Posted by: cindybythesea | September 3, 2015

A Time For Repose

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“Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus honor. Martha served while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume, she poured it out on Jesus feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of perfume …” John 12: 1-3

Finally, September 2015, the month we have been waiting for. With so much on the very near horizon (prophetically speaking) it can become confusing as we seek to know just exactly what Jesus would have us do in these last hours – whether it be the rapture or a time of great shaking as many have suggested.

I’ve been seeking the Lord about this and was impressed by the latest Luis Vega post on Five Doves titled  “Economic and Spiritual Resets” …. if you have not yet read it, you can find it here.  Luis as many of you know is a wonderful researcher and has blessed us over the past few years with his wonderful insight and studies.  The information I’m drawing from is near the end of one of his latest articles and from which I quote:

“As Jesus approached Bethany, Martha rushed to Jesus and basically lectured Jesus about why he couldn’t have stopped the suffering and death of one of his own and that he loved.

It was Mary; in contrast that was waiting on the Lord, in silence, in humility in brokeness for the beloved teacher. This is the typology of the Bride Jesus wants out of his Church and will get at  the last day and hour in His beloved Bride.

The point is that in this place and time in the Church’s history, she has never been more alert and aware of thie pending secret call that is NOT JUST INDIVIDUALLY SENSED, BUT COLLECTIVELY SENSED, perhaps for the first time ever regarding the rapture event.”

If you didn’t catch that, please, read it again. It is so important what God is showing us through the example of these two women Mary and Martha. We’ve all heard the analogies before in countless sermons and Bible studies but look at it again in a new light …. in regard to the last few days before the catching up of the Bride.

I have been thinking, meditating on and praying about Luis observations since I read them on Sunday. And, now that we have crossed over into September it has been weighing heavily on my mind about what the Lord would have me/us to do. I agree that there is a great shaking ahead. Our sin before the Lord has been blatantly exposed over the summer months with the legalization of same sex marriage and the horrors of Planned Parenthood. It should be apparent to anyone who really knows the Lord that he has allowed our complete vile and nakedness before him to be exposed for all to see. We cannot hide our heads in the sand any longer and profess sorry and lame excuses that we didn’t know …. because we did.  And, what is even worse is that there is no real outcry, no sense of shame and worst of all no repentance.  The chickens have come home to roost my friends and there is no longer any delaying it.

That being said, there is still hope and this is what the Lord has shown me. There is no way we can make up for the deaths of 53 million babies. Just like there is no way we can undo the many collective sins that have brought us to this place. It is only by God’s grace and for his glory that he will forgive us and bring an end to this madness. Which he himself will do, I might add.  And for all our imperfections (the bride) – we were bought at a price and we belong to him. He has washed us white as snow and there is nothing in heaven, on earth or below that will change that.

Which brings me back to this – what does the Lord want from us in these last hours?

The internet is replete with suggestions for prepping. And it is far and beyond to suggest what anyone else should do. And, many of us have prepped and that’s fine. But, there comes a time at least in my mind when enough is enough.

Sit down Martha, take a load off ….. just sit and rest at the feet of Jesus!

I was praying this morning and had this on my mind even thinking perhaps, I should get to the stores and stock up on a few more things, I asked the Lord to speak to me, give me his thoughts on things. “Please Lord, guide and direct,” I prayed.  I randomly opened my Bible to read as I often do and to my amazement opened to this passage from Matthew 26- JESUS ANOINTED AT BETHANY.  Wow, there is no doubt in my mind now as to what Jesus wants me and maybe you to do in these next very important days. Just sit at the feet of Jesus. Love on him like Mary did. He is our beloved groom and he is coming for us soon!

Some practical ways do this – and, I am sure you will have other ideas of your own. But, simplify your life. Turn the television and the media off. Spend more time seeking Jesus in his word, through prayer and meditation, Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather with your family. Get outside and enjoy the blessing of the creation. Make restitution for any wrongs, especially make amends with another brother or sister in the Lord if that is needed. Share with others. Make every day and moment count for we may be crossing Jordan soon and when we get to the other side …. I guarantee you, we won’t be looking back

I really think folks as the day approaches, we’re gonna know. And, maybe, just maybe ….. we already do.

Love and blessings to you all!  And, as always

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee”  Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the very soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

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Responses

  1. Hey Cindy, Really enjoy your thoughts and writing about the word. Angela and I having been hearing from the Lord more specifically about whats coming and our role. I,m tired and excited at the same time. He seems to fine tuning more now so that He can do the work not us. Concentration and Sanctification in the little things. Resting in Jesus, praise and worship and following the presence of Jesus is what is happening to us. Fun… Fearful as well. Mike and Angela Baker. Angela wants to be friends with you. You will like her. A wonderful Godly young women. Thanks

    • Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. It’s been great seeing you and Angela on FB and I would love to have her as a friend. Tired here too but eagerly awaiting what Jesus has next for us. Like you, resting in his peace and grace. Happy to count you and Angela as both friends and family in the Lord. Much love to you both. Cindy

  2. Wonderful devotional thought. So many are sensing the need for a quiet time of reflection at this hour.
    Daniel was told in Chapter 12, that in the “time of the end” there would be those “who are wise” (like the wise virgins of Matthew 25) who would understand the lateness of the hour and as a result would “turn many to righteousness.” – may it be true of us also.

    3 “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

    What a wonderful time to be alive!

    ~Daryl

    • Thank you Daryl, it’s so nice to hear from you again! Yes, exciting times that we are living in. Especially to think that we are the generation to see the greatest event of history (aside from the resurrection) – the soon return of Jesus! That thought alone just blows my mind! So, thankful too that we as a body of believers can share our thoughts and prayers together in this way. It really has been a blessing for me and means so much. And, again, a joy to hear from you. Hoping to see you and the rest of the “family” very, very soon! Cindy

  3. Cindy, Your words from the heart, given by the Holy Spirit, always resonate with me. I find encouragement from our Heavenly Father and confirmation in my own spirit. Yes, I think too, I really don’t want to prep anymore for the physical manna. I even decided last month to give some staples from our prepping closet to the Salvation Army, In writing that sentence, It just occurred to me that more profound giving occurs from the prayer closet we are each in -daily. God is faithfully preparing our own inner man with His peace and the power to be His light and witness, no matter what happens. We are ready by His grace. And it is abounding! Praise God!


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