THE DESTINY OF NATIONS AND THE GOSPEL TO WHOMSOEVER

(Delivered at “The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder” conference in Canberra, Australia, July 23, 2010)

Acts 17:30-31   Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.  He has given assurance of this to all by raising [Jesus] from among the dead.

Some basic assumptions:

  –Jesus Christ is Lord/YHVH!
  –The whole of the Bible is the Word of GOD, and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  –The Scriptures are written for us living at the end of the age (end of the last days). 1Cor 10:11, Rom 15:4
  –Messiah came to fulfill all that is written in the O.T., not to annul them.  We are not to add to them nor take away  from them.  Mt 5:17-19
  –Each of us is responsible for searching the Scriptures if we are unsure about anything taught.  Acts 17:11
  –The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again!  Rev 22:7,12,20  Continue reading “THE DESTINY OF NATIONS AND THE GOSPEL TO WHOMSOEVER”

YESHUA ESTABLISHING HIS THRONE OVER ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS

(Kingdom of God conference, Canberra, Australia:  “The Government Shall Be On His Shoulder”, July, 2010)

Rom 3:29-30  YHVH God is the God of both Jews and Gentiles
Acts 1:6-7   God has His own appointed times to fulfill His covenantal promises

Mt 28:18-19   ALL authority has been given to Yeshua by God the Father, in Heaven and on Earth.
Eph 20-22   Jesus is currently sitting at the right-hand of the Father, interceding for us; the church (not the world at this time) is His body and the fullness of Him who fills all in all.  Jesus is far above the  creation He made.

1Sam 8   Israel, from Beer Sheva, asked for a king like the Gentiles have, rejecting YHVH God as their King.  (God gave them who/what they asked for in Shaul/Saul, whose Hebrew name means ‘asked for’.)
Mt 2:2; 27:37-42   Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and was already King of the Jews at His birth (and in His death on the cross).  Jesus came to restore the Kingdom of God to Israel.
Lk 19:14   “But His citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after Him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’”  Continue reading “YESHUA ESTABLISHING HIS THRONE OVER ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS”

TO THE JEW FIRST AND LAST

(Open Doors to the Jewish Community conference at Deltona Alliance Church, Florida, 30-31 Jan 2010)

Jn 16:8-11  And when [the Holy Spirit] has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  of sin, because they do not believe in Me:  of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

The gospel is for sinners.  The Lord Jesus says here that [the] sin is not believing in Him.  Not believing in Him leads to lawlessness of all kinds.

The gospel was first brought from Messiah Yeshua to Israel and the Jewish people:  to His own.  This good news and its necessity to the Jewish people has never been changed . . . by God!  The cross is still a cause of stumbling to the Jewish person – the idea that our God would actually become a despised and rejected Man hanging on the cursed tree!  And even worse, that we insisted that He be killed in that way!!  Continue reading “TO THE JEW FIRST AND LAST”

THE BIBLICAL PEACE PLAN FOR ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

(Presented at conference in Altheim, Germany, November 1-4, 2009)

–Israel is the first-born (Ex 4:22; Jer 31:9 [8 Heb]) of the nations to God, even though there were other nations before her/him.  God has declared Israel/Ephraim to be His first-born, and with justification.

–The very fact of the Most High God, YHVH, has chosen Israel has brought in conflict – over the people and the Land.  This conflict comes first from Satan; then from others who feel rejected or ignored; and from within by those who lack both faith and the fear of the Lord.

–Various responses have been given as to how to make peace in Israel and the Middle East:
  –extreme Jewish and Arab views, sometimes even amongst believers, to rid the country of the other
  –compromise over covenantal promises and conditions
  –the gospel and expansion of influence by believers in the societies
  –the revelation of Jesus Christ

–Either the flesh and natural mind will insist on its own significance, or else the Holy Spirit will rule and we die to ourselves, pick up our crosses daily, and follow the Lamb wherever He leads us.  Continue reading “THE BIBLICAL PEACE PLAN FOR ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST”

YHVH’s COVENANTS WITH ISRAEL

(Teaching at conference in Lubumbashi, DRC – Pentecostal  Epiphanie Church — May 26, 2009)

Mt 5:17-19; 2 Cor 1:20     Jesus came not to cancel or to break the Law and the Prophets, but rather to fulfill every jot and tittle of them

