Posts Categorized: Persecution

Psalm 109:4 – I Give Myself To Prayer

Most of us have had people in our lives who have irritated us or been prickly thorns; some may have had true, vicious enemies, but probably not many.  Living in America, we’ve had great ease and comfort.  Conflicts and wars haven’t touched our nation within its borders for many years – from long before all…

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 7-28-21 The Cost of Dissent

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 7-28-21 – The Cost of Dissent: Political & Religious Dissent Then & Now Dissenting from the party line – or the narrative as we often call it – can be costly. When political and religious leaders go down a certain path, and the mainstream media of the day is along for…

Psalm 46:1 – Our Refuge and Strength

In recent days I’ve become aware of and quite concerned about certain things that are happening.  As I write this (July 25, 2021) there are reports from all sides that indicate significant troubles coming this fall.  In my Awaken Bible Prophecy Update last week July 21, I reported on significant natural disasters that were occurring…

Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments

Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments – The Coming Apocalypse When the wrath of the Lamb falls upon this world, what will those days be like in the 7-year Tribulation– this more horrible of all times? These gritty stories reflecting the Seal Judgments opened in the Book of Revelation will intrigue you. This period will be more…

Acts 23:12 – Made A Plot

The Apostle Paul had his share of hostility directed at him.  Wherever he went preaching the Word of God and proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, there were inevitably some (or many!) who took offense at what he said.  Paul was the poster boy for what Jesus declared about Himself and the Gospel in Luke 12:51:…

Acts 20:30 – Men Speaking Twisted Things

In our reading of the psalms, we come to two inescapable conclusions.  The first is that David had many enemies.  The second is that he placed his entire faith and trust in the Lord to deliver him from his foes.  An issue we have to ponder, however, is whether David was exaggerating as to the…

Acts 18:17 – They Beat Him

Those who hate God and His Word often resort to violence to maintain their sense of moral superiority. David wrote about such men. Paul and those with him who spoke the truth of the Gospel encountered them. They are a gathering force today. We who know the Lord are an ever-increasing minority. David described such…

Psalm 7:14 – The Wicked Man Conceives Evil

Some days when we read God’s Word, He gives us a principle, then provides an example – all this in two very different texts, yet orchestrated for our benefit. King David often wrote of evil men, their folly, and their ultimate destination far from God.  Through the wisdom God blessed David with, he gave us…