Power Source

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The power of the Gospel of YESHUA MESSIAH is Love; nothing else! It is the highest form of spiritual warfare that we can do. One believer, totally committed, dedicated and submitted to the love of GOD will make hell tremble! 

Imagine how great our warfare will be with lots of believers acting in love!

So, as believers, let’s go to war on our enemy. Every single one of us needs to decide right now to declare war on selfishness! 

  • Let’s declare war on thinking only of ourselves in our families, homes and even in our work place. 

  • Let’s announce to Satan and his kingdom of darkness: “I refuse to just live for me and be a selfish, self-centered person!”

  • Let’s declare that the love of GOD that is inside of us will shower upon others today everywhere we go.                                               

Romans 12:21
Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Start today, living with purpose, and show the love of MESSIAH on purpose everywhere we go. 

Start by getting yourself off your mind and putting others first. Be willing to give yourself as a sacrifice, and start really loving people!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Attitude Adjustments

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In a previous blog (“A Good Attitude” click here), we learned the importance of a good attitude, showing others YESHUA. 

Today we will see that there is power in keeping a good attitude!

A good attitude helps us to keep our focus in the right place—on GOD and not on the problem. 

A positive attitude with any situation that comes our way will give us the confidence that GOD will work it all out for our good and for His glory. 

If we choose to keep a positive attitude, GOD can cause the things our enemy (satan) has meant for harm in our lives to work out not only for our good but also for the good of many other people. There are lots of hurting people in our fallen world that need YESHUA!

GOD is looking for experienced workers (those who have gone through stuff already) to work for His Kingdom.                 

Ephesians 4:23
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).                

Attitudes begin in the mind. Our minds are renewed by the Word of GOD. Start today to meditate on the Word, and begin renewing your mind on a daily basis. And see the attitude adjustment begin!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

A Good Attitude

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In this life, your attitude makes all the difference; it can be your best friend or your worst enemy! Trials and tests will come our way, but how we go through them has a lot to do with their outcome. 

Keep in mind we have a very real enemy: Satan! He roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5: 8). But keep in mind Satan can never defeat a person with a good attitude! 

As BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH YESHUA,  we should always show others a good attitude because if we claim to be believers in Yeshua, we better know others are watching us. Just because of that, our attitude is very important as witnesses for Messiah.

Our attitude will either draw people to us or push them away! GOD’S Word tells us we are to be the light in a dark world, leading others to Yeshua!

Philippians 2:5
Let this same attitude and purpose and mind be in you which was in Messiah Yeshua.

Next time a situation arrives in your life, take the time to stop and think: “What would Yeshua’s attitude be?” 

Why? 

Because the world around you is watching to see how a MESSIANIC BELIEVER would handle it!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Choices

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Like many people today, the Israelites in YESHUA’S time believed they were destined for Heaven. They mistakenly thought that to join GOD’S family, good works and an intellectual faith were all that GOD required!                               

To help us grasp the truth about entering His FATHER’S Kingdom, YESHUA described two roads that lead in opposite directions. One, being a broad road, is where most people travel. It’s the easy journey requiring few commitments with no rules or road signs. On this path, just about anything is acceptable, giving us whatever we desire. But at the end, it delivers nothing of lasting value. 

The other road (the narrow one) has a small entrance, which is being reconciled to GOD through faith in MESSIAH. Traveling on this road requires a commitment to the Savior and a lifestyle of dependence, sacrifice & trust!

Matthew 7:13–14
You can enter God’s kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad and it’s gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult; and only a few ever find it.

Destruction or everlasting life: Which will you choose? The journey is up to you.

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Expressing Gratitude

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

What motivates us to express gratitude to ABBA THE FATHER? We often  remember to thank Him when something positive happens in our life, but our verse of the day tells us to give thanks in all things, which would include difficult times as well as happier circumstances. That may seem illogical to some of us, but it is not!                                           

Even though life may be difficult, our hope and joy remain because we serve the eternal omniscient, omnipotent GOD of love! We need to remember that our gratitude magnifies the LORD.   He is pleased when we obediently thank Him, even in very difficult times, such as what we have to endure now in this upside down world. 

Our thankfulness also reinforces our faith! Recalling His faithfulness in the past equips us to face our future!

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in MESSIAH YESHUA for you.

It’s easy to be grateful when we receive something we have desired for a long time. But, GOD wants us to express thanksgiving in everything! Meditate on His goodness, love and care, faithfulness, sovereignty and pure promises, always offering Him thanks in all! 

Yes! “PTL!” 

In Yeshua’s Name. Amen. 

With lots of prayers, love & hugs,

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation