TGIF….what does this really stand for?

THE BEGINNING OF FORGIVENESS

You either belong to YOU or you belong to GOD.

GOD all through Scripture (Old & New Testaments) uses topical Dualism to contrast and make clear the choices human beings have during their short earthly physical existence on Planet Earth.
The Truth of Scripture (pre-written history) makes clear the earthly Consequences and Eternal Consequences of living your life according to your will and not GODS WILL.

Your life is full of choices. Most of your choices not only affect you but also have earthly repercussions on your family and others you have relationships with. BUT there is ONLY ONE CHOICE that has Eternal Consequences for you ALONE.

The following list of opposites represent two roads to two different locations. GOD uses the theme of dualism within the lives of the people we read about within HIS BIBLE to teach us life lessons that will help us avoid our pain and the pain our choices cause others.

The Cover of the Bible is the door to your journey to two destinations. Its pages speak TRUTH, while warning of the Consequences of not obeying the messages written by GOD specifically to YOU.

I put the following together so you could begin reading the Bible for 10 minutes a day keeping in mind the list below. These two lists represent your journey to your Forever Place. These Themes are ALL throughout the Scriptures. Treat your body with a cookie when you begin. Then continue to read and let GOD FEED YOUR SOUL.

DUALISM THEMES:

Food: Earthly (nourish flesh) or Heavenly (nourish soul = eternal life)
Dimensions: Physical or Spiritual
Roads: Wide or Narrow
People: Lost or Found
Types: Many or Few
Cities: Earthly Jerusalem or New Jerusalem
Bodies: Physical or Spiritual
Feeling: Pain or JOY
Actions: Evil or Good
Results: Chaos or Order
Church: Tares or Wheat
CROSS: Unrepentant Thief or Repentant Thief
Wills: My Will or Gods Will
Results: To Sin or NOT to SIN?
Eternal: Death or Life
Forever: Hell or Heaven
Greeting: Darkness or SONshine

Desperation: No Faith + No Mercy + No Grace = NO Hope = Eternity
without God
HIS PEACE: FAITH in JESUS + Mercy + Grace = HOPE = ETERNITY
WITH GOD

TGIF: THANK GOD I’M FORGIVEN !

Long Ago In Bethlehem

AS  IT  IS  WRITTEN

Long ago in Bethlehem, born of low degree
God in man came to earth
To set the captives free.

Inspired of God, the prophets foretold, how
The Messiah would come someday,
As it is written it came to pass,
No matter what men might say!

Our Savior foretold in prophecy, too
the things that were to be
And now His Word is coming to pass…
For all the world to see.

He said nation would rise against nation
And that iniquity would abound;
That there would be famine and earthquakes
And false prophets with doctrines unsound.

As it was in the days of Noah,
When man thought himself all wise.
He will come like a thief in the night, and
His bride, the Church, shall rise.

The tribulation will curse this earth
Like man has never known.
For with great travail and anguished cries,
Even loved ones will betray their own.

But such shall hail the King of Kings,
Who was born of low degree.
Every knee shall bow, each tongue confess,
That Jesus Christ is He.

God is not man that He should lie,
So do not be deceived.
You, too, will confess that Jesus is Lord-
Even if you haven’t believed!

For He shall appear to all mankind
From the greatest unto the least.
As lightning shining into the west,
That cometh out of the east.

So watch the eastern sky Oh race of modern man,
As it is written, it shall come to pass-
Jesus is coming again ! ! !

To My Never Ending Anxiety God says…

Shalom / Peace.

 Do you have a quiet spot where you can withdraw from the world around you? A place where the only sound you hear is your heart beating and the rush of wind coming out of your lungs.

A place where the sound of silence is deafening; a place not where you go to meet with God; but a place where God is always waiting patiently to greet you with open arms.

Jesus described this personal place as a prayer closet. A small place where we can be alone with God…a place of prayer. It is a chosen place where the image bearer of God goes to meet with the one who’s image we are called to reflect to the world around us.

Unfortunately I come to this place, this special bitter sweet place very little. As I reflect on my days it seems of all the things that I am; what I am not is a man of prayer.

The reason for this is that through my years I have prayed mainly in desperation. The prayers have almost always been “Me-Centric”…about my needs and wants. The answers to my prayers rarely seemed to come quickly. More often than not the situations went painfully forward for a long time.

