Articles of the Day 1/12/15: Arabs Losing Their Oil Riches
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?
“Hevron ISIS cell just ‘tip of the iceberg’ as Arab terrorists flock over from ‘moderate’ Hamas – PA, Hamas in their sights, not just Israel.”
“It would be a good idea if the international community and media stopped turning a blind eye to the suffering of Palestinians at the hands of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.”
“Authorities start evacuating residents from 1,220 homes in bid to expand no-go area to one kilometer.”
If Israel were to do this there would wide spread International outcry and condemnation.
“For believers, the resurrection from the dead is perhaps the greatest promise the Bible offers. The idea of eternal life in a state of perpetual bliss goes well beyond amazing for those who read the Scriptures literally.”
“Q. In various answers you’ve spoken of tribulation saints of Rev. 7:9-17 and Rev. 20:4-6. Are you saying the tribulation martyrs (Rev. 20;4-6) are different then those believers who come out of the great tribulation (Rev. 7:9-17)? Would I be assuming correctly that Rev 7 tribulation people are those who survived through the tribulation and Rev 20 are those who died during the tribulation? If they are the same, then why do you say that the tribulation believers of Revelation 7:9-17 are never called priests? Are they not called “priests” in Revelation 20:6>
A. I believe that, for the most part, Revelation is meant to be taken chronologically. That means the tribulation believers who show up in Heaven in Rev. 7:9-17 will have lost their lives before the Great Tribulation begins. Revelation 7 takes pace after the Seal judgments of Rev. 6 but before the Trumpet judgments of Rev. 8-9 begin. The Great Tribulation begins in Rev. 13 with Satan’s expulsion from Heaven and includes the Bowl judgments of Rev. 16.
The confusion arises from the English translation of Rev. 7:14, “These are they who have come out of the Great Tribulation.” The English translation makes it sound like they will be martyred during the Great Tribulation, but the Greek word translated “out of” means “out of the time and place” of the Great Tribulation. In effect, it means before the Great Tribulation begins. The martyrs of Rev 20:4-6 are described as those who will have been beheaded by the anti-Christ during the Great Tribulation and resurrected after it ends.
Therefore we have the spirits of tribulation believers arriving in heaven before the Great Tribulation begins to serve God in His Temple, but are never called priests. Then we have a group of tribulation believers who will be martyred during the Great Tribulation and resurrected after it ends to reign with the Lord, but aren’t called kings. By distinguishing them from each other this way, and assigning them different roles, I think John was saying the two groups are not the same.”
“Op-ed: As the Gulf states are left with no money to spend and are experiencing internal shocks, the era of destructive Arab power is coming to an end; the Israeli mind and innovation era, on the other hand, is just beginning.”
Could this be what leads many Gulf oil dependent nations to war in the very near future?
“In address to parents of Jewish students, interior minister says soldiers will also be posted as reinforcements.”
“It is important to remember that the real story is not the Jews, Atheists and Christians in France who fear being killed by Muslims…but the Muslims who fear being mildly harassed by the Jews, Atheists and Christians they haven’t killed yet.
In fact the latest hostage taker in France has already expressed concern about an Islamophobic backlash from the people he has taken hostage.
“I can’t let down my guard for a minute,” the worried terrorist reportedly said. “If I stopped holding a gun on them, then they and the police would attack me at any minute for no other reason than that I am Muslim.”
“And here we are again. You might recognize this place. We’ve been here frequently over the past, say, 1,500 years or so. It’s the place where the whole world stands in dumbfounded shock after witnessing unspeakable brutality at the hands of Islamists. Maybe we should stop being so surprised.”
This is the wickedness Jesus talked about in Matthew 24:12:
“12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
“Q. My wife and I have been lifelong members of a denominational church that has recently embraced the homosexual lifestyle and is proclaiming that Christ is not the only way to eternal life. This has caused us to stop attending. We just don’t know what to do. All we want to do is love and worship our Lord. Scripture is clear, homosexuality is a sin, and Jesus is the only way to the Father. Do you have any suggestions on how a believer can sort this all out and make the right decision?
A. Some denominations actually impose themselves between God and the believer. They do this by teaching things that contradict the Bible, or by requiring behavior that goes beyond Biblical standards. This is why so many Christians call themselves non-denominational believers. They’ve found that no denomination has the answer, because the answer lies in a relationship with the Lord, not with membership in a group. Once you have a relationship with the Lord, the name on the door becomes irrelevant and you look for a place that helps you nurture your relationship. Most people find that this involves a focus on worship combined with a high regard for His word. For the most part that rules out the liberal denominations, sad to say.
Jesus said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks” (John 4:23).”
“One of the two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of Charlie Hebdo traveled to Yemen, where he likely received training in a camp run by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Said Kouachi is believed to have traveled Yemen in 2011, according to multiple press outlets.”