Hello Friends !
I stayed up until 0200 this morning, reading some juicy real News, 'on-line' and visiting. I finally got to chat a bit with my beloved nephew, Joe Erwin, back from the Middle East- War, and now out of the Army with an HONORABLE DISCHARGE! I am so proud of him, and he is one of my favorites!! Bigger and Better things are in store for you, and people you meet, brother in arms/ Combat! I wish you happiness, strength, and wisdom! I love your girl friend, Neela, too.
Beware [and understand] "Replacement Theology !"
This false religion baloney is creeping into our churches NOW, and we must be knowledgeable, balanced, and willing to fight against all falsehoods that threaten our Bible trained senses and thoughts.
Go figure, we do live in a rat race right now, with electrical lightning going thru the air, where people THINK that they have no more capacity for studying and learning anymore -- or at least currently speaking, and that is JUST WHAT THE LION--SATAN wants !! All he needs to do is to distract the majority of humans on Earth for a little time more before the Rapture leaves billions of people trapped on the Earth when and where all hell is about to open up and swallow people.... who are not true Believers and Followers of Jesus Christ ! In fact, as I have mentioned many times, Satan HAS HIS SERVANTS AND FOLLOWERS ON EARTH TOO! They have already decimated so many churches in the South of the USA. There is a distinct war on right now, today, against real Christians in our country, America, that could change over night, into real, hard, violent pitched battles with big time, Martyrdom, just like over in Egypt, Syria, SA, Iraq, etc. !! Can you imagine a father teaching and coaching his son cutting off the head of a Jew, Christian, someone who is NOT Muslim, with a knife .... on U-Tube ??? !!! I have seen such things, and they are just SICK!
Hal Lindsey, must know that his days might be numbered too, for telling the Gospel truth, and teaching the truth of the Bible all the time, and reaching millions of ears!! I am not too worried about death, because I know what Jesus has promised us. And, why not just check out exactly what, "Replacement Theology" means ? I use the 'dialogue box' often to look up words I don't know, and can teach you how to 'cut and paste' ! So many trusted, even respected religious leaders are teaching and leading the flocks away from the truth of the
bible, and the promises of God, not yet fulfilled. Well, here again, as I have said before, people are so proud as they tell us that they will get into the 'Promised Land,' at the last moment.... Ha ! In the meantime they throw Israel [still locked in Blessed Covenant with the Father in Heaven!] --under the bus, by arming her violent, hateful neighbors with the best rifles and armaments! If Israel is messing up, and producing 'bad fruit' GOD will personally straighten THEM OUT TOO! True Christians ought to be kind and generous to the people of Israel -- the Jews.
But the 'Jews of the USA' are different! They usually lean far Left, ultra Liberal, who hate the homeland, Israel, for some goofy reason... and even put much pressure on Congress to vote the wrong way-- helping to tear down our moral fiber in America, pushing abortion, immigration bills, bad finance, anti-gun, anti-Constitution, and you can check their voting record. Like I say... It's nice and pleasant to hear other respected people sharing the same trues that I am.
September 20th, 2013
This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'To understand God's plan for the world, it is vital to understand what, at first, may seem like a dry subject - covenants. In the Bible, God makes two kinds of covenants with human beings - conditional and unconditional. A conditional covenant is predicated on God saying to man, "If you will." An unconditional covenant is predicated on God saying to man, "I will."
Conditional covenants are like the contracts we humans make among ourselves. "If you give me a certain amount of money, then I will give you a car." God makes conditional covenants, too. He made one with Israel through Moses. In Exodus 19, He said, "If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
Did they obey His voice and keep His covenant? No. God offered them a deal, but they didn't fulfill their part of the bargain. Does God then have to fulfill His part? No. A conditional covenant means, "If you do this, then I'll do that."
But God also made unconditional covenants. In an unconditional covenant, God simply says, "I will." Period. Once such a covenant goes into effect, there are no conditions that have to be fulfilled by human beings.
God's covenant with Abraham - what theologians call "The Abrahamic Covenant" - is an unconditional covenant. Through the years God reiterates it and expands it, but He never changes the unconditional nature of it. Indeed, He cannot change it or He would be a liar and the Bible says in Titus 1:2 and elsewhere, "God... cannot lie."
To add other conditions later would be like moving the goal posts just as the football team is about to score a touchdown. It wouldn't be honest. God is not tricky. He's trustworthy. Once the covenant went into effect, nothing could change it. Later, God would reiterate the covenant and expand on it, but He never changed the nature of it, nor did He add conditions to it.
Those who claim He did, have a fundamental problem. They're saying that God lied.
Psalm 105 says, "He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations, The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac. And then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, Saying, 'To you will I give the land of Canaan As the portion of your inheritance.'"
This verse calls it a "covenant forever" and "an everlasting covenant." If it depended on frail human beings, the Word of God could not call it "everlasting" because somewhere along the line human beings fail, as Israel proved again and again.
The Abrahamic Covenant is one of the great dividing lines of scripture. Disbelieving it won't change God's Word, but it will change a person in profound ways. Among other things, he won't understand what's going on in the world.
Because this is an unconditional covenant, it cannot end. It remains in effect today and forever. That makes it fundamental to Bible prophecy. Whatever else happens, you can bet the farm that God will keep His covenant with Abraham.
So if you want to look into the future, or have a better understanding of the present, look at the things God promised to Abraham. He expressed them in a series of direct and implied "I will" statements. "I will make you a great nation. I will bless you. I will make your name great. I will make you a blessing. I will bless those who bless you. I will curse those who curse you. Through you, I will bless all the families of the earth."
Romans 11:1 succinctly asks and answers the most pertinent point. "Has God cast away His people? Certainly not!" That's just one of many New Testament passages refuting "replacement theology" and affirming that God's covenant with Abraham is still in effect.
Not only does this covenant help us understand what's happening in the Middle East right now, it is foundational to the central meaning of all the Bible's teaching - from the identity and purpose of Jesus, to "salvation by faith alone," to Christ's coming to set up a literal thousand year kingdom on earth, to Christ's secretly snatching up all believers to heaven before the great Tribulation begins.
Tune in this week as I discuss "The Covenant."
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