INTERACTIVE BIBLE COMMENTARY - PROPHECY NEWS WATCH - CHRISTIAN SOCIAL NETWORK
ARE YOU READY;
IS YOUR LAMP FULL OF OIL?
By Brother Chris
Anyone who has even the basic understanding of prophecy has been following the upheavals happening throughout the Middle East, people rising up against their governments, worldwide protests that all started in Egypt, brought together through a face book page. America, the once friend of Israel, is currently taking distinctive roles in both the toppling and reformation of now multiple Islamic Governments. What has become notable through these protests is the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical group that is calling for the revived establishment of global Shariah Law.
The word Shariah means "the path to a watering hole." It denotes an Islamic way of life – not just a system of criminal justice. It is a code of living that Muslims adopt as a code of living from their faith. Middle Eastern countries formally institute it as the law of the land, enforcing it in the courts of law. Muslims believe that because the world has become secular in its legal system, it makes it difficult for people to govern themselves by the personal laws derived from their own religion and are therefore in need of a universal law that brings them back to Allah/God.
When we look at America pre 911, we had problems yes, but America was still the Promised Land that so many wanted to immigrate to. Look at America today; it’s now only a matter of time before they find themselves in a situation of total financial collapse.
The Muslim Brotherhood has made it clear that their intentions are to take over America through a grand "Civilization Jihad" to destroy the US from within. The question is then, why are we strengthening their power through uniting the Middle East from a number of different countries to a collective whole which will give them the ultimate power base to fulfill their agenda?
The Muslim Brotherhood is represented strongly by Huma Abedin in the White House, Hillary Clinton's most trusted confidant and chief of staff. With a little research you quickly come to realize that Obama himself is currently a practising Muslim. When we truly look at the new Muslim face within Washington, can we honestly wonder why America is collapsing?
Ezekiel 30 prophesies about the fate of Egypt and those who help it, they will fall.
Ezekiel 30:3 "For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen."
Ezekiel 30:6 "Thus saith the Lord; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall."
Ezekiel 30:8 "And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed."
Throughout this chapter, the Lord says that he will strengthen the king of Babylon. Less than a generation after this prophecy, Cyrus completed the Persian conquest of Babylon and the Persian Empire solidified its rule.
We can witness both historic and futurist properties of prophesy at work here.
Persia ruled over Babylon. Currently, when the US withdraws from Iraq, Iran (formerly Persia) is poised to make yet another play on Babylon. Egypt has already fallen into the hands of the extreme Islamists thanks to US-assisted democratic elections.
As we discern the very days in which we live in, we must be vigilant to understand what America is doing and how it relates to prophecy. There are many tremendous prophetic warnings that America’s leaders are on a crash course toward utter destruction. Ezekiel 30 is speaking of a time when the day of the Lord is near and that those who help Egypt will be destroyed.
Many pray for America, as yes they should, however I feel it’s time to pray for the salvation of individual American’s, for as both the news and prophecy loudly declare, Christ’s return cannot be far off now. Can you not feel His presence in the air even now?
ARE YOU READY; IS YOUR LAMP FULL OF OIL?
Those whose lamps are filled are spiritual Christians that have an intimate relationship with the Lord; the virgins that did not have their lamps filled are carnal Christians, for they did not have an intimate relationship with the Lord. Matthew 25:1-13
Psalm 132…Monday December 12th, 2011
HONOR GOD and HE WILL HONOR YOU
There was a day when the ark of the covenant was brought to Jerusalem and praises to God for his promise to perpetuate David’s line
O Lord remember David and all the hardships he endured
He swore an oath to the Lord and made a vow to the Mighty one
To find a place for the Lord a dwelling for the Mighty One
WE ARE NOW TEMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH CHRIST
Let us worship at his footstool
Arise O Lord and come to your resting place
May your saints sing for joy
For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling
This is my resting place for ever and ever
I will bless her…her poor will I satisfy with food
I will clothe her priests with salvation and her saints will ever sing for joy
I WILL CLOTHE AND THE CROWN OF DIVINE AUTHORITY WILL SO BRING RESTORATION
We see reference to David’s desire to build the temple. When David became king, he built a beautiful palace but he was troubled that the ark of the covenant, the symbol of God’s presence among his people
Remained in a tent
2 Samuel 6:17
2 Samuel 7:1-17
This bothered David that he could not sleep until he corrected the situation. He began to lay the plans for the temple to house the ark. Eventually the temple was built by his son Solomon
WE MUST LIVE SO CLOSE TO GOD THAT WE BECOME RESTLESS UNTIL GOD’S WILL IS ACCOMPLISHED THRO US
The promise that David’s sons would sit on Israel’s throne forever is found in
2 Samuel 7:8-29
This promise had two parts
David’s descendants would perpetually rule over Israel as long as they followed God
then David’s royal line would never end.
The 1st part of this was conditional; as long as the kings obeyed God
(keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them)
Their dynasty would continue
The second part of the promise was unconditional
It was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, who reigns forever
The horn to “grow for David” refers to one of his mighty descendants.
David’s son, Solomon was indeed a glorious king
1 Kings 3:10-14
But these verses look ahead even further to another descendant of David
JESUS the MESSIAH
THE POWER, MIGHT and GLORY of the MESSIAH
Will last forever
THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD HAS NO LIMIT
AVAILABLE IN JESUS CHRIST our LORD and SAVIOR
Study by Charlotte…December 2011
Check out today's ACTIVE TOPICS
We welcome all avenues of prophecy interpretation to post articles, comment and ask questions.
Please help us grow by forwarding Prophecy Times on to your e-buddies.