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Let's return now to a discussion format, focusing on some additional issues we have introduced.


Q 1. Our three children were prayed for before they were conceived, and we have held their names before the Lord almost every day of their lives. Yet our middle daughter has chosen to reject our faith and do things she knows are wrong. She's living with a twice-divorced man and apparently has no intention of marrying him. She has had at least two abortions that we know about, and her language is disgraceful. My wife and I have prayed until we're exhausted, and yet she has shown no interest in returning to the church. At times, I become very angry at God for allowing this terrible thing to happen. I have wept until there are just no more tears. Can you offer us any encouragement?


A.1. I can certainly understand your pain. It is my belief that more people have become disillusioned with God over the waywardness of a son or daughter than any other issue. There is nothing more important to most Christian parents than the salvation of their children. Every other goal and achievement in life is anemic and insignificant compared to this transmission of faith to their offspring. That is the only way they can be together throughout eternity, and they, like you, have been praying day and night for spiritual awakening. Unfortunately, if God does not answer those prayers quickly, there is a tendency to blame Him and to struggle with intense feelings of bitterness. The "betrayal barrier" claims another victim!


Often, this anger at the Lord results from a misunderstanding of what He will and won't do in the lives of those for whom we intercede. The key question is this: Will God require our offspring to serve Him if they choose a path of rebellion? It is a critically important question.


The answer, according to Dr. John White and the theologians with whom I have spoken, is that God will not force Himself on anyone. If that was His inclination, no person would ever be lost. Second Peter 3:9 says, "He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." To claim this great salvation, there is a condition. An individual must reach out and take it. He or she must repent of sins and believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without that step of faith, the gift of forgiveness and eternal life is impossible.


What does prayer accomplish, then, if there is a realm into which the Father will not intrude? Quoting Dr. White's insightful book Parents in Pain:


Here lies a key to understanding how we may pray for our own children or for anyone else. We may ask with every confidence that God will open the eyes of the morally and spiritually blind. We may ask that the self-deceptions which sinners hide behind may be burned away in the fierce light of truth, that dark caverns may be rent asunder to let the sunlight pour in, that self-disguises may be stripped from a man or woman to reveal the horror of their nakedness in the holy light of God. We may ask above all that the glory of the face of Christ will shine through the spiritual blindness caused by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). All of this we can ask with every assurance that God will not only hear but will delight to answer.


But we may not ask him to force a man, woman, or child to love and trust him. To deliver them from overwhelming temptation: yes. To give them every opportunity: yes. To reveal his beauty, his tenderness, his forgiveness: yes. But to force a man against his will to bow the knee: not in this life. And to force a man to trust him: never.1


Said another way, the Lord will not save a person against his will, but He has a thousand ways of making him more willing. Our prayers unleash the power of God in the life of another individual. We have been granted the privilege of entering into intercessory prayer for our loved ones and of holding their names and faces before the Father. In return, He makes the

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1 John White, Parents in Pain (Downers Grove, 111.: InterVarsity Press, 1979), pp. 47-48.

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all-important choices crystal clear to that individual and brings positive influences into his or her life to maximize the probability of doing what is right. Beyond that, He will not go.


Admittedly, we have strolled into deep theological water here. Who knows exactly how God responds to intercessory prayer and how He deals with a wayward heart? How can I explain the prayers of my great-grandfather (on my mother's side), who died the year before I was born? This wonderful man of God, G. W. McCluskey, took it upon himself to spend the hour between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon every day in prayer specifically for the spiritual welfare of his family. He was talking to the Lord not only about those loved ones who were then alive. McCluskey was also praying for generations not yet born. This good man was talking to the Lord about me, even before I was conceived.


Toward the end of his life, my great-grandfather made a startling announcement. He said God had promised him that every member of four generations— both those living and those not yet born—would be believers. Well, I represent the fourth generation down from his own, and it has worked out more interestingly than even he might have assumed.


