2018 Archived Blogs
1st Quarter Blogs
Week of 1/1-5 (B1;18)
God's TRUE & POWERFUL Epistemic Source: His Holy Word
Psalm 1 (NKJV)
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he
meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings
forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and
whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives
away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the
ungodly shall perish.
"Alleluia" YHVH God! We praise Thee, oh God Most High.
Your Word is glorious, a miracle for those who would be wise
and humble enough to take it in. As You know, Lord, my wife
and I recently read various passages in Your Word and my (!)
how Your Word continues to be light unto our path which nurtures
like nothing else can. We, today, through Your generous mercy
and grace, are trees with robust leaves and luscious fruit. Thank
You for Psalm 88 (WOW! ... WOE!), Jeremiah 32:17-19 and
Matthew 18! You are SO generous in extending Your divine
encouragement in these dark days. Shine Jesus shine!
Even so, please come quickly dear Lord. Amen
Week of 1/8-12 (B2;18)
God's Insightful LIGHT Regarding The End Of Days
II Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV - bold emphases ours)
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal,
despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of
pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness
but denying its power. And from such people turn away.
Lord God, some take Your mandate here to be harsh. Some
actually go on to reject Your protective Counsel: " ... from
such people turn away." Lord, help us to understand You
have not asked us to sink with the worldly ship! In fact, Lord,
You direct us to the contrary - You call us to endure and to do
so in the context of holy overcoming as we abide in Your holy
Son. THANK YOU for loving us so. And thank You for the
other side of this coin : You, in Your loving kindness toward
the lost, continue to direct us to be in the world - as Your
lights - but not of the world. Lord, help us better balance these
two aspects of life in Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son. Allow us,
please, Your discernment as we seek to balance our deeds of
Good News proclamation in light of some of Your other clear
Counsel ... like separating from the world. And help us avoid
judging other Family members wrongly when they balance
differently than we do but who are listening to Your voice as
to how You want them to act upon Your precious Counsel.
For the protection of Your sheep we ask ... unto Your glory
and praise. In Jesus Christ's holy name we pray. Amen
P.S. For additional end-time Counsel, CLICK HERE
Week of 1/15-19 (B3;18)
God's Truth VS. Traditions Of Men
Matthew 15:1-11 (NKJV ; emphases ours)
Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came
to Jesus, saying, "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition
of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat
bread." He answered and said to them, "Why do you also trans-
gress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For
God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' ;
and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever
profit you might have received from me is a gift to God" - 'then
he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made
the commandments of God of no effect by your tradition.
Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 'These
people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with
their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they wor-
ship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
(Also see Mt. 16:5-12 where our Lord continues making this
emphasis of God's sound doctrine VS. the doctrine of men.)
Father God, my how Your beloved Son modeled Your ways! Help us,
we pray, follow His example as we press on as Your Ambassadors in
Christ Jesus. Help us to better discern the leaven of today's faulty
religious leaders. May Your Word continue to be our Truth foundation
through which we are able to rightly expose today's faulty doctrines
of contemporary spiritual teachers. And as we know Your Truth, we
praise You that You have indeed, and continue, indeed, to set us
free - THANK YOU oh Lord God Most High! In the blessed name
of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
Week of 1/22-26 (B4;18)
The End-Time THEME Of Deception
God WARNS about the plethora of deception during the End of Days.
Here's only some of His protective Counsel on this pertinent matter ...
I Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will
depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines
of demons ...
II Timothy 4:3, 4
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but
according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they
will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears
away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Matthew 24:4, 5
And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one
deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the
Christ,' and will deceive many."
[Jesus continues to teach on end-times saying] Then many false
prophets will rise up and deceive many.
[Our Lord continues to speak to the days of the end following
the cutting short of the great tribulation by teaching] Then if
anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!'
do not believe it . For false christs and false prophets will rise
and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible,
even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore
if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out;
or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it.
NB: The 3 rounds of deceptive false teachings of Mt. 24 (above)
take place at different times during the end of days given
the data of the chapter! Thank You Lord Jesus, for warning
us about these eternally significant matters!
The above passages are taken from the New King James Version,
Dear Shepherd of our eternal souls, THANK YOU. Thank You
for forewarning us about the end-time wolves in sheep's clothing.
Your Word is a lamp to our feet indeed! We PRAISE You, kind
Father God. In the name above all names we pray. Amen
For an address (article) on deception via censorship, CLICK HERE.
Week of 1/29 - 2/2 (B5;18)
The SIN Of Blaming God
Job 1:20-22 (NLT ; emphasis ours)
Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head
and fell to the ground before God. He said, "I came naked from my
mother's womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die. The
LORD gave me everything I had, and the LORD has taken it away.
Praise the name of the LORD!" In all of this, Job did not sin by
Father, help us to follow Job's example in praise even when
difficult days are upon us. And LORD, help us avoid the temptation
to blame You during this time when Your righteous judgments are
being poured out upon the earth due to the rebellion of our day.
Father, we dare NOT follow in the footsteps of the earth dwellers
who will, one day, as they incur the awful fury of Your Bowls of
Wrath, shake their fists in rebellious response to Your just
judgment. [see Rev. 16 for literal details as to just how they will
respond] Lord, help us to PRAISE You in all things, even during
the days when we are persecuted for righteousness' sake. Yes,
Lord, thank You once again for Psalm 88 and other places in
Your Word which speak to Your actions (Psalm 109, included!) -
even wrathful ones - through which Your will is accomplished
unto Your glory and praise. Please have mercy oh God Most
High. In Christ Jesus' holy and precious name we pray, amen.
Week of 2/5-9 (B6;18)
God's Call: ENDURANCE
But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
(Matthew 24:13 ; NKJV ; emphasis ours)
While we could simply quote this one passage as sufficient
grounds for persevering in Christ Jesus our Lord, we discern
the NEED to further encourage. Please read on as to what
His Word clearly states regarding this important end-time
quality. CLICK HERE for further Counsel.
Father YHVH God, You've been very clear about apostasy,
falling away, luke-warmness, departure from the faith, etc.
during the days of the end. THANK YOU! Help us, we pray,
to accept and honor the full Counsel of Your Word concerning
this matter. Help us balance whereby we avoid the many
deceptions of half truths. Thank You for, in Your mercy and
grace, providing us the means to overcome. May we abide
in Your Vine; may we walk in Your Spirit. Unto Your glory and
praise we pray, amen.
Week of 2/12-16 (B7;18)
On End-Time Righteousness
Romans 12:9-21 & 13:11-14 ; NKJV
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling
to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with
brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly
in prayer, distributing to the needs of the saints, given to
hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not
curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those
who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not
set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for
evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If
it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably
with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather
give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I
will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "If your enemy is
hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so
doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be
overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ...
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time
to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than
when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at
hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and
let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in
the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness
and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
II Peter 3:11, 14 (NKJV)
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner
of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness ...
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent
to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless ...
Precious, HOLY Father, thank You for the MANY passages
which speak to separation from the world and the carnal
things of the world. God Most High, please help imbalanced
churches who think they can be friends with the world. Help
them understand that they cannot - even in Your eyes - be
(friends). Please remind them that friendship with the world
is enmity against You and that You, as You did with Your
compromised Old Covenant people Israel, will judge the
lukewarm. Dear Savior, guide us as we continue to be Your
Ambassadors who press on in loving proclamation - to the
world - the message of salvation from sin and death through
Jesus Christ Your beloved Son. Help us, dear Lord, who
seek to obey You in separating from the world, to be ongoing
lights to the world and to carnal churches, lights which point
to You and Your kind mercy and grace if we would but humble
ourselves and repent. Thank You, Father, for Luke 18:9-14.
Help us to walk, in mind and action, therein; help us to love
as Your Son, Jesus Christ, loved. Unto Your glory and
praise we pray, in Christ Jesus' holy name, amen.
A "P.S." based on James 1:21-25 ...
IF our response to this call (to walk in righteousness) is flesh based,
actions therefrom are fruitless, for it's the LORD Who needs to build
(even) this house. IF, on the other hand, our active responses to His
Word on this matter of righteous living are based on His moving
in our lives - through our abiding in the Vine (John 15) and walking
in His Spirit (Galatians 5) - then there's precious justification for the
ongoing celebration of Philippians 1:6. What GRACE! Praise
to His dear name.
Week of 2/19-23 (B8;18)
God's Call: "WATCH!"
Mark 13:37 (NKJV)
( Our Lord Jesus speaking ... ) "And what I say to you,
I say to all: Watch!"
Selected verses from Luke 21 (NKJV) - Jesus Christ
continuing to speak, especially to those listening:
" ... And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the
stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them
from fear and the expectation of those things which are
coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be
shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud
with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to
happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your
redemption draws near."
Dear Father of our soon-coming King, Jesus Christ, thank
You for Your caring Counsel to us, Counsel of warning about
the end-time dangers currently raging. Help us, please, to
endure in love (see Mt. 24:12) by pressing on in Your King-
dom work of Gospel proclamation and Discipleship activity.
Thank You for reminding us NOT to grow weary in well
doing. Thank You for Your Counsel which calls us to very
specific end-time perspective during these days of the
end. THANK YOU for the insights You have so graciously
provided - wisdom as to just how to walk victoriously in
Christ Jesus Your Son before His initial appearing. May
we be Your lights during this dark hour, unto Your glory
and praise. In the holy name of Jesus Christ our Lord -
Your beloved Son in Whom You were and continue to be
well pleased - we pray. Amen
Week of 2/26 - 3/2 (B9;18)
God's End-Time Forewarning: APOSTASY
Matthew 24:9-11 (ESV ; emphasis ours)
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death,
and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And
then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one
another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many
II Thessalonians 2:1-3 (NKJV ; emphasis ours)
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon
shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by
letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let
no one deceive you by any means, for that day will not come
unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is
revealed, the son of perdition. ...
I Timothy 4:1 (NKJV ; emphasis ours)
Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will
depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and
doctrines of demons ...
We would include this encouragement: Please also include
(in your Bible reading on this theme of "apostasy") our Lord's
letters to His churches, for these words of Counsel paint the
perspective God wants His end-time Church to embrace as
we walk through these end of days.
Dear Savior and soon-coming King, THANK YOU for kindly
instructing us through Your Word as You have. We PRAISE
You for being faithful to us in what You say. You have predicted
falling away in these days of the end and that's exactly what we
are discerning/seeing. Help us understand that apostasy includes
the possibility of eternal separation from You - that certain con-
cessions to the world will keep some out of eternal existence in
Your awesome presence. As we bow to the full Counsel of Your
revelation to us, impress upon our minds, please, that You are
ever faithful to Your promises - ALL of them, including the ones
which speak to this grave issue of falling away from the faith.
In light of Your Counsel concerning endurance, help us better
understand Your statement: "Those who endure to the end will
be saved." Help us grow in further discernment regarding the
full scope of Your revelation about SALVATION. Unto Your
glory and praise, for our best interests and for the interests
of the lost, we pray, in Your holy name, amen.
Week of 3/5-9 (B10;18)
Matthew 24:9-14 (ESV)
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to
death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's
sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another
and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise
and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be
increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one
who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of
the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world
as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be
made to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues;
yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that
he offers God service. And these things they will do to you
because they have not known the Father nor Me.
... We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom
(The above 2 passages are taken from the NKJV Bible.)
Glorious Father, thank You so for Your forewarning concerning this
matter of end-time persecution. Help us embrace Your perspective
which was so perfectly modeled by Your Son - praise to Your holy
name. Help us view the ongoing sufferings of Christ of Your true
people as a blessing. Help us to remain faithful and respond to
dark opposition with the mind of Christ, in part, as expressed in
Mt. 5:10-12. Yes Lord, help us rejoice as we incur the sufferings
of Your Son unto Your glory and praise.
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Week of 3/12-16 (B11;18)
FLEE Personal Idolatry
I John 5:21 (NKJV)
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen
Dear Darling of Heaven, help us better discern our own personal
idols which might, if held in esteem above You, keep some out of
heaven. Lord, protect us from our own manifestations of the carnal
self. Yes, Lord, please embolden us to say NO to those idols which
will keep people out of everlasting life with You if they bow to con-
cessions of eternally consequential degree. Lord, may no one
compromise the doctrine of Your Son (II John 7-11). Lord, may no
one who names Your name bow to the mark of the beast whereby
their names are omitted from the Lamb's Book of Life. And, caring
Shepherd, help us to further discern the other contemporary idols
which potentially direct us to spiritual adultery leading to eternal
damnation. In Jesus Christ's holy name I pray, amen.
Week of 3/19-23 (B12;18)
God's Call: Be READY!
In light of where we are (on the prophetic calendar), we strongly
encourage readiness in the context of both material and
Material (e.g., means to have food in the lean days ahead)
preparedness includes application of this passage:
Matthew 24:44-47 (NKJV ; emphasis ours)
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming
at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise
servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to
give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant
whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over
all his goods.
Spiritual readiness, given the growing hostility against God's
people in Jesus Christ, includes the application of the per-
spectives which are articulated in this passage:
Matthew 5:10-16 (NKJV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness'
sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you
when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of
evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be
exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for
so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. You
are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how
shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be
thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the
light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be
hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the
house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may
see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Lord God, we praise You for gracing us with discernment
through Your Word and Your Holy Spirit. May we "abound
more and more" in this perspective of readiness/preparedness.
May we trust You through the process, including the expressing
of trust by acting upon Your mandates which speak to things
YOU want Your people to be about (doing) before the 3rd Seal
of Revelation 6 is opened. Help us to be doers of Your Word
and not hearers only. In the sweet and holy name of Your
beloved Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
A SPECIAL Easter Blog
Think On These Things
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things
are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are
pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of
good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praise-worthy - meditate on these things.
The news channels sure neglect the promotion of the above
in what they choose to report on day by day. Today we're
encouraging the application of the verse above. Yes, let's
do just that regarding the GREATEST of all events in human
history. Let's ponder, through the devotional reading of God's
Word, the closing days of our Lord Jesus Christ before His
loving passion on our behalf. Here's a suggested reading
schedule through April 1st ...
And we'll assume all readers won't necessarily view this on
Friday, March 23rd. Note: The numbers below are CHAPTERS
of the book (to read for that day.)
Date Matthew Mark Luke John
3/25 21 14
3/26 22 15
3/27 23 11 19 16
3/28 24 12 20 17
3/29 25 13 21 18
3/30 26 14 22 19
3/31 27 15 23 20
4/1 28 16 24 21
Dear Lord, please pour out Your Holy Spirit on those who take
the time to seek Your face through this devotional reading in
preparation for our Resurrection Sunday celebrations! Thank
You for loving us so. Thank You for calling us to think on things
that are significantly bright in these days of great darkness. We
praise Your holy name. In the name above all names - in the
name of Jesus Christ Your beloved Son our Savior we pray.
Week of 3/26-30 (B13;18)
Our 2018 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (April - June)
April 1 Daniel 1
April 2 Daniel 2
... etc. ...
April 11 Daniel 11
April 12 Daniel 12
April 13 John 13
April 14 John 14
April 15 John 15
April 16 John 16
April 17 I Tim. 4
April 18 II Tim. 3
April 19 II Tim. 4
April 20 II Thes. 2
April 21 I Thes. 4
April 22 I Thes. 5
April 23 I Cor. 15
April 24 Mt. 24
April 25 Mt. 25
April 26 I John 1
April 27 I John 2
April 28 I John 3
April 29 I John 4
April 30 I John 5
May 1 Revelation 1
May 2 Rev. 2
... etc. ...
May 21 Rev. 21
May 22 Rev. 22
May 23 Hebrews 5
May 24 Heb. 6
May 25 Heb. 7
May 26 Heb. 8
May 27 Heb. 9
May 28 Heb. 10
May 29 Heb. 11
May 30 Heb. 12
May 31 Heb. 13
June 1 Psalm 131
June 2 Psalm 132
June 3 Psalm 133
... etc. ...
June 18 Psalm 148
June 19 Psalm 149
June 20 Psalm 150
June 21 John 14
June 22 John 16
June 23 Mark 13
June 24 Matthew 24
June 25 Matthew 25
June 26 Luke 12
June 27 Luke 17
June 28 Luke 21
June 29 Revelation 2
June 30 Revelation 3
Precious Creator God, thank You for Your kind and generous
revelation to us concerning the end of days. Thank You so for
making man in Your image - man and woman! We bow our knees
in worship to You, the One True God. Help us, Father. Help us
apply Your "to do" mandates whereby we continue as salt and
light in this dark world. Open our eyes to this reality: To love
You is to honor and obey Your loving Counsel to us. In the
sweet name of Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen
A special end-of-quarter blog ...
A Message of HOPE & RESURRECTION Praise
Dear global inhabitants,
God has clearly communicated HIS most basic message to us:
Humanity has a problem: SIN & the consequence of SIN is
both physical & spiritual (eternal) DEATH.
God loves His special creation made in His image (man) such
that He is willing to SAVE us from that which all of humanity
has not been able to save us from: SIN and DEATH.
God has come - Immanuel - as the Son of God, Jesus Christ to:
1. Pay for the SIN of all of mankind through His blood by dying
on the cross - Good Friday's celebration!
2. Erase the consequence of SIN - death - by His victory over death
through His resurrection - Resurrection Sunday's celebration!
One CONDITION is required to apply God's provision over sin
and death: One MUST receive God's gift in the person and work
of Jesus Christ in order to activate, personally, this gift of forgive-
ness of sin and eternal life which the one true and glorious Creator
YHVH God has made available to all ... to whosoever will.
In HIM - in Christ alone - we find our solutions to sin and death;
In HIM - in Christ alone - we are offered salvation unto life eternal.
One must personally acknowledge and repent of his/her sin AND
accept by faith, God's mercy and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you IN CHRIST today? If NOT, please CLICK HERE
for directions to enter into Life in Him.
If you are IN CHRIST today, please consider this message
"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which
I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does
them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a
house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when
the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and
could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. BUT he who
heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the
earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently;
and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
(Luke 6:46-49 ; NJKV ; emphases ours ; also see Mt. 7:13-29)
Dear Savior God, thank You for dying for the sins of man.
Thank You for Your glorious victory over death through Your
resurrection. Father, thank You for creating all things through
Your eternal Word - God with us - Who came to seek and to
save the lost. Thank You for Your Son, our Savior - Christ
Jesus our Lord. And thank You, Lord Jesus, for sending
Your Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God. We praise You for the
glorious heavenly blessings in Christ Jesus as we walk in
Your Spirit unto Your glory and praise. Blessed be! You,
oh Most High YHVH God. Even so, please come quickly
Lord Jesus! Amen
2nd Quarter Blogs
Week of 4/2-6 (B14;18)
God's Holy Word: FOREVER Powerful & True
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word
of our God stands forever.
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one
of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
Psalm 119:89, 160
[ Jesus Christ speaking ] Do not think that I came
to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come
to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you,
till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one
tittle will by no means pass from the law till all
Matthew 5:17, 18
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God
may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every
II Timothy 3:16, 17
For the word of God is living and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even
to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.
( passages quoted from the NKJ version of the Bible )
Father God, thank You for Your revelation to us concerning
You being Truth. And thank You for caring so for us that You
have revealed crucial Truths to us concerning You and our
upcoming eternal existence. Help, please, the unbelieving
to know their eternal state is only bright in You. Move them
to better discern the truths which Your Son proclaimed
concerning the awful state of the one sent to the Lake of
Fire. And help Your people in Christ Jesus Your Son heed
Your Counsel regarding the importance of enduring to the
end. Yes precious God of glory, God of grace, thank You
for Your love letter to us in Your Word. In Jesus Christ's
holy name we pray. Amen
Week of 4/9-13 (B15;18)
The 10 Kings
You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This
great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before
you; and its form was awesome. This image's head was
of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs
of bronze, its legs or iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of
clay. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands,
which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke
them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver,
and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff
from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them
away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone
that struck the image became a great mountain and filled
the whole earth.
This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it
before the king. You, O king [ King Nebuchadnezzar ], are
a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a
kingdom, power, strength, and glory; and wherever the
children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the
birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand,
and has made you ruler over them all - you are this head
of gold. But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior
to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which
shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall
be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces
and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that
kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others.
Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's
clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided;
yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you
saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes
of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the
kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you
saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with
the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another,
just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of
these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom
which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall
not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the
mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the
iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold - the
great God has made known to the king what will come
to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its
interpretation is sure.
Daniel 2:31-35, 36-45
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came
and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the
judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with
whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the
inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of
her fornication." ... I saw the woman, drunk with the blood
of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And
when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. But the
angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the
mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her,
which has the seven heads and the ten horns. ... The ten
horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no
kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as
kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will
give their power and authority to the beast. These will make
war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for
He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are
with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."
Revelation 17:1, 2, 6, 7, 12-14
The passages above are taken from the NKJV ; emphases ours.
Lord, may we follow the correct and most appropriate example
of King Nebuchadnezzar and fall on our faces in worshipful
awe of You. Thank You for Daniel 2:46, 47. May we, Your
Church, be wise enough to say, "NO!" to the antichrist who
will depose three of the soon-to-appear kings of the days of
the end and, together with the other beast, set up another
image of great darkness [ cf. Daniel 3 ]. In Your kind mercy
and grace, let the reader, Lord, understand. In Jesus Christ's
precious name, amen.
A question to seriously ponder:
Could MBS be a possible candidate for the antichrist?
Please use explicit Bible data when you research this question.
Week of 4/16-20 (B16;18)
The THREE Kings Of Daniel 7
Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold,
the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And
four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from
the other." ... "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold,
a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had
huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and
trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the
beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I was con-
sidering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one,
coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns
were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were
eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous
words." ... "I watched then because of the sound of the pompous
words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was
slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame." ...
"Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which
was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its
teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in
pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet; and the ten horns
that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before
which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth
which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater
than his fellows. I was watching; and the same horn was making
war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the
Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of
the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to
possess the kingdom. Thus he said: The fourth beast shall be
a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all other
kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, trample it and break
it in pieces. The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from
this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; he shall be
different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings.
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall
persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change
times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand for
a time and times and half a time.
Daniel 7:2, 3, 7, 8; 11; 19-25* ...
(the quotation above is taken from the NKJV)
Lord God omniscient and omnipotent, please help Your
Saints in Your Son, Jesus Christ, maintain/persevere in
the Daniel 7:26, 27 perspective whereby we are strongly
encouraged to heed Your Counsel to endure to the end.
Thank You for Your mandate to do so - so clearly given by
Your Son [as recorded in Mark 13:13]. We PRAISE You most
kind and protective Shepherd of our souls. Amen
* Amazing predictions indeed, yet, in the unfolding of it all,
another one of those "but God" chapters opens - see
verse 26! :-)
Week of 4/23-27 (B17;18)
How GREAT Is Our God
King David enjoyed a bigger-picture perspective.
Here's a small part of his song of praise to the LORD:
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
Each day proclaim the good news that He saves.
Publish His glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things He does.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be revered above all gods.
The gods of other nations are merely idols,
but the LORD made the heavens!
Honor and majesty surround Him;
strength and beauty are in His dwelling.
I Chronicles 16:23-27 ; NLT ; emphases ours
And in this context, please recall this:
(Jesus Christ speaking) " ... I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me." (see John 14:6 ; NKJV)
Holy Triune God, we praise You. We thank You for
Your mercy and grace. Your mercies are new every
morning; Your grace is sufficient and sweet. We bow
our knees in humble adoration oh everlasting Father.
Please come quickly Lord Jesus. Amen
Week of 4/30 - 5/4 (B18;18)
The 3rd Seal Of Revelation 6
When He [the Lamb] opened the third seal, I [John] heard
the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked,
and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair
of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of
the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a
denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and
do not harm the oil and the wine.
(Revelation 6:5, 6 ; NKJV)
Priceless Protective Shepherd: There is NONE like Thee!
We praise You concerning how You have walked with Your
covenant peoples over the past six millennia. You are,
indeed, merciful and holy. Blessed be. Thank You that
we - the final generation of Your eternal New Covenant
people in Jesus Christ Your Son - are SAFE in Your
loving hands ... even through martyrdom if that be our
lot. Help us Father. Help us rightly prepare - in mind,
material provision and spirit - whereby we heed Your
Counsel toward being properly watchful so that we
avoid the failure of the Sardis Church [see Rev. 3:1-6].
We don't want to be those who find ourselves unpre-
pared for the theif-in-the-night appearing of our Savior.
Instead, Lord God, we desire to be Your Ambassadors
during the early part of the Day of the Lord before our
final trumpet rapture gathering whereby we miss Your
wrath when it is poured out during the Bowls of Wrath.
All-knowing Father, thank You for Your Counsel in
I Thes. 5! May we be doers of Your Word unto Your
glory and praise. In the name of the Lamb of God
Who takes away the sin of the world ... in the name
of Your dear Son in Whom You are well pleased, amen.
Week of 5/7-11 (B19;18)
The Debut Of The Antichrist, The Man Of Lawlessness
After this I [Daniel] saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth
beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron
teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the
residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that
were before it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns,
and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them,
before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots.
And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a
mouth speaking pompous words. ... I was watching; and the
same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing
against them ... The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise
from this kingdom. And another shall rise after them; he shall
be different from the first ones, and shall subdue three kings.
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, and
shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to
change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his
hand for a time and times and half a time. But the court shall be
seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and
destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the
greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be
given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom
is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors
have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce
features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall
be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully,
and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and
also the holy people. Through his cunning he shall cause
deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself
in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He
shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be
broken without human means. And the vision of the evenings
and mornings which was told is true; therefore seal up the
vision, for it refers to many days in the future.
There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the
glorious kingdom; but within a few days he shall be destroyed,
but not in anger or in battle. And in his place shall arise a vile
person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he
shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
With the force of a flood they shall be swept away from before
him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant. And
after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for
he shall come up and become strong with a small number of
people. He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places
of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not
done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the
plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans
against the strongholds, but only for a time.
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon
shaken, in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by
letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let
no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come
unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is
revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts him-
self above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that
he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he
is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you
I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining,
that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of
lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains
will do so untill He is taken out of the way. And then the
lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume
with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness
of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according
to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying
wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those
who perish, because they did not receive the love of the
truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God
will send them strong delusion, that they should believe
the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not
believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Daniel 7:8, 21, 24-27 ; Daniel 8:23-26 ; Daniel 11:20, 21-24
and II Thessalonians 2:1-12 (NKJV)
And please note qualities of the antichrist in the New
Testament book of 1 John.
Also see page 185 - titled "Future Events to Ponder" - in our
book, The Final Trumpet Rapture Gathering: An Introduction
for further contemporary cultural affairs most important to
our well being. Note the left column.
Omniscient Father God, we once again offer sincere and deeply
humble praise to You for graciously revealing to us Your Counsel
regarding the end of days - our days. Open our eyes, please, that
we may behold awesome things which Your Word speaks to con-
cerning the days around the public emergence of the little horn,
the antichrist. In the name of Jesus Christ Your Son we pray, amen.
Week of 5/14-18 (B20;18)
Our OMNISCIENT Informant
Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works
of Him who is perfect in knowledge?
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and
knows all things.
I John 3:20
I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not
give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the
former things have come to pass, and new things I declare;
before they spring forth I tell you of them. ... Remember the
former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end
from the beginning, and from ancient times things that
are not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and
I will do all My pleasure' ...
Isaiah 42:8, 9 ; 46:9, 10
(The passages above are taken from the NKJV ; emphases ours)
YHVH God knows perfectly, encompassing everything,
even the future.
Lord God, as You well know in Your omniscience, one message high-
lighted in the Contact movie was such an example of self deception!
Please open the eyes of the defiant and show them their blatant dis-
regard for Truth. Yes Lord, expose the fallacy they hold, especially
in light of Your Word which speaks to Your foreknowledge of end-
time events. THANK YOU for the powerful analogy of Isaiah 55:8, 9
and the revelation that You've created the vastness of our universe to,
in part, illustrate the degree of Your omniscience. And help us Your
people, Lord! Help us heed Your Counsel concerning our new lives
in Your Son during these end of days. Help us to shine for You in
these days of great darkness. We PRAISE You loving Creator and
Savior. It's in Christ Jesus' holy name we pray, amen.
P.S. God's knowledge of each man (male and female) is MOST
intimate! Jesus' insights as recorded in Matthew 6:8 and
10:30 speak to His knowledge of each and every one of us.
Psalm 139 (e.g., see vv. 1, 2, 4, 16) testifies to the reality
of God's omniscience. Will we respond realistically like
David the psalmist did? - see verse 6
God also knows our greatest need: to be in His Son, the Lord
Jesus. Have YOU placed your trust in Him (by receiving Him
by faith) whereby you are eternally saved from your sin - sin
which brings death and separation from God IF one rejects
His gift of Life in God's only Savior, Jesus Christ?
Week of 5/21-25 (B21;18)
The TAX Imposer Of Daniel 11
There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the
glorious kingdom; but within a few days he shall be destroyed,
but not in anger or in battle. Daniel 11:20 ; NKJV
Many believe, in light of the content of the rest of this eleventh
chapter, the antichrist is described in Daniel 11:21ff. Because
this vile person rises after the one who imposes taxes on the
glorious kingdom, it is reasonable to include this tax imposer
as one of the signs which come prior to the activity of the vile
Father God, as the book of Daniel manifests itself to be Your
written book (written through Daniel) due to the accuracy of
the specific forecast of the global kingdoms which followed the
Babylonian empire, so too does this book speak to very specific
details concerning things which take place before the little horn
fulfills Your prophetic details concerning the covenant, the taking
away of the daily sacrifices and who then goes on to set up the
abomination of desolation. THANK YOU for informing us as
to events which come before the war this one brings against
Your saints. Help us, Father, rightly prepare to be Your lights
during these days, too - for those who remain on the earth
during this fantastic time.
Week of 5/28 - 6/1 (B22;18)
Seals 4 & 5 And The War Against The Saints
When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth
living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold,
a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and
Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a
fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death,
and by the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:7, 8 ; NKJV
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of
those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony
which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How
long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood
on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given
to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a
little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants
and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was
completed. Revelation 6:9-11 ; NKJV
(Also see Daniel 7 & Rev. 13 concerning details about the
three-and-a-half year war against God's Sheep in Christ.)
Holy Father, how much clearer could You have been regarding
the Truth which Your Son declared concerning Your people in
Him: In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good
cheer, for I have overcome the world. May we follow in the
footsteps of Your Son and overcome. And for those who
would be ever so hesitant to receive Your Son's Counsel to
us, Your Church, may You open their eyes to the Truths of
Revelation 2 & 3 as we continue in this final period of global
persecution. Yes, LORD, may we obey Your Son and over-
come, for as He has stated, those who endure to the end will
be saved. In Jesus Christ's victorious name we pray, amen.
Week of 6/4-8 (B23;18)
The Daniel 9:27 Covenant
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
but in the middle of the week ["and for half of the week" ; ESV]
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the
wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
even until the consummation, which is determined, is
poured out on the desolate. Daniel 9:27 ; NKJV / ESV
Dear Shepherd over our souls, THANK YOU for kindly
making known to us some of the important and most
specific events which will take place before Your Son's
initial appearing. At His appearing - which will serve to
begin the day of Christ / the Day of the Lord - may we
watch and be ready in light of Your instructions to the
Sardis church. And Lord, THANK YOU for Your en-
couraging Counsel in I Thes. 5. Please help us, through
Your Spirit's moving in our lives, to be ready such that we
are not caught off guard (that is, unprepared). THANK
YOU, heavenly Father, for warning us as You have. In
the precious name of Your Son, Christ Jesus, we pray,
Week of 6/11-15 (B24;18)
The Setting Up Of The Abomination Of Desolation
[ Jesus Christ speaking: ]
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you
will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many
will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one an-
other. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will
grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And
this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Therefore,
when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads,
let him understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to
take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field
not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are
pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been
since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever
shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh
would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will
be shortened." Matthew 24:9-22 ; NKJV
Lord God, Your Son taught us SO many things in this passage.
Help us to discern the man of lawlessness when he is revealed.
Please shine through us whereby we serve as Your Ambassadors
during this time of war against Your Saints. May we endure to
the end as You have so clearly instructed. With praise to YOU,
Oh God Most High. Amen
Week of 6/18-22 (B25;18)
Our 2018 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (July - September)
Father God, the entirety of Thy Word is Truth!
Oh Lord, please bring on, as You promise,
Isaiah 55:10, 11.
July 1 Daniel 1
July 2 Daniel 2
... etc. ...
July 11 Daniel 11
July 12 Daniel 12
July 13 Mark 13
July 14 John 14
July 15 I Cor. 15
July 16 I Thes. 4
July 17 Revelation 11
July 18 Revelation 14
July 19 II Thes. 2
July 20 I Thes. 5
July 21 I Tim. 4
July 22 II Tim. 3
July 23 II Tim. 4
July 24 Titus 3
July 25 James 5
July 26 I John 1
July 27 I John 2
July 28 I John 3
July 29 I John 4
July 30 I John 5
July 31 II & III John
August 1 Rev. 1
August 2 Rev. 2
... etc. ...
August 21 Rev. 21
August 22 Rev. 22
August 23 Psalm 53
August 24 Psalm 54
August 25 Psalm 55
August 26 Psalm 56
August 27 Psalm 57
August 28 Psalm 58
August 29 Psalm 59
August 30 Psalm 60
August 31 Psalm 61
September 1 Daniel 1
September 2 Daniel 2
(repetition for the sake of emphasis:
Please note how applicable these
chapters are to our present culture!)
... etc. ...
September 11 Daniel 11
September 12 Daniel 12
September 13 Matthew 24
September 14 Matthew 25
September 15 Luke 17
September 16 Luke 21
September 17 John 10
September 18 John 11
... etc. ...
September 27 John 20
September 28 John 21
September 29 Rev. 2
September 30 Rev. 3
Lord, may You, by Your Spirit, bring fruitful blessing
as we seek Your face through the reading of Your holy,
precious Word. In Jesus Christ's name we pray, amen.
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