LandMarks Magazine Contents

2021 April

Editorial – Enforcing the Mark of the Beast

The Bible predicts in Revelation 13 that just before the end of the world the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:1–10) is going to be enforced upon the whole human race.

Are You Ready?

The Bible says that at the end of time many people will not be ready for the Lord’s return. It will be a terrible experience to realize they need to be ready now or risk not being ready at all.

The Simplicity of the Gospel

The gospel of Christ is simply this: confess your sins and make restitution where applicable, repent of your sins by turning from them and commit them no more, and then follow the Lord in all that He says.

Ask, and It Shall Be Given You

If you ask in faith, presenting the name of God’s Son as your endorsement, your prayer will be heard and answered.

Inspiration – Preparation for Christ’s Coming

Do you think that any of us, when He comes, will be brought before the great Judge and will feel that we have devoted too much time to preparation?

I Was a Mess

My name is Frank Samuels. I am 84 years old. Twenty years ago, I was out in the world and was a real mess.

Story – The Fence Story

This man hired a wise Scotsman to build a fence around his lot. He gave him very particular directions. In the evening, when the Scotsman came in from his work, the man said,...

Keys to the Storehouse – Am I Willing or Willful?

...but still we often struggle to be willing to surrender our lives and let Jesus do the work that He has promised to do in us.

Nature – Singing Sand

Scientists today call it “singing sand,” but they all refer to the same thing: sand grains shuffling down the slopes of certain sand dunes...

Question – What does it mean to worship God in Spirit and in truth?

Question: What does it mean to worship God in Spirit and in truth? Answer: Jesus said, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers...

Health – Surprising Benefits of Cold Showers

A cold shower is often an annoyance in western societies, rather than an unavoidable necessity. Now, however, many are voluntarily turning their taps as cold as they can in the name of “wellness.”

Journey with Jesus

The second beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).

Recipe – Greens and Olives

Choose Your Olive Wisely Olives and olive oil were not only an important component of the ancient Mediterranean diet, but also one of the most successful industries in antiquity. The olive also came to have a wider cultural significance, most famously as a branch of peace and as the victor’s crown in the ancient Olympic ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Developing the Mind

April 25 – May 1, 2021 - What does sin do to our minds, the home of our characters, and how can it be eliminated from our lives? Psalms 51:1–4; 32:5.

Bible Study Guides – Love and Self-respect

May 2 – 8, 2021 - It is not pleasing to God that you should demerit yourself. You should cultivate self-respect by living so that you will be approved by your own conscience, and before men and angels. …

Bible Study Guides – Mental and Physical Health

May 9 – 15, 2021 - A strict compliance with the requirements of God is beneficial to the health of body and mind. In order to reach the highest standard of moral and intellectual attainments,...

Bible Study Guides – Emotions

May 16 – 22, 2021 - Contrast the effects of emotions that tend to break down the life forces with those that build them up. Proverbs 17:22.

Bible Study Guides – Overcoming Character Flaws

May 23 – 29, 2021 - Christ has given us no assurance that to attain perfection of character is an easy matter. A noble, all-round character is not inherited.

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.