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January 19, 2021

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

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INTERESTING INFORMATION MINISTRY 1/19/2022

 

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

 

 

 

URL - CHILDREN SACRIFICED FOR ADULTS DURING COVID CRISIS, ‘LIKE MOLLOCH’

https://www.israel365news.com/264965/new-york-times-admits-children-sacrificed-for-adults-during-covid-crisis-like-to-molloch-israeli-rabbi-charges/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=New+York+Times+Admits%3A+Children+sacrificed+for+adults+during+covid+crisis%2C++Like++Molloch++Israeli+rabbi+charges&utm_campaign=I3N+-+AM+-+January+05%2C+2022

 

URL - PRACTICE RUN FOR THIRD TEMPLE - REENACTMENT OF SEVERAL TEMPLE CEREMONIES PLANNED (A MUST READ)

·         Menorah: Pure Oil

·         Anointing the Kohen Gadol

·         Dedicating the Alter

https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=5095

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC  VIDEO

 

WORTHY  IS THE LAMB

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

https://youtu.be/LAplJ0_jDFc

 

 

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – “Who can wash away my Sin…….nothing but the Blood of Jesus!

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES SUMMARY

 

·       “I never knew you”- Jesus’ most frightening words

·       What does the Bible really say about the unborn?

·       If Row vs. Wade is overturned, Abortions in California could increase exponentially

·       Israeli archaeological treasures align with Hebrew Bible accounts

·       Spiders the size of a House?

·       GOD’S VIEW OF SIN

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

'I NEVER KNEW YOU:' JESUS' MOST FRIGHTENING WORDS

The Christian Post – Nov. 11, 2021 - There are some words of Jesus that usually send chills up my spine whenever I read them. The fear of being turned away by God at the end of my Christian journey is sometimes overwhelming.

Before now, I had been convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that I would make it to Heaven if Christ returned today. But as I began to contemplate His words more deeply, I have now resolved to become extremely careful in my daily activities as a Christian. I had been so engrossed in the euphoria of the loving-kindness and mercy of God that I seldom remember the terms and conditions that I am bound to keep.

When Jesus gave the instructions that self-denial and cross-carrying are prerequisites for becoming His disciple (Luke 9:23), he wanted us to deny ourselves and follow God. He wants us to collapse our will into the will of God and to get ready to suffer and die the most shameful death for the sake of the Gospel. I struggle every day to kill my flesh in my daily activities, but it keeps on pushing itself into my major decisions. I pick my cross daily, but I still notice that fear of being killed has not allowed me to operate maximally in carrying out the mandate of the Great Commission.

My fear is that I cannot claim that I have absolutely denied myself and have carried my cross. There are still fleshy manifestation and un-readiness to surrender my life for the sake of Christ. I have signed my death warrant along with my fellow missionaries, but we are all still afraid to venture into some areas even when we are convinced that God wants us to go to such places. At times, I do consider my actions as incomplete obedience, and that has increased my fear.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in your name, perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Mathew7:21-23).

Did Christ really mean these words? If He did, then a lot of us are in deep trouble.

The above statement suggests that not all that profess Christ will enter into the Kingdom of God, but only those who did the will of God while on earth. My take on this is that every Christian who desires to get into the Kingdom of God should continually do the will of God. There are many who have done mighty works in the name of Jesus who will not enter His Kingdom, simply because they did not operate in accordance with God's will. “He that thinks he stand should take heed lest he falls” (1 Corinthians 10:12).

The unfortunate thing is that many Christians do not know that they had to pick up their crosses as soon as they gave their lives to Christ. Many run their Christian race without the cross. Cross-carrying is non-negotiable in Christianity, and anyone who refuses to adhere strictly to this will inevitably face rejection from Christ on the last day.

The day God opened my eyes of understanding to see what Jesus told the Church in Sardis in Revelation 3:5, is the day I woke my wife up in the middle of the night. We cried and begged God to help us finish strong. “The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life but will acknowledge that name before my Father and His angels” (Revelation 3:5).

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The most dreadful part of the whole scenario is that there will be no opportunity for repentance at the point of hearing, “I never knew you,” and no second chances. This fear has helped me to be watchful and pray and contemplate God’s judgement. For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

'WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY SAY ABOUT THE UNBORN?'

Charisma News – Jan. 10, 2022 -- Many years ago, we had a pastor that would always say: "What does the Bible say about it?" Viewing the current pollical landscape, voting record and listening to the ongoing narrative, even among Christians, I have to ask myself ... "Isn't it time to start asking that question again?"

Over the years, God has given me scripture after scripture dealing with pre-born babies. I would like to take the time to provide you with some of them, along with some side notes the Holy Spirit gave me. This will make it clear what the Bible does say about God's little children that have no voice.

Do we really understand that it is God, our Father in heaven, that actually forms us in our mother's womb and created us for His glory? Isaiah 43:7 declares "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My Glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." In Isaiah 44:2 and v 24 it says that it was our Lord that formed us from the womb. Job, in Job 9:8 says of God that "Your hands have made me and fashioned me."

Job 34:19 reflects that "...they [we] are all the work of His hands." I just love what Psalm 71:6 says: "By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb." Do we really comprehend that we do not belong to ourselves or anyone else; that we belong to God as it was He who made us? "Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves" (Ps. 100:3).

And David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Pet. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16) speaking of God in Psalm 119:73 that "Your hands have made me and fashioned me;" Isaiah declares: "The Lord has called me from the womb" in Isaiah 49:1; and in verse 5, it states "... Who formed me from the womb to be His servant..." God told the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you;" And of course a favorite to many"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb" (Ps. 139:13).

God cares for those that do not have a helper, as reflected in Job 29:12: "Because I delivered the poor who cried out, the fatherless, and the one who had no helper." And Psalm 72:12 states: "For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper."

When I first read these, the Holy Spirit asked me, "Who has no helper more that an unwanted unborn baby? Whom is more needy when he cries than an unwanted child in his mother's womb?" The wisdom in Proverbs 14:31 tells us, "He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on the needy." We must have mercy on every unborn child, as God hears the cry for help of the unborn (Isa. 5:7).

Father God gives us a warning in Job 34:27-28 that "Because they turned back from Him, and would not consider any of His ways, so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him; For He hears the cry of the afflicted." And again, in Psalm 140:12, we read, "I know that the Lord will maintain [defend] the cause of the afflicted..." May I ask, where does the cries of the afflicted come from more than a child, a human being, being aborted?

Are we as concerned with the fatherless (in and outside the womb) as our Father in heaven is? We read in Psalm 10:14 and verses 17 and 18 that God is the helper of the fatherless ... to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more.

Continue reading at: https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/88023-spiritual-warfare-general-asks-what-does-the-bible-really-say-about-the-unborn

IF ROE V. WADE IS OVERTURNED, ABORTIONS IN CALIFORNIA COULD INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY

Charisma News – Jan. 10, 2022 -- California is moving to dramatically expand and fund the number of abortions performed in the state. Its motivation: the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade this summer.

If the court overturns Roe, the issue of abortion would then be regulated by the states. California is nationally known for its abortion-friendly laws and policies and is positioning itself to serve as an abortion sanctuary for women in states that would implement abortion bans in a post-Roe America.

The state's Future of Abortion Council, led by Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Planned Parenthood and other abortion leaders, says abortions in California could increase exponentially in such a scenario.

