Ill Be Back!


Dear Blog gees!

I am doing the big switch from WordPress.Com to WordPress.Org.

After four years and 1300 blog entries I am moving in with the “Big Boys” of blogging.

Though the names are similar they are different animals.

The Org version allows full control of my blog including paid ads and hundreds of plugins.

The learning curve on WordPress.org is not for beginners. Whew!

I might be off the “blogging air” for a few days, commencing tomorrow, Wednesday, but FEAR NOT….

“I’ll be back!”

Thursday or Friday look for us at the same Emergingusa.Org.

I don’t know if I’ll get to keep you my 800 plus subscribers. LOL! We’ll see!

Say a prayer for me! I need it!Ill-Be-Back

Blessings

Jose

It’s Blog Party Time!


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Its blog party time!

This morning we surpassed 70,000 views on our blog

Three and a half years ago, God spoke to me to begin the Church in The Cloud Blog.

The blog has provided a simple way to get things which Jesus shows me to people on the internet.

I want to thank God and all of you who take out the time to read the entries.

We pray that they are of blessing to you!

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How I Met St. Peters Angel?


 Acts 12:7  And behold, an angel of the Lord stood there, and a light shined in the prison room; and striking the side of Peter, he roused him saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell away from his hands.

8  And the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and put on your sandals”; and he did so. And he said to him, “Put on your cloak and follow me.”

9  And going out, he was following him, and did not know that the thing taking place by the angel was true, but he was thinking that he was seeing a vision.

10  And going though the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate which leads into the city, which was opened to them of its own accord; and going out, they went forward one street, and immediately the angel withdrew from him.

11  And Peter, having come to himself, said, “Now I know truly that the Lord has sent forth His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jews.”

I’d  visit a hang out where  men of a city converged to drink and pass the night.

This place had been there forever.

You’d drive by and see men and women drunk, others reveling, some even stoned.

It had been my practice to visit the hangout, befriend the men and share the gospel in a spontaneous and non-threatening fashion.

I had been nicknamed “the preacher,”

One night though, things were very different. Some of the men had sniffed cocaine, were high as kites and were very confrontational.

As I mingled, one charged me with mal treating my children.

“I walked past the preacher’s home today and heard one of his kid’s screaming”, he snapped in a heated way.

I knew what had happened. My kids were small in those days. One of my daughters was in the habit of screaming bloody murder when she did not get her way.

That morning, my wife Mary, had washed her hair and wanted to brush out the knots.

Mary had not begun the brushing but my daughter was screaming in its anticipation.

This guy had walked past my house when this was happening.

“The preacher was beating his kid!” he rejoined, in a loud voice.

Another coked out dude joined the fray.  “Yeah, preacher, that’s really bad, what did you do to your kid?”

He began pushing me.

I expounded on what had occurred to the fifteen men that were there. None of them said a word. Many of them I knew personally. No one came to my defense.

The loud mouthed and confrontational ones continued inflaming the tempers of the others. “Yeah, we gotta punish the preacher for what he does to his kids!”

One continued to push me around. The others sat in silence, as if their tongues had been cut out.  I was dumb founded and frightened.

The ring leader retorted, “Let’s hang the preacher!”

With that he found a rope and began to make a noose for my lynching. The other one kept on pushing me, while several more hurled accusations.

I appealed to the men who knew me the best, “You’ve known me for years! You see me with my children!”

Nothing. The silence was deafening.

Meanwhile the agitator in a corner gleefully continued constructing the noose.

Suddenly, out of nowhere a girl, a teen ager, appeared.  She was a native of the city.

“Come and follow me”.

She led me past the crowd of the men. Even my agitators were speechless.

“Get in your car and get out here.”

Then she departed from me.

And so I did. I never visited this haunt again, needless to say.

This had been Peter’s angel sent to me.

It’s tragically comical that it took a woman, probably the only one in that joint to rescue me. The men who had been friends were cowardly and spineless.

In our global travels, it’s mostly the women who have supported our ministry, while the men have been heartbreakingly absent.

This is one reason I support women in the ministry. It is troublesome that men who argue against their inclusion in the pulpit are sedentary in the activities of their local congregations.

This story ends on a good note, as with all that God does.

Months later, I saw my noose maker. I said hello, extended my hand and shook his. He stared at me in disbelief, frozen in time, God’s conviction raining on him. Never uttering a word, he walked away. I’ve prayed for him on occasions. I knew he lived in pain.

