מה תועלת לאדם אם ירוויח את כל העולם ויפסיד את נפשו
הבל הבלים הכל הבל
Vanity of Vanities all is Vanity
What is the benefit of gaining the world and losing your soul
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)
1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
אל העברים 11:1-3
1 הָאֱמוּנָה הִיא בִּטָּחוֹן בְּמַמָּשׁוּת הַדְּבָרִים הַמְקֻוִּים, הוֹכָחַת דְּבָרִים שֶׁאֵינָם נִרְאִים. 2 בִּגְלָלָהּ הוּעַד עַל הַקַּדְמוֹנִים.
3 בֶּאֱמוּנָה נָבִין כִּי הָעוֹלָמִים הוּכְנוּ בִּדְבַר אֱלֹהִים, בְּאופֶן שֶׁהַנִּרְאֶה נִתְהַוָּה מִן הַבִּלְתִּי נִרְאֶה.
The first stage is to believe that there is a God.
One must somehow come to an understanding that all that exists was created and that it did not just come in to existence by a huge explosion followed by random processes that produced all things.
The next stage is to believe in the God of the Bible: The God of Israel
When one understands that there is intelligent design behind all that exists one wonders if it is possible to somehow communicate with and experience this power in one’s life. In the Bible we read that from the very beginning there was intimacy between God and man.
The following stage is to establish that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah and that the Messiah is God in the Flesh Immanuel-God is with us
This can be established by referring to all the prophecies in the Tanach.
The final stage is admitting that we are sinners in need of a saviour.
Yeshua is the Lamb of God who was sacrificed for our sins. Once we confess our sins and believe that Yeshua washed us with His blood we are born again and we receive the Holy Spirit, the Comforter-we are indwelled with the Holy Spirit. He teaches us all things and seals us until Yeshua returns to receive us that we may be with Him forever.
We should speak to family and friends
about God’s promises
We should warn family and friends of the coming
Great Tribulation and of the rise and reign of the Antichrist
If the Lord returns to take us during our lifetime, this will be a sign and a witness
to those left behind that we spoke truth while we were here
If we do not experience the rapture in our lifetime then
our testimony will be a witness for future generations
I believe that salvation by the blood of Jesus is a complete and eternal salvation.
I believe in new eternal life by the Forgiveness of sin in Jesus’s Blood and in the imminence of the Lord’s return to take us to be with Him forever.
I believe that before the Lord returns with us to set up His Millennial Kingdom in Jerusalem the entire world will go through a tribulation which will include wars, persecution, natural disasters, disease and death to an unimaginable degree—that the world has never experienced before.
Powerful angels, the two witnesses and 144000 Israelites chosen and sealed by God will preach the gospel to the whole world and a great multitude from all the nations will be saved.
Israel will go through the time of Jacob’s Trouble and the remnant of Israel will call out "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord" to Jesus their Messiah as they see Him coming with the clouds of heaven and as they recognize that it is in fact Jesus who they pierced.
And ALL of Israel will be saved
Israel is the only nation that will experience a national salvation, according to God's promises to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the nation of Israel.
Romans 11:25-29 (KJV)
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Romans 11:11-12 (KJV)
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?