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Why End Times? (15) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 23 February 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

The abomination that causes desolation
First, Jesus talks about false christs, false prophets, hunger, infectious diseases, earthquakes, conflicts, wars, revolutions, fatal persecutions, martyrs, hatred by all nations, brothers rising up against each other, parents being betrayed by their children, lawlessness, lack of love and affection, and the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom to the uttermost parts of the earth. (more…)

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Why End Times? (14) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 22 February 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

Matthew
Let’s follow Matthew 24, complemented by the parallel passages from Mark and Luke. In this discourse the Lord Jesus answers the disciples’ three-part question: “…Tell us, when will this happen? [that not one stone will be left on another of Jerusalem and the Temple, that every one will be thrown down, as Jesus just said in Matthew 23:37-24:1-2] and what will be the sign of Your coming [Parousia, Coming in Glory] and of the end [completion] of the age” (Matthew 24:3). The disciples are not asking about ‘the end of the world’. (more…)

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PEACE and SAFETY for ISRAEL

editor 9 February 2017

By David Sudlow.. God is faithful to all His covenant promises to Israel, the Church and His Creation. We look and pray for those promises and are quickened with faith, hope, and love. Great days are ahead in the fulfilling of the Gospel of the Kingdom. We can see God’s great covenant promises coming to pass for His firstborn Israel; therefore we are assured that our redemption is certain—the Lord’s coming is very near. “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thess. 5: 2-3. (more…)

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Serving the Eternal One in the midst of this world

editor 19 January 2017

By Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi – January 5, 2017.. Very soon, the first book of the Torah, Genesis, will be finished during synagogue services on Shabbat in every synagogue in the world. “Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.” Not a happy ending! All the while there’s a rule in the Jewish Tradition that the weekly Torah reading should always end with a positive message or a joyful happening. And so we must conclude that placing Joseph’s body in a coffin is hiding a positive thought. (more…)

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SEVENTY NATIONS

editor 16 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J.  Glashouwer.. Those who have followed the developments in the Middle East year after year will not have missed that in November 2012, the General Assembly – voting by a large majority (139 in favour to 9 against with 41 abstentions) – accorded Palestine ‘non-Member Observer State status’ in the United Nations. Since then, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel resolutions follow each other in quick succession. (more…)

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Why End Times? (3) – Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

editor 12 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

The Restrainer
However, before this evil is able to break through without restraint, the ‘one who is holding it back’ must first be removed, says Paul. There is therefore something or someone who is still preventing the coming of THE antichrist; a restraining force, a Re- strainer. This will not continue to be the case. At a given moment the ‘one who is holding back’ evil will be removed and evil will be able to break through without restraint and THE antichrist will appear on the world scene to rule in full control. (more…)

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Why End Times? (2) – Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

editor 10 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

The final hour
We have therefore been living for over 2000 years in ‘the Last Days’, in the End Times. These last days will also have a last day. And that last day will also have a last or final hour. The hands of the clock of history stand at 5 minutes to 12 – almost midnight. John speaks about that last and final hour in his first letter, 1 John 2:18: “…Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. (more…)

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Why End Times? (1) – Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

editor 6 January 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 1 – Why End Times?

Starting today Christians for Israel International will start publishing weekly episodes of Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer’s book “Why End Times?”. Dutch speaking readers can watch weekly episodes of a new series of conversations between Rev Glashouwer and Dolf van de Vegte entitled: “Waarom Eindtijd?” on Family7 via cable and Internet TV starting Saturday January 7, 2017.

Foreword
For many years I have been teaching, preaching and speaking about Israel and God’s everlasting relationship with His people and His land. About the everlasting Covenants He made with them. Covenants and promises for which He pledged a solemn oath. And God will never break an oath. He is a reliable God, keeping His Covenant of love for a thousand generations. He does not change His mind halfway. His YES is YES and all the rest is of the evil one. (more…)

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A New Light on the Festival of Lights…writes Yanai Peles

editor 23 December 2016

By Yanai Peles.. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve celebrating Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrations have been part of my life as far back as I can remember. It always seemed to be a very straight forward occasion, celebrating the last time the Jewish state became independent before it was destroyed for 2000 years. It was also the Feast of Lights during the coldest and darkest time of the year and for children it is a happy time with special games, presents and foods. [Photo top right:Yanai Peles] (more…)

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The Menorah of 5777

editor 21 December 2016

By Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs.. Is Chanukah the festival of religious freedom, as it’s often claimed to be? The answer is both a hesitant yes and a clear no! Of course I realise that I will gain popularity when I clearly and publicly state that the Menorah announces a message of tolerance, religious freedom or even better: freedom of expression. However, this message would partly contradict the essence of Chanukah. (more…)

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