The Gospel preached elicits a response. For some the message of Christ Jesus is a welcomed blessing compared to the miserable religions of the World which demand performance. For others the message of Christ brings contempt and opposition. Here we see that the response of the Jews to the message of Christ led to the message of Christ being brought to the Gentiles.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Ten Lost Tribes were never lost nor exiled; however, from this heresy poured forth error and cults and Replacement Theology errors that persist to this day. Who are they? Why 144000? Answer is not that complicated but it does require us to know some Bible history.
How do we dissect the Mystery Program that was given to Pau by direct revelation from the resurrected Jesus Christ? Why was it hidden? Was God patient with Israel? In what ways was Israel blinded from recognizing Jesus as their Messiah? What does Matthew 12:31-32 really mean?
We discuss the Fall Feast of the Lord for Israel which was originally called, "The Feast of Trumpets" but along the way of apostasy in Israel has become Rosh Hashanah (the New Year?)...
Every September Jews around the globe and in Israel observe what they call "Rosh Hashanah" on the date of the Feast of Trumpets. We will discuss the sad truth behind this counterfeit observance of what was once a Biblically commanded holiday.
What do the Jewish people need? Land? Peace with their neighbors? Money?...What they need is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The Apostle Paul preached the Gospel to the Jew first and then the Gentile, showing his audience that Jesus Christ fulfills the Words of the Prophets, the promise of God. There is only one way to be freed from the debt of sin, and that is faith in Jesus Christ.
John 10:30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Today, guest preacher, Phil Mummert, looks at the first chapter of Jonah. Our familiarity with this small book can lead us to overlook important aspects that can address our lives today. While we may think that Jonah's actions are clearly wrong, how often do we believe that we can disobey clear commands of God? What else can we learn about ourselves, about God, and about Jesus when we take some time looking at this chapter?
Often times Godly behavior and affection is caught rather than taught. Godly examples help us to know how to live out the Christian faith. In these verses we see the Christ like examples of three Jewish converts who exemplify what affection for the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God looks like. Brothers bless the church!
The Abrahamic Covenant included prophecy that has been, continues to be and will finally be fulfilled in the history of the people called "Jews", the nation of Israel and the person of Jesus Christ. It is Evidence For God that no reasonable man or woman would dare deny.
Also Reference: Romans 10:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, James 1:21, John 17:17, Hebrews 4:12
New Heart, New Spirit_31Ezekiel 35:1-15 Dangers Mt. Seir (Edom) Can't Dodge!sometimes we find ourselves and our family in dangerous situations.A natural catastrophe, accident, disease, assault, or even a misjudgment can put our lives in peril. However, there are some dangers in life that we can avoid. If we do not, we have no one to blame but ourselves when we find ourselves in serious trouble.Using Edom as an example, Ezekiel describes six dangers we must avoid if we wish to escape God's judgment. 14. Because of their deep-seated hatred for the Jews, the Edomites were the worst offenders. Edom represents all the nations that have occupied Israel.Through His prophet, the Lord told the exiles that a day was coming when He would execute judgment upon all the wicked nations who had rejected Him and His eternal plan for the world. In that day, God would remove them from the land so the Jews could return and rebuild their nation. Edom's fate warns us of the danger of greed and covetousness. Lusting after more and more of anything can consume the human spirit.Our body and mind can be given over to thinking about and grasping for the things of this world. Just thinking about getting a larger home and more furnishings consumes the time and energy of many people.Anything—person, place, or possession—can become the consuming desire that dominates our lives.God would reveal Himself to Israel and to a watching world through His judgments upon Edom.