Every Knee SHALL BOW

Here I stand, suspended on nothing, naked before the Bema, before the God who is Holy, Holy, Holy. The God of Love, yes; but also the God of Justice. God, who required that my life meet not a standard of excellence but of perfection.

A life not one of us can even come close to living out before Him. Meeting His standard is required for entrance into His Perfect Heaven. Not our standard.

Just a millisecond ago I was in my body. Now my body has gone the way of all flesh, back to the dust it was made of. I am what is left. The essence of who I always was and will now continue to be; a soul and spirit.

The words and phrases of Scripture that have filled my mind on earth now swirl around me. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord”. A moment ago I lived in the physical world. My eyes watched as darkness overtook the world I knew.

Then Blazing light enveloped my being as I was drawn upward by a power not my own. My spiritual eyes now accustomed to this light found myself standing before the ONE who called me into existence from eternity past. The ONE who gave me life as He did you. Life yes, but with a purpose to fulfill. His purpose, not mine or yours.

The word Awe, or for that matter any other word devised by mankind cannot come close to describe the ONE I now stand before. I stand before Him bathed in the light of His love. I feel love surround and envelope me for He is Love. He created me. I have never been loved like this, I do not want to go back to my body or to my life on earth.

No words have been exchanged at this point. Only a gaze between us that seemed timeless. Then, His eyes changed as He looked at me. They became eyes of fire. This light that pierced me, surrounded me, enveloped me became uncomfortable.

I found myself falling to my knees before Him and then further down until I lay prostrate before Him. Face down, with my arms outstretched, suspended in space…forming the Cross.

A new feeling of emotion swept over me. I felt alone as I felt the penetrating gaze of His eyes of fire.

The Book of Life was opened before me, His book, His Autobiography. Scriptures poured forth from it swirling around me. As my life unfolded before me, verses came forth and applied themselves to every scene of my life. The verses I had memorized came forth to join the ones that poured forth from His Word.

Then they attached themselves to scenes from my life. They condemned me, for my life did not uphold His commands. We are called to live for HIM, to Love HIM, to Honor HIM. The only way we prove that we are HIS is by obedience to His Word by applying it to our lives.

He had given me life. I was to live that life for HIM as His image bearer, for each of us are made in the image of God. Now it was Scripture, the very words of God that were judging my every act, my every thought…the motives of my heart.

My life was now being reviewed. Ernie Pahlek, my words, scenes of life, thoughts of my heart and mind towards loved ones, my circumstances, my choices, my actions and more continued to play out before me…then everything stopped.

Up until now no words had come out of my mouth. I only watched this shared vision of my life before God. Then I heard His voice speak. His words lifted me upright before HIM. It was now my turn to speak on my behalf.

Have you ever taken the time to think about what will come out of your mouth when you stand alone before the God who is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY? This was not the Babe of Christmas, nor was it Emanuel (God With Us)…but the Risen Lord, wrapped in Light, with fire in His eyes. I had claimed Him in life as my Savior and Lord.

The words now formed in my mind. Every accomplishment, every deed I did in my life began with the letter I.
Did I truly do it all for HIM? Or, was it for me and the praise, honor and glory others lavished on me.

Was I really humble? I claimed to know Jesus as Lord with my mouth. I tried to prove it with my actions and deeds. But God judges only the Heart and its Motives.

Nothing I have ever done entitles me to enter His Heaven. Comparing myself to others or to people in the Bible will not justify me. Isaiah said we are all un- righteous before a HOLY GOD! Only 3 words come forth from my mouth.Lord, Forgive Me.

The thief on the Cross and I have much in common. I tried to live my entire life for Christ. He lived only the last few minutes of His life for Christ. Neither of us are worthy, each of us is equally guilty of Sin before God.

It is only His Grace to each of us that allows mercy to flow to us so we can be forgiven and then enter His Perfect Heaven.

It is all a gift from God. Through Faith alone by Grace alone do we hear Him whisper our name and then Turn, Repent, and Accept HIM as Lord. Strength comes back into my body as I rise up to a knelling position. I feel His hands around me lifting me up before Him.

He says, “My sheep hear my voice. I knew you before the foundations of the world were made. The Good work I began in you; I have now completed. You are one of mine and I love you with an everlasting love.

Come; let me show you your new home.”Oh…My God…My Lord…thank you. He takes me to the place He prepared for me. There is a door before me. I turn back and look to Him. I am overwhelmed with emotion and I burst in tears and great sobs. These were tears of great sorrow, and of pain.

I looked behind HIM…faces were everywhere before my eyes. My children, my grand children, my parents, my relatives, my neighbors, my dear friends….all whom I loved in my life. All there before my eyes in one moment of time.

I reached into the air behind Him trying to touch them. Sobbing and choking back the tears I cried with a loud voice to HIM. But what about them? What will happen to them?
He spoke softly to me. This ONE who spoke the Universe into existence.

But what about them? What will happen to them?
He spoke softly to me. This ONE who spoke the Universe into existence. “Ernie, I stood at the door of your heart for 38 years waiting to be invited in. Then I whispered your name and you heard my voice and you opened the door to your heart and let me in.

The decision to open the door to your heart was yours not mine. The same decision is theirs as well. I will continue to knock on the door of each one of their hearts for as long as they live in time. I will wait patiently as I did for you, to be wanted by them.

They too as you have, in a yet future moment; will stand before me. They will have to answer my question…”Who do you say that I am?” They two will be held accountable to my Standard of Perfection.

Then the same hands that formed me in my mothers womb, gently wiped the tears away from my eyes. He opened the door before me and said, “Welcome to my home, to your future…for you, the past is gone forever.” “As for them…they have the Law and the Prophets (Luke 16 verse 30 -31).

The Messiah Jesus walked out of the pages of the Prophets and into our world. The world HE MADE. And for a while the Heavens loss became mankind’s gain, and God proved that his mercies are new every day.

At the end of my days, when HIS Throne fills my view,
I will sing of HIS Mercies anew, and I will STAND in HIS Presence Forever and ever.

“May the Lord God Almighty, the Ancient of Days, the Lord God of Israel shower you with His Grace and Mercy and Peace…. as you raise your voice with the Apostle Peter’s response to the question Jesus asked him on the Mount of Transfiguration…..“Who do you say that I AM?”
You, are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God”.

Will you be able to stand before HIM when He comes the 2nd time?

HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED ! ! !

WHO KILLED CHRIST ?

I am a Messianic (Jewish) believer in Jesus. That means I believe Jesus is the Messiah that the Jewish people are looking for. Jesus is also the Christ of Christianity. Jesus is one and the same, the SON of GOD. I have been asked the question who killed Christ by both Jewish and non-Jewish friends, since I became a believer in 1985. The following is my answer to the question, “Who killed Jesus, The Christ”.

The “ANSWER” to this question can simply be put into one sentence. But understanding the question and the far reaching implications that the “ANSWER” has attached to it requires a much greater “ANSWER” than one simple sentence can express.

Who killed Christ? I did, you did, every human being that has walked this earth did, the Romans did and the Jews did. But, THE PERSON who bears sole responsibility for the death of The Christ is GOD HIS FATHER.

The God who created the universe, the earth, mankind and all that is upon the earth, also created Time and History. The mystery of history is that it is really HIS- Story, the story of Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah, the Christ. History is the story of how and why Gods only Son chose to enter space and time to die on a Cross for the Sin’s of everyone. So that when we die, you and I could have a way to go home to be with God in Heaven.

In Genesis Chapter 5 there is a listing of the names of the Descendants of Adam. It is a genealogy of 10 names from Adam through Noah.

Hidden within Genesis 5 is the oldest prophecy that God established regarding His eternal plan of redemption for mankind, which is the Gospel, The Cross of Jesus.

Every Hebrew letter or number has a meaning. When we interpret the Hebrew meaning of each of these 10 names, they form the most fascinating sentence in the entire Bible.

Adam……………………………man (is)
Seth……………………………..appointed
Enosh……………………………mortal
kenan……………………………sorrow (but)
Mahalalel……………………….The Blessed God
Jared…………………………….shall come down
Enoch……………………………teaching
Methusaleh……………………..His Death Shall Bring
Lamech…………………………. the despairing
Noah……………………………..comfort and rest.

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow (but) The Blessed God shall come down teaching, His Death Shall Bring the despairing comfort and rest.

How awesome is God, that within the Hebrew names of a genealogy in the Old Testament, HE would hide the New Testament Plan of Redemption. (Salvation, bought for all through the death on the Cross of Gods Son, Jesus / Yeshua the Messiah of Israel!).

Yes, every person that ever lived contributed to Christ’s death because of their Sin.
Yet it was God His Fathers plan to put HIS own Son Jesus the Messiah, to death on the Cross. Listen again, as God speaks through the Prophet Isaiah about the crushing of the Messiah. In Isaiah 53 vs. 10 “but the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief as a guilt offering”.

Jesus, volunteered for the assignment in Heaven. We read in the book of Hebrews 12 vs 2 that Jesus willingly laid HIS life down, “ Who for the JOY set before HIM endured the Cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Jesus knew in eternity past that HE would go to the Cross and that HE would be Resurrected. But HE also knew the Joy of a future eternity filled with His redeemed people, bought by HIS Blood because of HIS willing sacrifice on that Cross for you.

Yes, I killed Christ, you killed Christ, the Romans Killed Christ, the Jews killed Christ………all of Mankind Killed Christ. Fixing the blame isn’t important! What is important is to accept Jesus’s death on the Cross for your Sin’s. Placing your hand in HIS so HE can welcome you to your new home in heaven when you die.

Take HIS hand; it is GODS HAND reaching out to save you from yourself and your 2nd death, YOUR ETERNAL DEATH that Satan wants you to experience Forever.

STAND ALONE FOR YESHUA

ONE JEW….STANDING ALONE FOR YESHUA / JESUS !

GOD has proclaimed you are a TRUE Jew Only if you have a BORN AGAIN Circumcised heart.

I am, a COMPLETED JEW with a Circumcised BORN AGAIN HEART, that pumps ROYAL BLOOD. I am a child of ABBA / DADDY and a follower of YESHUA, the SON of OUR TRIUNE GOD.

Deuteronomy 30:6 (from the Jewish Old Testament) “Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

Romans 2:29 (from the JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT) “A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise does not come from men, but from God.”

Proverbs 30:6 “Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? WHAT IS HIS NAME OR HIS SON’S NAME? SURELY YOU KNOW !

Zechariah 12:10 “I (YESHUA) will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me (YESHUA) whom they (Nation of Israel) have pierced; and they will mourn for Him (YESHUA), as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him (YESHUA) like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.”

Zechariah 13:8 “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third (BORN AGAIN—COMPLETED JEWS) will be left in it. “And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.”

The ONLY PLACE you will find the LOVE of YESHUA Is At The FOOT Of HIS CROSS. YESHUA Comes Back the 2nd Time ONLY IN JUDGMENT !

HE IS RISEN ! HIS TOMB IS EMPTY ! YESHUA / JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU !

HEARING GOD

 

God’s voice flows throughout the Old Testament and New Testament.

His Voice spoke:
• the Universe and Time into existence.
• to Moses from a burning bush.
• at Mt. Sinai to the nation of Israel out of Clouds, Fire and Thunder.
• to Ezekiel out of a gentle wind.
• saying Be Still to a raging storm and the sea stood still.
• to Lazarus, a dead man who came back to life after 4 days of death.
• and cried and wept and sobbed over Jerusalem.
• whispering from His Cross… “Father forgive them.”
• ROARING from His Cross… “It IS FINISHED”.

If you follow the creation account in the book of Genesis you will notice that God’s Voice spoke into existence everything by saying “Let there be …

Yet when He came to man, God said…Let US make man in OUR image; MAKING THE TRINITY CLEAR TO ALL WHO SEEK HIS VOICE THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

Today GOD’s SON Whispers your name. He waits patiently to be wanted. His heart yearns to beat as one with yours. If you shut out the world around you; and BE STILL….YOU WILL Hear His Voice.

IN JESUS…
The Messiah of ALL Nations…
I found me.

HIS STORY

 

1 John 4:10
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
The Bible is The love story about Gods great love for His children and the ultimate sacrifice of His Son for you, so someday you can go to heaven.

The Bible is ONE book.
With ONE HERO….Jesus.
With ONE Villain….Satan.
With ONE Theme….Salvation.
With ONE Purpose….to Glorify Almighty GOD.
“Do not forget me, O my children, says the Lord”…
Don’t forget HIM.

Who is this ONE we are called not to forget?
Let me remind you.
We call HIM the Son of God
We call HIM the Messiah of Israel
We call HIM the Christ of HIS Church
We call HIM the Lord God Almighty
We call HIM the Lord of Lords
We call HIM the King of Kings
We call HIM the King of Angels
We call HIM the King of Men
And we call HIM the KING of AGES.

