Roy’s Blog: “Prophetic Pain”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/25/roys-blog-prophetic-pain

I Thessalonians 5:3 (NLT) When people are saying “All is well; everything is peaceful and secure, then disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman’s birth pains begin when her child is about to be born. And there will be no escape.”

Prophetically, the world conditions are coming together in amazing ways. Russia, Turkey, and Iran are in Syria right now, building up their military presence. The three countries are in financial troubles and are positioning themselves to take what Israel has built up to heal their ailing economies.

The United States is lining up the official recognition of the Golan Heights as Israel’s sovereign territory. This will add fuel to the fire and drive these nations closer to war against Israel.

Meanwhile, there is record drought in Australia causing a loss of crops. The breadbasket of America is under water because of record flooding. We are seeing an influx of disease in America we’ve not had in many years. Some, we have never seen in our country before.

We are experiencing many prophetic birth pains today.

Roy’s Blog: “God Answers Prayer”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/23/roys-blog-god-answers-prayer

Matthew 17:20 “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move and nothing will be impossible to you.”

God answers prayer. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no, and sometimes it is not now. At times God delays an His answer to test our faith. It’s no telling how many of God’s blessings we’ve missed out on because we gave up on prayer.

James 4:2 reminds us, “You have not because you ask not.”

The Bible says when born-again believers pray, we have “access through faith in Him”. Ephesians 3:12. Our faith in Jesus Christ is our pass to the throne of God.

When faced with troubling situations, we must remember to harness the power of God through prayer. I Corinthians 4:20 “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

Roy’s Blog: “The Golan Heights”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/22/roys-blog-the-golan-heights

I Thessalonians 5:4 “But you brethren are not in darkness, that the day (coming of the Lord) should overtake you like a thief…”

No one knows the exact time of Jesus Christ’s return except the Father in heaven. Even so, He didn’t want His people to be in the dark. He laid out in the Bible all the signs to watch for to know when it’s near. We’ve seen many of these signs in the last few years and some are happening every day now.

President Trump, this week, has recognized the Golan Heights as Israel’s sovereign territory. This is BIG news. Historic news. We have gone from the Golan Heights being Syrian territory to Syrian territory occupied by Israel (since the war in 1967) to President Trump declaring it the “Israel controlled” Golan Heights. Now President Trump has declared it the sovereign territory of Israel.

Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and now declaring the Golan Heights as sovereign territory of Israel are major news, but you hear little of it on the main stream news outlets.

God has appointed Israel as His timepiece, and the hour is late.

Roy’s Blog: “Purim”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/21/roys-blog-purim

Esther 9:19 “Make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for rejoicing and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.”

The book of Esther in the Bible turns the day meant for the destruction and death of the Jewish people into a day of celebrating life. This celebration is called “Purim.” At the risk of her own life Esther spoke to the King and saved her people (Israel) from destruction.

This year is unique in that Purim falls during a super moon, and, it coincides with the spring equinox. A super moon appears roughly 14% larger in diameter and up to 30% brighter than normal.  This Purim super moon in the final in a series of three consecutive full/super moons–January, February, and now March.

It reminds us that God takes care of His people Israel (He placed Esther in the right place at the right time), and He will take care of us. There are no “impossible situations” with God.

Roy’s Blog: “Spring-A New Beginning”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/20/roys-blog-spring-a-new-beginning

Hosea 6:2 “He will revive us after two days. He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him.”

Spring is here. Trees are leafing out. Blooms are everywhere. Pollen is in the air and on my car. These are signs of the renewing of the earth. Everyone can feel the spring in the air, the warmth after the cold of winter. We can see flowers, that have waited for the warmth and the spring rains, pushing up through the ground and displaying their beautiful colors. It’s a wonderful time of the year.

On top of this we have a full moon. We are given a display announcing a new beginning.

I believe the Lord is announcing a new beginning for the Bride of Christ (the redeemed). After the long two days (two thousand years) of waiting, I believe we are nearing the “Midnight Cry”, the calling of His people home.

“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of the rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3 (NLT)

Roy’s Blog: “Keep Watching”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/19/roys-blog-keep-watching

Revelation 1:3 “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophesy and heed the things which are written in it, for the time is near.”

It is easy to see how current events can spill over any time now, leading to the “Battle of Gog Magog.” Syria doesn’t really exist anymore. Its government has very little say in what goes on in the country. Russia, Iran, and Turkey are the voice of Syria. They are running the show. They are already making plans to divide the land among themselves.

Resolutions have been introduced in the United States House and Senate to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. If the resolutions pass, President Trump will probably make it official. Of course Russia, Turkey, and Iran have objected. Why? Because a large deposit of oil and gas has been discovered in the Golan Heights–and they want it.

It has already been reported that Syria will attack Israel if it (Israel) does not leave the Golan Heights.

“Keep watching.”

Roy’s Blog: “Nearing the Midnight Hour”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/03/18/roys-blog-nearing-the-midnight-hour

Matthew 25:6 “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.”

In the parable of the ten virgins, five were foolish. They didn’t bring extra oil for their lamps. The other five brought extra oil to refill their lamps in case the hour grew late. When the call came that the bridegroom was approaching, the five prudent virgins refilled their lamps so they could see to go out and meet him. The foolish virgins were not prepared.  Matthew 25:2-5

The masses are living their lives in a vacuum filled with the hopes and struggles of just another day–one like the day before. It is important to be ready for Christ’s return. When He comes again, you won’t have time to prepare then. It will be too late. Be ready. Have all you need to go out to meet Him.

Romans 8:1-2 “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.”