The Daily Nugget
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Our verse today is taken from the beginning of the book of the Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. “Revelation” means (the revealing of). The book of Revelation is the unveiling of the end of time as we know it. The time clock of eternal judgment is ticking down. The signs of the end are plainly before our eyes. One day soon the saved by grace will be transformed into glorified bodies and in the twinkling of an eye will be transported into the throne room of Glory. A time of literal chaos will take place here on earth for those that have rejected Jesus Christ’s blood atonement. Then the Anti-Christ will come forth on the scene and be accepted as the world leader of peace and prosperity. A time of what appears to be great peace will take place and then judgment will cover this earth like a disease infected blanket. Misery like man has never experienced will be upon this earth for several years. Well, we could go on preaching right here about the dreadful times ahead for the lost, but let’s look at our text verse. Verse 3 reminds us of the importance of our need to study the Word of God as we enter these last days here on earth. It is vital that we study and comprehend the Word. As we remain here until our leaving out, we will be faced with much temptation and testings. Sin is rampant and can be contagious if we do not use the Word of God to guard ourselves. God has preserved the eternal Word for our benefit and protection. Do you ever wonder what these days will unveil? As we see the fault lines in our government, our churches, our schools, our homes and even ourselves, it proves that the rapture is near. We have the play book in hand my friend! It’s all written down. What’s next?? Look at the book! It’s in there. We can be prepared if we are willing to look in the book. Amen.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
Society offers many gods. Even America, the country founded upon the truths of God’s Word, is overwhelmed with cults, antichrist religions and mega manmade monsters. But I must remind our country that the real truth has been preached and revealed for many, many generations. Those who are blinded by Satan and have chose to follow a fake god will stand in the judgment without excuse. Regardless of the strong deception among us in this day, God is still GOD. He is the Lord Jehovah. He is King Almighty. He is the Great Sovereign Creator. The Lord Jesus Christ alone is the only Saviour of the sin doomed soul of mankind. Dear friends, if you are a born again child of God then you are of the most fortunate of this generation. We have a faithful Lord. He protects us, empowers us and positions us in His eternal will. His sovereign eye is ever upon us. He protects us from the detours of evil and the dangers that push us outside His will. He empowers us in the weakness of our flesh. When we are weak He is our strength. He empowers us to carry out the works of His set will. The Lord positions us at the right place and at the right time that His miraculous works might be completed. Notice our verse for today. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Whoa! What a God! He knows all. He not only knows all about today, but He knew about today before this earth was formed in the creation. Nothing… nothing catches our God off guard. He directs, detours, detects, and determines every moment of every day… even Today. Oh friend, He is worthy to be praised as the King, Lord and God of all the span of creation. Amen.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Life offers many questions. The need of answers is vital to us who desire to live and walk in the Lord’s will. Our verse gives us assurance that every single question and need of knowledge is provided to us free of charge. We don’t have to hire professional human assistance to get these answers. We don’t have to earn a college degree to acquire this needed knowledge. To have these two things will give us understanding of many things. So where and how can we acquire these great answers to life’s questions? Our text assures us that the Lord provides these vital needs. But where? In His Word. Yes, the scriptures contain the wisdom, knowledge and understanding we need so desperately in order to walk in His will. Notice that He “giveth” this wisdom and knowledge. This means He provides it to us constant and habitually. It’s always available. We don’t have to wait on it or order it. It is ever available for the taking… in God’s Word. Our word “wisdom” here means to have skill at godly living. This is an asset that all Christians should desire. Our word “knowledge” means to have the knowing through experience. My friend, every life experience can be found to express the knowledge of God in His Word. “Understanding” here simply means discernment. This is a spiritual comprehension. You see, spiritual comprehension is a must in order for us to comprehend the Word of God. We can only get this knowledge and wisdom from the Word if we understand the Word. Many have reverted to books of man and even altered Bibles in hopes to understand God’s instructions. Dear friend, God given instructions are only comprehended by the saved. Only the saved have spiritual discernment. And might I say, we still will not be a know it all person. The Lord reveals more comprehension with spiritual maturity. He may show us something this week that we have never seen before. Next week He may even reveal more and next year even more. He reveals more truth to us as we mature in His grace. I encourage you to first make sure you are saved. Then and only then can you submit to the Lord through prayer and study that will bring the Lord’s wisdom and knowledge and then you may have understanding. Amen.