Seven Things I Pray President Obama Do Before he leaves office

If I were to suggest President Obama do 7 things before he leave office, this would be my list:

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  1. Repent. While He holds the office of the President of the United States, there is a higher office than this, to which he will give an account. Jesus is Lord of Heaven and earth, and each of us, will one day appear before Him, and give an account of how we lived our life.Some time ago, I mentioned that we used to bring some people from a government housing project to a monthly Christian businessman’s fellowship that met in the top of a nice condominium building, in the penthouse suite. It was the highest and nicest place in the building.My definition of repent then, is to return to the high place, the place of privilege and honor.  https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/whatever-happened-to-sin/

The Bible says that Jesus

raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)

Our position in Christ is one of royal privilege before the throne of God, the judge of all the universe. Though Jesus shed blood, we have been given access to mercy and the throne, where the Holy One who inhabits eternity lives. His Word is His will, and where we have sinned and failed to perform His Word, we can ask for, and receive mercy from Him, in this life.

The first thing I would do, today, is ask for God’s forgiveness for every unholy act and decision he has committed, then for strength, to admit his wrongs, and to boldly act and to correct what the Scripture clearly says is wrong.

Some of this needs to be done privately before God, but decisions made publically, need to be repented of publically.

I think of Pilate, that had Jesus crucified, though he knew He was innocent. Jesus told him that Pilate only had authority because it was given to him by God in heaven.

Yet, one day, Pilate died, and in that moment, appeared before the risen Christ. Now he was on trial, for his eternal judgement. In that moment, all that Jesus could do, is sentence him to hell like Judas, for he did not find mercy…

What is the difference between Saul, Judas, Pilate AND David or Peter.

All sinned against God.

The only difference is, David and Peter recognized their sins were against God Himself, and they did business with Him and cried out to God for mercy, and despite the horrible consequences that came to David and his family because of his sin, was declared before God to be a man after his own heart.

Repentance

Acts 13: (NKJV)

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David[a] the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will

David was a liar, committed genocide, treason, stole holy things, committed adultery, murder, and had multiple wives.

Yet God forgave him it all and at the end of his life, he was considered a man after God’s own heart.

Before President Obama was re-elected, I asked the Lord why?

According to the word of God, abortion is wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. Islam is wrong, yet the Scripture states that rulers are set in place by God Himself according to Romans 13:1-5.

I believe I heard the voice of God speak to me that Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes

That though God did not agree with these things, that “He was going to turn the heart of President Obama, and that he would do great good for the kingdom of God, and the United States before he left office.”

I am still praying that for President Obama. That he would sell out for Jesus, whole heartedly, renounce Islam, abortion, homosexuality, and would publically stand boldly for Jesus, God’s kingdom, and would call this nation back to God.

2. That He would publically proclaim the gospel and stand fully for Jesus and the Bible. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/righteousness-exalts-a-nation/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/prayer-for-secret-societies/
3That he would call a meeting of first nations peoples, and publically read the apology he signed in 2009 by the US government to natives for historical atrocities committed there. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/us-government-apology-to-natives/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/the-grand-illusion-vision/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/the-first-nations-mandate/

4.That he would publically oppose institutionalized racism, and would implement a task force to both identify and eliminate it.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/using-racial-privilege-to-promote-the-kingdom-of-god/

5.That he would denounce abortion completely, and make it a criminal offence. That he would help educate and provide adoption services to un-wed mom’s. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/gods-opinion-of-abortion/

6.That he would call homosexuality what it is, sin. According to God, all sex outside of the bounds of marriage between and man and a woman is also sin.  Just because two people have strong feelings for one another, and the sexual plumbing is working fine, does not make sex legitimate in the sight of a holy God. Passion and lust never satisfy the deeper needs of the human heart, Jesus promises that His living waters will. Just ask the woman at the well. Married tour times, living with her fifth man, yet not satisfied. John 4.

7. That He call a time of 3 days of fasting and public humiliation and prayer, for God to come and meet with us, that He might forgive us individually and as a nation, and heal our land. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/heal-our-land/

President Lincoln did a one day fast to stop the cival war:http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/proc-3.htm

These are my 7 things I believe would glorify God, and bring deep healing and cleansing to the United States of America.

What do you think?

