The Day of Trumpets is to be a day on which a sound is to go up memorializing the greatness and faithfulness of the LORD! The sound of the shofar also speaks of the Source of our redemption. It was through a ram caught in a thicket by its horn (from whence is made a shofar) that God “provided the lamb” to take the place of Isaac on Mount Moriah. We believe that it is this relation to the “Lamb of God” who carries away the sin of the world.
“‘As I live,’ swears Adonai ELOHIM, ‘I take no pleasure in having the wicked person die, but in having the wicked person turn from his way and live. So repent! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die.”
Last month, after I spoke about Israel at a Bible study, one of the ladies there asked me whether the name Jesus came from Zeus. No, it does not. As Dr. Michael Brown points out, “The original Hebrew-Aramaic name of Jesus is Yeshua, which is short for Yehoshua (Joshua), just as Sammy is short for Samuel.”
Witnesses saw two men strike with a car a British soldier on his way back to the barracks. The two men were seen then hacking at the soldier with knives and a cleaver. After killing the soldier, one of the attackers made a statement of motive to a filming bystander. In the video, the attacker’s hands are vividly red with blood, holding the murder weapons. These men who killed this soldier are not the enemy. They are captives of Satan, doing his bidding whether by persuasion or deception. The enemy is the fallen angel now known as Satan.
Last November, the United Nations voted 138-9 to declare Palestine a (nonmember observer) state with East Jerusalem as its capital. If you are a Bible-believer, you MUST come to terms with the truth that Israel is God’s land and he gave it to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac. While the Land has been divided throughout history under various circumstances, we have a unique situation that begs our attention. The world has voted to divide Jerusalem. God is clear. There are consequences for dividing the Land and for exploiting and persecuting the Jews.