DO  YOU  BELONG  TO  THE REMNANT ?

 

 

Jesus keeps knocking and we keep sharing yet only the Remnant / the Few continue to listen to the Whisper of His Voice. The Many, the Tares, the Goats continue to remain Deaf, Dumb and Blind to His Truth as they Walk the Wide Road to a Cliff. Our Salvation is Truly Bitter, Sweet. as we continue to walk the Narrow Road Home planting seeds into Seeking Hearts along the shadows on either side.

God said in Psalm 139 vs.13 that He knew me before I was in my Mother’s womb. God said in Romans 8 vs.29, that whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become a believer in His Son Jesus.

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

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, 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

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

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

Romans 8:28-29

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.

IN  JESUS / YESHUA… I FOUND ME !

To Make ALIYAH

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“They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.”
Zechariah 12:10

After the Holocaust half my family immigrated to ISRAEL, the other half to USA. When my father was near death he said to me with tears in his eyes that he wished that He would have gone to Israel. I asked why? He said because I would have become a better Jew and would have grown up to love the God of Israel.

It continues to break my heart to think about his statement because my father never came to the knowledge of his Messiah Yeshua and just 3 years after he died I became a believer in the Son of God. I never had the opportunity to share JESUS with my father or mother.

My heart, soul and mind are in Israel, my Joy is in Israel, BUT most of All my Eternal Future is in ISRAEL, in the NEW JERUSALEM with my ETERNAL KING JESUS who came for me when He died on the CROSS and Later ASCENDED to HEAVEN and now Sits at the Right Hand of HIS FATHER… MY FOREVER ABBA.

SOON Very SOON, the Remnant of Jerusalem, called to Faith in Eternity Past will “Cry out to HIM Whom they PIERCED”.

Then the Last Chapter of the GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD will be over. And a New Eternal Story that GOD HAS WRITTEN will begin.

ONLY Those Who Believe in HIS SON YESHUA will be written on its pages.
Even So, COME LORD JESUS.

How can We Know we are in The End Times?

Soon Darkness will forever be banished to its place as the GLORY of JESUS breaks forth for ALL to see in the Eastern Sky, bringing the Dawn of Eternity with HIM. There is NO DOUBT that we live in the End Times.

12 End Time Signs –

INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 …’even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.’

ABILITY TO ENFORCE THE MARK
Revelation 13:17 …’And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.’

MAN OF SIN REVEALED
2 Thessalonians 2:3 …’Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.’

VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY
Matthew 24:37 …’But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.’

Luke 17:28-30 …’Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’

RISE IN SPIRITUALISM
1 Timothy 4:1 …’Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.’

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS Hosea 4:3 …’Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.’

NATURAL DISASTERS
Luke 21:25-26 …’and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

EARTHQUAKE Matthew 24:7 …’and earthquakes in diverse places.’
UNSEALED PROPHECY
Daniel 12:4 …’But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.’

FALSE CHRISTS and PROPHETS
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ … and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’

WORLD PUSHING FOR PEACE
1 Thessalonians 5:3 …’For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.’

WAR
Matthew 24:6-7 …’And ye shall hear of wars … For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.’

FAMINE
Matthew 24:7 …’and there shall be famine.’

CHRISTIANS BEING KILLED
Matthew 24:9-10 …’Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.’

INCREASE IN SIN
Matthew 24:12 …’And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.’

FALSE CHRISTIANS TURN AWAY FROM TRUTH
2 Timothy 4:3-4 …’For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.’

GOD DESTROYS THOSE WHO DESTROY EARTH
Revelation 11:18 …’And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.’

GOSPEL PREACHED TO WORLD
Matthew 24:14 …’And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

How can We Recognize the Anti-Christ?

The Anti-Christ brings with him the One World Government and One World Religion. And He will establish a 7 year Peace Treaty in the Middle East between the Arab Nations and the Nation of Israel.

