Friday, June 12, 2015

TWO ANCIENT HEBREW TEMPLES

TWO ANCIENT HEBREW TEMPLES



Although Jewish people believe another temple will be built in Jerusalem, they are not able to understand the new temple will not be a building made with stones, but a Spiritual ‘building’ made up of ‘spiritual stones’, the Messiah’s true followers. 
The Jewish people cannot comprehend this mystery because many do not accept Jesus as their Messiah. 
Most Messianic Jews do understand the new temple will be made up of the Messiah’s people. 
‘The Holy Spirit shows us, the way into the Holy Place was not revealed while the temple was still standing, which was a symbol of the present age (the age of grace ushered in by Jesus), where gifts and sacrifices were offered that were incapable of making the worshipper perfect … But Jesus having come as a High Priest in the age of grace, through the greater and more perfect Temple, not made with human hands, not of this creation, nor through the blood of animals, but through His own blood, entered in once for all mankind into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.


Friday, April 17, 2015

JUDAS ISCARIOT

JUDAS ISCARIOT



The first mention of Judas Iscariot makes it clear to all, he was a traitor. 
Judas and the other eleven apostles had more opportunity to accept Jesus and the salvation message than any other group on earth, at any time on earth. 
They learned a tremendous amount about the Messiah, what He came for, angels, the Kingdom of heaven, the evil side of the spirit world and our authority over them, and a host of other things but Judas never truly accepted Jesus or the salvation message. 
‘He was numbered with us (apostles) and received his portion in this ministry’ (Acts 1:17). Jesus is God and as God, He knew Judas was never going to accept Him, He knew Judas was going to betray Him and would be paid thirty pieces of silver for his trouble, and He knew that betrayal would lead to His arrest and death, but Jesus chose Judas as an apostle anyway. 
‘Jesus said, "Did I not choose you twelve and one of you is a devil?" 
He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for it was he who would betray Him and he was one of the twelve apostles’ (John 6:70 & 71).


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WHAT GOD THINKS OF FOOLISH PEOPLE

WHAT GOD THINKS OF FOOLISH PEOPLE



When sin entered the world, everything became distorted and corrupted then the Lord had to pull a spiritual veil over the eyes of mankind to block divine knowledge and wisdom. 
‘God will destroy … the covering that covers all peoples and the veil that is spread over all nations’ (Isaiah 25:7). 
The spiritual veil caused unbelieving people to become foolish and sometimes quite stupid and can only be removed if we give our lives to Jesus then the way we live our lives should be a mirrored reflection of God.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

OTHER DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM

OTHER DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM




Most of the Hebrew people who merged with Arabs and other tribes many centuries ago were evil, full of idolatry and lived by the sword. 
Like Ishmael, they were like wild donkeys – obstinate, aggressive and stubborn. 
Today, the descendants of those Hebrew/Arab people still live all over the Middle East and still live by the sword – and their guns, and are still like wild donkeys – obstinate, aggressive and stubborn. 
Like their ancestors, they are still wrathfully jealous of Isaac’s descendants, the children of Israel.


Friday, February 13, 2015

GOD CHOOSES AND ANOINTS PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT

GOD CHOOSES AND ANOINTS PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT



Many people are called to have a deep, holy relationship with God and there are millions who are close to the Lord, serve God and who live normal lives but only a few are chosen to be set aside for one special, specific purpose. 
They are genuine disciples who live their lives in the shadow of the Almighty. 
When the Lord chooses a special servant, the person He chooses is often considered a social outcast like Mary Magdalene. 
Chosen people have a special anointing and deep knowledge of God others do not have.