Revelation➕⚔️

Good Afternoon 

I really do not know if I should write about this but the Holy Spirit is leading me so I will be obedient; and tell you about the experience I had this morning. I do not know if this word is for one of you or this word is for myself or my church in general,  but I hope that this word gives you the confirmation that you need if it’s for you. 

God speaks in so many ways and for me this morning he spoke to me through dream that felt more like a vision and he gave me the name of the book, chapter and verse for a message. I’m waiting for confirmation of course but something inside of me it’s telling me to write about it and share it with you guys. I’m not that person who is spiritually all the time and God rarely uses me in this area but when it’s from God; whatever he shows me comes true. 

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!””
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭14:13‬ ‭

There are many who don’t believe that God can use you this way. I remember I wrote a post about limiting the Holy Spirit- No limit to the Holy Spirit– you can find it in the archives; however God can you use in ways you have never imagined if you allow yourself to be used but remember that there is always a price to pay to be used that way. The men and women of God paid  the price to be used in such a way but this generation in that area is lacking. 

 This morning  God spoke to me in the book of Revelations  chapter 14; but the specific verse that he gave me was verse 13. I’m my dream I’m at church and the pastor is preaching but I’m hearing this sentence being said repeatedly in my ear Revelations 14:13. I woke up around 7 am for work but I was let known our offices were closed due to the snow storm that came through yesterday in NC. So I went back to sleep and God gave me this dream, and I kept hearing just that word so I grabbed my bible and started to read chapter 14 of revelations and it talks about the 144,000, message of the three angels and the harvest of the earth.

The first two messages pretty much speaks about the 144,000 that were not contaminated through the false allegations that the beast is Christ and the judgement that will come upon the earth.  We are in the time where false doctrines are raising up and poeple are being lead astray from the true path of God. What are we doing in not letting that happen. Are we doing what has been commanded of us? Or are we letting opportunities as well time pass by without doing what has been demanded that we do.  Maybe you are thinking that you have no word to say or that your insignificant to other big preachers, leaders, worshippers or just general church members, if God has called you is with a purpose. You are not meant to be what they are and I have learned that the hard way. Each one of us have a different ministry but that does not make us little. Stop seeing yourself as others see you but start seeing yourself as God sees you, something precious and something powerful in his eyes. 

P.s. I hope that this message if it’s for you, has spoken to you. Let’s continue to pray for the church worldwide it’s time to wake up and do what has been commanded of us. Many will be lead astray but it’s our job to prevent that from happening. Reach out to your community by praying, preaching and spreading the word that God has put in your heart. Thank you for supporting this blog, many of you have commented on my posts that God has spoken to you through them and you really don’t know how much that means to me💕 Shalom🕊

As you can see I love the snow, being sick didn’t stop me from going out and playing as also taking pictures😂🙈

We got about 15 inches of snow and it’s still snowing 🌨

Change the way you Praise and Persevere 🙌🏻

Hi! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, today I want to bring a recap of what was preached on Sundays service which was pretty bomb. This is something that I can give testimony that it works, but only if you are willing or open. 

Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”

Exodus 3:3-4Have you been to a place where the atmosphere is so heavy; that you feel like you’re suffocating?. At first, you start getting a really bad headache as if someone were to be smashing a hammer to your skull. It’s a terrible and painful feeling that while I’m praying sometimes its impossible for me to go deeper into the prayer because of that feeling.  The atmosphere is so heavy nowadays that sometimes it feels as we are fighting against a wall of darkness.

It’s in that moment that you got to persevere in your prayer, worship or trial. It’s in that moment when the breakthrough might happen or you have gone a step higher then before. I been dealing with this type of issue in my prayer and so so in my worship ; sometimes it has become difficult for me to pray. There are moment when I feel like I can’t deal anymore and I probably only just say “Heavenly Father” and three to four sentences and stop. But there are moments that instead of backing away I persevere in that prayer and there’s a breakthrough moment in it; where I can just feel God’s presence.

