Michael Colunga (30 March 2011)
"RE:  Jim Goodrick--"it may take a catastrophe""

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Brother Jim, I suspect that the bottom line in your heart is what I highlighted in red.
You have a great heart for the lost and dispossessed.  You want your extended family and those in Christ to all be ready.  You desire a great and wonderful harvest, even at this hour.
 
Take heart.  If we Christians start discussing end times things boldly at the workplace, boldly at the coffee shop, etc. among ourselves, two things must happen.
 
First of all, we will be boldly proclaiming that we are not ashamed of Jesus Christ and
His abundant, loving salvation.
 
Secondly, there will always be some people that will listen in, and want to ask questions.
Some of these WILL be saved by the grace of God--in His timing.
 
Again I say, take heart.  For it is written,
    "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
    "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him
return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
    "For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways,
saith the LORD.
    "For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither,
but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
    "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return
unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it."  Isaiah 55:6-11
 
If that weren't enough, the LORD says through the Psalmist,
    "I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."  Psalm 138:2
 
That last part, highlighted in red, means that God will honor His Word, regardless of the cost to His reputation.  However, since God is holy, any and all such costs always provide the dividend of an extended and expanded reputation among men and angels.
God is always out to blow our minds with His mighty love.
 
And yet again, if that weren't enough, the LORD speaks through Saint Paul the following:
    "What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?
    "Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: 'So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.' "  Romans 3:3-4 
 
Now, this sounds a bit ominous, until you consider what the Holy Spirit prompted Paul to write in Romans 8:
    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who  have been called according to his purpose.
    "For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
    "And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
    "What, then, shall we say in response to this?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
    "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
    "Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
    "Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
    "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
    "As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.'
    "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, [fn] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
    "neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8:28-39
 
Take heart, God is not done with His plan to save to the uttermost.
Finally, it is written,
    "Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear."    Isaiah 59:1
 
Brother Jim Goodrick, you are "predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son."  Romans 8:29
 
That is the only predestination you have to worry about.  God picks His own team, based on who responds to His love.  Let us therefore love with the love of God.
 
"Love never fails."  1 Corinthians 13:8
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
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Jim Goodrick (29 March 2011)
"John Clark : NATO as Sea Beast Rev. 13"

Thank you John for that wonderful insight on NATO as the sea beast . It certainly seems to fit Revelation 13.
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2011/johnc328.htm

It will be interesting to hear what O has to say tonight about the NATO - Libya situation.

There is so much prophecy being fulfilled lately that the world must be asking questions that only the Bible can answer.

When the Japanese quake / tsunami / nuke leak occurred, Americans were glued to their TVs.
But all that 'awe' is gone now, and life is back to normal.
It is still difficult to witness to others about Bible Prophecy. Unfortunately, it may take a catastrophe here on our soil, before people really and truly get interested in end times, and what the Bible has to say.

Thanks again for your insight.

In Him,
Jim Goodrick