Today in my quiet time, I was led to the following passage...it is a bit long, but I want to quote it in full...so you don't have to leave the blog and go grab your Bible...Joel 2:12-19 (NASB)
" ' Yet even now,' declares the Lord, ' return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning [ wailing, deep grief] and rend your hearts and not your garments.' Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger abounding in lovingkindness, and relenting of evil. Who knows whether He will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him? ...Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room, and the bride out of her chamber. Let the priests, the Lord's ministers, weep betw. the porch and the altar, saying: " Spare thy people, O Lord, and do not make them a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should it be said among the people, "Where is their God?". Then the Lord will be zealous for His land, and will have pity on His people, and the Lord will answer..."My friend, and fellow minister, Maudine Walker brought another passage from Joel to my attention last week: Joel 1: 8, 11 about wailing before the Lord referring to Jeremiah9:17:" Thus says the Lord of hosts, " Consider and CALL THE MOURNING WOMEN, that they may come; and SEND FOR THE WAILING WOMEN, that they may come ! And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may shed tears, and our eyelids flow with water. For the voice of wailing is heard in Zion...Now HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD, O YOU WOMEN, and let your ears receive the word of His mouth: "Teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor a dirge. For death has come up to our windows; It has entered our palaces, to cut off the children from the streets and the young men from the town squares....Let not a wise man boast in his [her] wisdom...but let him [she] who boasts boast in this that he [she] understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who execises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, declares the Lord."
TODAY, NOW while it is still TODAY, I am calling for the wailing women, the weeping women, the mourning women - wherever you are- to gather, to pray and to weep before God to save our nation, our families, our children, Israel, the Middle Eastern lands, the whole world. God's hand is not shortened that He may not even NOW have mercy and send healing and revival to this broken world.
Who knows if YOU have not been placed where YOU are for this very hour? Gather, pray, seek the Lord. Find your place, your plan, your mission. You can draw women to you to pray and seek God where YOU are.
For those of you in Cincinnati, Ohio I call us to gather to pray and fast and seek the Lord. I will be bringing a message from the Word of God, and we will have prayer warriors ready to pray with you and for you. Come armed with your Bibles and ready to pray. I know not everyone can fast, but I am going to ask that we at least try to do a liquids only fast .The place and time are not yet decided upon- I am hoping to rent a room at Crossroads or at Hamilton Christian Center...If you are willing to help with this conference or just attend, please contact me at this blog by replying or email me at email@example.com
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