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Posted 3/1/16 at 5:22 AM | Stan Arney

King David Foretells The Messiah’s Triumph And Kingdom

Psalm 2:1-12

Why do the Nations (Unbelievers) rage, and the people (Unbelievers) plot a vain thing? The kings (Unbelievers) of the Earth set themselves (Unbelievers), and the rulers (Unbelievers) take counsel together, against The LORD (God Almighty) and against His (God Almighty’s) Anointed (Jesus Christ), saying, “Let us (Unbelievers) break Their (God Almighty and Jesus Christ) Bonds in pieces and cast away Their (God Almighty and Jesus Christ) Cords from us (Unbelievers).” He (God Almighty) who Sits in the Heavens shall Laugh; The Lord (Jesus Christ) shall hold them (Unbelievers) in Derision. Then He (Jesus Christ) shall Speak to them (Unbelievers) in His (God Almighty’s) Wrath, and Distress them (Unbelievers) in His (God Almighty’s) Deep Displeasure: “Yet I (God Almighty) have Set My (God Almighty’s) King (Jesus Christ) On My (God Almighty’s) Holy Hill of Zion.” “I (God Almighty) will Declare The Decree: The LORD (God Almighty) has said to Me (Jesus Christ), ‘YOU (Jesus Christ) are My (God Almighty’s) Son, Today, I (God Almighty) have Begotten YOU (Jesus Christ). Ask of Me (God Almighty), and I (God Almighty) will Give YOU (Jesus Christ) The Nations for Your (Jesus Christ’s) Inheritance, and the ends of the Earth for Your (Jesus Christ’s) Possession. YOU (Jesus Christ) shall Break them (Unbelievers) with a Rod of Iron; YOU (Jesus Christ) shall Dash them (Unbelievers) to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’” Now therefore, be Wise, O Kings (Unbelievers); be Instructed, YOU (Unbelievers) Judges of the Earth. Serve The LORD (God Almighty) with fear, and Rejoice with trembling. Kiss The Son (Jesus Christ), lest He (Jesus Christ) be Angry, and YOU (Unbelievers) Perish in the way, when His (God Almighty’s) Wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are All (Believers) those Who Put Their (Believers) Trust in Him (Jesus Christ). FULL POST

Posted 2/29/16 at 10:55 PM | Stan Arney

King David Foretells The Death Of The Messiah

Psalms 22:1-31

My God (God Almighty), My God (God Almighty), why have YOU (God Almighty) Forsaken Me (The Messiah/Jesus Christ)? Why are YOU (God Almighty) so far from helping Me (The Messiah/Jesus Christ), and from The Words of My (The Messiah’s/Jesus Christ’s) Groaning? O My God (God Almighty), I (The Messiah/Jesus Christ) Cry in the daytime, but YOU (God Almighty) do NOT hear; and in the night season, and am NOT silent. But YOU (God Almighty) are Holy, Enthroned in The Praises of Israel. Our fathers Trusted in YOU (God Almighty); they Trusted, and YOU (God Almighty) Delivered them. They Cried to YOU (God Almighty), and were Delivered; they Trusted in YOU (God Almighty), and were NOT ashamed.

But I (The Messiah/Jesus Christ) am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and Despised by The People (Unbelievers). All those (Unbelievers) who see Me (The Messiah/Jesus Christ) Ridicule Me (The Messiah/Jesus Christ); they (Unbelievers) shoot out the lip, they (Unbelievers) shake the head, saying, “He (The Messiah/Jesus Christ) Trusted in The LORD (God Almighty), let Him (God Almighty) Rescue Him (The Messiah/Jesus Christ); let Him (God Almighty) Deliver Him (The Messiah/Jesus Christ), since He (God Almighty) Delights in Him (The Messiah/Jesus Christ)!” FULL POST

Posted 2/29/16 at 4:51 PM | Stan Arney

Jesus Christ Dies On The Cross

Matthew 27:45-56

Now from The Sixth Hour until The Ninth Hour, there was Darkness over All The Land. And about The Ninth Hour, Jesus (Jesus Christ) Cried Out with a Loud Voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God (God Almighty), My God, why have YOU Forsaken Me?” Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is Calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him (Jesus Christ) to drink. The rest said, “Let Him (Jesus Christ) alone; let us see if Elijah will come to Save Him (Jesus Christ).” And Jesus (Jesus Christ) Cried Out again with a Loud Voice, and Yielded Up His (Jesus Christ’s) Spirit. Then, behold, The Veil of The Temple was Torn in Two, from Top to Bottom; and the Earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and The Graves were Opened; and Many Bodies of The Saints (Believers), who had Fallen Asleep were Raised; and Coming Out of The Graves, after His (Jesus Christ’s) Resurrection, They (The Resurrected Saints/Believers) went into The Holy City and Appeared to MANY. So when The Centurion AND those with him (The Centurion), who were Guarding Jesus (Jesus Christ), saw the Earthquake and The Things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was The Son of God (God Almighty)!” And many women who followed Jesus (Jesus Christ) from Galilee, Ministering to Him (Jesus Christ), were there looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary, The Mother of James and Joses, and The Mother of Zebedee’s Sons. FULL POST

Posted 2/28/16 at 11:41 PM | Stan Arney

Raised In Victory

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Moreover, Brethren (Believers), I (Paul) declare to YOU (Believers) The Gospel, which I (Paul) Preached to YOU (Believers), which also YOU (Believers) Received and in which YOU (Believers) Stand, by which also YOU (Believers) are SAVED, if YOU (Believers) hold fast That Word, which I (Paul) Preached to YOU (Believers), unless YOU (Believers) Believed in vain. For I (Paul) Delivered to YOU (Believers), first of all, that which I (Paul) also Received: that Christ (Jesus Christ) died for Our sins According to The Scriptures, and that He (Jesus Christ) was buried, and that He (Jesus Christ) Rose Again, The Third Day, According to The Scriptures, and that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by Cephas (Peter), then by The Twelve (Jesus’ Disciples). After that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by over Five Hundred Brethren (Believers) at Once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have Fallen Asleep. After that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by James, then by All The Apostles (Jesus’ Disciples). Then last of all He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by me (Paul) also, as by One Born Out of Due Time. For I (Paul) am The Least of The Apostles (Jesus’ Disciples), who am NOT worthy to be Called an Apostle, because I (Paul) Persecuted The Church of God (God Almighty). But by The Grace of God (God Almighty) I am what I am, and His (God Almighty’s) Grace toward me (Paul) was NOT in vain; but I (Paul) labored more abundantly than They (Jesus’ Disciples) All, yet NOT I (Paul), but The Grace of God (God Almighty) which was with me (Paul). Therefore, whether it was I (Paul) or They (Jesus’ Disciples), so We (Jesus’ Disciples) Preach and so YOU (Believers) Believed. FULL POST

Posted 2/28/16 at 4:34 PM | Stan Arney

Thessalonians Epistles Excerpts

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But I (Paul) do NOT want YOU (Believers) to be ignorant, Brethren, concerning Those who have Fallen Asleep, lest YOU (Believers) sorrow, as others who have NO Hope. For if We (Believers) BELIEVE that Jesus (Jesus Christ) died and Rose Again, even so God (God Almighty) will BRING WITH HIM (Jesus Christ) those who Sleep in Jesus. For this We (Jesus’ Disciples) say to YOU (Believers) by The Word of The Lord (Jesus Christ), that We (Believers) who are Alive and Remain Until The Coming of The Lord (Jesus Christ) will by NO Means PRECEDE those who are Asleep. For The Lord (Jesus Christ) Himself will Descend from Heaven with a Shout, with The Voice of an Archangel, and with The Trumpet of God (God Almighty). And The Dead in Christ (Jesus Christ) will Rise First. Then We (Believers) who are Alive and Remain shall be Caught Up Together with Them (The Dead in Christ) in the Clouds to MEET The Lord (Jesus Christ) in the Air. And thus We (Believers) shall ALWAYS be with The Lord (Jesus Christ). Therefore Comfort One Another (Fellow Believers) with These Words.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

But concerning The Times and The Seasons, Brethren, YOU (Believers) have NO Need that I (Paul) should write to YOU (Believers). For YOU (Believers) Yourselves KNOW Perfectly that THE DAY OF THE LORD (Jesus Christ) so comes as a Thief in the Night. For when they (Unbelievers) say, “Peace and Safety!” then Sudden Destruction comes upon them (Unbelievers), as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they (Unbelievers) shall NOT Escape. But YOU (Believers), Brethren, are NOT in darkness, so that This Day (The Day of The Lord) should overtake YOU (Believers) as a Thief. YOU (Believers) are All Sons of Light and Sons of The Day. We (Believers) are NOT of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let Us (Believers) NOT sleep, as others do, but let Us (Believers) Watch and Be Sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let Us (Believers) who are of The Day, Be Sober, Putting On The Breastplate of Faith and Love, and as a Helmet, The Hope of Salvation. For God (God Almighty) did NOT Appoint Us (Believers) to Wrath, but to OBTAIN Salvation, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who Died for Us (Believers), that whether We (Believers) Wake or Sleep, We (Believers) should Live Together with Him (Jesus Christ). Therefore Comfort each other (Fellow Believers) and Edify One Another (Fellow Believers), just as YOU (Believers) also are doing. FULL POST

Posted 2/27/16 at 8:29 PM | Stan Arney

Some Thoughts From Peter, John, And Jude

2 Peter 2:1-17

But there were also false prophets (Unbelievers) among the People, even as there will be false teachers (Unbelievers) among YOU (Believers), who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying The Lord (Jesus Christ) who bought them (Unbelievers), and bring on themselves (Unbelievers) swift Destruction. And many will follow their (Unbelievers) destructive ways, because of whom (Unbelievers) The Way of Truth (The Gospel of Jesus Christ) will be blasphemed. By covetousness they (Unbelievers) will exploit YOU (Believers) with deceptive words; for a long time their (Unbelievers) Judgment has NOT been idle, and their (Unbelievers) Destruction does NOT slumber.

For if God (God Almighty) did NOT spare the angels who sinned, but Cast them (the angels who sinned) down to Hell and Delivered them (the angels who sinned) into Chains of Darkness, to be Reserved for Judgment; and did NOT spare The Ancient World, but Saved Noah, One of Eight People, a Preacher of Righteousness, bringing in The Flood on the World of the ungodly (Unbelievers); and turning The Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, Condemned them (Sodom and Gomorrah) to Destruction, making them (Sodom and Gomorrah) an example to those (Unbelievers) who afterward would live ungodly; and Delivered Righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that Righteous Man, dwelling among them, tormented His Righteous Soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds), then The Lord (God Almighty) knows how to Deliver The Godly (Believers) out of temptations and to Reserve the unjust (Unbelievers) under Punishment for The Day of Judgment, and especially those (Unbelievers) who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They (Unbelievers) are presumptuous, self-willed. They (Unbelievers) are NOT afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas Angels, who are Greater in Power and Might, do NOT bring a reviling accusation against them before The Lord (God Almighty). FULL POST

Posted 2/25/16 at 4:39 PM | Stan Arney

Harbinger Of The Things To Come

The Holy Bible, a TRUE Harbinger of The Things to Come
The Books of Daniel and Revelation, Reveal what’s to come
The Four Gospels Reveal, that Jesus Christ gave His Life, for YOU
The question is with this knowledge, what are YOU going to do

Do YOU Believe, have YOU put Your Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ
Do YOU KNOW in Your Heart, His Life He Willingly Sacrificed
His Crucifixion, His Resurrection, and His Ascension
Jesus Christ IS Alive, and He Truly IS God’s ONLY Son

If YOU have put Your Faith in Jesus, Your Future looks awesome
‘Cause YOU will spend Eternity, in God Almighty’s Kingdom
If YOU have REFUSED God’s Offer, YOU might want to turn away
Because YOU will definitely NOT want to hear what I say

