Don’t Forget the IF…

It seems clear enough as far as God is concerned, that the Israelites did things outwardly to appear holy and righteous while they actually called into contempt man and God. They fasted, but they completely ignored the heavy burdens that some Israelites were carrying. Some Israelites were forced to beg and no other Israelites would come to their aid, ignoring them.

Continue Reading August 17, 2022 at 1:16 PM 3 comments

Anxious? Confused? Fearful?

Habakkuk 3 begins with the prophet’s prayer to the Lord. Habakkuk heard God’s complaint and understood coming judgment was due to the need to purge evil from Israel. Certainly, the nation had been given plenty of opportunities because God is righteous as well as sovereign. There is no way God could continue to overlook the tremendous and continuing evil that existed within Israel. It had become a tremendous stench in God’s nostrils, which required Him to deal with it.

Continue Reading August 9, 2022 at 1:59 PM 1 comment

Welcoming the Enemy

Finally, bathe your life in prayer throughout the day. Make sure you are in constant communication with God. Don’t try to do this on your own. Psalm 37 tells us in part to “Trust the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.” The implication is that we are to ignore or not be taken down by evil but instead focus on doing good and trusting the Lord to provide for us.

The more we trust Him, the more faithful He will appear to us.

Continue Reading August 8, 2022 at 12:26 PM 3 comments

What Does the Lord Delight In?

Simply put, God is pleased when a person makes the correct decision to do the correct things. Remember how often I’ve talked about fearing the Lord? We need to remember to place the word “offending” after the word “fear” and before “the Lord” to get the gist of what the Psalmist is saying. “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear (offending) Him…” This is not the fear of God pouring out His wrath or anger on us for slipping up. It’s the idea that our devotion to and love for God is so great that we simply do not want to cause Him any grief through our words, thoughts, or actions.

Continue Reading August 2, 2022 at 1:07 PM 3 comments

Is America Under Judgment?

What should also be noted is that Jones’ message is comforting for the believer. For those who faithfully seek Him, He rewards with blessing after blessing even in difficult times. It’s something that we should be staunchly aware of because our active, ongoing relationship with God in Christ matters in many ways. We grow to spiritual maturity, God uses us to spread His Word and comfort to those who are frail in faith. This cannot happen if we are preoccupied with our own affairs, worry, doubt, and frustration about what we see in society.

Continue Reading July 28, 2022 at 1:22 PM 8 comments

Trust the Lord and Do Good

So what is the antidote for authentic Christians as we increasingly find ourselves dealing with people who have reprobate minds? There is really only one antidote and it is found in Scripture. In fact, it is found throughout Scripture.

Continue Reading July 26, 2022 at 3:29 PM 3 comments

Eating Animals’ Pain? Really?

I’m not really sure how these people can, with straight faces, make the statements they make as I don’t think they really believe them. On the contrary, I believe they are making those statements because they know they will be supported by MSM without question or any real pushback. These people are never given hardball questions. While the MSM host might attempt to prod a bit here and there, overall, each host comes full circle and fully agrees with their guest who pushes the latest form of climate change propaganda. All of this while people like Bill Gates, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Al Gore and many others fly around in private jets leaving an exceedingly large carbon footprint and being ignored for it. It’s either that or they build castles right on the beach while telling us that in a few years, America’s coastlines will be 20 feet or more under water. Well, which is it? These people are either stupid enough to build a mansion right next to the same ocean they say will swallow that coast or they are lying to the rest of us.

Continue Reading July 20, 2022 at 2:58 PM 1 comment

Do Not Fear What They Fear

God warned Isaiah not to fear the enemy as it conspired against Judah. Instead, Isaiah should focus solely on the Lord through his thinking (see also Matthew 10:28). Too many Christians today fear too many things: CV, monkey pox, BA.5, potential food shortages and much more when in point of fact, we should be trusting the Lord to guide us through all of it. If we die, we die and we will be far better off because of it, won’t we? Yes, take precautions, but the overwhelming fear within society is doing more harm than good.

Continue Reading July 19, 2022 at 11:54 AM 2 comments

Above All…Mockers Will Come

Peter is emphasizing to his readers that, while there are numerous signs indicating the last days are upon the earth, one in particular will stand out. That is the number and vehemence of people who mock the idea that Jesus will return. Many will do their best to show their contempt for Jesus (and believers), by ridiculing or mocking the fact that Jesus will return to this earth in victory and judgment.

Continue Reading July 14, 2022 at 12:59 PM 1 comment

Global Communism?

Communism, on the other hand, is a system whereby those in charge are tasked with ensuring that everyone gets the same thing and no one is above another. Of course, like a technocracy, these rules do not apply to those in charge of either system and it takes a group of people to actually be in charge of each system and there are built in rewards for those who obey and want to climb up the communist ladder. Private property is replaced with communal property. Everyone gets the same food, the same living space, the same paying job and all of it is said to benefit all of society.

Continue Reading July 11, 2022 at 4:10 PM 1 comment

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