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El Rachum - Our God The God of Compassion

Our God Hears YOU - Don’t be afraid!

As the internet directs us to - 'Ex intimis visceribus misericordia commoveor'.   .. watch a little "truth" .. see what it means today ... http://youtu.be/i4e4Yy3Hvpo - I must suppose that when Jesus looked upon certain sights and situations -  those who watched him closely might have perceived that his "internal agitation" was great .. his emotions were running very deep .. and then his face betrayed it as His eyes gushed like fountians with tears of pity and compassion .. for Jesus Christ is the Fullness of God His Father .. El Rachum .. The God of Compassion.

In Matthew 9:35-38, we read about the "Compassion of Jesus" .. 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Every where you look in the New Testament you will see that The "Heart of Jesus" is ready to burst with pity for the sorrow upon which his eyes are gazing. Jesus see right into our hearts and into our very souls .. He knows our thoughts and all that we feel. Even today .. if you will but turn your heart toward Hime .. He is moved with compassion. His whole nature was to reach out to those in need - those who suffer and are in pain. You .. your husband .. a brother or sister .. Mom or Dad .. those to whom everything seems impossible .. families wrecked and emotional .. those torn by horrific events of this life - Tsunami's , Hurricanes, Flooding, Loss of Jobs - LOSS OF A LOVED ONE!

Today our families and friends are swept away into make believe thoughts by watching our televisions or spending endless hours on #YouTube, #Twitter or #Facebook .. as our families are being torn apart, scattered, and ravaged helplessly by the one who goes about like a "roaring lion" to seek out, ravage and destroy .. http://tinyurl.com/q62x9f2

Ask God today .. ASK Our Father, The God of Compassion .. to allow you to have "eyes to see"  .. "ears to hear" .. "eyes to hear" .. and "ears to see" - the desperation of someone around you .. those seeking to find true life .. or to hear the sounds of a little boy or girl crying out for some help .. someone needing safety .. maybe a missionariy or fellow worker .. maybe your next door neighbor?

Maybe showing "compassion" means boxing up some cloths or food for those who have just lost everything  .. sending up prayers or prayer requests on your Facebook or twitter .. maybe crying tears and sobbing for someone in your prayer closet .. today you might be the "walking wounded" .. feeling invisible and forgotten to everyone .. but, please KNOW THIS TODAY - Our God, El Rachum, sees you and He cares deeply with a compassion that is impossible to end. Your prayers and tears will not be wasted, Our God Hears Them - Don’t be afraid!

 

Part of The Body - Christains Worldwide

Welcome to The Family .. The One Body  ..

One Body but Many Parts

Our body has parts .. we are here in the US .. you are there in --------

Yet we are one body in Christ Jesus .. it does not matter what "nantionality" .. We are all given the same Spirit of Christ. God has placed each part in the body just as he wants it .. and though there are many parts, still only one body of believers - and we are all in the family of Christians. Not everyone in the body is an apostle or a prophet .. not all are teachers .. but each of us plays our part .. read 1 Corinthians 12:12-29 here ..  http://tinyurl.com/l5xqkwk 

Get a clear picture .. and ask God to show you what your role in the body of Christ should be.. in your local church .. in your family .. with your friends ..

 

Jehovah Shammah - Our God and Ever-Present Friend

Revelations of God's Character Through Jesus' Holy Spirit

If you ask your friends - “What one thing do you want most in life?”  - I’m sure their answers would come down to one popular answer - "happiness" ..
Everyone wants to be happy, and a life free of pain and suffering - RIGHT? 
 
But happiness is usually subjective in nature and changes with one's circumstances - "happiness" might come for a while after you are promoted or when you come from the doctor's office and "good health" is the prognosis ..  or when you spend a quality vacation or even a date - with someone you "love" ..

But there’s a problem with each of these, isn't there? - What happens when the circumstances change? .. when you lose your job or your health, or discover your loved one has "cancer" - When these things happen, we can also very quickly change our tune and become unhappy. What does this mean? .. should happiness be our main goal in life? What does God's Word say about "being happy" .. what we really should be seeking is "joy" in contrast to happiness, joy doesn’t depend on your circumstances - but upon your rel;ationship with God. We also know that happiness can be a by product of joy - but real joy won’t change with your circumstances. It does not matter if you are on the mountaintop or in the valley, abundance or loss The JOY of The Lord will last. 
 
The apostle Paul said it best in Philippians 4:12, I know what it’s like not to have what I need. I also know what it’s like to have more than I need. I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens. I am content whether I am well fed or hungry. I am content whether I have more than enough or not enough. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that kind of joy in our lives?

The GOOD NEWS - You can! And you only need to  look in the Word of God. Start reading the book of Philippians, and see what God has for you and count the different times that the words joy or rejoice are mentioned. Joy in suffering? Joy in serving? Joy in believing? Joy in giving? Joy in all circumstances? - But what is the "secret" source of all this "joy" ? .. The secret is in the key verse of Philippians 4:4 - Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful.   You see, true joy is found “in the Lord Jesus and your relationship with Him .. when we can know Him intimately, trust Him wholeheartedly, and treasure Him above all things, you and I will have real joy in our lives. And that "joy" will not depart from us - when life gets difficult because the Spirit of Jehovah Shammah will not allow it when life gets difficult. Take hold of the wonderful, supernatural joy that Our Father gives to you through Jesus Christ - the very "fullness" of Jehovah Shammah become man .. and whatever your situation might be, you will find contentment. And then you will find joy! True, lasting, and unchanging joy!

 

50 Years Without Jesus in Afganastan

Received this from my partners at GMO today  ..

Dear C J,
He lived half a century without Jesus. But today a grateful man from Afghanistan shares this .. “I love my Lord and I hope He accept me. Jesus Christ, I need you. I wish I can escape from my world and drop the 50 years I lived life as Muslim. I need you Jesus. I pray to receive Jesus for the first time.”

Our hope and our goal is to reach out to those people in the Middle East - from Arabs, Turks, Turkomans, Persians, Kurds, Azeris, Copts, Jews, Assyrians, Maronites, Circassians, Somalis, Armenians, Druze and numerous additional minor ethnic groups forming other significant populations. The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, and throughout its history, the Middle East has been a major center of world affairs. When discussing its ancient history, however, the term Near East is more commonly used. The Middle East is also the historical origin of major religions including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as the less common Baha'i faith, Mandaeism, Druze faith and others - who are searching for answers online. They can end up at our website – and accept Jesus!

Our hope and prayer is that visitors to our site will continue to experience "life-changing" discoveries through the work of the Holy Spirit - and that together - more people looking for hope can also say, “I need you, Jesus!”

Get in touch with God - know in your "knower"

When you get in touch with the voice in your head .. go with what you "know" in your "knower" .. and remember the Power of The 'WORD" made flesh ( Jesus ) .. and having become a man ..

ASK GOD .. Why Did Jesus Have to Be a Man?

Remember .. No man has seen God in all His glory except the very unique, special Son of the Most High ( Jesus Christ ) .. who has a special relationship with the Father, and the Holy Spirit - all three are "ONE" .. and Jesus clearly explained His Father ..

Secondly, a human had to die for the sins of humanity .. no goats, bulls, birds were sufficient to "pay the price" .. So God Himself, out of love for all the people He created, paid the debt by taking on human form Himself and sent His only begotten Son to die on a cross at Calvary. So you ASK? .. How can Jesus be God and man?  Remember .. ONLY GOD KNOWS ALL ... and Jesus has two natures, He is God and man. The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became a man so that we might have "true life" and have it more abundantly. Jesus had to become man, and WHY? .. this is well supported in the Bible.

Hebrews 2:17-18 (NIRV) says:  So he had to be made like his brothers in every way. Then he could serve God as a kind and faithful high priest. And then he could pay for the sins of the people by dying for them. He himself suffered when he was tempted. Now he is able to help others who are being tempted.

