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Welcome I AM glad you're here! :) I hope you'll take a few moments to get to know me and watch any videos posted throughout this page. Of course, please feel free to visit often and check out the most recently added videos!
I pray you will be blessed by the various videos throughout this page, during your visit.
Therefore, as our fellow New Testament brother Paul always opened his letters with...
Greetings and Salutations!
"Halo" and again, welcome to my page! I hope you'll feel comfortable sending me an online message and introducing yourself, as well! In the meantime, please allow me to somewhat introduce myself... I AM BLESSED FOR THE REALIZATION OF BEING SPIRITUALLY LOST THUS, POSSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR DESPERATE NEED (IN ALL THINGS) FOR JESUS, (THE CHRIST AND JEHOVAH SAVES)! This realization has broken the hold of the enemy and therefore BY HIS GRACE, WE ARE FREE! IN ALL THINGS, WE ARE BLESSED! I AM in love with our Saviour Who cherishes us, and strive to do His will as His abundantly blessed adopted child and current citizen of His Holy Nation, where I hope to forever dwell with Him, ETERNALLY! MY ONLY HOPE IS HE, WHO SET US ALL FREE! I would love to meet YOU and build a long-lasting relationship with any who may also realize their desperate need for Him, regardless of where you may be in your personal walk with Him.
For me, "CHURCH" is defined as NON-DENOMINATIONAL, FELLOWSHIP-ORIENTED, MULTI-CULTURAL, KINGDOM-FOCUSED, SPIRIT-FILLED, MISSIONS-DIRECTED, DISCIPLESHIP-DRIVEN, and PROSPERITY-REALIZED! This is NOT to say however, I agree with the focus of some churches who preach the "PROSPERITY GOSPEL" that are "PROSPERITY DRIVEN" from a financial perspective, because elevating gifts above the Giver is idolatry. Rather my personal focus is in the "REALIZATION" of my DESPERATE NEED FOR HIM. This "REALIZATION" IS IN FACT, "TRUE PROSPERITY" and is taught by Jesus in the New Testament book, chapter, and verse of MATTHEW 5:3. Matthew 5:3 (The Deeper Understanding Version) reads, God blesses (awards and provides Life, happiness, prosperity, and abundant satisfaction in His favor and salvation) those who realize their spiritual poverty (humbly valuing themselves insignificant) and depend only on Him, for because they are conscious of their absolute need for Him (having awareness of their outward conditions), the Holy Nation and Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them to reign within, (regardless)!THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, RACE, CREED, ORIENTATION, MARITAL AND/OR PARENTAL STATUS, RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND (IF ANY), SOCIAL AND/OR PROFESSIONAL STATUS, LEVEL OF EDUCATION, STYLE OR APPEARANCE (HOW YOU LOOK OR WHAT CLOTHES YOU WEAR), WHO YOU KNOW AND/OR ASSOCIATE WITH (ON EARTH), ADDICTIONS YOU HAVE AND STRUGGLE WITH, OVER-ALL DEGREE OF SIN WITHIN YOUR SINFUL NATURE THAT YOU BATTLE WITH, ET CETERA. IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S ALL ABOUT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.GET THE PICTURE?! GOD LOVES YOU, NO MATTER WHAT...
While I disagree with the "PROSPERITY GOSPEL" from the financial perspective, I DO NOT believe there is only one doctrinal method of spreading the Gospel, either. I simply believe His Message should be clear for all of His followers to understand. I in fact, believe and am happy to function as a very small part of the over-all "corporate" church body. As 1 Corinthians 12:12 reads, "The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ." (New Living Translation) And the bottom line is there will be no categories of Christians and/or denominations in Heaven. We therefore, are all at least theoretically, spiritually equal! However again, some teachings must be provided with clarity of His Truth. To illustrate, you will find such clarity within the many different (denominational) teachings and approaches from other "parts of the corporate body" posted throughout our site.
In his book "1 Corinthians - A Study of the Spiritual and Material Conflicts of Today" the author Tom Schaff states, "There are today several denominations differing in certain ways but which are essentially faithful to the Word of God. The existence of different denominations is not in itself a sin. The fact that there are different faithful witnesses is recognized by Jesus Himself (Luke 9:49,50). Each denomination or group has its own strengths and weaknesses, and together they constitute the organized church of God. One single organized church, one denomination, one earthly authority would be in fact dangerous. Such a system would easily lead to apostasy of the whole church. Diversity forced by cultural, geographic, or other reasons keeps the whole from succumbing to the sins of one part."
