Is your crown bent?


I have fallen and gotten back up so many times in my life. Mostly because of alcohol and just plain stubbornness. The fact that I am writing here is a testament to God’s faithfulness that He will not let go of us even when we try to get away. Jonah found this out and I did too. God called me to become a preacher in 1983 but I didn’t want to. I knew who He was and I knew about the salvation that was offered through belief in Jesus but I didn’t want to proclaim it as a preacher.

I felt that I had done too many things wrong in my teenage years. Everyone in my school knew about the drunk that I was. I had wrecked two cars that my Mom had allowed me to use. I had spent many days recovering from those injuries in the hospital during different school years but still…the effect on my “reputation” was the same. I knew that I could not preach salvation in our community because my crown was bent in more than one way.

The thing that I didn’t realize about Jesus was this: He doesn’t require us to be perfect. He changes us so we can be His representative wherever we are. Even if the people in your community know how you were or what you did, He can change you so that your message is fresh and meaningful to those who hear it. God has used so many flawed people over the years and He can use your witness regardless of how deeply you stepped off of the path to Him. It doesn’t matter how far you got from Him, He can bring you back to the pathway that He needs you on.

Give Jesus a chance and He can make you into His disciple and His missionary to whoever He needs you to talk to. It may be only one person that you can have an influence on but He knows that you are the only person who can do it.

Do you believe the Bible?


The Bible is at least one-third prophecy and many people discount it as just an old book.

We are living in a time of prophecies being fulfilled before our eyes and yet many are not paying attention. Why? Because more than two-thirds of the world doesn’t believe the words in the Bible. Many of them know of the Word and the Bible but there are many who do not think that those words are the Truth.

Nearly all of the prophecies of the Bible have come true already and many more that pertain to this time in history are being fulfilled almost every day. God doesn’t want anyone to be cast into hell with the devil and his demons but so many refuse to follow Jesus today and will be cast away from Him. Knowing about prophecy and Scripture and Jesus is great but knowledge is not enough. You have to believe in Jesus for your salvation and repent of your sins and follow Him until the day He returns for the church, His Bride.

God is coming back in the Person of Jesus Christ as King! This will happen at the end of the seven years of Tribulation but it will happen. God always keeps His promises and Jesus said He would return to rule as King for one thousand years. If you don’t believe in Him as your Savior, you should. Your eternity depends on it. Jesus is coming back! I believe it will happen in just a few years.

I know, it sounds like I’ve lost my mind but if you read the Bible and the prophecies which point to the time we are living in today you can see that these prophecies are coming true…NOW! The signs of the end are all around us. It isn’t “global warming”, it is the judgment of God on the Earth and those who have ignored His call to be saved. The things happening now are not as bad as during the seven years of Tribulation.

Satan hates us! Why? Because we are made in the image of God. Something that angels cannot know. All of the wars, all of the diseases, everything that has been bad and wrong in our world has been engineered by Satan. God allowed it, but He did so for our souls to turn to Him for salvation. I pray that everyone who reads this will give their heart to Jesus as their Savior soon. We are not promised tomorrow, today is the day of salvation.

Are you ready?


The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take along any extra oil. 4 But the wise ones took oil in flasks along with their lamps. 5 When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6 At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7 Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9 ‘No,’ said the wise ones, ‘or there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

11 Later the other virgins arrived and said, ‘Lord, lord, open the door for us!’

12 But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’

13 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

The church is the Bride of Christ and He is returning to take her home to be with Him. When that day or hour is only the Father knows. I pray that many more will come to know Jesus as their Savior before that time because when the church is taken, as the bride was taken to the groom’s father’s house, the wedding will begin and those who were not ready will be left. God has given many signs in His Word for the church to know and for them to believe but there are so few who actually believe it today.

There may be as few as ten percent of people who “claim” to be Christians who actually believe that Jesus is even coming back. I pray that many more will come to know Him before that day comes when the trumpet will sound and the dead in Christ will rise and those of us who are looking for Him will be taken up to be with Him forever.

Life on Earth will be so much worse after this event takes place. People think that things are bad today but when that day comes, the years following that will be much, much worse. I pray that anyone who reads this will seek to know Jesus as their Savior if they don’t know Him already. Please, read God’s Word and seek out a Bible-teaching church so that you can be informed and know that you will be part of the wedding party on that day.

Our Father…


Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.  Matthew 6: 9-13

Why can’t we pray this prayer in reverence and Truth today? Because our culture and our society don’t believe that God is Who the Bible says He is! People pray this prayer as if it is magic. It is a “model prayer”. It is the way we should pray all of the time. Not word for word but the form of our prayer. Yet, it is used in church and in many other places as THE prayer to pray but Jesus was teaching His disciples HOW to pray. 

We are to give honor and glory to God first and foremost. Praying that God’s purposes will be done on Earth and that His Kingdom will come to Earth one day. God does provide for us every day but we should acknowledge it in prayer. He also offers forgiveness to us every minute of every day through the atonement of the blood of Jesus. We should acknowledge that God doesn’t lead us into temptation but He will give us the ability to resist it if we belong to Him. We should also recognize that the Kingdom is God’s and He has all of the power to accomplish His purposes regardless of our input and the glory belongs to Him alone forever. Amen

Living in this world today as a follower of Jesus is not easy at all. That is why we have to take this prayer into our hearts as a “model” of how we should pray every day. Live your life as if it is the last day that you have. Tell others about your Savior and what He has done for you because everything that you have comes from Him. Your job, your family, your home, your car or truck was given to you by Him because He gave you the talent and the ability to be able to afford them and take care of the responsibility of having them.

God loves you and me and all of mankind but He isn’t very happy with the way we have used and abused the world that He gave us to be the stewards of. He isn’t happy about the way that we treat each other either. So, one day soon He is going to come back and take His followers home and then He is going to teach the whole world exactly Who He is. I pray that you will learn that lesson before that happens.

God’s Word is true!


For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, And mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 3:3‭-‬4 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.3.3-4.KJV

Have you ever wondered about the truth of God’s Word? It seems that many people today are doubting that it is true, especially anything that has to do with Jesus or salvation. My point is that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the very end, yet people are still trying to disprove it by denying that parts of it are true. If any part of it was shown to be false then none of it is true but in over two thousand years not one part of it has been proven to be false. In fact, archaeology has proven the exact opposite. The places and people mentioned in Scripture are real and their existence has been proven by historians outside the Bible and the events and places have been found by researchers.

The truth of God’s Word cannot be denied and soon the whole world will see that, but many will still not believe it. Jesus came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets and He did fulfill them all, but that wasn’t the only reason for His coming. He came to bring the possibility of salvation to a world that is still rejecting Him and His Father.

The times that we are living in are not easy with everything that is going on every day. God is still in control whether you believe it or not and He moves things and people as He wishes. His will and purposes will be done and everyone will see Him one day. Seek Him for your salvation soon if you do not know Him yet. I pray that you will come to know Him as I do.

How can I know Jesus?


This question needs to be answered in your life if you don’t know Him as your Savior. Why? Because, if you don’t know Him as your Savior, then one day you will meet Him as your judge and that will not be an enjoyable meeting. Just as criminals today don’t like to go before a judge, we who are sinners don’t want to stand before the Judge of All. We know what we have done in our lives and we know what we are doing today and we don’t want to be held responsible for those sins. Because they will separate us from God forever!

The Bible says that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God“; there are no saints in the world today only sinners saved by the grace of God through Jesus the Christ! Your life and mine are no different regarding sin because you are either forgiven through belief in Jesus as your Lord and Savior or guilty of even the smallest of sins, like stealing a paper clip. While it is true that stealing a paper clip from the office won’t likely get you fired or in jail, it is still theft in God’s sight. I know it doesn’t sound like much but even the slightest sin is still a sin.

God knows your heart whether you’ve ever given Him a second thought or not. He knows where you were last Friday night and who you were with. He knows exactly what you were thinking and what you said. God knows every person on the planet in this way, there is no place that you can hide from Him. But people try to do it anyway. Like it or not, God knows about every word and thought that you have ever had and every one of them will be used as evidence against you unless you ask Jesus to come into your life and your heart and change you from the inside out.

Once that happens, all of those words and thoughts and everything else are covered by His blood and blotted out. That doesn’t mean that once you have a clean slate you can start over. It means that you should tell others about your Savior and tell them about His provision of forgiveness that is extended to them as well if they will believe in Him too.

God does not want anyone to go to hell but by rejecting the offer of grace through faith in Jesus’ atonement for your sins you are in league with the demons and Satan himself. So even if you choose not to believe in Jesus as your Savior, then by default you are choosing to be in the same place as Satan. While some people seem to think that being in hell will be like an eternal party, that is not the way the Bible describes it. The rich man said that he was in torment and he longed for only one drop of water because of the fire. There is no joy in hell only suffering and it goes on forever because your immortal soul is imprisoned there away from God.

God loves you!