" Reaching The Harvest One Person At A Time "
SEIZING THE MOMENT
A Glimpse into an Extremely Important Moment in the Life of Jacob
Written By:Mike Shreve ( Shreve Ministries }
" The One We're Waiting For "
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”[a]
7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 9 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
10 “What should we do then?” the crowd asked.
11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”
13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them.
14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”
He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with[b] water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Today just as in the days of John The Baptist I must cast out the sound, the voice of the Holy Spirit, sending out the same message of the prophet John, preparing the way for the coming of the Lord.
The times in which we live may have changed, the culture in which we live may have changed, the generation in which we live may have changed, but my friend, the message is the same.
We as the body of Christ must surely put on the attributes of Him for which we were created. For how can we be one body with our perfect savior if we as the body are contaminated with sin, selfishness and pride.
We must adorn ourselves, and make ourselves ready, for surely the coming of our Lord is at hand.
The bride of Christ must stand together undefiled in the unity of the Holy Spirit, it is time to prepare ourselves, and it is time to send out a Holy Call for repentance and holiness of heart.
It is time to walk in truthfullness and integrity, It is time to remove the hardness of your heart, and share of your selves and your bounty, to your brothers and sisters in need.
Stand up and be the hands of feet of Christ in this dark and sinful world.
Oh Precious Lord, Breathe upon us the cleansing Fire of Your Holy Spirit, Let it wash us clean from the dirt and sin of this world....Cleanse us from the inside out, Lord as we rend our hearts to you.
Make our hearts anew oh God!!! That we may show the love of our God in times of darkness and obscurity.
Define the truths of your word by allowing us to walk out your truths in the paths of our lives. Daily shining the light of your love to a world who is at times most selfish and unloveable.
Speak not only through our lips but speak also Lord through our actions, that we may exemplify the love of a living savior extending Himself to the world through His bride and be to us all that we could ever need or ask for dear Lord, by showing us your divine love and favour as we surrender ourselves to you.
In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.
5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.
Many of you under the sound of my voice tonight have been lost, just like the children of Israel, God has called you to go to the promised land, but your lost, wondering in the wilderness because your heart still desires the things you left behind in Egypt.
The things of this world has consumed you, and your eyes are on the world instead of being centered on the cause of Christ.
This is the time of battle, right before we enter into the promised land,
It is time walk in the faith of Joshua, we need to become a Joshua Generation, willing to stand up in faith and holiness and fight to obtain all God has for us and all God has called us to be.
Leaders of Strength and Integrity, walking in true Holiness of Heart and Truth and Honesty before all men, Laying aside every weight and every sin that seeks to call us back to the land of Egypt, where God has delivered us from all sin and darkness, and all of the bondages of the flesh.
Not yet obtaining perfection, but walking in the Grace of the Cross, trusting in the refuge of Christ who hath shed His blood to make us free.
For you are the faithful one, By your stripes we are healed, By your blood we have been set free, By your Spirit we are made overcomers, By your Broken body, WE ARE MADE ONE.
Let Go!!! Let Go of all of the things that may be hindering you today, and walk in the fullness of Him who has called you to be His beautiful bride.
It is not by chance that you have come to read this message, but it is the Holy Spirit, reaching for you to come closer to your savior, He is truly reaching for you....You are His beloved and He is your God.
He has been faithful even unto death, He is now even faithful in bringing new life in us through the power of His Holy Spirit, He is still our Faithful God.
My Fatihful God, You Are My God, You Are The One We Are Waiting For, You Are The One We are Waiting For.....Oh! Oh! Oh! You Are Our God.