The Coming of Messiah

There is light everywhere. At first it’s blinding, then slowly my eyes adapt to my surroundings.

Glowing all around me are myriads of Holy Angels, messengers appointed to protect and serve believers. You cannot imagine the beauty of created beings in whom no sin exists. Angelic beings with power beyond imagination that exist only to serve the True and Living God.

There is song and music everywhere within this light and there is Love and there are questioning words being spoken in anticipation of the Birth of Gods Son Jesus. Angels themselves look deeply into this curiosity called Salvation. You see for them there was a single choice to be made with eternal consequences.

Their once brother’s, the fallen angels made the irrevocable choice to join lucifer and now forever will be lost to destruction. For them there is no Salvation. No REDEMPTION…no second chance.

But for mankind during the course of the days he draws breath there are thousands of chances to be saved. If only people would listen as HE whispers their names.

There is a loud noise and the veil of light parts before us so we all can look into the darkness below us and see the sheep and their shepherds. How honored the least of these should be; Shepherds with flocks.

God has throughout History placed the communication of His truth into the hands of trusted Shepherds. Empowered men, who can rightly divide the Truth of Gods Scripture and feed His sheep.

And so, the Son of God had come to earth…born of a virgin…through a young Jewish girl named Miriam. Heavens Veil of stars tore open that night to allow the Son of God to enter the darkness so the RESCUE, the Plan of REDEMPTION could begin as foretold through the coming of Gods REDEEMER.

The words of the Prophet Isaiah Ch.6 versus 9 echoed within me:
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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GOD BECAME FLESH

 

Have you ever thought about the fact that God, who is Love, choose to come down to visit with us for a while and clothed Himself in flesh with a body like ours? Why would God do that?

The God of creation and the Universe, the only TRUE and Holy God became a man so we could touch Him for a while. Yes He came down to communicate to us through His words. But, I believe even more important than that He came down so He could touch us and we could touch Him.

Two thousand years ago, there was a special generation alive on the earth that walked in the cool of the day with their God, as Adam did in the Garden. This special generation lived by sight, smell, hearing and taste and had the ability to TOUCH God.

God became “Immanuel” which means God With Us. This special generation experienced God with All their senses; but they recognized HIM NOT because they knew NOT the time of HIS COMING.

Today we live by faith alone. Faith is a special sense that God gives only to those who believe in His Son Yeshua / Jesus who came down to us with Salvation in His Hands. Those of us who believe in Him shall on one future day walk by sight, forever with Him in heaven.

Jesus while here on earth became the God / Man. But Jesus looked no different than anyone else; you could not have picked Him out of the crowd of the nation of people He was born into. There was nothing physically unusual about Him. There were only two ways of telling He was God. The first were the Words that came from His mouth and the second was the Touch of His hands.

Both His Words and His Touch performed many miracles. The miracles were designed to prove that He is God Incarnate, (God in Flesh). But there is a greater meaning behind His Words and Touch than the miracles He performed to prove to us who He is. Everything He did, He did because He loves us. He IS Love. It is because of that Love for us that He came to us.

To Jesus His coming is ALL about a Family Reunion. Every Word spoken and every Touch felt was meant to prove His love for His family…that’s you and I.

My Fathers Faith

Beginning at my father’s knee, my whole life long I was taught that God was NOT knowable or approachable. He was mysterious, unsearchable, far above us.

My Father Armin had lost his wife and 2 children in Hitler’s death camp.
Being a father and grandfather, I cannot even begin to imagine the depth of my father’s sorrow, his emotional pain, his doubts and the tears that must have flowed like a river running into a sea of hopelessness and despair.

Many people in his position came out of the death camps hating God. Somehow my father was able to start over again, marry my mother (also a survivor), raise me and live into his 80’s. He was never bitter, but placed his trust in the God of his fathers.

He loved this unknowable God with all his heart. Armin, more than anything else desired righteousness…he wanted to be perfect. According to the demand of God, we must be perfect to get into heaven.

So my father did good deeds, went to synagogue, gave charity to the poor. He was an honorable, loving, calm, gentle, soft spoken and kind man. I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved him. He is never far from my thoughts as is my mother.

Armin spent hours each day in the Old Testament. He loved to speak to me about the stories of the Nation of Israel and this unapproachable and unknowable God whom he loved.

In 1985 I became a Jewish Believer in Jesus. That is the only difference between my father and I as Jews. He waited for the 1st coming of the Messiah and I wait for His 2nd coming. This difference separates us by a chasm so great that it is not possible to Cross. The theological consequences of our differing views bring with it eternal consequences.

My Dad taught me about sin, the fact that I can never attain true righteousness and that because there are no more sacrifices of animals in a Temple, I must now rely on my Good Works to please the God of Israel. Then when I die, based on my Good Works, this unapproachable, unknowable …Holy God of both Mercy and Wrath would take pity on me when I stand before HIM and answer HIS question …“Why should I let you into MY Heaven?”

