Spiritual Gold Nugget

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.

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Ecclesia

Ancient Faith….called out ones….Ecclesia

Of late I have had the distinct dis-pleasure of meeting fellow Christians who stated that ONLY their denomination understood and followed the correct interpretation of the Bible.

They made it clear to me what they believed and that they were right and the rest of the denominations were wrong.

They stated clearly what parts of the Bible they accepted.

I thought it was; ALL Gods Word or not Gods Word at all!!

When I am asked about which denomination I belong to I say…”I am not a Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Charismatic, Eastern Orthodox or Messianic Jew.

I follow the original. The One True Church made up of Born again Christians and Born Again Jews. My worship and my allegiance is to the One Founder of the One True Faith…Messiah Yeshua, Jesus The Christ.

HIS Church began at the Cross and has remained the same for 2,000 years…Salvation by Faith Alone, by Grace Alone, In Christ Alone! We do not add bodies to his church…HE ALONE builds HIS CHURCH.

Together each of us belongs to an Ancient Faith. Together we are the called out ones…the Church…His Ecclesia…His Temple made up of Living Stones.

I hope the walls that separate us will come down some time in the future. I hope we will focus on sound doctrine. I hope every Church that claims Christ will preach not only about His Love, but also about His Coming in Judgment, which is the real reason to FEAR THE LORD.

I hope we stop arguing about who among us is right. So once and for all we can act like family…for that is what we are…Brothers and Sisters in Christ…CALLED by HIM to LOVE One Another.

Focusing on our differences and defending our points of view especially when we cannot support them by the Word of God… is wrong!

The ONLY right is what should unify us…HIS CROSS! The great commission is not to go out to the world and argue. We are called to go out to the world with the Gospel of Salvation in Christ alone.

The Apostle Paul set the pattern for ALL Believers 2,000 years ago…Preach His Crucifixion, His CROSS and His Resurrection and the Hope we have as believers established solidly in the fact that HE is Coming Again Soon, But ONLY for HIS Ecclesia!

The TRIUNE GOD

The God who created the universe, the earth, mankind and all that is upon the earth, also created Time and History. The mystery of history is that it is really HIS- Story, the story of Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah, the Christ.

History is the story of how and why Gods only Son chose to enter space and time to die on a Cross for the Sin’s of everyone. So that when we die, you and I could have a way to go home to be with God in Heaven.

The Bible is the only extra terrestrial communication that we have ever received. You can prove its claims by investigating History, Archeology, Science and most of all Prophecy….it is 100 % accurate! ALL other Religious Systems cannot stand under the same scrutiny yet claim to represent THE TRUTH.

The other world views are religions with man reaching out to the stars for answers. Christianity is about a relationship with the God who created us. The God who reaches His hand down to us, by sending His Son to us, to communicate His Love for us.

The Judeo-Christian Bible answers all of your questions about history. It explains the beginning of everything; current events and the end of this evil world system yet to come and the glorious future of Eden found. It speaks of the new Eternal Earth, recreated ONLY for those of us who accept the sacrifice of Jesus the Messiah, the Christ for our Sin’s.

The Scriptures are God’s Prophecies of historical events. In Isaiah 48 vs. 3 God speaks through the Prophet Isaiah…“I declared the former things long ago and they went forth from My mouth and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass…..therefore I proclaimed them to you long ago, before they took place I proclaimed them to you.”

Prophecy is God’s pre-written history.

Hope for Tomorrow

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Quote from Einstein

What did we learn from yesterday that really and truly changes how we live today and in what or in whom can I place my hope for tomorrow? The words Hope and Faith are at the core of who we are as human beings.

These two words exist only because of one other word that each must stand on to have meaning for you. Hope and Faith must stand on The Truth.

History echo’s the words of John 18:38 when Pilate asked “What is Truth”. But the question that demands an answer and echo’s every day from deep within the Universe that Einstein Truly did not understand; is the question that Einstein now understands personally, the question Jesus asks you….”Who do you say that I AM!”

If you invest the time to read the Word of GOD written to every person that has lived on this planet, then you will understand the past, the present and the future that God wrote in eternity past within the pages of His Bible.
Then you will understand that your Hope, your Faith and the Truth come together to form the Name Above ALL Names…JESUS.

Einstein is one of the smartest men that this world has produced. Because he did not know His Messiah Jesus as Lord, he is still alive living in the place he has chosen; which is the place where God is not. If he could speak to you today he would answer 3 questions.

What is Truth? …Jesus is the Messiah

Who do you say that I AM?…You are Jesus, The Messiah, The SON of GOD.

Where am I?… I am in Outer Darkness, Alone for ETERNITY.

The Truth is not complicated, God made it simple so even a Child can Understand.

Jeremiah 29: “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”

Who Will You LEAVE BEHIND ?

God’s word is alive and will speak to your Soul and touch your heart and convince your mind and give you HOPE. And then through His Mercy and His Grace ….He will give you Faith to believe in HIS SON.

WHY, because you have become a real seeker of the Truth…. taking the time to know God.

Then you will be washed Clean in the Blood of the Lamb. The Blood of His Sacrifice…the Blood of Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

You will become a Child of God. And you then my friend will be able to go home to live forever in Heaven.

But this message is much more than about you.

Look around you; will your wife, husband, mother, father, sister, brother or grandchildren be with you in Heaven?

Heaven would be lonely for me if I knew I did nothing to help everyone I love dearly to cry out to the Son of God for Salvation while I lived on earth with them.

