Why 3 Crosses ?

CHRISTIAN,
The painting has only 2 Crosses. Jesus and the thief HE Saved from Hell.
You have HIS Story to tell. The better you know it, the more familiar you are with its intimate details, the greater the quality of the seeds will be that you plant…giving the Holy Spirit more to work with to reach those you love and others God brings to you.
Luke 10:2
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
The Gospel and the Harvest are tied together with words. It is the quality of your words that will have a direct impact on the Harvest. So when you explain the importance of the Cross of Christ to someone make sure you tell them the rest of the story… ”Why there are 3 Crosses” and the Consequences of making the WRONG DECISION.
When I became a believer in Jesus I recognized HIM on the Cross and accepted His death in exchange for mine.
Later I understood that in order to be HIS Follower I needed to take up my own Cross in this life filled with storms. Then, as I looked at the 3 Crosses I saw myself on the Cross next to HIM.
In Matthew 11:29-30 Jesus says to us …
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls…For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
When I finally understood that JESUS said that to me, I realized I am never alone and HE is with me always, even to the end of the age.
So now when I see the 3 Crosses I see myself there in the center held tightly in the arms of Jesus. I have become part of HIS Cross and I no longer carry mine.
He … knew my name !
He… knew my story !
I … was on His mind when He Died !
HE IS RISEN ! Remember and Share HIS Story ! ! !
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The REAL TREE of LIFE

It has always been interesting to me that mankind is continually warned to read and understand God’s Book. Yet, God says that it is His Creation, not mankind that continually groans to be rid of the curse of Sin. It is Creation that is anxiously waiting for the Second Coming of Christ. Mankind seems to care less about the topic.
Man throughout the centuries has ignored the God that created him. God in turn has stated that there will only be a Remnant (the few) throughout ALL of history who will find Him and gain Salvation.
Man, to whom God gave a mind to reason with, Man who bears the Image of His Creator…is blind, naked, and deaf and unable to see, touch or hear the words of God because of his arrogance and pride in himself and his accomplishments.
But the Creation, having not been made in the image of God, having no ability to reason, or to think…KNOW their Creator. The Creation as God Himself has said, groans bearing the weight of the curse, and anxiously awaits its removal and the re-creation of a new earth promised by God.
From the very beginning, from a seedling, the trees focus is upward to its Creator. In life trees performed their job, their role, their calling before their Creator in loving obedience.
They provided cover and homes for animals. They provided the coolness of shade, and bore fruit for mankind. They provided oxygen for the earth, so we would have an atmosphere conducive to life. And they sacrificed their very essence for the benefit of their appointed caretakers.
Yes, mankind was given dominion over the trees and over all creation by God.
But the main calling of trees was to lift up HOLY hands and clap in worship to their Creator when the Holy Spirit moved them by the wind. They know the story that is written in the Word of God. They know the story that man continues to ignore. They know its beginning because they were there. They live in hope because they know its ending as they groan and wait for their Redemption.
And they do for us what we are too ignorant to do for ourselves or for others.
They pray that our eyes would be opened and we would catch the vision of The Lord HIGH and LIFTED up upon HIS Throne.
You see God has not only planted the knowledge of Himself in each human being, but also within the trees, the birds, the animals. The knowledge of the Creator is within everything He has created.
He is Lord of the Living and Lord of the Dead.
He is Lord of the FOUND and Lord of the LOST.
Both the Living and the Dead, will bow down before their Creator by the power of the Holy Spirit and give HIM PRAISE for who HE IS.

