Dreams And Visions Of Jesus Fueling Muslim Conversions To Christianity

Millions of Muslims all over the world are giving their lives to Jesus Christ, and in many instances this is happening because of dreams, visions and other supernatural encounters.
Recently I have been writing a lot about the decline of Christianity in America and about the judgment that is about to hit our churches.
Fortunately, the decaying state of the church in the United States is only a small part of the overall story. In other areas of the globe, Christianity is experiencing absolutely explosive growth even in the midst of horrendous persecution.
This is particularly true in Islamic nations, where we are seeing things happen that could have come straight out of the Book of Acts.
All over the planet, Jesus is personally visiting Muslims in supernatural ways, and this has resulted in an enormous wave of conversions.

Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1095#EIW5Ql70cYqH0WBr.99

Source: Dreams And Visions Of Jesus Fueling Muslim Conversions To Christianity

World is ‘98% Ready for Messiah’, Says End-of-Days Rabbi – Breaking Israel News | Latest News. Biblical Perspective.

The necessary rectification of the world that must precede the arrival of Moshiach (messiah) is 98 percent complete, announced international lecturer and Torah scholar Rabbi Mendel Kessin recently. He made this claim during the first half of a two-part lecture which was delivered in a packed synagogue in Jerusalem.

He began by revealing what he termed “The Divine Plan”, explaining how God intended to rectify the world to prepare for redemption and why His original plan changed after 2000 years…

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Source: World is ‘98% Ready for Messiah’, Says End-of-Days Rabbi – Breaking Israel News | Latest News. Biblical Perspective.

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Fastest Growing Churches Teach Literal Interpretation Of The Bible

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By PNW Staff November 30, 2016

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We have all read the headlines: Church attendance is shrinking and Christians are losing their faith. What those headlines often don’t reveal is which churches are in decline and why.

Now, a recent study has shed some new light on the difference between the churches that have seen their membership drop and those that have seen incredible growth in recent years.

The short version: churches that preach a literal interpretation of God’s word to an enthusiastic congregation continue to expand. On the other hand, the mainline protestant churches that have progressively diluted or reinterpreted God’s word have suffered losses of membership.

Previous studies had downplayed the role of theology in declining church membership, but new research conducted with 2,225 churchgoers in Ontario, Canada disputes those findings.

The study included 29 interviews with clergy and 195 interviews with members of church congregations as well and both theology and active church participation stand out as the key factors of a church’s status.

More specifically, those churches that interpret the Bible literally and maintain a focus on evangelism are thriving. The paper will be published in the upcoming issue of the academic journal Review of Religious Research.

David Haskell, the lead researcher, stated that “if we are talking solely about what believe system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among Protestant churches, the evidence suggests conservative Protestant theology is the clear winner.”

He went on to emphasize that the growing churches in the study “held more firmly to the traditional beliefs of Christianity and were more diligent in things like prayer and Bible reading.” Age of the congregation was an ancillary growth factor as well as the less

traditional use of drums and other less-traditional musical instruments in worship services.

The most powerful factor, however, was the belief system. Haskell’s research into social groups indicates, not surprisingly, that churches with a consistent, unified message and clear boundaries between outsiders are more attractive to people both in the church and outside.

The certainty of faith is, in other words, a powerful tool to call new believers to Christ. Among the other findings of the study are these key differences on questions of belief:

* The statement “it is very important to encourage non-Christians to become Christians” was affirmed by 50% of the members of declining churches and 100% of the members of growing churches

* The belief that “Jesus rose from the dead with a real flesh-and-blood body leaving behind an empty tomb” is held by 93% of clergy and 83% of members of growing churches but only 56% of clergy and 67% of members from declining churches.

* A belief in miracles and that God answers prayers is held by 100% of clergy and 90% of believers in growing churches while churches in decline only report that 80% of clergy and 44% of worshippers hold this belief.

* Daily Bible reading is practiced by 71% of the clergy in growing churches and 19% in declining churches

* Weekly Bible reading is practiced by 46% of the members of growing churches and 26% in declining churches

Clearly, conservative theology and values are winning hearts to Christ as their church attendance grows along with their faith.

Meanwhile, liberal mainline churches continue to decline, losing membership as they have drifted away from God’s clear message of salvation.

When the Sky Really Is Falling: Repent, And Be The Church

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By Eric Metaxas/Breakpoint.org August 01, 2016

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It seems Chicken Little may be on to something.

My friend Rod Dreher is as sane and stable as anyone I know, and he’s saying, in essence, that the sky is falling. I reference his new article in The American Conservative, called “The Coming Christian Collapse.”

He begins by saying that the two-thirds of millennials who were raised religiously unaffiliated still have no denominational identity today. Unlike previous generations, they’re not joining churches as they get older and raise kids.

