JOY

I COUNT IT ALL JOY

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

My Joy is that JESUS 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.”

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

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

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

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

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

See Jesus through the lens of the New Testament

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 Cried Out 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.”

 

(Fix your eyes upon Jesus… taken from Zion’s Fire Newsletter, written by Marv Rosenthal.)

 

Take Hold of HIS NAIL PIERCED HAND

Psalm 73: 23-24

Yet I am always with you;  you hold me by my right hand.
 You guide me with your counsel,  and afterward you will take me into glory.

 

When I ask someone “Do 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 mesmerized with the words of small men who cannot save themselves or you… from a HOLY GOD and HIS 2nd Coming Wrath. 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 on the pages of HIS BIBLE.

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 Lucifer, known as satan the small 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 cry out to the Rocks to Hide them from Jesus at His 2nd Coming.  As Jesus sends them to The Place of Darkness Forever.

PLEASE: WAKE up, LOOK around, and PROTECT the minds and hearts of yourself and your children.

Every Day is Easter… Someone for you to think about.

Two Gardens … One Bitter Cup

 

The Garden of Eden made Holy and perfect by God was spoiled by the disobedience of Adam & Eve. The creatures were not willing to submit their will to the will of God their Creator.

 

So began the Fall of Mankind and Original Sin. Mankind, intended to display grace, mercy and love, would now love himself first. He would have…

 

  • A need to satisfy fleshly desires (lust)
  • A natural resourcefulness (self-sufficiency)
  • A careless embracing of worldly wisdom (capitulation)
  • A fear of failure or rejection (inferiority)
  • A bent toward self-preservation (fear)
  • A stubborn insistence for control and recognition (pride)
  • A refusal to separate from family or friends (dependency)
  • A bottomless appetite for comfort and ease (materialism)

 

This is only the beginning of a long list. The point is, that left to ourselves; we always rationalize reasons to please ourselves rather than God.

 

God would now relentlessly remind Man throughout time that actions always bring consequences. That physical life is but a vapor. That God holds eternity in His hands. That this life is not about us…but about HIM!

 

In God alone reside Love, Mercy and Grace…and True Pity and Compassion for us because He knows we are but dust.

 

Later in time, in another garden called Gethsemane; Gods pity and compassion for us was embodied in His Son. In Eden, Adam & Eve lived for themselves and lost life with God for all of their descendants. From that day forward the sins of mankind would begin filling a cup. A cup that, Jesus, would drink in full, taking the worlds sins upon Himself on the Cross satisfying the wrath of His Father towards us; opening by faith a way for us to regain paradise lost and have life with God.

 

 

Ken Gire wrote in… “Intense Moments with the Savior”:

 

“And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray. (Mark 14:35).

 

The verb in the Greek phrase translated “fell to the ground” is in the imperfect tense, suggesting a continual action. In other words, Jesus literally kept falling to the ground in prayer, crying out to His Father, then rising to His feet, only to fall again to the ground in prayer.

 

Portraits of a serene Jesus kneeling beside a rock, crowned in moonlight, mislead us. Mark described a Jesus wrestling with His destiny, pacing, falling to the ground, desperately petitioning the Father for relief, and entreating Him as a young son would his daddy: “Abba / Daddy!  Father!” vs. 36

 

“Jesus pushes himself up from the ground and lifts his eyes towards heaven. “Yet not what I will, but what you will.” His hands are no longer clutching the grass in despair. They are no longer clasping each other in prayer. They are raised toward heaven.

 

Reaching not for bread or for fish or for any other good gift. Not even for answers. But reaching for the cup from his Father’s hand. And though it is a terrible cup, brimming with the wrath of God for the ferment of sin from centuries past and centuries yet to come….and though it is a cup he fears….he takes it. Because more than he fears the cup, he loves the hand from which it comes.”

 

Remember this REMARKABLE FACT, not even Jesus, the Lord of the Universe, could skirt the necessity of prayer to ready Himself for the grueling responsibility of HIS CROSS. The Cross that Jesus chose voluntarily because He loved you and I before the foundations of the world were made.

 

God always waits to hear from His children. His hand is always extended towards you, for you to reach up and hold as He walks with you through the storms of life.

 

There is no me, only Him. I have no will except to do His will only. I trust not in myself but in His Love and care for me…I receive all things from His hand and am glad and rejoice in His Mercy.

 

I am precious in His sight as are all His children who respond to the call of His Son Jesus to  “come, follow me”.

 

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GODS 144,000 Jewish Super Heroes

I am both amazed and saddened that Hollywood has become the new Multi-Cultural place of Worship in America. The lines are long to gain entrance into dark theaters, to see darker scenes, created by darkened hearts; that are so real in 3D that you feel like you are there living out the story.

The story lines are filled with alien beings, demons, monsters, horrors, zombies, witchcraft and bits and pieces of the religions of man swirling in the communion pot that everyone drinks from.

Of course these storylines are not hopeless because the Super Hero’s always save the day.

People enjoy going to see these tragedies at a distance, where they can take part, but not really be part of what is happening. People think it’s all made up and will never happen; and if it does happen it won’t happen to them.

People worry that our Earth is dying. The answer is yes, just like you and I will inevitably die. However, death for each of us is only a new beginning of ETERNAL existence in one of two places. The same holds true for the Earth. GOD is going to destroy the earth that groans in SIN and make it NEW Again as He did in the beginning…. Forever.

People left behind on the planet during the last 3 years of the Tribulation, when HELL comes to Earth and Hollywood’s Worship Services come to life before their eyes; will still find Super Hero’s available to help them find Salvation.

GOD has prepared 144,000 JEWISH SUPER HEROES to save them; if they have eyes to see and ears to hear? There also will be an Angel from Heaven giving them instructions from the sky. And there will be two very OLD Jewish Men (Moses & Elijah) speaking on behalf of God to them and the entire world.

CNN will be watched 24/7 during the last 3 years of the end times and people will find that they are experiencing life in 3D, but not in a dark theater.

Hollywood’s screenwriters, write half-truths to fill the eyes, minds and hearts of people with darkness and not light.

Listen to the words of another screenwriter, from 2,000 years ago. The screenwriter is the Apostle John, to whom the real future was revealed. The words are not from John, but from GOD Himself to all that have ears to hear.

Revelation 11 you find the account of the 2 Old Jewish Men:

3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth. 5 And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their enemies.
6 They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. 7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, 8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem) where their Lord was crucified.
11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.

The account of the 144,000 Jewish Super Heroes:
Revelation 7 and 14

Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 12,000 men from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.

14 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder…

My Passion is the same as HIS PASSION, which is for people to understand reality and what is coming upon the Earth very soon.

ISRAEL exists as a declaration to the world that in the records of her history, we find our roots & in the predictions of her prophets we find our future.

The LORD did not call you to follow Him to heaven…that will come later. HE Calls you today to follow HIM to WAR… for the hearts and minds of those you love…your wife, husband, son, daughter, grandchildren, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin and friends. Loved ones who will be Left Behind for Eternity WILL become the FORGOTTEN.

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.”