The Scriptures give us a portrait of the false Messiah and reveals to us that he will imitate the true Messiah in at least 6 ways:
1. He will come to the Jews with overtures of peace (Dan. 9:27).
2. He will come portraying a great king (Rev. 6:2).
3. He will come to the Temple in Jerusalem (Dan. 9:27 & II Thess. 2:4).
4. He will perform many great signs and wonders (II Thess. 2:9).
5. He will have a forerunner much like Elijah who is prophesied to come before the true Lord (Mal. 4:5 & Rev. 13:11-13).
6. He will even imitate the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rev. 13:3 & 12).

Zechariah 14:2-5 “For I (JESUS) will gather all (including the USA) the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3 Then the LORD (JESUS) will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. 4 In that day His feet (JESUS) will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. 5 You (1/3 of the Nation of Israel) will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD (JESUS), my God, will come, and all the holy ones (Born Again Christians throughout time) with Him!

CAN YOU SEE…

 

Can You SEE with the EYES of Your HEART ?

When I came to know HIM in May of 1985, it was as my JUDGE. I learned firsthand back then, what it meant to Fear the Lord. I Repented of my Sin, but I still felt alone.

Years Later:

I realized I have a friend, who has walked in front of me….leading me. Who has walked next to me…..supporting me and sometimes carrying me when I am tired. Who has walked behind me….protecting me. But most of all, HE lives inside of me…..I now understand that I am never alone.

I have studied HIS names as all of you have through the years. HE is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Eternal Father, Lord, Savior, Jesus the Son of God…….Y’shua Hamachiach –Jesus the Messiah of Israel and the world.

Yet two other titles meant the most to me, because they express the essence of who Jesus is both in the past and in the future. He Is the LAMB who was Slain for my sins, and the LION who is Coming Again to take me home.

Yes, He is all of the later and much more. But when I get quiet before HIM and ponder HIS words to us in the Scriptures I am humbled by the one recurring theme that I rarely acknowledge or understand the depths of.

That HE is a FATHER and we, you and I are HIS children. HE loves each one of us so very much that not only the Angels Rejoice when we came to know Christ. But the Father Sings over us.

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Michael Card described the Faith we have during our journey home.
“To hear with my heart, to see with my soul. To be guided by a hand I cannot hold. To trust in a way that I cannot see. That’s what faith must be.”

My Masters Hand

Thankful for the TOUCH of my Masters Hand

If you know Jesus as your Savior & Lord then know in your heart, mind and soul that you are an ordinary person in the hands of an EXTRAORDINARY God.

In this life we must walk in Faith. We walk before God strong in heart but often weak in our faith. We keep asking for signs, for fleeces testing His promises to each of us as believers. Yet like a good, kind and gentle father…our ABBA, our Daddy, continues to hold our hand and lead us home to be with Him where we finally will be able to walk by sight.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am but an alien here. Yet I will do all I can to serve my Lord until the day He calls me home. I look forward to that day and long to hear the words of Victory that will be spoken directly to me by Him…

“Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant”. Until then I have HIS SHALOM !!!

I walk the shadow lands of this earth that soon will be no-more. I speak HIS Words not my own to fallen hearts that have no idea of what is to come or where they will spend eternity. I am not called to be a candle in the darkness, but a PILLAR of FIRE in this wilderness. I do none of this in my own strength, but through the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT who lives within me and guides me.

I wake up each morning filled with HIS TEARS for all those I love that do not know HIM. I am a DULAS of CHRIST. That word has been used incorrectly for centuries to mean servant. The word means SLAVE.

HE is my MASTER, I have no will but to do HIS WILL until HE COMES. I am a True Alien here; living among earth dwellers that do not understand that they are “But Dust”. May you realize before it is too late that JESUS Came to SAVE YOU from Yourself !

When you stand before the door of eternity you will open it and see a light bulb with a pull chain before you. If you have not accepted JESUS as your SAVIOR, the door will open before you and you will pull the chain to turn on the light, but instead you will turn on the DARKNESS…. Forever.

HIS TOMB IS EMPTY ! ! !

 

If you are a Believer in Jesus, then you Belong to His Forever Family. We have One Voice…One Heart…One Lord !

If Jesus had only been a man, he would have stayed in the tomb. The earliest Christians could not stay silent about the fact that the ONE they saw hanging on a Cross dead; walked again on the earth and appeared to over 500 people; including those that saw HIM die on the Cross.

