Contributed on Aug 9, 2020
The minute you open up the Bible it’s as if God has taken your face in His hands, is looking you in the eyes, and saying: “Read my lips … I am God … I am Elohim … I am the eternal Creator and Sustainer of Life who made you so that I can love you and you can love me.”
Names … We all have them … be dumb if we didn’t, amen? You can’t go around saying “Hey you over there” all day. Names make sense … but how often do you think about your name … or names? And I do mean “names” plural … because we all have more than one name. For example, I have three names ...read more
Contributed on Aug 16, 2020
Freedom comes when I realize that I am not in charge of the universe … God is … and I let Him do His job and I do mine … which is to be an attentive and obedient servant of the Lord and Master of the universe.
I am a slave. Not because I am being forced to be a slave but because I want to. Under Deuteronomic law, an indentured servant could choose to be a free man when his seven years of service were up or he could choose to stay and work for his master. If he loved his master and wanted to continue ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2020
Part of our problem today is that we’ve become too casual with God. Instead of hesitating to even pronounce His name, we use His name flippantly. It is to be spoken with deep reverence and profound respect … even fear.
I guess I was about 4 years old when I realized that my mother had another name besides “Mom” … and one day I decided to call her by that name instead of “Mom.” Big mistake. She asked me to do something and I replied: “Okay … Marie.” There was that thunderous moment of silence … the laser beam ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2020
When you find yourself at a cross-road in your life … when you are faced with a decision and don’t know whether to go left or right or straight ahead … fear not, my brothers and sisters, because El Elyon is watching over you.
We are surrounded by the most amazing technology, aren’t we? Imagine trying to explain to someone just 30 years ago what a “cell” phone is … or explain the “internet.” Technology is changing so quickly that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with it. Now the rage is 5G … I couldn’t tell you the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2020
When Abraham experienced Jehovah’s provision, he built an altar so that he would remember that day. The Lord’s Table is our Mount Moriah … where we come to remember that Jehovah is our “jireh” … our provider.
Breathe … That’s right … I’m asking you to take a deep breath right now. Breathe in … hold it … and let it out [exhale]. I want you to do that again … only much s-l-o-w-e-r this time. Concentrate. Feel the air as it goes past your nostrils and fills your lungs. Feel it. Be aware of it. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 13, 2020
When God wanted to bring us eternal salvation, Jehovah Sabaoth gave His best - Jesus. He is the one who paid for our sins, who conquered death. Only Jesus ... Jehovah Sabaoth ... The Lord of Hosts ... alone has the power and the authority to do that.
King Hezekiah, king of the southern kingdom of Judah, listened as his advisors, his military leaders, and scouts reported on the horrors and destruction of the North Kingdom of Israel at the hands of the Assyrian army. It was only a matter of time before they finished picking Israel’s bones and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2020
Men have a crucial part to play in the lives of their children. Unfortunately, we have bought into the lie that we that play a minor role in raising up our own children. We need to shake off that lie and step up and own up to our responsibility as men of God.
Poppa … Pops … Pa … Dad … Daddy … Father … Sir! Our heavenly Father, like our earthly fathers, has many different names. He is our “Father” because He is “Elohim” … the One … with a capital “O” … who created us. He is our “Father” because He’s “Jehovah Jireh” … He provides everything for us. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2020
The only way to go from Mar’ah to Elim is to turn to Jesus … who is Jehovah Rapha … the One who heals … the One who repairs.
The sign in the parking lot said: “Crystal Lake – 5 miles.” So you shoulder your pack and begin hiking to Crystal Lake. It’s fun at first … being in the woods … beautiful clear day … the fresh air … the sounds … seeing all the nature … but after a few hours your backpack starts to get a little ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2020
El Shaddai -- Mountain and Mother
We’re all familiar with the monthly magazine “Readers Digest,” amen? Besides stories and articles, it’s full of interesting little tidbits of information … some enlightening … some challenging … some funny. They usually appear at the end of articles as little slices of life that readers have ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2020
Jehovah Nissi … God is Our Banner. I can assure you that God will give you the victory if you will look to Him and wave the white flag of total surrender to Him.
In a book entitled “The Story of the Iron Gate,” writer and pastor Clarence J. Forsbery retells a story about something that happened in a little fishing village on the New England coast. One winter’s day a storm came up suddenly while the boats were out at sea. The men rowed desperately to reach ...read more
Contributed on Oct 17, 2020
Seated at head of the Passover table sits … Yeshua … Jesus. Sitting there, who do the Disciples see? like His Father, Yahweh, Jesus is “an infinite flower opening its petals” Like His Father, Yahweh, Jesus is like “an infinite flower opening its petals”
In the beginning … before there was anything … there was … Elohim … our strong creator God who created the heavens and the earth. Sending out His Spirit, He sang the universe into existence … the galaxies, the stars, the planets. With a word He filled this planet that He created with life … all ...read more