Concerned About the Coronavirus?

Who wouldn’t be!

For several months, Mary and I have been looking forward to our trip to Los Angeles.  Back then, no Coronavirus.

But we fly Southwest tonight from Denver International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.   Flying against advice to avoid crowds!

Our main objective, besides being with Mary’s family, is to go see Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” played by the L.A. Philharmonic this Saturday night.  This was on my wife’s “bucket list.”  Yes, but who’s eager to hasten kicking it!

Well, so far not much seemed threatening in the United States, so let’s go.

Yet just minutes ago, I saw a new Drudge Report headline announcing that a South Korean flight attendant who flew several flights out of LAX is infected with the Coronavirus!  How many people got off in Los Angeles from the South Korean flights she flew in on!

Lousy timing!  But who wants to cancel plane tickets and lose the cost of the concert tickets!

The 4th Horseman of the Apocalypse

represents disease that invariably follows the 2nd Horseman (war) and the 3rd Horseman (famine).  This Coronavirus doesn’t seem connected to war and famine.

When the 4 Horsemen are through riding, Revelation says 1/4 of the earth will be dead.  1.8 to 2 billion victims!  Obviously some huge pandemic or several of them will saddle up before the end.

We can’t blame people in Europe back in A.D. 1347 to 1350 for thinking that they had reached the end-times.  The Black Death had no cure and was highly contagious.  An estimated 75 to 200 million in Eurasia died.  This plague likely started in Asia and followed the Silk Trail.

What Should We Do?  

Book of Life AdBe concerned but not fear.  The Bible gives the solution to fear.

This is a good time to read Psalm 91 regularly, submit to God’s sovereignty over our lives, and claim His comforting promises.

♦   God is “my place of safety” (v. 2, New Living Translation throughout).
♦   He will “protect you from deadly disease” (v. 3)
♦   “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day” (v. 4)
♦   “Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness” (v. 6)
♦   “Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you” (v. 7)
♦   “No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.  For he will order his angels to protect  you wherever you go” (vs. 10-11)
♦    “I will protect those who trust in my name” (v. 14).

We can believe these amazing, comforting promises of God!

The Coronavirus?  Let’s Psalm 91 it!

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The “Patterns of Evidence—Red Sea” Movie Was Worth Our Trek Through the Canyon!

The snow parted for us last night!  Even so, the drive through the Hwy. 115 canyon to Colorado Springs was harrowing thanks to fog, but we made it in our Ford Fiesta by patiently following the bright lights of a semi—our pillar of fire.  With two Fandango tickets costing us just over $30, we were committed, but the two theaters were only 1/3 to 1/2 full.  A new friend invited us to spend the night rather than risk the trip home.

Tim Mahoney’s Red Sea movie was worth the stressful journey.

The Bible is history.  His story!

God’s story to what He’s doing with us!  Throughout the movie, Mahoney kept comparing what the disagreeing scholars had to say with what the Bible actually said.  Heb. 11 says “faith is the evidence ….” and Mahoney delivers.

In his first movie, Mahoney showed that evidence for the Exodus and Israel’s entrance into the Promised Land does exist once you simply look for it 200 years earlier—about 1450 B.C. instead of 1250 B.C. where so many scholars simply decided it had to exist but didn’t!

In his second movie, Mahoney proved that Moses had writing to pen the Torah.  God inspired the first alphabetic language to begin at the time of Joseph, no doubt by him.  Moses and the Israelites used it and took it to Canaan with them.  God miraculously provided a way for knowledge of Him to be transmitted and taught via writing to His children!  Just as later Gutenberg would invent the first printing press and it would enable the printing of the Bible worldwide!

This third movie provided some interesting knowledge.  The Israelites were living in Goshen, multiplying too fast for the Egyptians, but it was called Avaris in the excavation being done.  A rather fitting name sounding like avarice!  The director of the digging had come to understand that it was Israelites once he understood the dating correctly.  There are tens of additional digging sites waiting to be excavated so we know additional proof is coming.

Most people probably think that the two to three million throng just took off into the uncharted desert, but actually they followed an established highway—one of three possible routes.  They naturally followed the same one that Moses had taken to go see Pharaoh from Midian, which today is in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

We already know that the end destination of Mt. Sinai is not where commonly thought in the Sinai Desert but it’s over in Midian where Moses saw the burning bush in the first place.

And the Red Sea crossed will be shown in Part 2 on May 5 to actually be the Gulf of Aquaba, which huge surprise:  wasn’t even on maps as late as A.D. 1800.  No wonder satan has deceived so many “wise of this world” to think the crossing was through some shallow lakes only three days walk.  But how would the mighty Egyptian army have drowned in one of those!

We all know how hard it is to walk along a sandy beach.  You’re worn out after just a few hundred yards!  But the southeasterly highway they took across the 150 miles of the Sinai Desert had a limestone base where feet don’t sink in.  It followed the valleys where there was plenty of rain water naturally.  Plus the Bible says God provided rain for them and water from the Rock.

For critics arguing that all the Israelite animals would have made such travel impossible, an expert from Colorado State University explained that the animals would have easily gone as far as the people.

Jacob sheepThey may well have had Jacob Spotted Sheep which need less water and food than other sheep and are easily herded.

On all issues, the scholars were divided into positions labeled Egyptian and Hebrew.  That’s fitting because in the Bible Egypt is typically symbolic of sin.  No surprise the Hebrew would line up with the Hebrew Bible!

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The historical is driving educators and progressives hysterical!

So the HISstorical fact that God caused His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to come true has satan influencing people to oppose patriarchal, old white men—and throw in fathers and husbands to destroy family.   And don’t forget the time-tested bogeyman that’s rapidly on the rise once again:  anti-semitism!

Also throw out history or, better yet, revise it to say the opposite.

For real understanding, watch three special interviews covered in the last post.  The interviews enhanced the understanding of the movies.

I say, if we like the movie, let’s read the Book!   And live it and teach it!

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If You Can’t See the “Patterns of Evidence—Red Sea” Movie Tomorrow Night, Treat Yourself to the Interviews!

I saw Tim Mahoney’s “Patterns of Evidence” movie on the Exodus and his second one on Moses being able to write.   I’m eager to see the third one on

The Red Sea Crossing that will play nationwide in theaters tomorrow night

But alas, from Canon City to Colorado Springs, it looks like we will be blasted with too much snow to travel to see the movie in our Ford Fiesta.   Disappointing, but not reason for God to part the water blocking our path!   We’ll see it when we can.

But I did get to hear

Three interviews with Tim about his three movies [Exodus, Moses, Red Sea]

and I can’t recommend enough that you watch them.  I’m guessing you’ll be so thrilled by what he has to say that you’ll binge watch all three in a row.   It was surprising how challenging it was for me to find the three interviews and make them available on a silver platter for you to feast on.

He had inspiring personal observations about the first two movies that I had forgotten but in many cases, not picked up on.  In the movies you must wade through all the muck from the scholars as Mahoney sniffs out the truth, but in the interviews you get the straight dose of positive, Christian, Bible-proving evidence that is so plain you wonder why people can’t see it!

For me, all three movies are about:  God says in the Bible … scholars say it didn’t and there’s no evidence of it.  Since a kid, the choice has been easy.  And for 50 years I’ve been watching discoveries that always prove the Bible true.  I know that any new one will do the same, but I also know there will always be scoffers especially in the end-times.   As Tim Mahoney aptly commented, in the Garden satan said “Hath God said …” and he deceives the whole earth into following the same questioning, disbelieving, snickering counterattacks.

Mahoney proves that there is evidence.   Scholars usually won’t acknowledge it even when shown because they have books to sell and because they don’t want to have to obey a God.  He made such inspiring statements in all three interviews that gave me chills of praise for what God has done and has shown us His children!  How incredible for us to have access to God’s Word and know He’s talking to us now.

In my life I knew a geologist whom I thought accepted God’s truth as I did, but one day he shocked me by saying there is no proof of a worldwide Flood.  Yes, there is.  God says it in the Bible.   That’s good enough for me.

Jesus Christ endorsed Noah, and prophecy says the end-time is going to be “as in the days of Noah.”

Leading Us to Our Glorious Destiny adI’m hoping Mahoney tackles the Flood after his two movies on the Red Sea.

Maybe the weather will change enough so Mary and I can go see the Red Sea movie tomorrow night.  Hope you can see it.

But don’t miss the three interviews

They leave no doubt God is using Tim Mahoney in a powerful way that he didn’t know in the beginning.  And he inspired me again that God has a destiny for us so I need to get out of His way and let Him use me more powerfully.  That destiny is not just the future in His Kingdom but what He is doing with us now.  Sometimes I forget the Patterns of Evidence in my life.

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“He’s Talking to You Now”

In the gripping Netflix series “The Messiah,” the U.S. President nabs the mystery man over to face him in his office.  He asks the President, “Do you believe that God is talking to us now?”  The President, apparently a believing Mormon, answers “yes.”  His eyes riveted on the President, the Messiah boldly tells him:  “He’s talking to you now.”

Building the Family of God adThe President was convicted to his core!  That bold statement has left me thinking:  Look at all the statements made by Jesus Christ in the Bible.  In my Bible the words of Jesus are in red.

When I read them, now more than ever, I want to realize that Jesus is talking to me now.

If He uses a “you,” it means me

I must apply what He says to me and act on it now.  And of course the same goes for anything the prophets, apostles, Paul or the Bible tells me.  The Bible is truth (John 17:17).

Thank God He’s talking to us now.  A famine of the Word is coming (Amos 8:11).

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The Solution to Fear

Bloggers and everyone and their uncle write about how to get rid of fear—and anxiety—because we all know doubt and fear.  Facebook regularly shares clever psychology and witty sayings.

Speaking in public is often portrayed as a common fear.  For some reason, that one’s never bothered me so much.  In college I took four years of public speaking classes accompanied by men’s speaking clubs.  After graduation I participated in church Spokesman Clubs and Family Clubs for so many years I lost count.  During that time I heard lots of solutions for combating fear, wrote them down, and put them to the test.

Throughout the Bible God has asked His servants to do fearful deeds.  We can read what Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel did as prophet-able watchmen.  Crucifixion victims were treated shamefully, and Jesus willingly endured that for each of us.

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear …” (Heb. 11:7).    Hey, What’s fear doing in the faith chapter?

Whatever God asks of us, we must do despite fear

Who knows what challenging tasks God is going to ask of us in the days ahead that the Bible says will be the worst that has ever happened on earth? (Matt. 24:21, Jer. 30:7).

God didn’t accept excuses from Moses and He won’t from us.

Leading Us to Our Glorious Destiny adSo what’s the solution to fear?  Clever sayings like:  instead of “Flee Everything And Run,” “Face Everything And Rise”?  Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” and realize that odds are 90% it won’t?  Massage pressure points a certain way to rub fear away?   Breathe … just breathe.   If these help, help yourself.

But here’s the plain Bible solution:

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear … he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).

Ask God for His Holy Spirit of love (Gal. 5:22).  God is love and He fears no one and nothing.  This agage love is a gift of God—not something you work up—and it’s unselfish and outgoing.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).  God is desirous of giving it to His children more than any human father would (Luke 11:13).

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If the State of the Union Was Preempted by God

President Trump made his way to the podium, but before he could speak, a booming voice like waves crashing on the shore preempted the leader of the free world and grabbed the attention of everyone jammed into the House of Representatives.  When He was through, even the media had to report that it was Jesus Christ speaking on behalf of His Father (John 5:37).

President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Speaker Pelosi, my fellow Manassites,

I have made you the greatest nation on earth ever (Gen. 35:11), just as you were blessed to be by your forefather Jacob (48:19).  Under My inspiration, he placed his name Israel on you and your younger brother Ephraim who has become the British Commonwealth of nations.    Yes, it’s thanks to Me that  you have such a “special relationship.”

