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Ezekiel and the fate of all terrorists

Achmed, the Dead Terrorist

Achmed, the Dead Terrorist

“Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of all her slain, all who have fallen by the sword. Their graves are in the depths of the pit and her army lies around her grave. All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.”
– Ezekiel 32:22-23

Chapter 32 of Ezekiel is a clear statement of what will happen to all terrorists. It lists the names of regions that are currently producing most of the terrorists that are troubling the world today. Iran, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq are in the list, the Palestinians, too.

Next time you see another ISIS dog and pony show on your TV, remember what you read in Ezekiel chapter 32.

“All who had spread terror in the land of the living are slain, fallen by the sword.”

Sunday Devotional: ‘Follow Me’

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,
of the gospel I preached to you,
which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
Through it you are also being saved,
if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,
unless you believed in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried;
that he was raised on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
After that, Christ appeared to more
than five hundred brothers at once,
most of whom are still living,
though some have fallen asleep.
After that he appeared to James,
then to all the apostles.
Last of all, as to one born abnormally,
he appeared to me.
For I am the least of the apostles,
not fit to be called an apostle,
because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and his grace to me has not been ineffective.
Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them;
not I, however, but the grace of God that is with me.
Therefore, whether it be I or they,
so we preach and so you believed.

harden not your hearts

Concerning what St. Paul said in the passage above from 1 Corinthians 15, “in accordance with the Scriptures,” please see “The Old Testament foretold the Coming of Christ”.

May the joy and peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

Scriptures that seem eerily close to our experience

My humble insights with no pretense to sound doctrine

Scripture #1

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“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.”
– Isaiah 30:25

As an American of this day, I can’t read this verse without seeing 9-11-2001.

I claim no special revelation, but did notice the promise that these horrors come as a precursor to a time of great spiritual blessing! The streams of water seem to mean the water of life in Revelation and Psalm 46. And this section of Isaiah is speaking of the period of time when the scattered Jews are finally back in their homeland. That time is right now. So it may not be too far fetched to think the verse is actually predicting what happened in NYC in 2001.


Scripture #2

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Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see.
– Deuteronomy 28:65-67

And this is like an encapsulation of how I personally feel when I keep the news on all day. I am filled with anxiety, searching for and not seeing good news.

It should be noted that this chapter of Deuteronomy describes the curses that will come upon a disobedient nation. Interestingly, if I focus my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, His peace floods me, very much like the waters flowing in the Isaiah verse above.


Scripture #3

In these times of cataclysm we need to know Psalm 46,

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her. She will not fall. He will help her at break of day.”

If you are a follower of Jesus, that verse refers to you. We, the Church, are the city of God. Later in the same psalm (psalm 46), the Lord says,

“Be still, and know the I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

  • ISIS can’t block Him.
  • Iran can’t block Him.
  • Obama can’t block Him.
  • The media can’t block Him.
  • Hollywood can’t block Him.
  • Academia can’t block Him.
  • The Supreme Court can’t block Him.
  • MK-Ultra can’t block Him.
  • The Illuminati can’t block Him.
  • The satanists can’t block Him.
  • The election results can’t block Him.
  • An EMP attack can’t block Him.
  • The Mayan Apocalypse can’t block Him.
  • The Liberals can’t block Him.

He will deal with this whole mess,
while sustaining His people.

“The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our Fortress.”

Sunday Devotional: Jesus came for all, Jew and Gentile

Luke 4:21-30

Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?”
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb,
‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say,
‘Do here in your native place
the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’”
And he said, “Amen, I say to you,
no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you,
there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah
when the sky was closed for three and a half years
and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel
during the time of Elisha the prophet;
yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town,
and led him to the brow of the hill
on which their town had been built,
to hurl him down headlong.
But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away.

I am the way

This Sunday Devotional is a continuation of two recent devotionals: January 24’s “He spoke with authority” and January 10’s “The New Covenant” where our Lord Jesus Christ made clear that He came to make a new covenant with all peoples, Jew and Gentile.

The conventional understanding is that the Jewish court of judges, called the Sanhedrin, condemned Jesus to death because He dared call Himself Messiah, “the king of the Jews”.

For that, this man who not only had committed no crime, but only healed the lame, sick, and blind, cast out demons from the possessed, and mended the broken hearts of the family of Lazarus by raising him from the dead, was horrifically tortured, forced to carry a heavy cross on His already broken body, then nailed to that cross to die — crucifixion being the worst punishment the Romans reserved for the worst criminals. (See “Remembering His Passion”)

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Jesus was delusional in claiming to be the Son of God and the Messiah who had long been prophesied and promised by Hebrew prophets. (See “The Old Testament foretold the Coming of Christ”)

But can that possibly warrant a death sentence from the Sanhedrin? Does a delusional man warrant the venom and hatred from the mob gathered at his mockery of a trial, who shouted to Pontius Pilate, “Crucify him?” Really?

In today’s passage from Luke 4 is the clue to the real reason.

When this son of an unlearned carpenter, who himself was a humble carpenter, spoke in the synagogue, we are told that “all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.”

But upon being told by this amazingly-knowledgeable carpenter that instead of helping fellow Jews, the Hebrew prophets Elijah and Elisha chose to minister to Gentiles — “a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon” (Sidon is the third-largest city in contemporary Lebanon) and a Syrian leper named Naaman” — that was when the people in the synagogue went berserk:

“When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury.”

So full of homicidal rage were they that “They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong” — all because Jesus had the temerity to say that Elijah and Elisha assisted Gentiles.

That’s the real reason why our Lord was condemned to death:

The old covenant was with Jews, but the new covenant is for all peoples, Jew and Gentile. In other words, He is not a tribal god, but a universal God — a God of all humanity.

That’s what the Sanhedrin and the gathered mob could not abide — and still can’t, for those who cling to the Talmud, the central text of Rabbinic Judaism. For according to the Talmud (source: Rev. I. B. Pranaitis, The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians, p. 51):

A Jew, by the fact that he belongs to the chosen people and is circumcized, possesses so great a dignity that no one, not even an angel, can share equality with him. In fact, he is considered almost an equal of God. “He who strikes an Israelite” says Rabbi Chanina “acts as if he slaps the face of God’s Divine Majesty.” A Jew is always considered good, in spite of certain sins which he may commit; nor can his sins contaminate him, any more than dirt contaminates the kernel in a nut, but only soils its shell. A Jew alone is looked upon as a man; the whole world is his and all things should serve him, especially “animals which have the form of men.”

In other words, the Talmud‘s understanding of the term “chosen people” is a narcissistic one — that Jews were and remain “chosen” because they are a superior people, better than the angels and almost an equal of God.

It took a Christian-convert Jew to properly present the real meaning of “chosen people”. From Roy H. Schoeman, Salvation is from the Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History from Abraham to the Second Coming (pp. 20-21):

The Jews were…to host the Incarnation itself, to be the people among whom God would become man. If God were to be on a uniquely intimate basis with the Jews and eventually to become incarnate among them, they would have to be free from involvement with other deities, free from all spiritual pollution. Hence the severity of restrictions in the Old Testament against any form of idolatry or sorcery, both of which establish ties between the practitioners and fallen spirits. This purity, and the development of virtue and piety among at least some of the Jews, would have to reach its ultimate fruition later in producing an individual of such devotion and virtue that she could give her flesh to be the flesh of the God-man, that she could be His human mother. This individual was, of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

If redemption through the Messiah, when He came, would require a high level of moral behavior, then mankind would have to be prepared for this higher moral standard, too. Judaism performed this function when it introduced God’s morality to man through the revelation of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai.

If mankind were to be able to recognize the Messiah for He was when He came, it would have to be prepared by being taught before hand to expect His coming. Judaism performed this role, too….

God wished there would be a people on earth who would worship and adore the Messiah even before He came and who would fervently pray for His coming. This role, too, was fulfilled by the Jews….

Finally, God would need a people to provide a temporal home for the Messiah when He came and to announce His arrival to the world. This, too, was entrusted to the Jews.

In other words, God didn’t choose the Jews because they were special. Jews became a “chosen people” not because they were specially wonderful and superior to all others, but because God chose them for the Incarnation of His only Son — a role and task that should be the cause of humility instead of grandiose narcissism.

I’ll conclude with this wondrous sentence from Luke 4:

But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away.

Wouldn’t you love to be there to see that miracle? :)

Greatest Commandment

Just remember the “neighbor” in “You shall love neighbor as yourself” includes Jews!

May the joy and peace and love of Jesus Christ, our Lord, be with you!

~Eowyn

A Rally Poster for the Prayer Warriors

The Devil vs the Prayer Warrior

The Devil vs the Prayer Warrior

Any Questions?

Strange Bedfellows on FoxNews

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http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/26/michael-moore-god-bless-you-megyn-kelly-war-on-women-question-to-trump-was-great/

Yup, you read that correctly. Megyn Kelly and Michael Moore team up to attack Donald Trump.

Folks, the masks are coming off. Some big players are accidentally showing their cards, and revealing their plans. This current spat is about Kelly hitting Trump with the Liberal dag whistle, “the war on women.”

Where should we stand? In my humble opinion, we should throw out our political constructs of Democrat/Republican, and stand with God. We should wear ourselves out in prayer to the Almighty for the rescue of our nation from the secret power players and puppeteers. And above all, make sure that we are standing with the Lord Jesus Christ on every issue.

A Difficult Proverb, A Powerful Strategy

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“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.”
– Proverbs 21:1

But how could this be true of our king (president)? Don’t you know what this leader has done to our country?!!! Yes, I do. And here’s my puzzle. The scripture is true, and can’t be broken. But we see much evil in this “king.”

Solution

I want to suggest that when you pray, you pray this exact scripture verse over President Obama: “Lord I pray you turn the president’s heart in the direction you want, according to your word.”

When the devil challenged Jesus at the end of the Lord’s fast in the desert, Jesus hit back with scripture, the sword of the Spirit. He used the incorruptible word of God.

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When we hit Obama with scripture, we play havoc on all the schemes and agendas of Obama’s evil handlers. These handlers want to get their money’s worth out of their puppet, but for unexplained reasons, through answers to our prayers, he will keep doing and saying things they don’t expect, even against his own will.

The word of God is a powerful double-edged sword. It has unimaginable power when wielded in faith by a prayer warrior.

To those of FOTM’s readers who know what I’m talking about, this is my challenge to you. I invite you to begin joining me today in requesting that the Lord, according to His word, direct the President’s heart toward the purposes of the Kingdom of Heaven, if necessary, against the President’s own will.

To those who don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, ask God to grant you eyes that see and ears that hear.

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” –2 Corinthians 10:4

With the weapons of faith, we will see miracles.