TWO WORDS THAT SOUND EXACTLY ALIKE

The MORNING of the church or the MOURNING of the church?

Yet their meanings are separated by ETERNITY! One word refers to the coming Lord of light (JESUS)…who is the SON-SHINE of His One True Church.

The other word refers to the Death of the FALLEN CHURCH of Mankind!

The Morning of the Church – It’s Beginning
When the church was born at Pentecost the new life of the church was exhilarating. It was pure it was powerful it was productive. They were devoted to prayer and worship and the Apostles Doctrine.

And they gathered every day to engage in all of those things. The result was a powerful evangelistic impact in those early days. The church grew in just a few weeks from the 3,000 at Pentecost to an excess of 20,000 embracing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The early chapters of the book of acts chronicle the transforming days of the dawning of the morning of the church. When the Son of God lite up the sky. The church was filled with truth, filled with faith, filled with Love, filled with generosity, filled with passion for the lost, filled with hope and all of that was influenced by the teaching, preaching and the writing of the Apostles of Jesus Christ and those associated with Him.

But even in the purity of those infant days. When the passion was high and the truth prevailed and people were exhilarated in their newfound life. Even in those early days the Holy Spirit gave the Apostles the privilege of looking into the not to distant future.

The Mourning of the Church – It’s Ending
And in looking into the future the Holy Spirit allowed the Apostles to see something frightening, something terrifying, something mystifying, and something unbelievable.

What did the Holy Spirit show them and what did they prophesy?
That Jesus would return, YES
That the world would one day be destroyed, YES
That the universe would melt in an atomic holocaust, YES
That sinners would finally be judged, YES
That believers would be raptured, YES
That believers would be taken to Glory, YES
That believers would be rewarded, YES
That there would be a Millennial Kingdom on earth with Christ Reigning as King, YES
That eventually there would be a New Heaven and New Earth, YES
That the Gospel would even be preached to the ends of the earth, YES
That the Church would grow and flourish, YES

The Apostles preached about that, wrote about that and reminded the believers that Jesus spoke about that.

But beyond that, there was one un-believable, un-thinkable, un-imaginable, bizarre and strange reality that the Apostles predicted.

That the church, would defect from the Truth and become perverted in its understanding of Scripture. That the church; would abandon the TRUE Gospel and preach a False Gospel and Abandon Christ. This can only happen to a church filled with False Teachers, Teaching False Doctrine to immature Christians who are Biblical Illiterates and cannot discern truth from error and worship a different Jesus and will accept the Anti-Christ.

To the False Teachers among us:

Jude 1:12-14
“These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.”

To the Immature Christians among us:

Jude 1:17-21
“But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.”

If you believe in JESUS, yours is a different destiny.
You will live in a place with no death, no pain, no mourning cry, where
God Himself will wipe the tears from every weeping eye.

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An Interview from Hell

The following is not a story but an illustration by Christ of a real person in a real place…Lazarus is still there today, 2,000 years later. There are two things that would hurt me deeply as a person. One is to be purposely ignored and the other is to be forgotten. I have said before that I currently 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 him or her. 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.

He will somehow 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 them, never to be remembered again. Unlike them (my parents) who 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? Look around you at. …Your wife, your husband, your brother, your sister, your child (son or daughter), your grandchildren, your relatives, your best friends…the list can go on and on for most of us. 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. If you claim faith in Christ and His written words then you cannot argue that the following account is both literal and real.

Luke 16: 19 – 31
19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'”

Note that Lazarus is very much aware of his surroundings. He remembers his five brothers and wants to warn them, so they do not end up where he is.

Someone DID RISE from the DEAD .

HIS NAME IS YESHUA / JESUS !

NO MORE RABBINICAL JUDAISM

NO MORE RABBINICAL JUDAISM

We no longer can trust the wisdom of Rabbis that is based on the wisdom of the Rabbis that have gone before them to interpret the Old Testament. They did not recognize their Messiah the First Time and they will Accept the False Messiah / Anti-Christ when he arrives soon.

As a Jew turning my back on Rabbinical Judaism was the hardest decision I have ever made in my life. I hungered to know the Truth about GOD after my father died. BUT found out that everything I was taught was a lie.

The choice I made back in 1985 cost me my family for ten years. For the first two years after my accepting JESUS as my Lord and Savior I was haunted by the thoughts as to whether
what I believed was real.

I felt that way because the pain of my decision was almost too great for me. I had not counted the cost before my decision. The cost was overwhelming to me in the beginning. Yet I could not go backwards, only forwards. You see the old way made no sense to me anymore.

As I reflect back this was a blessing for me. I had a passion to share my faith with the lost. This passion put me into situations that caused me to defend my faith in the Lord and in the only Book that revealed HIM to us.

I learned when you have the TRUTH and take a stand in a verbal conflict that the ears of those around you open and seeds are planted in the hearts of many…not just the one you are
waging war with.

Finally at the end of the two years I knew I stood on solid ground. I did not believe in legends, myths or fairy tales. My FAITH could be defended by History, Science, Archeology, but most of all through Messianic Prophecies. WHY, because the BIBLE is Gods Pre-Written History of mankind’s Past, Present and Future. I believed in literal facts that were defend-able…I believed in The ONLY TRUTH.

The Holy Spirit had taken me through the refiners fire into situations so dark that I could feel and almost taste the darkness around me. I had gone forward to stand in the battle for the minds and hearts of people but not by myself…for HE was always there with me.

When I reviewed the battles within my mind, I realized when I had no answer…The Holy Spirit
took over. You see it is HE that fights for us if we bravely step out in faith to witness and
make a difference.

So if you want to grow in wisdom, knowledge and faith; then begin NOW to share the GOSPEL and your Faith Story. Then you will start your journey to spiritual maturity and your discernment of GODS Word will continue to grow.

This is what the Lord wants for you. Only then can you become a witness who has withstood the refiners fire and reflects His Image of light in the darkness that surrounds you.

GOD wants a Personal Relationship With YOU.

The God of the Bible wants to know you personally. And when you get to know Him personally He records your name in His Book. How awesome is that?

Why would the God of the Universe want anything to do with me, with you?
How can something compared to a speck of dust, a microbe in this cosmos be of any interest or significance to the God who created everything in the Universe?

Think with me for a minute. The Spirit of this Age (Satan) speaks to you from every False Religion, about a God who is unapproachable; unknowable, one to whom we must reach up to, but who does not care about us as individuals.

That’s the God’s of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Force of Scientology, and every other ism and ology that mankind worships falsely. They are all religions created by man…and made in man’s image.

Christianity is radically different, representing a 180 degree turn. Christianity is not a religion created by man. Christianity is about a personal relationship desired by the Creator of everything with His created Children, that’s right, He calls you His Child… Ephesians 1:11-12

He is The God, The True God who reaches down to his children. He offers you a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus. When you come to know God through His Son you become His child and have the right to call Him Abba, a Jewish word meaning … Daddy.

The Bible, Gods literal Word to you, speaks about family, love, children, sacrifice, salvation and a created universe made especially for you to enjoy forever. You will live for eternity with a new pure heart, in a new city with a new purpose and be part of a new family.

The God’s of the other religions and philosophies, speak to the crowds—not the person; they recognize the forest but not the tree…my God speaks to individual people face to face.

He sees every face. He recognizes the fact that each face has an individual story. He knows your name. Your name is written on the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16). He promises never to forget you or leave you.

Max Lucado puts it best when he says “Your name on Gods hand. Your name on Gods lips. Maybe you’ve seen your name in some special places. On an award or diploma or walnut door.

Or maybe you’ve heard your name from some important people…a coach, a celebrity, a teacher. But to think that your name is on God’s hand and on God’s lips…could it be? Or perhaps you’ve never seen your name honored. And you cannot remember when you heard it spoken with kindness.

If so, it may be more difficult for you to believe that God knows your name… but He does. Written on His Hand. Spoken by His mouth, Whispered by His lips…Your Name. And not only the name you now have, but the New Name He will give you when you come home”. But you can ONLY Come Home IF YOU Believe in HIS SON JESUS.

GOD wants a relationship with you through His Son Jesus, so He will be able to speak to you face to face as you read the words HE Wrote for You in His Bible.

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The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth:

The history of man is coming to a close. But the history of the Son of God is just beginning. All history is HIS-story. The question is whether you will be part of the continuing history of the Son of God. Or whether you will live alone in the darkness, with no mercy and no hope as one of the forgotten for all eternity.

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is not an option.
As long as you can carry your burdens alone, You don’t need a burden bearer.
As long as your situation brings you no grief, You will receive no comfort.
As long as you can take Him or leave Him, You may as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half heartedly.

But, when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call on, then cast all your cares on Him…for He is waiting in the midst of your storm.

He is preparing a place for you. He is the architect of your heavenly home…its builder and interior decorator too. He knows your hearts desires, your favorite colors, flowers, your favorite views.

He chose you before the foundations of the world were made.
He knows how to surprise you. He knows what you’ve always longed for.
And in His infinite care for you, He is preparing the perfect place for you.

FAITH IS TRUST

Faith is Trust based on evidence you choose to Believe.

In my search for God through the years I have found that Mysteries are
meant to be Revealed. That Religion’s are complicated lies meant to
Deceive. And The TRUTH…Gods TRUTH…is simple and clear.

Religion is the Voice of Man and cannot be defended from History,
Science or Archeology because Religion is weaved from layers of
complicated lies that will not stand. They are based in the shadows of
legends, myths and fairy tales.

I do not believe in the Gods that man has revealed through multiple
religions. Gods Truth is about a relationship that can be defended from
History, Science, and Archeology. But that’s not what excites me!

I believe in the God who revealed Himself to His Creation through His Word.
The Word’s given through Inspiration to His ancient Prophets for us.
The God that said man is but dust speaks to us today from ancient texts
that He has supernaturally preserved through time.

His Words of Truth have never changed because He has never changed.
He Is the Ancient of Days, the Eternal and True God. He revealed Himself
to man, man did not reveal God to himself !

God knows the beginning from the end and because He is THE ONLY GOD.

He Supernaturally proves who He is through Prophecy; just as you would
expect the real God to do…that’s what excites me !

GOD BECAME A MAN …so HE could rescue the Remnant, the few that Believe.

No one has been left out of His invitation to come to Him; not even you.

The Bible IS the autobiography of God.

WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD?

Many people peer back through the darkened pages of history and see a rather obscure picture of Jesus. They have heard of His 2,000-year-old claim that He was God, but they don’t quite believe it.

They find it hard to accept the idea that a small – town Jewish carpenter could have been the creator of the world. They prefer to believe other, less sensational theories about Him. Here are some of those beliefs.

Jesus is a man who achieved great things… this view is held by the Mormon Church. They teach that Jesus was a pre-existent spirit—but they believe that about everyone.

Jesus is a created being who was given the status of second-in- command…this view is held by Jehovah’s Witnesses. They teach that Jesus is a created individual who is the second greatest personage of the universe. He is a god, but not the Almighty God.

Jesus is a man no better than we are… this view is held by the Unification Church. They teach that Jesus’ value is no greater than that of any other man.

Jesus’ existence began at His conception… this view is held by the Way International. They teach that God created Jesus’ soul life in Mary at His birth.

Jesus is a prophet and messenger of God… this view is held by Islam. They teach that Jesus was only a messenger of Allah.

Jesus is less than most people think He is… this view is held by the Atheist. Most Atheists’ place Buddha or Socrates on a higher plane than Jesus.

Jesus is a great moral teacher… this view is held by the Unitarian Church. They teach that Christ was sent to earth as a great moral teacher rather than as a mediator.

Jesus is a mystic medium… this view is held by New Agers. They teach Jesus is a channeler; One of many ancients who give New Age adherents a glimpse at the past.

Jesus is a projection of our needs… this is the view of today’s psychologist’s and psychiatrist’s. Jesus is a culture hero who regardless of His historical existence, embodies the myth of the divine man.

One thing is for sure. Somebody is wrong! These people can’t all be right about Jesus. He cannot be exactly who all these people say He is. Many who think they know, don’t know. If He is only a prophet or a medium, then those who insist He is God are wrong.

If on the other hand He is God, then those who insist that He is only an exceptional man are wrong. Some might wish to have it both ways. In science and investigative journalism, we pursue truth passionately. Why should it be any different in this important realm?

You will ONLY find the REAL JESUS Hidden in the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and Revealed by HIS own words in the Jewish New Testament.

Both books make up ONE HOLY BIBLE. It is the Greatest Story Ever Told. It is not just History…but HIS-Story…the Story of the SON OF GOD. Written and given to the Prophets in the Old Testament and then lived out by JESUS in the New Testament.

Jesus, who came to Earth in Love to Die on the Cross for your sins. He was buried then Rose from the Dead 3 days later. Then continued doing miracles among 500 witnesses. Then Jesus Ascended back to Heaven; until the times of the Gentiles is over, when He will come back for His own in the Rapture. We will go up to Heaven to be with HIM.

Then Jesus will bring us with Him back to earth. But this time He comes back with NO LOVE, only Fire in His Eyes to destroy Evil Fallen Men and Women.

Your time to understand the True Identity of Jesus is running out. You live at the Dawn of Eternity. Soon, very soon now Time will no longer exist. But you will continue to Exist for Eternity. The only question is where you will live for Eternity.

The Death of Mankind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOPE

Spiritual Gold Nugget 4  Who Do You Hope In ?

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

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

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

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

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

BE WISE AS A CHILD!

Heaven is full of Children, who went home to be with the LORD too early.

Hell is full of Adults, who never understood that JESUS wanted them to think like a CHILD.

child

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 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

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love,

Abba / Daddy