Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral. But God. - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Notre Dame Cathedral. 
But God.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8, NAS)

Much as been reported on TV, written in newspapers and social media, and spoken all over the world, about the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. It is a major event, of destruction and forever loss. This type of structure just cannot be replaced, no matter how much money will be pledged and spent to bring it back to its former glory. (I think of the 2nd Jewish Temple and its destruction in 70 A.D.)

I have never been to France. but I do know Frenchmen, having served with Derek Prince Ministries for 8 years and knowing the French director of the ministry there during that time. It was always a struggle to have funds to support that specific national office; far more so than the other 11 worldwide offices DPM had at that time.

The deep foundational roots of Catholicism made the effort to share the pure Word of the Gospel quite difficult from that office. And now with the influx of Middle Eastern culture and religion, even well beyond the French borders in other European countries, I am sure the cost in spiritual and natural resources must make the desire for truth shared even more difficult to cast seed and bear fruit.

It continually amazes me that even in such a situation as this, such as this terrible Notre Dame Cathedral immense fire, many do not even consider the One who still sits on the throne of heaven. They instead speak of “Our Lady”, the English version of Notre Dame, as if she is the queen of all. Often, she is lifted up above her Creator, God Himself. Indeed, Miriam (the real name of Mary, in Hebrew) was called and blessed of God to bear His Only Begotten Son, Jesus (Yeshua), which she willingly accepted to do, though unmarried at the time. But even she never exalted herself, but instead exalted her God.

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.” (Luke 1:38, NIV)

A servant generally doesn’t think they are above and beyond their Master. They tend to better understand their role. As so with the real Mary, the one who gave birth to our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Messiah, that was her proper consideration of herself.

But God chose her, as He has and continues to do among humankind. His plan and purpose is to draw each to His Son Jesus, Who alone is the Savior of the world. Only through His shed blood will forgiveness, redemption and salvation be found. There is no other.

Having been a Roman Catholic for the first 21 years of my life, I understand the theology that was built on and covering over the very foundation of truth, laid by God through Jews, since the days of Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the Prophets, Jesus (Himself a Jew, and still is), and the early church apostles and believers. All Jews. And not Mary worshippers, but Yeshua, God in the flesh, worshippers.

The cross remains at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

It is now time that any and all structures, both in the natural and the spiritual, that have covered over that eternal truth, of Jesus Christ being the Only Savior, be torn down and restored to that of which He is. Only then will eyes be turned from the idols and lies that have so blinded, so many, for so long.

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God (emphasis mine), who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:1-10)
There is no joy in seeing the destruction of beautiful architecture that was built centuries past. For that matter, there is no joy at all in seeing anything good and wholesome in life being removed, especially the unborn lives we have become accustomed to destroying, with little thought of the eternal ramifications.
But God, seated on the throne, knows what is going on, and is not sitting idly by. He promised to shake all things that stand between Him and the people He loves, continually trying to show that His love alone can save.
When that truth is realized and accepted, those crying at times like these can know of Him and know Him. Hopefully, they will turn to Him, Jesus Christ, and be saved.
Now think on this.

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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Now Think On This #413 - in the year of our Lord 04.17.19 – “Notre Dame Cathedral. But God.” – Wednesday 8:15 am

What Holy Spirit Told Me About Notre Dame Burning - AMANDA SHIFLETT CHARISMA NEWS

A view of debris inside Notre Dame Cathedral.
A view of debris inside Notre Dame Cathedral. (Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via REUTERS)

