“On your last day… will you know beyond a doubt where you’re going?”©

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Life and death… sounds so permanent,

and yet this life is but a blinking of the eye,

compared to eternity, and many feel nothing

more from it, though they say they would try,

the question then is,”What do you try?,” to

find more than meets the senses you’d feel,

to wonder what lies beyond this life, to know

there is a built in hole in your soul so real,

find comfort in knowing there is a solution

to this emptiness you feel from… from inside,

it is meant for you to seek your maker, to see the

beauty of His creation… to get home and abide.

Home… and you might call this your home, NO…

there is a time and place He will recreate the Earth,

this world is stained by sin and sin cannot be

endured by a righteous God… nothing here of worth

but You, the ‘You’ He died to keep you from hell…

so think about this life’s consequences, your own

actions you will take, and strive for God… do well.

When even a thief on a cross questioned himself… and found God was next to him, and repented… the words from Jesus were,”With Me you will be in paradise.” Don’t you sense and glimpse the personalized experience here… one to complete the emptiness that finds man without God? I’m sure the thief did not wake up that morning of the day he was going to die thinking,”I have a Savior… and I will find Him today!

Luke 23:43 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/23-43.html/

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Revelation 21:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/revelation/21-1.html/

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea.

Genesis 1:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/genesis/1-1.html/

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 14:6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/14-6.html/

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The light of the world

The light of the world

“In Israel they have a saying,”Never forget, never again””©

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It should be understood, firmly, where and why this same thing [The Holocaust] can been seen as more than a human tragedy… for what: nationality someone is, how someone believes and the attempt to dominate one class of people over any other. This should NEVER be allowed to happen again… in human history but the Bible tells us it will happen again. Prophecy is but one of the many facets to the message the Bible tells us, about: life, love, how to live and how to live better despite our conditions we must face. Even today in the Middle East we see the rise of persecution beginning to take hold of our news… and we risk being desensitized (inured) to the truth of what is happening to real people.

Children in Auschwitz concentration camp. About 1.1 million prisoners.

Children in Auschwitz concentration camp. About 1.1 million prisoners.

I would strongly recommend going to this link (Sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) and see the clip, in honor of April 16th, 2015, called Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Rembrance Day. You can also get a free download, a 24 page booklet at this link here… entitled,”Never Forget Never Again.” You might have to signup prior to the download but it will be well worth your effort. Shalom!

Can we afford to turn our head and look away... and still call ourselves human?

Can we afford to turn our head and look away… and still call ourselves human?

The sign over Auschwitz read,”Arbeit mach free,” and meant,”Work makes (you) free.”

How free did it really make those committing these atrocities? Could you do the same... if properly or improperly motivated?

How free did it really make those committing these atrocities? Could you do the same… if properly or improperly motivated?

[All images used for this (minus one) came from this link]

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

“The times we live our lives… and today”©

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There are somethings that were never meant to be together, according to the word of God, but we are entering a time when people will fail to recognize the living God- opting for a god of their own choosing, for: profit, temporary status and power… thinking they are right and would lead others to their destruction. One of the things never meant to be together is the false assumption (or lie) that there is but one god found in what the world calls Monotheism. This is not the case and is a gross misrepresentation of what some might call ‘a knowledgeable guess.’ The fact is and has never been more clear cut and divided than the difference between the living God of Israel and the god of Islam… one mirrors the other but is not the same.

As it comes to extremism throughout the world, even extremists are different in their approach to what they speak out about and the actions they take. I’m not suggesting here that either of the examples are worth emulating (for they are not) or that they should be considered as proper in their attempts to what they would bring attention to. Let me explain what I’m saying… with christian extremists, individuals (sometimes even groups) have been violent against: abortion clinics (places that take a life or stop a life), gays (for their lifestyles or their choices), or used by political means to gain a showing of (or the appearance of) God’s support for a one sided cause. The notion of God agreeing with His Name being used for practices He Himself deplores is as repugnant as it is wrong! Since the ‘New Testament’ times… to forgive an enemy and to love your enemy is still the structure of common understanding coming from the Bible. With the extremists of Islam… we see what is being done in the Middle East, attempts to create a Caliphate (domination) and the existence of the power struggle between Shia and Sunni is clearly evident. There is nothing peaceful here, seen by its fruits… hanging lowest on the tree is the destruction of Jews and Christians alike.

Based on the aforementioned assertions, there cannot be ‘one god’ coming from Monotheism… there are two separate viewpoints emerging from them both, and they are both diametrically in opposition to each other- one seemingly against the God of Israel and the people of Israel (making the claim they are the same as the God of Israel) and the other is the God of Israel.

Matthew 12:25 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/12-25.html/

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house

divided against itself shall not stand:

This truth is also to be understood… something as apparently different should not be merged together. To attempt to do such a thing would either: dilute its meaning, authority, importance or exclusivity. This is not to be done with the word of God (the Torah or the Bible) or the understandings coming from them. There can be nothing good coming from trying to mix one faith with another… God and an idol (of idolatry) are not on equal footing.

Isaiah 46:9 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/46-9.html/

9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

2 Samuel 22:31 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/2-samuel/22-31.html/

31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

Psalm 33:6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/33-6.html/

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Jeremiah 23:36 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/jeremiah/23-36.html/

36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

1 Corinthians 8:6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-corinthians/8-6.html/

6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

This is not what is being said today, coming from a man… a Pastor, an evangelical(?). This has been going on for some time, even been disputed (denied) to be the truth. I ask you to look for yourself and see the fruits of effort for yourself. I give you ‘Chrislam,’ the emerging view (or the emerging church belief) that Christianity and Islam should be ‘one world religion.’ You can believe it or deny it on your own. See the page already up on Rick Warren, a page with information on him by ISNA, found at this link. There is actually some indications he might have membership in the global cabal minded organization named the CFR (Council for Foreign Relations); which is where we get the United Nations from… those also interested in seeing ‘a one world governance’ to come as well. Here is a snipet with this admission,”In fact,” Warren added, ”as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Oxford Analytica, I might know as much about the Middle East as you.” Is this not the beginning of the end… the clearer signs of the times in which we live- drawing closer to an eminent return of our Lord and Savior Himself, Jesus Christ? Here is an article with a slew of topics on UN goals (hopefully all will be found as incredulous as I see them to be… by yourself), one article you might want to look at before you rush to a decision for or against what you might think already. Also, from the ‘Let Us Reason’ Ministries… is this article in full, titled,”Rick Warren’s Panacea- aA peace Plan for the WHOLE WORLD that is waiting.”

Rick Warren at the ISNA [Islamic Society of North America] 2009 Conference. He may have proposed it but does not want his name associated with it- imagine that!

Rick Warren at the ISNA [Islamic Society of North America] 2009 Conference. He may have proposed it but does not want his name associated with it- imagine that!

Which 'truth' and which 'fruit tree' is he talking about here?

Which ‘truth’ and which ‘fruit tree’ is he talking about here?

Is he (really) a proud CFR member?

Is he (really) a proud CFR member?

Is this the truth he, Rick Warren, would have us espouse and believe?

Is this the truth he, Rick Warren, would have us espouse and believe?

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[These abstracts are from this link]

Most men continue shut up as in a dark dungeon, in love with their sins, being blinded and lulled asleep by Satan, through worldly pleasures, interests, and pursuits. But the awakened sinner discovers his dreadful condition. Then he feels that the mercy and grace of God form his only hope. And the terrors of the law are often used by the convincing Spirit, to show the sinner his need of Christ, to bring him to rely on his sufferings and merits, that he may be justified by faith. Then the law, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, becomes his loved rule of duty, and his standard for daily self-examination. In this use of it he learns to depend more simply on the Savior.

The putting on of Christ according to the gospel, consists not in outward imitation, but in a new birth, an entire change. He who makes believers to be heirs, will provide for them. Therefore our care must be to do the duties that belong to us, and all other cares we must cast upon God. And our special care must be for heaven; the things of this life are but trifles. The city of God in heaven, is the portion or child’s part. Seek to be sure of that above all things. Having accepted Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and relying on him alone for justification and salvation, they become the sons of God.

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1 Kings 13:2 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-kings/13-2.html/

2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee.

Have you heard of ‘the Yale Paper‘ or,”Loving God and Neighbor Together”… one signed by Rick Warren and many others. John G. Stackhouse, Jr. also signed it but has posted a reason ‘why’ he did which is good to know. I’m not against living together or loving my neighbor but do not see this same sentiment expressed in Ramallah today- maybe they didn’t get the message?

I can see through the masquerade... can you?

I can see through the masquerade… can you?

