Pray for One Another

1 07 2016

LOLConfess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16 NLT

A new phenomenon has emerged in Christian relationships with non-Christians. We are offering to pray for them when they share a need or a hurt. God responds by touching them in such a way that they know He did. It may be healing or they may feel “electricity” or heat or fire in their body. It is a reversal of traditional “witnessing” where we started with their sin and their “lostness” rather than their pain.

This is patterned after the Luke 10 model of first blessing, then fellowship, then sharing their hurts and then prayer. It is at this point, after God acts, that we can share the Kingdom of God.

Speak peace (blessing) – “But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ Luke 10:5

Eat and fellowship – “And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give,” Luke 10:6

Heal the hurts – “And heal the sick there,” Luke 10:9a

Share the Gospel – “say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” Luke 10:9b

A friend in our home group has been praying for people out in the marketplace for several months with supernatural healing testimonies every week. Another friend is spending the summer in Germany sharing Jesus with Muslim refugees and also seeing supernatural results. He has talked to several who have a story of “a man in white” in their dreams, leading to salvation and baptism. Some even experience severe persecutions from other Muslims and their own families.

The key is to pray with them. We all need to offer to pray for anyone who shares their pain and need with us. It is what allows Yehovah God the Father to touch them through Jesus and the Holy Spirit; in a way that opens their heart to His Kingdom.

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom!

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Light Flash at Human Conception

13 05 2016
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Eggs flash as they meet sperm enzyme, capturing the moment that life begins CREDIT: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. 

An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception. Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.

Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilized egg. 

What a wonderful story about the moment life bursts into existence at conception. This is a good news story to brighten you day. Northern Idaho is the location for my current ministry trip. Just seeing the incredible beauty all around with the mountains and lakes and fir trees gives me sweet refreshing. It is ministry to my spirit. Be sure to click on the link above for the full article. There is a 35 second video also on the site.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:14

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Justice or Mercy?

16 06 2015
Pope Francis Call for Climate "Justice"

Pope Francis Call for Climate “Justice”

As I begin my last day in Sandpoint, Idaho, my meditations are on justice. Several times on this ministry trip I asked the folks a compelling question about justice. Before I get to that, let me explain why it is on my mind and my spirit.

Many of the radical Muslim organizations use “justice” in their titles, such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Their political name is: Freedom and Justice Party. Even though it was banned in 2014 it still functions as you can see from their website. They call for social justice.

Marxists also call for social justice. Liberation Theology also uses the term. The racial demagoguery rising from the Ferguson riots and other alleged “police brutality” incidents is known for demands for “justice. The perception of injustice is sown into the masses with each new event.

Even the Pope has joined the clamoring for social justice. Today it’s reported that he has come out for the global climate change movement:

POPE FRANCIS ENCYCLICAL CALLS FOR CLIMATE ‘JUSTICE,’ FORMATION OF GLOBAL POLITICAL BODY

While his ominous call for a global political body is red meat for prophecy buffs, I want to stick with my theme of justice. The Pope is calling for climate “justice”.

Why is justice such a buzz word in today’s news? It is because it is effective in stirring up people who feel they are “victims” of injustice. Yet, we are living in the most amazing era of history. The poor people in America have more of life’s creature comforts than the rich of earlier generations of world history. I am not denying suffering, but want to move the conversation to a new level. Here is the questions I have asked folks in my meetings:

Question #1 – Who wants God to give you exactly what you deserveAnyone who reads the Bible, understands this most basic truth:

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT

I ask people to raise their hands if they demand this justice for God to give them what they deserve. Nobody raises their hands when I put it that  way. Then, I ask a second question:

Question #2 – Who wants God to give you MERCY? Now we see the real choice. While the mob is fired up to demand justice, we know what we really need is God’s grace, His mercy, and His love. How ironic that Satan has managed to get people fixated on demanding justice. Thank God for sending His son, Jesus, to die in our place for our sins that we might have forgiveness and the joys of eternal life! Justice is not the Gospel message. Forgiveness, by the mercy of God, is our cry!

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 NLT

“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 NKJV

While it is certainly true that God is perfectly just, His mercy is more important to us. I don’t want what I deserve! Have mercy on us, O God.

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Happy Anniversary Doreen!

11 06 2015
Honeymoon 6-11-67

Honeymoon 6-11-67

How does one celebrate your 48th wedding anniversary when the entire United States lies between you? I am in Idaho on a ministry trip and Doreen is home in North Carolina. So the best way is to dedicate my blog today to the most wonderful Proverbs 31 wife and love of my life.

I love you now more than ever!

Since that first hay-ride in October 1964 at Berkshire Christian College, I have never looked back. For over 50 years I have chosen you and you have chosen me. But the best part is that from the beginning we made Jesus number one: “You and me and Jesus!” It was the best decision we made together, what a blessing that we started that way.

Like a fine wine....vintage '67

Like a fine wine….vintage ’67

 

Here are two of our favorite clips from Fiddler On the Roof. The first one expresses my true opinion of the miracle that God brought us together for His purpose:

Wonder of Wonders (2 min. 9 secs)

The second one is our favorite love song, although for us, there was never any doubt!

