FINISH WELL!

A Word From Amir For 2019

By Behold Israel, Dec 25, 2018

As 2018 is coming to an end, I can look back and rejoice at what the Lord has done. However, the message that He has placed on my heart for 2019 is a resounding one: Finish well!

Yes my friends, we are close to the finish line. The writing is on the wall, the signs are on the ground, all the players are in place. We are the generation that shall not pass away. We are the generation that will experience more deception than any other simply because it’s so easy to fall into deception with the digital world.

The questions I’ve been posed to ask myself, as well as all of you are: Is life here in this world all that you care about? Is this world all that you have? Is it all about “making the most” out of it? Are the things of this world the main issues on your mind and the prime goals of your life?

I heard a well-known pastor saying that his dying son, who had only three weeks to live due to severe cancer, told him, “Dad, I am so excited for what is coming next!”

Another good friend of mine, who happens to be a pastor here in Israel, told me, “Once I am dead, don’t let anyone bring me back to life or else I will kill him!”

Are you as excited about eternity that you wouldn’t want to live here in this world again? Is heaven your home or this world? You can only be homesick for where your home is!

Can you honestly live your life with the excitement for what is coming next? Is this world the end for you?

When you wake up in the morning and start your day, who are you aiming to please and impress?

“…For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world…”
1 John 2:16

In 2019 can you honestly say?

“…For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain…”
Philippians 1:21

As we approach the finish line, we must all examine our hearts and ask ourselves…Do we know that when the Lord comes back He will tell us?

 “…well done, good and faithful servant!”
Matthew 25:23

My friends, let’s finish well. Let’s finish strong!

“… If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all…”
Colossians 3:1-11

Awaiting His Return,

 

Amir Tsarfati

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17 thoughts on “FINISH WELL!

  1. hawk2017

    I am so joyful that I might not die in the flesh but instantly changed, to meet Him in the air. At 80 that is my desire but either way, I will meet you, “in the air.” Love in our Christ,.;))

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      1. Thanks for asking the retreat went well; we did a study through the life of David and there was many time of prayers, fellowship and discussion in between a long with working together to cook food and study together. I think it was one of my favorite retreat with my church and many agreed with me. Thank you for asking and for praying!

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      2. Crissy

        Praise God! Is good to take time out to pray,study, fellowship, clean and cook with your congregation. It builds unity and glorifies the Lord.

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