Monday, March 12, 2018

Shalom Dear Friends !

Thank You for bearing with me while I re-wrote, my twice re-written Announcement and Invitation to participate in our Inter-Church Ministry's next BIG Kingdom Work event, which we are Blessed to present with our dear brothers and sisters at Maine's First and Only Messianic (Christ Believing) Synagogue , ......Kehilah Portland, shepherded by Messianic Rabbi Stephen Luft.

'We Are Bound Together by the Task We Have Before Us !'
( Please Consider Joining Us ) 

 for Yeshua/Jesus

The Holy Scriptures in both the Tanakh (Old Testament), as well as the Brith Hadoshah (New Testament) are filled with complex passages that are often difficult to understand. With each passing generation we have seen an increasing 'lack of understanding' regarding the 'Jewishness of Jesus.' (the Messiah spoken of in the Hebrew Scriptures.)  When scripture refers to a custom or expression that is foreign to us, causes us to either gloss over it or attempt to interpret it through our own frames of reference. All too often this results in a misinterpretation, and losing the True Meaning of phrases, and leads to an incorrect understanding and therefore loses the true meaning of the Scriptural passage. The danger of such practices have led to incorrect understanding when it comes to Adonai/God's Redemption Plan, and our paramount roles for both Jew and Gentile as they pertain to the acharit-ha yamim, the end of days, for which Yeshua/Jesus tells us to be aware of the Signs and Times !
Hebraic thought, language, and culture,
are inseparable from scripture !
             ......Wilhelmien van Nieuwnhuizen

Please consider joining us this August (date forthcoming)
As We Glorify God through our Festival of Faith and Revival Rally
of 'The Roots of our Faith'
(tentatively named)

Mystery Israel

' One in Messiah '

A Revival Rally for Jew & Gentile

 All are welcome to attend our first 'Vision Casting Meeting' scheduled for Wednesday April 11, 2018. Between 5:30 and 6:00pm, at  First Parish Church  in  York Maine.

We would highly value participant voices as we meet to 'firm up' this exciting day of
Worship, Faith, and Revival !
'We were born for such a time as this'
Step With Christ Ministries, .... feel free to call with ?'s at 207-363-1775

' Let Us Together '
" Sound the Shofar in Zion and sound the alarm:
let all the inhabitants of The Lord tremble:
For the Day of The Lord commeth, it is nigh at hand "
          ......... Joel 2:1

Be part of reviving the heritage of your faith , for which you have become co-heirs through your acceptance of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, the one who atones for the sins of the world
' For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits: that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the
Fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
And so all Israel shall be saved   (Rom. 11:25)
'the fullness of the Gentiles' has come in refers to the yielding of Gentile believers
to Adonai/God's will. The result of this will ultimately be the Salvation of Israel.


The Roman Empire, during the first century CE, experienced a paradigm shifting, foundation rattling transformation, whose epicenter originated in Jerusalem.  This paradigm shifting, foundation rattling transformation was the Gospel, whose origin was then and is today Jewish.
"For I am not ashamed of the Good News, since it is God's powerful means of bringing salvation to everyone who keeps on trusting, to the Jew especially, but equally to the Gentile. For in it is revealed how God makes people righteous in his sight; and from beginning to end it is through trust — as the Tanakh puts it, "But the person who is righteous will live his life by trust." Romans 1:16 - 17

The Power of Adonai is manifested through the Gospel message.  The Gentile role in the Gospel is in part to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy.  We witness this responsibility conveyed through Sha'ul's (Paul's) letters.  One such powerful promise of the Gospel is the return of Messiah.

Though Father God/Adonai calls Gentile believers in Messiah to be instruments of His love toward Israel ( see Rom. 11:11) , Paul was concerned that these Roman believers might misunderstand God's will, and 'unintentionally' become the pawns of satan. Since the return of Messiah depends on the Jewish people believing on Yeshua/Jesus, (Matt23:29; Acts 3;19-21 ) Satan's goal is to destroy Israel before Israel as a Nation can believe in Messiah and be saved ( Zech. 12:10, 13:1 ). When Messiah does return, satan will be bound ( Rev. 20;1 ), and knowing his fate, satan's tactic today is to get believers to lead self absorbed lives, rather than God-dependent lives - rendering us ineffective for God's purposes as designed by Him in His redemption plan.
Gentiles 'must' understand these Mysteries of Israel
otherwise ignorance produces arrogance, and that results in disobedience to The Will of God.
Please consider coming together with our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters in Yeshua/Jesus,
That we might encourage this generation to be aware of
Prophetic Fulfillment, to live expectantly in Messiah, and to be ready for His imminent return

Help us to portray the Roots of our Faith,
and to demonstrate how Old Testament Scriptures foretell
the New Testament Gospel !

And again, should you like to somehow participate in this 'Kingdom Needed Event,' or be involved in our upcoming event VISION CASTING MEETING, please join us Wednesday April 11th at 6 PM,
WHERE ?....... First Parish Church, York St. York Maine

Get involved and be part of this important endeavor, conveying the origin of your God given Heritage as is documented in the Tanakh and Brith Hadoshah and living by it!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

New InterChurch Event Announced Tonight !

Shalom Friends !

For those of you waiting for our Big Fellowship Initiative announcement, so sorry I'm tardy!  Just know the tardiness is well worth the wait !
Meanwhile, as a Southern Maine BGEA Partner, we would be remiss if we didn't extend this new opportunity to reflect on the life of AMERICA's PASTOR !
This post will only stay up until out Event Notice is edited. Have a blessed Sunday !.........b

Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
 Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
On Fox News channel, 8–9 p.m., ET,
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tune in to Fox News channel for a powerful special broadcast about Billy Graham. Newly released footage reveals this remarkable, yet humble, man and how God worked through him on the grand stage of history—and touched millions of lives around the world. We pray you’ll be inspired as you see what God can do through an ordinary life yielded to Him.

We encourage you to watch the broadcast with your friends and family who need to hear the Gospel message, and please pray that people across the nation will come to faith in Jesus Christ. 

  Will you share this special broadcast on social media? Thank you for your partnership and may God bless you!

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord … that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”—Revelation 14:13, NKJV
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The 'Jewishness' of Jesus !

Shalom Dear Family in Christ !,

Hello Dear Friends !

I pray this email and Post finds you amidst The Joy of Jesus. So!, you're likely curious of the 'news' I cited, so here it is. But ! If like me, perhaps you want the Bad News first. 

The Bad News is that after this week, we will no longer be sending out broad based emails regarding new blog posts. We are grateful  to say that our internet presence has finally been 'blessed' with an identity through internet fellowship, ( i do realize a few of you may be thanking The Father! ,...haha! ). In a way this actually plays out as good news. If you like, we have redesigned our blog and you can simply scroll down the right side, and subscribe to our weekly posts if you desire.

So !, the The Good News !, is within this 'important' email, and ......Friday's 'last posting email' but a very EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT,  and serious 'call to action' as Stand Out Christian Leaders is Imperative.
That said, I beg your indulgence and prayers with regard to these two emails.

Please read the following with deep Holy Spirit discernment. Please pray with Holy Spirit Power, that our Father show you the 'realness' of Holy Scripture, and Signs and Times !
Could a Prophecy of an era of ' Double Blessing ' be upon us ?
Are we Ready !

How can understanding end-time scripture through a Hebraic Lens, help us better comprehend our roles of Jew and Gentile during the latter Church era ?

Is it Time to Worship alongside our Messianic (Yeshua/Jesus believing Jews)  Brother & Sisters ?

Would 'edifying' one anothers walk with Christ impact a Kingdom Plan Revival ?

Can we Impact the younger generation's knowledge of our Jewish Jesus and His Redemptive Plan ?
Can we REVIVE the roots of our Faith ?

I will be sending you my 'last' broadbased email and Announcement on Friday. It is our ministry's devout prayer, that our announcement may touch your soul and journey, in a Kingdom Advancing way !
Till Friday, .......... may God Bless You in every way.

Hilaria Hamm Rogers is with Shannon Cassell and 6 others.
Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this....
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!' Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it..
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now, if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done'.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,
because........... The folded napkin meant,
'I'm coming back!'
Share this!!!!!!!

William (Bill) Bayliss
Step With Christ Ministries

please visit our blog at Step With Christ Ministries  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Blessed with Patience !

Shalom Dear Friends !

Although a topic we've all been exposed to, I thought it edifying to 'share' this recently emailed morsel of Motivation via the Patience of God from the National Assn. of Christian Ministers. Short, Succinct,
and indeed 'Motivational'.                        ENJOY  !!!

Happy Motivational Monday Pastor,Bill,

We pray this email finds you doing fantastic!

So what is Patience? According to Google, Patience is defined as "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset".

With that definition, Patience is a hard attitude to maintain! We were surprised by the exact definition of patience. It isn't just being kind of okay with waiting. It is accepting even suffering without becoming upset!

As born again Christians, we have received and been filled with the Holy Spirit! Patience is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. This Motivational Monday, we wanted to encourage both you and ourselves to develop a deeper understanding that we are called to be patient and to tolerate hardship.

Proverbs 15:18 (NIV) says "A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel." Practicing the virtue of Patience will restore relationships, and will stop fights.

Another interesting Bible Verse discovery we made is the first way that Paul describes love is being patient in the famous scripture of Corinthians 13. Our greatest command is to love one another, and being patient with each other is a manifestation of this love! 

Our God is patient. God has and is displaying His patience with us as shown in Peter 3:9, which says:  "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

Finally, we reflected on being still and having patience with God! Psalm 37:7 (NIV) reads "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes."

God bless you as you wait for Him with Patience!


Abby and Anna :)

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tortured for Christ !

Shalom Dear Family !

What an enjoyable evening Wednesday was with our warming 50 degree pre-Spring teaser. The sermon I was 'blessed' to deliver at The Church by the River this past Sunday, mentioning the fact that I believe our Lord  is ' Doing a New Thing ! ', was affirmed with a much larger than expected attendance for the outstanding Wednesday evening Bible Study eloquently led by Brother, Mike Bush. Thanx Mike !!!

My blessing of an evening continued at First Christian Church of Kittery Point, as I have been invited to participate in their Shofar Night, where we are having the opportunity of a lifetime, as we all finish and personalize our own raw antler Shofar's, and study the history and Biblical use of the 'Shofar', which if not mistaken is mentioned over 80 times within scripture. Life is GOOD, indeed !

What a GREAT best seller book 'Tortured for Christ was !, and now our friends at Voice of the Martyrs
have orchestrated a special TFC movie night in Newington N.H., and other national venues. Tickets are still available till Sunday! The Newington Movie Night is March 12th @ 7:00 PM
I am looking forward to joining Pastor Greg Lull, and my dear friends at First Christian Church for this outstanding movie which reflects the truest form of ' Standing up for Christ '. Should you or your Fellow Church members desire to attend this movie of edification in His name, below are the pertinent particulars.
We Will Hope to See You There !

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Tortured for Christ movie promo
More tickets for Tortured for Christ — The Movie have been added!
More than 500 theaters across the country will be showing Tortured for Christon Monday March 5. As showings are selling out, many theaters are moving to bigger screens, adding a second screen or adding encore events.

If you went to the website to get your tickets and the event was sold out, check again. More than 200 theaters have been upgraded this week. You may still be able to get tickets for this remarkable film!

Buy Your Tickets Now

Image from Tortured for Christ movie
Who will you take with you to see this powerful testimony of courage, love and forgiveness? Share this opportunity with your friends, small group and church, and encourage them to get their tickets online now!

Buy Your Tickets Now
To learn more about the Tortured for Christ movie and to purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Signs and Times !

Are You Ready?

Welcome to what is 'in-process' of becoming our New
Signs and Times Reporting
(compliments of Mr. Randy Lawson, Sr. Elder First Christian Church of Kittery Point 

The latest world news reports the following:  Terrible storms, earthquakes, famine, stars falling from the skies (UFOs?), insane brutal acts, wars and rumors of wars.

What does Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and Revelation say about the above?  We must be very serious about our beliefs in our Heavenly Father (YHWH, Elohim, Adonai) and our Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah).  I do not wish to sound like some kind of prophet and do not want anyone to perceive that idea.  I am simply wanting to provide some thoughts that relate to the times we are experiencing.  Throughout the Gospels, Jesus (Yeshua) warns us to be watchful, and the only way that we can be watchful with meaning is by understanding the critical Scriptures that Adonai and Yeshua want us to know.  Above all, we must love the Lord our God and Jesus more that all things on earth and in heaven.  We must educate ourselves in the “Word of God” and arm ourselves with the “Armor of God.”  Otherwise we will not know the “truth” and will be easily deceived and taken by the evil one.  If you are reading this you should know that satan, the great deceiver does exist, and is hard at work.

