In America there is no cost to our faith. We live our lives as if we have no Cross to bear for HIM. We rarely use the Name Above ALL NAMES. We continue instead to say we believe in GOD. Whose God are you talking about? YOU Need to SAY THE NAME…JESUS !
Listen can you hear the wind bringing the Cries of Voices to our shores from our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world as they continue to DIE for their FAITH with the Name of JESUS on their lips.
This message is meant to wake you up to the reality of who you are. You are an image bearer of Christ. Your light should shine like a Pillar of Fire instead it shines like a candle in the darkness. You have chosen the journey towards home on the path that wanders into the shadows that surround you; rather than walking the narrow road bathed in His light, one step at a time all the way home. What is it about the SEWAGE that Surrounds You, that you are drawn to it?
Yes, you will make it home. Yes, He will accept you, but at what cost? Your walk is Joyless. Where is your joy?
You don’t even know what true joy is, because you will not allow yourself to experience it by faithfully serving HIM. You prefer darkness and shadows on the road home.
Christ bought you with His blood. He died for you. He forgives you but will you be able to forgive yourself?
As you become older and fragile, getting closer to the end of the road of this existence. You will start to realize that you cannot live the way you did before. Those days are gone. You will start thinking about what is ahead of you.
As the TRUTH becomes clearer you will look back and feel shame and realize that you would give anything to erase the story of a life lived in shadows.
Because you will finally understand what you have not done for JESUS all your life. So why would you put yourself thru that, when you don’t have to?
The non-believer who lives their entire life without Jesus, and then ends up in Hell will become a believer in Jesus. Everyone in Hell is a Believer in Jesus and they will enter Hell knowing that they deserve what they have earned through the choices they have made by never accepting Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
But how much worse is it for those that are Carnal Christians who never lived the life of a believer, committing every sin before the face of God, constantly disappointing everyone around them including the Lord who died for them.
How can they forgive themselves…how can they live with themselves knowing they are going to meet Him?
Look ahead; see Him there with His nail-scarred hand outstretched to you? Go, run to HIM, take His hand, change your walk and your talk and start living according to His will.
He can do great and mighty things through you because you serve an Extraordinary God, who loves ordinary people, which is who you are. One who has the Lord with Him and the Holy Spirit in Him.
The God/man became the Son of Man so that men and women could become Sons and Daughters of God. You are one of Gods children. You have the right to call HIM ABBA…DADDY.
He has a plan for your life from Eternity Past. Give Him the chance to work through you and then honor Him and He will take you on a Journey that you will never believe you could have.
You were born to live out the GREAT ADVENTURE He wants you to experience. A journey that will finally take you Home where you can stand before HIM in honor because you honored Him !
In GOD’s book you find the facts of mankind’s history…past, present and future. You find the facts about the origin of the earth, the universe and the facts about an Angelic Civilization created before us, still very much alive today living in a dimension around us, but not seen by us.
When I originally read Gods declaration that said it was He that knit me together in my mother’s womb and that He knew me before the foundations of the world were ever made… well what can I say… I wanted to go “BACK to the FUTURE”.
The imagination of our entertainment industry is producing movies based on what we know of the past and today. Then they draw from limited knowledge and postulate about what the future holds.
Amazingly if you look closely you will find Biblical themes and words from the Bible in their movies…especially science fiction. The most recent Superman parallels Christ in that mankind needs a Savior. The Transformers represent hidden guardians of mankind like the Angels watching over us, protecting us.
Transcendence takes mankind into our future state without GOD.
The same goes for the horror films that explore occult themes; many of which delve into the themes of Judgment written in the Book of Revelation.
Every scene of these movies and every word is nothing more than fiction portrayed as reality. The writers mix truth, error, fiction, legends and fairy tales together to weave stories that excite our imaginations.
I have found in studying the Bible a greater fascination with the Truth of God’s Word than the musings of men.
In a very real sense Truth is stranger than Fiction. God has already recorded the past, the present and the future. The fascinating thing is that you literally can read the end of the story if you have the courage to do so.
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
RABBI WILL YOUR EYES SEE IN ETERNAL DARKNESS ?
Biblical illiteracy is eating the Church Alive. If you have no discernment of the Truth which can only be found in the Scriptures. You will believe the coming lie and you will not go to heaven.
