Archive | July, 2022
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The Dark Witness

11 Jul

The Dark Witness…

For 2,000 years the great stain of anti-Semitism has caused Jewish people to be hated, persecuted, plundered, vilified, denigrated, wounded, killed, and massacred. The greatest evil the world has ever known, namely Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, was devoted to the destruction of the Jewish people.

And yet, they have not perished; they have survived. If you take a closer look, you’ll recognize that something supernatural is happening, something unique about the Jewish people, something so special that all the forces of hell are arrayed against them.

If the darkness is so great against the Jewish people, then they must be in some way greatly linked to the light. Darkness doesn’t disprove the light, it proves it. And so it is with you.

Every adversity, every attack, every setback that has happened in your life should not discourage you, if you are following God. It’s a witness that God’s light is in you. He calls you “light of the world, salt of the earth, overcomer and more than a conqueror!” And it is so!

 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

The Beast of a Thousand Faces You are called to be a witness to all people and to be the salt and light of Jesus. Let God’s light shine from within you today!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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The Direction Of Love

10 Jul

The Direction Of Love….

Where are you headed? Does your life have direction? When you are on a journey, you pretty much have four directions: north, south, east and west. It’s important to know your direction and to stick with it; to stay on course.

In life we come up with our own variations on these directions – a direction towards a specific career, educational degree, marriage, self-improvement, or making more money. But what direction does the Bible say you are to have?

It’s really simple. It’s the direction of love. You are not to head in the direction of money, career or anything else. The direction isn’t even that ministry or that goal or that project. The Bible says to make love your aim.

When you have a direction, you get a compass and aim everything there. Do you want to find God’s will for your life? Then chart your course towards one goal – the goal of love. You are heading to heaven; a place of love.

So begin now to chart your journey and set your compass towards love. Head away from anything that is not love, and set your aim in the direction of love.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

Wherever you go today, let love always be your destination. Whatever you do today, show it in acts of compassion, mercy and above all – love.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love.always,

Ed

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Being Their Angel

8 Jul

Being Their Angel…

Simon Peter is in jail for his faith. He is awaiting execution and an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him inside the prison cell. The angel had good news for Peter. He is going to be free.

Angels are good at bringing good news. In fact, the word angel in Hebrew malakh and angellos in Greek can be translated as the “news bringers.” They are the ones who came to the shepherds in Bethlehem and said, “I bring you good news of great joy.”

In English when you say the word evangelism, in the middle of that you can find the word angel. Whenever you share the gospel by the Spirit of God, you are an angel.

Whenever you help someone in the Lord and set them free from bondage, you are an angel on assignment. When you do God’s will and minister and serve, do it as an angel.

Go forth as one who is sent from heaven on an angelic assignment. Rejoice, get into the joy of it. Start your angelic visitations now. It’s angelic and it’s glorious. Get started in the Great Commission on your divine mission as an angel.

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:2-5

Be someone’s angel today. You are on a holy assignment wherever you are. Experience the joy of serving in His name as you spread the good news.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Out Of The Larva Cell

7 Jul

Out Of The Larva Cell…

When a bee starts out in life, it does so as a larva and the new-born bee does nothing but eat. In a real short time, the bee leaves the larva stage and steps out of its cell and begins immediately helping out.

No longer does it have anyone feed it, it’s helping to feed others. It goes very quickly from being ministered to ministering to others, the fellow bees. In this way, bees are a lot wiser than a lot of believers.

You see, as believers, we tend to get into a mode of expecting others to minister to us and our effectiveness for God is hindered. Be free my friend. Forget about your needs, minister to the needs of others.

Forget about having others love you, you love others. Forget about having others reach out to you, you reach out to others. Forget about having others bless you, you bless others. Because only then can we attain the maturity of Jesus.

It’s time for maturity. It’s time to grow up and fulfill our calling and become conformed to His image. It all begins when you step out of the larva cell.

So that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 1 Corinthians 2:5-7

Be the blessing to others in acts of kindness, show love, find a need and fulfill it, this is your calling to serve in His name.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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He Who Keeps Israel

6 Jul

He Who Keeps Israel…

In Jeremiah 31, it is written that as long as there are stars in the sky, so God will preserve the Jewish people. One of the most famous prayers in the Hebrew language is called the Shehecheyanu.

