The Called Out Ones

Of late I have had the distinct dis-pleasure of meeting fellow Christians who stated that ONLY their denomination had the correct interpretation of the Bible.

They made it clear to me what they believed and that they were right and the rest of the denominations were wrong.

They stated clearly what parts of the Bible they accepted.

I thought the Bible was;  ALL Gods Word or not Gods Word at all!

Having gone through this recently reminded me of the last time people wanted me to join their denomination; their version of Christianity. Many years earlier I had just come to faith in Christ out of Orthodox Judaism. I had become a completed Jew…a new Jewish believer in the Messiah of Israel, Jesus the Christ.

Many people over the course of the 3 years of my seeking God had put their witnessing efforts into me. They were Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Catholics. Each of them we’re overjoyed about my Salvation faith in Adonai Echad…the ONE Lord…Yeshua.

But each of them wanted to know what I was. I said I did not understand their question. What they wanted to know is which denomination I was going to join and worship within.

I asked why that was important. Simply put each felt their denomination had captured the essence of Gods Truth. For me to grow in Christ, to learn the Bible correctly I had to join their particular denomination.

I found each of these people to be arrogant and filled with pride. The extreme of the latter was told me by my dear Catholic friend.

“Ernie, you must come over to the ONE True Faith of Catholicism”. Why I said? He said, “ all Catholics were going to heaven and all Protestants were going to hell according to the Pope.”

To which I said to my Catholic friend and then later to each of my friends in other denominations…”I was raised a Jew and I was part of a group who thought they knew the One true God. I did not come to Christ to join one of the many new clubs that felt they had the truth”.

I came only to the Cross, to the one who came to die for me. Jesus, the Son of God, Emmanuel “God with us”…The Lord God Almighty.

Jesus the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for His Sheep; has gathered His sheep out of many nations throughout time. His sheep know His voice.

His Kingdom unfolds by His plan; it is unhindered by the quarrels of man. His Church is upheld by His hand alone. The word of God has never changed. It is the same today as it was when it was originally written. Our faith is not subject to the seasons of change that each new generation brings. For God has built His Church on the unchanging rock foundation of Christ as told only in the Word of God.

There is but ONE Faith, ONE Hope and One Baptism. One God and Father of All. There is ONE True Church, One life in the Spirit, now given freely for ALL.

Now when I am asked about which denomination I belong to I say the original. The One True Church made up of Born Again Christians and Born Again Jews. My worship and my allegiance is to the One Founder of the One True Faith…Messiah Yeshua, Jesus The Christ, the Son of God.

The door to Heaven opened at the Cross and has remained open for 2,000 years…Faith alone by Grace alone in Christ Alone.

Each of us together belong to an Ancient Faith. Together we are the called out ones…the Church…the Ecclesia.

I hope the walls that separate us will come down some time in the future. I hope we will focus on sound doctrine. I hope every Church that claims Christ will preach not only about His Love, but also about His Coming in Judgment. I hope we stop arguing about who among us is right. So once and for all we can act like family…for that is what we are…Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

Focusing on our differences and defending our points of view especially when we cannot support them by the Word of God… is wrong!

The ONLY  right is what should unify us…HIS CROSS!  The great commission is not to go out to the world and argue. We are called to go out to the world with the Gospel of Salvation in Christ alone.

The Apostle Paul set the pattern for witnessing 2,000 years ago…Preach the CROSS and His Resurrection and preach the future hope we have as believers that is established solidly in the Fact that He IS Coming Again Soon for HIS Ecclesia (called out ones), His Church.

 

The MESSAGE Behind the IMAGE

 

WE Born Again JEWS and Born Again CHRISTIANS have the TRUTH about the ONE TRUE TRIUNE GOD: The FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

We are HIS LIVING STONES, that form the CHURCH that JESUS ALONE HAS BUILT.

JESUS Calls Us to be PILLARS of FIRE to a LOST and DYING WORLD Sharing HIS TRUTH that will LIGHT the DARKNESS that Surrounds Each of Us. SHARE HIS GOSPEL with those YOU LOVE !

YESHUA Is THE SON of GOD, The LION of The Tribe of JUDAH. The OLD and JEWISH NEW TESTAMENTS Are HIS – STORY; WHAT JESUS DID ! ! !

TIME is OVER, The DAWN of ETERNITY Is UPON US. HE IS COMING BACK SOON with FIRE in HIS EYES to JUDGE Fallen Mankind.

HEAR HIS VOICE while it still can be heard. TAKE HIS HAND while it still reaches out to you. Look around you and See the Beginnings of END TIME PROPHECIES and See HELL starting to come to earth.

Matthew 24:6 “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.”

REPENT of YOUR SINS and Be SAVED from Hell. OR YOUR DESTINY is to Become One of THE LOST FOREVER.

Living Stones

His Name is Yeshua:
How is it possible NOT to know who HE Is?

I find it interesting to think back to the Triumphal Entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. Jesus came humbly and meekly sitting on the back of the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9). The crowds were crying Hosanna…Blessed is He who comes in the NAME of the Lord ! Peace in Heaven and Glory in the Highest!

Over and over again the crowd chanted in the Name of the Lord.
“And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to Jesus, Teacher rebuke Your disciples! and Jesus answered …I tell you , if these become silent the stones will cry out!”

Did you catch that thought?
…even the Stones know the NAME of Jesus.

As a believer you no longer walk this road alone, but 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.

And I remind you again that even the Stones know who Jesus Is.
How much more should those of us who are the Living Stones of His Church… KNOW HIM…and OBEY HIM?

When Jesus Comes Again…
The sun will rise and the darkness will flee. The Earth will rejoice and the leaves of the trees will clap their hands for joy. The animals will live together in peace. The angels will sing once again. All of Gods Born Again Creation Will Rejoice.

If you know the Son of God personally as your Lord and Savior you will be free from sin forever, and your name will be found in the Lambs Book of Life.

And, then the God who called you forth out of nothing will welcome you home with open arms and nail pierced hands. And for the first time in your life you too will know who Jesus really IS, because your walk by Faith will now be a walk by Sight, Forever More.

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AMEN and AMEN.

Our Awesome God

HOW AWESOME IS THE GOD WE SERVE!
He not only gave us HIS WORD, but also HIS SON!

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is not an option.
As long as you can carry your burdens alone, You don’t need a burden bearer.

As long as your situation brings you no grief, You will receive no comfort.
As long as you can take Him or leave Him, You may as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.

But, when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call on, then cast all your cares on Him…for He is waiting in the midst of your storm.

He is preparing a place for you. He is the architect of your heavenly home…its builder and interior decorator too. He knows your hearts desires, your favorite colors, flowers, your favorite views.

He chose you before the foundations of the world were made.
He knows how to surprise you. He knows what you’ve always longed for.
And in His infinite care for you, He is preparing the perfect place for you.