The following is the first of four excerpts from an encounter I had with a Jewish Rabbi claiming faith in the GOD of the Old Testament. I have broken it down into 4 parts and will post them individually.
RABBI: My respect for and love of my Christian/Jewish-with-Jesus brothers and sisters is healthy, strong and unshaken. Hashem does recognize people of other faiths and even the existence of other gods or god-like forces that are somewhat separate from him or not under His total control.
ERNIE: Let me apologize on your behalf to Hashem, because of your biblical ignorance. What is the first of the TEN COMMANDMENTS given to Moses at Mt. Sinai?
Let me help you remember:
You shall have no other gods before me!
There is but ONE GOD. The Old Testament proclaims the god of this world and all its man made religions is Satan.
RABBI: He doesn’t damn those people or gods simply because they were not chosen by Him for a certain role.
ERNIE: When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai the Nation of Israel was worshiping a golden calf instead of the ONE TRUE GOD.
The same GOD that brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt to save them…. pronounced a curse on them because they forgot the first commandment. That curse killed every person from 20 years old and up; as the Nation of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years.
That is the true meaning of Passover that no one celebrates or talks about.
RABBI: Those people of other faiths and gods can be righteous without accepting Him
ERNIE: Even the Jews are not righteous before a HOLY GOD: You are a sinner: Gen 8:21 “the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth. You cannot save yourself: Isa 64:6 “ALL our righteous deeds are like filthy garments (women’s menstrual cloth’s). You will be judged after death: Dan 12:2 There is a Hell: Isa 66:23-34
God has personally blinded the Jewish people: Isa 6:9… (this is especially for you…look it up and read it slowly.)
But there is Hope for you and the Nation of Israel: Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me. “There is a new covenant: Jeremiah 31:31
RABBI: Nevertheless, they can share in the fruits of redemption upon the arrival of Moshiach.
ERNIE: The only fruits THEY (people of other faiths) will share are those that come out of the False Messiah that most of the world will accept. He is called the Anti-Christ.
Even Israel will accept the False Messiah in the beginning. But then when JESUS the TRUE MESSIAH comes in Zachariah 14 ONLY 1/3 of the Jews will gain Salvation and recognize HIM as the TRUE MESSIAH and weep and cry out to “HIM whom they have PIERCED”.
The remaining 2/3 of the Jews will be killed and go down to Hell.
Rabbi: The Jews being “chosen” by Hashem is not at the expense of everyone else being left for naught. It is simply for a certain role, and, indeed, various non-Jews have their roles too, which are not necessarily lesser or greater or the subject of His judgment.
This is all expressly clear in the Tanakh, and does not require the opinions or comments of Rabbis or mortal whoever’s (though they are consistent).
Ernie: admit it…. you do not know your Tanakh…. you have no biblical understanding, because you do not understand the words God has written so clearly to you. Because you are still living under Isaiah 6:9…a curse.
Rabbi: So, to me, that all means that we can coexist without me accepting Jesus and without you dropping Jesus, and yet be equally righteous in Hashem’s eyes.
Ernie: Yes this will soon be the way that the entire world unites under one Global Leader who will create One World Religion that worships the dark side of humanity. Be aware the FALSE MESSIAH IS COMING.
RABBI: We cannot do nothing; we cannot do it alone; and, we cannot make precise common faith the litmus test of working together on common interests. We and our families and brothers and sisters, in the exercise of our free will, should all have the wisdom, strength and camaraderie to make it to the End of Days in the best condition possible.
ERNIE: Draw comfort from others like yourself while you can, but know you are accountable for the Life that Hashem has given to you. And you will stand alone before HIM. Then because you still have your Sin DNA, and because you are NOT Righteous… HE will say to you “I NEVER KNEW YOU” and you will not go to heaven.
The ecumenical movement bringing “World religions” together is happening quickly now. If you think that reading Gods truth is all you need in order to understand then think again.
Everything I have said, every Scripture used in this encounter has fallen on this person’s deaf ears. Multitudes have hearts that are hardened and shut down. Hearts that will never beat with the Lords because HE has left them to the choice they already made.
