Posts Tagged ‘covenants’

 

Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (44) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 19 July 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Kingdom is coming
History has shown repeatedly what happens when people try to establish the kingdom on their own. ‘Liberty, equality, fraternity’ was the slogan of the French Revolution, but it ended in rivers of blood and the revolution devoured her own children. The communist revolution, advocated by Karl Marx, was supposed to lead inevitably to a utopian classless society. The upshot was tens of millions of casualties in Russia and China, and a totally impoverished and disintegrating society. Hitler intended to build a Third Reich, creating a kingdom of peace. [Picture top right: Jesus tells three parables about the Kingdom of Heaven using weeds (tares), a mustard seed and yeast as illustrations. Matthew 13:24-43 | Credit: Contributed by Good News Productions, International].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (43) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 17 July 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Heavenly dimensions
Acts 1:3: “…After His suffering, He presented Himself to them [the disciples] and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the Kingdom of God. On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’ Then they gathered around Him and asked Him, ‘Lord, are You at this time going to restore the Kingdom to Israel?’…” [Picture top right: After many appearances to His disciples over 40 days, Jesus ascends to heaven. Acts 1:1-14 | Credit: Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (42) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 12 July 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Resurrection of the Body
Something extraordinary happened at the Resurrection of Jesus: He rose through the grave cloths, leaving them behind still intact, but as an empty ‘cocoon’. The stone was not removed to let Him out, but to let us in. If grave cloths cannot stop you, neither can a stone. And later He appeared to His disciples and stood in their midst although the door of the room was closed, and then He was gone again. [Photo top right: The disciples are in a room with the door locked when Jesus appears to them. Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23 | Contributed by LUMO project].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (41) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 10 July 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Preparing for the Coming of the Lord
Calabria in Italy is a wonderful place of mountains, villages, seashore and magnificent sunsets. The heat of this southern part of Italy is considerable during the daytime, but there are cooling breezes at night. As in the whole of Italy, Roman Catholicism is visibly pres- ent everywhere through churches, crucifixes along the roads and statues of the Madonna. But on the high cliffs of Maratea there is another statue, that of Christ Risen. [Photo top right: The resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb. Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-47, John 20:1-29 | Contributed by LUMO project]. (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (40) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 5 July 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Hatred against the Jews
It is basically demonic powers that fuel the hatred for the Jews, using people for their own ends. But those who persecute the Jews still carry responsibility for their evil deeds, and cannot excuse themselves by blaming the Devil or the grip of demonic powers! The Devil is the great enemy of God and humanity, and in the Bible is called the ‘murderer from the beginning’, ‘the father of all lies’, who directs his hatred of God onto the people of God. (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (26) – Chapter 4 – God’s Love and Covenants with Israel

editor 17 May 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Everlasting Covenants
The Covenants are to be taken literally as contracts between two parties. These Covenants are eternal, everlasting agreements with Israel that will therefore exist ‘forever’. God cannot change His mind halfway about them. All these Covenants are covered by a solemn oath, which the Lord Almighty swore by His own Name at the making of these Covenants with Israel. [Photo top right: God’s everlasting Covenants with Israel | Credit Menucha Shuchatowitz – Flickr].  (more…)

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God Is No Liar

editor 4 December 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. To conclude upon the crucifixion of Jesus that God changed His mind about His everlasting covenants with Israel, and made the Church into the new people of God, the ‘new or spiritual Israel’ – one will not find this expression anywhere in the Bible – simply is not true. And it is not just a theological misconception, but it is a sin before God. It makes God into a liar. And God is no liar. (more…)

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400 Silent Years? Anything but Silent!!! (Part 7)

editor 11 June 2014

By Lance Lambert.. The Canon of the Old Testament and other Jewish Literature. During these 400 years before Christ we discover three main streams of literary activity. Firstly, The Canon of the OT.We use the term ‘canon’ (meaning ‘measure’) to distinguish from other writings that which is divinely inspired and absolutely authoritative. (more…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 4-10 and 5-10

editor 13 February 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. In the previous episode (part 3-10) Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer talked about the ultimate replacement theology, Islam. Six hundred years after Christ came Mohammed. And he brought the final revelation of Allah. And now the Muslims say: WE are the chosen people of God and we replace you both! Maybe you and I personally, maybe you believed God, maybe you trusted Him what He said black on white that whoever (John 3:16) that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever puts his faith in Him would not perish but have life everlasting. (more…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 3-10

editor 6 February 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. How did you vote in the United Nations? Where you going with the enemies of Israel? Or did you stand with my people? With the apple of my eye?”  In this part of “Biblical Reflections on Israel” Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer discusses the vote in the United Nations in November (2012) about an observer position of the Palestinian State, on soil that the Everlasting one promised to His people, Israel. One hundred thirty-four nations said we go with Palestine. Forty-one abstained, the whole block of Europe, except for the Czech Republic. And nine voted against. (more…)

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