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My Vote For Donald Trump?

 

Donald-Trump-Hillary-Clinton-9001I have finally resolved my personal pain of conscience and my conflicted soul over being put in a place of having to choose “the lesser of two equally horrific evils”  nominated for President of these United States.

My conviction is that either candidate will absolutely take this country “deeper into the judgment of God” presently being manifest throughout our culture and society. This isn’t fatalism, it’s biblical realism! As is apparent to all who have eyes to see, divine judgment has already begun in the Church and is being severely unleashed upon our nation. These two Presidential nominees evidence the fact that we’ve crossed God’s own “red line”. 

The Apostle Peter lays this reality bare for us to see and apply: “It’s judgment time for God’s own family. We’re first in line. If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s Message!”  [1 Peter 4:17-19]

Interesting to that Peter is quoting from Ezekiel 9 where the Prophet declares that the beginning point of Judgment is God’s own Sanctuary and is then commanded to be unleashed upon society. 

Then the glory and brilliance of the God of Israel went up from the cherubim to the threshold of the [Lord’s] temple. And the Lord said, “Go through the midst of the city, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh [in distress] and grieve over all the repulsive acts which are being committed in it. But to the others I heard Him say, “Follow the [executioner] throughout the city and strike; do not let your eyes have pity and do not spare [anyone]…But  do not touch anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary.”  And He said to the executioners, “Defile the temple and fill its courtyards with the dead. Go out!” So they went out and struck down the people in the city.”

Dr Michael Brown recently wrote an interesting article entitled “Clinton,Trump,the Presidential Election  and The Sovereignty of God.  Michael states,”More than 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel declared that God “removes kings and sets up kings” (Dan. 2:21), and throughout the Old Testament, we see the Lord orchestrating history according to His plans, either to bless His obedient people or to judge His disobedient people.

Dr Brown poses a “concern” that lesser men would never broach. He asks the probing question,”What if Donald Trump was raised up by God to defeat 16 Republican candidates, some (if not most) of which could have readily defeated Hillary Clinton? What if he was raised up, not to become president, but to pave the way for a Hillary presidency?”

Selah!

[In the event some try to misinterpret this, let me be clear, I would NEVER vote for Hillary!  My Pro-Life conviction rules out any candidate from the Democrat party]

 

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Apostasy, Hard Sayings, Prophecy, Voting

 

Do Christians Really Believe In The Return Of Christ?

Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the year for many Christians – a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. bth_2nd-comingAccording to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years. Somewhat fewer (38%) say this definitely will not happen (10%) or probably will not happen (28%).PF_13_03_22_JesusReturn-02http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/US-Christians-Views-on-the-Return-of-Christ.aspx

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in eschatology, gospel, Prophecy

 

Jews And The Promised Land Of Israel

English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean...

English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean sea in the background, in Rishon LeZion. עברית: דגל ישראל בראשון לציון (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was raised in a home by God-fearing parents. Even before  their conversion later in life, they imparted a deep love for the Jews and the land of Israel.

My love for Israel flowed deeper after Christ conquered my life through the gospels regenerating power. He has allowed me the joy of traversing the land of Israel on two separate occasions and even now I anticipate a third trip for ministry in the near future.

With that  background, you can see why I sincerely appreciate John Pipers  relational communication to David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, concerning  Israel’s future and the promised land.

This is a good read!

Dear David,

Thank you for taking this happy initiative. I am eager to discuss Israel and the Promised Land with you. I love Jews for Jesus. Your leadership, and Moishe Rosen’s before you, have been for me a cause for continual thanksgiving. “To the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Rom. 1:16) has never ceased to carry weight with me. I pray we will never lose Paul’s passion in Romans 10:1: “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”

We both agree that the way God chose to bring all the nations under the sway of King Jesus is astonishing. After sketching it, Paul praised God, “How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Rom. 11:33).

  • First, God chose Israel. “The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth” (Deut. 7:6).
  • Then, for 2,000 years, he focused his saving work mainly on Israel, “allowing all the nations to walk in their own ways” (Acts 14:16).
  • Then he sent Jesus, the Messiah, to Israel, knowing they would crucify him, so that the Gentiles might “receive mercy because of their [Israel’s] disobedience” (Rom. 11:30).
  • And then, lest we Gentiles think we are the end of the story, Paul told us that Israel “has now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you [Gentiles] they [Israel] also may now receive mercy” (Rom. 11:31).
  • And the point of it all? To show that “from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” (Rom. 11:36).

What was Paul’s response to this flabbergasting way of saving the world? Unsearchable! Inscrutable! “Who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” (Rom. 11:34).

So, you are right. I believe God has a future for ethnic Israel. And we agree this is not because there are two tracks to glory or two different covenants of grace. Rather, corporate Israel will be saved in the end because she will be grafted back into the same covenant tree with all of us wild olive branches (Rom. 11:16–24). Both Jews and Gentiles become heirs of the promise of Abraham in the same way: “If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Gal. 3:29).

So I am persuaded with J. C. Ryle that Israel, as a people, will someday be converted to the Messiah and saved:

They are kept separate that they may finally be saved, converted and restored to their own land. They are reserved and preserved, in order that God may show in them as on a platform, to angels and men, how greatly he hates sin, and yet how greatly he can forgive, and how greatly he can convert. Never will that be realized as it will in that day when “all Israel shall be saved.” (Are You Ready for the End of Time? pp. 137–138)

Moreover, I also believe the promise of the Land to this redeemed ethnic Israel is both conditional and irrevocable. Irrevocable means they will finally have it as a special dwelling place when the Deliverer comes from Zion and banishes ungodliness from Jacob (Rom. 11:26).

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/juneweb-only/john-piper-responds-to-david-brickner-israel.html

 
 
 
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