Perilous Times Primer

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This series by Gene relates the times we live to the christian life.

The Most Critical Element in Prayer

Perilous Times Primer #17 The Most Critical Element in Prayer “Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way ...” – words of Samuel, 1Sa 12: 23 Samuel is a [...]

Be Advised, and Be Wise!

Perilous Times Primer #16 Be Advised, and Be Wise! “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? ... Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my [...]

Never Quit!

Perilous Times Primer #15 Never Quit Recently, I have received several emails asking for guidance and direction. These questions relate to the recent election, what the future may hold, and how we can prepare for the uncertainty of the future. Following are some of my thoughts:   Dear fellow believer, [...]

Who Is That Woman and Why is She Screaming?

Perilous Times Primer #14 Who is That Woman, and Why is She Screaming? “Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the [...]

Does Preparing for Perilous Times Demonstrate a Lack of Faith?

Perilous Times Primer #13 “Does Preparing for Perilous Times Demonstrate a Lack of Faith?” I recently received a very polite question on our website from a lady who was concerned regarding the above issue: Is it evidence of a lack of faith for a believer to make preparations for what [...]

Omnous Warnings

Perilous Times Primer #12 Omnous Warnings “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near … looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and savior Jesus Christ.” Luk 21:28, Tit 2:13 Ominous Warnings Today is [...]

Fasting as a Means to Spiritual Power

Perilous Times Primer #11  Fasting as a Means to Spiritual Power   “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Mat 17:21 The Effects of Spiritual Inconsistency   At first, it may seem a long stretch to connect the practice of fasting to preparation to face the [...]

I Like the Depression

Perilous Times Primer #10 “I Like the Depression” Recently, at the local farmers' market here in Prescott Valley, Arizona, I found a book entitled, “We Had Everything But Money,” a book of memoirs from the Great Depression.  As I leafed through the book, I came to a section with the [...]

Survival Preparations According to Scripture

Perilous Times Primer #9 Survival Preparations According to Scripture "Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings." Isa 3:10 I have always been a keen student of survival techniques.  When I was about seven years old, I used [...]

How to Adapt to the Unthinkable

Perilous Times Primer #8 How to Adapt to the Unthinkable   “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and   where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… But seek first the kingdom of God and His [...]