Wednesday, April 30, 2014


If Jesus Christ be God, and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great of me to make for Him! - C.T.Studd

Whatever you've got, use it for God, and don't wait for what you've not got! If you've only a donkey's jaw-bone, bray for all your worth! A braying ass has been known to talk more sense than a prophet! - Studd

Don't you remember how Hudson Taylor received his commission for inland China? He verily believed that the Lord had been searching throughout the length and breadth of the land to find someone ignorant enough, weak enough, and humble enough that He Himself could use, and who would give Him the glory, and that then he hit upon him (Hudson Taylor) and said: "This man will do! He has all the requirements; he is ignorant, weak and helpless enough, so I can use him." These are the only three degrees absolutely necessary to the man of God! - Studd

Let us at least make sure, at our death, that the devil holds a thanksgiving service in hell when he hears news of our departure from the field of battle! - Studd

To be Heaven bound one must be Heaven born. - unknown

I'd rather have a song and not be able to sing it than to be able to sing it and not have a song. - Lester Roloff

My grandfather said, "Any dog can beat a skunk but it's just not worth it!" - Jeff Fugate

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Prophecy Today Devotions  
April 29, 2014 

Jimmy DeYoung
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Revelation 18:17


For in one hour so great riches is come to naught.


For further study - Revelation 18:1-24 &16:17-21


We come to this 18th chapter of Revelation for our devotional reading for today and find out that we are basically "living" in this portion of scripture. As we share some thoughts on this passage you will see what I mean, and agree that we are closer than ever before to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.


In this chapter we can find the word "Babylon" used three times, the word "city" used six times and the word "great" used eight times. The focus of our reading is the "great city of Babylon".


Babylon is a city that has a 4,500 year old history that dates back to soon after the "flood" of Genesis 6-8 and the times of "Nimrod", Genesis 10-11, the great grandson of Noah. Nimrod built Babylon in defiance to God who told all of Noah's family to be fruitful and "re-people" the earth.


Instead, Nimrod went into the valley between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers and on the shores of the Euphrates built a "great city" the city of Babylon that still stands where it was first built.


Babylon has a long history that includes being the headquarters for the Babylonian Empire where Daniel and Ezekiel were taken as captives, along with the Jewish people, 2,500 years ago.


It was also the headquarters for Alexander the Great and the Grecian Empire. Alexander, at 32 years of age had conquered the known world, and after his death at this young age had his empire divided into four parts.


Both of these accounts, which include the city of Babylon, are the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. In fact, the events in history associated with Babylon are "prototypes" of that which will happen in the future, seemingly the very near future.


The actual city of Babylon, which has never been destroyed as called for in Isaiah 13-14 and Jeremiah 50-51, Babylon will be destroyed, as foretold in our devotional reading today. This destruction will come to this the headquarters for another "world leader", the "Antichrist".


In the last three and one half years of the Tribulation Period Babylon will come back to power and be the "economic, political, governmental center" of the earth. Antichrist will rule the world from this location on the Euphrates River.


Our key verse, verse 17, along with verses 10 and 19, indicates that the "great city of Babylon" will be destroyed in "one hour". In Revelation 16:17-21 we see how this unfolds. There will be a "major earthquake", the largest to ever hit the earth, verse 18.


Also, large "hail" the size of a "talent", around 75 pounds, will fall on the "city", verse 21, and devastate this "stronghold of Satan". Finally, the many prophecies of the destruction of Babylon will be fulfilled, after 4,500 years.


In fact, this destruction of Babylon is the last event to happen before Jesus Christ steps back on earth, Zechariah 14:4, in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives. I believe these events are near, in light of the events that are unfolding today.


Babylon, Biblical Babylon, is what we know today as Iraq. The war, and now the rebuilding of war-torn Iraq are the "setting of the stage" for these prophecies to be fulfilled. As I said, we are living in the days that will lead up to God's Word being completed, as it was written.


Once again I remind you that before all of this comes to pass there will be a shout from the heavens to call us up to join Jesus Christ there, forever. The Rapture, which can happen at any minute, could happen very soon now as we watch "Babylon" play its role in the end time events as recorded in Bible Prophecy.


PRAYER THOT: Dear Lord, what a day we are living in as we see prophecy coming to pass before our eyes. As we watch current events, in light of Bible prophecy, help us to live these days prepared, pure and productive as we await your shout to join you in the heavens.


