Showing posts from September, 2018

9-30-18 The Fall Time of Our Lives

 In the fall the farmer is rewarded for his work as he accepts and receives his harvest. As nature teaches him each year he learns from his success as well as his failure to improve as a farmer and grow as a man. He accepts the harvest he is dealt with and the change of the seasons to move on with ease. In the Four Seasons metaphor, fall represents reaping the harvest you've planted and tended over the spring and summer. This is the time farmers are rewarded for their labor and reap their crop. Fall stands for the metaphorical harvest - the completion, finishing, the consequence and end result of anything you do. It could be the completion or conclusion of a conversation, the finishing or failure in completing a task, graduating or not graduating from college, or the reception of test results that indicate you or your mate is pregnant. This outcome or harvest could be interpreted as good or bad by you, nevertheless, it is what it is; your harvest. It is your karma, the conseq…

9-30-18 Rapture Ready News

Rapture Ready News 30 Sep 2018Published on: September 30, 2018 by RRadmin7 Voices from the Arab Press: A confrontation in Syrian airspace 
About two years ago a Russian fighter jet was accidentally shot done over Syrian territory by Turkish anti-aircraft missiles. This sparked a crisis between Ankara and Moscow, bringing the two countries to the brink of military confrontation. Eventually, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the incident and vowed to investigate the attack. The two leaders subsequently normalized their ties. Is Israel’s military honeymoon with Russia in Syria over? 
For the first time in decades, the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force may truly be at risk…because of Russia – and intense efforts have been put into motion on all sides to prevent that from occurring. The downing of the Russian Ilyushin Il-20 plane by a Syrian air-defense missile during Israeli air strikes against Iranian targets has led to one of the lowest points in the relationsh…

9-30-18 Daily Dig

Daily Dig for September 30Oscar Romero God is not a God we’re unable to find. That is what is most amazing. God became man and walked along human highways in order to encounter people. In Christ we find God’s justification. Christ is the God who pardons, the God who justifies. Christ is the God who has come not to condemn but to forgive (John 3:17). Christ is the shepherd who goes out in search of the lost sheep so that they come and join in the joy of his flock of the justified, from which no one is excluded. With what longing he said, “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold, and they must be brought in” (John 10:16). Source: The Scandal of Redemption

9-30-18 The First 15

DONATE The Weekly Overview Throughout Scripture we see countless examples of God meeting with man and countless lives being transformed as the result. These examples are in Scripture to stir our faith and fill us with a desire to meet with our Creator. When we read about the life of David, we should be filled with a longing to live as he did, centered around meeting with our heavenly Father. When we read about Gideon or Moses, we should long to know our God as they did. When we read about Jesus coming down to us or his heart for the woman caught in adultery, we should respond by pursuing encounters with our Savior. And when we read of Pentecost and Jesus’ second coming, we should seek out the fullness of God’s presence available to us on this earth in preparation for the age that is to come. May your heart be filled with a wholehearted desire to pursue meeting with God this week. The Scripture“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘…

9-30-18 Today in the Word

Spiritual Geography: Mountains and Valleys in Scripture
Sunday, September 30, 2018 | Psalm 98 At the end of The Last Battle, the final book in the Chronicle of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis, the world ends. But the characters remain, and they are drawn to journey “further up and further in.” They realize that they are in the “real Narnia” and that the world they had known was but a “shadowland.” Cried one: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now.” This is Lewis’s fictional way of representing the “new heavens and new earth” promised in Scripture. As we conclude this month’s study of “Spiritual Geography: Mountains and Valleys in Scripture,” it’s appropriate to do so on a note of praise. Like us, creation groans under the weight of sin and “its bondage to decay” (Rom. 8:19–22). Like us, it will one day celebrate its redemption. In the m…

9-30-18 Daily Devotion

September 30, 2018 Trust and Obey Joshua 6:1-14 One of my favorite hymns is “Trust and Obey” because it sums up God’s purpose for our lives. When we practice these two commands, a beautiful cycle begins. Trusting the Lord makes obedience easier, and obedience produces ever-increasing trust. Can you recall facing a challenge that was difficult or perplexing? If so, you know how important these two commands are. When the Lord calls you to a task that seems unreasonable, you have two options. You can obey Him even though you don’t understand what will happen, or you can become fearful and attempt to find a way out. Joshua chose the first option. Because he trusted the Lord, he disregarded all his military experience and adopted God’s bizarre battle plan. Over the years, he had learned that the Lord is perfectly trustworthy. The way we respond to God’s challenging assignments reveals what we believe about Him. We may feel as if we’re right in step with the Lord—until He proposes a change …

9-30-18 Foolish Generation- The Word as Given to Byron Searle

I Am Coming, Get Ready!FOOLISH GENERATION Posted: 28 Sep 2018 08:00 PM PDT Proverbs 30:11-14 11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. 12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. 13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. 14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. 
Transcript: My son, this last generation is a FOOLISH GENERATION! They do not know right from wrong, evil from good, left from right! I have said that I am raising up an army of young people, and I AM! They will be mighty in the things of My Spirit! However, there are but a few compared to the generation that has followed Satan! This foolish generation is self-absorbed in social status - how many likes they have, how many friends they have! They do not even think of Me - EVE…

8-30-18 The Black Puritan

The Black Puritan LEMUEL HAYNES (1753–1833) September 28, 2018 Article by Luke Walker Pastor, Minneapolis, Minnesota The year is 1753. We’re in West Hartford, Connecticut, North American colonies. Jonathan Edwards is finishing his course, the free sons of Columbia are waxing warm against the Crown, and slavery and racism cast their shadow over much of American life. This is the strange world into which Lemuel Haynes was born. These influences pressed him into a diamond-tipped iron stylus, poised to be a scribe for God’s glory. He was a man before his time, and yet woke memes on Facebook have never mentioned him. He refuses to play nice with our neat little modern categories of race, politics, and religion. Red, white, and blue abolitionism coursed through the veins under his brown skin — skin which bled in the American Revolution and poured, over long years, the great sweat of gospel preaching. He was the American black Puritan. Mistaken for Jonathan Edwards