“This is only a test…” – Love For His People newsletter, Steve Martin

March 5, 2020

Greetings friends of Love For His People ministry!

It was a test. Only a test. And though tests aren’t pleasant, at least for the ones I have taken, it came from the Lord. I accepted it. And passed, but with an ending that I wasn’t quite expecting.

Thus I wrote my latest Now Think On This, entitled: This Is Only A Test

Abraham heard. He obeyed. He passed the test.

We are called at times to do the same. Hear the Word from the Lord. Obey. And pass the test.

In the beginning, we don’t know it is only a test. But that really isn’t our place to determine. We are called to hear, obey, and let the Lord determine what the purpose and plan is as He leads and guides. Ours is to but hear and obey, as we know to do at that point in time. And as we do, His promise comes in the form of other blessings. Even as He did with Abraham.

For as He promised, and One Who always fulfills His promises, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6-7, NASU

Can you imagine what Abraham felt when the Lord asked him to go to Mount Moriah and KILL (or we can use the word sacrifice, if that helps to make it more easy to swallow, comprehend, and or more spiritual for us) his only son Isaac, the one he had so longed for, prayed for, and waited decades for?

God was asking Abraham, now known as the father of faith, to kill this fulfillment of a promise, that God Himself had promised to him years before.

Would our God, the One Who loves us, do such a thing? Imagine that.
To simply answer, yes, He certainly did, and would, and will continue to do in our lives too. This is Who He is. The One who challenges us in our walk with Him to trust and obey. In your life and in mine.

Recently, or rather in the last year and a half, the Lord called me to do a certain thing. I was not willing or had the least desire, to hear and obey. After all, He had asked me to do it over 17 years ago, and when I did, nothing came of it. Nada. Nyet. I walked away with “my tail between my legs” as the proverbial saying goes, when others I presented it to rejected it.

And then He asked me again to do it. And so I did, willing or not…

Read the full message: This Is Only A Test.

As a side note, as the Lord seemingly closed down the door here in this NC/SC region to bring some further unity to His local Body, He opened the door wide for me on my recent trip to India Feb. 11-21, 2020. In a span of five days, in two gatherings, 90 pastors came together to hear the 14 messages I delivered to them on blessing Israel and the Jews. This is a wide-open door that I will walk through every year from now on, Lord willing!

And as He seems to further extend His heart for unity among His people, for whoever will heed His call, this is an encouragement, even as the former test could be seen as one that ended in failure.

Be sure to read the full message: This Is Only A Test

I hope you pass the ones you are given!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve MartinFounder/President
Love For His People ministryCharlotte, North Carolina

P.S. My recent mission trip to India was captured in 59 3-4 minute videos that I took. From monkeys in the trees, cattle on the Hyderabad streets, and the gathering of the pastors, you can watch them. Check here: “Walk With Me” – India 2020 with Steve Martin

Love For His People ministry with Steve and Laurie Martin in Charlotte, North Carolina USA

As non-Jews, Gentiles, goyim, Christian Zionists (whatever label we have!), we began the ministry Love For His People in April 2010, to stand strong for the Jewish state of Israel. In this world, with nations continually becoming more anti-Semitic daily, including our own USA, we have been called, as the prophetic word was spoken over us, as a “scepter for Israel.” Ministering for 10 years now!

Did you know? Have you not seen? Do you have it yet? Love For His People ministry now has our mobile app ready to put on your iPhone or Android! Go to your Apple Store or Google Play and download the free Love For His People app. You can also download it easily from the icons on our website: Love For His People

If you support Israel, and the Jews, you need to come to this gathering. Get informed. Info here. Register now. (required for entry). Aliyah For His People event July 10-11, 2020

An Ahava Adventure: The Four Louis Brothers in Israel by Steve Martin

The Holy Spirit spoke to me. It was a clear word, though not audibly. But being His friend too, I knew it was Him.“This is not your last trip to Jerusalem. In fact, from now on you will be coming twice a year.”

“I will?” I responded skeptically, internally. “And if so, then You are going to have to help me pay for it. I cannot.”

“You do as I say out of obedience. I will take care of the provision.”

He made sure I understood what He had just said, with a firm, “make sure you get this” response, but with plenty of hope, faith, and love covering His words.

Coming along with me this time were three other men.I will tell you that story as time goes by, as you read of the “rest of the story” – as Paul Harvey, the Chicago area radio and TV man, liked to say decades ago. But what follows is just an inkling of what is yet to come.

When 1st published in October 2019 this book made #1 on Kindle for Israel Travel Guides. Then in February 2020 it was made available in Rick Joyner’s MorningStar Book Store in Fort Mill, SC.

Paperback ($14.95) and Kindle ($1.95): An Ahava Adventure in Israel

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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