Prayer for Egypt
With all of the hoopla in the media regarding the events of Egypt, there is a piece we are not hearing about. Most of the attention is going towards the move from the more secular style government to a theocratic style similar to that of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Just days ago as masses were forming to protest, another group was forming. This group was preaching Jesus, singing praises, and chanting slogans of praise to God. For a video look at the gathering, check out the youtube link below.
This letter is from some friends of Heidi’s who are ministering in the the middle east. They are traveling around the US raising awareness regarding the Christian plight in M. countries. It is very exciting to see what the Lord is doing around the world. We have someone we know who can keep us informed on an ‘up to the minute’ basis and from a side that is not normally presented on any news wires.
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Good morning Saints~
Thank you for sharing some of what Father is doing in your lives and hearts because of the challenge to read the Bible or fast something to start the year. I know that Father worked something special for each of you. Remember to continue praying for each other. Without the detail of prayer, anything we did would have been an exercise in futility. Otherwise our time of prayer and fasting really would have merely been a diet.
As I have spent the past several days working through Saul and David, the level of bloodshed has appeared greater this go round than times past. David’s nephew, Joab, the high ranking general in the duty of David, is a ruthless dude. He is fiercely loyal, cunning, unfalteringly obedient, and quite a warrior. Joab was more of a highlight for me, however, killing by others as well, was more dramatic and impacting. I have asked Father about the level of killing and think I come to some conclusions. See if you agree.
Am I loving reading through Deuteronomy! The thing that is striking me differently is the emphasis on repetitiveness. Moses says the same thing over and over. When he was preaching this he must have been doing it ‘no note style’ and forget what he said earlier and said it again. I was captured today with the following:
1. The number of times he tells us to teach our children, do not forget, to be carful to observe the all the commands, to love the LORD your God, reminders that the LORD brought them out of Egypt, and that He was delivering them in to promised land.
2. The use of the word ‘awesome’ six times in Deut.
3. 10:14-22 should be a song, it is sooo great. It needs to be composed so that we sing it over and over and over again to get it imbedded in our spirits. 17- ” For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, …” 22- “He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.”
4. I love the list in chapter 11 they saw. His majesty, his mighty hand, outstretched arm, signs he performed, things he did in the heart of Egypt, what he did to the Egyptian army, how he overwhelmed.
5. Anyone have any idea why the blessings were proclaimed on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal?
6. I wonder how many sons would be rebellious today if all the men of his town could stone them to death for disobeying? Good deterrent?
7. I love the way Father wants us to honor each other and provide equity in situations. He is always looking to have folks respect each other and to look out for the dignity in folks. Good lessons.
Good Evening Saints!!~~
I pray for you daily as we push into relevant life with Father.
Paul’s life is a beautiful example of focusing on others ALL the time. As he wrote his letter to the church at Philippi, he was chained up in prison, far away from every possible comfort. While he had many prime opportunities to write and complain about the conditions of his jail cell, or the disgusting food that was occasionally thrown to him, or the fresh collection of bruises from his guards, he chose instead to encourage his readers – reminding them to put everyone else before themselves. His perspective is a rare and very valuable one.
-When we are feeling imprisoned by whatever life has handed us, how often do we choose to encourage those around us, instead of venting and complaining about our own situation? How do we show that the needs of those around us are more important than our own?
-Pray that God would give you a new perspective on your surroundings – and that you would begin choosing to put your friends and family before yourself.