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John 18:40

“Not this man,” they shouted, “but Barabbas!” (Now Barabbas was a insurrectionist.)

 

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Sorry I have been missing this couple of days but I been sick and things have happened. Today we are going to be talking about a story that many don’t pay attention to it and if we do we overlook it. I’m pretty sure the majority of us have seen the Passion Of Christ. I just love that movie I think the actor who portrayed Jesus was pretty good at it; it has become the film that stayed mostly true to the bible. But there are a couple of scenes that touched me and makes me cry when I watch it. But today we will talk about a certain scene and passage in the bible that I have overlooked or just makes me angry and confused and a lot of more emotions when I see and read it. That scene where Jesus is presented before the crowd  and Pilates asks the people of Israel to choose who they wanted to free; a criminal( Barabbas) or Jesus.

As soon as the chief priests and officers saw Him, they shouted, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”

Let’s focus on  Barabbas; he was a criminal( a murderer and a rebellious man who didn’t obey authority.) The Jews chose this man over the one that was healing and doing miracles because he called them out in their hypocrisy and religious behavior. In one side they had the Truth and the Way and on the other side they had Sin. Why would the jews free someone who after he was freed he most likely would have continue to be the same.? I never dwelled in that passage because I just saw the injustice of what was being done to our Savior, but now I have realised that the Father allowed this to happen because he loved Barabbas, in that moment he was still a sinner but still he loved that murderer and sinner of a man. He chose for the people of Israel to freed Barabbas because first of all if he had died without Jesus sacrifice he would have gone straight to hell without salvation. I mean we do not know what happened to him after he was freed because the bible doesn’t tell but Jesus had to die to give him the opportunity for repentance and salvation and to bring salvation to all of us.

Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me unless it were given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed Me over to you is guilty of greater sin.”

Something that always boggles my mind is that Jesus even knowing that his Father was not a simple thing he chose to go through it. I mean if I were in that position I would have begged and pleaded. Let’s be truthful we might think it’s easy but we forget is that his suffering was multiplied by the amount of sin he was carrying upon his shoulders when he was crucified. Can you imagine the level of pain that he went through when he was flogged and whipped. It say in the bible that his face and body was disfigured; chunks of meat were being pulled. I can’t imagine going through something like that and then when you are crucified that your father’s presences leaves you because of the amount of sin that is in your shoulders.

Matthew 27:46

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

We like to say grace, mercy and salvation is free but we forget the painful sacrifice and the blood that bought that. We take for granted what was bought through pain and blood; and we do with it what we want. We forget that in the old testament a sacrifice had to be done for the transgressions of sinners it wasn’t lightly. It say in the bible that Job sacrificed lambs for the transgressions of his family. Yes, Jesus came to do the ultimate sacrifice for you and I; but that does not give us the right to do whatever we want with it. Lets appreciate and change for better.

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P.S. Shalom.

End of Times❓❓❓‼️‼️🗣🗣🗣🌎🌎

2 Chronicles 7:14

” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

This verse says it all; nowadays we are going through so many situations in this earth that we can’t find the solution. We says it’s Global warning for the hurricanes, fires and earthquakes that the earth is going through. We says racism, prejudice for the violence in our cities and countries. We say corrupt governments and politicians for the homeless, orphans, hungry people in the world. But we never say that if we let go of our pride and really seek God with all our hearts and turn from the wickedness that we love to do; he might heal our land and our people. As I was watching in the news this week three more hurricanes will impact United States bringing more catastrophic events to this country. America, the World, you and I have turned our backs to God and we have done whatever pleases us. As I was talking with one family member and she was telling me that God is a God of love and he will never let us suffer; It came to my mind that he would if he saw that we need it. For example we have the Israelite’s; they were sold to slavery or captivity by God I can’t even remember how many times😳😳😳that should tell you something; why you’re probably asking yourself.  Well it was because they were a rebellious nation; they did what they wanted. One moment they were worshiping God and the other they were worshiping pagan idols.

That’s what the world has become; when we are in dire situations we cry out ” God Help Us” but when our circumstances are going good we forget and immerse ourselves in carnal pleasure, vanity, money, violence and much more. We forget that our God is the same God of Israel; he is not just a loving God as how many of you see him and portray him. He is a God of wrath or doesn’t it tell you in the bible what he did to 2 sinful cities; he burned them down because he grew tired of those cities wickedness.Stop labeling our Father, Our God as vanilla because he is not just that side. Preach the Word as it is in the Word not for your convenience. Repent and pray for your cities, states, nations, neighbors and even the world because it is written that there would be signs before his coming and I believe we are starting to see it.

Luke 21:25-26
“There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves”. 26″Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken”

Many of you might not like the way I’m talking about this but I’m tired of pastors, evangelists and regular christian people speak only about love, grace and prosperity.   They have forgotten to speak the Bible as it is; not just what will fill your churches up and your bank account. We have made our father’s house a market for our gain. Didn’t Jesus preach about the end of times? Didn’t he teach in parables about it? It is good that we preach about love and grace but instead of just speaking about it act upon it. What is happening right at this moment I truly believe that is a wake up call for the Church as whole; because we are separated instead of united and we are slumbering instead of being awake and prepared. Does it mean it gives me joy that hundreds even thousands of people will be homeless, in shelters and without money or food; no it does not. The hurricane Irma will hit in North Carolina which is the state I reside in. I’m not afraid because I believe in God’s covering and I have faith that he will guard us from danger; but we are united in prayer in our household and church for those states that this hurricane is going through. That God will be taking control and guarding his children all of them. Let’s unite in prayer every night, every moment that you have a chance to pray for 1 to 5 minutes or more every single day. God is asking his church to wake up; let’s arise each day with more faith and strength. Let’s pray more for our neighbors, nation and world that God be touching those hearts that are off his path.

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

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P.S. God bless Everyone & Shalom🗣🗣🙏🙏💕💕

Dream as Joseph…

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This blog post will be different. I want to say that whoever reads this post today, tomorrow or days to come will be able to understand and empathize with a race that the only thing we were looking for was a better life for our family and children’s.

As many of you have heard through news outlets today a big decision was made by the president of this country. That affected 800,000 millions of DREAMERS and I’m one of those 800,000 people.

I was brought to this country pretty young and with no knowledge of the language, culture and even weather. My country is a country that is in the middle of Central America; it’s not big nor small. However poverty and violence has increased in the mainland for various years. As I was saying when I was brought to this country I was young; I had to learn the language of this new country that would become my home. This country is suppose to be “Christian” that helps the needy and gives freedom to the millions of people that reside in it. I was wrong, my parents were wrong and even the world is wrong. Where is the love and the Christianity in this country that blames millions of children now adults for the faults of ignorant parents no actually hopeful parents for a brighter future for their sons and daughters. Where is the Christianity where people scream, rant or yell offensive remarks to people of color, race, religion or sexual orientation.Where is the love in the million of republicans and democrats that with their words insult and degrade a whole different race just because they are different. Has nobody learned from the history that the Bible teaches. Has no one learned from World War II that was initiated because of the misconception of the nazi minded people had on the Jewish race. Or from the Israelites slavery for hundreds of years.

In this moment I’m Joseph in the land of Egypt not knowing what God has prepare for me. There are over 800,000 millions youth, adults that are in fear because of the decision that was taken today. Am I worried? To be truthful I’m not. My faith is in the God that I serve and he is the mighty God that freed Israelites from the clutches  pharaoh. He is the God that gave them a whole nation. What I am is sad for this country because they are digging deeper into a whole that they won’t be able to get out. Don’t you know that many of the people that are DACA are christian youth and adults. What I want everyone to know and understand is this; we have a bigger God then your hatred for a race that has done nothing to you. We work hard for the things that we wear, use and eat. My parents have work all their lives providing for us, they have paid taxes in every single thing in this country. Why are we discriminated just because we are human beings with needs. God protects his children in their time of need and I truly believe he is doing that. What I am is sad and sickened of a humanity that discriminates just because of color, race, religion and even sexual orientation. In my heart of heart I love every single one of you. I just hope to provide the words that God has put in my heart and mind to write to you. It depends in your part to accept those words and change your way of life if you truly accept that there is a living God that loves you and wants you.

Many people in the world not just America are narrow minded. They think they know everything and they judge based on their emotions and opinions without seeing the human side of it. They are so egotistical, prideful, haters and discriminatory but still the Lord wants to work in their lives. Sometimes I wonder why hasn’t God destroyed this awful earth that at the end we are just a waste of space in the whole galaxy but then in my mind I would remember that verse where Jesus reprimands his disciples for their outrage because a village rejected the savior.

“And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

“But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.”

For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. ” And they went to another village.”

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The only thing left to do for us to do is to pray for this type of people. I also catch myself in the act of being that type of person sometimes. And the Holy Spirit reprimands me because I won’t change a person through hate, violence and racism. But through love, kindness, meekness, joy and all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. I pray that God touches your lives and opens your eyes not to just your own needs but those who don’t have the same privilege as you. And I hope every brother and sister in Christ unites in prayer for this decision that OUR president took and God bless his life and family but most importantly that he continues to guide him and has mercy on him. There are millions of brothers and sisters in need in this country that serve the same Living God that you do. The only thing that has protected them from this troubling waters has been his mercy and mighty hand.

I want everyone to elevate from this racist and insignificant mentality that we have. That the problems of others are not our inconvenience. Do something, open your mouth, write on your blog, make a video, protest peacefully but do something. Don’t stay in the same mentality choose love instead of hate, meekness instead of being prideful.  Show humanity and compassion to the one in need. We dreamers are your neighbors, lawyers, school teacher, bloggers, some are your kids best friend and are your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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via Daily Prompt: Elevate

Redeemed through Love & Grace🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🗣🗣💕💕👏🏻💜💜

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I don’t know how to start this blog. It shames me in the deepest part of my heart to talk about this but I can’t let this moment pass and not talk about something that has affected my spiritual life since I was in my teens. What can I say sometimes we get ourselves in a pickle or the enemy uses anyone or anything to bring you down from where you at.

Seems like all I can see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”

Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave

 

My life has always been entwined with the church I was raised there and I can’t find myself nowhere else. My love for God can’t be taken from me, I love worshiping him, praying to him and spreading his word through actions, words or testimony. Since I was a child the Lord had spoken that he had separated me since in my mother’s womb. He called me as a prophet and youth leader since an early age; however insecurity and friendships in youth took me through a path that I should have never known or had gone through. What I’m going to talk about it’s a sequence of things that happened for one single reason.

 

I was Raped.

 

Many people use this phrase  for popularity or for compassion; I use this phrase because it happened to me and I want to let anyone know that there is a God that redeems and Loves with undying grace. I was about 7 or 8 when a family member came to visit our grandmother; during one of the times she wasn’t home and my brothers where at a neighbor’s house playing soccer; he raped me. I  never in my life have I felt such shame and hatred towards someone. I never told no one; not even my grandmother who was my guardian during that time. I was brought to the United States as a young child I was about 9 almost 10 . During the first three years of my move here; everything was good I felt safe; but I still had the trauma and nightmares. I wasn’t able to let anyone hold me down because I would react in a murderous rage. I started touching myself at night as a way to prove to myself that I was still pure that he hadn’t taken one of the most important thing. It was a battle that I would continue for years.

 

Enter high school years; by the 3rd year I was deep in depression. A friend of mine got me hooked to the erotica genre. But by then I had already seen and done things better left to not have done or seen at all. I had watched porn, I had masturbated and all of this things happened for feeling like I wasn’t worthy after what happened in my childhood. My nightmares had receded; I was going to church and was active but I was lying to myself. I masturbated at night because it brought me pleasure and a feeling or being secure and powerful of my own body. But at the end I felt shame for having done that. We know what the bible says about sexual immorality;

 

1. Corinthians 6:18

18.”Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body”

 

 

There were moments that I felt as the liar in the world. Sometimes the holy spirit would touch me and I would start speaking in tongues and stuff but I felt as if i was doing the greatest sin because I still was going through this purpose and it has been put in our heads that we need to be perfect; so I started to subject the holy spirit. I would not give him the freedom to move in my life; and that was the worst thing I could have done because at the end I was crippling my healing.

 

1.Corinthians 6:19-20

19.”Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;20.you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

 

 

But at the end the God I served event though I betrayed him daily and rejected his sacrifice would not leave me alone. There were moments in my life that I would scream and cry out because this thing that started as innocent in some people standards became an addiction that would not let me go. It had sunk its claws in me and there were moments when I thought I was never going to be free. I’m not going to lie and say that there have not been moment that I haven’t lapsed but most of the times it has been because I have gotten comfortable. I’m not praying as I should be, or not fasting and even reading my bible. There are moments when I’m my lowest that I want to give up and God is there beside me saying; ” Don’t give up my daughter, you are almost to the finish line.” yes life is not easy and this path is not also and maybe we feel like we are alone in this race or battle and we focused on how big the problems is that we forget that we have someone much bigger and powerful at our side.

 

 

Exodus 15:13

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.”

 

 

Don’t let the enemy win; he wants to the destroy God beautiful creation which you and I are. See what is happening in the world; the world is full of violence, sex, sexual immorality, addictions and the prince of this world will continue to fill this earth to the last speck of dirt with abominations to the Lord. This earth was beautiful, humanity was beautiful but during the course of it our decisions have let us through a path that was never meant to be walked on. Now through his grace we are redeemed and given salvation. I hope this post helped you know me a little bit better and if you are going through a similar situation I pray that you find the words, comfort and courage here. God bless.

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P.S. I have decided to change the name of the Blog. It’s going to be called”Reedemed” let me know in the comment section what you think. Shalom.