In a late December report, the council cited Guttmacher Institute statistics showing the number of out-of-state women driving to California for abortions could increase from 46,000 to 1.4 million—close to a 3,000% spike.

It's a trend the council welcomes. Atkins said she hopes the state will "shape public policy so that California can keep forging ahead along the path of progress and understanding and continue to serve as a beacon of hope for the rest of our nation."

But pro-life advocates such as Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, are sounding the alarm.

Keller called the Future of Abortion Council's report "shocking" and said he's especially concerned about Gov. Newsom's plans to use the state's budget surplus to expand funding, not only for abortions for California residents but also for out-of-state women.

"Gavin Newsom is actually talking about paying people, paying women with unplanned pregnancies to fly to the state of California, to pay for their hotel rooms, to cover all of their work-related expenses if they have to take unpaid time off so that they can come there and end the lives of their unborn children," he said.

ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURES ALIGN WITH HEBREW BIBLE ACCOUNTS

Koenig’s Int’l News – Nov. 30, 2021 -- Nothing helps us better understand the lives of the people who have lived in Israel than the archaeological artifacts that are dug up here. The study of archaeology is of great significance, because it helps inform us all about where we come from. The field assumes additional importance in the context of contested lands, because the artifacts and findings revealed in the Holy Land represent crucial evidence of the lifestyle of Jews living here many centuries ago.

Civilizations have risen and fallen on this hallowed land. However, some treasures that have been found beneath the earth of Israel are arguably more significant than others — specifically, those that support the historicity of the Hebrew Bible.

Here are some of the most important archaeological finds in Israel.

The House of David Victory Stone — 1993

Also known as the Tel Dan Stele, this slab of stone that was found in northern Israel in 1993 provides proof of Israel’s most famous ruler. The Aramaic inscription carved into it offers the first evidence of King David’s dynasty outside of Biblical sources.

The artifact has been dated to the eighth or ninth century BCE and appears to recount the victory of King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, Syria, over King Joram of Israel and King Ahaziah of the House of David. This account differs from the Book of Kings, which states Jehu killed Joram and Ahaziah before taking the Israeli throne. The fragmented inscription reads:

[…] and cut […] my father went up [against him when] he fought at […] And my father lay down, he went to his [ancestors]. And the king of I[s]rael entered previously in my father’s land. [And] Hadad made me king. And Hadad went in front of me, [and] I departed from [the] seven […]s of my kingdom, and I slew [seve]nty kings, who harnessed thou[sands of cha]riots and thousands of horsemen (or: horses). [I killed Jeho]ram son of [Ahab] king of Israel, and [I] killed [Ahaz]iahu son of [Jehoram kin]g of the House of David. And I set [their towns into ruins and turned] their land into [desolation …] other [… and Jehu ru]led over Is[rael … and I laid] siege upon […]”

 

Providing undisputed evidence of the rule of David, the Tel Dan Stele is perhaps the most important relic of Biblical significance to have ever been found in the Jewish state.

King Solomon’s Wall — 2010

A three-month excavation in Israel’s capital Jerusalem, just over a decade ago, uncovered a section of a wall that is believed to date from the tenth century BCE. Influential archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University led the dig in a location known as the Ophel, close to the Temple Mount. The wall, which is an impressive 70 meters long and six meters high, appears to confirm the Book of the Kings’ account of King Solomon building a huge defensive barrier in Jerusalem (1 Kings 3:1).“We don’t have many kings during the tenth century that could have built such a structure, basically just David and Solomon,” Dr. Mazar said in 2010. “This is the first time that a structure from that time has been found that may correlate with written descriptions of Solomon’s building in Jerusalem.” Other relics found at the site appear to support her assertion. They included figurines of women that symbolize fertility, as well as jar handles inscribed with the message “to the king,” and seals that bear Hebrew names.

 

Hezekiah’s Tunnel — 1867

Charles Warren discovered Hezekiah’s Tunnel in 1867, after being sent to conduct excavations close to the Temple Mount. The tunnel, which was constructed around the eighth century BCE, formed part of a system used to transport water from the Gihon Spring to within the city’s walls. Its discovery also confirms the Biblical account of Hezekiah preparing the city for a siege led by Assyrians after the King of Judah offended Assyrian King Sennacherib. An inscription found on the tunnel wall confirms this feat of engineering was made possible by two teams using axes, who dug through rock and gravel from opposite ends until they eventually met in the middle.

Ketef Hinnom Amulets — 1979

Excavation works undertaken in 1979 at a tomb dating back to the seventh century BCE in Ketef Hinnom, southwest of Jerusalem’s Old City, uncovered something remarkable: two tiny silver scrolls that would have originally been worn as amulets. It took three years for the scrolls to be carefully unrolled, and while most of the text on them was indecipherable due to how much they had disintegrated, experts quickly realized their significance.

They are the earliest written passage of the Hebrew Bible, even predating the famous Dead Sea Scrolls by around 400 years. Part of one inscription is a version of Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and protect you! The Lord deal kindly and graciously with you! The Lord bestow His favor upon you and grant you peace!”

 

Jerusalem’s City Wall – 2021

Just this year, archaeologists working in the City of David National Park made an exciting announcement that confirms the Biblical description of the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem led by King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BCE, and the exile of the Jewish people that followed. The discovery of the ancient wall, which is five meters wide, proves biblical accounts of Jerusalem being fortified by a huge structure.

Dr. Filip Vukosavovic of the Ancient Jerusalem Research Center coordinated the excavations alongside Dr. Joe Uziel and Ortal Chalaf on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. “When we exposed the first part of the wall, an area of ​​about one meter by one meter great, I immediately understood what we had found,” Dr. Vukosavovic said. “I almost cried’.

GOD’S VIEW OF OUR SIN

We should be careful not to downplay the seriousness of sin because it offends our wrathful God, and believers need to live in the light.

December 30, 2021

Ephesians 5:1-17

Some people consider sin no big deal and think breaking biblical rules won’t have any effect on them. But they are actually deriding God with their attitude. What’s more, they have fallen victim to the enemy’s deception that it’s possible to get away with wrongdoing. For this reason, right before teaching the principle of reaping what is sown, Paul tells the Galatians, “God is not mocked” (Gal. 6:7). 

The truth is, what we or anyone else thinks about sin is not the issue. All that matters is what God thinks, and He has made His views very clear in the Scriptures. So, if we trivialize our sins, it’s an indication we don’t understand how holy and just the Father is. To emphasize the seriousness of sin, Paul lists ways we offend the Lord with our motives, impure character, words, idolatries, and actions. And in verse 6 of today’s passage, he warns, “For because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” 

As believers, we need to remember how offensive transgression is to God. Although we’ve been saved from His wrath, we cannot sin as we please and claim it’s all covered by grace. Our aim should be to live as children of light, not darkness. 

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URL - OVER 100 CHRISTIAN COLLEGES HAVE TIES TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD

https://www.christianpost.com/news/over-100-christian-colleges-tied-to-planned-parenthood-report.html

 

URL - STATE LAWMAKERS ASKED TO APPROVE CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR THE SICK

https://www.wnd.com/2021/12/state-lawmakers-asked-approve-concentration-camps-sick/

 

 

 

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FOR ALL MY WAYS ARE KNOWN TO YOU

CityAlight

https://youtu.be/44mVzqGeS-Q

 

 

 

-         THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – “Men become accomplices to those things that he accepts – Stan Monthieth, Radio Liberty

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES SUMMARY

 

·       How do you want to be remembered?

·       DEMS prayer vigil: What and who are they praying to?

·       Biden on Third Temple: “We can build back better”

·       NASA hires Catholic Priest to prepare religions for encounter with Aliens

·       THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING GOD

 

 

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES

 

HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? (Excerpt)

 

Koenig’s Int’l News - Jan. 9, 2022 --  As the year of our Lord 2022 has commenced, I have reached an age (75) when several friends and colleagues and contemporaries have begun to meet their inevitable appointment with the death of their earthly bodies that all of us will experience unless the Lord Jesus returns first.

All of this has caused me to ruminate on the subject of my own mortality (an experience that I find most often an unfamiliar activity for baby boomers such as myself).  My first reaction to pondering my own mortality was to be grateful for the good gene pool I inherited from my parents, both of whom lived into their 93rd year and both of whom were in relatively good health until the last year of their lives. My generally good health has probably been aided by the fact that I have not been a consumer of alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs.

Second, I found myself expressing gratitude to my Heavenly Father that in His providence I was born into a family with a dedicated Christian mother who always taught me that Jesus loved me and He had a wonderful plan for my life and that I could know that tailor-made plan if I confessed my sins to Him and trusted Him as my Lord and Savior.

I am so grateful that I came to know Jesus as Savior, Lord, Friend, Counselor, and Life Coach at an early age. As a consequence of my faith relationship with Jesus, I have never feared physical death (although you cannot be in the ministry for any length of time without understanding that there are some ways of leaving this life that are far less pleasant than others).

I firmly believe that “to be absent from the body” is “to be present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8). I have always had a confident conviction that I would not die until God’s plans and purposes for my life were fulfilled.

Why do I believe that? Because the Bible tells me so. In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus, he informs them that Christians are saved by God’s grace, not our works, but that “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). God has a unique plan and life purpose for every human being and no one can fulfill that plan and purpose as well as that person can.

Christianity has a worldview and a philosophy and is a way of life, but first and foremost, it is a personal relationship between the Lord Jesus and each individual who has trusted Him as their Lord and Savior. Real, true Christianity involves a person knowing Jesus in a first-person relationship as “my” Savior, rather than merely a third-person relationship as “the” Savior.

For those of us who have entered into the personal one-to-one relationship, death is a release from this earthly body to immediately be ushered into eternal life (I Cor. 15:51-58).  

Of course, all of us know that the journey from this life to the eternal one is an unknown one where our Savior is our salvation captain. As the writer of Hebrews declares:

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor: that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Heb. 2:9-10).

Additionally, none of us know with any degree of probability God’s timetable for any one of us, so death could come at any moment.

So, how do we want to be remembered? Every one of us leaves behind a legacy of how we have impacted loved ones and those with whom we have interacted in this life.

As my appointment with my earthly death draws inevitably closer with each passing day, I have made it the settled goal of my life to keep my eye on the prize of finishing well and hearing, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”

How do I make that goal a reality? How do I make it the settled goal of my life to faithfully fulfill God’s providential plan and will for my life as a minister of the Gospel, as a husband, as a father, as a son, as a brother, and as a disciple of Jesus?

An Old Testament character provides a clear and compelling answer. In the book of Ezra we are told that Ezra was used mightily to fulfill God’s purposes because “Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” (Ezra 7:7-10).

Ezra was a “Scribe” in Israel which means he was a man who possessed an enviable reputation as an expert on God’s Word. Yet, he made it the settled goal of his life to know the Word of God, then to do it and then to teach it.

Ezra was described as having “the good hand of his God upon him.” Ezra was God’s man, on God’s mission, in God’s time, with God’s power and blessing because he had made it the settled purpose and goal of his life to seek to know God’s Word, to be obedient to it, and to share it with others.

I pray that God will give me the faith and discipline to follow Ezra’s example and finish well. If I am able to fulfill that quest, it will be because He has enabled me to do it. And I will give Him all the praise and glory.

May all of us who name the name of Christ as Savior and Lord present the lives we live as an act of worship to our Lord and Savior.

'WHAT ARE THEY PRAYING TO?' RESOUNDS AFTER DEMS' 'PRAYER VIGIL'

'They worship government as if it is their god'

Among the many speeches, moments of silence and the like that the Democrats in Washington held this week to promote their message that the riot of Jan. 6, 2021, was an "insurrection," there also was a "prayer vigil."

Actually, a "bipartisan prayer vigil," according to a schedule that the party released.

But there soon was a question raised:

"What are they praying to?" asked Pete Hegseth in a segment on "Fox News Primetime."

In fact, while several prominent Democrats say they are Catholic, they pick and choose which of the church's tenets to follow, discarding the one about not killing unborn children as a matter of course.

The rest of the Democrat party largely has worked over the last decade to penalize churches, and nuns, who don't support abortion, those who don't support the LGBT ideologies, that want fairness in public accommodations, and more.

For example, the Barack Obama administration, with Joe Biden as vice president, staged a years-long attack on Catholic nuns who wanted nothing to do with supporting abortion, and a Christian foster child agency was attacked for insisting that its couples be ... male and female. And the fight in Philadelphia is over the fact the city allows other faiths, other nations, and other ideologies to fly their flags at city hall, but bans the Christian flag.

It is BizPacReview that highlighted the Democrats "spiritual" agenda this week.

"If there wasn’t already enough to lambast the Left for in raising up the Jan. 6 riot as being on par with Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we can add worship of The Party and lust for power to the list," the report explained.

It was after the Democrats staged a "candlelight vigil in commemoration of what they have deemed as a day that will live in infamy."

But Hegseth explained the prayer vigil had little to do with a known faith.

"But Lawrence, what are they praying to?” Hegseth asked. “Because you talked about how they talk in religious terms about January 6th because what they believe was attacked was their cathedral, which is government. They worship government as if it is their god. And when that is targeted as something

"This is a vigil for what they believe is the altar of their power."

"Who are they praying to? The gods of climate change, themselves, Nancy Pelosi? I don't know," he said. "But it's not the Lord and Savior that our Founders put their trust in."

BizPacReview described the vigil as "an absurdly solemn affair, complete with an invocation from a Catholic bishop and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leading members down the steps while each held an electric candle in their hands."

Guest host Lawrence Jones said of the gathering, “Apparently now they believe back in God, they believe back into prayer."

“There's something inherently phony about saying that you're praying for  (someone) while you're working 24/7 to destroy (them)" - Pastor Robert Jeffress

1 Cor. 10:20 states that “…but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God;” – Paul was talking about food sacrificed to idols; but is this not the same thing? If a prayer is offered, but not in accordance with God’s commandments and Will, does it not become a prayer to the Devil…….to the god of Death?

Mathew Henry Commentary:

It ( Gentile sacrifices)was having fellowship with devils, because what the Gentiles sacrificed they sacrificed to devils; and to feast with them upon these sacrifices was to partake in the sacrifice, and therefore to worship the god to whom it was made, and have fellowship or communion with him just as he who eats the Lord’s supper is supposed to partake in the Christian sacrifice; or as those who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. But heathens sacrificed to devils: "Therefore do not feast on their sacrifices. Doing it is a token of your having fellowship with the demons to whom they are offered.

BIDEN ON THIRD TEMPLE: 'WE CAN ALWAYS BUILD BACK BETTER'

Joe invokes 'temple of our democracy'

"Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people." -- Isaiah 56:7

WND – Dec. 5, 2021 -- During the fourth night of Hanukkah and the annual menorah-lighting ceremony, Joe Biden talked about the destruction of the Second Temple, which he compared it to the "temple of our democracy."

Never mind that democracy is a Greek concept. It was typical Joe Biden – just letting it roll.

But later in the talk, he expressed optimism the Third Temple would be rebuilt.

"Whether it's in the Temple of Jerusalem or a temple of our democracy, nothing broken or profaned is beyond repair ... nothing," he said. "We can always build back better. Or, perhaps, build back brighter."

It was odd. Was he comparing the torching of the Temple and the massacring of the Jews to the Jan. 6 "insurrection" against the Capitol Building?

Only Joe knows what was on in his mind.

The speech was not without the president's signature gaffes, including telling Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, Doug, was "leading the menorah lady."

Biden also welcomed Israel's new ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog. Following the introduction, Biden recalled (incorrectly and inaccurately) the former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir saying that he was going to be the liaison between Israel and the Egyptians following the Yom Kippur war of 1973. He must have forgotten he was still in college at the time.

On the lessons of the holiday of Hannukah, Biden said: It's a "story provides a powerful lesson and nourishes the wellspring of hope. In darkness there's light. In cynicism, there's hope and optimism and an unyielding belief that miracles are possible."

The menorah that was being lit was designed by the late Manfred Anson, an immigrant who escaped Nazi Germany.

Biden also gave an honorary mention to one guest named Rabbi Aharon Glatt for "encouraging his congregation to get vaccinated."

"You know when we light this menorah in the White House, when Jewish families place menorahs in their windows, we're proclaiming liberty," he said. "We're exercising the freedom that the Maccabees sought. To simply practice their faith and we're showing that there is still light. That even the most fragile flame can be sustained in a tradition and nourish the soul of a people. A little bit of light, a little bit of light wherever it is found can dispel the darkness and illuminate a path forward."

Government mandates equates with freedom? Well, it's Joe Biden.

NASA HIRES CATHOLIC PRIEST TO PREPARE RELIGIONS FOR ENCOUNTER WITH ALIENS (Excerpt)

 

Weekend News Today – Dec. 28, 2021 -- In a rather bizarre move, NASA has recruited a British priest to prepare the religious for the discovery of alien life as space agencies claim to be getting closer to discovering evidence that life exists outside of planet earth reports The Times.

Reverend Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theology professor at the University of Cambridge, is among 24 theologians who participated in a program sponsored by NASA at the space agency’s Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI) at Princeton University. The theologians attempted to assess how major religions would react to news of alien life being found.

 

The appointment comes as NASA’s $10billion James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch on Christmas day.

 

The vessel will implement cutting-edge technology to examine every phase of cosmic history inside the solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe.

 

The device, which features infrared capabilities, will study a wide array of scientific questions to help mankind better understand the “origins of the universe and humans’ place in it.”

 

A NASA expert said The Times: “We may not discover life for 100 years. Or we may discover it next week.”

 

Davidson seeks to answer theological questions such as whether or not God made life in other parts of the universe or if he sent a savior to die for the sins of aliens.

Another question the British priest seeks to tackle is if discovering extraterrestrial life demands religions to rewrite the entire story of creation in Genesis.

 

THE PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING GOD

The one true God allows us to know Him, and we experience blessings as we learn more about Him.

Knowing about God is different from knowing God. Anyone can learn a few facts about Him, but a sincere believer invests the time and energy to be His friend. 

One of the ways to learn about the Lord is through His Word. By reading the Bible, believers discover God’s character, principles, and ways of operating. Unfortunately, many men and women stop at this step, but it’s also important to meditate on Scripture, which involves thinking about God’s words and allowing the Holy Spirit to interpret them. This practice further deepens the believer’s knowledge. Finally, we apply what we learn, which is when we truly get to know God. 

For example, suppose you read in Psalm 46:1 that God is a very present help in times of trouble, and when trouble shows up, you rely on Him for aid. When He answers—and He will, although not always in the expected way—you learn something: God responds to your trust and dependence with a perfect solution to your problem. 

I frequently admonish believers to read the Bible, but I don’t mean skim its pages for facts. Scripture is a living document, and when you do what it says, you discover God is not some ancient, dictating deity but a vibrant friend who wants to connect with you. 

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THE GRACE THAT WE STAND IN IS MORE THAN WE DESERVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION II - SPECIAL ARTICLES/ BOOK REVIEWS

IN THIS SECTION:

·        WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?  (WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS)

·        WHAT’S IN A NAME?

·        "BOB PIERCE - THIS ONE THING I DO" - A BOOKREVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "THE HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE" - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

·        "SIGNS OF THE TIME” - A BOOK REVIEW/SUMMARY

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE DIE?

 

By D.E. Davis

 

For Christians, we are told in Scripture in 2Cr 5:8 that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. For those who turn away from God, we are told that they are eternally separated from God and go to a place called Hell.  Rev 14:11 says that the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever.

 

The question that everyone ponders is: What really happens after we die? Do we just lay dormant until the Lord takes us to be with him or until judgement is handed out at the Great White Throne as called out in Rev. 20:11? Are we conscience? Do we feel, touch, think, recognize loved ones, know what is happening around us? All questions that we have ask ourselves, no doubt, at some time in our life.

 

My own personal review of the Scriptures has led me to believe that after we die, even though our body may be dead and buried, our Spirit is alive and fully conscience. Chuck Missler likens this state of conscienceness to the software that runs the Computer; once the hardware goes, the software remains intact and available for further applications.

 

There are two illustrations in the Bible that makes it clear as to what happens after death, when we're in the spirit.

 

The first one is illustrated in the Luke account of Lazarus and the rich man in Chapter 16. After death, Lazarus, a man of God, is escorted into Abraham’s Bosom, a holding compartment in Hell for the Believers prior to the Cross. The non-believing rich man was "buried" and went into a separate compartment in Hell (Hades), apart from Abraham’s Bosom, where he was in Torment according to Scripture. Both were in a Spirit state; yet by the account, they could see each other and speak to each other.

 

The second account is in Revelation, where John is taken (in the Spirit) to Heaven to see those things that shall come to pass prior to the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth, or Second Coming (not the Rapture).

 

I had to conclude from the study, based on the following Scripture, that all of the senses we have here on earth will be with us throughout eternity, even unto death.

 

·         THE ABILITY TO LOOK/SEE - Luke 16:23;Rev. 1:12;4:1,4; 5:1,2; 6:1,2,8,9; 7:1,2; 8:2; 9:1,17; 10:1,5; 13:1,2,3;14:1,6; 15:1,2; 16:13; 17:3,6; 18:1; 19:11,17,19; 20:1,4,11,12; 21:1,2,22; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO HEAR - Rev. 1:10; 4:1; 5:11; 6:1,3,5,6,7; 7:4; 9:13,16; 10:4,8; 12:10; 14:2,13; 16:1,5,7; 18:4; 19:1,6; 21: 3; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO BEHOLD ( to obtain knowledge of: understand: perceive) - Rev. 5:6,11; 6:5,8,12; 7:9; 8:13; 13:11

·         THE ABILITY TO REASON - Luke 16:30

·         THE ABILITY TO CRY (even though there will be no more crying in Heaven) - Rev. 5:4,5; Luke 16:24

·         THE ABILITY TO SPEAK - Rev. 5:13; 10:9; 21:6,15; Luke 16:24, 29,30,31

·         THE ABILITY TO FEEL/TOUCH - Luke 16:23, 24,25

·         THE ABILITY TO REMEMBER - Luke 16:25

·         THE ABILITY TO WONDER - Rev. 17:6

·         THE ABILITY TO WRITE - Rev. 1:11; 10:4; 19:9

·         THE ABILITY TO QUESTION - Rev. 7:13

·         THE ABILITY TO TAKE (THE BOOK/ROD) - Rev. 10:8,9,10

·         THE ABILITY TO FALL (ON KNEES) - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO STAND - Rev. 13:1

·         THE ABILITY TO WORSHIP - Rev. 19:10; 22:8

·         THE ABILITY TO PERFORM TASKS - Rev. 11:1

 

God has promised in 1 Thess 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52,53 that one day, we shall be reunited with Him in body and will be transformed and conformed to Him - in the twinkling of an eye. We are also told in Scripture that we shall see Him face to face- see the Lamb that was slain for you and me. We know by His Word, that we will Praise Him, Worship Him and Rule with Him.

 

One thing in the study that I found extremely fascinating was the difference in treatment between Lazarus and the non-believing rich man. Scripture says that Lazarus was escorted to Heaven by an Angel, but there is no indication in Scripture about how the rich man arrived at Hell. Could it be that God had a specific purpose why He chose not to tell us in Scripture?

 

Finally, knowing that others may have varying interpretations of these Scriptures, I strongly urge you to review the Scriptures yourselves to determine what you find as the truth according to God’s Word.

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 

For those who wish you had some other name because you don't like the name you were given, you had better think twice.  It is most likely that the name your parents picked out for you was not their choice but God's choice.  Let’ s face it, the word of the Lord is true.  That's why in Eph. 1:4, God proclaimed that He had chosen us from before the very beginning of the world.

 

If you follow the Genealogy of Adam in Genesis, Chapter 5 (*) you will receive an insight into what importance God put in names - It's an exciting message:

 

Genealogy              Meaning

Adam                     Man

Seth                        Appointed

Enosh                     Mortal

Kenan                    Sorrow

Mahalalel              The blessed God

Jared                      Shall come down

Enoch                    Teaching

Methuselah           His Death shall bring

Lamech                 The Despairing

Noah                      Rest, Comfort

 

Now let us look at God’s Plan for Redemption:

 

"Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest."

 

Let us now look at the Genealogy of Abraham (*):

 

Genealogy            Meaning

Abraham               Predestination

Isaac                      Called

Jacob                      Justified

Joseph                   Glorified

 

(*) Source: Chuck Missler’s Briefing package: “A Walk Thru the Bible”

 

WELL YOU SAY! BUT THAT WAS ALL OLD TESTAMENT AND WOULDN'T BE APPLICABLE FOR TODAY - WOULD IT?

 

Well, let us see.................. As a Christian, did God not choose you by name at the same time he chose Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph - before the very foundation of the world?  If God had a purpose for their name, would you expect anything less for your name since He chose you at the same time?

 

As a Christian, You ought to thank God daily that you, by your given name, was written in the Lamb's book of life before the very foundation of the world and that you will be a partaker in all the promises  of Rev 21:27.

 

Within the last couple of years, researchers have found many startling discoveries through the use of super computers, specifically, hidden codes that God supernaturally placed within the Hebrew text of the Bible.  Over 2000 years ago, the names of historical and current leader’s names were placed in the Bible. Such names as Adolph Hitler, Eichmann, Arafat, Peres, Rabin, Rabin's murderer Amir, Ben-Zion Netanyahu, Saddan Hussein, George Bush, Schwarzkoph, Peter Arnet (CNN), Timithy McVeigh, Bill Clinton.

 

Do you think that God would limit His calling out to just those who had a highly visible historical impact on this world?  There is no doubt that He had a purpose in doing this, if nothing else, just to get your attention that He is the Creator; that He alone knows the beginning from the end.

 

It is my firm belief that as we advance further with our computer technology and peel back the layers of the Hebrew text of the scriptures, we will make many more startling and exciting discoveries.  One being that God has written each and every one of our names in His Word.

 

HERE IS WHAT GOD SAID: Isaiah 66:22 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain."

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW by D. E. Davis (September 1997)

 

BOB PIERCE -"THIS ONE THING I DO"

 

By Franklin Graham with Jeanette Lockerbie

 

 

It is amazing the worlds that open up to an individual, once the Power of the Holy Spirit comes upon him. Just three years ago, where once I was blind to Missions, to all the inspired men and women God has called to service and the multitude of people all over the world who have been saved, new worlds are ever opening to me to see how awesome the power of God is in our Christian lives.

 

 

Such was the power and strength of faith Bob Pierce had in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It is difficult for me to even attempt  to assess where God has put Bob along with other past great men of the faith, but from what I read about his life with Christ, he certainly had his eyes focused on Jesus!  I personally feel inadequate and humbled to even put in words, my thoughts about this man.  Bob was a man Blessed by God.  I feel sad that I never had an opportunity to know him, but look forward to meeting him one day in heaven.

 

If ever there was a verse of scripture that represented Bob Pierce, it had to be the title of this book as taken from Philippians 3:13,14 ".......this one thing I do,....I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ."

 

Bob was raised in Los Angeles and at the age of 12, gave his life to Christ and was baptized in the Nazarene Church. "God simply called me to give my heart to Jesus, and I followed Him."  He died in 1978 of leukemia but lived his life for Christ in between in between those dates as if Christ was coming tomorrow and he still had to witness to the whole world before dawn broke.  Throughout his career, he dedicated his life mainly to Missions and over the years was responsible for founding such World re-noun programs as "World Vision", an organization dedicated to meeting the emergency needs in crisis areas such as Korea after the Korean war.  During that time of need, he established  a Korean Orphanage, serving over 30 thousand Korean war orphans.  Bob was also responsible for starting the World re-noun Korean Orphan's Choir.  As an outgrowth of "World Vision" he founded "World Medical Mission" which covered all emergency medical needs in countries all over the world which had no medical facilities.  He was also founder of "Samaritan's Purse" and organization dedicated to funding World emergency need, no matter where they were.  These organizations are still meeting the needs of those in crisis today.

 

If his work through these organizations was not enough, he became a United Nations War Correspondent during World War II; was Co-founder for "Youth for Christ"; and became a Motion Picture producer/Radio program host, author and a lecturer, but first and last, he always considered himself an evangelist! Even though Bob knew that he was "extraordinarily gifted by God, he was never impressed with himself - he considered himself just an earthly vessel, available at all times for the exclusive use of the Lord".

 

In his own words, he had "many flaws, failings but had abundant faith in God who lives and cares about people."

 

If I had to pick four areas of the Christian life that I feel truly represented Bob Pierce, they would be 1) Unwavering Faith, 2) Compassion for others, 3) Obedience to God and 4) Commitment to accomplish the Will of God in his life.

 

From the Beginning, Bob knew his calling was for Missions to the Asian Countries.  His first mission led him through Hawaii to Hong Kong and eventually to China.  Getting to China was his first big test of faith - he had no money, even for the first leg to Hawaii.  Bob held the opinion that God knows ones needs already and if He has called you to a task, He will provide and enable you - just move out! He did just that and went to the L.A. airport that day without any money in his pocket.  His faith paid off as God provided the funding for each leg of his trip just at the moment he needed it.  This was the norm rather  than the exception throughout his career as an evangelist. What ever it was, where ever it was, if God called, Bob would act no matter what the circumstance......he knew that God would always provide.....and He did!

