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Long Time Coming

  • Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins. (Luke 3:1 WEB)

    It had been a long time coming. Ancient prophecies spoke of the one that would come and prepare the way for the Messiah (Isaiah 40:3). Though many great prophecies had been spoken about his ministry, when John the baptizer was finally born, there was nothing to see but a small child. It wasn't spectacular, most didn't even notice.

    For the next twenty years, nothing happened except that John grew older. Then the day finally came when the Word of God came to John in the wilderness, and that changed everything. John came onto the scene and changed the world around him carrying a powerful word from God. He was the one that baptized Jesus and even recognized Him. The word of God could have came to the high priest, but no, it came to John in the wilderness. It was time.

    In my own life, the Lord told me when I was young to prepare myself for ministry. So I went through school, got ordained, and then waited, and waited' If I was invited to speak somewhere, they would call and cancel before the day arrived, sometimes the morning of, and after I had fasted and prayed for a week. Twenty years went by, and all the doors in ministry remained supernaturally closed. Eventually, I forgot all about it.

    I learned to work on computers. After many years of that, suddenly the day came when I was pushed into ministry like cattle being herded through a loading chute. We had been out of work for months, could not find a job, could no longer pay the bills, and were packing to move out of our home. That was the day that His word came to me.

    While sitting alone in my prayer room without saying anything, I suddenly had an open vision from the Lord and by that Friday I was a pastor. A friend stepped in and paid all our bills for the month. It took forever, then everything changed overnight and here I am. Now I use the computer skills that He taught me along the way in ministry.

    God has the day marked on His calendar when your situation will change. There is a date, and the closer that you come to it, the more difficult your life usually is at that moment. A sure sign of a breakthrough is when all hell seems to be breaking loose against you. Stay the course. Keep the faith. Try and keep a positive attitude. You will overcome and His word concerning you will come to pass. For one word from God changes everything.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your goodness. I know that You see me right where I am, and Lord I know that You have not forgotten me. Strengthen me, build my faith, and draw my heart to You. Send Your word to me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: If you are interested in music, whether you are a musician, a writer, or just enjoying listening, we have a new group called "Make a Joyful Noise", led by Pastor Dion! All are welcome to join! Make a Joyful Noise


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Dion, It’s amazing what He has done for you...... I know the Lord can do for others for he has plans for all of us! Hallelujah!
Sep 26
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Sep 26
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Sep 26
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen, so powerful.

Sep 26
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your goodness. I know that You see me right where I am, and Lord I know that You have not forgotten me. Strengthen me, build my faith, and draw my heart to You. Send Your word to me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Father. Thank you Pastor Dion.

Sep 26
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you for this reminder Amen 

Sep 26
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Sep 26
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  Amen. 

Sep 26
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thank You Lord

Sep 26
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

Sep 26
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 26
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You, Amen.

Sep 26
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

No matter how long it takes He is faithful to put our feet on the path He has chosen for our lives. We need to just trust Him and wait on Him, for He will do it, if we keep our faith in Him.

Sep 26
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister, amen!

Sep 27
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

Thank you for this uplifting message!

Sep 26
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know me, I know You will deliver to me when Your time comes. Strengthen me while I wait for Your blessings. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Sep 26
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother!

Sep 26
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I’m waiting dear God. Amen. 

Sep 26
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 26
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

 Amen and Amen!

Sep 26