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The Writer ‘s Block

Amazing how the world defines success as climbing up.  There are many articles on statistics in one area or another of how to be successful.  In many cases you will see that of people who have a career (making the bucks) i.e Executives in all categories may have inherited their wealth some may have gotten this success from a good education while some may have had mentors or some who have been in the right place at the right time.  In essence someone who is successful has either come from humble beginnings or some by any means necessary to accomplished success in which the world sees.  There are a lot books on the market as well how someone may have come  from the bottom with humble beginnings and climb their way up the ladder.  There is also another side that many of us don’t know sometimes the struggle or maybe the hard work they put in to climb this latter in what we see as successful.  Ironically, this brings me to my perspective for 2018.  I’ve decided that not to make promises or resolutions for what I could remember I always in one way or another would do every  New Year. But this year I believe for the first time in my life I will knowingly wait and  let God tell me what I need to do for this new year.

For years, I’ve been told to write it down.  I have always been afraid of this gift that God has given me.  I’ve always asked the question “Why Me Lord” At an early age I have known that there was something peculiar about me. I can remember now profound it was for me to discover the verse  I Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:  I mean I owned this verse it explain to my understanding that this is how God sees me and this is why folks would look at me sometimes with envy sometimes with love. It’s not my fault or my doing when I receive favor and I seemed to always jump back when things don’t go well in my life.  Out of all the siblings in my family I was the different one.  Always and even today my siblings when they look at me there is always this look that they give me that there is something special about me (with Love) This is who we are in 1 Peter 2:9; that’s you too.

BLESSINGS

 

The Writer ‘s Block

Amazing how the world defines success as climbing up.  There are many articles on statistics in one area or another of how to be successful.  In many cases you will see that of people who have a career (making the bucks) i.e Executives in all categories may have inherited their wealth some may have gotten this success from a good education while some may have had mentors or some who have been in the right place at the right time.  In essence someone who is successful has either come from humble beginnings or some by any means necessary to accomplished success in which the world sees.  There are a lot books on the market as well how someone may have come  from the bottom with humble beginnings and climb their way up the ladder.  There is also another side that many of us don’t know sometimes the struggle or maybe the hard work they put in to climb this latter in what we see as successful.  Ironically, this brings me to my perspective for 2018.  I’ve decided that not to make promises or resolutions for what I could remember I always in one way or another would do every  New Year. But this year I believe for the first time in my life I will knowingly wait and  let God tell me what I need to do for this new year.

For years, I’ve been told to write it down.  I have always been afraid of this gift that God has given me.  I’ve always asked the question “Why Me Lord” At an early age I have known that there was something peculiar about me. I can remember now profound it was for me to discover the verse  I Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:  I mean I owned this verse it explain to my understanding that this is how God sees me and this is why folks would look at me sometimes with envy sometimes with love. It’s not my fault or my doing when I receive favor and I seemed to always jump back when things don’t go well in my life.  Out of all the siblings in my family I was the different one.  Always and even today my siblings when they look at me there is always this look that they give me that there is something special about me (with Love) This is who we are in 1 Peter 2:9; that’s you too.

BLESSINGS

 

This one is for you ~ Yeah You

There is a shift taking place in the world that if we are not careful we will miss what is surely to come.(ask me how)  Whether you are a believer or you are not sure what you believe rest assure that we live and we will die.  Everyone knows that.  The question is what are you doing with your life at this moment at this particular time.  Have you answered the age old question W’s Who, What and Where am I.  I have been blessed to be guided by the Holy Spirit which builds my faith and my ministry. Although it was spoken in my hearing so long ago that it is finally coming to what God has set up for my Life.  So here I am begging at the feet of Jesus for you.  I believe that things happen to us are not my accidents in the sense that whether things are good or not so good happening in your life. God purpose and will for us would be fulfilled.  Please don’t be like so many who have pass on not fulfilling what God purpose for there life.  There was a study sometime ago of how many graves were full with supposed to be Apostles, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor  & Teachers.  Every time you look at your hand remember this and find out which is your gift.  This is good (see picture below)  It ‘s amazing that God can use whoever he wants for him to get the glory.  Some say why should He get the Glory…. I don’t believe God is mad at you for thinking that way because there ‘s a wealth of knowledge about him that folks have not tap into and therefore one may  think (or should I say many) this way.  I find it’s my duty Ladies & Gentlemen to tell you that there is probably a missing link in your life and that is Jesus the Christ.

