When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”* He said to him, “Yes, LORD, you know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” John 21:15

Wigs Word of God Today 5-17-2013

Love of Christ recreated just like Peter in his confessed three times of love.

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”* He said to him, “Yes, LORD, you know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” John 21:15

Acts 25:13-21, Psalm 103 & John 21:15-19

Jesus allows Peter to admit his love for Jesus not once, not twice but three times to set the record straight for denying Jesus three times after His arrest. Many Biblical Scholars agree that here in John and Matthew is when Jesus gave Peter authority over the whole flock in commissioning the Church and it guidelines by Christ’s own words in Matthew 16:18-19, “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build My Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Here, we find the Church built strong and centered on Christ’s Salvation to further hope in love, instill faith in peace and live the charity of Eternal Life offered by Christ for all who, “at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11 This is not to say even the Church will make mistakes for men not God still make decisions based upon earthly things when God only chooses Heavenly Truth. This Truth hurts sometimes and in the end corrects all faults by the Blood of His Son’s Cross.

We know that men make mistakes and run churches broke centered not on the Gospel of Christ Jesus but the stupid desires of the flesh wreaking havoc with pride displaying not the humility of Christ’s Truth. Yes, we all make mistakes but it how we surge forward in life to recognize the need for involvement spreading the joy of God’s Word established to offer faith and obedience to propel prayer whereby we give thanks to God for everything we think, say and accomplish to overcome desires of self tethered to the love of Christ recreated just like Peter in his confessed three times of love. We might deny Him but He opens His arms and receives you by His Grace of forgiveness. Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray if we deny You LORD we repent quickly and hold on to Your Truth. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. We begin a novena of healing for a friend’s wife named Roxy. LORD from Psalm 136:23 I chant- “The LORD remembered us in our low estate, for His mercy endures forever.” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Simon Peter confessed his love three times to concede– John 21:15-19

Jesus reappeared to the Disciples to eat
A breakfast of fish feeding the meek
Forgiveness would instill Peter to seek
Asking do you love Me will be the order to speak

The son of John Peter would no longer deny
As Jesus asked, “Do you love Me?” in a cry
You know all things Peter said to Eternally vie
As again Jesus asked a second time to spy

The real love Peter had for the Savior inside
No longer running but building to abide
“Simon, son of John, do you love Me? to confide
Peter answered yes LORD You know that I love Your stride

Jesus wasn’t finished in His Will for Peter’s streak
A third time He would ask if His love will always reach
For Jesus as he climbs to build the Churches peak
When Jesus replied the third time tend and feed His sheep

Growing old younger times will be the memories you see
Dressing yourself was easy as one two and three
Soon they will dress you and lead you to be
The kind of death to glorify by succumbing to always follow Me

Simon Peter confessed his love three times to concede

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins May 17, 2013 @ 5:10 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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