Although the 5am lesson was stopped when all the participants were led out into their respective calling as God’s harvest field workers, in response to the Lord Jesus’ remark that the harvest was ready but the workers were few, the watchman continued the habit of rising at the time when called regardless of the hours.
This morning he rose and asked the Lord about a number of things concerning the building makeover task at hand and vision and message ahead regarding the future. He asked about the rather worn flooring; waterproofing; re-painting; adding more storage spaces etc.
He was asked to read Genesis 6-7. The NLT Bible opened at verse 14. It answered all his questions instantly! Later in the day he met with someone for advice on the building makeover project. The friend recommended some changes: the use of laminate wooden flooring at reasonable cost; re-painting the roof; confirming minor modifications that would enable the replacement of the plywood doors by unused wooden doors, and use of unused wooden materials for additional storage necessities. They went to look at the spare resources and found that they could be reused easily. While looking at the materials he decided to give the friend two sets of rarely utilized HP personal computers and a statement printer which had been left unused. The gift to the interior designer builder became a barter in exchange for minor re-modification works!
On a serious and corporate church vision perspectives: Those who run to the ark (Jesus, His church-sanctuary where prayers and worship continue 24 hours daily and seven days a week) for divine healing will receive it. The key is get into the ark and stay in. This is confirmed as another intercessor just called and said that the healing sanctuary is now running full-house with ‘seekers’ (those looking for divine healing)! There is a time set for this boom as the Lord will close the door when the number is up. The difference between those inside and those outside God’s protection will be visible, just as the words of God had declared.
Bible verse: _________The Lord God instructed Noah: (Highlights added by the watchman)
Genesis 6:14 “Build a large boat[c] from cypress wood[d] and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. 15 Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.[e] 16 Leave an 18-inch opening[f] below the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door on the side, and build three decks inside the boat—lower, middle, and upper.
17 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18 But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 19 Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood. 20 Pairs of every kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every kind of small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept alive. 21 And be sure to take on board enough food for your family and for all the animals.”
22 So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.
Genesis 7:15 Two by two they came into the boat, representing every living thing that breathes. 16 A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord closed the door behind them.
Genesis 7: 21 All the living things on earth died—birds, domestic animals, wild animals, small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the people. 22 Everything that breathed and lived on dry land died. 23 God wiped out every living thing on the earth—people, livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the birds of the sky. All were destroyed. The only people who survived were Noah and those with him in the boat. 24 And the floodwaters covered the earth for 150 days.