Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Only A Spoon

"One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:"  
Numbers 7:14

For twelve days the children of Israel presented their gifts to the Lord.  Each day the gifts were exactly the same, but God inspired them to be repeated for 76 verses in this chapter.  God took the space to review the freewill offering of each tribe over and over again.  Do you realize how important your contribution to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is?  He makes sure that even the tiniest details of your service are recorded in heaven.  All that you do in and for Christ is important.  Twelve times we are told about the same gifts--there are no unimportant contributions for Christ. Twelve times God records that they were devoted to the temple.  He wants us to be equally devoted.  In God's economy there are no big "I's" and little "U's".  All are equally loved and respected in Jesus.  Even if you feel that your little contribution is nothing more significant than the little spoon recorded in each offering, it is important to our Savior.  Don't you sometimes feel like a little spoon in the service of Christ?  So many of us feel unimportant--we all sometimes feel like the little spoon offered in the Lord's service.

How many times have I visited someone who compares themselves with others and then bemoans the small contribution they made?  I have heard people say, "All I can do anymore is pray!"  They say this as if prayer is unneeded or as if prayer were unimportant.  Look again at the verse above.  What did the little spoon contain?   It was full of incense!  Oh! That God's people would see the overwhelming power of prayer once again!  Oh!   That we would realize the need of prayer warriors for churches, pastors, unsaved loved ones and a lost and dying world.  What would the ministry of the church in America be if those who could "just" pray were filling heaven with the incense of prayer?  What would it be like if we would embrace the ministry Daniel Nash had with Charles Finney?  Finney said of Nash that he prayed as if he would do violence in heaven.  Maybe that is why Finney's revivals changed the spiritual temperature of New York during the early 1800s?  If all you can do is pray--then pray with the heart of a lion!

Think of all the uses of a spoon!  They are used as a standard measure.  Let your life show the standard of Jesus Christ to those who are in need of salvation.  Let your life be a standard for the youth to follow or the new convert to emulate.  Spoons are used to add spice.  Are you not the salt of the earth?  Spoons are used as musical instruments.  Let your life be a song of praise in Christ that brightens the hardest of hearts.   Spoons are used to feed others.  Let your life be one that feeds the starving and wounded of this world.  Spoons are used to stir things up.  Let your life stir other believers into greater service for their Savior.  Spoons are used as decorations. Let your life be a decoration of honor in the house of Christ.  Spoons are used a souvenirs.  May you live such a way that you bring others in remembrance of Jesus!  So you are only a spoon?  You sound pretty important to me.  You are a golden spoon.  One that is precious to the Lamb that died for you.

Israel and the Middle East   

Ahmadinejad: Iran will never recognize 'Zionist regime'

IDF Chief Warns of Possible Clash as Flotillas Head to Gaza - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

israel today | Obama attends church to hear pro-Palestinian message

Lebanese Gunfire at IDF on Northern Border - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Fayyad storms out of New York meeting with Ayalon

Violent riots erupt in Jerusalem's Temple Mount

Israel Police storm Al-Aqsa Mosque following bloody clashes in Jerusalem - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Weird News!  Really weird!!

UFOs Visited Nuclear Weapons Sites, Former Air Force Officers Say - Pope's Astronomer Would Baptize Aliens  The Bible says that people will be given over to strong delusion.  I wonder if that is what is being set up!  You would have to be deluded to believe some of this.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Joining The False Prophet-

"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."  
Revelation 16:13-14

How could a "religious" leader join all Christ-less religions together with atheists and agnostics?  Simple!  Everyone is looking for a savior today.  Many Muslims are awaiting the arrival of the Mahdi.  The Hindus and many other Eastern Religions are awaiting the next incarnation of their god/guru.  Atheists are even looking for a man or system that will rely on human reasoning to correct and control the world.  Coupled with many scientific and technological advances, this leader can adequately control all that is done on Earth.   I heard a "Christian" whose teaching has been mixed with mysticism longing for the coming of the Christ consciousness.  Everybody is looking for somebody to fix the world's problems.  All religions have a core teaching that is the same--man can work his way to God's heaven.  Like Babel, they will try to build a tower to heaven, and like Babel, God will cast it to the ground.  They will willingly unite agaist the Lordship of God in Christ.  But this rebellion is short lived--King Jesus destroys it with the brightness of His return.  

Into this search for a savior comes the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet promising peace, safety and prosperity.  It will seem that he has all the answers and meets the needs of all.  The verses above from Revelation give us a lot of insight as to how they will lead the world into great delusion and captivate the hearts of  unbelievers.  They have the assistance of evil spirits like as frogs.  Doesn't that sound peculiar--frogs?  Who is scared of a frog?  When you consider the many attributes of frogs it is easy to see why they are an adequate symbol.  First, they are amphibians which are often born in water but move to land as adults.  That makes them denizens of two domains--so the Beast and False Prophet will control the physical and the spiritual.  They will be able to marshal all of the unclean and wicked spirits to join men in rebellion to God Almighty.  Frogs are denizens of the dark and these frogs thrive on the darkness of sin.

Frogs are also cold blooded.  What will begin as a peaceful reign by the Anti-Christ with the False Prophet leading the promotion/propaganda campaign, will end in the world's greatest bloodbath.  Look at what Goebbels did for Hitler as an example of the role that the False Prophet will play.   Ultimately, their power is from Satan himself. There is none more wicked and cold blooded as the father of all lies and murder.  Frogs are also voracious predators.  They capture their pray with the power of the tongue. They will use great swelling words to capture the hearts of men.  They will eat anything that they capture.  These frogs feed off of the lost souls of men--it is their mission to deceive the lost and send them into destruction.  They are also masters of camouflage.  Again, many will accept the mark and worship the Beast without giving it a second thought as the true intentions of the false Prophet are hidden from their eyes.  They will use technology and ideology to blind men to their true intentions.  One of the deadliest poisons in the world comes from a frog and many species of amphibians are poisonous.  In the same way, they will poison people with their wickedness and they will even be given power to prevail against the tribulation saints.

The greatest poison today is hate.  Look at how those who hate God are easily willing to join together to have their own ends met.  Look at the article that I am going to repost below about "Justice" Breyer willing to protect the koran but unwilling to protect the US Flag or the Bible.  Hard left liberals are assisting in the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.  What is driving these to polar opposite groups together for a common cause?  Hatred of Christ--pure and simple.  Each day that passes points to the rise of the False Prophet.  Will you be here when he is revealed?  There is a way of escape--His name is Jesus Christ.  Won't you accept the world's ONLY savior today?

The Rise Of The False Prophet  and the Rise of Apostasy   

Justice Breyer Suggests That Burning a Quran Could be Like Shouting 'Fire' in a Crowded Theatre--Thus Not Protected by 1st Amendment |

New TLC Series Aims to End 'Discrimination' against Polygamy  When you accept sin--any sin--more sinfulness will follow.  Jesus said that a little leaven leavens the whole lump!  The False Prophet will also redefine morality!

ELCA Receives 3 Lesbian Ministers |

Muslim Leaders Propose 'Week of Dialogue' - WNYC

Obama calls for religious tolerance - Los Angeles Times

Local faith leaders call for religious tolerance  |

End Time Technology

EU funding 'Orwellian' artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for "abnormal behaviour" - Telegraph

India Launches Universal ID System with Biometrics | Singularity Hub

In the Debate Over RFID Tracking, Children are The Testing Ground | Singularity Hub

Sweden Considers Cashless Society

Every click you take, they'll be watching you

Israel and the Middle East

Russia to supply missiles to Syria, despite Israel protest

Syria to Get Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles from Russia - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Fear of Hamas Attack Sparks Egyptian Alert; Top Terrorist Nabbed - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Report: Egypt warns of immediate terror threat from Sinai - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Iron Dome defense system could be deployed first in North, IDF chief hints - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Ehud Barak: History Will Judge Obama on Nuclear Iran - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News

Fayyad Dunning for Funds at UN, Says PA 'Ready for Statehood' - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

Ashkenazi: Resistance on flotillas could cause casualties