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I’ve seen the buzz on the internet concerning Friday’s blood moon and what the media reports as a doomsday prophecy.


Time for some facts. The blood moon does not signal thee day the world ends. The Bible clearly states that we do not know the day or the hour, meaning specifically. But we can know the season. We can know what to look for. And yes, a blood moon is one of the signs.


The Joel verse that is being quoted says that it ushers in the time. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)  The day or the tribulation comes later. We don’t know how much later.


We are in the last days. This is a fact that brings derision because Christians have been saying that for a lo-ong time. About two thousand years. Skeptics wish we’d give it up for crying out loud.


But here’s the truth: we’ve been in the last days since the Holy Spirit fell on the disciples and the Bible says so. Disciple/Apostle Peter said in Acts 2:16-18, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;  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: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”


Yeah, he quoted Joel too.


But there are some things that have to happen first. For the world to come under the unrestrained rule of man controlled by demonic power and create havoc everywhere, Christians have to be absent. They have been given all authority over Satan. Another reason is the Bible says the Church has not been appointed to wrath. Because of this, many believers think the rapture comes before the end.


They also believe that the rapture will come at a time of great harvest, meaning born again souls not soybeans. So if thousands of people disappear and you are left standing in the street listening to crickets? Then you can panic.


But more facts. Ezekiel 38 and 39 speak of an alliance in the Middle East against Israel never seen before. Gog, Magog and company. Left out of this alliance are major enemies of Israel. When Ezekiel spoke this, the nation of Israel didn’t exist. Its enemies had conquered it.


But in 1948, when Ezekiel’s other prophecy about Israel came true, Arab enemies surrounded the fledgling nation to annihilate it. Except they couldn’t. These Arab countries tried for years. Couldn’t be done. 


Do you realize today Arab leaders are scrambling to become friends with Israel? They want Israel’s protection from a new enemy. Who is this enemy? The alliance Ezekiel said would come at a time when Israel’s security was so secure they wouldn’t need to put walls around their towns.


That alliance is Russia, Turkey and Iran. This alliance will attempt to invade Israel. It is referred to as Ezekiel’s war, and it will be stopped by God using an earthquake among other things. With the alliance camped at the Golan border and rumblings of seismic activity in the Holy Land, I understand the concern.


Where does Ezekiel’s war fit into the end times? We may find out. The Bible says there is a year of the Lord’s favor and a day for His vengeance against His enemies. See the pattern? Long time; short time. It has been a long time by design. But there is a day coming. 


Here is the takeaway: have you asked Jesus to come into your heart, to forgive you, and help you live for Him? If you haven’t, it is a good time to do so.


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Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:45:18 GMT //
We Are the "Tent of Meeting" //

One thing the Bible teaches us is that God wants to meet with us.

In the Garden of Eden, heaven and earth became one as God walked with Adam. The Onkelos Targum translates the Genesis 3:8 passage as Adam heard “the voice of the Word of the Lord God walking.” John says, “In the beginning was the Word.” He goes on to say the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John1:1,14) John is telling us that the Word is God and Jesus is God.

When God gave Moses instructions for the tabernacle, it was to be called the Tent of Meeting. Israelites watched as Moses entered the Tent and the Pillar of Cloud descended as Moses and God met and talked. (Exodus 33:8-9)

Met and talked. Like friends, confidants.

Here is evidence during three time periods in the Bible of God’s desire to meet with His people.

Today, the time after the cross and resurrection, we are the tent of meeting. If you are a born again believer, Jesus, the Word, lives in you. It is pure love that we are given this privilege.

Jesus calls to us; waits for us amid all the distractions. His desire is for us to be taught, comforted, encouraged and to be shown what is to come.

 But he leaves the act of meeting to us.

If God seems distant, praise. Thank Him for the smallest graces He sees to in your day. Thank Him for the grander blessings you enjoy. Praise is the signature of gratefulness.  It puts us in a state of humbleness. It makes us realize God’s involvement in our life.

James says, “Do not err...every good and every perfect gift is from above  and comes down from the Father...” (James 1:16-17)

God says He inhabits the praise of His people. But not for His benefit. It is for ours. The benefit is what His power is able to overcome by our praise: fear, doubt, worry.

Breathe in the air He has given us, and exhale it as praise back to Him.

Let the “meeting” last all day. Acknowledge it when you wake up at night.
Allow heaven and earth to become one as you walk with God. Keep it up all week. All month. All summer. Every day for the rest of your life. 

Let us take full advantage of the gift the cross has given us.

I’m praying this over my life and I invite you to join me: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness... For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.” (Colossians 2:6-7 and 9-10 NIV)

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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:35:54 GMT //
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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:27:22 GMT //
Coming War? //

In a recent news article, CBN reported on a rising concern in the mix of Middle East tension. Our new book, Countries in the Middle East: Who They Are Today, can help you understand the reasons for the unrest. We have been hearing good things from those of you reading it, and we are happy that you like it. If you would, please leave a review on Amazon to help spread the word. Here are the links to the video and our book.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:56:47 GMT //
Blessed to Receive! //

I wanted to share with you a personal story.

When my husband got sick we prayed and believed God for his healing. It was a brief struggle of victories and defeats. When he passed away it felt like robbery. We did not understand. God’s word is true. All of it. The parts about answering prayer. The parts about saving, redeeming and delivering.

On a hot August day, I sat on my patio and cried. Understanding began to dawn as the Word, opened on my lap, pointed to the truth. I failed. My husband failed. My whole family failed. We have never comprehended the truth God laid out in His word, by His works and His death on the cross.

I know that many of you will disagree with me as I tell you the rest, but I want you to realize I would have too...before.

We prayed; we fasted; we believed. What we never did was receive. 

We kept asking. We kept knocking. We kept pleading with God. My husband said, “If it is God’s will for me to go, I accept it.” But he wanted to live longer.

During the next three weeks, my husband saw Jesus. His mind changed, I think. And that is ok. I don’t blame him. But why didn’t our prayers work?
Because we wasted our time begging when we should have practiced praising God and receiving.

It has been four years since my husband was promoted to heaven. I am not the same person. I made a decision to totally immerse myself in God’s word and Spirit. I’ve learned a lot. We all have.

A couple months ago my grandson, Creed, developed a baseball size mass on his neck. This time we didn’t plead. God’s will is to heal. Salvation includes healing. The Greek word is sōzō. We did pray. We did lay hands on him. But here is the miracle working part: we received the healing as done. We stood on God’s healing scriptures, speaking them over little Creed during the day like we were administering medicine.

There is much more to say, but here is what I want to stress: we didn’t hope for the healing to come. We believed he already had it. The Word [Jesus] was manifesting in Creed’s body not the illness.

Within a week it was smaller. In two it was pea-size. Today he will tell you Jesus healed him. He is three.

This has changed all of us. We hope it will inspire you. If you are believing God to heal your illness, don’t beg. Receive. If you are a born again believer in God, receive.

A big thank you to all our church family in Michigan and Texas, Pastor Tom, Sarah, Patricia and Matthew Lopez, Andrew, Debra, the Superkid Staff, Pastor John and all the rest. Praising God!


Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:34:11 GMT //
When Enemies Are Really Friends //


True friends are hard to come by. But in Matthew 8 and Luke 7 we see a host of them. A Roman Centurion lived in Capernaum who loved the Jewish people and built them a synagogue. He had a young servant, a child, who by accident or illness was paralyzed and in severe pain. It bothered him to see the kid suffer.


He asked his Jewish friends if they could get Jesus to heal the boy. The Jews came to Jesus and told him about the Centurion and his servant. Jesus offered to go at once. The way Luke tells the story, it seems the Centurion got word that Jesus was on His way. It was unlawful for a Jew to mingle with Gentiles, but the Jew of Jews, the Messiah God, was about to step into his home and make Himself unclean.


The Centurion was humbled. And grateful. But he did not want to dishonor Him. The following words revealing the understanding of the Centurion are the only time faith astonished Jesus.


“The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”

                                                                    –Matthew 8:8-10 KJV


The point for today is not the faith of the Centurion but the willingness of Jesus. Look to the extent He would go for the Roman soldier. The soldier who represented the oppression of Israel and the gods of a pagan country. Matthew leaves out the testimony of the Centurion’s friends. He knew that to Jesus the man’s position meant little. What mattered was that he asked. Matthew had seen many miracles, none dependent on any title. What mattered was belief. Jesus asked people, “Do you believe…” Matthew knew Jesus touched lepers. He touched dead boys in caskets. He would become unclean for those who wanted and needed Him.


Stooping to our level is never an issue for God. That is what the cross was all about. He humbled Himself to lift us up, to give us honor and make us clean.


It was another Centurion in another town who honored Jesus’ death. It was a fitting eulogy, and one that endures. He said, “Truly, this man was the Son of God.” (Mark 15:39 KJV)


He still is the Son of God. He is not on a cross or in a grave; He is seated at the right of God. But He’s still willing to meet you on your level. The Centurion dared to ask. The lepers, the blind and the hurting dared to ask.


What is it that you want to ask? Need to ask? For yourself or another? Dare to believe that He will answer.


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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:31:14 GMT //