Are you prepared?

October 3, 2019


Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
(Luke 21:25-28 (NIV))

Are we beginning to see these things come to pass?

I saw something on TV that stated there have been more cosmic events in the last few years than have ever been recorded. These events, according to this show, have all sorts of repercussions including a hotter sun, higher temperatures, and warmer oceans. All of these lead to events like the ones that we saw that left New Orleans in a disastrous state. This show also made it a point to say that the tsunami in southeast Asia may have been influenced by these cosmic events.

Are these the beginning of the signs in the sun, moon and stars. I do know that nations are starting to feel the anguish and perplexity at the roaring and the tossing of the sea.

I do not begin to know God’s prophetic timeline, but I do believe that what we are seeing is no accident or no coincidence. We must look not at what the creation is experiencing, but we must continue to look at the Creator, for it is through Him that our salvation comes.

We must turn to Jesus and place our faith in Him. We must look for His return and be like the wise virgins who were prepared for the bridegroom’s return.

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
(Matthew 25:1-5 (NIV))

Are you prepared?

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God’s not dead. He’s surely alive.

January 3, 2014

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
(Revelation 1:8 (NIV))

Based on these words, you could easily question at what point does God begin and at what point does He end. The ultimate conclusion from these words is that He is forever.

Have you ever thought about the symbol for infinity? This sideways figure 8 has no beginning and no end and the three-dimensional representation of it only has one side due to the way that it twists around and rejoins itself.

Does God have a beginning and an end? Does God ever change? God was there in the beginning and He will be there forever.

It is so fascinating that with every end comes a new beginning. No where is this more evident than now with the start of a brand new year. Was God there on December 31? Was God there on January 1? Is He there today? Will He be there tomorrow?

God is eternal!

Did God perform great things in the past? Is God the same forever?

Do you expect great things from God?

He has the end planned from the beginning.

Many people are looking forward to what God has planned in the future. Ironically enough, I saw something in a headline today where a Muslim astrologer was predicting that Israel would be strong in 2014. Has God given the enemy a glimpse of what He is going to do?

God has given us details of His plans. All that we have to do is pray and study His Word. To quote a line from a song – “God’s not dead. He’s surely alive.” It is time that the Body of Christ act like He is alive and strong!

Copyright 1998 – 2014 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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