Sunday, May 31, 2015


Rick Jackson
GAL 3:1-9, 4:16-18
Is there anything you are zealous about? Do you have any zeal? “Zeal” according to the dictionary is: “eager interest and enthusiasm; ardent endeavor; fervor”. According to the Bible God has zeal. One can have the right kind of zeal but one can also be zealous for the wrong things, and have a wrong kind of zeal. The Bible speaks of both.
1. Doing wrong in patriotic fervor (II Sam. 21:1-2, Japanese internment camps)
2. Doing wrong in religious fervor (Phil. 3:6-9)
3. Doing wrong in religious ignorance (Rm. 10:1-2; I Cor. 14:12; Ga. 1:11-14, 4:16-18)
1. God has Zeal for His people (2 K. 19:30-31; Is. 37:32)
2. God has zeal for His House (Ps. 69:9; Jn. 2:13-17)
3. God has zeal for His Word (Is. 9:6-7, 59:15-21)
1. Zeal for the Lord and His Word (Num. 25:10-13ff; II K. 10:16; Ps. 119:137-144; II Co. 7:11; Rev. 3:19)
2. Zeal for the Lord’s people (II Cor. 9:1-2; Col. 4:13)
3. Zeal for the Lord’s will [good works] (Titus 2:14)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Question of the Week: What are the Secrets of Glowing Mushrooms?

Secrets of Glowing Mushrooms Revealed


Glowing Mushroom
God's Design for Bioluminescence
Scientists first had to train laboratory-grown mushrooms to recognize night. Mushrooms cannot detect light, but the scientists found that within two days the mushrooms had set their clocks by the nightly fall in temperature. The mushrooms cranked up their light output about 10 hours after dark. The pattern varied only slightly, depending on the temperature. The mushrooms' internal clocks, once set, intensified their light output about every 22 hours even when kept in total darkness for several days.

The fact that mushrooms have a mechanism regulating light output implies the light serves a purpose, but what is it?
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Friday, May 29, 2015


But the money belongs to the Lord, not to the church, not to the bishop, not to the pope, not to the denominational secretary nor to the finance committee nor to the pastor. God did not give it to the church to forgive sins. God did not give it to the church to interpret the Bible. And God did not give it to the church to decide how God's money must be spent. The Holy Spirit dwells within every individual believer to guide him to the truth. God's people should pray about God's money which He puts in their hands and then should use it to honor God. And it should always be a "big Jesus" and not a "big church." - John R. Rice

Peter preached a great sermon at Pentecost and had three thousand saved and was a great soul winner. Still Paul needed to face him openly and publicly rebuke him for his compromise, as we learn in Galatians 2:11-14. Nobody gets so big and popular and famous that he has a right to disobey the Bible. - John R. Rice

Prayer is asking. - John R. Rice

Concerning people's hearts, we cannot judge and we should be very careful about our opinions, because we want people to be charitable to us, too, about the matters they cannot know and cannot see in our hearts. But about right and wrong, as clearly commanded in the Bible, we have a right to speak, and we have a right to require in Christian fellowship the very thing God requires.
So no preacher is judging the heart or disobeying the Scripture when he obeys the plain command to "preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" (II Tim. 4:2). - John R. Rice

If you want to win souls, then set out to please Jesus Christ instead of sinners. Even a lost sinner knows that a good Christian ought to stand up for Christ and the Bible. - John R. Rice

Let us boil the thing down simply. Whatever the Bible says, we ought to follow it. No one ought ever set one Scripture against another and try to cancel out a plain command of Scripture by a twisted interpretation of another Scripture. - John R. Rice

I am convinced we do not need "New Evangelicals," but old evangelicals who stand for the old truth, with old-time fire and old-time convictions. - John R. Rice

Thursday, May 28, 2015



Prophecy Today Devotions  
Jimmy DeYoung
Thank you for reading my Prophetic Daily Devotionals! 

I Thessalonians 4:17


Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


For further study - I Thessalonians 4:1-18

I could hardly wait to get to this chapter in 1 Thessalonians for our devotional time. The "hope" of my life and indeed the main prayer of my life is that the Rapture will happen in my lifetime.

I have traveled across this world telling people of the Rapture and then teaching the prophetic passages of His Word to help everyone that I have contacted to understand that today could well be the day of the Rapture.

