Satisfaction… Fulfillment…

Satisfaction… Fulfillment…

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” Psalm 107:8-9.

For so many in our country, life is dissatisfying and empty. The masses go from one thing to another hoping to find satisfaction, peace, and true happiness.

We all know people who fill themselves with drugs – smoking and drinking whatever they can find – in order to harness enduring satisfaction within.

We all know people who are preoccupied with fitness, charities, ministries, businesses, academics, politics, etc. because it helps to ease the emptiness created by the knowledge that life is abominably empty, temporary, and difficult.

The Scriptures teach that “to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”

Many people are lost in the sea of dissatisfaction: with their jobs, their marriages, their relationships, their music, their wealth, etc. because only Christ can fill the hungry soul with goodness – His goodness.

The blessing of satisfaction and fulfillment are spiritual, but many people try fill their lives up with physical, temporal things that only the spiritual benefits of faith in Christ can produce in the human heart.

No one outside of a covenant relationship with God by faith in the Gospel of Christ will experience enduring, eternal satisfaction and fulfillment in their souls.

Only the Lord Jesus can satisfy the longing soul. Only the Lord Jesus can fill the hungry soul with His goodness.

Are you longing for something more in life? Are you hungry for something more in your life? The Lord Jesus Christ is the answer! He will fill your hungry soul. He will satisfy your longing soul with His goodness. Christ died on the cross for your sins, and He rose again from the dead on the third day. Whoever repents (turns from) their sins and trusts Christ as their God and Savior, will be saved from eternal damnation in hell.

Christ is the only One that can fill and satisfy the hungry soul with His goodness.

It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will open your heart to the truth of Christ Jesus – the Lord God of heaven and earth – and that you put your faith and trust in Him.

God bless you, dear friend.

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World Idolatry, And The One True God

“And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.” – Jeremiah 1:16

 

Jeremiah was a priest, but the LORD God, Jesus Christ, called him to be a prophet “over nations and over kingdoms” – Jeremiah 1:10.

There were three reasons why God through Jeremiah would judge the nation of Israel in the 7th century B.C.:

  1. They had forsaken the LORD. “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good” – Joshua 24:20.
  2. They burned incense to other gods. Ignoring the clear teaching of the written Word of God, they chose to be politically correct. They were swayed to believe that all religions seek God in their own way and by a different name, yet God had already told them this was not true:

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6

3. They worshipped the works of their own hands. Man’s wisdom, education, and philosophies became the criteria for worship not the written revelation of God’s Word: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”Colossians 2:8.

My deep concern is for you, dear reader; are you doing the same thing the children of Israel did in the ancient days? Are you forsaking Jesus Christ who, Himself, declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by Me” – John 14:6.

Please listen to God’s Word. There is no hope of salvation outside of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You must remain faithful to Christ alone no matter what the cost. If you know Him, He has promised to be faithful to you: “He is faithful that promised” – Hebrews 10:23.

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15. He ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father where He PRESENTLY sustains the universe – including His followers on this earth. He will return to this earth and establish His kingdom on this earth – He will rule over all – Isaiah 9:6-7.

You need Jesus Christ. You don’t need anyone or anything else. All you need is Jesus for He is our “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption” – 1 Corinthians 1:30.

Jesus Christ is the only hope for you in this entire universe – follow Him.

Turn from you sins – repent – and follow the risen Christ!

Love – Ryan

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You Can Have Your Sins Forgiven

“In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins…” – Colossians 1:14

Dear friend, are you burdened with the weight of a guilty heart?

Like a galley lost at sea and slapped by the invincible waves that surround it, you feel the sting of sorrow and regret as the waves of past foolishness and stupidity flood your mind.  You wish that you could run from your past and rid yourself of all the wrong things that you have done, but you cannot. The stain of your mistakes has imprinted your psyche like a hidden tattoo. If there were something you could do to remove the guilt that drowns your heart, you would do it.

The riptide of your past has channeled you in on every side, and your vain attempts at swimming out or being rescued have left you hopeless.

The blackness of sorrow has left your heart without hope, but there is a Light that shines in a dark place, dear reader.

There is a Hope that cannot be defeated.

There is Way that cannot be eroded.

Yes, the dark clouds of guilt and shame can be transformed into the brilliant days of Spring!

There is redemption! There is forgiveness through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ stands as the SAVIOR upon the billows of rage and sorrow that have engulfed your blackened heart. The waves of guilt that mount up to heaven and crash down upon your tiny soul are no match for the Savior of the world. By His invincible might, He can pull you out of the whirlpool of despair that is plunging your soul into the abyss of hopelessness.

Jesus Christ is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD:

“Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” – John 8:12

Jesus Christ is the SAVIOR OF ALL MEN:

“For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe” – 1 Timothy 4:10

Jesus Christ WILL SAVE YOU:

“For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:10

He will save you from the guilt and eternal consequences of your foolish, regrettable behavior known as sin.

The wages of sin is death:

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” – Romans 6:23

The guilt you feel in your soul is the result of the sins that you have committed against Christ Jesus. If you are not forgiven, then you are at this present time sentenced to eternal damnation in hellfire:

Mark 9:43-48

43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

You can escape hell if you will repent (change your mind) and believe the Good News – the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

Acts 3:19

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 10:9-13

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The LORD is gracious:

Psalm 145:8-9

“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and full of mercy.

The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”

The LORD God of Israel loves you:

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Romans 5:8

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

You can be saved.

You can have eternal life.

You can have a relationship with God.

You can have your sins forgiven.

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God bless you.

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The Solution To The World’s Core Issue

The recent speech from the Prime Minister of Israel reveals the great concern Israel has regarding some of the world’s most powerful leaders’ unwillingness to stop Iran.

I share his concerns for Israel and the world and pray that the Lord will raise up leaders of truth.

I too, am amazed at the polices and practices of some of the world’s most powerful politicians, and I pray for them.

World leaders are hard to understand.

Is there a solution?

Yes, Jesus of Nazareth the Ultimate, Dominate World Leader to whom all world leaders will bow and confess that He is LORD of ALL.

Do you know Him?

He is the Savior of the world: “Little Children, these things write I unto that ye sin not, but if any man sin we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ the Righteous. And, He is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” – 1 John 2:1-2.

He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

The foundational problem in the world today is not our political leaders or a nuclear Iran.

The core issue is the sin of the world.

Sin is on display as we watch the world’s most powerful leaders try to broker a deal with Iran. Likewise, sin is in full force wherever humans exist for: “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23.

Yes, dear soul, we have all sinned against God. We are sinners by birth; we cannot help but sin and continue to sin we shall if we will not partake in the antidote – the holy medicine which is Christ Jesus, Himself.

Your life, today, is a life of death. You breathe but you cannot perceive what is life.

You are like an dying man laying on his bed, comatose, breathing, opening his eyes in lethargic happenstance but still unable to realize or perceive the shadow of death around him until his last breath opens the doorway to the reality of judgment and hell.

You are like the deceived teen plunged into the techno abyss of irresponsibility and ease ever watching and entertained but never seeing – seeing the purpose for your existence.

Be assured of this, dear reader. You are but a breath away from eternal fire and damnation. O’ how I pray that you will cast off your blind’s man cloak and come to the Son of David, the true and living God. Let nothing hinder you or get in your way of coming to Jesus. Put your hand to the plow and never look back. He can give you sight!

He is EVERYTHING that you are missing and everything you need in this life and in the one to come.

Sin dominates the world and, subsequently, our souls; but, there is one who is Himself the Great Physician who not only heals but transforms the souls of men and sets us free from our slavery to sin and its eternal consequences.

Where sin abounds, His grace much more abounds.

Let Jesus Christ transform your life, your soul, and your eternal future.

Pray for world leaders to repent and follow Jesus Christ. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for they shall prosper that love her.

Watch and pray.

God bless you.

 

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The Way – The Only Way

“There is way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” – Proverbs 16:25

An inexperienced hiker found himself lost in the woods; he had assured his friends that he knew the way. If it were not for the expert amongst them, their party would have not found their way again.

There is a way that “seems” right to a man.

To put all of one’s confidence in a way that “seems” right is as unwise as the hiker, who because of pride and fatigue, sought an easier “unknown” path to travel instead of the path that he knew would have assuredly directed him to his destination.

Too often, dear reader, we choose the path that “seems” right. After all, we reason, we are able to determine what is right for ourselves? This is precisely the reason this Proverb is written.

To all those who think that their way is right, the Word of God is warning you.

Your way is wrong because it leads to death.

Your way is false because it leads to destruction.

Your way is a lie because it ends at the beginning of eternal damnation and hell fire.

Your soul is at stake. You are choosing a way (your way) that “seems right” to you, but it is killing you. You have chosen a path that leads to death.

Jesus Christ declared very clearly to all who were willing to listen: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by me” (John 14:6) – these are all powerful words.

These are the Words that sever the joints from the marrow, friends from family, and even fathers from sons.

Here we read of EXCLUSION – unequivocal, unashamed exclusion.

Jesus of Nazareth, the King of Jews, did not come to rally people to new ideas or philosophies of life.

He did not come to reorganize or to reshuffle the vain ways of man.

He came to save you. Do you understand? He came to save you.

Dear soul, there is a way that seems right to a man, but if that way is not Jesus Christ, then that way is death.

There is only ONE ROAD to heaven. There is only ONE WAY to God.

JESUS CHRIST – THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.

The RESURRECTION Is Historical Fact

Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah of Israel, has risen from the dead. The HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL – the REDEEMER OF ISRAEL – has conquered death.

No one CAN disprove it.

No one CAN refute it.

The Gospel is invincible – the Messiah of Israel is INVINCIBLE.

The LORD God’s resurrection is historical FACT.

Jesus of Nazareth is LORD and He is God.

He loves you.

Repent and believe the Gospel.

God bless you.

 

The HOPE of Israel and the World

Dear Friend,

The world will isolate Israel, condemn Israel, hate Israel, and attack Israel. However, the LORD God of Israel will not forsake His people. Our LORD Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, will save Israel and “all Israel will be saved”Romans 11. Every REPENTANT Jew of Israel will follow their Messiah when the LORD “turns ungodliness from Jacob” and ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED.

The Hope of Israel and the world is not in the P5+1 or any other human entity, group, philosophy, or religion. The Hope of Israel and the world is in the LORD GOD of Israel – the King of JacobJesus of Nazareth the KING OF THE JEWS. Look to Him and be saved all the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 9:6-7

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

The Messiah of Israel will one day RULE our world all by Himself. The P5+1 WILL NOT BE NEEDED. He will one day SIT on the THRONE of DAVID. Until then, let us preach the Gospel to all nations and USE the existence of the MIRACLE of modern day Israel as a sign to modern man of the TRUTH – there is no other God but the LORD God of Israel and His REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL who is JESUS OF NAZARETH.

The existence of modern day Israel is a gracious sign, predicted by the prophets of the Old Testament,  from the LORD GOD OF THE BIBLE to the whole world (including unbelieving Israel) that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is THE ONLY TRUTH FOR ALL NATIONS – REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL. Forsake your idols and your religion and serve the Messiah, Jesus, alone. Every nation on earth must repent of their idolatry and sin and serve the Messiah of Israel alone.

Here are a few articles of interest:

Article: Biden: American Jews Can Only Rely on Israel – News from America – News – Arutz Sheva.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193322#.VRsuMmbrTIp

God bless.

 

His GLORIOUS Day Will Come

While ISIS beheads Christians and Iran denies enriching uranium for the purpose of blowing up Israel and the US, the LORD Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father.

The LORD Jesus Christ is in COMPLETE CONTROL; He is not afraid of ISIS, nor is He afraid of Iran.

The BIBLE absolutely assures us that JESUS CHRIST is in CHARGE.

We read in Psalm 110:1

The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Our LORD Jesus Christ rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, walked into the throne room of God, and sat down at the right hand of God the Father. He, the Messiah of Israel, is sitting at the right hand of God the Father RIGHT NOW.

There is nothing that the Messiah does not see and does not know.

Just as He stood in heaven at the stoning of Steven, so I believe He has stood many times as faithful believers reject Islam, the false prophet Mohammad, the Koran, the Hadith and are martyred because “they loved not their lives unto death.”

Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, CURRENTLY sits at the right hand of God the Father waiting for THE DAY when God the Father makes the Messiah’s enemies His (the Messiah’s) footstool.

Yes, unrepentant, Islamic terrorist (like all unrepentant mankind) continue today because God the Father has not, yet, issued the decree to subjugate all unrepentant humanity under the feet of the LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST – but “THAT DAY” will come.

Speaking of the Messiah of Israel:

He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with the dead bodies; He shall wound the heads over many countries. Psalm 110:6

There is something far worse to fear than ISIS’s black flags and an Iranian bomb!

It is the RETURN of the Jewish Messiah – Yeshua the JUDGE of the world.

The GLORIOUS day will come when Jesus, the KING OF THE JEWS – THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS – returns and annihilates Islamic jihad and all unrepentant mankind – His enemies, and judges each human being who has ever existed at His Great White Throne of Judgment. All unrepentant mankind will bow with their faces in the dust before the Messiah’s glorious presence and CONFESS that He is LORD.

Unrepentant mankind will be made the footstool of Jesus Christ.

So, dear friend, what shall we do until the Messiah comes?

Let us PREACH His Gospel, His Word, and declare His MAJESTY with all the boldness, sincerity, and love that His Spirit graciously produces inside of us.

Let us not be afraid to speak up and proclaim, boldly – fearlessly – lovingly, that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead!

Use all the means within your disposal (Facebook, Twitter, radio, blog, YouTube, neighborhood Bible studies, street preaching, etc.) to PROCLAIM “Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.”

Love your neighbor, serve your coworker, and send yourself out your front door to the world of the lost with a purpose to lovingly declare CHRIST – everybody needs Him.

Repent and believe the Gospel.

Tell the whole world to REPENT, REPENT, REPENT! BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.

May the Messiah’s grace make you strong.

His GLORIOUS Day is coming!

God bless.

 

Don’t BE a Caiaphas

Dear Friend,

When our LORD Jesus the Messiah of Israel, stood before Caiaphas the high priest, He boldly declared:

 I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Mark 14:62

Caiaphas had asked our LORD:

Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? Mark 14:61

The high priest, speaking for the Sanhedrin, asked Yeshua if He was the Messiah?

Every Jew in the world should be asking the same question.

Sadly, like Caiaphas, many Jews do not believe that Yeshua is their Messiah. This breaks my heart – I love the Jews! However, God is not finished with Israel – Romans 9-11.

Israel’s LORD – Jesus of Nazareth – declared to the Sanhedrin, the first century Jewish Supreme Court, that He was the Messiah!

NO rabbi can disprove that Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel!

Any rabbi that denies that Yeshua is the King of the Jews is as deceived as Caiaphas was 2,000 years ago.

Caiaphas accused Yeshua, his Messiah, of blasphemy for telling the truth:

63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. Mark 14:63-64

No Caiaphas, you blasphemed your own Messiah by not believing your own Scriptures that He fulfilled before your very eyes, and He was gracious enough to ALLOW you to condemn Him to death because He was WILLING to die for your sin in denying Him!

The Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth, is alive – He has risen from the dead according to the Jewish Scriptures – Psalm 2; Psalm 16; Psalm 22.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is UNDENIABLE! The evidence contained in the Bible is invincible – there is no argument that can disprove the resurrection of Jesus.

Jews and Gentiles alike are afraid to face the facts that prove, without a doubt, that Jesus Christ is the Messiah of Israel – that He ALONE has risen from the dead, conquered death, conquered sin, is the ONLY way to salvation, and is RIGHT NOW sitting at the right hand of the Father.

Dear friend, do not be afraid to DECLARE to this present world that JESUS, THE MESSIAH OF ISRAEL, IS GOD THE SON. Do not be afraid to call people to repentance and faith in the risen Messiah – Jesus! Devote your life to telling people about Jesus! Give your life serving and loving people in His name.

Don’t BE a Caiaphas.

God bless you.