Saturday, August 20, 2011

Show Them Love, Lead Them Home:

Show Them Love, Lead Them Home

 On Saturday, August 20, 2011, I was in prayer and Bible study when I heard the Lord speaking to me. He had a message for the church and He gave it to me. In this blog, I’m passing it along to those of you who read this blog.

  Tell My people that I have always tempered My message of judgment with My message of love and forgiveness.  Tell the Church that they too must always temper their messages with My love. Remind them that it is not My will that any should perish, but all should live. Tell My Church that the message should not be so forceful in My coming wrath and judgment; the message should be that I stand ready to forgive them, save them and love them.

  Tell My Church to place more emphasis on love, forgiveness and the salvation offered to everyone who will accept My Son as their Savior. I don’t want a single soul to be lost and as My Son commanded: ‘love the Lord your God will all your heart, mind, soul, body and strength; and your neighbor as yourself.”

  Love them and lead them to Christ before it’s too late. Love them as I have loved you and show them the way to forgiveness and to the peace that passes all understanding. Show forth the love of Christ until He comes.”

  After the Lord gave me this message, I began to think about the many people I’ve read blogs from and the many speakers I’ve heard over the past few months. One of the things that stood out to me was the very thing the Lord was speaking of here. I hear so much about the wrath of God, about His vengeance to come and about the judgment, but I’m not hearing that message tempered with the love of God toward those who don’t know Him. I hear a strong message about the doom, but very little about His compassionate heart, His willingness to save any and everyone who will ask His forgiveness.

  To my brothers and sisters who are active in the ministry, to everyone who is witnessing and trying to point souls to Christ; as you’re sharing about the coming doom and tribulation or about how God is going to pour out His wrath, never forget that this is only half the message. It does little good to tell them that they’re going to hell if you don’t explain to them how to become a Christian. If we don’t tell them about the forgiveness they can receive as a Believer in Christ, we’re doing them a tremendous dis-service. We’ve got to show them and tell them about the love of God that’s reaching out to them; we’ve got to tell them about the sacrifice of Christ to pay the debt they never could.

  Folks, we’ve all got to be careful to make sure we give them an opportunity to come to Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We’ve got to go the whole way and do our best to win as many souls as we can to Christ and then help them get started in their new walk of faith.

  As always, please know that I love each of you and I look forward to one day meeting you, if not here on Earth then on the streets of Heaven as we give praise and honor to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

A servant of the King,


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

God's Fall Feasts

  For as long as I can remember I've been told that the Feasts of Israel were Jewish feasts. I've also been told that Jesus came to do away with such things and that, as Christians, we've no need to observe or celebrate these days. As I've grown older, and have studied the Bible on my own, I've come to find that what I was taught growing up was WRONG. The feasts mentioned in the Bible are not Jewish feasts, they aren't the feasts of Israel... the feats days and God's!

  Like a lot of things taught from generation to generation, the teaching that the "Jewish Feasts" aren't for Christians and that "Jesus came to do away with all that Jewish stuff" are just plain wrong. The reason this was taught was because of the teachings of the early Roman church as well as early Christians who wrongly felt that the Jews were responsible for Christ's crucifixion. The early Roman church wanted to pull the attention from Jerusalem to Rome and to the practices of the Roman church. In order to do that, the early church fathers developed a teaching that eventually contributed greatly to the Antisemtic beliefs that many still hold today.

  In the old times, not everyone had a Bible because of the cost. Most of the people were poor and they relied on what the priest, pastor or teacher said. Until the Bible came available for all to read, the people were pretty dumb as to what it really said. Now, more and more Christians are becoming enlightened to the true teaching found in God's Holy Word. Thank God for the open revelation of His precious Word to the masses.

  In Leviticus Chapters 23 and 24, this old question is answered very simply. God told Moses that these were His feast and that they should be remembered throughout our generations, "for ever." God didn't call them Jewish feasts or feasts of Israel, no indeed. In Leviticus 23:2, God said "... even these are my feasts."  While the debate may rage on until Christ's return to carry the Church home, I would like to offer this thought: if God said we should celebrate these feasts, which are a portrait of Christ, throughout our generations, don't you think we should? Would it not be better to celebrate them, to remember them and find out later that we didn't have to, as opposed to finding out we should have and didn't? Something to think about, isn't it?

  Study your Bible so you can know what it says. Don't depend on someone else to teach you because they could be teaching you something that isn't really of God. Don't rely on some preacher, pastor, priest or teacher to always be right because none of us are perfect. Pick up that Bible of yours and read it for yourself and ask God in your prayer time what He meant and if He wants you to observe His feasts. As for me, I'm going to be observing the coming feasts. I'm going to be looking for and longing for the return of my Lord and Savior, Jesus.

  Thanks for reading this little blog and thank you for your prayers. For more information on the Fall Feasts of God, visit my BTR radio page at  God bless and keep you is my prayer.

A servant of the King,