What is this burgeoning craze about the coming four “blood moons,” and do they convey a prophetic message for mankind?
Roll… Camera… Action! It was Friday night, November 1, 2013 when I found myself sitting on the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) TV set beside Pastor John Hagee. It was just minutes before we were going live in front of an international audience of millions on a “Praise the Lord” (PTL) TV show when I privately asked Pastor Hagee, “Have you considered the possible connection between the coming blood-red moons and the Psalm 83Arab-Israeli war prophecy?”
Before any further words could be exchanged between us the producer started the five-finger countdown, 5…4…3…2…1 and it was show time.
So what is this burgeoning craze about the coming four “blood moons,” and do they convey a prophetic message for mankind? Although there is no specific reference to four blood moons anywhere in the Bible, Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12 refer to the moon having the appearance of turning to blood.
Can you imagine a world that has rejected the dollar? The rest of the world can. What if the U.S. dollar lost its monopoly status in world trade?
The sons of Issachar were notable for two things: 1) Understanding the times and 2) Knowing what Israel should do. In essence these men were described as perspicacious. Just as wisdom is a step beyond knowledge, perspicacity is a step beyond wisdom. It is the application of wisdom.
While these men were learned, they were also men of action. What a powerful combination. These were men who could make an appraisal of current circumstance and put in motion a plan of action informed by the times in which they lived.
As you read the context of 1 Chronicles 11 and 12, you’ll see the gathering of loyal warriors to support David as king. Others were described as being the equal on the battlefield of 100 or even 1,000 men. The sons of Issachar were thoughtful and strategic. Analysis paralysis would not have been a problem for them. Nor were they merely information junkies.
The lines between reality and imagination are blurring. The incredible advancement in technology is changing our mindsets and belief systems on a massive scale!
At what point does science fiction become a scientific reality? In an eye-opening and incredibly relevant new documentary, Transhumanism: Recreating Humanity, Chuck Missler, Tom Horn, and other experts on both sides of the discussion express the growing concerns and dangers regarding the futurist ideology of Transhumanism.
Jesus, not His enemies, set the time of His execution. This was a destiny established before the foundation of the world.
We know from the sacred Scriptures that the plot against Jesus was expressly designed to avoid the feast days (in order to minimize involvement of the Roman soldiers and their irresolute commitment to keeping order).
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
And yet, their confrontation occurred on the most crowded feast day of the entire year!
Jesus, not His enemies, set the time of His execution. It was Jesus Himself who “let the cat out of the bag” by disclosing the plot against Him during the “last supper.” It forced Judas to either “fish or cut bait.” “What thou doest, do quickly,” was Jesus’ instruction to Judas. Even later, in the garden during the arrest, it was Jesus who was giving the orders.
Last month, we did a retreat with a precious group of women in California. As we were taking time to worship the Lord and gain more understanding of His Love for us, His presence, peace and the fullness of joy came in like a flood. When God’s Word was spoken, it became a magnificent light for our individual pathways of life. It’s so important to take time out of our busy lives and come together with like-minded Believers to worship and seek the Lord’s presence. No Believer needs to stumble about in darkness all alone. In the times we are living in, we need to build up, edify and encourage one another in the faith.
Over this last year, as Nan was going through one of the hardest times in her life, I saw how the Body of Christ came around her with encouraging words, God’s Love and in mighty intercession. Oh how it ministered to her! Each and every card, email, Facebook post, etc…lit up the difficult path she was on and encouraged her to keep walking and not give up. Through this difficult time, she wrote and rewrote her new book on God’s Hope. She kept gaining more understanding of God’s Faith and Love, which gave her the fortitude to hang on to His “right now” hope…
When Nan wrote the following article for Personal Update in 2001, little did she know how much “Blessings from Intimacy” would come back around to encourage her. We pray that if you are going through a difficult time in your life that first of all you would not forsake the assembling of the body and secondly, you would get prayer and encouragement from the elders. Then understand God’s intimacy in the dark times.
The book of Revelation … mysterious? Some stay away from it because of all the “types” and “images” but most are fascinated. Jesus made it clear that we need to be awake; we need to watch and we need to not be deceived! Because of that command this book is a MUST!
The Israel School of Discipleship is a month-long sojourn throughout the land of Israel. We will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding as to what it means to be His disciples in the day in which we live.
The Israel School of Discipleship will enhance one’s understanding of Jesus’ ministry in Nazareth, the Galilee, Jerusalem, and the desert not only through in-depth biblical studies but also through service projects. It is the difference between reading about a journey and taking the journey. It’s time to get out of the classroom, out of our offices, our homes, our comfort zone and walk the Word of God!
Months ago Nancy was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, and she has had surgery to remove the cancer. Following tests had shown that the malignant melanoma had returned, but recent tests and scans show that the cancer is gone!
Science fiction has paved the way to godhood, by sparking the innate human desire for more. Scientists today are just scratching the surface of the fabric of our reality through these four major technologies: genetics, robotics, nanotech, and artificial intelligence. This film investigates some of the underlying motivations of the Transhumanist movement, its spirituality, and how it will affect every person alive today, and tomorrow. Featuring: Dr. Chuck Missler, Dr. Thomas Horn, Frank Peretti, Joseph Farah.
You can't help but love Peter; bold, candid, human. From humble beginnings he became the head of the apostles and leader in the early church, full of the Holy Spirit and power. Now these commentaries on his two letters are available in MP3 as a download.