“I just want to do something!”

This is such a common expression and this week millions of people are looking at world events and saying this.

Yet standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine safe in a European capital does not seem enough for so many. Can the issues of countries really be resolved by individual action? Surprisingly YES!.

Want can I do?

First, find out what is really happening to this world! We can only do something with real meaning if we understand the real issues and solutions.

The media is driven by those with opinions, those who want to justify their approach to the problem and the resolution.

Is the answer to take up arms and fight in the name of freedom? That has always been a futile gesture because we have the continuous cycle of poor decision-making by governments driven by greed, or fear.

So is it an excuse to do nothing? Because while good people or the majority do nothing bad things happen!

Advocacy for something Different

The Bible points to God’s Kingdom as the solution for us all, no artificial lines on the ground or walls and fences, nothing to separate individuals ideologically, culturally or spiritually. Why? because the battle is not ours to fight. It is with God’s forces against human governments.

Does God have the right to impose his will on us? Well for 2000 years Christians have prayed Let your kingdom come let your will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.

The bible describes one war in heaven, it was short and decisive (Revelation 12) God’s enemy – someone who chose to oppose God’s leadership was ousted from heaven, soon the decisive battle on earth will be fought, the governments have already begun to line up against God’s Kingdom and soon they will take a stand in opposition to his King.

The End Game

The art of Chess is to understand what you really control and where the weaknesses of your opponent are exposed. Satan, the governments of the world are involved in playing the next move not realising the match is already lost.

So the Bible has predicted the next moves in this complex period, the power play by Satan and his forces failed to see that the defence he attacks is not weak but strong, it conceals the greatest offence in Universal history.

It is time to open your eyes as the spectator and realise that our only option is to wait for the End Game, it will come very quickly, like playing against my father when he would say 3 move checkmate and it was too late for me to adjust.

Look for the End Game, understand there are sides to choose and decide that you are going to back the winner.

There aren’t any links on this post because those who read it need to find their way.

I am a writer, a Christian and I serve with the knowledge that God’s Kingdom is the real salvation and right now support those suffering but remain neutral, human politics leads to failure.

Choose Life and study the bible.

Preach for the Kingdom of the Heavens has drawn near!

Powerful words were spoken by Jesus and the theme of his ministry, the Good News – Gospel of the Kingdom. Matthew 24: 14.

Although the world slips further and deeper into turmoil we have Good News.

Common Needs

The primary needs we think of are:

  1. Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Shelter

However, Jesus made an interesting statement about life and what it really requires to be productive and meaningful Matthew 4: 4 “But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’” In chapter 5 he begins the happiness list with verse 3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

So the common needs are physical, emotional and spiritual. The balance of these needs keeps us alive.

Think about it food without exercise is damaging, life without emotional support is lonely and often hollow, life without spiritual things is lacking “Hope”. Hope is the product of Faith because we see the meaning of things that have yet to unfold and understand the meaning.

The Kingdom Manifesto

Jesus made it clear as the empowered ruler of that kingdom his government heal the sick, feed the starving, housed the homeless, provided equality, equity and justice. Things other rulers have desired.

There are no boundaries in truth the immigration policy is very simple, to become a citizen, learn the rules, accept the direction and leadership of the assigned government, demonstrate you live up to these standards, dedicate your life (swear allegiance to God), show everyone else by getting baptised and never get involved in the affairs of any other country.

This creates a place where there are no wars, it pays to be honest and kind, colour, ethnicity and culture are left at the border along with ego and the desire to get rich. The aim of these people is to share the bounties of life and ensure peace. Not through an absence of conflict based on who is the strongest but based on the determination to live by the golden rule.

La La Land

If you have determined this is impossible and those who believe it living in La La Land then probably your mind is made up that we have no real control over our future. We live and die, becoming fertilizer for future generations.

However, if this is the life you really want then find out why Jesus, his followers and millions of people today have put their trust in God and pray fervently for his “kingdom to come,” his “will to be done, as it is in heaven here on the earth”

To find out more study the bible and look at what the Kingdom of the Heavens has achieved to this time and what it is poised to achieve now. Enjoy Life and Choose Life because it is offered to you personally as the reward for advocating the Kingdom of the heavens.

When you see these things start to occur – lift up your head because your deliverance is near.

To those in the Ukraine and Russia remember human governments create borders but God’s Kingdom is Universal so staking out a plot in someone else’s kingdom inevitably leads to confrontation and those who have chosen God’s Kingdom will only need to stay firm, remain courageous and they will see the salvation of the living God Jehovah.

“Faint out of Fear”

What a phrase but apt for today as we look at the current events the account of the “last days” or “end of Times” yes the end of the world seems to loom ever closer.

The context of the bible statement is interesting because it isn’t negative, Jesus words at Luke 21: 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation.26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

Let’s unpick the verses. The context of Luke chapter 21 is when we can expect to see the rulership of the world change, from human governments backed by Satanic influence to Jesus Christ coming in power as the ruler of “God’s Kingdom”.

God’s Kingdom

Universal peace was threatened in one little planet due to the influence of a powerful force who wanted, not freedom but worship! That is what Satan offered Adam and Eve they would be like God were his words if they followed him. So jump from the rulership you know to the smooth words of a ruler who hasn’t shown himself to you. Almost saying “Trust Me I’m a…”

The choice is “are you going to be supported and follow the directions of the creator or follow another pathway?”

The outcome is when Luke 21 has its fulfilment. Nations will war with one another, ordinary people will rise up against what appear to be democratic governments and individuals will agitate about a range of matters.

Rulers have no way out – there are no answers to be found in conflict, health improvements fail because of the commercial interests and government leaders don’t know what the consequences of their actions are going to leave. Their legacy could be worse than those who took the world to war.

The impact is verse 26, “People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Israel and so many other situations scare people. They turn to the leaders who don’t have the answers. They can’t fight a war because there isn’t any high moral ground, sanctions can be overcome. Ordinary lives are affected by matters they haven’t any control over. Every reason to be frightened.

Think of the fingers above the nuclear buttons – would you really want any of those individuals making life and death decisions about your family, friends and community?

Real Hope

Verses 27 and 28 explain when we see this state of affairs it is the time of action, it is a time for hope and we need to be ready to follow the warrior King Jesus Christ and he begins to restore that Universal Peace that was lost.

Jesus told the Jewish leaders they could read the weather but they couldn’t see the signs of the Kingdom, why? because they weren’t in expectation of it, they were not keeping “on the watch”.

So what is the lesson from these short verses:

  1. Fear is part of the sign
  2. Conflict is part of the sign

When we see them across the world then we know our deliverance is at hand.

Did you get the sense of it?

Not everyone claiming to support the Kingdom of God knows what it is. Few understand that rather than being restrictive following Christ’s leadership establishes freedom, moving away from the so-called wisdom of the world, science that tinkers with things it can not comprehend.

Plainly then hope depends on accurate information, personal research proving things to yourself and understanding where you choose to place your faith.

God’s Kingdom is a reality today, we don’t have to wait to see the benefits but we do have to make a stand. The reverse of becoming “faint out of fear” we raise ourselves up and we see our deliverance is getting near”

To begin or progress your journey one of the things, to begin with, is opening the bible and reviewing the content, studying it, applying it and then choosing which side you want to be on.

Not everyone wants God’s Kingdom, however, if you prayed for it to come it is worth finding out what that government promises to bring for all of human and animal life. Save lives by supporting God’s Kingdom led by Jesus Christ and enjoy life.

End of Suffering – When disaster Strikes

Today we live in a world filled with disaster. Some are natural, for example, earthquakes, extreme weather and pandemic. Some are personal, the death of a loved one or failing personal health and still others due to the world we live in.

Whatever the cause they can leave us in denial, with feelings of hopelessness and the belief that life is no longer worth living. They cause dispair.

The Bible

God’s inspired word shows us that however, we feel there is always good grounds for hope. Look at the words of Jeremiah 29: 11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.12 And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’

A future, peace and hope are assured through God’s Kingdom – we have all prayed for it in the Lords Prayer “Let your Kingdom come!” – these are the promises

Isaiah 65: 19 “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.”

Psalm 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. and verse 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

Revelation 11: 18 …and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.

Revelation 21: 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

Isaiah 65: 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart.

Find out the truth about an end to suffering

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Who are domestic terrorists?

Not so many years ago terrorism was seen as one ideology trying to push a message through the ultimate sacrifice of lives on both sides. Now we have the label “domestic terrorist” and the majority of countries already have legislation that can suppress messages that criticise or contradict the ruling state.

Anti-terror legislation appears as Patriotic, or civil order but who is affected or can be affected by the label?

Those with a Faith?

Notice the popular meaning of sedition

“conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” In Russia and recently in France religious people have been labelled as seditionaries. Why? because they advocate God’s Kingdom, demonstrate a reluctance to engage with the state.

Here are couple of things that are seditionary:

  • Praying and living in harmony to the expression “Let Your Kingdom Come”
  • Following the bible tenet “We obey God as Ruler rather than men”
  • Remaining neutral – so not voting, enlisting in the military and working towards supporting Theocrasy

What are the seditionaries guilty of:

  • They pay taxes,
  • Few commit crimes
  • Support for neighbours
  • Seek peace and promote the love of the Christ

These peace-loving Christian groups are described as “passive terrorists” these present no threat of violence. They are the core of law-abiding societies.

The Example

Pilate announced to the religious and political leaders gathered to call for the life of a man 2,000 years: “I find no crime in this man.” the response from those in control responded in Matthew 27: “22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.”

Another example who copied Jesus is recorded in Acts 7 and how did the rulers respond in verse “57 At this they cried out at the top of their voices and put their hands over their ears and rushed at him all together.

Should we be surpised?

Jesus words quoted in Luke 21: 12 “But before all these things happen, people will lay their hands on you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name.13 It will result in your giving a witness.”

This is an expression used in the words that prophised the last days and what it is like to live through the most challenging and exciting time in our history. Luke 21: 16 “Moreover, you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,17 and you will be hated by all people because of my name.

Thousands over the years have sacrificed their lives for the reality of the Kingdom Christians pray for – God’s Kingdom the only hope of restoration. Do we need to take up arms against a government or authorities? – NEVER!!!

Human governments will take a stand against the greatest government as stated in Psalm and when they do it will be quick and effective as Daniel saw in his vision recorded at Daniel 2: 44.

The question really is where are we in this battle of words now? and what are we prepared to sacrifice when the rhetoric ends and religious organisations have no place, are we going to be in the silent majority or are we already showing that we advocate God’s Kingdom, Jesus Rulership and the restoration of Theocrasy?

In the words of Joshua the judge in Israel Joshua 24: 14 “Therefore, fear Jehovah and serve him with integrity and faithfulness, and remove the gods that your forefathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt, and serve Jehovah.15 Now if it seems bad to you to serve Jehovah, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve, whether the gods that your forefathers served on the other side of the River or the gods of the Amʹor·ites in whose land you are dwelling. But as for me and my household, we will serve Jehovah.”

Remember when Jesus stood before the people and Pilate offered to release him the people chose a known seditionary and murderer so do not be surprised by the reaction of those around you and those who hold power now when they perceive they are performing good work.

Only be courageous and very strong, stand still and see the salvation of God through Jesus Christ because the battle is not ours we do not need to fight governments have chosen to wage war with God.

So being labelled as a seditionary for Christian values is to follow in the steps of the Master Jesus Christ.

Find out more about God’s Kingdom and study the bible it remains truly relevant today.

Is the Dream Dead?

Martin Luther King Jr said “I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream …”

Those words resonated around the world. A man of principle and high moral character his personal belief “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

His belief stemmed from a deep-seated focus on the Bible, the Prophets Isaiah and Amos were quote and the words of the Apostle Paul. Have his children seen his dream realized? One has died, and three are now maturely approaching the latter part of their lives. Sadly, the world they see and the country they live in has not responded to the dream positively.

Is His Dream Dead?

The Reverand King was basing his fundamental belief on his desire for God’s Kingdom, the promise he refers to in Isaiah didn’t apply to one country or a world governed by people. Notice how the writer explains at Ecclesiastes 8: 9 “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.” The reason for the failure Psalm 146: 3 “Do not put your trust in princes Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation. 4 His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground; On that very day his thoughts perish.”

When leaders die they take their good intentions and great dreams with them.

However, as the Psalmist goes on to explain the Reverand King’s dream is not dead, complete the reading of Psalm 146. Justice for all, righteous government, a power that heals the sick and feeds the hungry. The promises in Isaiah that formed much of the dream are focused on the abundance of opportunity for all.

A World Without Borders

Do you reflect on the words of the Lord’s Prayer? Have you considered just what you are asking for? God’s Kingdom, God’s Will to care for the earth. A powerful request, note what the Apostle Peter said at Acts 10: 34 “At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial,35 but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.36 He sent out the word to the sons of Israel to declare to them the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—this one is Lord of all.

This isn’t equality, this is justice, this is the identifying mark of Christianity! If we have to rely on the legal system to dictate how we behave towards others we are not demonstrating that we are one of Jesus followers John 13: 35 “By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” John 15: 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.”