One Day soon, Believers will VANISH from this World, We’ll be gone
Unbelievers will be left to ponder This Phenomenon
But they will have more dire things to worry about, it’s True
YOU know what Unbelievers, I’m Blessed to NOT be one of YOU

The World in turmoil, Wars EVERYWHERE, there’s no place to hide
Are YOU wondering yet, why YOU weren’t told, hey, We truly tried
Millions dying from Wars, Pestilence, Famine, Earthquakes, and more
What The Holy Bible Foretold, it’s what YOU chose to IGNORE FULL POST

Posted 2/23/16 at 4:22 PM | Stan Arney

Daniel’s Seventieth Week Prophecy Begins

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But I (Paul) do NOT want YOU (Believers) to be ignorant, Brethren (Believers), concerning those (Believers) who have Fallen Asleep (The Dead in Christ), lest YOU (Believers) sorrow, as others who have NO Hope. For if We (Believers) Believe that Jesus (Jesus Christ) died and Rose Again, even so God (God Almighty) will bring with Him (Jesus Christ) those who Sleep in Jesus (The Dead in Christ). For this We (Believers) say to YOU (Believers) by The Word of The Lord (Jesus Christ), that We (Believers) who are Alive and Remain until The Coming of The Lord (Jesus Christ) will by no means precede those who are Asleep (The Dead in Christ). For The Lord (Jesus Christ) Himself will Descend from Heaven with a Shout, with The Voice of an Archangel, and with The Trumpet of God (God Almighty). And The Dead in Christ, will Rise first. Then We (Believers) who are Alive and Remain, shall be Caught Up Together with Them (The Dead in Christ) in The Clouds, to MEET The Lord (Jesus Christ) in the Air. And thus We (Believers) shall ALWAYS be with The Lord (Jesus Christ). Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Daniel’s Seventy-Weeks Prophecy (Daniel 9:24-26) FULL POST

Posted 2/18/16 at 2:52 PM | Stan Arney

NOW IS The Time

NOW is The Time to get right with God Almighty! NOW is The Time to REPENT, for The Kingdom of Heaven (The Kingdom of God Almighty) IS At Hand! NOW is The Time, to acknowledge God’s Amazing Grace AND accept God’s Free Gift of Salvation. NOW is The Time, to accept Jesus Christ as Your Personal Lord and Savior! NOW is The Time, to ask Your Family, Your Friends, Your Church Family, Your Co-Workers, Your Neighbors, if they are CERTAIN they have accepted Jesus Christ, as Your Personal Lord and Savior! NOW is The Time, to Share The Gospel of Jesus Christ with ALL, who have Ears to hear AND Eyes to see, The Truth! NOW IS The Time!

Posted 2/17/16 at 1:07 PM | Audra Jennings

Sherri Burgess Finds Purpose in Pain

Part 2 of an interview with Sherri Burgess,

Author of Bronner: A Journey to Understand

Sherri Burgess, author of Bronner: A Journey to Understand
Heather Durham
Sherri Burgess

If God is good, then why does He allow terrible things to happen? It’s a universal question asked by believers and skeptics alike. Some decide no answer exists, but not Sherri Burgess, the author of Bronner: A Journey to Understand (New Hope Publishers/January 19, 2016/ISBN: 978-1-62591-500-9/$16.99). When Burgess and her husband, Rick (host of the nationally syndicated “The Rick and Bubba Show”), lost their two-year-old son in a tragic drowning at home, she turned to God with the same question and in her grief learned there are answers. What she discovered about the Lord and herself she now brings to the world in this special book.

Q: Why did you decide to write this book and share your journey?

It wasn’t really a decision at all. It was a calling. I felt strongly compelled by God to write this book. God answered me, but He didn’t answer me so I would keep those answers to myself. God has message for all of us in this.

Q: The writing process took five years. What challenges did you face in trying to put your story into words?

