Friday, July 31, 2015

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

Bible Christians are not to go by an emotional experience or feeling but by the plain Word of God. Our emotions are to go along with the Bible and we are not to twist the Bible to go along with our emotional experiences. - John R. Rice

In 2 Peter 1:20 and 21 the Scripture says, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
In other words, God has a divinely given meaning in the Scriptures and as the Scofield center reference note says, no Scripture is of "its own interpretation; i.e., not isolated from all that the Word has given elsewhere." So no one has a right to take a Scripture out of its context and make it mean something besides the honest and face-value meaning of the Scripture itself gives. - John R. Rice

Do you follow Arminius? Or Wesley? Then you are certain to be wrong wherever those good but frail men were wrong. Do you follow Calvin? Then whatever doctrine Calvin formulated or invented will be wrong for you as for him.
Charles Spurgeon, great and blessed London preacher, was a Calvinist though he spoke against "hyper-Calvinism," and called it that; and his hyper-Calvinist friends criticized him for preaching that "whosoever will" may come. - John R. Rice

God chose Jacob to head a nation for Him, and rejected Esau. That was predestined before they were born (Rom. 9:11-13). But Esau, while rejected as head of a tribe through which God would bring the Saviour was not predestined to go to Hell, and for all we know may have been saved.
Pharaoh was a wicked murderous man, and in the matter of letting Israel go from Egypt, God had raised him up to make an example of him and kill him (Rom. 9:17, 18). But there is no evidence that God predestined him to go to Hell. He could have chosen to be saved. Knowing ahead of time what Pharaoh would do, God planned to make an example of His destruction of a wicked king. - John R. Rice

If you sent your dollar to get a horoscope or life reading, or if you inquired of any of this tribe of crooks, you simply helped to feed a tribe of heartless deceivers who prey on the troubles and superstitions of the ignorant. - John R. Rice

The Devil himself is a liar and the father of liars, and every time he tells a half truth he tells a whole lie. - John R. Rice

We have a country that started out on God's plan, and God blessed it. Now some morons would like to throw it away. - John R. Rice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Israel's Land- More than You Think

From: [Highly recommended- Rick]


Prophecy Today Devotions  
July 30 2015
Jimmy DeYoung
Thank you for reading my Prophetic Daily Devotionals! 

Joshua 1:5            



There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


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Our devotional reading for today is the record of the Lord giving a command for Joshua to take the children of Israel into the "promised land". This is the land that He had prepared for the Israelites. Joshua was now the leader of the Jewish people and would lead them during the first return by the Jewish people to the "promised land".

As the Israelites would enter the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, the Lord would promise Joshua that the Jewish people would receive all the land promised to Moses and his descendants, the land that would extend even to the River Euphrates, verse 4.

On this return to the land, the first of three returns after the Jewish nation would leave the land God had given the Jews, they would receive only a portion of the land that God promised. The complete fulfillment of the "land prophecy", Deuteronomy 30, will take place during the future 1000 year Kingdom period.

The scriptures give us the details on the total amount of land that God has promised His "chosen people", the Jewish people. One day the Jewish people will receive 10 times the amount of land they have today, that happens at His Second Coming.

Our passage for today's reading is one of thirty-eight Biblical references that detail all the land promised, which is much of what we know as the Middle East today. This helps us to understand why the Arab world is concerned about what happens to the Jewish State of Israel.

The Lord also assures Joshua of "good success", verse 8, and that He would be with this one who replaced Moses, the great Jewish prophet and leader. God told Joshua that as He was with Moses, He would be with young Joshua.

That success would come from daily meditation in the Word of God, verse 8, and obedience to the Word. These are the promises that the Lord gives a young Jewish leader at the exact time that he needed to have this encouragement and direction.

This first, of three returns to the "Promised Land" by the Jews, is evidence that the Lord will be faithful to His promise of a "land" for a "people", His chosen people, as a "nation", a land that He gives them, forever. This land will be given at the Lord's return to earth.

But until that time, God will be with His people, the Jewish people, verse 5. God's promise to Joshua is that He will give them good success, verse 8. The success for the Jews and for us as well is dependent on each of us allowing His word to direct our every step.

This "mode of operation" for the Christian today, in the days leading up to the terrible time of trouble followed by the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, is essential as we await not only His return but the next event, the Rapture. The Rapture could happen at any moment, even today.

Prayer Thot: Thank you Lord for being a "promise-keeping" God, not only for success but for Your promise of a return to the "land" to set up Your "Kingdom".


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015



Pastor Rick Jackson


Chapter 7 is one of several parenthetical chapters. It does not follow the timeline as such.




1. The Power of the Four [v. 1, 6:5-8]


2. The Power of the Voice [v. 2]


3. The Pronouncement of the Angel [v. 3]


II. THE 144,000 [v. 4-8, 14:1-5]


1. A Specific Group [v. 4-8] from 12 specific tribes of Israel


2. A Specific Number [v. 4-8]


3. A Specific Omission [v. 4-8, Ez. 48] the tribe of Dan is absent here




1. United in Christ [v. 9-10, 13-15, 6:9-11]


2. United in Worship [v. 11-12]


3. United in Benefit [v. 16-17, 21:4]

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Friend, if you've never found peace with God- it's not God's fault. - Evangelist Troy Carlson

The humanity of Christ needs to be emphasized as well as His deity. You see, He brought deity down to this earth, and he took humanity back to Heaven. - J. Vernon McGee

A great Welsh preacher began his sermon by saying, "I have a question to ask. I cannot answer it. You cannot answer it. Even God cannot answer it." Then he gave this as his text: "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" And I have a sermon entitled, "A Question that God Cannot Answer." I do not mean to be irreverent, but God makes it clear that He cannot answer the question, "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" Do you know a way of escape? The only way is Christ. - J. Vernon McGee

What do you do to be lost? Nothing. You can be lost by neglect. - J. Vernon McGee

What is wrong with money? It can be used in a spiritual way; it is not very impressive to hear somebody pray for something and then not back it up with his pocketbook. For example, if you are going to pray for missions, I would suggest you give to missions if you want to make your prayer effective. Otherwise your prayer is just like a lot of wind escaping- that's all. It is spiritual to give. - J. Vernon McGee

I believe that Christ is in every psalm, though I admit that I am not able to find Him in every psalm. -
J. Vernon McGee

My friend, I have been a preacher for a long time, and I have learned that people don't really have intellectual problems which keep them from Christ, but they sure have sin problems. - J. Vernon McGee

if you would ask me, "Preacher, what is the great sin in your life, what is it that has held you back more than anything else?" I would have to admit that it is unbelief. As I look back upon my years of ministry, I realize that I did not believe God as I should have. And today there is one thing I want above everything else, and that is to believe God. I want to commit my life to Him completely, turn everything over to Him. - J. Vernon McGee

It has been said, "The Word of God will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Word of God." A great many believers do not spend enough time in the Word of God. A great many preachers do not spend enough time in the Word of God. The greatest discipline a preacher can have is to go through the Bible book by book with his congregation. That is a discipline which even if it does not help the congregation, it will sure help the preacher. - J. Vernon McGee

Christ occupies a threefold office: (1) He was a prophet when he came nineteen hundred years ago-that is the past; (2) He is a priest today-that is for the present; (3) He is coming someday to rule as a king-that is for the future. He occupies all three of these offices. - J. Vernon McGee

Have you ever said to your husband or wife after a Bible-teaching sermon, "I don't think the pastor was quite up to it today. I didn't feel his message was equal to what he is capable of giving"? Did you ever stop to think that the problem that day may have been with you? Seeing you are dull of hearing. The problem may not be in the speaking, but the problem may be in the hearing. - J. Vernon McGee

"Ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God." Some of them want a D.D. degree, but they don't even know their ABCs. "First principles" is from the Greek word stoicheion (from which we get our English word atom, by the way), meaning primary elements-the ABCs of the Christian life. They ought to be teachers and mature saints, but instead they are still little babies needing someone to burp them.
For example, one Sunday after the morning service a church member stopped to talk to me while I was shaking hands. He said, "Dr. McGee, do you have anything against me?" I said, "No. Why do you say that?" "Well, you passed me yesterday on the street, and you didn't speak to me." That is baby talk. I didn't even see that person, and it is perfect nonsense to talk like that. Someone else said, "Why didn't the soloist sing this morning? We wanted to hear the soloist sing." Oh, my gracious, what little babies, wanting their rattles, and wanting the bottle with the nipple on it! - J. Vernon McGee

Monday, July 27, 2015



Pastor Rick Jackson




1. Jesus is the High Priest [v. 1, 3; 9:14; 10:12]


2. Jesus is the Royal Priest [v. 1; 1:8; 4:16; 12:2]


3. Jesus is the Heavenly Priest [v. 1-2, 4-5]




1. Better Because It Is Faultless [v. 7-9]


2. Better Because It Is Internal [v. 10-12, Jeremiah 31:31-34]


3. Better Because It Is Eternal [v. 13]




1. The Promise of Rest [4:1, 9]


2. The Promise of Inheritance [9:15]


3. The promise of Surety/Security [7:21-25]

Sunday, July 26, 2015


GENESIS 37                                        

Pastor Rick Jackson


Why doesn’t God do something? Why didn’t God stop that wicked man? Why? What? Where? How? When?




1. He Has [Gn. 37:3-4, 8, 11-22]


2. He Will [Gn. 37:23-28, 42:18-22, 44:18, 33-34]


3. He Did [Gn. 45:1-8]




1. He Is Alive [Gn. 45:26]


2. He Is Lord [Gn. 45:9, 26]


3. He Is Loaded [45:10-11, 27-28]




1. Whatever it is- It Is For the Glory of God [Jn. 11:40]


2. Whatever it is- It Is For Our Good [Gn. 50:20, Rm. 8:28-39]


3. Whatever it is- Grant God the Right to Be God [Rm. 9:20, 11:30-36]


A man’s prize horse ran away.  Neighbor said that’s too bad. Man said “What do I know about such things?” 20 wild horses. “That’s good” Son’s broken leg. Thugs looking for able-bodied boys. Why don’t you wait until you are standing before God and let Him show you how it all worked out.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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