Mă simt ca o frunză purtată de vînt… Şi dacă Îl vei căuta pe Domnul…

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Deuteronom 4
29 Şi dacă de acolo vei căuta pe Domnul, Dumnezeul tău, Îl vei găsi dacă -L vei căuta din toată inima ta şi din tot sufletul tău. 30 Şi după ce ţi se vor întîmpla toate aceste lucruri în strîmtorarea ta, în zilele de pe urmă, te vei întoarce la Domnul, Dumnezeul tău, şi vei asculta glasul Lui; 31 căci Domnul, Dumnezeul tău, este un Dumnezeu plin de îndurare, care nu te va părăsi şi nu te va nimici; El nu va uita legămîntul pe care l -a încheiat prin jurămînt cu părinţii tăi.
1.Ma simt ca o frunza.. purtata de vant..
Ca o trestie franta..pe malul unui lac..
Ca un nuc..care abia mai fumega..
Dar fara Domnul..mult, mult prea sarac..

2.Furtuna e mare iar barca..mi-e inecata..
Nu mai pot vasli..as vrea, sa ajung la mal..
Ma uit in jurul meu si vad, doar barci scufundate..
Mai Vino odata, sa nu ma pierd in lac..

REFREN :Mai trimite-mi Doamne X 3
Incurajari…
Cand mi-e greu pe cale, nu mai am rabdare..
Mi-ai spus sa Te chem, cand imi este greu..

3.Azi e clipa sa Te strig..
E momentul sa Te chem, in ajutor..
Nu vreau sa Te pierd Isuse,
Nu vreau sa Te pierd, caci prea mult Te iubesc..

4.Nu-s nici fiul lui David
Ai mila de mine..
Nu sunt orbul Bartimeu, cel din vechime..
Nu-s femeia, canadianca, cea din scripturi..
Sa cer de la tine, doar faramituri..

5.Sunt un simplu calator, spre tara mea..
Sunt un copil, fara de-ajutor..
Tu Esti Tatal meu, Tu Esti Mama mea..
Ma incred in Tine, din tineretea mea..

REFREN: Mai trimite-mi Doamne x 3
Incurajari…
Cand mi-e greu pe cale, nu mai am rabdare,
Mi-ai spus sa Te chem, cand imi este greu..

6.Azi e clipa sa Te strig..
E momentul sa Te chem, in ajutor..
Nu vreau sa Te pierd Isuse,
Nu vreau sa Te pierd, caci prea mult Te iubesc…

7.Azi e clipa sa Te strig..
E momentul sa Te chem, in ajutor..
Nu vreau sa Te pierd Isuse,
Nu vreau sa Te pierd, caci prea mult Te iubesc…

8.Nu vreau sa Te pierd Isuse
Nu vreau sa Te pierd caci prea mult Te ïubesc..
TE IUBESC…
Versuri de la: http://www.versuri.ro/
VIDEO by Vasile Andronesi Corul bisericii Rugul Aprins, Toflea,

Mai trimite Doamne

Reclame

Timisoara – Seara de imnuri crestine romanesti, Corul Jubilate la Biserica Poarta Cerului 19 octombrie 2013

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Fundaţia Jubilate în colaborare cu Centrul Areopagus vă invită la O seară de imnuri creştine românești. Întălnirea va avea loc sâmbătă, 19 octombrie 2013, ora 18, la Biserica Poarta Cerului din Timişoara, str. Banul Mărăcine nr. 25. Această seară muzicală marchează încheierea Concursului de imnuri creștine (desfâșurat în perioada mai – august 2013). Vor participa formaţii vocale din Bucureşti şi Arad. Evenimentul aduce împreună, într-o atmosferă de închinare, creații muzicale deja consacrate în imnologia creștină românească și lucrări reprezentative participante la acest concurs.

Vă așteptăm cu drag să cântaţi cântări îndrăgite de multă vreme şi să vă delectaţi cu cântări noi.

Trei partituri noi pentru corul bisericii!

Pentru a începe noul an coral cu un nou avânt, Editura Jubilate vă propune trei piese corale. În aceste lucrări accesibile veți găsi prospețimea și bucuria unor exprimări profunde care să vă ducă în fața tronului de har, atât prin comunicarea textului, cât și a muzicii.
Pentru mai multe detalii şi pentru comandă, mergeţi la „publicaţii” sus pe pagină Jubilate: http://www.jubilate.ro VIDEOS by Fundatia Jubilate Imnuri cantate la Biserica Betel 2 Sibiu Dirijor: Richard Mauney Corul Jubilate

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Dr. Ravi Zacharias at the First Romanian Baptist Church of Atlanta October 13, 2013

First Romanian Baptist Church of Atlanta

Multumesc lui Ben Lucescu pentru acest anunt! Vom posta si video pe curand, pentru cei care nu pot viziona programul LIVE/ In Direct.

