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True Wisdom

True wisdom fears and respects God almighty.

True wisdom fears and respects God almighty.

Men of Wisdom Conference

I was invited to be a guest speaker at a recent evangelistic meeting, “Men of Wisdom,” featuring various pastors and Bible teachers. Here is the message I preached, where lives were impacted and souls were saved, for the glory of God.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

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What is true wisdom?

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…” – Psalms 111:10

A truly wise man or woman, regardless of their education or lack thereof, no matter if they’re rich or poor, can be wise because they fear and respect God. It is true that God is a god of love, but He is also a god of judgment.  Therefore, we always need to live our lives mindful of this fact. Because we are sinful people who, knowingly or unknowingly, commit sin every day of our lives, we need to make sure that we confess our sins daily and be cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus.

Who is a foolish person?

A foolish person says there is no God, and no sin, and no judgment day. They reject the grace of God and His free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. But although they are in denial,  and have allowed Satan to blind them to the reality of God, they will one day stand before almighty God at the Great White Throne Judgment.

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. “ – Revelation 20:11-15

Either you name will be found written in the Book of Life – where your sins have been atoned for by the blood of Jesus on the cross, or your name will be written in the Book of Death and Judgment. In these books of judgment, God has kept a very detailed record of your life. Every evil word you have spoken, every wicked deed you have committed, and every shameful thought that has crossed your mind will be listed there. No one whose names appear in the Books of Death and Judgment will escape the wrath of God. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity.

In which book is your name written?

Is your name written in the Book of Life, or the Book of Judgment? If your name is written in the Book of Life you don’t need to fear God’s judgment anymore. All those who have their names written in the Book of Life will be saved by grace through faith. They will not be judged by their works, but by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness. They have been forgiven of all their sins and cleansed by His blood. God will never remember their sins again!

Romans 8:1-2 assures us that “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.”

We are saved by grace through faith, not of our own works, lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).

No matter what type of life you’ve lived in the past, no matter what sins you have committed, your name can be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life today – if you repent and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. That is the greatest and wisest decision you can ever make. Unfortunately, too many people are fools to the very end of their lives. They never believe, and never repent, and they reject God’s free gift of salvation.

I admonish you today, to become the wisest person in the world, and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Be saved before it’s too late!

2 Corinthians 6:2, in the New Living Translation reads, For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.”

Today is the day of salvation…Won’t you receive Jesus right now?

Bow your head and pray this prayer out loud, and mean it with all your heart:

“Dear Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins. I ask you to forgive me of my sins and become the Savior and Lord of my life. Amen.”

If you just prayed this prayer, write us and let us know so we can rejoice with you!

–         Pastor Luis Yosephus

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In Memory of Stan Telchin

Stan Telchin

I was saddened to hear of the death of my friend Stan Telchin. He passed away June 4th,  , 2012 in Lakewood Ranch, FL. He was 87.

Stan was a renowned author, public speaker, and missionary to the Jewish people. He wrote a number of books that were a great benefit to the Christian church and taught extensively on how to win Jewish people to Jesus. He often addressed the misconception that Jewish people are “automatically saved” by virtue of their Jewish heritage. Nothing could be further from the truth! Jewish people, like all nationalities in the world, have to come to a personal faith in Jesus as their Messiah, Savior, and Lord of their lives to be saved.

At one time, Stan Telchin was a prominent Jewish businessman with all the trappings of material success. Yet he was just as lost as any non-Jewish person: he didn’t believe in Jesus as his Messiah. In fact, he had been taught the lie that “you cannot be Jewish and Christian at the same time.”

When his daughter came to faith in Jesus and became a committed Christian, he was determined to prove her wrong. But after months of studying the Hebrew Scriptures as well as the New Testament, Telchin also came to believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. You can read his most interesting conversion testimony in his book, “Betrayed.”

After serving as pastor of Living Word Fellowship in Gaithersburg, Maryland, from 1980-1994, he established Stan Telchin Ministries and began to travel all around the world giving his testimony and teaching Christians how to reach Jewish people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, reflected, “Stan had a huge impact on the field of Jewish missions. He will be greatly missed.”

Even while Stan was in failing health in recent years, his books remained a strong witness to Jewish seekers and will continue to keep on making an impact on the lives of Jewish people in the years ahead.

Thanks for a job well done, Stan. Rest in Peace in the Lord.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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COMMENTS:

Comment from Lorena Rene L Francis  – I met Stan through his brother Joe who I was a care giver for. Stan’s wish was that his brother accept Jesus as his Savior before his death which was close at hand. About 48 hours before his death, Joe asked us to call Stan,he wanted to talk with him. And at that time the two brothers prayed together and Joe accepted Jesus as his savior. It was a beautiful and touching moment and I felt blessed to know both men. Stan Telchin was a wonderful man who loved his Jewish Tradition and loved Jesus.

Comment from Mary Thomas – Loved his books and his testimony! Can’t wait to meet him someday on the other side! My condolences to his family.

Comment from Heather Bester – I pulled out his book a few days ago to re-read again – I plan to read it with my 13-year old son this time. My condolences to his family. I love his testimony!

