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Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Our first Love For His People was received very well by you on our list. Thank you! This was very encouraging and appreciative.
Since I last sent this out, Laurie and I have been to Toronto to join in celebrating at a very beautiful Jewish wedding. Our first one! The groom and I met 8 years ago in Jerusalem, and he asked me a few months ago to be their wedding photographer. Mazel tov to William and his bride! (If you need a photographer for a special occasion, I know who is available! Let me know!)
Today we feature a new Now Think On This message, along with a word from Jerusalem with Hadassah's blog post. We also have added Pastor Abel's teaching from Nigeria, West Africa. He has been writing for our ministry blog for two months now, and is well read.
Our Arms of Lovevideo message is also included for viewing, which Laurie and I shared from Niagara Falls. (Part of our upcoming 40th year marriage anniversary.)
My heart is that you are drawing closer to the Lord in all His ways, especially as this new year 5778 begins on His calendar. May you hear Yeshua (Jesus) speak His heart's desire to you, directing and encouraging you along the way.
Be blessed in you blessing this week.
Ahava and shalom,
Love For His People, Inc.
Now Think On This
"Desperation" by Steve Martin
“When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot.” (Psalm 34:6, The Message)
The Merriam-Webster dictionary states that desperation is the “loss of hope and surrender to despair.” Loss of hope is a terrible thing. When there is no hope, not much else is left to cling to.
There will certainly come a time when many will reach a point where things get desperate, with no seemingly place to turn, people to call, or even a hopeless prayer to be said. Of course, having no belief in God, with many of these it is happening already.
Those who have no faith, whom have denied the factual proof of the Living God of Israel in their heart, head and history, trusting instead in their deceived mind, may never reach the point of salvation. Instead of giving up the pride that has exalted them to lofty human levels, they continue to lift their fists of anger and hatred to Him Who sits on the throne.
The Law of the Messiah - V'ahavta (...and you shall love...") - Hadassah from Jerusalem
To know and to do God’s will. This seems to be the question on most true Believer’s hearts: LORD what is your will? God has made His will clear in the Word that He has given us- His commandments, His Laws. But especially through His Son Y’shua’s words and example did He reveal Himself and His heart towards us and His will.
With so many decrees and laws to know and follow we can get bogged down- overwhelmed. Even in His day, an observant Jewish man asked Y’shua which Law is the greatest. Recorded in three of the Gospels (Mt 22:37, Mk 12:30, Lk 10:27), Y’shua quotes to him from the well-known daily prayer the Sh’ma (Deut. 6:5): “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
In Mark, Y’shua continues: "The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Continue: The Law of the Messiah
Arms of Love
Video Message by Steve & Laurie Martin
Laurie and I flew to Toronto on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 to be a blessing to our Jewish friends getting married on Sunday, Sept. 15. After the special ceremony, where I took 1147 photos and two videos as our gift to them, Laurie and I came here to Niagara Falls to celebrate our 40th year of covenant marriage. That big day is October 8th! Yeah Lord!
Please listen to our greeting to you. This one is especially special because Laurie joins me behind the camera for the first time!
Pastor Abel Oyewale, Abba Father Fellowship International
Nigeria, West Africa
Following God's Programming - Pastor Abel Oyewale, Abba Father Fellowship International Nigeria, West Africa
People often think that God has forgotten them during adversities. God told the exiles that He was allowing things to work out thus, because of His gracious plan to prosper them, to give them hope and a future.
"Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go pray to Me and I will hearken to you. And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart." (Jeremiah.29:12-13 )
Does God permanently abandon His people? No! He would deliver the exiles, so that their broken relationship/fellowship with Him would be restored. This renewal is however conditional. They must seek God whole heartedly.
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BASIC LIFE PRINCIPLES - Living How God Meant It To Be
We all want to enjoy having the good things in life, and often do that which is good, or not so good, to achieve that goal. But what if we sought the One who created us, to find out what His thoughts are, what His ways were meant to be, and to actually walk in the chosen path He ordained for each one of us to go on?
I personally think we might discover the best way to live, and find real purpose in discovering, and walking out, His perfect plan and purposes for you and I. These messages, from my regularly published Now Think On This, will help to encourage you to get on the path that Lord Jesus Christ specifically created for you to walk on.
Life has purpose. Life has meaning. If we look to the Creator, we will know what that is. Enjoy the read, while seeking the Living God in all His ways. You will surely be rewarded for it, now and forever, amen. Steve Martin, Author
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