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So imagine my surprise, when both my pastors (local and online), preached this week on Spiritual warfare, I think God is laying this on out hearts and wants us to join the battle through prayer.  Great update from JD this week, on what we are seeing and what we need to turn out attention to.

Some notes and highlights:

8 min mark – Attack on teaching whole counsel of the word of God.  Bible Prophecy, teaching too much, stop teaching Ezekiel 38 (heaven forbid!!)

17 min mark – Mocking of the coming (2 Peter 3:3-10)

20 min mark – Clean of all blood on my hands (Acts 20:26-28) Because he preached the Word.

21 min mark – Not put up with sound doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16-4:5) – “Preach the Word”

26 min mark – Be a Faithful Watchman

27 min mark – Israel’s top govt official encouraging all Jews to read through the entire bible.

29 min mark – Joel Rosenberg – Why pastors are not teaching Bible Prophecy?

  1. Lack in belief in the power of God’s Word
  2. Lack of training in Bible Prophecy
  3. Fear of being lumped in with prophecy nuts
  4. Because lack of understanding of the times we live in (2 Peter 3)

Mathew 24 – 2 servant example – when master delayed His return.

38 min mark – Prophecies that are already underway or near fulfillment

Isaiah 17 – about to be fulfilled

Isaiah 19 – is being fulfilled right now

Ezekiel 38-39 – about to be fulfilled

Rapture could happen any hour, when you see these things begin to come to pass, look up, your redemption draws neigh.

Great, string of topics and very relevant today…

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

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It is such a slippery slope we are on, things are picking up speed as we hurl toward Christ’s return.  You can see the hedge of protection being lifted all around us as our society truly becomes a non-christian society.  The speed of events is simply overwhelming.

As I have read articles over the last few weeks (some listed below), I am shocked by the speed of events, even though I know they are coming I still find myself taken aback.  We must reach out to the lost and spiritually captive before it is too late.  Be the light during these dark times.  Simplify our lives, become not of this world but merely living in it as a beacon of light because the end is drawing near and will be upon us when they do not expect it, in the blink of any eye.

Matthew 24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Signs of Christ’s Return

24 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”

As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Hidden camera: ‘Gays’ admit they’re not ‘born that way’
Many of the “gays” he interviewed, he says, not only were molested in their youth but went on to become molesters themselves.

Muslim Terrorist Beheads Man in France Attack
A Muslim terrorist attacked a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and wounding at least two others with explosive devices before being arrested.

Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’
The Vatican on Friday signed an historic first accord with “Palestine,” two years after officially recognizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. Signing international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA.

Earth’s weakening ‘magnetic shield’ could see life WIPED OUT as skin cancer levels soar
Researchers have warned if it weakens further or were completely eroded away, radiation levels reaching our planet’s surface would double – leading to a huge spike in deaths from skin cancer.   (more…)

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ISIS Turning Old Enemies into Awkward Allies
The fight against the Islamic militant group ISIS has alarmed so many governments and religious groups that it has been turning old enmities into an awkward tangle of alliances, most of them not publicly acknowledged.

I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders
Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted. The Russian president reportedly made the threat to the European Commission president during talks on the Ukraine crisis.

Libya militias ‘seize ministries’ as al-Thinni reappointed
Libya’s militias have captured most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government has said. Armed men had blocked staff from entering offices, it added in a statement. On Sunday, militiamen seized the US embassy, with videos showing cheering men diving from a balcony into a swimming pool.

Russia ‘to alter military doctrine towards Nato’
Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated military strategy. Nato said on Monday it would boost its presence in eastern Europe to protect its members.

Ebola outbreak: West Africa food harvests ‘at risk’
The Ebola outbreak is putting food harvests in West Africa “at serious risk”, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns. It has raised a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries worst affected. Rice and maize production will be particularly affected during the coming harvest season, says the FAO.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘seize’ Bama town in Borno
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has seized the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents say. Thousands of civilians have fled the town, along with soldiers, they added. However, military sources said the army was still in control of Bama, the second biggest town in Borno state.

Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity
Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity. About 40 explosions were registered on Monday and even though their intensity diminished, experts have not ruled out a renewed sudden increase. An ash cloud up to 3km (1.8 miles) in height has been rising from the volcano over the past few days.

