• Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on November 1st, 2013

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    A Name Above All Other Names

    A Name Above All Other Names

    In order for salvation to be possible for all human beings, the infinite counsel of God conceived a plan of redemption before the universe was created. God, who knows all things, was aware of all the events which would transpire on the earth. He knew before the moment of creation that if He made man in His image and woman in the likeness of man, they would use their power of choice with catastrophic consequences.

    The probable outcome of creating man with the ability to determine his own destiny was that he would use this great power incorrectly. Man is made like his Creator with the ability of creation, order, design, beauty and self-determination for his life. The negative results of an incorrect choice by Adam has caused all those who came after him to inherit his moral defect, which the Bible defines as “sin.”

    Imagine a world where every person is continually seeking the welfare of other people. Love is not a slogan; it is a way of life. People really love each other and they demonstrate their sincere love consistently by right behavior towards each other. No one hurts or takes advantage of anyone else. The pursuit of life is not the accumulation of money or possessions. Everyone lives for relationships: first, with God; second, with all other human beings. This was the glorious ideal that God determined for all of us when He fashioned Adam as the first man upon the earth.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Many years ago, a young man approached me immediately after I had concluded teaching the word of God on Sunday morning, and he said to me: “Pastor you have the best job in the world, you only have to work one day a week”.

    He did not realize that being a servant of God is a lifetime appointment, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

    When Jesus took the body of a man at Bethlehem, He did not become a servant to the Father on our behalf for only thirty-three and one half years, He became “a priest forever”.

    Hebrews 5:4-6 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek”

    The responsibility of becoming our High Priest was not something that Jesus took upon Himself, he was “appointed” to this position by the Father.

    The term “You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” in verse 6, is a very strange indeed. The priesthood described in the Old Testament, came from the Tribe of Levi, Jesus came from the Tribe of Judah. Here in Hebrews chapter 5, we see that Jesus is not the same type of priest as those from the tribe of Levi. Jesus is a High Priest after the likeness of Melchizedek.

  • Was Jesus Born on December 25th?

    Was Jesus Born on December 25th?

    The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year for those who love Jesus and the fact that He came to earth to offer His life for all of us. Most people do not know the true facts concerning the arrival of Jesus to earth because the story of Jesus birth has been changed by the traditions of men over the course of years.

    In this brief study we will explore the facts concerning Jesus birth and look at the evidence from a Biblical perspective.

    The gospel of Luke gives us the best account of Jesus birth, so we will start here and move through the other verses of scripture that deal with the event of Jesus birth.

    Luke 2:8-20 “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.”

    This verse in the book of Luke reveals information that may ruin your current view of Christmas. We learn from just this single verse that Jesus was not born during the winter month of December. In just a few minutes you will see why.

  • Christmas, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Holiday's Perspective, Rob Robinson

    Posted on December 10th, 2012

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    The Christmas Story, “He Will Turn Our Hearts”

    The Christmas Story, “He Will Turn Our Hearts”

    This is the first of a four part series on the Christmas Story. I wanted to take a brief reprise to focus myself on what this time of year is truly about, instead of those things where advertisers and merchants seek to direct my life. If you are like me, even during the joy and celebration of the Christmas season, I can find a reason to complain about most anything. I suppose that it is a byproduct of growing older that I find myself being more picky about more things than I should. I am an American living in the Philippines and seem to make constant comments about what is wrong with the people and culture that I find myself a part of. In reality, this is a beautiful country full of warm and friendly people who love life for it’s very essence. Although Filipino’s have much less materially than what I see Americans accustomed to, they have greater joy than anyone I have ever known living in the U.S.

    Christmas takes us back to a simpler time in all of our lives when we were children and the only things that we concerned ourselves with were play and our friends. I think that this year God would like it very much if we could all just forget about all of the complexities of our life and take a few days to just play and enjoy the many wonderful blessings we have already have in our life, like family and friends, a warm fire, good food and the remembrance of what God has done for all of us in Christmas.

  • Existence of God, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Everything, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 9th, 2012

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    Prophecy of the World’s Hatred for the Messiah

    Prophecy of the World’s Hatred for the Messiah

    Lack of evidence has nothing to do with the world’s hatred of Jesus.

    It is because the evidence is so great and irrefutable, that He is hated so adamantly. Many men have made great claims about themselves before in the history if the world, and they are quickly discounted as insane and forgotten. This is because there was no credible evidence for the claims that they made. Why is it that people hate Jesus so much? Because the evidence to support what He claimed about Himself is beyond repudiation. This is why people try so hard to discredit Him. If Jesus were not who He claimed to be, no one would pay Him any attention. The fact that He still stands out as the most important person in the history of the world, is evidence to His claims. Many millions of men and women over the course of the past two thousand years have tried to discredit Jesus, and they have all failed, and are dead and gone. Jesus is more prominent today in the world than at any other time in history. Why is this true? Because He is true and what He did and what He said is true.

  • Other Bible Teachers, Resurrection/Easter

    Posted on April 4th, 2012

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    Was Jesus Crucified on Good Friday?

    Was Jesus Crucified on Good Friday?

    “How can there be three days and three nights between Friday and Sunday?”
    The observances of Good Friday and Easter Sunday have perpetuated the traditional chronology that the crucifixion took place on a Friday, that the Lord’s body was buried on that day about 6 p.m., and that he rose from the dead early on Sunday. There are some, however, that feel this tradition is at odds with the Scriptural record. It also seems to conflict with certain prophetic and legal facts.

  • Daily Walk, Rob Robinson

    Posted on April 1st, 2012

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    The Pharisee and the Prostitute

    The Pharisee and the Prostitute

    Luke 7:36-40 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”

    In this story, Simon the Pharisee invites Jesus to have dinner with him in his home. While there, a woman enters the house of Simon, a woman who is described as “a sinner” comes and falls at the feet of Jesus. Apparently she was a prostitute who had heard Jesus speak to the crowds. Not caring what anyone thought, nor how foolish she might be seen, she burst into the house of Simon and falls at Jesus feet in deep repentance and worship of Jesus.

  • Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    Internal Proof of the Bible’s Authenticity

    The internal structure of the gospels, proves their authenticity.

    It is the contention of Atheists and Bible skeptics, that the Christians accounts of Jesus Christ, found in the four gospels are “fabrications”. Some acknowledge that a man called Jesus did live about 2,000 years ago, but there was nothing remarkable, nor miraculous about his life. Others would have us re-write the entire history of man for the past 2,000 years, claiming that there never was a person called Jesus Christ.

    When I read many of the comments made by Atheist’s, I wonder if the people who write these negative comments have actually read and studied the new testament gospels. I wonder if those who write such words have considered the fact that the single life of Jesus Christ has shaped and changed the thinking of the entire world? If He did not exist, and if He is not who He claimed to be, then how is it that He has exercised such tremendous influence upon every facet of human life?

    Just as we know that a person has been in a room, by dusting that room for their fingerprints, when we search the four corners of the earth, we find the fingerprints of Jesus Christ everywhere we look.

  • 1. The Book That Refused To Be Written

    1. The Book That Refused To Be Written

    I suppose that most writers will confess to having hidden away somewhere in the secret recesses of their most private drawer the first rough draft of a book that, for one reason or another, will never see the light of day.

    Usually it is Time — that hoary offender — who has placed his veto on the promised task. The rough outline is drawn up in a moment of enthusiasm and exalted vision; it is worked on for a time and then it is put aside to await that leisured “tomorrow” that so often never comes. Other and more pressing duties assert themselves; engagements and responsibilities multiply; and the treasured draft sinks farther and deeper into its ultimate hiding place. So the years go by, until one day the writer awakens to the knowledge that, whatever other achievements may be his, this particular book will never be written.

  • Encouragement, Holiday's Perspective, Jesus v. Everything, Rob Robinson, Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 18th, 2011

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    Thankful To Whom, For What?

    Thankful To Whom, For What?

    Next week, Americans once again have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Personally, I appreciate what Thanksgiving means this year, above all other years. I find myself over 10,000 miles away from the United States in a foreign country, serving the Lord in Ministry in the Philippines. This is the first time in my 55 years that I have not been able to be home for Thanksgiving and I feel the loss deep within my heart. It is when we suffer the loss of those things we hold dear, that the true meaning of their worth is realized.

    For most Americans, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be reunited with family and friends who we don’t get to see as often as we would like. We will overeat, fall asleep on the couch and then eat some more. Football will be on the big screens of some homes. Early Christmas movies will light the screens of others. We will hug and smile and feel the warmth of loved ones while the crisp air outside bites against the window.

  • Rob Robinson, Thinking About His Love

    Posted on October 26th, 2011

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    To Behold The Face of Jesus

    To Behold The Face of Jesus

    It is my greatest and most fervent desire to behold the face of Jesus on that great and glorious day when I see Him face to face. Whether by death or Rapture, when at once I can see the one who died for me.

    John wrote that on the day that we see Jesus, we will be “like him”, for we will see him as he is…

    1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

    Oh to be like Jesus and breath the words that he would speak and perform the deeds that he would do. But how to perform them? The constant and ongoing struggle of our life is to put off the old man and put on the new righteousness which comes from Jesus himself.

    Though our present struggles and inabilities prevent us from being all that Jesus designed us to be, we do not lose heart for we are confident that very soon we will finally put on that new man that comes from above that will never fade or falter again.

  • Salvation Made Simple

    Salvation Made Simple

    If a person takes the time to investigate the difference between Christianity and all of the other religions of the world, they will notice a profound difference.

    In all the religions of the world, each share a common bond: The requirement of that religion for the participant to perform in such a way, in order to be found acceptable.

    Only Christianity declares that there is nothing you can do to earn your salvation, except believe the good news. Jesus Christ bore the sins of all people in his own body while on the cross. He performed all the work, paid the full price, and enables anyone who will believe it, the opportunity to have salvation and eternal life.

    This free gift of eternal life is not true in all other religions of the world:

  • Rob Robinson, The Book of Revelation

    Posted on May 28th, 2011

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    “The Revealing of Jesus”

    “The Revealing of Jesus”

    The Book of Revelation Chapter 1, Part 1

    We live in exciting days!

    The period of time that the Bible describes more than any other period in all human history, are the days that you an I live in. All of the Bible is about just one subject: Jesus. Who He is, Why He exists, What He Created, How His creation fell, How in His love He redeemed it, and How He will come again to remove those who love Him from the earth and then judge the world for it’s rebellion of Him.

  • A Chronological List of Events For the Last Days

    A Chronological List of Events For the Last Days

    This is the second in a four-part series on the Last Days. In this study we will look at a Chronology of the events from the present time in history, up to the end of time here on the earth, as described in the Bible

    Two of the most asked questions from those who are interested in Bible Prophecy, are

    “What is going to happen next in the world?”

    “What does the Bible have to say about the events of the Last Days?”

    Jesus said that the entire scope of all Prophecy in the last days, is centered around the nation of Israel. For almost 2,000 years the Jews were scattered all over the face of the earth. Being without a land of their own, they had lost their national identity and their homeland.

    While Israel was without their own country, the Prophet Ezekiel wrote of a time in the last days when God would draw the Jews from all over the face of the earth, and place them back to their own land again.

    Ezekiel 37:21-22 “Then say to them, “Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land…

    The promise of restoration by the Lord, is that once the Jews are back in their own land again, they will be protected by the Lord and dwell there permanently. Once they are in their land, in the last days, the Lord will allow Israel to rebuilt their Temple again and re-institute the temple sacrifice.

    Ezekiel 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

    Israel is often referred to as being like a “fig tree” in the old testament:

    Hosea 9:10 “I found Israel Like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers As the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season.

    Jesus said that when we see the fig tree once again blossom and put forth leaves, that we know that summer is near. This is a poetic play on words that was understood by the Jews to mean that when Israel became a nation again,back in their own land, that the Lord’s return was near.

  • The First Amendment and Stupid Christians

    The First Amendment and Stupid Christians

    I know, the title of this article is a little offensive. I debated whether or not to write on this subject at all. The Supreme Court’s decision over the rights of a church to protest during the funeral of a soldier who was killed in Iraq has caused a tsunami of emotion.

    On Wednesday of this week the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment of the Constitution does protect the speech of church members who do not have a brain.

    The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued church members after they picketed his son’s funeral.

  • How To Lead A Muslim to Jesus

    How To Lead A Muslim to Jesus

    With all the attention on the Muslim Brotherhood in recent weeks, and the fall of the Mubarak government in Egypt, renewed attention has been directed at the Muslim religion.

    What is the difference between Jesus message in the Bible and the message taught by Mohammed?

    During the Muslim conquests, Christians and Jews were known as “The People of the Book”. Muslims understood that Christians had the scriptures in which they drew their purpose and direction for life.

    The reason that the land of Israel is so important to Islam is that according to their way of thinking, a land that once belonged to Islam, even if lost to a conqueror, is still holy to Islam. They believe that because these former lands of Israel, southern Europe, Spain and North Africa once were lands belonging to Islam, they should be restored to the the rule of Islam.

    According to Islam, it is Allah’s will that the entire world should be under the rule of Islam. Because of this, Muslims are very zealous and forceful in spreading the religion of Islam, either by peaceful means or by force.

    To a Muslim, the Qu’ran is the Word of God that came from their prophet Mohammad through the angel Gabriel. There are 114 chapters in the Qu’ran that deal with moral and ethical teaching, as well as the day of judgment.

    According to Islam there is just one God, and He has no Son or separate Spirit. Allah has the ability to be everywhere at once but he does not dwell within anyone or anything. Only Allah created and sustains the universe. He is merciful, just, sovereign and without equal.

  • Waiting For the Tribulation to Accept Jesus

    Waiting For the Tribulation to Accept Jesus

    Many times over the course of the past 35 years, I have heard comments from some that have heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that they would wait to accept Jesus until they saw the beginning of the Tribulation Period.

    If the Rapture is true, and if Jesus is Lord and Savor, their thought is that when the antichrist appears on the scene at the beginning of the seven year Tribulation, then they will be ready to bow their heart to Jesus.

    What always struck me a strange was the fact that the very reason for accepting Jesus now was due to the fact that He is so wonderful. Why would anyone put off something that would bring them such amazing Joy? For me, knowing and loving Jesus has been the best part of the entirety of my life. I could not imagine living the past four decades without having Jesus as the center of my life.

    What is missing in the thought patterns of many people who take this view, is the idea that “if I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior then I will be missing out on the most fun that life has to offer”. I have to laugh when I hear comments like these because in actuality, the most fun that a person can have in this short life is when they are in a vital and living relationship with Jesus. There is nothing in the world that is more satisfying than looking back on nearly 40 years and remembering how many times the Lord has blessed your life.

    In every critical and live changing moment of my life, when I needed help, provision, love or direction, Jesus has never failed to do for me what I could not do for myself. The abiding joy and deep serenity that I have experienced as a result of knowing Jesus personally, is the most valuable part of my entire life.

    These things being true, I cannot imagine why anyone would want to wait to see if the antichrist really does appear at the beginning of the Tribulation Period, before they would surrender their life to Jesus Christ.

  • Working All Things Together For Good

    Working All Things Together For Good

    satan is described as being the ruler, or god of this present world because the rulership of the earth was lost by Adam to satan back in the garden of Eden as described in Genesis.

    When God created Adam He gave dominion of the earth to Adam to rule over it forever. In Adam’s rebellion of God’s commandment he lost dominion of the earth to satan, who became the ruler of the earth.

    When Jesus came to earth and began His public ministry, the Bible records that at the beginning of His public ministry He went into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for a period of 40 days.

    One of the temptations that satan put before Jesus was to use His power as God to rescue Himself from his hunger and present desperate situation, instead of waiting on the Father to whom Jesus had submitted Himself as a servant on our behalf.

    satan offered to Jesus a shortcut to the Cross. If Jesus would simply bow down to satan and worship him as God, then satan would bequeath all the power and rulership of the earth to Jesus. satan claimed that the rulership of the earth was his to give to whomever he chose.

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