THE EPIC STORY OF MANKIND

The Bible is the ONLY gift that you can give to someone that will keep on giving throughout Eternity. So look for ways to share His Story with your mouth and then give them the Only Gift worth giving…The Holy Bible.
My copy was personally AUTOGRAPHED BY JESUS. It is so very precious to me that I have hidden it within my heart.
The Book That Talks
I am probably hallucinating but when I sit in my study and write stories I can almost hear the books talking around the room. They complain about not being held and opened and read.They are lonely for human company. They were created to carry out the mission and passion of their authors; to touch the minds and hearts of those that God has put into their path.
Christian authors wrote all the books I have in my library about the Living Word of God. They represent the words of men trying to explain the Word of God. I, like you probably go back to those human books a multitude of times when compared to the times I actually pick up my Bible and read Gods Words.
We do this because it’s easier to read the exposition of someone we trust rather than read Gods Word and chew on it to gain the spiritual nutrition designed by its creator to nourish our soul.
Have you given any thought recently to the Holy Bible that you own sitting on your table, or on a bookshelf or tucked away in your closet. You had a passion that you could not refuse at one time. Can you hear the whisper of Christ saying to you, what has happened to the passion you once had for my words? The author of life has chosen to tell us the story of life and about HIMSELF in HIS Book. The story appropriately begins in the first chapter. It begins in the Book of Genesis…the Book of Beginnings and culminates in the Book of Revelation…the Book of NEW BEGINNINGS.
There among its pages God gives people both knowledge and insights to how He created the world and us. No human being was there to witness the events, for humanity was not born yet.
So my friend……Go back and do the things you did in the beginning. Begin again to devour the Bitter Sweet Word of God. His words will renew your strength, His words will renew your compassion and His words will renew your desire to reach out to the walking dead all around you.
All people are desperate for a cool cup of water; given to them by you on behalf of the ONE you SERVE, to quench their thirst in this desert valley of shadows we call earth.
So go back to the HOLY BIBLE to the Talking Book and begin again the story of the ages. No you will not hear audible words, but the words you read will ignite the embers in your heart, your mind and your spirit.
Then the Holy Spirit will once again burn brightly within you so that the image of God you carry will shine again and light up the night.
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CAN YOU HEAR THE VOICES OF TODAY’S MARTYRS ?


In America there is no cost to our faith. We live our lives as if we have no Cross to bear for HIM. We rarely use the Name Above ALL NAMES. We continue instead to say we believe in GOD. Whose God are you talking about? YOU Need to SAY THE NAME…JESUS !

Listen can you hear the wind bringing the Cries of Voices to our shores from our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world as they continue to DIE for their FAITH with the Name of JESUS on their lips.

This message is meant to wake you up to the reality of who you are. You are an image bearer of Christ. Your light should shine like a Pillar of Fire instead it shines like a candle in the darkness. You have chosen the journey towards home on the path that wanders into the shadows that surround you; rather than walking the narrow road bathed in His light, one step at a time all the way home. What is it about the SEWAGE that Surrounds You, that you are drawn to it?

Yes, you will make it home. Yes, He will accept you, but at what cost? Your walk is Joyless. Where is your joy?

You don’t even know what true joy is, because you will not allow yourself to experience it by faithfully serving HIM. You prefer darkness and shadows on the road home.

Christ bought you with His blood. He died for you. He forgives you but will you be able to forgive yourself?

As you become older and fragile, getting closer to the end of the road of this existence. You will start to realize that you cannot live the way you did before. Those days are gone. You will start thinking about what is ahead of you.

As the TRUTH becomes clearer you will look back and feel shame and realize that you would give anything to erase the story of a life lived in shadows.

Because you will finally understand what you have not done for JESUS all your life. So why would you put yourself thru that, when you don’t have to?

The non-believer who lives their entire life without Jesus, and then ends up in Hell will become a believer in Jesus. Everyone in Hell is a Believer in Jesus and they will enter Hell knowing that they deserve what they have earned through the choices they have made by never accepting Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

But how much worse is it for those that are Carnal Christians who never lived the life of a believer, committing every sin before the face of God, constantly disappointing everyone around them including the Lord who died for them.

How can they forgive themselves…how can they live with themselves knowing they are going to meet Him?

Look ahead; see Him there with His nail-scarred hand outstretched to you? Go, run to HIM, take His hand, change your walk and your talk and start living according to His will.

He can do great and mighty things through you because you serve an Extraordinary God, who loves ordinary people, which is who you are. One who has the Lord with Him and the Holy Spirit in Him.

The God/man became the Son of Man so that men and women could become Sons and Daughters of God. You are one of Gods children. You have the right to call HIM ABBA…DADDY.

He has a plan for your life from Eternity Past. Give Him the chance to work through you and then honor Him and He will take you on a Journey that you will never believe you could have.

You were born to live out the GREAT ADVENTURE He wants you to experience. A journey that will finally take you Home where you can stand before HIM in honor because you honored Him !

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

In GOD’s book you find the facts of mankind’s history…past, present and future. You find the facts about the origin of the earth, the universe and the facts about an Angelic Civilization created before us, still very much alive today living in a dimension around us, but not seen by us.

