Apples of Gold


Through God’s grace, I am learning to wait, less impulsive, believing in His timing and settings to speak or remain silent or to express myself more clearly, recognize my hypocrisies and grow from it. God is amazing and I delight in His ways.

“Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word aptly spoken in right circumstances.” Proverbs 35:11
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An Urgent Call to Prayer


The Trumpet Call to Prayer
“Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast”
 Isaiah 58:1

Whenever there was a time when the people were to assemble, they would hear a trumpet blast. Today there is a trumpet call for all God’s people to prioritize prayer. At this time, we are called together in unity as the body of Christ to pray God’s sovereignty over our homes and this nation.
But first, the Lord has revealed through His Word, we who are called by His Name, must recognize our own sins and repent before we can discern how to pray for our families, leaders and this nation.
Isaiah 58, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matthew 7:5

The “Trumpet” Call is coming from the White House for a time for prayer and fasting. The time will be November 2nd-5th.

Right now, there is a conspiracy threatening our elected President and those who have faith in Christ. But through fasting and prayer God gives us the opportunity to bring down those strongholds and once again become one nation “under the leadership of God”. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Remember, we are not contending against any man, but principalities and powers in high places.  Therefore, we are to put on God’s full Armor, asking for discernment on how to pray concerning these spiritual forces. Ephesians 6:10-20

Here are some scriptural conditions for God to hear our Prayers:

“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will call, and HE will answer; you will cry out, and He will say, Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will go forth in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.” Isaiah 58:9-10

“ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

“And when you stand to pray, if you hold anything against another, forgive it, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your trespasses as well.” Mark 11:25

Resources:

Understand political issues. Contact your representatives and Pray:
Intercessors for America: https://www.ifapray.org/

If you want to know the why and how of fasting:
Rediscovering Fasting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXi2fFyJy-4&feature=youtu.be

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The Senate Pass


Acts 8:25-40
Recently, I had the opportunity to accompany my husband on a business trip to Washington DC. I planned to visit the Capital and sit in on the proceedings on the days Congress and the Senate were in session. Before my trip, I contacted the offices of my Senators, requesting passes to the galleries where I had decided to observe and pray. I didn’t hear back from them and decided to just visit the Capitol building, Supreme Court building and some museums located near our hotel. But what occurred was I developed an infection on my leg which caused a lot of pain whenever I walked. However, the Lord had given me a peace about going on this trip, reminding me, His grace was sufficient. And every time it was necessary to walk, I had His grace, and the pain decreased. But on the day I had planned to visit the historic sites, the pain became unbearable and so, I relented to stay in my hotel room. It allowed me to pray for our government leaders and just to take advantage of this special time to worship the Lord and pray.
As I was listening to worship music on YouTube, and in joyous praise, I was suddenly interrupted with a call from someone in DC. There was no ID so I decided not to answer. But when I listened to the recorded message, I was surprised to hear it was one of my Senators letting me know I could visit his office to pick up the gallery visitor’s passes. I, of course, was very disappointed, because of my condition, I could not go.
Not knowing what Senator had sent the message, I decided to search the office number. As I was discovering the name of the Senator attached to the office number, I was immediately transferred through the internet to a webcast, broadcasting the Senate proceedings taking place that day. I was amazed as I was witnessing two nominations: One, for the Commissioner for Health and Human Services and the other for the representative to the United Nations General Assembly. They were taking a senate vote on their nominations. I did not know the two nominees’ backgrounds, so while the vote was taking place I researched some information concerning them. I was again amazed to find out, both were Trump Appointees, and one, in particular, was very conservative and matched my beliefs on policies concerning children’s issues. I was then encouraged to pray for each of their nominations as I was given a remote front row seat to witness everything going on within the Senate Chamber.

It then occurred to me that although it was not possible to visit the Senate, personally, and sit in the gallery to pray, God had through cyberspace transported me there. I was so excited knowing that God had allowed my circumstance to work for good and that His sovereignty in the matter prevailed, despite my dilemma. This was so encouraging.

This reminded me of how an Angel of the Lord told Philip, to go south to a desert road leading from Jerusalem. There, the Holy Spirit led him to join an Ethiopian who was reading scripture. The scripture was Isaiah 53 which is the prophecy concerning Jesus Christ. Philip was sent to explain the scripture he was reading, and as a result, the eunuch was converted and immediately wanted to be baptized.

Isn’t it amazing how God is faithful, to reveal His truth to anyone who is seeking, and personally will call a believer, to go and witness and interpret scripture?
As soon as the eunuch and Philip came up out of the baptismal water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again.
In comparison, it seemed as though the Lord had supernaturally transported me to witness the nominations, and I was in and out of that remote setting, as soon as God’s purpose was obeyed.

His ways never cease to amaze and delight me as I am always given His grace, whenever I am reminded to pray.
(Philippians 4: 4-6, 2 Corinthians 12:9)

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