Friday, August 10, 2018

A Sneek Peek, Thursday 'On The Green' !

Come hear Country Music's

2017

GOSPEL BAND of the YEAR


THE GREATEST GIFT

Thursday Evening Concert's on The Green

Thursday August 16th, 2018


Blessings Friends !

Our beautiful harbor side town of York Maine has been blessed this summer by FIRST PARISH CHURCH of YORK, with an outstanding Thursday Night Concert Series.
Through the further kindness of First Parish, we will extend this Summer Concert Series this Thursday, the 16th at 6 PM with a ' Sneak Peek ' at the Headline Band for this Seprember's
United In Messiah Revival Rally.

Come join us at The First Parish Church 

180 York St. York, Maine 03909

For a FREE night of Award Winning Gospel Music

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Click Here For Music Video

NOTE:  We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to FIRST PARISH CHURCH of YORK
for the Blessing of making this opportunity possible. Special Thanx to Pastor Dan & Betty !
BLESS YOU !



Friday, July 27, 2018

Fellowship of Christian Athletes !

Blessings Friends !

Just as we notified you last year, our friends at FCA have begun their Student Athlete Summer Camp Initiative.
Feel free to navigate the following correspondence from our friend Dan Barnes of Massachusetts. Learn how FCA disciples student athletes to use their God given blessings of Atleticism as a platform for being the Light of our Savior, Jesus.

As a side note, we hope to have FCA participate once again in our Annual ' Inter-Church Fantasy Football League ' this coming season. Should you like additional information about this 10 year old Fellowship Initiative, please feel free to call our home office which is listed on our Home Page.
PLEASE NOTE : We will announce this year's ' DRAFT DAY ' particulars within the next 2 weeks !

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
 Kutztown Camp 2018
Central Mass Athletes Went to Camp

Read this encouraging summary of three athlete's 
experiences and one dad's gratefulness.

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We are Hiring!!!!

Ever thought about a missionary career in Sports Ministry right in your own back yard?  By God's hand upon this ministry, I am ready to start talking with male and female athletes, coaches and corporate leaders who may be feeling called to serve in Central & Western Mass as volunteer board members, full-time staff, part-time staff or as a volunteer Admin Assistant reporting directly to me. 
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING CENTRAL & WESTERN MASS FCA
None of this is possible without the committed monthly support of Kingdom-minded supporters.  We are at 50% of what we require on a monthly basis.  You can be a Kingdom builder and change lives by partnering with FCA.
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NATIONAL NEWS
By The Numbers | FCA Camps Impact Millions

FCA Camps began 62 years ago in Estes Park, CO. Six decades later, they're going full-speed ahead, with incredible growth, reach and impact increasing each year. We are hoping to match and exceed some of the incredible Camps numbers from last year:
 
  • 113,000 coaches and athletes participated in FCA Camps worldwide
  • 780 Camps were held in 45 states and 41 countries
  • 9,417 coaches and athletes made first-time commitments to Christ
  • 10,997 recommitted their lives to Christ
  • 300-plus Camps occurred internationally
  • 4,000-plus certified instructors, Huddle leaders, staff, coaches and counselors
  • 7,200 larger overall attendance than 2016
 
If you are a coach, athlete, leader, volunteer or donor, you are part of the success-along with God's amazing guidance! This summer, FCA is focusing on the theme of "Strong" and 2 Timothy 4:7-that we serve a strong God, and how His followers are called to be like Him in every area of their lives-including sports. Learn more about the exciting Camps season going on now!
"While it will never be about the numbers, we are extremely blessed that God has allowed this ministry to reach millions for Him over the years. When FCA founder Don McClanen organized the first FCA Camp 62 years ago, we know he would have thought it was all worth it if just one coach or one athlete came to Christ. And today, we praise God for every soul transformed by Him through this ministry-whether it is one or 100,000."

Shane Williamson
FCA IN THE NEWS
FCA's Colorado State Director Andrew Powell was interviewed about FCA Camps and FCA's national and worldwide impact by the "Along the Way" radio show on KRKS in Denver. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PERSECUTION !

Hand holding a phone in front of a destroyed building
Eight-Year-Old Nigerian Boy 
Prays for His Persecutors
When 500 jihadis from the Fulani tribe attacked the areas of Barkin Ladi and Jos South on June 23–24, Christians in the area could only pray and flee. By the time the attacks had ended, hundreds were dead and more than 10,000 — primarily Christians — had been displaced from their homes and villages.