Ex 25:21-22; Lev 16: 11-14     the Ark of the Testimony was set in the Holy of Holies; the intercessory cloud of incense covered, and the blood of atonement was sprinkled on the Ark as a witness to the hope of redemption from the holy and righteous demands of the Law of Moses

Acts 24:14-15  Paul’s testimony about the hope of the fathers, as written in the Law and the Prophets, for the resurrection

Rom 8:18-25    the redemption of our bodies in the resurrection

The word redemption in English means to buy (purchase) back and restore what is rightfully mine but legally lost through forfeit (loss of privilege or honor through disqualification by breaking, or by not living up to, the rules or law).  The word ransom means the payment of a price for deliverance from some evil.  It could be for a prisoner of war, a hostage, a slave, or one’s own life (Ex 21:29-30).  In the Bible, redemption requires two things:  the legally qualified person, and the willingness and ability of that person to pay the required price to buy back what was given up. (see Lev 25; Ruth 4; Heb 2:14-18; 1Pt 1:18-19)  The year of Jubilee is all about redemption and restoration, both of people and of property.  A redeemed person or possession is restored to his or its intended purpose.  His dignity is regained.  And the honor given him is greater than before the loss.  Redemption brings a better state than the original natural creation or nature. Continue reading “YHVH’s COVENANTS WITH ISRAEL”

THE COVENANT OF YHVH GOD WITH ISRAEL

(Teaching at conference in Lubumbashi, DRC – Pentecostal  Epiphanie Church — May 26, 2009)

Eph 2:11-13   Gentiles brought into the Commonwealth of Israel

2Cor 1:19-20   All the promises of God ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Messiah Jesus

Gen 17:1-8      YHVH made an everlasting covenant to Abram (Abraham) and to his descendants for an everlasting  possession of all the Land of Canaan.  

Gen 26:1-5       YHVH reaffirms to Isaac the oath He swore to Abraham.  

Gen 28:10-15  YHVH, God of Abraham and Isaac, confirmed the covenant promises to Jacob.  It is taking a long time,  but YHVH God is doing what He has promised.  

Jer 31:31-37   New Covenant with Israel and Jewish people:  forgiveness of sin; God’s control of solar system his pledge  Continue reading “THE COVENANT OF YHVH GOD WITH ISRAEL”

REVIVAL AND UNITY IN THE CRUCIFIED ONE – 20 Sep 2008

(Message given at The Negev Conference in Beer Sheva)

1Cor 1:18, 23-25   For the word/message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. . . . We preach Messiah crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Messiah the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Zech 12:10 – 13:1   And I (YHVH) will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced.  And they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.  On that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning  at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.  And the land shall mourn, every family by itself:  the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the  family of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of  Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
         On that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness Continue reading “REVIVAL AND UNITY IN THE CRUCIFIED ONE – 20 Sep 2008”

LAMECH, AMALEK, ‘YESHU’, INTIFADA, YAD L’ACHIM – Nov 2007

(Delivered at Israel Conf.:  “Eschatological Convictions”,  Langensteinbacherhohe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 20-25 Nov 2007)

The Church, Israel, and Islam
Gen 4:4Abel:  the righteousness which offers an acceptable sacrifice through faith
Gen 4:10–his blood cries out for justice
Heb 12:24–Yeshua’s blood speaks better things – forgiveness and salvation
Mt 18:21-22–Christians commanded to forgive 70×7 times per day  Continue reading “LAMECH, AMALEK, ‘YESHU’, INTIFADA, YAD L’ACHIM – Nov 2007”

GLORY HIDDEN TO BE REVEALED

(Israel Conference – Langensteinbacherhohe:  “Eschatological Convictions”, Nov 20- 25, 2007)

Jn 1:10-14   He came, and His glory was beheld by only a few

Jn 16:8-11   And when He (the Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of Judgment:  of sin, because they do not believe on Me (Jesus); of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

Rev 1:1a   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants – things which must shortly take place. . . .

Rom 7:21 – 8:25   this creation subjected by God to futility until the revelation of the glory of God in Messiah, the Son of God, and in the sons of God  Continue reading “GLORY HIDDEN TO BE REVEALED”

GOOD NEWS

(Israel Conference – Langensteinbacherhohe:  “Eschatological Convictions”, Nov 20- 25, 2007)

Acts 2:36-41   Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Yeshua, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!. . .Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.. . .Be saved from this perverse generation.  Then those who gladly received this word were baptized. . . .  Continue reading “GOOD NEWS”