I WILL LIVE within you

Born in the Mind of God

His look is soft and loving…as He gazes upon me. I am confused, I don’t understand where I am, but He knows. He calls my name…and then begins to explain HIS plan for me.

Ernie, you live for now in my mind, you are part of my being. I have given you the gift of conscience.

You can hear me but not see me with your eyes. Soon you will be born into a body of flesh. You will have many gifts within you as you live out the days of your life in the flesh. You will have five senses that will feed information to you regarding your surroundings and the world I have created for you.

You will have eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to touch, taste buds to taste and a nose to smell with. These five senses will come together to help you on your quest to find the uniqueness that is you.

Yet there is another sense that you have within you. This sense will be greater than all the rest. But it will be buried deep within you and will not come alive immediately. It will remain within you dormant for a while.

This 6th sense will bring you back to me when it comes alive within your heart of hearts. Then and only then will you understand who you truly are, your purpose for living, and you will begin to worship Me…The True God who created you and all that there is.

As you walk the Earth that I have created, your five senses will help you see Me in the Creation around you. Many others that have already had their new 6th sense ignited will come to you on my behalf. They will help you to understand My plan and the part you are to play in it.

Then GOD SAID to me, “On the day in the future that I Have Determined, I will come into your heart and I will live within you !”

God has prepared you for your New Birth.

Hidden deep within the very heart of every believer is this 6th 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

We were BORN In The MIND Of GOD in Eternity Past:

God said in Psalm 139 vs.13 that He knew you before you were in your Mother’s womb. God said in Romans 8 vs.29, that whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become a believer in His Son Jesus.

In HIM i found me

 

When I became a Jewish believer in Jesus I recognized HIM on the Cross and accepted His death in exchange for mine. Later I understood that in order to be HIS Follower I needed to take up my own Cross in this life filled with storms. Then, as I looked at His Cross I saw myself on the Cross next to HIM.

Today as a believer for 32 years at the age of 70, I see myself held tightly in the arms of Jesus. I have become part of HIS Cross and I no longer carry mine.
He … knew my name in Eternity Past
He … knew my story in Eternity Past
I … was on His mind when He Died

HE IS RISEN and because HE HAS….so will I.
Remember and Share HIS Story ! ! !
IN HIM i found me

THE CEMETERY

IF ONLY THE DEAD COULD TALK AT THEIR FUNERAL. THEN THE LIVING, WALKING DEAD WOULD KNOW THE TRUTH.

I am writing this because recently 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 Old Testament 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 their 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 from Heaven; but the fire from an inferno that awaits you. An Eternal fire you do not want to enter.

All are invited to the CROSS

To the place where God and humanity meet. But remember the CROSS is not the rescuing power…the power is in the ONE who bore its shame…and took your Sins and your death, upon Himself.

JESUS poured out Himself to death, so He would reap the unspeakable reward of seeing limitless numbers of once helpless, hell-bound, sinners die with Him in Faith, then be raised to walk in newness of life.

The invitation of God’s Grace and Mercy comes to you only through His Son… from a person who lived and died for you. A person still alive today who will be your advocate and claim you as His own when you stand before the Judgment Seat of God…saving you from eternal hell.

Jesus had to face His Cross alone. His father, who cannot look upon Sin had to turn away, while His Son suffered for the past, present and future Sins of all humankind.

But you will not have to carry your Cross alone. Jesus has promised to carry it for you. The storms of life will rage around you, but Jesus promised to be with you, lead you and give you His peace in this life.

When Jesus says He will keep you safe, He means it. Hell will have to get through Him to get to you! When He says He will get you home…He WILL get you home!

Your eternal future begins at the foot of His Cross; only there will you find HIS LOVE. His story must become your story. His journey must be your journey. Don’t go through this life alone, take His outstretched hand.

Are You an Earth Dweller who is Deaf, Dumb and Blind ?

 

For 32 years now I have been desperately trying to share my faith in Christ with everyone that the Lord has opened the door for me to do so. During the course of sharing I have experienced within me the exhilaration of the battle, the joy of seeing light in the eyes of a person when a seed planted takes root deep within their heart, the peace of knowing I am not alone when I speak for HIM, the frustration of pure ignorance that confronts me and the bitter anger that overcomes me at those who MOCK GOD.

We live in the End Times, when people’s consciences have been seared and calloused. Their hearts are made of stone, and they are Deaf, Dumb and Blind to the sound of HIS VOICE that Whispers to their hearts.

JESUS is there on the pages of the HIS-STORY of mankind that is still being written and HE will be there when the book of the story of mankind is closed forever.

People I love and people in general no longer think of God in terms of proving His existence, instead He has become a topic to be dealt with by the Media, by Opinions of so called secular scholars of various man-made religions that each offer a different God.

