Growing out of the flesh and into the Spirit prepared to share the Good News. “While there is jealousy and rivalry among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving in an ordinary human way? Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, Who causes the growth.” First Corinthians 3:3, 7

Wig’s Word of God Today 9-5-2012

Growing out of the flesh and into the Spirit prepared to share the Good News.

While there is jealousy and rivalry among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving in an ordinary human way? Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, Who causes the growth. First Corinthians 3:3, 7

To the other towns also I must proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God, because for this Purpose I have been sent. Luke 4:43

First Corinthians 3:1-9, Psalm 33 & Luke 4:38-44

Paul taught there are two different types of people who either are living in the Spirit or the flesh indicating their appropriate age of development in God’s strength amongst them. If “there is jealousy and rivalry among you,” Paul teaches you are of the flesh as a little child “behaving in an ordinary human way.” When we become Spiritual and mature, our perceptions and behaviors become Christ-like allowing us to mimic the Truth God instills in our heart by His Spirit if Truth.

You will always encounter people who act according to their level of understanding of God’s Word leaving choices of our daily lives to chance instead of calling out to God constantly living in His Spirit of faith, hope and love. While we may serve the Church, Paul reminds us we are and always will be accountable to God. We are accountable to our Father just as Christ was to “proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God.” This task is a job we must place first in our lives to live in God’s Will of sharing His Son’s Salvation.

A project of living daily in faith, hope and love growing out of the flesh and into His Spirit of Truth. There will be times that our community or our hometown will reject us but Christ reminds us today that other locations will embrace the Truth of God we share just as reaction of these strangers in Capernaum is presented in contrast to the reactions of those in His hometown who rejected Him. Are you growing out of the flesh and into the Spirit prepared to share the Good News of Christ Jesus?

In prayer we ask: Dear LORD, we pray today we can live in Your Spirit growing as men and women of faith, hope and love shedding our fleshy desires of sin. We pray day four of a Novena of prayers for Sal Defede’s healing and peace. We pray for tolerance LORD. We pray for every special intention of any soul who reads this prayer. You LORD know our hearts as we pray to Glorify You in all things. Make us unafraid of placing You First allowing every breath to be for You. We are thankful LORD in practice, prayer and preaching. Jesus Christ is Risen! We pray in His Precious Name indeed. Amen.

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Philippians 4:4-7 Romans 8:28

Rejoice and have peace in Christ Jesus!

 

Co-Workers for God’s love alone- First Corinthians 3:1-9

 

Paul gathers the Corinthians

To remind them of flesh

Flesh of a baby’s heart

Not ready to spiritually mesh

 

You are infants in Christ

We must learn to suffice

Our needs as men and women

To grow our hearts contrite

 

Where jealousy and rivalry ring

Only flesh guides your being

Belong to Christ we must sing

Not as men by Spiritual beings

 

For I and Apollo are mere men

Ministers you seek to comprehend

Planted by us and watered by men

The growth incurred gained by Him

 

Planted and watered are one

Wages received by labor proportion

Co-Workers for God’s love alone

In His field as His building condoned

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins September 5, 2012 @ 5:07 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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