Why Are We Content to Believe Lies? What Really Happened?
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
1-20-22, * -- This current delusion didn’t come from the Devil … I believe it came from God. Because we rejected the Truth and love our sin; God sent more deception. It is a form of judgment. We have no one to blame but ourselves. The world is under a strong delusion. At least that is what the Bible tells us. Why:
So much of what the world feeds us is bunk. Most Americans are incapable of discerning good from evil [Isaiah 6:5] confusion reigns in America today. [..]The delusion is strong.
Questons for today: Who can you trust? Whom do you believe? What REALLY happened:
“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” —Jer. 5:31
 Webster defines delusion: “The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.”
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here: Coach Dave Daubenmire, https://newswithviews.com/why-are-we-content-to-believe-lies/
Jesus Loves Children
1-19-22, Clearly the Lord Jesus loves little children and Matthew Henry comments on this passage of scripture: "It is well when we come to Christ ourselves, and bring our children. Little children may be brought to Christ as needing, and being capable of receiving blessings from Him, and having an interest in His intercession. We can but beg a blessing for them: Christ only can command the blessing. It is well for us, that Christ has more love and tenderness in Him than the best of His disciples have. And let us learn of Him not to discountenance any willing, well-meaning souls, in their seeking after Christ, though they are but weak. Those who are given to Christ, as part of His purchase, He will in no wise cast out. Therefore, He takes it ill of all who forbid and try to shut out those whom He has received. And all Christians should bring their children to the Savior that He may bless them." -- Matthew Henry [1700 AD] Commentary
Plot to Kill the Risen Lazarus
1-18-22, When the wicked are determined not to believe the Gospel of the Lord Jesus, there's no end to the crimes that they're driven. Lazarus was alive and the evidence of his resurrection was so clear that the Sadducees and Pharisees could not resist planning on killing him again. Because they preached 'THERE IS NO RESURRECTION!' (Acts 23:8) They could neither deny it, nor prevent its effect on the people. They were determined to kill the Lord Jesus and now also Lazarus that the number of His followers might be lessened.
Unbelief stops at no crime; Lazarus was innocent yet they deliberately plotted murder rather than believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Never was there a more unreasonable madness and rage [2 Thessalonians 3:2]. Christ was accused of breaking the sabbath and the sin of blasphemy by claiming He was God [John 10:33]; but what had Lazarus done? [John 11:47] While no charge is brought against Lazarus, his life is a witness to the divinity of Him Whom they have condemned to death. The words do not mean that they came to a final decision to put him to death, but that they took counsel on the matter and watched their opportunity. Commentaries: Ellicott, Barnes', Matthew Poole
~ THE DRONE ARRANGERS ~
1-16-22, Brother John Haller, Bible Teacher and Lawyer from Fellowship Bible Chapel, Sunbury, Ohio. In this of his weekly updates encompasses world events and how so much is a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. This one covers events that have never occurred before in history:
'But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.' Daniel 12:4
One hour twenty-five minute message video:
1-16-22, A lion, which turneth not away for any — Doth not flee from his pursuers, whether men or beasts, but walks away with a slow and majestic pace, as is observed by Aristotle, and many others; A greyhound — Called in the Hebrew זרזיר מתנים, girt in the loins, either because its loins are slender, and, as it were, girt up into a little compass, or because of its great agility and swiftness. The word is rendered by some, a horse, namely, a war- horse, having his armour girt about him, and marching to battle, which he does with great majesty and courage, as God himself observes at large, Job 39:19. A he-goat also — Which marches at the head of the flock in a grave and stately manner, conducting them with great courage and resolution, and being ready to fight for them, either with beasts or men. And a king — Hebrew, a king and his people with him, a king when he hath the hearts and hands of his people going along with him in his undertakings.
