Most of you know that I’ve been writing for some time. Six have been finished, but none of them are worthy of publication and, at present, I’m not sure they can be made worthy.
For the last couple years, I’ve been wrestling with the sense that I need to write a novel (perhaps more than one) dealing with current issues and offering readers hope through life in Christ. A handful of ideas have taken turns trying to get my attention.
In the process of research, I’ve been reading, listening to internet lectures, and looking for information from a variety of other sources.
One of those sources is a writer named Joel C. Rosenberg, to whose blog I subscribe. Joel is a messianic Jew. That means he’s of Jewish descent, but he believes Christ is the Messiah.
He’s also a national and international best selling author on fiction and non-fiction charts. His special interest is world politics and Old Testament prophecy and his messages have been enlightening and helpful, both as I search out my own story and in dealing with (and understanding) current events.
I’m writing today because of a message I came across last week. The title is Passover & My Spiritual Journey. In it, Joel lays out his family history and how he came to believe in Christ. As with many messages, this one made an impact. A more personal impact. In short, when Joel reached the end of the message and gave an altar call, I was moved to rededicate my life to Christ and to whatever work I’m supposed to do in God’s kingdom.
This is the first step in that quest. A public acknowledgement of a fact I haven’t directly addressed in the past.
Jesus Christ is the Messiah. He lived to exemplify the Godly life and that He died to bridge the yawning chasm between God and all of mankind. I believe He was resurrected the third day, that He lives and reigns today, and that He will return. Salvation comes only through accepting that great and wonderful gift. You can have salvation by the same means and by no other.
You can listen to Joel’s message yourself at the website of Calvary Chapel, Tuscon, where he delivered message. You can also read his introduction to the message by clicking here to go to his blog. The date of the message is March 7, 2012 and the title is Guest Speaker Joel Rosenberg. It’s available in audio form or video.
If you have any questions, you are also welcome to ask me. I don’t have all the answers, but maybe we can find the answers together.