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10-21-18 Rapture Ready News

Rapture Ready News 21 Oct 2018Published on: October 21, 2018 by RRadmin7 King Abdullah cancels part of Jordan’s peace deal with Israel 
In a surprise announcement, Jordan said Sunday that it will not renew its lease to Israel of the Naharayim (Baqura) area near the Kinneret nor part of Zofar (al Ghamar), some 120 km north of Eilat. Under the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace agreement, these two areas “will fall under Jordanian sovereignty with Israeli private land use rights. These rights include unimpeded freedom of entry to, exit from and movement within the area. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman orders re-opening of Gaza Crossings 
Israel’s Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman has ordered the re-opening of the Kerem Shalom Erez Crossings into Gaza following a decrease in violence, his office announced Sunday morning. A decision to continue Qatari supply of fuel will be re-examined in a few days, according to the events, it added. Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat
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10-21-18 Daily Dig

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Daily Dig for October 21Christian Wiman We do not need definite beliefs because their objects are necessarily true. We need them because they enable us to stand on steady spots from which the truth may be glimpsed. And not simply glimpsed – because certainly revelation is available outside of dogma; indeed all dogma, if it’s alive at all, is the result of revelation at one time or another – but gathered in. Definite beliefs are what make the radical mystery – those moments when we suddenly know there is a God, about whom we “know” absolutely nothing – accessible to us and our ordinary, unmysterious lives. And more crucially: definite beliefs enable us to withstand the storms of suffering that come into every life, and that tend to destroy any spiritual disposition that does not have deep roots. Source: My Bright Abyss

10-21-18 The First 15

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DONATE The Weekly Overview This life is marked by a single choice: who or what will we center our lives around? This choice takes each of us down a path of decisions that shape who we are, what we feel, who or what we value, and what we will have accomplished at the end of our days. To center our lives around ourselves or the things of this world leads only to destruction. But, to center our lives around meeting with God fills each moment with the glorious abundance of God’s love, provision, and transcendent peace. May your life be marked by union with your Creator as we explore what it means to center our lives around meeting with God this week. The Scripture“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”-  Galatians 2:20

10-21-18 Today in the Word

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Book of Hebrews: A Call to Faith in Christ
THE FINALITY OF CHRIST’S SACRIFICE
Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Hebrews 10:11–18 All the way back in Hebrews 5:11, the author introduced the topic of Jesus’ priesthood and sacrifice and warned, “We have much to say about this.” Indeed he did! Five chapters later, we have finally come to the end of that extended argument. Fittingly, it concludes with an emphasis on the finality of Christ’s sacrifice. Summarizing again the previous argument, the author of Hebrews reminds us of the contrast between the daily sacrifices of the old priestly system, “which can never take away sins” (v. 11), and Christ, who “offered for all time one sacrifice for sins” (v. 12). The finality of that sacrifice is made clear when, after the sacrifice, Christ “sat down at the right hand of God” (v. 12). Christ’s redemptive work is both finished and awaiting its final and future realization of that work. He still “waits for his enemies to be made his footstool” (v. 13). Noti…

10-21-18 Daily Devotion

October 21, 2018 One Big Request John 15:16 Yesterday we looked at God’s promise in John 14:14. Too often people take the verse to imply, “If you ask anything, I will do it.” They overlook the most essential phrase: “in My name.” Asking in Christ’s name has two meanings. First, believers are welcome to make requests that align with God’s purpose and plan. To do that, we need to ask Him if our prayers match His will. God has several ways of assuring followers that they are on the correct path. For instance, He may increase right desires or decrease wrong ones. Another possibility is that He will use His Word to redirect a Christian’s steps or confirm that the believer is going the right way. Either way, God will make a path for the man or woman who seeks to do His will. Second, invoking Christ’s name means that we desire to glorify Him instead of ourselves. James gives this warning: “You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasu…

10-21-18 Faithful Catholics Forcibly Removed from McElroy Listening Session

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Video: Faithful Catholics Forcibly Removed From McElroy Listening Sessionchurchmilitant.com/news/article/faithful-catholics-forcibly-removed-from-mcelroy-listening-session
News:US Newsby David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 18, 2018    Bishop McElroy Q&A flanked by multiple armed security guardsYou are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today!
SAN DIEGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - On Wednesday, two Catholic men were thrown out of a diocesan event in San Diego with little explanation.  Hidden-camera footage shows the two men getting thrown out of Nativity Church, where Bp. Robert McElroy was holding a question-and-answer session on the sex abuse scandal. The event was free and open to the public. Moments after they walked in, the men — one identified as Kevin Kramer — were spotted by Kevin Eckery, communications director of the San Diego diocese. Eckery can then be seen speaking to security. Within abou…

10-21-18 God Will Renew Your Joy in Ministry

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OCTOBER 18, 2018 God Will Renew Your Joy in Ministry Three Lessons from Decades of Weakness Article by Ray Ortlund Pastor, Nashville, Tennessee Leading others for the glory of Christ is a privilege — whether as a pastor, father, teacher, elder, whatever. But I have sometimes thought, “This sacred privilege might kill me!” Both the grace of leadership and the price of leadership are real. So, how can we who lead find joy and renewal and energy along the way? We don’t want to be so crushed by our duties that we somehow convey to people that living for the Lord is a horrible fate to be avoided. Where does fresh strength come from? God has faithfully strengthened my weak arms for pastoral ministry in at least three ways. 1. Any ministry is a great privilege.