Obedience to God

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Introduction

Jesus never said it would be easy. In fact, He said it would be difficult. In John 15:20, Jesus says, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” Furthermore, 2nd Timothy 3:12-13 says, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Doesn’t this last verse ring true, considering the present state of the world Matters have gotten worse, and Christians are persecuted more than ever before for proclaiming the Good News and upholding God’s law. We truly live in a world of darkness, where enemies conspire against us for following God. Jesus knew this would happen, as he said, “They hated me without reason” (John 15:25).

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Why Serve God

Why Serve God

"I have always loved you,” says the LORD. But you retort, “Really How have you loved us” And the LORD replies, “This is how I showed my love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob... (Malachi 1:2 NLT)

Dr. Oswalt | The Stand

The book of Malachi asks the question, “Does it pay to serve God or not” When the Judean people came back from exile in Babylon, they were excited. Against all the odds, Yahweh had fulfilled the promises of the prophets to bring them home again. So they dived into the prophetic books to see what other promises the prophets had made. What they found was wonderful: riches, glory, power, world-wide dominion! Wonderful! Read More


Is The Lord Trying To Get Our Attention?

Is The Lord Trying To Get Our Attention?

Joe Rogowski | Minding the Times

Has anyone asked the question whether what we are experiencing through COVID-19 is an exercise of God’s wrath upon our sinful and ever increasing decadent societies My prayer above all else, in our current health crisis, is that we are not experiencing a re-visitation of Numbers 16: 46b:

                                                           “Wrath has come out from the Lord; the plague has started.”

 

Could it be that our ungodly choices in our civic and national policies and the increasing secularization of our cultures with our inclinations toward abortion, infanticide, drug and human trafficking, national laws and protections affirming homosexual lifestyles, homosexual marriage and transgenderism while overruling religious freedoms, brazen corruption in high places by national leaders and those passing laws, rage, violence, sexual assaults, and spousal abuse, rampant sensuality, promiscuity and child pornography while our arts and entertainment industries profit on increasingly erotic, pornographic portrayals and visuals, are leading to a reckoning of our debaucheries on a planetary scale 

 

With growing frequency, we are witnessing renunciation of His existence with impunity by academics, millennials, university students, renowned scientists, and network hosts stimulating mass audiences with disdain for all things religious or spiritual. Isn’t it true that rebellion and selfishness fester in every segment of society with claims of victimhood and deprivations while gratitude, contentment, service, national loyalty, and sacrifice grow increasingly rare Who could blame the Lord, if what we are experiencing on a global scale is an expression of His wrath and has nothing to do with the Chinese or President Trump but with our own shared humanity’s wantonness and degeneracy

 

If that be true, then one wonders too, if the so-called Lord’s people, who are called by His name, are somewhat complicit in our national and global woes by refraining from our defined duty to lead the nations in repentance according to the given format of

2Chronicles 7:14

 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear Read More


America at the Crossroads of Liberty & Tyranny

America at the Crossroads of Liberty & Tyranny

Dr. Robert Youngblood | The Stand

Spiritual battles have burst through to our physical world, and we can ignore them no more without dire consequences - freedom and liberty in America are under attack.  

America is at more than an economic and health crossroads.  America is at the crossroads of liberty and tyranny.  We cannot travel both roads. 

Liberty flourishes with truth and courage.  Tyranny flourishes with lies and fear.  

Lies increase the fear.  Fear jackhammers our foundational freedoms.   Read More


It’s Not the Virus that is Ailing our Country: It’s US

It’s Not the Virus that is Ailing our Country: It’s US

By Greene Hollowell,  

While everyone might have their mind on the virus, life will still go on and we will need to face all the things as before. With that in mind I send this letter.

Listening to the VIRGINIAN, the TV cowboy, who was helping a neighbor who was being wrongly attacked, the neighbor asked why was he helping in a situation that was not his concern, his reply:

IF THERE IS A WRONG, YOU FIGHT IT.

IF YOU DON’T, YOU BECOME A PART OF IT.

Certainly, there are many wrongs being committed now. It brought to my mind a few verses from the HOLY BIBLE:

‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death: don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts and He sees you. He keeps watch over your soul, and He knows you knew! And He will judge all people according to what they have done’. Proverbs 24:11,12 (New Living Bible)

Every day we read or hear about wrongs being committed. They are sometimes overwhelming and we say to ourselves, what can I do about it

If you read about it in the paper, a Letter to the Editor can show support. People want to know they are not alone in a wrong!

Visits to public officials, letting them know about areas they may be unaware, being sure to follow up with a letter confirming any commitments. If you have the stomach for it- protesting at events. If you have the funds, contributing money to help those who might be more affected. Don’t vote for those with an evil agenda and actions. Praying to God sometimes brings a miracle.

