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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 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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TRUE POWER

   I was reading in John 1 11-13 where JESUS gave power to man to become Children Of GOD.  All that we need to do is receive HIM. Glory!!!

     As I make my way through each day I simply wonder at anyone who could not accept someone who states ” Come to me , all of you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens , and I will give you rest. ”  Now there lies a promise made in Heaven!!!

     The more  I see of this world the more I understand why GOD will have to destroy it !!! The “spiritual” has polluted the “natural”. Wickedness abounds!!!

       In Revelation 8 vs.1 I read where The LAMB [JESUS] opens the seventh seal and there is silence  in Heaven for about half of an hour. Can you imagine that??? Silence in Heaven. I myself will be silently rejoicing; screaming inside ; “THANK YOU JESUS!!!” . By the Grace Of GOD , enough is enough!!!

          I am so blessed by receiving JESUS into my soul. I have been given True Power!!! My name is written in HEAVEN!!!!!!! Mark

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OVERCOMING TRIBULATION

   I was reading in John 16 vs.33  where Jesus was speaking to those who walked with HIM about the woes which everyone in life faces. HE tells them to be of good cheer ; that HE has overcome the world. Thank GOD!!!

   There is nothing new under the SON. Today brings each of us our own unique tribulation. In the natural and the spiritual forces both seen and unseen are set up to help or hinder us depending upon our choices. Revelation 21 vs.7 tells us that those of us who overcome the world inherit all things and we become Sons Of GOD!!! What a GREAT promise!!!

      How do we overcome this world ? Simply by becoming like JESUS!!!  Asking GOD to dwell within us we can share in the same characteristics of CHRIST!!!  When we ask the Holy Spirit to reside within us we are still human , however  , GOD is able to use this human vessel to do HIS works through us . With GOD working through us we become new creatures!!! With a daily practice of allowing GOD to dwell in us and work through us we can overcome this world as well.

   JESUS did not say that HE was going to overcome this world. HE stated that HE already had done so. JESUS at that time had the characteristics which we need to overcome the world. HE was human with GOD dwelling within HIM!!! To overcome this world and it’s tribulations we need to strive to be like CHRIST!!! Every morning I urge you to pray for the Holy Spirit to dwell within you that day!!!  Overcome!!!

   Mid-July in Kissimmee. here lies evidence of possible storms in our lives daily. I think that I will go check the clouds and see if I can see JESUS. I can certainly hear HIM coming. It is a lot like the sound of Silence!!!!!!! Mark

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THE JUDGMENT OF GOD

 I was reading in Matthew 22 1-14 where Jesus likened a wedding feast to the Kingdom Of Heaven. The king in question had invited the nobility of the land to his son’s wedding. On the first invite those who were invited did not seem fit to come. Some of them beat and murdered the slaves which he had sent to give out invites the second time around. The king responded in-kind. He sent his troops out and they eliminated those who had taken his invite lightly and had murdered his messengers.

        A third time the king sent out invites to the banquet. His slaves were told to invite all who they could find who were willing to attend, good or bad.The wedding hall was full when the king came in to greet his guest, however , he noticed that one of the guest was not wearing a wedding garment. It was customary in those days to honor the host of a wedding by being properly clothed. He ordered the man thrown into darkness.

     The king’s examination of those whom he had invited to the banquet represents judgment!!! In Revelation 3 17-18  I read where Jesus is telling nobility [the church ]  to “get over themselves” and to purchase from HIM white raiment so they can be properly clothed before GOD!!! Ever since Adam took out his sewing kit for the fig leaves mankind has needed a manner in which they could stand before GOD properly clothed. Sin has us wearing the wrong outfit to the feast . Thank GOD for JESUS!!!  I can see the history of the Children Of GOD in this parable!!!

    I ain’t much for ” dressing-up”. Seems to be more about vanity than practicality , however ,  I have my wedding garment purchased for the feast!!! Good News seems to begat Good News !!! I didn’t have to pay even one denarius!!!!!!! Mark

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