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What Does The Resurrection Sunday Mean To You?

Now the day that we call “Resurrection Sunday,” comes around once every year since our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. This day implies something extraordinary and different from any other Sunday. We as Christians celebrate this Sunday on Easter weekend because it is a day worth celebrating. This is because of what Jesus Christ did on the Cross. But what makes this Sunday special to all believers is that “He has risen from the dead”. Now because Jesus lives, all born again Christians can celebrate in worship each and every Sunday. We as Christians believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected on that “Resurrection Sunday” and because of our hope and faith in Him we shall live also with Him. Remember it was because of Jesus’ victory over death that makes the “Resurrection Sunday” different from every other Sunday and because He died for our sins, we can celebrate His victorious, risen life. Did you know that our Lord Jesus sits on the right side of God’s Throne? Why? This is where He makes intersession for all of our prayers to the Heavenly Father from all the Saints, which is the bride of Christ. We as believers in Jesus Christ should never forget that Jesus’ tomb is empty, He is not there because He has risen from the grave. Now if you go to the tombs of all other religions leaders, such as Joseph Smith, Buddha, Mohammad, Charles Taze Russell, and Mary Baker Eddy. Remember these religious leaders are just ordinary men and women you will still find their bodies in the grave. But this is not so with our Lord Jesus, His tomb is empty. Why? It is because He has risen and the Bible tells us so.

In the Bible, the Apostle Paul tells us about Jesus in (I Corinthians 15:20-23). Here in these verses Paul writes, but now is Christ risen from the dead, and became the first fruits of them that slept (died). Paul tells us about Jesus in verse twenty-one, for since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. Paul tells us about Jesus in verse twenty-two, for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Paul tells us about Jesus in verse twenty-three, But every man in his own order; Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Here Paul addressed the connection of our Lord Jesus Christ’s resurrection to the gospel message which is the (good news) in the book of (I Corinthians 15:3-4). The Apostle Paul stated what he knew to be the most important message, which was that Jesus died for our sins and He was buried, and came back to life on the third day. You should remember that this is the message of Easter Sunday; and that is why we as, believers in Jesus Christ, gather together in our home churches all around the world on “Resurrection Sunday.”

We as Christians should never forget the scene of our Lord Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross at Mount Calvary. This terrible advent should be forever etched in the mind of every believer that has claimed the Lord Jesus as their Savior. This terrible and brutal torture was painful and physical agony which was associated with the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior. When I think about all the pain and suffering that our Lord Jesus had to endure for our sins. I always begin to cry and I ask myself, “Why Lord? Then He always answers me in a kind and loving way; “My Child; it’s because I Have Always loved you.” The Apostle Paul tells us that the last enemy to be defeated will be death. Now until our Lord Jesus Christ returns, we all will have to face the reality of physical death with this old human body. But until that wonderful day comes when death is completely vanquished, and we, as born again believers, can rest in the assurance that the punishment of death and the sting, and the effect, and the wages of our sins has been removed because of the victorious, risen Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23); The Apostle Paul tells us in the book of Romans in chapter three that; as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. (Romans 3:10). Paul tells us in the book of Romans chapter three that; For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23). Paul tells us in the book of Romans chapter five that; But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8); Paul tells us in the book of Romans chapter six that; For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord; (Romans 6:23).
Now remember that all four of the Gospels of God’s Holy Word gives the order of the events of our Lord Jesus Christ being crucified on the Cross. I believe that by comparing these events of the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. We as born again believers in Jesus Christ might have a better understanding if we read each book about the death and the Resurrection of the only One that can save you from going to Hell which was prepared for the Devil and his angels. I am so glad that Jesus died for my sins, but I just can’t understand why He loves us this much but I know He does. Well there is so much I could say about each of these Great books of the four Gospels. I like them all but I have chosen the book of Mark here; but I believe that the book of John has a more descriptive of these events than all the other books of the gospel.

Below is the book of (Mark 16:1-20). Please read all of the Gospels and learn God’s Holy Word for yourself and learn what He said about your future. Will your future be Heaven or Hell? It is my prayer and hope that you will be in Heaven and I look forward to meeting you there.

1) And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. (Mark 16:1)

2) And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. (Mark 16:2)

3) And they said among themselves, who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? (Mark 16:3)

4) And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. (Mark 16:4)

5) And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. (Mark 16:5)

6) And he saith unto them, be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. (Mark 16:6)

7) But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. (Mark 16:7)

8) And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they anything to any man; for they were afraid. (Mark 16:8)

9) Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. (Mark 16:9)

10) And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. (Mark 16:10)

11) And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. (Mark 16:11)

 12) After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. (Mark 16:12)

13) And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. (Mark 16:13)

14) Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. (Mark 16:14)

15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)

16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:16)

17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (Mark 16:17)

18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:18)

19) So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19)

 20) And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:20)

Now after reading the scriptures about Jesus Christ’s “Resurrection” and the events of that day in the book of Mark. I believe with all of my heart that my Savior Jesus was raised from his death and is alive forevermore. We as Christians should always serve our Lord and each day in the hope that Jesus Christ is coming back very soon to give us a new glorious body and we won’t be sick anymore, because our Savior paid the price for our sins on that old Cross at Mount Calvary.

I am confidence of the hope that I have in my Lord Jesus that He will give us a new home in Heaven. Also I know that He will give us an abundant life with all our needs met in the present, and we will be secure in our eternal home in Heaven forever to be with Him.
We that are saved and believe in our Lord Jesus should always let our light shine so other might see it and maybe those that are lost and don’t know who the Lord Jesus is, then we must tell them all about His saving Grace, and His great Salvation plan.
Then we must tell the Gospel which is the good news and if they call upon His name and repent of their sins to Him and believe upon Jesus Christ, He will save them from that place called hell and give them a new home in Heaven where we will love and serve the only One that is called Jesus Christ because He loved us first.

You can read about the “Resurrection” and the order of the “Crucifixion” events that happened on that day in all four books of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the bible.

  • The first event was the arrival of Jesus at Golgotha in verse thirty-three of (Matthew 15:22); (Luke 23:33); and (John 19:17).
  • The second event was the stupefying vinegar drink is refused by Jesus in verse thirty-four of (Matthew 15:23). (The phrase meaning of the stupefying vinegar drink was a mix of wine and myrrh mixed together and sometimes this was given to those who were in great pain and suffering while they were crucified on the cross).
  • The third event was about Jesus being crucified between the two thieves in verses thirty-five through thirty-eight of (Matthew 15:24-28); (Luke 23:33-38); and (John 19:18).
  • The fourth event, Jesus utters the first cry from the Cross, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do” in the book of (Luke 23:34).
  • The fifth event was the solders parted for His garments in verse thirty-five of (Matthew 15:24); (Luke 23:34); and (John 19:23).
  • The sixth event was the Jews mocking of Jesus in verses thirty-nine through fourth-three in verses (Matthew 15:29-32); (Luke 23:35).
  • The seventh event was the thieves rail at Him, but one thieve repents and believes in Jesus and he was saved in verse fourth-four, (Matthew 15:32); (Luke 23:39-43).
  • The eighth event was His second cry from the Cross, Jesus tells one of the thieve that, “Today shall thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
  • The ninth event was the third cry, of Jesus on the Cross, and He said, “Woman behold thy son,” in (John 19:26-27).
  • The tenth event was the darkness that came upon all the land in verse fourth-five of (Matthew 15:33); and (Luke 23:44).
  • The eleventh event was the fourth cry of Jesus and He said, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me,” in verses fourth-six through fourth-seven in (Mark 15:34-36).
  • The twelveth event was the fifth cry of Jesus and He said, “I thirst”, in verse twenty-eight of (John 19:28).
  • The thirteenth event on the Cross was when Jesus said in “the sixth cry, It is Finished”, in verse thirty of (John 19:30).
  • The fourteenth event on the Cross was His seventh cry, and Jesus said, “Father into thy hands I Commend My Spirit”, in verse (Luke 23:46).
  • The fifteenth event that our Lord Jesus did was that He dismisses His Spirit in verse fifty, (Mark 15:37); (Luke 23:46); and (John 19:50).

Now when our Lord Jesus gave up the Spirit, the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying “Certainly this was a “Righteous man”.

The Devil Alone Wants You to Go to Hell
The lost in Hell, they are saying please don’t come to this place of torment. The real truth of this matter is that there is but one being in the Universe that want’s you go to Hell. Just remember his name is Satan. If you go to Hell it will be your fault, and your fault only. Oh my friend, please don’t listen to Satan’s lies! Then make a decision to give your heart to our Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to save you today. Then you will not have to go to that terrible place called Hell.

  • If you are not saved our God has the power to save anyone that calls upon the name of Jesus Christ and repents of their sins.
  • Now all that are lost need God’s power because we have a problem with sin. The Bible tells us that “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23).
  • Jesus is the way to Heaven and there is no other way. I believe that Jesus Christ is the door, because He said in (John 10:9);” “I am the door”, and by me if any enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Also Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • My Jesus is the only doorway to Heaven, for the Word of God tells us this in the bible. Now I would like to ask you the most important question that you will ever be ask? My question is, who are you trusting for your salvation and who will give you eternal life? If you are trying to enter Heaven some other way than through the way that Jesus has provided? Now if you are then, Jesus said, you are a thief and a robber. Also Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” (John 10:1)
  • There is no other way to get to Heaven. Remember, religion is not the way! The preacher cannot save you and the water baptism is not the way either.
  • If you have a church membership that does not save you. If you are a good person and you are doing good works these things will not save you.
  • The bible tells us in (Acts 4:12); “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” There is nothing you can do to earn salvation or your way into Heaven.
  • “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags,” (Isaiah 64:6). Now only by receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior can you enter into the Kingdom of God.
  • Remember, you can enter the door by asking Jesus to come into your heart and save you. “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12); Now the Word of God tells us, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-10-13);
  • We should always remember that eternal salvation is a free gift to all who will simply receive Jesus Christ into their heart. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • In the book of (Mark 1:15); Jesus said, “repent ye, and believe the gospel”. You must remember that believing the gospel is believing, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4)
  • Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and was resurrected by the power of God for our salvation. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16);

If you are not saved and you want to be sure that you will have an eternal home in Heaven. Then you should pray a prayer like this one. Our Heavenly Father, I admit that I am a sinner and I am going to Hell. Dear God, I know that I cannot save myself. But I repent of my sins and put my faith in the blood that you shed for me on the cross to pay for all my sins. I now accept you as my Lord and Savior and I trust you to take me with you to Heaven. Amen!

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Your, Brother in Christ
Frank Rose

What Kind of Love Does God Give us

God’s Love is an Agape love which is the highest form of love and His love is never ending for us. Now there are many times that love is referred to in the New Testament and most of the references are referred to “His Agape Love”. This is the type of love that the Apostle John speaks about in (John 3:16). This love is totally sacrificial and is committed to the well-being of another. Also this is God’s kind of love. This is a fruit of the Spirit who indwells in us as a believer in Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:22). Now as we look at the fruit of the Spirit in (Galatians 5:22), we as believers in Christ can look at it like this; First, real joy is love enjoying. Second, Peace is love resting. Third, Patience (or longsuffering) is love waiting. Fourth, kindness is love reacting. Fifth, Goodness is love choosing. Sixth, Faithfulness is love keeping its word. Seventh, Gentleness is love being able to empathize. Eighth, Self-control is love being in charge. We should remember that this kind of love is not something we can work upon our own; it is an outflow of the Holy Spirit.

In book of (I John), there are 105 verses about love which is mentioned more than forty times. That’s a lot of verses in such a short epistle about love. With seven words, however, the apostle John summarizes his teaching on this important topic, “We love, because He first loved us.” We love Him because He first loved us, and we love others because He first loved us. Love starts and stops with God. He is the Author. He created it out of His very nature, and He desires that we share and experience this wonderful gift to humankind.

When you think about it, our similarities to God are few. We are not omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent. But God is love, and He wants us to share that attribute with Him and with others. What a marvelous privilege! We are most like God when we love. I think it is interesting to compare the most familiar verse in the Bible with another verse that John wrote. Most people can quote (John 3:16), but look at (I John 3:16): “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

I understand that the numbers or references on the verses are not in the original, but the two 3:16 verses have a complementary message: love gives sacrificially. The world knows little about sacrificial love. In defining love, I needed to provide three different definitions to give the full scope of it. Here in (I John 4:7-8); He tells us that “Love” is the dominant theme of these verses. John addressed his readers here as “Beloved,” then he said let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. Then John said, He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

  • First there are many times that love is referred to in the New Testament and most of the references are referred to “His Agape Love”. This is the type of love that the Apostle John speaks about in (John 3:16). This love is totally sacrificial and is committed to the well-being of another. Also this is God’s kind of love. This is a fruit of the Spirit who indwells in us as a believer in Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:22).
  • The second kind of love mentioned is phileo. This is a brotherly kind of love. The Bible says to “be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another” (Romans 12:10). Furthermore, we are admonished to “let brotherly love continue” (Hebrews 13:1), implying that it can diminish if not watched over and cultivated. This healthy form of love should saturate the body of Christ.
  • The third type of love is eros. This is sensual or sexual love. Though this word is not used specifically in Scripture, it is certainly implied through the admonitions concerning marriage. Although the world has tried its best to distort this and this seems to be the type of love that is written about, sung about, and acted out the most and God invented eros love for the most intimate part of marriage.

I think that sums up the definitions and also gives us the background that John was setting for us. It is amazing that love is so complex we cannot define it easily, and yet John, “that apostle whom Jesus loved,” summarizes it so beautifully by saying, “We love, because He first loved us.”

If I asked you why God created you, what would your answer be? Why were you born? You and I were created so that God could express His love to us and we could respond with love. Because He is love, and because that is His very nature, He wanted an object for His love. So He created man and woman. You and me.

How does God express His love? In many ways, but let’s look at a few.

  • First, God expresses His love through creation. The trees, the lovely flowers, the gorgeous mountains, the bright stars, the moon in all of its stages and these are tangible expressions of His love. I look at the ocean and think, of “The One who makes the tides ebb and flow cares for me”. I climb the mountains in all of their majesty and think, The One who created these is omnipotent in my life. God expresses His love for us through creation.
  • Second, God expresses His love in giving us the freedom to choose. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? It almost seems that He would love us more if He had made the parameters a bit tighter. His love is so great, however, He has given us the freedom to say no. No one wants to be married to a robot. The wonder of love is when a person chooses to love you. He delights when we choose to love Him out of our free will, which in love He gave us. In giving Adam and Eve the free will to choose to sin, He showed a new dimension of His love and He loves willful sinners.
  • Third, God expresses His love by putting us in a family. I love this truth you and I are part of a large family and God is Father, Jesus Christ is our elder Brother, the Holy Spirit is our indwelling Comforter. Beyond that, the body of Christ comprises our brothers and sisters! A woman who is an only child said she loved knowing that she really has siblings, and in reality they are blood relatives. Think of the security, the protection, and the fellowship the family of God affords. Taking church lightly, and attending sporadically, is ingratitude toward the One who put us in a family. It’s akin to refusing to show up for family reunions because we have other things that are more important.
  • Fourth, God expressed His love in sending the Holy Spirit to live within us. He said He was going to send one just like Himself to reside in us. He did not just love us; He empowered us to love Him and others!
  • Fifth, God expresses His love by engineering our circumstances for our good and His glory. Almost everyone can quote (Romans 8:28), but few of us really grab hold of the truth that He loves us enough to make all things work together for good. He is vitally interested and involved in everything that interests or involves us. God expresses His love toward us in being intensely involved in our lives.
  • Sixth, God expresses His love toward us by providing heaven. We had absolutely nothing to do with it. His Son is still busy preparing a place for us, and we get there only by the grace of God.
  • Seventh, God expresses His love toward us by His uninterrupted presence in our lives. One writer put it this way: “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ (Hebrews 13:5). This Presence is there during the death of loved ones; during sleepless nights over a wayward child; during bad results from medical tests; during financial woes. Often the numbness of pain keeps us from sensing His presence, but He is there nonetheless. Each time I listen, I’m sending a message to you and what you say matters; and you’re important to me and I love you.

Now there are days that I felt sad and alone. So I just knelt before the Lord and cried out, to “God, it’s just me again.” In the fog, Jesus whispered to me in His loving way, “I’m here my child”. And I’ll always be here, no matter what.” I couldn’t stop praising Him for His love and presence. I’m sure you could write ways that God has expressed His love to you. But the bottom line is, He expresses His love. His love is not dormant; He actively expresses it day in and day out. Having looked at some of the ways He expresses His love, we need to see what His love is like because He wants us to express that same type of love toward Him and others. What does God’s love look like?

To begin with, His love is perfect. His love is everything it possibly can be. One Sunday morning before coming to church, I knelt down by my bed, struggling in spirit. God said to me in clear way, “My Child, you can trust my perfect love.” I wept with joy. I have clung to that truth ever since. You and I can trust perfect love. And God’s love is absolutely perfect. His perfect love is a gift. We can’t work for it. Every time someone gives a gift and the receiver tries to repay the giver, it is no longer a gift. We could never earn His love, and He gives it out of His very nature. God just can’t help loving you. His perfect love that He gives us is everlasting. We need to memorize this verse: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you” (Jeremiah 31:3). We can do nothing to make God stop loving us. What good news! God’s love never, ever fades. Furthermore, His perfect, everlasting love that He gives the believer is unconditional. Some people were raised-up hearing, “I’ll love you if,” or “I’ll take you back when” There is no if or maybe or fine print or footnotes to God’s love. It is totally unconditional. He never says, “I’ll take you back if you do something right.” But it goes farther. God’s perfect, everlasting love that He gives us unconditionally is a sacrificial love. That is what the Cross is all about: “God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son.” Now God wants us to have this same sacrificial love toward one another. It doesn’t make any difference whether people reject us or not, we still express love toward them. Of course, its supernatural source is the Holy Spirit. If that is not enough, God’s perfect, everlasting, sacrificial, unconditional love that He gives us is immeasurable. The apostle Paul assures us that we are “rooted and grounded in love,” and we need to be “able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height” (Ephesians 3:17–18). Paul also tells us that His love “passes knowledge” (verse 19). I think Paul is indicating that while we need to try to grasp all the ramifications of such perfect love in every sphere, and it is immeasurable; we will never be able to take it all in.

We are called to love God. Jewish men recited the following verse both morning and evening, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). We are to love Him with all of the heart, the seat of the emotions; with all of the soul, the core of personality; with all of our strength, all that is within us; with all of our might, consumed with Him. How do we work that into our daily lives? By obedience. Three times in (John 14), Jesus reminds us that love equals obedience. In essence He says, “Don’t tell me that you love me and choose to put up with sin!” My love is to be evident in instantaneous confession when sin is pointed out. That’s when He is my center of attention and all my emotional energy moves toward Him. But there is more. Not only am I to love God, but I am to love myself. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). The world has corrupted this self-love into the motto, “You got to look out for number one.” The Bible does not teach that. The Bible teaches a healthy love for ourselves because we are His workmanship and worth loving. Do you know how people can tell whether they love themselves? By the way they treat themselves. If they abuse their bodies with alcohol or tobacco or overeating, they are not loving themselves enough to care for their bodies. Satan will say, “You’re not worth loving.” But God said, “You are my workmanship. You are worth My Son’s dying for. You are incredibly valuable.” We need to see ourselves as God sees us. Our sense of self-worth can come not from what others think of us but from what God thinks of us. We are the apple of His eye. Not only are we called to love God and ourselves, but we are also called to love our neighbors. This is perhaps the hardest of the three commands.

In (John 14-17), Jesus emphasized that we are to love others. That is how the world is to know we are Christians. True, some people are more lovable than others, but love is not an emotion; it is a decision. We can choose by our will, with the Holy Spirit indwelling and empowering us, to love. We can ask the most unlovable people, “How can I help you to be all God wants you to be?” The first fruit of the Spirit is love; it is the heart of it all. Some people cannot handle love. They are uncomfortable with affection. Sometime they are so scarred emotionally that they are afraid to be loved. They fear you will expect them to love in return and they are incapable of doing that because of damaged emotions. But genuine agape love doesn’t expect love in return, so love them anyhow. Jesus doesn’t stop with calling on us to love our neighbors. He calls on us to love our enemies as well. This is a supernatural calling, and we must rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the capacity to love them. If love is a feeling, we are all in trouble. Our feelings are fickle and they fluctuate. But the decision to do what is the best for others can be steady, no matter what we feel. When the alarm clock goes off on a cold, rainy morning, we get ready for work whether or not we feel like it. By an act of will, we throw back the covers and put our feet on the floor. Now there are times, loving others demands the same kind of discipline and determination. Remember there is nothing God loves like He loves you.

Remember the story of Peter’s catching fish after Jesus telling him to cast his net on the other side of the boat is a familiar one. After breakfast, however, Jesus and Peter talked. Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him. Jesus knew the answer but He wanted Peter to realize the answer. Jesus asked the first two times, “Peter, do you Love Me?” That is, “Peter, do you love me with sacrificial love?” And Peter answered, “Yes, Lord; you know that I Love you.” In other words, “Jesus, You know that I love you with brotherly love.” The third time Jesus asked, “Peter, do you even Love Me?” And Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, “Feed my sheep”. (John 21:17) Peter never acknowledged in this passage that he loved Jesus with anything more than a friendship kind of love. We need only to read the books of (I Peter and II Peter) to see that Peter had come a long way after this conversation. He later wrote, “And though you have not seen Him, you love Him” (I Peter 1:8). Both epistles are overflowing with love which is agape love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

When God wanted us to know who He is and what He is like, He came in person. God entered time and demonstrated His love through Jesus Christ. We should remember that Jesus our Savior is fully God and fully human. He showed us how to be a loving human, and how to obey God with our lives and also to show love to others. For love to be true, it sometimes has to be velvet and sometimes it has to be steel. Your life without love is empty and meaningless no matter how gifted we are. There’s nothing you can do to get Him to love you and there’s nothing you can do to make Him stop. The creator God is a personal God who loves us. But all creation points us to a loving God, and His love is mostly seen in his Son Jesus Christ. Just remember that his name is Jehovah and that God created all things and His love is never ending.

Now when you open your bible never forget that God loves you. There are two love chapters in the New Testament and they are first Corinthians chapter 13 and first John chapter 4. Jesus said I give you a new commandment that you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love another. One of the most quoted verse in the bible is (John 3:16); and this is about Jesus’ love for the whole world. Now in (John 3:15-16); the Apostle John said, “That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life”. Here John tells us; “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This verse has been translated into more than 1100 languages. This Bible verse tells of the one and only Savior, who loved us with an everlasting love and His name is Jesus. Also this Bible verse recorded in 27 different languages of the world and are understood by more than three-quarters of the earth’s population. Below you will find many scriptures on God’s love. Please take the time to read them and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.

(I John 2:10); “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no occacsion of stumbling in him.”

(I John 4:7); “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

(I John 4:11); “Beloved, if God so loved us we ought to love one another.”

(Romans 13:8); “Owe no man anything but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

(Hebrews 13:1); Let brotherly love continue.”

(Galatians 5:14); “For all law is fulfilled in one word even in this thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.”

(John 13:34); “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

(John 13:35); “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.”

(I Thessalonians 4:9); “But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you; for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.”

(Romans 12:10); “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another.”

(I Peter 1:22); “Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren see that ye love one another with a pure heart feverently.”

(John 15:12); This is my commandment that ye love one another, as I have loved you.

(John 3:16); “For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

(I John 4:19); We love him, because he first loved us.

(Hebrews 6:10); For God is mot unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shown toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

(Revelation 2:19); I know thy works, and love, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

(Ephesians 6:24); Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

(Mark 12:33); And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

(I Timothy 1:5); Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.

(I Timothy 4:12); Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

(II Timothy 3:10); But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience.

Now in (I John 4:7-8); the Apostle John instructs us as, beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. Then John said that He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. I believe that God’s love is unique because His love always finds what is best for others and God’s love benefits those who receive it and for those who witness it. We should remember that God’s love works for God’s values; and His truth, His purpose, His joy, and many more things that we cannot understand.

Remember; if you are not saved our God has the power to save anyone that calls upon the name of Jesus Christ and repents of their sins. Now all that are lost need God’s power because we have a problem with sin. The Bible tells us that, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23). Now you can find the way to Heaven in the book of (Romans 10:9). This scripture in the bible tells us that “If you confess with your mouth, that “Jesus is Lord,” and that you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” We all need to confess our sin and ask God for his forgiveness. When you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord, then this involves an agreeing with God about your sin and your need for Salvation. You must repent of your own personal sins, by doing this you are willing to turn away from the direction in life in which you are going. Now to “believe in your heart” is to place your faith in Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, also you are trusting that Jesus died on the Cross to pay for your sins. But our God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Jesus Christ died for all of us. (Romans 5:8). If you would like to have Salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ, you sincerely pray a prayer like this one; “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need for you to save me right now. Then turn away from your sins and place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life. Then you will have a home in Heaven forever. Amen.”

Now this concludes our Bible Study on the Scriptures of love and always remember that Jesus is the only one who loves you and cares for you in His Holy Word. Remember that everything on this web-site is free. Please pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ,

Frank Rose

Who is this person that is called the Antichrist

1) This bible study I hope will help you understand this person that is commonly referred to as the Antichrist. Now the first thing that we should know about this Antichrist is that he is referred to by several names and titles throughout the bible. Now each of his names provides a glimpse into his diabolical character and his name.

2) The bible portrays the Antichrist as the one coming world leader who will negotiate a new peace treaty with the country of Israel in the last days. The word “Antichrist” appears only in (I John 4:3), (II John 1:7) and (I John 2:16-22). Also the Apostle John indicates that the Antichrist of the apocalyptic era will come in the future. But John also adds that there are many “Antichrists” and false teachers that have already come. I tell you to be careful in what you read and also who you put your faith in. But I will tell you the truth and the truth will set you free and that you should always believe in the Word of God and “His name is Jesus Christ” the one and only Savior of the world because “Jesus was the only one that died on the cross for all of our sins”.

3) The “Antichrist” in (I John 2:18); is a man who will come into the scene at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation. Then this “Antichrist” will also gain world wide power for the last three and a half years of the Tribulation. We as Christians must remember that this “Antichrist” is only the imitator of our Lord Jesus Christ and this “Antichrist” also has many names throughout the bible.

4) Remember the “Antichrist” will not come on the world scene until our Lord Jesus takes His church, back to Heaven, which is the Saints and they will be caught-up, which is called the Rapture to be with our Lord Jesus forever and all eternity.

5) The Antichrist will be the most incredible human leader the world has ever known. He will be a human genius, power and a master of deception, empowered by the “father of lies” (Daniel 11:21). The Antichrist will be promising peace, but he pushes the world into war.

6) Below there are some facts that will identify the “Antichrist” when he comes to power. There is only one per­son in history that will fit every one of these facts. There have been many prototypes, of the “Antichrist”; but there will only be one Antichrist. (Please read the scriptures below.)

  • He will rule the entire world. “And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.” (Revelation 13:7)
  • His headquarters will be in Rome. “The beast, which you saw, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss; and the seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits.” (Revelation 17:12-13)
  • He will rule by deception. “He will become very strong, and will succeed in whatever he does. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior.” (Daniel 8:24-25)
  • He will rise to power in the Last Days. Now later in the time of the wrath; the time of the end and a stern faced king. He is also a master of intrigue and he will arise to power. (Daniel 8:19-23)
  • He will be intelligent and persuasive. “The other Horn, looked more imposing than the others and he had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully.” (Daniel 7:20)

7) There are many other details given in the Bible regarding the Antichrist. Whether he is Jewish or Gentile is not entirely clear. What is clear, however, is that he will control the great bastion of Gentile world power and will extend his control over the entire world, promising to ensure world peace through a series of international treaties, agreements, and alliances. Despite his promises of world peace, he will inevitably plunge the world into the most catastrophic war of all time.

8) The “Beast” and his armies are defeated by the “King of Kings” and the “Lord of Lords” which is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior at the battle of Armageddon. Well for those who would like to know just what happens to the “Beast” which is the “Antichrist” and with him is the false prophet too. For all of those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as the one and only true Son of God, the only savior of the world, remember Jesus has the power to save those that will still call upon His name and repent of their sins. Because God the Father gave Him this power to save the lost before their time runs out for that old Devil wants everyone to burn in Hell with him.

9) This is what happens to those “two great deceivers” which are the “Antichrist” and the “False Prophet” that deceive all men about God and sin during the Tribulation Period in the book of (Revelation 19:20-21). They were conquered by Jesus Christ, who did cast both of them “alive into the lake of fire”. They are the first to be cast into this lake of fire, which is really the eternal hell that God has “prepared for the Devil and his angels” in (Matthew 25:41). Now Satan was bound for 1000 years in the “Bottomless Pit” and shut him up, and set a seal on him. So that he should not deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished.

10) But after these things the Devil must be released for a little while. Satan will be let loose and he will gather his army of rebels one more time and surrounds the city of Jerusalem for one last battle with our Lord God. Then God will sends fire down from Heaven and devours Satan and all of his follows. Satan and his angels and the rest of all unbelievers will be cast into the lake of fire for ever and ever.

11) In the book of Revelations in chapter thirteen the Apostle John tells us all about the beast which is the Antichrist. (Revelation 13:1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Revelation 13:3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast. (Revelation 13:4) And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:5) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  (Revelation 13:6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. (Revelation 13:7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Revelation 13:8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:9) If any man have an ear, let him hear. (Revelation 13:10) He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:11)  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Revelation 13:13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (Revelation 13:14)  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Revelation 13:15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  (Revelation 13:16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  (Revelation 13:17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:18) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The Mark of the Beast is 666. My prayer for anyone that is left behind is please don’t take the mark of this beast or your soul will be eternally lost forever in a place called Hell.

12) Remember my Jesus is the only one that can save you from your sins. Also my Jesus is the only one that died and was “Resurrected” from the grave. Jesus is the only one that can make atonement for your sins because He is the savior of the world. He paid the price by shedding His precious blood for all mankind on the Cross.

13) Jesus did this so that we that were born into sin because of what that old deceiver the Devil did by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This was the temptation and the fall of mankind. Here you can read for yourself the fall and the Promise of Redemption in these verses of (Genesis 3:1-7).

What is the Value of a Human Life

Introduction: It was about three months ago that I meet a new brother in Christ at our church, which is called East-view Baptist Church. His name is Red Butler and his wife is Jewel Butler. Now both of them jointed our little church and they are faithful and our Sunday School Class just loves them both dearly and they take a big part in our class too. After a few months had gone by, the pastor had to go out of town and he ask Brother Red to preach a sermon while he was gone. Well Brother Red had been a pastor for many years before and he stepped up to God’s call and I believe that everyone liked his style of preaching and so did I. After the worship service I ask Brother Red if he had any old sermons that I could post on my web-site for the world to see and read and maybe someone might be under conviction and they might get saved by hearing the word of God. Below is one of his first sermons and I pray that there will be many more to come. P.S. Please be much in prayer for Brother Red and his wife Jewel for the are up in years now and his wife Jewel is very sick.

What is the Value of a Human Life

Written by, Red Butler

Read Text:  (Matthew 16:26);  for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul.

I would like for you to think with me for a little while about, what is a soul worth. I have heard men say that he is not worth a penny. He is not worth the power to blow his brains out. Also I would not give a plug nickel for his life. He is not worth living. Today man doesn’t place any value on a human life. Now if you don’t believe me, just listen to the news, people are killing each other for no reason at all.

What value did our Lord Jesus place on a human life? Listen to the value that Jesus said he is worth. Think about all of these things that God has made for us in the beginning. First God created the Heaven and the earth. God made all the stares, the solar system, the plants, and all the worlds, and the entire world system. Jesus said that he is worth more than all of these put-together, Jesus put it like this.

Jesus said in (Matthew 16:26) for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul.  Why did Jesus put such a value upon a human life? There are some outstanding reasons, and we need to consider them prayerfully.

A Soul is so valuable because of what Man is and because of God’s Purpose for Man.

When God had prepared this earth with all of its living creatures and with all of its swimming life in the seas, and the birds that fly in the air and animals and creeping things that lives upon the earth. God looked upon it and said “it is very good”. But God was not satisfied. Remember God is love, and love an object like unto itself, upon which it can bestow its affection. God was hungering for a family of children. So God said “let us make man in our image and in our likeness”, and so the Scripture says, “In the image of God created he him, male and female”. God said, let us make man in our image and in our likeness; and let them have dominion authority or control over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air. And over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all creeping things that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”. (Genesis 1:26-27)

Now the crowning work of God creation is a being from His own hands into whom, God has breathed the breath of His own life into Adam, and he became a living soul. Below are 8 sayings of love that God ask man to do.

  • He wanted man to have a capacity to love like God.
  • He wanted man to return the love of God.
  • He wanted man to respond to and receive that matchless love of God.
  • He wanted man to have the capacity to think the thought of God.
  • He wanted man to live the life of God.
  • He wanted man to hold fellowship with God.
  • He wanted man to walk in communion with God.
  • He wanted man to live with God.

We see God coming down in the cool of the day to have fellowship with Adam. Here we see a wonderful fellowship between the two. Now would you like to know what was said between the two of them, as they fellowshipped together? Here God’s purpose was that this man should be the lord of creation, and he should reign with Him and share His glory throughout eternity.

And then the unthinkable happen:

Here the Devil stepped in and upset the apple cart, he rob God and cause Adam to turn his back on his loving God. This is why Jesus said, “What does a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Here Adam forfeits the opportunity to share with God, His glory through eternity. Now in a state of Holiness = perfect. He then forfeit his love that he had with God.

Again the reason Jesus placed that value upon a soul was because that soul is to live forever.

It is because of the fact of eternity and the immortality of the soul. The question ask here is, have you ever tried to grasp the thought of eternity and just what eternity means to you? Remember these words that may have been spoken to you or maybe someone in your family in the next paragraph.

Oh, the thought that I shall live somewhere forever and forever and forever. Someone, has said that if a tiny sparrow were to take in its beak a grain of sand from this planet to the moon, and came back to this earth, and it took him one thousand years for a round trip, and he did this until all of the earth was removed. It would just be one day in eternity. Now when we think of a lost soul, it would be lost forever.

Now listen to the cry from Hell. “ And he cried and said Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in tormented in this flame” (Luke 16:24). For two thousand years this man has been pleading for just a drop of water, not a glass full. Now what does it mean? He received no mercy. That is just the beginning, the terrible torture and the awfulness of the fact of Hell. But when you add eternity to the doom of the soul. Then you can understand when Jesus said, “What shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.

If you would get a concept of what it means to be lost, the awfulness of Hell, you must look to Calvary. There is no other place in eternity where you can get a proper conception of what it means for a soul to be lost. For the Son of God to be willing to die in order that you and I can have eternal life. What a terrible price to pay. Yes the Son of God was willing to let His life be an offering for sin.

Now we can see Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. In His agony of soul His sweat as great drops of blood. Hear Him say “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.” For three hours the Son of God prayed that one prayer. He isn’t shrinking from the Cross. His soul is being made an offering for our sins. He is saying, “If there is any other way, Father, if there is any other way, to save a soul let me take that way, but there was no other way. Jesus looked into the face of the Father, and said not my will but thane will be done”. Oh the price God paid to redeem you and me. To keep us from going to Hell.

What would the rich man give to have the chance to kneel one more time, to make it right with God, do you believe that he would do it? Yes, a thousand times yes. Now what would he give to hear these sweet words below?

  • Just to hear one more song of grace.
  • Just to say one more prayer in his behalf.
  • Just to hear one more message, from God’s wonderful book.
  • Just to hear one more invitation.
  • Just to hear one more time to make it right with God.

When you miss that last call from God and you have harden your heart to His Word, then you have made your stand with the Devil and his angels, you are on your way to a place called Hell.

Now we as believers in Jesus Christ, should never forget that Jesus paid the price by shedding His precious blood and that He died willing so that mankind could go free.

Remember, all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. Our Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner. Now I believe that Jesus died for me because of my sins. Jesus I’m sorry for all the wrongs that I have done. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins. I accept your gift of eternal life. Thank you Father for my new life. Now from this day forward I choose to follow you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Note: Now this concludes this bible study in (Matthew 16:26); of the scriptures. Remember everything on this web-site is free. Please pass them on to other people if they have heaped you.

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This is a story of a faithful Father praying always for all of his children

Now before my Mother died she told me that one day Jesus would always be with us because of the Holy Spirit that lives in our hearts and that made an ever lasting impression on my life. Now it was just a few years later that Janice lost both of her parents too. My wife Janice and I had been married for over 52 years now and I Love her more than ever as each day goes by. Both of us love spending time with her sister and husband in Tennessee. Now sense I have retired we go to Pigeon Forge Tennessee every year and during this time all of us just love the Smokey Mountains. We always rent a big cabin somewhere in the mountains because all of us just love the peace and quite and the relaxed time and the view from the back porch is just great. Now I have to tell this cute little story which is about a raccoon that came to visit us when we were at the log cabin in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. It was getting late in the evening on the second night that we were all out on the back porch enjoying the view. Now we had brought with us some payday candies-bars and my sister-in-law dropped a few peanuts on the porch and the raccoon climbed up on the porch and used his little paws to grab the peanuts and eat them. Now make a long the story short, my brother-in-law Leroy made a big mistake, when he started feeding the raccoon that evening because that old raccoon came back for dinner every night and he would not leave until someone gave him his dinner. That old raccoon would lay out there just like a big cat with his front paws stretched out in front of him and his belly flat on that porch just begging for more food. This big boy came every night for more food and this went on for the next four nights that we stayed there. Also we visit the Great Smoke Mountain State Park and we love to watch the wild animals as we drive the Cove trails and sometimes we take a lot of great pictures too. There is a couple of other things that we all in joy and that is eating out at some of the restaurants and also we go shopping at the gift shops while we are in town too. Now when the week is gone by we ask our self where did all the time go. Well we start to pack our belongs that we had purchase on our trip and then finished gathering our things that had been scattered around the log cabin, before preparing to return to our home in Ohio. But before we leave town we stop at one of the Cracker Barrels to eat breakfast. Well as we sit down at one of the tables, the lady comes over to take our order and my wife and I always order a cup of coffee with our breakfast. We were just talking about the usual pleasantries about how good it was to be going home again. Well it was then that I remembered the precious times that I spend at my mother’s kitchen table drinking coffee with her and all the special talks that we had at the old kitchen table too. Now sense Janice and I have been married we have lost both of parents in death and also we have lost two daughters to.

I will always thank our Lord and Savior for that special promise that we all will be together again in Heaven someday soon.

Now I would like to say to all of the unsaved people in every family, please, if you love your children please tell them about Jesus and his good news which is the one and only Gospel. Now all you have to do is confess to God that you are a sinner and repent of your sins and then ask Jesus Christ to save you and He will come into your heart and dwell with you forever and all eternity. I remember when my Mother was alive and all of her 8 children would visit her home at Christmas time every year which was a big trailer in Excello Ohio. My sister Marie would always read the story Christmas every year. Then we would have prayer and thank Him for His Great Salvation Plan and for keeping all us safe and well for another year. Now after Janice and I were married for a few years we had 4 wonderful little girls and we began to spend our Christmas every year with her parents. Well I believe that we spoiled those little girls because when we were growing up we did not have much because times were hard back then as I remember it. One day while we sat around the kitchen table and having a cup of coffee; with our breakfast. As we sat at the kitchen table on that day in late December, my wife and I decided that we were committing our kids to the Lord during those lonely days, asking God’s protection and guidance upon our lives and our four children. We ask the Lord to use us and guide us and teach us in His righteousness way. Then we gave the Lord permission to use our children in any way that He desired, and that we were totally His. Well I remember placing my hand on my wife hand and telling her just how much I loved her and that I would always be faithful to her and how thankful I was that God had made her just for me. Now I believe that if it wasn’t for a merciful God that watches over me and for my wife Janice loving me and praying for God to save me I would not be here to tell this story. Also the prayerful sacrifice of my mother on my behalf that followed me as I made my way in this world in my early years, which ultimately brought me into the Lord’s ministry. Behind all of that there was a desire in my heart to study the bible and after I was saved I just wanted to be a servant in the Lord’s ministry. I have a heart for the things of God now and I believe that it began with my wife and mother’s commitment and prayerful invitation to the Lord to make me His very own child.

Now on December 6th, I began a bible study on the book of “Revelation” in the morning worship services at 8:30 in the morning on the first Sunday of each month. Now the reason that I started teaching this great book of Revelation was that I was hunger for God’s Word. Now my main focus was that all the members and friends at East-view Baptist Church would have a desire to learn more about Heaven; and the home, that they would be spending with our Lord and Savior for all eternity. We finish this bible study about the great book of Revelation and now I believe that some of us have a better understand of this last book of the bible. This bible study only took about four years to finish. Now our next bible study is on the book of Daniel. We are presently in chapter three of this great prophecy book of Daniel. When I finish this book on Daniel we will begin another bible study on the book of John.
Now there are many reasons why those of us who are Christians will commit to the Lord and follow this path of learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Now I would like to take this time; and tell you why; all believers in Christ should pray for the unsaved people. (Now the Apostle Paul tells us that we are to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17). Now it is our job to pray for one for another and in (I Corinthians 14:15) Paul says that I will pray with the Spirit, and pray with understanding also. Remember it is our job to pray for the whole world.

 

Please allow me to take a few lines to list some of them. Twelve Biblical reasons why we should pray:

There Are Twelve Biblical Reasons Why We Should Pray

 

1) Reason:  God (Jehovah) values our prayers.

  •  Now in John’s letter to the churches in Revelation, there is a scene in the fifth chapter where John sees with His own eyes the glory of the living and resurrected Savior as he stands before the throne of God in his regained power and splendor. The relevant portion of the text reads:
  • Then I saw a Lamb (Jesus), looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:6-8).
  • That is a remarkable passage in many respects. But to think that the heart expressions of our lives in prayer like sweet smelling incense in the presence of God is a sobering thought. When our praise, adoration, and petitions leave our hearts, they are treasured by the God who hears them. That is an image we need to hold firmly in our mind. God deeply desires that we would offer the prayers of our hearts to him with words of praise, thanksgiving, petition for our own needs and intercession for the needs of others. God values our prayers.

2) Reason: We are instructed in the Bible to pray. (Matthew 5:44)

  • But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; (Romans 12:12)
  • (James 5:16) the prayer of a righteous be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. A person is powerful and effective.

3)  Reason:  We should follow Jesus’ example, and like Him, pray regularly.