That last title to me is the most awesome title of all …The King of AGES. Why because the King of Ages is the King of Eternity and if you believe in Jesus, then you my friend have become an Eternal Being with a future.

You will live in HIS Presence forever as He lives to please you and make you Happy throughout the Ages to come that He has planned for HIS eternal family to enjoy together.

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.” For 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.
I receive all things from HIS Hand and am glad and rejoice in HIS Mercies that are new every day I live here on Planet Earth.

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

1 Corinthians 2:9
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

The Old and New Testaments are history….HIS-story….the True story of the MESSIAH YESHUA….JESUS The CHRIST !

Remember JESUS THE SON OF GOD, Who Was BROKEN For YOU !

IN JESUS, I found me.

 

EASTER

The HOLY DAY of EASTER is almost here.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is about an EMPTY TOMB.
And Believers in Jesus are on the road home to Heaven.
Because we know the Truth… that HISTORY is really HIS-STORY…the Story of JESUS… the SON OF GOD.

And you and I are written on every page of the Old & New Testaments…because we were created for HIM.
You and I…We Were Born in the Mind of God before He Created the Heavens and the Earth.

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12
Our Journey of Life on planet earth began when we came out of our mother’s womb. Very soon as we get older we find that life is bitter / sweet.

We quickly learn that life is a journey of choices and consequences that have a direct impact on us and those we love. Yet there is another impact on something else we cherish, it’s called Time.

We evaluate TIME by looking into a mirror. Our minds record what we look like as a teenager, young adult, middle age, old age and then the Ancient of Day’s.

Time can be felt in two ways. Through our bodies and through our minds. What happens to most of us is that we lose track of time. Our lives during our journey of life become overloaded. Then we need to begin multitasking to keep up with life at a rate that we in essence cannot keep up with. We do not think of nor recognize the fact that this physical existence called life has a time limit.

So when we are faced with our Time Running Out, whether young or old, we continue to focus only on the Time we have left. Never once considering the fact that each of us is an Eternal Being created by GOD.

We think in terms of the grave that awaits us as our bodies turn back into dust. We don’t realize that when this House of Clay turns back to dust; the real me, the real you contained within, is released into eternity.

The real big Question for each of US is what happens next? But there is a greater question we need to understand before we die…. Who Can I Place MY HOPE IN for My ETERNAL LIFE? I believe you would agree that this is the most important question to answer while we still live on this earth.
Before you can answer that question you must first have answers to the following questions. Who Am I, How Did I Get Here, What Am I to Do Here On Earth, Where Am I Going When I Die?

We do not want to hear answers that are based on Legends, Myths, Fairy Tales and Lies. We desperately need to know the Truth that will tie our Birth, Life, Death and Eternity together. Because without the TRUTH we will find that we have nothing to stand on before a HOLY GOD.

There is another QUESTION that Echoes throughout the heavens from Eternity Past, The Present and Eternity Future. It’s THE QUESTION that JESUS WILL ASK each of us when we stand before HIM alone. …Who Do You Say That I AM?

The Short Answer to that question is :
IN JESUS I FOUND ME !

Romans 8 says…For those God FOREKNEW, He also PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, so that Jesus would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He PREDESTINED, He also CALLED; those He CALLED, He also JUSTIFIED; those He JUSTIFIED, He also GLORIFIED !

The Reason You Have Breath is to Walk In Faith and Share HIS GOSPEL.

Is it LOVE or WAR….OR BOTH?

Yes as believers we are called to LOVE. But many of us have forgotten that there is an ETERNAL BATTLE going on.

A Battle on Earth yes, but in two Realms…the Physical and the Spiritual. Wars of words in Our Dimension and Wars of actual battles in the Dimension of Angels.

If your focus is only on love then you will love your loved ones to their Eternal 2nd Death. JESUS calls us to WAR and to be a Witness to His GOSPEL. To fight for HIS TRUTH.

The Truth brings confusion, pain and anguish with it. Because only the TRUTH brings forth a New Birth through Birth Pangs that are horribly painful but a necessary part of the road to Salvation.

So share your LOVE always, but use the Sword of Righteousness that the Lord has given you to combat the Enemy of Our Souls.

Then Pray that the HOLY SPIRIT will honor your love for those you love. Ask HIM to help you plant seeds of Truth that will grow because they are watered by YOUR TEARS of LOVE for those YOU LOVE.

The War has been WON !

Yet there are only a few Battles left to fight. Stay Strong, Stand Alone for JESUS. Praying ALWAYS that HIS WILL BE DONE…to His Praise and Honor Forever and Ever AMEN.

The RAPTURE is COMING…

Wake up before it’s too late for those you will Leave Behind; your loved ones who have not come to the CROSS of CHRIST !

JESUS IS CALLING YOU

JESUS is still on the Throne
And HE will remember HIS Own.

Though trials may press us
And burdens distress us
HE never will leave us alone.

JESUS is still on the Throne
And HE will remember HIS Own.

And HIS Promise is TRUE
HE will not forget you…
JESUS is still on the Throne.

So turn your eyes upon JESUS.
Look full in HIS wonderful face.

And the things of Earth will grow
Strangely dim in the light of
HIS Glory and Grace.

May you take the NAIL SCARRED HAND
Of JESUS every day that you live on Planet EARTH.

As Together you walk in the warmth of HIS SON-Shine;
up the Narrow Road Home to Heaven.

AMEN and AMEN

RICH MAN And LAZARUS

FOOD FOR YOUR JOURNEY
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Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man and Lazarus

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

“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 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.’

“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. 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.’

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

“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them. “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

“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.’”

With a heavy heart…
As an only child I am the repository of all the memories of my mother and father.

When I die and go to be with the Lord, there will be no one left to remember my parents. If they knew Christ as their Savior and Lord (which they do not), then there would be a reunion in heaven between us. But I do not have that to look forward to and neither do they. When I go to be with the Lord He promises to wipe away every tear from my eyes regarding this journey of life; here on this veil of tears we call earth.

Jesus will somehow heal my broken heart and give me peace and I believe forgetfulness of all those whom I loved and cherished while here, but will never see again. So, in a true sense I will have forgotten my parents, never to be remembered again. But my parents will be in another place, not together, but alone with all their memories of the life they lived.

Memories that will be remembered by each of them and reviewed forever.

Who do you know and love more than your own life that does not know Jesus Christ as Savior? By keeping your mouth closed about your faith do you understand that you are helping them condemn themselves?
That’s not what God wants and that should not be what you want.

There are many creative ways to share the Word of God. Don’t ever give up, keep on trying. Someday it will be too late and those whom God has put in your path will be forgotten to you…because you won’t be here anymore.

They will miss the reunion. They will miss a new universe that God has created to give us dominion over with purpose and joy. They will miss the forever joy of a journey without end.

When it is all over, there is nothing more important for you to do than to share your faith and speak to them about their need for a Savior. Should they die before you; you do not want to carry the emotional anguish because you kept your mouth shut. Jesus Said… “I AM the WAY the TRUTH and The LIFE”…. there is NO OTHER WAY to Heaven but through ME.

Your blessing will be to forget them…. they have no blessing… they will become the FORGOTTEN.

Your Hidden Diary

 

This record of your life will not be found in any earthly book, or on the Internet. We are told it exists in one place only…in heaven. This book shows the road you have chosen to travel through your life. There are two roads in life with two ultimate destinations that represent your eternal forever home.

Your destination is determined as you travel by the choices you made. Each CROSS road is clearly marked by signs, but the choices are yours to make alone.

This personal record began in the womb of your mother at your inception. It continues to record every action, every motive, every word you have ever spoken, and every inner thought you have ever had.

This record continues for as long as your heart beats. When your heart stops beating the record ends. This is a very important book for it is a record of your entire earthly life that you have lived out before the face of the God who created you. The God you will be accountable to for the time HE has given you to live.

The moment you die your book will be opened before you as you stand before a Holy God to be judged. The book of the history of mankind will not be opened, for it has absolutely no value at all. It is only a record of darkness.

The Word of God says, that the book of the personal record of your life will be reviewed by the penetrating eyes of Jesus.

None of your recorded good works will have any bearing on your judgment. For nothing you have ever done is good enough to meet the standards of a HOLY GOD.

The other book that will be opened before you is HIS Bible. The Bible makes it clear that you need a Savior. It will condemn you to an eternity apart from God if you have chosen to ignore its warnings by choosing to live your life walking the wrong path, following the wrong signs…doing your will, not HIS and never accepting HIS SON as your Savior.

Your life is a living book being recorded by God to be read back to you personally when you meet HIM.

Like all good books, I hope yours is worth the read and has a happy ending.