The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Monday, April 30, 2012

One pastor writes: "Christians have a real dilemma this November. It is like Satan flipping a two-headed coin with his head on both sides. How can anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ vote for our current president who in every word and deed has proven to be a true enemy of God on every major spiritual issue of the day.

"The Republican choice will be a member of the satanic Mormon cult who will never have to say a word for his cult to take advantage of their ultimate goal since they were founded 200 years ago, and that is to gain mainstream acceptance, giving them all the ammunition they need to aggressively seek converts to their cult's beliefs." God' word says:

"The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, 'Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand." Isaiah 14:24

Let each of pray and seek the LORD as to what He would have us do, remembering always;

"The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn calls his message found in The Harbinger "The Ancient Mystery that holds the secret of America's future," but it's no mystery to those who are familiar with God's warnings through Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and other Old Testament prophets.

Their words and insights demonstrate God's concern for His wayward people and His loving forgiveness when we humbly repent and return. We would be foolish to ignore them, and wise to heed them.

"...it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.... that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. ... The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated.... The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow...

      "But if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God... all these curses will come upon you.... The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.... The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust....

      "The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies.... A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor.... The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him...." Deuteronomy 28:1-47

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo and a host of other leaders within the emergent church would have us be tolerant of other religions, and ask us to believe that Islam and Christianity are one in the same - don't you believe it.

Common sense tells us that if indeed the god of Islam is also the God of Christianity and Judaism then the Koran, the allegedly perfect and inspired text of Islam, would perfectly harmonize with the Bible. An investigation of this proves otherwise.

Sura (Koran chapter) 4:142: "The hypocrites seek to deceive God, but it is He who deceives them."

Sura 8:30: "They schemed-but God also schemed. God is most profound in His schemings."

Sura 8:12: "God revealed His will to the angels, saying...I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers"

How can a Christian find common ground with Islam when the Koran mocks the Trinity of God?

Sura 5:73: "They do blaspheme who say God is one of three...for there is no Allah except one Allah."

Sura 5:116: "And behold! God will say: O Jesus the son of Mary didst say unto men, 'worship me and my mother as gods' in derogation of Allah?
[thanks to Eric Barger for the Sura references]

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
- II Corinthians 11:3-4

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Because They Dared to Be Different
by Jan Markell

National "Days of Remembrance" for the Holocaust are observed in Israel April 15 - 22. America began observing the disaster under President Carter and this year the date is April 18. The problem is, nobody wants to remember. The loonies want to claim it never happened -- or if it did, it was only to a few thousand as though that should make any difference. And don't wait for the church to acknowledge this. It's ancient history to them and besides, the church is the new Israel (Replacement Theology), or so they claim.

Here's what you should remember: There is something unprecedented about the European Holocaust. For the first time in the bloodstained history of the human race, a decision was birthed in a modern state, in the midst of a civilized continent, to track down, register, mark, isolate, dispossess, humiliate, concentrate, transport, and murder, every single person of an ethnic group as defined by the perpetrators -- and for purely ideological reasons.

This was targeted at an ethnic group who so generously contributed to the culture of the world; to a people who have borne the brunt of enmity towards them basically because they dared to be different and dared to insist on their difference.

On April 19 in Israel, all life will literally stand still for two minutes -- which seems like an eternity. Kids get off toys; rowdy teens settle down and stand to attention; drivers may get out of their cars and stand. All of this is in honor of the six million who perished under the raging lunatic who wanted the world to have only people with blond hair and blue eyes.

Don't think such madness is gone. Today the cry is for a Muslim caliphate around the world!

Someday a man is going to get his wish. His name is Antichrist and he actually will have a global kingdom. Frankly, I think that is on the horizon.

Monday, April 16, 2012

"... we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19

In the midst of a generation of lost souls screaming for answers, Christians are stuttering, stammering or remaining silent.

"...in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:20-21

'Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.'

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith!" 1 Peter 5:8-9

knowing we must take every thought captive so as not to allow the enemy to gain a strong hold, our loving Abba Father has provided just what we need: 
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.       Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.   And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints...." Ephesians 6:10-18
"...let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." 1 Corinthians 10:8-13

Monday, April 9, 2012

"It is perfectly true that God is both honored and dishonored by men; not in His essential being, but in His official character. It is equally true that God has been "glorified" by creation, by providence, and by redemption. This we do not and dare not dispute for a moment. But all of this has to do with His manifested glory and the recognition of it by us. Yet had God so pleased He might have continued alone for all eternity, without making known His glory unto creatures. Whether He should do so or not was determined solely by His own will. He was perfectly blessed in Himself before the first creature was called into being. And what are all the creatures of His hands unto Him even now? Let Scripture again make answer: "Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?" (Isa. 40:15-18). That is the God of Scripture; alas, He is still "the unknown God" (Acts 17:23) to the heedless multitudes. "It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity" (Isa. 40:22,23).

How vastly different is the God of Scripture from the god of the average pulpit!"

A.W. Pink
The Attributes of God

Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Rejoice in the L-RD always, and Again I Say REJOICE" -

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed.!!.  Hallelujah.!!

"When the eyes of the heart see the risen and glorified Christ and faith lays hold of the wonderful meaning for us who believe, then we learn to walk in that separation into which God has called His people.

What the Christian therefore needs is an ever increasing realization in faith of his position in Christ, and then to be energized by the indwelling Spirit to seek those things which are above and not the things on earth. Such a life means joy and peace. It is a life of obedience and quietness, victorious over all earthly circumstances.

And because it is a life which is hid with Christ in God, it is hidden from the world." ~ A.C. Gaebelein