ABOUT THE BOOK -- "The winds of a great storm build to a crescendo of power as its might approaches the coast of the United States. It will drive hundreds of thousands from their homes, many never to return. An earthquake of historical destructive power suddenly strikes from an unknown fault line in California, leaving in its wake the second most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. A flood, the like of which has not been seen for 500 years, ravages the Midwest United States, ruining crops and towns. Bizarre weather afflicts multitudes of people with hundreds of tornados striking in what is described as the "worst weather in U.S. history," immediately followed by a European heat wave described as the worst in the last 250 years. Terrorists successfully strike in another "day of infamy," and the entire financial structure of the world is shaken to its core as once mighty institutions begin to crumble. All of these terrible events would appear on the surface to be random acts of God. But, were they?
The Israel Omen considers a series of historically destructive events since 1991, connected by a common thread: warnings found in ancient Hebrew writings. Are these events perhaps the telling signs of an ancient omen, the same omen ignored by Egypt some 3500 years ago resulting in the famous Biblical plagues?
Did this omen return with the homecoming of the Jews to the Holy Land in 1948?
As the nations of the world gather to remove the restored "Promised Land" from the Jews, the international group called the "Quartet" leading the effort eerily appears to be specifically mentioned in these ancient writings.
Was the financial collapse that began in 2007 the beginning of a promised curse against the nations gathered to remove the restored "Promised Land?"" - Amazon.com
To learn more about this book, here's a link to a PROPHECY IN THE NEWS televison broadcast:
The Israel Omen: An Interview with David Brennan
J.R. Church , Prophecy in the News, April 11, 2010
Video Link: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/the-israel-omen-an-interview-with-david-brennan/
Lord of the Living and the Dead
Dr. Charles Stanley
In the New Testament, Lord is the most frequently used title for Jesus Christ. Although we rarely use this term in our daily lives, we are all quite familiar with another word: boss. That is basically what Lord means—one possessing authority, power, and control. The Word of God describes Jesus as the head of the church, the ruler over all creation, and the Lord of lords and King of kings (Col. 1:15-18; Rev. 3:14; 17:14).
The realm of Christ's reign covers everything that happens in heaven and on the earth. No one—not even those who deny His existence—can be free of His rule or outside His sphere of authority. Although Satan tries to convince us that liberty is found in doing what we want, true freedom is acquired only through submission to Christ's loving lordship.
Even death cannot release anyone from the authority of God's Son. He is Lord of both the living and the dead. All people must decide to either yield or rebel against Him, but they have the opportunity to make this choice only while they are still living. After death, they will acknowledge Christ's lordship through accountability to Him. If we have not bowed the knee to Jesus in life, we will be forced to bend it in the judgment.
Have you submitted to Christ's rule over your life? His authority causes anger or fear in individuals who have not yet yielded to Him, but those who have experienced His lovingkindness, trusted in His goodness, and surrendered to His authority take comfort in knowing Him as the Lord of their lives.
For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
What is Salvation?
Pastor Adrian Rogers
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God." 1 John 5:1
What is salvation?
It's not a creed. You say, "Well, I believe the plan of salvation." You can believe the plan of salvation and go straight to hell.
You're not saved by the plan of salvation, you're saved by the man of salvation.
Salvation is not a creed.
It's not a code. You say, "Well, I believe if you live right you'll go to heaven." If you could be saved by living right, then Calvary was a blunder.
It's not a cause. You say, "I'm a member of a good, fundamental, Bible believing church." It's not any of these things. It's Christ.
Salvation is not believing something, it is receiving Someone. The true gospel is one that centers in Jesus Christ.
Ask God to give you a divine opportunity to boldly share Jesus with someone today. Maybe it's a co-worker, maybe it's your child. Maybe it's a stranger who sits next to you at a restaurant. Be strong and of good courage. God will go before you to prepare the way.
For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit www.lwf.org.