Wig’s Word of God Today 3-29-2012
Jesus replied: In all Truth I tell you, before Abraham ever was, I AM. John 8:58
Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105 & John 8:51-59
It was hard for many to recognize Jesus as God’s Only Son. The words He spoke seem too outlandish to follow or believe. So much so, they wanted to kill Him because He claimed He was God in the flesh. “The Jews said, ‘Now we know that you are possessed. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead, and yet you say, “Whoever keeps my word will never know the taste of death.” Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? The prophets are dead too. Who are you claiming to be?’” John 8:52-53
Jesus answered the only way He knew how and that was to tell the Truth. “If I were to seek My own glory My glory would be worth nothing; in fact, My glory is conferred by the Father, by the One of whom you say, ‘He is our God,’ although you do not know Him. But I know Him, and if I were to say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I should be a liar, as you yourselves are. But I do know Him, and I keep His Word.” John 8:54-55 You know the old saying, “The Truth will set you free,” here Jesus reminds us that telling the Truth is as important as living the Truth.
Humanity fails at telling the Truth as often as they fail at living the Truth of God’s Word. I see something different in a homeless man or woman living on the streets in filth, hunger and addiction. When you stop and talk to them they tell you the truth of their needs, experiences and lives for they know there is nothing they can hide from or any need to disguise the obvious of their chosen plight of living. I stop and visit with many of them as often as I can sharing clothes, shoes, prayer, and/or food from my ministry I call “Trunk of Comfort.”
Yesterday as I talked to one man named Bill in his early 40’s who was ever so appreciative I was there feeding them all and providing them clean clothes to wear, I learned how he is battling a blood disorder that requires dialysis in the midst of recurring back pain from a broken back. As he stood there wearing the sneakers I gave him and unshowered for over a year, I laid hands on him praying aloud as the tears of Christ’s joy ran down our cheeks. As he hugged me when I finished he whispered, “The Truth is I may die here on the streets and my parents will never even know. Thanks for your prayers. God bless you for being an angel who cares.”
Dear Heavenly Father, we pray to always know Your Truth about Your Son to guide us to be a people of Truth. Day nine of a Novena of prayers for the Carolina Boys Emmaus. A prayer for the soul of Pedro Villalonga’s father who passed away last Saturday night. We pray for Bill, JB and Randy living on the streets of despair. We pray for families in need of Your love to escape the past of rejection, sin and spite. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
“Before Abraham was I AM”- John 8:51-59
Keep my Truth
Live in My Word
Live forever near
The Father of the world
Death you will not see
As the Jews pondered to disagree
Possessed He must be
Abraham is dead don’t you believe
Are you greater than Abraham?
Who died and was buried
Or any Prophets of old
Who lived to die in sharing
Who do you think you are?
Making yourself to be
I glorify not myself, Jesus replied
I glorify the Father Who is in Me
The Father glorifies Me
But you can’t see
A liar is thee
Not keeping His Word to agree
How can this be true?
You are young and a ham
“Amen, Amen, I say to you”
“Before Abraham was I AM”
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 29, 2012 @ 6:09 AM EST