“Your time of preparation has been completed.” Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry

Aug. 28, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Greetings to my family and friends of Love For His People Ministry.

Wow! Summer has come and gone. Do you know how I know? The kids are back in school! Remember when we used to get a full 3 months of summer vacation??!!

My good wife Laurie and I are counting down the days for our 6 nights and 7 days in Jerusalem. Celebrating our 45th anniversary while spending time with the many friends we have taken the time to make over the years (Nissim and Hadassah Lerner, Avraham Saiden, Nouri Hawa, Uri the hoodie shopowner on Bey Yehuda Street along with Danny Boy) is always a wonderful time the Lord has prepared for us.

Speaking about preparation…for the last few days, I have been thinking about that, and thus my message for you, The Time of Preparation Has Been Completed. It Is Time To Go. follows.

Enjoy the fall. Go, Notre Dame! (and the college team you cheer for…)

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry

P.S. As I wrote above, Laurie and I will be in Israel from Sept. 8-14, 2022. Rarely do we ask others for funds to bless families and ministries there, as we use that which the Lord supplies by other means.

But if you would like us to hand deliver a gift that you share today, please DONATE NOW, or do so before Sept. 5, 2022. Thanks! Nissim and Hadassah Lerner, Avraham, Nouri, Chaim, and others give thanks too!
Our good prophetic friend, Robbie Phillips, who gave so much encouragement to many.

The Time of Preparation Has Been Completed. It Is Time To Go.  

“And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God. “It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:16-17, NASU  

Have you ever really stopped and thought about how long it takes to prepare a meal, and then it is consumed in minutes? For example, I know someone very close to me who takes hours to prepare a delicious offering for family and guests, and then when it is all made and set before all, it can be devoured in less than a half hour. Sometimes even less. 

Over 12 years ago a man of God, a real prophet of the Lord who was very accurate in his prophetic words to individuals, named Robbie Phillips of Lexington, South Carolina, spoke a word over me when in a home group setting here in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have kept that transcribed word in my 3-ring binders, among the many other spoken words over the last three decades of receiving personal prophecy. I now also say that Robbie passed onto glory on Oct. 7, 2017, just 10 days before his 71st birthday. 

On that specific night, he said these while ministering to me, “I see you as a rocket ship having been launched. First, there is the one stage let loosed after the launch, and then the second, followed by a third, finally boosting you into orbit. Once that final stage has been completed, you are released. And then the short work you have been prepared for will start.” 


Robbie Phillips speaking prophetically over Steve Martin

For a while I was troubled by that word, as I thought to myself, “You mean, Mr. Robbie, that it would take all this time to prepare that rocket ship and the capsule attached at the top, to only then be put into orbit and once launched, it would just be used a short time?” I am still waiting on the Lord for that fulfillment, but I truly see it coming. In fact, it may already have. 

As I approach my 68th birthday near Thanksgiving in 2022, I more and more see it coming. The word is becoming flesh and is dwelling among us. We are to be like Him. Jesus said we would be like Him. He came to earth 33 years. It took 30 years of preparation before His Father released Him into that which He had been sent to do. How amazed we are at the length of time the Lord takes to prepare us for that which He has apprehended us for. 

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13, KJV 

We have become so accustomed to having things this minute, this hour, this day, or this week. If something takes more than a year to be prepared, we think, “Man, why is this taking so long.” 

Have you ever considered how long it took the Lord to prepare the Grand Canyon? Have you ever been in awe of Pike’s Peak in Colorado, or the Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming? There is a small photo of the Grand Canyon I have had for many, many years, since 1977. The caption on it says, “God’s work takes time.” 

A painting we have had hanging in our guest bathroom is of two bluebirds. In beautiful, scrolled writing it reads, “It takes time to make old friends.” What a picture of the Lord’s love and patience. Just like the Grand Canyon. 



A young boy or girl (having been given their gender specifically by the Lord Himself) at the age of 7 or 8 is wondering what they will be like when they are all grown up. I remember thinking how many kids would I have, and what would they look like? (Now I know. Beautiful and handsome!) 

Kids do not know it will be decades to see more fully what the Lord has planned and purposed for them. But it will take decades. And it will come. (I have meant some grown-ups who are still wondering what they will be when they are grown up!) 

Each of us has been birthed, for some that were many, many years ago, for the exact plan the Lord had in mind for us even before we were born. “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I separated you for myself. I have appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5, Complete Jewish Bible 

It was true for the prophet Jeremiah. It is true for us. The time of preparation takes a long time. But there is a finish line, an ending point when the preparation is complete. The cake is cooked. The turkey is done. The fine wine is ready to be served. You are that one.

As for me, and the rocket being launched, you too have come to the point in your life when it is “time to go.” Go do that for which you have been prepared to do. It is time. 

Ahava and shalom,



Steve Martin Love For His People, Founder

Message #101 in this series – in the year of our Lord 08.28.2022 – “Time of Preparation Completed”, Sunday, 6:15 am in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


Steve Martin, David Peterman, Love For His People – Ahava (Love) Moments With You
Watch here: “Relationships and Building Them”


I love recording and sharing my Walk With Me video series with you. Here is one from Jerusalem recorded in April 2022. I will be back in Jerusalem Sept. 8-14 to record many more! Here is one watching the young men make shwarma! (Sorry, I am unable to bring some home for you.) Steve Martin

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF4jjeT3p7M&list=PLlRsYroaU_0AKHmqaikSoKhZwF8kwzC49&index=9


Here is my latest book.Click here: SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN – Paperback, Kindle, and now HARDBACK!
SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN by Steve Martin (published August 21, 2022)

There was a song popular in 1967 entitled, “Silence Is Golden” by The Tremeloes. They were a British band sharing their songs there and in the USA.

But that was then. This is now. We are not to be silent when our voices and courage are to be loud and strong.

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are called to speak His Word, share His love, do that which He has commissioned and ordained us to do. That means speaking up.

SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN are messages to inspire and encourage you to speak, write, go, and do that which the Lord has put in your heart to do. We must do it now, or it will be too late.

It is our moment to shine. It is our time, given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ, to take His love, His life, to a needing and dying world. His sacrifice on the cross, His death, His resurrection, had brought Him to this earth to save the nations. Not one. Not two. But all. And He has called us to let the world know.

Do not be silent, for silence is not golden. Through the Jewish people, whom He chose to express His eternal love, He has shown that He is able to deliver what He has promised and will fulfill all that He has yet to finish. Just look at Israel and the return of the Jews after centuries. It is all in the prophetic Scriptures.

This book is to encourage you to speak up, stand up, be the one whom the Lord has called, appointed, and anointed you to be.

As it was in a popular commercial years ago, before the “wokeness” and “cancel culture” overwhelmed the people with its godless agenda, the USA Armed Services had the statement, “Be all you can be.”My word to you is, “Be all He has called you to be!”With this, I hope you read the inspired words the Holy Spirit has given me, and for those not quite into “reading” – enjoy the many photos and images I include!

Steve Martin, Charlotte, North Carolina USA

To purchase on Amazon: SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN– Paperback $9.95 Hardback $14.95 E-book $2.99


Ahava (Love) MomentsWith YouSteve Martinand 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 (loveforhispeople@gmail.com) or David Peterman (rabbiahava@gmail.com). Further details will be shared as we hear from you.


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Love For His People Ministry is a charitable, USA humanitarian ministry started in 2010 to share the love of the Father in the nations, especially to and within Israel. If these letters minister to you, please consider sending a charitable gift of $5-$25 today, and maybe each month, to help us bless known families in Israel, whom we consistently help through our humanitarian ministry.  

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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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