Raise Them To Love Jesus


Proverbs 22:6  “Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Dan was giving me a praise report about his daughter. We all pray for our kids that they would place their faith in Jesus for their salvation. Many of them say they have, but you know as well as I that we cannot see into their heart. So we look for the fruit of good works in their lives that reassure us they truly do love the Lord who waits patiently for them.

Dan loves Christian music as do I. Dan and his wife are part of their church’s music team. Dan came across a song that touched his heart so much that he gave it too his daughter. Interesting that someone would give a song as a gift. Yet a song can touch the soul where words alone cannot.

She loved the song not just for the melody but also especially for the lyrics. They continued to fill her mind day and night. She played it over and over. She told Dan how this song touched her heart so much that she was practicing it so she could stand before her Lord in church and sing it as a solo to the congregation.

How awesome it is for a believing parent to hear their child sing before the Lord. It is like proclaiming our faith in baptism. We stand on the stage before the congregation but really we stand alone before the King of Kings and sing to Him alone. When we worship among the many at church and we sing, we too stand alone before the King of Kings and sing to Him alone.

I am sure that Dan looked at His daughter and thought how awesome a proof of her repentant heart it is, for her to be able to sing from her heart to the Lord before witnesses.

Dan is truly blessed to both see and be part of the growth in spiritual maturity of his child. Dan then spoke about what a blessing children are and that he was praying for his older son’s confirmation of salvation. That when his son was born and brought home from the hospital he went into the crib late at night and then tenderly lifted his newborn son up high before the Lord in the darkness of the room.

There in the darkness Dan gave back his son to the Lord of light and asked that God would be his true father and that the Lord would guide Dan as his earthly father in the joy of teaching his son about Jesus and Scripture. That Dan would be able to bathe his son in the light of God’s Word through all the years of influence Dan would have; so that his son would grow up to be a man of God.

You men with children who are reading this need to know your children are a blessing from the Lord. It is your responsibility to raise up your children to know their Creator and to know the Scriptures that tell the story about the Son of God.

Like John the Baptist, who came to prepare the way for the Lord. You also have been given the honor and the responsibility to prepare the way to your child’s heart so they will be able to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

God calls you to begin praying for their Salvation from the moment they have life in the womb. Then in LOVE, live your life before them and your wife and your God so there is no question in their minds about whom you belong to and whom you have chosen to serve.

Then maybe God in HIS Mercy to you will bless you by giving you the desire of your heart, the desire of my heart… that each one of our children will become a Child of the KING.



Today we Celebrate America’s Independence Day known as the 4th of July.

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the American Revolution.

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. GOD truly blessed America as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. America also became a country of Immigrants who came from all counties around the world.

America started as a Christian Nation with faith in Christ at its core but offering religious freedom to all People who came to live in freedom from oppression and to exercise their Faith in the God they believed in.

Over the years that has changed. God allowed the United States of America to grow and be a light to the Nations of the Earth. He did this even though different world religions have changed the face of this nation to one of many Gods instead of ONE TRUE GOD.

The 1st of the 10 Commandments makes it clear beyond any doubts….”YOU shall have no other gods before me”.  Since 1776, 241 years later America is still the home of the Free and the Brave but is no longer a Christian Nation that Believes in JESUS Alone with True Faith.

Our Democracy in the coming years will be changed by GOD to be a THEOCRACY ruled by KING JESUS, the SON of GOD who is COMING BACK very soon. The reason is simple, no nation created by fallen mankind will rule Eternity. GOD has pre-written the History of Fallen Mankind and its ultimate end.

Then the first statement in the Bible in Genesis 1:1  “GOD Created the Heavens and the Earth.”  Will be changed to read “And GOD Created the NEW HEAVENS and the NEW EARTH !  As GOD continues to write the NEW History of BORN AGAIN Mankind for Eternity.

Today as Born-Again Believers in Jesus we look forward to HIS COMING and the NEW Heavens and the NEW Earth.


His Joy is that He finally will come to fulfill His promise to save you from His Wrath.

My Joy is that He chose to come for me.

He comes for all those who take the time to seek the Truth with “all our heart, mind and strength.”

If You choose to seek Him you will find Him and He will give you faith and strength for this journey called life.

There is no me only Him. I have no will but to do His will only.

I trust not in myself but in His love and care for me according to His Promises in Scripture.

I receive all things from His hand and am glad and rejoice in His mercies that are new every day I live here.

Christ is all around us. If you but look… you will find Crosses Everywhere.


Who is GOD to you?

When I came to know HIM in May of 1985, it was as my JUDGE. I learned first back then what it meant to Fear the Lord.  I felt alone!

Since then; 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 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. Jesus who’s precious name means SALVATION.

Yes, He is all of that and 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 is, that HE is a FATHER and we, you and I are HIS children. And HE loves each one of us so very much…that HE says we can call HIM Abba…Daddy.

