Apr 192015
 

The Christian website, gotquestions.org, answers questions regarding faith, Scripture, Bible history, etc., but also queries about the difficulties in living out the Christian life daily.overcominghabitualsin

Today’s Post is their response to an age-old challenge.

Click the blue HEADLINE LINK above to read it.

And, I might add, the power of the Holy Spirit in the spiritual warfare with the enemies of our souls:

“… my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…” Ephesians 6:10-17

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Apr 182015
 

nyfZero Hedge: “What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.

In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.  So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York.”

Opinion: I usually avoid these kinds of headlines because they are hard to prove. But according to Reuters news the New York Fed is doing just that, moving to Chicago. I also try to avoid articles that scream ‘fire’ in a movie theatre. Mostly they are seeking to sell headlines to make you buy or subscribe to something.

I am not selling anything. But I am looking for signs.

Over the past month I posted twice on the calamities that often happen in and around April 19-20 (called the Days of Aggression by one of my advisors). This year they also coincide with a 40-year cycle of war and peace.

So what does it mean?

It means that we are to pay attention to what is going on around us. Jesus was tough on the Pharisees when they tested Him for a sign from Heaven about Himself:

“When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ Hypocrites, you know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” Matthew 16: 2-3

You see that? While the church has become complacent with not knowing the day or the hour, we certainly can know when the time is near.

Or are we hypocrites?

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Apr 172015
 

frameworkFront Page Magazine: “It  was recently revealed that the President intends to publicly endorse specific borders and other terms for a Palestinian state, which he hopes will go down in history as the “Obama Framework.”  But it would be more truthful to call it what it is — the Palestinian Framework.

The new “Obama Framework” scheme was reported on March 30 by Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, a journalist whom the Obama administration has often used to leak information it wants to float for trial balloons.

  • Palestine’s territory would be based on Israel pre-1967 borders
  • Jerusalem would be the capital of both nations.”
  • The thorny question of Palestinian refugees would be dispatched with a call for an ‘agreed solution’.”
  • A stipulation that Israel would remain the homeland of the Jewish people.”
  • A description of security arrangements would glide over the question of exactly how the West Bank and Gaza would be prevented from becoming a launching pad for attacks on Israel.

20speech-popupOpinion: First, it is important to note that the authors Moshe Philips and Benyamin Korn are forgetting that according to the prophets when Israel is restored to the land a second time – it will never again be uprooted, Amos 9:15; Isaiah 11:11.

Second, notice that the so-called Obama Framework has not changed since the president’s speech on May 19, 2011 when the president declared that the prevailing borders before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war — adjusted to some degree to account for Israeli settlements in the West Bank — should be the basis of a deal.

But that doesn’t mean that Biblically ignorant politicians will not try to destroy Israel, but in fact, they are the people God will use to bring about the prophesied wars that will determine Israel’s glorious future.

Zechariah 14:4On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.”

Isaiah 2:4He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more.”

Revelation 20:1-3 “And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient snake, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations any more until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.”

 

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Apr 122015
 
Sunday Post: ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH

Today’s Post comes from The Berean Call.org and it summarily explains the difference between Israel and the Church. The text we have excerpted from www.bereancall.org is from their radio program and podcast called Search the Scriptures 24/7 with T.A. McMahon. On their site, you can download and listen, or you can click on the Transcript

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Apr 092015
 
Mideast Disasters Multiply Thanks To U.S. Power Vacuum

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “In the summer of 2007, first-term Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois greatly enhanced his media-perceived gravitas with what was hailed as a weighty article in Foreign Affairs magazine. Its title was “Renewing American Leadership.” But it is its subtitle that is painfully ironic today: “Common Security for our Common Humanity.” The

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Apr 062015
 
What Would Happen If Martial Law Was Declared In America?

Zero Hedge: “In recent weeks, there has been a lot of concern that an upcoming eight week military exercise on U.S. soil known as “Jade Helm” is actually a dress rehearsal for the imposition of martial law in this country. One of the reasons for the high level of concern is that we have seen a

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Apr 052015
 
The Feast of Firstfruits Begins at Sundown Tonight

FIRSTFRUITS Jewish Observance: Passover occurs on the 14th, Unleavened Bread on the 15th, and Firstfruits is celebrated on the 16th day of Nisan. The Feast celebrates the barley harvest, the first crop planted in the winter. By spring the barley is beginning to ripen and the first sheaf (firstfruits) is ready to cut. The cutting

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