SIGNS Point to the ONE Who IS the WAY

There are many signs that God has left for us in the Bible that are meant to remind us of Him and Him of us. The Rainbow that appears in clouds is one such sign. It represents a covenant between God and Mankind and every living creature on the face of the planet, including the planet itself.

When God sees the Rainbow, it reminds him and us that the waters will never again rise to destroy all flesh.

When I became a believer in Jesus, I noticed that mankind also put a sign on the earth representing a new covenant, but not with God. This sign that met my gaze everywhere I looked was the telephone pole. It was man’s covenant with himself. This covenant represented the future of Technology, Communication and Science. It allowed man to speak with himself but not to God.

Daily as I looked across the landscape I saw crosses everywhere. It was as if the world had become a grave yard with millions of crosses. Each cross represents a person and their inevitable appointment with death because of their sins.

You need to realize that heaven is for perfect people and you are not perfect, therefore you cannot get in. But if you understand the Cross of Christ and look closely, you will see HIM on your cross, in your place having already paid the price for your sins by dying for you.

Then if you but acknowledge that Jesus is Gods Son, that He died in your place for your sins, past, present and future, then you will gain entrance into heaven.

God has chosen to write His Word down for us to hear it. The Holy Spirit wants to live in your heart and to speak to your inner man and guide you through this temporary journey we call life into your eternal life.

Jesus came to earth to provide the Voice of God to speak words of life to those who will listen and believe in Him and be saved.

John 5:28 “Indeed the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the Voice of God’s Son”.

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 form me and walk away. But I want you to know that I have already provided you a way back to me.

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JOY IN THE MORNING

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 many years ago on
http://www.fathersloveletter.com/text.html
The letter is a Love Letter to you. ALL the words are taken from the Scriptures, so in essence 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 HIS Born-Again Children. 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

I have been misrepresented by those who do not know me
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father

I offer you more than your earthly Father ever could
For I am the perfect Father
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs

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

I will never stop doing good to you
For you are my treasured possession
I desire to establish you with all of my heart and all of my soul
And I want to show you great and marvelous things

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 able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine
For I am your greatest encourager
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles
When you are brokenhearted I am close to you

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes
And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth

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

 

SON-SHINE…it warms my heart.

If you believe in Jesus the Christ then your eternal death has been conquered by the One who came to die in your place on a Cross 2,000 years ago.

But what can we expect at our death, having placed our Faith in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus?

Here is a true story, an analogy that says it all…
When five-year-old Emily Kimball was hospitalized and heard she was going to die, she started to cry. Even though she loved Jesus and wanted to be with him, she didn’t want to leave her family behind.

Then her mother had an inspired idea. She asked Emily to step through a doorway into another room, and she closed the door behind her. One at a time, the entire family started coming through the door to join her.

Her mother explained that this was how it would be. Emily would go ahead to Heaven and then the rest of the family would follow. Emily understood. She would be the first to go through death’s door into the waiting arms of Jesus.

Eventually, the rest of the family would follow, probably one by one, joining her on the other side.

God has made Himself known to us through His creation and also through His Word…the Bible. He is a God who waits patiently to be wanted by you and I.

Like little Emily we all need to put our hand in the care of our loving father.

This poem by Anonymous makes it so very clear:

Their faces I formed so that mine they would seek.
Ears to listen for the Word I would speak.
Eyes to see, minds to understand.
All they required I made with my Hand.

The Law and the Prophets for centuries foretold
the birth of a baby begotten of old.
In words unencoded, with language so plain
that even the simplest could call on my name.

Fathom mysteries confounding the wise.
See the Messiah through a child’s eyes

The Prophet Isaiah foretold death’s destruction in an ancient prophecy: “God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord (Jesus) will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:7-8).

Being Thankful

I am thankful that I try, but fail to be a man after Gods own heart.

I am thankful that I try to tell people, even though it generally falls on deaf ears, about the Truth of God and their need to prepare for the coming judgment.

I am thankful that I try to live daily for Jesus, yet more often than not I fail to do so.

I am thankful that I am a sinner, SAVED by God’s Grace, through Faith Alone, through Christ Alone.

I am thankful for God’s Mercy to me and that He sent His Son to die on that Cross for me to save me from myself.

I am thankful that Jesus left me a helper (the Holy Spirit) who lives inside of me so when I am weak He is Strong.

And finally, I am thankful that the passion that burns within me is to share the Messiah of Israel, the Christ of Christmas with all of you and anyone else that God brings me an opportunity to speak with.

I am truly humbled by Gods ability to use cracked pots of clay for His Glory. We do our best to derail HIS purposes. But still His Will gets done in our lives as He arranges meetings in time between His seed planters and the hearts of those whom He has pre-destined to receive the seeds.

May you all Praise God from Whom all Blessings flow. May you all give HIM GLORY and HONOR every day you live on this planet; because HE is in control of it all…and for that I am very thankful.

 

JESUS  IS… ALMIGHTY GOD.

Promises of God

The Promises of God

Do you know the Promises of GOD?
• the blind will see…
• the deaf will hear…
• the dead will live again…
• the lame will leap ….
• the dumb will speak praises to the Lamb.

These promises will be kept because they were made by Jesus, the Lord of ALL Creation who alone became the God/Man who…

• Walked on water!
• Came to save our sons and daughters!
• Came to deliver you!
• Calmed a storm with His hand!
• Walks where angels trod!

Jesus the Son of God, the Ancient of Days, the Great I AM of the Old Testament!

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 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 on Earth,

will now be  a walk by Sight in Heaven throughout Eternity.

 

In  JESUS   I  found me.

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.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

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

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.