The Only True Joy

Brother Monk has been at this message a long time! Just not coming to him. Not on his own, by himself, anyway!

He has not focused his energy and thoughts on the Lord…trying to go it alone…don’t know why…but this isn’t like him being a religious and all that…and for the past 20 years, there in this community of believers, on a wind-swept island sitting in the sea. No, something is wrong…and yet, he is just a man, nothing more. And he knows his inspiration come from the Lord our God by His Holy Spirit…only then is he able to write the thoughts of his heart, his very being…only then…and so on an off day when he gave in to the devices and desires of his heart, he failed. There would be no new message to throw into the sea to carry it where he knew not, but confident, he felt, this precious truth would land somewhere in the hands of someone who needed the “good word.” But not today.

And so, on his knees with deep prayer, the thoughts came to him…and so he wrote with a warm joy in his heart.

Now, I speak of joy, not as the world might try to understand it, but the joy God puts in our hearts the moment we come to believe in the Son of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth…and from this awesome, incredible joy come the joy in our lives to gladly do the things God has for us to do. Joy to help our friends; joy to take care of our family; joy of help folks in the community; joy to serve our church in different capacities; the joy of loving and caring and protecting; and most of all, the exceeding joy of praying, and giving thanks, and blessing and praising the Lord our God for all things.

Holy Communion is something we Christians ought to do every day in honor of what Christ did for us: He shed His blood and died for us on the cross for the sin of the world…for us, and that all who believe in Him their sins are forgiven and we shall never die but have eternal life with Him.

There are so many things Jesus, God-Man on earth could have done on the night in which He was betrayed and taken to be killed, but He didn’t! He could have sent a legion of angels down from heaven to destroy the wicked, evil men who held Him, but He did not. He could have ascended up to heaven right away, so that none of it would have happened, but He didn’t! He could heave destroyed the whole mess by His power, but He didn’t. But then how would the Scriptures be fulfilled? How would these events be fulfilled in God’s plan before time began that He, the Father would give His Son, His only begotten Son to die for the sins of the world because of His love and mercy and grace? No, Christ came to save through His death.

And what great thing did He do on the night He was betrayed? Why the most simple, wonderful thing that can hardly be imagined! In the Upper Room in Jerusalem, with His apostles gather around Him at the table to celebrate the Passover meal, He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take and eat, for this is My body given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me. After supper, He took the Cup, and when He had given thanks, He said, Take and drink this all of you, for this is My blood of the New Covenant shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you shall drink in remembrance of Me…until I come again…for I tell you that I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until I come into My Father’s Kingdom.

That was it! This precious, simple act of leaving us the act of worship in a sacrament that does show the Lord’s death until He comes again! And we again and again receive Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior into our heart and are thankful, and something comes over us as a warm feeling in inexpressible joy.

So listen.

I Am, the Bread of Life, all who eat this Bread, will never die. I Am, God’s love revealed, I Am broken, that you might believe. All who eat of this heavenly Bread, all who drink the Cup of the Covenant, you will live forever and ever, and I will raise you up…I Am, the BREAD OF LIFE, all who eat this bread will never die.

The blessing Cup, is a communion with the blood of the Lamb. What return can I make to the Lord, for all the good He has done for me? I will take the Cup of Salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord…I offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call upon the name of the Lord, forever and ever. The blessing Cup is a communion of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, He is the Lamb of God…

This is joy in the Lord, the joy He has put in our hearts…an exceedingly great joy the world can never know, can never have because they do not believe in Jesus Christ who created and sustains all things…
This is the day that the LORD has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Christ is coming one day, perhaps soon for His saints. That’s the next great event in God’s calendar to take place! Blessed are those who joyfully watch and wait for the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

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My Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Brother Monk has been researching some things throughout history whereby God’s guiding hand has caused men and women, inspired by the Holy Spirit, caused them to write amazing reflections about our Lord Jesus, especially in these ‘last times.’

Just think, Father, how God planned the preparation for the arrival of the Messiah at the exact time and place and manner He came into the world, as foretold in the prophecy of the Holy Scriptures: He would be born of the “Seed of the Woman,” of the Virgin Mary, a baby, God, Man, low and humble and poor. The King who came to offer His people “the Kingdom of Heaven,” as it is written, “for this was He born.” But, as the prophet Isaiah wrote: He would die for our sins, and by His blood we are healed.

