Archive | March, 2021

The Well, The Doors and The Gate

21 Mar

The Well, The Doors and The Gate…

What I’m about to reveal to you has no precedent in human history. The Temple of Jerusalem had three main barriers in its pathway signifying the separation between God and man.

Around the year 30 A.D., Jesus of Nazareth died and reconciled man to God. When that happened, the first and innermost barrier, the Veil was supernaturally torn in two.

The second barrier, the Golden Doors of the Temple started opening by themselves in 30 A.D. And the last barrier, the historian Josephus recorded that before the Temple was destroyed, the Great Bronze Doors of the Nicanor Gate, which took 20 men to open and close, all of a sudden opened by itself and scared everybody.

Even the Rabbis and Josephus unwittingly bear witness to the powerful truth: God is awesome and Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

So live no longer in fear or doubt or division. Walk in the powerful power, through the gates and through the veils – because He’s real. He really does have the power to open any barrier, and He has opened up to you the gates of righteousness and the path of life and glory.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6

Jesus’s power is to break through barriers. Take a barrier in your life, and with the power of God, break through.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Nature of Sin – Poem of God (3/21)

20 Mar

The Nature of Sin – Poem Of God…

In Ephesians it says in the original Greek, “For we are His poema.” From “poema” we get our English word “poem.”

If you’re born again your life is now a work of God – a poem of heaven. One of the things that defines a poem is flow. If your life is to be a poem of God, it’s got to flow. It’s got to have a harmony, a rhyme and a reason — a flow.

The nature of the Spirit is to make your life flow. The nature of sin is to take away the flow of your life. The more sin in your life, the less your life will be the poem it’s supposed to be. It’s easy to lose the flow through sin.

If you want your life to be beautiful, then you have to get the flow back into it. And if you want the flow back, then you have to get back into the flow of the Spirit. Repent of sin or else it just won’t flow.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us—we who were dead because of our offences—made us alive together with Christ—it is by grace that you are saved.
Ephesians 2:4-5

When you commit your life to living and walking by the Spirit, your life will be as beautiful as a poem from heaven.

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

Seek to flow today in God’s flowing. Let the Spirit lead everything you do and go with the flow.

The Light of God surrounds you.
The Love of God enfolds you.
The power of God protects you.
The Presence of God watches over you.
The Mind of God guides you.
The Life of God flows through you.
The Laws of God direct you.
The Peace of God abides within you.
The Joy of God uplifts you.
The Strength of God renews you.
The Beauty of God inspires you.
Wherever you are, God is!
And all is well.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Lord Of Eden

20 Mar

Lord Of Eden…

In Genesis 3, the curse is pronounced over man. And it says this, “By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread until you return to the earth…”

Two thousand years ago Jesus ate a Passover meal with His disciples. He had come to take away the curse and bring blessing; for the curse – linked sweat with death.

But it says something else. “You shall eat bread until you return to the earth.” So before the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus fulfilled this Scripture. As He neared the hour of His death, He celebrated Passover, the Feast of Bread.

So when He lifted up the sacred bread of Passover, He was lifting up the bread of Adam, the curse. When we eat of that bread in the Lord’s Supper, it’s a sign that your life is no longer under the curse.

Your life shall no more be called “cursed,” but “blessed.” So don’t live any longer as if you were cursed and under a curse, complaining, afraid, in bondage. But be free and live as if your life were blessed and you were under a blessing. Because that’s what you are.

Mark 14:12- 26: On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”

The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.”

They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?”

“It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who dips bread into the bowl with me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Lift up one area in your life that you’re struggling with and haven’t being able to change. Thank the Lord for the victory He’ll help you conquer in your life and start living as a newly anointed of the Lord.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Cosmic Lamb Bone

19 Mar

The Cosmic Lamb Bone…

We continue the Passover Mysteries with the mystery of the Zeroah. On virtually every Passover Seder Plate there is something called the Zeroah. Yet it just sits there on the plate and is never touched and rarely mentioned.

What is it? The Zeroah is the roasted shank bone of a Lamb. The Zeroah is the full and awesome power of God. And in Isaiah 53, the mystery is revealed. For it is written, “To whom has the Zeroah of the Lord been revealed?”

Your translation will read arm, but the Hebrew is Zeroah, the same word as the Lamb’s bone. The Zeroah is Jesus, who is wounded for our sins, scourged and crushed for our punishment, and who goes to His death as a lamb.

By the Zeroah, we are saved. This is the true full power of the Almighty, the loving, gentle, merciful, giving, and beautiful One who bore all things to save us.

This is the Zeroah, the arm that saved your life. Trust in it, rest in it, reach for it, rejoice in it, and live by it, and nothing will be impossible for you.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10;14-18

Today take some time to thank the Lord for all of the many blessings He has given you. Commit this day to rejoice in the Zeroah of your life.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Palm Sunday Connection

18 Mar

The Palm Sunday Connection…

What was the first Jewish holy day? Chanukah? Yom Kippur? Passover? The Sabbath? No… The first Jewish holy day was Palm Sunday, the most ancient, Jewish holy day given through Moses.

In Exodus 12:3 – “Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of the month, the month of Nisan, each one is to take a lamb.” Four days later came the eve of Passover.

Now if we count back four days from the Passover when Jesus was taken to His death, it comes to the day when he entered the city of Jerusalem – what we know as Palm Sunday. Jesus began the work of redemption on the first and most ancient Hebrew holy day.

So when the Jewish people fulfill this ordinance – and receive the Lamb of God, the purposes of God will be fulfilled. The greatest thing we have ever done in our lives is to receive the Lamb.

But it’s not just a one-time thing. Receive Him even more, even deeper, into your heart, into your mind – into every part of your life. For the more you receive the Lamb, the more the purposes of God will be fulfilled in your life.

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9

Think about that sin or problem you need to deal with today. Pray and ask God to help you to destroy it before it destroys your life.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Lamb Home

17 Mar

The Lamb Home…

There was a day ordained in the Hebrew Scriptures, in Exodus 12, on which every Hebrew family was commanded to take a lamb home.

Now it was on this very same day, when Jewish people were taking the Passover lambs to their houses, that Jesus was received into Jerusalem with Palm Branches and Hosanna – Palm Sunday. Further, the Exodus 12 command “Take the Lamb” can also be translated as “Receive the Lamb,” “Accept the Lamb.”

This is amazing stuff. Redemption comes when you receive the Lamb, when you bring Him home, when you bring Jesus to the place you really live. We keep Him at church, in worship, and in fellowship.

We never really bring Him to our marriage, to our relationships with our children and parents, the place we really live our lives. Do you really want the joy and blessings of salvation?

Then bring the Lamb home – let His salvation have its way in the place you really live – in ALL the rooms/closets of your life. Open up those long locked doors and welcome Him in – for that is what Palm Sunday is really all about.

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,
 ‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11

Today focus on bringing Jesus into every part of your life – especially those areas you haven’t let Him touch before.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Kadima Redemption Mystery

16 Mar

The Kadima Redemption Mystery…

In ancient times, the wise men of the nations had it all figured out how the world stayed where it was. Some believed it was held up on the back of a giant named Atlas. Others believed it was supported on the shell of a giant tortoise.

But in the ancient world, there was one book that said otherwise… the Hebrew Bible. In the Book of Job, chapter 26, verse 7, says, “He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.”

Well, it’s taken thousands of years and a twentieth-century space program to catch up with the Bible. It just proves the Bible is the Word of God. To the ancient mind, the idea that the earth was hung on nothing was incomprehensible.

In the same way, there are many things we don’t yet understand about God or His ways. Our wisdom is like trusting in giant tortoises. And what seems like nothing and foolishness, turns out to be wisdom in the end.

Trust in the Lord, you’ll walk with faith and have the wisdom that takes a millennia to understand.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” 1 Corinthians 3:19

Ask God for HIS wisdom today and do not depend on the wisdom of the world – which is foolishness.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The No Funeral People

15 Mar

The No Funeral People…

Jesus told a parable about a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. The Lord tells us that the rich man died and was buried; but of Lazarus, he says only that he died. There’s no mention of burial because Lazarus was poor so his funeral would be nothing to note.

You see, the rich man had a lot in the world, but that’s all he had. So when he died, it was a big event and a tragedy, for he was losing everything.

But Lazarus had little in the world and when he died, it was no big loss. His treasures were in heaven. For Lazarus, death was no big tragedy, but a passing into something much, much better. He was taken right away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom.

So why have a big funeral? You see, if you live a life that is not bound to earth but bound only by the Spirit; then death will cast no shadow over your life. So live free and store up your treasures in heaven.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:19-20

Think about what treasures of this world have too much of your attention. What things of God your attention can be focused on instead? Decide to let go of one of them and start to live free.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Secret of Serving (3/14)

14 Mar

The Secret Of Serving…

One afternoon while sitting in the shade by the river Grandfather asked  why is it important that we serve and honor God? My response, a little naive for a 10 year old, was that is what God created us for. He smiled at that and said yes.. Then he went on to tell me a story.

In the early days of the Salvation Army, the biologist and skeptic, Thomas Huxley, launched an all-out attack on the Salvation Army and its founder, William Booth. Booth’s son Bramwell, was greatly upset over it.

But William Booth told his son that he couldn’t waste his time fighting his critics, or else he would be distracted from the Lord’s call – and he would not let anything divert him from it.“Bramwell,” said Booth, “fifty years from now, it will matter very little indeed how these people treated us. It will matter a great deal how we dealt with the work of God.”

William Booth was powerfully used by God to affect a nation, and a world. Why? He didn’t allow himself to get distracted from the calling God gave him.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

There will always be people who criticize you or attack you. But no one can take you away from God’s calling, unless you let them.


You’re here for one purpose, to serve and glorify God. Don’t let yourself be distracted or turned to the right or to the left – and you too will live a powerful life for God.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.   Ephesians 4:1

Resolve not to be distracted by criticism that’s not of God – but set your eyes on the Lord and what you need to do for His purpose. He is always there to guide your path and to give you the words needed to make your point.

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Piano Teachers Ovation

14 Mar

The Piano Teacher’s Ovation…

When my sister was 9 years old, she was taking piano lessons, and it was time for the recital. The time came for her to approach the piano. As she went to the piano, the teacher went to hers. Everyone thought it was because she needed extra help. But it was a piano duet.

It was a sensation, a childhood moment of glory. At the end she got a thunderous standing ovation. I remember seeing the teacher stand up and give my sister the honor. One stands up in honor for one’s teacher. Your teacher isn’t supposed to stand up for you.

In the Book of Acts, the disciple Stephen is about to be stoned to death. He looks up to heaven and sees Jesus standing at the right hand of God. It says Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God, not standing.

So for Him to be standing, meant that He got up out of His seat in honor of His student. We have a teacher who longs to honor His students. You’re His student. Today, give Him something to be proud of. Give Him something for which He can get out of His seat.

But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Acts 7:55

Make a special point today to live your day – each moment for the eyes and in the presence of God – to do His will and please Him.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed