Radio Show Schedule Update

As mentioned on the last radio shows, there will be a break of 2 or 3 weeks taken.  Should be back no later than the middle of March, quite possibly sooner.

Give Us Gifts

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23   “For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  not of works, that no one should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9   “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  John 3:16-17   Today was the day for a needed oil change in my vehicle.  I figured the wait would probably be quite less than normal, as it was President’s Day and I was right.  As I waited for them to complete the oil change they had Sirius XM on playing classic rock music.  A Gun’s ‘n’ Roses song played and then the DJ got on the air, saying how she wished that some of these types of bands would make just one or two more hit songs, that they would give us gifts.    From a worldly perspective, people who listen to these classic hits, as there have been many whom I worked with in the past who jam to them, probably do consider them to be gifts.  Yet just what type of gift is it really?   “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who...

Serving Jesus

“Behold, is it not of Jehovah of Hosts that the people labor only to feed the fire, and nations weary themselves only for vanity.”  Habakkuk 2:13   “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest unto your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30   Most working age Americans, do just that, they work.  The jobs vary in tasks to whatever their employment requires, but by being a worker you are serving others.  People serve someone, but why?   I pondered this the other day while working.  Of what advantage is it to diligently serve others working at jobs, but not be serving Jesus?  To what avail is it to gain personal possessions, without gaining Salvation?   “Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.  For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Matthew 16:24-26   “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole...

Occupiers

“A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a corrupt tree able to produce excellent fruit.  Every tree that does not produce excellent fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore from their fruits you will know them.”  Matthew 7:18-20   “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12   The other day I happened upon a film regarding a hero in World War 2 and the battle of Normandy.  While I didn’t have sufficient time to complete the film, just the fifteen minutes or so that I was able to watch was enough to remind myself of our role in world politics and conflicts as a nation.   Watching the young men training to be sent off to a parachute squadron and knowing that generation well, certainly the morals of our young soldiers and our current generation is not anywhere comparable to what our nation was like during the 1930’s and 40’s.  This is not to say that our nation was a Christian nation back then, but rather our laws, education system, leaders and military followed much of the God fearing morality that one would expect of a moral nation.   American soldiers liberated much of Europe and conquered the Japanese in the south Pacific.  While one can always find stories to the contrary, by and large our troops were well respected in the countries to which they invaded enemy territory.  Back then, in contrast to the Soviet troops who often were rampant in their behavior.  In...

The End is Coming

“Come near, you nations, to hear; and you people, pay attention; let the earth hear, and its fullness; the world, and all its offspring.  For the wrath of Jehovah is upon all nations, and His fury upon all their armies. He has utterly destroyed them, He has delivered them to the slaughter.  Also their slain shall be thrown out, and their stench shall come up out of their corpses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.  And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; and all their host shall wither, as a leaf withers off the vine, and as fruit falling from the fig tree.  For My sword is drenched in the heavens. Behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of My curse, for judgment.  The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Jehovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.  And the oryx shall come down with them, and the young bulls with the mighty; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.  For it is the day of Jehovah’s vengeance, the year of retribution for the strife against Zion.  And its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust into brimstone, and its land shall become burning pitch.  It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever.  From...

In A Flash

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”  1st Corinthains 15:51-52   “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk decently, as in the day, not in carousings and drunkenness, not in cohabitation and licentiousness, not in strife and envy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”  Romans 13:11-14   The other day I was in the kitchen preparing food for my family, my wife was upstairs getting ready for work.  My neighbors were going about their business in their home when in a flash the power went out.  Before one could echo a voice of concern to those who could hear, the power was back on.   My comment to my wife and later to my neighbor who had asked if our power also went out was simply imagine if that was an EMP attack.  I pondered this while at work later on during the day, wondering about such things.  What if at that moment, in a flash, all that was normal was suddenly ceased?  What would...

Uncoverted

“You who love Jehovah, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.”  Psalms 97:10   “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”  John 14:15   There was a time in history where even though God has left a witness (Ro. 1:20-21), in regards to testifying to His presence, the Gospel had yet to have been preached to the ends of the earth (Mark 16:15).  Indeed the Gospel is still being preached to the ends of the world, even in our modern age.  However, apparently the Gospel has to be repreached to much of the world.   In our modern day society, in a country where certainly there were men who preached the Gospel truth, we have reverted back to a society where the basic precepts much be taught once more.   “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the rudimentary principles of the Words of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.”  Hebrews 5:12   I’ve recently heard a couple of difference pastors who stipulate that the ignorance of the basic Bible truths are not known by the average person.  In fact, this is even amongst those who proclaim to know Christ.  Do not be surprised if you asked the average ‘God-believer’ if they know about the Flood, Noah, David, the early apostles or numerous other topics, that should be well known, and they have no response or have perhaps only vaguely heard of such things.    Just as in the dark parts...

Build A Wall

“Therefore, take heed to do as Jehovah your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.”  Deuteronomy 5:32   “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.  Turn away from you the crooked mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.  Let your eyes look straight ahead, and let your eyelids look straight before you.  Ponder the path of your feet, then all your ways will be established.  Do not turn to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”  Proverbs 4:23-27   Recently there has been a lot of talk regarding building a wall on our border with Mexico.  Our entire government is under a partial shutdown and many people say this stalemate could last a long time.  The differing of opinions is great in regards to how to secure our southern border.  However, rather than have a long dialogue over the ins and outs of what is currently occurring in the United States, I will leave such discussions to those who are already pounding their pulpits regarding this ordeal.   As Christians, I wonder how many of us have built a wall around our hearts in regards to wholeheartedly following God and not allowing sin to enter our lives.  I ponder how many of our churches in this once great land still have a solid wall of separatism from the world and false doctrine.    Just as we have those who call for wide open borders, a global citizenship approach, likewise we have those calling for wide open...

Horror!

“By the Word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea like a heap, and designates the depths in storehouses.  Let all the earth fear Jehovah; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.  Jehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He restrains and frustrates the devices of the people.  The counsel of Jehovah stands forever, the thoughts of His heart from generation to generation.  Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah; the people He has chosen for His possession.  Jehovah looks down from Heaven; He watches all the sons of mankind.”  Psalms 33:6-13   There was an incident that occurred in Montana, where an employed man of a fast food joint groped the back half of a young boy in the restroom.  While the situation could have been worse, the police were called and he was arrested.  They found a very inappropriate drawing in his possession and his mugshot appeared in the local news.  While justice is being served and indeed it should be, the facial express on the man’s face is one of pure horror.    He’s been caught, he is going to pay the penalty for his crime.  Apparently he lost all self control and being enslaved by sin, a servant of the devil, he was caught amidst the maddening deed.  Horror having engulfed him, he now is aware that his sin has caught him, justice awaits.    …“you...

And Then?

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.  For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.  For when they say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall by no means escape.  But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.  You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.  But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.  For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,  who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with Him.  Therefore encourage each other and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”  1st Thessalonians 5:1-11   It seems good to take another look at the North Korean ordeal.  This topic had been covered a decent amount in the past and I have watched for many months the ongoings of this peace deal that was supposedly struck between the United States and North Korea.  There have been bits of information that has slowly been coming out...