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.

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

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.

Praise God today!

Many of us would ask, “Why should I?”. Life is hard, we are having problems every day. Health problems, financial problems, relationship problems, national and international problems…all of these are happening every day, everywhere, so why should we praise God? Because God is still in control and He gives us the strength and the ability to get through all of these days.

God never promised that we would not have problems but He did promise that He would be with us going through every problem whatever they might be. All of us have had sad days and depressing days, but God is beside us as we walk with Him. If you are an unbeliever, just ask Him to come into your life and help you with the problems that you have. He won’t take the problems away but He will give you the strength and the ability to get through them.

The Bible says that “God inhabits the praise of His people“. When we praise God in prayer or in worship or song, He is very attentive to every word that we are saying. God loves you and cares for you far more than you can imagine. Giving your life and your heart to Jesus will not take the troubles away but it will give you the strength of Jesus and His Holy Spirit to get through whatever comes against you!

Christians don’t get a pass on trouble. Jesus told His disciples that they would have trouble in this world but He said, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world“. Give your heart to Jesus and ask Him to give you the strength for today and then ask the same for tomorrow. Walk with Him every day and the troubles that come won’t be so troublesome. He will get you through each day when you depend on Him.

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!

Have we become tired?

Many, it seems, have become tired of waiting for the return of Jesus. It has been over two millennia and has not come yet. He hasn’t come, even though He said He would return. We don’t know when He will return and we cannot know it because only God knows the day and the hour. God will tell the angels and Jesus when it is time to claim the church and bring them into His house.

So many have held onto the hope of His coming but have gone ahead of us to be with Him. They will be the first to rise on that day, then we will rise to meet them in the air and always be with the Lord! So many have gone ahead of us and they will be the multiple thousands and thousands standing before the throne. Wait for the Lord’s timing and the trumpet will sound one day and it is not far in the future. When that wonderful day comes it will be a glorious day for us who belong to Jesus but woe and tribulation will come on the rest of the world beginning on that day.

Believe in Jesus and His atonement for your sins and you shall be saved. That day will come and with all of the prophecies fulfilled up until that day, it will likely be sooner than most believe it will be. Nobody can predict the day or the hour that it will happen but considering that everything that was foretold in God’s Word has come to pass already…there is nothing left except the taking away of the church. God may be waiting for that very last person to accept Jesus as their Savior and when that happens, the Trumpet of God will sound, and oh, what a glorious day that will be!

Whether it happens at night or in the daytime, the taking up of the church will be the exclamation point to prove to the world that God is true to His Word and that God’s Word, the Bible, is True. If you have ever felt a call in your heart to give your life to Jesus and ask Him to be your Savior, I beg you to seek Him out as soon as you can. Because, after the church is gone you can still place your faith in Him but the Holy Spirit will be gone from the Earth and evil will reign for seven years. It will be a very bad time to be a Christian. Not impossible, but you will have to rely on Him so much more than you ever thought you would need to.

The Cross, what does it mean?

To the Roman soldiers, the cross was the most barbaric way to kill those who were criminals or had seditious ideas against the empire that they had tried to carry out. To most Christians, the cross is the way that our Lord was killed to pay for our sins. What does it mean to you? The cross and the death of Jesus is the only way to gain your salvation from your sins. Belief in Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross for your sins is the only way to be saved.

Living your life for Jesus and following Him is not an easy way to live. Many people will “try” Christianity but when it gets hard and you have to give up something that you don’t want to give up…you might turn away from Him. How can anyone live as a Christian in our world? We cannot do it on our own strength but when you allow the Holy Spirit to come into your heart and change you…deeply, then and only then can you live the way Jesus intended.

Some people think it takes a lot of faith to come to know Jesus. It only takes a grain of faith the size of a mustard seed but that seed of faith will grow when you begin your journey with Jesus! Reading God’s Word and praying to know the meaning of it will help you grow in faith. Your life after you begin this journey will not be easy because Satan will try to get in your way, and stop you from being the person that God wants you to be. As long as you depend on His strength to carry you through those hard times, others will see the evidence of Jesus in your life even if you don’t tell anyone about your faith.

Jesus died on the cross because it is a symbol of faith and it is present in many parts of God’s creation and in many languages. There is a protein in our bodies that resembles a cross. It is called laminin and it essentially holds the cell membranes together. Here is a picture of it:

That is an electron microscope picture/drawing of the molecule itself and if that doesn’t look like a cross then I need better glasses than I have. God has placed the symbol of our salvation even inside our cells. This didn’t happen by accident. He knew that mankind would look into the structure of our cells and see this. Whether they associated it with Jesus or Christianity would be up to the individual and their beliefs, but it would still be there.

Jesus came to be your Savior and He accomplished all that was needed to be that and more. All that you need to do is accept the gift of salvation through faith in Him and turn away from your old, sinful ways and follow Him from this point on. It won’t be easy but the eternal benefits are fantastic!