|Sept. 15, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina USA|
Greetings to my family and friends of Love For His People Ministry.
Now that we are home from this last Ahava Adventure to Israel, Laurie and me will continue to strengthen the hands of those around us with encouragement, while at the same time sharing the Lord's heart for His people the Jews with others. As Gentiles, we as believers are called to do this. Both you and us.
My message, As In Your Heart included below will strengthen your heart to do as the Lord has given you. Together, in His purposes and plans, we will accomplish through His grace what we are here on this earth to walk out.As each of us hears and obeys the Lord, that which we give out will return even more so to us. "Give and it will be given to you." (Luke 6:38) This is truth.
Along with this new message, I also share another delightful "Walk With Me" video. I have uploaded 24 thus far but have another 14 to go! I also hope you have seen the hundreds of photos I captured while in Israel, on my Facebook page: Steven L Martin (Steve Martin)
Check this fun video out: Church of All Nations car ride up to the Mount of Olives - Ride With Me, Steve Martin and Nouri Hawa
Ahava and shalom to you, while you serve the Lord today with all your heart.
Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry
P.S. I am going back to Israel Oct. 23-Nov. 12, 2022 for more Love For His People Ministry, and bringing my friend for over 25 years Edgar Persad with me. This will be his 1st trip to Israel, and he will be 70 on July 4, 2023. Never too late to go to the Land and serve His people!
|As In Your Heart |
“Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, "Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few." So his armorbearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart." 1 Samuel 14:6-7, NKJV
Jonathan, King Saul’s son, had a very big and courageous heart. His faith grew as he did what the Lord had placed him in a position to do. As you read of his love for the people, and especially for his friend David in the two books of Samuel, you see that the Lord was with him, as he was with the Lord. What an example for us to know and follow the story of this young man.
And then to see he had alongside him an armor bearer, a trusted friend also - one who stood side by side with him, to carry out God’s purposes through Jonathan. A loyal friend who said to him, “Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart.”
In the Complete Jewish Bible version of the same verses (1 Sam 14:6-8) it reads, “Y’honatan said to his armor-bearer, “Come on, let’s go across to the garrison of these uncircumcised people. Maybe Adonai will do something for us, since Adonai can rescue with a few people as easily as with many.” His armor-bearer replied, “Do everything you think you should; I’m with you, whatever you decide.”
The Lord, Adonai, had put it in Jonathan’s heart to go up against the Israelite's enemy, the Philistines, even before the rest of the Hebrew army led by his father King Saul did so. He knew in his heart that “Adonai (the Lord) can rescue with a few people as easily as with many.” Alongside Jonathan was the one who carried his armor (an armor bearer — a biblical reference to the one who carries the spear and shield of a warrior). He had to be one who had proven himself loyal and faithful. You don’t want someone who will stick your own sword in your back if the opportunity arises!
The armor bearer knew that which was in Jonathan’s heart – to be the instrument of God to carry out the Lord’s will and save His people from the enemy, the Philistines. When others would just wait and let “God do it”- as many seem to think is the action to take in our day – Jonathan moved out in faith.
“(King and father - my addition) Saul was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron. And the people who were with him were about six hundred men.” 1 Samuel 14:2, NASU
Jonathan did what the Lord had spoken through this trusted friend, “Do all that is in your heart.” He did not also sit idly by and let the enemy just run over his people. Even with just the two of them, they went forward as led by the Lord.
It is easy to sit back and let someone else do it. It doesn’t take a lot of faith or courage to sit on the couch and say, “If the Lord wants to take care of it, He will. Let the big guys and women in ministry do it. As for me, I am waiting for the rapture to take me out of this hell hole.”
As Yeshua (Jesus) told the parable of the woman pleading continually to the judge for righteous action to be done on her behalf, Yeshua said, “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8, NASU
Will you too step out in faith and act, knowing what you have been called to do? Will you have faith when the Lord returns? Will you be as Jonathan and his armor-bearer did, and do now what the Lord has put on your heart to do?
We must walk in faith now. People are in real need; they need to know the Savior and the Lord. The Lord has put us here to be His armor-bearer, to be His feet, to be His hands. We are most of all to show His heart of love for His people in the nations, to the Jew first and then to the Greek (non-Jews.)
While on this last Love For His People Ministry “Ahava Adventure” to Israel September 7-14, 2022, Laurie and I shared the love of Yeshua to His people, the Jews, and others in the Land of Israel. They know we come in the Name of the Lord, and they are being drawn to His salvation found only in Him.
May you too have faith and courage to do all that the Lord Himself has put in your heart to do.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry Founder
Message #109 in this series – in the year of our Lord 09.15.2022 – “As in Your Heart”, Thursday, 5:25 am in Charlotte, North Carolina
Since I first met my now good friend, Nouri Hawa, while in Jerusalem in October 2019, it has always been a real delight to be with him. If you need a great taxi driver in Israel, call or WhatsApp him: +972-54-7766260) He will be there for you.
But until then, come
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|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!
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