Yet we are called to witness when given the opportunity to do so, because we do not know who the Elect are. We do it in love, but we do it in HIS Strength and we cover these encounters in prayer asking the Holy Spirit to water our seeds.
When the door closes, you will know that you have done what you are called to do. Then shake the dust off your sandals, walk away and look forward to the next person the Lord puts in your path and start again. We wait for the SECOND COMING OF YESHUA / JESUS. THE SON OF GOD, THE KING OF ETERNITY.
THE ONE TRUE GOD. Read the SCRIPTURES to understand the TIMES YOU LIVE IN; because soon Time will be NO MORE.
Look to the Eastern Sky and you will see the DAWN OF ETERNITY, Beginning NOW !
We counted the Cost, Jesus carries our Cross daily, as we walk in the darkness that surrounds us, Lifting our SWORD of LIGHT to the Sky; Doing HIS WILL , Not Our Will. This is the life of HIS True Dulas….HIS SPIRITUAL WARRIOR…as we walk the Narrow Road. We are the TRUE ALIENS on Planet Earth and we wait daily, with JOY in our Hearts; for the FLIGHT HOME !
EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS ! ! !
The theme of the Book of Revelation is one of rewards for those that believe in Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, and the Son of God. That reward is to go home to Heaven.
Have you ever given any thought about the sacrificial love that GOD the Father showed each of us by sending His Only SON JESUS to die on that Cross in place of me and you, the ones who caused HIS PAIN.
In many of my stories I imagine God speaking directly to me.
“My child God said to me. I wanted to tell you personally what the Crucifixion of My Son meant to me.
You have children and grandchildren and I know you love them. I know that you would do all you could to protect them from harm and that you would gladly take upon yourself their death. I know this because you were created in my image with the ability to Love.
I know that if men took your child and beat him with whips that ripped both flesh and bone from his back…that you could not be restrained.
I know if men forced your child to carry a beam of heavy wood down the street as people swore at him, mocking him, and spitting on him… that you could not be restrained.
I know if men forced your child to lie down on that cross and then drove nails through his feet and hands to hold him there…that you could not be restrained.
Could you Ernie? The Lord asked softly…no Lord I said quietly.
I stood and watched as they did all those things to my Son. I stood there not for His sake but for yours, because He took that punishment not for His sake but for yours….I honored you through His Pain. But Ernie, when Jesus…MY SON cried out …MY GOD…MY GOD…WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?
That was more than I could bear, so I turned away and cried uncontrollably. My Son had wept over Jerusalem; and now I wept over my Son. Yes, I could not look upon the Worlds Sins that MY Son was bearing, but even more than that, if I had looked at HIM at the moment HE said those words…I knew in my heart …
That I could not be restrained!
Ernie…I wanted you and those that say they love my Son, to know that even for the Joy set before both HIM and I…the Cross was the most difficult thing either of us have gone through.”
IT IS FINISHED !
ARE YOU A WARRIOR FOR CHRIST ?
The eyes of the Lord go to and fro throughout the earth looking for any who would believe. His eyes of fire search each heart that proclaims faith and then calls them to war. His fire can consume or His fire can bring warmth and light to your path as you follow in HIS footsteps.
It is more important today than ever to know your enemy. Put your time and efforts into studying the false doctrines of the enemy closest to you so you can draw the right weapon from Gods arsenal to help bring dead hearts to life.
Don’t sit comfortably by the campfire being warmed by others like you. You who know HIM, you who claim to know HIS voice, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear, you heard HIS CALL … COME…FOLLOW ME!
He did not call you to follow Him to heaven…that will come later. HE Calls you today to follow HIM to WAR… for the hearts and minds of those you love.
You are called to go forth into the darkness for you have seen a great light and you have been empowered to serve no matter who you are, no matter where you live…. no matter what the circumstances.
This battle is everywhere that you find people who know not the RISEN LORD. So go Boldly where you have never gone before.
Have you ever stopped to think how much God loves the Gentiles? God loves Gentiles so much that He Blinded His own Chosen people, whom He said are the apple of His eye, to the Truth about Jesus their Messiah.
God did this so Gentiles could receive the Gospel and become part of Gods eternal family. Jesus is the Jews Messiah, but He is also the hope of the Gentiles.
In Isaiah’s vision…God said “Who will go for us? The Holy Angels were silent, but Isaiah said…”Lord Send Me”.
That is the same commitment before the Lord of Hosts you and I must have in these end times we live in. We as believers need to go forth and say… Lord Send ME!
Just remember to reach into HIS fire and light your candle before you go…and then shine it into the darkness.
Looking for God in all the wrong places
The old ones day began early with the dawn. Clothed in animal skins he walked out from among his people; out from the inner recesses of his cave dwelling towards the Sun light.
He paused at the cave mouth and turned back to his people as they knelt to the ground. Then on their behalf he moved out of the shadows into the light to greet the gods they served.
The old one was the priest of his people. It was his responsibility to pray at the dawning of each day to the visible gods of the Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain, and Fire. Then he prayed to the unknown god; the Wind that came as it pleased and went without his knowledge. He could feel its touch, but the god remained invisible.
Look closely at this old one. He stands in the sunlight with arms raised to the sky, chanting and praising the creation, answering the shrill cry of an eagle overhead. Look behind him; there attached to his foot is the shadow of the darkness from the cave that clings to his body as he moves forward into the sunlight.
Man has come a long way since those days. Do we still worship the Earth and its elements? Not the way the Old One did, but yes we do. Are we still god Hunters? Yes, but now we do it more intelligently. Out of the depths of the darkness of our own minds we have created multiple major and minor religious systems with differing worldviews.
Yet with ONE Voice man says there is ONE god for all mankind and that all religions worship this ONE god. However, the god we find described within each religious system made by man is radically different from the god within each religion. Of the gods of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Mormonism; there are no common attributes that would lead you to believe they were one and the same god.
And so it is that man continues daily to strive towards the light, with the darkness never leaving him for it clings to his every step filling his soul with shadows, darkening his mind and reasoning abilities.
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Because I was Pre-Destined to Believe !
Questions, my life has been filled with questions. For years I had been looking for answers. Who is Ernie Pahlek? How did I get here? What is my purpose here on earth? And lastly, where am I going when I die?
When I look back on those years I have come to realize that my life on earth has been a bittersweet journey to somewhere else.
When I was young I wrote my plans in ink. Then in my 40’s I wrote my plans in pencil because things kept changing. Now in my 70’s I realize that I cannot control anything in my life.
Circumstances have taught me that someone else has the eraser to my penciled in plans.
My life has been a roller coaster ride. But most of all I realize that I have been continually shaped by hammer blows on an anvil by a hand much greater than my own.
When I look in the mirror I see myself at every continuing stage of physical development. Each stage has brought further decay of a body that continues on its way back to the dust it was formed from.
But when I look into my eyes, I can now see my soul shining within me. For there is an eternal light contained in my eyes, for they are the windows into my eternal soul.
Now as I look back through my life, I understand that God holds the hammer and has lovingly re-formed me on an anvil into His Image so I can go home to live with HIM for Eternity.
Come with me on my journey back in time to find the answers as to WHY me? WHY ME BECAUSE I was Born in Eternity Past, in the Mind of God with a purpose.
Listen with the Ears of Your Heart to OUR GOD. There is a book I have written just for you. They are the Words from My own mouth. When you find this book you will eat of it and it will feed your soul. This book will be both bitter and sweet to your taste. It will be sweet when you find ME within its pages. It will be bitter when you realize not all those you love or know have found ME within its pages.
Your tears will be great for those who do not know Me…your heart will break for them…but you in the end will have JOY in the MORNING. For I have given you a life that will never end. I also have given them a life that will never end. But you will know that the end of the journey is just the beginning of your life with ME.
And they will know that the end of their journey is but the beginning of their life without ME. Soon you will be born of flesh only to die in a short time. For I have said, life is like a wisp of smoke in the wind. It is seen for a brief moment and then it is gone and forgotten.
So prepare now for your birth in the flesh. I have already prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit. I will begin telling you now of the plan as you leave the Light of My Presence to take your place within the womb of darkness that will open into a land of light and shadows.
Do not be afraid for I have promised to be with you always. I will never leave you nor forsake you because you belong to me. You are being prepared as a love gift for my Son…who loves you as much as I do.
His voice of soft thunder recounted to me the plan. It contained only four simple points. With the economy of words that only God could use; these four points contained depths of knowledge beyond our comprehension. For who among those He has created can say they understand Him or 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.
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 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 Earth and Heaven, a place where God and Man again would walk together forever.
GODS words were now fading rapidly into the shadowy mist in my mind as I began to move out from my mother’s womb into the light filled with shadows. My fists were clenched in rage as my lungs filled with air and I began to cry. I would forget all that I had heard from HIS lips. I would forget the voice of quiet thunder and those soft eyes that looked upon me with such love.
But hidden deep within the very heart of my being this new sense within me would gently echo the words of HIS one phrase… “I have already prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit.”
I knew you even before you were conceived.Jeremiah 1: 4-5
I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1: 11-12
You were not a mistake… Psalm 139: 15-16
For all your days are written in my book… Psalm 139: 15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live… Acts 17:26
I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6
The day will come in the future when I will live within YOU.
I will never leave you nor forsake you because you belong to me. You are being prepared as a love gift for my Son…who loves you as much as I do.
“To hear with my heart, To see with my soul, To be guided by a hand I cannot hold, To trust in a way I cannot see, That’s what faith must be.” Song lyrics from Michael Card.
A thought from my mind to yours !
I think it is important for each of us when speaking about God to others to use the Name Above ALL Names….JESUS and not the Generic Term God.
Non-believers use the generic term God. The question is what they mean, since the gods of man made religions contained in their religious books all contradict themselves.
Therefore the concept of ONE God from a secular point of view is impossible.
Yet there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD represented in the Judeo-Christian Bible (Old & New Testaments). The ONE TRUE GOD is a Tri-unity of 3 Persons of the same kind & essence.
So depending on the context of what you want to say and to whom you say it, PLEASE say the name JESUS and do not use the term god generically.
Watch for opportunities to share your faith by asking non-believing friends that uses the generic term god, the question …”Whose god are you talking about? The god of the Mormon’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, etc”
WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS GOD?
Many people peer back through the darkened pages of history and see a rather obscure picture of Jesus. They have heard of His 2,000 year old claim that He was God, but they don’t quite believe it.
They find it hard to accept the idea that a small – town Jewish carpenter could have been the creator of the world. They prefer to believe other, less sensational theories about Him. Here are some of those beliefs.
Jesus is a man who achieved great things….this view is held by the Mormon Church. They teach that Jesus was a pre-existent spirit—but they believe that about everyone.
Jesus is a created being who was given the status of second-in- command…this view is held by Jehovah’s Witnesses. They teach that Jesus is a created individual who is the second greatest personage of the universe. He is a god, but not the Almighty God.
Jesus is a man no better than we are….this view is held by the Unification Church . They teach that Jesus’ value is no greater than that of any other man.
Jesus’ existence began at His conception….this view is held by the Way International. They teach that God created Jesus’ soul life in Mary at His birth.
Jesus is a prophet and messenger of God….this view is held by Islam. They teach that Jesus was only a messenger of Allah.
Jesus is less than most people think He is….this view is held by the Atheist. Most Atheists’ place Buddha or Socrates on a higher plane than Jesus.
Jesus is a great moral teacher….this view is held by the Unitarian Church. They teach that Christ was sent to earth as a great moral teacher rather than as a mediator.
Jesus is a mystic medium….this view is held by New Agers. They teach Jesus is a channeler; One of many ancients who give New Age adherents a glimpse at the past.
Jesus is a projection of our needs….this is the view of today’s psychologist’s and psychiatrist’s. Jesus is a culture hero who regardless of His historical existence, embodies the myth of the divine man.
One thing is for sure. Somebody is wrong! These people can’t all be right about Jesus. He cannot be exactly who all these people say He is. Many who think they know, don’t know. If He is only a prophet or a medium, then those who insist He is God are wrong.
If on the other hand Jesus is the One TRIUNE GOD, then those who insist that He is only an exceptional man are wrong. Some might wish to have it both ways.
In science and investigative journalism, we pursue truth passionately. Why should it be any different in this important realm?
You will ONLY find the REAL JESUS Hidden in the Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and Revealed by HIS own words in the Jewish New Testament.
JESUS CHRIST ALONE is the HOPE of this World ! ! !