Several places in the Bible including Psalms 2 and 110 and of course the book of Revelation, we are told that mankind will fight Jesus at his return. In this Feast of Trumpets sermon Mr. Smith shows the parallels between physical Israel entering the promised land as recorded in the book of Joshua and spiritual Israel (the church) entering the kingdom of God with Christ at his return.
Gary Smith was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent most of his youth in the Pasadena, California area. He graduated from Ambassador College in 1976 and he and his wife, Liz, moved to Peoria, Illinois. For the next six years he worked as a nursing home administrator in Illinois, Ohio, and Texas.
In 1982, he and Liz began to serve in the full-time ministry. Since that time, they have served in a number of congregations in the Midwest.
Gary and Liz now pastor in Houston, Texas near their two children and grandson.