THINK ON THIS !! I agree with Pastor Gables that the figurative interpretation (re: Battle of Armageddon) makes more sense than the literal. God never intended that every prophecy of the Scripture be interpreted literally. For example, Isaiah 40:3-5 prophesied, "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." This passage is quoted in Luke 3:4-6 and applied to the ministry of John the Baptist. It is a fulfilled prophecy, but was it fulfilled literally? Did John literally prepare a highway for Christ to walk upon during His ministry? Did he literally lower every hill and raise every valley in order to make a smooth, straight road for our Lord? Of course not! Yet, if we are going to demand that prophecy be literally interpreted, this is what the ministry of John would have demanded.
OUR BUSINESS IN THE EARTH !! I love this message! Thank you, Pastor Gables, for this word of encouragement to the people of God to stay the course. We each have a job assigned by Our Father to accomplish in this earth that will bring glory and honor to Him and His Kingdom. Let us be found giving our all to it.
HELL--THE HOPELESS PLACE !! Pastor Gables reveals from Scripture the truth of what hell is like--a place of HEAVY DARKNESS with NO RELIEF--a place where a person will crave to satisfy their sinful desires and not ever be able to do it (an unremoval torment, like having a terrible itch and not ever being able to scratch it). For example, the unrepentant drunkard will still crave his drink, but there will be no alcohol in hell for him to embrace.
POWERFUL MEDICINE !! So many times God has brought me to a "Red Sea Crossing" experience in my life...where I could not go forward and I could not go backward...all that I could do was stand still and SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD. Even now, I have been brought BY HIM to such a place. Every morning, I am faced with the decision of whether or not I am going to spend the day worrying and trying to come up with a plan to extricate myself from my dire circumstances or trust in God and wait on Him. I choose to "delight myself in Him" by staying in His Word and in Prayer and "He works in me" the calmness to wait on the seashore and allow Him to part the waters and to get the Glory! I am grateful to God for having Pastor Gables preach this wonderful message--A CALMING PSALM. It is powerful medicine (if not left in the spoon, but swallowed).
Fascinating Insights... ...Into the nature of idleness, and its destructive effect on mental and physical energy. As well as the invigorating power of God-sanctioned honest hard work. Thank you, Pastor Gables.
Great Sermon What a great series this one is on Angels and very insiteful it is indeed.
Having been round the block a few times and having read books on Angels I thought I prety well knew most of what there was to know on this subject - but I was wrong. A thrilling look into the unseen world of what Our heavenly Father has prepared for the blessing on His own.
Many Thx Jim for all your hard work in preparing such a Blessing for Gods people.