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If my people, who are called by my Name, humble themselves and pray (Part One)

The text, for those who have trouble with a rather individual cursive, reads as follows: Scandal after Scandal. No institution safe....

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Tabernacle Part Two. The hidden ministry of Christ

In this presentation I  do a whistle-stop tour of the meanings of the various materials of The Tabernacle  and introduce you to the builder of The Tabernacle. He is called Bezalel and he is a picture of the hidden ministry of Christ. Just as the Messiah would be a Shepherd-King like David, a prophet like Moses, a Priest like Joshua (Ezra 3) or Melchizedek (Priest-king) and the Suffering Servant so He would also be a builder like Bezalel. The Greek word 'tekton' can mean carpenter, but it can also mean 'builder'.  In Hebrews 3:3 Jesus is called a builder and in Hebrews 11:10 God is called an 'architect and builder'.

I also include a recording of the sermon, but I am unable to synchronise it with the presentation.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Even the Qur'an admits that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews

It's true!

 I've checked in two different translations of that tendentious book.  The seventh Sura(h), also called 'Al Araf', in verse137 promises the land to the East and West of the River to Israel. The Surah is mostly a précis of Exodus with other bits. From the context, the river must be Jordan. This is also confirmed in Surah 5:21/23 depending on the translation. This much I have checked and verified for myself.

I understand that there are other Surahs on similar lines.

Israel Today has published an article on the subject.

The Koran promises the Land to the children of Israel because they suffered in Egypt, according to Nissim Dana, an Israeli expert on Islam who spoke with Israel Today reporter Olga Zenkova.

It is behind a subscription wall but I have read the article in the printed magazine. Some Muslims try to wriggle out of these verses but others are more open. Sadly, the article does not list all the verses.

Many Muslims are completely unaware of these verses as they do not read the Qur'an. They are told that translations are not accurate and that they need to learn Arabic. Even the Arab Muslims do not read the Qur'an.

All of which begs the question, "What are they fighting Israel for?" The answer is that they want to keep what they have conquered in the past and that they want the world for Islam.

Arab sheik receiving a Jewish visitor.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Tabernacle - Part One - God's rescue plan for Israel and the Church - the best place in Heaven and Earth.

We are still preaching our way through Exodus at the church I attend. This is a very visual presentation on the Tabernacle - lots of pictures, few words and I hope no copyright infringements.

It is how God brings us from sin to the mercy-seat. The is the throne of Christ. The same throne upon which the Bride is seated with Christ in heavenly places

Some people say that the gospel is not about bums on seats (In the UK 'bum' is OK). In fact, it is. It's about getting those bums out there on that seat up there! (This quip is mine.)

Enjoy a walk through the Tabernacle to the Mercy-Seat.; a journey to the best place in Heaven and Earth.

Every blessing,

Ian G.