REMEMBER JESUS

Three things to remember:

Don’t be afraid:
Too many of us are afraid to witness to people.
Too many of us are intimidated by non-believers.
Too many of us have weak faith and live in anxiety.

Don’t forget:
We forget who we are in Christ.
We forget that the Battle is His.
We forget that the Ending has been written and WE are on the Winning Side.

Don’t be ashamed:

Don’t ever be ashamed to say the name of the one who died for you. Don’t ever be afraid to defend HIM when people or worse your friends misuse HIS name. Don’t ever be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Jesus promises to be with you, always…in every situation.

The Battle is already won. No one can hurt you. The Bible says, “if God is for you, who can stand against you!

Jesus bought and paid for you…your orders are clear…don’t stand on the sidelines…get into the Battle.

When Jesus ROARED from the Cross “It is Finished” the veil covering the entrance to the Holy of Hollies tore open and the earth shook and the dead came out of their graves.

JESUS is the ONE who CAME, and the ONE Coming AGAIN SOON.

HE…chose you before the worlds were formed.

HE…chose the Nails because He loves you.

HE…knew your name on the Cross

HE…will not leave you behind.

HE…is coming back for you…because you claim HIM as your…SAVIOR and LORD

WHY…. Because… HE IS ALIVE!

Your Bible… Easy to Understand

 

The Bible distilled down to 4 easy to understand points.

Four simple points. These four points contain depths of knowledge beyond our comprehension. For who among those HE has created can say they understand HIM or can even begin to know HIM.

Point One: God had a vision to create an ultimate Holy and Eternal World where God and man would co-exist. This vision became reality when God said, “Let there be Light….” And so there was a place where God and man could walk together in a garden, in the cool of the day.

Point Two: Sin entered into this pristine world, twisting the relationship between God and man. This disease born on the dark wings of a fallen angel named Lucifer spread to every man and woman made in the image of God for all time. Every person every born of the flesh has this SIN GENE, that condemns them to a 2nd Eternal Death.

Point Three: Two worlds now existed side by side. Two dimensions occupying the same space but not the same time. God in one and man in the other. But God promised to send HIS SON to REDEEM MANKIND and the world he lived in and re-unite both planes of existence…into ONE.

And so JESUS, the God / Man was born into the world to die for the world and make it ONE again.

Point Four: In the beginning everything was made new. Then for a time everything new became old and life became a cycle of continuing birth and death. But just as God had created the beginning HE also created the NEW BEGINNING of the End.

God would bring forth new birth pangs that would ultimately give birth to a new blending of HEAVEN and EARTH, a NEW Place where God and BORN AGAIN Mankind again would walk together for ETERNITY.

The Bible is the Greatest Non-Fiction Story Ever Written. It is far more than history. IT IS HIS-STORY. And your Father…Almighty God wrote it especially for you and to you.

And I heard ELOHIM say to me in my heart…

Ernie ….ALWAYS Remind My Children That I LOVE THEM.

DAY OF SALVATION

Do you have a favorite Bible Verse ?

If you were to ask most believers what their favorite Bible verse is they would be able to tell you. However, I seem to be a little strange because when I think of my favorite Bible verse I immediately think of 3 verses, not one.

For me these 3 verses tie together my Journey of Faith. None of the 3 verses stand alone. Each verse needs the other to form the foundation of who I am in Christ.
The 3 verses tie together the entire bible.

The first verse represents the Old Testament. The second verse represents the New Testament. Then there is one in the middle. Kind of sandwiched in between the two bookends.

The first verse is in Genesis 1. It actually is the very opening verse in the Bible.
“In the Beginning GOD… created the Heavens and the Earth”.

The second verse is “Even so COME Lord Jesus”. This is the last verse in the Book of Revelation, which closes the Bible.

Those are the two bookends I love to think about. The fact that God made everything and that The Son of God is coming at the End of time.

Then as far as what I have to think about in the middle it is this…”Today is the Day of Salvation”. We do not have tomorrow, or yesterday, all we have is today!

Salvation is given only to those who diligently SEEK HIM. Yet, when we through His Grace and Mercy, accept Jesus as our Savior, it comes with a cost.

