Why is it that attending Church or Synagogue has become a matter of choice rather than conviction? When did this happen? This is an issue within both Christianity and the Hebraic/Messianic movement.
It seems like getting used to corruption is easier than one would suspect. Having lived long enough now in our country, in the realm of the church, and also with me, I’ve come to realize that corruption, on all levels, is like the frog in the pot. It happens so gradually that it’s hardly noticed.
But in the midst of all this corruption I see hope in reflecting upon the life of David.
The full power and effectiveness of the Bible is only possible if it remains one cohesive whole. If Satan can get us to DIVIDE the Scriptures, then he can CONQUER us! Don’t you think a master strategist would take full advantage of that? I do.
One of the fiery darts Satan has sent our way goes something like this:
I mean, how stupid can anyone be to think that God didn’t have enough foresight to make sure all of His creation was sustainable? I, personally, don’t believe mankind has it within his power/ability to topple God’s creation. That’s just plain arrogance. And, it’s a telling mindset displaying the absence of God from intelligent thinking.
Aviv update from Israel. Yoel is a guy in Israel I trust. He has been doing the Aviv search for many years now. From what he saw there is not enough Aviv barley to start the new year.
As long as we feel at home in this world (and want this world to be our home) our souls won’t be able to break with longing for God’s judgments (His Kingdom) to come. Can I say it this way: God is longing for His people, en masse, to shed themselves of this world and focus on His coming Kingdom.
Peter was giving the people of his generation a heads up as to what they could expect. They had become “untoward.” That can’t signal anything good. Listeners would have sensed the smoke on the horizon and taken notice that they were being warned. Perhaps this, in part, is why there was such a response for salvation among the listeners of Peter’s sermon.