January 14, 2021

Our sun is a wonderful example of how the heavens declare God’s glory. As it crosses the sky between its rising and setting, nothing can hide from its heat. Similarly, Jesus, Whom Malachi called the Sun of Righteousness, is the brightness of God’s glory. Jesus gives light to every man, and He continuously speaks words of healing to our spirits, souls, and bodies. Please open your Bible to Psalm nineteen, verse four, and follow along as Pastor Ray Viola continues his study of this Psalm of David.

 

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January 14, 2021

Our sun is a wonderful example of how the heavens declare God’s glory. As it crosses the sky between its rising and setting, nothing can hide from its heat. Similarly, Jesus, Whom Malachi called the Sun of Righteousness, is the brightness of God’s glory. Jesus gives...

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January 12, 2021

Our Creator did not design us for selfishness or wickedness. He designed us for servanthood and holiness as modeled by Jesus Christ. It is only by God’s word and His Spirit that we are able to stay on the path that leads to eternal life where we will find ultimate...

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January 11, 2021

Have you ever felt like the whole world is unfairly aligned against you? Are you being harassed by people that don’t like you? David had his share of such experiences. Some of his enemies even tried to kill him! David responded to the charges against him by asking the...

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January 8, 2021

David asked, “Who can abide in God’s presence? Who can dwell in His holy hill?” The Master of the house always determines the terms of hospitality. To whom will The Lord extend the hospitality of His house? To those who come to Him for salvation by grace, through...

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January 7, 2021

Psalms eight and fourteen are like bookends that describe the mysterious nature of humanity. We are at once glorious and yet fallen. We carry both the honor of bearing God’s image and the shame of our sin. Thus, all men stand in need of the forgiveness and pardon of...

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January 6, 2021

David saw many people who said all the right things, but he didn’t see many people whose lives matched their words. It’s the same today; there is nothing new under the sun. You can be orthodox in your theology while your lifestyle is unorthodox and far from God. God...

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January 5, 2021

There are going to be times in our lives as followers of Jesus Christ when we must choose between fear and godly trust. Fear is a human feeling that is the product of what we see or hear. Trust in the Lord requires us to walk by faith in what we cannot see or hear and...

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January 4, 2021

Despite all that Christ had accomplished through Paul over a period of about thirty years, Paul did not rest on his laurels. He was not satisfied with the status quo. He maintained focus on one thing: knowing Christ. Paul wanted to live his life so that God would be...

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January 1, 2021

Before meeting Jesus, the Apostle Paul was a very religious man. However, after meeting Christ, Paul realized that all his former religious works were worthless. Moreover, compared to knowing Jesus, everything else is like dung. Remember, we have been graciously...

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December 31, 2020

Paul was a single-minded man in his commitment to the Lord. He was dedicated to running and finishing his race well. How are you doing in your race to reach the reward that you have in Jesus? Please open your Bible to Philippians chapter three, and listen as Pastor...

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December 30, 2020

“Repent” is a verb, and change begins at the top. Parents, if you want your children to follow the Lord, you must follow the Lord. When one repents, and puts the Lord ahead of your own desires, God will give you this assurance: I will be with you. Please open your...

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December 29, 2020

Jesus came to pay our sin debt, but He also came to set us free from bondage to the things of this world. The most frustrated person in the world is the person that is living for themself. They work longer and harder to get more, but it is as if they are putting all...

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December 28, 2020

The start of a new year causes many people to begin a new diet, start a new exercise program, or commit to being more financially responsible by creating a budget. These changes ususally result from the realization that something has got to change after reflecting on...

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December 25, 2020

When Christ returns from heaven after the Great Tribulation, He will not be alone: Redeemed saints will be following Him on white horses. The called, chosen, and faithful followers of Christ, taken out of the earth before the Tribulation, will also return to rule and...

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December 24, 2020

After His resurrection, Jesus visibly ascended into heaven. Before He left, He told His disciples that they would receive power from on high to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. As Christians, we have that same power (which is the Holy Spirit) and the same...

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December 23, 2020

The King that was born in a manger and lived in relative obscurity until His death on a cross will one day return as the resurrected King of Glory. Today’s passage describes the triumphal re-entry of Jesus Christ, Who is the King of kings and Lord of lords, to...

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December 22, 2020

Everyone is searching for joy, but few people find it. Suffering is a common human condition. Paul found joy, even in deplorable circumstances, because, for him, to live was Christ and to die was gain. Jesus, not circumstance, is the fountain of true joy and life. He...

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December 21, 2020

At Christmastime, many celebrants will hear passages from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke that provide a human perspective of Jesus’ birth in the Bethlehem. Verses five through eleven of Philippians chapter two reveals a more complete view of Christmas: From God’s...

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December 18, 2020

Wondering what gift to give to the person on your list that has everything? Well, if they have not believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ yet, then they really don’t have anything. Scripture commands us to preach the Gospel to all people. This is something that you can...

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December 17, 2020

During the holidays, life can be filled with cares about many things like family, friends, and finances, or less personal issues like cultural degeneration and political unrest. In contrast, heaven is a wonderfully serene place where everyone worships the living God....

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December 16, 2020

John wrote The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is the culmination of a progressive revelation that began in Genesis. Jesus came to do His Father’s will, which had the redemption of fallen man as its primary objective. This is good news, and it should fill us with great...

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December 16, 2020

John wrote The Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is the culmination of a progressive revelation that began in Genesis. Jesus came to do His Father’s will, which had the redemption of fallen man as its primary objective. This is good news, and it should fill us with great...

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December 15, 2020

In the midst of all the hubbub associated with the Christmas season, it is easy to miss what Christmas is all about. Today’s message captures the essence of Christmas in only five words: The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter one,...

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December 15, 2020

In the midst of all the hubbub associated with the Christmas season, it is easy to miss what Christmas is all about. Today’s message captures the essence of Christmas in only five words: The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter one,...

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December 14, 2020

Until the day that the Lord takes His people home, He knows that Satan will be hurling darts of discouragement at them. That is why Jesus gave us His promise that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Christians today have His Holy Spirit dwelling in them, but even...

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December 14, 2020

Until the day that the Lord takes His people home, He knows that Satan will be hurling darts of discouragement at them. That is why Jesus gave us His promise that He would never leave us nor forsake us. Christians today have His Holy Spirit dwelling in them, but even...

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December 11, 2020

Emmanuel is a Strong and Mighty Tower, the righteous run into it and are safe. Emmanuel is hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak and weary. Emmanuel means “God is With Us”, because when Jesus was born of a virgin, God came down to live among mortal men and to...

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December 11, 2020

Emmanuel is a Strong and Mighty Tower, the righteous run into it and are safe. Emmanuel is hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak and weary. Emmanuel means “God is With Us”, because when Jesus was born of a virgin, God came down to live among mortal men and to...

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December 10, 2020

Christmastime is hard for many people, the apparent joy of others can sometimes amplify one’s own personal losses or heartaches. The Apostle John was no stranger to loss. By the time he wrote his Gospel, many of his friends had been brutally killed, and Rome had...

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December 10, 2020

Christmastime is hard for many people, the apparent joy of others can sometimes amplify one’s own personal losses or heartaches. The Apostle John was no stranger to loss. By the time he wrote his Gospel, many of his friends had been brutally killed, and Rome had...

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December 9, 2020

As part of His eternal plan, Jesus stepped out of heaven almost two thousand years ago, and He became a man. He did that so that you and I could look at Jesus and say, “That’s what God looks like.” Please open your Bible to John chapter one, verse four, and listen as...

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December 9, 2020

As part of His eternal plan, Jesus stepped out of heaven almost two thousand years ago, and He became a man. He did that so that you and I could look at Jesus and say, “That’s what God looks like.” Please open your Bible to John chapter one, verse four, and listen as...

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December 8, 2020

Because of what Jesus did on the cross, believers can have a personal relationship with the God and King of the universe. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Law so that we would not have to. Therefore,we should not focus on vain religious rituals, but on getting...

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December 7, 2020

Today’s passage looks ahead to the first New Year’s celebration of Christ’s millennial kingdom. The people of Israel will greet the beginning of that Golden Age with clapping, singing, and shouts of triumph. At that time, all nations will recognize God’s kingship, and...

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December 4, 2020

Man, and all the powers of darkness, oppose what God plans to do on earth and in heaven. What effect does all this opposition have on God and His plans: absolutely nothing! Not only is God at perfect peace on His heavenly throne, He laughs at their vain effots to stop...

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December 3, 2020

Today’s passage declares that, despite what the nations may say, the Father has set His Son Jesus Christ as King upon Mount Zion, which is His holy hill. He is a king, Whom we should cherish. A king, Whom we shoud adore. A king, Who is our Redeemer. Please open your...

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December 2, 2020

christmastime is hard for many people, the apparent joy of others can sometimes amplify one’s own personal losses or heartaches. The Apostle John was no stranger to loss. By the time he wrote his Gospel, many of his friends had been brutally killed, and Rome had...

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December 1, 2020

Psalms twenty-two through twenty-four form a messianic triad in Scripture. Psalm twenty-two concerns Christ the Savior. Psalm twenty-three reveals Christ the Shepherd, and Psalm twenty-four describes the entrance of Christ, the Sovereign King, into the city of...

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November 30, 2020

The holiday season can be a stressful and even depressing time for many people. However, the Father sent Jesus into this world so that everyone could experience true joy. One can only know true joy and peace by being reconciled unto God through faith in Jesus Christ....

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November 27, 2020

Overwhelmed by holiday preparations? We invite you pause for a moment to refocus on the true meaning and significance of Christmas. For the next two weeks, we will broadcast a series of messages entitled “All Hail, King Jesus.” Most of these studies will focus on...

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November 26, 2020

From nursing babies to heavenly bodies, all of God’s creation declares His glory. David marvelled at what he saw, and it made him feel insignificant. However, a greater mystery awed him: The magnitude of God’s love for that which He had created. A love so great that...

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November 25, 2020

It is sobering to realize that God is angry with the wicked every day. We are living on a planet that is largely in rebellion against God every hour of every day. Though God is merciful, He is also just, and His Spirit will not always strive with man. God measures...

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November 24, 2020

Few things are more painful and frustrating than being accused of something that you did not do. This happened to David when Saul was still king. Similarly, Christians are often misrepresented and slandered in this world. Thankfully, we, like David, can always turn to...

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November 23, 2020

Have you ever been pressed to the limit, when it seems like everything that can go wrong does? To make things worse, it seems that there is no hope that things will ever get better. David was in such a situation. He was being chastened by God, taunted by his enemies,...

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November 20, 2020

One of God’s most defining characteristics is His holiness. As such, Scripture says that He hates those that work iniquity. That is, He hates those that arrogently make a practice of sinful behaviors and that have no place for repentance. Fortunately, as Christians,...

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November 19, 2020

David was an anointed king of Israel, yet he recognized that he was a man under God’s authority. When David prayed, he acknowledged that the Lord was both his God and his King. David’s authority stopped at the boundaries of his kingdom, but God’s authority knows no...

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November 18, 2020

Psalm three was a morning prayer. Fittingly, Psalm four is called an evening prayer. Some believe that both psalms concern the time in which David had to flee from Absalom. Once again, David cried out to God, and, as God searched his heart, David felt a sense of being...

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November 17, 2020

David’s enemies told him that there was no help for him in God when Absalom tried to usurp his throne. However, David knew that God was his shield and his glory. That is, David knew that, even if he could not feel it at the moment, he knew without a doubt that God’s...

