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A great way to start the day…

Today and beyond may  the  breakthrough of how did it happen, the miracle of that is not possible, the favour that ridicules labour, answers from God that surpasses human imagination and expectations,  Glory that swallows shame, drastic positive change of condition that brings confusion, and controversy, the acceleration that can not be stopped, the prosperity that is  beyond explanation, the joy that brings sorrow to the  enemy, the transformation that produces congratulation and celebration, locate you and your family in the mighty name of Jesus.  Amen Good morning & have a blessed day

Faith? Hope and Love… Those are THE ways to live successfully…

Read this and “Faith it”

THE NEED for Faith. Yes, GOD’s Word dwell on promises, BUT there is a key part we must play.

Remember Genesis 3:13b-19?

“To Eve God said: “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.

Your desire will be for your husband,

and he will rule over you.”

To Adam HE said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;

through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.

It will produce thorns and thistles for you,

and you will eat the plants of the field.

By the sweat of your brow

you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you were created and to dust you will return.”

So we are destined to labour and toil, we must ‘earn our bread’, so to speak. Even this was and is stated in the latter part of the NT “Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone…”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

We realize that as Man, it has been shown by The LORD Jesus , that we can refute and rebuke sin. I will point out that Jesus came horrendously close to death after His fast. We have shared how he was taken to the tip of the temple and asked to jump. So many things are hidden in The Word that at the surface are missed. Look at this. IF Christ had said “Yes, Satan knows The Word, I will just show him so that he can go and let me be!” Yours and my part would be sealed for eternity. Pride! Thee example here was pride. His answer was..”The Word says…” Many lessons here, The Word ALWAYS pointed out which way HE was to go! We have a path, that has been taken by a Human like us! Yes, Spiritually HE was a part of GOD, but physically HE was like unto us!

The 3 temptations hold so much teaching! And we have so much to learn from them. Pray and read them again, Jesus’ answers, just like ours should be.

We cannot forget that at each moment there was an audience! Both sides of The bench watched in anticipation at what would occur.

As we shared prior, Jesus never shared what HE went through in those 40 days and nights. We must ask, just what? But be comforted to know that HE did it for us. In support of my statement above, when it was all done, Angels from Heaven came and ministered to HIM. “Then the devil left HIM, and angels came and attended HIM.” Matthew 4:11

Just what did they minister to? Were there cuts, scrapes, bruises, wounds? We do not know, but are led to read, hear and know what an example this was. Jesus, our LORD and Savior brought so much into being!!!

Pray for what you want/need first, before you read.

Say “I believe that my promises are true and I claim them in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Then be silent, and trust in God who never fails!!! A rip roaring Hallelujah!!!

Let us pray and ‘Faith’ together. “For where 2 or 3 are gathered in His name HE is here in our midst.” I am aware of there being “covens” in the underworld and I read of meeting in the absence of physical bodies.

As discussed in our sharing, there is “Me,” and there is The body.

When you say “I,” the “I” that you speak of is the “I” made in the image of God – The Father. Our bodies are only vessels of the Spirit within us, Amen

The reason I share this is even though we Mau not be aware, prayer chains, phone fellowshup, even mail, email are all ways that we communicate. We can step it up a notch by The Grace of our Father. Meet in The Spirit to give Glory to His name in Jesus’ name, Amen

(1) You will find favor with someone you dont expect………Amen.

(2) You will be too relevant to be ignored………….Amen.

(3) You will encounter GOD and will never remain the same……….Amen.

(4) The grace for completion will come on you, you shall be blessed till the blessed call you blessed………..Amen.

(5) The hand that will send this message to others shall not labor in vain………Amen.

(6) ALL your needs shall be met by God’s ENDLESS riches in Glory. We have a Father that is radiant and fulfills ALL our needs…Amen

(7) What we decree here on Earth is ESTABLISED in Heaven!…Amen

(8) The mouth saying ”Amen” to this prayer shall laugh forever………Amen.

Folks” I received this and was led to add. We MUST learn to speak to The Father and His Son, The All Mighty Jesus without ceasing or season. There is never a time where or when we should be without prayer. Yes, the promises here are for “faithers.” A term I coined recently.

If in faith you receive the plentios blessings that have been poured out. By The AWESOME grace of The Father, by the sacrifice of HIS Son and The Spirit within us speaking with The Father on our behalf with sighs and groans so deep, presenting our needs and wants to The Father on our behalf.

Pray in faith AND you will recieve. ALL you Faithed for. Be blessed and as you faith (believing into existence, that which is currently NOT, but will be!!! Hebrews 11:1 -I quote “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”)

Amazingly, this was sent with good tidings and great hope. If you are led share, if you want to cherish it, Amen.

In faith I say Very Very soon, GOD is going to do a miracle and lift u up by and in His grace to His GLORY, Amen

Let your light SO shine before men, that the blessed WILL call you Blessed, Amen

Remember soon and very soon we are going to see our King. A lot of times, there is a question of “when?”

“‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’”

2 Peter 3:8-9

We are having a sermon! I will stop. Recieve as you believe in Jesus’ name, Amen

Jus’ ask!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

James 1:5

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh. findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Matthew 7:7,8

“The one thing I ask of the LORD—

the thing I seek most—

is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,

delighting in the LORD’s perfections

and meditating in his Temple.”

Psalm 27:4

What we truly ask, we seek! What we need, we find. Lacking sugar, salt, a necessary condiment, we ask a neighbour. Haven’t you heard them yell/scream? Or is all in Love done? How much more when we want, we seek, when we need, we find! If we are blessed to know that we are asking The Creator of Heaven and earth. I should say, the galaxies! We find order where there was once disorder, essence where it was not.

It blows your mind!!! ALL is in order. The planet’s orbit around the Sun. We are at such a distance that the rays reach and warm, but do not burn. We were placed here. Created to do HIS will. We were to tend over Earrth and it’s fullness. In obeying HIS will we would have been fed from the tree of Life! Adam would still be here! Angels are created to serve God for eternity.

We have pointed out that Lucifer In his beauty and magnificence was known by Jesus when he appeared after His fast. The temptations are a Great lesson. Each of them – growing in stature as they went on. First, Jesus half starved, tempted to turn stone to bread. Think about it! 40 days without eating and/or drinking! The horrors! And be asked simply to turn stone to bread! We are met with temptation daily. How do we respond? If Satan had set a table, would Jesus have fallen? A keen question to ask. BUT, how would the table have been set? The profound food on the platter would have been tempting enough, BUT what made this AWESOME in its lesson. Satan wanted Jesus to do all the work. As shared, there was an audience in the Spiritual realm. Think about it! We all have a guardian angel as has been promised.

There was a Spiritual audience. In fasting Jesus was tempted, HE underwent such trials and tribulations that even He could not share. He want about preaching but kept the occurrences in HIS Spirit Hallelujah! With the audience comes the fact that ‘watchers’ when all was said and done stepped into the physical realm and ministered to HIM. “Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”

Matthew 4:11

This gives a definite idea of the fact that we are on a stage, observed and affected or effecting every move we make.

To further point this out; before the agony of the cross; Jesus who knew what was to come asked His Father if the cup could be passed over Him. He sweat drops of blood – Hematidrosis.

“Also in the garden of Gethsemane in

Luke 22, the Bible describes how an angel — who traditionally has been identified as Archangel Chamuel — met Jesus there to comfort and encourage him for the challenge ahead.”

We are on a stage acting each moment to the pleasure and pride of opposing sides.

No matter what we do, we are living and acting out our emotions. Will you not place them where the promise is greater. Even if you have all here, what do you take to the next place you will be? As we see, deceased people do not carry their wealth. Let me be pesky for a second. Where are they?

At this point we share a few verses on rewards for out Labour’s:

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.”

Colossians 3:23-25

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 7:12

“Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.”

Proverbs 22:8

“So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.”

James 2:12

To be one of us! To step way down AND to be blessed! C’mon! If we lose a ‘job’, we freak out! He willingly stepped WAY down. Imagine, if it was an Angel…would they have made it though? Just sayin’! There is a limit to all, except…. Drum roll please… God! Jus’ sayin’

God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.

– 1 Corinthians 12:6

And we read further:

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,a and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Unity and Diversity in the Body

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized byc one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

At times it must grieve The LORD when we stand in judgement of others! Well not ‘judgement’ but ‘welled up emotional expressions.’ Ephesians 4:26 says “26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” And we might have heard “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Matthew 7:1-3

Wow! This is fast becoming a learning treat, Praise GOD!!!

Many are called, few are chosen! Do you want to be among “The chosen?”

In some ways, I can say “Yup! That’s easy.” Is it? We are all one body. Each with their calling and drive. To each is given their strengths. Eyes, thank you for seeing. Hands can do their work because of you! Hands, thanks for working all, carving hammering, cooking, sewing, wiping tears, hugging…with the help of arms! Feet thank you for carrying me where I need to go, for giving me laughter when tickled, the strength in you is brought on by the muscles that are protected by the skin! The nose that breathe, the lung that filter, the heart that beats! Center of it all with the brain that thinks, we touch on thanks to emotions. Our rejoicing in The LORD, our crying before HIM!!! Alleluia!!! The veins and Areteries carry the much precious blood to all organs, extremities… Thank you bladder, for getting rid of what the body has no need of.  Thank you innards for processing, absorbing – another center of our being!

We can look at it and see, knowing that each part has its unique function – Hallelujah! When we look unto Heaven, so be it. Ministering angels, Praising angels, Guiding angels, Messenger angels…it goes on. My little challenge today is as you are reading, listening to, or even being shared with – ask, how many different types of angels there are.

As I said, this is fast becoming a learning share, even for me. To round it off, I will point out that we each have our part to play! Prayer warriors, lift us up before our Father in Heaven. We shall all bow before HIS excellence! At the name of JESUS every knee shall bow and every tongue confess Hallelujah JESUS Christ is LORD!!! In realization cometh blessing. In receiving HIM into your heart, The Spirit rejoices!!! Our “Tongue” speakers, your focus is on The LORD our All.

Each part has a role… As we are led in our directions, remember to fellowship. One with another to build the body up! Amen!!!

In fact, the “presence” of angels in their GLORY given states is the glow. “While shepherds watched their flocks by night, the Angel of The LORD came down, and GLORY shone around!” As humans, we DO NOTworship angels, they in Heavenly places are creations of our Father. Just as we are, on that end, when we see them with GOD’s GLORY shining in and on them. We are smitten!

In reading the word; Abraham observed two men from a distance, before … They must have seemed “Royal”, in Genesis 18:1-6, it says “The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,a do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.”

“Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahsb of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.”

These were “beings” sent by God. It does not say if they were royalty, but Abrahm bowed before them. Again giving respect where respect is due.

In reviewing my words, it was stressed that I ensure that it is “stated” that man does not worship angels. I agree! Jesus, a humble human in the flesh knew who Satan was in all his glory. Satan on the other hand stated that he would give Jesus a seat on high on the earth. There are so many lessons from this.

1. Satan is The father of all lies. What he said, IF Jesus had fallen for it, he may never deliver what he ‘said’ he would deliver.

2. It shows who at this time is in possession of the wealth of the world.

3. There was an ‘audience’, unseen to the human eye. But, meditate on this; would the ‘ruler’ of this earth, be in a situation where he was alone? Though Jesus did not share it; so much happened in His period of fasting. Much as we have a Spiritual audience now. How much more The Son of GOD All Mighty who shed his title and stepped down from His position and status on High, to become human. Not a ruler, but the step son of a carpenter! “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” Genesis 6:38

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery  to be equal with God.” The Son of God sought nothing higher of greater; because He was already in the form of God; because He was equal with Him, for He was God. Because He announced Himself to be “equal with His Father are one,” thus making Himself God, the Jews tried to kill Him– John 5:18 and 10:30-33. Therefore when He came to the earth, He was not grasping after something; for He already possessed everything. Literally,  “He esteemed not equality with God a thing to be seized with a hook;” but He

1.  “Made Himself of no reputation.”  This is the first solemn step downward. That is, He  “emptied Himself.”  All things were created by Him and for Him; by the emptied Himself of His strength, saying, “The Son can do nothing of Himself” — John 5:19.  “He was crucified thru weakness” — 2 Cor. 13:4. He emptied Himself of His wealth, saying,  “The Son of Man hath not where to lay His head” — Matt. 8:20. Throughout the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus is called “the Son of Man” almost invariably, because He “made Himself of no reputation” as to His Deity. This emptying is expressed in Paul’s words. “Tho He was rich, Yet for your sakes He became poor, that thru His poverty, Ye might become rich” — 2 Cor. 8:9. He was rich in power and honor and place and ownership and holiness, but He voluntarily emptied Himself of it all for the sake of mankind.

Therefore He

2. “took upon Him the form of a servant.” This is simply unthinkable. How could the high and holy Son of God, in debt to no one, not even to His Father, and needing nothing — how could He take a slave’s place and form? What an exchange! The holy Son of the most high God volunteered to exchange  “the form of God” for the “form of a servant.” Reader, do you grasp it? The Sovereign of the universe stepped from the loftiest place of absolute authority and power down to the low, menial place of slave.

3.  “And was made in the likeness of men.”  If our Lord had taken on the form of a servant simply as the Son of God, His condescension would not have seemed so wonderful. If He had remained in heaven and served His Father and the Holy Spirit only, we might not marvel; but He became man. He took upon Him human flesh. He who fills immensity, assumed the limitations of a human body. It is simply an incomprehensible wonder. An elephant  could never condense himself so as to occupy a thimble; but the eternal Son of God could clothe Himself with a man’s body.

It goes on. Let is stop here, be blessed.

We add to our jus’ sayin’

We just shared that we have a ‘jealous God.’ Someone or something has what He rightfully should have! So many times our wants and desires are focused on various things. We want and need we turn to focus on that which we believe holds promise. This is what it means that we are blessed with a jealous God. Have we ever heard the words “Mine, mine, mine”?

They are uttered by an individual that sees something that is truly theirs or that they want.

We have a jealous God because we were created for a purpose and at times wander off in search of… Just where did I get the notion?

In Exodus 20:5, it is not that God is jealous or envious because someone has something He wants or needs. Exodus 20:4-5 says, “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God…” Notice that God is jealous when someone gives to another something that rightly belongs to Him.

He is also hurt when we turn from Him. He and He alone has supplied all our needs according to His endless Riches in Glory. We sing “Gloria” and do not understand its far reaching meaning.

glo·ry

ˈɡlôrē/ a noun

1. High renown or honor won by notable achievements.

“to fight and die for the glory of one’s nation”

synonyms:renown, fame, prestige, honor, distinction, kudos, eminence, acclaim, praise; More

2. Magnificence or great beauty.

“the train has been restored to all its former glory”

synonyms:magnificence, splendor, resplendence, grandeur, majesty, greatness, nobility.

It can also be used as a verb

1. Take great pride or pleasure in.

“they were individuals who gloried in their independence”

synonyms:take pleasure in, revel in, rejoice in, delight in; relish, savor; congratulate oneself on, be proud of, boast about, bask in; informalget a kick out of, get a thrill out of

“we gloried in our independence”

We serve a ‘Jealous’ God, understandably so. As was pointed out above, we search for and give glory to things that are products of our hands!

One does not need to point out what we need to focus on. Be blessed.

Today and beyond may  the  breakthrough of how did it happen, the miracle of that is not possible, the favour that ridicules labour, answers from God that surpasses human imagination and expectations,  Glory that swallows shame, drastic positive change of condition that brings confusion, and controversy, the acceleration that can not be stopped, the prosperity that is  beyond explanation, the joy that brings sorrow to the  enemy, the transformation that produces congratulation and celebration, locate you and your family in the mighty name of Jesus.  Amen Good morning & have a blessed week!

Sometimes we ask, and do not know how;

“We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And HE who searches our hearts knows the mind of The Spirit, because The Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with The will of God.” Romans 8:27

This says so very much. Do you have a worry? Take it to The LORD in prayer! HE will shield and rest you, just take it to The LORD in prayer!

In those worries and our weakness, “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love him, who have been called according to HIS purpose.” Romans 8:28

For we realizing Heavenly Grace and blessings poured out, we know that in our “constrained world with limits” we can say and know that “Thee O LORD, have examined our hearts and know everything about us.” Amen

– Psalms 139:1

In praising God for another day, let us walk closer to Him and allow our lives to be a point of light. A testimony of His All Mighty Power! Amen.

Today and beyond may  the  breakthrough of how did it happen, the miracle of that is not possible, the favour that ridicules labour, answers from God that surpasses human imagination and expectations,  Glory that swallows shame, drastic positive change of condition that brings confusion, and controversy, the acceleration that can not be stopped, the prosperity that is  beyond explanation, the joy that brings sorrow to the  enemy, the transformation that produces congratulation and celebration, locate you and your family in the mighty name of Jesus.  Amen Good morning & have a blessed day

We can quote/repeat testimonies of GOD’s most awesome power. We say Alleluia! When we hear of HIS majesty. Praise The LORD!!! Let us magnify HIM in praise! We have a King who never sleeps or slumbers, Amen

Praise ye the LORD. Praise! O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.

Blessed be The name of the LORD from this time forth in our lives and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised.

The LORD is high above all nations, and HIS glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the LORD our God among the stars, who is like unto Thee, Glorious and to be praised. Fearful in wonder, we lay before Thee in frank wonder at all You have done. Father, that You do! In Your fields we receive fullness. Our delight is in You who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in Heaven, and in the Earth!

We have faith and He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That HE may set him with princes, even with the princes of HIS people. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD. A resounding HALLELUJAH!!!

Psalm 113:1-9 (Paraphrased)

A hunger? Love!

Thoes who thirst after Him shall be filled, Amen

That empty space in you cannot be filled with anything ‘clinical’, we search for love (small “L”) in others. Fulfillment in career. Satisfaction in career, fullness in travel, we have interests, activities that temporarily give us a high.

What do we look for??? And why? We were all born with a need for passion!

Some find it in sports: jumping out of planes, flying planes, jets, climbing mountains, sprinting, lifting weights, aerobics, even video games. I have to say HALLELUJAH! We were all born with a need, a hunger… Even those who find comfort in being ‘withdrawn’ and enjoy ‘singleness’; we were all created for a purpose.

We spoke and shared earlier about seeking what we were created for. I have been led to point out that the first and foremost thing we were created for, was to place our all into the Hands of HIM who created us.

I have to state ‘medical knowledge’ at this point. Adrenaline junkies, epinephrine ‘rush’ seekers. Why? This was placed in and on my Spirit to share.

We all look for a sense of completion, of ‘wholeness.’ Some may find this temporarily in another, there comes a yearning for more. At this time I will suggest that minors be excluded from the discourse.

Let me break this all the way down. We get down and dirty here.

1. Cheating! Why? I ask again Why? You have, yet you look elsewhere! That is someone else’s. Even if they are not married he/she is another’s. You made your decision. It might not have been correct, but you made your decision! Ok, let’s wax biblical for a second. All things work together for good, to them who Love God and are called according to HIS purpose! Amen

The initial decision might have been wrong, oh! So wrong! We were created for a purpose! What is that purpose? To know God and learn to depend 100% in and on Him, Amen

This gets even deeper. What are you looking for? A rush, a high? A ‘feel good? Let me point this out: What is wrong with your initial decision?

Got too fat? Is out of shape? Let me ask: what have you done about it? Gone for walks? Worked out together? Even gone to the gym together? Some might say “This guy is crazy!!!” Crazy, YES!!! Not Looney! But crazy for The LORD!!! HALLELUJAH!!!

Ok ok ok! So, responsibilities rule in The home! Groceries, kids, school, homework, cleaning, cooking, organizing, work, assignments, responsibilities… An endless list. What have you done? Havecyoi chipped in? Look, look at your partner closely, real close! Now, let me offer a challenge. Give your partner 24 hours off and YOU do the work they do. Get your hiney off the couch! Yes, it might have been an ‘incredibly’ hectic day at work! Yes! Did YOU share it? Other party, Did YOU listen?

What changes/differences can you make? I have to ask. What can you do? Remember, we are talking about your decision. Remember, I asked you to deal with your stressors at work and take on the responsibilities at home for 24 hours. Cam you do it? You may call me crazy! But that is what your decided partner does DAILY!

Where can you make a difference? Let me point something out. IF you lovelies and your significant other loves children, speak to the gym, start a volunteer nursery at the gym and live your dream! There are so many things I can suggest along these lines. A stroller, a double stroller? When was the last time you went for a walk with your partner? Spent time?

OK! Let me point something out. What are your partners likes? What turnscthem on? What turned you on about them? Have you asked this? What have you done to enhance this quality. We will NOT go into details, but think on this. What made you fall in Love?

We have spoken about the qualities of Love. We have 1 Corinthians 13’d it till we are blue in the face. Let us take a look at it again!

Charity suffereth long, in all we should be patient and willing to tolerate the ‘lack’ in another. How have we striven to correct it? Again DO NOT BE JUDGEMENTAL! Rather, try to accept things for what and how they are and strive to improve!

Love is kind! What is the definition of kind? Do we have Love? Kindness is defined as giving to others as we expect things to be given to us! Did you read that? Do unto your other half what you would want your other half to do unto you! A man and woman will leave their parents house and become one! One!!! You I am sure you have heard that before. Gym rats! Would you work-out one side of your body and ignore the other?

Frankly, it becomes so clear. But, I admit that I have been led to continue. Now, I will confess that I have made mistakes. Too many to name. At times, I wondered why I was allowed to return from my coma! In my experience, before I awoke from my ‘dream’ I said In my ‘dream’ that I would share what I had seen. Each day by The Grace of God, I have the ability to share. This I guess is part of that sharing.

There is so much about our lives that could and should be different, Amen. The decision, the very decision is ours. We are allowed to make decisions. Each one we will give account of. I could delve into this, but will leave that for another time. The main reason I mentioned that was to point out that I am here for a reason. The many mistakes I made, I am here to ask\advise you not to make.

Back to what we were discussing. How do you ensure that the same passion that you brought into the union is still there? In actuality, it should not be the same. We should grown in Love. Verse 12 says: When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became an adult in my actions and feelings (in Love), I put away childish things (feelings, emotions, self pity, regrets…)

Love envieth not. This means heavily on seeing what someone else has! As stated, that individual may not be ‘hitched’ yet, but by the grace and goodness of The Father, they will. Keep your eyes to and on your own thing!

Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, IF we find ourselves feeling prideful over others, curtail it!

Love rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; we are taught so many places what ‘truth’ is. When sinning (doing what in our Spirit is ‘wrong’) do we lie to ourselves about our acts?

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-9

So now faith, hope, and LOVE abide, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.

True leaders?

I was asked of I knew of Korah. I will admit that in my studies I had missed this, I was vaguely aware of what happened, but realize that it is the lesson that is shared which is of most importance. I went and read the account again and it served as a great site to share. I first had assumed that it was The Tribe of Korah that were swallowed alive, only to realize that it was an individual that raised himself up against Moses, the select of God.

We may be called, don’t run but rather embrace it with your whole body, Spirit; your whole self. Amen

The story of the rebellion of Korah is recorded in Numbers 16. The rebellion of Korah demonstrates the grim consequences of usurping the authority of God and of those whom He has chosen to be leaders of His people.

Korah was the oldest son of Izhar, who was the son of Kothath of the tribe of Levi. Korah, then, was of the same tribe as Moses and Aaron. He led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron, accusing them of exalting themselves above the congregation of the Lord (Numbers 16:1-3). Korah was not alone in his charge. He gathered 250 other men to challenge Moses’ authority as well: “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?” (Numbers 16:3).

Obviously, Korah thought that he could do a better job leading the people than Moses was doing. But by leading this revolt against God’s divinely appointed leaders, Korah was actually revolting against God (Numbers 16:11). Moses proposed a test to prove the source of his authority. Korah and his followers did not pass the test, and God opened up the earth and swallowed the rebels, their families, and all their possessions. Furthermore, “fire came out from the LORD” and consumed the other 250 men who were party to Korah’s rebellion. The rest of the Israelites were terrified and fled (Numbers 16:31-35).

The following day, instead of being convinced that God had vindicated Moses and Aaron, the congregation began complaining that they had “killed the LORD’s people.” For this act of rebellion, God threatened to destroy the whole congregation and sent a plague among them. However, Moses and Aaron interceded for the rebels and averted a complete catastrophe. In the end, 14,700 Israelites had died (Numbers 16:41-50).

Some 1,500 years later, Jude records a strong warning about such men who come into the church as false teachers, arrogating to themselves the authority of God and His Word: “Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion” (Jude 1:11, emphasis added). The characteristics of false teachers within the church include pride, selfishness, jealousy, greed, lust for power, and disregard for the will of God. Just like Korah, today’s false teachers disregard God’s plan and are insubordinate to God’s appointed authorities. Their end will be the same as Korah’s. Thus the warning: “Woe to them!”

To lead His people Israel, God had selected men of His own choosing. God had no interest in holding a popularity contest, collecting résumés, or letting someone appoint himself to the position of prophet, priest, or leader. Korah’s problem was not that he was unqualified, humanly speaking, for the position, but that he was arrogant, stiff-necked, and self-promoting. Korah, attempting to install himself as the leader, ironically claims that Moses “set [himself] above the LORD’s assembly.” It’s a classic case of the guilty person accusing someone else of his own misdeed. But God did not call Korah; He called Moses (Exodus 3-4). God calls whom He chooses and equips them for service.

God’s true leaders, the elders and pastors of the church who shepherd the flock with humility and care, have an accurate understanding of the Scriptures (see Malachi 3:18; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:10-11). Such men submit themselves in humble adoration of Christ and His lordship (see Matthew 16:16; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16). They recognize the truth of Jesus’ proclamation, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Most importantly, the true leaders of the church are called by God to their office. False teachers, on the other hand, are “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Matthew 7:15; cf. Acts 20:29) who choose the fate of Korah over the life of Christ.

Who was there?

Amazingly, I read the post crucifixion text and it is full of message. Where to start orchard to figure, but let us dive in. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Luke 24:6-44

Where to start? We have a LORD that is all we need, Amen

When HE appeared to the men who were travelling HE shared with them, but there eyes were not opened

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