Firstfruits: He is Risen!

But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  I Corinthians 15:20

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Michael Snyder: The 70 Nations That Will Meet In Paris On January 15th Are Going To Publicly Commit To Dividing The Land Of Israel

earth-sun-space-public-domain-700x400A draft of the summary statement that will be released at the conclusion of the 70 nation conference in Paris on Sunday has been leaked.  As you will see below, this communique is going to call for the division of the land of Israel, for the establishment of a Palestinian state, for the 1967 borders to serve as the basis for final negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and for the condemnation of any officials that refuse to support a two state solution.  Of course this comes on the heels of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which many believe represented America’s greatest betrayal of Israel.  Israeli government officials are publicly warning that there is a possibility that the principles agreed upon at this conference may form the basis for another Security Council resolution before January 20th, and this is something that we should all be watching for very closely.

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Editor’s note:  It is definitely time to pray!  

In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment with them there regarding My people and My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.  

Joel 3: 1-2

eye-to-eyeSee also Koenig’s book on topic:

Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel

(purchasing with this link will help this blogger)

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Michael Snyder: The 70 Nations That Will Meet In Paris On January 15th Are Going To Publicly Commit To Dividing The Land Of Israel

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: There are no Spoons on Flat Earth..? [Simulation Theory]

NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) - HubbleSite: gallery, release.

Photo credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University) – HubbleSite: gallery, release.

Powerful video on simulation theory – full of insight and right on time too!

Please watch to the end

h/t Truth is Stranger than Fiction on Youtube

Video link if it fails to embed properly click here>>>

Published on Jan 10, 2017
Is simulation theory compatible with enclosed cosmology? Does it help explain many of the still unresolved questions of our reality? Or is it just another layer of deception…?

1,333 views at time of posting (approximately 15 mins)

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Hebrew Calendar 2016-17 with Sighted New Moons

[Editor’s Note:  Special thanks to We are Israel Blog for providing this information with downloadable calendar and so much more information available on their website.  Visit and be blessed!/sc]

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Hebrew Calendar 2016-17

2016-17, Hebrew Calendar, Hebrew Moedim, Feasts of Yehovah, Passover, Shavuot, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Unleavened bread, Yom Teruah, Day of Trumpets, Day of Shouting, rosh hashanah, Yom Kippur, Yom Kippurrim, Day of Atonement, Day of Coverings, Day to Afflict Your Souls, Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles, Spring Feasts, Fall FeastsThis Is The Current, Sighted New Moon, Hebrew Calendar

Last Updated 10-2-16
All feast dates are correct on this calendar!
The faithful servant does know the time that the Master is coming and is ready and waiting for Him.

Below is our new moon and feast day schedule for Israel’s current year.

Hebrew Calendar New Moons

Month On the
Evening of:
Day of
Month
13th Thurs., 3-10-16 30th
1st Friday, 4-9-16 30th
2nd Saturday, 5-7-16 28th
3rd Monday, 6-6-16 29th
4th Wednesday, 7-6-16 30th
5th Thursday, 8-4-16 29th
6th Saturday, 9-2-16 29th
7th Sunday, 10-2-16 30th
8th Tuesday, 11-1-16 30th*
9th Thursday, 12-1-16 30th*
10th Friday, 12-30-16 29th*
11th Sunday, 1-29-16 30th*
12th Tuesday, 2-28-16 30th*
1st Thursday, 3-29-16 29th*

*Michael Didier used a program called LunaCal 4.0 to calculate these dates
and only an actual sighting in Israel makes them official.

Hebrew Calendar Moedim (Feasts of Yehovah)
All these feasts begin the previous evening at sunset and are contingent
on the actual sighting of the new moon in the 1st and 7th month.

Day of event
Feast Day
Sat., April 23rd Preparation Day & Passover
Becoming as One Born in the Land
Sat., April 24th* –
Fri., April 30th*
Unleavened Bread / Chag HaMatzot
Sun., May 12th* Pentecost / Shavuot / First Fruit Wheat Harvest
Mon., Oct. 3rd* Day of Alarm/Shouting/Blowing
Yom Teruah
Wed., Oct. 12th* Day of Coverings / Yom Kippurim
Mon. Oct. 17th* –
Sun., Oct. 23rd
Tabernacles / Sukkot
Mon., Oct. 24th* Eighth Day

* Holy Convocation / High Sabbath / Day of Rest

Here is printable PDF of the 2016-17 Hebrew Calendar (Last Updated 10-2-16)

Source: We are Israel – Biblical Hebrew Calendar

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – Hebrew Calendar 2016-17 with Sighted New Moons

What You Should Focus On…

What you should Focus on

I love simple graphics that make a clear point.  If you need more help figuring out what is in the piece where the two circles intersect, make two lists:

  • Things that matter
  • Things you can control (or at least think you can have some ability to impact)

Anything on both lists is something you should consider focusing on!

Of course if you want to add one more filter — seek the Lord on the matter and make sure it lines up with both His word and His leading in your life.  That will help you hone in on the priorities for right now!

h/t Vickie Freeman Babcock on facebook for the find

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – What You Should Focus On…

What Do you See? What is on Your Mind?

Do you see good or evil

When you encounter a situation, what do you see? Do you see the glass half empty or the glass half full? How you perceive a matter may effect the way you respond to it. What is the proper response? I am not going to tell you the answer, because I do not know for you. I only know what I am learning — albeit very slowly.

What we see is not the entirety of a matter. We can only see from our limited perspective. We cannot know another’s heart in the matter; we don’t even know our own most of the time.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:9

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10

We need to seek Him in all matters that confront us, moment by moment asking Him to see things the way He sees and respond in the way He would have us to respond.  His ways are above our ways; and, they are way better!
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isaiah 55:6
There is a lot of division and unrest in our society.  There are lots of ways to divide people.  I have friends who are pessimists and see calamity at every turn and others who see great opportunity in every tragedy.  Which is right?  You might say that both are because a watchman is called to warn people so that they might see in time to change direction; while we are all called to encourage one another even in the midst of the calamity.  We certainly live in a time where we need to both warn and encourage one another.  It works best when we have a word in season for one another – certainly His ways are above ours and if we are seeking Him and following His word – we may yet live to see His resolution to the matter.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
II Timothy 2:15
It is, of course, very important what we dwell on.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8
Here is a powerful message on the importance of our thoughts.  We are challenged to think on good things for a reason!  Don’t miss this most excellent video on the amazing power of your mind (about 10 mins in length) with over 3 million views at time of posting.

 

Is the Lord in the Storm with You?

482px-Rembrandt_Christ_in_the_Storm_on_the_Lake_of_GalileeA good friend of mine, brother in the Lord, mentor, teacher, prayer warrior and encourager in spiritual matters all, Morris Salge, has taken on the task of writing some devotionals for disciples of Christ in business primarily (but life in general).  I have had the distinct honor of getting to review these devotionals and help a bit with the website.  It is an honor, but it has also been hard, as they are not for those who are not seeking Him above earthly treasures.  If you want devotionals that tickle the ears and make you giggle skip these.  If you want to find and hear the Lord above all the noise around us, then dig in and prepare to be challenged.

Is the Lord in the Storm with you?  

Are you listening to Him or are you trying to steer the boat?

Christ, the Disciple and Business

The posts linked to this website all focus on the realities established Christians face in the business world.  By “established.” I mean Christians whose faith is at least 4-5 years old regardless of whether they have grown spiritually or not.  Those who have grown, I hope, will find affirmation in the essays.  Those 4-5 years or more past salvation that have not grown will find loving challenges written to them.

Emotional Safety in a Box Canyon

What is the Good Life

The Good Life as Poor in Spirit

The Good Life as Mourning

The Good Life as Meekness

The Good Life as Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Captured…

Awareness & Expectations

Deadly Career Choices

Courage, Christ and the Lands of Minds & Business

Where Will My Courage Come From?

View Reversal

Where is the Love?

He Did Not Charge

A Heart of Darkness Charges God

Confrontations, Choices, Conviction, Windows, Radar

Left in the Dirt & the Use of Radar

It is in Hard Grace that You Become a Deep Souled Disciple

 

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