A movie and television special presents an Islamic Jesus to the Moslem

A movie and television special presents an Islamic Jesus to the Moslem world

January 30, 2015

A film producer, who shares the ideas of Iran’s hard-line president, has produced what he says is the first film giving an Islamic view of Jesus Christ in a bid to show the common ground, he says, between Moslems and Christians.

The film, Jesus the spirit of Allah, and it’s television version which will further explore the links between Jesus and the Immam Mahdi, the Moslem Messiah, who will usher in, with Jesus, a new era of peace and harmony.

The film and TV version of the Islamic Jesus says that Jesus was not crucified but was taken by Allah directly into heaven to await His return with the Islamic Messiah.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

An Islamic Jesus, who did not die on a cross and resurrect from the dead, is not the Jesus of the Bible, and a film depicting such a Jesus to the Moslem world has great prophetic significance for the end times.

In an effort to make a bridge between Christianity and Islam, despite the stark divergence from Christian doctrine about the final hours of Jesus Christ before His death, the Iranian film producer believes he can open the door for dialog between Christians and Moslems.

The film, by saying that Allah saved Jesus from death on a cross with Judas taking His place, is a stark contradiction to the Bible records in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is the foundation of the Christian faith.

The Apostle Paul wrote the Corinthians two thousand years ago that if Jesus Christ did not die and resurrect from the dead, He was not the Son of God and we Christians are still in sin, I Corinthians 15:1-20.

In that same letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul wrote of the Rapture of the Church, I Corinthians 15:51-53, when Jesus will take us from Earth to Heaven to be with Him forevermore. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a must if the Rapture is to take place.

Anyone, Islamists or whomever, who says that Jesus Christ did not die and raise from the dead is of an Anti-Christ philosophy, I John 2. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

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A movie and television special presents an Islamic Jesus to the Moslem

A movie and television special presents an Islamic Jesus to the Moslem world

January 30, 2015

A film producer, who shares the ideas of Iran’s hard-line president, has produced what he says is the first film giving an Islamic view of Jesus Christ in a bid to show the common ground, he says, between Moslems and Christians.

The film, Jesus the spirit of Allah, and it’s television version which will further explore the links between Jesus and the Immam Mahdi, the Moslem Messiah, who will usher in, with Jesus, a new era of peace and harmony.

The film and TV version of the Islamic Jesus says that Jesus was not crucified but was taken by Allah directly into heaven to await His return with the Islamic Messiah.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

An Islamic Jesus, who did not die on a cross and resurrect from the dead, is not the Jesus of the Bible, and a film depicting such a Jesus to the Moslem world has great prophetic significance for the end times.

In an effort to make a bridge between Christianity and Islam, despite the stark divergence from Christian doctrine about the final hours of Jesus Christ before His death, the Iranian film producer believes he can open the door for dialog between Christians and Moslems.

The film, by saying that Allah saved Jesus from death on a cross with Judas taking His place, is a stark contradiction to the Bible records in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is the foundation of the Christian faith.

The Apostle Paul wrote the Corinthians two thousand years ago that if Jesus Christ did not die and resurrect from the dead, He was not the Son of God and we Christians are still in sin, I Corinthians 15:1-20.

In that same letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul wrote of the Rapture of the Church, I Corinthians 15:51-53, when Jesus will take us from Earth to Heaven to be with Him forevermore. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a must if the Rapture is to take place.

Anyone, Islamists or whomever, who says that Jesus Christ did not die and raise from the dead is of an Anti-Christ philosophy, I John 2. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

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January 31, 2015 Bible Reading

January 31

Reading for Today:

Exodus 11:1–12:51

Psalm 18:1-12

Proverbs 6:1-5

Matthew 20:17-34

Notes:

Exodus 11:5- the firstborn. The firstborn held a particularly important position in the family and society, not only inheriting a double portion of the father’s estate, but also representing special qualities of life and strength (see Gen. 49:3). In Egypt, the firstborn would ascend to the throne and continue the dynasty. Whatever significance might have been attached religiously, politically, dynastically, and socially, it was all stripped away by the extent and intensity of the plague—namely, the execution of all the firstborn of all classes of the population including their animals.

Proverbs 6:2–4- snared…come into the hand. See 22:26, 27. Anyone who becomes responsible for another person’s debt is trapped and controlled because he has yielded control of what God has given him as a stewardship. The situation is so serious that it is imperative to take control of one’s own God-given resources and get out of such an intolerable arrangement immediately (“deliver yourself,” vv. 3, 4) before coming to poverty or slavery. See Genesis 43:9; 44:32, 33.

Matthew 20:28- to give His life a ransom for many. The word translated “for” means “in the place of,” underscoring the substitutionary nature of Christ’s sacrifice. A “ransom” is a price paid to redeem a slave or a prisoner. Redemption does not involve a price paid to Satan. Rather, the ransom is offered to God—to satisfy His justice and wrath against sin. The price paid was Christ’s own life—as a blood atonement (see Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:22). This, then, is the meaning of the cross: Christ subjected Himself to the divine punishment against sin on our behalf (see Is. 53:4, 5). Suffering the brunt of divine wrath in the place of sinners was the “cup” He spoke of having to drink, and the baptism He was preparing to undergo (v. 22).

DAY 31:[B] Describe the chronology of the Exodus.[/B]

Date—-Event—-Reference

Fifteenth day, first month, first year–Exodus–Exodus 12

Fifteenth day, second month, first year–Arrival in Wilderness of Sin–Exodus 16:1

Third month, first year–Arrival in Wilderness of Sinai–Exodus 19:1

First day, first month, second year–Erection of Tabernacle–Exodus 40:1, 17

Dedication of Altar–Numbers 7:1–Consecration of Levites–Numbers 8:1–26

Fourteenth day, first month, second year–Passover–Numbers 9:5

First day, second month, second year–Census–Numbers 1:1, 18

Fourteenth day, second month, second year–Supplemental Passover–Numbers 9:11

Twentieth day, second month, second year–Departure from Sinai–Numbers 10:11

First month, fortieth year–In Wilderness of Zin–Numbers 20:1, 22–29; 33:38

First day, fifth month, fortieth year–Death of Aaron–Numbers 20:22–29; 33:38

First day, eleventh month, fortieth year–Moses’ Address–Deuteronomy 1:3

From The MacArthur Daily Bible Copyright © 2003. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc, Nashville, TN 37214, www.thomasnelson.com.

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January 31, 2015 Bible Reading

January 31

Reading for Today:

Exodus 11:1–12:51

Psalm 18:1-12

Proverbs 6:1-5

Matthew 20:17-34

Notes:

Exodus 11:5- the firstborn. The firstborn held a particularly important position in the family and society, not only inheriting a double portion of the father’s estate, but also representing special qualities of life and strength (see Gen. 49:3). In Egypt, the firstborn would ascend to the throne and continue the dynasty. Whatever significance might have been attached religiously, politically, dynastically, and socially, it was all stripped away by the extent and intensity of the plague—namely, the execution of all the firstborn of all classes of the population including their animals.

Proverbs 6:2–4- snared…come into the hand. See 22:26, 27. Anyone who becomes responsible for another person’s debt is trapped and controlled because he has yielded control of what God has given him as a stewardship. The situation is so serious that it is imperative to take control of one’s own God-given resources and get out of such an intolerable arrangement immediately (“deliver yourself,” vv. 3, 4) before coming to poverty or slavery. See Genesis 43:9; 44:32, 33.

Matthew 20:28- to give His life a ransom for many. The word translated “for” means “in the place of,” underscoring the substitutionary nature of Christ’s sacrifice. A “ransom” is a price paid to redeem a slave or a prisoner. Redemption does not involve a price paid to Satan. Rather, the ransom is offered to God—to satisfy His justice and wrath against sin. The price paid was Christ’s own life—as a blood atonement (see Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:22). This, then, is the meaning of the cross: Christ subjected Himself to the divine punishment against sin on our behalf (see Is. 53:4, 5). Suffering the brunt of divine wrath in the place of sinners was the “cup” He spoke of having to drink, and the baptism He was preparing to undergo (v. 22).

DAY 31:[B] Describe the chronology of the Exodus.[/B]

Date—-Event—-Reference

Fifteenth day, first month, first year–Exodus–Exodus 12

Fifteenth day, second month, first year–Arrival in Wilderness of Sin–Exodus 16:1

Third month, first year–Arrival in Wilderness of Sinai–Exodus 19:1

First day, first month, second year–Erection of Tabernacle–Exodus 40:1, 17

Dedication of Altar–Numbers 7:1–Consecration of Levites–Numbers 8:1–26

Fourteenth day, first month, second year–Passover–Numbers 9:5

First day, second month, second year–Census–Numbers 1:1, 18

Fourteenth day, second month, second year–Supplemental Passover–Numbers 9:11

Twentieth day, second month, second year–Departure from Sinai–Numbers 10:11

First month, fortieth year–In Wilderness of Zin–Numbers 20:1, 22–29; 33:38

First day, fifth month, fortieth year–Death of Aaron–Numbers 20:22–29; 33:38

First day, eleventh month, fortieth year–Moses’ Address–Deuteronomy 1:3

From The MacArthur Daily Bible Copyright © 2003. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc, Nashville, TN 37214, www.thomasnelson.com.

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Complementing Christ

Complementing Christ

[COLOR=Red]God exalted Christ “and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:22-23).

Here Paul uses a graphic analogy to illustrate the relationship of Christ to the church: He is the head; believers are His body. Paul elaborates that we’re to hold “fast to the head [Christ], from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God” (Col. 2:19; cf. Eph. 4:15-16).

Just as the head controls the human body, so Christ governs His Body, the church (cf. 1 Cor. 12:12-31). By His Spirit and His Word He supplies all the resources the church needs to function to His glory. In that way He guarantees that His purposes will be fulfilled.

The church is in fact “the fulness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:23). The implication is that the incomprehensible, all-sufficient, all-powerful, and utterly supreme Christ is in a sense incomplete–not in His nature, but in the degree to which His glory is seen in the world.

A synonym for “fulness” is “complement.” The church was designed to complement Christ. He is the One who fills all in all”–the fullness of deity in bodily form (Col. 2:9) and the giver of truth and grace (John 1:16). Yet He chooses to reveal His glory in and through the church. Therefore, until the church is fully glorified, Christ will not be fully complemented.

Does your life complement Christ? Do you “adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect” (Titus 2:10)? Do you “let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16)? You have every spiritual resource to do so, so don’t let anything hold you back (Heb. 12:1-2)!

Suggestions for Prayer:

Read Psalm 139:23-24 and pray with David that God will search your heart and reveal any sin that might hinder you from complementing Christ today.

For Further Study:

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-30

What spiritual gifts are mentioned in this passage?

How does Paul deal with the misconception that some gifts are more important than others (see vv. 14-30)?

As a member of Christ’s Body, you are gifted by the Spirit to minister to others. Are you doing so?

From Drawing Near by John MacArthur Copyright © 1993. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.com.[/COLOR]

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Complementing Christ

Complementing Christ

[COLOR=Red]God exalted Christ “and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:22-23).

Here Paul uses a graphic analogy to illustrate the relationship of Christ to the church: He is the head; believers are His body. Paul elaborates that we’re to hold “fast to the head [Christ], from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God” (Col. 2:19; cf. Eph. 4:15-16).

Just as the head controls the human body, so Christ governs His Body, the church (cf. 1 Cor. 12:12-31). By His Spirit and His Word He supplies all the resources the church needs to function to His glory. In that way He guarantees that His purposes will be fulfilled.

The church is in fact “the fulness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:23). The implication is that the incomprehensible, all-sufficient, all-powerful, and utterly supreme Christ is in a sense incomplete–not in His nature, but in the degree to which His glory is seen in the world.

A synonym for “fulness” is “complement.” The church was designed to complement Christ. He is the One who fills all in all”–the fullness of deity in bodily form (Col. 2:9) and the giver of truth and grace (John 1:16). Yet He chooses to reveal His glory in and through the church. Therefore, until the church is fully glorified, Christ will not be fully complemented.

Does your life complement Christ? Do you “adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect” (Titus 2:10)? Do you “let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16)? You have every spiritual resource to do so, so don’t let anything hold you back (Heb. 12:1-2)!

Suggestions for Prayer:

Read Psalm 139:23-24 and pray with David that God will search your heart and reveal any sin that might hinder you from complementing Christ today.

For Further Study:

Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-30

What spiritual gifts are mentioned in this passage?

How does Paul deal with the misconception that some gifts are more important than others (see vv. 14-30)?

As a member of Christ’s Body, you are gifted by the Spirit to minister to others. Are you doing so?

From Drawing Near by John MacArthur Copyright © 1993. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.com.[/COLOR]

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Scientists now say our Milky Way is much larger than first thought and

Scientists now say our Milky Way is much larger than first thought and is on a collision course

January 29, 2015

According to a research report given at a major astronomy meeting, scientists now say our galaxy is much larger than once thought and the results suggest that the Milky Way is as large as the largest galaxy in our local group. Astronomers were able to calculate the total amount of dark matter in the Milky Way which makes up the majority of the galaxy’s mass which is about 50 percent more mass than earlier predicted.

The greater mass means that future collisions with nearby galaxies could could happen sooner than thought according to researchers but these researchers say a possible collision is still billions of years in the future.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

The latest scientific research reveals information that once again is evidence of how science may one day catch up to the truth that is found in God’s word, the Bible.

The latest scientific information about the earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way, is that it is possible 50 percent larger that previously thought. The astronomers that made the report recently stated that this could increase the chances of a collision in space, a collision that the scientific world believes is at least a billion years from now – don’t be too worried about the collision. Once again, it is clear that astronomy is an evolving science – they do not have all the facts straight quite yet.

God’s word is much closer to the truth of the origins of the universe that science has ever been even though we take the Biblical account of Creation by faith. God’s word uses 5 words to speak about the creation of the stars which is found in Genesis 1:16 where it says, “He made the stars also.” God’s word said it, and that settles it for me.

Prophetically, this is key because II Peter 3 says that in the last days men will deny the Lord’s Second Coming as they also deny that God created the heavens, the Earth, and all that in them is – and He controls all of His Creation. God’s word is absolute scientifically and prophetically. Jesus Christ is coming – Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

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Scientists now say our Milky Way is much larger than first thought and

Scientists now say our Milky Way is much larger than first thought and is on a collision course

January 29, 2015

According to a research report given at a major astronomy meeting, scientists now say our galaxy is much larger than once thought and the results suggest that the Milky Way is as large as the largest galaxy in our local group. Astronomers were able to calculate the total amount of dark matter in the Milky Way which makes up the majority of the galaxy’s mass which is about 50 percent more mass than earlier predicted.

The greater mass means that future collisions with nearby galaxies could could happen sooner than thought according to researchers but these researchers say a possible collision is still billions of years in the future.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

The latest scientific research reveals information that once again is evidence of how science may one day catch up to the truth that is found in God’s word, the Bible.

The latest scientific information about the earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way, is that it is possible 50 percent larger that previously thought. The astronomers that made the report recently stated that this could increase the chances of a collision in space, a collision that the scientific world believes is at least a billion years from now – don’t be too worried about the collision. Once again, it is clear that astronomy is an evolving science – they do not have all the facts straight quite yet.

God’s word is much closer to the truth of the origins of the universe that science has ever been even though we take the Biblical account of Creation by faith. God’s word uses 5 words to speak about the creation of the stars which is found in Genesis 1:16 where it says, “He made the stars also.” God’s word said it, and that settles it for me.

Prophetically, this is key because II Peter 3 says that in the last days men will deny the Lord’s Second Coming as they also deny that God created the heavens, the Earth, and all that in them is – and He controls all of His Creation. God’s word is absolute scientifically and prophetically. Jesus Christ is coming – Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.

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January 30, 2015 Bible Reading

January 30

Reading for Today:

Exodus 9:1–10:29

Psalm 17:8-15

Proverbs 5:21-23

Matthew 20:1-16

Notes:

Exodus 9:14- My plagues. God’s use of the possessive pronoun specified what should have become abundantly clear to Pharaoh by then, namely, that these were God’s own workings. to your very heart. “To send to the very heart” was apparently a colloquial expression denoting someone’s being made to feel the full force of an act, to feel it strike home!

Exodus 10:13- an east wind. God used natural means, most probably the spring hot wind, or “sirocco,” to bring the locusts into the country from the Arabian peninsula.

Proverbs 5:21, 22- ponders…caught. The Lord sees all that man does and in mercy withholds immediate judgment, allowing the sinner time to repent or to be caught in his own sin (see Num. 32:23; Pss. 7:15, 16; 57:6; Prov. 1:17; Gal. 6:7, 8). Note the example of Haman (Esth. 5:9–14; 7:1–10).

Matthew 20:16- the last will be first, and the first last. In other words, everyone finishes in a dead heat. No matter how long each of the workers worked, they each received a full day’s wage. Similarly, the thief on the cross will enjoy the full blessings of heaven alongside those who have labored their whole lives for Christ. Such is the grace of God.

DAY 30: Why don’t the Egyptian historical records acknowledge the events of the Exodus?

The absence of any Egyptian record of the devastation of Egypt by the 10 plagues and the major defeat of Pharaoh’s elite army at the Red Sea should not give rise to speculation on whether the account is historically authentic. Egyptian historiography did not permit records of their pharaohs’ embarrassments and ignominious defeats to be published. Interestingly, one of the subtle proofs of the truth of Scripture is the way in which it records both the triumphs and the tragedies of God’s people. The Bible offers as many examples of failure as it does of faith.

Despite the absence of any extra-biblical, ancient Near Eastern records of the Hebrew bondage, the plagues, the Exodus, and the Conquest, archeological evidence corroborates Israel’s dramatic exit from Egypt as occurring during the Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1445 B.C.), a setting of great political strength and economic strength in Egyptian history. Egypt was a world military, economic, and political superpower.

From The MacArthur Daily Bible Copyright © 2003. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc, Nashville, TN 37214, www.thomasnelson.com.

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January 30, 2015 Bible Reading

January 30

Reading for Today:

Exodus 9:1–10:29

Psalm 17:8-15

Proverbs 5:21-23

Matthew 20:1-16

Notes:

Exodus 9:14- My plagues. God’s use of the possessive pronoun specified what should have become abundantly clear to Pharaoh by then, namely, that these were God’s own workings. to your very heart. “To send to the very heart” was apparently a colloquial expression denoting someone’s being made to feel the full force of an act, to feel it strike home!

Exodus 10:13- an east wind. God used natural means, most probably the spring hot wind, or “sirocco,” to bring the locusts into the country from the Arabian peninsula.

Proverbs 5:21, 22- ponders…caught. The Lord sees all that man does and in mercy withholds immediate judgment, allowing the sinner time to repent or to be caught in his own sin (see Num. 32:23; Pss. 7:15, 16; 57:6; Prov. 1:17; Gal. 6:7, 8). Note the example of Haman (Esth. 5:9–14; 7:1–10).

Matthew 20:16- the last will be first, and the first last. In other words, everyone finishes in a dead heat. No matter how long each of the workers worked, they each received a full day’s wage. Similarly, the thief on the cross will enjoy the full blessings of heaven alongside those who have labored their whole lives for Christ. Such is the grace of God.

DAY 30: Why don’t the Egyptian historical records acknowledge the events of the Exodus?

The absence of any Egyptian record of the devastation of Egypt by the 10 plagues and the major defeat of Pharaoh’s elite army at the Red Sea should not give rise to speculation on whether the account is historically authentic. Egyptian historiography did not permit records of their pharaohs’ embarrassments and ignominious defeats to be published. Interestingly, one of the subtle proofs of the truth of Scripture is the way in which it records both the triumphs and the tragedies of God’s people. The Bible offers as many examples of failure as it does of faith.

Despite the absence of any extra-biblical, ancient Near Eastern records of the Hebrew bondage, the plagues, the Exodus, and the Conquest, archeological evidence corroborates Israel’s dramatic exit from Egypt as occurring during the Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1445 B.C.), a setting of great political strength and economic strength in Egyptian history. Egypt was a world military, economic, and political superpower.

From The MacArthur Daily Bible Copyright © 2003. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc, Nashville, TN 37214, www.thomasnelson.com.

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