Friday, September 2, 2016

THE SETUP FOR EZEKIEL'S WAR


I continue to watch the new with great interest in light of biblical prophecy.  Recently I listened to a talk by Amir Tsfari, a Jewish believer, and former Deputy Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley in Israel.  He gave a very informative talk in light of current events and a future war in Israel as prophesied by Ezekiel in chapters 38-39.
Though I was familiar with much of what he said, he provided some insights from a military perspective that were quite interesting.  He pointed out how the main pieces of God's coalition were now aligned--Russia, Iran and Turkey.  He talked about the failed coup in Turkey and how it had strengthen Erdogan and allowed him to eliminate those most likely to thwart his strong Islamic agenda.  He also talked about Russia and how Putin was getting in position and testing the waters as to Israel’s vulnerability to attack.  
Jack Hibbs, pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, joined him on stage for a question and answer session for the last part of the video.  Though I have some minor disagreements with his perspective on bible prophecy, I recommend this presentation without reservation.  Jesus is coming soon!

A Blueprint for Curtailing 'Religious Liberty'

A very well done article with the spirit of C.S. Lewis.

A Blueprint for Curtailing 'Religious Liberty'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT RACE RELATIONS -- ALL LIVES MATTER

I listened to a powerful sermon yesterday by Dr. Tony Evans regarding the biblical view of race relations.  I wish every professing Christian would reflect the truth of this teaching in their lives.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

A LIFE CONSUMED WITH A PASSION FOR JESUS


It’s been a while since I have felt I had something I wanted to share on my blog.  The news is chock full of things that continue to declare the signs of the times.  In light of those signs, I really am working with an urgency on my verse-by-verse bible journals and in seeking to become conformed to the person to whom my LORD will be able to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  

My granddaughter introduced me to a song by Matthew West that really spoke to my heart.  These are the words that struck me the most.


I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?



No regrets, not this time
I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love make me whole
I think I'm finally feeling something
'Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of this life



Cause I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?



The phrase that really spoke to me was the idea of being filled with an “all consuming passion” for Jesus and the things He loves and desires.  I try to do things that honor the LORD, but I truly want to be consumed with a passion that affects my every thought and action.   

If you are a fellow believer, I pray these words will challenge you as well.  The more we give to Jesus of ourselves, the more He will be able to use us for His glory.  He’s coming soon……Let’s live like we believe that!  May we be able to say like Job:  "I shall come forth as gold."

Friday, July 1, 2016

THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

The last few weeks have been filled with family time and a lot of fun with my grandchildren.  I've only been able to keep up with headlines, and they have been filled with much distressing news.  As I have pondered all that is going on, the LORD gave me an idea for a poem that I hope will encourage and/or challenge you.


THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Do you not see
The signs of the times
Foretold by the prophets of old?

Distress among nations
Moral decay
A focus on pleasures and gold.

Sin is abounding
Consciences seared
God’s word is no longer revered.

His truth is rejected
Wrong declared right
Accepted by many and cheered.

Deception is rampant
Blasphemy common
Those that are good are despised.

Natural affections
Are being rejected
We’re urged to support gay pride.

The family unit
Is being destroyed
Marriage has been redefined.

Boys are girls
Girls are boys
Gender a choice of the mind.

Advances in science
Are crossing the bounds
Established by God at creation.

Experiments done
They quickly explain
For man’s good as their justification.

Satellites, lasers
Computers and chips
The powers that be want control.

Agendas prepared
Alliances formed
As Satan’s influence grows.

Most important
Of all the signs
Declared to be part of God’s plan.

Descendants of Abraham
Isaac and Jacob
Are living once more in their land.

The prophet Ezekiel
Predicted the rise
Of dusty dry bones from the earth.

The nation of Israel
A home for the Jews
In one day declared its rebirth.

Life is no different
Than in Noah’s day
He preached and warned in vain.

Mocking and laughing
They called him a fool
Til one day the flood waters came.

One day soon
Millions will vanish
Taken by God to heaven.

Perilous times
Will then ensue
Full of terror, pain and oppression.

Many still try
But it can’t be denied
God’s word is faithful and true.

Turn from your sin
Be born again
Experience a life that is new.

Jesus died
Upon the cross
He suffered for your salvation.

The choice you make
To receive Him or not
Will determine your soul’s destination.

Do you not see
The signs of the times
Foretold by the prophets of old?

Don’t put it off
Accept Jesus today
Become safe and secure in His hold.