Posts Tagged ‘Glashouwer’

 

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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Biblical Reflections – Lake of Fire

editor 11 January 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?” (Matthew 8:28-32) “Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matthew 25:41) “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12). (more…)

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ISRAEL – SUNDAY 2017 (Dutch: ISRAËL ZONDAG 2017)

editor 27 September 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. A form of Christian theology, or perhaps one should rather say anti-Christian theology, has for centuries held the Jewish people collectively responsible for the death of Jesus. The Church has been less merciful than God. It cannot be repeated often enough that the Crusades, Inquisition, Pogroms, and Holocaust took place in the Christian world, and represent Christian anti-Semitism. Even today, the World Council of Churches issues one pro-Palestinian pronouncement after another. (more…)

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City of the Great King

editor 2 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer..
Part I: Jerusalem, the Eternal Dwelling Place

When Israel reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967, it made the hearts of devout Jews skip a beat. Would this be the moment the Temple would be rebuilt? And if so, where would that be? Of course, many Jews said that Jerusalem should be the place, on top of Mount Zion, where the temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel had been. It would be built in the same location that the Temple was destroyed by the heathen nations, Babel and Rome. But why build it in Jerusalem? (more…)

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A Word to Consider

editor 22 April 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer..

ASSYRIA
“…The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand [two hundred million]. I heard their number…” (Revelation 9:13-16). (more…)

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Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

editor 17 November 2016

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
“…But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in safety. Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His name – there you shall bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and the special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants…” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12). (more…)

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