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November 16, 2020

When Absalom rose up against his father and his king, David had to flee for his life. As he fled, some from his kingdom cursed him vigorously. Yet, as we will see in today’s passage, David still had a song in his heart and faith that the Lord had heard his cry for...

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November 13, 2020

There is only one King and Jesus is His name. One day the Heavenly Father will have Jesus sit on His throne on Mount Zion as undisputed Ruler of all the earth. Some men will still try to cast off His authority, but Jesus will deal swiftly with such insubordination....

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November 12, 2020

People that war against Christ and His Gospel have been blinded by Satan. Moreover, they love darkness more than they desire the light, because their deeds are evil. However, through prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit, such rebellious people can be brought to a...

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November 5, 2020

The Word of God is faithful and true. Jesus actually called Himself The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Belief is the defining factor between those that follow Christ and those that don’t. Do you believe in Him? Do you trust Him? Please open your Bible to Revelation...

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November 4, 2020

We have been learning about the second coming of Jesus, the Messiah, the Savior of the world. The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” Let all who are weary say, “Come!” This longing to be with Him—our Savior, Who will make all things new—should be something that burns...

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November 3, 2020

As the Body of Christ, living and breathing, touching and healing as we minister in Jesus’ name here on earth, we have the ability to affect people around us in incredible ways. Each of us has a calling and a role in the kingdom of God here on earth. What is your...

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November 2, 2020

As followers of Christ, we are promised a crown that will not rust. What crown are you running to receive? The Father looks at our hearts. May our motivation for serving Him and His people be pure. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter twenty-two, and listen as...

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October 30, 2020

In a life filled with storms and turmoil, it can be difficult to see God’s greater purpose, but He is the one, Who is faithful and true. He is the one, Who parts the seas and calms the waves. He will make a way. No matter what your circumstances are, God is with you....

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October 29, 2020

In a world filled with corruption, it can be hard to know who you can trust, but we worship a God, Who is called Faithful and True. These words not only describe what He does, but they describe Who He is. He is trustworthy. He is true. We can be confident in His...

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October 28, 12020

A time is coming when God will seek the true worshipers, who worship Him in Spirit and in truth. True worship comes from our hearts. Hearts that are overwhlemed with gratitude for the God, Who has poured out His oceans of grace upon us. Please open your Bible to...

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October 27, 2020

In the Gospel’s, Jesus comforted His disciples by telling them that He was going to prepare a place for them, and that He would come again. In today’s passage, we see this heavenly place—the place He is preparing for us. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter...

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October 26, 2020

A common ancient unit of measure was the cubit, which was the distance between a man’s elbow and the tip of his finger. John used the cubit in his description of New Jerusalem’s walls. We can imagine physical measurements in our own terms, but what about in God’s...

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October 23, 2020

In a world where the lines between right and wrong are blurry, because that system was founded in corruption and personal agendas, what is the standard? You see, in God’s economy, the lines between right and wrong are clear, because corruption has no place in the eyes...

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October 22, 2020

One can draw many parallels between the Tree of Life, spoken of in the book of Revelation and the cross of Calvary—the tree upon which Jesus hung as He paid for the sins of the world. Jesus is the one true giver of life. Where is your life source found today? Please...

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October 21, 2020

Reports of pestilence, famine, hatred, and war dominate the daily news cycle. In so many ways this shows us that God’s work is not finished. He must make all things new, and He promises to do this. Today’s passage teaches us about a new heaven and a new earth—a place...

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October 20, 2020

In our lives we are surrounded by pain, suffering, and death. At times it feels like we cannot escape from these things, but God has a plan and a promise: The old things shall pass away; all will be made new. Trust in the One, Who makes all things new today! Please...

