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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

-Jesus Christ

Rest has been a key part of God’s plan. In Genesis, God rested. In Exodus, He told the Jewish people to observe the 7th day as Sabbath (rest). But His plan went still further as He unveiled a spiritual “rest” through the Holy Spirit that was incarnated in Jesus Christ.

Spirit-filled Christians don’t need to fear the terror, political confusion and religious noise that seems to get louder each day. We don’t need to fear the power of sin or worry about whether we’ll go to heaven or not when this life is over.

Our lives are in the hands of a perfect, omnipotent God and, no matter what each day brings, we are at rest, knowing that He is STILL in control.

I love that!

JP Robinson


“I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

There are times when I wonder if the falling rain reflects the tears of heaven as the Father weeps over the sins of His fallen children.

Yesterday I wept in my heart as I learned of New York Governor Cuomo’s decision to further expand the despicable practice of abortion. The unborn are suffering, they are victims who suffer at the very hands that were designed to nurture and care for them.

As a father, I realize that each child is a miracle, no matter the circumstances of its birth. As a Christian, my spirit trembles at the amount of blood that drips from the hands of American women.

As an American, I realize that these sins and many others are only the latest indications that America has gone beyond the point of national repentance.

But there is a reason for this, a threat that many see but do not perceive. Global society is changing at an unprecedented pace, not to achieve equality or social justice as many claim.

The real issue is overpopulation.

Our planet simply cannot contain the burgeoning numbers of humans. As such, the powers that be are reshaping the mindset of society by promoting lifestyles in a futile attempt to curb the explosion of humanity.

As energy resources are depleted; as water becomes increasingly scare; as religious friction becomes more of a threat, humanity’s leaders are taking measures to address the issue.

By “redefining marriage”, by expanding the parameters of abortion—all in the name of equality, social justice and social rights—the ultimate hope is that we will slow down the mushrooming global population growth.

And those churches, businesses, and individuals who oppose the agenda on the grounds of its innate immorality are financially oppressed, socially ostracized and threatened.

But the Bible predicts this.


And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

Luke 17:26

According to Genesis 6, one of the conditions in Noah’s time was a surge in human population, sexual immorality and global violence. This, coupled with Jesus’s prediction in Luke 17:30 show us that the conditions of Sodom and Gomorrah will be rampant across the earth before Christ’s return.

In Sodom, homosexual lifestyles were not only common, they were government endorsed. Those who spoke against such lifestyles were violently oppressed (Genesis 19:9). We’ve gone beyond that by purporting the idea that gender is a choice (as if God had made a mistake!).

No doubt the Father wept at both junctions in history. But His tears of sorrow were transformed into a relentless anger that manifested itself in a swift, unrelenting and cataclysmic judgment.

In Noah’s time, God’s tears became a flood that washed away humanity. In the case of Lot, fire fell from heaven. We have sinned in exactly the same ways as previous generations. Shall we we escape the wrath to come?

No. We are even more guilty for we have the Scriptural record of the destruction of both Noah’s world and Sodom. But we have learned nothing and, instead, deny the accuracy of the Scriptures despite the proof that lays all around us.

In our time, the Bible predicts that nuclear holocaust will end civilization as we know it (see Malachi 4, Zechariah 14:12 and others). Everyday humanity teeters on the edge, like a drunk man on a precipice.

One day, we will fall.

For the nations of the world, there is no hope. But for you the individual, there is hope. Be born of God’s spirit and walk in His Word (John 3). Only in Christ (not the church) can refuge be found.

As I write, rain is falling. I am sure that the Father weeps once more. But remember, after the rain, comes the fire.

JP Robinson


But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

My mother couldn’t have children.

She suffered from ovarian cysts and, after 6 years of trying, the doctors told my parents that nothing could be done.

But there was one thing that the medical team didn’t take into consideration–the power of prayer.

My dad and mom went into serious prayer about the issue and God answered. They were blessed with not one… not two… but three children all of whom are following God. What was once considered impossible is now history.

That’s what faith does. It turns tragedy into triumph and transforms victims into victors. If we turn it loose on our circumstances, we’ll realize that impossibilities are really only miracles yet to happen.

The world is full of failure because it has forgotten the power of faith.

But that doesn’t have to be your story.

Believe. With God, all things are still possible.

JP Robinson

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Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16 KJV

This morning while reading this encouraging verse, the thought struck me that many times Christians don’t realize the power of their prayers because prayer itself is not seen. The Western world is programmed to believe in things that are tangible. If we can’t prove it, we don’t believe it.

Prayer defies that.

God expects us to recognize that, while our prayers are unseen by ourselves and those around us, they are not unseen by Him. Our words, spoken from hearts of faith and wrapped in the name of Jesus Christ, pass through dimensions into the very Throne Room of God.

Our prayers are bullets, zipping through hordes of demonic forces. Does one bullet win a war? Hardly. It takes countless thousands. Yet Christians often become discouraged when we pray a few times about an issue but don’t see change.

We must not stop firing our spiritual gun when things appear to remain unchanged or even get worse. Instead we should intensify our firepower!

The Bible tells us that if we are righteous (through Jesus Christ of course), our prayers are taking an effect. They are working. And while we may not see them now, we must hold fast our confession with confidence, knowing that we will see the effects of our prayers someday.

JP Robinson