Today I got a phone call from one of my former athletes that I started training when he was 5th-6th grade. He’s in town for a few weeks before heading out to deployment for the U.S Navy. He wanted to give me his jacket he wore in Bootcamp. This is such a honor and yes this is going up in the shop. I am forever grateful for the blessing to part of these kids journey. Who would have known that 8 years ago at the same park we trained at he would be giving me his U.S Navy Jacket thank you Johnny Boy @johnny__mft #TeamJesus#DayOnes#US#Navy#Family#MaLuFiTnesS
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS, the man in the striped shirt who was homeless was actually is praying for us.
I was scheduled to speak and perform in my city of New Haven CT for performance and speaking engagement for Youth of different churches against the violence in our city.
This moment was special, why? Because on stage I was rapping after speaking and the man in the striped shirt came up with a challenge about socio economic, political development and I had to respond to his issue through rap.
Fast forward, I did it, he felt so blessed that he prayed for myself and the pastor over the event who was also the host.
THE LESSON for me here was this, people want to be heard and problems addressed, no matter what stage of life, whether doing well or struggling, we all want to count, and feel heard.
DOPE moment here, shout out to @mobilizene for the invite and opportunity to share my gift. TURN THE LIGHT ALL THE WAY UP!!!
Are you torn right now because you really want to do something, but you’re afraid? Ask yourself “[Say your name here], is this fear talking, or is this you talking?
I challenge you to say yes to whatever you are currently saying no to. Don’t let fear make you say no when God is leading you to say yes. This question itself is an encouragement. If your fear is talking, go ahead and silence it. You are the one who does the talking!
Here is how you can pray:
Give me the strength to say yes when you want me to do something. Give me guidance to know what to do next in my life. I surrender my no to You and agree with what you want for me. If You’re saying yes, I say yes to.
Amen. "Live fearless" Sadie Robertson
Just to say thank you to everyone who called, sent text messages and reached out to me in one way or the other. Honestly yesterday was amazing, the love was overwhelming- I pray that God would celebrate you all as you have celebrated me❤️❤️ #teamJesus
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Se você está vivendo o tempo da espera pela pessoa certa em sua vida, eu quero que você saiba duas coisas:
Primeira: Você está no caminho certo.
Segunda: Vai valer a pena.
Eu já estive no seu lugar, eu já estive esperando por alguém também. Eu já vivi meus momentos de solidão, de tristeza, de sentir a falta de alguém para apenas me abraçar. Eu sei o que é sentir a falta de alguém para compartilhar a vida. Então eu sei exatamente o que você está sentindo. Mas eu também sei o quanto vale a pena essa espera. O quanto vale a pena cada oração, cada detalhe colocado diante de Deus.
As vezes não sabemos esperar porque desejamos tanto que aquele momento esperado chegue, que esquecemos que Deus tem o tempo dEle, e que nesse tempo Ele está trabalhando em nós e na pessoa que também está esperando por nós.
No tempo da espera Deus está agindo! Ele está fazendo algo. Mas e você? O que tem feito no tempo da espera? Como tem sido seu tempo com Deus quando você conversa com Ele sobre a pessoa com quem você deseja se relacionar? Esse tempo é o tempo mais importante! Pois é o tempo que Deus está preparando você, amadurecendo você, para aí então preparar o momento de um relacionamento começar em sua vida.
Saiba de algo importante: A espera implica em nunca parar! Mas como assim, Rafaela? Esperar em Deus é continuar caminhando, é continuar jejuando, é continuar orando, é continuar se relacionando com seus amigos, é continuar CRENDO que mesmo que pareça que nada está acontecendo, Deus está AGINDO. Se Ele não para de agir, por que você, a pessoa mais interessada, vai parar?
Não se precipite! Não se entregue! Não deixe de crer e de buscar!
Deus está movendo, Ele está preparando! Você está no caminho certo, e logo você dirá: VALEU A PENA!
Por: @rafaabaracat #deus#jesus#frases#dosebiblica#jesuscristo#jesuschrist#jesussaves#teamjesus#god#dios#espiritosanto#holyspirit#love#holy#christian#salvation#savior#biblia#bible#fe#faith#mercy#grace#escolhiesperar#loucosporjesus#jesusfreak#deusnocontrole#deusnocomando#boanoitee
Credit to @joaochvs : NO REINO É DIFERENTE. | No mundo moderno todos querem ter razão, uns querendo ser maior que outros, ninguém quer perder e acham que a meritocracia é o caminho de todas as suas conquistas, não anulo o fato de corrermos atrás dos nossos sonhos em nenhuma hipótese, mas quando isso se torna algo a ponto de esquecermos o quanto Deus tem nos abençoado, achamos que somos autossuficientes, que tudo é mérito, mas quando se trata do Reino, tudo é graça. Já percebeu o quanto o nosso ego se inclina pela ambição de querer ter razão sempre quando estamos desligados do Espírito Santo em certo momento? Ou em alguma ocasião quisemos nos vangloriar por algo que sabíamos mais do que os outros? O nosso ego sem Cristo inclina-se para os frutos da carne, é por isso que há um Espírito Santo nos auxiliando a viver a essência do Reino, a essência do Pai aqui na terra, para manifestarmos todo ao contrário que a nossa geração corrompida impõe que é certo, tudo aquilo que vai contra os princípios de Deus não é saudável para a nossa alma.
