Saturday, April 24, 2010

Honoring Those Who Served The King

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Many believers have entered their final reward in Christ this year as martyrs for the faith. It is reminiscent of the warning about persecution that Jesus gave us about that latter days. "And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.And it shall turn to you for a testimony." Luke 21:11-13. Sometimes we forget that the gospel costs us our lives, and these faithful men, women, and children are a reminder of the true cost of salvation. As disciples of Christ we are called to give our lives to Jesus for Him to rule and reign and work God's good will in our lives. I will end this with a quote from another martyr who makes this point clear using the confession of Peter at feet of the resurrected Christ. The writer has just reminded us that Peter was fishing again as he was when the Lord first called him. "This grace was certainly not self bestowed. It was the grace of Christ himself, now prevailing upon the disciple to leave all and follow him, now working in him that confession which to the world must sound like the ultimate blasphemy, now inviting Peter to the supreme fellowship of martyrdom for the Lord he had denied, and thereby forgiving him of all his sins. In the life of Peter grace and discipleship are inseparable. He had received the grace that costs." Dietrich Bonhoeffer; The Cost of Discipleship.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Prophetic Times!

Finally! I have been out of town without internet access. Sorry!!! Here is the latest headlines. Pay close attention to Israel. Things there are still showing ominous signs of a nearby war.

Israel, the Middle East, and the Return of Jesus Christ!

Jordan: We were target of rocket

PM: No freeze in J'lem This stand is needed, but it shows that the strain on relations with America is ever building. should the US turn its back on Israel the judgment would be catastrophic. You can't murder millions of innocent children in abortion clinics, distribute filthy pornography worldwide (the US is the number one distributor of porn), push for homosexual rights, and abandon the Holy God without judgment. It will come, and our stance with Israel has been the only thing keeping us from complete chaos!

Mitchell en route, J'lem freeze rejected Even more signs of an ever widening gap with Israel.

Clinton defends outreach to Syria despite Scud row Whether our Secretary of State realizes it, she is preparing for the fulfillment of this verse from Isaiah 17:1, "
The burden against Damascus. "Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap." This has yet to happen, but it will soon!

Obama to US Jews: peace cannot be imposed File this foolishness with the rest of his campaign lies--Ooops! I meant to say promises.

Washington Think Tank Predicts New Mideast War DUH! It doesn't take a genius to see that if you pressure for it, it will happen!

New Book: Qur'an Backs Jewish Claims to Land of Israel

A Ma`alot Song. I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My
help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and eretz.
He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3 Hebrews Names Version