Jesus is the reason! The birth of our Lord and Savior! Amen



I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone

A Merry Christmas this year …

My way of saying that I am celebrating

The birth Of Jesus Christ.

So I am asking everyone,

If you agree with me,

To please do the same.

And if you’ll pass this on to

your friends, family members, and unbelievers,

Maybe we can prevent one more

American tradition from being lost in the sea of

“Political Correctness”.


To one and All…

Jesus is the reason for the season!

The Nephilim, Just Who Are They?

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By Gordon King

The Nephilim, the Giants of old.  What do we know about the Nephilim?  Most of us have heard the story of David and Goliath.  This was actually a true story.

1 Samuel 17:4

A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.

The length of a cubit was based on the distance from the elbow to the fingertips, so it varied between different ancient groups of people.  However, it says according to “the common cubit”, so the average cubit was approximately 18.5 inches.   A span was the distance between the tip of the thumb to the tip of the small finger when the hand is fully extended, approximately 9 inches.

Free definition “Cubit”

An ancient unit of linear measure, originally equal to the length of the forearm from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow, or about 17 to 22 inches (43 to 56 centimeters) or approximately 18.5 inches.

Free definition “Span”:

The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about nine inches (23 centimeters).

So Goliath was 6 cubits x 18.5 inches = 111 inches / 12 inches per foot or 9.25 feet plus 9 inches = 10 feet tall.

1 Samuel 17:48-50

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

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Explained! Floods, earthquakes, fires and politics

‘Understanding the Times 2013’ conference lineup announced



One of the jokes from last year’s Understanding the Times conference in a Minneapolis suburb was that the rapture is the true example of separation of church and state.

For those with less training in end-times studies, the rapture is the event when the faithful of the church meet God in heaven, and as for the “state” part, well, you get the idea.

Now the lineup of speakers has been announced for the 2013 conference, scheduled at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., just outside of Minneapolis, Saturday, Oct. 5.

Mark Hitchcock, the pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Okla., will be returning. He’s the person many in secular media tap when they seek to connect secular events with Bible prophecy, as he’s authored 25 books on end-time issues.

It was Hitchcock during the 2012 conference who said that sometimes God’s judgment on a nation is the wrath of abandonment. That is, he said, when God allows a nation to pursue its own ways and suffer the consequences.

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When God gives a test

Exclusive: Greg Laurie says we’re not to ‘remain forever in spiritual kindergarten’


Have you ever heard one of those ominous-sounding announcements on the radio that says something like, “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcasting System. At the sound of the tone, you will be given instructions. We repeat, this is only a test.” The idea is that certain radio and television stations have been selected as the units to transmit information to tell the public what to do in case there were an emergency such as a nuclear war or a meltdown in a nuclear plant.

In reality, the message would probably go something along the lines of, “This is not a test of the Emergency Broadcasting System. This is the real thing. There is a nuclear meltdown in your area and you are worm food at this time. Have a nice day.” Those broadcasts are to remind us that the real thing could be coming.

God will give tests as well. He will bring tests into our lives to see whether we are learning the material he is seeking to teach us. Often we think that we know more than we really know. We think that we have certain areas down and don’t need any further instruction in them. We think that we have learned to walk by faith, that we have learned to trust God. But sometimes God will retest us, and we will be shocked to find that we don’t know as much as we thought we knew.

God bring tests in our lives so we will learn the lessons that He is trying to teach us and so we will advance spiritually and not remain forever in spiritual kindergarten.

It reminds me of how a mother eagle will teach her eaglets to fly. When it comes time for them to fly, the mother has an unorthodox method of encouraging it. She basically will kick the eaglets out of the nest. That is a long drop, because eagles tend to go to the highest branches and peaks to build their nests. After the mother kicks the eaglet out of the nest, she waits until it has dropped down about 90 feet or more before she swoops down and scoops up the little bird, puts it back into the nest, and then kicks it out again.

Sometimes something like that will happen to us. We are sitting comfortably in our little nest. Everything is going well. And all of the sudden, God will give us a little boot and we are in a free fall. We think it is all going to end. Then he swoops down and picks us up.

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Why does God do that? He wants us to grow up spiritually. He wants us to learn how to fly. He wants us to learn that he is who he says he is. He wants us to trust him, even when we don’t understand him. He wants us to be patient with him, even when he doesn’t work on our schedules. He wants us to grow up and be strong spiritually.

The book of James gives us this little insight about tests and trials: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:2–4 NTL).

When a trial comes, when hardship comes, when temptation comes, we tend to say, “Not this again!” Don’t we understand that it is an opportunity to grow? It is an opportunity to learn.

God doesn’t want fair-weather followers. He doesn’t want to be thought of as some celestial Big Buddy up in heaven. Nor does he want us to follow him because it makes us feel better about ourselves or because we need “a little religion” in our lives. He wants us to follow him because we love him and want to know him.

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he knew that people were following him for the wrong reasons and with the wrong motives, and he intentionally did things and said things to thin out the ranks. That may come as a surprise to us, but it is true.

Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 NKJV, emphasis added). Notice that he did not say, “Give us this year our yearly bread,” or “Give us this month our monthly bread,” or even “Give us this week our weekly bread.” Rather, it is “Give us this day our daily bread.”

When Jesus taught us to pray that way, he was showing us that we need to be dependent on God. We need to be looking to the Lord to provide the things we need.

But before the petition for daily bread, Jesus said to first pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (verses 9–10). Before we offer a word of personal petition, we are to contemplate the greatness and awesomeness of God and let it sink in. And I suggest to you that after you do this, you may change what you are about to pray. As you think of God and his greatness, you will see your problem in perspective.

Many times we diminish God in our minds as to how great he is, and we blow our problems out of proportion, making them far worse than they are. What we need to do is get things in their proper perspective and see how great and powerful our God is. It will help us to see our problems for what they are: things that can be resolved by God.

So when God gives a test, when that trial comes your way, don’t treat it as an intruder, but welcome it as a friend. It is an opportunity for God to show his power in your life. It is an opportunity for you to learn things that you need to learn.


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Highlights: Bible Prophecy Site of Interest!

By Gordon

Hello all!  I pray that everyone is well and trusting in the Lord!

I would like to begin highlighting some other bible prophecy blogs of interest.  As a follower of Christ in the world today we need all of the support we can muster.  Not only from God and his angels, but also from other believers.  My blog was featured today on another prophecy site: “serve him in the waiting”.  I thought, what a wonderful idea!  So, I thought that I would follow her lead.  Since she gave me the idea, her site will be the first to be highlighted as of today.

She has a wonderful site full of current news articles, commentary and testimony.  Be sure to check it out!


Deep and Wide and Willing to Go There!

About servehiminthewaiting

I think God’s favorite medium is mosaics.  He makes beautiful things out of the broken pieces of our lives.

What is servehiminthewaiting?

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13)  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now… even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:23-24)   Read more….


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