My thoughts have turned to the drama of the Easter Story. In spite of the immediate global crisis, with millions impacted and quarantined, we have entered the season of resurrection hope. Once again, we remember the manhood of Christ. We also remember He died for mankind as a man. How can a person expect to enter into heaven if they do not confess the one who has the keys to the door.
Most have heard and been fascinated by radio and television waves. I still remember the thrill I felt, as a boy when a radio receiver I built actually picked up the signal of a local radio station. Do you realize that it is actually very simple to pick up radio signals? For instance, just tapping the terminals of a 9-volt battery with a coin will create radio waves that an AM radio can receive!
The idea of being quarantined is not anything new. I was thinking out loud and realized that Noah was quarantined for 40 days and 40 nights. It only takes twenty minutes for us to drive south on I-75 to the ARK ENCOUNTER. Thousands of people visit the ARK AND THE CREATION MUSEUM each day. Several hotels have been built to accommodate the bus loads of people who come here, many from all over the world. Ken Hamm was the visionary whom God has used to bless multitudes through these wonderful family attractions. I actually have a friend who designed a great deal of the ARK ENCOUNTER, as well as, the CREATION MUSEUM. I asked him one day how in the world did you imagine all of this. His answer was without hesitation, i.e. carpet time. In other words, he was able to see what God wanted, and it became a million dollar gospel tract.
To begin, let me to encourage you to pray for our President, Donald J. Trump, his wife Melania, and his family, as well as for his staff, his cabinet, and the team he has assembled to combat the present crisis. We are all are made aware of how fluid this situation has become by the rapid measures that are being called for day by day. It is a global crisis with a worldwide impact on the lifestyles of millions of people.
From time to time a New Testament Greek word comes on the radar of my studies, and today is no different. Today, the word is NAOS and it means SANCTUARY. One place it is found is in Ephesians 2:21, “In who all they building fitly framed growth into a Holy Temple in the Lord.” (Emphasis added). Another offering of this word, NAOS is found in 1st Corinthians 6:19, “What, don’t you know that you are the Temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (Emphasis added).
Each year many new believers are introduced to the amazing world of the Bible, and a lifetime of study begins. This will prove yourself to be a true believer by a correct application of the truth you have learned. You will learn a great deal more if you begin by studying Genesis Chapter 3, where the seeds of Divine Revelation are sown. You will find major doctrines of the scripture in seed form. Some have even called this the Seed Plot of the Bible.
It was one night in England when we were having a series of meetings in a hotel in the midlands. The hotel was located in the center of the city just across from the main train station and the city buildings. There was a constant movement of people, from early morning to into the evening. I love to just watch the people as they hurried to their jobs and appointments on a daily routine.
One of my favorite stories from American history is about a family who, at the end of tumultuous and difficult times, named their newborn son, INCREASE. This was a reminder of Gods providential protection over the Colonies. What a wonderful faith statement it became...the never-to-be-forgotten increase of every sort wherewith God favored the country about the time of his birth. The name "Increase" is a literal translation of the Hebrew "Yosëf" or Joseph.