Jesus Is Coming Soon. Are You Ready?

An Overview of Revelation 
Christ in Prophecy
Dr. David Reagan

2 Corinthians 5:10 
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Bill Salus: America's Spiritual Indictment

Bill Salus: America's Spiritual Indictment
Prophecy Watchers

Is it too late for America? 

Has America passed Biblical boundaries? 

Prophetic Layers Revealing the Messiah

The Lion and The Lamb

  The story of Samson is God seeing his plan through despite the sin of people. If God wills it God does it.  God always fulfills his promises and never lies.  Lets see what we can learn from Perry Stone about what the story of  Samson really tells us.



Passover - The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Passover - The Feast of Unleavened Bread
by David Weiss

Revelation 1:1-6 "This is the revelation which G-d gave to Yeshua the Messiah, so that he could show his servants what must happen very soon. He communicated it by sending his angel to his servant Yochanan, 2 who bore witness to the Word of G-d and to the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah, as much as he saw. 3 Blessed are the reader and hearers of the words of this prophecy, provided they obey the things written in it! For the time is near! From: Yochanan To: The seven Messianic communities in the province of Asia: Grace and shalom to you from the One who is, who was and who is coming; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne; and from Yeshua the Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the earth’s kings. To him, the one who loves us, who has freed us from our sins at the cost of his blood, who has caused us to be a kingdom, that is, cohanim for G-d, his Father — to him be the glory and the rulership forever and ever. Amen."

Tonight at sundown begins the Festival of Pesach. Passover, the feast of unleavened bread. Initially the purpose of the unleavened bread was because the Israelites were about to leave Egypt. It was going to be in a hurry so the L-rd had them use unleavened bread because they did not have time for it to rise. But it has a deeper meaning than just that. It also is about not being affected by the yeast of the world. 

When the Isra'elites were going into the wilderness on the way to the Land of Promise, it was a message to them. The message was "the people you will displace are pagan in all their spiritual practices. I do not want you to be affected by their practices." Initially they were supposed to go in and defeat all the inhabitants so they would wipe out their sinful, idolatrous practices. But things got messed up from the beginning. 

The Isra'elites lost faith quickly. They failed to walk by faith and they quickly turned to idolatry. But the worst part was their lack of faith in believing the 10 negative spies and not the report of the good spies. So G-d caused them to wander for 40 years. 40 years of punishment so that the generation of unbelief would have a chance to die out. Those 20 and older would not survive to the Land of Promise - except for the two good spies - Y'hoshua and Calev. 

Look at the words of the introduction of today's passage again. What do you see? Twice it says that these things will happen soon. But it has been nearly two thousand years since they were spoken. Yeshua had told his emissaries at one point to beware of the yeast of the P'rushim, the Pharisees. They were not to allow the legalistic influence of the P'rushim to affect their spiritual beliefs. And he issued a similar warning here. He said in verse 3 "provided they obey the things written in it!"

What are some things written in this prophesy that people have failed to obey? This book goes on the speak seven letters to seven communities throughout Asia. I believe those seven are types. They are not seven specific congregations but seven types of congregations. In it they are described by the ways they do or do not follow the truth. And there is still the word "soon." He says that these things will happen soon. It is a building of expectation. 

Today we tend to think like the world around us. We go to our jobs and save for retirement and hope to live comfortably. But that is not how the walk of faith is described. It is not that those things are sinful, but they do not concentrate on right things. The right things of relying on G-d and telling others about him. Even today we need that reminder of walking with G-d and trusting him for our sustenance. Because his rulership is forever and ever!

The Four Passover Cups

Prophecy in the News

Each of the cups on the Passover table has a special meaning. 
The fourth cup is a prophecy that will be fulfilled at the second coming of Christ.

The Final Game of Thrones

Everyone will hate you because of me.  
But whoever holds out to the end will be saved. 
Mark 13:13

The Final Game of Thrones - The King of the West
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 The perseverance of the saints is only possible because of 
the perseverance of God.
J. Oswald Sanders

Actions Speak Louder Than Your Words

SCRIPTURE   Matthew 7:1-29 

SITUATION  Matthew recorded the ending of Jesus sermon.  Jesus called his hearers to put his teaching into practice.   

OBSERVATION   Jesus said that the true way which leads to life is based on an internal transformation, not on external deeds.

INSPIRATION  You want to make a difference in your world? Live a holy life.
Be faithful to your spouse.
Be the one at the office who refuses to cheat.
Be the neighbor who acts neighborly.
Be the employee who does the work and doesn't complain.
Pay your bills.
Do your part and enjoy life.
Don't speak one message and live another.

Note the last line of Paul's worlds in 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, "Do all you can to live a peaceful life. Take care of  your own business, and do you own work as we have already told you.  If you do then people who are not believers will respect you.

