Pride will be the downfall

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There is a prevailing thought among many these days, especially atheists… of a newer breed of such individuals, and it is a false pride complete with the bravado unknown before. It is the same bravado that begged to be different in the surety of their own vanity- not so different from the fallen ones and those they followed originally. Pride is indeed its undoing… its choice… its lament will be felt forever- not in the satisfaction and mistake of seeking pleasure for themselves or the expensive cost but to live for eternity without one iota of pleasure to be felt again. To even speak of it so is a concept atheists resist and deplore but the truth of it being a reality gets in the way of everyone set in mind not to be deprived today. Living in the now without God is to beg for our choice to be made permanent- secure and fixed forever. Why did Jesus have to die if there is only the pursuit of pleasure to be gained from this life? Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice to make the way clear to God for all humanity… the removal of sin for the penitent, asking for His forgiveness, to change their mind of doing what was important to them (to repent) and to set about the will of God in their lives. If hell was not a real place then deliverance comes into question but, rest assured, deliverance is why Jesus came to earth- to save as many as He could. Are you ‘one’ he is still looking for?

Jesus did this because He knew hell is for real and to take the sins of all mankind upon Himself was to become what God abhorred- sin itself. This was told us in the Messianic verses of the Bible, speaking of the Messiah to come… the suffering Messiah would endure such pain for the love He had for us (before we knew Him), the truth of why He came in the human form as He did. To make a proclamation so brash, to think so little of the life saving blood of Jesus covering our sins, as to say,”We do not need God,” is further proof of just how wrong we are and how forsaken we have become ourselves. Jesus felt great loss being separated from God the Father at the cross, telling us there is a great consequence to desire ‘to do it our own way’ and without God involved.

[The Messianic prophecy of the Messiah to suffer so… for you and I and if we but believe in Him, repent… and turn toward Him and not away from Him.]

The prophecy in the Bible is true or it would not be provable and provably found in such cohesion (both the same in Old Testament as well as the New Testament) and clearly stated.

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Mark 15:34 KJV
https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/mark/15-34.html
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Psalm 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Luke 23:34 KJV
https://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/23-34.html
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Please keep in mind the time frame of when the former was written. The Old Testament, being attributed to David, King of Israel… after Saul, and most of the Psalms, were penned at least one thousand years before Jesus Christ walked the earth. This can only mean one thing, and let me be perfectly clear in stating this, to be found 100% accurate is to realize God has a hand in the affairs of man and will be equally accurate in the prophecy pointing to the end of human history. This leaves humanity two choices, to turn away from life without God (which leads to death) or to seek God and claim life is important enough to appreciate it (eternal life actually begins here) and realize what love God has for those in His service.

 

Psalm 22:23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

 

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Yes, there can be many people found stemming from the seed of Abraham (like the sands on the beach) but only one held the key to be used as the conduit for the lineage (to fulfill prophecy and complete God’s plans) and life of Jesus Christ… the Messiah of Israel and all humanity. Know the difference between what God offers you is a choice, one He allows you to make on your own (not coerced/threatened but made willingly) or it comes not from God. God will always honor your choice, no matter if it is for love or not- and he will make sure the choice you make will bring long lasting effects… forever! Will you choose love or hate? It is my prayer you choose love, you will won’t you?

 

 

Just how much time we have left to make this choice is not ours to know!

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If we can tell Monet from Picasso… then God to man is possible! Part 2

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There are a couple things, being quite relevant to topic, that need to be addressed before proceeding. One of those issues is the secular view of the Bible being a: myth, fairytale or just legend. Let’s proceed to this and think it through to fruition, shall we? Which of the two statements (sentences) below are true?

 

There is much man assumes about God… but to think it is not us that will have to answer for our actions is the greatest error we could possibly make!

 

[Both of the abstracts below come from this,”The Ethics of Elfland.”]

I have never been able to understand where people got the idea that democracy was in some way opposed to tradition. It is obvious that tradition is only democracy extended through time.

Nay, the ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations. He has so often seen birds fly and lay eggs that he feels as if there must be some dreamy, tender connection between the two ideas, whereas there is none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In reality, both of the statements are true, although most people (I’d assume) would loudly proclaim the former and not the latter to be true. Click on the link above to read the full article and then made a determination again… as this is (correctly) a challenge to stretch the horizons of what one might call perception! Once the question to how we might see things is cleared up we can proceed to ‘what’ we are looking at and ‘why’ it matters.

The other issue comes to what is considered science, or scientific in nature,… as it is the next challenge to how we might perceive something to be, either for or against, and it is found evaluating evidence. There are some very high profile scientists that are agnostic/atheists and have attempted to share their opinions (as fact… and unscientific) to support and sway others. Case in point, Bill Nye is but one such individual… where (today) scientific stoicism collides with new information. Bill would argue against creation citing the age of rocks, geology, as but one basis to draw a conclusion from. Let’s see what has come to light in this field and why a potential change is relevant!

We decide age of anything (for most scientific purposes) from radioisotope dating or through a mass spectrometer. One article challenges the secular view of accuracy claimed, using radioisotope dating, and wait… there are also other claims to bring questions more than answers. There is also Professor Timothy H. Heaton that challenges the method and means of measurement to radioisotope dating found here.

There is also the Law of Entropy, which goes against an expanding (stretching) universe in reality. From a book by John Sanford, entitled,”Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome,” is found by abstract this statement…

 

Sanford also explains that DNA is deteriorating so rapidly that it would have been flawless just a few thousand years ago.  So Darwin’s idea that life forms become more complicated over time is exactly the opposite of what modern science observes.  Dr Vern Bissell of Portland State U says that if the RATE findings (see below) are a nail in the coffin of evolution, Stanford’s book is a railroad spike.

 

and if Darwin could be wrong, something evolutionists rely on, then to question what we have been told and taught turns it on its very axis away from scientific results- being left unproven or an unprovable theory! There is then, as they might say in a court of law, questionable doubt.

 

I look at it this way… we don’t just find a Ferrari in the driveway, it had to be designed and created by someone, right?

 

As heard on Dr. James Dobson’s family talk, January 9th, 2018, download your copy to listen to here. You will not have to actively search the dates and times to ensure you get the right one… and it will be worth it!

 

[Bill Nye and his reasons for disbelief… for being an agnostic.]

 

Isaiah 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

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If we can tell Monet from Picasso… then God to man is possible! Part 1

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There exists one disturbing difference (among many) between Islam and Christian thought. The difference on whether or not God can be known, personally, and perceived (recognized, identified, detected… even to be regarded) to allow ‘a grasp’ of the scope God grants us by living.

 

 

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

 

[The video below comes from the Genesis Science Network here.]

 

 

As heard on Dr. James Dobson’s family talk, January 8th, 2018, download your copy to listen to here. You will not have to actively search the dates and times to ensure you get the right one… and it will be worth it!

 

This begs the question,”Are Allah and Yahweh the same?” One such answer is provided from Columbia International University, see the link here.

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Surety of salvation comes by deliverance!

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[This is dedicated to Phyllis Ames-Bey– one I proudly call Sister in the body of Christ.]

 

Is there nothing more to faith than to believing what is in the Bible? Of course there is and what we seek out (or should seek out) is of God (to know the mind of God), and how He would have us to understand what He has told us. Now that Christmas Day is past and a new year has rushed in (2018)… a good time to think about what we say we know or believe and contrast it with what God says. If you find God’s standard is perfection… knowing we can never meet that standard is to realize what is implied by being ransomed from our failings. Since all of us have failed (born into sin itself) and we are to believe in redemption, by the substitution of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for us-individually and personally. This is where acceptance of Jesus, understanding the actions He took (on our behalf), and being shown, by resurrection from the dead, what real hope is and why. This is, for all intensive purposes, how God abrogated His own legal requirements of man, for man to obtain salvation, and sought the fulfillment of this requirement (met our need) found in Jesus. The why is answered in finding out there is more to life than (just) this one… but people choose to deny this as possible or probable. Even with eye witness accounts: the disciples (the Gospels), a Roman Jew named Josephus (a historian), or a Centurion named Gaianus (the person in charge of the Sixth Legion Ferrata, Roman special forces).

 

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

[This below is from here and on 1 Thessalonians 5:9]

We need the spiritual armour, or the three Christian graces, faith, love, and hope. Faith; if we believe that the eye of God is always upon us, that there is another world to prepare for, we shall see reason to watch and be sober. True and fervent love to God, and the things of God, will keep us watchful and sober. If we have hope of salvation, let us take heed of any thing that would shake our trust in the Lord. We have ground on which to build unshaken hope, when we consider, that salvation is by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, to atone for our sins and to ransom our souls. We should join in prayer and praise one with another. We should set a good example one before another, and this is the best means to answer the end of society. Thus we shall learn how to live to Him, with whom we hope to live for ever.

 

The armor of God will protect you- trust God… as God is true!

 

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

 

[Below in abstract from here and on Romans 5:9]

Christ died to save us, not in our sins, but from our sins; and we were yet sinners when he died for us. But God designed to deliver from sin, and to work a great change. While the sinful state continues, God loathes the sinner, and the sinner loathes God (Zechariah 11:8). And that for such as these Christ should die, is a mystery; no other such an instance of love is known, so that it may well be the employment of eternity to adore and wonder at it. The living Lord of all, will complete the purpose of his dying love, by saving all true believers to the uttermost. The evil, from which the deliverance could be effected only in this astonishing manner, must be more dreadful than natural death. Having such a pledge of salvation in the love of God through Christ, the apostle declared that believers not only rejoiced in the hope of heaven, and even in their tribulations for Christ’s sake, but they gloried in God also, as their unchangeable Friend and all-sufficient Portion, through Christ only.

 

Do you need a different way of looking at this, six blind men each had a differing perception of what an elephant was like, then take from the articles listed and glean them of their contents, for the goal is to strive for spiritual growth in the body of Christ. The word(s) of God are flawless and without blemish.

 

https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/open-your-eyes-to-see/

https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/the-day-hope-came-to-live-with-us/

https://wordsthathavemeaning.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/linger-not-on-conjecture/

 

Lest there be any doubt to science proving more about creation… see what has been said of creation in nature and doubt no longer!

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Muslims have claimed, in Iran, Christianity will collapse!

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[A claim made 5 years ago resurfaces… and it is nothing short of a false claim that was updated about 2 1/2 years ago, June 25th, 2015.]

“The discovery of the original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority and will revolutionize the religion in the world,” the Basij report says.

 

Does it prove itself to be true (if different)… or to be nothing more than ‘an old fake’?

 

I find this hard to believe (one… coming from Iran) where there is found a theocracy seeking to be the dominant one (two… supposedly superior) in the modern world, and as wrong of an interpretation of what is contained in the numerous other Books of Barnabas that exist. If this is a book which says something different than what is found in any other version of it it simply means two things: it is (possibly) historic in the material found but not to imply it is accurate (or an obvious fake) even though there might be some historic value.

 

Barnabas 14:3-4 tells us there is a great difference of views… of beliefs… in a time to come, and I believe this time is sooner upon us than not. Let’s look!

[Below is found here and is the interpretation of the Book of Barnabas– from and through Gutenberg.org… a free download, if you’d so choose to, can be found here.]

 

3 Let us now go on to the other
kind of knowledge and doctrine.
There are two ways of doctrine
and power; the one of light, the
other of darkness.

4 But there is a great deal of
difference between these two ways
for over one are appointed the
angels of God, the leaders of
the way of light; over the other,
the angels of Satan. And the one
is the Lord from everlasting to
everlasting; the other is the
prince of the time of
unrighteousness.

 

Can there be any stronger comparison… without dissimulation between the Isaiah scroll and the writing found in the Book of Barnabas, mentioning the profoundness of those at war being either of light or darkness itself? Stirring!

 

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against* flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

If this claim, coming from Iran, understands the line (below and as an example… the first line) to justify their claim,”Jesus was just a prophet,” then they have read to much into it. To find such a manner of dishonesty by claim is clearly indicative of the time we are now in- nearer and nearer to the end of days. In the Book of Barnabas, Barnabas 5:2…

 

2 And again adds the prophet,
He is put for a stone of
stumbling. Behold I lay in Zion
for a foundation, a precious
stone a choice corner-stone;
an honourable stone. And what
follows? And he that hopeth
in him shall live for ever.

 

When throughout the Book of Barnabas, as read in the multitude of references, to Jesus being the Lord… the Christ/Messiah… our Savior, and to His death on the cross as: an actual event, a Messianic prophecy and promise fulfilled by God as God.

 

Barnabas 5:6
Forasmuch then as our Saviour
was to appear in the flesh and
suffer, his passion was hereby
foretold.

 

From this site is listed: what Muslims believe, what Jesus is called (by them) and a denial of the cross… what it stood for and what is imputed by it- the purpose of Jesus coming to earth was to redeem/deliver/save humanity from the bondage of sin.

 

This takes us to yesterday, Dec 27, 2017, and the ‘golden girl to the Dems’ against POTUS Trump, Linda Sarsour, but they would claim (as if it were fact) to know God approves of abortion. The Democratic push to support ‘Planned Parenthood’ was enormous in its totality, although not according to DFLA [Democrats For Life of America] but I fail to see where conception (that which would be conceived under loving conditions) is not of God Himself. The viewpoint taken in support of Hezbollah, by proxy, also comes through Iran. This is where we see an alignment with Iran and Russia (against Israel) coming together.

 

If in deed and action those mentioned above do not fit into one of two categories,”Sons of Light or the Sons of Darkness,” and all humanity surely fits- the distinction being for Jesus Christ as God and Savior or those found to be against Him. There is no room for middle ground on this and you will be found to be one or the other!

 

[Below is from Barnabas 14:11]

 

11 Thou shalt not destroy thy
conceptions, before they are
brought forth; nor kill them
after they are born.

 

Into the hands of what… where no value is given to human life at all. Herein is found the difference between a globalist or a capitalist… but God places whom He will in power- and can guide anyone to where He wants them.

 

 

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What is Christmas but a (true) love story!

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Let this not be a Christmas full of goodies (pathetic) but a Christmas of deliverance!

 

Be not confused by cultural discernment over spiritual truth!

Being part Jewish doesn’t make me any better than you but scripture tells me it doesn’t make me any less than you either. If we are one in Christ, what are we without Him?

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

[Below is an abstract from here, one that gives as good a definition on grace as you’ll ever find.]

No wonder Christians are confused. Christian churches mirror the world; Christian leaders follow the culture; and Christian theologians provide their stamp of approval. The situation is nothing short of deplorable.

 

Grace is not merely unmerited favor; it is favor bestowed on sinners who deserve wrath. Showing kindness to a stranger is “unmerited favor”; doing good to one’s enemies is more the spirit of grace (Luke 6:27-36).

 

As to Jerusalem itself… the City that held the Temple of God (in the land God gave to the Jews/Hebrews/Israelites), and this is where the law was taught without understanding the love behind it or the goal love would meet once we were instructed.

 

 

[Below is found in abstraction from here, lawful and unlawful uses of the law.]

These “law-teachers” do not understand that the goal of the law, which is love, is pursued not by “works of law” but by inner spiritual transformation which the law itself cannot bring about. They don’t get it.

 

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

 

If arrogance and ignorance are two sides to a coin called pride, then to miss the mark of the teaching above would be plausible… when thinking one is better than the rest. Vanity has a differing opinion of itself, a certain degree of presumptuousness, when there might not be any room left at the Inn but love comes to us if we see it in the manger of Salvation– a place where humility of spirit can save us to be an example fit for others or to save us (even) from ourselves.

If it was not God’s doing, by divine providence, nothing would get done, not even true atonement for the lives He might save.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Below, in abstracts, comes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary for Exodus 13]

In remembrance of the destruction of the first-born of Egypt, both of man and of beast, and the deliverance of the Israelites out of bondage, the first-born males of the Israelites were set apart to the Lord. By this was set before them, that their lives were preserved through the ransom of the atonement, which in due time was to be made for sin. That which is, by special mercy, spared to us, should be applied to God’s honour; at least, some grateful acknowledgment, in works of piety and charity, should be made. The day of Christ’s resurrection is to be remembered, for in it we were raised up with Christ out of death’s house of bondage. And those who have God’s law in their heart should have it in their mouth, and often speak of it, to affect themselves, and to teach others.

Our souls are forfeited to God’s justice, and unless ransomed by the sacrifice of Christ, will certainly perish. These institutions would continually remind them of their duty, to love and serve the Lord. Those who make the glory of God their end, and the word of God their rule, the Spirit of God the guide of their affections, and the providence of God the guide of their affairs, may be sure that the Lord goes before them, though they cannot see it with their eyes: we must now live by faith.

The Bible is a light to our feet, a lantern to our paths, with which the Saviour’s love has provided us. It testifies of Christ. It is to us like the pillar to the Israelites. Listen to that voice which cries, I am the Light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life, ( John 8:12 ). Jesus Christ alone, as shown in the Bible, and as the Holy Spirit, in answer to prayer, recommends him to the soul, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, ( John 14:6 ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we are to know love then we should show love or it shows love was never known at all. Is it not true we should be humble in spirit but bold to speak of the love God has personally allowed us to know?

 

God’s primary nature is to love as shown by His rescue plan for us through His Son Jesus Christ. The cross of Jesus is the greatest demonstration of God’s love for us.

 

This is love, to know He did this for YOU and I both.

 

Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

[Below is in abstract, from here, and speaks of lovingkindness]

Being such an essential and distinctive quality of God, the prophets taught that it should also characterize His people. It is part of the Divine requirement in Micah 6:8, “to love kindness” (compare Zechariah 7:9, “Show kindness and compassion every man to his brother”). The want of it in the nation was a cause of Yahweh’s controversy with them, e.g. Hosea 4:1, “There is no truth, nor goodness (checedh) (the King James Version and the English Revised Version “mercy”), nor knowledge of God in the land”; Hosea 12:6, “Therefore turn thou to thy God:

The word “lovingkindness” does not occur in the New Testament, but as its equivalents we have such terms as “mercy” “goodness,” “kindness,” “brotherly love”.

 

The bondage of the law is broken by the blood of the Lamb of God.

 

Can we tell the greatest gift when we see it… this is love itself. Emmanuel! Tell us what becomes of the faithful… and what is in store. The deepest measure for what Christmas is all about, God’s love for those that accept Jesus as the Messiah, the Savior of all mankind, and will repent of their ways!

1 Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

A very Merry Christmas to all of you and your families as well, 2017!
Russ Holder/inkedvocabulary

 

Pray for our country, Israel and God’s mercy and grace this Christmas, won’t you?

Sure help for Veterans in the Columbus, Georgia, greater area!

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[Please email them to find the closest location to YOU if you also need more info. This should be offered (soon) nationwide.]

 

I can say I have gained exposure to a man… a Community Pastor, strong in the Lord and he is in Columbus, Georgia. His name is Tom Broadbent… the message below has come from him. As a Veteran myself, one not subjected to combat (US Navy, 75-79), but still able to care for those that have… share this with as many Vets as you can and offer hope this season so precious and holy! A very Merry Christmas to all of you… if you served or not!

 

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What treasurest thou?

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Love your enemies… and this is one of the hardest lessons Christianity teaches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What have you found to treasure…
to measure the fulness of heart?
Seek the things that endure and
last past this life, a place to start!
Has mankind a will to enable sure
thought, able to be such an upstart…
God saves those that treasure Him!

 

There are some who dislike God…
thought clued by a jealous nature,
then turn to be jealous themselves…
the shelves now a personal couture,
be it God desires our love for Him,
before Him none so holy in stature…
God saves those that treasure Him!

 

Though many would try to be equal
to vigil, efforts sooner seen or heard,
there is but one God to become as us…
born to pay our dues of sin as Shepherd,
to seek out the one YOU became, lost,
the cost- His blood, God’s living Word…
God saves those that treasure Him!

 

What call you being successful in life? Is it possessions and wealth… the things left to those unappreciative of the efforts taken to gain them? Is it fame and notoriety… something the next generation fails to be inspired by or willing to acknowledge? I’m sure of but one thing in this life… it is a stepping stone, and what the future holds for us can impact where we will be- either in splendor or found without for eternity. If we strive to gain everything we can here… here then is the extent of our own little paradise- a temporary heaven we have self created and as good as it will get. One must come to a deeper thought… a deeper reality which lays before us and it has been provided for already. We must simply believe it is as true as it was stated by God, Jesus Christ, when He said, in Mark 10: 23- 27, what is found below.

 

Mark 10:23-27 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

 

[Found here… in abstract below, the true purpose for the birth of Jesus.]

 

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many

As “the Word in the beginning with God,” He was ministered unto; and as the risen Redeemer in our nature He now is ministered unto, “angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him” ( 1 Peter 3:22 ); but not for this came He hither. The Served of all came to be the Servant of all; and His last act was the grandest Service ever beheld by the universe of God–“HE GAVE HIS LIFE A RANSOM FOR MANY!”, & “Many” is here to be taken, not in contrast with few or with all, but in opposition to one–the one Son of man for the many sinners.

 

To be found ‘with God’ is then the preferred state of man, all mankind, to be in, and we are to understand His love could not be given to us (as our sacrifice for our sins) unless God came to us… to Earth for this specific purpose. This is why Christians celebrate… why we celebrate the birth of Jesus: the Son of man, the Son of David, the Messiah and this time to be known as Christmas. Even this time, the birth of Jesus, was heralded by angels.

 

John 14:29 KJV
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 

[Found here… in some abstracts below.]

 

Christ comforts his disciples. (1-11) He further comforts his disciples. (12-17) He still further comforts his disciples. (18-31)

 

Be not cast down and disquieted. Let your heart be kept with full trust in God. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so. Christ’s disciples, more than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind, “Believe.” By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God and man, we gain comfort.

 

Christ is the sinner’s Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which, sinners come by him the Way. He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Nor can any man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened by Him as the Life, and taught by Him as the Truth, to come by Him as the Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to rest, the good old Way. He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw Christ by faith, saw the Father in Him. In the light of Christ’s doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ’s miracles, they saw God as the God of power. The holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ’s life. We are to believe the revelation of God to man in Christ; for the works of the Redeemer show forth his own glory, and God in him.

 

It is my prayer YOU might seek God and find Him… found in the love of Jesus for the sons and daughters of men- all men… YOU must simply believe it is true! This is what the ‘Christmas story’ is all about, the love of God for His own, and what do YOU believe? Repent of your sins and follow the living God, Jesus Christ, this Christmas, 2017, YOU will… won’t YOU? (D.V.)

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Jerusalem is the Jewish Capital… declared so by God!

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When will the world wake up to the truth,”Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel,” like it or not. I remember when it was one of the biggest controversies during the Olympic Games in Great Britain (2012), see this here. This goes back to haunt an ally in the war(?) against Saddam in Iraq, and in 2012 during the Olympics was this. Before Rio came this… another to chew on and mull over.

 

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

 

The foreign policy of the United States is grounded in principled realism, which begins with an honest acknowledgment of plain facts.  With respect to the State of Israel, that requires officially recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem as soon as practicable.

 

The Congress, since the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the “Act”), has urged the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to relocate our Embassy to Israel to that city.  The United States Senate reaffirmed the Act in a unanimous vote on June 5, 2017.

 

Now, 22 years after the Act’s passage, I have determined that it is time for the United States to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  This long overdue recognition of reality is in the best interests of both the United States and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

 

Seventy years ago, the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.  Since then, the State of Israel has made its capital in Jerusalem — the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.  Today, Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government — the home of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset; its Supreme Court; the residences of its Prime Minister and President; and the headquarters of many of its government ministries.  Jerusalem is where officials of the United States, including the President, meet their Israeli counterparts.  It is therefore appropriate for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

 

I have also determined that the United States will relocate our Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  This action is consistent with the will of the Congress, as expressed in the Act.

Today’s actions — recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcing the relocation of our embassy — do not reflect a departure from the strong commitment of the United States to facilitating a lasting peace agreement.  The United States continues to take no position on any final status issues.  The specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.  The United States is not taking a position on boundaries or borders.

 

Above all, our greatest hope is for peace, including through a two-state solution, if agreed to by both sides.  Peace is never beyond the grasp of those who are willing to reach for it.  In the meantime, the United States continues to support the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including at the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al Sharif.  Jerusalem is today — and must remain — a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the Stations of the Cross, and where Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

 

With today’s decision, my Administration reaffirms its longstanding commitment to building a future of peace and security in the Middle East.  It is time for all civilized nations and people to respond to disagreement with reasoned debate — not senseless violence –- and for young and moderate voices across the Middle East to claim for themselves a bright and beautiful future.  Today, let us rededicate ourselves to a path of mutual understanding and respect, rethinking old assumptions and opening our hearts and minds to new possibilities.  I ask the leaders of the Middle East — political and religious; Israeli and Palestinian; and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim — to join us in this noble quest for lasting peace.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and that the United States Embassy to Israel will be relocated to Jerusalem as soon as practicable.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP

 

Response to and of Israel over Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as it’s Capital comes in from: Tel Aviv, Haaretz, The Irish Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Bismarck Tribune. I would say the God of Israel has appointed Jerusalem as His Capital City for the nation of His people… we should take notice of this as our first priority- concerning Jerusalem. God will not save us, individually, due to who or what we are… but He will save us due to who He is. Do you know God (personally)… for this is His desire for all of us: Jew, gentile, Muslim, old or young… it matters not who we are if we will claim Jesus as our own true God- this is when Emmanuel comes to dwell within us today?

 

Ezra 7:15 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,

 

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

 

Psalm 147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

 

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

 

[An abstract from Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete)… on Isaiah 8, seen below.]

That if they kept up the fear of God, and kept down the fear of man, they should find God their refuge (v. 11-14), and while others stumbled, and fell into despair, they should be enabled to wait on God, and should see themselves reserved for better times (v. 15-18). Lastly, He gives a necessary caution to all, at their peril, not to consult with familiar spirits, for they would thereby throw themselves into despair, but to keep close to the word of God (v. 19-22). And these counsels and these comforts will still be of use to us in time of trouble.

 

Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

 

Genesis 12:1-20 . CALL TO ABRAM.

 

[What is read below comes from the link above.]

God was dealing with Abram not in his private and personal capacity merely, but with a view to high and important interests in future ages. That land his posterity was for centuries to inhabit as a peculiar people; the seeds of divine knowledge were to be sown there for the benefit of all mankind; and considered in its geographical situation, it was chosen in divine wisdom as the fittest of all lands to serve as the cradle of a divine revelation designed for the whole world.

 

Often still does God rebuke His people and remind them through enemies that this world is not their rest.

 

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

Joel 3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

 

Micah 4:8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

 

[An abstract from here… on millennial support for Palestine, see below.]

 

But many younger Evangelicals expressed concern with the way Israel treats Palestinians, with two-thirds of millennial respondents saying that Christians should do more to care for Palestinians.

[Note to millennials,”Would you not still love your own even if they did wrong- would you turn your back on them entirely? Ever hear… forgive them for they know not what they do?]

 

Zachariah 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

 

Is there still found substantiated denial of God’s existence?

‘Nothing sweeter’

Can there be nothing sweeter
than to herald the coming of Christ?
The Christos, the Messiah and
not have the meaning be diced…
watered down, thinned out, rendered
without the power to call Him Lord,
God bless again the USA to say
Merry Christmas, truth’s fine sword.

We are once more saying Christmas…
It is the reason for the sacred season,
for with the angelic hosts to Shepherds
did appear to show man God’s lesson,
love to be shared by one and all of man…
there will be no one left to be denied,
so let a Merry Christmas be heard once
more… may God and man be reunited.

Can there be nothing sweeter
than to herald the coming of Christ?
The Christos, the Messiah and
not have the meaning be diced…
watered down, thinned out, rendered
without the power to call Him Lord,
God bless again the USA to say
Merry Christmas, truth’s fine sword.