The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “the time is come for thee to reap”

Originally posted on Settled In Heaven Blog:

SIH TOTT ICONRev 14:15 KJV

“And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”

The harvest being referred to in this passage is the removal of the God’s people from this world at Christ’s second coming.    When the angel says “the time is come for thee to reap”, he is stating that the time of Christ’s coming was set previously… and that time has finally arrived.

Over my years in the ministry, I have heard many theories on why Christ is “delaying” His coming.   Some believe He is waiting for the final saint to be saved, others believe He is giving the lost an added opportunity for salvation.   From a human’s viewpoint, these both seem to be…

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Who was Samuel Zwemer?

Originally posted on A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®:

zwemerIf you have never heard of Samuel Zwemer, he was one of the first American long term missionaries to…wait for it…the Arab world of the Middle East. He sought to go about God’s mission aspiring not to be famous but to be faithful:

Some missionaries are known for their great fruit, their many converts, churches they started, or hospitals they helped build. Samuel Zwemer is not known for these things. After 38 years of missions work throughout Arabia, the Persian Gulf, Egypt and Asia Minor, Samuel had seen his efforts produce fewer than 12 conversions to Christianity.

Yet producing converts was not the ultimate goal for Samuel. The man who would become known as the Apostle to Islam wrote “The chief end of missions is not the salvation of men but the glory of God.” We are faithful to God’s call on our lives for no other ultimate goal than…

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Charles Stanley – Reaching Your Full Potential

Charles Stanley – Reaching Your Full Potential

Originally posted on Daily Devotions, News and Information:

The world may not recognize your potential, but the Lord does. He loves you unconditionally and wants you to discover His unique purpose for your life. God’s process of perfection has two facets:

  1. Teaching and Guiding

“Tutoring” is one aspect of the Father’s perfecting process. In many ways, the Holy Spirit is your teacher, and the Bible is His textbook.

Before Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, the law was in effect. God designed it to instruct mankind—to provide a moral boundary and to serve as a “tutor to lead us to Christ” (Gal. 3:24).

Our goal should be total reliance upon the Holy Spirit for guidance in our lives.

Furthermore, we were all given an additional gift: the conscience. Romans 2:14-15 tells us that the Lord created the conscience to teach each person what’s right and wrong. In this way, even those without access…

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John MacArthur – Making Worthless Things Valuable

John MacArthur – Making Worthless Things Valuable

Originally posted on Daily Devotions, News and Information:

“The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him” (Matt. 10:2-4).

In God’s hands you can be a precious and effective instrument.

The story is told of a great concert violinist who wanted to prove a point, so he rented a music hall and announced that he would play a concert on a $20,000 violin. On concert night the music hall was filled to capacity with music lovers anxious to hear such an expensive instrument played. The violinist stepped onto the stage, gave an exquisite performance, and received a thunderous standing ovation. When the applause subsided, he suddenly threw the violin to the ground…

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