Jerusalem in Bible Prophecy: Trump’s recognition as Israel’s capital

In a courageous move, President Donald J. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today. A bold decision to the elation of the Evangelicals and Pentecostals who were waiting for the President to fulfill one of the promises during his campaign. While the base supporters of the President are in jubilation, the other side of the spectrum are reluctant to accept what has transpired.

Setting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel means that Trump is ready to move US embassy from Tel Aviv. This means that other countries also are set to follow. Thus, paving the way for Jerusalem to be the center of Israel as well as the major focus of the world.

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As Trump is delivering his speech, millions of Christians who understand bible prophecy are in amazement because what had happened delivered a big impact in their lives. It is just one of the physical evidences that God is fulfilling His promises to his people – Jews. The the land really belongs to them as He promised to Abraham.

Let’s look at some of the verses in the bible that pertain to Jerusalem.

Zechariah’s prophecy about Jerusalem was written more or less 2,500 yards ago, foretelling a future day when all the nations of the world would center on Jerusalem.

On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:3)

Though the verse is considered an end time prophecy, it doesn’t negate the fact that the event today is setting the stage for the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prediction.

Isaiah 33:20

Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.

Jeremiah 9:10-12

“For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge, Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through, And the lowing of the cattle is not heard; Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, A haunt of jackals; And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.” Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?

Mark 13:14

“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

Luke 21:20

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.

The bible tells us that at before Christ return to earth, Jerusalem will be in turmoil and conflict.

The prophet Daniel was inspired to write that, at the time of the end, the Jews would resume animal sacrifices and that a religious power called “a little horn” would arise (Daniel 7:8, 11, 21-22; 8:9-10). With his influence and control over the civil government—called the “beast” in Revelation 13:1-4—this man will use the army of the beast to stop these daily sacrifices (Daniel 8:12) and set up an “abomination of desolation” on what appears to be the Temple Mount (Daniel 12:11; Matthew 24:15).

Will there be a backlash in the Middle East?

How Can I Repay You For This Lyrics and Chords

How Can I Repay You For This – A new song in a new season of life sustains and elevates spiritual momentum. In thinking about the amazing love of God, there are plenty of songs out there to utilize. Numbers were written several decades ago and plenty were composed in the past five years. It’s hard to choose one.

In a journey to real relationship with God, one of the songs that is captivating listeners in the past months is “How Can I Repay You For This” by Pastor Joey Crisostomo. The message of the song is filled with love and worship to God in response to what He has done – a big God loving a little creature called man. How can a a big God be able to love a tiny creature like us.

This song is great for our daily devotional time with the Lord. This is a song that opens our hearts into great appreciation to God’s love. Moreover, this song opens our being into what kind of response do we have to do for His great love. In the song it is stated that we promise to love Him and serve Him more.

 

How Can I Repay You For This Lyrics and Chords

HOW CAN I REPAY YOU FOR THIS
New Song Composed By: Pastor Joey Crisostomo

Lyrics:
LORD, I STAND AMAZED
AND I CAN ONLY STAND BY YOUR GRACE
NOTHING IN ME IS SO GREAT
YET YOU LOVED ME, YOU LOVED ME THIS GREAT
HOW CAN I REPAY YOU FOR THIS
WITH SO LITTLE LORD THAT I HAVE
ALL THAT I HAVE IS A SONG THAT YOU GAVE
WITH THIS I WORSHIP YOU, OH LORD MY GOD
WITH THIS I WORSHIP YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART
I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU
I PROMISE TO SERVE YOU MORE
WITH THIS SO LITTLE LORD THAT I HAVE
WITH THIS SO LITTLE LORD THAT I’VE GOT
I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU
I PROMISE TO SERVE YOU MORE

For the complete Video and the Chords of How Can I Repay You For This, you can check it out at JIL Greenhills facebook post here. I hope you will love the music as well as the anointing that flows.

Life Groups – You Need One

 

The saying “No Man Is An Island” can always be applied to a Christian who longs to know more about God and share his life to other people. A believer has to understand deeply the importance of meeting with other Christians through a Life Group.

What is a Life Group?

A life group is a group of Christians who meet together in a weekly basis with a purpose to glorify God by worshiping, sharing the Word and encouraging one another. Sometimes it can be an avenue for the salvation of souls for the newcomers invited by the members.

Purposes of a Life Group

Sharing

A life group is a platform to share the Word of God and to proclaim one’s testimony, which serves as the most important ingredient part of the life group itself. The Word of God is always the center of all conversations during the meeting. In order for the members to experience God deeply in a life group, the leader has always a message from the Lord. It is also a way for the life group members to share the goodness of the Lord in their lives. In sharing the Word and one’s testimony, spiritual growth happens.

