It's a pleasure to experience the cool, crisp autumn air that has arrived to replace the stifling heat and humidity of the summer...
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy:
for Thou hast considered my trouble;
Thou hast known my soul in adversities.
There are days when it seems as if Satan is working overtime, like when I find myself going through all kinds of adversities...
Thou therefore endure hardness as
a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 2:3
The apostle Paul admonished and encouraged his beloved son, Timothy to be strong in the grace of Jesus Christ. He charged this young pastor in training to be prepared to endure much hardship in his service to heaven...
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
This morning, after I got up from my bunk and brushed my teeth, washed my face, got dressed and put water in my small electric heater pot so that I could have a cup of tea, I went to my little window and stood gazing at the sky and the fields beyond the prison's stone walls...
With all the natural disasters and calamities that are happening in the world, in addition to the famines, diseases, earthquakes, and the endless rumblings and rumors of wars, aren't these things exactly what Jesus told His disciples about when He was here on earth?
If My people, which are called by My name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:14
Today is the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States of America which occurred on September 11, 2001...
For what is man profited if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?
With another September 11th anniversary approaching my mood has been somber...
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things
which are written may be fulfilled.
Last night, as I was sitting in the darkness of my cell, and as I was deep in prayer, I believe the Lord reminded me that the world system, as we know it, is drawing to a close...