Roy’s Blog: “Recreating The Days Of Noah”

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Matthew 24:37 “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.”

Genesis 6:4 says, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days…”

Numbers 13:33 “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim).”

Researchers are injecting human stem cells into monkey embryos. Scientist have successfully “created” embryos that are a mixture of monkey and human cells. They are reportedly focused on creating cells that could be used to produce organs for people that need transplants.

In recent years, researchers have also been injecting human cells into sheep and pig embryos in an effort to produce organs for transplantation. The biggest concern is that some wayward scientist will bring one of these “chimeric” embryos to term, inadvertently creating animals that have part human brains and endowing them with some semblance of being human.

Believe it or not, this chimeric half human creature is being considered by scientists today. Recreating the days of Noah?

Roy’s Blog: “Changing Tides”

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Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do unto me?”

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine heats up, the tensions between the United States and Russia are ratcheting up. More and more the United States political weakness is causing forces throughout the world to be emboldened to fulfill their political and economic dreams. There is no doubt Russia is gearing up for a military conflict as massive amounts of Russian troops are located on the border of Ukraine. It’s not a matter of if war is coming, but when.

The political tide is certainly changing as more and more we see the U.S. focused on climate change, gender and racial equality, and political correctness. They are blind to the forces moving throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Today the world cries out for a voice of reason and stability only to hear silence. There is a vacuum, an empty space where we’ve taken God out of our country, our schools, and our lives.

A vacuum yearns to be filled with something, and today it is being filled with demonic forces that will usher in the “Man of Sin”. The tide has changed leaving debris, altering the landscape. The world (especially America) doesn’t appear the same as it did just a few years ago.

You can feel it, see it–the tide has changed. It points to the last days. Are you ready? Don’t wait for the next changing tide. It may be too late.

Roy’s Blog: “The Sellout”

https://bphowlett.wordpress.com/?p=4411(opens in a new tab)

Zechariah 9:16 “The Lord God will save them on that day, because they are His people, and they will shine on His land like jewels in a crown.”

We are moving so fast toward the consummation of this age that sometimes it’s hard to believe what I’m reading. Today I read reports out of Vienna that the United States totally gave up and agreed to ALL of the Iranian demands including the lifting of all sanctions. The Russian envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna said the agreement is now being drafted and waiting for the sides to sign.

All this after Iran’s nuclear ambitions were close to being brought to an end. Their economy was in crisis. They couldn’t even pay their military for lack of funds. But now, after China ignored the embargo against Iran and started trading for oil they have money for more terrorist activities. Now, WE are going to bail out a government who looks forward to destroying the United States and Israel, one who shouts “Death to America!” Our government “leaders” (whoever they are?) sold us out.

The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Hossein Salami said on Monday, “The Israelis must know that their current joy will vanish soon.”

Of course, it is obvious they have not read Ezekiel 38-39.

Roy’s Blog: “Behold”

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Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.”

This verse is quite an incentive to search our hearts, and know that we indeed truly know the Lord. “Behold”, that means we are to be looking and waiting (anticipating) the Lord’s soon return. Our hearts are to be plugged into heaven and our eyes are to be scanning world events as they relate to scripture. As we scan world events, we can see that Jesus’ appearance to Rapture His Church is closer than ever!

Jesus says His reward is with Him, “to render to every man according to what he has done…” (Revelation 22:12b); “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life…” (Revelation 22:14a).

Take note of another exciting part of verse 12, “I come quickly”. It means once you begin to see the end events unfolding, His coming will happen very suddenly. It will be too late to prepare! With that in mind, are you ready to hear the trumpet blast? Will you want to run for the hills and hide? Or will you be raising your arms in preparation for the upward journey?

Roy’s Blog: “War In The Shadows”

https://bphowlett.wordpress.com/?p=4402(opens in a new tab)

Matthew 24:6 “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”

Iran and Israel seem to be entering a new phase to their shadow war, as the nuclear arms program in the Islamic Republic attempts to expand Tehran’s power across the Middle East. In the shadow war between Iran and Israel big news came last week that there was an explosion at the nuclear centrifuge plant in Natanz. It is surmised this explosion was orchestrated by Israel’s Mossad. It set back Iran’s nuclear development by approximately a year.

Iran continues to build up military efforts by Hezbollah in Lebanon and their proxies in Syria. But the story doesn’t end there. The Iranians are now using an Afghan militia to cobble together a giant force that appears to be preparing for a major conflict with Israel in the Golan Heights sometime in the near future.

Meanwhile Israel has launched more than 1,000 air strikes on Iranian weapons to proxies in Syria, trying to slow Iran’s progression. The war is moving from the shadows into the light and may happen very soon.

Roy’s Blog: Running in Circles”

https://bphowlett.wordpress.com/?p=4398(opens in a new tab)

I John 1:17 “The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”

Feel as if you are running in circles? Join the club! As much as I wish I could say it’s going to get better here on earth, the Bible doesn’t support that conclusion. Yet, for a believer in Jesus, it’s a time to get excited and a time of preparation for His calling us HOME.

Yes, we can see the terrible things going on in our own country. And, when we look around the world, we see the end time players lining up–moving into position for the final seven years to take place. But instead of running in circles, we need to look up! Focus on Jesus. The worldly things will dim and the path will be made straight.

Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7-8a “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day…”

Instead of running in circles accomplishing nothing, run for that CROWN!

Roy’s Blog: “The Day”

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I Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.”

Did you ever miss work or school and of all the days when nothing exciting ever happens the day you miss that’s when something goes on. A group comes in handing out nice little gifts, the big bosses come in looking for someone to promote, or there was an impromptu party. And you missed it.

There is coming the day that will change everything “in the twinkling of an eye”. There is great irony attached to this coming day. Not only will it be the saddest day in history, but it will be the happiest day as well. The single day in the future will divide the whole human race into two groups: saved and unsaved. Name written in the Lamb’s “Book of Life” or not written there.

That day is of course the Rapture; the day Jesus Christ returns in the clouds to gather His Church to Himself before the time of Jacob’s trouble for seven years on earth (the Tribulation).

For so many it will be the realization that they waited too long to get things right with the Lord. What you do between today and that day will determine your future forever, and ever, and ever. Eternity!

Roy’s Blog: “The Great Reset”

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Revelation 17:13 “These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.”

“The Great Reset” you hear about is the great tribulation. When the Great Reset is touted by people today (liberals), they think it is something to do with resetting America back to it’s beginnings and starting again they way they want it to be (without the Constitution set up by our founding fathers. They don’t know that what they are really talking about is the Great Tribulation. All their ideas for their Great Reset point that way. (It’s the taking of America out of the picture where we won’t come to Israel’s defense.)

It is obvious we are in the last of the last days. In fact we are in the last hours of that day. The stage is being set for the tribulation, yet most people are clueless, unaware, because Bible prophecy is deemed irrelevant today and inconvenient. The world is being prepared for the antichrist, yet the masses are not only clueless, they will run straight into his arms as the fixer of all their problems. He will promise to restore order. Several countries right now are perched on the brim of war. The mainstream media doesn’t cover all that is happening.

The antichrist is waiting in the wings ready to take center stage. We are seeing the very events the Bible explained would happen as the time of the end draws near. The church is very near the “in the twinkling of an eye” that will remove the redeemed before that final seven years are played out. The storm isn’t on the horizon. It is here!

The body of believers (the church) is the only remaining obstacle before the Great Reset. Don’t miss the Rapture (heaven) for the world!

Roy’s Blog: “Chosen”

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Ephesians 1:4a “He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…”

It’s hard to fathom you, as a believer in Christ, have been chosen by God.

Many times while growing up I was overlooked as the teams were chosen. Sometimes because I was too young, other times it was because I was too short, or too slow, or I was the new kid since we moved a lot. To play a game of basketball, I was seldom chosen. Not only was I short, I was a terrible shot. Now baseball was different. I could throw hard and was pretty accurate, but, I was a terrible batter.

Chosen. What a wonderful word, a wonderful feeling when your name is called out…”I choose–you.” It automatically speaks of value (my life matters to someone), worthiness, love, and appreciation. I think in my case it was compassion or pity. Certainly all these things are true when it comes to God’s choosing to be reconciled in us through Christ Jesus and choosing us as His children.

God is saying, “I want to be with you. I want to spend time with you; now and for all eternity.”

1 Peter 2:9 “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light.”

Roy’s Blog: “I’ve Had Enough”

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Isaiah 1:11 “‘What are your many sacrifices to Me?’ says the Lord. ‘I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened cattle; and I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats.'”

Do you go to church, throw a little money in the plate, sit for an hour, then make your way home feeling good about your day? Then the rest of the week never give a thought about God until the next Sunday?

This, in a way, is what God is telling the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were sacrificing, giving their offerings, but their heart was nowhere in it. It was just a performance, a duty. The rest of the time they were sacrificing to idols, engaging in debauchery, and any kind of evil their minds thought of.

God had had enough!

It’s a scary though when God has had enough of our “eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage” as in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37) When will He have enough of our lives being caught up in the mundane things and where the things of God are just a show–without any real commitment? Will He say, “I’ve had enough”?

There is no doubt we have never been in a time quite like this current moment. The world is in turmoil. We should be crying out, “Rejoice our redemption is drawing near!” Are you crying out, or are you caught up in everyday life seldom thinking of God and not awaiting His return with excitement? God doesn’t need or want your “burnt offerings”. He wants you to care, to love Him with your whole heart.

Call out to God daily in prayer! Lift your voice toward heaven! Make Him the center of your life, for the time is drawing near!