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Aug
03

The Malice of Forethought, Pt.2

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Good Morning Readers,  “11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:11-16.

It’s a wonderful thing when light shines on the darkness. Today’s Part 2 of Malice of Forethought goes a little deeper on the scandalous demeanor of our government’s administration.  Let’s be honest here, even though Part 2 exposes the current administration, this is NOT an isolated party problem! This dementia reaches far into both sides of the aisle.

Corruption lurks untold into the hallways a now counterfeit culture: a people “… of the government, by the government and for the government.” Today’s America is not a government of the people by the people and for the people!  It is expressly for the special interests of the elected.  But the worm turns …

The great day of the LORD is near, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.Isaiah 60

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Aug
02

The Malice of Forethought, Pt. 1

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Isaiah 66:4, “I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.”

It would not be a stretch today to contend our elected officials, and soon to be elected officials, launch campaigns of masquerading promises in malice of forethought: a strong statement for a culture that prides itself on the arrogance of humility in founding principles.

If the masses knew of the dark forces at work to corrupt our freedoms so taken for granted, there would be a revolution by tomorrow morning.  But, we fear not; for these are the end-times and it is planned to contrast the glory of God.  And so we have a privilege.

We have a privilege not afforded the main stream media. We have the privilege of publication without the pollution of special interests and seducing sensors: profits, greed and lust for power.  We have privilege of a growing global audience – anointed readers – who also act as a growing global community of home based journalists whose assignments include reporting to God’s News of Global Change without bias.

These are the unsung heroes in service to Jehovah Tsaba on the earth today.  They are the unsolicited, the unpaid; and in many cases the unknown, but certainly NOT unappreciated.  They are the growing glow of God’s anointing to keep watch as “the day” draws near. They are our eyes and ears.  They feed us God’s news like He fed Israel manna in the desert.

About when we think our brook of information is drying up, we get a fresh story from the widow woman, the Kenya pastor . . . the unknown reader in faraway places.  And we have the privilege of putting it in print [so to speak] for you.  Today we received this 2-Part Video series and brief about this former ACORN activist and Obama supporter. You have rarely seen something so convicting as this brave whistleblower.

If you will not believe THE TRUTH then you will believe a LIE. Strong delusions are already far advanced. And God will choose your delusions.  The information in these videos is unbelievable – shocking! But you need to watch both – Part I today and Part II tomorrow.  This is an amazing transformation of a young woman whose heart is pure.  This is a pure example of glory rising in the midst of darkness.

 

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Sep
02

Celebration Announcement

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Readers,

We hope you have enjoyed the mini-series titled: When Will The End Come?  As mentioned, not to callous the reader with continued lack of concern, the Scripture is quite clear about any foreknowledge of when Christ shall return and the end shall be.

Nevertheless, the events of global scale are escalating to present a different picture than has ever been observed in history.  The spirit of God is moving upon the earth as never before. And biblical scholars are suggesting the leaves are appearing on the fig tree – so to speak.  The prophecies of Isaiah, Haggai and Zechariah, as well as Hebrews and James are manifesting, which means the season for harvest is near.

How long the great harvest will last, no one knows!  And Christ will come to present a glorious church to the Father without spot or wrinkle.

It is a day of celebration in great anticipation. Look, listen, watch, be alert and be faithful to the voice of the LORD. Be prepared to witness and give testimony for the glory of the LORD.

Over the past week the staff at The Day and Night Post have also been compiling thoughts and requests from readers to help encourage for the coming day.  What preparations can be made, what direction can be contemplated, what matters can be considered for the coming days. With global shaking upon us, and no worldly hope for man’s world to improve, the staff is preparing to make encouraging changes to The Day and Night Post.

Visit us tomorrow, September 3, 2010, for a special announcement and an exciting new direction.  As always, we thank God for the growing anointing and radiant sparkling glory of anointing around the globe.

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Sep
01

When Will The End Come – Part 4

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As the interest in doom’s day theology, Apocalypse 2012, the end-times and other predictions have escalated worldwide, we thought it would be good to review Matthew 24 in a brief mini-series this week.  And in Parts 1 and 2, we are able to highlight dramatic events that would seem to be able to draw some conclusions.  And, we believe the fig tree is showing it’s leaves, so to speak. However, in today’s final Part 4, I’m sorry to say that we have to temper your expectations because of the obvious . . . no one knows the day nor the hour.  I’m sure it was just as frustrating for the disciples.  But then, there is a greater lesson to be learned.

Today we come to the more challenging part of our review of Matthew 24.  Although preceded by distinct signs of seemingly substantial declaration, Jesus turns the subsequent verses into a dissertation of: no one knows; and makes the case for a spiritual lesson.

In fact the content of Matthew 24 has remained one of the most confusing references in all of Scripture. One of the greatest struggles for followers of Christ is to interpret Matthew 24. When the disciples asked Jesus about when the end would come, He used the occasion to teach them three important things. One, he taught them the scenario they were asking about was much more complicated than their simplistic notions. Two, they could not know when Jesus would “come,” or as the church refers, “return.”  And Three, they should worry about or “watch” their relationship with God and not worry about “watching” world or local events. 