Do You Love Me? (2 min. 35 secs)

Looking forward to our little train trip in July to celebrate together.

For all my readers, Doreen and I pray that you may find the kind of love we have in your own life. It really does start by putting Jesus first. Also, a big thank you to all our friends who blessed us today on Facebook, Twitter other media.

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NOT MY WILL!

24 03 2015
Gethsemane Feb 2015

Gethsemane Feb 2015

Florida is a great place to minister in March. There is still snow in New England while temps in the 80’s here. I try to come back to Florida once a year. We lived here 30 years and raised our daughters in the Sunshine State. Now that we live in North Carolina it is great to renew our relationships with the Florida family. After Melbourne, Brandon and Dunedin, I look forward to Gulf Coast Church Wednesday night in Indian Rocks. I finish my Florida swing next Sunday in my home church, Flowing River Church, formerly Maranatha Chapel.

Our recent Israel tour has been one topic, along with the Israeli election and other MidEast events. However, the word the Lord has given me is from Jesus’ temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane. Most folks don’t understand that Jesus was really tempted to refuse the Cross.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

This is a critical point. He was tempted but did not give in to the temptation. Contrast this with the nature of Lucifer (Satan) that God reveals in Isaiah.

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 
I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; 
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15
Five times he exalts his own will against God. So when Jesus was faced with His greatest temptation, He reversed the curse of self-will. Jesus asked the Father for “any other way”, but each time concluded: Not my will but Your will be done!
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39
Three times Jesus resisted self-will and triumphed with self-denial and submission to the Father’s will. That is our charge. That is our challenge. You, too, can refuse self and submit to our loving Heavenly Father.
Help us Lord Jesus to follow in your steps!
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Jesus in the Middle

30 01 2015

2011-10-21_12-40-43_148I was inspired this week by the teaching of Ed Silvoso on Jesus’ promise to be in our midst with two or three. I used to think of that as a convenient excuse for having a small church. It was used somewhat apologetically. “We may only have a few here tonight, but at least Jesus showed up.”

However, I ask you: When are your greatest experiences of church?For me, most of the best have come in the smaller groups. In fact, you could make a case that the more people gathered, the less true church fellowship, communion and connection to God.

Of course it is wonderful to worship with thousands in one accord, but you don’t really have much personal “church”. Let me put it another way. If you had to choose between being at the feeding of the five thousand or having lunch with Jesus and a few disciples, which would you choose?

We need large meetings for teaching and encouragement. Jesus did it. But the real shared life comes with intimacy. The good news is that we don’t have to choose, we can have both. Just make sure you know the difference. My guess is that most Christians are completely missing the best part.

Two or three is not some inadequate minimum or quorum for Jesus to show up. It the optimum situation that Jesus is longing for: real intimacy in fellowship and love with us! He especially loves those times.

“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

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God of the Possible

10 01 2015

Mustard Seed

Here is a recent devotional from Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz.

Change Is Possible

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

Psalm 63:3, NKJV

No means of measure can define God’s limitless love . . .

No far-seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply . . .

No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings . . .

He forgives and He forgets.

He creates and He cleanses.

He restores and He rebuilds.

He heals and He helps.

He reconciles and He redeems.

He comforts and He carries.

He lifts and He loves.

He is the God of the second chance, the fat chance, the slim chance . . .

Just give me Jesus!  He makes change possible!

Blessings,

Anne Graham Lotz  (Angel Ministries)

I love this! And there is one more dimension to her closing: “He is the God of the second chance, the fat chance, the slim chance . . .” Our God is also the God of no chance!

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Why Christmas? or, I Feel Your Pain

23 12 2014

jesusandmaryThis is a well-worn cliché, but allow me to expand the concept to its maximum meaning. There is no pain known to man compared to this pain. Physical pain in a workout or a sport doesn’t register. Sickness, psychosis, famine, war and even death are each experienced singly by each of us. But imagine taking all that pain, heartbreak and death and then internalize it into just one person who literally feels all of that pain at one time.

Now you begin to grasp what it was for Yehovah God Himself to be formed in the human body of a Jewish carpenter. But not as an adult, rather starting miraculously, supernaturally as a tiny totally Divine sperm uniting with the egg of a natural young Jewish woman. This tiny union then kept dividing and growing and multiplying cells for nine months inside a vulnerable womb. It has always amazed me that this Messiah, both God and man, was birthed through the normal birth canal process of any human. This was complete with the blood and the water and the pain, and then the utter dependence of a new-born infant. (This is known as the incarnation, God in flesh.) Thirty years would pass before the full purpose of His visitation would begin. Then after only three more years or so it would end, or more precisely, it would be finished!

Yeshua haMeshiach, Jesus the Messiah, came with a purpose. It was not His purpose, but the Father’s. He came to reveal the Father, Yehovah. He said: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

So, when Jesus died on the cross, He then felt the ultimate pain as He literally experienced our sins and sicknesses in His own human body. He submitted to His eternal place in God’s Plan, that Jesus would take all of our pain and sin on Himself, as the sacrificial LAMB OF GOD. He defeated not only death, but sickness and pain for all eternity for every single person on this planet who looks to Him for salvation.

