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March 25

—Isaiah 53:7/Matt. 26:62, 63 Silent When Accused

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 Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Matt. 26:62-65 (NKJV)

And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?”

But Jesus kept silent.

And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”

Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy!

Jesus was not going to answer the high priest and, in fact, does not answer him until the religious leader makes it an oath to God. Even then the high priest does not believe Him!

APPLICATION: Know when to speak and when to keep silent. Some questions need no comment. This is a lesson I STILL have not learned! Also, know that this world will not accept me or God’s Word unless the heart is ready to do so.  Some folks will never choose Christ! How sad!

March 23

download.pngYea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. Psalm 41:9

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. Mark 14:10

And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. Luke 22:47

Even though this lesson is focusing on the prophecies, the substance of the scripture stops me in my tracks.  Have you ever been betrayed by someone you loved dearly? I suppose we all have. It’s such a hurtful thing. Our hearts are grieved in places where nothing else can touch. Heartsick.

Oh, how thankful I am that my closest Friend will NEVER betray me! That thought alone can salve the wound of loving betrayal.

APPLICATION: Father, may I never be the cause of such grief to Your heart!

The Extinction of Humans

Angel of Light half coverI stared at the photo of an asteroid the size of the moon smashing into the earth and listened as I watched the face with dark-rimmed glasses talk about the extinction of humans—an interesting page for two high school students to check out, when their class project was finished.

After asking them a few questions, I said, “Well, I’m glad that I know that the earth has at least 1,007 more years before it is destroyed,” and started to walk away.

“Wait a minute,” the one student called.  “Why such an odd number?”

After I told him that I believed the Bible, which has a 100% accuracy track record in regards to its predictions or prophecies coming true, I went on to tell them that I trusted It to be true about future prophecies as well.

“I’m an atheist,” was the response, and my words were dismissed.

Whenever I spend any amount of time in the public schools, my heart is overwhelmed with a burden for our students.  So many of them know nothing about Jesus Christ, except to use His precious name as a curse word, and they do not want to know.  They confidently express their “anti-God” opinions, and I wonder if I am having any effect at all on their lives—just another reason for the Strong Delusion trilogy.

Do you have a burden for the lost?  Do you wonder about what life will be like for those who enter into the Tribulation period?  Or are you like me, who for years held the attitude of unconcern.  “I’ll be gone, so who cares?”  I’m ashamed to admit it, but that was my thought!  Writing this trilogy has opened my eyes to truths that I had never considered and it has increased my burden for the lost.

I hope you will take a moment to consider reading A Moment in Time and Angel of Light.  My prayer is that it will not only be an exciting book to read, but will also be a challenge to you as well. Or perhaps you have a teen for whom you are burdened.  I was thrilled when a grandmother recently told me the following:

After I read A Moment in Time, I bought four more books—one for each of my granddaughters.  They need to read it!

That’s just one reason for the Strong Delusion trilogy.  I pray that these books can change lives!

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18