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The Day That Will Solve Everything

Many people believe Revelation 11:15 – 16 describes the moment of the return of Christ…

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,

In recent years I have thought more about this day, the day when Christ returns, and the older I get, the more I long for it. On that day every minor and major problem I face today will be solved. On that day sleepless nights will be over, for all worries like a mist will fade away. Backaches and bruises…and cancer will be gone.

There will be more. Like the day that the rain came on the earth and Noah and his family escaped into the ark, so mockers who ridiculed Christians with “Where is the promise of his coming?” (2 Peter 3:4) will be shut up forever. False teachers will never utter another word.

You won’t look over your shoulder ever again.

Rest. That’s another thing I think about. Blessed, real, total and complete rest. On that day, the Lord Jesus will say to His saints, “It’s okay; I’ve got this.” Of course, He had it all along, but we always doubted. But doubt will be gone on that day, and we won’t ever doubt again, because…faith will be sight.

He will take His great power, the great power which He has held in check…and HE WILL BEGIN TO REIGN (vs 17). And so, the dead will be judged and His servants will be rewarded (vs. 18). That’s me! Like other believers, I’m His servant. So, I’ll get a reward on that day. Of course, every thing I’ve ever “done” has been the result of His grace and power working in my life, but no matter, He’s still going to reward me…and trust me, I’ll just go with it. I’d suggest the same for you.

Though I’ve heard there may be an opportunity for us to throw our various crowns at His feet.

And I’ll just go with that too.


For Thursday, December 17th: Revelation 12



Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


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The Word of God: Sweet and Bitter

So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter. And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.” Revelation 10:9-11 (ESV)

Consider the Word of the Living God: It is glorious. It is wonderful. It is really HIS WORD. Because the Lord of Heaven is speaking to us in every word, we rejoice in it. We delight in it. It is our daily bread.

But it is also bitter. How is this possible?

Well…take an example. Consider this particular word from Revelation 22: “Behold, I am coming soon!” Oh, how sweet that day will be! On that great day, He will wipe away all tears.

Doubt? Gone!……Fear? Gone!…..Sadness? Gone!…..Pain? Gone!  It will surely be the sweetest day we have ever known.

But it will be such a bitter day as well. The Day of the Lord will also be the day that men and women call out for the mountains to fall on them; it will be the day that they long for death but death will not come. So the sweetest Day will be the bitterest also.

John MacArthur speaks of this in his message on Revelation 10: “What does that mean? Warn men, tell them of the bitter, tell them of the sweet. Tell them what’s in the seventh trumpet. Tell them what’s in the seventh bowl and all the ones preceding it. Tell them to taste the honey and avoid the bitter. He’s saying to him … repeat what you’ve heard to peoples and nations in all languages. That’s the call, that’s the commission, that’s the assignment.”

Indeed, that is what we do with this sweet…and yet bitter word: proclaim it to all who will hear, so that on the Day that is surely coming, they will taste the honey of redemption.


For Wednesday, December 16th: Revelation 11

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Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Regarding the Blood Moon Thing

moon eclipse - planet red blood with cloudsWe wandered outside a few different times last night to check out the eclipse, but we were not afraid. With a recent headline from the Guardian, we had the inside scoop from the government:

“Blood moon” brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry.

Do you feel better?

Well thank you, NASA, but actually I wasn’t worried in the first place; and if anyone else cares, I haven’t taken the time to do any real study about this whole blood moon phenomenon. You can write me letters – or comment below (that’s probably easier).

I did however, appreciate this brief article: Blood Moons and Biblical Discernment, and if you are interested in more information, I think you can skip the Guardian article and turn to this for a brief summation. The upshot is this – Christ is coming again – but we don’t know when, and a “tetrad” of full moons is not going to make one whit of a difference. Even the pastor John Hagee, who wrote a book on the phenomenon I didn’t read, apparently agreed (which may lead one to wonder why he wrote the book in the first place, but again, I can’t tell you, and that’s what the comments are for).

Here is what we absolutely do need to know: Christ is coming again, and we do well to yearn for this return, as the writer of Hebrews says…

Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 (ESV)

Who is it that will be saved? Well, those who have believed in his name, and one of the evidences of this is that you are eagerly waiting for Him. And why not eagerly wait for Him? Some may tremble in fear at the Lord Jesus’s return, but we who have trusted in Him know that His return will bring not judgment, but rescue and salvation…the beginnings of an eternity of joy.

So we pray, “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”


For tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th: Hebrews 10



Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Planned Parenthood and the Second Coming

Anyone who considers himself a sinner should be glad for the many pictures of Gentle Jesus in Scripture. For instance…

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)

“Come to Jesus!” It is the most wonderful and happy command. And above, in the Lord’s own words, we see a picture of the “soft” Jesus, for when He came the first time, He came in kindness. He only asks that in response to His great kindness displayed on the cross, we repent and trust in Him. He is the Jesus who dies for sinners.

Jesus coming to slay sinners

But there is an expiration date on this offer, for this same Jesus is coming again…to slay sinners.

2 Thessalonians chapter 2 has one of many pictures of Jesus the sin-slaying and sinner-slaying God…

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 (ESV)

Oh my. Read it again. He will “kill with the breath of his mouth.” When He appears, how gloriously and easily He will wipe out the putrid Anti-Christ. And His hot breath will not only evaporate the wicked one, but also all who have followed him, in other words, all those who have delayed in receiving His kind and generous offer, as the Apostle wrote in chapter 1…

When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 (ESV)

Planned Parenthood and other wicked ones

My mind turns to those Planned Parenthood workers who have casually crushed the skulls of countless human beings, and I also think of all those who have rushed to their support in congress and the media.

Jesus is not pleased. And when He comes, His breath will be fire on them.

But why stop with these wicked men and women? For I myself was just like them, and I too would have melted for my sin under Christ’s hot breath had I refused his offer of mercy in the gospel.

This is our God. This is the Glorious One we worship, and we should not trifle with Him or seek to figuratively pat “Gentle Jesus” on the head. For as C.S. Lewis reminds us regarding the Christ figure Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

So wherever you are today, whatever your sin, come humbly in repentance to the “unsafe” King, who is good…and do it now, before it is too late.

For Tuesday, August 25th: 2 Thessalonians 3



Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Uncategorized


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