FINISH THE RACE STRONG !

 

To each of us God gave His image and we are called light bearers because our job is to reflect HIS Image to all that know us.

Just as a tree bares fruit in its season we will be made complete only when we have the ability to bare fruit in our season.

The purpose of man has always been to serve God, the one who has dominion over him. Man has been given life solely to carry the fire of truth…to be a Pillar of Fire in the darkness. Just like the runners carrying the Olympic Torch we too run a race to the finish line but the torch we carry is the torch of truth …in a race of truth.

So please know that every day the Lord waits patiently to spend time with you, His Child. He knows you intimately, but you, if you are honest with yourself will admit you hardly know HIM because the fire you once had has turned to embers. The passion you once had has become lukewarm.

Go back and rekindle the memories written in His Word. Know that you are an ordinary person in the hand of an Extraordinary GOD. He remembers you always because you have been engraved on HIS heart with the blood of HIS ONE and ONLY SON.

My soul’s pursuit, the passion of my heart, is to stay near to the heart of God. The only way to have the Lord as your shepherd in this life is to stay in His Word.

So my friend……Go back and do the things you did in the beginning. Begin again to devour the Bitter Sweet Word of God. His words will renew your strength, His words will renew your compassion and His words will renew your desire to reach out to the walking dead all around you.

All people are desperate for a cool cup of water; given to them by you on behalf of the ONE you SERVE, to quench their thirst in this desert valley of shadows we call earth.

So go back to the HOLY BIBLE to the Talking Book and begin again the story of the ages. No you will not hear audible words, but the words you read will ignite the embers in your heart, your mind and your spirit.

Then the Holy Spirit will again burn brightly within you so that the image of God you carry will shine again and light up the night like a Pillar of Fire.

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Is Your Witness ECLIPSED by Darkness?

 

Its 5:30 am and pitch black outside but soon there will be rays of light and the sun will shine and once again ONLY because of the promises of God, another day will begin.

It’s interesting how you can light one candle in the darkness and the darkness flees from the light, such is the power of light. Jesus claimed to be the truth, the light of the world. The world has seen a great light, but it seems that since His coming 2,000 years ago His light has diminished and the darkness is growing.

The more familiar you are with the Greatest Story Ever Told, the more you understand the times we live in …that they are called the End – Times by Jesus.

What has changed in our world is that the darkness is now growing, while the light recedes and the minds of men grow dim.

The Lord has asked us to witness because the fields of harvest are ripe. There is an urgency to do so because “Soon the night will come” and the light and the Truth will not be found.

This darkness that is all around is not physical but Spiritual. We are experiencing the Dawn of the Darkness of Sin…producing a temporary eclipse of the SON.

Not physical Darkness you can see, but darkness of the soul and mind causing us to see life through a mirror dimly. Just like God has said, we are seeing everything that is wrong becoming right and what is right becoming wrong.

Darkness fills our time and we wait for the day when time is no more and the Dawn of Eternity breaks…so you and I wait for OUR Coming KING.

We wait in FAITH…. because we believe that the Bible is True.

The evidence is overwhelming regarding Jesus, His life, death and resurrection. If people just took the time to explore Scripture they would find themselves neck deep in proof. It is impossible to mine the depths of the Word of God. But when you dig deep with your spade into the Judean dirt you will strike nuggets of gold.

How do we know the Bible is Gods Word to us? Because it is mankind’s Pre-Written History and the Autobiography of GOD.

The Bible you own is ONE Book. With ONE HERO…. JESUS, with ONE villain…. satan, with ONE THEME…. SALVATION and ONE PURPOSE….To GLORIFY GOD.

Max Lucado wrote,

“I have heard it said that…
It wasn’t enough for HIM to appear in a bush or dwell in the temple.
It wasn’t enough for HIM to become human flesh and walk on the Earth.
It wasn’t enough to leave HIS word and the promise of HIS return.
HE had to go further. HE had to take up residence IN US.

Perhaps you didn’t know God would go that far to make sure you got home.”

Man says, look inside yourself and find self.
God says, look inside yourself and find God.

LISTEN to the SON of GOD

While there is still time and you have breath…
LISTEN to the SON of GOD

Mark 9:7  “ This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to HIM!

John 10:27  “ My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me!

  1. The Lord Challenges Professing Christians:
    Matthew 7: 23 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform miracles? …and then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.”
  1. The Lord Challenges You:
    Matthew 16:15, “But who do YOU say that I am? And Peter said, You are the Christ the Son of the Living God!”.

Luke 18:8 “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Whose Voice are You Listening To? God said… “This is My SON…Listen to HIM!

Jesus came to Earth to save sinners. Jesus is the ultimate evangelist. Your only purpose here in this life is to come to know Him as your personal savior.

Then you are to get into the battle for the hearts and minds of lost people.

Remember what the Bible says about the unbelievers, and have compassion.

2 Corinthians 4:4  “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”

Romans 1:21 They are “futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart is darkened”

Ephesians 2:1-3 They are “dead in their trespasses and sins”; they walk “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience”; and they are “by nature children of wrath.”

Many people attend a church…Few are committed to being the church.

Throughout time it has always been about the MANY and the FEW , the TARES and the WHEAT, the WIDE ROAD and the NARROW ROAD.

GOD help us consider the wonder of it all; that JESUS determined that HE would rather go to Hell on our behalf, than live in Heaven without us.

Today the Only Place You will find Jesus Mercy and Love is at the Foot of His Cross.

Father in Heaven,

Today I choose to release everything
that has held me back from serving you.

I release my past; my bitterness; my failures
and missed opportunities to do your will.

Instead, I realize that my past is not my future.

You knew me in Eternity Past and called me into
existence to do Good Works that bring Glory and Honor and
Praise to JESUS… not me.

Help me to embrace your Grace and Power through
the HOLY SPIRIT who lives in me. Surround me with a hedge
of HOLY ANGELS so I can move boldly forward
doing your will, not my will this new day.

A day filled with SON-shine so I can plant good seeds into the hearts
and minds of the Lost, so that they would be Found.

IN JESUS’ NAME!

AMEN and AMEN.

May your day be filled with SON-shine !

WHERE IS THE LAMB?

In the Old Testament:

The Jewish Nation 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 discussing how and when 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 want a Temple to be prepared for their coming Messiah. SOON, the Nation of Israel will again be saying…  “Where is the Lamb?”.

In the New Testament:

 Then 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 Jewish Prophet John who himself exclaimed “I am The Voice of one crying in the Wilderness; make ready the way of the Lord”. It was John’s purpose to announce the coming Messiah to the Nation of Israel after 400 years.

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!

RESERVATION REQUIRED

God has sent a special invitation to each of us offering the gift of eternal life in Heaven with HIM.

The only catch is that you must accept the invitation of your own free will and then RSVP.

This invitation by God comes to us in two ways that reinforce each other. The first invitation comes to you by reaching out to your senses. Every one of the five senses you have; sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell help you experience the creation all around you that God spoke into existence for you.

The song of a bird, the colors of the rainbow in the sky, the smell of flowers in the fields, the touch of the hand of someone you love and the taste of foods you enjoy eating. All these are part of the invitation to know God, for He has created everything for our enjoyment. Yet we take them all for granted, rarely seeing the evidence of the Hand of God all around us.

We ignore this painting of praise, this symphony of worship that the creation lifts up daily to its creator. Everything around us shouts that there is a God who loves; not just His Creation but also the crowning SPECIAL creation He made. That’s…YOU…my friend; because you bear the very image of God.

Mankind knows not His Creator, yet the Creation praises its maker every day as the heavens and earth sing praises carried on the winds up to heaven before the very throne of God.

The second invitation comes directly from the Lips of God Himself. It is His Special Revelation of Himself contained ONLY within His Word written down for you to read. His word speaks to your mind with words of eternal life that must take root in your heart. Why, because when you were born your heart was born dormant and needs to be quickened…to come alive within you.

So, please, find that quiet place, that prayer closet I have written about before.

Get alone with God so you can contemplate what I am about to say to you. I want you to know that you can have assurance of going to heaven when you die. That you can literally take the nail pierced hand of Jesus and walk with HIM while you are here on earth and make plans for your future life after death.

