His Eye is on the Sparrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jvkqtnq6Q8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3URCzv-mNk
FOR WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH First Kings Chapter 17 etc. and Second Kings
The Great Tribulation and its consequences are real.
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:13
"Having done all...to stand"
Miracles begin when our best efforts run out; Partnering with God.
Solution to the Great Tribulation : TRUSTING in God no matter what .
We must keep ourselves in the love of God no matter what . Jude 21
He is able to keep us from falling. Jude 24
forget not all His daily benefits -- Psalm 68:19 and Psalm 103: 2 and Psalm 116:12
1, 2 KINGS ( necessity-miracles)
Elijah and Elisha
The following miracles took place in the Old Testament. God is more than able to do the same in the Great Tribulation. Miracles can never be taken for granted. They perform God's sovereign will. Even though we will have God's help during the Great Tribulation , we must always remember that : " He that leadeth into captivity, shall go into captivity; he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword" Rev. 13:10.
There may come a day when the miracles are withheld and we are called home.
God will keep us until our work is done. When it is time to go home, He will call us.
Miraculous drinking water........................................................ 2 Kings 3:17, 18
Miraculous food......................................................................... 2 Kings 4:42-44
Strength without purchased vitamins ...................................... 1 Kings 19:5-8
On just 2 meals of bread and water, Elijah went on a 40 day journey with no more food.
The Israelites ate manna in the desert for 40 years and had all the strength they needed.
Miraculous oil ; and debts paid.................................................. 2 Kings 4:1-7
Protection from surveillance; seeing-eyes made "blind".........2 Kings 6:18 ( GPS, cameras, radar etc.)
miraculous shield of protection...................................................Psalm 91 and Genesis 15:1
Shield from the heat of the sun and brightness of the moon ... Psalm 121 : 6
Warmth and shade: the cloud of His Presence..........................Exodus 13:21
Miraculous birth; and a resurrection..........................................2 Kings 4:16-36
miracle over pollution (biological-chemical warfare WMD) ... 2 Kings 2:19-22
miracle over food-engineering (toxins, GM)............................. 2 Kings 4: 38-41
miracle over poisons, predatory animals + diseases...................Mark 16:18
protection from vaccinations...................................................... Acts 28:3-6
protection from predatory animals............................................. Daniel Chapter Six;
Miraculous meals in time of need; Angelic-care in the wilderness... 1 Kings 17:5,13 and 1Kings 19:5,6
Stomach-closed up from hunger.......................................................... 1 Kings 19: 8 + Daniel 6
Strength for the journey....................................................................... 1 Kings 19: 8 (also Isaiah 40:29-31)
Healing from diseases (Aids, HIV, Ebola, Zika etc.).......................... 2 Kings 5: 1-17 (whole book of Mark)
For those who practiced obedience and righteousness, none of the diseases of Egypt were placed upon them.
No lights?.............................................................................................. Exodus 10:21-23
Wilderness living: war , famine, wild animals..................................... Job 5:19-24
Please see Hebrews 11: 33--38 concerning "a BETTER RESURECTION".
Some were delivered out of their trial, and some to heaven through their trial.
"Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord"............. Exodus 14:13
"The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil .....................................Psalm 121: 7
"But the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits"
Daniel 11:32 . Yet even so, when it is time for God to call us home, we will go home.
These exploits are Spiritual and physical....not political. Please see Testimony: hopetotheend.com/miracle.html
The Right Perspective here :
We are not of the persuasion, that Believers (who are left behind ) are automatically immune from the severe testings of the Great Tribulation. This will not be like Goshen during the plagues of Egypt. Everyone will be severely tried and tested. "Behold, I have told you before", Matthew 24: 25 .
We are to make every attempt NOT to be here during this time of the Great Tribulation.
We are to "flee the wrath to come" -- Matthew 3:17 and Luke 3:7 .
