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Hope for the Battle-Weary

Understanding The Times / Jan Markell
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October 5, 2019 8:00 am

Hope for the Battle-Weary

Understanding The Times / Jan Markell

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Hope for the battle weary.

That's what were offering today. I have people in my church making it through another day in here. Better hang on to the Lord knows I want to tangle much longer on Saturday, September 21, 4000 people gathered from 45 states and many foreign countries to our annual conference in Minneapolis Minnesota. We enjoyed six messages dealing with the tide of our times in the lateness of the hour we air a positive message from that event today on understanding the times radio with Jan Mark Verplanck a message by Pastor JD.

Parag titled hope for the final hearing here is Jan Mark and welcome to the program say two weeks ago Saturday, September 21. We had our 23rd annual conference we call understanding the times I'm going to plan message presented that day by Pastor JD Ferron, always a conference favorite and we had some 4000 in attendance, thousands more live streaming, and quite frankly, hundreds of thousands have watched the YouTube version on our YouTube channel. So let's get right to Pastor JD for Veronica's message title is hope for the battle weary like my shirt is my color area I'm in autumn. The first year, three years ago when Jan asked me to speak.

I wore a suit and tie, and I still haven't heard the end of the house sold last year when Jan invited me back. I thought okay when wearing a washer but I put on a sport coat in Hawaii.

We call that aloha Chris I thought this festival wasn't good enough so I just figure that said just wear the shirt so if Jan will actually she can't invite me to speak next year can 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 except 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. I don't know meltdown maybe all I know is I just broke down and I was as heartbroken and the Lord Jesus ministered to me something that changed everything.

My whole outlook on everything and I want to assure that with you 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 came to 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 improvements the pastor dealing with tough stuff.

Wayward daughters 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, 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 yeah Lord it's 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 for services 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 to YouTube.

I mentioned it during a prophecy update said organ have a prayer meeting on Tuesday night and we pray, and I had no idea how many people would send in their prayer requests so that night we had. I mean 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 were crying tears of the Lord, ministered to me in this 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 in the Scriptures.

The description, the prosthetic description of the church at the time of the end. I would argue is the condition of the church today. What that means is, 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 my making it through another day. That's victory surviving the day and I would venture to say that there are some here today better hang on my friend the 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 has John write this letter to the angel of the church of Philadelphia know the angel of the church of Philadelphia was the pastor for relapse. So anyway, in verse eight he commands them. He says I know that you have little strength. I know that your check coupon yet you have kept my word, the implication being, there are two did not keep my word did not preach the word 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 when planning a message from understanding the times 2019. If you just joined us.

It's JD Ferron hope for the battle weary we will have CDs and DVDs near the end of October. Watch our website called less central time or in our print or E newsletter sign up for those in our website. Olive trees he goes on in verse 10 and he says since you have kept my command command to endure 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. That's 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 translated quickly is the Greek word tackles where we get our English word for tachometer in the car. It's a measurement a set time one minute. But it's a measurement a gauge of revolutions per minute rpm's you would use the same 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 time 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 wait for his company. When asking a question.

Do you agree with this is that it 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 is not going through trial, you're the top your game. I mean God is blessing you and life is good right now. Enjoy. Thus, I mean I've 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. Best Lord has to do my life. When the pain and suffering comes when the trials it 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 that 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 not talking about I'm not talking about noble things 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 just can't 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.

Perhaps you've heard it said when the Outlook doesn't look good. Try the uplink PE ends this letter the same way he ends all seven letters is very interesting. He says whoever has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. That's interesting.

Whoever has ears to so you know it's interesting God didn't give us your lids elsewhere, but I guess that's how my mind is they have medical terms for that condition. I have your lids is not interesting. Whoever has ears to let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

That's the problem we mean the problem is that of not having ears to hear what the Spirit says to the church. Rather, it's having itching ears to hear what people want to hear that a church's so when I have this meltdown breakdown whatever you want to call it down and crying out Lord and just like Lord what was happening in the church today and the Lord ministered to me that this is a fulfillment of prophecy. This is what has to happen is happening. Lord, as I'm complaining passes.

We don't use the word complaining. We use the word lamenting it's very spiritual to sell some of so as I'm lamenting but it's great single forget Bible prophecy churches in the condition that it sent today.

What are people going to do when life and life, the death of a child as a person and that search, the pastor is behind that open talking not Lord does something. Second Timothy chapter 4 I'm sorry if I'm raising my voice more. Not to mention that someone tell me earlier. I love it when you yell love you. It is a custom in my company growing up know for real. Growing up my my parents spoke Arab in the house and fix a really rough language, you know, it's like, and again I mean you like French French is so smooth you will thank you so much that he could curse somebody through their face and they would thank you not Arabic. I member as a young boy asked my mom why are you and dad always yelling at each other's as know this is how we talk so that's my story and I'm sticking with it to listen to what Paul writes to Timothy, the second epistle. The fourth chapter beginning in verse one. He says in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge ready for your comes, you know, we have the easiest and best job description ever. Jack 11. Preach the word that's her job description. Be sure preach the word, be prepared in season and out of season. All that gets better correct review and encouraged all stop right there mockup level that is a church down the street gives away free iPads. I'm not kidding. I'm not getting wish I was review and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. And here's why. For the time will come. There, I say that time has come when people will not put up with sound doctrine and steady with her to do to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. After a short break, downplaying the balance of Katie Franz conference message hope for the battle weary.

We talked to many that day couple weeks ago. September 21 about the battles they were in. We have heard from hundreds more who are struggling in these last days we love hearing from our audience call a central time at 763-559-4444 76355944 tax deductible. Gifts are also received at olive tree ministries. Box 1452, Maple Grove, MN 55311 Xbox 1452 Maple Grove, MN 55311 can always order donate olive tree views.RG or with Jan and JD for a moment, we will have CDs and DVDs available from our fall conference held September 21 Minneapolis by late October that understanding the times 2019 speakers included Dr. Robert Jeffress their Saar Fadi Pastor JD for Rod Pastor Jack heads Jan Markel and Lori Cardoza more. We are offering six messages on CD for $30 +6 dollars shipping in the US.

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