ARE YOU PREPARED
OR NOT?
 
 
 
 
     After a time of prayer and fasting that Dewayne and I had, The Lord said, "tell them to obey Me."  I told the Lord that I thought The Church already knew that and the more He repeated it to me, I realized He was telling me to tell The Church that, because we were not obeying Him!  God even tells us that if we DO NOT obey Him that curses could come upon us and if we DO obey Him blessings would come to us. 

"26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse - 27 the blessings if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known." (Deuteronomy 11:26-28 (NIV)).  

     And we can truly see that our disobedience (even what the world would call a small thing) could cause the consequence of The Lord's Hand being against us instead of for us!   
 
"15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it were against your fathers." (1 Samuel 12:15 (KJV)).
 
     Then we see in The Word a crucial reason to obey whatever God is telling us to do.  For we see clearly that even our true relationship with God is based on our obedience to Him, "When we obey God, we are sure that we know him. 4 But  if we claim to know him and don't obey him, we are lying and the truth isn't in our hearts. 5 We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him" (1 John 2:3-5) (CEV).  The Lord is speaking to us, He is wanting the good life for us and our families.  He longs to bless us and show us even on a greater scale His Goodness and He is telling us and you this vital message, He says, "tell them to obey Me."


 



    
While Dewayne and I were praying, fasting and sowing the Lord told Dewayne, "prepare."  Dewayne told me that when The Lord spoke to Him "prepare" he questioned The Lord what He meant.  The Lord showed Him an example so that we could all understand.  The Lord illustrated that we here in the Northeast get a tremendous amount of snow, ice, bitter coldness, sleet, high winds and freezing rain.  This extreme and reoccurring weather causes power outages, slick roads, frozen cars, frequent shoveling, no school, no traveling and no heat!  And what do we who live in these parts of the Country do?  We make preparations! 
 
 
 
 
    
     We are watching the local news, checking on the Internet and reading our Newspapers to get the latest weather report.  We want to know what the weather is going to do today, tonight, tomorrow and for the next seven days.  We will plan our week, routes we should take or not take and think about what we have in the house to eat for the duration of the weather.  We will run to the grocery stores and buy up the bread, lunchmeat, eggs, milk, chips and anything that we can fix ourselves and families to eat, even if the electricity goes out.  For those who have generators, we check the levels of fuel it has and how much is in our fuel cans left over from the last storm.  For those who have a means of supplemental heat, you are checking the fuel also and your wood and propane.  We make sure we know exactly where the candles, matches, flashlights and the amount and location of the batteries are.  For some you have to
prepare for floodings, tornadoes, mud slides, fires and other events.  Yet, ONE THING that we all have in common is that we are looking, listening, waiting and anticipating what the forecast is telling us the conditions are going to be like and how it is going to affect us and that is exactly what The Lord has foretold us to prepare for also!
 
 
 
 
 

     Throughout The Word of God, beginning from the very first we see that God has always been and will always be a Preparer,
 "IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 (AMP))  The Preparer 
prepared a place, a body, a mind, a companion (woman for man), food, water, a spirit, a soul, a free will . . . EVERYTHING THAT WE WOULD EVER NEED as His Children.  He even has promised in John 14:2-3 that, "In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes).  If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to PREPARE a place for you. 3 And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also."   In the (KJV) we find that it is translated that there are "mansions" being prepared for us!  So, if Father God is The Preparer, doesn't it make sense that He would make sure that His Children were to prepare for things also? 


     Before I get to the very heart of what I am telling you, allow me to show you a few more examples of our Lord's preparations.  We find in Exodus 12 the account of when God was telling His People to prepare to leave Egypt.  They were to get a lamb, prepare it, eat it, put it's blood on the doorposts, (Verse 11)
"And you shall eat it thus; [as fully prepared for a journey] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover."  The Hebrews were to prepare for they, their families, livestock, the Egyptians gold, silver, jewels and possessions were all going with them in a great haste. (Verse 39) "They left Egypt in such a hurry that they did not have time to prepare any food except the bread dough made without yeast. So they baked it and made thin bread."  And what was the direction of The Lord?  He told them what was going to happen, what to do and what to do to prepare!  God will never leave us without a plan!  He tells us He has plans for us! (Jeremiah 29:11-14a).

     We know that many preparations were made for Jesus to come to planet Earth.  The prophets spoke words manifesting Him, Joseph and Mary's betrothal (and both being in the blood line of king David), the census to make them go to Bethlehem, the dreams, the directions, the visitations from Angels and so many, many more preparations too many to write.  And yet there is one who's calling was to Prepare.  Isaiah 40:3 (AMP) "A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God!"
 
     John the Baptist's destiny was prophesied by Isaiah many years before he came on the scene.  God prepared John's way, as John would prepare his cousin Jesus' way.  God will ALWAYS prepare a way for His People, which brings me to what Dewayne and I want you to know.
     
     Matthew 24:3-8 screams to us, "As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" 4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains."  
 
     The Lord told Dewayne to "prepare."  He told him that we need to "prepare" just like we do when we hear the forecast of bad weather coming!  The Word of God and The Holy Spirit is telling us to "prepare!"  Just like God told His People the preparations right before they made an Exodus out of Egypt, God is showing us in His Word and allowing the media to tell us what time we are living in and to "prepare" to make our Exodus from here in the rapture!  He is allowing us and this Ministry to be like John the Baptist and tell God's People to "prepare" for the way of The Lord!   John was to pave and prepare and announce the way for Jesus as He would begin His Ministry.  And we are heralding that He is coming again and He is wanting us to hear the "forecasts" all around us.  He is wanting us to pay our attention to what is going on in the "atmosphere."  God is wanting His Children to not fear, yet be aware and prepared!  This is not a time to be uninformed and napping.  Bride, it is time for us to pray when we see these SIGNS that Jesus told us Himself would be taking place.  This time that we live in is what all of history, the former Saints who have went on and all of Heaven is waiting for and we get to live right as it is happening!  This is what it's all about and what it has always been about - Getting As Many People into The Kingdom and grown up in the Kingdom as possible!  Remember, God is telling us all, "to obey" and "prepare."  Church this is your finest hour, The Master is about to come and get us!
 
 
 
               
 
 
 
 
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 LOVE never fails and LOVE will never fail YOU and GOD Is LOVE!
 
 
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