We'll look together at the description of how the Rapture will play out in a moment, but first just a word or two about Paul's message to the people in Thessalonica who he had led to the Lord just three weeks before he wrote this letter to them.

Paul tells these new Christians, as well as us long-time Christians, that we will "abound" if we will walk with the purpose of "pleasing God", verse 1. Paul then tells them, and us, what the will of God is for our lives, verses 3-12.

 No longer do we have to say "I wish I knew the will of God for my life". The best way to be in God's will is to follow the instructions in these verses.

Now to the Rapture, actually the word "rapture" is not used in this passage, in fact the word rapture is not used in the entire Bible. Don't be concerned about that, the word "trinity", the term for God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is not used in the Bible. The truth of the matter is that the word "Bible" is not used in the Bible.

The word "rapture" comes from the Latin word for the phrase "caught up" in verse 17. The Latin word, "rapturo," in verse 17, is how we get the word Rapture. I Corinthians 15 says, "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye", we will be caught up to be with the Lord.

Verse 14 says that only saved people go to be with the Lord at the Rapture. Verse 16 says that those Christians, which have already died, they will be the first ones to respond to the Lord's shout, the sound of the trumpet and the voice of the archangel.

It is after the "dead in Christ" have been raised and start towards heaven that the rest of us Christians move from this earthly home to a heavenly home, never to leave the Lord's presence, forever, verse 17.

This event, the Rapture, could happen at any moment and with the prophetic events recorded in God's Word seemingly coming to pass, the Rapture could happen today. Even so come, Lord Jesus.


PRAYER THOT: Lord, my hearts desire is for the Rapture to happen in my lifetime. Help me to live every day as if it would be today.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2015


[the man/woman God blesses]                                                                                                
Pastor Rick Jackson


For many years there have been expressions like “You the man!” or something similar. Sometimes it was negative as people opposed “the man”, more often it was positive, “The Man of the Hour” or some such like. What does it take to be the man or the woman that God blesses?




1. THE MAN Who was Prophesied  [Zechariah 6:12]


2. THE MAN Who was Crucified [John 19:5]


3. THE MAN Who was Glorified [1 Timothy 2:5]




1. You Have to “Hear” about THE MAN [Acts 8:29-37, Rm. 10:13-17]


2. You Have to Trust THE MAN [Psalm 34:8]


3. You Have to Be THE MAN’s [Psalm 32:2, Rm. 4:6-8]




1. Live by the Word of THE MAN [Psalm 1:1ff., Psalm 112:1]


2. Live by the Wait of THE MAN [Psalm 37:7, 84:5, 12]


3. Live by the Hand of THE MAN [Job 5:17, Psalm 94:12]



Psalm 128:4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nine Forty-Day Periods

Nine Forty-Day Periods

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Nine Forty-Day Periods
"To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God." (Acts 1:3)
It is interesting how often the Scriptures refer to a forty-day period. There are nine different forty-day periods noted in Scripture (the phrase itself occurs seventeen times), and it may be noteworthy that forty days is one-ninth of the original (and prophetic) lunar/solar year of 360 days (note Genesis 7:11; 8:3-4; Revelation 11:2-3). Thus, the total of the nine forty-day periods equals the ideal year.
These nine forty-day periods are as follows: (1) The intense rainfall at the start of the Flood (Genesis 7:12, 17); (2) The first giving of the law (Exodus 24:18; Deuteronomy 9:9, 11); (3) The second giving of the law (Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:18, 25); (4) The searching of Canaan by the fearful spies (Numbers 13:25; 14:34); (5) The defiance of Israel by Goliath (1 Samuel 17:16); (6) Elijah's journey to Horeb (1 Kings 19:8); (7) Jonah's reluctant preaching in Nineveh (Jonah 3:4); (8) Christ's temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:2; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2); (9) Christ's post-resurrection ministry (Acts 1:3).
Each of these periods was a time of great stress and intense testing for one or more of God's people, except the last. Instead, the final forty-day period, encompassing Christ's ministry to His disciples after His resurrection, was a time of triumph and great blessing. He had come victoriously through the most intense time of stress and testing that anyone could ever experience, and now He could show Himself alive eternally to His disciples and promise them the same victory. Forty days of testing, then forty days of triumph! Even a lifetime of testing is more than balanced by an eternity of blessing. HMM

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