Thursday, September 26, 2013

SIMPLE COMMAND...RIGHT?

Have you ever heard the phrase - Hugs Not Drugs?  Well, that is the expression of Love that I am made of. I Love to give Hugs.  I try to be as sensitive as possible to those who reject physical contact for whatever reason, but for those who try it or who are fully accepting - they get a warm, gentle bear hug from me. Forgive me if your style of hugging is the "A-frame", pat-you-on-the-back distant hugging stuff, but life is too short for that kind of sissy, physical contact.  That kind of hug falls in the category of Come On Man! (Nod To ESPN's C'MON MAN!).  Give me a hug that lets me know I'm Loved!

The Holy Spirit really wanted to emphasize Love by recalling Jesus' words as a command from God through the Apostle John.
  • "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34
  • "If you love me, you will obey what I command. - John 14:15
  • "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." - John 15:12
  • "You are my friends if you do what I command." - John 15:14
  • "This is my command: Love each other." - John 15:17
In John 13:34 notice how the "command" is given and then repeated.  First there is the command to love one another.  Then there is the self-example by Christ followed by the second command of what kind of Love and how much Love should be given.  John 15:12 is very similar.

Within John 14:15 and John 15:14, the Holy Spirit tells John to communicate that God places Love and Friendship on the line when Loving Each Other is the goal. - "IF you love me, you will obey what I command." (John 14:15)  "You are my friends IF you do what I command."  (John 15:14)

Are you getting the message?  Do you see how important this was and still is to Jesus?  Important enough to give the follower(s) of Christ NO OPTION - command.  In addition, Jesus adds a qualifying remark to all those and for all those who follow Him - "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." - John 13:35

The joy of loving people is an adventure.  Loving anybody is a great experiment.  There are so many ways to express ones affection to another that it is pure joy and curiosity to see the response.  Of course, given in the right attitude and with the right heart Love will find it's way back to the sender.

You see Love is part of God's Law of Sowing and Reaping.  And God, knowing the awesome benefit Loving each other would bring, sent the ultimate example of Love personified - Jesus to sow Love so that He would reap a Kingdom of Love.  He showed us Love in His ministry toward the sick, dying, dead, and untouchables of the day.  He showed us Love in the words He used to build us up in Him and not tear us down.  And He showed us Love in the ultimate sacrifice for the state of relationship we were in with Father God - He died and rose again to redeem it.  As an old Degarmo and Key song called The Pledge says, "He died for me, I'll live for Him."

God is Love.  IF God lives within you Love is yearning to be shared and not withheld.  Love is a verb, an action word.  Grow the Kingdom of Love.  Display and Share Love with each other - out in the world and within the church.  So, as you respect Christ's sacrifice by living for Him, make sure you follow through with flying colors on this command - Love One Another.

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13)


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SEEN THIS GUY? BE AWARE!

Baphomet



Baphomet (/ˈbæfɵmɛt/; from medieval Latin Baphometh, baffometi, Occitan Bafometz) is a term originally used to describe a dark deity supposedly worshipped by the Knights Templar, and subsequently incorporated into disparate occult and mystical traditions. It may have first appeared[1] in 11th- and 12th-century Latin and Provençal Latinisations of the name "Muhammad",[2] but later it appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century.[3] The name first came into popular English usage in the 19th century, with debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.[4]

Since 1856, the name Baphomet has been associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Lévi,[5] which contains elements (of male and female, good and evil, etc.) representing the "sum total of the universe.[1] However, Baphomet has been connected with Satanism as well, primarily due to the adoption of its symbol by the Church of Satan.[6]

Eliphas Lévi

Lévi considered the Baphomet to be a depiction of the absolute in symbolic form and explicated in detail his symbolism in the drawing that served as the frontispiece:[47]

The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of occultism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyne of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The beast's head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyne arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.