A peaceful life leads non-believers.  What is John's life had not matched his words?  What if he'd preached repentance  and lived immorality?  What if he'd called for holiness and yet had a reputation for dishonesty?  If John's life had not matched his words his message would have fallen on deaf ears.

So will ours.

People are watching the way we act more than they are listening to what we say.

Saint Francis of Assisi once invited a young monk to accompany him to town to preach.  The novice was honored at the opportunity.  The two set out for the city, then they walked up and down the main street, then several side streets.  They chatted with peddlers and greeted the citizens.  After some time they returned by another route to the abbey.

The younger man reminded Francis of his original intent.  "You have forgotten, Father that we went to town to preach."

"My son," he replied "we have preached.   We have been seen by many.  Our behavior was closely watched.  Our attitudes were closely measured.  Our words have been overheard.  It was by thus that we preached our morning sermon."

John was a voice for Christ with more than his voice.  His life matched his words. When a person's ways and words are the same, the fusion is explosive.  But when a person  says one thing and lives another, the result is destructive. People will know we are Christians not because we bear the name, but because we live the life.  (From A Gentle Thunder by Max Lucado)

APPLICATION   What would other say about your life? What kind of fruit  are you producing?  Think of three specific steps yo u can take to live the life of a Christian.

EXPLORATION  Producing  Fruit -- Isaiah 3:10, Matthew 3:8, 21:43, John 15:1-17, Colossians 1:10, James 3:18

The Devotional Bible by Max Lucado, New Century Version, Thomas Nelson Publishers, page 1155

TODAY PRAYER  My Heavenly Father, I often approach you for help in my plans. Teach me to wait upon you Lord and to seek your will over my life. You know my deepest needs and I trust that you will answer my prayers in your timing and in your way. As it says in the Bible, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7 NIV). Lord, I ask for your wisdom and guidance for this next season of my life. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

You Gave It All So That I Could Do the Same

"You didn’t die so that I could follow all the rules
You didn’t bleed so that we could make ourselves look good
You didn’t rise from the grave to keep me safe
You gave it all so that I could do the same"

Words To Warm The Heart

If you are looking for an example of humility look at the cross. - St. Thomas Aquinas

The word became flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory, the glory that he has from the Father as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14

Christ became what we are that he might make us what he is.  St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Christmas Begins With Christ

We Need Christmas More Than Ever
by James Robison

As we enter into the Christmas season, we face a world of uncertainty, turbulence, and conflict. Economies rise and fall, racial strife simmers in the streets and on college campuses, and refugees flee murderous Islamists in the Middle East and Africa. Darkness seems to be closing in, but we are reminded that Jesus Christ came as the light unto the world.

Satan is the author and instigator of all evil. He is the very personification of it. Even those who doubt or deny God cannot deny there is an obvious force of evil present in our world. Jesus said Satan is the father of all lies and, above all, a thief and murderer. He seeks to destroy life—every precious aspect of it. When he is in control, he continually manifests despicable, unimaginable acts defying all logic. We are right to be abhorred by unspeakable brutality and murder of the innocent and the helpless, whether in the womb of an expectant mother, a concert hall in Paris, or the dusty streets of Aleppo.

Such is the case when the resistance and clear-mindedness on anyone’s part has been compromised and diminished. Many things can negatively impact our spiritual and mental condition to some degree: addiction to alcohol or drugs, damaging emotions such as bitterness or envy, emotional or physical exhaustion. It can even be the result of self-intoxication, as with Herod at the time of Christ’s birth. He ordered the murder of all little boys under two years old in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:16). Satanic? Yes. Demonic? Yes. Even so, it was Herod’s choice to act on his evil schemes. Satan so detests freedom and godliness that he seeks to destroy any deliverer or possibility of deliverance.

In the fatherless home and the dysfunctional community I grew up in, you cannot imagine the suggestions other kids made to me, along with the fiery darts (horrific suggestions) Satan fired my way. I was vulnerable; but thanks be to God, praying Christians, a pastor and his wife who never forgot the boy they cared for the first few years of my life, and then the witness of committed Christian teenagers led me to the Christ whose birth we’re about to celebrate. I am convinced that the prayers of others (even before my conversion to Christ) helped prevent me from giving into violent impulses, especially when my alcoholic father threatened to take my life. Sadly, some choose to give in to their anger and act out in unimaginable ways.

Jesus is the answer. He was my answer and He is the sole answer for those who have been devastated by recent events. Only a great God and a loving heavenly Father can give us the ultimate comfort. We rightly celebrate the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, because He is the only way to overcome evil and the evil one. He alone can direct our steps and help us build wise, secure walls of protection.

God’s Word should be our hedge of security. He wants His Word to be written in our hearts, not just carried in our hands. He wants His Word to carry and lead us and, as Paul said, write “letters in the hearts of other men’s lives” as a result of our consistent Christian testimony.

