Tag: Rabbi

Mercy: A Boundless Sea

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

God, who is rich in mercy . . . even when we were dead in sins. Ephesians 2:4-5

A human being is never really aware of the great boundless sea of the mercy of God until by faith he comes across the threshold of the kingdom of God and recognizes it and identifies it! My father was 60 years old when he bowed before Jesus Christ and was born again. That was a near lifetime in which he had sinned and lied and cursed. But to him, the mercy of God that took him to heaven was no greater than the mercy of God that had endured and kept him for 60 years.

I recall the story of an ancient rabbi who consented to take a weary old traveler into his house for a night of rest. In conversation, the rabbi discovered the visitor was almost 100 years old and a confirmed atheist. Infuriated, the rabbi arose, opened the door and ordered the man out into the night. Then, sitting down by his candle and Old Testament, it seemed he heard a voice, God’s voice: “I have endured that sinner for almost a century. Could you not endure him for a night?” The rabbi ran out and overtaking the old man, brought him back to the hospitality of his home for the night.

by A.W. Tozer

The Rabbi’s Call To The Disciples

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In John 1, two rabbinical students started following the rabbi Yeshua from Nazareth; Jesus. He asked them, “What do you want?” They replied to him, “Rabbi, where are you staying” He answered, “Come and you’ll see.” He didn’t say, “look and then if you like, come.” The secret of seeing the blessings of God are hidden in these words, “Come and you’ll see.” Come regardless of what you don’t know, come before you see, and come without conditions. Too many believers are waiting to see before they come. But His words to the disciples are this: come and then you will see. Come and then you’ll know. Obey, then you’ll see. Stop sitting around waiting for God to prove everything to you. Stop requiring that God shows you everything before you walk in faith, because that isn’t faith at all. Come before you see, and then you’ll see the blessing, the love, the miracle, the joy, the healing, and the life God has for you. Just step out in faith and follow the footsteps of Messiah. That’s His promise to you. But you have to come…and then you’ll see.

Today’s Mission – Today, follow the footsteps of Messiah, step out in faith, take new ground, and you’ll see the life God has for you.

by Jonathan Cahn