I hope this will help you realize that His "Church" is Jesus and not a denomination. I also truly pray such postings will help lead you in your over-all decision to choose the abundant Life, Jesus. Beloved friends, no one cherishes you more than our LORD! While many think of the Bible as a book of stories with wonderful morals, His Word (Jesus The Message) is a living and organically active love letter, expressly for each one of us who desire to follow Him. As His followers, we are called to understand the difference between His Kingdom and the world system, and that while we live in the world, we are not to be of the world. Thankfully, He truly understands all of our personal struggles, challenges, desires, and imperfections, and incredibly accepts us anyway - helping us every step of the way. The following Scriptures are just a taste of the intimate relationship that awaits you (please refer to and read in order): 1.) John 1:1-5
2.) Zephaniah 3:17
3.) Proverbs 3:3-6
4.) Jeremiah 29:11-13
5.) Ephesians 2: 1-10 (It may help to read verses 8, 9 and 10 first, then 1 through 7.)
I consider myself a follower (or Disciple) of JESUS (JEHOVAH SAVES!) and His teachings. That does not mean however, that I AM "Religious." As "religion" by definition (cited from The Deeper Understanding Version of the Bible) is a set of practiced beliefs and values concerning the cause, nature, state, purpose, and life for and of a supernatural and/or divine power regarded as Creator of an agency or agencies, and governor of the universe - usually involving devotional and ritually obedient observances, points and/or matters of ethics and/or conscience and/or moral code, governing the conduct of human affairs.
It has been my personal experience which has led me therefore to my current understanding and belief, that religion is an "institution" which systematically maintains judgmental condemnation against and upon those who "sin." Although well-intentioned, adhering to a structured set of "rules" to show yourself worthy by obedience is "legalism" and an attempt to dwell with God through your own efforts. This is a key deception of the enemy having man focus on what his imagination can create regarding his or her successful "faith," but it never truly provides the soul with deep intimacy with the Father. However, if you believe in (YOU MUST BELIEVE) and follow Jesus (meaning coming to the realization that ONLY BY HIS GRACE, HE ONLY CAN SAVE YOU), you'll be more obedient, anyway! Of course, your human nature will indeed, cause you to stumble, but you'll possess TRUE PEACE (The Peace Of Understanding) and know you can't earn your way into Heaven, since dwelling with Him eternally is simply but incredibly, the Gift of Grace! You see, Jesus humbly and joyfully lifts up those who have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God or in other words, willfully and deliberately violated one's spiritual and/or moral principles (that means all of us), and realize their desperate need for, of, and in Him - no matter how much they continue to stumble!
John 3:16-18 (The Message) reads, This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting Life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust Him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to Him. This excerpt clearly shows Jesus did not come condemn, but rather to lift up those who choose the abundant Life! ONCE YOU HAVE REALIZED YOUR DESPERATE NEED FOR HIM, UNDERSTAND YOU ARE SAVED BY HIS GRACE ALONE, AND CHOOSE THE ABUNDANT LIFE HE ONLY CAN AND DOES OFFER, YOU WILL FOREVER KNOW WHAT TRUE INTIMACY IS. BE PREPARED HOWEVER. SPIRITUALLY, THE ENEMY WILL RELENTLESSLY PURSUE YOU IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE YOU CONSTANTLY FEEL UNWORTHY AND AREAS OF YOUR LIFE YOU'VE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH MAY BECOME MORE CHALLENGING. BUT BELOVED, LET THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE YOUR EVERY THOUGHT TO OUR LOVING LORD AND HEAR HIM IN YOUR HEART. HE WILL ALWAYS DIRECT YOUR PATH TO ABUNDANT LIFE. HE IS OUR REFUGE, OUR STRENGTH, OUR COMFORT, OUR JOY, OUR TRUTH, AND OUR ONLY TRUE HOPE!
I look forward to your continued visitation and pray our LORD continues to abundantly bless you and yours,
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