With knowing how much Jesus suffered for us is it too hard for us to obey His commands? His Love just swallows us up with grace and mercy to help us in anyway. By the Holy Spirit He gives us the POWER to obey and not sin. Let us consider Jesus’s Love for us and keep away from enticing or distracting things that may light up an evil passion within you. Lord help us all! Amen
Naquela ocasião eu, Daniel, passei três semanas chorando. 3 Não comi nada saboroso; carne e vinho nem provei; e não usei nenhuma essência aromática, até se passarem as três semanas. Daniel 10:2-3
Obs. Daniel teve uma visão poderosa. Ficou prostrado, aterrorizado e assustado. Precisou buscar entendimento e durante vinte um dias ele chorou para alcançar tudo o que ele precisava de revelação da parte de Deus. Nunca conheci alguém que tenha passado três semanas chorando e buscando de Deus uma revelação. Estamos vivendo tempo de rapidez e superficialidade. Como é difícil parar para ouvir as direções de Deus!
Prática: Quanto tenho chorado por uma visão? Quantos dias tenho separado para buscar a Deus por revelação? Preciso urgentemente me voltar aos retiros pessoais com Deus! Preciso marcar tempo de um a vinte um dias para a busca da presença, poder e glória de Deus. Não comer coisas apetitosas e chorar para receber direção. Devo começar logo, separando um dia, dois, três... Sei que Deus tem muita coisa para me revelar que não tenho conseguido ouvir no burburinho do dia a dia. Marinho acorde! Marinho separe dias para ouvir o Seu Deus. Aleluias!
Waiting on the Lord is wonderful. Knowing He is in perfect control of our whole life and the whole world. It’s a resting in His Peace that gives us so much Joy.
Knowing we will be asked to do things unknown to us before. Willing and able as We have never walked this way before. But if it’s the Lord we are so willing to please Him. Amen 🌬🌬🌬
Everyday when I wake up Jesus is my first thought. It’s wonderful to wake up to Him and know He’s always with me. I thank Him always for everything He has done for me and my family. Love of God is a treasure forever so I seek Him more and more to see His Light in everything 💡
My heart is truly humbled
I can barely speak
Listening to angels voices
Raising me off my feet
Lifting my heart to Jesus
Let not these sounds be muffled
Sounds of angels wings
Love abounds so gloriously
His Love encompasses
Those who Hear Him speak
Oh Lord I am so thankful
To know You care for me
Humbled at Your presence
Loving my simplicity
Always admiring You so
Now being Yours completely
I'm at Your beckoned call
Lord allow me to serve you always
As you have served us all
LOVE is the answer. Not man’s gooey love. But a firm strong foundation of Gods Love determining our every move. Not reacting to our own selfish will but letting it die and allowing His Love to change your DNA. Your blood type is not of this world. It’s a Intravenous renewing. Love you all!
It is the inner workings of Christ in our souls that gives us His Life within now. Day by day a little at a time. It’s not an overnight fix. It’s the patience of the Lord working every nook and cranny of the debris we allowed in our whole lives. He completely renovates the whole house (the soul).
While we are sleeping at night He gives us nuggets of truth to chew on through the day. We wake up rested even though we were awake being taught by Him. He gives us everything we need to understand His ways to allow us to come to His Love. No knowledge matters except what brings you to His Love. Love is God. Perfect Love that is. Even babies have this Love. That is why He says come AS little children in their living capabilities. Don’t act like a child in your thinking. Don’t dwell in the worldly thinking. Dwell in Him and let the mind will and emotions die as they only slow down His process of refining us perfectly. I hope this came across clear in your inner man so you can understand His Life more clearly. Love deeper and Live in Love Always Amen.
