Roy’s Blog: “The Ultimate Goal”

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Revelation 13:16 “And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead.”

Thanks to its acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods Market is quickly morphing into the grocery store chain of the New World Order. Their new cashless payment system allows customers to wave their palm over a scanning device in order to pay for their food items.

Instead of having to hand over cash or a credit card (considered dirty or possibly contaminated) Whole Food customers can simply wave their hand through the machine in order to pay. The ultimate goal is to phase out paper and coin currency and replace it with a cashless system. They’ve been pushing this for years through credit and debit cards, then the false announcement that they have no “change” due to a lack of coins.

Amazon Whole Foods is paving the way for the new system by testing it out in its Seattle locations. The technology is here, in use today. And we are being conditioned for its ultimate control by the New World Order under the hand of the Antichrist. Make no mistake about it. This technology is coming to a store near you…and soon.

Roy’s Blog: “The Main Thing”

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I John 5: 11-12 “And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”

Never before in human history have people said so much that means so little. The number of phone calls, texts, and emails exchanged on a daily basis can’t even be counted. Some kids will “chat” or text hundreds of times a day. And the terrible thing is in much of it there is so little spoken or read with any eternal value.

I don’t care how precious my children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren are, without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, they are lost. School, work, and fun things are important, but their relationship with Jesus is more important than anything else. The main thing a parent should focus on is whether their child develops that personal, eternal connection to the Savior.

Everything I say and do should be a visual book to anyone about my relationship with Jesus, a testimony for others to see. We should be about the Lord’s business first and foremost.

If all a child (or adult) does is have nice things, play all kinds of sports, do all manner of fun things, and be a good person, but never come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, then they have missed “the MAIN thing”-eternal life.

Roy’s Blog: “The Gap Widens”

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Jeremiah 30:7 “That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be saved out of it.”

I believe the Biden Administration is prepared to sacrifice the United States’ strong and strategic alliance with Israel in order to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. There are several western reports of clear messages from the U.S., described by some as “surprise orders” for Israel to stop its attempts to derail the ongoing negotiations in Vienna with Iran. And so…the gap between the U.S. and Israel widens.

But it’s not only Israel. It is also Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and others who are asking to sit in on the Vienna negotiations, because they understand Iran’s motives in the Middle East.

This is all prophetically important because it shows the U.S. moving out of their historic position in the Middle East while turning their back on historic allies. And just as the Bible says in Genesis 12:3a “And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you, I will curse.” We’ve always stood with Israel–until now.

Pray for America as you’ve never prayed before!

Roy’s Blog: “Devastating Storms”

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Psalm 56:3 (ESV) “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.”

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

All of us here in Texas know about those straight line winds during a storm that can devastate trees and rip off roofs. We are also well aware of the vicious storms that spawn tornadoes, and lightning storms. Yesterday the weather map was white in East Texas where it showed thousands of lightning strikes–in only a thirty minute period.

We’ll talk about these storms and each has a story to tell. But, what about the upheavals in our hearts, our homes. There are storms that bring fear and anxiety into our lives on an otherwise beautiful day with no bad weather in sight. These storms can bring us to the point of collapse: broken relationships, financial burdens, a health crisis.

Our God sees all the trials, all the hurts and pain. They have not escaped His notice and He cares for each one. Remember, God said He would “never leave us or forsake us.” We have a comforter, helper, and guide in the Holy Spirit of God.

Jesus said, “Fear not, for I am with you.” Trust in God to help you weather all the storms of life.

Roy’s Blog: “Reach Out And Touch Someone”

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Luke 8:39 (Jesus said) “‘Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.’ So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.”

Many years ago before the dawn of the cell phone, telephones sat on a table or hung on a wall. There was a commercial that invited phone users to call and “reach out and touch someone”. The ad showed adults and children alike happily sharing their good new with others.

We’ve changed a lot from those days, but we still have wonderful news to share with others. We are still called to reach out and “touch” someone. Talk with others about what good things God has done in your life. Share your story with someone who may be hurting, longing for the good news that God still works in the lives of His people.

In the gospel of Luke, Jesus told a newly healed man to go to his home and “describe what great things God has done for you.” The man Jesus touched had lived a life filled with torment, but his new joy not only filled his life, but transformed everyone who came in touch with him.

