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Defeating Depression Part I [Charismatic Devotional Thread]
Kad-Esh Shabbat Letter 16th of June MAP Ministries ^ | 16 June 2006 | Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman

Posted on 08/22/2006 7:56:23 PM PDT by JockoManning

16th of June

DEFEATING DEPRESSION

PART 1

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25

Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary

Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, or activity, or amount, a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy.

Major Depression Facts Major depression is the No.1 psychological disorder in the western world.(1) It is growing in all age groups, in virtually every community, and the growth is seen most in the young, especially teens. At the rate of increase, it will be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease. http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/Depression_Information/facts.htm Shalom dearly beloved:

I am taking the opportunity this Shabbat to touch on a subject that is plaguing many people, that is DEPRESSION. Nearly everywhere that we go to minister, The Lord gives me a Word of Knowledge concerning depression and suicide. Many people have been miraculously set free from depression and hopelessness as we bring forth The MAP Revolution Message to the nations. Some times people that have suffered from over 50 years of chronic depression are able to smile and rejoice for the FIRST time in their lives!

One such case happened to us in Ecuador. As we were leaving from the Guayaquil airport after and intense time of ministry in Ecuador, some people came to bid us good-bye and among them there was a middle age toothless lady. She was smiling from ear to ear and had no front teeth at all!!! She made a considerable effort to come to the airport from a remote village and without any private transport. Her purpose for coming was to show us her “toothless smile” as a sign of appreciation for our ministry. She told us that she had suffered from chronic depression for over 50 years and that she was healed under our ministry and could now genuinely smile and be happy for the FIRST time in 50 years!!! Needless to say we were overjoyed and tears ran down our cheeks as we received this marvelous testimony as a gift from heaven and as full reward for our time spent in Ecuador. What a privilege it is to make people SMILE and rejoice from their hearts after so many years of suffering!

In one of our meetings in Mexico, as I was asking for people to give their testimonies of healing, a young man came to answer the altar call for salvation, tears streaming down his face as The Lord had healed him from depression right there on the spot. His testimony caused around 100 people to answer the altar call for salvation on that day! The lady that brought him to our meeting was HIS OWN CHRISTIAN THERAPIST that in desperation hoped for a miracle for her own patient! What medicine could not do, The Holy Spirit did it in a split second! To Him is all the glory forever!

I am not disclaiming in this article the use of drugs and medications in certain cases. Psychiatric help can be as a ¨life boat¨ to a drowning person. Many of my loved ones have been greatly helped by medication, however if you know the root cause of depression you can live a life of freedom from this plague that is a major attack on modern day man.

My own testimony It is in my weakness that YAH (The Lord) uses me in the area of depression as nearly every member of my immediate family has been plagued from depression and one even committed suicide due to it. I have suffered the deep distress of catering to people in serious, critical depressions and mental disease all my life. As I am writing these very lines my own son who is a soldier in the Israeli Army is suffering from depression that has been caused by pressure and anxiety. As a mother I am going through a very painful time, yet in the midst of my own pain I feel compelled to write this letter so that all those that are suffering from depression can receive HOPE and a WAY OUT!

The Factors that cause depression

A family curse that is repeated throughout the generations due to witchcraft, involvement in the occult, Kabbala and the active membership in secret lodges such as the Free Masons, Odd Fellows, etc…It can also manifest as a “genetical chemical imbalance” (Deuteronomy 5:8, 28:28,29) A root of bitterness, hidden anger and unforgiveness. (Matthew 18:34,35) Fear, anxiety and stress. (Proverbs 12:25, 1 John 4:18) A serious disappointment in life such as broken promises, divorce or a broken relationship, the death of a loved one or any frustrated expectation. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Proverbs 13:12) Unresolved grief. (Genesis 37:34-36) Vitamin and nutritional deficiency

TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION 1. Repentance: In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we have the antidote for all sickness, be it spiritual, emotional or physical,

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

*Humility to recognize the need

*Prayer to seek YAH and inspect our hearts

*Turn from our wicked ways of mistrust, and fear rather than faith, disobedience to God’s Commandments and any unforgiveness and hidden anger. Forgiveness is a KEY issue, forgive yourself, others and even God!

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14,15

2. Confess your sins to someone you trust that has a holy walk with God and have that person pray for you.

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16

3. Taking the Word of God as medication.

“He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalms 107:20

“My son give attention to My word, incline your ear to my sayings do not let them depart from your eyes, keep them in the midst of your heart, for they are life to those who find them, and health to ALL their flesh” Proverbs 4:20-22

Make for yourself a Word Prayer of at least 5-7 scripture promises, declare and meditate on those scripture promises day and night and at least 3 times a day! Record this scripture prayer and listen to it while you are driving, speaking it out loud and also silently to yourself all day long.

4. Begin to obey God’s Commandments to you with no excuses.

“The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever” Isaiah 32:17

I will paraphrase from the original Hebrew:

“The actions of those that are made just by doing what is right in the eyes of God will be shalom, wellbeing and wholeness in every way; And those who worship Him according to His Commandments (Holy Worship!) will be quietness and absolute confidence forever.”

The word RIGHTEOUS from the Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary

Right in wise manner, upright, virtuous, acting in a just way, morally right, good, excellent, satisfying, pleasant, authentic, Godly, just, upright, virtuous.

Our righteousness comes from having been made right with YAH (God) through Y’shua’s blood sacrifice and it is to be followed by obedience to His Commandments and by a right walk with Him. When we are made right with Elohim through Y’shua, in a forgiven state we then begin a personal walk with Him, a walk of loving obedience to His Commandments as written in our hearts by The Holy Spirit. (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:10

Walking in love, obedience and forgiveness is an antidote for fear and thus fights and defeats the torment of depression.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

5. Total trust in Elohim-God, His Word, His Plan and His Character. Trust is the antidote against anxiety, one of the major root causes of depression in the 21st century. Trust develops through continual prayer and meditation of the Word of God.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through the Messiah Y’shua. Philippians 4:6,7

This is actually a commandment- “Be anxious for NOTHING” and the way to achieve it is by,

Prayer, supplication and thanksgiving

Most people are anxious because they lead a prayer-less and unthankful life, so they are always revolving around themselves and their own problems.

6. Praise is an important KEY to release healing and the presence of YAH

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Yahveh my God, I will give thanks to You forever. Psalm 30:11-12

7. Inner Healing is the key for inner soul and heart pain. Inner healing happens when we acknowledge the pain and let the Spirit of Truth and the Word of God bring light to the most hidden corners of our soul.

Then Y’shua said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32,

“The Spirit of Yahveh GOD is upon Me, Because Yahveh has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of Yahveh, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of Yahveh, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3.

Inner healing can happen when someone else prays for you or when you pray and let YAH work on your soul to bring truth and light to your deepest painful emotions.

8. Conventional treatment- In some cases there is a need to receive conventional medication and drug treatment before a person can be settled enough to allow for God’s word and spirit to work. In these cases by all means receive treatment and then apply all the rest.

9. Deliverance from demons- is an important part in defeating depression as in many cases there is demonic activity involved in depression, however depression is not only caused by evils spirits and it is important to treat spirit, soul and body!

Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. Matthew 4:24

10. Nutritional supplements are very important in order to treat depression and most particularly vitamin B complex and Vitamin C, however for a more thorough list consult with a professional nutritionist and health consultant. There are also some herbs that can be helpful such as St. John’s Wort, Chamomille, Valerian Root, etc…It is also important to change your nutritional habits to healthy habits decreasing white sugar, processed foods, chemicals such as nitrates and MSG.

For thus says Yahveh GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “ In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15A

On the next issue we will talk about fear and anxiety as a root cause of depression, meanwhile have a Shabbat Shalom, full of wellbeing and DO NOT GIVE UP! Remember that we love you and care for you.

Your friends in Israel

Rabbi Baruch, Bishop Dominiquae Bierman and the Kad-Esh MAP Team © Bishop Dr Dominiquae Bierman 2006


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Dr. Bierman has written many books. The most well known of them are “The Healing Power of the Roots” and of late “Sheep Nations”, "Grafted In", "Stormy Weather" and "The MAP Revolution".

Dr. Dominiquae Bierman works with TAPAC, Trans Atlantic Pacific Alliance of Churches based in London, England. Her ministry is followed by many signs, wonders and miracles of Reconciliation, Deliverance and Restoration and her mandate is the Triple Mandate: To Raise the Church to be as Esther, To Bless Israel, and To Work to Save the Nations.

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DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 2

Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary

Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, activity, amount, and a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy

FEAR AND DEPRESSION

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7

Shabbat Shalom dearly beloved:

As I write this series on Defeating Depression, I am basing my approach on the assumption that Elohim-God is the Creator of Man and therefore His Word has the final say about His creation. The Bible or the Word of God as manifested through The Hebrew Holy Scriptures known as TANACH or by some as the “Old Covenant” and through The Apostolic Writings or also called the New Covenant, is the Manufacturer’s Manual of Instruction. It contains all the information for man’s right functioning and wellbeing. In the same way that if we violate the instructions given in the manual of any expensive machine, we could cause the malfunctioning of that machine and eventually its total breakdown and loss, if we violate God’s instructions it can cause the total breakdown of Man. Man is a much more intricate creation than man made cars and other machines. Man is a unique creation and ONLY the Creator knows all about the Crown of His Creation- ADAM. Fortunately for us He left us the manual of instruction- The Bible.

“He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.” Psalms 107:20

I am fully aware that conventional Psychiatry’s approach is different than mine. Psychiatry sees as the root cause of most mental illness a factor called “chemical imbalance”. I see “chemical imbalance” not as root cause per se but as an outcome of a deeper root cause. Psychiatry would prescribe medication to solve the situation and I see medication as a possible “life boat” when people do not respond to reason, prayer and spiritual treatment. But even so it needs to be followed by a retraining of the mind that would prevent such occurrences in the future. I see a mind transformation as the KEY for most if not all mental diseases.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Fear and all its derivatives such as stress and anxiety are one of the major causes for depression.

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” Proverbs 12:25

Fear and all its derivatives causes torment,

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

What is fear?

1. Fear is a demonic spirit that makes people crazy- This is a very tormenting fear based upon tormenting lies inspired by spirits of darkness that plague the mind with “scary scenarios”. This demonic spirit can come in through watching horror movies, involvement in witchcraft activities and especially traumas.

2. Fear is also a “fight or flight” reflex when in danger- this is a normal or even a “healthy fear” that can keep you from trouble, for example it will make you function quickly if a car is about to run you over and thus save your life!

3. The healthy “fight or flight” reaction activates the adrenal gland to secrete a large quantity of adrenalin and in some cases due to trauma, it does not “shut off” and it keeps working over time, thus causing terrible distress and a constant state of ANXIETY. Some times it is triggered by “push buttons” related to the trauma in completely unrelated situations. For example a person that suffered financial collapse might become anxious in subsequent years whenever there is even a minor financial challenge that poses no real danger.

4. Fear is also an emotion that can be caused by a real situation or by demonic spirits. Demonic spirits can work through trauma and past experience in order to create a vicious circle of negative thoughts. The more that the person thinks negatively, the more that the fear and the anxiety grow, thus affecting the chemical balance of the brain and causing a psychiatric disorder termed “Psychosis” which is characterized by terrible dread and by taking things out of proportion, imagining some devastating scenarios that do not exist or even feeling physical discomforts with no evidence of disease at all. Depression can very often be accompanied with symptoms of Psychosis

5. The Fear of God is the healthy spirit, emotion and attitude that heals people from all other unhealthy fears. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear Yahveh and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:7,8, The fear of Yahveh leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. Proverbs 19:23

HOW TO TREAT DEPRESSION CAUSED BY FEAR?

In order to treat depression that is caused by fear, stress and anxiety there is a need to treat both the external symptoms of anxiety and dread and the root cause of the fear. In many cases people develop a harmful fear and anxiety because they are worried about their daily sustenance-what shall we eat? What shall we wear? How will we pay? What will my future be?

Y’shua warned us about that in Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

So the best antidote against anxiety is faith and trust in God’s provision, His perfect plan for our future and of course obedience to God and to His commandments- “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (His right way of doing things) and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Miraculous healings of depression and all mental healing still needs to be followed by a complete program for mind Transformation!

Mind Transformation begins with salvation:

PLEASE PRAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER

Dear Father in Heaven, I choose to put all my trust in You and in Your Word and Plan for me. Thank you for sending your Son Y’shua the Messiah to take my place as a sinner. Thank you Y’shua for dying for me that I may live! I believe in you and that you rose from the dead on the 3rd day, and I invite you to be my Master, Savior and Healer, please forgive me of all my disobedience and rebellion and teach me to walk with you. Thank you for making me free and whole to serve you all the days of my life. Amen

Congratulations! This is the first step to come out of depression, put your trust in God’s provision of salvation for you, salvation includes healing and deliverance from depression, it is all “in the package”!

Practical Steps to Follow:

1. Build yourself up in faith-Since faith and trust in God’s provision is essential in order to maintain a healthy emotional life it is necessary to build yourself up in faith.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God Romans 10:17

It is necessary that you constantly hear the Word, which is the truth about God’s faithfulness to provide for you in every way. Begin with making for yourself “Word Prayers” of at least 5-7 scriptures that talk about YAH’S (God’s) unfailing provision for your situation. Read, meditate, melodize, think and declare those scriptures day and night until you believe them. You will experience anxiety leaving you and your faith will be built up! If you suffer from depression due to the fear of death or of sickness, then make sure that you have given your life to God through Y’shua and begin to meditate on scriptures concerning healing and/or eternal life.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8

Since during depression your mind goes in vicious circles of negative thoughts, then changing the meditation of your mind will eventually turn around your situation!

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

2. Another way of building up faith is by prayer,

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Y’shua the Messiah. Philippians 4:6-7

This kind of prayer has the element of,

Petition b) Supplication c) Thanksgiving

When you have “prayed through” you will experience a great relief and His peace, shalom, wellbeing will flood your soul! The best way to make a petition prayer is by quoting His word and promises to Him and then pleading with Him to manifest His promises (that apply to your situation) in your life, finishing with thanksgiving and praise for His Grace and Mercy! Remember, He does not ‘owe” us anything but He is committed to keep His word. We are in constant need of His mercy.

This kind of prayer should be prayed as often as you feel anxiety creeping back, after you have “prayed through” leave everything in YAH’S (God’s) able hands!

3. Prayer in Tongues or in the Spirit.

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit Jude 20

This is one of the main reasons of why it is essential to receive the Baptism in The Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, because it builds us up in our most holy faith. This is a SURE ANTIDOTE against depression!

4. Repentance from any selfishness, self-centeredness and any known sin in your life. Remember that He said that if you put Him and His Kingdom FIRST everything else that you need will be added unto you with no stress, nor striving.

5. Contentment and thankfulness,

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-8

Selfish ambition, covetousness and jealousy can cause terrible distress and unnecessary stress to run after things because “others have them”. Of course the end result of this would be depression. A life of praise to YAH (God) and thanksgiving is essential for mental health.

6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE- Since fear is the OPPOSITE of LOVE and GOD IS LOVE, your choice to love God and others, (including your enemies!) at all times will keep you emotionally healthy all of your life!

And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” Matthew 18:34,35

A lot of the fears and torments are connected with bitterness and unforgiveness. Forgive EVERYONE at ALL TIMES and for EVERY REASON and you will have a very healthy soul! When we forgive, we humble ourselves to be like Y’shua who forgave us when we did not deserve it. Unforgiveness is a form of pride and He said that He resists the proud,

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “ God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

When you walk in forgiveness you walk in love and when you walk in love, fear flees and so does depression!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

7. Vitamins and nutrition: Fear and stress cause the body to be depleted of vital nutrients such as vitamin B, vitamin C and Calcium. I strongly suggest taking a higher quantity of those during stressful times and to improve you nutrition with healthy foods, again ask your nutrition expert about these.

WHEN FEAR IS CAUSED DUE TO DEMON SPIRITS

Though all unhealthy fears are connected with the operation of evil spirits as well as the coping with some realistic problems, there are some situations of fear that are plainly demonic, such as fears caused due to the watching of horror movies and/or due to idolatry or witchcraft activities such as Ouija board séances, the contacting of the dead and other spirits of deceased people and of course all satanic worship. In these cases it is imperative that you go through a proper prayer of DELIVERANCE from demons by a qualified and trusted minister.

When a person is an unbeliever or is in a non receptive state, the only treatment available against this kind of depression will be psychiatric treatment with some tranquilizing drugs, and even anti-psychotic dugs, accompanied with psychological treatment. As I said in my previous issue, I do not discard this kind of treatment, when it is needed and nothing else works. This is a necessary “life boat” in some instances. However I believe that most of the fear related depressions can be overcome with the spiritual instructions given in this chapter.

In the next issue, we will talk about Depression due to Lies that cause soul pain.


In order to finish I would like to bless you with the prayer of 3 John 2,

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

In Y’shua’s Love that casts out ALL fear!

We care for you!

Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

Your friends in Israel
© Bishop Dr Dominiquae Bierman 2006 - Permission is granted (and we encourage you) to distribute these writings.

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DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 3
Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary

Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, activity, amount, and a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy.

