God says in Hosea 4:6 that his people die because they lack knowledge. Knowing world events clues us in to where we are on the Biblical, prophetic time line. News should prompt us to pray for two things: that the eyes of the lost and deceived are opened to God’s love as expressed through the life and death and life of Yeshua and that God’s Kingdom come on earth.
Why so much Israel news? God always meant Israel to be an example to the nations, an example of His righteousness, His justice, His mercy, His love. She is also a signpost. Consider this. Zion, God’s other name of Jerusalem, means “signpost.” Messiah draws nigh. The events in Zion speak to that.
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VERY brief roundup of last week’s news. I know there is SO much happening in the world right now. But we who are safe in the West are very preoccupied — for better or for worse — with the Christmas holiday, family and the coming New Year.
Remember our persecuted brothers. That’s the reminder we got from Africa on Christmas Day.
RC: Pray for your Nigerian brothers whose Christmas has been shattered.
Bombs at Nigeria churches kill 27, attacks claimed by Islamists
Five bombs exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria, one killing at least 27 people, raising fears that Islamist militant group Boko Haram – which claimed responsibility – is trying to ignite sectarian civil war. Boko Haram wants to impose Islamic sharia law across a country of 160 million split roughly between Christians and Muslims.
- Angels Send Message Of Peace To Juarez, Mexico
Young evangelicals are dressing up in silver makeup and wings made from cast-off comforters to spread their message of peace in this violent border city. They say they’re no longer afraid of confronting murderers and corrupt police: “We’re in God’s hands.”
RC: A look at the end-times theology that drives the leadership in Iran
Why Iran’s Top Leaders Believe That the End of Days Has Come
Joel C. Rosenberg via FoxNews
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. To truly understand how just how dangerous Iran’s regime really is, American leaders need to better understand Shia eschatology.
RC: What an open door for the Jew to rediscover the Good News that Messiah has come and will come again!
A Jewish Perspective On The New Testament
The New Testament is constantly being re-interpreted from a variety of perspectives — from feminists, to socialists, to traditionalists; there’s even a version as seen through the prism of Star Wars. Now you can add to the collection The Jewish Annotated New Testament.
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