Leaving Laodicea
239 - Time to Prepare for the End

239 - Time to Prepare for the End

April 27, 2014
The words of German pastor Martin Niemoller were just as poignant in 1937 as they are today.  Why?  Because we are living in the same times and under the same threat.

To the question:  Am I my brother's keeper?

Pastor Niemoller's answer:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak for me.

The following is a study on Zechariah 4:1-5:4.

237 - How Can God Show Such Mercy?

237 - How Can God Show Such Mercy?

April 14, 2014
In the fourth of Zechariah's eight visions we see the following prophetic words about Jesus:

For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the Branch.  For behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua:  Upon the stone are seven eyes.
Behold, I will engrave its inscription.

I think I've got the part about the Branch and the stone and the seven eyes.  But what inscription is engraved on the stone?

The answer to this question will alter your view of Jesus... forever.  

The following is a study on Zechariah 3:1-10.

236 - Aslan is on the Move!

236 - Aslan is on the Move!

April 7, 2014
In the last verse of the second chapter of Zechariah we find the chilling statement that God will no longer stay silent while His people, the apple of His eye, are mistreated by others.  The sleeping Giant has awakened.  Momma bear is ready to protect her cubs.  The time for the great awakening is upon us.  

"Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused (or, awakened) from His holy habitation!"

In other words, Aslan in on the move!  And you'd better be ready.

This following is a study on Zechariah 2:1-13.

235 - The Man and the Myrtle Trees

235 - The Man and the Myrtle Trees

March 30, 2014
The first of the eight visions revealed to Zechariah tell a harrowing tale of disappointment and disillusionment to those who are waiting for God to keep His promise.  But as you dig deeper into the vision of the Man and the Myrtle trees, you find that God has not failed them but gives them incredible promises and declarations of what their future will be like.

In fact, according to Zechariah 1:13 the Lord answered the questions with "good and comforting words."

I don't know about you, but I could use some good and comforting words from the Lord.  Listen and be encouraged from a prophecy to Zechariah that is just as relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago.

The following is a study of Zechariah 1:7-17.

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234 - Return to Me and I Will Return to You

234 - Return to Me and I Will Return to You

March 28, 2014
The book of Zechariah begins with one of the most challenging and frightening conditional promises found in Scripture.

First, there is God's statement of their condition:  “The Lord has been very angry with your fathers."

Then, the wonderful and frightening promise:  “Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts."

But the flip side of this promise is also true.  If they won't return to Him, then it logically follows that He won't return to them.

Sounds like much of the church today.  Keep listening.

The following is a study of Zechariah 1:1-6.