Kenneth Martin is a seasoned pastor of 45 years of service in the Church of God. He and his wife Barbara have 6 grown children with 13 grandchildren. He is a graduate and former student body president of Ambassador College Big Sandy, Texas and graduated valedictorian. His joy is to serve those whom God is calling at this time to be the first fruits of His great plan of salvation via Jesus Christ…preaching repentance and the good news of the coming Kingdom of God!
This is a time of destabilization in the world. Colombia has fallen deeper into the ranks of the unstable with the outbreak of civil war. Iran appears to be moving toward internal crisis, Venezuela's political problems are deepening and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is entering a new phase.
The fact that Japan's 12-year slump has fallen into a full-scale crisis is beginning to be realized by the world. The downward slide of various indicators in the second most powerful economy resembles the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
After 15 days of burning, the fires have destroyed more than 170 homes and a million hectares or 1.235 million acres. Thankfully, there hasn't yet been any loss of human life, although some firefighters have been injured.
The royal family has at least momentarily laid aside internal conflict in the face of trouble on various fronts with growing Islamic extremism and Saudi-U.S. relations strained. Still, Abdullah's strategy may alienate one of his key bases of support and undercut his political clout in the long run.
The United States, which has not had a case of foot-and-mouth disease since 1929, has instituted extensive precautionary measures against infection from overseas, but is preparing as if an outbreak in the United States were a certainty.
What's your excuse for not obeying God. There is no excuse that we can give God that would please Him. We must repent of all our excuses, and ask God to create in us a clean heart, and renew a right perspective in each one of us.
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