Monday, July 03, 2017

Christ Followers or Admirers?

Are we followers of Christ or are we admirers of Christ? Each one of us who has anything to do with Christ/Christianity falls under one of these two categories. Knowing the difference is important.
Here is a summary (taken from the article below) of what the difference is between the two.....

*The admirer NEVER MAKES any true sacrifices. He always plays it safe. Though in words, phrases, songs (facebook posts and so much more) he is inexhaustible about how highly he prizes Christ, he RENOUNCES NOTHING, GIVES UP NOTHING, will not RECONSTRUCT HIS LIFE, will not BE what he admires, and will not let his life express what it is he supposedly admires!*

WOW that is so sad. But we see it everywhere today. People claiming to be "followers of Christ" (Christians) yet their life still reflects the "worldians" (my term for those who follow the world) This is part of the antichrist living amongst us today!
Now want to know what a follower is? Again taken from the article below....

*The FOLLOWER ASPIRES with ALL his STRENGTH, with all his WILL to BE what he admires. And then, remarkable enough, even though he is living amongst a "Christian people" the same danger results for him as was once the case when it was dangerous to openly confess Christ. And because of the followers life, it will become evident WHO THE ADMIRERS ARE, for the admirers WILL BECOME AGITATED with him. Even that these words are presented as they are will disturb many- but then they likewise must belong to the admirers.*

Christ knows who is what. He commanded us to be FOLLOWERS. If we are admirers we risk being turned away like the rick man who followed all the commandments but was not willing "to give up" what he valued.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What can man do to me??? Experience Love from the Father now!

Nothing of value.  Nothing everlasting.  Because I have the Lord with me!

There is a wonderful song created using these words.

The Lord is with me, I am not afraid, what can man do to me?
The Lord is with me, I am not afraid, what can man do to me?
In my distress I cried to the Lord, when trouble comes He's there.
I will put my trust, in Adonia, what can man do to me?  (from Psalms 119;5-9)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBv_RUM9MLc

Here are the words in Hebrew.  There is a special meaning to knowing some of Gods language.

Adonai li, lo ira. Mah ya'aseh li adam?
Adonai li, lo ira. Mah ya'aseh li adam?
Min hametzar karati Yah.
Anani bamerchav Yah.
Tov lachasot ba'Adonai mib'toach ba'adam.
Tov lachasot ba'Adonai mib'toach ba'adam.

The love from our Heavenly Father is in the peace you can find from this song.  Please listen to it and find that peace.  Then when the world of men are out to cause you harm remember this song!

Shalom

Shavuot: The Harvest of Blessings

This article is from http://free.messianicbible.com/holiday/shavuot-the-harvest-of-blessings/


dairy products and fruits. Symbols of jewish holiday - Shavuot

“Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks [Chag ha-Shavuot] to the LORD your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you.”  (Deuteronomy 16:10)
Last night, as the sun set in Israel and around the world, the Biblical holy day of Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) began.
Many stayed up all night learning Torah to honor the day Moses received the law on Mount Sinai, which occurred on Shavuot.
Staying awake is a centuries-old custom.  It is traditionally believed that the Israelites slept in on the day God gave the Torah, so staying awake is thought to rectify the apparent lack of enthusiasm.
A special booklet call Tikun Leyl Shavuot (Rectification for Shavuot Night) made for this occasion has excerpts from the beginning and end of each of the 24 books of the Tanakh and the 63 books of the Mishnah.
Because of the holiday’s connection to the harvest and agriculture, here in Israel, it is marked by food festivals, picnics, and visits to the kibbutz and to the Western Wall, a remnant of the ancient wall that once surrounded the Holy Temple’s courtyard.
Every Shavuot it is packed with people praying.  The streets of Jerusalem were filled like this 2,000 years ago when Holy Spirit fire fell on the Believers united in prayer, and about 3,000 observant Jews were saved.

Read more:  http://free.messianicbible.com/holiday/shavuot-the-harvest-of-blessings/