When I originally read Gods declaration that said it was He that knit me together in my mother’s womb and that He knew me before the foundations of the world were ever made… well what can I say… I wanted to go “BACK to the FUTURE”.

The imagination of our entertainment industry is producing movies based on what we know of the past and today. Then they draw from limited knowledge and postulate about what the future holds.

Amazingly if you look closely you will find Biblical themes and words from the Bible in their movies…especially science fiction. The most recent Superman parallels Christ in that mankind needs a Savior. The Transformers represent hidden guardians of mankind like the Angels watching over us, protecting us.

Transcendence takes mankind into our future state without GOD.
The same goes for the horror films that explore occult themes; many of which delve into the themes of Judgment written in the Book of Revelation.

Every scene of these movies and every word is nothing more than fiction portrayed as reality. The writers mix truth, error, fiction, legends and fairy tales together to weave stories that excite our imaginations.

I have found in studying the Bible a greater fascination with the Truth of God’s Word than the musings of men.

In a very real sense Truth is stranger than Fiction. God has already recorded the past, the present and the future. The fascinating thing is that you literally can read the end of the story if you have the courage to do so.

Jewish Evangelism

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
RABBI WILL YOUR EYES SEE IN ETERNAL DARKNESS ?
Jewish Evangelism

Biblical illiteracy is eating the Church Alive. If you have no discernment of the Truth which can only be found in the Scriptures. You will believe the coming lie and you will not go to heaven.

The following is the first of four excerpts from an encounter I had with a Jewish Rabbi claiming faith in the GOD of the Old Testament. I have broken it down into 4 parts and will post them individually.

RABBI: My respect for and love of my Christian/Jewish-with-Jesus brothers and sisters is healthy, strong and unshaken. Hashem does recognize people of other faiths and even the existence of other gods or god-like forces that are somewhat separate from him or not under His total control.

ERNIE: Let me apologize on your behalf to Hashem, because of your biblical ignorance. What is the first of the TEN COMMANDMENTS given to Moses at Mt. Sinai?

Let me help you remember:
You shall have no other gods before me!
There is but ONE GOD. The Old Testament proclaims the god of this world and all its man made religions is Satan.

RABBI: He doesn’t damn those people or gods simply because they were not chosen by Him for a certain role.

ERNIE: When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai the Nation of Israel was worshiping a golden calf instead of the ONE TRUE GOD.

The same GOD that brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt to save them…. pronounced a curse on them because they forgot the first commandment. That curse killed every person from 20 years old and up; as the Nation of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years.

That is the true meaning of Passover that no one celebrates or talks about.

RABBI: Those people of other faiths and gods can be righteous without accepting Him

ERNIE: Even the Jews are not righteous before a HOLY GOD: You are a sinner: Gen 8:21 “the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth. You cannot save yourself: Isa 64:6 “ALL our righteous deeds are like filthy garments (women’s menstrual cloth’s). You will be judged after death: Dan 12:2 There is a Hell: Isa 66:23-34
God has personally blinded the Jewish people: Isa 6:9… (this is especially for you…look it up and read it slowly.)
But there is Hope for you and the Nation of Israel: Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me. “There is a new covenant: Jeremiah 31:31

RABBI: Nevertheless, they can share in the fruits of redemption upon the arrival of Moshiach.

ERNIE: The only fruits THEY (people of other faiths) will share are those that come out of the False Messiah that most of the world will accept. He is called the Anti-Christ.

Even Israel will accept the False Messiah in the beginning. But then when JESUS the TRUE MESSIAH comes in Zachariah 14 ONLY 1/3 of the Jews will gain Salvation and recognize HIM as the TRUE MESSIAH and weep and cry out to “HIM whom they have PIERCED”.
The remaining 2/3 of the Jews will be killed and go down to Hell.

Rabbi: The Jews being “chosen” by Hashem is not at the expense of everyone else being left for naught. It is simply for a certain role, and, indeed, various non-Jews have their roles too, which are not necessarily lesser or greater or the subject of His judgment.
This is all expressly clear in the Tanakh, and does not require the opinions or comments of Rabbis or mortal whoever’s (though they are consistent).

Ernie: admit it…. you do not know your Tanakh…. you have no biblical understanding, because you do not understand the words God has written so clearly to you. Because you are still living under Isaiah 6:9…a curse.

