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#1 Charles Miles

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:30 AM

This virus problem along with "social distancing" has really changed life in the USA, and around the world also. Those of us who are older can remember the science fiction movies in the 60`s and 70`s about epidemics that caused all the streets to be empty and towns to be void of all people, but how many of us expected to actually live through one of those movies?

  Usually a great scientist came up with a cure before the movie was over, but it looks like we were not fully prepared for this one. Vaccine is at least a year away and treatment is not really backing down the virus. I`m a physician and know many who are working tirelessly on a treatment, but so far we only have a very few drugs that look promising.

  I`m not writing this to get people depressed, but to simply say that man(in all his wisdom) has a problem with one of the smallest 1 strand RNA viruses. One of the smallest living organisms on earth. 

 On March 15 POTUS asked for a day of prayer and that was good, but probably we need to be in daily, hourly prayer about this one.There is only One who can turn this around and we should all be in prayer with Him, The Lord is all sufficient, full of grace, merciful, and omniscient. Now there is the one who can solve all this in one afternoon!  I call on all my christian friends here to set aside a time at least daily to pray for a resolution, and soon! We all understand to some degree or another just how bad this could get, so I plan to ask every day for God`s solution. He told us we could ask. 

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:29 AM

All our Churches are closed in Ontario and most business' except for essential ones like food stores. So my beloved wife is still working at WalMart please pray for her she is front and centre, People Greeter.

 

I have read My Utmost for His Highest for years and worn out several books so now I just read this devotional at https://utmost.org/ site then I share these devotionals at our soup kitchen and prayer meetings So because of this covide 19 outbreak we have cancelled all these things so I put my normal devotional devotional on you tube so those who might be missing it can see it. Maybe you people would like to see March 26th my first one which needs maybe some tweaking. Here is the link, constructive criticism could be done. here is the link
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Posted 02 April 2020 - 06:20 AM

Well, we are neck deep in this pandemic with really no definite end in sight. The nation`s leaders discuss "social distancing" and various delaying tactics daily, but really we are hiding in a closet and hoping this thing does not find us before there is a treatment or vaccine. As I prayed last night about all this I wondered if maybe, just maybe this could be the Lord getting our attention. I don`t know and I would not be quick to assign this to Him, BUT...things like this have happened before when God`s people turned away from Him and the US is a nation that has been blessed by Him for 300 years with all manners of good things and for many there is no thankfulness nor worship of Him for all that good.

 Think of how many times Israel was struck with plague or even attacked and removed from their country because of idol worship or just wandering away from the Lord. Happened over and over. when these things happened the Lord warned them through prophets and then, if that didn`t work, the rod was used. Actually, when God used a heavy hand on His people it was because of His love for them and His way to apply His Grace in the matter. Like an earthly father would grab a wayward child and say...come back NOW!! Maybe this is what is happening and maybe not, but it sure has a familiar ring to it, doen`t it?

 "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14   Hmmm...is this a time of national judgement for us? He speaks of "His people who are called by His name", could He be speaking to US? The christians? Are we not His people? I personally think so and I do not EVER claim to be a prophet by any measure. I do read and study His Word and try to listen for anything that could be applied to my life. This is applicable, on subject, and has direction for me.

 

I humbly suggest that we christians who are called by His name get really serious about what He said to do in this sort of situation. I have already started and plan to get even more serious about it.

 

May the God of the universe, Creator of all, the One who is Worthy to be worshipped, Provider of all needs, forgive us, bless us, return to a high place over the USA, and heal our land. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:42 PM

You are right Charles. I need to pray more and it is hard. I pray the Lords will because he said these things would happen in the end of days. But, solutions are needed so the Lord works His grace and mercy here

Thank you for the reminders.
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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

 Maybe the founder of C&MA has the answer for your problems in his current April 5 and 6 Devotionals.              ...

 

Simpson Devotional

Inspirational Readings by A.B. Simpson

Days of Heaven on Earth

Sunday, April 05, 2020

 

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried. This is the promise for the Lord's coming. It is more than purity. It is to be made white, lustrous or bright. To be purified is to have sin burned out; to be made white is to have the glory of the Lord burned in. The one is cleansing; the other is illumination and glorification. The Lord has both for us, but in order for us to have both we must be put into the fire to be tried. We must be led into difficult and strange places where Christ shall be more to us because of the very extremity of the situation. We are approaching these days. indeed, they are already around us, and they are the precursors of the Lord's coming.

 

 

Blesssed is he that . . . keepeth his garments lest he walk naked (Revelation 16:15).

 

 

There are voices in the air, filling men with hope and fear;

There are signals everywhere that the end is drawing near;

There are warnings to prepare, for the King will soon be here;

Oh, it must be the coming of the Lord!

 

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Many shall be purified, and made white, and triedDaniel 12:10

 

 

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