God’s word in the Old Testament is clear in Isaiah 64:6. Our good works are like filthy rags…everyone’s heart is evil from conception in our mother’s womb, NO PERSON CAN BECOME RIGHTEOUS. Our boasting before God about our good works will not gain us entrance into His heaven.

So where does that leave me? Where did it leave my father? What about your father? My father would tell me God is merciful and I agree. His mercies are new to us every day that He grants us life.

But God is also Holy and a Holy God hates Sin. God said through the Prophets that good works are not good enough, then what is good enough? Did God provide us a way to be saved from His wrath or not? That answer is yes! But the question you must answer is now different: Who do You say that I AM ?

God is Omniscient, He knows the past, present and future. He already had a plan for saving us the second that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden. That plan was to provide a Savior. One who would come at the appointed time and offer a solution for our Sin problem.

I have spent the last 29 years of my life trying to convince people who do not have a Biblical Worldview that they are Sinners in danger of God’s Wrath and Judgment and that they are in need of a Savior.

This has been my passion, my joy and my greatest sorrow. Both my parents died before I came to know Jesus, the prophesied Savior and Messiah of Israel. I would gladly give up my life if I could but go back in time, and show my father in the Old Testament he cherished…the prophecies and portraits God gave the Jewish people, so they would recognize His Son Yeshua…the coming Messiah when He appeared on earth.

If you believe in His death on the Cross, the Empty Tomb, His Resurrection, the historically documented evidence of His appearing after death before many people, including 500 witness on one occasion and His Ascension into Heaven…then talk to your father if he still lives. Take part in giving your father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the gift of eternal life… belief in the Messiah of Israel who came to die for the sins of the world.

God is still God. The wages of sin is still death. God does what we cannot do so we can be what we dare not dream: Perfect Before GOD.

GOD BECAME FLESH

Have you ever thought about the fact that God, who is Love, choose to come down to visit with us for a while and clothed Himself in flesh with a body like ours? Why would God do that?

The God of creation and the Universe, the only TRUE and Holy God became a man so we could touch Him for a while. Yes He came down to communicate to us through His words. But, I believe even more important than that He came down so He could touch us and we could touch Him.

Two thousand years ago, there was a special generation alive on the earth that walked in the cool of the day with their God, as Adam did in the Garden. This special generation lived by sight, smell, hearing and taste and had the ability to TOUCH God.

God became “Immanuel” which means God With Us. This special generation experienced God with All their senses; but they recognized HIM NOT because they knew NOT the time of HIS COMING.

Today we live by faith alone. Faith is a special sense that God gives only to those who believe in His Son Yeshua / Jesus who came down to us with Salvation in His Hands. Those of us who believe in Him shall on one future day walk by sight, forever with Him in heaven.

Jesus while here on earth became the God / Man. But Jesus looked no different than anyone else; you could not have picked Him out of the crowd of the nation of people He was born into. There was nothing physically unusual about Him. There were only two ways of telling He was God. The first were the Words that came from His mouth and the second was the Touch of His hands.

Both His Words and His Touch performed many miracles. The miracles were designed to prove that He is God Incarnate, (God in Flesh). But there is a greater meaning behind His Words and Touch than the miracles He performed to prove to us who He is. Everything He did, He did because He loves us. He IS Love. It is because of that Love for us that He came to us.

To Jesus His coming is ALL about a Family Reunion. Every Word spoken and every Touch felt was meant to prove His love for His family…that’s you and I.

Have a Blessed CHRISTmas

The MESSAGE Behind the IMAGE

 

WE Born Again JEWS and Born Again CHRISTIANS have the TRUTH about the ONE TRUE TRIUNE GOD: The FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

We are HIS LIVING STONES, that form the CHURCH that JESUS ALONE HAS BUILT.

JESUS Calls Us to be PILLARS of FIRE to a LOST and DYING WORLD Sharing HIS TRUTH that will LIGHT the DARKNESS that Surrounds Each of Us. SHARE HIS GOSPEL with those YOU LOVE !

YESHUA Is THE SON of GOD, The LION of The Tribe of JUDAH. The OLD and JEWISH NEW TESTAMENTS Are HIS – STORY; WHAT JESUS DID ! ! !

TIME is OVER, The DAWN of ETERNITY Is UPON US. HE IS COMING BACK SOON with FIRE in HIS EYES to JUDGE Fallen Mankind.

HEAR HIS VOICE while it still can be heard. TAKE HIS HAND while it still reaches out to you. Look around you and See the Beginnings of END TIME PROPHECIES and See HELL starting to come to earth.

Matthew 24:6 “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”

REPENT of YOUR SINS and Be SAVED from Hell. OR YOUR DESTINY is to Become One of THE LOST FOREVER.

The Death of Mankind

The race of ADAM no longer reflects the Image of God, his Creator. Mankind as a physical being is now doomed, soon to be terminated, yet God still offers him eternal life in place of eternal death through the gift of FAITH in His Son Jesus, which is the 6th sense that the race of Adam is missing.

Take a moment as we stand alongside Adam’s death bed in Hospice. Adam lives in time not eternity. Adam represents every fallen human being who ever lived; Adam is the race of mankind whose light is close to going out forever.

