Thought for the day: ecc 4:9-12
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I woke at 7 this morning with a clear word in my mind ‘Read 1 Corinthians 14’. I did not recall what 1 Cor 14 was about but immediately as I got up and opened my bible realised it was the chapter on prophecy and tongues which we'd been speaking about with David at our bible study on Thursday. I had been praying just last night and several times previous that God would give us interpretation of tongues in our church and in our prayer meetings and also personally for personal revelation in prayer.
I asked the Holy Spirit if there was something He wanted to say so I got a pen and paper out and immediately I got the words ‘Thus says the Lord, the Lord of Hosts’. Immediately I was concerned because I do not want to say that God is speaking when it is me speaking, so I prayed asking that it would not be me, and I started writing, and this is what I felt to write.
“Thus says the Lord, the Lord of Hosts,
I am preparing you in these days for what I am about to do. For a time is coming and indeed has come when I shall pour out my Spirit on all flesh. Every brother amongst you shall prophesy and sister interpret tongues and dream dreams.
The days of man on the earth are few and soon My Kingdom will come on the earth as it is in Heaven.
Be prepared as virgins who carried enough oil to see the coming of the Bride Groom.
Give the oil that brings life which is My Holy Spirit and walking in My commandments and My ways to all. Lift up and encourage the little ones, the lost ones in this time of strife knowing that the dawn is near and it must get darker before it becomes light.
Soon the Devil and all those who oppose Us will be bound and cast into the pit.
Take courage and know that the Lord your God cares for you as a hen cares for her chicks. I will gather you to my wings and keep you safe. I will wipe away every tear and you will know me face to face.
Do not be afraid, I am with you says the Lord.”