If we are not in the end times, we are certainly in a period that reflects the initial tribulations spoken of in the Scriptures referenced in the list above.  This is a time when we must all take to heart the teachings of the whole Bible, the Torah through The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah).  We, who are truly believers, are evangelists who through the “Great Commission” are ordered to spread the “Good News” across the world.  Right now the world is in great need of the “Word” and the “Truth.”  Full denominations are removing the masculine references to our “Father” from their Bibles and from their hymns.  Sinful pagan behavior has again corrupted many churches, and we see around us the church of Ephesus encircling us with the hated works of the Nicolaitans.  Apostasy is rampant, taking our sisters and brothers deeper into the world of self-satisfaction and the “Me Syndrome.” 

All of these things are happening today around us.  Reports from a U.S. Senator, a Pentagon Intelligence Officer, and a U.S. Navy pilot of as many as 20 shining objects (UFO’s) falling from the sky and hovering around the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier Battle Group.  These serious times require us to reach out to others and reinforce the teachings of the “Gospel.”  It also requires us to insure that the “Truth” of the Holy Scriptures is maintained and taught.  We must be reaching out to people and bringing them to our Lord “Adonai” through Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah), and it is critical to eternal life and death that the “Armor of God” is taught to all and more importantly, put into practice.

Paul wrote and preached about our protection with the “Armor of God” in Ephesians 6

1.  The Belt of Truth,           2.  The Breastplate of Righteousness,                3.  Feet with the Gospel of Peace

4.  The Shield of Faith,      5.  The Helmet of Salvation,   and       6.  The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God

All of the above are critically important to each “Believer,” and we must insure that we are “In Truth” the Believers who we say we are.  People who think they are believers and do not in “Truth” learn and follow our Lord according to our Lord’s teachings will not be acceptable in heaven.  See Matthew 7:21-23.

We Must Be Ready!!!     Additional messages to follow.

Author:  Mr. J. R. Lawson is a Christian and Elder of his church.  Served with the United States Air Force and a reserve unit: law enforcement and security.  A retired U.S. Government scientist with more than 35 years conducting research and special investigations for the nation.  He actively continues research into the Holy Scriptures and stays abreast of science and engineering activities.  He is an amateur astronomer and presents lectures on “Our Universe, The Power of God Revealed.”  He has received many national awards and U.S. Government awards and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Billy's Blessings !

Shalom Family !

What a somber yet 'Joyous' occasion the end of our County's Pastor's earthly life is !
So many people 'blessed', So many souls won, So many Disciples made, So very many
KINGDOM CONTRIBUTIONS made over his impactful tenure with us. Truly I tell you,
As our Savior is able to count the hairs on our heads, or the grains of sand at the beach,
our Lord is also likely the only one to be able to count the Kingdom Blessings bestowed on all of us through a lifetime of humble Ministry .  We have felt SO honored the be a Southern Maine partner of BGEA, and have been blessed beyond measure through our edifying relationship.

Please Enjoy the Billy Graham Tributes and Memories Below

Billy Graham
Has Billy Graham Made an Impact on Your Life?
Billy Graham was “pastor to presidents,” but he made a lasting impact on untold numbers of ordinary people in the U.S. and around the world.

If Billy Graham has touched your life in any way, please share your story with us.
Share Your Story
Billy Graham in Romania
Watch Billy Graham’s Memorial Events Live Online
On Saturday, Billy Graham’s casket will be transported via motorcade from Asheville to Charlotte, North Carolina. You can watch the motorcade and memorial ceremonies live online, and Mr. Graham’s funeral service will be streamed live next Friday, March 2.

You can also watch around-the-clock footage of Mr. Graham’s life and ministry, including some of his most memorable Crusade messages.
Watch Now
Billy Graham
Honoring Billy Graham in Charlotte and Washington, D.C.
On Monday and Tuesday, members of the public can pay their respects as Billy Graham lies in repose at the Graham Family Homeplace on the Billy Graham Library grounds.

Mr. Graham’s body will then be taken to Washington, D.C., where it will lie in honor inside the Capitol Rotunda—a rare distinction that has only been granted to four private citizens in the history of the United States.
Read More
Billy and Franklin Graham
Billy Graham’s New Home, by Franklin Graham
“My father never gave up on me, even when I caused him pain. He lived like the Gospel he preached—a message he repeated till his last breath,” Franklin Graham said.

“My father has joined my mother in heaven. He went to sleep in his home in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and woke up in the arms of Jesus.”

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