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The Book of Revelation is not a 2,000 year old book. Rather, for those that compare it to the growing chaos in the world it’s instead a 21st century news ticker that explains exactly what is going on and WHY — but only for those looking at it. Just as the Bible predicted, in these end times instead of people looking at reality, just as George Orwell said in his infamous book 1984, “They will be too busy looking at their screens” and being programmed to believe every misleading lie that is repeatedy being broadcast. As a result, the masses are being tricking into thinking that what they see is a 'warming' T rut H. You see, the problem is that most people don’t want TRUTH — they just want constant reassurance that what they Believe IS TRUE. Just as a fireplace burning on a TV screen cannot keep you warm, you likewise can’t get truth from it either. Friend, the only realiable source of truth and light is found from both the c
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When we see symbols we usually have a good idea what they mean. For example the barbershop pole means haircuts, the power button starts electronics, and the radiation symbol indicates danger ahead. Although the cross is the oldest and most recognizable of all symbols, few UNDERSTAND what IT means — and the significance and power behind it . Today crosses are commonly worn as just another piece of jewelry or seen afixed to church buildings and when seen, most people give little or no thought to it, but if they came to understand the power behind it, they would realize that it is THE single most significant of all symbols! You see, the cross is a powerful parable in wood of a true story that happened over two thousand years ago where an innocent man died —not for HIS crimes — but for the crimes of all people in all times - past, present and future, and that was Jesus Christ. If you have never seriously considered who Christ is
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The stark reality - when you look at it truthfully - is that We Have NOTHING . While we come into this life as naked, vibrant babies full of promise, we often leave this world as old, weathered and often sick, feeble, forgotten persons. At the moment of death, everything that we have “Owned” in this life becomes a mere memory and disconnected from our eternal reality. The key to true wealth is realizing that “ Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21) If it is based on God and not the trappings of this world, then the Bible says that “(we are) heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ“ That means that all that your Heavenly Father created as his child is yours , both in this life, and the next! There could be no greater riches than that! While it is more than OK to have material things in this life, do not let your possessions posses you. They are temporary and will fade away. Thank God for your blessings a
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The command to “Love Your Neighbor” is found eight times in the Bible - not once or twice â€" but EIGHT TIMES. It’s so important to God that He makes it His second commandment. But loving your neighbor as yourself isn’t always easy, yet we are called to do it on purpose and to be intentional about it. But you may be asking, “Who is my neighbor anyway?” Who exactly was Jesus talking about? Was it the folks next door or does He have a deeper meaning for us to firmly grasp? You’ll be happy to know that nowhere in the Bible does it say we have to like our neighbor , but to love our neighbor as ourselves. So the question is HOW do we do this, and the answer is we must act out of the love of Christ that is within us, and not out of anything within our neighbor. (Be sure to read this again.) If Christ is our identity, we have an identity connected to the endless well of His love. We can give and serve even when it’s not convenient - lik
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Oh-Oh!! The years fly by and then one day your last year comes and it is time for you to make an exit. When that day comes, are you ready for it? If there is one critical question that most people NEVER take the time to answer, it is this - WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Sadly at the moment of death, if this question was never resolved then there are desperate cries of “I don’t want to die!!” But here is the raw truth - we ALL get booted off planet earth, and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but there IS something YOU can do beforehand to prepare for it! All that takes is one simple step and one sure decision. Make a choice right now to go before Almighty God and simply say, “LORD, you are God and I am a sinful person that has not lived a perfect life. I am asking you to forgive me of my sins, to make me clean by what Jesus Christ did on the cross on my behalf, and take me when I die to be with you forever. I promise to make you the LORD of my life a
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In 1971 at the San Francisco zoo, Penny Patterson, a young graduate student in psychology at Stanford University agreed to care for a baby gorilla who was sick and abandoned by her mother. What started as a care-giving mission turned into a four decades relationship and science experiment where over her 37-year life, Koko the gorilla learned to communicate with over 1,000 signs. One particular conversation she had with Patterson was revealing about the fallen nature of the world. Koko and a companion gorilla got into an argument in the house where they lived, and Koko in anger tore a sink off the wall. When Patterson saw this on video she came in and asked Koko who was responsible, and she pointed at the other gorilla and signed “HE DID IT!” You see, the Bible says that when Adam and Eve sinned “…sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) and this sin caused al
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Highway 50 across Nevada has been called “The Loneliest Road in America.” It crosses five valleys and mountain ranges between Utah and California and gives the illusion of roads that go off into the distance that will never end. Life is like that too. When most people look into the future, they see a road of life that seems like it will never end, but when I drove across Highway 50 I discovered that the longest “infinite” road was only about 20 miles. Many people’s daily commutes are longer than that â€" hardly an unfathomable distance. The point is that like the warning “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” what we perceive as being a long way away is quickly zooming up to us. While you may think that you have plenty of time in life like traversing Highway 50, your road is going to end much sooner than you think or perceive and when the road ends…then what? Well it won’t be at a truck stop restaurant, resort hotel, or another