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The Word from Jerusalem
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More than 67,000 Nigerians made decisions to dedicate their lives to Yeshua and many people experienced healing as a result of mission trips completed by the Isaiah 2 Initiative. Ron Cantor, an active member of Tiferet Yeshua in Tel Aviv, took a team of young people from his congregation. The Isaiah 2 Initiative has completed […]
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VOR Article by Daniel Kolenda
I heard a minister recently talking about the rapture and trying to make the point that every prophecy necessary to the return of Christ has already been fulfilled. One of his points was that the Gospel has already been preached in all the world according to the promise of Jesus in Matt 24:14 (And this […]
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“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord….” -Rom. 12.10-11 From the nation of India decades ago, Amy Carmichael gives us this staggering story: It was convention week in a hill station in India. The afternoon meeting […]
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The first word of the Great Commission is, “GO…”When Jesus used fishing as a metaphor for Evangelism, he revealed to us something about his chosen model and paradigm. What does evangelism mean to Jesus? To be a “fisher of men” implies releasing the moorings from the bollard, pulling back the anchor, pushing away from the […]
A Queer Thing Happened to America by Dr. Brown: A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last forty years, literally, from Stonewall Inn to the White House, and addresses the question head-on: Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right? Written in a lively and compelling style, but backed with massive research and extensive interaction with the GLBT community, this forthright and yet compassionate book looks at the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on American society.
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Clear the Way for Prayer! VOR Article by Bryan Purtle
“Pray without ceasing….” -1 Thess. 5.17 The apostles of Scripture, basing their lives on the pattern left by Jesus, gave themselves unreservedly to a life of prayer, and they called the saints to enter into the same reality by the grace of God. They knew that it was only by entering into the place of […]
Foundations of Prayer [mp3 CD]:
Essential listening for all those who desire to make prayer a priority in their lives. These messages will challenge and motivate you.
1.) A Call to Prayer
2.) Co-Workers with God
3.) The Lord’s Prayer
4.) Persuading God Through Prayer
5.) Hindrances to Prayer
6.) Do You Trust God?
7.) Take Refuge in God
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Why are people so darn legalistic? Jesus told us to spread the GOSPEL Message to THE ENTIRE WORLD. He did not say to His apostles to go door to door to make sure people keep the Sabbath and all the Jewish Holidays.
Jesus told US to TELL ALL the World the good NEWS. To go shout it on the roof top.
I am so tired of deception being taught in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Saying that those who are followers of the Christ have leaven in them.
I tell you right now you have the Heavenly Father is laughing at that one.
Don’t you legalistic people know that Jesus rebuked the pharisees? He told them that they were blind. He try to tell them the way, the truth and the life. But they did not listen.
Now you have the modern day pharisees who still do not want to listen to Jesus or obey Him. Yet they are trying to convert His followers, those who are filled with His Holy Spirit to live how the pharisees live.
Sorry, No Thanks guys. I obey the teachings of Jesus not this “legalistic religion”. No way.
See ya, don’t want to be ya!!!
Do Jesus a favor will you, go bring the lost to Him. Go tell the hurting people about the love of Jesus. Can you do that favor for Jesus?
I want to give an analogy to my above post.
I realize all the feast days(Jewish Holidays) are all a shadow of the things to come. The thing to come is Jesus.
Ok, so here is my parable(analogy).
When my kids were very, very young babes, they would get more excited about the wrapping paper then the actual gift itself. They would smile and crunch the paper and just get plain old happy about it. They could care less what was inside the wrapped package.
The wrapping paper represents the Jewish Holidays(feast Days).
Jesus represents the gift.
That is why I don’t understand why folks do not get excited and passionate about Jesus(the gift), instead they are more excited and passionate with the Jewish Holidays(the wrapping paper).
This is how I see it. Scratching my head kind of thing.
Be at peace all!
[Re Daniel’s “rapture” mention, here’s a web piece I encountered recently.]
PRETRIB RAPTURE POLITICS
Many are still unaware of the eccentric, 182-year-old British theory underlying the politics of American evangelicals and Christian Zionists.
Journalist and historian Dave MacPherson has spent more than 40 years focusing on the origin and spread of what is known as the apocalyptic “pretribulation rapture” – the inspiration behind Hal Lindsey’s bestsellers of the 1970s and Tim LaHaye’s today.
Although promoters of this endtime evacuation from earth constantly repeat their slogan that “it’s imminent and always has been” (which critics view more as a sales pitch than a scriptural statement), it was unknown in all official theology and organized religion before 1830.
And MacPherson’s research also reveals how hostile the pretrib rapture view has been to other faiths:
It is anti-Islam. TV preacher John Hagee has been advocating “a pre-emptive military strike against Iran.” (Google “Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism.”)
It is anti-Jewish. MacPherson’s book “The Rapture Plot” (see Armageddon Books etc.) exposes hypocritical anti-Jewishness in even the theory’s foundation.
It is anti-Catholic. Lindsey and C. I. Scofield are two of many leaders who claim that the final Antichrist will be a Roman Catholic. (Google “Pretrib Hypocrisy.”)
It is anti-Protestant. For this reason no major Protestant denomination has ever adopted this escapist view.
It even has some anti-evangelical aspects. The first publication promoting this novel endtime view spoke degradingly of “the name by which the mixed multitude of modern Moabites love to be distinguished, – the Evangelical World.” (MacPherson’s “Plot,” p. 85)
Despite the above, MacPherson proves that the “glue” that holds constantly in-fighting evangelicals together long enough to be victorious voting blocs in elections is the same “fly away” view. He notes that Jerry Falwell, when giving political speeches just before an election, would unfailingly state: “We believe in the pretribulational rapture!”
In addition to “The Rapture Plot” (available also at any library through inter-library loan), MacPherson’s many internet articles include “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards,” “Edward Irving is Unnerving,” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” (massive plagiarism, phony doctorates, changing of early “rapture” documents in order to falsely credit John Darby with this view, etc.!).
Because of his devastating discoveries, MacPherson is now No. 1 on the “hate” list of pretrib rapture leaders who love to ban or muddy up his uber-accurate findings in sources like Wikipedia – which they’ve almost turned into Wicked-pedia!
There’s no question that the leading promoters of this bizarre 19th century end-of-the-world doctrine are solidly pro-Israel and necessarily anti-Palestinian. In light of recently uncovered facts about this fringe-British-invented belief which has always been riddled with dishonesty, many are wondering why it should ever have any influence on Middle East affairs.
This Johnny-come-lately view raises millions of dollars for political agendas. Only when scholars of all faiths begin to look deeply at it and widely air its “dirty linen” will it cease to be a power. It is the one theological view no one needs!
With apologies to Winston Churchill – never has so much deception been foisted on so many by so few!
For all your research on the pre trib rapture, it sounds like you know little about the subject
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