An Urgent Care Center is always placed in an easily accessible location. You see them as you come and go but don’t particularly notice them until… you need one. Then, that is the one you run to. Someone somewhere has noticed you and there will be desperate times this year when people will run to an “urgent care” that doesn’t just help people with cuts and broken bones, but knows how to pray and trust God. People will suddenly come out of nowhere needing the intervention of God. People will walk up to you or call/text/email you from across the nation, from your past. Dietrich Bonhoeffer —“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” They will open up about issues they have kept to themselves, issues that have defeated them time and again. They will even come to you with desperate physical needs. You will discover that you are the new urgent care and that you are well prepared as you are equipped by the Word of God and Holy Spirit. Eph.4:32,Amp—“Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding]…” Matt.14:13-14,Msg—“When Jesus got the news, he slipped away by boat to an out-of-the-way place by himself. But unsuccessfully—someone saw him and the word got around. Soon a lot of people from the nearby villages walked around the lake to where he was. When he saw them coming, he was overcome with pity and healed their sick.”
Melissa—I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about seeing demonic things and how it’s so unnerving. We were discussing how to deal with it and basically how to prepare for the next time it happens. As we are talking this out I start to realize something. I grew up seeing things like this, and I grew up hearing about others in the church dealing with these things. There has been more talk throughout my life of dark encounters than of encounters with the Kingdom realm. I realize part of that is because it has been taboo to talk about angels too much because “we don’t want to get into angel worship”. Well, that backfired! The fear of worshiping angels has led to entertaining demons, and the base of all of this is fear. It boils down to fearing everything else and not the Lord. Either we are bowing our knee in fear of the darkness or in fear/reverence of God and His Kingdom. We are meant to deal with the demonic and entertain angels. We partner with angels not worship them.
As the people of God assemble today, may they build one another up in hope as they look to the future with expectancy for the purposes of God Almighty to be fulfilled in their lives and in their church family. ”So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].” (Rom.14:19, Amp)
Kathy—Days of Elijah were days of de-masking the troublers who projected their blame on others. After three years of no rain, there was almost nothing to eat anywhere and the LORD said to Elijah, “Go and meet with King Ahab. I will soon make it rain.” So Elijah went to see Ahab. When Ahab saw Elijah he shouted, “There you are, the biggest troublemaker in Israel!” Elijah answered: “You’re the troublemaker, not me! You and your family have disobeyed the LORD’s commands by worshiping Baal. Call together everyone from Israel and have them meet me on Mount Carmel. Be sure to bring along the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who eat at Jezebel’s table. Ahab got everyone together, then they went to meet Elijah on Mount Carmel. Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you try to have things both ways? If the LORD is God, worship him! But if Baal is God, worship him!” The people did not say a word. The masks were off!
As the people of God assemble today may they worship Yahweh in His holiness and His wisdom which shaped the world and keeps His people in the palm of His hand. May they receive the Father’s wisdom by His Word and His Spirit and may they share it one with another for resolve of trying pressures that seem unrelenting. Isa.33:6,Amp—“And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.”
We should expect and be watching and listening for the knowledge and wisdom Father is giving. This year is the year of saving money because we are allowing the Lord His due access to our mind, will and emotions. This year is the year of preventative considerations so that we do not have added burdens and misery, because we are allowing the Lord His due access to our mind, will and emotions. Compare 1Peter 5:8,Amp—“Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.”
Melissa—I realize that there are things that have been shaping my life and how I operate and prepare. This has helped me understand why I am in the current shape I am in and why the church and nation are in the shape they are in. We’ve been entertaining things that are not the will of God. We’ve been entertaining things that were never His intention for us because somewhere along the line something was suggested that brought agreement. We have entertained things personally, as a church and as a nation, that have shaped us into what we are right now. This is the year Father is waking us up to see what we have been entertaining.
Kathy—The Days of Elijah are “BUT GOD” times. “Bring me your son,” Elijah said. Then he took the boy from her arms and carried him upstairs to the room where he was staying. Elijah laid the boy on his bed and prayed, “LORD God, why did you do such a terrible thing to this woman? She’s letting me stay here, and now you’ve let her son die.” Even Elijah’s issues surfaced in this battle of life and death. Evidently shaken by the widow’s upset and shouting, the prophet spoke to God as if He was being unjust! “BUT GOD” was waiting on him to calm down and work a miracle. (Remember that in days of battle.) Elijah stretched himself out over the boy three times, while praying, “LORD God, bring this boy back to life!” The LORD answered Elijah’s prayer, and the boy started breathing again. Elijah picked him up and carried him downstairs. He gave the boy to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive.” As the widow could testify, the days of Elijah undeniably manifest the Power of God on earth.
Dan.2:22,LB—“He reveals profound mysteries beyond man’s understanding. He knows all hidden things, for He is light, and darkness is no obstacle to Him.”
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Melissa—Let me give you a personal example of what the Holy Spirit was talking about when He said, “You have shown hospitality to things that have shaped your life.” “You have harbored things that have shaped your belief system.” A couple of days after hearing this I ended up with a throw-up headache. The following day I was driving, again, and was all caught up in making plans on how I would deal with one of these headaches if I was out in public. I was literally deciding on if I would try to get to a bathroom or just run outside to throw up when the Holy Spirit breaks right into the middle of this thought and says, “You are entertaining having headaches for the rest of your life.” There was a moment of stunned silence, then I realized that is exactly what I was doing while planning an emergency throw up evacuation plan. Wow. Just wow. I realized that things like this have been shaping my life and how I operate and prepare me for the worst to come. I have been entertaining the worst to come treating it like it’s a guest for me to give honor and my time. I was giving this horrible thing my agreement. It’s quite miserable to entertain a future that is the opposite of what God planned and provided.
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Kathy—Days of Elijah were war-torn times with fresh battles continually breaking out. Several days into the battle against lack and starvation, another battle broke out in the widow’s life. Her son got sick and kept getting worse until finally he died (1K.17:17). The woman shouted at Elijah, “What have I done to you? I thought you were God’s prophet. Did you come here to cause the death of my son as a reminder that I’ve sinned against God?” War has a way of bringing the struggles of a warrior’s heart to the surface. Not only was she battling for survival and the life of her son, an old enemy showed up too. Condemnation reared its ugly head and pushed the war-torn woman to the edge of hopelessness, anguish and anger that had her shouting at the prophet. Hopelessness can smother the fight in us and usually leads to a pit of self-examination and despair. The widow went there and decided that losing her son was due to her past sins. That thinking would have had her throwing up her hands and quitting . . . BUT GOD.
As the people of God assemble today may the powerful Word and purposes of God fill their minds with heavenly wisdom and good common sense to face and advance beyond the base reasoning of this present age. May they be confident in making Bible-based decisions, taking a stand in Yahweh’s truth and righteousness and enjoy the fruit of the Tree of Life. Prov.2:6-7, NLT—“For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity”.
For those who look to the Lord, He will help us to stay sharp and enable us to make decisions and to notice things that an entity or a company tries to slip past us, and to notice extra charges that we didn’t bargain for in the beginning and to hear everything the business person is saying on the phone as they quickly go over the list of costs and items. We will not be intimidated into giving in when pressured. We will see the ol’ “switch-and-bait” coming before it takes its toll. We will no longer just settle for an item or cost we are not agreeable to just so we can get it all over with.
Melissa—Recently I was driving and praying, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I clearly hear, “You have been entertaining things that have shaped your life and belief system.” Well, I instantly knew this was big and the Holy Spirit had just put His finger on something that has been a big hindrance in my life. When I got home I looked up the definition of ‘entertain’ and here’s what it says: “to show hospitality to, to hold in the mind; harbor; cherish, to receive and take into consideration, to have as a guest.” I knew what entertain meant but this was a whole new perspective. He was saying, “You have shown hospitality to things that have shaped your life.” “You have harbored things that have shaped your belief system.” “You have cherished things that have shaped who you are.” He wasn’t talking about the good things. For the Holy Spirit to make that clear in this moment, especially when I have been asking Him to give me insight and understanding, I knew He was revealing hidden things that needed to be dealt with.
Kathy—Days of Elijah were times of shortages and scarce supply. The God-backed stand we take must pivot on obedience to God’s will and directions. After Elijah confronted the king, the Lord told him to leave and go hide near Cherith Creek. He was to drink water from the creek, and eat the food God told the ravens to bring him. Elijah obeyed the LORD and ravens brought him bread and meat twice a day. He drank water from the creek, but after a while, it dried up because there was no rain. The drought lasted over three years and everyone was affected. The shortages even reached Elijah, but so did God’s detailed plans and supernatural provisions. After the airmail deliveries stopped, the Lord told Elijah to go to Zarephath where a widow would give him food. At first the widow adamantly told him she couldn’t feed him because she was also in scarcity and lack. In fact, she was planning her last meal before dying, but there was Divine connection between Elijah’s lack and the widow’s shortage of supplies. That connection not only brought provision for both of them, it also revealed a supernatural resource for both of them. We too shall come through days of Elijah having experienced the miraculous of our God and His planned connections.
May the Lord step in and save our children from bullies in this school year, whether on campus or off campus. May the bullies be shut down and learn that they cannot abuse others. “My God, free me from the grip of Wicked, from the clutch of Bad and Bully. You keep me going when times are tough— my bedrock, God, since my childhood.” (Ps.71:4-5, Msg)
Kathy—Days of Elijah were times of confronting governmental powers that be. Elijah showed up in 1 Kings 17 to confront the puppet king of Israel with a proclamation: “I’m a servant of the living LORD, the God of Israel. And I swear in his name that it won’t rain until I say so. There won’t even be any dew on the ground.” Beyond the forecast of a drought, it had to unnerve King Ahab that a man would get in his face and tell him, “I have the say so over your domain and over the weather warfare of your storm god, because I represent the higher government of God Almighty.” In these days of Elijah, whether we are dealing with dark forces at work against our home or community or region or nation or other realms, we can take a stand when we are convinced and confident that Almighty God is backing us.
Kathy–Days of Elijah were times of confronting governmental powers that be. Elijah showed up in 1 Kings 17 to confront the puppet king of Israel with a proclamation: “I’m a servant of the living LORD, the God of Israel. And I swear in his name that it won’t rain until I say so. There won’t even be any dew on the ground.” Beyond the forecast of a drought, it had to unnerve King Ahab that a man would get in his face and tell him, “I have the say so over your domain and over the weather warfare of your storm god, because I represent the higher government of God Almighty.” In these days of Elijah, whether we are dealing with dark forces at work against our home or community or region or nation or other realms, we can take a stand when we are convinced and confident that Almighty God is backing us.
As the people of God assemble today may they look to Him Who has plans and a future for each of them. May they clearly see and understand that just because they may have a history of defeat and never-ending need, that the future Jehovah God is working on is one of hope and security in Him. Rom.15:4—“Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope through endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures.” Heb.10:23—“Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.”
A public school teacher from our home church was talking with one of her students. The boy said that since his father was in prison, he would likely be in prison. She simply told him that he did not have to be in prison just because his father was. His response was, “I never thought of that.” The teacher only had to speak something that you might think could be left unsaid because it should be obvious. But for a boy who lived in an environment without hope, a simple word of encouragement changed his whole outlook. Just because something has been a reality, even for a long time, does not mean it is a given for the future. Through Christ our Lord, we are free from what has been and have hope for what shall be. “Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. 7 . . . And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.” (Gal.4:5,7 Msg)
Melissa—The Holy Spirit presented this to me awhile back, “Either you are bowing your knee in awe and reverence to Me or you are bowing your knee in tolerance and submission to everything else.” How can we see miracles when we are bowing our knee to the impossibilities mounted against us? How can we leave a winning legacy when we count ourselves among the doomed statistics of disease and age and depletion and debt? It’s really starting to make sense why we have only seen glimpses of effectualness. So many have been under the control of the enemy who planted subtle deposits of fear for years through platforms to which we’ve given our trust and they didn’t work. But now it’s our time. We get to be alive for this! We get to be alive for the awakening and to bring the Kingdom to earth in ways we’ve never seen before.
Kathy—Over a two week period I kept hearing, “These are the days of Elijah.” It wasn’t a song echoing within me but a declaration. I later discovered several other folks were hearing this also. Since I know we hear in part, I figured it was likely that each of us was hearing a different emphasis in the Days of Elijah. Setting out to embrace my part, I searched out significance in the Days of Elijah. I was amazed how vividly the conditions he faced were the same we are facing in our days of history.
Days of Elijah were crucial times under wicked leadership. Ahab was the king, but the true ruler was his witchy wife, Jezebel. Her influence had infiltrated the nation and led Israel into idol worship as they bowed the knee to her Phoenician god, Baal. Baal was considered the sun god and the storm god, and worshiping him involved sensuality, ritualistic prostitution and human sacrifice. (Who would have imagined such would ever be the case in America?!) The evil forces behind Jezebel and her puppet king were the cause of Israel’s troubled state. Elijah came at the peak of their arrogance and atrocities to warn them God had had enough. Like the days of Elijah, we too stand at just such a precipice to confront the wicked arrogance and atrocities of this day because God is saying enough is enough.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy’a article “Days of Elijah”)
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