Restitution in the Father’s House➕

God bless to all of you, today’s blog post I will speaking on a word that God has put in my heart.The Holy Spirit directed me to read and read again the parable of the prodigal son. This parable is over preached, studied and spoken all the time and it’s reason has a lot to do with the message that brings forth; a message of mercy, love and forgiveness.

However, in today’s post the message won’t be about that; it’s a message about restoration and healing. Now when I mean restoration I’m not speaking about financial restoration nor restitution as his story starts that way but in the healing and the freedom that the prodigal son received.

The prodigal son’s parable has similarities as the lost sheep parable. Both the father and the Shepherd rejoiced in seeing his son and sheep found and brought back to them alive. While both parables lets us see the consequences of the going with our wants and the desires of the world, the prodigal son’s parable gives us a more in-depth look into what was going through his mind.

“Not many days later; the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living”

One thing I have noticed today , well in my generation is this. I remember in my younger days that my way of thinking was “once I hit 18th ; I’m out of here. I’m free to be who I’m supposed too; live life the way I want.” Once we hit the age of eighteen we try to devour life the same way that the prodigal son did to his inheritance and that has brought or will bring consequences to our lives. Why, you may ask ? Because we try to live life to the fullest without the principles that have been provided over the years by our parents; we try to find fulfillment in materialis or pleasurable things. I have been fault to that way of thinking; I burnt myself out trying to please the world, when there is no way of pleasing it.

God, in his mercy has provided for us parables or situations in the Bible where we are confronted with our way of thinking. The prodigal son found no solution in the world, instead he found bondage, emptiness and destruction. When will the time be where this new generation will be able to see that fulfillment does not come in the form of being famous nor being settled into a career nor is it going through life as if it were going to disappear but instead of searching for that fulfillment in God. I have seen the impossible become possible when we allow God to enter in our lives.

“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:21‬ ‭

The prodigal son found his fulfillment after being set free and restored in his father’s house. Being restored in the place that corresponded to him not someone else, found his freedom when he understood that he had failed his father just as many of us have failed God in many ways. God has been and will always be a faithful God; while his creation will always be unfaithful until he comes. And still he loves and restores us when we are not worthy of such mercy.

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A sincere repentance

In the New Testament we are introduced to a complex character named Judah Iscariot. He is the predestined person who would commit the ultimate betrayal by selling Jesus Christ for a few coins. Judah is a character that is complicated for me as I was never able to grasp his intentions. In the book of Mark we are given the list of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, however, it’s until the book of John that we are given knowledge about this disciple.

He is described as the betrayer of Jesus Christ but also as the treasurer of the money for Jesus ministry. It was during the anointing at Bethany where; Mary the sister of Lazarus anoints(cleans) Jesus feet with an expensive perfume that its cost would have been a years income at that time and dried them with her hair. The Bible is pretty spot on when it says that “from the heart speaks the mouth” and we can see the truth in this verses,

5. Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? 6.” This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the money box, and he used to take what was put in it.”

In Judah’s heart above any other feeling was greed for the money. His lack of love for the poor or needy but instead his desire for more money was his downfall later on.  Judah’s small failings lead to open doors for bigger and evil influences that destroyed his life. Jesus in the book of John identified his betrayer in the washing of his feet and the last supper.

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For he knew who would betray him; therefore he said, ” You are not all clean”.

The disciple Judah at the last supper after Jesus Christ said “it is to he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it” and who else than Iscariot. It is stated in the Bible that Satan entered him and after being given the bread. Judah had the possibility of  being saved as the rest of the disciples, however, his greed for the money and him not having a true repentance led him to commit suicide by hanging himself.

In the book of Matthew and Acts,  the Bible gives us details of what happened to him after the betrayal. In verse 3 of chapter 27 of Matthews the Bible says that Judah was remorseful after seeing that he was condemned but it doesn’t say that he had repentance in his heart and wanted to change his way. God works in a sincere heart, in a heart that is open to change. Our iniquities and sin is forgotten when we open up our heart to God and allow him to visit and change us.

In today’s service God restored a family and spoke to a youth that visited us; knowing what transpired it makes me want to work more for God. Let us have a heart full of repentance so that the Holy Spirit may work in our lives.

