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Give this a read! Awesome insight into Prophecy and the Jewish expectation.

October 13, 2016

https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/as-we-observe-yom-kippur-tonight-its-worth-asking-where-do-we-as-modern-jews-receive-atonement-for-our-sins/

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I’d Like To Place a Complaint

September 20, 2016

https://thepastelwars.wordpress.com/2016/09/15/id-like-to-place-a-complaint/#respond

All Things Will Be Revealed

September 20, 2016

“Fear Him…” Lk12:5 
All these things will be revealed. And it is the ultimate hypocrisy of the “religious man” to put on a show, a mask, an act for others to see while inside he cares more about what people think than God. 

All these things will be revealed. God doesn’t forget the value of one animal. And you are of more value than many of them (Lk12:6-7). So why not trust Him and fear Him? Why is man’s opinion of me so important? Man has no power over my eternity and yet the message from eternity says God controls my destiny.   

All these things will be revealed. Did I confess Christ before man? Did I speak up when my heart was nudged by the Spirit of God. Was I concerned more for my reputation than for God’s? Did I care more about speaking up for Jesus than what others would say about me? Do I care more about pleasing men, myself, or pleasing God? 

Have I yielded myself to the Spirit of God, or to the spirit of this age?   

Lord, fill me with Your Spirit!

Is There Any Good News In The Mideast? Yes, despite intense persecution of the Church, we’re also seeing a great harvest of Muslims turning to Christ. Here’s the latest.

May 21, 2016

Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. That was true for the Apostle John, as it’s true in the Middle East, as it is true for us wherever we live. Christ is the hope of glory and He shoes into whatever the dark situation!

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Recently, Lynn and I had the opportunity to have dinner in Jerusalem with our good friends, Tom and JoAnn Doyle. Among other things we talked about two important trend lines in the world of Gospel ministry to Muslims — persecution and harvest.

Below is an article on this subject that I asked Tom to write specifically for this blog. It’s very informative and encouraging. I hope you’ll not only read it but share it with others.

By way of context, Tom was a senior pastor in New Mexico and Colorado for more than two decades. Then, in the summer of 2001, the Lord called he and JoAnn to serve the persecuted Church in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Little did they know the horrific events of 9/11 were coming. Nor could they have possibly imagined that the greatest era of church growth in the Muslim world in fourteen centuries…

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The Cross: A Macabre Intervention

March 24, 2016

Descriptive, insightful, revolting and Biblical post to make you think again wbout the cross, written by a great friend…

“No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily.” Jesus (John 10:18 NLT) The cross of Christ is offensive. It’s distasteful, detestable and gross. A religious symbol that, it could be argued, is more objectionable than an electric chair or noosed rope. Could you imagine if Jesus was hung or beheaded instead […]

https://thepastelwars.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/a-macabre-intervention/

Desiring God?

January 22, 2016

THREE REASONS TO START A DAILY READING PLAN IN 2016

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The new year is here, and many Christians have resolved to begin a new habit: read their Bible daily. Well, we’re here to help! Blue Letter Bible has 6 daily reading plans for you to choose from. Here are three reasons you might want to sign up for one:

1. WE NEED THE WORD!

There is no discipline more important than the regular reading of God’s Word. It is the means that God uses to build a healthy Christian (Heb 4:122 Tim 3:16). The Scriptures tell us about God Himself—His work, His character, His attributes. It informs us about God’s Law and how badly we have fallen short of it. This turns us to the good news about Jesus Christ (also found in the pages of Scripture) and how this Messiah—the incarnation of God—lived the perfect life we could never live only to die the brutal death that we deserved to die, so that through His resurrection we might rise with Him if we repent and believe upon this gospel.

2. READING PLANS HELP US READ ALL OF THE WORD.

There are many ways to read the Bible in a year. Some read canonically (from Genesis to Revelation), and others chronologically (in the historical order that Bible events occurred), and still others will do a mixed approach. Whichever the case, reading all of the Word is an important discipline for the Christian. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4). If we are to live by every word that proceeds from His mouth, then surely he intends that we actually read or hear every word.

3. READING PLANS HELP US BUILD A DAILY ROUTINE IN THE WORD.

We live in an exciting age. Now that the Bible can be accessed online through websites like Blue Letter Bible, Youversion, and others, anyone with internet access can read and study the Bible wherever they are. It has never been easier to access God’s Word. Yet, many of don’t take advantage of this blessing. We don’t read regularly or thoroughly. A reading plan will help provide accountability. If you have a free BLB account, we will even keep track of your progress for you!

BLB’S DAILY BIBLE READING PLANS

Are you now resolved to use a Bible reading plan in order to get through God’s Word in a year? If so, you may want to consider using one of our Bible reading plans.

You can download the PDF file for any of our reading plans, or use your BLB account to keep track of your reading progress online.

Presence vs Purpose

January 22, 2016

The Lord has been teaching me so much about this I have to share…

First, a couple quotes from men who walked with Jesus:

“In an effort to get the work of the Lord done we often lose contact with the Lord of the work.”  AW Tozer

“We have become so self-centered that we go to God only for something from Him and not for God Himself”  Oswald Chambers

You can never bypass God’s presence to gain His purposes!  The only place to receive purpose is when you have spent time in His presence.  When He alone is enough, you’ll come to realize how you can please Him.  I think one thing I’m learning that can derail me from Him is the focus of my worship.  Truly, no Old Testament style idols clutter my shelves at home but spiritual ones may at times clutter my heart.  Here’s one:

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them…” Mt 6:1

Jesus knew.  And, He knows my heart too.  I’m never fooling Him, I’m just sometimes playing the fool.  I believe the crux of this issue is uncovered in an honest question – whom do I worship?  Who is it you’re trying to please