All of this was according to the eternal will and plan of God. God, Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, died for the sins of the world; and after His death and glorious resurrection, He arose from the dead with a new immortal, imperishable body as He shall one day give us, to each and all who believe in Him, for we shall be just like Him for we shall see Him as He is. As He was lifted up to Heaven in full view of His disciples, taken up to the clouds and unto the third Heaven where God dwells, where He is today, so shall we arise from our graves to meet Him in the air at the Rapture-the Resurrection of the Church Saints—us…O glorious and wonderful incredible day of days in the climaxing years of human history…a day, a time which no man knows or can even speculate, no, it is known only to the Father in Heaven.

The world doesn’t know or can ever know of this most blessed event that is on the horizons…even many Christians scoff or ridicule, not believing, not teaching this most blessed doctrine of the New Testament that Paul so mightily taught!

There is a grown of glory reserved in Heaven to all who love the truths of this doctrine, those who look for and truly love Christ’s appearing, our blessed hope!

When in the 17th Century, the Lord, the Holy Spirit directed the musical composer Handel, to compose the incomparable and eternal, “Messiah.” Who does not melt upon listening to the words from Scripture about the First Advent, which has passed into history, and the Second, which is yet future, but is written for us, Christ’s last message to His Church, and to an unbelieving world?

And then, some 200 years later, in America, during the horrible years of the war between the States, when in Julia Ward Howell wrote the words of the Second Coming of the Lord, as the Holy Spirit so took over her mind and pen!

‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, He is trampling in the vine yards where the grapes of wrath are stored, He has loosed the faithful lightning of His terrible swift sword, His truth is marching on….

Glory, glory, hallelujah, His truth is marching on…

It is so, and will be as it is written.

Amen

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Thank You, Lord

On vacation somewhere in Maryland…

You know, Lord, as I look out through the trees to your magnificent colors of a grey and blue sky with the sun setting its beams of light upon it now just before the dark of a late November descends…well LORD, I CAN ONLY PRAISE THE WONDERS OF YOUR CREATION AND GIVE YOU MY ETERNAL THANKS…AND NOW AS IWATCH BEFORE MY VERY EYES, THE SKY HAS TURNED A GLORIOUS RED AND PINK, THE TREES NOW DARK AGAINST THIS AWESOME, MAJESTIC SKY MIRROWING HEAVEN ITSELF!

How do I give you the thanks and praise for a million blessings such as these…and all the blessings you have given me and my family…what return can I give unto the Lord, for all the good He has done for me?

I will take the blessed cup of thanksgiving and I will call upon the name of the Lord, my Rock and my Salvation!

There is evil, and wickedness and death and decay in the world, ugly, perverted ungodly acts of the dark heart of mankind, the culture of death seems to hold sway over everything…right?

Wrong! For the mercies and love and guiding hand of God in His grace upon mankind thru the Son of God, the living Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, is raised from the read now in heaven with the Father. His blessings are exceedingly greater than the darkness of the enemy…now and always, for we shall never die but live with Him forever…

How great and marvelous the wonders acts of God from Creation to now…we shall sing His praises and bless His name forever and ever…

I hope and pray that this day of Thanks-giving shall be a day of eternal thanks from the heart that shall reach up to heaven and fill the altar of God’s throne…

Blessed is the one who blesses God in true thanksgiving.

Amen

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Abortion

OK, let’s set the record straight. Killing is killing, however you think you can sugar-coat it. Study any of the ancient pagan cultures, and you will find them offering human sacrifice to appease their gods! These demon worshipping people didn’t know who or what they were worshipping but gave it the blood they demanded. Even some of the Jewish kings offered their babies to be burned in the fire the fire when they turned away from the true and living God to worship the gods of their enemies! Well, the culture of death is still with us today, sure, a different version, but the act is the same, the source is the same, but in much, much greater numbers.

What? Aborting a human fetus, a human being developing in the womb before it is born is taking a life. It is legalized killing, murder wrapped in user friendly language to sooth the conscience-the very soul of the woman having it done, and the soul of the one doing it!
And somehow it’s easier; somehow it’s O.K. You both, in my book, are abortions! People fight, no demand this right to choose this act, and march in frenzied ranks with lots of posters. People use strong talk and tricky words to sway legalization so it won’t seem so despicable.

As of 2015, what’s the number up to since this kind of murder was legalized? Billions? Those are human beings we are talking about. You give more concern to a tree or a pet than to this little person growing inside you! What are the reasons? Are some justified? Perhaps, perhaps not. How do you arrive at this decision, and how do you feel afterwards? How did the mother feel throwing her baby in the blazing fire? What of the screams of the baby being burned to death? What of the silent screams of the unborn fetus?

Lord Jesus, I pray for the precious souls of those conceived but never born. May they rest in your ever loving arms in heaven in the eternal light of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We shall see them one day.

Amen.

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As Is Like the kings of Israel

From where have you come?

From the region thou hast assigned to me.

What then? Will they follow your teaching?

Yes.
How? I know you were the constant force in their hear-even indwelt them that never would believe in their God…
Your tactics of getting them to marry the daughters of their enemies…that they might gain them with favors…and at just the right moment, and constantly using what they use so well, would bring them about to worship us through stone and wooded gods made by their hands after we revealed ourselves to scare them out of their wits, and in trembling as to what they saw, would twist up the pressure so that the god they worship, the god of the unbelievers would hold back rain and food unless they did something bloody to appease me!

What did you do?

I demanded a human sacrifice again and again, even their little babies! And they did it with certain kings doing by example.

Excellent!

But that was then, and this is now! What will you do, which we started to the modern, civilized man who does not believe that we exist. Or even know of our power-they dismiss it out of hand!

What then?

Why, I whisper in their ear, and blend right in to their man-man theories of life beginning in the mud, and their idea of evolving from animals, and life doesn’t really matter, but survival of the fittest! And tie that in with the problems in life and the solution of aborting a growing little person in the womb can be discarded out of necessity! And then get the laws to legalize, thru continued pressure and before you know it, they think they are on a crusade of righteousness, and helping in their plight!

You call those who advocate this kind of giving to the god of this age, abortion, right?

Yes, and those who are in steep are an abortion in themselves, and unyielding, as good followers, without even knowing it, because they are to big to believe.

How many?

Almost a billion souls lost…but not sure…many, many have gone on to be with our arch-enemy….but we have most of the leaders right in our pocket!

Good job, my captain!

Keep up the good work!
.; the d,

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You Can’t Handle the TRUTH!

The Holy Bible is no mystery!  God spoke, and men wrote.  Never think man wrote it…no, God, the Holy Spirit wrote it through His chosen servants. It is GOD’s holy words to all mankind! He did not intend it to be a puzzle, something you scratch your head about and throw up your hands!  Not some hidden meaning, not something only the priest can interpret…not something too hard, too confusing; so we hear, so they teach…

Like any book, you read it in its simple, normal, understandable and quite literal sense and meaning. It’s pretty straight forward, and He tells us the past, the present, and the future…what’s gonna happen to the earth and the people of the earth in that day…in the things to come, in the Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord God Jehovah…that’s when…the next great series of events unprecedented in all the 6,000 years or so of human history! And the world will wonder and run about in total confusion because they believed the lie, because they ran after the very demon-gods that takes their soul through deception and killing!

Is it always going to be like this? Will not God judge and restore and reign on earth? When?

Well, that explanation for the future is God’s clear and plain last message to the earth!  You can know your future and what’s going to happen to your family and friends, to believers and non-believers…but what happens when we die? Where will you and your loved ones spend eternity? And with whom? Surely you would want to spend eternity with the one and only Messiah…Christ…Jesus…Yeshua…of Nazareth, the Son of the Living and eternal God…the blessed and most holy Trinity…GOD, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit…Creator and Sustainer and Planner and Executer and Judge of all things of all time, everywhere, and always…

Reach out today…right now and confess Him as your Lord and Savior…ask Him to forgive your sins…love Him with all your heart and soul and mind…love your neighbor as yourself…for if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead…and you will be saved from your sins and from the wrath to come…for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved…for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that all who believe in Him shall nor perish but have everlasting life…abhor evil and love life in Christ Jesus…take in the Bread of Life…drink His blood in the wine given for you…do this as often as you can in remembrance of Me until I come again…

May you be called by the Father through the Holy Spirit to believe and love the Lord Jesus as your Savior and Lord and God…

Lord, today I lift up to you all who need prayer and assistance and healing the most; I pray for all my family that they may be saved…the saving faith in You, Lord Jesus…I pray for the souls who were conceived and never born; and that today, one more Gentile and one more Jew would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

So read the Truth of the Holy Bible and perhaps you can handle the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the Truth, so help you GOD.

Amen.

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What If?

How amazing and wonderful and awesome is the word of God! He has told us in His word everything we need to know and understand about life on earth. His story begins in the book of Genesis. It ends in the Revelation of Jesus Christ. What if people took it as it says and tried to get a grasp of its contents using the Messianic Jewish point of view and gaining an understanding of the Hebrew words?

What if people took the Bible literally, as it was meant to be taken, and realized and believed it was written by God, the Holy Spirit through men over a two thousand year period?

What if we understood when and how GOD created the heavens and earth “in the beginning”? and creation by His Spoken Word, “Let there be?” What if we didn’t try to put man-made theories in between paragraphs of the Scripture, fantastic ideas from the imagination of man?
What if we understood that God created everything in six regular 24 hour days, and thus time began? What would our world be like today?

What if we understood our very first parents were created by God, a man and a women named Adam and Eve? What if we understood and took to heart that they were in a paradise and had perfect bodies and could almost live forever by only obeying what God commanded? What if they had not disobeyed by listening to and following the Devil, who is real, instead of God? What if only they had listen and followed God, before sin set into they world, and with it blood, decay and death?

When that happened, evil and wickedness entered. Now there was killing and blood shed, and torment by the very creatures that were first harmless and lived in harmony with people who now populated the earth and began spreading out.

What if we really understood the power and influence and tactics against mankind by the great arch-enemy of God, Satan, the mighty Cherub, and the countless host of his fallen angels?

What if we truly understood what “the Seed of the Woman” meant way back in Genesis 3:15? And how Satan has throughout history tried and tried and tried to destroy it so that the future Savior of mankind would not come?

What if we understood Satan during the first millennium of human history, in his never ending attempt to destroy the “Seed line,” sent his angels to the earth to mate with women, and produced a countless offspring known as the “fallen ones,” who so tainted the human population of the world that there was only evil and wickedness and killing and blood sacrifice and every kind of immoral acts as one can imagine, that God had to destroy them?

What if you believed there really was a world-wide flood that covered the highest mountain tops, and that only eight souls were found righteous in the whole world, namely, a man of God named Noah, his wife, his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives? And what if, as written in Genesis, God gave Noah the exact instructions to build a huge boat of three stories high, long and wide, plenty of storage, and enough food for them and all the animals called by God to be saved from the great flood in the Ark?

What if we understood the world is a young earth, not billions or millions of years old as the secular world would have it in their imaginative theories, rather than believing the word of God?

What is we took the years of mankind up to the Flood period as around 1,656? And that after almost a year and a half, the world was repopulated by all the creatures that were on the Ark and left the Ark from a mountain range in the eastern Turkey area? And what if we believed humanity started over again and that all the races of people began from the three sons of Noah? That then, indeed, we would not define race as skin color but of a people group either from Shem, Ham, or Japheth, and how languages, culture, tribes, areas, writings, and nations began? What then would our world be like today?

What if you knew that some 4,000 years would pass in history before God would send His Son, His only begotten Son, to become man, to be born of the virgin Mary, just as the Bible predicted?

What if you knew that the Son of God came as the King of the Jews, was rejected and died on a cross for the sins of the whole world? And what if you knew the truth of God’s great love for us showed: that believing in Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, you would have eternal life with Him and the Father, and the Holy Spirit? Yes, what if?

What if you realized that the thunder and lightning was God’s booming, powerful voice, speaking in a thunderstorm?

What if people of the world knew GOD was not happy with the violence, greed, murder, rape, crime, idolatry-worshipping demons, false religions, abortion, unbelief, false ideas, not knowing the Truth, strange-unbiblical Christianity, heresies in the church, mocking or declaring a fable the prophetic, end-times WORD OF GOD as a roadmap for mankind’s destination?

What if people knew the key to salvation, with eternal life with GOD, THE HOLY TRINITY, FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT, THE LIVING AND ONLY TRUE GOD, that only in belief in Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of the Living God, the Messiah, the Christ, in his shed blood, death on a cross, burial, resurrection on the third day, and his ascension up into heaven can our sins be forgiven, that believers are saved from the wrath of God to come upon an unbelieving earth in those days, and that believers in Christ Jesus shall have eternal life with God forever. Would that make a difference in the way we live and treat each other?

What if we gave thanks each day to Almighty God through the Lord Jesus for His most wonderful, awesome creation, and all the wonderful blessings He has given us in this life?

What if more people really gave Him thanks for His mercy and grace, and awesome, incredible wonders and works at His mighty hand?

What if we gave God our hearts, our time, our mind and body, and prayed more, and meditated on His great love for us?

Ever wonder, “What If?”

Amen.

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