Pastor’s Pen

Pastor’s Pen

“Navigating These Last Days”

It doesn’t take a “Bible scholar” or a “rocket scientist” to realize that we are now living in “The Last Days” and these last days are and will continue to be very perilous times. So, here we are in 2019 faced with peril, turmoil, division, uncertainty, deception and confusion and we’re also faced with the questions, “How am I and my family going to get through these…

Divine Discernment

“Divine Discernment” It doesn’t take a “rocket scientist” or a “Bible scholar” to realize that today we’re living in what the Apostle Paul described as the perilous times of the last days. Jesus prophetically spoke of these days in which we now live in Matthew 24:4-13, 22-26 (please read). Notice the word “deceive” in versus 4, 5, 11 and 24. So, according to Jesus, the…

The “According to” Principle

As you study the Bible you’ll find that it not only contains but also explains “the Principles of God”. What is a “principle”? Webster’s Dictionary defines a “principle” as a fundamental truth, law or doctrine. A “doctrine” is something taught or teachings. Something taught as “principles”. Doctrine refers to teaching based on carefully worked out “principles”. There are…

Personal Prophecy

“Personal Prophecy” Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Notice the word “proceeds,” it’s a “present tense” verb. This means it happens “now”! Jesus didn’t use the word “proceeded” because that would have indicated a “past tense” verb. Jesus also said in John 10:27, “My sheep…

The Heavenly Second Amendment

“The Heavenly Second Amendment” How many of you realize there is such a thing as “spiritual warfare”? How many of you realize we’re in it every day of our lives? Satan declared war on us the day we were born and being a Christian doesn’t exempt us from it. There are many people in the world and even many Christians who don’t know that there’s a “spiritual war” being waged…

The Problem Process

“The Problem Process” Problems, problems, everywhere problems! We live in a fallen world and since Adam’s fall, problems have been a part of life, every life! Life is an on-going saga of problems! It seems as soon as one is solved, there’s another one to take its place! No one is exempt from pain, suffering and problems and no one gets to go through life trouble free!…

For This Purpose

“For This Purpose” Many people live their entire lives never really realizing their “purpose” in life. The questions are, “Why am I here?”, “Why was I born?”, and “What is my purpose here on this earth?” These are age-old questions posed to the minds of people from generation to generation. Think about it, whenever and whatever the Lord does, He does it “on purpose” and…

Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters

“Cast Your Bread upon the Waters” According to the Bible, the word “bread” is used to symbolize several things. “Bread”, in the natural is a source of “food” which gives life and strength when eaten. “Bread” in the spiritual sense, symbolizes “The Word of God” which when taken in or received and believed gives us life and strength spiritually. “Bread” also typifies…

Word Wounds

“Word Wounds” In 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (please read) is “The Prayer of Jabez”. Notice, it is one prayer made up of four requests. Number one, “That you would bless me indeed”, number two “That you would enlarge my territory”, number three “That Your Hand would be with me”, and number four “That you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.”! We can cause pain by…

The Inside Story

“The Inside Story” Let’s begin by looking at “The Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-13 (please read). Did you notice this entire prayer is to “Him”, about “Him” and “About His Kingdom”? He is the King (the Only King) and The Kingdom is His and His alone! Notice verse 2. It’s not “our will be done”, but “His will be done”! The Lord’s Prayer is a “Divine Outline” for “Kingdom…