Second, Rod says, “Millennials, even those who identify as Christians, are shockingly illiterate, both in terms of what the Bible says and more generally regarding what Christianity teaches.” This growing biblical illiteracy has led to a moral decline of our young people into consumerism, drug abuse, sexual liberation, and civic and political disengagement.

Third, Rod says that the working class has largely abandoned the church, and that if the middle class follows suit, as appears likely, the church will be in a world of hurt.

He quotes the late Michael Spencer, who warned of a coming evangelical collapse: “We Evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people an orthodox form of faith that can take root and survive the secular onslaught.”

These are chilling words. We talk a lot on BreakPoint about external threats to our souls, and rightly so. But as Abraham Lincoln once said in another context, “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.”

Yet I am hopeful, as every Christian must be. As my colleague John Stonestreet says so often, we are part of the grand story of the universe. And God is the author of that story. Yes, as Peter reminds us, we will have to suffer “various trials.” But why? “So that the authenticity of [our] faith . . . may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:6-7)”.

]This is not new. Back in the ’30s and ’40s, German Christians had to take a clear stand or be absorbed or compromised by evil–and some, like Bonhoeffer, chose the cross.

Look at our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. Now, I’m not ready to say we American Christians may soon have to apostasize or die, but I can’t help but think of the words of the late Pastor George, who said he would die in his bed, his successor would die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.

So, what do we do? We repent–repent of our sins, the sins of the church, and, yes, the sins of our nation: the sins of pride, racism, sexual libertinism, greed, lust for power, and a callous disregard for human life among them.

Second, we must recommit ourselves to Jesus. We need to seek the mind of Christ, to think and to act as Christians, to know our Bible and to live by it in the power of the Spirit, “making the most of your time, for the days are evil.” We must commit anew to forming a biblical worldview and evaluating everything in our lives in light of it.

We must recommit our time and our treasure to evangelism, missions, and Christ’s command in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, and visit the prisoner. Christian faith is not a nice add-on to our agendas, it’s the very marrow of our lives.

The question is this: Will we love God with our whole heart, soul, and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves?

But don’t be intimidated by the internal and external challenges we face. Remember that God can do very much with very little, and that success doesn’t depend on political or cultural power. While the Church may face trials, the gates of hell will not prevail, and Christ’s victory is assured.

                      Originally published at breakpoint.org – reposted with permission.

AN ACCOUNT OF TWO ARKS OF PRESERVATION

…Every Inclination Of The Thoughts Of His Heart Was Only Evil Continually.

 The title of this presentation describes the condition of mankind in the time of Noah.

If we think it was very bad then, we can see that we fare no better now than during the time of Noah.

(Gen 6:4-8)  The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the men of name.

And יהוה saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And יהוה was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

And יהוה said, “I am going to wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping creature and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

But Noaḥ found favour in the eyes of יהוה.

True to form and in support of His later declared statement to Mosheh quoted below:

Exo_33:19(b) …And I shall favour him whom I favour, and shall have compassion on him whom I have compassion.”

Why did Elohim who favoured only Noah, preserved his other family members as well? This truth is revealed at the apostolic period as per the following verse: Act_16:31  And they said, “Believe on the Master יהושע Messiah, and you shall be saved, you and your household.”  Remember, יהוה  and Master יהושע Messiah is one and the same.

Now a question arises as to what happened to other  members of the world who knew YAHWEH? We believe that our YAHWEH is a just and loving Elohim. For He openly declared the following heart’s desire: (Joh 3:16)  “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.”

The fate of the other “non-participating to evil deeds” members of the ancient world who knew YAHWEH can be found in the book of Yasher chapter 5 verse 21 “And all the sons of men who knew YAHWEH, died in that year before YAHWEH brought evil upon them; for YAHWEH willed them to die, so as not to behold the evil that YAHWEH would bring upon their brothers and relatives, as he had so declared to do.”

Throughout the history of mankind, YAHWEH Adonai commanded only the making of two arks with specific dimension and materials. Both arks were used to contain and preserve and save subject placed within those arks.

The first one was made during the time of Noah. It was constructed for Noah’s family of eight; Noah and his wife and three sons with their wives. The following verses of scripture describe YAHWEH intention.

(Gen 6:11-22)  “And the earth was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence.And Elohim looked upon the earth and saw that it was corrupt – for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth – and Elohim said to Noaḥ, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. And see, I am going to destroy them from the earth. “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with tar. “And this is how you are to make it: The length of the ark is three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.  “Make a window for the ark, and complete it to a cubit from above. And set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.  “And see, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under the heavens – all that is on the earth is to die.  “And I shall establish My covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. “And of all the living creatures of all flesh, two of each, you are to bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you – a male and a female.  “Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, and of all creeping creatures of the earth after their kind, two of each are to come to you, to keep them alive.  “As for you, take of all food that is eaten and gather it to yourself. And it shall be food for you and for them.”  And Noaḥ did according to all that Elohim commanded him, so he did.”

Ark Noah

It is not too difficult to see that YAHWEH Adonai planned to repopulate the earth again: this time from the seeds of Noah and choice living creatures which YAHWEH Himself commanded to enter into the ark.

(Gen 9:18,19)  And the sons of Noaḥ who went out of the ark were Shĕm and Ḥam and Yepheth. And Ḥam was the father of Kenaʽan. These three were the sons of Noaḥ, and all the earth was overspread from them. Since every account in the bible represents the truth: [( Joh 17:17b)  “ Your Word is truth.” ] the relic of Noah’s ark had been found on mount Ararat in Turkey.

Real Noah’s ark found

Followed sometime later by Chinese  team which  entered  the ark

However, following the destruction of all living creatures in the time of Noah, the generations of the sons of Noah fell into disgrace again.

(Gen 11:4-8)  And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens, and make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over all the face of the earth.” Then יהוה came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And יהוה said, “Look, they are one people and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do! And now, they are not going to be withheld from doing whatever they plan to do.“Come, let Us go there and confuse their language, so that they do not understand one another’s speech.” And יהוה scattered them from there, over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.

What they were afraid of came upon them exactly: Job 3:25 For that which I greatly feared has come upon me, and that which I dreaded has overtaken me.

What Is The Condition Of The World In The Present Age?

Master Yashua ha Massiach said:

(Mat 24:37-39)  “And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be. “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam

Current events point to the soon coming of Yeshua ha Massiach who identified Himself as Son of Adam. In Matthew 24:37, He indicated that His Second coming will take place when the world will deteriorate to a state “as the days of Noah.”

Are we there yet? Let us taste a little sample of what is going on in our world today:

Knowing that our present world has deteriorated to a condition known “as the days of Noah”, and in Noah’s Days, YAHWEH Adonai commanded Noah to build an ark with specific dimension and substance, He nonetheless had commanded Mosheh to build an ark as well to accommodate the very Commandment, written by His own finger by which the human race may know His loving kindness and favour to the sinful world through faith.

(Exo 25:10 -16)  “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.   “And you shall overlay it with clean gold, inside and outside you shall overlay it. And you shall make on it a moulding of gold all around.  “And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners, two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side. “And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold,  and shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to lift up the ark by them.  “The poles are in the rings of the ark, they are not taken from it.   “And into the ark you shall put the Witness which I give you.”

Covenant The Witness is the two tablets of Ten Commandment written by the finger which YAHWEH Elohim gave to Mosheh.

Now read the following instruction carefully; especially those who try to keep the Torah of Mosheh:

(Deu 31:26-27)  “Take this Book of the Torah, and you shall place it beside the ark of the covenant of יהוה your Elohim, and it shall be there as a witness against you, for I myself know your rebellion and your stiff neck. See, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against יהוה, then how much more after my death?

Two other verses of scripture attest to the only content of the Ark of Covenant:

1Ki_8:9  There was naught in the ark, only the two tablets of stone which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, where יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ĕl, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim.

2Ch_5:10  There was naught in the ark but the two tablets which Mosheh put there at Ḥorĕḇ, when יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ĕl, when they came out of Mitsrayim.

The placement of the Book of Torah (Mosheh) beside the Ark, I see that as temporary and directed specifically for the Israelis. The following verse proofs my contention:

(Rom 10:4)  For Messiah is the goal1 of the ‘Torah unto righteousness’to everyone who believes. Footnote: 1Or end purpose; not termination. (ISR)

(Rom 10:4)  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (KJV)

If you value your life for here and the hereafter, you need to repent and confess the following verses of scripture:

(Rom 10:9-13)  That if you confess with your mouth the Master יהושע and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.   For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved.  Because the Scripture says, “Whoever puts his trust in Him shall not be put to shame.”   Because there is no distinction between Yehuḏite and Greek, for the same Master of all is rich to all those calling upon Him.   For “everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be saved.”

 

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…ON ACCOUNT OF CONSCIENCE

When we were living in Indonesia and up to now, all meat of slaughtered animals (except meat that are slaughtered by and for the consumption of non- Muslim communities; Chinese in particular) are slit with a brief acknowledgement  in the name of Allah, all affectionate and all loving, “bismillaahirrahmaanirrahiim.”

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The so slaughtered meat is categorized as hallalmeat and labelled as such here, in North America.

Our family, (presently up to the fifth generation), even though we profess our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ or  יהושע (Yeshua) Messiah, we have no uneasiness to buy and consume meat sold in the market when we were living in Indonesia, and now, or ever since we moved to North America.

However, with the birth of new “back to Hebrew root” movement, where in essence, adherents (supporters) are more or less led into “modified” Judaism and Jewish-ness, the question of  “kosher meat” following after the Torah of Moses, started to be revived among gentiles (non-Jews) “wanabes” (want to be) Jews.  In so doing, meat labelled as “hallal” becomes taboo for the “wanabes” Jews.

Let us watch the following discussion on labelling meat concept in England:

What does the word of Elohim tell us what to do?

(1Co 10:25-27)  You eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions because of conscience, for “The earth belongs to יהוה, and  all that fills it.” And if any of the unbelievers invite you, and you wish to go, you eat whatever is set before you, asking no question on account of the conscience.

However, if you happened to dine and the host offered some dainty morsels as exemplified below:

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(1Co 10:28-31)  And if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it because of the one pointing it out to you, and on account of the conscience, for “The earth belongs to יהוה, and all that fills it.”  Now I say conscience, not your own, but that of the other. For why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?  But if I partake with thanks, why am I evil spoken of for what I give thanks?  Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the esteem of Elohim.

 

 

 

 

 

NTEB CHALLENGE: CAN YOU ANSWER THESE 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT DISPENSATIONAL SALVATION?

Jesus in Matthew and Paul in Titus are giving two very conflicting instructions on how to have eternal life in Heaven. Paul’s doctrine absolutely conflicts with that of Jesus, yet Paul says it was Jesus that taught him that doctrine. If dispensational differences don’t exist in the Bible, then good luck explaining this one!

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by Bro. Jimmy RandolphJune 24, 2016

PERHAPS THE GREATEST EXAMPLE OF SALVATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE IS THAT NEW TESTAMENT SAINTS IN THE CHURCH AGE CAN NEVER LOSE THEIR SALVATION OR THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, BUT THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE CASE FOR OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS. IF THERE IS ONLY ONE SALVATION PLAN, WHAT CHANGED?

“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:”Colossians 1:25,26 (KJV)

Many Christians will write into us, and take issue with our stand that the Bible teaches how God administers salvation over different dispensations. Some Christians don’t even acknowledge that there are different dispensations. Funny thing, though, when Paul started his ministry he revealed “mysteries” that the apostles had never even heard of. Peter ends 2 Peter with the admonition that wrestling with Paul’s doctrine, very different from the rest of the apostle’s doctrine, would lead to your own destruction if you don’t approach it according to 2 Timothy 2:15.

NO DIFFERENCE IN SALVATION PLANS, YOU SAY? HA! GUESS AGAIN.

“And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2 Peter 15,16 (KJV)

So we thought it would be a good time to see who is able to answer any or all of the following 5 questions regarding the differences in dispensational salvation. When replying, please use KJV scripture to support your position if you would like a reply. Have fun!

IF SALVATION IS THE SAME FOR EVERYONE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BIBLE, THEN:

  • Why didn’t Old Testament saints go straight to Heaven after they died like New Testament Christians do?

One of the hallmark attributes of a Christian is that because we are born again, we go immediately to Heaven when we die with no stops in-between. The Church Age has lasted so long we just assume that it was like this for all the saints who came before us. But not so. The Thief on the Cross had the wonderful good fortune to die at the side of the Saviour of the whole world. That got him into Paradise but not Heaven right away.

“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 (KJV)

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)

  1. Why were Old Testament saints mandated to shed animal blood and burnt sacrifices for sins while New Testament Christians are not?
    There is not a single Christian in the entire Church Age that was ever required to make an animal sacrifice as an atonement for sins. But in the Old Testament, failure to do so could send you to Hell. Things that are different are not the same, obviously.

“And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.” Job 1:5 (KJV)

  1. Why did God not justify the wicked in the Old Testament, but justifies the ungodly in the New Testament?

Again, the differences could not be more obvious and apparent. Did God change His mind from one testament to the other or is the Bible teaching dispensa

onal differences?

“God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.”Nahum 1:2,3 (KJV)

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”Romans 4:5 (KJV)

  1. Why did Jesus say eternal life is given through keeping the commandments but Paul says that eternal life is given not by works of righteousness which we have done?

Jesus in Matthew and Paul in Titus are giving two very conflicting instructions on how to have eternal life in Heaven. Paul’s doctrine absolutely conflicts with that of Jesus, yet Paul says it was Jesus that taught him that doctrine. If dispensational differences don’t exist in the Bible, then good luck explaining this one!
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:16,17 (KJV)

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:5-7 (KJV)

  1. Why could the Holy Spirit leave an Old Testament saint but is sealed in the New Testament Christian?

Perhaps the greatest example of salvational differences in the entire Bible is that New Testament saints in the Church Age can never lose their salvation or the presence of the Holy Spirit, but that was absolutely not the case for Old Testament saints. If there is only one salvation plan, what changed?
“Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.” Psalm 51:11 (KJV)

“But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” 1 Samuel 16:14 (KJV)

“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:12-14 (KJV)