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Monday, April 28, 2014


JOHN 20:24-31


Pastor Rick Jackson




1. He Spoke with Authority [Mk. 1:22, 27; John 7:46, 6:63, 8:26-28, 38, 12:49-50, 14:10]


2. He Indirectly Claimed to be God [Jn. 11:21-26]


3. He Directly Claimed to be God [Jn. 8:51-59]




1. He Forgave Sins [Lk. 5:20-25]


2. He Accepted Worship [Matthew 2:11, 4:8-10, 8:2, 9:18, 14:33, 15:25, 28:9, 17]


 3. He Rose from the Dead [John 10:18, Rm. 1:4]




1. The Demons Recognized His Divinity [Luke 4:33-36, 8:28]


2. Certain Men Recognized His Divinity [Ps. 110:1, Luke 23:42, Jn. 1:1-5, 14-17; Acts 9:1-6]


3. God the Father & God the Holy Spirit Proclaim His Deity [Heb. 1]

Sunday, April 27, 2014




Pastor Rick Jackson




1. Salvation from Sin [Luke 1:77]


2. Salvation from Death [Rm. 6:16-23, Rev. 20:14] in all its forms


3. Salvation from Wrath [Rm. 1:16-18, 1 Th. 5:9, Revelation 6:16]




1. In a Book [Jn. 4:22; Rm. 1:16, 3:1-4; 2 Tm. 3:15]


2. In a Person [Lk. 2:30, Heb. 5:9]


3. In a Name [Acts 4:12, Jn. 14:6]




1. Universally Offered [Titus 2:11, Acts 17:30, 1 Jn. 2:2, Jn. 3:16]


2. Personally Accepted [Jn. 1:12, Rm. 10:9-13]


3. Divinely Guaranteed [1 Pet. 1:5, John 17:11, 6:37-40]

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

He Doth Devise Means

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He Doth Devise Means
"For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him." (2 Samuel 14:14)
These words of the "wise woman of Tekoah," spoken to King David concerning Absalom, his son, were wiser than she knew, for they reflect a principle of human experience that affects us all. Human life must eventually deteriorate and die; this declension cannot be reversed any more than water poured down on the ground can be "un-poured" up into the cup again.
This principle is the famous law of entropy ("in-turning"). Physical systems wear out; biological organisms get old and die; societies and empires fall and vanish. All these phenomena are local expressions of God's universal curse on man and all his dominion (Genesis 3:14-19). It applies to everything, without exception.
However, the very existence of the law of entropy points to a Creator because systems that are wearing out must first have been made new, and beings that die must first have been given life. The very idea of a universal naturalistic evolution of all things into more complex systems is contrary to all real scientific data and is contradicted by all human experience.
Nevertheless, the God who created all things can surely "devise means" by which the law of decay can be set aside. Solar energy and the hydrologic cycle can raise the spilled water; the sinful life can be purified by God's grace and the blood of Christ; and the dead can be revived by the resurrection life of Christ. Someday the Curse itself will be removed when God creates new heavens and a new earth, and the whole creation "shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God" (Romans 8:21). HMM

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


Prophecy Today Devotions  
April 2013  
Jimmy DeYoung
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And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.
For further study - Revelation 12:7-17
As we come to our devotional reading for today, in the extended portion, we read of the battle in the heavens between the "good" angels and the "evil" angels. This is a prophecy of what will happen at the midway point of the seven-year Tribulation Period.
God will finally give the order to Michael, the Archangel, who is the "commander-in-chief" of the good angels, to take the "dragon", verse 9, the Devil, the "commander-in-chief" of the evil angels and all of the evil angels and throw them out of the "heavens" and down to the earth.
Actually, the evil angels, under the direct command of the Devil, will not be in the "third heaven" where God is, but in the "first" and "second" heavens where they have been for around 6,000 years, since Lucifer, the name of the most prominent of all the angels, who rebelled against God, was thrown out of the place where God is, the third heaven.
Just this one thought, though all the evil angels don't have access to the third heaven, their leader, Satan, does. He is there "day and night accusing the brethren before our God", Revelation 12:10.
When the evil angels and Satan are thrown down on the earth those in the third heaven rejoice, verse 12but they warn those on the earth that the Devil is coming to the earth with "great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time".
Verses 13-17 reveal that the Devil and his evil angels will do all they can to destroy the Jewish people, "the woman that brought forth the man child", verse 13. In fact, that has been the Devil's plan for the last 6,000 years.
Satan knows that if he can destroy the Jews that then God's plan for the Jewish people will fail, He won't be able to keep His promises to the Jews and that Satan will win and be the leader of all the earth.
The ever increasing wave of "anti-Semitism" around the world today is a lead up to the last half of the Tribulation when many Jews will be killed to allow Satan to be victor in the world in the last days.
With demonism and Satanic activity also on the increase in our world, we can indeed see how the stage is being set for the final drama to be played out in the very near future. But before all these prophecies are fulfilled Jesus will call us up to be with Him in the heavens at the Rapture. Our prayer should then be, "even so come Lord Jesus".
PRAYER THOT: Dear Lord, thank you for Your victory over Satan and all of his evil angels. Thank You for all that You do for us as we await your call for us to join You in "Your Father's house". 
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