OPEN The DOOR To YOUR HEART

OPEN The DOOR To YOUR HEART… Let The SON-Shine IN !

Do you like Michael Card. I do. His music and especially the lyrics are wonderful. Michael has put Old and New Testament HIS-Story into Songs that PRAISE JESUS..

“One Faith, One Hope, One Baptism of All. One God, One Father of All. One Church, One Body, One Life in the Spirit, Now given Freely to All. He Has gathered out of All Nations His Church to form One Faith. Faith that stands on the Rock Foundation of Gods Words, given through Apostles and Prophets.”

We do not believe in legends, myths or fairy tales, but in the Word of God proven by History, Science, Archeology and most of all Prophecies.

Because you can see the times and seasons coming quickly; Gods call to us to Evangelism is becoming more and more critical with each passing day.

Discipleship is NOT mass evangelism. The Church will not be built by men.

Jesus said…” I will build my Church and the Gates of Hell cannot stand against it.”

The model of discipleship in the Bible is One to One….not One to Many. So, what are you waiting for?

The Commander, The Lord of Hosts asks you to do your part. The battle is not physical, it is a battle for the Mind and Hearts of those you love.

Stand in the battle where the fighting for the lost is the hottest. Defend your beliefs, tell your God Story…He promises to give you the words.

Who are you pouring your life and faith into?

In Genesis 6 vs 3 (the Book of Beginnings), God said “My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh…”

God said this because ultimately there will be no more physical (Flesh) people on this planet.

Everyone will get a new Spiritual Body fit to live for Eternity. God has made it abundantly clear in His Word to us that there are only two places to spend Eternity……with Him and without Him.

In Revelation 3:20 (the Last Book of the Bible), God said “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to Him…”

The door to your heart has a handle only on the inside. It is you that must open the door to His knocking while He patiently waits outside.

Soon His patience will be gone.

Matthew 10:28…” Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Things I Miss

The Pure Joy of listening to a CHOIR.

On stage the Choir began to come in singing an Anthem that took me before the very throne of God. The voices were accompanied only by a piano. A sound filled the air so precious and beautiful and sweet that the drums, the guitars and the keyboard left on stage for the 2nd Contemporary Service, just sat there in Awe and Silence.

Never could those instruments even begin to compare to the angelic sound of voices from the Choir; a sound near and dear to the heart of GOD.

I am part of the Traditional Service at this Church. The early morning gathering of the Ancient of Days. Those of us with white hair and broken bodies. Years ago the only service we had was a blended service. The seats were filled with children, grandchildren, teenagers, young adults and parents and grandparents. All together worshiping our ABBA, our DADDY.

Today the churches have 3 services. Traditional, Contemporary and one for Young Adults. I know longer understand the reasoning for separate services, because it separates not only the families that worship but also the unity of the family of God.

I will be 69 in 11 days. Yet I am more excited about my future than my past. I look forward to the Lord wiping away all my tears and then serving HIM for Eternity as I explore the UNIVERSE HE created. And I especially look forward to the worship services as I lift up my voice with those of the HOLY ANGELS.

Today, the songs of HOLY Angels can be heard echoing in the wind that flows throughout the Earth and the Heavens. Their Song lingers, slowly building momentum for the Coronation day yet to come in the near future. The Day when the KING of KINGS and the LORD of LORDS takes HIS rightful place on the throne of Heaven and Earth.

The Angels with us wait for this day. It will be a day of Jubilation, of Praise, and Worship, of Singing and Pure JOY. It will be THE DAY when all the voices of Heaven and Nature sing a New SONG to the King of Men, the King of ALL Creation, the King of Angels, and the KING of ETERNITY.

You and I love music, we love to watch musicals, and we all love to sing. This ability to sing is a gift from God to you and I. It is our way of expressing JOY. Here on Earth we communicate with words. But I’ll bet your life, that in Heaven we will communicate with Nature and the Angels and each other and with GOD… in Song.

Then truly…truly… we will… “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the Earth! “

I continue to seek out a church that is filled with LIVING STONES that form HIS TEMPLE. Living Stones that worship the Living GOD in Spirit and in TRUTH; within a Sanctuary…NOT an auditorium. The Sanctuary where Sound Doctrine lives and Biblical Discernment is taught and the True Life Giving GOSPEL is preached.

Churches where JESUS still shows up on Sundays.

TO TRULY KNOW JESUS, IS TO FOLLOW HIM

In a moment of time, as Jesus lay dead in His Tomb a Beam of light from HIS FATHERS eyes beamed down through Space and Time, through the earth’s atmosphere, through solid rock into the tomb where Jesus lay.

Words were spoken that filled the Tomb and Jesus drew breath again.

The Veil in the Temple that kept mankind in the darkness not being able to know God personally; had been torn open by the finger of HIS FATHER; literally opening access to Himself through the death of His Son.

Earlier at the Birth of Jesus the Shepherds saw the light of Heaven rip open the darkness of the world that cold night so long ago. Today the darkness on the Earth has rays of light reflecting off those who believe in Jesus as they look up and see the Glorious light of His Presence in Heaven where He now waits upon His Fathers appointed time for His RETURN to earth.

When I listen to His Whisper to the ears of my heart, I can hear Jesus say to me…take this message from me to all you know. There is enough documented evidence in the past about MY Birth, MY Life, MY Death and MY RESURRECTION that no one can deny that I AM who I say I AM!

Jesus said to them all…. you have the Prophets, the Psalms and the Apostles. You have MY SPOKEN Words, written down and kept just for you to hear and believe contained in the Old and New Testaments.  MY Word is Sufficient for them all.

The things yet future are recorded there for all to read. The times and the seasons have been made clear within the Bible regarding when I will RETURN. Tell them I am coming sooner than they think!

The Tragedy of Dying without Salvation

 

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27 “The Rich Man answered, ‘Then I beg you, Abraham, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31 “Abraham said to the rich man, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:44

Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

HIS JOY

His Joy is that He finally will come to fulfill His promise to save you from His Wrath.

My Joy is that He chose to come for me.

He comes for all those who take the time to seek the Truth with “all our heart, mind and strength.”

If You choose to seek Him you will find Him and He will give you faith and strength for this journey called life.

There is no me only Him. I have no will but to do His will only.

I trust not in myself but in His love and care for me according to His Promises in Scripture.

I receive all things from His hand and am glad and rejoice in His mercies that are new every day I live here.

Christ is all around us. If you but look… you will find Crosses Everywhere.

 

GOD CARES…why don’t you ?

I see God everywhere and at all times. It amazes me that He cares at all about what happens to me, to you…to any of us.

Yet, He does care. He care’s so very much that he asked His Only Son to become a man and to die in our place so that we might have eternal life filled with light rather than eternal death encompassed in darkness you can touch.

You know Jesus did not have to do it. He could have said no to His Father’s request. But He chose the nails because He could see into the future and it brought JOY to HIS heart knowing that you could, should you desire…choose to live with HIM in Heaven rather than without HIM in Hell.

So, He said yes to the horror of the Cross-because He would rather die for you than live without you. It is impossible for us to understand His compassion for us. That Jesus would turn His gaze toward Jerusalem and begin to walk to a death He already knew intimately in eternity past.

His resolve to finish what He came here to do, proved beyond a doubt the rock foundation of Old Testament Prophecies about His First Coming. Then He lived a life among us so we could walk by sight and not faith. Then the Apostles wrote down the living history of the New Testament that explained the New Covenant and the details of His coming a 2nd and final time for HIS OWN.

And so; Jesus Roared from the Cross…”IT IS FINISHED”. And the beginning of the end that would have a new beginning with no end…began!

You and I are not worthy to even touch the hem of HIS garment.

DEAR LORD JESUS

DEAR LORD JESUS,

I promise to continue to FOLLOW YOU, walking in the Shadow of Your CROSS all the days YOU have Given Me.

I will continue to have the Heart of an Old Testament Prophet, as I both Share and Preach Your Coming Judgment; with TEARS and COMPASSION…and in LOVE… for the Lost All Around Me.

For my GRIEF for The LOST who live in the Darkness that Surrounds Me Is Great, and My DAILY PASSION.

I will live before them, humbly walking in the Strength and Power of the HOLY SPIRIT as I cast forth ONLY GOOD SEED.

I am forever thankful that YOU came to Save Me a Sinner, from Myself. Since that Moment in Time my past is no longer my future.

I have walked by FAITH for 32 years holding your Nail Scarred Hand and look forward to walking by SIGHT for ETERNITY with YOU.

I will be listening for the Sound of the Trumpet with the Ears of my Circumcised Heart every day.

May You Come Quickly For Me and My Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST.

AMEN and AMEN.
Grandpa Ernie

YOU will FOREVER, Be YOU !

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE YOU……..FOREVER.

The Scriptures, Gods Breathed Out Words written down by the Prophets and the Apostles so YOU Would BELIEVE…. describe 3 Births & 2 Deaths.

First you were born in the mind of God. Second, you were born physically through your mother. And THIRD, when you understand that Jesus died for you on the cross and you have repented of your sins, you will then go through a new Spiritual Birth given to you by the HOLY SPIRIT.

You will die Twice…
The First is the physical death of your body caused by an inherited Sin Gene that you and every other person who has lived on this planet was born with.

The Second death is a spiritual death reserved for all who die in their sins, without repenting and putting their faith in Christ and His death on the Cross for their sins.

You are one of only TWO KINDS of people.
You will either live eternally in Heaven with God. Or you will live eternally in Hell apart from God. The most important bible study you can do is to learn about Heaven and learn about Hell. Both are real and you and everyone you know will be in one place or the other…. forever.

God has prepared you for your New Birth.
Hidden deep within the very heart of every believer is this sense within us that gently echoes this One Paraphrase of Gods Words to us, “I have prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit; the day will come in the future when I will live within you”.

I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1: 11-12
I knew you even before you were conceived… Jeremiah 1: 4-5
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
for good works, which God prepared beforehand that
we should walk in them………………Ephesians 2:10
I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6

The CHURCH is not the building!
The Church is not a building made with hands. The Church is made up of Living Stones that come together to worship the CORNER STONE, in Spirit and in Truth.

1 Peter 2 vs.4 – 5
Coming to Him (Jesus the Cornerstone) as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you (Believers) also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house (His True Church). Choices have Consequences!

Jesus drew the line in the sand 2,000 years ago. It’s time for all of us to help our Gentile and Jewish non-believing family members to CROSS Over to the Winning Side, before the War of Ages is FINISHED.

Luke 11:23
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

The End of SATAN

Satan’s Beginning:

Ezekiel 28:12-

“You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering …from the day you were created….you were the anointed cherub who covers…you were on the Holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire, you were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you and you sinned. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty and you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor”.

Isaiah 14: 12

“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! You have said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds…I will make myself like the MOST HIGH.

Satan’s Work:

2 Corinthians 4:4

“The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”

1 Peter 5:8

“Be on the alert, your adversary, the devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Ephesians 6:12

“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Satan’s End:

Isaiah 14:15

“You will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook the kingdoms, who made the world a wilderness and overthrew the cities”.

Ezekiel 28:18

“Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you, it has consumed you and I have turned you to ashes on the earth, In the eyes of all who see you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you. You have become terrified, And you will be NO MORE.”

Every being God has made whether Angelic or human will remain immortal for eternity. Each will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell….with the exception of Satan… his judgment is to be NO MORE.

Satan’s Effect on YOU:

2 Corinthians 11:14

“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light”.

John 8:44  (Jesus said of Satan)

“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him, Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10

“Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders. And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

Mark 13:22

“For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect- if that were possible.”

When God told Moses, he was going to die, Moses gathered Israel together one last time to speak to them for God. Moses reviewed the mighty works of God in their lives, then he prophesied two ways the Nation could go.

Both required a personal choice. Israel could choose life or Israel could choose death. Like Israel we too have the same choice. Israel only had the incomplete Word of God to make its decision on. We have the complete Word of God to make our decision.

Yet we mainly choose to hear the love, mercy and compassion of God preached. Rarely do we choose to hear of His other side. The side of Gods Holiness, and His Righteous Anger and that He is coming to Judge Sinners.

The Bible is clear when it says “do not fear the one who can slay the body, but fear the one who can cast soul and body into hell”. Jonathan Edwards once preached a sermon called “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God”…you and I do not want to be in the hands of an angry God.

We are living in the end-times, the last days as described in Bible prophecy. We  have the Holy Spirit within us. YET,  God speaks of the end times when He will give the world over to THE GREAT DECEPTION…this deception will be so  great that if it were possible even the very Elect (you and I) would be taken in by its miracles, signs and wonders. These miracles, signs and wonders will point to the Anti-Christ who will be possessed by Satan.  His miracles, signs and wonders will seem real to us because they appeal to our heart, our emotions, and our ability to rationalize everything in accordance with our desires.

The Lord also speaks of multitudes standing before Him in judgment, who will believe their works were good enough for them to get into heaven.

They will say… “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I (Jesus) will declare to them, I never knew you; DEPART from ME, you who practice lawlessness!”

 

LISTEN To The SON of GOD !

While there is still time and you have breath, LISTEN TO The  SON of GOD !

The Church asks… The Lord:

Matthew7: 23 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven.  Many will say to Me on that day,  Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform miracles?  …and then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”

The Lord asks… You:

 Matthew 16:15, “But who do YOU say that I am?  And Peter said, You are the Christ the Son of the Living God!”.

 Yet in Luke 18:8 the Lord Still Asks…“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

 Who’s Voice are You Listening To ?

 GOD The Father said…  “This is My SON…Listen to HIM!

 Jesus came to Earth to save sinners. Jesus is the ultimate evangelist. Your only purpose here in this life is to come to know Him as your personal savior. And then you are to get into the battle for the hearts and minds of lost people.  Especially those you Desperately Love. Those who you want to be in Heaven with you. Remember what the Bible says about the unbelievers, and have compassion.

2 Corinthians 4:4… “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”. 

 Romans 1:21…“They are futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart is darkened”. 

 Ephesians 2:1-3…“They are “dead in their trespasses and sins”; they walk “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience”; and they are “by nature children of wrath”.

 Many people attend a church, but Few are committed to being the church. Throughout time it has always been about the MANY and the FEW.  The Churches are filled with TARES instead of WHEAT and the LORD has sealed its fate because JESUS is Coming Back with FIRE in HIS EYES and JUDGMENT and WRATH in HIS HANDS.

Are You Sure that JESUS Attends Your Church? The Bible clearly teaches that the Church is not a building called by a Denomination. The True Church is made of people with Born Again circumcised hearts. They are called the LIVING STONES that rest on the One True Cornerstone of the Church…JESUS THE CHRIST of HIS ONE TRUE CHURCH. JESUS the JEWISH MESSIAH of All the Nations of the Earth.

God help us consider the wonder of it all; that in Eternity Past Before the Worlds were Formed, JESUS, the KING Of ETERNITY;  determined that HE would rather go to Hell on your behalf, than live in Heaven without you !

AMEN & AMEN