From the pastor down the road…



“Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” – Isaiah 8:13
By Pastor J. D. Link at Abundant Grace Fellowship Church, Blanco, TX.

In the midst of the dark days and challenging times in which we find ourselves, many saints are finding themselves battling a spirit of fear. Our national leadership is utterly corrupt, incompetent and out of touch with the people. The constant fear-peddling – perhaps some reasonable, but much imagined – has crippled the nation. 

Vax mandates; vax passports; wide-open borders; inept military leadership; high fuel costs; hyperinflation; food shortages (among many other shortages); FEMA camps and a plethora of other issues have led many saints to a daily routine of stress and anxiety. “Will I get fired if I don’t get the clot shot? How will I feed my family? Pay my mortgage/rent? What about the “variants”? What if I get refused medical procedures? Are terrorists being let loose in my town? What will happen to my children? What if the grid goes down? What if I lose my savings overnight? How will I make it?”

These and many other thoughts are at least crossing the minds (if not consuming them altogether) of the saints. However, we ought not to fear. “Let God be your fear; let Him be your dread.” 

 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28

The only thing – or rather, Person – we are to fear is Almighty God. Not man; not famine; not drought; not plagues; not poverty; not homelessness; not job loss – not even death. We are only to fear, honor, reverence and worship God. We are to fully trust and rely on Him in everything and for everything. This is not to say we don’t use wisdom and do what we know to do in the natural. We are to be responsible and not be fools. However, in all of this we rely on God and put faith in His provision, protection, guidance, etc.

Many things we worry about are completely out of our control. Why then worry? Rather, we pray (Philipians 4:6). The few things that are in our control, we act on. We can each do something in our little part of this world. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”  Colossians 3:23

Don’t fear and don’t worry. This is the constant exhortation of Scripture. Yes, we’ll have tribulations – but be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33). The fear of man brings a snare (Proverbs 29:25) and the fear of death brings us into bondage (Hebrews 2:15). When we stop fearing both – as we’re commanded to – we become free indeed. We must have this revelation in these times; but it will only come through prayer and meditation in God’s Word. So let us start praying and meditating.

In HIS Love,

Pastor J.D. Link




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Until next time…

Gene and LaVada

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The Mystery of Lawlessness…

Yesterday in our Sabbath Assembly, we watched this message from Pastor G. (Gary) Steven Simons, of Triumph in Truth.

“There is a dynamic of deception being unleashed on the masses by Hasatan and his demons, in an effort to create an environment of lawlessness into which the lawless one will arise. In this video, G.Steven Simons shines light on this secret work of darkness and warns believers to love the Truth and not fall victim to the delusion of the lawless.”

–From the Video Description

We would like every pastor, bible teacher, church deacon and elder, we know to watch this message and carefully consider what Pastor Simons is saying here. We believe it is very relevant to the affairs of the present day and time; and, we haven’t heard this passage preached from this perspective before. What do you think?

You can find his Message Notes here at this link.

We have been told so many times that ‘no one knows the day or the hour’…

But, here is what Paul says in his letter to the Thessalonians when speaking about the second coming of our Messiah…

‘Now concerning the times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. When they are saying, “ Shalom and safety,” sudden destruction comes upon them like a woman having birth pains in the womb—there is no way they will escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the dark, so that the Day might overtake you like a thief. For you all are sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness— so then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain on the alert and sober-minded. ‘ [Emphasis ours.]

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 TLV

When our Savior, Yeshua/Jesus, told us in Matthew 24 that no one knew the day or the hour, not even the angels, but only the Father, was He just emphasizing the point that His Words would not pass away? Or, was He referring to heaven and earth passing away at the end of the thousand year reign of His Kingdom? Or, was He referring to His second coming to set up His Kingdom on earth?

”Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven nor the Son, except the Father alone. ”

Matthew 24:35 & 36 TLV

Considering world events, this is a very important subject.

Paul is warning us to wake up…not be asleep…be sober-minded.

And Yeshua is telling us that the generation that sees all these things come to pass which He describes in Verses 3-34 shall not pass away until all these things happen!

We hope you will study this out. We believe we are living in the times Yeshua/Jesus and Paul were speaking about in these passages of scripture. Use the comment section below to let us know what you think!

Until next time….

Gene and LaVada

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Which Commandments Should I Obey?

Yesterday in the Upper Room Sabbath Assembly, we watched Pastor G. Steven Simons, of Triumph in Truth Ministries, give a very good lesson about a question that many believers ask.

“Under the New Covenant the believer in Yeshua [Jesus] is not free from the Commandments of Elohim [God] but made free from sin – which is the transgression of the Torah. Don’t let religion lie to you. Discover in this video which commands the believer should obey and why.”

Pastor G. Steven Simons

We’d like to invite you to watch it, too! It’s not long, but we think you will find it enlightening!

Pastor Gary is on a mission…He is touring the whole country preaching on “Returning To The Ancient Paths” in an exciting RV Outreach Event, which is next in Casper, Wyoming. You can find out more about him at: https://triumphintruth.global

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In our quest for Truth, we ran across Dr. Kevin Homer, of Ft. Worth, TX. He has some pretty interesting observations in the latest entry in his Blog…

Staying Alive

by Kevin Homer, MD. – August 1, 2021

If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.

― Walt Whitman

“How should we define victory in the war on the pandemic?  My vision may surprise you.  I think our objective should be not dying.  Death rates should be our success metric, and the preservation of our institutions and freedoms our goal.  We can accomplish this by making smart individual decisions, not sweeping collective ones.  We cannot allow our society to be fractured into camps of the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

“The universal vaccination mandates sweeping across our nation now are more dangerous than the current wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections.  Don’t believe me?  Check out the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker.  Deaths from COVID-19 are at their lowest levels since the pandemic began.  Yet on pain of job loss, we are pushing vaccines into the arms of our young who have the most to lose and least to gain.” CLICK HERE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE.

If you want to know what his credentials are…

“Kevin Homer, MD has extensive experience as a hospital based anatomic and clinical pathologist.  Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, with a subspecialty certification in cytopathology, Dr. Homer has practiced at Texas Health Huguley Hospital since completing a fellowship in surgical pathology and flow cytometry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1994.  Dr. Homer also attended residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and was selected as chief resident in 1992.  He received the Stembridge Award in Pathology at graduation from Southwestern Medical School in 1989.  In addition to his medical and pathology education, Dr. Homer has earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematical physics and history, and holds a master’s degree in medical management from UT Dallas.

“Dr. Homer is president of Texas Pathology Consultants, PA. He is laboratory medical director at Texas Health Huguley Hospital where he has held numerous medical staff offices, including medical staff president, and has served as chair and member of numerous medical staff committees.  Dr. Homer is also laboratory medical director at Texas Health Hospital Mansfield since its opening December 1, 2020, and he is currently the hospital’s chief of staff.” – Bio

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Here’s a ten minute interview of Dr. Homer.

Until next time…

Gene and LaVada

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LaVada’s Blog…

Disclaimer and apology:

This blog is my story and opinion.
It is placed here on our blog website. And, for that, I apologize.
You see, we are no longer a “music ministry,” per se, at least not like we once were. We do have an internet radio station where we share several genres of Christian music; but, we do not advertise, nor do we ask for donations or contributions and we do not sell anything here or anywhere else. Some people, though, take exception to our posting politically motivated articles or videos. They apparently do not feel we have a right to express a political opinion if we also in the same breath confess our faith in the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). Naturally, that makes us sad. However, they too have a right to their opinion!

I remember…

The year I became interested in politics.  I guess I was about 12 years old.  Eisenhower was running against Adlai Stevenson.  Television sets had just come out.  We watched the debates on our first TV set.  I proudly wore my “I LIKE IKE” button.  My dad and his best friend, the bass player in his band, would get into “spirited” discussions over their political views.  Daddy favored Eisenhower and Atlee favored Stevenson.  They loved each other, as did their wives.   My mom and Etoy were best friends.  They would never have dreamed of canceling out the other’s opinion, or belittling the other one because of their opinion!  They most likely could not understand how the other one could think or believe the way they did, but it did not affect their friendship, how they spoke to one another,  or their relationship.

My, how times have changed.

You are not allowed to study the issues, gather information from selected sources, and form your own opinion…if it differs from the established mainstream media.

Nowadays, you cannot speak to a group of students on a college campus if you are of a particular political persuasion.  If you happen to utter a politically incorrect word or phrase while at the copy machine or coffee bar at work, you could lose your job, perhaps your whole career and life would be ruined!  Not only that, but someone could accuse you of doing something twenty or thirty years prior, and you are guilty… until proven innocent!  And you then have to go to enormous effort to try to prove a negative!

Censorship is very real today.  Our whole country has been turned upside down. 

We allowed it to happen.  But do we have to accept it?

No.

Freedom of thought…freedom of assembly…freedom of persuasion…freedom of speech???

Yes. We have recourse.

All provided by the United States Constitution. We are a Constitutional Republic.

No. We are not a democracy.

We are a Constitutional Republic. Look it up.

I wrote this entry quite a while ago….while we were still on Facebook. I thought I had posted it here as well as on FB but could not find it here. So, that is why it is posted now. It is amazing to me how the people who claim to be the “tolerant” ones, the ones who are not racist or discriminatory, are the very ones who cannot stand to hear someone else’s view if it disagrees with theirs!

Well, judgment day is coming…it will all come out in the wash, as my Mama used to say.

Until next time,

LaVada

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From the pastor down the road…

Truth…we all want it, right? We all say that’s what we are pursuing, right? But, sometimes when we are confronted with it, it makes us uncomfortable, right? We are going through some tough times right now…we definitely need to know where to go to find the Truth!

We have quoted our friend, J. D. Link, before, but this time we give you his complete article, from his daily “Quote for the Day.”


“Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets…”

1 Kings 22:23

“Evil king Ahab had his 400 “yes men” who called themselves prophets; but had lying spirits. Ahab hated the true prophet, Micaiah, because he would tell him the truth – which was never pleasant to the ears of a scoundrel like Ahab. When his 400 false prophets said, “Go to war, you will win”; Micaiah said, “these guys are lying – you’re going to die”. So, does Micaiah get a “thank you” for telling him the truth? No, Ahab throws him into prison. 

“It amazes me how many preachers – even big name TV preachers – have advocated and encouraged their people to take this death jab. “It’s a good thing, safe and effective… show you “love thy neighbor” and take it… If Jesus were on earth today, He would take it… it is a sin not to take it and may end you up in Hell… you have to sit over there away from everyone if you don’t take it… “.  Yes, all of this has been said by preachers.

“A year ago – perhaps even six months ago – this rhetoric may have been excused as ignorance and naivete. We may have been able to say, “They think they’re doing good; they just haven’t done the research; they’re just listening to the government and mainstream news; etc.”. Not anymore. At this point, you have to seriously question the motives of these people. Any preacher still advocating this jab has a lying spirit – just like the 400 prophets of Ahab (only, I don’t believe its from the Lord). They are telling people to do something that is going to get them killed – just like Ahab. My advice? Run from preachers still promoting the poison prick.

“Unfortunately, just like Micaiah, the preachers who are telling people the truth are demonized. “You’re a conspiracy theorist…. you don’t care about people… you’re church services are “super spreader” events…you’re not following Jesus and loving thy neighbor… you have blood on your hands… etc.” Of course, what else should you expect from lying spirits? They tell lies. They’re fools at best – evil at worst.

Do you want truth? Here are the latest numbers from the CDC VAERS (a voluntary system representing 1% to 10% of the actual, according to Harvard). [Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System] This means the numbers below are in reality much greater.

463,456 adverse reactions
10,991 deaths (for you locals, that’s the entire population of Fredericksburg, TX – man, woman and child – DEAD)
30,781 hospitalizations
59,402 urgent care
82,535 office visits
2,487 anaphylaxis
2,885 bell’s palsy
9,274 disabled
19,814 severe allergic reaction
3,906 heart attacks
1,703 miscarriages
2,466 myocarditis

“Go here to see the above data: https://openvaers.com/covid-data. And this is better than a cold we have a 99.9% of surviving? Did you know most “delta variant” cases are in va$$cinated people? Wake up. I could give you a lot more information than this, but space doesn’t permit. However, I believe the above information alone should make up the mind of anyone who isn’t totally brainwashed. Sadly, like Ahab, many Christians are going to continue to ignore the truth-tellers and listen to the lying prophets. And, like Ahab, they’re going to be injured and they’re going to die. It may take another year or so for some; but the experts (the real ones, not the TV docs) are basically unanimous on this.

“I don’t claim to be a prophet, but I am a watchman (Ezk 33:1-7). As a watchman, I warn you: DO NOT TAKE THAT SHOT FOR ANY REASON. Avoid it like the plague, because that’s what it is. If you’ve taken it, you need to start praying for deliverance and healing; and start believing in miracles. This is not hyperbole. It’s way past time for the saints to awaken out of their zombie stupor and see what’s really gong on in the (new) world (order). 

“Tomorrow, I will send out a prayer I wrote for those with “jab remorse”. If there’s any hope of getting this stuff out of you, it will only be found in The Lord Jesus Christ. He is the gracious and loving God of the impossible.

“In HIS Love,”
Pastor J.D. Link

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Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

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We’ve been talking about Truth lately…

We pray a whole lot for Truth to be revealed and evil to be exposed.

Take a look at this 50 minute discussion on American Thought Leaders about a documentary that came out a year ago, called Uncle Tom. In this episode, Jan Jekielek talks with radio talk show personality and bestselling author Larry Elder, who hosts The Larry Elder Show for The Epoch Times. He is the executive producer of the new documentary “Uncle Tom.” 

If you’ve never heard of Mr. Elder, we highly recommend you watch this interview in its entirety! The facts, yes, FACTS, that he reveals regarding “systemic racism” in America are stunning!

So, now, if you are still with us, let us take a look at some scriptures in the Bible that talk about Truth and tell us what it is.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

We’ve all heard that scripture verse before…we’ve read it….recited it….memorized it….etc., etc.

Have we thought about it like this…. ?

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Way

[Psalms 119:1 “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! Also, 1 John 2:6 “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”]

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Truth...

[what is Truth? Pilate asked! — So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

And, Psalms 119:142, “Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.“]

No one comes to the Father (Creator, God) except through the Life!

[John 6:63 –It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. Also, Proverbs 6:23, “For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,”]

Well, that’s all for now!

Until next time…

Gene and LaVada

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Left Behind or Led Astray?

We thought we would share with you one of our lessons that we watched in our Sabbath Assembly yesterday led by Tom Bradford, of Torah Class.

Torah Class, Lesson 29, Matthew 8, con’t. 2.

“We plead with our brothers and sisters of the faith to reconsider, repent, and reconnect with the entire Bible and to once again embrace full obedience to God’s laws and commands. We acknowledge that we do not, ourselves, do it perfectly. Whenever it is clearly impractical or impossible to follow a commandment to the letter due to the circumstances of our modern times, including the lack of a Temple and Priesthood in Jerusalem, we shall follow the Law of Moses in the spirit it is intended, guided by the Holy Spirit that Christ Himself sent to us. And at the same time pray for God’s forgiveness when we fail. These issues of the relevance of the Law and of the totally Jewish character and culture of Yeshua are assumed throughout Matthew’s Gospel.” Tom Bradford

We encourage all our friends and family to watch this lesson in Matthew Chapter 8! We would only add here that obedience to the Torah is not ever for salvation. As Paul said, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” – Ephesians 2:8

We also watch the weekly teachings of Pastor G. (Gary) Steven Simons, of Triumph in Truth. We think you will find him interesting as well as a valuable source in your quest for Truth!

Many have asked why a Sunday mega-church pastor with a global ministry would leave it all behind to embrace the Truth of Torah. This video tells the story!

In the following video, Pastor Gary discusses the promise made to Abram and to his Seed, the Messiah, and how this promise, the pouring out of God’s Holy Spirit, would be fulfilled as the prophet Joel had spoken.

We hope you will take a look at these videos and consider these Bible teachers as they draw upon God’s Holy ( Set Apart) Spirit to reveal the Truth of the whole Bible.

We believe we are living in the times spoken of in Bible Prophecy as the Last Days….as Yeshua (Jesus) said, “the generation” which shall not pass away before all these things happen! (Matthew 24:34)

“O LORD, my strength and my fortress,
My refuge in the day of affliction,
The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies,
Worthlessness and unprofitable things. ”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭16:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

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Truth matters… does it not?

