An Unforgiving Spirit

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Conflict is a part of life. It could come from misunderstandings, difference of opinion or deep convictions! It usually stems from envy, pride or even hunger for power. Even though we are not responsible for the other person involved, we are held accountable for how we handle it! 

Sadly, many people have an unhealthy response to disagreement! Unless we respond correctly to conflict, we limit our potential to grow in our  faith walk. We can develop an unforgiving spirit, which will lead to bitterness and resentment. Then relationships can be destroyed completely. 

We need to handle our conflicts in a positive way. YESHUA was wrongly accused, unfairly judged and killed for something He didn’t do, yet look how He responded.

Let’s read our Scripture for today and see what He did say.

Luke 23:34A
Then YESHUA said, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they do.”

How do you deal with accusations and criticism? Forgiveness is the only response that will keep you from becoming a victim of bitterness!

Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)

 

Always Rejoice!

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

When you wake in the morning, praising FATHER GOD for the gift of a new day, the sunrise, a new beginning should fill your heart with love overflowing for our ABBA FATHER! 

Our Scripture today tells us to be glad and always rejoice!

YESHUA came to give us life and to give it to us more abundantly! Let’s enjoy life to the fullest and walk in it and experience what YESHUA died to give us. 

Many people in our world today are goal-oriented, but we should not be so focused on tomorrow that we fail to appreciate, enjoy and make the most of this day, which is GOD’S  blessing to us. Our fast-paced, high-pressured society today urges us to accomplish as much as we can as quickly as we can—so we can accomplish even more! 

Yes, GOD does have purposes and plans He wants us to fulfill, but He also wants us to enjoy and make the most of the gift of now—today!

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Remember this day is our gift from our heavenly FATHER. It’s our blessing from Him! 

Lamentations 3:22–23
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Give Him all the praise and enjoy your day to the fullest!

Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)

 

Pleasing God Not Others

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In our Scripture today, we find YESHUA  talking to His disciples, telling them to pray in His Name, and that if they did, GOD would answer them. This is a powerful promise, but it comes with specific requirements! 

Praying in YESHUA’S Name points out the necessity of a family relationship with FATHER GOD through MESSIAH!

If you have received YESHUA as your personal Savior, you then belong to the family of GOD. (You are His child then!) So, coming to the FATHER in YESHUA’S Name is your privilege as His child! We have access to GOD through YESHUA and Him alone! (John 14:6)

Our Savior opened the way for us to approach GOD as FATHER and receive answers to our prayers. Because of our sin-debt being paid for on Calvary, we can come into the Throne Room knowing with confidence our requests will be heard and answered in GOD’S timing.

John 14:13–14
And whatever you ask in my Name, that I will do, that the FATHER may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My Name I will do it.

As believers in MESSIAH YESHUA, we can enter the Throne Room, not as beggars but as heirs of GOD the FATHER and coheirs of MESSIAH. Glory be to His mighty Name!

Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)

 

Ambassadors for Yeshua

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In our Scripture today, we find YESHUA  talking to His disciples, telling them to pray in His Name, and that if they did, GOD would answer them. This is a powerful promise, but it comes with specific requirements!

Praying in YESHUA’S Name points out the necessity of a family relationship with FATHER GOD through MESSIAH!

If you have received YESHUA as your personal Savior, you then belong to the family of GOD. (You are His child then!) So, coming to the FATHER in YESHUA’S Name is your privilege as His child! We have access to GOD through YESHUA and Him alone! (John 14:6)

Our Savior opened the way for us to approach GOD as FATHER and receive answers to our prayers. Because of our sin-debt being paid for on Calvary, we can come into the Throne Room knowing with confidence our requests will be heard and answered in GOD’S timing.

John 14:13–14
And whatever you ask in my Name, that I will do, that the FATHER may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My Name I will do it.

As believers in MESSIAH YESHUA, we can enter the Throne Room, not as beggars but as heirs of GOD the FATHER and coheirs of MESSIAH. Glory be to His mighty Name!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)

 

Personal Matters

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Because GOD has created us as unique individuals, knowing about prayer is not enough. He made us to have an intimate and distinct relationship with Him. So, He will teach us to pray according to who He has made us to be.

Yes, there are principles of prayer that apply to everyone (one example: praying in YESHUA’S Name).

GOD will lead you and me according to who we are and the season of life we happen to be in. GOD has a personalized plan just for you as an individual. It’s important to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit (who dwells inside of you) and follow His plan for your particular life. He will never lead you astray!

Romans 8:27
And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. (NLT)

GOD delights in you and in your uniqueness and wants you to be free to express your differences as you pray. He’s waiting to spend time with you, just as He designed you to be “your unique self!”

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)

 

In Yeshua’s Name

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In our Scripture today, we find YESHUA  talking to His disciples, telling them to pray in His Name, and that if they did, GOD would answer them. This is a powerful promise, but it comes with specific requirements!

Praying in YESHUA’S Name points out the necessity of a family relationship with FATHER GOD through MESSIAH!

If you have received YESHUA as your personal Savior, you then belong to the family of GOD. (You are His child then!) So, coming to the FATHER in YESHUA’S Name is your privilege as His child! We have access to GOD through YESHUA and Him alone! (John 14:6)

Our Savior opened the way for us to approach GOD as FATHER and receive answers to our prayers. Because of our sin-debt being paid for on Calvary, we can come into the Throne Room knowing with confidence our requests will be heard and answered in GOD’S timing.

John 14:13–14
And whatever you ask in my Name, that I will do, that the FATHER may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My Name I will do it.

As believers in MESSIAH YESHUA, we can enter the Throne Room, not as beggars but as heirs of GOD the FATHER and coheirs of MESSIAH. Glory be to His mighty Name!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth, FL (Lantana area)