Restoration of Second Commandment

Hey! So yeah, I'm still stuck on that word from Sean Malone on Monday. The one about responding from faith not fear. Can you bear with me while I work through it some more? Thank you for being so gracious and patient with me. Here are some brown sugar shortbread cookies. Want one? The teapot's full and hot too. Want some to go with the cookie? There you go. I think I'll have a cuppa too.

I can't decide which part to pick out of the section I'm working on right now so I'll just bring out the entire section. I've highlighted the parts that are speaking to me so strongly.We can talk about it, as we need, from there. Oh yes, this is still from an article from the Elijah List. Their contact info. is included at the end. Here's the section from the article:

"Restoring the Second Commandment
The other aspect we need to understand is that in the shakings, God is restoring the second commandment as well as the first commandment. Love for others. What happens in the midst of a disaster or crisis? People come together and help each other. As we prepare for this fall, we need to be preparing to help others.
Today there is a prophecy about global crisis and the fear response is: Determine to prepare for survival and self-preservation. In the 1st century there was a prophecy about a global crisis (Acts 11:27-30) and the response was: Giving and aiding those impacted; each according to their ability determined to send relief to the brethren elsewhere.
We love to point fingers at the corporate depravity of our nation and say she deserves punishment while our hearts are just as bankrupt. Let's take this time to examine our own lives and actions before we point the finger at anyone around us and make sure we are caring for the poor, needy and hurting, heeding the warnings of Scripture for the actions of Sodom.
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. Ezekiel 16:49-50
Folks it is an upside down Kingdom. You give it away to keep it and this is a sign your heart is free. Again, if God is dealing corporately with us in America then our preparedness should be more of the heart than a fear-based grasp to hold onto our western lifestyles. Now there is nothing wrong with preparing your home, neighborhood, church and business for crisis and disaster.
Here at CRI we hold seminars on how to train people to do so. However as the Church we need to take inventory of our hearts motivation to make sure we are not hunkering and bunkering in fear but rather getting ready to help others and be the glorious Church in that hour. If something is out from under the Lordship of Christ right now in your life then you want that dealt with now and not later. (Photo via Pixabay)
Hebrews 11:7 says "By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family..." It says that Noah by faith... in holy fear prepared for his family.
Are you responding in faith or fear? Let's choose faith. We are praying and believing for an outpouring of God's Spirit on the hearts and minds of those in our nation. Let's humble ourselves before the Lord and believe that together we'll see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
If we are going to be looking at the Biblical calendar as a way that God deals with His people then remember the Shemitah ended on September 13th and the year of Jubilee started on September 23rd. I encourage you to be believing for great things!"

Wow. Everything I read seems to bring me back to a heart search and examination of thoughts and motives. I am learning more about myself every day. I think that maybe this is all part of getting ready and being wholly prepared body, soul, spirit. I want to be part of the glorious church without spot or wrinkle. How about you? Are you preparing your heart too?

Thank you for stopping in today my friend. A friend who is willing to share not only a cup of tea but also spend time searching the heart on bended knee is a treasured gift. Thank you for being just such a treasure. Together we are humbling ourselves before the Lord, knowing that we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. He said so!

Love & prayers,
Abundantly Blessed @ Abundance House 

Just a reminder that the quote in today's post came from the Elijah List website. The author's contact info. along with that of the Elijah List website is as follows:
Sean Malone, Director
Crisis Response International

Website: criout.com
Email: info@criout.com

Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher
The Elijah List & Breaking Christian News 

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