FATHERS Blessing

 

Father, Change Me!

When I cry out in desperation, trying to reach deep within the darkness of who I am to find me

LET ME NOT BE THERE.

I want yours to be the only hand reaching out from my heart
within me

TOO ME.

I want yours to be the only heart that beats deep

WITHIN ME.

I want you to be the only person that I can find

WITHIN ME.

For I want to grow up and be just like you

AND NOT BE LIKE ME.

In JESUS….. I found me!

WORD OF GOD

SCRIPTURE IS ALIVE

Scripture was written by God to reveal Himself. It is the only authoritative and absolutely reliable record of man’s origin, dilemma, salvation and destiny. It serves as man’s only moral and spiritual standard. God inspired every word of the original manuscripts, and they were without error in every detail.

The Bible is the only completely trustworthy source of knowledge about God. Man cannot learn all he needs to know about God from human reason, philosophy or even experience. God alone is the source of the knowledge about Himself, and He has chosen to reveal Himself in the Old and New Testaments, HlS HOLY BIBLE, and in no other book.

3 things to remember as you walk the Narrow Road Home to Heaven:

Don’t be afraid:
Too many of us are afraid to witness to people.
Too many of us are intimidated by non-believers.
Too many of us have weak faith and live in anxiety.

Don’t forget:
We forget who we are in Christ.
We forget that the Battle is His.
We forget that the Ending has been written and WE are on the Winning Side.

Don’t be ashamed:
Don’t ever be ashamed to say the name of the one who died for you. Don’t ever be afraid to defend HIM when people or worse your friends misuse HIS name. Don’t ever be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Jesus promises:
To be with you, always…in every situation.
The Battle is already won. No one can hurt you.
The Bible says “if God is for you, who can stand against you!

Jesus bought and paid for you…your orders are clear…don’t stand on the sidelines…get into the Battle!

RED SKY

 

Its morning and I am on my way to work. It’s a grey morning with clouds filling the sky to the North, South and West. To my left is the Eastern sky. You can see clearly the beginning of daybreak.

The sky in the east is filled with an intense reddish orange color and it is raining. Along the side of the road are innumerable telephone poles, which as most of you know speaks to me of Cross Everywhere.

I am reminded by looking at the Eastern sky that most of us would look at it and say how beautiful this color is that seems to be growing and approaching us. It actually looks like it is pushing back the darkness and the clouds of deep grey.

Most of you would say the scene of color developing and moving toward you reminds you of Christ coming in love for His world.

But for me, I look at the Eastern sky and I see fire. And I do not think of the lamb that died on the Cross; I think of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The one who is Holy, Holy, HOLY who IS coming not in love anymore, but in judgment !

And the rain for me is the tears of God, knowing so well that so very many will perish when He comes and yet it is His wish that none should perish, but all would turn to HIM and gain eternal life rather than eternal death.

The Crosses all around me on my ride into work are still there every morning and evening when I come home. They are a constant reminder to me of the loving arms of Jesus that were nailed open in love.

If people would just look up and see HIM, they would be reminded that only through HIM can they escape the coming Judgment. As long as they have breath in their lungs they have time to make this life changing eternal decision.

Christ said when HE comes the 2nd time, in Luke Ch. 18 vs 8… “when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

The answer is not very many, only a Remnant, a few.

Will you be one of those with faith in HIM?

Gods timing has always fascinated me, especially when pre-written history comes to pass before humanity. For century’s people have read the following with Blind Eyes, and Deaf Ears. They are the majority according to Biblical Standards who are fools, having no wisdom in them.

In the Old Testament God prophesied of His Messiah’s coming in Isaiah 7: 10-14…”Ask a sign for yourself from the Lord your God; make it deep as Sheol (hell) or high as Heaven!  Then GOD said LISTEN now… therefore the Lord Himself will give you a Sign: Behold a Virgin will be with Child and bear a Son, and she will call His Name IMMANUEL (God with us).

The first Christmas was perfectly timed as described in the New Testament. Galatians 4:4-5 says, “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law.”

What is the fullness of time? God’s sovereign timing. He ordered world events so everything was ready for Christ’s coming and the subsequent outreach of the apostles.

God is doing no less today in ordering the events of the world for His Son’s second and final coming again.

A CHRISTmas  THOUGHT…

One king held the Frankincense. One king held the Purest Gold. One king held the Myrrh.

And One KING held the HOPE of the world. 

“I don’t know what the future holds…but I do know JESUS holds the future in HIS  NAIL PIERCED HANDS !!!”

May you seek God with all your heart mind and strength…so that TRUE wisdom and discernment will be found in you.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Chloe’s CHRIST- mas… Wish

I found Chloe thoughtfully looking out the window. I said what are you thinking about? She said I was wondering how much longer before JESUS COMES AGAIN?

I told her it would be soon. She then said to me…
My friends and I have been talking about how we all have known Jesus from birth. That we are very happy we all will see each other in heaven at the reunion.

But then several of them puddled up with tears and began to bark out to Jesus, begging Him to save our parents. Our lives on earth with our parents is so very short compared to the length of time they have to live.

Yet time continues to run out daily and with it hope also runs out for my friends who have parents that do not know Jesus as Savior and Lord.

GOD gave me and my friends UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and the Burden of our Salvation is Great when we think of going to Heaven … but never seeing our parents and so many we love again.

I told Chloe that Prayer Works in GODS Time not ours and to never stop praying or giving up hope that they will come to know HIM in Time…..while Time Still Exists.

Then I held her and said LOVE, LOVE Chloe, as she smiled and kissed me several times. Then she said to me I am so very thankful to JESUS that both you and mommy know HIM as LORD and we will always be together…FOREVER.

Stop the Biblical Bickering.

The order of Biblical world events will not change; no matter how much we argue about them among ourselves.

The unfolding events are Pre-Written HIS – STORY. IF You’ve read the Bible, you know the Past, Present and Future of Mankind. You know the story and its outcome. Stop continually complaining about the events in our world and the politics of our country. This entire world including our country currently belongs to Satan the god of this world. You will not change the events that are coming. The world is drinking from its Communion Cup that contains its Blood, and Sewage mixed with Evil.

As an individual believer in Christ you can only make a REAL Difference doing one thing. SHARE the TRUE GOSPEL of JESUS with everyone you Love and have relationships with ! ! !

The World and our Universe as we know it is going to implode very soon. As Believers, I am positive that NO ONE wants to leave those they Love behind !

Those you Love WILL REMEMBER you Forever in Hell and cry out WHY you never told them the Truth OVER and OVER again about JESUS and HIS CROSS and Why they need to be SAVED. They will spend Eternity Reviewing their life events, but never again be able to change the decisions they made. They will be Alone, no one will hear their cries in the darkness and flames that surround them forever.

You are Blessed, because as JESUS wipes away your tears, those you left behind will become the FORGOTTEN. They will have Eternal Death as you gain Eternal Life.

FOCUS on what your SAVIOR, your LORD and KING has called You Continually to do; while you have breath in your body. Nothing is more important to you or to those you leave behind.

BE A WITNESS FOR CHRIST To Everyone YOU LOVE and to Those JESUS brings to you as you continue to be HIS VOICE and HIS LIGHT in the DARKNESS that Surrounds You.

Revelation 21

The New Jerusalem

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

Jesus is the “Light of the World”, the One who’s coming we celebrate this night.

Christmas is not about the baby. Christmas is about the One whose journey of sorrows began from eternity past. Christmas is about a small cry that finally came from the lips of God in a manger to pierce the darkness of this world. Thirty-three years later that small cry would become a deafening Roar from the lips of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; the God / Man on the Cross as He proclaimed, “It Is Finished” as sin was conquered for all time and eternity.

Four centuries of silence passed between the Old Testament and the New Testament. God had not spoken to His people for 400 years until the deafening silence was broken by the cry of baby.

The first thing a baby does when it leaves the comfort of its womb and enters the world is to cry. But the second thing a baby does after it cries is to weep tears.

The silence of the ages was broken as God cried. The tears of God washed over His small face. The hidden face of God became real to us as God entered the world a newborn babe to live among us (Emmanuel); but with a broken heart.

The baby’s cry says to me, it is enough. No longer must you “Wonder as you Wander” in the night seeking refuge from your pain and wounds. “Come, O Come”, bring your pain and sorrows and your wounds to me.

Those of you who know sorrow are closest to my heart. “Come, O Come”, worship me with your wounds for I have been wounded for you. I am the God who came to be broken for you, the God with a broken heart who comes to make all things new again.