Ravi Zacharias’s Message (at 1:09:00)

 ImageDR. Ravi Zacharias (born 1946) is an Indian-born, Canadian-American Christian apologist, the founder and Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries(RZIM). As a defender of traditional evangelicalism, Ravi Zacharias is the author of numerous Christian books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner “Can Man Live Without God?”, and bestsellers “Light in the Shadow of Jihad” and “The Grand Weaver”. –from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Love is the most powerful apologetic. It is the essential component in reaching the whole person in a fragmented world. The need is vast, but it is also imperative that we be willing to follow the example of Jesus and meet the need.”
Ravi Zacharias

To read more about Ravi Zacharias and his ministry please visit www.rzim.org

At First Romanian Baptist church of Atlanta we are deeply honored to have Dr. Ravi Zacharias as our special guest during the Sunday night service on October 13th 2013, and our congregation are praying that God will use his powerful message to touch many hearts. (Poza din dreamt Pastorul Ted Cocian, poza de la Baptist Press News)

Vlad Criznic, the Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust, Romania, who visited our church in the past will also participate .

The Sunday night service is open to everyone, there is no admission fee and it starts at 6:00PM ET, being held in the Church’s main sanctuary. The doors will open at 5:00PM.

The service will be entirely in English, thus headphones and translation into Romanian will be provided upon request.

If necessary an overflow area will be set in the church’s gym where the entire program will be available to watch via projector on a big screen.

For those who want to show their support for Dr. Ravi Zacharias ministry we announce that the love offering will be entirely donated to RZIM.

For directions to our church please use this

To find directions from a specific location please use the link below:
Map of 1280 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30043-5426, US

DIRECTIONS TO OUR CHURCH:

FROM I 85N:

Take the GA-317 N exit- EXIT 111- toward SUWANEE. Turn LEFT onto LAWRENCEVILLE SUWANEE RD NW / LAWRENCEVILLE SUWANEE RD NE / GA-317. Continue to follow LAWRENCEVILLE SUWANEE RD NW. End at 1280 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30043

FROM I 85S:

Take GA-316 E toward LAWRENCEVILLE / ATHENS. Take the RIVERSIDE PKWY exit.Turn LEFT onto RIVERSIDE PKWY NW.Turn RIGHT onto LAWRENCEVILLE SUWANEE RD NW. End at 1280 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30043

The Story of Jacob (2) the Father of Israel) Genesis 25-33

See Jacob – Father of Israel & Joseph(1)

Post includes charts of the 12 tribes of Israel and the lineage of Jesus, traced back to Jacob.

The Story of Jacob (2)

Click here to read Genesis 25-33, the Biblical account of the life of Jacob.

excerpts  from D.A.Carson’s ‘For the Love of God” Volume I:

by D.A Carson

Genesis 27 is in many ways a pathetic, grubby account. Earlier Esau had despised his birthright (25:34); now Jacob swindles him out of it. In this Jacob is guided by his mother Rebekah, who thus shows favoritism among her children and disloyalty to her husband. Esau throws a tantrum and takes no responsibility for his actions at all. indeed, he nurses his bitterness and plots the assassination of his brother. The family that constitutes the promised line is not doing very well.

Yet those who read the passage in the flow of the entire book remember that God himself had told Rebekah, before the twin brothers were born, that the older will serve the younger (25:23) Perhaps

Jacob blessed instead of Esau

that is one of the reasons she acted as she did: apparently she felt that God needed a little help in keeping his prediction, even immoral help. Yet behind these grubby and evil actions God is mysteriously working out his purposes to bring the promised line to the end he has determined. Certainly God could have arranged to have Jacob born first, if that was the man He wanted to carry on the line. Instead, Esau is born first, but Jacob is chosen, as if to say that the line is important, but God’s sovereign, intervening choosing is more important than mere human seniority, than mere primogeniture.

The name „Bethel” means House of God. The event that gave rise to the name (Gen. 28) was a mixed bag. There is Jacob, scurrying across the miles to the home of his uncle Laban. Ostensibly he is looking for a godly wife–but the previous chapter makes clear that he wishes to escape being assassinated by his own brother in the wake of his own tawdry act of betrayal and deceit. Judging by the requests he makes to God, he is in danger of having too little food and inadequate clothing, and he is already missing his own family (28:20-21)Yet here God meets him in a dream so vivid that Jacob declares,”How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, this is the gate of heaven” (28:17).

