Category Archives: Israel

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Shalom Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Today marks the day of Yom Kippur, its called the Sabbath of all Sabbaths! The word Sabbath derived from Hebrew verb Shabbat means “to rest from labor”

Notice what our Lord Jesus Christ says “Come to Me (Jesus) all who labor and I will give you Rest (Sabbath)

Jesus is the literal fulfillment of the Sabbath! Many don’t understand this, but this is exactly what the Sabbaths means. The more you study the Bible , the more you see the shadows of Christ throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament) and his fulfillment. If you really want peace and rest for your soul, Come to the Lord Yeshua (Jesus), he is our Sabbath!

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2

The Day of Atonement has been fulfilled by Jesus Christ as the cross. Yom Kippur allows us to reflect on our sin and realize how much we need a Savior (Messiah) Jesus took the wages of our sins upon himself, he is our atoning sacrifice. This is another example how Jesus fulfilled Yom Kippur, at the cross he was the perfect atonement, the Lamb of God, who took away the sins of the word

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. Matthew 16:24

Yom Kippur is all about denying yourself and cleansing yourself from sin. Jesus has called us to deny ourselves and carry our crosses, if we truly want to be his disciple. This cross that will carry is a constant reminder of how much we need a Savior and how much price that Savior (Jesus) paid for us!

 

Heart, Mind, and Soul

“If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7

Today we take a look at Cane and Abel, brothers that Satan tore apart to caused the first murder! Both brothers brought an offering before God; however God was pleased with Abel’s but not Cain’s? Why?

We have to remember God wants our heart,mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37) not just our presence, like quality over quantity. It says that Abel offered his first born sheep of his flock (Firstfruits), this was the best Abel had to offer and because of this God was pleased.  While Cain offered some random fruit from his garden, could have been leftovers or bad fruit, but it surely wasn’t his best, God rejected it!

God doesn’t really care what you are offering him, but what you are offering him should be the best you can provide from your heart. Cain was just going through the motions basically trying to trick God, but God reads our hearts, minds, and soul.

Now this rejection from God obviously upset Cain, and instead of him trying to do better, he became insanely jealous of his brother Abel.  As God said to him “sin is crouching at your door” meaning if you allow this jealousy and anger to manifest in you, it will grow into sin (James 1:15). That’s exactly what happened.

Instead of Cain, repenting, he allowed sin to grow into murder! (James 1:15) God wants us to love him with all our heart, mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37) , not just going through the motions!  Just like the 5 loaves and 2 fish, give God whatever you have and he will bless you in Jesus Name Amen!

Are You Ready? #Eclipse2017

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42

Could the Great Eclipse be a sign of the Return of Christ? If Jesus came today would you be ready? Jesus clearly stated that nobody will know the day or hour of his return, however he did tell us to be ready for his return.

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, Luke 21:25

Jesus taught that God uses the heavens to give us signs, a giant billboard from Heaven. With all the attention and excitement generated for the Great Eclipse , could God be using this to get everyones attention? Even if Christ doesn’t return on Monday, their should still be a call to repentance. With all the violence and evil going on in this world, there is no better time than now to return to The Lord

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:23

If Jesus did return and you are standing face to face with the Holy One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What would he say to you? Would he say “Good work my faithful servant (Matthew 25:23) or will he say “Depart from me I never knew you! Lawlessness by Biblical definition is sin. Any sin is an act or rebellion against God.

Did you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Time might be running out, you don’t want to be “Left Behind”, Jesus is your only way to salvation! Keep your lamps lit and eyes in the sky!

Arm of God

He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. Luke 1:51

Who is the arm of God? When Mary received the Good News from the Angel Gabriel that she was chosen to give birth to The Messiah, she Glorified God with her song. The Arm of God is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God in Flesh

See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. Isaiah 40:10

Isaiah 40 prophesies about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is referenced as “The Mighty Arm of God’ among other things. When we understand this analogy, we then begin to understand The Trinity. As Jesus said “I and the Father are One” (John 10:30) He is the extension or branch of God in The Flesh. Jesus said he sits at the right hand of God (Mark 16:19) There is no greater power or authority than the right hand of God

When you understand this, you understand the importance of Jesus Christ coming to the world to save our sins. The Salvation of God sent in the Flesh, The Arm of God extended to the world to save it from our sins. Without our Messiah there is no Salvation, give praise and thanks to our Lord this season in Jesus Name Amen

Did God Reject Israel?

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1

There is a false doctrine that claims God has rejected Israel, not only is this simply not true but its Satanic. Israel will always be Gods children as he promised them in Genesis 12:3 “ I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”

Paul addressed this issue, as he is a Jew also. Why would God use “Saul” who was named after King Saul, to spread the gospel of Christ if he has forsaken Israel? Why would God send Jesus as a Jew if he didn’t care anymore about the Jewish people.  Ant-Semitism is hatred towards the Jews, its used by Evil forces such as Nazi Germany and ISIS. Don’t believe this false doctrine.

God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah–how he appealed to God against Israel: Romans 11:2

“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”?

And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Romans 11:3-4

Paul teaches about the story of Elijah in 1 Kings, it appeared all of Israel had turned there back on God and was worshipping Baal. However as God told Elijah I have 7,000 other faithful Jews that are still worshipping me also.

Don’t believe that every Jew has rejected Jesus as the Messiah, there are many who already have and as prophesied in the Bible, all of Israel will eventually accept Jesus as there Lord and Savior.

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. Romans 11:5-6

Paul teaches us here, right now at this present time there is group of Jews already chosen by Grace. If you read the book of Revelations  who is standing with Jesus at the throne? It’s the twelve tribes of Israel not the 40,000 Christian denominations we have today.

Make no mistake about it, God called the nation of Israel his son, the Jews are his people and always will be. Only thru Christ are we circumcised at the heart and part of his nation also. God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel, its your choice in Jesus Name Amen

America Needs Israel

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3

 

The meeting about to take place between Israel and America will  decide the fate of America. As God said any nation who stands with Israel will be protected by God but any nation that turns there back on Israel will be cursed.

What the world needs to understand is everything revolves around Israel. This was Gods Promised Land to the Jewish people and God will forever keep his covenant (Genesis 12:7). Why do you think most of the world hates Israel? Because the world has rebelled against God, America needs to decide now, stand with God or suffer the fate of other nations.

(Isaiah 9:10) “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

 

I recently just finished reading the book called “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn, I recommend everyone read it. This scripture from Isaiah not only predicted Israel’s fall but America as well. See Israel and America are two nations who were created to follow God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But both have departed from God and have suffered the consequences.

The scripture above reflects the downfall of both nations, deciding to rely on themselves instead of God. Even when disaster struck, instead of turning to God they turned to themselves for the solution. The message was sent, “America no longer need God”

It’s the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor – George Washington

And wheras it is the duty of nations, as well as men, to own their independence upon the overruling power of God…and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord- Abraham Lincoln

We are never defeated until we give up on God- Ronald Reagan

 

America was a nation built on God, what is happening to America? It’s simple our entire nation has rebelled against God. They have removed God from government, schools, work places, ect. Therefore the guard is down, unless we return to God we will be a nation Godless and hopeless.

(Luke 1:33) “And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

 

Jesus will reign as King over Israel and the world forever, which mean Israel will exist forever. This is the promised covenant God made with Abraham and will endure forever. America doesn’t want to be Israel’s enemy. If we go against Israel we not only lose the favor of God, but will end up in ruins like their enemies. As God promised Israel “I will make your enemies your footstool”

This is a critical time in our nation’s history, our nation has been successful so far because we were a Nation Under God. America needs to wake up , return to God, support Israel, before it’s to late to turn it back around. I pray for this great nation in Jesus name Amen.