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Hope for the Battle Weary

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September 5, 2020 8:00 am

Hope for the Battle Weary

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September 5, 2020 8:00 am

Jan Markell plays a conference message given by Pastor J.D. Farag, Hope for the Battle Weary. If you are struggling in any area, we hope this message is encouraging and uplifting. We still have DVDs of this conference found in our online store.

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If you are battle weary.

We offer some hope this our people in my church there, making it the other day that survived the year today for the Lord knows no one is paying off. Not much longer. Welcome to understanding the times radio with Jim Markel brought to you by all of three ministries media team is taking a break this week so we would like to present one of our conference messages given by Pastor Jamie July the offers hope for the battle weary. We suspect that is current events and conflicts can cause us to become discouraged and even sink into despair. The hopeless hour will be uplifting.

Here is Jim Markel say after an intense spring and summer recording schedule actually covering the incredible turmoil of our times. I'm actually taking a weekend off so I am replaying Pastor Janie frogs conference message from last fall as I hear from many of you who need encouragement and that is what JD for I did at my conference exactly a year ago in a rather timeless message so let's get into today's programming with pastor JD Frerotte from Calvary Chapel Connie Ohe Hawaii. Here's pastor JD deluxe pressure is my color area I'm in autumn. The first year, three years ago when Jen asked me to speak. I wore a suit and tie, and I still haven't heard the end of the house. So last year when Jen invited me back. I thought okay when wearing a washer but I put on a sport coat in Hawaii. We call that a little hot. Chris I thought this festival wasn't good enough so I just figure that set just wear the shirt so if Jan will ask she can invite me to speak next year have anything to wear so last year I told my church that I'm so privileged to pastor that I would not accept any speaking invitations so that I would focus on the congregation.

There and then I had to qualify. I said accept Jan yeah I'll tell you why this like you Jack.

I can't say no to so here I am. It is such an honor to be asked to speak Jan's conference and I'm just thrilled to be here with you again this year. You know, I spent a considerable amount of time really seeking the Lord and spent a lot of time in prayer and fasting as to what it is that the Lord would have me to talk about this year and I want to do some little bit different and it really came from the Lord about a month ago when I just had a breakdown, someone asked me did you have a nervous breakdown meltdown. Maybe all I know is I just broke down and I was as heartbroken and the Lord just ministered to me something that changed everything. My whole outlook on everything and I want to share that today and I hope it'll be an encouragement for you today. I have to confess and I sometimes can be rightly accused of being too open and candid. Sometimes it makes people uncomfortable, but I have to confess that I just I team this place where I felt like I just couldn't go on and I just cried out to the Lord and I was just so honest with the Lord that I'm just weary. I battle weary over the last couple years I have gone through some really hard stuff with people that I love with all my heart in the church that improves the pastor dealing with tough stuff. We were daughter's prodigal sons cancer diagnosis, drug addiction, mental illness, I mean just tough stuff here. I get up every Sunday and I talked about the Lord's coming back and for them, the Lord can come back soon enough, many believers today are going through very painful and difficult trials in this the last hour the last moment of human history as we know it, and here's what the Lord ministered to me. It must be so these things must come to pass that the end might come yet. Lord, it's just so hard. I'm doing more memorial services than I've ever done.

I am crying more than I've ever prior man I know man care.

Jesus cried.

The apostle Paul in acts 20 right. I don't know how you what your picture of the apostle Paul is in your mind is apostle Paul were talking about right. This flinching fearlessness decry like a man so I make no apologies that I think I carry things to our but my heart is broken when I see the condition of the church of Jesus Christ today. It is heartbreaking to me when I receive from so many people so many emails so many comments that get posted on social media prayer meeting three weeks ago we uploaded it to YouTube. I mentioned it during a prophecy update said organ have a prayer meeting on Tuesday night and we need price and I had no idea how many people would send in their prayer requests so that night we had.

I mean it was packed. It was packed for encouraging and one belief. Those of you who watch that prayer meeting that we uploaded to YouTube. You only saw the first half-hour.

We were there for another hour after that and we are crying out peers of the Lord, ministered to me and that's my message that I want to share with you and us a message of hope for the battle over the condition of the church today is what were told the condition of the church would be at the time of the rapture. In other words, when Jesus comes when the trumpet sounds becomes for a battle weary church. That's what I see inscriptions.

The description, the prosthetic description of the church at the time of the end. I would argue is the condition of the church today know what that means is coming, he's coming as I cried out to the Lord, Lord, I there's so much pain there so much suffering please come quickly what he ministered to me was uncommon to see to hang on the church at the time of the rapture is a church that is hanging on and pressing on with what little strength they have left. I have people in my church that are hanging up. I make it through another day.