To this day, I’ve not been able to find my angel to thank her. Maybe in heaven I’ll find out that she was St. Peter’s angel.

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How Did Selena Change My Life?


I worked at Telemundo TV Network before going into full time ministry, and had the privilege of videotaping Selena and her band, The Dinos, about 5 or 6 times in the 90’s.

We had the top rated TexMex show called, “Padrisimo” which Selena frequented.

Her brother AB, her sister Suzette, and her group, were a pleasure to work with. They were fun, relaxed and unpretentious.

Selena and her family, the Quintanillas, were Jehovah Witnesses.  She later got married to Chris Perez, the group’s guitarist.

Selena was a “pizzaholic”. After our video shoots Telemundo would buy tons of pizza for the band.

At her last occasion in Telemundo, she sprinted up to the control room after the shoot where I was putting away the tapes, in a mad dash for pizza.

I was the only one there.

God told me to talk to her. The fear of man gripped me; or better to say, the fear of talking to an international star. I disobeyed God, and stayed away. This was to be my last encounter with Selena; one of her inhaling the pizza.

One month later, almost to the date, Yolanda Saldivar, one of Selena’s managers’ murdered her at a Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas. She shot her in the back. Selena ran across the pool of the Holiday Inn in panic. She bled to death. My understanding was that if she would have been able to lie down she would have made it.

That tragic lesson helped to free me from the fear or man and realized that when God tells you to do something, you MUST do it, and do it the first time. “Failing to obey quickly”, says Smith Wigglesworth “is disobedience.”

As for Selena, in the midst of international stardom, and in her early twenties, she was tragically taken from us. The producer of the show, a friend of hers, was devastated by the incident.  Her family, so closely knit was shattered.

We spent the following week at Telemundo working overtime to produce shows of the authentic eerie police audio tapes from the red truck where Yolanda Saldivar barricaded herself. A police mediator by the name of Larry coaxed Yolanda to turn herself in.

Yolanda blamed a lot of her actions to Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla. Human nature is sadly so funny.

We don’t know the day or the hour of our departure from this earthly realm to meet the Living God.

Jesus says, today is the day of salvation. Don’t mess around with your eternity. He is the only way to eternal life.

Another great, Philip Seymour Hoffman, left us yesterday, so suddenly.

It’s a tragic lesson that on my last time with Selena, she taught me, and taught me well.

Selena, as with many others, changed my life.

The You Tube Video link below was her last time at Telemundo. I was the video tape operator on all these clips and part editor.

I realize from the date of the video shooting that she was murdered twenty-three days later on Friday, March 31st, 1995.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjx5SF7tQ3c

 

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What Is The Price of Excellence?


One of my father’s favorite saying is, “for everything in life there is a price to pay. The greater the thing, the greater the price.”

  • Excellence demands sacrifice.
  • Self-denial in many good things to focus on the few exceptional is the path to leadership.

Php 1:10  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

  • The devil will give us the good, even the very good, if it will deviate us from the bull’s-eye of God’s  excellent will. Busyness is the path to the good. Hearing and obeying God’s narrow voice is the one to the excellent.
  • In proportion to how close we hit the bull’s eye of His straight and chiseled ways is our proportion of anointing and success with God.

2Co 2:11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. ( injected demonic thoughts into our thinking as schemes)

  • The devil’s greatest lie is to inject the symptoms of sickness, anxieties, and fears  as thoughts into the thinking of a person in an attempt of making her believe that she is the one with the problem when in reality it’s an external attack.
  • The word’s most wretched individual is the uncommitted Christian. She is the one with a foot in God’s kingdom and one in the world. She draws a line in the sand to the Lord. The Bible calls her lukewarm

 Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles ( methodologia ) of the devil.

  • Satan’s kingdom volleys against the Christian with the  fiery darts of lying methodologies.  As long as we believe the lie, the devil will hit and hit.

Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  • It’s the knowledge of the truth which frees us.
  • If we think something to be God’s Word and yet it’s not, but we erroneously think  that it is, it won’t liberate us.

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed  (metamorphosed)  by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

  • God’s kingdom functions by our metamorphosis and transformation into the image of Christ. Only the image of Christ attains to the victory.
  • Anyone who has noted an ugly caterpillar metamorphosed into a beautiful butterfly, appreciates the difficulty of the work.

For the Christian, transformation into the image of Christ is no different.

