Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tornadoes - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Tornadoes
Steve Martin


“And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17, NKJV)


Fifty-one ago, on May 15, 1968, an F5 tornado tore through Charles City, Iowa, injuring 450, killing 13 and causing an estimated $30 million in damage (in 1968 dollars.) Living just 44 miles to the south at the time, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, I remember the devastation and heartbreak. I was in 7th grade, and just glad it wasn’t us, though it very easily could have been.

Charles City, Iowa tornado May 15, 1968 (Visual Journalist)

Tornados are not fun. They quickly come and quickly move on, often leaving behind years of rebuilding and restoring of property lost, and lives that may not be.

Fast forward to today, while sitting on our home front porch swing, at our Charlotte, North Carolina home on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon spring day, I was resting a bit from the busy activity done earlier for our congregation. I dozed off a bit. Not uncommon these days!

Between moments of light sleep and some prayer, I envisioned tornadoes popping up across the United States map. Here, there. In many places, I could see these destructive forces all across the land, in various and numerous places. Even in places where they normally don’t occur.

Was this the Lord causing this supernatural action? Was this the devil? Back to this in a moment.

It is common practice for our local and national weathermen (and women) to state that “Mother Nature” is causing upsetting occurences whenever something out of the norm comes into the weather pattern. Be it tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, or other fierce precipitation – “she” gets the credit or is the reason for the season.

If one believes the Bible as I do, there is no “Mother Nature”. But there is Father God, the Creator. Being He oversees what goes on, whether He brings it on Himself or permits the satanic forces to act for His purposes to be revealed, my eyes are going to stay fixed on Him.

In the Old Testament, we know that the Lord God brought the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In Genesis 19:24-25 it clearly states, “Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.” (NKJV)

He also will send His wrath again, as it clearly states in Revelation 6:12-17 (NKJV), “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" (emphasis mine)

The same God, from the beginning through the end in the Word, both in the Old and New Testaments, rules and reigns, and judges that which is evil in His sight.

On other occasions Jesus, God in the flesh, the Son of Father God, rebuked the destructive forces of the weather, as it so happened in Luke 8:23-25 (NKJV), “But as they sailed He (Jesus, Yeshua) fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!"

Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, "Where is your faith?"

Our Father in heaven is in control of all things, always, and in all places. I may not know every time if His judgment or His permissive will is being enacted, but I know He is in control.


So back to the “vision” I saw in my semi-sleep state. Were these tornadoes I saw of the Lord, or the devil? Were they for good, or bad?

Personally, I think both.

The Lord’s word says that in these final days He is going to be shaking the heavens and the earth. He even says it will be all things that are shaken, to reveal that which alone will stand. 

“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven."  Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:25-29, NKJV)

Charles City, Iowa tornado May 15, 1968 (Visual Journalist)

In the natural, and the spiritual, the Lord is the One shaking things up. He is going to shake up His Body, the Church, to tear down that which man has produced over the centuries, setting in place their rules and regulations, not His. And trust me, our congregations and synagogues have a lot of junk in them that needs to be taken down and out.

And He is going to shake up and destroy those who have shaken their fists at God, denouncing His purposes and plans, believing they are the ones who rule as kings and queens of the universe, and rulers of their own destinies. They will in time have to think again.

So, are the tornadoes in the “vision” I experienced natural or spiritual? I tend to believe they are both. 

God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and the Third Person of the Trinity, Holy Spirit, are on the move. They are performing their acts, both in the natural and the spiritual, out of their eternal love, to draw all mankind unto Them. They are shaking things up, as if through tornadoes and other forces that get our attention.  Hopefully, these will wake many people up - both in the Church to get them out of their slumber and the world out of their pride and haughtiness.

Some will need a natural shaking to happen before they will look up. Others will need a spiritual act of God in their life before they will look up.

Whatever it takes, we want the Lord to save His people, reveal His plans, and bring about His eternal Kingdom in our lives.

Even so, come Lord Jesus, come.

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People, Inc.





