John the Baptist was one fearless preacher. He preached against sin to the point that it cost him his head. Today we have preachers that will not so much as raise their voice in fear of offending the masses, limiting the giving or crossing the deacon board. Jesus (as evidenced in this passage) thought very highly of this very different man... Not because of what he looked like, who he was buddies with, how he dressed or who was preaching his revival service - Jesus praised him because he was faithful to his calling and dedicated in his service, regardless of earthly opinion or circumstance.
This ministries mission is simply to distribute a little locusts and honey to help sustain those ever few John the Baptists of our day. What you find here may taste a little bitter at times, and sweet at others - but if you'll simply take it in, it will help initiate growth and nourish you along the way. - Bro. Scott
Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who declared himself “the greatest” and proved it with his fists, the force of his personality and his magnetic charisma, and who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died June 3 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was living. He was 74.
His family released a statement confirming his death. The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.
The Tabernacle. A wonderful foreshadowing of the LORD Jesus Christ is found in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Included you will find a dissection of the Scripture & how it all points to the coming Saviour of the world.
Hebrews 9:1-14 Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:13-18
Much has been shown and said over the past several months concerning a group known by either ISIS (Islamic State of Iran and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iran and the Levant). The actions of this group has affected in one form or fashion millions of people around the world. There are entirely too many to list, but here a few for you to consider: