Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

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Last Saturday, Michelle and I went to the Trade Fair.  Our mission was to enter all the draws for cool prizes.   Who doesn’t love to win something?  Later that day, at precisely 3:33pm, the phone rings and the lady on the other end, after verifying that she was speaking to the person who’s name she drew from the draw box said to me, “you have won a prize so come on over and choose what you would like.”  Sounded exciting until I got there and I was offered, a composter bucket, a recycle blue box or a recycle bag holder.  Making lemonade from my lemons, I accepted the blue box and it now exists as an extra laundry basket.  Better to win something than nothing. But where my story gets interesting is the next day at 3:33pm.

We were about to leave Jasper, Alberta after a fun day of travel soccer, when I looked at the clock at exactly 3:33pm.  I spoke allowed, “cool 3:33.  How am I going to be lucky today, Lord?  I confess that I did not listen to the answer until we were 20 minutes away from Jasper.  It had periodically come across my mind to check for my purse but I dismissed the thoughts with, “I’m sure I put it where I always put it in my bigger satchel.  As I was driving, finally, I asked my daughter who was sitting in the back seat to check my satchel.  Nope! Not there.  I pulled over to the side of the road and we did a detailed search of the entire vehicle.  Ugh!!   I was sooooooo mad at myself!

If only I had looked earlier.  Michelle’s turn to drive since I had no driver’s license.   We hightailed it back via the single lane slow posted speed of 80 or 90km/hr to Kentucky Fried Chicken where I remember leaving my purse on the back of the chair at lunch time.  I wanted to call the restaurant to see if my purse was indeed still there or if it had been stolen. “NO SERVICE.”   We had mountains on every side which means “Telephone Dead Zone.”

Dashing into Kentucky Fried Chicken, I retrieved my wallet sized purse to find all my valuables untouched.   Praise the Lord!  3:33 is definitely lucky for me.  I am blessed of the Lord.  He watches over me and my stuff.

Deuteronomy 33:3 says, “Indeed, He loves His people, all His holy ones are in His hands. They follow in His steps and accept His teaching.”

Jeremiah 33:3 The Lord says, “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”

Ezekiel 33:3 says, “When the Watchmen sees the enemy coming, He sounds the alarm to warn the people.”

I was warned with the sign of 333 and that inner nagging, Where’s your purse?, Where’s your purse?  Where’s your purse? was my alarm.  I urge anyone reading this article,  Do Not Ignore that internal alarm!!  Ever!

Have a blessed day!!

Judy

JUBILEE

A few months ago, I woke up singing “The Days of Elijah”, when suddenly the words stopped me in my tracks. Literally, I was stunned with the possibility.   The question that popped into my mind was, “Is this song prophetic?” so I went on a quest to find its origin.   According to the Jewish calendar, September 2015 just ended the seventh Shemitah. which adds up to 49 years. The fiftieth year is the year of Jubilee. This year will have two very distinct and opposite effects.   For those who are walking with God, they will experience blessing, deliverance, redemption, release, liberty, and rest.  Those walking away from God will experience judgement and sorrow from loss.   I believe this will affect both nations and as a result, individual citizens of the nations of the world.

My shock came as I sang the lyrics “Behold He (Jesus) comes riding on the clouds, shining like the sun at the trumpet call, lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee.”   Sometimes I have bad days and I sadly ask the Lord to take me home (to heaven) but I realized at that moment, I’m not ready for the Lord to return this year.   I respectfully and humbly requested another fifty years, if it is true that He is coming in a Jubilee year.   All along considering that Jesus requested that His Father take His cup (meaning death on the cross) from Him and we know how that went.   Your will be done, Lord, not mine.

So what is it going to take for me to be ready? What do I need to do on earth that I haven’t done yet that heaven won’t more than make up for?   How do I fulfill my destiny?

I’m going to start with a public confession.   At a low point in my life when I was feeling sorrow and remorse for the sin I’d committed against God for not asking Him who He wanted me to marry and taking it upon myself to enter into an unequally yoked marriage, the Lord told me that my life was likened unto Hosea’s. Not the same message but still a prophetic act lived out.   Back in Hosea’s day, I’m certain the people who examined his life probably thought he was crazy.  Most people would not believe that God would instruct him to marry a prostitute.  Hosea’s marriage illustrated to the Israelites how unfaithful they were being to God.

Before I chose to marry, God gave me ample warning but I did not know Him well enough to trust him.   What I did was wrong.  However, God never leaves us without hope.   Romans 8:28 says that God will make everything work together for the good of those who love Him. And I love him. And He has made my life good with the one exception.   After twenty years of marriage, my husband still refuses to acknowledge God. I’ve grown in relationship with the Holy Spirit and have learned to trust Him.   Therefore, I believe that I will see clearly both sides of the Jubilee. The good and the bad. God allowed my choice for His purposes. Although, I’m not yet sure of the message of my life to the world.

God is crying out, trying to warn us of the pending disasters ahead.   We need to listen very closely because those who hear and heed his instructions, will be given greater understanding and protection. Those who do not listen and obey, protection and understanding will be taken away. Without understanding, confusion and insanity will set in.   Not a pretty picture.   Many have turned away from God to various lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life; but in spite of all this God remains faithful and patient, giving grace and mercy.