Showing posts with label Love For His People. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love For His People. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Love For His People ministry free app downloads for Android, iPhone



Love For His People ministry free app downloads for Android, iPhone




App preview on Apple Store


Dec. 18, 2019
Apple App Store (iPhones)https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487691637
Now available free download for your smartphone – the Love For His People ministry app. Keep easily updated daily for Israel, international, and USA news. Watch the latest “Walk With Me” short videos with Steve Martin, along with the Now Think On This messages.
Donate online using PayPal or Givelify. Search for previous posts, music, and photos.
Thanks for sharing in our support of Israel and the nations.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Founder/President
Download from here:
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Photo: Apple Store app preview
Apple App Store (iPhones)https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487691637

Friday, November 22, 2019

Love For His People ministry free app downloads for Android, iPhone



Love For His People ministry free app downloads for Android, iPhone




App preview on Apple Store


Nov. 22, 2019
Apple App Store (iPhones)https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487691637
Now available free download for your smartphone – the Love For His People ministry app. Keep easily updated daily for Israel, international, and USA news. Watch the latest “Walk With Me” short videos with Steve Martin, along with the Now Think On This messages.
Donate online using PayPal or Givelify. Search for previous posts, music, and photos.
Thanks for sharing in our support of Israel and the nations.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Founder/President
Download from here:
Apple App Store (iPhones)https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487691637



Photo: Apple Store app preview
Apple App Store (iPhones)https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487691637

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

“Rejection. Again.” Now Think On This by Steve Martin

“Rejection. Again.” Now Think On This by Steve Martin

“At three, he uttered a loud cry, “Elohi! Elohi! L’mah sh’vaktani?” (which means, “My God! My God! Why have you deserted me?”) Mark 15:34, Complete Jewish Bible
Early in the day it began with, “You can’t go. In fact, you are uninvited.” (As in, “You weren’t invited in the first place.”)
Why did those words I heard sting so much? After all, I knew I wasn’t a part of the group going because I wasn’t even a staff member anymore. Just a contractor. Two days a week.
But I wasn’t “included” anymore.
And yet even in knowing all that, I felt rejected. I was surprised at that inner personal response. But there it was. Rejection. Again.
Rejection is not new. Every person, every generation, every nation has experienced it. Whether it comes through a spoken word, a severe physical removal (I.e. abortion – for both mother and unborn child), a simple dismissal of worth by a parent, teacher, or boss…rejection comes in our life.
Jews, African Americans (or Ethiopian Jews in Israel), undereducated – or anyone different than the “ruling elite” in any country, state, city, or village, can be on the “not-as-good-as-us” crowd. Rejection can be found even in churches or synagogues, if one doesn’t abide by the traditional rules which had been added to the local congregational or a denominational law book, and not found Written Word of God. How many long-held traditions, ungodly at their root, bring hurt and separation among friends far too many times.
And it is very, very sad to say – in many, with far too many cases, the rejected one hangs onto the deep wound for a lifetime. Burning away in the soul. Withering the life of tree we are meant to have, as given by the Redeemer and Savior. These wounds continue emptying the soul of precious love and replacing it with bitterness and unforgiveness.
I once read of a prophetic word uttered forth after receiving a vision, describing the unseen result of that which one giving a word of rejection, spoken as sharp arrows shot recklessly and deliberately at another, cut like knife slits in the other person’s skin, and felt deep within by the recipient. Only the Lord’s healing could repair the damage done to the injured party.
Adam and Eve were the first historical humans to receive rejection. They were duly kicked out of the Garden of Eden (most likely located in what is now southern Iraq or thereabouts) for their sin, being administered that judgment by their Creator, the Almighty Righteous Judge Himself.
And then that same Judge began the eternal plan of salvation through His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach.
Each of us has been rejected by first God, for sin we have committed, followed by the rejection we give towards each other.
But then the all-loving God already had a plan in place, the plan of redemption. Sadly enough, humans quickly rejected that free gift by rejecting Him, Jesus Himself, while at the same time passing that rejection onto each other in our daily interactions.
How tragically do we continue down the same road of hurting one another.
The abusive husband rejects the beaten wife, both physically or emotionally. And the children, conceived through the plan of the Eternal Father in desiring to give life to many in order to enjoy abundant life with Him, are cast out, either prior to birth, or in the childhood years, and even beyond into their teen and adulthood years.
How about the overworked and unpaid grade school and high school teachers (maybe some of the NFL, MLB, and NBA “stars” could supplement their wages with some of their sport-earned extreme wealth?), working diligently among undisciplined boys and girls, acting out their internal rejection? With students combative among themselves also, these pillars of our society, true role-models for our kids and grandkids, struggle to meet the demands and pressures upon them, without the proper control and order they desperately need in their classrooms. Rejection goes beyond what is seen from the outside in these honorable lives.
The overreaching boss, having to make the profitable bottom line, or bringing to work the daily sorrow from home, lashes out at their employees with unforgiving stress, in order to “shine” themselves in front of the top brass. Rejection occurs.
Each parent, whether graced with a spouse who helps as much as they can, or the single mom pressing through yet another weary day, seeking provision for those she now alone cares for, battle the societal issues of too much acceptance of evil, repeated onslaughts against the moral foundations, and the need to have her kids excel without the privileges of the upper class. Rejection received at one end passes through to the other.
All of us will receive rejection. All will experience the arrows shot at the very human heart that was created to receive love.
We do have a way to deal with the problem, beginning with the salvation plan offered by God the Father. Sending His Son Jesus to receive all this rejection upon Himself on the cruel cross, He has now become our sacrificial Lamb needed for the forgiveness of sin. Each of us must start with that before we can begin to truly forgive each other.
“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought.
Even though it has only lately — at the end of the ages — become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.” 1 Peter 1:17-21, THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language
We have been given the grace and mercy first received for our self, in order to forgive our parents, our siblings, our teachers, our bosses, our co-workers – any and all who at times knew not what they did to you or I.
Receiving Christ’s forgiveness, and then practicing that same forgiveness given to us, is the only way to fight rejection. Not strong drink, sex outside of a faithful marriage, addictions of any and all sorts, including those idols we set up around us, will heal and restore us from rejection.
Next time you have an arrow shot at you – purposely or unknowingly – be quick to forgive. Otherwise, the wound will grow, fester, bring bitterness, and come out in rejecting and hurting those around you.
Our Lord has given us the gift of forgiveness to overcome any and all rejection. Practice it daily. I know I need too often myself.
Now think on this and see what good things the Lord has in store for you and those around you.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People, Inc.
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Now Think On This #465 – in the year of our Lord 10.21.19 – “Rejection. Again.” – Monday, 8:10 pm

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Why You Should Support Israel

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Why You Should Support Israel


“Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, and set up My standard for the peoples; they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders;” (Isaiah 49:22, NKJV)

A few NowThink On This messages ago I wrote, “Why I Go So Often To Israel”. While many read it, I am sure some considered it “not for them” and skipped it, as other things occupy their time, money and daily thoughts. As, “Good for him, but that isn’t for me” type of thinking.

Were you one of them?
I believe this message is for you, then, if you answered yes to the afore asked question. And for those who did read it, and thought, “Yes, I understand, but not my thing either”, then I hope you consider the following.
Steve Martin with some Israel Today staff, Jerusalem
With that said, I am primarily focusing this message to Americans, but I am sure there are a few “non-Americans” who might consider what I have to say also. For you see, it just might change your life. Seriously, it just might.
While many know the biblical reasons Christians, such as us, should support Israel and the Jews, more than likely there are many more who think not or couldn’t care less. But here are the biblical reasons why we should anyway, and then more reasons why you should also consider support.
While I won’t list all the Bible verses written to clearly show this, they are there for you to read and acknowledge.

1.      God had the Bible recorded/written by Jews. And several of those Jews became believers in Yeshua (Jesus). Basically, this is what we now know or call the New Testament.
2.      The hundreds of prophetic verses foretold by Jewish prophets, such as Isaiah, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Micah, and King David, have already been fulfilled concerning the Messiah, Jesus, when He came the first time. No one before or since has done that. You can’t make this up and still hold these truths up through the centuries that have followed, without them being accurate.
3.      Yeshua, having become a man, walked the earth for 33 years. What He spoke has come true, as proof for who He said He was – God in the flesh. Said it. Did it. Believe it.
4.      The land of Israel was promised to Abraham and his descendants after him, through the bloodline of Isaac and Jacob. The God who made the covenant is also the God who created everything. He does what He wills and purposes to do, with or without our consent. That is why He is God and we are not.
5.      Jesus Himself said that in the last days more prophesies would be fulfilled concerning Himself and Israel, revealing the time of His soon return. He also declared that specific ones would take place in that Land, and more importantly, in Jerusalem. They are now happening today, in increasing measure.

Nissim and Hadassah Lerner, Steve & Laurie Martin - Jerusalem, Israel  May 2019

Now for the other reasons, which are many, and not all-inclusive here.
1.      Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. If only for that fact, Americans should support them, as they “are on our side” when it comes to politics and war.
2.      Israel is fulfilling the written word that it would be a “light to the nations.” (Isa 42:6)
High-tech and other inventive companies have placed their footprint among the cities there. The results are currently being used around the world with modern conveniences, including here in the USA abundantly.
3.      Several Middle Eastern nations repeatedly threaten to destroy Israel. If they ever were to succeed (which they won’t), they would next seek to destroy America. “The little satan and the big satan” as they call us both. Their hatred for us will never cease.
4.      Many Americans have moved to Israel (making “aliyah”), and they still hold American passports, which they are entitled too. Knowing many myself who have now done so, and many who are yet to move, I support them.
5.      For possibly selfish reasons, and yet not so, the Bible says that if we, Americans (and all others have this choice), bless Israel and the Jews, then we will be blessed. (Genesis 12:3) I personally like being blessed.
6.      Those who curse and hate Israel will be cursed and destroyed. I’d prefer not to be among that group. History also proves this fact.
Genesis 12:1-3 reads, “Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.  And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." (NASU)
With all the other reasons listed above, here is another primary list of those who also give us many reasons as to why you too should support Israel.
Having said this, the ministry Love For His People, founded in April 2010, supports several families, friends, and respected news agencies in the Land of Israel. Here is part of our monthly gift-giving list. I encourage you to check them out and do so accordingly. Or with this online link send to us and we will pass it on.

1.      His Lighthouse, Inc. – Nissim and Hadassah Lerner in Jerusalem
2.      Aliyah Return Center – Chaim Malespin in Tiberias
3.      Richard and Carolyn Hyde – Heart of G-D near Tiberias
4.      Christian Friends of Israel – Jim and Linda McKenzie in Jerusalem
5.      Israel Today – Aviel Schneider and team in Jerusalem
6.      Israel365/Breaking Israel News – Rabbi Tuly Weisz and team in Bet Shemesh
7.      Rabbi Kokeb & Menalu Gedamu – Congregation Amud HaEsh in Jerusalem
8.      CBN News/Jerusalem Dateline – Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl and staff
Having been blessed by Israel and the Jews, we are now delighted and honored to do the same. I hope you will join us in this God-given command, to bless Israel and the Jews.

Now think of this,
Ahava and shalom,

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

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P.S. Didn't see or read my first message on this related article? Read here: Why I Go So Often To Israel

P.S.S. On May 10 I returned from my 20th trip to Israel. And guess what? I brought back for you my last 58 short videos I entitled “Walk With Me in Israel”. You can join me as I walk through the beautiful land and cities of Israel. Watch them here on our YouTube channel: Walk With Me - Israel May 2019

Also, my previous ones from other locations are here also on YouTube: Walk With Me. You may like them as much as I do!

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Now Think On This #425 - in the year of our Lord 05.29.19 – “Why You Should Support Israel” – Wednesday, 4:30 pm


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Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your head from the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Steve Martin
Founder/President
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA