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 !

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.

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 ? ? ?