The Day of the Lord (Joel 1:15)

“Alas for that day! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.” (Joel 1:15)

What do you imagine the end of the world will look like? Many movies depict end-time events like massive earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, fire falling from the sky, nuclear explosions, alien invasions, and zombie apocalypses. As terrifying as the movies make these events seem, the reality of what’s to come for those who are not in right-standing with the Lord, will make all of these seem like taking a stroll down Sesame Street. (more…)

Held Down (Hosea 5:4)

“Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord.” (Hosea 5:4)

Sin is a terrible thing. It is rebellion against God and His statutes, it disrupts His original design for creation causing pain, anguish, and turmoil, and its penalty is death- not only physical, but spiritual. (more…)