Our Close Relative

    I am  a Christian.

  I believe the Lord Jesus Messiah, that He is the Son of God and thus He is part of   the GODHEAD Whom we Christians serve and worship.

 Who is this God?....HE is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the God of Israel.              Genesis  12:1-3, Genesis  21:12& Genesis 35:1-13. , Romans :7

 I give thanks to our LORD and Saviour that by HIS grace I can claim  my place as a   Born  Again Christian in the Church which belongs to GOD. A Bible believing and   GOD honouring  Church who seek to serve the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY through the   Name of JESUS HIS SON.

 To be part of an Assembly of Christians who seek only GOD in CHRIST JESUS and   who  come to fellowship and Worship GOD in SPIRIT and  TRUTH......a group of   devoted  Christians who do not seek their own fame or fortune within the   Assembly...who do not  want the focus of their Brothers and Sisters on themselves   but on JESUS our LORD and  SAVIOUR, This is the mark of a true Christian. Those   who love the Brethren and have a love  and a heart for those lost in this World who   have not yet called upon the Name of the LORD  our SAVIOUR.

  We rejoice to hear the Word of GOD faithfully preached, with truth and in the   Power of the  HOLY SPIRIT, not wanting to have our ears tickled by those who only   seek to entertain and    deliver a dead, powerless gospel which cannot save nor feed   those who are saved.

 The soul of the Christian rejoices and delights in the sound of the voice of the   preacher  when HE  faithfully brings the Word of GOD and the Scriptures are alive   in his  preaching. Not with fanfare and productions but with forceful simplicity and   sincerity.

 There is an  urgent need for the continuance and growth of the preaching of the Gospel of  GOD and JESUS......CHRIST ON THE CROSS AND HIM CRUCIFIED FOR SIN....in these days  ..because the  time is short. The Lord  Jesus Messiah is about  to return firstly for His  Church and then to  His people, Israel. We can read of this in   the following.....    1Thessalonians 5:1-11  1Corinthians 15:51-55(Rapture)           and Ezekeil 43:1-4 & Revelation  19:11-16 (The Return of  Jesus, King of Israel)

 Only this can save a poor lost soul, or direct a lost sheep back to the fold from which it  has strayed.

 And we must remember and believe that the Word of GOD ...the Bible, is not made up of  myths and legends, which have no relevence nor value in todays world.

 The Bible is the WORD OF GOD, the Power of GOD for Salvation, needful and relevent for  all  time, for HIS Word will not fade nor pass away, and is given for reproof and the growth  of those who believe, to focus our attention on GOD .....FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

 The BIble was handed down to us by GOD HIMSELF through the Patriarchs, the Prophets  and  the Apostles, and every part of it has a reason for being there. 

 The Old Testaments forshadows the New Testament and all that was to come about in the  life, death and Resurrection of JESUS the MESSIAH.

The Scarlet Thread of this Prophesy winds it way throughout the whole of Scripture.

 We who are Christians should have on our hearts a real heart- felt love and care for  the  people of Israel, God’s chosen people. We must as Christians be seen to be what we are in  our love for  each-other, yes, but also as members of the Church of Jesus Messiah,  His  betrothed Bride, we must  also have love and respect for His people Israel, to whom by  virtue of that betrothal to the King of  Israel, Jesus Messiah, we have become close  relatives  to the Jewish People, the children of Israel.  John  10: 16,

  After-all......Jesus our Messiah and Redeemer is Himself in                      His flesh a  Jewish  man...  Matthew 1:1-17 & LUKE   3:23-38

 So where did I get this from? you might ask. Well, the Bible in its completeness has given  us many  lessons and pictures, “types and examples “if you will, in both the Old and the  New Testaments.

  Remember we need to take the whole Bible into account, paying attention to only the Old or the New Testament will only give you  half of the  teaching and revelation of God to His  people.

 So the Old Testament points to the coming of the One who was foretold from the  Beginning...from before the World was made.    Genesis 3:14- 15 and John 1:

 On the other hand, the New Testament is the fulfillment of those prophesies. John1:14

 So we can look into the Old Testament and open the Book of Ruth….what a beautiful  picture of Jesus,  Israel and the Church it is.

 In it we see Ruth the daughter in law of Naomi pledging to her mother in law to be with her  no matter  what. Ruth 1:16-18

 Ruth is redeemed by the close relative of Naomi, and Ruth’s by virtue of her marriage into  the  Nation of Israel. This man’s name was Boaz, who for us is a clear picture of Jesus  Messiah in His  redeeming work upon the Cross where He bought us through the shedding  of His Blood in payment  for our transgressions.

 Ruth’s willingness to follow Naomi back to Israel even though she herself was a Moabitess  and as  such,  would not be welcome in Israel, by faith she came to Israel, and because of  that faith and  willingness  she was redeemed by Boaz, the close relative. Ruth 4:1-12

 So we as professors of Christianity  because of our faith/belief in our Lord Jesus who is  also our  Redeemer and by virtue of the grace of God makes us therefor sons of God we  are a close relative of  Jesus Messiah.Acts13:48, Romans 8:15-17.

 We are also brought into the commonwealth of Israel by virtue of our marriage to Jesus  who is King of Israel, a Jewish man. Revelation 21:9

 We must remember that the Jewish people are heirs by virtue of blood Genesis 12:2. We  Christians, the  Nation called out onto God are heirs by virtue of the promise. Romans 9:8

 There had to be a blood line for our Messiah Jesus to come to earth, those of Abraham's  blood, Abraham was told by God that through him all the Nations of the earth would be  blessed Genesis 12:3.   How do non Jewish people attain admittance to that promise? Well    we  are brought close by virtue of  our betrothal to the King of Israel (Jesus) and our place  as  Christians..... as the bride of Messiah Jesus.    Revelation 21:9 .

 What I am saying here is… when Abba Father, made the promise to bless the Nations  through  Abraham, God set in place the mechanism by which the Saviour of the world  would come, God was  also telling us that not only would the Jewish people be blessed but  also every Gentile man, woman or child who came to believe on the Name ofJesus    Romans1:16.                                                                                                                                                           So Dear Saints, in light of our position what should our attitude to Israel be. As we see in  the Book  of  Ruth Israel/Naomi is the “Mother-In –Law” to the Church/Ruth, we should be  to Israel as Ruth  was to Naomi. In love for her mother-in-law, Ruth was willing to leave  parents, family, country, her  native religion Ruth 1:16, in fact she gave up everything, and  for this, God, the God of Abraham,  Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel rewarded her.

 So shall it be for us when we as Christians, help, love, support and defend the Nation of  Israel, God’s  chosen people on this earth, and when we give up all our worldly trappings  and follow Jesus Messiah  in all humility.

  I am not saying we should live as paupers, but when we give our lives to Jesus, He should  become  the most important thing in our lives. The things of earth, the work of our hands,  (which the world  worships) we should cease to find important. While we live, we live in this  world, but we, as  Christians are not of the world 1 John 2:15-17. We are a new creation, a  separate Nation called out unto God 1 Peter 2:9-10

 Make no mistake Christian……..the King of Israel is returning very soon indeed… ….first  He will call His Betrothed (The Church) out of the World to join HIM in HIS Father's  House.....as HE promised. And then to His people Israel, to Reign as King of  Israel and of  the  whole  World.

 What a time that will be….the Millennial Kingdom of God’s Rest,for the people of Israel, I  for one find the waiting hard, as I’m sure do many others.

 So Dear Saints…. We should be praying for the Church in these days, for the indwelling of  the Holy  Spirit to be upon us as we approach the great day, so that we will be awake,  looking up with  anticipation and waiting for the great call of Jesus our Messiah and  Bridegroom when He comes.   Revelation 3:3

 We should be praying for all those who are coming out of the darkness of this sinful lost  world into  His wonderful light and saving Grace. That they will truly know and love Him  who died for us all,  That they will not be tempted to revert to their old lives of darkness  and a lost position because of  earthly ties.

 We must pray for our persecuted Brothers and Sisters who dwell in continuous danger  because of the  hate of the enemies of God John 16:2.                                                          These Brothers and Sisters comprised  of both Israel and the  Church (the Body of Messiah)  and they are truly under continuous  persecution from those who hate God, these people  include the Nations who have stood against the Nation of Israel since her rebirth  in 1948.

 Pray for the soon return of Jesus Messiah for whom we wait in faith and love.

 The light is surely growing at the end of the tunnel, we who watch closely can see it  growing with  each news report, with every Christian we speak to who says “It is Near” with  each new soul saved,  with every Jewish person given the gift of sight so that they may see  Jesus as their Messiah, and with  each unbeliever who comes up to us in  the street and  says “I  know there is something about to  happen, I don’t know what it is but I am  frightened and don’t know what to do……What an  opportunity to tell them that Jesus loves  them and that if they put their trust in Jesus they will have  nothing  to fear.

 Yes the light is shining at the end of the tunnel, the time is near…….our Lord Jesus is  standing at the  doorway of time and space with His Hand of the door latch, about to come  back to us as He promised    John 14:1-3 when the number of the Gentiles has been brought  in. Romans 11:25-27

                                                                       I Can't Wait To See You All In Heaven

                                                                                                                    With Love in JESUS Name  



Jesus died for me

 and for you

We worthless sinners 

can never come near 

to God our Father

 in Heaven, 

of our own accord.

We need our Saviour Jesus. 

                                              and the infilling of the Holy Spirit,

They and the Father alone can achieve this great work in us.

Jesus died to bring us forgiveness

And to open the way for us back to Father God.

That gateway was closed to us 

until the moment of the death of Jesus Messiah.

When the great curtain in the  Temple was torn in two

signifying  that the way had been opened for us

 through the torn Body of Jesus

so that we may enter into the Throne Room

 of Father God in Heaven.

You must be Born Again in the Name of JESUS

there is no other way in which you can be saved

And have the gift of Eternal Life.

Come dear one and repeat this prayer of repentance.

Lord  Jesus, I know that  I am a sinner.

Please save me  and change my  heart.

Fill me with Your saving Grace Lord.

and please forgive me for all the things that  I have done

which so offend You

My Jesus I Love You

Thank You Lord for Saving me,

I deserve nothing,

Yet, You gave it all for me.

I pray this prayer in Jesus Holy Name 


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