“Please Forgive Us”


2 Chronicles 6:20-21(MSG) Listen to my prayers, energetic and devout, that I’m setting before you right now. Keep your eyes open to this Temple area day and night, this place you promised to dignify with your Name. And listen to the prayers that I pray in this place. And listen to your people Israel when they pray at this place. Listen from your home in heaven and when you hear, forgive.

In just a couple of hours here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, it will be the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. It is the day of Yom Kippur when Jewish tradition asks the God of Creation to forgive their transgressions. For the Jewish people, life and God are the most important ideals in their lives. I have lived among the Jewish people now for just less than thirty years and I see their heart cry that to save a life is to save the world. This is one of the reasons when you see a natural disaster anywhere in the world, Israel is one of the first countries to rally to be of assistance, especially with medical teams and disaster relief. The biased media will hardly mention it because of their hatred and we ask forgiveness for them from our Heavenly Father as they do not know what they do to themselves when that final day comes. I honestly feel so sorry for the people of the world that are against this God of Creation, as I spoke yesterday, they do not realize where they are headed in the final judgment.

We may not be able to see into this other dimension of God but it is very real and I am convinced that this Father of Lights desires everyone on this planet to come to Him for everlasting “Life” in His Kingdom. He is well aware that just as in the days of Noah, this will not happen but He is delaying that final day in order to bring as many as will understand and be plucked from the fire, as it were, to come to Him. Thus, Lord, we plead for forgiveness as the world does not know what they do. We thank you, Father for hearing us, Amen.


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A New “Day”!

Genesis 1:3-5 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

John 12:46 (Yeshua said) I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

Heavenly Jerusalem?

(This is a very crude example of what the New Jerusalem might look like.)

Revelation 21:10-11 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,  having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

Revelation 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.

The picture is one that I copied off the web of what the New Jerusalem might look like. She is supposed to look like a sparkling jewel adorned for her Husband and according to the Word, she is around 1500 miles in width and in depth and in height. She is a big city to say the least and there is no need of sun or moon or light fixtures as there will be continual light emanating from this awesome God of Creation.

This is a Spiritual city of God far exceeding what we now see in the heavens. As I see it, the heavens as Hubble has shown us will dwarf in beauty by comparison of what is to come for those who will dwell there. I suppose we will live in glass houses as we have nothing to hide. It is a Spiritual world.

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I Samuel 16:7b For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

How do I see you, how do you see me, how do others see us? The one is caring and feeding his personal pet and the other is thinking of who knows what, but, is ready to crumble a piece of food to throw to the birds. I was sitting on a bench just across from them maybe three meters away and watched them for probably about ten minutes as they each went about the business at hand. They did not speak to each other and it was obvious they did not know each other but just happened to occupy the same bench for a few moments of time. Of course, the Lord is looking at all our hearts too as we sat and pondered each other and the various perceptions we each had. I wonder what conclusion He came to about each one of us?

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