Spreading The Gospel

Latest

“The Spirit World of Yah” Chapter 9 of THE UNVEILING OF THE SONS OF GOD


Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

We, the sons and daughters of God, are embarking on a new leg of our spiritual journey.  We are now entering the spirit world of Yah.

Yes, Yah, the shortened form of Yahweh. This is the same Yah that we praise when we say in Hebrew, “Halleluyah!” This is the same Yah that communed with Abraham and Moses and David and who is our Father, who dwelt bodily in the precious Son of God, Jesus Christ, of whom we are His body.

We now must enter this invisible environment that God has for us His sons and daughters.  It is that special invisible place where we must look to, and not to the visible and temporary things of the earth.  It is that invisible, spiritual domain of God, reserved for His children. If you examine the words of the Christ carefully, you will see that He spoke incessantly about invisible…

View original 1,455 more words

Poem: Children… (Proverbs 22:6)


As I woke up one morning,
these words were so clear.
Children.. Children…
Cherish them, my dear.

Children are gifts,
from God up above.
To hold and cherish,
and raise them with love.

God made us parents,
to teach them the way.
He entrusted us with them,
for we are all His anyway.

Hold them. Love them.
These instructions were clear.
Children…Children…
Cherish them, my dear.

Protect the children.
No child should be used.
They are gifts from God,
not to be hurt and abused.

For we all have to answer,
for our behaviors one day.
So love your children,
and protect them everyday.

Remember, they are gifts,
from God up above.
To hold and cherish,
and raise them with love.

Scriptures:

Proverbs 22:6
“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Psalm 127:3
“Children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward…”

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

Poem: How… (Psalm 30:5)


How…
How can we go on,
when we have been so broken.

How…
How can we trust,
when none have been trustworthy.

How…
How can we love,
when we have felt so unloved.

How…
How can we learn to live,
when life has not been worth living.

How…
How can we survive the pain,
when the pain is so overwhelming.

How…
Now I will tell you how…
Hold on second by second, day by day.
Hold onto the One who can show you the way.
Hold onto the One who is always true.
Hold onto the One who gave His life for you.
___________________________________________

Psalm 30:5

“…Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.”

Lord, so many are hurting and down especially this time of year and I lift them all up to You for healing and restoration. I ask You to wipe the tears away and bring everlasting Joy into their lives in Jesus’ name. Amen.

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

Week Five of the CPE Journey: The Matter of Uncertainty


As I have been journeying through CPE I have learned that there is much to be learned not only in the academics of Clinical Pastoral Education but also the practical application thereof. Yes, I have learned much and there is much to be learned. Even there are times when questions are posed to me that the answer is not immediately obvious. It is for this reason that I struggled with writing for week five of the journey. I was simply uncertain about what to write about. The week entailed so much that expressing this part of the journey in about eight hundred words simply did not seem reasonable or even possible.

Let me explain. Part of my growth edge came from the discussion of pastoral resources as presented by Charles W. Taylor in The Skilled Pastor: Counseling as the Practice of Theology. Among the resources discussed with and by my peers was the matter of rites and or/rituals such as marriage, baptism, funerals and the like. While each of these is celebrated differently depending upon worldviews it is not incumbent upon me to know the specific practices each worldview. And this is the point I would like to stress; certain uncertainties are not only OK but that some ignorance is welcome depending on the circumstances.

Without going in detail last week I was asked a question by my CPE supervisor while we were behind closed doors with my peers. After less than a moment of contemplation my response was that I did not know. My supervisor politely responded that my lack of knowledge was not only honest but very welcoming. You see sometimes, especially those of us that minister professionally, think that we need to know everything. We often think that we not only need to know all answers but also have the ability to fix all problems. The reality is that neither of these can be accomplished. Further because neither of these can be accomplished we can trust in the Lord all the more.

The words “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” found in Proverbs 3:5 make it clear that our own understandings will often fail us. This is why the author broadly encourages his audience not to trust in their own understanding but rather that reliance and dependence on the Lord will bring about ultimate success. Perhaps this is why the matter of uncertainty becomes irrelevant to those trusting in the Lord. It is also a principle upon which Abram lived. You see he was completely uncertain about not only where he was to live but also his future. This, however, was not a hindrance rather a benefit.

Having said that of any reading this finds himself in a state of uncertainty concerning a certain matter perhaps it would be wise to lay aside the purported wisdom of man in lieu of leaning on and trusting the absolute wisdom of our Lord.

Doing Good Mutes Malicious Talk


For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. – (1 Peter 2:15, NIV)

 

When you do good, you stop ignorant people from saying foolish things about you. This is what God wants. – (1 Peter 2:15, ERV)

 

So often, actions speak louder than words. Many people are only ready and willing to hear what we have to say, after they have witnessed consistently faithful behavior over time. As God is made evident through our ongoing outpouring of self, it is then that people become curious and want to know why. Questions are asked and answers are discovered. Opportunities are created where they had never been before. Additionally, when we are consistent in our faithful walk with the Lord, and our actions are an ongoing reflection of such, people know that if a slanderous statement is made – they see it for what it is – a lie. His truth reigns and we are beyond reproach when we commit our lives to serving Him.

 

Choose to do God’s will,Doing Good Mutes Malicious Talk

our actions be true;

abiding in Christ,

as He makes us new.

Doing what is good,

hushes foolish men;

as the Lord desires,

truth shines forth again.

We pour out our hearts,

generously give;

He lets His light shine,

so more loved ones live.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us and protecting us and our reputation. Thank You that as we do Your will, You allow our actions to speak on our behalf, silencing those who might speak untruth against us. Thank You too, that You utilize our obedience to open opportunities to share with those who do not yet know You. Forgive us for our inactivity when You have called us to action, and help us to step out faithfully – trusting You to be our strength every step of the way. May we make the most of every opportunity You present us with to share of Your goodness and faithfulness, and may many come to know You as their Savior and King. Be glorified as we do all things in Your love. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. – 2 Corinthians 3:5

 

Reflections on effective Preaching: “A view from the pew”


Originally posted on sevennotesofgrace:

  1. 14–Charles-SpurgeonFor a preacher to have mastery of a passage, the passage ought to have mastery over him.
  2. Preachers who preach God’s truth into life (births, deaths, marriages, job losses, debts, breakins, car accidents, cancers etc.) give me the equipment to fight and survive as God’s child in the real world.
  3. Good preachers obliterate the divide between lofty grandeur of God and the messiness of real life, so that I see and do something about the constant rub of idolatry against the call to discipleship in my own life.
  4. I love it when preachers tell me what arrests, intrigues, amazes and captivates them from God’s word. A preacher’s delighted, wide-eyed insight is a massive aid to engagement.
  5. Preachers with a humble conviction about the authority of preaching pack more punch.
  6. “Unpacking a passage” is much less exciting than releasing a wild lion into our midst.
  7. I sense when a preacher’s preparation…

View original 547 more words

Poem: A Moment in Time… (Psalm 31:15)


a perfect moment in timeA moment in time…
like the blink of an eye
like a flash in the sky
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
like a falling grain of sand
like the twitch of a hand
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
just a fraction of a day
it’s the message for today
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
filled with envy or strife
can totally change your whole life
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
with any lack of control
can totally change your life’s role
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
it changed Abel and Cain
can bring you honor or shame
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
it is yours to choose
will you win or lose?
In just a moment in time…

A moment in time…
filled with God’s peace and love
brings you guidance from above
In just that moment in time…

__________________________________________
Psalm 31:15
My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,from those who pursue me.

Lord, purify our hearts that we will live in righteousness and we will seek You always, including that moment in time when we have to choose right or wrong. Fill us with Your Peace and Love that surpasses all understanding that we will know the Love of our Father every moment in time… in Jesus’ name. Amen.

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

Would Jesus go No Contact?


Originally posted on Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed:

whatwjd

Forgiveness is one of the greatest blessings we can give to others.  In relationships, couples who forgive each other are happier than those who don’t.  Studies show that forgiving makes you healthier, happier, and stronger.  Holding a grudge is bad for your blood pressure, causes anxiety and can reduce your life expectancy. It affects you, not the offender, who has probably forgotten all about what’s making you miserable and bitter.

But what happens if we are wronged and the person does not admit wrong, doesn’t apologize, or turn away from the behavior? Are we required to forgive an emotionally abusive spouse who clearly has no intent to change?  Would Jesus turn the other cheek to a Narcissist, or would he implement No Contact?

There is a general misconception that being spiritual and/or a good Christian means we should give abusers the benefit of the doubt.  The belief is that we are…

View original 866 more words

Voiceless.


Originally posted on messytheology:

Pleading hands stretch out on a wooden doorframe. Crimson blood stains its lintel. A woman’s life slips silently away as the members of the household sleep in peace, safe on the other side of the door. Do they not care that she has spent the night in indescribable torture? Does it not matter to them that she has been raped and beaten beyond recognition? But they sleep on, undisturbed by her plight. And she breathes her last, voiceless in life as in death.

In those days Israel had no king. Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her father’s house in Bethlehem, Judah.
Judges 19:1-2

What voice did she have in leaving home and becoming a concubine? Bethlehem was her birthplace, and…

View original 988 more words

Prayer for the Broken… (Psalm 34:18)


PRAYER

Dear God,
Hear my call!
So many victims!
Please rescue them all!
Give them the faith,
that they need today.
Give them a new life,
beginning this day.
Break all the chains,
and make them free.
So they will know You,
and worship Thee.
It’s hard to praise,
when we’re so broken.
But You gave Your Word,
and It is spoken.
You love the brokenhearted,
and so many are today.
Reveal Yourself to them…
and rescue them I pray.

AMEN.
_______________________________
Psalm 34:18
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,794 other followers

%d bloggers like this: