Peace and Security

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, on February 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) https://www.timesofisrael.com/kushner-economy-and-redrawing-of-borders-the-focal-points-of-trump-peace-plan/

2,000 year old prophecies warn that there is a day coming that is unlike any other day in human history. It is known in the ancient Scriptures as “the Day of the LORD.” For thousands of years, the prophets have spoken of this day that will come upon all nations and people of the earth who refuse to repent of their sins, who continue in their rebellion against God, who have made the choice to follow Satan directly or indirectly, and who reject the only truth in this universe that can save their souls – faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Looking carefully at this picture, you will see in the foreground these words “Peace and Security in the Middle East.” If you wanted a sign revealing the inerrancy of Scripture, here is just one example. The Bible’s foreknowledge of the future of the world is unprecedented by any other book, ancient or modern, in the world. It is 100% accurate. No other religious book (nor any book for that matter) even comes close!

2,000 years ago, it was written in the Bible the following words: “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 security; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” – 1 Thessalonians 5:2–3. 

The One True God, in His written Word known as the Bible, has revealed to anyone who is willing to believe Him that He is going to destroy the earth and everyone on it who rejects His free offer of grace, mercy, and forgiveness granted to all who will repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you remain skeptical of the prophets who foretold long ago of the coming Day of the LORD, please consider that this photo is not a coincidence, and that God has graciously given you another chance to choose to follow Him by repenting of your sins and believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Jesus Christ is alive, Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God, and Jesus Christ loves you. He has proven His love for you through His loving willingness to pay for your sins on the cross at Calvary 2,000 years ago. If you will repent of your sins and believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God will save you from the damnation He has pronounced on this world when the “Day of the LORD” arrives and from the eternal punishment of the Lake of Fire that follows, He will give you the gift of His Holy Spirit who will empower you to overcome sin and temptation, He will give you the strength to live a holy life for His glory as you (daily) experience deep fellowship and friendship with Jesus Christ, and He will grant you eternal life so you will be with Him forever in His Kingdom. May you believe in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, receive the gift of God’s grace in Christ, and love Jesus until you meet Him face to face. God bless you.  

Ryan Ruckman

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The God of Abraham

The God of abraham

It is said that Jerusalem is holy to three monotheistic faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. All three faiths lay claim to the God of Abraham.

However, who is the God of Abraham?

The God of Abraham declared His Name to be “I Am” – Exodus 3:14.

(Remember His Name.)

When Abraham was to offer his only son, Isaac, as a sacrifice to his God, he declared, “God will provide Himself the lamb for the burnt offering” Genesis 22:8.

The God of Abraham said that Abraham was a prophet (Genesis 20:7).

As a prophet, Abraham declared that God, Himself, would come “down from heaven” to be the Lamb for the offering – John 3:13.

In the Gospels, John the Baptist proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” when he saw Jesus Christ – John 1:29.

Jesus Christ fearlessly stated, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad” – John 8:56.

When did Abraham see Christ’s day? In Genesis 22:14: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” This was the statement that Jesus Christ was referring to.

When Jesus told the religious rulers that Abraham “rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad,” the rulers responded, “You are not yet 50 years old, and you have seen Abraham?” – John 8:57.

Jesus Christ eliminated any doubts as to who He claimed to be when He answered, “Before Abraham was, I Am” – John 8:58.

Remember God’s Name?

The God of Abraham is absent from Islam and Talmudic Judaism, because the God of Abraham is Jesus Christ who is God the Son and in complete union with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit – Three in One – Matthew 28:19.

If your God is not the Lord God the Son, Jesus Christ, then your God is not the God of Abraham.

Abraham rejoiced to see Christ’s day.

Do you?

Abraham saw Jesus Christ’s day, and he was glad.

Are you?

Jesus Christ unashamedly challenged, “Unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins” – John 8:24.

Dying in your sins means going to hell.

You cannot go to heaven unless you repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ: that He died on the cross for you sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 10:9-10.

Repent of your sins and believe in the One True God – God the Son – Jesus Christ, and you will receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has glorified His Son Jesus Christ by raising Him from the dead – Jesus Christ is presently alive – Acts 3:13.

There is only one thing left for you to do, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.

God bless.