It was the 6th Hour.

The sky was black; the world was shrouded in darkness. Lightening flashed giving glimpses of the Crown of Thorn’s embedded into the head of Christ. It was a surreal scene lit up by the Black Lightning that came and went showing sharp movements of His head and contortions of HIS face like a sadistic movie scene.

He turned His head and looked up to the sky. One last time He raised Himself up by pushing from His feet that were nailed one on top of the other into the tree and then pulled His body upward with His nail pierced hands.  He drew His last breath, filling His lungs to capacity. Then Jesus screamed forth a blood-curdling cry into the darkness.

“It Is Finished”, was heard resonating and echoing throughout the universe, throughout all of His Creation. His cry was Heard by Angels, Heard by Demons, Heard by Man and Heard by His Father. This was His heart cry of victory. His work of Redemption was finished. Mankind now had a way to enter Heaven.

At the same time His Voice was heard throughout the earth and heavens; His Father took His finger and tore open the veil before the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem. It was the same finger that wrote the 10 commandments into stone on Mt. Sinai that now tore open the veil that had separated sinful man and a Holy God from each other. Now sinful man had a way to approach a HOLY God.

The way in was through the advocate appointed before the foundations of the world were ever made. Jesus the Lamb who was slain. Jesus who died for my sins on that Cross.  Jesus, the Son of God.

It seems today that the veil that God had torn open 2,000 years ago has been sewn back together by some gatekeepers, some watchmen on the walls, some preachers who have taken it upon themselves to place stumbling blocks in the paths of True Believers. Those stumbling blocks have nothing to do with Salvation. They are dogmatic stumbling blocks that cannot be defended by Scripture.

WHY…. because the pastor usurps ALL the PRAISE, HONOR and GLORY that belongs to YESHUA …alone !

 

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REFLECTIONS

It is still dark and so I get up. There is just enough light so I can move around the shadows of objects in my path as I walk towards the shower. There are two lights in my bathroom. One in the stall shower itself and the other off to the opposite side of the bathroom.

As I have done a thousand times before, I turn the shower on as hot as possible then wait before the shower door, until I see the steam rise. So I wait patiently for the steam to begin filling the stall. Somehow this morning I notice something that must have always been there but eluded my gaze till now.

The steam fills the shower stall. The light inside is soft and gently illuminates the clear stall door that is now filled with steam. There before me is me. It is really not me but a soft image of me, a faded color image, yet with enough detail to recognize me…as if I was looking through a mirror dimly.

As I turned, my eye caught a glimpse of something shiny that came and went with the movement of my body. Sort of like a mirror off in the distance used to reflect light by someone sending a message to someone else far away.

I steadied myself at an angle that allowed this image to come alive. There it was standing out off of my body, clear and bright and solid against a faded image of me. It looked surreal because the image seemed solid while my body seemed almost spirit like. The image reflecting the light was the gold Cross that I wear around my neck.

When I first became a believer in Christ in May of 1985, Elyse bought me this Cross. I remember the emotions I felt as I humbly began to wear the symbol that brought together in One Person, All the Pain people will ever experience throughout time and ALL the Love that God gave to us by allowing His One and ONLY Son to die for each of us on HIS CROSS.

It was interesting to see this portrait of me within the shower door. It brought to mind several thoughts like the statement that in this world we see through a mirror dimly. This world is not real. Sure it feels real, our bodies have been designed to experience this physical world by God. But the real us is the person inside our body. The essence of Ernie is spirit not the flesh of my body.

In a very real sense the faded image of me on the shower door is the true me. And the reflection of the Gold Cross that stands out of my image symbolizes one spirit claimed by the Lord on the Cross 2,000 years ago as HIS. For I carry His sign on my body. The sign that confirms I was bought and paid for by HIS Blood.

When we get to heaven we will look back at all of life here and it will be like the song lyrics “misty water colored memories of the way we were”. All of us are like the faded image of me within the shower stall door.

We exist on this plane of life, so real to us, yet it is nothing more than a world of shadow figures living in shadows.

The only way to become solid and real in the future is to have that bold, bright shining solid gold Cross within your body. He calls you home out of this dream into a world of real love and relationships that will never fail you. A world where there is no pain, no hunger a world beyond time…a world where you will no longer walk by faith but you will be able to walk with the Son of God by sight.

The next time you take a hot shower …take a long introspective look at the faded image of yourself. When you look at you… in your shower door… will you see His Cross over your heart, within your spirit?

UP

From Grandpa Ernie to ALL I Know and Love.

The God who made you is the God who was broken for you. He is the God who cries tears over you. True peace is resting within the protection of someone greater than you.

Go find your quiet place, call on HIS name, He will hear you. Then wait quietly…it will be worth it, because when the answer comes the invisible God will become real to you in a greater way. Then when you receive your answer…be still…and know that JESUS is YOUR God.

CHOOSE FAITH, CHOOSE JESUS !

My Daily Prayer is that You realize before its too late, that HE CAME
FOR YOU TOO.

Listen closely, can you hear HIM? JESUS doesn’t shout
HE Whispers your name. When HE calls you UP, you will find
that your life has been ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

BURNING QUESTIONS ?

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.

Who Can I Turn To For Answers?

There is no one like JESUS. Only He can answer these questions 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 Mother’s 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.

When I pray for people to witness too I ask God to bring those that are sincerely seeking Him. I am called by Christ to be able to defend my faith in this battle for the minds, hearts and souls of people. That battle usually comes when people attack my faith. I do not expect to win over people who attack my faith because their purpose is only to attack.

But by being able to defend my faith, standing in strength in front of those that attack me; those people around me listening and watching see and hear that I do not believe in myths, fairy tales or legends.

My faith is in someone real. Both His life and His Death and Resurrection are rooted in history. Explaining those documented facts is the only topic and the only point of witnessing. That is why Jesus asks you the question that echo’s throughout time…“Who do you say that I am?”

WHITE STONE

SOMETHING  TO  LOOK  FORWARD  TO.

JESUS  WILL  GIVE  YOU  A  WHITE  STONE

WITH  YOUR  NEW  ETERNAL  NAME  WRITTEN  ON  IT.

33 years ago I became a Believer in YESHUA / JESUS.  I like to collect things that remind me about the LORD. I found this White Stone way back then. At first I just liked the stone itself. But then while reading my Bible I was amazed to find out about another white stone that the Lord will give each one of us.

Know in your heart of hearts that nothing happens in our lives that is not planned or allowed by the Lord. JESUS lives daily within us through the Holy Spirit who is with us every moment of every day of our life.

The LORD has promised never to leave us or forsake us… as we hold HIS NAIL SCARRED HAND and walk with HIM on the NARROW ROAD …HOME  TO  HEAVEN.

Revelation 2:17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone inscribed with a new name, known only to the one who receives it.

Isaiah 56:5 …I will give them, in My house and within My walls, a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Isaiah 62:2 …Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.

Isaiah 56:5 …I will give them, in My house and within My walls, a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

SLICE of BREAD and a KIND WORD

A Slice of Bread and a Kind Word

I went this past Saturday as I usually do to the Great Harvest Bread Company. Going there has become a ritual that my taste buds look forward to. I love bread and bread loves me and so it seems do the people there.

They love what they do and their enthusiasm for life reaches out to everyone who walks in through the door. They remind me of the old movie of Robin Hood, they are the Merry Men of the Forest. Or, they are the Happy Elves of Santa’s Workshop.

The place is all smiles and everyone has a kind word as they share a slice of bread with you…free of charge…just so you get a taste to enjoy.

These seemingly simple people earn their hourly wage selling bread for a living.
I wonder what kind of existence that possibly can be?

Don’t they know that there is much more to life than selling bread and sharing their enthusiasm and joy with everyone who comes to their table?

You see they are in love with their work providing bread for all who come in.

Do you smell something Biblical here?

You see God has asked each of us to both share a slice of bread…the living bread of life and to share a kind word…the word of life …HIS Word…with all those who come to our table.

If we do, then He has promised us Joy and Smiles as we live our lives in Honor of the One who gave us Life before the foundations of the world were ever made.

Who is this Bread of Life that we are to share with those who are hungry and come to our table?

If you have not succumbed to the disease of political correctness by referring to the coming season as a “Holiday”… If you know the Reason for The Season… If you understand that this holiday is really a celebration of The HOLY ONE who came to us on This HOLY Day, and you are not ashamed to speak His Name. Then you know the Bread of Life is Jesus.

Are you aware that Jesus, the Bread of Life, was born in the city of Bethlehem? Were you aware that the word Beth…Lehem in Hebrew is translated the City of Bread, so that Jesus the Bread of Life was born in the City of Bread.

This is but one of hundreds of prophetic details that come together between the Old and New Testament to reveal the identity and person of the Messiah of Israel, the Son of God…. the Christ of Christmas.

So God asks you to share a slice of life giving bread with those who come to your table during this CHRISTmas HOLYday. The only way you can do this is to speak on behalf of the one who bought you with His own blood on the Cross.

Tell them your story of coming to faith in HIM.

When you do this your very words will speak life to them; for their faith will only come through hearing the life giving words of God through your lips.

God has armed each of us that believe in Him with a slice of bread and a kind word to share with those we love. There is one more point to this little story. The reason has to do with the name of the company that makes the bread that I love.

It’s the word HARVEST. Truly, Truly…the harvest is ripe all around you. The need is everywhere and the workers of the harvest have always been few. But, if you are one of them, He is now One with You. There is nothing you cannot achieve with the Lord of Hosts on your side, when you speak of HIM.

So go to the Great Harvest Bread Company, tell them Ernie sent you. Buy some bread and prepare your kind words. Then call someone over to your house this Christmas and make some coffee, and as you both sit down share the bread and the words of life with them face to face.

God will honor your attempt to speak for HIM and you will feel the joy of His presence in your heart and the touch of HOLY angels wings on your cheek as they put a protective hedge around the two of you; as the Holy Spirit whispers their name.

“ETERNITY stepped into TIME and MANNA (the bread of Heaven) came to earth to be the Bread of Life, as EMANUEL (God With Us), was born in the Flesh in
BETHLEHEM (the City of Bread).”

Ernie
In HIM I found me

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The Equation of Salvation

The mathematical equation of Salvation for Fallen Mankind both Jew and Gentile is 1/3 = the Believing Remnant (Few) and 2/3 = the Non-Believing Many.

I want Jesus to come and fulfill His Cry from the Cross…IT IS FINISHED. Then I look forward to Jesus wiping away the tears from my eyes for those LEFT BEHIND who never accepted HIM as LORD. While I live here on Earth I have compassion for the Lost and share the Gospel every time a door opens for me to do that. But like a little child I want to go HOME to be with my ABBA / DADDY Forever.

The important thing to remember today is that none of us is guaranteed tomorrow. So TODAY is the Day of SALVATION for everyone you love that does not know the Lord.

The Apostle Paul said when you share your faith in Christ to FOCUS on the CROSS and the ONE who came BACK From the DEAD. You can prove it with HISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY but most of all by MESSIANIC PROPHECIES, using the Words of GOD.

Yet the Apostle Paul also gave a warning to the New Born Church in 2 Corinthian’s 13:5Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can’t you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you — unless you actually fail the test?

And in Matthew 7: 21-23       Jesus said   “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

 Before you speak, you must know your OWN HEART !!!!!!!!!!!!

The Amazing Drama


Written by my Favorite Author Anonymous

“To him give all the prophets witness (Acts 10:43).
In the volume of the book it is written of me (Ps. 40:7; Heb. 10:7).
The most amazing drama that ever was presented to the mind of man—a drama written in prophecy in the Old Testament and in the biography of the four Gospels of the New Testament—you will find the narrative of Jesus the Christ.