I always wanted answers now not later. I waited for a cool cup of water from the hand of God. Instead the desert heat dried out my tongue until it cleaved to the roof of my mouth and my words stopped as the deafening sound of silence continued.

I have learned something from the Silence of God. My attitude has been reshaped to understand the words of the Psalmist…“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 Him 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 know He 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.

Until you understand that truth and act upon it by personally calling on His name; your life will have been lived out as lie and your heart will remain cold as stone forever.

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 Eklescia…His Born Again True Church of Believers in the Son of God.

You can be one of those called out ones, the seed is already there in you. It just needs to grow. Admit it, life is hard and its challenges a severe burden. He is there all around you waiting for you to ask HIM to share your burden and make it light.

Every person bears His image and all of nature sings His praises while waiting for His coming. He is the God who made you. He is the God who was broken for you. He is the God who cries tears over you. He is the God who patiently waits to be wanted by you. He whispers your name and says “Why have you not returned to me?”

Yes true peace is resting within the protection of someone greater than you. Go find your quiet place, call on HIS name, He will hear you. Then wait quietly…it will be worth it. He will answer you…and when you receive your answer…

BE STILL…  and know that JESUS is YOUR God.

WHO AM I

WHO AM I ?

I have been getting messages from people asking questions about me. Hopefully the following will make it clear as to Who I am and Who I Follow. First let me explain who I am not.

I am not a rabbi, pastor, reverend, apostle, priest, theologian, prophet, or bishop. I am not catholic, protestant, lutheran, mormon, jehovah witness, or baptist. I am not black, yellow, white, brown, or red.

I am a Sinner SAVED by HIS GRACE and MERCY to me and a follower of the Triune GOD… God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

You can find me in two places.
The FIRST is at the Foot of HIS CROSS, face down in the Judean dirt. The SECOND is sitting on the lap of my Abba / Daddy, because I am a child of THE ONE TRUE GOD, who created me within Himself, in Eternity Past.

My journey to Christ is tied to my orthodox Jewish parent’s journey through the Holocaust. I became a Born-Again Believer in Jesus in 1985 at the age of 38. My Salvation Journey came with a cost that stands on top of a mountain of pain and suffering, but also Joy that reaches up to Heaven.

The passion of my heart is to Serve YESHUA / JESUS and Encourage You in your journey through the darkness that surrounds you. I want you to hear His Voice, take hold of HIS Hand, so together you can walk Home to Heaven.

I want you to know and understand what is soon coming to this planet. I want you to have Biblical Discernment that will protect you from the coming Lie and Deception; when the False Messiah / Anti-Christ takes his place on the world’s stage. He will unite the Earth in a False Peace and create a One World Religion.

This is the last act of the Play we are All Part Of called the Greatest Story Ever Told. The Story of the 2nd Coming of Messiah Jesus / Yeshua… HIS-STORY pre-written in Eternity Past by our Triune GOD; contained within the pages of the Old and New Testaments.

My passion has two parts as well. FIRST to write about Jesus, always giving HIM the praise and honor. The SECOND is to give you a better understanding of your Jewish Roots. Why, because your faith is in Yeshua, The One Born King of the Jews.

When you have a better understanding of the Nation of Israel you will be humbled and in AWE of your Promise Keeping GOD and then PUMPED UP to FOLLOW JESUS, and obey His Command to be a Witness to everyone you love, because time is running out !

The Nation of Israel is GOD’s Prophetic Time Clock.
The Old Testament is the foundation upon which Jesus Stands. As you dig deeper into the Old Testament Prophecies about the Messiah your faith will grow and you will understand the Greatest Story Ever Told and you will be amazed to find yourself written on its pages.

Why you ask, because you are a human. And history has been PRE-Written by GOD, so you would know the past, the present and the future of mankind and this Universe we live in.

The Old and New Testaments are not history, they are HIS-Story!
The Story of HIS SON, JESUS. The Messiah of Every Nation on Earth!

GOD is not finished with you yet and GOD is NOT Finished with the Nation of Israel. May You come to know YESHUA / JESUS as Your SAVIOR and LORD.

May you walk each day of your life covered by a Hedge of Holy Angels Protecting you from all evil. As you continue to walk the Narrow Road following in the Footprints of JESUS all the way Home to HEAVEN. Blessings to ALL YOU LOVE.  In JESUS, I found me.

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.

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!