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WORDS OF WISDOM!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT!
4/16 Wed
Our world is going to Hell in a hand-basket! While it does, it thinks all is well and good. It has a form of godliness, but denies the power thereof. This means people claim to be godly, but they refuse to repent of their sins and receive Jesus into their hearts. They refuse to allow the Lord God Almighty to be the Lord of their lives! Our world is already manifesting signs of the way things will be during the Tribulation Period. However, things will be far, far worse than this. For more information on today’s lesson, read “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”, and share today’s lesson with those you love! God Bless You! Vic.


  
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    Thank you... if only the rest of the world realized this, it could make such a difference.

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    I always had to laugh at this "hand-basket" comment, and have used it myself in frustration at how the world and its' people act...but it is no laughing matter...it is sadly true.

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 4/16/2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 4/16/2014
A Biblical View Of The End Times
Matthew 24:1-31
THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, Lesson 52d

(V. 7) This Time Will Be Marked By Diseases

(Verse 7) refers to "pestilence". This tells us that the Tribulation Period will be a time when diseases will run rampant among the human family. Again, this is referred to in the book of Revelation, (Rev. 6:8). This awful look into the future tells us that 25% of the world's population will die at one point in time. At present, there are over 6 billion people in the world with a new one being added every half-second! Every year, there are over 78 million new births in the world! Imagine a scene where over 1.5 billion people died during the same terrible tragedy. Imagine the disease that would result because of the lack of proper burial sites for the dead.

During World War II, 1 person out of every 40 died. During this terrible plague, 1 out of every 4 persons will die! Just look around and count them off wherever you are. It will be terrible time!

(V. 7) This Time Will Be Marked By Disasters - Jesus says that there will be earthquakes and natural disasters during these early years of the Tribulation. Again, the Twentieth First Century is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of earthquakes. These quakes became very intense and are happening in places that earthquakes usually do not take place. These things are simply setting the stage for what will happen in the future.

(V. 10, 12) This Time Will Be Marked By Disobedience
These verses seem to indicate that the Tribulation will be marked by a total disregard for the sanctity of life, property, or the rights of others. This is clear by two statements:
(V. 10) Betrayal and Hated - These verses seem to indicate that men in that day will have no respect for one another. Certainly violent crimes will increase and many will die at the hands of their fellow human.

Of course, the population of the world is already being trained to disregard the life and rights of their fellow man. When we live in a world that allows the murder of over 55 million unborn children every year, it sends the message that life is without value. When we see an increase in euthanasia and other forms of mercy killing become accepted by the people of the world, we know that they have lost respect for human life. It seems that we are not too many days removed from seeing the elderly, the mentally handicapped and others being exterminated to prevent them from being a drain on society.

When the world accepts the foolish notion that man evolved from lower life forms, that when he dies, he is like a dog that merely goes to the grave, it becomes easy to take lives. If men saw one another as what they are: unique creations, each made in the image of God, it would prevent some men from taking the life of another.

(V. 12) Wickedness and the love of sin –

The Tribulation will also see an increase in man's attraction to and indulgence in sin. After the church is removed at the rapture, all restraints on society will be removed as well. No longer will there be the presence of a people who are filled with the Holy Ghost. No longer will there be people on the earth who pray for society and their neighbors. The world will continue its slide into Hell by following sin with all the power it possesses.

Again, we can already see these things happening all around us. A quick look at (2 Timothy 3:1-5) proves this beyond all dispute! We live in a nation where 85% of the population of the United States claims to be Christian. Look at people’s lives and tell me how this can be!
How can that be when 62% of all Americans believe that Bible is not totally true?
How can that be when 75% of Americans do not believe in the existence of a personal, real devil?
How can that be when pornography earns an estimated 14 billion dollars per year in the US alone?
How can that be when 4 million men, every day, visit porn sites on the Internet?
How can that be when 1.5 million unborn babies are aborted in the country, in the name of convenience?
How can that be when the rate of pre-marital sexual activity in the church is the same as that of the world? The world looks around and declares with joy that the divorce rate is dropping. They are right, but the reason that the marriage rate is dropping is because people are just shacking up and living in sin!
How can that be when 32% of professed Christians and 64% of non-Christians say that they consume alcohol every month?

I could go on and on with that same kind of depressing mess, but I think the truth is evident! Our world is going to Hell in a hand-basket! While it does, it thinks all is well and good. It has a form of godliness, but denies the power thereof. This means people claim to be godly, but they refuse to repent of their sins and receive Jesus into their hearts. They refuse to allow the Lord God Almighty to be the Lord of their lives! Our world is already manifesting signs of the way things will be during the Tribulation Period. However, things will be far, far worse than this.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Sing and be Happy” By: Emory S. Peck (1940)

If the skies above you are gray, You are feeling so blue,
If your cares and burdens seem great all the whole day through,
There's a silver lining that shines in the heavenly land,
Look by faith and see it my friend, Trust in His promises grand.
Chorus:
Sing and you'll be happy today, Press along to the goal,
Trust in Him who leadeth the way, He is keeping your soul,
Let the world know where you belong, Look to Jesus and pray,
Lift your voice and praise Him in song, Sing and Be Happy Today!


