Can You Control Your Future?

“For the Joy Set before Me.” If you are familiar with the Word of God, you will notice that the quote above is incorrect. I have changed one very important word.

The word is “Him”, (Jesus)… and the phrase should read “For the Joy set before Him …He endured the Cross”.

God has many attributes of which Omniscience is one. This attribute means God knows the past, present and future. We live our lives based on yesterday. We know nothing of today until we live it, and we do not know anything about tomorrow. In fact, the future is like a mystery play or novel where the author has written a plot that unfolds with each curtain or chapter.

When we read the story, it takes us through all our emotions as we become involved in the characters. We too are living a story. Like the characters in the play or novel we too have a beginning and ending. Ours is a story with pages and chapters that represent the seasons of our lives.

We think we can control the novel by taking charge, making decisions, planning out our lives. But, if you have learned from your past experiences; you will understand that all you can do is plan in pencil. Someone else has the eraser.

Our future is a mystery to us, but not to God. God has created everything, including time. He stands outside of time, above time and sees everything at the same time. That is why He knows your beginning and ending.

Your life story is no mystery to Him and He does not want it to be a mystery to you either. So, He gave you a book to read. As with any creation the product comes with a book of instruction that we must follow.

You know what that is. It is no different than the owners’ manual you received with your new car, television or washing machine. This book called the Bible answers all your questions by the one who created you. It unveils the mystery play or novel in which your life and death are written into.

The Bible is the history of mankind’s past, present and future. It has been called HIS-Story, because it was written about Him. Your existence is not about you…it is about HIM. But look closely for you are written in the story as well. Your story is about your individual journey. The book gives you clear directions on how to find your way to two distinctly different places that will become your home forever… hell or Heaven.

The paths are clearly marked, but the choices you make along the way will determine the path you are on. The good news is that if you are on the wrong path there is always time to change. The bad news is that change of direction can only happen until your last breath. Then your destiny will be sealed by you alone, by the choices you made.

 You are responsible for your path through life and your ultimate destiny…

NOT GOD  !

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The Importance of Prayer

God holds eternity in His hands. This life is not about us…but about HIM! In God alone reside Love, Mercy and Grace…and True Pity and Compassion for us because He knows we are but dust.

Gods pity and compassion for us was embodied in His Son. In Eden Adam lived for himself and lost life with God for all of his descendants. From that day forward the sins of mankind would begin filling a cup. A cup that the second Adam, Jesus, would drink in full, taking the worlds sins upon Himself on the Cross satisfying the wrath of His Father towards us; opening by faith a way for us to regain paradise lost and have life with God.

Remember this remarkable Fact, not even Jesus, the Lord of the universe, could skirt the necessity of prayer to ready Himself for the grueling responsibility of the Cross. The Cross that Jesus chose voluntarily because He loved you and I before the foundations of the world were made.

God always waits to hear from His children. His hand is always extended towards you, for you to reach up and hold as He walks with you through the storms of life.

There is no me, only Him. I have no will except to do His will only. I trust not in myself but in His Love and care for me…I receive all things from His hand and am glad and rejoice in His Mercy.

I am precious in His sight as are all His children who respond to the call of His Son Jesus to “come, follow me”.

YOUR LIFE STORY.

God has many attributes of which Omniscience is one. This attribute means God knows the past, present and future. We live our lives based on yesterday. We know nothing of today until we live it, and we do not know anything about tomorrow. In fact, the future is like a mystery play or novel.

The author has written a plot that unfolds with each curtain or chapter.

When we read the story, it takes us through all our emotions as we become involved in the characters. We too are living a story. Like the characters in the play or novel we too have a beginning and ending. Ours is a story with pages and chapters that represent the seasons of our lives.

We think we can control the novel by taking charge, making decisions, planning out our lives. But, if you have learned from your past experiences; you will understand that all you can do is plan in pencil. Someone else has the eraser.

Our future is a mystery to us, but not to God. God has created everything, including time. He stands outside of time, above time and sees everything at the same time. That is why He knows your beginning and ending.

Your life story is no mystery to Him and He does not want it to be a mystery to you either. So, He gave you a book to read. As with any creation the product comes with a book of instruction that we must follow.

You know what that is. It is no different than the owners’ manual you received with your new car, television or washing machine. This book called the Bible answers all your questions by the one who created you. It unveils the mystery play or novel in which your life and death are written into.

The Bible is the history of mankind’s past, present and future. It has been called HIS-Story, because it was written about Him. Your existence is not about you…it is about HIM. But look closely for you are written in the story as well. Your story is about your individual journey. The book gives you clear directions on how to find your way to two distinctly different places that will become your home forever…hell or Heaven.

The paths are clearly marked, but the choices you make along the way will determine the path you are on. The good news is that if you are on the wrong path there is always time to change. The bad news is that change of direction can only happen until your last breath. Then your destiny will be sealed by you alone, by the choices you made. You are responsible for your path through life and your ultimate destiny…not God.

God sent His Hero to show you how to live and ultimately how to find your way home. God Himself has written the greatest story ever told about this Hero in a book. The name of the book is the Bible. The Hero is Jesus. The villain is satan. The theme is Salvation. This books singular purpose is to Glorify God.

Jesus …a real person.
Jesus…. who lived a real life.
Jesus…who died a real death on the Cross.
Jesus… who came back from the dead.
Jesus… whose TOMB IS EMPTY !
Jesus… who is coming back Very SOON !
Jesus…who said I will never forsake or forget you !
Jesus…who reaches out to you with HIS NAIL PIERCED HAND.
Jesus… who says TRUST IN ME TO TAKE YOU HOME !

PERHAPS TODAY !

The Spiritual Realm

The Bible gives us in-sight into the physical world we think is real; and into the invisible world that is true reality. The spiritual dimension is more real than our own existence. The spiritual realm is Eternal and the physical realm along with time is ending.

With that said WHY are the vast majority of America’s pulpits SILENT
on the topics of HEAVEN, HELL, the need for REPENTANCE, the soon coming ANTI-CHRIST, the 2nd COMING of JESUS in JUDGMENT, and the END of this WORLD System.

Heaven and Earth will soon become ONE. GOD is coming to walk with His Children Again. Either you are a Citizen of Heaven- one of His Children or you are an Earth Dweller, a child of the god of this world…with no future.

Just like people turn a deaf ear to the silent cries of the aborted in the womb. The people also do not listen to the heartbeat, the very Words of the Living God in HIS Bible regarding their future.

Why, because the majority of pulpits are silent, and the sheep are not being fed the Truth. Therefore, in a very real way the sheep are being led to Slaughter, because of weak preaching.

Jesus said in Luke 11:23…
“He who is not with Me is against Me”.

Jesus leaves you no alternative than to make a black and white choice that you will live with for ETERNITY.

You first owe it to yourself to investigate The Truth. Then your heart along with mine will go out to all those you LOVE that are on the road to nowhere.

Wake up! GOD IS COMING!

REFLECTIONS ON TRUTH

TRUTH: is acknowledging the answer Jesus gave to Pilates question “what is truth?” Jesus said…”For this I have been born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the TRUTH, everyone who is of the TRUTH hears my voice.”

T The Word of God is made up of TESTIMONIES of eyewitnesses both here on Earth and those Prophets who have been allowed to see into Heaven itself.

R The Word of God is REAL documented History. It is verifiable by Archeology, Science and Pre-written History called PROPHECY.

U The Word of God will UPLIFT your Spirit because you believe in The ONE True God; who chose to communicate with you through His Autobiography.

T The Word of God will TEST you to prove your faith is real. We are all called to evaluate ourselves by HIS Word to see if the Truth is IN Us.

H The Word of God proclaims only ONE WAY to be SAVED and get into HEAVEN. The Word of God condemns all who do not accept its Truth to a place apart from God, a destination other than Heaven.

Reflections:

As True believers who belong to The ONE True Church of Christ and have studied the Bible and plumbed the depths of the Mind and Heart of God; we have True HOPE. Why, because it is sustained by Faith and stands on the rock foundation of the Truth.