Mexican state of Coahuila approves same-sex marriage
The northern state of Coahuila has become the second region in Mexico to officially allow same-sex marriage. Coahuila’s congress approved changes to the civil code which give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples, including adoption. In Mexico, laws on same-sex unions fall under state legislation, and a number of them have divergent rules.

US army attacks terrorists in Somalia
US military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, a US Department of Defense spokesman said. “We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

Did Joel Osteen’s wife commit ‘blasphemy’?
“She honestly believes that God exists to make us happy rather than holy,” Camp said. “She honestly believes that worship is about our fulfillment rather than His glory. That’s the bottom issue here.”

White House Scrambles to Defend ‘No Strategy’ on IS Line
Obama’s remarks Thursday drew ridicule, when he said “we don’t have a strategy yet,” and that “what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we are at than we currently are.”

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

Read Full Post »

This is just a small sample of the headlines out there over the last three days, it is impossible to keep up (not that you would know that from mainstream media) though even some of these are beginning to seep into the main stream although with a much different “spin”.

Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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The One Question About Ebola That Nobody Can Seem To Answer
How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus? That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer. The World Health Organization is reporting this as a fact, but no explanation is given as to why this is happening. We are just assured that Ebola “is not airborne” and that getting infected “requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person”.

UN puts new momentum behind its radical green agenda for ‘climate change’
The United Nations is putting new momentum behind the radical green effort to reduce global carbon emissions and drastically reshape the world’s economy

Putin threatens to break Ukraine’s blockade of Donetsk as rebels vow ‘another Stalingrad’
As Kiev tightened the vise on the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, surrounding the eastern city and cutting off supply routes and all roads in, the Kremlin floated plans to send a “humanitarian” convoy through to help embattled pro-Russian insurgents.

Islamic State Funds Caliphate With Mosul Dam as Terror Spreads
Islamic State militants who last week captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, had one demand for workers: Keep it going. …Islamic State’s rampage through northern Iraq has inspired terror as stories spread of beheadings and crucifixions. At the same time, its fighters are capturing the strategic assets needed to fund the Islamic caliphate…and strengthen its grip on the territory already captured.

Glass doors vandalized at House of Israel
Glass doors were shattered by rocks at a cottage that showcases Israeli history and culture in San Diego, a regional director for the Anti-Defamation League said Sunday. The damage was first discovered Saturday morning at the House of Israel in Balboa Park, according to Tammy Gillies of the Anti-Defamation League. She said there was no message left behind and nothing else to indicate the reasoning behind the actions.

I guess it’s Islamophobic to report this
This 2-minute report from New Jersey serves to prove that Islamic terrorism is here on our shores. The black ISIS flag was flown right next to the Turkish flag – that’s the red one with the crescent. And in case you’ve missed it, Turkey has taken a turn towards Islamism under Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan, Barack Obama’s friend.

Stirring The Pot: DOJ Sends ‘Marshals’ To ‘Coach’ The Protesters In Ferguson
“Protest marshals” from the same Department of Justice division that organized protests against George Zimmerman in the aftermath of the shooting of Trayvon Martin have been deployed to the troubled city.

Judaism: The Temple Institute on the Parsha: The Land is Ours
Video. The land of Israel – every grain of it – belongs to the people of Israel. It was given to them by G-d in his covenant with Abraham.

Nasrallah: Islamic State is a monster coming to devour region
In the second part of an interview to Al-Akhbar, the Hezbollah leader called the group and “uncontrollable monster conducting horrible massacres,” and said “They have no reservations: Not ideological, not moral, not religious and not human.”

Growing number of atheist churches’ in Bible Belt
‘People hear about it and email saying, ‘I’ve been waiting for this my entire life”

Palestinian officials: War behind us, Gaza ceasefire deal imminent
Deal reportedly reached to see calm in Gaza extended based on two-pronged formula: Ceasefire in return for rehabilitation of Gaza and redevelopment in return for demilitarization; meanwhile, Israeli Cabinet convenes, Islamic Jihad says: War has ended.

Ferguson focus turns from riots to militarized cops
“Why armored vehicles in a Midwestern inner suburb? Why would cops wear camouflage gear against a terrain patterned by convenience stores and beauty parlors? Why are the authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, so given to quasi-martial crowd control methods (such as bans on walking on the street) and, per the reporting of Riverfront Times, the firing of tear gas at people in their own yards?”

Ebola outbreak scale ‘vastly underestimated’ – WHO
“[WHO] staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak,” the organization wrote on its website. While no new cases surfaced, the outbreak is expected to continue “for some time” in West African states affected by the virus, the WHO said, adding that the “operational response plan extends over the next several months.”

Allen West Declares Obama An Islamist
Former Florida Rep. Allen West declared President Obama an Islamist who is intentionally working against the security of the United States.

Bibles are back in Navy Lodges, for now
The Navy has decided to put Bibles back in Navy Lodge rooms while leaders review policy on keeping donated Bibles in Navy Lodge guest rooms. The Aug. 14 announcement followed a widespread backlash from religious, conservative and veterans organizations after officials with Navy Exchange Service Command ordered the Bibles removed in June.

Has Russia invaded? Ukraine enters a critical state
A column of Russian armored personnel carriers (APCs) has reportedly crossed Russia’s border with Ukraine. The APCs had earlier been seen traveling alongside a supposed Russian humanitarian convoy headed towards Ukraine’s conflict-torn east. Evidence of Russian troop movement over the border supports the Ukrainian claim that Russian soldiers have been actively supporting pro-Moscow separatist militants in the region.

Earthquake jolts southwest of Turkey
An earthquake measuring four on the Richter scale occurred in Bodrum Province in southwestern Turkey, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 15. The earthquake occurred at 07:00 local time Aug. 15, according Kandilli Observatory of the Bogazici University and the Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey.

Study Reveals Most American Pastors Silent on Current Issues Despite Biblical Beliefs
Most pastors believe that the Bible addresses the current issues of the day, but few speak about them from behind the pulpit, according to a recent study from a prominent research organization.

Ferguson shooting: US police armed with 93,763 new machine guns
If Ferguson, Missouri, looks like a war zone, that may be because its police force is armed to the teeth with military equipment. In photographs from this week’s protests, officers can be seen toting assault rifles, wearing gas masks and body armour loaded with extra ammunition magazines, and riding around in mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers.

…11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
…It may make for bleak reading, but of the 162 countries covered by the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) latest study, just 11 were not involved in conflict of one kind or another. Worse still, the world as a whole has been getting incrementally less peaceful every year since 2007 – sharply bucking a trend that had seen a global move away from conflict since the end of the Second World War.

DOCUMENT: Homeland Security Predicts Rise of ‘Anti-Government’ Violence
A leaked document from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office… predicts increased “anti-government violence over the next year.” …DHS’s seven-page report…points to …murders of two Las Vegas law enforcement officers as evidence that there is a “growing trend of anti-government violence compared to the previous four years…” and the “perceived victory at Bunkervile” will “likely prompt more violence.”

Iraq crisis: Philip Hammond says UK would consider arming Kurds
The UK would “consider favourably” any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed. Kurdish forces are fighting militant group Islamic State (IS), which has seized large parts of northern Iraq. France and the United States have already supplied them arms.

Does George Soros know something we don’t about the S&P 500?
Among the highlights, Soros Fund Management increased a bear-call bet on the S&P 500 in a huge way. The fund lifted a put position — a bet the market will go lower — on the S&P 500 ETF SPY +0.35% to its biggest size yet, in terms of value and portfolio percentage, making a 605% leap over the previous quarter.

Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police
Soldiers and police are supposed to be different. … Police look inward. They’re supposed to protect their fellow citizens from criminals, and to maintain order with a minimum of force. It’s the difference between Audie Murphy and Andy Griffith. But nowadays, police are looking, and acting, more like soldiers than cops, with bad consequences. And those who suffer the consequences are usually innocent civilians.

Iraq crisis: Maliki quits as PM to end deadlock
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has stepped aside, ending political deadlock in Baghdad as the government struggles against insurgents. He resigned on state TV to make way for Haider al-Abadi, who was asked by Iraq’s president to form a government.

Syrian troops seize contested Damascus suburb
Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly moving to crush pockets of resistance in the surrounding countryside, activists and state media said.

Here’s Why Russia Has Sent $13 Billion Worth Of Weaponry To India In Recent Years
Russia has sent an extraordinary amount of weaponry to India, which was the world’s largest arms importer in 2013. Vladimir Putin’s government has been aggressive in its stance towards Europe and the west — while cultivating one of the developing world’s emerging powers as the leading recipient of Russian arms.

