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           I was reading in Matthew 7  7 -12 where JESUS is describing how we as believers should live our lives. Verse 12 states  ”  Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to  you , you shall also do to them ; for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Glory to GOD!!!

    GOD has put into place in our lives a way in which we can have life in abundance. There is a pattern in Life  which we can follow  that depends primarily upon our Faith , and , how we use our Faith in everyday Life.  I know that in my own Life as a believer I have come to develop a sense of expectancy in almost every area in my  daily walk as I know that GOD hears my voice and is willing to give freely based upon my Faith and the expectations created by the aforementioned. As I continue to grow in Christ I see manifestations every day of just how much the Holy Spirit is helping me. Thank you JESUS!!!

    GOD wants to Bless us!!!  We need only to believe that GOD wants to Bless us and then act accordingly. The basic problem within the Church today is the fact that the Church is full of Believers who do not believe. I am not sure about the heart of others ,however , I know that as for myself Life has made me a Believer. As I have experienced more and more of GOD’S Love in my life my belief has only grown stronger and my Love for GOD , and for others , more immense. GOD is indeed Good!!!

    Headed to the Well!!!

    I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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              I was reading in 2 Peter 1 1-9 where GOD will multiply Grace and Peace to us through our knowledge of HIM and HIS SON JESUS!!! GOD is certainly Good!!!

     What Peter is writing is that we can Know increase in GOD’S favor toward us by increasing our Knowledge of HIM. As we grow ,in Love , into children of GOD we can expect GOD’S Favor to come upon us with ever-increasing regularity. As we become stronger creatures in our Faith ,and  act accordingly , we will Know , without doubt , that GOD is working through us. Everything we put our hands to shall prosper. Everything in which we do, which lines up with the Will of GOD ,we will see realized with a sense of a Power greater than we possess. Thank you JESUS!!!

     That is a fairly simple pattern to follow to realize the promise of GOD’S increase. Just grow in GOD!!! Imagine knowing as you wake each and every morning that as you increase your knowledge of GOD HE increases HIS Favor on you. Regardless of your occupation in Life you will succeed due to the fact that GOD is with you.Glory!!!

    I know that  GOD is a promise keeper. What the Holy Bible states that we can do; we can do!!! As Christians growing in our Faith we only need to receive the Blessings which we have been promised and then share them with others. In this manner we can assure ourselves that we will know the increase, not only of HIS grace and Peace , but of HIS unconditional Love as well!!!

   Headed to the Well!!! May GOD’S Grace and Peace be upon you!!!

   I love  you!!!!!!! Mark

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       I was reading in Exodus 15  22 – 27 where Moses and the Nation of Israel had been given a manner in which they would obtain good health.  Verse 26 states  ”  If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your GOD and do what is right in HIS sight , give ear to HIS commandments and keep all of HIS statutes , I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians . For I am the Lord who heals you . ”  Glory to GOD!!!

     What a simple way in which to be healed ;  stay healthy!!! All we need to do is to listen and obey GOD !!! Does this mean that we will never be unwell ; nope , however, it does mean that as we develop an intimate relationship with GOD we develop a Hope in which, as long as we cling to HIM , our sicknesses will never last . He is the Lord who heals us!!! Amen!!!

     Today we have many examples to base our Faith upon when it comes to healing . Medical science will even agree that if a person feels well in their mind [soul] the chances for recovery from any sickness is far greater. All we need is the confidence that comes from knowing HE is in charge!!!

      When JESUS fed the thousands what we received was a picture of multiplication of loaves and fishes.  In my humble opinion what they represent is the Greatness ,Fullness , and Sufficiency of JESUS to meet the deepest needs of our souls to a point in which we will never hunger again!!!  It is this satisfaction in our souls which allow us to claim victory , not only over sickness , but over death as well!!! We just need to believe!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

        Going for a walk in the prophetic realm!!! I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading in Hebrews 11 vs.1 where Faith is the substance of things that are Hoped for and the evidence of things which we just can’t see. Not that we hope for Faith ; that our Faith is the substance of our Hope. Glory!!!

   I remember reading once where a Monk had argued the proof of GOD by stating ” what on earth could be more logical?” I can imagine JESUS , just the thought of JESUS , would bring Hope to any soul in need . Once that Hope is realized then Faith takes root and is grounded in our minds as fact!!!   This principle operates at any level in our lives. We believe based upon our experience. If  I , as a child , never had sat in a chair ,yet, in my mind begun to believe that the chair would hold me ; then I have developed Faith. When I sit in the chair I am placing my Faith into action. I am giving my Faith “works “. From that point forward I never again doubt that any chair could hold me. I am moving in complete Faith. GOD is Good!!!