God is involved in our lives whether we want Him or not, and He does have the final say, and the SIN of OMISSION does come into play.

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Holy Week Review: Day by Day

Holy Week Review: Day by Day

As Easter arrives on Sunday with many churches forced to be closed, how can Christians embrace Easter from their homes   Easter comes and goes year after year, but should it be merely an annual event  What happened DAY BY DAY from Palm Sunday until "Easter"   Take time to see the following short videos that cover that time period.

Palm Sunday:

In this video, we begin a week-long study on the final days of Christ. By Friday, Jesus will be crucified, but truly His last days were no less difficult. Through this video series, I hope that we can all grow closer to His heart and truly understand the suffering of our Savior.

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The Dark Side of Technology Withdrawal

The Dark Side of Technology Withdrawal

Brad Huddleston

I can’t tell you how many times, after giving a talk, a parent has come up to me and said something like, “You just described my child to a tee.”

The only thing I do is give a list of the general symptoms of digital addiction with explanations. Here’s the list:

  • anger
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • attention deficits
  • emotional numbness

         There are more, but in my experience, these are the most common. I convey to my audiences that most of us experience at least some of these symptoms simply because of our daily stresses. What I’m talking about is an exacerbation of these symptoms brought on by addiction. Read More


Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance

Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance

Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me]. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (AMP)

Brad Huddleston

The shocking headline from the Oct. 7, 2019 edition of USA Today reads, Epic Games sued for not warning parents Fortnight is allegedly as addictive as cocaine.

The court case came as no surprise to me. After all, I’m the author of the book and video, Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance. I’ve been beating this drum for years. Audiences all over the world watch and listen to my presentations with great intensity. However, being heard, I discovered early on is quite another matter. Read More


EMERGENCY Alert: SOGI Bills Will Destroy Churches and Religious Schools!

EMERGENCY Alert: SOGI Bills Will Destroy Churches and Religious Schools!

Dear Christian, it is the Christian's duty to defend the Word of God and the Church when directly attacked, not to act is to be disobedient.  We will be judged for both our actions and our inaction at the Bema Seat of Christ.

from the Family Foundation

I wish I had better news for you on Valentine’s Day of all days, and that the title of this email was an exaggeration, but we really have found ourselves in a dire and urgent situation in Virginia, and we MUST act now to save Christian churches, schools, and non-profit ministries from the destruction the new Democrat majority is plotting for them.

HB 1663 (D-Sickles) and its Senate version SB 868 (D-Ebbin) place far-reaching special protections for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) into virtually every part of our law, and EVERY TIME it creates a direct conflict with people of faith (typically Christians) who hold to a Biblical and historical view of marriage, sexuality, and human nature – including churches, private schools, and non-profit ministries.

These bills virtually guarantee that churches, private religious schools and non-profit ministries, and Christian-led businesses who will not abandon God’s Word and His design for male and female will be targeted, sued, fined, bankrupted, and ultimately shut down.  (Read some of the ways below.)

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Where Do Christians Go When They Die

Where Do Christians Go When They Die

 

Lamb & Lion Ministries

Dr. Reagan: We are going to focus on questions people sent in to our ministry about Eternity, or to put it another way, questions about Heaven and Hell. The first question deals with when a person dies, whether he or she immediately goes to Heaven or Hell, or spiritually sleeps in the grave until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Their childhood preacher taught them about a concept called Soul Sleep.

Tim Moore: There are some who have become misled when it comes to the concept of Soul Sleep. This concept teaches that our souls are buried with our bodies and we just hang out in some kind of limbo until Jesus returns to resurrect our bodies. But, the Apostle Paul was very clear, and he told us a couple of different times, such as in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 where he states, "Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight, we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord." Paul also revealed in Philippians 1:21, "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." And, again in verse 23, "But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better." Paul said he knew that when he departed his body he would be with Christ. Read More


What Does the Bible Say About Pandemic Diseases and Sicknesses

What Does the Bible Say About Pandemic Diseases and Sicknesses

From GOT QUESTIONS

Question: "What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases/sicknesses"

Answer:
Various outbreaks of pandemic diseases, such as Ebola or the coronavirus, have prompted many to ask why God allows—or even causes—pandemic diseases and whether such illnesses are a sign of the end times. The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, describes numerous occasions when God brought plagues and diseases on His people and on His enemies “to make you see my power” (Exodus 9:14, 16). He used plagues on Egypt to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites from bondage, while sparing His people from being affected by them (Exodus 12:13; 15:26), thus indicating His sovereign control over diseases and other afflictions. Read More