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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Prayer
« Last post by Chaplain Elizabeth on Today at 10:49:28 »
Rev. D.,
It's often difficult to understand why things happen the way they do but we can rest assured knowing that our Lord always knows what's best.
 
You are in my prayers.
God bless you always.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Prayer
« Last post by Rev. D on Yesterday at 13:41:00 »
So in 2015 I discovered my wife of 8 years was unfaithful to me. I lost everything, including my family. For the past three years I have been piecing my life back together. I ask all to pray for me.  I have had a difficult time because she was the person who introduced me to the Lord. She destroyed my college degrees, my ordination info, anything related to God. I am currently just trying to replace everything she destroyed. Please just keep me in your prayers. God Bless you all!!!!!!
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When Your Journey is Overwhelming …. 1 Kings 19.1-9 

This can’t be about a man of God who got a moment’s weakness because of a moment of sin; for that would describe a man who rebels against God or the nation of Israel 900 years before Jesus.  No, Elijah was God’s man who was not in the act of rebellion.  Elijah was God’s man who came to a point where he was overwhelmed by the rebellious world living around him; a rebellious world living around him and against God.   By reading 1 Kings 19, and the previous chapters, we discover this rebellious world and a rebellious King Ahab and his wife ‘Jezebel.’ Who was mad because God overcame sinful prophets of a cultic god called Baal.  Now, Jezebel threatened to murder Elijah (a great prophet of the living God). Elijah simply was exhausted, and now he reached his burn out for God point.

When I consider his tired soul, I can understand why he might be to the point of burn out.  Though he ran in fear, Elijah knew to call out to God. He had called on God on Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18) and watched as God took care of the bad rebellious prophets. Now, Elijah was worn from the event and the murderous threats from Jezebel. As he called God on that mountain, now he must call God in his valley. And Jezebel, I wonder if she had anyone in mind to carry out her murderous threat against Elijah. The Baal prophets were dead, but there might be someone else she could get.  We only know that Elijah ran in fear, and that he had his servant with him. Was the servant Obadiah? 

Elijah knew to call out to God in his troubles.  God was directing Elijah on this path to another mountain; the mountain of God called Mt. Sinai and the place where the Lord gave Moses the Ten Commandments.  There was important work for Elijah to continue in; however, a retreat was necessary. Elijah must hear God on the mountain before he could continue his prophetic ministry. God allowed His prophet to run in his fear, but to run to the place where he would face that fear. Only when Elijah got to the place of self recognition, did the Lord employ an angel to attend to his prophet. Elijah had to come to the place of total abandonment. He had to come to the place where he could do nothing.

The prophet was tired, weak and about to give up on life. When Elijah came to the tree he slept under, he still had a forty day walking trip to the Mt. Sinai; mountain where God appeared to Moses in the burning bush.  For Elijah to make the journey, he had to have God’s provision. When he got that, he was empowered to travel the remaining path to the mountain of Sinai.  It would be here where Elijah would hear the Word of the Lord.

This passage doesn’t address those who rebel / sin against the Lord. Many convince themselves that their sins are covered when, in fact, the soul is dead to doing right things. If so, this passage is not for you. However, this passage is for those who do live the Christian life. This is for those who do the works of God in the world. This is the life of a Christian.  Perhaps, you live for the Lord, but the world around you attacks your faith and works.  You may grow tired and just give up. Don’t do it!  God is very provisional in these times. When you have come to the end of your power and humanism sets in, get back into your prayer with the Lord God. His understanding and provisions are outstanding.  God wants to take you to the mountain place; rather than the overwhelming place. You may have an overwhelming journey, but God is using that journey to get your attention. Find yourself again, pray through to the Lord, look up and see what He brings to you. Get back up and go the journey to the place of the mountain.
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GOING ON LIFE SUPPORT
Life support usually means the end is near for one’s life, but in this case, God is promising a ‘life support’ which brings a man what he needs to live. God’s life support is man’s greatest need.
I have yet to experience the necessity of life support. I have yet to experience a family member on life support. I had just received a notice of a man who is being disconnected from life support. This usually leads to the end of life. God’s life support is just the opposite; for it is a life support that provides exactly what we need to survive. As long as God’s life support remains on a man, he will continuously live.
In our Bible passage 1 Kings 18.41-45,
People of God had become people of the world; therefore, a three year drought set in. Rebellion to God leads to life droughts. Life support is taken off, and someone begins to suffer. God spoke to His man of the hour of time. This man served and obeyed God, and God called him into the world to be a voice calling people back to the Lord God. This special man who obeyed God spoke the heart of God to the people of God. The awful drought of a rainless three years was seriously stumping the survival of people who once loved God. The problem now was that they loved God, but they also loved other gods; gods that did not move or live.
People were still torn between gods, but God was promising the people that it was going to rain so hard, that they would be knocked off their feet. The man of God gave the news that God was ending the drought of a rainless sky and land. This man of God told the leader of this rebellious people that rain was coming. The man of God told the leader to eat and drink in preparation of getting off the mountain and into his home below before the storm came; a storm the man of God could actually hear a hundred miles away.
Then, the man of God went up on the higher mountain, bowed down and put his head between his knees in prayer and worship before the living God. After looking into the sky over a great sea, there appeared a small cloud where the sea met the sky. It kept growing and growing. It was a coming sign of rain which came out of his hearing the sound of rain. Now, it was coming.
Another time, the man of God told the leader of this rebellious people to get in his wheels and get off the mountain. The rain began, and it was a rain above all rains. The man of God ran down the higher mountain and began to decline the lower mountain. God’s power came on the man of God, the man of God ran faster; so fast that he passed by the rebellious leader in his wheels. The man of God kept running. He came to the bottom of the mountain; while the rebellious leader in his wheels went into his house and explained his dilemma to his wife.
Now, the rebellious leader had to decide to get on God’s life support or not. He had just witnessed the power of God on the mountain. What will he do? What will you do? Each day goes by, and you seemingly miss the great wonders of God. Your world continues to rebel. God is looking for more men and women of God who will witness to a rebellious world of God’s great promise of ending the droughts of life. We need the power of God in our lives!! We need Jesus Christ who is the very Person of God who brings God’s promises to our lives of drought. Do you want in?
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Brother Clint

Would you like to initiate the changes you have suggested as now that my surgeries are out of the way I am game to work with you on improving this ministry website and creating the app you suggested.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: good by everyone!
« Last post by Bishop Harry on November 07, 2018, 15:43:20 »
Why good bye everyone don't you love us anymore?
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / good by everyone!
« Last post by Rev. Richard on October 26, 2018, 21:21:06 »
by!
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / GO TO
« Last post by Rev. Richard on October 23, 2018, 12:41:30 »
WWW.ucfm.org
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[size=12pt]Go to the  UCFM . A great site for prayer & fellowship.[/size]  United Christian Faith Ministries
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / anybody here?
« Last post by Rev. Richard on October 23, 2018, 10:49:10 »
kind of quiet here!
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