Sunday, 28 November 2010

WANNA LEARN HEBREW ALPHABET IN THREE MINUTES?

Hello again folks! Not so much Controversial Keith today folks as [hopefully] be-a-blessing Keith! Those of you who know your Bible will know that there is a great advantage and blessing involved if one tries to get their head around the Hebrew language or New Testament Greek. I've learnt so much in doing this even with just a handful of sentences or a word study down the years.So I was cheered and most surprised when a friend over on Facebook posted this three [3] minute long YouTube video that has the intention of teaching the man-on-the-street the basic Hebrew alphabet via a musical ditty. It's great. I hope you like it:


This writer firmly believes that the language in Heaven will be pure Hebrew. You will breathe it - not speak it though! There is therefore a firm advantage in getting a taster of it here on Terra Firma before the new One arrives! Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 28-Nov-2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

YACOV PRASCH

Hello again folks! Sally Richardson [God bless her!] has forwarded this news to me. I really like this man; his teaching and his stance on certain [so-called] 'controversial' subject matter and I wish him all the very best. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jacob; his family; his friends and his supporters worldwide:

"Blessings in Jesus. Jacob Prasch returned from Jordan with a recurrent edema and increased blood pressure plus new [although not serious] changes in his EKG results. He has had a battery of blood chemistries and will be undergoing further medical tests and his medication dosages to control atrial fibrillation and hypertension have been increased. Prayer is requested. After consultation with his cardiologist changes will need to be made to Jacob’s schedule into the forthcoming year. Jacob will be fulfilling his speaking schedule through next month only. He will also still be speaking in a Calvary Chapel in New York where he will be visiting family for New Year and, while already in the USA, he will still address the Phoenix Conference at Calvary Chapel, Tempe, Arizona. No further engagements will take place in late December or January. On his cardiologist’s advice the USA itinerary for February, March, and April will be canceled as will all UK and other engagements in the North of England, Wales, or the Midlands [except Nottingham and Grantham]. As anticipated, there will be no visit to Australia or to New Zealand in 2011. There will also be no Bible study tour of Israel in 2011 and the scheduled September study tour of Greece will likely be rescheduled. The June itinerary for South Africa will be pushed back until late July as his cardiologist recommends a 6 month suspension of heavy travelling except for medical treatments or holiday. No decision has as yet been made concerning Singapore. Jacob will be confined to speaking only around London and the South of England mainly on Sundays and within close driving distance of his home base and the Moriel UK office not requiring long distance travel, long distance driving, frequent jet travel for itineraries and jet lag, etc. In addition to a medically supervised exercise program the plan is for Jacob to use the down time for writing his next book, spending more time with his wife, preparing for their daughter’s wedding, and producing new teaching material for recording, filming, and the internet. Moriel and Jacob apologetically regret these unfortunate cancellations. After the near stroke in Africa last year [which would have likely been fatal] there is medically no sensible alternative. Once again, prayer as always is much appreciated. In Christ."
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We all - including yours truly - seriously underestimate the power of prayer. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 20-Nov-2010

Sunday, 7 November 2010

MINE BE THE GLORY!

Hello again folks! Joanna Livermore has come up trumps again with this uplifting story from Chile ... a country that deserves a lot of credit in this writers opinion [via "Les @ Outback Patrol"]:

"Here are some interesting parts of the rescue .. When the miners came up one-at-a-time in that capsule; most were wearing special yellow T-shirts. These had been created by the Chilean branch of Campus Crusade for Christ. Emblazoned boldly across the front of the T-shirts were the words, in Spanish, "Thank you, Lord." The miners, in fact, had requested these words. The shirts were made and sent down to them while they waited for rescue.

But that's not all. A quotation on the back of the shirts which began "porque en su mano estan..." was actually Scripture. It was Psalm 95:4: "In His hands are the depths of the earth, the heights of the mountains are His also."

Campus Crusade had also provided the trapped miners; while still deep underground; with MP3 players with the audio version of the "Jesus" film. They also received the Bible in audio format. Now here's the Good News. Rev. Aldredo Cooper; the chaplain to the President of Chile; said of the rescued miners: "They're all wanting to testify to the Lord Jesus Christ. All 33 of them are saying that they found God in the mine. Five or six were already Christians and held services down in the mine. Many went down with no faith at all but they all say this: ‘We were not 33; we were 34 because Jesus Christ was with us down there.'"

One miner, Mario Sepulveda, told reporters, "We never lost faith. We knew we would be rescued. I have been with God and I've been with the devil. I seized the hand of God. I always knew God would get us out of there." One interesting point that I had missed was that a medic actually was sent down the rescue hole before the other miners could be brought up. Isn't that a picture of what God did? He sent His Son down to us before we could be rescued. We all, like the miners, were in darkness. But, as Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life" [John 8:12]. And, "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness" [John 12:46]. I can only imagine the reaction, if those miners, trapped deep underground, came across Psalm 88 on their audio Bibles, when these words rang in their ears:

"I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, Adrift among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, You have laid me in the lowest pit, In darkness, in the depths. You have put away my acquaintances far from me; I am shut up, and I cannot get out; My eye wastes away ... LORD, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. Will You work wonders for the dead?
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Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 07-Nov-2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

CORNELIUS SAVED HIS HOUSE!

Hello again folks! We all need a spiritual pick-me-up from time to time [me more than most!]; so I truly hope that this devotional from David Wilkerson may encourage and exhort you when you read it. With thanx [again!] to Joanna Livermore ... my Shropshire Sentinel!:

“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always" [Acts 10:1-2]

The life of Cornelius proves that God seeks full-hearted devotion, obedience, and ceaseless prayer. Consider the ways in which this devoted man of God saved his house and the miracles his devotion wrought. Cornelius was so determined that he and his house come into God’s fullness that he actually neglected eating in order to seek God. Food was secondary to his deep spiritual hunger and longing for God. Days of fasting without a corresponding hunger and thirst for God avails nothing; in fact, it is better to eat than to fast in an effort to earn blessing from heaven. But hunger for God takes the edge off the desire for food for a man with a heart in pursuit of him.

This man Cornelius should put us all to shame. He had no teaching tapes; he didn't even have a teacher. He was not a Jewish proselyte but simply a man desperate for God. What he had learned had come the hard way - no seminars, no conventions, no how-to-get-it-from-God books. He did not even have the HolyGhost in him yet, urging him to pray and seek God's face. Yet he fasted and prayed always. His prayer life made him a giver of alms. God still had not answered his prayer for his own household, yet he gave generously to all in need. He was not so wrapped up in his own need that it took all his time, attention and money.

Praying men always get God's attention and the praying man hears God speaking. It's been that way since the beginning. You can save your house the same way Cornelius saved his. In a single day, with
one glorious miracle, his entire household was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. In one day his house was transformed from spiritual blindness to marvellous light and life. All because this man set out with great determination to save his house. God help us to get serious about praying for our lost family and friends" [end quote]

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 06-Nov-2010