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CB4B - April, 2021
Discerning False Appeals (Part 2)
On What Basis?
Before we get into some pressing examples of false
teachings within the Church, we need to address a
prerequisite: What is the standard of measurement
used for discerning false appeals?
Simply put: It's the explicit Word of God. Our relational
God knows communication is a key ingredient for healthy
relationships. As a result, He has been most generous to
us in this regard. Yes, He has graciously given His image
to mankind whereby we share, fallen as ours is, His heart in
some precious things. Yes, He has powerfully spoken through
His Creation - general revelation. All these many infallible
proofs are abundant, yes, but He has blessed us with even
more clear communication - His holy Word.
Because we wish to avoid casting our puny judgments on this
matter of false prophetic appeals, we will NOT use, as a standard
of measurement, OUR interpretations of God's Word. No, we
will persist in being His faithful Ambassadors by using His explicit
revelation as a plumb line for defining Truth ... His Truths which
are forever settled in heaven.
Here's an example of what we're getting at by way of the
authoritative standard we humbly employ: Click Here
Here's a contemporary example of our making appeal that it
is the Word of God that must be our authority for faith and
practice: Click Here
Here are some of the passages God has graciously extended
to us on this matter of a sufficient platform for going about
discerning the prophets of our day: Click Here
Lord Jesus, as the eternal Word of God, we thank You
for generously revealing Truth to us. Especially in our
day - a day including great deception - we thank You
for Your protective Counsel. Help us, please. In Your
enduring help through Your Holy Spirit, please shore up
our resolve to submit to Your Truths and put aside the
many satanic "has God said ?" assaults. THANK YOU
Christ Jesus. It's in Your matchless name we pray, amen.
CB4A - April, 2021
A Word About Our Past Commentary Blogs
We continue, by the grace of God, to praise Him for His
leading in our ministry efforts since 2000.
Because He has called us to be "cutting edge" as we ambassador
on His behalf, please understand we have been tasked with a most
particular scope of ministry assignment. Read on for details.
We are "pioneering" in one sense of our ministry efforts. The "new"
end-time ministry ideas we brought during the first two decades of
our service were so new to most that it took a while for our appeals
to be received. Now that many of our messages (though not all)
have been received by those who want to hear what the Bible
actually teaches about our end of days and who wish to discern
present culture thereby, we need to bring the following qualifiers as
we resume our 2021 commentary blog ministry.
1. We affirm ALL of our prior chronological (Click Here) and
thematic (Click Here for present end-time realities ; please
Click Here for future projections) appeals. As God's end-time
Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, we are committed to HIS Truths,
not our own. As a result of our heralding His Truths, our posts
are most truthful - that is, they are, by His grace, faithful to His
Word. (If you disagree with this claim, please contact us with
your thoughts. Thank you)
2. In seeking to be His lights to churches and pastors, we need to
stay on the "cutting-edge" fronts. This means we will minimize
the parroting of our past appeals due to what now has become,
the obvious (e.g., we live in the very end of days just prior to our
Lord's intitial appearing, days where end-time Bible THEMES of
deception, rebellious apostasy, personal idolatry and growing
persecution of the faithful in Jesus Christ are unfolding globally).
Review other examples predicted almost 2,000 years ago by God
in II Timothy 3:1-5.
3. In light of our very different platform - different than many
other popular end-time positions yet most Bible-affirming in
both thematic and chronological appeal - we will, Lord willing, be
addressing CRUCIAL topics which will be emerging soon - during
the years of 2021 - 2025. We bring these "pioneering" messages
due to the NEED to be better prepared for what's ahead. We
proclaim these "calls to the Church" in light of our Lord's clear
mandate that His Church be prepared/sober as we further pre-
pare to enter into the eschatological periods the Bible calls
the war against the Saints, the era of the antichrist and
The Day of the Lord.
4. Our ministry efforts will especially emphasize Gospel proclamation
and Discipleship as our Lord Jesus has commissioned His Church.
We make these prophetic appeals 1) because God has directed us
to do so and, 2) in response to the LOVE He has graciously given
us for His Church. May He be glorified in our labors of tough love.
Dear God Who Provides, thank You for Your generous provisions to
Your Bride-to-be, the faith-driven enduring Church. Thank You for Your
protective Counsel. Help us, Lord, to listen to You as we should. Open
our eyes as we ponder Your Word. Embolden us to be all that You've
called us to be during this time of awesome Kingdom opportunity! And
Lord, please help us to praise You during the difficult moments (as
opposed to cursing You like so many will go on to do as Your righteous
judgments are lovingly extended)! In Jesus Christ's name we pray.
CB3C - March, 2021
Discerning False Appeals (Part 1)
Calling A Spade A Spade
Do you recall the main approach of The Way of the Master
An early part of their Gospel effort, in general, is asking
~ If you steal, what does that make you?
~ If you lie, what does that make you?
~ If you commit adultery of heart (lust), what does that make you?
To make our point in this introductory blog, we'd like to
make a similar observation - one which is factual in practice.
If you teach falsely, what does that make you?
Even more to our point:
If one persists in teaching falsely (even after the errors of the
one teaching falsely are pointed out), it is not true - factually
speaking - that this person is a false teacher ?
The same could be said of a group of folks.
There are many today who persist - even after being shown their
teachings are incorrect in light of Bible Truth - in teaching falsely.
In the context of end-time teaching, there are many teaching
false end-time claims today. Most are aware of their unbiblical
teachings. Yet, for various reasons, they persist in teaching
In this context, they are actually deceivers who mislead God's
Saints in Jesus Christ. Let's be honest and call a spade a spade:
There are many prophetic voices in churches today who teach
falsely thereby deceiving some toward ill-preparedness.
Some deceived by the false teachers are watching (Mark 13:37)
BUT they are watching based on incorrect (unbiblical) foundations.
BEWARE of those who teach falsely, yes, but there's more:
Scripture tells us to stop listening to those who make false
prophetic appeals. Let's discern these false teachers in light of
explicit Bible Truth AND let's stop giving them our listening ears.
Sober (serious) news:
God will judge both the false teachers and those who willfully
choose to accept their unbiblical doctrine. The projected exper-
iential consequences (of embracing false teaching) alone would
serve as incentive toward seeking Bible Truth concerning our
We bring this more difficult factual appeal not because we're
seeking to judge the false teachers but because Truth matters
and because, in Jesus Christ, we sincerely care.
God's Word emphasizes this: Deception will mushroom in the
days of the end. God calls His people in the Lord Jesus to endure
in sound doctrine. May we continue building our house - see
Mt. 7:24-29 - on HIS Truth Foundation, the Word of God.
If we do so, our worldview will be correct, in agreement with
our Creator, Savior, YHWH/YHVH God ... who is Truth and
through whom we can be free indeed.
CB3B - March, 2021
Our 2021 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (April - June)
1 John 17, 18 ; Luke 1
2 John 19 ; Luke 2
3 Isaiah 52, 53 ; Luke 3
4 John 20, 21 ; Luke 4
5 Luke 5
6 Luke 6
... etc. ...
23 Luke 23
24 Luke 24
25 Acts 1
26 Acts 2
27 I Corinthians 15
28 I Thessalonians 4
29 I Thessalonians 5
30 John 14
1 John 1
2 John 2
... etc. ...
20 John 20
21 John 21
22 I Peter 1
23 I Peter 2
24 I Peter 3
25 I Peter 4
26 I Peter 5
27 II Peter 1
28 II Peter 2
29 II Peter 3
30 I John 1 - 3
31 I John 4, 5
1 Daniel 1
2 Daniel 2
... etc. ...
11 Daniel 11
12 Daniel 12
13 Matthew 24, 25
14 Mark 13
15 Luke 12
16 Luke 17
17 Luke 21
18 II John
19 III John
20 Revelation 1, 2
21 Revelation 3, 4
22 Revelation 5, 6
23 Revelation 7, 8
24 Revelation 9, 10
25 Revelation 11, 12
26 Revelation 13, 14
27 Revelation 15, 16
28 Revelation 17, 18
29 Revelation 19, 20
30 Revelation 21, 22
May our LORD bestow His blessings to
the readers and heeders of His Holy Word.
CB3A - March, 2021
Our Divine Sufficiency !
Please read our weekly blog for the week
of 3/22-26 - blog B12;2021 (now posted)
Easter Prayer ...
Holy God, in the midst of all the darkness, Lord, we [God's
Saints in Christ Jesus] praise Your glorious name together.
Father, thank You for our upcoming celebrations this holy
season, including our Lord's Supper participation as we
prepare to worship You on Good Friday and Resurrection
Sunday. As we present our lives as living sacrifices in
praise-filled response to the generous demonstration of
Your holy love, we cry: In our lives, Lord, be glorified, be
glorified; In our lives Lord, be glorified today. In the match-
less name of Your righteous, victorious Son, Christ Jesus
we pray. Amen
Note: We will be resuming our commentary blogs soon.
CB1B - January, 2021
Alvederzane Darling !
Auf Wiedersehen ... Au Revoir.
We've come to a place in our commentary blog ministry
efforts where we feel before our Lord that we've provided,
by our Lord's kind mercy and grace, God's Church in Jesus
Christ with most helpful RESOURCES for this next decade:
2020 - 2029.
Please avail yourself of our online materials - especially
those posted on this site - while they are still available.
And please recall: We are sincerely available to minister
at your (local church or local Christian school) campus if
you'd like further contemporary help in Gospel and
Discipleship ministries. Simply email Jon Swanson at
firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your inquiry.
Before we sign off for a bit,* a few final words toward
Prepared Through Song ...
Our prayer ( sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star )
God of glory, God of grace, help us Lord to seek Thy face.
You who dwell above the earth; You who gave us second birth,
God of glory, God of grace, help us Lord to seek Thy face.
Our Truth confession ( also sung )
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong, they are
[ or Child-like ones to Him belong, we are ]
weak but He is strong!
Yes, Jesus loves me; yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.
[ both Anna Bartlett Warner's poem of 1860 and
William Batchelder Bradbury's hymn are used above ]
Our personal (from individuals wishing to express it) prayer
God of glory, God of grace, help me Lord to seek Thy face.
