But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

Wig’s Word of God Today 11-5-2010

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

Philippians 3:17—4:1Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 & Luke 16:1-8
 
Paul wants us all to join with him in being an imitator of Christ and pray for those who have not found the love of our Savior. Model the behavior Jesus set before us when He walked among us here on earth. When we conclude there is nothing more important than giving our all to a life of Christ in a COMPLETE SURRENDER, we accept the challenge to give more, to help more and to love and pray more for those less fortunate than us. We become the low of the lowly and we seek to accomplish only His Will in our lives. Are you seeking the lowly? Are you tithing with passion for our Lord? Are you sharing faith, hope, charity, prayers and love? Live in a humble simplicity and stand firm for the Glory of God the Father by living a life of Christ’s example.
 
The Parable of the Dishonest Steward tells a story of being caught but repenting of his dishonest service to make himself look good to his master and those who owed his master a debt. The old saying, “everything was fine until I got caught” can be brought to light here: Are you stealing from your employer, your church or your family but haven’t been caught yet? I emphasize “yet.” Jesus is reminding us that sooner or later you are going to get caught and you will pay the price for your dishonesty be it losing your job, being embarrassed or going to jail. Sure the steward called in all the master’s debtors to lower their amounts owed but he did it to make himself look good and lost his own dishonest profits. When we are loving our love of Christ, we act according to His Ways by being prudent and honest in dealing with our employment, our church and our family. Think about this: Are you stealing from God by not paying your fair share to your church, your community or those in need?
 
And so we pray: My Lord and my God, we pray today for wisdom to keep our house in order to accomplish acts of charity and love of our community. May our surrender to You Lord be complete filled with the energy of Your care in our families, our communities and our work. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Who lives and Reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 
Salvation Can Do No Wrong
 
Imitate Him
Imitate Three
The Father, The Son
The Holy Spirit to be
 
A model to conduct yourself
In complete surrender to see
The Glory of God Almighty
Sharing His Son’s seed
 
Our lowly body He will change
A glorified body of glee
Living in the Spirit of Truth
Enabling Power of thee
 
Rejoice in Him
Rejoice in The Spirit
Rejoice in the Father
Who commands judgment seats
 
Care for the rich man’s money
Seek not your sinful greed
Punishment will be severe
Livelihood taken from me
 
Your back will prove weak
Your shame will be strong
Be prudent in your daily living
Salvation can do no wrong
 
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 5, 2010 @ 12:53 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
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2 Responses to But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ

  1. francis says:

    The brethren of The Messiah are but “aliens and pilgrims while the earth” for their “citizenship is in Heaven”!

    So it is that they are exhorted to:

    “Love Not The World”

    ”For the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”…….(I John 5:19)

    “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.”(IJohn2:15-17)

    “If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.” (John15:19-20)

    “Where do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is to be at enmity with The Only True GOD? Therefore whoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of The Only True GOD.” (James 4:1-4)

    “The world cannot hate you; but the world hates Me, because I testify that the works of this world are evil.” (John 7:7)” and “The Messiah gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of The Only True God, Our Father.”(Gal 1:4)

    The Messiah testified: “If the world hates you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”(John 5:18) Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life in this world shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall have it unto life eternal.” (John 12:24-25)

    John testified: “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.” (I John 3:13) “ James testified, “Whoever would be a friend of this world is the enemy of GOD”(James4:4)

    “Come Out of her, MY people”!

    Global warming, polluted air, land and waters, toxic wastes, sexual perversion, evil inventions of destruction, greed, hate, carnal warfare, dis-ease(no-peace),,etc,, are all destructive processes that have their root in “the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life” all of which fuel the fires of mankind’s “imag”ination ;-(

    “Come out from among them and be separate”!

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it’s systems of religion, for “the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one” indeed and Truth……

    Truth IS, a lie never was and is not…….

    Abide in Truth……. francis

    • Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins says:

      Hello Francis,

      God Bless You. I enjoyed your comment and I will read it over many times when I’m back home this evening. You may see a more in depth response then. I have a hard time using a laptop for writing. hence, a short discernment from yesterday. May God continue to bless you and give you His wisdom and strength.

      Peace of Christ to you,
      Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

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