The Worlds Greatest
Trade - Ever!
A short story by Gordon
council was gathered in the royal court,
and as they speculated on the purpose
for this official meeting there was an
expectation that something great was
about to take place, something never
entered the court with royal prestige
and confidence none other in all of time
could possibly portray. His presence
filled the room with warmth and light
far greater than the sun itself. Once
seated in His royal throne, He firmly
tapped his staff on the solid oak floor
in a series of three, the sound echoed
through the court traveling down each
and every corridor of His Majesties
Silence filled the court as excited
conversation abruptly halted. "The
greatest purchase known in all time is
at hand" exclaimed His Majesty. "One
will soon be chosen to carry out this
righteous transaction, and one only. Who
here is worthy of such a calling and
skillful in such tasks?" His voice
roared like the sound of rushing water.
However, His listeners did not
understand such a request. They had no
idea of the investment He was referring
"Who here knows of this trade I wish to
make? Let him with wisdom and
understanding step forward. I have
waited many ages for this day as I've
watched it approaching. Who will carry
out this plan of mine, a plan of mine
since the beginning of time? I know of
only one." Just then, throughout all the
kingdom, the royal trumpets could be
heard as He entered the court room where
all were gathered. The One who would do
the trade walked in. With the same
vision of confidence as His Majesty
Himself, this One entered the court.
Endowed with splendor and power, His
light also filled the room and warmth
was felt by all. A presence pleasing to
"My Son" exclaimed His Majesty, "Are you
willing to give up all you posses, to
carry out this request of mine? No other
it would appear is worthy or able."
"Yes Father." He replied. "I Am willing
to do this great trade of yours, though
the cost is great. I will purchase the
lives of many with my very own blood.
Your will, above all, is forever My
will. Be it done as you say! I will go."
Those in the court all shouted as they
instantly gained understanding as
provided by Him seated on the throne.
"Amen! Amen! Amen! Blessed be the Lamb
of God Who was and is and is to come. He
takes away the sins of the world and
gives up all He possesses to do His
fathers will. Blessed be the name of The
Lord forever and ever Amen!"
His majesty, God The Father, then
explained to all that were gathered what
was to take place. The very plan He'd
set in place even before the creation of
all the heavens and the earth was now to
be explained. He revealed His strategy
from beginning to end. All gathered in
the court then listened as the Fathers
plans were revealed in full concerning
the salvation to be made available to
His words reverberated throughout the
"Since the fall of Adam, sin has covered
the earth. Satan has become a ruthless
promoter of evil and accusing many since
his banishment from the kingdom of
heaven. That deceiver, knowing I cannot
even so much as look at sin, has done
all within his power to turn man against
Me and destroy My greatest creation.
Those with sin, as you all know, may not
enter through the gates of this kingdom
of Mine. Though this displeases me
greatly and causes me to mourn at this
necessity, it must be so. If it were not
so, then this could not be named the
Righteous and most Holy Kingdom of God."
As He paused, one of His listeners
humbly requested permission to ask His
majesty a question: "If it be thy will,
can your humble servant ask a question?"
He nodded His head, and as He waved His
hand gave the go ahead, this question
righteous Lord, you alone have created
all things. The power of all kings and
rulers through out the ages is in Your
hands. You hold the balance of all
matters. You know all and see all. When
You say rain, water falls from the sky.
Whatever you say, it is done. This Satan
is evil, as you have well said already.
He is nothing more than a wolf in
sheep's clothing, a roaring lion
deceiving and devouring whom he will
with his deceit and lies. Surely, with
ease, you could destroy him once and for
all. Then sin would no longer abound.
All would be free. Just speak Your word
against this evil intruder, then it will
be done and sorrow will be gone from
mans life. Joy, gladness and peace will
only remain. Speak your word against
this evil, is this not wise?"
Silence filled the air as all present
awaited the Great Kings answer. Then
with compassion and great wisdom in His
voice He firmly replied:
I could destroy Satan with a single
passing of my staff, and a blast of the
smoke of my breath but this would not
prove my power, nor my love. This is not
My character. Love will conquer over
all, and this love will cover a
multitude of sin. My love is not such
that I should force man to obey by
removing temptation to serve another,
but rather allow them the free will to
do so if they choose; this is love and
sound wisdom. If a man chooses to follow
Satan, then so be it, as much as it
grieves my heart and burdens my soul. If
he should choose Me over evil, then this
type of loyalty I admire and will surely
reward his commitment to Me. No, as hard
as it may seem to you, man must be
allowed to choose righteousness over
sin, and of his own free will. I will
not force this upon him, NO! Whatever
his choice, that shall be his reward. As
a man sows, so let him reap!"
He then went on to explain His plan,
beginning with the introduction of His
laws for man and how these laws were to
point out and reveal mans evil in his
heart. The torah will lead the way to
salvation, my Son. Then torah will be
engraved upon the heart of them that
accept my trade, the Lamb of God
sacrificed for the sin of the world.
From a heart of love will they obey. Not
from obligation nor of fright, but out
of love, for those that love me keep my
commandments, and if they love my Son
whom will now go, they will obey."
"Since the fire and smoking introduction
of torah, as provided upon Mt. Sinai
through my good servant Moses, seated
there to your left, man has not had a
chance. Some have said this was cruel,
making laws no man could possibly
fulfill. This law, was for a purpose, a
way of proving that sin abounds in the
hearts of all men, and to point lives
back to me for guidance and salvation.
This torah of mine does show and prove
there is none righteous, no not one. Ah
my Son, he though is one! The laws of
Moses prove but one thing. Man needs My
salvation. Many hold these laws close to
their bosoms and have written them on
the tablet of their hearts, but still,
sin abounds. It's mans nature to sin, as
it has been since the fall of Adam. Yes,
I knew they would fail, as I know all
and see all, even the hidden things in a
mans heart, yes even his secret sins
hidden from all others. His secret
things I know all about, and this
grieves me bitterly. Had not all of
these things been so, I would not have
been afforded the opportunity to prove
My unfailing love for my prized
As He spoke, tears filled the eyes of
all. They could sense the compassion of
His sincerity to be united once again
with His creation mankind, not by means
of force, but by willing hearts as He
awaited patiently for each man ever to
choose Him over evil. Love, He
explained, would be the victor. He then
went on to explain this great
investment. The greatest trade - Ever!
trade needs to take place." His voice
echoed as lightning burst forth from His
throne. "My Son, the righteous one, go
now, live and abide by all my laws and
journey through earth to live as man
does. Tempted as all men are, you shall
overcome and learn obedience like no
other has or ever will again. Flesh and
blood shall be your calling, and you
will live a perfect life. Carry out My
perfect will, my Son, go in peace and do
my will. Man has an evil heart ######
with pride, greed, and lust. All these,
My Son, you must overcome. Satan himself
will tempt you harshly."
"Though My Son will prove Our love
continually all the days of His life on
earth, and will show many signs that He
is who He says He is. Man, till the last
day, will yet refuse to believe that He
is the Mashiach, save a small number of
souls. The majority will condemn
unjustly My beloved Son, and will
crucify Him, not only in the flesh but
in their hearts until that day I have
spoke of so much through my prophets.
This must be, in order to conquer sin
with love. My Son will trade His life
for the sins of the world, purchasing
their lives, and redeeming their souls
with His Holy blood. My sacrifice, My
Lamb, whom I will make King, will then
conquer sin and death by rising from the
dead and forever live. My power will
make sure of that! He alone will pay the
penalty of sin, which is death, but He
will endure this sentence for all men,
whoever will receive such a gift of
royal grace. Yet many will still deny
Him as their Lord."
As He paused a moment, He perceived that
one had a question. He pointed at this
one and ordered he make known to all his
with such a gift of forgiveness and
sacrifice on Your part, do you mean to
say that man will no longer need to obey
your ten commandments. Can they freely
sin without penalty?"
"Certainly NOT, My Holy ten commandments
will always be enforced and in full, but
when failure of obedience exists, the
blood shed by My Son will cover those
failures for all who ask this to be
done, though they must mean it in their
heart sincerely and repent. They must
return to me and from their sin. Since I
know all that is in a mans heart, I will
know whether his request for forgiveness
is true or not. Man will have the choice
to receive the Spirit of Messiah into
their very being and will upon doing so
receive a new nature, a circumcised
heart and will be spiritually born
again, adopted children of the Most
High. Forgiven for the past, and
redeemed from their future, Our love and
sacrifice will cover a multitude of sin.
