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This site exists to provide the "Family of God" spiritual nourishment and encouragement. Whether you are one of the many folks we've met on your travels in the Western Mountains of North Carolina, or a visitor to our website, WELCOME!!

Join with our church as we enlarge our "Family of God" through weekly Bible lessons published on this site, by email,  and on Facebook. Our Facebook ministry is growing fast, with 7700 "likes" in February 2020.  These Bible lessons are sponsored through paid advertising by our church, reaching thousands of people each week. Click the links below on each lesson to follow the WATCH BLOG for more info and to leave your comments. Your donation toward this unique ministry would help us to reach more people with the Truth of God's Word. Please join our Facebook/Mailing List.
 

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02/23 I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE… During the last winter of His life, Jesus made an earth-shattering statement that literally brought the future into the present. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26. More...

02/16 BABYLON…COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE... We need this timely warning that the infamous biblical Babylon and her expansive walls still exists. We Christians are literally surrounded by her idols, mindset, and government. Given the call of the Almighty to "Come out of her, my people!", will we listen and repent? More...

02/09 A CITY WITHOUT WALLS...God's Word crosses the chasm of 2700 years with a timeless message for 2020. When a prophet had a vision of “a man with a measuring line in his hand” headed to measure Jerusalem's walls, God dispatched an angel with this chastising message: "Jerusalem will be a city without walls... And I myself will be a wall of fire around it," declares the Lord, "and I will be its glory within." More...

02/02 A MAN RIDING A RED HORSE…About 2700 years ago during this month, the ancient prophet Zechariah's night-visions began with a man riding a red horse. These revelations continue to encourage God’s people, reminding us He is interested in the details of our lives, and is working behind the scenes with a perfect plan for rebuilding His heavenly and earthly Temple through His people on this earth. More...

01/26 YOU HAVE STAYED LONG ENOUGH AT THS MOUNTAIN… Around 1500 BC, God Almighty announced through Moses that the Israelites had to move forward away from their comfort zone in order to follow Him. “In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the LORD had commanded him concerning them…The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance…” Deuteronomy1:3,6 More...

01/06 2600 years ago, during this same time of the year, God said to His chosen people, “The people there refuse to obey me...Tell them, This is what the Lord God says: 'PUT THE POT ON THE FIRE' "

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01/01 THEIR HEARTS ARE GREEDY ..."When Christmas is over, when you have had all your presents and food, Jesus is all we have left”. Yes, after we’ve had all the things we thought we needed, what we really needed was a Middle Eastern refugee in a tent, who didn’t have presents and food, to remind us that all we ever really needed, WE ALREADY HAD.

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12/22 I AM GOD’S SON...While God's Word doesn't say Baby Jesus was born at Christmas, it does tell us what the Man Jesus was doing then. While everyone else was celebrating a holiday, Jesus continued doing the same thing He had done for the past 3 years. He appealed to religious folks to believe that He was the Son of God, the prophesied Messiah who would save them from their sins.

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12/15 YOU HAVE BEEN UNFAITHFUL...In stark contrast to festive strains of "O Come All Ye Faithful", God voices the exact opposite of what we want to hear this holiday season. It's a powerful lesson of another nation who turned from dependence on God for deliverance and began to rely on their own independent spirit to accomplish the task. “…And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion…You have been unfaithful.” Ezra 10:9-10. More...

12/01 THIS IS WHAT THE LORD ALMIGHTY SAYS: "Administer true justice: show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other." Zechariah 7:9-10. Given God's definition of justice, when we Christians are measured on God's scales, will we be found lacking?

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11/24 HE WHO OFFERS A SACRIFICE OF THANKSGIVING HONORS ME...
Now consider this, you who forget God,
Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver.
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way aright
I shall show the salvation of God.
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11/17 THE TEMPLE WAS... For over 400 years, the Shekinah Glory of Almighty God was physically the center and spiritual foundation of Israel's national life. The people brought daily offerings to Him in Solomon’s Temple and gathered as a nation to worship Him during the 3 High Holy Days of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. But over the years, the faithful worshipers became prideful of their image as God's people, placing their faith in their abilities as a nation. All that remains of the magnificent temple is part of the physical foundation, known today as the "Wailing Wall". More...

11/10 "WALK IN MY WAYS AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT…”  Fear and the desire to be delivered from laws they didn’t like, prompted a nation who had worshiped God for almost 1000 years to mistakenly pledge their allegiance to a king who didn’t take God seriously. Unwittingly, they allowed him to bring other gods into their midst, leading them to break the very first commandment God had given them. .More...

11/03 RETURN TO ME AND I WILL RETURN TO YOU... In the 6th century BC, Zechariah proclaimed God's Word to the religious folks of his day. 2700 years later, the same Word is being declared to 21st century Christians. We still don’t want to hear it any more than the people of ancient Judah did. But thank God, here it is, still just as applicable as ever... still the word of the Lord for His people!

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10/27 "STAND UP AND PRAISE THE LORD YOUR GOD…YOU WERE RIGHT AND WE WERE WRONG..." Around 2500 years ago, a nation stood united in praise to the Lord with the sole intent of honoring Him through national repentance of their sins. The longest prayer of the entire Bible was offered as a worship unto God on the 24th day of God's 7th month, October 22 on our 2019 Gregorian calendar. This timeless prayer is right on target for us today as Christians in America.  More...

10/20 “MY TIME IS NOT YET HERE” These are the Words of Jesus as He spoke to His disciples at exactly this same time of the year over 2000 years ago. Timing IS everything when it comes to the revelation of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. God’s timing and calendar began, is centered, and will be revealed in the Holy Land, in the land of today’s Middle East.  More...

10/13 GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM… God’s Word tells us that is exactly what will happen in the end times! It is no coincidence that major Middle Eastern upheavals are taking place right now during the very days God has appointed for us to be watching for the return of Jesus Christ! More...

10/06 S A L V A T I O N… "Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ's death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28 More...

09/27 WATCH! Not only is this a beautiful picture of the Almighty’s handiwork in the evening sky here in Fontana Dam, NC, it prophetically annoints the day God's trumpet will announce the return of Jesus Christ! It is the biblical epic appointment known as the Day of Trumpets, expected to begin at sunset September 29, on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, beginning the 1st day of God’s appointed 7th month. More...

09/22 NEHEMIAH: I CONFESS THE SINS... About 2500 years ago, the Jewish patriot Nehemiah took on the unenviable task of rebuilding the fallen walls of Jerusalem. At the time, He wasn’t a government official with any right to do so. Indeed, he wasn’t even a citizen of the Persian kingdom where he lived. He was a second-generation Jewish refugee, born into forced exile in a foreign land. He could have pointed His finger... More...

09/11 THE BRICKS HAVE FALLEN… Today, our 2019 Gregorian calendar marks the 18th anniversary of what has become known as the infamous 9/11.These September 11 assaults of 2001 killed 2,996 people, including the 19 perpetrators, and became the deadliest attack on US soil in our history.America was deeply affected forever by these atrocities. Fear and anger have taken root in our country and in the hearts of many Christians. More...

09/05 J E A L O U S “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” 3500 years ago, amidst fire and thunder, God Almighty flamboyantly announced His jealousy to millions of His chosen people. He voiced this radical statement in Exodus 20:5 as He audibly announced His Ten Commandments! As if that isn’t enough to get our attention, He proclaims once again in Exodus 34:14 that not only is He a jealous God, His name is also known as “Jealous”. More...

09/01 GIVE CAREFUL THOUGHT TO YOUR WAYS...The Hebrew figure of speech for this phrase is literally “put your heart on your roads.” God has designated the sixth month of Elul, beginning September 1 on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, as the month for "soul searching" and turning back to Him. Indeed, the Hebrew word for this month, "Elul" means to search out deeply, as in the heart. More...

