Following Jesus…Those Who Know the Truth in the Final Days…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Abba (Pages 26-29)

READ Isaiah 66:1-2. Thus says the Lord, Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being, declares the Lord. But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trem- bles at My word (NASB).

READ Matthew 11:27-30. All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and

no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

A s we consider our own homes, we ought to create a habitat and atmosphere that is worthy of God. For where we create peace, there God will be. For those in tune with God,  churches have often not been a place where highly sensitive individuals could find peace…that is why the letters to the Seven Churches were written in Revelation, which apply to congregations today…Pastors must often feel very frustrated with their congregations, for they are often not hearing what is being communicated from a higher realm…However, your home is your true Sanctuary…it is intended to be full of peace, wisdom, and protection..God adores that comfort and gentleness. God is vengeful upon His enemies, but to His people He is all love. Maintaining a brilliant and contrite spirit is what pleases God. He casts His spirit upon us and redeems us. For the Son knows the Father and the Father knows the Son, but to only those chosen will the Son and the Father be revealed. It is our job to seek God through His word, for He is the author of the past, the present, and the future. We do not want to be in the darkness, not knowing the Son or the Father. We are to be sons and daughters of light, the true light which comes from God above in Heaven.

Truth Revealed  By God

 Chapter: Lion of The Tribe Of Judah (Pages 30-33…)

READ Luke 21:8-13. He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah, and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them. And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.” Then he added, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven. But before all this occurs, there will be a great time of persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

If we look closely at the current situation in the world, we see that much of what Jesus prophesied has already come to pass. The main thing to pay attention to in this time is spiritual persecution and battles in heavenly realms. We are to be fully aware of our actions and our words. Do not be lead astray or into traps by the opposition. Be sober minded, full of clarity and focus. God will take control of all things that have been created in order to justify His people. The chosen, who have seen both the Son and the Father, will be called to be branches of the tree of life. The tree of life is the body of Christ. Be careful not to allow yourself to be put into precarious situations. Steer away from trouble and immorality. Do not hesitate to tell the truth of God and His Son. The Holy Spirit will be your redemption. You will be kept safe under the wings of angels during tough times. Be not afraid, but in all things be true to yourself. Trust in God and in the salvation which has been gifted to His Son…

The Great Counselor

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: All In All {Pages (38)-42}

READ John 1:2-5. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came in being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it(NASB).

READ Colossians 1:13-15. For he delivered us from the domain of darkness, and trans- ferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation (NASB).

 

READ Ephesians 4:5-6. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all (NASB).

READ Romans 11:34-36. FOR WHO HAS KNOW THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? OR WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen (NASB).

READ Isaiah 11:4-6. But with righteous- ness He will judge the poor, and decide with

fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Also, righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist. And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the kid, and the calf with the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

A s we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is in all and through all, we are brought into a new light of understanding that we all have a role to fill in the grand plan that God has put together in which all of those who believe will be transferred into His kingdom. For from him and through Him and to Him are all things (Romans 11..). This is one of the most powerful pieces of scripture that we can read throughout the entire Bible. All things came into being through His Son whom He sent into the world. He became fully human

 

and committed no sin. He was perfect unto the point of death on a cross. To Him we give the honor and glory, in order that we are rewarded with His knowledge of how to live according to the Father. He is in all, meaning that He is omnipresent. He is the spirit that dwells inside of us, where we get the feeling of clarity and peace. His spirit is different than any other, meaning that His spirit takes away all of the evil desire and hostility of mind. Being gentle and humble are qualities of God’s spirit. Remember, that during a time of spiritual persecution, God’s spirit overcomes all by us seeking Him through His word and in prayer, especially by us walking the path that He has set out before us, or to follow the straight and narrow path that leads to salvation.

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Blessed and Holy Ruler {Pages 79-(82)…}

READ 1 Corinthians 6:14-18. Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a harlot is one body with her? For He says, “THE TWO WILL BECOME ONE FLESH.” But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body (NASB).

 

READ Ephesians 5:25-27. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

I believe that respecting the relationship that we are in, specifically marriage, is crucial to honoring God. It is important for both parties to be on the same page and to carry that example out into the world. Do not be concerned about material things, but be con- cerned about the family that God has blessed you with. If you seek God and include Him in your work, everything will work out for you in one way or another. Marriage is work and it is not always easy, but by asking the Holy Spirit to intervene, God can help you to overcome all obstacles and problems that you might face. In the union of marriage, we

give our entire self to one another. This specifically pertains to mind, body, and spirit. Your body is a temple and a dwelling place for God.