The McCluskeys had two girls, one of whom was my grandmother and the other, my great-aunt. Both grew up and married ministers in the denomination of their father and mother. Between these women, five girls and one boy were born. One of them was my mother. All five of the girls married ministers in the denomination of their grandfather, the boy became one. That brought it down to my generation. My cousin H. B. London and I were the first to go through college, and we were roommates. In the beginning of our sophomore year, he announced that God was calling him to preach. And I can assure you, I began to get very nervous about the family tradition!


I never felt God was asking me to be a minister, so I went to graduate school and became a psychologist. And yet, I have spent my professional life speaking, teaching, and writing about the importance of my faith in Jesus Christ. At times as I sit on a platform waiting to address a church filled with Christians, I wonder if my great-grandfather isn't smiling at me from somewhere. His prayers have reached across four generations of time to influence what I am doing with my life today.


What does that say about free moral agency and the right to choose? I don't have a clue. I only know that God honors the prayers of His righteous followers, and we should stay on our faces before Him until each child has been granted every opportunity to repent. We must remember, however, that God will not ride roughshod over the will of any individual. He deals respectfully with each person and seeks to attract him or her to Himself. It is wrong, therefore, to blame God if that process takes years to accomplish—or even if it never comes to pass. That is the price of freedom.


[DOBSON  AND  FAMILY  BEFORE  AND  AFTER,  WERE  PART  OF  THE  PROTESTANT  WORLD,  THEY  HAD  NO  CLUE  ABOUT  THE  REAL  PLAN  OF  GOD  FOR  SALVATION;  THEY  HAD  IT  CORRECT  THAT  GOD  WILL  NOT  FORCE  ANYONE  TO  SALVATION.  MANY  IF  NOT  MOST  OF  THE  PROTESTANT  WORLD  GET  IN  A  DIZZY  IF  IT  SEEMS  SOMEONE  CLOSE  TO  THEM  IS  NOT  A  CHURCH  ATTENDER,  FOR  THEY  BELIEVE  THAT  THEY  WILL  GO  TO  HELL,  IF  THEY  DO  NOT  ACCEPT  JESUS  AS  SAVIOR  IN  THIS  LIFE.  NOT  KNOWING  THE  CALLING  PLAN  OF  GOD,  PEOPLE  CAN  GET  VERY  UPSET  WITH  THIS  ISSUE  -  Keith Hunt]


Q 2. (Follow-up question) Your answer implies that we should continue to pray for our daughter year after year until she comes back to her faith. Does that mean that God will not be offended by our asking Him repeatedly for the same request? Is that what He wants of us on her behalf?


A 2. Yes. If what you are requesting is undeniably in the will of God, such as praying for the salvation of your daughter, I think you should keep the matter before Him until you receive the answer. There is a continuing spiritual battle under way for her soul, and your prayers are vital in winning that struggle. Paul admonished us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NKJV). Isn't that what Jesus was teaching in the parable of the Unjust Judge? Let's read it in the Book of Luke:


“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'

"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly." (Luke 18:1-8)


I love that Scripture because it tells us that God is not irritated by our persistence in prayer. He urges us not to give up, but to bombard heaven with the desires of our hearts. That is encouragement enough to keep me praying for a lifetime.


I shared a story earlier about my great-grandfather on my mother's side of the family. With your indulgence, let me relate an incident from the life of my paternal grandmother, Juanita Dobson. She understood what it meant to "pray without ceasing," even when there was little evidence to encourage her. She was a deeply committed Christian who was married to an independent, nonbelieving husband. Because he was a moral and decent man, he saw no need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That fact nearly damned him.


He didn't mind his wife going to church and doing her religious thing, but he would have no part in it. He especially resented any effort to drag him into it. That door was slammed shut. Instead of trying to goad her husband into a Christian commitment, therefore, Juanita began a campaign of prayer on his behalf that continued for decades. She fasted for his salvation regularly for years, despite the lack of evidence that her petitions were even being heard!


Still, my grandfather's heart remained hard and cold. But when he was 69 years old, he suffered a series of strokes that left him partially paralyzed. He had been a powerful man, a six-foot-four-inch railroad conductor, who had never been sick a day in his life. It devastated him to be permanently incapacitated. One afternoon his daughter was attending to his needs and preparing his medication. As she leaned toward him to straighten his bed, she saw that he was crying. No one ever remembered seeing this proud, self-made man shed a tear. It shocked her and she said, "Daddy, what's wrong?"


He replied, "Honey, go get your mother."


My little grandmother came running up the stairs and knelt beside her husband's bed. He took her by the hand and said, "I know I'm going to die, and I'm not afraid of death. But it is so dark. Will you pray for me?"


My grandmother said, "Will I pray?" She had been waiting for him to ask her that question for more than 40 years! She began to call to heaven on behalf of her husband, and he accepted a personal relationship with Jesus Christ there on his sickbed. My grandmother said it was like a host of heavenly angels beginning to sing in her heart. Grandfather Dobson died two weeks later with a testimony on his lips. I'm certain that he and my little grandmother are in heaven today because of the perseverance of her faith.


Winston Churchill said during World War II, "Never give up. Never, never, never give up!" That advice applies not only to nations under siege but also to believers seeking a touch from the Almighty. I'll say it again: moms and dads, your highest priority is to lead your children into the fold. Don't stop praying until that objective is fulfilled.


[AGAIN  THIS  IS  FUNDAMENTAL  PROTESTANT  TEACHING;  NO-  BODY  GETS  SAVED  ON  THEIR  DEATH  BED.  SO  WHAT  ABOUT  THAT  GUY  ON  THE  CROSS  WITH  JESUS.  HIS  ATTITUDE  WAS  RIGHT.  WHAT  JESUS  SAID  TO  HIM  AS  IN  THE  KJV  BIBLE,  HAS  THE  COMMER  IN  THE  WRONG  PLACE (NO  PUNCTUATION  IN  THE  ORIGINAL  GREEK);  JESUS  SAID  TO  HIM, I  SAY  UNTO  YOU  TODAY,  YOU  SHALL  BE  WITH  ME  IN  PARADISE.”  HE  WILL  BE  RESURRECTED  IN  THE  GREAT  WHITE  THRONE  JUDGMENT  AND  WILL  ACCEPT  THE  WAY  OF  GOD  TO  SALVATION.  THIS  IS  ALL  COVERED  IN  MY  STUDY  CALLED  “THE  GREAT  WHITE  THRONE  JUDGMENT”  AND  “CALLED  AND  CHOSEN  -  WHEN?”  -  Keith Hunt]


Q 3. You wrote about human pride and the offense it is to God. I don't fully understand what that means. Shouldn't mankind be proud of our achievements and discoveries? Do you not admire the accomplishments of modern science, medicine, and the arts? What is wrong with a little self-satisfaction and confidence? Does God, if he exists, want us to grovel like beggars before Him?


A 3. As a former professor in a large university medical school, I have marveled at the miracles accomplished through research and scientific inquiry. I'm grateful we live in a day when vast knowledge is available to anyone who can get to a local library. These are remarkable times, to be sure, and we have reason to feel good about the effort to reduce human suffering and make a better life for us all. There is nothing offensive to God about progress per se.


But there is something inherently evil about the prevailing notion that man no longer needs God—that we can get along very well on our own, thank you. Even more odious is the New Age philosophy that grants godlike status to mere mortals. Its followers worship the human mind, as though that pound of wrinkled gray matter somehow produced itself from nothingness. The Shirley MacLaine clones proclaim with awe, “We only use 5 percent of our brains. Imagine what is possible if we would achieve our entire potential." I'm all for education, but this gee-whiz view of "human potential" is nonsense. If it were possible to employ 95 percent more brainpower, some bright soul among the 5 billion now living would have found a way to do it. And even if that happened, we would still have peanut-brains compared with the wisdom and omnipotence of the Almighty.


The word arrogance comes to mind in this context. Though we exist by the graciousness of a loving Lord, mankind is systematically seeking to overthrow Him as the moral authority of the universe. We've jettisoned His commandments and replaced them with our puny notions and ideas. Secular humanism has concluded that there are no eternal truths, no transcendent values, no ultimate rights and wrongs. What seems right at the time is right. Morality is determined by public opinion polls, as though our pooled ignorance will somehow produce verity. In the process, we have forgotten the faith of our fathers that was lovingly handed down to us and entrusted to our care.


Arrogance is not a new phenomenon in human society, of course. Jesus told us about a rich farmer who had no need for God. He had his life nicely laid out. He produced such a bumper crop that year that he couldn't even store it all. In a world of suffering and starvation, that was his biggest problem.


Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.'"

But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?" (Luke 12:18-20)


That rich farmer who basked in self-sufficiency is reminiscent of today's superstars and miracle men. Pick up any issue of People magazine and the aroma of human pride will waft from its pages. When I think of arrogance and contempt for God, for example, I am reminded of the deceased rock star, John Lennon. He and his fellow Beatles rebelled against everything holy and clean. They were involved in the most wicked homosexual and heterosexual orgies, and they popularized the use of marijuana and hard drugs among a generation of young people. We're still suffering from that plague. Some of their music, as melodic and clever as it was, reflected this decadence and set the stage for the demonic excesses of today's rock industry.


Lennon was also an outspoken atheist. One of his well-known compositions was a song entitled "Imagine," which postulated a world with no religion to wreak havoc on mankind. Lennon felt that patriotism and belief in God were responsible for war and other social ills. He said this in 1966:


Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that. I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first—rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.2


As it turned out, Lennon was the one to go, succumbing in 1980 to five bullets fired by a psychopath on the streets of New York City. The wages of John's sin turned out to be death. Now he must deal with the One who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" (Romans 12:19, KJV).


Any man is a fool, regardless of his intelligence or accomplishments, if he fails to reckon with the God of the universe. It's that simple.


[MOST  OF  THE  WORLD;  WELL  99.9  PERCENT  OF  THE  PEOPLE  ON EARTH  ARE  IN  SPIRITUAL  BLINDNESS…..JOHN LENNON  INCLUDED.  THEY  WILL  ALL  ONE  DAY  HAVE  THE  BLINDNESS  REMOVED  AND  GIVEN  A  CLEAR  OPEN  CHANCE  FOR  SALVATION  -  Keith Hunt]


Q 4. In trying to comprehend why God does what He does, I've wondered about the spirit world that is referred to in the Bible. Do you believe such an unseen realm really exists?


A 4. Yes, I do, although I do not profess to understand it. I know only that the Scripture speaks about a spiritual

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2 Time, August 12, 1966, p. 38.

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warfare that occurs in a dimension beyond human perception. It is not given to man to comprehend this struggle entirely at this period in our history. However, its existence and significance are unmistakable in Scripture.


We get a window into that unseen spirit world from Daniel as he saw it some 500 years before the birth of Christ. This intelligent young man was only 16 when Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians, and he was deported to Babylon along with his surviving countrymen. There he was elevated to political prominence and soon became God's prophetic voice to His people.


Some years later, Daniel had a terrifying vision in which he was visited by a heavenly messenger. Many Bible scholars believe that visitor was Christ Himself. Tucked within the first few verses of Daniel's narrative is a fascinating glimpse of the spirit world we cannot see and the conflict between good and evil that occurs there:


“I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of the finest gold around his waist. His body was like chrysolite, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; the men with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.

A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia." (Daniel 10:5-13)


There are several fascinating and tantalizing elements to this account. First, it is surprising that a man of Daniel's stature (being "highly esteemed" in God's eyes) did not receive an instantaneous answer to his prayer. He had to wait three weeks before the reply from the Lord came back. What is more interesting is the reason for the delay. Although Daniel's prayer was answered immediately, it took 21 days for the "messenger" to fight his way past the satanic beings who stood in his way. If the visitor was, in fact, Jesus Christ, what does that say about the power temporarily held by the forces of evil?


[I  HAVE  NEVER  THOUGHT  JESUS  EVER  IN  PERSON  CAME  TO  DANIEL;  BUT  OF  COURSE  ANYTHING  GOD  WANTS  TO  DO  HE  CAN  DO;  THE  CONTEXT  TO  ME  NEVER  CAME  ACROSS  THAT  IT  WAS  JESUS  COMING  TO  DANIEL  -  Keith Hunt]


Finally, I wish we understood more about the celestial warfare hinted at by the messenger. Later in the conversation with Daniel, he said, "Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come" (v. 20). The implications of this passage are striking. We get the picture of the entire earth being divided into territories and jurisdictions led by powerful beings whose mission it is to oppose the will of God. Perhaps a high-ranking demon is assigned to each church and every Christian college, as Frank Peretti suggested in This Present Darkness.


[OH  INDEED  THE  DEMONS  ARE  ALL  OVER  THE  CATHOLIC  AND  PROTESTANT  CHURCHES  AND  THEIR  INSTITUTIONS;  FOR  ALL  OF  THAT  “CHRISTIANITY”  IS  UNDER  DECEPTION  FOR  THE  MAIN  POPULATION.  SOME  OF  THEIR  MINISTERS  KNOW  BETTER;  WE  WILL  HAVE  TO  LET  GOD  HANDLE  THEM  -  Keith Hunt]


If this sounds farfetched, consider Paul's warning about our enemy. He wrote, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).


How can we prevail spiritually against so dangerous and powerful an enemy? We can't in our own strength, but thank the Lord, He can. The Scripture assures us that "the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). Furthermore, there are reassuring words found in other relevant Scriptures. Let's examine one of the most encouraging.


We spoke earlier of Elijah, who was sent by God to hide by the brook Kerith. Look now at Elijah's successor, Elisha, as recorded in 2 Kings 6. The evil king of Syria hated Elisha and heard he was living in Dothan.


One night, he sent a great army with many horses and chariots to capture the prophet. These soldiers camped around the city until dawn, knowing that they had their enemy trapped. The next morning, Elisha's servant arose early and discovered the forces arrayed against them. He ran back to the prophet and said anxiously, "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" (v. 15).

The great man of God said, "Don't be afraid, . . . those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (v. 16).


His servant must have been mystified. Only the two of them were standing there. Then Elisha asked the Lord to open the eyes of the young man, and suddenly he saw horses and chariots of fire all over the surrounding mountains. There was an entire army of heavenly beings waiting to fight the battle for the Lord.


How exciting to know that there are unseen warriors around us in times of satanic attack. Is that still true today? Well, we're told in Psalm 34:7, "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." Psalm 91:11 says, "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." Hebrews 12. tells us that we are surrounded by a "great cloud of witnesses." It is indeed, comforting to know that we are not alone, even in the midst of a spiritual battle. Furthermore, it should be remembered that all the angels, including those who minister to our needs, were involved in a heavenly war before the dawn of creation. We're not given the details of that conflict, but we do understand that Satan and his demons were defeated by God and His angels. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the angelic beings who "encamp around" us are experienced in dealing with the forces of evil. And if they need help, they can appeal to the One about whom it is written, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).


Q 5. How do you think this unseen spiritual world influences our day-by-day activities in this Christian walk?


A 5.  I don't know, but it makes for interesting speculation. Let me share a personal experience just to contemplate the possibilities. Some years ago, I was engaged in research that required me to visit 16 major medical centers each year. One of those trips took me to New York City where I fulfilled my hospital responsibilities and then took a few hours off for sight-seeing. Two colleagues joined me on a makeshift tour of the Big Apple. It was a pleasant day, and we chatted amiably as we moved around the city on the subway system.


Suddenly, one of my associates said, "Hey! Take a look at that weird guy standing over there on the platform, wasn't he with us on the last two trains?"


We each remembered that the man had definitely been near us for at least one-half hour. Now he stood watching us intently from about 30 feet away. Before we could figure out what he was up to, we realized our next train had pulled into the station. We scurried aboard at the last second and the doors closed behind us. The grubby guy ran toward us but didn't make it. He became furious when he couldn't get the automatic doors to open. He jumped on the side of the train, screaming obscenities and threats at us. Then he had to let go as our speed accumulated. The last I saw of him, he was waving his arms and shouting invectives as we rode out of the station.


My friends and I discussed the shocking behavior and wondered about the man's intentions. What had he planned to do? Had we been spared an act of violence by boarding the train? Who knows? The only thing certain is that we were marked by this man for some kind of surprise—probably an unpleasant one. Perhaps we avoided a life-threatening experience by what seemed like sheer coincidence.


It is possible, of course, that the Lord specifically intervened to protect us in the subway. We were totally off guard and vulnerable to the secret plans of this possible psychopath or drug addict or killer. Just contemplating what might have been raised the broader question of how frequently in our lifetimes we might have been spared dangerous consequences that we never recognized. It is an interesting thought. Who can know how often the Lord quietly protects us, redirects us, or leads us on safer paths?


There are other occasions when we almost seem preordained for tragedy. I remember seeing a terrible collision on a Los Angeles freeway as I was coming home from work one afternoon. The first car crashed through the center divider and struck an oncoming Pontiac head-on. Both drivers were killed instantly. I have thought often about the incredible timing that was necessary to produce that wreck. If the two men were each going 60 miles per hour, they were approaching one another at a combined speed of 120 miles per hour. Computed another way, their cars were coming together at the rate of 176 feet per second. If the man in the first car had been early by one-tenth of a second, the driver of the second car would probably have been past the original point of collision by the time of the accident. The car behind the second driver might have been the one to be struck. When you think about it, the most infinitesimal change in either man's day would have saved the second man's life. Most fatal accidents, in this way, depend on split-second timing if they are to occur as they do.


Our lives literally hang by a thread even when we are oblivious to a particular danger. Does it not seem wise, given what is at stake, for us to bathe every day and each activity in prayer? James addressed this tentative grip on life, saying, Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." (James 4:13-15)


The bottom line is that our welfare on this mortal coil is influenced by forces that are beyond the scope of our intellect. We are caught up in a struggle between good and evil that plays a significant, although unidentified, role in our lives. Our task, then, is not to decipher exactly how these pieces fit and what it all means, but to remain faithful and obedient to Him who knows all mysteries.

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TO  BE  CONTINUED


INDEED  ALTHOUGH  WE  ARE  ON  GOD’S  SIDE;  AND  HE  ON  OURS,  WE  HAVE  TO  REMEMBER  “TIME  AND  CHANCE”  CAN  HAPPEN  TO  ANYONE.  WE  HAVE  TO  REMEMBER  WE  DO  NOT  KNOW  WHAT  THE  NEXT  DAY  MAY  BRING.  WE  HAVE  TO  BE  THANKFUL  FOR  EACH  AND  EVERY  DAY  OF  LIFE  WE  ARE  GIVEN.  WE  MUST  LIVE  EACH  DAY  AS  IF  IT  WAS  OUR  LAST  DAY,  WALKING  IN  THE  WAY  OF  THE  LORD,  SERVING  OTHERS  AS  BEST  WE  CAN;  AS  WRITTEN “LOVING  THE  LORD  OUR  GOD  WITH  ALL  OUR  HEART,  MIND,  AND  LIFE,  AND  LOVING  OUR  NEIGHBOR  AS  OURSELF.”


WE  MUST  PUT  ON  THE  FULL  ARMOR  OF  GOD  EACH  DAY  FOR  WE  DO  FIGHT  A  SPIRITUAL  BATTLE  AGAINST  THE  DEVIL  AND  HIS  DEMONIC  FORCES.


Keith Hunt