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Profound Changes Must Come - By Terry James -
While we investigate constantly the many signals that future Bible prophecy is on the verge of fulfillment, there remains the truth of the matters involved: Tremendous change must take place in order for that fulfillment to actually transpire.
The United States of America, for example, must fade from view. It is far from that prospect at present; in fact, our nation is front and center at every level of international interaction.
Under the Trump administration, the nation has become that much more at the center of world affairs. The US president is a powerful force, with a personal presence and personality that when other leaders are in his company, they are changed from their otherwise contrarian demeanors.
This is not to just laud Mr. Trump. It is fact. Even the Chinese dictator, Xi Jinping, when in the direct presence of Mr. Trump, has been almost acquiescent in past meetings in Florida and other places. The president has proven "stage presence," which seems at the very least to impress, and in some instances, to intimidate.
In major meetings with other world leaders, America is front and center in determining the direction of those gatherings, because Donald J. Trump is there and seems to personally take charge. The other leaders-at least, those of the Western world-seem to acquiesce to his suggestions and proposals. Of course, their demeanors often change once they're no longer face to face with the president. In many cases, they go back to their contradictory ways.
The point is that America is in a stronger position for leadership in the world than it's been in many, many years. This cannot stand from the standpoint of Bible prophecy.
As we've looked at many times, America is found by name nowhere in Scripture. We concede it could be there by implication, like when we infer that the "young lions" said to be among the nations who protest the Gog-Magog invasion (Ezekiel chapter 38) could refer to America as offspring of England. But that is a weak position in trying to make the point that America is in Bible prophecy for certain.
So there must be a radical change in this matter alone. America, the most powerful nation ever to have existed in terms of economic, technological, and military achievements in the history of mankind, must suffer profound diminishment, at the very least.
And, Mr. Trump and America are at the heart of another significant change that must take place. It involves history's most important nation from Heaven's perspective-Israel.
Israel, in its own right, stands as the most powerful nation among its Middle Eastern counterparts. It has nuclear weaponry and technological capability to engage in war the likes about which none among the diplomatic world can fully know-i.e., the weaponry that the Israeli military possesses is a highly protected secret.
On top of that, Israel is now, under the Trump administration, backed up by the world's only superpower, the United States of America.
This is perhaps the greatest factor that must undergo dramatic change. The change must take place in the most astonishing way possible, because Israeli political and military leadership, regardless of whether conservative or liberal, hawkish or dovish, are in agreement. They know they are surrounded by those who hate the nation and who don't want the Jewish state to exist. Therefore, Israel must never give up its vigilance against this surrounding enemy. It must always have the very best defensive and even offensive capability in order to avoid annihilation.
Iran, of course, is Israel's number-one threat. The ayatollahs are constantly promising to wipe the Jewish state from the Middle East map.
Israel will, it's stated by those in the know, immediately introduce the so-called Samson Option if it's ever about to lose in a military conflict. To start war with Israel would likely be to light the fuse that will ignite World War III.
A current news item shows the powerful position in which Israel stands, with the help of President Trump and the world's only superpower.
If Israel indeed decides to take out Iran, the Trump administration has just made it much easier
That's because the U.S. State Department approved an Israeli request to buy eight KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers reports the Middle East Forum. This includes support equipment, spare parts, and training. The entire deal is valued at $2.4 billion. The first aircraft shipment is set to arrive in 2023. (David Sidman, "Trump Agrees to Provide Israel the Technology It Needs to Take Out Iran," Breaking Israel News, March 5, 2020)
Just considering Israel and America's positions in current issues and events brings us to conclude that major changes are coming. America must fall or be diminished from its superpower status. Israel must somehow give up its great defensive and offensive military capabilities in order to meet prophetic pronouncements by the prophet Ezekiel.
Ezekiel said Israel will be in "unwalled villages" at the time of the Gog-Magog attack from its north. This means the Jewish state will not be capable of defending itself. Ezekiel says that God promises to do the defending of His chosen people. And, it will be an offensive show of power unlike any in history, prior to Armageddon itself.
Almost certainly, the Rapture of the Church will bring about the conditions for these profound changes that must take place. Those changes could be initiated...well...in the "twinkling of an eye."
Coronavirus: From Prophecy To Conspiracy Theory - By Michael Brown/AskDrBrown.org -
What are we to make of the coronavirus? Is it true that God has spoken through modern-day prophets who have declared the virus will be short-lived? Should we believe the theorists who claim the virus is a manmade weapon? And on a practical level, do we follow the hyper-caution of Israel's Netanyahu or the more reserved approach of President Trump?