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P.S. I hope that you like the new post for the series Called with a Purpose. See you guys, in the next post. shalom🕊🕊🕊

The Brook🌾🌾💦💦

God bless,

It has been a couple of days since I posted on my blog. Since those days a lot of good and bad things have happened; maybe these days are helping me and my family be stronger and rely on God more.

On Friday night we had night watch service at our church and God spoke through my preaching and the preaching of another sister. How many of us are so arrogant that we forget that from dust we were created and to dust we will go back. Something that resonated deep within me as a few years back I was that type of person. God has molded my character a lot since then but I still need to be molded more. Arrogant people are so hypocritical of every single thing but they never see theirs own flaws. One example that we can find is Jonah; when God decide after all not to destroy Nineveh after they repented. He was filled with anger because God changed his mind  but he was not able to see his own shortcomings. But that is not what I will be speaking about this night; How can we defeat giants?

Last blog post I wrote about Jael the wife of Heber the kenite. How God used her to bring the rupture in King Jabins ruling. One thing that I can attest to with certainty is that when we preach our words compromise us. We are tested to see if what we preach we are able to live it. I told you guys that God was and still is doing wonderful things in our lives; my parents were blessed with the opportunity of buying their own home. It’s something that has been asked for; for a long time. Our faith has been tested to see in different aspects and the biggest hit that we receive was this Saturday.

The owner of the house where we have lived for 9 years; has suddenly decided to kick us out giving us a notice of only a month. Did we expect it? The answer is no we did not; however we know that God is control. He opened doors that were locked for my parents; and he allowed this to happen to test our faith in him. The Bible is pretty clear in the saying that not only from bread will man live. We christian need to rely foremost in God; everything that has happened in this couple of weeks it’s according to the will of God. My pastor in today’s preaching spoke in 1. Kings 17; where Elijah declared the word of drought for Israel given by God.

“Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.””
‭‭I Kings‬ ‭17:3-4‬ 

The word says that he was fed by ravens during day and night until the brook dried up and later on; he was sent to the widow that only had a little bit of flour and a little of oil. The situation or trials needs to get worse before getting better. There has to be pain, hopelessness and fear before the blessing is able to come. Right at this moment we are in the unknown; I do not know where to start but the first thing that I did was  ; I gave this unto the Lord. He will guide every step of the way just as he guided Elijah. My only resources at this moment are my knees, my mouth and the word. The word will sustain me and nurture my faith, my mouth will give praises for God’s blessings that are on the way and my knees will seek his voice for guidance in for every step of this situation.

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P.S. On Tuesday I will be posting the third post in the series” Called with a purpose” don’t forget to stay tuned 🗣🗣🗣🗣and remember that in the midst of everything God is there🕊 After all his is Jehovah Jireh and Jehovah Nissi⚔️🗡➕

 

The Unseen🌒

God bless everyone; tonight I will speaking about a woman that the Bible does not give much background on; however she was shown as a victorious woman. This is during the years that Israel was under the rule of Jabin King of the Canaanites after God sold the nation of Israel because they had been doing wickedness in his sight.

 And she said, ” I will surely go with you. Nevertheless the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman” Jud 4:9

God had commanded Barak to lead an army of 10,000 soldier to fight Sisera who was the commander of Jabin king of Canaan. Maybe it was fear or self-doubt that made this man delayed in doing then order that God had commanded for him; that gave the opportunity not only for Deborah but also an unknown woman named Jael to come out as woman of valor and victory. God had called Barak but in his lapsed in making the decision; the glory of the victory for the battle would be bestowed upon a woman.

“Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.”
‭‭Jud‬ ‭4:21

One thing that I want you to get from this post tonight is that God calls but when we disobey his command or call it’s not a good thing. Many times the calls that God makes to us it’s to glorify himself through us. Barak in a moment of self-doubt let the honor of being know as the person who defeated Sisera be given to someone else. You have to grab the opportunity when it presents itself. As I have testified before; there have been moments when I have felt like quitting because of the responsibility that comes with being a leader. However God has always in one way or another spoken to me to not let cowardice take from me what he wants me to have. Jael was a woman who saw an opportunity and she took it; she fooled the enemy with kindness and made him feel comfortable and safe; before she obeyed God’s command.

Grab with both hands the opportunity that God presents to you. This series we are talking about being called with a purpose but at the end of all; we are the ones responsible in doing what is necessary. Jael’s actions made her be known in the Bible as a victorious woman; that did not let fear nor self-doubt stop her from doing what needed to be done. That action gave Israel  the boost they needed through God’s help to destroy and defeat King Jabin and his rule.

You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone

Fear of the unknown or unseen stops our calling; it’s time to break free from those chains that keep us prisoners in our own self-doubt and insecurity. Rise up to the occasion as Jael and be known as a woman or man who is victorious in God’s eyes. The enemy rules over what we give him liberty to; stop that and rise up to the unseen and the call that God has put in your life.

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P.s. Thank you from the deep bottom of my heart for being in this joyful ride with me in the unseen and unpredictable. Yesterday I received the notice that my blog has 108 followers; when I started this blog was because had put in my heart to do it and I let fear, doubt and insecurity stop my growth for a year. I have decided to put my trust in God that he will provide a way not just for me blog but for me personally in every aspect of my life. Thank you so much; I really appreciate it🤗💕💕Shalom🕊🕊

Blessing within a Curse🗣➕

Dios les bendiga,

In today blog post we will be starting a new series named “Called with a Purpose.” Where we will talking about major and minor characters that God used to manifest his glory and bring blessing and destruction to his people and what  we can receive from this lessons for our daily walk with God. The series will be not in order as this is how the Spirit will lead not how I want.

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I’m pretty sure many of you know the story of the non Israelite prophet from the book of Numbers named Balaam that God used to speak blessing upon the nation of Israel. This was during the times when the nation of Israel was being guided by Moses through the desert those forty years. God had commanded Moses to not fight the kingdoms of Edom and Moab. The Moabites are descendants of Lot( Genesis 19: 36-38) and the Edomites are descendants of Esau the brother of Jacob( Genesis 36:9).

Now Balaam was asked by King Balak of the Moabites to curse the nation of Israel as he had fear the Israel would take their land even though God had commanded Moses to not attack them and they were obeying God’s command. The King sent messengers with bounty(money) to pursue Balaam; however this one asked God for permission to curse the nation of Israel. God denied his request of course and he in disobedience left to go to the King. God sent an angel to stop his trajectory and as he was spiritually blind he could not see the angel but his donkey could (Numbers 22:21-30) and spoke to him after being mistreated by him three times.

“Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?””

What ‭‭grabs my attention every time I read these chapters in the book of numbers  is that this so call “Prophet” was not an actual prophet; he was one of those false ones that had a bunch of different gods. Their blessings or cursing were considered prophetic truths back in the day by their Kings and the people. God used a false Non Israelite   prophet to speak blessings upon Israel; the opposite of what King Balak wanted. And the choices that King Balak made  brought consequences to the descendants of Lot.

You might not be the most spiritual person there is. You might be starting your walk with God or might have fallen and are just restarting in God’s path. But I hope that you are able to grasp from this message that God’s uses and calls whoever he wants. He calls the weakest, the frowned upon, the sinners and the less intellectual not because he is not able or doesn’t want to use those qualified but because he sees the potential and need in the less. Your ministry might not be the biggest nor the flashiest one; however God called you to that ministry. You might be reaching the ones that are looked over. One thing that I have learned through this and my walk with God is that; the Lord puts certain people in your life to guide you. God used Balaam to bless Israel and used Balaam’s donkey to save Balaam’s life as the Lord’s ire was so hot because of the disobedience of the prophet; he was going to be killed if not by the donkey.

“The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.””
‭‭Numbers‬ ‭22:33‬ ‭

Later on in the story we see that even though Balaam was not able to curse Israel, he instructed the Moabites to seduce the Israelites with participation in worshipping Baal and their immorality. His death later on probably was not pleasant; God’s used for him it’s pretty astonishing. Don’t dismay and continue walking on where God has instructed you to walk or lead.

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P.S. Please be tuned in, I will be writing about a lot of characters and the purpose for their calling. Let me know what you think down below👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻I will try to post more often😊😊💕💕 however this couple of months I have been swamped at work and working pretty late that is one of the reason I have lost contact with y’all. God bless 💜💜💜and happy Fourth of July to my American brothers and sisters in Christ if I do not post before than.

 

Fighting 👊🏻👊🏻💪🏻💪🏻⚔️⚔️🕊🕊📖📖

In the morning of yesterday the Lord revealed a symbol that maybe it was only meant for me but that I want to share; however what I can only remember from that picture was set upon set of arms as they were preparing for war giving strength and reassurance to each other. To be truthful I don’t quite remember much just that picture with a black background but one thing I was able to feel from it; was strength, perseverance and peace.

I’m not an interpreter of dreams nor do I try to make myself seem as one. I lack a lot of the qualities that are necessary to be used by God in that way but deep in my heart I know that the post of today is a message for someone out there that is needing it. While I was at work today; it was brought to the front of my mind the image or picture that I had dreamed the morning before; it was so clear but it left so quickly that I was not able to grasp the whole picture. But it brought to my attention the book of Genesis and as protagonist it brought Enoch.

Genesis 5: 24

” Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”

The Bible does not speak a lot about Enoch; as you can read in the Bible verse that has been posted; he was a human man who  walked with God and in the ways of God. Now as many of you know Enoch comes from the lineage of Adam the first man created after God’s image. But the question that burns into my mind is; how can the son of a man walked with God? How was he able to withstand the sin that surrounded him? Was he a righteous man?

And a conclusion that I have come up with is that Enoch walk with faith. His faith was set upon the Lord and it did not move from him. To be given the privilege to be taken by God because of his walk is an amazing feat there has been no mention in the Bible of someone like Enoch. Enoch walked with the peace of knowing that he had the God of Jacob, Abraham and Adam; he had someone omnipotent and almighty that would always fight for him. His perseverance in his walk with God brought a bigger blessing then he could have ever predicted, and it probably it was not with his strength that he fought the battles that he had to fight but with Gods.

You who is reading this blog post, are you putting your armor of God? Are you walking with faith, strength, peace and perseverance? Knowing that the one beside you is bigger then any foe or trial? I’m just a flawed humans being  was born in the times when this earth is crying out from the amount of sin that is in; but daily I want to strive to walk that way. Might I be able to accomplish it? To be truthful I do not know but what I can only do is strive each day to be a better me and to always remember God’s command.

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Face to Face with Mortality➕➕➕➕

God bless you all!!!!

This Saturday was a glorious day as we celebrated the baptisms of 5 members of our church that decided to give their life completely to God. It was a day of celebration as this members decided to be born as new creatures in Christ. We went to Jordan Lake in North Carolina and the day was beautiful. God moved in profound ways in the lives of these five members; three which were adults, one was a teenager and one a child of 11.

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Many people have an encounter with God. One of the females that got baptized; last Sunday  God baptized her with the Holy Spirit as this was what she had been asking him for quite along while in prayer and fasting. Many people will criticize and have something to say about this but it’s a blessing to be able to be granted that opportunity that does not mean it makes the person in any way more special that just means that you have another type of intimacy with the Lord.

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However the enemy was not happy that these lives were taken from his grasp as he chose a moment that God allowed for a teen to almost drown when he was swimming in the lake, It was a moment that even the people who were in the lake where in shock because no one knew how it happened. One moment he was swimming fine and another he was under water for quite a while before everyone came out of the stupor and were able to move. It was by God’s mercy that he is alive as when the two men that rescued him got to him he had been under for about two minutes this was after he had gone down and came back up 3 times yelling for help.

It brought all the congregation and everyone around us a moment of face to face with mortality and actually God. Because that experience made us analyze our spiritual life and see how our daily living with God is. I wish i could explain and let you guys see the reaction that this has brought to me. It’s time to get ourselves together with God; because at the end of all we are just dust that will go back to the earth but our soul at the end will either be in peace and slumber or in eternal suffering. I’m not a religious freak but it’s time to get ourselves right with God and actually start preaching the word and living the word how it’s written not how we want to interpret for our own needs and wants.

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P.S. Overall God is Good and his mercy and grace is never ending. We saw God’s hand move today in a big way in the lives in not just the five that were getting baptized but also in the lives of all present.