A TIME LIKE THIS
We have sinned in our country.
Killing our babies before they are born
And sometimes as they are being born,
Sucking the brains out of their heads.
Sexual sins and homosexual acts.
When God planned for a family structure
That he would bless
And would be the best for all.
WHAT REACTION FROM THE CHURCH?
No reaction at all,
Ruth never heard one sermon about these topics.
Were they afraid someone would march outside the church?
Or that they would lose their tax status?
Where has the church been?
NOW WE ARE AT JUDGEMENT TIME.
What is the church reaction? Silence…..
BUT NOW WHAT?
A GREAT MAN OF GOD’S WORD BOB JONES
Forty-two years ago, the Lord spoke to him.
This is the year the glory returns to the church. Forty-two years ago Bob was told that
God was removing His glory from the church and writing Ichabod over it. Ichabod clearly means
“the glory has departed.” (I Sam.4:21) Bob inquired of the Lord why He was removing it.
The Lord said that man had marketed it for self gain. Man touched God’s glory and
He will not share it with anyone! The Lord said that Bob would live to see the returning glory
And from that time Bob has believed it would take place in 2012.
THE LORD IS TELLING PEOPLE
We know we are now in judgment for our sins.
We know that there is more judgment to come.
For the people of our land have not turned away
From the things God does not like.
BUT A BIG UNEXPECTED SURPRISE
Getting ready for what’s ahead.
1. The Lord said, “I want you to worship me.”
2. Practice loving me.
3. Practice being in my presence.
If you do that then I will work a good plan for my people.
NOW RUTH FINDS
God is telling His people all over the country.
As we have been praying for our country,
All I want you to do is worship me. Amazing!
AS RUTH HAS WORSHIPED JESUS
What has happened to her?
God’s beautiful loving, joyous presence
Has been His response, not right away,
But as she has pursued the project.
What a fellowship, what a joy divine.
AS RUTH PRACTICES MORE,
She finds it is work,
To remember to do this in her busy life.
It is not always an easy task
But she is building a new habit.
She is being patience with herself.
NOW RUTH NOTICES
Situations, relationships God has filled with joy – peace.
FRANK LAUBACH HAD SORROW IN HIS LIFE.
He thought he would be healed
As he practiced loving Jesus each moment,
He was healed. He said, “How was this new closeness achieved? Ah,
I know now it was by cutting the heart of my heart and by suffering.”
Results? A worldwide ministry opened for him.
LIGHT HAS COME IN THIS DAY
Unexpected in the midst of judgment,
In the midst of sorrow we have over our country.
It seems to be spreading to others.
As we worship God, could this be the light
That is beginning to shine on God’s people
Bringing light to the church?