The Beginning Of Our Walk of Faith!


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This was the beginning of our testimony of faith in 1994. We still continue to live by faith. If you want us to come to your church and speak, please contact us.

“Give away our home?” I asked.  The discernment that my wife Mary had was right.  This act of obedience was to be the biggest step of faith that has taken us to where we are today.

Our family of six, by today’s standards lived a very comfortable and blessed existence.  We owned a paid off, cherry wood furnished condominium in Miami Florida. (SEE THE ATTACHED “SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE IMAGE”)

I had a successful career with a major Hispanic television network, and our future finances were almost secured due to family wealth.  God had bonded us as a tightly knit and loving family.  Yet Mary and I were terribly disillusioned.  Christianity, as we knew it, had become disappointing and…

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Utter Shame


Earlier today, an important hearing regarding the attack on Benghazi was being held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The parents of the Benghazi heroes who died fighting to protect the US consulate were about to speak.

Then, in a turn of events that’s disgusting even by DC standards, a number of the folks of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee stood up and walked out.

Apparently, they were either protesting or trying to show disrespect — either way, if there was any honor in their districts at all, this would end their careers.

I have modified the article, because political parties don’t matter, but the individuals who did this do

Spread this far and wide — their names should be known and shamed. If you live in one of these states you should write a complaint or make a phone call to their respective office.

Carolyn Maloney, NY

Danny Davis, IL

Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC

Gerald E. Connolly, VA

Jim Cooper, TN

John Tierney, MA

Mark Pocan, WI

Matt Cartwright, PA

Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM

Peter Welch, VT

Stephen Lynch, MA

Steven Horsford, NV

Tammy Duckworth, IL

Tony Cardenas, CA

William Lacy Clay, MO

if you are in one of these states, find these people on Face Book and write to them as well.

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“My Journey to Africa” by Sarah G. Alvarez


This entry in as essay written by my daughter Sarah Alvarez as part of a submission to one of her college classes.

In 2005, my parents uprooted my family to Kenya, Africa. Living in a third world country proved to be an experience that changed my life forever. At the time, I did not realize how much of a significant part of my journey it would become, shaping me into the woman that I am today.

Needless to say, as you can imagine, living in a third world country was a humbling experience. From the moment you step off the airplane you are taken back by the poverty that the people of Kenya live in. Kids roam the streets without shoes, families live in small shacks, and clean water is a luxury. On a day-to-day basis, food is no guarantee. Health is an afterthought, and survival is the priority. Many people watch the news and hear the stories of a third world country from their own home, and have the comfort of being able to change the channel and forget about it all. However, it is another thing to immerse yourself in that environment and face the true reality of what it is to walk in the shoes of the less fortunate in Kenya. People cleanse themselves with unsanitized water contaminated with bugs and bacteria. It is a rare luxury to have a shower, and an even rarer luxury to take a hot shower. The toilets consist of a deep hole in the dirt, and if you asked a local from Kitengela if they had ever heard of a refrigerator, their answer would most likely be no. Even living there, I cannot say that I fully endured the poverty that so many around me did, but in my year and a half in Kenya I experienced just a small dose of what life is and always will be for millions of people.

Initially, moving to Kenya, I don’t think that any of us anticipated it to be as difficult as it was.  Leaving the United States with just your parents, three siblings, two Chihuahua’s , and just a few bags is no easy task. We were leaving a whole life behind us. A life that we were all so accustomed to knowing. A life where we had our friends, family, and even small comforts that I soon learned to never take for granted. As time passed, we adjusted bit by bit through the culture shock, but I would be lying if I said that there weren’t any days where I stayed in my bed crying. I was home sick. I longed to see familiar faces, and to go about with my normal routine which I had in America. I wanted to eat the food that I usually ate, and watch the television that I usually watched. Adjustment was the most difficult task of them all, and I don’t think that I would have been able to do it without my family’s love and support. We helped each other through it all. Whether that being my hilarious brother trying to go out of his way to make his sisters laugh instead of cry, or even just being homesick together, it helped tremendously.

Finally, the impacting realization that I took away from this experience, was that I came to see how grateful I am to be an American. So many of us take for granted the little things that I have already described. Whether that is food, clean water, shelter, or other basic needs. But more so, we take for granted the very country we live in. We often do not realize that compared to so many others out there, we have it amazingly well. We need to be proud of where we have come from, and most of all, be thankful for everything we have been blessed with.

All in all, the experience of living in a third world country shaped me into who I am today for a number of reasons. First, my year and a half in Kenya humbled me greatly.  It reminded me more than ever how important my family is to me. Also, it has taught me to never take for granted being an American, our rights and the freedom that so many others would do anything for. It is important to give thanks every day for what we have, big and small. There is so much to be grateful for in the world, whether that is family, health, or maybe even just hot water and food. But it is our job to never, even for one second, take what we have in life for granted.

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Sarah Alvarez in Central Park, NYC, NY.

 

Spiritual Gift Activation Meetings


Emerging, Inc. has been activating people in them spiritual gifts for thirty years. God uses us to begin a number of home meetings worldwide and baptize believers in the Holy Spirit. Jose and Mary execute this by the impartation and activation of spiritual gifts, the raising up of the believer into their ministries, and their release to function within the local body.

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Activating believers in Nyack, NY to release the power of the Holy Spirit

Please contact us for spiritual gift activation meetings at your church or meetings.  emergingusa@gmail.com  or (305) 299-0633 to speak to us.

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Activating believers in Nyack, NY to release the power of the Holy Spirit

 

Revival Meetings


Emerging, Inc. functions in breakthrough, no agenda, Spirit led revival meetings.

We are spark igniters and fire starters in nations, cities, churches and meetings where God uses us in.

Emerging, Inc. operates in signs and wonders, prophecy, healings and deliverances.

Please contact us at emergingusa@gmail.com  or (305) 299-0633 to speak to us about setting up meetings with you.

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Navajo Nation Revival, Farmington NM

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Open Heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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West Union Ohio Conference

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Revival meetings, Nyack, NY

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Baptisms, Miami, Florida

 

Church Consulation Services


Emerging, Inc. offers consultation services to churches and or people on a plethora of Christian related matters.

Jose and Mary have been Christians for thirty-five years.

They have their own ministry Emerging, Inc. since 2004.

Jose and Mary have functioned globally in charismatic gifts for twenty years.

They had a church in New Mexico and are assistant pastors at Doral Vineyard in Miami since 2008.

They have been in the mission field for nearly twenty years living in Africa and the Native American Nations of the Southwest.

Next year they will move to New York to contribute in the work of revival in the north east.

Jose and Mary bring their vast spiritual experience to churches and people on issues such as church government.

Some of these are NT church theory in accordance to scriptures, church government, crisis and conflict resolution, issues affecting pastors, mentoring and releasing people in the use of spiritual gifts, and much more.

Please contact us at emergingusa@gmail.com  or (305) 299-0633 to speak to us.

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Pastors Breakfast, Aram, Kenya

 

Seamless “tailor-made” Bible Seminars


Emerging, Inc. crafts customized Bible seminars from expositional materials as an enhancement to your ministry’s needs.

Jose is an apostolic Bible teacher who has spent twenty-five years studying Scriptures in their original languages of Hebrew and Greek.

God uses Jose to demonstrate the Biblical patterns and foundations to the local church.

His passion is to take the precision of the Bible in its original languages and convey it in a simple way relevant to the 21st century believer.

We discuss the goals of your church and create a seamless “tailor-made” seminar just for you.

We travel out to your ministry globally by invitation.

Sample teachings can be seen at  http://bit.ly/181T7Rb

Please contact us at emergingusa@gmail.com  or (305) 299-0633 to speak to us.

Thank you,

Jose and Mary

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Apostolic Bible Conference, Maashuru, Kenya

 

Some Thoughts On Benghazi, The Twin Towers, and The Scriptures on This 9/11.


Photos are at the end of the blog.

As we commemorate 9/11, this is a bench in a nearby church where firemen slept during the search operation for the dead of the twin towers collapse.

Secondly, we commemorate the attack one year ago on the Benghazi, Libya American Embassy. The USA government, the most powerful and sophisticated in the world has offered one theory in one year as to why the attack occurred, mainly a You Tube Video.

Let us remember these two fateful events in American history, and let us learn the value of history, which is to learn from it, and avoid past errors.

There is no mention of the 9/11 attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Equally tragic to the Twin Towers, but for different reasons.

2 Cor 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

I say that the veil was taken away at my conversion. True, but the veil of double mindedness, vacillation between the old and the new creation, unbelief to accept and live God’s Word, has remained since 1979. My face has not been uncovered from unbelief.

To behold in a glass is to intently gaze at the glory of the Lord as it reflects in a mirror before me. Many a time what has reflected has been the old identity, the image of who I was, and not Christ’s. Since all in God’s kingdom is reckoned or credited by faith, for many years I have credited both the old and the new, and must say that I have not attained to victory. Today as I sought the Lord, He said, “the veil of double mindedness has remained over your face, and the mirror of my glory has only shone opaquely for you. I trust that this revelation has freed me.

2 Cor 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken <4014>away.

Ac 27:40 And when they had taken up <4014> the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The vail shall be taken away is the same as taken up the anchors. It is to remove something which is around something else.

Today, God showed me that after 34 years, there has still been a veil of double mindedness both over my mind and heart. This veil has prohibited me from once and for all receiving the image and identity of Christ. I’ve said that I have this identity but when push comes to shove, I have vacillated between the old and the new even till this day. This has prevented me from really experiencing verse 17; “there is liberty.”

1Co 15:52 In a moment ( atomoo), in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed .

A moment, comes from the compound atomoo, or something that is so tiny that it cannot be cut into something smaller. Hence our word, “atom.”

The scripture can be translated as

1Co 15:52 In an atom of time, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be transformed.

God indeed can work in an atom of time, or above time; a fragment of time so small it can’t be cut anymore. What does that mean to you and me?

1Co_15:49. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the heavenly.

Interesting scripture. Some ancient texts have our bearing of the heavenly image in the future active indicative indicating a done deal. “We shall also bear”

Others have it as the volitive aorist active subjunctive describing an act of our will, and translated as: Let us bear”

Either way I find it powerful. None of us can put on the image of the heavenly as a pure act of our will. It’s no doubt that in heaven those within will have a glorified body. At the same time so much of what we do now to come into this process of transformation comes as an act of our wills as we obey the voice of the Holy Spirit.

“We shall also bear” and “let us bear” are both in play. How I love the original languages.

What if the un churched say this of you, “thank you for your generous loving spirit and unconditional acceptance of whom I am!”

Reaching out to those outside the church has become a medicine that if I don’t take I’ll shrivel up spiritually.

Washington DC has given a permit for “The One Million Muslim March” on 9/11 but has denied the “Two Million Bikers To DC” on the same day.

If you are obedient to the Lord most of the deepest and most difficult trials are nothing else than the materials which God uses to forge the ministries that He will use to touch the world through you.

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Paul, the genius par excellence, in his usual play of words.

The first Adam became a living soul when he became the passive receptor of the breath of God in him.

The last Adam, Christ Jesus, is a quickening, life giving and vivifying breath or spirit. Whereas the person pre Christ is the receptor of the life giving breath of God, the person with Christ is no longer the receptor of the life giving breath, but carries inside The Very One who imparts this vivifying breath to him, and through him, to others

2Co 9:10 Now he that ministereth <2023> seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Ga 3:5 He therefore that ministereth <2023> to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Col 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered <2023>, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth <2024>, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Php 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply <2024> of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Whether epichoregia ( 2024) the noun, or epichoregeo ( 2023) the verb, both talk about abundant , excessive supply or provision. The Greek idea was to provide a choir or chorus of singers with everything that was needed for a journey to sing. Case in point, the Spirit of God is a constant supplier or provider with all that we need. Personal freedom is freedom in the Spirit for this constant river of supply to flow endlessly out of you to others. What differentiates a Christian from other people is the endless flow of love of blessings which they have to give out. This is why personal freedom is so vital. If the Christian is not free what makes him different to anybody else?

For I Pad users. There is new and excellent New Testament Bible app. It costs about 10 dollars. It’s the Scripture Direct Greek Interlinear Bible. This app uses the Louw Nidia Greek Lexicon with Semantic Domains. In 25 years of studying the Greek this is the best and most comprehensive lexicon describing every Greek NT word in their semantic definitions. For me this is becoming an invaluable tool of revelation knowledge. At the end of the day, its revelation knowledge which sets us free.

You gotta see that the Christ that you are growing into, in all things, through your revelation knowledge of Him, is limitless, supernatural, transcendental, a supply coming from an endless fount of blessings. He follows the laws of metamorphosis and you are metamorphosed into Him without limit. Christ does not follow natural laws in this. When Paul talks about growing into Christ in all things, he uses the subjunctive mood. This mood talks about things becoming not automatically but conditionally as an act of the will. In other words, its up to us how far we want to go. God will take us far as we want into this process which will consume you in His fire and transform you into what God is.\

We gotta stop talking about the harvest and go reap the harvest, for the harvest is here.

I saw a post by John Boehner, the GOP head of the Congress. I browsed through 50 of the comments. All of them were intensely critical. Wow, the GOP is in trouble. Mass exodus it seems!

I was looking at am article on the Senate Roll Call on the Syria vote. The whole article was based on this vote being election issue for the senators. I find this so disgustingly sad. People not voting their morals and convictions, but trading what is right or wrong for votes. If I was a politician, I would vote according to the voice of God, my conscience, and my Biblical convictions regardless if I got elected or not. If I did not get elected Id know that God had something better for me. Leading by what the outcome of an election will be, is not leadership.

Tips on neighboring. Do your computer stuff efficiently and quickly and get out to meet your neighbor. Stop texting and looking down at your smart phone and begin looking up and engaging your neighbor. Technology has become a way for us to hide into our comfort zone. In Bogota, no one texts so that they can socialize with their neighbor. There is a whole world waiting to meet you, when you look up. Make it a habit to let the car that is trying to come into your street come in. Inconvenience yourself. Don’t go to the ATM machine to deposit your check. Got to the window teller and be friendly to him or her. When you stop at a fast food place, ask the server how his or her day is going and bless them, if possible. Technology is a horrible temptation for us to withdraw into our natural hermit like existence, isolate ourselves, forget our neighbor, and miss out on what God has for us. God is a people God. Finally, if you are a Christian please stop socializing only with church folk. Many blessings on your new adventures.

I have set a repeating and endless event in my Google calendar and I have entitled it Starbucks. Not that I will go to Starbucks every day. This is a reminder that I must habitually get out of the walls of my home and church and meet my neighbor. Failure to do so will short circuit what the Lord wants to do.

I saw The Butler yesterday and walked out of the theater. My hope was to see entertainment with a reasonable degree of accuracy. It turned to be politically skewed film with a political message to influence the undiscerning. I don’t go to a movie, which is rare for me, to be politically influenced by producers who have a political agenda. Entertainment should stay as entertainment.

“And It was so” This phrase is the tiny Hebrew word “Ken”, which is the modern Hebrew word for yes.

What does this tell you about God and the certainty of what He tells you as coming to pass?

Ge 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. (Yes)

Ge 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. (Yes)

Ge 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (Yes)

Ge 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. (Yes)

Ge 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (Yes)

Ge 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (Yes)

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As we commemorate 9/11, this is a bench in a nearby church where firemen slept during the search operation for the dead of the twin towers collapse.
Secondly, we commemorate the attack one year ago on the Benghazi, Libya American Embassy. The USA government, the most powerful and sophisticated in the world has offered one theory in one year as to why the attack occurred, mainly a You Tube Video. This is Benghazi, Lybia one year ago.
Let us remember these two fateful events in American history, and let us learn the value of history, which is to learn from it, and avoid past errors.

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As we commemorate 9/11, this is a bench in a nearby church where firemen slept during the search operation for the dead of the twin towers collapse.
Secondly, we commemorate the attack one year ago on the Benghazi, Libya American Embassy. The USA government, the most powerful and sophisticated in the world has offered one theory in one year as to why the attack occurred, mainly a You Tube Video.
Let us remember these two fateful events in American history, and let us learn the value of history, which is to learn from it, and avoid past errors.

 

Putin smells blood in the water. On Syria crisis, Russian leader uses moment to seize global leadership from Obama.


I’ve always likes Rosenberg’s Biblical perspectives on things.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

(Washington, D.C.) — Vladimir Putin smells blood in the water.

Sensing a political vacuum on the global stage — one created by the weakness, dithering and vacillation of President Obama and Secretary Kerry — the Russian leader is seizing the moment to become the dominant world leader.

Consider the moves Putin has made in recent days. He has:

Now Putin has seized on what may have been an off-the-cuff stumble by Secretary Kerry to throw a monkey wrench into the Obama war plans. Rather than leading, the White House and State Department find themselves responding to…

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Hey, Where Are The Anti War Protesters When We Need Them?


Hey, where did all the famous antiwar protesters go?  I don’t hear them anymore! Country Joe McDonald, Joan Baez, David Crosby, Jane Fonda, Gracie Slick, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Ed Asner. Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, Mike Farell, Tim Robbins, Janeane Garofalo and the likes. Did the proverbial war cat, cut out their tongues? Where are they when we need them?

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