• After Death, Is Jesus God?, Rob Robinson, Why does God allow suffering?

    Posted on October 23rd, 2013

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    The Timing of the Lord in Prophecy

    The Timing of the Lord in Prophecy

    The testimony of John is that Lazarus was Jesus’ friend and that He loved him. The reasonable question would be why the Lord waited until His friend was dead before He came to him. Upon hearing that Lazarus was very sick, Jesus remained in Jerusalem for two days before departing the two-mile journey to Bethany. Most of us, when we have learned that a close friend or relative is very sick and may die, we would stop whatever we are doing and go to our friend immediately. Instead, Jesus waits. When the Lord arrived at the home of Mary and Martha, Lazarus had already been dead for four days. This can only mean that Jesus had intentionally stayed in Jerusalem until Lazarus had died.

    By the time that Jesus arrives in Bethany, Lazarus’ body was already in a rapid state of decomposition. The Lord wanted to make sure that all those who were there, as well as those who would read this story later, would understand that Lazarus was really dead. Jesus had a greater purpose for Lazarus than saving him from death. He wanted to demonstrate that He is the Messiah and that He has the power to resurrect to life all those who place their complete trust in Him.

    A delayed answer is often the Lord’s will

    A second important point that we should understand from this event: The Lord will often delay an answer to our pleas for help so that He can do an even greater work in our life. The sisters of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, had lost hope when their brother had died. As Jesus came into Bethany, Martha ran to meet Jesus; while Mary sat alone in the house. Everyone believed that it was too late, but Jesus wanted all of us to know that nothing is too hard for Him. When the circumstances of our life seem hopeless, this is when the Lord can do His greatest work. We should never give up in trusting the Lord. We don’t know what He might want to do even when we see no possibility of a solution. Remember that the Lord always has your best interest at heart. Everything which He brings you to, He will also bring you through. Though it might seem hopeless, you serve a God in whom all things are possible.

  • After Death, Excerpts from the Book, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson, The Wrath of God

    Posted on August 27th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Bear The Sins of Many

    The theme of the Messiah, bearing the sins of many, is recurrent throughout a large portion of the Old Testament. The fact that the Holy Spirit repeatedly makes this declaration in the prophecies of the Messiah makes it certain that the Lord desires that we understand He has sent His Son to die for each one of us.

    When God says something once, we should sit up and take notice. When He repeats a principle a second time, we should rise up and begin to study why. If there should be numerous occasions when the Lord declares a point to us, it should become for us an anthem.

    You will notice that throughout the study of these 365 Prophecies, specific principles are repeated. This is by design, as the Lord is seeking to remind us of certain important points that pertain to our salvation.

    2 Peter 1:15 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things…

    It seems that the purpose of this repetition of the Messiah as the “sin bearer” is to balance the constant and often overlooked fact of man’s total depravity. In this modern society where it is politically incorrect to call someone a “sinner,” the church has become ineffective at conveying the message of repentance for salvation.

    There is no salvation without repentance. There is no eternal life without first the death of pride and self. There is no reward for the life that we live for the Lord if there is not first a foundation of utter helplessness and dependance on the complete work of Jesus’ cross.

  • After Death, Doctrine, Encouragement, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson

    Posted on March 28th, 2012

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    The Prophecy of “Limited Time” For Salvation

    The Prophecy of “Limited Time” For Salvation

    In the old testament, the Lord described a time period in which He would accept man’s repentance and turning to the Messiah’s sacrifice for his salvation. That time period is not forever, nor will the Lord wait any longer than the lifespan of any man. If a person should die without receiving the Messiah’s sacrifice as the payment for their sins, this person will be lost forever, with no hope of redemption.

    Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

    The Grace of God, though it is far reaching, long and with great patience, it does have a limit. God will not “strive” with man over his sin and need for salvation forever.

    The time period in which God will hear a sinners repentance, and plea for salvation, is now, before any of us die, before the Lord Jesus returns to make final judgment on the world. If anyone should be obstinate and refuse the Lord’s generous offer of forgiveness, there will come a time when it will be too late, and there will be no right of appeal.

  • After Death, Fulfilled Prophecy, Heaven, Rob Robinson, Time and Eternity

    Posted on March 11th, 2012

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    What Time is it in Heaven?

    What Time is it in Heaven?

    What is the difference between the measurement of time here on Earth, and the way that time is measured in Heaven?

    On Earth, the seconds, minutes, hours and days are measured “Linearly” Each moment occurs one after the other, with the beings on the planet living within the unfolding of those moments.

    In Heaven, everything has already taken place.

    If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you are already there in heaven with all of the redeemed, living forever with the Lord. All the events of the Bible have come to a close. The events of the last days that Bible Prophecy students study and watch, have all been concluded. All the things that God has promised in His word, have already been fulfilled. There is nothing remaining that needs to be completed in the total plan of God.

  • After Death, Atheists, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Heaven, Hell, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on February 22nd, 2012

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    What Happens at the Moment of Death?

    What Happens at the Moment of Death?

    The thoughts, feelings, emotions and love that we carry with us here on earth, are continued in heaven. We gain the proper perspective on all of our feelings and emotion in heaven and are better able to understand each one, as well as manage and control them. All of our experiences on earth will be remembered in Heaven. Those that we knew and loved on earth, who make it to heaven, will be known and recognized by us, as if we had always known them. Relationships that were close while here on earth, will grow even closer in heaven, where time and the limits of earthly life did not allow all that could have been.

    People who we have known and loved on earth but were never quite able to express that love to in words that we desired, will hear our true thoughts and intentions, as communication will then be perfected. Unforgiveness, broken relationships, misunderstandings, will all be mended and healed in heaven and we will be able to enjoy friendships that were lost, forever.

    All regrets of past failures in our earthly life will be wiped away, and we will finally come to the realization and acceptance that God has forgiven us, and cleansed us of all our sins. On earth we may hear and claim that we accept God’s forgiveness for our sins, but we are never truly able to experience the total freedom from the guilt of those sin. In heaven, all guilt will be gone. We will never be afraid again. We will never feel lonely or lost, or abandoned. Love will surround us, as it emanates from God’s throne, to every creature in heaven who has been saved by His great love.

  • The End of All Flesh: The Rise of the New Age

    The End of All Flesh: The Rise of the New Age

    The Bible describes the timing of this event as being the beginning of a period of seven years of Tribulation. Daniel chapter 11, and 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, indicate that a new world ruler will appear on the scene that will bring peace and calm to a world shattered by news of the disappearance of so many.

    According to New Age philosophy, this world leader will also appear on the earth during the last days. He is referred to as the “Maitreya”, who will announce himself as the “Christ”.

    The Bible describes this coming leader who is hailed as the “savior”, as being a “false Christ”, or “antichrist”.

    During the last seven years of the current age, the Bible describes this false Christ as drawing most of the world into the worship of him as their God.

    According to the authors of New Age doctrine, those who have disappeared during the Rapture, will be those who would have rebelled against this new Christ. New Age leader Ruth Montgomery, describes their New Age belief that the Messiah cannot appear on the earth until these troublesome ones have been removed, so that the earth is prepared for his coming. Those who are removed will be sent to another planet where they will be reprogrammed in their thinking. apparently this answer will satisfy most of the world population and they will hail this new leaders as the answer to all of man’s problems.

    It will be the rise and pinnacle of the New Age movement that will eventually lead to the removal of the true church and the beginning of the seven year tribulation. The world view of New Age philosophy is that the planet is being prepared for a coming Christ and the uniting of the whole world under one government, one financial system, and one religious system, headed by one man.

  • The Ultimate Evolutionary Process

    The Ultimate Evolutionary Process

    Men and women debate the theory of Evolution, verses the creation of the universe by an almighty, wise and wonderful God. The Bible ignores the subject of trying to prove the existence of God, for to do so, it claims is “Foolishness”, since the evidence of His existence is all around us in the things that He has made.
    Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…

    The geologic record contains not one shred of evidence that any intermediary species in some evolutionary process, became a different species. Yet the astronomical record reveals that the conditions to which all the Galaxies in the universe were formed, were made under fluctuations in the ratio of temperature to matter that were “perfect” and “just right” for life to exist. If fluctuations in these ratios of temperature to matter were too large, the universe would consist of massive black holes. If the fluctuations were too small, there would never have been the formation of a single star. Scientists call this phenomenon the “Goldilocks Condition”. Someone created this perfect balance between matter and temperature, to make life possible, not just on the Earth, but in the entire Universe, so that the Earth would contain an environment suited for human beings, once they were created and placed here.

  • After Death, Controversial Subjects, Heaven, Hell, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on October 31st, 2011

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    Steve Jobs Last Words, Evidence of the Spirit World

    Steve Jobs Last Words, Evidence of the Spirit World

    I recently read the eyewitness account of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, last words. while on his death bed Mr. Jobs gazed back and forth across the room at his family and loved ones, then to an area of the room where no persons were seen standing. At that moment, apparently just before his death, he saw something in the room that no one else could see and spoke the final words “oh wow, oh wow, oh wow…”

    It has been noted that Steve was a follower of New Age philosophy and Buddhism. Steve was not a Christian, so it is for certain that he did not see the Lord or one of His angels who had come to carry him back to heaven. Perhaps it was a view into the spirit world to which he was about to enter, as his own spirit would soon depart his body, at death.

    All human beings are eternal spirits. During our time here on earth, while living our lives in these bodies, we must make the decision where we choose to spend that eternity. Jesus Christ has offered the forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all those who humbly come to Him and receive Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus said that only He has the power to grant eternal life in Heaven, there is no other way but through Him. Should a person make a free will choice to reject Jesus Christ during their life, there remains no other way for that a person to be saved. In this case, a person who chooses to reject the Lord will not be forced to live in Heaven with God. The only other dwelling place for eternal spirits is hell.