With Little We Can Impact Somebody Huge


Upon arriving in Nicaragua, Pastor Carlos shared a photo of a three year old boy whom he ministered to. We will meet him this week. He was born without stomach muscles or abdominal support. Basically he has is flesh covering his stomach. Thus he suffers from infections which compromise his kidneys. Unless God performs a miracle, this boy is destined to a life of suffering and being on medicines. As we speak, he is need of daily medicine that would help him. The family’s financial condition has forced the father to work in nearby Honduras and send money home. Yet it’s not been enough for the boy to obtain the medicine which he needs. We went to a pharmacy and inquired. We discovered that a bottle costs $4.00. We purchased five. With $22.00 this boy might have a month’s supply of something so critical for him, and yet he has never obtained.

Many times with little we can impact somebody huge.

Don’t look at someone’s need, and brush it off by saying I already gave my tithe. I used to be one of those. Take a moment to ask, “God do you want me to invest into this person’s need?’  This person and you will be blessed, and God will take you to the next level.

For Such A Time As This


Yesterday, a missionary friend wrote to me. He was in dire financial straits and needed money. I told him that I could not help him for the money that I had I was taking to Nicaragua.

These were my exact words.

“If a miracle happens in the next few hours I can get some money to you before I leave, but it would have to be a miracle.”

I then muttered a brief prayer.

“Lord, if you want me to give him money you are going to have to do the miracle.”
I proceeded to clean my office.

Rummaging through a basket of papers, I found an envelope with $60.00 which I had placed there and forgotten one year ago.

Needless to say, I wrote to him, rushed to Western Union, and got the money out to him.

Today, I leave for Nicaragua.

Not only is God is mighty to hear our shortest prayers which come from our heart, but His timing and ways are perfect.

He can be trusted.

He had allowed me to forget about the money for such a time as this.

 

Everbody Is A Star


In the early 80’ I was living with my father and mother in Key Biscayne, Florida.

I had given my heart to Jesus Christ in 1979, and through His kindness was coming out of catastrophic brokenness.

Fifteen years of drinking, ten years of drugs, many in pornography, a severe stutterer, a college dropout, and engrossed in many insecurities and rejection.

I needed God’s miracles to keep chasing after me.

I had never sensed love deep inside.

I felt handicapped, broken, unprotected, and un provided for, imprisoned by the fearful monster of panic in my mind.

For a person such as me, God’s wonders were tokens of love.

Like candies, ice cream, and toys they pursued me, slowly breaking me free from a world of fear which had been so ensnaring.

I was a jogger in those days and ran between three to five miles.

It was a blisteringly hot summer day.

The deep blue skies were brilliant and cloudless. I jogged to the beach.

I had no money or water. When I turned to go back, I was parched from thirst and dehydrating in the scorching day.

The sun beat down on me. I was sweating I could no longer run. I had three miles to walk back.

 “Oh God, I need water or a coke, or something…” I insistently pleaded. “Have mercy on me!”

“God, send some clouds for this terrible sun to hide behind”; but there were none.

I couldn’t find a water fountain in the office buildings as I walked back

Suddenly, it began to lightly rain!

Through my sweaty eyes I pierced up into the glittering sky.

Not a cloud in sight. I scanned the sidewalk.

There was a circle of rain ten feet in diameter following me!

As I progressed, so did the rain.

I squinted back up into the dazzling sun; no clouds. I gawked down at the pavement. My little patch of rain was faithfully falling on and following me.

For over a mile this little ring shadowed and splashed on me.

When it finally ceased, I was cool and refreshed and only a mile from my destination.

My merciful God had answered.

It’s the kindness of God which leads people to repent.

It’s the marvels of His love which drew me to Him and away from falling back to earthly pleasures.

Sly and the Family Stone wrote a great seventies song named; “Everybody Is a Star.”

Let’s face it. Everybody wants to be a star; need to be a star.

 Everybody wants to be unique.

Everybody wants to be acknowledged.

Everybody wants to be loved.

Through an experience like this, I learned that I am a star in God’s eyes.

If I was the only one alive on earth, Jesus would have come and died for me.

I am His favorite.

I am not just His beloved, but His lovely one.

In Jesus, I am the object of all God’s love, His blessings, and His favor.

And so are you, whoever you are, and wherever you are!

You are God’s star. He is madly in love with you. He’s ever dedicated to you.

Some call God the “bloodhound of heaven”, ever chasing after and sniffing you out, even in the darkest recesses of hell so that you can be His star.

You, you, and you are His favorites!

You, and you, and you are His lovely ones!

 

Let Sly sing over you and know that you are God’s star today!

 

Everybody is a star

Who can rain, chase the dust away

Everybody wants to shine

Ooh, come out on a cloudy day

‘Til the sun that loves you proud

When the system tries to bring you down

Every hand to shine tonight

You don’t need darkness to do what you think is right

 

Ba pa-pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba pa-pa ba ba ba,

ba-pa ba-pa ba ba, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

 

Everybody is a star

I can feel it when you shine on me

I love you for who you are

Not the one you feel you need to be

Ever catch a falling star

Ain’t no stopping ’til it’s in the ground

Everybody is a star

One big circle going round and round

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17 Good Reasons Why The Eternal Is Better


Mt 18:19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing ( pragma) that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

 Lu 1:1  Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things ( pragma) which are most surely believed among us,

 Heb 10:1  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things ( pragma) can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

 Heb 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things  (pragma) not seen.

