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God’s Gone!

God’s Gone!!

Help!! We cannot find God!!  We have a very big problem, you see, God is missing and we cannot find him, or so very many try to tell us.  King David at times in his life, when he looked to God; to his horror he discovered that God was not there, he looked far away, then close by, he looked left and looked right, up and down, and like a child lost from his parents in a large crowd, immediately cried out for a look at the “True God,” but there was just vast open expanses… Continue reading

Balaam’s Curse

Balaam’s Curse

There is an interesting story in Ancient Scripture, and this occurs just before Israel crosses the Jordan and into the “Promised Land.”  We are today on the same, but “spiritual journey,” that mirrors the Exodus, so this is critical for us, because we are about to face the same problems as we are about to cross Jordan and into the Heavenly Promised Land.  Let us re-cap the situation.  Balak is the King of the Nation of Moab and is stressed out, as out of the wilderness to his south came a few people, that is… Continue reading

What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Here is a term that we throw about in encouragement to one another and often use it ourselves in reality, almost every day, but possibly do not even realize that we are expressing “Faith” in so much more, or in so many various ways.  Let us look at the Bible for the concept from its pages.  Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he… Continue reading

New Exodus

New Exodus

Israel, “Gods People” are in Egypt, and Egypt = Sin, so God’s Kids are in a land and environment hostile and alien to them, Sin; when God desperately wants them at “His Place,” over there, which is the “Promised Land” and that is a Land where God is, and where Sin is definitely not ever present.  Exodus 8:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”  Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out… Continue reading

Ruth

Ruth

We have another book of the Bible, that is read yearly in its entirety in Jewish Synagogues, and that is the book of Ruth, well worth another read; contemplatingly.  In Short, Naomi and her husband and two sons, leave Bethlehem (the House of Bread) because a famine, “No Bread.”  Her two sons marry local girls, her husband dies, her two sickly sons die, and that is about as rough as she can take it here in a foreign land, there is now bread in “the House of Bread” so she decides that enough is enough, and she… Continue reading

Esther

Esther

Here is a wee book in the Bible; in the sequence of, Esther, Job, Psalms, which is the easiest way to find this book.  Now in Jewish Eyes, this is not only a “Historic Book,” but it is also viewed as a “Prophetic Book” in that what transpired upon God’s People back in ages past, is going to be repeated at the end of the ages, when once more, wickedness plans to destroy God’s People, but then a saviour, like Esther, is used to bring victory and salvation.

In Jewish Circles, this book is to be read in… Continue reading

Ticket to Heaven

Ticket to Heaven

 

Here is something that I have been pondering over for some time, and I think that it is about time to share this with you.  There was a, not so familiar Christian song, some years back, that had a catchy line something like this, “Jesus is your Ticket to Heaven,” and it is probably a very true statement, but wait “There’s more” as the “On Line Shopping” advertisement goes.  Quote; “The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to… Continue reading

How Committed are You?

How committed are you?

Let us explore something that I have mulled over for a while, and we will start with 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”  This concept pretty much covers everything; how you drive, talk, mow the lawn, weed the garden, play with the kids, function in your employment, socially, shopping, Church, beach, fishing, sleeping, exercising; yes everything is to be, to the Glory of God.  This certainly makes one stop and think about how well we are actually doing at; “Represent… Continue reading

Trust in God

Trust in God

Here is a summary of a long Sermon that I was sent recently, and it made so much sense, that I was compelled to share it with you all.  In 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, it says that there was division in the Corinthian Church, where each ministry was contending with dominating all the others as the most superior, and then not focusing at getting on with their own “Spiritual Gift” and working at spreading the Gospel.

Jeremiah 17:5-11 starts out this way, “Thus saith the LORD; cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh… Continue reading

With God

With God, All things are Possible.

Here is a great Testimony that will encourage you, to just trust God way, much more, and to just let him have free reign in your life, especially in, “The Big Stuff,” and to let him clearly display the wonders he has in mind and in store for your life, so I know that you will be challenged and blessed from this Testimony of God’s Greatness and tender care over us all.  We are quoting from the book Mega Shift by James Rutz, and we are on pages 194-5.

Quote; “Then two sit… Continue reading