     As Christians we have a responsibility to walk in Faith.  If we desire a certain outcome for our lives then we must at first picture that outcome then speak it into existence ,and then know that the desired outcome has already been procured in Heaven!!! We must believe!!! We must develop a Vision in our minds and know ,without doubt , that the Vision has come to pass. Without a Vision there is no Provision!!! Amen!!!

     Going out and walk in Faith tonight. I want people to see me walking in this Way so they will want to walk this Way as well!!! It has gotten rather cold here in Kissimmee ; however , someone is bringing me a jacket . I don’t know who and I don’t know how .I just know!!!

    I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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The Circumcision

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              I was reading in GENESIS 17 1-27 where GOD had established a covenant with Abram by where in which every male was to be circumcised in order for them to be confirmed in the covenant.  Circumcision was to be a sign for GOD to know HIS people . GOD states that this covenant in the flesh is to be an everlasting covenant . GOD wants to know that HIS people have “cut-away” the unclean flesh in their lives. Glory!!!

      Abraham and Sarah were blessed with new names that day. Names have meaning and Abraham wasted no time in circumsizing  all the males in his family that day , even the ones who were not born into his family- but bought!!! They had been purchased for a price and now fell under the Abrahamic Covenant !!! Thank You JESUS!!!

   Colossians 2 vs. 11 states ” By whom also ye have been circumcised – ye have received the spirit  typified by old by circumcision. With a circumcision not performed by hands – by an inward spiritual operation . In putting off , not a little skin , but the whole body of the sins of the flesh – All the sins of your evil nature. By the circumcision of CHRIST – By that spiritual circumcision which CHRIST works in your heart. ” Amen!!!

    For those of us who have accepted CHRIST JESUS we have Good News. We are circumcised!!! Here in the “Church Age ” those of us who truly believe that CHRIST came as a man and died for our sins have been bought by CHRIST and we are in covenant with GOD through HIM. CHRIST has Redeemed us!!! Male and female alike are under an obligation to accept this spiritual circumcision in order for us to be known by GOD as HIS people .  I Hope that GOD hears me shouting-I believe , I believe , I believe!!!

      Feels good to be Redeemed!!! I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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   I was reading  in Genesis Chapter 3 where Eve and  “the serpent” were having a discussion about what GOD had promised to Adam and her should they eat a certain fruit . GOD promised death!!! Our GOD keeps HIS  promises!!!      

   In Genesis 3 4-5 Satan goes as far as calling GOD , our GOD , a liar . Satan tells Eve that she will not die if she and Adam should eat the fruit . She bought into that falsehood ; I believe according to HIS plan.      

    In my daily walk I find that more than half of my acquaintances are suffering under a delusion that somehow our GOD does not keep promises. Nothing could be further from the Truth!!! HE keeps all of HIS promises. I am not saying that the folks whom I gather to are unbelievers , not at all. What I am saying is that there is more than enough evidence in our daily lives to know that GOD never lies!!! Everything which we find in HIS Word is Faithful and True . This includes the abilities which we posses as a result of letting HIS  Holy Ghost  dwell within us!!!   

     Some of my friends act as though they can not “speak into existence” so much as supper ; much less lay hands on someone for their healing!!!  It seems as though they have allowed Satan to convince them that GOD is a liar.   

  Friends , Satan is the liar!!!  He is the father of all lies !!!Do not let this world convince you otherwise . What we must do as true believers is to lead by example. You are in this world , however , do not be “of ”  it!!!       

       I believe ; I believe ; I believe !!! I believe GOD!!!!!!! Mark  

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GOD’S WILL ; OUR CHOICE

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   I was reading in Ezekiel 18 31-32 where GOD has no pleasure in seeing anyone die; HE would rather everyone be saved through the Blood of HIS SON!!! GLORY!!!

   Growing up I was under the impression that  the Will Of GOD was perfect and  that  when we accepted Jesus into our lives HIS Will was automatically set forth in our lives.  Nothing could have been further from the Truth!!! Salvation is the perfect example of how we as humans must ” COME INTO AGREEMENT” with GOD in order for HIS Will to become manifested in our lives.  Thank GOD for Covenant!!!

    I cannot imagine any situation where I would not want HIS Will ,and not mine , to be the determining factor in each and every daily decision. Sometimes I get sidetracked by the ever-increasing demands upon my time , however , I remember praying for a more fulfilled life . I got it!!! Thank You JESUS!!!

