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The Sky is Falling: Is Jesus Christ's Return Imminent? by Pastor Larry Stockstill


 


There is huge energy behind the apocalyptic movement right now. With four blood moons, ISIS, and Iran’s nuclear deal there is a feeling of imminent disaster in the air.  How is a fellow to live? What should be our posture at a moment in history where it seems entirely possible Christ could return?

   I have developed a philosophy of the end-times that has kept me on track:

  1. Stay Ready (holiness) ⇒ Neither Jesus, Daniel, Paul, nor John gave us a definite moment when He would return. I think He did that on purpose so that we would have to stay ready! ⇒ The parable of the ten virgins shows us that you either “have your oil or you don’t.” The bridegroom came at midnight, a very odd time for a wedding! Jesus said that He would return “at an hour when we think not…”
     “Watch” was the only word He gave us. That means to keep your life pure, your relationships in order, your ministry in action and your joy full.
  1. Stay Busy (harvest)  Jesus said, “Blessed is that servant whom His master will find so doing when He comes” (Luke 12: 37). It’s HARVEST time right now when it is estimated that over one million souls EVERY WEEK are being born again around the world.  Never retire. You may change your pace but you cannot change your “race”! God has a track laid out before you and you must RUN until you reach the finish line. Lester Sumrall, the great apostle, crossed the Atlantic ocean three times in one month (in economy class)…when he was 84 years old.
     “Harvest” is a mentality, not a position. Every day I should ask the Lord, “Who can I save from an eternal hell today? Who can I sow a seed of love in today? Who can I turn from darkness to light today?” Five billion people on this planet don’t know Christ…37 lines that would stretch around the whole world at the equator. Stay busy!
  1. Stay Calm (hope) ⇒ Fear is rampant today. Should I cash out all my savings, sit on a pot of gold, and store up millennium food? Should I gather enough ammunition to stave off the U.S. army from my compound? Should I immigrate to some other country where it is “safe?” ⇒ STAY CALM. Jesus said, “When these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Paul said, “That you may not grieve as others who have no hope” (1 Thess 4: 13).
    ⇒ Yes, it is possible that the Antichrist himself is alive at this moment. Yes, it is possible that earth’s history will end in the next two decades (or two centuries). The important thing, however, is that I keep my eyes fixed on the eternal prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
     I personally do not believe man will colonize Mars (or Christ would return to two planets!). I do not believe Israel will be destroyed. I personally do not believe Christians will endure the wrath of God. I do not believe an errant asteroid will destroy all life on this planet.
Stay ready…stay busy…stay calm.

Would you care to comment on this question: “Based upon what you see happening in the world today, how do you now live your life?”

"...Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" -Revelation 22:20


ABOUT PASTOR LARRY STOCKSTILL:

Pastor Larry Stockstill is a pastor for over thirty years.  His church, Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is 52 years old and has been pastored by his father, himself, and now his son.


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Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway | WINNERS!

 

A blissful day, everyone! Thank you so much for joining my (first-ever) post-birthday giveaway! I am rushing off to our church for the preparation of our 21st anniversary on the 29th, so let me go straight to announcing the winners...

The winner of…

TobyMac’s This Is Not A Test Deluxe Edition is Madz Madaje:

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Hillsong Worship’s Open Heaven / River Wild CD is Justine Parcasio:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition is Divina Joy:

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Planetshakers’ #LetsGo CD+DVD is Richard Macalos:

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Please message me on Facebook with the following details:

Full Name
Complete Mailing Address
Mobile Number

For those who didn’t win, better luck next time! Bookmark my blog and follow my Facebook page to keep up to date of the latest in Christian music, events, giveaways, and other useful resources.

This giveaway has been sponsored by our ever-generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, from whom you may purchase the albums. Do you know that their Pre-Christmas Sale is just around the corner!?

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The Biggest Pre-Christmas Sale Ever | House of Praise


Something BIG is coming your way, and it is seriously the BIGGEST pre-Christmas SALE ever! So mark those calendars! This is happening on November 14 to 29! Details soon!

The BIGGEST Pre-Christmas Sale is happening beginning this weekend! Don't miss out! This may be your last chance to complete your collection!

House of Praise is also setting up a special day for you to shop on Friday (tomorrow). There is a sign-up sheet for this on the House of Praise page. It will be limited to 100 guests. Fill up form only if you are sure to go. Special discounts will be given on the first day.

EDIT: Friends can sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/yvprzOEDtD 

But please sign up ONLY when you are sure you are coming on the 13th. Slots will be taken and others won't get the chance if you sign up and then don't go.
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Post-Birthday Giveaway | sponsored by House of Praise

Last October 24 I turned 20, and for the past 20 years the Lord has been so faithful to me. I can’t thank Him enough for all the things that He has done in my life. I don’t know where would I be if not for His sufficient grace. All I know is He is more than enough for me. Now, without further ado, as you can see on the title of my today’s post, I have in here for you a post-birthday giveaway to celebrate life and the faithfulness of God in each one of us.


I am giving away a CD+DVD copy of Planetshakers’ #LetsGo to one blessed reader of my blog. It’s been almost two months since the release of this album, and I am telling you, not a day goes by without me listening to it! Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, #LetsGo is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.


To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below:


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But wait, there’s more! HOUSE OF PRAISE also sent me some copies of the latest releases on their stores including Hillsong Worship’s Open Heaven / River Wild, TobyMac’s This Is Not A Test Deluxe Edition, and WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition. In short, you have four giveaways to enter! If you are that lucky, you can win all four CDs!


To enter to the three other giveaways, click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post.



http://justdanyell.blogspot.com/2015/11/Wow-Hits-2016-Giveaway.html 

http://justdanyell.blogspot.com/2015/11/TobyMac-Giveaway.html


Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.

Thank you! :)
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CD Giveaway: TobyMac's This Is Not A Test [Deluxe Edition] | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway

I am giving away a Deluxe CD copy of TobyMac's newly-released album This Is Not A Test. Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, This Is Not A Test is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.

 


http://justdanyell.blogspot.com/2015/11/Marcs-Postbirthday-Giveaway.html

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CD Giveaway: WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway


I am giving away a Deluxe double CD copy of WOW Hits 2016! Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, WOW Hits 2016 Deluxe Edition is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.

 
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.



http://justdanyell.blogspot.com/2015/11/Hillsong-Worship-Giveaway.html




 
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CD Giveaway: Hillsong Worship's Open Heaven / River Wild | Marc's Post-Birthday Giveaway

I am giving away a CD copy of Hillsong Worship's newly-released live album Open Heaven / River Wild. Sponsored by our generous friends at HOUSE OF PRAISE, Open Heaven / River Wild is now available at their outlets in Panay Ave., SM North EDSA, Robinsons Galleria, Festival Mall, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, and at Worship Generation branches.

This giveaway is part of my post-birthday giveaway, and is open only to the residents of the Philippines.


To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter to the three other giveaways, just click on the pictures below and you will be automatically redirected to their respective post. Giveaway ends Wednesday next week (November 11) at 11:59 PM, Winners will be picked and announced Thursday.



http://justdanyell.blogspot.com/2015/11/Marcs-Postbirthday-Giveaway.html

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Jesus Is Lord Church San Ildefonso Chapter's 21st Anniversary


We invite you to celebrate Jesus with us on our 21st year anniversary celebration happening on the 29th of this month, Sunday, 8 AM at JIL Church San Ildefonso (#300 Maharlika Highway, Malipampang, San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Philippines)! As you can see on the poster above, our guest speaker is none other than the founder, International President and Spiritual Director of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide, Bishop Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, with his beloved wife, Dr. Dory J. Villanueva--JILCW's International Vice President.

To get to the event venue, follow the map below:


Anniversary Plug:

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Upcoming Christian Music Releases [November 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of November. Originally published at www.NewReleaseToday.com, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

All dates subject to change without notice. 





Friday, November 6, 2015
- Family Force 5 - Time Still Stands - Word Label Group - Word
- Sara Groves - Floodplain - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Deitrick Haddon - Masterpiece - entertainmentOne
- Mark Trammell Quartet - Rewind - New Day
- Duawne Starling - Deeper Faith - New Day
- Various - Vital Christmas: Dance Of Joy - New Day
- Various - Christmas Goes Gospel: Volume 2 - Rendezvous Music


Friday, November 13, 2015
- Natalie Grant - TBA - Curb Records - Word
- Kirk Franklin - Losing My Religion - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Kutless - Surrender - BEC Recordings - New Day
- Vineyard UK - Hear the Sound - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- TJ Pompeo - Pompeiio EP - Indie
- Seeker & Servant - You Alone Forever - Indie
- TaRanda Greene - Spirit of Christmas - StowTown Records - Provident


Friday, November 20, 2015
- Michael Vaughn - Before Our King - Spring Music
- Joy Enriquez - The Call - LMG - Capitol
- Michael English - Live At Daywind Studios - Daywind - New Day
- AMP Movement - The Movement Vol.1 - Good Fruit Company - Indie
- MHEternal - Songs For Tomorrow EP - Indie


Friday, November 27, 2015
- Michael Bahn - Rejoice - Spring Music
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