Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Disappearing male?

Please pray for Israel and America

All together Now
Please pray for Israel and America. Please use the prayer card, and any other scriptures that are meaningful to you, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the world.

The Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), to speak out for Zion’s sake (Isaiah 62:1), to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:6) and to bless the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3). These and so many other verses of the Bible that have one overriding message-- as Christians we have a Biblical obligation to defend Israel and the Jewish people in their time of need.

Israel’s time of need is now. There is a new Hitler in the Middle East --President Ahmadinejad of Iran -- who has threatened to wipe out Israel and America and is rapidly acquiring the nuclear technology to make good on his threat. If we learned anything from the Holocaust, it is that when a madman threatens genocide we must take him seriously.

During the Holocaust, too many Christians were silent, and we were left to mourn the slaughter of 6 million Jews. Today, Bible-believing Christians must speak up and stand up for Israel. We must act to do whatever we can to protect Israel’s 6 million Jews from the second Holocaust. We must get it right this time. Our faith demands it. The times require it. Silence is not an option.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Clock Is Ticking

The Clock Is Ticking

• 40 percent of the world's population has never heard the Gospel
• 28 percent of countries have a minority Christian population
• 2,250 languages still do not have any of the Bible translated

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Names of God

THE NAMES OF GOD used in the Bible act as a roadmap for learning about the
character of God. Since the Bible is God's Word to us, the names He chooses in
scripture are meant to reveal His true nature to us.

ELOHIM: “Elohay” is the first name for God found in
the Bible, and it's used throughout the Old Testament over 2,300 times. Elohim
comes from the Hebrew root meaning "strength" or "power",
and has the unusual characteristic of being plural in form. Right from the
start, this plural form for the name of God is used to describe the One God, a
mystery that is uncovered throughout the rest of the Bible. Throughout
scripture, Elohim is combined with other words to describe certain
characteristics of God:

Elohim: "Creator" Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth.”

Elohay Elohim: “God Of Gods” Deuteronomy
10:17, Numbers 23:19, Psalms 19:1

Elohay Chaiyim: “Living God”
Jeremiah 10:10

Elohay Kedoshim: “Holy God”
Leviticus 19:2, Joshua 24:19

Elohay Kedem: “God of the Beginning”
Deuteronomy 33:27

Elohay Mauzi: “God Of My Strength” Psalm

Elohay Marom: “God Of Heights” Micah 6:6

Elohay Mikarov: “God Who Is Near” Jeremiah 23:23

Elohay Mishpat: “God
Of Justice” Isaiah 30:18

Elohay Selichot: “God Of Forgiveness” Nehemiah 9:17

Elohay Tehilati: “God Of My Praise” Psalm 109:1

Elohay Yishi: “God Of My Salvation” Psalm 18:47,

"EL" is another name used for God in the Bible,
showing up about 200 times in the Old Testament. El is the simple form
arising from Elohim, and is often combined with other words for descriptive

El Shaddai: "God
Almighty" Genesis 17:1

El HaNe'eman: “The Faithful God” Deuteronomy 7:9

El HaGadol: “The Great God” Deuteronomy 10:17

El HaKadosh: “The Holy God”
Isaiah 5:16

El Yisrael: “The God Of
Israel” Psalm 68:35

El HaShamayim: “The
God Of The Heavens” Psalm 136:26

El De'ot: “The God Of
Knowledge” 1 Samuel 2:3

El Emet: “The God Of
Truth” Psalm 31:6

El Yeshuati: “The God Of My
Salvation” Isaiah 12:2

El Elyon: “The Most High
God” or “God Most High” Genesis

Immanu El: “God Is With
Us” Isaiah 7:14

El Olam: “The God Of
Eternity” Genesis 21:33 or "Everlasting
God" Isaiah 40:28-31

El Echad: “The One God”
Malachi 2:10

El Roi: "Strong One Who
Sees" Genesis 16:13:

"ELAH" is another name for God, used about 70
times in the Old Testament. Again, when combined with other words, we see
different attributes of God:

Elah Yerush'lem:
“God of Jerusalem” Ezra 7:19

Elah Yisrael:
“God of Israel” Ezra 5:1, Isaiah 1:4

Elah Sh'maya:
“God of Heaven” Ezra 7:23

Elah Sh'maya V'Arah: “God
of Heaven and Earth” Ezra 5:11

YHVH is the Hebrew word that
translates as “LORD” in our English Bibles (all
capitals). Found more often in the Old
Testament than any other name for God, approximately 7,000 times. The title is
also referred to as the "Tetragrammaton," meaning the "The Four
Letters". The name of God, too sacred to be uttered, abbreviated ( . . .
.) or written "YHWH" without vowel points.

YHVH is the covenant name of
God. YHVH comes from the Hebrew verb "to be" and is the special name
that God revealed to Moses at the burning bush. "And God said to Moses,
I AM who I AM; and He said, thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has
sent me to you... this is My eternal name, and this is how I am to be recalled
for all generations'" (Exodus 3:14-15).

YHVH declares God's absolute being - the source of everything, without
beginning and without end.

Jews stopped pronouncing this name by about 200 A.D. out of fear of breaking
the commandment "You shall not take the name of YHVH your God in
vain" Exodus 20:7. Although some pronounce YHVH as "Yahweh",
or “Jehovah” scholars really don't know the proper pronunciation.

/ YHWH: Genesis 2:4: “When the Lord God made the earth and the
heavens…”Jehovah - Elohim: “LORD
God” Genesis 2:4, Exodus 6:2-3 Jehovah - Jireh:
"The Lord will provide" Genesis 22:14: Jehovah - Maccaddeshem:
"The Lord your Sanctifier" Exodus 31:13Jehovah - M'kadesh: “The
LORD Who Makes Holy” Ezekiel 37:28 Jehovah - Nissi: "The Lord our Banner"
Exodus 17:15 Jehovah
- O'saynu: “The LORD our Maker” Psalm 95:6Jehovah - Rapha: "The Lord our Healer"
Exodus 15:26 Jehovah - Rohi: "The Lord my Shepherd"
Psalm 23:1 Jehovah - Sabbaoth: "The Lord of Hosts" Isaiah
6:1-3, I Samuel 1:3 Jehovah - Shalom: “The
LORD of Peace” Judges 6:24 Jehovah - Shammah: "The Lord who is Present"
Ezekiel 48:35Jehovah - Tsidkenu: "The Lord our Righteousness" Jeremiah
23:6, 33:16Jehovah - Yireh: “The
LORD who Sees and Provides” Genesis 22:13-14

The LORD who revealed Himself as YHVH in the Old Testament is revealed as
Yeshua (Jesus) in the New Testament.

8:12-18 Jesus presents himself as the "I AM." When challenged by some
Jewish leaders regarding His claim of seeing Abraham, Jesus replied, "Truly,
truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM."

2:9-11 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name
that is above all every name that at name of Jesus every knee should bow, in
heaven and earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord…”

Psalms 8:1 “O Lord, our
Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Worshipping God

Worship is comprised
of parts or elements including hearing God’s Word, praying, meditating, singing
and bringing gifts of tithes and offerings. “I will sacrifice a thank offering
to you and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in
the presence of all His people” (Psalm 116:17-18). Worship also includes the
celebration of both baptism and communion.

Worship describes our human
response to divine revelation. God has said something and we respond to it.
Worship is an active and open declaration to God of His worth in an intimate
and spontaneous manner allowing Him to touch us with His life-transforming

Why should we worship?

Because our God is great
and worthy of all praise. “Come, let
us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation”
(Psalm 95:1)

We were made to worship. The primary purpose of the church and all believers
in Jesus Christ is to glorify the Lord our God. “Ascribe to the Lord, O
families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the
Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the
earth”(Psalm 96:7-9).

We connect with the
living God. In worship we become preoccupied
with the Lord. We don’t just watch it take place we participate in it! ”Praise
the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him you servants of the Lord, you
who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God”
(Psalm135: 1-2).

What happens when we worship?

When we worship, our God
is magnified. “For God is the King
of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise. God reins over the nations;
God is seated on His holy throne” (Psalm 47:7-8).

Worship enlarges our
horizons and changes our perspectives.
Praise and worship is the language of faith. “I will exalt you, O Lord, for you
lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my
God, I called to you for help and you healed me” (Psalm 30:1-2).

Worship enhances our
lives with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving. “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts
with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name” (Psalm 100:4).

Worship renews our spirit
as we stand in awe at His glory and grace. “Be still and know that I AM God” (Psalm 46:10). “Glory in His holy
name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice” (Psalm 105:3).

What is missing from Ch ch?


So come on and give him praise!
God Bless You All

Friday, November 7, 2008


Sometimes we wonder, 'What did I do to deserve this?' or 'Why did God have to do this to me?' Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong: she's failing algebra; her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, 'Absolutely, Mom, I love your cake'

'Here, have some cooking oil,' her Mother offers. 'Yuck,' says her daughter.

'How about a couple raw eggs?' 'Gross, Mom!'
'Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?'

'Mom, those are all yucky!'

To which the mother replies: 'Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about, I did.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Monday, November 3, 2008


the power of our spoken words, the Bible offers many blessings of fulfillment,
joy, fruitfulness, freedom, provision, protection, triumph, knowledge, wisdom,
honor, health, grace, warnings, discernment and eternal life.
10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life…”
10:31 “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom...”
12:14 “From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things…”
12:18 “the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
12:19 “truthful lips endure forever.”
12:22 “He delights in men who are truthful.”
13:3 “He who guards his lips guards his life.”
15:2 “The tongue of the wise commands knowledge.”
15:23 “A man finds joy in giving an apt reply- and how good is a timely word!”
16:24 “pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the
21:23 “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.”
22:11 “He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the
king for his friend.”
23:9 “Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.”
25:11 “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
29:11 “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under
30:5 “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in
Peter 3:10 “For whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue
from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.”