Derek begins today’s message by confessing that he is a prisoner of hope; hope that God will fulfill every covenant and every promise that He ever made to Israel concerning Jerusalem, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel. He then introduces the influence Greek culture has had in history, and particularly that of Christianity.
Derek continues today with a look at how Greek culture has led to humanism which says man is the measure of all things. Humanism wants to take the place of God, and has spread throughout much of the world’s governments. Scripture says in the end times many will perish because of deception since they did not receive the love of the truth. Derek’s concern is that the church will be strong in that love.
Today we look at God’s judgment and what brings it about. Because people do not receive the love of the truth, God will send them strong delusion. This will happen at some point in the future. Derek goes back to instances that provoked God’s anger towards Israel, but holds out hope for the future in His love.
Derek defines sons of Zion as Jews who believe God has given the land of Israel to the Jews and they are to live there and do His will. These are people who are serious about following God; consequently, they do not agree with humanism or any of its thinking.
Derek finishes this timely word with the assurance that God has sworn with an oath and has given His Word to give the land of Israel to Israel. It’s an anchor of hope for believing what God will do and therefore we can invest prayer into this; that He will intervene against the spirit of humanism, that He will raise up sons of Zion worthy to inherit the land, and that He will raise up a leader who will do His will whom people will follow.
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