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The concept of this website was born of GOD by the Holy Spirit, to embrace the needs, secret desires and petitions of a multitude of people.

The Internet of Lies

  Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops. Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife. The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within. A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver — that’s what smooth lips with a wicked heart are. — Proverbs 26:20–23, ISV A new information technology term coming into vogue is the “Internet of Continue Reading

Tisha b’Av (תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב)

Tisha b’Av (תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב) This weekend, Jews around the world commemorated Tisha b’Av or the ninth day of the month of Av (July–August). It is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. It is a fast day that marks the anniversary of the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BC and the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 AD. Tisha b’Av eventually became a symbol for all the catastrophes that have befallen the Jewish people Continue Reading

Important News Headlines – 23rd July 2015

Important News Headlines Earth 2.0: Bad News for God July 23, 2015 As I stated at the beginning, none of this will matter upon life’s discovery elsewhere. Religious leaders will simply declare that such life is fully compatible with, in fact predicted by, the Bible. Just like they eventually swept under the rug being wrong about earth’s position in the heavens. Or evolution. They will create contorted justifications to support this view, cite Continue Reading

The joint heirs and their divine portion

‘Joint heirs with Christ.’ Romans 8:17 Suggested Further Reading: Galatians 3:23–4:7 The apostle has proceeded through a simple but exceedingly forcible train of reasoning till he gains this glorious point—‘Joint heirs with Christ.’ He begins thus—‘Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.’ This is a fact which he takes for granted because he has Continue Reading

The faultless assembly

“They are without fault before the throne of God.” Revelation 14:5 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 We need not go far without seeing that there is, among Christians, a want of love to one another. There is not too much love in our churches; certainly, we have none to give away. We have heard that: “Whatever brawls disturb the street, / There should be peace at home.” But it is not always as it should be. We have Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 28th July

Morning ======= "So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee." / Psalm 73:22 Remember this is the confession of the man after God's own heart; and in telling us his inner life, he writes, "So foolish was I, and ignorant." The word "foolish," here, means more than it signifies in ordinary language. David, in a former verse of the Psalm, writes, "I was envious at the foolish when I saw the prosperity of the wicked," which Continue Reading

On the Mark of the Beast – Part 3

On the Mark of the Beast, Part 3   Ed. Note: What follows is Part Three of a three-part series on the Mark of the Beast. The author, Dr. William Welty, is the Executive Director of the ISV foundation and also serves as Research Analyst in Advanced Communication Technologies and Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies on the faculty of Koinonia Institute. All Biblical citations are taken from the International Standard Version Continue Reading

On the Mark of the Beast, Part 2

On the Mark of the Beast, Part 2   Ed. Note: What follows is Part Two of a three-part series on the Mark of the Beast. The author, Dr. William Welty, is the Executive Director of the ISV foundation and also serves as Research Analyst in Advanced Communication Technologies and Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies on the faculty of Koinonia Institute. All Biblical citations are taken from the International Standard Version (ISV) Continue Reading

The Widow of Zarephath

Her character: A Phoenician woman, she showed extraordinary hospitality to one of God's prophets, providing a safe harbor for him during a period of famine. / Her sorrow: To suffer extreme poverty, famine, and the loss of husband and son. / Her joy: To experience repeated miracles of God's provision. / Key Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:8-24; Luke 4:25-26 Her Story ========= Her arms were spindly and rough, like the dry twigs she had gathered Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 6th July

Morning ======= "Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." / Proverbs 1:33 Divine love is rendered conspicuous when it shines in the midst of judgments. Fair is that lone star which smiles through the rifts of the thunder clouds; bright is the oasis which blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair and so bright is love in the midst of wrath. When the Israelites provoked the Most High by their Continue Reading