What does God want from me? Malachi 1-4

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From the book of  Malachi:

  • He wants us to Honor His Name
  • Fear Him- Where is the respect He deserves?
  • Reverence Him, He is a Great King
  • Walk with Him In Peace and Equity
  • Turn others away from sin
  • our lips speak words of knowledge
  • Know God’s Word

Below is a list of the sins of the people that the Lord revealed through the prophet Malachi. By looking over each one, we learn what the Lord wants from us. Take time to read Malachi 1-4, the blessings, the curses and the warnings.  Live a life that pleases the Lord.

Sins of the People

  1. No One Honored or gave glory to His Name :I will send a curse upon you and I will curse your blessings , yes, I have cursed them already because you do not take this to heart
  2. They departed from the way, their walk with the Lord
  3. They caused others to stumble
  4. They corrupted the covenant
  5. Shown partiality to the law
  6. You cover the alter with tears, but the Lord does not listen…why? Because the Lord has been a witness between you and your wife with whom you have dealt treacherously. Let no one deal treacherously with their wife, the Lord hates divorce, it covers one’s garment with violence
  7. You have wearied the Lord with your words, How?…… by saying everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord and He delights in them, or when you say, Where is the God of Justice?
  8. People did not fear God, specifically : sorcerers, adulterers, perjurers, those who exploit the orphan, widow and the alien
  9. They robbed God, How? in tithes and offerings (3:8-10)
  10. Harsh words against God by saying :It is useless to serve God, there is no profit

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Verse in Malachi to think about

2:10  Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another?

1:14 For  I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, And My name is to be feared among the nations.

3:16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them ; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name.

They shall be mine says the Lord of hosts

  • I will make them my jewels
  • I will spare them


then you shall again discern between righteous and wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

Jeremiah 7 The Lord warns

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As I read Jeremiah 7-8, it sounds as if the Lord is speaking to us today.  His Word is our guidebook for life, it our instruction book, the Words are here so we would have  understanding  and set our feet would be set on the right path to eternal life. His Words go out and speak to us today.

God so merciful but He is also not mocked.

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His message through Jeremiah to Judah – and to us

1-Change your ways! Consider your ways!

2- Stop oppressing the fatherless, the widow and the stranger. This takes some thought because we may think we don’t oppress others, but are we helping them? The single moms abandoned, the homeless? the orphans. When I think about this verse, I often think of the crime in the inner cities. Shows like 48 hours on TV show kids going down one wrong path and thrown in prison for the rest of their lives. What have we done for these inner city kids? I just wonder if its the plan to keep locking them up at $40K plus a year for the rest of their life. If someone would just invest in them while young, maybe we wouldn’t continually and daily see bloodshed and murder on our streets. Every day there are drive by shootings and killing of the innocent on our streets. I believe the shed of innocent blood curses the land.

3-Don’t walk after other gods to your hurt.

4-Don’t trust in lying words that cannot profit you

5- Don’t worship idols. The women in Jeremiah’s day made cakes for queen of heaven,( Jer 7 and 44 ). They did this while also worshiping in the temple. They were warned repeatedly to stop but the wives refused, saying all went well when they worshiped her. Do you know why? They were worshiping demons through their idol, see 1 Cor 10:19-11

 “We will not listen to your messages from the Lord!  We will do whatever we want. We will burn incense and pour out liquid offerings to the Queen of Heaven just as much as we like—just as we, and our ancestors, and our kings and officials have always done in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For in those days we had plenty to eat, and we were well off and had no troubles!  But ever since we quit burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and stopped worshiping her with liquid offerings, we have been in great trouble and have been dying from war and famine.”

Do you think God doesn’t notice when you walk in His house, by His name and stand before Him, when your life is full of murders, adulteries, idolatry, lying and stealing?

 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.  Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.  Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galations 6:7-10 

God repeatedly warns us and tells us to come back. He wants us to obey His voice. He wants to be our God , He wants us to be His people

” They have set their abominations in the house which is called by MY Name to pollute it, even the priest and the prophet is given to covetousness” – even the priests and religious leaders at that time were given to greed and covetousness. 

Our churches and our religious groups may not be up to God’s perfection, but you can begin your journey to seek God and His righteousness today. Be careful not to be deceived by the world and worldliness in our churches. God wants you to be Holy, He wants to be your God, your Father, the One who comforts you. Don’t disrespect the innocent blood of Jesus shed on the cross for you by intentionally sinning and thinking you are covered.

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:26 

Will you be counted worthy?

Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:26

JESUS said :Matthew 5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven iperfect.

Read https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jeremiah+7-8&version=NKJV

Demons At Work-Can You See It? — ‘I Am NOT Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!’

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Hurricane Prep List 2018

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This is my hurricane list that I’ve used over the many years of hurricanes we’ve been through.  Last year some people went weeks without electricity. I’m thankful that my house miraculously had power when most of the county is out. The following is a list of items that make after hurricane life bearable.

Some items may seem unnecessary but in some instances, stores may be closed or you may be stuck in your neighborhood. Also, stores were out of bread for a while, so stock up.

  1. Get your grill ready, with utensils and anything you need to use it
  2. Prep and test generator
  3. Fill up all gas tanks
  4. Batteries
  5. Matches/ lighter
  6. Lots of small tea lights to use at night as night lights- put in hallways, bathrooms – you’d be surprised at how dark it can get. The lights go out after about 2-3 nights, so get extra, you’ll be glad you did. I bought mine at michaels
  7. electric candles, lanterns, flashlights
  8. Radio or battery operated tv
  9. extra deodorant, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toilet paper
  10. Animal food
  11. Large black Garbage bags for outdoor debris
  12. food ideas: bagels, food to grill, snacks, gatorade, soup, canned items- beans, corn, tomato (chili seasoning) bread, crackers, nuts, raisins, fruit, pudding, cereal, breakfast bars, protein drinks, nutella,wraps, deli meats , canned meat,
  13. baby items, diapers, wipes, extra bottles, pedialyte
  14.  clorox
  15. antibacterial soap and hand wipes, antiseptic, face wipes
  16. ice
  17. medicine- band aids, motrin, first aid box, etc.
  18. Paper cups, paper plates, plastic ware
  19. freeze water in plastic freezer bags -trust me, you’ll thank me later- lay them flat in freezer
  20. fill up large tubs of water – not just your bathtub. I fill large storage containers with water for : animals, brushing teeth, wiping counters, cleaning dishes, flushing toilet. I’d fill 2-3 containers- and cover them up with a lid. I use the largest storage container I can find at walmart
  21. battery operated fans – lots!
  22. instant coffee
  23. phone battery packs
  24. laptop batteries
  25. sunscreen
  26. insect repellent
  27. prepare valuables/paperwork in a safe and waterproof place : license, ss card, insurance, certificates, etc
  28. have insurance info ready
  29. glasses or extra contact solution
  30. coolers
  31. flex tape
  32. non electric can opener
  33. cash on hand
  34. fire extinguisher
  35. small paper cups to brush teeth
  36. dry hair shampoo
  37. hand written list of phone numbers
  38. small plastic shoe box bins (with lid) filled with water  per child for brushing teeth
  39. extra garbage bags
  40. and water, water, water, water, water

** I also like to make sure all laundry and dishes are clean before the storm hits. I clean floors and vacuum- you never know how long you’ll be without electricity.

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Praying for safety