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Many have claimed the title of Jesus Christ. Matthew 24, part 3.

Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

As I mentioned in a recent post, there have been over 30, throughout the years, that have claimed the title of Jesus Christ. They have followed by thousands in some cases, but this is something more.

Revelation 13:11-14 NASB (11) Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. (12) He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. (13) He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. (14) And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

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Wars, We are surrounded by them. Matthew 24 Part 2.

Part 2 Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for allthese thingsmust come to pass, but the end is not yet. Syria is still an active war zone, but all those be-headings have become commonplace and boring, beside that, there are powerful people who want all this destruction, or it would not be happening. Syrian President Bashar recently threatened Israel with a missile attack, to which Israel replied, that they would wipe Damascus off the map. The oddity here is that prophecy tells us that Damascus will be utterly destroyed and uninhabitable; that can only happen if a nuclear weapon is used. The other news we are painfully aware of is the Ukraine. (The land of Gog) Isaiah 17:1 LITV The burden of Damascus: Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruined heap. Matthew 24:7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in div…

These questions come up far to often. Matthew 24 dissected. Part 1

Matthew 24 is not the end of all argument, but it is the one place where, when asked, Jesus responded directly to the questions that His disciples asked, and they asked about the destruction of the temple, and when He would physically return to the earth and set up His kingdom. This was not a bizarre or freakish concept in their minds, every learned Jew understood that the Messiah would eventually set up His eternal kingdom and make thing right. Neither did Jesus argue with them that their theology was wrong, He merely answered their question.
Why is any of this important to us? Because everything He spoke of is happening already. We are in the last of days. As I sat in our men's ministry meeting this A.M., our men's pastor, speaking highly about "The Story" that we are going to be doing, said, the body of Christ is seriously lacking in their knowledge of God's word. You can see it in the questions that we ask. We are good at doing stuff, like parki…

“The Story” chapter 1. From creation to Noah. Prep for bible study.

Because “The Story”, encompasses many subjects quickly, it is difficult to focus a bible study with so many aspects involved in the course of 11 chapters. So, I will attempt to focus on one aspect, the love of God.
Some would consider this a little long, but I think it is a fast read if you stick with the comments. The thing that got me all excited was looking at the meanings of names as we migrate between chapter 5 and 11.
I cannot swear I did the greatest job at bringing out God's love, because sometimes love is tough.
Genesis 1 God creates heaven and earth 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Why is it important to know how things began?
Perhaps because it shows original intent, or once everything goes bad, it demonstrates that the creator has a plan.
creates man in his own image, blesses him 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over … all creatures that move along the ground.”
Several things domina…