 

Bob had a compassion for the spiritually and physically suffering of the world.  "He was the friend of the little people, the forgotten, the hurting, the maimed, the unheard and the unsung".  Bob's theme was "Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God". It was Bob's personal belief that "wherever you find men and women who really love Jesus Christ, you find the compassion of Christ spilling out of them to meet human need." Over the years World Vision, Samaritan's Purse and other organizations like them; one in particular, Mission Aviation Fellowship Pilots (MAF), who flew Missionaries around the world in crisis situations, helped so many helpless and needy men, women and children. They knew first hand the healing power of God.

 

Bob dared it all to be obedient to the Lord's call.  Once he had in focus the mission that God wanted him to accomplish, he followed in Faith to bring the unsaved to Christ.  It was his opinion that " If you are an ambassador, act like one!"- no matter where you are. Bob would bring to memory how other great men of Faith were obedient even in the face of death.  During World War II, a young South Korean Pastor, Mr. Im was mistaken for a North Korean Communist and imprisoned.   During his internment, he would go around camp singing "Jesus Loves Me" and other Christian songs.  He not only uplifted and inspired other fellow Christian prisoners to come together, he brought many more to Christ.  Together he and another prisoner, Chaplain Voelkel, established a Bible Study where over 6,000 prisoners finished a six month Bible Study.  Six Hundred (600) of those finishing the Bible Study  became pastors and came back to Korea to preach the Gospel.  In another instance, he related how a Korean school teacher was put to death in front of his students because of his faith and obedience to the Lord.

 

To be an ambassador for the Lord "is one of the greatest things that could ever have happened to anyone - to let God put a fish hook into you so deep that there is no way of ever getting off the hook."

 

 "Bob did one thing all of his life, and that was to lead people to the foot of the Cross where they would put their faith in a risen Lord Jesus Christ.  He lived every minute completely amazed that God could use him.  No matter how much he was able to do in how many places, it was never enough."  This was the kind of commitment Bob made to Jesus; "to commit yourself, give yourself away to God irrevocably, forever.  Say to Him, go ahead and burn me up. Spend me. Eat me up.  Use me for you Glory." And that's exactly what he did.

 

Being a man of God was not always easy for Bob and he paid a high price.  In one measure or another he had to forsake his wife, his family, his Mother and Father, his brothers and sisters and other worldly possessions to follow Jesus.  He not only lost his health, he lost his Daughter, Sharon, to death.

 

Committing your life to Christ in a Godless society is never easy; many times you feel like you may be the only one putting your life, your self image, your social acceptance on the line.  As Bob came to realize, ".  Someone has to go and pay that humiliating price of literally letting your ego be stomped on- not just pushed in and suppressed, but laid out there for people to stomp on.  We need to do this by the grace of God with love and patience: sow the seed on rocky soil, nurture it, and maybe never be applauded."

 

Committing your life to Christ really comes down to this; What really matters

to you in Life?

 

On his death bed in the City of Hope, Bob left us this one message - "I don't care what you have attempted. What you have succeeded at, or what has been your work in Christ's name while you are here on earth - only one thing matters when you have reached the last step before you go to stand before Christ:

 

- Did you tell men and women who Jesus is?

- Did you bring them to some comprehension of His redeeming love?

- Did you make it plain to them that He alone can pay their way to heaven throughout His atoning death on the cross?"

 

Such was the life of a man of God, Bob Pierce.

 

 

 

HIDDEN CODES OF THE BIBLE

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ACT 17:11 - Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

Other reading:      "The Hebrew Factor" by Yacov Rambsel

                                                Prepared by D. E. Davis

 

Daniel 12: 4 - "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Here is undeniable proof, the third in the series, that every word, every letter and every punctuation in Bible text was put their by the inspiration of God.  It gives new meaning to the words "increase knowledge".  It's just one of the many signs, and without a doubt, the most exciting revelation that God said he would reveal to man in the "end time".   As you will see, God has put his signature throughout the Bible, has revealed History before it ever happened, all through hidden codes that were supernaturally placed into text which was written over 2,000 years ago; which could only be found with today's computer technological advances.  The codes are found in what scholars call "Equidistant Letter Sequences" or ESL.  That is, each sequential letter in an encoded word or phrase was found the same distance apart numerically; The exact interval designed by God.

 

Actually, the discovery of hidden codes in scripture dates back to before WWI and it was not until 1988 that the use of computers were able to detect a significant amount of coding in scripture.  Since then, the research that Grant Jeffrey and others have done has just exploded and new discoveries are happening every day.

 

Here is a summary of what has been found and outlined in Grant's book, referenced above.  It is my understanding that he is in the process of writing another book to tell what he has found subsequent to "The Signature of God".

 

Luke 21:15 - " For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay (refute) nor resist."

 

Proverbs 25:2 - "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter."

 

THE SIGNATURE OF GOD

 

What follows is what most of the human race would find hard to believe.  It unfathomable to think that the Hebrew Bible, containing 304,805 Hebrew letters, written by 40 individuals could contain hidden messages that if one letter was taken out of the text, one word was removed, the hidden message could not be revealed......yet the message has been sustained for over 2,000 years and has been revealed to man just as Jesus said it would be.  Jesus has actually placed His name and other messages about Himself into text which proves he is the creator of all; King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

GOD'S SIGNATURE

God has personally signed scriptures throughout the Old and New Testaments in various ways.  For example in the Old Testament, he has encoded his name, Jesus, in the following scripture:

 

 

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM ANCIENT TIMES UNTIL TODAY

God has also encoded unbelievable detail about many of the things we read about and which touch our lives daily.  For example, he outlines:

 

PLACES AND THINGS

·         Gen. 2: 4-10  - The key word "Eden" was spelled out sixteen (16) times in the span of 379 Hebrew letters.  The letters were all equidistant from each other.

·         Gen. 2  - In this chapter which deals with the garden of Eden, scientists found encoded in the Hebrew text, Twenty-five (25) names of trees that were in the

Garden of Eden.

·         Gen. 1:1 - Starting with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "Tav", the word "Torah" was found every 50th letter.

·         Ex. 1: 1 - Again, starting with the first appearance of the letter "Tav" and counting every 50th letter, the word "Torah" was spelled. Num./Deut. - In the book of Numbers the word "Torah" was found spelled backwards every 50th letter.  In the book of Deuteronomy, "Torah" was found again spelled backwards, but this time every forty-ninth (49) letter.

 

NAMES AND EVENTS

·         Holocaust

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - Beginning with the second to last appearance of the Hebrew letter "bet" in this passage, they found every Thirteenth (13) letter, the phrase "b'yam marah Auschwitz" which means "in the bitter sea of Auschwitz."   Also encoded in this passage were the names of the other Nazi Concentration camp, "Belsen".

·         Deut. 33:21 - Beginning with the letter (resh) that appeared in the Hebrew word "Yisreal," and counting every twenty-second (22) letter from the left to right they found the phrase "re'tzach alm" discribing the Holocaust, which when translated, means "a people cry murder, slaughter."

 

·         Adolph Hitler

·         Deut. 10: 17-22 - The word "Hitler" spelled out in Hebrew was found every twenty-second (22) letter.

·         Deut. 33:16 - Beginning with the first appearance of the Hebrew letter "mem" and every two hundred and forty-sixth (246) letter from left to right you find that the coded letters spelled out the phrase, "Melek Natzim," which translates as the "king of the Nazis."

 

·         Eichmann

·         Deut. 32:52 - Beginning with the appearance of the first letter (aleph) and counting from left to right every six hundred and seventy (670) letters, the name "Aik'man" is spelled, which is the Hebrew form of the name "Eichmann."

 

·         Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

·         "Sadat occurred together with the name of the leader of the Moslem  Brotherhood assassinating team that killed him.......it contained the year of his assassination, 1981,  and the words "president," "gunfire," "shot'" and 'Murder".

 

·         Desert Storm

·         Beginning in Gen. 1:7 and continuing through the rest of Genesis, Grant Jeffrey indicated at the Prophesy Conference in Irvine,Ca. on 27 Sept. 1996 that they had recently found information in hidden code in scripture relating to Desert Storm.  I believe more details will be available in Grant's next book.

 

·         The French Revolution

·         Gen. 39,41 - "Another passage in the Book of Genesis revealed a cluster of encoded words that deals with the French Revolution.  The following words are clustered ogether" "Mapecha HaSarfatit" which spells "the French Revolution" in Hebrew, "Louis," the name of the French king, and the word "Beit (house of Bourbon,") his royal dynasty.  In the same cluster were the following words:  "Hamarseilles" (the name of the French anthem) and the word "Bastillia" (the infamous French prison for political prisoners........"

 

OTHER HISTORICAL INFORMATION

·         Word pairs - "In their initial experiment, .......the scientists arbitrarily chose three hundred (300) Hebrew word-pairs that were logically related in meaning, such as hammer and anvil, or tree and leaf, or man and woman." ".....the researchers were astonished to find that every single word-pair had been located in Genesis in close proximity to each other."

 

·         King David's Ancestors

·         Gen. 28 - " Every one of the five Hebrew names of these ancestor of King

David     (Pharez, Zerah, Boaz, Obed, Jesse) were found encoded at forty-nine (49) letter intervals, hidden within the text of Genesis 38".

·         Famous Jewish Rabbi -  "The Jewish people celebrate the memory of their famous sages by commemorating their date of death.  Incredibly, the computer program found every single one of the sixty-six names of these famous rabbis embedded in the text of Genesis paired at significantly close proximity with their actual date of birth or their date of death."

 

IS THE HEBREW BIBLE UNIQUE TO GOD' S INSPIRED EMBEDDED CODES?

Grant points out that "The researchers attempted to reproduce these results by running the computer program on other religious Hebrew texts outside the Bible, including the Samaritan Pentateuch. .......the researchers could not detect word pairs in the Samaritan Pentateuch or any other Hebrew text outside the Bible.  In fact, an exhaustive analysis reveals that no other Hebrew text outside the Old testament contains these mysterious codes, not even the Hebrew apocryphal books written during the four hundred years before the birth of Christ"

 

A WORD OF CAUTION

"No one can search the Torah using these codes to foretell future events.  The reason is that it is impossible to extract the encoded information unless you already know what the future facts are."  "The prophet Isaiah warned against false prophets and declared that only God can Prophesy  future events accurately

(Isa. 46: 9,10).

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"Computer tapes are now available so that anyone with a computer can personally verify the existence of these codes beneath the text of the Scriptures.

 

As Christians, we can stand firm in the word and shout for joy.  God has given us "the words and the wisdom that none of our adversaries will be able to refute or contradict", no matter how much they try!

 

PRAISE THE LORD!

 

 

 

SIGNS OF THE TIME

 

 

References:           Grant R. Jeffrey - "The Signature of God"- RECOMMENDED READING

                                               

Prepared by D. E. Davis

June 10, 1997

 

Prelude

 

How do we know that Jesus is the one true God when there are so many religions, cultures and cults that claim that they serve the one true god?  How about Buddha, Allah?

 

Scripture says that God alone knows the beginning from the end.  The way that God establishes His authority is through Biblical Prophesy.  There are over 500 prophesies that were prophesied over 2,000 years ago that have all come to pass.  There are still some Old Testament that have yet have to be fulfilled (Daniel Ezekiel), but there has never been an event prophesied that has not come to pass in it’s time. 100% accuracy tells us that the God of the Bible is the only true God.  No one else in the history of the world, living or dead, can make this claim.

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In Matthew 24:3, just before Jesus' ascension into heaven, the disciples of Jesus ask Him what would be the sign of His second coming.  Over the centuries various groups have attempted to guess when Christ would return to the earth to claim His inheritance as promised throughout scripture.  As we know, no one has been right yet!.  God clearly states in Matthew 24:36 that no man, not even the angels, know the day or the time when Christ will return. Only God the Father knows.

 

This summary is clearly not another attempt to forecast this event.  This summary does, however, attempt to provide an awareness of what is happening around you so that you will not be caught unaware. (Ref. Luke 21:34 and Matthew. 24:42).

 

ACT 17:11- Exhorts you to daily review the scriptures to see if what is being said is true.

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----------------------THE SIGNS OF THE TIME-------------------

 

Grant Jeffrey has done a wonderful job of providing critical information about events that are happening in this generation that all Christians need to know;  Events that were prophesied over 2,500 years ago.  Approximately 90% of the material contained herein was extracted and summarized from Grant's book.  I highly recommend reading this book as it contains so much more that you will want to know.

 

THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL

The rebirth of Israel was prophesied in several scriptures throughout the Bible.  Isaiah 66: 8 predicted that Israel would be born again in "one" day.   Ezekiel 4:3-6 and  Levitcus 26:18 foretold the exact number of days that it would take Israel to re-establish themselves as a nation in the last days. ( The exact calculation can be found in Grant Jeffrey's book referenced above). On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed their independence of the reborn state of Israel.....The exact day that was predicted over twenty-five (25) centuries ago.......No other ancient nation ever ceased to exist for a period of centuries and then returned to take its place on the stage of world history."

 

PRESENT ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

In Psalms 83:2-8, God inspired King David to predict that upon Israel's rebirth as a nation it would be immediately surrounded by their enemies.  The modern names of those nations named in scripture include Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria....the nations that have now joined the Palestinians in their attempt to destroy Israel.

 

In Gen. 12: 3,  God has promised to punish those nations that come against Israel.  "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

 

RESTORATION OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

When Israel was captured by Nebuchadnezzar in approx. 562 B.C., Israel was no longer allowed to speak the Hebrew language, but had to learn the language of the Chaldeans.  The Lord predicted, however, through Zephaniah 3:9, that he would restore a pure language to Israel so that they may "serve him with one consent".  It was in the early part of this Century that the Hebrew language was revived from the dead language.  Today, Hebrew is a living language to over 5 million Israelis.

 

THE FERTILITY OF ISRAEL

In  Isaiah 27:6; 35:7 and Joel 2:23, the Lord prophesied through these prophets that the deserted, unproductive, barren land of Israel would once again become productive in the last days and that Israel would experience tremendous increases of rain.  Ever since Israel has returned to the land, they have flourished in the land and now supply over 90 percent of the citrus fruit consumed in Europe.  Rainfall has increased by more than "10 percent every decade for the last century and Israel has planted in excess of two hundred (200) million trees and transformed the complete environment of the Promised Land."  According to the United Nations, Israel is now "the most agriculturally efficient land on earth."

 

THE UNWALLED CITY

Ezekiel 38:11 speaks of the future invasion of Gog and Magog (Russia) saying "And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of un-walled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates". Grant explains that "even army bases and Israel's settlements in the West Bank and Gaza have no walls today.........How could Ezekiel have known twenty-five centuries ago that the development of modern weapons such as bombs, airplanes and missiles, would have made walls and gates irrelevant for defensive purposes in the last days.  In the ancient past even small villages as well as cities depended on walls for defense against invading armies."

 

PLANS FOR REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE

Revelations 11:1, 2 foretells of Israel rebuilding the Temple in the last days.  There is much controversy between the Israelis and the Muslim's because the Dome of the Rock (Al-Aqsa Mosque) it is believed, sits on the very spot where the Temple is suppose to be built.  In recent years, however, aerial Infra-red photography shows that this may not be the case.  Ezekiel 44:14-18, tell about the sacred vessels and linen robes that must be used in the Temple.  "The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has already prepared over 75 of the objects, vessels, and linen garments required for future Temple service.......over 500 men from the tribe of Levi have already been trained to fulfill the duties of Temple worship and sacrifice."

 

Update:

Just recently in the Washington Post on May 28, 1997, it was reported that a 10 month old  heifer named "Melody" is the first red heifer to be born in Israel in over 2,000 years.  "In ancient times, the ashes of a red heifer were mixed with spring water to purify high priests before they entered the Temple."

 

THE REBUILDING OF BABYLON

We know that the old city of Babylon (now called Iraq) will be built again in the end times because Isaiah 13:6, 19 foretells of its destruction.  In Isaiah 34:8-10 it is prophesied that the rebuilt City of Babylon will burn for ever.

 

"As unlikely as it seems, the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein has spent over one billion dollars rebuilding the ancient city of Babylon and intends that it will become the center of their future renewed Babylonian Empire.  Interestingly, the whole city of Babylon was built over an underground lake of asphalt and oil."

 

THE ANOINTING OIL

The prophet Daniel prophesied in Dan. 9:24 that the when Jesus returns, that the most Holy of Holies will be anointed with the anointing oil.  "One of the five ingredients, afars' mon, was thought lost forever, when the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 and the only two groves of afars'mon trees in existence were burned

to the ground.  Incredibly, several years ago, archeologists in Israel found a clay flask buried near the Dead Sea caves filled with the ancient oil of anointing.  Scientists confirmed that the oil is two thousand years old and is composed of the precise ingredients described in Exodus 30:25,26."

 

 PESTILENCE/FAMINES/EARTHQUAKES

Matthew 24:7 prophesied that in the last days "For nation shall rise against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilence, and earthquakes, in divers (various) places."  Grand Jeffrey writes regarding these matters:

·         Pestilence - In 1991, the Central Intelligence Agency produced a report which "concluded that up to 75% of the population of Africa living in the area south of the Sahara Desert may become infected with AIDS over the next 12 years.  This will mean the death by AIDS of over three hundred million people in       Africa alone.  In July 1991, the South African Medical Journal reported that a staggering 47% of black male and female blood donors tested positive for AIDS during 1989."

 

In Nov. 1996, the Associated Press reported that "Sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed 12 million times a year in the United States - including a staggering 3 million cases among teen-agers".

·          Famine - The United Nations today "claim that over thirty million in Africa are now at risk of dying from the most devastating famine in this century.  The UN estimates that one billion people are in danger of starvation while another billion lack proper nutrition.  North American food reserves (grain and corn) are at the lowest level in sixty years."

·         Major killer earthquakes – “Major Killer earthquakes (7.2 or greater on the Richter scale) occurred only once per decade throughout history until our century.  However, since A. D. 1900, the growth in major earthquakes has been  relentless.  From 1900 to 1949 it averaged three major quakes per decade.  From 1949 the increase became awesome with 9 killer quakes in the 1950's; 13 in the 1960's; 56 in the 1970's and an amazing 74 major quakes in the 1980's.   Finally, in the 1990's, at the present rate, we will experience 125 major killer quakes in this decade."

 

WORLD WIDE COMMUNICATION

In Revelation 11:9,10, it is prophesied that during the tribulation period, the antichrist will have the two witnesses that God sent killed and their bodies will lay in the street for three and a half days while the whole world watches.

 

Did not the whole world watch Desert Storm on CNN television?  With all the technological advances in telecommunications, including the recent opening of the World Wide Net to our computer industry, any event happening in any part of the world can now be viewed while it is happening.  The prophesy of the two  witnesses could literally be fulfilled today.  This could not have happened just 10 or 15 years ago.

 

INCREASED KNOWLEDGE AND TRAVEL

Daniel 12:4 prophesies how much knowledge and travel will increase in the end time. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the Book, even to the time of the end:  Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased."

 

Today, it is estimated that "Human knowledge is growing so quickly that it literally doubles every twenty-four months."   With the discovery through the use of modern "Super" computers by Grant Jeffrey and other researchers of the hidden codes that God supernaturally designed into the original Hebrew text of the Torah describing not only the history of the world in advance, but also verifying his Authority through His personal signature throughout his scripture, we realize that God chose this generation to reveal this unique aspect about himself.

 

It is also amazing that in this century, we have gone from horses to cars, from cars to supersonic spacecraft; not only can we now travel the world in a matter of hours, but in the case of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery, we can now travel at speeds in excess of eighteen thousand miles per hour. 

 

REVIVAL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Daniel 2:40-44 predicts that the old Roman Empire will be revived in the end times into a ten Nation alliance.  We currently see the foundation being laid today through the European Economic Community. "In 1957, six (6) Countries signed the Treaty of Rome laying the foundation for the future United States of Europe.............Since then the Maastricht Treaty consolidated the fifteen (15) Nations of the European Union into the worlds first superstate."  All it will take is the re-shuffling and/or the consolidation of Nations to bring this prophesy to a literal fulfillment.

 

 

ODDS THAT THESE PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED BY CHANCE IN THIS GENERATION

 

"In the Bible there are several types of generations.  One generation is defined as the length of life of the average person - seventy or eighty years.  However, a generation of governing is usually defined as forty years,...........During the last two thousand years since the days of Christ, there were fifty such forty-year generations.  Therefore, the odds are one chance in fifty that any one of these specific prophecies happened by chance in our generation rather than some other generation."

 

"The odds that more than one event happening in our life time are:

 

"Another way of looking at this is that the chance that the prophets of the Bible correctly guessed these prophecies is also one in 97,500 trillion............in other words, it is simply impossible that men alone could

have written the Bible without the supernatural assistance and inspiration of God."

 

Matthew 24:32-35 - "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

 

Luke 21:28 - "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

 

ANTI-CHRIST TO BE REVEALED

As of today, no one knows who the Anti-Christ is, but we do know what God has told us about him:

 

Many people try to spiritualize or say the events prophesied in the Bible are just symbolic.  Any doubt about how God handles these prophetic events should have been erased on May 14,1948.  God is literally fulfilling scriptural prophesy before our very eyes.  Can we expect anything less for those few remaining prophesies for which He has promised the world; 1) the removal of the one who restrains the man of lawlessness/Sin (the rapture of the Church), 2) His second coming to take possession of His inheritance, 3) The millennial kingdom  and 4) the new heaven and new earth.

 

 

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Ezekiel 33:6 - "But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

 

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