Will Christ Find Faith in Me?

By Daniel Valles, Posted to Editor's Blog: 01/04/2015

Jesus Christ’s rhetorical question to His disciples was to make them (and us) consider what Christ is looking for in His servants, why it is especially important around the time of His return, and what considerations go toward being accounted worthy to escape. Click here to read the article.

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Editor: When we look at past history and prophecy, we see that Christ's Triumphal entry into Jerusalem was foretold in Dan 9:25, and the event that started the countdown as Artaxerxes' decree to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Given the events surrounding the liberation of Auschwitz, and the formal creation of the state of Israel three years later, we see many parallels that provide food for thought as the world now observes the 70th anniversary of the liberation. More more in-depth recap of where we are on the prophetic timeline, read our article, Revelation 12 Sign Countdown Research
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Editor: Related: 'Israel strike' kills Hezbollah men in Syria's Golan Heights - "The incident comes days after a warning to Israel by the Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, that his forces might retaliate against what he called repeated Israeli strikes inside Syria."
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