369 - Vote for Those Being Led to the Slaughter

October 24, 2016
This has been one of the most contentious election seasons I can remember.  Good people have been dragged into the mud with lies and character slander for the sole purpose of trying to win an election.  Which raises a few questions for the Christian.

How does a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, who is also a citizen of the United States of America, reconcile their responsibility as citizens to both?  Especially in this election.

What is the purpose of human government?  And what is our duty towards that government?  But what if that government is oppressive?  Are we to obey a government that commands us to sin?  Then what are we to do as Christians when we are appalled by the corruption in our own government?

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?  I have.  To find the answers from Scripture, keep listening

The following is a study on the Kingdom of God and human government.

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311 - How to Prepare for the Coming Persecution

July 6, 2015
We  know it's coming.  We can see the signs of it everywhere.  Persecution for the church has now come to our own shores and, quite honestly, we are ill prepared for it.  Which raises the all important question:  Is there something we can do now, before the persecution begins in earnest, to prepare for what is soon to happen?

And the answer is, yes.  

One, we can prepare spiritually by totally committing our life into the hands of the living Lord Jesus, come what may.
Two, we can prepare physically by disengaging from the world's system and begin to live in His Kingdom.
Three, we can prepare emotionally by embracing persecution as a means of furthering the Gospel by looking beyond our own circumstances and looking only at Him.

And we can begin to prepare today.  

The following is a lesson on Preparing for the Coming Persecution in America.

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303 - Our Bonhoeffer Moment

May 3, 2015
With our society and culture crumbling all around us it behooves the church to assess its commitment to Christ.  Are you hot or cold or lukewarm?  Is Christ on the outside of the church knocking, waiting, for us to open the door and allow Him into His church? (Rev. 3:20).

These are scary times.  But not unprecedented times.  

In fact, it's these very times that bring out the best in the church.  It's times like these where true men and women of God step forward to take their stand for truth.  

It's the time of Daniel, Elijah, John the Baptist and Gideon.

The following is a study on the call of Gideon.

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262 - Trying to Discredit Jesus

September 24, 2014
When we go to court and the prosecutor has a key witness ready to testify against us, we basically have only three options of things we can do.
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One, we can make the witness disappear, much like Don Corleone in the Godfather.  Or, two, we can try to discredit the witness by digging up dirt on his past sins that would impugn his testimony and character.  In other words, we would put the witness on trial.  And if that didn't work, three, we could hire Madison Avenue lawyers to find a technicality, a loophole, to get us off.

This is exactly the course of action the Pharisees plotted against Jesus, to no avail.  Why?  Because He was always one step ahead of them.

Want to find out more?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on John 8:12-20.

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240 - Babylon and the FDM

May 5, 2014
When dealing with Babylon in the Scriptures we find ourselves concerned with the Fall of Babylon, the final Destruction of Babylon and, of course, Mystery Babylon as described in Revelation 17 and 18.  Or, the FDM of Babylon.

But wait, there is also the city of Babylon built on the plain of Shinar, the nation of Babylon that was conquered by the Persians and the evil system of Babylon that is cursed and condemned by God in the Scriptures.

So which one is it?  Which one is Zechariah talking about in the visions he was given by the Lord?  Listen and find out.

The following is a study on Zechariah 5:5-6:8.

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239 - Time to Prepare for the End

April 27, 2014
The words of German pastor Martin Niemoller were just as poignant in 1937 as they are today.  Why?  Because we are living in the same times and under the same threat.

To the question:  Am I my brother's keeper?

Pastor Niemoller's answer:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak for me.

The following is a study on Zechariah 4:1-5:4.

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231 - The Mistake of John the Baptist

March 13, 2014
When John the Baptist saw the sky crack open and the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus like a dove all he could utter was, "Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world."  And then John sent two of his disciples to follow Jesus.

Did you ever wonder why John didn't also follow his Lord?  Did you wonder why he continued to baptize after he revealed Jesus to the world?  And did you ever wonder why his message changed from, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" to "Herod, it is not lawful for you to take your brother's wife as your own." 

How is that preparing the way for the coming of the Lord?

Want to know more?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study of John 1:19-37.
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211 - No Truth + No Knowledge = Judgment

July 30, 2013
The personal story of Hosea ends with chapter three.  From that point on, the book is filled with warnings and prophecies that apply to the Northern Kingdom and to the United States as well.

And the key charge for both is a lack of knowledge of the Holy One.  Consider this:

Hear the word of the LORD, You children of Israel, for the Lord brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land: "There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land."

Note:  The charge is against the inhabitants of the land, you and I, and is because of a lack of truth and understanding.

Sounds like something right out of the nightly news, doesn't it?  

The following is a study of Hosea 4:1-19.
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187 - How to Respond When We are Attacked

October 23, 2012
We are living in very turbulent times.  And the day will soon come when widespread sanctioned persecution upon Christians will not only be acceptable in this country, but encouraged. 

When that day happens, will you be prepared to face such persecution?  Is your faith strong enough to stand up against that kind of assault?  Are you confident in your standing with the Lord that you will not fear what they can do to you?  Are you ready to have your faith tested by fire?

If not, or if you are not sure, please keep listening. 

The following is a study on Psalms 3 and 4.
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125 - The Faith of Just One Man

July 29, 2010
Often the Enemy tries to make us feel like we are nothing... just a single, lonely, isolated individual trying to faithfully stand against a massive and formidable Satanic kingdom. 

Did you ever feel like that? 

Maybe you've uttered some desperate words like, "What's the use?  Why resist."  Or maybe you've looked at the mountain in front of you and the small shovel in your hand and asked, "Why did you make life so hard, Lord?" 

Reality speaks different. 

Think about it: One man, in his nineties, literally changed a nation and caused a pagan king to offer praises to God.  How?  Listen and find out.

The following is a study on Daniel 6:1-28.
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