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

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

The Great “I Am”

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Being passionate about our life and our purpose begins and continues with being passionate about “our heavenly FATHER.” 

We should always live in amazement about Him and how much He loves us. Everything that once thrilled us about His character should continue day by day filling us with “awe of who He is!”

So what can we do if the wonder and excitement of who GOD is and what He’s done for us begins to fade?

The answer is found in our Scripture today! 

Paul is giving instructions to Timothy when he was battling with fear! Paul told him to stir up (rekindle the fire) the gift of GOD that is in you. It was the gift of faith Paul was talking about. 

2 Timothy 1:6
Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

We have the ability, and it is our responsibility to fan the flames of our faith. Don’t delay; start today. Stir up the fire of passion in your heart for the things of GOD and the awesomeness of who He is: “The Great I Am”!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

New Jerusalem

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The Apostle John had heard YESHUA’S promise to prepare a place for His followers (John 14:1-6).

Then later in Revelation, Chapter 21, we see GOD giving John a vision of that place; check it out. John saw the new Jerusalem come down out of Heaven. It was beyond human description, but he did his best to put this heavenly vision into our language.

John saw the brilliance of GOD’S glory shining from the structure. The gates were made of pearls and the streets were made of gold. The foundation was made of precious stones! The 1400-mile (approximately), cube-shaped city was designed by the LORD as a place for Himself and believers to live there in perfect intimacy. In it was GOD’S throne and the throne of the Lamb (YESHUA)! 

There will be no more pain, tears, heartaches or death; and our new resurrected bodies will never grow tired or sick! 

Revelation 21:2
Then I, John, saw the Holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

As believers, when life becomes burdensome, we can focus on our glorious heavenly future where we will never again experience trouble or pain! It will be just joy and peace with our Savior forever! 

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Heaven, Our True Home

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Because of MESSIAH’S resurrection, we are assured that one day we will have a resurrected body too! Many people have misconceptions about what it will be like when we leave these earthly bodies. Some think that we will just be a formless spirit floating about while others flatly deny the existence of a place called Heaven! 

But the only sure source of accurate information about Heaven is the Word of GOD!

YESHUA had firsthand knowledge of Heaven because He came from the FATHER in Heaven to Earth. And shortly before His death on the ROMAN TORTURE STAKE, He told His disciples that He would return to His FATHER’S house to prepare a place for them.

John 14:2
There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? TLV (Tree of Life Version)

Since then believers have been waiting for YESHUA’S promised return.

Each of us will be given an immortal resurrected body! Heaven is for real, and there we will live, serve and worship our LORD for all eternity!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation