Roy’s Blog: “Two Roads”

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Matthew 7:15 “Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

The move toward globalism is marching full steam ahead. On Saturday, finance ministers from the world’s twenty largest economies met in Venice and announced they had agreed to a worldwide minimum tax of fifteen percent on all exports. (This tax goes to fund a global governing body.) Also, significant room was left for countries to add in exemptions from the minimum tax, laying the groundwork for countries like China (who is still listed as a “growing economy”) to sign on and not be required to pay the tax. This is the road toward global government and the New World Order.

At the same time, we see Marxist countries like Cuba where many of their people are demonstrating for freedom from government oppression. Representative Elvira Salazar said, “We’ve never seen anything like this before. The Cuban people are determined to be free.”

Two roads, yet both are leading to the same destination. The Antichrist will rise from the ashes of worldwide discontent and the search for direction and hope. In their search, they should remember to “Beware of false prophets.” Matthew 7:16 “Ye shall know them by their fruits…”

Are you searching for direction and hope. Make sure your road is leading you to Jesus Christ.

Roy’s Blog: “Nothing Like It”

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Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Have you ever heard such a level of insistence that every individual on earth do a certain thing? And that thing is now being demanded and enforced by the government. This thing is the Covid-19 vaccine. Never in my memory have I heard of this almost harassment of people to comply, and I’m an old guy.

Governments and corporations are offering “incentives” like million dollar lottery tickets, free beer, and of all things free lap dances. I read where the government of one of America’s deep red states is offerings it’s government employees a hundred and fifty dollars each to take the vaccine.

More and more “compliance” enforcers are demanding vaccine passports be issued to the “jabbed”. The current administration is planning to have people go door to door to find those who have not been vaccinated and press them to take it. This, people, is not America. Something has gone wrong with our “leadership”.

Many believe as I do. This unprecedented drive for compliance is setting up for the world wide embrace of the mark. No, this is not the mark. But, it will set the stage for the “mark of the beast” and the numbering system of Revelation 13. It is a blueprint for control of the population during the time of the Antichrist. It is not the mark but the shadow of things to come. The vaccine is not a bad thing; it is the pressure to comply, the demand that you do what you’re told to do (or else), that is what is eating away at our freedom.

Roy’s Blog: “The Glory”

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Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

We all face trying times. Sometimes it’s not just one struggle at a time. Sometimes we are burdened down with a load of troubles. I’m a people watcher. I see people in stores, at events, or just walking down a busy street, and they all have one thing in common. They all have struggles. Some you can tell it’s with their weight and the problems that causes. For others, the heartaches and struggles are not so obvious, but I’ve learned to see it in their faces and mannerisms. Sometimes you can tell it’s a broken relationship, a loss of a family member or a spouse. Others appear to have everything life has to offer, but they are still unsatisfied. Peace and joy eludes them.

It’s no wonder the crowds followed Jesus wherever He went. It was because so many people were crowded around that Zacchaeus, who was short in stature, had to climb up in the sycamore tree. He heard the talk around town that Jesus was on his way, and Zacchaeus, a man who appeared to have everything, felt so compelled to see if this Jesus could fulfill that unexplained need, that nothing else could do. He wanted just a glimpse but, found what his heart was searching for. He found Jesus.

Have you found what your heart is truly searching for. Look to Jesus! Glory awaits!

Roy’s Blog: “Get It Right”

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John 14:6 “Jesus said to him [Thomas and the others], ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.'”

I have struggled for two days to find the right screws to finish a little simple task that should have taken fifteen minutes. And, I’m still not finished. The ones I bought were too short. It seems this happens more and more.

I thought of the story of Peter and the others, fishing all night and catching nothing. They were tired and worn out from the long night and throwing the huge nets out, only to pull them in and find them empty. Then Jesus, watching from the shore, calls out to them “Cast your net from the other side of the boat.” Thankfully they listened, even though it was hard to believe the other side would be different. They did as He said, and when they tried to bring the nets in they were about to break because there were so many fishes (all different kinds of fish) caught in the nets, more than the nets could hold.

Mankind does this. They try their hardest to catch the real meaning of life, joy and peace, and always find emptiness. If they just asked the Lord and listened to His instruction, how much happier they would be in the outcome. Trying to do life on your own, your own terms, you miss all the things God has prepared for you; your nets come up empty. You end up tired and worn from the struggle. Try casting your net on the other side (listen to Jesus and His instruction).

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

Roy’s Blog: “Forgiven”

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Psalm 32: 5 “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

Not far from New York City is a cemetery with a grave with just one word on the headstone: FORGIVEN. There is nothing else on it–no name, no date of birth, no date of death, nothing else but the one word…forgiven. And yet, what greater word could be written on our grave?

FORGIVEN. Not a life that was perfect without the heartache and pain of sin, but a life that in the end could celebrate absolute victory because of God’s forgiveness.

I think about the life of Paul the Apostle. In 1 Timothy 1:15 he says, “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” And in Colossians 2:13 he writes, “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins.”

God can make you alive in Christ. He can forgive all your sins. Are you…FORGIVEN?

Roy’s Blog: “His Appointed Time”

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Ezekiel 30:3 “For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near; it will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.”

Our Lord is an amazing God. He names and numbers the stars (Psalm 147:4). He sets boundaries for the seas (Job 38:11). He numbers the hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30). He keeps our tears in His bottle (Psalm 56:8). He orders the steps of the righteous (Psalm 37:23). And, amazingly, He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).

Our amazing God has not only arranged and ordered all things in the universe, He has ordered all things within it’s appointed time. We are living in the time of the Gentiles, and soon the world will return to the time of the “weeks of Daniel” when the church is raptured and the “70th week” is fulfilled.

The time of the Gentiles has lasted over two thousand years. It began with the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar and continues into the “perilous times” where sound doctrine is not endured. This is specific to the end of the “church age”.

In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus spoke of a single generation that would see all that He predicted coming to pass. Then, He says, that is one day and one hour when everything will change…in the twinkling of an eye.

Today, we can see a flurry of events in the Lord’s countdown. The time will be up soon. The clock is ticking down the last few minutes. Don’t wait. Follow Jesus now before it’s too late.

Roy’s Blog: “Blessed”

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Romans 1:21-22 “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools.”

The things we are seeing today throughout our society are destroying us from within. They are breaking down our Constitution, our laws, our freedoms…the very things that make us a great nation. We don’t build walls like Germany did to keep our people in. We build walls to keep people from coming in illegally, without being admitted through channels so we know why they are here. It’s for the safety of the citizens.

I read a poll saying thirty-four percent of 18-24 year-olds in America surveyed say they don’t think America is a great country. That is truly tragic. They don’t understand how very blessed we are to be in America, even with the struggles we are having today. Like I said, we don’t build wall to keep people in. They are free to leave at any time. Go to whatever country you think is better. My guess is, unless you have a lot of money and/or influence, you would be begging to return very quickly. I read recently that 80-90 percent of the world’s population would come to America if they could.

But, certain groups in our country are trying to bring America down to a level even with other third-world countries. One of the tactics they are using is the lies of “Critical Race Theory” which they are promoting in our schools. It is a theory designed to cause division because it promotes hate among the people. Two teacher groups are determined to put this into our schools and defy any parent who objects. (I would pull my kids out!)

Also, federal employees and certain companies are subjecting their employees to critical race theory sessions and work shops to focus on “white- privilege” and “micro-aggression”. More indoctrination and promotion of hate, poking at the fabric of America. It needs to stop!

This is the greatest country in the world. We are blessed to have been born here, brought here, or legally made our way here. Look around you. This is a beautiful, bountiful land full of opportunities for those willing to take advantage of them.

Roy’s Blog: “Don’t Matter”

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Romans 13:11-12 “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we first believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore, let’s rid ourselves of the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

Reading my Bible in years past, I couldn’t imagine how many of the events described could possibly happen, especially in America. Now, I read my Bible and things appear to jump off the page into todays headlines.

The United States is now going to add a third possible gender option for people applying for a passport who don’t want to identify as a man or a woman. This administration seems to have declared war on common sense.

They are proclaiming “an historic moment” in beauty pageants as the media, and the left celebrate victory: a biological male was crowned Miss Nevada USA and is now headed to the Miss USA Pageant.

The terrible thing is, as Americans party, sin is destroying our nation. I heard a man say the other day, “The terrible things we see? They don’t matter to me as long as I gets to keep my travel plans to Las Vegas and Colorado.” How sad!

II Timothy 3:2-4 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God…” [men= all humanity]

Better make your travel plans with Jesus today!

Roy’s Blog: “Warnings”

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Matthew 10:21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.”

Facebook has now confirmed that the company is currently running warnings as a test to some users. These users may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content or know someone who is at risk. The warning may go like this: “Are you concerned someone you know is becoming an extremist? Contact us!” Censorship and control of messaging is at an all time high in America and around the world.

The goal of many globalists is also to destroy the suburbs. Why? Because the suburbs are usually nice, quiet neighborhoods. That’s why people want to live there. But, globalists want to eliminate them by cutting funding for roads, police, and infrastructure. They want to move people into compact environments (easier to control), so they are opening cities up for tiny apartments and high-rises.

It’s all about silencing and destroying the middle class in America for the New World Order”. There will be the elite in control and all the rest are the controlled.

This is a warning from me and many other pastors and preachers, “If you haven’t trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior …do it NOW! You won’t have time when He appears to take His people home.

Roy’s Blog: “America”

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Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”

How much longer will we remain the land of the free and home of the brave? How much longer will our churches proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior–come and follow Him now!

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, let us remember why our history has been “One Nation Under God”. How our forefathers understood the need for that unifying force in the lives of it’s citizens. How our “Constitution” was formed to reflect God’s values. God fearing men put together a document under the influence of Almighty God that would benefit ALL American people. Freedom. Freedom to pursue life as each person saw fit.

The time is here where the masses no longer hold to the “truths that are self evident”…ALL people are created equal, that our Creator was the force behind the America that was formed. We have allowed our nation to move so far from God that our values no longer line up with those that formed our country. That’s the reason so many no longer hold to our Constitution’s edicts, why people, that are supposed to be Americans, are offended by their own flag. They have no idea of their own history! Teach your children about why America is so great a nation.

Most of all: “If My people, which 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, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

This is YOUR country. So be proud of it! It is the most free country in existence (even right now)! Wave those American flags! Celebrate our beautiful America! Land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!

PRAY FOR AMERICA!