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Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 18th, 2016

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Would Joseph’s Family Shun Mary?

Would Joseph’s relatives still have accepted him, or more importantly Mary, into their homes, because they would have thought that Mary was pregnant out of wedlock?

Since the Bible does not tell us Joseph’s family’s response to Mary’s pregnancy, we cannot make any definitive claims. Scripture does, however, give some background details, and we know some things about their culture, so we can speculate. Of course, they may have faced quite a bit of rejection and persecution from friends and family, as is commonly assumed, but is it possible that this wasn’t the case?

Let’s first take a look at Joseph’s reaction to the news that Mary was pregnant. At the time, the couple was betrothed, which was as legally binding as marriage is today. They were regarded as husband and wife, and a certificate of divorce would be required to dissolve that union. These truths are referenced in Matthew 2:19:

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
Based on the Old Testament, Joseph had a couple of options. He could have charged her with adultery so that she would be stoned to death (Deuteronomy 22:23–24). However, he was an upright man who wanted to show mercy to her. He wanted to put her away secretly, which means he was planning to obtain a legal divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1; cf. Matthew 19:8–9). His difficult decision may also have been influenced by the fact that Mary was obviously a godly young woman with a desire to serve the Lord (Luke 1:38). Yet due to the angelic visit, Joseph chose a different option: he did not press any charges and kept her as his wife.

Thinking about the families of Mary and Joseph can be an interesting topic. Since Joseph was upright and Mary was chosen by God to give birth to the Messiah, they probably both came from devout homes. Mary’s relative, Elizabeth, was the godly wife of a righteous priest (Luke 1:6), and she rejoiced with Mary about the good news (Luke 1:39–45). Also, when she gave birth to John the Baptist, the one who would prepare the way of the Lord (John 1:23), her relatives “heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her [and] they rejoiced with her” (Luke 1:58). So, Mary’s and Joseph’s families may have offered their support rather than mistreating the young couple.more here


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Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 11th, 2016

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Maybe yes....maybe no!

Regardless of whether you believe the Bible as God's word or written by men....in it, it is written:

Mathew 24 v 12:"Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold." (it is so!) 

Daniel 12 v 10: "But the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand." (It is so!)

Daniel 12 v 4: "Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase." (it is so!)

Mathew 24 v 6: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come." (it is so!)

Mathew 24 v 7: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." (it is so!)

All the above were written a couple of thousand years ago.....at least..... some maybe more, so even if you do not want to accept the Bible as God's word, you have to admit there's truth in what is written in it!

Not like Nostradamus.......he might have made predictions too, but they are all so vague, no one can say for sure what he means by what he has written.

And if they do come up with some meaning of what he wrote, it's mostly always after it has happened and then still maybe it was so maybe it wasn't. All the above from the Bible, were written well before and are happening now "as it was written"

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oh Christmas tree.....oh Christmas tree.....

I have quite a few friends who are very much against having a Christmas tree in the house at this time of the year and they quote me,Jeremiah ch 10......They say that in there it tells us that it is a pagan worship.....is it?
This is what we read in Jeremiah:

Well, actually, the first 16 verses of chapter 10 are parenthetical. ( A parenthetical statement is one that explains or qualifies something e.g. You say, “I'm hungry....” then add, “But I only want chips” the second bit is parenthetical) So the first 16 verses in Jeremiah are an added extra so to speak.

Before continuing his discussion of the coming Exile, Jeremiah focused on the nature of the God who would bring this judgment.

God addressed the entire house of Israel, which included the Northern Kingdom already in exile, and explained the foolishness of idols.

Israel was not supposed to learn the ways of idolatry practiced by the nations around her, nor was she to be terrified by signs in the sky. These ”signs“ were most likely unusual occurrences such as eclipses or comets which were thought to be signs of coming events given by the gods.

Such idolatrous practices were worthless, because these ”gods“ being honoured were created by their worshipers.

(Even in Isa. 40:18-20). A person would chop down a tree, give the wood to a craftsman who would make it, according to how the person who chopped it down wanted it carved.
This ”god“ was then covered with silver and gold and fastened to a base so that it would not totter. Once the god was made by man it had to be carried to its destination. It was as lifeless as a scarecrow in a melon patch. Certainly such a ”god“ could not speak to impart knowledge to its followers. So God exhorted His people not to fear those false idols. The idols had no power to harm those who disregarded them or power to do any good for those who followed them. This is what Jeremiah was referring to.

A man plants a tree (his own labour), and cuts it down (his own labour). Half of the tree he burns in the fire (it certainly does him no good, other than to warm him and cook his food). The other half the man fashions into some "god," the product of his own hands. He created this "god," and he must carry it around.

We worship the God who created us, and carries us. How foolish to worship something made of wood, rather than the One True God.

Xulon-- This word is used of both a tree and of the cross. The point is that one of the words used in the New Testament for the cross is a word that also means "tree," "wood," or "a piece of wood" and hence, anything made of wood.

So, There are superficial similarities between our Christmas tree and the tree of Isaiah or Jeremiah.

But, the Christmas tree is, at best, a symbol. It is not something we worship as a god.

Is it something we can do without?

It certainly is.

But is it an idol, a profane thing that we worship, in which we place our trust? I think not.

I can accept the fact that some may refrain from using a Christmas tree out of conscience, but this is not a matter that should be debated, or over which we should divide. It is after all.....just a tree!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What did Jesus say about the end times?

By Terry James.

Let’s dissect carefully what Jesus predicts for the times just ahead.

I say with confidence that Jesus tells the future from this moment forward, based upon what I’m convinced His words are speaking to this generation at this very hour.

He prophesied in the Luke 17: 26–30 passages that in the “days” He, the “Son of man,” is about to break into earth’s history, mankind will be doing certain things.

It will be a time like the days of Noah before the Flood......

and the days of Lot while he was still in Sodom.

"People", the Lord said, "will be eating, drinking, marrying, building, buying, selling, and planting". Things will be going along pretty much as normal for the time.

The Lord indicates no catastrophic, worldwide socio-economic breakdown of any sort in this time immediately before

“the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17: 30) —the time He breaks into human history.

This time cannot be the Second Advent of Revelation 19: 11.

At the time the Lord of lords and King of kings breaks through the planetary darkness of death and destruction at Armageddon, perhaps as many as three-fourths of all people on earth will have died as a result of wars, pestilence, and geophysical disasters brought about by God’s judgment and wrath upon an incorrigibly wicked, unrepentant world of earth-dwellers.

In other words, planet earth’s living conditions at the time of Christ’s return "in power and glory" at Armageddon will not be anything like living conditions at the time of His intervention into human affairs as He describes in "the days of Noah, and the days of Lot" prophecy.

At the end of the seven-year Tribulation period, it will be anything but "business as usual".

It will truly be hell on earth when Jesus comes to destroy all human government and the soul-rending carnage it has produced.

So, Jesus, (in the Luke 17 account)was foretelling the days leading up to the time when He calls His Church to Himself —“His Church” meaning all born-again believers who have lived and died during the Church Age (Age of Grace).

This is known as the Rapture. To learn more about this stupendous event, read 1 Corinthians 15: 51–55, 1 Thessalonians 4: 13–18, John 14: 1–3, and Revelation 4: 1–2.

To repeat, Jesus was not describing His coming back to earth in the Luke 17: 26–30 prophecy. He was telling about His coming to the planet to receive His people —Christians —to Himself. Christians —the Church —then will accompany Him back to the heavenly places He has prepared for them in the Father’s house —heaven.
Terry James
Thank you Terry

Friday, December 2, 2016


THis is from "Above Rubies" and I agree with her....As children and teenagers, my mum used to say the same as her mum....

What I share with you below may seem archaic.

Even unbelievable in this society in which we live. However, it reveals how the bar of God's standard continues to lower in every generation.

I grew up as a child never entering a movie theater. It was considered evil. My mother, who has since passed away, never went into a movie theater in her life. Nor did my husband's mother! When I was older and began to go to a "good" movie, I remember saying to my mother... "Mother, you could come and see this movie. It is totally wholesome." But she replied, "Oh no, the Lord might come while I am there!" And she wouldn't want to be found in a movie theatre if the Lord came for her!

But of course, when television came in, all standards went out the door. Now, many Christians receive into their homes all the filth and rubbish of the world. They watch adultery and fornication, and worse, without batting an eye! Many Christians go off to every new movie that comes without any discretion! No wonder we don't see the power of God moving in our midst today. We are a lukewarm people--overcome with mediocrity, complacency, ordinariness, passivity, and middle-of-the-road blindness!

What about church? When I was a young girl we worshipped together as a family in the morning. We would never think of missing church--rain, hail or snow! Never any excuses! We came home for lunch and then us children walked back for Sunday School in the afternoon (a couple of miles). Then we attended the Sunday evening service.

Next generation . . . instead of three times a day, we got down to two--morning and evening church.

Now, we are down to one service in the morning and that's it! Help, with so many Christian families not committed to church will we be having one service in the next generation?

What about family life? We have so many wonderful godly families in the nation who are raising godly children. And yet sadly, across Christendom, the majority of families have the mindset of the world. They have limited their families to two children. They are so excited when they have their son and daughter, and think, that’s it!

I remember talking to an elderly gentleman on one of my flights. He told me that his father came from a family of ten children and he came from a family of six. “How many children did you have?” I asked. “Two,” he replied. Very typical. Ten, six, two! Every generation has less children. Degeneration. Falling away from God’s original plan and purpose for mankind. We have become victims of a humanistic society. The blind leading the blind into the ditch!

It was normal to sit together as a family to eat meals. To communicate with one another. Now, if families do sit together they bring their iPhones to the table! They don’t even communicate face to face. Now that really is degeneration!

Perhaps the statement is true: “Each generation is one generation away from degeneration.” In the midst of lethargy, tolerance of sin, and deception, let's keep seeking after God and His truth with all our hearts. Let's not only do this individually, but as FAMILIES. Let's take our families with us as we shine as lights for God in a crooked and deceived generation. Let’s be truth-seekers rather than victims.
Blessings to you today, Nancy Campbell
Thank You Nancy Campbell here