Pastor J.D. Farag's Weekly Prophecy Update
Why are there so many
U.S. troops in Germany?
Apparently the main reason is the Pentagon's archaic strategy of defending against a Soviet advance through the Fulda Gap (now Russia) their forces are appx 800 miles from the German frontier... The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with approximately 170,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories; as of 2014 there are 35,000 in Germany.
Things We Ought to Do
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” Matthew 23:23
Although we're saved by grace alone, there are many things we ought to do, not as a matter of credit toward salvation, but as gratitude for our salvation.
Surely judgment, mercy and faithfulness are high on the a list. Other “oughts” of the born-again Christian life would include the following incomplete listing:
- Prayer: “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).
- Obedience to God as Priority: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
- Working and Sharing: “So labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
- Gracious in Speech: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6).
- Walking with God: “As ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more” (1 Thessalonians 4:1).
- Heeding God’s Word: “We ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1).
- Sanctified Behavior: “What manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11).
Arson? Area of 3 sq miles cordoned off around moorland fire; disposable barbecue found - men seen running away
Arson fears after new woodland fire begins in Lancashire
Jul 1, 2018, Group spotted running away from blaze at Healey Nab, as firefighters battle existing moorland fires across Greater Manchester. The group running away from a new woodland blaze in Lancashire amid fears of arson as hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain it.
President Trump and Supreme Court Cutting Off Big Labor From Skimming Americans’ Medicaid Payments:
Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a proposed rule that would require Medicaid payments to go directly to health care workers and not through the middle man unions.
THIS WOULD END a 2014 Obama-era rule that let third parties, such as unions and insurance companies to continue to skim off a portion of the worker's paycheck before the worker saw any of it.
In June 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that “agency fees” violated public-sector employees’ right to free speech for forcing them to subsidize government lobbying, in the form of union representatives negotiating with government officials, that they did not agree. More here
(RELATED: The Supreme Court Just Handed Down Its Big Decision On Mandatory Union Dues)
(RELATED: CMS Rule Strikes Obama-Era Regulation That Pays For Third-Party Fringe Benefits Instead Of Health Care)
Women Thought Their Fiance's Were Hindu Actually Muslim
India Supreme Court intervenes in 'love jihad' case - BBC News
7-27-17, BBC -- Hindu groups have described Akhila Asokan's case as a typical example of "love jihad" ... Akhila's family said she was brain washed and deceived into marrying a Muslim - family lost in court.
Prosperity Gospel is Anathema!
Christian Mandate to Warn the Lost!
Romans 2:5-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15
Today people don’t want to hear warnings; we only want positive words. Words that make us feel better about ourselves increasing our self-esteem enhancing our self-image. However, truth is needed; although obedience to God and repentance for sin (Luke 13:3) is considered negative and is often rejected out of hand. Many now demand that we:
- Don’t tell me I’m on the wrong path.
- Don’t tell me there’s danger ahead.
- By all means, do not warn!
- Everybody wins there can be no losers.
- Every path is valid and every perception has truth.
- Correction is a micro-aggression.
- Reproof is for our grandparents’ generation.
- Rebuke is tantamount to assault.
Our eternal destiny is not just by chance; it's decided by our own choice to reject God or personal repentance and faith. If we, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, don’t do it, who will? We are the 'watchmen' it's our duty to try to warn those in danger. Ezekiel 33:6; Luke 19:10
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Dr Brown here
 Good six minute video whether a rebellious homosexual person is accepted by God and is a Christian here
World's Prayers Answered: Boys & Coach Extracted From Thailand Flooded Cave - we remember that one rescuer died trying to save them ... Saman Gunan
Some boys couldn't swim so two divers escorted them out. The diver had lights. Surely these are young boys and they were terrified. The boys breathing tank was attached to the tank worn by a rescue diver. The final boy and the team’s 25-year-old coach were taken from the cave at 6:50 p.m. local time. The Thai navy confirmed the news followed by their slogan “Hooyah!”
On June 23, 2018 the Wild Boars football [soccer] team had entered the Tham Luang cave system in the province of Chiang Rai during an excursion with their coach. Then Monsoon rains flooded the cave entrance pushing them 2.5 miles into the cave. On July 2, 2018 the dozen boys of a Thailand youth soccer team ages 11 to 16 and coach Ekapol [Ake] Chantawong 25 have been found alive in a cave complex after they went missing ten days ago. Two British divers were first to reach the boys were John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, both experts in cave rescues.
Hundreds of officials from more than 20 governments, along with private companies, were involved in the search. Rescuers came from at least six countries, including members of the United States military. The chamber is about 2.5 miles from the entrance of the cave, which is thought to be about 4 to 5 miles long and cut into a mountainside near the border with Myanmar. When water levels dropped Sunday, the divers went forward with a more methodical approach, deploying a rope line and extra oxygen supplies along the way.
In addition to the divers, teams were working to pump out water. However, the monsoon rains continued. As workers pumped water out the caves continued to flood hindering divers’ efforts to reach the thirteen trapped. For several days, the water in the cave system rose faster than it could be extracted. More here
- Belgium spends 0.91
- Germany 1.22
- Italy spends 1.13
- Spain spends 0.92
- Czech Republic spends 1.07 percent
- France 1.79 percent
- USA 4%
Mar 28, 2018 · Britain's "disinterest" in providing evidence that Moscow had a hand in the poisoning of a former spy leads it to believe that UK agents were behind the poisoning. Russian foreign ministry on accused the British government of dragging its feet in the investigation to uncover the motive and “perpetrators” involved in the gassing earlier this month of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England. NATO has announced it is cutting the size of its Russian mission by a third, removing accreditation from seven Russian staff and rejecting three other pending applications due to poisoning. Regardless Russia will still have a diplomatic mission of 20 people at alliance headquarters in Brussels, and that will allow Russia to keep essential contacts with NATO members.
"BLESSINGS ARE ON THE HEAD OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT VIOLENCE COVERS THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED. THE MOUTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS A WELL OF LIFE, BUT VIOLENCE COVERS THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED. WISDOM IS FOUND ON THE LIPS OF HIM WHO HAS UNDERSTANDING, BUT A ROD IS FOR THE BACK OF HIM WHO IS DEVOID OF UNDERSTANDING. WISE PEOPLE STORE UP KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE MOUTH OF THE FOOLISH IS NEAR DESTRUCTION. IN THE MULTITUDE OF WORDS SIN IS NOT LACKING, BUT HE WHO RESTRAINS HIS LIPS IS WISE. THE LIPS OF THE RIGHTEOUS FEED MANY, BUT FOOLS DIE FOR LACK OF WISDOM."
- THEY PROCLAIM JUSTICE AND ARE BLESSED
- THEY SPEAK HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, BECOMING A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE TO OTHERS
- THEY SPEAK FORTH WISDOM AND SAVE OTHERS FROM RUIN
- THEY KNOW WHEN SILENCE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN WORDS
- THEIR WORDS FEED AND NOURISH MANY OTHERS
EXCERPT FROM THE MAXWELL LEADERSHIP BIBLE
7-9-18, We must pray for the new nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh and his family.
- Art Pat Marvenko www.revelationillustrated.com/
1 Corinthians 9:22
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