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Sept 5, 2014 Does the Bible mention the living dead(zombies)? Gary Stearman and Tom Horn discuss the theme

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This is a follow up post to the last one by these two people Gary Stearman and Tom Horn.

Are you readers looking at the movies, TV series, music videos and the world in general? Does it amaze you that these two Christians take their precious time to see and compare the world we live in with the Bible?

Are their Hypothesis far fetch and the subject of lunatics and weirdos that seek sensationalism to become popular rich and famous like many pastors do?

I do not think this is the case in point. Their message is one of a true Christian watchman who warns those within earshot of impending peril. They expose evil and the system that will engulf the earth in the near future and try to warn you of the closeness of the coming of Jesus Christ and of His enemy the Antichrist.

Unfortunately the great majority of the people of the world will not hear this warning and fall directly in the path of the run away locomotive that will trample the earth with an evil that is not imaginable by humans. You see, behind the reality we see is another spiritual reality that is hidden and that it is really evil, Satan and its demonic spirits.

Jesus Christ is the only true antidote for this coming evil.

Nando

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Sept 4, 2014 Christians persecuted and beheaded for their faith

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This article is to introduce the video following it. This very thought provoking article is about the true born again believers versus those who profess to be Christians but may not be. It also covers those outside Christianity that will find themselves entering into the period known as the Apocalypse and having to choose whether to accept Jesus or take the mark of the Beast.

http://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/13.htm

This is the most difficult choice to face by humans. If you take the mark (666) you will live but when you die you will enter into hell for all eternity. If you refuse you will be killed but your soul and spirit will go to heaven and at the end of the Apocalypse you will be resurrected to reign with Jesus on earth. Those who take the mark will be slain by Jesus at His Second coming and sent to hell.

http://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/14.htm

Nando

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Sept 4, 2014 Prophecy update by Pastor Faraq

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This week Pastor JD Farq covers the middle east and relates it to prophecy as he usually does.

Keep in mind that he is of Egyptian and Palestinian decent and knows the people in the area involved.

Nando

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Aug 30, 2014 Has the church suplanted Israel as God’s chosen?

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This post by Pastor Bob is an eye opener of details for me. In particular the number 77 for both the mention of Israel and the church in the New Testament. The Lord has placed a burning love in my heart for both. At the beginning of this blog(http://twelvebooks.wordpress.com/2008/06/ ) I posted several times concerning the # 77 and how the Lord has used it with me.

One of the important statements of the post is about the city of Jerusalem. This city will have the seat of the ruler of the Universe Jesus Christ in the millenium. For this reason Satan who seeks to place his throne in the same place to dethrone Jesus will place the whole world against the Jews. The Antichrist possessed by Satan will defile and sit in the throne for the second half of the Tribulation (3 1/2 years or 1,260 days). The false prophet which I believe will be the last Pope in the Catholic church and that it could be Pope Francis will play a very powerful role as detailed in Revelation 13.

My position on the biggest Christian church in the world, the catholic church is that Satan does not have full control of it or its members, the clergy or the Cardinals and Bishops. They will oppose the infiltration and complete control of Satan till the Rapture occurs. Two names that come to mind recently are John Paul I who was poisoned when he was to expose the cabal of Masonic Luciferian Cardinals at the Vatican. Another dearly admired by me is the ex Jesuit Malachi Martin who was also pushed down the stairs where he lived and killed.

All the Christian churches of the world and all the denominations have been infiltrated in one way or the other to some degree by Satan and his minions. Pastor Bob you have mentioned this fact before and I agree with that opinion.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/aug2014/pastorbob817-9.htm

Pastor Bob (17 Aug 2014)
“Compare and Contrast Israel and the Church”


All Doves:
 
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 10:32 offered an vital axiom that provides more than anecdotal evidence that there is a distinction drawn in the Bible on the behalf of the differences between Israel, the Gentiles, and the Church.  Biblically speaking, in God’s Master Plan of Redemption for the world, “Give none offence, neither to the Jew, or the the Gentile, nor to the Church of God.”  In stating this out of context, let me just add that the entire 10th chapter of 1st Corinthians buttresses this explicit distinction, that many prefer to choose to ignore in order to protect their anti-Semitic bias.
 

Israel and the Church are “two distinctively and different entities”, each with a different framework of reference, purposes, goals, promises, and blessings.  This will be seen in the long list below that compares and contrasts the entity of Israel and the entity of the Church.The facts are indisputable in this regards, Israel is mentioned 2,566 times in 2,294 verses of the Bible, in both the Old and New Testament.  In contrast, the Church is mentioned 77 times in 76 verses.  As noted in another post, the Church is not mentioned until Matthew 16:18.  The Gospel of Matthew only mentions the Church twice.

Consider where we find the 77 references to the Church in the New Testament:

Acts – 19X
Romans – 3X
1st Corinthians – 16X
2nd Corinthians – 1X
Galatians – 1X
Ephesians – 9X
Philippians – 2X
Colossians – 4X
1st Thessalonians – 5X
Philemon – 1X
Hebrews – 2X
James – 1X
1st Peter – 1X
3rd John – 3X
Revelation – 7X

Consider which New Testament books do not mention the Church and ponder why so?  I’ll let that task be your job to consider.

In another post I offered a “Compare and Contrast Between the Rapture and the Second Coming”.  This will be well worth the reader saving for reference.  It like the other post will prove important when you have to deal with explaining the difference between Israel and the Church, or the Rapture and the Second Coming.

Israel:                                                                                            Church:

1.  Entered by physical birth. (Genesis 17:6-8; Romans 9:3).        1.  Entered by spiritual birth. (1st Peter 1:23).

2.  Jesus is Israel’s Messiah. (John 1:41; 4:22-25).                        2.  Jesus is the Church’s Head. (Ephesians
1:20-23; 4:15; and 5:23).

3.  Under Law. (Exodus 20).                                                            3.  Under Grace.  (Romans 6:14).

4.  The Kingdom is to be set up.  (2nd Samuel 7:12-16).                4.  Church is to be built up.  (1st Corinthians
14:5,12,26; Ephesians 4:12,16).

5.  Citizenship on Earth.  (Matthew 6:10).                                       5.  Citizenship in Heaven.  (Philippians 3:20-21).

6.  Christ’s death a stumbling block.  (1st Corinthians 1:23;            6.  Christ’s death a foundation.  (1st Corinthians
Romans 9:30-33).                                                                            3:11; 1st Peter 2:5-8).

7.  In a Theocracy.  (1st Samuel 8:1-7; 9:12-17; 12:13).                 7.  In Christ.  ((Ephesians 1:6; Romans 16:7).

8.  Never spiritually baptized by the Holy Spirit (viewed as             8.  Al believers are spiritually baptized by the
future event in the Gospels).                                                            Holy Spirit.  (Acts 1:5; 2; 11:15-17; 1st
Corinthians 12:13).

9.  Holy Spirit would come and go selectively.  (1st Samuel            9.  Universal indwelling and sealing of the Holy
10:9-10; 16:13-14; Judges 14:6; 16:20; Psalms 51:11).                    Spirit.  (John 7:37-39; 14:16-17; Romans
8:9).

10. Not blessed with all spiritual blessings.  (Deuteronomy 28).     10.  Blessed with all spiritual blessings.
(Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:10;
2nd Peter 1:3-4).

11. Related to the Day of the Lord.  (Joel 2; Zephaniah 2;              11.  Related to the Day of Christ.  (1st Corin-
Zechariah 12-14).                                                                                thians 1:8; Philippians 1:6,10; 2:16).

12. Earthly Temple.  (2nd Samuel 7:13).                                         12.  Heavenly Temple.  (1st Corinthians 3:16).

13. The Temple is a building.  (1st Kings 5-8).                                 13.  The Temple is the believer’s body.
1st Corinthians 6:19-20).

14. Select priesthood.  (Leviticus 8).                                                14.  Universal priesthood.  (1st Peter 2:5;
Revelation 5:10).

15. Many animal sacrifices.  (Leviticus 1-7; Hebrews 10:11).          15.  One final sacrifice on the cross.
(Hebrews 10:10-14; 1st Peter 3:18).

