My culture: My style in the windy city @ December 10, 2008
technical difficulties, be right back. It is a gloomy Friday, already Oprah is no longer accepting any tickets request for her show in D.C. Yes, D.C. is the place to be. I don\’t know how the city is going to pay for it but the bars and night clubs will be open for all of the festive party goers on the week of Inauguration.
Its cold outside, again. Earlier this week it was really nice and warm. I like when there are times when I can read an e-mail and add to it. And you are like this is really cool. I am feeling this e-mail.
I read one e-mail that said God is going to do a new thing in my life and that is what the struggle is all about. I said Amen, as I was reading about my direct ancestor, I saw that God said that thing that you fear will overcome, nothing is too hard for my God.
I was reading the 1st chapter of Deuteronomy and Bible verses,
The Command to Leave Horeb
1 These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2 (It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)
3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the LORD had commanded him concerning them. 4 This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.
5 East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:
6 The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, \”You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.\”
The Appointment of Leaders
9 At that time I said to you, \”You are too heavy a burden for me to carry alone. 10 The LORD your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as many as the stars in the sky. 11 May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised! 12 But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself? 13 Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.\”
14 You answered me, \”What you propose to do is good.\”
My friend, if a person seeking to come to Christ were to ask you, “Where/what is heaven?”, or “Is heaven a real place or just a state of being?” What would you, as a person of faith, say in response to their question?
As people of God we are called in 1st Peter 3:15 to respond to all questions asked of us for the source of our HOPE, in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” 1st Peter 3:15 (NIV)
Our ministries blog message for the weekend presents that question to \”People of Faith\” on 360! If you are willing or interested in responding, I’d appreciate you adding your comments to the blog message.
Write it down: The Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ
The mystery of the seven stars (Revelations 1:13, 20)
On the right hand of the Lord symbolizes:
Witnessed (Revelations 1:11)
The Lord Jesus mouth is symbolic of a two-edge sword
The Lord Jesus countenance was like the strength of the sun (Revelations 1:12)
The mystery of seven golden lamp stands
One of the mysteries of the seven lamps was like the Son of Man, characteristics of the first and the last.
Clothed with garment head to toe that girded the heart (sounds like anyone you know carrying a book bag or armed with a bible).
Jesus’ hair was white as wool (white like snow)
Jesus’ eyes were like a flame of fire; reddish brown
Jesus’ voice is loud as a trumpet; and sounded like the rush of many waters
Jesus is a brother in tribulation, in the kingdom and in patience
Jesus’ feet were like brass from a (burning furnace).
The angel of seven churches represents the seven stars that are justified on the right hand side of the Lord.
The seven churches represent the seven lamp stands that are justified on the right hand side of the Lord.
A fellow 360◦ degree blogger asked a series of questions, and on his lead I decided respond.
The Lord gives specific instructions about wha
t is, what was, and what is to be. Likewise, he also gives you an inclination of what isn’t, so that you can guard your anointed life. For instance, he talks about the false prophetess Jezebel, blessings and prophecies that you get caught up in are not heaven, such as how she entices men into her to commit adultery – against the church which is the Body of Christ.
We live in a society that promotes dysfunctional families. God does not alleviate us from our responsibility to take care of our children, which is an inheritance from God. Family is an instrument of God, and you will be held accountable for murder, abandonment, reconciliation, loneliness, destitution, poverty, divorce, prostitution, adultery, fornication, witchcraft, passing through the fire, irresponsibility and curses. God is going to judge the end of the world. He has the keys of death and hell. So you know what areas you need to be working on when you get to the judgment seat. Therefore, I ask you to pull from “heaven” and make a conscious decision to live and walk in authority. The world will compare what you abase and abound in God’s glory. Be encouraged in the Spirit you are caught up in the spirit, heaven, when you are persecuted and afflicted. Therefore be humble and one in the body of Christ Jesus, at all times, even when you are suffering.
We will back with the conclusion of “Write it down.”