Freedom from Pain, Lies and Depression

“Y’shua spoke to the Jews who had believed him. “If you obey my teaching,” he said, “you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31-32

Shabbat Shalom dearly beloved:

MY TESTIMONY

The more that I write about the subject of DEPRESSION, the more people that are “coming out of hiding”. It is quite amazing to find out how many in the Body of Y’shua are suffering from depression and are afraid of letting anyone know for fear of being judged by others. Many of those that suffer greatly are actually pastors and leaders and those are even more afraid and ashamed to let others know, so they suffer in secret and some times even come to the verge of suicide! I fully understand, one time I suffered from depression for an entire year and hid it so well that even my husband didn’t know. I would cry myself to sleep every night and only me and Y’shua knew of my loneliness and pain. Of course I had real good reasons for my depression, my daughter had been sick for three solid years, coming and going from hospitals and the last report of the doctor was ‘ that there was no hope’. Everyone would agree with me that this was enough cause for depression and sadness, however I was regarded as so strong and full of faith by all that no one doubted my ability to stand under all pressure! However I was falling apart and no one knew it! Fortunately for me, I have a really good relationship with Y’shua and so I decided to retreat myself in my pastoral office for three days and three nights in order to find an answer from Him. The contents of this chapter are the result of my three day prayer retreat from the 9-11 of November of 2001. What The Holy Spirit showed me during those three critical days has changed my life, my ministry and my daughter who is alive and well FOREVER! My prayer is that it will also change yours!

What hurts you, Dominiquae?

When I entered the three day retreat as I mentioned above, I sat before YAH (God) unable to do anything, let alone really pray! I just sat there and He asked me the question that has changed my life! “What hurts you, Dominiquae?” This question took me by surprise since I was not there to talk about my pain, but rather to get an answer of why was my daughter not healed if I had been solidly believing, never faltered in declaring His Word and was, in my eyes, obeying His will and serving Him? It did not make any sense to me to be ‘punished’ with loosing my daughter to this terrible illness! However God decided not to answer my question but rather ask me one, about my condition, about my pain! No one has asked me that question before, everyone was praying for Adi and for her situation and pain but not for mine. It took me a few seconds to react to this surprising question! But when I did, boy I did!!! “My motherhood is hurting me Lord!” to which He answered, “write it all down, write all your pain, all your feelings down and do not try to be ‘prim and proper’, write from your guts even if it’s ugly!”

Uuhhh, I am not used to this, I only speak faith, who knows what will come out of my heart? This was scary, nevertheless I obeyed my Master and Healer and I wrote. I must have written a scroll or a small book, but I do not remember as I was crying too hard as I was writing, I was crying and screaming! Once it was all written, I felt an amazing peace, like 1000 tons had fallen off my chest, I could breathe again. But I was peacefully sad as I detected that on these pages I had written what I TRULY felt about me, my daughter and God and it was not pretty! Neither did it line up with His Word, in other words in spite of my courageous faith stand I had believed many lies and thus was in tremendous emotional pain!

Emotional Pain

“My soul melts from heaviness, strengthen me according to your Word” Psalms 119:28

What is emotional pain? I would say that it is the hurt or pain that we feel inside because of what we believe about ourselves or about some traumatic situations that have happened in life. For the most part our emotional pain lingers and becomes DEPRESSION and other forms of mental illness due to our erroneous interpretation of traumas or hard circumstances. In other words IF we would get the true interpretation, then pain would leave and with it depression also!

DENIAL is a ‘safety mechanism’ that its purpose is to keep the pain “hidden” pretending that it does not exist.

However this works for a while allowing the victim of that traumatic pain to live a border line bearable life, however all of a sudden like in a pressure cooker, pressure builds up and it begins to want to come out and erupt! It normally erupts in the form of depression, mental breakdown, psychosis etc…Most people live in one or another level of denial. What The Holy Spirit did with me during my life changing retreat was to challenge my denial by asking me the surprising question, “what hurts you?”, and then instructing me to “write it down” honestly. In other words, He had me blowing off my built up steam in the security of His Loving and Accepting Presence! Anyone that would take time off in His Presence and do the exact same things will get the exact same results! You will feel like tons of pressure have fallen off you and you will detect that you have been believing some lies that are contrary to His Word and Will for you! The good news is that nothing is hidden from Him, so though this will be ‘news’ for you, it’s OLD HISTORY for Him, He knows you inside out!

“O Yahveh, you has searched me, and known me .You know my down sitting and my uprising, you understand my thought afar off. You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalms 139:1-3

If you can believe this, then you will have the courage to be what I call “brutally honest” when you express your pain on paper!

LIES AND ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATIONS

I am going to make a statement here:

“The more lies that you believe, the more pain that you will have. The less lies, the less pain. No lies, no pain”

“Y’shua spoke to the Jews who had believed him. “If you obey my teaching,” he said, “you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31-32

When we know the truth intimately then we are free, freedom means no pain at all. Pain is an outcome of SIN, our own sin and the sins of others against us. The BEST NEWS that I ever heard in my life came to me during this retreat when YAH Himself said to me: “ Dominiquae, I did not design you for PAIN!”. My answer was: “You could have fooled me Lord! I thought that pain was my middle name!”. Do you feel like I did? I have GREAT NEWS for you! The Creator did NOT DESIGN YOU FOR PAIN! Now, go ahead and say it to yourself out loud! “I AM NOT DESIGNED FOR PAIN!”

I did not say that we will not suffer, I only said that when the suffering comes we are not supposed to hold onto and absorb the pain in order to carry it inside. He said clearly in Isaiah 53:4a

“Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows”

He has already done it, and is ready to do it every day, so how come we carry so much pain, grief and sorrow?

The answer was given to me during my retreat: I had been believing LIES about myself, God and my daughter’s situation. I had interpreted some traumatic events in my life in a wrong way. I had come to the conclusion that I was the worst mother in the world and I was trying to prove myself as a good mother by standing in faith for the healing of my daughter. Since Elohim did not answer me that proved the point that I was the worst mother and on top of it He hated me! Did I know all this in my conscious mind??? NOOOOOO, I was a woman of faith, I only believed and proclaimed the Word! I did not acknowledge my pain or my suffering, I loved and worshipped God all the time, I was in DENIAL! Deep within me I had pushed all these feelings of worthlessness and had put the ‘lid’ on them, The result of this denial was DEPRESSION!

Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe you have gone through some traumatic events such as death of loved ones, divorce, rape, abortions, bankruptcies or others and you have pushed the pain down instead of acknowledging it and allowing The Holy Spirit to truly interpret them for you, The precious, awesome, all healing Word of God give you the correct perspective? Do not despair, you are not alone, you can begin today!
“My soul clings to the dust, revive me according to your Word”

Psalms 119:25

The Threshold of Forgiveness

As I was writing “the book of my pain” down, I felt terrible grief and terrible anger, but when I detected all the lies that I had believed, I moved from ANGER to REPENTANCE. I began to ask YAH’S forgiveness and I began to forgive myself, God and others that I thought I held nothing against. I had uncovered all the pain and grief in my heart and the lies that I believed were exposed to the light. My wellbeing was at hand!

“He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confess and forsake them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13

Declare Truth over the Lies!

Once I finished doing that, The Holy Spirit told me to take a marker and highlight all the lies that I detected on the paper! That was a very relieving activity, the lies were now highlighted and IN THE OPEN! They could not hide as snakes in the darkness any more and they could not “bite me”. I did this with GUSTO! Then He told me to find a Scripture that opposed that lie and to declare it one time over the lie! The Word of YAHVEH is SO POWERFUL that it works better than a laser beam! Only one time of declaring His Eternal Word over the painful lies caused them to be DISMANTLED in my mind and to leave me forever! And with it, PAIN ALSO LEFT!

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalms 119:105

Remember my previous statement?

“The more lies that you believe, the more pain that you will have. The les lies, the less pain. No lies, no pain”

I will add one more thing: Pain functions inside of you as a BLOCK to the flow of the Holy Spirit and His Glory, so:

“The more pain, the less Glory, the less pain, the more Glory. No PAIN, ALL GLORY!

So, this is the secret to an unhindered flow of anointing:


Get rid of the lies, get rid of the pain and get filled with His Glory!

After these three days retreat, DEPRESSION LEFT ME and the Glory of Elohim began to flow unhindered in me. My external circumstances did not change, my daughter was still as sick as ever, but I had changed! I also understood that I was to do MAINTENANCE every month. And so every month I go on a 3-7 day retreat in order to maintain myself FREE FROM LIES, FREE FROM PAIN and FREE FROM DEPRESSION! Maybe you only need one day where I needed three days, but by all means do not delay to retreat yourself with Y’shua and follow the instructions of this chapter. You will thank Him and me forever! YOU ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR PAIN! While my daughter was not instantly healed but rather her condition grew worse, I had the inner fortitude now to keep going and one and a half years later, she was released from the hospital in FULL REMISSION! Today she is a blooming flower. To our marvelous Heavenly Father be ALL the glory!

Redirecting my course

On the following morning I came out to our morning prayer meeting, where The Holy Spirit showed me that I had broken my vow to be traveling to the nations. I had made that vow right after my salvation, but because of Adi’s illness I broke the vow for I was trying to rescue her, so in my mind I couldn’t possibly travel anymore. As I said above, I could not heal her not even after three years of standing by faith and declaring the Word. I had tried everything and nothing worked! But when I got rid of the lies, the pain and the depression , my ears were open to hear the rebuke of The Lord. I had forsaken Apostolic Ministry trying to ‘save’ my daughter. My husband told me later that no one could talk to me about this prior to my life changing retreat! I was too full of pain to LISTEN! Now, after you are free from pain and depression, LISTEN to His direction for your life. He will probably REDIRECT YOUR COURSE. Be prompt to obey and live to the fullest of what He has designed you to do! I immediately began to travel again, in spite of my daughter’s strong objection! Had I not obeyed Elohim’s instruction, I doubt that she would have been alive today, had I not rid myself of lies, guilt and worthlessness, I would have not been able to go in spite of all opposition from my daughter’s side. Once you are free from lies, you will have new strength to stand and to obey. Once you obey, you will experience His back up, support and blessing. Remember to maintain yourself free from lies and pain at all times! The enemy will throw you ‘curb balls’ often but if you are free from lies and pai n, you will come out on top at all times!



“And it shall come to pass, if you hear diligently unto the voice of Yahveh thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the Yahveh your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you hear unto the voice of Yhaveh your God.” Deuteronomy 28:1,2





FREEDOM FROM PAIN WILL BE FREEDOM FROM DEPRESSION AND AN UNHINDERED FLOW OF HIS ABUNDANT LIFE AND GLORY!

Remember the steps to follow:

Take time to have a prayer retreat, disconnect all phones and allow NO ONE to interrupt you!
When you are in, dedicate it to The Lord and ask The Holy Spirit to help you find what hurts you.
Ask yourself what hurts you?
Write your pain down in full honesty
Weep and shout if you need to! Make sure that you are in a private place so no one tries to ‘rescue you’.
Once you realize that you have been believing lies about yourself, God and your situation go into repentance and forgiveness. Highlight the lies that you have detected
Match Scripture against EVERY lie and declare it once by saying: Example- “The following is a LIE: ‘God hates me’, the TRUTH is that ‘God so loved ME that He sent His only son…”. Remember that His Word works better than a laser beam so use it against each lie, please be thorough!
You are FREE. Now praise Him for His deliverance!
Hide his Word in your heart and meditate on it ALWAYS! “Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you” Psalms 119:11
Take time to LISTEN to His instruction.
Rededicate your life to Truth and Freedom and to do His Will at all times!
“The entirety of Your Word is truth” “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” Psalms 119:160, John 8:32

We love you and care for you!


Your friends in Israel

Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

© Bishop Dr Dominiquae Bierman 2006 - Permission is granted (and we encourage you) to distribute these writings.

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DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 4

Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary

Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, activity, amount, and a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy.

Disappointment and Depression

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick” Proverbs 13:12

One of the major causes for depression is deep disappointment, the Word of God calls it- “hope deferred”, in other words a certain hope that never becomes a reality or that delays in materializing. Depression is exactly the opposite of expectation. In most cases depression is accompanied by a sense of hopelessness or “what’s the use”. This feeling is normally based on experience, for example: “I have been praying for 18 years for my family to be saved and have seen no answered prayer” or “my husband has promised me thousands of times that he will change but he never does” or “God promised me through a prophetic word that I will do great things for Him but I am still working as a simple clerk”, “I believe that by His stripes I am healed and yet my physical condition is not improved”, “I was hoping to have a great family life and my marriage ended in divorce”, “I have done my best to reconcile with my parents and yet they still reject me”, etc… These are some of the many complaints of someone that has been deeply disillusioned by God, people and life.

When the disappointment goes deep enough, it causes a feeling of deep hurt, bitterness and then despondency; the attitude will be of great mistrust in YAH {God}, His Word and people. There is a point where there are no more expectations of life and thoughts of death begin to plague your mind, some people even contemplate suicide and all this is caused by DISAPPOINTMENT. You expected something to happen that:

A} did not happen and will never happen

B} did not happen in your time frame and you believe therefore that it will never happen

Your mind then decides to either cope with this reality in a positive way or to quit expecting anything at all. When it decides to quit- this is DEPRESSION and it can be dangerous.

Disappointments, Disappointments, Disappointments

First of all let me make a statement here: Disappointments are part of life as much as breathing and eating, all of us at one time or another will suffer some disappointments. The question is our choice of reaction when they come. There are some disappointments that need more processing than others, in every case PROCESSING IS NEEDED and DENIAL IS A KILLER.

A disappointment is like walking through a dead end street. You expected to find an exit and you can’t go on lest you TURN AROUND AND FIND ANOTHER WAY.

Disappointment from people

Since we are all imperfect humans, we will all disappoint someone at some time. So, we need to take into consideration that as much as people have disappointed us, we most probably have disappointed some people. In that sense we are all in the same boat! However it is necessary to process and to acknowledge the disappointment, the broken promise that have caused your heart to become sick. If you went through a divorce, there is a broken promise there, if your father or mother committed suicide, they have broken their promises to you, if they abandoned and rejected you, it is the same. Then disappointment and mistrust will set in.

Important exercise: Write down a list of all those that have disappointed you, broken their promises or broken your trust. Acknowledge your pain first and even mourn for the lost relationship. Then go ahead and forgive and begin your healing process!

Forgiveness

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Y’shua said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21,22

The only way out of depression due to the disappointment of people is FORGIVENESS. Complete forgiveness and being willing to trust again. Unforgiveness and mistrust are a lot more dangerous than taking the risk of being disappointed again. Y’shua said if your brother sins against you forgive him 70 times 7, in other words endlessly! He knew that our loved ones were going to disappoint us and the antidote was CONTINUAL FORGIVENESS. Choosing to trust again is pivotal for recovery! It is better to take that risk than to live in the emptiness of constant mistrust. This is possible only if you trust God above men, because then you will know that He is able to heal you every time that people break your trust. What can keep us sane when people fail us is the humility to realize that we have also failed people many times and so we need constant mercy and forgiveness and second and third chances, so we are willing to extend that to others. Some people are too prideful, thinking that they are a lot better than others and they fail to see that they too have acted sinfully against others, so they do not forgive and refuse to trust again. Pride and unforgiveness will keep you depressed!

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14

Disappointment in yourself

If you are disappointed in yourself, you need to process it, acknowledge it and forgive yourself.

Important Exercise: Write down a list of all the people that you have disappointed, including yourself and God. Write down all the promises that you have broken to yourself and to others. Go ahead and REPENT by,


A} Asking God’s forgiveness

B} Asking people to forgive you

C} Making a new commitment for change

Do not ever be afraid to TRY AGAIN. only found the formula for electricity after trying 10.000 times and failing. He never gave up and he did not see the 10.000 futile attempts as failure but as “10.000 ways how not to do it!”, finally due to his tenacious perseverance, he succeeded and due to that we enjoy electricity today!!! Had it not been for his positive attitude you could not use a computer, or read by a night light, there would be no high tech to speak about. Just imagine how much your life depends on electricity! So, yes maybe you are not going to succeed right away but NEVER quit trying!

FORGIVE YOURSELF AND TRY AGAIN, NEVER STOP TRYING UNTIL YOUR LAST BREATH! LIFE IS WORTH LIVING TO THE FULLEST EVEN IF THERE ARE MANY OBSTACLES!

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Disappointment in God

For the vision is yet for an appointed time. But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come. It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:3,4

Many, many people are angry and disappointed with The Almighty. The reasons for this are:

A} Expecting the Almighty to do things our way

B} Expecting Him to do it in our time frame

Both of them are called PRESUMPTION

Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? Isaiah 29:16

Presumption is rooted in pride and in our own interpretation of Elohim-God and of His Word and Ways. We need to separate between the written Word of YAHVEH and His revealed Word. When He speaks a Word to you in your innermost being and even confirms it through a prophecy, then you can stand on it and believe for it, obey His instructions and wait UNTIL it comes to pass. Take into consideration that waiting on this word will test your patience and perseverance and it will most likely not come to pass when you expect it. It will probably come as a “suddenly” when you least expect it!

His written Word gives us many promises and most of them are conditional, in most cases you will see the word IF.

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that Yahweh your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of Yahweh your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Deuteronomy 28:1-3

In other words, you cannot expect them to come to pass unless you fulfill His requirements, and even when you do {at least in your own eyes}, it will still happen in God’s timing and not yours! If you do not understand these principles early in your walk with YAH {God} through Y’shua, you will have built up frustration, anger, disappointment and mistrust in Him and eventually you will also suffer from some type of depression.

