New Hope In The Lord
       International Ministries

Office Hours: M-F 9:30am-5:00pm
PO Box 418 Valhalla,
New York, USA 10595

brotherjoe@newhopeinthelord.com              Phone: (914) 948-4481

Newsletter

                                                                             September 2019
Dear Saints,

The message we have to give to the world is that God loves us. And you may immediately think of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”. For many though, these words are just a sound bite, a meaningless phrase, because they don’t understand that everyone that does not believe in him will perish.

We know that in Matt 25:32-33 “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on His left”. They will not be separated by what they believe or by their religion, but by their actions. Jesus, “the Son of Man” in Matt 25:31, “the king” in Matt 25:34 explains it in Matt 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in’.

Everyone that hears this responds with the same answer saying “Lord, when did we see you hungry ...” in Matt 25:37 and Matt 25:44. To the sheep, in Matt 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatsoever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for Me.’ And then He will say in Matt 25:34 ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” To the goats, He says in Matt 25:41 ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’

How is it that Jesus, the Son of Man, the King, will separate people into his kingdom based on an act of kindness? It is that this act demonstrates God’s love. It is said this way in James 2:15–16 “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”

- We believe and love: Matt 22:37–39 “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
- We believe and overcome: John 16:33 “ … In the world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
- We believe and act: The spirit of God leads us; we respond and do “the work” as Jesus did in Joh 17:4 “I have brought You glory on the earth by completing the work You gave me to do.”

We are not saved by our works, but we are created in Christ Jesus “to do good works” in Eph 2:8–10. What is the work that God has prepared for you? Do you have faith in God? Will you trust His promise that “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him … ” in 2 Peter 1:3. Will you act and stand together with Reverend Joseph Cohen to do the work of New Hope in the Lord?

- Will you pray: Eph 6:19 “… that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” And send a word of encouragement to brotherjoe@newhopeinthelord.com?
- Will you support: New Hope in the Lord so Reverend Cohen can say “I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge” 2 Cor 11:7?

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Serving Our King Together,

Eric Ross for Rev. Joseph