In addition to celebrating His birth, we need to praise God for the resurrection life He offers each day! Jesus came to overcome the evil one and to give us the ability to be delivered from that despicable, damaging influence. Because Christ was born and now lives, we live. May others see Jesus living in us.

Jesus is God’s answer to man’s weakness and evil’s intention. Christmas and the rest of His story can become our story. Jesus took this broken, fatherless, and impoverished boy writing this commentary and delivered me from destruction and the intentions of the evil one. He will do the same for all who receive Him and follow Him with their whole heart. Jesus is the light that pierces the darkness. He offers strength beyond ourselves and grants us the grace and ability to share the hope, joy, and peace that only He can give in the face of the most challenging possible circumstances. Just as the shepherds and wise men followed the light of the Star of Bethlehem, we must follow the light of the forever bright and Morning Star – Jesus!

May Christ shine His light in your heart and home.

Grace and Peace (2 Thessalonians 1: 2) 
Fernando Ortega

As we pray for France, images from a century ago illustrate this song based on 
Paul's greeting to the church of Thessalonica.

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The Parable of the Vineyard Tenants

The Parable of the Vineyard Tenants
By David Weiss

Mark 12:1-5 "Yeshua began speaking to them in parables. “A man planted
a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the wine press and
built a tower; then he rented it to tenant-farmers and left. When
harvest-time came, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his
share of the crop from the vineyard. But they took him, beat him up
and sent him away empty-handed. So he sent another servant; this one
they punched in the head and insulted. He sent another one, and him
they killed; and so with many others — some they beat up, others they

The Bible makes it clear in other places who Yeshua is referring to in
this parable of the vineyard owner. G-d is the vineyard owner and
those servants he sent to check on the vineyard were the prophets. It
goes on to say in the following verses that   after he sent his
servants, the vineyard owner sent his own son. They killed his son
with the assumption that now they could take over the entire vineyard
as their own. And that is exactly what the P'rushim did. They killed
the Son so they could exercise control over the whole vineyard.

In Revelation, the Kingdom of G-d is called a vineyard. It says at one
point during the judgements that people will be trampled in the
vineyard and that blood will flow out of the wine press. It is a
somewhat gruesome picture but it shows us how important of a sin it is
for people to worship idols and to try to control the Kingdom for
their own desires. G-d is a jealous G-d. He wants the heart of people
for himself but he will never force people to make the right choice
about walking with him and worshiping him. It is a simple choice -
worship him wholeheartedly and live or worship self and face eternal
condemnation. It is a choice we make a little at a time with each
decision we make.

Will we choose the right way or will we continue in our aim to serve
self instead? In the parable, the vineyard workers were given a choice
each time. Each time a servant was sent they were given the
opportunity to choose correctly. And each time they made the wrong
choice. It was all about selfishness. It is not easy to serve G-d and
to trust in him. We serve an unseen G-d. It seems to be easy to look
at what is in front of us and choose what we can see. But as we saw
with Avram in B'Resheet (Genesis) he chose to leave his homeland and
follow G-d's ways. He could not see for sure what was going to happen
in the future, he only knew he was called to leave. And the faith that
he showed was credited to him as righteousness.

The Bible tells us that the truly faithful ones to G-d walk by faith.
We cannot see what G-d will do for us. We cannot prove to others why
we follow G-d's plans instead of our own. All we can do is choose to
walk by faith. And that same faith will be credited to is as
righteousness. Recently my wife was laid off from her job. It is never
an easy thing to go through. And yet, even when she knew it was
coming, she chose the righteous way. She chose to believe that G-d has
a plan for her and that he will not forsake us or leave us. She chose
to believe that he is in control of it all and that he will show us
the next step for her.

We all face choices like that each and every day. When we walk by
faith it is scary. We hope for something we do not see and we trust in
G-d for the unseen. We trust him to take care of us and to shed his
light on the path before us. We turn to him as the vineyard owner and
we know that he sees all that goes on in his vineyard. When he sends
his servants to give us messages we trust in his message even when we
do not understand the message. We do not lean on our own understanding
but we lean on the one who has the plan for our lives.

Where do you need to trust him more today? Are you facing a
consequence of life that is scary? Is there something going on that is
out of your control? G-d does have a plan for each and every one of
his children. And sometimes when things happen it is tempting to lose
sight of his plan. Sometimes it is tempting to rely on our own efforts
to take care of things. Most people like to feel in control of their
own lives. They do not like to give control over to an unseen G-d. It
is one thing to go to corporate worship and acknowledge him and it is
another to walk it out each day. How are you walking? Do you seek to
control things and people around you or do you walk in trust knowing
that he is in control? No one said it would be easy, but it is the
right way to live, to walk in trust of him in all things.

David Weiss

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