“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written:” (Romans 11:25-26a). As it is written! God made an everlasting covenant with Israel choosing them from all the nations in the world to be His people. And to this day there has been a faithful remnant in every generation professing Yeshua as their Lord, being filled with the Holy Spirit and rejoicing in the benefits of a new life in Christ (Messiah). Yet there will come a time when all of Israel will be saved, not every single person, but the nation as a whole will be saved. What a glorious day that will be for all those living upon the earth. Continue reading All Israel will be Saved
Throughout human history evil men have demonstrated brutality to their fellow man beyond our most horrific imagination. Men, women, and children where decapitated, burned alive, sawed into, drowned, buried alive, herded into gas chambers, or shot and thrown into mass graves. Unless you were present the world’s population knew little about the actual events nor did they experience the trauma associated with its shocking carnage. Case in point; we knew little about the extent of Hitler’s mass extermination of the Jews until months before the war’s end. However, we now live in a new day where this brutality is observed almost in real time through Social Media, YouTube, and the 24 hour news channels. The graphic images are beyond appalling as we see little precious children being decapitated by the ISIS caliphate in Iraq. This coupled with their real threat to occupy the White House perhaps through our porous Southern borders it leads most to either an explosive rage or stark fear. Especially when you seriously consider how the Sunni Muslims are being drawn to this ISIS terrorist group like a magnet attracting more followers every day. Who can say how many are living in this country? Continue reading Satan’s Tactic is Fear (Concerning the ISIS Caliphate)
Why is there such a need to know? Are we any different than Christ’s first disciples who peppered Him with questions about the end of all things? The office of the prophetic has always been and always will be popular among God’s people. Human nature dictates it. This is witnessed by many allowing their vain imagination to take root and blossom forth heretical predictions. Charts, maps, and prophetic scenarios have become man’s folly leading to even greater confusion among Christ’s followers. As we stand on the precipice of time and eternity who can be trusted to speak the truth? Jesus Christ who is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega spoke clearly then and He speaks clearly now. From Matthew 24 to the writings to the Thessalonians to the writings by the Apostle Peter to the Revelation it is remarkable that in each age from the First Century until now God’s children could see unfolding events in their life match that of Holy Scripture. Indeed Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophecy in any age. Those living in the first and second centuries of Christianity would need no convincing that they lived during the Great Tribulation from whence people were coming. (See Revelation 7:13-14) To them Caesar was the Beast who was killing Christians by the thousands for claiming Christ as their eternal King and unwilling to offer incense to him as a god. Those living under the tyranny of the early popes needed no convincing that the pope was the Beast. Nor did they need convincing that his persecution of those who followed Holy Scripture alone had cast them into the midst of the Great Tribulation. Those living at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte or Hitler needed no convincing that they were living in the last days under the heel of the Antichrist himself. Even today many don’t need convincing that the current administration in this country or others could produce a world ruler and the dreaded Antichrist causing all to take the mark of the beast.
Why is the Church in America dying and the rest of the world being persecuted? This one question should haunt every true Christian forcing him to his knees seeking an answer directly from our Heavenly Father. Many of the recognized church leaders in this country have been asking the same question but arriving at different results. Some say the church needs to be more open, acceptable and less judgmental to those fleeing the closet. Others have said that we need to meet the pagan where they are in music, dress, and culture norms. While others have said we simply need to speak about God more in our social contacts with no clear direction on what needs to be said. Then there are those who are attributing the demise of the Christian Church to the lack of evangelism. But that is only the first part of the question. Why are Christians being persecuted to death around the world especially in Muslim countries? Clearly to answer the second part of the question will shed light on the first. Continue reading Heaven’s Gate