Friday, April 30, 2010

State Police Chaplins Can Pray In Jesus Name Says Virginia Governor

You can't stop the Will of God, no matter how hard you try.

Remember the case where the rights of six Christian State Police Chaplins who were denied the right to pray publically in Jesus name, and turned in their badges two years ago? There’s victory in the name of Jesus and these Virginia State Police Chaplins can now pray in Jesus name and their rights have been restored, says the Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell this afternoon sent Col. W. Steven Flaherty, the State Police superintendent, to tell the nine troopers who serve as chaplains about the change in policy, the Washington Post is reporting.

When you pray in Jesus name, you are praying according to the will of God. For Jesus said For when two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name Philippians 2:9

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Religious Persecution On The Rise Across Globe

Remember to keep our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world in prayer always because religious persecution is on the rise across the globe according to a new report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

This year's list includes 13 "countries of particular concern," including all eight named last year (Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan) plus Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam. Full report here

Robert, over at Jihad Watch, has written an analysis of the 10 Muslim countries among the 13 most severe violators of religious freedom for your information..

Fitness Trainer Jillian Michaels Believes Pregnancy Ruins The Body -HUH?

Full Story here

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3

TV Fitness Trainer Jillian Michael’s, who believes pregnancy ruins the body, may know what she is talking about when it comes to fitness training, but she is way off base by thinking pregnancy ruins the body and would rather adopt. Not that there is anything wrong with adopting, but being pregnant certainly does not ruin the body; in fact the opposite is true, according to research. Being pregnant has many therapeutic healing effects for the woman’s body during pregnancy For instance, I wonder if Ms. Michaels is aware that during pregnancy, God gave the woman’s body a natural protective mechanism against many disease symptoms and disease processes:

Some women feel healthier than ever during pregnancy
Symptoms of a wide range of diseases decline or disappear
Pregnancy provides a moisturizer for dry skin
Psoriasis symptoms are relieved
A natural relief from Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Relief from asthma
Multiple Sclerosis symptoms decline
Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory disease symptoms go away More

If we want to be in God's will we have to be out of our own, and have to let go of the things that cause us to think of ourselves first and God second.

Galatians 5:24 "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

May Day 2010

Illegal immigrants and law breakers causing havoc and inciting and promoting criminal activity in America will be out in full force May Day 2010, waving their communist flags,protesting and demanding “their rights”; however, May Day 2010 will be a day for people who love God all over America, to cry out for America, a nation which is under great distress and being divided by the enemy from within.

It will be a time of repentence and prayer. War has been declared on America from foreigners, radicals and communists within and people of God everywhere need to cry out to God in Jesus' name, for this nation in repentence.

It troubles me that some of your so-called self proclaimed Christian discernment bloggers are criticizing this event because they claim those spearheading the event are dominionists. This is not to say that genuine "watchers on the wall" are not needed to warn the sheep when wolves are out to devour; but this way of thinking is likened to throwing the baby away with the bath water. Wouldn't it be better in this situation to take the advice of the words of Jesus who said Let them both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn? Matthew 13:30.

Here are some of the prayer events scheduled for May Day 2010 that will be taking place around America. Whether you attend any of these organized events is not important; what matters is that what ever you do this May Day, please cry out to God to help fight this battle against evil for America’s soul and its people.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Louisiana Says Same Sex Couples Can’t Adopt

But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female.Mark 10:6


Here’s some good news from the great State of Louisiana, who has accepted God’s blueprint for the family. A panel has ruled, under heavy opposition by religious interests, that same sex couples can’t adopt children, saying:

“We believe this bill is nothing more than social engineering using children as guinea pigs,” said the Rev. Louis Husser, of Robert.

The legislation died when one senator voted for it while three voted against. Read about it here.

What Is Going On At Calvary Chapel?

The Lighthouse is reporting some disturbing news about Calvary Chapel that there are concerns that Calvary Chapel is now embracing New Age mystic Leonard Sweet, who is usually connected to the emergent church movement. Apparently, Skip Heitzig invited Leonard Sweet to an event to be held at Calvary Chapel, Albuquerque in what has been described as the first official New Age/Ecumenical event to take place at a Calvary Chapel. Read the full details at The Lighthouse.

This reminds me of when, in Scripture, the Apostle Paul found it necessary to rebuke those at the church of Galatia when he questioned them, “O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”

Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh.”

Is there anything left that is not being infected with anti and extra biblical doctrine?

Update May 13,2010

I got a tip from The Lighthouse Website, who posted an update today on his blog that had a link to Calvary Chapel Albuquerque Calendar of Upcoming Events. I scrolled down to the 18th item and listened to the audio promo where "listen to promo" is displayed on the left. Sure enough, the horse is out of the barn. New Ager Leonard Sweet will be speaking at Calvary Chapel, Albuquerque according to the audio promo. Go to the National Worship Leader Conference, the 18th item on the events calander, and listen for your self.

US Supreme Court Rules Mojave Cross Stays

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12:32



In a major defeat for the ACLU, also known by many as America’s communists who attempt to legally take God and Jesus Christ out of the American way of life by using the very God-given freedoms against America that the Founding Fathers intended for America to embrace, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Mojave cross can stay. Video from Fox News

Noah's Ark Found? Not So Fast Says MSNBC

Don’t be so fast to say Noah’s Ark has been found says MSNBC. But, would the state controlled, proud and arrogant media admit this discovery was indeed Noah’s Ark if it is? That is the question that begs asking. For these humanists will attempt to tear down and discredit everything that belongs to God.

But what does it really matter if Noah’s Ark has or has not been found? We know that the just shall live by faith. Habakkuk 2:4. And Hebrews 11:1 says fauth is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Perhaps this declaration of faith from Habakkuk is one of the greatest in all the Scriptures because it reveals a contrasting picture of the arrogantly rebellious and those who submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It shows the difference between the just and the proud, declaring that the future belongs to the righteous. So it does not really matter if Noah’s Ark has been found because in the end, pride and evil will be destroyed, but the righteous, the just, they shall live be faith.

Related Story: Noah's Ark Found On Turkish Mountaintop?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Noah's Ark Found on Turkish Mountaintop?

Is this really Noah’s Ark that has been found on a Turkish mountaintop? Some Chinese and Turkish evangelicals seem to think so.

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelicals claim they found the remains of the Biblical Noah’s Ark, right in the place where the Bible says it came to rest,
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"And the ark rested in the seventh month on the seventeenth day day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4-5.

The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories. Story at Fox News.

The UK Telegraph is also reporting on this story.

If this is indeed the remains of Noah's Ark, I find it is interesting the Lord has chosen to reveal this biblical archaeolgical discovery now, at a time when the Bible tells us just before Jesus returns to earth, the days will be like the days of Noah, when sin was rampant and God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:12-13

Sound like today?

Related Story: Noah's Ark Found? Not So Fast Says MSNBC

Tornado Survivor Prays ‘Till The Storm Passes By’ Receives God’s Protection

Dale Thrasher, 60, stands on the spot where a communion table saved him as his church, Hillcrest Baptist in Yazoo City, Miss., crashed down around him when an E-4 tornado destroyed the building on April 24 Photo Baptist Press

Dale Thrasher Prayed Under a Communion Table 'Till The Storm Passed By'.

Jesus said: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

Here’s another miraculous story of how a Mississippi man who prayed to God under a communion table at his church, which was blown to pieces, received God’s protection 'till the storm passed by' and survived the horrible tornado that shattered his church building to pieces. After the storm, when digging through the debris, Dale Thrasher, found a hymnal opened to the hymn “Till The Storm Passes By”. Read about it here.

Another Rebuttal To The Deceptive 'Rapture' Doctrine From Steve Wohlberg


Deceptive 'Rapture' Doctrine Dupes Millions

Here’s another rebuttal to the deceptive ‘Rapture’ doctrine that has deceived millions as more and more Bible believing Christians are coming out against the deceptive ‘Rapture’ Doctrine, known as the ’Pre-Trib’ Rapture that has literally deceived millions over the last 40 years, that I have written about here . TV producer, radio host and bestselling author of 24 books, Steve Wohlberg in his latest work, The Rapture Delusions: Exposing Dangerous Errors about the End of the World says
  • "Look carefully," "all New Testament verses quoted to promote the secret rapture doctrine--1 Thess. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15:52; Matt. 24:40—don't teach it at all. They really apply to the highly visible, loud, earthshaking Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and not to the novel and unbiblical notion of 'disappearing Christians' seven years before the end."
 Read more here to learn about the beginnings of this false Rapture doctrine deceiving millions.
Good job, Steve.

"Take heed that no man deceive you."Matthew 24:4

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Obama's New World Order: US Prepares To Push For Global Capital Rules


Obama and world leaders, in addressing global problems that they themselves have created are now pushing for a global solution, as the Financial Times is telling us that the US is now prepared to push for global capital rules. The end game of the global financial chaos has been and is a New World Order Financial system manufactured by global elites who want to control the world and everyone in it.

What this amounts to is Obama’s New World Order and Obama’s New World Order friends simply setting up yet one more step for the antichrist’s one world government under the New World Order so when the antichrist arrives, everything will be in place, including your one world religious system which is also in the making now as many of your evangelical christian churches are embracing new age spirituality associatiated with the emergent church system, and Tony Blair has been very busy working with Rick Warren to accomplish this in Blair's newly formed Inter-Faith Religious Foundation, with Warren as Blair's advisor. It is now only a matter of time that a one world currency will be established that will be the front runner for the antichrist to monitor and control all of the buying and selling of goods in a global New World Order system.
  • The G20 communiqué on Friday said: “We recommitted to developing by end-2010 internationally agreed rules to improve both the quantity and quality of bank capital and to discourage excessive leverage

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Will Bless Them That Bless Thee And Curse Him The Curseth Thee- The Error of Christian Zionists and Dispensationalists

I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.Gen 12:3

Next to a false pre-tribulation rapture misapplication of scripture, this verse is probably one of the most misapplied and misunderstood verses in the Bible today by Christian Zionists, and dispensationalists who have been mislead to believe that this promise was passed onto Yaakov or Israel, but the Scriptures do not say that at all. This false belief is largely attributed to the Scofield Reference Bible from which your modern day Christian Zionists and dispensationalist teachers obtained their false belief system.

This does not mean to impy that I am not for blessing  Israel, because I most certainly am, or that as Bible believing Christians, we should not bless Israel. We as Christians bless Israel by giving them the Gospel  of Christ, as He commanded, and not going against God's Word where God specifically tells us there will be severe consequences if you or a nation does where Israel or Jerusalem is concerned.

 It is the misrepresenting and misapplication of the above verse that is being addressed here. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East surrounded by arab tyrants, and Israel gave the world the Holy Scriptures known as the Hebrew Scriptures, which is more than enough to be on Israel's side. But certainly, there are several more very good reasons to be for Israel, but that is a different topic for another time. Now, let's take a look at these verses in their full context to determine where Christian Zionists and dispensationalists grossly error and misapply the scripture:

Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Gen. 12:3
Peter Cohen at Messianic Good News refutes this error of misapplication by Christian Zionists and dispensationalists by letting the scriptures speak for themselves.

The LORD said to Abraham, “All peoples on earth will be blessed through you” because the Messiah would be a descendant of Abraham (the seed of Abraham). Furthermore, those who would be redeemed by the Messiah would have the same faith as Abraham and would inherit his blessing:

So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith (Gal. 3:9). Psalm 72 states quite plainly that it is through the Messiah that all nations will be blessed. The psalmist wrote and prophesied of Jesus Christ, the receiver of the blessing in the following scripture:

  • Endow the King [Messiah] with your justice, O God, the Royal Son with your righteousness. He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice...May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun.  All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.  Psalm 72:1,17.
Unless they are redeemed from the curse through faith in Jesus Christ every natural descendant of Israel is cut off from God’s holy people (Romans 11). The only way to be set free from the curse and restored to faithfulness and obedience is through faith in Jesus Christ.

To think that God’s blessing may be received by the natural descendants of Abraham irrespective of their unbelief and rebellion implies that God’s blessing may be received by those who remain at enmity with God. Yet a growing number of Christians are insisting that Gentile believers are obligated to "bless" unbelieving Israel in order to receive the Lord's blessing. Just as it is impossible to curse those who are blessed by God, it is impossible to to impart the blessing to those who are under the curse for their own disobedience unless they repent and believe. Every promise that God has made is fulfilled in Christ ( 2 Corinthians 1:20). There is no blessing apart from him.   More at Messianic Good News

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name..Philippians 2:8,9

Franklin Graham Dis-invited At Pentagon Nat’l. Day of Prayer


Franklin Graham has been disinvited from taking part in a Pentagon National Day of Prayer fiasco. Are the powers that be attempting to sneak Islam's sharia law through the back door?
  • The reason for the "dis-invite"? Graham's earlier comments about Islam were "not appropriate," said the Army (see more details below from Associated Press). In 2001, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham described Islam as "evil" following terrorist attacks. More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins. Story continues
Not appropriate? Speaking the truth is becomming the new hate speech these days. The army needs to understand that Biblical Christianity and Islam are incompatible with one another, and that anyone or anything which advocates and promotes the murder of innocent people and the abuse of women is evil. Around the world, more muslims are leaving Islam now at record numbers, especially in the Middle East and have come to realize that Jesus Christ died for their sins and have found their true salvation in Him alone.

  • In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity. These numbers are very large indeed. Source
Jesus told his disciples that those who did not receive them, leave and shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them in Luke 9:5, and warned that
 Ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.  Luke 12:17

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Who is the Restrainer that the Apostle Paul is talking about in 2 Thessalonians 2:7? I can tell you He is not the Holy Spirit that your pre-tribulation rapture people would have you believe. The scriptures give us a "job description" for the Holy Spirit, and He was never assigned to be the Restrainer that the Apostle Paul is speaking of.

Randy Maugans over at the Threshing Floor Radio Blog has documented a most excellent scriptural refutation that disproves the pre-tribulation rapture false doctrine theory concerning who the Restrainer is, and tells us who this Restrainer person is. Check it out "The Restrainer"by Randy Maugans at The Threshing Floor Blog listed in the right column.

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Clinically Dead Boy Sees Grandma In Heaven Before Brought Back From Dead


We’ve heard a lot about near death experiences and those who came back after being declared clinically dead.

Here’s another one of those amazing stories -- this time of a clinically dead three year old boy who tells of seeing his grandma Emmi in heaven before being brought back from the dead. For the skeptics among us who question clinically dead experiences and being brought back from the dead, please tell me how a three year old could make something like this up? Full story

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

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Friday, April 23, 2010

What Jews Have Said About Jesus


Not enough good things can be said about the Lord Jesus, who is Himself a Jew of all Jews. Thanks to the Jews For Jesus Blog, I discovered what some Jews have said about Jesus that I think you will find fascinating. Many modern and some well known Jewish people have recognized Jesus for who He is, and have said some wonderful things about Jesus that most people probably, like myself, were not aware of, so I decided to share these compelling and wonderful words of what Jews have said about Jesus here.

  • I couldn't help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even through these years the hope of doing just that fascinated me. For Jesus Christ is to me the outstanding personality of all time, all history, both as Son of God and as Son of Man. Everything he ever said or did has value for us today and that is something you can say of no other man, dead or alive. There is no easy middle ground to stroll upon. You either accept Jesus or reject him. You can analyze Mohammed and...Buddha, but don't try it with him. You either accept or you reject....1
    Sholem Asch
    Yiddish Author
    1880-1957

  • The New Testament is also our book, bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh.3
    Y.C.H. Brenner
    Israeli Writer
    1881-1921

  • J. Carmel
    Israeli Teacher and Author
    If the prophet Elijah has ridden in a fiery chariot into heaven, why should not Jesus rise and go to heaven?
    Cited by Pinchas Lapide, p. 138 in The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1983).

  • Albert Einstein
    Physicist and Professor, Princeton University
    1879-1955
    As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene....No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.
    Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase-mongers, however artful. No man can dispose of Christianity with a bon mot.
    George Sylvester Viereck, "What Life Means to Einstein," The Saturday Evening Post, October 26, 1929.

  • Samuel Hirsch
    German and American Reform Rabbi and Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg
    1815-1899
    In order that Jesus' power of hope and greatness of soul should not end with his death, God has raised in the group of his disciples the idea that he rose from death and continues living. Indeed, He continues living in all those who want to be true Jews.
    Cited by Pinchas Lapide, p. 137 in The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1983).

  • Kaufmann Kohler
    Rabbbi and Educator
    1843-1926
    The times of Jesus were ripe for a social upheaval, for the Messianic Age, when the proud will be brought low, and the humble will be lifted up. Jesus, the most lowly of all men, the despised, beyond comparison, of the despised Jewish nation, has ascended the world's throne to become the Great King of the whole earth.
    In Judaism at the World's Parliament of Religions (Cincinnati: Clarke, 1894).
  • Dr. Elie Soloweyczyk
    Orthodox Rabbi
    19th C.
    Jesus had no other end in view than to animate men with faith in the one God and to urge them on to the practice of all the neighborly virtues and love for everyone, even enemies. May God grant us all, Jews and Christians, that we may follow the teaching of Jesus and his shining example, for our well-being in this world and our salvation in the next. Amen.

    Kol Kore o Ha-Talmud Wehabrith Hachadasha III: 9; published 1875; cited in Pinchas Lapide, Israelis, Jews and Jesus (Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1979), pp. 112-13.

    Continues

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
Written by: "The disciple whom Jesus loved."- John 21:25

The Northern Lights Over Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

A sight to behold, here are the Northern Lights as seen over Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull Volcano above the ash plume April 23, 2010 Source





It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. Amos 9:6

Thursday, April 22, 2010

American Top Military Officer Won't Rule Out Firing On Israeli Jets If Israel Strikes Iran


I shouldn’t be surprised that Wired News is reporting an American top military officer won’t rule out the U.S. firing on Israeli jets if Israel launches a pre-emptive strike on Iran. God said these days would come and here we are. Israel will be all alone as prophesied with one true ally to help and protect her-God.

  • Mullen tried to sidestep the question. “We have an exceptionally strong relationship with Israel. I’ve spent a lot of time with my counterpart in Israel. So we also have a very clear understanding of where we are. And beyond that, I just wouldn’t get into the speculation of what might happen and who might do what. I don’t think it serves a purpose, frankly,” he said. “I am hopeful that this will be resolved in a way where we never have to answer a question like that


The eyes of the world today are upon Jerusalem in fear and trembling, as the prophet Zechariah foretold. That is what this conflict between Israel and the Arabs is really all about now even though Iran is a big problem for Israel and the world, Iran is just a distraction because the next world war, when it breaks out, is going to break out over Jerusalem, and it will be a nuclear holocaust. God’s Word tells us that the Quartet, the EU, UN, Russia and especially the USofA will press Israel over Jerusalem. We are seeing that now. And we are seeing the Obama Administration turn against Israel and pressure Israel over Jerusalem like no other administration before him in favor of Israel's surrounding muslim enemies.

"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about when they shall be in siege both against Judah and Jerusalem." Zechariah 12:2

And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdonsome stone for all people that burden themselves with it ; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces."Zechariah 12:3

And then the prophet Zecharian writes in Chapter 14:2

"For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle and the city shall be taken

Then shall the LORD go forth and fight against those nations...Zechariah 14:3

Potentially Deadly Fungus Spreading in US, Canada

For those of you who live in the northwestern part of the United States or the Canadian province of British Columbia, be on the alert for a potentially new and deadly fungus that is spreading in the US and Canada.
There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11

The new Cryptococcus gattii fungus strain, magnified.

The fungas is airborn, is called Cryptococcus gattii, and usually only infects transplant and AIDS patients and people with otherwise compromised immune systems, but the new strain is genetically different, the researchers said. More here.

National Geographic is also reporting on this.

UK Travel Authority Says Western Wall Not In Israel

HuH? Western Wall not in Israel??

This is unbelievable. A UK Travel Authority, who is spreading disinformation against Israel, and trying to rewrite history, is now saying the Western Wall, which has been located in Israel since Biblical times, is not in Israel.

That’s news to me, as well as these folks in this video.



The Western Wall is part of a vast retaining wall built by Herod around the Temple Mount; this is the most visible structure remaining from The Second Temple.. It attracts thousands of Jewish worshippers daily, who come to pray and lay out their problems and seek for heavenly guidance, because it is believed God’s presence rests on the Western Wall. Exodus 2:2 and Song of Songs 2:4

One Navy Seal Acquitted, Two To Go

Remember the story about America’s hero’s involving the Navy Seals who were brought up for court martial on alleged charges against an Islamic terrorist who accused them of punching him, who masterminded the ambush of Blackwater contractors and then had their bodies burned and hung on a bridge in Fallujah?

Although we are living in days where the prophet Isaiah said evil is called good and good is called evil (Isaiah 5:20) (justice has prevailed thus far. One Navy Seal has been acquitted, two more to go. Michelle Malkin has this good news!

Psalm 37:1-4 KJV
1Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Updated April 23, 2010
US clears 2nd Navy SEAL in Iraqi abuse case

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cross of Jesus Takes Center Stage At Renovated Billy Graham Library With 15X31 Foot Mural By Artist Thomas Kinkade

The renovated Billy Graham Library was dedicated at a special ceremony April 20, 2010 where the Cross of Jesus took center stage, which featured a beautiful 15-by-31 foot mural created by artist Thomas Kinkade called The Cross. You can see the live presentation with the unveiling of this beautiful mural, “The Cross” with lots of pictures and America’s pastor, Billy Graham at The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Site.



What came to mind when I first read about and saw the mural "The Cross", is one of my favorite hymns "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross."




Jesus keep me near the cross
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calvary's mountain.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning star
Sheds its beams around me.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day,
With its shadows o'er me.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross I'll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand,
Just beyond the river.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Threat of New, Larger Icelandic Eruption From Katla Volcano

So you think it’s business as usual and you can breath easier and relax because Britain and the rest of the world has resumed its normal flight schedules that came to a halt because of the ash cloud over Britain from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption?


Not so. It’s not over. The most recent news from watchful scientists is that the threat of a new and even larger Iceland eruption is pending from Iceland's Katla Volcano, as scientists are now saying they fear tremors at the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla Volcano — creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe.

A Katla eruption would be 10 times stronger and shoot higher and larger plumes of ash into the air than its smaller neighbor, which has already brought European air travel to a standstill for five days and promises severe travel delays for days more. Read about it here

“Covenent For Civility” Masquerades As Christian

Just because it calls itself Christian doesn’t make it so. Take heed that no man deceive you. A “Covenent For Civility” Document signed by evangelicals is masquerading as a Christian document, but actually includes pro-abortion and pro-homosexual signers, and realizing this fact, a prominent pro-marriage leader, Bishop Harry Jackson has now pulled his name from this phoney “Covenant For Civility” document masquerading as a Christian document, along with Assemblies of God General Superintendent George O. Wood, who rightfully proclaimed “I don’t want to be in covenant with those who support homosexual marriage."
From The Lighthouse, News Flash: Prominent Pro-Marriage Leader, Bishop Harry Jackson, Pulls Name From “Covenant for Civility”


Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 7
7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather them grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

World Bible Quiz Contest Winner Beats 15 Other Finalists In Israel



Congratulations to 17-year Or Ashual, of Israel, this year’s winner of the annual World Bible Quiz contest held in Israel. Or beat 15 other finalists from around the world. Story at The Jerusalem Post

Israel Celebrates Independence Day


As the State of Israel celebrates Independence Day after the nation was born in a day sixty two years ago, and despite five well-equipped arab armies suffered humiliating defeat in their attempts to destroy the new Jewish State, Israel remains strong and flourishing.

  • Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Isaiah 66:8

And so do the arab’s attempts to destroy the Jewish State continue. Nevertheless, Israel is without question the most amazing, the most admirable country the world has ever seen. Israel’s accomplishments in almost any area of human activity are unsurpassed.

Following is a partial list of Israel’s major accomplishments and examples that Israel gave to the world.

Thank you Israel, and may the God of Israel, whom Christians know as Jesus Christ, or Yeshua, continue to watch over Israel and bless you.

Declaration of the State of Israel

1. The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

2. Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.

3. The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.

4. The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel.

5. Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

6. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.

7. The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

8. According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. US officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.

9. Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.

10. Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.

11. Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.

12. Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin — 109 per 10,000 people — as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

13. In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the second largest number of startup companies after the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).

14. With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration hi-tech companies in the world — apart from the Silicon Valley, US.

15. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.

16. After the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

17. Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.

18. On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.

19. Twenty-four percent of Israel's workforce hold university degrees — ranking it third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland — and 12% hold advanced degrees.

20. Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

21. In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.

22. When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.

23. When the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day — and saved three victims from the rubble.

24. Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship — and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 — in the world.

25. Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.

26. Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."

27. Israel has the world's second highest per capita rate of publishing new books.

28. Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert.

29. Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

30. In the field of medicine, Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

31. An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in US hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment
mistakes.

32. Israel's Givun Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera
helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

33. Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.

34. Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the US, over 70 in Japan, and fewer than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions, Israel places first in this category as well.

35. A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct — all without damaging surroundings skin or tissue.

36. An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant (in southern California's Mojave desert).


Source of Israel's accomplishments

EU Presses Israel Over Jerusalem Put Under Eyjafjallajokull Ash Cloud

There are no coincidences with God. Everything that happens is because the Lord allowed  it to happen,   for His glory - eventually. As the EU presses Israel over Jerusalem, it was put under Eyjafjallajokull's ash cloud.


Almost the entire Europe is or has been under this ash cloud because of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption. and it is affecting the entire world. Nearly every airline is affected, including those in the US. $1.5 billion is being lost per day now.

The same God who stilled the storm on Galilee has stirred the ash of Iceland reminding us that as the Creator-God of the universe, He's still the God of the elements

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Nahum 1:4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers.

Nahum 1:5  The mountain's quake before him; the hills melt, the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.

Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire and the rocks are broken into pieces by him.

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano started to erupt in late March at the same time that the EU was pressing Israel over Jerusalem. At the same time Prime Minister Netanyahu was traveling to America to be totally embarrassed and humiliated  by Barack Obama.

The Bible tells us that God will not be mocked, and that Jerusalem is God’s City. 2 Chronicles 6:6 says "But I have chosen Jerusalem that my name might be there; and have chosen Daved to be over my people Israel."  Thus saith the LORD; "I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain."". Zechariah 8:3

As the EU presses Israel over Israel and Jerusalem, and at the same time Prime Minister Netanyahu was traveling to America to be totally embarrassed and humiliated  by Barack Obama, God has remained true to His Word: God has said "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege and both against Judah and against Jerusalem."  "And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdonsome stone for all people; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though the people of the earth be gathered together against it." Zechariah 12:2-3

The lesson of this story is for the world leaders to learn to keep their hands off of Israel, and Jerusalem, God’s City.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Iceland Volcano From Space With Nightmarish Skull Face Engulfing Britain

This is an incredible photo shot of the Iceland Volcano from space and the dramatic ash plume with a nightmarish skull face engulfing Britain from the Daily Mail.UK. Dubbed The Scream:  A radar image shows the crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland



Is The Second Coming of Jesus Foretold in Night Sky?


Here’s something to think about….

Is it possible the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to Earth has been foretold not only in the Bible, but also in the night sky since the creation of the universe?

Mark Biltz,a Messianic Jewish brother and pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash uses NASA tracking
of solar and lunar eclipses in his teaching of the great event and is now explaining how at least one constellation is an outright declaration of the "Second Coming," and focuses on a star called Arcturus, which is mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Job: "Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south." (Job 9:9) in his lectures. Read More

If you liked this story, I have another one with Mark Biltz you will like also:

Israel Feast Days, Blood Red Moon and The Coming of the Lord with a video presentation.

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Iceland Volcano Affected By Major Sunspot Cycle From 2010-2015


World Watch Daily is reporting that the Iceland Volcano activity the world has been watching is affected by major sunspot cycles that will occur from 2010-2015, which will intensify volcanoes, earthquakes, super storms and disrupt satellites. You can read about this scientific data at World Watch Daily, and in the Gospel of Matthew 24 and Luke's Gospel Chapter 11, where Jesus forewarned of these endtime events we are now witnessing in greater intensity.

Meanwhile, the news out of London is reporting that Britain is bracing for what scientists warn could be weeks of disruption after predictions that the dust and ash from Iceland's volcano eruption is covering Europe and will cause continued chaos in the foreseeable future.

As reports emerged of ash landing in southeast England, meteorologists said volcanic activity in Iceland's Mt Eyjafjallajokull increased yesterday, forcing officials to extend flight restrictions yet again in an unprecedented air lockdown over much of Europe.

With no sign of the eruption easing, volcanologists said the ash, which is drifting in a cloud extending up from 8000-30,000 feet (2438-3657m) and stretching across much of northern and central Europe, could disrupt flights for up to six months.

Speaking of earthquakes, it's almost impossible to keep up with all of the earthquake activity which is taking place on the earth now but CNN is reporting an earthquake in Afghanistan that killed at least 7 people, and another earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea., both this week;and Reuters notes another earthquake in China within the past seven days where the death toll is now 2,000

The earth is most definitely feeling the birth pangs and we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:22

Sunday, April 18, 2010

British Gov't Cancels Israeli Tourism Ad-Then Iceland Volcano Erupts Destroying British Tourism

Did the British Government cut off their nose to spite their face when they cancelled an Israeli Tourism ad, and shortly thereafter the Iceland volcano erupts destroying British tourism?

The row started on April 9, over a dispute over Qumran, which Britain says is not in Israel proper, but in “supposed occupied territories.” Meanwhile, Israel’s Government Tourism Council, through ThinkIsrael.com, refused to comply by not replying, and refused to pull the ad depicting Qumran in Israel proper. See complaint.

This negatively affects travel from Great Britain to Israel. Shortly thereafter, the Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajoekull erupted and hasn’t stopped and shut down British tourism and air travel across most of western Europe for days now and destroying British tourism and grounding millions, with airlines in Britain and Ireland losing 30M a day. Coincidence?

Qumran, you will recall, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls originated from.

