Hear this anointed message from Ant Spitteler here:
Exodus 4: 1-5: Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’” 2 So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A rod.” 3 And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand), 5 “that they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”
God wants to do a new thing in our lives! He wants to make a way where there presently isn’t a way forward. He calls us to prepare the way, to remove the obstacles and ‘unkink the hosepipe’, so to speak, so His glory can flow through us. To enable that to happen, we must ‘seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.
Here is the audio of yesterday’s message. Israel is the fig tree Jesus told us to watch and understand in relation to His second coming. Israels restoration over the last seventy years is truly amazing, God at work in fulfilling His promises in Ezekiel 36 and 37. Events in the Middle East recently should awaken us to the subsequent prophecies of Ezekiel 38 and 39, events such as the recent alignment of Russia, Iran and Turkey, their presence in Syria and Iran’s continued threats to destroy Israel.
Here are some recommended links for further recent information and background study.
Middle East Update (with intel from IDF forces) Video from Major Amir Tsafati, (who served as Deputy Governor of Jericho and was part of the negotiating team which was tasked to turn over the area to the Palestinians. He is also an international speaker on terrorism.)
The Days of Ezekiel, Video. Amir Tsafati
A study of Ezekiel 38 and 39 by Derek Walker, Oxford Bible Church.
Here are some brief and basic notes from this morning’s look at the case for Creation. The CD recording of both Glen and Steve’s testimonies, and the short message I brought, will be available next Sunday.
We declare God is the Creator!! Hebs.11:3, Psalm 8 & Psalm 19. All the beautiful portrayals of Creation (such as Blue Planet) should give glory to the Creator, instead they rob Him of His glory by attributing the wonders of creation to a false god, the god of evolution (evolution requires faith to believe it!). Evolution is not provable, it is only a theory, yet it is consistently presented as fact in the media. The Biblical description of history (Creation, the Flood) clearly provide an alternative, credible account for how things are as they are.
There are many resources available on a wide variety of subjects, such as the flood, dinosaurs, carbon dating, fossils, millions of years etc, on the Answers in Genesis website.
Advancing His Kingdom’s Order in a Disorderly World (Col 2:4-8)
Advancing the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ in a Disorderly World
The last time I was here we looked at Paul’s Prayer-plus in Col 2:1-5. Actually we only managed to look at 2:1-3. The prayer ends in 2:5 with the apostle’s expression of hope and belief in answered prayer: “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ”. In other words, I am already anticipating, seeing and rejoice to behold the answer to my prayers. And what I am looking forward to see is “your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ” (2:5). Read the rest of this entry »
Paul as Faithful Minister of the Kingdom (Part 1) Col 1:23b-2:5
Our journey through Colossians brings us to the part in the Apostle’s letters in which he talks about himself. Here in Colossians 1, Paul does this for two reasons, one is to Enlighten the readers about his Ministry, and the second is to Embody His Message to the Colossians. Let me explain these two reasons a bit more. Read the rest of this entry »
King Jesus the Founder of the Kingdom Part Two (Col 1:18-23a)
Advancing the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ in a Disorderly World:
Last month we started examining this great Christ hymn which indeed is among a special class of New Testament passages. Paul presents Jesus the King as the founder of the kingdom, and in so doing defines who we are. It is only because of Him that we are what we are. Let’s read the passage again, Read the rest of this entry »