Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Know What You Need To Know" - So What Do You Do? by Steve Martin

Know What You Need To Know
Steve Martin

"Make me know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5, NASU

In this edition of “So What Do You Do?” I want to write of a common thought that has been held by believers in the Living God for far too long. It is that false misconception that being God is God, we are to just sit back, let Him do it all, and all will turn out all right.

It is the same thinking for many who think the local pastor is to do everything. No wonder they quit in droves.

Where in the Bible does it say that you and I are to go our merry way, seek our own pleasure daily, and care not about the world around us? How many pray the prayer, “Bless us four and no more?” Or to put it in these modern terms, “Me and my dog, O Lord, is who I care about today. Bless us two.”

I find it amazing that Christians in America have been so focused on their own prosperity and well-being that they don’t even know the names of other countries that exit is the world; how many are being martyred every day in other nations; or what is happening to the people and land of Israel, which the Almighty God speaks so much about in the full Bible – both in the Old and New Testaments, as we call it.

Stick my head in the sand. Pray a one-sentence prayer as I walk out the door. Be concerned only about my life and maybe my family, if I give them a thought today.

Just so you know, that is NOT what our Creator has made us to be, especially once we have acknowledged our sin, received His forgiveness, and have been shown to some degree at least His ways and purposes. If we are not involved in the lives of those He puts us in contact with every day, to be lights and salt in this earth, then why not just stop life now and go to heaven?

If our time here on this planet is to just live for ourselves, we are the ones who are missing the mark. And we will be held accountable for that. The time will come when everything we say and do with the time we have been given here will be looked over as we stand before our Creator on that day.

Jesus (Yeshua) spoke a very clear word to those who would listen, about what each of us do with what we have been given and entrusted with in our life. In this following passage of Scripture, He was speaking to His disciples - those who call themselves His followers. He did not mince words.

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.  And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money.

After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.

"So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.'  His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'  

He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

"Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.'

"But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.  So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.

'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'” (Matt 25:14-30, NKJV)

I encourage you to find out what your gifts and talents are (there are many ways to do that) and give yourself wholeheartedly for the purposes that the Lord has given you life to do with them.

There is far more to life than fulfilling your own pleasure and thrills.

Know what you need to know in order to fulfill that which you have been called to do. Don’t be among those who sit back, put in your 8 hours or whatever on the job, and then call it a day done.
Be one wanting to know His ways, always, and then share them with the world He has put you in.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, North Carolina

Photo: With my grandson, Levi! I want to help make sure this world, for him and his generation, is safe and following hard after our Lord Jesus!

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“Know What You Need To Know”, #3 - in the year of our Lord 06.30.19 – Sunday, 8:00 am 

Our Greatest Or Darkest Hour Is Coming - Ramiro Peña and Lance Wallnau on The Jim Bakker Show

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Our Greatest Or Darkest Hour Is Coming
Pastor Jim and Lori welcome special guests Ramiro Peña and Lance Wallnau as they talk about how our greatest or darkest hour is coming.
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Jim Bakker Show 2018 | Show# 3718 | Aired on June 27th 2019
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God anoints something and we never can guess what God’s going to do with something. -Lance Wallnau
God uses objects and symbols to evoke our partnership with Him. -Lance Wallnau   


Matthew 5:45 MEV That you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Amos 4:7 MEV I also withheld the rain from you, when there were still three months to the harvest. I would send rain on one town, and send no rain on another town. One field would receive rain, but another field without rain would wither.   Isaiah 45:1 MEV Thus says the Lord to Cyrus, His anointed, whose right hand I have held—to subdue nations before him and to loosen the loins of kings, to open doors before him so that the gates will not be shut.
James 2:14 MEV What does it profit, my brothers, if a man says he has faith but has no works? Can faith save him?
Matthew 18:19 MEV “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”
Acts 13:22 MEV When He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, of whom He testified, saying, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will fulfill My entire will.’
1 Chronicles 21:2 MEV Then David said to Joab and the leaders of the people, “Go count Israel from Beersheba to Dan and bring me a report, that I may know their number.”
1 Corinthians 1:27 MEV But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.


Strategic Prayer Warrior, Messianic Leader in Jerusalem Dies at 75 - CBN News Julie Stahl

Photograph courtesy of Alpha & Omega Photography, Inc.
Strategic Prayer Warrior, Messianic Leader in Jerusalem Dies at 75
CBN News Julie Stahl
“For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,” (Isaiah 62:1).  That’s the verse that most typified the life of Eliyahu Ben Haim, his wife Hanna said of her late husband.
Eliyahu (Elijah in English) Ben Haim, chairman of Intercessors for Israel (IFI), went to be with the Lord last Saturday evening.  In 1985, he was handed the reins of IFI and had directed the Jerusalem-based organization since then urging prayer at home and abroad for the sake of Zion -- Israel; and distributing weekly prayer points to inform and guide.
Ben Haim immigrated to Israel in 1969.  He returned to settle here with his family in 1984.
“Eliyahu did what God wanted him to do.  He started traveling, speaking about Israel and the Jewish people returning to their Land. Many people opposed him,” said David Antrosio, who delivered the eulogy at Ben Haim’s funeral in Jerusalem. Antrosio was Ben Haim’s first pastor 45 years ago in Montana.
“Literally thousands of people have heard what God is doing for Israel, restoring Israel and the Jewish people,” said Antrosio. “Some of you have even been encouraged to make Aliyah (immigrate to Israel) by Eliyahu.  Thousands of people are now praying for Israel because of Eliyahu.” 
For decades, IFI hosted an annual prayer conference in Jerusalem (as well as elsewhere in the world) and tour in Israel to pray and encourage prayer on behalf of the Jewish people and State of Israel as the fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word and led "prayer teams to strategic places to defend Israel among the nations," IFI's website said.
At this year’s conference in January, Ben Haim spoke about “Strategic Intercession” and how the answers to our prayers don’t always come at the time or in the way we expect.  
“Our intercession does make a difference,” Ben Haim said. “Our concentration needs to be not us but Him. Our intercession is real.  God desires it and it makes a difference in the world and in the Kingdom of God.” 
He said praying for people and groups of people and the church is intercession but there’s a difference with strategic intercession.
“Strategic intercession is praying God’s will expressed in his Word into being. It’s praying for nations and for peoples and for God’s prophetic purposes to be accomplished,” he said.
“I prayed at least 15 years for the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem and now it’s right across the street from my house. That’s something I never expected and never wanted. I’m talking about it being across the street!” he said.
One local believer who asked not to be named told CBN News how important Ben Haim’s messages were to her at the prayer conferences.
“I loved his perspective, I loved his insight, his wisdom.  He had a handle on politics.  He had a biblical perspective of politics and you always came away being more informed and because it was a prayer conference you were more informed about how to pray and he gave you direction for that as well.
“Sometimes he came off as a little bit of a tough guy. He was not a tough guy.  He was a teddy bear.  He was the most kind person you would ever meet.  Really cared for other people. Mercy and grace (were) second nature to him,” she said.
In addition to his work with IFI, he was also on the board of Ebenezer, Operation Exodus, traveling around the world to practically raise support for the fulfillment of prophecy: the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.
At his funeral, his daughter Rachel, described her dad the man behind the strong leader.  She said it was his nature to help widows, orphans, the weak and overlooked.
“In 1985, when I was seven, there was a man who came and stayed with us every two weeks over the course of several months because he was taking medical treatment at the nearby hospital.
“A couple of months ago, I asked my mother about this unusual memory.  She told me that the man had had AIDS and my father was the only one who would open his house to him. When my mother questioned him about it he said he couldn’t leave a man in need on the street,” she said.
Following a very successful prayer conference in Scotland in June, Ben Haim was diagnosed with “necrotizing fasciitis” commonly known as “flesh-eating disease” -- a rare and virulent bacteria.  Ten days earlier doctors had amputated his leg in an attempt to save his life.  Though he was improving and his family and friends had hope for his recovery, a heart attack took his life while he was still in Scotland. 
Ben Haim will be sorely missed by his widow, children, grandchildren and friends, and the Body of Messiah in Israel and worldwide.  But as one congregation here said in its announcement of his passing: “Eliyahu has fought the good fight and glorified God in all his ways until the end.”
Eliyahu Ben Haim and his wife, Hanna
Photograph courtesy of Alpha & Omega Photography, Inc.

The history of the Golan Heights controversy - Ari and Shira Sorko-Ram, Maoz Israel

June 2019
An Ancient People Reclaim their Ancient Heritage
By Shira Sorko-Ram
When I first moved to Israel in October 1967, I visited a family living in a kibbutz at the foot of the Golan Heights. The father told me how he and his son were walking just outside their house when suddenly Syrian soldiers began shooting down at them from the slopes of the Golan Heights.

They raced for their lives and reached the safety of their home. But, he said, for 19 years, since Israel’s Independence, they never knew when or where the next bullets would reach their kibbutz. Until the Six Day War changed everything.

The Golan Heights is part of God's inheritance for the Jewish people. He used some amazing men and women to ensure Israel possesses that land again after many centuries.

But God is not just about returning the land to His people. He desires to see His people return to HIM!

Together, we can play our role in His plan to save Israel!
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It is a land which Hashem your God looks after, on which Hashemyour God always keeps His eye, from year’s beginning to year’s end
Deuteronomy 11:12 (The Israel Bible™)

אֶרֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ דֹּרֵשׁ אֹתָהּ תָּמִיד עֵינֵי יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בָּהּ מֵרֵשִׁית הַשָּׁנָה וְעַד אַחֲרִית שָׁנָה
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E-retz a-sher a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha do-RAYSH o-TAH ta-MEED ay-NAY a-do-NAI
e-lo-HE-kha BA may-ray-SHEET ha-sha-NAH v’-AD a-kha-REET sha-NAH

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