So the next time you hear someone say they feel your pain, lift up your eyes and heart to the ONE who truly bore all of it for you and for me. Praise God. Thank you Jesus!

(I just quoted one verse from John 14 please read the rest at this link.)

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I Am a Wealthy Man

9 12 2014

Today I will proclaim the abundance of my faithful God. I am a wealthy man. My bank account is modest, but my cup runs over with the abounding grace of Jesus. My Dad’s family was following a false god in the 1920’s when he was saved and charted a new path for himself and now three subsequent generations. I was raised to know Jesus from birth as have my children and grandchildren. In each one of them I see the light of Jesus.

Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly. Proverbs 13:22

My father and also Doreen’s father left us indescribable spiritual wealth. It was the best inheritance one could receive. We live by faith for our finances, but walk in daily peace and security of our salvation. If you did not have believing parents, I encourage you to chart that new path for your future generations. Each of our three daughters show the faith of Jesus in their own life and family. Our youngest daughter, Andrea Updyke, expresses her faith in words that often make me envious (in a good way). Here is her latest offering from her popular blog.

Joy has risen. Hope has come.

The other day I was feeling particularly whiny. I couldn’t really put my finger on it, but as I talked through some things with Jerry, I realized that I just needed to let some air out of the tires, so to speak. It’s the holiday season, which I fully embrace, but it can be full of opportunities for stress. And not just because of the ever-present gift buying and over scheduling.

There’s a darker side of the holiday season that forces us to see the bad things, the loss, and those who are hurting. It’s hard to see those things in the face of all the jolly music and happy themes, but they are still there whether we take the time to see them or not. I have been there and in those difficult times and all I wanted was to be seen and heard by people. But I realized that what I really needed to do was focus on God’s promises to me. He never promised me a life of justice and ease. But he did promise to love me, to be the hope and joy that I couldn’t find in this world.

Angry and forgotten, I would cry myself to sleep wondering what I had done wrong, asking why me? But in this searching for why me, I lost the meaning. Instead of saying, “why are these things happening to me?” I realized the real question was, “why does God care about even the smallest joys in my life?” Because He did. And he does. And it’s not just the joys in my own life. It’s all joy. He is joy. We just need the eyes to see it.

Joy has risen. Hope HAS come.

joy and hope

I spend a lot of my life on the internet. It’s where I do my job, where I socialize, and where I learn. And I have some pretty hard and fast rules for the way I behave. Looking through my feeds, my content may seem pretty light and silly. That is entirely by design. It doesn’t mean I don’t hurt or think about hard things. But when I contribute to the noise, I want to lift people up, not tear them down. Not out of some self-righteous mission, but because my joy, my hope has come and that is what I want to focus on. When I’ve had a bad day at work or the kids are fighting or I get some really bad news, or someone says something hurtful to me, I have to guard my heart. The only thing I can control is my response.

The truth is, joy has always been there.

It came in the form of a baby born in a barn. It came in the form of a living God walking among His people. It came in the form of a revolution transforming thousands of lives with nothing but word of mouth to light an unquenchable fire. It came as a grandfather broke from his family religion and forged a new path of Jesus-following that would be passed down for generations. It comes daily in the lives of those all around me who point me back to truth when I am feeling low and unloved.

My search is not for justice or importance. It’s not for retribution against those who hurt me. My search is for joy. My search is for the ability to love the unlovable. My search is to live it and not just say it. My prayer is that my heart does not harden against the very life God has given me. My hope is that when I am faced with impossible struggle, I would not cry, “why me?” but instead, “God how will you use me here?” It’s when I gave in to anger and hurt that I did the most damage to that heart, slowly and steadily building walls around my joy.

But those who die in the LORD will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the place of the dead! Isaiah 26:19

I will stand for joy and for God’s love, His truth, and His faithfulness as long as I live. Because He is faithful and will never give up on me, even when I feel forgotten. For those who are in the trenches this holiday season, my prayer is that you will see that glimmer of joy through the dark times and be able to cling to it and receive life.

This is the joy. This is the hope. This is the promise. (from Andrea’s blog: Just is a four letter word)

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Why?

2 10 2014

OffendThere are some things that are beyond contradiction. In these days of spreading terrorism, it is self-evident that no one fears Christians and many fear Muslims. Why? Could it be that the basic philosophies are opposite? The Bible clearly calls the God of Christians and Jews, the “God of Love.” But the Koran nowhere calls their god a god of love. He is a god of war. In fact, the word love only occurs 87 times in the Koran and one-third of the usage is negative, as: “He does not love the infidel.” Yet, Yehovah God loves the whole world.

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. … And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:8, 16

Who is a terrorist? Are you frustrated that President Obama refuses to label terrorism? Let me make a simple point. Anyone who intentionally terrorizes others is a terrorist. The administration parses words, demanding an organizational connection to a terror group. That does not work anymore. The “lone wolf terrorist” operates simply by the internet. That does not make his actions any less threatening, especially when yelling “Arabic sayings” as he slays the innocent. Yes, they no longer refer to his cry as the Islamic confession that their god is the greatest, now it is simply “Arabic sayings.” REALLY? GIVE ME A BREAK! Let’s get real people.

We need to wake up, stand up, and speak up; before it is too late.

Pray for truth to triumph!

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Accuser of the Brethren

14 08 2013

I am so grieved today. Grieved. I am sorrowing in my spirit. A hit piece from one Christian attacking another is being passed around Facebook. People I know are re-posting it. Others are commenting by jumping in almost with a mob mentality. In the process both the writer and the comments play fast and loose with the Bible. My point is not to go over the actual argument here. (My three page rebuttal is posted here)

jesus weepingBut why do fellow Christians feel all righteous, cutting down other Christians? The world is on fire. Apostasy is rampant. Entire denominations reject the Bible as final authority. They reject moral clarity. Reprobate sinners are Bishops of some groups. The world that rejects Jesus is going to the literal Biblical hell without the Messiah. So why do self-appointed arbiters of doctrinal perfection attack other Bible believing, soul-saving Gospel teachers? Are there not enough true enemies of the faith? Should we parse words, exaggerate and miss-represent fellow laborers in the vineyard to advance our own reputation? It is easy to garner lots of responses on social media by name-dropping famous Christians, especially if they appear to be “too successful”. When will we learn that walking over others is not the way of Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve?

Here is the heart of my exhortation. Please stop. You do not know what spirit you have. Don’t let the accuser use your voice or your keyboard, to cut down brothers or sisters in the faith.

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:10-11

(I will now step quietly down from my soapbox.)

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Syria: the Shia/Sunni War

8 06 2013

Hezbollah1-266x200The “uncivil” civil war in Syria is clearly breaking down along Shia and Sunni lines. This is the latest in battles among fellow Muslims that go back nearly 1,500 years to the very beginnings of Islam. After Mohammed died, Islam’s first division was a fight for control between Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims. Today’s fighting has left 120,000 Syrians dead with 1.5 million refugees. Yet it is the same division of Muslims. Some believe another 100,000 could die in the next year alone. Hezbollah has openly joined with the Shia government of Bashar Assad. Consider this update from Israel National News (6-7-2-13).

The split between Shiites and Sunnis is deepening and the war in Syria is threatening the rest of the Muslim world. The rebels belong to Sunni Islam while the regime is Alawite, a branch of Shiism supported by Iran and assisted by fighters from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, units from the Shiite group Hizbullah and Shiite volunteers from Iraq.

Rebels in Deir ez-Zor proclaimed war against the Shiites following their defeat in the battle in Al-Qusayr. In a video posted to YouTube they announce the launch of a sectarian war, while chanting “Death to the Shia” and recalling the 637 The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah, when Muslim Arab forces defeated the Persians.

It is a fact that Muslims have killed more Muslims since 9/11 than infidels. Yet, the God of Israel loves Muslims and desires that they be saved. Here is an excerpt from my new book, SIMPLE ISLAM:

Simple Islam front coverThe most important point of this entire book is that Jesus died for Muslims. God loves Muslims along with the whole world. Muslims are people. Islam is the religious/political system that enslaves them. We love the Muslim people, but reject Islam. From its inception it has had a violent and bloody history. It started with Muhammad’s murders of many. Then, when he died, there began a series of bloody battles that produced the first major split of Islam into the two largest “denominations” of Sunni and Shia. History provides context for today’s advance of Islam.

While we are at war with the system of Islam, we can love Muslims to life in Jesus. My hope is that this book will clarify this path. The Bible is clear that Yehovah will judge the wicked, but His heart is to show mercy to all who turn (repent) from their wickedness.

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 NLT END OF EXCERPT

(SIMPLE ISLAM is now available for a $10 donation or 10 for $50 including shipping. Just click on the picture of the book.)

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





God Loves Muslims

20 05 2013

Simple Islam front coverHere is an excerpt from the OVERVIEW of just published SIMPLE ISLAM.

The grace of God is more important than all the facts and history in this little book. Especially for Muslims, the love of Yehovah God must come through in our words and actions. Christ died for them as much as anyone on earth, so we emphasize His love and sacrifice. Yet, we will also expose the truth behind the system of Islam that enslaves its followers. And I hope to make it simple. Many Muslim individuals are finding forgiveness and love in Jesus. There are even many reports of Jesus appearing to them directly in dreams and visions. I rejoice with every report.

Islam is not hard to understand. It is made too complex by the very ones who try to explain it. My purpose is to reveal Islam in simplicity. This is not written for theologians or academics, yet it conforms to accurate historical and Biblical standards. Each point is supported by ample evidence, ensuring a “true report”.

My goal with this little book is that you will find it a handy guide to keep around to refresh your own knowledge of Islam, and also to equip your sharing of simple, yet accurate, information with your friends.

The most important point of this entire book is that Jesus died for Muslims. God loves Muslims along with the whole world. Muslims are people. Islam is the religious/political system that enslaves them. We love the Muslim people, but reject Islam. From its inception it has had a violent and bloody history. It started with Muhammad’s murders of many. Then, when he died, there began a series of bloody battles that produced the first major split of Islam into the two largest “denominations” of Sunni and Shia. History provides context for today’s advance of Islam.

While we are at war with the system of Islam, we can love Muslims to life in Jesus. My hope is that this book will clarify this path. The Bible is clear that Yehovah will judge the wicked, but His heart is to show mercy to all who turn (repent) from their wickedness.

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 NLT

The OVERVIEW (above) is the opening section of my latest book, Simple Islam. The book is available for a $10.00 donation. Also, a special rate is available as an introductory offer to help spread the word. If you order ten or more they are only $4.00 per copy, plus shipping. Ten copies would be $40.00 plus $10.00 for a total of $50.00. Eleven to fifty copies would still only have $10.00 shipping. To order or donate, click here.

Please pray with me for this project that the truth about Islam would get out and many Muslims will find the Messiah Jesus.

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Southern Decadence

29 08 2012

Seven years ago to the day, August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hammered aNew Orleans. Today it is Hurricane Issac. Does the Biblical name and the number 7 suggest a possible connection to the amazing timing? Following are two quotes. One is from the event organizers. The second is from a Christian description of the event.

There is a New Orleans event every year since 1972 called Southern Decadence. This “celebration” of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) culture has begun attracting as many as 125,000-135,000 participants from all over the world in recent years.

This is a homosexual event known to be one of the most vile, perverse and ungodly events in our nation. Its 5 days of public display of sexual acts, ludeness, debauchery, drugs and drunkenness. Most of these things take place out in the streets during this festival, and are so debase they cannot even be mentioned, and are also illegal. Shekinah Today – Cindy deVille

Now before you jump to the wrong conclusion, this is not about condemning homosexuals. Jesus died for homosexuals, just as he died for murderers, adulterers, thieves, liars, and drunkards. Oh, and He also died for the proud, the selfish, the arrogant. He died for Muslims, Jews, whites, blacks, old and young.  In other words He died for all of us. It is not about the type of sin, but sin itself. God could destroy New Orleans in an instant. This storm’s lesson is not about the wrath of God, but the mercy of God. It is another wake-up call. We have all had events intersect our lives that caused a change of direction. This is a call of mercy. There is still time to turn to Jesus. Heterosexual immorality is more widespread. Heterosexuals Repent!

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. Romans 3:23-25 NLT

So, does God care that people flaunt being opposite to His way? Sure He does. Could He send a storm to get our attention? You betcha! Does that mean he hates us? No, but He does hate our attitude. Christians have failed to convince folks that God hates the sin, but loves the sinner.

Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:15:23 NLT

As I have often declared of Muslims: “When a Muslim finds the real Jesus, he becomes an ex-Muslim.” This is true for any pagan religion. It is also true of sexual sin of any variety. When you find the real Jesus, you become an ex-whatever you were. It is not that you never sin, but that you stop “practicing” sin, getting better and better at it. You start practicing “righteousness”, and believe it or not, you actually start getting better and better at it! Here is one more verse to my point that we are all sinners, saved by the blood of Jesus.

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NLT

What a great church with a list of sinners like that! But it is past tense. They were “cleansed”, “made holy”, and “made right with God.” How? by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

I rest my case. A sinner can become: an ex-sinner!

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A 21st Century Psalm

16 06 2012

Next week we will know the results of the Egyptian presidential elections taking place this weekend, expected to be won by the Muslim Brotherhood candidate. My commentary will follow the returns. In the meantime, here is a witty contemporary Psalm for your weekend enjoyment. My friend Steve is a North Carolina pastor/author married to my cousin, Robin. Thanks, Steve for permission to share your creativity with us.

A 21st Century Psalmby Steve Ruberg

Of the mercies of the Lord I will tweet;

I will text of your faithfulness so sweet.

Your homepage proclaims Your status each day;

You’re available to message when I pray.

When I invited you to be my friend;

You confirmed your acceptance without amend.

I can link to you any time or place;

One click leads me to your space.

I can browse Your Word where’re I roam;

Your WI-FI connects when I’m not at home.

There’s never a dead space when I call.

Your bars are full; you’ll connect to all.

With your operating system program me;

Your memory “too low” will never be.

Your system will never crash nor stall;

Yet you let anyone penetrate your wall.

When I commit a fault or error,

Your auto correct function is always fair.

I can Google you in prayer each day;

Your logic anticipates whatever I say.

When my system is full of spam

You clean the malware from my RAM.

To my queries you always reply;

For whatever I search, you will supply.

My errors are deleted when my request is sent;

Your memory won’t restore once I repent.

I like my blessings, each one sublime;

You are online all of the time.

You Excel in all that You do;

Your Word is what I seek from You.

Thank you for access to your Domain.

May I always in Your network remain.

Selah.

copyright © 2012 Stephen M. Ruberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why?

13 01 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words. (Thanks, Gladys).

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Miracle Baby

16 12 2011

An unprecedented event changing the entire course of history occurred in the otherwise simple birth of a miracle baby to the young bride of a common tradesman. The birth was in a small Middle Eastern town with little widespread notice. Nothing before or since that birth compares to the impact on the society and culture of the entire planet. Most of humankind even restarted marking time and calendars. Even though it was nearly 4,000 years from creation, the clock restarted at year one in recognition of this miracle baby.

What was so profound about this birth? Contrary to the common view, it was not all about the later life of that child. The miracle was that this child was the Creator of the Universe formed as an infant and submitting to the indignity and complete helplessness and dependence of living in His mother’s womb for His first nine months on planet Earth. It continued to the inglorious transition through the mother’s birth canal to emerge as an even more helpless newborn with no ability to survive without the loving care and nourishment of motherhood and fatherhood. As He grew physically, He learned the carpenter’s trade from His adoptive father who trained the young apprentice to functionality as a man. Adopted children in our day learn that He was adopted, too. In a sense, all we who believe in Him are adopted as well, into the eternal family of our Heavenly Father Yehovah God.

This is the miracle of Christmas. How did God the Father Yehovah manage to transform His eternal Son into that tiny seed placed in the willing young woman’s womb? That, indeed, is the mystery of God becoming man. It is the incarnation, God becoming flesh. We know more about why He did it than how He did it. In this traditional time of year to remember His birth, we should pause and let the real miracle part of His birth sink into to our inner consciousness, the spiritual part of our being. Take a break from the hectic external pace of this over-commercialized season and just say “Thank you, Jesus, I am very glad you came.”      Selah.

This miracle baby was the Son of God, Yeshua ben Yehovah. He came  for us broken and corrupt sinners, to make the Way to the Father. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the only God Who is a Father. All other gods are impotent imposters.

May you be blessed and thankful as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah during this season and throughout the year.

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:12

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

For an explanation of this great miracle, please read this link: Colossians 1.

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Beware the Leaven

2 08 2011

Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” Mark 8:15

Two types of leaven are referenced by Jesus in this verse: leaven of Pharisees and leaven of Herod. We know the implication. Leaven is a yeast that spreads throughout the dough so it will rise when baked. But of what is Jesus warning us?

For years I have made the case that Communism failed to dominate the world because of one critical strategic mistake. Based on atheistic humanism, it had no spiritual component. Yes it was demonic in its character and goals, but it was not inherently spiritual at its core.

On the other hand, Islam is spiritual at its core. But Jesus said to watch out for two kinds of leaven. The leaven of the Pharisees is a “religious spirit.” They go about trying to establish their own righteousness, according to the apostle Paul. It also infects modern Christians, who try to earn salvation rather than receiving it as a totally free gift of God. There is a seduction to the idea that you must do something to qualify for it. This is the religious spirit. (Jesus further defines it as the traditions or doctrines of men and as hypocrisy. See quotes at the end of this commentary).

The leaven of Herod speaks of the other kind of leaven. It is a “political spirit.” Herod was the archetypical political animal. He double crossed, connived and deceived. He played both side against the middle. Jesus called him “that fox”. Herod reminds us of today’s politics in Washington, DC.

The debt ceiling crisis we have all just witnessed, was pure politics (an interesting oxymoron). Yet, there is a greater threat rapidly rising in this nation and the world. It is militant Islam. One main reason Islam is so powerful is that it combines the two leavens. Islam is both a religious spirit and a political spirit. Communism had only the political, but Islam has both. The lust for world conquest is not only in the core of sinful man, it is fueled and energized by the passionate religion of death. The true believers are actually convinced that salvation comes by blowing up infidels, Christians and Jews and yourself in the process. These are Muslims who are faithful to the Koran and other writings, who follow WWMD: What would Mohammed do?

How opposite is the motive from Jesus and Christians who follow WWJD: What would Jesus do? Jihadists die to save themselves. Jesus died so that we could live! Pray that Muslims all over the world will discover this great salvation offered through Jesus the true Messiah and Son of God, Yehovah. His Hebrew name is Yeshua ben Yehovah. He came because God loves the whole world. Yet, it is not automatic, one must receive Jesus as Who He is.

Pray for Muslims to be set free from that evil religious spirit of earning salvation. Also pray that they be released from the political spirit of pride and greed and arrogance driving them to conquer the earth in the name of their false god.

Pray for the Church to see the folly of religious hypocrisy and repent for political methods.

Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod!

In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12:1

Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Matthew 16:12

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Earthquakes and Revolutions

12 03 2011

Japan Earthquake Disaster - click to enlarge

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25

Killer earthquakes in Japan (over 1,000 dead at this early point) and a month ago in New Zealand (over 200 dead) . The earth is reeling, geologically and politically. Everything is shaking. The confidence of the world is teetering near collapse. Some governments are scrambling to save their economies while others are in full revolution mode. At least ten Muslim nations are in or near complete overthrow.