 

We are not to destroy our bodies, but instead we are to build ourselves up into strong foundations. Trust is the key to a strong relationship. Without trust, nothing else works. It is important to be fruitful and to be honorable as well as respectful to your spouse. Remain pure and focus on positivity, rather than immorality and negativity. Using the word (which is also recognized to God as prayer) to wash us from our sin is what God desires for us in order that we may be glorified as one church under God.

The Powers of Heaven

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Redeemer (Pages 103-108…)

 

READ Psalm 19:1-8

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run

a race. His going forth is from the end of heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. (Concordance Bible)

DEVOTIONAL

(Key To Understanding) “The voice of God is one that is heard throughout the entire world!”

The voice that we have to guide us is one that we find in our meditation and while reading the Word of God. By quietly meditating, we are able to hear God and be filled with His spirit. The revelations that come from God are sometimes very quiet. This is part of understanding God. In most cases throughout history, God’s voice has been very quiet and most of His revelations have been in secret. This has happened up until the point of the Son of God coming to boldly reveal the truth. This boldness may come through writing and battles in heavenly realms. (For the Angels of God understand in full…) He will make known to all the truth of the Son of God. The power of God is for his voice to be heard unto the ends of the Earth and throughout all of the heavens. Just by speaking, God will transform the world. The transformation that we are looking for is going to happen when all prophecy has been fulfilled. The circuit that God works is one that goes out into all of the Earth. His work echoes for all to hear and experience. The basic premise of God is to make the simple wise and full of grace and truth, for the simple are some of the most godly people.

 

God is simple and wise in his ways. He does not intend to make things complicated or confusing. God is full of discernment. Running the race for the heart of the Lord is what life is all about, and will help you recognize where the true battles are fought. This is how it is in our present world.

Matthew 13:43: “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Concordance Bible)

We should live our lives shining forth as the righteous. The sun (Righteous), again, plays a very significant role in understanding the brilliance of God and the Son of God.

 

Matthew 13:44-45:

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all that he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. (Concordance Bible)

If you were to discover the kingdom of heaven, wouldn’t you want to move to where you found it? In the end of days, many who are seeking God will find the kingdom of heaven. The powers of the kingdom of heaven will be what control the world. The battles in heavenly realms will be where the true battle is fought and where we should understand the controlling force to be. Remember the powers of the heavens will be shaken, but the Son of God will stand and overcome all adversity. Do not be afraid. Be full of confidence that God will fulfill His purpose and reconcile His people.

Increased Security

Counter-Terrorism Security Advisors 

American Investigative Services has several prominent law enforcement supervisors on staff as consultants. These command level officers bring to AIS the skills and experience necessary to effectively manage and control a variety of security-related projects, and the ability to act as liaison between local, state, and federal officials and the private sector. Our security consultants continue to attend educational seminars to enhance their already formidable skills in Counter-Terrorism, HazMat Operations, Drug Intervention, and Emergency Response, and have received numerous awards for their outstanding achievements.

Key Reference: Revelation 21:5…

U.S. DOT Hazmat Training Requirements

Quick Tips #158 

Background

Congress gives The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) the authority to issue regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate and foreign commerce. This authority was granted in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA), first adopted in 1974 and amended in November, 1990, as the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA).

In response to this mandate, the U.S. DOT has built up a body of rules called the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). These regulations are maintained by the Research and Special Projects Administration (RSPA).

HMRs are contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 171–180. Each numbered part deals with a single subject and is then divided into subsections, as follows:

Part 171: Includes definitions, reporting requirements, reference materials and procedural requirements. 
Part 172: Includes the Hazardous Materials Table and hazard communication requirements. 
Part 173: Contains the hazard class definitions for classifying materials, lists DOT packagings authorized for specific materials and references the appropriate sections of Part 178 when DOT specification packagings are required. 
Part 174: Transportation by rail car. 
Part 175: Transportation by aircraft. 
Part 176: Transportation by vessel. 
Part 177:Transportation by motor vehicles. 
Part 178: Contains specifications for a wide variety of approved packagings. 
Part 179: Specifications for tank cars. 
Part 180: Requirements for continuing qualification and maintenance of packagings.

