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.

Will YOU be eating from the TREE of LIFE?

SIGNS of the Coming NEW BEGINNING

How can We Know we are in The End Times?
Soon Darkness will forever be banished to its place as the GLORY of JESUS breaks forth for ALL to see in the Eastern Sky, bringing the Dawn of Eternity with HIM. There is NO DOUBT that we live in the End Times.

12 End Time Signs –

INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 …’even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’

ABILITY TO ENFORCE THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Revelation 13:17 …’And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’

MAN OF SIN REVEALED
2 Thessalonians 2:3 …’Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.’

VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY
Matthew 24:37 …’But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’

Luke 17:28-30 …’Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’

RISE IN SPIRITUALISM1 Timothy 4:1 …’Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.’

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS
Hosea 4:3 …’Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.’

NATURAL DISASTERS
Luke 21:25-26 …’and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

EARTHQUAKE’S Matthew 24:7 …’and earthquakes in diverse places.’

UNSEALED PROPHECY
Daniel 12:4 …’But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.’

FALSE CHRISTS and PROPHETS
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ … and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’

WORLD PUSHING FOR PEACE
1 Thessalonians 5:3 …’For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’

WAR
Matthew 24:6-7 …’And ye shall hear of wars … For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.’

FAMINE
Matthew 24:7 …’and there shall be famine.’

CHRISTIANS BEING KILLED
Matthew 24:9-10 …’Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’

INCREASE IN SIN
Matthew 24:12 …’And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’

APOSTATE CHRISTIANS TURN AWAY FROM TRUTH
2 Timothy 4:3-4 …’For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.’

GOD DESTROYS THOSE WHO DESTROY EARTH
Revelation 11:18 …’And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.’

GOSPEL PREACHED TO WORLD
Matthew 24:14 …’And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

How can We Know Recognize the Anti-Christ?

The Anti-Christ brings with him the One World Government and One World Religion. And He will establish a 7 year Peace Treaty in the Middle East between the Arab Nations and the Nation of Israel.

The Scriptures give us a portrait of the false Messiah and reveals to us that he will imitate the true Messiah in at least 6 ways:

1. He will come to the Jews with overtures of peace (Dan. 9:27).
2. He will come portraying a great king (Rev. 6:2).
3. He will come to the Temple in Jerusalem (Dan. 9:27 & II Thess. 2:4).
4. He will perform many great signs and wonders (II Thess. 2:9).
5. He will have a forerunner much like Elijah who is prophesied to come before the true Lord (Mal. 4:5 & Rev. 13:11-13).
6. He will even imitate the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rev. 13:3 & 12).

Zechariah 14:2-5 “For I (JESUS) will gather all (including the USA) the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the LORD (JESUS) will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4 In that day His feet (JESUS) will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. 5 You (1/3 of the Nation of Israel) will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD (JESUS), my God, will come, and all the holy ones (Born Again Christians throughout time) with Him!

DO  YOU  BELONG  TO  THE REMNANT ?

 

 

Jesus keeps knocking and we keep sharing yet only the Remnant / the Few continue to listen to the Whisper of His Voice. The Many, the Tares, the Goats continue to remain Deaf, Dumb and Blind to His Truth as they Walk the Wide Road to a Cliff. Our Salvation is Truly Bitter, Sweet. as we continue to walk the Narrow Road Home planting seeds into Seeking Hearts along the shadows on either side.

God said in Psalm 139 vs.13 that He knew me before I was in my Mother’s womb. God said in Romans 8 vs.29, that whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become a believer in His Son Jesus.

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I  knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

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

Romans 8:28-29

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.

IN  JESUS / YESHUA… I FOUND ME !

YOU CALL ME….

You call me eternal, then do not seek me.
You call me fair, then do not love me.
You call me gracious, then do not trust me.
You call me just, then do not fear me.
You call me life, then do not choose me.
You call me light, then do not see me.
You call me Lord, then do not respect me.
You call me Master, then do not obey me.
You call me merciful, then do not thank me.
You call me mighty, then do not honor me.
You call me noble, then do not serve me.
You call me rich, then do not ask me.
You call me Savior, then do not praise me.
You call me shepherd, then do not follow me.
You call me Way, then do not walk with me.
You call me wise, then do not heed me.
You call me Son of God, then do not worship me.

When I [Sentence] you, then do not blame me.

JESUS
Your King for Eternity !

A LETTER from ABBA FATHER TO MY CHILD

Merry  CHRIST-mas
FROM ABBA / YOUR DADDY
 
TO MY CHILD
You may not know me, but I know everything about you Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all of your ways
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live
Acts:17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made
Psalm 139:14
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
 
Romans 8:30
“Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also GLORIFIED.”
 

PORTRAIT OF ISAIAH

   

Who Will Go For US?
GOD Calls YOU to be a Pillar of Fire in the Darkness

The King called for a volunteer. Note the sentence structure…”Who will go for US?” The King stood up before the armies of Heaven. His eyes like flames of fire gazed across the realms of the Earth, the Universe and finally Heaven.

As God stood all the Host of Heaven bowed the knee before His presence; yet only one man, a self-proclaimed person of unclean lips fell flat on his face in utter fear, unable to speak or move. Isaiah the prophet recognized that among the host of heaven all were Holy and pure and sinless with the exception of himself.

Isaiah lay prostrate awaiting an unknown fate. The latter is from the Book of Isaiah Chapter 6: 1- 8 in the Bible. Through the inspired words of Isaiah, as he shared his vision; you and I get a glimpse into heaven. Isaiah was a prophet called by God to live for one purpose and one purpose only.

That was to serve and speak for God by confronting his generation with the TRUTH of God…. to awaken the living that are the DEAD…which was the will of God for his life.

And so an Angel took a burning coal and touched the prophet’s lips and made them clean. And Isaiah stood up as God said “ Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?

And Isaiah said, “Here am I. Send me!” And God Said, “ GO…. and tell this people…”

Whether you can relate to this or not makes no difference. However if you are a true believer in Christ then you also live here for but one purpose. That being to serve the living God only according to His will for your life. You too are called to reach out to the living dead all around you with the TRUTH of God.

You are an ordinary person called forth by an Extraordinary God to do great things. HE is your strength until your eyes finally see His Kingdom. He grants you HOPE and FAITH for each day because of His great and everlasting LOVE for you.

The TRIUNE GOD of ISRAEL

 

The Tri-Unity of God is established through the very words in Hebrew used by GOD to speak of HIMSELF in the Old Testament. He is more than one!

  • In the beginning GOD (elohim). Adding im makes His name plural.
    •God made man in OUR image like US. He did not say like ME.
    •The Shema, statement of Israel’s faith in the ONE true God.

“Hear O Israel the Lord our God is ONE (Echad – a plural of the same kind or
essence). The Hebrew word Yahid could have been used by God. It means
ONE singular, alone, no one like me.

Today, the God of Israel is waiting to be wanted not just by Israel but by the Nations of the Earth. The MESSIAH BELONGS TO EVERYONE…not just the Nation of Israel.

Please understand THIS about the Jewish People. Israel is GOD’s Prophetic Time Clock. Israel is a nation that has been destroyed, re-gathered, and has re-emerged in time as the focus of world attention.

Its capitol Jerusalem is indeed a cup of trembling for the world. Jerusalem belongs to GOD ALONE and HIS SON JESUS is coming back to TAKE IT BACK FOREVER !

There will NEVER be Peace in Jerusalem until the PRINCE of PEACE YESHUA / JESUS Comes Back AGAIN. My prayer for Jerusalem is “EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS”.

NO OTHER NATION EXISTS as a declaration to the world that in the records of her history, we find our roots and in the predictions of her prophets we find our future.

 

GOD CALLS US……..

God calls us …“To be a people of Remembrance”

History speaks but no one is listening.

Today, lesson’s to be learned from the past history of mankind fall on deaf ears. News reports no longer give us both sides of events; instead they feed us biased visual and audio sound bites. We do not think anymore for ourselves because it takes effort and time to think. Rather we echo the opinions of others, because we have no time to develop our own.

The result is manipulation of emotions, which now rule our minds and actions. The power of the media is so great that history can be altered within one generation and consequently the truth of our past can disappear like smoke in the wind…gone forever.

God has provided to all who will listen; the Pre-Written History of mankind’s Past, Present and Future. It is a history written by God who offers His Creatures choices with grave consequences.

It is a history that has left a trail of blood in the desert. The Blood of mankind and the blood of the Nation of Israel and the Blood of Gods Redeemer…His Son…The Messiah and Savior of this world.

