The Fellowship- https://youtu.be/wDbwvNMhzFc [One news update- from me- at end of post]
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
https://youtu.be/8NVbwcggrlE Zeal of thine house [I made this video late the other night- and simply needed to tag it to a post]
https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/04/08/battle-is-the-lords/ on today’s video ‘the fellowship’ Big Charlie was bringing up Jehoshaphat the king- and a day or so before I taught on him at my daughter’s house- this is the link to that teaching.
.Craig’s testimony [he had brain cancer]
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
NEW- I just filmed a few minutes this day- because we were at a nice spot by the water and I was with a few friends.
Craig shared his story- he’s Andy’s son and was diagnosed with brain cancer a few years ago.
At the time- we weren’t sure how long he was going to live.
Yet Craig has been doing well- thanks to God- and you can hear his testimony on video.
And I asked a few of the guys to share- they did.
It was just a short glimpse of the day- yet it was fellowship in a way.
Not the type most of us are familiar with- in a church building- but more of a family of friends.
I have known these guys for many years- and most of them you have seen before.
I see my friends go thru many ups and downs- times where they feel like everything is going their way.
And then times where things are very hard.
After the video I spent some time with Andy- I took him to a few stores to get medicine for his daughter who was not feeling well.
It’s been a while since I spent time with Andy- he thanked me for helping him some today.
I have seen God work in their lives- and I realize they are where they ‘are’.
Please pray for my friends- and maybe reach out to people in your area- most of us know where a homeless person could be found.
It’s not simply giving someone a few dollars- but becoming friends with them.
Maybe talk to them outside the stores they stand at- spend some time getting to know their story.
When you see me praying with them on the video- it’s really not some ‘hyped up’ type of thing.
No- these guys are actually my friends- the video is a tiny bit of what it’s really all about.
I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Joel 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
Joel 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.
Joel 3:4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;
Joel 3:5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.
Joel 3:7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:
Joel 3:8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Joel 3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Joel 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Joel 3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Joel 3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
Joel 3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
I have commented much about Russia in the past. And tried to give the long term reasons I believe Russia might be ready for a real war with the U.S.
But I will just comment briefly about the recent Syria bombing by the U.S.
Nobody wants to see Assad kill children with chemical weapons- nobody wants to see any children killed- by any means.
And when videos of dead kid’s surface- we want to do something about it.
The past few months kids- civilians- were ‘simply’ killed in Mosul [Iraq] some of those civilians were purposely killed by U.S. backed ‘fighters’ on the ground.
The U.S. did not want those we backed to kill them- yet they did.
The Iraqi army- and others- did so because of a religious division in the country [Sunni- Shia].
Now- we did not see those dead kids in the news.
And I do not equate the actions of Assad with us.
But the fact is the parents of those dead kids- targeted by U.S. backed ‘fighters’ was just as bad- because in the end- kids died.
There are also kids being killed in Africa- and other places.
Without getting into the whole debate- yes- bad things happen in the world.
And sometimes they happen by various ‘rebels’ we support.
Russia probably did not want Assad to do the attack- using chemical weapons.
Assad probably did not purposefully target kids- but he uses the weapons he has to fight the rebel strongholds in his country.
And he sees it as ‘collateral damage’- just like we see the kids killed by the ‘fighters’ we support.
In short- Russia does not want the killing of kids- there stated purpose in Syria is they do not want a repeat of Iraq- Libya- etc.
These were failed attempts by the West to ‘do good’.
Russia has a point-
And we should all condemn the killing of innocent civilians- especially kids.
But if the toppling of Assad- In the end leads to a total breakup of Syria.
You will have more kids die- and there will be nothing we can do to stop it.
http://www.kztv10.com/category/293871/local-news If I get a chance- I hope to interview some people from the restaurant.
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