Sunday go to Meeting Bun
L. A. Marzulli
Wait on the Lord.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14
We rush through life. Our alarm rings, and we tumble out of bed. The coffee machine is automatically turned on and we have our first cup of coffee. We listen to the morning news, while reading from multiple sites on the net, simultaneously.
We jump in our cars and head to work. We crawl through morning rush hour traffic and finally arrive at work, sometimes tense and weary from the morning drive.
Deadlines, appointment, meetings, power lunches, more meetings, phone calls, endless texts, and emails. For many of us this is our life. Day after day, year after year, except for the two-week vacation that we get and when we return we’re more exhausted then when we left!
Reading our Bibles? Not a chance with the schedule I just outlined. Waiting on the Lord? Whaaaat?
For many of us we’ve never done this. We’ve never waited on the Lord. We move through life with our own agenda firmly in place. We have set goals, a five-year plan, our retirement planned out. Our 401K’s growing bigger annually.
However, when a man or woman comes under the discipline of The Lord they will spend time in the forge of the living God. They will be cast into the fire, heated up and then placed on the anvil where our loving Father, pounds us into a different shape. As He takes us through the fire, he teaches us to wait on Him.
This is not a popular subject and it’s not, for the most part, taught in our churches. Yet, this is the Christian way of life. At first there is a resentment and even confusion at being placed in the forge. All to often we hear, why is God doing this to me?
When a bit is first placed in a horses mouth the horse at first resists. So it is with us. We’ve been used to having our way, to do what we please, to live according to our own will, thoughts and desires.
When we wait on the Lord our agenda is placed to the side in favor of His. In the end it comes down to trust. Do we really believe He is able to do the things our Bibles says He can do? Can He really save? Is the arm of the Lord able?
We live perhaps 80 years and as my late father used to say: we grow to soon old and to late smart.
Walking with the Lord requires us to wait on Him. We take everything to Him in prayer and we wait patiently for an answer. We seek His face. We pray and trust knowing this: He knows how we are made and knows that we are but dust.
Wait on the Lord!
Please keep these folks in prayer.
Asking for prayers for my friend’s mom, Mrs Cindy Miller. She is recovering from a recent bypass surgery and was just rushed to the er with suspected heart attack or stroke. Thanks so much in advance!
L. A. Marzulli
2 Timothy 3New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“Difficult Times Will Come”
3 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
A few days ago I was on one of the many freeways in Los Angeles, specifically the dreaded and feared #101. A woman driving a van with a Bernie Sanders Sticker on it cut in front of me. I had to hit the brakes. I threw up my hands gesturing a “hey what gives.” Immediately without hesitation, the one finger salute was raised!
This is a microcosm of the world in which we live.
Every year on Black Friday shoppers claw and fight over a $20 toaster or some other trinket. People are left on the floor as the stampede of wild-eyed consumers rushes over them.
Older people have become pray to the “knock-out” game where some punk kid cold-cocks the unfortunate person seeing if they can knock him or her out with one punch.
Hooligans take over trains.
Parents fight each other at sports events.
Paid protestors engage in what can only be called anarchy.
Evil is called good and good is called evil.
The rights of a 6-year-old girl is trumped by a boy, who thinking he’s a girl, wants to use her bathroom.
I’ve stated this before but if these are not the signs of the last days, I’ll shave my head an become a Buddhist! (Photo-shop of the Zulli-Lama thanks to Richard Shaw!)
The question I have for Jesus is this. Why does He wait? How bad do things have to get before He’ll intervene? How long will the madness that surrounds us continue before He acts. Before He mounts His White Horse and defeats the enemy.
As Gary Stearman stated at the Prophecy Watchers conference last year—you’ll want to sign up for that if you haven’t already!—Just a little while longer…
Even so Maranatha!
Sunday Go To Meeting Bun
“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
—Luke 22:44 (NKJV)
Jesus Christ experienced hematohidrosis while praying in the garden of Gethsemane before his crucification as mentioned in the Defenders Bible by Physician Luke as “and being in anguish he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
I can’t imagine what He went through, what he must have been thinking as he prayed in the garden. As God, He knows all things. He knows what awaits Him. Yet, He knows this is the only way to set the human race free from the Sin-Code and the grip of the Fallen Cherub, Lucifer. As a man he must recoil from knowing the torture he is about to experience.
At some point an angel is dispatched to comfort Him. I wonder what they said to one another because surely there must have been words of encouragement sent from the Father.
He must have been weary and knowing what awaits Him, somewhat apprehensive, manifesting in the blood-sweat. He knows He is The Lamb of God and He is about to take away the sins of the world.
There is also one part of this story that has always intrigued me. Who is witnessing these events and later re-telling them? It’s not the disciples, as they are all asleep? Could it have been Mary Magdalene? Perhaps, as she is the first person He appears to and we know she loved Him and He her. However, there was no DaVinci Code nonsense going on here and He most certainly did not have any form of physical relations with her.
He agonized and then He sets his face like flint and goes willingly to what He was born into this world to do. No man takes His life from Him, He lays it down willingly…
It is by the Blood of Jesus that our sins are forgiven. By His blood we are saved. By His blood we are cleansed and made new. By His blood we are sealed into the heavenly kingdom. By His blood…. By His blood.
Never forget the price that was paid to set us free.