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Episode 17 - The Signs of the Times
August 16, 2011 09:44 AM PDT
The Signs of the Times
Matthew 16:2-3 …….. He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
This is a rebuke from Jesus. He obviously wants us to be able to interpret the signs of the times. He implies that we can do this as easily as we can read the sky and know what weather to expect. Taking-in a broad sweep of global current affairs, we can quickly see that we are in the midst of massive changes to our lives and lifestyles.
America has elected their catalyst for change; the first black President, Barack Obama. Just what changes can we expect? The world banking systems have collapsed; will the new banking model prepare the way for a one-world bank and a one-world currency? If that happens and the new currency is not the US dollar, will America ever recover financially?
We need to interpret the signs of the times, but from what source do we derive our information? The mainstream media; TV, radio and newspapers are worldly and, therefore, corrupt. Their news reports are influenced by the political bias of their chief editors.
The only source of true and accurate information is the bible. The bible is all about Jesus who is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Jesus has been to the end from the beginning. He knows the future today. We must pay attention to what He says and take heed of biblical prophecies.
Mankind is on the threshold of the Last days as we enter into the End Times. This is good news for those who are alive in Christ but bad news for those who are dead in sin.
Now is the time to lead our family and friends to salvation in Jesus. The Lord is coming back very soon to take away those who are His. All of creation groans as our planet collapses under the consequences of the unbridled greed of its temporal inhabitants.
Look to the sky, look beyond the unpredictable weather patterns, can you see Him? Jesus is coming back. Are we ready?
Lord Jesus, help us to be effective in our witness to save the lost. Amen.
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Be Strong and Courageous
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John 1:29 …….. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
When John the Baptist saw Jesus he knew exactly who He was, not because he recognised Him but because the Holy Spirit revealed Jesus to him.
You will remember that when Mary was pregnant with Jesus, John, who was also still in Elizabeth’s womb, bore witness to Mary’s good news and John (the foetus) leapt for joy as Elizabeth was filled by the Holy Spirit.
Although there is no evidence of any physical contact between the boys as they were growing up, John immediately knows that Jesus is the one for whom he has been preparing the way.
John calls Jesus, “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”. John the Baptist was a prophet and this exclamation is, in fact, a prophetic proclamation.
The event that initiated the Passover Feast from the days of Moses was soon to be fulfilled through Jesus Christ.
Moses was instructed by God to tell the Israelites in Egypt to sacrifice an unblemished lamb and daub its blood upon the doorposts and lintels of their homes. The Angel of Death would pass over those households that displayed the blood of the lamb. (Exodus 12:1-30)
Jesus was to become our perfect Passover Lamb whose blood shed on and at Calvary's cross was, for those who believe, to be our life. Those who are washed clean in His blood will live forever with Jesus.
The shed blood of Jesus applied to the entry and exit points of sin in our life will save us from spiritual death. Christ Jesus came to take away the sin of the world.
Thank you Jesus, because of you, death will pass over us. Amen
John 1:33 …….. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
John the Baptist and Prophet of God had a vision of himself baptising people in the River Jordan, later, as he was baptizing, he saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove come down and remain upon the Christ. He has a word of knowledge that this is the One who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.
It seems strange that among Christians this very phrase ‘baptize with the Holy Spirit’ can evoke such a huge span of emotions ranging from religious anger to abject confusion. Mark, Luke and John’s gospels all speak of it plainly.
This was the event that was to launch the ministry of Jesus, the Christ, the Anointed One of God.
It was after His baptism in the Holy Spirit that Jesus spent some time alone with God (forty days) reconciling Himself with His ministry. After that He moved in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As Christians, followers of Christ Jesus, it should be the same process for us today. Until we are baptized in the Holy Spirit there will be no power in our ministry. Until we spend time alone with God we will be ineffective in our calling.
When Jesus returned back to heaven after His resurrection He released the Holy Spirit to come upon all people. This first happened in the Upper room on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) and now it can happen everywhere and anywhere ever since.
Jesus has poured out the Holy Spirit without limit to soak, immerse, flood and baptize all who believe in Him.
Lord Jesus, thank you for baptizing us with the Holy Spirit. AmenEpisode 14 - Unharmed and Untainted
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