All great adventures include intrigue and mystery. The Lord surprised me by sharing a little about the mystery of this pandemic.
What He showed me gave me strength and hope. So, if you could use something along those lines keep reading.
Wow & Whoa, Rainbows
Several weeks ago there was a radiant series of rainbows that glistened across the sky outside my front door. Just as the sun was inching over the mountains a shower of musical rain rolled across the prairies igniting a brilliant set of double rainbows.
I stood in awe. The only place I’ve ever seen such vibrant colors was near the seashore. And the whole scene lingered, which gave me a lot of time to capture it on my camera.The next morning I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done. I opened my photo file and began to share with God how beautiful this display of rainbows were. In the middle of that He said, “This is a show, and TELL.” Oh.
I closed the photo file and said, “Speak Lord.” He asked me, “when did the first rainbow appear?”
Happy this was an easy question I blurted, “Noah’s arc.” The rainbow was a sign of God’s promise to never destroy mankind with a flood. Genesis chapters 7 and 8 unfold the context and content of this incredible story. While reading these chapters, I remembered Jesus said something about the days of Noah in the gospel's.
God’s List of Things for YOU to Do
I found His words in Matthew 24, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark…”
So the Lord described the end days as a season when everyone is pursuing business as usual.
And as you read through Matthew 24 and 25 you will discover a clear list of what you and I are supposed to be doing if we are in, “the end times.”
Here is an Abbreviated List from Matthew 24:
- Watch out that no one deceive you.
- See to it that you are not alarmed.
- There will be persecution.
- This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world.
There are more things in Matthew 24 and 25 that are clear action steps.
In a Nutshell
Are these the last days? The Bible says no one knows the times. The good news is if you believe it’s the last days then scripture shines a flash light on the practical ways you can prepare.
At the very least I believe you and I can agree this is NOT business as usual.
If you don’t want to be deceived or swallowed up by fear, take time every day in God’s word. It’s your spiritual bread.
If you want to be prepared for persecution take time with God in worship. His Presence makes all the difference.
And in the midst of this pandemic get busy seeing the gospel go out into the nations. You can pray. You can support those who are going. And you can go (after travel restrictions).
God’s throne has not shifted one inch. Though the nations are trembling and fires are raging and hurricanes are threatening, our God sits solidly from the place where He rules the universe.
This is good news.
And if you are a follower of Jesus, no matter what happens down here, YOU are on your way home.
In His love and mine,
- Please read: Genesis 6, 7, 8
- Please read: Matthew 24 and 25
- Job creation: Pray pray pray for help from heaven. For appointed CEO’s and CFO’s to come out of retirement and jump into this massive challenge. The right people need to be in position.
- Health Insurance: this has become a huge issue due to sudden unemployment. Ask God for wisdom, that solutions will emerge for this in-between time.
- Activate Compassion: let’s go for love and good deeds. C’mon.
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This was a very good lesson, much to think on, thank you
God is using you in a big way. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. During tough times as these it is vital to look to our Lord for guidance and to trust Him more, have more faith and love for Him. We feel the birth pains , we feel the end times are near as well. We pray our Lord uses us to reach the unsaved everyday. The Holy
Spirit speaks thru us and it is a joy how our Lord uses us.
God bless you!
Thank you for your kind words. I am mainly seeking to be faithful, thats where I put a word like “big” I believe as we are faithful in the small things, follow up and follow through, our amazing God does the big things 🙂 May the Lord release words of knowledge to you as you reach out to pre-believers and may you see miracles.
God bless you my fellow colleague in His Kingdom. kathleen
thank you for your encouragement. Great to hear from you. May the Lord meet you in a special way as you ponder the things He’s called you to ponder. And may you distribute much hot bread from His heart to those around you.
thank you, blessings to you and your ministry.
Thank you Kathleen. Yes I believe we are in the last of days. We need to hold tight to Jesus.
I Love this thus said the Lord it made my day ❤️ keep up the good work for the Lord Jesus
This was very helpful Kathleen! One of the first I’ve read that makes sense and that I can engage with! Bless you, Kathleen! 🙏🏻💖 Michele 😍
Kathleen, thank you for sharing this timely word. I have been spending time in the word, but this challenges me to spend more time in prayer, and in praise to God. Where the presence of the Lord is, there is true joy!
I truly believe this is a time where many people are facing hard struggles, and there are some believers who are pondering the question “is God good?”
Thank you for reminding me, and all of us reading this, that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is on the move!
So Precious and So Timely!! So enjoyed you devotional .. praying and declaring Life Life Life and that All your positions be filled with Powerful leader fearless and faithful to the Word of The Lord! And medical insurance need DONE in Jesus’s Name.
Thank you Darlene for your love, prayers and encouragement. May the Lord pour blessings over you and through you in these challenging days.
Faithful is He who has called you~