15 Lessons on the Ministry Gifts of God

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.” (Ephesians 4:11)

You fit into one of these categories once you become a believer; Will you accept him? Confess and Repent so you can walk into you destiny.  Just say, Dear God, I am sinner, forgive me and I ‘m sorry for all that I did what was not of you.  I accept Jesus as Lord and believe that He is the Son of God.  Jesus, will you come into my mind, soul and Spirit that I may have eternal life.  Thank you for listening as I pray in Jesus Name.

There is a scripture Psalms 8:34 ESV -Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

EXPOSITION

I wanted to give you some insight of what this means to be and then how a scholar of so long ago put it which I think interwoven in my thoughts.

As human beings we know that food and water is essential to our living.  If you can think of your best palate of food you ever tasted; can I tell you that there is something so much better.  In the culinary world I read an article of the 50 best dishes in the world.  If your food is listed as one of the main dishes when I think of this verse there is something even better than that 10k better than or better yet I can’t put a number on it.   Just as you identify the best meal look into the Word of God so you will boldly say “I have tasted and see” and He is Good~

Thomas Binney’s “Sermons,” 1869. V

Verse 8. Taste and see. There are some things, especially in the depths of the religious life, which can only be understood by being experienced, and which even then are incapable of being adequately embodied in words. O taste and see that the Lord is good. The enjoyment must come before the illumination; or rather the enjoyment is the illumination. There are things that must be loved before we can know them to be worthy of our love; things to be believed before we can understand them to be worthy of belief. And even after this — after we are conscious of a distinct apprehension of some spiritual truth, we can only, perhaps, answer, if required to explain it, in the words of the philosopher to who the question was put, “What is God?” “I know, if I am not asked.” Thomas Binney’s “Sermons,” 1869.(amazing how this is so prevalent even today )

God’s Hand of Ministry

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God… “ (1 Pet. 5:6)

When Christ ascended, He took His whole ministry mantle, divided it, and gave it in five parts to men and women. All five are needed to perfect, mature and equip the saints “till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of… the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). The function of these gifts, also sometimes called equipping or ascension gifts, and how they fit together can better be understood through the analogy of how a physical hand functions.

Stay tuned for Bible Study coming soon.

BLESSINGS!

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Lights, Camera, Action: Genesis Study: 3

One for the Father, One for the Son and One for the Holy Spirit; and these three are One.  I feel safe in His arms from this study that I have to share it with you.  If you are not familiar with Chuck Missler‘s; I would advise you as my new cliche I like to use “Go google” In this case, Him.   He is one of my favorite bible teachers; and I thank the Holy Spirit for directing me to him. Pastor Chuck is the pastor of pastors and he is real deal.  Pastor Chuck is so much smarter than me that he can speak to anyone no matter what level they are on in their spiritual journey.  His teaching will have you thinking like never before and prompts you to say to  yourself  out loud WOW;his studies are really worth your time if you can get a hold of it.  Sometimes I get so mesmerized that it really takes me to another realm (spiritually) I’m in awe when I hear his teaching and how he makes it applicable to our everyday lives for today.  It’s good medicine for the soul; so shout out to Pastor Dr. Chuck Missler.  Read the Book of Genesis and you will find some interesting First mentioned of the bible.

BLESSINGS!

 

 

Body, Mind & Soul : My Purpose

Grace & Peace,

First I want to say Grace & Peace to all my brothers and sisters who I believe prayed for me and deep within their spirits they knew the Lord was dealing with me in identifying my purpose in my journey on my commitment before 2016 is over I pray I bring someone to know Christ.  I pray all of you are being blessed with God ‘s  grace and mercy as I’m sure you are as I’ve gotten a chance to read some of your posts and surely by sharing the gospels that indeed your purpose is to glorified God; I say  To God be the Glory!

I’m so hooked on Jesus that I’m excited I mean truly excited to know that I’m his daughter and its just right to know who I am and whom I belong too!

I’ve been studying on Spirit, Mind & Soul and I know my flesh hasn’t put it together but my spiritual being has because I never thought of this as being my trinity or never though of mind, body and soul as a truine.  I know of it  as being three but I never said”Oh this is a trinity as in truine”.  The bible clearly distinguish that we have mind, body and soul:  Duh; Genesis 1:26 “God said, Let us make man in Our image” (Genesis 1:26). We know that God is a Trinity. The Holy Trinity is clearly set forth in the Apostle Paul’s benediction that closed his Second Corinthian Epistle: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen”  Therefore, we have to be a truine being because he is created in the image of God.

The two following passages from the Bible clearly establish the fact that man is a triune being composed of spirit, soul, and body:

I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow (body), and is a discern-er of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

Our Lord Himself said, in what we call “The Great Commission”: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). Created in the image of God, man is likewise a trinity. He has a spiritual nature that is separate and distinct from the body in which it dwells. This is my calling.  Oh yeah I know what my purpose is; to Evangelize, Lead Praise & Worship;  Intercessor and start a mini bible study.  Hallelujah thank you Holy Ghost for the revelation.

P.S. I wanted my title to read:  Resurrected 🙂

BLESSINGS!

 

WORD

The bible speaks in John 1:1; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  Thank you for reading this blog as I hope that you will join me in this journey which I find that no matter where you are there is always a beginning.

Part 2; manifest this April of 2016.  I had to digress to where I am for a moment just to see where I am. The first paragraph was sitting in my draft since January 2016.   I thank God as always for pulling me to where he wants me even though I seemed to be pulling me up to where I think I should be.  The God that we serve is not a God like us we have a finite mind whereas; He is infinite.  If  we can truly grasp that God is not like men; seriously we can’t think of God as we would ourselves but unfortunately this is what we do.  For those who know this walk that we are walking it’s so easy to think that what we do seems so right but I’m sorry there is something in the inside that just doesn’t sit right in your spirit no matter how right you may think it seems.  I mean at some point (sometimes its quick and sometimes not) but there should be something in you that tells you that it’s not right. For me I think when Jesus said that if we have the faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains.  My new revelation for the last three to five years and growing is that I’m seriously going in deep with the word God.  Now I’m looking at the word Mustard and Seed.  The taste of mustard can be bitter and yet delicious when you combined it with some other dishes; but more importantly I’m looking at the word seed; (don’t ask how I’m connecting these two words) but you would know by now that I try to flow with the Holy Ghost in what He gives me) One could argue that when Jesus mentioned that the seed was the smallest seed on the earth; we have some skeptics say that the mustard seed wasn’t the smallest seed..  but when we read and the study the bible we have to go deeper by searching, reading, listening connecting with  (learned men and women who study this word daily) KJV 2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  First Jesus knew exactly what and who he was addressing.  During that region the mustard seed was the smallest seed. Since the Jews were very familiar with the mustard seed, Jesus referred to what they could understand and appreciate. In their world, where they lived, planted, and harvested, they understood that the mustard seed was the smallest of the seeds they normally planted. And still, it could germinate, take root, and flourish, eventually becoming an eight- to 10-foot tall shrub.

So, as I reflect and take a seat back; I would like to think that I too needed Jesus speaking to me on how I need to focus on my blog ministry and how it should go. Start out small get a feel on how  I needed to reevaluate where I am and what is the next move.    Quite frankly, those that have been commented on my post with likes; I was getting a little big headed (just a tiny bit and I needed to remind myself again that it’s not about me).  In saying this it’s important for me to remember when I use this forum to evangelize that it takes more than one may think when they are very new to this.  I know that I have to trust and depend on only what the Holy Spirit is directing for me to write.  I know now too that I have to  have a connection and dialog sharing with people who have experience and are learned folks; it’s important for me to not think that God is only talking to me but to have that connection on a personal level  connecting with God fearing bloggers who God is speaking to as well in such a time as this.  I would like to think that I too am part of the remnant in this generation (Father, I believe this platform is one of the ways you are using your children) What a blessing; one of my favorite websites; “GotQuestionsOrg” Elmer Tow; Jesus made it clear that this remnant would be small when compared to the number of people on the earth throughout history. “Many” will find the way to eternal destruction, but “few” will find the way to eternal life (Matthew 7:13-14). We who believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior can, with great peace, rest in the fact that we belong to the “remnant.”

I pray that someone will  be so stirred up that they too will go deeper in their study and then let God use them for his Kingdom Building as well. My ultimate goal is to reach where I am being used for community base movement connection using my gifts to be part of the bigger picture in preaching the Gospel to the lost.  I hear in my spirit when the preacher will ask “Will there be just one” ~ Come to Jesus – Millions have come and there is still room for you at the cross.

BLESSINGS!

 

Bible Study-March 2016:Life-Changing Events for you and for me

As you read; there was some struggle on what I was going to name the title of this.  (ironically it was named Bible Study March – then I was led to change it to above).  This  study is taking us directly to Jesus.  Just to keep it real; the entire bible directs us to Jesus. It’s such a blessing how the Father puts everything in perspective for us to get a hold of in his Word.  As stated; this is the greatest book ever written.  Let’s just say this book is a superstar of books; something that every human being should read and get to know. I would challenge the skeptic and unbeliever to give it a try.   I’m doing my part as I’m sure you will get to your part in getting the word out

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? (Matthew 24:44, 45)

That brings to give this subtitle:   Life-Changing Events for you  and for me

Devotional Reading: Malachi 3 1-4; Background Scripture: Luke 1:57-80; Title Scripture:  Luke 1:64 – His mouth was opened immediately and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised God.

Prayer:  Father,  I pray that people would know that God is working to bring positive changes for those he love and for those who want to know him.  Father let us respond to your life changing events with gratitude for the need to be positive vessels of change so that doing your will not be in vain; but that you get the glory in what you teach us in Jesus name we pray.

If you are reading this; please note that it’s truly not by accident but by the spirit of a divine purpose (The Holy Spirit _ God) that directed you to this page.  Yes, it may seen peculiar but it’s okay.  Truth be told if you expand your horizons if you are a  unbelief or would like to challenge yourself into knowing that there just a tipsy bitty belief that you have an unexplained notion within yourself that that tells you  “let me see what this Jesus is all about” welcome to club you are not alone.  There are many stories of believers on how they came or stumble upon something that got them interested in seeking what is this Jesus thing.  So for that I extend my “Congratulation” to you.

Luke 1:64 King James Version (KJV)

64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God!

Zacharias was the Father of John the Baptist who preached that the time is near and now “Repent” he lived and breathe relentless  preaching Repent; basically, he was used by God through the Holy Spirit to preached this message.

Please read the following scriptures on this study:  (Background Scripture: Luke 1:57-80) and ponder on this. As we read; the priest; Zacharias was temporarily silenced because he doubted God’s promise announced to him through the angel, Gabriel.  It was promised to Zacharias that he and Elisabeth would have a son in their old age and they must name the child John.  John was known as  forerunner of Christ.  Because of Zacharias unbelief, (that he would have child)  his mouth was shut by God to become speechless until after the promised child, John was born. Being inspired and controlled by the Holy Spirit he was able to speak again v67.  I felt sad for him; can you imagine seeing this promised poke at him for 9 mos but then not able to speak of the joy he must have felt and it had to be hard on Elisabeth as well or maybe it was just fine with her maybe when she asked him to do something he couldn’t respond verbally “Why do I have to do it” just being sarcastic you know how we can get with our love one.  Let’s get back on track.  This verse is so exciting because it’s praise points to the great redemptive work that God would do through Jesus Christ. In Christ rested all of Israel ‘s hopes, and only though Him would their deepest longings be satisfied. The message  in these scriptures has so much meat in it.  (1) divine visitation (The angel Gabriel) (2) redemption of the Israelite’s v68, and God raising a horn of salvation (the instrument of saving power) from the line of David v69.  All these themes well all three of these are rooted in the Old Testament. Although Jesus was soon to be born as well ; the prophesy concerning him was not new.  His birth was spoken (prophesied) through the holy prophets long long ago. V 71-75 indicates the expectation of when the Messiah arrived. Luke 4:16:30 tell us God promise to deliver his people from their enemies including human and spiritual forces.  God loves and still loves his chosen people.  Please note that all of God Promises are Yea and Amen.

I like Matthew Henry Commentary below to give you some background on John.(after reading this – it seems fitting to add to my title now in the heading 🙂 this is why; thank you Holy Spirit!

MH Commentary: Matthew 3:1-6 After Malachi there was no prophet until John the Baptist came. He appeared first in the wilderness of Judea. This was not an uninhabited desert, but a part of the country not thickly peopled, nor much enclosed. No place is so remote as to shut us out from the visits of Divine grace. The doctrine he preached was repentance; Repent ye. The word here used, implies a total alteration in the mind, a change in the judgment, disposition, and affections, another and a better bias of the soul. Consider your ways, change your minds: you have thought amiss; think again, and think aright. True penitents have other thoughts of God and Christ, sin and holiness, of this world and the other, than they had. The change of the mind produces a change of the way. That is gospel repentance, which flows from a sight of Christ, from a sense of his love, and from hopes of pardon and forgiveness through him. It is a great encouragement to us to repent; repent, for your sins shall be pardoned upon your repentance. Return to God in a way of duty, and he will, through Christ, return unto you in the way of mercy. It is still as necessary to repent and humble ourselves, to prepare the way of the Lord, as it then was. (Homework:  read the verses I gave you above; and then locate MH Commentary and read it entirely)

In the next lesson; lets discuss more of John messages of repentance as well as why did he lived in the wilderness eating locust.

Closing Prayer:  Thank you for the way Jesus birth and earthly ministry changed history.  Thank you that His coming into our hearts has changed our lives and will changed those that are coming when they acknowledge and accept you as their Savior.  In Jesus name, I  pray AMEN

 

 
 
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