God has said He collects all the tears you shed during your life in a bottle, but what of HIS tears, the tears of God?

Eden had known no tears….no rain from the sky. Eden had only known the light reflected from the face of God. With the first disobedient bite in the Garden of Eden, came the fall of mankind and brought the very first tear of sorrow to the eyes of God.  And for the first-time darkness entered the world.

With the passing of time Sin grew worse and covered the earth until the days of Noah. God had collected all the tears of a fallen world that He could stand to hold. And then, the collected tears of a fallen world began to rain down from the face of God and fill the earth.

The fallen people that never cried looked up with fallen eyes in surprise as the tears they had never known washed down their faces. The tears fell from the sky, and so it was that the tears from the broken heart of God washed over the earth.

CAN YOU SEE…

 

Can You SEE with the EYES of Your HEART ?

When I came to know HIM in May of 1985, it was as my JUDGE. I learned firsthand back then, what it meant to Fear the Lord. I Repented of my Sin, but I still felt alone.

Years Later:

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 now understand that 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.

Yet two other titles meant the most to me, because they express the essence of who Jesus is both in the past and in the future. He Is the LAMB who was Slain for my sins, and the LION who is Coming Again to take me home.

Yes, He is all of the later and much 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 HE is a FATHER and we, you and I are HIS children. HE loves each one of us so very much that not only the Angels Rejoice when we came to know Christ. But the Father Sings over us.

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Michael Card described the Faith we have during our journey home.
“To hear with my heart, to see with my soul. To be guided by a hand I cannot hold. To trust in a way that I cannot see. That’s what faith must be.”

Something to Look Forward To

 

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
JESUS WILL GIVE YOU A WHITE STONE
WITH YOUR NEW ETERNAL NAME WRITTEN ON IT.

34 years ago I became a Believer in YESHUA / JESUS. I like to collect things that remind me about the LORD. I found this White Stone way back then. At first I just liked the stone itself. But then while reading my Bible I was amazed to find out about another white stone that the Lord will give each one of us.

Know in your heart of hearts that nothing happens in our lives that is not planned or allowed by the Lord. JESUS lives daily within us through the Holy Spirit who is with us every moment of every day of our life.

The LORD has promised never to leave us or forsake us… as we hold HIS NAIL SCARRED HAND and walk with HIM on the NARROW ROAD …HOME TO HEAVEN.

Revelation 2:17…He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone inscribed with a new name, known only to the one who receives it.

Isaiah 56:5 …I will give them, in My house and within My walls, a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Isaiah 62:2 …Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.

Isaiah 56:5 …I will give them, in My house and within My walls, a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

My Masters Hand

Thankful for the TOUCH of my Masters Hand

If you know Jesus as your Savior & Lord then know in your heart, mind and soul that you are an ordinary person in the hands of an EXTRAORDINARY God.

In this life we must walk in Faith. We walk before God strong in heart but often weak in our faith. We keep asking for signs, for fleeces testing His promises to each of us as believers. Yet like a good, kind and gentle father…our ABBA, our Daddy, continues to hold our hand and lead us home to be with Him where we finally will be able to walk by sight.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am but an alien here. Yet I will do all I can to serve my Lord until the day He calls me home. I look forward to that day and long to hear the words of Victory that will be spoken directly to me by Him…

“Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant”. Until then I have HIS SHALOM !!!

I walk the shadow lands of this earth that soon will be no-more. I speak HIS Words not my own to fallen hearts that have no idea of what is to come or where they will spend eternity. I am not called to be a candle in the darkness, but a PILLAR of FIRE in this wilderness. I do none of this in my own strength, but through the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT who lives within me and guides me.

I wake up each morning filled with HIS TEARS for all those I love that do not know HIM. I am a DULAS of CHRIST. That word has been used incorrectly for centuries to mean servant. The word means SLAVE.

HE is my MASTER, I have no will but to do HIS WILL until HE COMES. I am a True Alien here; living among earth dwellers that do not understand that they are “But Dust”. May you realize before it is too late that JESUS Came to SAVE YOU from Yourself !

When you stand before the door of eternity you will open it and see a light bulb with a pull chain before you. If you have not accepted JESUS as your SAVIOR, the door will open before you and you will pull the chain to turn on the light, but instead you will turn on the DARKNESS…. Forever.