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Priceless Book ~ Ordained 4U

I believe for each person there is a bible story that has been whispering in our ears but we didn’t quite know it then… I believe that the Holy Spirit holds this truth from us until we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and we really get serious about this Jesus. Someone may ask well everyone knows Jesus; but there is a difference.  I said that I believe that there is a bible book made specifically for the believer who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Excuse me, I don’t want to be misunderstood;  please don’t feel that little old me  is trying to step on toes; this is definitely not my intentions as I’m just one crying out in the wilderness among others who is sharing the Gospel of Jesus.

I find it very interesting, how God who is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.  The God that Was and The God that Is.  The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.  The same God of yesterday (past) , The God of today (present) and the The God forevermore (future). God created us for his purpose and I believe there is a book that He specifically wanted us to connect with for our own understanding. To God be the Glory; once we decided or better yet once we remembered that he called us before we were born. If we were to look at the creation of us through Adam.  The bible reads that when Adam was created he walked and talked with God.  Can you imagine walking in Eden and having a conversation with God daily. In my business field I set up meetings for my leader for his staff called one on one meetings usually, weekly, monthly or quarterly.  I don’t believe I read anywhere that God didn’t speak with Adam daily until he did surgery on him to create Eve removing one of his ribs.  In any case, I want to believe that our God our Father spoke to Adam daily.  Come along with me on this thought.  The garden of Eden has been described as a one of kind garden.  It would have had to be.  I search google and found that the most beautiful garden in the world is located in several parts of the world.  There have been writers who tried to describe the garden of Eden to their best ability.  But as I am being led in my writing that the Garden has been accepted in the unlearned of God to think that the maybe a natural state and this is the problem with most of us that we continue to look at things in the natural  (i.e. google search on garden; noting to do with the garden of Eden of the bible) when we should be looking  for answers in the spiritual. How dare we (I)  think that we can understand the written word in our natural state.  When the Word clearly teaches that God is spirit {John 4:24 King James Version (KJV) 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth}.

Here is excerpt below written by Des Walter; that I found that would bless you as it has bless me. I promise you this was in my thoughts as I pray over my computer for the Holy Spirit to direct me. I pray that God will bless him as he continues to preach the Gospel.

When MAN was created God prepared an environment for him, called the Garden of Eden. The word “Eden” speaks of an area of delight and was situated towards the SUN RISE, from which the Light would come, as the trees need the sun light for growth and development. This Garden is not LITERAL but is spiritual and is found in every man, and is a place which separates him from the world environment, and allows him access to God’s world in which everything he needs is supplied. This Garden is also a protection from disease and sickness and everything that would cause pain and death. This Garden possessed divine properties, providing all the food that the man would need to live forever, as well as providing an environment where God and Man could walk together in fellowship and love. It was isolated from the rest of the earth, and no one could intrude unless Adam allowed them to enter. All the trees were planted by God so that they provided the food and vitality to allow those who lived therein to LIVE FOREVER. The symbol of the food in the Garden is expressed by the tree in the center of the garden, called THE TREE OF LIFE. This tree represents Christ, and God told Adam that he could eat the fruit of all the trees in the garden, as they were good for food to sustain life. However there is another tree that God warned Adam about, and that was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which strangely enough was also in the middle of the Garden! Of this tree God told Adam, “do not eat of the fruit of that tree for the day you eat, YOU WILL DIE.”