In a notice published at 57 Fed. Reg. 20953 (15 May 1992) the U.S. DOT established new training requirements for hazmat employees by creating a new Subpart H Training (49 CFR 172.700 – .704). The initial proposal was assigned a Docket Number of HM-126F Training for Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials program.

Definitions

Training, as defined in Subpart H, means a systematic program that ensures a hazmat employee:

  • Is familiar with the general provisions of the HMR 
  • Is able to recognize and identify hazardous materials 
  • Has knowledge of specific requirements of the HMRs applicable to the functions performed by the employee
  • Has knowledge of emergency response information, self-protection measures and accident prevention methods and procedures

A hazmat employee is a person who is employed by a hazmat employer and who, in the course of employment, directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety.

A hazmat employer is a person (including a business or organization) that uses one or more of its employees in connection with:

  • Transporting hazardous materials in commerce
  • Causing hazardous materials to be transported or shipped in commerce
  • Representing, reconditioning, marking, testing, certifying, repairing, selling, modifying or offering containers, drums or packagings to qualify them for use in the transportation of hazardous materials 

General Training Requirements

Each hazmat employee must receive initial and recurrent training that includes:

  • General awareness/familiarization training 
  • Function-specific training
  • Safety training
  • Security awareness training
  • In-depth security training
  • Testing

General awareness/familiarization training is designed to provide familiarity with DOT regulations for shippers, transporters and manufacturers and to enable the employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials consistent with the hazard communication standards of the DOT regulations.

Function-specific training relates to the requirements of DOT regulations for shippers, transporters and manufacturers that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.

Safety training must cover:

  • Emergency response information required by 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart G Emergency Response Information
  • Measures to protect the individual employee from the hazards associated with hazardous materials to which he or she may be exposed in the work place. Specific measures the hazmat employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure must be included
  • Methods and procedures for avoiding accidents, such as the proper procedures for handling packages containing hazardous materials

Each employer must test each of it’s hazmat employees by appropriate means.

Initial and Recurrent Training

A new hazmat employee or a hazmat employee who changes job functions must complete training requirements for the new job function(s) within 90 days. However, the employee may perform new hazardous materials job functions prior to the completion of training, provided the employee performs those functions under the supervision of a properly trained and knowledgeable hazmat employee.

Hazmat employees must receive the required training at least once every three years.

Class C Driver’s License and Endorsements Needed for a CDL Class C License

All Candidates for the Class C CDL license must complete the following requirements:

  • You must pass a General Knowledge exam. This is required for any type of CDL license.
  • You must pass the Pre-trip inspection.
  • You must pass the Passenger Transport test (if transporting more than 15 people, including the driver).
  • You must pass the HazMat test (if you are transporting hazardous materials).

The federal law mandates that each state issue a CDL to drivers according to certain classifications. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has designated the following classes:

  • Class A License – Any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Class B License – Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  • Class C License – Any single vehicle, or combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of Class A or Class B, but is either designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, or is placarded for hazardous materials.

CDL Restrictions

A restriction placed on your commercial driver’s license may keep you from operating certain types of vehicles.

Common federal CDL restriction codes are listed below:

  • E Restriction: Prohibits you from operating vehicles with a manual transmission.
    • Occurs when you take your skills test in a CMV with automatic transmission.
  • L Restriction: Prohibits operation of a vehicle containing afull air brake system.
    • Occurs if you:
      • Fail the Air Brakes Knowledge Test.
      • Incorrectly identify air brake system components.
      • Fail to properly conduct an air brakes system check.
      • Take the road skill test in a CMV lacking a full air brake system.
  • Z Restriction: Also prohibits you from driving a CMV with full air brakes.
    • Occurs if you tested in a vehicle with an air over hydraulic brake system.
  • M Restriction: Restricts you to operating a Class B or C passenger vehicle/school bus ONLY.
    • Occurs if you possess a Class A CDL, but earned your passenger/school bus endorsement driving a Class B vehicle.
  • N Restriction: Restricts you to operating a Class C passenger vehicle/school bus ONLY.
    • Occurs when you possess a Class B CDL, but earned your passenger/school bus endorsement driving a Class C vehicle.
  • Restriction: Prohibits you from driving any Class A vehicle that has a fifth wheel connection.
    • Occurs when you take your skills test in a CMV that has a non-fifth wheel connection, such as a pintle hook.
  • V Restriction: Indicates that a medical variance has been reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
    • This may occur, for instance, if you have a vision or diabetic waiver issued by the FMCSA.

(Key Point: Restrictions- NONE)

Summary: S.1952 — 112th Congress (2011-2012) All Bill Information (Except Text)

 Shown Here:

Reported to Senate without amendment (04/25/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act of 2011 [sic] – (Sec. 5) Requires states or Indian tribes receiving grants to train emergency responders to hazardous material (hazmat) transportation accidents to make certain certifications to the Secretary of Transportation (DOT). 

(Sec. 6) Authorizes the Secretary to conduct pilot projects (including at least one in a rural area) to evaluate the feasibility of using paperless hazard communications systems. 

(Sec. 7) Authorizes the Secretary to assess and review the methods used by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for collecting, analyzing, and reporting accidents and incidents involving hazmat transportation. Requires the Secretary to develop an action plan and timeline for improving the collection, analysis, reporting, and use of data by PHMSA.

(Sec. 8) Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations establishing uniform procedures among facilities for the safe loading and unloading of hazmat on and off tank cars and cargo tank trucks.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes the Secretary to develop and implement a hazmat technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program to: (1) reduce risks associated with hazmat transportation; and (2) identify and evaluate new technologies for safe, secure, and efficient hazmat transportation.

(Sec. 10) Directs the Secretary to establish a multimodal hazmat enforcement training program for government hazmat inspectors and investigators.

(Sec. 11) Requires a designated officer, employee, or agent of the Secretary to provide reasonable notice to an affected offeror, carrier, packaging manufacturer or tester, or other person responsible for the package containing hazmat of: (1) the decision to exercise inspection and investigation authority, (2) any findings made, and (3) any actions being taken as a result of a finding of noncompliance.

Requires regulations for inspections and investigations to address: (1) the safe and expeditious resumption of transportation of perishable hazardous material, including radio pharmaceuticals and other medical products, that may require timely delivery due to life-threatening situations; (2) the means by which noncompliant packages presenting an imminent hazard are placed out-of-service until the condition is corrected; (3) the means by which noncompliant packages that do not present a hazard are moved to their final destination; (4) appropriate training and equipment for inspectors; and (5) the proper closure of packaging.

(Sec. 12) Increases the civil penalties for: (1) knowing violations of a hazmat transportation regulation, order, special permit, or approval; and (2) violations that result in death, serious illness, or injury or substantial destruction of property.

Authorizes the Secretary to impose a civil penalty on persons who obstruct or prevent an inspection or investigation regarding hazmat transportation. Prohibits a person who has failed to pay an assessed civil penalty for noncompliance with a hazmat transportation regulation or order from conducting hazmat transportation.

Key Reference: (Sec. 14) Revises requirements for the issuance of special permits, approvals, and exclusions. 

(Sec. 15) Requires states to submit certain information to the Secretary biennially regarding their currently effective hazmat highway route designations.

(Sec. 16) Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for FY2012 and FY2013. Authorizes the Secretary to make certain expenditures from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Fund, in particular for hazmat training grants.

Cool examples of USSS emergency vehicles…seeSecret Service Vehicle

Summary: S.1750 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

 
 Shown Here:

Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (08/01/2002)

Hazmat Endorsement Requirements Act – Amends the Federal transportation code, as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act, with respect to hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation. Requires States to: (1) implement a program of background records checks for operators of commercial motor vehicles transporting a hazardous material; and (2) deny a hazmat endorsement for the license of any otherwise qualified commercial driver unless the Secretary of Transportation has determined that the individual does not pose a security risk warranting such denial.(Sec. 2) Prohibits denial of a hazmat endorsement for an otherwise qualified individual unless within ten years before application for a background investigation the individual was convicted (or found not guilty by reason of insanity) of one or more specified criminal offenses, or acts for which the individual may be denied admission to, or removed from, the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Allows the Secretary of Transportation to consider mitigating circumstances from which it may be reasonably concluded that the individual does not pose a security risk warranting denial of endorsement.

Requires the Attorney General, upon a State’s request, to conduct a background records check and, if appropriate, take criminal enforcement action required by any information developed in the course of the check. Specifies the contents of any such check.

Denials availability to the public under the Freedom of Information Act of any information the Attorney General or the Secretary obtain in the course of a check. Requires the Secretary to maintain confidentiality about such information.