  • (Luke 5:16) But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
  • (Luke 6:12) One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the [whole] night praying to God. And of course you know of the prayers of our Lord Jesus on the evening before his crucifixion. Jesus prayed to the Father that He would be able to complete the work the Father gave Him to do. And the Father answered that prayer.

4)  Reason: Prayer is how we communicate our worship and praise to God.

  • (Philippians 4:6) do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  • (I Thessalonians 5:17) Said; pray continually.

5)  Reason: Through prayer, God allows us to participate in His work on behalf of others.

  • Prayer can heal nations and grant us strength to endure difficulties. Prayer also plays a part in bringing others
    to faith in Christ. You already know the most powerful promise that we have used in times of national prayer:
  • (II Chronicles 7:14) If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
  • (Isaiah 40:29-31) He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
  • Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

6)  Reason: Prayer gives us power over evil.

  • Physical power and strength are of no use in the spiritual realm. Even the physically weak can be strong in prayer:
  • (James 4:7-8) Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

7)  Reason: Prayer is always available to us.

  • Nothing can keep a believer from coming before God. Governments may condemn and forbid God’s Word, but there are no barriers to prayer.
  • (Romans 8:38-39) for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

8)  Reason: Prayer keeps us humble before God.

  • Through prayer we realize that God is in control and we can do nothing apart from Him.
  • (Jeremiah 32:17) “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
  • (John 15:5) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and me in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

9) Reason: Prayer; grants us the privilege; of experiencing; the reality, the presence, and the power of God.

  • (Acts 1:8) but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

10) Reason: Answered prayer has the potential to be an incredible witness to unbelievers.

  • Now skeptics will always have criticisms and doubts regarding answered prayer, but some will see the power of God at work, and as a result, may be drawn to Christ.
  • (Acts 2:42) they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

11)  Reason: Prayer strengthens the bonds among believers.

  • Scripture instructs us to pray for and confess our sins to one another. Through this we learn empathy and understand the needs of others.
  • (Ephesians 6:18) and pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

12) Reason: Prayer succeeds where other means have failed.

  • Prayer is not a last resort, but it can often make a difference where other methods have failed.
  • (Proverbs 3:5-6) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • (Philippians 4:6-7) do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • To his prophet Jeremiah, God revealed His heart–a heart that issues forth in good things for those who love Him:
  • (Jeremiah 29:11-13) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Prayer is commanded in the Scriptures. It is also an amazing privilege. God, the Creator, invites us to come to Him personally to share in a lifestyle of His relationship for all eternity. In prayer, we hear the invitation of God Himself who says, “I long for the pleasure of your company. Won’t you join me?” I pray that we will find ourselves emboldened and willing to do so. I also believe that because a mother is willing to prayed for her children; and all of her love ones faithfully. Then our God will answer her prayers.

Note: I pray that these scriptures have helped your studies and a better under standing of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose

Do you need us to pray for you

Do you need us to pray for you?

If anyone out there would like for this ministry to pray for them or anyone needs prayer just let us know by using our Contact Us link at the bottom of each page and we will put you on our daily prayer list. Now God always answers the prayers of his children. But as we learn to pray, we will learn to discern His answers. It may be yes, no, wait, or maybe my grace is sufficient for you just like He told Paul. Sometimes I ask the Lord to teach me to pray, even as Jesus taught His disciples. Now I can tell you that being a born again believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and accepting Him as my savior was the best experience I ever made in my life. In my Christian life I have had many painful events in my personal life. Two of my terrible event was the death of my two daughters. Also there has been a great many other family members pass on to be with our Lord and savior too. I can say with all my heart and soul, if I did not have Jesus as my personal savior to go to in prayer then I would not have the strength to go on living. Now when we pray to God to answer our prayers, sometimes we do not get the answer that we would like to hear. But our God always knows what is best for us and it has to be His will and not ours. Remember we should always Pray and ask for help from God to always help us to accept His answer; whether it is yes, no, or just wait upon the Lord Jesus Christ.

My heart always goes out to people everywhere that are lost, sick, hungry, homeless, jobless, and hurting or no matter what their needs might be in this world they need our help and Prayers. Now if you need a spiritual touch or just a physical touch from our God or maybe just a healing touch from our Lord Jesus. I believe that if you are a Christian, and a believer in Jesus Christ and if you take your request in prayer and problems to God in prayer. Our God is always just and He will answer your prayers in one way or another. We should always remember that your prayer requests might not be answered the way you want them to be. You should remember that our God is always in control of everything and it has to be His will and not ours, which means that we must wait upon the Him for the right answer to our prayers.

Now we should remember that the disciples had undoubtedly prayed many hours in prayer by the time this exchange occurred. But after watching Jesus pray, they were keenly aware that something was different about the way Jesus prayed. So they said to Him, “Teach us to pray.” In other words, “Let’s start from the very beginning.” First, What does the Bible teach us about prayer? Now here in (Luke 11:1-13); Luke tells us that it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he (Jesus) ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, “teach us to pray”, as John also taught his disciples. And Jesus said unto them, when ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. “Thy Kingdom Come”. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. (Luke 11:2) Give us day by day our daily bread. (Luke 11:3) And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. (Luke 11:4) And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; (Luke 11:5)

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? (Luke 11:6) And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. (Luke 11:7) I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. (Luke 11:8) And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Luke 11:9) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Luke 11:10) If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? (Luke 11:11) Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (Luke 11:12) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (Luke 11:13)

Most young believers say that they don’t know how to begin to pray. This is a typical response to such a question of today. But I tell them it is as easy as someone talking to another person on your telephone. Then your Prayer is just like talking to God.” But you might hear someone say you just don’t learn to pray you just do it. No one can teach another person to pray. It must come from the heart and make sure that you mean every word when you are praying to God.

Now our Lord Jesus took prayer very seriously. His answer gives us the impression that He was just waiting for them to ask. It was a lesson that Jesus had been looking forward to teaching for some time. And much to our surprise, He began by giving them the exact words to say, when you pray, always make Prayer the key for your life in the morning and also in the evening.

Now from there He went on to share several principles on prayer. He taught them to persevere in (Luke 11:5-8). Jesus explained and illustrated the sincere interest the heavenly Father took in the prayers of His children in (Luke 11:11-13). He promised them that their prayers would be heard and answered (Luke 11:9-10).
Now you might ask the question, “Why should I pray?” We as believers should pray because God’s Word commands us to do so, in (I Timothy 2:8). Now our Lord Jesus is a man of prayer because He is setting on the right of God and there our Lord and Savior is making intercession for our prayers to the Heavenly Father on our behalf.
How often should a Christian pray? Now in (I Thessalonians 5:15-23); Paul tells us, in verse 15 to see that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Now you may ask the question, What kind of position should I be in when I pray to our Heavenly Father in prayer?

  • Now the Prophet Nehemiah preferred to stand while he prayed to the King in (Nehemiah 2:4).
  • The Prophet Daniel preferred to kneel when he prayed in (Daniel 6:10).
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ also kneel when He prayed in (Luke 22:41).

Now you may ask the question, what should you pray for and whom? Now you should always pray to God your Heavenly Father. In the Bible there are many names that refers to the one and only true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Just to mention a few names of God; Jehovah, Yahweh, The Great “I Am”. But I did not take the time to look all of His names up at this time, But that could be a good project for your study later on. Now you should remember that there is nothing too small and there is nothing too great for you to pray about. Remember as a praying Christian you should keep a pray list to remind yourself of the things that you need to pray about. Below is an example list of a prayer list that may be helpful to you.

  • Always keep a list of unsaved friends and family.
  • Always keep a list of names of those who are serving our Lord and Savior, such as your church missionaries and Deacons.
  • Always keep a list of your Sunday School Teachers and Pastors.
  • Always keep a list of those who are sick and of those that are in need of a healing touch from God.
  • Always keep a list of people that always need special prayers.

Now remember Prayer is something we learn to do. We are not born knowing how to pray. We are not even born again knowing how to pray. But we as new Christians must learn to pray to God for all of our needs and for others too.

This is the first lesson we should learn as a new believer in Christ and about prayer. And that is that we should always pray according to God’s will. In John’s first epistle he wrote, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (I John 5:14-15).

How can I know that my request is in keeping with the will of God? How will I know that my petition is pleasing to the Father? These are among the most frequently asked questions regarding prayer.

God makes us a threefold promise in (I John 5:14-15). First, He promises to listen if we pray according to His will. Second, He promises that we already possess what we have asked for. Third, He promises that we know that we have the petitions we desire. So when we pray according to His will, He hears us, we have what we ask for, and we know that we have what we asked for. Now we as Christians should always pray to God for boldness and assurance and make our requests known to our God (Jehovah) in our prayer life.

We bring God our requests and expect His answer. But there is a little more to it than that. God puts a condition on His promise. This is the condition that we ask according to His will. Then someone might say, “Oh, that’s the catch.” And in one sense, it is a catch, but it is built in for our safety.

So how do we know when our request is in keeping with His will? When we are not sure, we should do a couple of things. To begin with, we have the freedom to ask Him what His will is (James 1:5). If we really take John’s words seriously, we should probably begin our prayers by asking God how we should pray about any issue. Instead of starting out with a string of requests, we should first seek the mind of God. His will won’t run contrary to what He says in His Word. Also, His will is always in keeping with what is wise.

Now if we still aren’t sure after asking, we can ask the Holy Spirit to make intercession for us as we pray (Romans 8:26). The apostle Paul assures us that when we are stumped and that is, we don’t know God’s will on any matter. But the Holy Spirit will pray through us. And since the Spirit of God knows the mind of God, the Spirit’s prayer is always in keeping with the will of the Father.

There is a barrier to discovering God’s will in a matter is our feelings about what should be done. Sometimes we feel so strongly about something, that we can’t get past our will to find His will! If we feel compelled to pray about a matter, we usually are far from neutral on the subject. We come to God convinced of what He should do.

Now abandonment to God’s will removes some of the emotion attached to the request. It clears our hearts and minds and makes it easier for us to hear. Depending on the nature of the request, it may take a long time to come to the point of neutrality. And there are times when the request is so personal or painful that it may be impossible for us to get to that point. At those times the Holy Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.

When our hearts are clean and we have committed ourselves to obey Him, and yet we have not a clue about what to pray, God takes responsibility for showing us. He may use Scripture, or He may use circumstances. If the request isn’t in keeping with His will, often He will redirect our attention to other interests.

When we go to God in prayer we must come to Him in a humble and broken spirit. Now our prayers must be directed and addressed to Him from our heart and soul. We should make know to God our prayer requests by beseeching our Lord God and by pouring out our soul before the Lord Jesus. We should never give up on praying and seeking God’s will and making supplication for the lost love ones in our families. Always be earnest in prayer and continually praying and crying out to heaven for your prayers to be answered because our God is faithful and just. If your prayers are not answered, when you though they should have been, well don’t get discouraged, God will answer them in His own time frame. Then maybe we should try bowing on our knees in prayer and pouring out our soul before the Lord by seeking our God and make supplications for others in need of prayer and maybe He will draw us nearer to Him. Now prayer must also be offered in the faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that he will fulfill his word, “Ask, and ye shall receive” (Matthew 7:7-8); (Matthew 21:22); (Mark 11:24); (John 14:13-14), and in the name of Christ (John 16:23-24; (John 15:16); (Ephesians 2:18); (Ephesians 5:20); (Colossians 3:17); (I Peter 2:5).

Remember, prayer is something you learn to do. It just like anything else you learn, it takes practice. The more you pray, the easier it will be to discern the voice of God. The easier it will be to know His will. And consequently, your assurance and confidence will grow proportionately.

Another difficult lesson to learn in regard to prayer is to recognize when God has answered the prayer. God answers prayers in one of four ways:

  • Yes.
  • No.
  • Wait.
  • My grace is sufficient.

But in more personal terms, “Yes, child, you may have it”; “No, child, this is not good for you”; “Wait, child, I have something better”; or “My grace is sufficient for you” (II Corinthians 12:9).

When He answers yes, we are prone to shout, “Praise the Lord!” But when He says no, we have a hard time finding reasons to praise Him. Usually, we don’t take “no” for an answer. We keep praying. Or we look for sin in our lives, a reason for His refusal to answer our request. But nowhere in Scripture does it say that God will give us exactly what we ask for every time. God is sovereign. He has the right to say no according to His infinite wisdom.

God says no and wait when it is best for us (Romans 8:28). Oftentimes it is for our protection. Sometimes God wants to answer our prayer, but the timing is not right. If He says wait, we should wait.

The sooner you move from your will to His will, the sooner God will show you what you need to know. Remember, God gives us His Word for obedience, not just consideration. He must be assured that you have submitted yourself completely before He unfolds His plan.

Now are you facing a decision in your life that is too big for you to handle? Are you going though a difficulty that has left you confused and disheartened? God said, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things,
which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). As you seek God’s face and understand who He is and what He is willing and able to do, He will clear away all the mist that surrounds your circumstances. He will show you what to do.

If you are in need of prayer; please send me a note (Frank Rose) by just using our Contact Us link at the bottom of each page of our web site. Now just tell us your prayer request and I will be very discrete about your personal privacy. Then I will put your prayer request on my personal prayer list so that I may pray for your needs in our daily devotions to God about your personal needs. May Jesus Christ; our Lord and Savior grant your needs in prayer if it is His will to do so. I will personally pray for your needs and requests everyday starting at 12 o’clock each day after I read my E-mails. Thank you and may God always bless you.

Now God gave mankind a choice to call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and Save you: then you are on your way to a place called Heaven because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. He paid the price by shedding His Precious Blood and dying there so that all mankind could go free.

Now all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need you Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your Faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. Now by becoming a Christian, this is your first step on that long life’s road of a Spiritual growth and your service to sharing God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) (And His name is Jesus)

What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?

Salvation is simple, but it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ everything so that salvation could be offered to us freely. God has provided salvation on a basis, which permits anyone who can make their own decision to have it.

If salvation could be received on the basic of education, multitudes would be excluded. If eternal life could be had on the basis of wealth, a great number would still be left out. If being saved were dependent upon one’s moral perfection, everyone would fall short. God has made His salvation available on the basis of a personal faith which even a child can exercise. This way everyone is reduced to the same level in the eyes of God and all must come to him on the same terms (Romans 3:9-10) and (Galatians 3:22). Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not, of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Below you will find some scriptures in the book of Romans that can lead you through the Romans road to Heaven. Please take the time to read the questions below and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.

