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6/12/2024

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The following material is provided for information purposes only.  Any conclusions or opinions formed should be based on the principles as outlined in Acts 17:11. The material is intended for use as a witnessing tool and to keep you informed so you will not be unaware (Luke 21:34) of what is happening according to Scripture’s

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“However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find any faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8b)

 

Ezekiel 34:2 “Shepherd, feed the flock”

 

 

 

                                          JESUS: OUR ANCHOR

The Greek word for “forerunner” was used in the second century A.D. of the smaller boats sent into the harbor by larger ships unable to enter due to the buffering of the weather. These smaller boats carried the anchor through the breakers inside the harbor and dropped it there securing the larger ship. “Forerunner” pre-supposes that others will follow. Thus, Jesus is not only the believer’s anchor, but He is like a runner boat that has taken our anchor into port and secured it there.  There is thus no doubt as to whether this vessel is going into port. 

The only question is whether it will go in with the sleekness of a well-trimmed sailing vessel or like a water-laden barge.  Believer’s who have such a hope in the presence of God should come boldly before the throne of grace. (Footnote: The Nelson Study Bible, NKJV)

 

 

IT'S HIGH TIME TO QUASH THE PALESTINIAN LIES ABOUT JERUSALEM

https://www.israelhayom.com/2024/06/06/its-high-time-to-quash-the-palestinian-lies-about-jerusalem/

 

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC VIDEO

IN MY LIFE LORD, BE GLORIFIED

 

The Maranatha Singers

https://youtu.be/3B8bumEC4A8

 

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK  I AM redeemed from the curse of the law” (Gal 3:13)

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLE SUMMARRY

·        If you only had weeks to live, what would you do?

·        The Iranian President’s fatal curse

·        God’s 10 unwavering promises to believers

·        Creation makes better science

·        FOLLOWING GOD TOGETHER

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

IF YOU ONLY HAD WEEKS TO LIVE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

 

Koenig’s Int’l News – Jun. 6, 2024 -- A photo of the Titanic, thought to be the last known image of the ship, as she sets sail from Queenstown for New York. The White Star liner, touted as "unsinkable," sank in 1912 with the loss of 1,523 lives.

When the ocean liner Titanic sank after striking an iceberg on April 15, 1912, Captain Edward John Smith went down with the ship. Some of the wealthiest people in the world were among the roughly 1,500 who perished in the maritime disaster. 

Captain Smith had previously said, “We do not care anything for the heaviest storms in these big ships. It is fog we fear. The big icebergs that drift into warmer water melt much more rapidly under water than on the surface, and sometimes a sharp, low reef extending two or three hundred feet beneath the sea is formed. If a vessel should run on one of these reefs, half her bottom might be torn away.”

God warned Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden 6,000 years ago about the iceberg so to speak that could sink their ship. And that iceberg was disobedience. “The Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die’” (Genesis 2:16-17).

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Nevertheless, Adam and Eve chose to eat the forbidden fruit, and at that moment the world hit an iceberg and began to sink. “Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way, death came to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12).

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The next time you are tempted to blame God for bad things that happen in the world, just remember that the ship has been sinking for the past 6,000 years. By the way, the history of man is a different issue than the age of the Earth, as I explained in my 2018 CP op-ed, “The Age of the Earth is God's Business,” and my short ebook, “Open-Ended Creationism.”

Do you realize you are on a sinking ship, or are you living in a spiritual fog? When Jesus returns to Earth one day, everything will instantly change. “The day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the Earth and everything in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10). 

The Apostle John was given a vision: “Then I saw a new Heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea” (Revelation 21:1). God's Word also declares, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever” (1 John 2:17).

One day Jesus was asked, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:28-29). Do you believe in the Savior who was sent to Earth to die on the cross for your sins? Once a person accepts Christ as Savior, he or she immediately begins to live for the Lord.

The greatest gift ever given is absolutely free to you and me because the Lord endured the tremendous agony of the cross. “Christ died for sins once for all” (1 Peter 3:18). It is easy to become a Christian, but often difficult to follow Jesus. Many Christians in the world face severe persecution, and every Christian on the planet faces the daily challenge of saying “No” to sinful thoughts, words and deeds. 

Perhaps you are currently making plans for retirement, a summer vacation, your wedding, or a new job you are considering. But what if your death is only weeks or months away? After all, “You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14).

You are getting closer to the point in time when you will vanish. Think about all the people who have vanished in the past year. “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him” (Hebrews 9:27-28).

Are you relying upon Jesus’ death on the cross as the payment for your sins? Are you a follower of Christ? Are you eagerly anticipating the Lord's return to Earth? Your eternal existence is infinite, whereas your earthly existence is fleeting and will soon pass away. The minute God decides to shut off your oxygen tank, so to speak, you will immediately be confronted with a whole new reality.

Australian filmmaker James Wan said, “It's pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.” Wan has directed some popular horror movies, but the real horror is what awaits those who have not bowed their knee to King Jesus and received Him as their Lord and Savior. Thankfully, God can save you from a gruesome existence in Hell and give you a glorious existence in Heaven (see Matthew 7:13-14).

The bottom line is that the world is a sinking ship, and you and I are on it. “For this world in its present form is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31). With that impending reality in mind, what are you doing to address the needs of your immortal soul? Once you take your final breath, it will be too late to make your reservation in Heaven, and too late to enter into a personal relationship with your Creator. (See my 2012 CP op-ed, "Is Your Name in Heaven's Reservation Book?

One of the last verses of the Bible states, “Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17). Will you take the hand of Jesus being offered to you today? 

I realize that you may still have a number of weeks, months or even years left on this planet. But that is not guaranteed, any more than it was guaranteed to those who boarded the Titanic 112 years ago. “No one has power over the day of his death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). Just take a look at today's obituaries if you need a fresh reminder.

THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT’S FATAL CURSE

Is there a curse behind the mysterious death of the Iranian president?

Charisma News – June 8, 2024 -- In his latest prophetic message, Jonathan Cahn unveiled the potential curse that affected the Iranian president, leading to his downfall.

“Ebrahim, the name comes from Abraham,” Cahn says. “He was named after the father of the Jewish people and yet he was an enemy of the Jewish people.”

This name is powerful because it goes into the Abrahamic blessing and cursing found in Genesis:

“I will bless them who bless you and curse him who curses you, and in you all families of the earth will be blessed,” (Gen. 12:3).

Ebrahim decided to go against the ultimate blessing of this name, cursing the Jewish people by sending his attack against Israel.

“A word of warning to every hater of Israel and all anti-Semites across the word,” Cahn says. “If you curse Israel, you will be cursed. That’s a law. Further, it implies reciprocity. Whatever you do to Israel will be done back to you.”

says this curse that brought down Raisi also has a specific timeline as well.

“He was killed in May. It was just one month before that that he [Raisi] presided over the striking of Israel, the launching of 350 missiles into the land of Israel, the first Iranian leader ever to do so. And one month later, he’s struck down,” Cahn says.

Just as Raisi sent destruction through the skies to Israel with missile strikes, Raisi himself was then brought down while in a helicopter, reaching his ultimate fate.

“He sought death by the crashing of an object. Now death came to him by crashing into the earth,” Cahn says.

GOD’S 10 UNWAVERING PROMISES TO BELIEVERS

Charisma News – Jun. 6, 2024 -- God in his righteousness and mercy gives us promises throughout the Bible, in both the New and the Old Testaments. In a Sunday service broadcast, Todd Coconato shares which Scriptures we can cling to as a promise from the Lord no matter what good or bad circumstances we may be facing.

John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

This verse is potentially the most recognizable verse of all. Yet, we sometimes miss out on the greater promise that God is giving us through this verse.

“The promise of eternal life is the cornerstone of our faith,” Coconato says. “The promise means that death is not the end, but the beginning of a glorious eternity with our creator.

John 14:27 - “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

One of the greatest promises that we can have is the promise of God’s peace here on this earth right now.

“In a world full of chaos and uncertainty, God’s peace stands as a fortress,” Coconato says. “This peace is beyond understanding and guards our hearts and minds.”

Philippians 4:19 - “But my God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesu

We are promised that God will give us everything we need. He is the Good Shepherd who will guide us in all of our ways. When we stay focused on Him, He will never leave us astray.