Pastor Bolz's Prophecy
As far as prophecies go, Pastor Shawn Bolz posted this on March 3: "The Lord showed me The end of the Coronavirus ... the tide is turning now!
He is answering the prayers and cries of the nations and is putting an end in sight. The exaggerated fear based tactics of both the enemy and several media outlets for political reasons is coming to an end. The enemy has been trying to distract and steal from several equally important purposes and issues by dominating airwaves with conspiracy and fear.
Even now several vaccines are coming out as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself. The Lord is saying 'I am removing the threat of this.' Within a short amount of time the extreme threat will feel like it is in the way past.
As of this writing, there is no end in sight to the virus, so, if this prophecy is to prove true, there will need to be a very quick turnaround.
For example, "German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that up to 70% of the country's population -- some 58 million people -- could contract the coronavirus."
And in Italy, "Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the closure of schools, gyms, museums, nightclubs and other venues across the country, which on Wednesday passed 10,000 confirmed infections."
If Bolz really heard from the Lord, we should see supernatural evidence of it very soon.
Are Jews Behind the Coronavirus?
As for conspiracy theories, as expected, in some circles, the Jews are being blamed for the virus. But this is to be expected. In centuries past, "the Jews" were accused of poisoning the wells, leading to the Black Plague.
Now, the Jerusalem Post reports, "Iran has pushed several reports claiming that 'Zionists' were behind the coronavirus. Press TV also quoted the same website that was at the center of an antisemitic article from 2017 that claimed 'America's Jews are driving America's wars.'
"On March 5, Press TV claimed that 'Zionist elements developed a deadlier strain of coronavirus against Iran.'"
So, Iran mishandles the outbreak of COVID-19, and it's all the fault of Israel.
Was it Created by China?
Perhaps China created the virus. At least that's what my Chinese driver told me after picking me up in the airport in Australia.
He told me quite emphatically that COVID-19 was manmade, developed as a weapon by Chinese scientists. When I asked him where he learned this, he replied, "The internet." But, he was quick to add, the YouTuber he followed was a former Chinese official with excellent, inside intelligence.
A few days later, a friend of mine in New York City, who is a pastor, shared a similar theory with me.
He said that he a well-placed friend, formerly a higher-up in the FBI, told him that China developed the virus to hurt the American economy, thereby hurting Trump. And this was in retaliation against Trump for pushing back against China's trade policies.
For my part, I'll let the scientists and researchers sort out the question of the origins of the virus. But, for the record, I will make this public statement: I categorically reject the antisemitic libel that "the Jews" are the cause of COVID-19.
This, then, leaves us with the question of pragmatics.
The Pragmatic Solution
On March 10, I posted this poll on Twitter: "Prime Minister Netanyahu is treating the coronavirus as a serious pandemic while President Trump is comparing it to the average flu. Who do you think is right?"
According to Netanyahu, this is a pandemic, because of which he has ordered that everyone arriving in Israel from any country must be quarantined for 14 days.
In contrast, Trump tweeted on March 9, "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, 'The risk is low to the average American.'"
As of yesterday Trump has taken a more aggressive response to ban travel from European countries but it is still nowhere near the same actions taken by Israel.
How did my Twitter followers respond before this latest action? Of the four choices I offered, 14.3 percent answered with, "Don't know," 24.3 percent agreed with Netanyahu, 26.7 percent agreed with Trump, and 34.8 chose "They're both half right."
How, then, do we sort this out?
A group of experts in Australia predicted "that even the best-case scenario is 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP." Yes, that was the best-case scenario.
According to Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, "It's the most daunting virus that we've contended with in half a century or more."
At the same time, other researchers are claiming that the virus is not as deadly as previously reported. Much more deadly than the common flu, for sure. But not as deadly as the WHO has claimed.
What I would suggest is this.
No Need to Panic
First, there is no reason for panic. Caution, yes. Panic no.
Let's remember that the media, by nature, can be sensationalistic. That means that coverage of the coronavirus will also be sensationalistic. So, analyze the reporting with your head and not just your heart. Then, make wise decisions, especially based on your health. You can be cautious and practical without being in a panic.
Second, for followers of Jesus, there is no room for fear. If we truly have God as our Father and are in right relationship with Him, we need only fear Him (in a holy, reverential way). We need not fear sudden disaster or wasting disease.
He is our shield and our strength, our lives are in His hands, and we trust Him, whatever comes our way. Plus, the greatest antidote to fear is a healthy, Bible-based faith. At times like this, it is good to build our faith with passages like Psalm 91.
Third, let's not only think of ourselves. Let's think of others too.
