Teamwork

The way of the cross is

them with all of my

Friends are not easily deceived by intentions. But they are moved by the I have in my for them. MC reminded us of all the times I did their washing for them until the numbers faded. We all had to wear numbers. No names. On our backs. Margaret said they should all be so happy they did not have to do their washing. But MC said they had to use black markers to mark our numbers again. But Margaret said how diligently I must have scrubbed for our numbers to fade. Indeed I did all the washing in our ladies group. Stuck in hotels. Not allowed to venture out the doors of the hotel alone. No camel rides. No swimming pool or my thumb will swell and my muscles cool down. The sun. Hey, I told MC that I was their washing lady. She did not smile.  

Catch us if you can.

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Teamwork.

The only way you learn this is from experience. Today, MC reminded us about our Five-Lady-Team teamwork policy. Each person manage their own scores. Do not go and disturb others and distract from their goal. To score. The total added score is the win. Five individuals. Different talents. ie Different ways of throwing the shot. Entering the pocket. In life she said, it is the same. No one person is the same. We are all different individuals with our daily lives.

She went on about the washing. But I told her they were all playing mar-jong. Not my kind of idling the time away. I used a whitener.

Teamwork.

The LORD gave me a lovely gift today and my friends allowed me to preach the cross this afternoon cos I earned the right by ing them all the years we have been friends. The way to a person’s   is to  them. One of us is quite sick and I will see her next week and pray for her and preach the gospel to her. The cost of the game. MC said we all have to take care of our health and rest. We have given too much of ourselves already. Honestly, it was really tough. Once MC got enough medals for the entire year by herself. And all the rest were just extras. She left and our National Coach from Australia, could not understand as she had done what we needed as a team to meet the HKSI Medal Tally Requirements.

As usual I am hugging all of them. We need to earn the right to be trusted with the  

Teamwork.

Catch us if you can.

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Teamwork.

This is not my essay for my SLR for my Global University Course, Great Commission Strategies,  in Biblical Theology. It will come in due course.

Life

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Tomorrow I get to meet with my old friends from when we spent decades and decades bowling together. With the gold also came times of tears. When you cry together, those are the times when the bonding happens. Through the tough times. The pain and the agony of defeat. The cost of the game. Heart-breaking moments. So, I will preach the cross to them. My old friends. Nothing has changed for them and for me. They know I have always believed in Jesus and love Jesus. I never entered into the temples they visited. I waited outside. I was the only one. Our entire team went inside except for me. In my Global University SLR, ‘Great Commission Strategies’. I am to preach the gospel three different times to different people. This is my chance and I will record it. Once Catherine threw her bowling ball and walked to the office and refused to bowl cos she bowled a low game which affected her average. It hurt so bad she cried so bitterly. Once in Hiroshima, MC cried in the lobby of our hotel cos we had a new coach and his method of coaching was so different from our Japanese coach. She cried bitterly as well. In the end they both left. We were in the top three and I was left to bowl on my own with Melody. She left as well. Then there was only me. There was a huge distance between me and the rest of the ladies. Champions are born. A lot of hard work and losing kills. The tears I have shed over one low game. Once, I had one low game and it cost me the cut. I cried so hard. Threw my pink skirt and screamed and yelled. It hurt so bad. And when I spoke to one of the well-known world renowned coaches, he asked me my final average. I told him it was only a 197 so I did make the cut by only very few pins. He looked at me and told me it was a very good average. He suggested only using one ball as I was using two. He said that the feeling in the hand is different and it should bring the average higher at once. And it did. I jumped immediately into the 200 average mark. Internationally. But the ten pin still eluded me. My shot was too powerful. That ten pin just stood there hurting my heart so bad. Solid. Last night in Chapter 7 of my IST it states that we earn the right to preach the gospel to those we love and have gone through the thick and thin together. Battle worn. When we get together, I am always asked if I am alright and when I say there are lots of aches and pain but it’s alright. Once MC found out that on a wooden seat if we rubbed the back or the side of our left leg against it, it helped massage our weary muscles. And she is right. I had found it out as well. Sometimes in church I use the side of the seat. The plastic to massage my arm and hand. Or rub it against it for my aching leg. We are the same. Same type of people. Our hearts. You would have thought it was the most important thing in the world the way we acted when we bowled. Yes, it was. It was our whole entire world and nothing existed but those pins and us. When pins were left standing we were shocked. There is no way we did not strike every single time. We bowled twelve games five days a week. On our own. Then there was four nights of HK Team practice. I could bowl with my eyes shut. That is when you know you have mastered the game. And hit the head pin and pick up the ten pin. Something wrong with that pin. Must have been offset. We get delusional. hahahahahahahahaha A time when the only thing that mattered was the gold. A silver meant we lost. Forgotten. No one remembers the one that came second. They only remember who the champion is. This is really true. We did not give ourselves this pressure. Proven fact. To have the heart of a champion only comes from the LORD. Champions are born. And then, bred. It was an honor to serve my country and to win so many medals for my country. It was an honor to meet all the peoples of the nations and make so many friends to let them know that this little island is just the same as the rest of the world. World champions are also from here. It was an honor to let the world know the name of my home and my people. If you have not fought battles together, you do not bond. This is sports psychology at its best. I never gave up and never will. It is not in my heart. I was born this way. God grew me this way. We learn from real life experiences. Given the chance of course. With real people with real hearts. Real tears. We gave it our all for our country and each other. When they needed to get the rooms changed, they would all come to me to speak to the manager as the manager would listen so I would go up and say that I was not going to leave until I got these room changed. Now. At once. We do not have the time and energy to argue about it. We are tired from our flights. And they did it. My team smiled. I was of some use after all. The men would not add me in the jackpot games as I would take the pot. Every single time. Ten pins was far too much for me. I am laughing. You should have seen the look on their faces. hahahahahaha I get far too many strikes. They used to say, ‘Are you for real!’ When I see Trisha she used to say how well I have done. These days she asks about what I am doing. What I have always wanted to do. It was hard and tough. It was not easy to win for my country. It was a great responsibility. In my heart was always to put this little island on the world map. And I did. So people would know us by our champions. And we all did. It was indeed a very good time of my life with all those around me. Supporting me. Teaching me how to get to where I hoped to get to. And did. Make a mark and a difference in the world arena. This is us in a nutshell. Without all the work put into it by those who know those who have dreams, I would not have made it. Like wise in any other area of life. Even our spiritual life. If you ain’t fought battle together, you ain’t gonna bond. Just wish our young ladies today would share the same heart as ours. But they don’t. It’s all about fun for them. Think the best example is when San San said we are not lap sap after she won a medal. I cannot remember in which country it was. We all share the same feelings. We want our little neck of the woods to be just as any other country. My friend Catherine told me to post my pictures cos I told her no one believed me. This picture is when I was only 115 pounds. I had not started gym work yet. Even then I was tough. They said it was like hitting a brick wall when they bumped into me. The next one was 139 pounds. All muscle weight. Muscles are heavy. You can see the legs are doubled. I was told by Michael, my gym coach that I needed to protect myself with muscles so I could bowl gently. It really worked so you see here this was without gym work so I need to force the ball but in the one below. Just gently tap it. Give it a tickle. A gentle one. And a lot of heart. And that ball comes back in from the seventh board and touch the head and kaboom. All gone. Except that ten. It’s all about speed and angles and curves and placing. A touch or in or deep. It’s difficult. And the ball of course as well. So I only got a 285 game. I froze. I am wearing really tight tights to help the muscles as I bowled so much I need a bit of help with the legs. So, really tight tights. They really helped. I have no stretch marks nor varicose veins on my legs cos of these really tight tights. It was such a bother to get them on. They are so small and so tight. See the tension in the first picture but in the second one, my Australian coach. Just relax and let it all go. But, he sent me to the gym. He knows a lot of rugby players. So, I looked like one in the end. But we all do. Tomorrow will be a great day. 21% body fat. Any less does not work. No power.

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Jesus, Our Great High Priest By The Order Of Melchizedek

Psalm 133
1Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
2It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
3It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore.

