When is Haste Right ? – Roy Daniel

  Topical Study on Haste in Bible   Haste in the Bible – Roy Daniel Sometimes we wonder when we look back and had little time to make a  decision or we made a decision quickly or did something in the hight of emotions … was what we did or chose in haste right ? […]

Jesus at 4:30AM in the Dark Roy Daniel

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Jesus at 4 : 30AM in the Dark   Mat 19:14  But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Two days back we arrived at a Home Affairs in South Africa at 7AM to apply for a passport for our newborn […]

Baby news and memories – Roy Daniel

Baby news and memories In light of the fact that our fourth child is due next week I have the following fun and sad memories: Our first child died (miscarriage) and I remember weeping, holding a funeral and small burial in my dad’s garden. We called him Robert although we are uncertain if it was […]

Two Grieving Women Roy Daniel

Two Grieving Women – by Roy Daniel   Hannah and Rachel   There were two women from different eras who felt grieved and depressed for similar reasons:  Rachel (wife of Jacob) and Hannah (wife of Elkanah.) Both of their husbands had two wives. In both cases the other wife had many children while they had […]

THE FAITH OF BLIND BARTIMAEUS

     He kept crying out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” He had heard that Jesus was passing by; and because he was blind and could not go to him, he was afraid that he would not be heard. A crowd was following Jesus, wanting to see a miracle or be fed by […]

REPENTANCE IS THE FIRST STEP TO A NEW HEART

     We are born with an evil heart. The result of the heritage received from the sin of Adam. Jer. 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? As we grow up the wicked  heart begins to show. Good parents will train us so we can live and act […]

The devil likes the word “Big” Roy Daniel

The devil likes the word “Big” I remember at School being told by a teacher that the mission field or Christian work could not be my calling as I ‘had done so well in school” I was destined to be something bigger like a professor or something. I was later offered free any University in […]

God is Ready Roy Daniel

God is Ready The Bible emphasises the fact that God is ready to do two things.  i.e.God is Ready to Forgive and He is Ready to Judge ! a) God is Ready to Forgive Ps 86 : 05 “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that […]

OUR SINFUL NATURE NEEDS TO BE DECLARED DEAD!

    We are born with a sinful nature; God calls it the old man, the flesh. To be saved we need to have that sinful nature killed, because it is against God.  When we repent and accept Christ as our savior from sin, we are put in Christ. We receive a new nature and become […]

WE DO NOT LIKE TO CONSIDER ETERNAL JUDGMENT!

    Every day there are men and women in North Dakota who are awaiting sentencing from the judge for the lawlessness and crimes they have committed. Some have pleaded guilty; others have pleaded not guilty, but have been proven guilty by a jury. The judge determines whether they should receive the death penalty, life in […]

THE NARROW ROAD TO LIFE IN CHRIST.

    Paul stresses in his epistles that to be a believer you need to be in Christ. He says this over 100 times in his epistles and ten times in the first chapter of Ephesians. In Christ we are forgiven, redeemed, accepted, chosen and sealed. Ephesians 1:4,6.7,13.     In the beginning we receive the seed of […]

A ROMAN MILITARY MAN SHOWS GREAT FAITH.

    His servant was sick unto death. What can he do? He had heard of a man, Jesus, who worked miracles and healed many.    This captain of a group of Roman soldiers had lived with the Jews for some time. He grew to love their nation. He even built them a building (synagogue) to meet […]

SIMON MISSED HEAVEN. HE DID NOT REPENT.

    Philip went to Samaria and did mighty miracles, healing people and casting out demons. He preached the gospel of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The result of Philip’s preaching was that many of the Samaritans believed and were baptized. A great, magical man, Simon, also believed and was baptized.     The apostles […]

WE STRUGGLE TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

     One of the purposes for which Christ came to earth was to bear witness to the truth.  Mankind is born with a natural ability to seek wickedness and evil rather than the truth. Satan and his demons work on this latent desire and continue to lead men to follow him in his deception and […]

IMMANUEL, SENT BY GOD, BORN OF A WOMAN.

      Oh to have been with Christ after His resurrection as he revealed to the disciples all the prophecies concerning Himself, beginning with Moses and the prophets.  Luke 24:27     He might have started with the prophecy given to the serpent (Satan) at the fall of mankind when He said that He would one day […]

Why the balloon has to pop

Why the balloon has to pop I liken much of Christianity to a group of small children sitting in a room. They have just been told a large balloon would be popped soon. An adult stands with a sharp shiney pin outstreched close to the balloon. The children put there hands to their ears to […]

SATAN HAS BEEN JUDGED. DO NOT FOLLOW HIM!

     God sent His Son to take away the judgment of eternal condemnation for all those who would repent and believe Him. The day is coming when God will pour out His judgment on all the wicked, rebels who will not consider God’s immense sacrifice: His Son for our sin.     The day is soon coming […]

GOD THE GREAT GIVER, WE THE HUMBLE RECEIVERS

     Parents love to give gifts to their children, especially to obedient, appreciative children and grandchildren. What a joy to see them accept the gifts with thankfulness!     The awesome, mighty God of creation also loves to give gifts to those who will come to Him to be forgiven for offending Him. Even to ignore the […]

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

     What does it take to have you believe that you are a condemned sinner and that Christ came to save you from eternal separation??      What does it take to have you believe that the things of this world are as nothing compared to the glory of heaven that is offered to you?      […]

SAUL/PAUL’S INSTANTANEOUS REPENTANCE.

    Did you ever have to change your mind in a radical way about people, issues or things? Longstanding beliefs are hard to change! Sometimes we will not even listen to an opposing view, as we are so sure of our own stand.     Paul was such a man. He described his zealous, strong beliefs and […]

WE NEED A SAVIOR WHO CAN RECREATE US.

    We need a Savior and a Mediator because we are born sinful creatures and cannot overcome it. The sin of Adam consigned all humans to condemnation. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned–Therefore, as through one man’s […]

THE SINLESS MAN BECAME SIN FOR US.

    It is a marvelous wonder that a Man could be God. Yet, wicked mankind needed and a righteous God provided a perfect Man-God to save mankind from eternal condemnation.      Adam and Eve’s disobedience and self-will caused all of mankind to have a sin nature. This sin nature caused all mankind to be condemned. (“For […]

THE SINNER/BELIEVER IS SURELY LOVED.

    CHRIST’S SACRIFICE OF LOVE. Ephesians 5:2,“Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” The Son and Word of God came down from the glory of heaven and entered the unborn child of a virgin. He came down to be the sinless, […]

OUR GRACIOUS GOD IS ALSO A GOD OF JUSTICE.

    God the Father is a loving God of grace and mercy to all those who come to Him in humility, seeking forgiveness for offending Him. He is also a God of justice to all those who ignore Him, rebel against Him and seek only their own will. Matt.7:21-23.     Consider His righteous justice in His major […]

ETERNAL LIFE COMES TO THE DEAD JAILOR.

    This new WAY of salvation and belief was sweeping the continent of Asia and now was coming to Europe. Paul had just crossed over from what we know as Turkey to Greece. In his bold way, he was declaring the way of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Some fortune tellers began to follow him […]

GIDEON BELIEVED GOD AND GAINED THE VICTORY.

    Gideon, in hiding, sees the Angel of the Lord and is told to lead the battle against the dominating Midianites. Gideon is fearful but believes God, tears down the altar of Baal and builds an altar to the Lord. Gideon is weak in faith and asks for the sign of a wet, dewy fleece […]

THE TRIBULATION IS A WARNING, REPENT NOW!

      The Bible’s prophecies always come true. The Book of Revelation shows the Great Tribulation when God pours out His wrath on the unbelief, sin and rebellion of mankind. In the first Seal series, one fourth of the earth is destroyed. In the second Trumpet series, one third of mankind is killed, probably around […]

“I” WAS ONCE DEAD IN TRESPASSES AND SINS.

    For 24 years I walked according to the pleasures and lusts of this world and enjoyed it. I thought I was doing alright. I was not into gross sin and tried to please my parents. Satan was slowly leading me to do what was “right in my own eyes” and wrong with a holy […]

FOOLISH JEPHTHAH AND OUR HUMBLE LORD

     For what great person or great principle would you give your son or daughter as a sacrifice to death to achieve the goal?     Jephthah was a general and judge of Israel. Israel had turned away from the Lord and was worshipping the gods of the nations around them. For eighteen years Israel was under […]

“♫THE LOVE OF GOD IS GREATER FAR–“

     The love of God was greater than the disobedience and sin of Adam and Eve. He could have destroyed them, but shed the blood of animals as a covering for their sin. They learned that God hates sin but in His love, He is willing to provide a blood sacrifice. Genesis 3.     The love […]

GOD IS JEALOUS OF OUR GODS!

     Almighty God, who created us and desires fellowship with us, is angry and jealous when we create gods of our own making that we adore, magnify and devote our time to. How often during the day am I seeking God’s counsel, giving Him thanks, showing my love and declaring His love?      The chosen […]

RECEIVE CHRIST LIKE THE CHRISTIAN KILLER, PAUL!!

      He was a party to those who stoned Stephen. He sought Christians to imprison and kill them. He was an arrogant, zealous man who persecuted and tried to destroy the church. His name was Saul who was renamed Paul after receiving Christ.  Acts 8:3, 26:9-11.     When we humble ourselves, repent, believe God, and receive […]

BELIEVING FAITH TRANSFORMS LIVES

     A few years ago, a young man came to Box T Bible Camp in North Dakota who was a bad trouble maker at home. He was a big kid and actually liked the hard work that he had to do at camp. The camp staff did not know about his home life until sometime […]

WE OFTEN FIGHT TO CHANGE OUR MIND! (Repent)

     What does it take to change your mind? A miracle, a threat, a revelation, an accident or just plain straight thinking.      Paul, the apostle, was shipwrecked on the Island of Malta, near Italy, as a prisoner of the Roman Empire, along with 276 other persons. All these people were enjoying the hospitality of the […]

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS SHOW US OUR SIN

     God rightly described mankind just before the flood. Genesis 6:5 “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Mankind had rejected God as their leader and King. It is still true today as mankind […]

DESPISED HIS WORDS

DESPISED HIS WORDS Hello and greetings in the Name of the Son of Him Whose Words Are Despised, Jesus Christ! Let’s take a look at 2 Chronicles 36:15-17 , shall we? Verse 15 states: “The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion […]

CHRIST, HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

     A true story. In the early 1900’s, on the east coast, a drawbridge operator for ships and trains was on duty. On this particular day he had brought his young son to watch the operation. A ship had just passed through and he was ready to pull the lever that lowered the drawbridge for […]

HOW COULD THE LORD LOVE THIS MAN?

     He was the son of one of the most righteous kings of Judah. Yet, he was the most wicked of all the kings of Judah. He did evil in the sight of the Lord and raised up altars for the idol gods of the people. He helped provide worship for the sun, moon and […]

IS EVERLASTING TORMENT IN HELL FOR REAL?

     First we need to define some words and then see what the scripture says. Hades in the NT and Sheol in the OT define the state of the Spirit after physical death. Lazarus and the rich man, in Luke 16, are the examples.      Hell or “the lake of fire” is the final judgment […]

Receive Christ, Receive Forgiveness

Paul, a prisoner of the Roman Empire, was brought to trial for the 4th time for declaring the resurrection of Jesus Christ. King Agrippa wanted to hear about Jesus Christ and asked to hear Paul. Governor Festus was happy to have Agrippa hear him as he had no charges against this prisoner who had been […]

Distinction Between Spiritual Gifts And Supernatural Gifts

When Richard Baxter was first introduced to the Irvingite testimony in the early 19th century, his perspective on the work of the Holy Spirit was naive and unguarded, leaving the door wide open for him to be led astray by their Pentecostal errors and deception. The same kind of errors and deception are rife in […]

A SACRIFICE FOR FREEDOM.

   We have just observed Memorial Day when we honor those of our country who have sacrificed their lives for the heritage and freedom of this country. They also died to deliver from despots and to provide peace for the world. What is the result? We are living in relative freedom, but our Christian heritage […]

REPENT – RIGHTLY JUDGE OUR SELF.

           In Luke 18, two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The religious Pharisee prayed with himself that he was not like other men who were extortioners, adulterers, or like this tax collector. The tax collector simply said, “God be merciful to me […]

Do Not Be Late!

The president of the United Nations (Babylon) asked three young Christian men, Shad, Mesh and Abe, to fall down and worship the huge, gold, sexual seductress, sports images (a god or gods) that he was promoting or be killed (cast into a burning, fiery furnace).     Shad, Mesh and Abe responded by saying, that at […]

God’s Purpose in Creating Us

God created us with one purpose in mind that we would get to know Him, believe Him, choose His Son as our Savior and worship Him forever.  Most people in this world never discover this purpose!! They will not read the Word of God that He has carefully preserved for them for 3500 years. They […]

Darby and the Rapture Doctrine of the Irvingites

It is not honest scholarship that would trace the origin of the pretribulation rapture to the Irvingites, particularly to prophecies first communicated by a fallen spirit to Margaret McDonald, insisting that J. N. Darby obtained his understanding of prophecy from them this dubious source. First of all, Darby himself claims that he was convinced of […]

Christ Is the Way

When man thinks of salvation, he typically thinks of things that man must do. He thinks of the austerity of Buddhist monks, the rigor of Islam, and the narrow path advocated by different groups in Christendom. Man must be engaged in right religion, good works, and clean living. This is regarded as the way of […]

The Wages of Sin

The most common delusion indulged by man is the idea that he can sin and get away with it. He encourages himself with fairy tales which place a happy ending on his path of rebellion against the revealed will of God. “God is a nice guy and won’t cast me into hell.” “I am a […]

As the Body Without Breath Is Dead

One of the most shocking statements in the Bible is found in James 2:26, “As the body without breath is dead, so faith without works is dead.” What does this mean? Very simple. If you profess to be a Christian, yet your faith is not breathing — taking the Word of God in, speaking and […]