These 3 words, HOPE, FAITH and TRUTH and how they are interrelated and applied to your life will lead you to Gods purpose for mankind whom He formed from the dust of the earth and then breathed life into.

That purpose is to share the Gospel with the lost in confidence and with great boldness.

Salvation means our souls are anchored in Heaven because all our past, present and future sins have been nailed to the CROSS of CHRIST and will be remembered no more!

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JOY In Your JOURNEY

The Joy of my Legacy

It has been said by someone else that each believer is but one thread in a Grand Tapestry that is being woven throughout time by the very hand of God Himself.

Believers represent a multitude of colored threads that have been CROSS Stitched together with the one Crimson colored thread of the Lord Jesus Christ…forming a living tapestry of people who are eternal and will never die.

The embroidered story of our lives represents bitterness, sweetness; times when prayers go unanswered and we must trust in patience as we wait on the Lord. There are times of great sorrow and of great joy and worship of the Living God all woven together to tell our story.

But then something else happens. God takes our thread and weaves it to create touch points with the threads of other people and then He CROSS Stitches the Crimson thread of His Son around two people at the same time.

These times in my life have been few, but when they happen my heart grows warm within me and I feel inexpressible joy. God weaves me together with another believer or a person who is a True Seeker of Christ forming a moment in time that is precious beyond words.

It is here that I have an opportunity to strengthen the faith of someone, or to defend the name of Jesus. It is a God Moment in time where I am humbled to hear the story of another believer and how the Lord Jesus carries their Cross for them and they still through all the pain can have JOY in the Morning.

God Moments happen when we share the story of our storms in life and realize HE is always with us. God Moments happen when He becomes so real to us that our walk by Faith almost becomes a walk by sight…we can FEEL HIS Presence.

As I said these God Moments of True Reality and clarity of Mind, Soul, Heart and Purpose have been rare. When they do happen Heaven melts into Earth, my Spiritual senses become heightened within me and I feel the touch of the Masters Hand…and am humbled.

I have joy in the journey reminiscing about God Moments. These God Moments have been planned before time and in time by God Himself to help me and humble me on this journey of life.

God Moments of Joy and moments of Pain are the essence of life. Both are the tools God uses to make us more like Jesus.

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HOLY WATER ?

THE TRUE HOLY WATER:

Water has played a great part in the Greatest Story Ever Told. God made water to not only contain life, such as in the living seas and lakes and streams of the world.

But water was also created to support life as when God had Noah built the Ark. The Ark that carried animal life and the very seed of Humanity; 8 people out of multiple millions of people, through a time of Judgment.

I often think that the oceans were made up of Gods Tears collected through the pre-flood history of mankind.

A time when the oceans did not exist, but the tears of mankind did exist. The world was Evil and tears that were older than the Rain flowed continuously from the blind eyes of people with hearts made of stone and deaf ears.

Water also represents the Life of Jesus, for HE was and is and will be forever the Living Water of Life that alone quenches the thirst of His Fathers Children that will be presented to Him as a love gift.

When Jesus cried over Jerusalem His tears were HOLY WATER shed not only for His Jewish people who missed His First Coming, but also for the rest of the world that continues to miss His First Coming…and are clueless as to His Second Coming.

Jesus Wept is not only the shortest verse in Scripture, but it is the greatest insight into the heart of God. We have a God who weeps as His Creation groans and people continually remain deaf to the words He whispers to each heart saying, “today is the day of Salvation”.

Like Jesus my eyes continue to weep for the lost all around me as I continue everyday to find ways to share the Gospel.

You see in a way I have joined in the tears of water that God and His Son continue to shed for mankind. And as my tears fall into the water they too create ever expanding circles of love rippling out to the people around me, closest to me that I have relationships with; that I then share my God story with that God has promised to honor if I but open my mouth.

I am finding more opportunities to touch those around me, because when you join your tears with the tears of God and His Son Jesus, opportunities come. Then the Lord creates God Moments as He knits you together with someone else in the Tapestry of Life that only He can create.

May your compassion for the lost be like a river of life flowing out in all directions, touching the minds and hearts of everyone for miles around…while Gods eyes still shed tears.

JESUS is on His way…. time is short for those we love that do not know HIM for His Eyes come filled with Fire this time…. not water.

May God grant you courage, no matter how old you are to share your story of coming to Faith in Jesus. So Good Seed will continue to be planted into the hearts of the REMNANT that God continues to purify so that some may be saved.

Blessings to all, who Seek the Lord in Truth.

Ernie

Christian….

“In the Beginning God”, WHO:

CHRISTIAN……. you need to take the time to tell people you love about your Supernatural, Miracle Working, Promise Keeping, Living God who changed your life.

• Created the Heavens and the Earth
• Saved Noah and his family in the Ark, from the flood
• Spoke to Moses from a burning bush
• Parted the Red Sea, so Israel could walk on dry ground
• Fed millions daily for 40 years in the wilderness
• Provided guidance and protection by the Pillar of Fire
• Conquered huge nations on behalf of his chosen people
• Provided 10 commandments, written by His finger. Not for rules to follow that
make you righteous, but rules to prove you cannot keep them and to show
your need of a Savior to make you righteous
• Sent His Son, Jesus to be born of a Virgin according to prophecy
• Jesus, who healed the blind, the deaf, the leper and the diseased
• Jesus, who walked on water, then told the sea…Be Still and it listened
• Jesus , who fed 5,000 and now becomes the Bread of Life to you
• Jesus , who took your place on the Cross and died for your sins
• Jesus, who promised He would come back again!

For YOU from My Seed Bag:

Have you ever thought about the fact that God, who is Love, choose to come down to visit with us for a while and clothed Himself in flesh with a body like ours? Why would God do that?

The God of creation and the Universe, the only TRUE and Holy God became a man so we could touch Him for a while. Yes He came down to communicate to us through His words. But, I believe even more important than that He came down so He could touch us and we could touch Him.

Two thousand years ago, there was a special generation alive on the earth that walked in the cool of the day with their God, as Adam did in the Garden. This special generation lived by sight, smell, hearing and taste and had the ability to TOUCH God.

God became “Immanuel” which means God With Us. This special generation experienced God with All their senses; but they recognized HIM NOT, because they knew NOT the time of HIS COMING.

Today we live by faith alone. Faith is a special sense that God gives only to those who believe in His Son Yeshua / Jesus who came down to us with Salvation in His Hands. Those of us who believe in Him shall on one future day walk by sight, forever with Him in heaven.

Jesus while here on earth became the God / Man. But Jesus looked no different than anyone else; you could not have picked Him out of the crowd of the nation of people He was born into. There was nothing physically unusual about Him. There were only two ways of telling He was God. The first were the Words that came from His mouth and the second was the Touch of His hands.

Both His Words and His Touch performed many miracles. The miracles were designed to prove that He is God Incarnate, (God in Flesh). But there is a greater meaning behind His Words and Touch than the miracles He performed to prove to us who He is. Everything He did, He did because He loves us. He IS Love. It is because of that Love for us that He came to us.

To Jesus His coming is ALL about a Family Reunion. Every Word spoken, and every Touch felt was meant to prove His love for His family…that’s you and I.

 

 

 

The words of men Or THE WORD OF GOD?

Rabbi’s for Centuries have lifted up the Talmud, the collected wisdom of the words of rabbi’s higher than honoring the Words of the Living God in the Bible.

The teachers of Israel have a works righteousness theology developed by men that does not reflect the words of God in Isaiah 64:6 ” For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”

Gods Standard of Perfection is not our standard. The rabbis consider themselves righteous in the eyes of a HOLY GOD.

The rabbi’s and you were born with Sin and with a dead spiritual heart. Both must be healed for you to enter Gods heaven.

I recently attended an orthodox Jewish funeral service for the last remaining Holocaust Survivor in my family. My heart broke to watch family pouring 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 understand 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.

So…enough of my words. I am now going to take you on a journey of questions that are answered ONLY using Scripture in the Old Testament.
Open your Bible. Click on the link and Spend 1 Hour with GOD. At the end of the message you will be equipped to answer the only question ever asked where the answer will determine your destination after death….Who Do You say that I AM ?