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We live in unprecedented times. The unfolding of history in our century has been so remarkably fast and… at times shocking, as societies and whole cultures have been shaped and re-shaped in a single generation. For the first time for nearly two thousand years the world and the church are faced with the phenomenon of a restored
Undoubtedly the Lord reserved a deposit of wisdom, understanding, vision and courage for our generation. It is our privilege and responsibility, therefore, to dig deep, seek hard and employ every grace that is given us from above to attain these. What God ordained for the church and for the nation of
There is an appointed time… As the dramatic and traumatic movement of God’s hand upon the nations of the world continues, and as we focus upon
There is an appointed time for everything, every birth, every death and every event under the sun is recorded under heaven (Ecclesiastics 3:1).
There was given an appointed time for each of "The Feasts of the Lord" to be observed and celebrated. These feasts could NOT be observed at just any time – only at the "appointed time." There was a designated time for the Passover Lamb to be slain on that horrible night in
The rebuilding of
The time of it all is given in these words, "This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people who shall be created shall praise Jehovah." (Psalm 102: 18) The phrase "to come" in the original Hebrew text reads: "AKHARON" meaning "the last or final." This Scripture, therefore, clearly indicates the message concerning the rebuilding of
The truth is that until this century very few Christians had an understanding of God’s purpose for
My people Israel-~ The Old Testament divides the human race into only two categories: The Jews and the Gentiles. Yet, the Jews comprise but a small fraction of the world’s population. Of the over 6 Billion people now living on this planet only about 18 million are Jews. Why has God chosen to focus on these unique people? "The Lord did not set his love upon you, not chose you, because you were more in number than any people: for you were fewest of all people." Deuteronomy 7:7
Is that focus now outdated in the New Testament era, with its emphasis on the body of believers called the Church? Has God changed His mind and original purpose to bring salvation to the whole world through His chosen people, the Jews? Or has He cast off
"I say then, has God cast away His people? God forbid… God has not cast away His people which He foreknew." (Romans 11:1a – 2)
From this vivid demonstration of infidelity comes the Word of the Lord to His people; "
We see in this story the tough love of an incomparable compassionate God. In wrath, He remembers mercy; His own love constrains Him. Hear His heart pounding with anticipation for the hour of His beloved’s return.
"In that day," declares the Lord, "you will call me my husband; you will no longer call me master… I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion, I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord… I will plant you for myself in the land." (Hosea 2: 16 – 17)
The book of Hosea closes with some of the most beautiful, romantic poetry in the Bible. Our longsuffering Creator; knowing the end from the beginning, stoutly refuses to give up… rest assured says Hosea, the Jewish nation will be transformed in glory and grace (Hosea 14:4 -7).
The Jews are called God’s ‘national’ Bible. Their History and prophecy are the vindication of the divine inspiration of the Bible…
Then with the birth of Yeshua (Jesus) there is another short span of time when the major events of
The 400 "silent year" period was a difficult time for
Many of those contests took place on Israeli soil because of
The Jew can live in any climate, adapt himself to any condition, serve under any flag, and readily learn to speak any language and make him self feel at home wherever he may be. He can keep their laws, follow their customs, engage in their pursuits, send soldiers to fight their battles, and can die just as patriotically for the land of his adoption as any citizen of that country… and yet remain distinctly positively and purely a Jew. Whether the Jews live in adopted countries or in the tiny nation of
Dr. Mark A Matthews says; "The Jew is not a product of evolution. He is not a climatic product. No climate in the world produced the Jew. He is not a product of any geographical section – though he has a geographical destiny and a geographical beginning. But the geographical beginning and setting, and geographical destiny of the Jew, did not produce him. He is NOT the result of climatic conditions: But he is a God – created, God – decreed, God – called, God – elected and God Protected individual."
God tells His people through the prophet Isaiah in chapter 43:1 that their origin was supernatural, miraculous, foreknown and predestined. God created, formed, redeemed and called them.
Does the Bible really substantiate the fact that the Jews are the chosen people of God? Consider the following verses: … "I have surely seen the affliction of My people" Exodus 3:7…. "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge" Hosea 3:6 … "You shall be My people" Leviticus 26:12 … "For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come upon My people" Esther 6:8 … "Therefore My people are gone into captivity" Isaiah 5:13 … "Take up the stumbling block out of the way of My people" Isaiah 57:14 … "My people has been lost sheep" Jeremiah 50:6 … and many more Scriptures.
Can God ever forget His people
Is it possible that these marks are the "nail prints" in the hands of God, the Son, Yeshua (Jesus) that He will carry throughout the eons of eternity to remind Himself of His eternal promises to His eternal people? His hands were pierced for all of mankind. Salvation was offered to the Jew and also to the Gentile. But, the prints of the nails may remind Him of the many needy sons’ of Abraham that have not yet accepted that offer.
When a person puts a special mark or tattoo upon himself, he usually puts it in a place where others can see it, but marks graven upon the palms on one’s hands would obviously be for his eyes only. Thus as the Lord looks upon the nail prints inflicted nearly 2,000 years ago, He is always reminded of His precious people who rejected Him the first time He came to earth, who will accept Him eagerly at His Second Coming.
God has placed many reminders for us as Christians to remember His people. Jewish people live in nearly every country of the world and many of them have become famous, such as; Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Louis Pasteur, Christopher Columbus, Barbara Streisand and so many, many others… One of the MOST outstanding Prime Minister’s of
Consider the words of Benjamin Disraeli… "The people of Moses may ask himself whether all the princes of the house of David have done so much for the Jews as the Prince who was crucified on
Why were there NO Gentile prophets? Why could not King Nebuchadnezzar have written the Book of Daniel, or the Assyrian Naaman the Book of 2 Kings? After all these men played major roles in these Books…They were there! They knew what happened! God rarely spoke directly to the heathen with a few exceptions; Laban, Abimelech and Pilate’s wife. The understanding of the will of God by unbelievers generally came through certain Jews who were placed miraculously by God to fulfill His purposes. These Jews such as Queen Esther and Mordecai were put into specific situations at specific times (Esther ).
Yet, the Gentile nations did NOT produce a single one of the Holy Prophets who spoke as they were moved by The Holy Spirit (2 Peter ). Only the believers in the God of Israel were entrusted to record the pages of Holy Scripture. In all of the Gentile nations, up to and including the time of Yeshua (Jesus), dwelt heathen idolaters immersed in total darkness. Only in the present ‘Age of Grace’ have some of the Gentile nations accepted the God of the Jews. But, in the ancient world of the Pharaohs, the Caesars, Alexander the Great of Greece, the Maya’s, the Inca’s,
In 622 AD, six hundred years after the Death and Resurrection of our Lord Yeshua (Jesus), the pagan religion of ISLAM was started by Mohammed who himself was in total darkness. Beginning in 610 AD, when the 40 year old, Mohammed till then a pagan idol worshipper, seems to have heard of the One God through his contact with Christians and Jews. Like many pagans in his days were seeking the truth and so he must have been impressed by their teachings.
Mohammed tried to convince Jews and Christians to follow him and when they refused to accept his pagan Islam, he declared war on them. The Koran is filled with many distorted teachings and hatred for Jews and Christians.
In our days Islam has begun its march across the world with the assertion that this religion alone can fulfill the hopes of mankind and with the claim for power to carry out this vision. In
Even in Christian countries Islam is being received with open arms. The door is opened wide. In some places subsidiaries are being granted so that Islamic centres and mosques can be erected. And, in many countries Islam has been accepted as an official religion. Many Christians believe that since Moslems also believe in "the one god" we should join hands with them as brothers and give them the opportunity of spreading their religion. Is their god Allah, really the God of the Bible, the one true God in whom we believe, whom we acknowledge to be "God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?" And, does Mohammed and his Islam believe as we do "Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who suffered under Pontius Pilate, who was crucified, died and buried… rose again… and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty?"
On the one hand is God Yahweh of the Bible and on the other hand is Allah the god of the Koran… Of each it is said, "This is the one true God." But, which one is the real God? Is it not the God Yahweh whose words have been proven true and whose prophecies have been fulfilled or are nearing fulfilment in our times?
Yes, this is the God of Holy Scripture, our God Yahweh, and Elohim… "Abba" Father who has proven His Name as yea and amen; the unchanging, faithful God whose statements are reliable. He is the true God, NOT Allah. Allah is contradictory and changes his mind about requirements of man. He is NOT the truth.
The God of Holy Scripture Yahweh is also the God of
God also calls Himself the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob whereas Mohammed’s Allah is referred to as the god of Abraham and Ishmael. Therefore as Christians we can NEVER join hands with Islam!
The Spread of Islamic Influence and Hostility toward the Jewish People is beyond question and certainty that
Where is the "King of the Jews?" Most important,
The miracle of
Today this tiny nation of Israel is the focus of much of today’s news, compared with other nations with greater populations and land masses-~ Israel rates extremely high in newsworthiness and has become the centre of the stage again! For almost 2,000 years the Jewish people made news only as individuals in their adopted countries, but now the nation of
God grieves over the suffering of
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Alf & Julie Saunders
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