Do You Read Your Bible? C’mon be Honest

Do You Sincerely Hunger For His Word?

Or …

What if You Don't?

"I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart" -Psa 40:8 (KJV)

Biblical literacy is at an all time low in this nation and I expect around the globe. Christians will watch a plethora of TV shows and movies and play video games until their hands cramp up. They will also bang on their cell phones texting endlessly even way into the night but do they take the time to read the Bible? The answer is – few if that many.

We have a nation of Biblically illiterate people, a world of Biblically illiterate people that do not want to spend time in reading and knowing about Almighty God. I see it everywhere but let me pause for a moment and ask you personally – "Do you read your Bible?" and if so, how often? No really … can you faithfully say that you take the time to get away with God by reading His word without distractions? Do you read it daily, once or twice a week, maybe a couple of times a month or maybe where-the-tire-hits-the-road … you actually don't read it at all. Or you leave reading it until that last ember of light burns dimly from your day when your mind wanders and drifts endlessly with almost no concentration.

Serious questions for Christians today for you see many Christians don't set aside quality time to get to know our Creator God and understand Him. And this is a tragedy in itself. How can you say you'll enjoy spending eternity with the Lord in praise and worship if you rarely do this here on earth?

I fully believe we are experiencing in America and abroad a global "famine". A famine of the hearing and reading the word of God. Read about it, it's prophetic. The Lord declared it in the Book of Amos and now today in 2016, it's here.

"Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD." -Amos 8:11 (NASB)
 

It's crystal clear that Americans and the rest of the world don't know God because they don't read or hear the absolute truth of His written word. If they did read His word, and live by it this world would be totally better and not getting worse as it is today. The Book of Proverbs says it plain – "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." -Prov 1:7 (KJV). We can't know God unless we learn about Him. How do we learn about things? By reading about them. How do we know who God is? We read about Him in His word – we continue in His word. Folks, the shocking part of this is that to be His disciple we must read His word and thereby know the truth and be set free from all false teachings, deceit and deceptions.

There is coming a time and I believe it is here where deception and deceit will cause many to fall away from faith in the Lord – His truth, His way, His purposes and His word. The Lord Himself warned us about this four times in Matt 24. People will be deceived because they are not aware of the truth. Whenever something is mentioned especially by the Lord multiple times it's extremely significant and important and we'd better pay attention.

There is another serious question facing all of us Christians. Do we 'despise' His word if we refuse to read it? Are we ashamed or embarrassed or disappointed by reading our Bibles?

Sobering questions … right?

Read the following verses and then carefully consider if we willfully reject reading His word then are we, in effect, really rejecting Him. And if we reject His word, are we really then a born-again Christian? IMO, there is absolutely no reason for any person with ready access to his or her Bible to not read it. If you are ignorant of His word then – Hos 4:5-6. C'mon let's get serious about this now!

"But they kept ridiculing God's messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the LORD's wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy." -2 Chron 36:16 (KJV)

"…because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments…" -Amos 2:4 (KJV)

"To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it" -Jer 6:10 (KJV)

Jesus knew there would come a famine of hearing His truth – His words – upon the land in the final days before He returned. This has to be because many will fall away from the faith and would rather listen to soft, non-convicting, entertaining, toothless and truth-less Gospel messages – 2 Th 2:1-3.

This is a set-up for the arrival of the Antichrist.

So people would not know the truth and instead fall for his lies and falsehood which will [and have] overtake people's faith and cause them to fall away. It's happening now and coming like a snowball gaining speed and mass going downhill. The deceptive days ahead and your knowledge of God's truth will steer you towards God or unfortunately away from Him. This is your decision and your choice.

So friends, where are you at today? Lots of people claim to be Christians – that's the easy part. The hard part is striving to stay on the narrow road that leads to eternal life – Matt 7:13-14. And that requires knowing the Lord and knowing His truths. That means dedicated time each and every day to read His word – the Bible. The challenge for me and you is what do you want to do with what I've shared here today? Wake up or fall back into spiritual slumber?

Pastors … wake up and tell your flocks the importance of daily reading with understanding God's word!

If you want to know about God, you've got to spend the time to read and follow the teaching in His word. You've got to do it – this is an absolute! No if's, and's or but's. Today, we in America have an abundance of Christian resources to pick from (at least for now); certainly the availability of Bibles are everywhere. Christian Book Stores, movies, broadcasting of "real" Christian teachers on the TV, etc. So now it's your turn. Grab your Bible/s, open and start reading.

For new Christians or those wanting to know more, please start with the Gospel of John found in the New Testament. This is an excellent place to begin your journey with the Lord. But please, I urge you to start reading and knowing about the Lord and exactly who He is … today. As the days progress and Christian persecution, calamities and disasters advance here in America and around the planet, if you are without knowledge of Him, you most likely will succumb to worldly ways and fall away from the faith.

Friends, the times are getting down-right tough and so we must be grounded, founded and anchored in the Lord's truth. We must bolster our faith and trust in Him by continuing in His word – the Bible. And then continue in prayer, in confessing your sin and then repentance. Then tell others.

God bless and amen.

Fear God and shun evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

The Lord Jesus Christ is Coming Soon – Are You Ready?

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More Games = More Idolatry, Deception and Distraction

"Survival? These Pokemon Go Zombies Failed At Reality: “Bumping Into Things, Falling From a Cliff”", SHTF.com/Mac Slavo – 7/21/2016

 

Bible Prophecy Commentary : Deception and Idolatry –

Absolutely incredible and unbelievable! People are putting their lives at risk playing a game…? Are you kidding me? Insane!

How can we as American technical giants be reduced to game-playing zombies that care little of the reality we are surrounded by? In the last days before Christ returns apostasy from Biblical truth would increase, knowledge of God decrease, thoughts of God diminish, in fact there would come a famine in the land from the word of God – Amos 8:11. It's here now!

This new game distracts people from the reality of what's going down across this globe. And worldly tensions are at the screaming level now! But what do people do … become inundated with virtual reality games. This is a ploy of the Devil to blind the eyes of those who need (need) to see.

Yeshua told us in Matt 24 there would be much deception in the world before His return and friends it's right here and right now. It's time to get out your Bible and study it with all fervor and intensity. Virtual reality games and such will not (not) get you into heaven; focusing on things other than Almighty God will divide your attention away from His word and away from Him.

The Devil has had thousands of years to study humans and know their vulnerabilities and weak spots and folks TV, games, sports, pleasure and fun lure people away from worshiping the One True God.

These things are nothing but idolatry which is anything (anything) that distracts you or keeps you away from 100% worship of our Lord. You see He is reality in everything you see, feel, hear and see – Rom 1.

Where are you at today? Distracted by deceptive games, religions, false preachers, untruths or how about this circus of a presidential election? Return to the Lord and get right with Him. His outstretched hand is still there – grab hold of it and seek His face.

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Fear God and Shun Evil

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

WATCH OUT FOR DECEPTION !!

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many …And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many … For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."  -Matt 24:4,5,11, 24 (KJV)

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Bizarre Creature – An Evil Sign, a Wonder; A Prelude to the Fifth Trumpet of Revelation?

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at End of the American Dream. His articles are spot on and his relentless research gives us a glimpse of what clearly may happen in the days ahead. I challenge you to read his article below carefully and then consider exactly what he is saying. Then turn to your Bible and consider how Bible Prophecy is a warning to the clear and present danger America and the rest of the world is facing right now. The days ahead will present many problems and heartaches for the people of earth; if you have not prepared in your heart, mind and soul in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then in your troubles you may not find any comfort. (Used by permission)

What Is That? Could This Bizarre Winged Creature Be A Fairy, An Alien Or A Locust From The Book Of Revelation?

By Michael Snyder, on July 20th, 2016

I wasn’t going to write about this.  I was trained as an attorney and I am skeptical by nature, and so I generally don’t like to write about things that I can’t prove.  But in the case of this bizarre winged creature, a couple of factors changed my mind.  First of all, we actually have physical evidence which has been scientifically tested.  When it comes to things like this, people are always crying out for some real physical evidence, and now we have some.  Of course the existence of evidence does not mean that we can necessarily find answers to all of our questions, but at least we have something to work with.  Secondly, a highly respected researcher named L.A. Marzulli has spent a great deal of time extensively investigating this case.  I have personally interacted with L.A. Marzulli, and I have followed his work for years, and so I know how credible he is.

Earlier today, I visited L.A. Marzulli’s blog, and I was astounded by what I saw.  There in living color was a bizarre winged creature that doesn’t bear any resemblance to any animal that science currently knows about.  You can view it for yourself on his blog right here. (READ MORE…)

The Winged Creature - L.A. Marzulli

Photo Credit: Michael Synder's Blog via L.A. Marzulli

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"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, " -2 Th 2:9 (KJV)

Editor's note: Folks, whether this is real or not, it may be a glimpse of what will come out of the Abyss per Rev 9 or even what these nasty demonic creatures may look like. Lying wonders and powerful signs will accompany the Antichrist's arrival. Could this be close … perhaps. Remember, he won't be revealed until close to the midpoint of the Tribulation. At any rate, you had better be prepared for the deception and demonic attacks coming on those who profess Christ as their Lord and Savior. And even on those that don't beleive!

By the time of the 5th Trumpet, this world will be different than it is right now today. It will be reeling from wars, conflicts, hate, evil and the rapture where the real Christians will be taken away by the Lord. Believe it or not … but it will happen. The big question is are you right with the Lord and are you ready for what's ahead? -BPW

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Fear God and Shun Evil

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

FIFTH TRUMPET Demonic Creatures – Real or Not?

"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2- And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3- And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. " -Rev 9:1-3 (KJV)

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)