Alternative etymologies

  • Arkon Daraul proposed that "Baphomet" may derive from the Arabic word أبو فهمة Abu fihama(t), meaning "The Father of Understanding".[38]

  • Dr. Hugh J. Schonfield (1901–1988),[39] one of the scholars who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, argued in his book The Essene Odyssey that the word "Baphomet" was created with knowledge of the Atbash substitution cipher, which substitutes the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet for the last, the second for the second last, and so on. "Baphomet" rendered in Hebrew is בפומת; interpreted using Atbash, it becomes שופיא, which can be interpreted as the Greek word "Sophia", or wisdom. This theory is an important part of the plot of The Da Vinci Code. Professor Schonfield's theory cannot be independently corroborated, however.[citation needed]

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The actual image of a goat in a downward-pointing pentagram first appeared in the 1897 book La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita.[60] It was this image that was later adopted as the official symbol—called the Sigil of Baphomet—of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used among Satanists.[6]

Baphomet, as Lévi's illustration suggests, has occasionally been portrayed as a synonym of Satan or a demon, a member of the hierarchy of Hell. Baphomet appears in that guise as a character in James Blish's The Day After Judgment[citation needed]. Christian evangelist Jack Chick claims that Baphomet is a demon worshipped by Freemasons,[61]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baphomet

[Really starting to see this particular ugliness manifest in different ways more and more lately - i.e. art, music coverings, dance moves, tattoos, movies, etc... Be Aware!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE HEADED?

So, I ask it again here, in the body of this writing - Where In The World Are We Headed?
Scripture or The Bible says that the world is headed toward a fourth kingdom that is worldwide.  A global community with ten (10) divisions of the world and ten (10) horns/kings/presidents/rulers governing those divisions.  There will also be a particular horn or king that rises in power and does not care for the Most High (Christian/Jewish God) or any person/saint associated with Him.  This particular horn/king, known as the "little horn" in Daniel 7:8 is the man with all the right answers for the world, but a violent appetite for power.  He is the one Christians call the antichrist.

'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.  The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.  He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. - Daniel 7:23-25

The world is ripe.  The world is ripe for a harvest of new believers in Christ Jesus.  The world is ripe for the major prophetic events of the Bible to start falling like dominoes.  In John Hagee's - Countdown Jerusalem - copyrighted 2007, he says (p.127),
  • "There are ten prophetic signs in Scripture that describe the world in the last days. When these ten prophetic signs occur in one generation, that generation will see the end of the age.

TEN PROPHETIC SIGNS OF THE END-TIME WORLD

The knowledge explosion - Daniel 12:4
Plague in the middle East - Zechariah 14:12-15
The rebirth of Israel - Isaiah 66:8-10
The Jews will return home - Jeremiah 23:7-8
Jerusalem no longer under Gentile control - Luke 21:24
International instant communication - Revelation 11:3, 7-10
Days of deception - Matthew 24:4
Famines and pestilence - Matthew 24:7-8
Earthquakes [in various places] - Matthew 24:7-8
"As in the days of Noah..." - Matthew 24:36-39"

There are other Biblical signs to the End-Time, for example Luke 21:25 says "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea."
However, to exhaust all signs in detail I encourage you to pick up material by Hagee, LaHaye, Walvoord, and/or Graham.

If you believe in a Pre-Tribulational Rapture, which is the only escape plan that makes sense, ("wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. - 1Thess. 1:10) then the closer we are to the Tribulation, the closer Christians are to The Rapture. 

So, what can we look for to begin the Tribulation?  Hopefully I and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ will not be around to see what I am about to explain, but merely the lead-up to it.  Daniel 9:27 elaborates on that other king spoken of earlier in Daniel 7:23-25 - 
  • "He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him."
The Tribulation is known as a seven year period of time on earth that God uses as His final opportunities to get His message across to humanity.  It is also a time for God's personal dealings with Israel - "to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy." - Daniel 9:24  However, during this seven year Tribulation period the world has a man on the scene that supposedly has it all figured out.  

