Two Liebert Family Stories of Survival, Life, and Death.

This week I’m blogging two excerpts from my book: Liebert Annals in Deutschland, Our Complete German History.The blogs are taken from the short stories: Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.And Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls. For info go to  http://sixdaycreation.com or find on Kindle/Amazon.com   

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation is the story of how my twice Jewish aunt, survives the Holocaust as her gentile cousin Olga Quandt.  Twice Jewish because she was the daughter of and married to a Jew. It’s Berlin, Germany, the day after Kristallnacht.  Her uncles’ Jewelry store’s been looted and all 19 family members disappeared.  She knew she had to find a way to hide.  The “escape bag” of diamonds hidden under the store’s floorboards could let her become her dead cousin Olga because she died in Africa with no record of her death in Germany.

EXCERPT: Berlin, downtown, 11/12/1938 1:15 AM.  Rosemarie stopped at the corner and looked down the street toward her uncles Hans and Fritz’s Jewelry store.  As she expected the windows were broken and the glass and other remnants of the previous night’s looting were still on the sidewalk.  On the far corner, two Gestapo stood under the street light smoking. The advertising sign that usually hung in the window  “Diamanten und Gold Zuverkaufen” (Diamonds and Gold For Sale) was on the sidewalk below the window.  Painted on it in large, red letters was the word JUDEN! She knew she had to see if the “escape bag” was still there, but she would have to wait until the SS was gone.  That bag could be the difference between life and death!

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  From 1898 until 1901 my Grandmother Helene was in Italy at a school for aristocratic girls from all over Europe with lung diseases that could be helped by the Italian climate.  Three times a year Europe’s ruling aristocrats would bring their sons to a school ball to meet potential wives.  Preparation for the annual Departure Ball, Friday, June 24, 1898, included Wednesday and Thursday afternoon dance practice sessions.  On Thursday, Heidi arrived from Munich.  She was very ill with TB so, she knows she can only dance a few times, so she asks for the best dancer, Helene, my grandmother.

EXCERPT:Heidi’s Last Dance.   Helene tells Heidi’s story to her children in 1922: “For music we just had one violinist to play waltzes.  After our first dance, Heidi is very, very tired. She collapses into a chair and immediately falls asleep.  About an hour later, after her second dance she coughs up blood for several minutes, and her father tells her: “No more dancing.”  Another hour later, Heidi’s father’s gone, and dance practice is about to end. Although she looks exhausted, she insists on dancing one last time.  I help her out of the chair onto the dance floor.  Heidi whispers in my ear: “Hold on to me very tight.  I don’t feel strong.”  She lays her head on my shoulder and sighs, her last breath. Thinking she fainted, I carry her to a chair and let her down slowly.  Her parents rush over, but she’s gone.  Her parents thank me for, ‘making Heidi’s last hour happy.’  All the girls in the school, except Gretta, wore black armbands for the next month.”

Resources available at http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan. $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s 106 “Hard”  Questions” $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education: My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice. $8

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History):  Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German History$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  $5

General Interest Fiction: Yellowstone’s Child.  $7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle: The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie  Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com 

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie’s Publishing Assistance for Kindle eBook and Paperback.

This week I’m announcing my new endeavor to help unpublished authors get their book into a marketable form on Kindle and Amazon.  Charlie Liebert, experienced author will help publish your book on Kindle as an eBook and convert it to a paperback for less than $1,000.  Charlie has 14 eBooks on Kindle and 11 have also been published in paperback.  Send me a manuscript of at least 50 pages and I’ll get it on Kindle and in paperback. It’s easy and cheap.  Here’s the steps.

1) Send me your email address, mailing address (P.O. is OK), manuscript, cover page and $250.  Manuscripts more than 100 pages will cost $1.50 for every page over 100.   If you don’t have a cover page I can help you create one which costs $150 paid only after your approval. The first three cover iterations are free.  More than three are $35 each.

2) I’ll establish an account at Kindle Direct Publishing with your email and set up your book as an eBook.  When you approve the eBook on Kindle, pay an additional $250.  You can stop here or go on to create a paperback.

3) I’ll convert your book to a 6” by 9” paperback.  All my templates are set for 6X9 so any other size will require additional costs.  I’ll format the book, create a title page and table of contents.  I’ll NOT edit to correct spelling or grammar. When ready you’ll receive a paperback proof copy to approve.  You review it up to three separate times and make changes to your preferences.  Editing changes for spelling or grammar cost $2.00 each.  Additional reviews above the initial three cost $35 each.

4) When you approve the final version, you pay $250 and I’ll turn the account over to you and we’re done.  You now have a KDP account, an eBook on Kindle and a paperback listed on Amazon all for less than $800.  Your estimated costs to purchase paperbacks as the author are:

Estimated costs for non-color books with full color cover, not including shipping are:                                      50 to 100 pages or less pages = $2.15,            117 = $2.25,     156 = $2.72      240 = $3.56

All internal color, 50 pages ~$4.00

5)  Note: All your costs after initial setup require your approval BEFORE you pay for it.

 

Step Description Cost
Initial setup $250
Create Color Cover (Optional) $150
Cover Iterations Over Three $35 each
Approved eBook $250
Paperback Edits $2 each
Paperback Revisions Above Three $35 each
Approved paperback $250
Total Without Cover $750
Total With Cover $900

Email to charlie@sixdaycreation.com  to get started or go to http://sixdaycreation.com

Resources available at http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan. $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s 106 “Hard” Questions”  $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education: My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice. $8

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History): Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German History$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  $5

General Interest Fiction: Yellowstone’s Child.  $7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle: The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie   Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie Liebert’s website http://sixdaycreation.com revised and updated.

My website http://sixdaycreation.com has been renewed and improved to include all the resources I’ve produced to help Christians gain confidence in their faith and mature into effective personal evangelists.  In my more than 30 years as an Apologist, I’ve videoed many answers to questions about religion, science and the Gospel.  On this site there are more than 60 answers linked tomy YouTube channel in nine categories: 1) 10 Common Questions, 2) Astronomy, 3) Bible Questions, 4) Creation & Evolution, 5) Creation Seminar (a complete seminar in 12 parts) 6) Dating & Fossils, 7) Dinosaurs, 8) Noah’s Flood and 9) Races & Genetics.

All four of my published Christian books are listed in two categories.  Since I’ve begun to publish with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), I’ve been able to reduce my book prices by an average of 40%.  ALL of my books now sell for $9.00 or less.  All are available on my website http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics

Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.  Christian, do the “hard” questions you’re asked stop you from being effective for Christ?  Here’s a strategy that will transform you into a fearless evangelist!  $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard”  Questions” 106 Questions Answered. $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education

My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?  A Christian Educator’s Analysis & Advice. Shows the Biblical Mandate to educate Christian children and explains ALL the educational options available in the US today $8

Video of my Lakeside Testimony

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History)

Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German Historybegins in 1898 with my grandmother from Berlin attending school in Northern Italy.  Ends with my Aunt Rosemarie’s survival of the Holocaust.$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. Composite of Liebert family history with the family-specific details removed thatare not of interest to the general public. Contains all three short stories:        “Helene…” “The Curse…” and “Rosemarie…”  $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  My twice Jewish aunt, with a Jewish father and a Jewish husband, survived the Holocaust in Germany 1937-1945 by becoming her Gentile cousin. This story is included in “Our Complete German History.” And “Tales…”  $5

General Interest Fiction

Yellowstone’s Child.  Kidnapped at 10 with complete amnesia she recovers her memory at 22 after she’s become a millionaire and successful TV star.  She asks: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She answers “I’mYellowstone’s Child.”  Rated “G.”  Great story for teens.$7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle

The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My grandmother’s adventures as a 16 to18-year-old at an all-girls school for aristocrats in 1900 northern Italy. $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1922. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text)

Charlie Liebert’s Credibility to Give Analysis & Advice for “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?”

Last week I announced the release ofmy latest book “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” which isavailable on Amazon as a Kindle download at $3.99 or paperback at $9.99 + shipping.  As a Christian educator, I’ve presented analysis and advice to help Christian parents make the best decisions to educate their children. This week I’ll summarize my experience in education to establish my credibility qualified to help Christian parents.

In 1996, I joined the board of Caldwell Academy, A Classical Christian School founded in Greensboro, NC in 1994. During my time on the board, the school doubled in size, relocated to a new permanent site, and built its first building.  Today Caldwell has three significant buildings and enrollment has grown to over 800 in grades K-5 through 12.  Immediately after I retired in 1994, I began a single proprietorship business called Creation, Dinosaurs and the Flood (CDEF) which hosted educational workshops and seminars for children and adults.  CDEF sold books and videos at these programs.  In 1990 CDEF established a website that answered over 100  Christian Apologetics questions about the Bible and science http://www.sixdaycreation.com. In 2011 the sales business was liquidated, but the site continues today.  In 1997, for two years I worked for Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham’s Biblical Creation ministry leading children’s workshops and adult seminars.  In 1998, I resigned from the Caldwell board toteach Science and Bible for that year. Keeping my interest at Caldwell alive, from 1999 until 2001 I led weekly Grammar science assembly programs. Beginning in 1995 until 2005, I produced an educational one-hour, weekly, public access TV show on Greensboro Community Television (GCTV) using footage shot at my seminars and workshops.  In August 2004 I began teaching business courses at Davidson County Community College (DCCC) in Lexington, North Carolina. I continue teaching today on-line courses.  At DCCC, I won 2 academic prizes for excellence in teaching, including a grant of $3,000.  I began work as an author in 2012.

To summarize in the last 27 years:

1) I’ve helped start and grow a Classical Christian School in Greensboro, NC,

2) Taught science at both the Grammar & Middle (Dialectic) School levels,

3) Led “Origins” seminars and workshops for Answers in Genesis and ministry CDEF.

4) For ten years, I produced an educational weekly TV show.  From local exposure on that show, I became known as the “Creation Guy” and was often recognized as I traveled in the Greensboro area.

5) Led more than 50 programs teaching Christian Apologetics in churches, schools, and civic clubs.

6) Counseled Christian parents and their children in Apologetics to counter the results of the students “loss of faith” when they left home and went to college.

7) Taught Business and general education subjects at Davidson County Community College for the last 14 years

I pray the LORD bless you as you consider your Biblical responsibility to educate your children.

Four Books:

1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!”  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.

2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.” Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”

3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!” Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.

4) “My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?”  A Christian Educators Analysis & Advice.”

Amazon/Kindle Items written by Charlie Liebert:

1)The Memory Tree.” A Gospel Christmas Story.

2) “Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.”  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900

3) “Lost in Yellowstone” Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.

4) “Yellowstone’s Child”  Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott. NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.

5) “One Android, 399 lives.” 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.

6) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

7) “Liebert Annals in Deutschland.”  Our German Family History Volumes 1, 2 & 3.

  1. A) “Felix, Helene and @21 Garten Strasse” Volume 1
  2. B) “Joachim Liebert’s Remembrances” Volume 2
  3. C) “Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation” Volume 3

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie     Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust. “Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.”

“Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation”  available on Kindle and Amazon, is the amazing true story of how my Jewish aunt survived the Holocaust.  Rosemarie Liebert was twice a Jew.  She was the daughter of a Jew, and she had beenmarried to a deceased Jew.  It’s Berlin, Germany, November 12, 1938 the day after Kristallnacht.  Her uncle’s Jewelry store has been looted.  All 19 members of her three uncle’s families disappeared.  She knew now she had to find a way to hide.  The “escape bag” filed with diamonds could save her by letting her become her dead cousin Olga.   Olga died in Africa with no record of her death in Germany.  .  The Gestapo’s pursuit is relentless. Rosemarie, the twice Jew, survives the Holocaust as the gentile Olga Julia Quandt

Berlin, downtown, November 12, 1938, 1:15 AM.  Rosemarie stopped at the corner and looked down the street toward her uncles Hans and Fritz’s Jewelry store.  As she expected the windows were broken and the glass and other remnants of the previous night’s looting were still on the sidewalk.  On the far corner, two Gestapo stood under the street light smoking. The advertising sign that usually hung in the window  “Diamanten und Gold zu verkaufen” (Diamonds and Gold For Sale) was on the sidewalk below the window.  Painted on it in large, red letters was the word JUDEN! She knew she had to see if the “escape bag” was still there, but she would have to wait until the SS was gone.  That bag could be the difference between life and death.  As she stood there waiting she thought:  “How did I ever get to this situation?”  As she stood atthe corner waiting, her thoughts flashed back to some of her life events

Brussels, Gestapo HQ 12/23/1941:Two Gestapo officers with one man and one woman dressed in civilian clothes entered and sat in the four opposite chairs.  Only the woman smiled.  The uniformed officer that sat almost directly opposite Olga opened a folder and began to read.

“Your papers indicate you are Olga Julia Quandt. You were born in Munich on May 16, 1908, to Shavoy and Marie Quandt.  Is that true?”

Olga/Rosemarie realized they were already trying to trap her. “No, that is not true.  I was born in Berlin on June 16, 1908.”

The officer smiled and sarcastically said: “Very good.  You know when and where you were born.  Now let us review our problem. We have a record of you leaving Germany in 1936, but we can find no record of your return to Germany.  How and when did you come back?”

Olga realized she was in a dilemma.  How would she explain this?  The real Olga never came back. She died in Africa, and her body and papers were burned because of the jungle fever.

To stall for time, she said slowly: “I can explain this.”

Authors note: I dedicate this story of my aunt and to my 18 family members from Berlin who did not survive the Holocaust.

“Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.” Is available as an eBook or Paperback on Kindle or Amazon.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Yellowstone’s Child, my 1st novel is in paperback.

My novel Yellowstone’s Child’s was first released as a Kindle download in December 2016.  It’snow available in paperback.  If you live near me, I can give it to you, or you can order It on Amazonat $7.99, not including shipping.I sell it for $7.00 + $3.95 shipping = $10.95 at my website http://sixdaycreation.com

Yellowstone’s Child begins when a married couple, Sam and Gloria Graham, chicken farmers living in Mississippi, lose their 10-year-old daughter, Sally, to brain cancer.  After her death, they plan to sell their Mississippi farm and move to Nebraska. To help recover from Sally’s death; they take a short vacation in February at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  At the same time in Yellowstone, three cousins from the Johanson family reunion fall into The Gardner river partially fed by hot springs from the Boiling River.  Two get right out but the third, Sarah, hits her head and floats away on her back downstream.  The Grahams rescue her and discover she has complete amnesia.  They take her back to Mississippi to replace their dead daughter. Park Rangers and Sarah’s family search the river in Yellowstone but do not recover her body.  Sarah is eventually declared dead.  In Mississippi, the Grahams inherit significant wealthfrom Gloria’s father, move to Nebraska, change their identities and move again to Ventura CA as Sam, Gloria, and Sally Johnson.

Sally, still with complete amnesia, enters an all-girls private school that specializes in preparing girls for careers in movies and TV.  She starts in 6th grade at Ventura Private School for Girls and graduates seven years later.  During each school year, 6th through 12th, another secret about her identity develops that must be kept from her by her parents.  After graduating, she earns a BA in Music, Theater, and Dance from Cal State and then obtains a starring role in the TV series DETECTIVES LIVE as Detective Elaine Scott.  About to finish her Masters, she has an auto accident, bumps her head and her memory of her life before she was ten years old returns. She confronts her “parents”; they admit to kidnapping her and deceiving her “all these years.” She then begins searching for her real identity.  She asks, “Who am I? Sarah, Sally, or Elaine.  Johanson, Graham, Johnson, or Detective Scott.” She concludes, NO she’s Yellowstone’s Child.  Can she find her identity?

This story is rated “G” and is suitable for teens.  There are two underlying messages in Yellowstone’s Child.  First, the reader will recognize humankind’s imperfection.  All my characters are real people, and none of them are perfect or infallible. Second, as the plot unfolds, it shows that life is uncertain and often unpredictable. Since, as a Christian, I won’t use sex or violence to attract readers I opted for drama, plot reversals and “thestory” within the story to stimulate reader interest.  One of my first readers said: “Yellowstone’s Child made me cry five times, twice for sadness, and three times for joy.”  Read it TODAY on Kindle or buy the paperback at http://sixdaycreation.com

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com 3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Salvation Illustrated by Lazarus’ Raising!

Jesus raising of Lazarus from the dead in John 11:17-44 illustrates how God accomplishessalvation. Humankind is dead in their sin and unable to save themselves from God’s righteous judgment and condemnation. God saves men by first making them alive to hear by the work of the Holy Spirit. Then they respond to the gospel communicated to them by another person.

Lazarus is dead four days. His body has begun to decay. It stinks!  His body physically can’t come back to life by any natural process.All people are dead in their sin and unable to hear! Dead men cannot hear or be awakened.  They are DEAD!!

Jesus comes to the grave and calls Lazarus by name. But his body can’t live! How can he respond? His body is rotting and stinking. He’s been dead four days! So, the power of God comes on his body and restores it to a condition of life.  He can now hear Christ’s call. All the death and decay is removed by God’s power. His bodyis in a state of life with awareness. The Holy Spirit has brought life, consciousness and open ears.  Jesus spoke about open ears to hear three times in the parable of the sower. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear …”  God made Lazarus’ body alive.  He is aware of his surroundings, and his ears are open to hearing the call of Jesus.

Thus the first action in salvation is God preparing a person, who is dead and making them alive so they can hear the gospel. God alone can do this. Dead men, in their sin, cannot respond to a gospel call without God acting first.  That is why we must always pray for God to move before we witness to Christ’s transforming power. Dead men cannot, will not and do not hear us!  God works first!

Lazarus is now alive and aware, lying on the cold gravestone, and hears Christ’s call.  He knows he is lying in the grave, so the first thing he does in response is get up and walk out. It’s man’s responsibility to respond to the gospel, but God uses human agencyto complete this process.  Men bring the gospel to other men!

Now he walks outof the grave still encumbered by grave wrappings, which represent his sin and past life. Although his sin debt, the penalty of death has been fully paidby Jesus, his lifestyle, habits, etc. are all still with him. Others must help him shed those things.  Unwrapping him is a picture of discipleship.  One of the best ways to disciple new believers is the “Operation Timothy” program available from members of CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection). Interested? charlie@sixdaycreation.com.

If you are a Christian then at a moment in time, after you were physically born, you were born again when God made you spiritually alive and gave you ears to hear.  Then, you listened to the Gospel call and responded sealing your salvation in Christ.

This blog was adapted from pages 7-9 of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!   Go to http://www.sixdaycreation.comfor more info.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com 3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

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