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    by Dale Krebbs

March 27, 2022

There is a great reward waiting for you! If you had been notified that you had won the lottery, would you be excited, overcome with joy and anticipation, and anxious to receive it? Of course. Anyone would be. If you belong to Jesus Christ, there is something laid up for you, and waiting for you that pales into complete insignificance anything you can imagine. It is God's good pleasure to give it to you. This reward will be given to you not on the basis of your good deeds (although there are also rewards or "wages" you can receive also...), but will be given to you on the…  ( Click for more )

March 20, 2022

There is a great reward waiting for you! If you had been notified that you had won the lottery, would you be excited, overcome with joy and anticipation, and anxious to receive it? Of course. Anyone would be. If you belong to Jesus Christ, there is something laid up for you, and waiting for you that pales into complete insignificance anything you can imagine. It is God's good pleasure to give it to you. This reward will be given to you not on the basis of your good deeds (although there are also rewards or "wages" you can receive also...), but will be given to you on the…  ( Click for more )

It is generally acknowledged that there are many differences between men and women other than gender. There is a wonderful mystery about the relationship of the three - men, women and God. Specifically God the Holy Spirit. God embodies all the facets of both masculine and famine personalities. After all, He created both. Both are combined also in the Holy Spirit's ability to relate to both. When Jesus ascended back to heaven after His resurrection, He had promised the disciples "another Comforter" {KJV), who would be in them and with them always - forever. Now that Jesus…  ( Click for more )

It all began back at the time when God destroyed everything living on the earth by the great flood. That first world before the flood God ended, with only Enoch and Noah responding to the striving of the Spirit. He regretted making mankind in His image, and it broke His heart. Mankind had degenerated to the level of animals, torturing themselves by their own evil. The only way to deliver them was through their destruction (Genesis 6:7). But He had decided to start over again with a new humanity. Beginning with Noah and his family, saved by a ship built by Noah, God was still…  ( Click for more )

February 27, 2022

Ref: Revelation 2:21- 3:22 Jesus reveals to the Apostle John messages to seven local churches in Asia Minor of that time. All seven were in close proximity to each other. Each is also representative of a particular age in church history. Jesus takes these churches existing at that time and compares their condition spiritually to seven church epochs yet to appear in church history. The Lord is, by way of these seven church conditions, writing through the Apostle John, church history for the future. Jesus tells John that He is about to receive "things which are, and the…  ( Click for more )

It is generally acknowledged that there are many differences between men and women other than gender. There is a wonderful mystery about the relationship of the three - men, women and God. Specifically God the Holy Spirit. God embodies all the facets of both masculine and famine personalities. After all, He created both. Both are combined also in the Holy Spirit's ability to relate to both. When Jesus ascended back to heaven after His resurrection, He had promised the disciples "another Comforter" {KJV), who would be in them and with them always - forever. Now that Jesus…  ( Click for more )

February 13, 2022

There is only one totally unpardonable sin. It is a sin in which the heart has been wilfully hardened until it cannot be softened so that sin may be forgiven; the Holy Spirit has been "quenched". It has become blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. He cannot penetrate the hardness (1 Thessalonians 5:19). This is the reason the Apostle Paul admonishes the Ephesians not to even "grieve" the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:29-31). We can grieve the Spirit by refusing His leadership in our minds and hearts, refusing to listen or respond to that still small voice in our…  ( Click for more )

February 6, 2022

"For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them." - Ephesians 2:8-10 All the good works you could do in a thousand years cannot qualify you for eternal life. However, sometimes verses 8-9 are quoted alone which can give a wrong impression concerning works. This is one of those instances where failing to finish Paul's thought can leave a wrong impression.…  ( Click for more )

