Hello, and welcome to Faith is Hope,
I want to talk with you for a little bit. Credibility-The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief. Now that’s right out of the dictionary. So, I ask you, is it the message or the messenger that must be credible? If the message is credible, doesn’t that lend credibility to the messenger? I’m just a messenger, no different than any other Christian who shares God’s truth. The message is God’s not mine, and you can find everything that I’m telling you is right there in his word; The Bible. His message is truth.
I’m not a pastor or minister. I can’t quote you scripture and verse. To tell you the truth I’m probably the last person on the face of the earth that should be telling anybody about God. About Jesus Christ, forgiveness, and salvation. I’m not some shining example of how Christians should live their lives. I sin every day. And every day before I close my eyes each night. I talk with God the Father. I tell him about my day. I thank him for all that he has blessed me with because everything I am and everything I have is a gift from God.
I love telling God about everything that happened to me and my family each day. The good and the bad, my successes and my mistakes. God doesn’t want me to feel guilty about the things I did wrong. That’s why God says tell me what happened. Not so I can punish you, but so that I can love you. I asked Jesus into my life, and I accepted his gift of salvation. I have received forgiveness for all my sins, past, present, and future. I know that I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. And God works in my life, as he works in the lives of all of us. For those who have come to Christ, God uses us to talk to those who don’t know his son. And for those who don’t know God, who haven’t come to Christ. God creates opportunities for us to speak with them. God doesn’t leave anyone out, he gives each of us the chance to choose what we want to do. God’s will, man’s choice.
I can’t and won’t force anyone to accept or believe what I say. But answer me this, what do I gain by lying? I don’t receive any type of payment for doing these podcasts. I don’t receive some bonus by increasing the number of people who listen or subscribe to these podcasts. I don’t have, and I don’t want people following me around like I’m some sort of cult leader. I don’t want people to come to me, I want people to come to Jesus Christ. Because Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. And no one comes to the Father but by the son.
Look what happened to me in 1996 is documented in my medical records. The six surgeries that I had between 1996 and 2002 are also documented in my medical records. The doctors telling me in 2002 that I would never walk again, and that I would spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair is true. Fourteen years. I spent fourteen years confined to a wheelchair with no feeling or use of my legs. I was paralyzed from the waist down. Then in January 2016, I went to bed. I dreamed as I had never dreamed before. It was a vision of my death and a small part of heaven. When I woke up, I stood up and began walking down the hallway to the living room from my bedroom. My healing was a gift from God. The doctors didn’t heal me. No medicine or therapy healed me. It didn’t heal myself. God did, and God is the only one who knows why. That healing has been documented by dozens of doctors and specialists. I have seen and felt the Glory of God. I know his power, and mercy because what God blessed me with is not something I deserved or could ever earn. And even with everything that I did, and everything that I still do. God has never stopped loving me. And when I think about how I turned from God when I was younger, how I stopped loving him. It breaks my heart. God didn’t condemn me. He didn’t throw me into the pit of hell. God stood right there, opened his arms, and said, I love you, come home. And I did.
I don’t know why God healed me, and I don’t know why he continues to speak to me in dreams and visions, but he does. God has shown me things. And the things that he’s shown me are going on around us, they’re happening right now. For almost four years God showed me horrific images of death and destruction. Wars, famine, people held in make-shift prisons waiting to be executed, and others being shot in the streets. Dead bodies lying in the streets. Whole cities burned to the ground. I watched as the evil of satan covered the earth. Read about it, right there in Matthew chapter 24. Read more about it in the book of Daniel and in the first and second books of Thessalonians, the Book of Revelations. It’s all right there, I’m not telling you or anyone anything that hasn’t already been talked about, and foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament. Didn’t Jesus and the disciples in the New Testament talk about what was coming, didn’t they warn people?
Look at everything that’s going on in America, and the world. People are falling away from the church because the pastors, ministers, and priests are not preaching the word of God. They’re preaching the word of the woke ideology of a world that’s under the influence of Satan. People,.all these things must happen before the Son of Man returns. The lawless one also called the son of perdition, is also called the antichrist. The false prophet, the antichrist, and the beast must all come before Christ’s return. Don’t take my word for it, look it up. It’s right there in the first and second Thessalonians. Read it for yourself. If I’m wrong, tell me I’m wrong. Show me in the bible where I’ve made my mistake. And I’ll apologize to everyone.
But, think about this. What if I’m right? What if we will all go through that time of great tribulation? What if we will all be persecuted for Christ’s namesake? Tortured, and murdered because you refuse to accept the mark of the beast. Then what? Are you going to run around screaming that God lied to me? I’m a Christian, I was supposed to be raptured away. Jesus gave a considerable amount of teaching about the circumstances to befall his people at the end of the age (Matthew 24; 22-25). We all share a common concern in wanting to know when Christ will return. Why? Is it more important to know when rather than he is? Are you afraid of what might happen to you? That you might be killed, tortured, forced to watch family and friends tortured and murdered? Didn’t Jesus say that anyone who would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospels will save it? Mark 8:35 And in John 11: 25-26 Jesus is speaking to a woman, he said to her; “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.
I’m telling you, this world is in for a whole lotta hurt coming down. Get ready for it. Not by storing up food and water supplies, guns, ammo, escape plans, or bunkers. Do you really think that there’s someplace you can go that satan can’t find? Get real. He found Eve in the Garden of Eden, and I guarantee he’ll find you too. So what do you need to do?
Become a prepper. Become a prepper in the word of God. Become a prepper in your faith. Become a prepper in God’s gift of forgiveness and salvation. We already see the persecution, torture, death, destruction, and murder of Christians around the world. All for Christ’s namesake. It’s coming. You can prepare and face it. Or you can be taken by surprise and fall to it.
Hey, I’m Dave – Join me next time when I talk more about What’s Coming – and until then, I’ll see you at the Rest Area.