“WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS”

May 8th, 2019

“AND YE SHALL HEAR OF WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS”

May 8, 2019

So, how many years have you been hearing “of wars and rumors of wars? Perhaps you are old enough to remember the major event seventy-one years ago in May, 1948. Perhaps you may not remember the date, personally, but know its importance to the nation of Israel. The past seventy-one years has not been a time filled with peace for the nation of Israel nor the world. With increasing frequency we are brought face to face with a reminder of the description given by Jesus of the events that will identify “the beginning of sorrows” (Matt. 24:8). Today is no exception.

In a story posted on The Jerusalem Post website: www.jpost.com, the following headline can be found: “Islamic Jihad Leader Expects War With Israel To Break Out Next Summer”. The article appears in today’s online posting, May 8, 2019. The article may be accessed by the following link: https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Islamic-Jihad-leader-expects-war-with-Israel-to-break-next-summer-589104

As recorded within the story, the following account is shared, “The resistance in Gaza is fully prepared for any war,” Nahala said, adding that when the ceasefire was reached they were about to shoot rockets at Tel Aviv.”

Obviously, “wars and rumors of wars” have been in existence for years and years and years. This latest threat, along with numerous others, just adds to the growing list. However, at some point in time “the beginning of sorrows (birth pains)” will give way to the actual delivery of the Tribulation Period.

As we witness with a passionate and watchful eye, the increasing frequency of the very signs Jesus declared would identify “the beginning of sorrows”, let us do so with the hope that these might be the ones that usher in the time leading to His return.

Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels in heaven, buy my Father only.

A JOURNEY FROM SEALING TO THE CHOOSING – PART 4

April 20th, 2019

A JOURNEY FROM SEALING TO THE CHOOSING

THE BRIDE IS CALLED, CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL

THE SAVED ARE ESPOUSED TO BE CONVERTED!

PART 4

Revelation 17:12-14
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13]These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are CALLED, and CHOSEN, and FAITHFUL.

THE CALLED ARE SEALED AND ESPOUSED!

II Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have ESPOUSED YOU TO ONE husband that I may present you as a CHASTE VIRGIN to Christ.

SAVED ARE CALLED TO MAKE READY FOR TIME CHRIST CHOOSES HEAVENLY BRIDE!

Revelation 19:7,8
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and HIS WIFE HAD MADE HERSELF READY.

ALL SAVED WILL BE IN HEAVEN ETERNALLY! SOME WILL BE CHOSEN TO BE POSITIONED IN CHRIST’S IMMEDIATE PRESENCE FOREVER. IT DEPENDS ON HOW ONE RIDES OUT THE STORM!

Acts 27:25
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Mark 13:32-37
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. [33] Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. [34] For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. [35] Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: [36] Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. [37] And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Revelation 3:2-4
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. [3] Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. [4] Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

Revelation 22:11-14
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. [12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. [13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [14] Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Revelation 22:1-7
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. [6] And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. [7] Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:16-17
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. [17] And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

John 6:62,63
What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? [63] It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

VISITATION & FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

April 6th, 2019

Visitation for Thomas M. McElmurry, Sr. will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church, 204 Hickory St., Dardanelle, Arkansas

Funeral Service is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church.

Thank you for your prayer for the family and Dardanelle MBC.

“Be Of Good Cheer”

April 6th, 2019

“For they all say him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them. Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.” (Mark 6:50)

The reason for this particular verse is because it was one of Dad’s favorites.
Last night, April 5, Tom McElmurry went home to be with the Lord.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will appear here.

Please keep the family and Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church in your prayers.

The McElmurry Family

A JOURNEY FROM SEALING TO THE CHOOSING – PART 3

March 29th, 2019

A JOURNEY FROM SEALING TO THE CHOOSING

THE BRIDE IS CALLED, CHOSEN, AND FAITHFUL

THE SAVED ARE ESPOUSED TO BE CONVERTED!

PART 3

Revelation 17:12-14 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13]These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. [14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are CALLED, and CHOSEN, and FAITHFUL.

THE CALLED ARE SEALED AND ESPOUSED!

II Corinthians 11:2 – For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have ESPOUSED YOU TO ONE husband that I may present you as a CHASTE VIRGIN to Christ.

SAVED ARE CALLED TO MAKE READY FOR TIME CHRIST CHOOSES HEAVENLY BRIDE!

Revelation 19:7,8
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and HIS WIFE HAD MADE HERSELF READY.

ALL SAVED WILL BE IN HEAVEN ETERNALLY! SOME WILL BE CHOSEN TO BE POSITIONED IN CHRIST’S IMMEDIATE PRESENCE FOREVER. IT DEPENDS ON HOW ONE RIDES OUT THE STORM!

Acts 27:25
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Hebrews 13:5-8
Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [6] So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. [7] Re-member them which have (had) the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. [8] Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

II Corinthians 3:15 to 4:10
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. [16] Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. [17] Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. [18] But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord [1] Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; [2] But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. [3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: [4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them [5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. [6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. [7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. [8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; [9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; [10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Matthew 10:34-39
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. [35] For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. [36] And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. [37] He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. [38] And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. [39] He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Luke 17:33
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.