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Ephesians 2:10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

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A TIME OF OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”
- Lewis B. Chesty Puller Quotes, USMC

We are living in a time of persecution and deception - a time when our faith is and will be challenged - a time when we will have to choose whom we will serve. The enemy is all around us. Laws are being made by our government and other governments that are contrary to the Word of God. Christians are being martyred all over the Middle East - Christian churches are being burned and the Nation of Israel is under constant attack. Our President appears to have more concern for the Islamic terrorists and Iran than he does for our Constitution.
We are being forced to set aside our Biblical beliefs and our conscience to conform to the "laws of man". We are rapidly reaching a point where, "every man is doing what is right in his own eyes." The Lord warned us of such a time. The website below provides some rather strong evidence. Check it out....http://www.signs-of-end-times.com/



Please note - I am not trying to predict any time or date but only saying that many of the signs Jesus and Scripture warned us of are now becoming increasingly apparent. 

Please be encouraged....the enemy is all around us - no matter where we turn there are opportunities to be His witnesses. Have you considered that you have been chosen for a time such as this? That you have the Lord Jesus on your side and He has promised that He will NEVER leave you nor foresake you?

I truly believe the time has come to set aside our desires to be FAT, DUMB and HAPPY and to be His witnesses. Have you ever considered that if you just do that which the Holy Spirit is leading you to do that thousands of souls who are destined for hell may be saved? That no matter what you do - in the end each of us will be judged by our Creator? I don't know know about you but I long to hear...

Matthew 25:21King James Version (KJV)

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


Hebrews 12
King James Bible

Run with Perseverance (2 Timothy 2:1-13)

1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

God Disciplines His Sons 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

A Call to Holiness

(1 Peter 1:13-21)

14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Our Kingdom Cannot Be Shaken

(Exodus 20:18-21; Deuteronomy 5:22-33)

18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 21And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29For our God is a consuming fire.

King James Bible

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My wife, Gloria and I in 1978 in San Francisco ...PBob



A Thought For Your Christian Journey:

http://thischristianjourney.com/ThisChristianJourney/GeneralPages/Devotionals/israel_and_the_end_times.htm

Israel And The End Times

Revelation 7:4 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

One does not have to read much of Bible prophecy, New Testament or Old Testament, to realize that Israel figures prominently in the Biblical account of the end times.  This has not weighed heavily upon my view of future events until just recently.  I have never known a world without the nation of Israel.  However, the truth is that Israel has not always been a nation among nations.  Hence, the reestablishment of Israel as a nation is an undeniable sign that we are living in those days that immediately precede the fulfillment of those Bible prophecies yet to be fulfilled. 

The evidence of Israel as a nation as a sign of the times was heightened in my theology as I listened to Dr. David Jeremiah’s series entitled “What In The World Is Going On.”  All I can say is that this is an incredible sermon series that accurately links our world’s current events with those things written in the Bible concerning future events.  I highly recommend the whole series. 

I am reminded of a story I heard of the pastor who served at Immanuel Baptist Church in the 1950’s, 1960’s, and early 1970 (the first Church I pastored in the 1990’s).  Dr. John V. Ray established Immanuel Baptist College and Seminary which hosted some great preachers of the day like Dr. R.G. Lee and Dr. Curtis Hudson.  The testimony is that when Israel was declared a nation by the United Nations (I think this was about 1953) Dr. Ray was so certain that the Lord would almost immediately rapture His people that he had a mild heart attack. 

When I first heard this testimony I did not understand why this single event so impact Dr. Ray and many others of the day.  The event had the impact it did because Israel is so prominent in Bible prophecy that the end times events just could not take place without a nation of Israel.  Yet, Israel had not been a nation for more than 1800 years.  But now, here they are.  Few of the other nations that existed in biblical times still exist today and those that have ceased to exist (the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, and the Girgashites) are no where to be found.  No one is walking around saying “I am a Hittite.”  But Israel is back and they are governing in their land. 

Israel as a nation is a requirement for the implementation if God’s revealed plan for future events.  Hence, we should be reminded that things are ready for the rapture, the anti-christ, and all of the other end times events.  My Christian brothers and sisters, be ready, be pure, be a bride prepared for the arrival of her bride groom. Because our Lord cometh!



 

FUN STUFF


Don't let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.



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Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited.....
Until you try to sit in their pews.
 
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Many folks want to serve God
 
But only as advisers.
 


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It is easier to preach ten sermons
 
Than it is to live one.


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The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, But mosquitoes come close.
 

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When you get to your wit's end,
You'll find God lives there.
 

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People are funny; they want the front of the bus, Middle of the road, And back of the church.
 

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Opportunity may knock once,
But temptation bangs on the front door forever.
 

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Quit griping about your church;
 
If it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
 


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If a church wants a better pastor,
It only needs to pray for the one it has.
 

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We're called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.


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God Himself doesn't propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
 

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Some minds are like concrete
 
Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
 

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Peace starts with a smile.
 

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I don't know why some people change churches;
What difference does it make which one you stay home from?


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Be ye fishers of men. You catch 'em - He'll clean 'em.


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Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.


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Don't put a question mark where God put a period.


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Don' t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.


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Forbidden fruits create many jams.
 

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God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
 

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God grades on the cross, not the curve.


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God loves everyone,
But probably prefers 'fruits of the spirit' over 'religious nuts!'


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God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.


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He who angers you, controls you!
 

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If God is your Co-pilot, swap seats!
 

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Prayer:
Don't give God instructions, just report for duty!
 

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The task ahead of us is never as
great as the Power behind us.
 

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The Will of God never takes you to where the
Grace of God will not protect you.
 

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We don't change the message, The message changes us.

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You can tell how big a person is
By what it takes to discourage him/her.


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The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.
 

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If this blessed you in a profound way today,
 
Share it with a few friends to bless them!
 
I bet someone else will LOVE it too.
 


There is no greater treasure than a good friend!
 


 


 

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MY DISCLAIMER:

I probably do not agree with everything that anyone has to say, nor have I ever totally agreed with anyone I have met in life. This probably includes you. And there probably isn't anyone out there who agrees with everything I believe or have to say either. I am not your spiritual father, teacher, and definitely not your Lord or the Holy Spirit, nor am I your priest (See Matt23:8-10, Heb3:1, 1Peter2:9, etc). If I only referenced sources that I considered perfect, then I probably wouldn't be able to reference any, including my own. Now that I have said that, I do believe there is truth to be found in every teaching I do. It is up to you and the Holy Spirit in you to discern what is good, and to ponder or reject the rest. So, that is all I have to say about that, thus ending my disclaimer.

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