Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
DECEMBER 2 “You are cursed with a curse, your whole nation, for you are robbing Me.” — Malachi 3:9

It All Belongs to God

Some people avoid church because they think it’s all about money. But it is really more about the concept of stewardship. The first principle of stewardship is very simply stated by the psalmist: “The earth belongs to the Lord, and its fullness, the world, and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1). It all belongs to God. He created it, and He allows us to use it. We are mere stewards of these resources. He blesses us with... More
DECEMBER 1 “Listen, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son and shall call His name JESUS.” — Luke 1:31

The Beginning of Advent

The church calendar begins the first Sunday of December, which marks the beginning of the Advent season. Advent comes from Latin and simply means “coming.” Jesus came into the world the first time that first Christmas some 2000 years ago. We remember that the entire Advent season climaxes on December 25, when the Western church (Protestant and Catholic) celebrate His birth. The Eastern church (Orthodox, Coptic, etc.) celebrate... More
NOVEMBER 30 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” — Psalm 133:1

“Can’t We All Get Along?”

I remember when I was newly converted, I was invited by a friend to attend a country church. As I pulled up in front of the church, I could see that there was a big conflict brewing between the church members outside. There was a man at the front of one group and another man in front of the other group, and they were yelling at each other. I had no idea what they were talking about. Here I am, six or eight weeks old in the Lord, and... More
NOVEMBER 29 “My brothers, not many of you should become teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater judgment.” — James 3:1

On Liberal Churches That Deny the Basics

Some of the liberal denominations have taken the resurrection of Jesus away from their statements of faith (if they have one), and their churches are withering away—for their congregations instinctively know that there is nothing there but froth, and they will not tolerate being deceived. If Christ was not bodily raised from the dead in human history, Christianity would cease to exist. Over time, these liberal churches are dying.... More
NOVEMBER 28 “…and the same horn was warring with the saints and prevailing against them” — Daniel 7:21

Government Can Be

In Daniel 7, the prophet who lived about 500 years before Christ, had a vision in which he foresaw one pagan kingdom after another arise. They were like beasts. The final one, believed by most commentators to be the Roman Empire, was a fierce persecuting beast. It waged war against the saints, and for a time it prevailed against them, and Rome provided a picture of what was to come. The great persecutions that have come to the Christian... More
NOVEMBER 27 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” — Colossians 1:13

Christ the King

There are those whose theology does not allow them to admit that Jesus Christ has a kingdom today. They believe that His kingdom is not to be established until He returns a second time. Therefore, they cannot allow that the stone cut out without hands landed upon the Roman Empire (in Daniel 2:34-35), and that it depicted Christ coming to establish His kingdom. They cannot allow that it is a picture of Christ coming to establish His kingdom in... More
NOVEMBER 26 “After this I saw in the visions at night a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong. And it had great iron teeth. It devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.” — Daniel 7:7

Daniel Foresaw the Roman Empire

Hundreds of years before it arose, Daniel foresaw the Roman Empire. The same ten horns in this verse are like the ten toes of the image described in Daniel 2, believed to represent ten rulers of the Roman Empire. This beast (verse 7) is not given a name. It is more dreadful than any of the previous beasts and is exceedingly strong with great iron teeth. The beast devoured and broke in pieces and stamped the residue with its feet. It was... More