Friday, December 16, 2022
Then came Hanukkah; it was winter in Jerusalem. Yeshua was walking in the Temple around Solomon’s Colonnade. Then the Judean leaders surrounded Him, saying, “How long will You hold us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us outright!” Yeshua answered them, “I told you, but you don’t believe! The works I do in My Father’s name testify concerning Me.
John 10:22-25 TLV
Yeshua is the Hebrew form of the name of Jesus.
The TLV is the Tree of Life Version popular with Jewish believers in Jesus.
Here it is in the King James Version:
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him,
How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:
the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
John 10:22-25 KJV
Do you know who He is,
and why He came to you?
He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
Happy Hanukkah if you celebrate it too.
And if you don't, Happy Hanukkah anyway!
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
I read this on Gretchen's Blog and was shocked.
I thought the quote was going one way, then it went another.
“Religion used to be the opium of the people. To those suffering humiliation, pain, illness, and serfdom, religion promised the reward of an afterlife. But now, we are witnessing a transformation, a true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.”
(1911-2004), a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat.
He is regarded as one of the great poets of the 20th century.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Monday, November 7, 2022
Friday, November 4, 2022
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022
There are many untruths are out there vying for our attention and promising the answers we seek. But why do we seek? Because our hearts cry out to Our Creator. Ask yourself if what you believe is true. Then ask the Lord God. Is it true?
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:5-8
Friday, October 21, 2022
I learned to make bread in 2020. Didn't everybody?
This one is Challah, a traditional loaf served on the Sabbath.
Biblically, that's Friday night to Saturday night,
though many people observe it on Sunday.
If you celebrate a Sabbath, have a good one.
If not, have a good one anyway!
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Friday, October 14, 2022
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
She stepped into forever as though it were the next logical step. One moment she'd been there and now she was here. Heaven. In the distance a structure was being built on the apex of a mountain. In an instant she was there, eye to eye with the dome builder and his creation.
"It's beautiful," she said. "What is it?"
"What do you think it is?" He asked simply.
"It looks like a church dome from the old world. Blue and gold." She paused, "This gold is different than the gold of the old world. It shines..."
and for lack of better wording, added, "like the sun."
"I painted it with the sun," he explained.
A grin spread across his face and she didn't know if he was joking.
She recognized him. She knew his story, or at least what she had been told. Boldly, she asked, "You were a monster on Earth. How did you get here?"
He was taken aback by her assumption, but not surprised to hear the question. He'd been asked it a million times already and he'd only just arrived.
"How did you get here?" He parried.
"The same way, it must be."
He nodded, "I was forgiven."
They worked together on the dome. Once it was complete they had nothing to put it on. All of Heaven is a temple and the people there are the temple. He held it in his hands instead and took it around to show people. Each one of them asked, "How did you get here?" And each one answered their own question,
"The same way, it must be. I was forgiven too."
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
These days it seems every country is threatening another. I can't control what they do, only what I do. I see the Lord moving in my heart to forgive and be forgiven. In the past few years He has brought to mind some things far in the past that I needed to remember and be forgiven of, and to forgive other people. It was not easy, but it was good. It seems to me I can wonder about the hearts of people, and the motives of world leaders, but when it comes down to it, my heart's condition is what matters. I can not decide for anyone else, only myself. I pray for our world.
I pray for you. Any prayer requests?
“Then he left the crowds and went into the house.
And his disciples came to him, saying,
“Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”
“The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
The field is the world,
and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom.
The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
and the enemy who sowed them is the devil.
The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire,
so will it be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man will send his angels,
and they will gather out of his kingdom
all causes of sin and all law-breakers,
and throw them into the fiery furnace.
In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
He who has ears, let him hear. ”
Matthew 13: 36-43
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing;
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.
I'd stay in the garden with Him
Tho' the night around me be falling;
But He bids me go; thro' the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling.
C. Austin Miles