Have You Been Passed Over?

27 03 2021

Dry Bones Passover 2021

Do you ever feel rejected because you were passed over for a promotion or honor of some kind? That can be devastating, but there was one time when being passed over was great news. Jews and many Christians around the world are observing Passover this week. It remembers the glorious deliverance from Egypt and from slavery. For every true believer it also represents our deliverance from slavery to sin. Before we learn about the Passover lamb and the blood on the doorposts, we PRACTICE sin and lawlessness. And we get pretty good at it. However, when the blood of the Lamb is applied to the doorposts of our hearts, we are set free from the law of sin and death. The Messiah Yeshua died for us, in our place. If we believe in His atonement we are no longer bound to PRACTICING sin. We now PRACTICE righteousness, and even though it is a slow progression, we are being changed.  PRACTICE speaks of intentionally repeating over and over a certain skill (like piano or sports) until you get better and better at it. What are you putting into PRACTICE in your life? It is your choice.

Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works  With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies. Psalm 141:4

For the foolish person will speak foolishness, And his heart will work iniquity: To practice ungodliness, To utter error against Yehovah, To keep the hungry unsatisfied, And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. Isaiah 32:6

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:23

In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:10

We who are believers in the Blood of the Lamb Jesus are rejoicing that the death angel has passed over our house and we are free to practice life and righteousness. Our sins were forgiven instantly, but we choose to practice a whole new lifestyle which is made possible by the blood of the Lamb. This process continues till the Messiah comes and then He will permanently change us for eternity. Hallelujah!

…in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains. (There was even more rain this week.)

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





BLESSED – More Than We Deserve

29 01 2019

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Dave Ramsey was the first one I heard use the phrase in the title of this blog. I have since used it many times to express my own belief. We are all truly blessed more than we deserve. This is based on the Biblical truth called “original sin.” It simply means that we are born with selfishness, rebellion, and the tendency to sin. We don’t deserve God’s grace, it is a free gift. We are only able to overcome our natural desires through being “born again” to a new life in the Savior, Jesus the Messiah.

Jesus defeated Satan’s poison pill of self-will in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He declared three times: “Not my will by Your will be done!” This was explained in more detail in my December 17 video from when I spoke in Kenya.

When we follow the Messiah’s example of surrendering our will to our Heavenly Father, we too will find victory and blessing. The point is this. Because of our sinful self-will, we do not deserve blessing. But, due to the price paid by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and the cross, we are free. We are free to receive the blessings of Yehovah God and walk in the footsteps of Yeshua.

Everything I have said is very personal, but it also applies nationally. America does not deserve the grace of God either. We only enjoy His blessings as we serve Him. Much of the tribulation of this generation is the result of turning away from God.

The same applies to Israel and the Jewish people. They, too, are undeserving. Yet, Yehovah has chosen to bless them in our day because of the unfailing promises He gave to their forefathers. After nineteen hundred years of judgement, He has turned the page (since the Holocaust) to favor, restoration, and blessing. Again, this applies to individuals as they recognize the Messiah, and to the nation as it lines up with the prophesied purpose of God.

Therefore we must all humble ourselves before Him, repent of our self-will, and receive the provision delivered to us by the sacrifice of the Lamb of God. There is no other way.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6

If you want to understand God, you must learn to “stand under” Him.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)








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