Repent and Believe the Gospel!

Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel"
The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Our Trip to Israel

Darlene and I are so thankful to the Lord for bringing us to Israel to see His land, and to Zola Levitt Tours for all their work in managing the tour. We had a wonderful guide named Dror, a born-again Jew who grew up in Gallilee, a walking encyclopedia on Israel and a gracious person. We had great bus drivers Charlie and David, driving these hudge tour buses all over Jerusalem.
We had wonderful food at all the nice hotels, especially the bread. We also met and fellowshipped with many very nice brothers and sisters.
The most important thing is the work the Lord started and is continuing in our hearts in going to His land and seeing so many amazing things. For me it started at the El Al flight gate as we were waiting to board the plane to Israel and here are several Jews in a line openly praying for the trip. On the flight we saw many orthodox Jews in their devotions and prayers, and I was so impressed with their public reverence and honor of God. And just to be standing in so many places where the Bible took place, where Jesus ministered, where he prayed before His death, where Samuel the prophet grew up, where Jesus grew up and where he used to go and pray as a young man, the steps where He and so many other righteous men and women of God walked up to enter the temple, so many amazing sights. There was agriculture everywhere, date palm groves in the desert, olive groves, mango groves, bananas, vinyards, so many beautiful flowers along the roads!
So much blessing, Thank you Lord!

Darlene's Miracle in Jerusalem

We went to a kibbutz in Jerusalem for lunch and the tour coordinator Sandra and her husband Mike came and sat next to us. I had a separate little zipper bag inside my purse that I kept my money in. I was looking for my credit card receipts and took out this little zipper bag with my money inside and laid it on my lap. I got up after lunch and the bag dropped to the floor without me noticing it. One of the workers whose name was Osama found it and brought it to Sandra thinking it was hers. She came running calling my name asking me if I lost my purse? I told her NO because I had my purse. I didn't know she was talking about a little bag. We had been in a neighborhood in Jerusalem that afternoon and were told to leave anything of value on the tour bus. When I got back to the hotel I checked my purse and saw that my little bag with $800.00 was gone. I called out to Jesus. Rob and I went to Sandra and Mike's room to tell her about my loss. I showed her a bag that was identical to the one I had the money in. She said that Osama had showed her one just like that at the kibbutz. She prayed a prayer and I knew she prayed in faith. She told me it would be alright. She contacted the tour bus driver, David, about the situation. He made numerous phone calls and found they had locked the little bag in a safe. The next day the bus driver got it and returned it to me with no money missing. I know that was a miracle that the Lord Jesus did for me. I give the Lord Jesus all the glory, praise, and thanksgiving. I am also very thankful for the prayer of faith that Sandra prayed.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

In Spirit and in Truth

Jesus said in Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
How is He there? It is by the Holy Spirit. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life. He is the truth, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. When we gather together in His name we are gathering in His Spirit and in His Word. His Word is truth. Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
We worship Jesus and the Father in Spirit and in truth, Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
We worship Him in Spirit and in truth. We enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. We must be completely devoted to the truth and be willing for Him to teach us His way more perfectly. 1Jn 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 1Jn 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we walk in the light, in the truth, we have fellowship with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ, and with one another. We must be willing to let Him deliver us from every lie which produces darkness in our life. Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. The Holy Spirit will lead you and enable you to understand and to keep His Words, and as you continue in obedience He will build His truth in your inner most being and the light of the truth in you will drive out the darkness. But you must want this. You must ask, you must seek, you must knock. He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled.
Most people in this hour are more than happy to have a doctrine that suits their flesh and call it the truth.
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Mat 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
When you gather together this way it is in vain. The Holy Spirit will not give witness to lies. Jesus is not there.
I want to be where He is. If He is not there it is a waste of time. Where He is there is life and that more abundantly. Hallelujah !!!