This is the dead end street I had mentioned before; it really leads NOWHERE, so the only option is to TURN and to find ANOTHER WAY. This other way is the way of humility and trust

Important exercise: Write down in what manner has YAH {God} disappointed or frustrated you. Forgive Him, ask His forgiveness for your pride, presumption or mistrust, forgive yourself, forgive others and begin a new lifestyle!

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19

Word Medication: Write down for yourself a WORD PRAYER about the faithfulness of God of at least five scriptures and declare them day and night until they become part of you!

The prophet Habakkuk knew the secret of trusting Elohim at all times, even during the painful time of banishment and exile,

Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Yahweh God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments. Habakkuk 3:17-19

When you choose the way of trust, though you may not see anything encouraging with your natural eye, you will enjoy His strength and His joy!

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on Yahweh Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

As you choose to trust your Father in Heaven against all odds, you keep persevering, forgiving and loving you will never fail and depression will flee!

Trusting Elohim unconditionally is closely linked with the Fear of God. When we fear Him, we will not consider breaking His commandments as an option and we will know that we cannot exercise manipulation to make Him act, however true faith and even desperate faith and trust will move Him. A person that fears YAHVEH can also trust Him FULLY, thus he can walk completely WHOLE in the midst of all circumstances!

“For you who fear My name the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in his wings” Malachi 4:20

May His healing break forth speedily for you as you apply these instructions!

We love you and care for you

Your friends in Israel

Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

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DEFEATING DEPRESSION PART 5


Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary

Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, activity, amount, and a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy.



Family Curses, Demons and Depression

In the first four chapters, we touched on depression due to fear, lies, pain, traumas and disappointments, however there are depressions that are “inherited” due the sins of our ancestors and family curses. In this case we will see “familiar spirits” at work, those are spirits of darkness that plague entire families. Medicine calls it “genetic diseases”. If the father or the mother suffered from depression and we see the same happening to the children, then it will be labeled “genetic” and thus “inevitable”. The Word of God calls it SINS OF THE FOREFATHERS.

You shall have no other gods before Me. ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Deuteronomy 5:7,8

If your parents or great, great grandparents up to the 4th generation before you worshipped other gods than Yahveh, The God of The Bible, then the INIQUITY which is the outcome of their sins will be visited upon the children. One of the most common expressions of what I will call “family curses” due to idolatry,{Occult, witchcraft, membership in secret societies, Free Masonry, Kabbala, etc..} is in the form of mental sickness and depression. In this case the children are paying for the sins of their ancestors! This is a very painful but Y’shua gave us a way OUT! He became a curse for us and paid the price for all our iniquities, however receiving this marvelous gift is not automatic, it requires us to put our faith and trust in His finished work of sacrifice at the Roman Cross! In other words we need to turn from worshipping other gods to worship The God of Israel only through His Son, Y’shua whom He sent to redeem us from all sin, iniquity, curses and mental illness!


All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And Yahweh has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

There are other depressions that are a result of the sin of witchcraft and idolatry in your own life. If you have been involved in any form of occult, witchcraft, paganism or secret societies such as New Age, Kabbala, Free Masonry, Wica, etc., you need to repent and to cleanse from all its unrighteousness as there are demons that have been given legal rights into your life and one of them is depression! Idolatry also functions through the use of supersticious objects, good luck charms, charms against the evil eye or the like. Also whenever you worship or pray to any other but YAHVEH, The God of Israel through His Son and Risen Messiah Y’shua. Prayers to Elohim through mediators like dead rabbis {a very common practice among Jews} or the Virgin Mary in all her forms {a very common practice among Catholics} are all forms of idolatry.

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man the Messiah Y’shua, 1 Timothy 2:5

How to deal with family curses?

There is only one way to escape the vicious circle of family curses. It is putting our full trust and faith in the ONE that paid the price and was made a curse so that we could be redeemed from the curse that has befallen us for breaking God’s Holy Commandments. Y’shua became a curse Himself in order to rescue us from this terrible predicament!

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

To sin is to break Elohim’s Commandments and we have all broken them and so did our forefathers! Escaping the curse due to us or to our forefathers is totally impossible without the amazing Love Sacrifice of God Himself, when He sent His only Son to be our Kippurim-our Atonement or Expiation Sacrifice.

The Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” Galatians 3:13



The only way of escape out of a family curse is through faith in Y’shua, that is the NUMBER ONE step and there is absolutely no way around it! I believe that every physical or mental illness that is called “genetic” diseases, is an outcome of the family curse due to the sins of our ancestors. While medical science can help relieve some of the symptoms and even make the condition somehow tolerable, it has absolutely NO CURE for it. Yet the Blood Atonement of Y’shua brought radical healing to this impossible situation!



He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:3-5



TOTAL FAITH

Since Y’shua completely redeemed us, saved us and rescued us from the curse that we inherited due to the breaking of His Father’s Commandments, we need to trust His finished sacrifice and BELIEVE in His Word. This is our inheritance as believers in Y’shua- TOTAL REDEMPTION. We need to understand that He did not do this work half way, when He was hanging on the Roman Cross in Jerusalem, He said “It is finished” and then gave up his spirit. Everything needed for us to be freed from BOTH sin and the outcome of sin {the curse!} was completely accomplished, there is nothing else to do, besides put our TOTAL FAITH in His finished work!

Please do not believe for a moment that “genetical diseases” are your inheritance, however real they are and however bothersome and even dangerous, you have a better inheritance. You do not have to suffer the same fate as your ancestors! You can begin a new blood line through Y’shua’s atoning blood, and the inheritance that Y’shua left for you is a SOUND MIND and a CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. King David anticipating the Blood Atonement of Y’shua declared 1000 years before He came,

Bless Yahveh, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless Yahveh, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Psalms 103:1-3

The only reason that you will claim “genetic diseases” as your inheritance is because of IGNORANCE of Y’shua’s finished work or/and because of fear. Fear will keep you depressed and sick. The opposite of fear is a SOUND MIND,

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Practical steps to take



Acknowledge, confess and repent of your sins and accept Y’shua as your Master, Saviour and Healer. Forsake all other gods, religions, superstitious objects, good luck charms and mediators. Remember that there is only one that can mediate between you and Elohim, The God of Israel, that is Y’shua, The Son of God; who left His Divinity to become as a sinless man. He gave Himself for you and paid with His own blood for you to be forgiven. Pray the following: Dear Heavenly Father I ask your forgiveness and repent for breaking your Holy Commandments. I also ask forgiveness on behalf of my ancestors up to the fifth generation for worshipping other gods in any way shape and form. Yes, Yeshua, I put my trust in you as my Master, Savior and Healer. Thank you for reconciling me with the Creator through your Blood Atonement and becoming my only mediator to Yahveh-God. You rose from the dead on the third day and you are alive, I will walk with You all my days and hereby forsake all other gods, religions, mediators, good luck charms and superstitious objects. I am Yours forever! Thank you for redeeming me from the curse due to my and my ancestors breaking of Your Father, Yahveh’s Commandments. Thank you for removing from off me all family curses and the so called “genetic diseases” including depression and mental illness. Through You, I will praise YAH {God} forever! If you have done this in faith-Congratulations you have passed from death to life and from the curse to the blessing!
Begin to confess His Word on this matter. Make for yourself a “Word Prayer” with at least 5 scriptures on this subject {some of them are mentioned in this article and you can also use a concordance of the Bible}. Speak these words out loud to yourself, pray them, sing them, etc. Until you believe nothing else but what He said, this is the Truth! Then Y’shua said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32
Cleanse your home from all idolatry, superstition and ungodly religious objects, including books, jewels, home ornaments and clothes. You may need the help of someone that is more mature in the faith in order to recognize these. Ask Y’shua to guide you and to lead you to the right person to help you.
Go to a trusted minister of deliverance that is baptized in The Holy Spirit, so he/she can pray with you against “familiar spirits” and/or spirits connected with occult, witchcraft, idolatry and the like. This is very important! The majority of Y’shua’s Ministry in Israel was about casting out evil spirits and healing those that were oppressed of the devil. He left us, His believers the same ministry, He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; Mark 16:16, 17
Ask the above ministers to lay hands on you to be baptized/immersed in The Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues {Heavenly Languages}, like the Jewish disciples were in the Book of Acts. Exercise your new prayer language very often. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit Jude 20
Follow the instructions given in Defeating Depression Chapters 1-4{www.kad-esh.org Shabbat Letters}
Submit to YAH {God} and resist the devil and he will flee from you {James 4:7}. Exercise authority in the name of Y’shua against all spirits of confusion, depression and fear! Be FIRM! Pray the following: In the Mighty name of Y’shua, I forbid any spirits of confusion, depression and fear from operating in and/or through me, I bind you and command you to leave me now! I command all my thoughts to be captives to Y’shua The Messiah, His Spirit and His Word. In Y’shua’s name. Amen. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
Lead a life of prayer, study of YAH’S (God’s} Word and obedience to His Will.
By faith, obedience, forgiveness and holiness keep all the doors to the devil and the kingdom of darkness tightly shut.
Go ahead! Be free from depression and live an abundant life as Y’shua promised!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2



We love you and care for you

Your friends in Israel

Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

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5 posted on 08/22/2006 8:05:16 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.gravityteen.com)
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DEFEATING DEPRESSION

PART 6

Trust in Yah will take you out of depression

Shabbat Shalom dearly beloved:

He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in Yahveh will be prospered. Proverbs 28:25

As we paraphrase the above verse from the original Hebrew it will read as follows,

“He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trusts in Yahveh will be fertilized”

In other words, the humble ones that trust in and are dependant on The Almighty will suffer “stinking situations” that will fertilize their lives and bring their lives in to abundance fruitfulness! Fertilizers are very strong in smell, but without them we cannot get abundant crops. And it is the same in our lives, we will go through “hard to stomach” situations and every one else will see that we are suffering, however the purpose of these “stinking, fertilizing situations”; is to bring us to fruitfulness, prosperity and abundance!

So many times we wonder why is it that hard situations “hit” our lives? How can it be that we, being people of The Covenant live through distresses, tragedies and disasters? How can it be that Israel has suffered so much after 2000 years of exile in order to fulfill Yahveh’s plan to reestablish her as a Light unto the Nations? So many times we get angry with YAH (God) and point a finger at Him for allowing hard things to happen in our lives. And what is worst, many have developed the culture of “Job’s comforters” trying to find fault with whoever is suffering! “It must be his fault, they say. It is probably the sins of so and so, or the terrible sins of Israel that have brought this terrible predicament forth”.

Now as Y’shua passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Y’shua answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. John 9:1-3

It is always in the nature of man to point a finger, however every time that we point a finger to someone else, three fingers will be pointing at us- The Triune God Himself.

For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity. Proverbs 24:16

We need to understand that The Covenant People of God, be it Gentiles or Jews will fall some times, yes, even seven times, which means “an unlimited amount of times”, but they will rise again EVERY time! However the wicked will fall and will not rise up!

The difference between the wicked and the righteous is not that the righteous has no troubles or even prospers more than the wicked, no! The difference is in the response of the righteous during hardship. His response of faith and trust in YAH will cause him to rise up above the fallen wicked! Jeremiah said:

Righteous are You, O Yahveh, when I plead with You; Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? Jeremiah 12:1

The wicked will prosper for a time, but when trouble hits, he will be suddenly destroyed and that without a remedy.

If you are going through a hard situation and everyone can see your vulnerability, be encouraged today- You are being fertilized! You are being made fruitful and prosperous! It is not necessarily your sins that have brought this about, it may really be that your trust in YAH has brought this about! He has put His eye on you as a “fruitful land” and has decided to fertilize you so that you will be prosperous! If you have “Job’s comforters” around you or “well meaning critics”, just thank them and YAH, for they are part of your “fertilization”. Eventually every one will also be able to see the gorgeous fruit in your life and glorify the Father in Heaven for your “sudden” prosperity and success. Only you will know the years of “fertilization” that you have gone through!

Keep yourself in love, in forgiveness and thankfulness and do not lose sight of the vision for which purpose you are being “fertilized”. Then the perfumed anointing of Adonai will be in you and upon you mightily and it will cause you to forget the “stink”.

Looking unto Y’shua, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

In Y’shua’s Love

Your friends in Israel

Rabbi Baruch and Bishop Dominiquae Bierman

© Bishop Dr Dominiquae Bierman 2006 - Permission is granted (and we encourage you) to distribute these writings.


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6 posted on 08/22/2006 8:07:01 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.kad-esh.org/about.htm)
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To: JockoManning

Good wine gladdens a man's heart... Bonum vinum cor humanae laetificat, or something like that.


7 posted on 08/22/2006 8:09:36 PM PDT by GSlob
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DEFEATING DEPRESSION - Part 7

Depression- from Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary
Low spirits, gloominess, dejection, sadness, a decrease in force, activity, amount, and a decrease in functional activity. An emotional condition either normal or pathological characterized by discouragement, a feeling of inadequacy, the act of humbling abasement as a depression of pride. Abasement, reduction, sinking, fall, humiliation, dejection, melancholy

“LOVE” - THE MEDICATION THAT NEVER FAILS

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13

This chapter is here to encourage you that when you feel that all else has failed, there is only one thing that will never fail and that is LOVE. In Hebrew is the word AHAVAH.

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The word AHAVAH is the most revealing word of the Hebrew language! Let me explain:

The first and the third letter form the word AB with the letters ALEF and BET. In Hebrew the whole alphabet is called ALEF, BET and also the foundation of anything is called the ALEF BET. Without the ALEF BET, the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet we have no foundation for the language! The letters ALEF BET form the word AB or AV which means FATHER. Without the love of a FATHER there is no foundation to life! Most of the people that suffer from depression and especially suicidal depression have lacked the stabilizing presence and love of their father, this the ALEF BET, The A,B,C or the foundation of life is missing.

The second and last letters of AHAVAH is the letter HEH or H. That letter is always used to write the name of Adonai, so HEH means God. But the HEH represents the BREATH of GOD or The RUACH ADONAI who in Hebrew is a feminine form. Yes, Holy Spirit in Hebrew is feminine. So, the HEH represents the “mother spirit” and in this case the love of a mother, the life bringer. The word AHAVAH represents a perfect balance between the masculine and the feminine attributes of God. Please remember that The Creator created ADAM in His image, “male and female created He them”, so He has both male and female in Him.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27

That is why a married couple, a father and a mother are to be the foundation for a healthy life for the child. Ungodly parents, abusive parents, divorced parents, etc…are the cause for the most instability in the life of their children! Nearly every mental problem in a child can be linked to the condition of his parents. Are they holy, healthy, stable, loving or are they not? A child experiences the love of God through his/her parents, if they are unable to give that, their children will experience many struggles such as depression and even suicide.

Though both parents are equally needed and complementary in order to demonstrate The Love of God, the lack of proper fatherhood is the most detrimental because the blood line of the children is communicated through the fathers. That is the reason why in The Holy Scriptures we mostly know who the father is and not who the mother is. The lack of fatherhood in this generation is appalling! And it is definitely a plan of satan by destroying the very fiber of society- The family unit!

We could easily ask ourselves, “ what can we do now?” So many of us were raised with absent fathers, whether alcoholic, abusive, selfish, workaholics, divorced or non existent altogether. So, the predicament for our generation and the next is mental problems, emotional problems, depressions and suicide! And indeed these are unfortunately and steadily on the rise! But I have Good News for you! There is a way out of this and it is BOTH a Miracle and a Process!

AHAVAH-LOVE IS A CHOICE!

If you are among those that were not properly parented, welcome to the “club”, you are not alone, this is a general problem. You can as of today make a choice to change your whole outlook on life from victim to victor! You can choose AHAVAH right now by choosing to give full entrance to the Messiah Y’shua into your heart and life and by deciding to imitate Him.

How God anointed Y’shua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38

Y’shua is the FRUIT OF AHAVAH; He is the product of The Father in Heaven impregnating Miriam a young Jewish virgin with the Holy Spirit, The Ruach (the feminine mother side of YAHVEH). The Oneness of God conceived a Son in the womb of Miriam as prophesied by the Hebrew Prophet Isaiah.

Therefore Yahveh Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Y’shua is the LOVE, The AHAVA of God incarnate, made flesh. He proved Himself to be LOVE all the way up to His execution and sacrifice on a Roman Cross in order to pay for our sins. He did the ultimate act of love; He gave His soul a ransom for our sins! When we accept Y’shua’s Love Sacrifice, The AHAVAH of His Father enters us through The Ruach, The Spirit of God and washes away all orphan- hood from us. We become then Children of God newly born of the Love of God. That is the miracle!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Now the process begins; the process of retraining our minds to believe in love and to choose love in our thinking, in our feelings and in our actions. We need to choose the AHAVAH LIFESTYLE daily and against all odds and circumstances. Love is always the BEST choice in every situation and it cannot fail! The only one that failed among the 12 apostles of Y’shua was Judas Iscariot who lived and fellowshipped with Love Himself for over three years. He chose to betray and reject LOVE and ended committing suicide! There was no more hope for him because he had known Love intimately and still chose wickedness, money, fame and hatred instead. Rejecting God’s Love in the person of Y’shua is most particularly detrimental for those that have had a lack of AHAVAH parenting as they do not have what it takes to cope with this life, sooner or later they break! Most people did not enjoy the blessing of Judas Iscariot that knew love intimately and so most people that try to commit suicide, they do so because of the unbearable pain they suffer. If they knew LOVE, they knew Y’shua they would shift that unbearable pain to Him who took all of their sin and also all of their pain! (Isaiah 53)

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And Yahveh has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:4-6

And these are the Good News that AHAVAH Himself took all of your sin and all of your pain. There is no need to escape pain through depression or suicide- just give it up to Him that already took it for you and breath LOVE in; His endless, unconditional all encompassing LOVE and COMPASSION for you! Do not reject or be afraid of such LOVE any longer, accept Him fully and let Him teach you AHAVAH! Then make AHAVAH your choice FOREVER!

