Bad Seeds

“The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.  And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.  Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and...

God’s Universal Truth

While attending Church services in Kalispell Montana I took note of an interesting comment from one of our assistant pastors.  The word “Hallelujah” is a universal word that is understood in every language on earth. In my humble opinion this speaks volumes to the universal truth that our God is the creator and all men should bow their knees and honor God. Online Dictionary – GOOGLE God be praised (uttered in worship or as an expression of rejoicing). “He is risen! Alleluia!” “Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!”  Psalms 113:1-6. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”  Matthew 24:14. HALLELUJAH...

What Jesus did on the Cross

“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the...

Will They Worry?

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”  Matthew 10:28   There were a lot of people who were worried about COVID, some still are.  While the purpose here is not to tell people what precautions to take or not to take, there are some who are very fearful.   While going grocery shopping there is this friendly clerk at a local supermarket who wears a P100 mask, the kind with filters.  Certainly the fear of COVID is there, as she still wears it and quite honestly I feel sorry for her.    There were those who fanned the flames of fear towards our society, in many cases grossly overexagerrating just how dangerous COVID was to the average person who was not old, nor with health problems.  So why is it possible for such fear-mongering to cause some to take extraordinary precautions?    “And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”  Hebrews 2:15   Simple, there is a fear of death.  While I am certain that there are some who would claim that they fear nothing, they do not fear death, they don’t care, and certainly there are those sorts, yet I would ask a question regarding those who have no fear of death:   Do you believe God?  Do you believe His Word the Bible?  Do you believe there is a Heaven and there is a Hell?    Just today I had seen a survey taken that 8...

Temple Rebuilt First?

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”  2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4   “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”  Daniel 9:27   There a belief out there that such things as described throughout this book regarding the Rapture, Tribulation, etc., can not take place unless there is a Temple rebuilt.  This portion of the book is not going to go in depth about the Millennial Temple (Ezek. 40) that will be rebuilt –AFTER- the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), but rather focusing on the simple argument of waiting to see a temple rebuilt, which if one is, will be the Antichrist temple.    There was a huge influx of teaching from the pulpits and interest in end-times event back particularly in the 1990’s.  While the year 2000 (then 2005, finally 2012) in and of itself certainly would have led to a significant amount of interest in such events, however, the EU formed approximately seven years prior to the year 2000.  Right there set off an avalanche of end...

Ships of Chittim – Tidbit Regarding the Antichrist Reign

“For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.”  Daniel 11:30   “And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.”  Numbers 24:24   Recently I had a discussion with a pastor who mentioned Balaam’s prophecy and the ships of Chittim, this in retrospect to the Antichrist.   The suggestion here was that these might be merchant ships and possibly be related to the United States of America.   “And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?  And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”  Daniel 12:8-9   Once again, just as Daniel did not understand everything, so too, I do not proclaim to have all of the answers, nonetheless I found this to be an interesting conversation, as I had never studied into that verse of Daniel, let alone correlated it with a prophecy from Balaam.   Now readers know that there is strong evidence as mentioned in Brandon’s article The Night is Far Spent – Article Seven, to suggest that if we are in the last days and the time is soon coming upon us, where is the Revived Roman Empire, could it not be the United States of America.   The argument was...