Wisdom, Our Friend

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Godly wisdom can be defined as the capacity to see things the way the LORD sees them and to respond according to His principles. 

This will bring us inner peace and contentment!

Wisdom will always lead you to GOD’S best for your life. Godly wisdom teaches us how to choose our friends wisely, guides us in our finances, and shows us how to always be willing to forgive, and live our lives in a way that is pleasing to our heavenly FATHER! 

Wisdom will lead us to make right decisions when difficulties come our way. Sometimes we would like to say yes to situations when GOD might want us to say no. Wisdom will show us the right way to go.                                                       

Proverbs 3:13
Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.

Wisdom is our friend, helping us at all times not to live in regret. It would be very sad to look back on our lives and feel regret about what we did or didn’t do! 

Let divine wisdom guide you today to make choices that you will be blessed with in the future!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Book of Books

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Scripture provides an accurate account of our heavenly FATHER’S character, actions and purposes. The cross is the central theme of the Old and New Covenants.

The Bible teaches us that man’s problem is sin. The only remedy is faith in the Son of GOD. Through the Word, we learn what happens at the moment of salvation; our sin’s penalty is paid in full, it’s power over us is broken, and the Holy Spirit becomes our daily companion.

Through knowledge of the Word, GOD shows us who He is, what He is doing and how the future will unfold for mankind (in the book of Revelation)!

Hebrews 4:12
For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.               

This Book of Books “Bible” is intended to lead us into a growing personal relationship with our FATHER and  also to empower us for fruitful service as MESSIAH’S ambassadors while on this earth. What place does it have in your life?

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