Who will you…Leave behind…Without Hope…For Eternity ? ? ?

Who Do You Say That I AM ?

God sent His Son to die to fulfill the sacrificial system, not over and over and over again…. like the sacrifices of lambs and bulls through the centuries for the atonement of the sins of a nation once a year.

Jesus died ONCE for ALL the sins of every person that ever lived on planet earth throughout the past, the present and the future.

Everyone has sinned, and everyone needs atonement. Your wife, your husband, your children, your mother, your father, your grandchildren …and YOU.

Everybody needs to be SAVED…. from Hell.

God sent His Son to atone, to die as an innocent, blemish free sacrifice for the guilty…for YOU!

The plan for the Messiah/JESUS to die was created in Eternity Past. Then He died on Earth 2000 years ago on the CROSS.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the LIFE… He is the only way to Heaven.

The Story of Jesus is written in the Old and New Testaments. In a real sense it is the very Autobiography of God.

God speaks to people only from the words in HIS Book. It is only there that you can answer the most important question that Jesus asks every person, born in time…

Who do You say that I AM ?

To Be Like Them ?

“To Become Like Them”

The Apostle Paul in the Book of Acts spoke about “becoming like one of them” in order to witness to the pagan world around him. He did not mean to blend into the society, to be like one of them, to do what they do; so he could have an opportunity to witness to them.

If Paul acted like them he would not have stood out from among them. “Becoming like one of them”, means to understand what they believe and why they believe it so you can witness to them intelligently and show them the errors of their belief system, the flaws contained within their worldview.

Therefore, you and I are to be salt and light in a Godless society. We are to open our mouths whenever the Holy Spirit gives us an opportunity to witness to a forever dying soul. We are never to compromise our life, our walk or our talk. All three must be unified for us to effectively witness to non-believers.

My Need To SERVE JESUS

My Need to Serve:

The beginning of my journey as a believer was filled with a fire and passion for the Word of God I had never experienced before. I became a repository of information, a sponge soaked with His precious blood.

Then came a long time in the desert. I felt I knew everything about Jesus, that I had plumbed the depths of the Bible. I became an arrogant Christian, judgmental Christian…rigid in my views…I became like the Pharisees devoid of and incapable of Mercy, Grace and the ability to Love the Lost.

Situations arose in my life that broke me, humbled me to the point that I cried out to the Lord begging him for the ability to look at everyone around me as He did. Understanding that they were lost and destined to live forever in hell. I asked for compassion and understanding…I wanted to cry His tears for the lost people all around me.

Then I asked for the opportunities to serve Him among His people, to put me in the forefront of where the battle was the hottest. He gave me what I wanted. He gave me a way to reach out and touch one person at a time for Him through my website Crosses Everywhere.

I now had a format to squeeze every bit of knowledge and understanding that I have within me about HIM and how He has touched my life with His hand…and pass it on to others …to share with others…who will continue to share with others.

My Earthly Father

During my fathers first heart attack he had an out of body experience. He was floating above his body watching it being worked on by the EMS crew. When I was able to see him in the hospital he had already related his experience to the family.

All of them told him he was dreaming. This upset him greatly. To him it was real and he was a man of great integrity and conscience. I told him I believed him. Of course now I know out of body experiences are not true. The Bible says “absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

His second heart attack came a few months later. This time he spoke to me only. He left his body again. He began moving away but a voice called him by name “Armin its not your time…go back.”

That statement gave me chills.

My father always told me that if I gave to charities, did good works and kept the commandments as best I could, I would go to heaven. He said a good Jew died calmly and in peace.

I got the call from the hospital in the late evening. My father had his 3rd heart attach and was at the hospital. If I wanted to see him alive I needed to come now!

I burst upon the hospital floor asking the nurse where my father was. She told me the room number and I began to run with two nurses and a doctor chasing me yelling for me to stop. When I got to the room it was dark inside with the door half open.

My father was dead at the time they had called me. No one had settled his body down.

He was leaning forward looking at the ceiling with one hand hiding his face and the other up higher as if protecting himself from something. His eyes were filled with horror. He didn’t die peacefully and he did not go to heaven. What I saw in his face scared me to death.

This was a good, religious and kind man who loved God, yet he met the Judge…. not the Savior. I was alone with a God I did not know but wanted desperately to meet.

The last time I saw my father alive he was crying. I said what is wrong. He said he felt pain in his heart that he was leaving me alone in the world. He said he loved me deeply.

I had no words to comfort him other than to say I love him and its ok.

I had lived my whole life in the shadow of his two dead children that died in the Holocaust. It was sad to me, that it took his death for me to understand that he loved me.

God in his mercy to me sparked the flame of eternal life in my mind and heart after my father’s death. It took his death to place my feet onto the narrow road to life in Christ.

Will You Be Able To Stand

For a person to be able to Stand in the Presence of God they would have to be sinless. God provided the sacrifice of His Son, the Messiah as the One Sacrifice for sins forever.

This finally makes sense of all the blood and smoke of ancient times. The perfect Son, Leader and Priest sealed the New Covenant between God and man for all time with His blood on the Cross.

All the Old Testament sacrifices weren’t the point. They POINTED to a God who forgives, not a god who trades sins for sacrifices. Not a god who “sells” forgiveness, but a God of loving kindness, justice and grace.

God demonstrated His grace and mercy to you by becoming your perfect sacrifice… so you can Stand in HIS Presence.