Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) is the light that drives out the darkness. The darkness must flee from the presence of God (Yahovah the LORD).
I was conversing with a new pastor friend yesterday and he asked me about my ministry, “Did you learn everything you know about the Bible through formal training or by divine instruction?” I responded, “Just like Jesus, I was taught by the Holy Spirit Himself.” I could tell by his question that this pastor understood the importance of being trained for the ministry by God Himself.
Many preachers and ministers, like myself, have never had the opportunity to go to seminary or Bible College for one reason or another. But that doesn’t mean we are inferior in knowledge or wisdom to others who have had formal training. In fact, sometimes it’s better. You see, most Bible Colleges and Seminaries are contaminated with false teachings and denominational biases that can skew a minister’s perspective regarding the truth of God’s Word. Whether it’s a Baptist College or Methodist College or Presbyterian College, and so on, these academic institutions have a tendency to turn out brain-washed ministers that can only think inside the box of their denominational mindset.
Whereas, when the Holy Spirit teaches you Himself, you don’t have this problem. You get the truth straight from the ultimate source of wisdom and knowledge without any interference from man-made ideas or doctrines. That’s what the prophet Isaiah was referring to when He wrote:
“The Lord Jehovah has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak…”
”The tongue of the learned” refers to the idea that you can teach and preach the Bible just as good or better as those who have formally studied for years in academic institutions. How is this possible? Because God imparts to you a supernatural anointing that teaches you of all things. The apostle John spoke of this impartation of divine knowledge and wisdom when he wrote:
“But the anointing which ye have received of Him [God] abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.“ – 1 John 2:27
If God is calling you to be a teacher or preacher of the gospel, don’t let the lack of formal schooling discourage you from fulfilling your ministry. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the same impartation of divine knowledge and wisdom that He has given others for thousands of years. In faith, begin to study God’s Word for yourself and go out and preach and teach what He personally gives you. You will be amazed at how many souls you can reach and how much fruitfulness your ministry will bear, with God as your teacher.
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
REAL JESUS MINISTRIES
As sure as the sun rises every day and the springtime refreshes the earth each year by the seeds that we sow into the ground, the day is coming when the Creator of heaven and earth, Yahovah God, will bring forth an everlasting harvest of righteous mankind from all the nations and peoples. They will give Him the Glory and thanksgiving and praise that He alone deserves. They will also qualify to live in God’s eternal home where joy, rest and peace abide forever.
God is our heavenly Father.
He does not focus on our faults and shortcomings, but prefers to see the potential for good that He has implanted in each and every one of us. These divine seeds God has sown in such rich soil spring up freely, strongly, and constantly. As His redeemed children, He patiently prunes away our unproductive character traits and carefully cultivates the best parts that will yield the most good fruit.
One of the glorious attributes of the true God is that He regards the needs of all His creatures and things. Whether poor or rich, famous or obscure, we are never forgotten by our Heavenly Father. Jesus said that He remembers the falling sparrow, and hears the young ravens when they cry. Are you and I not of more worth than these?
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31
“[Even] When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” – Psalm 27:10
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7
Becoming a Child of God.
We become a child of God by placing our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives so that our sins can be forgiven and removed and our spirits regenerated. God receives us into His family, one by one, by the dual process of (1) spiritual birth and (2) adoption into His family. Each one of us must therefore make a choice to belong to Him and to benefit from His covenant care and love.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a son or daughter of God, and enjoy the privilege and honor of becoming part of God’s family, click here. God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, so that all who believe, trust, and rely upon Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
“In the 20th century, the Jewish people have transformed from being defenseless and stateless into a strong and proud nation, fully capable of protecting itself. The Jewish state will never allow those who seek its destruction to hold means necessary to achieve such destruction. As the Prime Minister of the Israeli government, I will never have my people live in the shadow of annihilation.”
If we read between the lines, it appears that a preemptive strike by Israel against Iran to destroy their nuclear weapons is suggested by Netayahu’s statement, “…I will never have my people live in the shadow of annihilation.”
Previously, Iran has openly declared its intention to “destroy Israel off the map”, therefore, it would not be unreasonable to conclude that it will use its new nuclear weapons to do so. If that is the case, I don’t believe it would be wrong for Israel to protect itself before it is eventually attacked by Iran. Please pray that this war can be averted at all costs. But if it cannot, pray that Yahovah God, the Lord of hosts, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, will protect Israel and the Jewish people from all its enemies. They are still His chosen people and no weapon against them shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
Comment from Brenda Groendyk Schmid: “Did anyone else listen to Netanyahu’s speech last night? Sobering, indeed! Praying for peace in the Middle East and the safety and protection of the nation of Israel!”
Comment from Christians United for Israel: “We believe that when it comes to defending Israel and the Jewish people, Prime Minister Netanyahu cannot defer to anyone else’s judgements, red lines or timetables. The Prime Minister must resist pressure from any and all outside forces.”
Comment from AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr: “For twenty years, Israel has sounded the alarm about the dangers of Iran becoming a nuclear power in an attempt to avoid military confrontation by anyone. Israel has never treated force as the first resort. It has always been – and still is – the last resort. But Israel does not control the path Iran is on. If at some point, Israel – or anyone – must act – only Iran will be to blame.”