Daily Devotional – 2016 New Year

What will this year bring to America? We still live in the greatest country in the world. If it were not so then why are so many people trying to get here. But, what about our future, and what will the decisions made in the past bring this year? What will the decisions that are in the making bring on America and her citizens in the near future?


The Lord called me to be a watchman and I have brought out what I see coming. I have told everyone for the last 2 years – to be prepared; not to be fearful but to look at each occurrence as an opportunity to take advantage of.


When I say to people that we need to be prepared they seem to jump to the idea of hiding out with water, food, and guns. This is not what I mean, although a somewhat good idea. What I mean by being prepared is first and foremost being right with God and learning to listen to His voice only. Then by watching what is happening around us and asking God to show us each our own open door of opportunity. We know what is coming because it is written about throughout the Word of God, especially in the book of Revelation where we are told by the Lord that in reading this book – we will be blessed. We will be blessed by God showing us how to be prepared for what is coming.


If you have not started, I urge you to start today reading the Word of God day after day, believing what is written and then trusting God at His Word. We must understand that our future is not of this world but of His glorious Kingdom of which there will be no end. We are told in God’s Word that God’s Spirit will raise us up to be with the Lord and to reign with Him when He returns. So, to cling to this world will only bring fear and great loss. We may lose things, family members and maybe our own physical life, but if I am not worried about this life and trying to hold on to it, then I will be able to see clearly how I should think and act the way God wants me to.


Let me ask you these questions and how you answer should reveal where your mind (and heart) is. What will you do if everything to be taken from you? What will you do if your children are taken from your home? What will you do if they say you are not mentally stable and must be put away because of your faith in Jesus Christ? What will you do if your family is slaughtered in front of you? What choices will you make when your earthly life is determined by what you say next?


Because of what the Lord has laid on my heart for His children, throughout the year 2016 I am going to re-post every Sunday morning all of the words the Lord has given me for the last two years about what is coming that we need to be prepared for. I have mixed emotions about this. I’m excited, nervous, and concerned. I’m very concerned because I am a father and a grandfather and I don’t want any of my loved ones to face what I believe is coming that my children and grandchildren will live through. I pray that they will be men and women who truly know the Lord, and who are ready to stand in obedience to God with courage and hope in God’s promises no matter what happens.


The Lord showed me this Christmas season that one day we will walk as a family to the throne of our Father, and stand in His court to receive all that He has promised His children.


“And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new!’ And then he said to me, ‘Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.’ And he also said, ‘It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:5-7

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