This mountain fort of Masada is where the Jewish rebels made the choice not to become slaves of the Roman Empire. A time is coming when believers in God will need to decide whether to become slaves to the government of the world or to remain true to our God. Which will you choose?
Here we are on a windy day at Qumran where the book of Isaiah was found with the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves on these mountains. Isaiah wrote, “Arise, shine” (60:1). In the next chapter Isaiah described what Jesus would take upon Himself to do: “…preach good tidings, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives…” (61:1). These are our marching orders; this, my sisters, is how we arise and shine.
Danijela Schubert focuses on the impossible things God calls us to do and presents examples of women in the Bible who were called to do the impossible and then through His grace and strength made it possible. At the crucial time, whether it affected them personally or entire nations, when God called these biblical characters, they made a life-changing decision, to go or not to go. Each willingly said, "I will go." God is calling YOU. What is your answer?
This recorded sermon, "I Will Go," written and presented by Danijela Schubert, is original resource material prepared for International Women's Day of Prayer, March 6, 2021. The script of the sermon along with Dr. Schubert's workshop, "Overcoming Life's Obstacles on a Life Journey," are included in the packet titled "I Will Go." More at https://women.adventist.org/international-women-s-day-of-prayer.
"Sitting here under an olive tree next to a synagogue in the old city of Jerusalem," says Heather-Dawn Small, "I think of Jesus as a child learning the word of God from his mother. I pray that we mothers remember to teach our children the word of God even when they are young, so that they can say rightly what the Bible teaches them."
Luke 2:49, NIV, “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
Prayer can orient our thinking, keep us in tune with God, and change our hearts. In the middle of the honking horns of Jerusalem's modern-day traffic, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane is nothing like the experience Jesus had! But no matter where you are, it is important that you come to the “garden” alone or go up on a “mountainside” alone or simply go into your prayer closet alone--just as you are--and talk to your Creator.
Matthew 14:23, ESV, "And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone."
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