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Logic and reason have never been strong suits of the fanatical anti-Jewish. 


IF ONLY      
"Harvest is past, the summer is ended, but we have not been saved!" [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 8. 20 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 


One might add a “Woe or OY!” to this as it is a depressingly gloomy verse.  The weeping prophet, Jeremiah was woefully lamenting the fact that his nation’s time of blessing and peace had passed without producing any spiritual fruit.  The HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL had been so wonderfully patient and had sent many prophetic warnings time and again, but they were all ignored and the nation — specially its priests and kings — persisted in their rebellion.  And now, the comfort and ease of summertime was over.  The MIGHTY GOD declared that HE would soon "turn Jerusalem into a heap of rubble, into dens for jackals"…and "the cities of Judah a desolation without inhabitants" [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 9. 11 Tanakh, Nevi’im], since they forsook the TEACHINGS and would not obey and follow HIM. 


The ending of summer makes a perfect allegory to portray the sad ending of a time of careless living; it is the beginning the fall season, and nights grow longer and longer as winter arrives and brings harvest to a close. 


There are sad tales of young men and women who live carelessly and sinfully in the prime of their life with little, if any, thought of their CREATOR or what HIS will is for years to be good years of vigor and potential spiritual fruit in their lives.  Then suddenly, they realize that their days of strength and joy are growing shorter with little permanent harvesting of any real value accomplished.  Then sudden and permanent destruction. 


However, it is never too late for a soul to be saved, even with one’s last breath.  The thief on the cross dying beside the LORD YESHUA humbled himself and believed imploring HIM: "LORD, remember me when YOU come into YOUR Kingdom." And, the gracious SAVIOR compassionately affirmed, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with ME in Paradise." [Luke 23. 42 – 43]   The thief’s life had no lasting harvest produce to offer his LORD. 


"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves ME, him MY FATHER will honor." [John 12. 25 & 26c]  "And he who does not take his cross and follow after ME is not worthy of ME. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for MY sake will find it." [Matthew 10. 38 – 39] 


Remember the sad words of the poet: "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "it might have been."  Do not waste your years, your shame and regret will be — If only. . .



Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
May each day be entered with joy in our hearts and confidence that ALMIGHTY God, in HIS mercy, will continue to use us as HIS messengers of the GOOD NEWS to the needy world around us!

 Remember your commitment to obey GOD in holiness and integrity of life. We are overwhelmingly grateful for the goodness and grace of GOD to us, truly HIS mercies endure forever. 

Now, go forth and proclaim the GOOD NEWS as the BELOVED ONE commissioned while it is still day. 


Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.



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