Of you both, I inspired Israel to bless you:  “May the God of your father help you; may the Almighty bless you with the blessings of the heavens above, and blessings of the watery depths below, and blessings of the breasts and womb.  May my fatherly blessings on you surpass the blessings of my ancestors, reaching to the heights of the eternal hills.  May these blessings rest on the head of Joseph, who is a prince among his brothers” (Gen. 49:25-26 New Living Translation throughout).

I inspired Moses to further bless you:  “May their land be blessed by the Lord with the precious gift of dew from the heavens and water from beneath the earth; with the rich fruit that grows in the sun, and the rich harvest produced each month; with the finest crops of the ancient mountains, and the abundance from the everlasting hills; with the best gifts of the earth and its bounty, and the favor of the one who appeared in the burning bush” (Deut. 33:13-17).

I say to each one of you leaders, representatives, senators and judges.  Wise up to who the Supreme Court is!   Don’t think your hand has done your greatness.  Stop right now arguing about being exceptional and boasting about who gets credit for it.  “For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God.  Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.  The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations … it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors” (Deut. 7:6-8).  Yes, the reason you are blessed with all the goodies is thanks to the obedience of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Yes, even as you decry patriarchal old white men and alter your privileged history!

I have brought “you into the land [I] swore to give you when [I] made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build.  The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce.  You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant.  When you have eaten your fill in this land, be careful not to forget the Lord” (Deut. 6:10-12).

Listen, you leaders of Manassah, “All authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.  So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished … The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good” (Rom. 13:1-4).  Yes, I am watching to see which of  you really are servants.

“You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.  But among you it will be different.  Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant” (Matt. 20:25-26).

Look, I made you the greatest nation on earth to model my way to the rest of the world.  Turn to Me and they would exclaim “How wise and prudent are the people of this great nation!  For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him?” (Deut. 4:6-7).

Then the other nations of the world would be blessed too!  They will want my “Deal of the Century.”  “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice” (Prov. 29:2).

If only it weren’t a section of ladies in white but all of you wearing the “fine linen” representing “the good deeds of God’s holy people” (Rev. 20:9).

It makes me so sad to see division and disunity, and the American people are sick of it too!  Even Abraham Lincoln shared my warning that a House divided cannot stand (Mark 3:25).  Indeed, one year half of you can’t stand and the next year the other half!

Building the Family of God adThere’s a lot more I could say.  You can read all about it in my Bible.  And just do what I say there like a little child.  In time every knee is going to bow to Me, but for now I want each one of you to voluntarily stand in silence, before I have to make you, and think about what you need to change to seek Me and obey Me.

Permit me, President Trump, to steal your thunder:  the best is yet to come!

Let Me end the way you expect:  America, I’m always ready to bless you.

P.S.  Forget the rebuttal and sorry Nancy, find something else to rip up!


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If You See Ads in This Blog

Then know that WordPress has snuck them in without my OK.   I don’t see the ads on my end when I write and publish.   It’s a bit scary because they can put in subjects that I wouldn’t endorse and all of them distract if not detract from what I’m trying to do.

I will probably continue to put up with it because I like having the use of their blogging platform for free that now apparently takes up 35% of the Internet.

Typical bloggers would welcome any way to make money off their efforts and have dollar signs dancing in their eyes.

But I write about what God says in the Bible and Building the Family of God.

T&O eBook AdHere’s what God says in the Bible:

♦    “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matt. 10:8).
♦    Paul to the Corinthians:  “I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge” (2 Cor. 11:7).
♦    “It’s better to give than receive” (Acts. 20:35).
♦    “Buy the truth, and do not sell it” (Prov. 23:23).

So the physical Churches of God put no price on any of the Gospel materials offered.   You won’t find any monetary, commercial ads anywhere in their materials.

So I wish you wouldn’t find any in here!

At least you are free to ignore them and soak up the pearls of great price shared with you here from God’s instruction manual for mankind.

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