Posts Tagged ‘covenants’

 

Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (36) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 21 June 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

The Kingdom and Israel
That visible Kingdom will be inseparably bound to Israel, because the Angel Gabriel promised to Jesus’ mother Mary in Luke 1:30-33: “…The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His Kingdom will never end’…” [Photo top right: The Christmas story – An angel visits Mary | Credit: Contributed by LUMO Project – Free Bible Images].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (35) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 19 June 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

In you and among you
Jesus answered a question about when the Kingdom of God would come by saying, “…The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say ‘Here it is’ or ‘There it is,’ because the Kingdom of God is within you…” (Luke 17:20-21). He meant that its date cannot be calculated using some formula or schedule of end times events, or by a prophetic roadmap formed by gluing Bible verses together as an eschatological timetable. [Image top right: Jesus is welcomed as King then betrayed, put on trial and sentenced to death. Matthew 21, 26-27; Mark 11, 14-15; Luke 19, 22-23; John 13-19 | Credit: Bible Pathway Adventures – Free Bible Images]. 

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (34) – Chapter 5 – Church and Kingdom

editor 14 June 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Ethiopia: Signs and Wonders
In the book of Acts, the promised signs of the Kingdom immediately became visible. In the book of Acts one will find many examples of this. The crippled beggar at the entrance to the Temple was healed in the Name of Jesus by the Apostles, as well as many others. Demons were cast out, dead were raised, and Paul who was bitten by a snake simply shook off the creature into the fire, without being harmed. [Image top right: Peter and John meet a lame man begging outside the Temple who ends up walking and jumping and praising God. Acts 3:1-26. | Contributed by Sweet Publishing Free Bible Images].  (more…)

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Israel: Covenants & Kingdom (26) – Chapter 4 – God’s Love and Covenants with Israel

editor 17 May 2018

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book “Israel: Covenants & Kingdom”

Everlasting Covenants
The Covenants are to be taken literally as contracts between two parties. These Covenants are eternal, everlasting agreements with Israel that will therefore exist ‘forever’. God cannot change His mind halfway about them. All these Covenants are covered by a solemn oath, which the Lord Almighty swore by His own Name at the making of these Covenants with Israel. [Photo top right: God’s everlasting Covenants with Israel | Credit Menucha Shuchatowitz – Flickr].  (more…)

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God Is No Liar

editor 4 December 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. To conclude upon the crucifixion of Jesus that God changed His mind about His everlasting covenants with Israel, and made the Church into the new people of God, the ‘new or spiritual Israel’ – one will not find this expression anywhere in the Bible – simply is not true. And it is not just a theological misconception, but it is a sin before God. It makes God into a liar. And God is no liar. (more…)

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400 Silent Years? Anything but Silent!!! (Part 7)

editor 11 June 2014

By Lance Lambert.. The Canon of the Old Testament and other Jewish Literature. During these 400 years before Christ we discover three main streams of literary activity. Firstly, The Canon of the OT.We use the term ‘canon’ (meaning ‘measure’) to distinguish from other writings that which is divinely inspired and absolutely authoritative. (more…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 4-10 and 5-10

editor 13 February 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. In the previous episode (part 3-10) Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer talked about the ultimate replacement theology, Islam. Six hundred years after Christ came Mohammed. And he brought the final revelation of Allah. And now the Muslims say: WE are the chosen people of God and we replace you both! Maybe you and I personally, maybe you believed God, maybe you trusted Him what He said black on white that whoever (John 3:16) that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever puts his faith in Him would not perish but have life everlasting. (more…)

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Biblical Reflections on Israel 3-10

editor 6 February 2014

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. How did you vote in the United Nations? Where you going with the enemies of Israel? Or did you stand with my people? With the apple of my eye?”  In this part of “Biblical Reflections on Israel” Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer discusses the vote in the United Nations in November (2012) about an observer position of the Palestinian State, on soil that the Everlasting one promised to His people, Israel. One hundred thirty-four nations said we go with Palestine. Forty-one abstained, the whole block of Europe, except for the Czech Republic. And nine voted against. (more…)

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Replacement Theology: Time To Repent (Part 1)

Rev. Willem Glashouwer 15 January 2013

What is Replacement Theology?

The theory of Replacement Theology goes like this:
Theologians in the Church said: Yes, once upon a time the Jews were the chosen people by God. But when they said NO to Jesus, God said NO to the Jews. His anger and His judgment came upon them. He removed them out of their Promised Land Israel and spread them around the globe. Over the centuries they suffered a lot – especially in the lands of Christianity – and you may pity these poor people, but let’s face it: didn’t they ask for it? (more…)

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The Mystery of God’s unbroken Relationship with Israel

editor 7 November 2012

God’s dealing with Israel is a subject of intense theological debate in Christianity today. People tend to differ in their understanding of the way God has maintained His relationship with Israel especially in the New Testament. Most Christians do not have a problem understanding God’s dealings with Israel in the Old Testament. This is because the Old Testament, which is principally the history of Israel as a nation is a clear narrative. However, in the ministry of Jesus in the New Testament, the central theme of the New Testament seems to shift from Israel as a nation to the church as movement of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. (more…)

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