Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you

Wig’s Word of God Today 6-12- 2014

No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3d

Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you. John 20:21b

Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13, & John 20:19-23

I awake today in Orlando, Florida completely rested after a complete Saturday at Wet-n-Wild with my wife, youngest son Jeffrey-Steven and my step-son Julian enjoying a little break after close of school. It’s was nice to sleep in a little bit but my LORD began tapping on my heart by 6 AM and His Word is my waking need and desire. This past Friday I gave witness at our weekly Prayer Muffin and I will be sharing this below.

We celebrate Pentecost this weekend which literally means “fiftieth day” and is celebrated fifty days after Easter. In Acts we learn the fire of God’s love pierces the hearts and souls of the Apostles as they are anointed with the Holy Spirit to begin the history of a Church we call home today over 2000 years later. I can only imagine what they must have felt sitting there in bewilderment from the loss of their Friend Jesus Who ascended into the sky just ten days earlier.

They mourned and prayed in the Upper Room as the Feast of the Passover began and thousands of people were in Jerusalem for the occasion. God’s amazing grace comes upon them in a Wind howling and stirring up their hearts as the Holy Spirit fills their souls giving them courage and wisdom to proclaim the Gospel with fervor and knowledge. So much so they entered the streets and began speaking in tongues of each of the different visitors. Peter boldly announces Christ’s Salvation and our Church has its beginning.

In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul explains we all have all been given a Spiritual Gift by the same God Who gave us the ability to proclaim Jesus is LORD by this same Spirit. This same Spirit guides us each and every day residing in our hearts to lead us in everything we do by praying unceasingly over everything we wish to accomplish. Jesus tells us not to worry what we will speak when we are faced with adversity. “When they lead you away and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say. But say whatever will be given to you at that hour. For it will not be you who are speaking but the Holy Spirit.” Mark 13:11

These gifts come in many fashions and I ask each of you today to ponder and reflect together: What is your gift from God? And how do you use it?

I will close with a few Scripture versus for you to ponder as well. First is my signature, Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” What has God called you for to accomplish for His purpose?

We all know we are living in times of unrest and uncertainty. I ask you all to remember this Scripture God has given us: 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 10-14

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…. And from such people turn away! …all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned …”

Are we living these times more than ever in today’s world? Are you ready and willing to let your love of loving Christ be your guide and favor?

In the Gospel we read this Sunday leaves us with our call. I pray we are all up to the task of accepting each of our calls from God to accomplish the Truth set forth by our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. I leave you with His Peace and Truth:

 (Jesus) said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.”  And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”  John 20:21-23

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, I praise and thank You LORD for giving us Your Word to live by. I pray today for safe travels and I pray for the knowledge to share Your Truth with the people I meet today. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

 Do you feel the Spirit so Holy?

Do you feel the Spirit so Holy?
It lifts you off your feet
Can you live in His Presence?
As you walk each mile of a street?

Allow Him to guide you
His Truth will set you free
Be not afraid of strangers
Speak the gift of Truth within thee

Thank you LORD for my gifts
I pray I use them each day
To Practice, Pray and Proclaim
The cost of Redemption You paid

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 9th, 12011 @ 10:52 PM 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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