Most IMPORTANT Question of YOUR LIFE !

Life is about SALVATION. Life is a Journey with 2 Roads leading to 2 Different Eternal Destinations.

At the End of Your Life on Earth, the ONLY QUESTION that will matter is AM I GOING TO HEAVEN or AM I GOING TO HELL?

Find your quiet place and walk with me in your mind and heart as we explore SALVATION.

Shalom My Jewish friend

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Shalom My Christian friend

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SIMPLE THOUGHTS

SIMPLE  THOUGHTS

From MY Mind to YOURS

The Essence of God’s Word:

For those that have a personal relationship with Jesus, God is writing your personal history right now. Whatever life brings, God is weaving providentially His good handiwork into the fabric of your life.

The end of life brings a new beginning of life and the measure of your real wealth is what remains after losing your health, wealth, prosperity, possessions and power. This is the essence of God’s Word, live for tomorrow, not for today.

 

For YOU from My Seed Bag

This world is not our real home, but only a temporary place. It’s like a dream that will fade away in the light of Gods eternal day. Then we will awake in His presence and experience the REAL world as God originally intended it be.

In that great day when the real world which will last for eternity arrives, all the multitudes in all the nations of the world will awaken; including your husband, your wife, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your family, your friends, your neighbors; everyone you have ever known will awaken. Either to a life with you in Heaven or a life separated from you in Hell.

You can do nothing about the past or the future. You only have now. If we are not sharing the gospel with others then… maybe, just maybe … we have not heard it ourselves.

 

The LAMB of GOD…
The MESSIAH of the World…
IS The 2nd Coming LION of the Tribe of Judah!

The simple fact is that Jesus STANDS on the Foundation of Old Testament Messianic Prophecies. When you study only the Birth, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus you only have half of the Greatest Story Ever Told. ALL BELIEVERS have Jewish Roots… because JESUS has JEWISH ROOTS.

Jesus Himself said:

Luke 24:44 “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

Luke 24:27 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”

The Old and New Testaments are NOT two books. Together they are both Scripture that GOD BREATHED. The BIBLE is ONE BOOK that contains the Greatest Story Ever Told. Beware of the final chapter, for the 1ST Coming FALSE MESSIAH, the Anti-Christ comes first.

Will you be able to know the difference???

Let The SON-Shine IN !

OPEN The DOOR To YOUR HEART…

Let The SON-Shine IN !

Do you like Michael Card. I do. His music and especially the lyrics are wonderful. Michael has put Old and New Testament HIS-Story into Songs that PRAISE JESUS…

“One Faith, One Hope, One Baptism of All. One God, One Father of All. One Church, One Body, One Life in the Spirit, now given Freely to All. He Has gathered out of All Nations His Church to form One Faith. Faith that stands on the Rock Foundation of Gods Words, given through Apostles and Prophets.”

We do not believe in legends, myths or fairy tales, but in the Word of God proven by History, Science, Archeology and most of all Prophecies.

Because you can see the times and seasons coming quickly; Gods call to us to Evangelism is becoming more and more critical with each passing day.

Discipleship is NOT mass evangelism. The Church will not be built by men.

Jesus said…” I will build my Church and the Gates of Hell cannot stand against it.”

The model of discipleship in the Bible is One to One….not One to Many. So, what are you waiting for?

The Commander, The Lord of Hosts asks you to do your part. The battle is not physical, it is a battle for the Mind and Hearts of those you love.

Stand in the battle where the fighting for the lost is the hottest. Defend your beliefs, tell your God Story…He promises to give you the words.

Who are you pouring your life and faith into?

In Genesis 6 vs 3 (the Book of Beginnings), God said “My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh…”

God said this because ultimately there will be no more physical (Flesh) people on this planet.

Everyone will get a new Spiritual Body fit to live for Eternity. God has made it abundantly clear in His Word to us that there are only two places to spend Eternity……with Him and without Him.

In Revelation 3:20 (the Last Book of the Bible), God said “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to Him…”

The door to your heart has a handle only on the inside. It is you that must open the door to His knocking while He patiently waits outside.

Soon His patience will be gone.

Matthew 10:28…” Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

 

TO KNOW YESHUA

 

“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”

GOD wants a Personal Relationship With YOU.
The God of the Bible wants to know you personally. And when you get to know Him personally He records your name in His Book. How awesome is that?

Why would the God of the Universe want anything to do with me, with you?

How can something compared to a speck of dust, a microbe in this cosmos be of any interest or significance to the God who created everything in the Universe?

Think with me for a minute. The Spirit of this Age (Satan) speaks to you from every False Religion, about a God who is un-approachable; un-knowable, one to whom we must reach up to, but who does not care about us as individuals.

That’s the God’s of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Force of Scientology, and every other ism and ology that mankind worships falsely. They are all religions created by man…and made in man’s image.

Christianity is radically different, representing a 180 degree turn. Christianity is not a religion created by man. Christianity is about a personal relationship desired by the Creator of everything with His created Children, that’s right, He calls you His Child.

He is The God, The True God who reaches down to his children. He offers you a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus. When you come to know God through His Son you become His child and have the right to call Him Abba, a Jewish word meaning … Daddy.

The Bible, Gods literal Word to you, speaks about family, love, children, sacrifice, salvation and a created universe made especially for you to enjoy forever. You will live for eternity with a new pure heart, in a new city with a new purpose and be part of a new family.

The God’s of the other religions and philosophies, speak to the crowds—not the person; they recognize the forest but not the tree…my God speaks to individual people face to face.
He sees every face. He recognizes the fact that each face has an individual story. He knows your name. Your name is written on the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16). He promises never to forget you or leave you.

Max Lucado puts it best when he says “Your name on Gods hand. Your name on Gods lips. Maybe you’ve seen your name in some special places. On an award or diploma or walnut door.

Or maybe you’ve heard your name from some important people…a coach, a celebrity, a teacher. But to think that your name is on God’s hand and on God’s lips…could it be? Or perhaps you’ve never seen your name honored. And you cannot remember when you heard it spoken with kindness.
If so, it may be more difficult for you to believe that God knows your name… but He does. Written on His Hand. Spoken by His mouth, Whispered by His lips…Your Name. And not only the name you now have, but the New Name He will give you when you come home”. But you can ONLY Come Home IF YOU Believe in HIS SON JESUS.

GOD wants a relationship with you through His Son Jesus, so He will be able to speak to you face to face as you read the words HE Wrote for You in His Living Words recorded in the Old & New Testaments.

DO ANGEL’S STILL SING?

Some would have you believe that today the HOLY Angels are silent. I don’t agree. I know the songs of HOLY Angels are not silent because we are told that they REJOICE over one person who repents and comes to Salvation in Christ…the SON of the Living God.

Luke 15:6-8 …
“there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God…”

So maybe if you take seriously the call on your life as a Believer to share HIS Gospel to all you love that are on the wide road to hell; then you will be there to plant the last seed. You will be there to see the lights come alive in someone’s eyes as the HOLY Spirit ignites their heart, mind and Soul in faith in Christ.

When it happens listen closely and you might hear the Songs of HOLY Angels and feel the brush of their wings as they form a HOLY Hedge of Protection around the New Born Believer in Christ. As your loved one now is on the narrow path of their journey home to heaven with you.

In 28 years of witnessing God has only honored me twice where I put the last seed into the heart of a true seeker of God…then watched in awe as JOY took over them.

For the most part 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, 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 with 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! “

And Heaven and Nature will SING. But the best news is that GOD will rejoice over you with singing…

Zephaniah 3:17
“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

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE DARK ?

 

 

 

From the Lips of GOD to your rabbi’s ears….2 Critical Scriptures to Understand !
After my father died, I turned to my Orthodox Rabbi Uncles to help me understand GOD. The journey with them lasted only a few short weeks. They could not answer my questions to save their own souls let alone mine.

The First question was in Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebrew Word used by GOD to describe HIMSELF is ELOHIM. This is a plural word meaning a multiple of one kind and the same essence. The TRUE GOD of Israel is ONE GOD in 3 Persons.

The FATHER / Abba – Daddy, The SON / JESUS –Y’SHUA and the HOLY SPIRIT – RUACH HaKodesh. My Orthodox Rabbi Uncles said I was wrong, that God was Singular. Since God wrote the entire Old Testament, He must have grammar issues….NOT MY GOD !

The Second question was in Proverbs 30:4:
“Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? WHAT IS HIS NAME ( ? ) and WHAT IS HIS SON’S NAME ( ? ) SURELY YOU KNOW ! ! !

Yes I do know, His Name is JESUS / Y’SHUA. My people remain blind, deaf and dumb, following white washed tombs into Eternal Darkness. This Old Testament Verse ended my false faith in Rabbinical Judaism, because my Rabbi Uncles could not answer the questions to Save their Souls; let alone mine. The latter ended my seeking Truth from Rabbi’s. The rest of my 3 year journey to faith was based ONLY ON THE WORD OF GOD in the Jewish Old Testament and the Jewish New Testament. ONE BOOK, HIS WORD’S, not the words of men !

WORSHIP that Reaches to HEAVEN

Since 1985 I have grown up in the Sanctuary of the Church with beautiful Hymns and worship songs that touch me deeply. But hearing Messianic Jewish music and their lyrics with such rich meanings touches me deeper than anything else. I am a Messianic Jew. My life is rooted in Yeshua for He holds me together with Himself on HIS Cross. The Cross-of wood whose roots go deep into the Judean desert into which it was planted 2,000 years ago. His Cross stands outside the Easter Gate of the City of Jerusalem.

THE CROSS THAT IS THE REAL TREE OF LIFE !

If God had chosen music to be played in the desert when John the Baptist said “BEHOLD…the Lamb of God who comes to take away the sins of the world.” It would have been Messianic Praise Music and would have lifted John’s Soul into the presence of God as it does mine.

Take the time to read the Testimony of John the Baptist (A Jew) in
John 1: 19-34. John was the prophesied forerunner of the Messiah. John was an obedient voice crying in the wilderness and baptizing in the wilderness because God told him that one day he would recognize the Messiah in the Jordan River in the waters of Baptism.

Later John would be in prison awaiting his death by beheading. His faith had wavered not understanding that He too would have to carry His own CROSS-to follow Christ. He sent word to Jesus and asked, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?”

Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away, on account of me.” (Matthew 11:2-6)

Those words of Christ were good enough for John to face his death in peace. The same words representing the credentials of the Messiah of Israel should also be good enough for you to both recognize HIM and then choose to live your life for HIM.

With a heavy heart…

As an only child and at the age of 71, I am the repository of all the memories of my mother and father.

When I die and go to be with the Lord, there will be no one left to remember my parents. If they knew Christ as their Savior and Lord (which they do not), then there would be a reunion in heaven between us. But I do not have that to look forward to and neither do they. When I go to be with the Lord He promises to wipe away every tear from my eyes regarding this journey of life; here on this veil of tears we call earth.

He will somehow heal my broken heart and give me peace and I believe forgetfulness of all those whom I loved and cherished while here, but will never see again. So in a true sense I will have forgotten my parents, never to be remembered again. But my parents will be in another place, not together, but alone with all their memories of the life they lived.

Memories that will be remembered by each of them and reviewed forever.

Who do you know and love more than your own life that does not know Jesus Christ as Savior? Look around you at. …Your wife, your husband, your brother, your sister, your child (son or daughter), your grandchildren, your relatives, your best friends…the list can go on and on for most of us. By keeping your mouth closed about your faith do you understand that you are helping them condemn themselves?

That’s not what God wants and that should not be what you want.

There are many creative ways to share the Word of God. Don’t ever give up, keep on trying.  Someday it will be too late and those whom God has put in your path will be forgotten to you…because you won’t be here anymore. They will miss the reunion. They will miss a new universe that God has created to give us dominion over with purpose and joy. They will miss the forever joy of a journey without end.

When it is all over, there is nothing more important for you to do than to share your faith and speak to them about their need for a Savior. Should they die before you; you do not want to carry the emotional anguish because you kept your mouth shut.  Jesus  Said…

“I AM the WAY the TRUTH and The LIFE”…. there is NO OTHER WAY to Heaven but through ME.

Your blessing will be to forget them….

they have no blessing…

they will become the FORGOTTEN.

In the Fullness of Time

 

In the fullness of time is a very strange phrase. When you add the word fullness to the word time you think it means the end of time. The phrase “in the fullness of time” is found only one place in the Bible; which is the Autobiography of God.

Have you ever in your lifetime given any thought at all to where the concept of time comes from?

Do you know where or when time began?

It is only recently after heart surgery that time has become an interesting study for me. Based on the insurance company’s actuary table calculations of the life expectancy of men, I only have a few good years left to live.

If I really believed that I certainly would be one very depressed person. Yet being a human with a mind to think and having the ability to reason along with being able to discern what is true ….I am not unhappy at all.

Why you may ask? Because I am held firmly in the hands of the great I AM. HE created me and HE created time. The phrase “in the fullness of time” can be found in the book of Ephesians Ch.1 vs 3-10. It refers to the birth of the Messiah…the SAVIOR….who came for one purpose to SEEK and SAVE the LOST….who desperately need to be FOUND.

HE literally came to Save YOU from yourself and give you the Gift of Life for an ETERNITY of TIME.

The Fathers Tears

HIS CROSS

When we think about the Easter Story it is Jesus who takes center stage. Yet there is another within the Easter Story whose tears we rarely, if ever think about. Have you given any thought to the Tears of GOD the FATHER for HIS SON JESUS at the CROSS ?

“My child God said to me. I wanted to tell you personally what the Crucifixion of My Son meant to me.

You have children and grandchildren and I know you love them. I know that you would do all you could to protect them from harm and that you would gladly take upon yourself their death. I know this because you were created in my image with the ability to Love.

I know that if men took your child and beat him with whips that ripped both flesh and bone from his back…that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to carry a beam of heavy wood down the street as people swore at him, mocking him, and spitting on him… that you could not be restrained.

I know if men forced your child to lie down on that cross and then drove nails through his feet and hands to hold him there…that you could not be restrained.

Could you Ernie? The Lord asked softly…no Lord I said quietly.

I stood and watched as they did all those things to my Son. I stood there not for His sake but for yours, because He took that punishment not for His sake but for yours….I honored you through His Pain. But Ernie, when Jesus…MY SON cried out …MY GOD…MY GOD…WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

That was more than I could bear, so I turned away and cried uncontrollably. My Son had wept over Jerusalem; and now I wept over my Son. Yes, I could not look upon the Worlds Sins that MY Son was bearing, but even more than that, if I had looked at HIM at the moment HE said those words…I knew in my heart …

THAT I COULD NOT BE RESTRAINED !