Intercession – 2018.07.14

The word of the LORD came to me (Ezekiel):
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand between me in the gap on behalf of the land so that I  would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
Ezekiel 22, 30

Israel did not live by God’s will, but robbed, lied to and plundered the weak. Conditions similar to today. Therefore, God seeks intercessors who can stop the righteous judgment. Where are they??
God promised to listen to their prayer. Truly, their prayer can change the world and lead our people back to what God has planned for them. He has the power to preserve the lives of individuals and to bring them to bloom. That is why our intercession is so important for our families, friends, colleagues, neighbours, our village, town and country! He likes to listen to our prayers!
Our prayer must not always go in circles, only our own problems and needs. He wants us to raise our heads and look around: Where is a man who needs my prayer?
I am very, very happy and grateful for all the mails and comments about my beloved GABRIEL. How many people pray for him! Shouldn’t God then not have mercy?
The enemy is a liar, cheat, thief and murderer. He wanted my little boy’s life. But the prayers have brought him back and we are certain that he will be healed.
Today his condition is better, the vital functions of the heart, circulation and cerebral pressure are better. No infection of the large wounds. Yesterday I had the strong impression that two angels were standing at the head of his bed. Now I am not only hopeful, but I know for certain: He has made it.
God sent him back to life because of our intercession. HE who has begun the good work will complete it.
Please, dear parents, put your children under the blood and protection of Jesus every morning and every evening. There’s nothing better you can do for your children!
Tomorrow they want to get the boy out of the anesthesia. The doctors warned us so that we the shock is not too great. Nobody can yet predict what and how great the damage will be, if there will be paralysis, if the nerves will all work well together, if he can speak, if he recognizes us….. But I praise and praise God because the little one is alive. Everything else we can endure (with His help).
Thank you so much for praying for him! Your prayer is infinitely important! – God hears!

Thank You Jesus, You are here!!! We can bring all our needs to You and we can even say thank You in advance, because You care about everything. How good, O LORD, that You are the LORD, even of life and death. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rogation – 2018.07.14

The word of the LORD came to me (Ezekiel):
“I asked the people to change their lives and protect their country. I asked people to fix the walls. I wanted them to stand by those holes in the wall and fight to protect their city. But no one came to help!”
Ezekiel 22, 30

Israel did not live by God’s will, but robbed, lied to and plundered the weak. Conditions similar to today. Therefore, God seeks intercessors who can stop the righteous judgment. Where are they??
God promised to listen to their prayers. Really, their prayer can change the world and lead our people back to what God has planned for them. He has the power to preserve the lives of individuals and to bring them to bloom. That is why our intercession is so important for our families, friends, colleagues, neighbours, our village, town and country! He likes to listen to our prayers!
Our prayer must not always go in circles, only our own problems and needs. He wants us to raise our heads and look around: Where is a man who needs my prayer?
I am very, very happy and grateful for all the mails and comments about my beloved GABRIEL. How many people pray for him! Shouldn’t God have mercy there?
The enemy is a liar, cheat, thief and murderer. He wanted my little boy’s life. But the prayers have brought him back and we are sure that he will be healed.
Today his condition is better, the vital functions heart, circulation and cerebral pressure are better. No infection of the large wounds. Yesterday I had the strong impression that two angels were standing at the head of his bed. Now I am not only hopeful, but certainly, yes, I know it: He is through.
God sent him back to life for our intercession. HE who has begun the good work will complete it.
Please, dear parents, put your children under the blood and protection of Jesus every morning and every evening. There’s nothing better you can do for your children!
Tomorrow they want to get the boy out of the anesthesia. The doctors warned us urgently so we wouldn’t get into shock. Nobody can yet predict if and how great the damage will be, if there will be paralysis, if the nerves will all work well together, if he can speak, if he recognizes us….. But I glorify and praise God because the little one is alive. Everything else we can carry (with His help).
Thank you so much for praying for him! Your prayer is infinitely important! – God hears!

Thank you Jesus, you’re here!!! We can bring all needs to you and we can even say thank you immediately, because you care about everything. How good, O LORD, that you are the LORD, even of life and death. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pray for Gabriel

Last night my son Gabrielius, 11 years old, had a serious accident. He flew 30 meters through the air and hit his head. He has three severe wounds to the head, forehead, temple and back of the head. He had not breathed any more, but his brother, Simon, called him and he started breathing again and reacted.

He was taken to Kaunas for neurosurgery and operated during the night. But the doctor didn’t want to predict, only that it’s very, very serious. And it is not yet possible to predict what damage will be left behind. He’s gonna stay in anesthesia for two or three days.

We pray very much and are confident that the Lord about life and death held His hand in between and gave Him life anew. We think because he cares, any damage will be good again.

We ask for your intense prayer, your intercession is the most important thing!

Thank you! Blessed be the LORD, who created heaven and earth.

frank

Fear of God – 2018.07.09

Wisdom begins with fear and respect for the Lord.
Knowledge of the Holy One leads to understanding.
Proverbs 9, 10

Fear of God is often at the beginning of the journey of faith. HE shows us all our sins and mistakes and imperfections and impurities.  It’s bad! There can only be eternal damnation for us.
But then comes the Word of Grace: My child, I love You, I forgive You everything! – and a ray of hope flares up in us. When we seize this grace and forgiveness and let it become valid, then the joy breaks free. Then the heart cheers without end, then the joy is really boundless! God’s perfect love dispels all fear! How good our Lord is!!
Fear and fear of God fades when we take His grace and see Him properly. Then fear and anxiety becomes worship and love.
We do not get righteousness before God by reading books, by watching pious videos, praying with us, attending all conferences or memorizing the Bible. Yoga, meditations, immersion, Reiki, cosmic energy, good moral attitude, humanity or other things do not save us. Only the knowledge of the saint will take us further.
We must know God, the Father of all good things! We must get to know His Son Jesus, the Messiah, the Redeemer! We must invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts to become new people!
When I know God personally, fear gives way. Then comes insight into my life that I can’t get anywhere else. Yes, there is this personal attachment to the Father, to Jesus and to the Spirit of God. And then the questions remain silent, then insight is there.
The fear of slipping back into the old life scares us from sin. We want the new life! We want to live WITH God!! And so we turn away from sin in fear; – we can no longer lie or cheat, steal or spread rumours and intrigues. We know exactly, then our union with the Lord is over, then the darkness comes again and takes possession of us. No, I don’t think anybody wants that! So we’ll be careful, and we’ll be close to the Lord!

Thank You, Jesus! You are the way and the truth and the life! With You the darkness fades, and I can see the Father. That’s the way it should be and never I will back!!!! Thank You, You are my helper, saviour and friend!

About the obligation to forgive – 2018.07.08

Even if he (your brother) sins against you seven times in a day
and seven times comes back to you saying “I repent” you must forgive him.
Luke 17:4

Jesus does not say that we have to wait with our forgiveness until the brother really has changed. He says: His intention is sufficient. If he just wants to change then forgive him. This is important to consider as true changes take rather long time. Surely, we wish to change but are doing hard with that. It lasts and lasts until we succeed to leave old ways and go the right new one. We want to give the brother a chance and have hope for him.
Jesus speaks about forgiveness and not about an easygoing overlooking. When somebody has cheated me I certainly have to forgive him but I will meet him with utmost care next time. I will not trust him from the start and will not let me fool again by further tricks of him. We Christians are by far not naive and gullible!
Especially non-christian couples like to refer hypocritically to the obligation of forgiveness without being prepared to change their behaviour. Yes, Jesus wants us to forgive but certainly does not wish that brutal people , drunkards are exploiting us. Be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves! He says elsewhere in the Bible. You are precious, do not let yourselve be misused by others, do not trust too quickly. You are of great value. I like to protect you!.
Again, Jesus wish you to forgive your brother steadily in firm hope that he once will experience the grace of change. He did it for us as a perfect example. Daily He forgives our trespasses even when you come 7 x 77 times to Him to confess your guilt: I failed, please forgive! He again and again will turn to you with infinite hope. He is certain that you once will manage it. He looks into your heart and will find out whether you are playing, pretending or whether you are seriously meaning it. Especially the addicts have problems to forgive in order to start newly as they fail 7 x 77 times daily. But Jesus assures just these people: I forgive you, I am not blaming you, I forget your failure, I am not condemning you!  Be wise, turn around and accept my help and that of other people. Listen to me and follow the voice of the Holy Spirit! You do not always have to fail which only robs you of the rest of your self-esteem. Come and find rest and peace at My heart and let us find out together how to overcome the enemy.
Have courage! Look at Him, stay close at Him, say no to any temptations, laugh at them. You need not to give in. He has made you free!

Thank You, Jesus. You are not condemning me, although I am rather weak. But in the weak you want to be powerful. You give me hope, are at my side. Yes in some respect I have changed already; please now stand by me also in more difficult situations. Thank You so much, You love me, forgive me,  do not condemn me, have solutions to all problems, have patience until I understand. Thank You!

A great comfort – 2018.07.07

Jesus said: „I will not leave you all alone like orphans. I will come back to you.”
John 14, 18

All the text Jesus says is:
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever. The Helper is the Sprit of truth. The people of the world cannot accept him, because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you. I will not leave you all alone like orphans. I will come back to you.” (v.16-18)
Jesus is very concerned about His children, whom the Father has entrusted to Him. He never wants to leave them alone! He does not want to leave them here on earth defenseless, because He knows the wolves are coming. Just as Jesus was hated, so will His disciples. Therefore HE promises: “I will send you a helper, a comforter, a helper, a friend, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit who reminds you of my words, the mighty Spirit of God who was already effective in creation (right in the second verse of the Bible we read of the Spirit of God!).
This Spirit HE sends us so that HE can dwell in our hearts. Our body shall be His temple. He wants to glorify Jesus through signs and wonders, through words of consolation, through joy and peace… simply by all the good that can be found in God. The Holy Spirit lives in us because Jesus sent Him to us! Let us seek His power and ask more and more of the Holy Spirit! We want to give Him room in us and tell Him that He can do with us what He wants. We want to make ourselves available to Him as we have made ourselves available to God. Let us study what Jesus said about Him, how much Jesus valued the Spirit of God and was dependent on His guidance. Let us read the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of the New Testament and study the effects of the Holy Spirit and make use of them for ourselves. Like the apostles, we want to experience signs and wonders, feel the presence of God and bring the Gospel of Jesus to all the world with His help!
The Spirit of God is inseparable from God and inseparable from Jesus. The Father, the Son and the Spirit are one, and at the same time the one God is Father, Son and Spirit. We cannot understand it; – hundreds of books have been written and the wisest theologians have tried to explain it in vain. We don’t understand it with the head, but with the heart. If we know Him, the questions expire.
Jesus says He is with us all the way to the end of the world. He’s here!
The Father himself is with us, just as with Jesus (Jn 16:32).
The Holy Spirit dwells in us.
Everyone is happy when the other gets honor. The Father rejoices when we thank the Son, the Spirit rejoices when we believe the Father, the Son rejoices when we love the Holy Spirit. There’s no jealousy. This is why we can pray to the Father or speak to the Son or to the Holy Spirit. We can’t do anything wrong. Soothing, isn’t it?

Thank you Jesus for sending us the Holy Spirit! We need the comfort, the wisdom, the support, the help of the Spirit! We need His organizing hand for our body when we are sick and weak. We need His strength when we talk about you. We need the certainty that the Spirit gives when we pray, especially when we pray for others. Good thing we’re not orphans!!

Memorial Stones – 2018.07.06

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord`s death until He comes.
1. Corinthians 11:26

Our Lord knows how quickly we forget. Therefore we have symbols, signs, and memorial services which remind us. According to the Old Testament there were postulations for instance to put together stones in order to have a monument for great deeds of the Lord. So when children are asking for the meaning of the stones the elderly could explain that to them. God has helped at that time and He will continue to help.
We need these memorial stones. When I had been in Riga we did a lot of photos. These pictures help us to have good memories of the beautiful city. We often talk about old times and friends are telling me about things which I completely had forgotten.
We need reminders. When I onced thought I had lost my way driving a car I suddenly noticed objects on the road known by me and was certain again to be right .
When I once was in great trouble I remembered that some years ago a similar problem was solved in a wonderful way: One time when there was a lack of money, or great repairs had to be done I was reminded that the Lord has helped me already before in such situations. We should not forget that. Our life of faith is then easier. Some people are making notes of all answers of prayer and miracles of God. And whenever they get in trouble they check whether similar problems had been solved before by God and they praise Him. The problem will then not crush us.
I make short notes in my bible how God sticks to His word. For instance I read “moving into another appartment 2002”, or influenza 2008 and I remember how God has helped at that time. This is a great comfort for me.
Also the Holy Communion remind us of the mercy and forgiving of Jesus. How much God loves us. We live because He died!
Let us build up our stones of memory as we so easily forget. This supports our faith. God knows us exactly.

Thank you, Jesus, for Your great deeds in my life. What I would be without Your intervention. You have lead me out of so many troubles, saved me again and again. You are faithfull to me and I wanted to stay devoted to You.