One outstanding fact, among many, completely isolates Him. It is this: that one man only in the history of the world has had explicit details given beforehand of His birth, life, death and resurrection.

These details are in documents given to the public centuries before He appeared, and that no one challenges, or can challenge, that these documents were widely circulated long before His birth.

Anyone and everyone can compare for himself/herself the actual records of His life with those ancient documents, and find that they match one another perfectly. The challenge of this pure miracle is that it happened concerning only one man in the whole history of the world.

Centuries before Jesus was born His birth and career, His sufferings and glory, were all described in outline and detail in the Jewish Old Testament.
Christ is the only person ever born into this world whose ancestry, birth time, forerunner, birthplace, birth manner, infancy, manhood, teaching character, career, preaching, reception, rejection, death, burial, resurrection and ascension were all pre-written in the most marvelous manner centuries before He was born.”

The FACT’S speak for themselves. Humble yourself and Bow Down Before The SON of GOD now, before you die and HE WILL Give You ETERNAL LIFE.

If you wait till you meet HIM After You DIE, You Still Will BOW DOWN BEFORE HIM as HE Sends YOU Away to Your 2nd ETERNAL DEATH.

In the Fullness of Time

 

In the fullness of time is a very strange phrase. When you add the word fullness to the word time you think it means the end of time. The phrase “in the fullness of time” is found only one place in the Bible; which is the Autobiography of God.

Have you ever in your lifetime given any thought at all to where the concept of time comes from?

Do you know where or when time began?

It is only recently after heart surgery that time has become an interesting study for me. Based on the insurance company’s actuary table calculations of the life expectancy of men, I only have a few good years left to live.

If I really believed that I certainly would be one very depressed person. Yet being a human with a mind to think and having the ability to reason along with being able to discern what is true ….I am not unhappy at all.

Why you may ask? Because I am held firmly in the hands of the great I AM. HE created me and HE created time. The phrase “in the fullness of time” can be found in the book of Ephesians Ch.1 vs 3-10. It refers to the birth of the Messiah…the SAVIOR….who came for one purpose to SEEK and SAVE the LOST….who desperately need to be FOUND.

HE literally came to Save YOU from yourself and give you the Gift of Life for an ETERNITY of TIME.

ONE ANGRY JEW

ONE ANGRY JEW

“Jesus said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”…Matthew 21:12

We are ALL One In Yeshua / Jesus
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

I hear people echo to each other about the next great work of the Holy Spirit, that being the spiritual revival of the United States of America prior to the second coming of Christ.

Why are we so arrogant to believe that Gods plan will go forward only through the United States of America?

These same people postulate that it will be a revival that begins through Messianic Jews alive today. They even reference current leaders of the Messianic movement as being Gods men for a time such as this.

They lift these men up and say they will be greater than those saints of the past that God truly used to build His Church.

These proud people are blind to the fact that God is bringing more people to Himself today than ever before. The difference is that He is bringing in the poor, the meek and the humble that live in 3rd world countries.

People that are oppressed, people who pay with their lives for their Christian faith.

The poor of the world look forward to heaven. They are people who do not have a death grip on materialistic goods. They are people, who take seriously the command to witness to everyone they love; because the only thing eternal on the face of this earth, that can go to heaven with them is a human soul.

The western world shakes its fist at God and says it wants for nothing, especially HIM.

Jesus said in Revelation 3:17…you say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing. But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked”.

I believe these are Christ’s words to the Western World today. I also believe we are on the edge of the darkest time the world will ever know. And we are on the edge of the greatest event the world will ever know…. the dawning of Eternity.

I no longer look for spiritual revival prior to the tribulation. And yes, it will be the Jews who finally fulfill their command by God through Abraham to be a witness to the Nations during the last 3 years of the Tribulation when hell comes to the earth.

It will not be the nation of Israel but a Remnant of 144,000 Chosen and Anointed Jewish men, 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel that God will use and the Bible says multitudes will be saved through them!

AMEN and AMEN !