Watch: ‘CHRISTIANS UNDER ATTACK’ On Fox News
Tonight, Franklin Graham will appear with Greta Van Susteren on CHRISTIANS UNDER ATTACK, a special that will air at 7 p.m. Eastern on the Fox News Channel.

Ebola In Ghana? Two Liberians Show Signs Of It At Kasoa
…two persons, currently admitted at the Kasoa Poly Clinic, have shown signs of it. The two, according Peace FM’s Central Regional correspondent, Seth Mantey are from Liberia and have been residing at the Kosoa Buduburam refugee camp with their families.

Kingdom Circles, the Kingdom, and the Church
Firstly, nowhere in scripture is the Kingdom of God described as intersecting to share common ground with any other entity. It is clear from Colossians 1:13-14 that there are only two kingdoms, domains, or authorities. One is the kingdom of the devil and the other is the Kingdom of God. These kingdoms do not interconnect with one another.

Report: US halted weapons transfer to Israel during Gaza offensive
Amid diplomatic tensions between US President Barack Obama’s administration and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the US halted a shipment of air-to-ground missiles to Israel last month during Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

NSA bot MonsterMind can wage cyberwar on its own – Snowden
The US National Security Agency owns a “MonsterMind” program designed to prevent foreign cyberattacks and, also, automatically strike back, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden told Wired magazine. MonsterMind – unlike similar schemes that have existed for many years now – would also be capable to fire back at such attacks without any human intervention…

Russian conducts military exercises in disputed islands
Today, Russia announced that it was conducting military exercises not only in the Kurils but on the islands claimed by Japan.

Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq
The current crisis in Iraq that has caused Barack Obama to flee Washington and responsibility for Martha’s Vineyard in search of a perfect tee-time . There are many causes for the current mess, most of them can inevitably be traced back to Obama.

Minor Earthquake Reported in Connecticut
Some residents in southern Connecticut say they were awoken by their homes shaking, and the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a minor earthquake.

DigitalGlobe launches super-sharp WorldView-3 Earth imager
The most powerful commercial imaging satellite ever built has just gone into orbit from California, US. DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 spacecraft will return pictures of the Earth’s surface down to a resolution of 31cm. Until recently, the company was restricted to selling images sharper than 50cm only to the US government.

Iraq crisis: UK says situation ‘still desperate’
The plight of Iraqis trapped on Mount Sinjar by Islamist fighters remains “desperate” but a rescue is now “less likely”, the UK has said. International Development Secretary Justine Greening said the latest US inspection found fewer Yazidi refugees than expected and those remaining were in a better condition than feared.

Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided
Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza.

Why is Turkey supporting Islamic State fighters in Iraq?
Now that U.S. forces are engaged in combat operations against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the Obama administration must press ISIS on all fronts, targeting its financing, logistics, and weapons providers. Turkey — America’s ally and NATO member — is allegedly involved. Clarifying Turkey’s role would serve U.S.-Turkey relations.

Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’
While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha’s Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters.

“The Future of America, Israel & the Middle East in the Light of Scripture.”
America faces the implosion because we face divine judgment for murdering so many unborn children.

New York City man at center of Ebola scare speaks out
“They gave me a mask. They took me into the isolation room and shut the door. I was there for about three days. I was transferred to a special ICU and only one nurse and one doctor could visit. They wore space suits.

This Computer Chip Can Think Like a Human Brain
Researchers for the computer hardware giant have developed a postage-stamp-size chip, equipped with 5.4 billion transistors, that is capable of simulating 1 million neurons and 256 million neural connections, or synapses. In addition to mimicking the brain’s processing by themselves, individual chips can be connected together like tiles, similar to how circuits are linked in the human brain

Pro-Pot Push: The Next Gay Marriage
Marijuana legalization, its backers say, is the new gay marriage, on an unstoppable path to social and legal acceptance. “It’s turned quite quickly,” says Erik Altieri, communications director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. “More and more Americans are waking up to the failure of marijuana prohibition.”

Virus is found in 14 Kansas City area newborns
Health authorities on both sides of the state line are investigating infections among 14 Kansas City area infants with a virus that can cause meningitis, as well as widespread inflammation, serious enough to require intensive care. The condition of the infants was not immediately available, but many have had to be hospitalized.

A Massive ‘Red Tide’ Is Threatening Florida Beaches — and Scientists Haven’t Seen One So Large in Nearly a Decade
A toxic red tide blooming off the coast of Florida has killed about one-thousand sea creatures and may soon pose a minor health threat to humans. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the red tide occurs when Karenia brevis, a microscopic algae, begins to multiply quickly in numbers.

Rare Event Captured In Region Around A Supermassive Black Hole
An extreme and rare event in the region of space immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole has been captured by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The corona of the black hole, a compact source of X-rays that is situated nearby, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days.

Russian humanitarian aid convoy pushes south to Ukraine
Russian lorries taking aid to conflict-hit east Ukraine have started a second day of their journey. The convoy of almost 300 vehicles stopped overnight in the southern city of Voronezh, and is due to arrive at the Ukraine border later on Wednesday. Uncertainty remains about how the aid will be delivered, amid fears Russia could use the convoy as a pretext for military action in Ukraine.

Japan angry at Russian army drills on disputed islands
Japan says it will strongly protest to Russia over military exercises it is staging on disputed islands off northern Japan. The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the drills were totally unacceptable. He has been trying to improve relations with Russia at a time of high tension with China over other islands, but has angered Moscow by backing sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes southwest Mexico, no damage reported
An emergency services official in Pinotepa told Reuters that no damage had been reported by its patrols, and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said on his Twitter feed there had been no damage in the capital, Mexico City.

Magnitude-5.1 quake rattles Ecuadorian capital
The powerful quake caused landslides in a number of sandpits and hills in the area, which sent up a dust cloud that was easily observed from the capital.

5.4-magnitude earthquake rattles Guam, Rota
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake’s center was located 23 miles southwest of Rota at a depth of 62 miles.

Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized
An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers — even at the risk of killing them — is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.

Ogallala Aquifer’s dramatic drying sows deep concerns for High Plains agriculture
The Ogallala Aquifer across the region has dropped about 325 billion gallons every year for at least the past four decades. To put that number into perspective, the roughly 1-foot annual drop in the aquifer is more than enough to supply all of Lubbock’s municipal water needs for 25 years.

In North Korea, a church renovated, missionaries jailed
Tucked between trees and paddy fields in a quiet suburb in the west of Pyongyang, Chilgol Church is one of four state-operated churches in the capital of a country that espouses freedom of religion but effectively bans it.

U.S. sends 130 more troops to Iraq
Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team
Israel lashed out on Tuesday after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive. Related Stories Clock ticks down to end of Gaza truce deadline AFP Clooney’s fiancee opts not to join UN Gaza probe team AFP Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes AFP Israel Ready To Continue Gaza War After Tunnels Razed: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Huffington Post Israel has the right to defend itself. What about the Palestinians? The Week (RSS) Canadian international lawyer William Schabas, who will head the commission, is widely regarded in Israel as being hostile to the Jewish state over reported calls to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the International Criminal Court.

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

It is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  To learn more check out the following link.

Read Full Post »

Can you feel it?  I feel it deep down in my soul.  Evil is on the march and at every turn is taking over our society, this world.  What is good is called evil and what is evil is considered good.  The deception is so great and so many are decieved.  They are so deceived it is hard to know where to begin in trying to unravel the deception that has been cast upon them. 

Where can we turn?  Where should we turn?  To God, usually the last place we turn, unfortunately, but He has promised us peace and comfort if we will turn back to Him.

We can rest assured that however great the evil is that is now enveloping the world, God is greater.  He has overcome this world and will be coming back soon for His bride, the church – true believers in Christ.  Those that hold firmly to Christ’s words:

John 14:5-7

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Oneness with the Father

If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” (emphasis mine)

You can not get any clearer than that statement.  He did not say “I am A way, and A truth, and A life…”  No He is THE Way, and THE Truth, and THE Life.  That is the truth we must accept and humble ourselves before Him, laying our pride and worldly desires aside, and follow Him.

It is our blessed hope, our blessed assurance that we are not destined to suffer through the times ahead but to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, in heaven – our true home.

 

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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20 Obama Quotes About Islam Contrasted With 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity
You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has ever uttered in public. A few of these have been widely circulated, but most of them are very obscure. Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout his political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical Christianity and he has a very long history of anti-Christian actions.  

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent
Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening.  

Help is not on the way: Christian Egyptians still under attack
Violence specifically targeting Christians in Egypt has reached a level not seen for many centuries, says Todd Daniels with International Christian Concern. “There continues to be issues of attacks on property owned by Christians,” says Daniels, and now reports of kidnappings of children are coming from the country.  

Lebanese Encroachment on Israeli Waters Could Lead to War
srael is being advised to take legal, and possibly even military action in response to Lebanon’s issuing of an offshore energy exploration license that encroaches on Israel’s territorial waters. international law experts are telling Israel that it must respond—either in court or through military force—or risk losing some of its maritime territory. The areas in question are indeed rich in natural gas, Israel has already discovered massive offshore deposits.  

Pope Francis to ‘rip up and rewrite’ Vatican constitution
“Cardinal Maradiaga is hinting that the Pope is asking the fundamental question: What can be decided in Rome and what at local level? How can the Roman Curia serve bishops instead of being an office of censure and control?”  

Israelis and Palestinians aim to negotiate a ‘final’ peace deal after positive talks
Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced.  

A New Muslim Vision: Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple Together
As a devout Muslim, it would be a joy for me to see Prophet Solomon’s Temple rebuilt as well. No, you did not hear me wrong. Prophet Solomon’s Temple being rebuilt in all its magnificence and glory would be a great delight for me, as it would be to any Muslim. Under different circumstances, in an atmosphere of trust, love and brotherhood, Muslims would welcome this with enthusiasm. The Temple of Solomon is also a historically important place, and rebuilding it would be a wonderful occasion for all believers to contemplate.  

How Long Do We Have Before Seeing Hyperinflation? One Expert’s Answer May Frighten You
That layering, he said, or the “recipe” for hyperinflation, is: 1) Economic Implosion 2) Collapse in tax revenues 3) Raise taxes 4) Lenders unwilling 5) Austerity or print Beck seemed shocked by the list, saying all five have occurred.  

‘Unbiblical’: Jim Wallis Lambastes ‘Political Extremists’ Responsible for the Gov’t Shutdown — and Warns of God’s Judgement
Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, is joining a chorus of Americans who are frustrated over the government shutdown. In a video monologue this week, he unleashed his views on the matter, calling the closure “unbiblical” and hitting back at the “political extremists” he believes are responsible for it.  

Liberal media huddles to re-hype global warming
Journalists from left-leaning news sites are meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., to discuss whether or not they have “blown it” when it comes to global warming coverage and how they can better portray the seriousness of the issue.  

Israel’s Worst Fears Coming True As Obama And Iran Get Cozy
Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don’t be fooled by Tehran’s new leadership.  

Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed
A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy… “I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.”  

NBC Set To Spend The Week As Obama’s Personal Propaganda Machine
If you tune in to NBC News this week, prepare to be dazzled by wall-to-wall Obamacare gush coverage. The network announced Friday that it has scheduled a special series of programs and reports to begin this week to “help Americans get the most out of the Affordable Care Act.”  

The Coming Common Core Disaster
The new national education standards adopted by 45 States and the District of Columbia and now slipping into America’s schools are a collectivist’s dream. Called Common Core, it is an attempt to create a Federally controlled education system designed to turn children into mind-numbed drones devoid of imagination and inculcated with a progressive culture of redistributionist economics, social justice, the mainstreaming of perverted lifestyles, secular humanism and radical environmentalism.  

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There is a lot going on, things have definitely sped up.  Some of these headlines may seem small but they are the beginning and feed into the big picture of what is happening all around us, that most that are asleep, have no idea are occurring as they are too distracted with the things of this world.

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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Christian Persecution

Egypt’s coup puts fearful Christians in a corner
It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult.  

Surprise! IRS assault on churches started with Holder
The seeds of the IRS targeting of conservative groups were planted by Eric Holder in 2001 when as deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton he convinced incoming Attorney General John Ashcroft to seize the building of a conservative megachurch, says the church’s retired pastor.  

Shameful: Even Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is ‘silent’
..you know “it’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” when Russian president Vladimir Putin becomes the leading voice for stopping the violent persecutions against Christians while the president of the United States stands silent.  

One World Government / Oligarchy / Police State

Congress Gets Their Obamacare Exemption
When Congress passed the health reform law known as Obamacare in 2010, an amendment required that lawmakers and their staff members purchase health insurance through the online exchanges that the law created. They would lose generous coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.  

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Some major headlines this week, things are continuing to accelerate. 

I was really shocked at some of the headlines myself and had to jump in immediately and read the full story and beyond…

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Obama only wants military leaders who ‘will fire on U.S. citizens’
“The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.” Those who will not are being removed.  

Obama’s Inaugural: If God ‘Truly’ Created Us Equal, Homosexual ‘Love’ is Equal as Well
Obama opened his second inaugural address by quoting the statement from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.” He then went on to say that if men were in fact created equal, then homosexual “love” must be equal as well.

Hope starts to re-emerge at the 2013 Davos World Economic Forum
The Davos World Economic Forum is gearing up with, apparently, more world leaders attending than in recent years: there are some 50 heads of state and gov’t expected. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev is to open the forum, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian PM Mario Monti and British PM David Cameron are all said to be coming. – the mood this year is a little more optimistic. Setting the tone a few weeks ago, Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF, published an e-book entitled, “The re-emergence of Europe.”  

Is martial law imminent?
A somewhat disturbing ad recently appeared on internet employment sites, the ad in question was placed by the National Guard. Apparently, the Guard is now looking for people to work at internment camps. Here is the ad as it appeared: “As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers. This will require you to know proper procedures and military law; and have the ability to think quickly in high-stress situations.  

Inauguration posters liken Obama to Jesus
Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.”  

40th anniversary: Remember the children
On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, the Republican Coalition for Life is sending people to abortion clinics to remember the day in a special way.

Report: U.S. policy goal was to retain military ties with Cairo’s new Islamist government
The Congressional Research Service asserted that the administration of …Obama and Congress have been closely monitoring the massive protests against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. In a report, CRS said Washington has set military cooperation as a priority in relations with Cairo.  

Merkel and Hollande dream of EU ‘utopia’
The leaders of Germany and France encouraged young people to be “utopian” and dream of a European federal state with common taxation, on the eve of festivities on Tuesday (22 January) marking the 50th anniversary of the Elysee peace treaty. “When the Elysee treaty was signed, 50 years ago, we were both eight years old. I was in East Germany at the time and who would of thought we will be here one day,”  

Obama-Netanyahu relationship is ‘most dysfunctional’ ever
US president and Israeli prime minister have never been as deeply at odds and for so long, says former top US diplomat.  

Gimpel has said Dome of the Rock ‘doesn’t belong there,’ but not that it must be blown up
Fending off a frenzy of political criticism over a 2011 speech in which he appeared to speak with relish of the theoretical prospect of the Dome of Rock being “blown up” and a new Jewish Temple being built in its stead, prospective MK Jeremy Gimpel claimed in a TV interview on Sunday that he had actually been telling a joke meant to “parody” the extremists who want to destroy the 1,300-year-old Muslim shrine.  

Pastor Leads ‘Forward’ Chant at Obama Pre-Inauguration Church Service
it wasn’t enough to compare Obama with the founder of Judaism and the prophet of the Bible. Braxton added that Obama’s opponents were like the Biblical enemies of Moses, and that Obama would have to enter the battle because “sometimes enemies insist on doing it the hard way.”

Earthquakes in the world on January 20, 2013 (M4.5 or more)
Worldwide earthquakes M 4.4 or higher.  

NY Democrat pleads with Republican not to share document proposing confiscation of guns
Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin… has shared the information of a ‘secret’ Democrat proposal not simply to make the purchasing of the crudely monikered ‘assault weapons’ illegal in New York, but also to engage in a mass confiscation programme, removing Americans’ weapons from their possession. This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers.  

Snowpocalypse Russia: ‘Snow tsunami’ swallows streets, cars, buildings
While the snowstorms have caused inconvenience for large population centers in western Russia, they have been life-threatening further east in the country. The polar circle city of Norilsk has been buried under 10 feet of snow – entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight. Banks of snow were as high as two people put together, reaching the second-story windows of some apartment buildings. Cars, stores, garages were blocked. Norilsk metropolitan workers were forced to dig passageways through the snow banks to create access between the outside world and the barricaded city.  

Disarming Americans, Arming Terrorists
While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart. While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.

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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile.  He writes:

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5

What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law.  But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.  It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.

“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved.  It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.

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