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A new Bible resource is unique in its scope, offering totally free photographs and drawings to illustrate Bible stories.

I personally cringe at some graphic depictions of scriptural scenes, which can be old-fashioned, religious and even creepy. Those from FreeBibleimages are not!

Paul Thompson tells the team’s story:

“It all began when a group of Christian men with a background in I.T., design, finance, marketing and management were either out of contract, redundant, or recovering from ill health. We met together in Farnham, Surrey (UK) for prayer and support.

We noticed that if you were teaching the Bible to any age-group, it was difficult to successfully google for images suitable to teach the sequential events in a Bible story. And if you could find them, they were not free to use. After research, we set out to create the Bible in pictures online.

All of those involved have since found work or a way of supporting themselves financially so that any funds we raise go into the creation, production of images and placement on our website for free distribution. Our story is one of many triumphs in the face of sometimes severe adversity.

We value the importance of the teacher/presenter in effective learning and we know how God uses these people to inspire others. We believe that that our low-tech approach – people explaining Scripture with visuals to help them – can be more effective than other solutions. We also know that images reflecting the historical setting and culture of the scenes will not date, and can be used by anyone anywhere to teach every age-group.

No restrictions

bible pictureOur heart is for anyone, anywhere, to download sets of sequential Bible-story visuals without restriction, to use in teaching the Bible in their own style, language and culture.

For this reason we make all our resources free, with no obligation to give us any personal details, as we have many users in parts of the world where Christians are persecuted.

Our sources

In our journey with God on this project, we have found three sources for images:

  1. Shooting actors against a green chroma-screen background and then digitally placing these over Middle-Eastern backgrounds.

  2. Using high-quality film stills from Bible stories set in the Middle East.

  3. Using illustrations, now out of print, and released to us under a creative commons licence for free distribution.

We have no overheads and everyone at FreeBibleimages supports themselves financially, giving their time as volunteers. All money raised goes into the expenses of shooting and producing images and placing them online.

Future plans

Funds permitting, we plans over the next year to:

  1. Create sets of images about the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus from film stills licensed by Big Book Media.

  2. Finish sets of images on the life of Joseph and Elijah.

  3. Begin shooting the Acts of the Apostles.

  4. Post about 20 new sets of illustrated stories online.

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The vision

To date we have users in 144 countries downloading and using our images in teaching the Bible. We are hoping more film companies will release film stills to us, and that publishers will release out-of print Bible story illustrations. Our vision is to get the whole Bible in images so that anyone at anytime, anywhere in the world can use them in their communication of the Bible.

Our philosophy is based on free web distribution rather than a typical commercial stockphoto model. Users often become involved in different ways to share the vision and provide the resources to make it happen. Although we are all from an evangelical background, we merely give users the Bible reference so that users can construct their own message – we do not introduce any denominational or theological bias. However, we provide a Story Planner showing thumbnails of the images, a description of what is happening in each scene, and space for them to write their own notes.”

Choose your graphics at FreeBibleimages.org and sign up for the newsletter.

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The negatives of dressing immodestly

31 May 2012

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Jared Moore gives us yet another reminder of how it affects men, when we as women dress immodestly. Good list to think about and take into consideration:

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Ladies, I want you to know that you do not encourage one single positive response from men whenever you dress immodestly. If you choose to bring attention to yourself sexually by dressing immodestly, you encourage these 9 negative responses:

1. A denial of your mind. By encouraging men to look at you sexually, you encourage them to not think about the fact that you have a mind. If a man does not care about your mind, he does not care about you.

2. A denial of your value. You are more valuable than your physical appearance and your sexual availability. Your value comes ultimately from your Creator (Gen. 1:27). By encouraging men to focus on you sexually, you do not encourage them to value the main elements that make you valuable in God’s eyes.

3. A denial of your need for provision. Although we live in a growing egalitarian society, Christian women should want their husbands to be their primary providers (1 Tim. 5:8, Eph. 5:28-29). Whenever you encourage young men to look at you as a sex object, you encourage them to not consider how they can provide for you as faithful Christian husbands.

4. A denial of your need for protection. In the Scriptures, husbands are expected to protect their wives (1 Pet. 3:7). When a man is looking at you sexually, and he is not your husband, he is unconcerned about protecting you. If he was concerned about protecting you, he would desire to protect you before he looked at you sexually. In other words, marriage and protection are a result of love, and come before sex.

5. A denial of your value as God’s image-bearer. When you encourage men to view you as a sex object, you encourage them to see you as created in the likeness of something less than the image of God. You might be a little higher than the animals in their eyes.

6. A denial of God’s value in creating all the elements that make you a human being. If you are a professed Christian, then you represent Christ in all that you do, including in how you dress. By portraying yourself as a public object for sexual lust, you encourage young men to value your appearance above everything else about you; thus, you encourage them to only value God’s creating ability in your outward appearance. Every element of you was fearfully and wonderfully made, not merely your outward appearance (Gen. 1:27, Ps. 139:14).

7. A denial of your humanity. Your humanity includes more than you being viewed as an avenue for sexual lust. If you are stripped of everything except your sexual worth, then you are diminished to something less than human, slightly above an animal, if that. If you think deeply about this, thousands of women are being sold into the sex trade every year. Their “owners” value them only in a sexual way. Why would you voluntarily encourage men to only value you in a sexual way?

8. A denial of your good works. If you encourage a man to look at your body instead of your good works, you encourage him to selfishly use you instead of enjoying the Lord (1 Tim. 2:10). You shouldrather encourage a man to enjoy the Lord through enjoying you sexually within marriage; instead of encouraging men to sinfully enjoy you without enjoying the Lord. It is impossible for men to enjoy the Lord by looking at you as a sex object.

9. A hiding of God’s glory. When you encourage men to check out your body instead of your face, you encourage them to look at you sexually, an act that only your husband should participate in. If you are a Christian, your goal should be to encourage others to run to Christ. By encouraging men to look at you sexually, you encourage them to run to sin, instead of communicating by your modesty that your body is not for sexual immorality, but is for the Lord (1 Cor. 6:13). You are not your own, for you were bought with the blood of Christ (1 Cor. 7:23). How you dress either reveals this truth or hides it.

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Jared Moore gives us yet another reminder of how it affects men, when we as women dress immodestly. Good list to think about and take into consideration:

To read the entire article click here.

Ladies, I want you to know that you do not encourage one single positive response from men whenever you dress immodestly. If you choose to bring attention to yourself sexually by dressing immodestly, you encourage these 9 negative responses:

1. A denial of your mind. By encouraging men to look at you sexually, you encourage them to not think about the fact that you have a mind. If a man does not care about your mind, he does not care about you.

2. A denial of your value. You are more valuable than your physical appearance and your sexual availability. Your value comes ultimately from your Creator (Gen. 1:27). By encouraging men to focus…

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May 2012 Issue
True Worship Of God
By R. A. Torrey
In View Of God’s Mercy
By Rich Carmicheal
God, The First And The Last
By A. W. Tozer
Lack Of Fear Of God
By Zac Poonen
The Wrath Of God
By J. I. Packer
“The Coming Of The Lord Draws Nigh”
By W. C. Moore
Faith Rooted In God
By Ruth Paxson
God And The Storm
By Michael P. Horban
Power Of Persevering Prayer
By Andrew Murray
31 Ways To Pray For Your Teen
By Bob Hostetler
Beneath The Blood-Stained Lintel
Author Unknown
John G. Paton: Pioneering In The New Hebrides (Part 1)
“The Lord Our God Is Holy”
By Lois J. Stucky
Herald International – Spiritual Rain For The People Of Nepal
News And Prayer Briefs
Out Of Mail Box 279




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Like a Thief in the Night….

The Lion’s At the Door…Are You Prepared?

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Cu o mica intarziere, am repostat acest mesaj  de la Rodica .Eu tin foarte mult la acest frate care si prin care s-au pocait rude de ale mele si multe suflete prieteni cu mine au crescut duhovniceste .Nu pot sa nu zic si eu:


Noi dam Slava Domnului caci dansul e o minune a Harului Divin ,si nu laudam omul ,doar pe Domnul,care a facut si inca face minuni MARI prin regenerarea sufletelor pierdute ,iar noi santem niste martori ai Invierii Lui in aceste suflete!
Multumesc Rodica ca esti la curent cu tot,foarte atenta si pe faza ca intotdeauna!

La Multi Ani Vladimir Pustan

29 May 2012 Leave a Comment

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Cu toate controversele care sunt prezente pe internet, vrem sa multumim Domnului pentru acest frate minunat care vesteste Evanghelia lui Hristos cu putere si el se explica aici in cuvintele sale…

De două nopți visez marea…
Mi-am dorit în adolescență să fiu arheolog scafandru și să caut epave și orașe scufundate.