That's victory survived the day and I would venture to say that there are some here today that are hanging on by thread. Lord knows I want to encourage you hang on much longer. Not much longer. My favorite books of the Bible, along with all the other books of the Bible, the book of Revelation love the book of Revelation. I taught through four times and in chapters 2 and three. We have seven letters. These were physical literal letters that Jesus had John Wright 27 literal churches in Asia minor. We know it today is modern day Turkey and one of those churches is the church of Philadelphia and I want you to listen to what Jesus has John Wright to this particular church for which there is no rebuke. There were only two of the seven churches that Jesus did not review Sardis was the other one party Smyrna the church of Smyrna. The church of Philadelphia. He had John write this letter to the angel of the church of Philadelphia know the angel of the church of Philadelphia was the pastor for real life. So anyway, in verse eight he commands them. He says I know that you have little strength. I know that your check on yet you have kept my word, the implication being, there are two did not keep my word did not preach the word but you did and you have not denied my name. Implication being that there are those who have denied and are denying the name of Jesus. The only name given among men whereby we must be if you join me late you're listening to understanding the times radio Jan Markel here and actually replaying a conference message from a year ago pastor JD for Ron because his message here is timeless and I think it will encourage the remnant flock. Let's continue on with pastor JD Parag.

He goes on in verse 10 and he says since you have kept my command command to individual or patiently.

I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. Thus, the seven year tribulation and then he says this listener, this only goodness. Since I am coming soon and you know what that word is in the original language for soon some translations translate quickly is the Greek word tackles where we get our English word for tachometer in the car. It's a measurement is set time one minute. But it's a measurement a gauge of revolutions per minute rpm's your Jesus and I know you're just hanging on. I know that you are in during patiently great trials. I know that your strength is little but I'm coming at a time when things will be wrapping up and then he says hold on to what you have on so that no one will take your crown. No crown. I think he's referring to here is the crown that Jack just talked about in Paul's second letter to Timothy. It's the crown of righteousness.

For those of us who long for a four love watch eagerly wait for his can't wait for his company. When asking a question.

Do you agree with this is that is true that when things are really hard down here. We wanted goal up there. We flip that around. Conversely, when things are going really good. You might be here today and you know what praise the Lord.

Do not go through trial. The top your game. I mean God is blessing you and life is good right now. Enjoy. Thus, I mean I'm so, I don't mean to be mean that know that's what actually Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 714, during times of prosperity in July while it lasts. When adversity strikes always like to said it a chance when adversity strikes to the diversity will strike, stop and consider in this way because God allows brings alongside both the adversity with the prosperity and were told why. So that man can discover nothing about his future.

In other words, adversity comes with prosperity so that we will always be dependent upon and look to the Lord is not true that when trials come, it has the much needed effect of drawing us closer to the Lord will know I have your attention. I can almost hear. I know of to speak for myself again just be very candid and very open with you that Lord has to do my life. When the pain and suffering comes when the trials hit when adversity strikes because see JD you get so busy and I I miss that intimacy with you Mrs. times we had together. So this is the only way I could get your attention and I'll tell you is, at the place now I'm at the place in my walk with the Lord where I loosen my grip on this world and the things of this world are not talking about I'm not talking about noble thing I'm I'm talking about even loosening my grip on the church that I'm privileged to pastor that I love so much. My family loosening my grip on those things Talk Because It's like the Lord Is Saying I Need to Ready You and Steady You Because I'm Coming and When Adversity Strikes Best When You Look up. That's When You Lift up Your Head and Know Your Redemption Draws Nigh.

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Quite frankly, I'm coping in our rather tumultuous times I hear from so many who are struggling with today's issues, trials and disheartening news headlines that I chose to get my media team a break this week can replay JD's wonderful message from last year's conference. As we all try to hang on while the world spins started out of control.

Let's get back to JD for on Calvary Chapel Connie Ohe Hawaii. They will turn their ears away from the truth as deliberate and turn aside to was almost like the Lord was saying to me why are you so shocked.

Why are you so upset. Why are you still yelling I told you that this would be the condition of the church at the time of the year that I second Peter chapter 3 to come down to's for my blood pressure will actually have one of those take your blood pressure. My blood pressure goes up before I take it because I'm going to be taking my blood pressure. I'm nervous that it's anyway whatever. So here's a second fulfillment of prophecy and it's already been referred to here today that the Lord ministered to me as if to say, just calm down. I think give Isaiah in the year that King Uzziah died and he was a good king, one of only nine.

By the way, and here, not now.

He he dies and everybody's like, how unsettling is this how uncertain.

Now is the future for all and I Isaiah looks up and was easy. He sees the Lord seated on the throne and he's not biting his nails when I what I what I how disconcerting would that be.

He's not pacing back and forth in front of the room. This is happening. I know I'm coming. I told you that this would happen at the time of the end it just means that I'm coming so I I'm in Nick's extreme personality.