A LIFE CHANGING PRAYER

Y’shua come into my heart and life, be my father and my mother, fill me with your AHAVAH and lead me in Love’s way. I forgive all that have wronged me, ask and receive your forgiveness for all my wrongdoings and I am yours forever!

Choose love, choose life and be made whole!

In Y’shua’s AHAVAH

We love, care and pray for you always

Your friends in Israel

Rabbi Baruch and Bishop Dominiquae Bierman
© Bishop Dr Dominiquae Bierman 2006 - Permission is granted (and we encourage you) to distribute these writings.

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8 posted on 08/22/2006 8:11:02 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.kad-esh.org/Lighthouses.htm)
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To: Quix

Ping.


9 posted on 08/22/2006 8:12:24 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.kad-esh.org/Lighthouses.htm)
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To: GSlob

Thank you for stopping by.

jm


10 posted on 08/22/2006 8:13:14 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.kad-esh.org/Lighthouses.htm)
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To: JockoManning

GREAT MATERIAL.

THANKS.

Would be a blessing for anyone reading it and certainly anyone with the problem.

Thanks.


11 posted on 08/22/2006 8:16:55 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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QUIX, quoting you from earlier today on a different thread, this is worth repeating:

QUOTE:
I think a search on the Bible sites in the NT with the word anointing would answer your question better.

In my experience and from my observations . . .

Holy Spirit anoints various individuals at various times AS HE WILL.

Factors contributing toward such anointing include but may not be limited to:

1. GOD'S SUPER PRIORITY in the situation and with the individuals involved.

2. HUMILITY on the part of the major actor(s)

3. BROKEN CONTRITE HEART status of the major actor(s)

4. OBEDIENCE over whatever period of time God wishes to consider of the major actor(s)

5. CONFESSED-UP/REPENTED-UP status of major actor(s)

6. FORGIVENESS toward all on the part of the major actor(s)

7. CLEAR RELATIONSHIPs status in the life/lives of the major actor(s)

8. AUTHENTIC WORSHIP flowing in HIS SPIRIT; LED OF HIS SPIRIT for whatever period of time HE ordains

= = = = = = =

Sometimes it seems like God rearranges such a list in terms of HIS utmost priority(ies) at the time.

= = = = = = =

A) Anointing may be characterized by heightened intensity of gentle and/or fierce thunderousness of the spoken and unfolded Scriptures and their pierce-ingness into the human heart of all in the room.

B) In anointed worship--it may be that HOLY SPIRIT sees fit to take over the whole 'show' and allow angelic hosts to join in discernably.

C) In anointed worship--it may be that humans all around the room--whether a small home room or a vast arena--various individuals break out singing "in The Spirit" in seemingly divergent songs and differing 'languages heavenly'/languages known and differing melodies. Yet, after a relatively few bars of music--it is obvious that HOLY SPIRIT is weaving together A SYMPHONY OF PRAISE to God that is utterly Heavenly start to finish; top to bottom; inside out--that started under Holy Spirit's control and ends precisely all together under Holy Spirit's control without any intervention or controlling, influencing actions on the part of the bypassed worship leader.

ANYONE who's experienced such likely recalls a desire to reside, flow in such an experience, such a state indefinitely. Yet, there is a sense of fittingness to Holy Spirit's timing and control, start to finish.

Often, folks will get 'goose bumps' afterwards just remembering the heavy PRESENCE OF HOLY SPIRIT during the SYMPHONY.

D) Anointing can be characterized by HOLY SPIRIT born wisdom, insight, discernment into an individual's, couple's, family's, group's, church's, region's needs, flaws, strengths, guidance and the like. There's an immediate INNER WITNESS on the part of 'tuned-in' hearers of such an anointed declaration.

E) Anointing can be characterized by HOLY SPIRIT born enabling of healing and miracles by the laying on of hands and/or speaking out what HOLY SPIRIT says to speak out.

F) Anointing can be charazterized by HOLY SPIRIT solving intractable interpersonal and/or other tangible problems miraculously in short order that had plagued individuals/groups for years, decades, generations.

G) Anointing can be charazterized as during various revivals with individuals running forward to confess sin, fall on their faces in repentance and earnestly getting their hearts and lives right with God.

. . .

= = = = =

A problem tends to develop in that leadership tends to like to take control--usually all under the rubric of "all things decently and in order" but the result of which is that Holy Spirit pulls back and allows the very human, clunky, prideful things to continue apace as man's agenda, man's way with the usual chaff results.

Typically humans try to replicate anointing by engineering doing the same things in the same way that seemed to result in an anointed service only perhaps MORE INTENSELY or more energetically--but Holy Spirit has 'moved on,' as it were.

GOD IS VERY UNinterested in formula worship and usually formula anything else. HE DESIRES, INSISTS ON moment by moment relationship--sensitivity to HIS STILL SMALL VOICE. "MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE," CHRIST DECLARED.

But man is not happy with leaving God in control and having to walk in such obedience and humility and persistent PRACTICE such that man CAN and DOES reliably HEAR God's still small voice within him. So, typically, God allows man to do 'man's thing' until man gets tired of trying to live on chaff or worse and seeks HIS FACE sufficiently yet again.

Besides, man usually convinces himself that man 'has this religious thing all figured out. This verse means this. That verse means that. Therefore we do this; apply this formula this way; clap; praise; read Scripture; orchestrate; orchestrate; orchestrate and out of said vending machine comes the wonderful 'God-things' we need, want, demand . . . . imagine we can manipulate God out of.

Only GOD SAYS QUIETLY . . . . 'Oh yeah? No.'

But man refuses to get the message. So, when man-things don't work, they do them more, harder, more RELIGIOUSLY. Perhaps they blame various members in the group or an out-group entity. But their mirrors remain shattered.

And God waits. Sometimes God waits centuries.

382 posted on 08/22/2006 3:17:49 AM MDT by Quix

END QUOTE


12 posted on 08/22/2006 8:19:12 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.kad-esh.org/Lighthouses.htm)
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To: All

Chris Rice - Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)
From the album Run The Earth...Watch the Sky

Weak and wounded sinner,
Lost and left to die,
O, raise your head for Love is passing by

Come to Jesus,
Come to Jesus,
Come to Jesus and live

Now your burden's lifted,
And carried far away,
And precious blood has washed away the stain... so

Sing to Jesus ,
Sing to Jesus ,
Sing to Jesus and live

And like a newborn baby,
Don't be afraid to crawl,
And remember when you walk sometimes we fall... so

Fall on Jesus,
Fall on Jesus,
Fall on Jesus and live

Sometimes the way is lonely,
And steep and filled with pain,
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain... then

Cry to Jesus,
Cry to Jesus,
Cry to Jesus and live

O, and when the love splills over,
And music fills the night,
And when you can't contain you joy inside... then

Dance for Jesus,
Dance for Jesus,
Dance for Jesus and live

And with your final heartbeat,
Kiss the world goodbye,
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side... and

Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus and live

Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus and live


13 posted on 08/22/2006 8:28:29 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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To: All

BUMP

NIGHT NIGHT TO ALL.

JM


14 posted on 08/22/2006 8:58:49 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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To: All

Practical steps to take


Acknowledge, confess and repent of your sins and accept Y’shua as your Master, Saviour and Healer. Forsake all other gods, religions, superstitious objects, good luck charms and mediators. Remember that there is only one that can mediate between you and Elohim, The God of Israel, that is Y’shua, The Son of God; who left His Divinity to become as a sinless man. He gave Himself for you and paid with His own blood for you to be forgiven.

Pray the following: Dear Heavenly Father I ask Your forgiveness and repent for breaking Your Holy Commandments. I also ask forgiveness on behalf of my ancestors up to the fifth generation for worshipping other gods in any way shape and form. Yes, Yeshua, I put my trust in You as my Master, Savior and Healer. Thank You for reconciling me with the Creator through Your Blood Atonement and becoming my only mediator to Yahveh-God. You rose from the dead on the third day and You are alive, I will walk with You all my days and hereby forsake all other gods, religions, mediators, good luck charms and superstitious objects. I am Yours forever!

Thank You for redeeming me from the curse due to my and my ancestors breaking of Your Father, Yahveh’s Commandments. Thank You for removing from off me all family curses and the so called “genetic diseases” including depression and mental illness. Through You, I will praise YAH {God} forever!


+* +* +* +* +* +* +*
If you have done this in faith -- Congratulations, you have passed from death to life and from the curse to the blessing!

Begin to confess His Word on this matter. Make for yourself a “Word Prayer” with at least five scriptures on this subject {some of them are mentioned in this article and/or you can also use a concordance of the Bible}. Speak these words out loud to yourself, pray them, sing them, etc., until you believe nothing else but what He said, this is the Truth!

Then Y’shua said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32

Cleanse your home from all idolatry, superstition and ungodly religious objects, including books, jewels, home ornaments and clothes. You may need the help of someone who is more mature in the faith in order to recognize these. Ask Y’shua to guide you and to lead you to the right person to help you.

Go to a trusted minister of deliverance that is baptized in The Holy Spirit, so he/she can pray with you against “familiar spirits” and/or spirits connected with occult, witchcraft, idolatry and the like. This is very important!

The majority of Y’shua’s Ministry in Israel was about casting out evil spirits and healing those that were oppressed of the devil. He left us, His believers the same ministry, He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; Mark 16:16, 17

Ask the above ministers to lay hands on you to be baptized/immersed in The Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues {Heavenly Languages}, like the Jewish disciples were in the Book of Acts. Exercise your new prayer language very often. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit Jude 20

Follow the instructions given in Defeating Depression Chapters 1-4 {www.kad-esh.org -- Shabbat Letters}
Submit to YAH {God} and resist the devil & he will flee from you {James 4:7}. Exercise authority in the Name of Y’shua against all spirits of confusion, depression and fear!

Be FIRM!

Pray the following: In the Mighty Name of Y’shua, I forbid any spirits of confusion, depression and fear to operate in and/or through me, I bind you and command you to leave me now! I command all my thoughts to be captives to Y’shua The Messiah, His Spirit and His Word. In Y’shua’s Name. Amen.

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

Lead a life of prayer, of studying YAH’S (God’s} Word and of obedience to His Will.

By faith, obedience, forgiveness and holiness keep all the doors to the devil and the kingdom of darkness tightly shut.

Go ahead! Be free from depression and live an abundant life as Y’shua promised!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2



We love you and care for you
Your friends in Israel
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman

http://www.kad-esh.org/Shabbat%20letters/July1406.htm


15 posted on 08/22/2006 9:15:21 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.gravityteen.com)
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To: All

Wednesday morning bump.


16 posted on 08/23/2006 6:31:10 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.gravityteen.com)
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To: All

Wednesday evening bump.


17 posted on 08/23/2006 5:25:37 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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To: JockoManning

QUIX WROTE THE FOLLOWING:

QUOTE:
1. Damascus is still lived in. Until it's obliterated and not ever lived in again, the END TIMES prophecies have not been totally fufilled. Damascus looks increasingly primed and cocked to be utterly destroyed as Biblically predicted.

2. Romans 11 *

3. God's promise to Abraham was a COMMITMENT TO A FRIEND over and above a long list of other priorities, considerations, factors, issues, facts . . . God's nature is to honor His commitments.

4. The "no respecter of persons" vs "God's Chosen People" paradox is throughout Scripture. Taking a meat axe to arbitrarily lop off one side of it to satisfy finite insecurities, arrogance and biases is not Biblical and takes no account of God's purposes, nature and priorities.

5. Denying God's priority of having a Chosen People parallel with; in spite of; in addition to other egalitarian priorities of God denies Him the right to be God AS HE SEES FIT.

6. The 4 & 20 elders in Heaven make abundantly clear that God persists in HIS priority to have Blood Israel in a special place of rank and authority throughout all eternity.

7. The 4 & 20 elders--12 Disciples & 12 Patriarchs make abundantly clear that God is keeping very good track of EACH OF THE 12 TRIBES OF BLOOD ISRAEL for at least a purpose or 3 and probably for abundant reasons known primarily, if only TO HIM. Pretending otherwise is foolish, and probably exceedingly extremely arrogant beyond that of the teachers of Christ's dusty pathed days.

8. The 24 elders makes clear that Blood Israel will exercise considerable lofty authority ALONGSIDE The Church--evidently integrated with, complementary to that of The Church contingent of leadership/authority.

Many prophetic voices have commented in our era on the absolutely awesome power that accrues when Blood Israel and anointed Church leadership work together. And, that satan fights it therefore. But that when it is operating in a geographic region in sacrificial, humble, earnest diligence -- GOD TENDS TO DO STARTLINGLY GREAT THINGS in that area.

9. In addition to other aspects of Blood Israel and its rank/ authority/ eternal priority to God Almighty -- Blood Israel is uniquely established in part for a unique eternity long demonstration of God's Glory vs man's anything and everything else. They are persistently a rebellious, contrary, obtuse, stubborn, wayward, etc., lot. Yet God persistently plays them like a piano FOR HIS GLORY. Often enough [not always] comparatively, in such matters, The Church is just part of the audience --or-- 'merely' a major partner in such displays.

10. God established the standard that the Blood Israel Priesthood would be unique amongst His delegated leadership. THEY would not own land or have any other benefactors per se -- BUT GOD HIMSELF. He did not do this with the leaders of The Church.

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18 posted on 08/24/2006 6:41:27 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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* Romans 11

1I ask then: Hath God cast away His people? God forbid! For I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

2God hath not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Know ye not what the Scripture saith of Elijah, how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,


3"Lord, they have killed Thy prophets and torn down Thine altars, and I am left alone and they seek my life"?


4But what saith the answer of God unto him? "I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal."


5Even so then, at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.


6And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it be by works, then it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.


7What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded,


8according as it is written: "God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this day."


9And David saith, "Let their table be made a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a recompense unto them.


10Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their backs alway."


11I say then: Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid! But rather, through their fall salvation has come unto the Gentiles to provoke them to jealousy.


12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?


13For I speak to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my office,


14that by any means I may provoke to emulation those who are my flesh, and might save some of them.


15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?


16For if the firstfruit be holy, the whole lump is also holy; and if the root be holy, so are the branches.


17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree,


18boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.


19Thou wilt say then, "The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."


20Thou sayest well! Because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear;


21for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee.


22Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness. Otherwise, thou also shalt be cut off.


23And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.


24For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?


25For I, brethren, would not have you be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits: that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.


26And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written: "There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.


27For this is My covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins."


28Concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake; but concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.


29For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.


30For as in times past ye have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief,


31even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.


32For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all.


33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!


34"For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counselor?"


35Or, "who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?"


36For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever. Amen.


19 posted on 08/24/2006 6:42:54 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Friday evening bump.


20 posted on 08/25/2006 7:30:16 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Saturday bump.


21 posted on 08/26/2006 10:52:14 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.gravityteen.com)
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 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. ’ Matthew 25:40

 

Shabbat Shalom dearly beloved:

 

       This past Tuesday we left together with our Jerusalem Team to the North of Israel. Our purpose was to bring healing and encouragement to the Israelis in the North. We were “armed” as usual with Shofars, guitars and drums in order to do our 4 AM Praise Watch in the North. But we were also “armed” with Bishop’s Testimony Book in Hebrew and with attractive looking food parcels for needy families that had suffered through the month of war with Lebanon . The Food Parcels that we distributed were due to your donations and each of them had a card that read as follows,

 

       “With love from Christians and Jews who care” www.besorot-tovot.org  (our new web site in Hebrew called Besorot Tovot or “Good News”)

 

       It is impossible to describe the satisfaction that we all had in doing this, bringing the Gospel in a spiritual and practical manner. It is also hard to explain what we felt when we spoke with different people in the town of Kiryat Shmone that suffered 1000 katyushas during the recent war with Lebanon . Nearly every person we spoke to was a native of Kiryat Shmone and they had suffered katyushas already in their childhood; because Lebanon has been firing and aiming at Israeli civilians already for over 30 years!

 
        Our people are traumatized, they need comfort, they need “A HUG“ and they need the miraculous healing that only Y’shua can offer. One lady said as she spoke to our cameras, “Your coming here, knowing that you care for us that is what we need.  We need love and we need a HUG ”

 

       We are inviting you our precious “huggers” from the nations to come and HUG Israel at this time. Your hugs will be extremely appreciated! (Please see our website for all the information on the tours that will enable you to practically HUG ISRAEL ).

 

       As we were going all over the Upper Galilee and all the way to the extreme border of Metula blowing the shofars, encouraging, praying and singing, we realized how important it is to come and blow the shofar in Israel at this time!

 

       One lady near the Kineret, ( Sea of Galilee ) said after we blew the shofar, “I have goose bumps.  It reminds me that when I was sick with breast cancer, an orthodox Jew blew the shofar in prayer for me and I recovered…”

 

       We began to say- “May the Galilee and the North of Israel hear the Sound of the Shofars rather than the sirens of war!”

 

       We pray that many obedient warriors will come to blow the shofar in Zion in our last minute urgent Apostolic Shofar Convocation from the 18-25 of September THIS YEAR 2006 during The Feast of Trumpets! (Please see www.kad-esh.org).

 

       One of the beautiful highlights during this mission was the networking between ministries, believers and even Israelis that do not know Y’shua. We all helped each other in order to help the People in the North; and the message was being heard LOUD and CLEAR- God loves Israel .  Y’shua is the Key for the healing, and the only savior, and the “Grafted In” Christians are our brothers. Thank you for enabling us to keep doing this important mission of “Comforting Zion”, and of preaching the Gospel through our books, food parcels, prayers, praises and actions.

 

Thank you for eternity! Your friends in Israel, Rabbi Baruch and Bishop Dominiquae Bierman, and the Kad-Esh MAP Team

22 posted on 08/26/2006 7:45:27 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Another email from kad-esh.org


But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

2 Corinthians 4:7

Shabbat shalom dearly beloved:

In the midst of a two day retreat with my husband on the Mountains of Upper Galilee, in a place that only a few days earlier had suffered from the Hizbollah onslaught of Katiusha rockets; I received the following, Elohim made us to be “Vessels of Clay” and highly breakable!

I am sure that in the back of our minds we all know that, but it is different to know it in our minds than to have a revelation on it. This was a revelation! I have been meditating on the fact that so many people suffer from depression and on the emotional frailty of this present generation. Past generations seem to have been stronger emotionally and able to stand a lot more hardship. This seemingly “puffed cream generation” tends to have breakdowns more often. Life is a lot more stressed, fast paced and demanding.

Communication abounds to the point of obsessiveness. The “rat race” is at its worst and with it the escalation of divorces, single parent families, absent fathers, etc., ... The use of drugs and any kind of “emotional anesthetics” is at an all-time high; people just want to numb the pain that does not seem to go away. It would be nice if I could report that in the “church” people suffer less from all this, yet I would be seriously mistaken. The ones that come to Y’shua are those that need a doctor. However many times there is no real doctor to be found in His House.

The healing and the RETRAINING of the mind is one of the most important End Time Ministries. Broken vessels are unuseable because they cannot hold any substance; they leak and so in times past broken vessels had to be discarded. However praise be to YAH who is so merciful! He is not going to discard an entire generation of broken clay vessels. He is going to “fix” it!

He is fixing to release some amazing ministries of RESTORATION and the world will be divided between those that are broken clay vessels and between those that will restore them in order to recruit them to restore others!

In the midst of all this we will need to remember that restored vessels have weak points in the place of their past breaking, therefore the way they can make it is as the Master Potter uses them.

Any time that they are sold for the use of any other master besides The Master Potter, they will break into million pieces. The Master Potter is Y’shua, and as long as we submit to His hand in everything, though we are weak, though we are HIGHLY BREAKABLE yet we will stand and be WHOLE. Any time that we choose to get out of His Hand and serve anyone rather than Him or any cause rather than His Kingdom cause, we will fall apart.

This generation can stand no more pressure! It has had all the sin it can take, all the stress it can stand and all the selfishness it can muster, it is time for a radical change of course for an entire generation! People are now asking the question, “what now? Where are we headed?

There are many “apocalyptic films” because everyone is sensing that we have come to The Crossroads of History. It is time for repentance and for a turning! Those that will arise and shine during these time need to have answers, if not the broken vessels of this generation will turn more and more to New Age and occult and eventually be part of the great deception of the New World Order that is already here.


Vessels of Clay will minister to vessels of clay

The difference between human and human, vessel and vessel is not the outer substance but rather the “inner substance”. Every person upon the face of the earth, including the toughest “oil tycoon” is made out of clay and is HIGHLY BREAKABLE! It really takes only a “straw to break the camel’s back” as the saying goes, and you never know when is that “straw” of a circumstance going to hit your back! No, the difference between human and human is not in any other but in the CONTENTS of that human.

Those that are filled with Y’shua have a TREASURE, yet that treasure called The Holy Spirit is in “earthen” or Clay Vessels. For us to be able to stand the pressure from within, the pressure of the Treasure and the pressure from without- Life’s Circumstances, we must realize the following,

WE ARE VERY NEEDY PEOPLE

And we need *all* of His compassion and mercy. Yes. We need all of His strength, beyond our capabilities. We need to realize how weak we are so that we can be made strong in Him. We need to realize that He pities even the one that thinks to be Himself a great “power house”.

He knows that we are but clay and highly breakable! The moment that we break, the treasure leaks out, so we need to be repaired quickly. That is why Mr. Jeremiah the Prophet said,

Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people? Jeremiah 8:22

Earlier on in the same chapter, he had made the following statement,

For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. Jeremiah 8:11

He knew full well that the wound that sin and rebellion leaves is too deep a wound to cure with only a bandaid called “peace”. There is a need for a balm and for a physician. The balm is the Word mixed with The Holy Spirit -- His Word, His Torah and Spirit makes for the best balm in the world. It cleanses with truth (Word) and it heals with Ruach - Spirit.

Today BOTH Israel and The Church worldwide are in need of the TRUE balm of His Word with His Spirit and many of YAH’S Vessels of Clay are to be filled with this precious ointment. The Good News is that as we “house” this marvelous balm of healing, it will heal us first!

A balm is thick, not like oil that is “runny” and so even imperfect vessels like me and maybe you that are reading this word, are able to “house” it inside of us. As we begin to give it away, as we touch it to dispense it, He will be healing us FIRST. This is Great News!

The more that you are restored to The Full Canon of The Holy Scripture, to The Torah and His unchanging Word in BOTH Covenants and you mix this with the oil of The Holy Spirit, this miraculous BALM will be formed in you! You will be a “physician” to heal others. To give them answers, to dispense true love and AT THE SAME TIME, you will be made whole by administering it.

Right after Paul states that we have this treasure in clay vessels, he goes on to say that he is suffering great tribulation and he could break but he does not, because He is in the hands of the Master Potter!

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

This Healing Balm from Gilead (called also GOLAN) is from the North of Israel.

In Psalms 133, the Psalmist talks about this precious oil coming from Mount Hermon who is also in the Golan Heights, the most threatened region of Israel.

He talks about the precious oil of UNITY - YACHAD, when the whole of Israel is in one accord and with singleness of vision, then YAHVEH will bless with revival and with eternal life.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion ; For there Yahveh commanded the blessing — Life forevermore. Psalms 133

As we become YACHAD, united with singleness of vision that it is time for the restoration of all things, The Jewish Roots of the Faith, The Holy Feasts, The Shabbat, The Holiness and of course ISRAEL, we will then experience this OIL that comes from the highest “ Mount Hermon ”, from The Throne of Glory Himself! And as we “mix” it with the Ruach (the Holy Spirit) it will form THE BALM OF GILEAD that this generation needs.

Until now we only spoke about the importance of THE ANOINTING, from now on we will speak about THE BALM OF HEALING, THE BALM OF GILEAD. And this precious BALM will be dispensed out of very imperfect Vessels of Clay like you and I that love His Word, His Commandments, Instructions and Promises as well as the manifestations and demonstrations of His Holy Spirit.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by the Messiah Y’shua to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21

Thank you for being YACHAD with us as we co-operate with The Physician and The Master Potter in the preparation of Clay Vessels that will dispense The Healing Balm of Gilead to this broken generation. Both in Israel, in The Church and in the Nations.

Shalom (Healing, Wholeness and Wellbeing) in Y’shua

Your friends in Israel,
Rabbi Baruch and Bishop Dominiquae Bierman

http://www.kad-esh.org/about.htm


23 posted on 08/27/2006 7:37:24 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Esther 8:9-10 
Esther 8:9-10
 
"So the king's scribes were called at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and it was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded. . . . And he wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, sealed it with the king's signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horseback, riding on royal horses bred from swift steeds."
 
No Hurry
 
There is an old fable that tells of three apprentice devils who came to earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the chief of the devils, about their plans to tempt and ruin men. The first said, "I will tell them there is no God." Satan said, "That will not delude many, for they know there is a God." The second said, "I will tell men there is no hell." Satan answered, "You will deceive no one that way; men know even now that there is a hell for sin." The third said, "I will tell men there is no hurry." "You will ruin them by the thousands," said Satan. The most dangerous of all delusions is that there is plenty of time.
 
Mordecai suffered no such delusion. He knew he had to hurry if he were to effectively counteract Haman's deadly decree. With no waste of time, he called the scribes to record his words in the name of the king and then sent off messengers on swift horses to cover the 127 provinces of the vast empire. Urgency was of the utmost importance if he were to save the lives of his people.
 
As Christians, we have an equally urgent message. It is a message that explains how people perishing in their sins can be forgiven and receive eternal life. It is a proclamation of grace and mercy through the Lord Jesus Christ. Without it, multitudes will go into a Christless eternity.
 
Don't let Satan delude you. We don't have plenty of time. In fact, the time is short and the message is imperative. Ask God to show you how you can be used to spread the Good News before it's too late.
 
Don't snooze with the news.
 
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24 posted on 08/27/2006 5:55:55 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.gravityteen.com)
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Received this evening via email:

[Bishop M.A. Thomas Update -- I'm sure you are aware of the persecution that has been going on in Rajasthan, India. The imprisonment of native missionaries, the freezing of bank accounts of Emmanuel Mission / Hopegivers, the siege against their orphanages so that supplies couldn't get in or out, removing children from the orphanage to be taken to poorly-run state facilities, etc. There are still major breakthroughs that need to happen but Bishop M.A. Thomas who heads up Hopegivers has been released from prison and most of the others have too. Below is a letter from Bishop Thomas that will cause you to be in awe over how the Indian church has responded to such persecution. RJ.V.]

August 22, 2006

Dearly beloved,

I praise God for the deliverance the Lord granted August 8 from the Rajasthan High Court. Here are the main points of the judgment as handed down in the language of the court:

“Hence, we deem it appropriate to stay the effect and operation of the order dated 28 February 2006 by which the functioning of the society had been stopped by a stroke of five orders as a consequence of which the functioning of the society, which had been functioning ever since 1969 has been put to a stand still. This order will remain effective till further order is passed by this court. We, further clarify in view of the order of stay, the appellant-society shall be at full liberty to run all its registered institutions.

Consequently, the Bank account of the society henceforth shall not remain under seizure and it will be allowed to be operated by the appellant society”.

This is a direct answer to our prayers. I praise God together with you for this marvelous answer from heaven and thank you very much for your support, prayers, fasting and cries unto the Lord.

May God bless and reward you!

It is true the damage which was brought to the ministries is irreparable by us, only God can heal it. Whatever we may be able to do, it would be only patchwork but when God does it, it will be totally new. He can double it or triple it by a simple word from His mouth. His one word created everything and He can remove every trial from Emmanuel Ministries/Hopegivers International. He can renew all that has been lost and double it in a very short period of time.

When I was in Delhi during my time of exile, I read Song of Solomon 8: 5 and 6 in my daily study. These verses became a great blessing for me. The question was “Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?”

Wilderness experiences are a privilege for God’s people. Jesus was in the wilderness for over 40 days and nights. Paul was in the wilderness for 3-1/2 years. Elijah was in the wilderness and angels fed him. Moses was in the wilderness for 80 years—he spent the first 40 years taking care of Jethro’s sheep and next 40 years leading God’s people. Thus he became the meekest person in the whole world. God used his example to comfort his son Jesus Christ before going to the cross.

I praise God for our wilderness experience these last six months. We started our journey on February 14 and came back to Kota on August 9. In between we traveled thousands of miles through rough roads and modern highways—through valleys and mountains. We stayed in houses small and big, some times changing houses and locations every day to escape our pursuers. We stayed in nine different states.

Dr. Sam suffered in the Central Jail for over 47 days. We have been through wilderness and the valley of the shadow of death. Death was sometimes only inches away.

Enemies repeatedly threatened that Dr. Sam and I would never be allowed to come back to Kota. They celebrated their “victory” several times. Every time they won a perceived victory, they would even have a fireworks show and distribute candy and awards in celebration of our “defeat”.

They challenged and mocked us saying, “Where is your God?”

Every time discouragement, fatigue and problems came, we leaned on our Beloved. I was so happy to find that even in the wilderness, God kept us “under the apple tree” where there was good shade and sweet apples to eat. I can say that during the six months of my wilderness journey, my blood pressure was always normal, my blood sugar was normal, even the swelling in my feet were normal. I praise God for those miracles and good health.

In houses great and small, we always received royal treatment as the servants of the King. His love toward us was strong every step of the way. I praise God for His faithfulness.

Despite the severe persecutions, not one orphanage or Bible Institute was closed. I am also proud to say that not one of our pastors left God’s work and went to another job. It is true we could not send the regular support for the orphanages but we borrowed money and helped pay their emergency bills. Some of the leaders even had to go to jail because they could not pay the money to the shopkeepers on time. But still they remain, steadfast in their commitment to the children and to the Gospel.

I have never seen this much unity, prayer and fasting among the pastors, orphans and Bible students. Even in the midst of this severe persecution and opposition, the Lord is expanding His work. One place in Madhya Pradesh recorded 51 new baptisms and in Orissa, 20 people have accepted baptism for the first time.

In Rajasthan, two ladies who suffered with evil spirits for 13 years were set free and healed. In the same place, one man who had eight evil spirits in him for the last eight years was set free as well. As a result of these healings, 125 people accepted Jesus as their Savior.

We just had a reunion leadership meeting and excitement is high. During the last week, we had board meetings for all five of our non-profit corporations and a Rajasthan Pastors Conference. I encouraged the leaders, board members and Rajasthani pastors with why I feel we have seen this persecution for the last six months.

FIRST, to give us a double portion of blessing and double the success of Emmanuel/Hopegivers. We learn in the scriptures from the example of Job that trial comes before blessing. Job was the richest person in Asia and the most spiritual person in the entire world, but to double both his material and spiritual blessings, he needed to endure tribulation and prove his faith. This is the same reason God has allowed all these trials to come to us.

SECOND, to purify and correct us all—pastors, leaders, board members and every person involved in our ministry. We all accepted the chastisement and every one of us humbled ourselves. We turned to God, repented for our sins and asked for His mercy. I am sure God is going to bless Emmanuel Ministries and Hopegivers International in a great and mighty way!

But it will take several months to get operations back to normal. Dr. Samuel Thomas, who was planning to leave for the U.S. on August 23, has been delayed. His presence is still required for court appearances in some of the still unresolved cases. God willing, he will be able to travel after August 30. I may be going to the U.S. as well, but only after two or three months. Pray that God will make a way for us to travel abroad on the King’s business.

We need your prayers and support now more than ever before. We did get bail and legal stays, but we still have to fight the cases. This is costly. For one appearance for the Supreme Court, we had to pay about $8,000 plus travel expenses. We are continuing to count on our strong Lord to provide.

In the midst of all this tribulation, we learned in the newspapers here that over one million girls are being killed by selective-sex abortions in our country with many being murdered at birth. Oh how this breaks by heart. Now I have a desire to take care of as many as we can. This is why we cannot give up the “Million Orphan Vision” of Hopegivers International. The numbers of street children are increasing as well as the number of brothel babies and HIV orphans, but our Lord is powerful. He can enable us to care for more. We will never give up our calling from God.

Today, I challenge you to take care of one child with an offering of $1 a day. Encourage your friends, family members and church members to do the same. One of the High Court Advocates, after meeting with some of our orphans, promised to support three children! He also said he would encourage his sisters and other friends to support at least one child. No child should be without food or a home; that is why we do this work.

Please give my special love and regards to your dear family, church members and friends. Dr. Samuel Thomas is sending greetings to you all as well. Our prayers are with you.

Lovingly Yours in His Grace,

Bishop M.A. Thomas
Kota Junction, Rajasthan


25 posted on 08/27/2006 8:37:50 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Christ Is Our Religious Leader Who Has Made The Way For Man To Go To God

5 It is the same way with Christ. He did not choose the honor of being a Religious Leader Who has made the way for man to go to God. Instead, God said to Christ, "You are My Son. Today I have become Your Father." (Psalm 2:7) 6 God says in another part of His Word, "You will be a Religious Leader forever. You will be like Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:4) 7 During the time Jesus lived on earth, He prayed and asked God with loud cries and tears. Jesus' prayer was to God Who was able to save Him from death. God heard Christ because Christ honored God. 8 Even being God's Son, He learned to obey by the things He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect, He planned and made it possible for all those who obey Him to be saved from the punishment of sin.
10 In God's plan He was to be a Religious Leader Who made the way for man to go to God. He was like Melchizedek.


Do Not Fall Back Into Sin

11 There is much we could say about this, but it is hard to make you understand. It is because you do not want to hear well. 12 By now you should be teachers. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the first things you need to know from God's Word. You still need milk instead of solid food. 13 Anyone who lives on milk cannot understand the teaching about being right with God. He is a baby. 14 Solid food is for full-grown men. They have learned to use their minds to tell the difference between good and bad.

Hebrews 5


26 posted on 08/28/2006 3:07:48 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Matthew 26:71-75

71 And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.”

72 But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!”

73 And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.”

74 Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!”

Immediately a rooster crowed.

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.


27 posted on 08/28/2006 3:20:40 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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John 21

13Jesus, therefore, doth come and take the bread and give to them, and the fish in like manner;

14this [is] now a third time Jesus was manifested to his disciples, having been raised from the dead.

15When, therefore, they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Feed my lambs.'

16He saith to him again, a second time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Tend my sheep.'

17He saith to him the third time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, `Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, `Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, `Feed my sheep;

18verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou wast girding thyself and wast walking whither thou didst will, but when thou mayest be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another will gird thee, and shall carry [thee] whither thou dost not will;'

19and this he said, signifying by what death he shall glorify God; and having said this, he saith to him, `Be following me.'

20And Peter having turned about doth see the disciple whom Jesus was loving following, (who also reclined in the supper on his breast, and said, `Sir, who is he who is delivering thee up?')

21Peter having seen this one, saith to Jesus, `Lord, and what of this one?'

22Jesus saith to him, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee? be thou following me.' This word, therefore, went forth to the brethren that that disciple doth not die,

23yet Jesus did not say to him, that he doth not die, but, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee?'

24this is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things, and he wrote these things, and we have known that his testimony is true.

25And there are also many other things -- as many as Jesus did -- which, if they may be written one by one, not even the world itself I think to have place for the books written. Amen.


28 posted on 08/28/2006 3:22:14 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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Hebrews 12
1Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


3For consider Him that endured such contradiction from sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.


4In striving against sin, ye have not yet resisted unto bloodshed.


5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children: "My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked by Him;


6for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth."


7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?


8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all arepartakers, then ye are bastards and not sons.


9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not far rather be in subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live?


10For verily they chastened us for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.


11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised thereby.


12Therefore, lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees,


13and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.


14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord,


15looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness spring up to trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;


16lest there be any fornicator or profane person as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.


17For ye know how afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.


18For ye have not come unto the mount which might be touched and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness and darkness and tempest,


19and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, which voice those who heard entreated that the Word should not be spoken to them any more.


20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, that: "if even so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart."


21And so terrible was the sight that Moses said, "I fear exceedingly and quake.")


22But ye have come unto Mount Zion and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,


23to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,


24and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.


25See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh, for if they escaped not who refused Him that spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him that speaketh from Heaven,


26whose voice then shook the earth. But now He hath promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven."


27And these words, "yet once more," signifieth the removing of those things which can be shaken, such as things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.


28Therefore, we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.


29For our God is a consuming fire.



29 posted on 08/28/2006 3:24:30 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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DON'T LEAVE IT ON THE DESK!



There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States. Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was required to take this course his or her freshman year, regardless of his or her major.



Although Dr. Christianson tried hard to communicate the essence of the gospel in his class, he found that most of his students looked upon the course as nothing but required drudgery. Despite his best efforts, most students refused to take Christianity seriously.



This year, Dr. Christianson had a special student named Steve. Steve was only a freshman but was studying with the intent of going into the seminary for the ministry.



Steve was popular, he was well-liked and he was an imposing physical specimen. He was now the starting center on the school football team, and was the best student in the Professor's class.



One day, Dr. Christianson asked Steve to stay after class so he could talk with him.



"How many push-ups can you do?"



Steve said, "I do about 200 every night."



"200? That's pretty good Steve," Dr. Christianson said, "Do you think you could do 300?"



Steve replied, "I don't know. I've never done 300 at a time."



"Do you think you could?" again asked Dr. Christianson.



"Well, I can try," said Steve.



"Can you do 300 in sets of 10? I have a class project in mind and I need you to do about 300 push-ups in sets of 10 for this to work. Can you do it? I need you to tell me you can do it!" said the Professor.



Steve said, "Well, I think I can. Yeah, I can do it."



Dr. Christianson said, "Good! I need you to do this on Friday. Let me explain what I have in mind."



Friday came and Steve got to class early and sat in the front of the room. When class started, the Professor pulled out a big box of doughnuts. No, these weren't the normal kinds of doughnuts; they were the extra fancy BIG kind with cream centers and frosting swirls. Everyone was pretty excited it was Friday, the last class of the day, and they were going to get an early start on the weekend with a party in Dr. Christianson's class.



Dr. Christianson went to the first girl in the first row and asked, "Cynthia, do you want to have one of these doughnuts?"



Cynthia said, "Yes."



Dr. Christianson then turned to Steve and asked,
"Steve, would you do ten push-ups so that Cynthia can have a doughnut."



"Sure," and Steve jumped down from his desk to do a quick ten. Then Steve again sat in the desk. Dr. Christianson then put a doughnut on Cynthia's desk.

Dr. Christianson then went to Joe, the next person, and asked, "Joe, do you want a doughnut?"



Joe said, "Yes."



Dr. Christianson asked, "Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Joe can have a doughnut."



Steve did ten push-ups; Joe got a doughnut. And so it went, down the first aisle. Steve did ten push-ups for every person before they got their doughnut.



Walking down the second aisle, Dr. Christianson came to Scott. Scott was on the basketball team, and in as good condition as Steve. He was very popular and never lacked for female companionship.



When the Professor asked, "Scott, do you want a doughnut?"



Scott's reply was, "Well, can I do my own push-ups?"



Dr. Christianson said, "No. Steve has to do them."



Then Scott replied, "No, I don't want one then."



Dr. Christianson shrugged and then turned to Steve and asked, "Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Scott can have a doughnut he doesn't want."



With perfect obedience, Steve started to do ten push-ups.



Scott said, "Hey! I said I didn't want one!"



Dr. Christianson said, "Look, this is my classroom, my class, my desk and these are my doughnuts. Just leave it on the desk if you don't want it." And he put a doughnut on Scott's desk.



Now, by this time, Steve had begun to slow down a little. He just stayed on the floor between sets because it took too much effort to be getting up and down. You could start to see a little perspiration coming out around his brow.



Dr. Christianson started down the third row. Now, the students were beginning to get a little angry. Dr. Christianson asked Jenny, "Jenny, do you want a doughnut?"



Sternly, Jenny said, "NO!"



Then Dr. Christianson asked Steve, "Steve would you do ten more push-ups so that Jenny can have a doughnut she doesn't want."



Steve did ten; Jenny got the doughnut.



By now, a growing sense of uneasiness filled the room. The students were beginning to say "No" and there were all these uneaten doughnuts on the desks.



Steve also had to really put forth a lot of extra effort to get these push-ups done for each doughnut. There began to be a small pool of sweat on the floor beneath his face, his arms and brow were beginning to get red because of the physical effort involved.



Dr. Christianson asked Robert, who was the most vocal unbeliever in the class, to watch Steve do each push-up to make sure he did the full ten push-ups in a set because he couldn't bear to watch all of Steve's work for all those uneaten doughnuts. He sent Robert over to where Steve was so Robert could count the set and watch Steve closely.



Dr. Christianson started down the fourth row. During his class, however, some students from other classes had wandered in and sat down on the steps along the radiators that ran down the sides of the room.



When the Professor realized this, he did a quick count and saw that now there were 34 students in the room. He started to worry if Steve would be able to make it.



Dr. Christianson went on to the next person and the next and the next. Near the end of that row, Steve was really having a rough time. He was taking a lot more time to complete each set.



Steve asked Dr. Christianson, "Do I have to make my nose touch on each one?"



Dr. Christianson thought for a moment, "Well, they're your push-ups. You're in charge now. You can do them any way you want." And Dr. Christianson went on.



A few moments later, Jason, a recent transfer student,came to the room and was about to come in when all the students yelled in one voice, "NO! Don't come in! Stay out!"



Jason didn't know what was going on. Steve picked up his head and said, "No. Let him come in."



Professor Christianson said, "You realize that if Jason comes in, you will have to do ten push-ups for him."



Steve said, "Yes, let him come in. Give him a doughnut."



Dr. Christianson said, "Okay Steve, I'll let you get Jason's out of the way right now. Jason, do you want a doughnut?"



Jason, new to the room, hardly knew what was going on.



"Yes," he said, "Give me a doughnut."



"Steve, will you do ten push-ups so that Jason can have a doughnut?"



Steve did ten push-ups very slowly and with great effort. Jason, bewildered, was handed a doughnut and sat down.



Dr. Christianson finished the fourth row and then started on those visitors seated by the heaters. Steve's arms were now shaking with each push-up in a struggle to lift himself against the force of gravity. By this time, sweat was profusely dropping off of his face, there was no sound except his heavy breathing; there was not a dry eye in the room.



The very last two students in the room were two young women, both cheerleaders, and very popular.



Dr. Christianson went to Linda, the second to last,and asked, "Linda, do you want a doughnut?"



Linda said,very sadly, "No, thank you."



Professor Christianson quietly asked, "Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Linda can have a doughnut that she doesn't want."



Grunting from the effort, Steve did ten very slow push-ups for Linda. Then, Dr. Christianson turned to the last girl, Susan.



"Susan, do you want a doughnut?"



Susan, with tears flowing down her face, began to cry.



"Dr. Christianson, why can't I help him?"



Dr. Christianson, with tears of his own, said, "No, Steve has to do it alone. I have given him this task and he is in charge of seeing that everyone has an opportunity for a doughnut whether they want it or not. When I decided to have a party this last day of class, I looked at my grade book. Steve here is the only student with a perfect grade. Everyone else has failed a test, skipped class, or offered me inferior work. Steve told me that in football practice, when a player messes up he must do push-ups.



I told Steve that none of you could come to my party unless he paid the price by doing your push-ups. He and I made a deal for your sakes."



"Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Susan can have a doughnut?"



As Steve very slowly finished his last push-up, with the understanding that he had accomplished all that was required of him, having done 350 push-ups, his arms buckled beneath him and he fell to the floor.



Dr. Christianson turned to the room and said,
"And so it was, that our Savior, Jesus Christ, on the cross, plead to the Father, 'into Thy hands I commend My spirit.' with the understanding that He had done everything that was required of Him, He yielded up his life. And, like some of those in this room, many of us leave the gift on the desk uneaten."



Two students helped Steve up off the floor and to a seat, physically exhausted, but wearing a thin smile.



"Well done, good and faithful servant," said the Professor, adding, "Not all sermons are preached in words."



Turning to his class, the Professor said, "My wish is that you might understand and fully comprehend all the riches of grace and mercy that have been given to you through the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God spared not only his Begotten Son, but gave Him up for us all, for the whole Church, now and forever. Whether or not we choose to accept His gift to us, the price has been paid."



"Wouldn't you be foolish and ungrateful to leave it lying on the desk?"


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30 posted on 08/31/2006 6:40:20 PM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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MATT. 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.


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31 posted on 08/31/2006 8:26:18 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 8:1-25 Matthew 24:35

Solid As the Rock

Joshua 8:1

Then the Lord said to Joshua: "Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land."

Solid As the Rock

Gibraltar is a small peninsula of the southern coast of Spain near the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Covering most of this peninsula is an enormous mass of limestone 1,398 feet high. This rocky mass has become a symbol of stability and certainty, and from which we get our _expression, "Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar."

Yet God's word is just as solid--and even more so. Three times God spoke to Joshua of future events that were as good as done. In chapter 6, God said of Jericho, "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king and the might men of valor" (v. 2). And that's what happened. In chapter 8, He said to Joshua concerning Ai, "See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land" (v. 1). Sure enough, it came about (vv. 18-25). Then in chapter 10, God promised Joshua victory over the Amorites, saying, "Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand" (v. 8). Again, God came through on His word (vv. 10-11).

While the Rock of Gibraltar will some day crumble, God's words never will. Jesus promised, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away" (Matt. 24:35). In a day of instability and change, we can be confident that what God says, He will do. What He declares, He will perform.

If you are feeling bewildered by upheaval in your life, look to the Rock--not the rock of Gibraltar, but the Rock of Jesus. Take Him at His word; He will never change.

Don't settle for the rock when you can have the Rock.


32 posted on 09/02/2006 4:57:15 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Psalm 30:5 Esther 9:20-22

Joy Comes in the Morning

Esther 9:20-22

"And Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews . . . to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar, . . . as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday."

Joy Comes in the Morning

Life is filled with horror and tragedies. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and began a systematic annihilation of the Jewish people. During the years of the Holocaust, approximately 65 to 70 percent of all European Jews perished. In 1975 a group of rebels called the Khmer Rouge took control in Cambodia. Tens of thousands died under their harsh treatment. In 1994 the Rwandan president died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances. Within a month an estimated 200,000 people in Rwanda died from violence unleashed by racial hatred.

The Jewish people in Esther's time were faced with tragedy as well. As Haman's plan for ethnic cleansing was proclaimed throughout the empire, grief enveloped the land. God's people responded with tears and cries of sorrow. What they didn't know was that even as they lamented, God was in the process of engineering their deliverance. In the midst of their darkest night, God was preparing a joyous morning.

Christians are not immune from such tragedies. Brian O'Connell, director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship, claims, "More Christians have been martyred in the twentieth century than in the previous nineteen combined." This is horrifying, but our comfort comes from knowing there will be a joyous morning.

If you are experiencing a great sorrow, rest assured that God is preparing a time of joyous celebration. The psalmist says, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning" (Ps. 30:5). When the morning of Christ's return breaks, sadness will be swallowed up by an everlasting joy.

God's dawn always follows grief's darkness.


33 posted on 09/02/2006 5:26:59 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Source: A Lamp For My Feet

The Longing for Security

Once we have set ourselves to be pilgrims and strangers on the earth, which is what Christians are meant to be, it is incongruous for us to continue to insist upon the sort of security the world tries to guarantee. Our security lies not in protecting ourselves from suffering, but in putting ourselves fully into the hands of God. The desire for physical and material security makes us sly and hard. No. We must be like little children. The child in its father's arms is not worried. It lies quietly at rest because it trusts its father.

We disobey sometimes because we say it is impossible to do what God asks. Impossible? Perhaps what we mean is impossible to do that and keep our security, impossible to obey without tremendous cost, or at least tremendous risk. Where, then, will we find safety? Is it likely that we will find it elsewhere than in the arms of the Father?

Teach me to rest in your everlasting arms. Make me know that all other security is illusion.


34 posted on 09/02/2006 5:30:40 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Source: A Lamp For My Feet




Volunteer Slaves


"Slave" is not a word most of us nowadays feel comfortable with. It is significant that most modern Bible translations use "servant" instead. For a slave is not his own, has no rights whatsoever, is not in charge of what happens to him, makes no choices about what he will do or how he is to serve, is not recognized, appreciated, thanked or even (except by his absence) noticed at all.

Once we give up our slavery to the world, which is a cruel master indeed, to become Christ's bondslave, we live out our servitude to Him by glad service to others. This volunteer slavery cannot be taken advantage of--we have chosen to surrender everything for love. It is a wholly different thing from forced labor. It is in fact the purest joy when it is most unobserved, most unself-conscious, most simple, most freely offered.

Lord, break the chains that hold me to myself; free me to be your happy slave--that is, to be the happy foot-washer of anyone today who needs his feet washed, his supper cooked, his faults overlooked, his work commended, his failure forgiven, his griefs consoled, or his button sewed on. Let me not imagine that my love for You is very great if I am unwilling to do for a human being something very small.


35 posted on 09/02/2006 5:43:53 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To all our partners and beloved friends in the nations

 

¡TODA RABA! ¡THANK YOU SO MUCH!

¡FOR YOUR PRAYERS

FOR BATTLING WITH US

DURING THIS TIME OF DISTRESS

WHEN OUR CRIES AND PRAISES

GO UP TO HEAVEN AS AROMATIC INCENSE

BEFORE THE THRONE OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD!

 

¡THANKS TO ALL OF YOU IN THE NATIONS FOR JOINING THE CELESTIAL ARMIES AND RIDE TOWARDS THE GOAL OF VICTORY!

 

¡THANKS FOR LOOSENING THE REVIVAL IN ISRAEL AND ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH!

 

¡UNITED

JEWS AND GENTILES

IN Y´SHUA´S LOVE

WILL WIN!

 

“…who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens..” Hebrews 11:33,34

 

Kad-Esh MAP Ministries


36 posted on 09/03/2006 4:17:46 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Commentary on Current Middle East Situation
Maurice Sklar
Aug 03, 2006
 
        All of us have been watching the news concerning Israel’s offensive against Hezbollah into Lebanon and to the south against Hamas in Gaza. Our government can’t really say anything to Israel considering our presence in Iraq. For the first time, the United States has actually encouraged Israel in its’ war against militant Arab Islamic terror. This is a major shift in our foreign policy which has polarized world opinion even more between those who love Israel and those who hate her very existence.
 
        In making our stand solidly with Israel, we have honored God and He will bless the United States for it. However, it also will isolate us further from the arising antiMessiah spirit in the nations all over the world. The rest of the world has a very warped view of Israel and the Jewish people. In the late 1980’s we began to hear the phrase “the New World Order”, referring to an alliance of the post-Soviet-era democratic nations that promote free trade and the victory of capitalism, etc. We now call it the “G8” nations or “the economic community of nations”. 
 
        This will eventually become the ten toes of Daniel’s image – the ten kings that will rule the world under the antiMessiah to come. At this time, they are exerting enormous pressure to unite the world economically, culturally, and even religiously. The Bible prophets refers to this end time economic system as a revived form of ancient Babylon, also including aspects of ancient Tyre, Greece, and Rome: for it operates in rebellion against God in the same Satanic spirits as these ancient empires did. 
 