  • Who is good? (Romans 3:10) As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
  • Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
  • Where did sin come from? (Romans 5:12) Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
  • God paid the price for sin. (Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God; is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • We all have a way out. (Romans 5:8) But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • What must I do to be saved? (Romans 10:9-11) That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Did you know that there was a Highway to Heaven and the bible says that there is but one way? (Acts 4:12) The scripture says “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” And that name is Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Yes; there is a highway to Heaven, but you can not find it on a road map. Yes this highway does exist and you can find it in the book of Romans in God’s Holy Bible and it will tell you how to go to Heaven.

This Heavenly road begins in the book of Romans in (Romans 1:16). This verse simply states; “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” For God is our source for our journey to Heaven. God gives power for salvation to all who believe in Him.

We as unbelievers need God’s power because we all have a problem with sin. The Bible says; “For all have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God” in (Romans 3:23). When we talk about the word sin; it just means that we are all born as a sinner by nature. Jesus said to Nicodemus, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) Jesus said to Nicodemus again, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:6)

We all have to work to earn money in this life and so sin earns wages as well. The Bible tells us that God loves all sinners and that is why He has provided a plan of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ for sinners. God tells us that, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. (Romans 6:23)

This highway to Heaven can be found in, (Romans 10:9). The Bible tells us “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Then we need to confess our sins and ask God for forgiveness. We must confess our sins to God and claim Jesus as our Lord and Savior to receive His wonderful salvation. Now by repenting of your sins and turning away from the direction in your life in which you were going. Now to believe in your heart is to place your faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone. We must also trust in Him that He died on the cross to pay for our sins. The scripture tells us that, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

If you are concerned about your soul and were you will spend all eternity at, just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. By becoming a Christian, this is your first step and you are on that long life’s road of a spiritual growth and your service to serving God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This concludes our bible study on why everyone needs prayer in their life.

You’re Brother, in Christ

Frank Rose

God’s City of Refuge

“God’s City of Refuge”
The Jews, in almost two thousand years of dispersion among the nations, have often needed a hiding place to protect them from those who seek to destroy them. The scriptures teach that in the last days after they have returned to the land of Israel they will need a very special hiding place or place of refuge. Why? Satan and the Forces of Darkness will once again make a supreme effort to put an end to the Jewish nation, for all time. This will be especially true during the Great Tribulation, a time frame described in scripture as the time of “Jacob’s Trouble”. I believe the Lord has provided a special hiding place for the Jews living in the land of Israel, and that hiding place is the ancient city of Esau, “the city of Petra”.

In scripture, the biblical names are “Mount Seir” and “Sela”. It is also known as the city of Esau, the capital of the Edomite.

Now the Jewish persecution has been going on for almost two thousand years among the nations of this world. However, in the last days, at the time of the end, the persecution will become so severe the political leaders of Israel will make a pact with the devil in an endeavor to have peace with the Muslim nations of the earth. This peace treaty will be negotiated by a man known in scripture as the “Antichrist”, the soon coming World leader. Now concerning these treaty the world’s political leaders, I believe that will force Israel to accept this peace treaty.

(The scripture records the following):

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (7 years) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” (Daniel 9:27)

During this time frame in history, Israel will be permitted to rebuild the temple on the Temple Mount adjacent to the “Dome of the Rock”. Israel would not endeavor to rebuild the Temple today because of the rage from the entire Muslim world. However, during the reign of the Antichrist, he will control the Muslim rage and animal sacrificial services will be reinstituted. The duration of the treaty will be for seven years. However, in the midst of the week (after 3 ½ years) the Antichrist will break the treaty, and then try to kill every Jew in Israel who does not accept him as the world Messiah.

(The Abomination of Desolation):

If you are a Jew living in Israel, it is very important for you to be able to identify this great sin that the Antichrist will commit during this time frame in history. This great sin is described for us in the following passage.

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:4)

Now if you ever wondered what the prophet Daniel was referring to in (Daniel 9:27), now you know.

When the seven year treaty with Israel is broken, armies of the Antichrist both human and (demonic angels) will move into Israel. With no army to protect them, the Jews only hope of escape is to flee at this time. Concerning this time frame in history, the Lord Jesus Christ gives the Jews of Israel the following instruction.

“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand): Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house. Neither let him that is in the field return back to take his clothes.” (Matthew 24:15-18)

The desecration of the Jewish house of worship will be the signal for the armies to move against Israel. Jerusalem will be internationalized, so beyond a doubt UN troops will be in the city. Please remember, the UN was created for the specific purpose of creating a “One World Global Government”, so beyond a doubt the Antichrist will have a contingent of UN troops inside the city when he commits the “abomination of desolation”. Homes will be pillaged, the women raped. Any Jew caught along the route of the march will be shot. No wonder Christ taught they were to flee to the mountains, without returning home for a change of clothes.

By looking at the map of the Middle East, the Jews will not be able to flee to the west, because only death would await them in the Sinai Desert. And neither will they be able to flee into Lebanon, Egypt, or Syria, as it is from these nations the Antichrist will launch his invasion into Israel. Therefore, their only means of escape will be to the southeast in the rugged mountains east of the Negev Desert, in what is today southern Jordan. It is still a wilderness today, as it was when Moses led the children of Israel through this region over 3,500 years ago. When David fled from Saul, he took sanctuary in Petra. When Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, some Jews escaped to Edom and Petra according to Josephus. When the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., those Jews who escaped fled to the desolate and barren Dead Sea area, including Bozrah and Edom.

In our world today, Israel is attempting to negotiate peace with the Muslims by surrendering land for peace. This is a total waste of time, for it is not the size of Israel that has the Muslims in a rage but the existence of Israel. Sad as it is to say, Israel will never find peace until the return of Israel’s Messiah to the earth.

Jesus Christ and the prophet Daniel were not the only men of scripture that warned Israel concerning this time frame in history. In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet records the following:

“For, lo the days come saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to there fathers, and they shall possess it.” (Jeremiah 30:3)

Thus we know from this passage of scripture, Israel does not exist as a nation and a people in the land that God gave unto their fathers because it is the will of man but because it is the will of God. The prophet goes on to record the following:

“And these are the words that the Lord Spake, concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord; we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. (Jeremiah 30:4-5)

Why does Israel tremble and fear? Because of the following passage.

“Alas! For the day is great, so that none is like it: it is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”, but he shall be saved out of it.” (Jeremiah 30:7)

Why is Jacob having this trouble? The prophet answers this question in the following passage.

“For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of host, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers will no more serve themselves of them:” (Jeremiah 30:8)

When Israel signed a covenant with the Antichrist, the nation became a servant of Satan the Devil. It was never the Lord’s plan for his people to be servants of Satan, but to serve the Lord. Therefore, in this time frame, God is going to break the yoke that the Antichrist has placed on their neck, and burst their bonds, (free them from bondage of Satan), so they can fulfill the following passages.

“But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” (Jeremiah 30:9)

Israel has trusted in the promises of a worthless covenant. Therefore, when the “Abomination of Desolation” takes place, the armies of the Antichrist will swarm across their borders and Israel will not be able to defend itself. As the men of Israel see their wives and daughters raped, killed, mutilated, and their homes and business destroyed, they will come to believe the Lord has forsaken them. This persecution will be the result of a global action committed by a global dictator. For this reason the Lord has provided a city of refuge, a hiding place, for his persecuted people during this time frame in history. Concerning this time frame, the prophet Isaiah gives Israel the following instructions.

“Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, shut thy doors about thee: hide thy-self as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isaiah 26:20-21)

(Thus the Gentile global empire will be destroyed).

We know from scripture their hiding place must be near the land of Israel. Concerning this time frame, Jesus Christ gave the Jews the following warning and instruction in preparation for their flight.

“And woe to them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the Sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect (Israel) sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:19-22)

The city of Petra lies 140 miles southeast of Jerusalem. Now this is one of the most rugged mountainous areas in the world, with mountains over 5,000 feet high in the Petra area. The highest point in Israel is 3,900 feet and easily accessible by auto travel. This is not the case with the mountains of southern Jordan, as there are only narrow winding paths through this mountainous area leading to the city of “Petra”. Reaching these mountains would be fairly easy for Jews living south of Jerusalem in the Negev Desert area of Israel. Today Israel has a population of over 6 million Jews, with over a million of them living in southern Israel with easy access to the mountains of southern Jordan.

(The Prophecy Fulfilled):

In scripture the following is recorded concerning the power of the Antichrist.

‘And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)

Nevertheless, there will be one nation that will escape the control of the Antichrist, and that nation is the modern day nation of Jordan, that lies east of Israel. We read about Jordan’s great escape in the book of Daniel, where the following is recorded.

“He shall enter also into the glorious land, (Israel) and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.” (Daniel 11:41)

In Daniel’s day there were three countries in this region of the world. There was “the land of Ammon”, “the land of Moab”, and “the land of Edom”. These three countries today comprise the modern day nation of Jordan.

Now in 1921 when “Winston Churchill” drew a line on the map of the Middle East thereby creating the modern day nation of Jordan, he made the following proclamation. Israel would have no authority over the land east of the Jordan and Dead Sea area. Did he realize he was fulfilling prophecy. One has to wonder!

Not all Jews will escape to the mountains and enter the city of refuge establish for them by God. The percentage that will live to find this refuge is recorded in the following passages.

“And it shall come to pass that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine him as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say the Lord is my God.” (Zechariah 13:8-9)

Once the Jews reach the wilderness in the mountains of Edom, they will be supernaturally protected from attack by the Lord. This protection will last for (3 ½ years). In addition, the Lord will provide them with food (nourishment) during this time frame in history. Although Satan will attempt to destroy them, his attack will not succeed.
The passages of scripture that best describe this time frame in history are recorded as follows:

“And the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days.” (3 ½ years) (Revelation 12:6)

Once again we have scriptural proof the Lord will provide for their welfare during the last three and one half years of the tribulation.

(Satan’s Attack on the Remnant):

(This attack is described in the following passages).

“And when the dragon (Satan) saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) that brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished (feed) time, times, and half a time, (3 ½ years) from the face of the serpent. And the serpent (Satan) cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” (Revelation 12:13-16)

Satan’s attack against the woman (Israel) fails. However, the Jewish remnants that make it to the City of Refuge are going to be a special breed of Jews, for scripture records the following:

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, (Israel) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)

From this passage we know that the remnants are going to be Christian Jews. Sequence of Events:

(The War against Gog):

This is “World War 3”, the Russian invasion of the Middle East. This invasion will be a Muslim invasion. Please remember, 13 of the 15 republics of the former Soviet Union are Muslim Republics. In addition, Russia and the Ukraine also have a large Muslim population, while the leaders of government are secular humanist. All the Muslim nations of the Middle East and Northern Africa will be Russian allies during this invasion. The most prominent are Persia- (Iran) Ethiopia, Libya, and Turkey. Read (Ezekiel 38:5-6). When this war is fought, it will take the personal intervention of Almighty God to keep Israel from being wiped off the map. God’s personal intervention is recorded as follows:

“Therefore, thou son of man, prophecy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshach- (Moscow) and Tubal- (Siberia): And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. (What is referred to in this passage are the weapons of war). Thou shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beast of the field to be devoured. Thou shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 39:1-5)

Today, the Muslims are in a rage and entire Middle East is in a state upheaval. They are also raging across the continent of Europe and in the Republics of the former Soviet Union. Why? The political and military alignment that will set the stage for the fulfillment of these passages of scripture is taking place in our world today. Do not be misled by and social, political, economic, religious, or military disagreements that exist in the Muslim world today. Why? The one thing that all Muslims agree on is their hatred for the nation of Israel. Most other nations in the world have joined them in this global hatred. Only the Bible Believing Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, has managed to contain the rage of the Muslims in America. I shutter to think what will take place in America, when this church is taken out of the way.
When this war is fought, the Muslim nations will put aside all personal disagreements in their endeavor to destroy Israel. Other UN nations will join them in this endeavor. Caution: Please do not associate this war with the Battle of Armageddon. There will be a seven year span of time between the two battles.

How many Jews will remain alive in the land of Israel, after the War against Gog is fought, only the Lord knows. However the one thing I do know, this war will be fought either just before, or immediately after, another historical event takes place known in scripture known as the “Rapture” of the Believers. This Biblical and Historic event is recorded in the following passages.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

This event will take place in the fall of the year, at the close of the Jewish Feast of Trumpets. It will be comprised of both Jewish and Gentile believers: In scripture it is recorded as follows:

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die) but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (I Corinthians 15:51-52)

Do not confuse this event with the Second Coming of Christ. When this event takes place, Christ is only coming as far as the clouds in the air. He is not returning to establish his millennial reign on the earth at this time.

With the Rapture of the believers, the stage is now set for the coming of the “One World Global Dictator”,(the Antichrist) to take his place on the world stage. With Israel devastated by the war recorded in (Ezekiel 38-39), he immediately signs a peace treaty with Israel, guaranteeing her security for a period of seven years. The signing of this treaty will usher in the seven year tribulation period.

With the beginning of the tribulation, the Lord will have “Enoch” and “Elijah” return to the earth and prophecy during the first (3 ½ years) from the city of Jerusalem. These are the Lord’s two witnesses on the earth, during this time frame. You can read the story of these two witnesses in (Revelation 11:1-12). These are the only men who ever lived on the earth that never knew a physical death.

Now, I know some men teach these two witnesses are “Moses” and “Elijah”. However, this cannot be true because of the following passage of scripture. But regardless to whosoever these two witnesses may be only our God knows and it will be alright with me whether it is (Moses) or (Enoch).

“And as it has been appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27)

Nowhere in scripture does it teach, that any who ever lived on the earth must die twice. Furthermore, concerning Moses, we are informed of the following in scripture.

“So Moses the servant of the Lord died in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he (the Lord) buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth his sepulcher (grave) unto this day.” (Deuteronomy 34:5-6)

The scriptures do not contradict each other. It is the teachings of men that contradict the scriptures. Please remember, as you study Revelation chapter 11, these two witnesses are going to die, for scripture records the following:

“And when they had finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, (Jerusalem) which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” (Revelation 11:7-8)

With the death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven of the Lord’s two witnesses, the stage is now set for the abomination of desolation to take place. Read once again (II Thessalonians 2:4). This will be the signal for the remnant to flee into the wilderness of Edom. How many Jewish believers will be in the land of Israel, during this time frame in history, I know not, but the Lord knoweth. Therefore, whatever their number, the Lord will protect and sustain them during the last (3½ years) of the tribulation. “Praise the Lord”!

Today, if you are a Bible Believing Christian, you should do everything humanly possible to support the nation of Israel and the Jewish people during the current time frame in history. This is especially true as it pertains to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Why? In scripture the following is recorded.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (nations). (Romans 1:16)

As we rapidly approach the end of the last days, we should put the Jew first where the gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned. We can do this most effectively, by financially supporting Christian ministries who are proclaiming the gospel to the Jew. In scripture the following is recorded.

“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)

It was the Jews that gave the world the great gift of salvation. As we approach the time of the end, we must endeavor to return to the Jew, that which in the beginning they gave to each of us. The problem in much of the church world today, we have forsaken our Jewish roots.

(Signs of His Coming):

“And as he sat upon the “Mount of Olives”, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when these things shall be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the (age)- world?” (Matthew 24:3)

(Christ answered as follows):

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and their shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places.” (Matthew 24:7)

The earth has always been plagued by earthquakes. However, as we approach the time of the end, these earthquakes are going to increase in frequency and intensity as we draw ever closer to the second coming of Christ. Therefore, please consider the following:

(The Earthquakes):

The number of major earthquakes that has hit the earth in the past few years is almost beyond belief. In this writing we will examine only the most recent ones.

For the past ten years, a series of earthquakes has taken place inside the “Arctic Circle” measuring (1.9 to 8.9) on the Rector scale. These earthquakes are taking place almost on a daily basis. These earthquakes are heating up the waters of the “Arctic Ocean” to such an extent they are causing the Polar Ice Caps to Melt. Due to the melting of the Ice Caps inside the “Arctic Circle”, the “Arctic Ocean” became navigable for the first time in recorded history, (for a period of two weeks) in August, 2008.

The environments, led by Al Gore, are trying to convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer due to the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore, they say, the burning of these types of fuels will cause the Polar Ice Caps to melt. However, history records the teachings of the environments are not true, as winters of 2007-2011 were some of the coldest winters in recorded history.

My answer to the teachings of the environments is recorded in the following passage.

“While the earth remained, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)

It goes without saying, none of the earthquakes taking place inside the “Arctic Circle” are reported by the News Media. Why? It goes against the teachings of the global environments. How can we convince the world that the earth is becoming progressively warmer, if the Polar Ice Caps are being melted by under sea, earthquakes.

1) The first major earthquake repotted by the news media hit New Zealand in July, 2009. It measured 7.8

2) The next hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. It measured 7.0.

3) The next hit Chile in March, 2010. It measured 8.8.

4) The next hit China on April 14, 2010. It measured 7.1.

5) The next hit New Zealand on September 29, 2010. It measured 6.4.

6) The next hit Chile January 2, 2011. It measured 7.1.

7) The next hit Chile February 11, 2011. It measured 7.0.

8) The next hit New Zealand February 22, 2011. It measured 6:3.

All of these earthquakes were major earthquakes, causing hundreds and sometime thousands of human lives, and causing millions of dollars in damages.

9) And last but not least, the next hit Japan on March 11, 2011. It measured 9.0, triggering a Tsunami, followed by a Nuclear Meltdown. No one knows at this time what the final death count will be, but the economic impact will run into the billions of dollars. We need to pray for this devastated country and its people, as they struggle to recover from the greatest natural disaster in Japan’s history.

10) There has been at least 16 more earthquakes hit the country of Japan in the last 2 months that measured 4.5 to 7.0 on the Rector scale.

These are but a few of the major earthquakes that have hit the earth in the past few months. As you can plainly see, they are indeed increasing in frequency and intensity, as we draw ever closer to the “Second Coming of Christ”. “These quakes are indeed signs of his Coming”.

Jesus Christ, was not the only one that warned man of increasing earthquakes in the last days. These earthquakes point to the Coming Tribulation Period. Concerning this time frame the prophet Isaiah records the following:

“Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of host, and in the day of his fierce anger.” (Isaiah 13:13)

Consider the following: – The earth’s magnetic pole shift caused Tampa airport officials on January 6, 2011, to close the primary runway at Tampa airport. The runway remained closed until January 13. This pole shift forced the airlines to recalibrate their GPS systems to compensate for the shift. During this time frame, thousands of birds were plummeting to the earth, and fish were dying by the hundreds of thousands all over the world. With runways at airports being closed, fish dying by the hundreds of thousands, and birds falling out of the sky, can anyone doubt, the Lord is indeed shaking both heaven and earth just as Isaiah prophesied?

The great unanswered question is this: Did the pole shift trigger the earthquakes, or did the earthquakes trigger the pole shift? You tell me!

(The Coming California Quake):

A friend of mine in Arizona sent me an email, informing me of a Fox News interview of Geologist Jim Berkland. He is predicting a Major Quake will hit California on March 19th,
20th, or 21st. This quake could measure as high as 10.1, and will happen on the day of highest tide, full moon, and equinox, which will take place this weekend. I have no idea if Mr. Berland is right in his prediction. However, if he is, we won’t have long to wait. Even if Mr. Berkland is wrong, does not mean California has escaped this clear and present danger.
After the quake that has just hit Japan, a quake hitting California would come as no surprise to me. Sooner or later, The Ring of Fire will have to come full circle. All experts agree, that sooner or later, the big one will hit California. If it does measure 10.1, the devastation could easily surpass Japan, and we too could be confronted with a Nuclear Meltdown or crisis. California has several Nuclear Power Plants built within a few miles of the coast. Will these nuclear plants be able to withstand a major quake like the one that hit Japan? Only time will tell!

(The Road Map to Peace):

Ever since the days of the Carter administration, and continuing on through the Obama administration, the Federal government has planed to create a Palestinian State inside God’s Holy Land. The plan consists of dividing the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, thereby creating a Palestinian state. “President George W. Bush” gave this peace plan a name, and called it the “Road Map to Peace”.

In September 2011, the “UN”, “EU”, Russia, and the United States plan to have a “UN vote” on the creation of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. If the United States votes in favor of this resolution, this will mark this nation for judgment. Why? Scripture teaches the following:

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, (that’s the Muslims) when they shall be in siege both against Judah (that’s the West Bank today) and Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: (that’s the nations of this world at large) all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3).

The ambassadors to the United Nations had better heed this warning. This is especially true for America, for we are the authors of the Road Map.

For the sake of our nation, I’m asking all that read this writing to join me in prayer. Please pray, that our UN ambassador does not vote in favor of this resolution.

For a Bible Believing Christian, we live in one of the most exciting time frames in all of history. Many ancient prophecies are being fulfilled in our world today, and all of them point to the soon coming of our Lord. Until that day, please join me in prayer, by fulfilling the following passage of scripture in your personal life.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.’ (Psalm 122:6)

This first part is about “God’s City of Refuge” and is written by “Ralph Tankersley” and he wants to warm all of the unbelievers about the terrible times that are coming soon.
In the service of our Lord,
Ralph Tankersley

“If the Lord Jesus Would Come Today Where Would You Spend Eternity At?”
I would like to ask you a question about the condition of “your Soul”. If you were to die before this day comes to an end; “where would your Soul spend eternity? Now this is probably the most important question in your life. Would you like to ask Jesus to save you now? If so just keep on reading and the next few verses will tell you how to be saved.
Now all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your Faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. Now by becoming a Christian, this is your first step on that long life’s road of a Spiritual growth and your service to sharing God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1)Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

2)Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) (And His name is Jesus)

(What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?)

We as Christians should remember that Salvation is simple, but it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ everything so that salvation could be offered to us freely. God has provided salvation on a basis, which permits anyone who can make their own decision to have it. If salvation could be received on the basis of education, multitudes would be excluded. If eternal life could be had on the basis of wealth, a great number would still be left out. If being saved were dependent upon one’s moral perfection, everyone would fall short.

God has made His salvation available on the basis of a personal faith which even a child can exercise. This way everyone is reduced to the same level in the eyes of God and all must come to him on the same terms (Romans 3:9-10) and (Galatians 3:22). Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not, of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast”. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Below you will find some scriptures in the book of Romans that can lead you through the Romans road to Heaven. Please take the time to read the questions below and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.

1) Who is good? (Romans 3:10); as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.

2) Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23); for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

3) Where did sin come from? (Romans 5:12); Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

4) God paid the price for sin. (Romans 6:23); for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

5) We all have a way out. (Romans 5:8); But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

6) What must I do to be saved? (Romans 10:9-11); that if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved.

7) For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
The main reason or purpose is to tell the Gospel and to warn all people of their destination of their souls. Also as believers in Christ we want to help all people hear the Good News of Jesus whether they are saved or lost. Now by studding God’s Holy Word we can have a better picture of Heaven and Hell. Also it is my prayer and hope that everyone can understand a little more about their new home in Heaven and of what God’s future plan is and what He has in store for them for all eternity.

Now just what is God’s future plans are for all mankind? Now some people just shake their heads and are scared to what the future holds for them. They say that they can not read this book and understand anything that the Scriptures are saying to them. So I have tried to outline each of the verses with the help of the Holy Spirit so that anyone; whether you are a believer in Jesus Christ (Saved) or an unbeliever (lost) and don’t know who our Savior Jesus Christ is. It is my prayer and hopes that when you try to read and study the Holy Bible you will just let the Holy Spirit lead you in His truth and spirit.

Now remember that God loves you and this Book is about your future and where everyone will spend the rest of their life. Now as a Christian I am concerned about your soul and where you will spend all eternity at. So just remember that we all have two choices in this life and the first one is that you should realize that you are a sinner and on your way to a place called Hell because of your “unbelief” in Jesus and His finish Works on the Cross. The second choice is that then you call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and Save you: then you are on your way to a place called Heaven because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. He paid the price by shedding His Precious Blood and dying there so that all mankind could go free.

This salvation message is written by “Frank Rose” and I hope that this letter about God’s Salvation Plan will help open your eyes to God’s will. I believe that we are living in the last day and our Lord and Savior can come any moment now.

You’re Brother in Christ
Frank Rose

Twelve Biblical Reasons Why We Should Pray

This was in my church newsletter and I asked to reprint it. It is written by Rev. Dennis Metzger from First Baptist Church of Hamilton Ohio. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Twelve Biblical Reasons Why We Should Pray

It was one of those brief conversations that make a lasting impression. Ruth and I had been married a few years, and we were spending a few days with my family in Akron during the Christmas holidays. As we had finished gathering our things that had been scattered around the house, preparing to return to our home in Michigan, we sat down with a cup of tea at my mother’s kitchen table. We were just speaking the usual pleasantries about how good it was to be home, and thanking her for her hospitality, that she told us something I had never heard before. Read on…

Some of you may remember that my parents were divorced when my sister and I were still in our elementary school. Dad had been gone for a few years before my mom remarried, adding a new sister and brother a few years later. Mom held our family together during those interim days, and I look back on her efforts with much appreciation and admiration. One of Mom’s concerns, of course, was the welfare of my sister, Cathie, and me. It is during such times of uncertainty and insecurity that most of us fall on our knees before the throne of grace asking for wisdom and help from the One who provides both with abundance and much love…

That is the back-story. As we sat at the kitchen table on that day in December, Mom told us that she had committed her kids to the Lord during those lonely days, asking God’s protection and guidance upon our lives. She said she gave the Lord permission to use her son in any way that He desired, and that I was totally His–100%. I remember placing my hand on hers, telling her that I had not known that story before, and how thankful I was for her willingness to offer me to the Lord. I believe that it was this prayerful sacrifice of my mother on my behalf that followed me as I made my way in this world in my early years, which
ultimately brought me into the Lord’s ministry.

I could have gone any number of directions in college. I began with an interest in English lit and grammar; focused my studies in the sciences with a B.S. in Biology, and could have easily taken that major into the public classroom. I spent time substitute teaching my last year after finishing up my final few hours. But behind all of that was a desire to study theology and the Lord’s ministry. I have a heart for the things of God, and believe that it began with my mother’s commitment and prayerful invitation to the Lord to make me His very own.

On April 18th, I began a new series in the morning worship services entitled, The Great Adventure. The focus is that the members and friends of First Baptist would become a people who understand the value and necessity of committed personal prayer. There are many reasons why those who are committed to the Lord should follow this path. Allow me to take a few lines to list them. Twelve Biblical reasons why we should pray:

1. Reason #1: God values our prayers.

In John’s letter to the churches in Revelation, there is a scene in the fifth chapter where John sees with His own eyes the glory of the living and resurrected Savior as he stands before the throne of God in his regained power and splendor. The relevant portion of the text reads:

Then I saw a Lamb [Jesus] , looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders…He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Rev 5:6-8).

That is a remarkable passage in many respects. But to think that the heart expressions of our lives in prayer are like a sweet-smelling incense in the presence of God is a sobering thought. When our praise, adoration, and petitions leave our hearts, they are treasured by the God who hears them. That is an image we need to hold firmly in mind. God deeply desires that we would offer the prayers of our hearts to him–words of praise, thanksgiving, petition for our own needs; intercession for the needs of others. God values our prayers.

 

2. We are instructed in the Bible to pray..

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you;

Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

James 5:16 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

 

3. We should follow Jesus’ example, and like Him, pray regularly..

Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the [whole] night praying to God.

And of course you know of the prayers of our Lord Jesus on the evening before his crucifixion. Jesus prayed to the Father that He would be able to
complete the work the Father gave Him to do. And the Father answered that prayer.

 

4. Prayer is how we communicate our worship and praise to God.

Philip. 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1 Thes. 5:17 pray continually.

5. Through prayer, God allows us to participate in His work on behalf of others.

Prayer can heal nations and grant us strength to endure difficulties. Prayer also plays a part in bringing others
to faith in Christ. You already know the most powerful promise that we have used in times of national prayer:

2 Chron. 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

6. Prayer gives us power over evil.

Physical power and strength are of no use in the spiritual realm. Even the physically weak can be strong in prayer:

James 4:7-8 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

7. Prayer is always available to us.

Nothing can keep a believer from coming before God. Governments may condemn and forbid God’s Word, but there are no barriers to prayer.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

8. Prayer keeps us humble before God.

Through prayer we realize that God is in control and we can do nothing apart from Him.

Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

 

9. Prayer grants us the privilege of experiencing the reality, the presence, and the power of God.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the
ends of the earth.”

 

10. Answered prayer has the potential to be an incredible witness to unbelievers.

Skeptics will always have criticisms and doubts regarding answered prayer, but some will see the power of God at work, and as a result, may be drawn to Christ..

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

11. Prayer strengthens the bonds among believers. Scripture instructs us to pray for and confess our sins to one another. Through this we learn empathy and understand the needs of others.

Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

12. Prayer succeeds where other means have failed.

Prayer is not a last resort, but it can often make a difference where other methods have failed.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To his prophet Jeremiah, God revealed His heart–a heart that issues forth in good things for those who love Him:

Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Prayer is commanded in the Scriptures. It is also an amazing privilege. God, the Creator, invites us to come to Him personally to share in a lifestyle of relationship.
In prayer, we hear the invitation of God Himself who says, “I long for the pleasure of your company. Won*t you join Me?” I pray that we will find
ourselves emboldened and willing to do so.

Because a mother prayed…Pastor

How to read the whole Bible through in one year

I would like to share with all new believers a bible reading plan that will help you learn God’s Holy Scriptures. Did you know that God’s Spirit works in the heart of all believers? This same Holy Spirit will help you grow in Grace and knowledge of God’s Holy Word by reading it. He will also help you understand His love for Him and why Jesus had to die for your sins on the cross. If you have not been saved, all you have to do is call upon the name of Jesus and ask Him to save you. Then you must repent and confess your sins to God and He will cleanse your soul. I am a born again believer in Christ our Lord and Savior and even though each of us are made different from each other in a lot of ways. This I do know that we as believers have a bond of love that comes from belonging to the family of God because we all have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It is this bond of great love in our hearts for our Savior that we all have that links us together throughout all eternity in Jesus Christ. I ask you to remember one scripture in the bible and keep it in your heart as your own personal testimony. The Bible teaches that there is “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven, among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

“How to Read the Whole Bible Through in One year”

A) Reading Schedule For the month of January:
1) Genesis Chapters 1-3 and Matthew Chapter 1
2) Genesis Chapters 4-6 and Matthew Chapter 2:1-12
3) Genesis Chapters 7-8 and Matthew Chapter 2:13-23
4) Genesis Chapters 9-11 and Matthew Chapter 3
5) Genesis Chapters 12-14 and Matthew Chapter 4:1-11
6) Genesis Chapters 15-17 and Matthew Chapter 4:12-25
7) Genesis Chapters 18-19 and Matthew Chapter 5:1-16
8) Genesis Chapters 20-22 and Matthew Chapter 5:17-48
9) Genesis Chapters 23-24 and Matthew Chapter 6:1-18
10) Genesis Chapters 25-27 and Matthew Chapter 6:19-34
11) Genesis Chapters 28-29 and Matthew Chapter 7:1-14
12) Genesis Chapters 30-31 and Matthew Chapter 7:15-29
13) Genesis Chapters 32-33 and Matthew Chapter 8:1-17
14) Genesis Chapters 34-36 and Matthew Chapter 8:18-34
15) Genesis Chapters 37-38 and Matthew Chapter 9:1-26
16) Genesis Chapters 39-40 and Matthew Chapter 9:27-38
17) Genesis Chapters 41-42 and Matthew Chapter 10
18) Genesis Chapters 43-45 and Matthew Chapter 11:1-19
19) Genesis Chapters 46-47 and Matthew Chapter 11:20-30
20) Genesis Chapters 48-50 and Matthew Chapter 12:1-21
21) Exodus Chapters 1-2 and Matthew Chapter 12:22-50
22) Exodus Chapters 3-4 and Matthew Chapter 13:1-23
23) Exodus Chapters 5-7 and Matthew Chapter 13:24-58
24) Exodus Chapters 8-9 and Matthew Chapter 14:1-21
25) Exodus Chapters 10-11 and Matthew Chapter 14:22-36
26) Exodus Chapters 12-13 and Matthew Chapter 15:1-20
27) Exodus Chapters 14-15 and Matthew Chapter 15:21-39
28) Exodus Chapters 16-18 and Matthew Chapter 16:1-12
29) Exodus Chapters 19-21 and Matthew Chapter 16:13-28
30) Exodus Chapters 22-23 and Matthew Chapter 17:1-13
31) Exodus Chapters 24-26 and Matthew Chapter 17:14-27

B) Reading Schedule For the month of February:
1) Exodus Chapters 27-28 and Matthew Chapter 18:1-20
2) Exodus Chapters 29-30 and Matthew Chapter 18:21-35
3) Exodus Chapters 31-32 and Matthew Chapter 19:1-15
4) Exodus Chapters 33-34 and Matthew Chapter 19:16-30
5) Exodus Chapters 35-36 and Matthew Chapter 20:1-16
6) Exodus Chapters 37-38 and Matthew Chapter 20:17-34
7) Exodus Chapters 39-40 and Matthew Chapter 21:1-22
8) Leviticus Chapters 1-3 and Matthew Chapter 21:23-46
9) Leviticus Chapters 4-5 and Matthew Chapter 22:1-14
10) Leviticus Chapters 6-8 and Matthew Chapter 22:15-46
11) Leviticus Chapters 9-10 and Matthew Chapter 23
12) Leviticus Chapters 11-13 and Matthew Chapter 24:1-31
13) Leviticus Chapters 14-15 and Matthew Chapter 24:32-51
14) Leviticus Chapters 16-18 and Matthew Chapter 25:1-30
15) Leviticus Chapters 19-20 and Matthew Chapter 25:31-46
16) Leviticus Chapters 21-23 and Matthew Chapter 26:1-35
17) Leviticus Chapters 24-25 and Matthew Chapter 26:36-56
18) Leviticus Chapters 26-27 and Matthew Chapter 26:57-75
19) Numbers Chapters 1-2 and Matthew Chapter 27:1-31
20) Numbers Chapters 3-4 and Matthew Chapter 27:32-66
21) Numbers Chapters 5-6 and Matthew Chapter 28
22) Numbers Chapters 7 and Mark Chapter 1:1-15
23) Numbers Chapters 8-10 and Mark Chapter 1:16-45
24) Numbers Chapters 11-12 and Mark Chapter 2:14-28
25) Numbers Chapters 13-14 and Mark Chapter 2:1-15
26) Numbers Chapters 15-16 and Mark Chapter 3:1-12
27) Numbers Chapters 17-18 and Mark Chapter 3:13-35
28) Numbers Chapters 19-21 and Mark Chapter 4

C) Reading Schedule For the month of March:
1) Numbers Chapters 22-24 and Mark Chapter 5:1-20
2) Numbers Chapters 25-26 and Mark Chapter 5:21-43
3) Numbers Chapters 27-29 and Mark Chapter 6:1-13
4) Numbers Chapters 30-31 and Mark Chapter 6:14-32
5) Numbers Chapters 32-33 and Mark Chapter 6:33-56
6) Numbers Chapters 34-36 and Mark Chapter 7:1-23
7) Deuteronomy Chapters 1-2 and Mark Chapter 7:24-37
8) Deuteronomy Chapters 3-4 and Mark Chapter 8:1-10
9) Deuteronomy Chapters 5-6 and Mark Chapter 8:11-26
10) Deuteronomy Chapters 7-9 and Mark Chapter 8:27-38
11) Deuteronomy Chapters 10-11 and Mark Chapter 9:1-13
12) Deuteronomy Chapters 12-14 and Mark Chapter 9:14-29
13) Deuteronomy Chapters 15-17 and Mark Chapter 9:30-50
14) Deuteronomy Chapters 18-20 and Mark Chapter 10:1-16
15) Deuteronomy Chapters 21-23 and Mark Chapter 10:17-31
16) Deuteronomy Chapters 24-26 and Mark Chapter 10:32-52
17) Deuteronomy Chapters 27-28 and Mark Chapter 11:1-11
18) Deuteronomy Chapters 29-30 and Mark Chapter 11:12-33
19) Deuteronomy Chapters 31-32 and Mark Chapter 12:1-12
20) Deuteronomy Chapters 33-34 and Mark Chapter 12:13-27
21) Joshua Chapters 1-2 and Mark Chapter 12:28-44
22) Joshua Chapters 3-4 and Mark Chapter 13:1-13
23) Joshua Chapters 5-6 and Mark Chapter 13:14-37
24) Joshua Chapters 7-8 and Mark Chapter 14:1-11
25) Joshua Chapters 9-10 and Mark Chapter 14:12-31
26) Joshua Chapters 11-12 and Mark Chapter 14:32-52
27) Joshua Chapters 13-15 and Mark Chapter 14:53-72
28) Joshua Chapters 16-18 and Mark Chapter 15:1-15
29) Joshua Chapters 19-20 and Mark Chapter 15:16-39
30) Joshua Chapters 21-22 and Mark Chapter 15:40-47
31) Joshua Chapters 23-24 and Mark Chapter 16

D) Reading Schedule For the month of April:
1) Judges Chapters 1-3 and Luke Chapter 1:1-25
2) Judges Chapters 4-5 and Luke Chapter 1:26-38
3) Judges Chapters 6 and Luke Chapter 1:39-56
4) Judges Chapters 7-8 and Luke Chapter 1:57-80
5) Judges Chapters 9 and Luke Chapter 2:1-20
6) Judges Chapters 10-12 and Luke Chapter 2:21-40
7) Judges Chapters 13-15 and Luke Chapter 2:41-52
8) Judges Chapters 16 and Luke Chapter 3:1-20
9) Judges Chapters 17-18 and Luke Chapter 3:21-38
10) Judges Chapters 19-20 and Luke Chapter 4:1-13
11) Judges Chapters 21 and Luke Chapter 4:14-32
12) Ruth Chapters 1-2 and Luke Chapter 4:33-44
13) Ruth Chapters 3-4 and Luke Chapter 5:1-26
14) I Samuel Chapters 1-2 and Luke Chapter 5:27-39
15) I Samuel Chapters 3-4 and Luke Chapter 6:1-11
16) I Samuel Chapters 5-6 and Luke Chapter 6:12-49
17) I Samuel Chapters 7-8 and Luke Chapter 7:1-17
18) I Samuel Chapters 9-10 and Luke Chapter 7:18-35
19) I Samuel Chapters 11-13 and Luke Chapter 7:36-50
20) I Samuel Chapters 14-15 and Luke Chapter 8:1-18
21) I Samuel Chapters 16-17 and Luke Chapter 8:19-39
22) I Samuel Chapters 18-19 and Luke Chapter 8:40-56
23) I Samuel Chapters 20-21 and Luke Chapter 9:1-17
24) I Samuel Chapters 22-23 and Luke Chapter 9:18-45
25) I Samuel Chapters 24-25 and Luke Chapter 9:46-62
26) I Samuel Chapters 26-27 and Luke Chapter 10:1-24
27) I Samuel Chapters 28-29 and Luke Chapter 10:25-42
28) I Samuel Chapters 30-31 and Luke Chapter 11:1-13
29) II Samuel Chapters 1-2 and Luke Chapter 11:14-28
3O) II Samuel Chapters 3-4 and Luke Chapter 11:29-54

E) Reading Schedule For the month of May:
1) II Samuel Chapters 5-6 and Luke Chapter 12:1-12
2) II Samuel Chapters 7-8 and Luke Chapter 12:13-34
3) II Samuel Chapters 9-10 and Luke Chapter 12:35-59
4) II Samuel Chapters 11-12 and Luke Chapter 13:1-17
5) II Samuel Chapters 13-14 and Luke Chapter 13:18-35
6) II Samuel Chapters 15-16 and Luke Chapter 14:1-24
7) II Samuel Chapters 17-18 and Luke Chapter 14:25-35
8) II Samuel Chapters 19-20 and Luke Chapter 15
9) II Samuel Chapters 21-22 and Luke Chapter 16:1-18
10) II Samuel Chapters 23-24 and Luke Chapter 16:19-31
11) I Kings Chapters 1-2 and Luke Chapter 17:1-19
12) I Kings Chapters 3-4 and Luke Chapter 17:20-37
13) I Kings Chapters 5-6 and Luke Chapter 18:1-17
14) I Kings Chapters 7-8 and Luke Chapter 18:18-43
15) I Kings Chapters 9-11 and Luke Chapter 19:1-27
16) I Kings Chapters 12-13 and Luke Chapter 19:28-48
17) I Kings Chapters 14-15 and Luke Chapter 20:1-26
18) I Kings Chapters 16-17 and Luke Chapter 20:27-47
19) I Kings Chapters 18-19 and Luke Chapter 21:1-28
20) I Kings Chapters 20-21 and Luke Chapter 21:29-38
21) I Kings Chapters 22 and Luke Chapter 22:1-23
22) II Kings Chapters 1-3 and Luke Chapter 22:24-53
23) II Kings Chapters 4-5 and Luke Chapter 22:54-71
24) II Kings Chapters 6-7 and Luke Chapter 23:1-12
25) II Kings Chapters 8-9 and Luke Chapter 23:13-32
26) II Kings Chapters 10-11 and Luke Chapter 23:33-56
27) II Kings Chapters 12-13 and Luke Chapter 24:1-12
28) II Kings Chapters 14-15 and Luke Chapter 24:13-53
29) II Kings Chapters 16-17 and John Chapter 1:1-18
30) II Kings Chapters 18-20 and John Chapter 1:19-51
31) II Kings Chapters 21-23 and John Chapter 2

F) Reading Schedule For the month of June:
1) II Kings Chapters 24-25 and John Chapter 3:1-21
2) I Chronicles Chapters 1-2 and John Chapter 3:22-36
3) I Chronicles Chapters 3-4 and John Chapter 4:1-42
4) I Chronicles Chapters 5-6 and John Chapter 4:43-54
5) I Chronicles Chapters 7-8 and John Chapter 5:1-17
6) I Chronicles Chapters 9-10 and John Chapter 5:18-47
7) I Chronicles Chapters 11-12 and John Chapter 6:1-15
8) I Chronicles Chapters 13-15 and John Chapter 6:16-40
9) I Chronicles Chapters 16-17 and John Chapter 6:41-71
10) I Chronicles Chapters 18-19 and John Chapter 7:1-36
11) I Chronicles Chapters 20-21 and John Chapter 7:37-53
12) I Chronicles Chapters 22-24 and John Chapter 8:1-11
13) I Chronicles Chapters 25-27 and John Chapter 8:12-59
14) I Chronicles Chapters 28-29 and John Chapter 9
15) II Chronicles Chapters 1-2 and John Chapter 10:1-21
16) II Chronicles Chapters 3-4 and John Chapter 10:22-42
17) II Chronicles Chapters 5-6 and John Chapter 11
18) II Chronicles Chapters 7-9 and John Chapter 12:1-19
19) II Chronicles Chapters 10-12 and John Chapter 12:20-50
20) II Chronicles Chapters 13-16 and John Chapter 13
21) II Chronicles Chapters 17-19 and John Chapter 14
22) II Chronicles Chapters 20-21 and John Chapter 15
23) II Chronicles Chapters 22-23 and John Chapter 16
24) II Chronicles Chapters 24-25 and John Chapter 17
25) II Chronicles Chapters 26-27 and John Chapter 18
26) II Chronicles Chapters 28-29 and John Chapter 19:1-16
27) II Chronicles Chapters 30-31 and John Chapter 19:17-42
28) II Chronicles Chapters 32 and John Chapter 20:1-18
29) II Chronicles Chapters 33-34 and John Chapter 20:19-31
30) II Chronicles Chapters 35-36 and John Chapter 21

G) Reading Schedule For the month of July:
1) Ezra Chapters 1-2 and Acts Chapter 1
2) Ezra Chapters 3-4 and Acts Chapter 2
3) Ezra Chapters 5-6 and Acts Chapter 3
4) Ezra Chapters 7-8 and Acts Chapter 4:1-22
5) Ezra Chapters 9-10 and Acts Chapter 4:23-37
6) Nehemiah Chapters 1-3 and Acts Chapter 5
7) Nehemiah Chapters 4-6 and Acts Chapter 6
8) Nehemiah Chapters 7-9 and Acts Chapter 7
9) Nehemiah Chapters 10-11 and Acts Chapter 8:1-25
10) Nehemiah Chapters 12-13 and Acts Chapter 8:26-40
11) Esther Chapters 1-2 and Acts Chapter 9:1-22
12) Esther Chapters 3-6 and Acts Chapter 9:23-43
13) Esther Chapters 7-10 and Acts Chapter 10:1-23
14) Job Chapters 1-3 and Acts Chapter 10:24-48
15) Job Chapters 4-7 and Acts Chapter 11
16) Job Chapters 8-10 and Acts Chapter 12
17) Job Chapters 11-14 and Acts Chapter 13:1-13
18) Job Chapters 15-17 and Acts Chapter 13:14-52
19) Job Chapters 18-21 and Acts Chapter 14
20) Job Chapters 22-24 and Acts Chapter 15
21) Job Chapters 25-28 and Acts Chapter 16:1-15
22) Job Chapters 29-31 and Acts Chapter 16:16-40
23) Job Chapters 32-34 and Acts Chapter 17:1-15
24) Job Chapters 35-37 and Acts Chapter 17:16-34
25) Job Chapters 38-39 and Acts Chapter 18
26) Job Chapters 40-42 and Acts Chapter 19:1-20
27) Psalms Chapters 1-6 and Acts Chapter 19:21-41
28) Psalms Chapters 7-12 and Acts Chapter 20:1-16
29) Psalms Chapters 13-18 and Acts Chapter 20:17-38
30) Psalms Chapters 19-24 and Acts Chapter 21:1-16
31) Psalms Chapters 25-30 and Acts Chapter 21:17-40

H) Reading Schedule For the month of August:
1) Psalms Chapters 31-36 and Acts Chapter 22
2) Psalms Chapters 37-41 and Acts Chapter 23
3) Psalms Chapters 42-47 and Acts Chapter 24
4) Psalms Chapters 48-53 and Acts Chapter 25
5) Psalms Chapters 54-58 and Acts Chapter 26
6) Psalms Chapters 59-64 and Acts Chapter 27
7) Psalms Chapters 65-68 and Acts Chapter 28:1-15
8) Psalms Chapters 69-72 and Acts Chapter 28:16-31
9) Psalms Chapters 73-77 and Romans Chapter 1:1-17
10) Psalms Chapters 78-80 and Romans Chapter 1:18-32
11) Psalms Chapters 81-86 and Romans Chapter 2
12) Psalms Chapters 87-89 and Romans Chapter 3
13) Psalms Chapters 90-95 and Romans Chapter 4
14) Psalms Chapters 96-102 and Romans Chapter 5
15) Psalms Chapters 103-106 and Romans Chapter 6
16) Psalms Chapters 107-111 and Romans Chapter 7
17) Psalms Chapters 112-118 and Romans Chapter 8:1-17
18) Psalms Chapters 119:1-88 and Romans Chapter 8:18-39
19) Psalms Chapters 119:89-176 and Romans Chapter 9
20) Psalms Chapters 120-129 and Romans Chapter 1:1-17
21) Psalms Chapters 130-136 and Romans Chapter 11
22) Psalms Chapters 137-140 and Romans Chapter 12
23) Psalms Chapters 141-145 and Romans Chapter 13
24) Psalms Chapters 146-150 and Romans Chapter 14
25) Proverbs Chapters 1-3 and Romans Chapter 15
26) Proverbs Chapters 4-6 and Romans Chapter 16
27) Proverbs Chapters 7-9 and I Corinthians Chapter 1
28) Proverbs Chapters 10-12 and I Corinthians Chapter 2
29) Proverbs Chapters 13-14 and I Corinthians Chapter 3
30) Proverbs Chapters 15-17 and I Corinthians Chapter 4
31) Proverbs Chapters 18-20 and I Corinthians Chapter 5

I) Reading Schedule For the month of September:
1) Proverbs Chapters 21-23 and I Corinthians Chapter 6
2) Proverbs Chapters 24-26 and I Corinthians Chapter 7
3) Proverbs Chapters 27-29 and I Corinthians Chapter 8
4) Proverbs Chapters 30-31 and I Corinthians Chapter 9
5) Ecclesiastes Chapters 1-3 and I Corinthians Chapter10
6) Ecclesiastes Chapters 4-7 and I Corinthians Chapter11
7) Ecclesiastes Chapters 8-12 and I Corinthians Chapter 12
8) Song of Solomon Chapters 1-4 and I Corinthians Chapter 13
9) Song of Solomon Chapters 5-8 and I Corinthians Chapter 14
10) Isaiah Chapters 1-4 and I Corinthians Chapter 15
11) Isaiah Chapters 5-7 and I Corinthians Chapter 16
12) Isaiah Chapters 8-9 and II Corinthians Chapter 1
13) Isaiah Chapters 10-12 and II Corinthians Chapter 2
14) Isaiah Chapters 13-14 and II Corinthians Chapter 3
15) Isaiah Chapters 15-18 and II Corinthians Chapter 4
16) Isaiah Chapters 19-22 and II Corinthians Chapter 5
17) Isaiah Chapters 23-25 and II Corinthians Chapter 6
18) Isaiah Chapters 26-29 and II Corinthians Chapter 7
19) Isaiah Chapters 30-32 and II Corinthians Chapter 8
20) Isaiah Chapters 33-35 and II Corinthians Chapter 9
21) Isaiah Chapters 36-39 and II Corinthians Chapter 10
22) Isaiah Chapters 40-41 and II Corinthians Chapter 11
23) Isaiah Chapters 42-43 and II Corinthians Chapter 12
24) Isaiah Chapters 44-47 and II Corinthians Chapter 13
25) Isaiah Chapters 48-50 and Galatians Chapter 1
26) Isaiah Chapters 51-53 and Galatians Chapter 2
27) Isaiah Chapters 54-57 and Galatians Chapter 3
28) Isaiah Chapters 58-60 and Galatians Chapter 4
29) Isaiah Chapters 61-63 and Galatians Chapter 5
30) Isaiah Chapters 64-66 and Galatians Chapter 6

J) Reading Schedule For the month of October:
1) Jeremiah Chapter 1 and Ephesians Chapter 1
2) Jeremiah Chapter 2 and Ephesians Chapter 2
3) Jeremiah Chapter 3-4 and Ephesians Chapter 3
4) Jeremiah Chapter 5-6 and Ephesians Chapter 4
5) Jeremiah Chapter 7-8 and Ephesians Chapter 5
6) Jeremiah Chapter 9-10 and Ephesians Chapter 6
7) Jeremiah Chapter 11-12 and Philippians Chapter 1
8) Jeremiah Chapter 13-14 and Philippians Chapter 2
9) Jeremiah Chapter 15-17 and Philippians Chapter 3
10) Jeremiah Chapter 18-19 and Philippians Chapter 4
11) Jeremiah Chapter 20-21 and Colossians Chapter 1
12) Jeremiah Chapter 22-23 and Colossians Chapter 2
13) Jeremiah Chapter 24-25 and Colossians Chapter 3
14) Jeremiah Chapter 26 and Colossians Chapter 4
15) Jeremiah Chapter 27-28 and I Thessalonians Chapter 1
16) Jeremiah Chapter 29-30 and I Thessalonians Chapter 2
17) Jeremiah Chapter 31 and I Thessalonians Chapter 3
18) Jeremiah Chapter 32 and I Thessalonians Chapter 4
19) Jeremiah Chapter 33-34 and I Thessalonians Chapter 5
20) Jeremiah Chapter 35-36 and II Thessalonians Chapter 1
21) Jeremiah Chapter 37-38 and II Thessalonians Chapter 2
22) Jeremiah Chapter 39-41 and II Thessalonians Chapter 3
23) Jeremiah Chapter 42-43 and I Timothy Chapter 1
24) Jeremiah Chapter 44-45 and I Timothy Chapter 2
25) Jeremiah Chapter 46-47 and I Timothy Chapter 3
26) Jeremiah Chapter 48 and I Timothy Chapter 4
27) Jeremiah Chapter 49 and I Timothy Chapter 5
28) Jeremiah Chapter 50 and I Timothy Chapter 6
29) Jeremiah Chapter 51 and II Timothy Chapter 1
30) Jeremiah Chapter 52 and II Timothy Chapter 2
31) Lamentations Chapter 1 and II Timothy Chapter 3

K) Reading Schedule For the month of November:
1) Lamentations Chapter 2 and II Timothy Chapter 4
2) Lamentations Chapter 3 and Titus Chapter 1
3) Lamentations Chapter 4 and Titus Chapter 2
4) Lamentations Chapter 5 and Titus Chapter 3
5) Ezekiel Chapter 1-2 and Philemon Chapter 1
6) Ezekiel Chapter 3-5 and Hebrews Chapter 1
7) Ezekiel Chapter 6-7 and Hebrews Chapter 2
8) Ezekiel Chapter 8-10 and Hebrews Chapter 3
9) Ezekiel Chapter 11-12 and Hebrews Chapter 4
10) Ezekiel Chapter 13-14 and Hebrews Chapter 5
11) Ezekiel Chapter 15-16 and Hebrews Chapter 6
12) Ezekiel Chapter 17-18 and Hebrews Chapter 7
13) Ezekiel Chapter 19-20 and Hebrews Chapter 8
14) Ezekiel Chapter 21-22 and Hebrews Chapter 9
15) Ezekiel Chapter 23-24 and Hebrews Chapter 10
16) Ezekiel Chapter 25-26 and Hebrews Chapter 11
17) Ezekiel Chapter 27-28 and Hebrews Chapter 12
18) Ezekiel Chapter 29-30 and Hebrews Chapter 13
19) Ezekiel Chapter 31-32 and James Chapter 1
20) Ezekiel Chapter 33-34 and James Chapter 2
21) Ezekiel Chapter 35-37 and James Chapter 3
22) Ezekiel Chapter 38-39 and James Chapter 4
23) Ezekiel Chapter 40-41 and James Chapter 5
24) Ezekiel Chapter 42-43 and I Peter Chapter 1
25) Ezekiel Chapter 44-46 and I Peter Chapter 2
26) Ezekiel Chapter 47-48 and I Peter Chapter 3
27) Daniel Chapter 1 and I Peter Chapter 4
28) Daniel Chapter 2 and I Peter Chapter 5
29) Daniel Chapter 3 and II Peter Chapter 1
30) Daniel Chapter 4 and II Peter Chapter 2

L) Reading Schedule For the month of December:
1) Daniel Chapter 5-6 and II Peter Chapter 3
2) Daniel Chapter 7-8 and I John Chapter 1
3) Daniel Chapter 9 and I John Chapter 2
4) Daniel Chapter 10-12 and I John Chapter 3
5) Hosea Chapter 1-3 and I John Chapter 4
6) Hosea Chapter 4-6 and I John Chapter 5
7) Hosea Chapter 7-8 and II John Chapter 1
8) Hosea Chapter 9-10 and III John Chapter 1
9) Hosea Chapter 11-12 and Jude Chapter 1
10) Hosea Chapter 13-14 and Revelation Chapter 1
11) Joel Chapter 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 2
12) Amos Chapter 1-2 and Revelation Chapter 3
13) Amos Chapter 3-4 and Revelation Chapter 4
14) Amos Chapter 5-7 and Revelation Chapter 5
15) Amos Chapter 8-9 and Revelation Chapter 6
16) Obadiah Chapter 1 and Revelation Chapter 7
17) Jonah Chapter 1-4 and Revelation Chapter 8
18) Micah Chapter 1-2 and Revelation Chapter 9
19) Micah Chapter 3-4 and Revelation Chapter 10
20) Micah Chapter 5-7 and Revelation Chapter 11
21) Nahum Chapter 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 12
22) Habakkuk Chapter 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 13
23) Zephaniah Chapter 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 14
24) Haggai Chapter 1-2 and Revelation Chapter 15
25) Zechariah Chapter 1-3 and Revelation Chapter 16
26) Zechariah Chapter 4-5 and Revelation Chapter 17
27) Zechariah Chapter 6-8 and Revelation Chapter 18
28) Zechariah Chapter 9-11 and Revelation Chapter 19
29) Zechariah Chapter 12-14 and Revelation Chapter 20
30) Malachi Chapter 1-2 and Revelation Chapter 21
31) Malachi Chapter 3-4 and Revelation Chapter 22

Note: I pray that by reading these Scriptures in your bible have helped you in your bible study and understanding of Gods’ precious Holy word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose