Forever You

 

YOUR NEVER ENDING STORY

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 the Lord. My Heart yearns to beat with yours. Hear My Voice, Choose Life, then take my Nail Scarred Hand and Follow Me Home!

Where is the LAMB ?

 

WHERE IS THE LAMB?

In the Old Testament:

The Nation of Israel has been saying “Where is the Lamb?” for over 3,500 years. God instituted the sacrificial system for the Remission of individual Sins by the shedding of blood.

Every week throughout a Jews entire life he would be constantly searching for the best lamb he could get for the sacrifices he needed to make for himself and his family.

When Abraham made the trip with Isaac to Mt. Moriah to sacrifice his son on an alter to the Lord, Isaac asked the question that would echo throughout time by the Jewish people…”Where is the Lamb?”

Rabbis today are ready to re-institute the Sacrificial System. They know they need a Temple. We know from the book of Revelation that the Temple will be rebuilt without the Court of the Gentiles. The dome of the rock now occupies that area.

The Rabbis have prepared a new Temple ready to be built on the Temple Mount for the coming Messiah. SOON, the Nation of Israel will again be saying…”Where is the Lamb?”.

In the New Testament:

When Jesus approached John to be baptized, John exclaimed: “Behold…The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” The question of “where is the Lamb?” was answered once and for all time by the last Old Testament Jewish Prophet John who himself exclaimed “I am The Voice of one crying in the Wilderness; make ready the way of the Lord”.

The Nation of Israel had cried out to God for 400 years, yet God was silent…UNTIL the Jewish Prophet John the Baptizer broke the silence with Behold, The Lamb of GOD….. and GOD replied from the Heavens above…”This is MY beloved SON in whom I AM well pleased.

In the Book of Revelation:

Then finally the Lamb of God is identified as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Y’shua Hamaciah / Jesus the Christ / Jesus the Messiah, The Lamb of God who was “worthy to be slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing…To HIM who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, Be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever…AMEN”.

It won’t be long now!

JOY

Listen, can you hear the wind. Its Jesus gently whispering to each of us, to our heart of hearts…always calling …waiting to be heard.

Soon Spring will be here and the trees will have leaves.
And yet again the leaves will be moved by the wind and they will lift up Holy Hands as they pray to the Lord for our Salvation and for US to WAKE UP and understand the times we live in and LOOK UP because JESUS IS COMING .

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

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 their 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.

KNOW GOD…….and KNOW HIS FOREVER, ETERNAL PEACE !!!

All GODS Children said AMEN.

FIX YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

The Bible says that the fallen Angels are believers in the Truth, they tremble at their fate…but there is no Salvation for them through the Cross. Instead they wage war on the bearers of Gods Image…people. They do all they can to misdirect us so we too will share their fate in the lake of fire.

See Jesus through the lens of the New Testament as He speaks of events yet to come that HE will fulfill literally, bodily …and personally.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in a lowly stable in Bethlehem, and know that He is the virgin-born Son of God.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and know that, as no other man, He lived a sinless life, and always, without exception, did the perfect will of His Heavenly Father.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan River as the Holy Spirit descended upon Him, and hear the voice of His Father say, “this is my beloved Son in Whom I am well-pleased”.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus in the synagogue in Nazareth as He testified of Himself with these words: “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon ME, because he hath anointed ME to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent ME to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as he taught His Father’s truth, healed the sick, restored the sight to the blind, and raised the dead; and, in so doing these things, demonstrated that He had the power to reverse the effects of sin.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus as from the cross with His last breath He spoke these triumphant words: “It is finished”. He was speaking of redemption for which purpose He had come into the world.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus on the third day following His crucifixion and burial and see the empty tomb and know that Jesus defeated satan, light defeated darkness and life defeated death.

Fix your eyes upon Jesus and see Him as He ascended from the Mount of Olives to Heaven, there to be enthroned at the right hand of His Father as our great High Priest, our advocate and intercessor.”

Yes, view our world through the lens of the life of Jesus, you will not despair nor will you be disappointed at history’s end.

The end of the Old Testament speaks of His Coming. The end of the New Testament speaks of His Coming Back. And the Book of Revelation speaks of a new Earth created for people with a new future that will last forever. This promise is for all those who have placed their faith in the Son of God.

The Bema Judgment

Every Knee SHALL BOW

Here I stand, suspended on nothing, naked before the Bema, before the God who is Holy, Holy, Holy. The God of Love, yes; but also the God of Justice. God, who required that my life meet not a standard of excellence but of perfection.

A life not one of us can even come close to living out before Him. Meeting His standard is required for entrance into His Perfect Heaven. Not our standard.

Just a millisecond ago I was in my body. Now my body has gone the way of all flesh, back to the dust it was made of. I am what is left. The essence of who I always was and will now continue to be; a soul and spirit.

The words and phrases of Scripture that have filled my mind on earth now swirl around me. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord”. A moment ago I lived in the physical world. My eyes watched as darkness overtook the world I knew.

Then Blazing light enveloped my being as I was drawn upward by a power not my own. My spiritual eyes now accustomed to this light found myself standing before the ONE who called me into existence from eternity past. The ONE who gave me life as He did you. Life yes, but with a purpose to fulfill. His purpose, not mine or yours.

The word Awe, or for that matter any other word devised by mankind cannot come close to describe the ONE I now stand before. I stand before Him bathed in the light of His love. I feel love surround and envelope me for He is Love. He created me. I have never been loved like this, I do not want to go back to my body or to my life on earth.

No words have been exchanged at this point. Only a gaze between us that seemed timeless. Then, His eyes changed as He looked at me. They became eyes of fire. This light that pierced me, surrounded me, enveloped me became uncomfortable.

I found myself falling to my knees before Him and then further down until I lay prostrate before Him. Face down, with my arms outstretched, suspended in space…forming the Cross. A new feeling of emotion swept over me. I felt alone as I felt the penetrating gaze of His eyes of fire.

The Book of Life was opened before me, His book, His Autobiography. Scriptures poured forth from it swirling around me. As my life unfolded before me, verses came forth and applied themselves to every scene of my life. The verses I had memorized came forth to join the ones that poured forth from His Word.

Then they attached themselves to scenes from my life. They condemned me, for my life did not uphold His commands. We are called to live for HIM, to Love HIM, to Honor HIM. The only way we prove that we are HIS is by obedience to His Word by applying it to our lives.

He had given me life. I was to live that life for HIM as His image bearer, for each of us are made in the image of God. Now it was Scripture, the very words of God that were judging my every act, my every thought…the motives of my heart. My life was now being reviewed. Ernie Pahlek, my words, scenes of life, thoughts of my heart and mind towards loved ones, my circumstances, my choices, my actions and more continued to play out before me…then everything stopped.

Up until now no words had come out of my mouth. I only watched this shared vision of my life before God. Then I heard His voice speak. His words lifted me upright before HIM. It was now my turn to speak on my behalf.

Have you ever taken the time to think about what will come out of your mouth when you stand alone before the God who is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY? This was not the Babe of Christmas, nor was it Emanuel (God With Us)…but the Risen Lord, wrapped in Light, with fire in His eyes. I had claimed Him in life as my Savior and Lord.

The words now formed in my mind. Every accomplishment, every deed I did in my life began with the letter I. Did I truly do it all for HIM?  Or, was it for me and the praise, honor and glory others lavished on me. Was I really humble? I claimed to know Jesus as Lord with my mouth. I tried to prove it with my actions and deeds. But God judges only the Heart and its Motives.

Nothing I have ever done entitles me to enter His Heaven. Comparing myself to others or to people in the Bible will not justify me. Isaiah said we are all un- righteous before a HOLY GOD! Only 3 words come forth from my mouth. Lord, Forgive Me.

The thief on the Cross and I have much in common. I tried to live my entire life for Christ. He lived only the last few minutes of His life for Christ. Neither of us are worthy, each of us is equally guilty of Sin before God. It is only His Grace to each of us that allows mercy to flow to us so we can be forgiven and then enter His Perfect Heaven.

It is all a gift from God. Through Faith alone by Grace alone do we hear Him whisper our name and then Turn, Repent, and Accept HIM as Lord. Strength comes back into my body as I rise up to a knelling position. I feel His hands around me lifting me up before Him.

He says, “My sheep hear my voice. I knew you before the foundations of the world were made. The Good work I began in you; I have now completed. You are one of mine and I love you with an everlasting love. Come; let me show you your new home.”

Oh…My God…My Lord…thank you. He takes me to the place He prepared for me. There is a door before me. I turn back and look to Him. I am overwhelmed with emotion and I burst in tears and great sobs. These were tears of great sorrow, and of pain.

I looked behind HIM…faces were everywhere before my eyes. My children, my grand children, my parents, my relatives, my neighbors, my dear friends….all whom I loved in my life. All there before my eyes in one moment of time.

I reached into the air behind Him trying to touch them. Sobbing and choking back the tears I cried with a loud voice to HIM.  But what about them? What will happen to them?

He spoke softly to me. This ONE who spoke the Universe into existence. “Ernie, I stood at the door of your heart for 38 years waiting to be invited in. Then I whispered your name and you heard my voice and you opened the door to your heart and let me in.

The decision to open the door to your heart was yours not mine. The same decision is theirs as well. I will continue to knock on the door of each one of their hearts for as long as they live in time. I will wait patiently as I did for you, to be wanted by them. They too as you have, in a yet future moment; will stand before me. They will have to answer my question…”Who do you say that I am?” They two will be held accountable to my Standard of Perfection.

Then the same hands that formed me in my mothers womb, gently wiped the tears away from my eyes. He opened the door before me and said, “Welcome to my home, to your future…for you, the past is gone forever.” “As for them…they have the Law and the Prophets (Luke 16 verse 30 -31).

The Messiah Jesus walked out of the pages of the Prophets and into our world. The world HE MADE. And for a while the Heavens loss became mankind’s gain, and God proved that his mercies are new every day.

At the end of my days, when HIS Throne fills my view, I will sing of HIS Mercies anew, and I will STAND in HIS Presence Forever and ever.

“May the Lord God Almighty, the Ancient of Days, the Lord God of Israel shower you with His Grace and Mercy and Peace…. as you raise your voice with the Apostle Peter’s response to the question Jesus asked him on the Mount of Transfiguration…..

“Who do you say that I AM?” You, are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God”.

Will you be able to stand before HIM when He comes the 2nd time?

HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED ! ! !

Heaven and Nature Sings:

You know the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and that God entrusted to Adam and Eve the job of caretakers. You know they failed their mission and the whole of creation is now fallen as the animals and the earth groan together bearing the burdens of Mankind’s sins.

So nature is not what it was intended to be when God first created it. However there is a simplicity and extraordinary beauty to be found in every creature, whether animal, insect or plant…even in this fallen world.

As you walk on your journey home to Heaven, pay special attention to the beauty of Gods creatures that are all around you. The colors, the patterns, the odd yet uniquely divine designs of every creature are incredible to behold.

Watch as you walk and His Creation will come alive before your eyes.

Then lift up your hands and take a moment to PRAISE THE LORD.

Your Bible… Easy to Understand

 

The Bible distilled down to 4 easy to understand points.

Four simple points. These four points contain depths of knowledge beyond our comprehension. For who among those HE has created can say they understand HIM or can 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. Every person every born of the flesh has this SIN GENE, that condemns them to a 2nd Eternal Death.

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 JESUS, 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 HEAVEN and EARTH, a NEW Place where God and BORN AGAIN Mankind again would walk together for ETERNITY.

The Bible is the Greatest Non-Fiction Story Ever Written. It is far more than history. IT IS HIS-STORY. And your Father…Almighty God wrote it especially for you and to you.

And I heard ELOHIM say to me in my heart…

Ernie ….ALWAYS Remind My Children That I LOVE THEM.

YOUR   ABBA / DADDY

I have learned something from the Silence of God. My attitude has been reshaped to take comfort from the words …This Too Shall Pass. Now, rather than pray for what I want to happen in any given situation; I give it over to God and ask for His strength to bear the burden till it passes.

In so doing I have learned the best way to wait on Him is to Worship and Praise HIM for who He is. This lifts the clouds of anxiety and the SON shines again into my soul. Our prayer life when tied to our worship feeds our faith. Then when the answer comes the invisible God becomes real to me in a greater way.

The relentless waves of bitterness that wear me down always leave me as I turn my eyes towards His Throne. I know that our ultimate end is a new beginning in a new land into which we who believe in Jesus will enter a world we cannot even begin to envision or imagine.

No longer will we live in a country governed by Democracy. Instead we will live in a new united universe governed by a Sovereign King who makes everything new just for you. A place where the King will personally escort you to the personal space He has created for you.

Have you met this Visible King who calls your name? The King who stepped out of eternity and walked upon the Earth that He created among the people He created? You, as a Believer know that God left a seed of life in your heart that need’s watering. It is a kernel of Truth that will only grow if you nurture it within you by reading His Word.

You can hear the voice of God today, but only through the written words He has spoken to you recorded in His Book. He only speaks there, within the context of His Words. His truth about each of us is buried deep within us. It is like a dream that is so real, yet recedes back into the mists of your inner mind when you awake.

This Visible God came to Earth 2,000 years ago to save you from Himself (His Holy Wrath towards sinners). This Visible God came to proclaim His Invisible Kingdom. A growing Kingdom that resides within the hearts of His called-out ones. His Ecclesia…His Born Again True Church of Believers who have put their Faith in Jesus, the Son of God.

Every one of us would admit that life is hard and its challenges can be a severe burden. Yet, The Lord is there all around you waiting for you to ask HIM to share your burden and make it light. He never sleeps. He watches over you every moment of your life. There is no place you can hide from Him, for even the darkness is light to Him.

Burial Cloth

INTERESTING
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this….

The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.

Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, ‘They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and I don’t know where they have put him!’ Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn’t go in.

Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying to the side.

Was that important? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!

In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.

When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it..
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now, if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.

The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, ‘I’m done’.

But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because……….. The folded napkin meant,

‘I’m coming back!’

HE’S COMING BACK!!!!