Christopher Andries Mika'ele Meechan 7 lbs, 15.2 oz. 21" tall, born 9/2/18
Have to love those chubby cheeks!
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 2 Timothy 1:13-14 CSB
2 Kings 9
The Lord always knows who is willing to obey Him and carry forth His commands. Once again the Word of the Lord came to pass. I see this over and over and over…How can anyone doubt God’s Word who reads His Word with sincerity of heart?
The Lord has not forgotten anyone. This is exactly what He said would happen because of the constant sin with no remorse or repentance. The reality is that sin kills and affects so many others while obedience to the Lord brings life, not just here on earth but for all eternity. I know this is repentive but the command of the Lord are NEVER burdensome! Sin is extremely burdensome!
God is so good and faithful. Denise had to push for 5 hours because Mika is 7.15 lbs. and 21 inches long and his shoulders wouldn’t fit through her cervix. As you know she is a very small person. Doc had to rotate him so she could push him out. Denise never took the meds and did not want a C-section as they were believing the entire time for a natural birth. Then her placenta would not deliver so they did give her anesthesia so the Dr. could get the placenta out. She bled so much and needed 2 bags of blood but as of an hour ago she is 75% back to normal. They will keep her (Eric gets to stay) for one more day. She is eating and in good spirits (both are). Pray that there will be no more bleeding and no clot formations! Their pastor was with them for most of the time (Thank you so much Michelle!) and her parents and us were praying long and hard. All is well and Christopher Andries Mika’ele is doing wonderfully as is Denise! Thanks to all who joined us in prayer! I will forward a picture tomorrow.
This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17 CSB
2 Kings 8
The enemy will always try to kill, steal and destroy because that is who he is and what he does and Believers in the Lord Yeshua need to settle this. BUT GOD! Lord Yeshua came to give us life in abundance so fear not people and stand on His promises, NEVER yielding to the enemy for even a second! We are victorious in our God, every single time if we just Believe and wait for the manifestation of the promise, calling those things that are not, into existence by the Word of God!
We must weep over evil and pray that God intervene! God kept His promise because of David even through all the evil kings. God cannot and therefore does not EVER lie! I think this is hard for people to really grasp because every human is a liar until they are freed by the true acceptance of the love of God.
Please keep Denise and Christopher Andries Mika’ele in prayer as they are at the hospital to make today his birthday!
13 For you fashioned my inmost being,
2 Kings 7
I love this story! First, this is the second of three places it talks about “windows of heaven”. First, the Flood, this one second and then referring to our promise from God if we are people who tithe and give offering. I think what most don’t get is that if people don’t trust God enough to tithe, they should not expect to, “eat of any of it”. Just saying as this is what the Word is saying…Look it up for yourselves!
Second, these men with leprosy, instead of complaining and being sneaky, chose to do the God thing, the righteous thing and not withhold this information, bringing a blessing on all!
Third, the Word of the Lord came to pass in terms of the famine being over and the blessing came to those who partook! Tither’s rights! (Today’s offering message.) Thank you Sandi for bringing this forward!
I stopped here this morning before church and have now resumed, praying, praying, praying for Denise and Christopher. We are waiting. The doctor is turning baby now because his shoulders are too wide. Lord, I thank You as the lamenting prophet cries out to You and You heard, You hear us now as we cry out for our grandson. As I have begun to read Lamentations 3, I am so encouraged by Your Words, Lord and the Psalm You gave this morning. Shalom upon Eric, Denise and Christopher. Perfect delivery, no breaks, no tears, no anything except made perfect in Your Image Lord!
Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 CSB
2 Kings 6
Some call this the ax head principal from this story to mean to go back to the last thing God told you to do and do it if you don’t know what to do next. It’s taken from: 6 Then the man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” It is always a good idea to go back and heed the voice of the Lord if it was ignored!
We never need fear any enemy! “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.” We just need to open our eyes to the Word and trust God! He ALWAYS knows what He is doing!
There are seasons for everything. This time being a blessing to the enemy brought peace. Only God knows what will come to pass so I must ALWAYS ask Him first!
We choose to be the friend of God or His enemy. He is so good and I am so grateful that He turned me from His enemy into His friend because He opened my eyes to His great love for me!
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and yet hates his brother or sister, he is a liar. For the person who does not love his brother or sister whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21 And we have this command from him: The one who loves God must also love his brother and sister. 1 John 4:19-21
Tomorrow is September. How is your walk with the Lord going? How is your church attendance? What percentage of the time are you there? How is your daily Bible reading going? How is your worship and praise and prayer life? Do you attend intercessory prayer and see the miracles our God is doing amongst the people? Is the Lord first or are other things before Him? Are you training your children up in the Lord's way or our other activities made more important than Him? Are you tithing 10% for all of your first fruits and giving offering as the Lord leads? Are you serving on a ministry team and faithful to show up when you are scheduled? Are you attending Champion Classes if not for you, but even for someone else? Do you love and trust God with all of your being and love others as the Lord loves you?
Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, the sheep under his care. Today, if you hear his voice: Psalm 95:6-7 CSB
2 Kings 5
We have to know our anointing. The king was not anointed to heal and he knew it but he knew who was. We cannot decide in our minds the HOW of how God does things. His ways are higher, knowing ALL things! Just do what God says as this keeps it simple! Ministry is never to be done for self-gain. Yes, the worker is worthy of their wages but not in terms of doing ministry for self-gain.
Not serving the Lord takes a person into bondage yet serving Him sets a person completely free even if they live in a place where persecution is horrible. God is good and good only! Live for Him and His blessings flow no matter our circumstances!
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