Jesus Wept

Jesus wept. John 11:35

Probably one of the shortest scriptures in the Bible is also one of the most powerful scriptures in the Bible. Just think about it, our Lord and God, feels the same emotions we feel. Jesus experienced the same temptation and suffering we feel. Jesus weeps over You, he’s calling you home back to his flock!

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Jesus was brought to a town called Bethany, because his friend Lazarus had passed away. The death of his friend made him weep, but as Jesus revealed, Jesus is the Resurrection, he holds the keys to life and death. Even though Lazarus had been dead for 4 days, Jesus has the power to Resurrect Lazarus back to life

Notice Jesus asks Martha, Do you believe this? Do you have faith in Jesus Christ that he is your Lord? Do you believe that Christ can save your soul? Jesus said “Everyone who believes in Him will Never Die” That’s the power of our Lord, The Resurrection!

After Jesus had said this, He called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43

Jesus calls out Lazarus name and immediately he comes back to life! Jesus is calling out our names also, are you listening? Can you hear the voice of the Good Shepherd? Jesus is calling all the “Dry Bones” back to life! Amen!

Happy Birthday Evan

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Today is my youngest Son, Evans birthday! How do I describe Evan, he’s a fearless leader and highly creative. Even though Evan is only going to be 5 today, it was very clear from an early age, that Evan was born to lead. He has a very strong personality, he wears his heart on his sleeve, very emotional but everyone ends up loving him, because he is pure and loving

This summer Evan played his first team sport, baseball, and he loved it. However when he was on the field he wanted to make every single play. When the ball didn’t come his way, he was mad, he voiced his displeasure, sometimes even with tears! I tried to explain to Evan about being part of a team, we all contribute collectively, you support your teammates through good and bad

This is a lesson we as adults continually need to learn or remember as well. Being a leader , doesn’t mean you control every situation. Whether its being a leader of your team, or your family, whatever you are leading when we try to control things too much, we don’t allow others to thrive as well. Sometimes being a good leader is knowing when to step aside or to even remain quiet. Sometimes being the leader is speaking up and encouraging someone, a good leader recognizes the situation

It’s a pleasure being Evans father, his creativity and passion are amazing! I look forward to another great year full of memories and blessings! May God continue to shine on him and bless him in Jesus name Amen!

God Came Down

Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence—Isaiah 64:1

Isaiah prayed that God would come down to Earth and save Israel. God did even better than that, Jesus came down and not only saved the Jewish people, but he saved the entire world. This is exactly the expectations for the Messiah (Christ) God made in the flesh

When you understand what Jesus being the Messiah (Christ) means then you understand, that Jesus did say he was God.

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. Isaiah 64:6

The world had a sin problem and humanity could never provide its own salvation. We needed God to save us, we need a Savior, we needed Jesus Christ! Without the love, mercy , and grace from God through Christ, we would all perish! But thanks to our God coming down to Earth, to take our place, he saved us all

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:12

The Name Jesus (Yeshua) means salvation, God came down to Earth to give us salvation! Amen!

Jesus is God

The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” John 10:33

Many people who deny the Deity of Christ will say “The Bible never said Jesus is God” or they say “Jesus never claimed to be God” well they must have skipped over this verse or chapter. Here the Religious Leaders are specifically seeking to kill Jesus because he claimed to be God

One of the big issues is people don’t understand what being the Messiah or Son of God means. Meaning call Jesus  “Christ” without thinking about it, but they don’t understand what a huge title like “Christ” (Messiah) means. That is the fulfillment of God becoming Flesh and ruling on Earth. This is exactly what the Jews believed, exactly why they wanted to kill Jesus

“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30

Now if we back up a little, this is what Jesus said to the Jews before they became enraged and ready to kill him. Jesus and God are One, think about that! That’s like me saying I am equal to God. Obviously, you would say I’m a worthless sinner and cant even be in the presence of God

However Jesus was God in the Flesh, Sinless, Holy of Holies. He is able because he is One with the Father. Now our human minds kick in, we try to make logic of this all and determine this cant be! Do you really think we are capable of comprehending the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth?

Bow down before your Lord and God , repent and beg for mercy, for loving kindness endures forever Amen!

Abba Father

For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Your name. Isaiah 63:16

An Amazing revelation by the prophet Isaiah, the God is not only the Father of Israel, but Gentiles also! There was going to come a day, when God would open up his covenant with the rest of the world through his Son Jesus Christ.

By the blood of Christ, no longer are we aliens or strangers to God, we become his Children. We become the children of God by the blood of Jesus Christ. We have entered into his eternal covenant that we will inherit the Promised Land of the New Heavens and Earth with Jesus Christ ruling from the throne

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15

When you are adopted , you are a legitimate child to that family. Joseph went to Bethlehem and he adopted/registered Jesus as his own son. Even though we know Jesus is the Son of God, by the adoption Jesus fulfilled the Line of David.

We as Christians have been adopted into Gods covenant. We are no longer slaves and strangers, we are Children of God, and we call our God “Abba Father”!  Because of Jesus Christ we have all been made One with God. Because of Christ our Redeemer Amen!

Revelation Chapter 12

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. Revelation 12:1-2

Who is this symbolic woman? I believe it’s the nation of Israel. Notice the 12 stars on her crown are the 12 tribes of Israel…Notice She (Israel) was with Child (Jesus Christ) Lets not forget Jesus is the Lion of Judah…even though he came to save the whole world, he came from Israel

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. Revelation 12:3

The Great Red Dragon is Satan himself, and on the Beast was heads and horns representing the nations/kingdoms and rulers/kings who follow Satan and persecute Jews and Christians because of him Notice the word diadems for crowns meaning power/royalty

“After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. Daniel 7:7

And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. Revelation 12:4

The 1/3rd of Stars from Heaven are the Fallen Angels that have followed Satan to wage war on God and Jesus Christ. Notice throughout time Satan has been trying to kill the Messiah but never succeeded.  He kill Abel in the Garden, He tried to kill Moses,  He tried to kill David, He even tried to kill Jesus when he was born through Herod.

However, Satan misunderstood Gods plan, that Jesus would lay down his life to defeat him and death forever!

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi Matthew 2:16

And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. Revelation 12:5

This describes Jesus Christ to a tee…Jesus is the King of Kings who will rule the world with a rod of iron..who also sits at the right hand of the Father

AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; Revelation 2:27

So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19

Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Revelation 12:6

The woman who fled is the persecution being suffered during the tribulation. 1,260 days is the 3.5 years of the tribulation. The 7 year tribulation is divided into 2 parts based on the “abomination that causes desolation” Daniel prophecies about this and then Jesus confirms his prophecy. The second half of the tribulation will be even worse than the first half

“And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.” Daniel 9:27

Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), Matthew 24:15

And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:7-9

In this scene we see Satan and his Fallen Angels been thrown out of Heaven forever. The angels led by Michael the Arc Angel. Because of this many falsely Michael and Jesus being the same person. Make no mistake about it, Jesus is the name above all names, the only begotten (meaning unique) Son

“Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. Daniel 12:1

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.” Revelation 12:10-12

Notice God says “Because of the Blood of The Lamb, we have Overcome! Shows you just how much power there is in Jesus Christ. By his blood shed at the cross, we have become victorious over Satan and death. Now God declared Satans time is short on Earth, his final destination (Lake of Fire) is coming soon!

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. Revelation 12:13-14

Great persecution is now being caused by Satan on the Church because Christ has overcome him. The two wings of the great eagle is the same that God saved the Jewish people from Egypt. Satans time is running out, and this is his last effort destroy souls

 

You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. Exodus 19:4

And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouthSo the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 12:15-17

The flood of water pouring out of Satans mouth are heresies and false doctrines that are being delivered to the Church. These lies and deceptions are meant to tear apart the unity of the Church. Notice Satan doesn’t attack those who are led astray, he attacks those who hold to the Word of God and Jesus Christ

If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. John 14:15