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Serving God as a 2 10YOUR HOPES WILL Household! NOT BE CUT OFF INCORPORATED WITH THE VISION OF DELIVERING UP-TO-DATE NEWS JANUARY 2021 4 37 14 JOE BIDEN SWORN IN AND KA- MALA HAR- RIS THE FIRST EVER WOMAN VP OF AMERICA US President Joe Biden, flanked by First Lady Jill Biden being sworn by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on uuu FULL STORY ON - 08 Wednesday, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. CHALLENGES TO CHRISTIAN ISRAEL MUSEUM REVEALS ANCIENT ARTI- PERSECUTED COUNTRIES: FACT DEPICTING NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM BRITISH PRIME MINISTER'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE Ahead of Christmas, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine archeol- FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM the Israel Museum in ogy at the Israel Museum. Jerusalem revealed Wilhelm discovered this rare piece – about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the existence of a the size of an American dime – in a large appointed Fiona Bruce, MP for Congleton, rare token that was collection that had been donated to the as his Special Envoy for Freedom of Reli- likely a memento of a museum.“We can see Jesus, baby Jesus gion or Belief. Christian’s trip to and also the ox and the ass but they are In her new role, Fiona will bring together Bethlehem, the inside an architectural building. And we efforts across the UK government with birthplace of Jesus, at think that this building is the church of the faith actors and civil society to promote least 1,400 years ago. religious tolerance abroad, read a press They’re called Eulogia uuu FULL STORY ON - 08 tokens – small souve- uuu FULL STORY ON -05 nirs that Christians collected on pilgrim- ages to the Holy Land hundreds of years ago, much like they do today. But this particular token is unique.“I’m holding a tiny, miniature token that used to belong to a 6th or 7th century pilgrim that came here [on] a journey. We have here a Nativity scene. So he probably visit Bethlehem,” said Morag Wilhelm, Assistant Curator of

2Editorial Rev. Manuel Joseph Th.M. Sub-editor, End-Time News The New Year is here and many have Serving God as a Household! taken resolutions to build them and their family in faith. An important resolution of for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. on the other side of the River) or they might the hour seems to be serving God as a family! To the congregation in front of him, Joshua choose to serve the gods of Canaan (the gods How can we do this? gave a strong exhortation to serve the LORD! of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell). Firstly, it can be done by choosing God instead Perhaps some among them did not want to Yet they had to make a choice. Everyone of the alternatives. As the word says, in serve the LORD. If they chose not to serve serves some kind of god (or, God). Joshua 24: 15 “And if it seems evil to you to the LORD, they were then responsible to Secondly, it can be done by serving God with serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this choose which God they will serve. They might an absolute decision. Joshua’s course was day whom you will serve, whether the gods choose to serve the gods of their heritage clear and sensible; he chose to serve the which your fathers served that were on the (the gods which your fathers served that were other side of the River, or the gods of the uuu FULL STORY ON - 05 Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as EDITORIAL BOARD MANAGER ADVISORY BOARD CHIEF EDITOR Bovas Sreekaryam Pastor Shibu Thomas USA Pastor Asokan Eranakulam Baiju Yacob Edavila USA CO-ORDINATORS M.Jacob Trivandrum SUB EDITORS John Francis (Dallas) Br.Syam USA Manuel Joseph 125 Daniel Jacob Sis.Saritha Wheat land,6920.S. manin st Sis.Simi Oklahoma EDITORS box zip code-73097 Sis.Lesley Yacob PH-(405) 745-786(H) Pastor A Anilkumar Mob-001(405)778-4341(Whats app) Rev. Joseph Chacko REPORTERS Sis.Sherly Miniesh Kumar(Baharin) Pastor Stephen Disclaimer The views expressed in this online newspaper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of HSM End Time News. The online newspaper will not bear any responsibility whatsoever for them. The images used in the newspaper have been downloaded from the Internet and we acknowledge that the copyright of those images remain with the original owners. HSM End Time News does not claim any copyright for them and does not intend to use them for commercial purposes.

3Bible Study The ALTAR of GOD can ALTER your life The altar of God is a sacred place no god at all. In the evening, “Elijah service.” In essence, we are giving up repaired the altar of the Lord that was something trifling – selfish pursuits to get that can change your life forever. It will broken down” I King 18:30. As he prayed something of great significance – being change how you think, how you feel, what to God, the fire fell from Heaven. “When right with God. We cannot put a part of you want, how you walk and where you all the people saw it, they fell on their our lives on the shelf for self and have the go.Promises to do better and act right are faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the best of God’s blessings. good, but they would not really alter your God; the Lord, he is the God”vs.39. 2. Reconciliation and Restoration life unless you first go to God. The altar Since we know that we are guilty sinners, The altar is also a place where we come has always been the avenue of access to the cleansing we have experienced by the to agreement and set things right. Where God. The Bible records many accounts of sacrifice of Christ should bring us do we go when we have sinned or failed the building of altars. The first was by frequently to the sacred altar. The altar the Lord? Let us go to the altar and seek Noah following the great Flood. Gen 8:20. should be a place of restoration. Sometimes we drift or get Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David and many 1. Sacrifice and Surrender distracted by other interests. In 2 Cor. 5:21 others also built altars as special places To have a life of close communion with says “For he hath made him to be sin for of sacrifice and reconciliation. God, we must place our all on the altar, us, who knew no sin; that we might be There are also accounts of the neglect, bowing in humility before God. The Bible made the righteousness of God in him.” misuse and corrosion of altars. Such an says in Rom> 12:1 we should “present our 3. Prayer and Petition account is found in 1 Kings 18:30, 36-39. bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable There was a confrontation between the unto God, which is our reasonable FULL STORY ON - 04 prophets of Baal and God’s prophet Elijah. The false prophetsprayed to Baal, a false god, from morning until noon. They jumped on the alter and cut themselves until blood gushed out. They had no answer from their so-called god that was

4 News uuu FULL STORY ON - 03 They say 'I am a Christian', then confessed to We go to the altar to plead and petition. death: IS releases video of Nigerian Chris- Here we ask the Lord for what we want tians kidnapped for Christmas and need. Children know how to plead for what they want. Imagine the beautiful Nigeria – Islamic extremist terrorists who 1992 and 400 more in May 1992, with Hausa eyes of your child pleading for a favor. He often gets it when he asks in the right kidnapped 11 Christians in northeast Nige- youths killing many Christians of various spirit. Why don’t we ask of God? Is it hat we don’t care enough or maybe we don’t ria on Dec. 25 have executed five of them, tribes in retaliation. even believe God can help us? When we plead petition, we express our sincerity according to a video released by the Islamic On Christmas Eve ISWAP terrorists began an and our faith in Him. Philippians 4:6 says “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing State’s AMAQ News agency. attack on Garkida, Adamawa state, that lo- by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made The 49-second video, dated Dec. 29, shows cal residents assumed was launched by Boko known unto God.” It always thrills me when I remember that Jesus prayed for five armed members of the Islamic State West Haram, the Islamic extremist group from me!”Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me Africa Province (ISWAP) lining up behind five which ISWAP broke off in 2016. Government through their word.”John 17:20. Jesus prayed for us. He stands with us ready to men dressed in orange robes who are kneel- and local sources said the Nigerian army re- help. Victory is possible if we keep that altar in a state of good repair and keep it ing with their hands tied behind them. Or- pelled the attack, but as it continued into the in use. 4. Consecration and Dedication dered in the Hausa language to state their wee hours of Christmas Day, the assailants Time and again we come to the altar in rededication. It is a sweet time when we names, each of the kneeling men in turn is were said to have killed six Christians and renew our commitment to do the will of Godandtofaithfu heard saying their name and adding, “I’m kidnapped 11 others. lness. If our altar is broken down and unused, we will not have personal victory. a Christian.” Morning