The Cove, Billy Graham, and the last days

Here’s a photo I took of Stella in North Carolina. On Tuesday, my wife Cathe and I had the privilege of sharing lunch with Billy Graham. What a wonderful time that was, and I will blog about that on Friday. We were in Asheville, North Carolina, speaking at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove on the theme of the Lord’s return. It was a thrill to meet so many people who follow our ministry, and I even met . . . read more ›

Wake up, sober up, and suit up

How are we, as followers of Jesus Christ, to live as we await His return? There are three things: we need to wake up, sober up, and suit up. We need to wake up Scripture tells us, “Let us not sleep, as others do” (1 Thessalonians 5:6). The Encyclopedia Britannica defines sleep as “a state of inactivity, with a loss of consciousness and a decrease in responsiveness to events taking place.” There are people in the Church today who have gone to . . . read more ›

Jesus is coming! Are you ready?

Yes, Jesus Christ is coming again. As a student and teacher of Bible prophecy for 35 years, it is my belief that the next event on the prophetic calendar will be the rapture of the Church. That is the event when we will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). I will be speaking on this topic at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove today through Wednesday. So, in light of all this . . . read more ›

Israel,Magog, and the Rapture

Today at Harvest, I will give the second of a five-part series on the last days. We will talk more about the amazing modern-day miracle of the return of the Jewish people to their homeland of Israel. The Bible warns that after she is re-gathered again, a large force from the north will descend on her, determined to destroy this nation. The Bible calls this force Magog (Ezekiel 38-39), and it will march with allies that come right from the . . . read more ›

Israel: a sign of the times

This Sunday at Harvest, I will be speaking about the events of the last days I will share with you reasons why I believe Jesus could come back at any moment. As I pointed out in my last post, a key to understanding Bible prophecy is to see the role of the nation Israel. God promised that she would be established in the land in the first place, scattered, and then regathered. And when the Jewish people returned to their homeland of . . . read more ›