I wanted to write the answers I was hearing from God: what I found about pain and suffering in the Bible and all the lessons learned along the way. The writing process took a long time because grief is a long business, and it takes time to sort these things out. But this isn’t a book about grief or the grieving process. In truth, it’s really not even about Bronner. It’s about God. God doesn’t do these things to hurt us. Scripture tells us we are refined in the furnace of affliction and that sorrow is better than laughter because it scours the heart. It specifically tells us it’s better to go to a funeral than to a party because you might learn something at a funeral. You’re not likely to at a party. Suffering melts away the dross of worldliness, pride and self-reliance and makes us reach for something greater than ourselves. It teaches us the only hope any of us really has is God. There is so much more I could tell you about the why behind pain and suffering. It would literally take an entire book to tell the tale. But I can say this: God is good, He loves us, and the pain we have to endure in this life is nothing He wasn’t willing to endure Himself. Jesus suffered in this life, and if we want to belong to Him, we’ll suffer too.

Q: What was the most unexpected thing to you about the grieving process?

Love. The love of many people wrapped around me like never before. People are amazing, how they rush to the side of the hurting, how much love and care we all have for one another in times of trial. We’re always so busy running to and fro, but when things like the death of a child happen, time stops, people stop, the earth seems to stop turning, and life slows down to a snail’s pace. That’s when we find we actually do have time for one another, and when we spend time together we find a deep and immense love one for one another.

Q: What has this experience taught you about the difference between your plans for your children versus what God has planned for them?

Bronner: A Journey to Understand by Sherri Burgess
New Growth Publishers

I’ve learned God has created each person uniquely and perfectly according to His will; each of us has something of God’s character, beauty and perfection implanted in us. I have learned to treasure the unique qualities not only in each of my children, but in everyone. God has a plan and purpose for us all, and His plans are good. Even the painful ones are good because they grow us, teach us and mold us into the good character of God we were created for all along. It’s the sin in us that corrupts our character. God wants to root out the sin in our lives. Much of what I had planned for my kids was worldly, but now I desire nothing more than the Spirit of God, to reign and rule in my children’s hearts because God is good and His glory everlasting. God is creating in us a desire for a new world where sin, death, disease, poverty and war don’t exist. I want that for my kids, and that is all that matters to me: that they will all be with me in eternity.

Q: Do you find your thoughts about Heaven have changed since Bronner went there?

What has changed is that I think about it at all. We don’t think much about Heaven until we have someone there we love with every fiber of our being. But now that Bronner’s there, I think about it all the time. I wonder what he’s doing, whom he’s talking to, what it must feel like to look upon the face of God. I wonder about the angels and all the other people who are there, people such as Abraham Lincoln, Queen Esther, Noah and George Washington. There are cool people to meet in Heaven. It makes me so excited to go there, especially knowing Bronner’s there. At first I wanted to go to Heaven simply because I wanted Bronner, but over time I realized the best part about being in Heaven is God. Jesus is our treasure awaiting us in Heaven. He’s our inheritance, our prize, our very life. Everything else is extra, and there are going to be a million extra things to celebrate when we finally get to Heaven.

Q: What do you want people to remember most about Bronner and his story?

I want you to remember that God loves you even when it doesn’t seem like He does. Reach out for Him. If you take just one step toward the Father, He’ll run to you with outstretched arms celebrating you with great joy. God is real, and the door is wide open to Him. Sin must be dealt with, but God did that by sending His son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin on the cross. All we have to do is believe it. Our faith in Jesus Christ saves us, not from pain and suffering, but from an eternity separated from God. God is everything that is good in life. He is light, life, joy, peace and love. In Him, there is no darkness at all. I can’t stand to think of anyone separated from that wellspring of life for all eternity. Take His hand right now and walk through the gate. Jesus is the gate to the Father. I’m asking you to believe in Him. That is Bronner’s legacy: faith that has been tested and has proven itself genuine. In the sight of God, that is very, very precious.

Learn more about Bronner: A Journey to Understand at http://newhopepublishers.com/2015/09/bronner/, and visit Sherri Burgess’ online home at burgessministries.com.

Burgess can also be found on Facebook (SherriBurgessAuthor) and Twitter (SherriBBurgess).

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