GOD’S PURPOSES FOR TRUMP

It is evident that one of God’s primary purposes for Trump being in office is to fill empty Supreme Court judgeship’s.

These verses from Isaiah though aimed at Israel are prophetic for the U.S.A

” Therefore the Lord says, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, “Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, and take vengeance on My enemies. I will turn My hand against you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy. I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counsellors as at the beginning. Afterwards, you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” Isaiah 1:24-26

The Supreme Court judges are the key and affect the nation even more than the president and Congress do. If Trump can fill empty judge seats with conservative voices,  a biblical turnaround in the nation is possible.

The following story is in Steven Strang’s book: God and Donald Trump. 

In 2011, Trump called Pastor Paula White-Caine and, after asking her some questions about God, asked her to gather several preachers to pray about whether he should run for president or not.

Kenneth Copeland, reporting on that prayer gathering said. ” they prayed for over six hours—just stayed on their knees and stayed before God for six hours. At the end of the prayer session, Trump asked White-Caine what she thought. She replied that she and the pastors praying with her didn’t believe it was the right time for him to run for president.” As a result of that prayer gathering Trump waited until the next election to run, and we all know the result. “This is the Donald Trump people don’t know anything about,” Copeland said.

In his book, God and Donald Trump, Steven Strang doesn’t sugarcoat the truth about Trump’s past—and present—flaws and mistakes, but he doesn’t ignore how God has used him throughout his presidency. Steve also shares how God gave several charismatic leaders prophetic words about Trump becoming president.

Steve’s stated goal in this book is to present the story of Trump’s presidency from a Christian, journalistic perspective—a perspective he believes the leftist media largely overlook.

Its sequel, Trump Aftershock will be out in November. In Trump Aftershock, Steve shows how much Trump has accomplished for Judeo-Christian values since he was elected.

To learn more about Trump Aftershock and even download a few chapters free, visit trumpaftershock.com.

A WORLD THAT SHUNS TRUTH AND CLARITY

When it comes to morality, sexuality, and identity, feelings and preferences are increasingly replacing facts and truth. Author Abdu Murray sounds the alarm at the confusion being embraced and even celebrated around us.

How can Christians offer truth and clarity to a world that shuns both? Murray challenges Christians to consider how they have played a part in fostering the Culture of Confusion. And he equips us to respond to those enmeshed in a post—truth mindset with integrity, respect, and a gospel clarity that offers hope and truth in our post—truth culture.

Oxford’s announcement of post-truth as its 2016 Word of the Year received mixed reactions, but some instinctively claimed post-truth as a positive development, the means to forge one’s own destiny free of the shackles of tradition, facts and even logic.

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Abdu Murray says, “POST TRUTH has two modes. First is the soft mode. In this soft mode of post truth, the truth exists objectively but our subjective feelings and opinions matter more.

The Second mode is the hard mode – a willingness to propagate blatant falsehoods knowing they’re false because doing so will serve a higher social or political agenda.

Both are troubling and both appear to be growing more pervasive but perhaps the soft mode is the more dangerous. Abdu explains, Post Modernism which emerged in the 70’s was a rejection of the notion of objective truth – “What’s true for you may not necessarily be true for me. ” was a typical saying. Or they might say, “There is no such thing as objective truth.” Both statements are self-defeating and unlivable. Yet despite its incoherence, Post Modernism was quite resilient and remained influential in the West for decades. Its lustre has finally faded but where postmodernism failed because it was inherently incoherent, the post-truth mindset may succeed because it is not. It faces the problem of truth head-on.

The Post-Truth mindset acknowledges objective truth but subordinates it to preferences. In a Post-Truth age, if the evidence fits our preferences and opinions, then all is well and good. If it doesn’t, then the evidence is deemed inadmissible, offensive, even dangerous, these being a solvent against sound arguments.’

We are seeing this in laws now against any attempt to convert homosexuals back to heterosexual behaviour. It is a jail able offence.

Read what Luis Javier Ruiz had to say, who survived the June 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub,

“You are His creation, you are His child, no matter what you’re going through. And I believe that as soon as you forget about everything and fall in love with Christ deeply, everything is going to change. It’s going to cause you to come out [of the LGBTQ life], and His perfect love that will cast out fear, and boldness.”

BIBLICAL PROPHECY UNFOLDING IN OUR DAY

Iranian lawmakers burned a US flag and chanted “death to America” in parliament after Trump’s nuclear deal pullout.

The stage is being set for the prophesied “last days” war of Gog (Leader/Prince/King) of the land of Magog (uttermost parts, north of Israel) outlined in Ezekiel 38 & 39. Gog forms an alliance with Persia (Iran) Ezekiel 38:5 and ” it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring you against my land (Israel)” Ezekiel 38:16.  The other countries in the alliance to come against Israel are Sudan, Libya, Turkey and some of the -stan countries (Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan etc) countries (all Muslim).

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The lawmakers, including a Shiite cleric, held the flaming flag alight as their colleagues joined their chants. They also burned a piece of paper representing the nuclear deal and stomped on the papers’ ashes. While US flag burning is common in Iran and harsh criticism of America has been a staple of Iranian parliamentary politics for years, it was the first time political observers could remember anything being burned inside the parliament itself.

Wednesday morning after the flag burning, parliament speaker Ali Larijani urged the country’s nuclear department to prepare for “resumption of all aspects of nuclear activities.”

Netanyahu lauded his American counterpart for withdrawing from the Iran deal, declaring that “Israel thanks President Trump for his courageous leadership.”

In a live address on Israeli television after Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu expressed “full support” for the president’s decision.

Netanyahu added, “as we exposed last week, since the deal, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret nuclear weapons program. So if you leave all of this unchanged, all this combined is a recipe for disaster, a disaster for our region, a disaster for the peace of the world.”

 

 

 

MULTIPLE PROPHECIES REVEAL GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR THE COSMOS

One of the most outstanding features of the Bible is that within the text we find constant reminders of the amazing plan of God established even before the creation of the cosmos. His plan is told to us over and over, as we read through the text, page by page. The more one reads the Scriptures, the more these “veiled” prophecies are revealed, and the more our faith in God is established line upon line.

Many of these prophetic clues are placed within some of the sections of Scripture that many of us skim through on our way to the more exciting portions. It is also important to remember that the Bible was not meant to be read as if it were a linear timeline, but as a cyclical experience. With this in mind, every page we turn connects with those pages that come after and with those that came before.

These “veiled” prophecies seem to simply be a part of the text being spoken or written as we first read them, but when we add them to the fullness of the Scriptures, they become hints of promises and fulfilment of promises.

ARK OF THE COVENANT: Make two angels (cherubim) of gold, from hammered work, at the two ends of the atonement cover. Make one angel at one end and one angel at the other end. Of one piece with the atonement cover you are to make the cherubim at its two ends. The angels are to spread out their wings above, shielding the atonement cover with their wings, each facing its companion. The faces of the  angels are to be turned toward the atonement cover.”

Note the top of the ark was called the atonement cover. In John 11:12-14 on resurrection morning when Miriam looked into the open tomb where Jesus had been laid what does she find? She finds the place where Yeshua, our atonement, was placed on top of, and two angels who stood one on one side and one on the other.

What a beautiful fulfilment of the purpose of the Ark of the Covenant picture noted in Exodus 20! To understand more fully, remember the purpose of the Ark was to carry the Testimony of God. Now think about this. Just as many of the people of Israel didn’t recognise Messiah’s sacrifice that provided atonement, Miriam, like many others, was too caught-up in the tragedy of Yeshua’s death to see the fullness of God’s plan of redemption. She looked directly at the place where Jesus, our atonement, was placed and where two angels stood facing each other and still didn’t see what was in front of her eyes, until she was asked point blank, “Who are you looking for?”

Many, many “veiled” prophecies are placed in the Scriptures so that as events take place, we will recognise the plan of God being fulfilled before our eyes.

 

MISSIONARY COMMUNITIES

Repost of Missional Communities from kingdomink.com – check it out.

There is a reformation taking place and it is in the form of Missionary Communities! God is bringing us back to the relational aspect of the Christian faith! Togetherness, eating together with great love and fellowship for the body, being joined together in community and not just going to a Sunday service and going back home! It’s here!! The disciples in the first century were so one that they would greet one another with a holy kiss! I’m here to say that this reformation is the year of the Holy kiss! There is an intimate place of relational fellowship coming back! Within this fellowship there is a strong focus on mission “doing the stuff” snatching souls for the kingdom, healing the sick, the prophetic, discipleship, eating together and listening to the Holy Spirit to change cities, towns and nations!

The destiny of the Church is directly tied to how passionate she remains to her mission. -Mike Breen

Apart from the Sunday service a Missional Community is designed and formed of core leaders that do life together throughout the week, they are a family on a mission with a focus to change the city! They take care of One another because church is family and family takes care of each other. They spend time together and get to know each other. This is what the Holy Spirit wants! He wants us to be connected together as family, we don’t get that aspect of relationship just from attending a Sunday service. Deep down inside we all desire Community! Community is deeply rooted in the nature of God, when we are in relationship with each other we see Gods image in its full expression! We get to see the full movement of His body functioning! The new man is spiritual His very purpose is within His new creation!

In Acts 2:42-47 We get a glimpse of what it looked like to be family on mission within a Community.

Every believer was faithfully devoted to following the teachings of the apostles. Their hearts were mutually linked to one another, sharing communion and coming together regular for prayer. A deep sense of Holy awe swept over everyone, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold their assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them. Daily they met together in the temple courts and in one another’s homes to celebrate communion. They shared meals together with joyful hearts and tender humility. They were continually filled with praises to God, enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were coming to life.

So in essence God is bringing us back to relationship (the holy kiss spiritually speaking) so that we can walk in togetherness as one body. Through this I believe denominational boundaries will be destroyed, we are focused on the mission not the division. Some may ask how will this be done? It will be the working of the Holy Spirit! Denominations sever relationship and cause divisions. The apostle Paul said to the church in Ephesus to be “longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace for there is one body” Eph 4:-2-4

So what’s it gonna take? The Holy Spirit and Relationship! You don’t just stop talking to family if you have a disagreement, you accept them because they are family, how much more being believers in Christ!!

I have a dream that countless churches will be transformed from high-powered business organisations into spiritual families- Authentic Christ-centred communities- where the members know one another intimately, love one another unconditionally, bleed for one another deeply, and rejoice with one another unfailingly. -Frank Viola

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

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If it is actually possible to have a “Happy New Year”, WHO can make it happen, and HOW does one go about it?

The Psalmist gives us our answer.

Come and see what God has done:
HE is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
HE turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in HIMwho rules by HIS might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah” Psalm 66:5-7

What does Selah mean? It is a Hebrew word meaning a musical interlude; to pause and think about what was said or sung.

“By awesome deeds YOU answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;
the one who by HIS strength established the mountains,
being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples,
so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at YOUR signs.
YOU make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
YOU visit the earth and water it; YOU greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water; YOU provide their grain,
for so YOU have prepared it. YOU water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
YOU crown the year with your bounty;

LOOK TO YOUR CREATOR, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, THE ONE WHO MADE YOU IN HIS IMAGE. HE HAS PROVIDED THE WAY BACK  – JESUS PAID THE PRICE REQUIRED BY A HOLY GOD. HE DIED AND ROSE AGAIN THAT YOU AND I MAY BE BORN AGAIN INTO A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. HE ALONE MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR NOW AND FOR ETERNITY.

OUR BLESSED HOPE IS THE RETURN OF JESUS OUR KING

ANOTHER GREAT PRESENTATION FROM NELSON WALTERS: OUR BLESSED HOPE

Christians need to understand that Jesus told His disciples (Olivet Discourse in Matthew, Mark and Luke) that six events will precede His return. You need to know what they are.

PRESENTATION SUMMARY:.

  • The blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of Jesus are ONE event, not two
  • The word appearing is not one of the Greek words for rapture, but rather a word that means “appearing above or upon,” such as the appearing upon the clouds; and it always means appearance of a god
  • This word is also used in 2 Thess. 2:8 where it says Jesus will diminish the power of the Antichrist upon his appearance. This can only mean that the Antichrist is already in power prior to the appearing of Jesus
  • Our hope is Jesus no matter what persecution may intervene. We have a blessed hope even if we must endure the Tribulation period.

So rather than being a proof text for the pretrib. rapture, Titus 2:13 and the accompanying word study are actually a proof text disproving the pretrib. rapture. How can the hope of Christians be the appearing on the clouds and the diminishing of Antichrist power, if there is a pretrib. rapture. Both cannot be true. I’ll chose to believe the Bible and Titus 2:13.

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GET EQUIPPED FOR CHURCH IN THE LAST DAYS

Be encouraged by what God is doing through the Last Reformation movement. Church as described in the Book of Acts is what will survive and stay strong in the face of tribulation. Young people need to see the reality of God as described here. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit will be operating in the “last days” church.

A MESSAGE FOR CHRISTIAN SENIORS.

Fruitful Seniors

“And now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.”
Joshua 14:10-11

Like Joshua, Caleb was such a senior. The Bible says in his 85th year he was as strong as he was 45 years earlier when Moses sent him, along with Joshua and 10 other men, to spy out the land of Canaan (Numbers 13). All the men were likely fit at age 40—after all, they had just walked from Egypt through the wilderness to Kadesh. But how many were just as fit 45 years later?

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Perhaps Caleb was inspired by Moses who died at 120 years: “His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigour diminished” (Deuteronomy 34:7).

Our senior years should be as fruitful and productive as our younger years.

Be a good steward of your health. Plan on being able to serve God faithfully, until He calls you home. Retirement is not Biblical.

God will empower you to do the work, He calls you to do. Christians; you already have the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit received when you were born again. Jesus paid the price to redeem you, so your Heavenly Father could send the Holy Spirit to produce the “fruit of the Spirit” in your life, and to give you the gifts of the Holy Spirit as needed for ministry. You are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Is He directing your path, your steps? Notice all three persons of the Trinity were involved in your redemption.

At 81, I know in my own strength I can do nothing of eternal value. You need to come to that place of total dependence on Him then God can use you. I guess it is easier at 81, to not be concerned with worldly agendas, but it is amazing how easy it is for the enemy to get you side tracked with things that look good, even ministry focused, but not God’s call. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO JESUS SECOND COMING WITH GREAT JOY AND EXPECTATION?

The phrase, “come like a thief,” occurs only 5 times and always refers to the return of Jesus at the arrival of the Day of the Lord. Check them out – 1 Thes. 5:2, 4; 2 Pet. 3:10; Rev. 3:3; Rev. 16:15. The use of this term originated based on the parable Jesus taught: 

“But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. “For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect it.”Matt. 24:43-44)

This exhortation and warning follows upon His teaching that when you see the “signs” of the great tribulation, you will know that His coming is right at the door, just like we know that summer is near when we see leaves on the trees. (Luke 21:29).

But He immediately tells us that no one knows the day or hour of His coming. In other words, we can know the “season” of His coming, when He will be “right at the door,” but we cannot know the exact day of His coming. Thus the exhortation for watchfulness so we might be prepared when God brings that arrival of Jesus “in His own timing” (1 Tim. 6:15).

Jesus did not teach imminence here. He taught that the events of the tribulation would precede His coming and that once those events transpire, we should know that He is right at the door and we should “be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming,” (Mat. 24:42).

But our watchfulness should not be out of fear or sorrow, but out of great joy and expectation, knowing that at His arrival He will take us to Himself so that then we shall ever be with the Lord. That is why Paul calls this “the blessed hope” (Lit: the HAPPY confidence, Titus 2:13)).

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He will come like a thief, only to those who are unprepared. But for the believer, walking in fellowship with God, they “are not in darkness that the day should overtake you like a thief,” (1 Thes. 5:4). Accordingly, Paul immediately follows that up with an exhortation to all believers including himself, to “not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and balanced,” (2 Thes. 5:6).

The exhortation then is to watchfulness and preparedness, not in view of an “any moment” coming of Jesus, but in view of the DANGER of not being ready when “the signs” come on the scene.

All the words used to encourage our watchfulness communicate the attitude of “expectation” and the strong emotion of longing, in view of His promised arrival, not in view of an “any moment” arrival.

No, Jesus did not teach imminence at Matthew 24. Instead, He taught that specific events had to occur first. Peter knew and understood this. And he even knew that the Lord would not come during his lifetime.

Thus, he exhorts the recipients of his letter, to be diligent to maintain holy conduct and godliness (2 Pet. 3:11) and to be found in Him, in peace, spotless and blameless,” (v.14) so that just like John warns, “we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming,” (1 John 2:28).

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him {be} the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Pet. 3:17-18)

Peter did not teach imminence in chapter three. He taught the need for growth, preparation and watchfulness,

“looking for and promoting the coming of the day of God,”

Imminence is only a valid concept once the SEASON that Jesus taught about arrives. Once that season is here; once the events of the tribulation have begun, it is then and only then, that He can come as a thief at some unknown day and hour. Accordingly, the promises for watchfulness teach that the Lord could come in ANY generation as long as the prerequisite “signs of summer” occur.

Pretribbers fail to separate the arrival of Jesus TO the earth in the clouds of the sky, which IS the second coming, from the descent of Jesus ONTO the earth sometime later after the wrath of God is poured out in the trumpet and bowl judgements, which is NOT the second coming, but an event that occurs DURING the second advent.

And what we are looking for is the GLORIOUS appearing of Jesus, which is the SECOND COMING. The second coming and the rapture are NOT two different “events” – unless one wants to list the various things that happen after Jesus arrives in the clouds of the sky as several different events. But then, one must recognise that the second coming is the ONE ARRIVAL of Jesus, which begins a time period known as His parousia or His presence in this earthly arena, which is also known as The Day of The Lord. And that during that parousia, there are several events that will occur. The first event is the rapture and his return with the Saints to win the battle of Armageddon is an event down the list, and not even the final event, for the separation of the sheep and the goats is the final event prior to the official start of the millennial kingdom.