Soon Jesus will appear in radiant glory, exerting absolute authority. Descending from heaven, He will slay His enemies with the sword from his mouth and set up his kingdom over the whole earth, with the city Jerusalem as the capital.
The mountain called Sinai is forever linked with the great visitation of God to mankind, as the people of Israel were represented by Moses. On this mountain, the basic roadmap for living was given in the form of the Ten Commandments. In this message we recount the story of what happens “When God Comes.”
God went to extreme lengths to force Egypt’s Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go. Would He do the same to you and to me? God wants our full attention, and no idols are to take His place. But many people today harden their hearts, and they won’t let go of their idols.
When believers know what God wants them to do, but refuse to do it, they often find creative excuses for their refusal. That’s what Moses did, until God graciously overcame his objections and lame excuses. In this message we learn about the importance of obeying God.
If life were a bed of roses, we might never appreciate how good roses smell. For 40 years of Moses' life, herding sheep was his job. But during this season, God prepared him for leadership beyond his wildest dreams.
Many people watch the stock market like a hawk. Some get nervous when the price of gold drops. We all need money. But one day the money we crave will be no more. One day, all that gives us security will vanish, and that is the day of final judgment. Then, who we are before God will be all that matters.
It’s been said that if all the tears people ever cried could be gathered up, they’d fill an ocean. Sorrow comes to all of us. Life does have joys, and some people think that’s all it should have. But God also allows tears, because through tears we learn to depend on God for every breath, every bite of food, and every dollar in our wallets. In this message we hear a story of God’s provision.
When tough times come—and they are coming—God shakes us up to make sure we remember who our real provider is. He can sustain us through adversity. Downsizing might not be fun, especially when it may be necessary. But even through trials God is working to develop our character. This message contains some key principles to hang onto when your crisis comes.
When God wants to deepen our spiritual maturity, He sometimes takes away all the comforts we’re used to. Some of us move out of state, where a new job falls apart. Some of us are told that we have only weeks or months to live. It’s possible for God to lead His people into the wilderness for their greater good and His greater glory.
When God chooses to judge a nation, He has several methods at His disposal. One of them is economic collapse. When the house of cards called “Debt” comes crashing down, everybody loses. Society may well break down if hyperinflation ruins our currencies. God can allow human greed to cause massive suffering. In this message we learn how God can exact judgment on nations.