He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that He had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to Him, “LORD, You know everything; You know that I love You.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed My sheep. Follow Me.” John 21:17, 19d

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-14-2013

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Jesus simply asks, Will you “Follow Me?” No matter the cost?

So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name. Acts 5:41

They cried out in a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing.” Revelation 5:12

When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn. John 21:9-11

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that He had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to Him, “LORD, You know everything; You know that I love You.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed My sheep. Follow Me.” John 21:17, 19d

Acts 5:27-32, 40-41, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14 & John 21:1-19

There will come a time if it hasn’t happened already that you too will “suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.” “Rejoicing” you will find the “test” uplifting bringing you to the mountaintop crying out as the angels did at the top of your lungs, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing.” The dishonor expresses the ignorance lived by people who shun you or attack you all because we express Salvation in our obedience to Jesus Christ.

The Apostles were flogged for speaking the Truth just as you are today for speaking Christ in government run arenas such as schools, courtrooms and government entities slowly stealing your desire to surrender completely. There is a silent yet loud secular voice preparing the flogging of mankind in ways that will purposely drive our families to accepting promiscuity, excess and greed as the behavior of norm somehow announcing for them it’s Ok to be a liar, cheat and a thief.

We are being asked to join the bar-b-que of society seeking to catch all species of fish as depicted by the number 153 “large” fish the Disciples caught when asked by Jesus to cast their net for Him. We may be flogged or disrespected but we must rejoice of being “found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.” Jesus knows along the way we could be swayed by evil’s enticing lust but He allows us as He did Peter to reaffirm our love not once or twice but three times engaging our fear with peace, persistence and purpose. The net of Christ’s love has no boundaries or species prejudice surviving every threat or temptation by living His Word in faith, hope and love for charity. Jesus simply asks, Will you “Follow Me?” No matter the cost? Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we are always willing to suffer dishonor for the sake of Christ’s Name. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. Day eight of a Novena for Russ Thoms and his daughter Serenity. LORD from Psalm 135:3 I chant: ”Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good! Sing to His Name, for it brings joy!” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

I am yours in Christ,

Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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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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