Take courage. For just as you have borne witness to My cause in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness in Rome

Wig’s Word of God Today 6-9-2011

 Take courage. For just as you have borne witness to My cause in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness in Rome. Acts 23:11b

 

Righteous Father, the world also does not know You, but I know You, and they know that You sent Me. John 17:25

 

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11, Psalm 16 & John 17-20-26

 

Paul’s return to Jerusalem was nothing short of chaos. He was rushed upon by the whole city and dragged into the Temple area where they were intent on beating him to death. “The whole city was in turmoil with people rushing together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the gates were closed. While they were trying to kill him, a report reached the cohort commander that all Jerusalem was rioting.” Acts 21:30-31 The commander believing he was the Egyptian who had come to the city prior in a sweeping rampage killing politicians attempting to tear down the walls of Jerusalem and killing thousands of Jews. Of course Paul was not the Egyptian and he addressed him in Hebrew asking him to allow him to speak to the people.

 

Now Paul has a chance to recount his journey to Damascus and explain his conversion to the Sadducees and some Pharisees, “the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection or angels or spirits, while the Pharisees acknowledge all three.” This led to the an uproar of debate while one side or the other was shouting at each other the commander felt it in his best interest to rescue him from their midst. “A great uproar occurred, and some scribes belonging to the Pharisee party stood up and sharply argued, “We find nothing wrong with this man. Suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?” The dispute was so serious that the commander, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, ordered his troops to go down and rescue him from their midst and take him into the compound.” Acts 23:9-10

 

Paul receives his directions and  reassurance from Jesus the following night. Christ reassures him that he is to go to Rome and bear witness to His Name for Paul being a Roman citizen would have an umbrella of protection not only because he was a Roman citizen but because Jesus would give him courage and strength to share His Truth as the final chapters of Acts begin to come to a close. God has given us reason after reason to abide by His Truth by Paul’s witness. Amazing acts of miracles, protection and rescue yet many still will not take courage in the LORD’s Word.  This lack of relationship with God and His Only Son leads people to a life of sin and self reassured by the excess of having it all where too much is never enough.

 

We can be reassured by Paul’s journeys and Christ’s Truth that we are all here to bear witness to His New Covenant of love established for all Redeeming us from sin. The sin of excess, lies and cheating. The sin of greed, lust and yes, even killing. This Redemption is not an open ticket to be a humanity of recklessness. No, it is Redemption to share faith, charity and love allowing mankind to know the Truth of living in one accord with the Father for His Glory. When you embrace His Truth, there is a peace a midst the uncertainty that no one can take away from you. What you can’t see in God is visible through the faith of His love each and every day. He is everywhere and everything, yet only you can make the choice through your free will to accept his Truth or deny It and live free as Jesus describes in John 8:32-33; “If you remain in My Word, you will truly be My disciples, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King and Almighty Father, we pray today to we always seek Your Truth for the love of You to accomplish faith, charity and love. We pray today for all teachers, students and parents as we end our school year with joy. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

 

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

 

Return to My Word of Love

God and Country
Go hand-n-hand
Father’s protection
Guiding our great land

 
Has He forsaken us?
For allowing Satan’s spoof
Teaching us a lesson
Dividing our youth
 
Separation of church
Proved to be wrong
Division occurred with a few
Christ always remains strong
 
Silence no more My people
Stand up and say enough
My grace will fall upon you
Return to My Word of Love

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins June 9th, 2011 @ 5:03 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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