MIDEAST UPDATE…9/17/2023…”Today is the Day of Salvation”

I received a phone call from Pastor R just before the official beginning of the Jewish Rosh Hashanah observance. We had a brief conversation about the latest events, particularly in northern Syria since the Eid al Adha observance. He then mentioned that the three Jewish fall feast days were coming in quick succession. Rosh Hashanah on September 16-17 (just now […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/10/2023…”Joy Unspeakable”

As I was enjoying my morning quiet time with the Lord a few days ago, I thought back to the many testimonies shared with me, many of which I’ve been privileged to put to paper. These testimonies are from Muslim sheikhs, imams, and an unknown number of refugees who have come to experience the glorious freedom and release from the […]

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Chronology of the Seals, Part Fifteen…Revelation 8:1-5

In Part Fourteen, we took a brief look at the 144,000 evangelists in Revelation chapter 7 who had a special seal placed on them by God. The Bible tells us that the identity of these 144,000 — in spite of the fact that some religious organizations claim them as their own followers — are in fact Jews who have been […]

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“The Worthy One” — “The Lamb of GOD” Part Two

It has been brought to my attention that a two part series by the above title covering Revelation 4 & 5 is missing in the archives. By request, I am making them available again. Both parts, one and two, will be rerun back to back  * * * * In preparation for a detailed study of Revelation 6-7 which includes […]

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“The Worthy One” — “The Lamb of GOD” –Part One–

It has been brought to my attention that a two part series by the above title covering Revelation 4 & 5 is missing in the archives. By request, I am making them available again. Both parts, one and two, will be rerun back to back  * * * * In preparation for a detailed study of Revelation 6-7 which includes […]

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The “Rapture”…Some Critical Thoughts –Part Two–

This is the final installment of a two part series… *********************************** It was not only the Apostle Paul who warned against mocking. We find the Apostle Peter spoke about it as well. 1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may […]

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The “Rapture”….Some Critical Thoughts –Part One–

Because there are quite a number of questions on the subject of the “Rapture”, and because some find it controversial — or at least the timing of the event, I have updated and am re-running both parts of the series, back to back. I pray the reader is blessed and encouraged! We need it today! **************************** The “Rapture” has become one […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…8/19/2023…”God Sees Us Through All Things”

In Matthew 7:8 we find these words: “Everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  The words used in this passage, “ask”, “seek”, and “knock”, imply continuous, persistent action. Jesus didn’t tell His disciples that they should only ask once, seek briefly, or give a single knock when they pray […]

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Chronology of the Seals, Part Fourteen, Revelation 7

At the conclusion of the 13th installment of this series, we ended by saying that Jesus warned the disciples, and by extension all of us, that the end of the age would come with a sudden, unexpected, cataclysmic destruction. The Sixth Seal and all events connected to it certainly fit the description Jesus warned about.  As we look at Revelation […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…8/9/2023…”Everlasting to Everlasting”

A question that comes to mind at times, and badgers us as believers, is will God’s love for me truly endure? Will it continue even through my failings and sinful mistakes? Can my own weaknesses as a Christ-follower ever wear down His love for me?  Psalm 103:17 tells us that The love (mercy) of the LORD is from everlasting to […]

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