You who dwell above the earth; You who gave me second birth,
God of glory, God of grace, help me Lord to seek Thy face.
May YHVH / YHWH God bless and keep you during this most
opportunistic - yet dark - season before His glorious return in
His initial appearing.
Goodbye for the present ...
Until we meet again,
Endurance Ministries' service team
* though we will, Lord willing, continue posting both
2021 weekly blogs and new gift handouts.
CB1A - January, 2021
Our 2021 Bible Reading Schedule (January - Resurrection Sunday)
1. Revelation 1
2. Revelation 2
... etc. ...
20. Revelation 20 ; Daniel 1
21. Revelation 21 ; Daniel 2
22. Revelation 22 ; Daniel 3
23. Daniel 4 ; II Peter 1
24. Daniel 5 ; II Peter 2
25. Daniel 6 ; II Peter 3
26. Daniel 7 ; I John 1
27. Daniel 8 ; I John 2
28. Daniel 9 ; I John 3
29. Daniel 10 ; I John 4
30. Daniel 11 ; I John 5
31. Daniel 12 ; Jude
1. Hebrews 1
2. Hebrews 2
... etc. ...
12. Hebrews 12
13. Hebrews 13
14. I Corinthians 13
15. I Corinthians 15
16. I Thes. 4
17. Matthew 24
18. Matthew 25
19. Mark 13
20. Luke 12
21. Luke 17
22. Luke 21
23. Psalm 23 ; Joshua 23
24. Joshua 24
25. I Thes. 5
26. Romans 13
27. II Thes. 2
28. James 5
1. Mark 1
2. Mark 2
... etc. ...
15. Mark 15
16. Mark 16
17. Luke 17
18. Luke 18
19. Luke 19
20. Luke 20
21. Luke 21
22. Luke 22
23. Luke 23
24. Luke 24 ; Matthew 24
25. Matthew 25
26. Matthew 26
27. Matthew 27
28. Matthew 28 ; John 12
29. John 13, 14
30. John 15
31. John 16
1. John 17, 18
2. John 19
3. Isaiah 52, 53
4. John 20, 21
May the LORD add His blessing to the
readers and heeders of His Word.
CB12G - December, 2020
Closing Our 2020 CB Blog Efforts
We begin the close of our 2020 commentary blog
ministry with two sincere benedictions:
1. The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you
and give you His peace -
peace with God IF you are not currently a
believer in His Son - Jesus Christ;
continued peace with God AND the ongoing
peace of God IF you are a new-born in Christ
and are presently abiding in Him / walking in
2. Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling
and to present you faultless before His glorious
presence with exceeding JOY, to the only wise God
our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion and power
both now and evermore. Amen
We conclude our final 2020 blog ministry efforts by
stating one major change in next year's weekly blogs:
RE: Weekly blogs ...
We wish to continue in the mode reflecting our "He must
increase; we must decrease" commitment as it's God's
Word which serves as our foundation of Truth, not our
own meager opinions.
This past year we quoted Bible passages and then simply
went on to close each blog with a related prayer in response
to God's kind revelation.
In 2021, Lord willing, we will be adding one additional element
to our weekly blogs - an addition that's sure, by His mercy and
grace, to bring blessing.
Here's the new blessing: We will also include lyrics from hymns,
choruses or other worship songs in our regular posts. Consider
this to be one example of fruit from our Prepared Through Song
RE: Commentary blogs ...
It has been our custom of late to highlight current cultural
affairs in light of Bible Truths. Lord willing, we will maintain
this approach in 2021, always seeking to be listening to His
Spirit's leading as we go. As a result, we will continue, by
God's grace, in frontline prophetic New Covenant ministry
BUT we will do so after a short sabbatical. Thereafter we
will continue striving to communicate accurate, Bible-based
discernment of our end-of-days global culture in which we
live - today.
Wishing you YHVH/YHWH God's continued significant
blessings in Christ Jesus through 2021,
Endurance Ministries' ministry team
P.S. Do stay in His Word for direction second to none!
CB12F - December, 2020
Might Eschatological PURIM Come Earlier Than Anticipated ?
The following is a revised blog, one we published in April of
2016 - titled, The Call For Purim.
Do you recall the historical account of what is now annually
celebrated as "Purim" ?
The book of Esther in the Old Testament describes a time when
God's people were going to be attacked, robbed and killed. Just
before that period of pillage and murder began, the word went
out that God's people could defend themselves against those
who brought threat.
We take this story and make appeal for contemporary application:
Under the New Covenant in Jesus Christ, we suggest prayerful
consideration of a similar response in the setting of a coming
period of time when hatred will further drive more people to
plunder and kill.
Here's our simple, legal, balanced suggestion:
Abiding under the laws of the land, let's be willing to defend
ourselves and our families as we each deem best. It's okay to
do so! Take measures in accord with your personal convictions
before YHVH/YHWH God. Let's seek to walk in biblical balance
as we live in light of the full Counsel of God's precious Word.
In closing, may our soon-coming Lord Jesus lead us in this
matter of whether or not to take up the sword.
Oh Lord Who provides, please give us Your wisdom as to how
YOU would have us protect ourselves (or not) during the tumul-
tuous times ahead. Allow us mercy and grace to accept various
responses of Family members on this matter whereby we don't
inappropriately judge them outside our rightful place, for You
allow Your people in Christ Jesus precious liberty - multiple
options* on this concern of just how we, in the years ahead,
respond during the raging storm. Thank You for Your Son's
soon coming! Even so, please come quickly Lord Jesus. It's
in His name we pray dear Father. Amen
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own personal responses to end-time conditions. One of
the DVD's main points: A variety of response options
are viable for believers.
CB12E - December, 2020
Anticipating GOD's Hope, Peace And Joy In 2021
How in the world does a born-again follower of Jesus Christ
ongoingly abide in God's hope, peace and joy during these
days of unrest and growing persecution?
The answer to this question is this: One doesn't !
One only finds His hope, peace and joy in God - NOT
in the world. Galatians 3:1-3 ... pretty cool !
So allow me, please, to re-ask the question:
How do new-born Saints in Christ Jesus continue to enjoy
God's hope, peace and joy in these troubled days? God
does His part. May we do ours:
May we continue in His bounty by GUARDING our personal
quiet time with Him. Being in Him - this includes our being in
His Word and in prayer with Him - is essential. If we truly wish
to thrive in the heavenly blessings in Christ Jesus, we must be
spending time with Him. Am I? Are YOU?
The world - definitely including the satan-bound (a real state of
reality!) secular socialists around the globe - does not offer the
glorious fruits of the Abundant Life in Jesus Christ ... nor can it.
Yet another question for believers in God's precious Son:
Are we basking in the precious fruit of the Holy Spirit of God
as we walk in Him ... as we abide in God's Vine? If so, let's
abound more and more.
The day-by-day experiences in our Christ-centered lives are
beautiful indeed. [ We - my wife and I - could, at this juncture,
testify of the AWESOME Bible-based marriage we SO enjoy
in Christ but we'll save sharing the details until our personal
visit with you - if you'd invite us / have us come your way! ]
For now, we simply wish to direct you to a few of our discipleship
handouts, ones fostering God's hope-filled perspective, even in
these dark days. These handouts include many Bible Truths - our
Truth Foundation - and can be found on our gift page at:
1. Perspective As HE Would Have It (Handout #38)
2. Truth Matters: Toward Enduring (Handout #39)
3. Ready Preparedness In Present Apostasy (Handout #42)
4. In The Grand Scheme Of Things (Handout # 58)
Don't miss the sweet blessing found in blog B33;15 - a blog
which is linked on this handout.
We have been called to "watch." Doing so with God's big-picture
perspective in mind is most helpful. In affirming God's end-time
warnings, we are better equipped to walk through the flames ahead
when we think on these things - the things God has said will indeed
come to pass in the closing days just prior to His Son's glorious
As we conclude this article, we ask (for emphasis' sake) :
How can true Christians continue in His precious blessings of
light in our dark day - days of Noah and Lot? Answer:
Let's be thinking on HIS forever-settled-in-heaven Truths as we
fellowship with our holy Creator.
Lord, we praise You for Philippians 4:8, 9 !
CB12D - December, 2020
A Bible CHRISTmas Meditation
Please Click Here for this Christmas blog.
CB12C - December, 2020
A Peanuts CHRISTmas Meditation
Please Click Here for this Christmas blog.
CB12B - December, 2020
A Note To Christians: Please Treat Us As You'd Treat
Our Lord Jesus, Our Fellow Christians and Unbelievers
Jesus Christ was perfectly loving to those He served while
on this earth 2,000 years ago. He was, in His tough-love
service, willing to confront, even to the extent of rightly
charging the religious leaders with hypocrisy ... and then
some: "White-washed tombs" He called them.
Was our Lord erring in this? Absolutely not.
Were the biblical prophets of old sinning when they
brought messages of rebuke? Absolutely not.
In light of the point above, please don't label us as harsh
or unloving or ? ? as we go about living out our Divine
assignemnt of prophetic watchmen-on-the-wall ministry
under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ and under the
direction of God's precious Holy Spirit.
Please know we extend exhortations and/or rebukes NOT
in personal attack of individuals and/or groups but for the
sake of speaking God's Truths in love ... because we care.
Sincerely: The love of Jesus Christ compels us.
In closing: Dear Church, please treat us you'd treat others.*
P.S. We're teachable, so, as some have, please contact
us with your concern(s). We've responded favorably
to some concerns and criticisms shared, especially
those based on the light of the authoritative, Word-of-
God Truth (VS opinion-based concerns and/or
* Included in this request is the related request found in
blog CB2B - February, 2020. (Simply scroll down to
this blog - titled "A Fair Request" - once you click
the link immediately above.)
CB12A - December, 2020
2020: An INTRODUCTION To The Troubled Waters Ahead
Highlighting some of the events of 2020 ...
~ Vile expressions of unrighteousness and hateful acts are
zealously committed by enemies of peace, especially when
they don't get their way. Their demands continue today
and will continue tomorrow as we walk further down the
end of days path.
~ COVID-19 emerges as a global pandemic - hundreds of
thousands die. Additional effects of this virus are coming,
not to mention and develop other coming pestilence.