[All images used for this article come from this location]

“Relieving parched bones”©

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Never discount yourself to what you can

do or where you might go,

God knows where He’ll use you… where

He’ll take you, this He does know,

never think I’m not good enough or

you don’t know what to say,

God is bigger than any circumstance,

just pray, He’ll show you the way,

never should the servant question how

the Lord will work it in His time,

God defies reason… His ways beg more

questions than men who like crime,

never doubt your belief in the one

to relieve even parched bones,

He satisfies thirst, gives life to life’s

worst… in prayer, no need for phones,

always in time… never late, He comes

through and the sun yet shines,

no matter how dark the hour… He is

the tower none so confines.

Isaiah 66:14 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/66-14.html/

14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

[Below are a few abstracts from this link]

God looks at the heart, and vengeance is threatened for guilt. (1-4) The increase of the church, when Jew and Gentile shall be gathered to the Redeemer. (5-14) Every enemy of the church shall be destroyed, and the final ruin of ungodly men shall be seen. (15-24)

The Jews gloried much in their temple. But what satisfaction can the Eternal Mind take in a house made with men’s hands? God has a heaven and an earth of his own making, and temples of man’s making; but he overlooks them, that he may look with favor to him who is poor in spirit and serious, self-abasing and self-denying; whose heart truly sorrows for sin: such a heart is a living temple for God. The sacrifice of the wicked is not only unacceptable, but a great offence to God. And he that now offers a sacrifice after the law, does in effect set aside Christ’s sacrifice. He that burns incense, puts contempt upon the incense of Christ’s intercession, and is as if he blessed an idol. Men shall be deceived by the vain confidences with which they deceive themselves. Unbelieving hearts, and unpurified consciences, need no more to make them miserable, than to have their own fears brought upon them. Whatever men put in the place of the priesthood, atonement, and intercession of Christ, will be found hateful to God.

A prophetic declaration is given of the Lord’s vengeance on all enemies of his church, especially that of all antichristian opposers of the gospel in the latter days. Ver. ( isaiah 66:19-20 ) sinners. These expressions are figurative, and express the plentiful and gracious helps for bringing God’s elect home to Christ. All shall be welcome; and nothing shall be wanting for their assistance and encouragement.

In the last verse the nature of the punishment of sinners in the world to come is represented. Then shall the righteous and wicked be separated. Our Savior applies this to the everlasting misery and torment of impenitent sinners in the future state. To the honor of that free grace which thus distinguishes them, let the redeemed of the Lord, with humility, and not without holy trembling, sing triumphant songs. With this affecting representation of the opposite states of the righteous and wicked, characters which include the whole human race, Isaiah concludes his prophecies.

Ezekiel 37:4 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/37-4.html/

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.

This image from amps.com.pl... and know we are just like this without God's Spirit in our lives.

This image from amps.com.pl… and know we are just like this without God’s Spirit in our lives.

Ezekiel 37:5 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/37-5.html/

5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

Ezekiel 37:11 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/ezekiel/37-11.html/

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

Can you think of a better sentiment to have or desire to share with those around you... than life itself? This image from pinterest.com

Can you think of a better sentiment to have or desire to share with those around you… than life itself?
This image from pinterest.com

Parched bones

“Where love abides”

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‘Love exceeds: faith, hope or belief… it is what eternity values, unchangeable’

Love is that which transcends hope…

for hope will pass away when what

was hoped for is realized.

Love is that which transcends faith…

for faith will pass away when who

we have faith in welcomes us home.

Love is that which transcends belief…

for belief will pass away when why

we believe is understood as love.

Where love abides is true mercy found,

peace will be the fruits of all our efforts

and cost is found by believing what we see-

understanding belief in action stems from

love to love… as complete a view to me,

a view which should set all of us free.

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[All below comes from this source… on love- God’s love]

God is love and has demonstrated that love in everything that he does. Paul compares faith, hope, and love, and concludes that “the greatest of these is love” ( 1 Cor 13:13 ).

“Love the Lord Your God.” We are totally incapable of loving either God or others a condition that must be corrected by God before we can love. The Bible’s ways of describing this process of correction are numerous: “circumcision of the heart” ( Deut 30:6 ); God’s “writing his laws” on our hearts ( Jer 31:33 ); God’s substituting a “heart of flesh” for a “heart of stone” ( Eze 11:19 ); being “born again” by the Spirit ( John 3:3 ; 1 John 5:1-2 ); removing old clothing and replacing it with new ( Col 3:12-14 ); dying to a sinful life and resurrecting to a new one ( Col 3:1-4 ); moving out of darkness into light ( 1 John 2:9 ). Until that happens, we cannot love.

Many people in Jesus’ day believed that a neighbor was a fellow Israelite. When asked to define “neighbor, ” however, Jesus cited the parable of the good Samaritan a person who knowingly crossed traditional boundaries to help a wounded Jew ( Luke 10:29-37 ). A neighbor is anyone who is in need. Jesus also told his disciples that a “neighbor” might even be someone who hates them, curses them, or mistreats them. Yet they must love even enemies ( Luke 6:27-36 ) as a witness and a testimony.

Our actions illustrate our love. Love for  our neighbor is “love in action, ” doing something specific and tangible for others.

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Psalm 18:1 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/18-1.html/

1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 40:16 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/40-16.html/

16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psalm 69:36 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/69-36.html/

36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Love by its very nature is merciful… is this a definition you equate with it?

[Please Note… it was not (fully) possible to show love to our enemy until we saw Jesus doing that which He asked of us to do- to do this for His name’s sake. This is where the fork of the road occurred with Judaism and Christianity- for believers of Jesus being the Christ we call this ‘The New Testament’ and the final days of man.]

The light of the world

The light of the world

“Consciously aware of our choice”©

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It was as though I was released from

my own prison…

I was lifted, carried, and the sensation

of freedom left me breathless…

nothing compares to the knowledge

of eternal life,

to know God cared for you to die for

you… giving you eternal life with Him.

The choice we make is to ascend to

His will, and by His will for His glory,

this is the truth of God, for it is by

the living God… this the same God

of Abraham, God Almighty, The Messiah…

the sacrificial Lord, the servant of all

mankind… if we but believe Jesus died

for us and became our sin bearer for us…

this is He that you yield to, to the one that

holds the eternal keys to life and death.

Why would God do this for you…

to keep you from going to hell… forever.

There is no other holy writing that gives

us historic prophecy proven by test,

over two thousand (2,000) predictions

came true with Jesus and His life and death.

The chances, alone, in that being true is

10¹¹ [or a 10 with eleven zeros after it].

What is told us of eternal life is it is real,

and we will either be with God…

or we will not, and if not to live forever

without His presence near us-

conscious and aware.

1 John 5:13 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-john/5-13.html/

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Proverbs 12:28 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/proverbs/12-28.html/

28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

1 John 5:20 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-john/5-20.html/

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jude 1:7 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/jude/1-7.html/

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Jeremiah 8:3 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/jeremiah/8-3.html/

3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.

Romans 8:2 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/8-2.html/

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Daniel 12:2 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/daniel/12-2.html/

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

James 5:20 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/james/5-20.html/

20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

[This is an abstract from this link… on the Resurrection]

First Corinthians 15. The earliest teaching in the New Testament concerning the resurrection is undoubtedly 1 Corinthians 15. Paul “passes on” that which he has received (presumably by oral tradition), which is of “first importance.” Paul says that the resurrection was in accordance with the Scriptures a perception that was an important one considering the magnitude of the teaching. The seemingly insignificant detail of the time sequence (“the third day”) is not an inconsequential component; rather, it reveals the historical nature of the event, which was not a private, subjective experience but one that occurred in actual time and was attested by Cephas, the Twelve, and five hundred people. Further, attempts to explain the resurrection as a mere sociological phenomenon without the supernatural element minimizes the magnitude of the event and the role that it played in the formation of Christianity.

This is the blessed hope, the eternal hope, given as a gift to all believers in Jesus Christ, The Messiah come to save the world.

This is the blessed hope, the eternal hope, given as a gift to all believers in Jesus Christ, The Messiah come to save the world.

Happy Passover,2015, and the prayer you will (yet) choose life. (D.V.)

Russ

“The road God walked for me”©

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There is a road God walked for me…

although I knew Him not,

there is a place He felt my shame,

something I never bought,

there is a street He walked for me…

bore my burdens there, so caught,

the street,”The Via de La Rosa.”

The weight of this old world felt…

each painful single step,

the scorn of those doubting truth,

the mocking would not letup…

the shouts and jeers ring true today

and others claim it is a setup…

the street,”The Via de La Rosa.”

The way led to where He died,

the hill…the cross of Calvary,

the path of sorrows know His feet

as well as the bounds of slavery,

He marched until He fell…

another to carry His cross of delivery…

the street,”The Via de La Rosa.”

The story (non-fictional) does not end here, only the ministry of Jesus ended here [His natural life]. The story does continue on past His death… with His resurrection [and there were many eyewitness accounts] to show He was God- and God lives. Maranatha!

The story can be read about, looked at or studied more at either of the sources found below.

Wikipedia… the ‘Via Dolorosa‘ (in Italian) or the ‘Via de La Rosa’ (Spanish)

A site (with photos) by Audrey DeLange, Nov., 1999

Wikipedia… Calvary

A viewpoint from Israel… for tourists and pilgrims alike

The Bible… mention (specifically) only once, Calvary, in Luke 23:33 and further explained here. Please click the Matthew Henry Commentary at the bottom of the page

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a picture from this source… listed below.

The source for the picture above is this link.

A new eStore coming soon!

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I do hope to have christian oriented objects and goodies to sell very soon (some scriptures also provided on some) in an eStore of my own. Here is but one or two examples, see below…

The 'By His hands%22 Large Mousepad... soon for sale. What do you think?

The “By His hands” Large Mousepad… what do you think?

The "Who said you have to be perfect" Mousepad... another one of those coming soon products.

The “Who said you have to be perfect” Mousepad… another one of those coming soon products.

There are plenty of items to go around… but sadly this will not be ready by Passover (Easter)- but will be coming soon!

Russ

“How can man declare God a mystery… unknown?”©

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Let your knee not touch the ground in prayer

if you deny the ground, this Earth, He made

thinking you alone know something about God

when you speak liesnothing youve obeyed,

there will be the same mercy you show those

youve killed to get ahead, make your peace

the same mercy you would afford His children,

those living in His hand He wont release,

find you this pleasure today, but a moment 

for His time comes…. draws nearer to thee,

the blood of the saints calls to Him and it

will be His face youll bow to on bended knee,

nothing has been hidden from youHis word

tells mans history before man sees it happen,

God tells us these things not to confound us

but by seeing it our love and faith to deepen,

know Him for the sins He bore at the cross

your sins and mine He took, and this is grace,

He paid the price of sins cost for each of us,

personally, so we could then seek His face.

Mysterythere is no mystery to His greatness,

He is God AlmightyHe lives beyond the grave,

He rose again to show the whole world He is

God, The Messiah come, He alone can save.

Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

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[The two excerpts below are taken from this link, in abstract, coming from Commentary by Matthew Henry]

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Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord’s showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation. He dispenses all his blessings, according to his good pleasure. His Divine teaching led whom he pleased to see the glory of those truths, which others were left to blaspheme. What a gracious promise that is, which secures the gift of the Holy Ghost to those who ask him! The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Holy Spirit seal believers as the children of God, and heirs of heaven. These are the first-fruits of holy happiness. For this we were made, and for this we were redeemed; this is the great design of God in all that he has done for us; let all be ascribed unto the praise of his glory.

God has laid up spiritual blessings for us in his Son the Lord Jesus; but requires us to draw them out and fetch them in by prayer. Are not the best of us unwilling to come under God’s yoke, though there is no other way to find rest for the soul? Do we not for a little pleasure often part with our peace? And if we dispute less, and prayed more with and for each other, we should daily see more and more what is the hope of our calling, and the riches of the Divine glory in this inheritance. Nothing less than Almighty power will work this in us. Here is signified that it is Christ the Savior, who supplies all the necessities of those who trust in him, and gives them all blessings in the richest abundance.

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We are also told in scripture every knee shall bow, every tongue will confess, Jesus is Lord. The old and new testaments confirm this message.

Old Testament

Isaiah 45:23 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/45-23.html/

23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

New Testament

Romans 14:11 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/romans/14-11.html/

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

[Below is from this link… an abstract; which is descriptive of: Messianic Prophecy, the suffering Jesus undertook for us all as being the Paschal Lamb (The Passover Lamb) for His people and all peoples. Told to us by John the Baptist (in John 1:29; John 1:36) of what Jesus would fulfill, the word of God come to pass.]

The Suffering Servant/Lamb. The disfigured, suffering Servant of Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is commonly interpreted as a messianic prophecy. The Servant would arise from humble origins, be despised and rejected, suffer physical wounds, and be treated like a leper, while taking upon himself our infirmities, diseases, transgressions, iniquities, and deserved punishment for sin. The climax of the Servant’s vicarious suffering is analogous to a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and is silent (Isa 53:7).

All that is left for us to do is choose… so choose you this day whom you will, and I’d pray it will be The Messiah… the Lamb, for many will come to fight against Him but will fail. You will choose life, won’t you? (D.V.)

Your Brother in Christ Jesus,

Russ

P.S. I wish you all a blessed Passover, 2015, one which leads to: peace of heart, strength of faith and a deeper conviction of the truth of the Gospel message. The time is short… for no man (truly) knows the hour or the time except by the signals God grants us all. Let our hands be busy about His work… His love to tell.

Does time on your hands really eat at you? Our hands can fail the mission we have been given, to tell 'the Gospel message' (God's Will)... and we risk our own death from this consequence. Keep in mind... time is short!

Does time on your hands really eat at you? Our hands can fail the mission we have been given, to tell ‘the Gospel message’ (God’s Will)… and we risk our own death from this consequence. Keep in mind… time is short!

Let's pray for strength... and the persecuted church throughout the world! [This image is from a picture of the cover of the book,"Just for you', a book by Helen Steiner Rice.]

Let’s pray for strength… and the persecuted church throughout the world!
[This image is from a picture of the cover of the book,”Just for you’, a book by Helen Steiner Rice.]

“The stone of Salvation has come… honor Him with positive blessedness”©

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Easter (Passover) represents eternal hope…

it is life beyond the grave to save and cope,

there is nothing more evident than resurrection…

the resurrection of Jesus is God’s declaration

of surety… the promise come to see His truth,

His Son raised from the dead, living the proof,

and what man can declare God to be a liar…

those that deny God lives, the false crier

that sets their way against God… against love

and to claim they’d come in peace as a dove.

No… love does not treat another this way

or that, love accepts what one is prone to say,

love looks within the heart… no blind spot

here, if your behavior doesn’t match, caught

you in a lie, love won’t lie… steadfast, true,

eternal light comes from God… never through

with simple words but things are planned out,

this makes those in darkness to want to shout

out and have their pain understood, be heard,

although they’re unsettled… belief in God’s word

is God’s own presence among us, as He was,

and still is… No explanation to man He owes

for doing things as He chooses to, His voice

is the one to listen to while you have a choice.

To the christian, one who is one of the living stones… of the temple of God, it is left an abstract of devotion to desire to build a Temple for the worship of God- especially one where sacrifice is to be put into practice (again). The sacrifice of Jesus at the cross was enough to see Him as He really is, the Savior and deliverer of the whole world, and the debt for sin has already been paid. There is no need to seek to find a sacrifice more perfect than what Jesus was… the Messiah Himself, where God was born of man for this purpose- for a perfect sacrifice once and for all. This was accomplished by God Himself… how else could Jesus raise from the dead, with numerous eyewitness accounts… so we might believe the truth- this is NOT just a story but an actual event in human history. His presence in human history denotes the importance of us (as humans) to God Himself.

1 Peter 2:4 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-peter/2-4.html/

4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

[An abstract below, from this source, is seen below]

stone–Peter (that is, a stone, named so by Christ) desires that all similarly should be living stones BUILT ON CHRIST, THE TRUE FOUNDATION-STONE; compare his speech in Acts 4:11. An undesigned coincidence and mark of genuineness. The Spirit foreseeing the Romanist perversion of Matthew 16:18 (compare Matthew 16:16,”Son of the LIVING God,” which coincides with his language here,”the LIVING stone”), presciently makes Peter himself to refuse it. He herein confirms Paul’s teaching. Omit the as unto of English Version. Christ is positively termed the “living stone”; living, as having life in Himself from the beginning, and as raised from the dead to live evermore ( Revelation 1:18 ) after His rejection by men, and so the source of life to us. Like no earthly rock, He lives and gives life. Compare 1 Corinthians 10:4, and the type, Exodus 17:6, Numbers 20:11.

It is my prayer this Passover (Easter), 2015, you will come to see Jesus for who He is, was and will be forever… The God and Messiah of our lives. The cross of Jesus allows humanity to see what we deserve, and Jesus took this death as His own for us all- that we would not get what we all deserve… or be forced to go where He died to save us from going. How dire is this place… that God would rather die for you than force you to go unwillingly to hell. Now… it will be only be man’s choice to go, by not accepting God’s gift of life- found in the life of Jesus. You also have this choice today… and I hope you choose life eternal with God yourself. You do… don’t you? (D.V.)

Matthew 25:46 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/25-46.html/

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

What nature do you claim... and exhibit?

What nature do you claim… and exhibit? You can say you believe in God but it really does come down to how we treat others among us… and our behavior is the fulcrum to the belief we have- of God or not! Choose you God this Passover, 2015, the God of love. Life is more than we see with Earthly eyes or even what we think it can be. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

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