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January-February-March 2015

Rainbow Divider

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People Who Know Their God

by Phil Enlow

God’s Last Move

by C. Parker Thomas

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Editor's Letter

Dear Saints,

Greetings to all in the wonderful name of Jesus! I trust this issue finds you spiritually alert and looking to the Lord. He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. At the same time we are exhorted to be awake and sober (1 Thess. 5:6).

Unless you are living in a cave you are aware that the chaos and uncertainty of this present world is growing by the hour. God does not want His people to live in fear but He also doesn’t want us to live with the fantasy that everything will continue as it is. That’s not the world we live in.

Such a time came in Daniel’s time, recorded for us in Daniel 5. God had revealed Himself mightily to Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon’s greatest king. However, at this time Belshazzar reigned and from the events of Daniel 5 it is easy to see that both Daniel and his God had been largely forgotten.

Belshazzar had arranged a great banquet. During the banquet he and his nobles drank wine from the vessels taken from God’s temple in Jerusalem and as they drank they praised their heathen gods. Babylonian society had sunk to a new low of pride, complacency and contempt for the one true God.

Kind of sounds like America. In spite of her many faults God has greatly blessed America but as a nation we have turned away and are running as fast as we can away from God. The terrorist attack of Sept. 11 shook us for awhile, but the descent into darkness has not only resumed but grown much faster.

In the middle of Belshazzar’s drunken feast they suddenly saw a disembodied human hand writing on the wall. Belshazzar was terrified and promised riches and power to anyone able to interpret the writing. No one was able. At this time Daniel was evidently not part of the current power structure but somebody remembered him, so he was called in. The message was in Hebrew and was a message of imminent judgment. That very night the kingdom fell to the Medes and Persians.

How long does America have? How long will the current world order stand? I don’t know, but as they say, “The handwriting is on the wall.”

My mind was recently drawn again to a subject I had preached on awhile back and the burden I felt is expressed in the lead article, “People Who Know Their God.” It is our nature to desire security and comfort and America has provided plenty of that – along with an unhealthy dose of complacency. I sense more and more that God wants to get His people ready for the unfolding of events that are on our doorstep.

My mind also went back to an old article by Bro. Thomas entitled, “God’s Last Move.” The focus in his article concerned the fact that while the end of the age will be full of trouble, yet God is still at work and will use that very time of trouble to finish what He is doing in the earth.

Although very different, both articles share the same burden, that God’s people have a vision beyond mere survival, but rather of being instruments that God can use at such a time.

Till next time may God’s rich blessings be yours.

Your brother in Christ,
Phil Enlow