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Prophetic Witness - July 2016

Prophetic Witness - July 2016Terrorism and Europe's
Spiritual Vacuum

by Philip Bell

Many were stunned by the stories that the media published following the callous murder spree of IS-backed terrorists in Paris on 13 November last year. However, a few people are likely to have read IS’s own statement of responsibility for the attacks and their stated reasons for carrying them out. These seem to be ignored by the media. This is likely due, in part, to an understandable willingness to aid in the spread of such propaganda. However, I believe there is another reason. It is uncomfortable even to acknowledge the contents of the statement because its description of the increasingly decadent West is rather "too close to the bone.” Let it be absolutely clear that, in what follows, I am not suggesting for a moment that the perpetrators of these crimes were justified in their actions. Nevertheless, there is surely a connection between the secularisation of Europe and the increasing jeopardy of the safety of its citizens.
 

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Prophetic Witness - June 2016

Prophetic Witness - June 2016discipleship

by Philip Jones

...What does the word ‘disciple' mean?

The Greek word” translated as ’disciple' in our English Scriptures is ’machetes'! This word literally means ’student' or 'pupil’. This tells us that disciples are people undergoing tuition by someone. Many groups in the Jewish society of Jesus' day had disciples, for example, the Pharisees, Sadducees, and even John the Baptist.
'Some people came and asked Jesus, ’How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are Fasting, but yours are not”' (Mark 2:16).
We also know from non-Biblical sources that some Gentile groups and leaders had disciples, for example ....

Prophetic Witness - May 2016

Prophetic Witness - May 2016The Fig Tree Is Budding

by Pastor Jon Ikin

There’s no place like home, is there? And in great ’48 Israel came back to her divinely appointed homeland. "To you and your descendants I have given this land...” (Gen.15:18) ‘ said the covenant-keeping God of Abraham. And after two thousand years of exile that's exactly where she returned. The historic decision by the U.N. General Assembly in November 1947 providentially opened the door for the elect nation to go back home.
 
Shortly afterwards, on May 14th 1948, she declared herself an independent state once again...

Prophetic Witness - April 2016

Prophetic Witnerss - April 2016The Rise Of ISIS

by Rev. Byron Jones

Most of us understand little of Islam and even less about the violent and chaotic events in the Middle East. In this first study we’ll examine the background and rise of Isis and why it appears attractive to young Muslims, even those brought up within a comfortable Western culture.

Prophetic Witness - March 2016

Prophetic Witness - March 2016Evidence God Gives

by Rev. Byron Jones

There are three major ways God presents evidence to the human race to confirm his existence; firstly in Romans chapter one Paul tells us that all men are without excuse because the evidence for God is revealed in everything that has been made. Creation and the natural world all display his glory, including the heavens. Unfortunately, scientific rationalism which has permeated western minds since the time of Darwin has all but destroyed that piece of evidence in the thinking of most people, who now believe that everything around us is the result of random chance. But for those who believe the truth of his Word, the glory of our God is revealed in the wonder of his creation. We see in the intricate design of everything, clear evidence of the designer himself.

Prophetic Witness - February 2016

Prophetic Witness - February 2016The Six Abodes Of Satan

by Dr Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

III. THE THIRD ABODE: THE ATMOSPHERIC HEAVENS

The third and present abode of Satan is mentioned in Ephesians 2:2 and 6:12.
 
Ephesians 2:2 states: "wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience.”

Ephesians 6:12 states: "For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

In Ephesians 2, Satan is the prince of the powers of the air. In Ephesians 6, he is in the heavenly places. Thus, Satan's third and present abode can be described as the atmospheric heavens. He lives in the air or the atmosphere.
 
While the atmospheric heavens function as Satan’s third and present abode, he does indeed have permission of access into two other localities. First, he has permission of access into Heaven and often uses it. To this day, whenever he so desires, he can still go into Heaven and stand before the very presence of God (Job 1:6; 2:1). Whenever Satan uses his permission of access to enter into Heaven, he does so, for only one reason: to be the accuser of the brethren; not only against Job, but also an accuser against Israel (Zech. 3:1), and against believers today (Rev. 12:10). Whenever a believer falls into a state at unconfessed sin, sooner or later Satan will stand before the Throne of God the Father to accuse that believer. That is why believers still need the ministry of Yeshua as their Advocate. Whenever Satan has any grounds of accusing them, Yeshua can say, "Lay that sin upon My account. I have already paid for that sin when I died for that person on the cross.” In this way, Yeshua is still ministering as our Advocate. On the other hand, believers have a responsibility to be careful not to give grounds for Satan to accuse us before God’s Throne.

Prophetic Witness - December 2015

Prophetic Witness - December 2015When God Became A Man

by Dr Alec Passmore

An uplifting meditation from Philippians chapter two.

Most of our unthinking secular world will miss (again) the transcendent wonder and mystery of all time — THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD. The inspired Apostle Paul wrote "Great is the mystery of Godliness, God was manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). Again, in his letter to the Philippians he states his life’s goal and purpose “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings being made conformable unto His death” (ch 3:10). To know Jesus Christ personally is infinitely higher knowledge than mere "religion". It is a divine revelation.

Prophetic Witness - November 2015

Prophetic Witness - November 2015Don't take your eyes off IRAN

by Jon Ikin.

Jeremiah 49:34-39.

A significant but overlooked prophecy about Iran comes in the 49th chapter of Jeremiah. It is basically a bad news prophecy for Elam (Iran), which makes it a good news prophecy for Israel in the last days Being found at the close of several chapters dealing with Gentile nations who are going to be attacked by Babylon, this final message is different from the rest. For a start it has a date, which none of the others have Verse 34 says: "The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah...” This was 596 BC, about a decade before the fall of Jerusalem.

By recording this prophecy’s date Jeremiah may be saying that it came at a different time to the others. But a more significant issue regards its fulfilment. “Of Elam nothing can be said with any certainty,” wrote George Campbell—Morgan, and similar sentiments are echoed by other commentators. Although some make brave and complicated attempts to find a fulfilment, none of them are very convincing. The case for future fulfilment is a good one — especially since v39 talks about, "the latter days”. In fact some prophecy teachers suggest that we could even be looking here at, "an imminent event.” If so, we need an urgent understanding of what the Lord says He will do to Iran, according to this revelation. There are no less than four astonishing things revealed here.

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