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|October, 1998 (5759)||Vol. 24 No. 9|
A Thought from The Word
"Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed" (Jeremiah 17: 14)
The Word of God is replenished with promise after promise; it is there for the taking, such as the above mentioned verse of Scripture. The healing that is spoken of by the Prophet Jeremiah has to do with the physical and spiritual realm of ones being. Specifically, he speaks of this wonderful healing in relationship to Israel as the people of GOD, but remember, that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of GOD..." (II Timothy 3: 16), therefore, we as individual children of The Almighty GOD, can and should appropriate all 'promises' found within the pages of Holy Writ.
Our task as a child of GOD is to find these precious promises (John 5: 39) in The Holy Bible that belong to us, then ask The LORD for His wisdom (James 1: 5), and how to apply (Psalm 90: 12) each and every one to our own life. You will find that this can be a rich and rewarding experience in your 'faith' walk with the Shepherd of your life (Y'shua-Jesus our LORD).
While you are searching for these jewels and gems in both the Old and New Testament, please remember to immerse them with much prayer and supplication. You might be asking yourself, 'In what portion of Scripture should I begin my search'? Well, why not start at the very beginning, that is, in the Book of Genesis! Amen.
AND THE LORD ADDED
These beautiful words come from the Book of Acts, 2: 47, where we find The Wonderful LORD adding to the roles of the newly formed congregation (Church) in Jerusalem, Israel made up primarily of Jewish believers in our LORD Jesus Christ. Later on, as we know according to The Holy Scriptures, many Gentiles (non-Jews) were also added to this growing number.
We at Shalom Scripture Studies are also being blessed of our LORD as we progressively and steadily move forward by faith, step by step.
We were so blessed in having 'one' Jewish Christian outreach in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over ten years. Then, The Almighty GOD directed us to move our headquarters to Savannah, Georgia in 1996. Well, with this move we found ourselves with 'two' outreaches, one in Minneapolis and the other in Savannah. But wait, thats not the end of the story. By the Grace of GOD in November of this year, we will expand once again -- this time to Naples, Florida. This will give us 'three' outreaches as we continue proclaiming His Holy Word, "to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile". (Romans 1:16).
In a very similar way, as The LORD worked long ago with the beginning Church, so He works today (Hebrews 13: 8). He never changes (Malachi 3: 6), therefore we are blessed. Imagine, we have grown from 'one' to 'three' outreaches in a very short period of time. "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9). May The LORD help us to be faithful, always.
A BIG THANK YOU
We are so excited for the interest that many of you have shown in the distribution of our new little Ten Commandment booklets. They are now part and parcel of our literature program as listed in our Shalom Catalog, thus we give GOD all the glory. We also want to take a moment to 'anonymously' thank a wonderful dear couple for providing them to us.
It was a miracle from above how The LORD brought this couple into our lives through the broadcasting of our television programs. From an original telephone call by this couple to our Shalom Scripture Studies office in Savannah, one thing led to another, and lo and behold, today the back portion of our Shalom Chapel and Office is " jam packed" with these wonderful booklets containing not only The Ten Commandments but also on the other side we have many New Testament Scriptures that can help an individual come to a saving knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ.
Isn't The LORD so wonderful? Remember, what we are told in Romans 8: 28, "And we know that 'all' things work together for good to them that love GOD, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren".
Thank you LORD that you are in control of all things. Thank you LORD for Your Ten Commandments. ("If ye love Me, keep My commandments", John 14: 15).
Boris Yeltsin recently surprised the United States by appointing Yevgeny Primakov, a former KGB agent and communist, Prime Minister of Russia. The United States, Israel, and the world, are now wondering how this top-ranking official, with an infamous past history, will influence the future Russian economy, as well as world events in general. In a recent Newsweek article, this was said about Yevgeny Primakov: "Primakov was born in Kiev to Jewish parents. ...clearly he is not a practicing Jew, though he has occasionally been subjected to anti-Semitic criticsm. ...In early 1991, as fighting began in the Persian Gulf, Primakov angered Washington by trying to find a face-saving way out of Kuwait for his old ally Saddam Hussein. Later he clashed with the Americans as he took Iraq's side in disputes over United Nations arms inspections and economic sanctions. But Primakov, who speaks both English and Arabic, can be a skillful, charming and even nonideological diplomat when he needs to be. Primakov told the Duma he would assemble a government of 'professionals' whose first job would be to complete economic reform. But it appeared he wanted to restore some elements of a centrally managed economy".
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