Few if any seem to understand the Bible or have any Biblical knowledge at all. Most are apathetic towards Gods Word. Their entire pre-occupation is with themselves and the circumstances of life that they are enmeshed in, and the preservation of the things of this life.

They have no thought of an afterlife and no interest discussing or pondering it…let alone searching for TRUTH. Now for the first time in years I can not only hear the hoof beats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, but if you listen carefully you can hear the Angel Gabriel practice his trumpet blast that will summon all believers home.

This world we live in seems lush and beautiful. The reality is really quite different. This world is a desert filled with burning sands and howling winds. Sands that if left to the course of the winds would bury all civilizations beneath its ever-moving waves.

No matter how disappointed I am, I know the reason I live another day is only to do HIS will. His will is that I share the Gospel with everyone He brings to me. And my prayer is that you would do the same for everyone you love while there is still time.

The loudest sound in the desert is the wind. I know that the wind carries His voice. Just as John the Baptist was chosen to be a voice in the wilderness, so too have you and I been called to be HIS voice within the wilderness that surrounds each of us. May the light of your candle, shine like a PILLAR of FIRE in the Darkness touching the hearts of your loved ones as they REPENT and turn to HIS CROSS.

OUR NEED TO BE LIKE GOD

This need to be like God is at the very core of human nature. However, it existed before mankind was created. Wanting to be like God is the foundation upon which Sin stands. It began from one root cause that then deceived the multitudes.

But sadly, because God has given free will to both angels and men, this seed of Sin perpetuated itself no longer needing a deceiver. Now it became easy enough for both angels and men to deceive themselves. Because only “I” am relevant, only “I” am important.

 “I will make myself like the Most High.  That statement came out of the mouth of satan, the god of this world back in eternity past…Isaiah 14:14. How do you think he spoke those words of betrayal? Was it spoken quietly in hushed tones? Was it spoken with excitement of one who is confident in his prideful boasting that this was now a foregone conclusion?

I think it was spoken with malice and forethought in arrogance and pride. It was the statement that reverberated throughout Heaven. It was the statement that banded together a group of rogue angels who rallied around Lucifer the Deceiver, the Archangel who had gone astray.

Lucifer the worship director of Heaven had now been given enough lead on his leash by God so he could create a rebellion against the very God who created him; along with the fallen angels who would now blindly follow their Deceiver.

Together they were allowed by God to wreak havoc first in heaven and then on the earth among a second race of beings that God would create…the race of mankind.

War erupted in heaven and then war covered the face of the earth. The battle was spiritual but its casualties were counted in untold billions of people made of flesh. The battle lines were clear because they were drawn as a line in the sand between two opposing forces.

The line in the sand is separated by the statements of both sides. There are the words of satan (a Fallen creature made by God), saying   “I will make myself like the most high”.

And the Words of the Living God as recorded in the book of Isaiah 45:22Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.”

There are also two sides to the Greatest Story Ever Told. One side is veiled in deception and has been swallowed completely by the fallen angels along with fallen mankind.

That side is like a child’s bedtime story; filled with adventure made up of fairy tales, legends and myths.  A clever story with bits and pieces of truth wrapped up in lies so it can be believed. Yet this story is told at night in the darkness so your senses are dulled as you are rocked to sleep by this lullaby of deception as the words “I will make myself like the most high” penetrate your mind and your soul until you believe it.

God Himself tells the other side to this story. It is story of HIS TRUTH. It tells it like it is. Gods story is filled with prophecy about someone coming to save you from certain death. That Someone is Jesus who would die in your place, so that you would have eternal life rather than eternal death.

The story is unlike any other story you have ever heard. For this story was written in eternity past and now is coming to life daily before your eyes. It is a story of actual events in history played out through time…and you have a role to play in it.  No, it’s not set in stone, your choices in life will dictate your story as it unfolds on the pages of your individual book of Life.

This Greatest Story Ever Told, the story of God, begins in the night, but ends with the statement that would bring forth the Dawn of Eternity and a new race of spiritual beings and later a new creation of the heavens and a new cleansed and purified Earth.

That statement given by the Son of God proclaimed the Dawn of Eternity from HIS CROSS. Because He alone was born to be the CRUCIFIED.

A statement that put all the powers of Hell on notice that God had now established a beachhead in this war-torn place called Earth.

The war of the ages had finally reached the beginning of its end.

God planted HIS Sign into the Judean dirt in Jerusalem. The sign was the Cross; the wood upon which HIS Son Jesus hung. The statement was the one heard throughout the Created Universe, when Jesus the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roared forth Tetelestai… “IT IS FINISHED”

This scene of the life of Christ has been portrayed over and over showing a weak Christ giving up His Spirit to His Father and then whispering it is finished.

