Matthew 24: The Warning!

Is this all not happening? We do not know the time and the hour, but we do know what to watch for…Follow The Narrow Path!

“Wars and Rumors of war”

“Famines and Pestilences”

“Many shall come in my name”

“Nation will shall rise against nation”

“Many shall be offended”

“And because iniquity (sin) shall abound, the love of many will wax cold”

The encouragement: Nothing that is occuring in our world right now is taking God by surprise. Our Lord has all of it, and us, in His Hand 🙂

Will Israel Stand Alone With God?

In the Bible, there is no mention of America in the End Times, but it is clear that Israel stands alone.  One can’t help but wonder if Biden taking the White House was part of the plan.  Because if Trump were still in office, he would be standing at Israel’s side with our military!

Notice, I said “part of the plan”.  I don’t personally think it was “God’s Will” that Biden win.  But I do think it may end up causing America to stand on the sidelines.

God uses “all things to the good of those who love Him”. And what better good than is there than saving Israel Himself? 🙂

America May Not Be With Israel In The End!

As we watch with horror at what is happening in Israel right now. And as we watch with even greater horror as our own government does not appear to support Israel, it’s easy to be dismayed.

But God has this in Hand (as always). There was always going to be war in the Middle East. Is this it? We don’t know. But we do know, that in the end God helps Israel win 🙂

In Numbers 24:9, God says He “will Bless those who Bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel”. This is true. And it is for all time.

America may not be with Israel in the end, but God Will! 🙂

Peter’s Message of Hope!

“The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations; and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgements to be punished
.”-2 Peter 2:9

There are some who may wonder why this is a message of Hope. It’s a message of Hope because we who follow Christ try not to fall into temptation, but some times we do. Peter is simply saying God knows how to rescue us 🙂

But He is also saying He will punish the unjust. And that to is a comfort. Because let’s face it, watching people who hurt the innocent and the faithful is hard. It’s helps knowing that one day they will be held accountable.

We can Trust God; He has it all in Hand 🙂

Peter: God’s Justice

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

So why would we think that we can do whatever we want-when we want?

We all enjoy thinking of God’s Mercy. I know I do :). But God is equally Just and we need to remember that 🙂

Peter: It is worse for the Believer who turns from God than someone who never Believed At All!

“It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.”2 Peter 2:21

“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder”-James 2:19

This is such an important Biblical concept, especially since so many Christians are “falling away” during these days of apostasy.

We, who follow Jesus, often don’t think about it much, but it is from the Bible and it is true. For those who have known Jesus, been taught about the Gospel, but later turned away, the consequences will be much worse.

And if we think about it, it makes sense. God is Just, as well as Merciful. It is only Just that a person who was given a real chance at Salvation, but turned away, face harsher consequences.

It’s a lesson we don’t think about often, but it is also Peter’s warning to us. The Bible tells us much that is “good” news to us, but it also warns us of the dangers we face.

And for our own sake, we need to heed both 🙂

The Music Of Angels

It’s said by many that there will be much music in Heaven praising God. And I know that there are some who wonder, deep down, if they will enjoy that music as much as they enjoy the music on earth. Because let’s face it, as awesome as Angels are, we don’t really know what their singing sounds like.

But I promise that we can Trust that we will love it! There is some music, here on earth, that we don’t know what the words say, only what is sounds like. Andre Bocelli is a good example. His music and the sounds are beautiful, but they are different from what many of us are used too. The Mannheim Steamrollers is another example. I can remember sitting for hours holding my son listening to their version of Silent Night. It had no words, but it was truly beautiful.

We don’t know what the singing of Angels will sound like, but we do know this: It will be beautiful and we will love it 🙂