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

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

Putting on Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

What does love look like? For this, we have to look at ABBA THE FATHER!   

1 John 4:8 says GOD is love. He knows nothing else! We see throughout Scripture the love YESHUA had for all people and how He handled Himself when they came up against Him and how He behaved during trials. Love puts up with anything and never gives up.

Love is not a feeling; it’s a decision we make. It’s seen when we treat people the way GOD instructs us to treat others! And it doesn’t matter how we feel!

Colossians 3:14
Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.             

When we choose to love, even the unlovable, we are honoring and glorifying GOD! Let the Holy Spirit lead you; ask Him to put someone on your heart today that needs to feel loved. It will return back to you many times over!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation