The world as we know it is about to end. We face devistating geological upheavals, increasing in number and scope. The Pacific Ocean is becoming radioactive, fish are dying. Chickens and turkeys are being killed, millions so far, as they are diagnosed with avian flu. We face and imminent monetary collapse, and not just in … More Who will we turn to in times of trouble?
My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; … More I will awake the dawn!
The appeals are over for Asia Bibi, who has been tried and convicted of blasphemy (see earlier post). Unless the Islamist government of Pakistan grants some extraordinary stay she will be executed soon. The Spirit of G-d has upheld Ms. Bibi; the Lord’s right hand kept her from falling away from her commitment to our … More Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian, will be martyred
Matthew Henry wrote: “Wherever we are, we may speak to God, and worship him. God must have the praise of that which encourages our faith. And his providence must be acknowledged in events, though small and seemingly accidental” And you shall rejoice in all the good that the Lord your God has given to … More Thank You Lord for the Victory
How about loving those who torment and persecute you, too. Is it an easy task? Maybe it helps to consider what the Apostle Paul wrote, and how Matthew Henry interprets it. And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of … More Love one another
In early May, a friend emailed the following to me: “I was reading something today that Patrick Henry Reardon said: “Suppose for a moment, that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my … More Count your Blessings?
According to the Christian News Network, “Rob Bell, author of the best-selling and controversial book Love Wins, which challenges the Christian teaching of Hell, came out in support of homosexual marriage on Sunday and called “narrow” Christians to repentance. “According to reports, Bell was speaking at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and delivered a message … More Okay, So I Am A Narrow-Minded Member Of A Culturally Ghettoized Evangelical Subculture
Vengeance: noun 1. infliction of injury, harm, humiliation, or the like, on a person by another who has been harmed by that person; violent revenge: But have you the right to vengeance? 2. an act or opportunity of inflicting such trouble: to take one’s vengeance. 3. the desire for revenge: a man full of vengeance. … More Vengeance
Yesterday I received an email from Renewal Fellowship Ministries From: Maranatha Churches in MALAWI: THERE WAS HEAVY RAIN & WIND ALMOST FOR TWO WEEKS HERE IN MALAWI & AFTER IT SO MANY HOUSES FLOW DOWN ,CROPS DEVASTATED. On 24th February, 2013 Pastors from different places visited the damaged home of their senior Pastor Peter Timothy … More Floods and Devistation in Malawi
“Hurry up and wait!” I heard that often enough during my years of military service. Waiting was as difficult as busy work, which was meaningless toil, drudgery, to prevent just sitting around waiting. There are other sorts of waiting, too. School kids “wait” for the bell to ring during last period so they can zip … More The Waiting Game