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Tomorrow marks the beginning of the season of Tabernacles with the Feast of Trumpets, the first of three special events, which God commands all who claim Him as their God to uphold. Read Leviticus 23:23-25.

The Feast of Trumpets prepares people for the Day of Atonement, but also reminds us of the Lords impending return.

Passover and Pentecost have been fulfilled, but Tabernacles is yet to be fulfilled, but will soon. Are you ready?
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KEEP THE SABBATH HOLY

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) Letters from Emmaus ‘Keep The Sabbath Holy’ It’s hard to imagine a disciple of Jesus Christ not agreeing with the Ten Commandments. They are probably the most famous passage of scripture, yet frequently their deeper meanings are unappreciated.   No disciple of Christ would disagree that stealing, murdering, coveting, committing adultery and lying are wrong, yet for some reason we ignore the command about the Sabbath? Our Father in Heaven is explicitly clear about this matter – keep the Sabbath Holy. (eg Exodus 20:8 & Deut 5:12)  The Sabbath/Shabbat is Saturday, not Sunday (God rested on the seventh day and made it holy – Gen 2:2-3).  If you visit Jerusalem there is a siren that sounds every Friday, close to sunset, to advise people the Sabbath is soon to begin.  People everywhere scurry home from their busy weekday lives to share in the Lord’s day of rest. The early church kept the Sabbath until the time of Emperor Constantine and the notorious Council of Nicea, who wilfully rejected the church’s Hebraic roots and many of God’s precepts, including replacing Saturday with ‘Sun-Day’.  This was done in part to appease the dominant pagan cultures, (for whom sun worship was prevalent, dating back to Babylonian times) by blending Christian doctrine with pagan practices, which included sun worship.   Constantine Canon XXIX states: “Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honouring the Lord’s Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians. But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema from Christ.”  And in his ‘Sun-Day...

BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come, Holy is His name. Amen. Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to be holy as the Lord they serve is holy. We are His people, a royal priesthood, chosen and set apart for Him. Therefore as His bondservants we are to remain unspotted by the ways of this world. The word holiness in Greek is hagios, and means different or otherness. The temple of God was to be holy, different to any other building. Set apart for special service to Him. This is holiness – to be set apart. It implies something is distinguished and distinct. For us, being holy means we to are to be distinguishable from the world, like our Master. The Hebrew word used in the Old Testament was qodesh and again means apartness, set apart or sacred. As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, be holy as I am holy. – 1 Peter 1:15 Jesus told us clearly to come out and be separate, not to do as the world does. This is being holy: setting ourselves apart and distinguishing ourselves from the world by not doing as the world does. It’s why Jesus teachings were so revolutionary in their day going against the current of contemporary culture at the time, including religious culture. It’s why He had such challenges from religious leaders who nullified the commands of God by replacing them with the traditions of men – just as today! As His word does...

COMFORT & SAFETY – IDOLS OF THE MODERN AGE

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) Comfort and safety. These two words sum up so much of today’s materialistic resistance when it comes to serving the Lord. “Will I be comfortable and will I be safe?” These are thoughts that underpin much of our thinking, often rooted in fear, yet God has not given us a spirit of fear! “Will I be safe and comfortable?” are not questions the first disciples asked Jesus as He walked beside Galilee. He saw them fishing and said, come, I will make you fishers of men. It is written they ‘immediately left their nets and followed Him.” (Matt 4:19) Never was there a debate or weeks of prayer or health and safety assessments, they just got up and went. Never did they ask if the work would be safe, would they have somewhere comfortable to stay. They just went. A little later, Jesus saw James and John fishing too, and again He called them and again it is written they immediately left. They left their father Zebedee in the boat and just walked off. As with Simon (Peter) and Andrew, they just left to follow and serve. Peter was married we know, as Jesus later prayed for his mother in law. Yet these men walked away from their livelihoods and families and went, without questioning, to follow the Master, the King of kings, who said “come.” We know from scripture that their journey with the Lord was neither safe nor comfortable. The journey was fraught with problems, dangers, challenges and hard work. Today, Jesus is still saying; “come.” He is still seeking disciples even in...

ABORTION – MURDER OR MERCY?

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) Abortion – Murder or Mercy? In recent months the head of the midwives’ union, Cathy Warwick, caused controversy by stating that abortions should be allowed to be performed at full term. In other words, a baby could be aborted right up to the hour before its natural birth. This controversy has become a catalyst for bringing this subject into the light, by examining it through the lens of God’s word, to consider whether abortion is an act of mercy, or simply murder in disguise. The secular worldview is reinforced by such statements as: The BPAS’s “We Trust Women” campaign was launched in February and proposes, “the abortion time limit be removed from criminal law”.[i]  RCM Chief Executive, Cathy Warwick, has come out in support of a campaign calling for abortion to be completely decriminalised and for the 24 week abortion limit to be “relegated to history”[ii]. Royal College of Midwives backs abolition of abortion law that could see women terminate unborn child at any point[iii] The Emmaus Group doesn’t seek to judge or condemn, but we do seek to honour God’s word by highlighting His view on children, who are described as ‘gifts of God.’[iv]   On the Day of Judgment, man’s ideas and thoughts on this subject will count for nothing when weighed against God’s. For He is a God of justice, who sits upon His throne in the kingdom of heaven, and kingdoms are not democracies! His laws, precepts and statutes are non-negotiable. So when man violates them there are consequences and if abortion is murder – there will be consequences. Let’s remind ourselves...

WHY BRITAIN HAD TO LEAVE THE EU

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) Why Britain had to leave the EU – it was God’s will for us! It is written that God establishes the boundaries of nations and for those who understand the times we are in, you realise we’re getting close to the end of days. So in light of the Referendum outcome, we decided to publish this article as we believe Britain could be the ancient nation of Tarshish, as referred to in Old Testament biblical prophecy. Tarshish is listed as one of the nations that challenges the Gog- Magog confederacy that sets itself up against Israel. Tarshish is also one of the first nations to bring offerings (tribute) to the God of Israel therefore could not be part the Gog-Magog confederacy. The Emmaus Group believes our deliverance from Europe was God’s will for this nation, for His word does not return void but will perform what He purposes, in the thing for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:11). So be encouraged, but also understand such revelation highlights the times we’re in. Time is now very short and Britain will soon be humbled. What we are witnessing before our very eyes reflects both prophecy and the list of nations in Ezekiel 38.   Descendants of Noah As with all good stories we must start at the beginning. In Genesis chapter 10 it lists the nations that descended from the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Japheth himself had seven sons: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. The sons of Javan, Noah’s great-grandsons, were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. From these, the coastland peoples...

BREXIT 2 – FEAR AND LIES

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) As the date for voting over Britain’s future draws near, we felt unctioned to write one final time and remind people to prayerfully consider how to vote. If you read our previous piece on this subject you know we strongly maintain it’s time for Britain to separate herself from this corrupted controlling institution. This doesn’t mean the future will be easy, but we can regain some control over our destiny, perhaps even creating an opportunity for God to guide us again, back to former days when we were called ‘Great Britain’? In John 8:44 it is written there is no truth in him (Satan), that when he speaks he speaks from his own resources as the father of lies. Christians also know that one of Satan’s primary weapons is fear. Fear cripples, paralyses and restrains people from doing God’s will. The fiery arrows depicted in Ephesians Six are lying thoughts loosed against us by the bows of hell to paralyse us with fear and deceive us into acting in ways contrary to God’s will. What’s notable about the Brexit debate is its extensive use of fear, especially by the “stay” campaigners. The degree of scaremongering currently deployed is astonishing. Yet Christians are called not to live by fear, for our God has not given us a spirit of fear; therefore decisions made based on fear are likely to be regretted. “Fear of man is a snare,” – Proverbs 29:25. Jesus also said we should judge a tree by its fruit. The fruit of the last forty years has been that Britain has lost its sovereignty,...

ISRAEL – A THORN IN THE ARAB SIDE

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) As tensions and violence continue in the Middle East with both Palestinians and Israelis hardening their hearts, disciples of Jesus Christ who understand Israel’s unique place in biblical prophecy, must align their thinking with God’s by taking every thought captive to Christ.[i] First and foremost we are citizens of the kingdom of heaven,[ii] so must see the conflict through God’s eyes, not ours. As ambassadors for this kingdom, in all matters pertaining to political-religious conflict, we must seek first the wisdom of our King. Attempting to make sense of the Arab-Israeli conflict through man’s eye is destined only to confuse, divide and cause trouble. To understand what’s happening in this aged dispute we must turn to God’s word. For it is an aged dispute, one that goes back over four thousand years to the first disputes about land, water and inheritance. “The Lord blessed Issac…the man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.” Genesis 26 12-14. When one reads the name ‘Philistine’ in the Bible one must think Palestine. ‘Filisteen’ is simply the Arabic pronunciation of our word Philistine, from which derives the modern pronunciation Palestine. The early ‘Filisteens’/Philistines/Palestinians envied the early Israelites much as they do today. Abimelech, the Philistine king, said to Isaac “go away from us, for you are much mightier than us” (Gen 26:16). Later in verse 20, we read how Isaac’s herdsmen clashed with the Philistine herdsmen over water (much as they do today). “The...

THE METEORIC RISE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE UK

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) “The Lord will strike you with madness and confusion of mind”.… Deuteronomy 28:28 As mental health continues to rise in the UK, especially among the young, the church must begin asking why and importantly what it can do. The bible says God has not given us a spirit of fear, but power, love and notably, a ‘sound mind’.[i] Secondly, as the problem continues to grow, the church will see more sufferers entering congregations in search of solace and help. British Police recently reported a 33% increase in mental health related crime between 2011-14.[ii] Detentions under the Mental Health Act rose by almost 10% in England last year alone.[iii] Mental Health charities report a 68% increase in children being admitted to hospital for self-harming and a 10% rise in people being sectioned under the Mental Health Act between 2014/15. Finally, according to Mind, a leading UK charity, 25% of the UK population suffers mental health disorders. Disciples of Jesus are called to heal the sick and such sickness includes mental health.  We can do this because He gave us authority to do so in His name. Yet as with all sickness, disease or torment, a solution first requires identification of the root cause – a diagnosis. Focusing on the ‘presenting symptom’ is not the answer. This is why much prayer for healing does not work. It’s not that faith isn’t active or that the Lord does not heal, but simply we have prayed amiss. By comparison, Jesus always knew exactly what the root cause was hence he never failed to heal. To achieve permanent healing from...