The fruit of all the trees in the Garden of Eden represent our thoughts, and God said we can eat from all the trees, because those trees represent the planting of the Lord. In creation God put a seed in the fruit of every tree so that it would reproduce after its kind. So the fruit of all the trees planted by the Lord would reproduce thoughts that were in the heart and mind of God.  But if a man eats the fruit of a tree not planted by the Lord it would develop thoughts that are foreign to God and this would cause problems.  It is true for all of us that our mind is like a radio that can be tuned into certain frequencies according to what we want to hear. But so many do not have their hearts centered on Christ, but on the things of this world, so they adjust their mind accordingly. The world is full of entertainment and knowledge, most of which will not sustain spiritual life. So we can choose what thoughts we allow to enter our mind to produce the outcome we desire. Those that come from above will tend to lift us up and bring stability into our lives and bring forth a manifestation of Christ. But those thoughts that do not have a heavenly origin will have a tendency to pull us down to the lower dimensions of life, away from God, who has placed his wisdom in those trees that he has planted in our Garden, for our blessing. However, there was another tree in that Garden in the same place as the Tree of Life, that God said not to eat the fruit of it, for it will bring D-E-A-T-H. Could it be that THE MAN in the Garden was overtaken by lust and strong desire that seemingly could not be fulfilled by any of the other trees? Using the man’s creator mind that he received from God, man was able to produce his own tree, and this tree could cater for all the desires of the human heart, both good and evil. However in doing so he had established for himself a God of his imagination being both good and evil. Man now had a choice.  He had created his own tree and that tree produced (evil) thoughts that would lead to actions contrary to God’s will and purpose. But MAN in his own wisdom decided his thoughts and actions were good.

It is most interesting to notice that death was introduced into the human race by a THOUGHT PROCESS, and not by a disease, sickness or poison that would affect the physical body. “As a man thinks in his heart that is what he is.” Take hold of this truth because here is an important Key.

BLESSINGS!

 

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Evanglize right where you are

Matthews Chapter 11:1 And it came to pass , when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

I get so excited when my friend the Holy Ghost shows me things especially when I have read it several times or no times and I get new revelation or simply a revelation that I know that there was a conversation in the heavens just for me.  I remember hearing a preacher explain it this way.  Jesus and the Holy Spirit on our behalf talks about us in our every day life of what we do and say.  How we conduct ourselves I guess the best description for our understanding would be the “big brother” effect in essence that we are being spiritually watched and recorded.  Thank you Jesus for being our advocate and the thank you Holy Ghost for being out Helper.

Another way to look at it would be just like when you clock out of hard days work Jesus and he Holy Spirit review notes on us.  I would like to think that they compare how to handle our situation, sitting in comfortable area in heaven comparing notes on how to fix what needs to be fixed in our life; and what we need before we lay our heads down at night.  They discuss our needs preparing themselves to go before the Father. Once they get together I wonder; do they review notes and put it  as a draft then as a final cut pleading our case to the Father.

I like to think that Father is in awe and loves that they present our case to Him and He loves to grant on behalf of Jesus and the Holy Ghost loves to see Jesus at work as Jesus is his mentor. (humm I never seen it that way) but that’s interesting.

My prayer is for all those who proclaim Jesus as their Savior that they hear the Word of the Lord that we are all commissioned to preach the word.  For me I believe it’s right where I am.  I’m going to change right in my area, on my block to preach the love of Jesus. I think it’s time that we get ready to plant seeds right where we are.  There are so many blessed men and women who are missionaries going  throughout the world and God Bless them.  They should always be in our prayers.

 

 

Aha moment in the book of Genesis

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

There is a move going on in the earth that’s pointing for us to wake to a firm question “Who is on the Lord side”?  Whether we want to believe it or not there is a vibration that is so astounding that there is a spiritual grip taking hold of our every day lives.  Just look around in your work and life environment how things are being shifted that we have never experience before.  We can look at any major newspaper and see what’s not good going in the world which may affect us directly or indirectly where we live.   We can either look at the statistics of crime or we can line up the newspaper world wide and find that what’s happening lines up with the Word of God in the Holy Bible.  I remember as a young girl when the Holy Spirit presented to me to ask my mother “when you were a little girl did they preach that Jesus is coming again?  My mother gave me a quizzical look as I have seen throughout my childhood and adolescent years which would always challenge or remind her about my birth how during labor I had been the most difficult birth she every  experienced out of all her children.  Her face would grimace sometime joking and sometimes sad.  Mother would confide to whoever would listen as to how the pain she experience was like no other giving birth to me.  Mind you I was her third child and in her eyes she had been an experienced baby deliverer so to speak by the time I came along. LOL.  For some reason I didn’t know if I should cry or laugh when she recalled the story to family members and friends during my young life.

