Disagreement VS Relationship


There is nothing as destructive as to break off relationships with loved ones because of disagreements. You can agree to disagree. Disagreement done in love does not constitute rejection. But to allow disagreements to bring you to a point where you break off relationship, especially with a family member, is shortsighted and creates damage that will last a lifetime. One needs to be careful that in disagreements the sacredness and the value of the relationship is preserved. Once that a relationship is broken, it might take years to restore it. It’s always better to take the back seat in disagreement and preserve the relationship. I’ve seen one too many relationships shattered because of disagreement. Its sheer stupidity! It’s asinine! Be one, who takes the back seat in disagreement but is skillful in safeguarding the relationship.

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What Is The Power of Forgiveness?


In the Navajo dialect, “Dine” is the word for “The People.”

My family lived among the American Indians from 1997-2005.

They were mainly the Navajo and Pueblo Indian Nations of New Mexico. We lived side by side to them in the small town of Pena Blanca

It’s been a privilege knowing these great people. There is so much that I can say about Native Americans. We have been hospitably received by them.

Something tells me that God will spark revival among them based on His principle that the last shall be first.

I discovered that God did not make it easy for me to preach to Native American Christians without first asking their forgiveness.  What the white man such as me has done to them throughout history in the Name of Jesus is inexcusable and irreprehensible.

One time my wife Mary and I were invited to preach at a large Navajo church in Ganado, Arizona, in the heart of the Navajo nation.

We had been video filming Holy Spirit outpourings in the Navajo Nation. The pastor wanted us to talk on the project which God had given to us. Our vision was to promote Christian television for Native Americans.

The church was packed with more than two hundred Navajo folks. Mary and I were the only white faces in the crowd.

We sat towards the back of the sanctuary. It was the only free seats. The pastor was to call me up once the worship concluded.

As the songs rang out God broke me. “How can you preach to these people without first asking them to forgive you and the white man for all the terrible things that you have done to them?”

I felt so small, so insignificant next to these great people.  I saw beauty in their faces, and the majesty of God upon them.

I realized the intense love that Jesus had for them and how wonderfully He had created them to be.  My heart broke with shame and remorse. I sat with my head hanging between my knees.

“We want to welcome Brother Alvarez from the Christian Indian TV Network, who is going to share with us what the Lord is doing with them,” The pastor’s voice rang out.

People clapped as I proceeded to the podium. I felt broken and weak. What could I say but the truth?

As I looked squarely at the mass of people nothing about the work with Native American television would come out of my mouth. I was almost crying, my heart broken in half.

Stammering and stuttering I said, “I was going to speak to you about our work with the Christian Indian TV Network, but as I sat back there God really broke me. He told me that before I could ever preach to you, I need to ask you to forgive me and the white man for all the wrong things that we have done to you. Will you forgive me and the white man?”

There was dead silence in the sanctuary.

One lady finally chimed up, “We forgive you Brother Alvarez.”

The service grounded to a dead halt.  People arose from their chairs and came up to the podium. Mary and I stepped into the river of people.  We all began hugging. Tears were flowing.  Words of love were uttered. The glory of God broke out. It was true revival!

One man came to me, “I was so bitter at the white man, but today God has set me free.”

Another man hung his bolo tie with a beautiful turquoise around my neck. A lady did the same to Mary and a turquoise necklace.

Needless to say, there was no discussion about Christian Indian Television.

The power of forgiveness is one of the greatest powers in the universe. Humbling yourself without defense or justification or asking what about the other guy is a great tool.

This is revival; this is the glory of God.

Repenting to the Dine is The Power of Forgiveness.

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With our beautiful Navajo friends in Shiprock, NM

 

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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Access All Areas


There is excellent jazz group by the name of Spyro Gyra.

Their live album is called “Access All Areas”.

The word access is a fascinating one.

Everybody wants access to something.

Google dictionary defines it as the right to approach, enter a place, and have the opportunity to use or benefit from something.

 Eph 3: 12  in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

God is a God of mega access, who wants people to access the things of His kingdom.

The trick is that God’s riches are unsearchable because they cannot be accessed through the physical senses.

God has hidden them since Adam and Eve disobeyed and gave us re access when Christ came.

When the age of sin was introduced, man lost access to the things of God in the Garden of Eden. This garden was a physical representation of a portion of heaven.

Love shares all good things with the one whom is loved.  Love that cannot be shared is not love.

Every object in the Garden of Eden was flawless in its function, incorruptible in its nature, and eternal in its duration.

It’s funny that the Garden where Adam and Eve were at was called Eden. The word hedonism comes from Eden and is the doctrine that pleasure and happiness is the highest good. Eden means pleasure.

God kicked out Adam and Eve because of sin, and the rest is history.

Eden represents God’s eternal mindset for created man.

Gen 2:16   Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

17  but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.”

 God cannot give sinful human beings physical access to this heavenly place lest they access it in their sinful condition, corrupt its flawlessness by sin, and eat from the tree of life and become eternal sinners. What a dangerous position.

