I Stand With Israel

I stand with Israel and flag

It is important that we first understand one truth.

“For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.”

– Malachi 3:6 NKJV

G-d does not change, at all. Therefore, I stand with Israel.

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Promise of Good Health

G-d delivered the Israelites from the bondage of Egypt and they were thirsty from their travels. They had come across contaminated water and G-d purified the water. He said:

…”If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

— Exodus 15:26 NKJV

This is an awesome promise from the L-RD. He is speaking to the Israelites, but it is very possible that this can pertain to us as well.

He says “If you diligently heed the voice of the L-RD your G-d…”

Are we diligently heeding the voice of the L-RD?

diligent: adj.

  1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.
  2. done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking.

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diligent: adj.

  1. characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort: painstaking.
    syn. busy. – Orgin: Latin diligere – di (apart) + legere (to select)

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If we take the Latin origin “apart to select” and add that to the definition we will get an explanation of the word

to set something apart from the rest and steadily pursue it, with constant and fervent energetic effort, always being attentive to the goal in mind.

heed: verb:

  1. 1. to give careful attention to
    Origin: German: to guard, protect, in the sense of a covering of the head.

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Do we set apart our focus, with tenacious effort, towards covering/protecting our heads with the voice of the L-RD our G-d? Are we putting forth that same effort to do what is right in His sight, willingly and actively listening to His commandments with obedience, and constantly holding to His statutes?

According to this verse, if His people are doing the above mentioned, they will not have any of the diseases that were brought upon the Egyptians.

Are we His people? In John 10, Jesus talks about His sheep.

v.4 “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”

v.8 “All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.”

v.16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”

v.27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

Are we His sheep? Do we hear His voice? Are we seeking Him out? If so, He has brought us into the fold and we have a promise of eternal life, as well as a life more spiritually abundant while we remain here on this Earth. In verse 10 of the same chapter, Jesus said that He has come that His sheep may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

This is what it means to be a follower of Jesus, a child of G-d.

Diligently seek Him out with every fiber of your being and see what G-d has in store for your life. It is far greater than you could ever imagine.

Protecting Yourself Against What You Receive Through Your Eyes

If you are claiming to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus, a believer in G-d, and you are involved in inappropriate things, you have not received Him completely. You are still holding onto sin. You must let it go and let G-d take control. This is through prayer and reading His Word and having accountability partners. These partners need to be someone that loves you, someone that you can trust, to keep you accountable, but not talk about these issues with anyone else.

If you do not know Jesus, if you do not have a relationship with Him, He is waiting for you. He has been your whole life. Come just as you are. There is nothing that you can do to “clean up.” In Isaiah 64:6 it states that our righteousness is as filthy rags. Our best is a bloody mess in the literal translation. There is nothing that we can do on our own.

However, Jesus paid the price to redeem us. In the Gospel (i.e., Good News) of John chapter 19, verse 30 (i.e., John 19:30), while He was on the cross, He said

“It is finished!”

The price has been paid in full. All we have to do is receive this free gift. Come to Him and be free.

In John 1:12-13, he stated

“But as many as received Him (i.e., Jesus the Messiah), to them He gave the right to become children of G-d, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of G-d.”

You see, G-d’s will is to know you personally. Come and be free. Come just as you are and He will show you the path the walk. He will shed the light in this dark world. Come and receive Him today.

If you want to talk about this and how to be free from these things, you can contact me via the Contact the Author form on the right side of this page.

Politics and Freedom of Speech

“We have forgotten G-d”Abraham Lincoln

Read the full proclamation by our President, Abraham Lincoln at http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/fast.htm

Our Constitution is based on the principles of the Bible and G-d and they are intertwined into the document. Our founding fathers believed in G-d and the Bible and they were not ashamed to mention it in their politics. They believed in the freedom of choice, as G-d does.

The first Amendment is the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. It is our Constitutional right to speak our mind, regardless of what it is. Whether you are Atheist, Feminist, Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist, Mormon, Gay, Straight, Jewish, Christian, or any other belief that you have, you have the right to speak your mind openly. That is what makes our country great. It is what the men and women of this country have fought and died for. Don’t let that go in vain. Let Freedom ring.

Any opposition to this amendment is the same mentality as Nero, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, governments that approve of genocide, enforce the burning of all literature, education for only the elect few, banning of the internet, and the list goes on.

If we hold to these oppositions and continue down this path, we will see history repeat itself in the same negative way. These histories are all blemishes of mankind and represent how wickedly horrible we can be.

The world in general is shouting out tolerance, but when someone brings up the Bible, G-d, and/or Jesus, tolerance is thrown out the window. The reaction is “shut them up and shut them down”. “Get that out of our courts, our politics, our work, our lives. He doesn’t belong here.” This is the attitude in a lot of cases.

Why is this? Granted, in a lot of cases, G-d, Jesus and the Bible have all been misrepresented as something of hate. However, if you read the Bible, you will find that it is filled with love all through it. It is a love story of G-d and His people and how He has continued to pursue them, protect them, bless them, and yes discipline them, as a parent disciplines their child. Does that sound like hate?

Bottom line, G-d allows freedom of choice because He loves you. You can make the choice to follow him, or you can make the choice not to. You can make the choice to believe in Him, or you can make the choice not to. It is entirely up to you.

Speak freely of what you believe, speak it in love and don’t get upset when someone disagrees, regardless of what side of the conversation you are on.

Tolerance is an interesting word. It is thrown around without much thought. The root word is tolerate. The definition of tolerate is this: To allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hinderance; to permit.

Tolerance and Agreement are two different things.

I believe in G-d, every bit of His Word (i.e., the Bible), and I also believe that Jesus is the Messiah. I believe that He loves you and that He wants to have a personal relationship with you, just as a parent wants to have a personal relationship with their child. If you disagree with me, I accept that. If you don’t believe in Him, I accept that.

The only question I have for you is this: Have you truly looked into the possibility that the Bible is true in its entirety? To do that, you would have to read it for yourself and make that judgement, and not rest on the opinion or statement of another individual or organization. It is your personal journey while you are here on earth. Their statements and opinions are from their journey, their decision, not yours. The point is this, if I tell you that the direction you are traveling in your car leads to a 3,000 foot cliff because the bridge is out and I just came from that direction barely escaping, are you going to look into it, or are you going to blindly keep driving full speed because the person sitting next to you says, “Don’t believe him, he is a nut.”?

Live in a clear conscience that you have at least looked into the possibility that it is true. If you can say that you have read it entirely and still not believe, then you have made your choice and I respect that. However, because I believe it to be true and because I truly do care for you, don’t get upset when I tell you that He loves you and He wants a better life for you. I am speaking to you in love, His love which is the purest love there is. If you tell me that you don’t want to hear that any more, I am going to respect that and not tell that to you any more. But, don’t get upset if I throw out a “Praise the L-RD, Hallelujah, or Glory Be To G-d” because that is who I am and what I believe. Also, if you ask me a question and you don’t like my answer, remember that you asked the question and it would be rude not to answer it.

I may not agree with what you believe, I may not agree with your lifestyle. That doesn’t stop me from caring for you. I am not going to get upset when you tell me your beliefs or your lifestyle. Just remember this: If you allow yourself to get angered by someone believing something different than what you do, you have to question the root of the anger. Was what they said directed at you personally? Are they forcing something down your throat? Or are they perhaps just simply stating what they believe to be true? Are they coming at you with a pointing finger or are they coming at you with a gentle loving hand?

Also, please remember: We are all human and make mistakes. So if I make one, please forgive me and anyone else that makes one.

G-d loves you dearly and wants to be a part of your life. Your choice, your decision.