FOR FURTHER READING:

Betrayed
By Stan Telchin
How do you feel when you are successful, 50 and Jewish, and your 21-year old daughter tells you she believes in Jesus?

Abandoned
By Stan Telchin
Why the Jewish people really need Jesus and how we can develop a faithful, loving witness to them.

Messianic Judaism Is Not Christianity – A Loving Call To Unity
By Stan Telchin
Stan Telchin explores in depth the heart and soul of Messianic Judaism. He exposes the motive behind its creation, its controversial doctrines and its ineffectiveness in Jewish evangelism.

Stan’s Lament Over His Brother’s Death
http://www.telchin.com/pdf/1999-06-NL.pdf

Stan Telchin – In Memoriam
http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/blog/stan-telchin-in-memoriam

Stan Telchin’s Television Interview on 100 Huntley Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxHfD0PbXmA


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Prayer – A key multiplication tool

Felicity Dale

Accountability can make you do some crazy things.

Two weeks ago, the house church that meets in our home discussed accountability. In order to make it practical, I challenged everyone to try and pray with someone, preferably who doesn’t know the Lord [Jesus] during the week, and said that we would report back the next time we came together.

Big mistake! Having challenged everyone, I now needed to live up to it too. Since I live the life of a writer, most of my time is spent with just me and my computer. There was no obvious situation where I would come across someone new, so I brainstormed.

I put an ad on Craigslist. “Do you need prayer?”: no response. I responded to some tweets that said, “I need prayer” or “I need God”: no response.

Finally, a couple of days before we were due to meet again, I received a sales call from someone at an online pet pharmacy. Our dogs needed some more flea and tick meds, so I placed my order. The lady at the other end was just saying goodbye when I interrupted her. “Before you leave, is there anything I can pray for you. I believe that God answers prayer.”

She broke down. She told me something I could pray about and I prayed for over the phone. It turned out she was a Christian. As we said goodbye, she said, “I’ll never forget you!”

When our group came back together, everyone had a story of how they had deliberately prayed for someone. No one they approached had refused prayer; everyone was very grateful.

Would we have done it without the knowledge that we would be asked to report back? I don’t think I would have done so. Prayer and accountability is a key tool in multiplication.


Practical activity:
Give your group a challenge. Maybe challenge them to pray with someone, or to tell their story to a not-yet-believer. The important thing is that you follow up with it.

 –         Felicity Dale, www.SimplyChurch.com

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One God, One Way

The Antichrist will unite all world religions into one and cause all who follow him to be condemed forever.

The Antichrist will unite all world religions into one and cause all who follow him to be condemed forever.

Years ago before I received Jesus as my Savior and Lord, I experimented with other religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age Metaphysics, the Occult, and others. One of the common threads of all these false religions was the prevalent teaching that “All paths lead to God. It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe in god.”  Nothing could be further from the truth; there is only ONE GOD and only ONE WAY to find Him – through Jesus Christ His Son.

When I became a Christian and began to closely study the Bible. I realized that I had been deceived for many years by these counterfeit religious ideologies that had claimed to show me the way to God. Even today, I often come across Muslims, for instance, who tell me, “You and I worship the same god. “Allah” is the same god as your Christian God.” I quickly correct them, “No He is not! The God of the Jews and Christians is not the same god you Muslims worship. The true God, Creator of the universe is not Allah, but Yahovah. You are worshipping a false god, I’m sorry to say.” Muslims usually get offended when they hear this, but the truth is often hard to swallow. Afterwards I always pray for their blinded eyes to be opened.

God’s way is narrow. Jesus is the only way.

Yahovah God sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the sacrificial Pesach (Passover) Lamb that can take away our sins and reconcile us to the true and only God.

You can follow some other (false) god if you wish, but there is only one true way to God – through His Son Jesus Christ the Messiah. Jesus Himself declared, “…No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:6). Perhaps you may think that is dogmatic and narrow. I have to admit that it is; but it’s also the truth. It’s the only kind of belief system that will bring you to God.

Now, you don’t have to follow the narrow road to salvation; you’re free to follow the broad road that most people are traveling to destruction. God allows you to reject the truth and believe anything you wish, or following any other (false) religion you prefer to His. God won’t stop you from making a mistake (that is where your free will comes in). But if you want to follow the only true way to God, you have to get on the right path or you’ll be lost. That’s just the way it is. Yahovah God has decreed that there is only one right way – through Jesus His Son.

We cannot be saved by our own good works either.

Performing good deeds and keeping the laws of God are always important, but they still cannot save us. They can never produce the absolute perfect righteousness that God requires. Only Jesus was sinless and perfect; His imputed righteousness through faith is what saves us.

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us” -Titus 3:5.

It is by “grace through faith in Jesus that we are saved. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” – Ephesians 2:8,9.

The minute you and I place our faith in Jesus’ substitionary death on our behalf, the way to God is open. It is the only way we can be saved.

Anyone can come.

Jesus invited everyone to come to salvation. He said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” – John 7:37. This is an all-inclusive invitation to all human beings. None are excluded except those who exclude themselves. The Lord Jesus gives only one condition: “If any man thirst.” If you’re thirsting for the truth and the only true God, He asks you to simply come to Him. He is the only One that can satisfy you.

Prayer of Salvation:

Pray this prayer right now with all sincerity….

“Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, the Messiah of both Jews and Gentiles. I believe that you sacrificed your life on the cross of Calvary to pay the penalty for my sins. I repent of my sins; please forgive me. Today, I receive you as my Savior and Lord. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to live my life for You, from this day forth, amen.”

If you prayed this prayer just now, please let us know. We want to rejoice with you and send you some free resources to help you grow in your new Christian faith. Simply contact us and provide your postal address where we can mail you the packet.

Contact us at:

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Email: realjesusministries@gmail.com

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For further reading:

Grant Jeffrey: “Could the future Antichrist claim to be the Christian Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, the Islamic Mahdi, the Buddhist Maitreya and the Hindu Kalki all at the same time? Could this be what happens when all of the major religions merge into the one world religion prophesied in the book of Revelation?”

http://signsofthelastdays.com/archives/will-the-messianic-expectations-of-all-major-world-religions-pave-the-way-for-antichrist


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Muslims Converting To Christianity

An inspiring report of how many Muslims all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are coming to faith in Jesus Christ and renouncing the religion of Islam. God is raising up Christians and ministries to preach the Good News gospel of Jesus Christ the true Messiah to the Arabic world – despite the obstacles presented by Islam.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

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See also:

–   Muslim Finding the Real Jesus – http://wp.me/pVLmq-4o–        

–  The danger of Nuclear Islam – Reza Kahlili once served in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps — the most powerful and influential arm of the Iranian regime. He gave an inside perspective on the regime’s apocalyptic worldview in an exclusive interview with CBN News. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/December/Fmr-CIA-Spy-Iran-to-Aim-Nukes-at-Israel-West-/


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The Cure for Spiritual Cancer

The_Cure_Is_JesusSomeone asked me why I was so eager to tell everyone about Jesus The Messiah and the Good News of the gospel. My answer was that if you had discovered a cure for cancer, let’s say, and you knew of many people with cancer, wouldn’t you want to tell them how they could be healed? Of course you would! Well, since we know there are many people with “spiritual cancer” in the world today, why not tell them about Jesus Christ? He alone offers the only cure for mankind’s spiritual sickness and sin nature. If you really love the people around you and are truly concerned about them, tell them about Jesus.

I hope and pray that in your heart there will always be a burning desire to share the Good News gospel and that we will always have a natural rejoicing when we are used of God to lead someone to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for partnering with our ministry and helping us gather souls into the Kingdom of God.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him [Jesus] and given Him a name [rank, authority and power] which is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and that every tongue [willingly or unwillingly] confess that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, to the glory [pleasure and magnification] of God the Father.” – Philippians 3:9-11 (JCV)

TODAY’S COMMENTARY

A common proverb states, “Ignorance is bliss”, or in other words, what you don’t know won’t hurt you. But not when it comes to the things of God. If fact, God once declared, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

One day every person that has ever lived will stand before our Creator to give account of his or her lives at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who’s names are found written in the Book of Life will be rewarded with eternal life with God in happiness and bliss. On the other hand, those who’s names are not found in His book will spend an eternity in torment separated from God forever. Among other things, they will be guilty of rejecting God’s lovingkindness and saving grace through His Son Jesus the Messiah.

No one will be able to use the excuse, “I never knew.”

They will not be able to stand before God and claim ignorance — that they never knew the gospel or had opportunity to accept God’s free gift of salvation. They will not be able to justify themselves and declare, “So sorry, God, pardon my lack of knowledge; I wasn’t aware that Jesus sacrificed Himself for my sins, therefore I shouldn’t be condemned. You’re not being fair.”

On the contrary, God is always fair and just in everything that He does. For thousands of years He has been calling mankind to repentance, and to accept the saving gospel of Jesus, His anointed one. No one who refuses to accept His salvation will be acquitted as a result of pleading ignorance.

The question is not, “Should I pretend to be ignorant and take my chances with God later on?”. The question you should be asking yourself is, “While I still have opportunity, shouldn’t I receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord today?” There is no neutral ground with God, you are either for Jesus, or against Jesus (Matthew 12:30). You’re either serving God, or you’re serving the devil by default.

Every knee shall bow.

Philippians 3:9-11 tells us that, one-day, everyone is going to bow before Jesus – both the righteous as well as the condemned. You can willingly confess that He is LORD today, or you can unwillingly confess Him as Lord tomorrow – when it will be too late. In the later days, everyone will have to submit to King Jesus when He returns. Every knee will have to bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 –         Luis Yosefus

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your free gift of salvation through your Son Jesus the Messiah. Please forgive me of my sins. I willingly confess today that I want Jesus to be the Savior of my life, and I bow down to Him as the LORD of Lords, and King of Kings. To You, O Lord, be all glory and honor, forever and ever, amen.

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