As this shocking Supreme Court decision on Gay marriage settles into the nation, I'm reminded of the passage in Luke where Yeshua (Jesus) told us one of the final signs of His return. He said it would be like the days of Lot. While many of us are grieving over this decision, it should be a reminder to those of us who know the Lord, that His words are being fulfilled to the detail, every jot and tittle! And THAT is exciting news.
This past month, the Supreme Court determined that the word "Israel" cannot be listed next to the word "Jerusalem" on an American-Israeli passport. Secondly, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from North Carolina to revive a requirement that abortion providers must show an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she has an abortion. Last but not least, the Supreme Court declared that the biblical institution of marriage was not between just a man and a woman.
In Matthew 24, Yeshua (Jesus) makes an interesting correlation between the end of the age and a woman giving birth. [Matthew 24:8]. As the birth of a baby draws near, the birth pangs intensify, and the timing between pangs becomes shorter and shorter, eventually leading to the climatic moment of birth. The world is now in the middle of a prophetic birthing cycle. No one can deny that the birth pangs have been intensifying , but the key to knowing that birth is near is that moments before a baby is born, the WATER BREAKS. I believe we are about to embark on that pivotal moment in history.
By listing these events, let it be known that it is NOT in any way my intention to produce fear. Fear is not of God — for He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, of power and a sound mind. The following is only for a matter of awareness and prayer.
When I started Worthy News, I founded it on this word in Luke's gospel:– “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” – Luke 21:36 Foundational to our ministry is the call to watch and pray, especially concerning world developments.
Yesterday, a retired Israeli general was quoted as saying that the Obama Administration stopped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to destroy Iran's nuclear program. Perhaps, Israel striking Iran would have set of a Middle East war – and started WW3. However, if Israel had succeeded then the head of the Shiite fundamentalist movement would have been cut off! The funding for Assad's government which is barely surviving economically would have been cut off! However, we find ourselves a year later, Iran closer to the bomb – and the situation in Syria even more cataclysmic!
In the minds of Muslims, whenever weakness is portrayed, it ultimately leads to radicalism. For example, in 2000, newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was hailed by the world as a peacemaker as he withdrew Israeli forces from a buffer zone it created in Lebanon. However, Israel's withdrawal led to the rising of Hezbollah … Read more