Four corners of the earth

Four in Scripture signifies a sense of totality or “the world,” preeminently in the Book of Revelation (Wikipedia).It derives its meaning from there being four cardinal directions namely north, south, east and west.
Four corners of the earth. “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.” (Rev. 7:1). God rules over all creation.
“And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” (Rev. 20:8). God rules over the wicked who oppose his church.
“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Matthew 24:31) c.f. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (Isaiah 11:12). God saves all his elect.

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The Lord God is a Sun

Everything in creation teaches us about the creator and glorifies him.


What does the sun do?

Heat-without it being the exact distance (93 million miles) from earth the planet would either be frozen or to hot for life. Heat burns and our God is a consuming fire who consumes sin and will one day destroy this sin-cursed planet and also  all his enemies eternally in hell. The gospel of the love of God comforts (warms) the heart of the believer.

Light-without the full spectrum, especially ultra-violet, there would be no plant and hence no animal life at all. The spectrum of light seen in the rainbow reflects all God’s wonderful attributes. God and Christ are often, if not always, portrayed as being brilliant white as light, in fact unapproachable light (and heat) that would destroy any human coming near! Christ enlightens our minds to see the Kingdom of God and sheds light on our pilgrim path through life. Without divine enlightenment we are in darkness.

Healing-UV light metabolises bilirubin, the waste product of dead red cells that produces jaundice in the newborn, which can damage the brain. It is also used in many skin therapies. Christ heals many of our diseases and sanctifies us spiritually from spiritual sickness till one day his church will be presented without spot or wrinkle.

In that new creation there will be no sun! (Rev.21:23). Why? The Son is the Sun!

Christ is called the sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2) who arises with healing in his wings.

Two worldviews

Biblical truth versus the World.

The world lies under Satan (I John 5:19) it is the whole system of godless humanism, communism and liberal left wing thinking that is opposed to Christ and the gospel. Increasingly it is making inroads into established churches who apostatize and become synagogues of Satan.

This is the ANTITHESIS.

Link

Reformed/Biblical worldview The world’s worldview
God is sovereign/Calvinism Man is sovereign/Arminianism
God rules providence Deism, the world runs itself
God created all things Evolution is the cause
God created family Dispense with family-live in sin, single parents, divorce, porn, perversions including homosexuality
God made male and female Transgenderism
God says life is sacred, thou shalt not kill Rampant abortion- the murder of unborn children

 

The world’s system is set to takeover ultimately under Antichrist when the Christian church will be a beleaguered remnant UNTIL Christ the true King and Lord returns to bring in everlasting justice and righteousness.

Thanks to Rev. Angus Stewart for basic idea for this.

Recommended book

Creation

 

Great message!

 

New LRF Blog Post


Our Creator

Posted: 05 Sep 2017 07:50 AM PDT

Our Creator

Creation is a wonderful, awe-inspiring work of God.

Creation is God’s work, by the power of His Word, of calling into existence everything that now exists, as it pleased Him, to the glory of His name. Several times in the creation account we read, “And God said: Let there be …” (Genesis 1:3). What power and wisdom are behind the words, “Let there be”! The Psalms celebrate this work of God: “Let all the earth fear the LORD. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, for He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:8-9).

God created without preexisting matter. Sometimes scientists boast that they have “created” something in a laboratory. They have not—they have “formed” or “synthesised” something using preexistent chemicals. Without the chemicals, they could do nothing. God created the universe by speaking the word of divine fiat. God created time, space, matter and energy. Before He created, they did not exist. Before He created, only God was. He alone is eternal. Everything else is temporal and depends on Him.

Creation is a carefully designed and ordered work. God formed His creation—first He called matter into existence, and then He arranged that matter in a definite order over a period of six days. The Bible describes how God created the light, the heavens, the dry land and the sea, vegetation and plant life, the heavenly bodies (the sun, the moon and the stars), birds and aquatic life, air-breathing animals on the land, and finally human beings. Every creature occupies a divinely ordered place, and has a divinely determined function and relationship to other creatures. No wonder the inhabitants of heaven cry out, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11)!

The doctrine of creation is never an intellectual curiosity for the Christian. It must lead us to worship. We must stand in awe of our Maker, before whom one day we will stand to be judged. He created us for His glory. Will He receive honour and glory from us, or will we rob Him of what is His due? The doctrine of creation is also a comfort to the Christian: “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8).

Is this God your help? Or are you in rebellion against your Creator?

Rev. Martyn McGeown.

Hurricane Irma

That the same Lord who calmed the sea of Galilee in front of the distraught disciples is the Lord who controls Hurricane Irma, and indeed all weather, and earthquakes and volcanoes should be obvious to every believer. Jonah 1:4, “But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest…”

All of these “natural” calamities and expressions of his power and judgment are harbingers of the final judgment and the utter destruction of the universe by fire, when he comes to reign. For believers, our salvation draws near, for the reprobate, their destruction looms.

Lord use these means to bring in thy elect people, warn the wicked world and cause the church and the authorities to do all in their power to alleviate the suffering.

Young Universe

Comets cannot be more than a few thousand years old or they would all have disintegrated.

Fast Facts

  • Spiral galaxies rotate much too quickly for an old universe. They would be twisted beyond recognition if they were really as old as secular astronomers claim.
  • The magnetic fields of planets and moons in our solar system are consistent with their age of a few thousand years, but are much too strong for an age of billions of years.
  • The debris shed by disintegrating comets is what causes meteor showers. Since earth intersects such a debris field once each year, most meteor showers are annual.

AIG article

Who are in the image of God?

 

“It is commonly taught that all human beings bear the image of God. Yet that would mean that man by nature is like God, which Scripture says he is not. Man certainly was like God when the Almighty created him. But he became like the devil when he listened to him. The ones who bear God’s image are those who are in God’s Image. Christ is the Image of God, and only those who are in Him are like Him, and thus like God. Although these imagebearers have an evil nature, God is the Father of their spirit, and in their spirit they look like their Father.” From article that can be read in full below:

Standard Bearer May 15th 2017 p376

God of predation

 

Many people, even Christians think vegetarianism or veganism is the way to live. They have the moral “high ground.” Not so!  In Genesis 9:3 God states,” Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Psalm 104 also relates how God provides grass for the grazers, cereals for man and meat (other animals and /or fruit) for the predators! He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;” and “The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.”(v 14). He even feeds the whales, “leviathan” who plays in the ocean (vv26-27). All life depends on his provision.  Paul addresses “food fads” in Romans 14 where he states that the brother who eats no meat is weaker but nevertheless is not to be despised but accepted because both his scruples and your freedom to eat what you want, are based on your respective weak and stronger faith, but you are brothers!

Irreducible Complexity

Irreducible Complexity

Some details surrounding human conception that MUST happen and thus were programmed by God and CANNOT have ever gone through an evolutionary process.

For the conception of a baby these details are necessary:

  • Sperm moved along by Fallopian Tube muscles NOT their tails (flagellae).
  • Without capacitation the sperm can’t fertilize egg.
  • Cilia (hairs on the walls of cells of tubes) move the egg by waves (like wind on a wheatfield).
  • Sperm releases acrosomal contents to dissolve the sticky coating around the egg and another enzyme dissolves the outer egg coat.
  • After fertilisation granules inside the membrane thicken it to stop the rest of the sperms.
  • Human chorionic gonadotrophin from the syncitiotrophoblast (one massive jelly-like cell around the egg) penetrates the uterus to start formation of placenta.
  • After birth when the raw womb lining bleeds where placenta was attached sphincters close the ends of the uterine arteries and oxytocin from suckling breast  stop mother bleeding to death.

Egg being moved by cilia.

This video from Answers in Genesis is brilliant and gives a full account of the processes.

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