The scrolls and scroll fragments recovered in the Qumran environs represent a voluminous body of Jewish documents, a veritable "library", dating from the third century B.C.E. to 68 C.E. Unquestionably, the "library," which is the greatest manuscript find of the twentieth century, demonstrates the rich literary activity of Second Temple Period Jewry and sheds insight into centuries pivotal to both Judaism and Christianity. The library contains some books or works in a large number of copies, yet others are represented only fragmentarily by mere scraps of parchment. There are tens of thousands of scroll fragments. The number of different compositions represented is almost one thousand, and they are written in three different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

I Saw The Earth Explode-Iceland’s Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano Eruption

Pictures and story from the Daily Mail UK
Indeed the earth did explode in Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano eruption, as these pictures show. These astonishing pictures, taken by British freelance photographer John Beatty, record the spectacular events which took place at the now-infamous Eyjafjallajoekull (Island-Mountain-Glacier) volcano in Iceland, and which have had such a dramatic aftermath.




At the end of the day, God is still in charge. All of our worldly plans are put on hold to watch the awesome splendor of God at work on the earth. Is there anything too difficult for the Lord? Genesis 18:14

Katla Next Icelandic Volcano to Blow?


Is Iceland’s Katla volcano next to blow? Olelog writes that Eyjafjalla has blown three times in the past thousand years – in 920, 1612 and around 1823. Each time it set off Katla. An eruption at Katla could melt huge amounts of ice and cause massive floods. More on this here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Obama Tempting The Hand of God

An extraordinary glimpse of Eyjafjallajökull Iceland Volcano eruption live


Meanwhile, someone over at Gateway Pundit posted this about Obama tempting the hand of God which I thought was a very clever comment and a good catch on the part of the poster:

"Well, Obama tempted “Mother Nature” with his snotty, condescending crowing after he signed Obamacare into law when he said he didn’t see any meteorites or the Earth opening up, and no “Armageddon”, just birds singing and a beautiful day. Since then, as another poster here pointed out in a different thread, we have seen an extraordinary meteorite, visible over 5 midwestern states, and now “the Earth opening up” quite unexpectedly in a very unusual place and spewing great clouds of fire and brimstone and smoke.

God to Pharoah: “….so, you like frogs? OK,…….”

Jesus said unto him (satan), "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." Matthew 4:7

Cloud Over Europe Deepens Travel Chaos-Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Eruption-Iceland

The volcanic eruptions spewing ash into Britain's skies intensified as officials warned that the ominous cloud would hover above the country for at least a week.





Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland
is creating world wide travel chaos as a cloud over Europe deepens. Bill Koenig has some very informative scientific data at World Watch Daily for you to read, and it appears that this catastrophic event is not about to end soon

Bill says:

We pointed to the impact that Sunspot Cycles and the history of their connection to swarms of volcanic eruptions in our March 26, 2010, "Koenig's Eye View from the White House."

Eric Hadik, an earth cycle expert, wrote that the Sun shifts polarity during each sunspot cycle hellip; with seven to ten volcanoes expected to erupt in the next five years.

Moreover, these numbers could increase with an even higher number of sunspots.
I shared articles from Wired Magazine: 'The 2012 apocalypse' and the National Academy of Sciences that stated if the great geomagnetic storm of 1859 occurred during a solar cycle of about the same size predicted for 2013, it could cause $1 to 2 trillion in damages to society's high-tech infrastructure.

We are in the beginning of a major record setting Sunspot Cycle that will increase in intensity periodically up to and into 2015. Eric said the period from 2012 to 2014 may likely be the most intense period of sunspots. These will affect the intensity and frequency of volcanoes, earthquakes, super storms, and damage and disrupt satellites and technologies on earth. More from World Watch Daily.

Friends, we are more than in the beginning of a major record setting sunspot cycle that will raise havoc and world wide chaos. We are living in prophetic times of biblical proportions and God is begging his people on earth to repent and turn to His Son Jesus Christ who is our only salvation, as the time of His return nears. We are living in the time that Jesus spoke about which he called the beginning of sorrows in Matthews Gospel Chapter 24 and Luke’s Gospel Chapter 11 where Jesus again warned. "And great earthquakes shall in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."

We are seeing all of these things in greater intensity that even the skeptics are starting to notice.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls


Online shoppers beware! A computer game retailer, where online shoppers unknowingly sold their souls, revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. In The Days has the story.

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2 Thess. 2:7

Husband Gives Bible to Wife's Killer in Court


In a New York court, this husband gives a Bible to his wife’s killer.

What a testimony of the love, mercy and forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ shown through this Christian man and a tribute to what Christianity is. I am shocked that this story made mainstream news media.

(The New York Post) - A husband shocked a Manhattan, N.Y., court by giving his wife's murderer a Bible and encouraging him to save his soul, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
"God is going to be with you," Noel Pumarejo sobbed, his hand on a boxed bible and his eyes on David Andrango, 32, who stabbed his wife to death over $10,000 in missing gold when they worked together at an Upper East Side boutique three years ago.
"Just read this Bible, and come to him (Jesus), and save your soul. God bless you, David," he told the convicted killer.
The judge showed less mercy -- sentencing illegal immigrant Andrango, originally from Ecuador, to 25-years-to-life imprisonment. Story continues

Matthew 18:21-35 KJV
21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but Until seventy times seven.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Reading Bible-Inspired By Son


This is an amazing account of the Prime Minister of Israel who has been inspired by his son Avner to read the Bible. Avner is a contestant in this year's International Bible Contest after he won the contest on the state school level, making it to the finals.

"Jerusalem is the city of the Bible, and the Bible is the book of life,". It is the story of the people of Israel's life," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday at a meeting held in his office for the contestants in the International Bible Contest. Read about it here
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The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Power of Faith


I love these scriptural words from Henry Morris III of The Institute For Creation Research about the Power of Faith... Faith is a very powerful thing and these words concerning the Power of Faith again remind me of what an awesome gift the Lord has given to those of us who belong to Him if we only believe and surrender our lives over to the Father's Will.

"Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power." (2 Thessalonians 1:11)

Believing faith should never be seen as the goal, only the beginning of wonderful growth in the "divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4-9).

Faith both preserves and protects us: Jesus boldly declared, "He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me hath present tense everlasting life, and shall not come future imperative into condemnation; but is passed pluperfect or past perfect tense from death unto life." (John 5:24). "For the Lord preserveth the faithful" (Psalm 31:23). That’s pretty clear. Either those words are accurate or they are untrue. There is no middle ground.

Faith is the "shield" against the enemy: Many of us have read about the great "armour of God" described in Ephesians 6. Of the seven "pieces" listed in those verses, we are told, "Above all take the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." And when we "resist the devil" (James 4:7), we are to do so "in the faith" (1 Peter 5:9).

Faith gives us power for effective prayer: The "faith as a grain of mustard seed" promise in Matthew 17:20 refers not to size or amount, but to the quality. "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed … nothing shall be impossible unto you." We might translate that as, "If you have the same kind of faith as a mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible unto you." The "ask…seek…find" promise of Matthew 7:7 depends on our confidence in our heavenly Father.

And finally, "this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us" (1 John 5:14). HMM III

Missing 11 Year Old Found Alive By Praying Christian

Indeed, this is an experience in faith for more than only a few!!

What can only be attributed as a miracle, a missing 11 year old girl was found alive four days after she went missing in an alligator infested swampy area, by a God-fearing, praying Christian in Florida, who says God showed him the way to the missing girl who he found in the middle of the swampy area between state roads 434 and 417 and the girl's gated subdivision, sitting on top of a log.

Law enforcement officers were so dumbfounded over James King finding the girl, he was debriefed and questioned by them. Investigators asked him how he got to the woods, how he found the child and how he knew where to look, King said

At first light today, King, a military contractor, entered the woods armed with two cell phones, his shoes taped to his feet and some food and water to give Nadia if she was found. He prayed, quoted Scripture and looked to God to direct him to Nadia.

Then he called her name repeatedly as he ambled through the woods.

“I knew the Lord wanted me to go back in as soon as it was daylight,” King said. “I needed him to direct my path. I asked him, would he guide my path?” Full story

And even the very left media MSNBC reports on this incredible story:

'We are ecstatic'
Winter Spring officials had not been soliciting help from volunteers in the seach, WESH reported,but King and others from the Metro Church decided to carry out their own search.

"Obviously, we are ecstatic. Unbelievable good news," said Pastor Dan Holland of the Metro Church, according to WESH.

Holland said a search team of about 35 to 40 men worked through the night Monday. He said the searchers prayed, asking God to lead them to Nadia, then walked straight into the swamp and found her, WESH reported.

"The hand of God ...," Holland told the news station. "However someone is found alive, I don't care. We are just ecstatic."

What a great God we serve. His Word is true!

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

Oldest Messianic Jewish Symbols


















If you like archeaology finds, you'll like this.I found these precious artifacts at ReligioPoliticalTalk,and according to the blog author, are among the oldest messianic symbols today.

These artifacts are believed to be from the 1st Century baptismal of James the Just and the Apostles. They were found on Mount Zion, Jerusalem.

James was the brother of Jesus, and is described as the leader of the first Nazarene Messianic church.

"In 1963, a small ceremonial silver thin plate was found in the Judean Desert near Jerusalem that dated back to the first Century. A Catholic priest and archaeologist named Emanuel Testa deciphered the Aramaic text of this artifact, the first line of which reads: "For the Oil of the Spirit."

Testa was amazed to find that the text was nearly identical to James 5:14-16. More at link.

Israel News: Beersheva's Messianic Jews Await Trial Outcome

Life hasn't been very pleasant for Beersheva's Messianic Jews of Israel.

JERUSALEM - A pivotal court case takes place this week in a trial involving the rights of Messianic Jews in Israel.

In December 2005, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Beersheva stormed a congregation of Messianic Jews - Jews who believe Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.

The attackers violently disrupted a baptismal service and police found it difficult to restore order.

It wasn't the first time the congregation had been harassed. The attack eventually led the Messianic Jews to bring Beersheva's chief rabbi and the regional head of a group called Yad L'achim to court.

Continues

Pray for the Lord's justice to prevail in this legal case.

Pray for Maryam and Marzieth



Please remember to pray for Maryam and Marzieh whose suffering in the Iranian prison system I wrote about here, who converted to Christianity from Islam and are now being tried for apostasy after spending months of abuse and torture in Iran’s Evin prison. Please pray that the judge will find favor toward these two Christian sisters who have endured intense persecution for our Lord; May the Lord strengthen these two women and speak through them at their trial and protect them from their persecutors in Jesus name….

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