See all the tubes stuck in him, as he exists only on life support. His breathing is shallow. He is still and not aware of anything around him as he lives from breath to breath. Adam the ancient of days of mankind who lives in time will soon run out of time…because time will be no more.

God gave us all Ears to hear with and Eyes to see with and a Mind to think with. Yet for 6,000 years the human race, Adam’s race, our race has remained blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of God.

God wants to save you from yourself, to change you from a son of Adam to a child of God. He wants to change your Broken Heart of STONE to one of Flesh. HE wants to give you a blood transfusion, for in the Blood of Christ there is power to give you eternal life. Did you know that there is a river of blood that flows from the Earth to heaven?

This river of blood represents the deaths of the multitudes throughout the 6,000 years that died in the arms of Christ believing in His death on the Cross-for their sins. This river of blood when viewed from afar looks like a Scarlet Ribbon.
If you look closely you will see that it is anchored in the base of the Cross of Christ, planted deep into the Judean soil within the boundaries of the City of God called Jerusalem.

The other end of the Scarlet Ribbon is tied the Throne of God. It connects to both Jesus and the Great Cloud of Witness behind Gods throne. Those scarlet strands reach out across the entire world from heaven connecting to the Remnant, the Redeemed called from before the world was formed that live today on planet earth. These scarlet strands are attached to each of us personally who believe in Jesus and are living today in time.

Those strands represent an Eternal future filled with LIGHT and HOPE for all TRUE Believers. If you are not tied to His Cross then your Eternal future beyond the grave will be filled with DARKNESS and NO Hope.

Because you never took the time to investigate the TRUTH that will kill your pride and allow you to walk humbly before the One True God.

HOPE

Spiritual Gold Nugget 4  Who Do You Hope In ?

 HOPE: who or what do you place your hope in? There is only one place that hope belongs and that is in the TRUE God. Without the TRUE God you can define your life as hopeless. For only through Gods plan for your life will you find hope for your life here and hope beyond the grave.

H   God is Holy. He is the Creator and I am the creature. He is set apart. He is a self existent Being and He is to be feared. I cannot gain righteousness by comparing myself to others around me. God is HOLY and HIS Standard of perfection must be met to gain entrance into Heaven. I cannot be Holy. I therefore have a problem.

O   God is Omniscient and Omnipresent. He knows all and is everywhere at the same time. Everything I do and say is before His face. Everything I say, do and think is recorded in Heaven within the personal biography of my life. My life will be judged first by His Scriptures and secondly from my biography.

P   God is Personal. He wants you to know Him One to One. He wants you to know Him personally. He desires a relationship of friendship with me. Imagine, the God of the Universe wanting me to know HIM heart to heart.

E   God is Eternal. He has no beginning and no end. You have a beginning because He created you, but you too are Immortal with no end, you will live forever somewhere.

Spiritual Gold Nugget 3 To Stand Before God

For a person to be able to Stand in the Presence of God they would have to be sinless. God provided the sacrifice of His Son, the Messiah as the One Sacrifice for sins forever. This finally makes sense of all the blood and smoke of ancient times. The perfect Son, Leader and Priest sealed the New Covenant between God and man for all time with His blood on the Cross.

All the Old Testament sacrifices weren’t the point. They POINTED to a God who forgives, not a god who trades sins for sacrifices. Not a god who “sells” forgiveness, but a God of loving kindness, justice and grace.

God demonstrated His grace and mercy to you by becoming your perfect sacrifice… so you can Stand in HIS Presence.

 

Spiritual Gold Nugget 2… Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate

There is one opening that has remained closed for thousands of years…the Eastern Gate entrance to the city of Jerusalem in Israel. God said it would remain closed until His Messiah; King Jesus sets foot again on the earth.

Then the Eastern Gate will open, first to welcome the King of Jerusalem and then to all those who will come from the nations to Worship the King and visit His City, the City of GOD…JERUSALEM.

Jesus deserves the title of King and with it the crown of “Glory and Honor.” He was born King of the Jews, but He was also present at Creation. He shared His birth with us, but He never knew a time when He didn’t exist, for He has always been.

And He will be there at the end when creation grows “Old like a garment”. The worn out Creation will be changed and YOU with it…if you believe…Because YOUR Sins have been Nailed to HIS Cross.

But King JESUS has never changed since the beginning and will be the same when time is no more.  He is “I AM”, the ever-present Jehovah of the Old Testament.

Spiritual Gold Nugget 1… JESUS Walked on Water

God has called the Nation of Israel to be a people of remembrance, to reflect on the great miracles shown them throughout history.

The Jews during the holiday of Passover reflect on their deliverance as a nation out of Egyptian bondage. They walked thru water, walls of water, thru the Red Sea on dry ground, as God provided them a route of safety and Salvation.

Later in History came another who could have walked thru the water, but instead chose to walk on the water, His words “BE STILL”, would calm the raging sea beneath HIS feet.

The water listened, because the ONE who spoke created the water and everything else in the Universe.