Wednesday, February 10, 2016

THE DEVIL IS A RUSTLER






MARK 4:1-15



Pastor Rick Jackson



I. REMEMBER



1. His Power – do not underestimate the Devil [Jude 8-9] nor overestimate yourself [1 Cor. 10:12]



2. His Character – he is a liar and quite clever [2 Cor. 2:11, 11:3]



3. His Goal – [2 Cor. 2:11, 3:14, 4:14, 11:3]



II. RECOGNIZE



1. His Weakness [James 4:7]



2. His Wiles [Eph. 6:11] “methodeia” LION-obvious, SERPENT-subtle, ANGEL OF LIGHT [2 Cor. 11:14]



3. His Wish [Luke 22:31]



III. RESIST



1. In the Faith [1 Pet. 5:6-9]



2. In Humility [James 4:6-8] “pride” is one of Satan’s devices



3. In God’s Provision [Eph. 6:10-18, Mt. 4, Lk. 4]

Monday, February 08, 2016

VICTORY IN JESUS






1 JOHN 5:4



Pastor Rick Jackson



I. THERE IS VICTORY IN SALVATION



1. There Is Victory in Knowing Who Jesus Is [v. 1, 5]



2. There is Victory in Knowing Jesus [v. 3-4]



3. There is Victory in Knowing We Are Part of the Family of God [v. 1-2]



II. THERE IS VICTORY IN SECURITY



1. We Have the Witness of God [v. 6-9]



2. We Have the Witness Within [v. 10a]



3. We Have the Witness of the Word [v. 10b-13]



III. THERE IS VICTORY IN SERVICE



1. Serving God in Supplication (Prayer) [v. 14-16, James 5:16]



2. Serving God in Separation “From” [v. 4-5, 16-19, 21, 2 Corinthians 6:17]



3. Serving God in Separation “Unto” [v. 20, Acts 13:2, Romans 1:1]

Sunday, February 07, 2016

MATTHEW 6:33


                                                                           



THE POWER OF A SINGLE VERSE [series]



Pastor Rick Jackson



I. THE PLAINNESS OF THE VERSE



1. It is Personal “Seek YE first” – No-one can make these decisions for you [Psalm 27:8, Is. 34:16]



2. It is a Priority “Seek ye FIRST” – Foolish to put this off- life is fragile, no promise of later [Lk. 12:20]



3. It is Perennial - lasting for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring: [Ps. 23:6]



II. THE PERSON OF THE VERSE



1. This is God’s Kingdom – He Sets the Rules [Exodus 9:29, Deuteronomy 10:14, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 10:26, 28]



2. This is God’s King – He sets the Reign [Ps. 2:6-12]



3. This is God’s Kindness – [2 Cor. 5:21, Titus 3:3-8]



III. THE PROMISE OF THE VERSE – make pleasing God your business and God will make you His business



1. Eliminates Worry [v. 34]

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.]



2. Eliminates Waste - Matthew 10:39, 16:25



3. Eliminates Waffling – Pr. 3:5-7, Isaiah 30:21

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it”

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Question of the Week: Your Body Is a Priceless Gift—Are You Using It God's Way?




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Friday, February 05, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

Salvation is by trusting Christ, but assurance comes by the Word of God. Great sorrow and trouble come from adding works to help pay what Christ has paid fully. - John R. Rice


God's honest preachers, fundamentalists, standing boldly for Christ and the Bible, are sometimes said to be "unbrotherly" to liberals. No unbeliving liberal is a Christian brother. Modernists are said to be so amiable, so uncritical, so pleasant, but they have no Gospel to lose, no Saviour to forsake. I have. Any sound, godly Christian has reason for holy indignation and open denunciation of those who would take the deity from the head of Christ and the atoning blood from God's plan of salvation. - John R. Rice 

Jesus did not say, "Watch for the Antichrist" or "Watch, for the tribulation events." Jesus must come before them. We are to watch for Christ's coming. - John R. Rice

You cannot claim to be a good Christian without daily reading the Bible. You can read the Bible through [in a little less than a year] by reading four chapters a day. - John R. Rice


When Daniel "purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank," he was setting a course of action that would make him bold to continue to pray to the God of Israel when it meant the lions' den. Early fundamental decisions are the stuff of which character is made. - John R. Rice

Remember, God is a just God, and He does not forget His own who serve Him. - John R. Rice

God's plane always comes in on schedule. Not our schedule, but God's! - John R. Rice

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The "Abomination of Desolation"

From: jimmydeyoung@prophecytoday.com

Subject: Jimmy DeYoung's Daily Devotional



Prophecy Today Devotions  
February 2016 
Jimmy DeYoung
Thank you for reading my Prophetic Daily Devotionals! 

And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
For further study - Matthew 24:15-31

Our devotional reading for today, the extended reading, is a continuation of the Olivet Discourse that Jesus gave on the Mount of Olives on Monday afternoon of "Passion Week", the week of the Lord's death, burial and resurrection.

Jesus was responding to the questions from His disciples about the "signs" that they could look for in the time leading up to His Second Coming. Remember, Matthew 24 is not referring to the Rapture, but the Second Coming of Jesus.

The Lord sat there on the Mount of Olives teaching His disciples, and mentioned deception, wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilence and earthquakes in different places around the earth, Matthew 24:4-7. All of these "signs" are events that lead up to the Lord's return to the earth.

Then in verse 15 of our extended reading the Lord refers to the prophecy of Daniel the Prophet that ministered 500 years before Jesus. Daniel had spoken of the Temple in Jerusalem being desecrated with the "Abomination of Desolation" during the seven-year period in advance of the Lord's return.

The "Abomination of Desolation" will be when "Antichrist" walks into the Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and claims to be God, II Thessalonians 2:4. That's when the False Prophet erects a statue, an "image" of the Antichrist, in the Temple and makes all the world to worship this "image", Revelation 13:14-17.

The Satanic creatures, Antichrist and False Prophet, desecrate the Temple, the "Abomination of Desolation" which happens at the mid-way point of the seven year Tribulation Period, Daniel 9:27. Jesus warns the Jews that when they see those things happening to flee Jerusalem.

What this means for us today is that as we quickly approach the coming of the Lord we will see preparations for building a Temple in Jerusalem. All of the preparations have been made. The Temple can be erected in a manner of days. But before they start building the Temple the Lord must call His people, Christians, up to be with Him at the Rapture.

We are quickly approaching the time that Jesus was teaching about; however, please remember that the Rapture happens at least 3 1/2 years before the "Abomination of Desolation".

All preparations have been made to build the Temple for this prophecy to be fulfilled. The only thing that must happen before the Temple is built is the Rapture, and that could happen today. Keep looking up.

PRAYER THOUGHT: Thank you Lord for the prophetic passages that describe the day of Your coming. Help me to look eagerly for your return in light of the evidence that the Rapture could happen today.


  
  
 
  
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