THURSDAY SCRIPTURE TEACHINGS BY JESUS

 

Beginning in July, 2007, the Lord decided to start a new thing – a deeper study of Scripture.  The Lord began choosing a Scripture passage and then giving a teaching on that Scripture and helping us apply it to our daily lives.

The following consists of the date of the Prayer Gathering, the Scripture passage chosen by the Lord for that day, and His Teaching.

The Lord requests that we first read and meditate on the Scripture passage in the Bible and then read and meditate on His Teaching.

 

 

7/19/07  Scripture Passage and Teaching by Jesus

 

JOSHUA 10:1-15

 

Today’s Teaching is from the Book of Joshua.  It deals with a great battle where the allies of Israel were going to be attacked by neighboring kings because these kings were afraid of the alliance made with Joshua and the nation of Israel.  Joshua is true to the alliance and comes to the defense of Gibeon.  He is successful, not because of the size of his army, but because God is with him and the nation of Israel.  Joshua asks for the Lord’s help and, because he is the one appointed to lead, God answers him, not only by giving him victory, but granting great signs and wonders which were witnessed throughout the land.

It is recorded in Scripture that never before had God answered a man’s prayer in such a wondrous way.  The sun stood still and a great darkness fell upon the land, and not until the twentieth century, when God granted the miracle of the sun at Fatima, was such a wonder granted again.

Joshua’s prayer was heard because of his faith, trust and obedience to the Lord Most High.  A simple victory would have rejoiced Joshua’s heart, but all he prayed for was granted, and more.

At Fatima, little Lucy asked for a sign.  She was appointed by God to speak for the children and she was granted a sign no one was expecting.  The very sun moved in the heavens and spun and descended toward the earth, drying the rain-soaked ground in seconds.

My children who say: ‘Where is God?  He is not near us.  He does not hear prayers anymore.’, look at what God has wrought for you in your own day.  It was not so many years ago that this miracle was granted to you.  Since that time, many miracles have been granted all over the world, and I ask ‘What benefit have you garnered from them?’  Have they built up your Faith?  Have they enflamed your love for God and made you grateful for His mercy, goodness and love, or have they only served to pique your curiosity, and then you went on your way the same as before?

Signs and wonders are granted to increase Faith and to bring you closer to God.  They should lead you to conversion, repentance and atonement.

My children gathered here, you have seen many miracles granted here.  The most important miracle is the opening of hearts to God.  Be grateful for what is given you and share with others that God is with His people and is faithful to His promises.

Those who say they believe in God and follow His Ways, turn from all that leads you away from God and witness with love and humility that God is with His children today giving victory over every evil to those who trust in Him.

I, Jesus, bless you.