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Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

"So I sent messengers to them, saying, 'I am doing a great work and cannot come down.  Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?'"  (Nehemiah 6:3) Fulfilling a vision means being able to say no to the distractions of less important things.  It...

Your accuser has no power over you

Your accuser has no power over you

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.  And they have...

Your accuser has no power over you

The King and His Kingdom are coming

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever."   (Revelation 11:15) As we look around at our world, we see...

Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

Why people flocked to John

Then people from Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to [John], and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.  (Matthew 3:5-6) Why did people flock to John?  Some came out of curiosity, to be sure,...

Some things are not for us to know

Some things are not for us to know

And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."   (Revelation 10:4) We could speculate as to what the seven thunders said, but it would be...

Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

Jesus’ Word to You

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.  (Mark 13:31) An old saying goes, "all good things must come to an end," and in most cases this is true. Companies close and relationships fall apart.  Nations crumble and loved ones die.  Hopes fail...

Some things are not for us to know

Bitterness will kill your soul

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water,...

Some things are not for us to know

Jesus is a savior for all people

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.  They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud...

Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

A Legacy of Faith

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure, dwells in you as well.  For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands....