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If you are at all familiar with the Bible, Jonathan Cahn says, you’re familiar with the story of Jesus cursing the fig tree in Matthew 21. Jesus cursed the fig tree because He was hungry and found no fruit on it, only leaves.
Cahn said in a recent sermon there is a parallel between the fig tree and Israel, which for nearly two millennia, failed to produce the spiritual fruit that God so dearly desired. But then came the reestablishment of Israel as a nation in 1948, and Cahn says that the tree has returned.
And, he says, it—meaning Israel—is beginning to grow as God intended.
I read with interest James Lasher’s excellent review of the “Cessationist” movie. I also noted that earlier this month, Pastor John MacArthur hosted a Cessationist Conference at his Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.
I was reminded of an interesting encounter I had years ago that highlighted how flimsy is their argument for the cessation of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit.
I Challenge a Seminary Professor With Historical Facts
I had just published the first edition of my book 2,000 Years of Charismatic Christianity (now published by Charisma House) and was attending the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS is an academic society whose members are, for the most part, cessationists.
In an exclusive interview with Charisma News, Amanda Grace shared the prophetic words that are taking hold in our world today. Grace believes one of those words is the protection God will deliver to His people from those who are working in the shadows against them instead of for them.
“This is what the Lord says: ‘And says the Spirit of the Lord this day, this is the hour of Daniels being rescued from the den of lions. And the officials and government who attempted to put them there; this is the hour says the Lord. For I, the Lord thy God will protect those who are doing My will,'” Grace prophesied.
Grace continued with a stark warning for those who had oppressed and abused their powers of positions against others.
In a recent interview with Bishop Alan DiDio, Pastor Jimmy Evans delves into the profound concept of the Tribulation and the significance of comprehending the timing of the rapture in Christian eschatology.
With an emphasis on bringing clarity to these end times questions facing many believers today, Evans provides a compelling perspective that instills a sense of hope within the Christian community.
The Tribulation: A Time of Unimaginable Chaos
Evans paints a vivid picture of the Tribulation, describing it as a period of unparalleled suffering and upheaval. Drawing from biblical passages, he stresses that the Tribulation will be nothing short of “hell on Earth.” He cites Scriptural references from the book of Revelation to depict the gruesome judgments and calamities that will befall humanity during this period.
One of the stars of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things” is boldly rebuking those celebrating Hamas.
Noah Schnapp, 19, slammed those on his social media accounts posting celebratory comments about Hamas’ deadly attack against Israel. The teenage actor’s bold remarks came days after the terrorist group controlling the Gaza Strip launched its assault against the Holy Land.
“As a Jewish American, I am afraid,” Schnapp began his heart-rending post. “Afraid for my brothers and sisters in Israel, who have been senselessly attacked by Hamas. I am truly heartbroken to see the brutal murders of innocent children, women and soldiers fighting to defend themselves. I, like others, want peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. Let’s stop the rhetoric and choosing sides. Instead we must recognize that we are all on the side of the fight against terrorism. Choose humanity over violence.”