Libya is facing genocide or civil war or both. The nations are perplexed to know what to do next. Free nations are running out of options as they run out of money. The world’s longest serving dictator has sworn he will go down fighting. Two per cent of the world’s oil is the prize for the winners.

Egypt’s “democratic” protests have now opened the way for much more sinister machinations. The Muslim brotherhood is poised to achieve their 90 year goal of a theocratic state with the help of internal mutiny in the ranks of the army. Christians are being martyred in Egypt in unprecedented numbers. It is as if hell has opened up in a spiritual earthquake. The only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet was assassinated a couple weeks ago.

No union workers lost their jobs in Wisconsin this week, just the ability to demand and enforce higher pensions and perks. Oh, and did I mention Charlie Sheen, the profane sitcom actor, is suing his employers for $100 Million.

Has the world gone mad? They say there are no atheists in foxholes. The planet is one giant foxhole, there can’t possibly be any atheists left.

Darkness seems to be spreading over the earth like a poisonous cloud. Are you depressed yet? How do people cope who have not read the Book? The only true hope is found in the ageless words of comfort and answers one finds in the Bible.

Here are just a few pertinent and very timely observations from God’s love letter.

  • His heart about the earthquake deaths: “For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:32 NKJV
  • Can satan defeat God? Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ Isaiah 46:10 ESV
  • Is there any hope? Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. Hebrews 12:28
  • How much longer? “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28
  • How will God solve the earth’s problems? Just so, when you see the events I’ve described taking place, you can be sure that the Kingdom of God is near. Luke 21:31

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Radicalizing or Radicals Rising?

7 03 2011

Radicals Rising Leads to Sunset Over Cairo

A serious media mistake is routinely using the term “radicalizing” to explain jihad. “Radicals rising” is a more accurate term. DEBKAfile’s sources report that large sums of Iranian petrodollars have reached the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and radicalized its message to the Egyptian people. It is true that Iran’s propaganda is a radicalized message, but it finds ready acceptance in young Muslim minds because of generations of indoctrination.
It is beyond the Western mind’s frame of reference to accept that Islamists hold their position logically from the beginning. Since we are the product of a Judeo/Christian heritage, Islamic jihad doesn’t make sense. We are taught to love our enemies, they are taught to kill their enemies (which by the way is defined as all non-Muslims and apostate Muslims). Psalm 83 (below) clearly declares their opposition to the God of Israel.

Entire generations of young Muslims have been taught from pre-school to hate and kill Jews and Christians. That is when they were radicalized, not between weeks four and five of the Egyptian revolution (or fill in any other Muslim revolt). Koranic basic doctrine teaches that chaos and destruction are the means of overthrowing the infidels or as in Egypt’s case, the apostate Westernized Muslim states. The fundamental Islamic prophecy of the last days requires chaos and destruction to usher in the final Caliph and conquest of the whole world.

Therefore, what we have is radicals rising up to fulfill the apocalyptic vision. It is logically within the literal reading of their holy texts. Yet, the media persists in feigning shock when what they insisted was a democracy movement suddenly “became radicalized”. It is the only conclusion that makes sense to the naive Western humanist. Everything the media believes rejects the idea of anyone actually choosing to die for their god. It does not compute, therefore they were “radicalized” somehow. Even the Ft. Hood shooter must have been “radicalized” because he could not possibly believe in such radical jihad all by himself.

The 9-11 suicide jihadists were not mysteriously radicalized while standing in line at the airport. They worked hard and prepared for a long time on an unthinkable plot to hijack airplanes and fly them into skyscrapers. To us it was unthinkable; to them it was brilliant and perfectly logical.

The truth is this. It is not the “bad” Muslims rising up, but faithful literalist Muslims doing what their imams are preaching every Friday at the mosques. Good Muslims are faithful, bad Muslims (from their viewpoint) are Westernized or modernized and are therefore unfaithful and even apostate.

Pray for the Muslim hordes to turn from the god of Islam to find Yehovah, God of Israel and Yeshua haMeshiach (Jesus the Messiah), the Son of God.

Consider the contrast between the nature of Islam and the nature of our Judeo/Christian heritage.

Nature of Islamic Heritage:

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You (Psalm 83:1-5 NKJV).

Nature of Judeo/Christian Heritage:

If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever (1 Corinthians 13:3-8 NLT).

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Winter Itinerary

14 02 2011

We still have open dates and would love to share wherever the Lord opens the door. Please contact me at LesLawrence@live.com

Feb 10 Fayetteville, NC (Lamb’s Pasture)

Feb 13 Columbia, SC (Home group)

Feb 25 Dover, FL (Revival Outreach Center – The ROC)

Feb 27  a.m. Haines City, FL (Pure Stream Fellowship)

Feb 27  p.m. Tampa, FL (New Life Community Church)

Mar 13 Clearwater, FL (Vineyard)

Mar 23 Indian Rocks, FL (Gulf Coast Church)

Mar 27 Clearwater,FL (Flowing River)





Forgiveness…a guest post

4 01 2011

(Ken Lawrence is my brother and is my pastor. He and his wife, Mavis, presently serve River of Life Church in Sandpoint, Idaho. His thoughts on forgiveness offered here were recently published in his local newspaper. His word is a great followup to my last post: Warning To All Believers)

New Year’s resolutions, diet, and exercise plans are what many folks are thinking about as we move into a new year. Perhaps January would be a good time to purpose in our hearts that we will follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, who made it His practice to forgive those who wronged Him.  Early in His ministry He taught His followers to turn the other cheek when they were being mistreated, and even on the cross, forgiveness was part of His declaration. It has become more apparent to me recently that many of the hurting people that I know are hurting not only because of what has been done to them, but because of their inability to forgive those who have hurt them. So often our unforgiveness hurts us more than it hurts the other person. Unforgiveness becomes like a cancer that can eat you alive.

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us that we would be forgiven in the same way that we forgive others. It is my conviction that you can find a new freedom in your life if you will forgive those who have hurt and wronged you. I do understand that some people treat us wickedly at times, and I am not suggesting that you always must stay in a place where you can continually be hurt. For many years I have shared that another person’s problem is not our primary problem, but rather our problem is our reaction to their problem. In the days ahead, please try to make it a way of life to forgive people around you who have wronged you and you will usually experience a peace and often you will see a difference in the life of the one you have forgiven. Have a great new year and be blessed in Jesus Christ’s name.





Feast of Tabernacles

15 09 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 18 September 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Yahweh’s Feast for the Nations

The final feast of Yahweh in Leviticus 23 is later specifically commanded for all nations in Zechariah 14:16: And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

This prophecy is fulfilled following the supernatural defeat of all the nations who come against Israel in the last days. The nations who are left are even warned (in verse 19) that they will experience drought if they fail to come up every year to the feast.

Thousands of Christians are gathering in Jerusalem this month for the glorious celebration of this great harvest feast. Yet most of Christendom is oblivious, that it points us to the Second Coming of the Messiah Yeshua when the eternal Creator God will “tabernacle” or make His dwelling with us! And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3. The greatest fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is yet to come!

Topic #2  Holiness To the LORD!

Two amazing revelations are found in the end of Zechariah 14. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah is considered holy to God. People will use them for sacrifice and for cooking.

First, I see the priesthood of all believers. All bring their own offerings before Yahweh.

Secondly, there are no clean and unclean vessels. All are clean before the Lord! It is similar to my concept of Sabbaths, where I believe every day becomes a Sabbath rest with Jesus our Savior, Shepherd, King, Husband and Friend.

In that day HOLINESS TO YAHWEH shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in Yahweh’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to Yahweh of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of hosts. Zechariah 14:20-21





Spring in New England

10 04 2010

Resurrection season always speaks of new life. This year to be in New England has extra significance because Yahweh has spoken that the long prayed for revival is finally coming here. Last Fall, we heard that God had removed a principality from Martha’s Vineyard that would affect Massachusetts and all of New England. This was then seen in practice with the shocking election of Scott Brown as Senator. It is a new day, Heaven has opened over this land. Now is the time for believers to wake up, step up and manifest the purpose of God!

Please pray for us as we continue our proclamation. Here is a partial list of our ministry this trip.

March 26-28 Faith Fellowship Church – Uxbridge, MA

Doreen’s Friday night topic is: Get Real. Get Ready…For the End Times!

Doreen traces patterns of Biblical women who faced prophetic times.   This is applied to contemporary challenges for goal setting and practical daily living for 21rst century women of God.

Les’ Outline for Saturday includes Q & A ending each session:

Theme: What In the World Is God Doing?

Session 1 – The Rise of Israel

Session 2 – The Revival of the Church

Session 3 – The Role of Islam and the Role of America

Sunday morning: The Glory of YAHWEH

March 31 The River Church – Conway, NH

The Three Prophetic Passovers

April 2-3 Morrisville, VT

April 9 The Hope Center – Morrisville, VT

Psalm 102 The Holocaust Psalm

April 11 The River Church – Conway, NH

The End Times Glory of Yahweh – Isaiah 60

April 11 The Issachar Forum – Dover, NH

A Prophetic Think Tank

April 13 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 15 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 17 Mishkahn David Messianic Congregation – Harrisville, RI

Isaiah 60 Glory!

April 18 – 25 OPEN – TBA as the Lord opens doors.

Oh, and yes they do have great pizza in New Hampshire!





Keep Traveling

31 01 2010

FLORIDA REPORT

Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act!
Keep traveling steadily along His pathway and in due season He will honor you with every blessing.
Psalm 37:34 TLB

“Two roads diverged into a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, American Poet

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14

This present Florida trip has been full of Divine appointments. In eight days, I have declared His voice in four congregations: Shepherd’s Heart Ministries, Gulf Coast Church, Beth Israel and Flowing River Church. No less than 12 personal appointments have been precious in the Father’s plan. The hospitality of the Raymond household has been of Biblical proportions, especially “the wisdom of the spa”, (and the mint treatment). Thank you all for your love. In the matchless name of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Les








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