1Cor. 10:26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof


QUESTION:   I have a few questions that have been bugging me. They are really getting between me and my faith. This is one of them. Jesus was God’s perfect follower, and perfect role model representation for us. How come He questioned God on the cross. ‘WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME???’ If he was this perfect follower how come he questioned God?

ANSWER:   Jesus had been the perfect follower, had done everything the Father had asked and nothing else (John 5:19). But suddenly God turned away from him, abandoning Him to a lonely and painful death. It was because Jesus had been made sin for us (2 cor. 5:21) and the Father cannot look upon sin (Habakkuk 1:13)

You and I have no way of knowing what that felt like, because we’ve never been one with God. Jesus had never been anything but, and being separated from Him prompted the only time He even made a sound of protest during the entire crucifixion ordeal.



QUESTION:   This may be a hypocritical statement and question. I believe there is a God and I believe Jesus Christ is my saviour, but I often wonder “who made God”…Do you ever wonder this and would you have a theory to clarify my wondering?

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ANSWER:   God gives us no information on His origin except to state that He always was. That means He had no beginning and will have no end. We get a hint of this in Micah 5:2 where the Hebrew says that the Messiah’s existence was before time and is perpetual.

Hebrew scholars believe that the particular way in which the very first letter of the Hebrew version of Genesis 1 is formed indicates that man has not been given the ability to know the details of anything that preceeded the Biblical creation account.


QUESTION:   A friend at work asked me who created God. In Genesis 1:1 it says, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” I believe that with my whole mind, heart and soul, but it doesn’t answer the question of who created God, where did He come from, or how did He come into being?

ANSWER:   In some religions, people believe their god was created. Others believe their god used to be human like we are and became a god. But no one created the one true God because He is the Creator of everything.

At the burning bush, Moses said, “If the Israelites ask me what your name is, what should I tell them?” God answered “Hayah, Hayah” or in English, “I AM That I AM. The Hebrew word “Hayah” is the verb “to be”. It means the Existing One. In other words, He always has existed and He always will exist. In Deut. 33:27 He’s called the Eternal God, and in Rev. 1:4 He’s the one who is, and who was, and who is to come. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13).





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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that Israel will intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war if Assad gives formal permission to Iran to establish a military presence in Syria, Israeli TV reported on Sunday night.

Netanyahu conveyed the message to Assad via a third party, Hadashot news (formerly Channel 2) veteran Middle East analyst Ehud Yaari reported.

The warning specified that Israel will depart from the policy of non-intervention it has maintained throughout the six years of the civil war to date, Yaari said, if Assad “invites Iranian forces to establish themselves in Syria via an agreement of any kind.” Iran has provided significant logistical, technical, training and financial support for Assad’s regime and forces, as well as deploying military advisers and some combat troops in Syria. It also arms, trains and funds Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group that has sent thousands of gunmen to fight alongside Assad’s troops.

Thus far, Israel has provided medical and humanitarian aid to victims of the war across its border, has hit back when gunfire has crossed the border, and has used air strikes to target weapons stores and convoys intended for the Hezbollah terrorist organization. But, to date, “there was no direct targeting of the Syrian Army or of Assad,” Yaari noted.

The report noted tellingly that this non-intervention contrasted with previous Israeli policy. In 2006, for instance, Israeli jets broke the sound barrier flying over Assad’s presidential palace in Latakia, in what was seen as a warning to him against supporting Palestinian terrorist groups.

The reference to any formal Syrian “invitation” or “agreement” with Iran, the TV report elaborated, stems from the fact that Iran and Russia have been discussing future arrangements for Syria, under which all foreign forces would have to leave the country, except those which are present by agreement with, or invitation from, Assad. Russia’s forces are engaged in Syria on the basis of such an invitation, and Netanyahu’s aim in issuing the warning “is to deter Assad from issuing” a similar invitation to Iran.

The Iranians, the TV report noted, want to build “a naval base, possibly for submarines, an air base and arms factories for precision weapons.”

Earlier this month, the BBC, citing a Western security official, reported that Iran was setting up a permanent base on a site used by the Syrian army near el-Kiswah, 14 kilometers (8 miles) south of Damascus, and 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Israeli border.

The TV report came days after Netanyahu was quoted telling French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call that Israel sees Iranian activity in Syria as “a target” for its forces, and may carry out strikes against Iranian objectives if its security needs require it.

According to a transcript of their November 19 phone call reported by Israel’s Channel 10 TV, Netanyahu told the French leader that “from now on, Israel sees Iran’s activities in Syria as a target. We will not hesitate to act, if our security needs require us to do so.”

Macron reportedly attempted to reassure the Israeli leader and dissuade him from “hasty” action.

But Netanyahu was adamant, reportedly saying, “The goal must be to minimize Iran’s influence, not only in Lebanon but also in Syria… Israel has tried up until now not to intervene in what is going on in Syria. But after the victory over Islamic State, the situation has changed because the pro-Iranian forces have taken control… From now on, Israel sees Iran’s activities in Syria as a target. We will not hesitate to act, if our security needs require us to do so.”

Netanyahu vowed in a speech last week that Iran would not be allowed to gain a regional foothold. “We have made it clear many times that we will not accept nuclear weapons in Iran’s hands, nor will we allow the establishment of Iranian forces near our border, in the Syrian region in general, or anywhere else,” he said.

Underlining the rising tensions, an Iranian military commander declared on Thursday that any future war in the region would result in the annihilation of Israel. Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian reporters that “any new war will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime.”

On November 21, Netanyahu also spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone about a ceasefire deal in the Syrian civil war and the Iranian presence near Israel’s borders, the Prime Minister’s Office said. “The conversation lasted about half an hour and dealt with Syria, and Iran’s attempt to entrench itself in Syria,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement. “Netanyahu insisted on Israeli security and reiterated his opposition to Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.”

The call was the latest in a series of high-level contacts between Israel and Russia, amid a dispute between the countries over allowing Iran and Shiite militias backed by Tehran to maintain a foothold in Syria near the Israeli border.

On October 17, Netanyahu met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Jerusalem, where the two men discussed the Islamic Republic’s attempt to establish itself militarily in Syria. “Iran needs to understand that Israel will not allow this,” Netanyahu told Shoigu, according to his office.

According to an unnamed Israeli official, under the Syrian ceasefire

deal, militias associated with Iran would be allowed to maintain positions as close as five to seven kilometers (3.1-4.3 miles) to the border in some areas, Reuters reported two weeks ago.

The Israeli Air Force has carried out numerous airstrikes in Syria on weapons convoys bound for the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, though it rarely acknowledges individual raids.




By Jonathan Spyer –

Saudi Arabia appears to be on a warpath across the Middle East. The Saudi-orchestrated resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Saudi officials’ bellicose rhetoric after the launch of a ballistic missile targeting Riyadh from Yemen appear to herald a new period of assertiveness against Iranian interests across the Middle East.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sudden moves on a variety of fronts may superficially have the feel of Michael Corleone’s swift and simultaneous strikes at his family’s enemies in the closing frames of The Godfather. Unlike in the film, however, the credits are not about to roll. Rather, these are the opening moves in an ongoing contest – and it is far from clear that the 32-year-old crown prince has found a formula to reverse Iran’s advantage.

Let’s take a look at the track record so far. The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran is taking place across a swath of the Middle East in which, over the last decade, states have partially ceased to function – Iraq and Lebanon – or collapsed completely, as in the case of Syria and Yemen. A war over the ruins has taken place in each country, with Riyadh and Tehran arrayed on opposing sides in all of them.

So far, in every case, the advantage is very clear with the Iranians.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah vanquished the Saudi-sponsored “March 14” alliance of political groups that aimed to constrain it. The events of May 2008, when Hezbollah seized west Beirut and areas around the capital, showed the helplessness of the Saudis’ clients when presented with the raw force available to Iran’s proxies. Hezbollah’s subsequent entry into the Syrian civil war confirmed that it could not be held in check by the Lebanese political system.

The establishment of a cabinet dominated by Hezbollah in December 2016, and the appointment of Hezbollah’s ally, Michel Aoun, as president two months earlier, solidified Iran’s grasp over the country. Riyadh’s subsequent withdrawal of funding to the Lebanese armed forces, and now its push for Hariri’s resignation, effectively represent the House of Saud’s acknowledgment of this reality.

In Syria, Iran’s provision of finances, manpower, and know-how to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has played a decisive role in preventing the regime’s destruction. The Iranian mobilization of proxies helped cultivate new local militias, which gave the regime access to the manpower necessary to defeat its rivals. Meanwhile, Sunni Arab efforts to assist the rebels, in which Saudi Arabia played a large role, ended largely in chaos and the rise of Salafi groups.

In Iraq, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has developed an officially-sanctioned, independent military force in the form of the 120,000-strong Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). Not all the militias represented in the PMU are pro-Iranian, of course. But the three core Shiite groups of Kataeb Hezbollah, the Badr Organization, and Asaib Ahl al-Haq answer directly to the IRGC.

Iran also enjoys political preeminence in Baghdad. The ruling Islamic Dawa Party is traditionally pro-Iranian, while the Badr Organization controls the powerful interior ministry, which has allowed it to blur the boundaries between the official armed forces and its militias – thus allowing rebranded militiamen to benefit from U.S. training and equipment.

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, has been left playing catch up: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Riyadh in late October to launch the new Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, the first time an Iraqi premier had made the trip in a quarter-century. But it is not clear that the Saudis have much more up their sleeve than financial inducements to potential political allies.

In Yemen, where the Saudis have tried their hand at direct military intervention, the results have been mixed. The Houthis and their allies, supported by Iran, have failed to conquer the entirety of the county and have been kept back from the vital Bab el-Mandeb Strait as a result of the 2015 Saudi intervention. But Saudi Arabia is bogged down in a costly war with no end in sight, while the extent of Iranian support to the Houthis is far more modest.

This, then, is the scorecard of the Saudi-Iranian conflict. So far, the Iranians have effectively won in Lebanon, are winning in Syria and Iraq, and are bleeding the Saudis in Yemen.

In each context, Iran has been able to establish proxies that give it political and military influence in the country. Tehran also has successfully identified and exploited seams in their enemy’s camp. For example, Tehran acted swiftly to nullify the results of the Kurdish independence referendum in September and then to punish the Kurds for proceeding with it. The Iranians were able to use their long-standing connection to the Talabani family, and the Talabanis’ rivalry with the Barzanis, to orchestrate the retreat of Talabani-aligned Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk in October – thus paving the way for the city and nearby oil reserves to be captured by its allies.

There is precious little evidence to suggest that the Saudis have learned from their earlier failures and are now able to roll back Iranian influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is no better at building up effective proxies across the Arab world and has done nothing to enhance its military power since Mohammed bin Salman took the reins. So far, the crown prince’s actions consist of removing the veneer of multi-confessionalism from the Lebanese government, and threatening their enemies in Yemen.

Those may be important symbolic steps, but they do nothing to provide Riyadh with the hard power it has always lacked. Rolling back the Iranians, directly or in alliance with local forces, would almost certainly depend not on the Saudis or the UAE, but on the involvement of the United States – and in the Lebanese case, perhaps Israel.

It’s impossible to say the extent to which Washington and Jerusalem are on board with such an effort. However, the statements last week by Defense Secretary James Mattis suggesting that the United States intends to stay in eastern Syria, and by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel will continue to enforce its security interests in Syria, suggest that these players may have a role to play.

Past Saudi behavior might encourage skepticism. Nevertheless, the Iranians here have a clearly visible Achilles’ heel. In all the countries where the Saudi-Iran rivalry has played out, Tehran has proved to have severe difficulties in developing lasting alliances outside of Shiite and other minority communities. Sunnis and Sunni Arabs, in particular, do not trust the Iranians and do not want to work with them. Elements of the Iraqi Shiite political class also have no interest in falling under the thumb of Tehran. A cunning player looking to sponsor proxies and undermine Iranian influence would find much to work with – it’s just not clear that the Saudis are that player.

Mohammed bin Salman, at least, appears to have signaled his intent to oppose Iran and its proxies across the Arab world. The game, therefore, is on. The prospects of success for the Saudis will depend on the willingness of their allies to engage alongside them, and a steep learning curve in the methods of political and proxy warfare.




By Grant Phillips

“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth.” (Isaiah 25:8)

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17)

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

In the above passages we are told that God will wipe away all tears from the eyes of His people after the Tribulation and entering the Millennium. He refers to Israel in Isaiah 25:8, then the Tribulation martyrs in Revelation 7:17 and finally all those who are His in Revelation 21:4.

We see in Revelation 21:4 that once He has done so, there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain, for all the old things will be gone and no more.

My guess is that many of us have wondered why there would be tears in the first place, so allow me to provide my opinion.

Isaiah 25:8 – Israel

No nation of people, individually and collectively, has come anywhere near the suffering Israel has endured for so many long years. It is true that their trials and tribulations have arisen primarily because of their disobedience and rejection of their Messiah.

Revelation 7:17 – Tribulation Martyrs

The martyrs are those who were left behind at the Rapture but came to Christ and were saved during the Tribulation. Their suffering will be for a very short period, but it will be no less horrible than anyone could imagine.

Revelation 21:4 – All God’s People

From Adam and Eve to the last saint to enter into Heaven’s family at the end of the Tribulation by faith in the Son of God, we have all suffered from the effects of sin that entered the world.

Why would there be tears? I think there is more than one reason, but the first that comes to mind, obviously, is the joy that, “the old order of things have passed away.”

Many of us have lost Christian family members and friends to physical death; husbands, wives, children, parents, sisters, brothers, et al. Even though our hearts have been broken because of our loss, Heaven has been their gain. There is no doubt that not one of them would want to return to this fallen world if they could.

When we are all united with our Savior and Lord and “the old order of things have passed away,” I believe the tears will come from joy, relief, gratitude, and even regret (I’ll come back to this one).


What are two things that immediately come to mind when we have extreme joy? The first two things that come to my mind are laughter and tears. If we can experience something so thrilling on earth that it brings laughter and tears, would not the joy of being with Jesus Christ supersede anything else we could imagine? The joy of knowing that all bad things have passed away and we will live as a family with Almighty God for eternity makes me smile as I type these thoughts. Surely, one reason for our tears will be from the overwhelming joy we will have on that day.


Could “relief” be another reason? I know no one who enjoys going to the dentist. Isn’t it a relief to be walking out the door as opposed to walking in the door at the dentist office?

Some have been diagnosed with cancer, gone through the treatments and then received a clean bill of health. Think about the relief that is felt in hearing, “You’re cancer free.” My wife and I know this kind of relief, and I can assure you, it is tearfully overwhelming.


What does it mean to be grateful? It means we are thankful or appreciative. When we are with Jesus on that day every one of us will certainly be thankful for His love for us, even more so than we are now.

We will see the scars in His hands which are the visible trademarks of His sacrifice to redeem us from Satan’s slave market.

Maybe we will remember how close we came to not calling on Him to save us. Maybe we will think of all the sin in our lives that could have annulled our salvation, if it weren’t for the guarantee of His Holy Spirit that sealed us. Perhaps we will be reminded of our rebellion, but will then realize His firm grip upon us kept us in His hands.

I believe our gratitude will bubble over into tears of appreciation for all He has done and all He has provided; especially knowing we don’t deserve it.


Could there be tears of regret that we didn’t serve Him on earth as we should have? Could tears of regret cloud our eyes, knowing we could have spoken out more for Him and stood a little taller? Will God wipe away tears that come from our eyes because we know many are not with us, and we never witnessed to them about Jesus?


Whatever the reason or reasons may be for our tears, can’t you feel the tenderness and love that comes from God as He wipes away those tears?

Whatever picture you have in your mind of our Father in Heaven, our Savior and Lord, and our Comforter, has it changed any in seeing His tenderness as He wipes away your tears and my tears?

The touch of someone who loves us brings such comfort to our hearts. Perhaps your mother did that for you as a child. Think of the touch of God as He wipes away each tear and comforts us with His love.

God is not a mean tyrant in Heaven, just waiting for you and me to “mess up.” He loves us beyond anything we can understand. I believe our tears will fall when we experience His love on that day, face to face.

Grant Phillips


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Psa. 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa. 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psa. 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psa. 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psa. 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psa. 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever




Romans 5:8 – “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Sin separates us from God. God’s Peace and Eternal Life are lost because of our sins.

Romans 5:12 – “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned;”

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

God has provided the gift of ETERNAL Life. This Life is found in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

You can have this Life! This Life is made possible through Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1 – “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”

Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Romans 5:21 – “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 10:9 – “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Romans 10:13 – “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Romans 10:10 – “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”


Dear God, I know that I am a transgressor against Your PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS and I need Your complete forgiveness to enter SAFELY and PERFECTLY into ETERNITY and into Thy HOLY PRESENCE. I believe with ALL my heart that You (Jesus Christ) died for ALL my TRANSGRESSIONS against You as Your Word clearly states and rose from the dead for my justification. I now REPENT and PLACE my complete trust in You as MY Lord and Savior and will follow You as the Lord of my Life. May it be so!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

Help for the Seeking Heart.



 WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: The study and understanding of Bible Prophecy is “Imperative” in the overall understand of God’s Word in general; An example of this point is the mass confusion of many Christians in understanding God’s timeline in the Revelations of John, Revelation Ch 6-22. The first 3 Chapters are an explanation of the 7 Churches at the time of John’s writing, which are also applicable to the 7 different types of Churches/Christian attitudes in the Churches at this particular time, and in the past. 2,000 yrs. i.e. Revelation 3:14 is a message to the Church of Laodicea, (The current day Church System), “Last Days Church”. Jesus said in Rev 3:15 that “I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot, 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

This is a very distinct message, to the “Watered down Apostate Church of today” and should not be taken lightly.

The Revelations flow from Rev Ch6 to Rev Ch22 “Over a 7 year Period”. The timeline does jump back and forth just to please some prophecy writers, this fact is imperative in the understanding of the Revelations and Biblical Prophecy in general, and as such so is the correct interpretation of overall scripture from God’s perspective, not OUR personal interpretation.

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