True Freedom

Featured Image -- 16220In this time of political elections the various parties are falling all over themselves to promise more freedom and free things to the voters but, what is the essence of true freedom? I think Scripture has the clearest answer to this question. Paul wrote to the Galatians –

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” – Gal. 5:1 (NASB)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” – Gal. 5:1 (KJV)

The King James translation has it “Stand fast” in other words we have to struggle and fight to maintain the freedom Christ gave us on the cross. So what do we have to struggle and fight against?  Continue reading

You shall be given a New Heart

year of the treesWe are all dependent upon the root of Jesse, Jew and Gentile alike. The Jews are the ‘natural branch’ and the Gentiles are the ‘wild branch‘ that was grafted in. Paul writes –

“And again, Isaiah says: “There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope.”” – Rom. 15:12

God is the God of all people and He always planned to bring them together into one in Jesus, who is the ‘Root of Jesse’Continue reading

Dark Forces over our Country

Are there such a things as Demonic Spirits who exert influence over nations? Well, the Bible claims there are.

“Then he (an angel) said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince (an evil spirit) of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.” – Dan. 10:12,13 Continue reading

Beware the Spirit of Antichrist

mystery of lawlessnessThe Apostle Paul warned Christians about things to come at the Day of Christ (His 2nd. coming).

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” – 2 Thes. 2:3,4

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The Everlasting Gospel

3 angels of woeIn Revelation 14 we see an angel warning the people of earth to not take the mark of the beast –

“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” – Rev. 14:9-11

A second angel announced the fall of Babylon, the great city. But first came an angel proclaiming the everlasting gospel in the midst of heaven to those who dwell on earth – to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people – Continue reading

The American Problem

Baby-boyEurope has been facing a crisis level birth rate for many years and now it has caught up with America. While each woman needs a birth rate of 2.1 children to replace the current population, the current rate is only 1.7.  A recent news article highlights the problem –

“The United States birth rate remains well below the replacement level needed as white American births plummet in all 50 states and the District of Colombia.”

This is just one more evidence of America’s turn away from God. Scripture proclaims that children are a reward from God. Continue reading