Reflection – My Growth in the Wilderness

Reflection – My Growth in the Wilderness

Mirror, mirror on the wall 
I left the desert once and for all 
the world is still filled with unpleasant ways 
But my eyes will stay fixed on God’s days  
 
Oh I use to look like me 
insecure, broken, homeless and ashamed  
Oh I blame me for my trouble pains 
So I became a prisoner of these things  
I’ve broken a commandment or two 
And my flesh withered away  
 
My God, who is this person in this mirror 
There was a time that I no longer recognize my face  
I no longer felt my partner You gave, Holy Spirit  
I cried out, grab hold of my arm and  shake me straight 
Open my eyes, my ears and my heart so that I may see your face 
 
Repent, Repent, Repent and come beside Me 
I can see you now Lord looking back at me 
Cleanse me inside and out with Holy bleach  
Let my face be unrecognizable to me and this world  
Let them see Jesus when I turn their way 
Let them hear the Holy Spirit when I give You praise 
Let them know that I serve the father of Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac with no shame 
 
Mirror, mirror on the wall 
My light shines so bright, It bounces off the walls 

I can longer see me, this mirror is no longer involved 
Because I’m not restricted by it frame, it’s vanity, it’s things  

I was so close to my grave but He sent his Son Jesus 

Who died for me, by His stripes I proclaimed I’m healed in Jesus name 
 
Hallelujah 

Written July 16, 2016 by L. N. Saint

The Promise Land

The Promise Land

We must exit the land of the dead and follow God to the land of milk and honey. Start the Exodus Chapter with me and let’s exit; leave behind every oppressed spirit, illness, lack, disappointment, bad habits and every ancestral lie that is hindering the promises of God . In the name of Jesus!

Let’s make this month an a-MAY-zing month!

The Righteous Father Blesses the Nation – Part I

The Righteous Father Blesses the Nation – Part I

The Righteous Father – Bible Review Genesis 1-17

You are thinking, “What made them so righteous?”.  The definition of being righteous is being in a right relationship to God, not guilty before God. The truth is Adam was born into righteousness created in God’s very own image and everything God created was good as stated in Genesis 1:27, 31:

  • So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
  • 31Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So, the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Adam remained loyal and righteous by heeding to everyone of God’s instruction until the fall of man. In the article “A Day in the Court”, you’ll see the details of the consequences (curses) that each participant received, and the verdict of the serpent, woman and man is guilty by association. Satan was condemn and the Redeemer will bruise his head…(Gen 3:15). Adam and Eve although cursed are forgiven. Yes, He not only showed them mercy, grace and spared their lives from immediate death. God clothe them (Gen 3:21) for them to be presentable in his sight “a covering” of righteousness. He could have struck Eve down and replaced her or start over, no? But, God remember his promises:

  • Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
  • Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

So, although the act of their sin did not eliminate their consequences God loved His creation. He is not a father of lies (John 14:6) but The Truth and word keep the creation under His covering by prophesying the Redeemer Genesis 3:15 and His forgiveness allowed Adam and Eve to approach His righteousness as stated in Genesis 3:21

Noah by far was blessed, highly favored and by far the only available righteous man in his time. See God’s heart was grieved, He was remorseful over creating mankind, His Spirit was not going to strive among us any longer (Genesis 6:3). But, remember because God’s word never return void, He has already had a covenant with man permitting Him to wipe the face of the earth (Genesis 1:27). By default, man is protected by His wrath in a sense Noah is at the right place at the right time. Not that Noah was not justifiable (Gen 6:12, says all flesh), but it is Noah right relationship and commitment to God which keeps him, and his household preserved.

  • Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
  • Genesis 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

Thirdly, a prophet is chosen to be the father of all nations. Abraham is the descendent of Noah from his first son Shem. This is truly a family affair a promise made by God to make this family a great nation and out of this lineage Christ will be the Seed (Isa 7:14) to bruise the serpent head to defeat death for all (2 Tim 1:10).  

