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Archive for September, 2014

Feast Of Trumpets This Week

23 Sep

I was going to post something somewhat similar to lasts years post, but after reading it, I’m just going to repost it.

Rosh Hashanah is coming up again for the year at the end of the week. It is the Feast of Trumpets. So why do I get excited at this time?

1 Corinthians 15:51-53 – 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 – 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Revelation 4:1- 1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

In the last one the voice that was first speaking to John was Jesus.

One thing I have learned over time is God doesn’t do anything that’s not calculated, especially on things as big as this. The Lord rode into Jerusalem the first time on the very day it was prophesied.

Don’t get me wrong, we don’t know the day or hour. No idea of the year. No date setting here. I wouldn’t ever attempt it. He can come at anytime. Immanency is heavily taught in the Word so we are not to let our guard down and to always be living as Jesus is coming back today.

One thing about Rosh Hashanah is that it covers two days. There are trumpets that are blown and it is one of God’s seven Jewish feasts. I repeat God’s…..feast that He appointed to the people which He has ran the Messiah line down through. And He is coming back (Jesus) to rule and reign on His throne over them. God doesn’t break promises.

Some of those promises are to meet His own (church) in the air like the verses above. Come down and judge the nations who have rejected Him at the end of the Tribulation. Then rule and reign for the millennium over the Jews who remain as their Messiah.

So when the Feast of Trumpets come around every year, it’s hard for me not to get excited and hope that the Blessed Hope could happen. If not, it’s safe to say were closer than before. Do you long for His appearing? There is a Crown of Righteousness for those who do.

2 Timothy 4:8 – 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

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Whose Feasts Or Festivals Are They?

17 Sep

Leviticus 23:1-2 – 1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. NKJV

To many Christian’s, many who are guilty of replacement theology have written off things because they believe it was from the Jews who blew it. Replacement theology wants to take all the blessings of Israel and give them to the church and let all the bad and curses remain with the Jews. Crazy? Yes. Yet popular amongst those who don’t take the Bible literally.

The Lords Feasts are very important. Jesus fulfilled the Spring Feasts when He came the first time. The Bible indicates He will fulfill the fall ones when he comes back the second time.

Where are we at on God’s timetable? Our biggest indicator is based on Israel. The Jewish people are back in the land. That started the end time clock ticking. Do you know why people have been looking for the Lord’s returns for years now? That’s the biggest reason for those who take the Bible literally. I encourage you to learn about the Feasts. Why? One, they are the Lords and He intends to fulfill them all. Two, it pulls together Bible Prophecy and gives you even more understanding.

 

Who Is Your King?

08 Sep

Do you serve somebody?

Whom?

Nobody?

Something?

Yourself?

The one who tries to convince you that you can serve yourself and you’ll be just fine, is this person:

Revelation 12:9 – 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. ……………

I quote the first part of that verse because it clarifies who the serpent is below.

Genesis 3:1-4 – 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

The lie is that you can be like God. Satan calls God a liar and tells Eve she won’t die. Satan is telling Eve that once you know good and evil you can now independently make those decisions for yourself.

The truth is God has no use for any other gods. That starts with Satan and then any else trying to take his advice.

Isaiah 45:22 –  22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

God wants us to choose Him to worship and serve. He sent His only Son to die in our place if we are willing to ask for that forgiveness and call Him Savior and be our King.

Almost all opinion conversations have the words, “ I think….”. Somebody who wants God to be in charge should refer to, “God’s Word says ……. regarding that”

We have bad tendency in this country in thinking God thinks exactly the way we do. I promise you He doesn’t. The best we can do is study His Word, pray to Him for guidance, and do our best to serve and follow Him.