Irrationalists

“Christians often explain away miracles for the sake of being rational about things… They acknowledge the God Who Created Everything, but find it difficult believing that this same God would occasionally suspend the natural laws of His own creation for the sake of His glory, because it’s ‘not rational’.” —Zachary Jason McCarl

Pray big—rationality not required. God still parts seas.

—j

Really Loud Obedience

“Let God be responsible for the consequences of your obedience.”
Charles Stanley

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.”
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Obedience is your sermon. Preach away.

Have a great Sunday!

—j

Making God Smile

“I used to think people complained because they had a lot of problems. But I have come to realize that they have problems because they complain. Complaining doesn’t change anything or make situations better. It amplifies frustration, spreads discontent and discord and can invoke an invitation for the devil to cause havoc with our lives.” —Dr. Dale Robbins

Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you”. We have a lot to complain about in this turbulent world, but it’s hard to gripe when we’re busy making other’s lives better—like Jesus did.

Turn off talk radio and your smartphone and go bless others. I’m sure you will make God smile.

And so will you.

—j

My 2017 Israel-Jordan Tour

Explore Israel and Jordan with me and walk in the footsteps of prophets, apostles and the Messiah Himself. This amazing journey will forever change your understanding of world events, Bible Prophecy, God’s relationship with His land, His people—and you. It’s been said, “two weeks in Israel is worth a year in any seminary.” Come and see—there’s no place on earth like it. Mark your calendar.

Brochure is here

Registration is here

The Garbage Bin of History (An Editorial)

(I rarely editorialize, so be forewarned. Another, more encouraging post is on its way soon…)

“What is truth?”, Pontius Pilate once quipped at the words of Jesus, just before he sentenced Him to death. If you ask the same question to UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the reply would be something like, “The truth is whatever we decide, excuse the facts.”

Though somewhat softened in its wording, UNESCO’s World Heritage 21-member committee voted today to ratify a document declaring that the factual, historical, cultural, scientifically verified center and capital of ancient Israel, Judaism and Christianity never existed as such—never mind the vast and irrefutable scientific, historical, literary and cultural evidence to the contrary. In fact, if the wording of the declaration hadn’t been altered due to Israel’s last-minute diplomatic maneuvers, even the Western Wall—the holiest site in all Judaism—would have been declared a Moslem site that had been occupied by Israeli “aggressors”. Even so, the walled city of Jerusalem and the historical Temple Mount was claimed by UNESCO for Palestine and Jordan through the manipulation of a committee of nations who are no more concerned about Education, Science and Culture than a cat. “What is truth?” was the question posed right before the brutal execution of a rather significant Jew in Jerusalem a couple thousand years ago. Irony of ironies. Israeli diplomat Carmel Shama-Hachone, in his own assessment of the matter, said the whole thing belongs “in the garbage bin of history.”

On a personal note, I must express my gratitude to you, UNESCO, and your parent organization, the United Nations, for openly clarifying the quality and integrity of your Educational, Scientific and Cultural understanding of truth and facts. Now—what was it you saying about global warming…?

Join Me in Israel

Off to Israel and Jordan in November—would love to have you along. Nov. 28-Dec. 9 (Dec. 9-12 optional Petra extension), and I will be teaching at 35+ Biblical sites. It will change you forever (and yes, it’s safe). More info and registration here, and you can message or email me. This year in Jerusalem… —j

“Two weeks in Israel is worth a year in any seminary.” —Pastor Chuck Smith

Because We Must…

To the 6,000,000 Jews murdered in the middle of the last century, we remember…

MOURNER’S KADDISH

Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world, which He has created according to His will.

May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity. 

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One; blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

To the hundreds of millions annihilated by secularist regimes, abortion and ignorance: we remember you, too.

We must.

Shalom,
—j