We are to Ask to be counted worthy to ESCAPE all that is Coming upon the world. Luke 21: 36
We are to believe in the Rapture, and that we will be with our Lord during the time of the Great Tribulation.
"And unto them that look for Him shall He appear the Second Time " -- Hebrews 9:28 ( before end-trib).
There is a crown of reward for all those who love His appearing. -- 2 Timothy 4:8
Yet --for a season-- the Godly will be doing exploits :
And these signs shall follow them that believe;
In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (Spirit-filled)
They shall take up serpents;
and if they drink (intake) any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; (includes vaccines, as God so wills )
they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:16-18 (Gift of Healing)
This aura of protection most likely covers the air we breathe, even from contrails.
"Serpents" are deadly with deadly toxins. The application here covers deadly vaccines and food manipulation (genetic-engineering, genetic modification). We are able to do exploits by knowing God in prayer, meditation and the reading of the Word. The more we read, the more we increase our Faith. The more Faith we have, the more we can apply these principles of Faith.
Reading the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Acts builds up our spiritual strength.
"Let the weak say I am strong." Joel 3:10
"He gives power to the faint." Isaiah 40:29-31
"Is anything too hard for the Lord ?" Genesis 18:14
"He shall deliver thee from the noisome pestilence...
thou shalt not be afraid ... for the arrow
Nor for the pestilence... nor for the destruction...
Because thou hast made the LORD thy habitation
[ Because you have chosen to live in the presence of God, abiding in His words and in His love ] ...safe from the poisonous adder
"Because he hath set his love upon ME (Jesus), therefore will I deliver him" -- Psalm 91
NOT, I WILL HELP THEE
"Fear thou not; for I AM with thee:
Be not dismayed; for I AM thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of MY righteousness"....
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee'..... Isaiah 41:10 and 13 ----- also Isaiah 43:2 ( POWERFUL)
Before the Midnight Rapture takes place:
World War 3 ( the Magog War of Ezekiel 38 and 39 and also of Rev. 8 and Rev. 9 ) and the New World Order will change living conditions drastically. Do we panic ? Do we forget the mercies of the Lord ? No. We draw closer to the Lord more than ever before, and begin to apply kingdom principles, teaching ourselves by reading the Word.
After the Midnight Rapture:
God has promised to be with us always, and He has said in the Book of Daniel Chapter 11 that there will be a time of "exploits" (miracles). God will show Himself all powerful , even in the time of antichrist so that all will know Who is really in control and has ALL power.
After some length of time (no one knows) the hardships will increase. Some Believers may perform exploits up to the end ; some may "be made white" and undergo greater hardships of dying under severe conditions or martyrdom.
Some will go in the Cockcrowing Rapture http://hopetotheend.com/5sheaves.html and http://hopetotheend.com/ccr.html
Whatever happens, underneath are the Everlasting Arms and "where sin abounds, grace doth more abound."
We need not fear -- He is always here -- the end is very near !
FOWLS and the Great Tribulation
See Testimony: hopetotheend.com/Matt6.html
"Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye
or what ye shall drink;
Nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat?
And the body more than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you,
that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink?
Or where-withal shall we be clothed? (For all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: hopetotheend.com/tom.html
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
ROBINS and the Great Tribulation
Said the Robin to the Sparrow: 'I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings rush about and worry so."
Said the Sparrow to the Robin,"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me."
by Elizabeth Cheney
"Casting all our cares upon Him for He careth for us." 1 Peter 5:7
"And call upon ME in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify ME" Psalm 50:15
"He shall call upon ME, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him." Psalm 91:15
Livelihood and the Great Tribulation
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines;
The labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat;
The flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD,
I WILL JOY IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.
THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH." ..........Habakkuk 3:17-19
Worry is Faith that hasn't said it's prayers
"If you worry, why pray?
If you pray, why worry?"
When Doubt knocks at the door,
Let FAITH answer.