This is Our Time
As stated in an open letter by Akos Balogh, the CEO of The Gospel Coalition Australia, "The truth is, we don't know for sure. And so as a society, we're increasingly anxious. Anxious for our loved ones. Anxious for ourselves. It's a time of fear. But whatever happens, dear Christian, know this: this is our time. God has raised us up for such a time as this. It's no accident you're here. This is our time to think not about ourselves, but about our neighbors. Many of whom are scared, and will only grow more so as the virus spreads."
Let's use this opportunity to bring words of faith to others. To encourage them to put their trust in the Lord. And to let our friends and co-workers and neighbors know, no matter what happens in this world, we can enjoy eternal life in the presence of God.
Fourth, keep on praying for divine intervention, for a speedy end to this virus, and for millions of people to turn to Him.
The virus itself is deadly. But we can use it to bring life and hope to many.
Tribulation Preview - By Hal Lindsey -
Ever wonder what the last days of this age will look like? Well... look around.
Please don't misunderstand. This is not the tribulation that Jesus, Daniel, and others in the Bible warned about. We who know Christ will be gone before that begins. But as we get closer to that time, we can see how those events are preparing to play out.
A Drudge Report headline on March 9th read, "Market Bloodbath." Later in the day, the Drudge Headline said, "Italy Quarantines Entire Country." The USA Today headline said, "Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide." Later, the USA Today lead headline said, "Dow plummets 2,000 points, oil prices drop as global recession concerns mount." The lead story in the Jerusalem Post said, "All travelers returning to Israel from abroad will enter isolation."
People are ill at ease, frightened, skittish, worried. The financial unrest caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 is making matters worse. Then over the weekend, Russia and Saudi Arabia began an oil price war. Markets are down close to 20% from all time highs less than a month ago. That illustrates the volatility of a world in rebellion against God.
Despite our shortcomings and sin, I hear nothing about repentance or having sorrow for wickedness. In Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day proclamation of 1861, he wrote about God's ongoing provision for the nation despite the terrible war. He said that these good things, "...are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy."
Lincoln went on to invite his fellow citizens "to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience."
Even in Thanksgiving, he spoke of humility and repentance before God.
In 1789, President George Washington also set aside a day of thanksgiving for all Americans. His proclamation said, "It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor."
Washington said the day should "be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks." But Washington did not stop with proclaiming thanks to God. He said it would also be a day to beseech God "to pardon our national and other transgressions."
Those are a examples of the leadership that made America a nation where more people have lived in more freedom and with more prosperity than any nation in the history of the world. Yes, they were flawed leaders, but their ideals set in motion something extraordinary - something that has greatly blessed the whole earth.
First, they were thankful to God. Second, they were humble before God. Third, they were actively repentant.
Today is a totally different story. Today, public repentance would not be politically correct. To repent implies the existence sin, and the righteous expectations of God that we as a nation fail to meet.
It's another preview of the tribulation. Revelation 9:21 is one of the most remarkable verses in all the Bible. Terrible calamities will have fallen on the earth by that time - calamities that are a direct result of human sin. But John, being given a vision of those future events, tells us, "They did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts."
But today, the church is still here. We can't make the world repent, but we can provide an example of repentance and humility before God. We the Church can humble ourselves and pray. We can seek His face. We can turn from wickedness and sin. While we remain in this world, we are to be salt and light within it.
The Valley of the Shadow of Death - Nathele Graham -
The Grim Reaper is a name that makes a shiver run down the spine. He is sometimes depicted as a skeletal being carrying a scythe. Other times he's shown as a figure wrapped in a tattered, flow robe with a cowl covering his head. As you peer into the depths of the cowl you see only shadows and darkness. Sometimes two red glowing eyes shine from the shadows. He carries a scythe so he can reap the souls from mortal men. The picture of him puts fear into the human heart, King David had a healthier attitude about death. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4. As Christians we need not fear the Grim Reaper with his scythe. Death was conquered by Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd who has a rod and a staff to comfort and protect us instead of a scythe to destroy us.
The valley of the shadow of death is all around us, and the world encourages our fear. Christians have had much to fear over the centuries. The shadow of death was more than a threat to the first century Christians, it was a reality. Because of their faith they faced crucifixion, being burned alive, and were used as entertainment when put into an arena filled with hungry lions. They faced fear and death every day, but never lost their faith. Because their feet were planted on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ, the Gospel was passed from one generation to the next. I admire those brave people who loved Jesus and weren't afraid to stand up for Him. They had nothing to fear from death. When death took them from life in this fallen world ruled by Satan, they stepped into eternity surrounded by the perfect love of God. Christians have that same promise today. By no stretch of the imagination does this mean we are to hurry death. We have a commandment from Jesus that we are to share the Gospel with the lost and we cannot do that if we hide in fear or rush death. Every one of the Apostles faced physical pain and death. Only John died from natural causes, but he did face persecution. The Apostle Paul kept his heart set on Jesus and endured imprisonment, shipwrecks, beatings, stoning, and more. His desire was to be with his Lord, but understood he was given a mission on earth. "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you." Philippians 1:21-24. Christians still have that same dilemma. We yearn for our Heavenly reward, but it's needful that we stay in this world and share the Gospel. So, as we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we needn't fear any evil. Jesus is with us.
Persecution didn't end after the first century. It continues today. In Muslim countries, if you profess to be a Christian you face beheading or some other means of torture, but that hasn't stopped Christianity from spreading to those men and women who live daily with the threat of death hanging over them. Christians in China face persecution, but that hasn't stopped the Christian faith from prospering. For many years the Christians there had to be very cautious and not open about their faith. They could meet together, but only if their teaching was approved by the government. Pure Christianity had to be hidden, but it did prosper. Today there's a new threat that puts fear into our hearts. Like the Black Death of the 1300's, or the Cholera Plague of the 1800's, or the Spanish Flu in the 1900's, we now are facing another plague. This one is called the coronavirus. There's no doubt that this is a real threat that has the entire world worried. As Christians, we need to keep our faith in God in place and not allow fear to cause us to hide in fear. I am not trying to make light of this disease or trying to say there's no threat. I'm just trying to calm the panic. There are precautions we need to take: Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, cover your nose when you sneeze and mouth when you cough, eat more natural and healthy foods that boost your immune system naturally, vitamin C is an asset any time. What we cannot do is hide in fear. Christians in China have come out of hiding and are now wearing yellow jackets in order to be seen. They go into the streets and hospitals helping wherever they can. They hand out tracts and openly witness to people who are very afraid. They offer hope to the many who are filled with fear and who are dying. In contrast, today in the small congregation I attend everyone was talking about how we shouldn't shake hands or hug each other. This is the opposite of what God's word admonishes us to do. "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" James 5:14. On more than one occasion Paul urged Christians to "Greet one another with an holy kiss" 2 Corinthians 13:12. In the culture of today we're more likely to shake hands. The point is, human touch is important. With the risk of contracting a disease be sure to wash your hands to protect yourself and others.
The shadow of death falls on all of us. Many people today are living in fear of what's happening with wars, earthquakes, disease, politics, and more. Jesus said that in the end times these things would get worse. As always, Jesus was right. It's up to Christians to be the ones who lead in giving hope to the frightened people around us. Times are evil, but if we speak up for Jesus, we can give hope, calm fears, and win souls. "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16. There are more things that can bring fear than disease. The hearts of men are truly growing colder. The cold-blooded murder of people is growing at a pace equal to the drug cartel's growth. Gang activity is growing, the political scene is becoming more and more liberal, which means a socialistic agenda that embraces sin and tries to control how we think. Redeem the time while you can. That means take every opportunity to calm fear in the name of the Lord and share with the lost the truth of the Gospel.
The news media seems to thrive on spreading fear. Here's a fact that seems to be forgotten. Everyone will die one day. Whether you get hit by a car or contract a deadly disease, your life is a vapor "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14. Although we are facing a world-wide epidemic that's truly a cause for concern, sin is the most frightening disease of all. It's interesting to me that the airwaves are filled with warnings about not touching each other and staying indoors, but politicians and the news media encourage sin which leads to death. HIV is still an issue, but instead of prevention, the liberal agenda makes sure that the deviant lifestyle of homosexuality is "normalized". It isn't normal. It is sinful. Sin infects all people and separates us from God. The only way to overcome sin and the eternal death it brings is to give your life to Christ. The disease you contract while living a sin-filled life won't go away, but if you sincerely repent of your sin and follow Christ you will spend eternity with Him. Death will no longer put fear into your heart. All around us is the valley of the shadow of death where people who seem alive are dead in their sin. Christians need to set our fear aside and share the Gospel.
Fear can drive a person to think irrationally. It's normal to not want to die, and we need to take precautions to live in this world as long as God allows. We need to trust Him to give us peace. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 1 2 Timothy 1:7. If we allow fear to stop us from helping people or sharing the Gospel then we deny the power of God. Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Comforter. He is the third person of the Trinity and He indwells all Christians. Trust Him to lead you and give you the peace that only comes from God. We will face death one day, but there is no fear in Christ. We don't want to leave friends and family, but only after death can we truly be alive. Christians have no need to fear because we will no longer be walking in the valley of the shadow of death. We will be living with Jesus and all who have been redeemed by His blood.