08/24 AT THE LORD’S COMMAND…For the past several weeks, the Almighty has gathered together a heavenly picture collage of lessons for His chosen people. Perfectly scheduled and executed for the benefit of all mankind, they are out-of-this-world lessons that only He could have divinely appointed! And He began these lessons very simply with these awesome words, “At the LORD’s command…” More...

08/16 I WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU... It’s certainly no coincidence that this statement of the Almighty, appointed on the 10th day of the fifth month on His calendar, the 11th day of August on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, is His eternal Word for His people. “… On the tenth day of the fifth month of the seventh year… ‘This is what the Lord God says: Have you come to ask me what you should do? I, the Lord God, tell you that, as surely as I live, I will not listen to you.’ ” Ezekiel 20:1-3. More...

08/10 THE TIME HAS COME... God Almighty literally holds the future of the world in His hands. In His perfect timing, each and every event on this Earth is destined to reveal His Son, Jesus Christ, The Word Incarnate, to a dying planet. Make no mistake, we WILL need to know Him in the coming days.

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08/03 THE EXODUS: HOLD FIRMLY TO THE VERY END…There can be no doubt that Jesus, the Son of God Almighty, has literally been parting the waters of our fallen world for millennia, providing the only way for God's chosen people to cross over to the heavenly Promised Land. He's still doing it right this very moment, perfectly in sync with His timetable for mankind. More...

07/28 YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME (Photo from His Garden of Grace at Fontana Community Church) It is no coincidence that the very first commandment, written in stone by God Himself, was immediately broken physically and spiritually by His chosen people. "Make us gods who will go before us." Exodus 32:1. So begins the sad accounting of a mighty nation who pledged their allegiance to the Almighty, but then began celebrating a god of their own making. More...

07/19 WHOEVER IS FOR THE LORD, COME TO ME...“It’s a golden calf from the Bible, a false idol, the Bull of Wall Street...The piece hints at the Capital system as an idol that we have worshiped for decades and is unfortunately proving to be false," said the artist Errazuriz at the unveiling of his Golden Calf piñata in New York City in 2014. Filled with $1000 in single bills, the glittering, 15ft high, 24ft long beast was whacked with "Communist red" sticks until dollar bills rained down on participants. More...

07/13 BE ASHAMED AND CONFOUNDED…2600 years ago, along the ancient Kebar River in what is known today as the country of Iraq, the heavens opened to the ancient biblical prophet Ezekiel. Of all the places God could have chosen to reveal the end times of humanity, His choice of Iraq definitely confounds us 21st century Christians! More...

07/04 BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD…God’s Word continues to teach us invaluable lessons and reveal His character. In the 4th month of Tammuz, July 4-August 1 on our 2019 calendar, His judgment falls upon a nation who began under His Word. This should also be a somber month for our nation, who pridefully brandishes the phrase "One nation under God." More...

06/27 IF I PERISH, I PERISH…2500 years ago, on the 23rd day of God’s 3rd month, June 27 on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, His people were warned of an impending attack meant to annihilate the entire nation. One woman stepped forward in faith and changed the course of history. Esther not only became the savior of her people, but she became queen of the largest empire on earth. Just how did she do it? Consider these scriptures: “So I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish! (Esther 4:16). More...

06/16 WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST CAME THEY WERE ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE…Thousands from many nations were filled with the Holy Spirit on the day the Almighty had appointed 1500 years earlier. Today, WHO and WHERE these nations are challenges our religious thinking, and provokes our repentance just as it did long ago when 3000 believed and were baptized. More...

06/07 WE ARE SURROUNDED BY A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES…This is a picture of the Great Smoky Mountains smokin'! Thick clouds hang over the mountains after a thunderstorm much like the one we had this morning. This is the perfect picture illustration for today's lesson on faith, set 3500 years ago in the Sinai desert. There was plenty of thunder, lightning, and smokin' clouds hanging on the mountain back then, too.This is God’s Word for us today, appointed for the 3rd day of His 3rd month, June 7 on our 2019 Gregorian calendar. More...

06/01 WHY DO YOU STAND HERE LOOKING INTO THE SKY? Like the disciples gazing into the sky after Jesus' ascension into heaven, we Christians can spend most of our lives consumed with the world around us, even though we claim to be spiritual. Counting forward 40 days from His resurrection on the 16th day of God's 1st month, April 22 on our 2019 calendar, would appoint June 1 as the anniversary of Jesus' ascension into heaven. More...

05/25 “NOW THE RABBLE AMONG THEM HAD A STRONG CRAVING...They buried the people who had the craving.” Numbers 11:4,34. 3500 years ago, during May 25-28 on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, God sent a plague upon a nation who claimed to worship Him but were never satisfied with His provision. God's Word records they complained to death, literally. More...

05/19 I WILL TEST THEM TO SEE IF THEY WILL FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS… On the 15th day of God's second month, May 20, on our 2019 Gregorian calendar, millions of Israelites entered the Desert of Sin. “Sin”, pronounced “Seen”, is a Hebrew transliteration of the word “thorn”. Indeed, God’s provision was viewed many times as a thorn in their religious side. Can we hear God’s eternal Word as it crosses the chasm of time to convict us of our own religious “thorn”? More...

05/12 ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD IT WILL BE PROVIDED Mount Moriah’s 4000 year history is literally, out of this world. When Abraham faithfully obeyed God’s call to sacrifice his son on the mount, a ram was provided instead and Isaac was spared. After hearing the words of the Lord on the mountain and the gift of the ram, Abraham made this statement in Genesis 22:14: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided”. More...

05/05 EVERY MAN BY NAME...The Lord said to Abraham in Genesis 15:5: “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them…so shall your offspring be.” Today, astronomers estimate there are ten thousand billion trillion stars. That’s a 1 followed by 25 zeros and lots of exclamation points. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!! More...

04/28 PEACE BE WITH YOU! Following the morning Resurrection of Jesus, this incredible account is recorded in John 20:19-20: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.” More...

04/21 THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11. Indeed, the resurrection of Jesus guarantees the resurrection of EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING on Planet Earth! More...

04/18 CHRIST OUR PASSOVER LAMB HAS BEEN SACRIFICED…3500 years ago, God Almighty commanded Pharaoh to free the people of His Abrahamic covenant who were in bondage in Egypt. When Pharaoh refused, God sent 10 plagues, and announced His Deity in every one of them. The 10th was The Plague of the Firstborn, resulting in the deliverance known today as Passover.

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04/13 HE WILL PUT THE SHEEP ON HIS RIGHT AND THE GOATS ON HIS LEFT…With only days left until His crucifixion, Jesus ended His teachings with the prophetic parable of Matthew 25:31-46. Addressing the religious house of His day, He announced that when He returns to reign, He will gather His sheep and give them eternal life. But for the goats His words will be "Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." More...

04/07 HE SET HIS FACE TO GO TO JERUSALEM…Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus journeyed from the countryside of the Holy Land, up to the ancient city of Jerusalem, one last time. As He traveled through town after town, He constantly surprised all who would listen, teaching them in ways they could never have imagined.

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03/31 IN THE BEGINNING GOD… When Apollo 8 carried mankind into lunar orbit for the first time on December 24, 1968, Lunar Module Pilot William Anders began a live message with these words: "We are now approaching lunar sunrise. For all the people back on earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send to you. 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth...’”

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03/20 GOD IS WITH US..."Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; Speak the word, but it will not stand, For God is with us." Isaiah 8:10 has been sung for millennia at this time of the year to celebrate the deliverance of Purim, the salvation of a nation scheduled for total annihilation by their enemy.

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03/14 LIKE A BRIDEGROOM COMING OUT OF HIS CHAMBER… Where does one begin when sharing the breathtaking physical majesty and utter brilliance of the handiwork of God Almighty! “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge... In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other...” Psalm 19:1-6. More...

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