They shall be my chosen vessels, a royal
priesthood, an holy nation. I will graft
them into Jacob and once again plant
them in the land assuredly with my whole
heart and with my whole soul. This shall
be done for all who accept this gift of
grace. Man cannot lead sinless lives
themselves, so We will do it for them.
Then, entry into My kingdom will be
granted as washed souls we will freely
pardon. They will then receive eternal
life in the presence of their Creator. I
have spoken it. Now let it be done! Jew
and gentile, they shall be one!"
Greatest Trade - Ever!
Mashiach/Jesus the Messiah, The Son of
God, gave His life for you. Why? So that
you might be saved from your sin and the
penalty it deserves. Sin is sin. A lie
is just as guilty a sin to God as is
murder. All have sinned and fallen short
of the glory God. There are none
righteous, no not one.
10:13 "The word is near you; it is in
your mouth and in your heart," that is
the word of faith we are proclaiming:
That if you confess with your mouth,
"Yeshua/Jesus is Lord," and believe in
your heart that God raised him from the
dead, you will be saved. For it is with
the heart that you believe and are
justified, and it is with your mouth
that you confess and are saved. As the
scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in
him will never be put to shame."
What is this word?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. He was with God in the
Yeshua Mashiach was the fulness of God
in bodily form thus the name "Emanuelle"
meaning "God with us."
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made
his dwelling among us. We have seen his
glory, the glory of the One and Only,
who came from the Father, full of grace
This Messiah, Yeshua/Jesus, is the
savior of your soul. He IS the Word of
God, as he only speaks truth. He says:
3:3 "I tell you the truth, no one can
enter the kingdom of God unless he is
How can a man be born again you ask?
Yeshua says to YOU:
John 3:5 "I tell YOU the truth, no one
can enter the kingdom of God unless he
is born of water AND of the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the
Spirit gives birth to spirit."
Each man is born in the flesh, we all
understand this, but each is also born
with a spirit. This spirit of man is
alive to the natural desires of the
flesh but is dead concerning the things
of God. When you ask Christ Jesus into
your heart and confess Him as Lord, His
Holy Spirit gives birth to your spirit
and THEN you really come ALIVE!
Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Pray this prayer and see the warmth of
Gods great love enter your life as it
did for me and every other soul that has
requested this of God throughout
"Adonai Yeshua Mashiach. I admit my
inperfection, my sin. I fully admit my
faults and sin to you now. Thank you for
trading all you had in heaven so that
you could be my sacrifice, my
sacrificial lamb. I ask you Lord to
please forgive me and to come into my
life, to be my Lord and circumcise me
heart. Create in me a clean heart and
renew a right spirit within me. I
surrender all to you Lord. My life is
yours, and all I own. I ask now for your
will to be done in my life as I now
accept Your love and gift of grace for
me. I believe in my heart that God
raised you from the dead. Yeshua, I
believe that you are alive. Give birth
to my spirit now that I too may live.
Help me now to live a life worthy of
your calling upon me, and teach me your
ways through your word. Open my eyes of
understanding that I may understand all
you have done for me. In Yeshua's name,
If you just prayed that prayer, I would
appreciate an E-Mail
you so I can pray that God will continue
a good work through you. I would also
like to help you in any way I can by
answering the many questions I'm sure
you'll come up with as you read Gods
word the Hebrew Bible. If you need to
talk in person with me, call me at
taken every tear you cried and made them
as showers on a field of wildflowers.
And I led you to a place alone, so you
know this is between you and me.
I who grabbed hold of the sun at
midnight and made it a light for the
whole world to see. I made your voice as
gentle as the morning, when bombs went
off at noon. I set your face in
perpetual peace, and the whole world was
confused. I showed you the hearts of
those who adore you, and broke your
heart with hatred.
wandered, searching for your place in
this world, and prosperity at your
hands. Some day, my son, some day soon,
you'll write a letter from heaven.
There is a place where
Unfettered, tamed in freedom
And parakeets are told
They too, can go to heaven.
Kittens are fascinated by
and the common bond of
There are ladybugs in this
And gentleman bugs, too.
Swans are married forever
And bees never die
For if they did, God forbid
Flowers would disappear
There is a raibow in the eye
The very same rainbow in the
There is a star that rises
in the morning with the sun
Calling out from darkness,
each and everyone
And if you never thought
such a blessed place could
Welcome today to paradise
Children of the Lord.
