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Matthew 24 tells us that everything will come to pass within one generation.
Does this start with May 14th, 1948 or the six day war of June 1967?
How long is a generation? 40, 70, 80 or 120 years.
How about 52?
13 x 4 = 52.
1967 + 13 = 1980 = Mt. St. Helen's.
I'm certainly in the Feast of Trumpets / Rosh Hoshana camp
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Moses on Sinai
19 In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain. 3 Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 4 ‘ You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. 5 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Lord Visits Sinai
18 Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently. 19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder. 20 The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 ‘ You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. 16 You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the Lord.
-- This was 50 days after they left Egypt. God's covenant with the Hebrew nation began at Pentecost - "pente" = 50.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Day of Pentecost
2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren,what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “ Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnlytestified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
-- God's covenant with the Hebrew nation began on Pentecost. His new covenant began in Acts 2, on Pentecost.
Easter Sunday was April 8th, 2012. Passover 2012 was on April 6th.
Add 50 days and you have this weekend - May 26th and 27th.
It's the birthday of the covenants - the birthday of the church.
The groom is coming for His bride. Clothe your self in holiness and purity.
Posted by Greg at 6:59 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
The internet is full of articles like this one, but this world is so incredibly poised for collapse:
The Economic Collapse Blog
My cut and paste and editorial.
#1 War With Syria - U.S. Senator John McCain is now publicly calling for U.S. airstrikes against Syria. A military conflict with Syria becomes more likely with each passing day.
#2 War With Iran - A war in the Middle East involving Iran could literally erupt at any time. A Reuters news report that was issued on Monday said Israeli leaders have gone dark, meaning they’re out of the public eye.
#3 The Greek Debt Default you mentioned.
#4 An Economic Collapse In Spain - Spain has one of the largest economies in Europe and it is rapidly becoming a basket case. As I have written about previously, the unemployment rate in Spain has hit 19.9 percent, and the unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 is up to 49.9 percent. Unfortunately, the situation in Spain continues to deteriorate.
However, the devolution in Spain is particularly troubling. The new fiscal compact had just been signed last week, which includes somewhat more rigorous fiscal rule and enforcement, when Spain's PM Rajoy revealed that this year's deficit would come in around 5.8 percent of GDP rather the 4.4 percent target. This of course follows last year's 8.5 percent overshoot of the 6 percent target.
The problem that for Spain is that the 4.4 percent target was based on forecasts for more than 2 percent growth this year. However, in late February, the EU cuts its forecast to a 1 percent contraction. This still seems optimistic. The IMF forecasts a 1.7 percent contraction, which the Spanish government now accepts.
#5 The Price Of Gasoline – The straits of Hormuz and all of that. Iran is being backed into a corner, where countries aren’t buying their oil and the sanctions are strangling.
#6 The Student Loan Debt Bubble - Just like we saw with the housing bubble, the student loan debt bubble just continues to grow and grow and grow. At some point the nearly 1 trillion dollar bubble is going to burst. What effect will it have on our financial system when that finally happens?
#7 State And Local Government Debt Crisis - It is being reported that California is running out of cash again and there are cities all over the country that are on the verge of bankruptcy . Could we see a significant municipal bond crisis in the next 12 months?
#8 The Collapse Of A Major U.S. Bank - A number of top U.S. banks are looking increasingly shaky. In a recent article, David Trainer explained why he has such serious concerns about Bank of America right now.
In my opinion, there are four actions taken by financial services that signal the company is headed to serious trouble.
1. Management shake-up and major layoffs - lots of layoffs over the past year
2. Exploiting accounting rules to boost earnings - SFAS 159
3. Drawing down reserves to boost earnings: to the tune of $13.3 billion in 2011 and 2012
4. Bilking customers with new fees: tried it before and trying it again
Bank of America has taken all four steps.
#9 A Derivatives Crisis - The International Swaps and Derivatives Association recently ruled that the Greek debt deal will not trigger payouts on credit default swaps. This is seriously shaking confidence in the global market for derivatives. But the global financial system simply cannot afford a major derivatives crisis.
See also the recent $2-3 billion dollar fiasco at J.P. Morgan, and the impact on consumer confidence.
Estimates of the notional value of the worldwide derivatives market range from $600 trillion all the way up to $1.5 quadrillion. The notional value of all derivatives held by Bank of America is approximately $75 trillion . JPMorgan Chase is holding derivatives with a notional value of approximately $79 trillion.
When the derivatives bubble finally bursts it is going to be a financial horror show unlike anything we have ever seen.
#10 The Fall Of The Japanese Economy - The Japanese economy shrank at a 2.3 percent rate, during the fourth quarter of 2011. Japan has a debt to GDP ratio of over 200 percent and a major debt crisis involving Japan could erupt at any time.
#11 A "Solar Megastorm" - Scientists tell us that there is a "1 in 8 chance " that a "solar megastorm" will hit the earth by 2014. A recent Daily Mail article detailed what some of the consequences of such an event would be.
'We live in a cyber cocoon enveloping the Earth. Imagine what the consequences might be,' Daniel Baker, of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics told National Geographic when asked about a potential 'megastorm'.
'Every time you purchase a gallon of gas with your credit card, that's a satellite transaction. You can't start your car with out electricity, or run your heat, a/c, go to the doctor - nothing.
'Imagine large cities without power for a week, a month, or a year. The losses could be $1 to $2 trillion, and the effects could be felt for years.
Notice what happened not long ago in New England when power was out for weeks, in some areas. Those who say no preparations are needed, are sadly mistaken (not necessarily telling you need a $400 million atomic missile proof bunker in Utah, but seriously wake up).
#12 A Major West Coast Earthquake Or Volcanic Eruption - On Monday, there was a 4.0 earthquake in San Francisco and a 6.1 earthquake in Argentina. Is the "Ring of Fire" waking up again? There have been devastating quakes all around the Pacific rim – Chile, New Zealand, Japan, but not in the U.S. West coast.
#13 Tornado Damage To Major U.S. Cities - Last year, the U.S. experienced one of the worst tornado seasons of all time. This year, we have already seen the worst tornado outbreak ever recorded in the United States in the month of March . A couple of towns in Indiana were completely wiped out, by that outbreak. So what should we expect when we get to the heart of tornado season this year?
#14 Severe Drought In The United States - Last summer was one of the driest summers on record in the United States, and in many areas there is simply not enough water available, for farmers this year. Some are even projecting that we could see "dust bowl conditions" return to some areas of the country eventually.
#15 An Asteroid Strike In 2013 - Although scientists tell us that the probability is extremely low, the truth is that there is a slight chance that a sizeable asteroid could hit the earth in February 2013. The asteroid is estimated to be between 60 and 100 meters wide, and it is projected to pass by our planet "at a distance of under 27,000 km ". If it did hit us (and scientists say that the odds of that happening are very low)
#16. The political polarization. Centrist leaders are dropping like flies in Greece and France and recently Indiana’s Dick Lugar, was displaced by a Tea Party candidate.
Polarization – creates combative people and this elevates emotions and leads to anarchy. (Not that I’m advocating a milk toast centrist position).
Let's go tell someone the good news. He loves us. He made us. He has endured for us. He's coming. We're leaving.
Posted by Greg at 7:31 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
- Fukeshima radioactive debris beginning to wash up in Alaska.
- Fukeshima radioactive material has flood the oceans, the sky, killing millions of birds and fish.
- BP Oil Disaster has killed millions of marine life.
- Greece is collapsing into civil war.
- Greece government coalition fails.
- The center has fallen out of French and Greek politics.
- Portugal is following.
- Spain is following.
- France has changed leadership, to someone more socialist and less likely to take the hard steps to align with the EU.
- France is in big trouble.
- Ireland is in big trouble.
- Portugal is in big trouble.
- All of the big European banks are in big trouble.
- J.P. Morgan / Chase - squandered - $2 Billion dollars.
- Dutch government coalition fails.
- Israel builds coalition government and is finalizing plans for war.
- Israel's attack on Iran, could easily start World War 3. China and Russia back Iran.
- Syria is in complete meltdown.
- Iran continues to build nuclear weapons.
- North Korea continues to build, test and provoke.
- China has threatened the U.S.
- The Straits of Hormuz are surrounded.
- Three (3) U.S. Carrier fleets are in the middle east.
- America now owes more than the entire GDP + has over $60 billion in unfunded future liabilities.
- California is imploding with yet another $8+ billion short fall.
- Arizona wildfires are raging. Efforts are hampered by caves and snakes.
- America has declared war on traditional, God ordained marriage, further polarizing this country.
- The little horn is coming closer to swallowing up three others (Greece, France, ...).
- Christian persecution is widespread in China and much of the Middle East.
- Israel is surrounded.
- Israel is desperate for a peace deal.
- Terrorists are planning undetectable underwear bombs.
- Those who would defy God's rebuke are nearing completion of the capping of the new Freedom Tower.
- The stage is set.
- It seems Christ is right at the door.
- The candles are being lit.
- The wine is being pored.
- The bread is coming out of the oven.
- It's time for the wedding feast of the lamb.
Posted by Greg at 10:33 PM
From Joel Rosenberg's blog...his new book, coming out in June, should be a good one...
Joel Rosenberg's blog
Greece is on the verge of economic collapse and civil war, according to top leaders inside Greece and the European Union. Decisions made by Greek leaders and the Greek public in the coming days and weeks could lead to catastrophic results. What's more, experts are worried the economic and social contagion unleashed by a Greek implosion, should it happen, could spread throughout the European Union, the U.S., and around the world in our highly interdependent global economy.
Greece is staggering under a crushing amount of public debt. The politicians and the public is addicted to runaway government spending. But the Greek public is resisting the massive budget cuts and other reforms needed to avoid an implosion. It is resisting the reforms the EU leadership is requiring in order for Greece to receive new infusions of EU emergency funding and access to emergency loans. Greek leaders are, instead, seriously considering quitting the Eurozone system in order to avoid the austerity measures the EU leaders -- led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- are insisting upon. But leaving the Eurozone would likely make things far worse, cutting off or severely limiting Greek access to the capital markets and possibly leading to sky high interest rates, hyperinflation, massive business failures and soaring unemployment. If Greece leaves the Euro system, it would also severely impact the rest of Europe. Banks who have large investments in Greece fear they might never be repaid, which would threaten the health of those banks. Bank officials around the world would, in turn, jack up interest rates for other struggling European countries -- including Spain, Italy and Portugal, among others -- fearing they, too, might bail on the legal and financial agreements that are party of the E.U. treaty and making them higher risks of defaulting on their loans. Businesses throughout Europe could then struggle to get access to capital, potentially leading to a horrific cycle of further business failures and skyrocketing unemployment. Given that Europe is the largest trading partner with the United States, and the fact that many American banks have European exposure, the American economy and financial could also be severely impacted.
Consider the latest developments:
· "An outgoing Greek minister warned that the country could descend into 'civil war' amid the chaos of a euro exit," reports the London Telegraph. "'If Greece cannot meet its obligations and serve its debt the pain will be great,' Michalis Chrysohoidis was quoted as telling a local radio station. 'What will prevail are armed gangs with Kalashnikovs and which one has the greatest number of Kalashnikovs will count … we will end up in civil war.'"
· European leaders and financial markets braced for Greece exit from euro: Return to drachma nears amid political impasse in Athens and open discussion in Brussels of possible end of single currency -- headline in The (UK) Guardian
· Greece races against time to form government -- headline in Agence France Presse
· "There can be little doubt about the seriousness of the situation both for Greece, if it has to leave the eurozone, and for its partners who might lose billions in its disorderly withdrawal from the bloc," reports Agence France Presse. "France would face a bill of 50 billion euros if Greece were forced to quit, outgoing French Finance Minister Francois Baroin warned Tuesday. 'If Greece leaves the euro, if its economic model collapses and there's no more banking system, that would cost us 50 billion euros net, plus the assets that the banks and insurers have on their books,' he said. Charles Dallara, who as head of the Institute of International Finance helped negotiate the private creditor write-down, warned that the cost of failure would be too high to bear. 'I believe that the cost to Greece, the cost to Europe and the cost to the entire global economy may still be enough to cause Greek politicians and European politicians to pause before they pull the trigger on a Greek exit.'"
If this were not all serious enough, the Greek crisis offers a warning to American policymakers who are also addicted to overspending and massive debt. The U.S. is already $15 trillion-plus in debt, with another $65 trillion in unfunded liabilities coming due. If we don't make dramatic course corrections quickly, we may find ourselves on the financial equivalent of the Titanic, unable to avoid hitting the debt iceberg straight ahead of us before it's too late.Just as many Europeans are growing anxious about the future of their countries and personal economic futures, so are many Americans are growing anxious about the future of our country. On Saturday, June 16th, I will host a live, three-hour “Implosion Simulcast,” which will be shown around the country and around the world. What does Bible prophecy say about the future of the United States in light of the global crises that are in motion and more crises that are coming up over the horizon? Is America simply in decline, or do we face a catastrophic moral and economic collapse? What role does the Church play, and is there any hope of a Third Great Spiritual Awakening? During the "Implosion Simulcast," I will teach from the Scriptures and from the research I did for my forthcoming book, and take questions from all over the world. Please sign up your church, home fellowship group, or small group Bible study today to participate in this unique event. It will be distinctly non-political and non-partisan. In light of current events and trends, I hope you'll participate and begin praying and fasting even more for the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit and show great mercy to our country and to nations around the world.
Posted by Greg at 10:17 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I'm curious about something. I don't have much evidence, but I'm thinking out loud.
The Hebrew Calendar is on a 19 year cycle. It takes 19 years to circle all the way around.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 + 19 years =
The Rebirth of Israel in 1948 + 19 years =
The 6 war of 1967 + 19 years =
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 + 19 years =
The Tsunami of late 2004 and Hurricane Katrina of 2005.
Lastly the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. Actually they journeyed for 2 years, until the 12 spies, including Joshua and Caleb, went in and came back and 10 gave up.
Then they wandered 38 years. 19 x 2 = 38.
Posted by Greg at 6:05 PM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Posted by Greg at 11:50 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012
Greece and French voters make big changes
To avoid economic collapse of themselves and the entire European Union, legislators in Greece and France have done everything imaginable with reductions in entitlements, benefits and increased taxes to hold it together.
Now the populist electorate have enthroned socialist people pleasers, who don't care too much about stopping the global domino drop and economic collapse, but about popularity.
Get ready for the chips to fall.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This is a reshash of something we talk about frequently, but given the lateness of the hour and the urgency, thought I would cover it again.
2 Peter 3:8 (NASB)But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
Exodus 20:11 (NASB)
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Jesus was crucified and was resurrected somewhere close to the Hebrew year 4000. (4 days).
It has been nearly 2000 years since Jesus ascended. 2012 - 33 ad = 1979, but this is based on a 365.25 Gregorian solar calendar + leap years and all that.
The Hebrew calendar is a 12 month x 30 day = 360 day annual calendar. Picking up 5 1/4 days over 1979 years, we are actually 2008 years down from the cross.
4000 years 'til Christ + 2008 years = 6000 +/- years.
Christ will reign for a thousand years on earth. This "last" day of earth history will be a long Sabbath day of rest. A seventh day.
Revelation 20:1-7 (NASB)20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,
This tells us we're close.
Matthew 24:32-34 (NASB)32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
The fig tree = Israel. When you see it rebud and blossom again = May 14th, 1948 - Israel becomes a nation again. v34 - This generation will not all die, before all of this prophecy is fulfilled.
2012 - 1948 = 64 years.
There's not much time left. If you believe in the seven year pre-trib wrath business, then 64 + 7 = 71, we're in OT.
Psalm 90:10 (NASB)As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.
The time from about 1500 B.C. and God's covenant with the Hebrew people unto the cross, is commonly believed to be God's exclusive time for the Jews.
Matthew 15:24 (NASB)
But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
In Matthew 28:18-20, Christ opens up the doors to everyone, in the great commission. This time of the Gentiles, is the time of today.
The Samaritans39 From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “ He told me all the things that I have done.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of His word; 42 and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”
43 After the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. 44 For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.
Christ stayed and ministered to the Gentiles for two days.
Hosea 6:1-2 (NASB)
“Come, let us return to the Lord.For He has torn us, but He will heal us;He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. “He will revive us after two days;He will raise us up on the third day,That we may live before Him.
Christ was raised on the third day. The bride of Christ (the church) will be raised (harpazo=raptured) on the third day. A day = 1 thousand years.
In Leviticus 23, God lays out seven important holidays. 3 in the spring. 1 in the summer. 3 in the fall.
Christ fulfilled the first three in first appearing. He will fulfill the last three in His second coming.
1. Passover = Christ died on passover, as the once for all perfect lamb.
2. Unleavened Bread = Leaven is yeast. Yeast is alive. Christ was dead, unalive, unleavened. The feast was on the Saturday after Passover, when the Jews ate unleavened bread.
3. Leavened Bread = Easter Sunday morning. Christ was alive again = leavened. The first fruits of those who have fallen asleep Romans 8:29-32.
4. Pentecost = "pente" = 50. 50 days after passover the Jews were at Mount Sinai, getting the Ten Commandments, as God initiates the covenant. The church was born in Acts 2, on pentecost. This is the birthday of the Hebrew covenant and the birthday of the New Testament Christian Church covenant. What a better time to be raptured by the groom than on our birthday. Lots of symbolism here.
5. Rosh Hoshanna, The Jewish Near, The Feast of First Fruits, The Feast of Trumpets = September/October when the Harvest comes in. "No one ever knew the day or the hour when it would begin, but it would begin with a shout, with a trumpet". Sound like 1 Corinthians 15, or 1 Thessalonians 4 or Matthew 24? Could this be the rapture or could it be the second coming when Christ comes to square off with Satan. See Zechariah 14.
6. The Day of Atonement. Sounds like judgement day, see Revelation 19-21.
7. The Feast of Tabernacles. See Revelation 22 - God's dwelling place will be with men (His tabernacle).
Bottom line, every year around Pentecost or Rosh Hoshanna look up, your redemption draws near.
