THE BEGINNING OF FORGIVENESS

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You either belong to YOU or you belong to GOD.

GOD all through Scripture (Old & New Testaments) uses topical Dualism to contrast and make clear the choices human beings have during their short earthly physical existence on Planet Earth.
The Truth of Scripture (pre-written history) makes clear the earthly Consequences and Eternal Consequences of living your life according to your will and not GODS WILL.

Your life is full of choices. Most of your choices not only affect you but also have earthly repercussions on your family and others you have relationships with. BUT there is ONLY ONE CHOICE that has Eternal Consequences for you ALONE.

The following list of opposites represent two roads to two different locations. GOD uses the theme of dualism within the lives of the people we read about within HIS BIBLE to teach us life lessons that will help us avoid our pain and the pain our choices cause others.

The Cover of the Bible is the door to your journey to two destinations. Its pages speak TRUTH, while warning of the Consequences of not obeying the messages written by GOD specifically to YOU.

I put the following together so you could begin reading the Bible for 10 minutes a day keeping in mind the list below. These two lists represent your journey to your Forever Place. These Themes are ALL throughout the Scriptures. Treat your body with a cookie when you begin. Then continue to read and let GOD FEED YOUR SOUL.

DUALISM THEMES:

Food: Earthly (nourish flesh) or Heavenly (nourish soul = eternal life)
Dimensions: Physical or Spiritual
Roads: Wide or Narrow
People: Lost or Found
Types: Many or Few
Cities: Earthly Jerusalem or New Jerusalem
Bodies: Physical or Spiritual
Feeling: Pain or JOY
Actions: Evil or Good
Results: Chaos or Order
Church: Tares or Wheat
CROSS: Unrepentant Thief or Repentant Thief
Wills: My Will or Gods Will
Results: To Sin or NOT to SIN?
Eternal: Death or Life
Forever: Hell or Heaven
Greeting: Darkness or SONshine

Desperation: No Faith + No Mercy + No Grace = NO Hope = Eternity
without God
HIS PEACE: FAITH in JESUS + Mercy + Grace = HOPE = ETERNITY
WITH GOD

TGIF: THANK GOD I’M FORGIVEN !

My Mommy and My Daddy

All through HIS WORD GOD makes it clear that He knows everything about us:
The number of hairs on our heads
He knew us before we were conceived
He chose us when He planned creation
He determined the exact time of our birth
The days of our lives are written in His book
Every good gift comes from His hand
He loves us with an everlasting love
His thoughts about us are more than the sand of the seashore
He rejoices over us by singing

Didn’t my (Holocaust Survivor) parents both know and understand this?

The answer is no.

The One True God says to each of us:

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. He is the exact representation of my being. He came to demonstrate that I am for you not against you and to tell you that I am not counting your sins.

My Son died so that you and I could be reconciled. His death on the Cross-was the ultimate expression of my love for you. I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.

Receive my son as your savior and nothing will ever separate you from my love again…and you can come home to me.

My mother spent the last year of her life in a nursing home with a feeding tube in her. She was in a fetal position and the only reflection of life you could see was in her eyes.

I visited my mother two days before she died. I wiped away the tears from her eyes… and said goodbye.

The last time I saw my father alive he was crying. I said what is wrong. He said he felt pain in his heart that he was leaving me alone in the world. He said he loved me deeply.

God in his mercy to me sparked the flame of eternal life in my mind and heart after my parent’s death. It took their death’s to place my feet onto the road to life in Christ.

I have learned through those I love that out of death God brings forth life. And out of pain God grants wisdom.

This is the Promise of the ONE TRUE and Living God to all His children…to all those precious in His sight,to all those that come to HIM through HIS SON…that He is still on the Throne and He is involved in every detail of your life.

He knew you before the foundations of the earth were formed, and He called you into existence in eternity past. He will hold you in the palm of His hand until the day He takes you home to be with HIM in the future.

We are creatures of time,created by God for eternity. Today we live from one God Moment to another. In eternity we will live IN THE MOMENT, forever with God.

May HIS Joy and HIS Shalom fill all the days of your life as you live to fulfill HIS purposes for your life.

Amen and Amen

The Simple Gospel

I wrote this in 2001 to my middle son and his wife. Maybe it will help you to talk to your kids.

Are you going up?

I know you both probably humor me when I try to communicate my faith in Christ to you. But I wanted you both to know that it takes more than two people to make a marriage.

The 3rd person is Jesus. Love between a man and a woman without Jesus will end at the grave. But love between a man and a woman, centering on Jesus the Messiah of Israel and the Christ of His True Church; is a love that will continue on into Eternity. The same applies to your love for the kids. In order for all of you to stay together into Eternity you each need faith in the Son of God.

The Bible is not difficult to understand. The Old and New Testaments were given by God through the prophets and the apostles; but the Words are ALL Gods words and they are simple enough for even a child to understand.

The Good News (the Gospel) is simple. You were born with the disease of Sin. Because of that inheritance God will not allow you into His Heaven. But because God loves you He sent His Son Jesus to die on a Cross to pay the penalty of your sin, be buried and then Rise from the Dead. Because HE LIVES, those who have faith in HIM …Will Live Also.

The historical facts of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus speak for themselves; they need no defending. When you truly understand you will find that the one who has the very first place in your marriage. The one each of you will love first …will be Christ, then the two of you will occupy second place.

(Son) your heritage is Jewish, (Wife) your heritage is Christianity. Both meet at the foot of the Cross of Christ. In Christ there is no Jew nor Christian…only Children of the One True and ONLY GOD. Only HIS Children have Eternity to spend together. Everyone else spends Eternity ALONE.

Love you all very, very, much…Grandpa Ernie

Living by Faith not by Sight

Today we live by faith rather than by sight. It’s difficult for most of us to do this. But God has given us a mind to think and reason with. It is my hope and prayer that you will be able to engage your mind and think thru the defendable prophetic and historical facts of Scripture.

Jesus is hidden in Old Testament Messianic Prophecies and Jesus is revealed in the Jewish New Testament. He is the Son of God, the Messiah of Israel, the Christ of His Church and accepting Him as Lord and Savior is your only hope of Heaven while you have physical life here.

When you seriously Seek God through reading and studying His Word, you will understand that:

Faith is trust based on evidence, we choose to believe.

GOD BECAME A MAN so HE could rescue “Some of us” that Believe.

No one has been left out of His invitation to come to Him; not even you.

The Bible IS the autobiography of God.

When Jesus died on the Cross He said “It is Finished”…but it is by NO Means the end of the story!

The “Greatest Story Ever Told” is about New Beginnings, a New Creation, a New Universe, a New Earth that will join with Heaven…and a New You.

Salvation is not about mans religion, but about a Personal Relationship between you and the SON of GOD.

“God has planted eternity in the hearts of all men”…if you but seek HIM and understand you will gain the assurance of your Salvation.

In Whom Do You Put Your Faith?

FAITH: who or what do you place your faith in and why?
This is your ultimate quest. To find out who to place your faith in!

F Faith comes as a gift from God to each of us based on His unchanging promises to all who will seek Him with all their heart, mind and strength.

A Faith is Available to everyone who seeks and asks to believe. “God help my unbelief and fill my heart with Faith.”

I Faith when accepted grows in strength daily and lives Inside all who believe. We have the Holy Spirit living inside of us to guide us and purify us daily.

T Faith will Take you on this great journey called life. Faith will give you joy in the journey and peace in the storms because the ONE in whom you believe promises to never leave you or forsake you.

H Faith will take you Home when your journey ends here so you can begin the greatest adventure of your life when you step onto the shores of Heaven and look out at HIS Universe waiting for you to explore.