The Time of the End

by Mike Ratliff

20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
and shut your doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until the fury has passed by.
21 For behold, the Lord is coming out from his place
to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity,
and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it,
and will no more cover its slain. (Isaiah 26:20-21 ESV)

God is Sovereign! He has always been and always will be Sovereign. I use Gmail as my main email. Unfortunately Google embeds ads in the interface just above the control buttons. Sometimes I will see something interesting there and click it. Usually I regret it. A few days ago I saw one that advertised a study that was supposed to show the real definition of Hyper-Calvinism. I am Reformed in my Theology, but I abhor Hyper-Calvinism. I know that many confuse the two so I hit the link to see what was what. The formula this writer of the document used to determine if a person was Hyper-Calvinistic was if all they talked about was God’s Sovereignty and glory instead of insisting on man’s responsibility. While I can see what the writer was trying to say I also saw that even though he agreed that God was Sovereign, he still was not sovereign over Man’s will. I read about half the document then gave up because the further I read the less Sovereignty God had and the more Man had. I had to go get a cold drink of water after that because it left a very bad taste in my mouth. Isn’t this the very essence of Man’s rebellion against God? Continue reading

Wanna Go to the Catalyst Reverb?





An unrivaled gathering of young, talented, and highly creative leaders. An event that addresses the unique needs of Next Generation Leaders, their vision, and their unique revolutionary spirit. Three days of inspiring content, powerful worship, and unprecedented experiences. It’s Catalyst.The Catalyst Conference is a premiere Leadership experience held in Atlanta, GA, on October 3-5, 2007. Catalyst has quickly become THE event for young leaders from all over the country. After seven years and 50,000 alumni, the Catalyst community is greater than we ever imagined. And we’d like to invite you to join the Catalyst community on October 3-5 in Atlanta.Here is what you need to do:

  1. Take advantage of special GROUP rates by registering early to attend Catalyst. Register your group of 10 or more BEFORE June 28th, 2007 and receive the exclusive SUPER sweet deal of $209 (normally $309). The offer will only be available with your Catalyst Concierge by calling 888.334.6569, or registering online.
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We hope you’ll get involved in at least one of these ways, and most importantly – that you will join us in October!Remember, bring your entire team! Register your group of 10 or more before June 28th to receive the SUPER sweet offer of $209 per person (a $309 value). This offer is only available through your Catalyst Concierge by calling 888.334.6569, or by registering online.Visit the Catalyst website by clicking here.888-334-6569

Great leaders have resonance that stays with people. Their lives create a cultural reverb, leaving a lasting impression on everyone in their circles of influence. How loud is your life + leadership? For three days in October, you are invited to a convergence of leaders like this. Please make no mistake- this is a gathering that will shake you to your core. The music and worship are intense. Our speakers are the benchmark other conferences watch and hope to gather. But the true power of this event can’t be programmed, because it’s a discovery you can only make through personal experience. One Catalyst can create significant change. But 10,000 can actually make history. That much influence has REVERB.