What Holy Spirit Told Me About Notre Dame Burning

Several have asked me what my thoughts are regarding Notre Dame burning, and if it is prophetic in nature. I have answered many privately, but also decided it was best to share what I was sensing here, since many were asking. Please know, this is not to make light of Notre Dame burning, nor is it to speak disparagingly of the Catholic church. I do understand the significance of this amazing and historic structure, along with some of its contents, and what it means to the people of Paris. This is a horrible thing to happen, regardless of the reason. I am praying for the people of France and the church as a whole there.
As I saw the news yesterday, I sensed there was definitely something prophetic to this, whether a natural occurrence or a man-made fire, I believe it is still pointing to something. I sensed the Lord immediately said "Look up what the name means." So I did.
Notre Dame literally means "Our Lady," or more specifically "Our Mother," which is referencing the Virgin Mary, known to many Catholics as the "Mother of God," who is held in very high esteem in Catholicism, some would say even somewhat worshipped. I immediately sensed what the Lord was saying.
Don't get me wrong; I love Catholics as people, and I know many believe in the Lord Jesus and don't follow this way of idolizing Mary. But many do, and the church itself embraces and promotes this with much of their teachings of the "Holy Mother."
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Many of the teachings of the Catholic church are in error and have much pagan and idolatry intertwined in them. Please understand, I hold Mary in high esteem, as she was an amazing woman who was the earthly mother of our Lord, but there is no "heavenly mother." She was a favored and righteous woman, but that is all.
When Mary is exalted to a god-like status, which many Catholics do this time of year, the principality of "the queen of heaven" (Lilith, Ashtoreth, Baal's consort and so on) is actually the one who is being lifted up and worshipped, although most in Catholicism do not realize that. The fact that this is happening on this Holy Week is significant, I believe.
"Mary" or the "queen of heaven," is not what this week is about; it is about Jesus. It is about exalting the Son, whom the Father gave to the world and provided Himself a Lamb. There is no "mother" of heaven, and to say there is takes worship away from our King Jesus, and our heavenly Father God, who alone is to be worshipped.
I feel the Lord is done with idol worship, specifically in His house, and this may symbolize that in some way. Many are discussing the fact that the large cross at the altar is still standing. I believe the Lord is leading us back to His cross and the knowledge that He alone is our salvation. He alone is worthy to be worshipped and adored! We should understand this during this season of Passover and Resurrection more than any other time.
It isn't about a bunny, or Mary or anyone else. It is about Him, crucified and resurrected, and seated at the right hand of the Father, our Lord forever!
Lord, raise up reformers in France, and rebuild Your true church there! Raise up those who will unashamedly preach Your full gospel, and let many come to truly know You, as Savior and Lord. May everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of who You are, be brought down. May the fire of Your Spirit burn in France once again! Lord, bring beauty for these ashes!
Let the people of France come to Your cross, and receive true salvation by the blood of Your Son, Yeshua!
Amanda Shiflett is the founder of Prophetic Reformer and co-founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, along with her husband Darin. She is a prophetic minister who heard the Lord's call from a very young age. She is a heralding voice of truth, holiness and purity within the prophetic and calls others to stand in a place of no compromise in their callings. She longs to see reformation come to the prophetic movement, as well as the other parts of the fivefold within the body of Christ. Along with her calling as a prophetess, Amanda also flows in a powerful worship and healing anointing and is a gifted teacher and writer as well. Darin and Amanda live in North Texas.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Macron's Overt Antisemitism - Tsvi Sadan ISRAEL TODAY

Macron's Overt Antisemitism

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 |  Tsvi Sadan  ISRAEL TODAY
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to France on June 5th yielded interesting statements from French President Emmanuel Macron. 
After going through the routine of condemning all forms of violence against civilians and committing France to the security of Israel, Macron's problematic ideas about violence and peace came when he "condemn[ed] all form of expressions to incite, made by certain groups, and I am thinking of Hamas here," as well as when he spoke about his disapproval of the moving of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which led to "people dying"… in Gaza. "If this [move of the embassy] leads to people dying, it’s not a celebration," he said.
Macron, if he ever takes notice, could sue me for attaching antisemitism to his name, and if that happens, I will lose the case in a heartbeat, because Macron is not an anti-Semite. This being said, there can be no denial that Macron is using logical and moral arguments of the kind that will show their true colors only if taken to their logical conclusion, ad absurdum.
By today's moral standard, Israel would never have come into being for the simple reason that it is viewed as a white colonialist entity that displaced indigenous people and occupied their land. This argument, you might be interested to know, is the oldest anti-Semitic ploy in the book. This moral charge, echoed repeatedly in the Bible, has become the standard reason for opposing Jewish presence in the Land of Israel ever since. 
Now, since the Jewish people stand on the three-legged foundation of Torah-People-Land, removing one leg will bring an end to the whole thing called Israel. Antisemitism, therefore, goes far deeper than Holocaust-denial or raw hatred of the Jews. Fundamentally, antisemitism is any attempt to remove any one of these legs.
Concerning today's most pressing issue, the land, in his opening comments on the Book of Genesis, Rashi, arguably the most important Jewish interpreter of the Bible, explains why Genesis was even written. The reason, he argues, is written in Psalm 111:6: "He has shown his people the power of his works by giving them the lands of other nations."
Accordingly, Genesis was written in case "the nations of the world will say that 'you are robbers because you have occupied the lands of seven nations,' tell them that the Land is the Lord's. He created it and He gave it to whom He pleased." Rashi's answer is chillingly candid. Without divine decree, he seems to be saying, Israel is indeed a moral travesty.
In this scheme, overt antisemitism, which denies the very idea of a "chosen people" rightfully dwelling on the land of seven nations, becomes a morally-sound position that was, and still is, used against Israel. 
Consider the 1919 Paris peace treaty, which among other things approved the Balfour Declaration for a Jewish home in Mandatory Palestine. Leading up to this treaty was the King-Crane Commission that concluded that support for a Jewish state in Palestine would lead to violence since, due to Arab resistance, "only by force can a Jewish state in Palestine be established or maintained." If, as it is today, peace was the primary driving principal behind the superpowers' foreign policy, Israel would have never come into being.
Macron's logic and morality run along the same lines. If the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem breeds violence in Gaza, it is morally and politically imperative not to do it. Peace above all, even if it means the clogging of the arteries of Israel's heart, is good for Israel, and for the world, according to this moral anti-Semitic argument. To balance it off, Macron draws moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas by refusing to address this entity's expressed supreme goal of destroying Israel. Peace, the anti-Semites will argue, is more important than Israel.
Whether or not he realizes it, Macron is softly whispering, much like the famous MASH theme song, the lullaby of "suicide is painless. It brings on many changes." While for some it might be unwittingly done, this is part of a "valiant" European effort to euthanize Israel.
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