Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“Earth’s Earliest Ages” Book Review

George Hawkins Pember's 'Magnum Opus'- More Relevant Now Than Ever!

George Hawkins Pember’s ‘Magnum Opus’- More Relevant Now Than Ever!

The contemporary church worldwide- the universal Body of Christ- has been deceived by the traditions of men in yet another area of doctrine.  We have been ‘forced-fed’ and compelled to accept a most untenable position that the enemy of our souls has used in great measure for the last 150 years, since Darwin presented his bankrupt ‘theory’ of evolution based upon pseudo-natural selection.  A great many professing Christians- especially teenagers and young adults lose what little ‘faith’ they had when the derisive indoctrination of public schools and especially colleges collectively belittle Biblical Christianity, and all those of us who know that the Bible is in fact the inerrant Word of GOD [in the original Greek and Hebrew autographs]. We are summarily labeled as intolerant, self-righteous, idiotic bigots for believing the truth; hence the persecution of true Christians is accelerating throughout the nations at a very alarming rate.

What is that deception?  It is the false and clearly laughable teaching that the world as well as the entire universe are but 6,000 years old, dating from the Special Creation of the Genesis account of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden until the present.  It is called the ‘Young Earth’ theory and is questionably riddled with massive holes.  The geological record as well as a great many other archaeological relics conclusively show both multiple strata of fossil records dating unfathomable millennia, as well as prehistoric antediluvian edifices and preserved artifacts that clearly reveal a very old earth indeed.

Genesis 1:1, 2… ‘In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.’

What is NOT understood by far too many in Christendom is that the Bible does not teach  that the universe was ‘created’ in six days.  The six days described in Genesis are clearly literal 24 hour-days, since each is designated ‘evening and morning day 1… day 2’, etc. What the inerrant Holy Word of GOD does teach is that there was an initially perfect created universe (Genesis 1:1), while in Genesis 1:2 in the original Hebrew language it states that it ‘became a desolate waste’ … mistranslated as ‘the earth was without form and void.’  And yet Isaiah 45:18 says that YHVH GOD did not create the world ‘a desolate waste’.

Therefore it becomes clear that the account of the Genesis Record is a ‘re-creation‘ of a damaged universe, probably due to the fall of Lucifer and 1/3 of the angelic host- and their corrupting influence on pre-Adamic civilization(s).

Over 300 Prehistoric 'Digs' Prove the former existence of Giants (see Genesis 6)

Over 300 Prehistoric ‘Digs’ Prove the former existence of Giants (see Genesis 6)

British theologian G. H. Pember excelled in research and in the deep love of the Holy Scriptures, as revealed in all of his many writings.  This is Dr. Pember’s greatest work, “Earth’s Earliest Ages” -though written 140 years ago, this critical work is remarkably contemporary in touching upon the world-wide apostasy that has ushered countless souls into eternal perdition.   His general thesis and others as well that are eerily prescient- are carefully developed and corroborated in this outstanding book of 480 pages in 16 Chapters with 3 Appendices and 568 footnote references.

I will quote directly from the text in the first few chapters, and encourage all who love the truth, who love and honor the LORD Jesus Christ, and also love to feast upon His Holy Bible to acquire a copy of this excellent volume for personal comprehensive study.  At the bottom of this post I will also list several additional essays from this website that are related to Dr. Pember’s exposition providing additional evidence from various sources.

Note-

Note- “And Also After…”

PLEASE do obey the command of the Holy Spirit through His bondservant Paul who states:

2 Timothy 2:15… ‘Study to show thyself approved unto GOD, a worker that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.’

He masquerades to further deceive... To kill, steal, and destroy!

He masquerades to further deceive… To kill, steal, and destroy!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, June 1, 2015

“America- Destiny Gates Are Opening”

2 Chronicles 7:14 IS Our National Mandate!

2 Chronicles 7:14 IS Our National Mandate!

“United States, You are Pregnant with a Glory Story and Destiny Gates are Opening!”

Lana Vawser, Sydney, Australia

Just recently I have been feeling a longing on the heart of God for His people to not give up on the United States of America. I saw this nation before me, and as I looked into the heart of it, I saw there was a fetus and a long umbilical cord.

I feel a longing in the heart of God for His people to see that even amongst the darkness and the way the United States has moved away from Him and His Word, He has heard the prayers of His people.

There has been impregnation with a divine seed of Heaven into the USA to bring about a great birthing in this nation. A birthing of His glory to be revealed.

“Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will BE Done…”

Why You Must See Beyond “Doom” and “Bad News” Into the Higher Realm of Decree and Insight

This “pregnancy” has not come to “full-term,” and the Lord is asking His people to continue to align themselves with Him and ask Him for His vision for this nation. As the people of God pray, eyes will begin to be opened to see BEYOND the “bad news of the natural” and to move in a higher realm of decree and insight. The Lord is inviting His people to not “see the bad news in the natural” and STOP THERE, but to see past it and to not give up on crying out to the God of love, restoration, and recompense.

I feel a warning from the Lord that many could “abort” the pregnancy and coming birthing through words of “doom” and “curses over the land of the USA,” committing the United States to a destiny of despair and hopelessness. I believe He is asking His people to press in with prayer, repentance, and standing in the gap to see a turning, revelation, and manifestation of what He desires to release.

There is such a longing in my spirit to encourage the people of God to NOT give up now. Do not give up praying for the USA. Do NOT commit her to failure, but continue to see the GOLD in the nation, for there IS GOLD in the nation. I believe the Lord is wanting His people to focus on the LIFE that He wants to bring to the nation, and the NEW that He wants to birth in this nation.

Do not cut the umbilical cord of what God is wanting to do in the USA through word curses or giving up. As the people of God speak LIFE into the nation of America, as the people of God seek out His heart for the nation and call forth the GOLD in the nation, I saw this fetus growing and growing.

America STILL Has A Destiny IN YHVH GOD!

America STILL Has A Destiny IN YHVH GOD!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“The Mystery Of The Trees”

Our Spiritual Food, Partakers of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)

Our Spiritual Food, Partakers of His Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)

It is abundantly clear to any and everyone who does not have their heads buried in the sands of willful ignorance and apathy that the world is being overwhelmed by deep darkness.  There is a daily litany of very troubling and even horrific news being broadcast via all manner of media, but many are now desensitized to the pervasive horror and its implications.  And yet too many are ‘fiddling’ or arranging deck chairs on the Titanic as the ‘planet earth ship’ continues to take on water.  Too much of the ‘church’ has swallowed the poisoned pabulum of a selfish prosperity gospel that is NOT the true Everlasting Gospel of the Kingdom! Consider General William Booth’s Vision entitled “Who Cares?”

By every metric of detailed analysis done by both secular and Christian organizations (Gallup, Harris, Barna, etc.) the church- in particular in America is anemic, self-absorbed, and showing little signs of a Holy Spirit pulse.  What is the remedy? It can only begin with agreement among the Body of Christ that something is desperately wrong.  This then must be followed by both personal and congregational repentance, confession, and crying out to the LORD for His available Mercy:

2 Chronicles 7:14… “If My people who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways- THEN will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.”

Open the Door to Your Heart, and Let HIM In!

Open the Door to Your Heart, and Let HIM In!

I have previously posted two book reviews on The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of The Shemitah” written by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.  It is definite and verifiable that he is a Prophet of YHVH GOD for the current hour of crisis worldwide.  Since he has been appointed, anointed, and privileged to share the broken Heart of GOD to the nations- and in particular America, I have brought together in this post a number of video declarations that he has done in the recent past.

