Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

INSIDE THE COPTIC CHURCH BOMBINGS



April 20, 2017
Inside the Coptic Church bombings
By Jerry Newcombe

As we all know, on Palm Sunday, two bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt killed nearly 50 persons and injured 120 others. I heard about two of my relatives-in-law, who were near enough to hear and feel the blast at St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria. Even though they had returned for a vacation in their native Alexandria and had even been married at St. Mark's, they are thankful that they providentially chose to worship at another church that particular morning.
An email to me from Coptic Solidarity includes this comment from one of their experts on what happened at St. Mark's: 
"[T]he Alexandria suicide bomber detonated himself outside the church. The videos (I've seen) show him trying to enter through a side gate, but the (Coptic) guard man told him to pass thru the metal detector set up by the police a few meters away. As the detector buzzed, he stepped back one step and detonated himself. All 17 victims were on the street around him, including 4 police. Some Muslims walking by were also killed."

He added, "Timing wise, the service had ended and the Pope [Coptic Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Church] just left the altar to a resting room in the back of the building. The security set up was especially higher than usual because of the presence of the Pope. That wasn't the case in Tanta where the terrorist managed to enter a seat in front rows."

In Tanta (56 miles north of Cairo), over three dozen worshipers were killed by the powerful explosion that ripped through the Palm Sunday service near the same time at St George's Coptic Cathedral. Photos show the bloody mess on the floor and remaining pews of the church. Here again is radical Islam at work.
What exactly are "Coptic Christians"? Lindsay Vessey of Coptic Solidarity once told my radio audience: "Coptic Christians are the indigenous Christians of Egypt. So when St. Mark the Apostle brought the gospel to Egypt, the church that was started there became known as the Coptic Orthodox Church. This is one of the oldest elements of Christianity we have in the world today....They are also the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. They make up about 10 percent of the Egyptian population."
After the bombings, I spoke on my radio show with Bishop Julian Dobbs of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. He has many Coptic friends and has visited many Christians in Egypt. He is a board member of the Barnabas Fund, a group dedicated to helping the worldwide persecuted church.

Dobbs told me, "The church has been very strong in Egypt, and we're thankful to the Lord for it. However, Christians are in the minority, and that places Christianity in Egypt under significant pressure. We saw it recently with the Palm Sunday attacks, but we also see it with regard to Christians in Egypt having decreased freedoms to choose and change their religion, to have Christianity recorded on their identity cards. All of these things are significant challenges to the body of Christ in that nation."

He added, "We often see these attacks around the holidays...As Christians gathered to declare, 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord' on Palm Sunday, Islamic jihadists attacked churches in two Egyptian cities....The death toll continues to rise. The injuries are horrific."
What has been the response in the West for the most part? A collective yawn. Even Piers Morgan, a liberal British host (formerly on CNN), expressed his concerns about this story and its scant coverage in the West: "You know, if you look at what ISIS really stands for, what they are carrying out in the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, it's a kind of genocidal attack on Christians and Christianity. They want Christianity eradicated.... This is the kind of story that ought to be dominating cable news, in America. It should be dominating headlines around the world. The press in America should be full of headlines about this."
Roman Catholic Pope Francis I, who is scheduled to visit Egypt, has not canceled his plans (to my knowledge, as of this writing).
Coptic Solidarity wants the Egyptian government, led by President El-Sisi, to do more to protect the Christians. 
A day after the bombings, they declared, "Under Mr. el-Sisi's rule, the Egyptian state has failed to protect its Coptic citizens. In response to Sunday's attacks, President El-Sisi has declared a three-month emergency period and few other largely symbolic measures."

It's scary to think that just by attending church on a Sunday morning, you may be taking your life into your own hands. But such is the reality for many Christians in the Middle East in the shadow of radical Islam. Lord, have mercy.

© Jerry Newcombe
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