I have news for you. Christ came into this battleground called earth as a Lamb, but He left earth as the LION of the Tribe of Judah. That word Tetelestai still echoes throughout the Heavens.

Satan hears its echoes every day, since the Crucifixion of Jesus. And satan knows that his time is short and his ending is sure…and satan trembles before the God who made him and will UN- make him.

“Tetelestai.” The most powerful single word of all of Jesus ministry. It was also his last word. It was the word that turned this apparent tragedy into a scene of Victory that shook the earth, split rocks, changed history, raised saints from the dead and tore away the temple curtain that kept people out of the Holy of Holies.

“Tetelestai” doesn’t translate simply, we have to make a phrase out of it – “It is finished.” But still some of its power is lost in the translation. In the Greek, it implies that something has come to an end, it has been completed, perfected, accomplished in the full and that something has consequences that will endure on and on.

Luke 23:46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Mark 15:37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.

Mathew 27:50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.

DO I BELIEVE IN GOD?

This is where all things begin. But before I can move forward I have to decide whose God I believe in? The cry of humanity is that there is One God. However, when I study the religions of men and the multiple gods that are portrayed, they are ALL Different. The characteristics of the gods of men are not alike. So, it begs the question, which god is real, which is false. Because there can only be ONE TRUE GOD.

Here are some thoughts to ponder. Everyone believes in something by faith? Yet proving that faith in something by experience and emotions is impossible. The atheists cannot prove there is no God.
The Pantheists cannot prove that everything is God. Nor can the agnostics prove that it is impossible to know one way or the other.

Denying the existence of God does not dispel the mysteries of life. We as human beings are unwillingly drawn to something greater than ourselves.

Today many scientists who believe in evolution also believe that the universe in all of its immensity and complexity did not just happen. Many are compelled to acknowledge the likelihood of an intelligent designer.

Open the Book of Genesis and meet the designer of the EARTH, the UNIVERSE, and YOURSELF. GOD is also the author of human history with a chosen interest in the Jewish people.

From the exodus of God’s people Israel to the coming of the Jewish Messiah, the God of the Bible rests His case on events witnessed in real time and locations you can visit today. From the beginning of Old Testament history, Israel’s past, present and future was pre-written.

Together with other Prophets, Moses predicted not only Israel’s possession of the land but also, her unparalleled suffering and dispersion throughout the whole earth, her eventual repentance, and then finally her last days of restoration where only 1/3 will recognize their Messiah Jesus and will be saved and 2/3 will turn away from the True Messiah, putting their faith in the false messiah and be lost for eternity.

Please read:
( Deuteronomy 28-34, Isaiah 2:1-5, Ezekiel 37-38 and Zechariah 12: 9-11, Zechariah 13: 7-9)

HIS GREAT COMMISSION

JESUS wants me to focus only on His Great Commission. To be part of His plan to save people from themselves as they walk blindly through this life to the edge of a cliff overlooking the abyss. The abyss is a place that God created not for man, but for the devil and his angel followers…a place called Hell.

How serious is this call on your life? Have you really thought it through? Have you counted the cost of becoming not a disciple, not a servant… but a SLAVE?

Are you a broken person sick of even your smallest sins? Do you understand your helpless situation, as you will someday be called to stand before a Holy God? Are you willing to forsake everything in your life and re-prioritize everything to accommodate His Will for your life?

His demands are that of The Lord (Kurios) to us His slave (Dulas)…the only response possible from a slave is that of obedience. In Luke 6:46 Jesus said… “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?”

It is through obedience that a true slave shows their love for their master. And in response the MASTER will show His Love for His Slave. To be His disciple means He comes before your family, friends, personal plans, ambitions, and everything else that you want in this world.

You do not serve a friend; you are the slave of the Lord. His authority over you is non-negotiable. He is Sovereign.

When you understand this relationship between you and your Lord, then He is your friend and He grants you the privilege of being His servant. When this happens your hearts, cry will be …May the end of my days be greater than their beginning as I serve The Living Son of God. Your passion and your joy will be to keep turning over the hourglass so you can gain more time here to serve HIM.

Because in the end of our time here each one of us wants to hear Jesus say… “Well done, my good and faithful Servant.” Then what was once lost will be found…it’s you. For in JESUS you will find yourself. You began in His mind and you will continue to be on His mind forever.

And so; the Friend that we most feared in the beginning of our relationship will acknowledge us as a brother who loves each of us with a love greater than we can ever know…because we have become part of HIS new eternal family.

A family that is truly all for one and one for all. Everyday you live is a new day filled with HIS Mercy and Grace; so You can Begin Again and Serve The LORD.

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!