Birth of A Nation

To the victors go the spoils was never more true than following World War 1. In fact, the spoils were divided up well before the outcome of WW1 was even known. In a secret meeting held in 1916, Great Britain and France met and forged the Sykes-Picot Agreement dividing up the then Ottoman Empire (whatContinue reading “Birth of A Nation”

The Beginnings of Modern Israel

How, after 1800 years of the disbursement of Jews all over the world, did that re-birth come to be? The short answer, of course, is God willed it. Pretty much nothing happened in the land formerly known as Israel until about 1850. Authors Herman Melville (Moby Dick) in 1857 and Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer) inContinue reading “The Beginnings of Modern Israel”

Israel, My Beloved

Long before ‘putting pen to paper’ I am thinking about the next blog topics and seeking God’s direction. I knew that I was supposed to continue writing about Israel but wasn’t sure what, specifically, to address. “What should I say in the next Israel blog?” I inquired of the Lord. “Israel, My beloved” was theContinue reading “Israel, My Beloved”

True or Wishful Thinking?

This is a Thinking Out Loud blog. My husband, Mike Kearns, asked me one time, “Do you think people are basically good or basically evil?” Without considering I responded, “Basically good.” “Why,” he asked, “do you think so?” “Because,” I answered, “I want it to be true.” This is not the blog I planned toContinue reading “True or Wishful Thinking?”

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

Until she died a few years ago, I was privileged to be in a Bible study led by Rene Judkins, a Biblically grounded woman of God. She would refer to the concept of the “slippery slope,” meaning that once a person or a society starts with and condones a small, morally wrong attitude or action,Continue reading “Sliding Down the Slippery Slope”

Flyover-level Zoom Towards the Second Coming Pt 2

Overarching the entire Tribulation period is the “unholy trinity” – Satan, the antichrist and the false prophet. Satan has always wanted to be God; to be worshipped by everyone as God. (Is 14:13) But Satan is the antithesis of God. God is the creator while Satan is the destroyer; God is love, Satan is hate;Continue reading “Flyover-level Zoom Towards the Second Coming Pt 2”

Flyover-level Zoom Towards the Second Coming Pt 1

Since we are still here and not Raptured (is that a word?) out of here, the only option we are left with is the road through the end times; that road goes through the Tribulation and comes to an abrupt end with Jesus’ Second Coming. Here’s what seems to happen during the final seven years,Continue reading “Flyover-level Zoom Towards the Second Coming Pt 1”

Rapture Timing

Looking For The Rapture Of the eight things we are watching for, the Rapture is the only one left that can actually be accomplished just like that…bam! Whish! Gone! No specific warning signs or pre-conditions required. From a scriptural point of view it could have happened 1000 years ago, or 100; it could happen today.Continue reading “Rapture Timing”