Tweetable Faith – Christian Quotes and pics

Hi everyone, Over the past years, I have posted thousands of Christian tweets with graphics and encouragement from the Word of God to daily walk with Jesus. As I find time, I am going to upload them here, simply as a ministry resource for Christian leaders in a hurry! Simply highlight the quote, right click on your mouse, copy it, hit your tweet button on Twitter, then right click and ‘paste’ it in your tweet, then right click the pic, and then scroll down to ‘save image as’ and then save it to your pictures folder. On Twitter, click on the camera icon, and it will ask you for a pic. Click the pic, and twitter will add it to your tweet. Feel free to use them as often as you like. I will be adding to this post regularly as time permits, so check back for fresh content.

1.Heaven is better than earth – In Jesus, it is not good-bye, only ‘See you later…’Is 57:1,2

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2. How does God make the impossible, possible? #FollowJesus

not be might

3. Ps 68:6 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. #JesusHasAPlaceForYou

bless friends

4.A true leader steps forward in order to face baffling circumstances and complex problems Chambers #ConfrontElephant

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5.Trust Jesus, listen to the leadings of Holy Spirit, Walk in His Word!

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6.Jesus did not come to make bad people good,nor good people better,He came to MakeDeadPeopleAlive!#UMustBeBornAgain

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7.A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado #FollowJesus #Leadership

listen

8.A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity

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9.Matthew 21:44And whoever falls on this Stone will be broken to pieces….#FollowJesus

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10. Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny. David O. McKay-Your Words actually build what your thoughts design.

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11.1 Cor 14:13 So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said.

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12.2 Cor 4:7 We now have this light shining in our hearts…are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure

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13. Forgive,release, forget, and move on…#FollowJesus!

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14.1 Chronicles 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place

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15. There is grace for your race, walk in His vision, and there is provison…#FollowingJesus

vision

  1. Is 25:6 In Jerusalem,[a] the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world
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18.Faith creates something out of nothing.. A oldie but goodie,still eternally true today!
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19. Grow in His Love: #FollowJesus
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20.Faith does not always make things easy, just possible. #FollowJesus
difficult

21.God has not given us a sprit of fear! Be bold! #FollowJesus

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  1. Pr 22:11 Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend
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23.Ps 44:4 You are my King and my God. You command victories!
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24.God is working on it! Trust His Word! #FollowJesus
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25.Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 NIV (And to obey Him)
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26.Be holy, as I am holy! #FollowJesus
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27.Job 8:10 He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles
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28.Job 8:8“Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors.
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29.Faith says: I Can! Jesus makes a way! #FollowJesus
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30.Jesus Still Speaks! #LetHimLead #FollowJesus
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31.Matt 18:3 unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by not enter the kingdom of heaven
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32. Thirsty? Sex and relationships cannot fully satisfy….Jesus can!
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33. Ps 68:11 NLT The Lord gives the word, and a great army[b] brings the good news
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34.It is better to walk alone, than compromise holiness and purity. #FollowJesus
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35. Job 37:1 “My heart trembles at this. 2 Listen, listen to the thunder of his voice.#FollowJesus
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36.One for Christian warriors on the battlefields of life. Live Holy, and crush evil…#FollowJesus
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37. The royal law of the Kingdom is love. Makes everything work. #FollowJesus
.faith works by love
38.Best protection in these last days: LOVE TRUTH! #FollowJesus
truth love
39:All religions pray. Are there many paths to God? No! Jesus is the ONLY way!
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40. It is only impossible until it is done! #FollowJesus
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41. Jesus is still the reason for the season! GodTheSon! #FollowJesus
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42.

And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak #FollowJesus
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43:Ps 15:4 but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.#FollowJesus
Keep Your Word
44.Ps 103:20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels,that excel in strength, …hearkening unto the voice of his word#FollowJesus
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45. Red and yellow, black and white,we are precious in His sight! #FollowJesus
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46. Is 66:2“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
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47. Are you too busy for Him today? #SeekYeFirst #FollowJesus
47.intimate need
48.He is our Creator,and He speaks through Jesus!
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49.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends #FollowJesus
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50.Holy Spirit reveals God’sWord –
illumination
51.This is the verse given to US founding fathers where we got 3 branches of Government.
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52. He still speaks! We must Obey, for He is Lord!
obey whatever He says
52. Heaven or Hell? Religion cannot save us, Jesus can! He really loves you!
salvation
53. Too busy for Jesus? Then you are too busy…#SeekHimFirst #FollowJesus
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54. Satan’s unreachable rewards, while he leads you…Need a better Lord? #FollowJesus
LEAD - For God's Sake!
55. God has not given us a spirit of fear, and He never leaves nor forsakes us! #FollowJesus
Light and salvation
56. God still gives grace to the humble….Stay humble before Him! #FollowJesus
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57. He is your glory and lifter of your head! He loves you and He is for you! #ThankJesus
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58. Is 48:10

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction #Jesus
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59. He makes everything beautiful in His timing! Be strengthened in Him today! #FollowJesus
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60.Deut 8: 18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth
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61. Remember, in all you do, God sees, He knows..honor Him! #FollowJesus
walk worthy
62. Lk 4:18 he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
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63. The Fantastic adventure of walking with Jesus, in life and life more abundantly! #FollowJesus #Life
faith fantastic
64. GO! It is not a suggestion, but a command! #FollowJesus #ThinkHarvestThoughts
Great commission
65. Humility before God, produces intimacy with Him. Jesus is meek and lowly of heart:#FollowJesus!
Heidi Baker humility
66. In Sports we say TEAM: Together Each Accomplishes More: We need each other, we r the Body of Christ! #FollowJesus
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67. Jesus is a friend of sinners. He loves people. How about you? #FollowJesus
seek lost
68. Philippians 1:(AKJV)19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit..
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69. Truth, known and acted upon, sets free. You are loved, royalty, a child of the King! ..
4 life change to happen, we must apply the power of our identification to Christ @ the specific point of temptation.
70. Satan is the liar and accuser of the brethren – you are a child of the king. #DontGossip #FollowJesus
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71. Servanthood is how Jesus acts. Wanna be great? Serve! #RoyalFootWasher #FollowJesus
Leadership Development and Timing!
72. He still gives grace to the humble! Deliberately serve, and He will exalt and promote you! Ps 75:6 #FollowJesus
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73. Gal 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.Do you believe Jesus? .
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74. We start our day seeking Him, ending our day seeing how He truly led! #FollowJesus #JesusIsLord
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75.Deut 11:21 to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. Learning to be fully Spirit led!
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76. Jesus said, the works I do,you will do also, and greater works than these shall you do?Are we still doing the works?
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77. Jesus said we will be judged by how well we feed the hungry, thirsty, clothe the naked, visit sick and prisoner. Well?
Matt 25
 78. He did not say it would always be easy, Yet, the Word is clear: GO! Jesus!
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79.Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly. Frank Tyger
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80. Either confess and enforce your victory, and take ground, or respond to hells attack… #Faith
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81.

Child, your strength, passion and determination will not accomplish this, only my Grace will.. 

82.Ps 44:4 You are my King and my God. You command victories! #FollowJesus
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83. 2 Cor 4:4 Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way,[a] we never give up…
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84. And so there are walls, so thick only God can take them down. He will, for His Word will manifest in His timing #Forgive
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85. Matt 25:Whatever you did to the least of these you did unto me..
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86. He supplies, as we follow His lead..#FollowJesus
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87. Use Your Words to Create Beautiful things…Pr 18:21
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88. Luke 9:23

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
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89. Romans 8:13

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live
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90. Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; #FollowJesus
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91. Read your Bible every day, and become noble – Acts 17:11
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92. Romans 12:5

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
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93. You are Jesus child, a member of the church – tougher than Hell! #FollowJesus
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94. Love edifies – builds up. Seek for the good in people today!
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95. Let the world know your true love! #FollowJesus #BeAWitness
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96.Tell your friends about Jesus! Share the gospel: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/
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97. Recognize your struggle produces eternal reward! #FollowJesus
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98. Walk in the Word of God today! #HeLeads #FollowJesus
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99. Jesus loves Israel – He’s Jewish – Lion of the Tribe of Judah #FollowJesus
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100. If you know Him, let His love bring LIFE to Your world #FollowJesus
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Check the facts Jack!

Check the Facts Jack!

 ‘Gossip is the most deadly microbe. It has neither legs nor wings. It is composed entirely of tales, and most of them have stings.’