Thus God kicked Adam and Eve out from the Garden.

He also made it inaccessible by making it invisible so that corrupt men could not tamper with it for their own sinful purposes.

Can you imagine politicians having access into God’s invisible things?

When Christ came He gave man re access to all of these places, but only through Him and only by revelation. When He abolishes sin, access will come back through our physical senses but only in a sinless body.

God wants to give us access into all areas.

Jesus who has become all things, has become the access into all areas.

Not by might, not by power, but by His revelation.

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A Planet Called Deception


Matt 24: 4   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Look continually to yourself that nobody will “planetize” you.

The word “deceive” in the Greek. It is the word “planet”.

In Greek mythology, planets were called wanderers or the wandering ones.

Thus, this suggests the word deception. A person whom is being deceived aimlessly wanders away from the truth. The word planet is also used for “error”.

In the United Sates we see the prince of the authority of the air using technology to “planetize” people.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Technology is an awesome tool which greatly benefits humanity and the work of the kingdom of God. The devil uses technology in the lives of those whom are not paying attention to their walks with God to cause them to planetize or wonder from the truth of the Word of God. Whereas Africa gets hit by a demon of poverty, the USA is getting wacked by a demon of distraction.

I am amazed at how many Americans the devil has planetized to cause them to look down at their technological gadgets.

When you get on an airplane to go to east Africa, you will find many looking down as well.  They, however, are looking down at their Bibles!

Matt 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

“Many for will be coming upon the name of me, saying I am the anointed and will planetize many.”

The word “deceive” in verse 5 is in the active voice. This means that deceivers will actively planetize unassuming people who are not paying attention to themselves and their relationships with God.

2 Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

“For the mystery of lawlessness, or what is void of all law, is now energizing, until the one who has the power to detain and keep it in check even at present, is from the midst becoming.”

A mystery is something that is hidden or that lives in the darkness of secrecy. A mystery must be revealed, since it cannot be accessed through our physical senses.  A mystery once totally veiled is now progressively revealed.

At the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the mystery of iniquity kicked in. Men in those days lived to be over 900 years of age. The progressive revelation of the mystery of iniquity has eaten up into the lifespan of mankind throughout the centuries.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy (non effectual) with the brightness of his coming:

And then will the Unlawed one will be uncovered whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and will render useless and nonoperational with the epiphany of His presence.

This verse obviously talks about the Antichrist. The prevalent thing to notice here is that the Anti-Christ a man whom is void of all law, obviously a figure who thrives on anarchy, will be uncovered at a set season.

It does not take much to see the mystery of lawlessness, or better said anarchy, at work than in those who today contest that the legitimacy of the constitution is not prevalent or foundational to our country.

The voiding of the constitution if it were to succeed will bring anarchy.

Wherever the manifestation of Christ is, there is His work of making non effectual all that is sin.

9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

“Whose presence is in accordance to the energizing of Satan with every ability, signs and wonders found in what is pseudo.”

The word for “lying” in the Greek is pseudo. Something pseudo is a falsehood, a sham, something spurious.  What is pseudo, does not have to be entirely false. It just needs to contain enough half-truths to cause people to planetize from the truth.

10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

“And with every seduction, guile, and deceitfulness of doing what is not right in the eyes of God.”

Every disobedience towards God brings guile and deception as it seduces you.  This mystery of anarchy is energized in all of those that without an agape or unconditional love for the Word of God do not heartedly welcome it into their lives. The Word of God must be loved and welcomed, there is no other way!

11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

“And through this act of unwelcoming His Word, God sends them “ an energy of planetizing” for the purpose of them believing what is pseudo.”

This type of energizing is an activation that will cause people to wonder aimlessly into error for the express purpose of believing what is false.

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  • Training you to be “cutting edge” and “out of the box.”
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Every Christian Should Be An Entrepreneur


Why should I sign up for government health insurance? The web site and state exchanges are plagued with massive security breaches, information and data misallocations and personal data sharing without my permission. Give me a good reason.

“Going the extra mile can give you insight and a good reputation, both of which attract opportunity. Many obvious opportunities are found in places no one else has bothered to venture. If you put in the extra effort to make a good project an even better one, or you get to know your equipment better than anyone else on your shift, you will see things others overlook and be in a position to make use of them. Leaders who need a job done think first of people they know who will do it well. If other people respect you for the quantity and the quality of your work, you will find yourself advancing past others who regard their jobs as drudgery. For all the extra service that you’ve rendered, you’ll find yourself more than amply compensated by opportunities others never grasp.” Napoleon Hill Foundation

“Accountability is about release, not restraint. When we set people free, the liberty and support we provide should cause self-discipline. Self-control is the only acceptable form of control in the church.” Graham Cooke

