You know those people who say God is a myth, a fairy tale, sky daddy? First, if you know God, you know you know God. The more God plays out in my daily life, the more I want to shout it from the housetops!!
Over the last couple of years, God has been very active in my life, to say the least. My journey has been from full-blown, active and willing sinner, to faithful servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and our heavenly Father.
God gave my husband and I messages last year, however, of which I did not write about, because, as I have said before, sadly, I do not have the faith of a mustard seed.
But, no matter how stiff-necked (stubborn) man is, if God has a Word to be said, He will insure it is said. Hallelujah! Praise God!
This story begins in 2020.
Last year, God gave my husband a vision of a silo, and he started talking about building a silo. We soon realized that was not feasible, primarily because we do not have room to grow enough of anything to fill a silo. But, God had planted the seed in our thoughts and hearts, and, almost simultaneously, God put a spirit of preparing (storing food and necessities) in me. I struggled with this concept at first, because Jesus said, “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” Matthew 6:20
Then, God gave me a vision one night: I was washing dishes, and I began washing with a large, full bottle of dish detergent, and when I was through washing, the bottle was half empty. That would be a lot of dishes. So, I then knew that God was having us store food, because a time was coming when people would need it.
All of this happened last year, and we have been prepping ever since then. I bought a dehydrator, and then two dehydrators. Recently, I bought a pressure canner. The pressure canner is great, but I love the dehydrator. Most nutrients are preserved, the food is lighter, and the jars and mylar bags can hold more. Most importantly, a bowl of rehydrated vegetable soup is absolutely delicious, no seasoning even required. Update: I now realize the soup is delicious because I cooked the dehydrated pinto beans with a lot of garlic and onion before I dehydrated them. So, the soup is a little bland without seasoning, but it is easy enough to add some.
In addition to storing food, I was drawn to learning about medicinal, delicious and nutritious weeds that grow in the backyard, and even cultivating some weeds, and collecting seeds from them for next year. And, we planted 13 fruit trees.
Now, everyone may not have room to grow all of that outside, but you do not need to have a lot of room. We also started learning to cultivate food inside the house. We actually started hydroponics a few years ago, to see how it would go, and, surprisingly, the plants got big over the winter, but then I planted them outside in the spring. But, I now know for sure that I can grow brassica (broccoli, cabbage, etc.) greens inside the house, in water.... and also in dirt (in the house). The leaves of the broccoli plant are just as delicious and nutritious as the actual broccoli itself.
So, plant a tree . . . or, even a weed, grow something, inside or outside!
Now, what does the Bible say about famine in the land?
Seven Years of Feast - Seven Years of Famine
29 "Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous."
This morning, God showed me the following Scripture from Jeremiah 14, which is in line with God's Word to me at the beginning of the year regarding Jeremiah 4. You can read about it by clicking here. The entire Book of Jeremiah describes God's wrath to come, but Jeremiah 4 and Jeremiah 14, is what He has shown me.
Famine and the False Prophets
13 "But I said, Alas, Lord God! Behold, the [false] prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I [the Lord] will give you lasting peace in this place.’
14 Then the Lord said to me, 'The [counterfeit] prophets are prophesying lies in My Name. I have neither sent them nor authorized them nor spoken to them. They are prophesying to you made-up visions [pretending to call forth responses from handmade gods], a worthless divination and the deceit of their own mind.
15 Therefore, thus says the Lord concerning the [false] prophets who are prophesying in My Name, although I did not send them—yet they keep saying, 'Sword and famine shall not be in this land’: by sword and famine those prophets shall meet their end and be consumed.
16 And the people to whom they are prophesying will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword; and they will have no one to bury them—neither them, nor their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters. For I will pour out their [own] wickedness on them [and not only on the imposters posing as prophets, for the people could not have been deceived without their own consent].'"
The Blameless Will be Satisfied
16 "Better is the little of the righteous [who seek the will of God]
Than the abundance (riches) of many wicked (godless).
17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the Lord upholds and sustains the righteous [who seek Him].
18 The Lord knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will continue forever.
19 They will not be ashamed in the time of evil,
And in the days of famine they will have plenty and be satisfied."
20 But the wicked (ungodly) will perish,
And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures and like the fat of lambs [that is consumed in smoke],
They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and kind and gives.
22 For those blessed by God will [at last] inherit the land,
But those cursed by Him will be cut off."
"The Lord knows the days of the blameless . . . And in the days of famine they will have plenty and be satisfied."
19 "So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];
20 and that He may send [to you] Jesus, the Christ, who has been appointed for you,
21 whom heaven must keep until the time for the [complete] restoration of all things about which God promised through the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your countrymen; you shall listen to Him and obey everything He tells you.
23 And it will be that every person that does not listen to and heed that Prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
24 Indeed, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also announced these days.
25 You are the sons (descendants) of the prophets and [heirs] of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed (descendant) all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
26 It was for you first of all that God raised up His Servant and Son [Jesus], and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
"'For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually].’"
"Israel has been saved by the Lord
With an everlasting salvation;
You will not be put to shame or humiliated for all eternity."
Isaiah 45:22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other."
Choose God and His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, or Go To Hell. There is no other choice.
Today's Prayer: www.blessedbeliever.com
Oh, Heavenly Father, living God, most gracious, just and merciful, we pray that You continue to shine Your Light on the heavens and the earth, exposing all darkness, from east to west and north to south. Shine Your Light into the hearts of Your children, waking them out of their slumber in Jesus.
Father, I thank you for waking me up, and for not giving up on me. You are a patient and loving Father, and we know that you want all of your sheep to find the way back to Your Flock. We pray for Your Great Awakening of the World, and the Great Harvest promised by You through Your Word and Prophets, thirty-, sixty- or an hundredfold. Hallelujah!
Father, we pray that Your children everywhere find you, come back to you, and are healed, before the fury of your recompense on the World.
Father, we know we have broken your laws and our sins have separated us from you. We are truly sorry, and now we want to turn away from our past sinful life toward you.
Please forgive us, and help us avoid sinning again. We believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for our sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears our prayers. We invite Jesus to become the Lord of our lives, to rule and reign in our hearts, from this day forward.
Please send your Holy Spirit to help us obey You, and to do Your Will for the rest of our lives.
We pray for all of these things in Jesus' name.
Hallelujah! Praise God, Most High, the Great I Am, the creator of the heavens and the earth, our heavenly Father.
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Faithful and humble servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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