November 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (The Messiah in Prophecy)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy (Don Walker)
  • Genesis 3:15 (Cody Westbrook)
  • Isaiah 7:14 (Wayne Jackson)
  • Micah 5:2 (Carl McCann)
  • Isaiah 53 (Clay Bond)
  • Daniel 7:13-14 (Kevin Rhodes)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

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Jesus was not your everyday King

When some people think of royalty, thoughts of disdain soon follow.

Royalty talks while the common man works. Royalty lives in a nice mansion while the common man strives to keep a water-proof roof over his head. Royalty feasts while the common man knows the pain of hunger. Royalty receives the best medical treatment while the common man often deals with simple sicknesses. Royalty is buried with the greatest of honors while the common man may pass without a single tear.

Over and over again we could display the difference between the royalty that has nothing in common with the common man, and such is the reason for the oft-found feeling of contempt.

But the above cannot be said of King Jesus!

He was born in a stable, worked with his hands, lived in a small town, was familiar with hunger, took upon himself the illnesses of others, rode on the colt of a donkey, had no cup-bearer to test his drink, was spit on, beaten, mocked, crucified and were it not for the generosity of another there would have been no prepared resting place for his body.

No sir, Jesus was not your everyday king – he was a king for eternity. He’s a king that deserves the honor and glory, for this king knew what every day life was like, and he bore it all so we could live in paradise with him eternally.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

 

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Jehovah’s ‘False’ Witnesses

I found a little book placed in my front door the other day. It was the August 1, 2012 issue of the “Watchtower.”

Inside the booklet there are various topics ranging from miracles to new graduates of the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead. One topic in between those two addressed the question, “When did Jesus become King?” The given answer was:

God enthroned Jesus as King in heaven in 1914, exactly 2,520 years after Jerusalem’s destruction. Jesus’ first act as King was to expel Satan and his demons from heaven. (Revelation 12:7-10) That event was invisible to human eyes, but it resulted in a visible crisis for mankind. (Revelation 12:12) Events since 1914 confirm that Jesus became King in that year. Read Matthew 24:14; Luke 21:10, 11, 31. (Watchtower, August 1, 2012, p. 17)

These witnesses miss the mark in the first sentence. Perhaps I’ll do another post that’s a little more in-depth about this topic later but to reveal the falsehood of the statement I only have to use one single verse from the Bible – “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” (Colossians 1:13).

The Christians at Colossi were members of Jesus’ kingdom before Paul ever wrote his letter to them, and I guarantee he wrote the letter before 1914! You can’t have a kingdom without a king and you can’t be a king without a kingdom! That “math” is too simple to deny.

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37 – NKJV)

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