We’re about to take off. I promise we’re gonna go somewhere. This flight consists of a lot of Scripture. My prayer is that you read and understand it like you never have before.
Fasten your seat belts. Continue reading “Abide.”
The whistle blows and everyone in the factory gets to go home in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Three of said workers at this steel factor were young boys from the near-by town of Greans. These boys were well on their way into manhood, but they had not seen much of the world outside these two towns and they still loved to play. So, on the way home, they stopped to explore the caves some – as many young men would.
Continue reading “The Story of the Mining Town”
Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour (1 John 2:18 ESV).
We created sin. We often create our own demons, antichrists, and downfalls. Just like the kingdom of heaven is not coming but is already here, so one may argue that the end times are not coming but are already upon us. We can either live in fear and create our own end, or we can choose to spread the messages of love, salvation, and hope durring these times.
Each soul is a spark thrown out into a dark world. We can choose to either light the world ablaze with fear and hatred or with hope and love. Continue reading “The Parable of The Mark and The Hellfire”
Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
… for He has judged the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality,
and has avenged on her the blood of His servants (Revelation 18:2, 19:2 ESV).
Any person, culture, organization, or even religion that sells out principles for control or power is participating in the spirit of Babylon. This spirit can be seen all around us today and it is detestable before the Lord.
Babylon is a spirit of arrogance and of whoredom.
Continue reading “The Parable of the Mark and the Whore”
No one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name (Revelation 13:17).
Our time, effort, and funds reflect our heart condition. This is what worship truly is. What you spend your time, effort, and money on is what you worship. We choose to worship ourselves, we choose gods and idols to worship, or we choose to worship selfless love. The choice is made in the heart, but reflected through the stewardship of these things.
The following parable was written by Joshua Noel as part three of five in a parable series, called "The Mark".
In the town like any other,
Continue reading “The Parable of The Mark and The Orphanage”
And to it (the beast) the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority…. They worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?’ (Revelation 13:2b & 4)
Many think of friendship as a virtue or a purpose. Few think of it as anything but necessary and good. True friendship can be many things: it can be gold; it can be sack cloth; it can be tar.
The following parable was written by Joshua Noel as part two of five in a parable series, called "The Mark".
Continue reading “The Parable of the Mark and the Three Friends”
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God…. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 ESV)
Continue reading “The Parable of The Mark And The Quarterback”