And I, two thousand years later cannot stay silent either. JESUS came back from the dead!!!

What other historical, verifiable fact do you need to know to believe? Is there any other leader known to mankind, from any religious system, who has claimed this truth? The answer is no. All the other tombs contain dead men who have remained dead to this day.

Is there any other religious book that stakes its authority on intricately detailed Prophecies written by Prophets 100’s and 1000’s of years earlier containing future history that all has come true? The answer is no. Only the Judeo / Christian Bible …Gods Autobiography containing the entire Past …Present… and Future of Mankind…dares to provide prophecy as a means to prove it is the only revelation of the One True God.

God’s voice flows throughout the Old Testament and New Testament.

God, stands outside of time and sees your entire life in one glance. The maker of the stars says to you in His Word that… you are my child and I love you. I am aware that someday you will turn from me and walk away. But I want you to know that I have already provided you a way back to me.

God calls to you through His Son and says: There is more to your life than you have ever thought of. There is more to your story than the pages you have lived. I AM the author of life, the composer of hope and I have left the best for last. A new beginning of a story we will write together on pages of a book without end…forever.

Jesus whispers your name every day from the pages of the New Testament. Hear the Voice of the God/Man, who came to earth from Heaven to offer you a way to come home, as He says to you …the evidence is in the Bible, my voice is the Truth…there is but one way home…the other way is to be lost and never found. You must make a choice.

I am JESUS, the Lord, your God. My Heart yearns to beat with yours. Hear My Voice, Choose Life, and Follow Me Home!

JOHN THE BAPTIST

A Portrait of John the Baptizer

After 400 years of silence

It is hard to imagine that God would not speak to HIS World and its people for 400 years. Previously God spoke through the Old Testament prophets, but the words of those prophets ended with Micah.

The prophets spoke to His Children, the nation of Israel. His children were to evangelize the world at that time and make the ONE TRUE GOD known to all…but they failed miserably. They did not understand the true righteousness nor the Holiness of the God who chose them out of all the nations of the earth to be His Voice.

Instead they built a man-made religious system thinking they could be more righteous and more holy than the God who made everything. And so God stopped speaking after the Prophet Micah and the Old Testament testimony of the Living God was closed forever.

Then one day 400 years later he came. A man born of the union of a man and woman. A man whom God called the “the Greatest ever born of woman.” It was hot. We could see him coming, walking slowly over the hot desert sands of time. At first he looked almost like a diffused image of a spirit, like a mirage…always coming closer. Then as he became clearer you could hear something like words being formed.

He was saying something that was caught up by the wind. At first it was hard to hear like a whisper on the wind. Then the words became crystal clear to us as they boomed forth like Thunder, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand.” The words came forth like waves of the ocean crashing on the beach in a violent storm. They came on the waves of the wind, repeatedly like the call of trumpets.

This was John the Baptizer…John was born to be the last prophet of God to speak to the children of Israel. John the Herald of Christ was to be the last voice in the wilderness for God. He came to make a way, to clear the path for the Messiah of Israel and to speak to His World. To make a clear way to the ONLY ONE who was THE WAY to Salvation and Heaven.

God used John the Baptizer to be the Voice in the Wilderness to begin the second and last part of the story of mankind’s civilization here on earth. This second book known to us as the New Testament, (The Jewish New Testament) would be presented by the Apostles as they spoke on behalf of the HOLY SPIRIT. GOD speaking to mankind once again after 400 years of silence.

Yet most of all The New Testament would contain the very words of God’s Son Jesus the Messiah of Israel and the Christ of HIS Church; to a lost and dying world devoid of the Truth of God. To human beings caught up in a satanic web of lies, and misconceptions about true reality as to who created them, who they are, why they were here and where they would spend Eternity after death.

Your Never Ending Journey

I wanted to share an inscription that I have written in my Bible. I have written it inside Bibles that I have given to people through the years.

“The Journey will never end; His Mercies are new every morning. Here is some wisdom I have learned along the way:

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is not an option.
As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden bearer.

As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. As long as you can take Him or leave Him, You may as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.

But, when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call on, then cast all your cares on JESUS…for He is waiting in the midst of your storm.

This Bible you are holding contains: the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines are Holy, its Precepts (laws) are binding, its Histories are TRUE and its Decisions are immutable (unchanging).

Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be Holy. Within its pages heaven is opened and the gates of hell disclosed.

Christ is its grand subject, our good its design and the glory of God its end.

Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully, always asking for the Holy Spirits guidance in Jesus name.

It is given to you here, in this life and will be opened at the judgment and is established, unchanging forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward your greatest labor and condemn all who trifle with its contents!

This Bible you own is ONE book. With ONE HERO….Jesus, with one villain….satan, with One theme….Salvation and ONE Purpose….to Glorify GOD.

My prayer for all of you is that you will be able to sing along with the hymn writer…”It is well….It is well…with my Soul.”

Only when you have knelt before God, will you be able to stand alone before men……….Fear No man………… but Fear God.

SOMEONE WICKED THIS WAY COMES

IT IS FINISHED ! ! !

Do you realize that throughout the centuries GOD used human voices to speak to HIS creatures, HIS created human beings? Voices, that spoke of HIM, and for HIM. Voices that brought Joy and Sorrow to billions of people throughout time.

Those human voices were the Old Testament Prophets.
John the Baptist, was the last Old Testament prophet that God used as a voice in the wilderness reaching out to His nation Israel but in essence reaching out to the nations of the world because; HIS WORDS are for all the nations of the earth to hear, throughout all of time.

John the Baptist had the shortest message of any prophet. His message was redundant. John hammered on the phrase REPENT for your REDEMPTION draws near! Two words…Repent and Redemption; that most everyone does not understand; because they simply cannot relate to the fact that they live daily as sinners before the eyes of GOD. Maybe I can help you to understand a little.

GOD is HOLY; HE cannot look at your sin nature that you and I were born with. GOD is writing down every thought and action you ever had and will ever have till you stand alone before HIM. It represents your story, your history. Every word, thought and deed is recorded and will convict you, sentencing you to the WRATH of GOD.

Yes GOD is love, but GOD is also Wrath! That’s why you and I desperately need to be Saved…. we need a SAVIOR! When I ask someone “Did you know you NEED to be Saved? The usual comment is …Saved from what?

The world and its people are Biblical illiterates.

Simply put they have no first hand bible knowledge. Oh you may go to church and hear bits and pieces of Scripture. In fact you may feel your Pastor/ Priest / Rabbi / Cleric / Reverend or whatever has more charisma than the Jesus of the Old and New Testament.

If SO that is Truly, Truly SAD. You are enamored with the words of small men who cannot save themselves or you from a HOLY GOD or the Wrath to come.

You never have sat down and spent the time to read the entire Bible so that GOD can talk to you through it.

When God tells you that HE knows the End from the Beginning. HE is telling you that you are participating throughout your entire life in the Story that HE has Pre-Written.

When Jesus said I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He supported the statement of His Father. He also is telling you that you are participating in HIS-Story not human history.

You are an eternal created being, and if you spend time in the word of God you will find yourself on its pages. The Bible is the Story of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve and the relationship each human being MUST have with the SON of GOD to live in Heaven with HIM or you will live in hell without HIM.

Your choices tie you to either JESUS or to the satan the temporary god of this physical world you live in.

So Protect yourself and your children from one television show after another that continues to blatantly portray evil. And recognize that the News on TV daily continues to bring the reality of evil and its growing presence and existence among us. Evil is everywhere. Our world lives in Darkness. The light you see from the Sun is an illusion. The True Light, SON-LIGHT will soon be here. Then everyone who walks in the Darkness will go to The Place of Darkness Forever.

PLEASE: WAKE up, LOOK around, PROTECT the minds and hearts of yourself and your children. BECAUSE: You can read the END back to the BEGINNING of the Story of Humanity/ Mankind and see when you get to the Book of REVELATION what GOD has planned for all those that do not KNOW and LOVE the Coming of HIS SON.

