Are you smarter than your smart phone?

Music and silence-how I detest them both! … We will make the whole universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough, or anything like it. Research is in progress –Screwtape

The fictional devil, Screwtape, invented by CS Lewis, is an excellent guide to many who would, otherwise, be ‘unaware of [the devil’s] schemes’. It is essential to satanic strategy that the human thinking process should be hindered in every way possible – especially thinking about or with God: “...the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers…” 2 Corinthians 4:4) and he seeks tirelessly to control Christian minds also… “set your minds on things that are above” (Colossians 3:2).

How does the Word of God speak about the People of God?

In the world people seek glory. Every field of human endeavour offers its own awards. High achievers receive medals, honours, titles and prizes. With the award comes admiration, honour and praise. The glory of this world usually leads to fame and fortune. A celebrity is listened to and gains the power to influence things.

The Church needs to loosen up and rediscover true rejoicing

Recently I was speaking to a group about knowing God, specifically 1 Cor 2 v 16 ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord that He will instruct him? But we have the mind of Messiah.’

GENEVA Dec 21 2016 - As the UN General Assembly prepares to adopt a resolution today accusing Israel of harmning Palestinians by the "exploitation of natural resources", "extensive destruction of agricultural land" and "widespread destruction" - part of 20 anti-Israel resolutions adopted in the annual session that concludes this week - UN Watch released a list of the "Top ten most egregious UN Anti-Israel actions of 2016".

Top Ten most insane U.N. anti-Israel actions of 2016

10. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon singled out Israel for unprecedented criticism in a New York Times op-ed, doubling down on a lopsided Security Council speech in which he justified Palestinian terror against Israeli civilians by saying "it is human nature to react to occupation".

A prophetic look at Isaac and Israel and their link to Egypt

There are remarkable similarities between two seemingly impossible births; those of Isaac and the future spiritual regeneration (or birth) of the Jewish people. Just like other important births in the Bible, such as Jesus, a person being born again, or the Jewish return to the land of Israel, they are entirely dependent on God’s miraculous provision.

A prophetic look at Isaac and Israel from Egypt to Birth

The new United Nations Security General, António Guterres, has enraged the Palestinian Authority after making statements about the Temple Mount and the way Israel is treated by UN member states. The Palestinian outrage began on Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January), when Guterres was given an impassioned speech about the Holocaust in the UN General Assembly. This was a powerful speech that addressed the root cause of the Holocaust – anti-Semitism. He looked back at anti-Semitism of the past and showing the constant instances of anti-Semitism throughout history, from ancient times until today.

While the Palestinian Authority, who continue those anti-Semitic attitudes, were likely to be outraged by the whole speech. (After all, Mahmoud Abbas wrote an entire book that tried to deny/revise the Holocaust). There was one line, however, that caused Palestinian outrage to overflow. That line was when Guterres said, “Imperial Rome not only destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, but also made Jews pariahs in many ways.” He pointed out the historic fact that there was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and that Jews lived in Jerusalem long before the Palestinians were ever on the scene. Abbas’ Fatah party responded with outrage claiming that his comments were “an assault on Palestinian’s rights to the city”.

Jerusalem has vastly expanded in the 7,000 years of its existence. Including, in the past two decades, downwards. Beneath the Old City, one can already walk hundreds of meters underground, pray in subterranean spaces of worship and see shows in subterranean caverns and halls. There are plans in place to dramatically increase this area – essentially, restoring the true ancient city beneath the visible one. Jerusalem 2.0, below ground.

A leading Messianic group in America has responded to the Vatican's recent claim that Jews do not need to be believers in Jesus Christ to be saved, by saying that the Apostle Paul would have been "horrified" at the suggestion.

Distraction is defeat. Winners look to The Winner - and never look away!

Hell hates holiness. No other explanation need be sought for the global power of political correctness in our day. You can be holy, or you can be ‘PC’ – the attempt to be both will tear you apart. In the first instance, you are freeto please God; in the second you are compelled to please men. Question for in front of the mirror… Who is your Lord – your Creator, or society’s bullies?