Many people have dreamt of something better we have all prayed for or wished for something better, but today, where you are born, determines what opportunities and advantages you have. Some have so much that they could feed a country every year but it piles up in a bank account.

Many years ago I worked with a person who had accumulated wealth and property, two broken marriages and estranged children. By late middle-age they lived in a beautiful property, surrounded by vacant space and work was the only contact with the outside world. Happiness, contentment and companionship were missing. The only reason to get up in the morning was to make more money.

That person determined to get a grip of the reality of life and searched for God.

The Reverand’s dream is dead because it failed to achieve the things he wanted to see in the lifetime of children, but the promises of Gods Kingdom continue to thrill and excite millions around the globe. Why? Because already almost 9 million people live in that dream environment and practice the fundamental requirement they show love. Here are some examples – VideosVideo2, just examples of those who have changed the outcome of their lives today.

Do you share the dream? Would you want to live in a place where justice prevailed and all barriers related to birth, where you live and the colour of your skin has no place then you are seeking God’s Kingdom under the rulership of Jesus Christ? To understand what both Jesus has accomplished already and the dream Reverand Doctor King could see we need to understand who is preventing this from happening, what fight we really have, not with flesh and blood but the spirit of this world and its ruler.

Begin by opening the Bible, ask the hard questions and begin to seek the real answers. Not the tired trite rubbish of the educated elite.

Our lives and our families lives are in our hands, real freedom begins with truth and the Apostle Peter explained where we all stand Acts 10: 34, 35 “And Peter opened his mouth and said “I perceive to a certainty that God is not partial,35 but in every nation he who fears him and practices righteousness is acceptable to him.” Discrimination, segregation and hate start with someone else because there are greater issues at stake than what is going to happen to humanity.

The Bible explains the “Big Picture” – share the dream of a united family of humans serving each other and sharing a real hope for the future.

As we approach MLK jr Day in 2022 discover the truth and embrace true freedom

We’ll post again soon – don’t focus on fiction look for the truth found in God’s Word

End to Suffering – Real Hope

At this time of year, many people are reflecting on the past year and then setting goals for the future or wondering what things will look like? Just what will the New Year bring?

Humanity has suffered during 2021 – the pandemic, more natural disasters and loss of life due to the events, war famine and social unrest plus the personal economic pressures present a short-list, but we have all had additional issues and problems to deal with.

They are the problems of today and yesterday but what of the future?

Bible Prophesy

The Bible is accurate when it describes this period of time we live in – critical times, hard to deal with, the end times or last days because left to human solutions there will be so few of us left. Yet the bible promise is that when we see these times we aren’t to lose our faith, rather we should “stand up!” (Luke 21: 28) because deliverance is at hand.

Jehovah opens the future to us by telling us about the present, even though it was written 2000 years ago and through the Bible, he explained what his Kingdom would achieve for Humanity. Note the words in Revelation 21: 4, 5 “And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new”.

Gods Kingdom

Christians have prayed for God’s Kingdom for 2,000, the unfolding of history indicates that the bible record is accurate when it discusses human rulership, the outcomes and the present world conditions. Therefore, through personal research and study, we can establish for ourselves that God’s promises are to be relied upon.

The world is heading for its’ own reckoning so it is time to choose what side we are on. Find out more through a detailed study of the Bible with the assistance of a local Christian who has taken those steps and made the promises of God certain for themselves.

We can really enjoy life forever this is the Real Hope based on faith and understanding just what Jehovah is doing for each of us today.

Where does Justice begin?

Wherever we are in the world society needs to be centred on equality and justice. This forms the core of government, rulership and peace.

Do Peace and Justice come from having a book of laws?

Historically, hundreds of laws are designed not for the poor but the powerful, prevent the loss of property and promote the idea that individual rights come from a document.

Is this where Justice begins? In the USA we see through court reporting how information is skewed, spun and justice is defined by the crowd of media and public opinion in the 21st Century. Justice enshrines the concept of “Innocent until proved beyond a reasonable doubt” a person is guilty. Society no longer sees this as the benchmark.

Justice begins with Love

Yes, it begins with Love for God, Love for neighbour, Love for life and Peace.

Jesus words in Matthew 5: 9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Peace is an expression of justice, it is a result of pursuing justice and requires that each of us put the needs of others ahead of our own.

Civil unrest isn’t a call for justice, it is a demand for retribution, like baying hounds chasing the fox and when caught the damage is catastrophic.

The first principle we have to acknowledge Ecclesiastes 8: 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man hath power over another to his hurt. or as another translation renders it “9All this I have seen, and there was an applying of my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, [during] the time that man has dominated man to his injury.”

Death is the final arbiter for us all – we bring nothing into the world and take nothing away, so we are custodians, not owners. Caretakers with a clear job to do. We decided that humankind could effectively take on the responsibility for equality and justice but society failed.

The Apostle Peter tackled the subject of the outcome of Human rulership and what has to happen to achieve, equality and justice in 2 Peter 3: 11 through 13 “Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion,12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat!13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.”

Human Rulership is to be dissolved – removed, irradicated and replaced. Now many argue we have the right to run our own lives and that is the choice we are faced with, do we continue to run our own lives, destroy the planet, affect all other life on earthy or do we recognise that we have a limited scope and understanding.

Recently, watching a television series looking at the universe the presenter made an astounding point when speculating about the future, he spoke with conviction and ended with “if anyone says they know or understand don’t believe them” In other words ‘trust me I don’t know what I’m talking about’.

When science, the media and government expect you to blindly follow and believe can you really say you’re running your life? Justice begins with information, knowledge and wisdom, treating everyone as an equal, recognising that we all have strengths and right now weaknesses. When we fail to recognise these things society begins to break down, justice fails, so we need a universal set of standards, consistent government and fantastic leadership.

Reading Matthew chapters 5 through 7 creates a set of principles that can change our lives.

Therefore, Justice Begins with Knowledge, spiritual awareness and consistent leadership. Want to find out more then it is time to research the Kingdom or Government that promises to put an end to all injustice afflicting the world.

True Justice is from God!

The End of Suffering – Signs of the “Last Days”

When Jesus was on earth he taught us many things about getting the best from life and that when things became desperate not to despair. He explained things would get bad, that those living in the period of the “Last Days” would see wars, hear reports of wars, see famine, pestilence and human suffering on a scale never seen before.

Jesus gave those with faith hope – he told them to raise their heads up because deliverance is near.

Identify the “Last Days”

The Apostle Paul wrote about this time and the key characteristics of people living at that point note his words at 2 Timothy 3: 1 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness,4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away

The Apostle is describing people and the prevailing attitudes, being critical times hard to deal with. One translation renders them perilous times, it will be hard to be a Christian.

Faith is being tested

Christians are facing a great challenge to their personal faith. God’s standards don’t change. So our faith must be founded on those same standards and hope.

For example, Adultery is condemned in the Bible, has our association with others who don’t follow bible standards or have any faith meant we feel society has moved on – we have progressed? We can ask the same question about many other points like the use of idols.

So we are challenged by the behaviour of others, the standards of society and we need to find answers to complex questions.

Help is available Read the Bible online, study the Bible and get to know God personally. The last days naturally come to an end, what replaces them? What hope do we have? where can we find more answers? The Articles linked in A Better World is Near answer these questions.

The Bible Gives Us Hope

Hope is the thing many people lack today when we suffer from illness, personal loss, pain and anxiety. This causes us to wonder how can we and do we go on, will life ever get better?

The Bible gives us hope!

Hope is not just an emotional feeling based on dreams and personal wishes. Hope if founded on faith, the reality we see around us everyday.

The Hope the Bible gives is real!

Firstly, the bible explains why all of these things are happening, the reasons behind the suffering and pain.

Secondly, it reveals that these things are temporary.

Thirdly, the bible then reveals the promise God made about our future. Note the words at revelation 21: 4, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

The tears associated with sickness and death make life seem futile, we are left hopeless because humankind can not remedy the basic issue. Yet God’s Kingdom reveals that it will remove these symptoms by resolving the cause of our concerns.

Where to find Hope! The Bible!

As we search for the answers to life’s big questions and problems the Bible answers our questions directly, the source of the best information? God! Knowing God is critical to find a real long lasting hope, one that endures for eternity. Note the words of Jesus when he was praying shortly before his execution at John 17: 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Knowledge of God and Christ. The Greek expression “to know” goes beyond acknowledging the existence of someone or something. It requires forming a personal relationship so Jesus stated we have to recognise God as our friend, mentor and guide, Jesus leads us to him and we benefit from listening to his words.

How do we make a friend? We first introduce ourselves, get to know the name, address the person by name and communicate regularly. How can we do that? Three ways:

  • Read and Study the Bible everyday
  • Talk to our friend through prayer
  • following through on the guidance found in the bible.

Finding the answers need not be challenging, using online resources we can discover the it is promised that we can “Enjoy Life Forever”, live in peace, good health and without fear.

Learn more about the approaching reality.