A few months ago I was called by God to the pastoral ministry and in the youth revival service about three Sunday’s ago; it was confirmed. I am not going to lie and say that I’m not fearful of the calling that has been given to me of course I am, being a pastor is such a huge step but most of all a huge responsibility that God gives you. You are been called and anointed to bring people into God’s path but also be an example of Christ and his love for us.

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1. Corinthians 10:13

This verse reminds me that God will help in whatever situation that might rise up; there’s so much incredulity outside and even within the Christian faith. When I was called to be the youth leader so many obstacles rose up, but I am so grateful for them because I was able to grow and mature not only personally but also spiritually. Becoming a pastor would bring those obstacles or trials 2x harder then before but I know God has my back and he will not let me go.

Your worship is so fundamental that it disrupts and even confuses the plans or attacks of the enemy. Worship in the midst of trials and in the middle of blessings; worship when you don’t feel like it and when you feel like doing it. Combine your worship and prayer together and you have a nuclear bomb that will overpower the enemy and it’s attacks. Your worship as your prayer makes God move and show you the unexpected.

Exhort 🤔or Love💕?

Hi,on today’s blog, I will be speaking about something that I have been struggling with within me and in my ministry. This topic has been in my mind to blog about for a long time but I just never felt that it was time yet and yesterday while I was watching a Christian blogger; God was speaking to my life.

John 13:35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another

In the book of John, Jesus left us this commandment to love one another as he has loved us. But if we ask ourselves this question, do we really love one another? I’m asking myself and wondering if I really love my brethren, family, and friends or it’s just a fleeting feeling of attachment. To love like Jesus loves we need to show compassion, mercy, kindness, trust but most of all have a deep love for God.  However, Christians or believers(myself included) we have a bad habit of thinking that exhorting or saying what we think is right that’s how you show love. Unfortunately,  we have a rep as critics and hypocrites; and that’s not because of God but because in our human thinking we impose our views and rules in each other.

Jesus never imposed rules upon us but he said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” He gave us the option to follow him and he gave us salvation by his sacrifice; through this, he has saved millions upon millions of lives. Now let’s ask ourselves this question, how many lives have we brought to Jesus.? One thing is to exhort in love and another is to impose your views. To exhort in love, you have to show mercy, kindness but most of all love to the person you will be exhorting. The book of Matthews deals with the exhortation topic by saying this,

15. If your brother or sister sins,go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector

I’m learning to keep quiet and pray before going to someone and exhort or give advice to. Why? well not everyone will be comfortable with the idea of someone else coming up to you and telling you what you are doing wrong. I know I’m the first one that will have a dumbstruck face and be thinking ” did she/he really said that to me” why? because as humans we have faults and sometimes one of those faults is pride. To speak with love I got to be filled with God’s love myself. If I’m going to exhort someone I got to show fruits myself first. The word says that by their fruits you should know them.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

One thing is to be tactful in the way you exhort and another is covering someone’s sin, there is a difference. I have made changes in my life this year that have brought a different view from last year. However, I was not showing the fruits of God’s love on my friends or family member’s or ministry-wise. I thought I knew better, however, God confronted me because I was seeing a decrease in many areas instead of an increase in his presence. Maybe; many of the things that were wrong could have been changed if I had just opened up my eyes to what God wanted to show me. God is a God of love, and every word that comes of my mouth or yours represents him. Maybe it’s the time to let God guide instead of thinking we know best. I don’t know about you but I will try my best. Shalom🌸🕊💕

News & Updates

Hi guys, I’m back today with a new post. Foremost I want to thank the ones that read my last blog post and had me in your prayers. As many of you know NC was hit with hurricane Florence and the trajectory that the hurricane had at the beginning my area was gonna be hit pretty bad. Unfortunately the hurricane only impacted most of coastal side so let’s continue to pray for the families that lost their home or family members in this Hurricane.

To be truthful I was pretty much at home; I even got a 5 day weekend. My job decided to close down because as I wrote on the top; the hurricane was going to impact us. I have a new post on the Called with a purpose series, which I will be uploading tomorrow; so come and check it out. But the news that I’m rejoicing over is that my second oldest brother who lives in my homeland country is coming to visit us in December. This visit is something that we have been waiting for, it has been 12 years since I last saw him face to face; God does have his perfect timing. I remember last year my mother receive a word of prophecy letting her know that all her children would be reunited; she believed but the situation looked impossible at first; my brother was working on a job that he had a contract on and secondly he did not feel as he would be given the Visa to come to the U.S.A.

