John and Doves,
you said, "I fear I'll run out of oil before the
just do what scripture says, and you'll be alright.
be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life.
Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and
control you." Ephesians 5:18, NLT
"...[F]ill and control" has the meaning of continuous, eternal
could say, then, "Be ye being filled with the Holy
you can see that a person continuously being filled can't ever run
have trouble visualizing that, take a look at Zechariah
the prophet writes of a vision of seven lamps and two olive
fact, Zechariah 4:6 contains the famous scripture,
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
saith the LORD of hosts."
Isaac Jordan (9 Nov
"Reese word from
11-8 right - Time is up - I was wrong about that"
Ron and Doves,
Thank you for staying up
late and posting that message. I'm blessed to have two jobs right now,
but I'm working 70 hours a week and had to skip church all day this past
Sunday. It seems to me as if The Lord is separating me from my extended
family (parents, sister, in-laws). I have openly and vocally mused with
Him that if He's trying break up my family, wear me out, sleeping 5-6 hours a
day and test me like never before - He's appears to be succeeding as I beg Him
to keep it duct taped together as life feels like one big reaction, and
waiting for the next thing to do. Because of my schedule, I end up
spending more time with The Lord than with my wife. I know it's way out
of balance, but it's my life and what God has given to me to manage. I'm
typing this right now as my wife plays racquetball and my son naps on my
I feel separated and isolated and further away from them the
closer I get to The Lord and spend time with Him. Your case for a split
rapture makes sense as it relates to the barley harvest and the wheat
Barley must be thrown up in the air and wheat must be beaten by a
tribulum. My neighbor just finished divorcing his wife. My other
neighbor is going to walk out on their mortgage. Two other Christian
husbands I know have walked out on their wives and daughters - one so he could
go get a seminary master's degree, and a third seems to be considering leaving
his family and faith to compose rock music. I also caught a pastor I
know looking at something he definitely should not be. I feel like a
judge with a case docket.
I have to keep seeking The Lord to have the
power to continue. I need His help to love my family and to serve The
Lord and their needs. I find myself subconsciously badmouthing my jobs
for not paying enough even though it's what The Lord has provided. I
have to repent and keep on going. The Lord has always used my employment
as my mission field and given me time to witness in word and deed. I
need His help not to resent the pay and stay focused on good service and
praying for my coworkers and customers.
Pray always that we may be
accounted worthy to escape these things and to stand before The Son of Man.
The Lord calls us to be salt. We must remember Lot's wife, so we
don't end up as a solid pillar of it.
Please pray for me. I want
to be accounted worthy to escape, and I fear I'll run out
of oil before the end.
Thank you John for 5 doves and Ron for
piping up over the last two years.