Are you ashamed too? – Love For His People newsletter, Steve Martin

Steve Martin, Love For His People Founder/President

May 27,2020 Love For His People in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Greetings Love For His People family, friends, plus a warm welcome to the new readers of these encouraging communications!


Ever hear that? “Keep it simple, stupid.” (Don’t tell your kids that. They will repeat it. Trust me, having raised 4 and now 8 grandkids.)

I grew up sitting under the teachings of Derek Prince, and appreciated the opportunity the Lord Jesus gave me to serve with his ministry, led with the leadership of the International Director David Selby, for a total of 8 years – three years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1987-1990), and then for a second tour of duty for five years (2000-2005) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Listening, watching, and reading the teachings brought forth from Derek, whom I consider one of the greatest Bible teachers who ever lived for 88 years he was here with us, gave me a solid foundation on which my faith walk now stands on today.

And Derek always kept it simple. No yelling. No pounding. No running around the stage, hands up in the air as if I didn’t see him. No expoundatory messages that left one wondering, “What did he say?” Just plain, simple, Bible truth. Gospel truth – on salvation, blessing Israel, demons, end of the age, marriage, relationships, faith, hope, love. You know, the basics of life on which to live one’s life.

Check him out.  Derek Prince International Ministries

Are you walking in faith today? Need some?

I hope your walk with our Lord has grown in these last 2-3 months as He has given us a “Sabbath, Shabbat” rest in Him, to slow us down and awaken us to what is really going on. Did you do that?

No more playing church. No more calling ourselves believers and acting as the rest of the world has so done.

Now is the time to stand up and be counted. You in?

Ahava and shalom,

Steve MartinFounder/President
Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, NC USA

P.S. For those who have known this ministry, serving the Lord and His people now for over 10 years, you know I don’t send out mass appeal letters, by mail or social media.

Thank you to those who yet give to help support families in Israel, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. The Lord’s work continues daily. You too can use the online giving tools below, or send a check to: Love For His People P.O. Box 414 Pineville, NC 28134.

I Am Ashamed

“When Daniel learned that the decree had been signed and posted, he continued to pray just as he had always done. His house had windows in the upstairs that opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he knelt there in prayer, thanking and praising his God.” Daniel 6:10, THE MESSAGE

I am ashamed.

If you were to have looked around the country (the USA and all nations) and saw all the churches closed down, you would have heard what so many were saying, “Oh we must be closed for safety reasons.” Or, “The ruling government says no one can gather in groups of over 10 people.” Or maybe this excuse was used, “What will people think if we aren’t “complying” with what the “know-it-all” scientists are telling us. After all, they are the ones who know it all.”

Or how about, “Because Bill Gates, Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx say it is so. They are right. They have the knowledge, experience, and truth.”

I repeat. I am ashamed.

As a Christian, who has proclaimed for decades that I serve the Living God, the One Who alone saves, heals, restores, protects, provides, directs, empowers…and then looked around all the others who have often said the same thing, but cowered in homes because of all the ones who declared otherwise, as if they were god themselves…

Where has been the, “Stand up, stand up for Jesus!” proclamation we used to sing decades ago?

No wonder the world thinks little of Christianity. No wonder we are not sought out as the ones having the answers, the solutions, the knowing of which way to go, when others continually have spoken that “their way is the way” and we as sheep just follow along like all the rest did, and do.

It is a shame. It is wrong.

It is saying to our God, the Creator, that during this pandemic that took the whole world down the path of pandemic fear and economic depression, that He is wrong, and they are right. And we, the ones who supposedly have the Truth, who have repeatedly said over and over that we are His children, instead chose to follow the words of the world, rather than the Word of God.

For, when it comes down to it, that which we really have said is that we don’t believe Him.

Where are the ones who fear God and not man? Who are the ones who would stand up and say, even after waiting through 2-3 months of this craziness, that we will serve the Righteous God, and not bow down to the empowered government that speaks out of ungodly, unrighteous, unholy spirits?

What a shame it has been. And we have been ones who have brought shame on our Lord, after saying we do follow Him, but then we do not.
How many would stand as Daniel did, when decrees were made, saying he could not pray to His God, for the ruling king was the one who was above all?

Read again, or for the first time, Daniel 6:15-24.

“Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Recognize, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or statute which the king establishes may be changed. Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, ” Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.”

A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel. Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions’ den. When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Then Daniel spoke to the king, ” O king, live forever! “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime.”

Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.” NASU

I am proud, yes proud with a godly, righteous pride, that there have been a few who have stood in faith, and I among them, counting it a privilege to say that we do not bow down to that which seeks to take over the world, the world that alone belongs to Our God, Who never left His throne during all this time. I continue to stand with these, and encourage others to stand up, speak out, and serve the God they say they do, and must continue to do so now.

This has only been a test the Lord allowed, in His wisdom and understanding, to see how we would react, how we would walk in faith or fear, and how we would respond to a work of the enemy, the one who continually attempts to destroy, kill, and usurp the will of the Lord God Almighty.

What about you who call yourself a Christian, one who believes in Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach? What have you done to show it? And what are you going to do when it becomes really bad, when your faith must be shown and put into practice, in order not to bow down to that which is coming, that is not of God?

Whose word are you really going to believe, and trust in?

“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15, NKJV

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” Romans 1:16-17, NASU

Now think on this.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin, Founder/President Love For His People, Inc.

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“By Faith. No Fear. Prepared For His Purposes.” Steve Martin

These 14 short, inspirational messages will encourage you in your faith. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, calls us to be His disciples, strong and courageous as the days grow darker.
We have been prepared. Let us go forth in His might and power. Only by His light and steadfastness directing our steps will enable us to do His bidding.

“By Faith. No Fear. Prepared For His Purposes.” Steve Martin, Paperback and e-book. Paperback $8.95 and $1.95. Amazon
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By Faith. No Fear. Prepared For His Purposes.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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