1Tim 3:15-16  Great is the mystery of godliness:  being like God; His express image and likeness; knowingly and willingly choosing good over evil

1Jn 4:7-11  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but  that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one  another.


Rom 1:4   Jesus was vindicated by God His Father even though He was condemned to death by men.  By His resurrection from the dead in a unique way unlike any other resurrection, God “declared [Jesus Christ our Lord] to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”

The Father, Jesus Himself, and the Holy Spirit each and all together as one God raised Jesus from the dead.  A UNIQUE RESURRECTION!

Ps 2   “. . .Today I have begotten You!”  Ask of Me and I will give the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the Earth for Your possession.”

Lk 1:35   “. . .the Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”



Angels were very much involved in the manifestation of God in the flesh:  

Heb 1:7   angels are spirits and God’s messengers:  they obey GOD  

Mt 1:18-21   informed Joseph of Yeshua’s conception by the Holy Spirit

Lk 2:8-13, Heb 1:6   praised and worshipped God and Messiah at His birth

Mt 4:11   angels came and served Jesus after His temptation by the devil

Lk 22:42-44   while agonizing in His soul before submitting Himself to His Father’s will, an angel appeared to Him from Heaven, strengthening Him

Mt 28:1-7   an angel served to demonstrate that Jesus had risen from the grave, and was not there

Acts 1:9-11   stood by the apostles at His ascension, and told them that this same Yeshua who ascended to Heaven would likewise come back

1Pt 3:22   are now subject to Jesus who is seated at the right hand of God

Rev 5:11-12   praising and worshipping the Lamb upon the Throne

Mt 26:53   even Jesus did not directly call on the angels for help 

Col 2:18-19; Rev 22:8-9   not to worship angels

Rev 14:6-7   angels will finish the job of preaching the everlasting gospel:  the glory is God’s


God’s good news of Jesus, the Redeemer and Savior, coming into the world is universal in scope for God’s plan of salvation.  From out of a small country in Roman Empire amongst a small people; Yeshua was only one among thousands of persons crucified by the Romans, yet His name is proclaimed to all nations throughout all generations.

Mt 28:19   Great Commission  (Is 11:10   “a banner to the peoples, for the Gentiles shall seek Him”)

Acts 8:5,12,35   preaching “Christ” does not mean only historical facts – or even mysteries – but also truths of His Kingdom and how to be saved

Rom 16:26   preached through the prophetic Scriptures to the nations for obedience to the faith


(Presented at conference in Altheim, Germany, November 1-4, 2009)

–Israel is the first-born (Ex 4:22; Jer 31:9 [8 Heb]) of the nations to God, even though there were other nations before her/him.  God has declared Israel/Ephraim to be His first-born, and with justification.

–The very fact of the Most High God, YHVH, has chosen Israel has brought in conflict – over the people and the Land.  This conflict comes first from Satan; then from others who feel rejected or ignored; and from within by those who lack both faith and the fear of the Lord.

–Various responses have been given as to how to make peace in Israel and the Middle East:
  –extreme Jewish and Arab views, sometimes even amongst believers, to rid the country of the other
  –compromise over covenantal promises and conditions
  –the gospel and expansion of influence by believers in the societies
  –the revelation of Jesus Christ

–Either the flesh and natural mind will insist on its own significance, or else the Holy Spirit will rule and we die to ourselves, pick up our crosses daily, and follow the Lamb wherever He leads us.

Ezek 38; Ps 83   in the latter years (i.e., in our own days now!), YHVH Himself will allow an invasion by mostly Islamic nations against Israel, which He Himself will defeat:  that all will KNOW that YHVH is the one true GOD, the GOD OF ISRAEL!

 Is 14:24-27; Ezek 39:1-8; Dan 11:21; 2Thes 2:8   both Gog and the Assyrian are those of whom YHVH has spoken, and He will bring them against His land in order to glorify His name and to bring Israel to repentance

Rev 15:1-4   God’s righteous judgments will cause all to fear and to worship Him, and to know that Jesus Christ is LORD (YHVH)!

Is 19:23-25   God’s peace in Israel and the Middle East, and the rest of the world

Zech 14:16-19   all the remaining nations of those which came against Jerusalem will be required to come up to Jerusalem to worship YHVH of Hosts – Yeshua! – during the Millennial Kingdom of GOD’s righteous and peaceful and joyful Kingdom – restored to Israel and to the world which He created and made!

Gen 12:1-3; Mt 25:31-46   nations which either blessed Abraham’s seed:  the sheep nations; and the nations which cursed/lightly esteemed/disrespected the seed of Abraham:  the goat nations

The same prophets of YHVH who spoke to Israel also spoke to the nations in the Near (Middle) East:
–Isaiah to/against Babylon, Philistia, Moab, Damascus (Syria), Egypt, Tyre and Sidon (Lebanon)
–Jeremiah to Egypt, to the Philistines, to Moab, to Ammon, to Edom, to Babylon
–Ezekiel to Babyon, Ammon, Moab, Edom, Tyre, Egypt, Magog
–Obadiah to Edom
–Jonah to Nineveh (Assyria)
–Nahum to Nineveh

YHVH God, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth is the one who sets boundaries and times: Acts 17:26-27
Jer 9:23-26; 12:14-17   both to pluck out, and to restore to the lands and heritage which are theirs from the God of Israel, when they have learned to teach His people to learn His ways
Ezek 47:21-23  for the Israeli and the stranger in the promised Land of Israel
   —Jer 48:47; 49:6,11   Moab, Ammon, Edom
Zech 9:6-7   Philistines (Gaza)