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Dawn’s Heartfelt Corner
Word in Due Season
July’s Quarterly Newsletter
“The BP Oil Spill is the Beginning of a Famine.”
On this quarterly newsletter I want to touch on the BP oil spill we have been having, give some facts and speak about what I believe God is doing in these end times we are living in. The Deep-water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, started April 20, 2010. What’s an oil spill? Here is a short description from the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An oil spill leak is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon that goes into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. This term often refers to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. There are different kinds of oil spills. Oil spill leaks include releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel) and their by-products, and heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. These type of spills may take months or even years to clean up. The gusher is now estimated by the quasi-official Flow Rate Technical Group to be flowing at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels (1,500,000 to 2,500,000 US gallons; 5,600 to 9,500 cubic metres) of crude oil per day, originates from a deepwater wellhead 5,000 feet (1,500 m) below the ocean surface. All we have to do is look around and we will see biblical prophecy being put into place. Many want to turn their heads away and think it will go away but that is not true. God is trying to wake up America! When will we listen? If we do not start praying as a nation, repenting to God and turning away from our wicked ways we are about to see the downfall of a great nation. “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land, 2 Chronicles 7:14.” I believe in my own opinion the mammals being killed out in the ocean are setting the stage of a great famine. You can also see where we have had a lot of rain killing the crops and drought where no crop has grown. In the grocery stores prices on food have increased, gasoline prices have gone up and many big businesses are doing layoffs and using shorter labor cutting back on their costs. Some places have had mass floods killing people and we have had numerous earthquakes. God did say in his word “once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens,” Hebrews 12:26. We do not know exactly what it is or the time frame but we know God is going to do something. That means you and I must be prepared for the storm. I am speaking about a spiritaul storm not a natural one. We get ready in the spirit by praying, maybe even fasting a meal here or there and seeking the Lord’s face. It is so important in these last days to be positioned where the Lord has you. Do not be out of God’s will! I say it again, stay in the Lord’s will! When you make decisions on your own counsel and do not seek God’s you are putting your life in danger because there is coming a day where there will be mass confusion. People will be running here and there because of fear and tormoil. Read All of Matthew 24-“Signs of the End of the Age.” I am not pre, mid or post tribulation preacher. I believe in Jesus and him alone. No man knows the day or hour but we will no the time period when the Lord is returning. Our job is to make sure we are ready when Jesus returns. Read on the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Five of the virgins were foolish and the other five were wise. The wise took oil in jars for their lamps but the foolish ones did not take any. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight, the bridegroom came and all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish virgins wanted oil for their lamps but the wise did not have enough. The foolish went to go buy oil and while they were gone the bridegroom came and the wise went into the wedding banquet with him. Later, the others came, knocked and wanted in “But he replied, ‘ I tell you the truth, I don’t know you. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” You do not want to be left behind. That door will one day close.
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico become an Environmental Catastrophe. It’s a river of oil flowing from the bottom of the Gulf with an estimate at rate of up to 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) aprox. a day and could continue for another 90 days if the leak isn’t contained.
The nation’s worst environmental disaster, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world’s richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life.
For more than a decade, we had fought for human safety and environmental protection and it’s time we stand up to work together taken particular interest in protect the world environment. The recovery of the coastal and marine ecosystems affected by the disaster cannot be ignored like the Exxon Valdez and Prestige spills.
We the people must understand we are a nation and whatever happen affects each one of us.
Make Jesus the Lord of your life today for he is coming back very soon!
Maybe you never asked Jesus to come into your heart to become your Lord and Savior. This is the most important prayer you will ever pray. Do it today, do not wait. Today is the day of salvation, now is the time of God’s favor. Commit your life to Jesus surrender your will and way.
If you said that prayer and meant it with all your heart then you are on your way to heaven and will be ready for whatever comes your way. That is the most important prayer you will ever pray. I want you to know God loves you very much and he has a great plan in store for you! Walk with him daily, Read God’s word and fellowship with other believers in the Lord and find a church that preaches the whole word of God.
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” – John Quincy Adams
America Our Great Nation
By Gods mercy
And His Everlasting hands
Every Need We Have Is met
God Has Been Gracious
May We Never Forget
This Nation Was Built On The Rock
In God We Trust
We Can No Longer Put our Trust
In A Man
In God We Must
He Is Our Hope
For Today, Tomorrow, And The Future
God Holds Us In The Palm
Of His Hand
Look To Him
The One Who Made This Wonderful Land!
Written By Dawn O’brien
And Inspired By The Holy Spirit
Copyright © 2005
Verses from the book of Psalms: Psalm 23
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
Give God Thanks In Everything!
Praise should be a daily part of our lives whether we are driving down the road in our car, cleaning our house or on our job working. The bible says a cheerful heart does a man good but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. God wants us to be thankful for all things and in all circumstances no matter what is going on in our lives. When I wake up in the morning I say, “Good-Morning Lord.” There are nights when I’m so tired that before I lay down and shut my eyes to go to sleep, I say, “Lord, thank you for the bed I have to sleep on.” One day I was making my hand me down bed. Everything Daniel and I own have been used items that were given to us. I was complaining to the Lord and telling him how my brother has a nice house with wood floors and God began to speak to me. He told me how he was a man just like you and me but had no where to lay his head. Matthew 8:20, Jesus replied, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head. I immediately went to the Lord and had to repent. You and I have so many blessings that are bestowed upon us daily that we neglect to thank the Lord for. The Lord daily blesses us with clean drinking water, warm hot baths we can take, and an abundance of food. My prayer is that we would never take God’s goodness for granted. The way our economy looks today we have a lot to be thankful for. We are blessed to have jobs, shelter, food and all our daily needs provided for. There are many not as fortunate as you and I in other, foreign countries. Philippians 4:19 and my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. We do not need to fear but put our trust in the one who holds our future. So today, find something to give God thanks for!
