Tents Are Up!

PRAISE THE LORD for what He is doing at this late prophetic hour! Praise Him for the working in our hearts and lives, and how He gives strength, wisdom, liberty, mercy, and grace - new every morning! He is worthy of all praise, and we see His hand working in our world and lives - telling us the lateness of the hour, that He is very nigh at the door - and that His prophetic promises are very true. The more that we study His prophetic promises, the more deeper insights and fellowship we will see into how His love, mercy, and grace is abundantly true.

Praise the Lord, the past few days have been extremely busy (and hot!)! The Lord provided the offerings to purchase the very large-ticket items to make the new Delayed tent, and nearby Staging Tent, possible - including lumber, key hardware, lighting, plumbing, and electrical items needed to get the Delayed Tent functional! It also enabled us to purchase needed hardware and lumber to finish sealing up the recent Triage tent. Praise the Lord, it also gave great liberty to place a large order for very needed medical supplies. Praise our Lord for His abundant provision - for His ministry project!!

The tents are now set up; but there is still work to hook up utilities, and to finish customization (such as sliding doors, ramp railings, etc.) before these areas are complete. Also, additional medical items are needed to further supply these new areas, and have them better usable for the intended needs.

A very special thank you to all our fellow servants who helped lift up these needs in prayer! Several days ago, we put out the cup-of-cold-water request - especially for prayer - and it is beautiful to see how the Lord uses His servants (and desires to) in His vineyard to work together - for His glory!

I Corinthians 3:6-9:
"I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building."

Friend, God desires that we all labour in His vineyard - in the various capacities and abilities that He gives us. Notice that Paul states that both the planter and the waterer are one: equal. These are different tasks, done by different people, with different amounts of physical labour, and with different tools; yet they are considered equal.

This past week was a beautiful demonstration of God's vineyard: a very few fellowservants provided the hard labour (planting), and a few fellowservants followed up with the watering. Planting: Time is money, and when one makes a large offering, they are literally giving large amounts of their time that were involved in what is now a token of that time. Just like planting a field, a large amount of work and labour is often needed to break the proverbial ground, and get the ball rolling. Not everybody can work as a planter; nor should everybody be.

It is not enough to just plant - there needs to be the nurturing (the watering). Watering does not require the exertions of planting - it has different tools (watering cans, watering cups, hose, water, etc.) - given in small amounts. You don't water a field, with all the water it might ever need, all at once; watering is done in small amounts. Usually what is needed for just the next few days - and on a plant-by-plant basis.

Friend, as much as I wish y'all could be here, and fellowship together as we build this late hour ministry project, we know that our Father has us all working in different (but equal) roles - when we do labour. I am involved in planting: doing all the physical exertion, actually hauling materials and doing the construction work. Those who provide larger offerings can be involved in planting (especially breaking new ground), and sometimes in watering (depending if there's been a drought). But just as important as the planting, so are the waterers: those who provide the cups of cold water portions that refresh, sustain, grow, and uphold the work that has been planted.

Both the planter and the waterer are active jobs: they require action. Planting comes in different forms, and so does giving the cups of cold water (physical action: the widow's mite, the Samaritan's two pence, the lad's five loaves and fishes, the Zarephath widow's cup of cold water and bread - or spiritual action: active prayer - going before the Throne, on our behalf - is incredibly important).

Friend, we are all brought together in this corner of the vineyard for a reason. Our Father desires that we labour; and He will reward those according to their labour. Here at this late hour, we see that He desires fruit, faith in action, occupying, and zealousness in service (and so much the more as we know He is about to come visit His vineyard and servants!).

Let us examine ourselves, and ask the Lord how we can serve - faithfully - as a planter, or as a waterer. Whether that role is here, or in some other ministry aspect - it is service to our King. He will bring forth the increase; we must do the labour. Are we tending to our place and service needs, in the corner of the vineyard that the Lord has brought us to?

Here is a simple request - just like Elijah simply asked the widow: Will you help water this Brook Cherith ministry project with only $5 or $10? Elijah did not ask for a full buffet meal, or something that was beyond her abilities; he asked for only. one. single. cup of cold water - brought in a vessel (I Kings 17:10). Will you be that vessel?

Friend, the Lord is doing an incredible work in His vineyard - because He desires a harvest. He has instructed the breaking and plowing of the groundwork, here, in planting these tents. It is a literally expansion of what has already been planted prior. For this particular field, the majority of the planting has been done - but now is needed the watering: the provision for tending and growing what has been planted. Already the field is growing. Will you come alongside us, and water His field?

Thank you for your prayers of strength (especially in this heatwave), wisdom on logistics and stewardship, and for liberty: to grow, accomplish with efficiency, safety, freedom from hindrances, ability in supply, and to go forward with the King's service. May the Lord send labourers into His harvest. Why? The labourers are few (Matt 9:3).

Friend, the hour is late; the days of Noah and Lot are upon us, and we hear so many calls reminding us that sudden destruction is coming. Let us wisely consider Lot's wife... All of these signs and calls tell us that there is work to do. Our King is coming, and He is looking for faith. Let us pick up our plows and shovels, our watering cans and cups - and our umbrellas - going forward in faithful service as His wise servants. Let us be found doing well, what He wants done.

I Corinthians 3:9:
"For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building."

Matthew 9:3
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

Maranatha!! Brother Daniel



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