That cost is to Stand Alone for HIM in a crowd and speak the Truth. You literally become a light in the darkness that surrounds you. The crowd can be your family, your friends, your co-workers, or neighbors. We speak in love; because we know where they will go without accepting Christ as Savior. Our compassion for the Lost grows daily as we continue to live our lives before the FACE of GOD.

Every person lives eternally. But the Bible is clear that you either have Eternal Life or Eternal Death. So let your New Year’s Resolution be to continually reach out to those everywhere within the sound of your voice and the touch of your hands. Tell them Jesus came to save them from themselves.

Because Today is the Day of Salvation

SHARE THE DISCOVERY…

An Easter Spiritual Gold Nugget from the Old Testament;
for those who Love the LORD JESUS.

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.

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!).

There is no way that a group of Jewish Rabbi’s would conspire to hide the Christian Gospel within their venerated Torah! It’s a GOD thing.

Remember, History is HIS- Story, the story of Gods Messiah / Christ. That story is hidden in the Old Testament and Revealed in the New Testament.

The Door is open.

 

 


Are you walking into the light or into the darkness? The Door will close behind you, NEVER to be Opened Again.

I came across these two Scriptures. They show you what is important and on the Mind and Heart of Jesus Your Messiah, verses what is important and on the mind and heart of satan Your Enemy.

WHO are YOU FOLLOWING? Do YOU Realize Where You are going?

The I Will Statements of JESUS the Messiah are focused on YOU and Your Coming to Faith in HIM so you can be with HIM for Eternity in Heaven.

Psalm 40:7-10  ….“Then I (Jesus) said, “Behold,
I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation.
I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart.
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation.
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.”

The I Will Statements of satan are focused on himself gaining power over the universe. satan will be denied his PRIDE by GOD and spend ETERNITY in HELL.

Isaiah 14: 13-15 …..  “You (Satan) said in your heart.
I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God
I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
I will make myself like the Most High.”

ALMIGHTY GODS Answer to satan’s wanting to be like HIM:
“But you (satan) are brought down to Sheol (Hell), to the far reaches of the pit.”

WHO are YOU following? JESUS to Heaven OR Satan to the Pit.

What IS Truth ?

ONLY STATEMENTS IN CONTEXT = EQUALS THE TRUTH !

The Media takes STATEMENTS OUT OF CONTEXT, then FEEDS YOU SEWAGE. The PROBLEM is that from our Birth to our Death we are mainly fed Sewage / LIES and we no longer can distinguish between the TRUTH and the LIE. JESUS said in the END TIMES (the Times you and I live in), The TRUTH will Become the LIE and the LIE will Become the TRUTH.

Matthew 25: vs 33-34 & vs 41
The Following is taken OUT OF CONTEXT, and it seems to make a Political Statement based on its use of the terms LEFT (Democrat’s) and RIGHT (Republicans).

THE RIGHT:
33 He (JESUS) will place the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. 34Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

THE LEFT:
41 “Then (JESUS) will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

INTERESTING, when you take Scripture OUT of CONTEXT; how it can mean something altogether DIFFERENT then what the Author Said.

HERE are the Later Two Verses IN CONTEXT:

Matthew 32 – 46
“All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me. Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ “Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

ARE YOU BLIND, DEAF, and DUMB to the TRUTH ? WILL YOU END UP A SHEEP or a GOAT when you STAND ALONE BEFORE JESUS….  the split second after you DIE ? ? ?

Q & A = Questions and Answers

Life is full of questions, but what questions do I truly want answered that have meaning to me. What questions if I received the answers to would change me and the way I live my life? Deep questions from within me that my very soul, the essence of who I am, cries out to understand.

The only questions that I need answers too are…Who am I? How did I get here? What am I to do here on this earth? Where am I going when I die?

Are there 5 people either alive or dead that I would want to spend time with? People I admire; people that have touched the world and me?

The answer is no. There is only one person who continues to come to mind that has touched the world and me personally.

Let me give you some of His accomplishments to consider.

…He spoke the universe into existence from nothing
…He created you and I
…He created Angels
…He parted the waters of the Red Sea
…He became a baby born of a virgin
…He became the God/Man
…He commanded a storm to be still and walked on water
… He healed the sick and the lame
…He healed the deaf, the dumb and the blind
…He created limbs where none existed
…He fed thousands from a child’s sack lunch
…He commanded fallen angels / demons to come out of people
…He raised the dead and gave them life
…He is a real person
…He lived a real life and walked this Earth
…He died a real death on the Cross
…He came back from the dead

I do not know what the future holds …But I do know who holds
the future in His Hands ! And He is coming back again soon !

There is no one like Him. Only He commands my interest. Only He can answer those question’s that used to torment my soul:

Who am I? I am a child of God; Jesus is my Lord, and my King. I was given to Jesus by God as a love gift. I am one of His sheep.

How did I get here? God said in Psalm 139 vs 13 that He knew me before I was in my Mothers womb in eternity past. God said in Romans 8 vs.29, that whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become a believer in His Son Jesus.

What am I to do here on earth? I am to live out the “Great Commission”: To make disciples of all nations, teaching people about the word of God; telling all the Good News of John 3:16.

Where am I going when I die? Because Jesus died for my sins and He was resurrected, and He is alive today; I too will live forever with Him in heaven because I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.

“Because He lives” are the 3 small words I base my entire existence upon. They form a foundation of how I should be witnessing to those all around me.

God is looking for those that seek Him. Today there are very few people that are truly seeking Him. Throughout the Old and New Testaments only one message clearly comes through.

That there have always been and always will be the many and the few,
the lost and the found.

History is rooted in time, but the time is coming when time will be no more.

PRINCIPLES OF EVANGELISM

Before planning or doing anything you must pray. Ask God to bring people into your life along with opportunities for you to witness to them. Remember it is your responsibility to plant the seeds. It’s the Holy Spirit who brings Salvation, not you!

Try and evaluate the spiritual understanding of the person you have chosen to witness too. What belief system do they have, in whom do they place their faith for eternal life? Paul always met people where they were and then creatively witnessed to them at their point of understanding.

Be cautious of “casting your pearls before swine” or in non-biblical terms wasting your time. God has said to us, if we seek HIM we shall find HIM. If your conversations are continually argumentative and you see no progress then back off and look for the next person. We need to witness to all people but we hope to find those that are seriously seeking to know God.

The best place to begin is with people you love and have relationships with. They can be a relative, neighbor or co-worker. I believe this works best for those of us that are uncomfortable talking to strangers, especially in a crowd.

Sensitivity is the keyword in witnessing. Follow these 4 rules and you will open the door to someone’s heart or feed them spiritually or be blessed along with the Angel’s by placing the last seed that allows you to see the light come on in their souls before your very eyes.

1. All people are not uniquely difficult to reach, but you have to reach them uniquely.
2. Love them to life, do something nice…let your life actions speak to them.
3. People do not care how much you know until you show them how much you care.
4. Make it easier, not harder for the next Christian to witness to that person.

Your evangelism will have no effect unless your life shows your Faith in Jesus. The term we all know is “Walk the Talk”. For many, the only witness they receive will be the life you live out before them. Do your best in everything to make people want to know why you’re different.

Also remember that the word GOD is too generic a term to use. It will lead you down many roads other than the road to the Cross. Our Faith is in JESUS. And like the Apostle Paul did….preach HIS CROSS. Salvation begins at the foot of HIS CROSS.

When we share our Faith, sometimes, maybe most times we tend to speak a lot about us. When what we were called to do is to speak about HIM.

The following will help you to share with others.

Have you taken the time…

To tell them about your Supernatural, Miracle Working, Promise Keeping, Living God who changed your life.

“In the Beginning God”, Who:
• Created the Heavens and the Earth
• Saved Noah and his family in the Ark, from the flood
• Spoke to Moses from a burning bush
• Parted the Red Sea, so Israel could walk on dry ground
• Fed millions daily for 40 years in the wilderness
• Provided guidance and protection by the Pillar of Fire
• Conquered huge nations on behalf of his chosen people
• Provided 10 commandments, written by His finger. Not for
rules to follow that make you righteous, but rules to prove you
cannot keep them and to show your need of a Savior to make
you righteous
• Sent His Son, Jesus to be born of a Virgin according to
prophecy
• Jesus, who healed the blind, the deaf, the leper and the
diseased
• Jesus, who walked on water, then told the sea…Be Still and it
listened
• Jesus, who fed 5,000 and now becomes the Bread of Life to
you
• Jesus, who took your place on the Cross and died for your sins
• Jesus, who promised He would come back again!

Have you taken the time…

After carefully examining the following I am sure you will see that no one else in all of history other than Jesus, has fulfilled these Messianic prophecies.

  • HE will be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14, see Matthew 1:23)
    • HE would live in Nazareth of Galilee. (Isaiah 9: 1,2; see
    Matthew 2:23; 4: 15,16)
    • HIS birth would occasion the massacre of Bethlehem’s
    children. (Jeremiah 31:15; see Matthew 2:18)
    • HIS mission would include the Gentiles. (Isaiah 42:1-3,6;
    see Matthew 12: 18-21)
    • HIS ministry would include physical relief. (Isaiah 61: 1,2 see
    Luke 4: 16-21)
    • HE would be the Shepherd struck with the sword, resulting in
    the sheep Being scattered. (Zechariah 13:7; see
    Matthew 2631,56; Mark14: 27,49,50)
    • HE would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver.
    (Zechariah 11: 12, 13. see Matthew 27: 9, 10)
    • HE would be given vinegar and gall to drink. (Psalm 69:21;
    see Matthew 27:34)
    • HE would eventually be presented with all dominion over all
    peoples, Nations and men of every language. (Daniel 7:13,14;
    see Revelation11:15)
    — HE would be hated without a cause. (Psalm 69:4; Isaiah 49:7;
    see John 15:25)
    — HE would be rejected by the rulers.(Psalm 118:22; see
    Matthew 21:42; John 7:48)

Have you taken the time…

God gave the Jewish rabbis who lived during the time of the birth of Jesus specific prophecies so they would be able to recognize WHO the Messiah would be.

These spiritual leaders of Israel (Pharisees, Sadducee’s and Scribes) spent their entire lives studying the Old Testament searching for their coming Messiah. They missed CHRISTmas! They also missed the fact that the Messiah belongs to every person created by GOD in His Image; not just to the nation of Israel.

That was proven when the (Non Jewish) 3 Magi came to testify that Jesus born in Bethlehem is the King of the Jews, and the Messiah of the world.

  • Who is the seed (offspring) of the woman who crushes the head of satan? Genesis 3:15
    • Who is the seed of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob that will bless all nations? Genesis 12: 2,3; 22:18
    • Who is the “Prophet like Moses” of whom God says, “You must listen to Him?” Deuteronomy 18:15
    • Who is the one Crucified? Psalm 22.
    Who is the child that is GOD and will have an everlasting kingdom? Isaiah 9: 6-7
    • Who was crushed and pierced for our transgressions so that we would be healed by His wounds; upon whom did the Lord lay the iniquity of all mankind? Isaiah 53
    • Who is the Righteous Branch, the wise king, who will be called
    “The Lord Our righteousness?” Jeremiah 23: 5,6
    • Who is the “Anointed One” to be “Cut Off “-(Karat/Killed)
    Daniel 9: 24-27
    • Who is the one who is eternal, who will be ruler over Israel, who is born in Bethlehem Ephrathah?” Micah 5:2
    • Who is Jehovah (God), “The one they have pierced”, for whom Jerusalem and all the nation of Israel will weep and mourn?  Zechariah 12:10

Indeed WHO is God speaking about in these prophetic Messianic Scriptures? Open your heart as God Himself speaks to you from Proverbs 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!

Here in the Old Testament you find GOD saying HE has a SON!

“To HIM (Jesus) give all the prophets witness”… (Acts 10:43).
“In the volume of the book it is written of ME (Jesus)”… (Ps. 40:7; Heb.10:7).

Have you taken the time… to tell them?

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.