Friday, October 31, 2014

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

Over four hundred years ago God had said to Abraham, "For the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full" (Gen. 15:16). Even then the idolatry, the lewdness, the devil-worship, the murderous lives of these people had grieved God years ago. But God gave them another chance. Abraham was not then allowed to take over the land. The cup of iniquity was not yet filled.
But the years have gone by. Sin has done its terrible work. Now God has commanded that the inhabitants of the land be driven out, be killed, and the land, which hundreds of years before was dedicated to a chosen people and for the religion of the true God and for the writing of the Bible and for the coming of the Saviour, must now become the possession of God's people. - John R. Rice
Someone said to me recently, "I do not like negative preaching. I think preaching should be positive."
I answered, "You are talking a language not used in the Bible. And the reason is that you have an idea not taught in the Bible." The Bible commands, "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpeter, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins" (Isa. 58:1). We are commanded to "reprove, rebuke, exhort." Jonah was commanded to go to Nineveh, "that great city, and cry against it," and he went announcing the dreadful warning, "Forty days, and Nineveh shall be destroyed." The man who does not fight sin, the man who never makes anybody angry, the man who never offends or contends is not a true servant of Jesus Christ. - John R. Rice
It is insisted by some that love is the great rule of action. But they pervert and prostitute the Bible doctrine of love. The Bible says, "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good" (Rom. 12:9). It is hypocrisy to speak of love as an excuse for disobedience. The true farmer who loves corn hates cockleburs and weeds. The true man who loves his chickens shoots the chicken hawks. True love hates evil and clings to that which is good. True love is selective. The honest, true husband does not love the harlot as he loves his wife. The true Christian does not feel the same fellowship for a child of the Devil as he does for a child of God. - John R. Rice
Oh, may God help us to be true! Twenty-seven years ago [this was written in 1961] THE SWORD OF THE LORD was founded. If you read the first issue and read the statement of principles and doctrine across the front page of THE SWORD today, you will find that they are the same. The third issue carried the first of a series of articles on "The Unequal Yoke." I believed and taught then what I believe and teach now. I practiced then what I practice now. I trust that I have grown somewhat in grace and knowledge, but there has been no shift in my great convictions about the historic Christian faith, about paying any price that would please God to serve Him acceptable. Oh, May God give grace so that I do not shift or change with the circumstances! - John R. Rice
How are you going to get saved? God loves you and He gave His Son "...that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Aren't you glad God loves sinners? That is the best thing I know about God. He loves righteousness, sure. Pharisees all love righteous people. Worldly people love righteous people. But God loved poor, wicked sinners. He went to all the lengths that a holy God could go to; He took out of Heaven his own dear Son, the fairest Jewel of Heaven, and let Him be born in this world in poverty, live a life of sacrifice and scorn; then God let Him have the bloody sweat of Gethsemane, then Pilate's judgment hall, the crown of thorns, the lash on His back, then up the Way of Sorrows to a hill shaped like a skull and nailed there. He was mocked six hours and God turned away His face and let Jesus die.
Thank God, there is a way of salvation! Thank God, it is all paid! - John R. Rice
You may say, "Oh, but if I don't live right I won't deserve it." Of course not! You never did deserve it. Nobody ever gets saved by deserving it. You didn't deserve it the day you were converted nor one moment since. But Jesus Christ deserved it, and He paid for it, and He promised it, so He gives you everlasting life. - John R. Rice
Oh, your children go bad when you follow the ways of the world. If you yoke up with the Devil's crowd, your children will turn out wicked.
How many good men there are who stay in a church where the money goes to support modernism! They know better than that, but they stay.
The Scripture says if one doesn't abide in the Bible doctrine of Christ, you are not to have him in your home, nor in your pulpit, nor to teach in your school. if you do, you will be guilty of his sin and God will hold it against you.
Somebody says, "yes, I know, but my mother was a member of this church." Or, "Well, I must be faithful and loyal to my beloved denomination." But YOU had better first be loyal to Jesus Christ. Yoking up with unbelievers is a way of sin. - John R. Rice

Thursday, October 30, 2014


You must obey God rather than man even if you're the man! - Tom Malone

When you turn your back on the truth, rejecting the Word of God, you are wide open for any cult or ism which comes along. - J. Vernon McGee

The purpose of Bible prophecy is not for us to make a calendar, but to build character. …Date-setters are usually upsetters. - Warren W. Wiersbe

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. - Ronald Reagan

Those who leave everything in God's hands will eventually see God's hands in everything. Trust Him. Let it go.  - Tony Evans

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. - Andrew Jackson

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. - George Orwell

The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation. - William McKinley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014




Pastor Rick Jackson




1. After the “Little Season” [v. 1-3, 7-9]


2. After the Millennium [v.4- 5]


3. After the Devil is Judged [v. 10]




1. The Unsaved Dead [v. 4-6]


2. Every Unsaved Person-Small or Great [v. 11-13]


3. Anyone Whose Name is not in the Lamb’s Book of Life [v. 15]




1. By their Record [v.12, Matthew 5:21-30, 12:36-37]


2. By their Works [v. 12-13]


3. By their absence [v. 14-15]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Prophecy Today Devotions  
October 24, 2014 
Jimmy DeYoung
Thank you for reading my Prophetic Daily Devotionals! 

Ezekiel 45:22  

And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin-offering.
For further study - Ezekiel 45:1-25
The passage that we will look at today for our devotional reading is a very troubling portion of scripture for many people. It is discussing the events that take place at the Temple in Jerusalem, the one that Jesus will build when He returns to the earth at the Second Coming, Zechariah 6:12.
As you read through the whole chapter in this portion of Ezekiel's prophetic book we see that seven chapters, Ezekiel 40-46, are dedicated to dealing with the Temple that Jesus will "rule and reign" from, Zechariah 6:13, in the Kingdom to come.
In these chapters, we find that the Prophet, in 202 verses, lays out all that is needed, every detail, to construct the Messiah's Temple and he describes all the activities that will take place at this Temple, which includes "animal sacrifices".
You read correctly, "animal sacrifices" will be performed at the Temple in Jerusalem during the 1,000 year Kingdom Period. Let me set that aside for a moment to look at several other details.
This passage, along with Ezekiel 42:20, defines the size and area of the city of Jerusalem, verses 1-6. It also describes the Temple Mount as well, Ezekiel 42:20. These are details that must be followed, in all instances in order for Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled.
These first six verses in Ezekiel 45 set the borders of the city of Jerusalem, and the size of the Holy City, in the Kingdom. Studying the details reveals that Jerusalem will be 2,500 square miles, 50 miles on each side. That is almost the width of the State of Israel.
The Temple Mount, Ezekiel 42:20, will be right at one square mile. This is almost three times its size today. Actually, the "Old City" is today almost one square mile. The Temple Mount, in the Kingdom will be where the Lord has chosen to "dwell among His people, forever", Psalm 132:13-14.
Now, back to the restoring of the "sacrificial system" in the Kingdom Period. In this devotional I am not going into full detail on this troubling passage and issue. Let me say that the "sacrifice of animals" in Old Testament times and in the Kingdom Period to come did not, and will not effect the "eternal salvation" of anyone.
Sacrifices were offered up in Old Testament times to restore fellowship of those who "sinned". In the Kingdom there will be Jews in human bodies, that will not only enter the Kingdom, but also will have "children", Isaiah 65:20.
As is the case during all dispensations, every one is "saved by grace, through faith", Ephesians 2:8-9. All Old Testament "saints" accepted what God told them to do, by faith, and thus "salvation", by faith. This salvation is a "gift" from the Lord, not because of offering sacrifices.
Sacrifices will not only restore fellowship, but the whole operation of the Temple will be to instruct the Jews in the Kingdom Period of how to worship the Lord. Look on my website for an article that will go more in-depth on this subject.
Before the Messiah's Temple is erected in Jerusalem during the Kingdom Period, there will be a Temple in Jerusalem during the Tribulation Period, Daniel 9:27Matthew 24:15 and Revelation 11:1-2. All preparations have been made for this next Temple to be up and operating in the very near future.
This Tribulation Temple will be where the Antichrist will receive "worship" from all on the earth that do not trust in the Messiah for eternal salvation. All preparations have been made for the Tribulation Temple to be put in place, but first the Rapture must take place, and that could happen today. Even so come, Lord Jesus.
PRAYER THOT: Thank you Lord for the promise of your return to earth, the preparations already made for that to happen and the prospect that it might begin, with the Rapture taking place, soon.
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Monday, October 27, 2014



Pastor Rick Jackson



1. The Message to Zedekiah [v. 1-7] – I will fight against you! [different Pashur & Zephaniah]


2. The Message to the People [v. 8-10] – Surrender to Live


3. The Message to the King’s House [v. 11-14] – Payday Someday is now!


II. DON’T BLAME GOD [Jeremiah 22:1-10]


1. The Way to Blessing [v. 1-4]


2. The Way to Destruction [v. 5-7]


3. The Way it will be Known [v. 8-10]


III. THE PARADE OF KINGS [Jeremiah 22:11-17]


1. The King of False Hope [v. 11-17]


2. The King Unlamented [v. 18-23]


3. The King Written Childless [v. 24-30, Mt. 1:6-12, 16-17; Luke 3:23, 31]

Sunday, October 26, 2014


                                     JOB 1                                                                     Pastor Rick Jackson


It seems that everyone had different thoughts about what Job needed- but it’s not just Job. It’s you and me as well. Everybody thinks they know what we need. Let’s see some Biblical examples.




1. The Devil thought Job Needed to Lose All Earthly Possessions [1:8-22]

2. The Devil thought Job Needed to Lose His Health [2:3-8]

3. The Devil thought Job Needed Human Reasoning [2:9-11, 4:1-25:6]


But the Devil was wrong [1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:]




1. Job thought He Needed an Opportunity to Explain things to God [13:3, 23:1-4]

2. Job thought He Needed Explanations and Reasons [23:5, 10:2, 31:35]

3. Job thought He Needed to Justify Himself [Job 32:2]


BUT Job was wrong [Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.] Tom Malone said, “We need to obey God rather than man- even when we are the man.”




1. Job Learned God is Omnipotent [42:1-2a]

2. Job Learned God is Omniscient [42:2b-3]

3. Job Learned God is Trustworthy [42:5-6]


Job didn’t need salvation- he had that [19:25-27], Job didn’t need explanations, Job needed faith! Faith came by hearing and hearing by the Word of God [Rm. 10:17]

Saturday, October 25, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Did God create bloodsuckers?

Did God create bloodsuckers?
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Did God Create Bloodsuckers?
In God's original creation, bats, lampreys, and finches were not blood-feeders, but instead ate plants, water plants, and possibly pollen or nectar. Due to mankind's rebellion and sin, this idyllic condition did not last, as all of creation was placed under the Curse. Sometime after the Fall, these creatures became omnivorous, carnivorous, parasitic, and/or insectivorous, and then gradually started incorporating blood into their diet opportunistically, and in some cases became obligate sanguinivores.

The truly spooky thing about these bloodsuckers is that mankind is responsible for their being here.
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