Do you have... Friday, August 26th 2016
"But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus."
In April of 2015 North Korea's defense minister was publicly executed with an anti-aircraft gun for falling asleep during military meetings and answering back to leader Kim Jong-Un.
The reality, this is just not normal, well-adjusted behavior from the head of a countries leader. When that leader objects strongly to the U.S. and South Korea (our ally) doing military exercises we realize more and more that we cannot put hope in man's ability to not make war. North Korea even told the U.S. that if we continue doing these exercises that the U.S. mainland will not be safe.
When we read the Bible it helps us to take the blinders off to the things happening in the world. It helps us to understand that we are in the last days. Understanding the Bible will also bring us hope!
The Bible gives us hope and knowledge. If we have no Bible, we have no knowledge, we have no hope. If we have no hope, life becomes a daunting task.
When we study the Bible, God reveals all kinds of information to us. God removes our ignorance through revealing the Bible to us. With receiving the Bible, we receive knowledge, we receive hope and we receive forgiveness.
We do not have to be without hope, we can know Him who gives hope. We do not have to be without knowledge, we can know Him who gives knowledge. We do not have to be without forgiveness we can know Him, who gives forgiveness. Jesus.
Friend, do you want to know Jesus? Are these things missing from your life? Rededicate your life to the Lord right now.
Pray something like this from your heart...
I believe You died for me so I could be forgiven. I believe You were raised from the dead so I could have a new life. I have done wrong things, and I am sorry. Please forgive me for all those things. Please give me Your Spirit and Your power to live for You the rest of my life. Amen
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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