Showing posts with label One New Man. Show all posts
Showing posts with label One New Man. Show all posts

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ahava Love Band - One New Man - Messianic worship music

Ahava Love Band - One New Man - Messianic worship music
Pictured: Steve & Laurie Martin (vocals), Wane Daroux (base), Ron Bowen (drums)

(L-R) Wane Daroux, Laurie Martin, Steve Martin, Ron Bowen
Published on Sep 24, 2013
The Messianic worship team, Ahava Love Band, led praise and worship for the One New Man meeting during the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). Sept. 21, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. Warren Marcus heads the weekly Saturday night meeting at Steele Creek Church in Charlotte, NC. Team members: Steve and Laurie Martin (lead vocals), Ron Bowen (drums), Wane Daroux (bass guitar), Patty Paquette (keyboard and vocal), Tom Fahey (electric guitar). Song selection included Paul Wilbur's: "Lord God of Abraham", "Where Does My Help Come From", "Let God Arise". and "Kadosh". We also sang the Vineyard song "We Will Dance" and one sung by Robert Stearns "Holy is the Lord." Also spontaneous songs "Beautiful Bride" and "Coming of the Lord." Videos filmed and shared by Steve Martin - to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People, Inc.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ahava Love Band - Messianic worship music videos from One New Man with Warren Marcus and Highway To Zion with Cathy Hargett (Charlotte, NC)

Steve & Laurie Martin - lead vocals

Ahava Love Band - Messianic worship music videos from One New Man with Warren Marcus and Highway To Zion with Cathy Hargett (Charlotte, NC)

Ahava Love Band - Steve & Laurie Martin
with Ron Bown on drums, Wane Daroux on bass
One New Man with Warren Marcus
Sept. 2013 in Charlotte, NC

(Maybe once again! 2019)


(Original Post: Sept. 20, 2013)
Charlotte, NC USA

We appreciated our time we had together as the Ahava Love Band - a Messianic worship team. Above is one recording, using one camera, of one final set in Sept. 2013 during the One New Man meeting led by Warren Marcus in Charlotte NC.

Band members: Steve & Laurie Martin (lead singers); Ron Bowen (drums), Wane Daroux (bass) Patty Paquette (keyboard & vocal) and Tom Fahey (guitar.)

Songs included on the list that night were "Lord God of Abraham", "Kadosh", "We Will Dance".

Be blessed as you worship the Lord God of Israel along with us!

Ahava (love in Hebrew),

Steve Martin
Love For His People

Below are other photos of the Ahava Love Band, at different times throughout the years - including Little Big Eagle (bass), Gid Anthony (guitar) and Toni Bogart (keyboard and vocals)

Another time at One New Man gathering with Warren Marcus in Charlotte
(Sorry for the low light! But it was a great high and holy night!)

 Many good memories at the HIGHWAY TO ZION assemblies 
hosted by founder Cathy Hargett.

 (left to right: Gid Anthony, Laurie Martin, Ron Bowen, 
Steve Martin, Wane Daroux, Patty Paquette)

Little Deer and Little Big Eagle
Antioch International Church, Fort Mill SC - Beit Tikvah Friday Night Shabbat mtg.  2013
Photos below: Purim Celebration at Antioch International Church - March 2013



Highway To Zion assembly -Cathy Hargett, Founder
Raintree Country Club, Charlotte, NC Aug. 2013


Here is a recording of "Arms of Love" - from 1999 
All Nations Church in Charlotte, NC.
(with Little Big Eagle - bass, Ron Bowen - drums, 
Patty McPherson - vocal, John Kirwin - electric guitar, Bob Smith, acoustic guitar)

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In 2010 the Lord God of Israel, my Savior Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), led me to start the ministry we call Love For His People. Its primary purpose is to share the love of the Lord with the nation of Israel, Jews around the world, and the people in all the nations as we can. For that end, through social media, writing and distributing books, and in person ministry, we are seeing the love of Jesus spread. We are grateful that He has given us much love in order to do just that. 

We often hear the word “love” spoken out loud, and written about, in many ways. It has contrasting meanings to the wide range of people that exist, as it is expressed in different methods through people. When it has all been said and done, there is an eternal love that will stand the test of fire. Because the biblical expression of love, laying down one’s life for his friends, has eternal value, this love from God the Father to His creation is the type that I most seek after and try to share. 

In these short chapters of Arms of Love, which is also the title of a song Laurie and I sang while leading various church worship meetings, and as the lead singers in our Ahava Love Band, I share some aspects of how I believe the Bible speaks of love. For you who are about to read this, my prayer is that your heart will be enlarged with His, and you too will become one, even more, to give love for His people, both Jew and Gentile, both saved and unsaved.

I hope that as you read these chapters, you will become more inspired to spend time with the Lord, experience His heart of love, and share it with our fellow man. The world needs to know the love of God. 

Steve Martin 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Restoration of Relationships (Part 1 of 2) - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Restoration of Relationships (Part 1 of 2)
Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“God grabbed me. God's Spirit took me up and sat me down in the middle of an open plain strewn with bones. He led me around and among them — a lot of bones! There were bones all over the plain — dry bones, bleached by the sun. He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Master God, only you know that." He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones: 'Dry bones, listen to the Message of God!'"

God, the Master, told the dry bones, "Watch this: I'm bringing the breath of life to you and you'll come to life. I'll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you. You'll come alive and you'll realize that I am God!" (Ezekiel 37:1-6, THE MESSAGE)

Yeshiva students in Hurve Synagogue
First of all, students of the Bible, including the men who attend yeshiva (Torah school) in Israel and beyond, know that these prophetic words, declared by the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel around the 9th century B.C. (Before Christ) were telling of the return of the scattered Jews long before the first return from Babylon and the second return beginning in 1948. They had been scattered from Judea and Samaria back then during the time of the kings of Israel, would return once, and then be scattered again, but all over the world this second time.

Dry bones - Gustave Dore' painting
In 70 A.D. (Anno Domini – “In the year of our Lord”) the Almighty God of Israel again had the Jews dispersed (known as the Diaspora), using the vicious, destructive hand of the Romans. Of course, He foreknew of His Chosen Ones return. This second time of return is what we are seeing right before our eyes, in our lifetime, as Ezekiel’s prophecy is being fulfilled. The Jews, from all the nations, are being brought back. This is amazing, prophetically demonstrating the God of Israel’s glory and power, and bringing fulfillment of His promise made to the Jews.

In that 20th century year of Israel’s rebirth as a nation (though having actually begun 3000 years ago with King David establishing the Jewish capital of Jerusalem), David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s Independence for the state/nation of Israel on May 14, 1948.

It had long been a dream of the European Jew Theodore Herzl, to see the restoration of a Jewish homeland. Decades after his death in Europe, he is now honored in the Land, with his bones resting on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem. For he pressed long and hard for the Jews to have a land once again for their homeland. We all know now that that dream was fulfilled in the Land of Israel, Eretz Yisrael (Hebrew). This is long regarded as historical truth - Israel is for the Jews as their Promised Land.  

The bleached, completely dried bones so prophesied are coming back together. The Jews are making aliyah (the immigration of Jews from the Diaspora to the Land) by returning to Israel by the thousands, and soon to be millions.

Which brings me to this next major inspiration. As it is with Israel, being first in the natural, with dry bones coming back together, so it is being for the Body of Christ (believing Jews and Gentiles together, the olive tree and grafted-in branches, the One New Man), now seeing restoration in the spiritual.

“However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 15:46,

The Jews have returned to their homeland.
As we watch the ongoing, unfolding prophetic fulfillment of the Jewish dry bones coming back together in Israel, at the same time are seeing the restoration of Christians in bonding fellowship and unity, as our formerly “dry bones of the scattered Church of Jesus Christ” are starting to come back together, as it was in the days of the early church.

My good wife Laurie and I can give a practical life testimony of this coming back together ourselves. Four years ago as of this writing in 2018, we left a good body of believers, Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, under the leadership of Dr. Peter Wyns and Pastors Jesse and Elizabeth Enns. We were “dispersed” (of our own making), wandering around as if Jews ourselves, going from church to church. (As for “Jewishness” - maybe we are and don’t know it, as truly many are finding out of their Jewish ancestry and DNA in these days!)

Fort Mill, SC. Pastors Peter Wyns, Jesse & Liz Enns
After both Laurie and I, independently of each other, heard the Holy Spirit speak to us of the “return” to Antioch, we once again are back in full relationship, joint to joint, walking arm and arm, being planted in committed bonds of love with these, our friends and co-workers in the Lord’s Body. (And as of October 1, 2018, I was joined to the church staff team!)

Maybe you or some of your family members have been “out there”, just wandering around, or even quitting altogether, from being in life-giving joints. Your dry bones have become pretty dry.

If I was a betting man (thank God I am not), I would give all I have to see you and the so many others come back, get joined once again, and experience the joy of His restoration of relationships. He will breathe life back into your bones!

The Good Lord knows we all need Him and each other in these end times!  

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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Now Think On This #361 - in the year of our Lord 10.31.18 – “Restoration of Relationships (Part I)”, Wednesday, 9:00 am

Every tear. Every heartache. Every wrong committed against you. He was there. He still is.

Every tear. Every heartache. 
Every wrong committed against you. 
He was there. He still is.

The times when you felt alone, and no one was there to comfort you. Please remember that Jesus was there for you.

Remember when it was dark in your bedroom at night, as you lay trying to be really quiet, but hearing sounds kept you awake, making you a bit frightened. Jesus was there.

If you experienced sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of a "loved one" - someone in your home that was supposed to be the one caring for you, nurturing you, raising you the right way. But hurt you badly. You were not alone. Jesus was there.

Lost in the woods. Lost in the parking lot. Left alone in the huge store, scared that your parents had left you. You know what? Jesus was there.

You didn't know it then. You may not believe it now. But it is true, and He wants to reveal Himself to you. 

Jesus is the One you really long for. Jesus is the One who can really comfort you, wrap His big arms around you. Let you know that He will always be with you and never forsake you.

Many times we don't sense His presence, or hear His voice, but you can be certain, deep in your troubled heart, that you are really, sincerely, absolutely, certainly loved.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Jesus loves you. Ask Him now to show you that He is real. He will.

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC. USA
Nov. 18, 2018  Sunday, 5:15 am

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"One New Man" - Steve Martin, Love For His People - Arms of Love video message

"One New Man"
Steve Martin, Love For His People
Arms of Love video message

Sept. 14, 2017

Greetings friends of Love For His People - those who have been and those who shall be!

My new video message entitled One New Man speaks of the Lord's work in our midst, bringing His body of believers together. As Jews and Gentiles become more aware of His purpose and plans for our lives, we will continue to see this joining, as He forms the Body of Christ, Messiah.

As the apostle Paul wrote to those then, and for us now:

11 "Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands— 

12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 

14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 

15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, 

16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity." (Ephesians 2:11-16 NASB)

I encourage you to seek out the Jewish roots that are the basis of our Christian foundation. Know that Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, is bringing forth His people, being gathered from all the nations, both Jew and Gentile, to complete the eternal task begun at the beginning of time.

You are called to be part of this.

 Be blessed in your listening now and then doing.

Ahava and shalom!

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, North Carolina

P.S. Read my Now Think On This word on our Jewish: Roots 

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One New Man - Steve Martin, Love For His People - Arms of Love video message The Lord, God of Israel, is bringing together His Body, the Church, Jews and Gentiles, making up the One New Man. Ephesians 2:11 Arms of Love video message, Sept. 14, 2017 Videos filmed and shared by Steve Martin - to give appreciation to and love for those we support, through Love For His People, Inc.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Roots - Now Think On This by Steve Martin


Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“It was beautiful in its greatness and the length of its branches, because its roots went down to plenty of water.” (Ezekiel 31:7, Complete Jewish Bible)

In 1977, and again in 2016, Americans were fascinated by the TV mini-series Roots, the well-done dramatization of author Alex Haley's book detailing his family line, from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement beginning in Africa to his descendants' liberation in the United States. 

The website sure saw its page visits shoot up during those seasons, and our fascination with our historical roots continues to this day.

People want to know their roots – where they have come from – to give them some indication of the who, what, where, why and so what questions all have had. You and I can be fascinated with shows like Who Do You Think You Are? on the TLC TV network. I know Laurie and I are. I am sure we have watched every episode!

And now today, you can get your DNA tested for only $69. When it hits the low, low price of $19.99 then I will too!

What nation are you from? Who are your descendants? Who do you think you are?

Now think about this. Do you realize that all of us must have imbedded genes from Noah and his family? They were the only ones of the human race who were not destroyed during the great, world-wide historical flood. After death and destruction were complete, these eight, if my math is right, were the only ones left to repopulate the earth.

So that makes you and I related. Right? That means my family and your family are truly brothers and sisters in the Creator’s immense family. True? Do you believe it? I certainly do.

Let’s go to the Scriptures, which are the solid, firm foundation of all truth, upon which anyone who will stand upon them will know the truth, from the very beginning. The roots of mankind are revealed in these truthful words of God.

