Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1
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getting real scary around the world today; terrorism is on the rise, crime is
on the rise, inflation is on the rise, and the cost of living is on the rise.
On the flip side, things that are on the decline; church attendance is down the
number of God fearing preachers is down, churches are closing, factories are
closing; but at least you can get $15.00 an hour flipping burgers. Hardly a day
goes by that the news doesn’t report on some terrorist attack with multiple
people dead, or natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, floods,
mudslides being on the increase. The number of drug resistant diseases is even
on the rise along with deadly diseases; such as Ebola or dengue fever. Yes I do
believe that we are living in the end of days and what we are experiencing is
exactly what Jesus talked about; so we should be expecting this along with much
A group of us
were even out doing some open air preaching at a campus a little over a hundred
miles from here and I was shocked at the amount of disrespect that these
college students had toward us. Some went as far as throwing things at us and
even spitting on us; one even tried to swipe the bible right out of my hand. If
these children are our future we have reason to be fearful; or do we? Over and
over in the Bible we are told “do not fear,” some 365 times; if its recorded
that many times there must be something to it, it must be pretty important.
advanced life support provider with a local ambulance service puts me in harm’s
way just about every day I go in to work. I get to see things most people
shouldn’t have to see and experience things most people should never have to.
Things can get pretty scary at times. We get to see people at perhaps the worst
time of their lives; my job is to try to make that a little easier on the
patient, no matter what the circumstance. No matter what we encounter I always
remember what is recorded in my favorite psalm.
Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Walking with Jesus can cause any
Christian to relax!