I've been reading(yet again--makes my 2nd time!) the "Left Behind" series of books by two GREAT authors, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and the following are some wonderful exerts from Book #5 called, "Apollyon, The Destroyer is Unleashed". I hope you enjoy them AND will consider getting this marvelous set of books describing End Times along with MANY Bible quotes to back up what the authors say.
1) page 275
"...a picture of the sad fact that sin and rebellion have their consequences. There are scars. ...the effects of sin linger. "
It also states that if we receive Christ, God has redeemed US! AND we stand perfect in heaven's sight.
2) page 276
"...we see that evil is on the rise. Much as the world system tries to downplay it, our society has seen catastrophic rises in drug abuse, sexual immorality, murder, theft, demon worship, and idolatry."
This IS definitely true in our society RIGHT NOW!
and 3) page 276
"..with the apostle Paul I urge you to 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the sheild of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one(devil)."
Leaving you now with MUCH to contemplate and think about :)
Don't forget about the HUGE and FUN Easter Egg hunt tomorrow at Kemp City Park beginning at 10 a.m.!! Hope to see ya'll there!!