Dear Ones,
  Hope you are keeping warm on this cool weekend. Burr! Poor fishermen! This morning I cleaned the apartment and then went to a fun sale next to Fitquest. Then Al and I went to a gardening sale and to Fleet Farm. I have some flowers now for our Balcony and some herbs to plant. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
    Are we in the End Times? Many are asking that question today as we see our world collapsing and changing rapidly. I read from Mark 13 this morning, and I thought it was like reading our newspaper or watching the news unfold. Jesus was telling several of his disciples of the signs of the End when there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation would rise against nation, earthquakes and famines would take place etc. Christians will be hated and persecution will be severe.                    Then I happened to notice online what Dr. Roger Barrier wrote about the Positive and Negative spiritual signs of the End Times. He shared about how false prophets would rise and lead many astray. We see in many churches today that the preaching contradicts what the Bible says. Some churches espouse that Jesus is the Archangel, Michael, or that He was simply a good moral man, or one of many gods. Satanism is on the rise and many are falling away.                                                                       But Dr. Barrier also mentions positive signs of the true Church for she will grow stronger as persecution and suffering take place. The true church will become pure and holy as the bride of Christ. As Paul said in Eph. 5:27 (Amplified), “That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things (that she might be holy and faultless).” There will also be a pouring out of the Holy Spirit and renewal will take place. There will be prophecy, visions, dreams, etc. Christians will be united and bound tightly together. (That is something I pray for most every day). The gospel will be preached to the whole world and then the end will come.                                                                  The Lord is merciful for He delays even now that more people will call on His name and be saved.    Our part is to share Him with others that they may spend eternity with the Lord. As His children we should not get discouraged and negative as we see the outward signs, for our hope is in the Lord. And we know the End is nearer than ever before!                                                                                                                    Challenge for today: Look for opportunities today to share the Lord with someone who doesn’t yet know Him.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy