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It's Time To Wake Up, America

  • It is Time to Wake Up America from Jim Jarrell on Vimeo.

    I would like to welcome everyone to the Wednesday evening service for Refreshing Hope Ministries. I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I also would like to thank Pastor Dion and Sylvia for all their hard work to keep Refreshing Hope going.

    The last time I was here, I spoke about the divide that I see in American society. I talked about how God’s word says that a divided kingdom can not stand. I truly believed that God spoke to my heart through watching the news that day from Charlottesville Virginia. These videos are recorded and posted on a website call Vimeo.com. By posting these videos on the website, I am able to look at the statistics as far as how many times each video is watched. I am so sad to say that the video was played 7 times and only finished 2 times. The internet has the ability to go around the world and can be viewed by anyone. To say that I am disappointed, does not even say how I really feel.

    It is time to wake America up, The Holy Spirit is the answer that everyone is looking for. I can tell everyone how real God is and how the Bible clearly states God’s words. I am aware that I am not the most entertaining speaker the world has ever seen. But, what I am is a true witness to the reality of God. I was told when I was young, that one man could make a difference. My goal is to start here with this group of people and see how big a fire God will build with us. I truly believe if we can see the changes in those who are here, and that becomes apparent to the people you know, how much of the world can we affect?

    God spoke to the nation of Israel through His prophets often. His words are recorded in the Bible for all to see. The Bible says in Jeremiah 4:1&2; “If you will return, O Israel, says the Lord, return to me and put away your abominations out of My sight, then you shall not be moved. And if you swear, The Lord Lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; the nations shall bless themselves in Him and in Him they shall glory.” This truth was written in the Old Testament to a nation.

    The New Testament was written as a personal decision. John 3:16 says; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should be saved. According to this verse, salvation became a personal thing. I do not believe there is one person here tonight who does not believe this verse is true. That Son that God sent was Jesus, I think that everyone believes that is true.

    Jesus said in Matthew 6:33; “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” I am aware that this is not the first time I have repeated this verse, but it truly is where I started to see my life change. I have said before, I was not accepted by society, but I knew that God had saved my life for a reason. So I just started praying out of a lack of knowing what else to do. I said to God, “You have made yourself real to me by sending your Angel, I believe that your Bible is true, please help me understand. I had no idea what His kingdom was or what His righteousness really meant. All that I knew was that the Angel said; “It is time to change your life!” I had read Matthew 6 all the way through, I knew that it was a time for me to change, this seemed like a good place to start. In 2006, I started attending a spirit filled church. I heard teachings about the Holy Spirit that I had never heard in the denominational churches. Jesus plainly tells us in John 14:17; “The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. You see, this is why the world does not know they are saved. Most likely they have been listening to a church preach like the Apostle Paul said to Timothy.

    The Apostle Paul said in 2nd Timothy 3:1-5; “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will become lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters. Proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, with out self control, brutal despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness but denying it’s power. And from such people turn away.

    I have to ask you, is this not what we have seen in Charlottesville Virginia? If you are like me, seeing the world’s society in the shape that is in, just makes me so sad. In my next video, I will tell everyone how I came to know that God is really there. There is so much more to this story than just God sending an Angel to save my life. I believe, if I can show the people who are here now how to see what is written in Matthew 6 happen in your lives. Others will see for themselves how much your life has changed. As others see for themselves, I hope they will want the same in their lives. Just maybe, we can wake America up one person at a time!

    Heavenly Father, your Son Jesus said and it is recorded in John 14:12-14; “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; greater works than these he will do, because I go to the My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” Jesus, you have heard the things I have said, because you are the truth, I ask you to give the people who are listening tonight the answers to their prayers. As others see their prayers being answered, hopefully they will wake up to the truth!

    Thank you all for your time, my name is Jim Jarrell, and I will see you again.  


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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thanks Jim for this timely message! Yes, wake up America, before it is too late! Our Lord is longsuffering, but time is running out and I believe that we are living the last days, which could be days/weeks/months or even years. However, as long as we have breath, even though we long to be with the Lord, we must do what he expects us to do, each one of us in our very own little ways!

August 31, 2017