Things I Miss

The Pure Joy of listening to a CHOIR.

On stage the Choir began to come in singing an Anthem that took me before the very throne of God. The voices were accompanied only by a piano. A sound filled the air so precious and beautiful and sweet that the drums, the guitars and the keyboard left on stage for the 2nd Contemporary Service, just sat there in Awe and Silence.

Never could those instruments even begin to compare to the angelic sound of voices from the Choir; a sound near and dear to the heart of GOD.

I am part of the Traditional Service at this Church. The early morning gathering of the Ancient of Days. Those of us with white hair and broken bodies. Years ago the only service we had was a blended service. The seats were filled with children, grandchildren, teenagers, young adults and parents and grandparents. All together worshiping our ABBA, our DADDY.

Today the churches have 3 services. Traditional, Contemporary and one for Young Adults. I know longer understand the reasoning for separate services, because it separates not only the families that worship but also the unity of the family of God.

I will be 69 in 11 days. 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 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! “

I continue to seek out a church that is filled with LIVING STONES that form HIS TEMPLE. Living Stones that worship the Living GOD in Spirit and in TRUTH; within a Sanctuary…NOT an auditorium. The Sanctuary where Sound Doctrine lives and Biblical Discernment is taught and the True Life Giving GOSPEL is preached.

Churches where JESUS still shows up on Sundays.

TO TRULY KNOW JESUS, IS TO FOLLOW HIM

In a moment of time, as Jesus lay dead in His Tomb a Beam of light from HIS FATHERS eyes beamed down through Space and Time, through the earth’s atmosphere, through solid rock into the tomb where Jesus lay.

Words were spoken that filled the Tomb and Jesus drew breath again.

The Veil in the Temple that kept mankind in the darkness not being able to know God personally; had been torn open by the finger of HIS FATHER; literally opening access to Himself through the death of His Son.

Earlier at the Birth of Jesus the Shepherds saw the light of Heaven rip open the darkness of the world that cold night so long ago. Today the darkness on the Earth has rays of light reflecting off those who believe in Jesus as they look up and see the Glorious light of His Presence in Heaven where He now waits upon His Fathers appointed time for His RETURN to earth.

When I listen to His Whisper to the ears of my heart, I can hear Jesus say to me…take this message from me to all you know. There is enough documented evidence in the past about MY Birth, MY Life, MY Death and MY RESURRECTION that no one can deny that I AM who I say I AM!

Jesus said to them all…. you have the Prophets, the Psalms and the Apostles. You have MY SPOKEN Words, written down and kept just for you to hear and believe contained in the Old and New Testaments.  MY Word is Sufficient for them all.

The things yet future are recorded there for all to read. The times and the seasons have been made clear within the Bible regarding when I will RETURN. Tell them I am coming sooner than they think!

The Tragedy of Dying without Salvation

 

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27 “The Rich Man answered, ‘Then I beg you, Abraham, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31 “Abraham said to the rich man, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:44

Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

DEAR LORD JESUS

DEAR LORD JESUS,

I promise to continue to FOLLOW YOU, walking in the Shadow of Your CROSS all the days YOU have Given Me.

I will continue to have the Heart of an Old Testament Prophet, as I both Share and Preach Your Coming Judgment; with TEARS and COMPASSION…and in LOVE… for the Lost All Around Me.

For my GRIEF for The LOST who live in the Darkness that Surrounds Me Is Great, and My DAILY PASSION.

I will live before them, humbly walking in the Strength and Power of the HOLY SPIRIT as I cast forth ONLY GOOD SEED.

I am forever thankful that YOU came to Save Me a Sinner, from Myself. Since that Moment in Time my past is no longer my future.

I have walked by FAITH for 32 years holding your Nail Scarred Hand and look forward to walking by SIGHT for ETERNITY with YOU.

I will be listening for the Sound of the Trumpet with the Ears of my Circumcised Heart every day.

May You Come Quickly For Me and My Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST.

AMEN and AMEN.
Grandpa Ernie

YOU will FOREVER, Be YOU !

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE YOU……..FOREVER.

The Scriptures, Gods Breathed Out Words written down by the Prophets and the Apostles so YOU Would BELIEVE…. describe 3 Births & 2 Deaths.

First you were born in the mind of God. Second, you were born physically through your mother. And THIRD, when you understand that Jesus died for you on the cross and you have repented of your sins, you will then go through a new Spiritual Birth given to you by the HOLY SPIRIT.

You will die Twice…
The First is the physical death of your body caused by an inherited Sin Gene that you and every other person who has lived on this planet was born with.

The Second death is a spiritual death reserved for all who die in their sins, without repenting and putting their faith in Christ and His death on the Cross for their sins.

You are one of only TWO KINDS of people.
You will either live eternally in Heaven with God. Or you will live eternally in Hell apart from God. The most important bible study you can do is to learn about Heaven and learn about Hell. Both are real and you and everyone you know will be in one place or the other…. forever.

God has prepared you for your New Birth.
Hidden deep within the very heart of every believer is this sense within us that gently echoes this One Paraphrase of Gods Words to us, “I have prepared you for your re-birth in MY Spirit; the day will come in the future when I will live within you”.

I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1: 11-12
I knew you even before you were conceived… Jeremiah 1: 4-5
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
for good works, which God prepared beforehand that
we should walk in them………………Ephesians 2:10
I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6

The CHURCH is not the building!
The Church is not a building made with hands. The Church is made up of Living Stones that come together to worship the CORNER STONE, in Spirit and in Truth.

1 Peter 2 vs.4 – 5
Coming to Him (Jesus the Cornerstone) as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you (Believers) also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house (His True Church). Choices have Consequences!

Jesus drew the line in the sand 2,000 years ago. It’s time for all of us to help our Gentile and Jewish non-believing family members to CROSS Over to the Winning Side, before the War of Ages is FINISHED.

Luke 11:23
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

The End of SATAN

Satan’s Beginning:

Ezekiel 28:12-

“You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering …from the day you were created….you were the anointed cherub who covers…you were on the Holy mountain of God; you walked in the midst of the stones of fire, you were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you and you sinned. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty and you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor”.

Isaiah 14: 12

“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! You have said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly…I will ascend above the heights of the clouds…I will make myself like the MOST HIGH.

Satan’s Work:

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”

1 Peter 5:8

“Be on the alert, your adversary, the devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Ephesians 6:12

“Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Satan’s End:

Isaiah 14:15

“You will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook the kingdoms, who made the world a wilderness and overthrew the cities”.

Ezekiel 28:18

“Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you, it has consumed you and I have turned you to ashes on the earth, In the eyes of all who see you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you. You have become terrified, And you will be NO MORE.”

Every being God has made whether Angelic or human will remain immortal for eternity. Each will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell….with the exception of Satan… his judgment is to be NO MORE.

Satan’s Effect on YOU:

2 Corinthians 11:14

“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light”.

John 8:44  (Jesus said of Satan)

“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him, Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10

“Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders. And with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

Mark 13:22

“For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect- if that were possible.”

When God told Moses, he was going to die, Moses gathered Israel together one last time to speak to them for God. Moses reviewed the mighty works of God in their lives, then he prophesied two ways the Nation could go.

Both required a personal choice. Israel could choose life or Israel could choose death. Like Israel we too have the same choice. Israel only had the incomplete Word of God to make its decision on. We have the complete Word of God to make our decision.

Yet we mainly choose to hear the love, mercy and compassion of God preached. Rarely do we choose to hear of His other side. The side of Gods Holiness, and His Righteous Anger and that He is coming to Judge Sinners.

The Bible is clear when it says “do not fear the one who can slay the body, but fear the one who can cast soul and body into hell”. Jonathan Edwards once preached a sermon called “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God”…you and I do not want to be in the hands of an angry God.

We are living in the end-times, the last days as described in Bible prophecy. We  have the Holy Spirit within us. YET,  God speaks of the end times when He will give the world over to THE GREAT DECEPTION…this deception will be so  great that if it were possible even the very Elect (you and I) would be taken in by its miracles, signs and wonders. These miracles, signs and wonders will point to the Anti-Christ who will be possessed by Satan.  His miracles, signs and wonders will seem real to us because they appeal to our heart, our emotions, and our ability to rationalize everything in accordance with our desires.

The Lord also speaks of multitudes standing before Him in judgment, who will believe their works were good enough for them to get into heaven.

They will say… “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I (Jesus) will declare to them, I never knew you; DEPART from ME, you who practice lawlessness!”

 

LISTEN To The SON of GOD !

While there is still time and you have breath, LISTEN TO The  SON of GOD !

The Church asks… The Lord:

Matthew7: 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.”

The Lord asks… 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!”.

 Yet in Luke 18:8 the Lord Still Asks…“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

 Who’s Voice are You Listening To ?

