The Kings of the Earth Set Themselves Against the LORD

_ Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”  Psalm 2:1-6 Nations and kings are warned to serve God because ultimate judgment has been entrusted to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ IS God’s KING. The… read more…

That I May Know Him

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death…” Philippians 3:10 Philippians 3:10 was my first “favorite verse”. I had not yet gone through anything that gave me an understanding of the “fellowship of his sufferings” so I wasn’t sure what that meant, but “that I may know him” just kept being replayed in my heart over and over. I WANTED to know Him more than I could express. I would get up in the middle of the night and put in a cassette tape that… read more…

God’s Thoughts Are Not The Same As Ours

God’s thoughts are not the same as our thoughts. He is weaving together all the events of lives of every single person to bring good out of every situation for His people involved. Sounds pretty impossible. Yeah, it would be impossible for you or me to figure this out, but nothing is impossible for God. That’s why we always trust Him to be doing what is best in every situation. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 God has characteristics… read more…

Call On the Name of the Lord

Acts 2:17-21 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into… read more…

Jesus says, “Come to Me…”

“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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28 These are the words of Jesus. He says to you, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened….”. Jesus issues this invitation to everyone. No one is left out. Not one person is turned away. All are invited to come. Life leaves us weary and burdened, but… read more…