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The Inauguration ceremony of Bible calendar and Hebrew Songs - Shalom Today Ministry, Moses Julius in Pakistan


The inauguration ceremony 
of Bible calendar and Hebrew Songs 

- Shalom Today Ministry, Moses Julius in Pakistan

March 31, 2019


Shalom Sir Steve Martin and Love For His People! 

Shalom Today Ministry does not forget your contribution in Pakistan. We really appreciate all LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE team members.  By the Grace of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is promoting truth in Pakistan since 2012. We feel honored to share with you this year 2019. We are going to introduce Bible Calendar 2 Vol.  
When last year we introduced Bible Calendar many people were blessed. We also recorded their testimonies but unfortunately, it’s in Urdu Language.  Hopefully, you will be happy to hear about it. This is the first time in Pakistan we also introduce Hebrew Song Album. Shalom Today Ministry taught kids to worship in Hebrew.  
 On 6th  of  April 2019 @ 4:00pm.  We have inauguration ceremony of Bible Calendar and Hebrew Songs Album.  We invited some government officers, Pastors, and evangelists to come in our inauguration ceremony.   We have humbly requested to you as you know that Shalom Today Ministry is not officially affiliated with any international donor agencies.  Some of our close friends like you can collaborate with us.  We understand LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE ministry financial condition but if it's possible for you then you can share our vision with your friends  
 This month April we have scheduled:
1.       Inauguration Ceremony   6th April 2019
2.       Passover 19-20 April 2019
3.       Feast of unleavened bread
4.       Feast of First Fruits.

Please keep continuing to pray for our programs in Pakistan.
Shalom,
Moses Julius
Director
Shalom Today Ministry




March 31, 2019

Greetings to our friends of Love For His People,
This USA based ministry, Love For His People, has supported Moses Julius and his Shalom Today Ministry for over four years now, and trust fully in what he is doing for the children, widows, and orphans. 
One large focus is to teach them the Hebrew language and to share his love for Israel and its people.
We encourage you too to stand with us and give support for them. You can do so through the safe online contribution channels we have on our website, or with funds sent to our office.
Love For His People, Inc.
P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134
www.loveforhispeople.blogspot.com
Please note that your contribution is for Shalom Today Ministry. Your tax-deductible receipt will soon follow.

Shalom,
Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People


Twitter censoring pro-life movie UNPLANNED - LIVE ACTION Lila Rose


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Abortion advocates and their allies in the media will stop at nothing to silence pro-life voices.
Inexplicably, Twitter suspended the official account for the new pro-life movie, Unplanned, earlier today during its opening weekend.
Fortunately, after a swift and immediate backlash, Twitter restored the movie’s account this afternoon, but that’s not the only challenge this movie has faced...
In addition to Unplanned receiving an R rating, the movie was also denied rights to music from Disney, Sony, and Universal, and was rejected for advertising on almost every TV network outside of Fox News.
Steve, it’s clear abortion advocates are desperate to kill any buzz from building for the film, because they know just how powerful this story is...
I’m not sure what you know about the movie, but it’s the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson and her pro-life conversion.
I am grateful to have had a part in the making of this movie, as I play a reporter in the film. In real life, my photo was hung up inside Abby's clinic so Planned Parenthood staff could identify me if I was undercover at their facility, and Abby and I eventually became friends later.
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With the two Abby Johnsons...real life Abby (middle) and movie Abby (Ashley Bratcher - left).
Abby was actually a “star” employee at Planned Parenthood, but that all changed after she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion on a baby at 13 weeks. Ever since that moment, she has been an outspoken advocate for the preborn, and has founded a ministry, And Then There Were None, to help clinic workers leave the abortion industry behind.
This is why abortion advocates want to silence this movie. If a Planned Parenthood employee could change their mind after learning the truth about abortion, then any “pro-choice” individual could too.
I hope you will make time this weekend to go see Unplanned - as its success on the opening weekend will determine if theaters continue to show it.
Make sure you take your family, friends, neighbors, but most importantly, if you are able to convince them, take someone who is “pro-choice” to see the film!
Even the most hardened pro-abortion individuals can change their minds, they just need to have their eyes opened. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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For life,
Lila Rose
President & Founder 
Live Action
Live Action  2200 Wilson Blvd.  Suite 102 PMB 111,  Arlington,  VA  22201 

Trump Administration Awards $1.7 Mil Family Planning Grant to Pro-Life Clinics, Cuts Funding to Four Abortion Clinics - CBN News Steve Warren

Trump Administration Awards $1.7 Mil Family Planning Grant to Pro-Life Clinics, Cuts Funding to Four Abortion Clinics
03-30-2019
CBN News Steve Warren
On Friday, the Trump administration announced it was awarding a $1.7 million family planning grant to a chain of California crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion and don't offer contraceptives, while at the same time cutting government funding to some Planned Parenthood clinics.
The news website The Hill reports the Obria Group will receive the grant and signals the administration's desire to shift family planning funds toward faith-based groups that oppose abortion and away from groups like Planned Parenthood.
"Many women want the opportunity to visit a professional, comprehensive health care facility — not an abortion clinic — for their health care needs; this grant will give them that choice," Kathleen Eaton Bravo, founder, and CEO of The Obria Group, said in a statement.
Obria will oversee the work of seven clinic partners, including three of its affiliates that don't provide contraceptives or perform abortions, in four California counties, the group said in the statement. 
The group offers pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal care, HIV/AIDS testing, ultrasounds, cancer testing, well-woman care, pap smears, STD testing and treatment, adoption referral and post-abortion support, according to a press release.  
An HHS spokesperson said the Obria group will receive $1.7 million in 2019 and, along with other Title X providers, will receive funding through 2022 based on the availability of funds, grant compliance, and the project's progress, according to The Hill.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood said in a statement Friday that the four affiliates that were "stripped of funding" served Hawaii, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
As CBN News reported last month the Trump administration finalized a rule directing Title X family planning funds away from groups like Planned Parenthood, which is America's biggest abortion provider.
Under the new rule, health clinics must be "physically and financially" separate from abortion providers in order to receive Title X family planning grants.

"I Love Israel!" - Brazil's Firebrand President Lands in Tel Aviv - Ryan Jones ISRAEL TODAY

"I Love Israel!" - Brazil's Firebrand President Lands in Tel Aviv

Sunday, March 31, 2019 |  Ryan Jones  ISRAEL TODAY
For his first trip outside the Western hemisphere, new Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro chose to visit Israel, where he was welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a full honor guard on Sunday morning.
Bolsonaro is often referred to as the "Donald Trump of Latin America." He and the US leader have more in common than just right-wing ideology. Both are also chummy with Netanyahu, and appear committed to his reelection. Even if the US and Brazil maintain that they are not interferring in Israel's upcoming national election, the timing of Netanyahu being invited to the White House last week and Bolsonaro landing in Tel Aviv today cannot be ignored. Israelis go to the polls in less than two weeks, and Netanyahu wants to remind them that much of Israel's foreign policy successes in recent years rest on his personal relationships with leaders like Trump and Bolsonaro.
Would Trump have moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem or officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights if Netanyahu weren't at the helm? Maybe, but maybe not. It can be argued that the centrist and left-wing candidates vying for the premiership would have been far more apprehensive about making such requests of the Americans. Netanyahu, by contrast, is intimately familiar with the broad support, especially from Christians, that Israel enjoys in both the US and Brazil, and knows how to leverage that support to score major diplomatic achievements.
During Bolsonaro's brief two-day visit, Netanyahu is hoping to walk away with another prize by having the Brazilian leader announce the transfer of his nation's embassy to Jerusalem.
Bolsonaro promised to do as much during his election campaign last year, though most officials don't expect such an announcement to come during this visit. Instead, Brazilian sources suggested that Bolsonaro could announce the establishment of an official "business office" as a first step toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Whether or not he moves the embassy this week, there can be no doubt that, just like with Trump, Bolsonaro falls firmly on Israel's side in its battle against regional and global foes. "I love Israel!" the Brazilian leader said in Hebrew as he addressed those gathered to welcome him in Tel Aviv.
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