I usually write these blog entries for the person who believes in God, and in His Son, Yeshua. This entry, however, is for the person who does not yet know Him, or who may be struggling with His very existence. I would like to share a few facts about the times in which we live today, as I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the time is short, and the clock is ticking.
In the years that I have been following the Lord, I have heard the same phrase over and over again: “If you will show me God – if I can see Him and feel Him – then I will believe in Him”. My reply is always in the form of this: There is no way that I can show you God in a physical form, but the reality is that God is all around us. He shows Himself to us on a daily basis, and if you don’t believe me, you should simply ask Him to show you the truth. “What is the worst thing that can happen? If what I am telling you is not the truth, nothing will happen. However, if it is the truth, your life will transform and change forever.”
I remember one person told me that this is a waste of time. I asked her what was one thing that I could pray for her, in the name of Yeshua, that she would KNOW that He is the truth. She simply replied, “Nothing.” and then she proceeded to smoke a cigarette. I asked if I could pray for her to stop smoking. She replied “Sure, but there is no way I will stop. I’ve done everything to stop… I went to the rabbis, I’ve tried medical interventions. I even tried the patch and nothing helped. There is just no way,” she said. So I prayed, asking the God almighty to intervene and help her to stop smoking in the name of Yeshua.
About a week later, I heard from a mutual friend that this person stopped smoking! When I saw her a few weeks later, she started to shake. She asked me, “Do you know?” I told her yes. She then asked, “Did you hear how it happened?” I said “No”. She told me that a few days after I prayed, she lit a cigarette and immediately felt a sharp sensation in her throat, like a knife, and she could not smoke ever since. Shockingly, when I asked her if she now believed, she said “NO!. I was amazed by this woman’s stubbornness to acknowledge such a profound and clear sign from God! I realized, however, that she is not alone in her struggle to accept Him. But the time to acknowledge Him is growing shorter with each day. God is giving us signs of His Son’s imminent return; ancient prophecies are being fulfilled in our days: the return of the Jewish people to the Land He promised our forefathers; the return of many, many Jewish people to Him and the acknowledgment that Yeshua is Messiah is another sign. But that’s not all! We are witnessing more signs of His return, such as the beginning stages of the gathering of all nations against Jerusalem; the intense turmoil in Egypt and Assyria; the dividing of the Land of Israel in the name of “peace”; wars and rumors of wars, famines, devastating natural disasters, etc. All these are signs from God, indicators of what is quickly approaching. The question is, “What are you doing with it?”
Here’s what it boils down to: When you ask God to show you the truth, please keep your eyes open, because He will answer you! But be careful to not reject it. See it, acknowledge it, and do something with it.
I would like to end with one more story. At a meeting with some fellow believers in Messiah at a coffee shop in San Francisco, I met a man who was yet to believe. At the end of a time of prayer, I asked him if he believed. He told me that he does not. I then asked, “Would you like to?” He told me words that I will never forget in my life, “I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me that.”
So, today I want to ask you: Do you believe? If yes, what are you doing about it? If no, would you like too? How long will you run away? Our God is real, true, and awesome. And He is full of grace, patiently waiting for you to come to Him.
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