If the world hates you, realize that it hated Me first

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-28-2011

If the world hates you, realize that it hated Me first. John 15:18

Acts 16:1-10, Psalm 100 & John 15:18-21

Jesus tells us today in John 15:18 that “if the world hates you, realize that it hated Me first.” I was reminded last night that up to 90% of all people were raised in a Christian belief and I have to admit most embraced our presence as a sign of faith, charity and love instead of showing signs of hate. For the first time in my entire life I walked amongst the people fervently praying constantly as a smile rode across my face wearing an orange t-shirt that reads ‘God Squad.”

I have to admit I was overjoyed with His Spirit of Trust constantly repeating the words “God Bless You, God Bless You” as hundreds if not thousands of people walked by my group of about 15 people who wore the same t-shirt seeking to provide order, answer questions of concern and be a Godly presence.. There were times of true ministering mixed with true appreciation from Memorial Day weekend goers of Miami Beach where this weekend thousands of Hip Hop fans pack South Beach to enjoy the South Florida atmosphere. We were there to remind people that you are in my house so please respect my home.

My day began on Miami Beach at 4 pm as I waited to be taken to the Miami Beach Police Department to be photographed for an I.D. card which we all wore around our necks. My day ended at 3 AM when I walked into my home in Homestead inundated with the Holy Spirit yet exhausted completely from my day of work as a teacher and volunteer work on the beach. Yes, volunteer work on the beach.

Why would a person want to walk around the beach amongst thousands of people to submit themselves to the physical exhaustion  and mental rigors of spiteful visible sin? The reason why we all rise each day; God’s Truth of Redemption from His Only Son Jesus Christ. There were times I would hear the words, “God Squad pray for me and save my soul” as I spoke to a homeless man giving him God’s reassurance he isn’t forgotten.

As a Godly presence, we helped police officers conduct crowd control, keep order and answer questions about anything from “why are we there?” to “where’s the bathroom?” The true enjoyment came from people seeking Christ’s smile in our faces and His Truth from our tongues as we shared our love of loving Christ Jesus. Yes, those who do not embrace your love of Christ and are engulfed in sinful ways of self do not know the Father as Jesus taught His Disciples. “And they will do all these things to you on account of My Name, because they do not know the One Who sent Me.” John 15:21 Yet, I was reminded last night as well that God said “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King, we pray today we for Augie Silva’s continued improvement. We pray today for the people who volunteered their time this weekend to serve on the “God Squad” of Miami Beach. We pray Your guiding hands will keep them safe and Your Light will shine in their faces a radiant Light of faith, charity and love for those who need Your Truth most. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless His Truth,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

From the Father Will They Hide-John 15

His Disciples learned

Hate is what you see

Truth unknown to perceive

Only because they know not Me

The world is their joy

They belong to self

Where love of own

Is Satan’s guiding help

He will choose you

Free Will to be

Only more than the world

Truth will set you free

The sin is your slave

It’s not your Master

Persecuted from Truth

No light is ever faster

They will hate you

As they hated Him first

Keep His Word

His Truth your flirt

His Name is the reason

Hate or love to abide

Not knowing the Son

From the Father will they hide

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 28, 2011 @ 9:51 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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