In The Last Days, Millions Will Be Deceived And Lost.
Let's Not Be One Of Them!


By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers

We are already in what is called the “Last Days”.  Satan knows that his time is short and he will use every trick, tactic, scheme, device and person at his disposal to deceive as many people as possible.

One of his favorite tricks is to create doubt about God and God's Word through questions and messages presented by his false teachers and preachers.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 says “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

2 Corinthians 11:3-4 saysBut I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 says “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

Today, as Christians, we cannot avoid every kind of evil because we live in a sinful world.

We have many distractions that can divide our attention and prevent us from concentrating on our faith. As a result, we can easily lose our faith by letting our lives become filled to excess and dysfunctional.

We should strive to make sure that we eliminate as many distractions as possible, avoid tempting situations so we don't give evil a foothold, and concentrate on living our lives according to God's Word.

WATCH OUT FOR FALSE TEACHERS AND PREACHERS

Exactly as the Snake seduced Eve with his smooth talk, Satan will attempt to lure you away from the simple purity of your love for Christ.

Don't fall for captivating speakers who sound good and seem to make sense. Satan has many false teachers and preachers that appear to make sense, who sound like and authority, and say words that you like to hear. Don't let your mind be corrupted or seduced! Constantly search the Bible and check his or her teaching or message preached against God's Word.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 says “But test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.”

The Bible is God's infallible word and should be your authoritative guide. Those who teach or preach anything that contradicts God's Word are false teachers or preachers, even if they appear to be an authority with exceptional credentials. Always carefully check everything they say against the Bible.

But, don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Test and prove everything until you can recognize what is truth. Keep only the good and hold fast to that. Then, throw out everything that is false.

2 Peter 3:18 saysBut grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

Be on guard lest you lose your footing and get swept off your feet by these lawless and loose-talking false teachers and preachers. Grow in grace and understanding of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Read your Bible every day and get to know Him better and better. This is the most important step in recognizing when false teachers and preachers are making false and misleading statements.

We all still have much room for growth. No matter where we are in our spiritual journey, no matter how mature we are in our spiritual faith, the sinful world will always challenge our faith. Find time every day to read your Bible and draw closer to Jesus. This will prepare you to stand firm in your faith in any and all circumstances.

Revelation 12:11 says “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

In Matthew 24:4-14 Jesus said: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

There will be a falling away but there will be, through Jesus Christ, a great end gathering for those who will overcome!

To defeat Satan at every turn, arm yourself with knowledge and understanding of God's Word and protect yourself with the full armor of God as describes in Ephesians 6:10-18.

Let's constantly be on guard and not be one of the millions who will be deceived and lost.

And, if you haven't accepted God's Free Gift Of Salvation, do it now.

Do you know for sure where you are going when you die? Are you ready?
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The Blessing

And now, may the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you, and give you His peace.

May you know in the depths of your soul that God loves you, He wants the best for you, and His provisions are greater than anything you can ask or imagine.

Remember, with God, all things are possible! Amen.

Ask, Seek, Knock


By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers


Matthew 7:7-12 says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Note 1: In the above scripture verses, we are told to persist in pursuing God. People often give up after a few halfhearted attempts and conclude that God cannot be found.

But knowing God takes faith, focus, and follow through, and Jesus assures us that we will be rewarded. Don't give up in your efforts to seek God. Continue to ask Him for more knowledge, patience, wisdom, love and understanding. He will give them to you in His time.

Note 2: The child in Jesus' example asked his father for bread and fish – something good and necessary. If the child had asked for a poisonous snake, would a wise father have given it to him? No! God knows when we are asking for something that is not good for us and does not give us what we are asking for, even though we persist in our asking.

As we learn to know God better as a loving father, we learn to ask for what is good for us, and then, He grants our request in His time.

Note 3: Jesus is showing us the heart of God the father. God is not selfish, envious, resentful or stingy, and we don't have to beg as we come with our requests. He is a loving father who understands and cares.

If we can be kind, just imagine how kind God, the creator of kindness, can be!

Matthew 7:8 says “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

So, don't give up, continue to ask, to seek and to knock and you will be successful!

Do you know for sure where you are going when you die? Are you ready?

If you are not saved or not sure, please click on and read our Most Important Question” Page.

