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Have you checked the latest HERESCOPE?

Posted March 23, 2015

I AM COMING QUICKLY
Part 3

Part 1: Imminence
Part 2: Paul and Imminence

By Pastor Anton Bosch

From the first two parts of this series it is abundantly clear from God’s Word that both Jesus and Paul taught that Jesus could return at any time and that his second coming was, and remains, imminent. In order to get a complete picture we now need to turn to the books from Hebrews to Revelation.

The writer to the Hebrews urged them to be in fellowship “as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Once again it is clear that those who were alive at that time were being encouraged that the Lord could appear in their lifetime. The writer was even more explicit when he said: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry” (Hebrews 10:37). The message to the Hebrews was exactly the same as the rest of the New Testament: Jesus’ return is imminent.

James said: “…for the coming of the Lord is at hand… Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!” (James 5:7&9). This means exactly what it says: The Lord is at the door. He is about to enter the scene at any moment.

Peter confirms: “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers” (1Peter 4:7). Literally, the end of the world can happen at any moment now! Peter continues: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise... But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night… what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? …Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation–as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you” (2 Peter 3:9-15).

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Posted March 19, 2015

DIVERSION AND DESTINY
A Devotional

By Pastor Anton Bosch

Paul writes about the devil that “we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Yet it seems that many of us are ignorant of the tricks and devices the evil one uses to thwart the plan of God. Satan knows that most of us cannot be persuaded or intimidated to give up the good fight, so he does what serves his purpose just as well – diversion. He uses many tricks to accomplish this, including pressure, temptation, weariness and obscuring the issues. As long as he can get us to focus on minor issues and not continue with what the Lord has called us to do, he is happy.

Such diversion can take many forms. Some of them are good on the surface, noble and godly things, while others are worldly things. Some of the “good” things include: overemphasizing a doctrinal viewpoint, focusing on legalism, or even getting bogged down with the things related to Christian ministry. Some of the worldly things include careers, hobbies, sports, recreation, family and possessions. The Devil will keep us busy and make us feel we are doing the right things as long as we miss the call of God on our lives.

One example of a man who seemed to fall in this trap often was Saul, King of Israel. First he took upon himself the role of the priest to present sacrifices, when he had been called to be the King (1Samuel 13:9). Then he was tricked into sparing Agag when his instructions were to destroy all of Amalek (1Samuel 15:8). Finally he wasted the rest of his reign hunting David instead of fighting the real enemies. No wonder Saul came to the end of his life and cried these pitiful words: “I have played the fool and erred exceedingly” (1Samuel 26:21). It has to be the most disappointing thing to come to the end of your life and realize that you just wasted the one life God gave you – on trivialities! May I plead with you, my brother and sister: you have one life and one shot at fulfilling your destiny. Don’t allow the devil to rob you of God’s high calling.

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Latest Newsletter!

January/February 2015

In this newsletter:

THE TRUE ORIGINS OF THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL

By Pastor Anton Bosch

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSICAL ARTISTS SAY:
We Will Stand "United" -- With New Age Sympathizer Roma Downey?

By the Editors, Lighthouse Trails

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God's Present of His Presence

 

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Also Available!

NEW EVANGELICALISM: The New World Order

By Paul Smith

Like Cascading Dominoes the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

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Also Available!

Contentiously Contending!

By Anton Bosch

Back in 2007 this blog ran a series of messages by Pastor Anton Bosch on the topic of "contentiously contending." We are pleased to announce that these messages have been published in a booklet.

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Herescope readers who loved the series will be happy to know that they can now order this in a printed booklet format - for only $3.00 per copy! Order your copies at the Discernment Products Page (Books) HERE, or by phoning 903-567-6423.

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