Supporting

A life group can also be called a “support group”. Not all the members of the life group are in great spiritual conditions. They attend the life group to feel that somebody cares. Some of them might be experiencing emotional turbulence as well financial bankruptcy. Thus, a life group intends to cover the needs of the believers as others will offer their hands and prayers.

Soul-Winning

A life group is a net for Christians to win souls. By inviting unbelievers to join a life group, intentional evangelism occurs. Surely, in a growing life group, teaching of salvation cannot be neglected if first timers attends the meeting.

How to Start a Life Group?

A life group can easily started if there’s an agreement among friends. When is the life group? Where is the venue? Who will lead? Once these questions are settled, then the group can begin a journey of sharing, supporting and soul-winning.

A Christian grows in the Lord with a community that is willing to love and serve.

Pintig Ng Iyong Puso Lyrics Complete

One of the most sought worship songs today is “Pintig ng Iyong Puso” composed by Pastor Joey Crisostomo and Bro. Marlon Oliveros. With tens of thousands of views already in Facebook and in Youtube, Pintig ng Iyong Puso continues to attract God seekers who wanted to find God though a song.

Because of the anointing that flows when singing the music, there are guitar and keyboard covers already uploaded in Youtube. The song really is becoming the avenue of the Holy Spirit for a longing soul to reach the heart of God. There’s no dry eye when a real seeker of God sings the song.

I first heard the song during our Brother Eddie School of Ministries International (BESMI) Saturday Class. Pastor Joey also explained the meaning of each word that I totally grasped it with understanding. Surely, a worshiper can hear the ‘heartbeat of God’ by singing “Pintig Ng Iyong Puso” with heart and comprehension

You are in this page primarily for the complete lyrics. Here it is.

PINTIG NG IYONG PUSO
By Ptr. Joey & Ptr. Ellen Crisostomo / Marlon & Ellen Oliveros

Parang alon sa dagat
Ika’y dumating
Parang alon sa dagat
Kami’y Iyong dalhin
Magpapatianod kami ay ihatid
Ikaw lang ang may alam nitong landasin

Kami’y akayin at Iyong dalhin
Hanggang marating na ang lalim
Ng pintig ng Yong puso
Na nagsasabing “ika’y manatili sa’king piling… at iyong dinggin,
Ako’y mahalin
at laging sundin
At sasambahin”

Hindi mapapapagod ang pusong ito
Na awitan ka at mahalin
Hindi magsasawang ikay sambahin
Bawat sandali papuri ko’y hihimigin

You can watch Pastor Joey leading the worship at JIL Greenhills here.

May you feel the presence of the Lord as you sing the song.

10 Best Devotional Books for Christians

There’s no substitute for the bible. To nourish the soul with fresh food from heaven, the bible is ultimate source. Direct reading from the bible is still the best avenue to know God intimately. Doing the MPCWA style of personal journal is advisable to those who want to live a discipline life.

For the purpose of supplemental intake, devotional books are available for Christians to grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ. With caution, devotional books are only effective if there’s a direct reading of the Word of God.

In the history of Christendom, devotional books are always part of the lives of Christians who longs to know more of God. Devotional books are serving the seekers to understand more of God through the interpretation revealed by the author.

In my journey with the Lord, devotional books have brought me into deeper relationship with the Lord. I will always treasure these books for they were written by people who met God in a unique and intimate way.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer delineates the journey of the seeking soul. He talks here about spiritual awareness which is the key in being near to God. Tozer writes about self-abnegation and the joy of possessing nothing. This is one of the best books for those who want to seek God deeper.

 

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

In a world social media and thousands of information being absorbed daily, it is difficult to stay connected with God. The Practice of the Presence of God teaches us how to live in His presence despite the busyness of life.

 

Morning and Evening Daily Readings by Charles Spurgeon

Waking the soul in the morning and soaking it at night will best fit Charles Spurgeon’s classic. A complete package for a Christian to meditate on God. Online apps are now available for Android and iOS users.

 

Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

A thirsty soul will seize the moment by taking minutes in reading this classic. Absolutely, it will make your soul refreshed while it continue to seek God as you ponder on what you read.

 

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

For living a holy life by being reminded about God, My Utmost for His Highest is the best. Easy to read devotions with supporting verses from each page. I was reading this daily devotions at the bus in commuting to school.

 

Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis

One of the most favorite devotional books, Of the Imitation of Christ will always be part of a Christian upbringing. There are so many topics that a person will keep on reading. I love the topic about “Meditation of Death” as well as the “Vanity of Life”.

 

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon

Madam Jeanne Guyon was one of the soul searchers in the post biblical era. Her discoveries on how to seek her Creator have continuously influencing Christians in such an impactful way.

 

The Seeking Heart by Francois Fenelon

Fenelon’s best will always be part of my Christian upbringing. Fenelon’s contemplation of God through this book reached vastness of the knowledge of God.

 

Heaven: Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada

“You’ll learn what heaven is like and who will be there and how you can prepare your heart here on earth for the reality of heaven. You just might discover that heaven is closer–and more real–than you’ve ever thought.”

An encouragement for all of us who are waiting for the place Jesus prepared for us.

 

Confessions by Augustine

An old classic. Confessions by Augustine will never be effaced in the books of devotionals. This book has engraved in the hearts of early Christians.

 

I pray to God that these books will help you in at a certain degree in experiencing God in a deeper way.

Jesus Is Lord Church Binalonan Pangasinan exact location

Are you looking for the Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church in Binalonan, Pangasinan? You are in the right place.

The Sunday Worship Service of the Jesus Is Lord Church in this town is located at third floor of CIP and Fely Plaza Building, Rizal St., Poblacion. It is at the heart of the town and it can easily be found.

If you are coming from the Urdaneta City, just turn right entering the Binalonan Town proper. Turn right on Rizal St., with just few meters, you can see the tallest building called Cip and Fely Plaza Building.

Binalonan has become strategic since the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) opened last year. Once it was just an ordinary being passed by travelers going to the North like Baguio City and Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, Binalonan has emerged as a must see town.

With the leadership of Mayor Ramon Guico III, Binalonan has developed into one of the most progressive towns in the province of Pangasinan. Investors has been coming to the town and opportunities are going to be available.

By the way, come visit the JIL Church Binalonan Chapter every Sunday at 8:00 AM. Let us join together in declaring the Jesus Is Lord over Binalonan.

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5 Ways To Get Good Targeted Visitors To Your Brand New Blog

What is the most difficult thing to do in your blogging business? It’s attracting targeted visitors to your blog, especially if your blog is still new. People spend hours upon hours every day to attract more visitors to their blog. Some of them even spend thousands of dollars to promote their blog using paid advertising channels such as AdWords, TextLinkAds, Facebook Ads, and so on. So, attracting targeted traffic to your blog is really not a simple thing to do. But, there are steps that you can follow in order for you to start pulling targeted traffic to your new blog. Here are 5 ways to get good targeted visitors to your brand new blog:

1. Submit Your Blog To The Search Engines

The simplest way to get your search engines to index your blog is to submit your blog to the search engines. Remember that you need to wait for a few days before your blog starts to get indexed in the search engines. This step is very important to do, and you should do it before doing any link building campaign. By submitting your blog to the search engines, you will put your blog in the search engines’ crawl list, which means that your blog will keep getting crawled by the search engines whenever a new content is being posted in your blog.

2. Add More And More Content To Your Blog

You can’t attract people to your blog if you don’t have anything to offer in your blog. Content is always the real meat for your blog, and you should be able to provide lots of content for your readers before thinking of spreading the word about the blog. Most new bloggers think that marketing is more important than writing content for their blog. No, it is absolutely wrong. If you market your blog and people find that your blog is not interesting enough because it doesn’t have good amount of content available, then your marketing will fail because people will simply leave your blog without building any interest toward your blog at all. But, if you have solid content to offer, you can attract people to your blog and they will stick to your blog for a long time.

3. Submit Your Blog Headlines To Social Bookmarking Sites

When you are ready to make a marketing debut for your blog, it is better for you to start with social bookmarking websites first. Why? That’s because social bookmarking sites are the popular portals for people to find interesting content on the internet. In other words, your blog will have bigger chance to get read when you put your headlines in various bookmarking sites that are available online. Also, it takes very little work every day to submit your link to those sites, especially if you are using automated submission tool to ease the process.

4. Start Guest Posting Campaign

Once you have a good amount of content available and small amount of traffic coming to your blog, it’s the time for you to widen your marketing scope. It is recommended for you to start writing guest post for popular blogs around your niche. Why is it important? That’s because those popular blogs already have good number of loyal audience in place, and if you can put your blog in front of them, then you will get instant recognition or even instant popularity in your niche. Just be sure to write your guest post regularly and write it to popular blogs only.

5. Publish A Press Release

Publishing a press release is a good way to spread the word about the existence of your blog. It is also a good way to boost your search engine ranking since the search engines really respect press release websites and give more value to the links that are given in those websites. That’s why publishing a press release can help you to boost your search engine ranking instantly, and you don’t need to worry about competition because most bloggers don’t write press release for their blog. To maximize the impact of your press release, it is always better to pay a good press release writer and spread your press release to as much press release websites as possible. Though you need to invest some money in the process, this investment is just a one-time investment and the result that you’ll get will be long-term.

Those are 5 ways to get good targeted visitors to your brand new blog. Don’t think that driving targeted traffic to your new blog is a difficult thing to do. No, it is not difficult if really dedicate your time for it. Follow the tips above to feed your new blog with good targeted traffic easily.

5 Things People Do When They Are Visiting Your Blog

People who visit your blog won’t immediately like your blog. In order for you to attract people’s attention toward your blog, you have to understand about your visitors’ behavior when they are visiting your blog. By knowing about what they are doing on your blog, you can improve the necessary aspects of your blog in order to pass the small tests that will determine whether your blog will be considered a good blog or not. Here are 5 things people do when they are visiting your blog:

1. Read Your Content

First of all, they will take a look at your content and read some of it. If you can provide useful and interesting information for your audience, you will be able to pass the test of content quality. If your blog is recognized as a blog that delivers highly valuable content that is worth bookmarking, you will be able to attract their attention further toward your blog. So, people will usually read your content and determine whether you have good content to offer or not. If they find that you have a good content to offer, they will hop into the next test. If not, then they will simply leave your blog.

2. Take A Look At Your Blog Design

How your blog is presented to your audience will give big impact in your audience’s perception toward your blog. When people examine your blog design, they are seeking whether your blog is professionally designed, appealing, as well as comfortable or not. If you pass the design quality test, you will be able to impress your audience further. Your blog will have their instant trust and it will be seen as a reputable blog in your niche. If not, people will simply hop to another blog that interests them.

3. Check The Frequency Of Your Blog Updates

The next thing that people will see when they are visiting your blog is your blog update frequency. In other words, they will check the last post that you write. If it is recent enough, then they will conclude that your blog is updated frequently, and thus they will consider your blog as a reliable source of information. There are many blogs that are not getting updated frequently, and people usually don’t like that. Those dormant blogs will usually be considered as unreliable source of information. So, if your blog is updated frequently, then people will come to your blog again. If your blog is considered as a dormant blog, they will simply forget it.

4. Check The Comment Section

How active is your blog? People want to see whether your blog is highly commented or not. For instance, if your blog has lots of comments, then people will consider your blog as an active blog. Thus, your blog will be considered as a good blog and they might want to participate in the discussion within your blog. If your blog doesn’t have any comment on it, it will be considered as a silent blog, which is another term to call a blog that is boring. So, when people see a healthy discussion in your blog, they will want to get involved with your blog further. But, when people see only blank comment section, they might not want to come back to your blog again.

5. Check The Posts That You Have

The last thing that people will do before they conclude whether your blog is a good blog or not is checking the blog posts that you have. Apparently, they will take a look at popular posts in your blog first. Then, they will see your archives, related posts, and any link to other posts that you provide. It is necessary for them to spend some time in your blog for a while, just to see whether they miss something important or not. If they find many interesting posts in your blog, the will usually stick on your blog and come back to your blog later to read more. If not, then they will simply leave your blog without wasting any more time.

Those are 5 things that people do when they are visiting your blog. Most of your blog visitors do the same thing in your blog. They want to make sure whether your blog is good enough for them or not. So, it is very important for you to improve the 5 most important aspects in your blog, which are content, design, update frequency, comment section, and blog posts, in order to keep your visitors happy with your blog and turn them into your loyal blog readers.

7 Facts About Guest Blogging That You Probably Didn’t Know

 

If you are a blogger, you should be familiar with the term guest blogging. It is the activity of writing guest post for other blogs in exchange for a link back to your blog. This activity is known as one of the best ways to promote your blog and attract new audience to your blog. But, do you know about some interesting facts related to guest blogging? Here are 7 facts about guest blogging that you probably didn’t know:

1. Guest Blogging Can Deliver Instant Targeted Traffic To Your Blog

The traffic that you will get from writing a guest post for other blog will be instant traffic, and best of all, the traffic will be highly targeted. Why? That’s because the host blog where you write your guest post already has its own loyal audience. Thus, when your guest post gets published, the loyal readers of that blog will read your post and follow your link. This will usually happen within few hours after your guest post gets published in the host blog.

2. The Pickier You Are, The More Successful Your Guest Blogging Will Be

If you think that your guest blogging campaign is not going anywhere, you have to be pickier in choosing the blog that will be your host. Why? Not all blogs that accept guest post will be good for your campaign. First of all, you have to choose a popular blog that already has a big loyal audience. Second, you need to choose a blog that already has an active community. In this way, your guest post will get read by many people who will then follow the link to your blog. You have to be very selective in choosing your host blog if you want to make a real impact with your guest post.

3. Your Guest Post Will Quickly Be Accepted If You Are A Regular Commenter Of That Blog

If you think that it is very hard for your guest post to be accepted by the host blog, you have to put a strategy in place. In order to make your post get accepted by the host blog, you have to make yourself familiar with the blog. In other words, if you are a regular commenter in the blog, then the host blog will get more familiar with you. It will increase the chance for your post to get published on that blog.

4. Only A Post That Can Deliver More Value Will Get Real Attention From The Readers

If you want to attract more readers to your guest post, you need to make your post valuable. But, it shouldn’t be just valuable. It should deliver more value to the audience. If you can give the better deal, then people will stick their eyes toward you. So, when you write a guest post, make sure that you can give more value than what is already given by the host blog so that you can secure the audience’s attention quickly.

5. Choosing The Wrong Title Can Totally Ruin Your Guest Post

Think about the title of your guest post carefully. When you choose the wrong title, you can totally ruin your guest post and waste a lot of time in the process. No matter how good the content of your post, you should choose the right title that can provoke your audience into reading your content. If you just put a regular-looking title, then you will lose the chance to grab their attention quickly.

6. You Can Get Popular With Your Guest Post

Yes, you can make yourself popular with your guest post. How to do this? It’s quite simple to do. You just need to publish your guest post regularly in the same blog. In this way, the loyal readers of that blog will see your presence more often. This will make you popular because the more often you appear, the more people will like you. So, think about doing your guest blogging campaign for long-term.

7. Blog Owners Favor Guest Posts That Are Unique And Stick To The Rules

If you want to make the blog owners to see your guest post as their favorite, you should write guest posts that are unique. But, don’t forget to stick to the guest posting rules in each blog. If you honor the rules, the blog owner will also honor you as a guest poster. Don’t go overboard in trying to be unique by neglecting the rules. Most of the time, it will only make your post to get rejected.

Those are 7 facts about guest blogging that you probably didn’t know. If you haven’t started your guest blogging campaign yet, I suggest you to start it right now and keep those facts in mind.

The 70-20-10 rule of family budgeting, a wise principle to save

 
Have you heard of the 70-20-10 principle of budgeting? To be successful in overcoming present and future financial trouble, an individual must learn how to rule his money. At the moment he must be able to manage his wealth as well as to prepare for the coming years. In order to be successful in dealing his finances, the 70-20-10 principle can be applied with ease.

Life is like a vapor in the wind. You can be strong today but tomorrow you are weak. Truly, when you wake up in the morning, you can’t tell if you can reach the evening. If you sleep at night, you can not claim that you can open your eyes in the morning, for many have taken sleep and never have awaken. While life is too short, there’s also only a span of time for a person to be durable enough to work and save while the source is flowing.

I heard about the 70-20-10 rule several years ago. It is very effective in navigating our finances to avoid financial distress. I believe that the 70-20-10 principle when applied is better than nothing. It will bring forth financial freedom to a family.

How to apply the 70-20-10? Let’s start with the 70% first.

70% – This percentage will be spent on a naive lifestyle. You get your living expenses (rent, food, clothing, children’s allowances, gasoline, load, electric bills, internet connection, etc…) from this amount and live without overspending for the month. Be firm to stay within the limit. This may not be easy in the first month of application but you will be happy when you spent within the parameter. Before doing this, you have to talk to your husband or wife so that he / she will understand about the simple lifestyle you are entering to. Some call this also as revolving fund.

20% – All of us want to improve our net worth. In other words we want to get rich for the glory of God. The 20% should go to savings or investments. We can place the 10% for retirement, 10% for emergencies (medical expenses or car repairs). You can also break it like below:

—10% retirement or get investment with life insurance
— 5% emergencies
— 5% If you want to have new computer, smartphones, and car, then you can separate this amount. 5% can also be set aside for your upcoming vacation.

10% – As a Christian, the 10 percent is called a tithe. I just can’t imagine myself forgetting my God whom I owe all the things and money that I have received. Giving the 10% back to God would be the greatest investment that a man can ever do and it is the wisest because of the return. According to the bible, the ROI would be “so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it”.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse that there may be food in my house. ‘Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it’” (Malachi 3:10).
What about offering?

I will not leave this question unanswered for I didn’t cover in the 70-20-10. You can extract the offering from the 70 or 20 percent or both. Certainly, the offering is not the 10 percent.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver,” (2 Corinthians 9:7).