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Question #1:

Hello Dear Brother,

I apologize for the delay but I've spent several weeks going to & from appointments. I again apologize for not being able to recall exactly what I knew when last we spoke so I'll just refresh our recollections. [details about impending surgery omitted]

Please continue to pray for me, but as always, we pray the Father's Will be done. Whatever the outcome, I am at peace & take comfort in Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

My dear friend with leukemia, is undergoing her transplant July 8th.
[note: this was postponed due to Covid: please keep praying]


Again, my apologies for this long note but I wanted to share all of the good works the prayers do. I know this is a given but in the Father's Wisdom, all that we pray for does not get a yes answer. Trusting in Him requires that we just as gratefully accept a No answer or to just be patient and still and Know that He is The Father who loves & cares for us and will always do what's best for us - no matter what our mortal minds conceive to be the "right" answer.

In Our Savior Jesus Christ who Knows all things, Is all things and Controls all things,
Much love in Christ,

Response #1:

I appreciate the update, my friend! I'll be keeping these matters in my prayers. Please let me know when you have to have the surgery and how it goes [note: it went well; thanks much to all who prayed for our sister on the Ichthys list].

Thanks also for the update about your sister – positive news but not everything hoped for yet. I'm keeping her (and your friend) in my prayers as well.

"The Father who loves & cares for us and will always do what's best for us - no matter what our mortal minds conceive to be the "right" answer." Amen!

Take care of yourself.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #2:

Hi Dr,

I pray all is well with you. Thank you for your continued prayers and your ministry in faithfully sending the email postings. I read almost all of them. I can see your university is struggling with how to handle classes for this semester in-light of COVID so prayers to their decision and prayerfully it will be done in wisdom and for the benefit of faculty and students.

As far as my motion to the Court, it was denied. Basically, in my previous email when I informed you about whether I should act or wait on the Lord, I believe this response tells me the Lord's will. To wait on him. He will open the "impossible door" when He is ready.

The great thing is that I am still able to do ministry and help others here. I am the "lawyer" here so the Lord is using me to help others with their personal cases. So I see the Lord has put a need there and through him I have helped others to get released or in the process. So that is a blessing.

Thanks for everything and continue your work for Christ our Lord. It has ministered to me while I am in here and even prior.

God Bless and have a great evening

Response #2:

I'm deeply sorry to hear this, my friend. But your spiritual courage and positive attitude for the Lord in the face of this disappointment is a witness to me. It encourages me to be "strong and courageous" in the knowledge that others are facing far more serious challenges (Heb.13:3).

Today is likely to be "interesting". Look for an update on this in one of the coming postings I'm sure. But I still am praying for my letter to be returned (if you know what I mean).

Keeping you and your family in my prayers daily, my friend.

In Jesus Christ our dear Lord and Savior (Is.42:7).

Bob L.
[note: our friend has been delivered – so a big thank you to all who were praying for him from the Ichthys list. God is good!]

Question #3:

Doc...I'm not sure if I asked you to pray for this person, but regardless, I want you to keep them in your prayers. It's someone one the internet known only as Zone-Sama. She's a very famous (and notorious) person on the internet who makes "hentai" if you don't know what that is: it's animated porn. She makes all sorts of horrible corruptions of children's cartoons and games, even ones about rape. She clearly doesn't know God or have a relationship with Jesus. She very much indulges in creating and proliferating these abominations. Please pray she'll repent and come to Christ.

Response #3:

I've said a prayer because you asked me to, but this person is not going on my list.

In such cases of exceptional hardness, we shouldn't hold our breath (cf. 2Thes.2:9-12); on the other hand, we do have rare exceptions like Saul-Paul.  After all, we're told by our Lord to pray for those who persecute us (Matt.5:44-46), so it's very likely that some believers prayed for Saul before he became Paul . . . and those prayers were answered.

Question #4:

Doc, I'm concerned for my mother. She claims to be a believer yet she acts nothing like one should. Please pray she'll be saved if she isn't, same with the rest of my family.

Response #4:

I'll say a prayer for her.

The best witnesses for family members are other family members – if they are walking close to the Lord. So consider that your personal spiritual growth and effort to walk close to the Lord affects everyone around you. Best to strive to have it affect them for good. Be the "ark of deliverance" for your whole family. Prayers like this are best when backed up by the legitimate actions we can and should be taking ourselves (1Cor.9:19; cf. 1Pet.3:1).

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #5:

Doc...if everything is in the complete control of God, why do we need to pray?

Response #5:

For OUR own benefit, no doubt!

The "Lord's prayer" (see the link), for example, is praying for things we already know we have, e.g., "daily bread" (He never lets us down); "forgiveness of sins" (He died for them all already); "deliver us" (we know through faith that we have the resurrection, the ultimate deliverance). But the Lord told us to pray this – no doubt in large part to remind us that He is looking out for us always.

Prayer is conversation with the Lord. Very important to keep the lines of communication open with anyone we care about – and doubly so with the Lord who is our all and our everything.

Yes, He is in complete control – and praying as we should in the Spirit helps us to remember that and to internalize that and to believe that with all our hearts.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #6:

Hi Bob,

I asked the Lord for something very specific for myself. Just something little that was going to help to take some of the pressure off me at the moment. Well the Lord answered my prayer on Friday in a way that it was so obviously Him. I could have worked around it somehow myself but I trusted Him to help me instead and He answered my prayer - He gave me exactly what I asked for without me having to do anything but ask Him and trust Him. I just wanted to share this with you because I want to give our Lord all of the glory for this. I thank Him with my whole heart for always being with me, for always being by my side watching over me and taking care of me.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
John 15:7

Keeping you in my prayers too, Bob.

In our dear Lord Jesus

Response #6:

That's wonderful!

God is really good, isn't He? It's always a real blessing to have a specific prayer answered quickly like that. These are good "memorials" to keep in mind whenever we are in a hard place where waiting is part of the testing. Sometimes we do have to wait for deliverance; sometimes we have to wait a long time for deliverance. But God is always faithful. Always.

Keeping you in my prayers, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #7:

Hi Dr. Luginbill,

Thank you! I am hoping and praying the same but only cautiously optimistic. I eat healthy and have always taken a holistic approach to my health. I will update you once I get results. It's the pain that has been unbearable at times - which has me lean towards some sort of arthritis - but we shall see. Praying for a diagnosis, plan, and optimum health.

Response #7:

I'm praying for those things for you too.

Nothing is impossible for the Lord.

"For I am the LORD who heals you."
Exodus 15:26b NKJV

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Psalm 103:2-3 NKJV

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #8:

How do I pray properly? Without it being "magic" or trying to manipulate God? This is the one question the enemy doesn't want me to ask, so I'm asking.

Response #8:

Prayer is talking to the Lord. Of course, since He is the Lord, we should approach Him with respect – and with the full knowledge of who He is: He can't NOT know anything nor could He ever be manipulated. But we sure ought to pray regardless:

Pray without ceasing.
1st Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

Here are some links:

Prayer Questions I

Prayer Questions II

Prayer Questions III

Prayer Questions IV

Prayer Questions V

The Lord's prayer I

The Lord's prayer II

The Lord's prayer III

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #9:

Hi Bob,

I'm so sorry to hear about the pressure you are under at the moment. If it hurts you then it hurts me too. I do promise to keep this in my daily prayers for you.

I certainly have faith that the Lord will bring you through this and that He is working it all out for good. He's done it before for you and I know that He will do it again.

I thank our Lord that we can come humbly and boldly before Him in prayer (Hebrews 4:16). That we can support each other in prayer. It's so important - it's what the Lord has called us to do. It's something that recently the Spirit has given me a desire to focus in on even more. To move deeper into prayer. The beautiful ministry of prayer. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer (1 Peter 3:12) And it's so encouraging to hear about answers to prayer.

We're in the good fight of faith together and I'm praying for you. Thank you so much for your prayers for me too. I seem to be getting flak from a few directions - but I'm hanging in there!

In Jesus

Response #9:

It's good to have such a fine "prayer warrior" on my side!

Thanks for your prayers, my friend – and for your good words and encouragement. They mean a lot to me.

I'll let you know.

Would you mind this wonderful email being posted? I'm looking to be doing a Saturday posting on prayer generally and this one is right on target.

Keeping you and yours in my prayers daily as well.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #10:

I'd love you to share it, Bob! And I'm looking forward to reading more about prayer when you post it too.

Life seems to be busier than ever for me at the moment (as you know). I'm still praying for my family but in the meantime it's a challenge for me when my mind and heart are on completely different things to theirs. But it is what it is - it's just not always easy. I'm being careful that it doesn't distract me or hold me back from making forward progress in the Lord. We're far too close to the Tribulation for that. The Lord is with me and watching over me - He'll help me through.

Thanks again for your prayers, Bob. Prayer is powerful because our God is powerful. We aim to glorify the Lord in everything we think and say and do - including prayer. Praying in the Spirit, according to His will and for His glory.

"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."
John 14:13-14

The Lord's promise to us and we believe it and trust in Him. He loves us, He hears us and He responds to our prayers. Our faith is strengthened and all the glory is His.

Praying for you too. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

In Jesus

Response #10:

Thank you!

I'm very grateful for your prayer support, my friend. Got a little bit of good news today, so things may turn out OK after all.

I'm also very grateful to have a supportive spiritual comrade in arms like yourself who is enthusiastic for the truth and making best efforts to get ready for what is coming. It surprises me that so few people fall into that category, especially given the times. Yes, we have the advantage of actually KNOWING that we are on the cusp of the end. But you would think that believers generally would have some idea, just from having at least a tiny amount of divine viewpoint by virtue of being believers. And then of course there is all the craziness in the world and its rapid intensification. Seems like all that is happening ought to be getting their attention - - but in fact the lukewarmness continues, more tepid than ever.

We CAN get through . . . with His help.

(12) I know how to handle humiliation; I also know how to handle prosperity. I have learned by experience in each and every way how to handle being abundantly provided for and being impoverished, being in prosperity and being in a state of deprivation. (13) I have the strength to endure all [extremes] in the One who empowers me to do so.
Philippians 4:12-13

HE is our strength, even when we are feeling weak.

He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV

(9) But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (10) That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2nd Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV

So if we revere Him, we have nothing at all to fear.

When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4 ESV

When the Lord returns, will He "find faith" still alive on earth (Lk.18:8)? We are determined for the answer to be a resounding "Yes!" . . . if it is His will for us to abide until His glorious return.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #11:

Hi Bob,

I'm thanking the Lord today for your little bit of good news! Keeping you in my prayers. And thank you so much for all of your encouragement and the verses you shared with me. It always does me so much good!

I know what you mean about all the craziness in the world. Even my unbelieving co-workers and some of our patients are commenting on how bad and depressing the news is now and that they don't watch it anymore. So as you say, you'd think believers would be sitting up and taking more notice. Sometimes their lukewarmness surprises me more than the increasingly nutty events that are going on in the world. But then it's Laodicea and what happens when believers don't love or study the Bible. And I think the pre-trib false teaching plays a massive part in it too. If believers think they're going to be "raptured" before the trouble starts then they're feeling very comfortable as they are - no problem - just sit back and chill. You could have a pastor-teacher out there with a big congregation who teaches a lot of sound doctrine but if he's teaching a pre-trib rapture then how many of those true believers are going to be included in the third that apostatize in the Tribulation? That one piece of false teaching alone is enough to cause such horrendous damage. It's so sad. I pray that more people find somewhere like Ichthys that teaches the truth. I do believe those few who truly do want the truth will be led to it.

Life goes on as normal for now but I never forget about what is coming our way soon. I'm VERY grateful to the Lord and to you for your teaching on the Tribulation and that I still have a little bit of time left to prepare myself spiritually. When things finally kick off can you just imagine the feeling of panic for those who haven't made the most of the time they have now to prepare themselves. I'll be ready to help those who want and need my help.

In Jesus

Response #11:

Thanks, yes – a little bit more good news today as well. So I'm hoping that the present trouble will dispel over the next few weeks and months. So grateful for your prayers and for your patience with my obscureness.

Indeed. I do believe that the pre-Trib "rapture" is a very dangerous "feel good" false teaching for the very reasons you discuss. "Once saved, always saved" is as well, because someone taking that one to the limit might suppose that it doesn't matter whether or not a believer "takes the mark" – whereas it makes all the difference in the world.

I was struck today reading in Revelation the following passage:

Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
Revelation 8:3-5 NKJV

"For" rather than "with" is correct here, but either way the striking thing is that the commencement of the trumpet judgments is framed as a direct response to what we will be (and have been) praying for down here on earth. So even though it will be plenty bad and challenging during the Tribulation, we believers can rest assured that everything coming down on earth and its inhabitants from the Lord is not only not directed at us but is also being deployed on our behalf – as a direct response to prayer. In those days, we will be able to say about all such thundering we hear, "that's not enemy 'incoming' fire meant to destroy us; that's friendly 'outgoing' fire support".

Thanks again for the prayers, my friend – keeping them up for you and yours on this end as well.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #12:

Hi Bob,

I'm so happy you had a little bit more good news. I'll keep the prayers going for you. The Lord knows Bob, and that's all that matters.

Thank you for trusting Him and for relying on His strength. It's such an encouragement to me right now.

I loved the passage you shared with me from Revelation. I want to write some more to you about it tomorrow. For some reason I've had so many interruptions here tonight.

I'm very grateful for your prayers too.

In Jesus

Response #12:

Thanks – tomorrow will be critical, so thanks in advance for prayer!

"The Lord knows . . ." Amen! And it's all been "baked into the perfect cake of the plan of God".

No worries about the interruptions. Life-flak comes fast and furious sometimes. In fact, in my experience, it does so with such regularity that when it occasionally lets up we have to be extra careful not to lose our spiritual balance. Sort of like a long tug of war match when the other side suddenly gives up and you lose tension – if you're not careful, you'll fall on your backside.

Keeping you and yours in my prayers too, my friend!

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #13:

Hi Bob,

I hope things went okay for you today. I've been praying.

Thank you for what you wrote to me about Revelation 8:3-5. When we hear the thundering begin, there is nothing to fear for us believers. We know that it is God's judgment on evil. Even though it will be plenty bad and challenging we will know that the Lord loves us and our prayers have been heard and responded to. The answer to our prayers is not far away - "Thy kingdom come .... " - the blessing of our dear Lord Jesus returning to rule in His millennial Kingdom.

It really is amazing to see what an important part our prayers play in this passage of scripture. It got me thinking about how important our prayers are for each other in the tests, trials and tribulations we all go through right now. And the prayers we pray for those who are lukewarm and those who aren't yet saved. The Lord knew every single prayer that has, is and will be offered up to Him and it's all included in His perfect plan. That's so wonderful! The privilege, the importance and the power of prayer.

Some verses I read tonight on prayer.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart.
Luke 18:1

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

"Life-flak comes fast and furious sometimes", that's a perfect way of putting it. Thanks for your prayers for me too, Bob!

In Jesus

Response #13:

Things went well enough. God is good!  Thank you for those prayers! Hopefully the situation will be on the back burner now for the foreseeable future. You can take your foot off of the prayer accelerator now!

Great verses to keep in mind. God DOES answer prayer – and everything in the "Lord's prayer" is already a complete present, past and future reality which cannot be undone (except for our forgiving others or failing to do so). And yet we are told by our Lord to be praying for these things anyway. Every prayer is part of the plan of God and the divine decrees – but only if we actually ended up praying them.

Thanks again for your prayers support, my friend – greatly appreciated.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #14:


I've taken your advice and am resting this weekend and making sure I rest up every weekend.
Have read through your emails and had communion and prayed for your ministry and individual prayers on the list.

I am very glad to hear of successes in enrolment and will keep praying for your material provision as well as you, your loved ones and your ministry.

Also, I need your advice my friend on building up my personal prayer list. Other than your Ministry prayer list which I pray every Sunday and yourself, your family and ministry which I pray for every day. I want to formalise and organise a list myself.

Once I get started with my one ministry then I will be praying for whoever comes along and asks for prayer like with your own but until then...

I have formalised a list for who to pray for.
In the past it was who I remembered and who was of the most urgent need but because I find your list so helpful for who and what specifically to pray for.. I find I need your advice.
Should we prioritise prayer for fellow believers over unbelievers? How many should I pray for? Should I pray for people from the past who I have lost touch with or parted badly/had bad experiences with?

I started a list but it soon got out of hand.
My plan was the following...

1) Immediate family
2) fellow believers/ my ministry
3) extended family
4) immediate friends
5) absent friends (estranged friends)
6) government
7) myself

I don't know what you think of this?

I feel I need to have something written down to pray every day so I won't forget and it won't be a case of who I remember. However I started this with good intentions and my OCD got the better of me and guilt crept in over who I wasn't praying for and whether I should be praying for those in my past who are deep in sin! Help!

I realise that the Holy Spirit does lead us with prayer but what should I be doing?

With Christian love.

In Jesus,

Response #14:

Everyone has their own personal way to organize prayer and to pray, my friend. As long as we are getting to what we feel we need to get to every day, then there is no wrong way to do it. When asked about this, Jesus gave His disciples "the Lord's prayer", which is a wonderful rubric that covers all major concerns in a way that reassures us that we have everything we need already. Asking for help for others then is a natural next step.

For what it's worth, as long as you find what you've written here "workable" and not impossible, then I think it's quite nice.

Thanks for warm wishes and good words.

First day tomorrow (could have used about another week), so apologies in advance for the brevity in response.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #15:

Doc in spite of my dire situation, I try to pray for people who need to be prayed for...even prayer can count as a good work for Christ right? I mean, only unbelievers do nothing at all for Him, so I try to do something whenever I feel moved to...I know I should be praying without ceasing, and if I prayed more it would definitely help distract from the bad things I'm tempted by. How do I pray without ceasing? Praying all day every day would get very mentally exhausting.

Response #15:

Everything we do, even a cup of cold water given in the Name of Christ, will not fail to earn its due reward (Matt.10:42). By praying for others, you are indeed not only doing what you should be doing but ministering. So please do keep it up.

As far as getting exhausted, find the right balance for yourself, a time and amount of prayer you can do consistently and feel good about it and not be exhausted by it. This you can increase over time if that is where the Spirit leads you. "Without ceasing" means just this, namely, consistency in prayer (daily), not doing it every waking moment – that is impossible. Also, it is a bit trite by now, but please do not let "the perfect become the enemy of the good", that is, because "I can't do it the way I feel I should do it I won't do it at all!" Doing something right is better than doing nothing right – and a whole lot better than doing something wrong.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #16:

Hi Bob,

I hope you and your family are all well.

I wanted to let you know that my son is doing a little better. God is taking care of him.

Also, my daughter was recently saved a few weeks ago.

Praise God for His goodness and love. He takes care of us better than we can ever hope for. He is kind and merciful, patient and mighty. Praise His name forever.

God bless you man of God. May He keep you and yours safe and showered with many blessings.
We shall all see you in eternity where we will praise and worship our dear, sweet, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In Jesus’ name,

Response #16:

Thanks for the update!

Good news about your son . . . and WONDERFUL news about your daughter!!!

I appreciate all of your good and encouraging words as well. It's always also a boost to hear of loved ones long prayed for who finally come to the Lord. It's a reminder to everyone not to give up but to be persistent in prayer as our Lord told us to be (Luke 18:1-8).

Keeping you and your family in my daily prayers, my friend – and thanks so much for yours as well.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #17:

Doc, I have a prayer request. There's this cult in Russia where the leader literally claims to be the actual second coming of Christ.

Matthew 24:5
For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

He even made his own 3rd Testament of the Bible called the Last Testament(!?) and uses that as his cult's main teachings. This cult of course is called the Church Of The Last Testament. Please pray those caught in it will see they've been deceived by this con man, and come to true salvation.

Response #17:

OK, I said a prayer. The Lord hears your prayers too, you know.

Lots of possibilities out there for doing one's bit for the Church of Jesus Christ through prayer support. "Prayer warrior" is not at all a bad gift/ministry to have.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #18:

Good morning brother. Letting you know that through some recent inspiration and enlightening scriptures, I have been thinking about you, and G-ds purposed life for you, and others that faithfully pursue. We are blessed to know each other. Talk, sharpen, and above that to commune.

Praying for you daily, in the company of the men I am blessed to know as ambassadors of His Gospel. Have a great day in eternity with Jesus Christ Today.

Response #18:

Thank you for your prayers!

Question #19:

Dr. Luginbill,

Thank you for this notice about the Introduction to Hebrews. I am so happy about this - I am part way through a personal study of this book. I am certainly no scholar but I have been somewhat frustrated because most of the commentaries that I have read seem to miss the mark completely - obvious to even a novice like me. So I look forward with great anticipation to studying this book in depth with you. I had actually prayed that the next book (after you completed the Peter series) you chose would be Hebrews. I have to admit my faith was weak because I doubted that Hebrews would actually be chosen. I wanted it to be Hebrews, but didn't think it would really happen. God is so gracious and I am so undeserving of that grace. Anyway, I thank you profusely and give praise to God for His Providence. I will continue to remember you and your ministry in my prayers.

Response #19:

That is really interesting! There are no accidents in the plan of God.

Thanks so much for those prayers. I'll need a lot of them to get this done before we run out of time – and to do a good job with it.

Keeping you in my prayers daily, my friend.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #20:

Thank you Robert!! Your Prayers earlier in the year were a great blessing to us.

Mom passed February 2nd. She was a faithful Christian until the end and by the way current events are shaping up, we will be reunited someday soon. God bless you my friend and your powerful ministry.

Response #20:

I'm glad the prayers were of some help, though I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

You are right! All of our departed loved ones are doing a lot better than we are! And we will see them soon enough face to face. Important perspectives to keep in mind with all that is happening and with all that is coming.

In Jesus,

Bob L.

Question #21:

Dear Bob,

I pray this reply finds you and your family well. Many thanks for keeping me informed of your new and welcomed uploads. I'm really looking forward to reading this new addition. 25 years of ministry! How time flies! May Our dear Lord greatly bless you for all your diligent work which has and does mean a lot to so many of us.

May I ask a special request of you? This past year has been a difficult one for me physically. I was hospitalized for 3 months with what they said was "covid pneumonia." The stress of the months caused my heart to give out, necessitating a pacemaker. I have greatly improved since then, but my mobility is limited and I do need oxygen supplementation on a continual basis. Quite literally, 'something" wanted me dead, but "Someone" (blessed be He!) wanted me alive, and so here I am.

My request is this: could you send prayers my way for total recovery? With the current world events and Biblical prophecies being so evident, being in good health is critical, and right now, my physical condition is an unfortunate handicap. I pray for healing that I may have strength and endurance to meet any challenges that come my way. I pray we will all be given the provision and protection only God can give. My sincere gratitude is sent to you in advance.

Wishing you and yours peace, happiness and great health!

In Jesus' Holy Name!

Response #21:

It's good to hear from you, my friend – but I'm very sorry to hear of your health problems. I'm adding this to my personal list, and have also just posted a special request for you on Ichthys.

In Jesus our dear Savior (Ps.103:3),

Bob L.

Question #22:

Dear Bob,

Thank you for your kind reply and for extending the request for prayers. I do believe that the demonic attacks will try to interfere with any fervent prayerful follower of Our Lord, especially in these dire days. My well being is ultimately in Our Lord's Hands and Will, but prayers do and can intercede on our behalf. I thank you sincerely for those. I want to be as equipped as I can be to face whatever dark forces are unleashed against us.

I've been reading your new and informative release on Hebrews. You are so scholarly and thorough in your research and presentation. I have never doubted that Paul was the author of Hebrews. "I will never leave you or forsake you" is engraved on my heart. How I long to meet Our Lord face to face, and fall at His Feet!

You, also, are in my prayers daily. May Jesus our Beloved watch over you and yours daily!

God bless you and keep you safe!

Response #22:

"How I long to meet Our Lord face to face, and fall at His Feet!" Amen!

Regardless of how bad things sometimes get down here, nothing can stop our Lord from returning – or of taking us home at the perfect time.

We're one day closer today than we were yesterday!

In Jesus,

Bob L.



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