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CEDAR
se’-dar, se’-der (‘erez, from Hebrew root meaning “to be firm”; kedros): The ‘erez was in almost all the Old Testament references the true cedar, Cedrus libani, but the name may have been applied in a loose way to allied trees, such as junipers and pines. In Nu 24:6–“as cedar-trees beside the waters”–the reference must, as is most probable, be purely poetical (see ALOES) or the ‘arazim must signify some other kind of tree which flourishes beside water.
1. Cedar for Ritual Cleansing:
Cedar is twice mentioned as a substance for ritual cleansing. In Lev 14:4 the cleansed leper was sprinkled with the blood of a “clean bird” into which had been put “cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.” In Nu 19:6 “cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet” were to be cast into the holocaust of the red heifer. (For the symbolical meaning see CLEAN.) Here it is very generally considered that the cedar could not have been the wood of Cedrus libani, which so far as we know never grew in the wilderness, but that of some species of juniper–according to Post, Juniperis phoenicea, which may still be found in the wilderness of Edom.
2. Cedar Trees in the Old Testament:
Cedar trees are everywhere mentioned with admiration in the Old Testament. Solomon made the cedar the first of trees (1 Ki 4:33). They are the “glory of Lebanon” (Isa 35:2; 60:13). The most boastful threat of Sennacherib was that he would cut down the tall cedars of Lebanon (Isa 37:24). They were strong, as is implied in–
“The voice of Yahweh is powerful; ….
The voice of Yahweh breaketh the cedars;
Yea, Yahweh breaketh in pieces the cedars of Lebanon”
(Ps 29:4,5).
The cedars are tall–“whose height was like the height of the cedars”–(Am 2:9; 2 Ki 19:23); majestic (2 Ki 14:9), and excellent (Song 5:15). The Assyrian power is compared to–“a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a forest-like shade, an high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs …. its stature was exalted above all the trees of the field; and its boughs were multiplied, and its branches became long” (Ezek 31:3-5). They are in particular God’s trees–
“The trees of Yahweh are filled with moisture,
The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted” (Ps 104:16).
Doubtless as a reminiscence of this the Syrians today call the cedar `ars er rubb, “the cedar of the Lord.” The growth of the cedar is typical of that of the righteous man (Ps 92:12).
That cedars were once very abundant in the Lebanon is evident (1 Ki 6:9-18; 10:27). What they contributed to the glory and beauty of that district may be seen in Zec 11:1-2:
“Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the
glorious (Revised Version margin) ones are destroyed:
Wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.”
3. Cedar Timber:
The wood of the cedar has always been highly prized–much more so than the sycamore (1 Ki 10:27; Isa 9:10). David had a house of cedar built for him by Hiram, king of Tyre (2 Sam 5:11), and he prepared “cedar-trees without number” for the temple which his son was to build (1 Ch 22:4). Cedar timber was very much used in the construction of Solomon’s temple and palace, the trees being cut in the Lebanon by Sidonians by orders of the king of Tyre–“Hiram gave Solomon timber of cedar and timber of fir according to all his desire” (1 Ki 5:6-10). One of Solomon’s most important buildings was known as “the house of the forest of Lebanon” (1 Ki 7:2; 10:17; 2 Ch 9:16), on account of the source of its materials. While cedar was well adapted for beams ( 1 Ki 6:9; Song 1:17), boards (Song 8:9), pillars (1 Ki 7:2) and ceilings (Jer 22:14), it was suited as well for carved work, such as idols (Isa 44:14,15). It was also used for ships’ masts (Ezek 27:5).
4. Cedars in Modern Syria:
The Cedrus libani still survives in the mountains of Syria and flourishes in much greater numbers in the Taurus mountains. “There are groves of cedars above el-Ma`acir, Baruk, `Ain Zehaltah, Hadith, Besherri, and Sir” (Post, Flora, 751). Of these the grove at Besherri is of world-wide renown. It consists of a group of about 400 trees, among them some magnificent old patriarchs, which lies on the bare slopes of the Lebanon some 6,000 ft. above the sea. Doubtless they are survivors of a forest which here once covered the mountain slopes for miles. The half a dozen highest specimens reach a height of between 70 and 80 ft., and have trunks of a circumference of 40 ft. or more. It is impossible to estimate with any certainty their age, but they may be as much as 800, or even 1,000, years old. Though magnificent, these are by no means the largest of their kind. Some of the cedars of Amanus are quite 100 ft. high and the Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, a variety of Cedrus libani, reaches a height of 150 ft. The impressiveness of the cedar lies, however, not so much in its height and massive trunk, as in the wonderful lateral spread of its branches, which often exceeds its height. The branches grow out horizontally in successive tiers, each horizontal plane presenting, when looked at from above, the appearance of a green sward. The leaves are about an inch long, arranged in clusters; at first they are bright green, but they change with age to a deeper tint with a glaucous hue; the foliage is evergreen, the successive annual growths of leaves each lasting two years. The cones, 4 to 6 inches long, are oval or oblong-ovate, with a depression at times at the apex; they require two years to reach maturity and then, unlike other conifers, they remain attached to the tree, dropping out their scales bearing the seeds.
The wood of the cedar, specially grown under the conditions of its natural habitat, is hard, close grained, and takes a high polish. It is full of resin (Ps 92:14) which preserves it from rot and from worms. Cedar oil, a kind of turpentine extracted from the wood, was used in ancient times as a preservative for parchments and garments.
E. W. G. Masterman Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. “Definition for ‘CEDAR'”. “International Standard Bible Encyclopedia”. bible-history.com – ISBE; 1915.
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I was in deep deep prayer last night as I studied in my prayer closet like every night and the blessings to be poured forth to my daughters this morning came in these two verses. I hear the word the LORD speaks and the verses come to mind. I do remember being prayed over when I was a younger and well, it is funny how the same words pop up throughout Scripture.

I anointed my daughters today. My eldest had the oil of Sharon and she anointed the two and I anointed her with these two verses.

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The royal priesthood.

We first see Melchizedek in Genesis 14 who is a theophany of Christ. In Psalms 110 it says he is a prototype of Jesus. It’s funny as his name means ‘king of righteousness’ and ‘king of peace’. The priest of the God Most High. Then the LORD commands a blessing and sets up the Aaronic priesthood. Then we see Jesus in Hebrews 5:6, Jesus as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek, Prince of peace. Jesus who is our covenant partner who makes intercession for us. How Scripture interprets Scripture. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, 1 Peter 2:9. Today, after the service I put my hand on the back of my youngest daughter and it was very hot. And both her shoulders as well. I have to say, mine are so hot as well. So very very hot.

Tonight I continue to plod on in my reading of ‘Great Commission Strategies’. Chapter 7. I may even be able to complete one essay. I have decided to participate as a volunteer in the Alpha Course in my church, reaching out to the non-believers.

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Messiah will return and set foot on the Mount of Olives. Our great High Priest. From Genesis to Revelation, it’s all about Jesus. The LORD of our salvation. I was taught that it is the very ❤ of the matter when we study Scripture. Our ❤ must be changed from glory to glory in Christ, otherwise it is just head knowledge. What comes out of our mouth is from our ❤ . We confess with our mouth that Jesus is LORD.

I prayed during worship for open heavens. The open portal and the glory of the LORD to fall down upon them all the days of their lives and for all eternity. One by one. My children. Then, I saw the huge cedar tree growing up up up to the heavens. Indeed, I cannot make choices for them but things look good. Even Jo’s mum and dad wanted to anointed in these verses. My two grandsons were busy with a family activity. Someone was being baptized in St. John’s.

Take note of Jo’s banner. She is using two of the same colour banners but the presence of the LORD has reflected a different colour on her left banner on her right and. Purple represents royalty and the white represents light, righteousness and purity.

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I Blessed My Eldest Daughter With Every Spiritual Blessing Showering From Above

I We serve a God who never fails to amaze us. We were at worship this afternoon and I did something I had never done before. And then I did something else that I had never done before either. Think all this prayer is good for the heart.  We grow in our prayer life and pray the things that God chooses as we hear HIS voice.

Stayed in HIS perfect peace.
This is where I stood tonight. Stayed in the perfect peace of my Sar Shalom. I could have heard a pin drop. Honestly, my ears, hear the voice and the peace of the LORD. I bless my daughter with the blessings from my inheritance.

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For in amazement I started to pray for my eldest daughter receiving every spiritual blessing. Clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus the hands that lifts up the banners are lifted up with two holy hands but the banners themselves are covered in the light of Christ. Now, I am praying in the Spirit as He brings all to pass. And when I opened my eyes and actually looked, the banners were flickering in light. Yvonne later came and said that the banners were really beautiful. We both smiled. Love my children deeply and pray for them and hold them close to my heart where God’s blessings flow down from the very heart of the Father. Then I blessed her feet as she stands on holy ground all the days of her life. Now when I think back, I was blessed such as well. As she dances she will dance with Jesus. Him and Him alone. I saw in the spiritual realm the feet of Christ near her feet and hers moved in unison with Christ our LORD as HE led her in the dance. So, well, I thought that this would be it really. I had opened my eyes again and she really did look good worshiping Jesus in deep worship. And so I prayed more and to my surprise the LORD asked me to bless her with the full armor of God. Now you see, we did the study a year back and had to give a textual sermon and then a textual essay on the full armor of God. So this place is very familiar to me. Well, I prayed for the helmet of salvation and the breastplate of righteousness. The helmet protects her head. The mind that she possess is the mind of Christ Jesus and the breastplate will protect her from any fiery darts along life ardours journey. Having done that in prayer I opened my eyes and the smiles as she worshipped, in the light. The light of Christ Jesus. But then to my surprise it was a spiritual armor. In the Spirit realm. She is clothed in a Spirit armor. I therefore blessed her every step that she will take, is to be in the showers of blessings falling down from the heavens, the very throne room of Christ Jesus our LORD. We truly serve an amazing God.

Back to the reality of Luke 3 and all the questions as half of Luke 3 is the genealogy of Christ Jesus our LORD and the questions. Well, as long you have done the observation worksheets, you can answer the questions very fast. My hope is to complete Luke 3 tonight and all the questions of Lesson 2 so tomorrow I can move forward to the next three chapters of ‘Great Commission Strategies’ in my Global University Course and within the next couple of night get some of the questions done on my CRA, as well. In all of this, I learnt this. We have the authority but we must make sure that we do not abuse our authority and keep within the boundaries of the word of God, and those who know their God will do great exploits. I am amazed time after time after time.

Possessing Christ, Not Just Professing It, In Mind, Emotions And Will

Jeremiah 1:4 (ESV)

The Call of Jeremiah

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.”

Zechariah 12:10 (ESV)

Him Whom They Have Pierced

10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.

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I’m a seer. I was born a seer. Like in Jerimiah I was chosen. I see Jesus every single day of my life. I see HIM crucified on the cross, the LORD of my salvation. I see Jesus in the throne room in Revelations. My ‘one of a kind’ is so that for this generation the glory of the LORD reaches out to every single nation on this planet. This is God’s vision for me. For HIS glory and HIS only. When I worship in my quiet time with Jesus, I hear HIS voice and I see HIS face. When I worship at the altar in church touch the face of Jesus and I touch HIS glory. Whether it be at Christmas, the little Christ child, at Easter, the broken body of Jesus or every single day, Christ our LORD in HIS full splendour. This is my anointing. It does not change. I’ve been given a holy assignment to touch the face of God. To kiss the lips of Jesus. To dance with Jesus. Yes, it causes a ruckus as it is not what the devil wants. Anyone to worship Jesus and to touch the living God. A holy God. When you are called to this place, your calling is matched to the holy life or you die in this place. You die. Like the ones in the Old Testament. You had better have a good command of Scripture or you will die by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is an order and pattern from Scripture that will take you to this place. It takes guts and hard work to study Scripture daily and pray in your quiet place with Jesus. It takes guts to love not only Christ but those around you. And they, also go to this place. Indeed, this holy ground is a holy place and if in fact you do not want to lead others to this place in worship then, the altar is not a place in which you have been called to. The holy presence of the LORD. Do not play with the things that are consecrated and set apart as holy as God is holy and what is not set apart and consecrated is barred from entering holy ground. There is an order in worship. There is an order in heaven. And the twenty-four elders ….. we all know this verse. The question is whether each one of us has the tenacity and the guts to live a holy life. To possess in our hearts, Christ. The passion of Christ who went up to the cross, broke HIS heart so that we can enter into heaven and live for all eternity. Indeed the walk, the sanctification process takes a life time. Some get far. Some do not. The old nature verses the new one. If you talk to a child about the spiritual things of God. If you give a baby a piece of meat, they cannot eat it and it would make them sick. They can only drink milk and digest it. Babies are babies. There is no way around it. They need years to mature so they can eat grounded meat and not a huge piece of steak. The anointing I possess if the passion of the Christ. Christ in me. HIS calling for me is this simple. HE calls me to see the salvation of the LORD for this generation so that they know that HE is God. I am not God. God is God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. If you can’t hack it or be here, it’s fine. Take your time. But do not stop those who are in this place. It is the devil’s tactics to remove the holy ground from the church. Indeed, if you are not worshiping Jesus in HIS full glory in Revelations in HIS throne room then you have to revamp your relationship with Jesus. Diligently study the word daily for the rest of your life. Have quiet time with Jesus. Live a holy life. In mind and heart. For what comes out of the mouth is from the heart. And what is in your heart is in your mind. For I have the mind of Christ. I have the heart of Christ. I have the heart beat of Christ. And we, have all of these by which we possess the Christ in our hearts. I have come a long long way from my sixteenth year of Day by Day and I Don’t Know How To Love Him. We have come a long long way from that place. All of us. Do not take us back to infancy. We are standing in the full stature of Christ our LORD. Do you not know that right before us is the throne room of Christ Jesus our LORD. Do you not see HIM seating on HIS throne every time at worship. It is the LORD who seats kings and dethrones them for their prideful hearts to when they do not know the order of worship. Zap. You see it in Scripture. The ones left standing are there for a very good reason. Watchmen on the walls. They are seated in heavenly places. Right before the throne of Jesus. Are you jealous? You had better be cos if you are not in this place. Find it. In Christ. Not in man. In all the heavenly places with the LORD of hosts. The LORD of glory is in this place. HE is present at the altar of the LORD. HE is with us and in us. HE is for us and HE is a shield around us and surrounds us and protects us. The anointing does not leave a seer. Seers. Those that see God. We see Jesus. We touch the face of the LORD, Christ our LORD, the way the truth and the life Smile. Indeed, babies will be babies. But babies will grow up. Drink the water of the word and in time as you grow in the faith you will eat the meat of the word and you will be able to stand in a place higher than all your yesterdays. We serve only one God. We do not serve any idols. Anything made of this world. We serve a holy God. Be holy as I AM holy, HE says. And if you have this focus, you will see Jesus and touch HIS face and kiss HIS lips. If of course, you are called to this place. You know, we are. Too bad eh. Share. Sure, this place. Come with us. Come those of you who are heavy laden. The yoke of Christ Jesus our LORD is light. HE is our firm ground. I am blessed as my church grew us into the full stature. To touch the LORD. To feel HIS presence. To be covered by the Lamb of God. The unblemished Lamb of God. The once and for all sacrifice. I have no idea how far anyone can go. Only God knows as God knows the heart of man. The thing is to build the throne of Jesus and invite HIM to sit before us. HE does, every single time we worship. We have the tenacity to do this every time we worship. All of us. And not set up our throne and sit on it. Take the throne in which is in the heavens, and sit on it and say, I will sit on it like in between Genesis 1, verse 1 and and 2 when Lucifer decided to have a rebellion and decided that he wanted to take over the throne of Jesus. The gap between verse 1 and 2 is forever a reminder that he was the most beautiful and wonderful worship leader in the host of heaven but he wanted God’s place. When you study Scripture, you will find out what you can do and what you cannot do. God will take down the ones who think they are god. I smile here as we serve such a holy God that really as long as we all hang in there. Do you posses a sword in the spirit realm? I do. The LORD gave it to me. It was silver in 2005. Now it is gold. My hope and desire to get one in the shade of the Spirit. Do you catch a glimpse of the Spirit? I do. A quick and as a wink, I see Him no more. Don’t be a baby. The seer replies. The glory of the LORD is in this place.
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 Acts 19:21-41
A Riot at Ephesus
21Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” 22And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
23About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way. 24For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. 25These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. 26And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. 27And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.”
28When they heard this they were enraged and were crying out, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul’s companions in travel. 30But when Paul wished to go in among the crowd, the disciples would not let him. 31And even some of the Asiarchs, who were friends of his, sent to him and were urging him not to venture into the theater. 32Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together. 33Some of the crowd prompted Alexander, whom the Jews had put forward. And Alexander, motioning with his hand, wanted to make a defense to the crowd. 34But when they recognized that he was a Jew, for about two hours they all cried out with one voice, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
35And when the town clerk had quieted the crowd, he said, “Men of Ephesus, who is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great Artemis, and of the sacred stone that fell from the sky?f36Seeing then that these things cannot be denied, you ought to be quiet and do nothing rash. 37For you have brought these men here who are neither sacrilegious nor blasphemers of our goddess. 38If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another. 39But if you seek anything further, it shall be settled in the regular assembly. 40For we really are in danger of being charged with rioting today, since there is no cause that we can give to justify this commotion.” 41And when he had said these things, he dismissed the assembly.
The events in Ephesus have always given me great laughter ever since I was on the QE2 and it took me a week to ten days to break down this chapter into it’s original text and enjoy Paul’s story about a time he nearly got killed. The last is the greatest laugh of all. The main topic was idol worship. The goddess Diana. The Ephesians did acts of sexual immorality in front of her. Baal worship. From Sodom to Revelation 19, there is no change in this world. We are in the last week. To know the times and seasons in Scripture. There will always be a battle for the throne of God like in the beginning therefore whenever there is a worship of the King of kings and Lord of lords there will be rebellion and a counterfeit will try to set up his throne. It started all in the beginning. Let us complete this with Revelations 21. What a beautiful sight. Do you see it? I do. Do you see the pillars in our sanctuary? I do. The heavenly hosts. The angels.
Revelation 21
The New Heaven and the New Earth
1 Then I saw y a new heaven and a new earth, for z the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw a the holy city, b new Jerusalem, c coming down out of heaven from God, d prepared e as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, f the dwelling place 1 of God is with man. He will g dwell with them, and they will be his people, 2 and God himself will be with them as their God. 3 4 h He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and i death shall be no more, j neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
5 And k he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I l am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for m these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, n “It is done! o I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. p To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 q The one who conquers will have this heritage, and r I will be his God and s he will be my son. 8 t But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, u their portion will be in v the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is w the second death.”
The New Jerusalem
9 Then came x one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of y the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you z the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And a he carried me away in the Spirit to b a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 c having the glory of God, d its radiance e like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, f with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed – 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve g foundations, and h on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And the one who spoke with me i had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. 4 Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits 5 by j human measurement, which is also k an angel’s measurement. 18 The wall was built of l jasper, while the city was pure gold, l clear as glass. 19 m The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and n the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 And o I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city p has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for q the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light r will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth s will bring their glory into it, 25 and t its gates will never be shut by day – and u there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But v nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s w book of life.

Love My Children Deeply With All Of My Heart, The Gospel Must Be The Reality In Our Lives, Global University, The Work Of The Pastor, Great Commission Strategies, Biblical Theology

 

‘The Work Of The Pastor’ and now ‘Great Commission Strategies’. What a journey!!! Amazing ❤ how can this be. Profession and possession. The mind, the emotions and the will. And of course, I am also doing Luke. One book at a time if you are a pastor. In all of this really, really really really, we must be like Jesus. HE ❤ s them all. HE cried real tears. HE cared for everyone. As a mother to my little flock, it is my responsibility to make sure that my children are safe as they walk along this very long journey back home to our LORD Jesus who is the Christ, and finish and complete the race to get the crown of life.  I have been taught that in ministry, ❤ is the key factor. In these two courses of Global University, I find that Jesus just loved them all.

It’s just all about Jesus.

❤ my children deeply with all of my ❤

❤ covers a multitude of sins

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Professing Faith And Possessing Faith, Heart Knowledge Verses Head Knowledge

 

 

‘Tell The Truth’ by Will Metzger
Global University
Biblical Theology
CRA Assignment
Book 1

 the part where he proclaims that his life is an  affair with God.
I share this feeling.
   
Professing and possessing.

In Isaiah 29:13 ESV, it says
13And the Lord said:
“Because this people draw near with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

And then in Matthew 15:8-11 ESV
8“‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
9in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

What Defiles a Person

10And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Professing and possessing.

Isaiah 28:9-10 ESV
9“To whom will he teach knowledge,
and to whom will he explain the message?
Those who are weaned from the milk,
those taken from the breast?
10For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little.”

Life is so good all the time. God is good all the time. HIS

Psalm 133

A Song of Ascents. Of David.
 
1Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
2It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
3It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore
Y’all feel the oils from the top of your head falling down upon your face and arms and back. All the way down down down. The entire face if covered with the anointing oils. Like Aaron. 
❤ my children with all of my ❤
❤ deeply

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The word of God is yummy. We start Luke 1 in the morning. 

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Thinking of these two colours for 2017. Maybe another one as well. Light colours. So easy to break. I already broke three of the rods. Needed to replace them. These are lighter and easier to break. We all choose our own colours every year. Hear the voice of the LORD and HE is our guide in our choices. 

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