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Prophetic Witness - January 2014

Prophetic Witness - January 2014Philippines

- A PWMI RESPONSE -

THANK YOU MESSAGE

Dear Rev. Colin Le Noury,
MARANATHA!!!

I just want to say thank you to you and to the PWMI for all your helps to accomplish our mission trip in Tacloban City and in Ormoc City.

You know Rev. Colin, there are so many people especially in the remote places did not received help from our government and this is what I want to reached out this places.

The Lord lead me to go back again into other cities partly in Leyte province also, where many people didn't received any relief goods from the government and to the private organizations. While I was praying every time I saw them on television, the Lord touched my heart to reached this people, they need the Lord this time and of course they need also some foods. Every time we distribute relief goods and medicine we pray first to this people and we challenge them to received the Lord as what the most important thing they need in their life.

Yours in God's Kingdom,

Pastor Duane Advento
Tribal Pastor
Sianib Polanco, Zambo. del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines

 

Prophetic Witness - December 2013

Prophetic Witness - December 2013The Virgin Birth

Its Essentiality to the Faith

by Dr David Reagan

There is probably no aspect of the Christian faith that has not been subjected to more abuse than the doctrine of the virgin birth of Jesus.

The world of course laughs at the concept. But tragically, so do many professing Christians. I think it would be safe to say that most liberal Christian spokesmen, representing the mainline denominations, would reject the idea of the virgin birth as nothing more than a crude attempt by ignorant First Century disciples to attribute deity to Jesus.

Central or Peripheral?

Is the virgin birth central to the Christian faith, or is it only a peripheral issue that should be relegated to the realm of opinion?

I believe it is absolutely essential to the faith, for it attests to the identity of Jesus - namely, that He was God in the flesh.

Make no mistake about it - if Jesus was not God, then His sacrifice for our sins was meaningless. No imperfect man could have died for our sins, because His death would not have appeased our Creator's demand for justice. Our sin bearer had to be a perfect man, and thus He had to be divine.

The Hebrew prophets pointed to the divinity of the Messiah.
Isaiah said He would be "Immanuel," meaning "God with us" (Isaiah 7: 14). Isaiah also said the Messiah would be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6). Micah stated that the Messiah would be one who had existed "from the days of eternity" (Micah 5:2).

If Jesus was the Messiah, as He claimed to be (Mark 14:61-64 and John 4:25-26), then He had to be God in the flesh.
That requires a miraculous conception / because all people born of human parents are born with a fallen sin nature (Psalm 51:5 and Ephesians 2:3). To deny the virgin birth is to deny the deity of Jesus. ...

 

Prophetic Witness - November 2013

Prophetic Witness - November 2013LIKE A STORM

by Jon Ikin

Over the last few decades, storm forecasting has become a vital study. With the help of modern technology, organisations such as 'The Storm Prediction Centre', in Oklahoma give a warnings of dangerous weather activity, helping people prepare for some of nature's worst. But no matter how good their forecasting skills are there is one storm coming that will not appear on their radar screens: the Russian led invasion of Israel which will take place in the last days. Through Ezekiel the prophet (approx. 600BC), the Lord God of Israel describes this event as a terrifying storm on the horizon. "You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you..." (Ezk.38:9). The forecast is given and the clouds appear to be gathering. This may be a good time to refresh our memories regarding a most important prophecy found in Ezekiel 38-39.

Confirming the report

Let's be honest. Talk of a Russian invasion of Israel and it sounds sensational in the least. At best it sounds like a hangover from the Cold War era. Does the Bible really teach such a thing? ...

 

Prophetic Witness - October 2013

Prophetic Witness - October 2013Getting Ready For The Rapture

by Martin Oliver

One of the most important aims of the Prophetic Witness International Movement is in encouraging believers to live holy lives in readiness for Christ's return. This is spelt out in their Statement of Belief listed at the back of their magazine. Under the heading of 'Salvation' are the words, '... the repentant sinner is justified by faith alone and that is evidenced by holy living.' Under 'The Holy Spirit' it says, 'The Holy Spirit's work is ... to produce fruit in the life of the believers ... to equip believers for effective service and ministry.' Under 'The Coming King' are the words, '... the imminent return of Christ is the greatest motivation to prayer, holiness of life and evangelism.'

The effect of prophetic teaching on the individual must therefore be practical. Prophetic truth may touch our minds, but if it doesn't touch our hearts and lives it is wasted.

 

Prophetic Witness - September 2013

Prophetic Witness - September 2013The Millennial Mountain Of
Jehovah's House

by Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum

At the time of the Second Coming of the Messiah, the Land will undergo tremendous geographical and topographical changes. One of the key changes will be the rise of a very high mountain that will become the highest mountain of of the world. On top of this mountain tile Millennial Temple and the Millennial Jerusalem will stand.

There are several passages that speak of this Millennial Mountain of Jehovah's House. One such passage is Isaiah 2:2-4: And it shall come to pass in the laffer days, that the mountain of Jehovah's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many peoples shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Jehovah from Jerusalem. And he will ;udge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

 

Prophetic Witness - August 2013

Prophetic Witness - August 2013Be Careful To Whom You Listen

Pastor John Willans BD. Dip Theol.

... Be careful to whom you listen! This true story reminds us of the vital importance of listening to correct information and instructions. Sometimes listening to the right person with the right knowledge is quite literally a matter of life and death. But this story also teaches us an important spiritual lesson that has profound implications.

Everyone of us is on the "journey of life". As we travel along, we need to make certain that we are listening to the right "person" and the correct information; otherwise we won't know what we are doing, where we are going, what decisions we are to make, or indeed how to prepare for our journey's end.

Many people today are in a state of confusion regarding a whole range of moral, religious and personal issues. For example, some are confused regarding what to believe about God and which religion to follow. Others are confused about what should be considered as morally right and what should be seen as immoral. Still more are confused about what is happening to the world and uncertain about how to deal with their own personal problems such as who to marry, where to live, what job to take, and so on. ...

 

Prophetic Witness - July 2013

Prophetic Witness - July 2013The Parable Of The
Pearl Of Great Price

Martin Oliver

WHO OR WHAT IS THE PEARL?

The parables of the treasure in the field (See previous article) and the pearl of great price are two aspects of the work of the cross. Pearls are highly valued, though not apparently by the Jews. As we showed in the last article, Jesus in His first advent came for His treasure, 'the lost sheep of the house of Israel,' (See Matthew 15:24). But He also came for 'other sheep have I, which are not of this fold,' (See John 10: 16). It is a commonly held view that the pearl represents Christ and that to win Christ, we must purchase Him with a great price. Surely it is the other way round. He has purchased us at the cost of His precious blood shed on the cross of Calvary. What can we possibly have that would enable us to buy Christ? However, others believe that the pearl represents the Church and that it is Christ who has paid the supreme price of His blood to buy her, (See 1 Corinthians 6:20). The merchant must surely be Christ who went looking for pearls and found one of great value. Ever since Pentecost, He has been looking for His Church, which is precious to Him, (See 1 Peter 2:4). 1 Peter 2:7, reminds us that just as Christ is precious to God, so the Church is precious to Him. The literal translation of 1 Peter 2:7 is 'to you who believe is the preciousness.'

 

Prophetic Witness - May 2013

Prophetic Witness - May 2013THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
THE MILLENNIUM

Dr Andy Woods

Revelation's depiction of the final end-time events yields a precise chronology. Revelation's closing chapters highlight Armageddon (16: 16), the Second Coming ( 19: 11-16), the Millennial Kingdom (20: 1-1 0), the Great White Throne Judgment (20: 11-15), the destruction of this present earth (21 : 1), and the establishment of the Eternal State (21-22). At first glance, this order of events seems inefficient. Why not just have the Second Coming and then move directly into the final judgment and Eternal State and skip the thousandyear kingdom? In other words, why does there have to be an interruption of a thousand years before the final judgment and Eternal State can transpire? The purpose of this article is to answer this common question by demonstrating that if we did not have these ten verses in our Bible (Rev. 20: 1-10), there would be irreparable damage to God's Word, because many of the themes spoken of earlier in the Bible would remain unresolved. The thousand-year reign of Christ is the only time period in history when plots and tensions developed earlier in Scripture can find a resolution. This article will provide seven reasons why Revelation 20: 1-10 is significant and necessary.

 

Prophetic Witness - April 2013

Prophetic Witness - April 2013Israel and the Messianic Kingdom

Dr Arnold Fructenbaum

Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah. Jeremiah 31 :31

INTRODUCTION

Within the period of the Messianic Kingdom, Israel is a major theme of the Old Testament prophets. Indeed, it was the high point of Old Testament prophecy and every writing prophet - with the exception of Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Malachi - had something to say about Israel. The last two prophets did make reference to the Second Coming and the Tribulation, which, in the wider context of the Prophets, implied a kingdom to follow. To spiritualize and allegorize away such a great amount of Scripture is to confuse the whole science of interpretation. There is no reason to spiritualize any of these prophecies any more than there is reason to do so with the first coming prophecies of the Messiah, those prophecies that deal with His virgin birth, His birth in Bethlehem, His death, or His physical Resurrection.

Because of the amount of revelation available on Israel in the Messianic Kingdom, this study will be divided into eight major sections: the four facets of the final restoration of Israel, other characteristics of Israel's final restoration, the Millennial Mountain of Jehovah's House, the Millennial Temple, the millennial system of priesthood and sacrifices, the millennial river, the Millennial lsrael, and the Millennial Jerusalem.

 

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