[Note: It's probable that both Agur and Jakeh, his father, were well known in Israel at the time Proverbs 30 and 31 chapters were added to the preceding parts of the proverbs. -- Benson's Commentary ]
1-15-22, There be four things which are little upon the earth; small in bulk that although they have tiny bodies - and are the lesser sort of animals - they are exceeding wise. They show a great deal of art and wisdom in what they do; they are made wise by the direction of their Creator [God]. They do things that are seemingly impossible. They are wiser than the wise; than even wise men who may learn much from the least of these creatures. Proverbs 6:6, 30:24-28; Job 12:7
1-14-22, Matthew Henry [1700 AD] Commentary [here]: Agur wisely prayed for a middle state, that he might be kept at a distance from temptations; he asked daily bread suited to his station, his family and his good. There is a remarkable similarity between this prayer and several clauses of the Lord's prayer. [Matthew 6:9-13] If we are removed from vanity and lies; if we are interested in the pardoning love of Christ, and have Him for our portion; if we walk with God, then we shall have all we can ask or think, as to spiritual things. When we consider how those who have abundance are prone to abuse the gift and what it is to suffer want, Agur's prayer will ever be found a wise one, athough seldom offered.
Proverbs 30:18-19; Jeremiah 49:22
1-13-22, Four things are too wonderful as pointed out by the Bible's Old Testament sage, Agur.
The way of an eagle in the air,.... And so of any other bird; but this is mentioned, because it flies swiftest, and soars highest: but the way in which it goes is not known, nor can it be seen with the eye; it cuts the air, and passes through it, but leaves no track behind it which may be pointed to, and it may be said, that is the way the eagle took and flew towards heaven out of sight; the way of a serpent upon a rock; a smooth hard rock; and wonderful it is that it should creep up it without legs; and where it leaves no impression, no footsteps by which it can be traced, as it may in soft and sandy places;
the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; it is marvellous that such a vessel should be supported upon the sea; that it should weather the storms and tempests of it; that it should be steered through the trackless ocean to distant countries; and, particularly, though it makes furrows in the waters, and divides the waves; yet these quickly close again, and there is no path to be seen in which it goes; there is no beaten road made by it, nor by the vast numbers which go the same way, which a man can see with his eyes or follow; and the way of a man with a maid; or "to a maid" (x); the many artful ways and methods he uses to get into her company, who is kept recluse; and to convey the sentiments and affections of his heart unto her, to gain her love to him, and obtain her in an honourable way of marriage. -- Gill's Exposition of the Holy Bible
"God shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler."
1-12-22, Those who - by faith - chooses God for his protector, shall find in Him all that he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may also do so. The spiritual life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a noisome pestilence. Revelatkion 16:2
Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger. Isaiah 39:8
Wisdom shall keep them from being afraid without cause and faith [Proverbs 2:12] shall keep them from being unduly afraid. Whatever is done, our heavenly Father's will is done; and we have no reason to fear. Psalm 112:8 God's people shall see, not only God's promises fulfilled, but His threatenings. Then let sinners come unto the Lord upon his mercy-seat, through the Redeemer's name; and encourage others to trust in him also. -- Matthew Henry [1700 AD] Commentary
Foreshadowing: The Mark of the Beast
1-10-22, * -- It's been said that coming events always cast their shadows before them. There's no better proof of this statement than what's happening today in the state of New York. On January 6, 2021 the NY legislative session began ; following are a few bills that may be passed:
1. Bill 8378. Forced Covid shot mandates to attend school. 
2. Bill A279a/S75a. Force all adult vaccine records into a state database.
3. Bill A7829/S6495. Forced Covid shots for college.
4. Bill A2240/S45. Forced flu shots to attend school and pre-school daycare.
5. Bill A8398. Eliminate religious exemptions for work and college.
6. Bill A3091/S3041. Eliminate parent’s consent to shots when a child reaches 14 years of age.
7. Bill A822/S931. Eliminate parent’s right to consent to STD shots for children of any age.
8. Bill A416. Allows the Governor to imprison without trial anyone considered a threat to public health.
⦁ And assembly member Patrick Burke’s upcoming bill to eliminate unvaccinated people’s access to health insurance. 
How could those in authority determine and know those who've accepted the shots with those who've refused? Solution ... cards have been issued and people are registered in a data base. However, these cards can be counterfeited, just like any other paper document. Some have suggested a tattoo be placed on a person when they've been injected. [..]
What we see happening in New York foreshadows what's coming. I see a parallel between the future mark of the beast and what's being forced on people over the Covid injections. Sure looks like we're in the end times [last days, Daniel 10:14]
We can be at peace and not worry if we're refusing the Covid serum - fearing not what man can do to us. [Psalm 118:6] In Rev 20:4 we see all lost unbelieving people are cast into a pit for 1000 years; yes, those who're not born again [John 3:3, 7] believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. If we don't have Christ - we're already lost. [John 3:17-18] Repenting of our sin receiving the free gift of forgiveness [Ephesians 2:8-10]accepting the Lord Jesus as our Savior gives us peace that passes all understanding. Philippians 4:7
“Watch ye therefore praying always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man,”
Luke 21:36; Mark 13:33, 37
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus,” Rev 22:20
1] https://www.nysac.org/files/2021%20Legislative%20Session%20Summary.pdf and https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a8378
*Excerpted from email message from Pastor Francis Riley of Missouri, USA
1-1-22, As the delusion continues about a virus that is no pandemic - as its victims suffering death are only one percent. God told Daniel: "Many shall be purified, made white and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Daniel 12:10
The truth of God's word gives us peace: Matthew Henry Commentary:
In John 14:25-27 the promises of the Lord Jesus ... we know these things for our good, we must pray for and depend on the teaching of the Holy Ghost; thus the words of Jesus will be brought to our remembrance and many difficulties be cleared up which are not plain to others. To all the saints [all born again believes], the Spirit of grace is given to be a remembrancer, and to him, by faith and prayer, we should commit the keeping of what we hear and know. Peace is put for all good, and Christ has left us all that is really and truly good, all the promised good; peace of mind from our justification before God. This Christ calls His peace, for He is Himself our Peace. The peace of God widely differs from that of Pharisees or hypocrites [the world], as is shown by its humbling and holy effects. Philippians 4:7
Washington State Prepares Camps for Unvaxxed
Condition of the debased depraved people of the modern world?
"Since they did not see fit to acknowledge God; He gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Daniel's Vision: "I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Daniel 12:8-10
1-9-22, John Haller says: "Henry the 8th had nothing on the madness scale compared to modern day local, state, government and world leaders and their collective lust for power and control."
Video message one hour thirty-one minutes here:
In Revelation 22:10 God tells the Apostle John to unseal the book.
Acts 17:16-21, John 21:25
"Athens was then famed for polite learning, philosophy, and the fine arts; but none are more childish and superstitious, more impious, or more credulous, than some persons, deemed eminent for learning and ability. It was wholly given to idolatry. The zealous advocate for the cause of Christ will be ready to plead for it in all companies, as occasion offers. Most of these learned men took no notice of Paul; but some, whose principles were the most directly contrary to Christianity, made remarks upon him. The apostle ever dwelt upon two points, which are indeed the principal doctrines of Christianity, Christ and a future state; Christ our way, and heaven our end.
They looked on this as very different from the knowledge for many ages taught and professed at Athens; they desire to know more of it, but only because it was new and strange. They led him to the place where judges sat who inquired into such matters. They asked about Paul's doctrine, not because it was good, but because it was new. Great talkers are always busy-bodies. They spend their time in nothing else, and a very uncomfortable account they have to give of their time who thus spend it. Time is precious, and we are concerned to employ it well, because eternity depends upon it, but much is wasted in unprofitable conversation. -- Matthew Henry [1700 AD] Concise Commentary
1-7-22, In Matthew 4:17 we see that from that time Jesus began to preach what He'd preached before, both to Jews and Samaritans, John 4:41; John 4:45, but from this time He began to preach publicly and statedly, and to insist on the same doctrine that John had done: and with good reason, for the repentance which John taught, still was and ever will be, the necessary preparation for that inward kingdom of heaven, or, of God, which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. -- Benson Commentary [ The Lord Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lion of Judah: Revelation 5:5 ]
Jesus Promised to Return
1-6-22, The Lord Jesus said: "And if I go and prepare . . . " He does not imply uncertainty, but expresses that the fact is in the region of the future, which is clear to Him, and will unfold itself to them. He said, "I will come again, and receive you unto Myself."
This clause has been variously explained of the resurrection; of the death of individual disciples; of the spiritual presence of our Lord in the Church; of the coming again of the Lord in the Parousia of the last day, when all who believe in Him shall be received unto Himself. The difficulty has arisen from taking the words “I will come again,” as necessarily referring to the same time as those which follow--“I will receive you unto Myself,” whereas they are in the present tense, and should be literally rendered, I am coming again. They refer rather, as the same words refer when used in John 14:18, to His constant spiritual presence in their midst; whereas the reception of them to Himself is to be understood of the complete union which will accompany that spiritual presence; a union which will be commenced in this life, advanced by the death of individuals, and completed in the final coming again. -- Ellicott's Commentary
[Note that since appx 2006, in the USA, lofty leaders decided to take the birth and life of the Lord Jesus Christ out of our dating system. They've changed the centuries old system of “Before Christ” (BC) and “Anno Domini” (AD) “Year of our Lord” to BCE (“Before Common Era”) and CE (“Common Era”). This too is confirmation of the historical fact of Christ, Who is is, What He's done and will do. The Bible is true and Jesus is coming again. Revelation 19:11] More here
Nations Gone Berserk:
USA, China & Australia to Name just three
The Apostle Paul Admonished the Brethren: "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. [..] For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." 1 Corinthians 14:26-33
Excerpted from Bill Wilson's, Daily Jot full original report here dailyjot.com/?p=2954
New York Video Shows Mom and Child Being Kicked Out of Restaurant
12-28-21,Newsweek, In New York City, children aged 5 to 11 are required to show proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose for indoor public spaces. Five people arrested for trespassing in Brooklyn Burer King for no vax ID ... sounds like Nazi Germany - soon we'll have to wear some kinda 'yellow star' badge??
More here: www.complex.com/life/five-men-arrested-storming-nyc-burger-king-protest-vaccine-mandate-video
1-6-22, RT.com -- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a stark warning to people who refuse the Covid jab if they fail to follow a stay-at-home order ... With Covid infections in the Philippines hitting a three-month high, President Rodrigo Duterte took a firm approach to the unvaxxed, threatening to arrest such “recalcitrant persons” if they violate a confinement order. At the end of 2021, government figures showed that 49.8 million individuals in the Philippines were fully vaccinated. That number is less than half of the country’s 110 million-strong population. More here
12-28-21, CHINA public shaming and lockdowns… the world has gone berserk over a virus with 99 percent survival. Delusion! ✝️ GOD’S STRONG DELUSION? 2 Thessalonian 2:10-12 🥺🙏🏻
12-1-21, Up to 2,000 people can be held at the Howard Springs site. It is an old mining camp that was turned into a COVID VIRUS quarantine camp by the Australian government last August. The escapees had been and are without Covid ...
