Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman




We pray this letter will encourage, edify and bless you and yours as you walk the walk.

As you know, the Believer in Yeshua’s life is a battleground, not a playground.

My brother(s) and sister(s), the battles we face are Not ours! They are the Lord’s. Yeshua won the greatest battle when he died and rose again. God intends that you stand in victory at the end of the day. But that won’t happen without a fight.  IT’S not for those who want to run and hide. It’s a faith for strong men and brave women.


The evil day may be upon us, but I am not a pessimist.  It’s time to put on the armor of God. Let’s put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. Let’s make sure we’re wearing gospel shoes. Put on the helmet of salvation. Let’s pick up the shield of faith and the Sword of the Spirit, well prepared for the battle.


We were made for times like these.  Stand firm in the evil day.  Stand up for Yeshua in the power of the Spirit and victory WILL be yours!  Yes!, “PTL!”.


Please consider this edited version of a Sermon I’ve recently shared at L’Chaim and a local Brazilian sister Congregation from Matthew 10:26-31.   “Don’t be afraid” (vrs 26); “Don’t be afraid” (vs 28) and, “Don’t be afraid” (vs 31).


  • Do Not be afraid because the truth WILL be known and prevail.  
  • Do Not be afraid because God IS in control, never slumbers nor sleeps, and is greater than anything anyone can do to us.   
  • Do Not be afraid because God knows you, knows every hair on your head and loves you beyond measure. Two sparrows were sold for a penny, yet none fall without God’s sovereign will being involved. The gospel song reminds us, “ His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” “PTL!” and Hallelujah


Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation