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“This is one book everyone needs to read to understand what we are going through and what is yet to come.” Is well stated of this book. Dr. Jeremiah does a great job of putting on the front burner what the writers of the New Testament repeated through out their writings. Be sober and be alert, and as Jesus said, be aware of the seasons as to His coming, and do not let it catch you as a theft in the night. The book is not only reminding of the coming of Christ, the coming battle of Armageddon, but he does a wonderful job of detail the truth about the condition of America, and it coming destruction. Only a fool refuses to look at the fact about this country and it coming demise, and even more a fool is the one who looks at the signs and refuse to believe and act on them. This country and its people are bankrupt, both financially and spiritually. We are drunk on pride, greed and self satisfaction. We are fat with excess and so drunk with pride we can see ourselves and our true condition.

The first chapter zeros in on America and was for me the pivotal chapter, reforming my long time believes that this nation will collapse. The rest of the book was a great refresher course on the end time, a welcomed one. We must keep our senses sharp and remember both the coming of our Lord comes nearer every day and can bee any day. And all will be found as one side or the other of the story of the 10 virgins, ether prepared and looking for His return, or not and left behind. This book a reminder of that.

Get this book and read it, but read it with a open mind, understanding that it is biblical, open you bible right next to it and read all the scripture from cover to cover dealing with the end times, the seconded coming of Jesus and ask yourself if you are prepared. Look at the bible signs and look around you at the world and ask yourself, “could this not be the day of our Lord?” And you cannot help but say yes, it could be.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my HONEST review. The opinions in this review are solely mine.

Pick up a copy of the book here.

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This is Joyce’s follow-up to her best-selling “Battlefield of the Mind”, that gives us “specific insights and strategies to help us build powerful mind-sets in a 12-Week Plan to Win the Battle of the Mind. In the book she explains the battle for our minds, make you aware of what’s at stake in the battle and why it is important to get in the battle to win. She does a great job of arming you with a well laid out plan for winning the battle, she gives scriptures and ask questions to get you thinking, explaining your thought life.

Some people may say “I have heard all this before” and they are right, as I too have heard the subject of this book talked about in many books over the years. But here is the deal, like the scriptures tell us, renewing our minds is a Daily event. We are in a battle for our minds, a war against our flesh and the ways of the world. Every thing we see and hear every day is fighting for our thought life, against the Spirit, the mind of Christ. We need to be renewing our mind, putting on the mind of Christ daily. And we need to read books like this one on a regularly to not only reminds us we are in a battle for our thought life, but to give us a battle plan for our minds. And she does give us a new strategy to keep our minds renewed. After all the word is change every year in how it seeks to win the battle for our minds, to keep us captives in it’s ways, so we need to keep renewing our battle paln to win the war.

This book is not only a good read, but one every Christian should read and use it as the ground work of how to renew your mind. How to do battle in the battlefield of your mind and Whether you admit it or not there is a battle for your mind and the ememy never stops coming after your mind, you dont win once and its over, every day it starts again.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my HONEST review. The opinions in this review are solely mine.

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I became aware yesterday of just how thankful I should be of the mercy of God towards me, as it was brought to my attention just how many people whom called themselves Christians I have known over the years. That ether no longer walk with Christ, have left the faith completely, in other beliefs now. That have traded the truths of God for the lies of others. That now follow another Jesus, one created in their own image, a god to their own liking, one who agrees with their beliefs. So many that have stop believing the truths of and about God because of events in their lives, or just a shift in how they wanted to live their lives, the lifestyle they want to live out, what they want to be truth for them.

I thank God that I have never left Him or forsake Him or His truths, that I have by His grace and Spirit have stood firm on the bible and what it teaches. Clung to biblical Jesus, the real Jesus, and have not made a Jesus in my image. (more…)

I was thinking it is amazing to think that God invites us to imitate Him, Jesus said to imitate Him, live the same life He lived. The Apostle Paul invites us to imitate him as he imitates Jesus. That we have all His power at our disposal, that we can inherit all His riches, they are ours if we chose to come and trade our lives for His, choose to imitate His life.

“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Cor 11:1

But yet only a remnant, a small number of people every chose to take up His offer, to live a life imitating Him, living out life just as He did. To accept and receive all the inheritance that is ours to have, His power, gifts and riches.

But yet if Bill Gates, or Warren Buffett where to make the same offer, to say come imitate my life, live out my life, receive the inheritance of my wealth. There would be a stampede of every man, woman and child older enough to understand what is theirs to have. To take them up on their offer, to live out their life, life style, and take all they have as their own. Herds of people would stampede to their door to take up their offer.