Morris Mandel in Bits & Pieces, June, 1990, p. 22

 gossip slither

Recently, we went through a wonderful trial, that occurred when another person accused us of some financial mismanagement, that was totally untrue. Gossip is like a serpents venom, it poisons people against you, and may take years to rebuild trust in relationships.

Just because ‘Everyone is saying it’, does not make it true!

The Bible says we are kings and priest unto God, and we must conduct ourselves as royalty!

Proverbs 16:10

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

As leaders we hear a lot of stories, and we need to judge not only actions, but motives. Had a situation last year, where we wanted to donate to a certain ministry, and one of the businesses needed to know exactly where the building materials donated were going. So, I sent him an email with the ministers name and location of the construction project we were planning, because he grew up in that state, and knew the area. Seems another person who ‘wanted to get involved’ asked for the material list I sent my former client, so I sent it to them. They got involved alright, instead of helping, they accused me of ‘taking up offerings in the name of the other ministry’, and then spread the ‘rumor’ of this to many, many other ministries. I could not believe they had done this, so I attempted to meet with them, to discuss it, but they have not returned telephone calls nor emails since then.

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As far as I’m concerned, I have forgiven them, and am aggressively using my faith to believe the best of them, and for them, declaring these two verses over their lives:

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Faith works by love, and so I am using my faith on purpose for their growth and instruction in the things of God.

faith works by love

Check the facts before you judge leader, it is for your glory and promotion.

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

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In the midst of my particular trial, I had a good friend of mine, who is studying to be a rabbi, who lives in Jerusalem, call me. I told him what I was going through, and he said, “Interesting. Chris, did you know that here, in Israel, we take character assassination of more consequence than even murder? He then reminded me of a story I had heard before, he had heard in synagogue:

If you don’t say it, they can’t repeat it. Yiddish folklore offers a telling tale about gossip-makers. One such man had told so many malicious untruths about the local rabbi that, overcome by remorse, he begged the rabbi to forgive him. “And, Rabbi, tell me how I can make amends.” The rabbi sighed, “Take two pillows, go to the public square and there cut the pillows open. Wave them in the air. Then come back.” The rumormonger quickly went home, got two pillows and a knife, hastened to the square, cut the pillows open, waved them in the air and hastened back to the rabbi’s chambers. “I did just what you said, Rabbi!” “Good.” The rabbi smiled. “Now, to realize how much harm is done by gossip, go back to the square…” “And?” “And collect all your feathers.”

From Hooray for Yiddish.

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Looks like the work of this person has blown feathers all over America. Gotta believe the blood of Jesus can wash away their mess…I need to believe what I preach!

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/how-to-defeat-gossip/

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Here are a couple of thoughts, before speaking and decision making:

I once formed a mutual encouragement fellowship at a time of stress in one of my pastorates. The members subscribed to a simple formula applied before speaking of any person or subject that was perhaps controversial.

T–Is it true? H–Is it helpful? I–Is it inspiring? N–Is it necessary? K–Is it kind?

If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut! And it worked!

Alan Redpath, A Passion for Preaching.

God loves You

God is love, and He will work it all out, as only He can.

Let’s pray:

‘Father, I come before you, determined to walk free from offense, and in Your love. Give me grace to see correctly into situations, and before I judge, to investigate to see what is being done, and why. May I victoriously obey you, and press forward towards the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus, Amen.’

Should Marijuana be legalized?

12 Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power

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I was speaking with an obviously bright young man yesterday, who was advocating for the legalization of marijuana.

Reminds me of teenagers who refuse to understand that living in my house, there are curfews, and rules that will be obeyed if they want to continue to live there.

This issue before God, is not: ‘Can we smoke pot?” (The answer is obviously yes)

Rather, is it helpful, and more importantly :Why do want to smoke it?”

Clearly, there are some short and long term side effects to marijuana use, they we have probably not thought through:http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/marijuana/short-and-long-term-effects.html

This scientist is convinced of the harmful effects, after 20 years of study:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2783111/The-terrible-truth-cannabis-Expert-s-devastating-20-year-study-finally-demolishes-claims-smoking-pot-harmless.html

If we claim to love Jesus, and have accepted His Lordship over our lives, the issue is not whether we can still do sin, rather, in light of who He is, and what He has done, and the high level of honor He has granted to us as royal citizens and children of His kingdom, that we would still lower ourselves to alcohol, marijuana, and recreational pharmaceuticals, seeking from the Creation, that which should only legitimately come from our Creator.

I want to serve Him with my WHOLE Body, Soul, Mind and Spirit, not merely handing back to him, damaged goods after I have destroyed my body and mind through drug use. He is love, and will take us wherever we are at, and begin the process of healing, redemption and recreation in us, but like the old proverb goes, “It is easier to raise a healthy child, than repair a damaged adult’. There are clearly harmful side effects from marijuana use, Jesus came to give us life, not death and destruction – Live and become all you are created to be.

If you want to learn more about what the Word of God says about this, please read these articles I wrote:

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/freedom-from-addictions/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/in-him-we-live-and-move-and-have-our-being/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/seeing-ourselves-as-god-sees-us/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/youre-who-affects-your-do-until-we-are-through/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/governed-inside/

CS Lewis

So, legalization of marijuana is not the real issue, but rather why anyone would want to smoke it…lowering ourselves to mere carnal humanity, with a plant ruling over a man, instead of ruling and reigning in Christ, with a man ruling over a plant.

For the record, I am against it, simply because my experience in running an alcohol/drug treatment has proven that marijuana is clearly a gateway drug, to a life of addictions. I have seen young people use marijuana to avoid reality, and watched as a helpless spectator, as they spent years of their lives getting high, instead of growing, learning, and becoming the people of honor and excellence they were created to be. Presently, a user generally purchases pot and hash, from the same person who sells crack, coke, meth, ecstasy, and harder substances.

Even if it were legalized, the motive for smoking it, is not holy, godly…

I love people, and believe in them. Tobacco and alcohol are legal. Yet where do we find local liquor stores? Usually right next to low income housing or government housing projects. People who are broken, use it to avoid reality, when the truth is, there need to be ministries, and educational opportunities to help people break the cycle of defeat, and to honestly get into a better brighter future.

1 Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Like tobacco and alcohol, these substances destroy lives. Ever notice that there is always a liquor store near a low-income housing subdivision. It’s like the owners of these establishments prey upon the brokenness of humanity, encouraging them to get drunk, rather than to get up, and make something of their lives. It is another dream stealing, soul sucking trap to devour peoples lives, and I love people, and believe in them. I hate things that destroy them. Marijuana smoke is 20x more toxic than cigarette smoke. THC stays in ones system for 30 days, not just a day or two like alcohol, and there are clear documented reports showing the mental damage pot smoking produces.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/how-does-marijuana-use-affect-your-brain-body

Let’s Pray:

“Father God, reveal Your love, high and holy calling upon our lives to us. Show us our great worth, and teach our hearts to receive Your presence and the comfort of the Holy Spirit, that meets our true hunger within, not looking to artificial substances, in our search for what only You can give. We ask this, knowing we are heard and answered, for we ask in Your name Lord Jesus.

If you like this article, and want to read more: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-blog-approaching-1000/

What is God speaking to you today?

The Creative Power of the Word of God

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2 Kings 4:42 One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people so they can eat.”

43 “What?” his servant exclaimed. “Feed a hundred people with only this?”

But Elisha repeated, “Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!” 44 And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised.

Matthew 4:4

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

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2 Peter 1:4

whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple

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John 10:27 (AKJV)

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

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God did not create the universe from nothing.

We are so limited by sense knowledge, things we can touch, taste, see, feel, smell and hear through mere natural reasoning’s….

No, God created all material things, all life from a higher realm of matter, a substance called Spirit, for God is spirit and those who worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Throughout our lifetime, God is pouring out His spirit upon all flesh, drawing us to Himself, and even as we have natural senses, deep within our hearts, there are premonitions of supernatural senses, as our heart of hearts, our human spirit hungers for the true realities of our Creator.

Jesus is the bridge, the only way to fully communicate between our infinite God and His Spirit, and this natural world.

Over our lifetime, the supernatural, our sixth sense so to speak, often becomes visible, as we experience dreams, divine interventions, déjà-vu experiences as the Holy Spirit alerts us to spiritual realities, to reveal the glories of heaven, should we but ask for them…

It is when heaven invades earth, that things get interesting.

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In this account, we have a man of God, Elisha, walking closely with heaven, and its infinite resource. He understands not only that God is Creator, but that the WAY He creates is by speaking….

When He speaks, Holy Spirit takes from the realm of Spirit, and literal creates whatever He commissions.

While the people in this story had a natural hunger and need, they only saw natural supply and provision. There was not enough…

Yet, they spoke their natural reasoning’s in the presence of a man who had his spiritual senses alive and active!

He saw the throne of God, He heard intuitively the heart and intent of our Father for this situation: People were about to taste and see the goodness of the Lord and their natural hunger was about to be satisfied, as God spoke through Elisha, and Holy Spirit created the supply of food needed to feed everyone, completely, with no lack.

Further down the corridor of time, Jesus would perform this miracle several times, during His earthly ministry in dividing the loaves and fishes, yet His method was the same:

He saw heaven’s agenda (He only did the will of the Father), He believed and spoke what He saw, and the entrance of God’s voice, His living word into the earth, created the material provision needed.

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This is how we are to live!

In tune, in step with heaven, only doing the will of our heavenly Father.

Like Jesus, seeking the will of our Father, carefully, daily, and ONLY doing and saying what we hear Him commission us to do and say.

As we do, the Bible becomes a living book, as He breaths upon its pages and passages, illuminating promises, and creating supernatural pathways for us to walk upon through the entrance of His word becoming a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths.

What is He saying to you today?

Hearing the Voice of God

Speak it out!

Just like Elisha and Jesus, He will create that which He commissions you to speak.

Let’s pray:

‘Father, Jesus promised that we should not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of Your mouth.  Lord Jesus, You have promised that You would be our shepherd, our personal pastor in this life, and that we would hear Your voice, and the voice of a stranger, we would not follow. We are listening Lord, and now, we speak that which You are saying to us, and through us to meet the needs of this hurting world. Amen.

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Desire His gifts and His Power!

Mighty Holy Spirit!

Desire His gifts and His Power!

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1 Corinthians 12:31

Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. [ Love Is Indispensable ]

Holy Spirit is a person! He is alive, and longs to get actively involved in our lives each day as we seek Him!

1 Corinthians 14:1

[ Intelligibility in Worship ] Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.

As we walk with Jesus each day, He creates good works for us to walk in.

Ephesians 2:10 [Full Chapter]

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Some of these ‘good works’ are going to be supernatural acts of power, signs, wonders and miracles!

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Let’s Pray:

Precious Holy Spirit, use me today in your gifts today. I ask for them, and make myself available to you, for your use, however you see fit. Release mighty acts of power in the earth today, anointing to trouble every trouble, in Your name Lord Jesus!

You have promised good works. May I recognize and walk in these today. Amen!

How to defeat Gossip…

Proverbs 26:20 English Standard Version
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

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Sometimes, the best counsel in controversy, is that of brother  Kenneth Hagin, ‘When persecuted, let your response be: No attack, no defense.” Let love cover the gossip and controversy. If they are right, correct yourself, and go on. If they are wrong, let God deal with them, let Him be your defense.

Easily said, but not so easily accomplished!

Lies, insinuations, libel, slander – HURT!

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You are doing your best to obey God, love the world, be an instrument of healing and expansion for the kingdom of God, and then BAM! You learn of some dirt spoken about you, that is often so evil, it takes your breath away.

God knows how you feel:

Psalm 109

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O God, whom I praise,
    don’t stand silent and aloof
while the wicked slander me
    and tell lies about me.
They surround me with hateful words
    and fight against me for no reason.
I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations
    even as I am praying for them!
They repay evil for good,
    and hatred for my love.

Don’t get proud, or self-righteous. We all came from dirt (Adam), and were born and conceived in sin.

Don’t throw another log on the fire of controversy!

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom
Though we have become the righteousness of God in Christ, children of the most high, we all have flesh.
Flesh cannot cast out flesh!
If we enter into offense and strife, we enter into the devils playground:
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Well, the devil is called, the accuser of the brethren for a reason. He is a liar and the father of all lies, and he comes to kill…your relationships, your calling, your dreams, your honor, your business, your marriage, your ministry, and if possible,  take your very life
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This is not how we must live!
Chasing gossip is like trying to nail Jello to the wall. You can get a nail in it, but it just makes a bigger mess.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
So how do we win?
Well, here is how I am doing it.
1. Acknowledge the pain the breach of trust has caused.
Denial is not a river in Egypt, and doesn’t help heal, nor increase the kingdom of God.
When bad things have been done and said about us, take them to our Father in heaven, and cry the tears you need to. He knows, He cares, He loves, and He will heal you, and correct them if your heart is right. This  is not easy, but will always produce a trip to the cross, to die yet another death to self.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

2. Lift up the shield of faith, and the shield of favor.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Notice here, that the shield of faith will do you no good, unless YOU TAKE IT!

Isaiah 54:17 (AMP)

17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.


God will vindicate, and stop the accuser of the brethren.
Yet, in order to fully understand this attack, you need to see it for what it is, an attack against the kingdom of God.
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When we walk with God, He gives us favor with people. This favor comes because He loves us, and to build His kingdom.
When satan sees this, he fears us, so he tries to stop us.
His ABC’s are Accusation, Blame and Criticism. The insidious realm of rumor, slander, and character assassination by insinuation….
It is an attack upon your honor, your promotion, your prosperity, and your favor.
For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield
Well, Chris, if am not supposed to fight with people, what AM I supposed to do?
The shield of faith is only one weapon in the armor of God, there is also a sword, which is the word of God. (Pretty good weapon too, it is the only weapon Jesus used against satan himself in Matt 4: (IT IS WRITTEN!)
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We are to lift up our shield and sword, and take the battle to the enemy!
Enough teaching, let’s do this now:
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, I hurt. You see what has been done, said, insinuated against me. I forgive them. Now please heal my heart, and give me Your grace to love them, and to overcome evil with good. I take the shield of faith, and choose to declare that No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and that ever tongue risen up against me, shall be shown to be in error, as I deliberately trust you to vindicate me. Father, restore to me, Your favor. I bind every evil spirit arrayed against me today, and stand as Your child, in Your power, in Your kingdom today, with my eyes upon You and Your leadership to me. Jesus, I trust You to show me what to do, and how to walk in Your wisdom, to see Your kingdom advance today. Amen.
Lord Jesus, you promised to never leave me nor forsake me, and that You are my good shepherd, and that I would hear your voice today. Holy Spirit, speak to me what I need to Do, and help me to do it, in your name I pray Lord Jesus. Amen.
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God is good, kind, and remember, He is love!

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

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The Pig Pen or the Big Pen?

The Prodigal Son: Pig Pen, or the Big Pen?

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I remember when we first started our church up in Ottawa, we had no place to meet, so we met in a football change house in Debra Dynes community. At the time, Debra Dynes, was one of the illicit drug capitals of the city, and as we would leave our little Bible studies, there would be gang bangers hanging around smoking dope, high as a kite, and initially, they nick named me ‘Preach’.
“ Hey Preach, they would taunt, what’s the Word of the day?”
My wife, who had never been involved in the drug scene, would encourage me to walk away from these mockers, but I would always stop, get in the midst of the 30 or so tweaking and bouncing freaks, and preach to them the love of Jesus.
This went on for awhile, so they changed my nickname from ‘Preach’ to ‘Jesus’, and it got kind of comical hearing them, ‘Hey Jesus! What’s the Word of the Day?’

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They thought they were pretty smart, laughing at me in my suit with my Bible. I remember one bold gang member trying to put a joint to my lips saying: ‘Here preach, take a hit, looks like you had a pretty tough week.” I saw in this teen actual compassion, he was so messed up, he thought he was seriously trying to help me!
One night, I felt the Holy Spirit come upon me, and I proclaimed: ‘Hey guys, I got a word for you, straight outta the good Book’
At that time, one of my friends who served as the prison chaplain, was on a six week sabbatical, and had asked me to cover services for him in the youth detention block of the local prison. I spent a most of the day each Thursday going from cell block to cell block holding a series of youth services, preaching, praying, and referring for counseling the youth that had been arrested that week.
As these gangsters were cutting up and trying to blow dope smoke in my face, I read them the story of the prodical son. Made it plain: How the young man in the story couldn’t wait until his dad died to get his inheiratance, but wanted his money now. Basically saying to his dad, ‘I wish you were dead’, and his wise, and heartbroken father, actually gave him his money, and the boy went on a spending spree of wine, women and song. Yet, the money ran out, and there came a recession in the country, and his so called friends all left him high and dry. The only thing the boy knew was farming, so he got himself a job slopping hogs, working on a pig farm,that paid so little, that he was so hungry he thought about eating the pig slop. Finally, the young man came to himself in the pig pen, and realized that even the hired hands at his fathers ranch were paid better, and treated better, and then he realized he had sinned against God and his father. He decided that if he was going to have to work for someone, that his father was a better boss than this pig farmer, and he decided to go home. His father saw him coming,

 

and ran out to meet him, and he said ‘Father, I have sinned against God and you, please hire me as a servant in your house.” Yet, the boy had no idea how much his father loved him, and his father brought the best robe, shoes, and placed the family ring again on his finger, and said, ‘My son who was dead,prodigal father is now alive, he has come home’ and he killed the fatted calfand threw a big party for him.
It had gotten quiet in that circle for a minute, and I looked these hardened criminals in the eyes and said: ‘Boys, God loves you, and you have a Father in heaven that has a wonderful plan for your life. He wants you to come home. Though you may not see it yet, right now, you are in the pig pen, partying, thinking there are no consequences for your actions. Tonight, I pray you listen to me, and give your life to Jesus, but if you do not, know this: Every Thursday this summer, I will be holding services in the youth detention block of the jail, if you will not hear me here, in the pig pen, maybe you will listen to me downtown, in the big pen.’
Uproarious laughter! To their drug induced minds, this was the funniest story they ever heard!
“Give me five preach! Pig pen or Big Pen!, preach got lines!” they said, thinking I was joking.
Yet, one week later, I guess narcotics officers raided one of their crack houses, and when I went in to the prison, there they all were, looking like lost puppies, heads hung low, broken.
So, I laughed and said:
“Come on boys, to chapel. I still have good news for you. God still loves you, and Jesus is still the way out of this place. You wouldn’t listen to me in the pig pen, and here we are together, in the big pen.’
To the glory of God, all of those boys accepted Jesus that day, and many were set free of addictions, healed in their bodies, and some were filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.’
Over the next year or so, I was able to work with their families, foster care, the chaplain and the courts, to get many of these help they desperately needed to make a clean break with a life of crime. To God be the glory!
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, help me to be unafraid of reaching out in love to people that look scary, or who are obviously criminals. Give me special faith, to love them in the midst of their mess, out of the pig pen, big pen, and back into your house of grace, honor, and mercy. Show them your love, power, and plan for their lives, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

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Who Touched Me?

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Who Touched me?

Mark 5:31“You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”

Of all the 7+ billion people on planet earth, it is only those who touch Jesus in faith today, that will see miracles.

Look to heaven, and touch the heart of Jesus today!

Your miracle will be set in motion!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, Creator of heaven and earth, I look to You today, to intervene in my life, and to display Your power, Your love, Your supply, Your Healing and strength today, for I come to You, knowing I am heard and answered, for I come through Your shed blood Lord Jesus, Amen’

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REAP!

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Reap!

The Parable of the Growing Seed

Mark 4:26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Notice here, that the person who plants the seed, is responsible to REAP their harvest.

The Workers Are Few

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35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Luke 10:He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

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John 4:35

Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.

Reap (reep)

verb (used with object)

  1. to cut (wheat, rye, etc.) with a sickle or other implement or a machine, as in harvest.
  2. to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).
  3. to get as a return, recompense, or result:

Notice here that Reap is used as a verb. Verbs are action words. We need to be working, doing, moving, putting action to our crops and fields of endeavor.

We sow our finances, our effort, our time, our talent, our prayer, the word, and our faith, all for one thing: The Harvest.

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The earth will produce, but we must reap it’s rewards.

We do this through:

  1. Work, never heard of a harvest that did not require work to get into the barn.
  2. Faith, we need God to supply the weather, health, wisdom to get it done.
  3. Diligence, we must stay faithful to finish what we start.

Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, please give us strength, wisdom, diligence and courage, to continue to work faithfully in Your Kingdom, in only the fields of endeavour You have called us to. We aks, knowing we are heard, for we ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen.’

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!