Real Jesus Ministries, Inc., is a non-denominational Christian ministry proclaiming the Good News gospel of Jesus Christ the Messiah to all nations. We teach the whole counsel of God without compromise. We are an independent, non-profit corporation, biblically-based, Jesus honoring community of believers. Our mission is to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission to preach the gospel to all nations by reaching out with the Word of God around the world, through publications, radio, video, and the Internet. May God richly bless you for praying for our ministry! - Evangelist Luis Josephus
Ruth Gottlieb is a Holocaust survivor who lost her parents in the Nazi Death Camps. In 1945, the Nazis evacuated Auschwitz and Ruth and 7,000 others were left behind. The Soviet army liberated them from the camp and Ruth eventually migrated to Israel. Her complete story was told to Jews For Jesus Ministry at: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/v20-n04/auschwitz-mengele-and-the-god-who-was-with-me
Although she was raised in the Jewish religion, she relates how one day she received Jesus as her Savior, Lord and Messiah:
“In the 1980’s at one point I lived in a hotel in Tiberius, Israel. I could see the Sea of Galilee from my room. One day, I had a vision in which I saw Yeshua (Jesus) walking on the lake. It wasn’t a dream; I just saw him! So I told my daughter and I got more and more interested in Jesus and read many books about him.
When we moved back to France, we were still seeking and reading. Then one day, I was walking on the beach in Nice, and I met a Christian woman named Rosemund. We spoke about Jesus for quite a while. When we began to read the Bible together, it suddenly became very clear to me that Jesus was our Jewish Messiah. I talked with my daughter, and over time she too came to believe in him.
Jesus was Jewish. He taught from the Hebrew Scriptures. In his day the New Testament didn’t exist. He died for our sins voluntarily – no one murdered him, neither Romans nor Jews. Some people claim the New Testament is anti-Semitic. What an idea! It’s not in the least bit anti-Semitic. All you have to do is to read it and you will find a book that is thoroughly Jewish.
I’ve always wondered why God took me out of the concentration camp and restored my health. There are millions that died. I was not saved thanks to my own wisdom. I recognize that God saved me, but why me?. I don’t know the answer.
Since I have come to know Yeshua, I have a whole different way of thinking. I don’t need to go to be entertained or a lot of material things to be happy. I am just more content. Most of all, I have peace in my heart knowing that my sins are forgiven and that one day I will be with my Messiah in heaven.”
Regardless of your culture or religious background, believe that there is one true God, and Jesus Christ (Messiah) His only begotten Son. He died on the cross to redeem all men from their sins. He rose from the dead after three days and three nights and now sits in heaven at the right hand of God the Father interceding for His people, and awaiting the day of His return to the earth. Won’t you receive Him today as your Savior, Messiah and Lord of your life?
Pray this prayer and mean it with all your heart:
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you that You sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins. I repent of my sinful life; please forgive me. I invite Jesus to be my Savior and Lord of my life today. Help me to be the man (or woman) of God You want me to be. Amen.
If you just prayed this prayer, you have now been forgiven of all your sins. Start attending a Bible-believing church regularly where you can continue to grow in your Christian faith. If you need a Bible or other Christian literature, write us and we’ll send it to you absolutely free.
- Luis Josephus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
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Jesus Walks on the Water
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Let us rejoice on this last day of Passover, remembering that Jesus the Messiah, the holy Lamb of God, was sacrificed for our sins, was resurrected from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God interceding for us as our great high priest. One day soon, He will come again to establish His millennial kingdom on this earth where truth and righteousness will dwell.
“Be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” - James 5:7
There are many Jewish Cubans (nicknamed “Jewbans”) like myself who’s ancestors first settled on the island of Cuba fleeing the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th Century. Here is a new version of Hava Nagila performed by Cuban singers and dancers (possibly descendents of Spanish Jews) within a backdrop of Old Havana, Cuba. In this video, they have incorporated the Cuban “salsa” rhythms. “Hava Nagila” (Hebrew: “Let Us Rejoice”) is a popular Hebrew folk song that is traditionally sung at Jewish weddings, and Bar Mitzvah’s.
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by believers commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The tradition of observing Good Friday as the day Jesus was sacrificed on the cross is based on a faulty interpretation of the biblical chronology.
Although many well-meaning Christians observe this holiday throughout the world, the truth is, Jesus was NOT crucified on Friday. He was most likely crucified on a Thursday afternoon in order that He might fulfill the prophecy of having been in the grave three days and three nights:
“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” – Matthew 12:40
He was resurrected after sundown on Saturday night, which is the beginning of Sunday according to biblical reckoning (a day begins at sundown and ends the following day at sundown).
Because Jesus was the fulfillment of the Passover Lamb that takes away the sins of the world, He was crucified on the first day of Passover, which never falls on a Friday.
Nevertheless, let this correction of days not diminish the fact that God loved us so much, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus the Messiah, the holy and sinless Lamb of God, to die for our sins, so we could be saved and not perish (John 3:16). Amen.
- Luis Josephus
“Watch the Lamb” – Ray Boltz
Yesterday, April 14th at sundown, began the annual Feast of Passover which is celebrated all over the world – both by faithful Jews, and gentile believers in Jesus the Messiah. God ordained this holiday to be observed each year as a reminder of the Jewish people’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage (See Leviticus 23: 4-5). For us believers in Jesus Christ (Messiah), it also commemorates our deliverance from the bondage of sin when we were saved, born again, and washed clean by the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. Our Savior and Lord was the ultimate fulfillment of the Passover Feast, because He was the Holy Lamb of God that was sacrificed for our redemption.
This year’s Passover celebration is unique.
This year’s Passover, we believe, has prophetic significance, since it coincides with an unusual celestial phenomena know as, “The Blood Moon.” Last night we had a Lunar Eclipse between the morning hours of 1:58 and 3:45 am. Here on the East Coast of Florida, USA, we were up during the night making observations, praying, and taking photos. It was truly a spectacular sight, and we marveled at God’s beauty, handiwork, and perfect sovereignty over the universe. Many are also predicting that God has given us a sign that something very important is about to transpire in the nation of Israel and the world.
Is this Passover Blood Moon a sign of a world-shattering events about to happen in Israel? Or, a sign of the end of days? We don’t know for sure. But we do know that God gives us signs and wonders in advance of significant events, to let us know something is about to happen.
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, before he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity…” – Luke 21-25-27
“Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” – Matthew 24:42
Last night’s Passover Blood Moon is the first of four Blood Moons that will be occurring within six months of each other. The next Blood Moon will occur on October 8, the third again on April 4, 2015, and the final on September 28, 2015. Although Blood Moons have occurred throughout human history, this tetrad of four Blood Moons in such short intervals of time of from each other is leaving even scientist scratching their heads and wondering, “What’s going on?”
It’s exciting to be alive in these end times.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus predicted these days and said, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption is near.” (Luke 21:28 ).
Are you ready to meet Jesus if He returns today? If not, pray and repent of your sins. Ask Him to forgive you and cleans you with His precious blood. Receive Him as the Savior and Lord of your life. Amen.
- Luis Josephus
*Happy Passover greeting in Hebrew is “Chag Pesach Sameach”.
NOTE: The next Blood Moon this year will also occur on the first day of the biblical Feast of Tabernacles, October 28, 2014. And then again on September 28, 2015. Just a coincidence?
RIGHT: Photo of Blood Moon as it passed last night over Port Orange, Florida, USA. Courtesy of CNN.
“All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].” – John 6:37 (Amp)
Most mornings after I pray and have a cup of coffee, I log-on to my laptop computer and check my email messages. I start hitting the “Delete” button, trying to clean-out the dozens of messages I don’t have the time, or desire to read. Messages like those from scam ministries asking for money, or advertisers attempting to sell me cheap watches or fabulous vacations in Tobingo – all kinds of “Junk Email” that clutters my email box every day.
Recently, I wondered how God handles all the email He gets. If He had an email address, that is, it might be something like: “OneTrueGod@gmail.com.” Would He read every email He received? Or, would He delete many of them without opening, like I do? Actually, I believe He would read every single one! Here’s why: I believe our God loves to hear from us anytime we want to talk with Him. And He doesn’t get bored with us like other people do. He enjoys every conversation we have with Him. He is never too busy to listen to us when we visit with Him in prayer.
God loves us so much that when we honestly let him know about what’s going on in our lives – our needs, feelings, hurts, and even complaints, we always have His full attention. God is the most compassionate and best friend we will ever have. We can talk to Him about anything. He will never be judgmental or criticize us for what we say, or for expressing our feelings no matter how dumb. He has promised to “be there” for us any time of the day or night, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
“…casting all your care(s) upon Him, for He cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7
So next time you need to talk with someone, talk with God first.
Prayer is the best (IM) Instant Messenger – better than chatting on Google or Facebook. You can chat with God without needing a computer or Internet service. He is always ready to listen, and your message will never be deleted from His In-Box.
P R A Y E R
Heavenly Father, I thank You for your unfailing love and concern for me. I thank You that I can come to You in prayer with all my needs, feelings, hurts, and complaints, 24/7. You will always be glad to hear from me. And as I cast all my cares upon You, You will care for me, understand me, and give me the right advice. I can always come before Your throne room of grace and receive mercy and compassion in my time of need. I bless You and praise You today. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
“For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night.” “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.” - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 5:2
The events described by the apostle Paul in these verses is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Rapture of the Church.
When Jesus died on the cross, rose again, and ascended into heaven to be with God the Father, He told His disciples that, one day, He would return again. Therefore, we believe His promise and eagerly await His second coming, the rapture of His Bride (the faithful in His church), and the establishment of His millennial kingdom on the earth.
The word RAPTURE comes from the Greek word harpazo, which translates into a “catching away” of believers. The moment Jesus returns everyone will know; every eye will see Him coming in the sky. Some will be glad to see Him, while others will be afraid for their time of judgment has come. His mighty voice will shout from the heavens and the angels will blow their great trumpets.
The dead in Christ will be resurrected from their graves first, and then those of us who are still alive and remain will be instantly be given immortal bodies to fly up to meet the Lord in the air, which is the atmosphere between heaven and earth. Halleluyah!
Because no one knows the day or the hours of Jesus’ return, we need to be ready at all times by watching and living sanctified lives. Those who don’t have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, or have not prepared their lamps with oil (like the five foolish virgins*) , will be left behind to experience the Great Tribulation, wrath of God He is sending upon the wicked of this earth.
If the Lord Jesus comes back today, will you be ready? If not, repent of your sinful ways and invite Jesus to become your Savior and Lord of your life. Amen.
- Luis Josephus
* See Matthew 25:1-13