Psalm 148:5; Nehemiah 1:5, 9:6; Deuteronomy 10:17; Job 36:5
5-3-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- The concept of “fiat creation” is opposed by evolutionists and all who believe in the so-called geologic ages. Nevertheless, this is clearly the teaching of the Word of God, and God was there! Psalm 148:1-5 exhorts all the stars to praise the Lord, and then notes that, as soon as God spoke, they “were created.” Similarly, “by the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” (Psalm 33:6, 9)
It is worth noting that whenever the verbs “create” and “make” are used in reference to God’s work of creation, they are never in the present tense. God is not now creating or making stars or animals or people as theistic evolution requires; at the end of the six-day creation period, in fact, God “rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Genesis 2:3)
This is the teaching of the New Testament also. “The worlds [that is, the space/time cosmos, the ‘aeons’] were framed [not ‘are being framed’] by the word of God [not ‘by processes of stellar evolution’], so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear [not ‘out of pre-existing materials,’ as required by theories of chemical and cosmic evolution].” (Hebrews 11:3)
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself confirmed the doctrine of recent creation. “From the beginning of the creation [not, that is, four billion years after the solar system evolved] God made them [Adam and Eve] male and female.” (Mark 10:6; John 1:3)
Thus, those who believe in the geologic ages are rejecting both the biblical record and the authority of Jesus Christ in order to attain ephemeral acceptance by the ungodly. This is a poor exchange! Source
WHEN STRONG WINDS BLOW
When ungodly people state that God’s Word says something that justifies or facilitates their wickedness, I hand them a Bible and ask them to show me where it says that. Usually, they get all flustered, angry, or embarrassed and quickly change the subject or storm off in a huff. If, by some remote chance, they can actually find the Scripture they’re referring to (and conveniently misinterpreting), then we can read it in context and explore it together- but that hasn’t happened to me yet.
Born again believers in the Lord Jesus study His Word and know that He has such a heart of love for the downtrodden and the broken-hearted, He desires us to be free of every kind of bondage. God doesn’t play mean little tricks on abuse victims. He NEVER says anything that would make it easier for a sinner to keep on sinning or an abuser to keep on abusing. To even suggest otherwise is to reveal a profound ignorance of God’s divine nature.
Some abusers like to call themselves Christians, because it enables them to get away with sinful behaviors without being challenged or confronted. The Bible is not an excuse for abusive people to have a field day without ever suffering any consequences. These people might actually be familiar with Scripture so they twist it and take it out of context in an attempt to deceive us into forgiving them when no forgiveness is warranted.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked – for whatsoever a person sows, that shall they also reap.” Galatians 6:7
The Lord Jesus distinctly tells us that we are to forgive someone who sins against us IF they repent. [Luke 17:3] He does NOT tell us to forgive everyone, including those who have absolutely no remorse and fully intend to continue abusing others and behaving badly. That would be preposterous and contradictory.
We need to pray for discernment and wisdom to distinguish between REAL Christians and PRETEND Christians. One big clue is that REAL Christians ACT LIKE real Christians; they obey God's commands and show kindness to others.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Renee Pittelli here http://www.luke173ministries.org/466809
History: A PERSPECTIVE ON ISRAEL
From a relatively poor country to one of the 25 richest in the world - God protects Israel
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
7-8-19, * -- To many, Israel today is the Start Up nation, a wealthy and a militarily powerful state. It did not become that overnight. Some radical anti-Israel voices erroneously describe Israel as “white.” The facts however are different; as there are over one hundred thousand immigrants from Ethiopia, African economic migrants in the thousands, and Mizrahi Jews from the Arab Middle East, who comprise about half the population.
Israelis of all colors and creeds made the desert bloom, overcoming the hardships of wars, terror, and absorbing millions of Jewish refugees without any natural resources. Known today for its unique entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, the nation was reborn as an independent state in 1948. She was bereft of natural and financial resources, little economic infrastructure and few public services. In the 1950’s the government instituted rations; families were allocated monthly food stamps that allowed them to buy limited amounts of meat, sugar, flour, oil and eggs. As a small child I grew up with Holocaust survivors; their ordeals shaped the minds of children, including this reporter.
At that time Israel had a quasi-socialist economy, lacking major private ownership of economic entities. Banks, the national airline - El Al, Israel’s shipping fleet - ZIM, were government owned and operated. And, what the government did not own, the trade unions or Histadrut owned. This was a critical period in the country’s history, that coincided with a massive inflow of immigrants from Europe, the Middle East, and the Maghreb (North Africa), who had to be housed, fed, clothed and employed. Given the shortage of capital, the burden of dealing with these problems fell upon the public sector.
In Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, a full 1% of the Jewish population was killed and the country’s infrastructure was in disarray. The U.S. and Britain imposed an embargo on the sale of arms during the war and afterward, while Israel’s enemies, Egypt, Jordan, (which was commanded by a British officer named Glubb Pasha) Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria were already established states and could depend on their existing large arsenals. The decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s were anything but peaceful as follows:
- Fedayeen (Islamic terrorists) from Gaza crossed the Green Line into Israel with the aim to kill Israelis and destroy farmland and industrial facilities.
- Buses were attacked killing many women and children.
- In 1956 the Sinai Campaign began when Israel defeated the Egyptian forces reaching the Suez Canal.
- In 1963 the Six Day War when Israel defeated three major Arab armies. Following the war, the country’s narrow borders were widened to provide more security; erasing the previous narrow waistline of only 9 miles between the border and the Mediterranean Sea, where its main population centers and international airport were located.
- In 1973 the Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked on its holiest day of the year and again was victorious; but at a very high cost in lives and material.
- In 1979, the miracle of peace with Egypt occurred; and the arrival of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s terrorist regime.
- The 1980’s the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) that claimed the lives of over a million soldiers and civilians.
- In 1981, Israel eliminated Iraq’s dictator’s (Saddam Hussein) nuclear ambitions by destroying the Osirak nuclear reactor in an operation codenamed “Operation Opera.”
- In 1982 the Second Lebanon War when Israel removed the PLO menace from Lebanon.
- In July 1985 economic sphere, the Israeli government Stabilization Plan reduced the government involvement in the economy. U.S. loans to Israel for defense acquisitions were turned into grants. By the middle of 1986, inflation was brought down from three digits to double-digits of around 20%.
- In 1990’s:
- the arrival of over a million immigrants from the former Soviet Union, dramatically increased domestic demand.
- accelerated economic growth and a sharp increase in investments.
- In Sept 1993 the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO, were signed on the US White House lawn. However, the peace was short lived as Yasser Arafat, the PLO chairman, incited Palestinian terror, which including homicide bombing.
- In 1994 Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel.
Israel’s infrastructure has undergone tremendous expansion, with four lane highways across the country and a comfortable rail service. Israel has not only become rich, it is a comfortable country to live in and visit.
God said, "Behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink." Joel 3:1-3
More Bible Verses God Protects Israel here
*Excerpted and adapted full report from Joseph Puder, Front Page More here
Jacob said, “I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.”
6-30-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- This heartfelt cry of the dying patriarch Israel expressed his lifelong, but still unfulfilled, yearning for the coming of God’s promised Savior. In Genesis 49:18 we see the first occurrence in the Bible of the word “salvation” (essentially the same in the Hebrew as “Jesus”). It is also the first occurrence of “waited for,” meaning, essentially, “looked for,” or “waited patiently and expectantly for.” This attitude of Jacob (Israel) has been shared by the people of God down even to the present day.
Significantly, the first occurrence of the equivalent Greek word in the New Testament expresses the same concern on the part of no less a man than John the Baptist when he inquired expectantly of Jesus: “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3)
Even though He has indeed come, bringing salvation, we still must wait patiently for the complete fulfillment of His promises when He comes again. It was the prayer of Paul that the Lord would “direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5)
Finally, it is significant that the last reference in the Bible to waiting for something once again deals with the same promise. “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 1:21)
It may seem long, but the promise is sure:
“Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) Source
Knowledge Has Increased; Not About Computers
Knowledge Has Increased About God's Word
God said, "O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
7-8-19, In this video interview author and Bible scholar Joel Richardson explains that our world view and traditional Bible eschatology teachers have skewed our thinking about end time events. Their understanding and interpretation was influenced by tradition and heir personal world view. In the book of Daniel he tells us in the end times knowledge will increase. Most of us have believed 'computers, science & technology are fulfillment of that prophecy; 'we're so much smarter now!' No ... it's about knowledge of God's word that will increase. [Daniel 12:4]
Joel also explains about the beast and why Rome is not the nation to watch. Who are the nations in Revelation 13:1-2
The Apostle John said:
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
They are all Islamic nations; very interesting one hour video here:
While the Rashidun caliphs were based at Mecca and Medina, the Umayyads ... the over-stretched army was stopped in 732 AD at the battle of Poitiers by Charles Martel...
The hordes of the expanding Muslim army has been reborn; it was at first only composed of Arab tribal groups, mostly infantry and some cavalry forces. Gradually it transformed itself by recruiting locally during its campaigns. The role played by the mawali (‘converted non-Arab clients’), such as Berber warriors in the western campaign to Spain and, eastwards, Persians and Turks, is well-known. More here
'Would You Like to Play a Game?'
Apostle Paul: "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
7-7-19, Facebook -- Fellowship Bible Chapel, John Haller's weekly Prophecy Update - John discusses California earthquakes; homosexual issues, world wars, Middle East ... at the end of the video he shows what a 'chess board' would look like if the nations were playing ... things are heating up.
One hour video here on Facebook
[I couldn't find it on YouTube]
How to Increase Small Number of Homosexuals in America?
How Many People are Homosexual in America [aka LGBTQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender]?
In 2011 UCLA Law, Williams Institute says 3.5% [others say 1%] - yet this minority of homosexuals apparently now rules the land. As of 2018, America has 327 million people - so about 10 million people are ruling the rest of the nation. Outrageous! More here
Tolerance is an agreement to live in peace, not an agreement to be peaceful no matter the conduct of others. A peace treaty is not a suicide pact.
7-6-19, Canada Free Press -- Today, we are seeing governments sell our children lifestyles that most of us find abhorrent and depravity.
America has laws now about tolerating or celebrating homosexuality. We tolerate men in womens locker rooms; ‘Pride’ parades and drag queens [men in outrageous makeup and costumes] reading to our kids in tax payer funded public libraries.
In the name of tolerance and diversity we are being told by the “Left” to tolerate more and more. If we don't we are labeled bigots and homophobes!
Recently, parents in California pulled hundreds of students from a public school in because of a new LGBTQ curriculum beginning with 2nd graders. Parents were originally allowed to opt out of such programs, but no longer. Other states have implemented similar programs beginning as early as pre-school. They include books and activities meant to introduce alternate life styles like switching genders and having same sex parents, making them seem normal and commonplace = brainwashing!
We are witnessing the collapse of society as described in three steps in Romans 1:18-32.
- denial of our Creator God and the worship of man instead with secular humanism and the legalization of same sex marriage. Jesus said man & woman Mark 10:5-9
- acceptance of degrading homosexual and lesbian passion
- depraved minds. The deception of LGB is morphing into the delusion of transgenderism. It is the total destabilization of society with the destruction of the family unit and now the denial of the foundational reality of male and female.
6-11-19, WashPost -- Access to a public library in Texas will be restricted this weekend in anticipation of demonstrations over a children's story hour run by homosexuals men dressed up as women 'drag queens' ... Drag queen story hours have made libraries the latest front in the United States’ wrenching national dispute over gender roles and sexuality.
PBS Accused of 'Brainwashing' Kids After 'Arthur' Features a Homosexual Character
5-14-19, Some experts say young children being inundated with 'normalcy' of men dressing up as women and listening to a drag queen read a story is dangerous for their God given gender healthy mentality. It causes confusion. The homosexual community want to increase their small numbers and to do that they are targeting children; they want to brainwash preschoolers and elementary aged children about homosexuality. It's not up to PBS to brainwash/recruit children. The gay community is in the vast minority. One wouldn't know it though between tv, movies, commercials, etc. The Gay Mafia is out in full force. Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 5:18; Colossians 3:1-10
Tolerance ends when it attempts to coerce approval, not simply live side by side with other beliefs. Attempting to destroy or contaminate time-tested, long standing values, social or religious is not tolerance, but speaks of a suicide pact. More here
History of America's Freedom & Heritage
The Lord said, "And you were now turned, and had done right in My sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before Me in the house which is called by My name."
6-5-19, * -- Blessings to America and her sons and daughters as we continue to celebrate our independence declared on July 4, 1776. However, the nation we know and love as America, the ideal of the United States of America, really began in the early 1600's. Immigrants from other nations, mainly England settlers, came on an adventure that spawned the beacon of freedom and the light of Jesus Christ for the world.
The Mayflower Compact , (image above) which many believe today to be the first significant governing document of what would become the United States, was very specific about the covenant these men and women were entering into with God for this new land. Herein, we need to know the past in order to preserve our future.
Some 18 years later, The Fundamental Orders of 1638 AD  were adopted in Connecticut. Its preamble says:
"For as much as it hath pleased Almighty God ... knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people at all seasons as occasion shall require; ... to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus ... which according to the truth of the said Gospel, is now practiced amongst us; as also in our civil affairs to be guided and governed according to such Laws, Rules, Orders and Decrees...”
These documents and many others like them dispel the lie that America was not founded on Christian precepts . We allow freedom to all religions, because our God in Christ Jesus will not force Himself upon others, but rather allow them to come voluntarily.
The foundation of our nation must remain Christian otherwise we will not so long be a nation of freedom and justice.
God's sovereignty must be the rule of man.
Remember your heritage in order to keep your future.
Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life...
Keep this commandment without spot, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who in His times He shall show, Who is the blessed
and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords;
Who Only hath immortality, dwelling in the light:
to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
1 Timothy 5:11-16
"Our liberty of worship is not a concession or a privilege but and inherent right."
Inscription on the monument in Washington, DC here
*Excerpted and adapted Bill Wilson’s full original message from Daily Jot here
 Text Mayflower Compact of 1620 AD here
 Fundamental Orders of Connecticut - They wanted the govt to have access to the open ocean for trading here
 Did America Have a Christian Founding? here
Jesus said: Luke 12:39, 17:24-29, 34:36; Matt 24:36, 37-41, 42-51; John 14:1-3; 1 Thess 4:16-17, 5:4
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