Roy’s Blog: “Feed On The Truth”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/12/roys-blog-feed-on-the-truth

Proverbs 15:14 (NLT) “A wise person is hungry for knowledge [truth],while the fool feeds on trash.”

The question is which one is going to be in our lives, truth or trash. Which one is in your life?

Knowledge of the truth is all around us, and so is the trash. The difference between the two is this. Truth is something you have to desire. You hunger for it, search for it in all things everyday. Trash just gets dumped on you all day long. You don’t have to seek it out or ask for it. It’s hard to avoid when it’s dumped on you from every direction.

John 8:32 says, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

What does the truth set you free from? Trash. The truth sets you free to say, “I can live a different way.” The truth sets you free to realize, “I don’t have to keep living in the same old garbage any more. My life can change.”

The truth sets you free to live the abundant life God promises to those who love Him and keep His word. God gave us His Truth to set us free. Start living a life empowered by the truth.

Roy’s Blog: “Divided”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/11/roys-blog-divided

Matthew 12:25 Jesus said, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; any city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

The possible impeachment of President Trump is big news in America and around the world. I believe this carries end time prophetic implications. America is already a very divided nation. This impeachment is a mockery of our Constitution and due process that is further destroying our nation. It is dividing us beyond measure and the damage may be permanent.

The Bible doesn’t list the United States as a major player during the Tribulation. I believe this dividing of our country and the effect it is having on the world will help prepare the people of the world for the “man of sin”. The political unrest in America and around the world is ushering in the world government that will roll out as the world is in controversy after the Rapture of God’s people.

A house or nation divided can’t go on for long.

Roy’s Blog: “Rescue Me”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/10/roys-blog-rescue-me

Psalm 18:2 (NLT) “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold.”

When a massive hurricane rolls across the ocean toward land, bands of storms often go out well ahead of the storm itself. It’s almost as if the storm has arms and reaches out for the land. When one of them hits, the surf rises, the winds roar, and a huge amount of rain can fall in a very short time. Then, the skies will often clear and all will look peaceful again. Many will think it wasn’t such a big deal.

Meanwhile, further out the heart of the storm is still brewing. It keeps churning, growing, moving closer to land.

That is similar to the way Jesus described events as the end of the age approaches. Today, we live in between the bands of the storm. Many continue their lives unconcerned for the coming storm. Today seems fine. But the warning alarm has sounded. The storm is coming. Now is the time to prepare–to go to the only stronghold that can help you withstand the storm.

2 Timothy 4:18 (NASB) “The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Roy’s Blog: “When Tragedy Strikes”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/09/roys-blog-when-tragedy-strikes

Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weary.”

Life is filled with a lot of unexpected circumstances that catch us off guard, lay us flat on our backs sometimes. Nobody plans to have a tragedy strike.

What do you do when your world collapses? When you get that phone call that changes your life forever, where do you turn? When that storm destroys everything possession you have, how do you pick up the pieces of your life?

Remember. You are not alone. God is with you. He’s been there all along. We tend to think God is with us when things are going good, but far away from us when everything is going bad. That’s not true. He never leaves or forsakes us. He’s closer than ever when you are in the eye of the storm.

God is with His children 24/7/365 1/4. You are not alone. In Him, you never go through a storm by yourself.

Roy’s Blog: “Halloween”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/08/roys-blog-halloween

Ephesians 5:11 (KJV) “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

Halloween is big in our society. It is second only to Christmas in money spent. From September 1st to October 31st it moves our nation into a frenzy over vampires, ghouls, ghosts, and witches. Even our churches now celebrate Halloween with festivals and “trick or treat”, dressing it up as “Trunk or Treat”, but still celebrating the darkness that Halloween exalts.

It is not just harmless fun. It brings out many of the pagan beliefs and practices the Lord forbid His people to tolerate. Instead of lifting up the Light of the World, we lift up the darkness of Halloween.

“Be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there…Do not practice fortune telling, or sorcery, interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is an object of horror and disgust to the Lord…” Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (NLT)

 

Roy’s Blog: “Who Says It’s The End Times”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/07/roys-blog-who-says-its-the-end-times

Romans 13:12 “The night is far gone; the day is at hand.”

There are so many prophetic things happening, I have a hard time thinking about anything else. It seems like we are in over-drive heading toward the closing days of this dispensation.

Let me tell you about a couple of these prophetic happenings I’ve read about.

In some commercials that are being aired on Israeli television, a speaker in one says, “This is the generation that will rebuild the Temple.” A speaker in another commercial urges the Israelite people to support the efforts to rebuild the Temple.

Paul said the Antichrist will sit in the Temple declaring himself to be God                            (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), and now, today there are commercials on Israeli TV urging our generation to rebuild the Temple.

We are also told that some of the Jewish rabbis visiting President Trump have said the greatest thing he can do to establish his legacy is to make it possible for Israel to rebuild the Temple.

Bible prophesy is indicating we are in the end times. Everything I read and hear is pointing to the same thing: We are living in the last of the last days.

Ready or not. He is coming soon.

Roy’s Blog: “Pay Attention”

https://bphowlett.com/2019/10/05/roys-blog-pay-attention

Mark 13:33 Take heed, watch, and pray…” Matthew 24:33 “When you shall see these things, know that it is near, even at the door.”

Every time I go to the post office, I go through three signal lights. I can’t go anywhere without going through signal lights, seeing stop signs, yield signs, and speed limit signs. I know I have to pay attention because if I don’t I could cause a wreck, or miss my turn, or get a ticket.

The other day they were mowing the grass in the center and the sides of the highway. I kept having to dodge pieces of wood, trash, cans, and pieces of old tires. I had to pay close attention not just to that, but I had to watch out for the mowers and other cars.

You would think with all our daily hazards and warning signs we know we have to watch out for, that we would know to pay closer attention to the warning signs of the end of the age. These signs are for our benefit. They warn us to be ready when He comes.

The Lord is coming soon. All the signs point that way. Take heed. Our lives are to also be an ever present warning sign to those around us that they need to get ready.

I remember one of my teacher used to say often to the class, “You need to pay attention.” We need to pay attention to the signs all around us. Read the Bible and pray. Be ready!