Sunday, October 4, 2015
Point 1. Fefinition and description = the Pivot is defined as the accumulation of mature or spiritually adult believers living in a client nation in a specific geographical location, MAT 5:13-14.
Point 2. The relationship of the Pivot with the Client Nation.
Point 3. The importance of the three "P's," the Pivot, Prayer and Protection for Israel.
That even though we are a Client Nation to God, and even though we still have a pivot of spiritually adult believers, neither the United States nor any other nation can afford anti-Semitism.
Jesus Christ is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.To deny Him signifies rejection of the spiritual heritage of the Jewish people and constitutes the underlying cause of many catastrophes in Jewish history.
Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinian leader to begin immediate unconditional peace talks in a speech largely devoted to denouncing Iran for its threats to annihilate the Jewish State.
There was complete silence for 45 seconds and not one nation said a thing including the USA because our representative was given a written command not to attend the meeting.
We can live in the present with hope, or with fear.
We can share the glory of Christ at his coming, or face the terror of World War III.
Christ prophesied that the last days will reveal "distress of nations, with perplexity... men's hearts failing them for fear", but told his disciples that "when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near."
When America withdraws her support and defense of Israel, God could take His hand of blessing off of the U.S.
These are all clear signals that God is pleased that we pray for Israel’s peace and safety because God has not, is not, or will not give up on Israel (ROM 10:1).
HEB 13:5 "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you," and when He says this, He says "ou mee' oud ou mee'" meaning "Never, no, not ever" will I leave you or forsake you"
These things are impossible for Him to do, not because He doesn't have a free will to do it but because He considers it impossible for Him to be what He claims to be and then to lie about it.
MAT 28:20b "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Point 4. The Relationship between the Pivot of Believers toward The Jews And The Nation Of Israel.
Israel was founded on God’s word, dedicated to His will, and consecrated to His purposes.
The people of Israel made a fatal mistake, in the midst of their blessings, they turned away from God.
It is a very sad indictment when we are not so wide awake to the wrongfulness of insufficient gratitude.
JOH 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
JOH 10:11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep."
MAT 25:40 "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me."
If God rejected them temporarily and because of them being rejected the invitation went out to all the gentiles in the world, then think of the tremendous blessings that will take place when they recognize their acceptance with God.
The first piece of dough is a reference to Abraham and the patriarchs and the lump refers to the nation of Israel.
Main race = Jews.Main nation = Israel.Main authors = Jews.Only Savior = TLJC.
If God rejected the Jews for a period of time as His chosen people, it follows that He will do the same to those who have rejected Him as well.
He operates in justice and righteousness even before He operates in love.
The only way we can that is to document what Moses taught concerning this principle under what we call the cycles of discipline which are divided into five parts according to LEV 26:14-38; DEU 28:49-67.
MAT 16:3b "Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?"
Jewish tradition says that Jannes and Jambres were the two chief magicians who withstood Moses and Aaron in Exodus 7. “Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake.
Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake.
Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs” (EXO 7:10-12.
The two magicians left Egypt with the Israelites after the first Passover and were later instrumental in promoting the worship of the golden calf that Aaron made (Exo 32).
GAL 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.
1CO 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
2Ti 3, Paul's His intention was to use the wickedness of Jannes and Jambres, as presented in the Torah, as an illustration of a widespread, active rejection of the truth in the last days.
"A nation that does not learn from history, is bound to repeat it."
As Hegel said If we have learned anything from history, it is that we have learned nothing from history.
Aldous Huxley said "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
"History repeats itself because no one was listening the first time."
"If we do not learn from the mistakes of history, we are doomed to repeat them."
"Will America Learn from Rome? By Art Fisher.
Mr. Fisher states "It is evident that the United States has ignored the lessons of the past and has trodden the same road that led to the decline and fall of great nations like Carthage, Greece, and Rome."
1. No nation has survived its greatness beyond 50 years once it lost its first war.
2. Every nation that has neglected or refused to stand by and defend its allies has perished.
3. Every nation that has compromised with its enemies eventually finds itself "conquered by" or "left at the mercy of its enemies."
4. Every nation that openly condoned sexual deviancy ended up on the dung heap of "has-been" empires.
5. Every nation that refused to execute its capital crime offenders succumbed to a lawless society before losing its sovereignty and status as a nation.
Every 6 seconds a major crime occurs.Every 30 seconds a personal assault occurs.Every 50 seconds a robbery occurs.Every 6 minutes a person is raped.Every 22 minutes a murder takes place.
6. Without exception, when a nation's people turn their back on morals, that nation always falls back into a state of slavery and tyranny.
7. Whenever a nation fails to support its military as a protector of national freedom, politicians always bring forth tyranny and use the military to enslave the nation's citizens.
America would never fall by an overwhelming enemy invasion from without, unless the people from within, failed to maintain the strength, morals, and foundations this "republic" was founded upon.
Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler - "A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government; it can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves gifts and benefits, such as welfare, out of the public treasury.
From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship."
a. The Romans had become corrupted by their wealth, prosperity, and materialism, it being the criteria for their social and political status.
b. The population of the cities, especially in Rome, was decreasing.
c. The Free Farmer class had literally disappeared, due to Rome's interference with trade and farm programs.
All the food was being imported, even from some of Rome's enemies.
d. The cost of living was sky high with inflation sweeping the land. The cost of government stole a major portion of the people's prosperity and existence.
e. Government promoted welfare programs, supported many thousands of people. Unemployment was rampant; as Rome perpetuated its welfare state.
f. Government intrusion into the lives and privacy of the people accelerated as Rome sent hundreds of information gatherers and tax collectors, using the pretext that it was necessary in order to help the people.
g. The economy was in constant upheaval. Since Rome had gone off the gold and silver standard, the money was unstable and continuously being devalued.
h. Manufacturing continued to decline, world trade dwindled. Imports far exceeded exports.
i. Finally came the time when the Roman government offered free land, if the people would only farm it.
The people preferred 'the government handouts of "free bread and circuses."
j. Immorality, greed, and fear swept the land like wildfire, as crime of every category increased at a rapid pace.
k. Taxation increased by leaps and bounds, along with the confiscation of property. Imprisonment and even death were the result of not being able to pay the taxes.
l. The people turned from morality. Those who didn't were persecuted.
As a result of all this, the barbarian tribes to the north and east of Rome saw that the Empire was weakening from internal turmoil and dissension.
Rome was forced to fight many wars to keep her enemies from invading and entering the Empire.
Pacifism and cowardice became rampant.
Rome had refrained from supporting her allies in the time of need, which contributed to the loss of Rome's outer perimeters of defense.
The combination of internal strife with the onslaughts of the Barbarians ultimately toppled Rome. The Roman Empire ended in 476 AD.