We should never forget the Lord is coming back very soon. Everywhere we turn, when you see the signs, you realize the Lord is going to come back very soon. All you have to do is look at Israel. Israel is under attack from every side. And now the United States, some political leaders even here in the United States want to turn their back on Israel. That is a sure sign of the return of the Lord.
In Psalm 83:4 the Scripture says, “They say, “Come, let us wipe Israel out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more.” Isn’t that amazing? There is great concern because one nuclear bomb exploded in Israel could wipe the entire country out. And that could happen tomorrow. We see prophecies being fulfilled on every hand. Get ready. The Lord is coming back.
The Scripture says, behold I will show you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will be changed. In the moment, in the Twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.”
These things really are going to happen. The Bible also says in the book of Titus 2:13, “Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” Are you ready for Jesus to return? Are you ready for him to come back? He is coming soon! All of the signs are ready.
Here is a beautiful Scripture from the Book of Acts 1:11. This bible verse talks about the return of Jesus Christ. When Jesus left the earth, the men stood gazing and they watched him go to heaven. Then the Angels said to them, “human of Galilee, why are you standing here gazing up into heaven, The same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, he will come back in like manner just like you have seen him go to heaven.”
WOW. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your neighbors get ready because the Lord is coming back soon. Jesus said, in an hour when you think not, the Son of Man will return. Do not let it take you by surprise. On this podcast, I want to remind you to be ready for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is message number 667. Praise the Lord. Almost 700 messages and they are all free and they are here for you.
God wants us to love one another. You see the other religions of the world, and you see the hatred, and you can see the violence. That is not the way of the gospel. Jesus did not tell us to go and cut someone’s head off if we do not agree with them. Jesus says: LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.
Most of the “religions of the world ” teach people to be hateful. There are some religions in this world, that actually teach that if you have a disagreement with somebody, you simply kill them. That’s difficult to imagine in the light of the gospel. Jesus tells us love your enemies and pray for those who despitefully use you.
That can be challenging. In the natural, when people are mean, you want to lash out. You want to get even. However, we must never forget the Scripture says, vengeance is mine says the Lord, I will repay. So you are free to love. Jesus said, “By this will all men know that you are my disciples that you love one another.”
In another place, in First John 4:7 the Bible says, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born of God and knows God. If you do not love, you do not know God for God is love.” WOW. That says it all, doesn’t it? Love One Another.
In First John 4:10 the word of the Lord says, “this is love not that we have loved God, but that God loves us, and sent his son to be the payment for our sins. Beloved, if God loves us, we ought to love one another.” I keep going back to the same thought because we hear it over and over in the news. Around the world, there are religions right now that will cut your head off if you do not except their religion. There is no love in these other religions. If they disagree with you, they will simply kill you.
So we have an obligation in this modern time to let people know the love of Christ. Jesus says, as the father has loved me, so I love you, continue in my love. Whenever you think that God does not love you, you need to go to the Scriptures and read John 15:9. “As the father has loved me, that is the same way I love you.” That is powerful.
This is message 665. Now don’t forget, next week I will be at the CTN Telethon. America’s Prayer Meeting will not be on the air. I’ll be praying for you. As always, I thank you for stopping by my little website.
The Lord is your deliverer. When you go through difficult times, it is the Lord Jesus Christ will set you free. The key is to stay close to the Lord. Now, how do you do that? I mean, how do you stay close to the Lord? Well, it takes effort.
Maybe you have a neighbor, and perhaps they have a lawn. Have you ever noticed the natural state of someone’s lawn is: tall grass, lots of weeds, and trash in the yard. You see, it takes real effort to keep your yard nice. Well, in the same way, it takes real effort to have a strong relationship with the Lord. You must pray. You must fast and pray. You must spend time with the Lord in prayer.
So many people want things to happen by magic. They want to wave a wand or they want to just wave their hands and dance around, but that’s not how it works. The word of the Lord says, study — to show yourself approved unto God. Well, studying is work. People don’t like to do it. Frankly, people just don’t want to make the effort to draw close to the Lord. But it does take work.
The Scripture says, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling for it is God that works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. So on this podcast, I want to help you to discover your freedom in Christ. But you will have to stand. I cannot do it for you. You will have to stand by faith and believe the Lord.
The Bible says: “Now the Lord is that spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Second Corinthians 3:17. Romans 6:22 says you have been made free from sin, and you are the servants of Christ. You have the fruit of holiness and in the end, you have everlasting life.
So, I hope you enjoy this podcast it is number 664. Can you imagine that? I have over 600 messages, almost 700 messages on my little website. I would like to thank my little crew that works absolutely day and night, to try to help me to reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for stopping by.
God wants to answer your prayers. He says in his word, “Call and to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you do not know.” However, most people do not pray.
Jesus said in the Scriptures, “When I come back to the earth, will I find faith on the earth?” We must have faith. We must continue to pray. My favorite Scripture in all of the Bible would be for the book of Luke 18:1, “Men should always pray AND NEVER GIVE UP.”
You see, most people give up. Most people think well, God does not answer prayer anymore. That was for a day that is in the past. However, we know that God does answer prayer. Jesus said, “Whatever you ask the father in my name, that will I do that the father may be glorified in the son.”
Here’s the key. “Jesus said pray to your father in secret, and your father who sees you in secret, he will reward you openly.” WOW. Did you catch that? That is amazing. The Scripture clearly says, “Pray to your father in secret, and your father who sees in secret will answer you and reward you openly.”
So here is what we will do. Let’s determine we will pray in secret. We will go into the secret place of the most high God. The Bible says in Psalm 91, he that dwells in the secret place of the most high God shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
It’s time to go quietly into our prayer closets and pray secretly. And the Lord who hears us secretly is going to show everybody that he does answer prayer. This is message 663. On this podcast I’ll remind you of the power of secret prayer. You’re going to be amazed at what God is going to do for you when you pray quietly and secretly.
The Lord wants you to have faith. The Scripture says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Well, how do we get faith? We must read the word of God and study the Scriptures to have faith. For instance, when you read Isaiah 46:10-11, it encourages your heart. Here’s what it says…
My counsel shall stand and I will do all of my pleasure: “I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it I will also do it” The promises of the Lord are yes, and amen. You can count on his word. Romans 10:17, “So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Stand on the promises. I like to say, don’t look at the problems, look at the promises.
Here is a wonderful promise to build your faith. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Here is another one from Hebrews 13:6, “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man can do under me.” From Romans 8:37 you can say like the apostle Paul, “In all of these things we are more than conquerors through the one who loves us.”
I promise you, if you will say things like this throughout the day, you will not be down and out when the evening comes. Don’t forget the Bible says, “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Make the effort and put time into the Word of God to build your faith. Faith is so important in today’s world. All around you you hear bad news. But if you keep your mind on the Lord, you can have peace and faith.
On this podcast, I want to remind you to — have faith! Jesus said, “If you have faith is the grain of mustard seed you will say to this tree, remove to yonder place and they shall move place and nothing shall be impossible for you.” This is message number 662! WOW. Did you know that in September 2015, I will have been hosting America’s Prayer Meeting for four years. Let’s have faith that we can carry on for another four years. Please enjoy my podcast.