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Prayer warriors needed to fight the good fight 

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
(1 Timothy 6:12)

We have all been placed here for a specific reason. We all have a specific role to play and a specific fight we need to fight for our creator. Each one of us has a story. Some are simple, some are hard, some are very complex.  
What we all have in common is no matter what our stories are, no matter what struggles we face, we all have the same fight. Yours may be more specific than mine, mine may be more specific than the person sitting next to me on this train, but we all have the same fight.
Our fight is a spiritual fight.

It’s is a fight for our faith.

It’s a fight for acceptance.

It is a fight for hope.

It is a fight for our eternal salvation.
Regardless of our backgrounds. Regardless of our hardships, the fight of faith is one in the same.  
We were chosen to be Gods people.

We were chosen to be his prayer warriors.

We were chosen to spread his word.

We were chosen to defend him against the enemy.
Fighting the enemy could be tiresome.

He comes from Many angles.

He uses different pathways to deter not only your blessing but your faith in God.

He attacks us using our loved ones.

He attacks us using our colleagues:

He attacks us using random strangers.

He attacks us with illness.

He attacks us with stress.

He attacks us with uncertainty.

He attacks us by filling us with doubt.
Our faith is what can help us with this battle. We all have a pivotal role in this celestial fight for our eternity. Are you willing and able to pick up your arms (spiritual) and fight the good fight?

Are you going to continue to fast, continue to pray, continue to praise even during the hardship?  
Job lost it all, was tested, over came his circumstance and in the end was blessed.

As parents, nothing hurts us more than seeing our children in anguish, pain and torment. As I am writing this, I have an uncle who’s son (my cousin) is in a hospital because he was found unresponsive in his room. Several exams were done to see where the problem lies. My aunt and my uncle are desperate in need of prayers. 
We will fight this food fight with you for your son. We will take up our coats of arms, we will hold our shields, we will gather our swords and we will fight this good fight with you.
My grandmother told my uncle, ” he was chosen by God to do his work and that everything he is going through is the battle that he will face against the devil.”

God chose his son for his specific battle. He God will lift him up from this circumstance.
My young cousin maybe unresponsive right now. But I know deep down he is fighting. This poor young child…. whom has been through a lot in his life, please feel our prayers, please feel our thoughts, please feel our words, listen to the voice of God. Follow his lead little one, he will direct you, he will guide you, he will help you in this fight.  
I am praying for you little champ. 

You will come or victorious in Jesus name. 

The lord will guide your doctors to reveal the nature to your current mysterious circumstances. God has he answers and in time will provide. While we wait I will pray. While we wait I ask for prayers. While you fight, we will fight with you. 
Father God I ask you to cover your hands over my cousin and bring forth healing. I ask you to wake him from this nightmare. I am asking for healing and liberation in your name for this child. May he be liberated from the demons holding him down. I ask for strength for my aunt, uncle and family as they face this battle of the unknown. I ask for guidance, patience while awaiting diagnostics, I ask again for healing. I ask that anyone reading this can unite with my family in prayers. May the Holy Spirit move so that we can provide strength and liberation for my family. Lord your will, will be done. Amen.

 

 

 

Receive Power of the Holy Spirit. 

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…”
(Acts 1:8, NKJV) 

Receive Power of the Holy Spirit. 

The Holy Spirit is essential in our Christian walk. Once we have received the Holy Spirit we shall be empowered by God. Now I’m not talking about the pinky and the brain I am going to take over the world empowerment. Being empowered by god is being provided wisdom when you lacked wisdom on a given subject. Being empowered means having courage when you fear. Being empowered by god means coming out of your comfort zone and take on a new role for his glory. 
God strengthens us, he equips us with everything we need to move on to the next task he has for us.

Remember your victory is his victory. The scripture tells us that when Jesus ascended to heaven he told his disciples that he was sending his comforter. Who was that? The Holy Spirit of course .

The Holy Spirit doesn’t just comfort us, the bills Spirit I s our counselor, teacher 

And our strength. The Holy Spirit provided for us. In order to receive the power and greatness god had in store for you, one needs to open your heart, open your mind, open your eyes, open your would and be ready to receive.
I challenge you today. 

Receive gods power. 

I challenge you.

Open your heart.

Open your eyes.

Open your mind.

Be ready to receive.

Invite the Holy Spirit and be willing and ready to be filled with gods power and glory.
Let the Holy Spirit do his works in you.

Read the Bible, as you read, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you.

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal gods plan.

Invite him in.

Open the door.

Be ready to be equipped by the Holy Spirit.
I challenge you today.
Do you accept?
Pray with me.

Father God I want to be empowered by you. I want to feel the warmth of your spirit. I want to be equipes by you. I want to be used in your glory. God help me open my eyes to be able to see your wonder. God help me open my ears to be able to hear the call of the Holy Spirit. God help me open my mind so that doubt doesn’t pass my mind and I can accept your power. God open my heart for I want to be filled with your glory. Lord use me any way you seem fit using the Holy Spirit. I am willing, able and ready to receive your Holy Spirit who will equip me in this walk with you. Amen

A Prayer for Today 

“Father, thank You for the Holy Spirit who is my helper in this life. I choose to open my heart to Your Word to receive power so that I can walk and live in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

A Levitical-kind-of-love

As Kingfishers Catch FireDay 3  •  1 of 2
This is Day3 of a three part series for a devotional that I read. It was deep it was amazing. I do not remember where I got this whether it was online or via email I copied and pasted it because i wanted to re read it. Above is the details of the author so that they may get full credit for this.

I posted the other two parts of this devotional yesterday and the previous day. I will though add a prayer at the end of the devotional and word from this amazing series. Enjoy.
Devotional

Love, Love, Love

If we’re honest, most of us consider Leviticus dry reading, the kind of reading to do if you’re having trouble falling asleep or you’re doing some kind of forced penance. But not so fast. There’s something going on in those pages, something stirring.
“No single word in Leviticus has been quoted more often or in so many different contexts than this imperative verb in Leviticus 19:18: love. The word is threaded all through the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures and embedded on nearly every page of the New Testament. Love as a verb is personal, relational, comprehensive. Love is the primary verb in our Scriptures as a whole and in our language still.”
The uber-popular phrase these days is “Love wins.” But the question must be posed, “What kind of love?” And that question must be asked because there is the love we have for our trucks and cars, the love we have for musicians and their ballads, the love for sports teams, movies, pets, tacos, and the list goes on, doesn’t it? So if love does indeed win, and let’s believe it does, then again, what kind?
A Levitical-kind-of-love, that’s what kind. The kind that is straightforward without pages and pages of qualifications and loopholes. The kind that is direct and to-the-point and unconcerned with what’s uber-popular or not these days. The kind that loves a neighbor like we love ourselves, period, end of discussion, whether we feel like it or not. That’s the kind of love that not only wins, but conquers all, forever and ever, amen.

And to think we thought Leviticus was boring.

Just do it. Love your neighbor as yourself.
After day 3 I found where I got this devotional from: Thanks for reading through Eugene’s YouVersion Reading Plan! 

Leviticus 19:18 KJV

KJV Listener’s Bible

    

                

18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

Father God thank you for loving us. I ask you for guidance in embracing the “A Levitical-kind-of-love”. To be able to fully love everyone and embrace that ability. I pray for you to open my heart to love with all my might, so that love wins, so that love may conquer. Amen.

Book Review: Isaiah 53 Explained By Mitch Glaser

Book Review: Isaiah 53 Explained By Mitch Glaser
Isaiah 53 – a chapter from the book of Isaiah in the bible from the Old Testament.
Before we get in to the book written by Mitch Glaser first let me answer who is Isaiah and why is important?
Isaiah is a biblical prophet. He is important because he prophesies many events in the bible that come to pass as well as to the coming of the Messiah.
Depending on what doctrine you practice your faith you may believe that He philosophized the coming of Jesus as the Messiah.
Depending on your practice you believe we are still waiting for the Messiah.
I believe that the one whom he prophetized about is Jesus.
I am not here to prove anything to anyone other than to Review this book, give my opinion and you can decide for yourself what you are to believe or not.
This book Isaiah 53 Explained was written by Mitch Glaser. Glaser is a Jew known as Messianic Jew because he now believes that Jesus Christ is the Messiah Isaiah wrote about in Isaiah 53.
This book gives his personal accounts to how he was showed that Jesus is the Messiah using the Old Testament.
this Chapter proved to him that the messiah prophetized in this Book is the Messiah the Christians speak of.
He goes back and forth references scriptures from both the Old and New testament and how they correlate one another.
He mentions that this book isn’t about converting anyone.
It is about showing the evidence, and letting the reader come to their own conclusion.
He starts the book by mentioning this book is not just for jews, but anyone willing to read this with an open mind and open heart. This book is meant for those seeking more, spiritually. To those seeking answers. To those whom want to find that missing puzzle that connects it all together.
Isiah 53 may just so happen to be that missing puzzle piece some people needed.
It is an easy read, with a lot of information with evidences from both OT & NT.
I suggest all to read, regardless of one’s faith.
I have been a believe that Christ is the Messiah my whole life. This Book explained in great depth some elements I did not see before. Whether you are a believer or not, I highly recommenced this book.
You choose for your self if the evidence is there or not.
I believe this author did an amazing job proving his theory.
The evidences are there.
Enjoy this book.
To get your self a copy of this book go to :

ALIVE

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
(John 10:10, NIV)
The enemy is like a thief, he comes to steal, kill and destroy. The enemy wants to steal your salvation, kill any blessings from Christ and destroy your future from joining Christ when the trumpets ring. He has a history of killing, destroying and stealing. He has in many cases destroyed ones faith. He has stolen our liberties by keeping us in bondage to our sins. He is slowly killing you by filling you with doubt, anger, depression, diseases, pain and suffering.
Jesus said that he has “come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” He wants you to live a full and abundant life. A full and abundant spiritual life while in the flesh. He wants to awaken our senses so we can connect directly with the father. We are not fully Alive without him.
So let me ask you…. are you alive? Have you been blessed by God and truly feel alive. Have you had your encounter with the savior to know how blessed you truly are!? I am alive and I am free because I believe in Jesus, his sacrifices his anointing made my freedom be!
I was blind, but now I see.
I was lost but he saved me.
I was in spiritual bondage, but his love, his blood and his mercy has set me free.
It was when I rekindled my relationship with Christ where I started feeling truly alive.
The enemy is a liar, A deceiver who will do anything, distort the truth, question your faith and steal your joy. Don’t let those seeds of doubt, depression and deception take root and take away your chance st truly being alive in Christ.
Give god thanks. Give God all the glory. He is the reason your alive. He can solve your problems do not listen to the enemy’s whispers, do not let him steal what God has already declared as yours.
Father this day and every day I thank you for my life. Not only for the life you have given me do I thank you for but for showing me what it is to be alive. Thank you for the strength love and knowledge you have given me to constantly defeat the enemies attempt to destabilize me. Thank you for providing the tools and resources not to him steal my love, my joy, my faith. Thank you for allowing me the knowledge and strength to stand up to the adversity of the enemy. He will not kill me now that I am alive. He will not bring me down. I declare in your name I will love an abundant life as you declares. You died for my, with your blood I am saved. Help me, guide me to continue in your walk. To remain in your grace, to continue to honor you so that in you I can stay Alive. Amen

Be full in HIM

Be full in him
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
(John 15:11, KJV)
Jesus was sent here to be our sacrificial lamb. We was the offering for our sins to be forgiven.
He left us with Joy, he wanted us to be filled in his joy. He wants his joy to remain in us, to be filled in us so we can not only be filled with his joy but in him.
His joy is meant to radiate through our pores. IT should be visible. As believers we should be overflowing with this love and joy he has left within us with every step we take. We are to be kind, humble, friendly, eager to serve, help one another. We should be full with his love and joy. We should want to do our best to walk his walk. We should be filled in his joy, being filled in his joy is being filled in him.
Do not allow circumstances to bring you to torment, pain and depression. That is not what being filled in him does. Do not let your circumstances take away your joy. Your circumstance should not define you. Being filled with God, should. Recenter your thinking, recenter your directions, recenter your focus, change your circumstances so that you can one again be filled with the joy of Jesus which he left with us.
You do not want sips of his joy, you want to quench your thirst, you want to be filled with his joy.
Take a step in faith. Trust in God with your circumstances, with your future, with your life. Once you do so you will see internal changes, your feelings will change, your thinking will change, your behavior will change and you will reap from what he has spoken. you will have his joy and be filled with it.
Father God I thank you for your Joy. I thank you for filling me with your Joy. In doing so I know your presence is within me. You are here, within me. Father God I ask that we do everything our power to never let this joy leave. This gift you provided, I want to savor it forever. Thank you for your loving grace. Thank you for your mercy and generosity. Thank you for your strength and power. Thank you for the Joy that over flows my heart. Thank you for your blessings.
Amen.

Temper

Lose The Temper
We tend to know folks whom have a short fuse.
We see it.
We walk on egg shells when we approach people with a short fuse.
Ones temper can be a hindrance to one’s blessing.
We need to find a way to recenter one’s self when we see that fuse about to go.
Extend your fuse, you can not have a short fuse and be at peace with one self.
It is like the proverb states:
Proverbs 14:17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated.
When we loose our temper, we act irate, we do things we do not necessary meant to do.
We need to control one’s temper.
Many loose their tempers without warrant. Any little thing and they spazz out.
Hence the notion of walking on Egg Shells is taken to account for these individuals.
In the NT there was one time where some claim where Jesus “lost it” sort to speak..
Jesus never had a short temper he never had reason for anyone to walk on eggshells the way people may do to you or I on a given subject close to the heart. He did have a moment where many have various interpretations of his reactions. My opinion, I think he did what was just, what I would have done (though I would’ve reacted more harsh, probably been stoned on the spot).
Some feel he acted violently.
Some feel he lost his temper.
Some feel he had no right.
I feel he acted as any other person would have if someone desecrated their home.
He is the direct son of God, the Temple is the House of God, as son of God, that is his home is it not?
His actions was due to one disrespecting / desecrating the house of the Lord.
I will leave you to decide on how you feel he reacted.
I will show you the scriptures, and you can see it for yourself.
Matthew 21:12-13 (New American Standard Bible)
12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were
buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money
changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”
Mark 11:15-18
15 Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began
to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and
overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who
were selling doves;
16 and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.
17 And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘ MY
HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS’? But you
have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”
18 The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how
to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was
astonished at His teaching.
Luke 19:45-47
45 Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,
46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,’ but you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and
the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy
Him,
John 2:13-16
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables.
15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the
temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the
money changers and overturned their tables;
16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.”
We should respect, valor, honor, have reverence in the house of the Lord. I would have reacted the same way if someone desecrated my fathers house, if someone was disrespectful, if gambling was done, if illegal businesses were being orchestrated. I get upset when I see someone doing something wrong in the house of the lord. It bothers me, hurts me.
Jesus did not hit, attack nor curse anyone. He overturned the tables of the offenses. He demanded them to leave. He drove them out.
He demanded respect for his father’s house. The land was sacred. Our temples are sacred.
He could’ve have done more, he could’ve done damage, he could have condemned them and killed them on the spot. He didn’t though. He turned the tables, He demanded that they leave. He did not hit them, he did not hurt them.
All in all Jesus led a life of being even – tempered during his ministry.
He held restraint.
During his accusations.
During temptation.
During his whipping.
During his persecution.
Proverbs 17:27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
Many times at church I get embarrassed when my two year old acts up. (I know, kids will be kids).
To me lack of reverence would be to sit there while the child screams, cries, makes a scene which in turns distracts others from the message. So I get up, grab my child, sit in the over flow room, where I can still hear the message and not be a distraction to others.
Reverence.
I also know they such acts can offend others.
‘Look at this lady, she can’t control this kid and is interrupting the service’.
Before it even gets to that I get up and I go.
Father God I ask you to guide me to lead me to a path of being even-tempered.
I ask you to extend my fuse so that I do not explode or cause harm on others.
I know that it is easier said than done.
I ask for your guidance to led me when things go astray.
For your to provide the words of wisdom, act in accordance to your will so that I do not act foolishly within the circumstance.
I ask for patience.
Amen.

​ The Damascus Way – Book Review


Capture

The Damascus Way
This is the third installment of the Acts of Faith Series.

The Acts of Faith series is a wonderful, mazing series that puts you in the middle of
what was going on during Jesus’ time and after His death and resurrection.
You feel you are there traveling the paths of the disciples, hearing the message, witnessing the miracles as one of the people
involved. It is very enlightening and enjoyable!
These authors did not disappoint with the continuation of the growing faith of the followers of Jesus after he ascended to Heaven.
This Book was heart felt.
Had adventure.
Faith Centered.
Inspiring.
I wish the series would continue.
I was happy with the stories of the characters.
I was filled with joy and have my faith relight.
I often found myself in awe of the characters and their circumstances, constantly questioning would I be able to do the same?
Glory be to God for using this Novel, this series to speak directly to me.

Como es possible yo vivir sin ti Jesus (How is it possible for me to live without you Jesus?)

Como es possible yo vivir sin ti Jesus (How is it possible for me to live without you Jesus?)

“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.” (Psalm 119:92, ESV)
Where Would You Be without the help and goodness of our God there is this Hymn (corito) we sing at our church that states “como es possible yo vivir sin ti Jesus?”…..roughly translate to How would it ever be possible to live without you Jesus??
the song states:
Cristo rompe las cadenas (Christ breaks the chains)
Y nos da seguridad ( and grants us security)
 Como es posible yo vivir sin ti Jesus (How is it possible for me to live without you Jesus?)
Si el fundamento de mi vida eres tu (You are the foundation of my life)
Tu me salvaste del pecado de la muerte (you saved me from sin and death)
Como es posible yo vivir sin ti Jesus (How is it possible for me to live without you Jesus?)
If it had not been for the goodness of God, where would you be? Had he not showed you love, mercy, Kindness, forgiveness, showed his presences to you, where would you be.
Many would not be alive.
many would be battling various sins.
battling temptation.
addiction.
Had God not shown favor in us, whom willingly accepted him and believed in him, we would still be struggling.
In our life times we change periodically.
we are not the same person we were at infancy, childhood nor adolescence.
As an adult, or an adult believer, you are not the same person you were when you were out savoring the world and its effects.
The same God that brought you this far, the
same God that has kept you alive is going to carry you through any
difficulty you may be facing.
We must praise and be thankful for not only how far he has allowed you to go, but for his goodness, for blessing you, for helping your battle opression, depression, recession, help you battle temptation and sin. Help you become a better you, while working on a relationship with him.
Today, I declare victory for all of us because of the goodness of our God is among us all. He directs our steps, our paths, our actions, our words. he leads, we follow. To think, the best is still yet to come.
Declare your victory.
Declare it when proclaiming praise to him. Thank him in the good, the bad and the ugly, and remember one day it was worse, today is better and the best has yet to come.
Father God I thank you for your love, goodness, mercy, kindness and the blessings you have provided. I declare victory in your name in my life and the life of the person reading this. You have guided us, provided for us and led us to seek, trust and have faith in you. Today is good, but the best has yet to come. Keep me close to you, for I never want to ever live without you in my life. You have broken the chains of sin, oppression, depression and doubt, you have freed and liberated me. Help me continue to build my relationship with you. In the name of The father, the son and the holy spirit amen.

7 word poems,

So I have seen a few people do some of these 7 word poems and I said why not let’s see what God can provide.
7 word poems.
1- Love, faith, trust.

Lord, it’s a must.

2-Father, Son, Spirit.

Praise be to Trinity.

3-Love, faith, trust.

Don’t need Pixie Dust.
4-Here, there, anywhere.

Open hearts, he’s Everywhere.

5- Exalt, pray, praise.

Glorify him, he’s raised.

6- Hot, cold, tears,

Spirit dances and cheers.

7- Humble, thankful, rejoice.

Brings blessing, his choice.

8- Scriptures, read, meditate.

Let them sink, resonate.

9- MARY, MOther MARY,

Did you know, MARY?

10- Ashes to ashes,

Dust we shall return.

11- Sing, rejoice, praise

Gates open, God sustains.

13- Hope, faith, love.

Look, see the dove.

14- Walk, in faith.

Trust with your heart.

15-Live in faith,

Love with all might.

16- He sees you.

Yet still loves you.
 

17- Lost, confused, scared.

Rebuke it, God Cares.

18- Lie, cheat, steal.

Livin in sin, unreal.

19- Save me, God.

Seek him, trust first.

20- Help me, God.

Obey him, pray first.

21-Heal me God.

Maintain your faith first.

22- Live, love, laugh.

Give all, not half.

23-Tired, frustrated, mad.

Almost over, be glad.