All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. Acts 1:14

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-14-2012

 

When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. Acts 1:13-14

 

Acts 1:13-26, Psalm 113 & John 15:9-17

 

The first real Christian Community of Jerusalem returns from the Mount of Olivet after watching Jesus Ascend to Heaven huddling together in the Upper Room where they had been staying. They are frightened and concerned for their lives but insistent on replacing Judas who had betrayed Jesus to complete the original 12 Apostles of Christ. Many Biblical Scholars equate this to the 12 Tribes of Israel but nonetheless they choose a successor to Judas by casting lots, which was some sort of voting process.

 

So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed, “You, LORD, Who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.” Then they gave lots to them, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.” Acts 1:23-26

 

What is very significant here is the fact they point out the Apostles devoted their life with One Accord to prayer inviting not only the mother of Jesus but also other women as well to “be My (Jesus) witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Of course this One Accord is the Truth Jesus shared with them in His Good News to become one day the New Testament that we relish as our guide to life today. The devotion to prayer is essential to anyone’s ministry in Christ. It is not a morning, noon or night timeframe but a nonstop sequence of thoughts directed to the Father to see His Glory being fulfilled.

 

Very early on in the Christian Church many realized the Name of Jesus invoked a Power by which they would be energized. Paul had pointed out in Philippians 2:10 that the very “Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Many have used the Jesus prayer for hundreds of years. A simple prayer invoking the Name of Jesus to guide their daily thoughts and actions. It goes like this, “O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

 

Paul describes in One Thessalonians 5:16-20 a practice we should all invoke everyday of our lives and that’s to pray unceasingly rejoicing always never despising prophetic utterances. In other words, rejoice in praying unceasingly for this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Amen.

 

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances.”

 

Dear LORD above, we pray to devote ourselves to a life of unceasing prayer to accomplish Your Will LORD in Christ Jesus. We pray in silence of our own hearts… the greatest intention of our hearts desire. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

 

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

 

As an Apostle he did dote- Acts 1:13-26

 

The Upper Room was full

The delight of Christ in their eyes

His Holiness had Risen

To the Father in Heaven waving goodbye

 

He commanded them all

To take His Truth to every creature

Not withstanding the fall

Of praying to men as a great preacher

 

But first they felt

They must replace

Judas the snitch

As Scripture did relate

 

They proposed two

Joseph called Barsabbas

Matthias was the other

Praying to pick the recover

 

They gave them lots

Casting the own vote

Matthias won his share

As an Apostle he did dote

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 14, 2012 @ 6:13 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
This entry was posted in Universal Utterings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *