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From the editor:
Looking for input from from all local churches, and people! It's time to work together to bring people into the light!
Apparently we've all been missing out on the good life.
John 10:10 New King James Bible
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Can you think of any time in your life that might have been influenced by the powers of darkness?
Do you think it might have went better if you were following the path of righteousness and had the hand of god in your life?
New King James Version
And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
The more faith you have the<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4FTpKYs4q2I?si=Ml16lxaUqiOQmBZT" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> closer He will get!
King James Bible
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Get ready for persecution!
If you stick with the faith you will be persecuted by your peers it states clearly:
King James Bible
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Its only going to get worse.
Israel is pre-emptively attacked and the world is sreaming anti-semetism?
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Evil in the Last Days
2 Timothy 3 King James Version
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
News of Today's Evil Agenda..... Are You Aware?
Thoughts to Ponder
Non-believers all seem to turn their nose at God and even get defensive exclaiming the famous "don't be cramming your religion down my throat" remark.
Friends and family might poke fun or disagree, or may think they would not be accepted hanging with you.
Life tragedies sometimes trigger a feeling that it's all God's fault. Looking closer you might see it is the Devil's fault.
Exposure to new cultures Other religions from different culture can cause confusion. "Religion is the devil's tool to hide the truth."
Material wealth Can be sought after to the point of hurting.
Sexual values People don't want to be told what to do or criticized for it.
Religious hypocrisy "Why should I believe in his religion when he isn't sincere."
Objection to particular religious doctrines "I can't belong to that religion if you can't dance or drink coffee."
So am I to ascertain that Satan has his hands in manipulating all these life traditions and cultures to make it look like you can't accept Christ (or be a Christian) since you want a certain life style or to be in the in crowd?
Answer: It doesn't matter for we have the gift of salvation and eternal life through Christ Jesus!
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
You cannot do enough good to enter the Kingdom of Heaven!
John: 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
There are as many ways to hide the truth as there is life circumstances.
I Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Revelations 12 : 9
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
So more on the topic of material wealth which was not mentioned:
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Material Goods, Power and Wealth. Can't take it with you when you die. But what do you take?
Everything you ever did, were, or planned. Interactions with everyone. Your family and your friends. Co Workers too! Your soul minus your body. Every second, every minute. It is all recorded.
New International Version
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Christian Standard Bible
“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive his due for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.
Hebrews : 9
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Ways Our World Can End
Mathew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
The Sixth Trumpet
Now the horses and riders in my vision looked like this: The riders had breastplates the colors of fire, sapphire, and sulfur. The heads of the horses were like the heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceeded fire, smoke, and sulfur. 18A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke, and sulfur that proceeded from their mouths. 19For the power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; indeed, their tails were like snakes, having heads with which to inflict harm.…