Why I Believe Jesus is Coming Back in my Lifetime.

 

Hush…be still…and listen. Did you hear it? Listen carefully again, there it is…just a few notes …trumpet sounds. Yes, it’s the Angel Gabriel practicing the notes of the trumpet call that will precede our going home to be with the Lord.

It’s unsettling to think that this trumpet blast will be the loudest ever known to mankind yet heard by so very few all over the world. Before you can hear the sound; you first have to see with the eyes of faith and then prepare your circumcised Born Again heart to hear it.

The Bible says the people of God are sojourners here. That word simply means aliens or as reflected in some Gospel music…were just passing on through… because this world is not our home. We long to go to that city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

For those that “Seek God with all their hearts and minds”, God has given prophetic signs in the Old Testament. These signs describe the Redeemer, the Messiah who would come to save us from our sins. The identity of this Messiah is hidden in the Old Testament within Messianic Prophecies. In the New Testament the Messiah is revealed, it becomes clear that Gods Messiah, Redeemer is Jesus.

Jesus said “My Sheep Know MY Voice……Jesus said Faith in Him is the only way home. Believe in me He says and I will give you a personal ticket so you can finally go home to be with Me when you hear that trumpet call.

Believe in Me, He said…………Why should I believe in Him? He hasn’t come yet. I cannot use any of my senses to touch Him. We are physical beings, right, we have taste, touch, smell, hearing, seeing yet the Bible says we also are Spiritual Beings. That means we are capable of believing in something, or someone we cannot see through the eyes of faith.

Michael Card said it best in the lyrics of one of his songs:

“That’s What Faith Must Be”. 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.

Amazing. How Humbling to know that I live in the Generation that will see the DAWN of ETERNITY! I am profoundly JOYFUL, and profoundly SAD at the same time for SO MANY that I Love and want Desperately to come to Faith in the SON of GOD, The Messiah of Israel and the Christ of HIS Church. The SANDS in the Hour Glass of Physical Time will soon be no more. ETERNITY has no end for those Blessed and those Judged. EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS !

There are 2 Surprises coming for EVERY NATION on the face of the earth.

The 1st will be when Jesus steps onto the Mt. of Olives AGAIN to Defend Israel.

The 2nd will be when every person that came against Israel stands before JESUS and LOOKS into HIS EYES of FIRE and then goes to their place prepared for them to live Forever ALONE in the Darkness of the LAKE of FIRE,  WITHOUT HOPE of ever getting out.

They will become the Forgotten Forever as the dead continue to live their Eternal 2nd Death.

 

REFINER’S FIRE

“Who can endure the day of HIS coming, and who can stand when he appears? For HE is like a refiner’s fire.”
Malachi 3:2

“This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.

One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: “He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.” She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?” He smiled at her and answered, “Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it”

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

Can You Hear HIM Whisper YOUR NAME?

From Grandpa Ernie to ALL I Know and Love. Grandpa Ernie….born in the image of GOD with a Broken Heart in 1947. Given a New Heart that Pumps Royal Blood at 38 years old. Now I am one of the Ancient of Days for whom Heaven gets closer with each passing day. I can only look forward to Heaven, because JESUS CAME to DIE on the CROSS…FOR ME. My Daily Prayer is that You realize before its too late, that HE CAME FOR YOU TOO.

Listen closely, can you hear HIM? JESUS doesn’t shout HE Whispers your name. When HE calls you UP, you will find that your life has been ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

Just how important is your memory?

Without it you no longer would be able to function at your job. On your way home you might have forgotten which daycare you left your child at. You may have forgotten to pick up dinner on the way home. But even if you did pick it up you might not remember where home is.

Not being able to remember will cripple you. Without question, memory is the most precious gift we have from God. Memory is the foundation upon which all your senses rest and have meaning. Memory is the realm in which all your emotions exist and are filtered into actions.

Every society and culture throughout time had ways of reminding themselves nationally of memories that have meaning to all their people. Holidays are the way we use to celebrate and remember events that we care about as a nation.

These holidays become traditions etched into the very fabric of our culture and who we are as individual people.

Holidays become days of remembrance that are joined to events of significance we want to honor: Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter, Christmas…even down to our Birthdays honoring the day we received life.

God is aware that we also need ways to remember HIM. For without the establishment of holidays that cause us to remember HIM…we will forget God.

One of the greatest holidays born again Jews and Christians should celebrate together is the Holiday of Passover.

Why would a Christian want to celebrate this Jewish Holiday?

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Angels Singing

I am 72; yet I am more excited about my future than my past.

I look forward to the Lord wiping away all my tears and then serving HIM for Eternity as I explore the UNIVERSE HE created. And I especially look forward to the worship services as I lift up my voice with those of the HOLY ANGELS.

Today, the songs of HOLY Angels can be heard echoing in the wind that flows throughout the Earth and the Heavens. Their Song lingers, slowly building momentum for the Coronation day yet to come in the near future. The Day when the KING of KINGS and the LORD of LORDS takes HIS rightful place on the throne of Heaven and Earth.

The Angels with us wait for this day. It will be a day of Jubilation, of Praise, and Worship, of Singing and Pure JOY. It will be THE DAY when all the voices of Heaven and Nature sing a New SONG to the King of Men, the King of ALL Creation, the King of Angels, and the KING of ETERNITY.

You and I love music, we love to watch musicals, and we all love to sing. This ability to sing is a gift from God to you and I. It is our way of expressing JOY. Here on Earth we communicate by speaking words. But I’ll bet your life, that in Heaven we will communicate with Nature and the Angels and each other and with GOD… in Song.

Then truly…truly… we will… “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the Earth! “

Yet in Zephaniah 3:17 God will sing to us.

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

1 ST. GOSPEL

The Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament is the 1st GOSPEL !

Thoughts about CHRISTmas

Do YOU celebrate the HOLY DAY of CHRISTmas?
OR…
Do YOU celebrate the Holiday of Christmas?

Do YOU REALLY Understand the DIFFERENCE?

The words of the Prophet Isaiah Ch.7 vs 13-14 Echo throughout the Heavens:

13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

The MAGI knew who HE was:

Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

PONTIUS PILATE knew who he was:

Mark 15:2 Pilate questioned JESUS, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And JESUS answered him, “It is as you say.”

Will YOU be able to answer HIS Question to YOU, when YOU STAND ALONE BEFORE HIM?

JESUS WILL ASK YOU… WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM ?
Luke 9:20 “ Peter replied “The Christ of God.”

Something to be Thankful For

In my Christian walk this has always been a difficult concept to get my mind around. But this excerpt from one of Max Lucado’s books brings it to life for me.

“Jesus promised “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and will be in you”.

Can you imagine that?

Note the dwelling place of God—“in you”. Not near us. Not above us. Not around us. But in us. In part of us we don’t even know. In the heart no one else has seen. In the hidden recesses of our being dwells, not an angel, not a philosophy, not a genie, but GOD.

Could it be what they say is true?

It wasn’t enough for HIM to appear in a bush or dwell in the temple?

It wasn’t enough for HIM to become human flesh and walk on the earth?

It wasn’t enough to leave HIS word and the promise of HIS return?

HE had to go further. HE had to take up residence in us.

The Apostle Paul penned, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” Have you Examined Yourself, to see whether you are in the TRUE FAITH ?

Perhaps you didn’t know God would go that far to make sure you got home.”

Man says, look inside yourself and find self.

God says, look inside yourself and find God.

How awesome and wonderful our God Is. It is not by our power, but through HIS power in us, that we are guaranteed our flight back home.” (End of Quotation).

And because the HOLY SPIRIT Lives in Us, we now have a new heart that pumps Royal Blood; because you now are a CHILD OF THE KING OF ETERNITY and You have been GRAFTED Into the TREE of LIFE…because you have ETERNAL LIFE.

BORN To BELIEVE !

Non-Believers were BORN to BELIEVE !

In my search for God through the years I have found that Mysteries are meant to be revealed and that Religion’s are complicated lies meant to Deceive. But The TRUTH…Gods TRUTH…is simple and clear.

Religion is the Voice of Man and cannot be defended from History, Science or Archeology because Religion is weaved from layers of complicated lies that will not stand. They are based on the shadows of legends, myths and fairy tales. I do not believe in the gods that man has revealed through multiple religions.

GODS Truth is about a relationship that can be defended from History, Science, and Archeology. But that’s not what excites me!

I believe in the God who revealed Himself to His Creation through His Word. The Word’s given through Inspiration to His ancient Prophets and Apostles. The Words of the Old & New Testaments. The God that said man is but dust speaks to us today from ancient texts that He has supernaturally preserved through time. His Words of Truth have never changed because He has never changed…He Is the Ancient of Days, the Eternal and True God. He revealed Himself to man, man did not reveal Him!

God knows the beginning from the end and because He is THE ONLY GOD, He Supernaturally proves who He is through Prophecy / Pre-Written History; just as you would expect the real God to do…that’s what excites me!!!

God says to you …Seek Me and I will reveal Myself, My Son and My plan for your redemption to cure your disease of Sin. The same choice I gave through Moses to the Nation of Israel in the desert I now give to you. Choose Eternal Death or Choose Eternal Life and Believe in ME and come Home!

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!