Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I Know Him

By Dr, Douglas Stauffer

Genesis 18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Introductory Thoughts

Every devoted believer treasures the thought that one day God will say to him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21). Abraham was such a man who exhibited faithfulness. In fact, it was God who commended Abraham for his faithful life though living in a very wicked world. The Lord came to visit Abraham in the plains of Mamre while on His way to bring judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. As the visit was coming to an end, the Lord remained with Abraham as the two angels journeyed toward Sodom. Interestingly, the Bible reveals the mind of the Lord as He contemplated whether or not to tell Abraham about the judgment coming to Sodom. Why would the Lord consider it necessary to tell Abraham? The Bible provides insight when the Lord said, “I know him.” God told Abraham because Abraham showed himself faithful (Amos 3:7).

Devotional Thoughts

· (For children): God sees everything we do and how we act at home, at church and everywhere else. Can He count on you to obey your parents at home? Does He hear you asking for prayer and joining the class while singing in Sunday School? Would He praise you for listening to the Bible story, sharing your toys with others, and keeping your hands to yourself?
· (For everyone): Why do you think the Lord knew He could depend on Abraham to obey Him? Can you think of any reasons why the Lord would think He can count on you?
· God said He knew Abraham, and He knows you too! What does God know about you? Can He count on you to do the right things? Can your family depend upon you?

Prayer Thoughts

· Ask the Lord to reveal the true level of your dependability.
· Ask the Lord to help you to become more dependable today and in the future. Ask God for the right opportunities to be faithful.

Monday, February 20, 2012


The Bible tells us that God will send Strong Delusion to the wicked leaders of the world in the last days. I believe that Strong Delusion is being sent to these evil man right now, and that it will get worse and worse as we wind down the the Rapture and the Great Tribulation.

I have posted an article at my online journal, Blessed Quietness, discussing the schemes to cause a holocaust to reduce the world's population. The strange thing is that these schemers are putting in motion the very mechanism that God will use to destroy them.


Saturday, January 21, 2012


This blog is dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Old Testament of the Bible reveals how God works in time and eternity, but especially how he created and rescued his special friends. When Adam and Eve fell, they took us with them. It has been war ever since in which God is calling us all out of the slave market of Satan to turn to Christ.

This site deals mainly with the culture, social customs, and geography of the Old Testament times. The content here will not be inspired, nor should you ever hold my observations as authoritative as the Word of God itself. Some call this higher criticism, but that art, though innocent in origin, became the playground of depraved scholars who wanted to relegate inspiration to the back room. Meanwhile, higher criticism has become a way of ripping up the final authority of the Word of God.

So, I wish to find information which you can use to ONLY add local color to your Bible study.

I welcome suggestions, and if you see content here that seems to contradict the Word of God, you MUST send mail and tell me about it. I will certainly change any such errors.


Steve Van Nattan