THE COMING OF JESUS
I believe Jesus is coming very soon. We see the Lord gathering the nations together against Israel. Events are moving rapidly toward Armageddon. “When you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:33). “Of the day and hour knoweth no man, no, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (v. 36). All signs point to a Mideast war against Israel. Out of the...
What's Wrong with Doing Good when Not in the Name...
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“I said, ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest - I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.’” (Psalm 55:6-8) David was a man after God’s own heart and a great, anointed king. But in many ways, he was just like us. Psalm 55 is an example. When the pressure was on,...
Who Will Be Left Behind?
By Danny Isom - March 16, 2011 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them,...
I’ll tell you what, if you’re not dead enough and people walk over...– Mark Parker: Biola University Missions Conference 2010: True Salvation If you fight back, it’s because you’re not dead enough.
Whatever you fear, you worship.
Grasshoppers and Giants
I was reading in the Bible recently, going over the story of the Children of Israel as the traveled through the wilderness (Numbers 13). They had reached a point where God basically says, “It’s time for you to stop wandering and head to the land I promised you.” You’re probably familiar with the story. Moses sends 12 spies into the land of Canaan to check it out. Actually...
I will not fear, for God is with me. Hebrews 13:5-6: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’ Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be...
Father, please reveal yourself to the elderly that are on the verge of death.
A BONDSERVANT BY CHOICE
“And…the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free” (Exodus 21:5). To this servant there is no dilemma, no choice. His decision was never in doubt. His master was his whole world and he was bound to him with an eternal bond of love. He could not possibly leave his master or his house. This servant’s life revolved around his love for...
“Every word of God proves true, he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
A 9.0-magnitude quake struck Japan Friday, March 11, followed by a huge tsunami. Japan’s double disaster pulverized Japan’s northeastern coast. With reports of around 1,900 deaths and more than 3,000 missing, thousands have been injured and left homeless. The death figure could go much higher in the next few days as rescuers reach the more hard-hit areas. Then, adding to the already...
2 Corinthians 5:10
(10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. New King James Version Change Bible versions It does not matter how much prophecy we know, whether we can recite from memory large portions of Scripture, or know perfectly every doctrine’s technicalities (I...
#4 Lies that my pastor told me by humblebeast.com What does it mean to “feel” the spirit? and is it biblical?
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried, Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate, And the Master so gently said, “Child, you must wait.” “Wait? You say, wait! ” my indignant reply. “Lord, I need answers, I need to know why! Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard? By Faith, I have asked, and am claiming your Word. My...
Embracing ‘Hopeful Realism’: Why Cynicism Is a... →
Great Article for people leaving the church out of bitterness.. and ending up in home churches that lead to more deception. “Disillusionment with God and the church is serving as a rite of passage for a new version of spirituality. Jaded young cynics want to “stick it to the man” and break free from authoritative figures and institutional structures. But what if “the man” is actually God...
Who Chose the Gospels? →
Great article on how the gospels were chosen. For the Article, click the title of this post.
“Then Moses answered, ‘But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.” The Lord said to him, ‘What is that in your hand?’ He said, ‘A staff.’ And he said, ‘Throw it on the ground.’ So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it.” - Exodus 4:1-3 God gave Moses a job to do. He said, ”Come, I will send you...
I am a Christian Hedonist. Jesus, help me live a life that makes You attractive. Whatever it takes, mold me to be just like You.
“Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.” - Matthew 24:40-41 (NASB) There is a YouTube video, which depicts what is probably the most mainstream concept of how the Rapture is envisioned to work. It shows a Sunday morning church service where the pastor is...
“Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said,” This is what the God says, ‘Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has forsaken you.” “But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of...
Jesus saves North Korea
“Today we do not live for today. Today we live for tomorrow.” This is one of the slogans the North Korean government used in the nineties to give hope and trust to the people. But as the years went by, tomorrow never came. The letters Open Doors is receiving from North Korean secret church leaders paint a very gray image of a country that looks forward every day, but never looks up. The...
O, Praise the One who paid my debt, and raised this life from the dead! Jesus paid it All and All to Him I owe, Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
Superstition is the worm that exudes from the grace of a dead faith.– Dr Dobson
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to...– 1 John 4:18 Cure: Hebrews 12:1-2
You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you...– Bono via Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas (via josephryu)
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. O Lord, truly I...– Psalm 116:15-16
Just like the ocean wave, you crash on me. Just like the tidal wave, you ruin me. Just like a hurricane, you devastate everything that needs to change. Jesus, mold me and break me to be more like you. Save me from myself.
Sanctify me Take away anything that is not pleasing to you. Purify me Wash away everything that is not pleasing to you. I will be white as snow. I will be pure as gold. I give my life, my all, taking the cross I will follow. Amen.
Grace has made a way. It led me to the One that is higher than Love.– Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt
1 John Sevens
Here is one of the most loved epistles in the entire New Testament. I John has been called the sanctum sanctorum of the New Testament, and is a climax after the other two. It is really more of a sermon than a personal letter. It develops, in detail, the themes of love and truth introduced in II John. It takes the child of God into the fellowship of the Father’s home. (Paul’s epistles,...