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Warring against God

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The people involved are not just at war with Israel, they are at war with God. They are called God’s enemies Do not keep silent, O God!Do not hold Your peace,And do not be still, O God!2 For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;And those who hate You have lifted up their head.3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.4 They have...

Jerusalem and the End Times

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The status of Jerusalem in the last days, as stated in Zechariah Chapter 12, is said to be a burdensome stone burdening all nations. It’s going to be the source of the final conflict. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a...

Is there a Way to face the Great Tribulation?

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With so much that we agree on, Christians who hold different views on this subject should avoid breaking fellowship and denouncing each other. Personally I accept view one (pre-tribulation rapture) although I note that some of the arguments for a post tribulation rapture do make sense.  A few points I made in my previous talk on this subject.  If the rapture comes first, we should: Be ready at...

Signs of the Times – November 2023

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The Eve of Destruction Back in the 1960s there was a famous protest song ‘Eve of Destruction’, sung by Barry Maguire.  Its chorus said: You tell meOver and over and over again, my friendHow you don’t believeWe’re on the eve of destruction.song That was nearly 60 years and we have managed to survive (just about) until now.  But now it seems we really could be on the eve of...

Is there Hope in the coming Tribulation?

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Be prepared There exist some objections, including the accusation that the pre-tribulation view is not preparing people for time of trouble that is coming. These critics say that those who believe the pre-trib sequence of events will find themselves in the time of trouble instead of being raptured away to paradise. As a result, they will lose their faith, deny the Lord, and even take the Mark of...

Israel Desk – November 2023

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Blessing and Curse On September 22nd, Israeli PM Netanyahu spoke at the UN about the prospect of peace in the Middle East. This followed an announcement made by world leaders at the G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 9th, which aimed at creating an agreement to normalise relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel and a peace treaty bringing a corridor connecting India, the Middle East and...

What does God say?

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15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. 17 And there is hope in thine...

Jerusalem at the centre of our world – Zechariah 12

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I’m just going to read one more scripture, and we’ll skip over Jeremiah 30 and go to Zechariah 12, if you can. Zechariah 12 says, The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I will make...

I have set My face like a flint

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The next thing Jesus says is, ‘I’ve set my face like a flint and I know that I will not be ashamed.‘ So, what’s the flint? The flint is a very hard stone which is, in this case, directing in one way. This means that, at this point, Jesus has committed Himself to go to the cross. Nothing is going to divert Him from that purpose. Jesus said He set His face like a flint to go...

Geopolitics of the Middle East

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Another interesting factor relates to China which is a dominant power. China is moving into all parts of the world including the Middle East, and they have made this deal with Iran and Saudi Arabia; a very big deal. Saudi and Iran have been at loggerheads: Saudi the leading Sunni power and Iran, the leading Shiite power, are hostile to each other. Iran has hit Saudi with missiles and there is a...