WARNING: Persecution Creeps toward the USA

From watch.org on November 1

Billy Graham’s Warning to American Churches: ‘Prepare for Persecution’

The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America’s churches: “Prepare for persecution.”

The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine.

In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this “immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual.”

“As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not know what sacrifice is. We do not know what suffering is. Suppose persecution were to come to the church in America, as it has come in other countries,” wrote Graham.

“Since we have experienced little religious persecution in this country, it is likely that under pressure many would deny Christ. Those who shout the loudest about their faith may surrender soonest.”

———– End Times Note ———-

Persecution of the “saints” comes in the end of this era of time on earth. This is clearly noted in Scripture. Reverend Graham is attempting to wake up a sleeping public. The US has spent more time recently being PC (politically correct) and as a result there are those claiming rights, as in civil rights, for issues that are not merely civil, but sinful. Scripture tells us we will arrive at a time when “right is wrong and wrong is right” … a lawless state will creep across the globe … it’s already happening and you are probably sleeping in the face of reality.

Like ISIS beheading ‘infidels’ or oppressing peoples in the Middle East of the imposition of religious law (Shiria law) on those who have otherwise lived at peace and with morality unifying their communities (e.g., Iraq, Syria, elsewhere) … persecution in the extreme will plow all that under into darkness … why would that only happen “over there” and not here … persecution creeps and spreads its tendrils … slowly and over time … persecution comes.

If you want to read exactly what appears in Decision Magazine, you can download an electronic copy here.

Director, windowview.org

Global Halloween 2015

Clearly we live in a world increasingly at risk for falling directly into the Bible’s end time scenario. In fact, Muslims of the extreme stripe already agree.  After all ISIS is beheading ‘infidels’ (according to their definition) and attacking peaceful people to create a disruption that most nations sit quietly to watch from the sidelines. That in itself is a Global Halloween horror!

Oh, yes I hear folks say it all the time this is just “saber rattling” that happens throughout history. So, what’s so new about all this and maybe we can just ignore the friction and continue living as if all this stuff carries no relevance. This would be living by “our understanding” and not recognizing a more all encompassing perspective of biblical proportions. You may not get it today … but the Global Halloween is full of evidence for the horrors and misdeeds of the end times that are not simply yet to come … THEY ARE upon us today.  Why? Well! To just highlight a couple thoughts …

RUSSIAN TRICKS and TREATS

There is nothing more obvious when lies are conspicuous to the global community. What’s worse, the nations of the world see the lies of one nation and then not call out that bad player as lier and deceiver.

Russia has moved into the Middle East to support a weak ally in Syria. Declaring their effort is aimed at defeating terrorism and even battling ISIS, the daily news reports clearly show otherwise. In fact, Russia is helping Iran to enter into the fray by transporting Iranian weapons into Syria to fight the opposing forces to the Syrian ‘leadership,’ as is if we can even consider Assad a leader of any honest nature. But here is the bottom line on Russia’s trickery … the treats awaiting Russia will be called out by a Heavenly Father who understands the evil nature of man, perhaps especially Putin himself, and this one day will be the eternal downfall to what Russia has started recently. But more so, Russia has begun, and adds to, the circling of hostile nations and hostile forces, in and around Israel … one more step deeper into End Time. You do not have to agree, it’s just happening in spite of what any wishful thinking might be … and, oh yeah, recently China has shown up with war ships in the arena of the Middle East … Trick or Treat!

GHOULS in GAZA and GOLAN 

Can the terrorists stop sending missiles across Israel’s borders in their attempt to harass, kill, and disrupt Israel? Again, we see signs of the End Time because the rhetoric keeps being amplified … and the enemies of Israel teach their children that is is good to stab with knives, to wear bombs as martyrs, and to simply focus on hate. You don’t even have to have any particular opinion of Israel to know, within one’s heart, that all these behaviors are ghoulish and sick. It’s the global zombies, voodoo thinking, and mindless brain washed beings who just “don’t get it!”  Wake up from the dead! And yet, all the while, the global community of nations sit in the bleachers hoping the global nightmare will all go away.

I am not going to write about the prospects for peace, because when a peace covenant finally does come (it’s in Scripture folks), especially for the sake of Jerusalem and the to be built Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, the ghouls will still be around and will only help to usher in the sequence of events that are called the End Time. Yep, they all decry “Peace, Peace,” but the end comes. It was and is written … and you can read it in Scripture. I don’t have to repeat it here … I’m just telling you the ghouls have their way today … tomorrow reveals their paradise is something of a Halloween horror that they have been tricked into thinking is something wonderful, but in fact is eternally awful. It’s awful enough here, today. Do you get it?

FEAR of END TIMES

I write all this with a special sadness in my heart. I say this because any discerning person, even Muslims, those who want a peaceful non-conflicting life, can read the Scripture of the Old and New Covenants to see ‘another side’ to what the Koran alone says. I once read an article that noted the Prophet’s hands “are open t the New Covenant.” Wow! Really? Incredible! How could that even be true if Islam is to embrace humanity as a whole in love and peace. Christians and Jews all around the world watch what is going on in the Middle East and see strife revealing humanity’s obsessions with issues and causes that do not solve global problems. Global Halloween is here every day!

But wait … we are encouraged by the western African Imam who declared a Green Jihad for the sake of ‘saving our environment.’ What an absolutely bold stroke and universally aware perspective from within the Islamic community, even in agreement with the global scientific community … something that looks at a much larger picture and embraces life and not the tricks and mis-guided treats of a misdirected human will.

Mr. Putin’s play for power or those who espouse death to any person or nation on earth are all going to face the reality of God (the God of the Bible, of Israel, Father of all) and in a moment of confrontation with the Eternal and His truth will come a bone chilling, bone rattling, and penetrating truth, which is, we all have in this day the possibility of embracing the ultimate truth … it’s all written in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Scriptures.

Maybe for you the real treat of this Halloween is to learn the truth and to stop tricking yourself into think about a false paradise … the eternal truth is the ultimate treat and we all, I mean WE all, everyone of any nation, religion, culture, WE ALL need to see through the global trickery to see TRUTH.

Frank Kingsley, Independent Correspondent for WindowView.org

Hide God’s Law and He Hides Himself From Us

THOU SHALL NOT

The photo below appeared in an October 7 throw away daily paper given out at subways stops in the metropolitan area of our nation’s capital. The caption below the picture includes: “THOU SHALL NOT: Workers remove a Ten Commandments monument from its base on the grounds of the state Capitol in Oklahoma City Monday night.  Oklahoma’s Supreme Court ruled in June the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property. … ”  The monument was removed to a storage facility.

What are the implications?

Oklahoma City judge directs removal of God's Law

Oklahoma City judge directs removal of God’s Law

Removal of the Bible’s Ten Commandments may seem to be part of the changes going on in our nation and around  the world today. “So what?” you may ask. The real response to this is: “Is the new normal really normal or an abstraction of what is the ultimate reality to our life?”

Here we approach the divide between blessing from the Devine and the pit of despair that so often beset Israel as her kings would turn their backs on the God of Israel.  And for the nations today, the rest of us, we were the intended audience to watch what Israel did or does when blessed to see how the rest of us may inherit what Israel was always intended for … God’s will and THE blessing.

Across the US and across the global landscape of this planet, humans are turning a blind eye to the God over all, Jew and Gentile, and the consequences will come. They did before. They will come yet again. But you are being lulled into a false sense of it won’t happen because “see nothing happened today,” so why worry?

Maybe Oklahoma City will grow a wee bit darker and as we see more lawless behaviors, shootings, sodomy, abuse, immorality, expanding of drug use and other permissive alterations to the otherwise order we call peace … the fabric of our societies frays.

It did before and even as you think “not now” it’s happening slowly … we are all on an ever slippery slope.

Strange as it is, the world is not improving and changes are more degradation than constructive … more conflicts, more tension … you have to wonder why humanity ust never seems to learn!

And that is why the Bible speaks to an end of this era.  Read the text, study what is projected and note the uncanny similarity to the fraying of our time and what the biblical text states for tomorrow. As Yogi Berra said: “the future ain’t what is use to be.”

But God knows what the future brings and you can read it today.

Take down His law and you end up in an age of the lawless … in Oklahoma City and around the globe … you can bet on it! Ask the ancient kings who did the same … read about their fate and demise … look around you now.

Frank Kingsley, Independent Correspondent for WindowView.org

The Present Church Age with LBGT Appreciation

What are we to Think of the LBGT Community in Terms of Bible?

First, a little bit of discussion is needed for context on this perspective. This needs to be sensitive to all who read because the main point made here is first not one of the writer’s making.  Second, anyone who reads the scriptures will see this is a critical and deciding difference between what human culture sees today and what God has determined ages ago.

The book of Revelation starts with seven letters to seven churches.  Each letter is a message to a church in the First Century, but also a message to all seven types of church ages to come.  The last church age is the present age we live in today. To see this illustrated, we refer your to WindowView’s Timelines (First Church Age here at 30 CE, the Second thought Fifth Church Age here, and the Sixth and final Seventh Church Age here). The final letter is to the church at Laodicea.  Further down is text from the web page describing characteristics of the age of apostasy that is now upon us. To be fair, representative congregations of believers from all seven types exist today, but a look at the rapidly changing social norms and it is easy to see why society and even the church is striving for something outside of Scripture and beyond God’s will for all humanity. But for Laodicea the church is labeled apostate (unbelieving, neither hot nor cold, and God ‘spits this church out’).

The Corporate Body of Believing Persons

We might add, the word ‘church’ appears nowhere in the Bible. The Greek term ‘ekklesia‘ (translated from the Greek into the English word church) appears and this essentially recognizes groups of or all of the believing body of persons (believing in Messiah and God). As such, the term could apply to Gentile and Jewish groups (or all persons corporately) who embrace the Jewish Messiah (Yeshua, Jesus). We use the term church here, but ‘ekklesia’ and even include synagogue as a reference point would be appropraite.

Laodicea (1900 to present day) – Apostasy

Apostasy comes in many forms.  From how people avoid, turn away, or disregard the will of God, engage in sin knowingly and wantonly, or turn faith into something that is lukewarm or an academic non-biblical exercise (etc.).

Regarding the churches (and denominations) today that embrace the LBGT community, we want to be clear.  This web post is not anti-anyone. The writer has family who falls into this category. But regarding life style choices, there is a focus here.  For transgender persons we leave open that issues of heredity and biological considerations may prevail. But overall, regarding life style issues, Jesus would have sat down to eat at our table and He did so with all types of persons.  But He, while speaking, would have made a distinction at every opportunity (about sin, gospel, and salvation).

To better understand where we fall on the issue of Christianity (and even for those who embrace the Jewish faith … and thus all within the Judeo-Christian, Jew and Gentile sphere of God fearing persons), we refer you to the book unChristian.

unChristian

unChristian

Not only are relevant statistics cited, an underlying difference between loving all persons and understanding where to stand in the presence of God is a key part of the book’s chapter on the topic of sexuality. The authors draw a line where you must embrace a specific reality to be a believer … and the Bible sets the standard—that is, God draws the line for all humanity, it is not something this post has established.  We all need to heed the difference.

Messiah’s Table and Celebrating Commitment in Light of Salvation

We have stated all of the above to set the stage to make a very specific point about the LBGT persons who join in worship of Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus, the Son of Man and Son of God … and God Himself, in unity with the Spirit (Adonai Echad).

Recently, while visiting and attending a worship service at a Christ Congregational Church we encountered the following statement spoken by the pastor as he invited the congregation to the communion table:

“When we approach our communion table and say, “No matter what … no matter who you are, no matter where you came from, no matter what you’ve done or where you’re going, no matter what, you are welcome here,” when we do that, we are rising with Christ.”

These words were spoken on Easter Sunday, most appropriately called Resurrection Sunday, when Messiah conquered both sin and death. Coming to the table is to agree with His act of giving His blood as the Lamb of God that we may have grace and life eternal. That agreement is implied by sharing in the bread and wine at the ‘Table of the Lord.’ You have to be a believing and a confessing person who has repented, to really be one who is sharing the unleavened bread (of sinlessness) and the cup (of wine representing the blood of sacrifice).

 But reread the pastor’s words. These imply you may come sinning and once you leave the table you may continue on (sinning). The rationalization here avoids Scripture or more importantly evidence Messiah provided in His words, spoken before a sinner, while He was present with us on earth.

The gay pastor clearly is mis-teaching his congregation. He rationalized that anyone can share in communion, no matter how they come or to where they will go. The Bible however tells us if someone were to approach the table, then they cannot depart the same way … or lose eternal life.

Do you think that gay persons are off the hook?

Our MAIN  POINT here Follows …

Jesus and the Woman Caught in Adultery

The object lesson here is simple and clearly makes the point.  In John 8:4-5 we read: “and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.  In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.Now what do you say?”

In verse 7: “When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

And as the story goes, everyone present with a stone, dropped their stones, turned, and left that place.

10-11 “Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you? “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,”Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Take heed, a real believer in Messiah should not and will not condemn a person in sin … for all who live in the flesh have sinned. Anyone engaged in discrimination of anyone, be they LBGT, of any race, religion, or otherwise, cannot be a believer in Messiah. But if Messiah points a way toward leaving sin behind, then any believer should and must point in that same direction. 

The American Standard Version puts it this way: “Go. From now on sin no more.”

This is a simple but powerful illustration of what needs to be acknowledged as the real difference. No congregation can tolerate false teaching. No pastor should turn a blind eye to sin, including his or her own! Worse still, turning a blind eye to Scripture is to lead a congregation to following false docterine. Doing so jeopardizes the salvation of other people … what an awful act in the name of the Lord.

The real point is we may find ourselves in error. So stop. Acknowledge what is going wrong and leave that sin behind to the past. And move forward as an example of a changed person, be born again, be renewed, be assured that Messiah has forgiven and not condemned you.

To the congregations like the one visited and reported here, we say that false doctrine leads to death … beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing … beware of false teachers …

——————– From Scripture and TimeLine —————————-

The Bible on Homosexuality

Leviticus 20:13 ‘If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NewKJV)

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (KJV)

What The Bible Says of False Teachers:

Romans Chapter 16

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (NIV)

Jude 1:4 – For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)

From the Timeline Page at WindowView, the following concerns the ‘church age’ we are now in:

Many of the leading critics possessed, at best, a lukewarm relationship with Messiah, and this was reflected in their hazy views of Scripture. The more open skeptics began to deny outright the supernatural aspects of the Biblical faith—all in the name of scholarship—and before long they has ”demythologized” Jesus into a mere man.

This … infection spread like wildfire through the seminaries in Europe and the US, and by the 1920s it was echoing from the pulpits of American churches. The Western world was caught up in scientific and philosophical rationalism and the church got sucked into the vortex because so many of its leaders had never experienced a deep faith in Jesus.

The sad truth is that thousands of churches around the world today call themselves Christian but Messiah is nowhere to be found in them. Tragically, most of the unbelieving world look at them—and want no part of their sham. And I don’t either!
Although this Laodicean lukewarmness is the predominant characteristic of he church age today, there are signs that the Philadelphian evangelistic fervor is reviving in these closing days of human history. That’s consistent with God’s pattern of always showering down grace before hurling blasts of judgment.
The unbelievers of this era will find themselves enmeshed in the judgments of God during the Great Tribulation which is soon coming upon the earth. But everyone within this church age who is a true believer in Jesus will be taken out of the world before the judgment, and will be rewarded for his faith by spending eternity with Jesus.” (Quotation from Lindsey)

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Billy Graham … A few words for you

Dr. Graham has spoken for 60 years. Did you ever hear him.

You probably think you can get along missing this … but Really?

You sure?

Sadly, the Middle East is coming apart at the seams. Franklin Graham has publicly asked why the Muslim and Arab nations have not done more to repress the religious extremism, the bombing, the unrest, the beheadings, the loss of life.  Yet clearly the days of end time appear to approach quicker than ever before. No better time to listen closely to Billy Graham say once more what has always been his message, for truth, for life, and forever.

For the real meaning of Peach (Passover) and Easter,

Director, WindowView.org

The Antichrist and Global Change

The WindowView pages were reorganized during 2014.  From the Home page you can click on the main links for Change, Science, Harmony, and Convergence … and in each case you arrive at a brief introductory video. From each intro you can get the view on what’s in the window by reading an overview followed by a thesis page.

To kick off the integration of science and scriptural data, the Change area presents a thesis indicating, on the one hand, global changes will continue to generate concerns and consequences.  On the other hand, economic and political forces will bring the world to adoption of a ten region (kingdom) based global governance. In steps a dynamic figure, a ‘strong man,’ who offers the world hope in the face of continued environmental and social stresses … and he will next turn the ten regional governments into a single global governance.

While not explicit the Change Thesis page is really saying you won’t, we won’t, the world won’t know that they are seeing the antichrist take a central role in global power … not simply in spiritual terms, but in material terms that will appeal to humans who continually seek a way out of material and natural woes.

Like any good politician, the strong man’s platform will be built of many planks, one of which will tout solutions to climate and global change.  The Scriptures give a clue as to how this will work and the Thesis page outlines the basic points to illustrate this facet of the future.

Take a look at the Change Thesis page and let us know what you think … a link to our comment form is located on the footer of each page at WindowView!

Director, WindowView.org

Changing Tides in the US – A Reflection of a Changing World

Change Under Obama, et al.

As the last days of 2013 were passing to a close, the Associated Press released an article that characterized the failings of the Obama administration. “Fits and Starts” and grand notions of successful programs dashed as if waves could hope to hold together upon hitting a rocky shore.

The AP report  notes:

“Yet Obama’s agenda of gun control, immigration reform, a grand budget bargain and more sits unfulfilled. Obama’s job approval and personal favorability ratings are near the lowest point of his presidency, with increasing numbers of Americans saying they no longer consider him to be honest or trustworthy. Abroad, too, positive views of Obama have slipped, with confidence in him doing the right thing in world affairs dropping.”

(Alternate source of the AP article)

What is the true perspective on matters occurring under Obama’s care and direction?  Some examples:

— Under Obama health care is being socialized one step at a time … and those who don’t support certain medical procedures or preventatives are pooled into lending dollars to their unsupportable causes.

— Under Obama the nation’s secrets are exposed.

— Under Obama ‘pot’ is now legal in many states and potentially the grass will be sprayed with opiates and other substances weakening the minds of a once great nation.

— Under Obama the country is idle in military prowess … Only to threaten action while watching another nation’s people flee to the north and east to escape a dictator’s gas attacks.

— Under Obama gives a blind eye and effectively legalizes behaviors … previously on the books as unlawful … in the name of a human right … instead of simply recognizing what is ( biblical or mere ) sin and what is in fact a lifestyle choice. There is a difference! Equal protection and loving all mankind (gay and straight) does not also have to mean compromising morality or biblical truths … but under Obama normality is shifting to something new. Rationalization is shifting correctness.

— Under Obama a nation cannot find reasonable means to stop the guns that shoot people in the workplace, children in schools, and disrupt the peace in peacetime.

— Under Obama unemployment remains high and the economy weak.

— Under Obama the apple of the Lord’s eye is low hanging fruit for enemies all around … and nations spin uranium in preparation of agenda left to their own devices.

But Wait Just A Minute!

What should worry us most is NOT Obama … what is worrisome is that citizens are idly watching. Is what appears to be ‘Obama flaws’ simply his doing? As the days of the end of this time pass by, the US as a whole is looking at all this … what is under Obama is actually on top of a multitude of people. And the world watches and takes note.

Beyond US Shores

And if you, elsewhere in the world, are not under Obama, then why do you sit idly watching all the nations toss about to and fro … there is no rest, no peace, and turmoil over all the earth.  Is what you see in the West a mere reflection of troubles that challenge other world leaders?  Easy as it is to point a finger at a President or the US, what about where you are? Are there jobless, the hungry, violence and unrest? Can any one leader control a global economy in disarray? How high is unemployment in your region? What is the state of moral concerns where you live? Is a subtle shift transforming the world … globally?  For the better?

From the Window

There are no surprises from this window view … for all the current woes are already known and ‘it is written’ like the last days of this year as they pass to a close.  Biblically, last days bring humanity in transition from an innocence and peace post World War II to a new world order that is not innocent, no longer placid but on edge, and where technology is taking over people. We are less human, less moral, and struggling with being materially secure. Is that what life is? Material? What does the soul inside of you say?

The world has a yardstick already in place that tells us of political, social, and moral changes yet to come.  Biblical prophecy is often sensationalized to the point of being incomprehensible in terms of the present. But when the present state of human affairs reach forward to what the biblical projections have already put in anticipation of tomorrow—so tomorrow is now here—only the alert minds make the connections.  Are you aware?

Ironically, Mr. Obama is trying to do what is correct and yet his best efforts are on history’s slippery slope where all humanity is sliding right into the known future. Yes, known, for it is written!  We can sympathize with a President’s intention to do well, but also his ratings reveal that his nation’s peoples are aware it is not going well … but then, is it going all the better anywhere for human kind?

Look out your window. Think about it!

What does that quiet inner voice in you say?

What is that voice? What is life, really?

What will 2014 bring us?

Director, WindowView.org

Rosh Hashanah Rapture Mystery?

We speculate, but you can read more and think about the possibility that the time of year when there will be a rapture of saints to join the Lord, Yeshua, comes at this time of the High Holy Days cycle.

Is the Rapture a Jewish High Holy Day Event?

Is the Rapture a Jewish High Holy Day Event?

Read our WindowView article here! L’Shana Tova! …  Happy New Year! Director, windowView.org

unChristian Faith Refresher

The title above is one of this things that reads the opposite of the underlying intention. A book entitled “unChristian” is the inspiration of this post. But read the book and you will be sobered by multiple realities, for those who hold to biblical faith and those who have put faith in Bible as a mere side note to life.

Further below we provide an image of the book cover and a link to the book at Amazon. Take a look and read the reviews if you like.

THE SURVEY SAYS!

The majority of the text to unChristian addresses a rather in-depth assessment of Christianity in language most Westerners would find familiar. But the revelations come by marketing analyses and surveys of young persons and then place that in the context of society today.

Bottom line to all this might be stated, at least in one way, as: “Bible believers and those outside the faith are both in trouble. Both are not on sound footing. Christians need to hold to the real core values of their faith and this means putting love in place of the “anti-this and anti-that” opinions that outsiders have of Christians. What’s worse, but not having a factual example to refer to, outsiders are not getting real information that should garner true attention to what biblical faith is, really is.”

Getting facts straight works in all directions. Misperceptions are often hard to correct, unless good examples come along.

NEED REFRESHING FAITH 

There is a ‘window perspective’ we have to all this.  And this comes from the Bible itself. In the last book there are seven letters delivered to seven churches (and to be clear the English word church really should be translated as ‘group of believing people,’ because at the time the letters were written these groups included both Jew and Gentile … whose faith was based on Messiah). The last letter typifies where we are on Earth today, in that many who profess to be believers are neither hot or cold. Being lukewarm is not acceptable.

And this is where we are today. Many believers are lukewarm. Many non-believing (non-Christian, non-Messianic, secular, atheist, agnostic, etc.) are lukewarm (to more than to just biblical core values).

In the weeks to come WindowView.org will add new pages that address factual information that is illustrated in ‘unChristian.’ Until we do, we wish to leave the believing community (those who declare a faith in Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus) with points for a refresher.

SEVEN ELEMENTS for a DAILY TRANSFORMATION

What might believers focus on to tighten their focus on faith.  The following seven elements are from the book:

– worshipping God intimately and passionately

– engaging in spiritual friendships with other believers

– pursuing faith in the context of family

– embracing intentional forms of spiritual growth

– serving others

– investing time and resources in spiritual pursuits

– having faith-based conversations with outsiders

(p78, unChristian)

unChristian

unChristian

The world has grown ever more complex and confused. The focus on faith has blurred as social issues stray from a morality that was clearly evident in previous generations. To distinguish oneself today may make us feel a bit odd, but that’s because the world at large is on a tangent. It’s not good news what’s going on in the world. What is good news is being a part of what transforms us daily and what becomes a good example to those around us. That example removes negativity about faith and sheds light on the real promise for life.

Director, WiindowView.org

 

The Seventh Letter … from Revelation 3:14-22:   14* “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:  15* “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  16* “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.  17* “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ –and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–  18* “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.  19* “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent   20* “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21* “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22* “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’”

unChristian Faith Refresher is co-posted on our companion blog

 

 

 

Talmud and Evidence Related to Messiah

One of The Top Visited Pages at WindowView

Some time ago we were informed that the Talmud contained some very interesting passages.  If you reflect on what the Bible says, both in the Tanach ( Covenant, Hebrew Bible) and the New Covenant, these passages make perfect sense and are a testimony to Messiah having appeared to the Jewish people. He came for a time, then left. What happened after he left is astounding.

Come visit our page on Talmudic evidence for the Messiah of Israel!

The Talmud Describes  Wonderful Events

The Talmud Describes Wonderful Events

In the coming weeks we are going to challenge visitors to experience more of the window. Typically, visitors hit on a page or two without really appreciating the larger concept of WindowView.  We will tell you more about that challenge here in the coming .

Blessings,

Director, windowView.org