You Are Set Apart

I confess I am reading Leviticus in the Old Testament and finding it difficult wondering; how did they keep all the instructions and laws?

I also wondered were they afraid all the time of messing up and not being able to keep them? They did.
That is why the Book of Leviticus deals with their “right Living”, sacrificing for their sins, abiding by the laws and carrying them out, to be a holy nation set apart. Testing was their everyday challenge. Were they going to listen to God or do what they wanted?

Let’s fast forward to Jesus….
In his patience and love tells the Jewish people “I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.” (Matthew 5:17) Jesus said He was the Messiah, many received Him with their whole heart- all were accepted Jews and Gentiles. Many devout Jewish leaders didn’t believe Him and their hard hearts turned away, the message fell on deaf ears. They were praying for a Messiah to save them from Roman rule, but in truth Jesus came to lead them to Himself for eternal life. Through Jesus the laws that kept them shackled could now be broken, but they could not hear or believe it, and they scrambled in stress to keep their laws in tact.

Isaiah 11:1-3. The Branch From Jesse           (Matthew 1:6 for lineage)
 
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
    or decide by what he hears with his ears;

I understand Leviticus it to be God’s instructions of holiness, sacrifices, worship & health, those instructions were instrumental to leading and guiding the Israelites as a holy people, setting them apart to follow God and abide by all his laws.

Why Are you set apart?

You were chosen by God to be a separate people when you came to Christ, there was a new life coming towards you, before Christ you were part of the world and now because of your faith in knowing that Jesus is Lord has saved you and takes you not physically out of the world but spiritually gives you a new life one that isn’t shackled to the earth, but is free to love and know that you have been set free by the power of His mighty blood.

Brethren don’t give up hope, it is for this time you have come into the world , maybe you don’t understand why but God has this great plan to show you how His mighty power works, JUST WATCH!

Shalom
Nancy
The Christian Writer

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Who Is Lord Over Your Life?

Today my heart is saddened by the amount of hate and anger there is going on around the world. The protests are out of control, anger has flooded the airways and people are upset.

What does this do for a human heart? Does it make the situation going on inside of you any better? No! It just produces more anger.

What is the answer? Stop, think and pray for wisdom. God is in Control of it all.

If you are carrying around bitterness this eats away at your mind and cannot be healthy for your body either. Instead why not try to focus everything on Jesus and know that He is the giver of peace, the peace that passes all understanding.

Bitterness is not going to change anything. So Set your hearts on Jesus, He has all the circumstances of your life and knows what you are facing, He knows what you agree or disagree with. We are powerless in our circumstances but God is over all and hears the cries of His people.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

I ask you today, who is the Lord over your life?

 

 

Shalom

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Follow Christ, Not False Teaching

Recently I came across a established church website in the city that spoke about the many things they were doing and reflected only God’s name on the site and posted it along with their programs. Nothing wrong with that! But as I studied it further I realized no where was Jesus name or any gospels mentioned. I thought it quite odd that a church that is supposed to be rooted in Christ has nothing on its site about our Lord.

Now it seemed inviting if I were a new believere or had not gone to church in a long time and wanted to know about God and maybe join some of the ministries,  but I didn’t see the glorified Christ name or mention or picture~there at all. But did see something that was introduced into that church that wasn’t the gospel, some program that develops the spiritual life.

With further investigation I realized it was introducing teaching that was not correct.

These are the last days and have been since Jesus told us this, but as things heat up around the world and evil is rearing it’s ugly head, we  will be seeing and hearing more false teaching coming into churches.

BEWARE!

Jesus said: Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Peter said2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. …

John said:   1 John 4:1
 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

As a Christian you must always be praying that God will show and expose false teaching to you. That is my prayer for you today my Brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Turn Back To God

Deuteronomy 7:9-10 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.  But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction;
he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.

This sums up what is happening in the world today. Nations, leaders and people are turning their backs on God. There is always going to be repercussions of actions taking place in the Nations. 

If Countries are taking God out of everything and relying on man, what do you think God will do or not do?

God’s protective hand is not on any Nation that takes Him out of their plans.

God will allow it’s self-destruction to happen when they either curse Him or ignore Him.

But wait! There is hope!

Turn back to God and include Him in your lives. Seek Him in all things, in all matters and in all ways. Pray that the leaders of your Country will open their eyes to God and go to Him in prayer before making rash decisions or not including Him, since He is sovereign over all. So I say to you, if you want PEACE, go to the Almighty God and Jesus who is our intercessor.

Go To Prayer, pray for your Country.

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Yom Kippur-Holy Day

Yom Kippur in the Jewish religion is the day set for atonement of sins, as you read below through parts of  Leviticus God gives Moses clear instructions on what to do and when to do them. There is a process that God had them follow and as we look on these sacred duties of the priests, begin by looking at verse 16 God has told Moses and given instruction for Aaron not to go into the Most Holy place whenever he wanted or he will die.

Leviticus 16 (NIV)

The Day of Atonement
16 The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the Lord. 2 The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.

Let’s move down to verse 29 God tells them exact timing and instructions for this very Holy Day

29 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves[c] and not do any work—whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you— 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. 31 It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance. 32 The priest who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as high priest is to make atonement. He is to put on the sacred linen garments 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place, for the tent of meeting and the altar, and for the priests and all the members of the community.

34 “This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.”

And it was done, as the Lord commanded Moses.

What does this mean for a Christian of today? God will always look at this His Holy Day, but He gave us Jesus as the sacrificial lamb, Jesus came in to die on the cross so that these Old Testament rules of sacrifice are obsolete, done-over.

How blessed are we that we don’t have to do this? Do you want to be forgiven of sins?  Pray “Jesus, I am a sinner, please forgive me, wash me clean and I make you my Lord and Savior”  as many have said one and done. No fasting, nothing held, except the love and sacrifice of Jesus for us on the cross.

Shalom to you on this day, Pray!

Nancy

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Stand Firm For Jesus

These are the days that much prayer is needed, if we are to face what is ahead then we will need all of the things that God has promised us a boldness to stand with jesus for truth and justice.  I have to say that so many times the world has offered us a way to  grow in selfishness and at the end of getting what we want it’s always emptiness. But when you stand with God, your life will be forever His and the riches of this world will be a yesterday thought.

Having a rich relationship with jesus is the way to the Father, Jesus tells us this. But as the days of this world grow colder, we need to stand firm on Jesus, what His promises are and how to behave when the attacks of satan are coming our way. The boldness you show for Jesus will be recorded and spoken about in heaven, be assured, the way to the Father is through His one and only Son Jesus Christ.

Shalom and Happy- Ross Hashanna

Nancy

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

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Simply Grateful

This morning I woke up early and realized that tomorrow is the first day of Fall 2014, I had a wonderful Summer this year, best one in over 14 years. I didn’t go anywhere,didn’t do anything special at all to tell you about but I spent this summer healing from a lot of things that happen in the first part of the year. It wasn’t pretty.

I left a church, my sewer backed on to the basement floor-on Easter day, I had root canal and lost my corporate job of seven years all within 3 months.

Talk about when you go through a season, that was rough. But God was making a way!

All the things that happened opened a door for me, I was healing from some bad experiences and I had to trust the Lord with whatever he had for me next, talk about faith! I had that even though I was dragged through mud and mire I saw God working in my life, wow, it could not have been better that.

So I sit here telling you this because I am so grateful for this is my testimony, when bad things happen, it really is a time for healing when you pass through that season. Now it will be a new season and who knows what God will do now! I’m looking forward to it. Shalom-Nancy

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Psalm 104:19

He made the moon to mark the seasons,

and the sun knows when to go down.

Holy Ghost Movie

I had just viewed the Holy Ghost Movie made by Bethel.tv

I was amazed at the amount of evangelism and stepping out in faith these men were doing. From local to India sharing their faith of love of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, faith, healing and indwelling of spiirt was so abundant in the film. It was about 184 minutes long but well worth it for the gospel message it produced.

I was also amazed at the people who were featured, the band Korn, as I recalled years back they were not very holy in anything they produced -but now, Christ has taken over their lives in spirit they are praying for people, healing in Jesus name and more! Talk about a transformation experience!

The message is clear in this movie, not about religion… it’s about relationship with Jesus. Please support this film.

Shalom

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Where is God’s Hand In This All?

Chaos and more chaos, where is God’s hand in this all?

The Lord is working in ways we will never understand, for the days are coming when there will be no peace to be found at all. But we must be ready as Christians for the days ahead. We have to ask God where are you in this? Where is Jesus and when will this be over?

Look at the facts, people have turned away from the faith, churches are uprising in places that only can be put asunder. But we must stay in prayer for the days ahead, there are Christians all over the world that are praying for safety, do you pray for them? We are blessed to be able to sit in quiet confidence in our homes but these persecuted Christians are running for their lives and seeking safe havens. If you would take the time to pray for them, then they will know in their hearts that God is in control through prayer and supplication.
I hope you are pressing forward my friends and ask you for prayers not only for those Christians but for all Christians who are struggling at this time.

Shalom

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When God Abandons A Nation Part 3

When is Gods Wrath and abandonment?

Chapter 44 God has brought a great disaster on Jerusalem and the towns of Judah  verse 2- “Today they lie deserted and in ruins, 3 -“because of the evil they have done, They provoked me to anger by burning incense and by worshipping other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew.”

Even the prophets were ignored.

How God deals with a Nation is in his hands, we see the nations at this rising up against each other and the punishment is theirs. Their infliction of self righteousness and anger towards each other as uprising occurs and all the people are left in ruin. But God has his moments when as a loving Father he will come forward and heal his people in the day of redemption. So as a follower of God, we must consider these things, is the day of reckoning at hand? Are we prepared to see that God has been provoked in many ways, the Nations are turning away from the truth of the gospel and preparing themselves for what may be inevitable danger to themselves.

We as a Nation, must stand firm on our God and His promises. He will be our only salvation and when we are not following what he commands us to do then we are in trouble. Turn your back on Him He will turn his back on the Country.

 

So this is the last post on this subject, my answer to all is clear, Praise God, look to Him and pray for this Country and countries all around the world, we are in crisis now, we need prayer, your prayer for us all.

Shalom