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Finishing the Race

Where is the joy and excitement we once had when we first came to know the Lord Jesus Christ? For many, they feel its been lost forever and whatever joy or excitement they do experience, it’s like a meteor lighting up the night sky for one joyous moment and then disappearing. So how do we keep that joy and excitement alive, especially in our older age when we are fraught with illnesses, physical limitations and unusual maladies? How do we keep it alive when we are facing various trials and tribulations? The simple answer, which begs for an explanation, is get back in the race. Unfortunately, many well many Christians are still sitting on the sidelines allowing Christianity to become little more than a good habit with poor results. So how do we leave this quagmire of constant learning without meaningful application; how do we return to the joy of our salvation where every day is a new day in the Lord filled with unbelievable excitement? Get back in the race. The Bible says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Let us run the race. I will tell you from personal experience it’s a hard thing to do when you struggle with health problems, which can cause difficulty even getting motivated. Yet, through all this we can stay in the race, we can run to win the prize. Although we may feel as if our life is already being poured out as a sacrifice to the Lord, we can press on by keeping our eyes upon the goal, our upward calling in Christ Jesus. The Bible tells us to lay aside every weight so that we can run the race. Think about the many distractions in our life that keep pulling us in one direction and then another. We live in a world full of distractions. I have discovered as of late that politics even with good intentions can be a huge distraction if left unchecked. We can add to that many other things that can distract us from running the race, from social media, to a host of videos and movies, sports games, worldliness, or anything that would keep our eyes off the goal. The Bible says lay aside every weight. It also says to lay aside every sin that so easily besets us. We all without a doubt have our own besetting sins. Each person must examine his own life to determine which one or ones he still holds onto tightly. It could be little or could be big, but it’s still a sin that can trip us up and keep us from running the race. It could be pride, the love of money, bitterness, refusal to ever turn the other cheek, quenching the Holy Spirit, doubting God, unbelief or anything that would keep our eyes off Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith.

Through all this we all need motivation. The Bible says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1a). In fact, we are greatly motivated by those witnesses who have gone on before us running the race set before them by keeping their faith in God. These witnesses were actually martyrs giving up their lives in their service to God by proclaiming His truth. When Jesus Christ came, He blazed the trail by being the author and finisher of our faith. He was the premier example of possessing a faith in God to fulfill all His promises to the Son and to the world. It’s this kind of faith that keeps us in the race, headed for the goal, and cheered on by the great cloud of witnesses. This is much more than just believing all the right doctrine. It believes that God fulfills all His promises, for which Bible students know, there are many. For this article, we will only look at two, to me the two most sublime of all promises made to those who believe in God.

The first promise to the believers is the security for those who have genuinely died to self and taken up the cross to follow Christ in obedience to His commands and believing that God has power to save them from their sins. Our security believes that nothing can snatch us out of the Father’s hand (See John 10:29) and that nothing can separate us from His love (See Romans 8:35). There is great joy knowing that you are safe and secure in the Father’s hands and that literally nothing can separate us from His divine love. This takes faith believing that God will fulfill on all His promises and most assuredly it includes our salvation. The second promise is to believe that God makes every true believer into a new creation. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). Just how important is this point? Can I effectively run the race and not believe it? The short answer is no, because like the first point it is tied irrevocably to our salvation. You simply cannot have one without the other. The whole purpose of salvation and running the race set before us is spiritual growth. Growing us from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 3:18), and by putting off the old life and putting on the new (See Ephesians 4:22-24); to being made into the perfect image of the Son (See Romans 8:29), who is the author and finisher of our faith.

So, to run the race we must allow the Holy Spirit to do His job of growing us into this new creation where old things pass away. This is where your witness to the truth will put you in the cross hairs of Satan and the world who wants to keep you in the old sin-filled life ministering to it through their psychobabble and addicted to their mind-altering drugs. It takes God given faith to break loose and escape the bondage imposed upon them by the world. Believing that God can cure all our emotional and psychological problems. Believing that all the old hurts from the past life will eventually fall away with every step we take into the new life. At this point we have not shed any blood as a true witness. Yet, we are living in the midst of the rebellion against God, and in time this will all change, especially when we as true believers resist their counsel and refuse their drugs. So, what’s needed my friends is patient endurance as we run the race keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ.

Finally, we look to the finish line and to our crown of righteousness given to all who complete the race. Although we may not feel that our departure is immediately at hand, we should have no problem if it was, because should we not all long to be in heaven with our Lord, experiencing all that heaven offers. Like the Apostle Paul, we should all feel as though we have fought the good fight by not only running the race set before us, but having stood for the truth that salvation in Christ gives us a brand-new life in Him. At times in the midst of the rebellion we may feel as though we have stood against the entire world and have suffered greatly for it. From my own personal testimony, even so called Christians can be very cruel launching a volley of arrows piercing our heart with false accusations, hateful language and even threats. Therefore, it is necessary to run the race with patient endurance not allowing distractions, besetting sins, or even the abuse from others to keep us out of the race. My prayer is that at least a faithful remnant will come together in these last days to stand for truth and righteousness and will be able to carry the light of God’s salvation message to the lost even in the face of violent opposition. When it’s finally time to depart, to cast off into a greater sea bond for the shores of Heaven then you can say along with the cloud of witness that we had kept the faith in God and finished the race.

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Trump’s Peace Plan for Israel

Trump’s Peace Plan for Israel

As the new President Elect Donald Trump is inaugurated in a few days will he eventually win the hearts and minds of all the people? Will he be the standard bearer for all the Western countries? And more importantly will he be able to bring peace to the nation of Israel? Yes, I believe he can and will if he succeeds in following through on his rhetoric of building the strongest and most feared military in the world along with nuclear superiority unmatched by any. He will not be dragged down by every little war on the planet as was the case with ancient Rome and previous administrations. Nor will he be bothered by meaningless Intelligence briefings in areas of little concern for his overall policy. On the other hand, he will give full latitude to such countries like Russia and Turkey to settle their own regional disputes over territory or religious differences in the Middle East. For too long now America has played and paid the part of the world policeman, at times pulling out when things got totally out of control thus gaining the disdain or hatred from the people we promised to help. I can assure you Mr. Trump will change this failed policy allowing him to keep the resources for the building up of this nation both militarily and economically. Furthermore, if his rhetoric holds true concerning rebuilding a nation teetering on excessive debt, crumbling infrastructure, mass (real) unemployment, and seriously lacking in industry then he will have all the resources he needs to exert his power upon the global stage, which is very important if he wants to bring peace to the nation of Israel.

Mr. Trump’s strong rhetoric against Islamic invasion has already had a profound effect upon other countries in the West who are now more actively seeking to take back their individual countries against the liberal mindset of globalization for the sake of their traditions and religious values. Christians are already marching in England standing toe to toe with Muslims in that country who are making alarming statements like, “this is now our country and you (the English) need to leave. In fact, the people all over Europe are now marching against this incursion of Muslim refugees that have destroyed their towns, raped their women, and performed horrible acts of terrorism. The sense is, if they don’t won’t to fully integrate into the social norms of the host country and obey the laws of the host country, then allow them to return to the Middle East from which they came. Allow them to be policed and controlled by their own kind with the harsh and inhuman judgments of Sharia Law. Only the liberal globalist has cried against this new mindset of the West and particularly here in America, but in time they too will change when they begin to enjoy the comfort and security established by the new administration of President Elect Donald Trump. I have already spoken about “The New Globalist” for which Mr. Trump has already become bringing economic prosperity and military superiority to the United States of America.

In three days, we will have a new president of the United States of America. Nothing can stop that. So, it is time to get aboard and support the good things that Mr. Trump is hoping to accomplish in the new administration. Peace for Israel. Every president in that past 40 years has tried to accomplish this, often referred to as the “two state solution.” The framework of this solution is set out in UN resolutions on the “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine”, going back to 1974. Well, maybe that is not what God wants for the nation of Israel. Perhaps He does want a unified Israel with all her inhabitants, including the Palestinian (consisting of Christians, adherents to other world religions, and Muslims). Israel has done everything to extend its love and acceptance to all people, all religions, and all people groups that want to recognize her right to exist as nation.

I honestly believe that they could live in peace with one another in the same State if they would only accept the fact that God established the nation of Israel for the Jewish people nearly 1900 years before the Muslims ever conquered and occupied Palestine. As a Christian who understands God’s prophetic timeline, it’s time to allow the Jewish people to occupy the entire nation of Israel geographically bringing about peace amongst all her people. Jerusalem will always be seen as the Capital of Israel, designated as its Capitol nearly three thousand years ago, by King David, for the Jewish people and all of her residents who choose to live there, no matter their personal heritage or religious beliefs. The old globalist and the liberal left need to get out of the way and allow President Trump to put his peace plan into effect. Simply put this peace plan will do much more than just making veiled statements that we are standing with Israel. It will in fact allow Israel to occupy her entire nation geographically with her settlements and governing power to be shared in some degree with the Palestinians wishing to cooperate.

So, what about all the Muslim countries that surround the nation of Israel calling for its destruction? Will they sit idly by and allow Mr. Trump’s peace plan to move forward? The simple answer is yes, because they will know that they cannot pull him into a protracted war or limited engagements like previous administrations. On the other hand, I prophesy that only one statement will be offered by Mr. Trump, “Come against Israel or try to unravel this peace plan and you will face the full military might of the United States not limiting the use of first strike nuclear weapons.” I can assure you that this peace plan will move forward as a one State solution keeping all those who wish to remain and ejecting those who will not cooperate or continue their lawless behavior against the nation of Israel. This peace will remain in effect for the foreseeable future until at which time the united Kings of the East think that they can take their stand against Israel and the most powerful nation in the world. And from a prophetic timeline that would bring about Armageddon.

Let us pray that this peace will open the eyes of the nation of Israel to their true Deliverer, Jesus Christ thus fulfilling the prophecy that all Israel will be saved. Let us pray that every Christian in this country, in the Middle East, and around the world will support this peace plan standing against those who oppose it. Let every Christian lift their voice so that it can be heard around the world, that they will stand with Israel even if it’s against their denomination, their political affiliation, their nations Islamic dominance, or their nations other religious dogma. I call on all Christians everywhere to stand with the nation of Israel in her final hour or be ready to explain to God why you have chosen not to do so. I stand with the nation of Israel to recover all her land and make Jerusalem her Capitol once again. Amen

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Love All the Children

A Love note from God, to all pregnant women (and parents who have accepted the greatest gift imaginable). As you’re sitting there contemplating the life that’s within you please realize that God, creator of all that exist, has plans for your child as he’s being formed within the womb. What an amazing thought. That this child of yours could be used of God in some mighty task in saving others or establishing His Kingdom here on earth. This child of yours could end up being the President of the United States of America; or some great scientist who discovers the cure for some horrible disease like Alzheimer’s; or some great evangelist that would turn the peoples heart back to God and His magnificent love. Can you only imagine what would have happened if Mary would’ve chosen abortion to escape people not understanding the miraculous birth of a virgin? Because of her faithfulness, the Son of God was born in human flesh to bring salvation to humanity. Even if your child does not climb to such heights, he will still have a tremendous effect upon others living in the world. Just think about the number of lives that you have personally touched. Perhaps some for the good and some for the bad, but either way it may have helped them to grow stronger and more resolute to face the many trials and tribulations in the world.

The greatest gift that God has given to humanity is the gift of life through the natural act of procreation. It is so unfortunate that this beautiful act has been reduced to only sexual pleasures with no thought of bringing forth life to be cherished and loved. The gift is for you, for there are countless stories how a child born to struggling parents have gone on to bring great blessings to its parents, emotional, psychological, and even financial. Please don’t haphazardly throw this gift away, but embrace it with all the vigor and strength that you can muster, accepting the responsibility with faith that God will provide for your every need, along with the child’s. Let us love all the children even the child that is being formed within your womb.

Then, what a joy it is to see your little child grow up taking on his own unique personality. God protected him while he was in the womb, now it’s our responsibility to protect him from a world who desperately wants to mold him into its own image of free choice and gross immorality. As little sponges they soak up everything you say and do as the ultimate role model for humanity. Although, at times the responsibility may seem overbearing, it is God who gives dear Mothers and Fathers the grace and knowledge through His Bible to raise their children in the way they should go, for indeed the promise is true that says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Just remember that God is with you and your child. He wants to hear from you through heart felt prayers and repentance, so that He can lavish you with His many blessings and benefits, the greatest blessing of all, is a new life in Christ. And for those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, let me invite you to take a few moments and listen to, “God’s Message to Humanity,” by clicking here.

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Perhaps one of my most moving videos to describe God’s love for all the children even those still in the womb of their blessed Mother (from the article above). Crystal Rollison from South Carolina also gives an impassioned talk about her stand against abortion in that State, along with singing for the first time on Tribulation Radio. Please join us to also hear the heavenly music of Paula Disbrow, the heart felt prayers of Rev. Blair, and much more to the glory of God. Please Click Here

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The Power of Love

As we face another new year many have looked back in alarming disgust at a world where the love of many has grown cold. Daily the news media is filled with violent crime, terrorism, and unimaginable events that cut at the very core of our being causing many to weep and cry out to the Lord for His swift return. How could we drift so far from the Love, that God gave to the world through His only begotten Son? How could it grow so cold? Even among so many who profess to know Jesus Christ as their Lord? Perhaps the answer is more simple than we can imagine. The world in general and the Christian in particular has forgotten how to love and more importantly they have forgotten the true source of that love. They have forgotten that their very best effort at loving others falls woefully short of true love and its magnificent power. So, it’s needful to re-enter the schoolhouse of heavenly love that transcends understanding. It cannot be entered by the lost, nor can it even be comprehended by the carnal mind. It is only possible to climb this heavenly staircase by those who cast off their carnality and be willing to submit to the Master’s use as His vessel.

The Bible says that God is love and all that He did in the beginning was done out of love; from the creation of the universe to man being made into His own image. It is God who holds everything together not allowing evil to venture beyond its predetermined boundaries. Without God’s love the entire universe would be cast into everlasting chaos. There is great power in love. In fact, we can be assured that one day love will overcome all evil and allow the bright light of God’s glory to shine forth throughout the entire created order. The most beautiful act, other than giving life to all that exists, and holding it together, was sending His Only Son as a sacrifice to save fallen humanity from their horrible bondage to sin. This self-giving love without ever expecting anything in return has all been lost in a raging sea of hate, bitterness, and un-forgiveness.

To recover this love and learn of its great power it’s necessary to repent of every memory that keeps an offending trespass alive, that’s casting us ever deeper into the bondage of sin and immorality. It’s necessary to receive God’s loving forgiveness knowing full well that He has cast our sin as far as the East is from the West. It is so sad that many will not receive this love, because they have built up a wall of hostility towards everyone they feel who has wronged them. Their un-forgiveness of others causes them to harbor bitter feelings that keep the offense alive and well. In so doing it’s nearly impossible to trust others or believe that they can be loved. Although these cases appear most difficult it is not impossible to reach them with the power of God’s love. They must be convinced what God can do for them. Remember, it is God who will make them into a new creation causing old things to pass away through true repentance and forgiveness, and behold all things become new as God puts His Holy Spirit within them. No longer are they held in bondage to the old life, but set free to love others as He has loved them. Now they are ready for the Master’s use. As an empty vessel, free from the power of sin and an unforgiving or judgmental spirit then they are ready to receive God’s overflowing love not to be kept, but given away as He directs.

How powerful is this love? It looks well beyond the callous and hard surface of others to a heart caught in the snare of the devil and suffering under the heavy weight of past sins. We need to learn how to separate the sin from the sinner. We can look at the sin, we can and should preach against the sin. Let me assure you that this love does not accept evil or embrace the deception of this world, for it stands its ground refusing to integrate false teachings into God’s unchanging Word. For the moment, we do, we lose the power of love. Without the power of love then we are no better off than any other social relief agency attempting to good for mankind. Whereas, we must love the sinner by realizing his tragic circumstance from being in bondage to the power of evil. In so doing it will lead us to have godly concern and empathy for those in captivity. It starts with listening, really listening to their cry of anguish, not condoning it or judging it, but realizing how it is affecting them. Furthermore, as we clear away all our personal opinions, cultural bias’s, and humanistic viewpoints then we are ready to allow God’s love to flow through us to others.

To allow God’s genuine love to flow through us to others is quite miraculous for it has the power to remove bitterness from their heart as if snatching a blade from a would-be assailant. The healing power of God’s love can bind up emotional, psychological, and yes, even physical wounds. So, powerful is this love it’s like heaping coals of fire upon the head of your enemy when we follow the biblical admonition to give even to our enemies the necessities of life. (See Romans 12:20) Our act of love can cause the worst sinner to feel shame, remorse of conscience, conviction of the evil of his conduct, and an apprehension of divine displeasure that may lead to repentance. There is great power in love if we make ourselves willing vessels for God’s use in pouring out His love to the world. God is waiting for His beloved children to pick up the torch of His love and let it shine brightly before a dark and sinister world.

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The Christmas Show 2016

The Christmas Show 2016

Please join us for our annual Christmas show with great music, biblical commentary, prayers, and most importantly the gospel message. We will both look back at the birth of Jesus Christ who has come to save humanity and then look to the future as we anticipate the soon coming of Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Please share with others.