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A few years ago, my granddaughters and I went to Subway’s Eat Fresh.  There was a man there, digging in the trash can, looking for food.  As we were walking in the door, I turned around and asked the man if he would like a sandwich.  He said that he would love one.  So I went in and got him a foot long tuna with all the veggies.  After I gave it to the man, we went on our way to eat our own lunches.  My oldest granddaughter said to me:  Why did you buy that man a sandwich?  You shouldn’t have.  I told her that Jesus said we should help where we can, even feeding someone.  She was so mad.  But as I explained to her, eventually she began to understand.  Mind you, she was around 7 years old at the time.  LISTEN:  All it takes is helping one life, to encourage you to help others.  JESUS said that when we help those in need we are doing it unto Him.  How else are we going to be an example to our children and grandchildren of what it is to love, to share, to give, to be an example and extension of His love?

In the darkness, I wonder, is there hope, is there joy, is the light?  For there are times when I cannot see my way out, of this abyss; yet my heart cries out, “Save me, please.  I don’t want to live in the darkness that seems to envelop me and keep me from rising up and moving out and forward in my life.  I can’t do it on my own.  Is there anyone out there?

And then in the stillness of my heart, I hear a voice, gentle, tender, merciful, loving… calling me, to come into the light.  And so I look up from the darkness and I see, a glimmer of light, a glimmer of hope… and as I continue to look at it, it begins to get brighter, larger; reaching toward me.  I reach out, hoping that the light will wrap itself around me and take me out of this darkness, this dreary disposition. And then I sense a warmth I have never known before, wrapping itself around me like a Father gathering a child into His arms, holding me, keeping me safe… and He takes me out of this darkness into a marvelous light… A light that is hope, faith and love all in One… because I realize the One who is holding me… is the True Light.  The One and Only Light that can and has saved me from the darkness.

Persistent/Persistence: Continuing firmly, pressing forward or toward a goal; to complete or fulfill a vision (purpose), or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Phil 3:14- I press (persist/forging ahead) toward the mark (goal, fulfilling, completion) for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

When we persist we learn to be consistent. We are purposed on fulfilling God’s call and destiny on our lives for the glory and the advancement of His Kingdom. We become tenacious in our faith and trust in our God, His Word and His will. 

When the storms are raging, the winds are blowing and the rain is pouring; we need to know, believe and trust that Jesus, Lord and Savior, is our Shield. He protects us, veils us, covers us, and strengthens us to keep pressing, to keep walking, to keep running, to keep fighting the good fight. 

We are kept safe and secure in Him. That in spite of what we are challenged with, we know that He is with us and for us. For no weapon formed against us in any form or fashion shall prosper. For greater is He that is in us, then he who is in the world. And if He be for us, then who can be against us.

Because He is our God and King; our Savior and Redeemer; our Commander and Chief; our Everything, our All and all. Let us keep pressing, persevering, being consistent in God’s purpose in our lives for the Kingdom is at hand… 

Jesus IS coming. Amen and Amen

I am washed in the blood of Jesus.  The blood of Jesus that sanctifies, purges, purifies; it brings redemption, restoration, restitution, reconciliation.  The blood of Jesus that covers us that we may enter boldly into the Holy of Holies to have communion with our Lord and God.  There is power in the blood, there is healing in the blood, there is deliverance in the blood, there is so much yet to understand about the blood of Jesus.  Our life and breath is in the blood of Jesus.  When we come before the altar of repentance, surrendering anything that is not right or righteous with God, He comes and pours upon us His precious, cleansing, blood… because He loves us and does not want to see us stuck in the muck and mire of sin.  SIN!!!  We sin by our thoughts, by our words, by our actions, by our behaviors, by our senses.  Come on, I know you know what I mean.

Are you washed in the blood of Jesus?  It is a daily washing, just like when we take a bath or shower.  Though we are not of this world, we live in the world.  So the pollution of the world comes to us via television, radio, what we read, music, relationships, socially, nationally, religiously, culturally… the list goes on.  

It is our responsibility to check ourselves that our hearts are pure, that our lives truly reflect, present and represent Jesus Christ, our Lord, King and Savior.  How is our heart?  Has it been checked?  Has it been washed?  Has it been purged and purified?  Like the song says:

Are you washed, in the blood?  Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?  Are your garments sparkling, are they white as snow, are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

When people see you, are they seeing the realness of Jesus in your life, or the mask of pretending you are living for Christ?  Today God told His people, to repent.  Because too many think they are living for Christ, but they are not.  God wants real, not make pretend.  Listen:  Jesus is coming for a Bride of Pureness.  Don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking that it’s all good, and you’re still holding on to grudges; you’re still holding onto unforgiveness; you’re still holding onto anything not right with God.  

Too many come for the weekly miracles, the weekly provisions, the weekly giftings and anointing… but they are not coming for HIM!!!  It has got to be about HIM!!!  If you are not coming to Church or ministry services for HIM, then you are missing it.

We got to wake up Brothers and Sisters… if we are coming so that we can fill the house with people, we are missing it.  It’s not about filling the house with people for Christ, it is about the people being filled with the truth and revelation of the Word of God, so that they CAN LIVE RIGHT WITH CHRIST JESUS!!!

Where is the TRUE WORSHIP, where is the TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS (which is of God), where is the TRUE REPENTANCE?  Lord, wash me… wash me in the powerful, redeeming, precious blood of Jesus.  Wash me that I may be whiter than snow.  Wash me that I may be cleansed, purified and purged.  Wash me and reconcile me Lord, unto the righteousness of You.  Forgive me of all my sins and iniquities.  Forgive me for any hidden, unrepented sin.  If I have let any spirit come in legally by the words I spoke, forgive me Lord, and wash me in Your freeing blood.  Take the hot coals from Your holy altar of fire and purge my lips.  Purge my mind.  Purge my senses.  Purge my heart.  Purge my life.  Every area of my life, relationships and ministry.  Let it be washed and then sanctified for Your glory.  I surrender and give it all to you Lord, for You are my Lord and my God.  My Savior and my King.  My Commander and Chief, my Sword, my Rod and my Staff.  Here I am Lord, be it unto me, according to Your word, in the name of Yeshua Messiah, Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!!!

Let Your Fire Fall, fresh Fire Lord, come and consume us, passion us, set us aflame with You.

PURSUE:

P=pursue with purpose to reach (for your miracle)
U= pursue with the unction of the Holy Spirit with passion, fire and faith (passion your faith with fire to reach out for your miracle)
R= pursue with reverence unto God (for He is Holy)
S= pursue with a surrendered heart of love to God (if you are not absolutely surrendered, then you are not surrendered)
U= pursue with undeniable faith (is your faith testifying to others in your life)
E= pursue with everything that is within you. (everything means everything)

Listen: The woman with the issue of blood, pursued her Miracle (Jesus), through rejection, loneliness, being shunned, unloved and the pain, she pursued Him. She didn’t let anyone or anything stop her from receiving her miracle. 

Receive, understand, embrace and pursue the One who is ALL AND ALL, who is your MIRACLE ♥

Humility is the key to walking, living, loving and moving in this life, until we get to go home to glory. Humility opens the door to love God, love ourselves and love others. Stay the course, don’t let the enemy, others, or self persuade you to believe you are not worth loving or encouraging in the Lord. Only we can choose what walk we take. You are at a crossroad. You will either choose the world or the Kingdom of God. You will either choose faith or doubt. You will either choose loving without measure or loving with condition. You will either choose Christ or the devil. You will either choose eternal separation from God or unity in Him. The choice will always be yours. It will always be ours. The only way to make that choice, is with faith, because you realize not only do you love Him, but more importantly, THAT HE LOVES YOU.

Be strong and courageous in your faith and love in God, and make the choice. Because our Lord and God, CHOSE YOU.

The battle lines have been drawn, God has ordered the trumpet to be sounded, CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE. CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOSE ARMY YOU BELONG TO.

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