“For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made." And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.

So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 

And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark…” (Genesis 7:4-13, NKJV)

So if I read this simply as it is stated, very plain for all of us to understand, ONLY Noah and his family were the remaining humans, along with the gathered animals, birds, reptiles and insects in that massive boat, who were left after the total destructing flood. (The fish had their own safety habitat!) And then it rained, with the massive flood coming, destroying all else.

I am glad these words aren’t fairy tales or Sunday school stories, taught to kids, to “convey” some made-up story about God and how we got the rainbow (which, by the way, is the Lord’s creation, not some wicked taken-over symbol of sinful men and women.) These things really happened. Read the true scientific facts, which abound in proven publications from all over the earth. And then watch TV to see how water can yet destroy today.

“The flood continued forty days and the waters rose and lifted the ship high over the Earth. The waters kept rising, the flood deepened on the Earth, the ship floated on the surface. The flood got worse until all the highest mountains were covered - the high water mark reached twenty feet above the crest of the mountains. Everything died. Anything that moved — dead. Birds, farm animals, wild animals, the entire teeming exuberance of life - dead. And all people - dead. Every living, breathing creature that lived on dry land died; he wiped out the whole works - people and animals, crawling creatures and flying birds, every last one of them, gone. Only Noah and his company on the ship lived. The floodwaters took over for 150 days.” (Genesis 7:17-24, THE MESSAGE)

In going a step further, that means people all over the world now are family. Good ol’ Ralph is related to Ingrid, who is related to Ming Sun Lee, maybe even the 43rd cousin of Abdul, from the family branch descendant of Japeth, or Shem, or Ham. Or even Noah and his wife himself. Make sense? Sure it does!

Going a step further, if you call yourself a Christian, then do you know who your family tree is? Who are the roots from which your life of faith has been built on?

It is the Jews! The roots of our tree, the olive tree, are the Jews!

Continuing down through the lineage of Noah, through Abraham, then King David, with Yeshua being of the tribe of Judah, along with the Jewish disciples of Mattityahu (Matthew), Yohanan (John), and Ya'akov (Jacob)…all Hebrews/Jews…the roots, both natural and then spiritual…brought forth the olive tree from which Christianity emerged. These are our roots, our Jewish roots.

The roots of our faith, which the Lord God Almighty Himself created, were delivered to us through the Jews. Deny the Jews and you are ultimately denying the very One from Whom salvation has come.

The Apostle Paul, formerly known with his given name Saul, being a Jew from birth - who believed in Messiah (Christ) after his awesome revelation and confrontation with Truth, in the person of the resurrected Savior, Yeshua - makes it clear as to whose roots make up and supply the vast olive tree from which you and I, believers in Yeshua (His Jewish/Hebrew name even today as He is seated in heaven), grow out of. Written Scriptures, inspired by the Holy Spirit through Paul, were recorded as letters by him to Jews and Gentiles, who had become believers in Yeshua.

“For if the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

You will say then, "Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in." Well said. Because of unbelief, they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 

And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?” (Romans 11:16-24, NKJV)

Understand? (as my boss would say). The Jews are the olive tree, roots and all. Believing Gentiles are grafted-in branches, who, if having called on the Name of the Lord, Yeshua HaMashiach also, believers in the Jewish Messiah, the Christ of the world, by faith are the wild olive branches grafted into the natural Jewish olive tree. And without the roots, no branch of the tree will survive and flourish.

Bottom line (part of my accounting roots lingo), Paul says that the natural branches, the Jews, in time will also be grafted back onto their own olive tree. The time will come when they will acknowledge that their very own brother, the Lamb of God, the soon coming Lion of the tribe of Judah, is indeed the long awaited Messiah. He came once to His own, the Chosen Ones, the Jews, and He is coming again for them, and all of us who have believed.

Yet to come along and be grafted in are all those who will also come to repentance from sin, come to the saving shed blood and everlasting grace of Yeshua, Jesus, and be included.

Without roots, no plant can survive. The necessary watering channel and delivery of nutrients from the deep ground up must occur for ongoing life. From the beginning, the Lord has chosen the Jews to be the roots of the tree. Without the Jews, no Bible would have been written. No Torah would have been scribed. No Savior would have been born.

Image source: Radionomy

That’s the way God planned it. That’s the way God meant it to be! (Is that a song I remember…?)

I am most thankful for my Jewish roots. I trust you will be too.

Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).

Now think on this,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.
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