Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, “God forbid, LORD! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an obstacle to Me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up His cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My Sake will find it. Matthew 16:22-25

Wigs Word of God Today 8-9-2013

Only you know if you’ve lived up to God’s Condition of Discipleship

Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, “God forbid, LORD! No such thing shall ever happen to you.” He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an obstacle to Me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up His cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My Sake will find it. Matthew 16:22-25

Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 77 & Matthew 16:22-28

There are certain ways to build up the Kingdom of God and Jesus used every way possible to make ready the Rock He’d begin His Church with including calling Peter Satan. Pretty harsh, huh? But there’s something deeper happening here that extended even to this day the love God placed at the beginning of His Magnificent Universal Church. We learn His Plan called for something so radical because the condition of surrender goes to the deepest core of your being where self-will is mastered by the desire to deny yourself for the glory of God’s Kingdom by the Salvation we grasp for Eternal Life. There is nothing you can do to have it they may say but every Way to live it by the righteousness God Himself calls us to abide by.

Jesus is having a best friend who always takes your call because Jesus knows you’ll always take His. We live life by being taught these basic principles of faith, hope and love hopefully instilled by life’s example encouraged from birth. Only you know if you’ve lived up to God’s Condition of Discipleship and only you know if your actions today live up to this obedience for the Sake of Salvation. I pray as I grow older, God-willing, I can celebrate the loss of people I love and admired as a beauty of peace we will all know one day where in an instant your eyes will close and your soul will burn love in the hearts of anyone who knows you or reads your story. A Condition of Discipleship I accept. Raised High the Only Way to Heaven, the Cross of Christ I honorably wear. Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray to deny ourselves to live by the Cross of Truth. Novena prayers day seven for Margie K and her family. Novena prayers day five for Adrian with meningitis. Novena prayers day six for Eric S. Novena prayers day nine for my cousin Cheryl. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has our constant prayers. LORD from Psalm 94:12, I chant- “Blessed the one whom You guide, LORD, whom You teach by Your instruction.” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

I am yours in Christ,
Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Ephesians 6:17-20

Conduct will be paid by angels– Matthew 16:22-28

He spoke with such eloquence
Mesmerizing your ears
The disciples were attentive
To a wish many would fear

To but deny the core of being
Yourself lifting My Cross
Follow Jesus to eternity
Father Son Holy Spirit your boss

As One they teach how to live
By losing your life to win
The Sake of Humanity’s profit
Forfeit life to glory the Father less sin

Conduct will be paid by angels
Dispersing a lift from self
Death tasted by Satan’s helpers
Kingdom of Christ Salvation’s Smell

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins August 9, 2013 @ 4:13 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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