One of our brothers affected by this attack was 8-year-old Dalo. Everyone in his family was killed in the attack, and Dalo suffered second-degree burns over most of his body. When VOM staff went to the hospital to encourage the wounded and help provide for their care, Dalo’s nurse told them that he had arrived at the hospital praying — and he has continued to pray. Dalo is praying that God will heal him, and he is praying for others injured in the attacks as well.

Dalo is also asking God to forgive his attackers.

HELP NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS

Woman praying
The Fulani Nationality Movement has taken credit for the attacks and promised there would be more. “Our men are waiting,” the group threatened. “We are eager to fight.” The group has promised to fight against all those “raising their voices against us and against Allah.”

The Voice of the Martyrs is already providing help to victims of the June 23–24 attacks, including medical care for those, like Dalo, who were injured in the attacks. VOM workers are currently helping more than 1,300 Christian families, distributing sleeping mats, food and mosquito nets to those forced to flee their homes.

We invite you to make a special gift to help meet the needs of our Nigerian brothers and sisters affected by this attack. We also ask you to join Dalo in praying for the persecutors. In recent years, thousands of Fulani tribesmen have left Islam to follow Jesus. Pray that many more Fulani will hear and answer Jesus’ call.

HELP CHRISTIANS AFFECTED BY FULANI ATTACKS

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Meet Our ' Prophecy Partner ' !

Shalom and Blessings Dear Brethren !

What an all-encompassing and graceful God we indeed have. ( Amen ) !!!
' Seek and ye shall find ' , ........ there's always more. The more we seek, ... the more He reveals.
This is why I make every effort to begin my day in His word. In a world with cascading morality, and a 'world-scape' eerily comparable with biblical church end-times we need to ask ourselves whether or not we are prepared for Messiah's 'imminent return'.


ARE  WE  BEING  WATCHMEN ?
Do we know what we should be looking for ?


Please take time to meet our new ' Prophecy Partner ',................. Amir, from Behold Israel !
With current Signs & Times appearing as they do, the 'edification' of a learned and committed
' Watchman ' ( from The Holy Land ) could be indespensable during these last days.
Our friend Amir is a Messianic Ambassador of Messiah whom after retirement from the Israeli
IDF as an Intelligence Officer has taken his Holy Spirit gifts to the ' Spiritual Battlefield ', that he might better equip God's Greater Church to be diligent Watchmen. Feel free to sign up for his very informative newsletters directly from ' The crucible of The World '.

Shalom from Osaka!
Towards the end of my ministry tour in Japan, I can only praise God for what He has done and is doing. We had very fruitful meetings with local pastors and saints from all over Japan and the people were super receptive, including some that accepted Jesus as their Lord! 
My next stop is to Perth, Australia, a much anticipated visit by many who have written us over the past two years.
This week I was reminded by the Lord to stay on course in directing people to the Bible and to not fall into the trap of guessing the date of “the coming apocalypse”, as some do with yet another blood moon approaching.
I was also reminded by the Lord, that the gift of teaching Bible prophecy does not include my own interpretation, but merely reminding people of what the prophets have written. It’s so easy to focus on current events and forget that the prophets of the Old Testament and Jesus Himself gave us the real picture regarding what’s next. 
Two thousand years ago it was the two disciples that focused on the current events of their days and forgot to look at it through the lens of the Scriptures. Jesus had to rebuke them by saying “Oh foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!” 
Following President Trump and President Putin’s meeting in Helsinki- again, Israel was a key point of discussion. The Iranian desperation that pushes them to demand the Palestinians in Gaza create smokescreens, is leading to increasing danger of confrontation in the Golan Heights, and Israel is ready to deal with it. God is watching over Israel and the enemy isn’t happy at all! I addressed all of these developments and much more during my weekly Middle East Current Events Update which can be found below. 

This Sunday I will give a special LIVE teaching from Australia on the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av- the day of the destruction of both the First and Second Temple. I will focus on Jewish history and the past and future temples of Israel- The Next Temple! Tune in on Sunday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Perth time).

“‘If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,’
Let Israel now say—
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,
When men rose up against us,
Then they would have swallowed us alive,
When their wrath was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us,
The stream would have [a]gone over our soul;
Then the swollen waters
Would have gone over our soul.”
(Psalm 124:1-5)

Please keep praying for a safe and fruitful ministry tour in Australia and New Zealand. Please pray that my back will stay in good condition with all the flights and different hotels. Please pray that the Lord will keep the enemy away as I faced great attack here in Japan. 
Please pray for my family back home as they face challenges in many different areas. And above all, please pray for the souls of the lost that will hear the message of hope and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus!

Awaiting His return,

Amir

Monday, May 28, 2018

' KINGDOM COME '




UNITED  IN  MESSIAH


Please Join Us

A REVIVAL RALLY & FAITH  FEAST

A Roots of Our Faith Conference and Revival Rally
A Revival of the Messianic Jewish & Christian Brotherhood
September 15th, 2018
Stratham, NH Cooperative Middle School
10:00 AM- 8:00 PM





Shalom Dear Brethren !

As most of you are aware, we here at Step With Christ Ministries have been hard at work with not only
our Christian Church Partners, but very importantly also with our Yeshua/Jesus Believing Messianic Jewish family. Praise Adonai !
In an effort to strive toward Kingdom Unification and the Joint Priesthood spoken about by Paul/ Sha'ul
that is necessary to carry out The Great Commission and to provoke the Jew to Jealousy, we've planned to begin the conversation of ' Coming Together ' through a New England based Revival Rally and Faith Feast recently renamed ....... 
UNITED  IN  MESSIAH
SAVE  the  DATE

SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15th

How can a Hebraic Lens help us carry out our Great Commission ?

How can knowing about ancient Jewish idioms, traditions, and culture deepen our personal relationships with Yeshua / Jesus ?  How can Christian and Jewish believers and readers of the Holy Bible better understand Scripture passages by being sensitive to our shared Messiah's Hebrew heritage?

In Robby Gallaty's book  ' The Forgotten Jesus ', he explains how Yeshua / Jesus was a Jewish man who was raised in a Jewish culture, reared by devout Jewish parents, and whom lived in accordance with Jewish laws.  Jesus Himself regularly attended the Jewish Synagogue on the Sabbath, participated in every Biblical Feast, studied and memorized Scriptures, ( the Torah, or as Christians know it, the
Old Testament, which were the ONLY Scriptures in existence during His time in the flesh.), and began His ministry at the age of 30 -- all of this in accordance with the Jewish customs of the day. 

Now! Please allow me to make something very clear. We are certainly in NO WAY attempting the deception of converting Christians to Judaism. ...................... LORD FORBID !
As a matter of fact, or as a matter of His Kingdom Plan, both Jew and Gentile have very inter-dependent and vital roles in Adonai's Kingdom Plan.
It is simply suggested that these 'Jewish' elements reveal something ' MORE ' about our Messiah that we as Gentiles, or, .... the Nations, may tend to overlook. In doing so, we run the risk of missing 'important implications' from the context of Jesus' life and Ministry that help to see and know our Messiah and His Divine Kingdom Plan better, clearer, and more concisely. 

Alike the above mentioned author, I believe that we'll never attain the full understanding of Yeshua's ministry without understanding the culture into which He arrived and ministered in.  Likewise with the Scriptures Jewish Authors, and their initial audience.
Reading the Bible through or along with a Messianic lens enhances our understanding of the ' why ',
behind the 'what ' of Yeshua / Jesus' actions and words. 
Understanding the context of Jesus' life will help us to see familiar passages in a new and brighter light,
further uncovering nuances and providing a depth of clearer understanding. Some passages may now seem to be somewhat confounding to many stalwart Christians that may be a bit unfamiliar with
The Jewishness of Jesus. ' Let's make an effort to clarify the Word of God.'

As I have so often mentioned in my writings and sermons, ... ' when I add the Hebraic Lens to my Christian based knowledge, I am  able to more clearly comprehend the Signs and Times, and
God's / Adonai's Divine Kingdom Plan. In keeping with an analogy we may all better understand,
' learning about the Jewish Roots of Christianity is like transforming a Black & White understanding of Scripture into an understanding of Vivid Living Color !

In closing today's post, I would like to reflect on a synopsis of  ( ROMANS 11 v. 12, 15 )

Now if Gentiles were enriched because the chosen people of Israel turned down God / Adonai's
offer of Salvation through His only begotten Son, Yeshua / Jesus, think of how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept Him ...... for since their rejection meant that Adonai offered Salvation to the rest of the world, their eventual acceptance will be yet even more WONDERFUL !
It will mean LIFE for those whom were DEAD.

TOGETHER, WITH OUR MESSIANIC JEWISH FAMILY,
WE CAN BURN BRIGHTER for YESHUA / JESUS !
To the Glory of God, and in honor of His Divine Kingdom Plan

LET  US  NEVER  FORGET
Psalm 145:4
' One Generation Will Praise Your Works To Another '

And Very Importantly !

JESUS  >  RELIGION



Saturday, May 19, 2018

"The Forbidden Chapter" in the Hebrew Bible - Isaiah 53


Another 'pre' Revival Rally Messianic Manna Morsel !

Shalom Brethren !

And Shabbat Shalom to our Messianic Family. As we do on many Saturdays, my wife Donna and I enjoy the peace we find in immersing ourselves into the study of God/Adonai, Yeshua/Jesus,
and the Messianic Jewish Roots of our faith. As I've mentioned previously,...... ' when I look at the Bible through the messianic lens I am acquiring, it's like taking a Black & White movie, and introducing COLOR !  And face it , .... a picture indeed can paint a thousand words. ..... Ameyn!

If even one of you sticks with this  subtitled 8 minute video, I believe I will have done my job, as your life in the Messiah will indeed be touched with the reality of what is happening in the Kingdom, when it comes to 'Growing The Remnant' , Provoking the 'non-believing Jews to jealousy' and the state of God's Kingdom Redemption Plan !
Truly ! This Video will Touch your journey.
PLEASE ENJOY !
( and as a note, be sure to check back often as we will shortly be announcing the very special nationally recognized venue for our upcoming Fall Revival Rally with our Messianic Family!)
SHALOM !
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Monday, May 7, 2018

More Messianic Manna Morsels !

Shalom Family !

I pray your day is as Sunny & Beautiful as it is today here By the Bay, in beautiful York,Maine.
A day like this fills me with the Joy of Yeshua/Jesus and has prompted me to share some more
Messianic Manna, with you !

Enjoy today's 'hebraic wordwealth' word of TESHUVA !
With Prayer that we all Turn from Worldly Ways before our upcoming Revival Rally this Fall.
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Teshuva A Hebrew word for: "To turn from the way you were going and return to God for healing, forgiveness, and instruction in righteousness." Return to God YHVH & magnify God alone and be fed on divine wisdom.  www.magnificatmealmovement.com

An 'Article of Edification' from Chosen People's Ministry' Dr. Mitch Glaser
( as seen in the May Zola Levitt Ministries Newsletter )
Please Pray for our Friends at Chosen People Ministries !  Specifically that they may
join us to share their Kingdom Wisdom with us at our Fall Rally

Shavuot / Pentacost

The Feast of Weeks, known to Christians as Pentacost and to Jews as Shavuot, is one of four Spring Festivals, and one of the Three Jerusalem pilgrimage Festivals. Shavuot is called 'Pentacost' for the Greek term meaning '50', as the Lord instructed that this fourth spring festival be observed on the 50th day AFTER PASSOVER.  (Lev. 23:15-16)

Biblically, to observe Shavuot, Jewish Men would sacrifice in the Temple - presenting as offering of grain, two loaves, a bull, a ram, a male goat, and two male lambs- for sin, sacrifice & peace offerings.
In 70 AD, Jewish tradition associated Shavuot with the giving of the Torah (Mosaic Law) on Mount Sinai.
During His time on earth, Jesus fulfilled the first of the Lord's Seven Feasts:  PASSOVER was fulfilled by the death in the Lamb of God, UNLEAVENED BREAD by His sinless Character,
and FIRSTFRUITS by His resurrection. SO, now we must ask ourselves this question :
 " How was SHAVUOT (Pentacost) fulfilled during the First coming of Yeshua/Jesus ?

The 120 Disciples (Acts 1:15) were in one place, in one mind, Praying and focusing on God's work. They were waiting in obedience to the command of Yeshua/Jesus (Acts 1:4-5) and also in obedience to the laws of Shavuot regarding 'NO  WORK' (Lev. 23:21). Many were pilgrims who had left their homes in other places to be part of this festival.
God would bless their obedience now in a powerful way. After some days of their own waiting, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit fell upon the Disciples on the 50th day after Passover!
The initial giving of the Torah by Moses at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19), likewise a NEW REVELATION, is also celebrated on Shavuot/Pentacost.

Today we remember not only the Signs & Wonders of Sinai, but the giving of the Holy Spirit and the oneness of the body of Messiah, comprising both Jewish and Gentile Believers UNITED in Faith. WHAT a WONDERFUL UNION to CELEBRATE !!!
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