Saturday, February 27, 2010


On a Christian radio station the other day they told of a great story out of Haiti, a land well-known for worship of many gods, and they reported witnessing shortly after the devastating quake, the name most being called upon was that of Jesus. May the one and only true God, who is the only real and true equal opportunity for every single person in the whole world for all time, comfort and strengthen them.

Romans 10:12-13
12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Jesus is the man of sorrows and He knows all the sufferings, and He hears and cares about every cry of those who cry out to Him. Every cry. There is an appointed time when all the tears will be dried, when there will be no more sorrow, but until that day when Heaven and nature sing, there will be tribulation. It will not get any better until God’s Kingdom in Heaven comes down to earth, the New Jerusalem. First will come the destruction of Babylon (the world), and then the glorious restoration of things when His will shall be done on this earth.

In a world full of bad news that grows worse with every passing day, we have the gospel, the good news of the Kingdom of God that there is hope for all for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ who paid the price of our sins. The most tremendous gift ever for the taking and He gives us the promise of Heaven on earth with His Second Coming. The Kingdom of Heaven spoken of in the Gospels with Jerusalem as its Capital City where the Lord will rule from, a literal Kingdom, is what His faithful flock are waiting for with patience and longing. Jesus tells us that heaven and earth will pass away, but His words by no means will pass away. God’s word is living and active today, tomorrow and forever and ever. The Lord will deliver us.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Malachi 4:1-3
1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
I was going to write about the LORD of hosts in the coming great and awful day of the Lord that is surely approaching the appointed time given the signs we are witnessing, but instead the Lord has turned my interest to the healing in His wings that He will bring to His children that will grow up as calves of the stall.

I love this verse from Malachi because it shows that the Lord will use His people to tread down the wicked, but we cannot do it without Him and He tells us very clearly that "I SHALL DO THIS." We are nothing without Him. We can learn to walk in His ways by His grace and further His Kingdom as we are called to do every day by spreading the Gospel, but it is not by any of our doing apart from Him that will bring the Kingdom of God to the earth. The LORD of hosts tells us in Zechariah 4:6 that His temple will be rebuilt not by might, nor by power, but by His spirit, and previously in Chapter 3, verse 9 He tells us that iniquity will be removed in one day.

Back to the calves in the stall. What are we to make of those who fear the Lord’s name growing as calves in the stall? First, what do we know about calves in stalls. We know that if they are tended with care they grow very, very quickly, and when Spring and Summer arrive, they are let out to higher pastures for grazing. Higher pastures indeed. I believe the Lord gives us this analogy because in that day, He will grow the calves quickly in wisdom and knowledge of Him. His spirit will be poured out and miraculous things will happen. The Lord will complete the work He has begun; make no mistake about it and while we speak the calves are being tended to with loving care by the Good Shepherd who loves them very much. He will bring the calves to maturity, and this maturity may be what the Lord uses to fulfill prophecy of evil being treaded and made into ashes under our feet. Powerful words from a powerful God. An amazing God who is worthy of all our praise for He is the Alpha and the Omega; the One who was, who is and is yet to come. Come Lord Jesus.

There was an appointed time for the Lord’s First Coming and there is an appointed time for the Second Coming. To witness all evil be removed from the earth will be a most joyous day but even better than that is witnessing the majesty of His glory manifested. It is a win-win situation; no more evil and the Lord begins His reign on earth and all our tears will be wiped away.

Our Lord is coming to reign and He is bringing our redemption with Him with healing in His wings to restore His children.

I rejoice with thanks and praise for all His ways.