ronbarbarasmallIn This Issue
1. Confronted by Love
2.Can You Hear It? It’s Time to Listen Carefully for the Sound Within a Sound
3. News Headlines


2. Can You Hear It? It’s Time to Listen Carefully for the Sound Within a Sound

SpeakingThere is a sound within a sound, or above a sound or behind a sound. Listen carefully with the ears of the Spirit. Sounds can easily mask a reality that lies underneath or around them. I need spiritual ears to discern from what direction the sound comes. What is its source? What is it really sounding out? What should I really be hearing in all of it?

Moses heard a sound within a sound.

When Joshua heard the sound of the people shouting noisily, he said to Moses, “That’s the sound of war in the camp!” But Moses said, Those aren’t songs of victory, and those aren’t songs of defeat, I hear songs of people throwing a party. Exodus 32:17-18 (MSG)

Do you see this? He discerned a true sound.

Jesus often said, “Hear what the Spirit is saying.”

Now is the time to listen carefully.

There is a sound above all this noise that permeates social media, the airwaves, TV, radio……….It is a sound that tries to dictate what I believe. It is a sound that distorts or completely annihilates truth in order to conform me to the image of the world.

I need to rise above all the noise to not only see from a Kingdom perspective but to hear what the Spirit of God is saying. Noise attempts to drive me off course. What course? My Kingdom path of righteousness, peace, joy, wisdom, discernment.

There are peculiar sounds out there that try to lead me astray, taking me into caves of fear or anxiety, trying to drive me onto paths of hesitation, procrastination or confusion. Don’t go there.

There is a so-called king of sound (little k) who sits on a throne, trying (and I say trying because he is defeated) to throw us off course into the path of bondage and imprisonment. He throws out fear into the wind, hoping it catches a wave to cover the earth in chaos. Oh, did I say……there is a devil. The media mocks this idea as quaint and archaic. The politically correct crowd sits with arrogance and condescension at any mention of his reality. Yet there is darkness and light. Let me say right now, light overcomes all darkness. In Christ there is light, life, hope and love.

It’s a good time to realize that spiritual warfare is real. Yet, it is essential to KNOW that we are seated in heavenly places and live IN CHRIST, victorious in every way. We fight this battle from a victorious position in Christ. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t keep trying to capture us in his grip. Be very careful what you believe, what you listen to, what you watch. Our spiritual senses are under attack.

Listen carefully to a heavenly sound, a higher reality that flows with revelation from a greater throne. A King of Love who speaks and all of creation responds, listens and even claps their hands.

Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing! Strike up the band! Round up an orchestra to play for God, add on a hundred-voice choir. Feature trumpets and big trombones; fill the air with praises to King God. Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause, with everything living on earth joining in. Let ocean breakers call out, “Encore!” and mountains harmonize the finale— A tribute to God when he comes, when he comes to set the earth right. He’ll straighten out the whole world; He’ll put the world right, and everyone in it. Psalms 98:4-9 (MSG)

Listen! Learn to listen carefully! How do I fine-tune my hearing? In His presence.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness. Be still and know that He is God. Spend time alone – you and Jesus.

Why are you worried? Why do you fear? What sound are you listening to?

Jesus says, “My sheep hear my voice.”

ListenGod shouts and He whispers. His voice is carried on high from the heights of creation while at the same time, whispering within my life, Christ in me, the hope of glory. What a paradox. A God who shouts and whispers at the same time. His sound covers the earth in glory.

Today. This day. Learn to listen. Chaos will increase in the earth. Where is your path of clarity? How do you even find it? How do you know which way to turn?

Again I say, be still and spend time in the presence of the Lord. In this place, He calibrates and aligns your hearing to the beat of His heart. His sound will direct your steps onto a clear path. You will be led forth in wisdom and peace despite chaos all around. People around you will wonder, “Why are you joyful? What is that peace in your life?”

Learn to listen. Be slow to speak and quick to listen. Selah.

