Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.

Behold, He is Coming in the Clouds! IV

My last article dealt with the blessed hope of all Christians. If you would the last article in this series, please click this link He is Coming in the Clouds! Part III Today we will begin to examine, the seven … Continue reading

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Behold, He is Coming on the Clouds! Part III

WHAT IS THE BLESSED HOPE? Understanding the rapture of the church to be THE singular event of imminence, concerning the last days, is a massive error. We discussed this in my last blog post. (if you have not read it … Continue reading

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Behold, He is Coming in the Clouds! II

As we continue our discussion on the 7 signs prior to the “our gathering together to Him” or what is termed the rapture to Christians in our age, we need to address one of the tenants of the most pervasive … Continue reading

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Behold, He is Coming in the Clouds!

It seems that wickedness and lawlessness has expanded across the whole earth, in the last 3 years, at an exponential rate. If wickedness can be define as behavior which is contrary to God’s moral law, we are seeing an unprecedented … Continue reading

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A Prodigal or a Whiner… What’s worse?

Luke 15:11-14 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons.  And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many … Continue reading

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Any Given Second, Minute, Hour or Any Given Day

There are 86,400 seconds in a day—there are 1440 minutes in a day—there are 24 hours in a day—there are 365 days in a year. In any of those seconds, minutes, hours or days, there are Christians around the world … Continue reading

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIMIT GOD?

The title implies a ridiculous question to many in the realm of western Christianity. To suggest that God can be limited, to many Christians, would mean God is not Almighty. This kind of thinking is not unbiblical, but totally unnecessary. … Continue reading

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OCCUPIED BY CHRIST! We Better BE! Part II

In my last post we looked began to into the nature and origin of demons. This began with the Lord Jesus explaining what occurs when a demon is cast out of a person. We began with Matthew 12:43-45 43 and … Continue reading

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OCCUPIED BY CHRIST! We Better BE!

Matthew 12:43-45 43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, … Continue reading

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False Flags and a Tipping Point

We live in very interesting and unsettling times. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we see the sign of the times and should have enthusiastic hope that Christ’s return is nearer than when we first believed. This same hope … Continue reading

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