For his part, God reiterates the substance of the Abrahamic Covenant to this grandson of Abraham. The vision of the ladder opens up the prospect of access to God, of God’s immediate contact with a man who up to this point seems more driven by expedience than principle. God promises that his descendants will multiply and be given this land. The ulrimate expansion is also repeated: „All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring” (28:14). Even at the personal level, Jacob will not be abandoned, for God declares, „I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back over to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (28:15).

Awakened from his dream, Jacob erects an altar and calls the place Bethel. But in large measure he is still wheeler-dealer. He utters a vow: If God will do this and that and the other, if I get all that I want and I hope for out of this deal, „then the Lord will be my God” (28:20-21).

And God does not strike him down! The story moves on: God does all that he promised, and more. All of Jacob’s conditions are met. One of the great themes of Scripture is how God meets us where we are: in our insecurities, in our conditional obedience, in our mixture of faith and doubt, in our fusion of awe and self interest, in our understanding and foolishness. God does not disclose Himself only to the greatest and most stalwart, but to us, at our Bethel, the house of God.

When I was a child in Sunday School, I learned the names of the twelve tribes of Israel by singing a simple chorus: „These are the names of Jacob’s sons:/Gad and Asher and Simeon,/Reuben, Issachar, Levi,/Judah, Dan and Naphtali-/Twelve in all, but never a twin–/Zebulun, Joseph and Benjamin.”

But many more years passed before I grasped how important are the twelve tribes in the Bible’s storyline. Many of the dynamics of the rest of  Genesis turn on their relationships. The organization of the nation of Israel depends on setting aside one tribe, the Levites, as priests. From another son, Judah, springs the Davidic dynasty that leads to the Messiah. Over the centuries, the tribe of Joseph would be divided into Ephraim and Manasseh; in substantial mesaure, Benjamin would merge with Judah. By the last  book in the Bible, Revelation, the twelve tribes of the old covenant constitute the counterpoint to the twelve apostles of the new covenant: this twelve by twelve matrix (i.e. 144, in the symbolism of this apocalyptic literature) embraces in principle the whole people of God.

Jacob meets Rachel by Raphael 1518

But, what tawdry beginnings they have in Genesis 30. The deceit of Laban in Genesis 29, which resulted in Jacob’s marrying both Leah and Rachel, now issues in one of the most unhealthy instances of sibling rivalry in holy Scripture. Each of these women from this family is so eager to outshine the other that she gives her handmaid to her husband rather than allow the other to get ahead in the race to bear children. So self-centered and impetuous are the relationships that another time Rachel is prepared to sell her husband’s sex time to her sister Leah for a few mandrakes. Polygamy has taken hold, and with it a mess of distorted relationships.

From these painful and frankly dysfunctional family relationships spring eleven sons and one daughter (the birth of the last son, Benjamin, is reported in chap. 35). Here are the origins of the twelve tribes of Israel, the foundations of the Israelite nation. Their origins are not worse than those of others; they are merely typical. But already it is becoming clear that God does not deal with this family because they are consistently a cut above other families. No, he uses them to keep his covenantal promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He graciously perseveres with them to bring about his grand, redemptive purposes. The tawdry family dynamics cannot possibly prevent the universe’s  sovereign from keeping his covenantal vows.

In Genesis 32 Jacob is returning home  and he is still frightened half to death of his brother…Jacob left the tents of his parents a single man, taking almost nothing with him, while here he returns home a rich, married man with many children.

But the deepest differences between the two journeys are reflected in Jacob’s changed attitude toward God. On the outbound trip, Jacob takes no initiative in matters divine. He simply goes to sleep (Gen 28). It is God who intervenes with a remarkable vision of a ladder reaching up to heaven. When Jacob awakens, he acknowledges that what he experienced was some sort of visitation from God (28:16-17), but his response is to barter with God: if God will grant him security, safety, prosperity, and ultimately a happy return home, Jacob for his part will acknowledge God and offer him a tithe.

Now it is rather different. True, God again takes the initiative: Jacob meets angelic messengers (32:1-2). Jacob decides to act prudently. He sends some of his people ahead to announce to Esau that his brother is returning. This spawns devastating news: Esau is coming to meet him, but with 400 men.

On the one hand, Jacob sets in motion a carefully orchestrated plan: successive waves of gifts for his brother are sent ahead, with each of the messengers carefully instructed to speak to Esau with the utmost courtesy and respect. On the other hand, Jacob admits that matters are out of his control. Bartering is gone; in „great fear and distress” (32:7) Jacob takes action, and then prays, begging for help. He reminds God of his covenantal promises, he pleads his own unworthiness, he acknowledges how many undeserved blessings he has received, he confesses his own terror (32:9-12). And then, in the darkest hours, he wrestles with this strange manifestation of God himself (32:22-30).

Twenty years or so have passed since Jacob’s outward-bound journey. Some people learn nothing in twenty years. Jacob has learned humility, tenacity, godly fear, reliance upon God’s covenantal promises, and how to pray. None of this means he is so paralyzed by fear that he does nothing but retreat into prayer. Rather, it means he does what he can, while believing utterly that salvation is of the Lord. By the time the sun rises, he may walk with a limp, but he is a stronger and better man.

Jacob’s story with his 12 children, who are the 12 tribes of Israel continues through Joseph. You can read Joseph’s story here (in English-including maps of Joseph’s journey when sold into slavery by his brothers) and you can read an English illustration of Joseph, the  foreshadow to the Savior here; also read a Romanian article (excerpt from book by Iosif Ton- Ce l-a tinut pe Iosif curat, aflat atit de departe de casa? Part 1 & 2). Lastly you can view the story of Joseph and his brothers in a film (English with Romanian subtitles)

The epilogue:

One of the most difficult things to grasp is that the God of the Bible is both personal–interacting with other persons–and transcendent (i.e. above space andtime–the domain in which all our personal interactions with God take place).As the transcendent Sovereign, he rules over everything without exception, as the personal Creator, he interacts in personal ways with those who bear his image, disclosing himself to be not only personal but flawlessly good. How to put those elements together is finally beyond us, however frequentlythey are frequently assumed in Scripture.

When Jacob hears that Joseph is alive, he offers sacrifices to God, who graciously discloses himself to Jacob, once again: „I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes” (Gen 46:3-4).

The book of Genesis makes it clear that Jacob knew that God’s covenant with Abraham included the promise that the land where they were now settled would one day be given to him and his descendants. That is why Jacob needed the direct disclosure from God to induce him to leave the land. Jacob was reassured on three fronts: (a) God would make his descendants multiply into a „great nation” during their sojourn in Egypt, (b) God would eventually bring them out of Egypt, (c) at the personal level, Jacob is comforted to learn that his long-lost son Joseph will attend his father’s death.

All of this provides personal comfort. It also discloses something of the mysteries of God’s providential sovereignty, for readers of the Pentateuch know that this sojourn in Egypt will issue in slavery, that God will then be said to „hear” the cries of his people, that in the course of time he will raise up Moses, who will be God’s agent in the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the granting of the Sinai covenant and the giving of the law, the wilderness wanderings, and the (re)entry into the Promised Land. The sovereign God who brings Joseph down to Egypt to prepare the way for this small community of seventy persons has a lot of complex plans in store. These are designed to bring his people to the next stage of redemptive history, and finally to teach them that God’s words are more important than food (Deut 8).

One can no more detach God’s sovereign transcendence from his personhood or vice versa, than one can safely detach one wing from an airplane and still expect it to fly.

Days of Prayer for our Nation October 18-19, 2013

On October 18-19, the National Day of Prayer will broadcast a 27-hour PrayerCast, featuring the foremost teachers on prayer to equip and mobilize via streaming video. This special event will be FREE but you are encouraged to form, or join, a group in your area at a local prayer meeting or church assembly. The goal is to reach the masses across the globe with the knowledge and understanding of prayer and its application. Will you join us?


Four Ways to Participate:
  1. ATTEND live in Colorado Springs (spots are filling fast)
  2. HOST an event 
  3. FIND an event near you
  4. WATCH from the comfort of your home

In Awe of God’s Creation – Midnight Sun Iceland – Soarele la Miezul Noptii in Islanda – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

midnight sun iceland 2

Photo credit video Joe Capra

ROMANIAN:

Artistul Joe Capra a petrecut 17 zile în Islanda, unde a făcut sute de fotografii cu soarele de la miezul nopţii. Fenomenul are loc în lunile de vară din nordul Cercul polar arctic, Arctica, şi sudul Cercul polar antarctic, Antarctica.

Filmuleţul de mai jos a fost realizat în iunie, 2011, în Islanda. Fotograful a povestit că timp de 17 zile a călătorit singur în jurul insulei.

„Am dormit în maşină şi am mâncat pe apucate. În tot acest timp, am realizat 38.000 de fotografii, am străbătut 2.900 de mile şi am văzut cele mai frumoase şi extraordinare peisaje de pe planetă. Islanda este cu singuranţă unul dintre cele mai frumoase şi neobişnuite locuri de pe planetă. Nici nu vă puteşi imagina, mai ales în timpul fenomenului de «Soare de la miezul nopţii» când calitatea luminii se modifică, pesiajul devenind spectaculos”, a declarat fotograful. (Sursa)

ENGLISH:

Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.

For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular. Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video. During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am.

The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of „Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August. My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple…

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/30581015]

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