“The deception that I was in could happen to anyone, anywhere in the world. In fact, it is going on at an alarming rate! The only consolation, God has warned us about it in the Holy Scriptures.Since my “translation” from darkness into His glorious light, I see that dates and events are important to God, despite the fact that my enemy tried to get me to believe otherwise. Looking back, I see how significant they really are. The Ninth of Av (5759—22 July 1999), aka Tisha B’Av, became very meaningful for me in the course of writing this book. According to tradition, the enemies of Israel destroyed both of the Jewish temples in Jerusalem on the ninth day of Av. Reportedly, the first temple was burned down by the Babylonians in the year 586 BC, and the second temple was completely destroyed by the Roman Army, under the command of Titus, during the Jewish revolt in AD 70.These temples represented God’s presence in the midst of His chosen people, but praise God, we don’t need a man-made building for our heavenly Father to reveal Himself to us today. And if you will allow the Lord God to purify your heart, He may choose to make His habitation with you! But it can only happen through Emmanuel, the Messiah of Israel!We are at a turning point in this battle for the souls of men, and it won’t be long before Jesus “will swallow up death in victory!” Praise the precious name of Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ—the Anointed One!If you happen to find out that you are on the wrong side, my sincere hope and prayer for you is that this testimony will encourage you to get on the side of the Lord, while there is still time. And if you are one who is truly seeking God with all your heart, my most earnest prayer for you is that you will come away from here with more of a love and a deeper appreciation for God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Spirit of the most high God!”
Do you know what is a dire situation? A dire situation is whenever someone loses hope! Hopelessness is a poison to the soul which saps the human spirit. It is one of the worst states to be in because in that state a man can do anything without fear or care. When an individual becomes hopeless, they JUST DON’T CARE anymore, to the extent they can take their own life or even someone else’s.
One of the fuels for hopelessness is the loss of confidence. As a society we seem to be failing on many fronts and losing confidence in vital institutions. We are losing confidence in marriages, in governments, health care systems, and in some cases even religion. What these institutions said they would do does not turn out to be so. Their words and their actions are vain and contrary to what they initially promised.
But today, I want to let you know that I know a man who is totally different from the aforementioned. He comes from a Heavenly Kingdom and this institution is sure. This man’s words are trustworthy and true! He has the authority to make promises and honorable enough to keep them! We can resoundingly say “Yes” and Amen to all of His words.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
For a surety, everything this world has to offer will fail. Some of you might already have experienced failure in some of the things I listed above or even going through them currently. But I tell you today, if you put your confidence in all of God and his word you will always have hope and victory will be yours.
Let me share with you how the topic of this blog was birthed. I got up early this morning and while reading the Lord led me to the following scripture:
Luke 22:7-13 (NIV)7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”9 “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.10 He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, 11 and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”13They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
I marveled at this scripture. Jesus was very specific in his instruction. Enter the city and you will see a man. Not just any ordinary man but this man will have a jar. That man will not be walking aimlessly but he will enter a house. The house will not be any average house, but it will have guest rooms to accommodate people. The room will be large, and not only this but it will be fully furnished and prepared for dining. Look at how specific Jesus was in his description. Now, exactly how Jesus said it was, is exactly how the disciples met it.
I say again in a loud voice, just as Jesus said it would be, that is how it was found to be! Hallelujah!
This gives me great confidence today. Because, while everything around me has the propensity to fail, the words of our God will never fail. Knowing this and believing this gives my soul great HOPE. No poisonous hopelessness will be sapping my soul today. For I am saying Yes and Amen to the words of my God and holding unto every promise.
I encourage you now to open your bible and pick out some of God’s promises. Begin to read them with the full assurance that just as it is stated, is exactly how it will be!
Link to some biblical Promises.
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