On This Side Of
On this side of midnight
I can see my enemy
But he can't see me
On this side of midnight
I can love my enemy
And hope one day he'll
On this side of midnight
The darkness turns to
I traveled far to get
What more can I say?
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~ A DIFFERENT
Where once I walked
The path now fades,
The steps of youth
This path I made.
Farewell to paths -
Farewell to youth -
A path secure.
A different path
I now must trod,
But, not alone...
I walk with God.
Today I pat a baby bumble
I did! I really did!
A few years back I wished a
white dove to see...
God sent a white robin
O' the wonderment God's
I see Him in the smallest
His voice cries out as
And, to commemorate the
one-year anniversary of the
tragic loss of Princess
Diana (08-31-98), I am also
including a poem I wrote in
tribute to her.
(You also have my permission
to include this one if you
so choose.) The
~ 'TWAS ENGLAND'S ROSE ~
'Twas England's Rose
This lovely flower,
Spread forth her vine
Toward majestic tower.
Covering with beauty
So fragrant, so rare,
Her season has ended...
The vine, now, so bare.
Where is our Elijah,
To sound a prophetic warning
in the land?
Where is our David,
Against the giant to take a
Plagues following close
Where is our Moses,
Our Promised Land to find?
The people grow weary,
Where is our Joshua,
Our journey has been long.
To guide us safely home?
by Debra Dickson
God's love came down
His Perfect Lamb
Was nailed upon the tree.
His blood ran down
Onto the ground
And now it flows in me.
by Debra Dickson
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Dickson is welcomed!
A Paid Lover?
By Ronald Shultz, May 17,
Do I praise only when the
sun's not under cover?
Do alleluias come only when
the waves of blessing roll?
Oh God, am I just a well
Or do I love you from the
depth of my soul?
The skies often grow black
and life is so cold.
No beams of love I perceive.
Does then my Christian
testimony remain bold
Or do I, alone, in bitter
The tender words of a well
Is this what the Master
No, not ones who around the
But those whose hearts are
Old Job, your love was
Your soul sifted and doom
your only cover.
From the Bible's pages, God
"You're not well paid, but
truly my lover!"
Yes, God poured out gifts
And gave you more than you
had at the start.
These were not wages. They
were tokens of love
To the one who always loved
God from his heart.
In my testings and trials
that often abound,
When there is no sense of
peace from above,
O, then in such a state let
my heart be found
That when Satan screams,
"Paid, Paid!", I whisper,
by Ronald Shultz, May 5,
Life is nothing but grabbing
There is no God or Hell or
so say the scholars.
A gasp, a giggle, a gurgle,
That is all there is unless
Jesus will save.
I must sing, dance, and
definitely get high,
Since this is it, there is
no by and by.
If I lie, steal, and cheat I
will do rather well.
There is just one rub, what
if there is a Hell?
I have studied Rousseau,
Kant, and Descartes, you
So what is this crucified
Saviour to me?
I have got money to burn and
fine wine to quaff,
But, what if this
resurrection thing is not a
I have followed Buddha,
Mohammed, and done yoga
But being a repentant sinner
is just not my style!
After all, a gasp, a giggle,
a gurgle, a grave
That is all there is unless
Jesus does save.
by Ronald Shultz, Apr 28,91
This old life is short on
love and awful long on pain.
For just a little rainbow,
we endure a torrent of rain.
We laugh so briefly and seem
to forever sigh and moan.
Warm love is shared for only
seconds, while for years we
The dreams of youth flash so
Nightmares of old age haunt
us till we die.
At twelve, life seemed to go
At forty, we see it all too
soon is gone.
A thimble of error yields
buckets of guilt.
On one brick of sin is a
house of horror built.
A few cents of folly brings
a wealth of shame.
One slip from the narrow way
can leave us ever lame.
Oh, that we may learn from
To be careful what we value
in our hearts as treasures.
It is agony to awake one day
To find all we possess is
only fool's gold.
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YESHUA IN HAIKU
by James Tazelaar
His Blood my
His Spirit be my
inner man's zoe.
health you ask?
It is His in
whom I live
being to this world dead.
His Spirit my
His Word my
staff, my day's food
His faith mine at work.
forever, myself to
Him who died for me.
been freely given:
His Grace, Life, Peace, and
greatness - all nil!
God's Word, I AM, the sum.
leading? Do not fight.
Surrender! Be led!
His alone exists.
Pray for your
I do. "Lord,
may he know You
before he dies - here."
Our task? To
for His hand. Listen!
of the Flood still fresh.
you, speaks not of flesh
but of Him within.
but in flesh of man.
there, one step is all.
The door? Yeshua.
psycho, weary of soul.
M.O? Faith in Him.
wiseness is found
on whom His
the unction Himself.
Three in One.
How so? "I Am!"
Father. Son. Spirit.
Before him IT
Act now on
His name, in faith:
Speak in unlearned tongues.
Christ in us,
the hope of glory -
The world is
hostage to it.
The key? Yeshua!
Lord! How threadbare, mine.
in their pulpits
meantime being watched ...
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By Bernard Shaw
As he sits a pondering
With shining eyes and snow
What is going through his
Is he thinking of mankind.
Or are thoughts of Heaven
With Manna, Harps and Godly
Has he found the truths of
That cannot be weighed with
pots of gold.
Is it nature tht he fears,
As he sits there through the
Is he tired of earthly
With its traps and deadly
That place of his is vacant
Did he sit there for a vow.
If I take his place maybe,
Some of the answers will
come to me.
So, If you see me sitting
With shining eyes and snow
Don't ask yourself, what
does he see,
Perhaps you are the one to
By Bernard Shaw
What star is that so
Lighting up this blessed
Shepherds watchful, without
Keeping guard on restless
A guiding omen, Heavens
Pointing to that child
Earthly kings are on their
To greet the new born, on
Costly presents, gifts of
For that baby from above.
Signal of mankinds greatest
God's own son for us to
Mary's child in poverty
Riches in this life to
Come to lead us to the
On that wondrous, Heavenly
Your email to Bernard Shaw
HEAVEN MY HOME
The street of gold
Where YESHUA reigns
Shall be my home
With saints to sing.
The light of Heaven
His glorious Face
The joy of HIS presence
Will never erase.
YESHUA will be
The song we will sing
With Heaven the theme.
Of our Saviour the King.
The work to be done
Will be for HIS pleasure
The fullness of Heaven
Is YESHUA the treasure.
OCEAN OF SIN
Sin creeps in
Immorality as white caps
Hit the shore & blend.
The tide now has covered
us & the shore
Seduced by the tide of
As we sat in a state of
We stand up in amazement
Looking for someone to blame
Covered with sin &
This is no longer just a
The flood of evil &
Crept in as a thief
How did it start? Shere did
it come from?
satan and his deceit.
FATHER OF THE JEW
Behold the Fire!
where is the Lamb?
Issac, the promised seed
to his Father Abraham.
The L-RD will provide,
The faithful servant said.
With a heavy-hurting heart,
An a wondering bewildered
Is my son to be offered?
He must have thought,
that faithful day.
But not my will,
Your will be done -
I will not, L-D
get in Your way.
There on the alter,
He bound his son
and must have looked away.
With a broken spirit and
when he heard the Angel say,
"Lay not thy hand
upon thy son,
For G-D has prepared the
the bictory is already won".
His eyes beheld with relief,
the sacrifice was there,
With a grateful but faithful
It was all that he could
For one brief moment,
The sorrow of the L-RD.
As he offered up his
It ripped his heart so hard.
Abraham had passed the test,
His obedience was true.
He never questioned G-D'S
He's the Father of the Jew.
JOSEPH - THE CHOSEN
Joseph was a
From an even
Jacob's well beloved
born of his mother.
He bragged of
dreams of leadership
He was a
bowed before his feet
It drove his
He went one
To bid his
Some voted to
voted to sell.
They sold him
to an Egyptian house
For a while
there he did fare,
wife of Potiphar
lust to bare.
him by her own deceit
prison he was thrown
where no one
seemed to care.
interpreter for the dreams
Of the king
could not be found,
wisdom had gone before him
brought before the crown
had surely come
royalty it came,
He carried on
was still the same.
fell to famine
brothers came a-bidding
families were hungry
journeys end, so fitting.
prepared his way
brothers meant for evil
G-D meant to
save the day.
BY: Betty Feldman-Ames