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Choose the Commonwealth NOT EU! 22-08-17

Choose the Commonwealth NOT EU! Australians call for new migrant rights after Brexit

COMMONWEALTH countries are urging the British government to give their citizens improved rights after Brexit.

By BELINDA ROBINSON   PUBLISHED: 13:10, Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa May's plans for EU citizens post Brexit are being looked over by commonwealth countries

The calls, led by Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, are growing louder as the British team negotiate citizens rights with the European Union.

Ms Bishop told The Times there would be widespread disappointment in Australia and fellow Commonwealth countries if nothing is done to secure the rights of its population in Britain.

She warned her concerns were echoed by New Zealand, India and Canada.

Under the proposals which Theresa May outlined to fellow leaders in June, all EU nationals who have been in the UK for five years will be entitled to “settled status”, granting them the same rights as their British neighbours to healthcare, education, welfare benefits and pensions.

Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and others arriving after a yet-to-be-defined cut-off date will have a “grace period” to regularise their status.

Ms Bishop has demanded the same rights as those offered to the EU - meaning, Australians will have a greater right to remain in the UK.

Mrs May said her plans “Give those three million EU citizens in the UK certainty about the future of their lives and we want the same certainty for the more than one million UK citizens who are living in the European Union.”

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop wants Australians rights to be secure after Brexit

The Home Office has plans to give European citizens wanting to work in Britain after Brexit a soft touch immigration option.

They would not need to apply for visas but their employers would need to get a work permit. This way, the government would be able to control the number of permits issued.

However, many Commonwealth countries fear the system would penalise their citizens. They have to have secured a job and have a visa at hand to ensure that they can come to England.

Australians have to obtain a visa to allow them to stay in the UK for five years - but are only eligible if they have secured a skilled job, with a £25,000 salary.

All EU nationals who have been in the UK for five years will be entitled to “settled status”

At least 137,000 EU citizens came to work in the UK last year. 

Figures show that there were at least 157,000 Australians and New Zealand working in the UK. 

But many commonwealth countries are hoping that the process could be streamlined.

Bible Students fully expected to see Britain embrace the Commonwealth Countries following BREXIT. Bible Prophecy is very clear on the fact that Britain will along with the Commonwealth Countries (and America who is also of British origin) make up the King of the South at the time of the end that will move to stop Russia and Europe from invading the Middle East.

God has declared the End from the Beginning and the Bible (God's Word) revealed that Britain would not be part of the EU when Christ Returns to Earth, and World Events have conspired to ensure that has now happened. But we need to keep watching this development as there is much to see yet as Britain takes her place once more on the World Political Stage.

See this Article to learn more about Britian and the Commonwealth Block in Bible Prophecy.

So yet again we see the hand of God at work in the nations to ensure that His purpose unfolds on the earth.  Britain has now voted to leave the EU and will rebuild her ties with the Commonwealth Block.  Together they will challenge the rise of Russia and the EU and their influence in the Middle East. 

See this article below to learn more about this:

Britain a Trading Nation Again

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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The Greek word for "know" in the passage above is 'ginosko' and it means to have a thorough and deep understanding of the subject. 

 

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“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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The Pre-Existence of Christ

The Pre-Existence of Christ

"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him."(Acts 10:38 NRSV)

DID CHRIST EXIST BEFORE HE WAS BORN?

In the natural order of things, this would be a silly question. How could anyone exist before they were born? Unfortunately, when it comes to religious superstition, there are many who teach falsely that Jesus was first God, and then he became a man. This doctrine is referred to as "the pre-existence of Christ." This is a false teaching that we need to review and clarify because so many have been deceived by it.

 

The verse in the box at the top presents us with important Bible information that has a bearing on this subject. This anointing of Jesus took place right after he was baptized. We read the story of the baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3:16-17.

"And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened"the Spirit of God descending like a dove..." unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

JESUS ANOINTED BY GOD

There are many interesting revelations in Acts 10:38 (above) that are worth our consideration:

If Jesus were God, how could he anoint himself, and continue to be "with him"?

If the Holy Spirit was a person (as some erroneously teach), how could one person anoint another with a third person?

The name Christ means "anointed"; Jesus of Nazareth did not become Jesus the Christ (the anointed), -until after the anointing occurred. How then could Christ pre-exist?

Other relative questions:

How could a son be alive before his mother and still be her offspring?

How could Jesus be the descendent of Abraham and David if he was born before they were?

"And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."(Hebrews 1:6)

The Angels at the Creation of the World

 

If we study the account of the Creation in the first few chapters of Genesis, we will learn that the "elohim" At the Creation of the World(translated "God" in the Authorized Version of the Bible) assisted the Lord God with the work of the creation. These "elohim" are what we call the angels.

We read, for example, in Genesis 1:26, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The words "us" and "our" in this verse demonstrate clearly that the one true God, the Creator of heaven and earth, was not speaking. The use of plural terms teaches us that the "elohim" (the angels) were agents that carried out the work of the creation, using God's power and under His direction.

This information is somewhat incidental to our theme, (that Christ did not pre-exist before his birth in about 4 BC). it does however, provide support for the Bible teaching on the origins of Christ. The verse from Hebrews 1:6, as quoted above, speaks about all of the angels of God worshiping at the birth of Jesus. In fact, we find evidence that this actually came to pass in the Gospel of Luke:

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 1:10-14)

The point to all of this is simple. If Christ existed in the beginning with God, he would have been alive before the angels. They would not have been able to worship him at his birth. The evidence shows otherwise, 4000 years after the Creation, they did sing praises when Jesus was born. The angels of God were alive and working, long before Jesus was born or anointed as the Christ. We learn from this evidence that our Bible teachings must be always consistent with the Bible record. Isaiah wisely proclaimed:

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." (Isaiah 8:20)

"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature."(Colossians 1:15)

Christ, the Firstborn

As we consider the verse above, from Colossians 1, we are at first inclined to think there must be a contradiction, when compared to our conclusions on the opposite page. This is a classic example of how important it is for us to consider the entire context as we study the Bible on any important subject.

Too often, people read isolated verses and they fail to consider who is speaking, who they are speaking to and what the circumstances are. In this case, the Apostle Paul is writing to the saints in the church of the Colossians. He is reminding them how blessed they are to be in Christ Jesus and to be "partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." (Verse 12)

To understand what he meant when he wrote of Christ as the firstborn of every creature, we need to read all of the surrounding text. In particular, we should look at verses 17 and 18 in this first chapter.

"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence."'

These words are self explanatory and they are consistent with other verses, such as the prophecy in Psalm 89:27. This tells about an event that was still future when the Psalms were recorded. "Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth."

Yes, Jesus the Christ became the firstborn from the dead. We read also, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept." (1 Corinthians 15:20) He is the firstborn and the firstfruits of a new creation- called a "new and living way" in Hebrews 10:20. (This is also called a new heaven and a new earth in Revelation 21.)

Christ is the "head of the body, the church". Consequently, it can also be said of him that he is the creator of this new and living way. It was his life of obedience to the Father's will and his faithful sacrifice that laid the foundation stone for his spiritual temple, the body of believers. He is also said to be the "author and finisher of our faith" in Hebrews 12:2.(Compare Revelation 1:8,) All of these terms of praise and exaltation are appropriate for Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Master in the new creation. Jesus is the author, the Lord, the creator of this new order of things.

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him." (Colossians 1:6)

When we read that Jesus "is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature", let us be sure we read the entire context, comparing it with "all Scripture". We can only conclude that Christ was the firstborn in a new creation; he was not born before the foundation of the world in Eden.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God..."(John 1:1)The Word (logos) of God

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."(John 1:14)

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

 

Much of the confusion in the erroneous teaching of the pre-existence of Christ is developed around a misunderstanding of the language in the 1st chapter of John. (Verse 1 and 14 shown above are the key verses on this subject.)

"In the beginning was the word."The "word" in these verses is taken from the Greek "logos". It means reasoning or motive and indicates that God had a plan in His mind from the beginning, that He would have a son who would become the saviour of the human race. This plan was first introduced as words of promise. The first formal promise of the future savior is found in Genesis 3:15, where God told the serpent- "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel." (NRSV)

In the future, this "offspring" of the woman (Eve) would strike the offspring of the serpent on the head, destroying it. As we grow in understanding of the Bible, we learn that the offspring of the serpent was sin and death, the result of the serpent's lie. We also learn that Jesus would be the promised descendent of Eve, that was destined to destroy the effects of sin. (See also Hebrews 2:14.)

THE WORD MADE FLESH -For the entire Old Testament period these promises of the coming offspring of the woman were revealed only as inspired words in the Holy Scriptures. We are also told that God's promised son would not be born until a future time. "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law..." (Galatians 4:4-5)

When Jesus was born to a virgin named Mary, this promised word finally became flesh and dwelled among us. (As recorded in John 1:14) There is no magic in this account, nothing mysterious at all. The word (or plan) was in God's mind in the beginning. This purpose was so important that it became His entire purpose and being (it was God). He revealed His purpose first through the inspired word, and then when it was time, the plan became a reality when Jesus was born.

And the life of Jesus has given hope to all those who believe in him according to the Truth of the Word of God, to believe in false teaching will not put you on the path to salvation no matter how sincere you might be.

And the Word of God has warned us of this in a prophecy that reveals that many will come to Jesus when he returns only to say...

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.”   Jeremiah 16:19

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THE OFFER OF LIFE OR DEATH

 
 

The Offer of Life or Death“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”    2 Timothy 4:3-4

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   John 4:23-24

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