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What does Shabbat Shalom mean?


Shabbat shalom, is a Hebrew greeting people say to each other on the true Sabbath day of rest and worship, which begins on Friday at sundown and ends on Saturday at sundown.

Remember the Sabbath day [Saturday, not Sunday] by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” – Exodus 20:8-11, The Ten Commandments.

We pray that the shalom (i.e peace, wholeness, and rest) of the Lord will be with you. Traditionally, at the end of the Sabbath, people say “Shavua Tov”, which means, “have a good week.”

– Luis Josephus





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Featured Song:“Shalom” by Michelle Gold, a Jewish follower of Jesus Christ and talented singer/songwriter. Visit her website at: www.michellegold.com


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Faith & Legal Rights


In the United States of America, Christians need to unite in order to defend our religious freedoms before it is too late. Christians everywhere must speak up for their faith and change the anti-Christian bias so prevalent today in our society. Here are some organizations to contact:


alliance-defending-freedom_logoAlliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. They specifically focus on cases involving religious liberty issues, the sanctity of human life, and marriage and family.

Call: 480-444-0020

Or go to: www.adflegal.org



aclj_logoThe American Center for Law & Justice is a politically conservative, Christian-based social activism organization in the United States.

Call: 800-342-2255

Or go to: www.aclj.org



“We are facing a crisis of religious freedom on public campuses today. Nearly 70% of college universities have an unconstitutional speech code that’s applied to restrict Christian and conservative speech,” says David Cortman, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom organization which represents students and parents at no cost to them.

These colleges and universities must be legally challenged to correct their anti-Christian bias. Students everywhere are now speaking up for their faith and changing the policies that restrict their religious freedom.


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Waffling with God

Waffling with God_jpgWaffling or flip-flopping, by today’s definition, is a verb often used to describe a person (in a Christian context) who is indecisive, who lacks a strong sense of Christian commitment and character.

Are you like that?

Are you trying to walk both sides of the road: following the way of Christ and following the way of the world at the same time?

Chances are, you are confused in your mind and restless in your thoughts. You’re still living according to your fleshly passions, rather than by the Spirit of God who wants to free you from all instability and sin.

A double-minded person.

The Book of James describes you as a double-minded person who is unstable in all their ways:

But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver [waffle], for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. A double-minded person is unstable in everything they do.” – James 1:6-8

Double-minded believers are like waves in the sea, tossed to and fro, by every emotion, inclination or influence. One day you are up, and the next day you’re down. One moment you’re living for God, the next day you’re allowing the devil to control you. When you’re in church, you act like a Christian, but when you’re around worldly people, you tell dirty jokes, curse, lie and cheat – just like everyone else.

How long will you allow this to go on?

You are halted between two opinions. You need to make up your mind to be sincere with God and genuinely live for Christ. Not just in church on Sundays, but the rest of the week as well. If you don’t make a commitment to be a true Christian you’ll be laughed about by your worldly friends and labeled as just another hypocrite (and we have too many of those already in the church). Even your prayers will go unanswered. God will not approve of your waffling, and hold back His blessings until you stop flip-flopping.

Stop right now and pray. Ask God to forgive you. Promise Him you’re going to stop wavering in your commitment to Christ, and sincerely ask Him to give you the strength and grace you need to become a better Christian – one who shuns evil and makes wise choices. One who embraces a life of integrity and refuses to compromise his Christian convictions – no matter who criticizes you, or how many friends you may lose. That is the cross all true Christians must be willing to bear. Jesus said, if we refuse to take up our cross daily, we cannot be His disciples (Luke 14:26)

Allow God to transform you into the man or woman He created you to be. Desire to become a person who is steadfast in their faith, without hesitation. Despite life’s perplexities and trials, never waver, stand firm in your principles, steady in your integrity, and settled in your determinations – a person whose moral character anyone can understand, and in whom God can bless and confide.

– Luis Josephus



For further study:

Read about the children of Israel’s wavering between serving Jehovah God or serving Baal. The prophet Elijah rebuked them, saying:

“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver [Waffle] between two opinions? If the LORD [Jehovah] is God, follow Him; but if Baal is God, follow him.’ But the people said nothing.” – 1 Kings 18:21



President Obama Wants To Know The Real Jesus

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

President Barack Obama


Prophetic minister Rick Joyner said he believes President Obama “wants to know the real Jesus.” But the MorningStar Ministries founder is teetering in his own view of which faith the president practices.

In a ministry blog Monday, Joyner responded to a recent Pew Research Center poll that found 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim—up from 11 percent in March 2009—and 43 percent don’t know what religion he practices.

Joyner said after reading Obama’s books during the 2008 presidential election he was “95 percent” sure the president was a Christian, even if a “superficial” one. But now he’s not so certain.

He said he is “about 55 percent persuaded that Obama is a Christian” and 45 percent convinced that he is possibly a Muslim. “And at times I have been more persuaded that he is a Muslim,” he said.

Joyner pointed to moves the president has made in recent months to reach out to Muslims while distancing himself from some evangelical Christians. Most notably, President Obama observed the National Day of Prayer privately in 2009 while publicly commemorating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

“In judging Obama’s faith, many are simply using the basic reasoning that ‘if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck—it’s a duck!'” Joyner said.

“No doubt President Obama is acting more like a Muslim, and doing far more to promote Islam, while at the same time demonstrating disdain or hostility toward Christians and Christianity,” he continued. “The fruit of his actions bears strong evidence that Obama is indeed a Muslim, or at the very least has far more affinity for Islam than Christianity.”

Joyner said many of his Christian friends have long believed the president is a Muslim who is intent on harming the U.S. Joyner himself has been an outspoken critic of President Obama’s health care overhaul, and he formed The Oak Initiative last year to influence politics with conservative Christian values.

Still, Joyner—known for his prophetic-themed books The Final Quest and The Call—said he is unwilling to label the president a Muslim.

“I would believe [the president is a Muslim] except for one thing—I inquired of the Lord about this and feel that I have been shown something else—that deep in his heart he wants to know the real Jesus, just as many Muslims do,” Joyner said.

“He has had a hard time finding Jesus in His people,” he added. “He has had bad influences to shape his life and bad counselors now. I’m praying for the Lord to raise up a Joseph or Daniel to help him.”

Joyner believes the nation’s strength is being “devastated” under the Obama administration and says Christians should pray for the president. “The greatest victory of all could be Obama’s illumination and conversion, which could lead to him becoming one of our great presidents,” he said. 

President Obama has repeatedly described himself as a Christian, and a group of more than 70 Christian ministers came to his defense last week, blasting media and political leaders who continue to question the president’s faith.

The ministers said the president has been “unwavering” in confessing Christ as his savior.

A White House spokesman also said the president is “obviously” a committed Christian. “His faith is very important to him, but it’s not something that is a topic of conversation every single day,” said White House spokesman Bill Burton.

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams Sunday, President Obama attributed the confusion over his faith to “a network of misinformation that in a new-media era can get churned out there constantly.”


Source: Charisma Magazine, August 2010. www.Charismamag.com

Pastor Luis Yosefus

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