As people living along the east coast of the USA prepared for work the morning of September 11, 2001 it was a beautiful sun-shiny day like so many others. Who of them was prepared for the horrible events soon to unfold on that evil day? That lack of preparation proved to be a worse enemy than the actual enemy that planned and caused a massive loss of life on what we now simply call “9/11” in this “post 9/11” world. 9/11 is a modern example of an age-old scenario that has caught people of countless generations unawares. The talmidim / disciples of Messiah offer a prime example of how the evil day can catch good people unawares. Even the most courageous of them failed the test of that evil day. Their story is recorded in Scripture, not to embarrass them, but to be an object lesson for us so that we WILL NOT fail the test when our own evil day falls upon us. In this final generation we need to realize that there are more evil days coming in which things will happen that we can’t now even imagine. This program is meant to fortify you to be able to stand when the evil day comes, no matter what it may bring.
Do you sometimes feel the conflict between two kingdoms – two worlds? One “world” is the kingdom of Messiah. The other is the kingdom of darkness which the Scriptures call “the world” meaning the world system of mankind. The night before His death Messiah told us; “In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). In these words Messiah informed His Talmidim that they could expect tribulation in this world, but He also encouraged us that we can overcome the world as He has. In fact, in John 17 He prayed for His followers of every age regarding our time in this world. In this program we examine that prayer to learn why Messiah says the world hates His followers and how we are to deal with that. Salvation, sanctification, unification and glorification are all discussed in this chapter of Scripture and therefore in this program. This is serious talk about our purpose in this world from Messiah’s point of view. This truth is bound to impact your life.