Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Jesus said, "Watch out for doomsday deceivers. When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don't panic. This is routine history; this is no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Famines and earthquakes will occur in various places. This is nothing compared to what is coming. "Staying with it-that's what God requires. Stay with it to the end. You won't be sorry, and you'll be saved. All during this time, the good news-the Message of the kingdom-will be preached all over the world, a witness staked out in every country. And then the end will come. "But be ready to run for it when you see the monster of desecration set up in the Temple sanctuary. The prophet Daniel described this. If you've read Daniel, you'll know what I'm talking about. "This is going to be trouble on a scale beyond what the world has ever seen, or will see again. If these days of trouble were left to run their course, nobody would make it. But on account of God's chosen people, the trouble will be cut short. "If anyone tries to flag you down, calling out, 'Here's the Messiah!' or points, 'There he is!' don't fall for it. Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. Their impressive credentials and dazzling performances will pull the wool over the eyes of even those who ought to know better. But I've given you fair warning. "So if they say, 'Run to the country and see him arrive!' or, 'Quick, get downtown, see him come!' don't give them the time of day. The Arrival of the Son of Man isn't something you go to see. He comes like swift lightning to you! Whenever you see crowds gathering, think of carrion vultures circling, moving in, hovering over a rotting carcass. You can be quite sure that it's not the living Son of Man pulling in those crowds. "Following those hard times, Sun will fade out, moon cloud over, Stars fall out of the sky, cosmic powers tremble. "Then, the Arrival of the Son of Man! It will fill the skies-no one will miss it. Unready people all over the world, outsiders to the splendor and power, will raise a huge lament as they watch the Son of Man blazing out of heaven. At that same moment, he'll dispatch his angels with a trumpet-blast summons, pulling in God's chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole. "Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer's just around the corner. So it is with you: When you see all these things, you'll know he's at the door. Don't take this lightly. I'm not just saying this for some future generation, but for all of you. This age continues until all these things take place. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won't wear out. "But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven's angels, not even the Son. Only the Father knows. "The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in times like Noah's. Before the great flood everyone was carrying on as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah boarded the ark. They knew nothing-until the flood hit and swept everything away. http://bible.us/Matt24.4.MSG
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Interesting points, but there are still many things wrong with this THEORY- namely that a series of random accidents has produced mankind& the creation around him.
Jonathan Dudley: Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution
Friday, June 17, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
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Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:14 am
Subject: [Slice 2477] Christ and Bodies (June 6, 2011)
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Christ and Bodies
The question at the time caught me a bit off guard. I was used to being asked to defend and explain my theology, but this was something different. I had been talking to someone about some old fears, explaining that what had helped me to move past them was largely due to faith that gave me hope in a world beyond them. His response pulled me down from my seemingly ascended place. "What is your theology of the body?" he asked. "How does God speak to your physical existence right now?" I didn't know how to respond.
The physical isn't a matter the spiritual often consider. What does it mean that Christ came in the flesh, with sinew and marrow? What does it mean that he lived and breathed, died, and was raised as a body? Perhaps more importantly, what does it mean that the risen Christ today, as a corporal being, is ascended and sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven? What does Christ's wounded body have to do with our own? What of his ascended body?
The modern divorce of the spiritual and the physical, heaven and earth, what is now and what will be, has made these difficult questions to consider. But the promise of the Christian is union with none other than Christ himself. In faith and by the Spirit, we are united to the same body that was on the cross and was in the tomb, which is now also in heaven. We are united with a body who is very much a living, immense, and physical promise. "Since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ" (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
The biblical depiction of salvation and sanctification is far more "earthy" than some of us entertain, whether its critics or lauders. No matter how privatized, removed, irrelevant, or other-worldly we might describe Christianity, it is unavoidably a faith that intends us to encounter and experience both King and kingdom in the here-and-now, everyday, hand-dirtying occurrences of life.
In an unapologetically corporeal account, the book of Acts describes the risen Christ among his disciples: "After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While eating with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father... And when he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight" (Acts 1:3-4). When the two men in white robes appeared and interrupted the disciples' stupor, their question was as pointed as the one that stumped me: "Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you, will return in the same way as you saw him go forth" (Acts 1:11, emphasis mine).
It is no small promise that Christ came as a body, was wounded as a body, and now sits as a real and living body in heaven until the day he will return and wipe every tear from our eyes. The ascended body of Christ represents something more fully human, more real than ourselves, and it is this reality that he lifts us toward, transforms us into, and advocates on our behalf. Our union with Christ and communion with the Trinity add a certain and heavenly dimension to our lives, and it is indeed one that correctly and profoundly orients us here and now, in real bodies, to the world around us.
Beyond a subject for another time or place, how might God speak to your physical existence now? In these weeks from the physical shock of Easter to the corporal gift of the Spirit at Pentecost, consider in your answer the Christ who walked among the world as a risen body, who invited Thomas to physically put his hands in scars that still mark pain, who ascended as one fully human after sharing a meal with those he loved, and who sent the Holy Spirit to live powerfully among us. Consider the body of Christ, who now sits at the right hand of the Father as advocate, offering his body for the sake of yours, calling you to physically come further into the kingdom now.
Jill Carattini is managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
Post : June 7 Protests
URL : http://elishavision.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/june-7-protests/
Posted : June 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Author : elishasees
Tags : Attack, Israel Rain, Jerusalem, Middle East, Palestinian Flag, Psalm 83 War
Categories : Israel Commentary
Israel E-Card Volume 5 Issue 11
Topic #1 UN STATEHOOD FOR PA IS LIKE DECLARING THE WORLD IS FLAT
"If the UN in September declares the Palestinian Authority to be a state, it might as well decide the world is flat," PM Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee Monday. He said Israel cannot stop the resolution from going forward and has few friends in the international body, but a veto from any member of the UN Security Council would block the proposal from reaching the General Assembly, whose anti-Israel majority likely would approve it. (INN) (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/144606)
Naksa Day (http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=223239) , planned for June 7, to protest Israel's Six Day War victory in 1967. Thanks to Obama putting 1967 back on the table, Palestinians now plan to rush the borders in mass numbers again as they did on May 15. With days of rage, and now regular border clashes, you wonder when they ever work. All of this is leading up (http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=221558) to the big one in September when PA pushes for a unilateral declaration of statehood. Psalm 83 will burst into reality at some point.
Topic #2 Jerusalem Water Discovery http://elishavision.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/water-cave.jpg&h=171
"Israel's largest underground water source discovered near Jerusalem convention center. Excavation work by Israel Railways while working on high speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line reveals cave with largest underground water sources ever discovered in Israel. A small canyon at the end of the segment that has so far been checked plunges through cracks down into a series of waterfalls." (Haaretz) (http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-s-largest-underground-water-source-discovered-near-jerusalem-convention-center-1.365216)
For years now I have prayed for rain according to Zechariah 10:1, Ask Yehovah for rain In the time of latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone. We must keep praying that He will do it with rain from above and streams from below. Thank you Jesus!
They rely on empty debates and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil. Isaiah 59:4 (http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Isa&c=59&v=1&t=NKJV#top)
Ask Yehovah for rain In the time of latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone. For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:1-2 (http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Zec&c=10&v=1&t=NKJV#top)
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE) (http://elishavision.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/arab-springwinter-war/)
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Subject: About Kosher Food: Happy Shavuot
What You Need To Know About Kosher Food
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Today is Jerusalem Day. After Obama's speech and Netanyahu's speeches, the celebration of Jerusalem Day seems especially pronounced this year in Israel. School children are wearing white shirts, radio stations are playing Jerusalem songs, television shows are focused on Jerusalem, and Israelis are planning Jerusalem visits. When it comes to kosher cooking, though, our focus needs to be on the upcoming Shavuot holiday. <br><br>Shavuot, which begins at sunset on Tuesday June 7, celebrates the harvest season in Israel and the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments. While Shavuot's traditional dairy menu is an exciting change from most Jewish holiday menus, it can be challenging to prepare a festive dairy meal that isn't laden with calories, carbs and fat. This newsletter contains lite, tasty recipes for Shavuot and for whenever you want to serve a healthy dairy meal. <br><br>P.S. Don't miss "Featured Articles" below for a homemade blintz recipe, easy blintz souffle recipe, Shavuot menu for busy cooks, and more.
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Jamie Geller, author of <a href="http://glclk.about.com/?zi=7/CmFc&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fkosherfood.about.com%2Fod%2Fkoshercookbooks%2Fgr%2Fbk_geller.htm%3Fnl%3D1">Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing</a>, contributed this recipe for Spinach Tidbits. They are so tasty that even kids will gobble them up. And you can prepare and then freeze these appetizers a week in advance of Shavuot to minimize pre-holiday cooking.
Roasted Pistachio-Crusted Salmon
In her <a href="http://glclk.about.com/?zi=7/CmFd&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fkosherfood.about.com%2Fod%2Fkoshercookbooks%2Fgr%2Fbk_fein.htm%3Fnl%3D1">Hip Kosher</a> cookbook, Ronnie Fein combines mustard and pistachios to bring out the best in salmon. "This recipe is so easy and the fish so flavorful that it's probably the one I make most often."
Pepper, Cheese and Sugared Pecan Salad
Sara Adar's Pepper, Cheese and Sugared Pecan Salad was chosen by Israel's Tnuva Dairy company for inclusion in their special Shavuot recipe magazine. This winning recipe has been translated from Hebrew and posted here so you can enjoy it too.
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Baked Cheese Cake - Low Carb, Low Fat
How to Make Blintzes
Easy Blintz Souffle