Permits the Secretary to waive State compliance with the requirement of prior background checks before renewing an endorsement or license to the extent necessary to avoid the interruption of service by a license holder while a background check is being completed, unless such interruption is due to the license holder’s failure to: (1) comply with renewal requirements; or (2) furnish necessary documentation in a timely manner.

(Sec. 3) Prohibits individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle transporting hazardous materials without a proper hazmat endorsement or license issued by a State, Canada, or Mexico after a background check meeting the requirements of this Act.

(Sec. 4) Prescribes criminal penalties for the fraudulent issuance, renewal, upgrade, or transfer of a commercial driver’s license or endorsement, or the attempt to commit any such offenses.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary to assess and report to specified congressional committees on the security risks associated with motor carrier transportation and develop prioritized recommendations for improving the security of hazmat shipments by motor carriers, among other things.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Secretary to research and test the feasibility, costs, and benefits of requiring motor carriers transporting certain hazardous materials to install ignition or engine locking devices, silent alarms, satellite technology, or other mechanisms to increase security. Authorizes a pilot program to assess such devices.

Sorcery and Darkness Vs The Son of God

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Root Of David (Pages 126…-130)

 

READ Ephesians 6:11-19:

Put on the whole armor of God, the ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast- plate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Holy Bible-Concordance)

 

READ 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17:

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by which the word of the Lord, that we which remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not pre- vent them which are asleep. For the Lord him- self shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (Holy Bible-Concordance)

 

DEVOTIONAL

In the time of tribulation, there will be an abundance of persecution unto the people of God. It is key to put on the full armor of God so that you may not be deceived or overcome by your adversary, for the Devil creeps about looking to steal and destroy. The battle between God and Satan can be portrayed as Superman versus the worst criminal in the history of the world. This criminal has kryptonite that he attempts to inflict

upon the Son of God. This is the only weakness of Superman. But, just as it is written in Revelation, The Son of God, condemns Satan to an eternal doom. No one wants to be associated with Satan whatsoever. He is a master manipulator, liar, and illusionist. We have to be able to recognize Jesus. Remember that He was labeled as a criminal during His time here on Earth. Just think about what He had to overcome and understand in order to save the world. The truth is that there is no power left for Satan at the coming of The Son of God. The worst of the worst who have, in a sense, crucified Jesus will be judged and God will make His decision. Remember that God is Christ and Christ is God. The two are one and the same. They have the right to judge. The battle against the opposition exists in high places and in heavenly realms. Knowing what will happen to

them should terrify the rulers of the darkness of this world. The keys of death and Hades belong to God. There is no tolerance any longer for the spiritual wickedness at the coming of the Son of God. The only real hope that the world has will be in the Savior. He is all that Christians have to hold on to, but those who stand firm will inherit the kingdom of God. Just be sure to put your armor on and to be of sound judgment during this time. Jesus is the Son of David, the lion from the tribe of Judah. This simple truth must help those who are lost to find their way home.

The Revealing of Hearts

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Man Of Sorrows (Pages 46-50…)

 

READ Matthew 5:44-46: “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

READ Romans 10:8-13:

But what does it say? “The word is near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

 

READ Philippians 1:6:

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ {right up to the time of His return}, developing {that good work} and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

 

READ Ephesians 2:10:

For we are God’s (own) handiwork (His work- manship), recreated in Christ Jesus, {born anew} that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us {taking paths which He prepared ahead of time}, that we should walk in them {living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live}.

DEVOTIONAL

Knowing that we build strength through perseverance is the key to overcoming persecution. We are to be strongholds for one another—not tear each other down, but instead build each other up. However, when you find a brother or sister acting in ways that are not pleasing to God, you must point out where they can eliminate possibility for severe consequences. In the end, it is between you and God. We will answer for all that we have done on this earth and God will judge us according to our hearts and wills for His truth. It is important to know that with God all things are possible, but it is also important to know that there are two sides to God. God corrects those whom he loves, and He understands the invisible battle. The way that I look at it, who is one that attempts to destroy or confuse the Son Of Man, or ANY child of God? Life is a test. God allows for certain things to happen in order for hearts to be revealed. Symbolism is key to understanding God’s Word. Reading books on symbolism helps us to realize people’s motives. We should clothe ourselves with Godly images. Images can be defined many different ways and are very important in the Bible. If you remember anything, remember that God’s image is what we seek.