Bible Studies, Christian Growth, Prophecy

Scoffers

 

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Many scoff at Biblical prophecy.

I’m not surprised.

“First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires, saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.’ They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God. Through these waters the world of that time perished when it was flooded. But by the same word, the present heavens and earth are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.

But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the day of God. The heavens will be on fire and be dissolved because of it, and the elements will melt with the heat.  But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell (2 Peter 3:3-13 HCSB).”

 

 

 

Christian Growth, Devotionals

DAYS WILL BE SHORTENED

A CLOCK

“For then shall be great tribulation,

such as was not since the beginning of the SEPTEMBER 2014 002world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened (Matthew 24:21-22 KJV).”

I hear many messages on prophecy and I will leave the interpretation of future events with the Holy Spirit…

The shortening of days is a puzzle. I realize God puts a limit to how much Satan can do. Job’s affliction is a perfect example. God would not let the devil take the life of Job. The shortening of days brought to mind an interesting experience my husband shared from a radio station.

He was the music director in a major market and had a competitive station in a nearby city. That meant they were using the same music format, after the same listeners, advertisers and ratings. The station he worked for took a radical approach.

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They increased the speed of their records. With ingenuity, a three-minute song became brighter, more upbeat and finished sooner. Silly as that sounds, it worked. They led in the ratings. They shortened the playing time of the records.

Christian Growth, Devotionals

The Angels Sing

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It’s not really over when the fat lady sings; she frequently comes back for encores. Doomsayers predict the end of the world. Yet, the end of the age looms on the horizon, not the end of the world. God will make a new heaven and earth. (Revelation 21:1) It’s not over until the angels sing!

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise (Revelation 5:11-12 NIV)!”