Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
In the past few weeks, many people have been very concerned about their lively-hoods because of the collapse of the banks and the entire economic system in freefall.
Many nations are in turmoil over the threats coming upon their way of life. So how does that affect you?
It may surprise you but Jesus Christ himself warned of this very time, when he said that PEOPLE WOULD BE FAINT OUT OF FEAR FOR THE EXPECTATION OF THE THINGS COMING UPON THE EARTH. Luke 21:26. Then in verse 28 Jesus said that when we see these things happening, we are to raise ourselves up, because our deliverance is getting near.
Many people scoff at what the Bible teaches and yet the Bible has foretold the very times that we are living in right now. Matthew 24; 2 Timothy 3:1-3.
Many people are searching for answers and truth and turn to all sorts of groups who claim to have the answers.
But the Bible tells us that there is only one truth and that is found in John 14:6 where Jesus says: “I am the way and the TRUTH and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”
So JESUS CHRIST is the only truth and way to the Father God. So when we are stressed and feeling worthless and not knowing the way out, we only need to call out to Jesus and ask him to lead us into all truth.
Christians around the world know that God has everything under control and that he sustains his people. Our God is holding his hands out to you and asking you to trust him; so do not delay and ask him to show you the way right now.
If you want to exchange the worries and stress of this world for a new life of freedom in Jesus Christ, please give us a ring on 24642306 and talk to someone who has found freedom in Jesus Christ.
God bless Dave & Chris Hall ‘ Living Waters Ministries Cyprus" [end quote] What a tapestry God weaves. He pulls the strings folks! We are so thankful that, by a series of happenings He ordained, God has brought Dave and Chris Hall into our lives, into Living Waters Christian Fellowship and, now - down the road - 'Living Waters' has been birthed overseas. To God be the glory! By the way, the name of both fellowships was inspired and suggested by my wife Julie's much-missed sister, Susan, who died four years ago and left her own, fruitful legacy. Please pray for LWMC; Dave and Chris Hall and their expanding ministry. And if you live in Cyprus or are visiting the island in any capacity; why not contact them to encourage them or join them??? You never know - God may use them to bless you in your life as much as He has done so for us. God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 29-Oct-2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
- Future Eyes 
- Triumph In The Air 
- Don't Hide Your Heart 
- Shadowlands 
- Say So 
Like I said, I've been reminded of the early part of my journey with the Lord. I surely have pushed and pulled at the grace of God since; I've been up there spiritually and I've been in the pits too. We ought to thank and praise God for the small mercies He bestows on us as well as the big miracles; what He does in the ordinary much more than the extraordinary. I heard Rexella Van Impe [Jack's wife] say this once: "So, if you're not as close to God as you once were; guess who moved?". What wise words!!! Sometimes we need a blast from the past to get our attention. It could be music; poetry; a card; a chance meeting - anything - but it sure is good to realise just how much God is in control - even when we are not. "Sand in the hand will run away; but love in the heart will stay"; "Hope for the Hopeless"; "Thief in the Night" are all great songs. But the love and grace of God isn't found in back catalogues - it's here and now!
God bless you; God bless Sheila Walsh & God bless Israel ... KJS ... 27-Oct-2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
- On one cross, a sinner cursed and mocked God
- On another cross, another sinner repented and sought God
- On the other cross, the God-Man atoned for sin
- On one cross; a man died IN sin and went to hell for eternity
- On another cross, another sinner died TO sin and went to paradise
- On the other cross, the God-Man died FOR the sins of the world; past, present and future
It really is as simple as that. I once heard my old Pastor [Tom Gritts] say that a lot of people miss heaven by the distance from their head to their heart. And they will spend eternity in Gehenna by an immeasurable distance for that very stumbling block of a short distance. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins "ONCE and FOR ALL" and cried "It is finished" on His cross. Which of the other two  crosses are you hanging on today; my friends? Are you dying IN sin or have you died TO sin because you trusted in Jesus as your very own, personal, one-to-One Saviour? That's it in a nutshell folks! The most important of all decisions now lies before or behind you. Choose this day ["TODAY is the day of salvation"] which cross you are nailed to with your God-given free will. Amen!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 23-Oct-2008
Have you noticed something about science programmes on British TV and radio these days?
Almost whatever the topic, it's likely that evolutionist claims or references will make an appearance - probably repeatedly. But more than that, there's a persistent drive to build onto these claims such allegations as:
2. Christians are foolish to believe it to be true and
3. Committed Christians are dangerous to society in general and to children especially!
And if you read magazines such as ‘New Scientist’ [available in some local libraries], you'll know that issue after issue pushes the same story. Indeed, the "spirit of Richard Dawkins" - so hostile to the gospel - is rampant in our media, in the world of science and across our education system.
So it's hardly surprising that young people especially [including those in our churches] are needing answers if they're to find, keep or defend a personal faith in Christ.
The question is: will we be able to give them answers which make sense and really help them? That is, answers which remove the mental stumbling blocks constantly being laid across their paths?
According to God's Word:-
“If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? ” [John 3:12]
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you …” [I Peter 3:15]
“Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” [II Timothy 2:15]
Thankfully, help is available from a number of Christian ministries. One of these is Genesis Agendum, who bring different speakers to Coventry – but only twice each year. The next time will be this Saturday 25th October 2008 at 6.30pm. The venue - not far from Coventry city centre - is Lower Ford Street Baptist Church [CV1 5QJ]. Admission is free and from 6.00pm tea and coffee is available. This week’s presentation is about what we can learn [from the 1980 volcanic explosion at Mount St. Helens] about how the world in Noah’s time recovered rapidly after the great flood.
The event is intended for a general audience, but will be of particular interest to students and teachers. The speaker is Dr. John Peet.
Please also invite others, whether Christian or non-Christian.
Hopefully, Mo and I will see you there!
“… I am set for the defence of the gospel” [Philippians 1:17]" [end quote]
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
- "... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" [I John 1:5]
- " Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" [James 1:17]
- "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." [Matthew 22:13]
- "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken" [Matthew 24:29]
- "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come" [Joel 2:31]
- "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" [Ephesians 5:11]
- "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against spiritual wickedness in high places" [Ephesians 6:12]
- "And the angels which did keep their first estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day ... Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever" [Jude 1:6,13]
- "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" [Luke 10:18]
- "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" [Genesis 6:1-4]
- "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born" [Revelation 12:3-4]
Because that estimate of 25% 'dark matter' is based on man's so-called wisdom and is therefore wrong or false, it isn't much a stretch to 33% or a third. Why do I say this? Because, I wonder, if the fall of Lucifer and the fallen angels [who sided with him] who we call 'dark angels' or demons are related to this apparent unknown, indefinable 'dark matter'. There are reams of scripture that refer to God as Light and Satan [a.k.a. the devil] as the 'prince of darkness' amongst other references. Revelation 12 tells us that 33% of the heavenly host fell. And then there is this 'dark matter'. The scriptures are replete with references to darkness. Satan's kingdom [temporary - thank God] is ruled by "... principalities ... powers ... the rulers of the darkness of this world ... spiritual wickedness in high places" [Ephesians 6:12]. Good Bible scholars have explored the probability that there are more than the four  dimensions we currently exist in and searched the scriptures to see if it is so. One of them; Chuck Missler; in his study entitled "Beyond Perception" [Koinonia House; 1994; ISBN 1-57821-296-0] has tackled this subject and suggested that there may be at least ten . This is not a wacky, off-the-ball subject - in my opinion. There is a lot of data in God's Word about the earliest history of heaven, earth and the universe [and, unfortunately, hell].
I wonder if the Nephilim in Genesis chapter 6 came from 'another dimension' when they left their first estate [heaven]. I wonder if that 33% fell out of the 'heavenly dimension' to habitate the 'power of the air' under their 'prince' in another dimension. I wonder if if satan will be kicked out of his present dimension to prowl the earth [Revelation 12:12]. I wonder if the references to satan's kingdom as 'darkness' are double-edged; literal too. I wonder if the admonition by Paul to put on the whole armour of God to fight the 'arrows of the evil one' are more literal than we ever imagined. I wonder just what kind of 'spiritual wickedness in high places' will invade the world in the Tribulation; deceiving even the elect - remember that God will send a 'strong delusion'. I wonder about all those references to the 'works of darkness'. I wonder about God being not only a Spirit and Love but also Light. I wonder. I wonder. I wonder. It's good to wonder about the Word. Don't you think? There's so much more there under the surface.
"Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 2:15] is far deeper than I have previously understood. God is opening up His Word in these 'dark' days. You and I need Light, the "Light of the world"; the Living Word - the Lord Jesus Christ and the written Word - inspired by the Holy Spirit. Word and Spirit together. Amen.
You need Light to find your way thru' the 'darkness' of this fallen world in order to avoid the 'outer darkness' that is hell - eternity without God. With so much darkness about; better make the most of the Word; communion, praise, prayer, fellowship and the shedding forth of the LIGHT of the True Gospel. While we still can. One more scripture to consider, folks: " I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night ['darkness'] is coming, when no man can work" [John 9:4]. If Jesus said it, we ought to take notice.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 13-Oct-2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Debt is a reality of modern day life for most people except for the 'elite'. Debt is directly proportional to time. The time that is needed or covenanted to pay back any sum, plus interest [or 'usury']. When one cannot meet the terms of the repayment agreement or one doesn't have the assets to liquidate and, hence, repay the debt - one is bankrupt. Your assets are realized as best as can be achieved to repay your creditors. So for the US 'debt clock' in Times Square, New York to have run out of space or zeros is significant. By any other measure, in the business paradigm, the US would not be viable.
Friends, this great country - one time gospel springboard and No. #1 Israel-supporter is in big trouble. It's not the natural disasters [or 'acts of God' as insurance policies call them] or the pursuance of the 'American Dream' at all costs that has caused this. Could it be judgement by Almighty God? For selling out Israel or for walking away from the One True God or for cosying up with the enemy of YHWH, allah - the crescent moon god of islam? Who knows. But one thing is for sure. The US is not a big player in biblical Eschatology at all and therefore we can look, unfortunately, for its demise as a 'superpower' and, the rise of the EU Beast thereafter. And it's all happening right before your very eyes. So be good Bereans .. be faithful watchmen and do the work of evangelists; while you still can.
One other point of order. The Bible says that there is always a way out of our sinful messes. It is interesting that down the road from the 'debt clock' is faithful David Wilkerson's church - broadcasting the True Gospel message amidst the engineered doom and gloom that is being used to control mass populations at present. Not everyone is one in debt money wise; but they are in terms of sin. Amidst the 'credit crunch'; everyone has their own 'sin crunch'. And no bank, politician, pastor can get you out of that debt. Only the sin-cleansing; pure blood of the Lamb can - the Lord Jesus Christ - Who took all our places on the Cross and is even now offering you the greatest ever bail-out deal in history. Amen!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 09-Oct-2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
"He is in Hospital where they have discovered he is in the 3rd stage of the 4 stages of cancer. On Wednesday night he suffered a stroke. His left arm is now paralyzed and his left leg very weak. This is very hard for a man who nursed both his cerebral palsy son and then later his sick wife until both son and later his wife died. After this he found a life in meeting people, before he simply never went out but stayed at home caring. He became a keen bowls man and loved travelling to London for shows and meals out. We are a very large family, [we] usually take over a restaurant when we all meet for a birthday or Christmas bash. At this moment he has more visitors than anyone else on his ward. I am so proud of my family and the way we all rally together in good times and bad. But out of all this only three of us are Christians. Myself, Maria and our nephew Dan who Maria brought to the Lord, and his bride to be Paula. Please pray for Brian and for us as we seek to present the gospel to him and to the rest of the family. We are all due at Dan's wedding next Saturday and are determined to get Brian out of hospital even if only for a few hours. Please pray as the Lord leads. Pass it along to friends. I don't care of it arrives more than once." [from Bob Mitchell] God bless you, God bless Israel, God bless Brian Mitchell and God bless Bob 'n' Maria Mitchell ... KJS ... 04-Oct-2008