Often we are troubled and tried, Sick with sorrow and pain,
There are others living in sin blest with earthly gain,
Take new courage we cannot tell what the morrow may bring,
When the dark clouds vanish away then your heart truly can sing.
Chorus:


Oft we fail the see the rainbow up in heaven's fair sky,
When it seems the fortunes of earth frown and pass us by,
There are things we know that are worth more the silver and gold,
If we hope and trust Him each day, We shall have pleasure untold.
Chorus:



TODAY’S PRAYER!
Awesome Father, Almighty God!
You have called us to a life of thankfulness. Your blessings fill our moments with gladness. The basis for our gratitude is Your sovereignty. Heaven and earth are filled with Your glorious presence. We mismanage things because we do not know what You know, nor see what You see. Grant us a greater measure of faith, understanding and appreciation for all that You do for us. We acknowledge Your sovereignty by giving thanks in all circumstances. This we pray with a humble spirit and a grateful heart in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

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JOANIE69 4/16/2014 10:10AM

    It will be a terrible and terrifying time to live without restraints. Today man dabbles in sin and gets away with it. One day - with no law- that will bring destruction and disaster (speedily) upon mankind.

Accept Christ ...believe in Him...and be saved today!

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WORDS OF WISDOM!

Monday, April 14, 2014

WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT!
4/14 Mon
One person dies from starvation or one of its related diseases every second of every day! This translates into 86,400 per day; 2,592,000 per month, or 31,104,000 every year! 75% of those who die are infants and children under that age of 5 years of age. That is the grace of God! Imagine that, over 23 million precious, innocent, souls ushered out of this world and spared from the tribulation. They died a horrible death, but they have everlasting life! For more information on today’s lesson, read “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”, and share today’s lesson with those you love! God Bless You! Vic.
PS: I have a doctor appointment Tuesday and will be gone most of the day, so we will resume our lessons on Wednesday! Thank You! Vic.

  
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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Mon, 4/14/2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Mon, 4/14/2014
A Biblical View Of The End Times
Matthew 24:1-31
THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, Lesson 52c


(V. 7) This Time Will Be Marked By Desperation –

According to this verse, there will be "famine" during the Tribulation. This is again made even clearer by the words of the Revelation, (Rev. 6:5-6). A careful look at these verses reveals the following:
The black horse speaks of death.
The balances refer to a careful rationing of food.
A "penny" was a day’s wages. A Roman penny would purchase 8 measures of wheat or 24 measures of barley. In other words, the food supply will be 1/8th of what it is normally.

However, the rider is told not to hurt the "oil or the wine". It appears that luxury items enjoyed by the rich will not be harmed. Sadly, the common man will not be able to buy these things. Therefore, he will starve!

Again, we are already seeing these things begin to take shape. We are living in the most prosperous days this world has ever known. However, the world has never been this populated before. Much of the land that was once used to grow food now has been transformed into places for people to work and live. Our world faces genuine food shortages. Think about the following for just a moment.
One person dies from starvation or one of its related diseases every second of every day! This translates into 86,400 per day; 2,592,000 per month, or 31,104,000 every year! 75% of those who die are infants and children under that age of 5 years of age. That is the grace of God! Imagine that, over 23 million precious, innocent, souls ushered out of this world and spared from the tribulation. They died a horrible death, but they have everlasting life!

During the Tribulation, these things will just grow worse and worse. Do you want to stay here for that?

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Jesus Is Coming Soon” By: R. E. Winsett (1942)

Troublesome times are here
Filling men’s hearts with fear,
Freedom we all hold dear now is at stake.
Humbling your heart to God
Saves from the chastening rod.
Seek the way pilgrims trod,
Christians awake!
Refrain:
Jesus is coming soon,
Morning or night or noon,
Many will meet their doom,
Trumpets will sound.
All of the dead shall rise,
Righteous meet in the sky,
Going where no one dies,
Heavenward bound!

Troubles will soon be o’er,
Happy forever more,
When we meet on that shore,
Free from all care.
Rising up in the sky,
Telling this world goodbye,
Homeward we then will fly,
glory to share.
Refrain:

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Gracious Father, Glorious God!
You are the Deliverer of both the weak and the strong. Today, we place our battles from within and without in Your loving and powerful hands. Helps us to be separated from the world and the things of the world. Enable us to live in the world so we may share the Good news of Jesus Christ to those that are lost in the world, and touch not those things that are unclean. Thank You for making us Your sons and daughters in Jesus our Lord. It is in His precious name that we pray. Amen!

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PS: I have a doctor appointment Tuesday and will be gone most of the day, so we will resume our lessons on Wednesday! Thank You! Vic.


  
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    Thats an old song I really like!

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    Thank you for reminding us that sometimes the greatest blessing comes with death. We are all appointed to die, and yet it is often the greatest fear man has. Rather we ought to accept our demise as our entrance into glory. I also love this old hymn that I had not thought about in decades. Thank you for this message, hymn and prayer. Be blessed, for you are a blessing.

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WORDS OF WISDOM!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT!
4/13 Sun
There will be a rise in the appearance of those claiming to be the way of salvation. There will be many false Christ's and false prophets during the Tribulation. However, none will have the power or the fame that will be enjoyed by the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The two reprobates from Hell will deceive the world into believing that they are literally gods and they will demand and receive the worship of men! The Tribulation will be a spiritual time, but it will be marked by great deception. One of the great tools used by the Antichrist to deceive the world will be his ushering in a time of peace. Did you know? For more information, read today’s lesson, “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”, and share it with those You love. Vic.

  
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    Thank you for sharing Vic. Somehow I didn't click on the subscribe and lost you. God bless.

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