Roy’s Blog: “Perilous Times”

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2 Timothy 3:1-3a “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection…”

These verses give us three facts: First, there will be a period of history known as the “last days” of earth. Second, These days will be perilous, meaning dangerous and savage. Third, the most dangerous thing about them will be a sickness of self-love or unrestrained selfishness.

Where it says men…read mankind. I’ve heard many women give the excuse for an abortion as, “I had other things I wanted to do with my life before I started a family”…self-love. “My body, my choice”…self-love. “I wasn’t ready to take care of a baby”… self-love. Sin.

Without the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, let’s face it, we are a very selfish people more concerned about ourselves, what we want and what we expect out of life, than we are about anyone else. It is Jesus alone who empowers us to love others, to care for someone else’s welfare above our own. It is Jesus who reaches down in our depths and causes us to put self aside and care for a child that you might not have planned, even one that may have been forced on you. It is Jesus love for us that helps us put self aside and humbly obey God’s word.

Sin makes the times perilous. Sin makes the times dangerous to live in. Sin is the curse of our world. But, the perilous times are evidence that we live in the “last days” or the “end times” nearing the coming of the Lord.

We are to rise above the perilous times through the strength of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to the glory that awaits.

Roy’s Blog: “It Could Happen To Us”

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Revelation 13:16 “And he causeth all…to receive a mark, that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or name of the beast…”

Not long ago “64411” appeared on electronic boards at train stations in Iran, confusing everyone in transit and terminals for days. Now, Iranian media outlets report a malfunction at gas stations in Iran that prevents the sale of fuel to drivers…the number “64411” appears on fuel screens. It is the phone number of the Office of the Supreme Leader Khamenei. It is also being reported that electronic cards used in refueling are no longer active.

This cyber attack (by Israel) not only targeted the fuel supply chain in Iran, it has made the network of almost all Iranian banks out of service. This has increased the cost of fuel in Iran and interrupted the whole financial network of the country. It was done in retaliation for the bombings Iran has initiated against Israel.

Cyber attacks in Iran are creating turmoil for them, but it shows us how easy it would be for our fuel, our banks and financial institutions to come under just such an attack. Our lives would be in utter chaos, under the control of a government (or governments) that do not have our best interest at heart. You have seen how easy it is to mess with our power grid. Don’t think it couldn’t happen to us.

Make sure you tap into the power that calms all the chaos, that sustains in difficult times, and gives hope for the future. That power is in our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

Roy’s Blog: “Keep The Faith”

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Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

We live in times where some of the churches are following the world, caving in to a movement of entertainment and “feel good” Bible teaching. The Bible is rejected as divine and inspired by God by many who say they are among the chosen of God–a royal priesthood who are called the “Church”. You cannot separate them from the world and the desires the world is continually manifesting in our society. To reject God’s teachings as divine and holy, is to reject Jesus Christ, and sadly too many do just that.

The Word of God says: Sex outside of marriage is sin.

Putting anything above God is sin. This includes even your wife/husband or child.

Homosexuality is a sin.

Abortion is a sin.

It’s hard to push back against these things when society is pushing them so hard on us, even on our children in school. So what do we do in times like these?

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world…” Romans 12:2

Renew your mind daily by delving in to God’s word.

Pray, continually, for yourself, your family, and friends. Pray for strength to combat the devil at the door.

Stay the course, keep the faith, and do not deny the name of Jesus with our words and actions.

Present our “bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your true and proper

worship.” (Romans 12:1)

Roy’s Blog: “No Jab, No Job…”

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Joel 2:12-13 “It’s not too late, says the Lord, come back to me and really mean it! Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins! Change your life not just your clothes. Come to God, for He is gracious and merciful…”

No jab, no job, no health care, no buying groceries, no movies, no sporting events, no…no…no…you get the idea. You will be an outcast, like the lepers were in the Bible. You can’t be anywhere other people are. All this because you won’t take the Covid vaccine. Doesn’t matter that you have health reasons that may make it dangerous for you to take it. Doesn’t matter that you have a job that requires you to be in tip-top health–like a pilot. They can’t afford to take a vaccine that might cause a heart problem. Would you want the person flying your aircraft to take that chance? Not me.

Truck drivers also have to be in great shape. If they have a heart problem, or uncontrolled diabetes, they can’t drive a commercial vehicle. So why would they want to take a chance this vaccine would cause them to have a heart problem? (It is one of the proven possibilities especially for men.)

This administration has posted as a mandate on a vaccine against a virus with a rate of recovery of 99.5 percent. They disregard proven medications that would push that number upwards of 100 percent. Medications that have been used for decades on millions of people worldwide…in favor of a shot that is not near as effective. Why? Control!

The Biden Administration has even implied that “unvaccinated Americans are murderers”. I have always wondered how the “world government” under the direction of the Antichrist would be able to control every facet of life. Now I can see it: with the vaccine mandate; the push to a cashless society so they can keep up with everything you buy or sell; with the “Green New Deal” where they will eventually keep tabs (and control) on how much energy you use in your home (already possible).

Think you can avoid these things. Leave the state and go way out where there are few people. You better go now. Eventually it will be impossible to move from state to state or even to visit without showing your “Vaccination Card”. “NO JAB, NO FREEDOM!” No freedom…no America!

I exhort you to get your life right with the Lord TODAY. Don’t wait for that “tomorrow”. Tomorrow may be too late.

Roy’s Blog: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

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Psalm 2:2-4 “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His anointed saying, ‘Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.’ He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”

Do you ever stop and think about how God sees the world? I imagine He must look at what’s going on in the world and just shakes His head in sadness, but I can almost hear Him laugh at some of the things people do, scoff at how some think they are in control of things.

United States lawmakers join “faith leaders” to voice support for the “Build Back Better” agenda. U.S. House of Representative Nancy Pelosi speaks at new conferences about “faith-rooted” support of the Biden agenda as “Build Back Holy”.

What we are watching happen is the dual use of “faith leaders and lawmakers” not only in the U.S. but around the world promoting the idea of a “New World Order”. This will ultimately be headed by the Antichrist (as the one world law or government) and by the false prophet (as the world religious leader). You can read all about it in Revelation 13.

And would you believe, of all people, who is behind much of the “climate control” activists agenda being pushed on the world today…China. One of the worst countries for pollution today! While much of the world including America is being forced into this “Green New Deal”, with coal powered plants being shut down and oil production (especially in America) being curtailed by government mandates, China is building coal powered plants. They are buying up coal from other countries and are eagerly seeking gas and oil resources around the world. At the same time they are seeking out any rare earth minerals they can get their hands on. (Need batteries for your “green” solar energy? Call China. They control all the parts it takes to make them.)

You can’t make this stuff up! It’s too crazy!

Roy’s Blog: “Ready Or Not”

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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.”

Have you ever played “hide and seek”? One person covers their eyes and counts down, while everyone else finds a place to hide. At the end of the countdown the person yells, “Ready or not, here I come!” If you weren’t ready (didn’t find a good hiding spot) you were caught and became “it”.

The Israeli government just approved a 1.5 billion dollar budget to prepare for a potential attack from Iran. The extra funds will be used to purchase additional aircraft, surveillance drones, and the munitions needed to strike Iran’s underground nuclear facilities. The know they must be ready beforehand.

Just weeks before, the United States tested a new 5000 pound “bunker buster” that could be delivered by an F-15 (which Israel has). An amazing coincidence.

Meanwhile, Russia has disbanded the militia it formed in Southern Syria, opening a wide door for the Iranians, Hezbollah, and Assad’s forces to complete a takeover of all this region near Israel’s Golan Heights. If that were not enough, all indications are that Iran is getting ready for a war in the future which entails:

  1. Recent arms deals with Russia and China
  2. Military build up of its capabilities
  3. The development of cyber warfare
  4. The intensified efforts of moving weapons into Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza
  5. Racing to get nuclear capabilities fully developed

Ready or not, these things are happening…now. Ready or not Jesus is coming again…soon. Will you be ready…or NOT?

Roy’s Blog: “Good News”

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Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”

People are scared. With all the “mandates” being put into effect, they are afraid of losing their jobs, their health, their life savings, and their homes. They are searching for security. Bars on windows, extra locks on the doors, sturdy fences with locking mechanisms, all are being employed to give a sense of safety from the bombardment.

As we see the world, and our country, disintegrate before our eyes, people are asking, “Where is God? Is He still in control?” The good news is that God gave the answer over three thousand years ago. He spoke through the heart of David and gave him a song…short, sweet, powerful, and full of hope. It contains a message a fearful world desperately needs to hear today.

Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for You are with me.

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

What more could one want from a loving God than to be sustained today in times of trials with hope for a glorious tomorrow?

Roy’s Blog: “Being An Overcomer”

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Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the world from what it was before 2020. But the most deadly virus we face today is fear. It stalks us wherever we go, when we board a plane, ride a bus, walk down some city streets, see a doctor, or have a sudden sore throat and cough with body aches. Fear strikes. “Can I taste this? Smell that?” you ask yourself.

The late columnist, Ann Landers, once commented that the one common denominator among the thousands of letters that came to her was fear. Fear of everything imaginable until it consumed all of life. Fear that meanders through the mind until it cuts through and affects everything else. Fear that you just can’t seem to shake.

Do I ever worry, have fears. Sure! I have raised two children, faced everyday trials, and experienced serious illness. I had fears and I still worry about my kids even through they are grown with children of their own. But worry should be a stop sign on the road, not a “park here” sign.

Be an “overcomer“. Overcome your fears and debilitating worry. How? You take that worry, fear, anxiety to God and trust Him to bring you through it. Pray. Keep praying, and rely on His promises. Leave it there. Move on!

Roy’s Blog: “Before It’s Too Late”

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Luke 12:40 “Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”

Many times in my life I have rushed to make it to the store or the bank only to be too late. If I had not left it to the last minute to leave, I would have been there in time, but traffic or other hindrances got in the way. Almost every Saturday at the Post Office, I watch as someone rushes in to get stamps or mail a package only to find the Post Office closed. (It’s open until ten on Saturday). That last few comfy minutes in bed spelled doom for getting to the Post Office on time. Then they get mad because they can’t do what they came for. But, they knew that for years the Post Office closed at ten on Saturday.

I can compare this to the way I see the world today. We can all see things happening from our government to governments in other countries. We can see troubling events even in our local governing bodies even to the local school boards. Rulings against everything we have ever been taught about right and wrong. I cannot imagine when I was going to school having boys being allowed in the girls restroom or changing areas or girls in the boys. Boys didn’t play on girls teams–there wasn’t even a question about it.

This all started many years ago…but, we didn’t nip it in the bud when the idea was first proposed. We waited too long. Now, it’s a problem. Things we could never dream up, we see happening today because we waited too late. This is the way the Bible says it will be before the Rapture of the Church and the Tribulation. Yet many will put off coming to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord…too late.

You will rant and rave, gnash your teeth…but you knew it was coming. Prepare today!

Roy’s Blog: “Peering Into The Future”

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Revelation 4:1 “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.'”

As we look at our world, prophetic signs continue to mount that Christ’s Second Coming must be near. Here are just two of the most amazing signs we see today that point to the nearness of the 70th week spoken of in the book of Daniel.

We have two beast in Revelation chapter 13, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The first beast, Antichrist, will be the world political dictator who will ultimately be indwelt by Satan. The second beast, the False Prophet, will head the global religion that is against the God of heaven.

Global governance, where a “mark” will be mandatory in order to buy or sell anything, is being tested today by the “mask mandate” and the “vaccine mandate”. At the same time the one world religion, which will be headed by the False Prophet, is being foreshadowed by “Chrislam” a supposed bringing together of “Christian and Muslim” religions.

It is all being pulled together under the umbrella of “Faith and Science” ushering in a New World Order.

Today’s news is tomorrow’s reality!