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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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Miriam's Song by Samuel Hirszenberg

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           I was reading in Numbers 21 16 -18 where Moses was ordered by GOD to gather the people so that HE may give them Water. The people of GOD , HIS chosen , stood along side of one 12 streams that the dried-up Well normally filled and sang a song to engage the Holy Spirit to bring forth water from the Well and fill the streams. The task of supplying water for over 600,ooo Israelites  was nothing when they acted in unison to engage their Faith. Imagine  the scene as the people told the Well ” Spring up , O Well” and the water overflowed!!! GOD is Good!!!

         Friends , we should have that kind of Faith!!! Moses had come out of Egypt a runaway and found provision at the  Well of  Midian to , years  later , leading his people to another Well of provision!!! In both cases what JESUS was offering was Hope for the Hopeless and rest for the weary. Provision for those in need!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

    In my humble opinion the Wells in the  Old and New Testaments  represent Prayer , and ,what comes forth from the Wells is the Holy Spirit . GOD showing up in our lives to answer our needs. All of them!!! We just need to act on our Faith. If striking a rock brings forth Provision we need to be clobbering rocks , if singing to a Well brings forth Provision we need to be lifting our voices!!!  Regardless of our position in life should the priest daughters need help we need to draw water for them!!! Whatever GOD ask us to do we  need to be obedient and just do it!!! GOD has a plan for us ; we need to understand that plan and partake of the Living Waters in our lives!!! Amen!!!

    Warming up today .I think that I will go and jump in the Jordan!!!

   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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    I was reading in  Exodus 15 1 – 21  where Moses and Miriam and all of the Israelites were so happy for the children of GOD who had been delivered out of Egypt that they began singing!!! Verse 13 states ” In your unfailing Love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In your strength you will guid them to your Holy dwelling.” GOD is Good!!!

   You must know that the Israelites were extremely happy at that moment!!! They had been brought out of bondage; they had found a freedom previously unkown.Glory to GOD!!!

     Real and true Love , such as GOD’S Love , Agape love, has  direction. There is a purpose in Life for Love , therefore a definite path by which that Love can travel!!! As we go through this life and find our own purpose in Life it is never without the Love of GOD which we can strive for that purpose. Love is not just an emotional response to a given situation. Love is a real and valuable tool in which we should use to help us deal with life itself on a daily basis. As GOD has Loved us we should reach out ,in Love , for all of those in our possible grasp.We should even go as far as loving those who do not feel as though they need our Love, and , even those who consider themselves enemies. We should live in Love!!! Amen!!!

    What a BEAUTIFUL day today!!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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        I was reading in Numbers 11  where Moses was consulted by Joshua [vs.28-29] about two men who were prophesying in the camp. Joshua wanted Moses to stop them , however , Moses replied ” What ,are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all of the LORD’S people were Prophets and that the LORD would put HIS Spirit on them!” What a wise man Moses was!!!GOD is Good!!!

      As I move through Life on a everyday basis and see those things in Life which I see , my only wish is that everyone who Knows CHRIST JESUS would be able to do the same!!! To witness HIS Love and then spread HIS Love freely. I know that if the children of GOD would just start acting like HIS children that the world would soon become quite different!!! Amen!!!

   In my Humble opinion the world in which we live could use a few more Prophets. Moses was surrounded by Elders ,who for the most part , Knew how to be obedient. They waited upon GOD for their direction in Life, and , the Spirit of the LORD was upon them. Thank You JESUS!!!

   GOD gives us Power to deal with this wicked world in which we live. We need to do so within HIS guidelines in order to be successful in life. We need to be Prophets who ask for HIS Favor in moving forward in each and every decision in which we make in life. None of us want to eat “bad quail”. When we are called by GOD to gather , we need to gather!!!

     I am so glad that the new year is here!!! 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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Dan River

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   I was reading in Judges 6 36-40 where Gideon questioned his call from GOD to save the nation of Israel. He needed a sign from GOD in order to move forward in his calling. He needed to know that his faith in the process was well-grounded.

  Many of us today are in that same boat . We may not want a wet fleece but we need an outside assurance from someone or something other than ourselves to clarify what we know in our hearts is from GOD!!!  Why do we need a sign??? ; who knows.  I would like to think that some of us move slow in our callings simply not to alarm others in our lives.  Still yet , some of us may feel as though the time is not right for any drastic changes ; not that our faith is not strong ; we ourselves may not be ready. Somehow , someway we must overcome these feelings of doubt!!!

    There comes a time when we must listen to that inner voice in our hearts ; know that it is of GOD , and step out accordingly.  It would be selfish of us to not share the LOVE that is within us with others when we know that LOVE is really all we have to give that has any meaning in HIS purpose!!! When we walk in HIS calling there are no wrong steps!!!!!!! Mark

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