|Aug. 9, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina USA|
Greetings to my family and friends of Love For His People Ministry.
Sometimes I get “riled up” and speak what is really on my heart. I hope you do at times too.
After hearing of the FBI raid on President Trump’s home, I got really riled up. How long will this lawlessness continue, even in our “democratic government” and we let it continue? When will we start to speak up? Speak out? Say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done?
I wrote this message below, Be Not Whitewashed or Woked, after my prayer time on our front porch this morning. Hopefully, I won’t have too many “unsubscribe” me after this.
But if so, I chose long ago not to be a man-pleaser. (I hope you read my last message of that same title I wrote last week. See here: Man Pleasers Don’t Need Courage
We don’t have much time to sit around, play around, and let the world go to hell. We must get up and get out there too, and share the truth the Lord Yeshua (Jesus) gave us to speak boldly of.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry
P.S.I am really looking forward to recording more messages with my good friend David Peterman this week. And yes, you will see them when ready!
|Be Not Whitewashed or Woked |
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. “So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Jesus Christ, Matthew 23:27-28, NASU
With the watered-down gospel preached in many churches these days, Jesus (Yeshua) will never be quoted saying what He said when He walked the land in Israel in 30 A.D. In fact, much of that being taught, if you want to call it that, from the pulpits in the churches where many don’t read the Bible for themselves, Jesus is portrayed as an “all-loving”, “don’t rock the boat” type of nice man.
And thus, you can do what you want, when you want, how you want, and He will always love you no matter what.
Truth can easily be lost when you mix it with deception and lies. Those who don’t teach the full truth are as deceived as those who stay and listen to it.
How do I know? How many after being “locked out of their churches for those months” (some with no fight or push back at all against government control) have returned to fellowship and solid teaching? You know the lost numbers too as well as I do.
Many Christians will fall away during these times, in these last days, because they have not been taught Who Yeshua (Jesus) actually is. They have been fed a “love me for who I am” gospel, which is not THE Gospel.
And thus, we have “wokeness” abounding even in so many American churches. Tickle the ears of the people, and when reality hits home, they will lose what faith they had and fall away. Their hearts have been made cold because men and women have chosen to water down what Jesus truthfully said and did when He came the first time.
He previously asked if He would still find faith when He returns the second time. He was right.
“Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!'”He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he said to himself, ‘I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think. But because this widow won’t quit badgering me, I’d better do something and see that she gets justice — otherwise I’m going to end up beaten black and blue by her pounding.'”
Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?” Luke 18:1-8, THE MESSAGE“
Persistent faith”, or as it is simply stated in the NASU version in Luke 18:8, “However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” will not be found in as many Christians as we would hope. These have been quietly, routinely, regularly been fed too much pablum, baby food, and no meat to chew on, and thus will not have the faith to stand when the heat gets turned up. As it is certainly these days.
They looked for the “worship experience” rather than the One Who is to be worshipped.
Preachers and teachers who do not give out the truth are whitewashed, having a “clean looking” appearance on the outside but nothing worth keeping on the inside.
Wokeness will eventually kill what faith you have if you are not founded on the truth of the Bible, and the faith that comes from reading it.
Cold hearts will not be able to pump out faith when the time is most needed. No solid foundation produces weak and soon fallen buildings.
Be not whitewashed nor woked. Have faith. In Yeshua (Jesus) and His Word only.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People founder
Message #95 in this series – in the year of our Lord 08.09.2022 – “Be Not White-washed or Woked”, Tuesday, 6:15 am in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Ahava (Love) Moments With You – Steve Martin and David Peterman
David Peterman and I are available to come and minister to your home group, church, or Messianic synagogue to share what we have found in our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) and now walk out in faith – a love for Israel, the Jews, and believers. We speak from our hearts and experiences based on biblical disciplines, with foundational Jewish roots, and continuing onward through to the end of the Book in Revelation, to strengthen the One New Man in Yeshua.
We look forward to hearing from you if you would like to invite us to come.
Contact us at either Steve Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Peterman (email@example.com). Further details will be shared as we hear from you.
|Steve Martin, David Peterman, Love For His People – Ahava (Love) Moments With You“Waking in the Spirit”|
I love recording and sharing my Walk With Me video series with you. This one is a little different, as I looked out our living room window and saw this squirrel stealing the bird seed. And I thought my ingenuity of hanging the feeder from the tree branch would stop them! How funny is this? Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UinXdVQzeRg&list=PLlRsYroaU_0DIeT2kInCysweEa-CpynZ6
Here is my latest book. SALE PRICES! Click here: Encouragement! Paperback, Kindle, and now HARDBACK!
|Encouragement – first from Jerusalem, Israel, and then from Charlotte, North Carolina, USAby Steve Martin (published May 25, 2022) In April 2022 my good friend David Peterman of Lancaster, South Carolina, and I took an Ahava Adventure (“love” in Hebrew) back to Jerusalem as soon as the skies and the Land of Israel opened up again. During those 10 days the Lord Yeshua, Jesus Christ, gave me words to share, which I wrote down each day to share with others. These make up the first part of this book.|
The next section is comprised of messages inspired by the Holy Spirit from our home in Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning before and after the Israel trip. As the Lord would give me a prophetic word, I would start writing and He would further expand on it. Thus those words are written in the major section of this book.
Everyone needs encouragement. Every day. All the negative news spewed out from social media platforms and airwaves needs to be offset by the good news the Lord Jesus (Yeshua) brings to us. From the time He walked the streets of Jerusalem in the first century, to today in this 21st Century, He shares love from heaven and from this home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Until He returns soon, may these messages uplift your spirit, reveal more of His heart, and sustain you as you walk daily in the direction the Holy Spirit gives with the grace and provision that comes with His presence.
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P.S. Thanks Grandson Levi for holding up the new hardback version!
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