Be a Doer

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

The LORD conforms us to the truth by continually confronting us with the truth (the Bible)! When He does, either we accept it as truth or we ignore it. 

When we accept the truth from our heavenly FATHER, we can expect His richest blessings, even when we don’t have any reason to expect any blessings at all! 

Denying GOD’S Word is an attitude He will not bless. Think about when you heard the Word of GOD being preached last! Did you walk away with that Word heavy on your mind? Or did you simply walk away with no thought of it whatsoever? 

We need to let GOD’S truth work its way into our hearts and lives!

James 1:23-24
For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

Let’s ask the LORD in prayer today to refocus our thoughts and help us to be an aggressive listener and to allow the Holy Spirit to cause the Word to penetrate our hearts.

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Walking in Darkness

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

The verse for today, written by John, was addressed to believers who already have a relationship with GOD (salvation through YESHUA) but needed a reminder of how to remain in fellowship with Him. Although believers have been made new in MASCHIACH (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are not yet perfect and still can fall into sin, short of GOD’S goodness! We are still human beings living in these fleshly bodies and can fall into temptation to appease the flesh, which invites darkness into our lives. 

When this happens, it’s important to understand that you have not lost your salvation but that you have chosen to get out of GOD’S will and veered off to a place of darkness for a time! 

Confessing that sin lifts that darkness and restores your peace with your almighty GOD!

1 John 1:5B & 6
God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.

Darkness and light can not exist together; so when we fall into sin, let us be quick to repent and turn from that darkness!

Being in right relationship with our heavenly FATHER always radiates the light of His Shalom and Simchat for everyone to see! Then let your light shine!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

WE MEET AT:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Adventure of Faith

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

A committed and consistent prayer life is essential for every believer who wants to grow in his relationship with YESHUA! Are you struggling in this area? Let’s take a look at some hindrances!

Some find it easy to pray when there is an urgent need, but once the urgency has passed, they drift back into not spending time with the LORD!

Then there is the time factor. Some think they are too busy to fit prayer into their schedule. Some may even think, “Why pray? GOD never seems to answer anyhow.” And they think it’s a waste of time! 

But the Word tells us just the opposite as we read in our Scripture today.

James 5:16B
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

GOD didn’t design prayer as simply an avenue for requests. Spending time in conversation with our heavenly FATHER is meant to help us know Him and love Him! Then as we grow in passion for Him, spending that time we set apart each day will become a delight, and life will turn into an adventure of faith!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

WE MEET AT:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Spiritual Anchor

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

When turbulent times are upon you, the Word of GOD should be your anchor! In our scripture for today, we find Isaiah’s writings about our source for that hope ( MESSIAH YESHUA).

Here GOD promises us strength, help and protection! Moreover, He gives us two commands: “Do not fear and do not anxiously look about you.” 

One of Satan’s successful traps is distraction! He knows that fear can choke faith. He works hard to make unsettling circumstances our focus!

Once our attention is diverted from GOD, and prayer and worship are in lack, then anxiety and doubt have room for growth!

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

The emotions of anxiety, fear and doubt don’t belong in a believer’s life! Let’s use the spiritual anchors throughout GOD’S Word to keep us steady in our faith!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Wellington FL

Faith Muscles

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

Almost every believer in Yeshua at one time or another will make the statement: “I wish I had great faith!” 

Faith is like a muscle. In order for your muscles to become strong, you must exercise them. There is work involved. You can’t just wish for it to happen.

We are to believe GOD not only for salvation through YESHUA but also for everything in our lives! Faith is actually a process that involves increasing degrees of trust throughout.

Elijah was a man of great faith. He saw increased challenges as opportunities for GOD to do His work. Elijah believed GOD for the supernatural (1 King 18:22-36, check it out).

We can too, if we are obedient and willing to trust in Him. Do you want to be used by GOD? He’s not looking for perfection. He’s looking for a believer who’s willing to walk by faith and trust! 

2 Corn. 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 

Little faith hopes GOD will do what He says. Strong faith knows that He will. Great faith believes that He has already done it!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Wellington FL

Stop and Listen

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

In the Bible, we read stories about GOD speaking to His prophets, and He still speaks to us today the same way! We need to listen for that small, still voice; don’t let the business of life keep us from listening! 

The first time He spoke was through the power of the Holy Spirit leading you to salvation, and that is just the beginning!

If we listen carefully, He will call us to sanctification, which means being set apart by Him and for Him to advance His Kingdom. He will continually remind us to use His power and the resources He gave us for the good works He wants us to accomplish (Epheasians 2:10).

Then He calls us to accountability; one day we all will have to give an account of how we used the resources He gave us!

Romans 14:12
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

Has life become so hectic that GOD’S voice is inaudible ? Let’s give ourselves time to listen by spending time in the Word and in our prayer closet. While living here in this fallen world, we all need our heavenly FATHER ‘S guidance!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth, Florida