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Funny Money – Socialism
May 16, 2020, 10:43 am
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When Germany was defeated in WW I, the allies made the German government pay reparations, and that bankrupted what was left of their economy, so they began to print money they did not have. Back then of course it was the gold standard, and Germany was already bankrupt, they had nothing to back their currency. When we look back at the results of that bankruptcy we see the reality of what is happening in our own world of today. The money became worthless and inflation was at astronomical rates, when you got your pay for the days work, you might be able to purchase a loaf of bread for that evening meal, but by the next morning your pay for that day would not be enough for that same loaf of bread.

Look on Venezuela, their money is not worth much either, inflation is through the roof and the only ones who are able to afford the basic necessities are the government since they control everything in the country. Now, take a look at our government of today, we started in 2016 with a debt of 22 trillion dollars, the government has put stimulus funds so far at 3 trillion dollars putting us at 25 trillion, plus the funny money being used to purchase bonds that the Fed is spending. Add all this to the unfunded liability of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and you are looking at upwards of 100 trillion dollars. Our government has placed our nation in the same bucket as Germany at the end of the first World war, and Venezuela today.

According to Daniel Flynn in Spectator AM of 5/15/2020, an article in The Atlantic  ‘the ranks of socialist organizations are swelling’, and they of course are blaming the mess we are now in on Capitalism. The truth is our government which started out as very much a capitalism oriented one, has basically become a socialist oriented one, just what the democrats wanted. I note that in other publications we have now a society almost totally dependent upon government largess, and many have decided that they can do better by not going back to work.

Socialism promises the populace that they can have free medicine, free education, and a free guaranteed living wage without going to work for that wage. I am old enough to remember when welfare was a way of life for many people, I grew up in New York City, and I saw people with goats, and chickens in their yards, they never worked outside their home. They collected welfare checks and lived off that money and the eggs they could sell to their neighbors, as well as goats milk. My Dad had a job with the city of New York as a welfare checker. He would go to an apartment complex, and begin on the top floor, or the bottom floor, it made no real difference. The families in that complex would pass a baby from apartment to apartment, by the fire escape. That way each family could be seen to have one more mouth to feed and get a bigger check.

Just also I read a story today that told of a zoom meeting where a child had received a toy gun and had put it next to the computer he was using for the meeting. One of the parents of the other children saw the gun and called the police. A short while later two police cars came to the house, told the family to move outside so they could safely remove the weapons in the house. The family refused and told the police officer that the gun that was reported to them was a toy gun that their son had received as a gift. The family was grilled as in told that they were an unsafe household and they were teaching their child that guns were just toys, etc.

In the 1930’s the Germans under Hitler made it a wonderful patriotic thing for you to rat on your neighbor, you got rewarded for turning in a neighbor who was not a friend of the Reich. I see around me this sort of thing beginning to take hold in the blue states, as they tighten the reins on their populations, locking down their citizenry for 3 more months, and in LA apparently it will be until there is a vaccine.

Returning to one of my favorite purveyors of true journalism, Daniel Flynn again in the 15 May issue of the Spectator AM. He writes about the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts shutting down a bar that had opened last week. They did not open to serve drinks though, they opened to actually serve the community by offering coronavirus tests. That would seem to be a worthy and righteous thing to do in this atmosphere, however, the politicians in that city thought differently. One city councilor found this to be upsetting, another asked whether the bar had the proper license to do this. Then a spokesman for the city was concerned about zoning, even though the bar was located in an area zoned for medical purposes, and the city solicitor said that he could not find the Doctor on their records, the particular Doctor in question was the brother of the bar owner and, a New York Doctor who had procured a temporary license to practice so he could help his brother in his effort to help the citizens of Cambridge. The name of the bar is quite apropos, it is called: Wit’s End.