Așa am rămas să caut comori pe pământ, în sufletele oamenilor ce-mi dau bună ziua, dar și a celor ce nu-mi dau, pentru că nu este suflet să n-ascundă o comoară. Doar trebuie căutată cu răbdare. Împreună cu alți marinari din copilărie navigăm din oraș în oraș și căutăm epave ce reparate de mâna Marelui Meșter plutesc iarăși încrezătoare pe mările lumii având de data asta o destinație clară, portul numit Paradis. Că ne mai pierdem câteodată busola, compasul, sextantul e probabil, dar să nu uităm că din greșeală Columb a găsit America. Că uneori ne simțim ca în triunghiul Bermudelor în ceață lăptoasă, se mai întâmplă. Dar asta e călătoria prieteni! Din port lucrurile se văd cu totul diferit. Va veni și vremea când vom sta pe chei cu o pălărie Panama pe cap pescuind plevușcă și bârfind.

Până atunci, toate pânzele sus și vânt la pupa, prieteni! Comorile încă sunt multe și nu-i vreme de băut cafele turcești pe lângă cherhanale.
Cititi-l in intregime aici – http://www.ciresarii.ro/articole/editorial/Visand-marea-iarași—Vladimir-Pustan-



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De ce sa apreciem un Pastor sau lucrator?

  • Pentru ca Biblia ne arata “inima” lucratorului prin apostolul Pavel care scria celor din biserica din Laodicea: Vreau, în adevăr, să ştiţi cît de mare luptă duc pentru voi, pentru cei din Laodicea şi pentru toţi ceice nu mi-au văzut faţa în trup;pentruca să li se îmbărbăteze inimile, să fie uniţi în dragoste, şi să capete toate bogăţiile plinătăţii de pricepere, ca să cunoască taina lui Dumnezeu Tatăl, adică pe Hristos,în care sînt ascunse toate comorile înţelepciunii şi ale ştiinţei.Spun lucrul acesta, pentruca nimeni să nu vă înşele prin vorbiri amăgitoare.Căci măcarcă sînt departe cu trupul, totuş cu duhul sînt cu voi, şi privesc cu bucurie la buna rînduială care domneşte între voi şi la tăria credinţei voastre în Hristos.Coloseni 2:1-5

  • Pentru ca ei se ostenesc, ne cîrmuiesc în Domnul, şi ne sfătuiesc: Apostolul Pavel spune: 12 Vă rugăm, fraţilor, să priviţi bine pe ceice se ostenesc între voi, cari vă cîrmuiesc în Domnul, şi cari vă sfătuiesc.13 Să -i preţuiţi foarte mult, în dragoste, din pricina lucrării lor. Trăiţi în pace între voi. 1 Tesaloniceni 5:12-13

  • Si mai ales pentru cei cari cîrmuiesc bine, Apostolul Pavel spune: 17 Presbiterii (Sau: bătrîni.) cari cîrmuiesc bine, să fie învredniciţi de îndoită cinste, mai ales ceice se ostenesc cu propovăduirea şi cu învăţătura, pe care o dau altora. 1 Timotei 5:17

Cum sa apreciem un Pastor sau lucrator? Sunt multe feluri de a aprecia un om al lui Dumnezeu:

  • Cea mai importanta apreciere vine prin rugaciunile noastre: Stăruiţi în rugăciune, vegheaţi în ea cu mulţămiri.Rugaţi-vă tot odată şi pentru noi, ca Dumnezeu să ne deschidă o uşă pentru Cuvînt, ca să putem vesti taina lui Hristos, pentru care iată, mă găsesc în lanţuri:ca s’o fac cunoscut aşa cum trebuie să vorbesc despre ea.Coloseni 4:2-4.

  • Umbland in adevar ca si copii ai lui Dumnezeu: Spune Apostolul Ioan- A fost o mare bucurie pentru mine, cînd au venit fraţii şi au mărturisit că eşti credincios adevărului şi că umbli în adevăr.Eu n’am bucurie mai mare decît să aud despre copiii mei că umblă în adevăr. 3 Ioan 1:3-4

  • Fiind supusi mai marilor nostri:17 Ascultaţi de mai marii voştri, şi fiţi-le supuşi, căci ei priveghează asupra sufletelor voastre, ca unii cari au să dea socoteală de ele; pentruca să poată face lucrul acesta cu bucurie, nu suspinînd, căci aşa ceva nu v’ar fi de niciun folos. Evrei 13:17

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Rusalii / Saptamani / Shavuot

Passover/Pesach April 6, 2012
1st Day of Unleavened Bread April 7, 2012
7th Day of Unleavened Bread April 13, 2012

Pentecost/Weeks (Shavuot) May 27, 2012

Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah/”Rosh Hashanah”) September 18, 2012
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippurim) September 27, 2012
Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) October 2, 2012
Last Great Day (Shemini Atzeret) October 9, 2012 

Astazi, 27 mai (6 Sivan) 2012 (5772), evreii sarbatoresc Rusaliile sau Cincizecimea. Sunt doua sarbatori in una: Sarbatorea primelor roade si Darea legii. E una din cele trei sarbatori de la care nici un barbat evreu nu avea voie sa lipseasca de la Cortul Intalnirii sau de la Templu. Si, nu avea voie sa vina cu mana goala inaintea Domnului. 

Crestinii, in Romania, vor avea sarbatoarea aceasta duminica viitoare si e cunoscuta ca Rusalii sau

Citesc despre asta in Faptele Apostolilor 2:1 “Când a sosit Ziua Cincizecimii, erau cu toţii la un loc”. Am citit textele despre cum trebuia sarbatorita ziua asta cu doua sarbatori in ea si … nu pot sa nu observ seriozitatea si rigurozitatea ce se cere in pastrarea sarbatorilor, celebrarea lor si promisiunile ce se fac daca le respecti.

 “22 Să ţii Sărbătoarea Săptămânilor, a primelor roade din secerişul grâului, precum şi Sărbătoarea Culesului la sfârşitul anului. 23 De trei ori pe an toţi bărbaţii să se înfăţişeze înaintea Stăpânului Domn, Dumnezeul lui Israel. 24 Eu voi izgoni neamuri dinaintea ta şi îţi voi lărgi hotarele; şi nimeni nu îţi va pofti ţara când te vei duce să te înfăţişezi înaintea Domnului, Dumnezeul tău, de trei ori pe an.”  Exod 34:22-24

16 Să ţii Sărbătoarea Recoltei, a primelor roade ale muncii tale, din ceea ce ai semănat în ogor. Să ţii Sărbătoarea Culesului la sfârşitul anului, atunci când strângi de pe câmp rodul muncii tale. 17 De trei ori pe an bărbaţii să se înfăţişeze înaintea Stăpânului Domn.” Exodul 23:16-19

9 Să număraţi şapte săptămâni; de când veţi începe seceratul grâului să număraţi şapte săptămâni. 10 Să ţineţi Sărbătoarea Săptămânilor pentru Domnul, Dumnezeul vostru, aducând cu mâinile voastre daruri de bunăvoie potrivit cu ceea ce vă va binecuvânta Domnul, Dumnezeul vostru. 11 Să vă bucuraţi înaintea Domnului, Dumnezeul vostru, în locul pe care-l va alege ca să-Şi aşeze Numele, atât voi, fiii şi fiicele voastre, slujitorii şi slujitoarele voastre, cât şi leviţii care sunt în cetăţile voastre, precum şi străinii, orfanii şi văduvele care sunt în mijlocul vostru. 12 Aduceţi-vă aminte că şi voi aţi fost sclavi în Egipt şi căutaţi să păziţi şi să împliniţi poruncile acestea.” Deuteronom 16:9-12

“9-15 Sărbătoarea Săptămânilor din ziua de după Sabat, adică din ziua în care veţi aduce snopul ca jertfă legănată, să număraţi şapte săptămâni întregi. 16 Să număraţi cincizeci de zile până în ziua următoare celui de-al şaptelea Sabat, după care să aduceţi Domnului un nou dar de mâncare. 

21 În aceeaşi zi să vestiţi o adunare sfântă; atunci să nu faceţi nici o muncă obişnuită. Aceasta este o poruncă veşnică pentru voi şi pentru urmaşii voştri în toate locurile în care veţi locui. 22 “ Leviticul 23:9-22

Imediat dupa Paste se intra intr-o pregatire pentru Rusalii (Counting the omer). Levitic 23:15-16 spune asta. Nu pot intra in Rusalii asa cum ma apuca vremea … e nevoie de pregatire spirituala, e nevoie sa imi iau timp, sa meditez la viata mea, sa fac ordine in ea, sa ma pregatesc, fizic, psihic, spiritual, sa imi pregatesc darul ce Il aduc inaintea Domnului. Nu ma duc inaintea Lui cu orice imi cade in mana la prima ora de dimineata in ziua de sarbatoare.

Jim Staley- Counting of the Omer



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The Signs That Jesus is Coming Soon!

Posted on May 25, 2012

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Many people believe there is nothing that can be known about the timing of the Lord’s return because Jesus said He would return like a ”thief in the night” (Matthew 24:42-44).

But Paul makes it clear in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 that Jesus’ statement does not apply to believers:”But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief…” He then proceeds to explain why: ”for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.” Paul is referring, of course, to the light of the Holy Spirit who indwells all true believers and who can enlighten us through our study of Scripture to know the season of the Lord’s return (1 John 2:27).

God‘s Attitude

As a matter of fact, God is obligated by His character to warn the world of the imminent return of His Son. The reason is that Jesus is returning in great wrath to ”judge and wage war” (Revelation 19:11), and God never pours out His wrath without warning.

God does not wish that any should perish, but that all should be brought to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Therefore, God always warns before He executes His wrath. He warned the world through Noah for 120 years. He warned Sodom and Gomorrah through Abraham. He sent Jonah to warn the pagan city of Nineveh, and He sent Nahum to the same city 150 years later.

Likewise, God is warning the world today that His Son is about to return. He is calling the world to repentance. The message of the hour to unbelievers can be summed up in these words: “Flee from the wrath that is to come by fleeing into the loving arms of Jesus now.” Jesus came the first time as an expression of God’s love; He came to die for the sins of Mankind. But when He returns, He will come in vengeance to pour out the wrath of God on those who have rejected God’s love and grace.

The soon return of Jesus also carries with it a message for believers. Lukewarm Christians and carnal Christians are being called to commit their lives to holiness: ”The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts” (Romans 13:12-14).

God’s Method of Warning

God is alerting believers of the soon return of His Son through what are called “signs of the times.” These are prophecies concerning world events that we are told to watch for, prophecies that will identify the season of the Lord’s return.

The Bible is full of these signs. There are about 500 prophecies in the Old Testament that relate to the Second Coming of the Messiah. In the New Testament, one out of every 25 verses is concerned with the return of Jesus.

In fact, there are so many signs that it is difficult to grasp all of them. The best way I have found to do this is to put them in categories:

1) The Signs of Nature — We are told to watch for earthquakes, famine, pestilence, and signs in the heavens (see Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:11).

This is the least respected category of signs for several reasons. For one thing, many people simply shrug their shoulders and say, “There have always been natural calamities, so what else is new?” Note that Jesus says these signs will be like ”birth pangs” (Matthew 24:8) — that is, they will increase in frequency and intensity as the time draws near for His return. In other words, there will be more intense earthquakes and more frequent ones. That is exactly what is happening today.

Another reason these signs are given little respect is because most Christians are so rationalistic that they do not really believe in the supernatural, and they therefore find it difficult to believe that God speaks to the world through signs of nature. Yet, the Bible teaches this principle from start to finish.

God dealt with the world’s sin through a great flood in the days of Noah (Genesis 6). He called the nation of Judah to repentance through a terrible locust invasion (Joel 1). In like manner, He called for the nation of Israel to repent by sending drought, wind storms, mildew, locusts, famine and pestilence (Amos 4:6-10). The prophet Haggai pointed to a drought as evidence that God was calling the people to get their priorities in order (Haggai 1:10-11).

The New Testament begins with a special light in the heavens marking the birth of the Messiah (Matthew 2:2). On the day that Jesus was crucified, there was three hours of darkness and an earthquake (Matthew 27:45-51). And when Jesus returns, the earth will experience the greatest earthquake in its history as every mountain is lowered, every valley is raised, and every island is moved (Revelation 16:17-21).

God has always spoken through signs of nature, and He continues to do so today. We had better pay close attention to them.

2) The Signs of Society — Jesus said that society will become increasingly lawless and immoral as the time approaches for His return. In fact, He said it would become as evil as it was in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:12,37-39).

Paul paints a chilling picture of end time society in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. He says it will be characterized by three loves — the love of self (Humanism), the love of money (Materialism), and the love of pleasure (Hedonism). He then points out that the payoff of this carnal lifestyle will be what the philosophers call Nihilism — that is, a society wallowing in despair. Men’s minds will become depraved (Romans 1:28), and people will call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).

We are seeing these prophecies fulfilled before our eyes today as we watch our society reject its Christian heritage and descend into a hellish pit of lawlessness, immorality, and despair. Even worse, we are exporting our nihilism around the world through our immoral and violent movies and television programs.

3) The Spiritual Signs — There are both positive and negative spiritual signs that we are to watch for. The negative ones include the appearance of false christs and their cults (Matthew 24:5,11,24), the apostasy of the professing church (2 Thessalonians 2:3), an outbreak of Satanism (1 Timothy 4:1), and the persecution of faithful Christians (Matthew 24:9).

These negative spiritual signs began to appear in the mid-19th Century when Christian cults started forming. First came the Mormons, then the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and then a great variety of spiritualist groups like the Church of Christ Scientists and the Unity Church.

The apostasy of the mainline Christian denominations began in the 1920′s when the German school of higher criticism invaded American seminaries and undermined the authority of the Scriptures, teaching that the Bible is Man’s search for God rather than God’s revelation to Man.

During the 1960′s Satanism exploded on the American scene and has since been exported worldwide through American movies, books, and television programs. Dabbling in the occult has become commonplace in the form of astrology, numerology, crystal gazing, transcendental meditation, and channeling. The whole trend has consummated in the appearance of the New Age Movement with its teaching that Man is God.

As society has secularized, true Christianity has come under increasing attack. Judeo-Christian values, once the foundation of Western Civilization, are now openly mocked, and those who still adhere to them are castigated as “intolerant fundamentalists” by the media.

The positive spiritual signs include the proclamation of the Gospel to the whole world (Matthew 24:14), a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32), and spiritual illumination to understand prophecies that have been ”sealed up” until the end times (Daniel 12:4,9).

As with the negative signs, we are seeing these positive signs fulfilled in our day and time. Through the use of modern technology, the Gospel has been proclaimed throughout the world in this Century, and the Bible has been translated into all major languages.

The great end time pouring out of the Holy Spirit that was prophesied by the prophet Joel has also begun. Joel called it ”the latter rain” (Joel 2:23), and he said it would occur after the Jews had returned to their land. The state of Israel was re-established in 1948. In 1949 God anointed two ministries that would have a worldwide impact — the ministries of Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. Then, in the 60′s, came the Charismatic Movement which prompted renewal in worship and gave emphasis to the continuing validity of the gifts of the Spirit.

The acceleration in the understanding of Bible prophecy began in 1970 with the publication of Hal Lindsey’s book, The Late Great Planet Earth. It seemed to open up to popular understanding many prophecies that had been ”sealed up” until the end times (Daniel 12:49). Remarkably, it became the number one best seller in the world — with the sole exception of the Bible — for the next ten years!

4) The Signs of Technology — The book of Daniel says that there will be an explosion of knowledge in the end times and that people will move about quickly (Daniel 12:4). There are many Bible prophecies that cannot be understood apart from modern technology. For example, how can the whole world look upon two bodies lying in the streets of Jerusalem (Revelation 11:8-9)? Modern television satellite technology makes it easy. How can the False Prophet build an image of the Anti-Christ that appears to be alive (Revelation 13:15)? The answer, of course, is the science of robotics. How can the False Prophet require all people on earth to take the mark of the Anti-Christ in order to buy and sell (Revelation 13:16-17)? It would not be possible apart from computers and lasers.

Jesus said that the Tribulation will be so terrible that all life on earth would cease to exist if He did not cut the period short (Matthew 24:21-22). How could all life be threatened prior to the advent of nuclear weapons? Another reference to nuclear power is likely contained in Luke’s statement that men in the end times will ”faint from fear” because ”the powers of the heavens will be shaken”(Luke 21:26). That certainly sounds like a reference to the splitting of the atom.

5) The Signs of World Politics — The Bible prophesies that there will be a certain pattern of world politics that will characterize the end time geopolitical map.

The focus will be the re-established state of Israel (Zechariah 12:2-3). It will be besieged by a menacing nation from the ”remote parts of the north,” the nation of ”Rosh” — or modern day Russia (Ezekiel 38:2,6). There will also be a threatening nation to the East that will be capable of sending an army of 200 million — namely, China (Revelation 9:13-16 and Revelation 16:12-13). A third source of danger to Israel will be the Arab nations that immediately surround it. They will covet the land and will try to take it from the Jews (Ezekiel 35:10 and 36:2).

Another key player on the world political scene in the end times will be a coalition of European nations that will form a confederation centered in the area of the old Roman empire (Daniel 2:41-44Daniel 7:7,23-24, and Revelation 17:12-13). This confederation will serve as the political base for the rise of the Anti-Christ and the creation of his worldwide kingdom (Daniel 7:8).

Other international political signs include wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6), civil wars (Matthew 24:7), and general international terrorism and lawlessness (Matthew 24:12).

6) The Signs of Israel — The signs related to the state of Israel are prolific and very important.

The most frequently repeated prophecy in the Old Testament is the prediction that the Jewish people will be regathered from the ”four corners of the earth” in the end times (Isaiah 11:10-12). The Bible states that a consequence of this regathering will be the re-establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8). The Scriptures say that once the Jews are back in their land, the land itself will experience a miracle of reclamation (Isaiah 35). The desert will bloom and people will exclaim,”This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden” (Ezekiel 36:35).

Another end time miracle will be the revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9). Most people are not aware of the fact that when the Jews were dispersed from their land in 70 A.D., they ceased to speak the Hebrew language. The Jews who settled in Europe developed a new language called Yiddish — a combination of German and Hebrew. The Jews who migrated to the Mediterranean basin created a language called Ladino — a combination of Hebrew and Spanish.

Other significant signs of Israel that we are told to watch for in the end times include the re-occupation of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24), the resurgence of Israeli military strength (Zechariah 12:6), and the re-focusing of world politics on Israel (Zechariah 12:3).

All these signs have been fulfilled in this century. The nation has been re-established, the land has been reclaimed, the ancient language has been revived, the Jews are back in Jerusalem, and Israel is the focal point of world politics.

Jesus says in Luke 21:28 that when these signs begin to happen, we should ”straighten up and lift up our heads” because ”our redemption is drawing near.”

The Key Signs

The most important signs are the ones that relate to Israel because God uses the Jews throughout the Scriptures as His prophetic time clock. By this I mean that very often when the Lord is revealing an important event that will take place in the future, He will point to the Jewish people and state that when a certain thing happens to them, the important event will also occur.

A good example of this principle can be found in Daniel 9 in the famous “Seventy Weeks of Years” prophecy. The prophet tells us to watch for a decree to be issued that will authorize the rebuilding of Jerusalem. He then says that the Messiah will come sixty-nine weeks of years (483 years) after that decree is issued to the Jewish people.

There are two key prophecies which relate the return of Jesus to events that have occurred in Jewish history since 1948. These two events clearly established the period in which we are now living as the season of the Lord’s return.

The State of Israel

The first is the re-establishment of the state of Israel which occurred on May 14, 1948. Jesus singled out this event as the one that would signal His soon return.

His prophecy is contained in the fig tree parable (Matthew 24:32-35) which He presented in His Olivet Discourse. The day before He delivered this speech, He had put a curse on a barren fig tree, causing it to wither (Matthew 21:18-19). This was a symbolic prophecy that God would soon pour out His wrath upon the Jewish people because of their spiritual barrenness in rejecting His Son.

The next day Jesus reminded His disciples of the fig tree. He said to watch for it to bloom again. In other words, He said watch for the rebirth of Israel. He indicated that when the fig tree blooms again, He would be at the gates of Heaven, ready to return (Matthew 24:33).

Equally significant, He added an interesting observation: ”Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34). What generation? The generation that sees the fig tree blossom.

We are that generation. The fig tree has blossomed. Jesus is at the gates.

The City of Jerusalem

The second key event was prophesied by Jesus in the same speech, as recorded by Luke: ”[The Jews] will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).

The first half of this prophecy was fulfilled in 70 A.D., forty years after Jesus spoke the words. In that year the Romans under Titus conquered Jerusalem and dispersed the Jews among the nations. Jerusalem remained under Gentile occupation for 1,897 years — until June 7, 1967, when Israel won the city back during the Six Day War.

The Jewish re-occupation of the city of Jerusalem is proof positive that we are living in the season of the Lord’s return. Jesus said it would mark the end of the Gentile Age.

A Call to Action

There is no way to escape the conclusion that we are living on borrowed time. The signs of the times are upon us, and they are shouting for our attention.

Are you ready? If Jesus were to return today, would He be your ”Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:11-14) or would He be your ”Holy Terror” (Revelation 6:12-17)? If you have never received Him as your Lord and Savior, now is the time to act. Repent of your sins, and call upon the name of the Lord that you might be saved (Acts 2:14-39).

And if you are a Christian, are you living as if Jesus might return any minute? Have you committed your life to holiness? Are you praying for the lost and witnessing for the Lord when you have an opportunity?

Are you yearning for the Lord’s return? Can you say with Paul that you are a candidate for a ”crown of righteousness” because you have lived your life ”in the love of His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?

Lamb & Lion Ministries

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Dumnezeul Minunilor MERITĂ VĂZUT



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  • Adevarat avem un CREATOR MINUNAT care ne-a aratat cum sa traiam in lumea CREEATA de EL…nu e greu atata cat traim dupa CUVANTUL SAU cu dragoste! Dumnezeu sa ne ajute sa traim in dragoste cu credinta!



     Marit si Binecuvintat sa fie Domnul in veci de veci ma inchin cu recunostinta inaintea LUI

  •  MAGNIFIC !!!.. este Creatorul nostru!!…

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Aline Blaine s-a pocait (video integral)


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  • Extraordinar,cit de clar spune fratele acesta mesajul lui Hristos,si cit de neinteles sunt celor din studiou,pentru-ca numai Duhul lui Dumnezeu poate deschide inima catre Hristos!Domnul sa te binecuvinte Aline,no sa dau gres ca va ajunge un propovaduitor cu nume mare pentru Evanghelie!

    MsAlban33 10 hours ago

  • Binecuvantat sa fie Dumnezeu care deschide ochii pacatosilor si le da pocainta!!!

    Nu Dumnezeu trimite pe unul in cer,si pe altul in iad! NU,ci oamenii se aleg singuri!!!

    Mantuitorul nostru Isus Cristos a spus preotilor care isi bateau joc de El:”Curvele si vamesii, va vor lua inainte in Imparatia lui Dumnezeu!”-Stiti dece? -Pt.k.ei se pocaiesc! Sa nu te surprinda AB daca popii ortodocsi te vor batjocorii.Mantuitorul nu promite petale pe calea vietii tale ci”spini”si”cruci”incepand din familie.

  • Duminica, 24 iunie 2012, incepand cu orele 18.00, ai sansa sa-i asculti marturia intoarcerii la Dumnezeu, la Biserica LOGOS Ploiesti, strada Miciurin nr.6 . De asemenea, pana la aceasta data, gandeste-te la prietenii tai nemantuiti atrasi de lumea sowbizz-ului si invita-i la aceasta intalnire de suflet cu fostul iluzionist Alin Blaine! Intrarea este libera!

    Alin Blaine (28 de ani), originar din Braşov, a dovedit până anul trecut că este cel mai bun iluzionist din România, doar că succesul nu i-a hrănit sufletul. Chiar dacă îşi făcuse un loc în showbiz datorită trucurilor sale incredibile, Alin a renunţat la tot luând o decizie cât se poate de neaşteptată, pocăindu-se.

     Fostul iluzionist a renunţat la apariţia în emisiuni, la prezenţa la show-uri şi petreceri, la banii pe care îi câştiga în urma trucurilor şi la fetele care încercau să-l cucerească pentru a-şi dedicat viaţa lui Dumnezeu. Doar că alegerea lui Alin a venit peste noapte, lăsându-i pe cunoscuţi fără cuvinte.

      „Mi-a vorbit cineva despre Iisus şi a doua zi am decis să renunţ la tot, la bani, la femei, la maşini, la faima! Când Iisus îţi vorbeşte nu poţi rămâne la fel…“, a spus Blaine pentru Cancan. 

      Atracţia lui Alin Blaine pentru magie a apărut imediat după terminarea liceului, când a plecat la New York, cu bursă, pentru a studia Informatica. Numai că după şase luni, s-a întâlnit pe stradă cu celebrii magicieni David Blaine şi Brad Christian şi atunci a decis, la fel de spontan precum a făcut şi cu pocăinţa, că este momentul să devină iluzionist. A urmat astfel patru ani de studii la şcoala de magie a lui David Blaine de la New York, unde a învăţat tot ceea ce l-a făcut cunoscut în România.

      De când s-a pocăit însă îşi petrece ziua citind Biblia şi încercând să-i convingă şi pe alţii să se întoarcă la Iisus. În prezent, Alin trăieşte la Braşov din rezervele adunate din spectacole şi speră să-şi întemeieze cât mai repede o familie, să aibă copii şi să devină predicator.

     „Am trăit ani întregi în păcat, am cheltuit sute de milioane şi aveam o femeie azi, mâine poate două, foarte multe relaţii şi mulţi prieteni. Acum, mulţi nu-mi mai sunt aproape. Şi mama mea a rămas uimită când i-am spus că mă pocăiesc. Mi-a şi spus să renunţ fiindcă suntem o familie săracă şi ne va fi greu, dar credinţa a fost mai mare!“, a mai spus Alin.

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