Drive Thru Wedding

 

The morning is overcast with clouds and bitter cold. While driving my eye caught something unusual happening near a telephone pole. I have written about telephone poles before.

They represent the Via Delarosa, the road of suffering of Mankind. Embedded in the telephone pole is the Cross of Christ. Crosses line the roads of the earth carrying the means of communication for the entire world. A tool created by men so they can communicate with each other.

Yet they cannot see the symbolism of the one who came to communicate the Good News to each of them right before their eyes. The Cross belongs to Jesus who came to bear their crosses, if only people would turn, and see HIM, then Believe and be healed.

His Cross-is everywhere yet He continues to be ignored and overlooked throughout the generations of mankind.

What caught my eye this morning was one Telephone Pole in particular. I slowed the car down and pulled over to the side of the road and watched for 10 minutes in amazement as hundreds of birds flocked to both sides of the Pole and took their places next to each other on the telephone wires.
There is a Jewish myth regarding birds congregating on the telephone wires on both sides of the Pole. It means the birds have been invited to a wedding.

But that moment in time painted a different picture to my mind and heart. What I saw was Christ the Bridegroom standing in the middle of His Bride…His Church.

Each bird represented one believer in Christ as one after another they took their place saved for them from eternity past on either side of HIS Cross.

I could not help but wonder how many hours, how many days were left before the last person called forth from the mind of God would accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and bring the end of time as we know it.

With that one last believer, Christ would come again and reclaim what is HIS bringing both the end and a new beginning at the same time.

It gave me comfort on the ride to church to know that the day was almost here. That shadows would soon disappear forever as Christ brings the Dawn of Eternity with HIM.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

 

The marines represent the pride of the military of the United States of America. They are always the first to go into combat and the last to leave.

I saw a billboard sign on the road to work. It had a picture of a beautiful saber held by a Marine. It is something to behold. The Marine saber represents the might of the United States of America.

The words over this saber on the billboard represent the creed of every American. “Earned, Never Given”. This is the way of mankind.

JESUS uses the same 3 words but in a different sequence.
“Given, NEVER Earned” This is the way of our Triune God.

I say the following all the time to anyone that has ears to hear…

I am not a Jew, or a Catholic, or an Episcopalian or a Lutheran. I am not a Methodist, or a Presbyterian or a Baptist. I am not a Charismatic nor am I a Pentecostal. For that matter I am not Yellow, Brown, Red, Black or White.
I am none of the above.

What I am, is a Child of I AM and a Follower of HIS SON JESUS.

Listen for the TRUMPET and Stop worrying about everything…JESUS is coming to take you to your new home very soon!

Live in HIS SHALOM; because JESUS HOLDS THE KEYS !

CAN YOUR EYES SEE JESUS ?

Do you see JESUS on The CROSS ?

Do you see the LION’s Head above His Cross?

Do you see the STONE Rolled Away in the lower right corner?

Do you see the MAN with a Prayer Shawl on his knees before the Cross in the Judean Dirt?

Do you see the Man on Jesus left side who Cried Out “JESUS SAVE ME?

DO YOU HAVE A BORN AGAIN HEART that Pumps Royal Blood because You are a TRUE CHILD of GOD?

I am Praying for YOU !

Trees Never Bury Their Dead

The Creation, having not been made in the image of God, and having no ability to reason, or to think…KNOW their Creator. The Creation as God Himself has said, groans bearing the weight of the curse, and anxiously awaits its removal and the re-creation of a new earth promised by God.

When one of us dies a memorial service is held. Pleasant words are spoken about us by loved ones and friends. Our life is portrayed by photograph’s that surround our coffin. It is an event for the living, not the dead.

Then solemnly we bury our dead. The dead are remembered but for a short time, then forgotten by generations to come. They are lost behind the veil of time.

Not so with Trees. For the Trees never bury their dead. In life the trees are wrapped in garments of leaves that God decreed would reach up to the heavens and worship Him.

From the very beginning, from a seedling, the trees focus is upward to its Creator. In life trees performed their job, their role, and calling before their Creator in loving obedience.

They provided cover and homes for animals. They provided the coolness of shade, and bore fruit for mankind. They provided oxygen for the earth, so we would have an atmosphere conducive to life. And they sacrificed their very essence for the benefit of their appointed caretakers.

Yes, mankind was given dominion over the trees and over all creation by God.

But the main calling of trees was to lift up HOLY hands and clap in worship to their Creator when the Holy Spirit moved them by the wind.

They know the story that is written in the Word of God. They know the story that man continues to ignore. They know it’s beginning because they were there. They live in hope because they know it’s ending as they groan and wait for their Redemption.

And they do for us what we are too ignorant to do for ourselves or for others.

They pray that our eyes would be opened and we would catch the vision of our LORD lifted HIGH up upon HIS Throne.

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To be a people of Remembrance

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…HE 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.

Born in the Mind of GOD

BORN IN ETERNITY PAST

How Awesome to know that you and I existed in the mind of God, Predestined for Faith in HIS SON JESUS before the foundations of the world were made.

Let me give you a very short personal example.

My mother told me the story of arriving at Auswiche with her sister and her sister’s children, nine-year-old Teddy and 11-year-old Lillian.

The four of them were in one line and a Nazi soldier pulled my mother out of the line and put her in a separate line by herself. My mother left the line 3 times to go back to be with her sister and her children.

Each time she was beaten and thrown into the other line. The last time she was beaten with clubs and physically could not get back. She was unable to walk and was carried along by other people.

Her eyes were locked on three precious souls. Their four hearts beat as one as the three slowly disappeared from her view into the darkness of a past that haunted her for the rest of her life.

Why wasn’t my mother allowed to stay in the line with her sister and the two children?

She didn’t know that the line her sister and children were in meant death in the gas chamber and that the other line meant life… but God did.

God knew that I was yet to be born. HE predestined both my physical birth and the date of my Spiritual Re-Birth as a believer in Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah…in Eternity Past. We all live our lives making choices with consequences. Yet God is there in the details and will use our choices for HIS purposes. …Not ours.

God has called to Himself a people from a multitude of Nations. Each person is unique, yet each bares the same image of God. We are different but together we are ALL ONE in Jesus. You and I are a Love Gift prepared for Gods Son before the worlds were ever created.

God knew you before you were born; he called you from within Himself to be part of His plan. And God will empower you all the days of your life till you fulfill His plan for you, to obey HIM and take those you love to the Cross of His Son Jesus.

GOD controls it all. His purposes will be fulfilled in every detail of your life and the same is true for HIS ETERNAL Covenant Nation of Israel.

A MOMENT IN TIME

JESUS will protect those HE has called from Eternity Past to LOVE HIM.

This morning I was sitting in Bell Honda waiting for a car repair. A married couple ( 2 Men ) were looking at me with anger in their eyes. They had a 3 year old little girl with them, who they evidently adopted.

I had my hat on that has 3 Crosses on it. You would be amazed at the hate in peoples eyes when they see me wearing my hat.

The couple  began to walk by me from about 15 feet away. One parent was carrying the little girl. He then set the little girl down. As she approached me she waved at me.

I smiled and waved back at her. I watched her eyes as she looked at my hat with the Crosses. Her Smile grew wider and she let go of the dad’s hand and ran to me looking for a hug.

I reached out to her, just as her parents caught up with her and grabbed her. They both looked at me with eyes of hate.

They do not see the Lord who lives in her heart. They are not capable of “Raising up a child in the way they should go.” Yet  JESUS can and will.

Scripture speaks about the Real Children of GOD:

You are my offspring.

I knew you even before you were conceived.

I chose you when I planned creation.

You were not a mistake.

For all your days are written in my book of life.

 

This little child belongs to her REAL ABBA / DADDY…  FOREVER.

Matthew 18:6

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Sharing a moment in the Life of Grandpa Ernie.

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 !

 

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.