One in Messiah Congregation
August 12, 2006 - 5th month, 18th day
We are now in the 5th month in the scriptures. There is no name to this month in scripture. ( end of July / August ).
Very sad month. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against Jerusalem.
offences will come
Matt.18[ 7] Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come ; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Gen.12[ 1] Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee
Iranian president: Destroy Israel - Thursday, August 3, 2006 Posted: 1220 GMT (2020 HKT) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday the solution to the Middle East crisis was to destroy Israel, state-media reported
In a speech during an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Malaysia, Ahmadinejad also called for an immediate cease-fire to end the fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah ."Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime"....
This year, August 22, 2006 coincides with the Muslim Hijra date of 27 Rajab. This is one of the most celebrated days in the Islamic calendar where the Prophet Muhammad made his ascension into heaven from the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, an event known as the Miraj. The Night Journey which has become firmly embedded in Islamic consciousness. This event is regarded as one of the most important events during Prophet Muhammads life. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has selected this date, August 22 to deliver Iran's response to the U.N. mandating that Iran suspend all Uranium enrichment and to deliver Irans response to the incentives package to suspend Uranium enrichment.
Here is the land we are talking about:
21 recognized Arab countries with over 50 times as much people and over 800 times as much land
Where Did Allah Come From?, by Robert A. Morey
Many Christians accept the Muslim claim that we both worship the same God. They claim that they call him Allah, while we call him God. It is not unusual to hear Christian leaders make such statements. Bible societies have even gone so far as to use the name Allah in the Bibles they produce for Arab Christians.
The problem with this is two-fold. First, history and archeology show clearly that Allah was worshipped as a pagan moon god long before Mohammed came on the scene.
"Islam's origins have been traced back by scholars to the ancient fertility religion of the worship of the moon god which was always the dominant religion of Arabia. The moon god was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day, making an annual pilgrimage to the Kabah which was a temple of the moon god, running around the Kabah seven times, caressing an idol of a black stone set in the wall of the Kabah, running between two hills, making animal sacrifices, gathering on Fridays for prayers, giving alms to the poor, etc. These were pagan rites practiced by the Arabs long before Muhammad was born."
"What religion today practices the pagan rites of the moon god? Islam! This explains why the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. It is placed on top of mosques and minarets and displayed on hats, flags, rugs, amulets and even jewelry. Every time you see the Muslim symbol of a crescent moon, you are seeing the ancient symbol of the moon god."
Second, if you read the Qur'an's description of Allah, and read the Bible's description of God, it becomes obvious you are reading about two different persons. Allah orders his followers to kill those who deny Islam, while God instructs us to love our enemies. Allah had no son while God sent His Son to die for sinful men. Allah is "unknowable" while God seeks a personal relationship with His creation, man.
The spirit behind Islam is an entirely different spirit... a spirit that denies the deity of Jesus Christ. Any Christian who accepts the notion that Allah is God creates an impossible situation. Since the Qur'an contains our only revelation about Allah, they will be forced to look there as their authority. The Qur'an specifically denies the deity of Christ! All Christian witness ends right there.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that ( Yeshua is the Messiah ) Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
2 John 1 : 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that ( Yeshua the Messiah ) Jesus Christ is come in the flesh ( of Israel ). This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
John.3[ 18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
1John.3[ 7] Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.[ 8] He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.[ 9] Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.[ 11] For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.[ 12] Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
 If the world hate you, ye
know that it hated me before it hated you.
ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not
of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you.
 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
 He that hateth me hateth
my Father also.
 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
perils from within
2Cor.11.......Paul.....in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.[25 ] Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;[ 26] In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen , in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;[ 27] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.[ 28] Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
5] Trust ye not in a friend,
put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that
lieth in thy bosom.
 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.[7 ] Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Matt.10  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Matt.13  And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Mark.6  But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Luke.21[ 16] And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
] Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible
but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
John.6[ 61] When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
John.10  I and my Father are one.
1] These things
have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
Rev.20[ 4] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
-----------not of God----------
1John.4[ 3] And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist , whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Just being Abraham's seed don't cut it
28] Then said Jesus unto them,
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and
that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these
 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
] Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and
 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
 Jesus said unto them, Verily,verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Will we be "Raptured away" from the tribulations? This would be nice but not scriptural.
Wiill we be in the tribulations, world troubles?
The word Rapture is not is sceipture . ( it's all about the words " caught up " )
1Thes.4[ 17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
G726 á?ñðá?æù harpazo? - har-pad'-zo - From a derivative of G138; to seize (in various applications): - catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
This short study is by no means happy news. However some of our brothers and sisters will be in the tribulations , some will be killed, some will be delivered.
Here are some church doctrines:
The End Times, sometimes referred to as the "Latter Days," are associated with the Second Coming of Christ and the time immediately preceeding the Second Coming.
End Times, technically described as an eschatology, are divided into three general categories: pre-millennial, post-millennial and a-millennial. The millennium is a period of time, generally thought of as one thousand years in length, during which peace and harmony reign over the entire Earth. The prefixes "pre-," "post-" and "a-" refer to the timing of the Second Coming.
Three key concepts associated with the millennium are: the Tribulations , Dispensationalism , and the Rapture .
The Tribulations , or time of troubles, are a period of suffering, upheaval, sorrow, war and natural disaster.
Dispensationalism refers to the belief in a divine dispensation or ordering of events by God in a predetermined manner unaffected by and independent of human agency.
The Rapture - the Rapture can occur before the Tribulations (pre-Tribulation or pre-trib), during the Tribulations (mid-Tribulation or mid-trib), or after the Tribulations (post-Tribulation or post-trib). ( post-millennial, a-millennial, Pre-millennial eschatologies )
The main reason for the "rapture" doctrine is to be raptured away from the tribulations because you are such a nice, holy church person. ( not )
Tell me, why would the church people, who don't even keep the 10 Commandments be, as they say, raptured from the tribulations, when many of the righteous people of God had to go through it, even unto death?
Remember: almost all the Prophets and Apostles were killed, and Yeshua / Jesus.
Scripture does not support this doctrine.
You had to be in the tribulations to come out of it.
1Thes.3[ 4] For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
2Tim.3[ 12] Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution .
Matt.13[ 21] Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
John.16[ 33] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Acts.14[ 22] Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Rom.5[ 3] And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
] Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?[
36] As it is written, For thy sake
we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.[ 38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,[ 39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2Thes.1[ 4] So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure :
 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
Rev.1[ 9] I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rom.12[ 12] Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Matt.24[ 21] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be .
 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mark.13[ 24] But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Rev.7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev.13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev.15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Rev.6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?[11 ] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Rev.20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Rev.17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints , and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Dan.7 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Dan.12[ 1] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Dan.12[ 7] And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people , all these things shall be finished.
 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand
MATTHEW 24 :15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
19] And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:[21 ] For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened .
Luke.21[ 36] 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.
54] When they heard these things,
they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts.14[ 19] And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
21] I speak as concerning reproach,
as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,)
I am bold also.
 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
what shall I more say?
for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak,
and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Where is the Word we should follow?
11] For this commandment which
I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.[
12] It is not in heaven, that
thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us,
that we may hear it, and do it?[13
] Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall
go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?[
14] But the word is very nigh
unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
Rom.10[ 4] For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.[ 5] For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.[ 6] But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)[ 7] Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)[8 ] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;[ 9] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.[10 ] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.[ 11] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.[12 ] For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.[ 13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom.13  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.