“When we seek God’s kingdom first, we ca trust that He will provide for us abundantly,” Coconato says.

Isaiah 40:31 - “But those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.”

“If you’ve been in a season of waiting, your strength right now is being renewed because the Word of God does not return back void. It is a lamp unto our feet. It is our daily bread,” Coconato says.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

Coconato believes it’s not trusting in what we see in the natural, but rather trusting in God’s supernatural abilities that we must do.

“I don’t know how You’re going to do it or when You’re going to do it, but I know You’re going to do it,” Coconato says.

Matthew 28:20 - “Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

God does not abandon His children. He stays with us at all times and in the middle of all situations.

“The promise of God’s presence assures us that we’re never alone,” Coconato says.

1 John 1:9 - “If we confess our sins, His is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse from all unrighteousness.”

Acknowledging and repenting from our sins brings true freedom because it allows Jesus to truly be the Lord over our lives. Confessing our sins allows Jesus to change what we need Him to change.

“It’s not by works; it’s by grace, it’s by His mercy,” Coconato says.

James 5:15 - “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.”

 

The promise of healing can seem like an impossibility to many, but God still heals people to this day. Sometimes it comes in a different form or way than we desired, even sometimes not being answered on this side of heaven.

“God’s promise is healing for our physical and spiritual ailments. Through faith and prayer, we can experience God’s healing touch, restoring us to wholeness,” Coconato says.

Psalm 91:4 - “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall find protection; His faithfulness shall be your shield wall.”

“The promise assures us that safety and security is in His hands, in His care,” Coconato says.

Romans 8:37 - “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

In Christ we discover the ultimate victory. Through Him we are forgiven and made sons and daughters of the most High King.

“This promise empowers us to face life’s battles with the confidence that we will prevail…” Coconato says.

These 10 promises are just a few of the many that God gives us to know His unending love for us.

CREATION MAKES BETTER SCIENCE

Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.”

 

Creation Moments

Many people have been taught that evolution is science and creation is religion. However, the origins debate is really a debate between two religions. According to the evolutionist’s own rules of science, evolution is not good science. Consider the claims of evolution in view of what science knows today.

Life has never been seen to develop from nonliving materials. Yet, evolutionists say it did. Mutations, said by evolutionists to have created all the kinds of living things, have never been seen to produce one creature that was more complex or better able to survive. The moon has moonquakes, a magnetic field and internal heat. These are all indications that it is far younger than evolutionists care to believe. Geological strata were at one time sediments in water – floodwaters. Evolutionists believe that the multiple layers of sedimentary rock were laid down one after another by local floods with millions of years between each flood. If that is true, how is it that these strata are often found showing the lower strata blending into the strata above it?

If language evolved, why are the most ancient languages the most complex? If religions evolved, why do the most ancient forms of religion worship one God – a Creator – while later forms of the same religions have many gods – gods who are much more like human beings?

Many more examples show that only the Bible’s account of history makes sense in view of what we know.

FOLLOWING GOD TOGETHER

Walking with other believers provides strength, encouragement, and growth.

 

Matthew 18:20

Following Jesus is both a private and a group activity. Yes, God loves each of us, and we hear His call as individuals. So we need to make time to be alone with Him.. At the same time, we should remember that “it is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18) applies to more than marriage. We must follow Jesus with others who have been similarly called.

We see this call to communal life repeated throughout the New Testament. “Bear one another’s burdens,” Paul writes to the Galatians, “and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). The writer of Hebrews urges gathering for mutual encouragement, especially in trying times (Hebrews 10:25). And in today’s passage, Jesus reminds us He will be present even when only “two or three have gathered in [His] name.” All these instances reference koinonia, a Greek word usually translated “fellowship” in the Bible. It was Luke’s term for the healthy Christian community at the church’s founding (Acts 2:42). We are made for this kind of richly layered discipleship—with God and with fellow believers.

In a world filled with distractions, solitude is an essential Christian discipline. But so is the spiritual discipline of fellowship—that’s where we find the joy and presence God promises when we gather with our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

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“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2Cor. 13:14)

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