The Bride of Christ

By Daniel Valles, Posted to Editor's Blog: 10/21/2014
 
       
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New Article! The Lord opened a great door of opportunity recently for me to teach on this subject with a local church, and it was an incredible blessing to review and share Christ’s magnificent work on our behalf.

This article reviews the ancient and traditional Jewish wedding model, and how Christ’s work on our behalf mirrors the pattern in many incredible ways. When we see that the Church (the body of believers) is called the Bride of Christ, it also helps us more fully understand and grasp many of the promises, exhortations, prophecies - and gives greater insight into our relationship with our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ. Maranatha!

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Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile
10/30/2014, en.ria.ru
According to the statement, it was the first operational test launch of Bulava in line with the program of combat training. All previous launches were part of development testing. The three-stage Bulava SLBM carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).
Israel Reopens Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
10/30/2014, nytimes.com
Under heavy pressure and the threat of new Israeli-Palestinian strife, Israel announced on Thursday that it would reopen a contested holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday morning, a day after closing it for the first time in years. ...was the first complete closing of the site since 2000, when a visit by Ariel Sharon — who was then the leader of the opposition in Parliament — helped set off the second Palestinian intifada. ...“Jordan is finding it hard to explain to its people that it is in its interest to maintain the peace treaty and defend it,”
Sweden recognizes Palestine, following up on new prime minister’s vow
10/30/2014, jta.org
Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachmann, in response. In a statement, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said the recognition was “an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.”
Maine governor says quarantine talks with nurse failed
10/30/2014, usatoday.com
Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that talks with nurse Kaci Hickox had broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to force her to adhere to a 21-day quarantine aimed at Ebola health workers.
After Glick shooting, Ben-Dahan calls on PM to restore sovereignty in Jerusalem
10/30/2014, jpost.com
Ben-Dahan called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich to impose order immediately and to restore security and sovereignty to the capital.
UN Holds Emergency Meeting on Israel Tensions
10/30/2014, abcnews.go.com
A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans. The council met at the request of member Jordan on behalf of the Palestinians, who are insisting upon a halt to such settlement efforts.
Abbas: Closure of al-Aqsa holy site a ‘declaration of war’
10/30/2014, timesofisrael.com
“This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.
Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
10/30/2014, philly.com
Some of Donetsk's boiler stations that provide heat to homes are situated on the front line of fighting. Accessing them to switch on the heating - if the equipment is intact - is simply too dangerous, Zuyev says. ...As of Tuesday, nearly 2,000 private houses and several dozens of apartment blocks were without electricity, while 49 villages and 3 towns in the region were partly or fully cut off
Australia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countries
10/29/2014, reuters.com
...it issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.
Court orders for Texas pastors’ speeches withdrawn
10/29/2014, miamiherald.com
Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.
NATO jets track “unusual” Russian bomber sorties
10/29/2014, reuters.com
...tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations. ...there had been no violation of NATO airspace -- as there was last week when a Russian spy plane briefly crossed Estonia's border. But such high numbers of sorties in one day were, he said, rare in recent years.
How Will The Stock Market React To The End Of Quantitative Easing?
10/29/2014, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
If that sounds like "cheating" to you, that is because it is cheating. If you or I tried to print money, we would be put in prison. When the Federal Reserve does it, it is called "economic stimulus". ...what all of this "easy money" has done is fuel the greatest stock market bubble in history.
Editor: Related: Fed Ends QE, Perks Up Labor Market Outlook
Creation Cadets
10/28/2014, creationcadets.com
Creation Online Museum - the world's largest virtual collection of creation evidence
Editor: Our sister ministry site is now up again after some technical difficulties. Check it out!
Pope says evolution, Big Bang are real
10/28/2014, usatoday.com
"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," Francis said.
Editor: 1 Timothy 6:20 - "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called." Profane Francis babbles not only about the profane queen of heaven, but also blasphemes and lies about God and His Creation!
New York revises controversial policy on Ebola quarantines amid pressure
10/27/2014, washingtonpost.com
Elaborating on the procedures, Cuomo said health-care workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients but do not show symptoms of the deadly virus can return to their homes but will be forced to remain there while being monitored by state health officials for symptoms. He said those being monitored can interact with family and friends.
What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets?
10/27/2014, cdc.gov
Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.
X2.0 Solar Flare
10/27/2014, solarham.net
A strong X2.0 solar flare, now the sixth X-Class event around region 2192, was detected at 14:47 UTC Monday morning (Oct 27). The event triggered a strong R3 radio black on the sunlit side of Earth. So far the event does not appear to be eruptive, meaning a noteworthy CME is not expected.
Jerusalem is Simmering: 1,000 Additional Forces Sent to Capital
10/26/2014, israelnationalnews.com
As a result of the recent escalation of terror and violence in Jerusalem, law enforcement agencies are working Sunday to bring more security forces to the capital. An additional 1,000 Israeli Police and Border Patrol forces will be on hand to oversee security in eastern Jerusalem. ...The tensions continued last night, when Palestinian youths clashed with security forces in several neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem.
Cuomo says mandatory quarantine for Ebola health care workers is legally enforceable
10/26/2014, nydailynews.com
Cuomo did not specify how the quarantine would be enforced if someone challenged it and did not say if a traveler could be subject to arrest for refusing to cooperate.
X2.0 Solar Flare
10/26/2014, solarham.net
Fifth X-Class flare observed around region 2192, this time an X2.0 at 10:56 UTC / Oct. 26th. Strong R3 radio blackout observed on sunlit side of Earth. A noteworthy CME does not appear to be associated with the latest event.
Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers
10/24/2014, telegraph.co.uk
...declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. ...The decision was also taken to close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only route into the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.
Russia’s Putin blames U.S. for destabilizing world order
10/24/2014, washingtonpost.com
...accused the United States on Friday of trying to “reshape the whole world” for its benefit, in a fiery speech that was one of the most anti-American of his 15 years as Russia’s paramount leader. ...In nationally broadcast remarks that lasted nearly three hours ...Russia “is not asking anyone for permission” in its conduct of world affairs, Putin said. ...faulted the United States for a rise in global terrorism, a resumption of a global arms race and a general worsening of global security.
Despite Riches, Venezuela Starts Food Rationing
10/24/2014, online.wsj.com
Despite its technological twist on the old allotment booklet, Venezuela’s new program of rationing is infuriating consumers who say it creates tiresome waits, doesn’t relieve shortages and overlooks the far-reaching economic overhauls the country needs to resolve the problem. ... only 30% of the normal level of basic, price-controlled goods were available in a select group of Caracas supermarkets...
New York-New Jersey Quarantines Fuel Ebola Debate
10/24/2014, online.wsj.com
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut instituted involuntary 21-day quarantines Friday on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to prevent the spread of Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid to the stricken region.
X3.1 SOLAR FLARE
10/24/2014, solarham.net
Sunspot 2192 unleashed the sixth strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle, a major X3.1 solar flare peaking at 21:40 UTC on Friday evening. To our surprise, just like all previous events around 2192, little to no CME appears to be associated. More updates to follow if necessary.
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
10/24/2014, philly.com
Heath officials have repeatedly given assurances that the disease is spread only by direct contact with bodily fluids ...and that the virus survives on dry surfaces for only a matter of hours.
U-Verse customers report strange emergency message
10/24/2014, myfoxatlanta.com
Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. ...There are no known actual emergency alerts that would have prompted activation
Editor: Hmmm...
NYPD officers seen discarding gloves
10/24/2014, news.yahoo.com
In a video published by the Daily Mail and broadcast on CNN, the unidentified officers can be seen discarding a mask, gloves and yellow police tape in the garbage can in Harlem, where the 33-year-old doctor lives.
Solar Flares
10/23/2014, spaceweather.com
Since the week began, giant sunspot AR2192 has produced 27 C-class solar flares, 8 M-class flares, and 2 X-flares. ...NOAA forecasters estimate a 95% chance of M-class flares and a 55% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours.
Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients
10/23/2014, reuters.com
The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. ...Officials from at least three hospital systems interviewed by Reuters said they were considering whether to withhold individual procedures or leave it up to individual doctors to determine whether an intervention would be performed.
How’s Romans 13 Working For You, Pastors?
10/23/2014, newswithviews.com, By Coach Dave Daubenmire
I guess I don't understand all the hubbub. Why are Houston's pastors objecting to turning over their sermons to the government? Haven't they told all of us to “obey the authorities?” Doesn't Romans 13 demand that we obey un-Godly government? ...This may come as a shock to you, but Jesus is above Caesar.
Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square
10/23/2014, newyork.cbslocal.com
The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

 

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