Turbulent Times, Trust Jesus

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Where is the world headed these days? It seems as though things are getting more intense and out of control. But there is a hope for you and I, it’s the constant hope that Jesus is with us during these troubled, turbulent times.

When you look back on your life do you see that things are not as they were? Things are moving fast, people are making decisions without going to Jesus in Prayer. But I say to you, don’t let the world overtake you and seek Jesus, He will give you understand in the midst of a battle or stressed time.

When you don’t know the answer and don’t know where to turn, look to Jesus, He makes everything clear and new! There is no one on earth that knows you like Jesus does and He wants you to turn to Him in prayer. The battle is not yours, it’s His, Trust God.

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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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Having Faith Through Difficulty

These are difficult days, there will more ahead and we must all be prepared to lean more on God for everything. If you were depending on the world to make you happy that will almost always be an empty well, nothing will spring up from this world and what it offers. But if we hold steadfast to God’s word, we will be able to weather any storm ahead and be the beacon of light for others to see.

So that being said, Have Faith!

Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

If we look back on the people in the Old Testament, we can read about what great faith the people of that time had and God being faithful, always gave them the hope that He would do what He promises. I love that, I love the assurance that God will do what He promises, He will never leave us or forsake us. That’s awesome!

Well I will be praying for you, no matter who you are and hoping that you will work on your faith, hold strong to it and you will see God work things out in your life you never thought were possible.

Shalom and much Christian love

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

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

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

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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

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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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Center Yourself In Jesus

This weekend marks the end of a great summer, here in the east, it’s been glorious, we have had some great days!

As we wind down, it’s always time to think and refocus on what we have done during our summer, I know for myself it’s time to refocus and center my life in Jesus. In the early spring  left a church that I loved very dearly, loved the people and the great things that were being accomplished through some of my efforts of recruiting and speaking to others about Jesus. I had been convicted by a friend on “being on a slippery slope”and called out from the Holy Spirit to take leave of absence. It was extremely difficult. But now I go to a Gospel Church that is awesome and I am resting there.

But as the summer moved along, I realized that the temptation to go back to that church a few times, then I remembered why I left and the yoke of slavery I would have been under just working and not reaping all the Jesus had for me. So I resisted and still think so much about it, but I am so much better now just centering myself in Jesus.

Now I say to you are you centering yourself in Jesus? Have you put him aside for other things? Jesus tells us you cannot divide your loyalty as He said in Luke 16:13-“No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” My thought is Jesus is trying to tell us, make Him the center not the stuff of the world that distracts you.

Hope you have a great weekend my beloved!

Shalom

Nancy

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Gods Playing Field

Each ady we make a decision to follow God, many times when you are caught up with the things of this world, you follow other things. What does God say about this in His Commandments?

I am the one and only God, you shall not put any gods before me. So that being said, I say to you what are you doing that prevents you from following the one true God?  If only people would see themselves from Gods perspective they might understand that He is a very jealous God and when you worship other things and put them before Him, he gets angry. For He is the glory of Heaven and earth and should always be worshipped like that.

So when you ae on Gods playing field you have to look at things from his view and trust in him not people or things that drive you away. The perfect way is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and do not look at any other gods. Jesus is waiting for you, right now to come to him, seek his face make him your Lord and Savior as you ask him to forgive your past sins and rebuke the time you spend not seeking Him. Be sure to read the Gospels and hear Jesus speak to you through them. Jesus was a sacrificial lamb sent by The Father for you, he shed his blood for your sin, he redeemed your life through His death and resurrection, There is no god/gods that have done this. Seek Jesus, change your life!

Shalom

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When God Abandons A Nation- Part 1

The Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah- Part 1

Jeremiah 7:27 When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you. when you call to them, they will not answer. Therefore say to them, “This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord it’s God or responded to correction. Truth has perished, it has vanished from their lips. Cut off your hair and throw it away: take up a lament on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.

If you don’t know anything about Jeremiah the Bible tells us he was a messenger and the Lord came to him about Jerusalem and the wickedness of their ways, such as adultery, worship of other gods and stars with  immorality in  shame. God told Jeremiah to warn the people to turn back to Him and give up their wickedness, repent, shave their heads in mourning. But as the story continues, the countless warnings with ignorance and pride the people with their King and priests just turned away. God wanted them back, God is jealous-even today.

Looking at all of this, I have to think about how many people are living way beyond even what those people were doing, with advancement in technology, crime and riches, people today have forgotten God- this is being said to the non believers consider  a relationship with God, today. He is jealous of everything you are distracted by, which is controlling your thoughts and you are forgetting Him.  stop, take a long look at your life right now and consider what eternity will look like for you. You have everything, but you have nothing if you don’t have a rich relationship with Jesus, clearly in Jeremiah the people forgot how to worship, they thought everything was cool, life was good in their world.

I am going to stop here and continue on next post about what God saw and how he reacted to the Nation that abandons God.

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Making an Appointment with God

Recently I had lost a corporate job due to downsizing and have been doing a lot of praying on where God will send me next so  thought it was a good time to make a divine appointment with God for tomorrow and seek His will and a garden setting was the choice for quiet prayer.

So I set out for a beautiful Botanical garden in Ringwood NJ and got out of the car and walked, they had every kind of flower blooming and with camera in hand I set out to find the place to have that appointment. I found a gated area with a bench and some amazing green plant life with paths.

The reason I am writing to you about this is not the garden, job or anything else but really about the time you set aside for God. I realized that I don’t give God the time He deserves from me. I spend a lot of time in front of a computer, walking occasionally from the desk, but not looking at the word of God enough and not giving God time to speak into my heart, instead I’m filling it with more websites, emails and things to keep me away from spending that quality time with him which he requires us to do.

Back to the appointment, I sat down on the bench and looked around and thought God what do you want me to do? I don’t have an answer for direction which I am seeking, but instead, right there was everything he created for his appointment with me. The garden was created by gifts he gave to people to structure an area so beautiful that the waiting room for the appointment was perfect.

This is the point: Jesus many times went to the garden by himself to pray, that was his divine appointment with His Father. We need to do this more, get away from the desk and make the appointment!

Shalom