Posts Tagged: rapture

The Parable of the Tenants

Matthew 21:33-46: “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to…

Persecution in America

Persecution in America is nothing like in other parts of the world.  If you are at all aware, you know that in the Middle East, i.e. Islamic nations; in China, a Communist/atheist nation; in Hindu; Buddhist; and pagan nations, persecution is so much worse than anything we know.  In these places, Christian believers are beaten,…

Doors

There are two kinds of doors mentioned in the Bible.  One is bad, the other is good.  We need to know which door to enter in order for us to live life as God wills for us. Proverbs 5:8 continues the thoughts of Solomon as he instructs his son.  He gives much advice to avoid…

Prophecy Update 2-1-19 – China

In today’s posting I want to call your attention to China.  As most people are aware, China has long been communist and atheist.  Because Christians haven’t worshiped the state there, they have been the target of persecution for many years.  China fears Christians, or any group for that matter, that doesn’t put the regime first. …

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

In Matthew 19:30, Jesus tells his disciples: “But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.” This leads me to the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16. Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is like this situation:  A landowner hires a number…

On Eagles’ Wings

Our God is a supernatural God.  We see that throughout the Bible in the many miracles, signs, and wonders that He performs.  In the Book of Exodus, He brings about ten terrible plagues upon Pharaoh and the nation of Egypt in the earth, the heavens, and upon man.  No doubt, he can do anything, even…

Devotion: Jesus & His Father’s House

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive…

Counterfeit Redemption

When I was saved and born again in 2005, my pastor impressed on me the importance of reading the Bible daily.  He held a Bible up over my head and said that everything in our lives must come under the Word of God.  Being brand new in the Lord and having no idea what real…

Corrupting Influence of Sin

Today, I’ll start with an analogy.  It’s rather gross, but at the same time, I think, quite effective. Consider a brand-new toilet bowl.  It’s clean, white, no hint of anything that might mar its pristine surface.  It gets installed in your home and it isn’t long before it’s not quite so pretty. A little bit…

Inconceivable Persecution

I was sitting in my living room in the early morning for my prayer time.  The lights were out.  It was quite dark outside. I began thinking about my brothers and sisters in Christ who are regularly persecuted in many countries around the world.  This includes the Middle East in Muslim nations, China which is…