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November 7, 2022

There is a lot of major events happening now in the world. Most people don’t see them all, nor can they correctly connect the dots to understand what they mean. We are living in unprecedented times that will eventually effect every person living on the planet. We sound the alarm not to frighten but to encourage God’s children to repent and walk closer to their Lord. If we just look at some of the recent events happening, then our eyes should be opened wide to what’s coming soon upon the whole planet. The sun just knocked out power in parts Australia and all of New Zealand with a huge solar flare. There is a sub-tropical storm that could quickly turn into another Hurricane that’s currently bearing down upon Florida and the Southwestern United States. NASA has just warned of an asteroid headed towards earth that was hiding in the sun’s rays. Tomorrow there will be a total eclipse of the sun on Election Day in the United States. The West is beginning to grow complacent as most of Ukraine is plunged into total darkness and cut off from fresh water by the continuous bombing by Russia. Iran continues to supply arms to Russia as North Korea is openly practicing nuclear launches for key locations in South Korea and the United States of America. And to top this all off, the midterm elections could bring unprecedented changes to the nation, the West, and the entire world. Wake up dear children. Although the wrath of God will never touch His elect children, God does discipline His precious children when they stray from the path. The Lord has not changed His mind about growing Spiritually every day by putting off the old life and putting on the new life in Christ. He has not changed His mind about trusting God alone to give us everything we need for life and Godliness. Let’s all get back on the path. This is Daniel Blair reporting for Tribulation Radio.

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Grasping the Benefits of Christ

If the human race really grasped the benefits of Christ everything around us would immediately change. We have had many people, some no doubt wiser than myself, try to explain the grandeur and majesty of these benefits. There have been hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pages written by some of our most ardent Christian scholars to plummet the depths of this most profound mystery. I dare say, over the centuries, there have only been very few in each age that has truly understood the great mysteries and benefits of Christ. These are bright lights shining in the darkness. These are the ones who have touched the very essence of Christianity through the indwelling Holy Spirit. These are the ones who have sat long at the Savior’s feet waiting for Him to open their minds to His abiding presence. They have waited patiently to understand the glorious benefits of being in Christ, to experience the great joy, and peace that truly defies understanding. As we fast approach the end it’s essential that we fully grasp the benefits of Christ. Let me encourage you to fully grasp the benefits of Christ and not settle for what can be seen on YouTube or social media. Please don’t settle for what the lukewarm church is offering.

As we embark on this journey together, we must jettison all the worry, all the fear, and all the busyness that has kept us so occupied. We must cast out all the vain imaginations, and thoughts that can enslave us to the powers of darkness. We must clear our minds of every idle thought. We must block out every little noise and distraction. We must prepare ourselves for the Master’s use. This is a very important step in a world that has gone mad, throwing information at us at the speed of light, as we are continuously being dragged into deeper bondage of exhaustion going from one thing to another. Stop! Clear your mind and your insidious schedule. Prepare yourself to meet the Lord who wishes to walk with you and talk with you along life’s narrow way. This cannot just be a chance encounter or only a one-time encounter. This wants to be a lifelong encounter, a lifelong experience of walking with Christ, a true Friend. 1 Only after we have walked and talked with Christ will we truly understand the benefits of Christ. The Bible, perhaps for the first time in your life will come alive as if the words are flying off the page into your tormented souls.

Now, let’s back up a minute. If you have not stepped out in faith believing the Gospel message, then you have not yet experienced the power of salvation. 2 So, let’s assume for a moment that this great power has not reached your heart and that you are still dead in your trespasses. 3 If that’s the case, then all that we have spoken about thus far makes little sense. There is great power in the Gospel that opens the window to a brand-new life in Christ. Before Christ, you were spiritually dead being tossed about by every wind of doctrine needing the world’s help to solve your mounting problems.4 God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to teach us about His love and literally take our place on the Cross to pay the penalty for our trespasses. These are the same trespasses that separated us from God causing us to die spiritually. When we believe that Christ died for us on the Cross and the third day was raised from the dead to give us a new life, then it opened the door to salvation. When we pick up our cross through faith, die to self, and follow Christ in His resurrection, we will be a new creation in Christ.5Although this is a beautiful first step, many never go any further to experience the true benefits of Christ. So, let’s press on and look closely at the true benefits of Christ.

I have already mentioned that Jesus Christ wants to be our lifelong friend. He wants to be a very close friend, every moment of every day even while you are working, eating, and socializing with others. If you close out Christ during these times, then you will have missed the true benefits of Christ. Jesus is with you every moment, or He is not with you at all. Pause, and think about that for a moment before we proceed. The Bible says that we are in Christ.6 It also says that Christ and the Father are in us.7 Furthermore, we also have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us as the seal of our salvation, the Teacher, and the dispenser of Spiritual gifts. 8 Wow! We can never speak about loneliness again. Are you beginning to see the benefits of Christ? God will forgive us of all our sins, make us alive in Christ as a new creation, be with us every moment of every day, and teach us how to experience the glories of our new life in Christ.9 As we explore the benefits of Christ, we will experience heavenly bliss on earth as it is in heaven. This is exactly what God wants for all of His children who are called out of darkness and into a marvelous light.10 To experience anything less, like the lukewarm church, must break the Father’s heart.

Our Father in heaven wants us to experience every Spiritual blessing.11 Of course, our greatest benefit is salvation from the powers of darkness and eternal damnation. We have been made alive in Christ Jesus to hear our Savior’s voice and to feel His abiding presence even in the midst of the chaos.12 We have been made alive to be bright lights in a very dark world.13 Even the horror of persecution cannot separate us from God’s love that flows powerfully through every fiber of our being, bringing a peace that defies understanding.14 God, the Father does not relish our trials and tribulations but rejoices in them to strengthen His beloved children to fill up the sufferings of Christ.15 As we are strengthened in Christ, the barnacles of the old sin nature fall off, and we learn to trust more in His loving providence to work all things together for good.16 Step by step, we no longer see through a darkened glass but can clearly see the Spiritual path before us. Oh, what joy it is to see, really see for the first time, that God’s ways are so much higher than our ways.17 All the important things of the fallen world seem like foolishness to the way that’s now been opened to us.

Oh, what a glorious way it is, to experience every Spiritual blessing from the hand of Christ. Oh, what absolute joy it is to experience the brief times of heavenly bliss on earth as it will continually be in heaven. The Spiritual blessings now can be happily realized in those little unseen miracles where you know with all assurance that God was there working everything out for the best. Have you ever seen the impossible suddenly become possible? It was nothing that you necessarily prayed about or even expected, it just happened. This is what I have always referred to as God’s little miracles. The longer we walk with God trusting in His loving providence the easier it becomes to recognize those many little miracles in the believer’s life. After we reach perfection in the heavenly places, we will see every miracle as it happens. Our participation in the miracle will radically change in that our heavenly desire and the miracle will become as one. Wishful thinking will be a misnomer because our righteous thinking will become a spiritual reality in heavenly places. Every step of the way we will rejoice that Christ is working through us causing all things to work together according to His will, witnessing little miracles, and touching others for Christ. Although there are many benefits in Christ, there is none greater than we will never walk alone.

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Anticipating the Glories of Heaven

What is your anticipation of heaven? Most of the western world has been captivated by the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, causing many to ponder their own deaths and the hereafter. Although they may not be vocal about their own coming deaths and their anticipation of heaven, I suggest that many are pondering those thoughts deep within their own hearts. So, I am asking you to pause for a moment of silence, look to heaven, and let us ponder the glories of heaven together. Let us approach the throne of grace together asking our Lord Jesus Christ to show us the unspeakable glories of heaven. As our static existence measured by time no longer exists, we enter into the glories of eternity. We are no longer captive to time and space but set free to experience all of creation in a timeless environment. Can you imagine the glory of not being locked into time, but having the ability to travel to the stars in the blink of an eye? I hope and pray that every believer in Christ has thought much about the glories of heaven and has their own anticipation based on their personal walk with Jesus Christ and Holy Scripture. Continue reading Anticipating the Glories of Heaven

Destruction All Around Us

Give us eyes, Oh Lord, to see the destruction all around us. Every person and creature on the planet is affected. The world cannot see. Most of your children cannot see. The unseen powers of darkness are actively controlling the minds of most, leading them to do and think the unthinkable. They have turned away from God and now rest under the powers of darkness. You can see it in their eyes as they lash out at one another. They are always accusing the other side of all their problems. What we have seen thus far with the storming of the capital is only the tip of the iceberg, what’s coming will be our worst nightmare. It’s much more than unchecked lawlessness. It’s much more than wars and rumors of war. It’s much more than the complete breakdown of society. It’s much more than an economic collapse. It’s much more than the worst calamities caused by all the so-called natural disasters. The increasing number of catastrophic earthquakes, violent hurricanes, and flooding will pale in comparison to what’s coming. Even the increasing heat index driving humanity underground to escape the unbearable heat will not compare with what’s coming. It will get so bad that people will run to the proverbial caves in the Book of Revelation to escape what’s coming upon the world (see Revelation 6:15-17). Continue reading Destruction All Around Us

Being Told What to Think About

The powers of darkness have much more power and authority over our thinking than most people are willing to admit. I have been writing sermons to preach, blog articles, news briefs, and books for many years now as I am led by the Holy Spirit, but one thing I have noticed is that some things have a much greater appeal than others. I wonder if it’s just how the wind is blowing or if there is a much greater force at work leading people to either accept or reject what is being said. I have noticed also that the world can lose interest in a topic or story very quickly even if it’s of great importance. They say that humanity’s retention span is about two weeks. The news outlets and social media platforms are keen on that idea and are quick to develop new interests to pull humanity along giving them new things to pique their interest, giving them new thoughts to control them, to consume their time. As a pastor for many years, I have discovered that many who claim to know and follow the Lord are not much different than the world by always wanting something new to pique their interest. Moreover, I have found that they are always desiring new undiscovered truth instead of understanding the depth of God’s plan for humanity. Continue reading Being Told What to Think About