Genesis 5:1. The book of the generations of Adam; a list or catalogue of his posterity, not of all, but only of the holy seed, from whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came; of the names, ages, and deaths of those that were the successors of the first Adam in preserving the promise, and the ancestors of the second, at whose coming the promise was accomplished. -- Benson Commentary
Scripture does not bear witness to itself but instead to God. The divine res of Scripture are its true end and purpose. The language of Scripture does mediate historical and doctrinal truths. The reality to which Scripture refers, though, is not a set of discrete, logically or conceptually related propositions of doctrine. The reality to which Scripture refers is the recapitulation of all things in Jesus Christ in the history that is. Every teaching and doctrine of Christian faith has this reality as its referent. This reality is a divine mystery. It is the gift of God’s self to humanity through the cross of Christ and sending of the Holy Spirit. -- Henri de Lubac, (1896-1991)
God said: "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee." Psalms 32:8 Listen for His small voice [1 Kings 18:20-40; 19:12] the Lord ultimately leads us to our eternal home with Him." Romans 6:20-23
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary: In Psalm 32:8-11 God teaches by His word and guides with the secret intimations of His will. David gives a word of caution to sinner; that the way of sin will certainly end in sorrow. It's comforting for believers that they may see that a life of communion with God is far the most pleasant and comfortable. Let us rejoice, O Lord Jesus, in thee, and in Thy salvation; so shall we rejoice indeed. In Romans 6:1-5; 6-23 the Apostle Paul presses the necessity of holiness. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connection between justification and holiness are inseparable. Let the thought be abhorred, of continuing in sin that grace may abound. True believers are dead to sin, therefore they ought not to follow it. No man can at the same time be both dead and alive. He is a fool who, desiring to be dead unto sin, thinks he may live in it.
What perils lie ahead in 2022?
"Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end." Daniel 12:9
1-2-22, Issues in his first update for 2022, Brother John Haller of Ohio delves into topics not for the faint hearted . Based on current trends, John reports on what the nations can expect in the new year. It isn't pretty. God warned us about the 'last days' ... surely we are IN THEM! 1 Peter 3:3; 1 Timothy 4:1; Jude 1:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
One hour forty-five minute video here
The Cross is God's Christmas Tree
"Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed."
* What is the origin of the modern Christmas tree? While there's no definite answer - one thing's sure: it has no biblical basis. Actually the important consideration for us is not the origin of the Christmas tree, but the present paganism which attends its use & the crass materialism which has been brought to surround it even in Christian homes & celebrations. However, in history, we see it's been connected with:
- Saturnalia of ancient Romans & their use of evergreens for decorations and the Druids were tree worshippers. Both have been strongly denounced by the Christian Church and there's no scriptural or historical basis for the use of Christmas ornaments.
- William Muir Auld refers to the fact that Virgil casually alluded to a Roman custom of placing images on evergreens at certain times of the year. George Jacob, an Arabian geographer of the tenth century, related a legend about the night Christ was born in which the forest, despite ice & snow, burst into bloom.
- The first mention of the Christmas tree was made by an unknown citizen in Strassburg in 1604; the whole idea is doubtless of German origin & probably began in Protestantism. “At Christmas they set up fir trees in the parlours in Strassburg & hang thereon roses cut out of manycolored paper, etc.” (A. Tille, Yule & Christmas). It can't be substantiated but some attribute its birth to Martin Luther.
In spite of all this, God has His Christmas tree. I grant you it's not as pretty as the department store tree. It's not filled with baubles of color & tinsel, nor is it bright with trinkets & lights. It is the cross of Christ! In fact, the proper name for the cross is "tree." You'll remember that the early church spoke of it this way. “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew & hanged on a tree.” (Acts 5:30) And Peter in His first epistle writes:
Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
The Gifts God purchased for us that's presented on this TREE have been purchased with the precious blood of Christ; they're spiritual and eternal:
Love, grace, faith, forgiveness, salvation, the Holy Spirit, peace, access to God, hope and joy everlasting
- ⦁ For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
- ⦁ The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given unto us. (Romans 5:5)
- ⦁ Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
- ⦁ And you, that were once alienated & enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled [forgiveness]. (Colossians 1:21)
- ⦁ ... we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.…Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, & find grace to help in time of need. (hebrews 4:14, 16)
- ⦁ And hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts.… (Romans 5:5)
- ⦁ Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new & living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh, & having an high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, & our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:19-22)
- ⦁ By whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, & rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)
- ⦁ “Hope of the glory of God” ... “Looking for that blessed hope & the glorious appearing of the great God & our Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13)
- ⦁ And ye became followers of us, & of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 1:6)
- ⦁ And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation. (Romans 5:11)
*Excerpted full original report by Dr. J. Vernon McGee, American ordained Presbyterian Pastor, Radio Bible Teacher. Born: June 17, 1904, Hillsboro, TX; Passed to Jesus: December 1, 1988 Here
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Fifty Glorious Instrumental Hymns of the Christian Faith
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"If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor."
