Aug 282016
 

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Have you ever thought about the freedom we have because of our belief in our redemption by Jesus Christ?

  • we are a new creation – 2 Cor. 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24
  • we are no longer under judgment – John 3:18; John 5:24
  • we are saved by grace through faith – Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9
  • we will not be subjected to God’s wrath – Romans 5:9; 1 Thess. 4:16-17
  • we cannot lose our salvation – Jude 1:24; Phil. 1:6
  • we are seen by God as perfected by Christ’s blood – Romans 8:1-11; Ephesians 1:13-14
  • we are children of God – John 1:12; 1 John 3:1
  • we have an intercessor in heaven – Romans 8:34; 1 Tim. 2:5
  • we are not slaves to sin – Romans 6:14-18; 1 Cor. 6:19-20
  • we will reign with Jesus, our King – 1 Peter 2:9; Rev. 5:9-10

We are free from the Law of Moses, we are free from condemnation, we have liberty as believers, but we are not free to break the law of love, Mark 12:30-31; Ephesians 5:1-2.

We are truly free only when we love and obey Jesus, John 14:21; 1 John 5:3-5.

Our salvation is secured by our faith; but our life on earth, in the flesh, will not be blessed if we are not following (obeying) what Jesus taught, 2 Timothy 2:21-26; Hebrews 12:5-8.

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Aug 232016
 

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Zero Hedge: “In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”

In other words, the Fed is already factoring in a scenario in which a shock to the economy leads to additional QE of either $2 trillion, or in a worst case scenario, $4 trillion, effectively doubling the current size of the Fed’s balance sheet.”

Opinion: We have been saying since the (supposed) end of QE 3 in 2014, that QE 4 was coming because the economy is propped up on counterfeit money and has been since November 2008.

When the big one comes, economists will wonder why no one saw it coming. They will opine that the Fed had it wrong. That printing money was only delaying a bigger problem while making the rich much – much richer.

The Apostle John saw that coming 2000 years ago “do not hurt the oil and wine“; the rich represented by the oil and wine will be just fine in the first 3 years of the tribulation. (Rev 6:5-6)

Antichrist will have made a deal in the Middle East and a brief period of peace will come upon the world. The Church will have been gone and the world will happily accept the mastermind of the greatest deal ever made as a sort of messiah.

Everybody will be happy: Jews will have a temple, Arabs who survived the Psalm 87 and Gog and Magog wars will have a leader to follow, as will many who called themselves Christians but were left behind, similar to the days before the flood, Mat. 24:38.

But precisely 42 months after the peace deal is enforced, that same leader will walk into a rebuilt temple and declare himself god Daniel 9:27.

The next 42 months will be hell on earth – so much so that John warns everyone with one of the most frightening verses in the Bible for those who have refused the pardon that the cross of Christ provides:

“In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.” (Rev. 9:6)

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Aug 212016
 

“The God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalm 46:7

The first time we see God entering Jacob’s life was that memorable night at Bethel.

A fugitive from his father’s house, fleeing from his brother’s wrath, with probably no thought of God in his mind at all, “When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.” (Genesis 28:11)

As we see him there, asleep on the bare ground, we get a striking picture of man in his natural state. Man is never so helpless—as when asleep! It was while he was in this condition, that God appeared to him, and said, “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

The God of Jacob then, is the God who met Jacob while he had nothing, and deserved nothing but wrath—and who gave him everything. Happy indeed are they who have such a God for their God! (Arthur Pink)

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Aug 152016
 
France, US Condemn Israeli Demolition Plans of Illegal Arab Structures

  Algemeiner: “The French and US governments have both condemned Israeli plans to demolish illegally built Palestinian structures in the West Bank. “France is deeply concerned by the accelerated pace of demolitions and confiscations of humanitarian structures that should benefit the Palestinian population living in Area C,” it added, AFP reported. Meanwhile, the US State

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Aug 072016
 
SUNDAY POST: Yoga and Christianity - Are They Compatible?

  From Editor: There is a lot of information in this Sunday Post. The question of whether yoga is, or is not, an acceptable practice for Christians has strong defenders for either side. In this study, we are only looking at the anti-yoga position (pun intended) since that is the one to which we adhere.

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Gush Etzion Jewish-Palestinian Gathering Points to Love Between Esau and Yaakov

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Aug 062016
 
Gush Etzion Jewish-Palestinian Gathering Points to Love Between Esau and Yaakov

BIN:Palestinians and Israelis met on Tuesday evening at the library of the Etzion-bloc community of Efrat to learn about the history of Jewish-Arab relations in the region and about the cooperation that has existed between them throughout the past century. “We thought that it was important to show that Jewish-Arab relations do not have to

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‘Breaking the Cross’: Islamic State Magazine Mocks Christianity, Claims Jesus Is ‘a Slave of Allah’

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Aug 022016
 
‘Breaking the Cross’: Islamic State Magazine Mocks Christianity, Claims Jesus Is ‘a Slave of Allah’

Breitbart: “In the latest issue of its English-language magazine Dabiq, the Islamic State calls on Christians to abandon Christianity, arguing that Jesus himself was “a slave of Allah” who will “wage jihad” upon returning to earth. The fifteenth issue of the magazine, titled “Break the Cross,” is dedicated to convincing Christians that Jesus was a prophet of

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