JERUSALEM

July 16, 2016

“…and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
‘The Deliverer will come from Zion,
He will remove ungodliness from Jacob.’” – Romans 11:26

So why is a large part of Israel not Christian at the posting of this brief article?

The answer is written in the verse that precedes the verse above. Romans 11:25 states:

“For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in”

Darrell Mansfield tells the Jews that “Your King is this Man from Galilee” in this song.

I enjoyed Darrell’s walk through the streets of Jerusalem in this 30 year old music video.

Darrell Mansfield was once a young man in search of meaning in life. His search ended at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ after some difficult times in his youth. This early music video was Filmed on location in Jerusalem, September 1986.

I agree with Dr. J. Vernon McGee that these verses are talking about literal Jews (Israelites). I also agree on his commentary involving these verses:

Romans 11 ‘Thru the Bible’ with Dr. J. Vernon McGee
(Click on #8 if you wish to hear Dr. McGee’s commentary on Romans 11:26…It wouldn’t take long to listen to the commentary on the rest of the chapter, too!)

I am watching the tiny little country of Israel become more isolated from the rest of the world. Many former friends have and are leaving them. I will always be a friend to the nation of Israel because of an everlasting covenant that God make with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I believe that the Bible teaches that God will eventually intervene on their behalf. How He does that remains to be seen. One thing I am not concerned about is the destruction of the Israelites. It will not happen.

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Darrell Mansfield’s first appearance on an album with the group Gentile Faith. “Jerusalem” is my favorite song on this album.

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Intense Hostility against Preaching in Jerusalem

June 12, 2016

Pastor Jim has posted something very interesting here. One of his comments after the post reads:

“I don’t know why there was the added sounds. I thought it was insightful though of how some Jews today react to the Gospel being preached. I support the state of Israel to exist but I think Christians must remember that modern Israeli are not necessarily all friendly to the Gospel.”

Today, I was talking with some friends about the United Nations. It has decided to make negative and unequal (in proportion to other nations) statements about the small little country. It appears that the entire world is against Israel.

In spite of all these negatives, one very important thing is true. Here is a portion of the discussion on FB today regarding this truth and it’s nonacceptance at the U.N.:

“Look at the continued pressure they put on God’s covenant land and people. It is unwise. “Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you.” This is an everlasting covenant that came from God to Abraham and continued through Isaac and Jacob.”

“It is quite a thing that the Jews are being regathered in Israel. I don’t think there’s another example like it in history.”

I am like Pastor Jim. I support Israel because of an everlasting covenant that God has made. I think they have a great leader currently. He is very friendly towards Christians unlike the Jews in this video.

A gospel presentation should always be balanced. It should include the ramifications of the Law along with the Good News. Hell is a real place and when we talk about it, it must be in a balanced manner.

I would like to add this little story. When I was in Jr. College, I was a member of the Christian Club. Our goal was to share the Gospel on campus. We held weekly meetings and we were quite visible on campus. We did the best we could, as young people, to balance the scriptures. There is the Law. There is the Gospel.

One day, a man none of us had ever seen, walked on campus with a large sign that said something about “Burning in Hell.” He was very unbalanced. There was no gospel about him. It was all Law and we feared he would undo much of what we had tried to accomplish. We divided up. One group prayed while the other tried to explain his imbalance to him. Christians were much more concerned that day than any non-Christians. The argument that day was between Christians and this man, whatever he was. It was Christians who chased the guy off in the end.

After watching this video twice, I think there is a balanced view shared here. I was not there for the entire day but I will say that I wish I had been. I have never been to Jerusalem but I know I will be there someday and that it will look quite different than the Jerusalem in this video. If I had been there for the entire day, I could give you a better view about the balance in the message. Based on the video, however, I appreciate these men of God and their willingness to face possible harm in order to reach the lost.

The Domain for Truth

This video is rather intense of a recently evangelism in Jerusalem by American preachers doing open-air preaching.

I am stunned at the spitting going on by the Israeli unbelievers.  It is pretty gross.  Then there’s the grabbing and the harassing.

It reminds me of what our Lord and Savior faced.

Pray for the salvation of those who were there.  I pray that Israel would come to know her Messiah: Jesus Christ.

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 2016-5-7

May 8, 2016

I learned a lot this week. Half of the posts had to do with the ongoing “Child Protective Service” problem in so many countries. Sadly, there appears to be an intentional effort by many to break up a most important institution in our world: the family.

THIS MAN WANTS TO GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE BECAUSE HIS SON WAS TAKEN BY THE UK’S C.P.S.

I gave a speech the the Watchmen of Garland County on Monday about this problem. YOU CAN SEE IT HERE.

YOU CAN SEE A MAP OF THE WORLDWIDE PROTEST OF 4/16/16 HERE.

YOU CAN SEE WORDS FROM AN EXPERT PROFESSOR ON THE SITUATION IN NORWAY HERE.

THE MOST READ POST OF THE WEEK IS HERE.

I took another article from Dan’s “The Battle Cry” regarding the false prosperity gospel that is so popular. YOU CAN SEE IT HERE.

Hildi Doelitzsch is an outspoken advocate of children’s and parent’s rights. HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG THAT SHE HAS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED HERSELF.

IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF THE FIGHT OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN ISRAEL, I’VE POSTED TWO PROPHECY UPDATES THAT INCLUDE THE SUBJECT HERE.

NO WEEK WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A POEM FROM DEBORAH ANN.

Another full week of teaching and blogging. I spent time at three different schools this week, one that I rarely get to. Here was my favorite “Joke of the Day” for this week:

What do you call a salon for sheep? (The student forgot to give me her name)
Photo by sacredsandwich.com

A baa-baa Shop.

I wish you a blessed week in the Lord.