He has been a missionary for a couple of years now, and that has also restricted his time in some aspects. To be more concise the time was never right. I’m really excited that he is coming over in December. This weekend I might be able to give you guys a new post as the girls from the youth ministry will be having a youth conference. The pastors and the leaders of the youth decided to speak to the youth about certain topics that are taboo within the church. Many of the youth have questions about topics such as dating, sex, identity crisis and much more. Not all are able to speak to their parents as the Latino community is more reserved than some but it’s something that we need to speak to our youth to grow closer to them.

We see so much damage to the youth and the bad choices that they make because parents do not get involved and the church either. It’s time to stop the world and enemy control the minds of many of the youth inside and outside of church but that will only happen when the church gets their hands dirty instead of maintaining that image of pristine white. I will have a summary of the topics and what type of questions the youth had and I might decide to take some pictures of the event; I’m still indecisive in that area. Well, that’s all my news and updates for right now; stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. Let’s not to forget to show love, compassion and most importantly mercy to those in need.

P.S. Truthfully thankful for all of you; thanks for following on this ride. I ask that you keep me in your prayers as I came down with very bad cold and been having a high fever and aching bones😷😷let me just say that when I get sick it’s just terrible. I seriously hope that it does not affect my health for too long but I’m declaring healing over my body🙏🏼🙏🏼Thanks!!Shalom🕊🕊🕊

What is in your heart? Guest blogger- Israel Ramos

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God bless on this beautiful day; today’s blog post I will have a guest in my blog. He is the vice leader of the youth ministry in my church. I asked that he transformed his preaching of Friday night to a blog post today as through his preaching all of us received on Friday night I also believe that whoever reads this blog will receive from the word .

In Mark 28:34, the word says;

And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.””
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To understand the message of tonight or today as God directed me to this bible verse to preach on youth Friday I will dwell in four things that we need to work in the ministry. In my work I met a pastor who spoke to me and the words of wisdom that he gave left an impact; he said that many of us have a title; however that most of all believers only say that they are christian and actually do not know their real title and purpose in God.  That all of us are called with a purpose but we need to submerged ourselves deeper into the waters to see the purpose that God has for us because what you might think it’s for you it could actually not be. The main purpose of this preaching or post  is not to only use words but also actions to describe being christ like but also to scrutinize your heart and find the purpose that you have been called to do.

One of the main points is you got to have HEART; you got to love God with all your heart and have a passion. When you love someone you want to let everyone know; you want to shout it out and that’s the same way it should be for God. However what we lack with God, we without restraint give it for the world or for things that have no meaning. It’s really beautiful the first stage of falling in love as you can’t stop thinking about the person that you are interested in or can’t stop talking about that person to family members, friends or even telling that person. How many times do you proclaim your love for Jesus to the unbelievers or the world? Do you proclaim it when you feel its necessary? When you remind yourself? Or all the time? As you are grateful for what he has done in your life. As humans we are fickle minded and also selfish it’s a flaw and work of the flesh but when we come to God we are created as a new creature in him.

Second point is our Desire in Proverbs 8:11 says;

“for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.”

in this verse it talks about wisdom but also our desire. Just by  having wisdom is better than having materialistic stuff that will not go with you at the end. The desires of our flesh or wants for things that are passing through will not help us in times of tribulation. One thing that King Solomon asked of God when he became king was not the riches of the world but to be wise in guiding the people of Israel and he was tested in the situation with the two women and the child in 1 of Kings 3:16-28. Wisdom will give you the words and strength to keep moving forward as also help you in times of need.

The third point is FAITH. In Matthew 17:20; Jesus chastise the disciples after encountering a man who  had brought his son to Jesus to be delivered as the disciples were not able to because of their lack of faith.

“He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.””
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Faith is an important aspect in our walk with Jesus; it’s through faith and grace that we are able to call God our father. Another example is the disciple Thomas; that after Jesus having presented/showed himself before the other disciples and him not being present he said he would not believe he had resurrected if he was not able to touch his wounds and his side.

“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believe”

Always remember that God has called you to the ministry; because you are able to deliver what he wants from you. Our faith could be as a mustard seed or a grain of sand so small, but God’s faith in you is bigger and more powerful than anything. Many times of our lives we have God showing us his love and mercy in each daily thing  but we still doubt him and his work.

Last point is Never Stop; doing what God has called you to do. It’s so important that you believe this and engraved it deep into your heart; their will be moments of insecurity, fear, doubt but God is always there in the midst of all. Keep moving forward and continue to grow where he has planted you and you will see God’s hand at work.

All my life I spoke or said that God was my Lord and savior; I let everyone know who he was but spiritually I never grew. I was not doing anything I was only seeing and hearing the words come out of my mouth. The first time I truly felt his presence was one time in worship. When I felt this warmth inside my body and I started to shout and praise; I realized that is not only through words but also action I will show of God. I started to do it more and more at church, home, work and that’s when I started to see the growth in my spiritual life. God started to use me in songs, preachings, motivational speaking to the youth. I’m not letting fear stop me; I’m asking myself daily what’s in my heart? Am I hearing God? Seeing him work? Those are my questions to myself but I ask that you go deep within your heart and scrutinize and ask ; What’s In my Heart?

P.S. Thanks to my brother Israel Ramos for this beautiful message that he brought to the youth and congregation on Friday; I believe that God will continue to use him more and more within the ministry of the youth as his own. I ask that you keep my family and I as well the North Carolina residents in your prayers as we are in the trajectory of hurricane Florence. I’m at peace in knowing that God is covering us with his precious blood; however there are people who unfortunately can’t say the same. Keep us in prayer I’m hoping that the hurricane will not affect badly my city as I don’t want to be without power😞😞😭😭but we shall see by tomorrow. God bless and I shall see you in next blog post, Shalom🕊🗣

Not Letting the Current Overwhelm Me🌊

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I’m finally back; and foremost I want to apologize because I had written on the last blog post that I would be posting my next Call with a Purpose post; however as I wrote on the post The Brook we are in a situation where at this moment most of the time to be truthful I do not even know how my days go by.

We have been on the search of a house to buy for quite some time now and many of the proposals that we have done to the owners of various house that we have liked; have not gone through. Maybe is because that is not the house that God has for us or maybe we were too late; I just know that my days are being spent on the looking for houses and work and church.

One thing that I have tried my best this two months is to not let the circumstances overwhelm me. There have been moments where I have shouted my frustrations as a release but mostly have prayed over them. In this river of life; we are thrown of balance by the things that happened around us or in us. I have tried to take my attention away from what’s going on by doing certain activities with the youth. For example; last monday the group of girls from the ministry we decided to go roller skating. I can say that I suffered that day; I fell so many times and broke a bunch of my nails plus ripped my dress on the back. I had a lot of fun that day though, so I cannot complain.Through the midst of this God has been there for my family and I seen my father and younger brother start to shake off what had them tied and unresponsive to God’s call.

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Overall this month of august has been a blessing as three members of our church got baptized two Saturdays ago. Those three members were youth that decided to take that step of faith and give their life completely to Jesus. I have seen growth within our youth ministry; we are seeing many of the youth that were asleep have started to wake up. It gives me such a joy to see all of this happening in my personal life and ministry. Glory be to God because he is the one that is working on the lives of this individuals and mine.

On the next blog post I will be speaking about Nehemiah and his call to build the walls of Jerusalem.  This will be the next Call with a Purpose post. Stay tuned, would love to hear from you. Let’s not forget to take at least a day off to reflect and appreciate the beauty that God has left us in this earth. Don’t let your circumstances overwhelm you to the point that you are absent-minded from  your own life as I have been. Go out and smell the roses or fresh air and thank God that we are still here today to give glory to him.

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P. S. Two days from today I will be guest blogging again from Ms. Callie Susanna’s Blog https://calliesusanna.com ,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⚔️🗡➕