Confirming a covenant with many means that a condition has to exist that causes the antichrist to come along and confirm with Israel and possibly the surrounding nations an agreement they once had with God for protection against enemies. At this point in time the antichrist would offer his services and then 3.5 years later go back on them.  One of those promises could be the allowing of animal sacrifices again because at the end of the first 3.5 years the AC does away with it (Daniel 9:27).  It has to be in existence for it to be done away with. The Jewish Temple will need to be rebuilt.  This could be part of the covenant dealings because once again 3.5 years later the AC is found setting up an abomination that causes desolation on a wing of the temple.  It has to be in existence for it to be defiled.

So, keep your eye on Israel and the Middle East for sure.  Meanwhile, the more events that transpire pushing the world toward a global community; the more intense and frequent the many signs of the end-times continue to be fulfilled; the more people preach "Peace and Safety"; the more scoffers say "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." (2 Peter 3:4).....THEN......

When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." - Luke 21:28


Monday, September 16, 2013

JUST ANOTHER LIMB ON THE TREE

The whole point of being a branch connected to a tree is to be fruitful.  This is what Jesus was speaking about in John 15:1-8.  The salvation of the soul or our position in relation to God is NOT the issue here.
"The best explanation, however, is that it is referring to professing Christians who outwardly have no living connection and therefore cannot bear the fruit that can be expected of a fruitful branch." (Walvoord, p. 428, Every Prophecy of the Bible)

You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.

A few notes of interest...
Jesus' audience is "clean" because of the word He had spoken to them.  Their Salvation was on credit.
Jesus stress 4x that Christians can do nothing without Him living within.  Think that's important to know?
  1. No branch can bear fruit by itself
  2. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
  3. apart from me you can do nothing.
  4. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers;
And the word "like" is important when reading - If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers;  The word takes away actuality and brings in a comparative picture that follows instead.  It holds onto the Christians position of salvation but informs us of the uselessness of the fruitless branch.
  • If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
All this abiding in the vine is in order to be fruitful (depopulating Hell and just being a blessing in general).  All this remaining in Him is to show yourself to be His disciple (a Follower of Christ not just a Fan). Otherwise you are just another limb on the tree.


GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

Hallmark's motto is - When you care enough to send the very best.  Do you approach your relationship with God with this amount of effort?  Do you daily respect God the very best you can?

For the true believer in Christ Jesus there are many ways we can display our best means of respect to God, but allow me to magnify a couple -

  1. Having God's dynamite Holy Spirit living within you so He can work through you
  2. Respecting His Holy Name
Christians can see both these challenges in Acts 19:1-20.  I encourage you to look up and read the whole passage on your own before I pull out the necessary verses here.

In Ephesus, Paul established the standard operating procedure for a new convert to Christianity.  It is first belief in Christ Jesus as your personal Savior through verbal repentance, then a public baptism into His Name, then the receiving of the Holy Spirit as your guide, comforter, and power in life.

In verses 1-7 Paul finds twelve men who were disciples of Christ, but baptized in John's baptism which means that the men believed in Christ but were confused about the timing of His coming.  Until John baptized Jesus, John's baptism said to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand or still to come.  Paul corrected this and "told the people to believe in the one coming after him [John the Baptist], that is, in Jesus."  So, they were baptized in the name of Jesus.  Then "Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied."

Some interesting events start to unfold starting at verse 13.
  • Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
Evidently these experimental Jews were successful at first.  "Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits..."  The verse does not say what method they used on the evil spirits as opposed to the demons, but the assumption is that the Jews used the name of Jesus on the evil spirits as well as the demons and were successful at first. However, when the Jews turned their attention to the demon-possessed - the situation turned.  
  • [One day] the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.  When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.  Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.  A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.  In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
Perhaps this is because the demonic spirits wised up to the fact that these Jews did not believe in Jesus, were not baptized in His Name, nor filled with His dynamite Holy Spirit power.  These Jews obviously did not respect the name of Jesus.  They treated it like an experiment.

So, here it is - IF we are to be the light and salt of the world (Matthew 5:13-16); IF we are to be Christ's Ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20); IF Christians are to be Christ's body on earth (His hands, feet, heart, and words extended) (Ephesians 5:23) THEN we have to be filled up with His Holy Spirit power to do the work He has called us to do, using His Name effectively and appropriately and in so doing giving Him the proper respect.  

This calls for a lifestyle of persistent desire after more of God's presence in our daily life and the training of ourselves in the respect and proper usage of God's Name(s).  If we respect God this way then He will respect us in our times of testing, trials, or even exorcisms.  Give and it will be given.  Give God your respect.

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." - Luke 6:38

 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A DENT IN LIFE

Lord,

I need a push through all this. Even more-so, I need your help, your leadership, guidance, and direction along the way. I need peace. I need everything you can give me. For “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)

I’ve got decisions to make. I have a slew of people that need to be healed. There is stress needing to be released. There are goals I desire to achieve. I am getting more concerned about world, national, state, and local affairs – or at least more observant. There are personal dreams I know will not be fulfilled and some that are in no-man’s-land. The list goes on, my muscles tighten-up, and my spirit is sad and weary for a reply from Heaven.

In all this jumbled up mess that is me I know Lord that you know all this. I know Lord that you love me and care. I know that you are the one person that understands me the best. I just wish I had all or at least some of the answers to my list - printed on a piece of paper, lying on a silver platter, descended from Heaven on a pillow-shaped cloud – so that I can make a dent in life.

Looking to you Lord, the Glory and the Lifter of my head,

Chadwick Evan

Amen


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DON'T BLINK...

1 Thessalonians 4:18 says, "Therefore encourage each other with these words."  So.........  
  • "Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
I have got Great News for the True Believer in Christ!  Have you heard the phrase - "Don't blink or you'll miss it"?  Well, with The Rapture Christians may Hear Before They See It/Him.  Take a look at verse 16 of the above passage which reads...
  • "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first."
Whew!  You gotta lotta Holy Sound coming from the heavens BEFORE anything happens to "we who are still alive".  
  1. The Lord is issuing a "loud command".
  2. The voice of the archangel is crying out something
  3. The trumpet of God is sounded
  4. The dead in Christ are raised from the dead
It appears Christians hear a lot BEFORE they are Raptured and very possibly even BEFORE they are Transformed.  The phrase "After that" tells you the order of things.  The phrase tells you what happens after the Lord commands, the archangels voices, the trumpet is sounded, and dead are raised.  It tells you "we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." After the Preliminaries of Heaven are heard, Christians are "caught up" or Raptured.  However, according to this order (especially the dead in Christ rising first) the Transformation of the Christian body occurs BEFORE the Rapture.
God confirms His Word (of order) in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52. 
  • "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--  in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."
Well, will you look at that!  There's some activity BEFORE "we will be changed".  
  1. A trumpet is going to sound.
  2. And the dead will be raised imperishable.
Well, how about the trumpet sounding, the dead being raised, and the remaining Christians being changed - all at the same time?  Not ever having gone through a Rapture, I could buy that.  However, once changed at the same time as the trumpet sounds and dead are raised - We Will Not Precede Those Who Were Dead In Christ. Which reminds me of God's Word through David - "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." - Psalm 116:15

There is no doubt the speed at which those who remain are transformed - "in the twinkling of an eye". However, I dug a little deeper.  I researched the original Greek for "flash" within the phrase "in a flash" of 1 Corinthians 15:52.  The word comes from ἄτομος/atomos/at'-om-os.  It means indivisible, an “atom” of time - a moment.

Now let us observe "twinkling" from the phrase "in the twinkling of an eye" of the same verse.  The original Greek word for twinkling is ῥιπή/rhipē/hree-pay'.  It means a jerk of the eye, that is, by analogy, an instant: twinkling.  You and I call it - a blink.  

The Christian's transformation is going to happen in a blink.  However, there are some preliminary activities. Listen out for those BEFORE HINTS!  Are you Rapture Ready?  If you are Not then "confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, [and] you will be saved." (Romans 10:9).  In the meantime, Don't Blink!  


Monday, September 9, 2013

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

Egypt has got some tough days ahead of it as a nation.  But it also has a happy ending.

The rough times ahead are described in....
  1. Ezekiel 29:8-16 - "records an outstanding judgment against Egypt consisting of a 40 year period of desolation. Biblical records don’t show the Lord ever executing this judgment, and it’s not likely to happen before the 2nd Coming. That leaves the Millennium as the most likely time of fulfillment."
  2. Daniel 11:40-42 -  "the King of the South, which in Daniel 11 always refers to Egypt, will make an unsuccessful play for leadership during the Great Tribulation by attacking the forces of the anti-Christ. Daniel 11:42 reveals that this will bring Egypt under the anti-Christ’s control. The timing is shortly before the anti-Christ moves his headquarters to Jerusalem (Daniel 11:45) for the final showdown in his quest to control the world."
  3. Isaiah 19:16-17"In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the Lord Almighty is planning against them."
Even during the Millenium, Egypt messes up (Zechariah 14:16-19), but as we see through the prophetic eyes of Isaiah - Egypt is restored to a wonderful relationship with Christ (Isa. 19:22).
  • "Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles." (Zech. 14:16-19)
  • "The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:25)
"Of all the nations who either are now or have been significant in the Middle East, only Israel, Egypt and Assyria are mentioned at the outset of the Millennium, and all three are held in high esteem by the Lord."

One of the ways that Egypt seems to show their loyalty to King Jesus is an altar and a monument to the LORD.
  • "In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. So the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the LORD. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the LORD and keep them."  (Isaiah 19:19-21)
"Unlike the 80 or so other pyramids in Egypt, which are vastly inferior copies, the Great Pyramid was not built as a tomb but as a monument, one that has architectural and astronomical features experts would be hard pressed to duplicate today.

There are those who believe it was built as a unique tribute to God by beings with supernatural abilities. It’s entirely possible that this amazing structure could again become an altar and a monument, restored by the Egyptian people as an expression of gratitude for the Lord’s mercy upon them."

Whoever built or will build the altar and monument - it does not stop it from being built and used in the way it was prophesied to be used. In the same manner, nothing can stop the following from coming to past.
  • "In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:23-25)
"After Egypt has been brought back into the fold of the Lord’s people on Earth, Egypt and Assyria will join Israel as God’s favored people. By the way, don’t confuse Assyria with modern day Syria. Assyria was much larger, encompassing nearly all of the Fertile Crescent from the Persian Gulf in the East around the Arabian Desert and down the Mediterranean coast to the Nile region in the West.

All this indicates that Egypt is in for a rough time over the next few years. Having come to the Lord in the final days of the Great Tribulation, Egypt will struggle and be disciplined at the outset of the Millennium, but will survive to be known as God’s people, alongside Assyria His handiwork, and Israel His inheritance. You can almost hear the footsteps of the Messiah."

Quoted Source: http://www.raptureready.com/featured/kelley/jack287.html



Thursday, September 5, 2013

CONSIDER THIS

CONSIDER THIS
By Chad Pritchard

Where did consideration go?
Who cares?
Exactly.

Chivalry?
That’s nice.

“Hello, how are you?”
What?  Was that a greeting or authentic inquiry?  Or both?
I’m confused now-a-days.

Quality-time and quality in people – where did they go?
I wholeheartedly desire it’s return and stay.

Catching consideration is like a fleeting leaf on a whirlwind.
So hard to grasp.
And could we identify it?

Would we dare say what we mean and mean what we say, BUT think long and hard before speaking?
Would we listen and not just hear?  If not, would we set a time to do so?


I am not sure we can because consideration makes too much sense.