Where is the Church?

Why is the American church seemingly so powerless against the atheistic worldview sweeping the land? The Bible declares that light overcomes darkness and “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14:34). So why isn’t the church overcoming the darkness? Perhaps it isn’t the church at all? Jesus said –

oil lamp“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matt. 5:14-20 Continue reading

Philadelphia, the Faithful Church

open door“These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you kept My word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars – I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 

“Since you have kept My command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 

“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of My God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from My God; and I will also write on him My new name.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – Revelation 3:7-13

The message to the church of Philadelphia is a message only to those who overcome. They Continue reading

Don’t Worry about ISIS – Worry about God!

Israel under David_Solomon

Israel Under David and Solomon

Don’t worry about ISIS – worry about God!

“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. – Joel 3:1, 2

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1922 UN Mandated Territory

 

As you can see by the map of Israel under David and Solomon, Israel extends to the Euphrates River in the North and through most of
Jordan in the East. Damascus is only about half way up the map that God promised to Abraham and that David and Solomon conquered. In 1922 the UN partitioned the land into a state for Israel and for the Arabs. That map is shown to the right – later in 1947, to appease the Arabs for their oil, the map was changed to a new UN Mandate, which was

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1947 UN Mandated Map

never accepted by the Arabs – they went to war instead, a war which they lost! So, when President Obama calls for Israel returning to pre-1947 borders, they are basically giving the West Bank, Samaria, and Gaza back to the Israelis, though I doubt he understands that! So, we have three groups trying to solve the problem of Jerusalem and Israel: 1) the nations of the world who want peace so they can continue making money off the resources of the Mideast or gain acclaim for their ‘legacy’, 2) the Muslims who can never give back land once taken by Islam and want to destroy Israel and God’s claim to the land . and 3) God who calls it My land (Joel 3:2) and declares that He has set His name in Jerusalem (1 Kings 11:36). Now, I ask you – “Who do you think will win this argument! Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Continue reading

The Throne of Satan?

web pictures 110“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.” – Revelation 2:13

One of the first martyrs of the Church happened in the city of Pergamos. But what do we know about this ancient city now located in modern Turkey? According to the prophet John, it was where Satan’s throne was and where he dwells. But what is Satan’s throne? This teaching by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn sheds new light on this question. Continue reading

God Continues Speaking – 2015

Obama Threatens to Allow a Palestinian State

Obama Threatens to Allow a Palestinian State

After the stunning election of Israel’s Netanyahu, the Obama White House is clearly miffed and threatening to allow the formation of a Palestinian State by the UN over Israeli objections. This is the immature reaction of a little boy threatening to take his ball home if the other players don’t follow his rules! But as usual, the Obama White House is failing to see the big picture. 1) Former actions and statements clearly show that the Palestinians don’t really want a two-state solution – they have rejected it in the past, even when they were given over 90% of their demands! Hamas rules Gaza and the PLO, and their charter rejects any Jewish State. In fact they want the Jews eliminated – literally. Continue reading

Preferring Your Enemies Over Your Friends

Netanyahu before CongressThe latest snub by President Obama to Israel is his refusal to attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and to have Vice President Biden also be conspicuously absent. Also many Democrat lawmakers are also planning to not attend.

Many from both sides of the isle have expressed concern that President Obama seems to be incapable of calling ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other radical Islamic groups terrorists or to develop a cohesive strategy against them. Indeed, liberals in government and in the news media generally seem to have trouble calling acts of Continue reading