January 30, 2022

In a simple way, it is very easy for us to value our lives. We simply do not want to die. There are some, however, for various reasons, who would prefer to die rather go on living in their present state. But in general, the law of self preservation that God created within us operates continually. He wants us to live so that we may eventually not need to struggle to preserve it, by giving our life over to Him now, because eventually we must loose it. But this law within us does not comprehend how much God loves us. We are the apex of all His vast creation. He created mankind so…  ( Click for more )

January 23, 2022

How do you position yourself when you pray? When you pray, its easier to be open, honest, real and unpretentious before God if you are comfortable physically as much as possible. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He did not mention position. At another time, He did specify an enclosure of privacy, but not a position in the enclosure ("prayer closet"). There are some who cannot bend their knees, literally. They are physically unable to do so. Their prayers and petitions, and worship MUST come from their heart, not their knees. Many who are otherwise…  ( Click for more )

January 16, 2022

There is a great reward waiting for you! If you had been notified that you had won the lottery, would you be excited, overcome with joy and anticipation, and anxious to receive it? Of course. Anyone would be. If you belong to Jesus Christ, there is something laid up for you, and waiting for you that pales into complete insignificance anything you can imagine. It is God's good pleasure to give it to you. This reward will be given to you not on the basis of your good deeds (although there are also rewards or "wages" you can receive also...), but will be given to you on…  ( Click for more )

January 9, 2022

God has, according to the Apostle Paul, given us all things to enjoy! Are "all things" really given us by God to enjoy? Here lies an irony concerning "things". Yes, God indeed has created all things for our enjoyment. Everything that God has made was made for the purpose of enjoyment, by Himself, and by mankind. Adam and Eve were given everything in their environment to enjoy. But, as a test, God withheld one thing. But the right time and the right way was important even then. The key is in the enjoyment of right things in the right way, at the right time, as…  ( Click for more )

January 2, 2022

In the book of Revelation there are seven letters to seven separate churches, all dictated to John the Apostle by Jesus Himself. In these letters Jesus summarizes the spiritual condition of each church, and states in very clear terms the remedy for flaws He observes. He also commends the good He sees, and encourages accordingly. He is very stern in His rebuke of the flaws that He sees. Taken in sequence as listed in the book of Revelation, each church seems to indicate and predict conditions down through future history of the church universal down through successive eras, all the…  ( Click for more )

December 26, 2021

"Why does everything have to be a contest!" This question was asked by a dear friend of mine. This man was a businessman, and very aware of competitive business practices and situations. However, he was dismayed at the attitude of competitiveness, jealousness caused by what he saw as a very unchristian competitive spirit operating within the church. Even conversations were often colored by it. What about competition in the church? - between members competing for leadership positions, or in athletic contests? Sports contests, within and with other churches is often…  ( Click for more )

The Gospel response is exploding in the lands of the countries outside of the United States, the North American Continent, and Europe. How long before the gospel will be preached "to all the world as a witness..."? It appears that the "times of the Gentiles" are moving ever closer to fulfillment of Christ's prophecy: "...until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke 21:24). The times of the Gentiles would obviously be, by biblical historical definition, all those other than Israel of old. All around this earth whole nations, albeit smaller nations…  ( Click for more )

December 12, 2021

Satellites in space have taken pictures of the dark side of the earth. Very small towns can be seen appearing like a flickering, blinking light. Larger cities appear like clusters of candles scattered over landmass. Even large ships at sea can be seen if their deck lights are burning brightly, like tiny candles in a literal sea of darkness. A world of darkness within which a few are enabled to find their way home. If God places His Light in someone's heart, someone else can find the way to that Light.. It only takes a little light - because it is so dark (Matthew 6:23). If God…  ( Click for more )

December 5, 2021

"So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom" - Psalm 90:12 You have heard it many times. Some wise one, who had numbered some days said, "time flies!". There is the realization that it is gone. Some have more behind than they do in front. No one knows how many are in front. Moses prayed that God would teach the Israelites to number their days, in order to apply wisdom to the heart. But how can you number days that are in front of you? The only way is to live your live is as if you knew how many days are in front. In that process, Godly…  ( Click for more )

