Bible Prophecy in the News
“For where your treasure is, there will be your heart be also.” – Luke 12:34
Years ago in Germany, there lived a very rich man who owned fields, animals, and every valley as far as you could see around his castle. One night he had a terrible nightmare in which he dreamed that an angel came to him and said, “The richest man in the valley is going to die at midnight tonight!” Terrified from his dream, the rich man woke up drenched in his own sweat. He thought to himself, “I am doomed, for I am the richest man in the valley!”
Worried about his dream, he called his good friend who was also his doctor. Sensing fear in his friend’s voice, he came to visit the rich man where upon he told him about his dream. The doctor examined the rich man, and told him not to worry that he was in perfect health. The rich man said, “No, you don’t understand. The angel said that the ‘richest man’ in the valley is going to die tonight at midnight, and I am the richest man in the valley!” He continued to plead with the doctor to stay with him till after midnight.
As midnight approached, the rich man and the doctor waited with much anticipation as the clock showed 11:59 p.m. Then, when the clock struck midnight, it started the first of its twelve chimes. “One!” “Two!” “Three!” and so on till it struck, “Ten!” “Eleven” and finally, “Twelve!” The rich man was clutching his chest, breathing heavily as the last of the chimes sounded.
Midnight had come and gone, and he was still alive. He shouted for joy and danced, and then, just as they were just about to toast to life, the rich man heard an urgent knock at his door. It was one of his servants. The man came in with tears in his eyes and told the rich man that “Hans his servant had just died.”
You see, ‘Hans’ was the “richest man” in the valley. He was always seen helping the poor, the widowed, and the fatherless on his time off. When someone was in need, it was Hans that would be there lending a hand. But now he was gone, and the town began to mourn the treasure they had lost. Truly, the richest man in the valley died that night, but it wasn’t the man who trusted in his earthly wealth, but the man who stored up treasure in heaven.
<>–ON GREAT WEALTH–<>
I counted dollars, while God counted crosses,
I counted gains, while He counted losses.
I counted my worth by the things in store,
But He sized me up by the scars that I bore,
I coveted honors and sought for degrees,
He wept as He counted the hours on my knees,
I never knew till a day by a grave,
how vain are the things that we try to save,
I did not know till a friend went above,
that richest is he, that is riches in God’s Love.
October 17 Devotional
October 18 Devotional
October 19 Devotional
Scorpio represents the scorpion seeking to would but itself crushed, the enemy wounding Him.
Scorpio represents Satan as our enemy, with claws to entrap us, as well as to seemingly thwart Christ.
Satan sought to fatally sting Christ’s heel through the crucifixion - not realizing that he had just sealed his own defeat.
The Scorpion is trying to wound the heel of Ophiuchus, the head of Scorpio is being wounded. Scorpio, means “the Lawless One,” and as such, represents the seed of the serpent — the Antichrist.
Scorpio signifies Revelation’s Pale Horse that is ridden by Ophiuchus in judgment.
Oct. 24–Nov. 21
1. SERPENS (The Serpent struggling with the man).
2. O-PHI-U-CHUS (The man grasping the serpent). The struggle with the enemy.
3. HERCULES (The mighty man. A man kneeling on one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon). The mighty Vanquisher seeming to sink in the conflict.
October 20 Devotional
October 21 Devotional
October 23 Devotional
October 24 Devotional
October 25 Devotional
October 26 Devotional
October 27 Devotional
October 16 Devotional
October 29 Devotional
October 30 Devotional
He maketh darkness His secret place.” – Psalm 18:11
When my children were young one of them was having some trouble with the darkness in his room at night. As the days passed, this fear seemed to grow with each passing night. Facing this problem with him, I told him of a discovery that I read in which scientists had found that light particles actually exist in darkness. This seemed to ease his mind as he drifted off into a peaceful sleep. This was also of particular interest to me because the Bible teaches that God is omnipresent, which means that there is no place where He does not exist, even in darkness.
Psalm 18:11, tells us that God actually makes darkness His “secret” place. What does this mean for us in times of apparent darkness? Is there a hidden lesson or illumination in dark times for us to gain more of an understanding of God’s plan for our lives?
The first mention of the word “darkness” is in Genesis 1:2, “And darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Each of us at different times in our lives will face dark places of uncertainty. We lose loved ones, relationships, jobs, and sometimes even our direction in life. When these dark times come, it is important for us to know that the Scriptures tell us that darkness does have an end, “He setteth an end to darkness,” Job 28:3.
The Bible contains 366 “Fear not’s,” one for each day of the year, and one even for the extra day that leap year brings. Dr. Everek R. Storms counted 8,810 promises in the Bible. Of these promises, 7,487 of them are from God to man. We never face any life situation for which God has not supplied specific promises that give us mercy and grace to help in our time of need.
We are told in Psalm 119:105, “Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” In times of darkness we need to apply the light of Scripture to our situation. The mere mention of the word “path,” assures us that nothing has taken God by surprise. It is comforting to know that although our physical eyes may comprehend only the darkness surrounding us at a given moment of our lives, the existence of light is promised to us in our darkest times through Christ Jesus.
<>–LIGHT BEFORE A CITY—-<>
When Alexander the Great encamped before a city, he used to set up a light to give notice to those within the city. If anyone came forth to him while the light lasted, they would be given quarter (mercy). Otherwise, no mercy was to be expected. God sets up light after light, and waits year after year, and even invites men to come unto Him, that they may have life.
<>–TREASURE IN HEAVEN—-<>
The epitaph of the Romanist, Edward Molloy, reads as follows;
“Edward Malloy, the friend of humanity, the father of the poor. He employed the wealth of this world only to procure the riches of the next; and leaving a balance of credit on the book of life, he made heaven debtor to mercy.”
“God never gives His children a promise which He does not intend them to use.”
– Charles Spurgeonl
How Can I Be Saved?
You’ve probably seen John 3:16 posted somewhere on a sign, written on a freeway overpass, at a concert, at a sporting event, or even read to you as a little child. This verse is a simple one. There are 20 monosyllables (single words) in the verse. The Gospel is meant to be simple for everyone!
Be sure of your Salvation. Right now, and pray this simple prayer with a sincere heart...
“Lord, forgive me for my sins. I confess that I am a sinner. Come into my heart and make me the person you created me to be. I receive your gift of pardon through Jesus dying for me on the cross to save me. – Amen”
It was once determined in a court of law that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. There is a true story about a man that refused his pardon. A judge ruled that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. When you prayed that prayer and accepted God’s pardon for your sins, you became a new creation in Christ.
The Bible teaches that you are saved by faith through Jesus. Grow in the Grace that was just given to you, seek God in His word (The Bible) and go out tell somebody!