The Bible does give us some very black-and-white things when it comes to knowing and understanding the forcasted events of the future, which is also known as prophecy. We know for instance that many of the prophecies of the Old Testament have in fact been fulfilled.  And, a number of those prophecies have been fulfilled during our lifetime.

While that is true, there are some prophecies that we have little knowledge about.  For instance, we don’t know what year Jesus is coming back, however, we do know that his coming is near. And by “near,” I mean what the New Testament means when it tells us, multiple times, that his coming is near.

The Next Big Thing - God calls his church, in every generation, to live in light of this remarkable truth: nothing now stands in the way of Jesus’s return. After his perfect life, sacrificial death for us, resurrection from the grave, and ascension to heaven to pour out his Spirit on his church, the next major movement in the history of the world is the second coming of Christ.

In the meantime, there are a variety of very interesting prophecies that address a variety of the current events that mark the days in which we are living.  Some of these prophecies are little known.  I can’t wait to tell you about one of those THIS SUNDAY as I do a Current Events Briefing.  These are always amazing opportunities to tie the things we hear about on the news and read about in the paper, to the insights and forecasts in the Bible.  Someone has said, “Prophecy is history written in advance.”  I think that’s so true.  I hope you’ll come expecting to find once again, what an amazing book the Bible is. 

This is one of those great times to invite someone to experience Deer Flat with you.

On a second note, we have a real need:  We have over 100 children signed up for Kids Camp next week.  We are a bit pressed for housing.  We are looking for a trailer or motor-home that would provide housing for the Camp Speaker to stay in, which will open up more space for the kids.  If you can help us out, please call the office. 208.459.3845

We’re off to a great month.  Thank you for helping make it a significant summer that is filled with difference making events!  You guys are absolutely the greatest flock.  I feel so fortunate to be the shepherd of the Deer Flat Family!  I can’t wait to see you this Sunday!

All For Jesus,

Pastor D

Pastor Dave McGarrah