 Headed back to the well!!! Gonna “COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH GOD”!!!!!!! Mark

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CHURCH

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  I was reading in 1Corinthians  14 26-40 where Paul was speaking to the Church about the manner in which a congregation of believers should conduct themselves concerning gifts of the Spirit and sharing the WORD of GOD. I Love to hear a prophetic Word spoken over those of us in want of the Knowledge which GOD has for us and I am always in awe of tongues spoken which I may or may not receive as according to HIS perfect and Holy Will.  I may not understand everything which enters my mind  , however , I want to be in the Body of CHRIST so as I can ,  at the very least , retain  what I receive and hold dearly untill HIS appointed time of understanding!!!

      As for the role of women in the Church as outlined in verses 34 and 35 I am somewhat at odds with the author in as much as I want to receive all that I can from GOD from every possible outlet!!!  When men of the Church fail to stand up and conduct themselves accordingly I still  need to hear HIS WORD from someone!!! I spend most of my time with GOD outside of the Church , however , when I am at Church I expect Church!!! The real Shame comes from men simply not being men!!! If I am off course and am not going the right direction and GOD wants to run me into a wall or speak through my Donkey ; so be it!!!  Genesis 3vs.6 lets me understand how we are left to toil the ground when we  just stand by and allow women leadership roles. Adam let us down!!! Besides , Paul benefited greatly by the Love of the women in his ministry ; their Love for JESUS. I am of the mind that we can all benefit from anyone who Loves GOD and is willing to share !!!

      I am the Church!!! You are the Church!!! We are the Church!!!  I certainly welcome any gifts from a HOLY GOD who only cares about the welfare of HIS people !!!  I can feel a song inside of me just humbly begging to get out. Now that’s Church!!!!!!! Mark

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REAL CHANGE NEEDS LOVE

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  I was reading in Proverbs 6 16-19 about the things in life which GOD hates. To imagine GOD hating anything stretches our understanding of who HE is and who HE wants us to be , and,  gives to us both Realization and Hope in our everyday lives. We need to become like HIM!!!

    As I reflect back on what so far has been a very “interesting ” life I realize that without GOD I am lost!!! Most of the difficulties which have arisen in my life are born of those things which I hate most about myself.  Take addiction for example. What appears to be a never-ending battle with one addiction or another is merely a manifestation of how poorly I have dealt with my own character defects. Alcohol and drugs were never the problem!!!  Alcohol and drugs were tools which I used to runaway and hide from my problems. The easy way out only hindered my spiritual growth and clouded my reasoning.  I hate that about me!!! What blessed assurance to know that GOD has a Love for me which surpasses my own stupidity!!!

 Love never fails!!! Love never fails!!! Love never fails!!! GOD is Love!!!  To Love the Creator first you must develope a  Love for the creations ; one of which is you. As we learn to Love ourselves and Humbly ask HIM to remove our shortcomings we remove from ourselves any chance of action on our part which GOD might hate. GLORY!!!

 Going swimming today. Life always makes me happy as I dog-paddle around the Sea of Forgetfulness and draw closer and closer to HIM . With every kick of my feet I place my past further and further behind me!!! Soon and very soon I will just walk across!!!

   May GOD Bless!!! I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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PRAYER FOR ANOTHER

   I was reading in Joshua 3 14-17 where the Levitical priests stood with GOD [Ark of The Covenant] in the middle of the Jordan River untill the Israelites had crossed over into the Promised Land.  Led by GOD ,through HIS servant Joshua , the Israelites were able to leave the plains of Moab and come into their inheritance.

   In my humble opinion Moab represents Doubt and should be counted an enemy of GOD.  GOD’S people were stuck in Moab just waiting to get into the lands of their forefathers.  They were on the brink of their promise , however , being stuck in Moab [Doubt] they required help from their priests to cross-over.  They needed Faith put into action.  HIS people needed prayer from another!!!

     Oftentimes Doubt can cloud our Faith .  Does the presence of Doubt remove the Love of GOD???  Absolutely not!!! We can count on GOD to always be there in our time of need!!!  We might just be in a moment of “wilderness” and need prayer help from another placed in our lives for that very purpose!!!

    We who live in this time should have no Doubt about HIS Love for us. Since the time of JESUS mankind has not witnessed as many miracles, signs , and wonders!!! GOD is with us!!!HIS Love is everywhere!!!

      If you are having a difficult time in your prayer-life ask GOD to help you with that issue. Be specific!!! If your Faith is currently strong please take the time to pray for another.  Someone may just be stuck in Doubt and in need of your prayers to cross-over into their blessings.

     There is reason for praise and worship when you leave Doubt!!! Just look at the blessings which befell Ruth!!! We should be so blessed!!!!!!! Mark

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