A True Worshipper

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

What does the Bible have to say about worship? 

It is a personal expression of devotion to MESSIAH YESHUA!             

True worship is having the fire for the love of YESHUA in our heart that spills out over everything we do and say! Just knowing that we have a true and living relationship with FATHER GOD through MESSIAH should fill our hearts with enthusiasm and zeal! 

This is the kind of worshipper that is pleasing to GOD! He is seeking true and genuine worshippers! He doesn’t want us to worship Him out of obligation or religion but out of a loving relationship.

John 4:23
But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers will worship ABBA the Father in spirit and truth; for GOD is seeking such to worship Him.

True worship is a lifestyle that reflects the righteousness of GOD, of loving Him and loving His people and obeying His Word! 

Are you a true worshipper?

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

God’s Viewpoint

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Our culture is not one that teaches patience! Just watch the frustration of drivers behind a car that doesn’t start moving the instant the traffic light turns green. Because of a two-second delay, tempers flare and horns honk!                                         

Have you ever gotten frustrated with the LORD when He hadn’t answered a prayer according to your time table? 

Have you ever tried to manipulate a situation and present GOD with the solution and then asked for His blessings? 

GOD’S delayed timing from our perspective is perfect timing from His viewpoint! 

Our omniscient GOD, who is the Creator and ruler of time, can never be late! Waiting on the LORD will require faith!

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the Lord, He is our help and our shield.

The solution to whatever problem you are facing is in GOD’S hands. By steadfastly clinging to the truth of His love for you, His knowledge of all things, and His power over every obstacle, you can put your trust in Him, walking by faith and not by sight. 

When the timing is right, you will see proof of His faithfulness!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Expressions of Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

When GOD created the heavens and earth, He wasn’t just trying to keep busy or do something constructive with His time. Look around, everything you see He created just for you. All of creation is an expression of His true love for us!

Stop to think every time you see the sun rise each morning, watch the rain falling on this earth, look at the carpet of lush green grass and all the beautiful flowers that seem like they are smiling at you; it’s all for us to enjoy! In our verses today, the apostle Paul knew how powerful and important a revelation of GOD’S love is.                         

ESPHESIANS 3:17-19
“…that MESSIAH may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width, length, depth and height to know the love of MESSIAH which passed knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Meditate on these Scriptures today. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you this awesome love the FATHER has for you, and receive HIS FULLNESS!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Day of Judgment

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In past messages, we have discovered the wonders of Heaven together and the joy of spending eternity with our heavenly FATHER. 

Accepting YESHUA as Savior is our blessed assurance we will make it to Heaven; the Word tells us that truth!                But salvation (accepting YESHUA) is about more than getting into Heaven. It’s a lifelong process of becoming more like HIM while we are here on earth. 

In fact, on Judgement Day (our Scripture for today), we will be asked to give an account for the way we used our opportunities, abilities and resources! GOD gives His children (believers in MESSIAH YESHUA ) different types of abilities, amounts of wealth, gifts and blessings. What matters to GOD is the way we make use of them. 

Are we selfish using them for our own good? 

Or are we generously using these gifts to serve YESHUA? 

We will be held accountable and will be rewarded for the ways we invested our lives while here on earth! Even so, Heaven will be our home, that issue was settled when we accepted Yeshua as Savior.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgement seat of MESSIAH , that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done whether good or bad.

Think of all your resources and how you are utilizing them for GOD’S glory! It’s our responsibility to be faithful servants, doing what GOD has called us to do.

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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