Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:31e

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-13-2011

Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:31e

Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13, Psalm 34 & Matthew 21:28-32

John the Baptist spent a lot of time in the Jordan baptizing every type of individuals calling all to repentance preparing the way for Jesus to share Eternal Salvation for all who believe. Many of the religious leaders of the time scoffed at John relishing him to a lunatic living in the desert eating wild bugs and speaking strange words. Not so with the common folk of the day i.e. tax collectors, prostitutes and sinners of all types.

They came seeking forgiveness of their sins and found John talking about the One to come Who he wasn’t fit to untie His sandal strap. Jesus just got done telling the chief priests and elders He wouldn’t tell them Who has given Him the Authority to heal the sick, raise the dead and above all forgive sins for they wouldn’t even believe the one in the desert to baptize themselves and come clean with God. They were so filled with conceit they couldn’t see the Truth in every miracle Christ performed as the One Who was sent by God to give every human opportunity to know and live forgiveness.

Many of you may read my love of loving Christ Jesus in brevity here each day but still struggle with areas of life that seem to control you. I for one am here to remind you by God’s Will to seek His Truth in every situation and His Truth will set you free. Each of you have made the decision to know Who Jesus Christ is by your willingness to share my thoughts each day but more so by your commitment to live in a relationship with Him through your practice, prayer and proclamation.

I heard a NFL player the other day say he wished Tim Tebow would stop saying He loves Jesus Christ first and then thanking Him every time he was interviewed on any news program. The response from Tebow reminds me of how one with True love responds about Who is first in life and that’s God. As my wife’s tag reads on the front of her car, “God First- All Else Will Fall Into Place.”

Tebow said when you get married do you tell your wife only on that day you love her? He said of course not, you tell her every time you get the chance. (I love you Toni.) Tebow continued, “that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to tell Him that I love Him or given an opportunity to shout Him out on national TV, I’m gonna take that opportunity.” Amen Tim Tebow- I love your love of loving Christ Jesus. I love you Jesus!

By God, His Son and His Spirit we pray for everyone who repents and accepts Jesus as their LORD and Savior. We pray for Tim constantly. We pray for every child and parent. We pray for Bob and Mary Carter. We pray for each other- our families and friends. We pray for Prayer Point and the needs of the USA. We pray for Aaron Kuehne. We pray for Michael who is looking for work in ministry. We pray for LIFE FM. We pray for the Spirit to accept, bravery in God to change and intelligence of Christ’s Truth to know. 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

The Kingdom of God is Present Not a Show- Matthew 21:28-32

Jesus shared with the chief priest and elders

A parable of two sons asked to work for dad

Their vineyard needed pruning and upkeep

However, the son’s response made him sad

The first was asked to go and work

At first he said no but went instead

The second was asked to go and work

Yes sir he replied but instead stayed in bed

You chief priests and elders witnessed John baptize

But refused to take part by your conceit to start

As tax collectors and prostitutes repented and cleansed

Now they enter the Kingdom of God before your heart

Their sins have been forgiven of them by My love to part

John came to you by righteousness

But no belief came from your soul

Yet even after you saw sinners bathe

You refused to follow and know

The Kingdom of God is Present Not a Show

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 13, 2011 @ 5:46 AM EST

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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
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