Greetings once again in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus! We continue to rejoice in the Lord’s goodness and grace. He is on the throne!
Conditions in the world continue to get worse and worse. It should not surprise believers. We have been warned about the end of the age and we see things unfolding all around us every day.
The current world order is being systematically torn down and we know who is behind it. Satan is angry because he knows his time is short. We have been enduring the virus pandemic and the economic upheavals it has caused. Now we are watching a brutal war in the Ukraine. Surely it is a time in which we need to lift up our heads knowing our redemption is drawing nearer every day.
We have recently seen a number of the saints among us called home to be with the Lord. We rejoice with them that their race has been run. The gatherings to remember them have been attended with praise and rejoicing. We miss them but rejoice in the hope we have in the Lord. We will see them again. Soon.
Recently, a book I wrote a number of years was brought to my attention. The book is, “Examine Yourselves.” It is based on Paul’s exhortation in 2 Cor. 13:5 and concerns the need of professing believers to be certain of their standing with the Lord.
Remember the words of Jesus in Matt. 7 where he speaks of the fact that many will be shocked at the end of the way that they are rejected as “evildoers.” How can we know?
Most of the book is devoted to answering that question from scripture but the last three chapters concern the gospel itself. So many things are called “the gospel” in our day. But how much of what is proclaimed and professed in Christian “religion” is the real thing?
I felt it would be profitable to print the first two of those last three chapters. Our desire is to proclaim the truth and to encourage genuine brothers and sisters to have a genuine spiritual rest based on truth and a very personal relationship with the Lord.
I hope you will prayerfully read and also share with others the truths involved. No one is more interested in people coming to genuine faith and salvation than the Lord Himself. After all, He died to make it possible!
Lord willing, we are planning to have a convention here in Southern Pines, North Carolina, June 22-25. Due to various circumstances I am aware than not everyone will be able to be here personally but we hope that those who are able will, indeed, join us. We both need and desire to hear whatever the Lord wants to share with us. How we need to have ears tuned to hear His voice in this hour!
Our assemblies continue to meet as we are able as well as including some unable to attend through Zoom. We continue to enjoy the Lord’s presence and blessing regardless of the form. However we are able to gather, the thing that matters is the Lord’s presence. He reigns, and we know how the story ends!
Till next time may God’s rich blessings be yours.
Your brother in Christ,