  • Genesis 12: 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
  • Genesis 12: 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Who is the righteous father? The only righteous father is Jehovah-Tsidkenu, The Creator – Elo-Him, our provider – Jehovah-Jireh. He has set us up for a life of blessings, abundance and purpose. Although the blessing is for all Jews and Gentiles it is only for the receivers of Jesus Christ. So, God knowing all planted the Seed, to save our unrighteous soul. But we are of Him the Holy Spirit is fully righteous dwelling inside us. So, are we righteous? The easy answer is, yes. Christ was dead and has risen from the dead (He is ALIVE). The day of Pentecost can better explain the details of what makes believers righteous. The amazing details listed in Acts Chapter 2:

  • 17 (a) And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.
  • 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
  • 21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
  • 23 Him (not you), being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
  • 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

My final thoughts to the fathers, single mothers and parents you are called just as God commanded Abraham in Gen 17:7- 8 to be a God to you and your descendants after you. Understand, God chose Abraham for many reasons; he had countless relatives before his time, but God called the prophet. Just as God is calling you to a right relationship, not guilty before Him. See Abraham was to a planted seed a promise that was made with his forefathers by God. You to are God’s promise, righteous and set apart despite if your parents or grandparents did not live a righteous life. When God blessed Abraham for all the nations in Gen 12:3, he did it to save us: his children, your children and every generation after (Gal 3:8). The gospel was told to Abraham and the journey for mankind to be redeemed through Christ continued. You too must continue to live the gospel and share the gospel and raise your child to seek the righteous father. When you choose God, you can partake of the many blessings under his covenant. Stay blessed.

A Day in the Court

A Day in the Court

My Focus during this journey is CONSECRATE. Meaning to set aside or dedicate for God’s use. Dictionary says to “consecrate” yourself essentially means to wholly dedicate yourself to something of greatest importance.

This word is clear this should be all Christians desire to be set apart or dedicate their time, resources fundamentally your life to God. Today I want to share how God has made away to restore and preserve the relationship He longs to have with us.

Let’s look closely into yesterday reading, specifically Genesis 3:7 – 3:24 and how this relate to a day in the courts with God.

Violation

 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.

8 (b) and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

10 (b) And I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

So immediately after they have sinned, their actions caused the enemy to gain additional access to enter their lives. How you say? A flood of negative spirits which were apparent such as fear, self-consciousness (right and wrong), bewilderment, and guilt. The first violation of disobedience will come with great consequences, but now sin has entered the world.

The Judge Commands

The questions that God ask in Genesis 3:9, 10, and 13 does not indicate He does not know the answers. These questions are deliberate command to speak, explain and confess of their sins in Genesis 3:10, 12, 13 were their responses.

The Judge Sentencing

God speaks out and sentences the serpent, women, and man in the order of participation but all three are guilty by association. Genesis 3:15, is by far the most important today for the believers that a clause was written, and He is the Savior “Jesus Christ”. God cursed the very root of sin, satan in verse 14 and inserts a clause in verse 15 how death will be defeated. And mankind will be redeemed by the birth of the second Adam.

14 the Lord God said to the serpent:

15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

God’s Separation

Being consecrated means to be set apart in some cases physically spending time in church, prayer, reading the word, fasting but it is the very flesh that will be tempted. The battle to preserve the consecrated relationship you have with God starts mentally and spiritually to defeat the wails of the enemy. According Mark 4:14 says, the sower sows the word. Mark 4:8 tell us that only the good ground will yield crop the very seed that is planted. We must sow a seed the word of God daily in life by opening your heart (the good ground).

God begin to separate is presence from man, Adam and Eve are thrown out of Eden, access to the Tree of Life (Rev 22:2) was protected from them and mankind, and sin begins to thrive (Genesis 4:5, 6, 8).

 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; …

Assignment:

Genesis 5-8 and pray Mark 4:8 and 14 over your life during this journey.

I am blessed and you’re blessed, so stay blessed!

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! 45-Day Bible Challenge starts now.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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We have covered quite a bit of material to be papered for today, so we are going to jump write into the assignment. Note if you have missed the introduction video please watch below. I have posted a recap of today’s message and a daily guide. Tomorrow I will post some Bible Trivia questions that will cover Genesis chapter 1-8. So be prepared and on your tippy toes. 😊

Bible DIVE

Step 1: Designate the Holy Spirit to drive, pray

Step 2: Turn off phone and takeout your physical Bible to read uninterrupted unless by God

  • Circle the focus topic verses only

Step 3: Return to the key verses related to your topic and read Amplified Versions on the BibleApp

  • Read the current version again and compare
  • Write down your preferred version on an index card

Step 4: Highlight the verses on the BibleApp and read the related text (precepts) that are linked to the focus text.

  • Again, anytime you need additional understanding pray and read the Amplified version
  • Use your Study Bible for guided questions and to look up linked verses
  • Advance CHALLENGERS please DIVE deeper with a commentary

Step 5: Repeat for next focus verse

Step 6:  Now, throughout the day you can still DIVE

  • Designate the Holy Spirit by reading the index cards
  • Inspire with a spouse, family, or friend to share
  • Vindicate God truth in your life
  • Envision your 45-day CHALLENGE successfully completed

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