When the disciples went to Jesus and asked when the end of the age would happen, He told of signs to look for. War, disease, famine, earthquakes, are on the list of signs. These things have always happened, but as we near the end they are growing stronger and happening more often. The Rapture will take Christians Home before the most horrible things happen. Before the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride and before the judgments of God's wrath are poured on a world that has rejected God, Christians will hear His call. "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne." Revelation 4:1-2. If you fear the coronavirus, then consider what will happen on earth during the Great Tribulation. There will be worse disease, war, and evil than can be imagined. You can read about it in Revelation. Place your faith in Jesus Christ and be saved from the wrath to come.
I'm just like you. I'm looking forward to eternity with Christ, but I don't feel as if I'm ready to leave this life quite yet. I love my children and grandchildren and would like to be a part of their lives for a long time. There's much more that I want to do for the Lord and strive to serve Him better. So, as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Jesus is with me. He's with you too, so you have nothing to fear.
God bless you all,
Ron and Nathele Graham's previous commentaries archived at http://www.raptureready.com/featured/graham/graham.html
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Daily Jot: Human Trafficking-the evil organization - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Anna (not her real name) was one of the fortunate ones. She was ready to take that fatal step of flying to Saudi Arabia for an unspecified job and the promise of riches. She was told to tell no one; that it would be a pleasant surprise for her family to know that she had a great job and would be sending money home. But she had a bad dream about it. And was it disturbing her. She was in a store where Pastor William Agbeti was, and he noticed her troubled look. In a brief conversation, she told Agbeti she needed help. He immediately went into action. He advised her not to go; to tell her parents; to pray; and to get out of the situation as soon as possible. Now, the human trafficking network was exposed.
It was a very cunning scheme, and it shows clearly how human trafficking can work. A local woman who was a person of trust came to the house where Anna was working. She reached out to Anna, painting a picture of a great job, big money, opportunities for cars and real estate. She said that her daughter was taking advantage of the opportunity in Saudi Arabia, and that Anna should do so as well. Now this sounded pretty good to Anna. After all, she wanted to travel. She wanted to make better money. And she wanted her family to benefit. If the woman's daughter was successful in this, then that was even better. Anna was told to keep things quiet, to tell no one, and to buy some clothes for her trip in two weeks.
Within the week, there was a second meeting. Three additional young ladies were involved. They were told their flight was booked and all expenses were handled. Anna noticed another man who had been talking to the woman. The man, also a local Ghanaian, was apparently the next level, the enforcer. When Anna told the woman that she would not go, extraordinary pressure was applied-to the point that the man told Anna a lot had been invested in her to go and it would be lost. When Anna still refused, the man and the woman tried to force her into a car. When Anna made a public spectacle out of this scene, they let her go. But the other girls are missing to this day. No known word of them.
So you see the organization here? A front woman identifies the target and makes contact. There is another level of a person to enforce. And somewhere on down the line is yet other people who usher the target onto the plane, accompany the target to the destination, get the target through customs and into slavery. As we have written in the past, there are Muslims behind this darkness. They pay others to disguise their operations. They have studied human psychology to fine tune their persuasive art so that it appears voluntary. This is an evil system. Exodus 21:16 says, "And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death." And so it should be even today.
Daily Devotion: How Not to Sink - by Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. -Romans 8:29
When we take our eyes off Jesus and allow our minds and hearts to be filled with doubt, fear, and anxiety, we can start to sink.
So when that happens, here's what we need to do: Cry out to Jesus. That's what Peter did after he stepped out of the boat and started walking across the water to Jesus. And by the way, there's nothing wrong with crying out to the Lord.
What is in us that makes us say, "I can fix this. I can get through this. I can control this"?
Actually, we can't. We need to call out to the Lord.
Some might say that's a sign of weakness, but I think it's a sign of intelligence. In fact, I think it's a sign of stupidity when we think we don't need God's help.
The Bible tells us that "immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, 'O you of little faith, why did you doubt?'" (Matthew 14:31 NKJV).
Sometimes people critique Peter because he was so outspoken. But the New Testament gives a lot of ink to Peter. He made many statements, far more than any of the others mentioned in the Gospels.
Also, Peter is the only one who had the courage to actually try walking on water. Not only that, he did really well at first. So let's give him some credit.
Like Peter, we can do wonderful things when we're looking to Jesus-seemingly impossible things. But when we take our eyes off Him, we'll start sinking.
Are you sinking right now? Do fear and anxiety and worry fill your thoughts? You need to call out to the Lord. If you will call out to Him, He will reach out and rescue you. But you have to ask for His help and call on His name.
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