Monday, February 20, 2017

Plan and Prepare – but do Not be Afraid because God is in Control.

Plan and Prepare – but do Not be Afraid because God is in Control.

Many here in our city had returned to their homes to pack if another evacuation order is announced.  Workers at the dam are frantically laboring 24/7 hauling rocks.  Large cement trucks are pumping concrete to cover the rocks to fill the large hole made by the emergency spillway of our Oroville dam.  The regular spillway is being used to lower the lake, even though it also is injured.  Many are in fear that the dam will break.  However stores have reopened, gas stations were ready, and church was announced as usual.

One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is Word of Wisdom, and the Lord was giving me something to share during church.  As Pastor Allan stepped to the pulpit I approached him and asked if I might give a word?  He said, yes in just a minute as he had something to say first.  Then he gave me the microphone.

“In the Old Testament the Prophet Elisha and his servant were home.  As morning came, the servant went outside to discover the enemy army had surrounded their home.  The servant was very scared as he told Elisha, ‘We are done for, all is lost, we will surely die because the enemy is here to get us.’

Elisha’s words were “Calm down, don’t be afraid, the Lord is on our side, because if you could only see there is more of us than there is of them.”  Elisha prayed and asked God to open the eyes of his servant so he could see the angel army with wings spread protecting them from all harm.

My word to you today is “Keep Calm, and do not be afraid.  Know that there is a huge army of angels over our city.  Big angels with large wings are hovering over our dam.  Big angels are protecting each of us for God is in control and it is not time to fear but time to remain calm.” 

2 Kings chapter 6: (The enemy King was wanting to kill The Prophet Elisha)

12 And one of the Kings servants said, “None of us are telling your secrets, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”

13 So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.” And it was told him, saying, “Surely he is in Dothan.”

14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.



Lux G. said...

I couldn't agree more. We need to prepare for the battle, yes. But we also need to trust that God's got it. :)

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are within the danger area of the dam! Will be praying for you, and how wonderful that the Lord gave you that comforting word of wisdom! Praying that the danger passes, and that the state takes appropriate measures to fix the problem! Hugs to you today :)

Floyd Samons said...

Good Word and reminder, Hazel. We get so caught up in the miracle of our senses that we forget to see with the mind and soul of the One who resides within us. Thanks for this!!!

Dolly @Soulstops said...

Praying you and all nearby stay safe. I didn't know you lived near Oroville Dam. Praying it will stay fixed and thanks for the reminder of trusting in God.