Message—The Temptations of Jesus, Part 3
Now we’re entering into the last of the Temptation of Jesus, which can be found in Matt 4:8-11. Listen to what the Scriptures say:
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
AskFOI– Are the Blood Moons Biblical signs? (@11:45)
A blood moon is simply put, a total lunar eclipse. What makes them unique is when the earth blocks the sun’s light from reflecting off the moon the only hue of light that makes it through the earth’s atmosphere is red, casting a blood-red color on the moon. The term blood moon is used by both astronomers who study the universe and prophecy gurus who see blood moons as a prophetic portent.
Listen to this segment @ 11:45.
Bestselling author Mark Hitchcock cuts through the sensationalism and uses biblical prophecy to explain in context how the blood moons might relate to today. With so much fanfare over these events, this book provides refreshing clarity backed by Scripture.
Apples of Gold–”How can I believe in God?” (@19:02)
“People here in Israel are tense and extremely nervous. This is partly due to the economic situation. When I try to speak with them, many say, “There is no longer a God because He sees and allows His chosen nation to fall down. How can we believe in God?”
One man asked, “What do you think, Zvi?”
I replied, “What you say is not true. God has chosen us and brought us to this Promised Land. We shall live and not die. If God wants us to die, He can certainly bring it about. In October 1973, when the Arab armies attacked us, the Israeli population was very demoralized. Why did God spare us? And why are we living now? We are still alive and still a nation because God loves us. He wants us to be His chosen nation, as He promised our fathers.”
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.
Also heard on this weeks show:
»BWV 1108: Als Jesus Christus in der Nacht’ [Johann Sebastian Bach] (James Kibbie)
»Now Israel May Say (Psalm 124) / All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night, Timothy Shaw
From the CD, Rejoice! Devotional Hymn Settings
Available on the Free Music Archive