Roy’s Blog: “Super Glue”

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Colossians 1:16-17 “”For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”

All that is in the universe, whether visible or invisible, is held together by a fantastic “Super Glue”, the Lord God Almighty. Scientists study and think they have figured out the universe, but the one thing they can’t figure out is what keeps everything in balance, what is the sustaining force.

This mysterious adhesive power holds atoms together and allows tangible material to form and retain its shape. Even the oxygen molecules you’re breathing rely on it. That sustaining force is essential for the existence of everything.

What holds all things together? The Lord. All things are arranged, established, take their shape, and are held together in Him. This is of profound comfort to us. If the Lord holds even the microscopic elements of our universe together, He has and will do the same thing for His beloved children.

Roy’s Blog: “The Letter”

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Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without end.”

This is a letter for those who are soon to be left behind:

The world is in a mess. Every day begins and ends with nothing but bad news. And, as you look around, you can’t imagine anything changing.

Yes, every day the government promises things will get better…just continue to submit to their insanity and you will be okay. Soon everything will be better than ever. It was only those Jesus people’s fault things were in such a mess to start with. Now they are gone and things will get better. See, we are beginning to get the climate under control. So many less people to pollute the earth. It was mostly caused by their poor decisions anyway. But now that they are gone, we are entering a time like no other, a time of true personal freedom. Trust us, we know how to take care of you better than you can.

Sound familiar? Dearly Beloved, there is only one true Savior of the world, and His name is Jesus Christ. Trust Him now. Don’t wait until it’s too late, until you are left behind.

Roy’s Blog: “Sweet Hour Of Prayer”

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I Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ.”

I sometimes ask myself, “Why does it appear, no matter how hard I try, instead of a nice coconut cream pie, life throws me a big mud pie filled with fears, frustrations, and anxiety?” No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but we know it will not be a “piece of cake”. It’s not a matter of everything turning out the way we want, but it is: How do we look toward tomorrow with the joy of the Lord and with hope. If you have read the Bible, you know it’s not going to get better until Jesus returns.

I am convinced in the life of men like David, Daniel, and Paul it was prayer that sustained them. Prayer gave them peace and joy during the trying times in their lives. Prayer gave them hope for tomorrow.

Like them, whenever we have struggles and turmoil, we have a direct line to our Heavenly Father. Through PRAYER. God never abandoned David, Daniel, Paul, or any other of His people. He has not abandoned us and will never allow us to face our trials alone. He is only a prayer away.

In the song “Sweet Hour of Prayer” one verse says, “…In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer.”

Roy’s Blog: “It’s Hard”

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Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

It’s hard to keep your cool when you’re hot and tired; everywhere you turn is the wrong way. When you’re on the freeway and you don’t know which way you are supposed to go and cars zip around you like they’re running the Indy 500, missing your bumper by mere inches. Then they have the nerve to honk at you! It’s frustrating and easy for you to get angry.

That has been the story of many of my days, but it’s not just me. People get edgy when the world is in chaos. It doesn’t take much for anger to rear it’s ugly head.

Paul must have had a lot of those kind of days. He taught and preached the love of God to many people, but rather than allow his message to transform their lives with hope of the Lord, they stoned and beat him. Many times he was thrown in prison. And yet he said, “Be angry and yet do not sin.”

Even righteous anger can turn into bitterness if continually promoted. So it should also be set aside at the end of the day. We have plenty of things we could be angry about, but unless it is something you can fix and make right, let it go. Your health and happiness will thank you.

Don’t let today’s anger spoil tomorrow!

Roy’s Blog: “When It’s Time”

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2 Thessalonians 1:7 “The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire.”

When a baby is almost ready to be born, you have an indication you need to obey. Grab the bag and go to the hospital. There will be pain, but then tears of joy and celebration. You’ll say, “It was worth every pain, every sacrifice.”

If you’ve ever watched the Olympics, you can see the joy on faces as their efforts, their sacrifice is rewarded. What the world is going through right now is similar. There is a lot of chaos, a lot of pain for many people across the globe. But, for God’s people who endure to the end, there will be celebration like nothing ever experienced. It will all be worth it.

We know we’re close to the end. The starting bell has rung (when Israel became a nation in 1948). People may call us crazy. They called Noah crazy…until the rain came down and the flood waters rose. Noah obeyed God even when it was unimaginable even to him. At the end, when the water receded, there was celebration and joy.

The world is in chaos, getting worse every day because of their rejection of God and His righteousness. It is a crazy time, but at the end there will be celebration and joy…for some. Will you be celebrating with Jesus for eternity?

