The Word: Adonai showed me two baskets of figs set before the Temple of Adonai. It was after King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had taken away into exile Jeconiah son of King Jehoiakim of Judah and the princes of Judah, along with the craftsmen and smiths from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe, but the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
The Word: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge... (Psalm 91:1-4) For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. (Psalm 61:3-4) "...
The Word: Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. (Isaiah 59:14-15)
The Word: “At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.” This is what the Lord says… The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again, and you, virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful. Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.” (Jeremiah 31:1-5)
There is a ‘fifth column’ in our midst, encouraged by ‘the powers that be’ . Wilfred Wong urges Christians to wake up – before it is too late…
Islamic extremists are using mass Muslim migration to the West to infiltrate Europe in large numbers. Jihadist groups have publicly stated that they would do this. Thus, mass Muslim migration increases the likelihood of Islamic terrorist strikes against the host country. It also escalates the process of Islamisation in that nation and provides an ever-growing pool of potential recruits in the host country for Islamic terror groups to recruit.
Allowing mass Muslim migration into one’s country amounts to national and cultural Suicide. Unfortunately, many of our politicians especially those on the Left, are keen to encourage mass Muslim migration to Britain. The Socialist parties such as Labour and the Liberal Democrats view the Muslims as their natural electoral supporter base and thus have a selfish vested interest in bringing more Muslim migrants into Britain.
The UK is reaping the fallout from the referendum and the General Election. Watchman reports on machinations in the corridors of power
In the wake of the Conservative Party’s poor performance in June’s General Election – resulting in a hung Parliament – Theresa May’s position as Prime Minister has been significantly weakened. The Times reported on June 12 that she “faced overwhelming pressure to soften her stance on Brexit.”
The Times reported: “Mrs. May must now decide how to handle demands from cabinet ministers, including Mr. Hammond (Philip Hammond), to soften her line on Brexit. They want a looser migration system than Mrs. May had planned, a rethink on leaving the customs union and more flexible approach to the European Court of Justice.”
RABBI NEAL SURASKY answers ...
BOB DOTY answers ...
Answer: this is a subject that has caused probably more trouble in the church than anything and still isn't understood correctly. Here are some, but not all, general guidelines:
A. In the beginning God intended marriage to be permanent (Matt. 19:4-6).
B. Because of the hardness of people's hearts, God instructed Moses to write divorce into the Law(Deut. 24:1; Matt. 19:8,9).
C. If a man divorces his wife and then remarries her after she has married another man in the mean time, then they are living in adultery (Deut. 24:2-4).
RABBI JOSEPH KRESEFSKY answers ... First let’s define Kabbalah - Kabbalah is a discipline and school of thought concerning the mystical aspect of Judaism. Once we bring the word “mystical or mysticism” into our walk with the L_rd, we begin to walk outside of scripture! The two don’t mix!! G_d and Mysticism are not related. Kabbalah is man-made – it has nothing to do with the G_d of the Bible. What does scripture say about thoughts or actions such as this...
(By Michael Brown) If you've read the Gospels, you know that Jesus taught that the two greatest commendments are that we love God with all of our heart, soul and strength and that we love our neighbor as ourselves (see Matt/l 2235-40).
What do we do when there's a perceived conflict bwtween the two and when it feels as if we have to decide between loving God or loving our neighbor?
On the one hand, the Scriptures teach plainly that allegiance to God always comes first, to the point that we have to side with Him even against our own families if they turn away from the Lord (in the Old Testament, see Deuteronomy 13:6-11; in the New Testament see Matthew 10:34-37).
On the other hand, the Word warns us against hypocritical religion, challenging those who claim to love God (whom they cannot see) while failing to love their brother or sister in the Lord (whom they can see; 1 John 4:20).