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ULTIMATE MONARCHY

Ultimate Monarchy 12/27/2012 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”Matthew 24:7-8. There’s a war brewing – it’s coming upon the last generation of mankind. Just before this mighty war there will be much fear and speculation about current and coming events. There will be signs in the heavens and signs on earth. From what we are currently witnessing around this globe there should be no doubt in the minds of the Ekklesia of Christ that this, the current generation, is the last generation prophesied to be remaining on earth at Christ’s Second Advent. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”Luke 2:14. Because of looming global upheavals, it seems people everywhere are beginning to cry out for someone to bring peace on earth; a man with all the answers, a leader who can finally take humanity into the u…

CELEBRATE EMMANUEL

Celebrate – Emmanuel 12/17/2012 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”Luke 2:13-14. The word “multitude” comes from the Greek word “plēthos” and it means the whole number. Wow! The whole of the godly heavenly host (angels) came that night to praise God as they celebrated the birth of Christ. We can’t even imagine what that must have looked or sounded like, but the shepherds standing guard over their flocks saw it all. “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.”Luke 2:8. The angel Gabriel was probably the messenger that announced the arrival of the Messiah of Israel that night to those shepherds in the field. Who, by the way, were undoubtedly frightened out of their skin. “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were …

BOREDOM IN HEAVEN

Boredom in Heaven 12/13/2012 “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”John 14:2. The word used above for house in the Greek alludes to God’s abode (the expanse of Heaven). Therefore, when we read the word “mansions” we should immediately be struck with awe. The Greek word “monē”, translated into English as mansions, is also translated as abode or dwelling place. But considering God’s magnificence, and the expanse of Heaven, we can be assured our dwelling place in Heaven will be far superior to any human perception of an earthly mansion. When we think of a mansion here on earth most of us are able to conjure up numerous images of palatial manors. The dictionary describes “Mansion” as a large and stately house. Hollywood instantly comes to mind. But there is nothing on earth that we can compare our Heavenly abode. By-in-large, Heaven is a mystery to those of us still living and breathing. Therefore…

LET'S GET TOGETHER

Let’s Get Together 12/06/2012 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”Hebrews 10:23-25. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together”. This part of verse 25 above is one that is continually used to convince the sheep to remain in their seats. One major flaw with this verse is that it doesn’t say exactly what the leaders of the “churches” want us to think it says. The writer of the book of Hebrews is admonishing the “in Christ” faithful to hold fast to that faith without wavering. Why? At the end of verse 25 above he states “as you see the day approaching.” The Greek word for see is “blepō” which actually means to discern, as in discern the times. A day was approaching when life as a C…