HIS WILL…

HIS WILL for you is simple. It has never changed.

As a believer you no longer walk this road alone. You are always in the company of the Holy Spirit who is IN you and empowers you and guides you on your journey home. This journey of life you are on has a predetermined purpose designed by God for you.

God’s promise of life to you means more than this short physical life you now have. He promises you that you are an eternal being and that your life will never end. He created you to live forever.

You may have ailments in this life like cancer or you may be poor or you may have your health and be rich. No matter what your circumstances are you will not die until the plan and the purpose of God for you is completed.

God uses everything and everyone, both good and evil, all for His Good Purposes. If you’re a believer in JESUS, you will live your entire life under the wings and the shadow of protection of Almighty God.

Not only do you have the Holy Spirit within, guiding you. But you also have Holy Angels that surround you, defending you in a dimension that is true reality as opposed to this temporary physical dimension we live in.

The Word of God was given to us to learn from the examples of people who walked these roads before us. Their stories represent life lessons for us to review and benefit and grow from. They have conquered life’s adversities. You could say that they made it out of life alive. They have already died so they can live for ETERNITY in HEAVEN.

Our Bible is the only true book of Hope given by a Father to His children so they might always remember Him. We need to remember that He has been with us since before we were born and will be with us after this physical life is over.

For like Him we too are Eternal and will have never ending life. So in a real sense you my friend are invincible. You will not die until the last second of the plan God has created for you is finished.

That plan has to do with the WILL of God for your life. No, it’s not for a new car, or new job or new home. It’s not for clothes or all the things this world seduces believers with. His WILL is simple. It has never changed. His WILL is for you to share the Gospel…to make disciples. That is the supreme mission in this life. We live solely to plant the True Gospel into the hearts of all those within the reach of our hands and the sound of our voice.

The HOLY DAY of EASTER is almost here.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is about an EMPTY TOMB.
And Believers in Jesus are on the road home to Heaven.
Because we know the Truth… that HISTORY is really HIS-STORY…the Story of JESUS… the SON OF GOD.

And you and I are written on every page of the Old & New Testaments…because we were created for HIM.

You and I…We Were Born in the Mind of God before He Created the Heavens and the Earth.

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

Our Journey of Life on planet earth began when we came out of our mother’s womb. Very soon as we get older we find that life is bitter / sweet.

We quickly learn that life is a journey of choices and consequences that have a direct impact on us and those we love. Yet there is another impact on something else we cherish, it’s called Time.

We evaluate TIME by looking into a mirror. Our minds record what we look like as a teenager, young adult, middle age, old age and then the Ancient of Day’s.

Time can be felt in two ways. Through our bodies and through our minds. What happens to most of us is that we lose track of time. Our lives during our journey of life become overloaded. Then we need to begin multitasking to keep up with life at a rate that we in essence cannot keep up with. We do not think of nor recognize the fact that this physical existence called life has a time limit.

So when we are faced with our Time Running Out, whether young or old, we continue to focus only on the Time we have left. Never once considering the fact that each of us is an Eternal Being created by GOD.

We think in terms of the grave that awaits us as our bodies turn back into dust. We don’t realize that when this House of Clay turns back to dust; the real me, the real you contained within, is released into eternity.

The real big Question for each of US is what happens next? But there is a greater question we need to understand before we die…. Who Can I Place MY HOPE IN for My ETERNAL LIFE? I believe you would agree that this is the most important question to answer while we still live on this earth.

Before you can answer that question you must first have answers to the following questions. Who Am I, How Did I Get Here, What Am I to Do Here On Earth, Where Am I Going When I Die?

We do not want to hear answers that are based on Legends, Myths, Fairy Tales and Lies. We desperately need to know the Truth that will tie our Birth, Life, Death and Eternity together. Because without the TRUTH we will find that we have nothing to stand on before a HOLY GOD.

There is another QUESTION that Echoes throughout the heavens from Eternity Past, The Present and Eternity Future. It’s THE QUESTION that JESUS WILL ASK each of us when we stand before HIM alone.

…Who Do You Say That I AM?

The Short Answer to that question is :

IN JESUS I FOUND ME !

Romans 8 says…For those God FOREKNEW, He also PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, so that Jesus would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He PREDESTINED, He also CALLED; those He CALLED, He also JUSTIFIED; those He JUSTIFIED, He also GLORIFIED !

IN JESUS

DEAR LORD JESUS,

I promise to continue to FOLLOW YOU, walking in the Shadow of Your CROSS this New Year.

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.

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 from Myself. Since that Moment in Time my past is no longer my future. I have walked by FAITH for 32 years 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 Heart every day. IN YOU JESUS i found me.

May YOU Come in this NEW YEAR.
AMEN

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

Amen and Amen

Slice of Bread and a Kind Word

A MOMENT IN TIME…CHRISTmas 2002

A Slice of Bread and a Kind Word

I went this past Saturday as I usually do to the Great Harvest Bread Company. Going there has become a ritual that my taste buds look forward to. I love bread and bread loves me and so it seems do the people there.

They love what they do and their enthusiasm for life reaches out to everyone who walks in through the door. They remind me of the old movie of Robin Hood, they are the Merry Men of the Forest. Or, they are the Happy Elves of Santa’s Workshop.

The place is all smiles and everyone has a kind word as they share a slice of bread with you…free of charge…just so you get a taste to enjoy.

These seemingly simple people earn their hourly wage selling bread for a living.I wonder what kind of existence that possibly can be?

Don’t they know that there is much more to life than selling bread and sharing their enthusiasm and joy with everyone who comes to their table? You see they are in love with their work providing bread for all who come in.

Do you smell something Biblical here?

You see God has asked each of us to both share a slice of bread…the living bread of life and to share a kind word…the word of life …HIS Word…with all those who come to our table.
If we do, then He has promised us Joy and Smiles as we live our lives in Honor of the One who gave us Life before the foundations of the world were ever made.

Who is this Bread of Life that we are to share with those who are hungry and come to our table?

If you have not succumbed to the disease of political correctness by referring to the coming season as a “Holiday”… If you know the Reason for The Season… If you understand that this holiday is really a celebration of The HOLY ONE who came to us on This HOLY Day, and you are not ashamed to speak His Name. Then you know the Bread of Life is Jesus.

Are you aware that Jesus, the Bread of Life, was born in the city of Bethlehem? Were you aware that the word Beth…Lehem in Hebrew is translated the City of Bread, so that Jesus the Bread of Life was born in the City of Bread.
This is but one of hundreds of prophetic details that come together between the Old and New Testament to reveal the identity and person of the Messiah of Israel, the Son of God…. the Christ of Christmas.

So God asks you to share a slice of life giving bread with those who come to your table during this CHRISTmas HOLYday. The only way you can do this is to speak on behalf of the one who bought you with His own blood on the Cross.
Tell them your story of coming to faith in HIM.

When you do this your very words will speak life to them; for their faith will only come through hearing the life giving words of God through your lips.

God has armed each of us that believe in Him with a slice of bread and a kind word to share with those we love. There is one more point to this little story. The reason has to do with the name of the company that makes the bread that I love.

It’s the word HARVEST. Truly, Truly…the harvest is ripe all around you. The need is everywhere and the workers of the harvest have always been few. But, if you are one of them, He is now One with You. There is nothing you cannot achieve with the Lord of Hosts on your side, when you speak of HIM.

So go to the Great Harvest Bread Company, tell them Ernie sent you. Buy some bread and prepare your kind words. Then call someone over to your house this Christmas and make some coffee, and as you both sit down share the bread and the words of life with them face to face.

God will honor your attempt to speak for HIM and you will feel the joy of His presence in your heart and the touch of HOLY angels wings on your cheek as they put a protective hedge around the two of you; as the Holy Spirit whispers their name.
“ETERNITY stepped into TIME and MANNA (the bread of Heaven) came to earth to be the Bread of Life, as EMANUEL (God With Us), was born in the Flesh in BETHLEHEM (the City of Bread).”

Ernie
In JESUS I found me