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Are You Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide?

Were I to put a sub-title on this piece, it would be: Think About What You’re Thinking About. You might think it is impossible not to do that, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the Lone Ranger when it comes to “What was I thinking?!” or “Another opportunity to be wrong and I took it.” What are we thinking, day …

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered

One topic that comes up continuously is the simple but profoundly vital question: “How do I know if I am truly saved?” That’s kind of important, right? Imagine how debilitating it would be if you were not TOTALLY POSITIVE that you are saved, sealed, sanctified, and guaranteed everlasting life in Paradise NO MATTER WHAT you do in this life after …

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The Death of Death

Now how cool, and spiritually ironic, is it that on this year’s calendar, April Fool’s Day and Resurrection Day, aka “Easter,” are the same day! I’d like to think that amplifies to the Devil what a fool he was to have crucified Jesus. Picture it: Saturday Night Fever—demons partying so furiously since Wednesday evening that they hadn’t heard the earthshaking …

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Fear/Holiness/Urgency/Rattlesnakes

“SPRING FORWARD!” That’s what many of us will do with our clocks this month, but the advent of warmer weather and more sunshine also puts a spring in our step, and maybe even a song in our heart. In our teachings we have often elaborated upon the fact that our glorious Sun represents God’s glorious Son, Jesus Christ, in His …

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Are You Dead Yet?

That’s the greeting many people will receive this month as they celebrate what might be called “The Annual Day of True Love.” Radio stations will play classic “love songs” like All You Need Is Love, The Greatest Love Of All, Love will Keep Us Together, What The World Needs Now is Love, I Just Called To Say I Love You, …

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HOPE Has A Name: JESUS!

Happy New Year! Yes, we made it through 2017, and before we could even catch our collective breath after those tumultuous 365 days, 2018 is upon us. Last year we heard many so-called prophetic biblical pronouncements as would-be prognosticators regaled us with all kinds of astronomical portents, none of which proved to be relevant to us Christians—or to anyone else. …

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JAL’s Heart to You at Another Year’s End

Well, here I am again, descending upon you from Cyber Space, and doing my best to bare my heart to you as I would if we were face-to-face. I’m very sorry that my present physical challenge has of late prevented me from roaming the planet, looking into the eyes of my brothers and sisters whom I love, and enjoying mutual …

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Want More Holidays? You Can Have ‘Em!

OK, you’re sitting at your desk eager to digest this meaningful missive, and out the window you see your neighbors removing the gravestones from the makeshift cemetery in their front yard, taking down the witches, skeletons, and cobwebs from their trees, and letting the air of their giant inflatable Frankenstein that is obscuring most of their home from view, all …

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The Greatest Key to Understanding the Bible?

Did you even remotely consider that the Rapture of the Ekklesia was going to occur last month? Millions of our Christian precious brethren did exactly that, and many were quite certain that it would. As proof, they cited signs in the heavens, including this past August’s eclipse, the April 2024 eclipse, and the September 23 planetary alignment on the Jewish …

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Shopping With God’s Grocery List

First of all, be looking for our mid-September email on Friday, the 15th. I will address the hubbub in Christendom as to whether the eclipse last month (and the one in 2024) and the planetary alignment on 9/23 have anything to do with us Christians, and I will make a bold prediction about the non-date of the Rapture/Gathering Together. Last …