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- "But as for you,
speak [gently, in humility (II Tim. 2:24-26)]  the things which
are proper for sound doctrine ..." (NKJV ; emphasis ours) - we
are bringing 
a new format to our 2018 blogs.  We hope you
are further edified in this year's new approach.

Week of 5/14-18  (B20;18)


Our  OMNISCIENT  Informant


Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works
of Him who is  perfect  in knowledge?

Job 37:16 

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and
knows all things.

I John 3:20

 am  the LORD, that  is  My name; and My glory I will not
give to another, nor My praise to carved images.  Behold, the 
former things have come to pass, and new things I declare;
before they spring forth I tell you of them.  ...  Remember the
former things of old, for I  am  God, and  there is  no other; 
I am  God, and  there is  none like Me, declaring the end 
from the beginning, and from ancient times  things  that
are not  yet  done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and 
I will do all My pleasure' ...

Isaiah 42:8, 9 ; 46:9, 10

(The passages above are taken from the NKJV ; emphases ours)

YHVH God  knows  perfectly,  encompassing  everything,  
even the future.

Lord God, as You well know in Your omniscience, one message high-
lighted in the  Contact  movie was such an example of  self deception!
Please open the eyes of the defiant and show them their blatant dis-
regard for Truth.  Yes Lord, expose the fallacy they hold, especially
in light of Your Word which speaks to Your  foreknowledge  of end-
time events.  THANK YOU  for the powerful analogy of Isaiah 55:8, 9
and the revelation that You've created the vastness of our universe to,
in part, illustrate the degree of Your omniscience.  And help us Your
people, Lord!  Help us heed Your Counsel concerning our new lives
in Your Son during these  end of days.  Help us to shine for You in
these days of great darkness.  We PRAISE You loving Creator and
Savior.  It's in Christ Jesus' holy name we pray, amen. 

P.S.  God's knowledge of  each  man (male and female) is  MOST
         intimate!  Jesus' insights as recorded in  Matthew 6:8  and  
         10:30  speak to His knowledge of each and every one of us.  
         Psalm 139  (e.g., see vv. 1, 2, 4, 16)  testifies to the reality 
         of God's omniscience.  Will we respond  realistically  like
         David the psalmist did?  - see verse 6 

         God also knows our  greatest  need:  to be in His Son, the Lord
         Jesus.  Have  YOU  placed your trust in Him (by receiving Him
         by faith) whereby you are  eternally saved  from your sin - sin
         which brings death and separation from God  IF  one rejects
         His gift of Life in God's only Savior, Jesus Christ?


Week of 5/21-25  (B21;18)


The  TAX  Imposer  Of  Daniel 11

There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on  the
glorious kingdom;  but within a few days he shall be destroyed,
but not in anger or in battle.   Daniel 11:20 ; NKJV

Many believe, in light of the content of the rest of this eleventh 
chapter, the antichrist is described in Daniel 11:21ff.  Because
this vile person rises  after  the one who imposes taxes on the
glorious kingdom, it is reasonable to include this tax imposer
as one of the signs which come prior to the activity of the vile

Father God, as the book of Daniel manifests itself to be Your
written book (written through Daniel) due to the accuracy of
the specific forecast of the global kingdoms which followed the
Babylonian empire, so too does this book speak to very specific
details concerning things which take place before the little horn
fulfills Your prophetic details concerning the covenant, the taking
away of the daily sacrifices and who then goes on to set up the 
abomination of desolation.  THANK YOU for informing us as
to events which come before the  war  this one brings against
Your saints.  Help us, Father, rightly prepare to be Your lights
during these days, too - for those who remain on the earth
during this fantastic time. 



Week of 5/28 - 6/1  (B22;18)


Seals 4 & 5  And The  War  Against The Saints

When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth
living creature saying, "Come and see."  So I looked, and behold,
a pale horse.  And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and
Hades followed with him.  And power was given to them over a 
fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, 
and by the beasts of the earth.   Revelation 6:7, 8 ; NKJV

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of
those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony
which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How 
long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood
on those who dwell on the earth?"  Then a white robe was given 
to each of them;  and it was said to them that they should rest a 
little while longer, until both  the number of  their fellow servants
and their brethren, who would be killed as they  were, was
completed.   Revelation 6:9-11 ; NKJV

(Also see Daniel 7 & Rev. 13 concerning details about the
three-and-a-half year  war  against God's Sheep in Christ.)

Holy Father, how much clearer could You have been regarding
the Truth which Your Son declared concerning Your people in
Him:  In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good 
cheer, for I have  overcome  the world.  May we follow in the
footsteps of Your Son and  overcome.  And for those who
would be ever so hesitant to receive Your Son's Counsel to
us, Your Church, may You open their eyes to the Truths of
Revelation 2 & 3 as we continue in this final period of global
persecution.  Yes, LORD, may we obey Your Son and over-
come, for as He has stated, those who endure to the end will
be saved.  In Jesus Christ's victorious name we pray, amen.



Week of 6/4-8  (B23;18)


The  Daniel 9:27  Covenant


Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
but in the middle of the week  ["and for half of the week" ; ESV]
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.  And on the
wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
even until the consummation, which is determined, is
poured out on the desolate.    Daniel 9:27 ; NKJV / ESV

Dear Shepherd over our souls, THANK YOU for kindly
making known to us some of the important and most 
specific events which will take place  before  Your Son's
initial appearing.  At His appearing - which will serve to
begin the day of Christ / the Day of the Lord - may we 
watch  and be ready in light of Your instructions to the 
Sardis church.  And Lord, THANK YOU for Your en-
couraging Counsel in I Thes. 5.  Please help us, through 
Your Spirit's moving in our lives, to be ready such that we 
are not caught off guard (that is, unprepared).  THANK 
YOU, heavenly Father, for warning us as You have.  In 
the precious name of Your Son, Christ Jesus, we pray, 



Week of 6/11-15  (B24;18)


The Setting Up Of The  Abomination Of Desolation

[ Jesus Christ speaking: ]
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you
will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.  And then many
will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one an-
other.  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will
grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  And
this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.  Therefore,
when you see the  'abomination of desolation,'  spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads,
let him understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains.  Let him who is on the housetop not go down to
take anything out of his house.  And let him who is in the field
not go back to get his clothes.  But woe to those who are 
pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been
since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever
shall be.  And unless those days were shortened, no flesh
would be saved;  but for the elect's sake those days will
be shortened."    Matthew 24:9-22 ; NKJV

Lord God, Your Son taught us  SO  many things in this passage.
Help us to discern the  man of lawlessness  when he is revealed.
Please shine through us whereby we serve as Your Ambassadors
during this time of  war  against Your Saints.  May we endure to
the end as You have so clearly instructed.  With praise to YOU,
Oh God Most High.  Amen



Week of 6/18-22  (B25;18)


Our 2018 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (July - September)

Father God, the entirety of Thy Word is Truth! 
Oh Lord, please bring on, as You promise,
Isaiah 55:10, 11.


July 1   Daniel 1
July 2   Daniel 2
...  etc.   ...
July 11  Daniel 11
July 12  Daniel 12
July 13  Mark 13
July 14  John 14
July 15  I Cor. 15
July 16  I Thes. 4
July 17  Revelation 11
July 18  Revelation 14
July 19  II Thes. 2
July 20  I Thes. 5
July 21   I Tim. 4
July 22  II Tim. 3
July 23  II Tim. 4
July 24  Titus 3
July 25  James 5
July 26  I John 1
July 27  I John 2
July 28  I John 3
July 29  I John 4
July 30  I John 5
July 31   II & III John

August 1   Rev. 1
August 2   Rev. 2
...  etc.  ...
August 21  Rev. 21
August 22  Rev. 22
August 23  Psalm 53
August 24  Psalm 54
August 25  Psalm 55
August 26  Psalm 56
August 27  Psalm 57
August 28  Psalm 58
August 29  Psalm 59
August 30  Psalm 60
August 31   Psalm 61

September 1   Daniel 1
September 2   Daniel 2
        (repetition for the sake of emphasis:
         Please note how applicable these
         chapters are to our present culture!)
...  etc.  ...
September 11   Daniel 11
September 12  Daniel 12
September 13  Matthew 24
September 14  Matthew 25
September 15  Luke 17
September 16  Luke 21
September 17  John 10
September 18  John 11
...  etc.  ...
September 27  John 20
September 28  John 21
September 29  Rev. 2
September 30  Rev. 3

Lord, may  You,  by  Your  Spirit, bring fruitful blessing
as we seek  Your  face through the reading of  Your  holy,
precious Word.  In Jesus Christ's name we pray, amen.


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