Month: May 2017

The Unjewish Name Of Messiah

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The word Christ is one of the hardest words for Jewish people to hear. They’ve been called Christ killers for almost 2,000 years. And to the Jewish people, the word Christ was the most un-Jewish of names. The Jewish people were the first to call the Messiah, the Christ, or Christos. Christ is simply the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Mashiach – Messiah. For 2000 years, Messiah’s own people didn’t recognize Him and didn’t realize what they were seeing.

We too can miss the blessing even when it’s in our midst. We can miss realizing His hand and His love in our lives. But the Lord is with you even when you don’t realize it or you don’t recognize His calling. Your blessing may be right there, as with the Jewish people who’ve had the word Christ, but didn’t realize it was all about their Messiah and their hope. Look to see all the blessings in your life, the blessings you’ve missed. For even as the Jewish people are yet to see that the Christ is really their longed Jewish Messiah, there are blessings in your life you have yet to unmask.

Today’s Mission – Are there blessings in your life that you’re not seeing, not appreciating, not realizing? Seek to see them today. Give thanks for them. And cherish them.

by Jonathan Cahn

Arm’s That Can Never Be Broken

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“A Life of Character”

“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms!” Deuteronomy 33:27

The picture suggested, is that of a little child, lying in the strong arms of a father who is able to withstand all storms and dangers.

At the two extremes of life, childhood and old age–this promise comes with special assurance.

“He shall gather the lambs in His arms, and carry them in His bosom” (Isaiah 40:11), is a word for the children.

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He; I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you!” (Isaiah 46:4), brings its blessed comfort to the aged.

This view of God’s divine care is full of inspiration and comfort. We are not saving ourselves. A strong One, the mighty God–holds us in His omnipotent clasp! We are not tossed like a leaf on life’s wild sea–driven at the mercy of wind and wave. We are in divine keeping. Our security does not depend upon our own feeble, wavering faith–but upon the omnipotence, the love, and the faithfulness of the unchanging, the eternal God!

No power in the universe can snatch us out of His hands! Neither death nor life, nor things present, nor things to come–can separate us from His everlasting arms!

by J.R. Miller