Please take a look at these two clips of a young man who used to work for Facebook…

The smart thing for all of us to do, is get off Facebook. Do not support these kinds of people. They and the so-called “journalists” at the main stream media outlets think they are smarter than you…and they can decide for you whether or not vaccines are right for you. It’s as if we are not intelligent enough to do our own research and make up our own minds whether or not to jab our children with experimental, Non-FDA approved chemicals. The FDA only approved these vaccines for “Emergency Authorization Use.”

And, while we’re at it….

Check out Naomi Wolff…

Naomi Wolff is a DEMOCRAT. She is very concerned about the idea of “vaccine passports.” She believes it is a dark place we will never be able to return from! Watch her conversation on the War Room this morning…

You can find out more about her and her efforts to stop this runaway socialist train on her website. CLICK HERE.

We simply must wake up and recognize where this nation is headed and do our best to change the course before it’s too late!

As always, we’d love to hear from you. We miss all our friends and family that we used to communicate with on Facebook! But we will not go back! You can find us on Gab. We are also on CloutHub and Telegram.

Psalms 119:142

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

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Dr. Mercola…

You may not have seen this doctor on the cable news, or the alphabet networks lately… but here he is on a podcast that boasts of almost 53 million downloads. The host, Steve Bannon, asks Dr. Mercola some tough questions.

There are many other doctors who have taken a stand against this experimental non-FDA-approved, DNA-altering vaccine. But you won’t find them on mainstream media! It has been very difficult to get trustworthy information over this past year. Before he brings Dr. Mercola on, Bannon plays a clip here in this video of Laura Ingraham on Fox News, whom we have not seen in a very long time. I thought she brought up some very valid points. But the best part is Dr. Mercola!
Here, take a look…

Here are some links Dr. Mercola mentions… Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s ChildrensHealthDefense, Barbara Fisher at National Vaccine Information Center, and of course, Dr. Mercola’s website.

Until next time…

LaVada

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Wise or Foolish… Which one are you?

We wanted to share with you the lesson we watched this past Sabbath in our Assembly. Our teacher is Tom Bradford, of Torah Class….The complete video of his lecture is below his cool graphics here…. 🙂

Our teacher begins with…

“We’ll conclude Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount today, which we have spent 17 lessons studying because of its incomparable value, and we’ll also open the door into Matthew chapter 8. But first let’s take a look back on the all-important (and not just a little bit scary) topic from last week about what Yeshua meant by what He said in Chapter 7 verses 22 and 23.

CJB Matthew 7:22-23 22 On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

“The phrase of our focus is “workers of lawlessness”. The bottom line is that after a thorough study of this term last week, the conclusion is that the term “lawlessness” can only indicate one thing: “Torah-lessness” or “The Law of Moses-lessness”. It is the Greek word anomia being translated that most literally means “without law”. We even find Paul using this same term (many years after Yeshua’s time on earth) to describe the anti-Christ.

“Working backwards from Paul, we have to ask ourselves a basic question: is the anti-Christ called the “Man of Lawlessness” because he thumbs his nose at societal civil and criminal laws? If so, according to which set of human laws is he rebelling? International law? American law? European Union law? Sharia law? My question is somewhat rhetorical in that the answer is obvious: it can be none of these manmade law codes. The anti-Christ is called such because He is by nature against (he is anti) God. The only laws that God validates are the ones that He has laid down for mankind: the biblical Law of Moses; the anti-Christ wants none of that. So it is that in Jesus’s statement in verse 23 that “workers of lawlessness” is a term describing all those who deny and/or disobey God’s commandments; the Torah, The Law. Remember: there was no such thing as a New Testament in Yeshua’s day and such a thing wouldn’t exist for nearly 2 more centuries after His death and resurrection. So neither Christ nor Paul could in any way be referring to the supposed New Testament laws that replace the Old Testament laws.”

TOM BRADFORD 

Tom is the founder and Senior teacher. In addition to his business degree, he was an Egyptology and Archeology major at university. He has studied with learned rabbis in Israel and with Christian academics. His specialties are in-depth exegesis of the Old Testament and Bible history. https://www.torahclass.com

We hope you will check Tom out and see for yourself how much you can glean from a study of the whole Bible! Let us know what you think!

Until next time,

Gene and LaVada

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