The Title of this particular post “The Mystery Of The Trees” -given by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is one of the greatest Pulpit messages that I have heard in a very long time!  I link it here and want to challenge you right away to view this 1 hour presentation prayerfully that it may speak to each of you personally, as it has to me.  May the LORD of Glory share His Heart of Love and grave concern for the condition of His Body, and the burden for the lost worldwide going into Eternity without His atoning Redemption:

“The Mystery Of The Trees”- Israel, The Church, and The Last Days

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Saturday, April 4, 2015

Prepare For ‘Divine Visitation’

Light of the World... Light of All Children of The Kingdom

Light of the World… Light of All Children of The Kingdom

This timely post is a Prophetic Word from a handmaiden of the LORD, a daughter of the Eternal Kingdom who resides in Australia with her family.  Her ministry of anointed ‘encouragement’ to the Body of Christ is precious- especially in these times of great darkness seeking to overwhelm the earth.  Prayerfully consider her challenge.

Lana Vawser: United States of America, It Is Time to Fight!

I have had the United States of America on my heart all week and felt the Lord speak to me about this wonderful nation. I saw a lot of turbulence in the spirit and saw a great spiritual battle happening over this nation. As I looked closer I saw some “scales” and the “scales” were being tipped to and fro; and when I looked closer I saw that one side of the scales were the plans and purposes of God and all that He wants to pour out in the USA, and the other side was all the enemy wants to bring into this nation through strife, division, deceit, lies, oppression, hatred, and murder.

Below these scales I saw the verse John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows),” and that is exactly what I was seeing in these scales. On one side the “life” that Jesus wants to bring to the nation and the people in it through His glorious love and life, and on the other side of the scales was the enemy coming to steal, kill and destroy.

I then heard the Lord say, “United States of America is at a TIPPING POINT and it is TIME TO FIGHT.”

The Universe Has ALREADY Been Rescued!  WE Must Apply His Victory In The Earth...

The Universe Has ALREADY Been Rescued! WE Must Apply His Victory In The Earth…

I felt the Lord saying that the time of “contending” has arrived – the time of really taking in what the Lord has said and is saying (take His Word and pray and declare His promises into this nation). As I sensed this urgency in the spirit I felt a real excitement as I felt the Lord’s heart for what He wants to do in this nation. This nation being called as one who will lead, one who will move forward in great generosity and resource for the world, and a nation of great wisdom. A nation that was destined to arise in wisdom to release to the world. A nation that would lead in creativity, innovation, generosity and demonstrating what a nation can do when they are founded on the Word and His wisdom. That it is also a nation that was destined to demonstrate to the world what a nation can do when they are bound in godly unity, and the enemy is doing all he can in this nation to bring division, hatred and steal life.

As I felt this excitement in my spirit again I heard the Lord say, “There is a fight for the destiny of the USA right now. The destiny of America hangs in the balance.”

The Lord is calling His people to arise and pray for the United States of America. It is time to contend!

He Awaits the Full Preparation of The Bride

He Awaits the Full Preparation of The Bride

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“The Shinar Directive” – Book Review

What in the world is Coming? READ THIS BOOK!

What in the world is Coming? READ THIS BOOK!

I have continued to seek the LORD in prayer about where the Body of Christ is, with respect to the Last Days.  Since I have been privileged to study the works of many contemporary and historical Bible scholars including Dr. Thomas Horn, David Flynn, G.H. Pember, Kevin Conner, Dr. Chuck Missler, and now Dr. Michael Lake– I am frankly in awe and gravely concerned about what the future holds for our wayward planet and the world system entrenched in the lap of satan.

This book review will include only a handful of direct quotes from the text, primarily because this volume of 365 pages in 12 chapters has far too much heart-and-mind altering truths that demand the children of the Kingdom wake up from the mesmerizing pabulum that has left the western church in a near catatonic state!  How can I stress the importance of acquiring this book… without it- professing Christians WILL continue to be deceived by the adversary in what is clearly coming upon the earth.

Quoting Dr. Thomas Horn’s website:
“The final and most fearful sign heralding the Lord’s Second Coming will be the return of the ‘Nephilim’, the appearance upon earth of beings from the Principality of the Air, and their unlawful intercourse with the human race.’ Jesus Himself, in answering His disciples concerning the signs of His coming and of the end of the world, verified it would be ‘as the days of [Noah] were’ (Matthew 24:37). The implication is, just as it was before the Flood when the spirits of Nephilim were powerful upon earth (Genesis 6:4), mankind would experience an end-times renaissance of the influence of these [evil] entities. 

It staggers the mind to contemplate how the same phenomenon that occurred in Genesis chapter 6, where nonhuman species or ‘nonseed’ mingled with human seed and produced Nephilim could happen again in the end times. Yet when the verse from Daniel 2:43 is coupled with Genesis 3:15, which says, ‘And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning ‘offspring,’ ‘descendents,’ or ‘children’] and her seed,’ an incredible tenet emerges that Satan has seed, that it is at enmity with Christ, and that it is set to return in these last days. Has the time of their coming arrived?”

READ DR. MICHAEL LAKE’S NEW BOOK AND LEARN WHAT THE CHURCH MUST DO TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST!

Nimrod- Mighty Hunter AGAINST the LORD.

Nimrod- Mighty Hunter AGAINST the LORD.

Babylon Bible Prophecy

Prayerfully consider these excerpts:

From the Foreward by Thomas Horn- 

pg ix– … From Rome to Greece- and before that, to Egypt, Persia, Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumer– the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings know to the Hebrews as Watchers and in the book of Genesis as the Benei ha-Elohim (“Sons of GOD”) mingled with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as Nephilim.  The Bible says this happened when men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them.  When the Sons of GOD saw the women’s beauty, they took wives from among them to sire their unusual offspring.  This event is recorded in Genesis 6:4 this way:

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of GOD came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

When this Scripture is compared with other ancient texts, including Enoch, Jubilees, Baruch, Genesis Apocryphon, Philo, Josephus, and others, it unfolds to some that the giants of the Old Testament, such as Goliath, were the part-human, part-animal, part-angelic offspring of a supernatural interruption into the divine order of the species.  The apocryphal Book of Enoch gives a name to the angels involved in this cosmic conspiracy, calling them “Watchers”.

Striving to Undo The Confusion of the Languages by YHVH GOD

Striving to Undo The Confusion of the Languages by YHVH GOD

The Deception Continues!

The Deception Continues!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, January 12, 2015

“Prayer, The Church, And The Next Great Awakening”

Hebrews 7:25... The LORD Continually Petitions The Father On Our Behalf!

Hebrews 7:25… The LORD Continually Petitions The Father On Our Behalf!

I have taken the liberty on numerous occasions in the history of this Weblog to reprint essays from the outstanding monthly free newsletter Herald of His Coming.  This detailed article is more than worth  your time… it should be mandatory study and implementation by all who call ourselves Biblical Christians- and bona-fide sons and daughters of the Eternal Kingdom of our LORD Jesus Christ.

Do prayerfully consider adding your name to their mailing list; I guarantee that you will be blessed beyond measure.  This ministry of over 70 years has been mightily used of GOD to challenge, teach, and empower the Body of Christ worldwide in the Preparation of the Bride. PLEASE read completely!

We Were Born Into The Kingdom For Such A Time As This!

We Were Born Into The Kingdom For Such A Time As This!

Prayer, The Church, And The Next Great Awakening
  By Dave Butts

    The following is edited from a message given at the Heart-Cry for Revival Conference in April 2013 at The Cove, Asheville, North Carolina U.S.A. Used by permission.

In the Bible the naming of something or someone is of great significance. A name takes on even more significance when God Himself gives it to something that is His, something deeply meaningful to Him. The Bible tells us that God has chosen a name for His own house: “…My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isa. 56:7). Solomon had prayed during the dedication of the temple, “Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place” (2 Chr. 6:40), and God answered that He would indeed give special attention to the prayers offered there (2 Chr. 7:15).

Jesus took very seriously this naming of God’s house. All four of the Gospel writers record that Jesus cleansed the temple in reference to Isaiah 56:7. In the first three Gospels, Jesus directly quotes the passage (Matt. 21:13; Mark 11:17; Luke 19:46), and in the fourth Gospel, He personalizes it to “My Father’s house” (John 2:16).

The very fact that the cleansing of the temple is the only recorded time in which we see Jesus demonstrating such godly anger indicates how central the Father’s house as a house of prayer is to God’s plan on earth. Jesus believed that those who are a part of God’s house ought to live in accordance with the name that God has given.

This becomes especially relevant when we understand that God’s house is in no way limited to the temple. His house existed long before the temple (and tabernacle), and it exists even now and will continue when this age is over. His house is an eternal house and it will be forever a place of communion between God and His people.

Join the Worldwide Prayer Movement For A Great Awakening!

Join the Worldwide Prayer Movement For A Great Awakening!

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Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Year 2014 In Review

He Came to Seek and To Save That Which Was Lost!

He Came to Seek and To Save That Which Was Lost!

I want to thank all the people- friends worldwide, who took the time to ‘visit’ zionsgate.wordpress.com; the ONLY reason for this Blog’s existence is to exalt the LORD Jesus Christ, and advance His Eternal Kingdom!

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); as well as the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book’s Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

The WordPress.com stats helpers prepared a 2014 annual report for this Blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Christmas… Why A Virgin Birth?”

2-Hour Video Study of The MOST Significant Event in Human History!

2-Hour Video Study of The MOST Significant Event in Human History!

Dr. Chuck Missler has done a remarkable job of scholarship in pulling together many historical as well as clear Biblical hermeneutics that give all of us a comprehensive understanding of the precious event of the LORD Jesus Christ’s First Advent.  He and his wife Nancy Missler have one of the most thorough teaching ministries on earth- ‘khouse.org’- with books, periodical publications, and all facets of multi-media presentations that encompass the entire Bible and the Biblical Christian worldview.  This includes contemporary analysis of world events from a Biblical perspective- that is even-handed, conservative, and Christ-honoring.

Their Koinonia Institute is without parallel in the preparation of Christians to be true ‘Bereans’ in the study of the Holy Bible and its myriad personal applications.  I strongly recommend that all who love the LORD and His Holy Word, get on their mailing list- and receive a free one-year subscription to their Personal Update newsletter.  Please enjoy this brief excerpt from The Christmas Story presentation.  May we all have a Blessed Holy Christmas Season and Prosperous New Year in Christ! 

Wise Men (and Women) STILL Seek HIM!

Wise Men (and Women) STILL Seek HIM!

The Anointed Art Ministry of Greg Olsen

“Every Christmas season our thoughts turn to the birth of Christ and to his mother, Mary. To some extent, we all take the nativity for granted. But why was Jesus born of a virgin? One answer, of course, is to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: “Behold the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

But that’s more descriptive than causal: why was it necessary in the first place? There are, of course, many profound theological issues inherent in the virgin birth. One way to view this issue is to address one of the problems it solves.

The Problem

God announced very early that His plan for redemption involved the Messiah being brought forth from the tribe of Judah1, and specifically from the line of David2. The succession of subsequent kings proved to be, with only a few exceptions, a dismal chain. As the succeeding kings of Judah went from bad to worse, we eventually encounter Jeconiah (also known as Jehoiachin), upon whom God pronounces a” blood curse” :”Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”(Jeremiah 22:30)

This curse created a rather grim and perplexing paradox: the Messiah had to come from the royal line, yet now there was a”blood curse” on that very line of descent! (I always visualize a celebration in the councils of Satan on that day. But then I imagine God turning to His angels, saying,”Watch this one!”)

The Solution

The answer emerges in the differing genealogies of Jesus Christ recorded in the gospels. Matthew, as a Levi, focuses his gospel on the Messiahship of Jesus and presents Him as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Thus, Matthew traces the legal line from Abraham (as any Jew would) through David, then through Solomon (the . royal. line) to Joseph, the legal father of Jesus3.

On the other hand, Luke, as a physician, focuses on the humanity of Jesus and presents Him as the Son of Man. Luke traces the blood line from Adam (the first Man) through to David– and his genealogy from Abraham through David is identical to Matthew’s. But then after David, Luke departs from the path taken by Matthew and traces the family tree through another son of David (the second surviving son of Bathsheba), Nathan, down through Heli, the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus4.

Zelophehad

One should also note the exception to the law which permitted inheritance through the daughter if no sons were available and she married within her tribe5.

The daughters of Zelophehad had petitioned Moses for a special exception, which was granted when they entered the land under Joshua.

I believe it was C.I. Scofield who first noted that the claims of Christ rely upon this peculiar exception granted to the family of Zelo-phehad in the Torah. Heli, Mary’s father, apparently had no sons, and Mary married within the tribe of Judah. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, of the house and lineage of David and carrying legal title to the line, but without the blood curse of Jeconiah. [I believe that every detail in the Torah — and the entire Bible — has a direct link to Jesus Christ. “The volume of the book is written of me.” (Psalm 40:7) [For a more detailed discussion, watch for our new book, Cosmic Codes — Hidden Messages from the Edge of Eternity, presently in publication.]

Earlier Glimpse

This was no afterthought or post facto remedy, of course. It was first announced in the Garden of Eden when God declared war on Satan: ” I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”(Genesis 3:15)

The”Seed of the Woman” thus becomes one of the prophetic titles of the Messiah. This biological contradiction is the first hint — in the early chapters of Genesis — of the virgin birth.

John also presents a genealogy, of sorts, of the Pre-Existent One in the first three verses of his gospel6. The Prophet Micah also highlights this:” But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”(Micah 5:2)”  [end of citation-sg]

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); as well as the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book’s Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

“Mary Did You Know?” – Pentatonix

Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanukkah- Holy Festival of Dedication

A Miracle of Divine Provision

A Miracle of Divine Provision

This brief essay about the very special celebration of Hanukkah is cited from the Israel Prayer List that can be accessed and joined via email at ‘Israel-prayer@glory-of-zion.org‘.  Our precious LORD’s provision for His beloved children, the physical and spiritual seed of Abraham knows no limits!

Hanukkah is A Hebrew word meaning “dedication“.  (It is used, for instance, in 2 Chron. 7:9 when Solomon dedicated the altar for the First Temple; it also occurs in the heading for Psalm 30, a dedication of a house.) The eight-day Jewish celebration bearing that name (it is also called the Festival of Lights) remembers the re-dedication of the “second” temple in Jerusalem after it had been recovered by the Jewish forces of Yehuda Maccabee in 164 BC. The Syrian king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (a forerunner of the Anti-Christ, and foretold in Daniel 11:21), seeking to coerce Jews into abandoning their religion and culture for that of Greece, had issued edicts forbidding circumcision, observance of Jewish Sabbaths and feast-days. He had defiled the Holy Temple by offering a sow on the altar and raising up in the Sanctuary a statue to the Greek god Zeus. As chronicled in the First Book of Maccabees (a respected historical account of Jewish history found in the Apocrypha), a revolt was launched by the priest Mattathias and later led by his son Yehuda (Judas) Maccabee. It resulted in the defeat of the Syrian forces, after which the defiled Temple was cleansed and re-dedicated.

The Triune GOD Yahweh reveals His Love moment by moment!

The Triune GOD Yahweh reveals His Love moment by moment!

Another account relates how during this cleansing there was only enough sanctified oil left to burn in the Temple menorah for one night-yet a miracle occurred and it continued burning for eight days. * The victorious warrior Yehuda ordained “that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month of Kislev, with mirth and gladness” (I Maccabees 4:59). The miracle has given rise to the tradition associating this holiday with oil and light (“Festival of Lights”)-from the eight-branched menorah (often fueled by oil), which has a new lamp ignited each evening of the festival, to the oil-fried jelly doughnuts available on every corner.

