And why are you disturbed within me?
I will put my hope in God!
Thoughts of a Messianic Jew. When Jesus Roared forth from HIS CROSS “It is FINISHED”. The same GOD who took HIS finger and wrote the 10 Commandments into Stone; took HIS finger and tore open the Veil covering the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem.
I have recently been researching the tearing of the veil in the Holy of Holies looking for extra-biblical evidence of the event in History. We think of the tearing of the veil as God Himself opening the way to Himself to all people through His Son Jesus. The body of Christ was torn and opened just as the veil was. The door is now open.
However, I keep trying to look at the events of Scripture through Jewish eyes because the events happened in Jewish context. I found something that I find interesting. It opens yet another way to look at the event of the tearing of the veil when Jesus died on the Cross. “and Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:37-38) “.
“It is as if God, The Father of Jesus acts as any devoted Jewish father would have done standing by His own Son’s deathbed. The customary Jewish mourning gesture of a father was to tear his outer garment.”
The more I read Scripture, the more the Holy Spirit helps me to find deeper Truth. No one could have written our Bible but God. Weaving a tapestry, a Love story so layered, interwoven and deep that it rewards us with Gold in the most unforeseen places if we but look.
Paul (Rabbi Sha’ul) said it best in Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are His judgements! How unsearchable are His ways! For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the Glory forever!
In Jerusalem the Archeologists found a graveyard where the first century Messianic Believers (Christian’s) were buried. Almost one hundred gravestones were unearthed from the Judean soil.
Each had the same word engraved in the stone. No name, no birth date or date of death, no quip or slogan left behind. Only one word that covered each of them for Eternity was engraved on their gravestones. AMEMTAS. A Greek word that means BLAMELESS.
If you believe in Jesus, then your name is already Engraved on the very Palm of Gods Hand.
Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit,
What we know not…Teach US
What we have not…Grant US
What we are not…Make US
ABBA, I ask this of you, in the Name Above All Names…JESUS.
Lord JESUS… SAVE US from ourselves so that we will
be BLAMELESS when we stand before you at the door of Heaven.
Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or terrified of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He (JESUS) will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.
AMEN and AMEN…..COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS !
ONE JEW….STANDING ALONE FOR YESHUA / JESUS !
GOD has proclaimed you are a TRUE Jew Only if you have a BORN AGAIN Circumcised heart.
I am, a COMPLETED JEW with a Circumcised BORN AGAIN HEART, that pumps ROYAL BLOOD. I am a child of ABBA / DADDY and a follower of YESHUA, the SON of OUR TRIUNE GOD.
Deuteronomy 30:6 (from the Jewish Old Testament) “Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Romans 2:29 (from the JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT) “A man is not a Jew because he is one outwardly, nor is circumcision only outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise does not come from men, but from God.”
Proverbs 30:6 “Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? WHAT IS HIS NAME OR HIS SON’S NAME? SURELY YOU KNOW !
Zechariah 12:10 “I (YESHUA) will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me (YESHUA) whom they (Nation of Israel) have pierced; and they will mourn for Him (YESHUA), as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him (YESHUA) like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.”
Zechariah 13:8 “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third (BORN AGAIN—COMPLETED JEWS) will be left in it. “And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.”
The ONLY PLACE you will find the LOVE of YESHUA Is At The FOOT Of HIS CROSS. YESHUA Comes Back the 2nd Time ONLY IN JUDGMENT !
HE IS RISEN ! HIS TOMB IS EMPTY ! YESHUA / JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU !
1 John 4:10
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
The Bible is The love story about Gods great love for His children and the ultimate sacrifice of His Son for you, so someday you can go to heaven.
The Bible is ONE book.
With ONE HERO….Jesus.
With ONE Villain….Satan.
With ONE Theme….Salvation.
With ONE Purpose….to Glorify Almighty GOD.
“Do not forget me, O my children, says the Lord”…
Don’t forget HIM.
Who is this ONE we are called not to forget?
Let me remind you.
We call HIM the Son of God
We call HIM the Messiah of Israel
We call HIM the Christ of HIS Church
We call HIM the Lord God Almighty
We call HIM the Lord of Lords
We call HIM the King of Kings
We call HIM the King of Angels
We call HIM the King of Men
And we call HIM the KING of AGES.
That last title to me is the most awesome title of all …The King of AGES. Why because the King of Ages is the King of Eternity and if you believe in Jesus, then you my friend have become an Eternal Being with a future.
You will live in HIS Presence forever as He lives to please you and make you Happy throughout the Ages to come that He has planned for HIS eternal family to enjoy together.
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.” For 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.
I receive all things from HIS Hand and am glad and rejoice in HIS Mercies that are new every day I live here on Planet Earth.
Christ is all around us. If you but look…you will find Crosses Everywhere.
1 Corinthians 2:9
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
The Old and New Testaments are history….HIS-story….the True story of the MESSIAH YESHUA….JESUS The CHRIST !
Remember JESUS THE SON OF GOD, Who Was BROKEN For YOU !
IN JESUS, I found me.
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.
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.)
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.
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…
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”.
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.