Again, I don't have clinical terms, this my wife gotta love the wife she can say it has my life and I've been married for 31 years.

This year, by the grace of God. Hey that woman as president have tells me that I have the gift of complication like looking that's not a gift that's not listed here, but I slickly with Woodley going to do. You're doing just keep doing so the apostle Peter writing chapter 3 verses three and four is an antibiotic. Creepers know I'm going to the opposite extreme. Now so it's almost like I want this to happen because that means Lord's coming number couple years ago when in Hawaii we had a false alarm.

OSHA I was a what year you are there to. I have to confess, you have people in the church. I know I'm texting him and going you this because they just we just all got this alerts on our you know devices. This is not a drill.

A nuclear missile has been fired from North Korea and is going to hit Hawaii law so I call this guy might search any says it's a false alarm.

I knew that after eight minutes it took about.

I forget how many in fact wish to sell another have a movie producer in my church are actually making a movie about that incident, but I have to confess that when I found out it was a false alarm.

I was a little bit disappointed. Is that bad is ready to meet whole family were there is, like all rock. I bring pray for me because I know that again this I sure that to say this when Peter writes about this. I'm like I want this to happen. What what you want to happen all above all you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come scoffing and following their own evil desires, and they will say is that coming from this ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. Peter say that at the time and prior to the sound of the dead in Christ rising first and we are alive and remain being caught up. There's going to be an increase in locking and scoffing and ridiculing me to so every time somebody gives me a hard time I'm like yeah is seeking you. Sorry this is a note from my wife says don't talk long. Okay so bring in for a landing. I know that Arabs should not use airplane health. Those last year I told you text you I think this it I want to know if Osgood be on the same flight you know here with Jack and he said no I'm on a different flight and then I thought will actually maybe that's a good thing because you imagine I see Jack on the same flight and I I'm in.

Eric and Isaac hijacked and okay I I just got the they calm down only got like nine minutes left and I am neutral in this. Gotta find the runway first year was 2006 and I just had this sense from the Lord was right after our daughter Noel died and I just had this sense of the Lord that we were entering into a period of human history that was the likes of which we had never seen before, nor would we ever see again and it actually started in 2001 after 9/11 when my wife had given me a word of knowledge was a prophetic word.

She said honey I I believe that God is going to use your ethnicity as an error in a mighty and profound way as only he can result you know being the godly husband that I am. I was like dismissive of you know like okay well whatever is why she has treasures in heaven that was 2001. What I didn't know was two years later, 2003. We would move to Hawaii to start the church that I now have the privilege of being the pastor of in Alyssa's hard calling somebody's gotta do it. Lord here my sin, so we did.

I will say though the whole what you vacation and is not the Hawaii that I minister. So what the Lord impressed upon my heart was to start doing these weekly Bible prophecy updates. That was in 2006. 13 years ago, every week, and he started off selling a quick 10 minute you after after the teaching notes IT through the Bible is that you do. I'm just a quick famous last words. Click 10 minute prophecy update and just talk about what's happening in the world today a connect the dots of Scripture and one of the guys in our A/V ministry came up to me is that he passed Judy would be okay with you if I uploaded one your updates to you. You two will start a YouTube channel and will upload the like, yeah, sure, go ahead, you will probably have lights eight views and five will be my family but I didn't know at the time was that was a fulfillment of the word that my wife had spoken to me in 2001 and if God can speak through a donkey. I'm not dishonest. He can speak to an Arab donkey to God chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise God.

The reason I mention that is because since 2006 center looking it, my brothers from other mothers and if if someone would've come to you a mirror or come to you Jack in 2006 and told you that we be talking about the things that were talking about today would you believe it. I mean all my goodness, if you join me late you are listening to understanding the time to radio Jan Markel here because I needed a break. This time a year. I am playing a message from understanding the times 2019. It's pastor JD Parag very encouraging message from exactly one year ago. Let's have pastor JD wrapping up the selection in Israel, the Lord is seated on the throne is perfect.

Lord, who was said.

I hope it doesn't happen to you was that you America. Thanks a lot for that. If that was you hope doesn't happen to you next year. Thanks a lot. My Jewish brother you'll forgive me but bring because you, that means the Lord's, Syria, Isaiah 17, one word like that close. Ezekiel 38 who would ever imagine. We were in Israel. Last year we had the former ambassador to the United Nations wrongful sore speak to our group and he made this stunning statement about how that now assist out in the open. Our relationship with the Arab world, speaking specifically of Saudi Arabia he's talking about first 30 year ago. We can talk about that like you can today even one year ago.

We could not talk about Iran, Russia, Turkey at all, all at the ready to invade Israel as we can. Today you take the condition of the church. We were told it would be this way you take the situation in the Middle East. We were told it would be this way you take the situation in America, we were told it would be this way I can just keep going and going and going and you know that I can.

