Battle lines are being formed – ‘the kings of the earth’ are setting themselves up against the Lord.
“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” – Ps. 2:1-3 Continue reading
The clock of history is ticking and the time of the Lord’s return is nearing. The 7th feast of the Lord has happened for this year, the feast of Tabernacles. No one knows for sure when the Father will tell the Son “Go and get your bride”. Jesus told many parables about this, for example ‘The master returning from a wedding feast’.
Isaiah prophesied to Jerusalem –
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught (Hebrew; Septuagint They worship me in vain; / their teachings are merely human rules). – Isa. 29:13 NIV
I fear much of Christendom would fall into the same category. Their faith in Jesus is more like an insurance policy than a lifestyle. It is about making the here and now more comfortable instead of looking to the future coming of Jesus to get His bride. Paul wrote to Timothy his final wishes – Continue reading
Paul wrote about conditions in our day, the last days, and called them ‘perilous’.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.“ – 1 Tim. 3:1-5 Continue reading
“A Psalm of David.
To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.” – Ps. 25:1-4
Remember the story of Lot in Sodom? God was about to judge Sodom because of their wickedness, which went much further than just sodomy. But, as Abraham interceded with God, it was determined that if God could find even 10 righteous people there, He would not judge it. Now most know the result of those negotiations but, I want to draw your attention to another aspect of the story and that is the value of righteous people. Sodom could have been saved if just 10 righteous people could have been found! Continue reading
My articles concentrate on truth because God’s truth is the only way to set anyone truly free. We have just celebrated the feast of Passover, which all about freedom from slavery but, Jesus taught that he who sins is a slave to sin. What good is it to be freed from Egypt if the sins of Egypt are still in your heart? We have all struggled with this battle and have all fallen to the temptations of Egypt (the world). But, that doesn’t negate the power of the blood of the Lamb to do it’s work of deliverance when mixed with faith and obedience because God stands behind that Lamb! And He revealed the secret of overcoming the sin –
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” – Rom. 8:29
As trouble builds in the world, especially over Jerusalem, and as many heavenly signs are appearing, such as Blood Red Moons, Blue Moons, Rev; 12 signs of Virgo etc., many are wondering anew about the coming of the Lord that has been long predicted. Indeed these signs were meant by God to alert and awaken our attention. Jesus taught just such a reaction –
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”– Luke 21:36