Star News received messages from Let us keep the altar in a state of good repair so that we can go there for refuge Morning Star News heard the names spoken area residents on Wednesday (Dec. 30) as- and relief, for comfort and consolation, for peace and pardon. If yo will frequent the as Uka Joseph, Sunday, Wilson, Joshua serting that six Christians were killed in altar, it will alter your life. Maidugu and Garba Yusuf. Friday’s (Dec. 25) attack on Garkida, and that Speaking in the Hausa language common the Christians martyred in the video were throughout northern Nigeria, one of the among the 11 kidnapped. ISWAP militants then says, “This is a warn- Moses Abarshi, a Christian leader in north- ing to Christians in all parts of the world and ern Nigeria, notified Morning Star News that those in Nigeria. We have not forgotten what a Christian had told him that his brother and you did to our brethren in ZangonKataf town four other Christians had been executed for and other parts of Nigeria. Use the heads of their faith. these five of your brethren to continue with “Please let us keep the family in our thoughts your ungodly celebrations.” and prayers in this trying time,” Abarshi said The five Christians are then shot to death. by text message. “May the blood of these martyrs keep speaking for the gospel. May The executioner’s citing of Zangon-Kataf the church not be frightened and discour- appears to refer to ethnic clashes in the area in Kaduna state in 1992 over a proposal to aged, in Jesus name!” relocate a market away from land granted to the Hausa people, who are primarily Mus- In the attack on Garkida town, ISWAP burned lim. Clashes broke out between them and the indigenous, predominantly Christian Atyap down homes, looted shops and stores, people, resulting in 60 deaths in February set fire to a hospital and took food from homes, area Christians said. On July 22 a video was released showing uuu FULL STORY ON - 05

5Fullstory uuu FULL STORY ON - 02 worship other gods (Joshua 24: 24).” Let’s uuu FULL STORY ON - 04 serve the Lord as a family in this New Year! Lord. In the English translation a future tense May God Bless You! terrorists believed to be members of ISWAP (we will serve the Lord) is used while in Hebrew the tense used can mean both past uuu FULL STORY ON - 01 executing five men, with one militant saying and future making the statement as follows, “I have chosen, and I will choose.” This release issued by the British Embassy it was warning to “all those being used by statement is very pregnant as Joshua had a Dubai on Sunday. life that continuously chose to serve the Lord! Fiona will work alongside the UK Minister infidels to convert Muslims to Christianity.” Let’s consider some of his choices in life! responsible for Human Rights, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon. The U.S. State Department on Dec. 7 added a He chose to fight against the In her new role, Fiona will draw on her Amalekites – choosing when it might cost wealth of experience from the All-Party Nigeria to its list of Countries of Particular everything. Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Reli- gion or Belief to look at how the UK Gov- Concern for engaging in or tolerating “sys- a He chose to reject the golden calf – ernment can protect and promote this choosing when the flesh might be fundamental freedom internationally. She tematic, ongoing, egregious violations of re- satisfied. will also work with the members of the International Religious Freedom or Belief ligious freedom.” Nigeria joined Burma, a He chose to serve the Lord by serving Alliance to raise awareness of cases of Moses – choosing a humble place. particular concern, advocating for the China, Eritrea, Iran, rights of individuals around the world who a He chose to believe God’s promise are being discriminated against and perse- North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, about the Promised Land – choosing cuted for their faith or belief. against the majority. Johnson said, \"The UK is absolutely com- Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the list. mitted to protecting the inalienable right to a He chose to recognize the leadership freedom of religion and belief, at home and In a more recent category of non-state ac- of the Captain of the LORD’s army – around the world. As we approach Christ- choosing surrender to God. mas, the season of peace, people of all tors, the State Department also designated faiths and none are still being persecuted a He chose to take leadership of Israel for their beliefs. I am delighted to appoint ISWAP, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, and lead them into the land – choosing Fiona as my special envoy on this issue, faith instead of unbelief. and I know she will be a passionate advo- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Houthis, ISIS, ISIS- cate for tolerance and freedom.