It is just beyond amazing that the God of creation, Jesus Himself says come and follow Me, imitate My life, it is yours and all it inheritance for the asking. Everything you see me do you will do and do even greater things. And yet only a hand full take Jesus up on His offer. He offers a greater greater life, greater inheritance than anyone would have intimating Gates or Buffett, but He has few takers, not even those who claim to be Christain rush to take the offer.

Someone shared this devotional excerpts of Thomas Watson from Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Readings. I thought it was quote good.

“We know the kingdom of grace has been set up in our hearts by the change wrought in the soul. There is a new nature, light in the mind, order in the affections, a pliable will, and tenderness in the conscience. If there is no change of heart there is no sign of grace. God’s children desire God, like the beating of the pulse indicates life. Saints love him, not only for what he has, but for what he is; not only for his rewards, but for his holiness. Hypocrites may desire him for his jewels, but not for his beauty. A believer cannot be satisfied without God; let the world heap her honors and riches, it will not satisfy. No flower will satisfy the thirsty. The Christian says, “I must have Christ, grace, and heaven, though I take it by storm.” We desire Christ more than the world, and more than heaven itself, “Whom have I in heaven but you?” (Psa. 73:25). Heaven itself would not satisfy without Christ. He is the diamond in the ring. If God were to say, “I will put you into heaven, but I will hide my face from you,” that would not satisfy. A little of God will not satisfy. The pious desires still more. A drop of water is not enough for thirsty travelers. We are thankful for grace received, but desire more: more knowledge, purity, and more of Christ’s presence. We long to see him face to face, and be perfected in glory; to plunge into his sweetness and be swallowed up in him; and to bathe ourselves in the perfumed waters of his pleasures.”

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Hell exists; the Scriptures reveal this with the testimonies of the apostles, and of the Lord Jesus Himself. Hell is vividly described in the pages of the New Testament, but yet I can not think of the last time I have heard a pastor preach of it in the last few years. In fact any Christian who even dares speak of it is chastised by other Christians for doing so.

Here is a great quote from Thomas Brooks on hell, thought it worth posting:

Oh, but this word eternity, eternity, eternity; this word everlasting, everlasting, everlasting; this word forever, forever, forever, will even break the hearts of the damned in ten thousand pieces…Impenitent sinners in Hell shall have end without end, death without death, night without day, mourning without mirth, sorrow without solace, and bondage without liberty. The damned shall live as long in Hell as God himself shall live in heaven.”

Hell should make every Christian want to weep, and what to preach the gospel to every living soul. Maybe it is time for us to revisit what the scriptures say about it, let it sink in that it is real. And the final destiny of everyone not found in the Book of Life, whom rejects Messiah Jesus as LORD. Maybe it is time to put Hell back in Sunday morning messages and Christian conversations with others.

I took a brake from blogging in August, to much going on, and to much going on inside my head. Re-evaluating so many things, that I really did not want to blog from where I have been lately emotionally.

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As I posted early this week I came across Thomas Watson’s Exposition of the Beatitudes and I post his writing on a pure heart. I wanted to post his writing on hunger and thirst for righteousness, thought it was equally good.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6

A duty implied: ‘Blessed are those who hunger’. Spiritual hunger is a blessed hunger. (more…)

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I came across Thomas Watson’s Exposition of the Beatitudes and his writing on a pure heart got my attention. He wrote on how to attain a pure heart and it is so good I’ve quoted it without editing or cropping. If you long for a pure heart, here’s how to get it, I plan to put his advice to work in my own life, for I do wish to see God and scripture says “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8).”

But how shall we attain to heart-purity?

1 Often look into the Word of God. ‘Now ye are clean through the word’ (John 15:3). ‘Thy word is very pure’ (Psalm 119:140). God’s Word is pure, not only for the matter of it, but the effect, because it makes us pure. ‘Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth’ (John 17: 17). By looking into this pure crystal we are changed into the image of it. The Word is both a glass to show us the spots of our souls and a laver to wash them away. The Word breathes nothing but purity; it irradiates the mind; it consecrates the heart. (more…)

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True Biblical entrepreneurship is about starting a business not for the sake of profit but rather for the sake of the gospel. About helping out the disenfranchised, the poor and the needy, building up the Kingdom of God and the lives of other, not your personal wealth.

I just saw a great example of this in action on a TV show on food. And even though it is not being done by a Christian but rather a non-Christian it is a prime example of how to do a marketplace ministry. It is not proclaiming the gospel, but it is for the good of others. Saving the poor and needy, giving to others instead of taking from them. (more…)