Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Tell Me A True Story Blog Party - Week of 01/18/16
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My Friend, Arthur Katz a Jew for Christ - A True story
He was extremely vehement, anti-religionist and
Our children attended OaklandHigh School
where this Jewish teacher, by the name of Arthur Katz taught classes on history,
and practiced his right to freedom of speech.
One eventful day, Ruth, one of his students handed him a New
Testament, and challenged him to read it through.The teacher accepted the book, and took it
with him as he left on a trip to Europe to
hitch hike and live as a vagabond for the summer.
Having nothing better to do, he decided to read the New
Testament he had been given.Art was
stunned as the words virtually leaped from the pages striking direct into his
This cynical and unbelieving atheist was radically
apprehended by a God who was actively seeking him. This encounter with Jesus left him dramatically
transformed and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Returning from his trip to Europe,
he sought out a church that was close by to where he lived, and found our
church.He was bubbling and ready to share
his salvation experience with all who would listen.
One of our board members, remarked to me, “He will not last,
but will backslide soon.”
I couldn’t believe the negative attitude of my Christian
friend, so I spoke up and declared,
“You and I will not allow him to fall and this is what we
will do.”I continued - - -
“Each morning as we prepare to leave for work, at a set hour
of the morning we will pray something like this - - Lord, give Art Katz a good
day, surround him with your love, and keep his steps from falling.”My friend the board member, hesitated, but
agreed to participate in this short ritual.
We determined to believe that if two or three agree on earth
as touching anything, it will be done.We continued this short prayer for many months, until we could see that
Art was established and strong in the Lord.
Rev. Art Katz, a great scholar, became one of the
outstanding Charismatic Evangelists of our day, writing several books and
winning many to Christ.His basic
message was of Jesus and the cross.
So, you see my friend, no matter how small it is when the
Holy Spirit nudges you to give a blessing, a word, a testimony, a prayer, a
book, or perhaps a New Testament to a person or friend, just obey that
You never know how far reaching your small act of obedience
will go in changing the live of not only your friend, but the lives of many others,
by the ripple effect !!
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