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...