Bruce Collins. I am an evangelist and teacher of the Bible. I
became a child of God by faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus
Christ on November 24, 1963 and have tried to serve the Lord in various
capacities since then. I am presently an itinerant minister of
the Gospel. I do not work for an organization but I try to
serve the Lord in the best way that I can wherever He leads. That
means that my wife and I have our financial needs met by the Lord as we do
not have a salary from any church or organization. We believe
that the Gospel is free so we have never made a charge for our services.
am available for Bible studies, conferences, Gospel meetings, children's meetings
and camp work. I have traveled throughout much of the United States
and Canada in my service for the Lord. My wife helps me, and
we attend the Bethany Bible Chapel in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They have encouraged us
by commending us for this work.
wife, Geneva and I live in Waterloo, Iowa. We have four children.
One of them is married and has provided us with two grandchildren.
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What is it Going to be like to Face Christ As the Judge?
Rev 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich
men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid
themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to
the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of
Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to
Wrath of the Lamb
many of us have seen an angry lamb?
We know that rams can get kind of feisty but lambs are usually
fairly docile. But the Lord
is looked at as a lamb. Isaiah
says He was led like a lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7).
John the Baptist calls him the Lamb of God who takes away the sin
of the world (John 1:29). But
there are those who are going to experience the Wrath of the Lamb--the
One who died as the meek and lowly Jesus.
know that there is a difference of opinion as to the the timing of what
happens in the Book of the Revelation.
But let me assure you that what is promised will happen.
Just as God promises eternal life to believers in John 3:36, He
also promises that His wrath presently abides on the unbeliever (that
is, the Christ rejecters). The
picture of kings, great men, rich men, commanders, and mighty men hiding
themselves from the Lord when He comes to judge is a sobering sight.
Today, we have leaders all over the world who are posturing for
war. They seem to think that
they personally are invincible, but when they face the Lord, they are
going to cower in fear. Then
they will want to hide, but then it will be too late.
Religion as a Club
Revelation 13 we are confronted by two men.
One is described as a beast rising out of the sea (likely the
Mediterranean Sea). His
power will be the outgrowth of kingdoms that have dominated the world
scene historically. This man
wants to be worshipped as God. I
doubt very much if he believes in God, but I suspect that he uses
religion to get the worship of people who believe lies. There is another
man who rises out of the land. He
is likely a Jew. He gives
his allegiance to the first man and convinces the nation of Israel to
accept and worship the first beast.
Both of these men are antiChrist.
Both are doomed. They
control the world for a while. They
have power over commerce; you can't buy or sell without the mark of the
beast which means you aren't going to eat unless you are marked as his.
These men have political power and they have religious power.
You would think that they were winners.
But we read that they are captured by the Lord and imprisoned in
a terrible place. Revelation
19:20 says, :"Then the beast was captured, and with him the false
prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who
received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These
two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone."
Now I don't know if this is a literal lake or an allegorical
lake. If it is literal it is
bad. If it is allegorical,
it is worse because God is using something we do understand to explain
something we don't understand.
during this Period
20:4-6 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was
committed to them. Then I saw
the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and
for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and
had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.
And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand
years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first
resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be
priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
who were the losers in the eyes of those who think they are the winners
actually are the winners. They
live and reign with the Lord for a 1000 years.
On them the second death has no power.
They have it made.
is all this Going to Happen?
think it is already happening but I don't think so.
I really do believe that the Lord has delivered saints of our day
from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
The things written in Chapters 6-19 of the book of Revelation
occur after the catching away of present day saints to spare them from
the judgments of the unbelievers on this earth.
If the current hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, and mass
shootings are not part of this period, what must the judgments of this
"tribulation" period be like?
I really believe our President is going to back off his nuclear
posturing because nuclear war would destroy our planet and I see a
Biblical future of over one thousand years for it.
when the Lord begins to judge, losers are going to be winners and
winners (so-called) are going to be losers.
I am a present day loser and I am glad to be one.
Meditation for the week
of October 15, 2017
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