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Claude Lorrain-Hagar und Ismael in der Wüste

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                  I was reading in Genesis 21 14-21 where Hagar was sent into the wilderness with her son Ishmael whom she had borne to Abraham. They had been set out in the desert with only bread and water to survive on and soon their provision had perished. Hagar set her son under a bush

to die and then placed herself far enough  away so that she would not have to witness his Death. As she sat weeping GOD sent an Angel to her and opened her eyes to see through her sorrows and showed her a Well where her and Ishmael would find Life Giving Water. GOD is so Good!!!

    This is the second time in which Hagar gets a Word from GOD at ” The Well” . In Genesis 16 vs. 7 an Angel of the Lord finds her near a spring in the wilderness and instructs her to return to her mistress .  She goes on to name the Well in vs. 14 ” beer-lahai-roi” because she believed that she had seen the One who looks after her. Glory!!!   

 In my humble opinion the Angel who came to Hagar was the incarnate  JESUS !!! HE had brought her Living Water in her times of crying out in distress , and,  had provided for her in her time of need. JESUS had not only showed up once , but twice to reassure her of HIS Promise.  The Well was always there; she just needed to focus on her answer and not her problem. Amen!!!

  Friends we are sometimes like Hagar . Even though we have met JESUS oftentimes we are so focused on our problems that we cannot see our answer. We need our eyes opened. We have the Living Water at our fingertips ,and , yes we may have problems but our GOD is bigger than our problems . Our GOD is our answer!!!

   Headed to the Well!!!

 I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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"Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Je...

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                   I was   reading in Jeremiah 1 4-5 where GOD was setting apart those which HE Knew in the womb. HE said that “I have appointed you as a Prophet to the nations” .GOD was telling the young man who , before he was born , that he was set apart from all others to guide HIS people!!!  Glory to GOD!!!

     Sometimes God leads us to a place where in which we must lead others.  I know that is a large order , however , it is an order from GOD!!!

   Oftentimes I look upon my Life as just the average man doing the average thing ,yet, I know that is just not so!!! I have been “Called and Chosen”!!! Thank you JESUS!!! 

   ” Father GOD I pray to You this day that all of Your servants will heed to Your Word this day and understand that You have a direction in which they should follow and that their lives depend upon them making the right decisions!!!” ” Father GOD I pray that You will open the eyes of those who cannot see that You have sent a prophet among them.” AMEN!!!

    As I move about this morning I Hope and Pray that you will Know what GOD has set apart for you !!! I Hope and Pray that you will start speaking those things that are not as though they were!!! AMEN!!!

 I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Moses Pleading with Israel, as in Deuteronomy ...

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        I was reading in Numbers 11  where Moses was consulted by Joshua [vs.28-29] about two men who were prophesying in the camp. Joshua wanted Moses to stop them , however , Moses replied ” What ,are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all of the LORD’S people were Prophets and that the LORD would put HIS Spirit on them!” What a wise man Moses was!!!GOD is Good!!!

      As I move through Life on a everyday basis and see those things in Life which I see , my only wish is that everyone who Knows CHRIST JESUS would be able to do the same!!! To witness HIS Love and then spread HIS Love freely. I know that if the children of GOD would just start acting like HIS children that the world would soon become quite different!!! Amen!!!

   In my Humble opinion the world in which we live could use a few more Prophets. Moses was surrounded by Elders ,who for the most part , Knew how to be obedient. They waited upon GOD for their direction in Life, and , the Spirit of the LORD was upon them. Thank You JESUS!!!

   GOD gives us Power to deal with this wicked world in which we live. We need to do so within HIS guidelines in order to be successful in life. We need to be Prophets who ask for HIS Favor in moving forward in each and every decision in which we make in life. None of us want to eat “bad quail”. When we are called by GOD to gather , we need to gather!!!

     I am so glad that the new year is here!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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