Love For His People

"Generations are important, my friend. As they should be." Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry from Jerusalem, Israel

Written on 09/11/2022
Steve Martin

Young Jewish men on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, Israel
Sept. 11, 2022 Jerusalem, Israel

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

Making the most of my time while in Israel I look forward to writing these messages and sharing "Walk With Me" videos, for you also to see what our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) continues to do here. I hope they are a blessing to you.

Today's message is entitled Generations. Our God loves generations and notes them frequently in His Word. I trust you will take a short time to read the message below.

Yesterday we spent the full day with Nissim and Hadassah Lerner, traveling from Jerusalem to Haifa to be a part of the Kehilat HaCarmel Messianic congregation there. Then after a nice lunch, we are back at the hostel for another day with friends Nouri and Avraham. Also, our good friends Larry and Bess Herzekow have now arrived too, and on the same floor, 4 doors down in the Abraham Hostel.

And be sure to watch Molly walk with me. Look here: Molly Walks With Me.

Ahava and shalom my friends,

Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry

P.S. Photos were taken by me on the streets of Jerusalem on Sept. 9, 2022.

“He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers; otherwise I will come and strike the land with complete destruction.” Malachi 3:24, Complete Jewish Bible  

It was good to continue my daily reading in my One New Man Bible as I sat in the green armed chair, along the corner wall in the colorful, labyrinth hallway on the third floor of the Abraham Hostel, across from our room 322, here in Jerusalem, Israel. Laurie and I had started out in Room 320, but on the third day they moved us due to the dripping from the hot water heater (shower) in the bathroom.

Being a guy, I could have just stayed and dealt with it, but the good wife had them move us. Conveniently, it was to the next door down, 322. 

Never had I moved a household so easily, after growing up in Iowa, moving to Illinois, then 7 years in Michigan, 7 years in Florida, and the last 28 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. The hostel is strategically located just off Jaffa Street near the light rail train in central Jerusalem, across from the King of King's congregation building on the southwest corner. With easy walking distance to the Old City, the open marketplace shouk, or to our friends’ shops on Ben Yehuda Street, the Good Lord has had me here two times now. A third time will be in April 2023 with 8 others from the USA Carolinas. That is a lot of numbers.

I tend to pay attention to numbers being I have lived an accountant’s life much of my life career, having them always before me. I appreciate the Lord Himself paying attention to numbers too. Seven days in the beginning. The boy had 5 loaves and 2 fish. (Or maybe 5 fish and 2 loaves?) And then the disciples caught 153 fish. Why would that matter how many they caught, to be the exact number? Who counted them, if you ever thought about that? 

And as I read the Word again this morning from the Gospel of Matthew, primarily written to the Jews with its listing of the lineage of the Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ, through the father’s line, I again comprehended the fact of three groups of 14 generations. I know there is a specific reason for that. 

When I opened my laptop to write this daily “Ahava Adventure in Jerusalem” message, which the Holy Spirit said to name it “Generations”, the wallpaper photo on it is of our family from two years ago in our Charlotte-area home’s backyard. My Mom in front, Laurie, and I in the back surrounded by our four adult children with spouses, and the eight grandkids, still counting at that time. (There yet remains 8.) 

Generations. Three of them. Each ordained and chosen by God for a specific place, time, and assignment. Each called by the Creator to live for Him, walk with Him, and share eternal life with Him. 

I like these verses, from Acts 17:26-28, “…and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist…” NASB 

As I approach the 70-year mark in two years times, more and more I realize how our generation needs to impact more so the next one, so they in turn dutifully impact the next one. Each is not to grow up apart from the ones who have gone before, blazing a trail, and then the ones that follow, seeking to also know the way. Jesus is The Way, the Truth, and the Life. There is no other one worth following nor no other life worth living, apart from Him. 

As Laurie and I walk the streets of Jerusalem and see several generations relating to one another, with respect, honor, and joy in their hearts, I am ever reminded of the opportunity given to me to raise up, train, and then release the ones who call me Dad and Grandpa. 

For each of us, it must be a relational thing, not a title or someone to be separated from after a few decades under the same roof. We can learn a lot from the Bible, the generations listed, and those whom we read about as we have been instructed to do. As I personally visualize the Jewish generations living life here, in Israel, I can learn even more, so as to pass on to those who follow after me. 

I hope you do the same, in Christ, our Messiah. 

Steve Martin, Love For His People, Founder

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Message #107 in this series – in the year of our Lord 09.11.2022 – “Generations”, Sunday, 5:55 am in Jerusalem, Israel
Molly (the labrador) and I both take a walk in the lovely town of 15,000 just 5 miles north of Jerusalem. Come walk with us!Look forward to more to come! Walk With Me and Molly

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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!Steve MartinCharlotte, North Carolina USA

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