Micah 2:13  The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.

The prophet Micah, calls God the breaker, or The One with the breaker anointing.

  • God always functions in breakthrough.

There is no more effective way to release the breaker anointing than by intercession on our knees.

  • Because I grew up without email, Facebook  and cell phones , or pastors who took out time to speak into my life, I learned to get what I needed on my knees.

There is no greater thing than procuring from God  on your knees.

It all comes down to desperation. God is a God who pours out His holy fire on our altars of desperation.

How far, how high, how free, and how healed do you want to be?

Mt 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Nothing has changed in the Bible.  What was then, today is.

As my father said, “for everything in life there is a price to pay. The greater the thing, the greater the price.”

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  • Training you to be “cutting edge” and entrepreneurial for God’s kingdom!
  •  Exegetical “tailor made for your ministry” Bible seminars!
  • Apostolic, prophetic, pastoral consultation!
  • Signs and Wonders Meetings!

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My father, Pepe Alvarez and his wife Miriam at our ordination

 

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Then will He (Jesus) sit upon His glorious throne. Have you taken your seat with Christ on His throne? The hardest but most essential thing!

Jesus is not just the life but the life animation.  Paul says that in Jesus we move or have our kinetic energy. @emergingusa

Faith in Jesus is hyper transcendental and is only limited by the unrenewed mind. So is His power. @emergingusa #Bibleteacher #revival

If you have Jesus, whose blood flows thru your veins and what can it do for you? Can you receive this? @emergingusa #Bibleteacher #revival

Would it be wrong to say that Jesus Christ is addicted to loving people? @emergingusa

Faith in Jesus is a most potent force. When you know that faith works as sure as the sun will rise, the sky is the limit. @emergingusa

15 mns of prayer with faith will do more than a month of prayer with doubt @emergingusa

After that, He appeared in a different (heteros) form to two. A radically different mode of being. Is it just about being accepted by Jesus?

He has arisen! He is not here! Neither is the old you, if you are in Christ. @emergingusa #resurrection

Since we are dust of the ground, thru God’s eyes, anything in our lives can be blown away and recreated. @emergingusa #genesis.

The hardest thing to realize is that who I am in Christ has zero connection with who I was. @emergingusa #jesustakethewheel

The Greek word for transformation in Christ is sandwiched between two words for repentance.  Yet repentance is a bad word @emergingusa

I do an ideas dump every morning. What I get I write on paper. Some I take to prayer. God is the ultimate entrepreneur.

Seeing is the root of existence. See thru your eyes it is limited. See thru God’s eyes, everything becomes possible. God has no limits.

Churches that keep rigid systems are in danger of dinosaur extinction. We’re in a social revolution. Relationships are fluid not systematic.

Many times to get results in the things that we so desperately want from God, we must rise to the point of holy desperation.

We must get away from rigid systems in the church because we are in a social revolution where people want relationships and not performance.

Some of the best investments are young people who are doing something with their lives.

Simple, specific to the point prayer with full confidence of a complete answer on the same day is the kingdom.

Kingdom entrepreneurs need daily time to think and create God’s big ideas. 2014 is the year of kingdom entrepreneurs.

So your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2Cor11:3. People like simple things. The culture likes simplicity.”

We think that for the church to be relevant we have to water down the gospel. Just the opposite, we have to make Jesus bigger!

The church is in dire need of kingdom entrepreneurs who will disrupt the culture with God’s big ideas.

The freedom which Jesus brings is to set you free from your shadow. A shadow of self-love or who you were inhibits liberty in Christ.

Interesting how you market today without money. People are interested in content, authenticity and relationships. It’s a revival ready world.

People go after things that work. Jesus Christ has worked for 35 years, and His manual, the Bible, has been perfect in teaching me how.

@MHarrisPerry As a pastor I counsel that you need to apologize publicly or by phone personally to Romney. A tweet is not enough. Thank you

The Word of God is a medicine which must be taken in huge daily amounts if the schizophrenia of our soul is to be cured.

Great leaders are great risk takers. The greatest risk taker was God who risked His only begotten son for humanity’s eternal salvation.

To live, and think like Jesus is the most important thing on planet earth. No man has ever come close to His entrepreneurial abilities!

The greatest entrepreneur in history is Jesus. His ideas went beyond Steve Jobs. He brought new electronics, but Jesus, a new human race.

God is looking for entrepreneurs in the Holy Spirit.  We have to be willing for Christ to reinvent us and our ministries, if need be.

After experiencing all the good things around me, my time of intimate love relationship with the Lord Jesus exceeds them all.

If we are seated with Christ on His throne then a life of constant authority, dominion, and faith is a requirement.

Since faith is law to actively believe that you are the righteousness, the perfections of God Himself, is a matter of life and death.

The benefits of Jose and Mary @ your ministry?

  • Training you to be “cutting edge” and entrepreneurial for God’s kingdom!
  •  Exegetical “tailor made for your ministry” Bible seminars!
  • Apostolic, prophetic, pastoral consultation!
  • Signs and Wonders Meetings!

Web: http://emergingusa.com

Mail: emergingusa@gmail.com

Phone: 305.299.0633

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The Great Chapter of Faith In Hebrews


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

  • Substance from two Greek words defined as a “standing under something” The substructure or hidden foundation, the substance and essence, of what is asked for is immediately changed from that of what was, into the one which was asked for.
  • The proving to the eyes of our heart, what our physical eyes cannot see.

 Hebrews 11:3  Through faith (location/ instrumentality of faith) we understand (only through faith can we continually grasp and understand)  that the worlds (accusative)  were framed (equipped) by the rhema word/(instrumentality, location) of God, so that things which are seen (substantive)  were not made of things which do appear (substantive).

  • Greek: The worlds were framed by the rhema word of God, or the voice of the Spirit, so that the things that we presently see with our eyes were made out of things that cannot be seen by the eye.
  • In other words, God always creates what is physically evident to us, out of things which are physically invisible.
  • The word “framed” is the same word used for the mending of the fishing nets by the apostle Peter.
  • It is also defined as the full equipping towards the successful carrying out of a mission.
  • The “framing” of the United States armed forces in the Persian Gulf Crisis told us that they were furnished with the quality and quantity of armaments, food, gear, and clothing that were needed to furnish them a total victory.

 Hebrews 11:5  By faith (location/ instrumentality of faith)  Enoch was translated  that he should not see death (Direct object); and was not found, because God (Subject)  had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

  • Being located in the world of faith, Enoch was physically moved so that he would not see, or intuitively know death in any of its aspects.
  • He was absolutely not found in any of the realms that represented death.

Hebrews 11:6  But without faith (Genitive-what belongs to faith)  it is impossible to please him: for he (Substantive) that cometh to God (direct object)must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

  • Without faith there is a vacuum of dunamis power, or ability, to please God.
  • For those who investigate, research, and seek out God, and his things, He becomes a proportional reward giver.

 Hebrews 11:7  By faith (location/ instrumentality of faith) Noah, being warned of God of things not seen(substantive) as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark (Direct object)  to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir (Subjective)  of the righteousness which is by faith.

  • Being divinely instructed and admonished concerning the things that he could not see with human the human eyes.
  • “The things yet not seen” what was what well known to Noah, or what had a three dimensional substance to him.   The physical world acquired no reality or became simply two-dimensional.

8  By faith (location/ instrumentality of faith) Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place(Retained object) which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

  • He obeyed-   Greek: “a military submission to hearing”
  • Not knowing- Having nothing in the physical realm which was set and standing before him so that he could grasp and follow.  He had no acquaintance with what God had called him to do.

 Heb 11:12  Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

  •  Therefore also from one were born (many) though that specific one was in a perfect state of a corpse; and these many, in relationship to the stars of heaven, equal to the number of the fullness of their multitude; and just as the sand by the side of the shore of the sea is so much in number that even arithmetic cannot calculate it.

27  By faith he forsook Egypt (Direct object), not fearing the wrath(Direct object) of the king(subjective): for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

  • Moses dominated and endured by seeing in the Spirit what was invisible or void of discernment in the natural or to the human eye.
  • His substance was the rhema word of God, or the voice of the Spirit,
  •   The natural world was not a reality to him.

The benefits of Jose and Mary @ your ministry?

  • Training you to be “cutting edge” and entrepreneurial for God’s kingdom!
  •  Exegetical “tailor made for your ministry” Bible seminars!
  • Apostolic, prophetic, pastoral consultation!
  • Signs and Wonders Meetings!

Web: http://emergingusa.com

Mail: emergingusa@gmail.com

Phone: 305.299.0633

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Heroes of faith. Homes that were burned with people in it during the presidential violence in Kenya in 2010.