Saving Grace

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

FATHER GOD has predestined every believer to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, YESHUA. This process begins at salvation and will continue throughout your lifetime until you join Him in Heaven.                                 

The apostle Paul is a good example of the LORD’S power to transform an unrighteous man or woman into an image-bearer of YESHUA. Paul was deeply religious before his conversion! When he met the LORD on the road to Damascus, the future apostle learned that all his religious zeal meant nothing. The only way for people to be acceptable before GOD is to receive the saving grace of MESSIAH YESHUA—He replaces our sin nature with a righteous spirit!

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and who He justified, these He also glorified.

Paul was welcomed into the Kingdom in spite of his hostility toward the body of believers! (promoting blasphemy and punished believers). No one is beyond the LORD’S capacity to forgive. His grace is sufficient  (such amazing grace)!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Forever & Ever

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The Book of Revelation may be the most ignored book in the New Covenant, simply because it can be difficult to understand. Revelation has some of the richest descriptions of our LORD YESHUA that the Bible has to offer. We love seeing Him as a baby in a manger, and of course, we know the importance of His death and resurrection, but the story doesn’t end there! Let’s not miss out on the ending of the story.

The apostle YOHANAN, who wrote the Book of Revelation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, was given a dramatic vision of the exalted LORD as He is now in Heaven. He sees YESHUA as the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings and the LORD of THE BODY OF MESSIAH, in the midst of the lamp stands. All Heaven erupts into praise and worship because MESSIAH is found to be the only one worthy to end the age and set up His righteous Kingdom!

Revelation 5:13C
Blessings and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.

If you are a believer in MESSIAH YESHUA, as you read Revelation, you are reading about your future! Picture yourself in the scene, seeing YESHUA as the exalted LORD and Lamb of GOD! Let this glimpse of our future elevate our praise and worship to a new level! Indeed!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Lake Worth/Lantana, Florida

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

Great Attitude

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In our verse of the day, Timothy tells us that  a godly person who is content is in the very best place he or she can ever possibly be in! Joy doesn’t come from having your circumstances in order and under control. It comes from what’s in your heart!

The world is full of people who have what they think they want and they are still not happy nor content. Actually, some of the most unhappy people in the world are people who “have it all!”

Contentment is not about how much money you have, your position or title at work, your possessions or what social circle you belong to! True contentment comes from the heart and is worth more than all material things you could possibly accumulate in a lifetime!

1 Tim. 6:6
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
                     

Being content and satisfied is a choice!

There is no one happier than a truly thankful and content person who abides in GOD’S love! That’s the secret to really finding peace and happiness in life. Are you abiding in God’s ️ love?

With tons of prayers, love & hugs, 

Shalom! 

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Life’s Motivation

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Freedom is one of humanity’s most prized possessions! Yet many people are in captivity. You see, we aren’t just physical beings, we are also spiritual, and we can be enslaved spiritually as well as physically.                 

YESHUA said that anyone who commits sin is in bondage to it (referring to continuous wrongs that become a lifestyle, even for His believers)!   

Almost anything, including the pursuit of power, money or relationships, can develop into a pattern of sinful living.   Usually ungodly habits begin in a way that seems innocent and fulfills a desire or need.  Over time, we can easily become desensitized to any guilt that we might have felt in the beginning. As we sense less conviction by the Holy Spirit, our habit can become comfortable and eventually controls us!

John 8:34
YESHUA answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

Let’s not be deceived by satan. Take an honest look at your life’s motivations! Are there some habits, emotions or dreams that own you?

There is only One who can set you free. His name is “YESHUA.” Cry out to Him today!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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