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4/18/21 The Only Way to Know God.

 

We know that the Lord Jesus will come for us, His true Church, at any moment but when you suddenly stand before Him... will you know Him intimately or will He be somewhat a stranger to you?  To Jeremiah, God said: 'Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord,' Jeremiah 29:12  He would only be found by the one who sought Him with all their heart.

What does that even mean, to seek God with your whole heart?  Most obviously, it means that we are not covering over sin in our heart, holding on to some sin that so easily entangles us:

Rejoice in the Lord, Always!                                                                        

Paul wrote: 'Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.' Philippians 3:1

Have you ever noticed... God commands us to rejoice in Him!  Paul knew that the joy in his salvation was key to his walk in the Lord and his walk through this World.  Our choice to rejoice, to have joy, is coupled with our choice to be thankful, to thank God in everything... not just the things we happen to believe are good things.  In fact, everything that God brings into our lives is for our good.

'Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever... Let those who fear the Lord

4/9/21 Why is this so difficult? 

Many today, and I do mean many... hate the truth of the Rapture, that the Lord Jesus Christ will remove His Bride, the true Church, before the terrible times of the Tribulation.

I won't go into the many proof texts in Scripture, that is not my point in this short post.  But I do want to address the first lie that 'they' always put forth in attempting to refute the truth of God's Word.  They always say, 'The Rapture is found nowhere in the Bible... nowhere!'  That is their first lie.

Let's look at the two areas of Scripture where the Rapture is... not just alluded to but actually stated... one refers to the Church while the other refers to one of the Apostles. 

4/11/21  But I denied Jesus...                                                 

Jesus said, 'Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.' Luke 12:8

And: 'Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.' Matthew 10:33

Many believers live in fear that Jesus was speaking of them when He said this; they fear because they can remember times when they were silent, from fear, and did not speak the name of Jesus Christ.  Or, they actually said something, again, out of fear that was, in effect, denying the Lord Jesus Christ.

China on the Move

The Bible tells us that near the end of the 7 year Tribulation, just before the Lord Jesus Christ returns, in power and glory at Armageddon, the Euphrates River will be stopped to allow the 'Kings of the East,' which will undoubtedly be led by China, to cross as they travel to Israel for the final Battle of Armageddon: 'Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.    Rev 16:12