Watch and Pray

No-one can have observed the events of early 2011, without a sense of feeling- "What does this mean?" As nations seemed to rise and fall, Brian Foster brought a word to us that called us to watch and to pray.

 

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Brian spoke of a dream he had had, in which he saw two British Airways cabin crew walking towards him. Instead of both of them having a pilot's badge, one of them had this strange badge with an 'O'.  It was not strange to Brian as he had seen it before- It is the badge of an observer -not now used on commercial airliners, but seen in time of war as the badge of someone who acted as an observer of the enemy and also one who navigated and focused weapons against the enemy targets. 

Brian knew that the Lord was calling him and us to watch and pray to observe all that is happening and to ask God for wisdom in how we should respond.

 

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come. 
It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.  If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 
What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” Mark 13 28-37

Brian Foster, 13/03/2011