Debra

Living with Passion and Purpose In Christ,
Debra

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4. News Headlines

President Trump’s First Address to Congress Was “Extraordinary” Admits Media on Both Sides of the Aisle: It Could Win Him 8 More Years – Mar 1, 2017 | News
CNN’s liberal news contributor Van Jones said that Trump’s recognition of the widow of American hero Ryan Owens was “one of the most extraordinary moments you have seen in American Politics, period.” Donald Trump, continued Jones, “became…

Refugee kids, women abused while traveling Mediterranean routeMar 1, 2017 | News
Middle East (MNN) — A disturbing report from UNICEF reveals new statistics behind the abuse and harassment of refugee children and women. In 2016, the  25,846 kids tried to cross through Libya. 90% were unaccompanied minors. Three-quarters of the children reported…
One County Saw a 27% Drop in Assaults After Helping Enforce Immigration Law. Here’s the Rest of the Story.Feb 28, 2017 | News
In July 2007, the elected board of a growing county in Northern Virginia adopted a controversial resolution requiring the police department to partner with the federal government to help deport illegal immigrants. Corey Stewart, the Republican elected the year before…
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. 100,000 people are facing imminent starvationFeb 27, 2017 | News
Famine in South Sudan   EMERGENCY APPEAL Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation, and a million more are on the brink of famine. We need to act quickly to save lives. Please give what you can GIVE NOW Crops…
Franklin Graham: Pray Now for Christians Being Slaughtered by ISIS in EgyptFeb 27, 2017 | News
“Things were never this bad. They killed a couple of church leaders in the past, but the killings were far apart. Now we are told they are were making lists of all the Copts there.” Believers who have fled Egypt’s North Sinai province after the Islamic…
‘Agitators’ Attending a Town Hall Mock Jesus’ Name Prayer and Disrespect Vet and FlagFeb 27, 2017 | News
Shameful! ‘Protesters’ at a Town Hall Meeting Freak Out When Chaplain Prays “In Jesus Name”: Booing, Jeering, Astonishing Disrespect They also booed a local veteran who recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Eschliman : Feb 27, 2017 : CBN News…
Christian Father Shot in Head, Son Burned Alive Days After ISIS Affiliate Calls Believers ‘Prey’Feb 26, 2017 | News
(Ron’s Comentary: This is the true spirit of Islam evident from its origin and written in its book. The one true God is LOVE. Everyone, needs Jesus and His love in their lives by the Holy Spirit of God.) Home / News / Christian Father Shot in Head, Son Burned…Netanyahu’s Historic Visit to Australia Draws Nations Closer Together: “We Have an Extraordinary Friendship”Feb 25, 2017 | News
“We have an extraordinary friendship. It’s based on values. When I color the map, I color Australia in the same color as the United States. It’s a partnership based on common values.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu News Staff : Feb 24, 2017 :…
Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment, Shares This Woman Who Regrets Her AbortionFeb 24, 2017 | News
I do believe that God hears my prayers and the prayers of hundreds of other women, asking Him to spare another woman and her baby from the devastation we have been through. I do believe that abortion will end because of the prayers of the saints. I have to believe it,…
Texas School Suspends Muslim Pre-School Teacher Over Call to “Kill Some Jews”Feb 23, 2017 | News  A Texas pre-school teacher and student at the University of Texas, Arlington was suspended from her job over social media posts calling on her followers to “kill some Jews.”According to Canary Mission, the teacher’s posts included:…It’s Gone! President Trump Just Axed One of Obama’s Most Controversial and Hated Executive OrdersFeb 23, 2017 | News
Rescinded! Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Order is Left to the States And it happened without President Trump even lifting his pen. Bob Eschliman : Feb 23, 2017 : Charisma News (Washington, DC)—[Charisma News] Without President Donald Trump even lifting his pen,…

Convicted Palestinian Murderer Helps Lead US Anti-Trump MovementMar 1, 2017 | News
A Palestinian Arab terrorist convicted of murdering two Israeli university students is one of the leaders of the feminist protest movement against U.S. President Donald Trump. Since its founding in 1967, the PFLP has supported “arme
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