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Houston, We have a Problem

God created man free:

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Gen 1:29

Satan laid the trap:

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”  Gen 3:4-5 

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Aleph/Tav

MemraJewish sages say, "Memra…"

But they have missed the fact...

Jesus is the first and the last letter. He is the Word of creation. By Him, the Aleph/Tav, all things were made and by Him they consist. He is Memra – the creation WORD! He is God! (Col 1:16-17, John 1, Php 2:6)

 Isa 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his REDEEMER the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isa 48:12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

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The Joy of Youthful Discovery

There is nothing quite so nourishing to the soul of a Christian as seeing the light and excitement of a young disciple discovering a truth and growing in the faith of the Lord Jesus.   I love to see our two young converts grow in faith.  We will baptize them in a few weeks.  Yesterday was our first session after the two met with the Judge to determine their status as to whether they can stay in Germany.  Please pray for A… as his meeting didn’t go as well as R…’s meeting.  At the very least, A… needs prayer.  He is a sweet shepherd and the whirlwind of stress that he has been thrown into is often overwhelming.  Please pray that the Judge will decide in their favor.  Sending these two converts back to the middle east would be a death sentence for them.  Below is the graphic we designed for our first tract in Persian.

 



It illustrates Jesus preaching; "repent and believe the gospel" and Ephesians 2;8-9.  God's grace (Zeraphat) comes and brings salvation (Nejat) to those who repent (Tobe) of sin and believe (Eteghad) in Jesus the Messiah.

 

 

 

Since our last Letter…

Serenity gave a super testimony in which she shared the Gospel and her faith walk with the Lord to a full house at her Modern Day Princess Ceremony.  Many who were amazed as to the scriptural depth and maturity were also surprised to learn that she wrote her speech without any pastoral oversight.

 

 

My mother came to visit us for two months.  What a blessing!

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Rabbi

Today the husband of the lady that has been helping me in my quest to learn Hebrew called me Rabbi.  What a cool honor!  I have been visiting their little restaurant which serves of all things, Turkish “Döner” sandwiches.  God continues to give me favor in their eyes.  Please pray that God’s Spirit will use the gospel presented to give rise to faith in Jesus!   It is so exciting to see the eureka moments as I open the Old Testaments pictures of Christ to my Jewish friends.

An Appointment Please

I received an interesting call from one of Chelli’s English students who has been helping refugees learn German. He requested an appointment to bring some of these men to meet me. The reason was so out of the ordinary that I was uncertain what to expect. We set the time and date and began to prepare by gathering materials and consulting with other pastors and missionaries. I knew that the men spoke very little German and some English, but knew little more about them.

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The Key to the Human Heart

For years I have been going to the Hospital cafeteria praying and ministering to whomever the Lord sends my way.  I have met many different sorts of people with various problems, questions, and needs.  Usually, people are polite and open.  There are the exceptions.  The heart of man can be an open door or a vault locked as airtight as Ft. Knox.

This past week I experienced the miraculous opening of such a heart.  She is a middle-aged lady, I would guess mid 50’s.  I have tried on many an occasion to communicate with her to no avail. 

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The Joy of Listening

I had a wonderful opportunity to witness to W---- this morning.  He is an elderly man that is suffering from prostate cancer.  I ask if I may sit with him in the Hospital café.  In no time, he was sharing his life with me.  I interrupted him quickly to share my name and then he marched on.  It is so neat to take the time to listen to the elderly. 

As he went on, the Holy Spirit was clear about the urgency of the gospel.  I told him of my father’s cancer and his home going.  I then ask him of his preparation.  Was he ready to meet God?  He said that he was and I pressed him about his relationship to Jesus as Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that no man could get to the father except through Jesus.

As he was considering my words, I used the thief on the cross to spell out the simplicity of the Gospel in contrast to man’s religion.  I then prayed with W---- for his salvation.  Please pray with me as W---- doesn’t have much time this side of eternity.

Slavery in the Bible

Enslaving a person by stealing him from his life is a capital offence. So often Atheist cherry pick the bible in an attempt to invalidate the authority of God’s word. 

Exodus 2:16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

They neglect to read verses that speak directly against the abuses of humanity.  Applying their logic, the Banks are the worst institutions in history.  People sell their lives to serve the Banks.  Some live their entire lives under the taskmasters we call banks.  

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