Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our Common Bond in the Messiah

God keeps his promises.  Every.  Single.  One.  Sometimes, we get a response immediately.  Other times, the promises are fulfilled thousands of years later.  One unique group knows this better than any other.  Outsiders believe this group was blind-sided and that the biggest promise of all times was never acknowledged.  The truth is right in front of us in Scripture.  Here's one of my favorites from Isaiah 35:5, "Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped."

Today's blog is an opportunity to share my perspective from one who spent so many years living in darkness.  The source of my blindness is the same source who obstructs and opposes.  I'm calling out this source today in the name of Jesus because he is up to his tricks and he's trying to snuff the light out of my latest project as it comes to a conclusion on May 1.  He calls for division and exclusion.  Jesus calls everyone.  The Evil One knows we all share a common bond in the Messiah.  He has seen Jesus with his own eyes.  He knows the end game.  God wins.  Jesus is the game changer everyone is waiting for.

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock in the Star Trek series, created a greeting sign for his character based on childhood memories of the way kohanim (Jewish priests) hold their hands when giving blessings.  Nimoy translated this blessing from Numbers 6:24-26 and described it in a public lecture:

May the Lord bless and keep you and may the Lord cause his countenance to shine upon you.  May the Lord be gracious unto you and grant you peace.  The accompanying spoken blessing, "Live long and prosper."

Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015.  His prayer lives on.  So does his greeting sign.  Look for it on May 1.  Have a great day.

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