Given the Israeli and U.S. plans for war. Troop movements. Reserve troops being called up. Blood moons. Super moons. Earthquakes. Tsunami's. Nuclear disasters. Tornadoes. Financial collapse threats. Pandemic threats. Recession/Depression. Saber rattling. Nuclear weapons development and testing. Terrorism and all of the Isaiah 9 parallel's with America's impending destruction, you might get the strong idea that something's up. At least you should. See John 3 and Christ's instructions to Nicodemus or His instruction to Pharisees in Matthew 16.
The next Pentecost is 20 days away. Rosh Hoshanna is 133 days away. No one knows the day or the hour, but you can wake up and smell the coffee. The bread is in the oven and you can smell it. Get ready for the wedding feast of the Lamb. The Bread of Life, born in the House of Bread "Bethle-hem", is coming. I think they may just be putting ice in the tea glasses.
John 3:12 (NASB)If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
Matthew 16:1-3 (NASB)
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But He replied to them, “ When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Look up you're redemption is drawing near.
... Do business / Occupy / Rule-- till I come; (don't quit)
Matthew 28:18-20 (NASB)
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “ All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
John 1:50 (NASB)
Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
C.S. Lewis - The Weight of Glory
In the end that Face which is the delight or the terror of the universe must be turned upon each of us either with one expression or with the other, either conferring glory inexpressible or inflicting shame that can never be cured or disguised. I read in a periodical the other day that the fundamental thing is how we think of God. By God Himself, it is not! How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important. Indeed, how we think of Him is of no importance except in so far as it is related to how He thinks of us. It is written that we shall “stand before” Him, shall appear, shall be inspected. The promise of glory is the promise, almost incredible and only possible by the work of Christ, that some of us, that any of us who really chooses, shall actually survive that examination, shall find approval, shall please God. To please God...to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness...to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son—it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.
Phillip Yancey - Disappointment with God
Dorothy Sayers has said that God underwent three great humiliations in his efforts to rescue the human race. The first was the Incarnation, when he took on the confines of a physical body. The second was the Cross, when he suffered the ignominy of public execution. The third humiliation, Sayers suggested, is the church. In an awesome act of self-denial, God entrusted his reputation to ordinary people.
Philip Yancey, Disappointment with God (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Books, 1988), 147.
Posted by Greg at 9:36 PM
6 Israeli reserve battalions called up
Elections planned for September to strengthen Netanyahu support
- Remember 9/16 is the Jewish New Year and the most common Holiday for the Rapture of the church
Joel Rosenberg - October War
Posted by Greg at 9:00 AM
Friday, May 4, 2012
When I was a kid, my sister and I got very excited about the Christmas season and being on the receiving end of much stuff. It seems America may be on the receiving end of some stuff and it's not a Christmas gift. Our National Christmas Tree Died We have mentioned this many time, but there seems to be a strong correlation between the U.S. offending the HOLY ONE and the U.S. getting a spank in the pants. Review these articles:
The U.N. votes 14 to 1 to condemn Israel. Who is the lone hold out. The U.S. with its charter member veto. Was the U.S. firmly behind Israel. By all accounts U.S. support is waivering. The next day a massive windstorm swept the east coast and a permanently planted D.C. Christmas tree (40 years old / 46 feet tall) was blown over (in disgust-I think)Christmas tree toppled Christmas tree toppled Remember the National Cathedral damaged recently? Remember the Isaiah 9 warnings from 9/11, dress stone, sycamore and cedar? Remember all of the big big red super moons of this week? Remember the alignment of Saturn (ring bearer) with a Lovers Moon, with the ring finger of the Virgin Bride Constellation Virgo? Remember that Pentecost could be the day of the Rapture. Remember that God said after 2 days He would revive us (Hosea 6). Remember Peter tells us that a day is as a thousand years. It has been 2 days (2 thousand years) since Christ, spent 2 days with the Gentiles (John 3). Remember the earth is 6 thousand years old. After this age, there will be 1 thousand years of rest as Christ personally reigns for a millennium. Remember 6 days of work + 1 day of rest, parallels Genesis 1-2. Remember that Pentecost is three weeks from tomorrow. Remember that Pentecost is the birthday of the Hebrew nation (Mount Sinai - 50 days "pente" - after the passover and the exodus). - 3,000 killed (Aaron golden calf) Remember that Pentecost is the birthday of the Church (Acts 2). About a week after Christ'a ascension. Remember the U.S. has at least 3 carrier groups in the middle east right now. Remember Israel is moving troops, recalling leaves, practicing drills and getting quiet as they prepare for war. Be ready - tell someone.
Posted by Greg at 11:06 PM