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    by Dale Krebbs

July 1, 2018

Is it wrong as a Christian to seek eternal rewards from God? The Apostle Paul affirms that every Christian who remains faithful until they die will also receive an award from Jesus. Even more than this, Jesus Himself affirms and speaks directly of those who struggle to grow spiritually. To those who overcome difficulties of every kind He will say “Well done”! To those who had been given different gifts, they all receive same reward, only according to the ability and capacity. All will be rewarded according to what they had been given…not according to what someone…  ( Click for more )

June 24, 2018

Do you find yourself reliving and rerunning your life, reflecting on your life as far back as you can remember? As we all grow older, this tendency increases for some. And eventually they may wonder why…why does the mind tend to begin to play reruns of events from our past? Assuming that it does (and will) happen to many, is this simply “old age”, too much time on the hands, or, perhaps as some might surmise, a nervous breakdown? Our mind in some way that is mysterious, begin to fill and record every thought, and every experience, as the years go by. The…  ( Click for more )

June 17, 2018

There is an old Christian melody that includes the phrase. “…troubles trouble us all”. Who among us, if we are striving to live as Christ wants us to live, have not experienced troubles of one kind or another. In a world that steadily grows more dangerous and difficult to live in as Christians, at times troubles in our lives may seem an understatement. Most Christians understood the likelihood, at least to some extent, when they first believed. Some, when they first believed, have not been heard what to expect in the world they were accustomed to experiencing.…  ( Click for more )

June 10, 2018

(Definition: “Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.” ‎Parallax (disambiguation). The short definition: an uncertain and divided direction of living. As Christians we must have a kind of parallax view In order to grow and endure in our Christian lives. We all must look at our lives differently than those in the world. We must view our lives on two levels… the most important view is the…  ( Click for more )

June 3, 2018

Have you heard any bad news lately? Are we entering the “time of the end? Most who are middle age or older have probably heard much regarding the prophesied time of the end…when Jesus returns and prevents the destruction of all mankind. There is a theory regarding world affairs and their relation to the passing of time. The theory attempts to interpret the history of nations by interpreting events by looking at all world events by using a stair step theory of these events. Using history since Jesus came, world events are measured by ascending stairs steps. As world…  ( Click for more )

The two are beautiful illustrations of the principle of “type and anti-type“; the same at different times, and in different ways, in different places. It is felt by some that understanding the Old Testament is so frustrating and difficult that they become discouraged and finally discontinue reading it at all. They (the two testaments) are both involved in the restoring of peace, But in different methods, and at different times. Both methods are eternal…they will always work - If... If real peace is really wanted. half-way measures will undermine both methods.…  ( Click for more )

During the years that the Apostle Paul preached to and guided the converts of that day, he admonished the churches under his responsibility according to the necessities that he observed in all the churches of that dispensation of the gospel. His times are not our times now…our world, and its inhabitants, and those converted in our day are completely different. Even what is described as “human nature”, molded by a modern world, is in many ways very different than the days of the Apostle Paul. Therefore, the requirements for the churches of today require different…  ( Click for more )

May 13, 2018

Regardless of yesterday, today, or tomorrow as we walk each day, striving to live in Christ, the third member of the Godhead, is always with us and in us. Being convinced is the challenge. Part of the Holy Spirit's job is convincing. He actually has three duties: convicting, convincing, and encouraging. (John 16:7-8 AMP) He will be with us and in us always. He will never leave us or abandon us regardless of our mistakes, or inadvertent sins, and circumstances. He inhabits us completely, knows every thought, every emotion. The Holy Spirit is the one member of the Godhead…  ( Click for more )

There is a time sometime in the future, when those who are alive, and those have died - even those who have perished in oceans and seas, even all those since mankind was created - will be resurrected and be judged. Those who have believed will be made immortal and be rewarded with eternal life and glory with God. “You have no assurance of your life…” - except that which Jesus Christ gives you by His grace, as the result of your belief in Him. A well-known commentary says it clearly: “Since everyone who goes before the great white throne is to…  ( Click for more )

April 29, 2018

There comes a time in the history of every age when the sheer complexity of life and living becomes so burdensome and therefore so complex, that it is almost impossible to chart our lives with any dependable certainty. That time is coming for our times. If not already upon us. There is a strange, almost universal kind of sleep, in our world. And at the same time, almost every for of evil and violence multiplies almost daily. This results in a feeling of abandonment for some when there seems to so real solutions. Eventually some say "why drink and be merry,…  ( Click for more )

April 22, 2018

Do you ever wonder about your relationship with Jesus Christ? There are times when weaknesses may seem to undercut our assurance that we are saved, or that God is angry with us because of a perceived weakness. Being still human, we are susceptible to an array of influences in our lives that are broadcast satanic thoughts and feelings - all which depress and discourage us in our relationship with our loving Savior. In a sense, all that Satan has to do is get us to doubt our salvation which influences our minds. Our minds are so constructed to absorb wrong influences as well…  ( Click for more )

April 15, 2018

Have you ever been deeply offended by someone in some way, either accidentally or deliberately? You can suffer day and night from the hurt. Especially if it was totally unexpected, and done by someone who had complete trust; a long-time friend, or someone you trusted unconditionally. Perhaps the hurt was or was not deliberate, but your hurt was shocking due to past experience with the individual had been completely trusting. If the offense is accidental or deliberate, there are times when the nature of it, or the occurrence of the same offenses under different circumstances, attempts…  ( Click for more )

April 8, 2018

We are told that there no two humans on the earth that are exactly alike…in every detail, outward and inward. This is difficult to believe. Surely…in so many billions of humans - there are at least two who are exactly alike. However, if there were, surely someone would have found them and told the world by now. I am familiar with a small group of men who have been getting together to visit for several years, just to visit and fellowship, for two hours per week. It is amazing how this group can visit for about two hours. As I understand, in all the hours over the…  ( Click for more )

April 1, 2018

A friend of a relative stated that most do not realize they are getting older until they are between 80,83 years of age. The one who said this was in the mid 80’s, and had studied the phenomenon for a long time, and had noted it over and over. It is apparent to this person, who is a professional in the medical field, that most people (especially men…), between age 80,84 begin to be aware of certain changes in their body that they had never noticed before. It seemed almost universal…something happens during this age span that cannot be explained medically…  ( Click for more )

March 25, 2018

Why is it so difficult for last for some...and perhaps for many? It seems to vary from person to person. One may say that it is their delight that they look forward to as often as possible. Others claim it is an agony, and they must force themselves. They say that it is fearful to pray because God is so great and powerful and they feel they are so sinful and unworthy. They perceive God will condemn, or even destroy them because they know they have sinned. If not in actions, in their thoughts. In view of the wide spectrum of feelings and subsequent responses, how should…  ( Click for more )

March 18, 2018

Why would an eternal almighty God stoop down in the dirt and create a vastly inferior being, although a being that is a masterpiece of His creation? The speculation is intriguing of course…as intriguing as there are those who speculate. There are various theories as to why God decided to create mankind. No one completely knows the mind of God…especially as far back as when mankind was created. But God was led to create mankind because of the disobedience of one being already dwelling with God. So He decided to create beings to someday live with Him who would never…  ( Click for more )

March 11, 2018

Have you ever said something and realized later that it was wrong? Then you felt sick at heart with the burden, it was so heavy with sorrow and regret? You knew later that you had said the wrong thing - logically, and spiritually. An accidental encounter with a man who was to become a close friend, spoke the following words when I told him I was a writer: “Be careful with words…you can’t get them back…”. I have thought many, many times of his words since then. I had only begun to write, and his words, I pray, have served me well. There have…  ( Click for more )

If you are a Christian, your life has already been arranged, predestined, ordered, directed, guided. You are cared for, guarded, and provided for - and above all - loved… The operative and most important word is…if! If you are not a Christian, then you are on your on. Now and forever. Unless. Using that word “if” again, you can. You can become a Christian. All the benefits above can be your life and your eternal inheritance. Most of us have seen a fountain. The most common being a water fountain. There is a beautiful water fountain near where I…  ( Click for more )

February 25, 2018

Even in them, Jesus is there! What is your greatest concern, the thing about which most of all you would want Christ’s help? Even if its a small thing, do you believe that it is too trivial for Him to hear, and to care, and to answer? Small things per se, alone in their smallness, go unknoticed. But the accumulation of small things, both the good and the bad, have a way becoming hugh things sooner or later. Its the small things that accumulate over the years that slowly destroy what began as a thrilling courtship, and beautiful wedding. The small things go unnoticed…  ( Click for more )

February 25, 2018

Oh! if we could only see the wind! Even the physical wind - as it manipulates us physical and mentally...causing us to change our plans for our daily routine. The unseen power of blessings...and sometimes utter destruction as it whips wildfires that destroy almost everything in its path. We can’t see the wind. Unless it is revealed by its affects on something we can see. And that which we often cannot see, or feel, that promotes wrong changes in our lives can be caused by a wind that drives us off course on the sea of our lives. The winds are continually shifting,…  ( Click for more )

February 18, 2018

Our limitations - regardless of what they may be - are designed by God who is waiting for a change and subject to all the limitations that our flesh imposes. But He does expect us to respond according to our limitations. Our limitations are not intended to trap us into disobedience so He can accuse us or condemn us. He is patient. But His patience is sometime perceived as passiveness and disinterest. It is possible to take advantage of His patience, even though existentially. God is extremely patient and forbearing. He understands that we are dust, and subject to all the…  ( Click for more )

February 18, 2018

It seems that this three-letter word is becoming a universal, world-wide reality. Is this true, or simply the illusion created by the media? Do you feel that the pressure and complexities of your life are growing steadily without any major change in your personal circumstances? If we could examine the totality of events that affect everyday living, most would feel that the whole world is beginning to be a very dangerous place for humanity. And more especially for Christian believers in many parts of the world. Most are so preoccupied with “making ends meet” that…  ( Click for more )

February 11, 2018

What is the greatest danger today to a Christian - and to one who is close to believing in Him? “Many false prophets will appear and mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold. But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved.” - Matthew 24:11-13 (AMP) Jesus made this statement during His discourse on the Mt. of Olives. It is the longest and most detailed discourse spoken by Jesus recorded in the New Testament. One of His most alarming and important statements is that quoted above. Why?…  ( Click for more )

February 11, 2018

It is easy to say to ourselves, when we are busy with life’s demands and obligations, that a word, or a deed we know we should fulfill just seems to drift by. Lost in the business of a mind filled with daily personal care, and the world’s constant demands on our minds and our time. This is the world. The world we all must respond to in some way, every day. Oh! the business of this indiscernible something called life! Life can become so complicated and obligatory that time seems to fly…hours turn into days; days become compacted into what we call weeks…  ( Click for more )

February 4, 2018

Living in a fast changing world, it is almost impossible to see very far ahead in our lives. Usually only a few days, or even a few hours. This is as far as we can see ahead of us. However, Christ is walking just ahead of us. Unseen and usually, quietly. By the direction of the Holy Spirit, we are led just behind Him. Without knowing, we walk in His footprints. This being so, we are spiritually safe. Where He leads, we follow, being led by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes a sheep gets lost - not lost spiritually, but lost as to orientation and the ominous directions that our world…  ( Click for more )

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