Thursday, April 27, 2017

Marriage Supper Of The Lamb - Revelation 19:7-14

Today, we see that once in Heaven, the redeemed are going to participate in an event called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Hallelujah! - Revelation 19:1-6

Today, we enter into chapter 19 after Babylon has been destroyed and see the saints in Heaven praising the Lord that their blood has been avenged.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Babylon Has Fallen - Revelation 18:7-24

In today's study, we conclude the final destruction of Babylon for all of the crimes that she has committed against God's people.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Come Out Of Her - Revelation 18:1-6

Today, we start to see the final destruction of Babylon for the crimes that she has committed against God's people.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

One To Rule Them All - Revelation 17:12-18

Today, we wrap up chapter 17 and discover that eventually the Antichrist will destroy the harlot and the ten kings. We also discuss why.

Just My Thoughts

Sunday morning, my wife was not feeling well, so I ventured out to visit and old friend's church that I went to Bible College with. He is such a great guy, with a passion for the Lord, and the Word. He has been serving his church faithfully for 25 years. That is a long time for anyone to be any where in my opinion, especially in this day and age in which most pastors statistically only last 18 months at any church. I might have counted 20 people in attendance that morning.

On Wednesday night, I decided to venture back out to visit with the church and counted 3 people in attendance. I didn't even go inside. It was simply too discouraging for me. Instead of going home, I dropped by the next church on the street, sneaked a peek in side, and counted 5 people in attendance. I then drove down the street to a Southern Baptist church and the lights were out. I proceeded to another large SBC church only to find that on Wednesday evenings they only have a children's program.

What an absolute pathetic state the church in America is in. It is dead as a bag of hammers and totally breaks my heart; and my question is, "Why?" What has caused this? While I do not think that the answer is easy in that it is most likely many things that have contributed to it, and I can only speculate based on my experience as a pastor, teacher, and missionary. In other words, it's merely my opinion.

First, the majority of the churches in America are filled with people who are not truly born again. They are the tares among the wheat that the Lord spoke of (Matthew 13:30), and I believe that they represent the majority in the average church. They have turned our churches into childcare centers, entertainment venues, and country clubs. This is the result of the gospel not being clearly taught.

Second, many men in the pulpits are simply not called by God into the ministry. I have met and even ministered to several of them. They merely choose a career path. No doubt, they are "good" men and do indeed want to serve the Lord and their communities, but simply were not called by God to do so. As a result, they have no anointing on their ministries and are doing more harm than good.

Third, many men who have been called by God into the ministry have sold out. They no longer follow the Lord's leading, but are now coddling the "felt needs" of the aforementioned tares. As such, lest they offend, they no longer teach the Word of God, but prefer to amuse the goats instead of feeding the sheep in an attempt to gain acceptance, favor, and security.

Fourth, church members in the pews are simply too busy with the world to care. They whined about Wednesday night being a school night and the church capitulated. They then then whined about Sunday being their only day off that they can spend time with their families. The church capitulated again and canceled the evening services. The end result, most of them are carnal and look for any reason under the sun to not show up on Sunday morning.

In conclusion, the church is full of lost people and carnal Christians who are  being led by men who are not truly called to the ministry or who have sold out. Is it any wonder that the pews are empty? I think not.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Triumphal Entry, Part 4 - Luke 19:28-40

Today, we conclude our look at the Passion Week that began with the Triumphal Entry of Christ through the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem to the Resurrection.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Triumphal Entry, Part 3 - Luke 19:28-40

Today, we continue to take a closer look at the Passion Week that began with the Triumphal Entry of Christ through the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem to the Resurrection.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Triumphal Entry, Part 2 - Luke 19:28-40

Today, we continue to take a look at the Passion Week that began with the Triumphal Entry of Christ through the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem to the Resurrection.

The Trimphal Entry, Part 1 - Luke 19:28-41

Today, we take a detour to study the Passion Week that began with the Triumphal Entry of Christ through the Eastern Gate of Jerusalem to the Resurrection.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Great Admiration - Revelation 17:5-6

Today, we continue to look at his woman riding the beast and why John looked at her with great astonishment.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Harlot - Revelation 17:3-4

Today, we continue to take a look at this prostitute riding upon the beast and discuss what she represents and why.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spiritual Fornication - Revelation 17:2

Today, we take a look at the false church and how it has caused and is still causing the world to commit spiritual fornication with her.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spiritual Babylon - Revelation 16:17-17:1

In today's study, we conclude chapter 16 and are introduced to a woman who sits upon many waters. Who is she? What is she?

Friday, April 7, 2017

The End Of The Tribulation, Part 2 - Revelation 16:13-16

In today's study, we continue to look at the final bowl judgments that are being poured out upon the earth that wrap up the Tribulation period.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Great And Marvellous - Revelation 15

Today, we take a look at the seven angles with the seven last plagues and a closer study of the four living creatures around the throne of God.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Harvest - Revelation 14:13-20

In today's study, we wrap up chapter 14 by discussing end time events in their chronological order, and specifically, the Battle of Armageddon.