You became imitators of us and of the LORD, receiving the Word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit, so that you became a model for all the believers. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

Wig’s Word of God Today 10-23-2011

You became imitators of us and of the LORD, receiving the Word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit, so that you became a model for all the believers. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

Exodus 22:20-26, Psalm 18, 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 & Matthew 22:34-40

The earliest mention of faith, hope and love in any form of literature comes here from Paul in 1 Thessalonians and described by Biblical scholars as the three “theological virtues” gives thanksgiving yet insistence of the selfless love missionaries of Christ give. Selfless love comes from receiving the Word with “great affliction” and has the same impact today as in any time in our history of the world. You may find your hesitancy to talk casually about God’s love in your life be it with family, friends and co-workers or complete strangers, obvious, diffident and lacking confidence but your intimacy with God’s Word increases each day the ability to share His Truth at any time or anyplace. When you become confident in the LORD, you will begin responding to people with a God Bless you in greeting as well as in passing or during normal everyday activities of shopping, eating or hanging around the water cooler at work. You can become a model for the believers today as much as Paul was in his day.

I began talking to a man in the Salvation Army yesterday who said he got out of the Army in 1962. As I commented to him that was the year I was born, he spoke of accepting the LORD in 1953 one year before joining the Army when I said “God Bless you for serving” in response to his military service. “I believe we’ll see God’s wrath soon,” he commented taking my arm in a plea to do something about it. Taking his hand and carefully shaking it up and down I responded, “I agree that if we don’t get people praying and be obedient to God’s Word, we will see the wrath of God descend on the earth as in any other time God needed to clean up the world’s unrighteous. But we have to pray. Pray alone. Pray together. Pray in public. We’ve got to pray.” “I agree,” he commented with a smile. Our world of people who want and understand what it means to be God-fearing must seek prayer in great numbers by sharing your prayer yourself. Try and pray with people in public and be not afraid of the affliction your heart or soul may fear. Make people imitate and see your love of loving Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to always be imitators of Your Son’s Truth anywhere, anytime and anyplace with anyone Your Will directs us to. We pray LORD we learn from any affliction we receive in publically displaying our love of Your Truth. We pray for the Women’s Emmaus at St. Louis Church in Pinecrest, Florida. We pray for this children of the world. We pray for Prayer Points to establish God’s favor on people of faith. We pray for Your strength LORD. Teach us to follow Your Will. 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

Christ’s People of His Father’s Love- 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

You know how we are

People of faith

To serve His Truth

Prayers to relate

Your replication evident

Imitators who seek

The LORD of forgiveness

Great affliction made weak

The Word was hard

For Humanity to relate

In joy the Holy Spirit

Made you a model to imitate

Not in just one place or another

Every place His Word was shared

People began a revolution

Humanity boldly dared

To share the reception granted

In Heaven with Christ above

No wrath of God to worry

Christ’s People of His Father’s Love

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 23, 2011 @ 6:08 AM EST

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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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