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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 1 Corinthians15  51-53 where the church will be Raptured to be with GOD . The field workers  will enter HIS Temple. GOD is indeed Good!!!

     Seems as though everybody knows when the Rapture will take place but me. I cannot go on-line without being inundated with false predictions from all around the globe.  In the book of Matthew 24 36-41  JESUS states that no man knows the hour HE will return . Verse 42 states ” Watch  therefore: for you  know not what hour your Lord doth come. ” Thank you JESUS!!!

      I know in my heart that it really is irrelevant when the “end” will be. I humbly believe that our “end” is near the moment we are born. I myself can’t wait to transition to my next life  , however , I will wait untill that time without much ado about nothing!!! Amen!!!

   When GOD spared Abraham with a ram for sacrifice instead of his son  we get a real glimpse of GOD’S grace!!! I see a need to always be prepared for the sounding of Trumpets. At that time GOD will “call out” HIS Church again. We are all going to be rejoicing. Hallelujah!!!

      Should I spot me a ram caught by his horns in a thicket I too shall have a shofar!!!

 ” In a twinkling of an eye”; Love it!!!-

  I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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         I was reading in 1 Corinthians 15   20-23 how CHRIST JESUS  is the firstfruits of those who slept. What an awesome sacrifice by an awesome GOD!!! Not only did JESUS come out of the grave , HE overcame death and others followed after HIM!!!  Matthew 27   52-53 states   ” The tombs were also opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised , and coming out of the tombs after HIS resurrection they went into the Holy city and appeared to many.”  Talk about fertility!!!   Our Lord offered to the FATHER  the ” early crops ” of what will be an awesome Harvest!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

   In my humble opinion the resurrection of JESUS should be celebrated everyday!!! What our JESUS did was fulfill all three of the Spring Feasts ; sacrifice on Passover , in the grave on Unleavened Bread , resurrection on Firstfruits, then HE gave us the authority to countdown the Fifty days untill Pentecost with a new expectation!!! GOD is Good!!!

      Before HE ascended to HIS Father JESUS met with HIS people and fellowships with them. HE ministered to them and then disappeared with a Promise. The Holy Spirit was on HIS way to be with us.  Pentecost has new meaning!!! Glory to GOD!!!

       Oftentimes the winters are pretty harsh here in Kissimmee ,yet , every Spring I witness new growth in both the natural and spiritual realms. GOD deserves the Firstfruits of that growth!!!!!!!

 Giving GOD a wave offering !!!

 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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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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I was reading in Luke 10 1-24 where JESUS is telling HIS disciples how blessed  they were for being able to witness what they had witnessed and to hear what they had heard. They had in-fact walked the earth with the living GOD.  All Seventy-Two of them had gone out, two by two , and went throughout the region and did HIS work and had returned happy and full of JOY.Glory to GOD!!!

We ,the now living , are just as Blessed!!! We live in a world in which all of it’s peoples will soon bow down before our LORD. In our generation we will see the triumphant return of CHRIST JESUS!!!In our generation!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

I can not imagine the Evil which perverted the world in it’s beginning to a point where in which GOD destroyed all of the living , save Noah and family , with a flood . Things must have been pretty bad indeed. Spiritual uncleanliness must have  been at an all time high; untill now!!!Praise GOD!!!

Our GOD does not tolerate the type of Evil which is in the world today without giving us a Knowledge of HIS inevitable judgments which HE promised will follow.We are so Blessed to be living in these days. There may be a few hardships in this life ,however , for those of us who choose to overcome this world , Joy is on it’s way. JESUS is coming again!!!!!!! GOD is Good!!!

We have the same Power which those disciples had!!!I’m going to use mine!!!

Headed to the well!!!

I love you!!!!!!!  Mark

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