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What are Satan’s goals through this end-time Babylon system? They are:
 
1. To unite and ultimately enslave all of the world through computer and internet technology, electronic surveillance, trade and commerce, and the power of mammon through debt and unjust interest. 
 
2. To unite and ultimately enslave all of the world through false religion, spiritual deception, and seduction. The Bible calls this “The Whore of Babylon” or “Mystery Babylon”.  
 
She has risen up and drinks the blood of millions of souls through militant religions built on hate and murder (such as in radical Islam and others); false “new age” religions that counterfeit the gospel and are being preached in many pulpits in so-called Christian churches today; the approximately 40 year reign of secular humanism in our political and social public arenas; the militant rise and acceptance of witchcraft, occult practices, and other ‘supernatural’ demonic phenomena, and the saturation of sexual perversion, lust, homosexuality, abortion, greed, drug and alcohol abuse, and hedonism that popular music, the mass media, and the internet are constantly spewing at us. 
 
The television, movies, music, and our educational systems have been the hypnotic teachers and carriers of all of these demonic spirits by their constant reinforcement/brainwashing of these lies into our minds and hearts: starting from the earliest days of our childhood. Mystery Babylon - this great whore - has caused the epidemic of the breakdown of families and the destruction of much good in our society, especially since World War II.
 
Millions of souls are now burning in hell because of her deception. Many more millions will follow them into hell in the days to come. We must work in the Gospel fields while it is still day and rescue as many as we can. The night comes soon, in which no man can work.
 
3. To unite and ultimately enslave all of the world by destroying all who are opposed to it. There are three groups of people that will never accept the antiMessiah and the Babylon system: The Arab Muslims and fundamental Islamics, the true Christian Church, and the Jewish people/the nation of Israel. Why? - Because all three believe in absolutes concerning God and truth. 
 
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        The radical Arab Muslims and all who fully believe in Islam say that they are right and they have to destroy all who disagree with them. The Church will never embrace the antiMessiah system because they believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the only Messiah and the only path to the salvation of mankind. The Jews believe in the One God who is the Almighty and they (as a whole) will worship no other. They are waiting for the true Messiah. So, there are specifically laid plans to consecutively destroy these three peoples and their “intolerance” by Satan and his Babylon war machine. 
 
        The first group is now being openly target ed: the Arab Muslims are the most dangerous and must be destroyed for there to be “peace and safety” in the whole world. That is why we are in Iraq and Afghanistan and fighting our war on terrorism. That is why for the first time, the United States and the “community of nations” are not forcing Israel to stop this time in Lebanon and Gaza. That is why even the news media are being allowed to side against “the Arab terrorists” and public opinion is somewhat favorable here in the west. 
 
        Of course, it is right to fight and do our best to destroy this evil before there are even more innocent deaths through acts of terror. They WILL be removed for the most part (as far as their ability to control and manipulate through terror), although they will not be totally eliminated. There will continue to be more and more bombings and other violence from these militant groups in the days to come, in spite of all of the efforts to stop them. 
 
        The true believing Church of Yeshua the Messiah (those who are born again spiritually and are living with Yeshua as Lord) will never accept that there is another way to God. This is directly contrary to the agenda of Mystery Babylon which wants everyone to be included by combining and homogenizing all religions into one “faith” that accepts all and doesn’t “judge” others. That is their thinking. 
 
       Actually, however, it is a spiritual battle. The Church, through her prayers and intercession, is holding back this system from totally taking over until the harvest of the Gospel is completed. The Great Commission of our Lord must be fulfilled by the Gospel being published into every nation. Then this Babylon antiMessiah spirit will be allowed to take over everything for seven years until the Messiah comes and sets up His Kingdom by taking up His throne in Jerusalem. 
 
       We have not felt the sting of persecution yet here in the West (although in China and many other nations it is happening), but it is certainly coming! When the fanatic Muslims and the nations that support them are subdued and brought under control for the most part, then Babylon will turn on the believers in the Church. 
 
       Our rights and privileges that we currently enjoy will be taken away. We will see open persecution, unjust imprisonment, confiscation of our wealth and property, and even torture and martyrdom here in America before it is over. It will be accompanied, however, by great revival and glory from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in signs, miracles and wonders that the earth will marvel at. 
 
        This will bring in millions of souls for God’s Kingdom, for they will see the truth of the resurrected Messiah Yeshua in the faithful suffering, the agape love, and the miracles of the true Church. But for now for a short time longer, we can still enjoy our freedom and blessings. Then our turn will come. 
 
        First, Babylon will deal with Islam and then turn on us. Satan will surely attack the church to try to destroy her in open persecution in the days and years ahead. Thank God, we can remain strong because of Yeshua’s promise that the gates of hell will NOT prevail against the Church of the living God! Those that endure to the end shall be saved!
 
        Finally, there will be an all out war to once and for all destroy the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. The prophetic time clock just shifted forward when we entered the second half of 2006. God had mercy and He withheld many “birthpangs” of nature and war in the earth. In the first half of this year, we didn’t experience as much of these judgments. 
 
        Many in the church prayed and interceded, and the Lord allowed for more time to let the nations repent and turn to Him. Many did. Praise the Lord! This is a great time for the Gospel! Millions are being saved! To God be the glory!
 
        But when July came, the Lord spoke again to me and said, “I am now moving the clock forward. I am accelerating time itself. I will wait no longer. I must allow for these birthpangs to increase, for as soon as Zion travails, she brings forth to birth.” Then a few days later, the trains were bombed in Mumbai, India. There was another massive earthquake in Indonesia, which created a Tsunami that killed many. North Korea and Iran are brazenly and defiantly rattling their nuclear sabers at the world. 
 
        Even Pakistan is trying desperately to get on the nuclear bandwagon. Then Hamas and Hezbollah, under the command of Iran and Syria, provoked Israel by kidnapping three Israeli soldiers and began firing rockets at them from both sides. Israel went to war shortly after.
 
        The outcome of this war will be the defeat of Hezbollah and Hamas. They will be crippled and be out of commission for a season. However, there will be a united war that will come in response to this victory by Israel. Ezekiel 38-39 describes this sudden and massive attack that will come against Israel; it will be a united Arab invasion in alliance with the Russian Islamic nations. 
 
        It will be led and commanded by a military leader that the prophet Ezekiel calls “Gog” from the land of the north. He is very specific in identifying by the ancient tribes that settled in present day Russia, both this leader and the nation that he comes from. 
 
        It is an alliance that includes the African nations of Libya and Egypt along with a nation he calls Ethiopia. It will be an all-out invasion into Israel to once and for all destroy her. Even though this military general, Gog, is of Russian descent and “Magog’s” mighty army includes some nations that were once in the Soviet Union but are now only loosely associated with Russia, this will be primarily an Arab Muslim confederacy of nations. 
 
        It will be overwhelming for little Israel, but God Himself will intervene and this huge army will be completely wiped out. It is written that it will take seven months to clean up all the mess and bury the dead.
 
        There will be much more land taken from this war by Israel. Actually, it will be God who gives it back to them. The whole world will know that this was a supernatural victory. The living God will be vindicated by all the nations and His Name will be feared as never before. From the spoils and victory over Gog and Magog, Israel will experience the greatest season of prosperity she has ever known. The temple will then be rebuilt. 
 
        However, the world will turn against Israel and the Jews. It will be even worse than the hatred in Nazi Germany and it will be worldwide. The Jews will be envied, hated and persecuted once again. They will thrown out of many nations. But the Spirit of God will fall upon them then and they will see clearly that Yeshua is indeed their Messiah. 
 
        From the combination of anti-Semitism even here in the west against the Jews and the economic shaking to come, Jews from New York, Los Angeles, and many other cities and nations will no longer prosper in comfort as they once did. Even they will then desire to return to Israel. 
 
        So, as the Bible says, all Israel will be once again gathered into their ancient homeland. Most will not return until it gets so bad that they are compelled to leave. This will surely happen for the Bible declares that God will gather His people from the four corners of the earth. He will bring them home to the land that He promised to Abraham and his children. They shall dwell there forever in peace and prosperity.
 
        As for the current crisis in the Middle East, we will see a further division and war between the Arab Muslims themselves. This is occurring in Iraq right now. The Sunnis and the Shiites are not very fond of each other, to say the least.  Also, the most militant terrorists are being spawned, supported and trained in Iran and Syria: not Iraq. They REALLY hate Israel and the Jews. They actually WANT to die in a holy war murdering them. They are consumed by this hatred and they feed on it day and night. This is so sick!! 
 
        Not all Arab Muslims are like this, however. Many are very tolerant of each other. They are open to western ideas. Many are coming to the Lord Yeshua in all of this turmoil in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. This has created a great division between the moderate Arabs and the radical fundamentalists. The more moderate Arab nations of Saudi Arabia, Jordan etc. (and even many of the Lebanese) do not like the fanatic Moslems any more than the west does. 
 
        There is only one thing that they ALL seem to agree about: they hate Israel and the Jews and want to drive them into the sea. This will be the fuel that will ignite the coming war described in Ezekiel 38-39. It isn’t that far away, you know.
 
        Get ready! The Lord could return for His Bride at any moment in this midnight hour. Keep your lamps burning brightly! Watch and pray as you see these things come to pass!
 
        Look up, for your redemption draws near! The Bridegroom is coming soon! Amen.
 
 
Love in our Messiah,
Maurice Sklar
Maurice Sklar Ministries, Victorville, CA
 
 www.mauricesklar.com
 
 

37 posted on 09/03/2006 4:46:15 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Ezekiel 38
1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2"Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him


3and say, `Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.


4And I will turn thee back and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords;


5Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet;


6Gomer and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters and all his bands -- and many people with thee.


7"`Be thou prepared and prepare for thyself, thou and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.


8After many days thou shalt be visited. In the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste; but it is brought forth out of the nations and they shall dwell safely, all of them.


9Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm. Thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou and all thy troops, and many people with thee.


10"`Thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall also come to pass that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought;


11and thou shalt say, "I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls and having neither bars nor gates"--


12to take a spoil and to take a prey, to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited and upon the people who are gathered out of the nations, who have gotten cattle and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.


13Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, "Art thou come to despoil us? Hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?"'


14"Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, `Thus saith the Lord GOD: On that day when My people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?


15And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company and a mighty army.


16And thou shalt come up against My people of Israel as a cloud to cover the land. It shall be in the latter days; and I will bring thee against My land, that the heathen may know Me when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.


17"`Thus saith the Lord GOD: Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old times by My servants the prophets of Israel who prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?


18And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that My fury shall come upon My face.


19For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken: Surely on that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel,


20so that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.


21And I will call for a sword against him throughout all My mountains, saith the Lord GOD. Every man's sword shall be against his brother.


22And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him and upon his troops and upon the many people that are with him an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.


23Thus will I magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am the LORD.'



Ezekiel 39
1"Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, `Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.

2And I will turn thee back and leave but a sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel;


3and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.


4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou and all thy forces and the people that are with thee. I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.


5Thou shalt fall upon the open field, for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.


6And I will send a fire on Magog and among them that dwell confidently in the isles; and they shall know that I am the LORD.


7"`So will I make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them pollute My holy name any more; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.


8Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD. This is the day whereof I have spoken.


9"`And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the javelins and the spears; and they shall burn them with fire seven years,


10so that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests. For they shall burn the weapons with fire, and they shall despoil those that despoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.


11"`And it shall come to pass on that day that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passersby on the east of the sea; and it shall stop the noses of the passersby. And there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude; and they shall call it the Valley of Hamongog [that is, The multitude of Gog].


12And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.


13Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a day of renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.


14And they shall separate out men for continual employment, passing through the land, to bury with the passersby those who remain upon the face of the earth to cleanse it. At the end of seven months shall they search.


15And the passersby who pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamongog.


16And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah [that is, The multitude]. Thus shall they cleanse the land.'


17"And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD: Speak unto every feathered fowl and to every beast of the field: `Assemble yourselves and come. Gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh and drink blood.


18Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.


19And ye shall eat fat till ye be full and drink blood till ye be drunken of My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.


20Thus ye shall be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men and with all men of war,' saith the Lord GOD.


21"And I will set My glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see My judgment that I have executed and My hand that I have laid upon them.


22So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.


23And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity. Because they trespassed against Me, therefore hid I My face from them and gave them into the hand of their enemies; so fell they all by the sword.


24According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid My face from them.


25"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Now will I bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for My holy name


26after they have borne their shame and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against Me, when they dwelt safely in their land and none made them afraid.


27When I have brought them back from the people and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations,


28then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, who caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen. But I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there;


29neither will I hide My face any more from them, for I have poured out My Spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD."



38 posted on 09/03/2006 4:57:12 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Easy-to-understand version

Ezekiel 38
Words Against Gog
1 The Word of the Lord came to me saying, 2 "Son of man, look toward Gog of the land of Magog, the leader of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and speak against him. 3 Tell him, 'The Lord God says, "I am against you, O Gog, leader of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.

4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your mouth, and bring you out with your whole army. Your horses and horsemen will be dressed for battle. The army will be very large, with all the men holding battle-coverings and waving swords.

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Put will be with you, all with battle- coverings and head-coverings. 6 There will be Gomer with all its army, and Beth-togarmah from the farthest parts of the north with all its army. Many nations will be with you.

7 "Get ready and keep ready, you and all the armies gathered around you, and watch over them. 8 After many days you will be called. In future years you will come into the land where people have been gathered from many nations and have lived without fear of war. You will come to the mountains of Israel, which had been a waste land for a long time. But its people were brought out from the nations, and all of them are living without fear.

9 You and all your army will come up against them like a storm. You will be like a cloud covering the land. Many nations will be with you."

10 'The Lord God says, "On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will make a sinful plan. 11 You will say, 'I will go up against the open country, where people are quiet and live in peace. They live in villages without walls and have no iron pieces or gates.'

12 You will go to rob the land and fight in the waste places where people now live. You will go up against the people who were gathered from the nations and are rich with cattle and good things and who live at the center of the land.

13 Sheba and Dedan and the traders of Tarshish and all its villages will say to you, 'Have you come to take prizes of war? Have you gathered your army to carry away silver and gold, cattle, good things, and many prizes of war?' " '

14 "So, son of man, speak in My name and tell Gog, 'The Lord God says, "On that day when My people Israel are living in peace and without fear, will you not know it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, and many nations will be with you. All of them will be riding on horses, a large and powerful army.

16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. In the last days, O Gog, I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I show Myself holy through you in front of their eyes."

17 'The Lord God says, "Are you the one I spoke of in the past, through My servants of Israel who spoke in My name? At that time they said for many years that I would bring you against them.

18 "On the day when Gog comes against the land of Israel, I will become very angry," says the Lord God. 19 "In My jealousy and in My burning anger I have said that on that day the earth will shake in the land of Israel.

20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the wild animals of the field, all the animals that move upon the earth, and all the men on the earth will shake before Me. Mountains will be thrown down, the mountain sides will fall, and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will call for a sword against Gog on all My mountains," says the Lord God. "His men will turn their swords against one another.

22 I will punish him with disease and with blood. I will send down a hard rain, hailstones, fire and sulphur upon him and his army and the many nations with him. 23 I will show the many nations that I am great and holy. And they will know that I am the Lord."

Ezekiel 39
Gog's Armies Are Destroyed
1 "Son of man, speak against Gog, and tell him, 'The Lord God says, "I am against you, O Gog, leader of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 2 I will turn you around and drive you on. I will bring you from the farthest parts of the north and lead you against the mountains of Israel. 3 I will knock your bow out of your left hand, and knock your arrows out of your right hand.

4 You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your army and the nations who are with you. I will feed you to every kind of meat-eating bird and wild animal of the field. 5 You will fall dead in the open field, for I have spoken," says the Lord God. 6 "I will send fire upon Magog and upon those who think they are safe in the islands. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

7 "I will make My holy name known among My people Israel. I will not let My holy name be made unclean any more. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. 8 It is coming, and it will be done," says the Lord God. "This is the day I have spoken of.

9 "Then those who live in the cities of Israel will go out and make fires to burn up the objects of war. They will burn battle-coverings, bows and arrows, heavy sticks, and spears. For seven years they will use them to make fires. 10 They will not take wood from the field or from among the trees to burn. For they will make fires with the objects of war. And they will rob those who robbed them," says the Lord God.

Gog Is Buried
11 "On that day I will give Gog a place in Israel for burying his dead. It will be the valley of those who travel east of the sea. And it will close that road to travelers, for Gog and all his people will be buried there. They will call it the Valley of Hamon-Gog. 12 It will take the people of Israel seven months to bury the dead and make the land clean again.

13 All the people of the land will bury them, and they will be honored for this on the day that I show My greatness," says the Lord God. 14 "At the end of seven months, they will choose men to pass through the land to look for bodies that may be left on the ground. And the bodies will be buried to make the land clean.

15 Those who pass through and see a man's bone will set up something to mark the place, until it is buried in the Valley of HamonGog. 16 (There will be a city called Hamonah there also.) And so they will make the land clean." ' "

17 "Son of man, the Lord God says, 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every wild animal of the field. Say to them, "Gather together and come. Come together from every side to the special supper I have made for you. Much food has been killed for you on the mountains of Israel. You will eat flesh and drink blood.

18 You will eat the flesh of powerful men, and drink the blood of the leaders of the earth. It will be as if they were rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, all of them fat animals of Bashan.

19 You will eat fat until you are filled, and drink blood until you are drunk, at the special supper I have killed and made ready for you. 20 You will be filled at My table with horses and horsemen, with powerful men and all the men of war," says the Lord God.

The Land Is Given Back To Israel
21 "I will show My greatness among the nations. All the nations will see how I have punished Israel and My hand which I have laid on them. 22 Then the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God from that day on. 23 The nations will know that the people of Israel were taken from their land because of their sin, because they were not faithful to Me. So I hid My face from them and gave them over to those who hated them, and they died in battle.

24 I punished them because they were unclean and sinful, and I hid My face from them." ' "

25 So the Lord God says, "Now I will return the people of Jacob to their land and show loving-kindness to all the people of Israel. And I will be jealous for My holy name. 26 They will forget their shame and how unfaithful they were to Me, when they live in peace on their own land with no one to make them afraid. 27 I will bring them back from the nations and gather them from the lands of those who hate them. In this way I will show the many nations that I am holy.

28 Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them away into the other nations and then gathered them again to their own land. And I will not leave any of them there any longer. 29 I will not hide My face from them again, for I will pour out My Spirit on the people of Israel," says the Lord God.


39 posted on 09/03/2006 5:05:02 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Esther 7:8-10 Psalm 73:17-18

The Slippery Slope

Esther 7:8-10

"When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, 'Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?' As the word left the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, 'Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king's behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.' Then the king said, 'Hang him on it!' So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath subsided."

The Slippery Slope

The fastest speed for a cross-country skier was set by Aleksey Prokurorov of Russia on March 19, 1994. Mr. Prokurorov maintained an average speed of 16.24 miles per hour for 50 kilometers. On the other hand, the speed record for downhill skiing belongs to Philippe Goitschel of France, who, on April 21, 1993, whizzed down the hill at 145.161 miles per hour. The drastic difference, of course, is caused by the slope.

Sin is also a slippery slope. In Psalm 73, the psalmist says about the wicked, "Then I understood their end. Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction" (vv. 17-18).

When Haman plotted to destroy the Jews, he placed his feet on a slippery slope. Then, like a downhill skier out of control, he careened first through exposure, then condemnation and finally death.

Sin still operates that way today. Most people begin with small transgressions. Perhaps they shoplift a candy bar or rent an X-rated video. These sins seem rather small compared to bank robbery or rape. Yet they set the person's feet on the edge of a very slippery slope.

If Satan whispers in your ear, "Go ahead. It's only a little sin," tell him you know better. If you refuse to take lightly the minor transgressions, you'll be sure to avoid the major ones.

The best way to avoid going downhill is to stay off the slope.


40 posted on 09/03/2006 7:55:21 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Esther 8:1-2 Romans 8:17 Philippians 4:19

From Rags to Riches

Esther 8:1-2

"On that day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. So the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai; and Esther appointed Mordecai over the house of Haman."

From Rags to Riches

During the 1995 Christmas holidays, a passing motorist spotted a limousine stranded with a flat tire on a busy stretch of New Jersey highway. The man graciously stopped and offered to help the chauffeur change the tire. Just as the task was finished, the darkened window rolled down and the man inside asked what he and his wife could do to repay the favor. "Just send my wife a big bouquet of flowers," said the guy and handed him his card. Two weeks later a gargantuan bouquet of orchids arrived with a card reading, "We paid off your home mortgage. Marla and Donald Trump." Informers say the Trumps forked over more than $100,000 for the gesture.

Mordecai experienced a similar windfall. With the death of his enemy, Haman, he came into the possession of all Haman's wealth, one of Persia's highest officials. From the position of a minor bureaucrat, Mordecai suddenly became second only to the king.

Every Christian is graced with this same fortune. As unbelievers, we were spiritually impoverished. We owed a debt to God we could never repay. But when we trusted Jesus as Savior, we received the promise of His provision for our entire lifetime (Phil. 4:19). Even better, we were made spiritual billionaires when we became joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17).

Perhaps you are experiencing lean times. In spite of your efforts to be a good steward, too much month is left at the end of the paycheck. Don't despair. Trust God to meet your needs. These times of testing will someday give way to an abundance that is beyond your comprehension. You have God's word on it!

He is a poor man who can only measure his wealth in dollars.


41 posted on 09/03/2006 7:56:59 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Esther 9:26-28

Just a Reminder

Esther 9:26-28

"So they called these days Purim, after the name Pur. Therefore, because of all the words of this letter, what they had seen concerning this matter, and what had happened to them, the Jews established and imposed it upon themselves and their descendants and all who would join them, that without fail they should celebrate these two days every year, according to the written instructions and according to the prescribed time, . . . that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants."

Just a Reminder

Do you know what these words have in common: Tishri, Kislev, Nisan, Sivan and Ab? They are months in the Jewish calendar. For the devout Jew, the calendar is more than a way of marking time--it provides a convenient method of recalling God's dealings in their life. Nisan marks Passover, the time of Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Sivan brings the Feast of Pentecost, the celebration of a bountiful harvest from God. Tishri reminds the people of their wilderness wanderings through the Feast of the Tabernacles. Each holiday becomes a holy day, a time of recalling, repenting and renewing old commitments to follow the God of Israel.

During the days of Esther, yet another special time of remembrance was added to the Jewish calendar. Each year, on the 14th and 15th day of the month of Adar, the people celebrate God's victory over evil Haman's attempt to exterminate the Jews. It is called the Feast of Purim.

As Christians we have our own special times of remembrance. At Christmas we remember Christ's birth, and on Easter we remember His death and resurrection. More frequently, we celebrate together the memory of His sacrifice at Calvary. We call it the Lord's Supper or Communion.

It's good to take advantage of every opportunity you have to remember what God has done for you. Enjoy Christmas, Easter, Sunday and every Lord's Supper celebration. Be sensitive to the spiritual truths behind these occasions. None of us have such good memories that we don't need reminders.

When God does it, we do more than remember it--we celebrate it.


42 posted on 09/03/2006 7:59:07 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To: All

Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Esther
Scripture: Esther 10:3

Dedicated to Service

Esther 10:3

"For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus, and was great among the Jews and well received by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his kindred."

Dedicated to Service

John Brodie, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was once asked why a million-dollar player such as he should have to hold the ball for field goals and extra-points attempts. "Well," said Brodie, "if I didn't, it would fall over." There is something appealing about this kind of humility in service. We see in it a reflection of true greatness.

Mordecai had this kind of appeal as well. He became great among his people, but not because he held a position second only to the king. He was well received by the multitude, but not because he was rich or related to the queen. Mordecai's true greatness came because he had a heart dedicated to service. The wicked Haman had used his office to promote himself; Mordecai used his position to bring good to his people.

Throughout history, greatness has been associated with unselfish service. When H. M. Stanley went to Africa in 1871 to find David Livingstone, he found Livingstone engaged in untiring service for those whom he had no reason to love except for Christ's sake. Stanley wrote in his journal, "When I saw that unwearied patience, that unflagging zeal and those enlightened sons of Africa, I became a Christian at his side, though he never spoke to me one word."

While the world may never classify you as a John Brodie the quarterback, a Mordecai the Jew or a David Livingstone the missionary, you can still be great with God. Find the place He would have you serve, and serve Him until you die.

It's not important how many people you lead, but how many you serve.


43 posted on 09/03/2006 8:02:38 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To: All

Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 8:1 Joshua 7:24-25 Joshua 7:5-7

It Only Hurts Me

Joshua 7:11-12

"Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you."

It Only Hurts Me

We never sin alone. A study of 8,415 adults revealed that those exposed to secondhand smoke experienced a 10 percent increase in the thickening of their carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain. Thickening of the carotid arteries is a major cause of strokes. Other statistics indicate that drug and alcohol abuse is costing businesses more than $60 billion a year in absenteeism, workplace accidents, higher insurance costs, waste and low productivity. This cost is passed on to consumers in the prices of goods and services.

Achan may have thought that his sin affected only him. Yet when Joshua went before the Lord to find out why his army had been defeated at Ai, God said, "Israel sinned." Achan's sin caused grief to Joshua (vv. 6-7), to the families of the 36 men struck down at Ai (v. 5) and especially to his own family (vv. 24-25). Achan's sin not only hurt him, but everyone around him.

People still excuse their sin by saying, "It doesn't hurt anyone but me." But the facts prove otherwise. Sin hurts everybody either directly or indirectly. A study claimed that a New York City subway token, which costs $1.25, would cost only $1.19 if no one evaded fares. The cost of a property-casualty policy costs $600, but if no one committed fraud, it would be $540. A spreadsheet software package costs $495, but if no one pirated programs, it would only be $322.

The next time Satan encourages you to sin, just remember that you won't be the only one who gets hurt. Sin hurts all of us.

Satan is the only one who comes out ahead when we sin.


44 posted on 09/03/2006 8:06:08 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To: All

Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 9:3-6 Joshua 9:14

Making Godly Decisions

Joshua 9:3-6

But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they worked craftily, and went and pretended to be ambassadors. And they took old sacks on their donkeys, old wineskins torn and mended, old and patched sandals on their feet, and old garments on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy. And they went to Joshua, to the camp at Gilgal, and said to him and to the men of Israel, "We have come from a far country; now therefore, make a covenant with us."

Making Godly Decisions

Decisions are part of our life every day. We decide what to wear when we get up in the morning. We decide what to eat, what to listen to on the radio or watch on television. We make a multitude of other less-than-earthshaking choices daily. But sometimes we face decisions that have a major impact on our lives. These may affect whom we marry, where we live or what job we hold. But big or small, the choices we make should honor the Lord.

Joshua was faced with an important decision soon after he entered the land of Canaan. God had warned him not to make treaties with any of the neighboring peoples. Yet when a group of people showed up who claimed to live far away, he had to reject or accept their plea for peace. Carefully Joshua and his advisors inspected the moldy food and worn-out clothing. Yet verse 14 says, "but they did not ask counsel of the Lord." Only after they had finalized the agreement did they learn they had been tricked.

Deception and misrepresentations are rampant in our society. Salespeople try to rush us into making immediate decisions. Television promotes an unrealistic view of life. Advertisers imply promises they can't fulfill. In the midst of it all, we need to seek the counsel of the Lord. Only the principles in His Word will enable us to make choices that consistently honor Him.

When you need to make a decision, don't rely on human wisdom alone, but look to God's Word. Ask Him to reveal His truths that will enable you to make wise and godly decisions.

When the right decision is important, the right counsel is imperative.


45 posted on 09/03/2006 8:08:55 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To: JockoManning

It will be overwhelming for little Israel, but God Himself will intervene and this huge army will be completely wiped out. It is written that it will take seven months to clean up all the mess and bury the dead.

There will be much more land taken from this war by Israel. Actually, it will be God who gives it back to them. The whole world will know that this was a supernatural victory. The living God will be vindicated by all the nations and His Name will be feared as never before. From the spoils and victory over Gog and Magog, Israel will experience the greatest season of prosperity she has ever known. The temple will then be rebuilt.
= = = =

Thanks.

Sobering doc. Very plausible scenarios.

Let us all walk as closely as possible with God.


46 posted on 09/03/2006 8:29:32 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Quix

Maurice Sklar is a young man, a gifted violinist.

To me, he seems to have prophetic giftings.

If anyone has speakers "On" and goes to his homepage, mauricesklar.com, they will hear a sample of his exquisite violin work.

+* +* +*
From his bio page:

Maurice Sklar

Dr. Maurice Sklar was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a Russian-Jewish family with a rich musical heritage. At age four, he began playing the violin. He won numerous awards from the age of nine, and left home to study violin with Fredell Lack in Houston, Texas, when he was only thirteen. He attended Meadowmount Summer Music School, Ivan Galamian’s Strings Camp, for seven consecutive years from the age of thirteen to nineteen. Accepted at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City at the age of fifteen, Maurice subsequently won a scholarship to attend the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of sixteen, where he studied with the great violin teacher, Ivan Galamian.

In 1984 he was accepted as a scholarship student with the renowned violin pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay. While attending the Aspen, Colorado Music Festival from 1984-1986, Miss DeLay invited Maurice to return to Juilliard and conclude his professional studies. From 1985-1989, he worked with her in preparation for a major solo career in classical music.

* 1986 - Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions
* 1987 - New York debut in the YCA Series of the 92nd Street "Y"
* 1987 - Kennedy Center debut in the YCA Series in Washington, D.C.
* 1990 - Chosen by MUSICAL AMERICA as one of the top ten "Young Artist of the Year"
* 1990 - Appointed Artist-in-Residence and professor of violin at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa , Oklahoma
* 1990-91 - Associate Concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic
* 1997 - Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry degree from Spirit of Truth Seminary, Huntsville, Alabama, for his pioneering work in re-introducing classical music to the church body as powerful praise and worship to the Father, and for his revival ministry in the Holy Spirit as a prophet, teacher, and psalmist.
* 1992-Present - Ministry involvement with churches across America and around the world as a concert soloist and minister of the Gospel





A difficult childhood, pressure to succeed as a violinist, and demonic attacks on his life led to an emotional and psychological breakdown in the fall of 1986. Maurice was suicidal for almost a year, though he could perform almost perfectly in his concerts. After receiving prayer that broke generational curses of emotional illness and depression in late spring of 1987, he began a process of healing and restoration in which he surrendered his life and his gifts entirely to the Lord Jesus Christ. Maurice received total healing and began to give out what God has given him through many battles and many victories in the Spirit.

Dr. Maurice Sklar has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including The Little Orchestra Society of New York at Lincoln Center, The Houston Symphony, The New Orleans Philharmonic, The Monmouth, New Jersey Symphony, The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, The University of Mexico City Orchestra, The Tulsa Philharmonic, The Galveston Symphony, The Richardson Symphony, The Bridgeton Symphony, The Baton Rouge Symphony, The Plymouth Symphony, The Memphis Symphony, The Hendersonville Symphony, and The Minneapolis Chamber Symphony. He has performed in concerts across the country and abroad.




Maurice Sklar Ministries . Victorville, CA 92392
http://www.mauricesklar.com


47 posted on 09/04/2006 7:24:14 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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Here's one of the letters from Maurice Sklar's praise report page:

Maurice,

I so appreciated your teaching this week on MUSIC AND HEALING.

I wanted to share with you that a few years back, I was in a deep depression, with no desire to live and no hope that I could. (I was a Christian at the time and loved the Lord with all my heart!! ) But because of circumstances in my life, I didn't want to go on. I have always been a worshipper but at that time I could no longer worship or even cry.

One day, for some reason, I played one of your CD's (El Shaddai), a particular song (Track 3) began to bring life back into my aching heart. I set the "repeat " button for only that song and played it continuously for several weeks!

One day the Lord reached down and pulled me up out of that horrible pit and told me that I would make it (I've held on to that Word ever since!) Even the tears came back. Thank you for you music!!! and I thank my Wonderful Lord and Redeemer for the anointing in your life and work. God Bless you !!

Barbara
Loveland, CO


48 posted on 09/04/2006 7:34:05 AM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.youtube.com/v/SmLhyPjHVes)
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To: All
Author: Woodrow Kroll
Source: Lessons on Living From Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 10:12-14 

The Power of Bent Knees

Joshua 10:12-13

Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon; and Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon." So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

The Power of Bent Knees

Have you ever wondered how a bird can sleep on its perch and never fall off? The secret is the tendons of the bird's legs. They are constructed in such a way that when the leg is bent at the knee, the claws contract and grip like a steel trap. The claws refuse to let go until the knees are unbent again.

It was the bent knee that gave Joshua his power as well. As the Israelites were pursuing their enemy the Amorites, they were running out of daylight. It was a critical time because, even though the battle had been won, the route was not complete. In the sight of all Israel, Joshua stopped and called upon the Lord, and the sun stood still in the midst of the sky. Joshua 10:14 declares, "And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel." That's the power of the bent knee!

If you want power with God, you need to practice bending your knees. While every prayer will not stop the sun, every prayer that reflects God's will can win your battle. Prayer is God's chosen instrument to release His power in our daily life.

Determine today to practice the power of prayer. Set aside a daily time to bend the knee and seek the Lord. Discover for yourself the life-changing effects that can be brought about through bent knees.

When you need to hang on tight, bend your knees.

 


49 posted on 09/04/2006 11:31:04 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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To: All

Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Source: A Lamp For My Feet
Scripture: Psalm 119:90-91

All Things Serve Thee

During my husband Addison's terminal illness, everything in our lives was changing. The cancer had spread with a speed which startled the doctors. I found during those hard days and nights strength in the ringing words of the liturgy, proclaimed aloud as the congregation knelt: "Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again." I could hold onto those immutable facts.

The psalmist found the same strength in the Lord's infrangible decrees: "This day, as ever, Thy decrees stand fast: for all things serve Thee" (Ps 119:91 NEB). The Lord is not subject to vicissitudes, exigencies, and contingencies. "Accidents" are, in fact, subject to the Lord of the universe, the blessed Controller of all things.

"Thy promise endures for all time, stable as the earth which Thou hast fixed" (Ps 119:90 NEB).

He "fixes," that is, He sets in place, the whole earth. Surely He can fix and establish my heart. Every "happening" serves Him.


50 posted on 09/04/2006 11:43:17 AM PDT by JockoManning (Listen Online http://www.klove.com)
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