Enjoying the Journey

What are you expecting to happen next in our world? Every day brings new challenges and changing circumstances. I cannot tell you what the government will do, how the economy will respond, or when the pandemic will end. But what I do know is what the Bible tells us – The King Is Coming! God’s people should not be looking down, they should be looking up. Our future is not disaster but deliverance, and we are watching for the coming of our Christ, not the antichrist! Any moment the Lord Jesus is coming for His own. The last book of the Bible tells us the story of both the end of this world and the beginning of eternity with our…

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This has been a strange year for all of us. One of the words that we have heard repeatedly is the word canceled. Business meetings canceled. Church programs canceled. Sporting events canceled. Concerts canceled. Parties canceled. Family trips canceled. It has such a ring of finality and loss in it that many people have found themselves riding an emotional roller coaster over and over. On top of this we are living in what is now referred to as a “cancel culture.” Individuals are cast out of favor and fellowship for disagreeing with cultural norms and politically correct positions. This is not new. Growing up we called it bullying. Spiritually speaking sin and Satan are the great cancelers. They always lead…

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There is increased interest right now in the subject of prophecy. The entertainment world is full of speculation about apocalyptic events and the “end of the world” seems to be on the minds of many. As believers we know that the eternal God is the Source of all truth – He alone knows the beginning and the end. More than 25% of the Bible is prophetic in nature and there has never been a generation that should be more interested in it than ours! In the final inspired prophetic book we are told, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at…

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It was 5:30 a.m. when it went off. I am used to early flights, wake up calls, and alarms. This was different. In fact, the noise was so loud it almost vibrated me out of bed! The fire alarm in our hotel was deafening. In a matter of moments a knock on the door confirmed that we were being told to evacuate. As I stood on the parking lot with others waiting for the fire department I could not help but think what it will be like someday… “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left” (Luke 17:34). Will it be in the…

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Lester Roloff used to sing an old gospel song that said, “It’s a battlefield brother, not a recreation room.  It’s a fight and not a game!  So run if you want to, run if you will.  But I came here to stay!”  Our generation would much rather have a recreation room.  Give us the games, because there is little fight in us! The problem with this, of course, is that the fight doesn’t go away because we hunker down in the trenches.  Our adversary keeps shooting his fiery darts.  Casualties are falling all around.  We have ignored the spiritual conflict, but it is hotter than it has ever been. A few days ago I sat in a coffee shop with…

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