 GOD The Father 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. And then you are to get into the battle for the hearts and minds of lost people.  Especially those you Desperately Love. Those who you want to be in Heaven with you. 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, but Few are committed to being the church. Throughout time it has always been about the MANY and the FEW.  The Churches are filled with TARES instead of WHEAT and the LORD has sealed its fate because JESUS is Coming Back with FIRE in HIS EYES and JUDGMENT and WRATH in HIS HANDS.

Are You Sure that JESUS Attends Your Church? The Bible clearly teaches that the Church is not a building called by a Denomination. The True Church is made of people with Born Again circumcised hearts. They are called the LIVING STONES that rest on the One True Cornerstone of the Church…JESUS THE CHRIST of HIS ONE TRUE CHURCH. JESUS the JEWISH MESSIAH of All the Nations of the Earth.

God help us consider the wonder of it all; that in Eternity Past Before the Worlds were Formed, JESUS, the KING Of ETERNITY;  determined that HE would rather go to Hell on your behalf, than live in Heaven without you !

AMEN & AMEN

HE HAS A NAME !

MISLEADING STATEMENT

I have seen this statement posted in many forms though the years. As a Born Again Believer I understand the word GOD to mean GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT.

My GOD is a Tri-Unity of 3 distinct PERSONS. In other words they each have a name separate from the other. So when you use the Term GOD, the question that rears its ugly head is “WHOSE GOD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”
Mankind has created multiple gods through its various false religions. Each small god represents satan.

The god of Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, New Ageism, Even Atheism and every other ISM. Our GOD is not known by an ISM. HE HAS A NAME. It’s the NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES.

You will not have your head cut off for just saying I Believe in a God. There is NO COST to following a God. But there is a HUGE COST for Following the SON of GOD.

So do what is right, Do What Honors the ONE you put your Faith Into. The ONE that Is the TRUE GOD of this EARTH and the KING of ETERNITY. HE has a NAME and you should be using ONLY HIS NAME as you STAND ALONE in the Crowd, sharing your Faith Story and then taking them to the Foot of HIS CROSS.

You are Accountable to HIM for every thought, word and deed in this life. Make your words ALL Count and then use

HIS NAME—–  JESUS

The GOD of Shalom

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 whose 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 painful situations continued on 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 …“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 Jesus 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, as a Believer know that God 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.

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 Ecclesia…His Born Again True Church of Believers who have put their Faith in Jesus, the Son of God.

Every one of us would admit that life is hard and its challenges can be a severe burden. Yet, The Lord is there all around you waiting for you to ask HIM to share your burden and make it light.  He never sleeps. He watches over you every moment of your life. There is no place you can hide from Him, for even the darkness is light to Him.

You are a Believer and you bear His image. Let your soul ignite your voice as you join with nature singing His praises while waiting for His Second Coming.

He is the God who made you in eternity past. He is the God who was broken for you on the Cross. 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, My Child, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. Come take my hand. Let us walk together on this journey called life all the way home to HEAVEN.

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 HE is YOUR God.

JESUS IS THE JEWISH MESSIAH

cross-inside-the-cross

Pontius Pilate had a Sign Nailed to the Cross of Christ that says…

“JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” John 19:19

In my 30 years of ministry to churches I have never seen a Cross that was accurate to the one that Jesus was Crucified on.  Yes, they are all Crosses, but they do not represent the True Cross of Christ. They are missing the small sign that was nailed to the Cross; just as Jesus was nailed to His Cross.

The subtle meaning behind ALL the Crosses without that sign, is that the Church has lost Its JEWISH ROOT’S.

I would bet when we get to Heaven and see Crosses, they will ALL have the small sign nailed to His Cross.

JESUS has not forgotten HIS JEWISH ROOTS as the SON of MAN. JESUS was Born KING of the JEWS the MESSIAH of His One True Church made up Born Again Jews and Born Again Christians who are the Living Stones that make up His True Church.

In Luke 24:44 “Jesus said to them, “These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled” that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.”

The Love of Jesus can ONLY be found at the Foot of His Cross. Today we live at the END of the END TIMES. Now more than ever before the Church needs to understand that JESUS is HIDDEN in the OLD TESTAMENT Prophecies and REVEALED in the NEW TESTAMENT. We also Must understand the fact that Mankind’s History is Really HIS-STORY. Only then you will have a true biblical perspective of World Events happening today. The Dawn of Eternity has begun and TIME is OVER.