Khamenei Tweets to the U.S.
The month of July was a busy one for the Ayatollah Khamenei sending tweets to the U.S. government. The U.S. worked diligently to provide Iran relief with economic sanctions and provide them with an opportunity to move forward with their nuclear enrichment program—all of course with guarantees that Iran would play nicely in the sandbox.
Just days after signing this accord, Khamenei sent a shot directly over the bow of the U.S. government in the form of a silhouette image of Obama committing suicide. As the saying goes, with friends like that who needs enemies? It seems as though the U.S. doesn't know the difference between a friend and an enemy ... think Iran versus Israel.
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A “Life Changing Prayer”
Have you ever had someone ask you to pray for them without wanting to telling you what to pray for? If you have, did you know what to pray or even how to pray for them? It’s happened to me before and I will admit that I was somewhat lost in knowing how or what to pray for the person.
One morning, when listening to Dr. Charles Stanley, he taught on a “Life Changing Prayer” based on Paul’s model of intercessory prayer found in Colossians 1:7-14. After listening to Dr. Stanley, I went to his website and downloaded his Life Principles Notes, which he provides as a summary of his sermon.
Dr. Stanley’s teaching on Paul’s prayer taught me how to pray for people, knowing that I am praying in the will of God. If you find yourself in this same situation, or want to learn about intercessory prayer, you can view or save the PDF of Dr. Stanley’s teaching on a “Life Changing Prayer.”
The Lamb, and the Lion and Wolf
How many times have you heard it said “the lion will lay down with the lamb?” Probably quiet a few times. Did you know this isn’t scriptural?
In Isaiah, it is stated that the wolf will dwell and graze with the lamb ... Isaiah 11:6, Isaiah 65:25. Nowhere in scripture does it state that the lion will lie down with the lamb. Check it out; you can't find it.
There may be many things in the Bible that are somewhat difficult to understand; however, we should get the facts correct on the easy things.
Preview of the World in the Year 2025
The following U.S. organization, the National Intelligence Council, has pulled together a report projecting global trends as far out as 2025 and 2030.
The first report, Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World, projects trends around the world showing growing global conflicts as a result of scarcity of energy, food and water due to urbanization and population growth, and rogue states and terrorists groups with greater access to nuclear weapons. The report also projects trends of widening wealth-to-poverty ratios, birth rates, and climate change. It also goes into an overview of China, India, Russisa, and Brazil coming to the forefront in power, and the U.S. sharing leadership with China and India.
For those familiar with the Bible, these projections should come as no surprise. For example, the Lord Himself said the time would come when a days wages would only buy bread for the day ... Rev 6:6. It seems as if the Global Trends 2025 report is projecting what God already said would happen one day in the future, only He said this 2000 years ago.
- A quadripartite world governed by the U.S., China, India, and the European Community.
- Global growth to 8.3 billion people in 2030 will likely increase the demand for food, water, and energy by 35, 40, and 50 percent, respectively, by 2030.
- Continued climate change and the struggle for resources only becomes more intense.
Although the reports are rather lengthy, they are very interesting to read, especially if you have a solid understanding of the Bible and know where we're headed. If you're interested in reading either report, you can click on the report cover to view the PDF and save it to your computer, or you can go to the NIC website to download the 2025 report and the 2030 report.