God knows where you dwell, and He is there with you
Amen great message. I've been walking through a very dark time over the last couple of months and this is the third time God has spoken to me through a message with this exact same theme. Thank you Jesus; you know that all that matters to me isn't the storm, but that I know you're with me in the boat during it.
For those of you who are going through a hard time, I just want to encourage you that one of the things that the Lord spoke to me during this time was this: "The darkest and coldest time is just before dawn".
Please hold on and know that you are so dearly beloved of God. He knows you and He sees you; that is a given. Please do not go by what your eyes and feelings tell you is reality, but instead, cleave to His Word:
"But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten me.”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are continually before Me."
Continue to abide in Jesus; he has been and forever will be the friend that sticks closer than a brother. When you pray, understand that he IS listening to every word you say and keep in mind that we are just pilgrims in this land. You are just passing through my brothers and sisters. Whatever happens here is nothing compared to the inheritance and bliss that is yet to come. Trust him; he is worthy of your trust.
Love you all,
Thank you, Pastor Greg, for the encouragement I needed right now. I always look forward to the TP videos and posts because no matter what they concern, they always speaks to me at the point I'm at. In years past, I've tried to witness to my brother to no avail. I sent him a special order study bible with all the bells and whistles. He's never read the Bible, but it was met with ingratitude, criticism, and sold at a garage sale, without him ever opening it. With events now happening as quickly as they are, and knowing what's coming upon the world for the unsaved, I sent him all my notes for every chapter of Revelation (although not another Bible), plus 2 books, one on the paganism of the CC, and the other praying to the dead, mediums, etc., which he believes in. His e-mails have always been spiteful, hateful, and divisive, so I don't respond. Also in years past, I'd given him a children's Bible of Jesus' parables because he liked the pictures and for some reason kept it. This time, however, all I got was a subject line asking where to send it all back (doesn't have my address) PLUS the children's Bible, so it was like a double slap in the face. I still pray for his salvation daily, but every morning I have this deep sadness because I know time is getting shorter every day. I'm still trusting God and think maybe someone else will get saved, if he doesn't throw it in the trash. So, again, thank you for what I really needed to hear today!
This message could not have been more perfectly timed as I venture into the pits of hell to assist my in-laws. They have said and done many hateful, spiteful, and evil things over the 30+ years of my marriage and now one of them is dying and their hospice company up and quit (I can understand why). Much against the advice of my family to ignore the in-laws pleas for assistance and leave them to their own devices, I found a new provider and have begun answering questions regarding care that only someone who has walked the path of end of life care understands. I have prayed intently and intensely over this. I know there are specific areas where God wants me to assist and where He wants me to stay away, but my brain says to forget about all of that and just let them all fester and rot in the pit of hate and evil they've created. But God says He will protect. So today's message hits home and I will hold tightly to it as I carefully tiptoe along the line of the life preserver thrown out to them one last time from the One who calms the storms. And somewhere in this I hope to let go of what's happened over many years and find true forgiveness in my heart for them.
Hope for those in dark places, yes. Last night John and I hosted a dinner for the guys at his store, and this year the wives and girl friends were invited, also. Let’s just stay that there were more tattoos at the table than people, and there were more divorced people than not, and the engines were revving from the cars racing at the restaurant on the road beside us, as the drinks went down, and stories were shared, and laughter was mixed with tears, and we lapped up every morsel of chocolate from the piñata in pieces.... But the gospel was shared. Through my story, and John’s. And they all leaned in. Because they wanted to know, the light. It was all imperfect, Jesus style, but God allowed us to lift up the name of the Lord in the middle of the dark places. Normally they don’t care that we are Christians, but last night they did. And the PK thanked me for helping her to remember that Jesus still keeps His promises, and the guy with a snake in his ear sent the only thank-you by text the next day, and the guy to drunk to drive made it home, and more. It all matters. It is darker than ever out there. Scary dark. But Jesus still saves.... Jesus still lives, through us. 🌻
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF TP's FATHERS on this June 19, 2022!
A special blessing to our Spiritual Fathers, Jimmy Evans Mark Hitchcock and Greg Laurie who consistently feed His sheep!
Your captive sons and daughters will be set free; your lost sons and daughters will be found: your prodigal sons and daughters will return home; your doubting sons and daughters will be given faith to believe; no weapon formed against your sons and daughters will prosper!
EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know you are near
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
In every high and every low
Lord, You never let go of me
And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth
Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You
I so needed to hear the last part of this message. I have been struggling for several months, feeling depressed about the changes I’ve experienced the past couple years, this past year in particular - a relationship gone bad causing me to relocate back to IN from FL, staying at my sister’s because I became homeless, and then moving 2 more times into senior retirement communities because it was all I could afford. I will be 70 in a few months but I have always been young for my age- so it is quite an adjustment to be in this place in life and not working. Granted, God has been very good to me supplying my needs, but I struggle emotionally and mentally with the changes I’ve had to make and healing from an emotionally abusive relationship. I’ve gotten caught up in reading so much stuff about all that’s happening in this crazy world - through TP, Amir Tsarfati, Jan Markell, and many of the people she refers to in her programs. And I have to say it has been oppressive to me! I worry about the rapture and what will happen to my little fur baby as we have been through so much together and we comfort each other. Two weeks ago she began having some problems with mobility, difficulty jumping onto and refusing to jump off furniture, and she has increasingly been puny and sluggish the past week, now not eating and barely drinking. I have had her to the vet 3x and we keep ruling out things but the vet is stumped. I feel guilty that maybe my doom and gloom about all the news has caused her to shut down - maybe the rapture will happen soon and God is letting her go before me? But then today I thought maybe she has a problem in her brain since nothing has shown up in labs and X-ray of her trunk. I am very worried about her and whether I have caused her to become severely depressed, or what’s going on. I have also been reading the book Imagine Heaven, which gives so many wonderful testimonies of near death experiences and descriptions of heaven and look forward to the day I will be there. So I know I do have hope in my eternal life, but yet have
felt so oppressed by all the evil happenings and have been drawn to be informed, which I’m not so sure is a good idea for me due to anxiety and depression. I’m sorry for such a long post but I have Really been struggling in in this dark time.