~ Clear (e.g., ongoing ICANN governance; growing secular
control of communication venues) and subtle Internet
restructuring/configuring efforts mushroom. Instruments
of darkness will continue pressing forward in this activity -
preparation activity fostering further censorship of Bible-
based heralding efforts.
~ Manifestations of deceit, deception and related father-of-lies
activity flourish - e.g., the USA 2020 election vote count. This
quality of darkness will further escalate this next decade.
~ Societal unrest heightens around the globe, especially in
secular, non-socialistic countries - hmmm. Spiritual darkness
will use this authority platform of socialism to promote satan's
brief (and just about final - recall Rev. 20:7-9) quest to bring
humanity under his submission [ Christian,* never forget the
most crucial Divine Chess match with which we're involved.
We KNOW Who wins! ] May we press on in our Faith commit-
ment and say "No!" to spiritual harlotry through apostasy.
~ Food scarcity - starvation for many - and food costs increase.
This concern will continue in greater expression in the days
~ Economic stability weakens; currency issues further pave
the way for a new financial system, one coming soon.
While the above facts have been undeniable parts of our 2020
experience, God's people in Jesus Christ need to remember the
"But God ..." Big Picture blessings.
To be sure, more difficult days are ahead. They will unfold in
light of our Savior's instruction/forewarning/Counsel. We -
God's people - are to walk in the JOY & PEACE of God and in
the LOVE of our Savior as we endure in being His Ambassadors
of [HIS - emphasis necessary] light to a dark, deceived world.
Lord Jesus, have mercy upon us by graciously empowering
us in Your eternal Kingdom efforts of PG-HE (Pertinent, God-
Honoring Evangelism) and CBD (Contemporary Bible
Discipleship). Lord, by faith in Your holy Word, we thank You
for Your but God interventions! Unto our Father's glory and
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Progress - remember Christian ? - email us for details at
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with postage. The "help" is a $5 contribution given we send
out our gift DVDs "priority mail.") And please recall: We only
mail gifts to those residing in the continental USA. We hope
for your understanding on this limitation of ours.
CB11J - November, 2020
JESUS LIVES (vb.) Matters !
In this Thanksgiving Season we take yet another moment to
thank our Creator God for His significant love for mankind.
Father, we thank and praise You for Your love gift of
mercy and grace - Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.
From black bondage to satan (Ephesians 2:1-3)
to white-as-snow freedom over sin (Isaiah 1:18) - WOW!
That He lives for all - including lives yet lost - should be so
attractive to a dying world.
Victory over death should matter ! The offer of eternal life
is as genuine today as it was millennia ago. Click Here
Lord, darkness has a way of counterfeiting or
belittling Your truly significant things. Help us
discern the cheap substitute the Black Lives
Matter * movement is when contrasted to Your
glorious standard of social justice.
* Click Here for some differences between Christ-centered
justice VS the justice of the Black Lives Matter organization.
CB11I - November, 2020
One Of America's TOP Fallacies
In our Postmodern commitment, many have thrown
objective truth to the wind. Some even deny the role
logical fallacies play in helping us retain some degree
of common sense.
Because good help is indeed available in the using of our
God-given minds, we say "NO!" to foolish principles which
occasionally come from the court of public opinion. (Many
of them would have us reject cautions presented through
logical appeal.) As a result, we ask:
Question: What's one TOP American fallacy?
Answer: The Appeal to the Majority
It is considered a fallacy if one uses the appeal of the majority
as the basis to establish truth.
Please allow me to explain using 3 examples.
~ On origins
Evolution. Have you noticed how quiet the faith-
based evolutionary community has become? Why
is this the case?
Their theory is denied by historical, scientific,* rational
and Bible-based warrants. And yet, it seems, most en-
dure in their evolutionary faith. Some continue making
the fallacious claim that the majority of thinkers and
scientists provide sufficient proof for their big-picture
evolutionary fairy tale. (A pretty cool sidebar:
Click Here for evidence that this faulty view of origins
is actually a fulfillment of end-time Bible prophecy!)
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evidence against evolutionary theory. Email us for
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~ On present political affairs [ This political example is
different than the origins example above in that its
basis for claim is dominated by personal conviction
of the voters. ]
Just this month the majority (it seems!) voted in favor of a
change of presidency in the USA. BUT PLEASE understand:
While the past vote - whatever that may be determined
to be - will see the winning candidate in service the next
four years, it will NOT establish the rightness of the
administration on the grand scale picture - no more so
than the majority in Germany established the rightness
of Hitler's rule. (I can hear screaming from our opponents
who will read this - even as I write! In response: Thank
you for your faulty opinion - "faulty" based on God's
Isaiah 55:8, 9 Truths forever settled in heaven.)
One final example - an in-house-to-Christianity one ...
~ On conclusions
Just because a seeming majority of Christians believe
in popular end-time viewpoints ( Click Here for some
specific cases in point), their being in majority does NOT
make the views correct. What matters and what determines
Truth on this topic is this: What does the Word of God actually
teach? That's what matters. ( On an important related topic:
Click Here )
Lord God, in Jesus Christ's name, may we submit to YOUR
Truths on all matters of faith and practice. Amen
CB11H - November, 2020
Revelation 4:8-11 (NKJV)
The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full
of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or
"Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!"
Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and
and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever
and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who
sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and
ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honor and power; for You created all things,
and by Your will they exist and were created."
Revelation 5:8-14 (NKJV)
Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures
and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each
having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are
the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying:
"You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open
its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed
us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and
tongue and people and nation, and have made us
kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign
on the earth."
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around
the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the
number of them was ten thousand times ten thousands,
and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive
power and riches and wisdom, and strength
and honor and glory and blessing!"
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and
under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are
in them, I heard saying:
"Blessing and honor and glory and power be
to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,
forever and ever!"
Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-
four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever
Revelation 19:1-9 (NKJV)
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude
in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor
and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and right-
eous are His judgments, because He has judged the great
harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He
has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her."
Again they said, "Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and
ever!" And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures
fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying,
"Amen! Alleluia!" Then a voice came from the throne, saying,
"Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him,
both small and great!" And I heard, as it were, the voice of a
great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the
sound of mighty thunderings, saying,
"Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!"
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for
the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife
has made herself ready."
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then
he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the
marriage supper of the Lamb!" And he said to me, "These are
the true sayings of God."
Are you humbly exalting the One True, eternal God today ?
If not, Click Here for some most encouraging direction.
Closing Oh KING of kings and LORD of lords,
Prayer please come quickly Lord Jesus. Thank
You for gracing Your people with JOY and
PEACE - JOY to the world ... and on earth,
PEACE, goodwill toward men.
CB11G - November, 2020
In light of the Truths found in the worship tune, How Deep the
Father's Love for Us, we respond in praise-filled song:
Give thanks, with a grateful heart;
Give thanks, the the Holy One;
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son.
[ Repeat ]
And now, let the weak say, "I am strong;"
Let the poor say, "I am rich," because of what
the Lord has done for us.
And now, let the weak say, "I am strong;"
Let the poor say, "I am rich," because of what
the Lord has done for us.
... Give thanks,
Amen Song title: Give Thanks ;
Lyrics by Henry Smith, 1978
CB11F - November, 2020
Psalm 136 (NKJV)
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy
endures forever. Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His
mercy endures forever. Oh, give thanks for the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever. To Him who alone does great
wonders, for His mercy endures forever; to Him who by wisdom
made the heavens, for His mercy endures forever; to Him who
laid out the earth above the waters, for His mercy endures forever;
to Him who made great lights, for His mercy endures forever - the
sun to rule by day, for His mercy endures forever; the moon and
stars to rule by night, for His mercy endures forever. To Him who
struck Egypt in their firstborn, for His mercy endures forever; and
brought out Israel from among them, for His mercy endures forever;
with a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, for His mercy endures
forever; To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, for His mercy endures
forever; and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for His mercy
endures forever; but overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea,
for His mercy endures forever; to Him who led His people through the
wilderness, for His mercy endures forever; to Him who struck down the
great kings, for His mercy endures forever; and slew famous kings, for
His mercy endures forever - Sihon king of the Amorites, for His mercy
endures forever; and Og king of Bashan, for His mercy endures for-
ever - and gave their land as a heritage, for His mercy endures forever;
a heritage to Israel His servant, for His mercy endures forever. Who
remembered us in our lowly state, for His mercy endures forever; and
rescued us from our enemies, for His mercy endures forever; Who
gives food to all flesh, for His mercy endures forever. Oh give thanks
to the God of heaven! For His mery endures forever.
CB11E - November, 2020
How SAD ... But GOD !
The story of Israel's defeat by the Philistines - I Samuel 4, 5
God's people had been defeated by their enemies, even to the
extent of the capturing of the ark of the covenant. I Samuel 4:12-22
especially highlights the degree of despair.
But the story doesn't stop there - it continues ...
BUT GOD ...
The reading of I Samuel 5 speaks for itself - please
take just a moment to read it.
The story of Haman against Mordecai and the Jews - Esther
God's people were about to be destroyed as a result of the
hateful intentions and actions of Haman the Agagite.
But the story doesn't stop there - it continues ...
BUT GOD ...
The reading of the rest of the story speaks for itself - please
take just a moment to read Esther 5 - 9.
And what of current cultural matters ?
The story of God's people's seeming defeat in the spiritual
war against secular socialism
It appears, at present, that God's people in Jesus Christ here
in the United (right!) States will now face a new wave of anti-
God, socialistic advance in the decade to come.
But the story doesn't stop there - it continues ...
BUT GOD ...
The reading of Bible passages which highlight our great God's
ability to redeem even circumstances of growing darkness will
serve as an encouragement to us if we but take the time to
reassure ourselves that we do indeed, by the mercy and grace
of God, remain safe in God's powerful hands. May we go back
to His Word for precious insight second to none.
And what of future cultural matters ?
The story of God's faithful people in Jesus Christ being warred
upon by the world as it follows the spirit of antichrist
But the story won't stop there - it will continue ...
BUT GOD ...
After the final wave of the war against the Saints is
supernaturally stopped - Mt. 24:22 ; Rev. 6:12a - God's
master Chess Plan will see His people rapture-gathered
at the Final Trumpet of Revelation 11.
How then should we NOW be living?
God has been clear on His people enduring to the end. We
will find strength for the days ahead if we but go back to His
precious Word, experience His JOY and PEACE, and thus
press on in His mighty empowering - as we abide in His Vine
and walk in His Spirit - whereby we prove to be His overcomers.
All praise and glory alone be to our YHVH God Most High. Amen
CB11D - November, 2020
NOT Losing Sight Of The Whole
In the blessed light of Hebrews 12:1, 2 [ please read ], we PRAY:
THANK YOU, Lord God, for gracing us with Your Big-Picture
perspective. Help us - Your people in Christ - to abide therein!
Thank You for Your Son and His helpful example to us. Did He
surrender when all seemed so dark in the closing day of His life?
Absolutely not - praise God.
Instead, He, for the JOY that was set before Him, endured
the cross as He despised its shame.
Lord Jesus, Your example continues to help us press on, like
You did - in Your resolve to obey and accomplish the Father's
bidding - as You paid for the sins of mankind on the cross.
Lord, this USA election presents Your Church with yet another
opportunity to once again follow in Your footsteps.
In Your kind mercy and grace, help us do so.
As darkness seems overwhelming at times these days, may
we look to Jesus in light of what's coming. May we thrive
in the fact You exploit darkness for Your rightful praise.
Lord, may we rejoice as we further prepare to incur the
sufferings of Christ that are coming to Your true people in
Your beloved Son. May we take encouragement that we
are counted worthy to suffer shame for His name's sake.
In Christ Jesus' name, Father, please continue to help us
redeem the opportunities this next year for Your glory and
praise. And LORD, given it's Thanksgiving time (in this
Thanksgiving Season), may we glory - take awe - in YOUR
eternal Truths forever settled in heaven as the Big-Picture
race continues. Thank You Lord Jesus.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Glory to Your holy, matchless name.
In Jesus Christ's name we pray, amen.
Meditation suggestion: Ponder some of the Bible passages
which address hope-filled perspective
during times of persecution.
CB11C - November, 2020
The FINAL Authority
Many Democrats believe President Trump and his supporters are evil.
On the other side of the coin, many Republicans believe presidential
candidate Joe Biden and his supporters are evil.
In the context of our present reality (one facet illustrated by the above),
we ask: Just WHO is it who determines who is evil and who is good?
On firm foundation, Father God is the final Word on matters of
Truth. As His Son, Jesus Christ, is Truth, so too is YHVH God in
His fullness. He sets the True standard for all things under the sun.
In His fullness, the eternal Creator God - YHVH God - is also love.
In actively loving His Church, as loving fathers do, He disciplines
His children when necessary. His love is not exhausted in His
supreme demonstation of love - Romans 5:8 ; John 3:16.
He goes on to love His new born babes in Christ by correcting
His less than perfect children. T H A N K Y O U L O R D !!
On yet another front ...
In actively loving the lost world, He continues to graciously offer
His gift of mercy to those who would confess the obvious - they
are not perfect ... they are sinners needing God's forgiveness.
This forgiveness is not found in good works, including spiritual
systems which teach one can gain favor with God by being a
Forgiveness of sin before God is found only in the blood sacrifice
of Jesus Christ in His death on the cross. For Truthful information
on this gift which continues to be offered, Click Here.
Whether you like it or not, YHVH God will have the last Word.
Please yield to His transcendent ways over your own puny ways.
Please get out from under the dark satanic bondage - in whatever
form - and throw off the world, the flesh and the devil. Do so by
submitting to God's higher, loving ways.
CB11B - November, 2020
A Rebuke To Compromising Churches
A close (to me) Brother in Christ is leaving his local church
due to worldly concessions.
Actually, many attending local churches are further
discerning an attitude of waywardness on the part of
their church leadership.
Friends, let's not forget: It is better to obey God rather than man.
When our churches willingly embrace carnal worldview perspectives,
it's time to prayerfully consider finding another home church. After
all, it's the LORD we seek to follow and honor, not the world. It's
the LORD to Whom we will give final account. This option (of leaving)
is a viable option for some ... as the Spirit of God leads those who
are not wanting to be part of a lukewarm church.
Just three passages pertinent to this appeal:
Psalm 111 (NKJV - footnote ours)
Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. The
works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure
in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteous-
ness endures forever. He has made His wonderful works to be
remembered; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be
mindful of His covenant. He has declared to His people the
power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts
are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in
truth and uprightness. He has sent redemption to His people;
He has commanded His covenant forever; Holy and awesome
is His name. The fear of the LORD* is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
His praise endures forever.
* The fear of the LORD is partially defined in Proverbs 8:13.
Romans 12:1, 2 (NKJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is
that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
I John 3:1-10 (NKJV)
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed
on us, that we should be called children of God! There-
fore the world does not know us, because it did not know
Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not
yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when
He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as
He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies him-
self, just as He is pure. Whoever commits sin also commits
lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He
was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no
sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has
neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one
deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous,
just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the
devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the
Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works
of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for
His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has
been born of God. In this the children of God and the children
of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteous-
ness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.
May we submit to the full Counsel of God, including what
we find in the book of James and in our Lord's letters to His
churches in Revelation 2 & 3.
CB11A - November, 2020
A Word Of Wisdom ...
A Prayer For Righteousness
A familiar quote, especially during political fires ...
Under Democrats, people exploit people ;
under Republicans, it's just the opposite -
people exploit people.
In light of the reality above,
in light of the sinful nature of all
mankind, we offer the following cry:
Please come quickly Lord Jesus! We LONG
for Your justice during Your millennial reign.
Until then, help Your Church be all that it can
be ... help Your Church be YOUR salt and light
in today's needy world.
CB10E - October, 2020
Say What !? Considering Yet Another Dark
Venue Of Possible Deception
"I hate it when people put words in my mouth, especially
ones I have not actually said," was the response of one.
Personally, I don't think any of us appreciate activities
along these lines. Do YOU ? Are you okay with folks
speaking on your behalf, especially when the things claimed
are actually NOT what you've said ... or worse: appeals which
are contrary to what you believe?
The following represents a movement which we suggest guard-
ing against - at the very least, think twice about - supporting.
We should do so not because, in most cases, the messages
are outright evil but because there is huge potential for these
voices - and those who speak on behalf of others - to wander
Here are some examples:
1. The Gospel of Thomas
2. Channeled works which claim to speak YHVH God's very words;
3. Conversations with God;
4. Jesus Calling;
5. Silence (2016 movie);
6. The Chosen; and
7. Eyewitness: The Visual Bible Experience
8. et al. (more are coming)
ALL of the above make claims through others. They communicate
holistic messages which the ones they purport to speak on behalf of
have actually NOT, in historical context, said.
BEWARE! Be discerning!
So how is it we can test these spirits ?
Let's go back to the pure - Psalm 12 - Word of God. As we do,
we'll find we're on His Word's Foundation in these shifting days.
Let's read and heed Matthew 7:13-29.
CB10D - October, 2020
A Call To Practice Respectful "NO!" - Saying
We affirm the holistic Counsel of God's Holy Word. Included
within its authoritative pages are mandates to obey governing
IF laws and mandates do not go against
1. our USA Constitutional freedoms;
2. differing governmental oversight - other branches of government;
3. personal, Christ-honoring convictions about right and wrong; and/or
4. Scripture - the 66 books of the Bible,
we call for the submission to the governing authorities.
Having stated our general respect for human governmental authorities,
the following are a few 2020 personal examples toward saying "NO!"
through quiet action. See some precious Bible examples found in
Daniel 1, 3 & 6 for other related modeling of pertinent response to
our dark culture's appeals toward falling away.
A. Our Idaho governor made an initial "Stay at Home" order as
COVID-19 was gaining early momentum. This "order" was
excessive. It was NOT honored by other Idaho expressions of
state government (e.g., sheriff officers). The "order" was quickly
changed. While my wife and I honored social distancing, we did
NOT stay at home. We said, "NO!"
B. Our local hospital misused language as we sought COVID-19
testing. In response, because we could not trust them and
because we chose not to submit to their health care criteria for
service (based on what we felt was a faulty approach), we said,
C. Some church folks have told us to stop speaking Bible Truths.
We sincerely seek to speak His Truths in love. At times, yes, these
appeals sound confrontive - tough love. We persist in, at times,
expressing these tough-love messages because we care about
the big picture and because we must obey God's leading as to
our Ambassadoring (including salt and light ministry efforts)
on His behalf. We said, "NO!" to the folks who told us to stop
heralding God's Truths. (One time, years ago, we gave in to
one who was calling for our discontinuing one aspect of our
heralding ministry efforts. We then asked God to intervene.
He did. He took the one who was restraining our Kingdom
work, Home. [We believe this surprise Home-going was an
example of I John 5:14-17 - specifically, a sin unto death.])
We continue saying "NO!" as we discern God's leading.
WHY do we call for the increased practice of "NO!" - saying ?
Because our Lord Jesus calls us to say "NO!" to many end-time
things - ones which are, even today, being expressed in global
culture. Yes, there are some yet-future things we also must
say "NO!" to (as well) but there are eternally consequential
temptations before us on a daily basis. Yes, we must say "NO!"
Long story short, dear Family in Christ Jesus - our sure and
PRACTICE SAYING "NO!" Do so as your conscience leads.
Do so in light of the full Counsel of God and under the direction
of His Holy Spirit.
CB10C - October, 2020
Seriously Considering Some VALID Fulfillment Options
Our Lord Jesus states this concerning birth pains :
" ... For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,
and earthquakes in various places. All these are the
beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:7, 8 ; NKJV)
The Second Seal of Revelation 6 includes this (vv. 3, 4) :
When He [Jesus Christ] opened the second seal,
I [John the Apostle] heard the second living creature
saying, "Come and see." Another horse, fiery red,
went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it
to take peace from the earth, and that people should
kill one another; and there was given to him a great
On our 2020 charts we frequently state Seal 1 and Seal 2
have already been opened. The details of Mt. 24:9-14
(AFTER the beginning of sorrows / birth pains begin)
also speak to our day.
Some Pertinent Questions:
1. Where does COVID-19 fit into the end of days
2. Is this pandemic only another (more intense)
round of birth-pain famines and/or pestilences? OR,
3. Is this global virus further fostering unrest and
unrighteousness - themes of the 2nd Seal and of
And now, some are saying the COVID-19 pestilence and its
effect upon global economics and food availability and pricing
are signs the 3rd Seal (Rev. 6:5, 6) has now been opened.
When He opened the third seal, I 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 of a denarius, and
three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do
not harm the oil and the wine." (NKJV)
As we've been asked,* "Where does Endurance Ministries
stand on this matter of where we are at on the prophetic
calendar, especially in light of COVID-19?"
As stated on our chart documents, we believe Seals 1 & 2
have already been opened. As you will discover, Lord
willing, in early 2021 - on our new posted charts - we
believe our Lord is leading us to go on record (as to an
answer to the above question and as to our understanding
regarding the matter of COVID-19 and its global effects) in
We simply answer through the asking of an appropriate
"Has Seal 3 been opened?"
Here are a few early examples as to the ways we are
implementing (expressing) our decision on this current
For those who have contacted us on this matter, thank
you for asking.
* The question above condenses the inquiries (we've
received to date) into one concise question.
CB10B - October, 2020
Is "Free" Really Free ** ?
Living God's Big Picture During Our Deceptive Days
(The following is an actual encounter tied to the matter
of speaking TRUTH in the context of the global pandemic
we're currently fighting.)
In light of recent COVID-19 concerns, my wife and I felt it
would be prudent to get tested for the virus.
Our phone call got us to the front desk of our local hospital where
we were directed to the COVID-19 staff. After answering some
questions concerning symptoms, we were granted approval to
come in for testing. Throughout our phone discussion we had
asked if the testing was free. We were given affirmative responses.
Then, the true fruits of what the hospital staff MEANT by "free"
began sounding alarms in our heads. The representative we
talked with kept saying - on two occasions - that the staff would
take insurance information (among other things) upon our coming.
As a result, my wife wisely asked yet another time, "Is this a free
test?" The staff person answered in the positive THEN went on
to say that our insurance company would be billed.
WOW! Her REAL meaning of "free" was now out in the open! I
had to enter into the phone conversation at this juncture. I stated
that we had been told, no less than 3 times, that the testing was
free only now to hear further clarification that "free" meant free
to me / free to us - which is, in and of itself, not true either (in the
big-picture understanding of the holistic context).
The straw that broke the camel's back ...
The next response from the staff person has caused me to
write and post this true story in a public setting. We wanted
to post this as a letter to the editor in our local newspaper
but word count limitations did not allow us to move in that
direction. By the way: Opinion is, at times, different than
fact. I am citing FACTS here. Back to our story ...
The hospital staff person asked me to explain my unwilling-
ness to accept [her definition of] "free" - meaning payment
through insurance* (because, according to her flawed
worldview - and socialistic - perspective, the test would
be free ... to me). (Things were all of a sudden, with
one simple question, twisted to get us off our concern.)
Not on my watch! WRONG "Free" does not mean
some other party will pay our medical services, especially
when additional clarification was not given ... not until we
pressed our concern! No, WE pay for it in the long run.
And the staff did persist in affirming the testing would be
* The staff person stated it in different words, to be sure, but
what she was saying, basically, was that the testing was free
to me because our insurance companies would pick up the
In response to her comment seeking to justify her use of "free"
(and possibly the hospital's misleading use of the word, as well),
I told her I had justification for rejecting their use of "free" and
that I was under no obligation to share my warrants with her. I
then told her to cancel our appointment. (Yes, I was mad. But
my frustration is valid because it has to do with whether or not
we can TRUST the words and actions of our local hospital. I,
personally, don't believe I can.)
She (the representative of the hospital) then thanked me and
closed the conversation.
WHY do I take the time to raise this valid concern about
receiveing honest information from a medical service provider?
I am sincerely concerned for my local community, not to mention
my care for my national and international family in that I don't
want them to be indirectly lied to - or, at the very least, misled.
If we cannot trust our local hospital staff to shoot straight with
us when it comes to the financial picture of a medical inquiry,
how can we trust them when it comes to honest medical advice
and treatment since the counsel and suggested medical steps
are indeed connected to revenue?
On a spiritual note, if we cannot trust our leaders in general
to shoot straight with us when it comes to crucial metaphysical
concerns, why would we submit to their dangerous orders, ones
that, at times, venture into eternally significant matters which
place us in harm's way, spiritually?
I simply care for you - the reader - thus I share this story.
Proof, once again that there's no such thing as a "free" lunch - or,
in this case, a free COVID-19 test?
Of course the testing is not free. Someone or some entity pays
Our appeal through this recent encounter:
Folks are willing to be misleading - deceptive - today. May we
better discern just how satanic our world really is and avoid the
uglies of this worldview. Instead, let's go to YHVH God and live
in the brilliant light of His glorious, TRUTHFUL Counsel.
** Webster's New World dictionary definition of "free" concerning
financial obligation - 2nd College Edition:
" 17. With no charge or cost; gratis [ a free ticket ] "
CB10A - October, 2020
Our 2020 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (October - December)
October 1 Galatians 1
October 2 Galatians 2
October 3 Galatians 3
October 4 Galatians 4
October 5 Galatians 5
October 6 Galatians 6
October 7 Ephesians 1
October 8 Ephesians 2
October 9 Ephesians 3
October 10 Ephesians 4
October 11 Ephesians 5
October 12 Ephesians 6
October 13 Philippians 1
October 14 Philippians 2
October 15 Philippians 3
October 16 Philippians 4
October 17 Colossians 1
October 18 Colossians 2
October 19 Colossians 3
October 20 Colossians 4
October 21 Psalm 1
October 22 Psalm 2
October 23 Psalm 3
October 24 Psalm 4
October 25 Psalm 5
October 26 Psalm 6
October 27 Psalm 7
October 28 Psalm 8
October 29 Psalm 9
October 30 Psalm 10
October 31 Psalm 11
November 1 Mark 1
November 2 Mark 2
... etc. ...
November 15 Mark 15
November 16 Mark 16
November 17 Psalm 32
November 18 Psalm 51
November 19 Psalm 103
November 20 Psalm 136
November 21 John 12
November 22 John 13
November 23 John 14
November 24 John 15
November 25 John 16
November 26 John 17
November 27 John 18
November 28 John 19
November 29 John 20
November 30 John 21
December 1 Luke 1
December 2 Luke 2
... etc. ...
December 23 Luke 23
December 24 Luke 24
December 25 Matthew 1
December 26 Matthew 26
December 27 Matthew 27
December 28 Matthew 28
December 29 Matthew 24
December 30 Matthew 25
December 31 Mark 13
3rd Quarter commentary
blogs of 2020 ...
CB9B - September, 2020
Reasons For The Season: A Blog of Thanksgiving
As we prepare to enter into yet another glorious late fall/early
winter season, may we once again anticipate abundant, gracious
lovingkindness from our eternal heavenly Father. He is faithful to
His own in Jesus Christ - who walk under the direction of His Spirit.
May we give thanks to the Holy One this
October, November and December.
May we sincerely exalt Him for the
marvels of His creation.
May we praise our LORD GOD for His other
grace-based gifts of general revelation.
May we express humble adoration for our Creator God's
WORD and the indescribable blessings therein.
May we love Him through obedience as we yield to His
HOLY SPIRIT within (those who are in Christ Jesus).
May we honor and glorify YHVH GOD as He
prepares to return to earth.
May we genuinely look forward to, by faith, our eternity
as we live with Him, days without end.
May we give thanks to the Holy One this
October, November and December.
As we enjoy this precious time, may we find needed
refreshment in our fellowship with the self-existent,
one true tri-une God. And may we do so toward
His good pleasure.
P.S. Read the "Blessed be!" passages in both the Old and New
Testaments. For those who do so, a huge blessing awaits.
P.P.S. Parents and grandparents of little ones:
Teach this prayer song - to the tune of Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star - to your loved ones ...
God of glory, God of grace,
Help us LORD to seek Thy face.
You who dwell above the earth;
You who gave us second birth:
God of glory, God of grace,
Help us LORD to seek Thy face.
CB9A - September, 2020
YHVH God's Shining WORD
Just a reminder from (as far as my research went)
Fr. Dwight Longenecker:
"First we overlook evil, then we permit evil,
then we legalize evil, then we promote evil,
then we celebrate evil, then we persecute
those who still call it evil."
God's Word declares His faithful people in Jesus Christ will
suffer tribulation/persecution during the days prior to Christ's
initial appearing in the clouds. This predicted fact is quickly
becoming a global reality - even in countries long
considered to be free.
And yet, as evil takes over, the fruits thereof become ripe:
Not only less freedom for all but violence against those
who will not fall away, who will persist in heralding YHVH
God's Truths forever settled in heaven.
Will we obey our LORD Jesus and endure to the end ?
Or, as Scripture does indeed foretell, will we join the ranks
of those who choose to deny our Lord and become luke-
warm? Beware of eternal compromise. See the article
titled "Nancy's Example" - posted on this page.
Yet, God's gracious good news persists: One day, after
the tribulation and great tribulation period, His Son will make
a glorious appearing. (Mt. 24:29, 30 ; Rev. 12-13, 14-17)
Question: ( because we sincerely care God's people resist
the present apostasy )
Is your resolve such that you honor the full Counsel of God
concerning end-time details? Or, stated in yet another way:
Will we follow in our Saving Lord's footsteps and balance
God's entire revelation to us?
We sure hope so, by God's mercy and grace, for these things
are eternally significant, as His Word so clearly outlines.
CB8B - August, 2020
When A Trusted Bible Commentator Fails Us
How do you respond when Dr. David Jeremiah errs in his
book, The Book Of Signs (2019; W Publishing) ?
One example of error:
On page 164 he writes,
"While raptures are extremely rare, they have
happened before, and they will happen again. There
are six raptures recorded and described in the Bible.
Four of those raptures have already taken place, and
two are yet to come.
The four raptures that have already occurred were
experienced by Enoch (Heb. 11:5), Elijah (2 Kings 2:11),
Paul (2 Cor. 12:2-4), and Jesus Christ (Acts 1:10-11).
The two raptures that are yet to happen are the rapture
of the church, which is the discussion of this chapter,
and the rapture of the two witnesses as prophesied in
Dr. Jeremiah is incorrect.
There's another HUGE rapture gathering that's yet
ahead - a third future rapture (in view of Pre-Tribulational
Rapture understanding). Our Lord Jesus describes it in
If a trusted evangelical Bible scholar is incorrect on one
key eschatological matter, couldn't he be incorrect on other
crucial end-time matters?
Of course this is a possibility. Please read on as this is
important. And do understand that it sincerely is the love
of Christ Jesus which compels us to raise this valid concern.
FACT: The PRE-Trib rapture of the Church is NOT taught
in the Word of God. Not one single explicit Bible passage
teaches this dangerous tradition.
Even the so-called inferences (non-explicit interpretations
and claims) in support of this false-hope promise (by some)
are not evidenced.
Click here for Bible facts - Truths in support of our plea:
"Please don't be dogmatic about PRE-Trib opinion."
As David Jeremiah asks in his book, so too have we
"What shall we do?"
"How shall we now live?"
Let's go to God's Word for Truthful information about
these end of days.
Yes, it's clear we are called to be watchful and ready. BUT
please note: One prepares differently depending upon the
eschatological view one holds.
Is YOUR end-time view Bible based?
It needs to be IF you want to be rightly prepared.
CB8A - August, 2020
Why Doesn't The Church Offer A More
Accurate BIBLE-Based Eschatology?
By God's grace, it does!
CB7E - July, 2020
"But" Is A VALID Word ... Father, You Have MY Attention!
Before sharing a parable, here's our point in this blog:
While we agree with most of the appeals in the video,
American Gospel: Christ Alone, we must go on to say:
"We agree with you, for the most part, BUT there's more to it than
what you're preaching!" The FULL Counsel of God's Word must
Parable: "Father, You Have MY Attention!"
There was a son who was most negligent toward his dad.
For decades he turned a deaf ear to his father's counsel and
acted as if his dad was his enemy. He went out of his way to
demonstrate acts of rejection, deeds so unjustified that some
called the son's life-actions, "simply weird - nothing less than
strange." But it was a strangeness that was dark in nature,
hard even to describe.
Year after year Jonah spurned Yoni's efforts at reaching out.
His heart had indeed grown most callous.
One day it did happen: Yoni's final effort at reconciling with
Jonah arrived. No, it wasn't as if he came no more. In fact,
the occasion was just the opposite. Instead of coming no more,
Yoni's loving actions were impossible to ignore. What he did to
get his son's attention is indescribable. And I mean just that.
I must leave it at that, for it truly is not something that can be
adequately pictured through wordy address.
What I can go on to say is this:
The son was so amazed at his father's actions that his frozen
heart thawed ... instantly. In this moment of never-before-
experienced tenderness, Jonah cried, "Father, you have
Dear reader, if you haven't yet discerned the loving invitations
of your heavenly Father at making your relationship right with
Him, please ask your Creator to remove the scales presently
blinding your eyes. Ask Him to melt the ice which is preventing
your heart to beat as it was intended.
He loves you so very much but, in His loving approach - one He, in
His right, unquestionable Authority, has deemed appropriate - does
not force you to accept His loving kindness through His Son, Jesus
Christ. Yes, He desires all to be saved BUT allows you your
choice. It's not too late to change your mind and say yes to
restoring relationship with your kind Father. One day it will
happen: the offer will close; the possibility of restoration will
be made no more. Don't allow darkness to take you to the Lake
of Fire in eternal agony. Instead, say YES to God's offer of
reconciliation through His beloved Son. You know what to do.
Talk with Him. Talk with Him before it's too late ... Puff the
magic dragon? No, it's God's still small voice as 316 came
CB7D - July, 2020
God's AWESOME Rainbow
(The following is a re-post from a blog we initially posted in 2014.)
Click Here to view this commentary blog.
CB7C - July, 2020
Bringing FOREwarning Before The Fact
Click Here for blog CB7C.
CB7B - July, 2020
Prepared Through Song
Click Here for sweet encouragement!
CB7A - July, 2020
Our 2020 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (July - September)
July 1 Matthew 1
July 2 Mt. 2
... etc. ...
July 27 Mt. 27
July 28 Mt. 28
July 29 Mark 13
July 30 Luke 17
July 31 Luke 21
August 1 Revelation 1
August 2 Rev. 2
... etc. ...
August 21 Rev. 21
August 22 Rev. 22
August 23 Daniel 1
August 24 Dan. 2
August 25 Dan. 3
August 26 Dan. 4
August 27 Dan. 5
August 28 Dan. 6
August 29 Matthew 24
August 30 Matthew 25
August 31 John 16
September 1 Hebrews 1
September 2 Heb. 2
... etc. ...
September 11 Heb. 11
September 12 Heb. 12
September 13 Heb. 13
September 14 Titus 2
September 15 I Timothy 4
September 16 II Timothy 3 & 4
September 17 I Thessalonians 4 & 5
September 18 II Thessalonians 2
September 19 Daniel 1
September 20 Daniel 2
September 21 Daniel 3
September 22 Daniel 4
September 23 Daniel 5
September 24 Daniel 6
September 25 Daniel 7
September 26 Daniel 8
September 27 Daniel 9
September 28 Daniel 10
September 29 Daniel 11
September 30 Daniel 12
2nd Quarter commentary
blogs of 2020 ...
CB6F - June, 2020
Because We NEED To
Due to the increase of outright censorship (e.g., "Your post has
been removed.") AND stealth censorship (e.g., restrictions due
to technical difficulties, etc.) - ones beyond our control - we
NEED to ask:
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we encourage this action on your part:
Download our materials while they are still available. Record
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messages up to date. Circumstances beyond our control, at times,
are now hindering us from doing so. Snail-mail us if you'd like
current updates on our time sensitive documents, especially if
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Thank you for understanding our need to post this message. Thank
you for discerning the darkness of our times where even simple but
truthful communication is a threat to enslaved instruments of the
In conclusion, we NEED to ask: Can you help us help you on this
growingly necessary matter?
CB6E - June, 2020
God's Most Precious 316s
He sure has various ways of creatively communicating His loving
message of restoration to us!
As gas prices once again begin to rise, we'll most likely find a
316 at the pump.
As the afternoon lengthens, all of us will pass 316. Some of us,
like myself, often find ourselves awake during the early morning
hours. In fact, just most recently, I sent an email and sure enough,
the time the email was sent was 316.
The next time you encounter 316, remember one of the most
important 316s (the Bible offers multiple 316s!) of them all:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life. (John 3:16 ; NKJV)
Click the link immediately below for further clarification about this
CB6D - June, 2020
Better SAID Than NOT SAID
[ A principle in the biblical book of Ezekiel is driving this
pressing warning. We know things. But by the grace of
God, we share some of His crucial insights with you ...
because love, as defined in I Cor. 13, impels us and
because we are accountable before God to do so. ]
If one knows a kayaker was about to meet her doom (as
she, unaware of the threat ahead, was about to encounter a
40-foot fall), is it not incumbent on the individual who knows
there's danger ahead, to warn the one in the kayak?
If a neighbor sees a fire burning in the basement of a home
across the street - where a family of four are playing cards
on the second story of their residence - is it not right for the
neighbor to warn them they are in imminent harm's way?
Of course those [ in the know ] should speak out and bring
We are living in the early period of the very end of days. While
the birth pains which our Lord Jesus forewarned us about are
increasing in pain and frequency, we also find ourselves in the
early tribulation days of Matthew 24:9-14. In light of global reality,
read these verses in your Bibles. (If you don't have one, write to
us and we'll send you a copy if you'd but help us with shipping
costs - email email@example.com for details about this offer.)
Soon, other signs prior to our Lord's initial appearing will unfold.
Are you watching as the Lord of lords has called all people to
watch? Mark 13:37 is clear.
Are you prepared for His coming in light of His Counsel in
Matthew 24 & 25? Matthew 24:13 is clear.
Don't ignore the rougher waters - the water fall is just ahead.
Don't deny the early signs of the fire currently burning - the
house is ready to erupt in flame.
We care, sincerely we do. As a result, in the love and truth
of Jesus Christ, we bring warning.
CB6C - June, 2020
I Can Only Imagine
[ words and music by Bart Millard, 1999 ; taken from the CD jacket
of MercyMe's "almost there" album ]
I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine
Chorus: Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
Chorus twice: I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine
If you haven't seen the movie with the title above, you sure should!
Email us and we'll send you a free DVD copy if you'd but help us
with postage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CB6B - June, 2020
Say This Three Times Fast
Can you say "diabolical" three times fast? Go ahead.
Now say it three times s l o w - pondering its definition.
This word describes our cultual moment. While the LIGHT
of God remains and continues to be offered to the world in
great need, the darkness rages. What a CONTRAST
between the two perspectives!
Would you like the beauty found in YHVH God alone?
If so, ask. First, repent - confess and seek to live differently.
Do so by receiving Jesus Christ today. Click Here for further
counsel on this most important matter of being born again.
CB6A - June, 2020
A NEW Annual Ministry Suggestion
For Local Churches Around The World
How we got to the low statistics regarding Bible literacy
is beyond me. And yet, the number is most likely even
lower when it comes to Bible knowledge about the
doctrine of end times - eschatology.
We at Endurance Ministries would like to see improvements
in these low numbers. Here's our God-honoring suggestion,
one which offers local churches in any global context an
opportunity to make the most of an annual, pertinent-to-today
Discipleship and Gospel ministry effort. We need to be more
literate concerning what God's Word says about being His
Ambassadors in these end of days. We can't afford to be
out of touch with great ministry opportunities unfolding in
today's culture - days before the initial appearing of our
[ A note on the suggestion linked immediately below: Those
residing in the northern hemisphere of our planet would need
to view this ministry effort in the context of a summer outreach;
those residing in the southern hemisphere would need to view this
ministry opportunity somewhat differently - in the general setting
of a winter outreach. On to our ministry suggestion ... ]
Click Here for details.
CB5D - May, 2020
Discerning Our Times
The CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) is
seeking to take yet another step in undermining the Church's
God-given authority of self governance. If they're not doing so
intentionally, they're sure appealing for compliance ignorantly,
or so it would seem. Either way, there's a worldview BATTLE
raging today, one especially tied to authority. By way of one
example of appeal, Click Here
Did you discern (in the "Click Here" article above) another label
that's being used to further push us into their box ... their mold !?
The new "CFBOs" acronym stands for this:
Community- & Faith-Based Organizations.
The power players tied to the CDC want to further
become our authority, or so it would seem.
A HUGE QUESTION emerges at this juncture:
Will we, Jesus Christ's Church, let them?
Or will we, like thousands of local churches and pastors
across our land say, "NO!" to their attempt at conditioning
us to further conform?
God's Word - our Authority for faith and practice - has
much to say about this.
Here's only one of scores of insightful passages. It offers
simple yet most practical-to-our-day Counsel:
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of
God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you
may prove what is that good and acceptable and
perfect will of God." Romans 12:1, 2 (NKJV ; emphases ours)
They seek to pair us with secular culture - "community &
faith-based organizations" (as if we share essential
They want to put their words in our mouths.
They wish to speak (incorrectly) on our behalf.
We need to learn to be more comfortable with saying, "NO!"
Friends, we NEED to be in God's Word for transcendent transforma-
tion of our minds today - for His supernatural revelation concerning
our days. Please read His end-time Counsel! Click Here for one list
of pertinent passages. "If the foundations are destroyed, what can
the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3 (NKJV) Truth Foundations Matter
because Truth Matters !
CB5C - May, 2020
Another Proposal For Your Prayerful And Exegetical Consideration
Because CONTEXT is important here, we'll provide some before
presenting our proposal:
After the revealing of the antichrist (an event still
future to the posting of this blog) ...
after the Covenant of Daniel 9 is made/confirmed ...
after the taking away of the daily sacrifice / regular offering ...
[ and 1,290 days later ]
after the setting up of the Abomination of Desolation ... and
as the three-and-a-half-year war against the Saints comes
to a conclusion,
something / some event will be used by God to bring an end
to the short-lived "great tribulation" of Matthew 24:15-22.
( Recall: the great tribulation is cut short )
Here's our proposal ...
The awesome earthquake of Revelation 6:12 will put
an end to the great tribulation of Mt. 24:15-22 in that the
earthquake will capture the world's attention and divert
the focus away from the great-tribulation unrest.
Then ("immediately after the tribulation of those days"),
the astronomical signs of Mt. 24:29 will blaze. (also
see Rev. 6:12, 13)
For further clarity concerning the days ahead, Click Here
Additional details about what's coming soon can be found
at this site: www.therapturegathering.com
CB5B - May, 2020
Plans In The Making
Click Here for this commentary blog.
CB5A - May, 2020
Listening To YHVH God's Counsel:
This Month's Berean Challenge ...
It is incumbent upon God's people in Jesus Christ to
build our worldview perspective on His authoritative
foundation of Counsel. This includes submitting to His
words AND the definitions He attributes to those words.
Let's do some word studies on the following terms:
"Tribulation," "Judgment" and "Wrath." You will find a
partial list of passages (which appeal to various dynamics
of the nature of God's wrath) here.
We encourage everyone to do a personal Bible study on
God's wrath and the related passages which clearly show
He, at times, disciplines, judges and even pours out His
wrath upon His wayward people.
We strongly encourage this study because, honestly speaking,
EVERYONE not in bondage by the deceptive powers of dark-
ness wants to avoid God's wrath, especially when it comes to
incurring it personally.
Given this quality of God's genuine people in Christ Jesus, let's
strive toward a Bible-balanced understanding of God's crucial
corrective discipline, His judgment unto repentance and His
May we take the time to seek His Truths on this important
matter - for our bests interests, for the best interests of others
and unto our Creator's glory and praise.
CB4G - April, 2020
Persistent False Teachings Today ...
I recently heard this comment:
"Put your head in the sand ... and take a deep breath!"
WOW. I'm thankful the Lord (of all lords) and King (of all
kings) was, and is, a bit more mercy driven.
And yet, our Lord Jesus was most willing to confront
when the need arose. Again, balance in all things. And
again, we'd be wise to acknowledge this: Balance as God
defines it isn't always - actually, rarely! - how we , as
man, define balance. See Isaiah 55:8-11 for an awesome
picture tied to a partial dynamic quality on this matter of
defining balance !
Anyway, back to this blog's emphasis.
God has dealt most graciously with mankind through the
millennia. He continues to do so. His demonstrations of
loving mercy are indeed new every morning. Great is His
And yet, there will come a time when the very end of days
will surely unfold. While there are voices in pop-Christianity
which seem to deny the fact that one day Jesus Christ will
come in His 2nd Coming as outlined in the Word of God -
Kris, speaking in a caring way, you're WRONG* - these
false-teaching voices will not deter Him.
We'd like to spin the initial statement (above) and present it
(to those who would follow faulty paradigms today) in a way
we believe to be more Christ-like:
"Take your head out of the sand and discern the signs
unfolding all around us!" It's time to use the words of our Lord
to better evaluate our day. Please use our suggested end-time
reading schedule for awesome Truths which so pertain to living
truthfully and fruitfully in Jesus Christ today. See blog CB4A
* Kris Vallotton has made the following false end-time appeal :
(though, in fairness to him, we're not sure he continues to make
this dangerous, incorrect appeal. We did contact him on this
matter. This is the response we received [to our email contact
with him, an email which included an initial draft of this blog] :
"Thank you so much for your email. Kris doesn't feel the need
to comment on this but thank you for the opportunity."
Again, we encourage you, the reader of this blog, to discern
for yourselves the implications of this response. What a day to
be heralding GOD's Truths in Christ Jesus - our soon-coming
King!) Click Here (for Kris' false end-time appeal)
Some have also expressed concern that we are judgmental.
Please see Erwin Lutzer's book, Who Are YOU to JUDGE? for
a quality, Bible-based distinction between wrongly judging VS.
exposing those who reject crucial-to-our-day Bible Truths.
CB4F - April, 2020
The BLAME Game
Can anything happen without the Lord's permission?
Is it not the Most High who helps one and harms another?
Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we
are punished for our sins?
Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn
again in repentance to the LORD. Let us lift our hearts
and hands to God in heaven and say, "We have sinned
and rebelled, and you have not forgiven us. You have
engulfed us with your anger, chased us down, and
slaughtered us without mercy. You have hidden your-
self in a cloud so our prayers cannot reach you. You
have discarded us as refuse and garbage among the
nations. Lamentations 3:37-45 ; NLT
Initial blame-game moments include:
Adam's blaming Eve
Eve's blaming the serpent
Both genders play this dark, ugly game, and yet, each
needed to acknowledge their own failure.
Ongoing blame-game playing continues - TODAY ...
Are bats the culprits / offenders ?
Others want to blame a communistic system for
unleashing our current virus epidemic - biological
warfare against the opposing capitalistic paradigm.
Some prefer to blame the scary sanitation contexts
of Wuhan market food providers.
Other propagators of holistic myth seem to appear
less judgmental. They blame the virus on natural
evolution / natural selection. (Some of these folks
also play another game: the game of deception
as they commit the error or fallacy of false analogy.)
And of course, there are some who judge God to be
WRONG. He is the One to be faulted.
BUT IS IT POSSIBLE ...
Is it possible the Lord Jesus, Who holds supreme authority over
His entire Creation, has allowed our devastation (yes, through
specific means/instruments at His beckoning call) due to our
own sins ?
Listen, again, to the pertinent-to-today Jeremiah cry :
Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass,
when the Lord has not commanded it ? Is it not
from the mouth of the Most High that woe and
well-being proceed? Why should a living man
complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn
back to the LORD; let us lift our hearts and hands
to God in heaven. We have transgressed and re-
belled; You have not pardoned. You have covered
Yourself with anger and pursued us; You have
slain and not pitied. You have covered Yourself
with a cloud, that prayer should not pass through.
You have made us an offscouring and refuse in
the midst of the peoples. Lamentations 3:37-45 ; NKJV
In application ...
Repent, oh foolish, rebellious world (this appeal also
includes the satanic world and the lukewarm church).
Turn from your rebellion against the LORD Most High.
Stop murdering the innocent
Discontinue your adultery and other sexual sins
Honor your father and mother, for this is right
Lay aside your passionate, lustful ways
Abstain from your constant lie-telling
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
Stop stealing from your neighbor
Put aside your false gods instead,
Bow to the God of love, mercy and grace
Stop taking His holy name in vain
Repent - confess and change - so we can go back to
a sweet New Covenant Song of Moses and delight in
His BLESSINGS as opposed to suffering under His
hand of DISCIPLINE.
May we do so before even greater degrees of His WRATH
fall upon us.
Receive God's Salvation today - Click Here
And this week's weekly blog is worth reading too.
CB4E - April, 2020
Let's Be WATCHING ...
The Creator of the universe and all things therein said, while
here on earth (Immanuel - God with us), " ... what I say to you
I say to all: Watch!" (Mark 13:37 - NKJV ; ESV reads, "stay awake")
We would strongly encourage further watching in this way:
Because there are end-time precursors to the removal of the
restrainer, thereby allowing for the revealing of the antichrist ( see
II Thes. 2 and our 2nd Wave handout ), there are specific things
which must take place before the man of lawlessness/sin is
revealed. Recall: We're playing Divine Chess here! See
blog CB4B below.
Here are three key events which will take place between now*
and the removal of the restrainer:
1. 10 kings emerge as power authorities over the earth in general
2. A tax imposer / exactor of tribute rises to authority but is
only on the world scene for a short time - see Daniel 11
3. A seemingly minor world player emerges and overcomes
three of the 10 kings - see Daniel 7 & Revelation 17
* The apostasy is already unfolding, though it will increase
in the days ahead.