This history records a battle of Galactic scale, involving mankind and angelic creatures both fallen and Holy; both seen and unseen.

This history has been written down for you to know and understand by God Himself. It is contained in the Judeo / Christian Bible. Within its pages are the story of the Nation of Israel and your story as well.

You say what have I in common with the Nation of Israel? Both of you are tied to the blood of Christ left in the Judean sand 2,000 years ago. Both of you are the prize being fought over by myriads of unseen angelic beings.

Not only has the past and present of this history which you now currently are living out been written. But, its future ending has been written as well.

You can read about it when you explore the history of the Nation of Israel and its Messiah in the Bible. Israel is Gods Prophetic Time Clock. The hands of time will only continue to tick for just a little while longer.

On a day soon to come, at the last stroke of the mid-night hour; when the stars and moon will no longer give their light…JESUS WILL COME AGAIN as He promised. His sign will be plain to see by every eye. It will be like lightning that goes from the east to the west. The dark sky will light up for all to witness His coming back.

 

How is it possible NOT to know Who HE IS?

I find it interesting to think back to the Triumphal Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. Jesus came humbly and meekly sitting on the back of the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9). The crowds were crying Hosanna…Blessed is He who comes in the NAME of the Lord ! Peace in Heaven and Glory in the Highest!

Over and over again the crowd chanted in the Name of the Lord. “And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Jesus, Teacher rebuke Your disciples! and Jesus answered …I tell you , if these become silent the stones will cry out!” Did you catch that thought? …even the Stones know the NAME of Jesus.

DID YOU KNOW THE OLD TESTAMENT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT GOD HAS A SON?

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a Son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the Government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Psalm 2:6-12
He said to Me, Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession…………Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way……… How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Prov.30:4
Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, Surely, You know?

And I remind you again that even the Stones know who Jesus Is. How much more should those of us who are the Living Stones of His Church… KNOW HIM…and OBEY HIM?

When Jesus Comes Again…
The sun will rise and the darkness will flee. The Earth will rejoice and the leaves of the trees will clap their hands for joy. The animals will live together in peace. The angels will sing once again. All of Gods Born Again Creation Will Rejoice.

If you know the Son of God personally as your Lord and Savior you will be free from sin forever, and your name will be found in the Lambs Book of Life. And, then the God who called you forth out of nothing will welcome you home with open arms and nail pierced hands.

And for the first time in your life you too will know who Jesus really IS, because your walk by Faith will now be a walk by Sight, Forever More.  AMEN and AMEN.

SEE JESUS

 

The Bible says that the fallen Angels are believers in the Truth, they tremble at their fate…but there is no Salvation for them through the Cross. Instead they wage war on the bearers of Gods Image…people. They do all they can to misdirect us so we too will share their fate in the lake of fire.

See Jesus through the lens of the New Testament as He speaks of events yet to come that HE will fulfill literally, bodily …and personally.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in a lowly stable in Bethlehem, and know that He is the virgin-born Son of God.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and know that, as no other man, He lived a sinless life, and always, without exception, did the perfect will of His Heavenly Father.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan River as the Holy Spirit descended upon Him, and hear the voice of His Father say, “this is my beloved Son in Whom I am well-pleased”.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in the synagogue in Nazareth as He testified of Himself with these words: “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon ME, because he hath anointed ME to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent ME to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as he taught His Father’s truth, healed the sick, restored the sight to the blind, and raised the dead; and, in so doing these things, demonstrated that He had the power to reverse the effects of sin.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as from the cross with His last breath He spoke these triumphant words: “It is finished”. He was speaking of redemption for which purpose He had come into the world.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus on the third day following His crucifixion and burial and see the empty tomb and know that Jesus defeated satan, light defeated darkness and life defeated death.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and see Him as He ascended from the Mount of Olives to Heaven, there to be enthroned at the right hand of His Father as our great High Priest, our advocate and intercessor.”

Yes, view our world through the lens of the life of Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, the King of Eternity. Then you will not despair nor will you be disappointed at history’s end.

The end of the Old Testament speaks of His Coming. The end of the New Testament speaks of His Coming Back. And the Book of Revelation speaks of a new Earth created for people with a new future that will last forever.

This promise is for all those who have placed their faith in JESUS the Son of God.