Well that sort of dispels our mini-series doesn’t it?  Not really, as we will cover later in today’s post.  Rather than present the remaining verses in Matthew 24, let’s simply discuss the matter with biblical perspective.

They must have been confused. They asked when Jesus would establish the kingdom and asked him to give them a sign of this event, and he kept talking about when the end is not and everything that looks like a sign he says isn’t a sign. He keeps saying, “. . . the end is not yet.”

Jesus continued to tell the disciples when he would not come or appear. “If anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it” (24:26). Jesus was driving home the point that his disciples should not be deceived either by world events or by people claiming to know when the “sign” of “the end” had occurred. Perhaps he was even meaning to tell them that the fall of Jerusalem and the temple were not the harbinger of “the end.”

But finally, Jesus gave the disciples the “sign” they were waiting for. He said: “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory” (24:30).

Basically, the “sign” of Jesus’ coming, as he gave it, was his coming! There is a lesson here for us. Quite simply, there is no advance sign of Jesus’ coming for us to be able to predict. He comes when he comes, and the people who are then alive will know it when it happens.

Next, Jesus asked the disciples to learn a lesson from the fig tree (24:32-34). As soon as the tree’s twigs got tender and its leaves came out, they knew summer was near. “Even so,” said Jesus, “when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door” (24:33).

We now come to the real lesson that Jesus wanted to get across in the dialogue of Matthew 24. That is, Jesus’ discourse in Matthew 24 is His followers always need to be spiritually ready precisely because they cannot know when he will return.

In Matthew 24:36, Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” This is Jesus’ plain statement that he did not know when the end of the age would come. That may seem shocking, since he was the Son of God, but nonetheless it is clear.

So what are we to do in the meantime, while we await Jesus’ return? Jesus gave the answer to his disciples, and it is our answer as well. He said: “Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come…. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (24:42, 44). What all Christians must “watch” is their relationship with God. They are always to be ready to meet their Maker.

Jesus then went on to describe in the rest of chapter 24 and throughout chapter 25 what is really important to “watch.” In the parable of the faithful servant, Jesus told his disciples to avoid worldly sins and the threat of being overcome by the attractiveness of sin (24:45-51). The lesson? Jesus said, “The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of” (24:50).

Let us summarize the mini-series. The disciples are concerned by Jesus’ teaching that the temple buildings will be destroyed. They ask when this will happen, and when “the end” and his “coming” will occur. As stated earlier, they probably thought that Jesus would then and there take the mantle of messiahship and inaugurate the kingdom of God in all its power.

Jesus warns them against such thinking. There will be a delay before “the end.” Jerusalem and the temple will be destroyed, but the life of the church will continue. Future times will be characterized by violent persecution of his followers and terrible tribulation in Judea. The disciples are shocked. They think Messiah’s disciples will be immediately and eminently victorious, the Promised Land easily conquered and the worship of God restored. What is this talk about the destruction of the temple and the persecution of his followers?

But there is more shocking teaching. The only “sign” that the disciples will have of Jesus coming will be his actual coming. This “sign” will have no predictive value because it comes too late. Jesus’ point leads to his discussion that no one can prophesy when “the end” will occur or when he will come. In fact, not even Jesus knew the time. Only the Father did.

Jesus has taken the disciples’ wrong-headed concern and turned it into a spiritual lesson. In the words of D.A. Carson: “The disciples’ questions are answered, and the reader is exhorted to look forward to the Lord’s return and meanwhile to live responsibly, faithfully, compassionately, and courageously while the Master is away.

So, our series this week is sort of an exhortation. We can see the fig leaves on the tree, but the fruit is not yet. Likewise we can see the signs of the LORD’s coming, but it is not yet. And while we wait, we celebrate the anointing and the blessings of the Body of Christ arise and shine around the globe.

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Aug
27

Matthew X-ray Series

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In the Book of Matthew, Jesus spoke specifically about the condition of the world just prior to the end of days.  So, we have decided to x-ray the 24th Chapter of the Book of Matthew.

Although there have been like symptoms of lesser sorts throughout history, there has never been a time in history, as now, when ALL signs are aligned in dramatic amalgamated fashion.  And so, it is not uncommon for one prognosticator or another to stir the pot with alarming predictions of pinpoint forecasts.  This in itself was a warning from Jesus.  

So, we remind you that The Day and Night Post will host a brief series of following Jesus’ words in the Book of Matthew to compare with the events of today.  In Matthew 24, the Apostles said, 3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

These are the questions asked by men throughout the ages; and more so in these days! So how shall you know the fulfillment of Jesus’ words?  This will be a weeklong series beginning on Monday, August 29th.  We will take verse by verse of the 24th Chapter of Matthew to give you a perspective of global developments.  Our encouragement will be to give you a biblical perspective of global news.

This will be an exciting series titled, “Matthew’s End Time X-ray.” We intend to x-ray the Matthew scriptures to hold them up against the light panel of global events.  Like a doctor that allows you to view your x-ray charts with him, you are invited to view with us, the composite picture of biblical fulfillment.

Make sure you invite your friends and social network to join us in this series.

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