With the acceptance of the Day of Judgment, everything else in the bible is complete and there is no
need to be looking for anything else to come about. Rev 1.7. Acts 1.11.
I say that, because we have so many people teaching Old Testament prophesies are about Russia, China, the middle east, etc. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Old Testament books tell you what the book is about in the very first chapter. Just go to chapter one and read the opening verses, they will tell you the author and why he is writing and what he is writing about. Isaiah 1.1-4. Jer 1.1-3. Ezekiel 1.1-3.
The Old Testament ends at Christ, it is completed in Christ and has nothing to be passed on after the New Testament pages. Rom 10.4. Matt 5.17-18. Gal 3.23-29.
There is nothing in the pages of the Old Testament books, speaking of warfare among America and foreign armies. That is the doctrine of men and we need to leave such doctrines alone. Rom 16.17.
Being thankful for what one has is the first step toward getting better opportunities. The bible instructs men to be thankful, because we cannot be held responsible for every scenario that we find ourselves in. Col 3.15 If we are thankful for life and limb, that same appreciation with our health will get us out of many situations. Dan 4.28-30.
Having a sound mind and body along with determination, will get one out of poverty. Using the same will power helps one find a soul mate. Having the same will power helps one understand the word of the Lord and to apply the scriptures in everyday life thereby opening the door for entrance into heaven. 2 Pt 1.4-11.
Look for opportunities and be ready to use all your talents. Believe you are worth something and don't let nothing hold you back, because you have a soul to save; let the word of God assist you in saving it. Wear thankfulness like a shirt, determination like pants and use willpower for your shoes.
To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock,
don’t be silent to me,
lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You,
when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Don’t take me away with the wicked
and with the workers of iniquity,
who speak peace to their neighbors with evil in their hearts.
Give them according to their deeds,
and according to the wickedness of their endeavors.
Give them according to the work of their hands
because they do not regard the works of the Lord,
nor the operation of His hands.
He shall destroy them and not build them up.
Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
My heart trusted in Him and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices
and with my song I will praise Him.
The Lord is their strength and He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
and bear them up forever. Psalm 28
In Acts 20.7, we read of the church in Troas, leaving their homes and gathering on the first of the week to break bread (partake of the communion or known by another name, the Lord’s supper). Matt 26.26-29. 1 Cor 10.16. 1 Cor 11.23-26.
This example sets the pattern for when the communion is to be observed with that being Sunday. To be scriptural we must follow the example given by the scripture. If one believes the communion is to be observed once a year, scripture must be produced which authorizes such a procedure. If no bible authority for the act, it becomes the commandments of men. Mark 7.13.
By a careful study of the scriptures provided, we see that every member of the church partakes of the unleavened bread and drinks the cup which is the fruit of the vine (blood of the grape) and this is to be done in memory of the suffering of Christ as He endured the agony of the night and finally the cross itself.
If you visit the Mt Airy church of Christ on a Sunday, this is one of the acts of worship you will see being observed.