Posts filed under ‘second coming’

Politics as Usual or Are Things Changing?

It is also very important to understand that literally, one man changed the course of this country’s direction in late 2016. He was panned by James Clapper, John Brennan and Barack Obama. They warned incoming president Donald Trump to fire the guy because they said he was trouble. Turns out, this guy had already met with Trump (unknown to Clapper and the others), and had warned him that the “deep state” wanted to take Trump down. He outlined how they were attempting to do that. He also told Trump that every phone in Trump Tower was bugged. They were listening and recording. The next day, Trump moved his transition team to a safe place in New Jersey.

Continue Reading January 17, 2018 at 11:47 AM Leave a comment

Is It Okay If I Hold a “Little” Grudge?

Can you imagine the tremendous emotion Joseph felt? The text says he “could not control himself,” so he ushered everyone out except his brothers. Then he tells them who he is and weeps! His brothers were stunned. They were beside themselves with fear. What would Joseph do to them? They feared imprisonment or death. They did not understand and it took them until even after their father had died to realize that Joseph meant them no harm (Genesis 50:15-21).

Continue Reading January 16, 2018 at 8:31 AM 2 comments

So Let Me Get This Straight…

No, all of these things are actually bad because they corrupt justice. Please don’t tell me this nation, like many others, is not heading toward judgment. We have essentially turned justice on its head and deserve what we have caused or allowed. It is in vogue to blame victims, censor truth, and applaud evil. The nation that does that cannot hope to stand long.

Continue Reading January 13, 2018 at 7:51 AM Leave a comment

Loving God Equals Obedience…

John makes several statements at the end of 1 John 2 that we need to focus on. The first one deals with our reaction to Jesus when we ultimately and physically see Him. If we lived our days as Christians until we die striving to be in obedience to Jesus (from the heart), we will not be ashamed when we see Him. However, if we lived in a way that feeds and glorifies self, giving into the temptations around us, we will be ashamed when we come into Jesus’ Presence.

Continue Reading December 28, 2017 at 11:19 AM Leave a comment

NAR’s Call for Restoration of the Church

I clearly recall the new worship leader inviting people to clap and even dance in the aisles of the sanctuary during morning service. He wanted people to worship God in the way he thought was appropriate, through emotional displays. Where is the self-control? Where is the decorum that is so often spoken of in Scripture? Too often today, love for God is relegated to our emotions. While we certainly should be glad for what God has done for us, with hearts filled with genuine praise, the reality is that love is best seen in our quiet, submissive obedience to every aspect of His will. Anyone can dance in the aisles and shout “hallelujah!” However, it means nothing if our lives do not conform to His will in obedience.

Continue Reading December 27, 2017 at 7:21 AM Leave a comment

Knowing God’s Will: Context Means a Great Deal

Taking this verse out of its natural context, it’s not difficult to see how it can be twisted to mean something it does not mean. The idea here is that meditating on God’s Word will pave the way to success and prosperity, so we’re told. But is this what Joshua meant when he spoke those words? Hardly. The context fleshes out the full meaning.

Continue Reading December 15, 2017 at 8:39 AM 4 comments

Knowing God’s Will: Living It!

God’s clearly wants Christians to be loving, especially to one another. How often is the exact opposite of this on display to the world? God wants us to refrain from all forms of sexual immorality. God wants us to no longer lie, cheat, steal, or commit other crimes. If we are not faithful in obeying these things, how can anyone think God would be willing to live other aspects of His will in and through us? It won’t happen.

Continue Reading December 11, 2017 at 12:02 PM 1 comment

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