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.