Seedtime and Harvest”

Grain field

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

It does not take a lot of understanding to look around and see what kind of condition the world has and is becoming. There are riots and anarchy in the streets all over the world. There are vicious murders taking place everywhere and senseless acts of violence that was unheard of fifty years ago. It seems to be coming down to a world that does not want the God of creation in their lives because of all the evil in their hearts. There is lying and cheating and lust and pornography and greed in nearly every area one might see. And the Christian and Jewish heritage is hated with a passion because it shows up the truth of the lives that go against Gods eternal word. I am absolutely stunned by the violence that took place and is taking place because of the inauguration of Mr. Trump as president of the United States. I am so very blessed to be living where people take God seriously. So, I say to those who take God at His word , “Look up for your redemption draws near.”

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World Condition

1 John 2:16-17 all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.  And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

 We had the very same scenario in the Garden some six thousand years ago which got this world into the same kind trouble that we see today. How was Eve tempted by that serpent? The fruit on the tree was “good for food, pleasing to the eye and it would make one wise,” and even Yeshua was tempted in the same way on the wilderness experience after His baptism. And, what do we see in the world today everywhere but a pride of life, greed, and the need for power and supremacy. The devil plays the same tricks all the time, steal, kill and destroy. There is a better way, and that way is the way of love, not lust but love.

 This image that I saw yesterday spray painted on a cement wall in Jerusalem, Israel just broke my heart as it is breaking the hearts of children all over the world. The world without the God of Creation, is poor, blind and naked and is totally unaware, it has fallen so far from the Garden that the memory of it is nearly extinct.

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The End of the Beginning

End of the Beginning

Genesis 7:11-12 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

From chapter 4 to chapter 6 of Genesis, we have a span of 1656 years (in accordance with the genealogy listed in chapter five). It is hard to grasp the reality of all that took place in those years since man and all his children had a lifespan of nearly 1000 years. Originally He was formed to live eternally as it was in the Garden, but …. Once expelled from the Garden, his lifespan was reduced to a thousand years. According to “The Word”, it was in Noah’s time that the Lord caused man’s lifespan to be reduced again to 120 years. Lust seems to have abounded then, not so unlike today, but Love, very little of it, only Noah found favor in Gods eyes.

Isaiah 14:12a “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! And Isaiah 14:16b-17 ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?’

 We are seeing Lucifer’s fingerprints everywhere in the world today with terror, murder, rape, greed, and a gross disregard for life and property. The Creator of our lives has given us a book of instructions which happens to be a best seller but the evidence of those instructions being practiced is not so prevalent. Any form of hate or persecution of our neighbor is against Gods foundational law of love which should be written in our hearts. We may hate what some do but that is another matter, what spirit is it that moves them? The Word says, we shall know them by their fruits. It looks like the days of Noah are nearly upon us again.

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