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Last Sunday we wrote on the Book of Life. Today, we look at the Lamb’s Book of Life.

We believe that these books are not the same, but two different books.

Revelation is the only place where the Lamb’s Book of Life is mentioned – twice. This book contains the names of those from the Church Age who inherit eternal life because of their faith in our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We are the ones who will receive the special blessings reserved for the Church, the Bride of Christ. This includes eternal life in the New Jerusalem. Editor

Click on the blue headline above to read more on the Lamb’s Book of Life.

 

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Aug 292014
 

jimmy-carter-fist-APBreitbart: “Former President Jimmy Carter is the featured keynote speaker at this weekend’s Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention at Detroit’s Cobo Hall.

The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel. Hamas is officially designated a terrorist group by the US government.”

Opinion: Racism is condemned against any and all nationalities, except one, Judaism.

A review of a 1991 book “The Oldest Hatred” by Robert S. Wistrich:

“The book predicted the resurgence of the ancient hatred; it was unfortunately correct. In the introduction Wistrich discusses the problematic term ‘Anti-Semitism’ then briefly explores its continuity and development down the ages. He does not believe that history provides definitive answers to the Why? of the phenomenon but emphasizes the importance of understanding the How? of it. The most enduring conspiracy theory of all times, it’s a shape shifter and nothing seems able to stop it.”

Neither the Reformation nor the Enlightenment put an end to anti-Semitism. Neither the author nor most Christians today understand its roots. Wistrich missed the most important point, that while history has not provided definitive answers to anti-Semitism - Bible prophecy does.

In Genesis 12:3, God promised to bless those who bless Abraham and his descendants after him, and curse those who cursed him and his descendants. That covenant began a great battle that had been prophesied in Genesis 3:15 between the ruler of this world, Satan, and the coming Savior, Jesus Christ.

When God changed Abram’s name to Abraham (Genesis 17:5) and created a holy people unto Himself, Satan launched an attack, because out of Abraham’s bloodline, the Messiah would come.

Replacement Theology, or Supersessionism, essentially teaches that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s plan and that the covenant that God made with Abraham was finished.

All the different views of the relationship between the Church and Israel can be divided into two camps: either the Church is a continuation of Israel (replacement/covenant theology), or the Church is completely different and distinct from Israel (Dispensational Theology).

Replacement Theology became the position of the early Church during the time of Augustine (A.D. 354-430), who popularized it in his book The City of God. Initially, Augustine claimed that he was a Chiliast, one who believed in the literal thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth, the basic view of Premillennialism today.

Having come to the conclusion that this view was “inferior” and “carnal,” he adopted the position that the reign of Christ should be much more “spiritual” and it would occur during this present Church Age.  Therefore, the view of the Church was that the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70 was brought about divinely, that God had ordained the end of unbelieving Jewish Israel. The prophecies of condemnation and judgment, however, still remain for national Israel and the Jewish people.

Major Christian denominations have advanced either Replacement or Covenantal theologies despite major problems with these views, i.e., completely ignoring the supernatural survival of the Jewish people, and Israel’s prophesied rebirth in one day among the gentile nations (Isaiah 66: 7-8).

The miracle of Israel's rebirth

 

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Aug 272014
 

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Arutz Sheva: “Two of Hamas’s major sponsors and backers, Iran and Qatar, have hailed the ceasefire agreement it reached with Israel Tuesday as a victory for the Gaza terror organization.

Iran said Wednesday that Palestinians had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe “to its knees” during the 50-day conflict.

‘The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new era with the victory of the resistance which has brought the Zionist regime to its knees, this victory prepares the way for the final liberation of all the occupied lands especially Quds (Jerusalem),’ it said, congratulating the Palestinian people and the terror groups in Gaza that Iran supports.”

Opinion: As the secular world breathes a sigh of relief that the fighting has stopped, the books of Isaiah, Daniel and Revelation tell a different story. The false peace of Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 6:1-2 indicate that a 7 year treaty will be confirmed by a previously unknown world leader.

The descendants of Esau (Edom Genesis 36:1) and Amalek will not stop trying to kill their brother Jacob, whom God renamed Israel (Genesis 32:28), until the days of the second Advent Isaiah 63:1-3.

Isaiah, writing 750 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, gave us the answer as to why Jesus’ robe will be bloodied when He appears in His second coming:
“Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed  in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength?

“It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.”

Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress?

“I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.”

(Excerpt: Antichrist: The Search For Amalek)

 

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Aug 262014
 
Khaled Meshaal rock firm against truce. Hamas-Gaza fires upgraded rocket to maximize casualties

Debkafile: “Battered by Hamas’ escalating rocket and mortar assaults, Israelis are again tossed on the uncertain waters of an imminent ceasefire which never materializes. This illusion is propagated again by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi. Washington has also been enlisted to the effort by drafting a resolution for the UN Security

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Aug 262014
 
Mashal: Lift Gaza siege, end 'real holocaust' by Israel

YNet News: “Hamas leader asserts Obama has moral responsibility to pressure Israel to halt fire in Gaza; claims he is not responsible for rocket fire as he does not interfere in military affairs. “You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call (on) Israel to stop its aggression

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Aug 242014
 
SUNDAY POST: The Books of God, Part 1

I must admit that I had very little knowledge regarding the books of the LORD (Wars, Tears, Remembrance) that are mentioned in the Bible. Exodus 17:14; Numbers 21:14; Psalm 56:8; Psalm 139:16; Daniel 7:10; Malachi 3:16; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 17:8; Revelation 20:12; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:19 Having studied the book of

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Aug 232014
 
Large holes forming near the New Madrid fault and a giant crack in the earth in north Mexico

CBS News: “If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you’re right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979. “We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest

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