1-1-22, In this illustration, the sheepfold represents weak, sinful & forgiven people. The Lord Jesus provides a protective shelter for the family of God. No one can enter the fold except through the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ (John 10:7–9, 14:6). He alone determines who may come in. His life illustrates how we ought to live; He doesn’t have to push or prod us to follow and obey Him, truly born again believers in Christ [John 3:3, 7] want to obey Him.
1 John 2:3–6 explains that to know God is to obey Him: “We know that we have come to know him if we keep His commands. Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what He commands is a liar." We obey showing the 'fruit' of the Spirit; true "sheep" know the Lord’s voice and prove it by obeying His commands.
The Good Shepherd says, “My sheep hear My voice.” These sheep have heard the call of Christ to enter the "sheepfold." By His grace we've been saved through faith; Jesus laid down His life on the cross to give His followers forgiveness and eternal life for all eternity (John 6:37, 39; 17:2, 9; 18:9).
Happy New Year!
In Psalm 90 contrasting man's frailty with God's eternity, the writer mourns over it as the punishment of sin, and prays for a return of the divine favor. A Prayer of Moses the man of God—(De 33:1; Jos 14:6); as such he [also] wrote. Psalm 90:1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17 -- Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Must Repent and Turn to God!
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" Acts 3:19
12-28-21, The Lord Jesus Christ took any occasion to proclaim "Except ye repent forsaking your sins and turn to God ye will perish." He warns the wicked; entreating them to forsake their evil ways and be saved.
Proverbs 28:13; Ezekiel 14:6; Luke 13:3, 24:47; Acts 8:22; Revelation 2:16
You Want a Happy New Year?
Turn to Jesus While Ye May!
He which testifieth these things . . .—Better, "He saith, who testifieth these things, Yea, I am coming quickly." We have here the final witness; it is in the words of the faithful and true witness Himself. It is the answer to the repeated cry, “Come;” it is the warning to those who forget Him; it is introduced with the emphatic yea! “Yea, I am coming quickly.” The answer breaks forth in prayer from the prophet’s lips--Amen. (We must omit “even so”) Come, Lord Jesus. The prophet is the mouthpiece of the Church; his desire is one with the desire of all who love Christ’s appearing. Revelation 22:20 -- Ellicott Commentary
After discovering these things to His people on earth, Christ seems to take leave of them and return to heaven; but He assures them it shall not be long before He comes again. And while we are busy in the duties of our different stations of life; whatever labors may try us, whatever difficulties may surround us, whatever sorrows may press us down, let us with pleasure hear our Lord proclaiming, Behold, I come quickly; I come to put an end to the labor and suffering of My servants. I come, and My reward of grace is with Me, to recompense, with royal bounty, every work of faith and labor of love. I come to receive My faithful, persevering people to Myself, to dwell for ever in that blissful world. Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus. Let us earnestly thirst after greater measures of the gracious influences of the blessed Jesus in our souls. - Matthew Henry Commentary
Every Eye Shall See Jesus: Revelation 1:7; Daniel 7:13; Matthew 24:30
God created everyone and everything for HIS pleasure. We must worship and
obey HIM! John 14:6, 15; Revelation 4:11;
Psalm 95:6; Ezra 3:11
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