  1. The objects or things which make up God’s invisible places in His kingdom are called pragmas.
  2. They are the flawless and pristine originals, the prototypical and archetypical models, the primeval images, moldings, and impressions, the paradigmatic blueprints and schematics and the immaculate criterion for every universal thing created by God in its perfect and untarnished form.
  3. Pragmas are the perfections of God’s creation before the curse of sin marred them.
  4. Earthly objects are under the curse of sin, and have become temporal.
  5. Pragmas seamlessly function, are intact, whole, pristine, uncontaminated, unbreakable, and eternally lasting.
  6. They are accessed by faith and the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
  7. They dwell in the light of the glory of God.
  8. Pragmas are the perfections of God’s eternal creation before the curse of sin marred them.
  9. They are not subject to a malfunction or to a breakage.
  10. Pragmas are not limited to the dimensions of height, width, and length, and are limitless in quantities which limit objects in their sinful state.
  11. Pragmas operate in the same way that God Himself operates.
  12. They function in the realm of glory, are accessed by faith and can increase and diminish by faith. God creates and governs by His pragmas.
  13. Because every universal pragma lies created inside of Christ, through His reconciliation, everything becomes conformed back to the images of those pragmas.
  14. This is one of the great works of Christ. No other religious leader has accomplished this.
  15. It is a wonder then that God is giving man access to these pragmas once again.
  16. They who have Christ have all of these pragmas inside of them.
  17. What does this mean to you today?Reasons-001

What Makes Christ Stand Out From The Rest


Col 2:9  For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

The apostle Paul states that in or inside of Christ lives the Godhead.

The Godhead is the relationship which the Father and the Son enjoy and is manifested by the Holy Spirit.

Because Christ lives in the Christian, the Godhead, and its activity, exists in him or her.

The following scriptures describe some of the functions of The Son within the Godhead.

Joh 1:3  All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.

 Col 3:11  where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things in all.

 Col 1:16 for in Him is all created, that in the heavens and that on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities, all is created through Him and for Him,

 Col 1:17  And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

Inside of Christ dwells all creation. The vastness of this, mere human mind cannot fathom.

Every blueprint, schematic and pattern of all things which God the Father has created dwells in Christ. Sin has temporarily marred part of God’s creation. Yet, the unmarred and unflawed originals, the prototypes and archetypes, the models, blueprints, and schematics of God’s perfect creation dwell in Christ.

God is a God of blueprints or patterns. In the book of Revelation we see the Ark of the Covenant in the heaven. This heavenly ark represents the prototype and archetype of the perfect ark.

The great work of the church is to duplicate through examples and copies on the earth, the original and unflawed archetypes and prototypes of God’s objects in the heavens.

This was the greatness of Moses’, whose ministry was devoted to building on earth the examples and copies of these prototypes or models.

Heb 8:5 who, by an example and shadow, are offering the divine service of the celestials, according as Moses has been apprized when about to be completing the tabernacle. For see, He is averring, that you shall be making all “in accord with the model shown to you in the mountain.”

 Col 3:11  where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things in all.

 Col 1:16 for in Him is all created, that in the heavens and that on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities, all is created through Him and for Him,

The immensity of Christ is that In or Inside of Him exists every model, pattern, prototype and archetype of all which God the Father has created. This is why Paul boldly says that Christ is all things in all.

1Co 1:30  But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption;

 Christ is made in to these things on behalf of the church.

Paul does not tell us that Christ gives us wisdom, or righteousness or sanctification. He is made into these things by fact that all archetypes dwell in Him.

Col 1:20 and through Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace through the blood of His cross), through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens.”

 Reconciliation is  to bring back to the original archetypes and models all things before sin came and messed them up.

Christ has the right to reconcile because the models and prototypes of God’s creation in their perfect state exist in Him.

To be healed is to revert back to the prototype of health which God created before sin was introduced.

It is not so much that a person gets healed. It is more that she has been reconciled back to God’s prototype for wholeness.

As Christ is revealed, every model, and archetype of God’s originals become revealed along with Him, because they exist in Him. Not only are they revealed, but Christ has been made into these very things. The more revelation of Christ the more that He becomes or is made into these things. It’s automatic.

This then must be the focus of the Christian’s life.

What is the role of the Father in the Godhead?  Part of our answer is found in the following scripture

1Co 12:6 and there are apportionments of operations “energema”, yet the same God Who is operating all in all.”

This complex verse is translated from the Greek, in the following way.

“For there are diversities of end results, outcomes, fruit, or products of what has been energized, yet it is the same God who is energizing the all in all.

This uncommon word “operation” or “energema” appears twice only in the Bible.

We see it the second time in verse ten.

1Co 12:10  To another the working  “energema” of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

An energema is the result, the outcome, or product, of something which has been energized. It is what is tangible and clear to the human senses because it has been completed and manifested.

It makes sense then, that we find energema when we discuss the miracles of God.

A miracle is the result, the outcome, the tangible and visible product of an invisible model or archetype which God has in the heavenlies.

We see that part of the Father’s role in the Godhead is to bring to manifestation and fruition the hidden models and prototypes of His unflawed and unmarred created objects. He is always energizing to do this.

Now, where are of the prototypes and models hidden? You guessed it. They are all in Christ.

The Father at work constantly energizing to manifest the creation through His Son. More so, His only real focus is to manifest His Son, knowing that unflawed creation dwells in Him. The Father longs to energize and demonstrate His Son through the believer, and with Him to show the perfections of heaven, which dwell in Him.  This is part of the activity of the Godhead in the Christian.

Joh 17:23  I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.

It’s not so much about getting healed, or set free, or having money. All of the perfect models and blueprints are already in the Son.  The more revelation, the more will be the healing, and the deliverance. It’s all automatic!

The Father, who dwells in the Christian, desires to manifest His Son and the things in Him as tangible, completed products, results, and outcomes, to this lost and dying world.

Christian, now you know that the models and prototypes of all of God’s perfect creation lives in you, and that God the Father operates in a faith to always energize and manifest them, as He manifests His Son through youBleuprints