“It is a peculiarity of human relationships that it is virtually impossible for one individual to have a lasting positive influence upon members of a group of negative thinkers. Usually, it works the other way. You cannot maintain a positive, productive attitude if you spend all your time with negative people. Those who have wrecked their own lives (and usually blame their misfortune on others) are not the kind of people who will help you achieve success in your own life. Choose your friends and associates carefully, and refrain from complaints about your job, your company, or any individual. Spend your time with positive, ambitious people who have a plan for their lives. You will find that their optimism is infectious.” Napoleon Hill Foundation

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. Jose Alvarez

Stop being a victim of circumstances and become a problem solver. This is what humanity seeks.  Jose Alvarez

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.  Steve Jobs

“Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer for the good of the community.”  Dale Carnegie

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Castro redesigned prayer. Beware of those who want to take Christ out of Christmas. They are not really offended. It’s an agenda of secularism. Jesus said that you will know them by the products of their lives. Jose Alvarez

#1. Keep the big picture in mind. There are always opportunities and possibilities, and thinking too small can negate a lot of them.

#2. Keep your momentum. Without momentum, a lot of great ideas go nowhere.

#3. Look at the solution, not the problem. Learn to focus on what will give results.  Donald J. Trump

An entrepreneur is a disrupter of the status quo. Jose Alvarez

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Great leaders are great risk takers. They do it by themselves but we do it by the voice of the Spirit. The greatest risk taker was God who risked His only begotten son for humanity’s eternal salvation. Without risk and getting out of your comfort zone, you will not reach God’s destiny for you.  Jose Alvarez

To live, think and act like Jesus is the singularly most important thing to do on planet earth. Yet, it’s also the hardest. No man has ever come close to the entrepreneurial abilities of Jesus. No man has ever come close to thinking out of the box like He does. Jose Alvarez

You will never experience how much God loves you, until you repent fully from every known sin. Unrepentance in any area, keeps an open door to the demonic placed over you. The attack of the demonic, competes with the love of the Lord, and hinders you from knowing that love.  Jose Alvarez

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

The greatest and most successful people and you and I have exactly the same commodity. 24 hours in a day. The difference between them and us is their ability to use this commodity more wisely.  Jose Alvarez

For me the hardest thing, and what I’ve failed most at, is daily obtaining from the Lord, first in the Spirit, to then see it in the natural. My life has been plagued with double mindedness which has caused many lost opportunities to obtain by faith. This is so important that Paul dedicates Roman Four to it. Yet, I can’t regret the past, but learn from it, and know that God is the God if the umpteenth chances.  Jose Alvarez

Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

A great definition of counted or reckoned from Bakers NT Commentary

To obtain something that you did not previously have. The sign of true faith then is the ability to obtain something that you did not have. With great faith one should be daily obtaining new things from God. I have not done that but am pressing into it. Faith obtains clearly in the Spirit before having it in the natural.  Jose Alvarez

“When you focus your self-discipline on a single purpose, like sunlight through a magnifying glass on a single object, look out! The whole world will scramble to get out of your way, hold the doors open for you, and salute as you walk by.” Dan Kennedy. Entrpreneur.Com.

It is possible to go through life without ever accepting any responsibility, but such freedom from the cares of the world comes at an enormous financial cost. If you make it a practice to go out the back door when responsibility walks through the front, you will also miss out on the opportunities that always accompany responsibility. In almost any vocation, profession, or calling, your remuneration is directly proportional to the responsibility that accompanies your position. Make it a practice to volunteer for more responsibility or simply to assume it. There are times when you must get on with the task at hand without ever being formally told you’re in charge of it. If you demonstrate that you are a can-do kind of person, responsibility and the higher pay that accompanies it will come to you.  Napoleon Hill Foundation

“A religious spirit creates a poverty mindset. A poverty sprit is not about economics, it’s about living with meager possibilities. It’s about not understanding your real identity in Christ.”  Graham Cooke

Political correctness is proof that stupidity is contagious.  Bill Johnson

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do!  Steve Jobs

“At Healing Waters, you gave me a few prophetic words along the lines of a new season coming my way and to be in expectancy and waiting for a surprise and how it was going to be joyous etc. Two months after this pic was taken i moved to the mountains of southwest VA and started working full time in ministry (which I had NO idea was going to happen). I have to say – the Lord really used you to confirm what was about to happen and to encourage me and increase my faith!! Those times in that basement were amazing!!! i just wanted to say thank you for your obedience in doing what you do – because it makes a lasting impact on lives as it did on mine!!!  A message to me from my friend Sarah Elizabeth Berrios

No one can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission. Lolly Daskal

No one is too busy, it’s only a matter of priorities.  Steve Jobs

Carve out daily time to think, and dream with God’s mind and His ideas for you. Taken by a talk from Noreena Hertz

I was reminded today that our God loves the very rich, and the very poor, equally! Jose Alvarez

Christianity is not About Things but about the Revelation of a Person!  Jose Alvarez

You know that you are in Miami when the most popular health drink in the gym is Cuban Coffee. Jose Alvarez

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Rebuilding Shore Vineyard after super storm Sandy

 

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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