The conversation would sometimes come at impromptu times when speaking to mothers to be or  having conversations dealing with pain.  There was  one particular time when she was very angry with me she felt she was curse for having me  after many years she finally didn’t believe that.   (I’m not going to go into details; other than to say I forgave her)  As I write this the Holy Spirit is reminding me in the book of Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

There is a purpose for you and for me and it’s up to us to find it.  I knew God had a special purpose for me at a very young age.  I can write books on how the Lord healed me; protected and delivered me from so many obstacles that you would not believe.  One thing that I do know that the enemy (the devil) didn’t want me live.  After all; his purpose is to lie, kill and destroy.

Let’s Pray; Father in the name of Jesus you are God Almighty, you are the same God, yesterday, today and forever more.  You are a Great King, you are Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Your Name means Holy throughout eternity and there is none like you. Father I pray for every reader that reads this post that they too can have a new beginning in their life too as they search and seek your face.  Dear Lord  Jesus, you said in your word in Luke 11:8

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  I pray that those who know you will remain steadfast and those that don’t you give you a try.  I pray this in the matchless name of Jesus.  AMEN

Each and everyone of us has been born of a women.  I wanted to share with you the first two verses of Genesis.  In fact, the word Genesis means beginning and there are 50 chapters in this book.  The first 11 chapters deals with human race and remaining chapters deals with family.  Every bible doctrine is found in this book.  Truth be told Genesis comes after Revelation.  There are 10 generations in the book of Genesis.

The Ten Generations in Genesis

A|    Generations of the heavens and the earth. (Gen. 2:4-4:26)

B|    Book of the Generations of Adam. (Gen. 5:1-6:8)

C|    The Generations of Noah. (Gen. 6:9-9:27)

D|    The Generations of the Sons of Noah. (Gen. 10:1-11:9)

E|    The Generations of Shem. (Gen. 11:10-26)

A|    The Generations of Terah. (Gen. 11:27-15:11)

B|    The Generations of Ishmael. (Gen. 15:12-18)

C|    The Generations of Isaac. (Gen. 15:19-35:29)

D|    The Generations of Esau. (Gen. 36:1-43)

E|    The Generations of Jacob. (Gen. 37:1-50:26)

Genesis shows that Jesus is the center of this book and the Holy Spirit engineers our mind to unfold scriptures in this book for us to look further in the study of the Holy Bible.  Please note; that God never intended that we should walk through life alone.  Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior; and watch how you life unfolds with a new beginning.  Simply; say Jesus I long to be back in relationship with God and I accept what you have done to make that possible.  Please come into my heart and my life today ~right now.  AMEN

BLESSINGS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunger and Thirsty

Mark 11:12-14

12 And on the next day, when they had departed from Bethany, He became hungry.

13 And seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

14 And He answered and said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples were listening. (NAS)

Mark 11:20-21

20 And as they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.

21 And being reminded, Peter said to Him, ‘Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” (NAS)

Being a food foodie; (not alcohol; ha ha) my sin I could remember when I first read the scripture mainly that we ought to hunger and thirst after God words.  Of course, Jesus being the master on teaching He brings it home as He would that we focus on him V12 (here it is..proof of His humanity)  I ‘m not sure of how it read in the Hebrew bible; but the spirit of God wanted me to investigate the question that I asked in verse 13 particularly, “He went to see it perhaps He would find anything on it”; (Now I promised you I didn’t want to accept this because Jesus knows if there were any figs on that tree; so it couldn’t be about figs  as I was mediating; or picture it in my mind.  Sure enough the Holy Spirit directed me below.

This passage has proven to be one of the most difficult passages in all the Gospels. The cursing of the fig tree is Jesus’ only recorded miracle that results in destruction rather than restoration. The passage, however, becomes clear when understood in its literary context.

In this passage, two encounters with a fig tree are deliberately sandwiched in between Jesus’ cleansing of the temple. There is apparently a relationship between the two incidents, and the reader is left to discover that relationship.

So, my understanding that Holy Spirit (will make you do it)  wanted me to imagine in my mind the physical aspect of fig tree.  In order for me to do  that I had to learn about a fig tree.  The research that I came across helped me see that it wasn’t the physical tree because of the season and besides revelation of this scripture.  I bear witness with just my little understanding as there are well learned men in which I tapped into their teaching about this particular scripture in the book of Mark.

Mark has several interrupted accounts. The fig tree incident is yet another one. On a number of occasions, Mark begins one story and concludes it only after another story in interjected and resolved. This is almost always a literary device designed to tie two incidents together thematically. In this passage, two encounters with a fig tree are deliberately sandwiched in between Jesus’ cleansing of the temple. There is apparently a relationship between the two incidents, and the reader is left to discover that relationship.

The temple cleansing is a fulfillment of Malachi 3:1-3. Moses commanded that folks were to purchase sacrifices conveniently, so the purchasing of sacrifices was not the impetus for Jesus’ actions. There seem to be two reasons for Jesus’ abrupt behavior: 1) the Gentile court was not functioning as intended: it was supposed to be a house of worship and instead these worshippers were being crowded out by merchandisers, and 2) It was supposed to be primarily a place of worship, not primarily a marketplace.

Although leaves would commonly appear in March or April, figs normally sprouted in June. The fully developed leaves on this tree, however, suggested that fruit would also be found. Jesus approaches the leafy fig tree fully expecting to find fruit there (if any tree is going to have fruit, this tree certainly would). When He finds none, Jesus responds in righteous anger. Likewise, Jesus enters the temple fully expecting to find fruit there (if any place is going to produce spiritual fruit, this temple certainly would). When He finds none, Jesus responds in righteous anger.

The fig tree incident, then, is a visual parable. Clearly Jesus is indicating judgment, but judgment on whom? Since the tree had leaves, one would expect that fruit accompanied them. Jesus expects to see fruit, and is visibly disappointed when He finds none. The tree was “pretending” to bear fruit. What a terrific picture of the Jewish leadership of Jesus’ day. They “pretended” to have fruit. What a great picture of countless believers today.

The point lies in the difference between the appearance of the temple and the tree from a distance and their true condition, which a closer inspection reveals. Does that sound like your life? To most people you appear to be genuine. But what if we examined you closer? What if we could follow you around for a week? Would we find fruit, or have you grown adept at giving the appearance of fruit from a distance?

Our Fruitfulness Pleases the Lord (11:20-26)104

11:20 In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 11:21 Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered.” 11:22 Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God. 11:23 I tell you the truth, if someone says to this mountain,105 ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 11:24 For this reason I tell you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 11:25 Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your sins.”

Jesus is here giving a summons to faith and to action consistent with one’s faith. He mentions two specific fruits of genuine faith: Prayer and forgiveness—two of the most difficult fruits to counterfeit. Incidentally, the first fruit Jesus describes (namely, prayer) is the primary fruit He found missing at the temple (“My house will be called a house of prayer . . .”). Just as a pulse is the sign of a heartbeat, so fruit is the sign of internal spiritual life.

Thank you Pastor Miller

Excerpts from Pastor Jeffrey E. Miller

Blessings!

 

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Is there a Phoebe in the house?

Preach on Phoebe

The word Phoebe means bright.  It comes from the Greek root word, phos, from which we get phosphorus, the ingredient in matches.  Perhaps through the ages, even though men have tried to dim her light and that of other women, God never has.  Paul never did.  Now, it is time for the Phoebes of the world to shine.  Let us allow them to come forth even as the Timothy ‘s and the Paul’ s.

Preach, sister Phoebe with all your being.  Prophesy, sister Phoebe with all your might.  Teach, sister Phoebe with all diligence.  Evangelize, bless, and minister to the church and to the world.  Let your light shine so all can see the grace of the Lord.  We speak to the shackles of religion that have reduced the gifting ‘s of women in the name of Scripture.  To the powers of darkness that have placed cultural bondage’s over God’s creation.  To the tyranny of prideful man.  Chains, be broken.  Prison doors, open.  In the name of the Lord.  According to His Word.  Let the wonderful, God-given, unstained, untainted, blood-bought truth set you free!

BLESSINGS!

 

Keeping it Real ~ Know you have a Protector!

Let’s explore how God protects you and me!

Scripture:  Matthew 6:26-27; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 and Psalm 18:2-3

Matthew 6:26-27New International Version (NIV)

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Thessalonians 3:3 Living Bible (TLB)

But the Lord is faithful; he will make you strong and guard you from satanic attacks of every kind.

Psalm 18:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Know This:  God love us and protects us; God strengthens us and protects us from Satan.

Life Slogan Application:  “When with God we connect, He will always protect”

Let us Pray; Dear Lord Jesus we thank you for being faithful in our lives as you makes us strong and guard us against Satan tactics that he throws at us.  Lord I thank you that you are my rock and my fortress, you are my deliverer, my God and my strength.  I thank you for protecting us even now in Jesus name I pray.

It’s apparent in reading Matthew ‘s scripture above that God clearly protects His creation.  We as His children may ask; how does God show His love and protection for us?  I agree, He does by helping us make good choices by giving us friends who care for us.  For the first time in reading this scripture I connected with the bird as being a chicken…. you know an Aha moment.  When the chicken lays an egg for the chick inside it’s actual a wall of protection for the chick to be safe in order words it’s protected in it’s shell.  No don’t think of it as Oh well I can take a fork and have scrambled eggs or a predator come and crack the egg for food. I want you to consider looking at this another way.  The same way God protects the chicks with the eggshell is the way He protects us.  How you may ask? He puts a shell (wall) around us.  He knows just how strong to make the covering (wall) for you and for me.  God will never leave us and He know whats best for us. God is always there to listen for He never sleeps or slumber and He can meet all our needs in any area of our life.  He knows just what kind of protection we need, and cares for you and for me!

 

Remember God is our Protector!

BLESSINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we get tied up in Sin

In the book of James 1:12-15

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Main Points:  It’s not easy to break a pattern of sin so stop acting like you overcame sin
God will separate those who love Him from those who don’t.
Application Slogan:  If we want to be a sheep; to the needs of others, we must leap”
For you and I to break patterns of sin we much learn how a continued life of sin is hard to break.  In other words identify that you are a sinner and confess that it’s not easy to break the sin that’s hindering on your soul.  This reminds me when I was smoker and I wanted to quit.  I tried the patches it made me sick so I stopped taking it.    I tried cutting it down (not that I was a heavy smoker but nevertheless I was addicted to smoking) to 10 a day, 5 day 2 a day to 1 day and \that didn’t work.  I remember speaking to Lord and saying Jesus you know that I like the feeling I get when I smoke but I’m praying that you remove that feeling and take the taste out of mouth; and this is how I was able to quit smoking and it has almost been twenty years.  Thank you Jesus!
Let’s pray:  Father God I ask you right now in the name of Jesus to help everyone who reads this post to first understand more about Jesus at this time.   I pray Father that the scriptures penetrate in our lives as we read the scripture to encourage ourselves and those around us how sin can tie us up and God will separate those who love Him from those who don’t.  In Jesus name I pray.
If I was to give you some paper and water and ask you if you can tear lets try a couple of papers you can probably tear it.  Now if I ask if you can tear lets say up to half a ream of paper or until you no longer can tear through them let use this as an metaphor being sin.
Consider the following question:  Why was it easy to break through the first couple of pages.  Some may say because it was thin or it wasn’t that much paper during the first couple attempts.  You may noticed that as you added more paper it got harder for you tear.  If you take the larger bunch of paper write the word sin on it and let it sit in a pan of water and come back in couple of minutes.  Just like us we think that we have little sins when the paper was easy to tear and then we think we have big sins when we added to the pile and couldn’t tear.  The example that I wanted to leave with you is first don’t think of sin as being a little sin or look at sin being a big sin.   (In other words there is no such thing as a little sin or big sin in the eyes of God)  The book of James tell us or better yet what we should share:  It is a good thing to stay away from a life of sin.  All of us sin; yes; but when we do, we can ask God for forgiveness.  On our own its not easy to break a pattern of sin, but when we’re soaked in the power of the Holy Spirit, and bathed in the love of friends and family, we can break through our sin nature in Jesus name.
No longer bound to sin is my prayer and confession for today and until I meet Him!
BLESSINGS!
 
 
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