If you are sure (a born again believer) but, for whatever reason, are not trying to help others get to Heaven, please click on and read about our FREE and very easy to use New Tool on our FREE Witnessing Tool” Page.

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The Blessing

And now, may the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you, and give you His peace.

May you know in the depths of your soul that God loves you, He wants the best for you, and His provisions are greater than anything you can ask or imagine.

Remember, with God, all things are possible! Amen.

Seven Reasons Not To Worry!


By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers


Mattthew 6:25 says “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

1. The same God who created life in you can be trusted with the details of your life.

Matthew 6:26 says Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

2. Worrying about the future hampers your efforts for today.

Matthew 6:27 says Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

3. Worrying is more harmful than helpful.

Matthew 6:28-30 says “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”

4. God does not ignore those who depend on Him.

Matthew 6:31-32 says “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”

5. Worry shows a lack of faith in and understanding of God.

Matthew 6:33 says But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

6. There are real challenges God wants us to pursue and worrying keeps us from them.

Matthew 6:34 says Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

7. Living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry.

Note: The Bible tells us not to worry about those needs that God promises to supply.

Worrying has consequences:

  • It can bring your activities to a complete stop;
  • It can damage your health;
  • It can cause the object of your worry to consume your thoughts;
  • It can disrupt your productivity;
  • It can negatively affect the way you treat others;
  • It can reduce your ability to trust;
  • It can cause you to waste today.

Don't let worries about tomorrow affect what you do today. Planning for tomorrow is time well spent but worrying about tomorrow is time totally wasted! For we are not even promised a tomorrow.

Do you know for sure where you are going when you die? Are you ready?

If you are not saved or not sure, please click on and read our Most Important Question” Page.

If you are sure (a born again believer) but, for whatever reason, are not trying to help others get to Heaven, please click on and read about our FREE and very easy to use New Tool on our FREE Witnessing Tool” Page.

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The Blessing

And now, may the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you, and give you His peace.

May you know in the depths of your soul that God loves you, He wants the best for you, and His provisions are greater than anything you can ask or imagine.

Remember, with God, all things are possible! Amen.

Life And Death Are In The Power Of Your Tongue...
So Choose Life!


By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers

The tongue is one of the smallest organs in the body and its potential for good or evil is very great.

The word “tongue” is often a reference to the spoken word and what our tongue produces has eternal significance, for it reveals what is in our heart. This holds true whether we’re speaking of spiritual, physical, or emotional “life and death.”

Proverbs 18:21 says “The tongue has the power of life and death.”

In the Bible, the books of Psalms, Proverbs and James contain many scriptures referencing tongues (way too many to list in this post).

TONGUES CAN GIVE AND SAVE LIVES

Proverbs 11:30 says “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.”

Tongues can reconcile peoples and make peace. Tongues can make marriages sweet, families strong, and churches healthy. Tongues can give hope to the despairing, advance understanding, and spread the gospel.

Tongues can also save lives. Examples: A doctor recommends a life saving surgery; a counselor gives hope to a person contemplating suicide with an uplifting word; or a tornado warning is issued just in time.

TONGUES CAN CAUSE DEATH OR RUIN A LIFE

Proverbs 16:28 says A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

People can die because of something someone says. Example: A false witness can be the cause of a death or prison sentence.

Tongues have caused the death of marriages, families, friendships, churches, careers, and even governments.

Tongues have caused wars and mass destruction. And, murders are often initiated because of arguments.

A slanderer can destroy the reputation of a good person and a seductive woman or man can, by their tempting words, ruin a person's life.

Proverbs 21:23 says “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

WATCH WHAT YOU SAY

Have you ever lied? Have you ever hurt someone's feelings by your words or tone of voice?  Are you bitter toward anyone? Do you become angry with those who strongly disagree with you?

What you say and what you don't say are both important. Proper speech is not only saying the right words at the right time, but it is also controlling your desire to say what you shouldn't.

Examples of an untamed tongue include gossiping, putting others down, bragging, manipulating, false teaching, exaggerating, complaining, flattering and lying. Before you speak, ask “Is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

Today, be a person whose mouth is full of life. Speak words that encourage, that are kind and tenderhearted. Remember, compassion produces greater results than criticism or blame. Say something affectionate to a loved one at an unexpected time. Seek to only speak words that are good for building up – not tearing down. 

ASK GOD FOR WISDOM 

Ask God to give you wisdom on when to speak and what to say or what not to say. The power of life and death is in your tongue today...so choose life!

If you are saved, God is your Heavenly father. He loves you and wants the very best for you. And, always remember, there is much power in your words.

Do you know for sure where you are going when you die? Are you ready?

If you are not saved or not sure, please click on and read our “Most Important Question” Page.

If you are sure (a born again believer) but, for whatever reason, are not trying to help others get to Heaven, please click on and read about our FREE and very easy to use New Tool on our “FREE Witnessing Tool” Page.

P.S. # 1: Don't miss our next post entitled “Seven Reasons Not To Worry!”

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The Blessing

And now, may the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you, and give you His peace.

May you know in the depths of your soul that God loves you, He wants the best for you, and His provisions are greater than anything you can ask or imagine.

Remember, with God, all things are possible! Amen.

There Is Much Power In Your Words!


By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers

There is an old saying that says “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me”. That old saying is as wrong as two left shoes! Proverbs 18:21 says “The tongue has the power of life and death.”

Your words can either make a situation better or make a situation worse. There is much power in your words!

Proverbs 15:1 says “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”.

Have you ever tried to argue in a whisper? It is equally hard to argue with someone who answers gently. On the other hand, a rising voice and harsh words almost always trigger an angry response. To turn away wrath and seek peace, choose gentle words.

When you have an argument with someone, you have to be very careful not to sow bad seeds into the relationship. Words, once spoken, are very difficult to take back!

Proverbs 4:23 says to guard your heart, for out of it flows the issues of life.

Our heart – our feelings of love and desire – dictates to a great extent how we live. We are told to guard our heart above all else, making sure we concentrate on those desires that will keep us on the right path. Make sure your thoughts push you in the right direction. Put boundaries on your desires: don't go after everything you see. Look straight ahead, keep your eyes fixed on your goal, and don't get sidetracked on detours that lead to sin.

Matthew 12:35-37 says “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 15:18-20 says “But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these make a man unclean. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what makes a man unclean”. And, if you dwell on them long enough, your thoughts can lead to actions with negative consequences.

We work hard to keep our outward appearance attractive, but what is in our hearts is even more important. The way we are deep down inside (where others can't see) matters more to God.  1 Samuel 16:7 says “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”.

The words you speak are a good indicator of what is in your heart. What kinds of words come from your mouth and what are you like inside?

If you think and say negative words, that's how people will think of you and more likely than not, that is how your life will turn out. Examples: I'm stupid; I'll never amount to anything; I always get sick every September; I'm going to have to take this medicine for the rest of my life; This runs in my family.

When you say these negative things, you are prophesying to yourself and you can have what you say!

If you have doubt and unbelief in your heart, that's what you will think and say.  If you believe in your heart that you can never be successful, you never will be.  But, if you believe in your heart, have faith, and say you can do it, you will!

When people become Christians, God changes them on the inside. And, He will continue this process of change inside them if they only ask.  God wants us to seek healthy thoughts and motives.

If you're sick, the Bible says that by the stripes of Jesus you are healed. If something is upsetting or frightening you, the Bible says that no weapon formed against you will prosper. If you can't pay your bills, the Bible says that God will supply all your needs.

We encourage you to read and study the Bible every day and find scriptures that relate to your circumstances. Then, faithfully and frequently declare out loud what the Bible (God's Word) says about your situation.

Choose your words carefully, get rid of your negative thoughts, your negative attitude and all your complaints, and see how much better your life can be.

If you are saved, God is your Heavenly father. He loves you and wants the very best for you. And, always remember, there is much power in your words.

Do you know for sure where you are going when you die? Are you ready?

If you are not saved or not sure, please click on and read our “Most Important Question” Page.

If you are sure (a born again believer) but, for whatever reason, are not trying to help others get to Heaven, please click on and read about our FREE and very easy to use New Tool on our “FREE Witnessing Tool” Page.

P.S. # 1: Don't miss our next post entitled “Life And Death Are In The Power Of your Tongue...So Choose Life!”

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The Blessing

And now, may the Lord bless you, keep you, make His face to shine upon you, be gracious unto you, and give you His peace.

May you know in the depths of your soul that God loves you, He wants the best for you, and His provisions are greater than anything you can ask or imagine.

Remember, with God, all things are possible! Amen.