\" Lastly, it can be done by involving the family. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, Greater Sahara, Jamaat Nasr al-Islam His household was involved in this path. \"Fiona has been a standard setter for Joshua also understood that he, as the priest Freedom of Religion or Belief in Parlia- walMuslimin, and the Taliban as “Entities of of his family, was charged with the ment, and I look forward to working with responsibility to see that his whole house her to make sure everyone, everywhere can Particular Concern.” served the LORD. He had the job of have and practise a faith, belief, or no representing his whole house before religious belief, in accordance with their On Dec. 10 the prosecutor of the Interna- God.Joshua would do whatever was right and conscience. godly to make sure that his household did \"Acting as a force for good in the world will tional Criminal Court, FatouBensouda, issued serve the LORD. The contrasting word “but” see the UK continue to promote and defend gives the sense that Joshua was determined Freedom of Religion or Belief for all.\" a statement calling for investigation into on this course no matter what anyone else Speaking on her appointment Fiona said, \"I thought. His relationship with God was not am honoured to be given this opportunity crimes against humanity in Nigeria. based on any man, but on the LORD alone, to serve as the Prime Minister’s Special and he would serve God no matter what Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief. On Jan. 30 Christian Solidarity International anyone else did. What an affirmation and \"I pay tribute to the work of my predeces- sense of responsibility! sors, Rehman Chishti MP and Lord Ahmad (CSI) issued a genocide warning for Nigeria, of Wimbledon, and hope to build on their The commitment Joshua made before the dedicated work and that of many Parlia- calling on the Permanent Member of the people, was meant to encourage everyone to mentarians and others in this field, to raise make the right choice - to further the profile of this fundamental United Nations Security Council to take ac- consciously reject the false gods of the freedom. Amorites and commit to obeying and trusting \"There is much to do, and I shall place tion. CSI issued the call in response to “a ris- the true and living God of Israel. The people myself at the service of some of the most were obviously impacted by Joshua’s vulnerable individuals across the world.\" ing tide of violence directed against Nige- heartfelt plea, because they replied in unison, “We will certainly not abandon the Lord to rian Christians and others classified as ‘infi- dels’ by Islamist militants in the country’s north and middle belt regions.’” Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where Chris- tians suffer the most persecution but sec- ond in the number of Christians killed for their faith, behind Pakistan. Submissions Invited You are cordially invited to send submissions to The End Time News magazine, including articlesS,usbhmoirsstiosntos rIinevsi,ted poems, cartoons, etc. If you would like to contribute, please contact us at our email address : [email protected]

6 Meditation YIELDING THE UNDESIRABLE FRUIT! He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked Pastor Shibu Thomas for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit. (Isaiah 5: 2) Oklahoma, USA time and resources, God will be lamenting He keeps us safe and protected that we will over man, the crown of His creation, who continue to bear fruits. Indeed, He expects Up the hill, in the fertile piece of the land, after clearing the stones and ploughing, does not yield according to His desires! The us to bear fruits that of love, brotherhood, the gardener planted his choicest vines. ox knows its master,the donkey its owner’s peace, comfort, happiness and satisfaction. Made the vineyard secure with a fence and manger,but Israel does not know, my people Submit yourself, with repentance and he waited for a crop of good grapes giving do not understand.” (Isaiah 1: 3). dedication, into the hands of the Lord who water and fertilizers on time. However, After forsaking God, the source of life, people has called, separated, and planted you in His contrary to his expectations, the grapes that dig potholes that has no water. God laments church, so that you will bear good fruits! May grew were bitter. The Planter, indeed, had a over and repents when He sees the people the flavor that is enjoyable to both man and colorful dream concerning the fruits he would who are purchased with the blood of His Son God be flowing out of you . Prayer – Lord, harvest, the sweet and soothing grape fruits. Jesus fights and injures each other! God please make me like a vine that bears good But now they are bitter and not tasty at all. gives us grace and strength so that we might fruit. Amen! Like the planter who lament for wasting his bear fruits that are delicious and tasty and

