Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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May 15 Now when He had spoken these things, while they looked, He was taken up. And a cloud received Him from their sight. — Acts 1:9

The Ascension of Christ

When Christ Jesus was finished with all His work on earth, He ascended in triumph to heaven. The day of his ascension ought to be celebrated as the coronation day for the King of kings. Christ, who was once despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, now occupies a most exalted position where there is joy forevermore. Jesus Christ, once derided by sinners, is now celebrated by saints. The scoffing and the... More
May 14 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. — Proverbs 14:12

A Right Way, A Wrong Way

I remember one time, not too many years before she died (she was probably about 75 at the time), my mother came to visit us. One day, she had a headache and she asked for two aspirin. After I gave her the aspirin, she put one in her mouth as far back as she could on her tongue, and then tried to swallow it. Guess what? She gagged and choked and sputtered. Finally, red in the face, she was able to get most of it down. The rest of it was... More
May 13 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise. — Joshua 1:8

God’s Prosperity

Are you one to meditate upon God's Word? It is interesting that the book of Joshua is the only place in the Bible where we find the promise to prosper and have good success. God says that if you are careful to meditate upon the Word day and night, you will be prosperous in your goings and you will have good success. That is incredible. What God wants from us is simply faith and obedience to Him. He will take care of our problems. At the end... More
May 12 O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! — Habakkuk 3:2

A Third Great Awakening

There is a great need for a heaven-sent revival by the Holy Spirit of God to sweep across the land. The first thing we can do is pray, and I am glad there are people taking that seriously. Too often, we forget that America became a nation soon after a spiritual revival, the First Great Awakening. Then in the early 1800s, America experienced a Second Great Awakening, which helped bring about a moral revolution—particularly in... More
May 11 …and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He performed in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places… — Ephesians 1:19-20

Resurrection From the Dead

Because of Jesus, one day all people will be raised from the dead, either for salvation or damnation. It is not merely a handful of individuals who will be resurrected as was the case in Jesus' earthly ministry when he said "Talitha cumi," and a young girl rose from her bed (Mark 5:41), or "Lazarus, come forth," and Lazarus walked out with his grave clothes still on him (John 11:43-44). No, Jesus said that all that are in the graves... More
May 10 The body is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. — 1 Corinthians 15:42

Consider the Butterfly

Recently my wife and I visited Butterfly World, a magnificent spectacle of beauty and color in Fort Lauderdale, which houses thousands of butterflies flying freely in an enclosed area. We were each given a little chrysalis in a plastic cup. We observed them. They had already woven their own cerement, created their own winding sheet, built their own coffin. But now they were breaking free. They had utterly transformed themselves. Out comes one... More
May 9 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. — Ephesians 4:32

Be Nice

Some Christians are not nice; some cannot even be civil. Many times people try to communicate with their spouses, or with others, but that communication is blocked by a cold and icy wall of resentment, which is the memory in the soul of some previous hurt or slight or wound of some sort. That resentment acts like a thermometer that measures within each one of us the level, the degree, of our lack of forgiveness. Paul tells us, however, in... More
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