WHEN Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Shortly after a horrifying battle in one war-torn land, where thousands of women and children had been slaughtered; thereafter, being buried in a mass grave surrounded by markers, the following inscription on each marker was found: “Why?” What a painful question this is for the survivors of a tragedy: “why”? It is most often asked sadly when war, disaster, disease, or crime takes their innocent loved ones, destroying their lives, or brings them untold suffering in other ways, such as extreme poverty, or living in a war-torn country, or under a cruel dictatorship. These ones need to know why such tragedies have befallen them.

Why Me_Julia,[1] a 32-year-old woman in the United States, was known as the most loving and caring neighbor anyone could ever desire. She was a hardworking mother and a loving wife. Then, what seemed like a cold (a viral infection) just would not…

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Vision in the Valley of Dry Bones


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8Jun  Today we’ll look at a portion of Scripture that is a source of great comfort and encouragement for anyone who is struggling with anything.

The Bible says in Ezekiel 37:1-10, “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.  He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.  He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’  I said, ‘O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.’  Then He said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and…

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, June 05, 2018

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A Message of Hope

Isaiah 55:6-9 Updated American Standard Version (ASV)

SeekJehovah while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to Jehovah, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares Jehovah.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 The heart of being a Christian is to know who God is, what he has asked of us, and to love him and be obedient to his Word. Moses tells us “Hear, O Israel! Jehovah our God is one Jehovah!” (Deut. 6:4, UASV) The word “hear”…

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Elam Prophecy in View?

Originally posted on Terry James Prophecy Line:
Israel, always in the news while planet earth closes in on Christ’s Second Coming, again is drawn into the center of stage-setting for prophetic fulfillment. I’m referring specifically to prophecy involving ancient Persia–modern…

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Lesson 3 – What Are the Major Bible Prophecy Interpretation Methods?

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When talking about the study of Bible prophecy specifically, there are 4 major schools of thought – Preterism, Historicism, Futurism, and Idealism.


In his article Idealists, Preterists, and Futurists, Jack Kelley discusses three major schools of thought regarding Bible prophecy interpretation.  He summarizes – “When you boil it all down there are only three schools of thought for interpreting prophecy. There are idealists, who interpret prophecy symbolically and don’t expect any of it to be fulfilled in the literal sense. Then there are preterists, who see the complete fulfillment of prophecy in past events culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. And there are futurists who see the fulfillment of prophecy in events still to come. All the major views fit under one of these headings.”  An additional view is Historicism, which states that Bible prophecy covers a broad period of time from the early church until an…

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The Jagged Word

By Paul Koch

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He spoke into being all that there is; the sun, moon and stars, the water and land and all the creatures that fill the earth. Everything was good, everything was in harmony. There was no death, no destruction, no tears or sorrow. And the pinnacle of His creation was man, creatures made in His own image. Creatures that are able to create. But on the seventh day, God rests. He rests from all the work He has done. He sets the day aside as a holy day, a day specifically for rest. Rest is not a necessity we are driven to when worn out. It isn’t something that is forced upon us when we simply can’t go on anymore. No, rest is part of the gift of creation itself. Rest is to abide in the gifts…

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Light of The World

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The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. Isaiah 9:2

Jesus is The Light of The World, he has brought hope and life, to a lost and broken world. Who are the people who walk in darkness? We all are, we are all sinners and condemned by the wages of our sins. However Jesus Christ, The Light of the World, took upon himself the penalty of our sins, so we can come out of the darkness

Who lives in a dark land? This is reference to us the Gentiles, who now through Jesus Christ can be children of God. Remember the Jewish people had a personal covenant with God and that excluded all Gentiles. Through Jesus Christ, he has created a New Covenant to allow us to be part of his eternal Kingdom


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GOD: The Forgotten Father

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John 6:44Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Who is the Father? (Isa 64:8; compare Ac 17:28-29.) What is the will of the Father? ((Matt. 7:21-23) What did Jesus talk about most in the Gospel of John? He mentioned his Father 131 times. How did Jesus talk about his Father? “The Father loves the Son and has givenall things into his hand.” (John 3:35) “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.'” (John 5:19) “But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John [the Baptist]. For the works that the Father has given…

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL Monday, June 04, 2018

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Forgetting Our Regrettable Past and Looking to Our Future

Philippians 3:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

13 Brothers, I do not count myself as having laid hold of it: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are ahead,

When the apostle Paul was a young Pharisee, he did some extremely regrettable things. For example, he went throughout out the land with a vengeance persecuting Christ’s disciples. Immediately after he supported the martyrdom of Stephen, “But Saul [later known as Paul] was ravaging the congregation, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and would put them in prison.” (Acts 8:3) As a devout Jew, Saul [Paul] believed that it was his God-given responsibility to eradicate and destroy Christianity. Therefore, he pursued the Christians with brutal cruelty, “breathing threats and murder against the disciples of…

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Woe To The Wicked

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Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. Isaiah 3:11

“For they will eat the fruit of their actions” (Isaiah 3:10)  There is going to come a day when justice will be served. When justice is served to the weak, the poor, the sick, the disabled, the hopeless, Jesus Christ is the King who will serve that justice upon the wicked

The world today mocks Christ and his Church, this same world crucified and killed the living God in the flesh. Your wickedness and sins will not be hidden forever, they will be exposed and unless you come to repentance , you will pay the wages of your own sins which is death!

The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and…

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