Steve your encouragement is expressed so well and helps me. Thank you for all your words of wisdom you shared. I would appreciate everyone’s prayers to be free of the oppression I’m feeling. I know God loves me and has a place for me and is making a way for me to keep living until the day He takes me home. I have a third interview with a healthcare organization tomorrow and the full time position is looking very promising. I think I need that to feel like I’m living and contributing my abilities In the meantime I have volunteered for several things to keep somewhat active and out of the apt. I know I am blessed with health and energy but get bogged down by wondering how to navigate
This later stage of life. Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers.
I’m in tears now after reading Steven’s comment. My Dad died last May a year ago and I was always preaching to him the year before his death, he finally took the Lord into his heart with a lady who witnessed to Him a few weeks before he passed. What a blessing for me as he was steeped in new world isms and a 12 Step program that led him completely in the wrong direction where he was convinced that They were right and the Salvation Story was somehow wrong.
I pray for my family and friends and business associates every day, you can’t imagine my elation to know that the Father really does love us. I’m excited to be in the rapture and to spend eternity with HIM!!
Happy Father’s Day TP dads! What a special day to wrap around you in prayers & support as you love & serve your families with all your hearts. May you feel loved and refreshed today. I wanted to share this passage in scripture (like a dads day verse) but loved the long version in MSG. Cheers 👏🏼 to ALL the dads who dedicate and sacrifice so much for their kids….. “God makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet. He showed Moses how he went about his work, opened up his plans to all Israel. God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins. As parents [DADS] feel for their children, God feels for those who fear him. He knows us inside and out, keeps in mind that we’re made of mud. Men and women don’t live very long; like wildflowers they spring up and blossom, But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly, leaving nothing to show they were here. God’s love, though, is ever and always, eternally present to all who fear him, Making everything right for them and their children as they follow his Covenant ways and remember to do whatever he said.” Psalms 103:6-18 MSG💛
Yes, a beautiful word on the Lord’s Day and a much needed reminder for those who love Him Pastor Greg!! He is with us where we dwell (and it can be a tough and dark reality of personal circumstances to endure). He will make our way of escape — Come Lord Jesus! 🙏🏻❤️
Alive and well in Las Vegas, but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Today, I don't have to drive out darkness, I just need to turn on His Light!
Amen brother Greg. We sure live in dark times but as you said, God is omnipresent. I am reminded of Daniel when he had prayed for 21 days and the prince of Persia had withstood the Lord. Satan had a seat in Persia as well. There is spiritual wickedness in high places. For the children of God, Paul told them to put on the armor to withstand the wiles of the devil. He said that we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high places. Thank you for the share today. Many blessings to you and your family.
Thank you Pastor Evan's, that was encouraging! While I was reading, this question came to mind: did those 7 letters ever actually get delivered to the 7 churches?
Thank you great message. I used to feel trapped at a place I lived in Northern Illinois I lived in the same house for nearly 40 years and was on Social Security for the last few years and thought I could never leave because I couldn't afford it. But one day 8 years ago I got a strong urge to move to the Ozark Mountains and live at a better more beautiful place, so I called a friend that lived there and within a couple of days gave my house to a homeless veteran that I knew packed up a few things gave away the rest and moved. Now I live in the Bible Belt and feel so much more at home.
Reading through the comments today, there's a mixture of every emotion. Aside from the anticipation and excitement that we all have for that moment Jesus returns, there is a combination of every emotion here. Happiness, laughter, elation, nostalgia, as well as worry, anxiety, hurt, fear, and even anger. Welcome to the amazing miracle of life, and the by-design correction of our fall in the way that God heals each of us through fellowship with each other.
Reading through today's comments made me remember that everyone is different in their own special way by God's design. We are going to feel different than each other at different times. Today is Father's Day and it's just going to be different for everyone. It made me realize that even though this is supposed to be a day filled with fun and smiles, we can count on the fact that there will be a day in each of our lives where this day brings pain with it because of loss. And although we celebrate our loved ones that are now with Jesus, there's still always going to be a tinge of hurt and pain.
Whatever myriad of emotions and feelings you found yourself in today, I pray it was one of reflection and happiness. Sharing my favorite song to listen to every Father's Day, written by my Pastor...
Happy Father's Day everyone.
This is a very interesting article as it brings light to something that isn’t mentioned often; satan’s throne. Jesus seems to be describing satan’s throne as a literal location in Rev 2:13. This altar/throne remained in Pergamum until the early-ish 1900’s before being completely moved piece by piece to Berlin, Germany by 1930, to where you could visit it this day as it’s located in the Pergamum museum. It’s unknown where satan’s throne is nowadays but it is most likely located near an institution of great power (United Nations, the EU, etc etc) as Pergamum was a city that held great influence in that part of the world.
It is obvious that the globalization of the world is being directed by satan as it will lead to the one world government of the antichrist. The worlds globalists are taking orders from him and are his servants. I guarantee that the elite of the elite of the globalists take direct orders from satan himself and may even pay visits to his current day throne. That location is probably somewhere on the European continent. His ultimate desire is to setup his throne in Jerusalem within a freshly built temple and declare himself “God”
Thank you for these encouraging words! Amen!