But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away into exile...to this day. "” 1 Chronicles 5:25"“26a (NASB)
"As I live," declares the LORD, "even though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull you off; and I will give you over into the hand of those who are seeking your life, yes, into the hand of those whom you dread, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of the Chaldeans. "” Jeremiah 22:24"“25 (NASB)
I have crossed some sort of emotional line recently. I don't know whether to weep and mourn or scream and kick. There is a group of self-described "watchmen" and/or "discernment" ministries which are just driving me to distraction not because what they are saying is crazy and nonsensical, but because their following is growing. Yes, I understand the occasional visit to the carnival freak show, but when the whole venue comes to be filled with nothing but frauds and hoaxes put on display? That is what we are getting with a group of individuals whose popularity is increasing who say that they are End Times watchmen sounding an alarm to the Church whose chief weapon of so-called insight is nothing more than conspiracy theories. Why is it that non-believers can so easily laugh and dismiss them and saved Christians cannot?
A new website called "Proclamation to Israel" has been launched to coordinate efforts to allow private citizens to directly express their personal support for Israel, something necessary due to the growing contrary views of our government. The site contains downloadableÃ‚Â documents which can be signed and sent directly to the Prime Minister of Israel.
This is a fantastic opportunity to open the door with your Jewish friends by printing out one of these proclamations with their name on it, or as has already been done, printing it with the name of your local synagogue's rabbi and presenting it to him for his congregation to also sign and send in. Expressing your love and support for Israel may provide the opportunity to share Yeshua.
The purpose of the proclamation as stated on the website is:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Knesset Members are under tremendous pressure from world powers to divide the Land of Israel that was given to them as an everlasting covenant by the Lord God of Israel. Not only are they surrounded by their enemies, but the European Union and the United Nations are coming strongly against Israel. Even the United States of America, under the current administration, is turning their back on Israel and joining the EU and UN to force Israel into a position that will bring their possible destruction.
We invite you to stand with us in showing our support to Israel. Our Lord said "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God". Below is a Proclamation to Israel showing our love and support for Israel. Please add the name of your church and pastor(s) to the bottom of the proclamation. Included is a signature sheet for your congregation.
We encourage you to make copies of these files and give them to other pastors and churches and groups who would like to express their love and support of Israel.
After the Proclamation is signed, the document can be mailed to Mr. Netanyahu at the following address:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
3 Kaplan Street
Hakirya, Jerusalem, Israel 91950
Please visit the website and encourage members of your local fellowship to participate.
A reader writes:
I am listening to JP right now and heard him say something that I have thought about for a REALLY long time. When Yeshua has the disciples in the upper room for Passover and says "do this in remembrance of Me..." we share the wine and the matza during the seder.....BUT in my church [edited] they have "communion" (isn't that a catholic word???) every month and say as Jesus said to do this as often as you gather and in remembrance of Me. What are they bringing to remembrance? The crucifixion? I want this clarified if possible. I am 99% leaning toward "doing this in remembrance of Me"....is every year when celebrating Passover to do this. Is this correct or what am I missing? Thank you so much for your help.
"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
"“ Daniel 12:4
"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
"“ Luke 18:8
For most people studying the book of Daniel, the emphasis would be on the visions, the miracles, and perhaps unraveling the various numbers provided which describe the timing of the unfolding of God's prophetic plan. In other words, the quest is often to determine the meaning of those things which, as of Daniel's time at least, were sealed up. But Jesus offers what at first blush is a contrast to the quest for knowledge in stating that the important character trait He will be looking for at His Second Coming is faith. (Lk. 18:8) I would offer that if we were to study the book of Daniel looking for what we as believers are to personally apply just like any other portion of Scripture, we will accomplish both goals simultaneously. In other words, the greater treasure provided in the book of Daniel is that biblical insight and understanding is promised not as a gift to a privileged few granted a superior intellect, but to anyone attaining to greater faithfulness by putting God's Word and ways into practice.
The Dilemma of Laodicea is now available through the Moriel online stores. For more detailed information, please visit our website dedicated to Jacob's latest contribution to the Body of Christ at TheSevenChurchesOfRevelation.com.
Moriel and Jacob Prasch request prayer for Matthew, son-in-law of Pastor Bill Randles who is deploying this morning for Afghanistan. Please pray for him and for Bill's daughter Anna and their three little babies Manassah, Gabriel and Lily. May the Lord protect Matthew and all of our troops withstanding the Satanic forces of radical Islam in our defesne and comfort Matt's family. Jacob performed the nuptial ceremony for Matthew and Anna.
Jacob, David Lister, and Moriel also request prayer for Sister BJ in California who is from the Jericho Ranch, an affiliated ministry of Moriel on the West Coast. BJ is undergoing surgery after a prolonged illness. Please pray the surgery resolves the problem with the Lord's help.
Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing." Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."
"” John 20:27"“29
I do not want to provide even the appearance of ungratefulness. It is truly difficult to express the personal comfort and sheer joy I feel when a professing Christian caught up in error is spiritually rescued and returns like the Prodigal Son to the Father. One such prominent brother was at one time involved with some of the most notorious false signs and wonders movements of recent history only to realize how ultimately unbiblical they were, came out, and is now a very effective and vocal critic of same. But while he presently seems to accurately and passionately debunk these activities, at the same time I have read statements from him which essentially say, "What the church needs is a real signs and wonders movement". Really? That is what we need? With all due respect, that is completely contrary to what Jesus taught in the midst of what was the most intense period of signs and wonders in the whole of human history.
by Jacob Prasch
That Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College of New Zealand) has departed from its scripturally Evangelical origins into spiritual and doctrinal bankruptcy is a view I find widely held by many Scripture-believing Kiwi Evangelicals. Indeed, with its present senior lecturer Philip Church, I cannot help but make the case that its perceived abandonment of its heritage into the abject realm of compromise with increasing liberal theological influence is now being followed by an academic and ethical devaluation into non-comprehensive exegesis and revisionism with regard to the anti-Israel position of Mr. Church in his factually and doctrinally erroneous Christ at The Checkpoint article.
John Partington's New Strategy To Rescue The Declining British Assemblies of God
A defective product line driving an enterprise towards bankruptcy must be redesigned and not put into a new box with new packaging. Merchandising the same old junk that caused the crisis to begin with by adopting a new marketing strategy or a new company re-organization or a new catalog or a new website will not solve anything. Indeed, it cannot. Every businessman, marketing consultant, and corporate executive knows this. Unfortunately modern Pentecostal theocrats do not.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
"” Philippians 1:9-11 (NASB)
These are the verses we selected at Walk with the Word as our theme. They are prominently displayed at the top of the home page of our website with the exact emphasis provided here. To us these verses are an important application of how the truth of God's Word needs to be incorporated into our life so that we can possess biblical love which knows how to reject the ways of the world in favor of God's. But there are many ministries whose websites quote these verses with the aim of promoting just one single word contained within: "discernment".