Chris Reimers


JD Farag’s and John Haller’s Prophecy Updates: 16/5/1

May 7, 2016

Although the Pre-Trib view is diminishing in popularity, it is alive and well. I am not dogmatic on the subject. I have posted this because I think it would be interesting even to those who don’t agree with JD’s Pre-Trib position. Israel is facing resistance from many different forces. This I believe is an indication that the Second Coming of Jesus is near. CR

I have listened to John and have never really gotten his take on a position regarding the rapture. He does a prophecy update weekly because, like JD Farag (and me), we are watching as Jesus asked us to do. CR


Iran Deal Increases Chance for Middle East War

April 13, 2016

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted something about the Middle East. My understanding of the Bible makes Israel very important forever. Check out the “New Jerusalem” discussed in Revelation 21. Iran and Russia appear to be “riding high,” creating more tension (if that’s possible) in the Middle East.

Scott Uehlinger is a 20 year CIA veteran and is an expert on Russia and Iran. He discusses American politics, the Iran “Deal,” Russia and Iran, and many other subjects.

I think Greg Hunter and his guests are more accurate than the mainstream news 95% of the time.

I was surprised to see Russian jets fly so close to U.S. naval personnel doing drills on a naval destroyer. It was reported that one jet got within 30 feet of the vessel.

Mr. Putin is not afraid to put our seamen in danger.

CR


WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 3-26-2016

March 26, 2016

Are we in the 9th inning?

Are we in the 9th inning?

It looks like the dry spell is over. By the end of the month, I will have put up nearly as many posts in March as I did in the past two years. Of course, it didn’t hurt that I had Spring Break. It gave me some time to do some searching, studying, odd-jobs that have been waiting for me, and some writing.

Looking at the RECENT POSTS at the right you can see what I’ve put up this week.

I started with END TIME STUFF, the first time I’ve put up one of John Haller’s weekly reports. He watches the worldwide media for events relating to Bible Prophecy.

BRADLEY CLARK is an American Christian artist (musician) who is as concerned as I about the events occurring in Norway.

Deborah Ann has written another excellent poem called “BE NOT DISMAYED.” I am always blessed by her blog.

“MAKE MY LIFE A PRAYER TO YOU” is a wonderful praise song written by Keith Green’s wife Melody. I stumbled on this by accident this week and was blessed out of my socks. It reminded me of my early days as a Christian.

Greg Hunter interviewed EGON VON GREYERZ on his online show called USA Watchdog. His economic forecast fits the way I see things going.

CHILDREN TAKEN FROM THEIR PARENTS, IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY IN NORWAY is the story of a Christian family who had their 5 children taken from them without warning. If you want to know more about this, go to DELIGHT IN TRUTH’S BLOG. Worldwide demonstrations take place on Saturday, April 16 starting in most protesting cities at 10:00 A.M. I have called local authorities and have approval to gather on Central Avenue across from the National Park offices near the water fountain. I only have 3 signs made but we’ll welcome as many as want to come and join us. Please educate yourself about the issue before coming or stop by and get a brochure.

What do you think about REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT in America? Make a comment about your thoughts. I have given my opinion this week.

Lastly, GOOD FRIDAY OR PASSOVER discusses the timing of the final week of Jesus’ life. I was surprised when I read the article. If you haven’t wondered how Jesus was in the grave for three days and three nights when he died on Friday and rose on Sunday, you might find your solution HERE. It makes perfect sense to me. What do you think?

We remember one of the most important weeks in World History this week. Don’t think so? Check out how much of the Gospels are dedicated to this week alone. (The creation week was pretty important, too.)

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You;
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
– Psalm 71:23

Chris Reimers


“REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT”

March 25, 2016


I would like to thank George Pritchett for sending this to me. HERE is an article about this video. I have not really addressed the immigration problem on this blog and maybe a post or two will be dedicated to the subject in the future. This will have to do for now.

I have done a bit of checking on Ann Corcoran. Among other things, she is called a racist by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is the group that calls the American Family Association a hate group. From what I know about the SPLC, Ann must be doing something right.

I had Muslim neighbors when I lived in San Francisco years ago. They seemed like nice people and even invited my wife and me to dinner in their home. We had an interesting discussion but disagreed on many things, including the true identity of Jesus Christ. The majority of Muslims are probably like those whom we met years ago. However, I know the difference between a Fundamentalist Christian and a Fundamentalist Muslim. Fundamentalist Christians will make decisions based on the words and actions of Jesus. Fundamentalist Muslims will make decisions based on the words and actions of Muhammad. This is where problems arise.

Few Christians have studied the life of Muhammad like Keith Thompson. He has debated Muslim scholars and here is his excellent documentary on Islam:

After studying Islam at length, here is Keith’s view of Muslim immigration:

Keith makes some good points here. I would like to add a few words to his. The end of our flag salute says “with liberty and justice for all.” Besides the veterans and the homeless, there are many who have come to this country to work. Many have been here for years and are not yet citizens. If there is to be justice then there should be no cutting in line at the water fountain. Those who have worked hard the longest should be the first in line for U.S. citizenship. If it were possible to determine which Syrians were Christians, would it be right to put them in front of those who have been here for years and have been productive and honest? I don’t think so. Our citizenship laws should be simple. They should allow for a reasonable annual amount of immigrants (reasonable meaning an amount that the country could assimilate without affecting the liberty of others) to be legally eligible for citizenship. Those selected should show themselves to worthy based on their time in line and their behavior. The reasonable annual amount might have to be adjusted each year according to what works.

Chris Reimers

Note: One can find out more about Ann Corcoran HERE.

GREG HUNTER’S WEEKLY NEWS WRAP-UP for this week focuses on topics related to this post for the first eight minutes or so.


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