Let us feed our Faith,
and starve our doubts --- Lester Summerall
Parable of bigger barns (storehouses)....Luke
"And He said unto them, 'take heed, and beware of covetousness:
for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
"The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
And he thought within himself saying,
'What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?'
And he said, 'This will I do:
I will pull down my barns, and build greater;
and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
And I will say to my soul,
"Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years;
take thine ease, eat, drink and be merry".
But God said unto him,
"Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee:
Then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?"
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God." [rich in TRUST]
RAVENS and the Great Tribulation....Luke
"Consider the Ravens: for they neither sow nor reap;
Which neither have storehouse nor barn;
And God feedeth them:
how much more are ye better than the fowls?...
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,
why take ye thought for the rest?....
Fear not little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms;
provide yourselves bags which wax not old,
a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."...LUKE 12
"Fear NONE of those things which thou shalt
suffer" Revelation/Apocalypse 2:10
"A perfect love casts out fear" -- 1 John 4:18
SPARROWS and the Great Tribulation
His Eye is on the Sparrow and I know He watches me
"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten by God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore:
Ye are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12: 6,7
"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father [knowing it].
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value than many sparrows." --- Matthew 10: 29--31
GOLD COINS, MONEY, INVESTMENTS and the Great Tribulation
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten.
Your gold and silver is cankered;
and the rust of them shall be a witness against you,
and shall eat your flesh as it were fire.
Ye have heaped treasure together for the Last Days
"Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields,
which is of you kept back by fraud crieth:
and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of
the LORD OF SABAOTH. [Commander-in Chief of the heavenly armies]
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton;
ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Ye have condemned and killed the just;
and he doth not resist you." --- JAMES 5: 1--6
"Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ." Philippians 3:8
"Men's hearts failing them for FEAR,
and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.......
And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads;
for your redemption draweth nigh ;
"And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting [excess],
and drunkenness, and cares of this life,
and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always,
that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass,
and to stand before the Son of Man"[Jesus].
HUMMINGBIRDS and the Great
"Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfieth the longing (thirsting) soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."Psalm 107: 8, 9
Hymn: " His Eye Is On The Sparrow" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThdyncQLtA0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1zFdtS0xI
The following will still be in effect during the Great Tribulation :
10. The Bible will still have the answers.
9. Prayer will still work.
8. The Holy Spirit will still be highly interactive, leading and guiding.
7. God will still inhabit praise; He will never leave us nor forsake us. Hebrews 13:5
6. There will still be anointed preaching ( 144,000 )
5. There will still be the singing of praise, making melody in our hearts
4. God will still show His mercy Habakkuk 3:2
3. There will be room at the cross for repentant sinners
2. Jesus still loves and cares for His own
1. Jesus still saves and wants you now.
One aspect of the Great Tribulation is martial law... hopetotheend.com/mlaw2.html
Martial Law is when extra-ordinary arbitrary laws are applied to the citizenry that curtail many freedoms we take for granted. What is the Christian response to these strong measures?
Here are some answers from Scripture:
1 Peter 2:13,14..."Submit" ;
Acts 4:19, 20
Acts 5:29 -- " we ought to obey God rather than men"
Romans 12:18.."If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
May God grant us all His grace , peace and Mercy.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Maranatha
It is better to suffer deprivation than to take the 666 mark of the beast.
In the end, you win it all. Revelation 21:7
"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son."
Life is a Test hopetotheend.com/atest.html
"Have you had a bitter experience that, for the life of you, seemed to never end and to never make sense? Rather than conclude that the Lord caused you to go through that experience for no good reason, please apply this wonderful Scripture to your heart!
"God allowed you to go through that bitter experience so that, after you had weathered the trial, you knew the peace that can only come to the Christian who has gone through the deep waters of a bitter trial and come out of it with greater faith and patience, and yes, "peace" than you ever knew before"
From David Bay of Cutting Edge 10/02
"Coincidence" is just God remaining anonymous http://www.promiseofgod.com/sparrow/
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