Thursday, October 22, 2020
BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS From Ice To Life

From Ice To Life

Like the post? Why not make it Facebook official. ⇊

Written by John Miltenberger

Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.”


 

General Michael Flynn defense fund Fellow patriots, please listen to this short, inspiring message from General Flynn. General Michael Flynn exemplifies patriotism, courage, and love of God and country - despite some of his own countrymen relentlessly attacking him. Donations for his defense are greatly appreciated. If you can only give $5.00, please do so - every little bit helps. Thank you so much, and God bless. Letter from General Flynn. 


[Luke 8:52 NKJV]

I awoke this morning at 0234 hours, and realized it was time for prayer. I’ve learned not to fight prayer in order to resume sleep but rather, to pray first, and let sleep come when it’s ready.

I glanced out a window on my way to prayer and saw a tundra-like snowscape, cold, lifeless and forbidding. More snow is forecast for the next two days, and at first I groaned within, for I see snow as a hindrance, an obstacle to be endured. At that moment, God spoke to my mind and told me what I perceived as a cold, frozen death, was instead the fertilizer for new life due to soon spring forth in these mountains; it was beautiful in hope, and alive with His promise.

As I prayed, I placed words to what I had heard in my mind, and I remembered the little dead girl that Jesus raised to life in Luke 8. To her parents and the other onlookers, the little girl was indeed dead, and they knew well in those days the visage of death, and yet to Jesus the little girl was not “dead, but sleeping”, for all are alive to Him.

I was also reminded of how the disciples slept in Gethsemane while Jesus prayed away His last few hours before the crucifixion, and how He finished His prayers and awoke them.

You Might Like

Like the disciples, the Church sleeps, and like the tundra-like landscape I saw this morning, She’s blanketed by what appears to be a cold death – but not for long. She may appear dead, but She’s only dormant; She may appear to have been made impotent by ever increasing lifeless circumstances, but She’s only sleeping – and Jesus will again wake Her up and say, “Arise, for the hour has come.”

Jesus is the author of life, and from His life He brought forth creation to live in His sight, but like the frozen coldness of Narnia, His creation sleeps until He comes again to warm cold hearts. And like Narnia, all will be made alive with His presence, for without His presence there can be no life; with His presence there can be no death.

Awake Church! Arise, for Your King is coming. The coldness of death will be for You the fertilizer of new life, and as the Spring is coming to these cold mountains, the Creator is drawing closer to His creation. He knows His Church is not dead, but sleeping.

Soon the earth will be covered with life in abundance, rather than snow. The flowers will appear and a new generation of animals will come forth. The days of frozen tundra will soon be forgotten in the warmth of the sun, and vegetation will push through the softened soil, soil softened by the hardness of the ice that preceded it.

There is nothing dead in His presence. Choose life.

John


Please Spread the Word and Share This Post

TCP News is proud to be ranked #24 in the Top 40 Conservative Political Blogs

Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of True Conservative Pundit

Another way you can support us is to purchase my book

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Don't forget to follow TCP News on Facebook, Gab, SpreelyUSA Life, and Twitter

If you value what you see on True Conservative Pundit, please consider donating, any amount helps

donate to TCP News


John Miltenbergerhttps://jmilty.wordpress.com/
John Miltenberger is a Christian blogger, visit John on his site: The Trip So Far נבחר על ידי רצונו של אלוהים להיות בנו המאומץ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related news

How’s Your Vision?

By Greg Laurie "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." —Proverbs 23:7 Experts tell us that we have 90,000 to 100,000 thoughts every day....

God’s GPS

By Greg Laurie "That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty." —Ecclesiastes 12:13 I...

But God . . .

By Greg Laurie "But God is my helper."  —Psalm 54:4 Have you ever looked up the phrase “but God” in the Bible? You’ll find it in a...

Government Has no Constitutional Authority Over the Church!

By Don Boys, Ph.D. Local, and state governments are quick to protect the constitutional rights of liberal protesters – while very hesitant to protect a...