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04261600      I was reading in the book of Acts, Chapter 3 where Peter had , in The Name of JESUS , healed a lame man who lay asking for alms at the temple. In doing so Peter had been a witness for CHRIST JESUS for all of those gathered at the temple at the time for prayer. They were able to see the Power of the Holy Spirit at work through Peter , a man who had denied JESUS while HE walked on earth. Those who witnessed had undoubtedly witnessed the trial  and death of CHRIST JESUS in the recent past. GLORY!!!

GOD has gifted all of us with Spiritual gifts that can be manifested in the Natural , all of us who truly believe. It is our duty and calling to use these gifts in a manner in which allows those around us to see the mighty power of a Living GOD!!! We are a special breed of people who have been called , in our individual lifetimes , to witness for CHRIST JESUS !!! We should do so.

As we draw closer to GOD HIS Love for us is unmistakable .  As it is written; no weapon formed against us shall prosper. With that knowledge we are able to move freely in this world without any interference from unclean Spirits or those individuals who call upon them for their support. We , like Peter , can grow in our Faith and move through this world with an understanding that we have Power ,HOLY SPIRIT Power!!!

I am headed to the Well!!! I Love you!!! May GOD Bless!!! Mark

 

 

 

 

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   I was reading in Acts 2 2-4 where , during the Feast of Pentecost ,those who accepted CHRIST JESUS were filled with the Holy Spirit by what appeared to be tongues of fire. They began to speak in a Heavenly language ; each to their own. Thank you JESUS!!!

    This Feast was established to commemorate the time which Moses received the Ten Commandments and the whole law .  This year the Feast of  Pentecost is on Sunday , June 12 .  What I find interesting is the fact that on that day  ,with Moses angry ,Three Thousand Israelites died in their sin , and , when the Holy Spirit came upon the whole church ; Three Thousand  souls were saved. GOD is indeed Good!!!

    The Fulfillment of Pentecost came with the giving , by JESUS , of the Holy Spirit to  the church. Prophetically the two loaves baked with leaven represented the entire church of  CHRIST , sin and all!!!  Both Jews and Gentiles alike are brought into HIS Kingdom. Glory to GOD!!!

    This is the last of the  Four Feast which have been fulfilled to date.  The remaining  Three Feast represent times in our lives which are yet to come. Living today in this dispensation of time known as the  “Church Age”  we believers are so Blessed and  Highly favored with the Power which comes from having more than just the Eternal Security  of the “Church Age” believer , we have Gifts from the Holy Spirit which enable us to imitate CHRIST. YES!!!

  The Church is not a building which people gather to worship , the church is the people . Church defined literally means ” those called out ”  As GOD’S people were called out of Egypt we too have been called out of our sin and should be thankful that we belong to the Body of CHRIST.Amen!!!

  Going to the fields to see what has been left for me!!!

  I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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        I was reading in Acts 3 1-8 where Peter and John had gone to the temple together at the time of prayer,  and,  seeing a man lame from birth Peter felt compelled to heal him .  Verse Six [6] states   Then Peter said ,  ” Silver and gold I have none ; but such that I have give I thee : in the name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth rise up and walk .” Glory to GOD!!!

    When asked about  ” Faith Healing ” I always respond in the same manner . YES!!! I  myself  have been healed from a sickness from which there was no known cure . That was in 1978 and today not only do I feel as though I could overcome the world ;   I have!!!  Thank you JESUS!!!

       JESUS asked us to pray for the sick , we should pray for the sick!!!  Whenever I have an opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit of GOD to work through me , I do. I personally do not want anyone in my immediate family of Blood and friends to feel ill. GOD has made provision for that illness.

   When JESUS went to the Cross HE took our sickness with HIM!!! The whipping in which He endured was to assure us that by the stripes across HIS back we have been healed!!! There is no way in which I could ever repay HIM for what HE has done for me except to say ” I LOVE You LORD !!!”   Mercy!!!

           Allow  GOD to work through you and heal someone today!!! Witness!!!

   I Love you !!!!!!! Mark

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Miracle of Love

   I was reading in Acts 2 16 -21 where GOD will allow us to see an outpouring of Miracles in the ” last days'” to assure mankind of HIS fulfillment of plans!!! Wonders in the Heavens ,  and , signs on the Earth below . GOD is so Good!!!

  Now GOD can perform a Miracle at HIS whim ,or , as a result of anyone’s prayer , however , many of us are given a special anointing so we can carry out our Calling and witness for HIM. It is always GOD working through us , not us , in which the Miracles are performed. All of the Glory belongs to GOD!!! As we minister to others extraordinary “things” occur which simply can not be explained in any “natural” manner. Thank you JESUS!!!

   Miracles are used to point out GOD’S purpose .

Elijah brought down fire , however , it was not to prove that GOD could bring down fire , rather to show Israel the one True GOD. When JESUS healed a man who was born blind it illustrated GOD’S healing Power yet showed how we are to open our spiritual eyes. The raising of Lazarus from the dead showed that Jesus is the Lord of both Life and Death ,and ; the resurrection of JESUS  lets us know that Satan’s power is broken forever!!! AMEN!!!

    My favorite type of Miracle is the Miracle of Multiplication. Just knowing that what I can see for me is not all that there is for me gives me goosebumps. A vision always produces provision and I have lots of visions!!! Glory!!!

   Headed out to pick some plums from my tree. Wait a minute ; I have no plum tree. Time for GOD to show up!!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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    I was reading in Acts 1 1-8  where JESUS , who had returned from the dead[having overcome Death] , was telling HIS Apostles of  power which they would receive when HIS Holy Spirit came upon them. JESUS  explained that this power would help them witness for HIM throughout the world.  GOD is indeed good!!!

       Like all persons of the   TRIUNAL GODHEAD the Holy Spirit is a giver of  “gifts” .  There  are a number of Spiritual  gifts which allow us to operate in a manner in which anyone who is a witness to their results would be compelled to believe in  not only the existence of GOD ,but ,HIS power as well. These include ,but are not limited to , the Gift of Tongues , the Gift of Healing , the Gift of  Prophesy , the Gift of Discernment of Spirits ,and the Gift of Miracles . They are given to us as tools in which we witness for HIM all the while helping others. All that we need to do is be Baptized in the Holy Spirit and ask HIM to dwell in us upon a daily basis . GOD will then speak to us as to our specific Gifts ,and , our Calling in them. Thank you JESUS!!!

     GOD in us , what a BEAUTIFUL way in which to live in this every-changing ,ever- challenging world.  JESUS , once the Holy Spirit came upon HIM , walked this world in a whole new manner. We all can as well. We only need to Ask ,Believe ,then Receive!!! Power!!!

     Headed out for a walk in the Prophetic Realm!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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