So put on the Armor of GOD, which is HIS Written Word, fill your mind and your heart with His Words and His Words will Light Up your Soul and protect you from what is coming.

BEFORE JESUS COMES: Someone else will show up. He is known as the false messiah, the Anti-Christ. He lives among us today, waiting for his curtain call to take the world with him to hell. Written on his forehead, invisible to all of biblical illiterate humanity, yet plain to see by those with Biblical Knowledge will be the phrase….

SOMEONE WICKED THIS WAY COMES.

YOU need to read the GREATEST STORY  ever told contained within the pages of the Old and New Testaments. YES, both are History. But in Truth they are HIS-STORY. The Story of JESUS, the SON of GOD.
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IS YOUR MIND OPEN OR SHUT ?

2 Thoughts for Your Consideration. 2 Questions that will Open Your Mind and Your Heart to the TRUTH.

  1. Did GOD the FATHER CRY TEARS Over HIS SON on the CROSS?
  1. WHAT DID the HOLY ANGELS DO during the CRUCIFIXTION

    OF JESUS?

 

QUESTION 1.

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.

 

QUESTION 2

WHAT DID the HOLY ANGELS DO during the CRUCIFIXTION OF JESUS?

The following is quoted from Randy Alcorn’s book Deadline. The character Finney has died and is a new arrival to Heaven and Zyor is the guardian Angel that stood by Finney from birth through death. Elyon is GOD the FATHER.

“Zyor stood and his voice trembled, not only with awe, but now with unmistakable anger.

“That little hill; where little men were permitted to do unspeakable things to Elyon’s Son. My comrades and I jammed against the portal, begging permission to break through and strike down the cowards, to unleash the relentless wrath of heaven’s army.

We longed to raise our swords as one, to destroy every atom of the dark world. All that was in us, thirsted for revenge. We ached to once and for all obliterate that cancer of rebellion against the Most High God.”

For the first time Finney saw in Zyor seething anger, fierce rage erupting to the surface.  The angel paced back and forth like a caged lion, seeming suddenly much taller and more powerful, no longer the gentle teacher.

“Here were these puny men obsessed with the offences of others against them while themselves committing the ultimate offense of the universe, driving nails through the flesh of God. We longed to make them eat the dust of the ground and vomit clay.

Any one of us could have struck them all down, and we yearned to do it. Millions of us, legion upon legion, crowded forward, from every corner of heaven, pressing and pushing, crying out and begging leave to destroy those who would dare to curse and mock and ravage the holy Lamb of God!”

But Michael would not permit us, Zyor said softly. For Elyon would not permit him.

We writhed in agony; we had never thought such pain possible here in the perfect realm. And yet we grew to know —though not completely understand— that all this was necessary to meet the demands of Elyon’s justice and his love.

He did not need us to rescue him. With a single word, with merely a thought, he could have unmade all men, destroyed the universe, and purged all creation of the ugliness that nailed him to that cross.

But he did not. He would not. He did not go there to be rescued. He went there to rescue.”

And of all the adventures eternity will bring—most of which I can no more guess than you—the fact that Elyon was slain to buy the souls of men will overshadow everything.

In heaven everybody would be perfect, unblemished, and unscarred. Only the

Carpenters scars would remain forever. The only one who would appear less than perfect in eternity would be the eternally perfect one himself.

The rage your people direct against others, and a billion times over, should be directed against each of you by Elyon, and for eternity. When you were first closed out of the Garden of God, I thought he was done with you. You have seen many things here in heaven that cause you wonder and you have barely begun to see. But for me the greatest wonder is simply that you are here at all.

For I know what you were before Elyon captured you and I knew your transgressions on earth even after he first laid hold of you. I marvel at your transformation, which began on earth, from darkness to light. I have never known darkness; though some of my closest comrades once chose that path, before your world was born.

Twisted and marred beyond recognition, you were transformed by his grace and empowered by his Spirit to live as a light in the midst of the darkest world the universe has ever known, or ever will. And so you lived, Master Finney, not perfectly, but faithfully. And this heaven you see now is only the beginning of the glory still to come.”