7News FULL STORY ON - 01 Christians Swept Downriver During Nativity,” Wilhelm told CBN News. The souvenirs were made of earth taken Baptism InPeru, Rescued By Policefrom holy sites. According to Wilhelm, this one is unique because Mary and Joseph are not in the picture and its likely depicting the cave under the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem – that makes it a combination of the historical scene from the birth of Jesus and a depiction the structure from a few centuries later.“So this combination is very rare in the case of Bethlehem. We have it here in Jerusalem, from the Holy Sepulcher but not from Bethlehem,” she said. Christians have been making pilgrimages to places mentioned in the Bible for at least 1,700 years. Most baptisms don’t end with police inter- In a video recording of the baptism, Bartolo In an historical writing of church father St. vention, but when two Peruvian Christians is seen lowering herself slowly into the hip- Jerome, he relates the story of a woman on got swept away by a river, they needed to be high water. As she started to rise, she lost pilgrimage from Rome named Paula: “Then rescued to survive.According to local reports, her balance, and the river swept her forward, she entered the cave of the Savior…and Rosa Jiménez Bartolo was getting baptized knocking over her brother. The brown waters saw the stable, where ‘the ox knew his by her brother, a pastor, in Peru’s Rímac river carried the pair swiftly downriver, while an- Master, and the ass his Lord’s manger’… on Dec. 28. other church member unsuccessfully tried to then she solemnly declared in my own With her sister-in-law watching, he lowered help. hearing that, with the eyes of faith, she her into the fast-flowing river.“I baptize you The person filming the baptism dropped the saw a child wrapped in swaddling clothes, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” her camera, and said “Oh my God!” The change weeping in the Lord’s manger…”“So, what brother said in Spanish as he lowered her into from ceremony to calamity took only seconds the river. to happen. we guess we are seeing here is it’s this Police responded when a church member special visualization or religious experi- crucifixion and resurrection. They also asked them for help. ence that you go to the Holy place and you have other “souvenirs” like little vials for “We were patrolling Ramiro Prialé Highway actually see baby Jesus in the cave of oil, and crosses, pendants and rings. when we got a request for help from one of Bethlehem,” Wilhelm said. And while coronavirus may have closed her relatives. Immediately, we mounted a The token will likely be displayed in the down international tourist travel for now, search and found them 100 meters from the museum’s Pilgrimage collection along with when the gates re-open tourists and place, submerged in the water. We rescued other tokens depicting biblical scenes, pilgrims are sure to return to Israel and the them and took them to a medical post,” lo- especially from the life of Jesus like the Holy Land. cal police officials told the Peru-based daily newspaper La Republica. Police saved Bartolo and her brother, who both survived. Her brother’s name remains unreleased. The pair both attend an evangelical church, ac- Property for IMMEDIATE sale at cording to a local report. National Police of Peru major Erick Acosta Kozhuvalloor, Chengannur! said that people should avoid getting bap- tized in the Rímac now because Peru’s rainy season creates dangerous river conditions. “As there were no swimming pools and they House plot (30 cents) for sale in Kozhuvalloor, 10 minutes’ drive (7 are closed in Huachipa, they chose to go to the Rímac River,” he said on America TV. kilometers) from Chengannurtown. Original land with well water, that In the video, the river runs deep and fast. On never runs dry even in summer. Frontage (30 ft.) Panchayath Road. rare occasions, river baptisms can go wrong with dangerous effects. No flood area. Suitable for residential and business needs. Very close In 1992, a pastor and two congregation mem- to all amenities including schools, colleges, professional colleges, banks, temples, churches, government offices etc. Property of bers drowned in South Africa after being Pastor’s family. Anyone interested, please contact Mr. A J John at +91 swept away by a river. Police found their bod- ies hours later. 9745862898 or 04722898033. Email – [email protected]. A similar incident happened in Tanzania, where two worshippers drowned during a baptism in a river with strong currents.

