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God Will Strengthen You

Many portions of Scripture speak of how obedience to God looks. In verses leading up to Isaiah 58:11 we learn of several ways to obey God. Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Would you consider yourself a fool or wise? It is easy to determine. Do you fear the LORD God? Do you hold Him in absolute, profound and reverential awe? Do you strive to obey His commandments so that your relationship with Him grows and deepens and so that He can recreate within you the character of His Son, Jesus?

Continue Reading April 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM Leave a comment

Fear Not

God wants us to “sit down” on the inside by empowering us to live as He would have us live. Interestingly enough, if we actually learn to biblically fear God, we will, I believe, at the same time, be learning to “fear not” or to “rest in Him” as He works in and through us for His good pleasure.

Continue Reading April 22, 2021 at 3:44 PM 7 comments

Are We There?

Over the past week or so, I’ve pretty much stopped going to social networks. It’s always the same repeatedly. I’d rather ignore what’s there and just concentrate on what God is doing. If I am learning to fear Him, then I must be willing to let go of those things of this world that keep me bound to frustration, worry and concern.

I honestly believe that as we separate from the Babylon system, we will be honoring Him and what we do in secret will be rewarded openly and that includes a greater awareness of Him and His work in and through us.

Will you join me in praying for each other that we will learn to offer Him our sacrifice of fear that leads to obedience?

Continue Reading April 12, 2021 at 2:10 PM 5 comments

He is Risen!

Happy Resurrection Sunday to everyone! In spite of the evil in the world, in spite of the growing darkness, Jesus is alive!

On the third day following His voluntary death, Jesus rose from the grave because death could not keep Him.

Jesus, GodMan was born of a virgin, lived a perfectly sinless life, died for our sin, and rose again.

Continue Reading April 4, 2021 at 9:04 AM 2 comments

Discerning Times: This Isn’t Happening, Right?

No one sees a problem with this? I recall the movie “Soylent Green” starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson as I’m sure you do as well. Turns out, the soylent green pill that everyone was eating to stay alive was “people.” When a person died either voluntarily through suicide or simply died, their bodies were trucked to plants where they were literally turned into food for society since the world was so grossly overpopulated in that movie. For the time of its filming and production, they did a really good job on that movie. But it was science fiction! However, what was science fiction is now becoming reality! 

Continue Reading March 5, 2021 at 2:06 PM 9 comments

Manifold Blessings

Thinking back over this weekend, I recall how I felt so tremendously blessed while at the same time felt a sense of loss for all the missed opportunities over the past year. The Lord has graciously blessed us with one another. Human beings were not meant to live in isolation, separate from each other while living in proximity to one another. The fact that fear is the major building block to achieve this throughout global society should tell us a great deal.

Continue Reading March 2, 2021 at 12:37 PM 4 comments

News and Notes Update: February 1, 2021

Understand please that when I say the PreTrib Rapture, I am talking about the Lord taking His Church/Body to be with Him prior to the pouring out of His WRATH. The Bible says “day of the Lord” is the start of God pouring out His wrath onto humanity and this earth. It is not a particular “day” but a period of time; the seven year Tribulation period. The entirety of that seven years is the pouring out of God’s wrath and note, all events of the Tribulation are directed by God from His throne room as evidenced by the fact that the apostle John is called up to heaven to begin viewing those events from that vantage point (Rev 4).

So, while the Church is fully exempt from all aspects of God’s wrath, we are not exempt from tribulation (small “t”) and persecution in this life. In fact, we are promised tribulation (Matthew 10:16-42; John 15:20; 2 Timothy 3:12; see also Revelation 2:10). Persecution is promised. If you are not at all being persecuted for being a Christian, maybe your circle of friends is too small. Maybe you’re not being an effective witness for Christ. I’m not trying to make you feel guilty. I’m simply noting that you may wish to take a look at things. Are you afraid to stand up for Jesus? Are you unwilling to speak out against the things that society has said we cannot be “negative” about? I’m not saying to go looking for persecution. I’m simply saying be prepared for the fact that if you’re not suffering for it now, it may well be on the way.

Continue Reading February 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM 5 comments

News and Notes Update: January 11, 2021

Right now, in America, Big Tech has more influence and power than the Constitution. That should be cause for grave concern. In fact, it’ll get worse. While the Left smiles smugly about the fact that those with whom they disagree are being silenced, they fail to understand history and the fact that Fascists will eventually come for them. They believe they are safe from expulsion or censure, when it reality, no one is safe from it. No one. In fact, I would argue – again from history – that those on the Left who support this type of fascist censorship will be on the receiving end of it as well, once the Left feels they have gained control over conservatives. It always happens in society as proven throughout history when dictators are allowed to take the reins.

Continue Reading January 11, 2021 at 4:19 PM 2 comments

Should Christians Resist Tyranny?

Jesus resisted peacefully. At times, He got into heated exchanges with the religious leaders. On at least one occasion He had some very pointed words for a political leader of His day (cf. Luke 13:32). You’ll no doubt recall the numerous times the religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus and set about to do just that. Jesus’ resistance to their leadership was not sinful or wrong. It was necessary.

Continue Reading December 29, 2020 at 12:27 PM 18 comments

Biblical View of Self-Defense

We live in a time where the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, current possibilities of economic and societal collapse, and crime have people buying guns and ammunition in large quantities for self protection. What does the Bible say about that? What does the Bible say about so-called “assault weapons”?

As always, we want our hearts and minds to be ruled and informed by Scripture–not by our emotions, not by our experiences, and certainly not by the World. And because the Scriptures have much to say about this topic, it is relevant and worth examining in the Church.

Continue Reading December 15, 2020 at 10:53 AM 2 comments

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