GOD Messages

The Bible is a collection of books written by many different authors over a period of centuries, these stories, poems, laws, prophecies are not just literature. Behind each story is an meaningful message from GOD that the authors wanted readers to hear. The bible is ancient & of cultural distance, that separates us from those who wrote it. Understanding its deep messages is not always an easy task. We’re here to decode & discover the meaning of each story. It is at its Core, a story of Rescue & Salvation. Its about GODS relationship with world he made, a world that went tragically wrong when sin entered into the world & ruptured humankinds relationship with GOD. Its about GODS promise to Rescue & Renewal of the world. Life & Death, & that GOD wants us to be reconciled to Him, to have our relationship with him restored.

CREATION

  • GENESIS 1, GENESIS 1:16, GENESIS 1:26-28, GENESIS 1:27

  • PSALM 139:13, GENESIS 3, REVELATION 21:3

  • ISAIAH 45:18, ISAIAH 66:1, EPHESIANS 1:12, JOB 10:11-12

  • MIRACLE BABIES 

  • GENESIS 25:21, JUDGES 13:3, 1 SAMUEL 1:17 & 1 SAMUEL 2:8

  • LUKE 1:52, LUKE 1:5-25, 57-80

  • MOSES EXODUS 3:1-6, 3:7, 8B-10, 34:29-35

  • PROPHET ELIJAH JAMES 5:17-18

  • JONAH IN THE FISH

  • JONAH 3:2, 4:2 , ACTS 10, 13:42-48

  • SECRET REASONS FOR WAR- MEN LIKE JOSHUA, SAMSON, DAVID

  • GENESIS 6:11-13, MATTHEW 26:52

  • ENDURE SO YOU CAN RESTJOSHUA 6

  • TRAGIC HEROSAMSON-JUDGES 13-16

  • GODS DELIVERER DAVID 2 SAMUEL 22:1-4

  • 1 SAMUEL, 2 SAMUEL , 1 CHRONICLES 22, LUKE 1:30-33

  • JESUS 

  • MATTHEW 1:23,  5:2-12, 11:2-6, 13:55, 14:13-21, 15:32-39,  20:28, 23:1-36

  • MARK 4:35-41, 5:25-34, 5:35-43, 6:3, 6:30-44, 8:1-10

  • JOHN 8:58, 10:10, 11:17-44, JOHN 20:30-31, EXODUS 3:13-15

  • LUKE 4:31-32, 9:10-17,  HEBREWS 4:14-16, COLOSSIANS 1:15, COLOSSIANS 2:9

  • ISAIAH 40:10-11, JOHN 6:1-14, 6:32-35

  • MATTHEW WROTE TO REPRESENT JESUS AS THE MESSIAH TOLD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, HE INCLUDES MIRACLES OF JESUS TO HELP REPRESENT & EMPHASIZE THE RESPONSE OF PEOPLE WHO WITNESSED

  • MARK REPRESENTS JESUS MIRACLES NOT AS THOSE THAT LEAD TO FAITH BUT THAT COME FROM FAITH, HIGHLIGHTS OF THOSE INTERACTING WITH JESUS RECEIVING BLESSINGS FROM THE MIRACLES HE PREFORMS

  • LUKES GOSPEL TO PROVIDE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF JESUS LIFE, EMPHASIZES JESUS COMPASSION FOR THE SICK, POOR , MORE TO THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT -ACTS 10:38  

  • JOHNS GOSPEL WAS WRITTEN SO THE READERS OF GOSPEL WOULD BELIVE IN JESUS & THUS RECIEVE TRUE LIFE, INCLUDING SEVEN MIRACLES THAT FUNCTION AS SIGNS THAT INTRODUCE THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS & HIS UNIQUE AUTHORITY

  • Response to Faith–Mark6:1-6, John 11:40,

  • Reward for Persistence–Matthew 15:28,

  • Invitation to Believe–Matthew 14:34-36, 15:29-31, Mark 6:53-56, John 20:30-31

  • Warning Against Unbelief— Matthew 11:20-24, Luke 10:13-16

  • ISAIAH 35:5-6, MATTHEW 11:4-6, JOHN 21:25

  • HEALING CHRONIC ILLNESS

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke tell a story of a woman Leviticus 15:25-27, Leviticus 13:45, 14:2-32, Luke 5:12-16,  8:43-48, 8:46, Acts 3:1-10, 9:32-42, Mark 1:40-45, Matthew 8:1-4, John 11:17, 11:38-44,

  • MATTHEW 17:2

  • FINDING MEANING IN DEATH

  • GENESIS 3

  • According to Genesis 3 death entered the world when Adam & Eve disobeyed GOD &  ate forbidden fruit. It has been an inescapable part of human experience ever since. 

  • TIMELINE PALM SUNDAY

  • For Christians, faith means believing that death does not have the last word

  • Jesus entry into Jerusalem John12:12-13,

  • Jesus runs the merchants out of temple Luke 19:45-48,

  • Conflicts in the temple Mark 12:13-17, Plot for Jesus Death Grows Mark14:1-2, Last Supper-Betrayal & Arrest-Trial before AnnasTrial before Caiaphas Matthew 26:26-28,

  • Morning trial before the SanhedrinTrial beforePilate-Trial before Herod- Final Trial before Pilate-Crucifixion & Burial

  • John 19:28-30 Matthew 27:45-56, Mark 15:22-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-30, John 12:32, Luke 23:36-37, Luke 23:40-43, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12

  • After Jesus drank the wine, he said everything is done! He bowed his Head & Died. John 19:30,

  • Jesus lies in the Tomb Matthew 27:57-66, Deuteronomy 21:22-23,

  • Resurrection Matthew 28:1-6, Corinthians 15:12-22

  • Christian faith is an Easter Faith, it marks the beginning of a resurrection promised to follow God & its down payment guaranteeing Gods ultimate triumph over evil. The Christian message addresses the plight of humans when they chose their own way instead of GODS way. A choice that results in both spiritual & physical death. Jesus death was GODS way of dealing with captivity of humanity to sin & death. An emphatic message that triumph over death can also be ours

  • David’s  words echo Jesus experience on the cross Psalm 22:6-7 , David ended his Psalm with a hopeful note of Rescue for the Future: People not yet born will be told, The Lord has Saved Us! Psalm 22:31

  • WISHFUL THINKING OR REAL EVENT ?!

  • Jesus didn’t die on the cross. The women went to the wrong tomb. The disciples stole Jesus Body. The disciples had visions of Jesus, but his resurrection was spiritual not physical

  • —Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 15:47, Luke 23:55, Matthew 27:61, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, 15:5-8, 15:16-18, 24:40-43, 1 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 4:14, Acts 1:1-11, 1 Timothy 3:16, Ephesian 1:21-22

  • THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 

  • JOHN 16:8-14, 2 CORINTHIANS 1:22, EXODUS 23:20-23,GENESIS 18:1-15

  • HAGAR & THE ANGEL OF PROVISION–GENESIS 16, 21

  • JACOB & AN ANGEL OF REDIRECTION & RENEWALGENESIS 27:41-45, 28:16 32:24B-30, HOSEA 12:3-4

  • GIDEON & AN ANGEL OF COUNSEL & COURAGE-JUDGES 6:11-14, 7

  • DAVID & THE ANGEL OF DESTRUCTION— 1CHRONICLES 21, 21:7-30

  • DANIEL & THE ANGELS OF PROPHECY & PROTECTIONDANIEL 3:28, 6:22, 10:2-19, 11:2:45, 11:29, 12:1-3, 12:4, REVELATION 12

  • MICHAEL The ARCHANGEL DANIEL 10:12-14, REVELATION 2

  • ZECHARIAH & AN ANGEL OF UNEXPECTED BOUNTY & BLESSING—LUKE 1:8-20,1:62, 64, 67-69, MALACHI 3:1

  • MARY & JOSEPH & AN ANGEL OF CHALLENGE & CHANGE—LUKE 1:26-38 MATTHEW 1:18-25, 2:16-23

  • PETER & AN ANGEL OF RELEASE & RESCUE—ACTS 2, 12:7, 12:1-16, 12:12-16

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2019 New Year!

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Talk about your goals to yourself.

Talk about personal or business goals to yourself.

Communicate your desire to yourself to increase the chances of success.

Reassess your goals. Reassess your goals throughout the year.

Things change over time.

Avoid procrastination.

Start Now.

Good Luck, Happy New Year!

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Resentment?!

Feeling angry, resentful about things that happened or didn’t happen?!
Resentment is like a cancer. Tips to reduce resentments to live a happier life. Think loving positive thoughts for your personal resentment. The opposite of anger, hate, fear? is love. By sending LOVE towards others. Praying that they receive all the wonderful things you want for yourself in life, you slowly turn away at negative emotions that do you harm.  Try and work at it.
Believe in prayer,  set aside time during the day to think loving thoughts. Wishing others good fortune and blessings. Say it out loud. GOD please give love, health and peace to others and myself to let any resentment go.
At first it will likely feel awkward and meaningless,  difficult. It could take weeks, months, or even years, but eventually you’ll notice where there were once ill feelings. But now there is peace, love and that you start to actually mean it.
Check your motives and expectations, the best way to eliminate resentment is, not to set yourself up for it. For example, think about when people ask you to do things for them. You probably form expectations about what they’ll do for you in return. If there’s a hint of what’s in it for me, chances are you’re headed for some resentment. Be Grateful. A heart that is full of gratitude has little room for resentment.  Whenever I’m feeling stressed, resentful, or angry, I put my pen to paper and write down  things I’m grateful for in that moment.
It’s difficult to resent what you don’t have when you’re focusing your energy on what you do have. Stay open to different outcomes.
The key to finding happiness is realizing that you already possess everything you need to be happy. When you realize happiness is an inside job, you’re less likely to place demands on other people and situations.
Reducing resentment takes practice and mindfulness. Being mindful, I recognized this and removed myself from unhealthy situations.
I asked for acceptance, guidance. Years from now, what will I remember the most.
We all have the ability to manage expectations, change our state of mind, and ultimately be happy regardless of how we expect things will unfold. Don’t let your demons  introduce you to hell, Introduce your demons to Heaven. May peace be with you!
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10 Motivational Quotes — Success Inspirers’ World

Originally posted on M’s Thoughts: With everything that goes on in life, sometimes we get a little down or discouraged. Here are 10 motivational quotes you can use as a reminder or help get through your day! It’s a bad day, not a bad life. Keep your head up. Everyday, you’re one day closer…

via 10 Motivational Quotes — Success Inspirers’ World

Healing Emotional/Rejection Pain?!

We can try Healing Emotional Pain by letting go of rejection, rejection activates the same pathways in your brain as physical pain, which is a reason why it hurts. If we avoid ruminating, we can start turning failure Into Something Positive. Especially if We can make sure our Guilt remains as useful Emotions. If you have low self esteem be sure to use Self-Affirmations A lot. Healing Emotional Pain takes time. Rejection plays with your need to belong, it is distressing, it interferes with your ability to think, memories and making decisions. The sooner you let go of painful rejections, the better off your mind will be. Ruminate, or brood, over past hurts, the memories you replay in your mind become increasingly distressing and cause Anger, without providing any new insights.

In other words, while reflecting on a painful event, it actually can help you to reach an understanding or closure about it. Ruminating simply increases your stress levels, and can actually be addictive, ruminating on stressful incidents can also increase your levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation in the body linking to diseases.

Turn Failure Into Positive. Don’t Allow yourself to feel helpless after a failure, or blame it on your lack of ability or bad luck, it’s likely to lower your self-esteem. Blaming a failure on specific factors within your control, such as planning and execution, is likely to be less damaging. What’s even better is,  focusing on ways you can improve, Work on  being better  Informed or Prepared so you can succeed next time.

Use Guilt as a Useful Emotion, Guilt can be beneficial, it can stop you from doing something that may harm another person. Guilt that lingers or is excessive,  can impair your ability to focus & hinder you from enjoying Life.
If you still feel guilty after apologizing for a wrongdoing, be sure you have expressed empathy toward them and conveyed that you understand how your actions impacted them. This will lead to authentic forgiveness, relief of guilty feelings.

Self Positive affirmations are excellent tools for emotional health, if they fall outside the boundaries of your beliefs, they may be ineffective. This may be the case for people with low self-esteem, for whom self-affirmations may be more useful. Self-affirmations, such as “I have a great work ethic, I am a Hard worker,” can help your positive qualities you believe you have. Make a list of your Best Qualities. Healing emotional/rejection Pain. May Peace be with you.

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Winter Blues Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Every winter the way we may feel, seasonal affective disorder or SAD. During winter months with less sunlight in addition to a depressed mood, sad, includes cravings for carbs, inability to concentrate, irritability, weight gain etc. Sunlight stops melatonin production in the body, and darkness starts it.

Sunlight is usually missing in the winter months, when light is absent, the pineal gland activates two of its natural enzymes to turn the hormone serotonin into melatonin. Serotonin keeps us from being depressed, stops craving sweets & carbs. when melatonin kicks in, normal serotonin activities are reversed, the pineal gland gets insufficient sunlight.

Dietary Remedies: Apricots,apples, pears, grapes, plums, grapefruits, oranges , Avocados, Brown Rice, dates, bananas, papayas, plantains, pineapple, tomatoes, cottage cheese, turkey, fish ,eggs, ice, shellfish.

Herbal: Teas  Chamomile, peppermint, cinnamon

Lifestyle Remedies: Curtains Open, Exercise in the Sun outside or near a sunny window, walking, aerobics, swimming, biking, light therapy, vacation in sunny climate during winter months