*[Within the Messianic community, some are skeptical as to the authenticity of the miracle story, many others assume it to be true.]

'Let Your Light Shine before ALL men...'

‘Let Your Light Shine before ALL men…’

John records how Yeshua/Jesus was walking in the Temple on Solomon’s Porch during the Festival of Hanukkah in Jerusalem (John 10:22). It was during this season that he chose to speak of himself as “The Good Shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep.” And, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (John 10:27-30 ESV).

As mentioned earlier, part of the celebration includes the use of a special eight-branched menorah upon which a new oil lamp or candle is lit each evening. Each light is ignited from the flame of a separate “branch” called shamash-“servant“.Remarkably, the Haftarah reading for this Saturday within Hanukkah, besides containing, as might be expected, a menorah, also includes the following words, “Behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.” Although a different word for servant is used here, there is no doubt that it refers to the Servant-Messiah, sent by the Father-the Light Inextinguishable, who illumines all coming into the world (John 1:9).

His Grace IS Sufficient for ALL Our Needs...

His Grace IS Sufficient for ALL Our Needs…

Hanukkah-the Feast of Dedication-the Festival of Lights

is a season for

*Allowing the Holy Light of the Spirit to shine within ourselves, revealing any idolatry or uncleanness which may have defiled our bodies (which are the Temple of the Holy Spirit) and removing it. Of re-dedicating our bodies as a living sacrifice to God.

*Dedicating our ears to listen for the voice of our Shepherd (John 10 above).

*For surrendering ourselves anew to the infilling of the Holy Spirit whose anointing comes from an inexhaustible supply.

*For letting our “lights” shine brightly in the darkness-reaching out and joining with those of other believers.

A popular Israeli Hebrew Children’s song for Hanukkah is called Banu Hoshekh L’garesh (We have come to drive out darkness”):

We have come to drive out darkness, in our hands light and fire:
Each of us is a small light, but together we are a strong, steady light.
Flee Darkness in the Blackness-Flee before the Light!

From Martin & Norma Sarvis
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For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

AMEN and AMEN!

AMEN and AMEN!

  

Baruch Hashem Adonai- Messianic Praise


Posted by: Santos Garcia | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“The Incense and Power of Intercessory Prayer” by Bobby Connor

Jesus said, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father but by Me!" (John 14:6)

Jesus said, “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father but by Me!” (John 14:6)

I have been profoundly challenged and greatly blessed by the ministry of the Gentle Giant, Bobby Connor.  His website linked to his name and in the right panel as well, will provide a rich array of teaching and ministry tools that will propel each of you into the fulfillment of YOUR Divine Destiny, and personal ‘assignment’ from the Throne of Heaven!  May you all take this precious message to heart, and act (NOW) on its urgent call for transforming intercession, in the LORD Jesus Christ’s Name, AMEN!  

Bobby Conner: The Incense and Power of Intercessory Prayer

The Spirit of God is releasing an anointing for intercession on an extremely high level (John 15:16). Saints are being mobilized to pray across the nations. Great swells of prayer meetings are beginning to take place in many diverse places. Some of these prayer meetings are being led by outstanding young radicals who have one goal in mind: Establishing God’s Kingdom on earth. Likewise a great release of intercession is arising from delightful senior citizens.

Pray Without Ceasing...

Pray Without Ceasing…

Understand: Prayer’s Prominence Before God’s Throne

Because of this newly released anointing to pray, it is vital for us to recognize what the Word of God teaches concerning prayer, specifically what happens to our prayers in the heavenly realm.

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8

Our prayers hold a place of great prominence before the Lamb upon His throne in Heaven. Bowls are filled with our treasured prayers – the prayers are so beautiful they emit a fragrant incense and are so valuable and precious, they are kept in golden bowls. The aroma of these faith-filled prayers continuously rises before the Lamb and casts a magnificent scent upon His throne, becoming an essential part of the worship and adoration before the face of God.

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