What Season Are We In?
LISTEN NOW! As Greg and Pat discuss the seasons we find ourselves in especially the Christmas season. They continue to share how this is the time when people begin asking others what they want. Some may reply and say nothing. You don’t have to buy me anything but the other person insists. The question is, are they insisting because they want you to get them something because you enjoy the process of shopping? They encourage us to remember that Christmas is about Jesus. It’s all about the wonderful gift of Jesus and the salvation he gives because of his great love. Perfect love casts out fear. Give loved ones the gift of love. It’s easier to buy someone a new car than to truly love them. Make 2014 a year that people can receive and live in love. As they continue to discuss seasons and times they share how certain behaviors are not appropriate in certain seasons. In 1 Chronicles 12:32 we are introduced to the timings of Issachar. He was a man of understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do. There are a lot of things happening right now and we are sharing about what you need to do in this season. They continue to share the wisdom Chuck Pierce shared when he said that you need to choose to align yourself with what God has said. They continue to discuss how we can’t get stuck in a season. There is an appointed time for that season to end. We are facing great tragedy and destruction while Israel is surrounded. The Church needs to align herself with Israel. No matter the season God will take care of His people you just need to abide with Him.
ENDURANCE: You are Going to Need to Go Through Something to be Strong in God
As Greg and Pat discuss the importance of endurance and the need to go through something if you are going to be strong in the Lord. They continue to share that when a Prince is born under a King there is not much need for endurance. The same is true in America because of the amazing blessings this land possesses. However, the Bible tells us in Hebrews 10 that we should not be those who shrink back but instead be those who endure. It takes God’s grace upon your life for you to endure. What’s going on in your life is going to either make you stronger or drive you deeper in the cave of denial. They continue to discuss how you want to be able to endure but without abiding with God it is impossible to endure. They continue to share the prayer of endurance they have been praying for several years. The book of James reminds us to consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds. However, we must be willing to face the trial. If you are still stressing out you don’t know yet that God is in control. You need to go out deeper and farther in God. You are going to have to press through and endure. Going through it will make you stronger. It’s a lot like building muscle. Muscle is developed by breaking it down and then it comes back stronger. They encourage us to build ourselves up in God. Don’t assume you are a disciple, check yourself. They encourage us to learn the language of the Spirit. We don’t want to be ones who shrink back, remember the four blood moons start with much struggle. Abiding with Jesus is how you build endurance.vfnrp