Day: June 5, 2010

The Never-forsaking God

Oswald Chambers 90x115 by Oswald Chambers

What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what God says, or am I learning to truly hear Him and then to respond after I have heard what He says? “For He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ’The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’ ” ( Hebrews 13:5-6  ).

“I will never leave you . . .”— not for any reason; not my sin, selfishness, stubbornness, nor waywardness. Have I really let God say to me that He will never leave me? If I have not truly heard this assurance of God, then let me listen again.

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A group of rabbis in Israel say the Israeli Defense Force clash with the flotilla headed towards Gaza is the beginning of the Gog and Magog prophecy

Jimmy Deyoung 90x115 by Jimmy DeYoung

The Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria has issued a statement that the results of the incident in which Israel intercepted a flotilla trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza seems like the Biblical description of the beginning of the Gog and Magog prophecy. The rabbis said that Ezekiel’s prophecy of Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38, is the prophecy of the Bible that deals with the world turning against the Jewish state of Israel – but it ends with the third and final redemption of the Jewish people.

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