Articles of the Day 12/15/14: The Wishes of God
Repent! The time of the Lord is close at hand. Open your heart to Jesus Christ. He is knocking at your door. Let him in and take up your cause before the Lord. Jesus Christ died for your sins, he was killed for them, he rose again and he will return again. Read Matthew 24:4-14 and ask yourself are these things taking place now?
“For years, Hamas has brainwashed and manipulated people in Gaza, and they start young. While students their age around the world make friends, learn and expand their horizons, the children of Gaza are subjected to Hamas’ oppressive authoritarian rule that deprives them of a real education and teaches them violence and hatred.”
“JNS.org – Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar described the Palestinian terrorist organization’s plans to conquer the West Bank in a speech over the weekend that marked the 27th anniversary of the group’s creation.”
“PA announces the draft resolution that would set a deadline for Israel to “end its occupation” will be submitted on Wednesday.”
The PA will ask the world to divide Israeli lands. Lands God promised too the Jewish people. The world will give in to PA demands and line up to force Israel to concede land. This goes against the wishes of God. A non-believing world will reap what it sows. Imagine the UN coming in and telling The US government that it must give back Texas to Mexico?
“Shin Bet reveals Arab terror cell planned to disguise Arab woman as pregnant Jewish woman to set off a bomb in the heart of Tel Aviv.”
“Hezbollah allegations about offshore gas reservoirs increase alertness Israel is taking “Special” steps after the Hezbollah in Lebanon has again claimed that “Israel has stolen the undersea gas from a zone that is part of Lebanon”.”
“Aryeh Yitzhaki thinks Russian reaction to latest IAF strike in Syria shows something sinister is brewing.”
Always take what Russians say with a grain of salt, but you have think Hezbollah, Syria and Russia are getting pretty sick and tired of Israel boldly striking their weapons without even a shot being fired back. The next weapons delivery could be a setup to retaliate against Israel.
“Graphic pamphlet lays out what is allowed (sexual violence, beatings, rape and child molestation) and what is not (hitting the face).”
“Speaking from Jerusalem, Anglican priest Andrew White recounts murder of youths who refused to convert to Islam.”
There is great evil in the world. But nothing is more evil the Islam. It is coming to the point where can no longer be denied. Even those who defend Islam are looking like fools now.
“At least 160,000 Iraqi Christians have been forced out of their homes in the city of Mosul after the ISIL Takfiri terrorists seized Iraq’s second-largest city in June, a Christian lawmaker says.”
“The commander of Peshmerga forces in the Gwer area south of Erbil has stated that Peshmerga forces are waiting for an order to advance as he believes Islamic State (IS) militants no longer have the ability to defend themselves. In a statement to BasNews, Gwer Peshmerga Commander Mussa Gardi said that Peshmerga forces are in full readiness for any movement or attacks. “We are waiting for a command from above to advance,” said Gardi. He continued, “There is nothing to hinder the Peshmerga in its advancement. We have been here for a month and now people are returning to their homes and living regular lives.” Gardi also noted that they have received requested weapons including BKC, RPG, sniper rifles among other hardware.
“According to our intelligence, IS don’t have much manpower left on this front. They force people to fight for them by arresting fathers to pull their sons into the fight. I am sure that if residents there get an opportunity, they will all leave the area. There is only 18km between us and IS – if the Baghdad government supports us, we will chase them from all areas, including in Mosul,” he added.”
“Nusra Front cements control of Idlib countryside, highlighting dominance of jihadis in Syrian civil war.”
“The fifth summit of the Turkey-Russia High Level Cooperation Council, held in Ankara on Dec. 1, ended with the signing of agreements and an astounding announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader said the South Stream pipeline project, which was to carry Russian natural gas to Europe through a conduit running under the Black Sea to Bulgaria and then Austria, had been dropped and the new route would run via Turkey.”
“A new natural gas field containing about 3.2 trillion cubic feet of gas has been discovered.”
“Who could it be? Who is worse than the man known for burning millions of people alive in a gas oven? Worse than the serial killer’s evil at the end of a sharp knife? Worse than a terrorist whose very name indicates their putrid heart filled with terror and crime? Who??
Ellen G. White.
Aimee Semple McPherson.
False teachers within Christianity. No dictator, serial killer or terrorist can hold a candle to the evil that false teachers do. Why?”
“Q. I know the Church is unconditionally saved and we are the only group to be so blessed. This means that if a true believer during the church age committed suicide they would still be saved, albeit lose all their rewards. What about the believer during the tribulation who may be so despaired that they commit suicide. Would they still be saved?
A. Interesting question. As you say, the Church alone has eternal security with all our sins past, present, and future forgiven. And being a violation of the commandment against murder (Exodus 20:13), suicide is a sin. It all comes down to whether a post rapture believer contemplating suicide can pray, “Lord forgive me for what I’m about to do.” (In the Old Covenant forgiveness was for past sins only.)
Rev. 9:6 says, “During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.” Maybe suicide won’t be an option.”
“Q. We watch the Hal Lindsey Report. This last Sunday he said his interpretation of the scripture is the antichrist will come out of Rome. I think he said this came out of the book
of Daniel. Can you tell me if this is something you agree with?
A. I think it’s generally accepted from Daniel 2:40-43 and Daniel 9:26-27 that the anti-Christ will come out of the old Roman Empire. The current debate is over whether he will come from the Eastern leg which is largely Islamic today, or the western leg which is what we now call Europe. Personally I favor the Eastern leg and believe there’s a strong possibility that the anti-Christ will come out of Islam.”
“Q. You’ve said that the first specific sign Jesus gave to His disciples concerning His coming is in Matt. 24:15, the Abomination of Desolation. Why then do you conclude that the first sign of the End of the Age was the re-birth of Israel?
A. There are several reasons. First, the Abomination of Desolation can’t happen til there’s a Temple, and there can’t be a Temple until there’s a covenant keeping nation in the Promised Land. In Ezekiel 36:24 & 37:21 God promised that Israel would be gathered together in the Land sometime before Israel’s Kingdom Age begins. The dry bones prophecy in Ezekiel 37:1-14 hints that they would first be gathered in unbelief and then God would put His Spirit in them and they would know it was He who did this. I think Ezekiel 39:22 tells us this realization will begin to take place after the Battle of Ezekiel 38.
Isaiah 11:11 and Amos 9:14-15 agree there would be an end times regathering. This happened in 1948 and was the first clear sign that the End of the Age was upon us.
In Matt. 24:15-21 Jesus said the Abomination of Desolation would be the sign that kicks off the Great Tribulation, a time that is specifically defined in Scripture as being the last 3-1/2 years before Daniel’s 70th Week ends, followed shortly by His return. To me it doesn’t make sense that the Lord would say that all the things He had spoken of in Matt. 24 will happen within one’s generations lifetime, as He did in Matt. 24:34, after giving a start time that’s clearly only 3-1/2 years from the end. Therefore, since none of them could have happened before there was a nation, I believe all the events of Matt. 24 begin with the re-birth of Israel.”
“Q. I enjoy reading your articles and answers to questions daily. My question is this: How will the believing Gentiles provoke the Jews to jealousy?
A. You’re referring to Romans 11:11. I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Think of what the Church has been given. Due to nothing more than our faith, we were chosen to be the Bride of Christ, seated by Him on His throne, and given an exclusive eternal dwelling place. We are God’s demonstration of the incomparable riches of His grace to the ages yet to come.We will also be going into the Kingdom ahead of Israel, so while we came to Him last, we will soon be first. No group before us or after us will be so honored. Paul made it clear that it was not God’s intention to abandon the Jews, but rather to make them jealous by offering salvation to the gentiles. What the Lord has done for us is more than enough to accomplish that.”