[ Please note: Seal 3 may happen AFTER the revealing of the
antichrist but could take place prior to his revealing. In fact,
given the economic impact of COVID-19 (and yet-future projections),
we may soon find food prices skyrocket and food availability even
more scarce. WHAT A SETTING for the tax imposer to emerge -
when national governments no longer have funding to offer! ]
Here is wisdom based on God's forever-settled-in-heaven Truths:
Let's be watching - watching in light of GOD's Word.
Our loving Father God has graciously (in His love for all of mankind)
forewarned of signs taking place before His Son's initial appearing.
We are rapidly approaching this glorious event, but first the war
against the saints needs to occur.
Lord, help us to rightly divide Your Word of Truth and thus
rightly discern our day and follow in Your Counsel - sweet
protective Counsel which includes those who endure to
the end will be saved.
And IF you're currently NOT born anew in Christ Jesus, please
CB4D - April, 2020
The End Days* Of The End Of Days Are Unfolding
Do you recall the movie, 2012 ?
How about the scene in the film where the placard guy on
the street corner is holding his cardboard sign reading,
"Repent! The end is near!" ?
And the funny, crazy radio conspiracy nut who shouts,
"I have goose bumps people!" just before his death as
Yellowstone finally blows its top ? [ By the way, earthquakes
have increased in this area of late! :-) ]
And last, but not least, do you remember the place in the
film where Carl Anheuser (the White House staff member)
says, "[It's] kinda galling when you realize that nutbags with
the cardboard signs had it right the whole time." ?
Friends, let's be discerning and come out from under
the bondage of deception:
God's Word has been right the whole time. As He has been
most accurate regarding His Son's 1st Coming, so too is He
proving to be spot on concerning days just prior to His Son's
We plead with you: Make a decision to receive God's rich
blessings in Jesus Christ.
As famous atheist, William Provine, wrote me months before
his passing in 2015 [ he said, "I agree with you" (regarding our
appeals on our TruthMatters.com site) ], we ask YOU to do
likewise: Agree with God concerning His Truths about the days
prior to the return of His Son and the eternal message of HOPE
He alone offers.
Confess your rebellious sin and He will forgive you. Repent - stop
living a life contrary to God's ways. Instead, as He empowers His
new-born Saints in Christ through His Spirit, live in victorious
light and love as His Word outlines.
You can do it !
Begin by acknowledging you're a sinner who's not perfect - no one
is. Accept God's only provision for forgiveness of sin before Him -
believe and receive the sacrifice of God's heavenly Lamb, Jesus
Christ, who shed His blood to secure forgiveness of sin.
Then, subsequent to New Birth, walk in newness of life - Gal. 2:20.
For further clarification as to God's eternal rescue from the Lake
of Fire, please Click Here.
Yes, God's placard is pressing today! It reads, "Repent! The end
* We will also post, Lord willing, a future blog titled:
The Very End Days Of The End Of Days Are Unfolding
once Daniel's 70th Week begins - Projection date: TBA
CB4C - April, 2020
Stockpiling Is NOT Hoarding
Two questions will serve to bring helpful clarity:
Q1: How do we respond to "You are hoarding!" charges?
A1: Christians are called to speak God's Truths in love as His
Spirit leads us. Some members of our faith community would
say, in response to the question above, something to this effect:
~ Correct stockpiling occurs in non-emergency settings;
Hoarding often - not always - occurs as threats (and needs
for goods - e.g., toilet paper, sanitation items, food, etc.)
~ Correct stockpiling is a faith response of loving obedience
to, in our case, Christ's Counsel in Mt. 24:45-47. Jesus
Christ is our Master;
Hoarders often keep goods for themselves. Self is master.
~ Correct stockpiling better allows for the sharing of
collected goods with others during times of community
need as our Lord Counsels;
Hoarders refuse to honor the Phil. 2:3, 4 principle as
commanded by our Lord in Mark 12:29-31.
Q2: How do we / how will we respond to others - including
governmental authorities - when they reject our right to
disseminate our goods, ones which we've legally and in
good-will action, collected for both ourselves and others?
A2: Will our response be to allow them to confiscate our goods
so they can pass our items out as they deem appropriate OR
will we respond by telling them, "NO, we will be giving out our
goods to others as we deem necessary and we will be doing
so in Jesus Christ's name. YOU (as secular authority voices)
do NOT provide needed goods in Jesus Christ's name due to
your faulty separation of church and state ideology. As a result,
we reserve the right to share our goods in the way(s) we deem
appropriate and as we have the God-given freedom to do so."
Or perhaps there are yet other ways to respond to these possible
present and/or future realities.
These are end of days matters, ones that some are facing today
and will face in the days, months and years ahead.
Our Lord's kind Counsel is both clear and flexible (unlike
some of our government's orders) in that it allows those
wishing to abide in His Counsel the freedom to respond
as their convictions dictate.
May our love of Christ for others AND our love for God be
our guide as His Spirit leads us - His living sacrifices - in light
of the principles in His enduring Word.
Question: So how should we now respond?
Some of you who know us well have rightly guessed!
Answer: We go back to YHVH God's end-time Counsel found
in His precious Word.
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CB4B - April, 2020
When playing the game of chess, one encounters the possibility
of multiple moves – many possible ones, actually. And, as we
also well know, the moves are made in light of a basic dynamic
of the game, namely ANOTHER player is involved. So while one
makes moves, it’s with the understanding the other player
may not make response moves in the way (or ways) anticipated.
A similar (Note well: pure analogies almost never exist, if they
exist at all) dynamic is found in future strategy efforts, a game
that is played but often played seriously by some because they
know the future is indeed coming … it’s a really real thing.
Because there are many extraneous variables when it comes to
projecting the future – mankind doesn’t actually KNOW the future –
plans made by these strategists may have to change. Unexpected
things happen. It’s the nature of this beast.
BUT here’s where we enter into an entirely different chess game.
Are we, as God’s people in Jesus Christ, wise enough to consider
an additional dynamic when we play Divine chess ? Do we truly
believe the but God perspective, especially that He knows the
actual future? Do we live our lives in light of this aspect of
Christians often say, “Of course we acknowledge this.”
But do we really?
If we really include – if we truly believe – God’s wisdom in this
significant life game, we’d live very differently than the way
most of us are living today. If we honestly accept His special
revelation, then His church doesn’t have to worry about un-
anticipated corrections/changes. As the analogy goes, we
don’t have to concern ourselves with our opponents going
in different directions (making different moves) than anti-
cipated. Pretty cool!
But some ask, “How so, especially given the many failed
words of counsel on this matter of end times ?”
This is our very point!
God KNOWS the actual future and has communicated key
(most crucial) elements of the future to us – ones that will
indeed come to pass. This is the dynamic of Divine chess
because He does indeed know all things … even the actual
Our appeal: There are a few conditions to our knowing
(correctly) His revelation about future things.
IF we care to retain God’s Big-picture wisdom which He
graciously grants, we need to keep in mind the following:
1. We MUST play by His rules and not inject human
strategy and opinion into the game. We must discern
the incorrect plans and projections of some Christians
because some of the teachings they herald are NOT in
accord with what God has clearly written.
For example: Following the unbiblical game plans
of A. Preterit theology (and the practical application
of this theological perspective: End-time
passages are not for today)
of B. Pre-Tribulationalism (and their tenet that
Christians won’t be on earth during the time
the antichrist seeks to rule)
of C. Pan-Mil / Pan-Trib (especially including this
attitude: We don’t need to concern ourselves
with end-of-days matters) …
following these game plans could be deadly.
If we base our moves on faulty theology (some examples
listed immediately above), we’re in jeopardy of loosing this
eternally significant game. Let’s think on [end time] things
that are actually True – Phil. 4:8.
2. We MUST avoid unbiblical extremes, especially those views
which reject the other facets of the explicitly biblical gem.
For example: Affirming John 10:29, John 3:16, Romans 10:9
and other passages while at the same time rejecting I Tim. 4:1,
Mt. 24:10, II Thes. 2:4 and other on-the-other-side-of-the-coin
passages is also deadly.
In other words, we must walk (play the Divine chess game) in
light of the full Counsel of God’s actual Word, not based on
opinions or interpretations of men, for partial truths can some-
times be used to entrap to the extent of eternally significant
All we’re saying here is this:
We must allow God’s revelation about the end of days to
be that which informs our understanding about future things.
Because His Word will unfold just as He says, we need to be
listening to His Words, not the words of some of the false
prophets and false teachers today.
As we discern the false appeals, we can be confident (in God!)
as we play the Divine chess game using HIS actual Truths.
CB4A - April, 2020
Our 2020 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (April - June)
1 Mark 1
2 Mark 2
... etc. ...
12 Mark 12
13 Mark 13
14 Psalm 95
15 Psalm 32
16 Psalm 143
17 Psalm 102
18 Psalm 103
19 Psalm 37
20 Psalm 31
21 Psalm 35
22 Psalm 30
23 Psalm 42
24 Psalm 43
25 Psalm 63
26 Psalm 98
27 Psalm 103
28 Psalm 41
29 Psalm 52
30 Psalm 44
1 Psalm 45
2 Psalm 47
3 Psalm 48
4 Psalm 119:1-64
5 Psalm 119:65-128
6 Psalm 119:129-176
7 Psalm 49
8 Psalm 53
9 Psalm 50
10 Psalm 59
11 Psalm 60
12 Psalm 19
13 Psalm 46
14 Psalm 40
15 Psalm 54
16 Psalm 51
17 Psalm 55
18 Psalm 138
19 Psalm 139
20 Psalm 24
21 Psalm 29
22 Psalm 8
23 Psalm 84
24 Matthew 24
25 Matthew 25
26 Mark 13
27 Luke 12
28 Luke 17
29 Luke 21
30 John 14
31 John 16
1 John 1
2 John 2
... etc. ...
20 John 20
21 John 21
22 Psalm 56
23 Psalm 57
24 Psalm 58
25 Psalm 59
26 Psalm 60
27 Psalm 61
28 Psalm 62
29 Psalm 63
30 Psalm 64
Lord God, thank You for Your faithfulness in meeting
with us as we fellowship before Your holy face. May
Your Word penetrate our very depth of being such that
we glorify You as we are further conformed to the precious
image of Your dear Son. In Jesus Christ's name we pray.
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