NETANYAHU HOSTS TWO-HOUR BIBLE STUDY IN THE BOOK OF RUTH: Says “the Bible is the foundation of our existence.”

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You may recall that in December 2011, I posted a story from the Jerusalem Post that gave me fresh hope about the future of Israel. “Taking a page out of David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin’s playbook, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will begin hosting a regular Bible study group in his official residence for researchers, public officials and invited  guests,” reported the Post. “Netanyahu announced the establishment of the study circle on Friday at a ceremony marking 30 days since the passing of his father-in-law, Shmuel Ben-Artzi. The study group will be named after Ben-Artzi, a noted poet  and Bible teacher. Both Ben-Gurion and Begin, when they each served as  prime minister, hosted regular Bible study groups. Netanyahu said he was establishing the class to perpetuate love of the Bible.”

Apparently, it took awhile to make it all happen, and since then Mr. Netanyahu also experienced the death of his own father…

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When do you really stand? Do you know?

Hello Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I remember when I started the group on Facebook sistersforchrist and when God told me to move to this location and off  of the Facebook. Many did not understand and did not want to follow. Then the page was opened up to the world and still others did not want to follow. God said that he would bring them. I wanted to lash out at people but, God said this is not for you it is for me.

So who am I to say lord I don’t agree with you, or there will only be a few members….I waited for a reply and he sure did give me one. He let me know that the people who stand by you through all your trials even if they don’t agree , will be the ones that will forever be by your side.

The trials came, lost of a love one, anger, depression  and all of others and I was to be the support for them as others were for me. They were there to call ,text or send emails with words of encouragement.

One of my follow bloggers made a very valid argument that do people really pray for you when you are going through a trial on Facebook and other social media. Are you as  Christian as you think you are? Do you only stand when you agree with a point or do do you stand when God tells you too? Do you know the difference? Do you know Gods voice? Do you stand when  you will be persecuted by your fellow Christians? Really!! When do you stand?

You should be clear in your answer and look deep in your heat before you pass judgement.

Matthew 7

New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

“Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” (Colossians 3:23-25)

Now for those who believe the change was wrong I will let God be the judge; for he was the author and has been.

 

Where does it all go?

Here we are in the middle of spring and soon it will be summer and I find myself wondering where the time has gone. Since I have returned to work I realized a few things about myself and my walk with the lord. I   can see things that are going on in the world and what impact God has on peoples lives if any. I find Christians that go to church on Sunday and talk about it on Monday and then go back to the same behaviors as before when you did not even know they were Christians.

I find my self looking around like and outsider looking through the window but no one sees me yet. I wonder do I fit in, or do I even have too? This leaves me most of the time on my own an work to serve the people that God has chosen me. Then I realize that I’m doing God’s work so I will probably not fit in. But you know what?, that’s ok with me. The lord watches over me and takes care of me each day.

He reminds me that you will know my people by there fruits.

Matthew 7:15-20

New King James Version (NKJV)

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Love

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Philippians 1:9-11 I pray that your love will keep on growing more and more, together with true knowledge and perfect judgment, so that you will be able to choose what is best. Then you will be free from all impurity and blame on the Day of Christ. Your lives will be filled with the truly good qualities which only Jesus Christ can produce, for the glory and praise of God.