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Thursday, August 15, 2019

"O let us praise Him, friends." - Love For His People newsletter, Steve Martin

Aug 15, 2019

Greetings to you, our friends of Love For His People ministry.

It is a bit late for me to be up this evening. My, my. It is almost 10:00 pm! I normally try to get to bed by 8:30 pm, so I can get up at 3:30 am and spent that time with the Lord until out the door to work at 6.

Try it some time. The time with the Lord, I mean. It will change your life, as you put Jesus first, where He should be. With so many things grabbing our attention, how best can you live when you place the One who made you on the throne of your life. O praise His Name!

With our eyes wide open and our ears attuned to that around us, it doesn't take much to see that our land, and the nations, are in trouble. What does one expect when for decades we declare, "No God" in schools and media, and then see the results.

We must praise His name!

With the USA elections becoming ever more upfront and in our face, and as turbulence rages even more so in the towns and cities unsuspecting, I encourage you to do as I do, and praise His Name.

Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I WILL draw all men unto Me." All men. That is the good, the bad, and the ugly. I think we'd best heed His words and do that. First in our life, and then among others.

With that said, check this message out that I wrote recently: "If I Be Lifted Up"

Also, I want to again give you notice of upcoming times to gather together, in unity, and to lift up His Name.

On August 23, Highway To Zion (Cathy Hargett, Founder) is hosting Carolyn Hyde from Israel. She will be using my Taylor guitar, so you'll want to hear that, and her! Highway To Zion assembly

Two weeks later is our monthly Strength For Israel time on September 6, 2019, with Hadassah Lerner from Jerusalem speaking.

And then a month or so later, there will be a great couple of days with Paul Wilbur coming to Dr. Peter Wyn's CFM's annual conference, Roar From Zion October 25-27.

And finally, mark your calendars for the Gathering Together Event (GTE) in April 2020.

The last three listed will all be in Fort Mill, South Carolina at Antioch International Church. Check for more details with those links provided.

I will be jetting off to Israel September 24 -Oct. 4, 2019 with three other men. We are calling it the "Four Louis Brothers Ahava Adventure". (Want to know why??!!) You can email me if you want to go on the next "only for men" adventure next October 2020. (Sorry, ladies, the Lord and I have our reasons! Gotta shape some men up!

Be encouraged in all that He puts your hands to do. We have the God Who is revealing Himself to us as we seek Him.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin
Love For His People ministry
Charlotte, NC USA

P.S. Join us Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, for our next Strength For Israel at Antioch International Church in the main auditorium - The Barn. We will have Hadassah Lerner from Jerusalem speak.

Now Think On This

by Steve Martin

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself." John 12:32, NASU

Speaking of His soon approaching death on the wooden cross, Jesus (Yeshua) told His disciples that when He was lifted up, this would be the main catalyst that would then draw all men to Himself.

When Jesus was lifted up, He drew all people to Himself.

In a recent Sunday worship time, before the speaker came to the podium, the beautiful song being sung wonderfully proclaimed Jesus. As the congregation focused in on praising His Name, I could really sense the move of the Holy Spirit drawing those focused on Jesus, and bringing them into a greater realm of the spirit. Jesus was being lifted up in our midst. He was drawing the people even closer to Him.

We weren’t focused on our needs. We weren’t singing, “Bless me. Bless mine.” Or, “Woe is me. Help me. Take care of me.”

We were singing Jesus.

Over 7 years ago now I led a worship team at a local Highway to Zion assembly here in Charlotte, North Carolina, headed by founder Cathy Hargett. We sang several Messianic songs, written by Messianic Jews, and a few written by popular Christian worship leaders. Present in the meeting was a Messianic Jewish leader from Israel, one very prominent in the movement taking place among believers in the Land of His people.

Read what he said to me after the worship time: "If I Be Lifted Up"
You coming? Look here: Paul Wilbur is coming back to Antioch International Church, with full concert! Hosted by Peter Wyns and Christians For Messiah Ministries. Also conference with Michael Brown and Rick Joyner.
by Steve Martin

Be encouraged in your daily walk with God, for when it is all said and done, our God wins!God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son, and God the Holy Spirit - the Three in One - rule from their heavenly throne. Together they are daily involved in the lives of men, women, and children in all the nations.

The establishment of their kingdom here on earth is taking place. And one day Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach, will set up His earthly throne in Jerusalem, Israel, the place where He left from in 33 AD, promising to return to that same place.

Knowing the last chapter recorded in the end of the Book, the Word of God, the Bible, as revealed to John the Apostle, we know that from the beginning in Genesis, to that ending chapter in Revelation, the Lord has been preparing His people and bringing about His plans and purposes.Both believing Jews and Gentiles are seeing His work and getting involved.

These messages are to encourage you, included among them I trust, in your walk with the Living God of Israel.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Ahava Love Letter (#56) - "Your Name"


                           “Your Name”

“Therefore Adonai Himself will give you people a sign: the young

woman will become pregnant, bear a son and name Him

‘Immanu El [God is with us].”
(Isa 7:14 Complete Jewish Bible)

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua,

[which means ‘Adonai saves,’] because He will save His people

from their sins.”
(Matt 1:21 Complete Jewish Bible.)

Dear family of friends,

The visit to the maternity ward last night caught me by surprise. The young couple, family friends of ours for over 24 years, hadn’t named their one day old son yet! I couldn’t believe it. (But, I found out this morning that his name is...ABRAHAM! I got to hold Abraham!)

As I held “To Be Named Later” in my arms, I was asking the Lord to myself, “Is this “Isaac”? Could he be “Joel” (after his uncle), “Barney” (not the TV character); Jimmie #48…? Maybe "Little Eddie” or "Joe"?"

Hey, maybe another Steven! (OK, so there are only 70 other Steve Martins in NC alone. Probably just in the greater Charlotte area itself.)

"Whom is this baby boy you have blessed us with, Adonai? What is his given name?" I pondered later.

Do you know your name is probably your most precious possession that you have been given?

Think about it. You can have a special hairdo, and change it every week. You can put all kinds of ink on your body to make you stand out, but will be gone when your grave is all we see. You can even put on the latest fad, to “keep up with the Jones’, or Robertsons’ now a days, to have that edge I guess, and make your name popular. If that is what you consider important.

But your name. That is special, and I believe the Lord Himself gave it to you.

When our four kids (now full grown adults with kids of their own) were about to be birthed, both Laurie and I were involved in choosing their special names. In our attempt to get it right, we used the “Name Your Baby” book, checked relatives names, and even noted what was “popular” at the time. But in the end, I believe we were led by the Lord in naming each of them, for He already knew them.

Josh would be a leader. Firstborn. To be like Joshua, helping Moses (Moshe).

Ben would be the “Son - of the right hand”, as it means in Hebrew, “Ben-jamin”. I know he is.

Hannah would be one who loved children. Both Hannahs in the Old and New Testaments. And she surely does!

Christen almost was named “Kristen”, but the Lord told us her name was to be spelled “Christen” – even as “Christ”, our Messiah and Lord.

If you think you were named by accident, or maybe don’t even like your name, trust that something as important as who you are, especially in the Lord’s eyes and heart, was not a mistake. 

The Lord knows you by name. When all is said and done, He calls you by your name, for He was certainly involved when you were in His heart, from the beginning of eternity.

Just let Him know, even now, how grateful you are that He knows you. That He knows your name. You are special to Him. He loves you so much.

Ahava (love in Hebrew) to my family of friends,

Steve Martin

P.S. Our Lord has many names, as written in our Bible, the Scriptures, both in the Old Testament (Tanakh in Hebrew) and in the New Testament (B’rit Hadashah).

The one I like most is “Yeshua – “Adonai saves”. At the end of this letter I have included a few pieces of artwork, for you to print out along with this letter.

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Ahava Love Letter #56   “Your Name” Date: In the year of our Lord 2013 (05/31/13 Friday, 5:00 am. Charlotte, NC)