Is this really the society we want to hand over to our younger generation? Is this one we ourselves want to live in? Politicians now have decided that they are not servants of the people, but rather rulers over those same people. Somehow we have become a socialist nation, without voting for it or even wanting it. I see governors of states and the police of those states acting to destroy the rights of our fellow citizens. First, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Amendments to the constitution are being trampled upon. The police are acting as the gestapo of Nazi Germany, and it appears that this is beginning to spread across the country. These people all have sworn oaths to support and defend the Constitution, they are instead shredding it.

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Worldly Churches
March 28, 2020, 10:56 am
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In Revelation Chapter 2, beginning in verse 12 we see the Worldly Church. It is the church that has begun to follow other paths and has left the teaching of the Apostles for the worldly teaching of  those who wish to destroy the Way of Christ.

Rev 2:12-16 NKJV  “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:  (13)  “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.  (14)  But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.  (15)  Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.  (16)  Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

Immorality was beginning to destroy the church in Pergamos, there was a move toward the worldly sins of those around them. This is not the end of course for those who will resist this false teaching, and stay true to the things of God, walking with Jesus, and keeping the faith. Now we will look at another church:

Rev 2:18-29 NKJV  “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:  (19)  “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.  (20)  Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.  (21)  And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.  (22)  Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.  (23)  I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.  (24)  “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.  (25)  But hold fast what you have till I come.  (26)  And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—  (27)  ‘HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; THEY SHALL BE DASHED TO PIECES LIKE THE POTTER’S VESSELS’—as I also have received from My Father;  (28)  and I will give him the morning star.  (29)  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

Many of the mainline churches have fallen into the trap set by Satan to make them decide to practice false doctrines, and to allow sexual immorality to reign in the place of the doctrine of the scriptures. These are the churches that bless Planned Parenthood and the killing of innocent human life, babies if you will. They also are willing to allow sexual perverts to become leaders of their churches and even of geographical areas of their denominations. Some have already begun to die as true believers in Jesus will be forced out of their churches. Worldly pleasures take the place of the Lord of the Universe, He who died and is alive, who has promised to come back for His people. We may not know when but we do know He is true and will do what He has said he will do. He is the way:

Joh 14:5-6 NKJV  Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”  (6)  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Time is growing short, because the church of Jesus Christ must be taken out of this world before the true End Times begin. What we see now may very well be the birth pangs of the coming tribulation. We of course do not know when the Lord will come for His church, but, we should be found working for the kingdom when he does.

Time to decide, do you wish the worldly pleasures of the Jezebel’s of the world, or do you want the wonders of heaven. Life or death which is it you want. Choose now fellow human beings, tomorrow may not come for you.

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Is This End Time?
March 27, 2020, 6:25 pm
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A lot of folks are wondering about all the things they see happening, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Wars, and of course the Coronavirus. I have to admit that it is a scary time in which we live. I know a few Christian people who are wondering about all these things, and thinking that it is prophecy coming true.

We see this in the Gospel of Matthew, “Mat 24:3-7 ESV  As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”  (4)  And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.  (5)  For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.  (6)  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.  (7)  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.”

I know that there may very well be a terrible famine in North Africa after the Locusts millions of them, ate everything in site, stripped trees as well as crops. There are earthquakes daily, most are harmless, but there have been some 7.5 quakes this past year that did a lot of damage, and deaths as well. Wars, we definitely have our share of wars, we have been in Afghanistan almost 20 years. Of course these wars, we do see Turkey fighting against the Kurdish people, we hear Iran boasting they will destroy Israel.

Yet it is not any reason to believe that these are signs of the End of it all. They are indications that our world is getting closer to a time when China or Russia or both will begin wars against their neighbors and other nations will join in against them. Of course also, Russia is putting together a coalition in the middle east which may presage a bigger conflict there.

I do believe that things are going to get a whole lot worse, and one thing I know for certain, there is a coming conflagration, that will destroy the earth and millions of people will die before it is all over. I also do KNOW that there is a way to salvation, and it comes through Jesus Christ, he who died and was risen, in that death we can be saved from hell and live eternally in the presence of the God of creation. How do I know this you may ask. Here is the answer: “Joh 3:16-18 ESV  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  (17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  (18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

So what do you think? Is it time for a reassessment of how you are living your life. The apostle Paul  wrote these words in his letter to the church in Rome.  “Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ” The death he is talking about is an eternity in the Lake of Fire along with Satan and his followers. The choice is yours, eternal life in heaven, or eternal death in hellfire. God will not sentence you there, you will sentence yourself. “Whoever believes in Him, Christ is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already.” If you refuse the offer freely given by God as Paul said, it is a free gift, but you must confess your sins, repent of those sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.

In life we make many choices, I ask you to make the choice that will guarantee you eternal life, saving you from the torment of eternal death in the Lake of Fire.

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The Way We Should Live
January 15, 2020, 7:36 am
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This is a sermon I delivered on the 8th of December 2019, it is based in 1st Thessalonians 5:16-24 I hope that this will touch your heart, and perhaps you will share it with others as well. In any event, I do hope you will receive a blessing as you hear and think upon what I say.

God bless and keep you.

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New Bible Animation
January 14, 2020, 6:41 am
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This is a worldwide project to tell the younger generation about the Bible and perhaps be able to save some from what is coming upon the world.

This is being worked on and is meant to reach out to younger folks who do not read, although they can, but rather use the internet mostly on their phones. What do you think? There are more of these snippets on You Tube.

Check it out and see what else Revelation Media is working on.

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Sermon 10-13-2019
November 3, 2019, 3:53 pm
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This is a sermon delivered by our Pastor, Brother Ned Sitzes. The sermon deals with the problem that has become a reality in our society. It asks the question, “Why are God’s people not standing for Jesus?” What we are talking about of course is the Christian church in all its various types. It seems that Pastors don’t like to talk about Hell, they talk about Heaven, but the other side of the coin is Hell. People, however, don’t like to hear about the trust of eternal life in hell, they only like to hear about eternal life in heaven.

Brother Ned based his words in Hebrews chapter 10, Romans 3:23 and 6:23, and then Deuteronomy 4:9.

 

 

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God of the Living
August 10, 2019, 5:44 pm
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Jesus never did a Funeral he is God of the Living because he has given all who come to know him as Lord and Savior eternal life in the precincts of Heaven. We live in a world steeped in sin, a people who want only to fill a void in their heart. Drugs, alcohol, sexual pleasures, none of these will fill that void. Money, you can’t take it with you into eternity. Jesus offers what Satan cannot give, his fate is sealed, you as long as you are still alive, can choose eternal life in heaven, or, eternal darkness in the lake of fire. Please listen to what I say in the video. I implore any who hear to act if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord. If you think this world is hard, it is going to be much worse! Choose Christ or choose Hell!



Hatred against Christians
August 9, 2019, 12:04 pm
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It seems that the Democrat Party really hates Christians because they take every opportunity to rid our society of all references to Christ, the Cross, and of course our belief in the sanctity of life. In the book of Matthew, there is a conversation between Jesus and a Pharisee.

Mat 22:36-40 ESV  “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  (37)  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  (38)  This is the great and first commandment.  (39)  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  (40)  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Now Jesus has just said something that I think a lot of the people in the Democrat Party have forgotten, I say this because I do not see a whole lot of love between them and those of us who are citizens of this nation. What has transpired this past couple of weeks has been nothing short of horrifying. Insane people taking innocent lives with unspeakable violence. that goes without saying a terrible act. What followed, however, was even worse simply because the Democrat Party especially those running for President blamed the President of the United States for the violence. Some even went so far as to say he was directly responsible, as if, he had ordered the death of all those people.

This President has worked to be the President of all the people, not just some of them. He has also acted in ways that work to preserve the reality of the Republic. Sanctity of life, love of country, reverence for the Constitution. He has worked to change laws where he could and to mitigate wrongs, such as a life sentence for a minor drug conviction. Yet we hear from the Democrat Party, that he hates blacks, Hispanics, women, and Muslims. Yet he has not acted in any way against any of these groups. Yes, he has limited immigration from certain countries, yet those countries don’t have any way to tell you who is or is not one of their citizens. He has tried to block terrorists from using the chaos in the middle east to gain entry into our nation.

As for as being against blacks, women or any other group, where is the evidence of that? Each of the groups in our nation now have full employment and are enjoying the fruits of their labors. As for Muslims, I have not seen any animosity by this President against this group, I have seen him calling out Muslims who have been attacking our nation, and himself, but then he does that to others as well.

So, to get back to the main topic, hatred against Christians in our nation. I find it very difficult to see why the Democrat Party hates God, the people in the House of Representatives, have done away with “so help me God” in the swearing in ceremonies, which of course is another indication of wanting to get God out of the way of what they are looking to accomplish. They seem to want dead babies, even after birth in some states now. This nation was founded by men who believed that God was an integral part of their lives. We find Jefferson inviting clergy to come to the Capitol to bring the word on Sunday mornings. The Congress even funded the publication of bibles to bring to the Indians to show them about God and to perhaps bring some to Jesus.

Now here we are today, the Democrats are working to remove God from everywhere they can, from the walls of State and City buildings, school buildings, even many courthouses. I cannot understand why that is, Jesus said that we are to love our neighbor as ourself and yet here we find hatred for over 50% of our nation. President Obama talked about people who cling to their guns and their Bibles. Hillary Clinton called us deplorables, as well as homophobes, and other names. There are many who are against homosexual persons, but we don’t hate them, we see them as in need of Jesus just as we ourselves have needed Jesus Christ to show us how to live.

There is evil in this land, and as a Christian man, I will fight evil with all my strength. I believe that the hatred I see in our land is evil, and is spawned by Satan to destroy our nation. Just as I look on socialism as an evil and vile type of violence against the people of this great nation. We fought the cold war to end the scourge of socialism in our world. We fought WW II to end the socialist nations of the Axis in Europe. Germany and Italy were both socialist nations, just as Russia was.

Today this evil is raising its ugly head in Russia, China and other places in our world. China is working to eradicate Christianity from their land, but making Churches take down crosses and rid themselves of Bibles, and worship the State. They are also imprisoning Muslims as well, in re-education camps.
So this is to be the future for those nations, and the Democrat Party is trying to make it the future for us in America. I see that if they win power in the House, Senate and the White House they will run roughshod over all of us.

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Is God still blessing America?
June 20, 2019, 12:59 pm
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We sing the song “God Bless America” and I wonder how many actually know what it is all about, or if they even believe there is a God who will bless our nation. I find myself thinking that the God who has blessed our nation for over 200 years, really cannot bless us any longer simply because God cannot abide sin. I would ask you to hear the words of the Apostle Paul as he writes to the Church in Rome.

Rom 1:16-17 NKJV  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  (17)  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”

Powerful words from this wonderful Apostle to the Gentiles, that is us of course, you and I are the Gentiles, we are not Jewish therefore we are the Greeks or Gentiles. Paul wants all to be ‘saved’ from sin and so he writes to the Church in Rome and tells them what is to come as time progresses, he also tells them why God cannot bless a people who practice sin as a way of life. Here is what Paul indicates are the things that will destroy nations and even empires. Just as an aside history tells us that these are the things that destroyed the Greek civilization, and later the Roman.

“Rom 1:26-32 NKJV  For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.  (27)  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.  (28)  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;  (29)  being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,  (30)  backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  (31)  undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;  (32)  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

This, of course, fits our society to a “T”, we can see these things all around us, we have the “Me too” movement showing the sexual immorality of our society, but we also have those who are haters and who will do anything they can to destroy rather than to build up. We have those who continue to kill human babies because they are an inconvenience, or they are not the right sex, or perhaps, they have a disease and so must be killed so they won’t suffer. We also have the violence of a place like Chicago with daily shootings and many deaths. Boasters, a wonderful word which notice, that it follows “proud” I see it in our politicians. There is of course much more to be seen and understood, there are those who are so proud of themselves that they will boast about their own greatness. One politician running for President has even stated that he was born for this.

God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness, he sent Israel into exile a number of times in history, the last one was for almost 2000 years. Israel is now again in the land that God had promised to Abraham, this says that it is almost time for the gentile world and the so called Christian religion to end and a time more terrible than even what we are experiencing today. Yet these things have been prophesied for a few thousand years, especially in the book of Daniel. We who profess to follow Jesus Christ as Lord, need to be concerned, not for what is to come, rather we are to be concerned for those who do not know Jesus as Lord.

Can God still bless this nation? I believe that the answer to this question is NO, simply because of how far we have gone into sin. The House of Representatives has now taken out the need for people to speak the oath of truth when testifying, or when becoming confirmed in office, “so help me God”. This next year I do believe that the Democrat Party will take God out of their platform. Can God bless a nation that celebrates the death of babies? In New York State when the bill passed to allow abortion up to the moment of birth, the politicians gave a standing ovation to the Governor after he signed the bill into law.

I know that some who read my blog will not agree with the things I have said in this issue, I also know that I need to get back into the habit of writing more often. If you have a comment please do write it. I do try to look for comments when I can. If you want to know more about Jesus Christ, let me know, I will be glad to have a conversation about this as well. Have a blessed day all you who read my words.

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Man and Wife – God’s plan
May 8, 2019, 10:15 am
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Gen 2:22-24 NKJV  “Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.  (23)  And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”  (24)  Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Man, a created being, and woman also a created being, become man and wife and it then says that this is God’s plan for men and women. God in his infinite wisdom created all that there is, including people. He set things in motion, and, made it clear that men and women were sexual beings, that were meant to join together in the marital bond and through the sexual act, procreate. They were to be God’s proxies in that they would create more human beings through the act of coitus.

Since God set this in motion, we are not to change the set that God has ordained. The Bible talks a lot about sexual immorality, mostly about sex outside of the marriage bond, and more about men with women other than their wife. It is also important that we understand, that concubines, or, other relationships which are sexual in nature are not in God’s plan. In other words, marriage between a man and a woman, is the plan, and as it says the man shall set up housekeeping with his wife, and it is supposed to be a forever bond.

In our society today, we find all sorts of relationships, we also see trio’s as well as homosexual matchups, and of course polygamy. None of these are acceptable in God’s eyes. The sad part of this world in which we live today, is, that the Church is also supportive of many of these relationships. One that I am aware of is a Lesbian married to her wife, and, is a bishop of the church. Male with male and woman with woman, these are not acceptable in or out of the Church. If we profess to follow Jesus Christ as Lord, then it behooves us to act as He would act in these situations. We must point out that God is not pleased with those who are living in sin, Heterosexual or, homosexual. The scriptures just talk about heterosexual sin more than homosexual sin, but, it is clear in the scripture that neither sin is acceptable to God.

Jesus talks about the wide gate and the narrow gate: Mat 7:13-14 NKJV  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  (14)  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” What is meant here is that walking down that road that is easy will lead you into Hell and you will spend eternity with Satan and his angels in the lake of fire. The narrow gate is the difficult path that leads to heaven, and, eternal life in heaven with Jesus. It is difficult, because, the world in which we live hates those who will follow Christ, and work out their salvation by walking in his footsteps. Those who do so will stumble and even fall, but, Jesus is there with you and will help you get back on that narrow path.

Your friends and relatives who do not know, do not have a relationship with Jesus, will work hard to discourage you. They will do all in their power to get you back on that wide highway that leads to destruction. How many people on that wide road are still searching for the million dollars, the mansion, the big car, and all the other things that are supposed to bring happiness? How many are actually happy with all the things in life? Most keep on wanting more, because, what they have is never enough to fill that void in their lives. The void can only be filled by the presence of God, never by material things.

If you are reading this and you do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior, please contact me, and let us have a conversation. Your eternity depends upon your acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. If you do not know him, or if you have rejected him, then your eternity will be spent in hell. If you do have a relationship with Him, then heaven is your destination.

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