Jesus taught that his Kingdom will advance WITHIN the Church like yeast through dough. How can you and I impact the Church in a “Matt. 13:33” way?
Might hard times we are going through right now be God’s method of helping us practice for the end times? If we view them that way, they can be.
Communist factions, Anarchist factions, Radical Muslim factions and Black Lives Matter are joining forces for a spring and summer of protests (and possibly terror) in the United States. In a nation where these various left-leaning constituencies are “supported” by the Administration, will law enforcement or military forces be allowed to restrict them? What will be the result of the Democracy Spring and the Red Green Alliance?
How can we defeat ISIS? How do you overcome an ideological foe? This is a complicated topic and will require a multi-part discussion. This first installment is about knowing and understanding your enemy.
PART ONE: KNOWING THE ENEMY
On December 6, 2015 a few days after the massacre in San Bernadino, President Obama outlined his suggestions about ISIS. His plan for defeating ISIS left most Americans looking for other solutions. Presidential candidates Cruz and Trump have let their opinions be known as well, but all these ideas just seem lacking to me. So I have decided to provide the Church with my thoughts on how Christians should proceed.
What does it mean that the shepherd leaves the 99 sheep to search for the lost one? What implications does this have on our witnessing or on our physical protection during the end times?
Joel Richardson and I had a conversation on his show “The Underground” a couple months ago. He posted it online today. You can access the interview HERE
Please support Joel’s site by viewing the interview there and leaving comments there as well. Joel has been doing interviews with a number of like-minded teachers over the past two months and I recommend you view all of them. It is highly educational. I don’t miss an episode. It is a wonderful service to help awaken the Church and advance the Kingdom.
I’m sure you’ve seen the recent New York Daily News headline that “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
The Daily’s writer, Rich Schapiro, was making a case for gun control and against conservative politicians who offered up prayers for the victims but not Mr. Schapiro’s flavor of gun control. Mr. Schapiro mocked the prayers of the faithful saying, “the prayers aren’t working.”
My article isn’t about gun control or politics. It’s about the not so subtle suggestion by Mr. Schapiro that God is impotent or doesn’t exist. “How can a loving God permit mass murder and terrorism,” he might have asked.
If you had to describe the most important factor the Church needs to know about End Times, what would it be? This is mine; my entire ministry is centered on this one crucial aspect. So what does your church need to know about end times?
The ancient Thessalonians were sent a letter that turned out to have been a forgery. This letter caused great concern in their church; in response, Paul wrote an epistle (2 Thessalonians) that forms the basis of much of what we know about the Day of the Lord. The ancient forgery has long been thrown on the trash heap of time, but 2 Thessalonians is a must read section of scripture for every Christian.