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• Today's Message •

Where are we in God's prophetic calendar? We could list many signs that point to the last days, but I will just look at one today. 2 Timothy 3:13 tells us that "...evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

Not just in America, but around the world, evil is increasing at a new pace. Christian values are being laughed at and considered out-dated in our present society. New standards of immoral living are now being accepted. The Bible is clear that the new perversions in our world will bring the judgment of God. But our modern society has no regards for the Word of God.

Christian organizations are moving away from sound Bible teachings, and they are accepting and promoting new beliefs that will bring the church to apostasy and separation from God's favor.

Is there an answer? Only if the church returns to prayer, repentance, and the Bible. There is no hope unless the church again seeks sanctification unto God and pursues with a whole heart to live sanctified lives.

It is an individual decision. Which way will you and I pursue?

God's prophetic calendar appears to me to be telling us that our days to make our choice are few. The final trumpet will sound and those prepared will be raptured. I want to be in that number!

See Archives for Today's Message

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Places to visit on our Website

Mission Projects--Victor Orantes

Read God Cannot Lie by Gladys Pearson

Testimonies

Media--Videos

Listen to message, "The Glory of God."

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What must I do to go to Heaven when I die?

Jesus told Nicodemus, "You must be born again" (John 3:7). You must be born of the Holy Spirit. We enter into this world through the means of natural birth; we enter into Heaven through means of a spiritual birth.

How can I experience this spiritual birth? It is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died on Calvary's Cross to pay the ransom for our sins. We must have our sins washed away before we can be born again and before we can enter Heaven's Gate.

Romans 3:23 reads, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Revelation 1:5b says that Jesus, "loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood." When we repent of our sins, Jesus cleanses us from our sins, and we are born again by the Spirit of God. We become a new creation in Christ. We then receive the gift of eternal life, and we have the blessed assurance of making Heaven our home when we die!

If you have never repented of your sins and put your faith in Jesus, then today can be the day of salvation for you. Do not put it off to another day!

“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2).

 

A Study on the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts

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Below are introductions to various articles from our website. Click on the introduction to read article.

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Read article entitled Expecting His Return.

The Greek word for church, "ekklesia," means "called out." By our very definition as the church, we were not meant to stay around. We have not been assigned to remain here and make this world a haven in which to live. We are pilgrims, passing through; we are called out to be caught up--destined for the rapture of the body of Christ. Destined for an eternal home...more...

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Read article entitled Long Journey Home--A Bus Trip through Mexico.

On our first trip to Guatemala in 1981, we had driven a van to the field for a missionary but found it necessary to return to the States on our own. Since there was not enough funds for plane tickets, we bought bus tickets from Guatemala City all the way home to our folks' place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our luggage consisted of nine boxes and suitcases, plus carry on things. It was early Friday morning about 6:30 a.m. and we were on our way...more...

Below is a picture of the bus we road from the Guatemalan border to Mexico City. We stopped for a rest at this restaurant.

bus in Mexico

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• Featured Article •

A New Beginning
by Gene Easley

Joshua 3:4 says, “Ye have not passed this way heretofore.”  The children of Israel were to pass for the first time across the River Jordan into Canaan’s land.  It always feels good to get out of the rut and go somewhere you haven’t been before.  It is a relief when we are not going in circles any more but are moving forward in God to a new experience. 

Many churches and individual Christians have spent years in a rut.  They need someone to lead them to a new experience in God with a new vision and a new burden.  We know we are headed to an eternal promised land.  But there are also promises here of victory and blessing for this present time into which many may never go. 

I have witnessed God’s Spirit being poured out in abundance and lives being transformed.  I have also heard and read the testimonies of saints of an earlier era, who spoke of the all-night prayer meetings where great healings and deliverances came with power.  I have heard the stories of the Spirit being poured out and the tabernacle of God being saturated with His eternal glory.  My prayer is, “God get us out of our rut.  Renew the church with a fresh visitation of God’s divine presence.  Move us forward into the promised land of victory, where our lives can be meaningful and our service to God effective.”

God was leading Israel to a land they had never been to before--to a land flowing with milk and honey.  Israel had experienced the cruelty of Egyptian bondage.  They experienced the hardships, the testings and trials of the forty-year wilderness journey.  Most of the group who crossed the River Jordan had been born in the wilderness and had never known anything else.  Canaan would be a new experience.  They would eat the fruit of the land in which they had sown nothing.  They would inherit homes they had not built.  It would be a blessing and gift from God.

The church needs the gifts of God to operate again in believers’ lives and in the sanctuary.  A new beginning does not start with our turning over a new leaf.  It starts with God pouring out His blessings.  A new beginning does not begin with the institution of new programs but rather with a new outpouring of God’s Spirit bringing instant transformation.  If we forsake one program and start a new one, we will still be in a rut.  Nothing will really change.  Only the Spirit of God will bring change.  He will launch us out into a new and effective avenue of service.

I have been at the altars of prayer where the presence of the Spirit of God was so real that no one wanted to leave the sanctuary.  Some were crying with many tears; others were rejoicing; some were speaking in unknown tongues as the Spirit moved on them and gave the utterance.  Some were singing, and musicians were providing the appropriate music.  No one wanted to leave.  It was times like those that one felt the heart being renewed and victory infused over all the bondage and battles plaguing our lives.

A new beginning can be found at the altar of prayer.  My prayer is that God will not allow us to be satisfied with a powerless church--with no souls being saved, with no lives being transformed, with no saints being filled anew with the power of the Holy Spirit.  When the Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost, it marked a new beginning for the work of God on planet Earth.  The 120 believers in the upper room had prayed for ten days.  Their hearts were ready for the outpouring of His Spirit.  May God lead us back to the altars of prayer and prepare our hearts and lives for a new visitation from on high.  May God give the church a new beginning!

 

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