"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Luke 21: 18

Answers in Prophecy

Monthly meetings held at Crawley New Life Church. First Saturday of the month starting at 7.00 pm. Looking at world events in the light of Scripture. For more details go to the following link  Answers in Prophecy

Obama, Israel and the future of the USA

In: 8 Reasons Those Who Love Israel Should Be Concerned, Ron Cantor sets out President Obama’s real attitude to Israel and the potentially devastating consequences for the USA if he is re-elected.

Newsletter

The Autumn edition of the Newsletter is now posted in the Newsletter section of the website

Fight Bonded Labour

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organisation that secures justice for victims of violent oppression. With 14 field offices worldwide, IJM tackles a range of issues including bonded labour, sex trafficking of minors, sexual violence, forced prostitution, forced labour, illegal property seizure, illegal detention and police brutality. In India International Justice Mission (IJM) has offices located in Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. IJM Kolkata and IJM Mumbai work to eradicate sex trafficking of minors, while IJM Chennai and IJM Bangalore address the issue of bonded labour. IJM Delhi focuses on national advocacy for bonded labour.

IJM are asking for endorsements for their campaign to strengthen enforcement and encourage immediate action on bonded labour crime. If you would like to know more about the campaign and feel able to endorse their work please follow this link: http://www.fightbondedlabourcrime.com.

The Fall of Damascus

The following excellent article was written by David Dolan a journalist living and working in Jerusalem.

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With the Middle East spinning around at present faster than a Hanukkah dreidel, some have been writing to seek my opinion on the possible prophetic implications of the escalating warfare in Syria and the dramatic Muslim Brotherhood advance in Egypt. Although I am a journalist by profession, having reported the news from Israel and the region since the early 1980s, I also have a longtime personal interest in eschatological biblical prophecy. This is evidenced by my authorship of two prophetic novels, THE END OF DAYS and MILLENNIUM: THE LORD REIGNS. I also touched upon some prophetic themes in my 2001 book, ISRAEL IN CRISIS: WHAT LIES AHEAD? Plus there is the fact that the essence of all biblical prophecy is nothing less than news that has not yet transpired. It is history (His story) revealed before it has actually unraveled on the world stage. In other words, it is hardly divorced from the news. Continue reading

Newsletter

The Spring 2012 newsletter is now posted on the web site. Go to Newsletter to read the latest edition. This edition includes articles which have not appeared as previous posts.

The Titanic

April 15th was the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. In commemoration of the event Baptist News carried the story of Pastor John Harper.

John Harper and his six year old daughter were travelling to the USA on the Titanic. He had been invited by Moody Church in Chicago to become the next Pastor. When the Titanic hit the iceberg, Harper led his daughter to a lifeboat. As a widower he may have been allowed to join her but instead turned back. He chose to offer the masses a last chance to know Christ. As the ship was sinking Harper was heard shouting “women, children and the unsaved to the life boats”. When one man refused to accept Christ Harper gave him his life jacket saying. “you need it more than I do.”

At a reunion after the tragedy a survivor told how in the icy waters Harper twice challenged him to “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” First time the man refused but given a second chance he gave his life to Christ. He concluded by saying that he was the last man to be saved by John Harper.

The article concludes: “After the tragedy the White Star Line place a board outside its offices reading KNOWN TO BE SAVED and KNOWN TO BE LOST. The owners of the Titanic had simply reaffirmed what John Harper already knew. There are people who know Christ and will spend eternity with God in heaven and many others who will not.”

To read the full story go to: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=37601

 

Why did Jesus suffer?

The amazing fact about our redemption is that there was nothing accidental about it.  Throughout the Old Testament there are countless references to the fact that Jesus would suffer for our sins.  He is the lamb, prefigured in the Passover, slain from the foundation of the world.   Psalm 22, for example – the Psalm quoted by our Saviour on the cross – gives details of death by crucifixion 400 years before crucifixion was first used as a method of executing criminals, and 1000 years before Jesus died. Continue reading

Signs of the end of the age 7 – Islam

The final sign in this series is both controversial and not as yet so widely accepted.

At the end of this present age an empire will gain ascendancy. In Revelation it is described as a beast which the whole earth follows after (Rev 13: 3). The beast is both an empire and a man who heads the empire and leads the final revolt against Christ (Rev 19:19). It has been generally accepted that this man is also the one who is described elsewhere as ‘the man of lawlessness’ (2 Thess 2: 3). Continue reading

Global March to Jerusalem

The global march to free Jerusalem is scheduled for this Friday 30th March. The organisers hope that 1 million people will join the march to Israel’s borders, getting as close to Jerusalem as possible. Demonstrations are also planned outside Israeli embassies around the world. Use this link to sample the bigoted, factually inaccurate, drivel which is used to promote the march: http://gm2j.com/main/concept-and-objectives/.

In a nasty turn of events DEBKA file reports that Iran is forcing a number of Iranian Jewish young men to take part in the march. See DEBKA Newsletter, March 23, 2012. The intention is to place these Jewish young men in the front of the march to deter a firm Israeli response.

Pray for wisdom to be given to the leadership of Israel on how to deal with the march and for protection on any Jews forced to take part.

Prophecy Conference

10.30 to 4.30 on Saturday 24th March 2012

Speakers: Gerald Gotzen and Philip Wren
A day for those who love the Lord, His word and His covenant people: a time to learn, pray and share fellowship. Continue reading

Salafi Islam

The Spring 2011 edition of Trumpet Sounds carried an article on the Muslim Brotherhood. It looked at its history and explained why despite being persecuted by the state it had steadily gained in popularity. The article predicted that the Muslim Brotherhood was poised to fill the political vacuum left by the overthrow of Mubarak.

What was not foreseen at the time was the rise of an even more extreme brand of conservative Islam. The Salafi Al-noor party has gained about 25% of the popular vote in Egypt. They gained support by claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood who has been prepared to achieve its goals through political means was not being true to Islam. Continue reading

Vladamir Putin Fidei Def!

Most British coins carry the letters F D after the name of the monarch. This is short for the Latin Fidei Def which translated is Defender of the Faith. The title was first granted by Pope Leo X in 1521 to the English King, Henry VIII. Following the break with Rome and the excommunication of Henry by Pope Pius III the title was revoked. Then in 1544 Parliament conferred the title on the English monarch as defender of the Anglican faith. Continue reading

How to make money in Hollywood

Information from the Hollywood Reporter

Release patriotic movies that promote conservative values and do not denigrate Christianity. That is the message being promoted by Movieguide at its Faith and Values awards ceremony on the 10th February. The Movieguide report rates movies using more than two dozen criteria, such as whether a title promotes capitalism or socialism or if it promotes or denigrates biblical principles. Violence, sex, political correctness, revisionist history, environmentalism, feminism, homosexuality and more hot-button political issues all are taken into consideration. Continue reading

eBooks

We are starting to post free ebooks on the website. To download a copy of Signs or Watch go to the ebook section of the website.

The Global Economy

“The world economy has entered a dangerous period. Some of the financial turmoil in Europe has spread to developing and other high-income countries, which until earlier had been unaffected. This contagion has pushed up borrowing costs in many parts of the world, and pushed down stock markets, while capital flows to developing countries have fallen sharply.” This quotation did not come from one of the numerous financial collapse blogs which populate the internet. It was the opening statement of the ‘Global Economic Prospects: Uncertainties and Vulnerabilities’, report published in January by the World Bank. Continue reading

Iran

Following a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency released in November, it is now widely accepted that before the end of 2012 Iran will be in possession of nuclear weapons. In each of the years 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011 we were warned that the point of no return had been reached with regard to a nuclear armed Iran. Continue reading

Signs of the end of the age 6 – Apostasy

“Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first”, 2 Thessalonians 2: 3.

The Thessalonian Church had been disturbed by a message or letter falsely claiming to have come from Paul. It made out that the gathering of the believers to be with Christ had already taken place. The Thessalonian’s faith had been shaken by the report that they had been left behind. To assure the church that such teaching was nonsense Paul describes two events that will precede the day when our Lord comes for His own. One is the revealing of the man of sin. The other is a falling away from the truth. Continue reading

The time of Jacob’s trouble

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, is known to be in awe of his father the historian Ben- Zion. His world view is influenced by his father’s work. Ben-Zion Netanyahu who had his 100th birthday last March is recognised as the world’s foremost historian of the Spanish Inquisition. Continue reading

Re Branding Christianity

Last August the BBC web site carried a report under the heading, ‘Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world’. The report opened with a statement by a pastor of the PKN* church in the Netherlands, “Make the most of life on earth, because it will probably be the only one you will get”. It then went on to relay a number of similar quotes from other clergy to deny the divinity of Christ, the resurrection and almost everything else the church has traditionally believed. Continue reading