Roy’s Blog: “One Step Closer”

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Ezekiel 38:7,8 “Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them; in the latter years you will come…”

It is reported that now, after years of cooperation between Israel and Russia over bombing in Lebanon and Syria, that Russia now takes a different approach to the current policy coordination mechanism. This policy of cooperation between the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and Russia no longer exists.

Already this change in policy is having a huge impact in the attacks by Iranian surrogates in Syria and Lebanon toward Israel. If there ever was a time the United States manifested weakness in the Middle East, this is it. Just as Iran and it’s surrogate groups are getting stronger and bolder in their demonic goal of complete domination of the Middle East and the destruction of Israel, now Russia is no longer turning a blind eye to the IDF’s efforts to curb Iran by strategic bombing of it’s military facilities.

This all brings us one step closer to the day prophesied by Ezekiel. Prepare yourself and be ready!

Roy’s Blog: “All I Need”

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Psalm 50:11 (NIV) “‘I know every bird in the mountains,’ said the Lord, “And the creatures of the field are mine.”

I believe God created so many animals so we can see ourselves. We can learn lessons about our own lives. For example, David’s sheep taught him as much about God as the best school could have. They showed him how utterly dependent he was on God. Sheep, after all, cannot make it on their own; they need a shepherd.

You hear of buffalo and wild horses on the prairie, but you never hear of a herd of sheep roaming on their own. They have no defense mechanism except maybe a hard head. They can’t fight with their hooves or their teeth. They can’t track down their own food. Sheep can’t run away very easily, or dig holes, or climb trees. They can’t kick or bite very well for defense. They are utterly dependent on the shepherd to care for them, to guide them and keep them out of danger.

We may think we can make it through our lives completely on our own, but we can’t even do the simplest things without the possibility of making a wrong turn. We also need a shepherd…to keep us from running wild and going over a cliff. David said long ago, “The Lord is my Shepherd. I have all I need.” (Psalm 23:1)

Roy’s Blog: “The Third Temple”

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2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 “No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the apostacy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”

Prophecy about the Tribulation and the “man of sin”, predicts a third temple in Jerusalem will be built at the time of the end. In 2018 during the mayoral race in Jerusalem, the reestablished Sanhedrin sent running candidates Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Leon a letter requesting they reveal their plans to rebuild the temple.

Can you imagine what that would do? I believe a new rebuilt temple, in Jerusalem, will be a part of the seven year covenant with the Antichrist. This occurs after the war described in Ezekiel 38 completely silences the Muslim world, after God destroys the armies of Russia, Turkey, Iran, and others who come up to take a spoil in Israel.

But, when you read of letters being sent to political leaders back in 2018, when a rail line has been built from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and now extended all the way to the Wester Wall to handle thousands of people a day, you know the Third Temple can’t be far behind. Where does this put us? On our way very soon to the return of Jesus Christ and the Rapture of the church. Get ready. It WILL happen! God said it and He keeps His promises!

Roy’s Blog: “Wake Up”

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II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Today America is preparing for the Antichrist with a Godless mindset. It’s hard to imagine this happening anywhere, much less America, a country founded on Godly principles.

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News headlined, “Why America’s Record Godlessness Is Good News for the Nation.” In part, it reads, “The secularization of US society, the waning of religious faith, practice and affiliation, is continuing at a dramatic and unprecedented pace. While many may consider such a development as a cause for concern, such a worry is not warranted. This increasing godlessness in America is actually a good thing, to be welcomed and embraced.”

That is crazy. Actually it is more evil, a demonic influence that has swept through our nation. Recently, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) proclaimed that “God’s will was of no concern to this Congress.”

When this mindset comes out in view for all to see and hear, the consequences will not be far behind. Dearly Beloved, PRAY for America to WAKE UP to God Almighty!

Roy’s Blog: “Secret Agents”

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Acts 27:23 (NIV) “Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me.”

It is a whisper thin veil that separates the natural from the supernatural. Whether you realize it or not, divine activity is all around us. The book of Hebrews says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14 NIV)

Angels played a role in the Garden of Eden. They played a role in Abraham and Daniel’s lives as well. Jesus birth was announced by the heralding angel Gabriel. Numerous times during His short time on earth, angels cared for Him, even to announcing His resurrection.

Angels are God’s “secret agents“, created by Him to worship and assist Him in His plan and purposes, all to the glory of God.

They also work to fulfil God’s purpose and plan in your life. Each person who will inherit salvation has a guardian angel, sent to assist and care for that person. I think sometimes mine must be working overtime. Can you imagine someday being escorted by the angels into the very presence of God? You are never alone, in this world, or on the journey to the next.