It’s the prayer that thank God for preserving us, sustaining us. The Bible says the Jews are to be preserved. Not everything in the world is preserved. In fact, most things pass away, but everything in the world has gone against the Jewish people being preserved.

All hell has sought to wipe them out. They wandered the earth, yet God fulfilled His Word. The Hittites are gone, the Egyptian dynasty is no more, the Babylonians have vanished, but the Jews are still here.

God preserved the same people from the Bible and gathered them back to the land of Israel just as He promised.

You are also of the commonwealth of Israel. So be blessed today. Be at peace. God is bigger than your problem, don’t worry what the future holds. You just have to know Him who holds the future, because He who keeps Israel is the same who holds you in His right hand.

 “At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.” ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’”will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful. Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit. There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim,‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.’” This is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel. See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return. They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son. “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’ For the Lord will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord—the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 31:1-14

Do not worry about your struggles today. God is stronger, God is greater and will preserve you through all your trials.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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After The End

4 Jul

After The End…

Jesus rose on Sunday morning and the Resurrection is the Sunday miracle. Sunday morning is the first day of the Hebrew week. It comes after the Shabbat, the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the seventh day, the end. Sunday is the day that comes after the end.

That’s why He rose on Sunday. Jesus was on the cross on the Sabbath – that was the end. That’s it, He said it’s finished. Everything has ended, sin has ended, and it’s the end. So what comes after the end?

New beginnings come after the end. Sunday morning and the Resurrection are so radical that they had to come on the day after the end. If you want to walk in resurrection power, you have to live in the totally new beginning power.

You have to live after the end. Let the old things, old ways, old sins, angers, fears and hurts come to their end on the seventh day. Walk in the power of the miracle of the Resurrection, the power of Sunday morning and the power of the first day. The miracle will begin when you live after the end.

The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming–not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Hebrews 10:10

In Jesus you are a new creation and the old you is no more. Let go of your former self today, all doubts and fears. Live in His power and begin a new day.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Become The Azar of God

3 Jul

Become The Azar of God…

Azer is the Hebrew word for helpmate. In the beginning God created woman from man, to be a helpmate suitable for him. In the New Testament, the church is to God as woman is to man.

If woman was created as a helpmate to man; the church exists to be a helpmate to God, to help Him fulfill His purposes on earth. To spread the Gospel, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal, love, and be a light to the world.

It also means that if you’re born of the Spirit, you’re on earth to be a helpmate to God. You’re on earth to be a blessing to Him, assist Him, to be a friend to God, and together a team. You ask God for help.

But are you a help to Him? Or is your relationship to Him all about how He can help you? He wants to help you. But He wasn’t created to help you. You were created to help Him. Seek to do His will today.

Help Him with the great commission. Be His servant, ambassador, messenger, helper – for you were created to be the very helpmate of God.

This is what the Lord says: In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill. They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. Isaiah 49:8-10

Be the helper of God you were called to be, a light to the lost; giving food to the hungry, showing God’s love to others who need a blessing.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Under The Huppah

2 Jul

Under The Huppah…

In the Hebrew wedding, the bride and groom were married under the huppah. The huppah is a beautiful canopy that rests over their heads. The word ‘huppah’ in Hebrew means a ‘covering.’ Interestingly, it also means ‘chamber,’ or ‘marriage room.’

The canopy is a reminder that the marriage chamber is the most intimate, most important place in marriage. If you have the most luxurious and beautiful house, but you neglect the room that’s devoted to intimacy, you lose the marriage. In the same way your marriage to God cannot exist if you neglect the huppah; your place of intimacy with your Beloved.

You can be doing a million things for God; all good and beautiful. But if you’re neglecting the huppah, your quiet time, the deepest part of your heart and His together, your relationship with God is going to become a dead marriage.

Your zeal will become apathy, and your love will turn into ritual. He’s waiting for you in the huppah, in the secret place that only the Bride and the Bridegroom can enter.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

Do not neglect your personal private time today with God; the most precious part of your everyday is spent with the Father where you can be totally His.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed