We’re having our third celebration of the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles on Sunday 8th October at 6pm, and everyone is welcome! The invitation leaflet is available here: FOT 2017 poster
Join with us in celebration as we take a look at how the Lord Jesus fulfills this Biblical feast.
There will be praise and worship with our new worship team led by Steve Hallberg, dancing led by our dance team Shoshanim, and teaching from Andy King. There will of course be Hebraic dancing open for all to participate in, and cakes and refreshments afterwards.
You can learn more about the Christian significance of the Feast of Tabernacles here, and about all three of the Biblical autumnal feasts (Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles) here.
This week I read a cluster of news articles that could have been taken directly from the plot of my 2012 end-times novel, Seventy Weeks. These were not the main headlines most of us will have seen – the missile firing of North Korea nor the latest terrorist atrocity on the London Tube. No, these were a little more disguised but seriously relevant, nonetheless.
I mention them because, as Christians, we need to be aware of what is going in our world today. These things are road-signs as to where we are and where we are heading.
Following the launch this week of Apple’s iPhone 8 smartphone, which is able to identify the user using the latest facial recognition technology , the Daily Telegraph ran this piece about the benefits of ‘Big Data’. However, it included the following significant comment:
“We are now only a few years away from the day when facial recognition technology will be sufficiently advanced that, whenever we walk down a street, networks of CCTV cameras, public as well as private, will immediately recognise us. Databases of people’s faces will be created and used for commercial as well as law and order purposes.”
What in the world is going on? Catastrophic hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, nuclear threats. Is God trying to tell us something? Yes.
An article by Joel Rosenberg, a prolific Christian writer and commentator.
Hurricane Harvey drops 33 trillion gallons of rainfall on the U.S. Experts say the floods are a once-in-a-thousand-years event. Now Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. Historic, sustained winds of at least 185 miles-per-hour. Devastation in the Caribbean has been catastrophic. Experts say Florida and other American states could face the same.
Then there’s the horrific, out-of-control wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest Countless that are “creating apocalypse-like conditions in numerous Western states, blotting out the noonday sun behind thick blankets of smoke and depositing ash like freshly fallen snow,” according to the Washington Post.
At the same time, Mexico experiences the worst earthquake in a century. Record-breaking floods are devastating Asia. Half of Bangladesh is reportedly underwater. 100,000 homes have been destroyed. Forty million people face severe and potentially life-threatening food and water shortages. Russia is preparing to mass upwards of 100,000 troops on the borders of three NATO countries for a massive series of war games that some fear is a prelude to war in Europe. The genocidal slaughter continues in Syria. Terror attacks are occurring around the globe. North Korea threatens to nuke the United States, then tests a hydrogen bomb and long-range ballistic missiles. And tensions over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem spike, then settle, then spike again.
People have all kinds of theories as to what is happening, but the answer is quite straightforward — God is trying to get our attention.
Read the rest of the article here.
Dr Clifford Hill of Issachar Ministries has recently written two articles published on Prophecy Today UK (linked below) on the subject of where the nation and the Church of England currently stand before God. As a result of the passing of laws that clearly conflict with Scripture, and the C of E’s moving away from Biblical truth, he shares his belief that as a nation we are in the same position as the nation of Judah was before God’s judgement of exile befell her.
Though Britain, and much of the West, has moved away from God and His standards for our society, yet there is hope that through repentance we can in future know God’s favour in our country.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Earlier in the year we donated a number of football shirts for children in South Africa. This was organised through our friends at Carmel Assembly in Hadfield, Derbyshire. In the pictures you can see some of the children at the Hope Valley Farm School rather proudly displaying their newly acquired football shirts. Thanks to all who were able to give to this project. There is likely to be another trip later in the year, so we can hopefully contribute again. (Pictures shared with permission)