I went to bed last night praying myself to sleep. I called it praying God most likely considers it complaining. You would think that after 50 years of walking with God you’d think I’d know better but as Paul told us the flesh is weak and as we continue to struggle with this battle of the flesh against the spirit it is a daily event of constant praying through the day casting out the Devil from our thoughts and lives. And I am convinced this battle will continue until our souls are taken home and the only possible victory over the flesh is through the blood of Yeshua (Jesus) the Jewish Messiah. In those 50 years I’ve met many really great messengers of God, and still haven’t met anyone who has arrived yet. They are the men or women sinners saved by grace and they are humans like Elijah, Moses, Peter, James and all the rest of them were fallible and every word that came out of their mouths was not infallible.
Gen. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. There is a constant war inside each of us; it’s the Flesh against the Spirit fighting for the prize our Soul. We know to do good we want to do good but the flesh is weak. Gal. 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
I woke this morning realizing I had been dreaming and the dream came very clear to me as I sat on the side of the bed praying again as is my custom. It was a dream of many past miracles and experiences I’ve witnessed over the past 50 years. It was then the Scripture came to me. A Scripture I hadn’t committed to memory but came to me very clearly. I reached for the Bible to see if I had it right and I did. Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
It was then I realized the things I had said to God in my prayers before going to bed last night. I remembered saying to God how discouraged I was after spending so much time, finances, resources, and travels and preparations putting boats, communications, contacts and provisions into place. Now today with the war about to begin, and European Jews who may be depending on us when the time comes, we are not able to move forward because of finances to do the things needed to go forward. Having boats and plans are very necessary but without the needed finances to move forward they are worthless in saving Jewish lives. Even the other boat owners that have joined with us in this region will be totally dependant on the preparations we have put into place in order for them to be about to join with us. Having a boat and a desire to help is one thing but without prior communications with the Jewish communities and the help of many believers in Yeshua and the needed finances it is only a dream not a reality.
It also seems that the first thing we do when it looks like we will fail in our calling, self condemnation that possibly it was something that I’ve said or didn’t say or done or didn’t do that has caused finances to drop off, but one thing is certain we are really hurting and the Devil is smiling from ear to ear.
The time for putting everything together making it possible for this ministry to make the necessary trips back and forth in the Mediterranean under war conditions is upon us and we still have time. But this is not a one man show it is a Body Ministry and it can only succeed if we all do our part. None of us are accountable for what others do or don’t do but we are accountable for our own obedience to God’s calling.
For years I’ve tried to find the finances to purchase larger boats. We’ve had two 60-foot boats and now the 45-foot sailing boat. But what’s needed is a 100+-foot boat capable of reaching out to the Black Sea and all of Europe and the Med coastline. As for crews and volunteers to man the boats we have enough Jews and Christians to handle many boats. Volunteers are plentiful who are willing to put their lives in danger to save Jewish lives. But it seems that there are many willing to sacrifice even their lives if necessary. Yet the ones with the big dollars find it hard to let go of finances but that is called a human condition. It just fits into what I said above, the battle of the flesh against the spirit with your soul at stake. When God spoke to me about Joshua 1:9 I knew right away what He was saying to me.
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Shalom, Jerry Golden