Love in Jesus,
When you are DOWN to nothing …God is UP to something..
Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me even while I’m Reading this prayer and bless the one that sent this to me In a special way. Open supernatural doors in our lives Today. Save and set free, Give us a double portion of your Spirit as we take back everything that the Devil has stolen: Emotional Health, Physical Health, Finances, Relationships, Children, Jobs, Homes, Marriages. I cancel every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has devised against us in the MATCHLESS NAME OF JESUS.
And I declare: NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER. I speak LIFE into every dead situation. And, I thank you that nothing is over until YOU say it’s over. I speak prophetically into our lives and to our situations; Our households are blessed; Our health is blessed; Our marriages are blessed; Our finances are blessed; Our businesses are blessed, Our jobs are blessed; Our children are blessed; Our grandchildren are blessed; Our parents are blessed; Our siblings are blessed; Our ministries are blessed; And, Our decisions are blessed. Husbands are on the way; Wives are on the way; Mortgages are paid and debts canceled; Our hearts desires are on the way; according to YOUR perfect will and plan for our lives. IN JESUS NAME! AMEN!
Jesus Is On Call 24/7
There Is A Redeemer That Lives
His Name Is Jesus
He Will Give You Peace, Love,
And Job Security
Jesus Has Everything
God Is On Call Every Hour
24/7, He Doesn’t Sleep
He Is Faithful To Show His Power
God Is Here To The End
Don’t Be Discouraged
He Causes All Things To Mend
Call On Jesus, This Day
Give Him Your Heart
He Promises To Never Part!
WRITTEN BY: DAWN O’BRIEN
AND INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
Copyright © 2005
” Trust the Lord your God with all your Heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)
” Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes, and pray at all times.” (Romans 12:12)
” Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8 NLT)
” Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15 NIV)
” The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” (Psalm 121:8 NLT)
July’s Quarterly Newsletter Re-cap:
Greetings Brother’s & Sister’s in Christ,
Things have been moving slow in the ministry but God has His timing for everything. We must all learn to wait upon the Lord and seek him diligently for the times are changing. Our times are in his hands, Psalm 31:15, But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands.. What a great God we serve! He is always watching over you and me. His on is on the birds of the field and watches over them continually. How much more important are you? In your spare time Read Matthew 6:19-34-“Do Not Worry.” I have decided to write this newsletter quarterly since I am keeping so busy doing most of the work myself and of course my husband that helps me a lot with a few volunteers that have stuck by our side. We want to stop and thank them for their faithfulness. May the Lord bless them in a great way that only he can. As we wait upon the Lord we will mount up with wings like the eagle, run not grow weary, walk and not faint, Isaiah 40:31. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us not in our own flesh but in God’s strength! I know many are hurting right now with the economy- loss of their jobs, sickness and family issues but our strength comes from the Lord. He is our firm foundation. Put your trust in Him. For God’s word says He will never leave you nor forsake you. His promises are true but you have to put your total trust in Him. You are not saved by what you do your good works no we are saved by God’s grace! The bible says all of our good works are like filthy rags in God’s eyes, Isaiah 64:6. Stop trying to measure up and be perfect. We are never going to be until we see Jesus face to face. We are all sinners saved by grace. We need to stop judging our brothers but edify and lift them up. Right now, we all need encouragement to face each new day. We do not need others to pull us down or depress our spirits. There are enough negative things going on in our nation right now. We need to try and be a blessing and strength to the weary and lost. People need to know that there is a loving Savior out there that cares and loves them no matter what they have done. Jesus is coming soon. Quit worrying about what others are doing and focus your attention on yourself. Are you doing what you are supposed to do? God is not going to ask you about someone else no He is going to talk to you about the way you are living your life. These type of people are busy bodies and man pleasers not God pleasers. God is looking at the hearts of all men not our motives or actions but our hearts! Is your heart clean or is it wicked? Search your heart and see what is in your heart before you cast a stone at another. The heart is deceitful and wicked above all things who can understand it except the mind of the Lord. Read all of Mark Chapter 7:23-It talks about the heart being clean and unclean. Also, read 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 the motives of man’s heart and Jeremiah 17:9-10, God searching the heart. There are several scriptures we could turn to but I am only giving you a few. This word I am giving you is for me too! Everything the Lord has me share with you is for me. I need all the help I can get so if you do not need it I will preach to myself. Keep going strong in the Lord. Don’t give up for our redemption is drawing nigh and Jesus is returning very soon! God bless you saints. Never forget how much the Lord loves you and so do we. Keep going strong in the Lord one foot in front of the other. God bless you.
Love & Prayers,
Daniel and Dawn O’brien and the staff of “Dawn’s Heartfelt Corner”