Posts Categorized: Persecution

Luke 21:34 – Dissipation

As Jesus continued to speak to His disciples on the Mount of Olives about the things to come, He warned of the days during the Great Tribulation, and what they would be like in Israel. The last 3 1/2 years of this most horrible time ever to come upon the earth will be particularly difficult…

Luke 21:9 – Things That Must Occur

Are we close to the return of Jesus? If we believe what He said to His disciples on the Mount of Olives, we certainly are. The parallel passage in Luke to Jesus’ conversation with His disciples in Matthew 24 starts with them praising the temple in Jerusalem and how beautiful it is.  Jesus shocks them…

Luke 20:19 – Prophetic Fulfillment

The parables that Jesus spoke were for the purpose of veiling His Words so that an unbelieving people wouldn’t be given truth that would do them no good. Mark 4:10-12 illustrates this: And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you…

Luke 14:28 – Counting the Cost

It’s an astounding fact that western Christianity has largely made itself no Christianity at all.  How is it that we’ve come from the early church, in which the apostles and the followers of Jesus were severely persecuted, to a place where following Jesus is made to be like having a boy- or girlfriend? In those…

1 Samuel 12:21 – Empty Things

“And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.” (1 Samuel 12:21) How the world loves to pursue empty things!  All of humanity has a void in their heart and seeks to fill it, yet they almost always seek to do so in ways that don’t include…

Awaken Prophecy Update 3-31-21: CCP in America

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-31-21: CCP Infiltration in America Discussion: * Epoch Times Infographic on Chinese Communist Party infiltration in America * CCP advisor’s truth-telling regarding China’s plans * CCP infiltration in Black Universities * CCP digital currency for totalitarian control * Christian end-game     Sources: * The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/​ * Geller Report…

Judges 3:1-2 – To Test Israel

Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before….

Mark 4:26-29 – How Grows the Kingdom?

Many have attempted over the years to thwart the growth of God’s Kingdom.  Incited by Satan and his minions, men have done all in their power to keep the Gospel from going forth and “infecting” others.  The topic reminds me of numerous examples where – on the surface – it appears as though the God…

Matthew 26:59 – Seeking False Testimony

Can you imagine the animosity the religious leaders had against Jesus?  One could definitively say that His Words certainly didn’t tickle their itching ears.  Quite the opposite.  Every Word Jesus uttered must have grated on them and aroused their sensibilities against Him.  To relate these hateful thoughts and feelings to current events, think about how…

Matthew 24:7 – Don’t Be Deceived

The end of the age is coming.  Jesus warned His disciples that this world as we know it has a finite life span.  Unfortunately, through the years, Jesus’ Words have been twisted and misunderstood.  Among other disputes within the church that have arisen from this teaching is the timing of how all this will occur….