16. Earthly promises.  (Matthew 5:3-9).                                            16.  Heavenly promises.  (John 14:1-3;
Philippians 3:20; Colossians 1:5;
1st Peter 1:4).

17. Old Testament revelation. (Genesis 12 and following).               17.  Old Testament mystery.  (Ephesians
3:1-12; 20-21; Colossians 1:24-29).

18. Jew-Gentile distinction.  (Matthew 10:5; Romans 15:8-9).          18.   No distinction.  (Galatians 3:28;
Ephesians 2:13-16).

19. Involved human circumcision.  (Genesis 17:9-17;                       19.  Involves circumcision without hands.
Romans 4:9-12; Ephesians 2:11-12).                                                    (Colossians 2:11).

20. Will experience the Tribulation.  (Matthew 24).                            20.  Will escape the Tribulation.  (1st
Thessalonians 5:1-11).

21. Looking for the revelation of Jesus Christ.  (Wailing wall)            21.  Looking for the Rapture of Jesus Christ.
(Joel 2; Zechariah 12-14).                                                                    (Titus 2:13; 1st Thessalonians 4:
13-18).

22. Started with Abraham.  (Genesis 12, 15, 17).                              22.  Started at Pentecost.  (Matthew 16:18;
Acts 2:47; 5:11; 8:1-3; Galatians 1:13).

23. Israel rejected Christ Jesus.  (John 1:11; 11:47-53;                     23.  The Church has received Christ Jesus.
Acts 2:22-36).                                                                                        Acts 2:41; 10:43-48; 16:30-33).

24. Involves one nation.  (Psalm 147:19-20).                                    24.  Involves many nations.  (Matthew
28:18-20; Acts 1:8).

25. Mixed people (believers and unbelievers.  (Romans 9:6).          25.  Only believers in the true Church.
1st Corinthians 1:2).

26. Out of favor with God. (70 AD).                                                   26.  Enjoying the blessings of God.
(Ephesians 1:1-3).

29. Promised a land.  (Genesis 15:18-21).                                        29.  Promised no land.  (1st Peter 2:9-11).

30. Set aside temporarily.  (Romans 11:1-16).                                  30.  Grafted in presently.  (Romans 11:17-25).

31. Had specific dietary laws.  (Leviticus 11).                                    31.  Can eat whoppers, ham sandwiches,
pork chops).  (Acts 10:9-16;
Colossians 2:16-17; 1st Timothy 4:1-5).

32. Had special holy days.  (Exodus 20:8; Leviticus 23;                   32.  Has no special holy days.  (Colossians
Numbers 28).                                                                                      2:16; Galatians 4:8-10; Hebrews 4:9).

Most importantly, the usage of the word “Israel” in the New Testament needs to be noted.  The term Israel is used 77 times in the New Testament.  Not once is it used, in relation to or of the Church, including Galatians 6:16.

The wags at the “Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble” site are regular posters of the anti-Semitic author, Joe Ortiz, who wrote two books on the topic, ‘The End Times Passover’ and ‘Will Christians Experience Great Tribulation’.  I consider Joe Ortiz a brain-washed ex-Catholic.  He is a prodigy of Roman Catholic education, where the “Fear of God” is drilled into a child.  He has Roman Catholic demons in his psyche.  Catholic education – (“AGR”) is “AuthorityGroup ThinkRidicule ” based.   Catholic Jesuit education dictates:

++ Do not question the Catholic Church’s authority!
++ Do not deviate from the Catholic Church “group-think”!
++ Ridicule all individualism or independent thinking that goes against Roman Catholic Doctrine!

He left Catholicism during his teenage years, but Catholicism’s demons still hold him in the clutches of their bondage.  He is, as the Jesuits’ state, “a Catholic for life”.  Mike Gendron is an Evangelical Protestant evangelist (ex-Roman Catholic) who conducts a ministry, ‘Proclaiming the Gospel’ to Roman Catholics.  He knows the methods of brain-washing conducted by Roman Catholic clergy and nuns.

The major perpetrators of anti-Semitism, in the form of “Replacement” theology was Roman Catholicism under Constantine and then later under Augustine, and it has prevailed in much of the non-Christian world ever since.  It began “Replacement” theology and has worked every angle possible to wrest and take control over physical Jerusalem.  There is ample proof of how the Vatican is using its power to accomplish this Satanic goal.  It is the only avenue for the Antichrist to gain control of the sacred Hebrew sites.  In spite of the diplomacy and endearing terms towards Israel today, Rome will continue to work its plan to take over control of the locations revered and sacred to Jews and Christians.

Until you understand the spiritual battle being waged that has existed for control over Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years, you will not understand the larger picture, as to why nearly fifty wars have been fought over the land of Jerusalem since long before Jesus walked the land, or which is revealed in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9, nor will you understand why Roman Catholicism is such a curse on the world, and particularly, Biblical Judaism.  Satan’s mandate is to destroy every living Jew, even if he has to use his minions to provoke the world against ALL Judaism, true and false.

As I noted, Joe Ortiz states in his book that he was raised and educated (brain-washed) as a Roman Catholic but left Catholicism when he was a teenager.  Enough said about what I stated previously about Catholic education.  His very first chapter of the book has devoted close to 100 pages to “Replacement” theology or the theological term “Supersessionism”.  He devotes nearly 100 pages of his book, 1/5th of the book to the take-down of Israel.  But he carefully couches his words so as not to reveal specifically that term, or that he is against Israel.  His book is full of contradictions despite the fact he says that it took him 20 years to write it.  It is published by a vanity press (which means to be self-published in the publishing industry).

Joe Ortiz is obsessed with his “Replacement” theology, as much if not more than the pope himself. In spite of the fact that he is not a theologian, and often he fails to back up his view with relevant Scripture references, his bigotry is like an over-sized red traffic signal light.  He does not hesitate to tell his reader that he has studied the Biblical text using common translator lexicons and wordsmiths such as ‘Vine’s’ and others.  But from having read his book online, his weakness in both the English text and the Biblical languages is revealed by his lack of familiarity with Greek and Hebrew in order to understand the nuances of the Biblical texts that are not obviously explicit, but rather implied, inferred, and presented in the form of typology and thematic literature.  In Judaism, there is an expression, “three Jews, means four opinions”.  This occurs because Hebrew is a living dynamic language, which he obviously does not seem to grasp.

I have taken the time to read Joe Ortiz’s first book, available on line; but if you read the “Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble” web site, where you can read it, posted in segments, and in full, as a rebuttal to those of us who hold a Pre-Tribulation Rapture position.  Lacking a cogent, and cohesive case for his diatribe, he hides behind “proof-texting”, and not always accurate at that.  Joe is a P.R. man and knows how to hype his book using blog sites and “proof-texting” as a way to support his unusual theory, and yet claims his book refutes definitively the Pre-Trib position.  From the wags at the “Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble” site, it is evident and quite obvious they have bought into his P.R. press accolades, hook, line, and sinker.  Read the Amazon.com P.R. blurb for his book-hype and you will see what I am referring to.

Joe Ortiz claims Jesus was not a Jew.  He mailed a video to a number of Christian web sites that reflects his anti-Semitism bias and bigotry.  The video was titled “How the Jews Stole Christmas”.  He mailed it out just prior to the Christmas 2012 season.  The timing could not have been anything more than a ploy other than to gain shock impact with the recipients getting Joe Ortiz’s gift video two days before Christmas.  The video was fallacious on a number of levels.  Joe believed that Jesus was Aramaic, a proof-positive indicator he didn’t know as much as he thought about Jews.  Here is a quote just below, that he made to one of those that disagreed with him about Jesus earthly ethnic identity:

[[Joe:  "He was?  I thought he was Aramaic, but born in the area known as Judah?  Did he practice what is written in the Talmud?  Isn't that what it means to be Jewish?"]]

In this brief quote from a reply to a published Christian author and scholar, Joe Ortiz revealed his total lack of basic Jewish knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a Jew:

++
He [Joe Ortiz] didn’t know Jews are people descendant from Jacob, such as David, and Jesus, clearly told in          the Matthew and Luke genealogies.

++ Aramaic is a language, not a race of people.

++ The Talmud came into use after the destruction of the Temple many years later.

Jesus is even explicitly described as being from the Tribe of Judah – a true Jew even in the original usage of the term:  “And one of the elders said to me, “weep no more; behold, the lion of  the tribe of Judah, the root of David has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”  -(Revelation 5:5).

To my recollection, all scholarly lexicons shows that the New Testament used the word “Jew” for all 12 tribes that descended from Jacob.  In the New Testament era “Jew” was equivalent and interchangeable to the term “Israelite” or “Hebrew”.

The word “WE” in John 4:22 is inclusive, We worship which we know, for salvation is from the Jews.” According to John, Jesus said that and His use of “WE” is His identification as a Jew.  Joe Ortiz’s words confront us with a major dilemma:

1.  The Bible has an error and Jesus never said it.
2.  Salvation comes from the Jews but Jesus was not a Jew.
3.  Salvation is through Christ alone as the Jewish Messiah.

There is no doubt that Joe Ortiz believes that because Jesus’ statement in John 4:21-22 infers that God used the Jewish people to deliver His Word and to incarnate Himself as the Jewish Messiah.  Furthermore, the New  and Old Testament were written by Jewish people except for Luke who penned Luke/Acts and of course, the primary dispute, that Jesus was an ethnic Jew.  So in that sense salvation was delivered to humanity through the Jews.

One of the wags at the “Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble” site quoted a statement on their site, on August 14th, 2014, that “The Church DID NOT begin on the day of Pentecost.”  That statement speaks volumes about the hosts of the “Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble” site.  It is such an absurd statement and a reflection of profound Biblical illiteracy on the part of the wag over there.  The wag went on to quote Mr. Ortiz.  The wag shows a regular lack of basic Bible knowledge, but even more, a far greater egregious proclamation of arrogance to call God a liar, and to defile the Word of God.  My post here was provoked by the wag’s statement that the Church did not begin on the day Pentecost!  That is absolutely NOT true.  It is a boldface lie!

There is so much more that identifies Mr. Ortiz as a brain-washed ex-Roman Catholic anti-Semite.  To devote one-fifth of his book to attacking Israel, in the first chapter of the book, truly reflects where he stands on Israel.  Today, there are so many that misinterpret the Bible, misapply, misuse, or fail to differentiate the distinction between Israel and the Church, and thus, they merely prove they are either ignorant, illiterate, or bigots, or all of named adjectives.

Keep your ears tuned to listen for the trumpet call,

Have a blessed week in the Lord’s presence.

Pastor Bob

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Aug 30, 2014 The rapture and the second coming, two distinct events

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This article was posted by pastor Bob in fivedoves.com and explains with references the very important distinction between the Rapture and the Second Coming. Thank you Pastor Bob for this excellent comparison. I concur with your assessment that it leads to the conclusion of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/aug2014/pastorbob817-8.htm

Pastor Bob (17 Aug 2014)
“Compare and Contrast The Rapture and The Second Coming”


All Doves:There are many people that still dispute the issue of a Rapture of Bible-believing Christians.  While I have focused my posts on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, much of the liberal Church today rejects the very idea of such a Rapture of Bible-believing Christians.  The folks that come from a “Covenant/Reformed” hermeneutic, which represents 90% of the Church – Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, United Presbyterians, United Methodists, Nazarenes, Wesleyans, Christian, Church of Christ, Reformed Presbyterian, and a few others are so confused they can’t seem to recognize the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming.

I majored in Civil Engineering for two years before transferring to a Christian College, in preparation for ministry that required its students to write essay type questions for all exams because they believed essay exams better prepared a student for graduate school.  I could bet money that would be the fact that any exam I took would begin with the question, “Compare and Contrast………..”  I had two semesters of Russian History, and my final exam for the second class was, “Compare and Contrast the Causes of the Russian Revolution of 1917″.  That was it, just a single question.  I had two hours to answer that one question.  I filled up five “blue” books, that were used in college written exams back in the 1960’s.

I thought it might be helpful for the reader if we did a “compare and contrast” between the Rapture and the Second Coming.  There are 28 distinctions between the two that follow below.  I just hope they line up like I typed them:

The Rapture:                                                                            The Second Coming:

1.  At the Rapture, Jesus comes FOR His Church.                   1.  At the Glorious Appearing (Second Coming),
(John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).                                   Jesus comes WITH His Church.  (Zechariah
(Zechariah 14:5; Colossians 3:4; Jude 14,
Revelation 19:14).

2.  At the Rapture, Christians are caught up to                         2.  At the Glorious Appearing, Jesus feet touch
meet Jesus in the air.  (1st Thessalonians 4:13-18).                the Earth.  (Zechariah 14:4; Revelation 19:11-21).

3.  At the Rapture, Christians are taken first and                      3.  At the Glorious Appearing, the wicked are taken
unbelievers are left behind.  (1 Thessalonians                         first, but the righteous (the Tribulation saints)
4:13-18).                                                                                   are left behind.  (Matthew 13:28-30).

4.  At the Rapture, Jesus will gather His Bride, the                   4. At the Glorious Appearing, Jesus will execute
Church, unto Himself in preparation of the                               judgment on the Earth and establish His
Marriage of the Lamb.  (Revelation 19:6-9).                             Kingdom.  (Zechariah 14:3-4, Jude 14-15;
Revelation 19:11-21).

5.  The Marriage of the Lamb takes place in                             5.  War on Earth comes AFTER the Marriage of
Heaven AFTER the Rapture of the Church.                              the Lamb at the Glorious Appearing when the
(Revelation 19:6-9).                                                                   King of Kings and Lord of Lords lays the
smack-down on evil!  (Revelation 19:11-21).

6.  The Rapture will happen in a moment, in the                       6.  The Glorious Appearing will be a slow coming.
twinkling of an eye.  (Blink, and it’s over!).                                 Everyone will see Jesus coming with great
(1st Corinthians 15:52).                                                              power and great glory!  (Zechariah 12:10;
Matthew 24:30; Revelation1:7).

7.  At the Rapture, only those who are looking                         7.  At the Glorious Appearing, every eye will see
for Him (Christian believers) will see Him.                                Him and those who have rejected Him will
(1st John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:52).                                          wail.  (Revelation 1:7).

8.  At the Rapture, Jesus will descend from                             8.  At the Glorious Appearing, no shout is mentioned,
Heaven with a shout (calling for the Saints                              although the Lord does slay the wicked with the
at the resurrection).  (1st Thessalonians 4:16).                        sword of His mouth.  (Revelation 19:11-21).

9.  At the Rapture, a resurrection will take place.                     9.  At the Glorious Appearing, there is no resur-
(1st Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1st Corinthians                            rection spoken of.  (Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah
15:51-54).                                                                                 14:4-5; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-21).

10.The Rapture can happen at any time … maybe                  10. The Glorious Appearing will occur at the end of
even now which is why we are to be WATCHING                     seven-year Tribulation period.  (Daniel 9:24-27;
for the return of Christ Jesus!  (Revelation 3:3;                         Matthew 24:29-30; 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-8).
1st Thessalonians 5:4-6).

11. At the Rapture, no angels are sent to gather                      11. At the Glorious Appearing, angels will be sent
the Church.                                                                                to gather people together for judgment.
(Matthew 13:39,41 & 49; Matthew 24:31;
Matthew 25:31; 2nd Thessalonians 1:7-10).

12. At the Rapture, those who died in Christ Jesus                  12. At the Glorious Appearing, Christians will return
will return with Jesus to recover their resurrected                       with Jesus already in their resurrected bodies
bodies.  (1st Thessalonians 4:14-16).                                       riding on white horses.  (Revelation 19:11-21).

13. At the Rapture, Jesus doesn’t return riding                         13. At the Glorious Appearing, Jesus will return
a white horse.                                                                            riding a white horse.   (Revelation 19:11).

14. The Rapture will bring with it a message of hope                14. The Glorious Appearing will bring with it a
and comfort.  (1st Thessalonians 4:18; Titus 2:13;                    message of judgment.  (Joel 3:12-16;
1st John 3:3).                                                                             Malachi 4:5; Revelation 19:11-21).

15. The world is deceived.  (2nd Thessalonians 2:3-12).          15. Satan is bound.  (Revelation 20:1-2).

16.  The focus is on the Lord and the Church.                           16. The focus is on Israel and the Kingdom.
(1st Thessalonians 4:13-18).                                                     (Matthew 24:14).

17.  No signs precede the Rapture.  (1st Thessalonians            17. Signs precede the Second Coming.  (Luke
5:1-3).                                                                                        21:11,15).

18.  The Tribulation begins.                                                        18. The Millennial Kingdom begins.

19.  The removal of believers.  (1st Thessalonians 4:17).          19.  The manifestation of Christ Jesus.  (Malachi
4:2).

20.  Jesus claims His Bride.                                                        20.  Jesus comes with His Bride.  (Revelation
19:6-14).

21.  The Marriage Supper of the Lamb follows the                     21.  The Great Supper of the wicked follows the
Rapture.  (Revelation 19:9).                                                        Tribulation.  (Revelation 19:17).

22.  The world will not see Christ Jesus at the Rapture;             22.  Jesus will descend bodily and visibly for all
but rather, believers ascend and go to meet Him in the              to see, just as He ascended bodily and
air.  (1st Thessalonians 4:17).                                                     visibly.  (Acts 1:9-11).

23.  The Judgment Seat of Christ follows the Rapture.               23.  The Judgment of the Nations follows the
(2nd Corinthians 5:9-11).                                                             Tribulation.  (Matthew 24:32-46).

24.  Believers receive a new, immortal glorified body                  24.  Saints saved during the Tribulation enter
fashioned like unto the Lord’s.  (Philippians 3:21;                        the Millennium kingdom with their
1st Corinthians 15:51-54).                                                            earthly bodies.  (Isaiah 65:20).

25.  The Antichrist is revealed after the Rapture.                        25.  The Antichrist is defeated and cast into the
(2nd Thessalonians 2:8).                                                             Lake of Fire at the Second Coming.
(Revelation 19:20).

26.  Israel is persecuted during the Tribulation.  Two                  26.  Israel is regathered.  (Jeremiah 23:5-8).
out of three Jews in Israel are killed.
(Zechariah 13:8-9).

27.  World government (the New World Order)                           27.  Christ Jesus’ reign an government follows the
follows the Rapture.  (Revelation 13:15).                                    Second Coming.  (Daniel 2:34-35).

28.  World famine, pestilence, war, and sorrow follow                28.  World peace follows Christ’s Second Coming
the Rapture.  (Matthew 24:6-10).                                                when He reigns from Jerusalem.  (Isaiah
(Matthew 24:6-10; Luke 17:31).                                                  11:6).

Most assuredly, the comparison and contrast between the Rapture and the Second Coming, can only be interpreted to support only a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.

Keep looking up and listening for the sound of the trumpet.

Pastor Bob

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August 21, 2014 Twelvebooks chosen best Christian blog of the week

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This blog has been given recognition at the Best Christian blog of the Week site. Thanks and the honor belongs to Jesus who has inspired and sustained my efforts to bring the world the truth and the Word in this troubled times we are living.

Nando

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August 21 2014 Hamas looses three top leaders to IDF air attack!

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The IDF has struck this morning and killed three top Hamas leaders. It is imperative that the world realizes that the consequences of going against Israel is that God will repay many times the evil intent of those who which evil to Israel.

Nando

http://news.msn.com/world/israeli-airstrike-kills-3-senior-hamas-leaders

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services.

The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders.

Photos: The Israel-Gaza conflict

The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in recent years, including digging attack tunnels leading to Israel, training of fighters and smuggling of weapons to Gaza, Israel said.

It was not immediately clear if their assassination would prompt a change in Hamas strategy in the current round of fighting with Israel or diminish the group’s ability to fire rockets at Israel. The military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, is a secretive organization.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said Israel “will not succeed in breaking the will of our people or weaken the resistance,” and that Israel “will pay the price.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “superior intelligence” of the Shin Bet security service and the military’s “precise execution” of the attack.

The killing of the three top Hamas commanders will likely buy Netanyahu some time as the Israeli public becomes increasingly impatient with the government’s inability to halt rocket fire from Gaza.

Israel and Hamas identified the three commanders killed in the 3 a.m. airstrike in Rafah’s Tel Sultan neighborhood as Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum.

Gaza police and witnesses said several missiles hit the four-story building.

Hamza Khalifa, an area resident said the house was struck without warning. “We only heard multiple F-16 (warplane) missiles, one after the other, six or seven missiles,” he said.

Several hours later, a large earth mover was still clearing mounds of debris and wreckage.

In pinpointing the whereabouts of the Hamas commanders, Israel likely relied to some extent on local informers. Israel has maintained a network of informers despite its withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, in some cases using blackmail or the lure of exit permits to win cooperation.

Al Majd, a website linked to the Hamas security services, said Thursday that seven suspected informers were arrested in recent days and that three were executed. It provided no further details.

It was the second time during the Gaza war that the website announced suspected informers had been killed by Hamas.

The Rafah attack came a day after an apparent Israeli attempt to kill the top Hamas military leader, Mohammed Deif, in an airstrike on a house in Gaza City.

Deif’s wife and an infant son were killed in that strike, but the Hamas military wing said Deif was not in the targeted home at the time.

The back-to-back targeting of top Hamas military leaders came after indirect Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo on a sustainable truce broke down Tuesday. Gaza militants resumed rocket fire on Israel, even before the formal end of a six-day truce at midnight that day.

Since then, Hamas and other groups have fired dozens more rockets, and Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of targets in Gaza, dimming prospects for a resumption of the Cairo talks.

Despite the crisis, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was holding talks in Qatar on Thursday with Hamas’ top political leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, and the emir of Qatar. Before the collapse of the truce talks, Abbas had planned to use the meetings in Qatar to urge Mashaal and his Qatari backers to support an Egyptian cease-fire plan.

Hamas has rejected the Egyptian proposal, saying it contained no commitments by Israel to ease the border blockade of Gaza. The blockade was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007.

Hamas leaders said they could not accept a deal they feared would restore the closure regime that was in place before the start of the latest round of fighting on July 8. The border restrictions prevent most Gazans from traveling outside the crowded coastal strip and bar most exports.

Since the Gaza war erupted six weeks ago, more than 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and about 100,000 left homeless, according to the U.N. and Palestinian officials. Israel lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.

It was unclear if the killing of the three Hamas commanders would affect its ability to fire rockets. Israel estimated that Hamas had 10,000 rockets before the war and lost about two-thirds of its arsenal since then.

In a joint statement, the Israeli military and Shin Bet security service emphasized the importance of Abu Shamaleh, Attar and Barhoum to the Hamas military operation.

Abu Shamaleh had been the top Hamas commander in southern Gaza, it said. Attar was in charge of weapons smuggling into Gaza, the construction of attack tunnels and had played a role in the capture of an Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit, in 2006. Barhoum was a senior Hamas operative in Rafah, the statement said.

Abu Shamaleh was a confederate of Deif’s who was involved in planning and carrying out at least four major attacks on Israeli soldiers since the 1990s, including one in 2004 that killed four and wounded 10, the statement said.

Attar, it said, was responsible for orchestrating a series of complex attacks on Israeli targets, including through the Sinai Peninsula in neighboring Egypt.

“This morning’s strike sends a clear message to those responsible for planning attacks, we will strike those that have terrorized our communities, towns and cities, we will pursue the perpetrators of abduction of our soldiers and teenagers, and we will succeed in restoring security to the State of Israel,” said an Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

In addition to the Hamas operatives, three others were killed in the Rafah strike, including a resident of the house and two neighbors, according to Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra.

The neighbors were identified as Hassan and Amal Younis, the parents of Issam Younis, the director of Al Mezan, a leading human rights organization in Gaza.

At least 20 people, including four children — among them three brothers, and their father — were killed in 31 airstrikes across Gaza, according to al-Kidra.

Israel also hit at smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border with Egypt and at agricultural lands west of Rafah in Thursday’s airstrikes.

The military said 18 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza since midnight Wednesday, compared to more than 210 over the previous 30 hours.

An Israeli was seriously wounded when a mortar hit south of the southern city of Ashkelon on Thursday, it said.

In a nationally televised address Wednesday, Netanyahu showed little willingness to return to the negotiating table after six weeks of war with Hamas.

“We are determined to continue the campaign with all means and as is needed,” he said, his defense minister by his side.

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August 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

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