Rabbi: So, to me, that all means that we can coexist without me accepting Jesus and without you dropping Jesus, and yet be equally righteous in Hashem’s eyes.

Ernie: Yes this will soon be the way that the entire world unites under one Global Leader who will create One World Religion that worships the dark side of humanity. Be aware the FALSE MESSIAH IS COMING.

RABBI: We cannot do nothing; we cannot do it alone; and, we cannot make precise common faith the litmus test of working together on common interests. We and our families and brothers and sisters, in the exercise of our free will, should all have the wisdom, strength and camaraderie to make it to the End of Days in the best condition possible.

ERNIE: Draw comfort from others like yourself while you can, but know you are accountable for the Life that Hashem has given to you. And you will stand alone before HIM. Then because you still have your Sin DNA, and because you are NOT Righteous… HE will say to you “I NEVER KNEW YOU” and you will not go to heaven.

The ecumenical movement bringing “World religions” together is happening quickly now. If you think that reading Gods truth is all you need in order to understand then think again.

Everything I have said, every Scripture used in this encounter has fallen on this person’s deaf ears. Multitudes have hearts that are hardened and shut down. Hearts that will never beat with the Lords because HE has left them to the choice they already made.

Yet we are called to witness when given the opportunity to do so, because we do not know who the Elect are. We do it in love, but we do it in HIS Strength and we cover these encounters in prayer asking the Holy Spirit to water our seeds.

When the door closes, you will know that you have done what you are called to do. Then shake the dust off your sandals, walk away and look forward to the next person the Lord puts in your path and start again. We wait for the SECOND COMING OF YESHUA / JESUS. THE SON OF GOD, THE KING OF ETERNITY.

THE ONE TRUE GOD. Read the SCRIPTURES to understand the TIMES YOU LIVE IN; because soon Time will be NO MORE.

Look to the Eastern Sky and you will see the DAWN OF ETERNITY, Beginning NOW !

We counted the Cost, Jesus carries our Cross daily, as we walk in the darkness that surrounds us, Lifting our SWORD of LIGHT to the Sky; Doing HIS WILL , Not Our Will. This is the life of HIS True Dulas….HIS SPIRITUAL WARRIOR…as we walk the Narrow Road. We are the TRUE ALIENS on Planet Earth and we wait daily, with JOY in our Hearts; for the FLIGHT HOME !

EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS ! ! !

 

THE VERY FIRST FATHERS DAY

The theme of the Book of Revelation is one of rewards for those that believe in Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, and the Son of God. That reward is to go home to Heaven.

Have you ever given any thought about the sacrificial love that GOD the Father showed each of us by sending His Only SON JESUS to die on that Cross in place of me and you, the ones who caused HIS PAIN.

In many of my stories I imagine God speaking directly to me.
“My child God said to me. I wanted to tell you personally what the Crucifixion of My Son meant to me.
You have children and grandchildren and I know you love them. I know that you would do all you could to protect them from harm and that you would gladly take upon yourself their death. I know this because you were created in my image with the ability to Love.

I know that if men took your child and beat him with whips that ripped both flesh and bone from his back…that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to carry a beam of heavy wood down the street as people swore at him, mocking him, and spitting on him… that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to lie down on that cross and then drove nails through his feet and hands to hold him there…that you could not be restrained.

Could you Ernie? The Lord asked softly…no Lord I said quietly.

I stood and watched as they did all those things to my Son. I stood there not for His sake but for yours, because He took that punishment not for His sake but for yours….I honored you through His Pain. But Ernie, when Jesus…MY SON cried out …MY GOD…MY GOD…WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

That was more than I could bear, so I turned away and cried uncontrollably. My Son had wept over Jerusalem; and now I wept over my Son. Yes, I could not look upon the Worlds Sins that MY Son was bearing, but even more than that, if I had looked at HIM at the moment HE said those words…I knew in my heart …
That I could not be restrained!

Ernie…I wanted you and those that say they love my Son, to know that even for the Joy set before both HIM and I…the Cross was the most difficult thing either of us have gone through.”

ARE YOU A WARRIOR FOR CHRIST ?

IT IS FINISHED !

ARE YOU A WARRIOR FOR CHRIST ?

The eyes of the Lord go to and fro throughout the earth looking for any who would believe. His eyes of fire search each heart that proclaims faith and then calls them to war. His fire can consume or His fire can bring warmth and light to your path as you follow in HIS footsteps.

It is more important today than ever to know your enemy. Put your time and efforts into studying the false doctrines of the enemy closest to you so you can draw the right weapon from Gods arsenal to help bring dead hearts to life.

Don’t sit comfortably by the campfire being warmed by others like you. You who know HIM, you who claim to know HIS voice, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear, you heard HIS CALL … COME…FOLLOW ME!

He did not call you to follow Him to heaven…that will come later. HE Calls you today to follow HIM to WAR… for the hearts and minds of those you love.

You are called to go forth into the darkness for you have seen a great light and you have been empowered to serve no matter who you are, no matter where you live…. no matter what the circumstances.

This battle is everywhere that you find people who know not the RISEN LORD. So go Boldly where you have never gone before.

Have you ever stopped to think how much God loves the Gentiles? God loves Gentiles so much that He Blinded His own Chosen people, whom He said are the apple of His eye, to the Truth about Jesus their Messiah.

God did this so Gentiles could receive the Gospel and become part of Gods eternal family. Jesus is the Jews Messiah, but He is also the hope of the Gentiles.

In Isaiah’s vision…God said “Who will go for us? The Holy Angels were silent, but Isaiah said…”Lord Send Me”.

That is the same commitment before the Lord of Hosts you and I must have in these end times we live in. We as believers need to go forth and say… Lord Send ME!

Just remember to reach into HIS fire and light your candle before you go…and then shine it into the darkness.

GOD HUNTERS

Looking for God in all the wrong places

The old ones day began early with the dawn. Clothed in animal skins he walked out from among his people; out from the inner recesses of his cave dwelling towards the Sun light.

He paused at the cave mouth and turned back to his people as they knelt to the ground. Then on their behalf he moved out of the shadows into the light to greet the gods they served.

The old one was the priest of his people. It was his responsibility to pray at the dawning of each day to the visible gods of the Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain, and Fire. Then he prayed to the unknown god; the Wind that came as it pleased and went without his knowledge. He could feel its touch, but the god remained invisible.

Look closely at this old one. He stands in the sunlight with arms raised to the sky, chanting and praising the creation, answering the shrill cry of an eagle overhead. Look behind him; there attached to his foot is the shadow of the darkness from the cave that clings to his body as he moves forward into the sunlight.

Man has come a long way since those days. Do we still worship the Earth and its elements? Not the way the Old One did, but yes we do. Are we still god Hunters? Yes, but now we do it more intelligently. Out of the depths of the darkness of our own minds we have created multiple major and minor religious systems with differing worldviews.

Yet with ONE Voice man says there is ONE god for all mankind and that all religions worship this ONE god. However, the god we find described within each religious system made by man is radically different from the god within each religion. Of the gods of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Mormonism; there are no common attributes that would lead you to believe they were one and the same god.

And so it is that man continues daily to strive towards the light, with the darkness never leaving him for it clings to his every step filling his soul with shadows, darkening his mind and reasoning abilities.

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Archeologists while digging in the Holy Land…the land of the Bible; unearthed a Necropolis. That word is a Greek word that means “City of the Dead”. Today we use the word Cemetery to reference the same thing, a place to bury the dead.
In this particular ancient Necropolis the archeologists found the first of many ossuaries or grave boxes that contained the remains of people who lived during the time when Christ walked the earth. The first ossuary found had the name “Amemtas” engraved upon it.
It was thought that the remains of a person called Amemtaswere in that ossuary. As more and more ossuaries were unearthed they all carried the name Amemtas. The first thought that came to mind was that a family known as Amemtas was buried in this Necropolis.
In actuality the entire Necropolis seemed to belong to the family known as Amemtas because more and more ossuary’s were found with that name on them.
Then someone looked up the translation of this name Amemtas. It turned out to be a Greek word that meant …”Blameless”. The remains of these people belonged to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. People who had a personal saving relationship with Jesus accepting His death on the Cross for their Sins; therefore making them “Blamelessbefore God. This unearthed Necropolis was a first century Christian cemetery filled with believers.
Believers because they had experienced Jesus The Christ first hand. They saw Him, heard Him, and touched Him. Unlike those of us today who must walk by faith, these precious believers walked by sight.
These Believers in Christ had caught the Spiritual Fire of God and could claim that in Christ they were now Amemtas… “Blameless” and living with HIM in Heaven.