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)

Click on the blue headline link at top to read more on the One True God of Israel.

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Aug 132016
 

Beginning at sundown tonight through sundown tomorrow, observant Jews all over the world will fast and mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples that occurred on the same day approximately 656 years apart.

But there were many more calamities that happened on the 9th of Av (Jewish calendar July/August) right up to and including the 21st century.

Click on the link above for more on Tisha B’Av.

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Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran

 Bible prophecy, End of the age, End Times, Iran, Israel, New World Order, Russia, Sunday Posts, Turkey  Comments Off on Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran
Aug 102016
 

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Debkafile: “The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders.

Their summit takes place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluding nine months of hostility between the two capitals that was sparked by Turkish jets shooting down a Russian SU-24 warplane over the Syrian border on Nov. 24, 2015.

The feud was put to rest on July 17 – two days after Erdogan suppressed the attempted military coup against his rule. The Turkish ruler decided there and then to exploit the episode to expand his strength and use it not only for a massive settling of accounts with his critics, but also as a springboard for parlaying his reconciliation with Moscow for a strategic pact with Russia.”

Opinion: Ripped from the verses of Ezekiel 38:1-6:

“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,  and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.”

“Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets,  also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you (Ez. 38:4-6 NIV)

To identify the nations Ezekiel prophesied about we have to go back to Genesis:

God told Noah to re-populate the earth. His three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth spread out to fulfill God’s plan (Genesis 10).

  • Shem – Assyria, (Syria/northern Iraq)
  • Ham – area of north Africa
  • Japheth – area of Russia and Ukraine

Ezekiel’s cast of characters tells us who leads the alliance, who is in the alliance, and where the sons of  Shem, Ham, Japheth settled:

  • The prince (Gog) of Rosh (Russia)
  • Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah (sons of Japheth -Asia Minor -Turkey/Armenia)
  • Cush: (son of Ham – Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia)
  • Put: (son of Ham – Libya)

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That Iran (Persia) Russia (Rosh) and Turkey/Armenia (Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah) are forming an alliance today is a precursor to prophetic fulfillment.

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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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Jul 312016
 
Sunday Post: TWO SOURCES OF POWER BUT ONLY ONE SOURCE OF TRUTH

  Nanci is a First Nations Canadian Cree woman who is the daughter and granddaughter of medicine men. Growing up, her life was filled with the practices and mystical experiences brought on from Native Spirituality. Today, as a born-again Christian, Nanci warns of these dangers as she sees many of her Native American Christian brothers

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Jul 242016
 
SUNDAY POST: Paul Was Pre-Trib

Jack Kelley writes that Paul was a pre-tribulation Rapture believer which is the only logical explanation for his 2nd letter to the Thessalonians. To read this excellent commentary from Jack, please click on the blue headline link at top. Editor

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Jul 172016
 
Sunday Post: THE WATCHMAN

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me” Ezekiel 33:7 Has God assigned watchmen for today? Or were watchmen only appointed to speak to Israel on His behalf? Please click the blue headline link at top to

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