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OCTOBER 19, 2020

In today’s passage we will learn about a new heaven and a new earth, which will be God’s perfect creation and our eternal home. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter twenty-one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola tells us about what God has in store for those who...

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October 23, 2020

In a world where the lines between right and wrong are blurry, because that system was founded in corruption and personal agendas, what is the standard? You see, in God’s economy, the lines between right and wrong are clear, because corruption has no place in the eyes...

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October 9, 2020

Jesus Christ is our Messiah, the conquering King. The book of Revelation describes Him as having a sharp, two-edged sword coming out of His mouth. He only needs to speak, and the powers of darkness will fall. It’s a good thing to be on the side of the Conqueror. Are...

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October 8, 2020

Jesus Christ is our Messiah, the conquering King. The book of Revelation describes Him as having a sharp, two-edged sword coming out of His mouth. He only needs to speak, and the powers of darkness will fall. It’s a good thing to be on the side of the Conqueror. Are...

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October 7, 2020

The book of Revelation tells us of the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world. What will this look like, and what is this mountain that will be split in two? How should we live our lives in anticipation of this event? Please open your...

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October 6, 2020

As followers of Jesus, we are called to serve. We are called to be His hands and feet to the world. We are the living and breathing body of Christ: touching, healing, ministering, forgiving, feeding, and loving people here on earth. Jesus’ ultimate motivation was love...

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October 5, 2020

In today’s passage, we will get a glimpse of heaven—beautiful and glorious, which is God’s dwelling place, and the ultimate destination for all that call upon His name. Where will you spend eternity? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter nineteen, and listen as...

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October 2, 2020

Each of us has a calling, and everyone must ask Jesus, “What would you have me do, Lord?” Saul asked the Lord this after he was knocked from his horse at the sight of Jesus on the road to Damascus. He went on to preach the Gosepl and found churches all over eastern...

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October 1, 2020

The book of Revelation tells of the final battle between this world system and God’s ultimate righteousness. On which side of the battle do you find yourself today? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter eighteen, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study...

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September 30, 2020

Scripture is filled with instructions and commands from God. He is the ultimate source of all wisdom and knowledge. The book of James instructs us to ask God for wisdom, because He gives to all freely and liberally. Are you seeking God’s wisdom, or following man-made...

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September 29, 2020

After God judges the kingdom of Bablyon in the Tribulation, an angel will fly back and forth over the earth declaring that Babylon has fallen! Ultimately, every man-made structure and system will fail. The only thing that lasts forever is eternal life in Jesus. In...

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September 28, 2020

Scripture calls the Church The Bride of Christ. Today’s passage reveals a second bride that represents a false religious group that will bow before Antichrist. Before whom do you bow, and what does it mean to be The Bride of Christ? How can we find unity in this truth...

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September 25, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we see the world under the rule of one man—the Antichrist. Almost every nation in the world will have submitted to this leader. Who are you submitted to? Who is your leader? As Christians, our Leader, our Guide and Ruler is God Almighty. The...

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September 24, 2020

The book of Revelation describes saints, who will lay down their lives for the cause of the Gospel. In bloody death, they will demonstrate the love of Christ. Do your actions speak this loudly? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seventeen, and listen as...

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September 23, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we have already encountered the character simply called The Woman. Today’s passage describes her in more detail. This passage calls her The Great Whore, and she will be drunk with the blood of the saints. Scripture says that the death of His...

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September 22, 2020

In the one-world government, described in the book of Revelation, the Antichrist will set himself up as the supreme leader. He will demand to be worshiped and honoreed, and those that refuse his demands will be sentenced to death. How far are you willing to go to...

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September 21, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we see the earthly kingdom of the Antichrist, called Babylon, judged by a righteous and all-powerful God. This judgment will affect Babylon geographically, commercially, politically, and spiritually. Each effect is important. Please open...

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September 18, 2020

There is an interesting parallel between Old-Testament judgments and the judgments described in the book of Revelation. The punishment for blaspheming God’s name in the Old Testament was stoning. In Revelation, one of the judgments poured out on those, whose have...