Make a point to “reach out and touch” someone with your testimony, and your greatest testimony is your changed life.

Roy’s Blog: “Toil And Trouble”

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John 14:1a “Let not your heart be troubled…”

We are prone to have troubled minds. If there is no trouble brewing right now, we wonder if something is wrong; is something looming on the horizon. Why is it we seem to find it easier to think calamity is coming our way than blessings?

The human mind works altogether different than God’s. Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.” We think danger; He thinks protection. We think peril; He thinks peace. We think of the dark; He thinks light. When Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled,” He said it in the context of the coming Rapture. Shouldn’t we then live our lives without fear, but rather be excited and full of anticipation for His near return for us?

Certainly the answer should be a resounding YES! Then why are we still troubled? Is it because we still anticipate trouble instead of the blessings we have in Christ Jesus?

Believer, you have been forgiven and washed clean by the blood of the Lamb. You have nothing to be troubled about any more. Your future is settled in Him. You can face the toils and troubles of this world with peace and joy. Trust in Him and “let not your heart be troubled.”

Roy’s Blog: “Deliverance”

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Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Throughout scripture we see examples of God’s deliverance. Such as, Noah and his family being removed from judgment through the ark. Or, the children of Israel being taken out of bondage in Egypt by the mighty hand of God. Another example is Daniel being freed unharmed after a night spent in the lion’s den. There is a certainty when it comes to the protection of His people: God has promised He will deliver His people. But it is up to Him to determine how and when it happens.

We can know God will deliver His people today just as He did in the Bible. God promises to be with those who are in Him, and through every situation He is there with you.

Psalm 68:20a “Our God is to us a God of deliverance…”

Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Remember through the trials and heartaches our God delivers the victory!

Roy’s Blog: “The Masterpiece”

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Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will not complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Upsets have a way of deflating us like a popped balloon. Paul learned through being imprisoned, stoned and left for dead, shipwrecked and in despair of his life, that each of these instances were tools that taught him where his real strength was. Each event taught Paul: “…He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23b)

God’s commitment to us isn’t intended to make us comfortable, but to conform us to the image of His Son. And that process necessitates difficulties. It is like a sculptor who sees the finished product in a slab of stone. Initially large pieces are removed, then intricate details are chiseled out until, at last, the desired image is revealed. Then fine sanding and finishing smooths off any rough spots.

Everything that is happening at this very moment is absolute proof God loves you and is continuing to work through you. Never think God is done with you. He will complete the masterpiece when you meet Him face to face.

Roy’s Blog: “The Third Horseman”

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Revelation 6:5-6 “When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, ‘Come,’ I looked, and behold a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not damage the oil and wine.'”

What makes everything we are seeing today so crucial in the world’s steps toward the apocalypse is the first “birth pain”, Israel, is back in the land again. Therefore everything else we see takes on prophetic importance. One of those prophetic signs is a worldwide drought affecting agriculture in dramatic ways.

In the bread basket areas of Konya, Turkey, drought stricken farmers are now seeing hundreds of sinkholes from the overuse of ground water to make up for the lack of rainfall. This will affect not only Turkey, but Turkey’s exports (like potatoes to the United States) to feed a growing world population.

But Turkey isn’t the only place there are drought conditions. The U.S., Australia, China, India, and Africa are also experiencing drought conditions to some extent, especially in their primary crop growing areas, preparing the way for the third horseman of the Apocalypse.

Wake up! Look to the heavens. Your redemption draweth near!

Roy’s Blog: “The Abiding Foundation”

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Proverbs 10:25 “When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.”

I can absolutely guarantee you, one day something will rock your world. When your world is suddenly shaken, your foundation becomes critical. Personal Bible reading is a necessity for a strong foundation.

The Word of God is a sure foundation because it doesn’t buckle under pressure, it doesn’t shift. The Bible stands alone in its inerrancy. Indisputable because its detailed prophecies, historical accounts, and scientific facts have been tested and found to be infallible. Read and apply God’s truth daily and your foundation will be solid, strong, and lasting.

The foundation of God’s Word never fails in stressful times. It is eternally relevant. Quakes and storms will come, but the righteous have an abiding foundation and they will stand firm.

Matthew 7:24 “Everyone then, who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”