August 2015

Pastor Alana Randall preaching
Pastor Alana preaching the Word of God

Greetings in the Name of our Blessed and glorious Lord, Jesus who is wonderful in all His ways.
We have had the joy of visiting a number of folks in their homes this month; believing for the “eyes of their understanding to be enlightened” as we have shared the Word and prayed with them.

Two weeks ago we took part in a powerful time of prayer on Mt. Taylor, one of four sacred mountains in the Navajo tradition. In the unity of the Spirit we came together as one to repent of sin, confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ and declare His victory over the Navajo Nation.

Here at Smith Lake, we continue to stand with and fight for those in our little flock whose loved ones are in bondage to alcoholism. It is everywhere we look here and shows how much hopelessness there is without our Lord.

The awareness of the possibility of an economic collapse is in both the secular prediction and the church. We know the Lord has sent His messengers and given His Word for us to be watchmen on the wall. Be in prayer about this possibility—too many signs point to this happening soon.

The Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2015 in favor of the homosexual agenda has begun a shaking within God’s people. It’s perversion and deception are reaching into the churches. We see it as an opportunity to reveal the difference between the profane and the holy. We’ll continue to preach this TRUTH according to Galatians 5:18-21.

 Ezekiel 22:26 “Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.”

Ezekiel 44:23 “And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”

Hebrews 12:14-17  “(14) Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:  (15)  looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;  (16)  lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.  (17)  For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life as well as to depart from evil. As we pursue peace with all men, it must never be at the expense of compromising holiness. We are to watch over one another with jealous care lest anyone leave their faith in Christ. Sinful behavior contaminates the entire Christian Church and influences others. Esau is a solemn warning to all of us and to our prodigal sons and daughters.

May the God of peace make us complete in every good work to do His will.