Everybody must get stoned
It happened in Jesus day
Taking the risk to speak about what I’ve atoned
Risky business as I pray
Helping a beloved on the way endure
Remember a day is as a thousand years to God
No quick fixes will mature
On the Lords great and terrible Day’s prod
Bronze -Little children, learning not to sin
Silver -Young men, baptized redeemed in the Holy Spirit
Gold-Elders, transformed to the nature of God within
Don’t hurt the oil and wine
The anointed elect
Vessels to do God’s ministry
The chosen (washed in the blood) protects
Believing, following, learning earnestly
Running like the Olympic Games
The spectators only watch then go home
The ones who kick against the goads
Will have to face their unbelieving catacomb
The parents of the children of Israel
Died in the wilderness
They missed the delicacies in Egypt (the world)
They murmured and complained to Moses
They died in the desert on the way
The offspring got to go into the land
Still had the overcoming to do
God conquered all the enemies with His hand
When Obedience was the venue
When angels separate the wheat and the Tare
Jacob and Esau in each man
Evil Esau is taken the good Jacob is left there
They grow together until the end of the world in your flesh has no command
So you believe in the rapture
A Super Bowl with special effects
A cleverly devised fable started in the 1800s
People will believe any type of future
As long as doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle incumbent
Satan has sold people the big lie about a rapture
Keeping people serving him( the god of this world) and not worry about saving their soul
But when they die not prepared like a thief in the night
The fire burns out of control
We must prepare for this entrance
Like an astronaut wears his protective suit
Being clothed while we’re here on the earth
Lord knows how to restore and rescue
Satan rules the church systems
People unaware of the real truth
Keeping them in bondage to the world and it’s phony adulterated proof
Jesus had to conquer the world in Himself
So do we have to conquer it in us
Not loving the outward things that please the flesh
The flesh has to die
The Samaritan women at the well has deep significance. She represented the lost soul of the city or nation of Samaria the heathens. She was Abraham’s Seed but the Jews wanting nothing to do with them because they considered them unclean because they had mixed blood in them, from their earlier captivity in Syria
Jesus revealed to her that she had had five husbands and the one she was with was not her husband.
She had had the 5 fold ministry preacher, pastors teachers, prophets and evangelist and the SIXTH was not her husband, but Satan sitting in the holy place of her soul (The carnal mind). She was thirsty as many Christians today are and came to the same well that her fathers drank from but it wasn’t living water. It was the old covenant that has no life in it anymore from the law. He said to her, “everyone who drinks from this well will be thirsty again.”
So there is Jesus the true well filled with Living water. The new covenant right there in front of her.
She perceived that He was a prophet revealing things to her that only she would know.
She knew about the Messiah that was to come.
He said,”I am He.”
Jesus always reveals himself to the soul first (women represent the soul always).
Then she ran into the city tell the others the good news.
They came out of the city to meet Him. We always have to come out of our comfort zone to meet Jesus when He comes to us in our soul.
They believed the woman but they also believed because they RECEIVED Him into their souls. He stayed for 2 days-(2 thousand years) they are The Christians today that don’t really know what they believe except they know they believe in Jesus.
There are many people now going to church every sabbath but there is a famine in the land for pure spiritual teaching, food and drink.
The gospel has been mingled so many times and divided by man’s rebellious spirit to have everything his way. Satan sitting at the pulpits promising prosperity and good health without any power to help them as they go home hungry and thirsty week after week.
Jesus told the woman you don’t know what to worship because salvation comes from the Jews.
The pure blood.. (see comment for more)
Do not bring grief and trouble to the divine which is within you. But when you will care for it, will request of it that you remain pure, and will become self-controlled in your soul and body, you will become a throne of wisdom, and one belonging to God's household. He will give you a great light through it Wisdom.
Now the very root of this severity is good, and of God, and has love and sweetness at the bottom of it; in pity, love, and innermost do we use the sword. It is in pity to the poor captived creature, that might be cut down which keeps it in bonds and captivity. And though we seem enemies to all sorts of men for the Lord's sake; yet we are not enemies, nor could do the least hurt to them any way; but are true friends to their souls, and bodies also: and our only controversy is with that which captives and makes them miserable; for we fight not at all with flesh and blood, but with the principality and power which led from God, and rule in it against God, to the poor creature's ruin and destruction. If we had all the power of the earth in our hands, we could not set up our own way (if, after the manner of men, I may so call it) or so much as disturb others in their way but should wait in patience till God gave us an entrance by his power.
I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.
Jesus is speaking of the wheat and the tare. Plucking out the tare and burning it up. The tare is the flesh nature. We are on a slow burn daily to consume the Adamic nature in us. When there is no more flesh to burn then the fire will go out.
Two at the mill one will be taken and burned. Two in a bed. He’s speaking of one person with the wheat and the tares. Jacob and Esau .
Every plant my Father didn’t plant will be plucked up and thrown in the fire. Winnowing the chaff gets burned the wheat s saved. Pruning the dead branches and they go to the fire. There are so many ways say it but their is no taking up one person and leaving another. No rapture, sorry. The Sons are safe and hedged in. The rest die off one way or another until the earth is purified. The earth is our souls. It’s also the outward earth as a parable.
Then the Kingdom will come in the people and on the earth as it is a nature not a place. Pray to be saved. It is a narrow path and I pray for us all.
None but Christ, says my soul, from the sense of my continual need of him, and from the deep love of my heart unto him. Now there is a two-fold way of knowing Christ, both which are of use, and have their service in their several seasons, according to the estate and condition of the soul, and according to the dispensation which it pleases God to set up among his people; the one is literal, the other spiritual; the one is according to a description of him received into the understanding; the other is according to the revelation or unveiling of him in the heart. For instance, Christ may be preached as light, as life, as power, as the eternal Word and wisdom of the Father, Now the receiving the knowledge of these things merely into the understanding, is a receiving and knowing Christ according to the letter, or according to a literal description of him; and the receiving of any of these things in the living sense and shinings of the eternal light of God in the heart, and so becoming subject in that life, sense, and power, is a knowing and receiving of them in spirit, and the spiritual submission and obedience of the gospel. This is the excellent way and path of life which God in this last age of the world is making manifest; though the other is not quite laid aside, nor to be rejected or despised, where there is any of the light of life stirring in it. But the main thing now to be minded is the heavenly birth, with God's dispensation of life to it, and its separation from the earthly birth, and its way of feeding on the heavenly things.
Doubts and fears negative thoughts. Spiritual warfare or real things happening to rise your doubts?
The Light and Power of the Lord, when it arises, scatters and breaks that in pieces in the mind, which was very powerful before; so as the soul does not now so much as remember the considering or knowing of that, which the enemy made believe was so necessary for me to know. For know what causes me to grow, is the feeling of life, the sense of the Lord's presence and power with me, the living knowledge, the knowledge which quickens, and gives life. Now, when the life springs, when the light shines, when the Lord in the power and precious visitations of his truth, reaches to my heart, this is present with me. Then those objections and prejudices, which the enemy casts into my mind? I cannot heed them, being taken up with another thing of a deeper nature. So have I often found it by experience; all that troubled me, and that I doubted of, vanishing in a moment; that being present with me, and in me, which puts an end to all thoughts, reasonings, and disputes.
Love is the greatest gift. I know that of all the differences that I have grown into since I’ve been in Christ, Love is the greatest. It’s different than man centered love. It’s strong and for the well being of everyone. No partiality. Love does crumble walls. But there are some that I need to walk around 7 times then shout the trumpet and see if they will fall. Great goals to always have peace in your pocket 🐑
There was a glorious day, and bright appearance of Truth in the times of the apostles. They had the true Comforter, who led them into all Truth, and kept them alive in Truth, and Truth alive in them. By this Spirit, they, as living stones, were built up a spiritual house, founded upon Zion, the holy mount; into Jerusalem, the holy city, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of Truth. And here they had their conversation in heaven, with God, the judge of all; with Christ, the Mediator; and with the spirits of just men and the holy angels, which always behold the face of God. They lived in the Spirit, they walked in the Spirit, they prayed in the Spirit, they sang in the Spirit, they worshipped in the Spirit, and in that understanding which the Truth had made free, and had God dwelling in them, and Christ walking in the midst of them; and, by the presence and power of his life in them, were truly dead unto sin, and alive unto God; they being not strivers against sin with man's legal spirit, but by the power of grace, which made them more than conquerors through him that loved them. This was part of the glory of that state, in the day of the sunshine of the gospel.
Love one another. Such an easy sounding command. Yet the hardest for people to abide in. With our crazy world of labels and EGOS, pride running rapid. That’s why tragedies humble people. It’s not that God doesn’t want us to be successful, it’s that He comes first then if so success.
It sometimes takes a good shaking in a persons life for them to see the Love of God and be thankful for the humbling experience. We had ours and we are so thankful!
Holy Father we worship you. Thank you for giving us another day to seek out your mysteries to unfold the mind of Christ in us. Give us your peace Love and comfort, a hungry heart and a thirsty soul as we journey to your glory deep within our souls. Amen
Now, having felt this, and being filled with the love and good-will of God to the souls of others, how can we but testify it to others, who stand in need of God's truth (and its cleansing property and virtue) as well as we; especially being there moved and drawn by the Spirit of the Lord?
Now, when the Lord gives forth the sound in its power and life, it many times pierces deeply through the earthly veil, and reaches to its own; which, being reached to, answers to the testimony, saying, It is Truth. So here is a beginning of the work of God in that heart, the soul being touched with His truth, feeling it inwardly, and yielding in some measure to the overcoming virtue and power of it. Rejoice! Always praise Him for His Loving touches and virtuous sendings of His Love.
Obedience is the key to a peaceful life. Just like as parents our life runs smoothly when our children obey us. It’s greater to live for the Lord and see the benevolent nature and kindness when we obey. When we pray it has to be His Will and it will be so. He isn’t holding anything back from His own. God bless us all that we come to the river of Life and experience His blessings daily. Amen I love you!