I have a letter that I found on a website that was organized by someone else. The letter is a Fathers Love Letter to you.  The words are taken from the Scriptures, so this is a letter from your Abba / Daddy, a personal letter just for you.  Listen to the words that HE has spoken to each of you. You need to know that you are HIS Child and that HE loves you, so very much.

 My Child…

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all of your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered, for you were made in my image.

In me you live and move and have your being. For 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

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother’s womb, and brought you forth on the day you were born.

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope, because I love you with an everlasting love. My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore, and I rejoice over you with singing.

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. For it is I who gave you those desires. I am you Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. He is the exact representation of my being.

He came to demonstrate that I am for you not against you. And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. I have always been Father and will always be Father. My question is…..Will you be my child?

I am waiting for you….. Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God


Genesis 3:15

“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”

I would like to take you on a journey with me back to the beginning, before there was time when a Holy God would walk and talk with His creatures (Adam & Eve) in the cool of the day.

Then it was possible to stand in His presence because mankind had no sin in them…they were righteous. But then Satan came with his temptation to doubt God, and Eve took a bite.

Adam knew he was breaking Gods law when he took the bite offered him by Eve. He ate of the forbidden fruit because his love for his wife was greater than his fear of God. Whatever this action would bring, Adam would accept the consequences and STAND with his wife whom he loved more than his own life. God would have to judge them together.

You know the story. Adam and Eve together brought in Original Sin that doomed the human race to be born once but to die twice, physically and then spiritually forever. The human race was no longer righteous and could not STAND before their God and walk with Him in the cool of the day.

In the garden mankind enjoyed the ultimate expression of what they were created for…to have a personal relationship with their Creator and to STAND in His presence.

This broken relationship would not be resolved again for thousands of years.

God instituted a sacrificial system of blood that would require the death of an innocent animal to pay for the sin of a guilty person. Blood would be required as a covering for sin. God became unapproachable. Man could no longer see Him or STAND before Him without paying his own sin penalty. “The Wages of SIN Is Death”.

When Eve took that forbidden bite, mankind’s guarantee of spending an eternity with God ended and time as we know it began. You would think this was the end of the story, but it wasn’t. God had a plan to bring His people back to a personal relationship with Him, so they could STAND in His presence again without fear.

So He chose a nation of people who would come to know Him and then be responsible to present HIM to the rest of the nations of the world. The nation is Israel, a people that God calls the apple of His Eye and the focus of His love.

Through the writings of Prophets God provided Messianic Prophecies of a coming Redeemer a Messiah, the anointed One who would save both Israel and the nations of the world from their sins. Someone who would recreate this relationship between the Creator and His creatures. These prophecies would be sign posts that would allow the Jews to recognize the coming Messiah. The prophecies would provide information that would fit only one person in all of human history centuries before His birth.

When He was to be born, His ancestry, birth time, forerunner, birthplace, birth manner, infancy, manhood, teaching character, career, preaching, reception, rejection, sufferings, death, burial, resurrection and ascension were all prewritten in the most marvelous manner centuries before He was born in the Old Testament.

Yet when the Messiah finally came, fulfilling every Messianic prophecy given by God for people to recognize Him…they missed it and still do. Then Jesus stepped out into the World from the pages of the Prophets.

Jesus the Messiah brought Redemption through His death on the Cross as depicted in Isaiah 53; a death that was prophesied hundreds of years before in Daniel Ch.9 vs. 26.

All the Old Testament sacrifices weren’t the point. They POINTED to a God who forgives, not a god who trades sins for sacrifices. Not a god who “sells” forgiveness, but a God of loving kindness, justice and grace. God demonstrated His grace by becoming the perfect sacrifice. He came for save you.

The last words of Jesus, the words heard throughout the Universe were “IT IS FINISHED”. Those words were not whispered from a dying Lamb, but were ROARED by the LION of the Tribe of Judah…and the Temple Veil that had separated God from Man was torn in half.

Now every man, woman and child who placed their faith in the Son of God as their Savior could now STAND in the presence of God and in the future walk with HIM in the cool of the day.





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So You Will,

Recognize HIM When HE ARRIVES.

By the,




Whom You Have PIERCED….

YESHUA (Hebrew for Salvation)….

SAVE ME ! ! !


When Jesus Comes Again



 When Jesus Comes Again…

       The sun will rise and the darkness will flee. The Earth will rejoice and the leaves of the trees will clap their hands for joy. The animals will live together in peace. The angels will sing once again. All of Gods Born Again Creation Will Rejoice.

If you know the Son of God personally as your Lord and Savior you will be free from sin forever, and your name will be found in the Lambs Book of Life.

And, then the God who called you forth out of nothing will welcome you home with open arms and nail pierced hands. And for the first time in your life you too will know who Jesus really IS, because your walk by Faith will now be a walk by Sight, Forever More.


Soul Whisperer

Jesus has whispered your name from eternity past. He is your Soul Whisperer. He spoke to you throughout your entire life through the words of others, through life’s challenging situations, through the majesty of His Creation and His Word.

You have heard His laughter on the wind. You have seen the clapping of the leaves of the trees as they lift up holy hands to praise and give worship to their GOD and Creator.

Mankind in his attempt to speak to himself both nationally and globally erected telephone poles to carry man’s voice throughout the nations of the earth. And so the globe was populated by Crosses supporting the lines of communication. What a paradox that the image of communication had imbedded into it the message of the Cross.

Today and every day, I live in the expectation that someday I will go home to be with HIM. So I live one day at time in the Shadow of His Cross; the Cross of Emmanuel, GOD with us, the uncommon man, the GOD / Man who came to seek and save the lost.

I look forward to a different time, a different place, a place before time; to be with family forever. Because JESUS the one who calls forth the living from the dead; whispered my name and awakened my soul and gave me Eternal Life.


The ERROR of the Jewish Road to Heaven.

Jewish People believe in Works Righteousness. But the Old Testament

Teaches, being a good person isn’t good enough to get you into heaven.

According to the Old Testament Scriptures…. Good Works will not be enough to get anyone into Heaven. The rabbis will say good works… IS enough, but the rabbis speak for man, not for God.

Just like the New Testament has the Romans Road to Salvation through Jesus the Messiah of Israel. There is a Jewish Road to Heaven in the Old Testament, but you cannot get there through Works Righteousness.

Instead it is a road that convicts you of your Sin before God. It then offers hope in a New Covenant and New Circumcised Heart that you can find within the Jewish Gospels; contained in Isaiah, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.



Gen 8:21   The intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth.


Isa 64:6       All our righteous deeds are like filthy garments.


Dan 12:2     Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake to

                     everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.


Isa 66:23-34   All mankind will come to bow down before me, says the Lord. Then

                        they shall go forth and look on the corpses of the men who have

                       transgressed against Me. For their worm shall not die and their fire

                       shall not be quenched and they shall be an abhorrence to all mankind.



Isaiah 6:9        Keep on listening, but do not perceive. Keep on looking but do not understand

                       Render the hearts of this people insensitive, their ears dull and their eyes dim,

                       lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts

                       and return and be healed.


Pvb 8:17   I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me.


Jer 31:31   Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with

                 the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made

                 their fathers…I will put my law within them, and on their heart I will write it ,and I will

                 be their GOD and they will be my people.


Deu 30:6   The name JEW comes from Judah (To Praise God). In Deut.30: 6, God explains a

                 true person of God, is one whose Heart has been changed. What is important to

                 God is circumcision of the Heart not of the flesh…this speaks of being Born Again.


Pvbs 30: 4 What is His Name, or His son’s name? Surely you know!


Isa 7:14     Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a Virgin be with child and

                   bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. God with Us…Messiah


                   OPEN the Word of God, read…Psalm 22, Is 53, Zech 12:10, Dan 9:26.

DEATH OF THE MESSIAH:   Daniel 9:26…he dies before the temple is Destroyed in 70 AD.


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Phillip Yancey…in his book “The Jesus I never knew” describes Jobs Outburst at God. “You don’t know what it’s like out here!” Job was most brazen, flinging to God this accusation: “Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?
Of the many reasons for The Incarnation, surely one was to answer Job’s accusation: Do you have eyes of flesh? …For a time, God did. God is not mute: the Word spoke, not out of a whirlwind, but out of the human larynx”….. of The SON of GOD, The Messiah of Israel, a Jew from Bethlehem.

There was an email that made the rounds several years ago, its become very special to me.

“A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about a year away from his Bar Mitzvah but was sorely lacking in his knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this he sent his son to Israel to experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home.

“Father, thank you for sending me to the land of our Fathers,” the son said. “It was wonderful and enlightening, however, I must confess that while in Israel I converted to Christianity.”

“Oy vey,” replied the father, “what have I done.” So in the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to his best friend and sought his advice and solace. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated his friend. “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian.”

So in the tradition of the patriarchs, they went to the Rabbi. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated the Rabbi, “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian. What is happening to our sons? Brothers, we must take this to the Lord,” said the Rabbi.

They fell to their knees and began to wail and pour out their hearts to the Almighty. As they prayed the clouds above opened and a Mighty Voice stated…“Amazing that you should come to ME. I, too, sent My Son to Israel”.

Jesus was a rabbi; He was a carpenter. He knew what it meant to tend sheep, catch fish, and live in the shadow of the kings and empires of this world. He wore tassels on the hem of His tunic, attended weddings, experienced life in the everyday household of a Galilean community, and sat in Moses’ seat in the Synagogue.

He was born into a race of people chosen by God to bear His name to the world; a people who had made a covenant with God and broken it. Jesus lived like a Jew, talked like a Jew, acted like a Jew, and worshiped like a Jew. He was a Jew from Nazareth. His words, actions, and teaching methods were in keeping with the customs, traditions and religion of the Semitic culture into which He was born.