Apr 132014
 

 

mySA: “SAN ANTONIO — Megachurch pastor John Hagee is warning his San Antonio congregation and international following of a world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.

And, no, he’s not talking about Fiesta.

Hagee, founder of the Cornerstone Church, points to “four blood moons,” a rare astronomical event of four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad, which begins April 15. The San Antonio pastor asserts the dates of the eclipses signify a major event that will change history in a book released in October, a series of sermons and a TV special airing on Tuesday, the first night of the tetrad.

“What is the prophetic significance? Is this the end of the age?” Hagee, 73, asked his flock during a sermon near the time he released the book.”

Opinion: I am convinced that one of Satan’s most effective weapons against Bible prophecy is to make fools out of so-called prophecy gurus when they set dates for the rapture/second Advent.

Harold Camping was the most recent ‘date-setter’ and, according to Bible prophecy, false prophets (Matthew 24:4-5) will increase as the end of the age approaches.

So, what exactly can we expect to see between now and October 2015? NASA says we will see a Tetrad of Blood Moons occurring on Passover and Sukkot this year and next.

But…  let’s be careful about predicting exact timing of events. The prophet Joel 2:30-32 and repeated in Acts 2:19-20 teaches that the blood moon is prophesied to herald the Day of the Lord (the 7 year tribulation period).

Two blood moons occurred at the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD and Tetrad’s (4 blood moons) occurred in 1493 (1492 Edict of expulsion from Spain), 1949-50 (Israel’s rebirth, 1948), and 1967-68 (6 day war).

The important distinction then is that blood moons occur at or around the time of events affecting Israel where as the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), is a Christian event and could take place at any time.

The prophecy affecting Israel that seems to be on the front burner at this juncture, however, is the war of Psalm 83:1-8.

Our job is to watch and ”warn the people” Ezekiel 33:1-6.

Click here to read the BLOOD MOONS excerpt from our book.

(Thanks to JP for sending this in)

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Apr 062014
 

PASSOVER

April 14-22, 2014

As we prepare for a particularly interesting Passover season, we are reminded of the precise detail with which Creator God instructed His chosen people to worship Him. Too often, Christians miss many blessings due to a lack of understanding of the Seven Levitical Feasts.

Today’s guest post was written by our friend, Paul. The following is his introduction to the Passover study:

So you think we keep time the way that God designed it?  We don’t.  We track months and years by a system implemented by the Caesars and Popes.  This system is not same as the one prescribed by God to Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12.  In this chapter of the Bible, as well as three other books of the Law, He provided a system by which His people could track time that Paul later referred to as a “shadow of what is to come.”

Although normally hard, if not impossible, to blend the two calendar types together and figure out where we are, this year, God has made it simple.  This year, He put His calendar in sync with the one we normally use, so that all we have to do is look at the days given in Exodus 12, Leviticus 23, and elsewhere, and see exactly when our Savior (The Lamb) was crucified to pay the debt for our sins; once, and for ALL.  But that’s not all.  This year, God will mark the day (April 14), with a full moon that is blood-red.”

CLICK blue headline link at top for Paul’s study.

Thanks, Paul.

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Mar 302014
 

My Utmost for His Highest’

“He calls his own … by name …” John 10:3

Does He Know Me . . . ?

When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger when the knowledge of doctrine surpasses Jesus, avoiding intimate touch with Him. Why was Mary weeping? Doctrine meant no more to her than the grass under her feet. In fact, any Pharisee could have made a fool of Mary doctrinally, but one thing they could never ridicule was the fact that Jesus had cast seven demons out of her (see Luke 8:2); yet His blessings were nothing to her in comparison with knowing Jesus Himself. “. . . she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. . . . Jesus said to her, ’Mary!’ ” (John 20:14, 16). Once He called Mary by her name, she immediately knew that she had a personal history with the One who spoke. “She turned and said to Him, ’Rabboni!’ ” (John 20:16).

When I have stubbornly doubted? (see John 20:24-29). Have I been doubting something about Jesus— maybe an experience to which others testify, but which I have not yet experienced? The other disciples said to Thomas, “We have seen the Lord” (John 20:25). But Thomas doubted, saying, “Unless I see . . . I will not believe” (John 20:25). Thomas needed the personal touch of Jesus. When His touches will come we never know, but when they do come they are indescribably precious. “Thomas . . . said to Him, ’My Lord and my God!’ ” (John 20:28).

When I have selfishly denied Him? (see John 21:15-17). Peter denied Jesus Christ with oaths and curses (see Matthew 26:69-75), and yet after His resurrection Jesus appeared to Peter alone. Jesus restored Peter in private, and then He restored him publicly before the others. And Peter said to Him, “Lord . . . You know that I love You” (John 21:17).

Do I have a personal history with Jesus Christ? The one true sign of discipleship is intimate oneness with Him— a knowledge of Jesus that nothing can shake.

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Mar 232014
 
SUNDAY POST: Christ - Antichrist

I found this tucked into my Dad’s Bible a few years ago. I was surprised because I never heard him speak about Bible prophecy while he was alive. I’m glad he found it to be important. Christ came from above, John 6:38 Antichrist ascends from the pit, Rev. 11:7. Christ came in His Father’s name, John 5:43

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Mar 152014
 
SUNDAY POST: PURIM - Saturday, March 15 sundown - to Sunday, March 16 sundown

The Book of Esther records the story of Purim We are told that HAMAN, (a descendant of Amalek, who was the illegitimate grandson of Esau), wished to annihilate the Jewish people. He was the Hitler of his day. He influenced King Ahasuerus of Persia (Iran) and offered him a large sum of money for the

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Mar 022014
 

Today’s post gives a logical response to a question probably asked by every Christian at one time or another. “Is God really capable of making this happen for me?” The answer below is from S. Michael Houdman, www.gotquestions.org/top20-monthly.html “While God can do anything He wishes to do, God will not do things that would be against His holy

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