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September 17, 2020

It is done! With these words, we know that there will be an end to evil. The wrath of God will not last forever, and evil will not perpetually reign over the earth. To find out how God’s righteous power will ultimately prevail, please open your Bible to Revelation...

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September 16, 2020

Throughout church history, Christians have longed for the return of the King—the second coming of Jesus. When you read Revelation, you see the horrible things to come. Does it make you long for your Savior to come? May we be ever longing to be with our King. Please...

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September 15, 2020

As we resume our study of Revelation today, we will learn that a sixth angel will pour out a massive bowl upon the earth that will initiate three cataclysmic events. To find out what these events are, please open your Bible to Revelation chapter sixteen, and listen as...

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September 14, 2020

During the Great Tribulation, we are told that many people will turn and worship the Beast, otherwise known as the Antichrist. In doing this, they will blaspheme God and shake their fists at the One that loves them most. They will have seen His power, but they still...

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September 11, 2020

God distinguishes between the godly and the ungodly. During the Great Tribulation, God will pour out some of the most severe plagues only on people that have taken the mark of the Beast, thereby sealing their eternal destiny in the lake of fire. Peter urged his...

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September 10, 2020

We all have doubts about things. At times, the enemy can use these doubts to slow us down in our walk with God. Can you imagine the doubts that Christians living during the Great Tribulation would have? God’s goodness is greater than our doubt, so trust in Him today....

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September 9, 2020

The book of Revelation presents three series of judgments that will plague the earth during a time of great tribulation. The third series of judgments is represented by massive bowls poured out and emptied on the wicked. What is the significance of this last series of...

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September 8, 2020

Scripture reveals the truth of God to us. When we look at a perfectly holy God, this should make us aware of our need to be cleansed by Him. There is a way. There is a message. Please open your Bible to Isaiah chapter six, verse six, to discover this message in our...

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September 7, 2020

God’s holiness is demonstrated in His love for you and me. In the book of Isaiah we read of an encounter that Isaiah had with God. This incredible experience changed Isaiah’s life forever. Have you been forever changed by the One that loves you and that can save you?...

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September 4, 2020

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. God’s holiness is manifest in His creation. When you see a beautiful sunset, or you look at the stars, are you struck with the awe of Who He is? His creation is so magnificent. May we...

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September 3, 2020

First Samuel chapter two, verse two, says that there is no one holy like the LORD, there is no one besides Him, there is no Rock like our God. Today, we will be looking at two aspects of His holiness. The first is that He is set apart from all of creation as the only...

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September 2, 2020

God’s message is often met with opposition and difficulty. Much of this is because, as humans, we really don’t like to be told that something we are doing is wrong or sinful. In the book of Revelation, we see the full manifestation of this opposition to God in the...

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September 1, 2020

John wrote an account of the battle of Armageddon—the last great battle before Jesus returns to earth. Our God is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. As we get closer to the end of the Revelation narrative, we will see God working out His plan from beginning...

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August 31, 2020

John described a vision of heaven where he saw people, that were martyred for the faith, sitting underneath the throne of God—so near to Him, so safe beneath Him. Those that have run the race and gone on to eternal glory have a very different perspective from the one...

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August 27, 2020

The Antichrist did not create the universe, neither did Satan, and neither did man. So, who did? Well, to find out, one has to look back at Genesis chapter one where it says, “In the beginning, God . . . .” He is the One that created the universe, and He is the One...

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August 26, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we read of angels with messages and judgments over and over again. It is so important to God that we hear the true message of salvation. Even in justice, our heavenly Father is full of grace. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter...

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August 25, 2020

In today’s passage, the Apostle John recorded the words of a song that only one hundred forty-four thousand prophets of God would be able to sing during the Tribulation. John could only use human language to describe what he saw and heard, so this limited his...

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