We can have peace and assurance from someone greater than you and I. That peace comes from the Son of God, from Jesus ALONE. Put aside the words of religion, put aside the words of your denomination, put aside the words of your preacher, and put aside the comments, the opinions and words of family and friends…because none of them matter. All are hollow and empty words. unless they contain the TRUE Gospel that SAVES.

You have reached the point in your life when you must understand, that there is ONLY ONE TRUTH that you can place your faith and hope in for life beyond the grave. There is but one person…Jesus who has the words of life for you to hear. He said …I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE…NO one COMES to the FATHER but thru ME.

May God find you and give you a new heart …before you die… and find HIM.

ONLY WITHIN JESUS…

WILL EACH OF US WHO BELIEVE… TRULY FIND OURSELVES !

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.

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 speaks to your heart saying …

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, and Follow Me Home!

Jesus says the time of Salvation is now, not one minute from now. We don’t know if we have the next minute…we only have now.

Warning: many will not like this message.

Because EVERYDAY is CHRISTmas

Are YOU celebrating CHRISTmas?
OR are YOU celebrating Christmas?
Do YOU REALLY Know the DIFFERENCE?

The WORLDS Christmas celebrates LUCIFER, the Fallen Archangel. The former worship leader of heaven. You know him as Satan. He is the reason for his Christmas season. Satan’s Christmas is filled with Traditions, Santa Claus, Lights, Cartoon Characters, Reindeer, Elves, Christmas Songs, Christmas Movies, and Christmas Presents under Christmas Tree’s filled with Ornaments. ….all the things that humanity uses to celebrate this holiday. We continue to MOCK GOD in our ignorance not understanding that we live today on GODS Credit Plan (SIN Now PAY LATER).

There is someone MISSING from Satan’s Christmas. Someone you know very little about. Satan’s objective, is to deceive the world and take your mind and eyes off of Jesus and His Cross.

Has God or His Word Changed since the beginning? No, but man has changed the meaning of GOD’s word to accommodate himself and to reflect himself, his traditions and his desires. The end result for those who celebrate Satan’s Christmas is to receive the gift of Eternal Death.

CHRISTmas, Celebrates JESUS, the SON of GOD, who offers You Eternal Life.
The 3 Wise Men were truly WISE because they understood Old Testament Prophecy and knew JESUS is the KING of the JEWS as well as ALL People on the earth. The Wise Men came to worship their KING, falling before HIM on their knees. You too will acknowledge JESUS as Lord whether you want to or not, by falling on your knees before HIM.

CHRISTmas is not a holiday, it is a HOLYday. The CROSS is the REAL CHRISTmas TREE. There is NO CHRISTmas without HIS CROSS. There are no lights on it, no ornaments on it. JESUS is NAILED to it along with a small sign above His Head proclaiming “JESUS of Nazareth, King of the Jews”.

The Snow you find on earth that surrounds you at CHRISTmas time is not white. It is an illusion. We live in a world of Shadows and Darkness, and the Snow is BLACK like the night sky. SOON the world and you, at the same time will see a GREAT LIGHT in the EASTERN SKY. My prayer for you is that you will come to FAITH in JESUS before HE Comes Again. Because when you see JESUS Coming Back it will be too late for you.

Jesus died as the Lamb of God. But Jesus Returns as the LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH, without Love, Mercy, Grace, Salvation and without HOPE for You. HE came the 1st time in Love, to Die for You. He comes the 2nd Time ONLY to bring Eternal Death to destroy everything and everyone corrupted by SIN.

JESUS WILL COME AGAIN SOON BECAUSE OF:
1. Gods Promise to Himself.
2. Gods Promise to DESTROY Satan.
3. Gods Promise to His creation.
4. Gods Promise to save a believing Remnant…ONLY the FEW
Who BELIEVE.
5. Gods Promises to the Nation of Israel.
6. Gods Promises to You, IF YOU CHOOSE to Worship HIS SON!

You were born in the mind of GOD in Eternity Past to live for Eternity. Open the Old and New Testament in 2015 and read about the ONE you will stand before. Be prepared for HIS 2nd Coming. HE will ask you one Question: Who Do You Say That I AM? You Better Know the RIGHT ANSWER, because Your TIME is RUNNING OUT.

ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR KING ?

When teaching the Bible Pastors, Priests, Rabbis more often than not, take the words and sentences of Scripture out of the context they were written in. They do this to support their point of view, their own thoughts about Scripture interpretation and meanings. In other words, they re-write the Word of GOD to conform to their opinions and emotions.

The Word DULAS does not mean Servant…the literal translation and intent is SLAVE. A Servant has a Will of their own. A SLAVE Serves their MASTER’s WILL because they have NO WILL of their Own.

When you became a SLAVE to JESUS you gave up your individual will. Now your SOUL purpose in life is to follow the COMMAND that JESUS gave you to perform during this Journey HOME to HIS HEAVEN.

You are a SLAVE of the KING of ETERNITY and you are called to be a WITNESS. Your first responsibility is to take people to the CROSS like the Apostle Paul did. Then if they are a True Seeker, you begin to explain the Greatest Story Ever Told and show them that they are written into this Story. And that this Story contains their Past, Present, Future on earth and their Destination in Eternity.

Explain that this story stands on GOD’s Pre-Written History, Archeology, Science and 100’s of Prophecies that are all TRUE because they can be tied back into History, Archeology and Science.

You are to show them in the Word of God that they are not righteous and cannot earn their way into Heaven. You must explain the FEAR of GOD, so they will understand they MUST REPENT or they will not be SAVED and will experience their 2nd Eternal Death.

If you do not do this then you will give them FALSE HOPE and their profession of faith in Christ will NOT be real. Then when they die and stand before the Risen LORD JESUS He will say to them “I NEVER KNEW YOU”. And they will live in darkness forever, cursing you, because you only spoke about the Love of Jesus and never explained the coming JUDGEMENT of JESUS.

I pray always that God would help me to find True Seekers into whom I can plant GOOD SEEDS that will take root, so that the next believer can continue to water them.

If your heart has been circumcised like mine; then together as Chosen and Elected Children of the KING we are blessed with the ability to be HIS DULAS. I for one, am humbled that I am part of HIS Eternal Plan and I can serve my KING not just here on earth but FOREVER in HEAVEN.

Serving JESUS is the ONLY True “WORKS RIGHTEOUSNESS”. We were Born in the Mind of GOD and we have been assigned GOOD WORKS in Eternity Past to accomplish for HIS GLORY and HONOR…not ours.

When you became a Believer, you were given a huge seed bag. You will be accountable for every seed The LORD gave you when you Stand Alone Before Him.

ABSOLUTE TRUTH !

YOU CALL ME….

You call me eternal, then do not seek me.
You call me fair, then do not love me.
You call me gracious, then do not trust me.
You call me just, then do not fear me.
You call me life, then do not choose me.
You call me light, then do not see me.
You call me Lord, then do not respect me.
You call me Master, then do not obey me.
You call me merciful, then do not thank me.
You call me mighty, then do not honor me.
You call me noble, then do not serve me.
You call me rich, then do not ask me.
You call me Savior, then do not praise me.
You call me shepherd, then do not follow me.
You call me Way, then do not walk with me.
You call me wise, then do not heed me.
You call me Son of God, then do not worship me.

When I [Sentence] you, then do not blame me.

JESUS
Your King for Eternity !

 

IF ONLY THE DEAD COULD TALK AT THEIR FUNERALS

Then the Living Dead would KNOW the TRUTH.

In 1997 I came home from an orthodox Jewish funeral service for the last remaining Holocaust Survivor in my family. It was touching to have the son’s; daughters and grandchildren come up to speak of their love for their Grandfather. It was heart breaking to watch as they poured out their own tears speaking of their love for the departed.

Then the orthodox rabbi came up, the learned scholar, the righteous man came up to speak about the departed. He spoke eloquently about their faith in God, about their kindness, about their giving to charities and about how God considers them righteous before Him because of their good works.

He said we would all, together see the departed in heaven, where he now waits for us. This rabbi as all rabbis do, picked and choose Scriptures out of context showing himself to be a man who understood the word of God; all the while giving everyone false eternal security based on false statements.

Rabbis have said to me, that at the end of this dark tunnel we call life they see light from heaven. The reality of the statement is that if you do not realize that you are a sinner in need of being Saved by a Savior, then the light you see in the distance is not light but the fire from an inferno that awaits you. An Eternal fire you do not want to enter into.

Proverbs 30:4 GOD Said…
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 !