8 FULL STORY uuu FULL STORY ON - 01 JOE BIDEN SWORN IN AND KAMALA HARRIS THE FIRST EVER WOMAN VP OF AMERICA things. Meanwhile, Biden disclosed that Trump Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th Presi- country as it continues to confront difficul- had written him a “generous” letter before dent of the United States on Wednesday ties, saying leaders had an obligation to departing from Washington. “The president (20/01/2021). His deputy, Kamala Harris, “defend the truth and defeat the lies”. wrote a very generous letter. Because it the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica Saying there was “no time to waste”, Biden was private, I won’t talk about it until I talk and India, also took oath as the new Vice signed a slew of orders to “change the to him. But it was generous,” he said. President, becoming the first woman, Black course” of the Covid-19 pandemic, combat In his final address before leaving the person, and first Asian-American to serve climate change and advance racial equity. White House, Trump had told the nation, in the position. Undoing Donald Trump’s legacy, he lifted “We love the American people and again it In his first remarks, Biden said, “Here we the travel ban on 13 Muslim-majority and has been something very special. And I just stand days after a riotous mob thought African countries; halted construction of want to say goodbye, but hopefully it’s not they could silence the will of the people. It the US-Mexico border wall; and directed a long term goodbye. We’ll see each other will not happen, not today, not tomorrow, officials to preserve the Deferred Action for again.” not ever.” He pledged to be honest with the Childhood Arrivals (DACA), among other Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the US. She is the first woman to hold the country’s second-highest office. In her inaugural address, Harris referred to “American aspiration” and called on people to “do what is good, to unite, to believe in ourselves, believe in our country, believe in what we can do together.” You are cordially invited to send submissions to The End Time News magazine, including articles, short stories, poems, cartoons, etc. If you would like to contribute, please contact us at our email address : [email protected]

Sparkling Wisdom! 9 uuu FULL STORY ON - 11 Sparkling Wisdom! But remember; you are not alone here. You v. “God has a purpose behind every problem. He uses circumstances are not here without anybody to take care to develop our character. In fact, he depends more on circumstances of you. to make us like Jesus than he depends on our reading the Bible.”— Jesus Christ who has overcome the whole Rick Warren world is with you. He has a specific plan and purpose for you. v“Religion says, ‘I obey; therefore I am accepted.’ Christianity says, You are in fear because you cannot see ‘I’m accepted, therefore I obey.’”—Timothy Keller those plans today. And you cannot see too. The only thing you can do is to trust. v. “God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible — There may be challenges and struggles, what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.”— but your good times are not gone; it is yet AW Tozer to come. v. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.Aim at earth and you Let me conclude with one more reminder, get neither. – CS Lewis “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” v. My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it. ¯ Brennan uuu FULL STORY ON - 01 Manning Submissions Invited v. If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart. ¯ Oswald Chambers You are cordially invited to send submissions to v. The spirit of complaint is born out of an unwillingness to trust God with today. … spending your time looking back toward Egypt or wishing for The End Time News the future all the while missing what God is doing right now. ¯ Priscilla magazine, including Shirer articles, short stories, poems, cartoons, etc. If v. Give me the Love that leads the way, Faith that nothing can dismay, Hope no disappointments tire, Passion that’ll burn like fire, Let me not sink you would like to to be a clod, Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God. ¯ Amy Carmichael contribute, please contact us at our email v. I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it. ¯ Elisabeth Elliot address : v. Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument [email protected] afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him. ¯ James Hudson Taylor Abigail Thyvilayil John

10Bible Study YOUR HOPES WILL NOT BE CUT OFF There are times in the life of all people 1. The first thing is to Know that God has a He had known you before your when they find themselves in difficult purpose for us. We are not on this earth by parents knew you; he had set you apart or situations. Sometime, the violent waves accident or by chance. God has never done consecrated you when you were not in of problems surge against us and we feel anything without a clear and specific existence. that it is a dead end and nothing is purpose. Our existence in this world is also possible hereafter. Struggles seem to not without a purpose. The third part is the best one. overpower us and we see all doors of As we read in the 5th verse of chapter one Before you were born, he had decided what possibility shut before us. Some people in the book of Jeremiah, “Before I formed you are going to be after today. While even tend to doubt God whether He you in the womb I knew you, before you listening to this message, please do know knows something or not. were born I set you apart; (consecrated) I that your future that you think is uncertain I had the same experience in my more appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” is not uncertain; your creator had already than once. Once I even thought that I had Yes my dear brothers and sisters, it is true; decided and planned everything in the best no reason to live and I wanted to take my because it is the word of God; not only that manner for you. own life. this is His word, this is what he has prom- In another situation, I thought that the ised to us and prophesied about us. This is 2. While you are listening to these words problem was so big that I could not solve his plan for us that no power in this world of mine, a very natural and genuine ques- it. I felt I had only two options; either to can fail. tion may arise in your mind. If god has a flee from that situation or die to escape purpose for me, why has nothing happened the situation. God tells us three things; he knew so far? There are numerous people who go us; he set us apart or consecrated us; he You are absolutely right and I respect your through such hard times in their life. The appointed us or designated us. right to raise questions. I cannot give you a problems in the life of some people may satisfactory answer to your question. I am not be very big but they think they are Believe it. You were in his mind and truly helpless. But the word of God is not very big. Some people really have very big you were a part of his future plan before problems where they are incapable to you were formed in the womb of your uuu FULL STORY ON - 11 manage things; nor do they have anyone mother. to help hem out. The word of God speaks to us very clearly Submissions Invited how we need to respond to such situa- tions in life. You are cordially invited to send submissions to The End Time News magazine, including articles, short stories, poems, cartoons, etc. If you would liSkuebtomcisosniotrnibsuItnev, ipteledase contact us at our email address : [email protected]

11News uuu FULL STORY ON - 10 him with a son. Could have been killed by his own people and or Egyptians Stayed 40 years in helpless. He received a son when he and his wife the forest. Let u see what the word of God tells us as Zechariah- lost hope; lost faith; ensured it an answer to our question. became completely impotent to give birth was not going to happen now. body be- came impotent Abraham- no hope; impo- Please read the first verse from to a child. tent body (Sarah’s advice brought prob- chapter tree from the book of Ecclesiastes; lems) “There is a time for everything; a season In our view, it was too late, but God’s plan Hanna-persecution and oppression from for every activity under the heavens.” the adversary; worked well and Abraham is the only man doubted and blamed by the priest Yes, there is a right time for us. We there is all reason for us to believe that may quite often be impatient. No one is in the Bible whom God called a friend. nothing is possible now. willing to wait. All are in a hurry to see the 3. What should we do in times like outcome. d. Apostle John lived a good number of that? Look unto God; turn to the word of God. So, from the Bible, let me give you years on this earth. He had spent a very Habakkuk 2: 3. For the revelation awaits an some examples about the accurate time of appointed time; it speaks of the end and God for his people. significant three and half years with Jesus, will not prove false. Though it linger, wait a. Moses knew God and he had heard from for it; it will certainly come and will not his mother about God’s plan. His mother witnessing all the signs and wonders that delay. had taught him the Law and God’s plan when she nurtured the boy. Jesus did. He spent all those three and half Jer. 55:8-9. “For my thoughts are not your He did not know that he was going to thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” deliver people from the Egyptian slavery; years very close to Jesus, closer than the declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are but he knew God had a purpose for him. higher than the earth, so are my ways But he could see nothing for the first 80 other disciples. higher than your ways years of his age. First half of the 80 years he was living like the son of Pharaoh’s But surprisingly, God’s greatest plan and and my thoughts than your thoughts. daughter; he spent the second half in the Jer. 29:11. For I know the plans I have for pasture lands, grazing the sheep of his purpose were not fulfilled in all those good you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper father in law. you and not to harm you, plans to give you But, after 80 years, when it was God’s years of his life. hope and a future. time, he did a glorious job, to deliver God’s people by devastating and putting an end In the late evening of his life, there came a Be of good courage; the promise for you in to the mightiest empire in the world at that proverbs 23: 18 is like this. “There is surely time. very bad time that no one would ever want a future hope for you, and your hope will b. The parents of John the Baptist, not be cut off.” Zechariah and Elizabeth had prayed for to have. He was thrown into the most ugly long with the hope that they would be My dear brothers and sisters, if you are blessed by God with an offspring. But their and frightening island of Patmos for going through tough times in your life, do faith did not work in their time and their not panic. Do not think that you are alone. prayers went unanswered. Ultimately, they preaching the gospel. Our master is with us to lead, guide and stopped praying they concluded that take us to our destinations. nothing could be possible for them. Dear friends, that was the best time for But at the appointed time, the angel You may be facing challenges in your appeared and said their prayer was going John according to the plan of God. Christ’s personal life, family life or social life. to be answered. In spite of Zechariah’s There can be struggles in your financial disbelief, they were blessed with a son revelations were handed over to him in matters. You may have problems in your who later turned out to be one of the professional life. You may be fighting with greatest men of God in the history. that island. diseases. John the Baptist paved way for Christ Your dreams and your plans for your future Jesus, who was the savior of the mankind. Know this truth; if god has a purpose, he may seem to be shattered. We can say that it was John who pioneered the ministry of Jesus in this world. has a time too. There can never be a Your pain is not imaginary; it is true. c. Abraham was not a born believer; he was an idol worshipper. purpose without a proper time. uuu FULL STORY ON - 09 But God had a time to call him and to bless e. Hanna prayed for long; cried for long. Others received blessings even without prayers. But God had a plan for her son to be born. Before her son’s birth, God had appointed him the prophet of Israel. But there was a time for that purpose. Please remember; delay in our life is not delay; we are being prepared for the best time in or life. 1. We may think the best time is gone. Moses’ best time- in Pharaoh’s palace as his daughter’s son as a wealthy man in Midian Zechariah’s - in their prime youth Abraham- in his prime youth John- while with Jesus, during miracles, on the Mount of Tabor, during the last supper, at resurrection God does not work when we think is the right time; he has a perfect time for us in every matter. 2. There will be challenges, struggles, disappointment and pains during the course of time. Moses- could have been killed at birth.

12News SHOCKING NEWS uuuu UK, AFRICA COVID-19 VARIANTS MAY BE MORE DEADLY, OFFICIALS WARN booster shot against the African variant. \"As we seek to defeat the COVID-19 virus, Even as 195 cases of a variant of the the new variant may be between 30% to 40% which has created a worldwide pandemic, we coronavirus, which first emerged in Britain deadlier than previous variants, The Wall believe it is imperative to be proactive as the and is more lethal and contagious, have been Street Journal has reported. virus evolves. We are encouraged by these found in 22 U.S. states, a separate variant “We have been informed today that, in addi- new data, which reinforce our confidence that from South Africa, though not identified in tion to spreading more quickly, it also now the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine should be the United States yet, is causing more con- appears that there is some evidence that the protective against these newly detected vari- cerns among health officials, according to new variant—the variant that was first iden- ants,” Stephane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, reports. tified in London and the southeast—may be said in a statement. As of early Sunday, at least 72 cases of the associated with a higher degree of mortal- The South African variant has been found in U.K. variant had been detected in California; ity,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said 22 other countries, including Canada, China 50 in Florida; 22 in New York; six each in Colo- in a televised news conference Friday. and Germany. rado and Georgia; five in Minnesota; four The U.S. National Institutes of Health Direc- Data that is more conclusive on how vaccines each in Connecticut, Indiana and Maryland; tor Francis Collins said Saturday they are perform against the new strains is awaited three each in Michigan and Texas; two each closely watching the U.K. variant. Federal as human trials of COVID-19 vaccines are in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, authorities have warned it may become the underway in South Africa and the U.K. Pennsylvania and Tennessee; and one each dominant variant in the United States by as The United States has been hit the hardest in Illinois, Louisiana, Oregon, Utah, Wiscon- early as March, according to WSJ. by COVID-19, with nearly 25 million cases sin and Wyoming, a CDC map shows. “At the moment we are not alarmed about and 417,441 deaths by early Sunday, accord- The actual number is likely to be higher, as that,” Collins said, according to Reuters. “We ing to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus the Washington Department of Health also are somewhat more concerned about a South Resource Center. announced Saturday that the U.K. variant, African variant.” Bancel, whose company's vaccine is one of known as B.1.1.7, had been confirmed by A study by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. two approved for use by the Food and Drug DNA sequencing in two cases in Snohomish showed that their vaccine successfully neu- Administration, said recently he believes the County, according to The Epoch Times, which tralized the U.K. variant. On Monday, virus could be around “forever.” added that the Oregon Health Authority has Moderna said its vaccine appears to work “We are going to live with this virus, we think, also confirmed two cases. against the South African strain but may be forever,” he said during a panel discussion Some preliminary studies in the U.K. show less effective. It is currently working on a at the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Confer- ence.


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