I won't look at your watch is in those who have ears to hear, in order to hear hold on.

You've not denied my name is My word, I'm coming soon I'm coming quickly.

You just hang on to not lose hope. Do not give up if you just give me two more minutes.

When you say no to years ago Lord again impressed upon my heart the urgency of sharing the gospel at the end of every prophecy update and the childlike explanation of salvation by way of the ABCs of salvation which have been doing every single week for the last two years and people from all over the world are emailing in saying that they're getting saved their winning people to the Lord say maybe you're here today because a friend drug you hear me they give you trucks to get you.

I hope they didn't do that terrible. Maybe they brought you here.

Or maybe you're watching this by way of life streaming and the Lord kinda got your attention. I want to close with a simple explanation of what the gospel is in and how to be safe and if you're here today and you have never called upon the name of the Lord. I first of all my goodness, what in the world. When you see everything that's happening.

Why would you want to delay making the most important decision of your life for eternal life. What is the gospel gospel to simply means good news. Your debt has been paid.

Your free way what that all you hear you been sentenced to death was now since the death because of sin and Jesus the Christ walked into the courtroom of eternity.

And as you are being sentenced and about to have the sentence carried out. He said stop to the judge of the universe. Hold everything I will die for him.

I will die for, in his place in her place. The judges looks at you and says do good news really good knows you're free to go to the gospel.

This the gospel is that Jesus came he was crucified. He was buried, and he rose again on the third day and he's coming back again one day soon and very soon, believe sooner than any of us can amount that's the good news. How can I be safe is very simple. Jesus said you must become like a child to enter the kingdom of heaven. It is childlike simple I mean in no way to insult anyone's intelligence. I can say that 37 years ago when I gave my life to Jesus Christ. It had to be simple because the drugs and alcohol, and my lifestyle had had destroyed my brain cells and it had to be childlike, simple, otherwise I would've never been able to come to Christ to get sick. Could you imagine if to get saved you had to know quantum physics. Shoot me now because I have no hope is ABC simple VA is for acknowledge or admit that you're a sinner that you need the Savior. This is repentance. This is a change of mind at turning from your sin and acknowledging of your sin. Any turning to the Savior for forgiveness of sin. Romans 310 says there is no one righteous, not even want. Romans 323 seemed worse all have sin and fallen short of the glory of God in Romans 623 I like Romans 623 because it packages first the bad news then the good news. The bad news. The wages of sin is death. That's the death penalty that we've all been sentenced to because all of sin were all born sinners which which is why we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven.

That's the bad news, here's the good news that gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That's the gospel, the good news appears to be it's for believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and that Jesus rose from the dead. This is Romans 10 9 to 10 assess if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved, not you might not could not, you should not you might know you be saved and then the sea.

Lastly is for call upon the name of the Lord, or is Romans 10, nine and 10 also says if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be safe.

And here's why Ford is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. And oh by the way splitter alert advertisement. Confess well every tongue is going to confess every knee is going about we sit like this in Hawaii now more better when he let me try that again it would be way more better to confess now, then when every knee will bow, here's the seal the deal. Romans 1013 all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Set the set one less thing for those of you who are here and struggling going through a very difficult time and you're one of those that says man I tell you just to get through one day for me.

I don't know how much longer I can hold on. I want to assure you on the authority of God's word and promise to you that you will get through what ever it is that you are going through because Jesus promised you. He would get you through it. You're going to make it. You're going to make it to the other side near the store now. It looks like this is our dance day for the memory it's over man. Now you can make it to the other side. This price father, thank you Lord, thank you for hope we can go quite a while without food Wingo sometime without water we can go even a few seconds without hope and I just want to pray for anyone here today that is losing hope, very discouraged Lord, that you would just encourage and strengthen your heart and renew their order for anyone either here in this auditorium were watching by live streaming that is never called upon. I pray that today would be the day of their salvation Lord. Lastly, come quickly, Lord Jesus, and Jesus the world maybe out of control. But God is always in control. He holds the world in his hands and most of all, you are engraved in the palms of his hands. This current year has almost been like no other, certainly in recent history. But as I like to say things are not falling apart. They're all falling into place. I want to thank you for listening and we will talk to you again next week.

She wanted to encourage you this hour and we are so thankful for the global outreach of Pastor JD Farah. We are in perilous times and never before has it been so important to practice the exhortation found in Hebrews 10 that of encouraging one another. Contact us through our website. Olive tree olive tree and call a central time. 7635597635594444 get our mail when you write to olive tree ministries and Jim Markel seen 52 Grove, MN 55311, Box 1452, Maple Grove, MN 55311 gifts are tax-deductible. Some of our website and how to text. Join us next week as we remind you that everything is falling into place

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