I've had this word on my heart for several days now. I hope you know that days of refreshing are coming your way!
I've had this word on my heart for several days now. I hope you know that days of refreshing are coming your way!
It's been several months since my last post. Hopefully, my writing hiatus is over. To be honest, it's been a rough season. I'm sure it has been for you too. Yet, I am reminded tonight that Yeshua has a plan... He always does. The key is doing whatever He tells me to do!
I hope you find comfort in my latest post :)
To many, turning water into wine sounds ludicrous; yet, it was a supernatural feat that Yeshua performed in front of many eyewitnesses. However, it’s not the miracle that I want to concentrate on, it’s the words of a mother who was absolutely convinced her son was more than just a mortal man:
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he (Jesus) tells you.” (John 2:5)
Today, these words have come to life inside of my weary heart, and it’s like I can hear the ancient testimony of a trusting mother personally saying to me: “Beth, do whatever my Son tells you to do!”
Yet, even though this is a familiar passage to me, I am forgetful and [often] need to be reminded of just how powerful Messiah’s words are. So, I had to revisit one Jewish man’s account of Messiah’s first miracle, and this is what I found:
My take-away from this miraculous intervention is this:
This evening, as I sit back and meditate on the words of Jesus’ mother, my faith has been watered in new ways. And I have been reminded that faith in Messiah is an unusual faith. How so? Well, He requires belief coupled with action. Belief in His words, belief in His abilities, belief in His faithfulness, belief in His goodness, and belief that He will act on behalf of the one who waits and responds to Him. For those who are willing to set aside their pride, and [in faith] believe in Yeshua’s words, He will come and interrupt your timeline too. The unusual will happen. With rapid response, miracles, both natural and supernatural, will unfold in your life. Then you will become the overcomer you are destined to be:
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death (Revelation 12:11).
It's been awhile since I wrote, but I always have something brewing in my heart. Yet, recently I have found myself in an uncomfortable "in-between" place that made me want to give up writing for good.
What's the "in-between" place? Well, it's a place, much like a desert, that makes you uncomfortable and exposes your every weakness. It's the place where you've left "Egypt", you can see the Promise, but you feel like your journey to get there will never end. And, if you belong to Messiah, then you will go through many "in-between" places as you wait for God's promise to become a reality in your life.
That's where I am right now- the "in-between" place! And I know you have found yourself in this same place more than once in your life. If you are waiting and hoping for the promise of God to be fulfilled, then read my latest teaching: The In-Between Places.
The In-Between Places
While trying on clothes today, I had one of those “ugh” moments. Ladies you can sympathize with my experience. You know that trying on clothes can be a harrowing experience, and today was no different. Yet, even though it frustrated me, I really had no reason to feel that way. This year I have lost a good amount of weight, yet; right now I’m in between sizes. The next smaller size is a little too snug for my comfort, but the larger size looks like I’m wearing a tent. Instead of rejoicing in my progress, I sighed a few depressing sighs before coming to a very important realization: I was in an “in-between” place. My next weight loss goal was within reach, but the seemingly snail-like progress made me lose sight of my soon coming victory.
Maybe you feel like you are in between places? Well, you're not alone! After my “ugh” experience with trying on clothes, it hit me that I was not only in between sizes, but I was also in between personal victories, and my “in- between place” was starting to feel permanent which frustrated me. This, in turn, caused me to fear and doubt God’s goodness. So after this “aha” moment, I considered Biblical examples of this phenomenon, and three quickly came to mind.
Here are a few:
By the way, there are many more examples of Biblical characters who found themselves in the “in-between” places. I’m sure you can think of a few more to add to my list. But did you notice the one major theme? Trust! God’s children learned the art of trusting the Almighty for everything. They learned to put no confidence in the flesh, and to rely on the guidance of the Almighty. And as a child of the Most High, you and I have a unique helper- the Holy Spirit who takes up residence inside of everyone who confesses Messiah as Lord.
So ask yourself this question: Have I learned to reject my flesh and fully trust the Holy Spirit's guidance? It's a process, I know, but this kind of trust can only be made perfect in our “in-between” places! And if we're not careful, like the children of Israel, we will find ourselves in an "in-between" place much longer than expected because we didn't fix our attitude and let the Holy Spirit perfect our trust in God's timing. So today that is what I am asking the Holy Spirit to help me with, and I hope you make this your prayer too. And as you read Psalm 12, I hope you discover what David learned: God’s promises are always tested! And it’s in the “in-between” places that His word becomes our greatest source of strength.
With this in mind, here are my God notes for Psalm 12.
The Lord tests.... Ummm those are not the words I like or even want to hear, but they are words that every mature believer needs to hear. What about you? Maybe you are one of those people who have severe test anxiety. I don't, normally, but lately I have been rather anxious because I am in a place where I know that God is testing me with His Word. And as a woman who believes strongly in the power of the Written Word, it should come as no surprise that God would eventually put my beliefs/trust to the test. Yet, when rubber meets the road, I have found myself on pins and needles just watching and waiting for the faithfulness of God's Word to come to pass in my own life.
Thankfully, God is a good teacher, and He only tests when He knows we are ready. He must have felt I was ready. So today I want to encourage you to rejoice if you are in a place of testing because God obviously believes you will pass with flying colors. It may not feel like it now, but you can trust the Master Teacher.
With this in mind, here is my latest teaching and My God Notes!
Your Greatest Test Concerns Your Destiny!- Psalm 11
David was anointed King of Israel, but it took years to see the promise come to fruition. Why so long? Well, the reigning King despised David, wasn’t quite ready to give up his prized throne, and more than once even tried to have David killed. In the natural, it looked next to impossible that David would ever ascend the throne. The “odds” were undoubtedly stacked against David like a strongly-fortified wall that couldn’t be penetrated, and this bleak picture even caused David to question (more than once) his calling and destiny:
I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy (Psalm 42:9)?”
David often felt forgotten and forsaken by the very God he claimed to love. And like you and I, David asked God “why” a lot! Yes, he had a promise, but he also faced an enemy who fought ruthlessly to keep him from fulfilling his destiny. You too have an ancient foe-his name is Satan!
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8).
Overcomer, maybe you are crying out to God, just like David, asking the same ol' question, "why?" Have you clung to a promise for so long that it now seems impossible it could ever come to pass? Has the fight left you feeling hopeless and unsure of your future? You are not alone. Satan loves to wear out the saints:
But resist him (Satan), firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. (1 Peter 5:9).
So what do you do when the story of your life paints a not so promising picture? What do you do when the fight has left your spirit? What do you do when the enemy ambushes you? And what do you do when you now laugh at God’s promises rather than believe them? Well, do you remember ol’ Abraham and his wife Sarah? They too had a promise to contend for:
But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him (Genesis 17:19).”
In one moment, the Sovereign Lord God personally showed up and assured Abraham of his destiny. But in the natural, it simply seemed impossible. Poor Sarah even got to the place where she laughed at the thought of her aging body ever producing a child:
Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also (Genesis 18:12)?”
She knew her body’s limitations, and like you and I so often do, she looked at the limitations instead of looking to God. When faced with the “odds”, Sarah doubted the One who had proven time and time again that He is limitless:
“Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son (Genesis 18:14).”
So let me ask you this, “Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?” I know. I know you’ve heard this “saying” time and time again, but today is different. How do I know? Well, Sarah’s time came, and now her story is recorded in the pages of God’s greatest story:
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised (Genesis 21:1).
David’s time came too, and now he is revered as one of Israel’s greatest kings:
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years (2 Samuel 5:4).
Listen, your time is coming. Do not give up on God’s Word/promise to you because of what your eyes see in the natural. Just like Abraham, your faith is the key to receiving every promise God has made:
For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith (Romans 4:13).
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise (Galatians 3:29).
Today, as you read Psalm 11, you will discover that God is the quintessential teacher, and teachers loves tests. I should know! It may be that the promise that you are about to give up on is simply a test of your faith in God's faithful Word. Remember, God tested Job, and you are not too big for a test! So with this in mind, here are my God Notes for Psalm 11.
My God Notes Psalm 11
It's been a few weeks since I've updated my site. There are a few reasons for this, but one is the fact that I have had the worst carpal tunnel pain EVER! I am currently living off ibuprofen. So I covet your prayers. But during this time, I've had a lot of writing ideas. Today, I decided to press through and just write. And I'm so glad I did!
If you’ve ever felt abandoned, neglected, or even forsaken, I can assure you that you are not alone. Maybe you have even grieved a loss so great that you no longer see a way out of the pain? Still, you’re not alone. Ancient Israel was well acquainted with suffering and even captivity. They often needed the encouraging words of a prophet to get their focus off of their pain and onto the eternal. What about you? Do you need the same? If so, keep reading...
Long before the Messiah entered the picture of humanity, the prophet Isaiah became a source of encouragement that God’s chosen people so desperately needed. As the Holy Spirit breathed life into the prophet's words, the people were filled with much needed hope, grace, and vision for a promising future.
For the Lord has called you! (Isaiah 54:6a)
Israel was called by God! I'm sure that gave them hope because it’s nice to know that God is involved in your life and even calling you to greater things, but you need to know that your calling doesn’t come without a price. Israel knew this, and the rest of the verse reveals a pain that cut so deep, I have no doubt it affected their present and future vision.
Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,
Says your God (Isaiah 54:6).
As I read this passage, somehow their pain brought my own pain to the surface. Amazingly that’s how this ancient text works. It’s supernaturally alive, active, and sharper than the sharpest of swords. Lately, I’ve felt the same feelings: forsaken, grieved, and rejected. But I knew there was more to the story than the pain Israel endured, and if I kept on reading I would find hope in the midst of my own darkness:
For a brief moment I forsook you,
But with great compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger
I hid My face from you (for a moment),
But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,
Says the LORD your Redeemer (Isaiah 54: 7-8).
I highlighted the hope in that passage, but I also highlighted the part that shows God’s displeasure with His own people. Why? Well, because in our day and age, there is a strong movement that suggests God simply sits in the Heavens, with a silly grin on His face, and winks at sin. Yet, Israel can testify to the fact that this is a bold face lie. They endured the pain of rejection. Their own God, the God of the whole earth, forsook them, and even raged against them. Yet, in this same passage, God reveals Himself as a compassionate restorer who is full of eternal lovingkindness! I don't know about you, but I needed to hear that.
Maybe you haven’t done anything deserving of the rejection and abandonment you've experienced. I’m sure Israel felt that they received a harsher punishment than they deserved too. But that’s not really the point here. Because the best news of all, and for everyone Jew and Gentile alike, was displayed when God Himself announced “I am your Redeemer.”
Says the LORD your Redeemer (Isaiah 54:8)
Without a doubt, Israel knew what that meant. I’m sure the story of Ruth and Boaz came to mind as they heard Isaiah’s words. If you don’t recall the story, Boaz, a Jew and non-relative of a gentile woman, willingly chose to become Ruth’s kinsman redeemer. In ancient Israel, the redeemer paid a hefty price to buy back or purchase something or someone. And this beloved story set the pattern for the redemptive work that God always intended to do:
But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law so that He might redeem (pay the price for sin) those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons (Galatians 4:4-5).
I’m so glad that God, in the flesh, became our Redeemer. I’m so thankful that Messiah Yeshua willingly paid a price He didn’t owe- revealing God’s everlasting lovingkindness to His people and ultimately to the world! And I know the pain that I’ve felt, that you’ve felt, and that ancient Israel felt can’t compare to the future glory revealed in Christ, the Redeemer:
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT).
Listen, today it might seem like God is far away from your troubles, but take heart because His unseen redemptive work has always been alive and active. And today He still redeems lives from pits of darkness. The glory that awaits us (in Christ) is greater than any troubles we now face.
With this hope in mind, here are my God Notes for Psalm 10!
My God Notes- Psalm 10
My Prayer- Psalm 10
Sometimes it seems that You hide Yourself in times of trouble. And today it often looks like the wicked are prospering while the Godly suffer. But the Psalmist declared that You do see the evil that permeates our land, and You will execute justice for all who are oppressed. By faith I declare that You are King forever! And the King that I serve hears every prayer that is offered in humility. Thank you Father for Your eternal redemptive work.
In Messiah Yeshua’s name,
Have you ever lost your house keys or car keys? No doubt you have. These days, I purposefully keep my keys attached to a cloth necklace and, at times, even wear them around my neck because this ol’ girl is forgetful. Truth be told, I’ve locked myself out of the house more than once. So I am well-acquainted with the heart-pounding crisis that can erupt when you lose your keys.
But, do you realize there are keys that you can’t afford to lose? Jesus spoke about them when He told His followers these words:
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19).”
You probably don’t even think about the above keys as often as you think about your house and car keys. To be honest, I know I don’t. You definitely can’t “wear” these spiritual keys around your neck in a literal sense. But they are important, and it’s easy to lose them if you don’t keep them close.
So what’s so important about these particular keys? Well first they come directly from Jesus Himself. That fact alone implies authority. And if you are a spiritual key holder, then you possess special authority that only followers of Messiah can lay hold of. There’s also the fact that keys open doors- locked doors! I don’t know about you, but I’ve needed a few “locked” doors to be opened for me once or twice. And once those doors fling open, I’ve felt that sigh of relief that only comes from knowing that what’s behind the door, I now have access to.
But what makes these keys even more unique is the fact that they have authority to bind and loose. Sadly, this scripture has been misused and misunderstood in the Pentecostal/Charismatic circles way too often. We think we can bind the Devil and loose blessings, but that’s not what’s being taught. The first-century hearers understood that Messiah was speaking about legal authority. From Caesarea Philippi, the disciples were entrusted (by Messiah Himself) with the authority to institute New Covenant (Jeremiah 31) doctrine for current and future followers of Messiah. And because of their obedience, we are the recipients of Apostolic, first-century teachings which, like the Torah, were meticulously recorded for the sole purpose of being passed on to future generations.
So why is all of this important? Well, for a couple reasons. First, most Jews (not all) reject the authority of the New Testament. They only want to hear Torah (and that’s why it’s so important that Christians know Torah), but in rejecting the New Covenant, they are also rejecting the words of the Prophet Jeremiah who wrote:
“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people (Jeremiah 31:33).”
But listen, it’s not just Jews who reject the New Testament’s authority, many so-called Christians even attempt to reinterpret it to fit the times we are living in. Yet, they don’t possess the authority (or blessing) to do so.
When I saw Him (Messiah Yeshua), I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades (Revelation 1:17-18).”
Since Messiah is the possessor of the keys (all keys), He also is the One who gets to decide who gets to use these keys, and He chose 12 unlearned Jews. And because of His choice, we have a complete Bible- both Old and New Covenants. These two “libraries” contain the keys to our livelihood! And that’s why these spiritual keys can’t be neglected or sat on a shelf to accumulate dust. We absolutely need the authority of the Word of God in our lives. If you don’t have it, then you have lost the most important keys you will ever need. And I dare say, you are foolishly using a counterfeit key to direct your life. That will prove to be disastrous!
The Psalmist possessed the true keys. He understood the treasure of God’s House, God’s Word, and a life of worship. He kept these “keys” close to his heart:
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper (doorkeepers possessed keys!) in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness (Psalm 84:10).
I pray that you will keep the keys of God's Word close to your heart. Don't ever set them down because when you do, you lose spiritual authority that has been given to you!
With that in mind, here are my God Notes for Psalm 9!
My God Notes- Psalm 9
My Prayer- Psalm 9
Once again I am humbled by Your Word. For in it, I find that You are knowable, You are a righteous judge, You are a stronghold for the oppressed, and You do great exploits! The Psalmist understood Your greatness and power and the fact that You will one day judge the world! He possessed the keys of life. Lord Most High, help me to keep these keys close to my heart. Direct and order my steps with Your Word. In You, alone there is salvation.
In Yeshua’s name,
This morning I was looking at my SlideShare account and noticed I had some recent visitors from Iran (of all places)! That has happened only one other time before. That's exciting.
Yesterday I saw an article on Fox news (and I will link it to this blog) about Iran's growing underground church movement. I don't know about you, but it's sometimes hard to remember to pray for America's "sworn" enemy, yet we need to intercede for the millions of people who are in bondage to that mentality and could die without knowing Jesus as Savior.
There are multitudes of testimonies coming out of this country that many young, disillusioned Muslims are leaving Islam and turning to Christianity. That doesn't happen without a tremendous price and quite possibly martyrdom.
By the way, the numbers may seem small, but remember all it takes is for one person to come to Christ, and that one can become a powerful evangelist.
Here is a screen shot with proof that God is moving in Iran! Also click here for the link to the Fox news article.
When I first came to the Lord, my name’s meaning left a deep impression on my young heart:
Elizabeth: consecrated (set apart, sanctified, dedicated) to God.
Beth: House of God
Even though I was given this name from birth, it was many years before I began to live up its meaning. Amazingly, though, God saw treasure in little ol’ me; and, from my mother’s womb He, alone, put my name in her heart- a name that would one day mean something to the one it had been given to.
But to be honest, it’s been years since I’ve given it much thought. So I was kind of surprised when the words “consecrated to God” ran through my mind this morning. Yet, like all good parents, God has a way of reminding His children of things they need to be reminded of. And He obviously thought I needed a refresher. So for a moment, I lingered in the memory and knowledge that the Most High God had set me apart long before I ever knew it:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…
What about you? Are you living up to your name? Maybe your name doesn’t have such a great meaning, or maybe you’ve been called some ugly names, but not the one that God has for you! Do you remember Jabez? He was given a name that meant “pain,” and I’m sure he was reminded of his painful beginning more than once. Yet, somehow his little story ended up in the pages of God’s greatest story! And his ending was much more glorious than his beginning:
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.” Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested (1 Chronicles 4:9, 10).
So, please listen to the Father’s heart for you this morning because He wants you to know that if you belong to His Son, then you bear His name. And you have Messiah’s royal blood pumping through your veins. Do you know what His Son calls you? He says that you’re an overcomer!
Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5:5)?
So it doesn’t really matter if your earthly name has a special meaning or not. What matters is that you live up to the heavenly name the King of Kings has given you.
As you read Psalm 8, I pray you discover that you have been in the King’s thoughts longer than you could ever realize. And hopefully, today, you will gain new perspective on God’s majesty and splendor. The greatest thing that you could take away from this Psalm is this: Jehovah Adonai cares for you!
My God Notes- Psalm 8
My Prayer- Psalm 8
You are great & greatly to be praised. Jehovah Adonai, Your name is majestic, glorious, splendid, excellent, and mighty. Father, even though You created all that I see, You still think about me. But You don’t stop there. You even watch over me and visit me with Your presence!
Lord, thank you for crowning me, Your lowly creation, with glory and majesty. Even though I may not realize it, You have put ALL things under my feet. O Lord my Lord, how majestic is Your name in all of the earth.
As I read through Psalm 7, I must admit I was taken back by David’s words. His bold prayer even stopped me in my tracks, and overwhelmed me with emotion. For a moment, I found myself wondering if I could even pray David’s prayer with the same assurance that he seemed to possess. Take a look:
LORD my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands--
if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause have robbed my foe--
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
let him trample my life to the ground
and make me sleep in the dust.
Yeah, those words are pretty intense. Could you pray like this- with absolute surety of your innocence? Listen, before that prayer ever left my heart (and lips), I would have to do some serious self-examination, first. Because, in essence I would be asking God to take my life if I was in the wrong! That’s scary.
Yet, I have no doubt, David’s prayer came from a contrite heart; but, it is pretty daring, don’t you think? However, David lived on the front lines. To the onlooker, it seemed that this man was in a never-ending conflict just to obtain the promises of God in his life. Battle after battle awaited David. And when he first started out, David didn’t have the luxury of hiring a body guard for protection. Nope! The Lord, alone, was his armed defense. So if David’s words seem a little bold, it’s simply because this man didn’t have time for wimpy prayers. His very life depended on God’s favor and help in time of need.
What about you? Today, you may not be in a literal battle for your life, but do you realize that when you decided to follow Jesus, you entered a spiritual war that, like David’s battle, seems never-ending? You will have to pray some bold prayers if you want to see the promises of God fulfilled in your life. But, before you pray with absolute assurance of your guiltlessness, it would be wise to do some soul-searching. Take time to ask God to cleanse you from sin, iniquity, and anything keeping you from daring to pray bold prayers. The blood of Jesus is the righteous covering you must have! And once your heart is right before the Most High God, then with assurance you can absolutely make your requests known:
Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Philippians 4:6).
My God Notes- Psalm 7
My Prayer- Psalm 7
You are the One, True God. You are the Most High God. You are a righteous judge. You are my shield and my savior. Lord, test my heart and see if there is anything wicked in it. Examine me in the light of Your Holy Word, and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
Like Your servant, David, I will offer a sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving to You, the Most High God. Thank you Lord that You deliver me, that You saved me, that You rescue me, that You cleanse me, that You test me, and that You show Your mighty power to me. Father, You are worthy of all praise and honor.
Lord, today help me to boldly approach Your throne of Grace and make my requests know to You.
In Yeshua’s name, Amen.
I was reviewing the analytics from my Slide Share account, and I love that so many countries have viewed my teachings and visited this website. So here is an updated list of recent countries:
1. Gaborone, Botswana
2. Sao Paulo, Brazil; Congonhas, Brazil; Araci, Brazil
3. Sao Mateus, Brazil; Descoberto, Brazil; Sao Goncalo, Brazil
4. Uithoorn, Netherlands
5. Hanoi, Vietnam
6. Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Baku, Azerbaijan
10. Satu Mare, Romania
11. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (BTW- I get lots of views from Saudi Arabia!)
12. Johanessburg, South Africa
13. Brussels, Belgium
14. Pune, India; Mumbai, India
17. Jakarta, Indonesia
18. Brescia, Italy
19. Amman, Jordan
22. Dubai UAE
23. South Korea
It's exciting to me that all of these countries viewed this site or my slideshares in just the last week! I am reminded of the words recorded in the book of Daniel:
“But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4
The time we are living in is so unique that you don't even have to enter a nation to share the Word of God, all you have to do is put it on the World Wide Web. I'm reminded of the words of Jesus who said,
If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me.
Even though Jesus was speaking about His death on the Cross, the spiritual application is clear: Our job is to be faithful in lifting up the name of Jesus & the nations WILL undoubtedly come to Him!
By the way, I am 100% convinced that we are living in the times that Daniel wrote about- the end times! If you're living life on the edge of sin (or have embraced it completely), it's time to have a come to Jesus moment. But you need more than "fire insurance", you absolutely need a relationship with the Living Lord who, by His great grace, laid down His own life and paid the penalty for your sins. Here are some scriptures to meditate on today:
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
- Isaiah 53:5 (Yes! It is Messianic, contrary to what your rabbi might tell you)
By oppression and judgment He (Messiah) was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He (Messiah) was cut off out of the land of the living
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
- Isaiah 53:8
And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
- Hebrews (Brit Hadasha) 9:22
-How are your sins forgiven without a Temple?
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
- Romans (Brid Hadasha) 10:9
So that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth. And that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians (Brit Hadasha) 2:10
I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me (is God talking about Himself? Is this God in the flesh?) whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son (Remember, God has a son), and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
- Zechariah 12:10 (Who was pierced? Who was rejected by Israel?)
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
-The Words of Jesus Christ Revelation 22:12
My name is Beth Frisby, and I have a passion for God's Word. As an educator, my heart is to teach the Bible especially the book with a blessing- Revelation.