3 Things You Can’t Do Without

Dr. Billy Graham talks about the three things that a person can’t live without. You can do without money and most things……..but these 3 things are necessary for every person on the face of the earth!

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Signs of the End Times – Part I

We are living in the last days!

Jesus Christ will be coming back very soon!

Heed the warning!

 

What are the Signs?

Wars and Rumors of Wars

Earthquakes………Famines…….Pestilence

People Coming “Claiming to be ” Jesus Christ and Trying to Lead Many Astray

Jews Will be Hated All Over the World

Christians Will be Hated All Over the World

People Will Betray Each Other

Natural Love Will Wane (between husbands and wives, parents and children, etc.)

People Won’t be Interested in Hearing the True Word of God…….They Will Want Preachers to Tell Them What They Want to Hear

The Gospel Will be Preached All Over the World

The Restoration of the Roman Empire

Knowledge Will Increase at a Fast Pace (from 1900 to present we have gone from horses and carriages to rockets…….writing with a fountain pen to the computer…….medical science and other sciences have increased amazingly).

Travel to distant places will increase (jets take people all over the world every day)

Jesus Christ tells us the signs to watch for in Matthew 24.  He loves us and does not want anyone to be taken by surprise!  No one knows the day or hour but God the Father………BUT we are admonished to understand the season we live in!

 

The Sign of His Coming and the End of the Age

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.   For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

The number of countries at war in 2013 is too long to list on this page.

Please take a look………

 Countries at War

 

Another sign  – Earthquakes becoming stronger and more frequent.  See chart below:

Number of Earthquakes (Mag. > 6.99)
Dates

1863 thru 1900…………….12 earthquakes
1901 thru 1938…………….53 earthquakes
1939 thru 1976…………….71 earthquakes
1977 thru 2010…………..164 earthquakes
2011………………………………33 earthquakes
2012………………………………31 earthquakes
2013 as of Oct. 15………..30 earthquakes

 


“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Abomination of Desolation

15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

The coming of the Son of Man

 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 The Lesson of the Fig Tree (Christian scholars and Jewish scholars both agree that the Fig Tree symbolizes Israel).

32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day and Hour

36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Spiritual Warfare

Evil is very present in the world these days!

People are wicked in their hearts.  Murder, rape, cruelty, abuse, lying, pornography, drugs……and the list goes on.  We tend to think our battle is with these people.

But…..it really isn’t!   It is a spiritual battle!

GOOD    VS.   EVIL

THE  POWER  OF  GOOD     VS.   THE POWER OF DARKNESS

GOD    VS.    SATAN 

Many people think that they are “neutral”.  They don’t want any part of a spiritual struggle.  The truth is……you can’t be neutral…..especially if you are a Christian.  Remember the song “Onward Christian Soldiers”?  It is a truth that we cannot escape.  There is a war raging between God and Satan.  God’s people must learn how to fight!

Let me tell you about your weapons!

THE   WHOLE  ARMOR  OF  GOD

Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

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14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Psalm 23

This is one of David’s Psalms. 

David was a shepherd and clearly understood

the sacrifice and love of the

Good Shepherd toward us!

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 

  He makes me lie down in green pastures. 

He leads me beside still waters.   

 

He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

The Promises of God

We can trust the promises of God with our whole heart, mind and soul.  Our Lord God is completely trustworthy!

Numbers 23:19

God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind. When he says something, he will do it; when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it.
All people who have put their faith in Jesus Christ CAN trust in every promise that our Heavenly Father has made…….from Genesis 1 to the last sentence in Revelation!  We can join the choir of believers that have sang this song through the years!
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Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call

Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

Standing on the promises of God.

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Isaiah 40:29-31  He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 103:13   As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

Proverbs 1:33  All who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.
Proverbs 8:17  I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

Proverbs 3:5-6    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Malachi 3:10   God said… “bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Matthew 11:28-29  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

John 14:27  I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Romans 10:9  If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39  No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 4:19  If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Ephesians 3:12   Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come fearlessly into God’s presence, assured of His glad welcome.

I John 5:14   This is the assurance we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

2 Peter 1:4  But because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

These are but a few of the promises in the scriptures……….
please feel free to add more in the comments section!  

Shouting a Warning !!!

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior…….you are no longer under the Law of Moses (rules & regulations)!     The Holy Spirit lives in your spirit.  He tells you what is wrong and what is right!

When a Christian does something wrong (sins) the Holy Spirit will tell that person.  All you have to do then is simply admit what you’ve done, turn away from it and confess your sin to your Heavenly Father!  He will forgive you instantly (because of your faith in Jesus)!  He no longer even remembers your sin.  You are at peace with God!

Romans 8:

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

However……you must not continue to willfully sin!

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is a psalm of refuge

 
 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord,    “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom trust.”
 
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
 
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 
 
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  
 
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
 
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
 
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
 
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”