TO BE HIS WITNESS

God has a plan from Eternity Past; for every day, every hour, and every breath of life, word spoken and written; that would come out of me while here on Earth. That is the lesson HE taught me in 2012 after heart surgery for 2 – 80% blockages. I am not mine, I am HIS.

God saved me for a reason. That reason is so I would tell everyone the Good News of Salvation through Christ. However, there is NO GOOD News without understanding the BAD NEWS First. Also, there is no real SALVATION without REPENTANCE. So, the journey begins with the FEAR OF GOD. I believe sounding the alarm of what is coming now, is the only reason that God allows me to live another day. To share His Gospel means knowing enough about Jesus in Scripture; so, we can not only proclaim HIM to the Lost but also Defend HIM before people who Mock God.

Yes, witnessing is tough! I have learned through the years to look for the storms. In the beginning of my walk of faith, fear would come knocking on my door. But now I realize that without the storms I would not have my strong faith in Christ and His Promises; that now make me who I am. I have spent years on Gods Anvil being molded by hammer blows. In HIS Mercy to me now He uses a chisel.

I wear biblical contact lenses through which I see the world as it really is. And I have a hearing aid tuned to the whispers of God as He gently leads me through each storm. So now through living life and gaining wisdom through pain; I have knowledge and personal experiences so I can share my faith with those HE brings across my path.

We are not alone in this battle. In fact, what we are called to do is just speak. The Holy Spirit will give us the words. It’s a matter of confidence. Confidence placed in the Holy Spirit; not us.

Perhaps your motivation and confidence is weak because you fear going against the Tsunami of Political Correctness that now governs our country and maybe some people you love. Perhaps you don’t feel confident because you are afraid you will not know the answer to the questions people will ask you. Just remember its ok to say I will get back to you. At least the conversation can continue another day. Then go home and prepare.

Or perhaps you just don’t know how to bring the subject up. God, is in charge of opening opportunities for each of us to witness. Your responsibility is to recognize them and open the door to the encounter.

Then through prayer turn it over to the Holy Spirit, for He is there with you. You are responsible only to plant the seeds; the Holy Spirit will water those seeds with the very tears of God to make them grow.

I can now stand alone for Christ, because in reality, the Holy Spirit is in me and I am never alone. Each of us have scars and a Story to Tell. However, my scars will be gone when I get to heaven. But Jesus, will forever bear the wounds of loves eternal war. For when the kingdom comes with its perfected saints, He will still forever be known by His Scars.

nails  John 20:27 “Then he (Jesus) said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

 

GOOD SEED

Good Seed

Sometimes I become very tired of witnessing to people who only want to convince me I am wrong and they are right. When I reach that moment in time when I feel I have done all I can, I walk away.

The following is what I send to the person that remains, deaf, dumb and blind to the truth written in the Old & New Testaments.

Dear, (Put their name here)

If you do not believe in the One True God then your faith system is in yourself, and in the opinions of others. In 1982, I was much like you. Then my father had his 3rd heart attack and died under strange circumstances that caused me to begin a 3 year search through multiple religions to find God.

Everyone said there was only one God, yet the gods of these religions (man made religions) all had a different god, described in their holy books. I looked at each religion from the standpoint of proving them using History, Science, and Archaeology.

The only Book that I could believe in described the One True GOD in the Old and New Testament Scriptures. The thing that most of all brought me to my knees was Prophecy; which simply put means that the Bible is pre-written history, which is impossible unless the one who wrote it is outside of time. The Bible is the only Book that has hundreds of detailed descriptions of events that have all come true. None of the other man made religions have that.

I do not believe in myths, legends or fairytales. My Faith rests in the work of Jesus, the Son of God, who came to die on the Cross for you. Jesus is the one who Rose from the Dead, walked this earth again then ascended up to heaven and said He was coming back again soon. Prophecy supports the Old Testament in every detail that is fulfilled by Jesus Christ. And HIS story– History… supports every detail of His Life lived here on earth.

You owe it to yourself to study the Bible to disprove what I am saying. Because until you have read it at least once, we have no common ground to continue this conversation.

Get a complete Bible with the Old Testament and New Testament. I suggest the MacArthur Study Bible…English Standard Version http://www.gty.org. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John first then go into the Old Testament and read the Book of Isaiah. In Isaiah, you will find the details written 700 years before death, burial, ascension of Jesus the Son of God. Then read through the Bible once to see that it is really the pre-written History of the coming of the Messiah the Savior and the end of Mankind as we know it and the New Beginning of the Universe. And that you and I are Eternal Beings and will live on beyond our own death either in Heaven with Jesus or in Hell without HIM.

When you have read the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Isaiah and Revelation at least once we then can continue this conversation. You owe it to yourself and to no one else to find out who the TRUE GOD IS.

You are now on my prayer list. May the One True GOD bless you as you SEEK HIM OUT. You will be amazed as you read HIS Word that you will find yourself written within its pages.

ernie

Sometimes a letter is better, because they will read the letter and there is no one there to argue with. It’s OK to walk away. Luke 18:8, Mark 6:11 and Luke 8: 5-7

To Be His Witness

To Be HIS Witness

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God has a plan from Eternity Past; for every day, every hour, and every breath of life, word spoken and written; that would come out of me while here on Earth. That is the lesson HE taught me in 2012 after heart surgery for 2 – 80% blockages. I am not mine, I am HIS.

God saved me for a reason. That reason is so I would tell everyone the Good News of Salvation through Christ. However, there is NO GOOD News without understanding the BAD NEWS First. Also there is no real SALVATION without REPENTANCE. So the journey begins with the FEAR OF GOD. I believe sounding the alarm of what is coming now, is the only reason that God allows me to live another day. To share His Gospel means knowing enough about Jesus in Scripture; so we can not only proclaim HIM to the Lost but also Defend HIM before people who Mock God.

Yes, witnessing is tough! I have learned through the years to look for the storms. In the beginning of my walk of faith, fear would come knocking on my door. But now I realize that without the storms I would not have my strong faith in Christ and His Promises; that now make me who I am. I have spent years on Gods Anvil being molded by hammer blows. In HIS Mercy to me now He uses a chisel.

I wear biblical contact lenses through which I see the world as it really is. And I have a hearing aid tuned to the whispers of God as He gently leads me through each storm. So now through living life and gaining wisdom through pain; I have knowledge and personal experiences so I can share my faith with those HE brings across my path.

We are not alone in this battle. In fact what we are called to do is just speak. The Holy Spirit will give us the words. It’s a matter of confidence. Confidence placed in the Holy Spirit; not us.

Perhaps your motivation and confidence is weak because you fear going against the Tsunami of Political Correctness that now governs our country and maybe some people you love. Perhaps you don’t feel confident because you are afraid you will not know the answer to the questions people will ask you. Just remember its ok to say I will get back to you. At least the conversation can continue another day. Then go home and prepare.

Or perhaps you just don’t know how to bring the subject up. God is in charge of opening opportunities for each of us to witness. Your responsibility is to recognize them and open the door to the encounter.

Then through prayer turn it over to the Holy Spirit, for He is there with you. You are responsible only to plant the seeds; the Holy Spirit will water those seeds with the very tears of God to make them grow.

I can now stand alone for Christ, because in reality the Holy Spirit is in me and I am never alone. Each of us have scars and a Story to Tell. However, my scars will be gone when I get to heaven. But Jesus, will forever bear the wounds of loves eternal war. For when the kingdom comes with its perfected saints, He will still forever be known by His Scars.

John 20:27 “Then he (Jesus) said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”