Community 

Friendly community, Brotherly love, Humble fellowship and Communal life..

Through obedient God will do the writing of our true destiny only for His glory. He called us to live not alone but much more so within a community, where we can pour life and love into each other and enoucarge each other daily going through this life’s rollercoasters and keep each other focused on God’s face so we don’t miss the mark instead stay grounded in word of God our true shepherd..

We can drift and ride it out alone on our own, but remember we are all gifted in many different ways and we are to use these gifts collectively to be even more fruitful, we are all made to use our natural and spiritual gifts. To love God and each other as He loves us for His glory.
The book of Acts chapter 2 is an awesome testimony

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He is much more than you know, still?

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Mark (1: 1-5)
 
The minute we are only focused on Jesus’ second part of His incarnation as the son of man; we humiliate Him and insult Him and belittle Him, it is easy to do when we get stuck and caught up in the routine of our Faith and the demands of our ministry.. It is easy to just focus on Jesus as a person and the main character of the New Testament.
 
John the Baptist was called to prepare the way to the King of Kings, Jesus is a lot more than just Jesus Christ of Nazareth! He is Emmanuel and Lord of Lords who took the hit square on and full blow in our behalf He is our intercessor who filled the gap between us and our God.
Every time I visit the river Jordan it hits me how badly we fail in recognizing who Jesus truly is, and vividly we worship His one character not His full attribute as a God and Man, we forget His Holiness, I remember His gentle and humble heart and His mightiest as a God the creator of this universe, I remember to gather myself and worship Jesus much more than just a Human..But more as a merciful and redeemer God.
 
Who does your heart hard pursues, the son of God or the son of man or both?
He is much more than you know, still?

God’s Terms Of Peace

We must reach to terms of peace with God outside the walls of His courtroom.. and there is one DOOR we need to OPEN before it is no longer allowed..

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”1 Timothy 2:5

#Termsofpeace #Jesusatthedoor #Hisgrace

More than ever before..

I need the Fear of the Father in my daily walk..
 
A real strong reminder to me, “Raw and Radical” some might say, but it tugs at my heart to the core to activate this Fear of the Father and His Holy Fruits during every second that the Father will grant me to live. Now more than ever before
 
The Fruits of the Spirit, the truth of the Word of God is this – The Fruits of Holy Spirit are for ALL believers to grab, yet they get ignored, replaced and misplaced daily; because instead of depending on the impact they are designed to make into our hard pursuit after God’s heart; we count on our own natural strength, ego and mighty pride to lead our ways and we badly fail, get disappointed and discouraged and the enemy wins, steeling our identity and steering our path away from the fear of God to the spirit of fear of man..
 
Then we live to glorify ourselves and discount the glory of God that we are called to declare and share with ALL, every tribe and every nation regardless.. and free of judgement and free of prejudice.. We fail badly when we judge what we do not know and reject it because it is simply just different, different from our perceived and accepted image, culture and character..
 
The Lord left us to bring us another advocate to restore our identity and steer our path toward the fear of God -specially when no one is watching- and retreat from the spirit of fear of man..
 
Not until and unless we esteem Him and give Him reverence and Worship Him in Spirit and Truth, then He will seek us and impart His blessings into our pursuit to His Glory for His glory and coming Kingdom..for He promised us that He is coming quickly.
 
Galatians (5:22-23)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
 
John (16:7-8)
7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper [Holy Spirit] will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

Joshua

Are you now living a life similar to Joshua’s first hours of his calling to lead his people into the holy land?

Joshua a young man just watched his Rabbi and prophet Moses saying goodbye, then even more Moses just left him with thousands of Israelite who traveled hundreds of miles and lived for 40 years in the wilderness preparing to enter the promised land, and become holy people and God’s army, before entering the Holy land ready for God’s war.

Just imagine that you are literally there right now on the east bank of the Jordan river watching this chaos, do a 360 panoramic view, what you see is what the inexperience Joshua saw, he was filled with fear, doubts and not knowing what to do, still had to protect, lead, supply and obey the commands of God to move forward, be courageous and strong enough to go to war and fight..Then the Lord used this scripture to remind him and make him laser focused on (who God is, the mission ahead and who he is in the order of the relationship).

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, ESV).

How often we become surrounded with the same chaos, with too many unknowns and filled with fears. But yet, God keeps reminding us to be like Joshua not Jonah..

Supernatural vs Natural

Praying and asking for supernatural revelation, but instead trusting the natural “Flesh”.
How many times (this is me) we pray and ask for certain miracles of healings, hopes, wishes and dreams to happen, but instead trusting and believing the Word of God which promises us that God our Father will supply what is good at the right time, even the strong in Faith and fellowship among us have the tendency to shift the core values of their Faith by depending on the lies of the enemy and believing that God is not strong enough, too busy to listen, so overwhelmed to care enough or what they are praying and asking for it is much bigger than God almighty and it is too hard for Him to handle.
The tests, the tries and the trainings of our Faith are all designed by God to make us —with time- more stronger and more useful for His Kingdom and if we have to go to the wilderness once again to be purified once again and regroup so be it..But the undeniable Attributes of God still are and will never change true regardless if we believe them to be true or not; God is always all powerful, all presence and all knowing.
Lord, my prayers are when the real test hits we can pray asking Your Holy Spirit for His Divine decrement to stay steadfast in Your Faith and fight the good fight while pursuing hard your heart. In Jesus name, I pray.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
“28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind,e he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 15:28-31)
Jesus said13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 (ESV)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6 ESV)

What God might Say?

Aloud voice crying out in the streets looking for someone to hear what the Lord has to say, though after the He has saved them and restored their households they blew their trumpets declaring and calling out a war against Him; the Lord looked but there was no good men there was not one righteous intercessor..instead all has grabbed hold to sin and rejected Him and turned their back to Him, intentionally sabotaging His good deeds and belittling His identity’s fruits in their lives..

Human-beings by nature we gravitate toward peoples who we believe enough in them to go to war with us and they believe enough in us to go to war with them.

Imagine what God our Father might say —After He prepared us for His army by many ways, and conditions, through various tribulations, calamities, setbacks and extreme hardships- to come out of it all restored, pure and our hearts are white as snow, feeling much joyful, our trust and faith much stronger. He sees what is in our hearts and He knows our intentions..

What just might He say?

If we deny Him, His Love, grace and mercy, if we become ungrounded, rooted instead in this life over His glory, forgetting His long history of long list of the lifetime Blessings that He has imparted into our lives? And not only so but more so ignoring and rejecting Him as our only God, our Father and our only King.

As a parent dealing with my children’s ups and downs I can only feel what He feels and it can be joyful and rewarding or stressful, crushing to my soul, wildly painful and radically miserable..

God did not send Moses to Pharaoh to ask him saying “Let my people go” so they can go back to the promised land, no God asked Moses to bring them out of Egypt to the wilderness so He can meet them as their only One true living God and savor and prepare them for war and transform them to be holy people complete in Him before they go into the Holy land. God always looking for ways to help us be prepared and ready for war and be complete in him to be in his image pointing people back Him to be saved before the end of times. God wants us to be like Him and in His image in our acts whenever we encounter peoples and look at them through the eyes of love, redemption and grace, Not judgment, condemnation and disgrace..

Think about this for a second, I assure you it will transform your life, to live it in a way that you will see yourself and your fellowship with God our Father much deeper, much closer, it will offer the path to a greater bond which no one or anything can break out for eternity..

(Jeremiah 2:27-28)
27 who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to me,
and not their face.
But in the time of their trouble they say,
‘Arise and save us!’
28 But where are your gods
that you made for yourself?
Let them arise, if they can save you,
in your time of trouble;
for as many as your cities
are your gods, O Judah.

(Jeremiah 4:19-22)
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain!
Oh the walls of my heart!
My heart is beating wildly;
I cannot keep silent,
for I hear the sound of the trumpet,
the alarm of war.
20 Crash follows hard on crash;
the whole land is laid waste.
Suddenly my tents are laid waste,
my curtains in a moment.
21 How long must I see the standard
and hear the sound of the trumpet?

22 “For my people are foolish;
they know me not;
they are stupid children;
they have no understanding.
They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!
But how to do good they know not.”

(Jeremiah 5:31)
-but what will you do when the end comes?