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   I was reading in 1 John 4 1-3  where we are to “test’ the spirits around us due to the fact that many false Prophets have gone out into the world. John goes on to write how we can know that the spirit is from and of GOD. Thank you JESUS!!!

 The discerning of Spirits is a Gift from the Holy Spirit. It enables us to distinguish Good from Evil. It makes you aware!!! As a person grows in his or her relationship with GOD a kind and gentile Spirit of Discernment is developed through the Love of all things pure , however ,  the Spirit of Discernment given by the Holy Spirit to those GOD chooses removes any doubt of Good or Evil in our presence. It is a Gift that guards and protects us in our Christian walk. Using this Gift in the Power of the Holy Spirit enables us to walk boldly through life , even should we find ourselves  surrounded by darkness in our callings. Glory to GOD!!!

     Remember , both Good and Evil Spirits operate according to the condition of our souls. As believers we need to awake each and every morning and call upon GOD to dwell within us with HIS Holy Spirit. When we are in constant contact with GOD we find ourselves under HIS Favor and more likely to receive HIS Gifts!!!  Prayer works!!! Amen!!!

    I am so thankful that Spring is in the air!!!

   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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SANO di Pietro Woman of Samaria, 1400s

         I was reading in John 4 4- 42 where JESUS was on HIS way through Samaria in route to Galilee and about noon stopped at  a Well while HIS companions went into Sychar to buy some meat. While HE was at the Well JESUS was met with a woman from town who had come to draw water and HE asked her for a drink.  She not expect the request due to the nature of relations between Jewish people and Samaritans , however , she did not refuse HIM . She went on to learn exactly who JESUS is and what HE had come to offer and then went back into her town to spread the “Good News “. GOD is Good!!!

      In  his prophesy Jeremiah [ 31 31-34 ] spoke of a time where a New Covenant would be ours for the asking.  JESUS was on HIS way. Thank you JESUS!!!

   The woman knew that she had been forgiven her sins . She had met face to face with GOD and had been accepted and approved . She could and would develop a relationship with GOD from inside of herself . She wanted HIS Living Water!!! The Kingdom is from within.  Spirit and Truth was within her grasp. Glory to GOD!!!

      I have a incredible thirst for the Word of GOD .  I do however long for a day in which I will thirst no more. Gotta get me some of that Living Water!!!

   Headed to the Well!!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Ephesians 1 3-14 about how we as Christian believers are given Spiritual gifts , as well as being “sin free ” according to GOD’S grace. We are not examined  by the priest for blemishes ; we are cleansed by the Blood of JESUS!!! We are Holy and Blameless in HIS sight!!! Thank GOD!!!

     I honestly believe that most of the people whom I come into contact with , and that’s quite a few theses days , are under the impression that although they have confessed and repented of their sins that they remain dirty , full of sin, and therefore cannot walk as GOD chose them to do before creation. This could not be any further from the Truth. Holy and Blameless; in Love  means just that!!! We are to be GOD’S agents here on Earth and act accordingly. Laying hands and raising the dead!!! Rebuking sickness and wiping out pain. Glory to GOD!!!

   Friends , you having believed have been marked in HIM with a seal. You are , although sinners , set free by the Blood of JESUS!!! JESUS took your sin on the Cross. DONE!!! In reality exactly what sin would one think was not covered by HIS Blood??? JESUS did indeed die for All of our sins and to think otherwise minimizes the work  which  HE did on the Cross!!! HIS shedding of Water and Blood was sufficient !!! Thank you JESUS!!! 

      Headed to the well!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Zechariah 10 where we should ask GOD for rain in the springtime. HE gives us provision in our time of need!!! GOD is certainly Good!!! GOD wants to make our soil fertile in the proper time!!! Amen!!!

   What a simple way in which to be Blessed ; ask GOD.  GOD knows our every need and when our will lines up with HIS Will we can expect blessings. HE will send us rain in the springtime. Glory.

    I honestly believe that there comes a time in everyone’s Life in which we need to prepare our Souls for seed. We need rain. GOD indeed brings the storms and with them all of their woes , however , with every storm comes the much-needed rain which allows us , as Christians , to grow spiritually. Thank You JESUS!!!

     Verse 8 states  ” I will signal for them and gather them in. Surely I will redeem them ; they will be as numerous as before.” The prophet was bringing  “Good News ”  to the children of GOD for all generations to come. We only need to “receive” the Word of GOD and then live in it!!!  Hallelujah!!!

    Building an alter today. Sacrifice is coming!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Let Jesus Bring You Light!

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   I was reading in Romans 8 28 -39 that we ,as Christians , are called to be more than conquerors in Christ JESUS!!! We were predestined to be conformed to the likeness of HIS SON!!! Thank you JESUS!!!   

     As I make my way through each and every day soaking in as much GOD LOVE as I can I am constantly reminded of how , ever since I fell in-love with GOD , that my life has been changed for the better!!!  It seems as though every day brings forth a new revelation of what a Good choice GOD is!!! Glory

     Boldly I can now   walk through these valleys which , prior to walking with GOD , used to bring me down. Now I move freely and without fear. GOD is Good!!! All of the time!!!

    Verses 38 and 39 state ” For I am convinced that neither Death nor Life , neither Angels or Demons ,  neither the Present or the Future , nor any Powers , neither Height nor Depth , nor anything else in all Creation, will be able to separate us from the love of GOD that is in Christ JESUS our Lord “. Now there’s a promise worth holding on to!!! Amen!!!

      Headed to the Well!!!

     I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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                   I was   reading in Jeremiah 1 4-5 where GOD was setting apart those which HE Knew in the womb. HE said that “I have appointed you as a Prophet to the nations” .GOD was telling the young man who , before he was born , that he was set apart from all others to guide HIS people!!!  Glory to GOD!!!

     Sometimes God leads us to a place where in which we must lead others.  I know that is a large order , however , it is an order from GOD!!!

   Oftentimes I look upon my Life as just the average man doing the average thing ,yet, I know that is just not so!!! I have been “Called and Chosen”!!! Thank you JESUS!!! 

   ” Father GOD I pray to You this day that all of Your servants will heed to Your Word this day and understand that You have a direction in which they should follow and that their lives depend upon them making the right decisions!!!” ” Father GOD I pray that You will open the eyes of those who cannot see that You have sent a prophet among them.” AMEN!!!

    As I move about this morning I Hope and Pray that you will Know what GOD has set apart for you !!! I Hope and Pray that you will start speaking those things that are not as though they were!!! AMEN!!!

 I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Mark 12:30-31

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                            I was reading in Mark 12 30-31 where JESUS was answering a question by one of the scribes in the region and spoke of a new set of commandments.  JESUS said that we should Love the Lord our GOD with all of our heart , soul , mind ,and strength ,and , that we should Love our neighbor as we Love ourselves. Jesus goes on to say that there are no greater commandments than these. Glory to GOD!!!

    A commandment is just that ; a commandment!!! JESUS did not suggest that we walk in this type of Love .HE commanded that we do so . What an order!!! Amen???

     Oftentimes it can be easier to speak of Love than actually live in Love. This guiding principle in our Christian walk can be difficult at best given the attitudes of those which we come into contact with on a daily basis. Spanning the whole spectrum of our lives;    business, home , neighborhood , family , friends ect……, this principle can often be tested in how we react to situations which concern , not only involvement with ourselves , but others as well. Love is oftentimes the furthest thing from our minds. Thank GOD for JESUS!!!

    I can not help but think that if we prepare ourselves properly each and every morning by going to GOD in prayer and asking HIM to let us walk in Love throughout the waking moments of each day that HE will do so. We just need to be willing to accept that not everyone which we come into contact with will be walking the same way. We need an open and honest understanding ,not only of the unbeliever ,but the believer as well in respect to our position ;in Love. GOD is Good!!!

    GOD IS LOVE!!!!!!!!! Go show someone GOD!!!

   I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Once Upon the Cross

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         I was reading in Matthew 16 21-28 where JESUS was speaking to his disciples about how they should live when HE was no longer right there with them all of the time. HE wanted them to know that there was a proper way in which they would always be able to walk in HIS light!!! GOD is Good!!!

    What JESUS had done was give them a way to approach life without HIM right there by giving them the Doctrine of The Cross. Verse 24 spells it all out for them and us by stating ” If any man will come after ME , let him deny himself , take up his cross , and follow me”. Thank You JESUS!!!

   I attend church on a regular basis and I am always satisfied by everything which I am able to witness. GOD is at work in the lives of so many people around me and I know that I am Blessed and Highly Favored!!! The atmosphere is almost always electric in nature and JOY is in the faces of all the people I see. However , there are more days in the week than Sunday. Amen???

    In the Doctrine of The Cross what JESUS has done is give us a way where in which every day is Sunday!!! We can realize HIS Love and Peace everyday of the week. The formula is simple ; Seek HIM , deny me , pick up my cross daily ,and follow JESUS. What a simple way in which to Know GOD’S Love continuously throughout the week. Four easy steps to complete freedom on a daily basis. Glory to GOD!!!

   HE also later gave us a way where HE was always there!!! Thank GOD for HIS Holy Spirit!!!

   I cannot help but notice as the years go by that my cross is getting lighter!!! I Love my Savior!!!

   Headed to the well!!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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