November 28, 2021

Some don't know how to encourage. Some have too much pride to encourage someone else. Some are dying for lack of it. Emotionally, spiritually - and physically. "Seldom is heard, a discouraging word!..." goes the words in the classic song "Home On The Range". Would to God this were true! Everyone needs encouragement, for some more than others. If you are receiving encouragement, there are times when you should not be encouraged. Do not allow yourself to be encouraged to sin certainly. Also, do not let yourself be encouraged to violate you conscience. If your…  ( Click for more )

November 21, 2021

Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve in that garden, God has provided a series of times or epochs to allow humanity time to acknowledge and return to their Creator. Since then, there has been a general period of automatic condemnation, and yet a time of "common grace" - a time of general witness which no human can escape or avoid. There is a well-utilized line from western movies that expresses the state of mankind since the Garden Of Eden: "There are some things that you just can't ride around...". So it is with every human life. You and I cannot "ride around"…  ( Click for more )

November 14, 2021

There is a great reward waiting for you! If you had been notified that you had won the lottery, would you be excited, overcome with joy and anticipation, and anxious to receive it? Of course. Anyone would be. If you belong to Jesus Christ, there is something laid up for you, and waiting for you that pales into complete insignificance anything you can imagine. It is God's good pleasure to give it to you. This reward will be given to you not on the basis of your good deeds (although there are also rewards or "wages" you can receive also...), but will be given to you on…  ( Click for more )

It is likely that millions of people have heard the gospel sufficiently to enable them to believe in Jesus Christ, and decide to surrender to Him to inherit eternal life. However, many of those over the centuries have proven by the fruits of their lives that they refused to follow through. There are probably thousands, perhaps millions, of reasons why. Some just neglect their opportunity. Others simply say, as someone said to me not long ago, "well...I just never figured it was for me". It was for this person, who had apparently refused sufficient knowledge of the only…  ( Click for more )

It is generally acknowledged that there are many differences between men and women other than gender. There is a wonderful mystery about the relationship of the three - men, women and God. Specifically God the Holy Spirit. God embodies all the facets of both masculine and famine personalities. After all, He created both. Both are combined also in the Holy Spirit's ability to relate to both. When Jesus ascended back to heaven after His resurrection, He had promised the disciples "another Comforter" {KJV), who would be in them and with them always - forever. Now that Jesus…  ( Click for more )

Do you consider yourself to be content? Part of the time? All the time? Never? The very idea of contentment struggles against the worldly principles of competition that drive and thrive on discontentment. The spirit of competition is a driving force that perpetuates discontentment. Jesus admonished Roman soldiers to be content with their income (Luke 3:140. It is natural to be discontent, so the world says, let us fulfill it. What is wrong with that, it says. Of course, it is being discontent by fulfilling our discontent. It is almost considered immoral to claim to be content, or…  ( Click for more )

There are many avenues leading to witnessing. God is unlimited in the ways His wonders to perform. One of the greatest wonders of God is His calling and choosing of those for salvation. The last one will be given by a great angelic evangelist, to the whole world! (Revelation 14:6). When the church in Judea and Jerusalem was scattered by the persecution after Pentecost, many of those who were scattered became "witnesses" for Jesus Christ. They did so by their light and by their word. So many believed because of the way they lived their lives, and it was such an effective…  ( Click for more )

If you wanted to deceive the most of Christianity with the least effort, while drawing the least attention, where would you strike first? This can perhaps be described as a Trojan Horse he can use against the knowledge and the truth of God. One of the Devil's main strategies to deceive the whole world is to corrupt God's Word, the Bible, and to do so by any means available to him. Actually, it has always been part of his plan. He quoted scripture to Jesus when He was tried. He misapplied scripture.This tactic also, can be used by him anytime and anywhere the scriptures are involved…  ( Click for more )

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