And also in Hebrews 4:14-15 says this: Jesus Is the Great High Priest -  We have a great high priest. He has gone up into the heavens. He is Jesus the Son of God. So let us hold firmly to what we say we believe. We have a high priest who can feel it when we are weak and hurting. We have a high priest who has been tempted in every way, just as we are. But he did not sin.

All the above came out of a quote someone sent me about some guy named Tolle .. and since I had never even heard of him .. and because I don't watch Oprah .. I thought I'd look him up online - he's exactly waht the Bible calls someone who "tickles peoples ears" from what I read - WOW!! .. so I extracted what jumped out at me ..

Yet Tolle's occasional realism and practical wisdom are outweighed by a worldview at odds with central Christian convictions. First, he argues that there is no ultimate distinction between humans and God since all is one. From this monistic perspective, Tolle scorns common Western usage of the term God: "There can be no subject-object relationship here, no duality, no you and God."

Not only is there no you and God—Tolle also claims there's no actual you. Pulling a page from Buddhism, Tolle says the human self is an illusion, and belief in it is the main reason for human suffering. "If a fish is born in your aquarium and you call him John, write out a birth certificate, tell him about his family history, and two minutes later he gets eaten by another fish—that's tragic," he writes in The Power of Now. "But it's only tragic because you projected a separate self where there was none." Tolle even tries to argue that Jesus affirmed this view when he told his disciples to deny themselves (Mark 8:34). According to Tolle, Jesus meant, "Negate (and thus undo) the illusion of self."

Yet the New Testament's concerns about self have to do with its corruption, not its existence. Jesus lamented those who gain the whole world but lose their very selves. The New Testament's call for the eradication of self comes in the context of the new self created in Christ (Col. 2:9-10).

Tolle's reworking of Hindu monism and Buddhist no-self thought may be popular, but one wonders whether claims such as "time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion" and "both death and the body are illusions" resonate with American readers. Then there are Tolle's impenetrable claims, such as "the energy frequency of the mind appears to be essentially male" and "at the level of Being, all suffering is recognized as an illusion." There are moments in the webcast when even Oprah seems to have no idea what he's talking about.

Son of God - Jesus Christ - Son of the Most High

What would happen if you applied the lessons from events in Jesus' life - temptation, suffering, death, resurrection—to your own? Would you come to know Him more intimately and with a greater understanding of your purpose? Would you embody more completely the mission, love, and mind of Jesus? ...   http://sharesonofgod.com/

From the creators of 'The Bible' miniseries, 'Son of God' will explore the life of Jesus Christ from his birth through the resurrection using selections of the miniseries as well as deleted scenes. The film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score. It's first motion picture about Jesus' life since Passion of the Christ released ten years ago.  Coming to Theaters February 28

Visiting with friends .. and watching the Son of God - the MOVIE is a great way for you to build awareness about the Son of the Most High God - Son of God is the first major feature film portraying the whole life of Jesus Christ in nearly 50 years, since The Greatest Story Ever Told came out in the 60s. This is one of the most anticipated movies of the year... and will surely create a lot of 20 century "buzz" .. after all it was Jesus Himself who promised in his discourse on the kingdom mission - Jesus indicates his view that persecution and proclamation are inseparable (see likewise Acts or Paul's letters, such as Paul's defense of his apostleship in 2 Cor 11:23-33).

True ministry involves suffering, especially if it is a frontline ministry to nonbelievers - and this movie will confront all of us - so-called church going Christians .. and true believers alike - Yet as Jesus reminds us in the next section, the worst our opponents can do to us is kill us, and we will die anyway with or without their persecution (Mt 10:24-33). Because persecution is a guarantee for a true disciple (2 Tim 3:12), we may question the strength of our witness if we are not experiencing any (compare, for example, Mt 5:11-12; Acts 5:41; 14:22; Gal 5:11; 1 Thess 3:3; Rev 1:9 ... remembering though these are most applicable where the gospel seriously violates long-standing cultural traditions - so I invite all my Jewish and Islamic friends to watch and listen .. then respond.

As you watch .. consider the following .. and the fact that Jesus is the "fullness" of God and became man .. The bible Outlines Eight (8) Redemptive Names of God .. ask yourself if you can see JESUS in these "NAMES" ..

JEHOVAH-JIREH - "The Lord our provider" - This is also the name Abraham gave to the place where the Lord provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac. (Gen. 22:14). Jehovah - Jireh: The Lord Who Provides Jehovah-Jireh,

JEHOVAH-NISSI - "Our banner, a banner of love and protection" - Also the name Moses gave to the altar he built after defeating the Amalekites (Ex. 17:15). - Jehovah –Nissi: The Lord Our Banner- Name Jehovah-Nissi;

JEHOVAH-SHALOM - "Our perfect peace" - Also the name Gideon gave to the altar he built at Ophrah (Judges 6:24) - Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord is Peace

JEHOVAH-TSID-KENU - "The Lord is our righteousness" - The name is applied to a future Davidic king who would lead his people to do what is right and thus bring peace (Jeremiah 23:6) and to the restored city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:16). The name is possibly a play on the name of Zedekiah ("Righteous [is] the Lord") who reigned from 597 to 587 B.C.. - Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH - "The One Who is with us everywhere for He is Omnipresent" - The Jerusalem of Ezekiel's vision (see Ezekiel 48:35 margin) was known by this name. Compare text at Isaiah 60:19-20 and Revelation 21:3.

JEHOVAH-SABAOTH - "The Lord of Hosts, our Protector." C.H. Spurgeon said this about the phrase "The Lord of Hosts: The Lord rules the angels, the stars, the elements, and all the hosts of Heaven; and the Heaven of heavens is under His sway... [the Lord] is on our side -- our august Ally; woe unto those who fight against Him, for they shall flee like smoke before the wind when He gives the word to scatter them."

JEHOVAH-RAAH - "Our Shepherd Who tenderly leads us, loves us and will keep us safe." - the famous Psalm 23 tells us that "The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not want...." Being illustrated as a shepherd implies a relationship with His sheep (His believers). The term shepherd appears approximately 80 times in the Scriptures, denotating meanings of: feeder, keeper, companion, friend, pastor and herdsman. - Jehovah-Rohi: The Lord is My Shepherd

JEHOVAH RAPHA – - "I am the Lord Your Physician or I am the Lord Your Healer - this name especially was a Name God prophetically spoke about Himself, not one that someone gave Him. Exodus 15:26. Jehovah - Rapha: The Lord Who Heals

 

 

The Image of The Invisible God

No one can get to the Father .. unless we come through Jesus .. so how do we do thet? Is that narrow minded? Who is Jesus .. that he made that statement? Our "understanding" of this statement will help us figure it out .. God Our Father  is "LIGHT" .. God is "unapproachable light" - no one can ever see Him .. no one can approach God unless in the "Spirit" ..

Consider God's Word in Colossians 1:13-16, (NIRV): 13 He has saved us from the kingdom of darkness. He has brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. 14 Because of what the Son has done, we have been set free. Because of him, all of our sins have been forgiven. Christ Is Far Above Everything 15 Christ is the exact likeness of God, who can’t be seen.  He is first, and he is over all of creation. 16 All things were created by him. He created everything in heaven and on earth. He created everything that can be seen and everything that can’t be seen. He created kings, powers, rulers and authorities. Everything was created by him and for him.
 

Now consider 1 Timothy 6:13-16, (NIRV):  13 God gives life to everything. Christ Jesus told the truth when he gave witness to Pontius Pilate. In the sight of God and Christ, I give you a command. 14 Obey it until our Lord Jesus Christ appears. Obey it completely. Then no one can find fault with it or you. 15 God will bring Jesus back at a time that pleases him. God is the blessed and only Ruler. He is the greatest King of all. He is the most powerful Lord of all. 16 God is the only one who can’t die. He lives in light that no one can get close to. No one has seen him. No one can see him. Give honor and power to him forever. Amen.

So BRILLIANT .. so BRIGHT .. This Light Cannot Be Looked Upon .. you cannot look into this "LIGHT" .. HOWEVER .. Jesus became "man" and Jesus is the "fullness" of God become man ..

Try this excercise .. imagine you are looking at a large perfectly clear diamond .. and as the light hits the diamond and passes through the facets and into your eyes .. you will be given "glimpses" of the Character of God Himself if you will look and study God's NAME as He has revealed it in His Word .. let God's Light by the power of His Holy Spirit "reveal" the images to you ..

EXAMPLE TO TEST .. Begin with one "NAME" .. for example the revealed Name of Jehovah Shammah - Our God and Our Ever-Present Friend, Our God Who NEVER Abandons us .. nor ever forsakes us ..

NOW .. for a simple moment think of this from Psalm 91 as God Speaks:

I rescue all who cling to me, I protect whoever knows my name, I answer everyone who invokes me.. now consider the "Name" - Jehovah Shammah .. and you will begin to see a facet of Spiritual Light .. in Jesus Name I Pray ..  

Speaking Up .. or Hold Your Peace!

Speaking a "right word at the right time" .. is important.  Proverbs 25:11 (NIRV) .. says: The right word at the right time is like golden apples in silver jewelry.

A wise person knows when to speak, and when to keep silent. Have you ever wished there was someone to whisper in your ear .. to be silent? Have there been times when you have been silent ... and you know in your "knower" .. you should have spoken out? When you felt strongly that something inside said - "this is your cue. Speak up!”

Consider this .. Those in attendance at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast, held in conjunction with the National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention, witnessed a time for speaking when Mother Teresa took the podium and pleaded for the lives of unborn children. Barely tall enough to be seen over the lectern, this tiny nun began her address by reading a portion of scripture, then stunned the assembled dignitaries, including the President and Vice President of the United States, by saying, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion…for if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell people not to kill each other?”

Charles Colson after the event wrote: “Mother Teresa, was invariably polite and respectful. She did not flinch in speaking the truth. She demonstrated civility wedded to bold conviction, confronting world leaders with a message of biblical righteousness.”  .. Clearly, she viewed the breakfast as a time to speak.

Pray and ask God to be your guide today .. when to speak .. what to say .. and to whom you need to say it!

El Olam - Our Everlasting God

Praise be to The Name of My God! .. El Olam .. The Everlasting God.

Our Father in Heaven .. hallowed be thy Name .. you alone are the God of History .. you alone are the Alpha and the Omega .. "EL OLAM" .. OUR EVERLASTING GOD .. Thank You for the Blood of Jesus .. 
 

Find Happiness Within

Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but making other people happy is the highest expression of our personal life's success - but it's impossible if you're not happy within ..
 
Start each day with spiritual expectations .. expectations within your vey soul. If there's one "truth" about life - it's that it lives up to your expectations. Therefore, when you rise early in the morning and condition your first thoughts of the day .. you can live expectantly.

Once your thoughts are on track .. you can better plan and prioritize. Keep one "thought conditioner" in your mind and heart .. and on your lips .. pick one and let it become your guide for today .. The Word alone .. will move you closer to your goal and purpose in life.
 
Give a gift to everyone you meet - share today's "thought conditioner" .. in an email .. in your smile .. in a word of thanks or encouragement .. in a gesture of politeness, and never pass someone without leaving them with "that something" that your inner spirit tells you to do .. or share with a stranger - always know in your knower that God has a plan and a purpose. Since you can't read minds, you don't know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing a "positive" thought based on God's Word .. will always do good.

Let go .. and let God handle all the results - The big enemy of happiness is worry, stress, depression, feelings of being "unloved" or focusing on events that are out of one's control. Once you've taken a positive action, there is nothing more you can do.

End each day with a simple prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving .. just before you go to sleep .. repeat out loud to yourself .. today's "thought conditioner" and recall one positive thing that happened in your life today as a result of today's thought conditioner - It might be something as small as how God brought you a "smile" today or something as huge as a million dollar deal - either way, whatever it is, give God the thanks and praise for this day .. because it will never come again.

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