Boo Haman

Before the King and His throne,
Haman’s plot has been made known.
Haman is not good or wanted here,
he is an enemy who’s end is near.

But God has raised up such a One,
The bride of His only begotten Son.
His Scepter extended on Golgotha’s Hill,
The Cross of Christ it is for real.

He knew how
To get His people to pray,
By fasting and prayer
Did open the way!

Haman’s plan
Failed for sure,
Because God is there
even seemingly obscure.

God didn’t let
The wicked win,
For such a time as this
Bride of Christ, rise in Him!

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 Purim

Purim begins tonight at sundown, and our Jewish friends will be celebrating their deliverance from the plot and plans of Haman. The reading the book of Esther, twice daily is the custom during this celebration. I believe we should remember Mordecai’s words to Queen Esther. When the Jewish people (her people) were being threatened and in danger of being destroyed and wiped out while in Ancient Persia, I am reminded of the very things that are happening right now in our land, in the United States of America. Can you see the comparisons? Anti Semitism is now funded by our tax dollars as we pay salaries for congress and house representatives who are very anti Semitic and do not support nor uphold our very own constitution, How can you be employed by a Country that you do not defend their constitution? We the people of the United States, what has gone wrong? Abortion and murder of the innocent being called rights, the second amendment being threatened, standing with Christian beliefs is called hate speech. Have we been negligent on our watch? I believe without a doubt the answer is a resounding Yes.

In two thousand sixteen The Lord spoke to me and said to me, “The Church is Esther”. I was like of course it is. Those plotting to take God out of our schools and universities cannot truly block God’s power. They can only close the door on His presence. We as believers in Jesus Christ, pure blood bought believers, we are the power carriers. But are we using this power and the grant or rite of passage given to us?

I saw and I knew that the scepter the king held out to Esther is a beautiful picture of the Cross of Jesus held out that welcomed us into the kingdom and is offered still to others during this dispensation. We are in the ‘church age’ or the dispensation of God’s great grace. Think about it.

We are the bride of Christ, The Church of the Firstborn. We are not a beaten down battered wife. We are the bride of Christ Church, and we need to yield our rights as the bride. Who knows Church “but that we have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

We (The Church) have been called by The True God, who reconciled us (believers) through The Cross of Christ “for such a time as this.”

During a very supernatural time of prayers and illumination I knew The Lord was saying He isn’t judging the world, it is already judged. We as His bride and representative in the earth will be held accountable for allowing these things to happen. That’s pretty heavy, right? We have a responsibility to occupy until He comes.

How could we be so ignorant? This morning I thought of the wheat and tares. The scripture that came to mind was, “but while they slept.” (Matthew 13:5 Matthew 13:36-43) Church we must be fully awake and aware of the conditions of our country. We are fast losing ground as we nothing about this and those yet to be saved; their blood is on our hands.

 

In the book of Esther God is obscure and never mentioned by Name, but through the faithfulness of the kings bride, God’s chosen people were spared. The diabolical plot of Haman, who by the way was a descendant of Amalek from the Amalekites, was unveiled and came back on his own head and his family.

Esther 4:14 JUB
For if thou art silent at this time, then enlargement and deliverance shall arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed; and who knows whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Psalm 23:4 GNB
Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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Slow Your Roll – Those Who Wait Upon The LORD

Slow Your Roll

(Those who wait upon The Lord)

Slow Your Roll

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 All powerful God and Lord

Have your way within this soul

It is for You I live and breathe

Yes Sir I will slow my roll

 

 When The Lord begins to move

In and on a doubters heart

Many a scoffer has been changed

And given a brand new start

 

 

 With words like do you believe

Believe in what they may say

Believing is beginner’s faith

Has changed many a dark day

 

 

 Just look up and you will see

The sun the moon the stars

And realize what never changes

Is out of mans reach and seems so far

 

 

Far away yet clearly visible

Causing us to look creating this hunger

Who on earth created the cosmos

And You just know

couldn’t have been a Big Bang blunder

 

 

 Like your breath and beating hearts

These oft overlooked life giving elements

In unison without our agreement

Tucked away in His care, the relevant

 

 

 

 

No we do not choose Him

He looked and began to move

Upon the hearts He created

Beating to His wonderful groove

 

 

All powerful God and Lord

Have your way within this soul

It is for You I live and breathe

Yes Sir I will slow my roll

 

 

 © laurette laster March 2019

 

 

 Isaiah 40:31

But those that wait upon The Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

 

 

John 15:16 Weymouth New Testament

It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

 

 This morning after writing this poem, I couldn’t help but think about new terminology and phrases. When The Lord gave me the last line, I realized God is always reaching out to each of us. And I know that The Lord Jesus Christ is cool, cooler than we can know. He is Holy and He is cool.

We know that we will be without excuse when we stand before Him, so therefore, He is reaching out to us, if we slow our roll. I had to go see exactly the meaning of the phrase, ‘slow your roll’. I trust God but I wasn’t exactly sure about ‘Slow Your Roll’ and the meaning. I felt sure I understood but also I have learned to search it out.

When we don’t know or understand ourselves we have a tendency to think or believe, God, doesn’t or wouldn’t understand us at all. He created us how could He not understand us.

The truth is His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Thank goodness for that. He is Holy and calls us to come out from among the world and the ways of the world.

 Isaiah 55:8 The Lord tells us through His prophet Isaiah; “for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says The a Lord.

 

 

When writing this poem the last stanza and line just flowed. When God begins to move upon your heart He will speak your language. Jesus will speak our language to engage us but He expects us to hunger for His ways and to learn what pleases Him.

 

The truth is, you may not understand or be aware of exactly how Cool God is.

 

Like Greg shared, there ain’t no high like The Most High!

 

God is cool enough to create you, right?

So with that being said I’d like to leave you with this thought;

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, The LORD,

The Creator of the ends of the earth,

Neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 49:28

 

I challenge you to go read the rest of it.

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you Shalom

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette