The Only Name

the only Name

 

Zechariah 1-9 

(The Lord Comes and Reigns)

A day of the Lord is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.

I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; [THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON] the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.

On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.

You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness.

It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.

On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.

The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.

THIS IS A PROPHECY

The day of the Lord SHALL happen! The Lord will gather the nations together in the Valley of Megiddo for the Battle of Armageddon. They think they are coming there to destroy Jerusalem and actually fight against God Himself. But the Lord is gathering them together so they will be in one place so that HE can destroy THEM.

This is a day that is known only to the Lord and it will be a unique day because the day will not have darkness. It will be light in the evening. When the Lord stands on the Mount of Olives, there will be a great earthquake that creates a deep valley.

This will be DAY ONE. On this day, the Lord Himself will be King over the whole earth. There will be no name above His Name. His Name will be the ONLY NAME.

COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS.

the Valley of the Shadow of Death

the shadow of death

Psalm 23

King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

There’s no doubt about it. Into every life, a little rain must fall. We will go through trials, heartaches, storms, struggles, crisis and catastrophe. Our promise from God, as His child, is that we do NOT walk through it alone. If you are standing in the wings just watching someone you love walking through Death Valley, continually remind yourself and them that God is always with you.

We can’t see Him with our physical eyes, but He is there. We stand in this one little moment of time and feel terrified and bewildered, but He inhabits eternity and is not limited by time. In God’s presence, yesterday still exists and tomorrow stands ready to spring upon us because….God is already there….He is already living in and ordering the events of tomorrow. Q: How does that affect you? A: He waits to see the degree to which you will trust Him, so that He can arrange tomorrow for you.

According to your faith, be it done unto you. Matthew 9:29

God is your Shepherd. He knows we struggle along as dumb sheep. His dealings with you are always meant to keep you on the correct path. He will use correction as direction. And you can be sure, He is using correction as direction for those we stand and observe. His rod and staff – His means of direction - are methods of comfort for us.  God’s ultimate goal is that we trust Him more, obey Him more, love Him more. Our trust, obedience and love is manifest in our FAITH, so trust Him with today and with tomorrow, no matter what it holds.

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Don’t be afraid of tomorrow. You are walking THROUGH the Valley of the Shadow of Death. You WILL reach the other side. The storm WILL pass. The trial WILL be over. And then….we shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Isaiah 58

Here Am I

There is a condition for you to receive such an awesome, all encompassing promise from the Lord. His promises are based upon your behavior and He clearly lets us know what He expects from His people. What does it take to get your prayers answered? It takes living like a child of God according to God the Father’s expectations for our behavior. Fulfill His expectations. .THEN you shall see His mighty power on your behalf.

He wants nothing less. We should want nothing more.

ISAIAH 58

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.

Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Cedarwood

cedarwood

Cedarwood from doTERRA is a new essential oil just released a few months ago!

Maybe not so new, since it was used in ancient times and like other essential oils, is enjoying a revival of use. The Egyptians used cedarwood to repel insects and even during embalming.  The Cedarwood back then came from the middle east, preferably from Lebanon. Of course, who hasn’t heard of the “Cedars of Lebanon”?

The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted. Psalm 104:16

Those ancient sources of Cedarwood are now greatly diminished.  DoTERRA® Cedarwood comes from North America and the oil is steam distilled from the heartwood of the tree.

Early usage of Cedarwood was primarily for respiratory conditions, skin difficulties and kidney and urinary tract difficulty. One author mentions that this oil is best used for chronic conditions over a period of time rather than looking for immediate relief of symptoms. Almost all mention Cedarwood for its calming and sedative properties helpful through inhalation in times of anxiety and stress. Some contemporary research indicates Cedarwood may be helpful with alopecia (a condition where the immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing round patches of hair loss. It can lead to total hair loss.)

PRECAUTION:  This oil can be used aromatically and topically but is not recommended for internal use. High concentrations can irritate the skin, use small amounts and dilute it with fractionated coconut oil. 

CEDARWOOD has a woodsy scent, which makes it a lovely oil to diffuse. Try mixing it with Wild Orange in your diffuser for focus and lifting your mental mood.

Properties of Cedarwood:  Analgesic, Astringent, Calming, Insect repellant, Sedative

Common Health Concerns addressed by Cedarwood: Acne, Alopecia, Anxiety, Dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin disorders, Skin care, Wounds

To order Cedarwood: Grace Ann’s doTERRA Store

Would you like to purchase doTERRA Essential Oils wholesale?  Send me an email at:  EssentialWellnessAdvocate {at} yahoo {dot} com.

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