You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father, for He makes His sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-23-2013

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Loving your enemies is as important as forgiving your enemies too.

This day the LORD, your God, is commanding you to observe these Statutes and Ordinances. Be careful, then, to observe them with your whole heart and with your whole being. Deuteronomy 26:16

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father, for He makes His sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45

Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Psalm 119 & Matthew 5:43-48

As many times as you read the Bible will you find as many times something new the LORD enlightens your soul with allowing us to act accordingly to His Plan of living charity’s love. Here we find the kind of charity that springs you out of the house and into the streets searching for God’s Children who need to hear God’s Word, see Christ Hands in action and feel the Holy Spirit envelop their soul. We spark a Light of Christ in people by observing God’s Commandments being careful we observe His Word daily, pray as we think and announce the Truth of Salvation by the deeds we accomplish by faith, hope and love. Oh, charity is much more than giving a dollar or two in a Sunday plate, it’s loving your neighbor as much as “those who persecute you” praying for their soul and conversion of heart.

I once said I’d rather proclaim Christ’s Salvation and know I’m going to heaven than live selfishly fool hearted as I did as a child and early adult and go to hell. Today I feel alive because of God- do you? Loving your enemies is as important as forgiving your enemies too. In lust of luxury or in search of Salvation? “The bad and the good” can have nourishment by God’s Truth but will lack the full communion of God’s Will without loving those who hate or fear you. More so, “pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Heavenly Father” as Christ Himself commands today in Matthew. And yes, you are right, it’s so hard to be His Child in a world filled with greed but I implore us all to move forward in practice, prayer and preaching to live successful in Christ’s Truth of love for charity. Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to forgive those who hate us and love those as our neighbors by Your Son’s Truth. Praying a 7-day countdown to Carolina Emmaus #2. Praying for Kairos. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has our constant prayers. Marco’s voice has prayers. LORD, it’s hard to forgive, please help us know what to do by the prayer life we live for You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

Yours in Christ,

Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Romans 8:28

 

The just or unjust can’t complain– Matthew 5:43-48

 

Opening up to His Disciples

Jesus said to comprehend

Love’s Eternal Purpose

Your neighbor and enemy defend

 

Neigh you shall love to see

Enemies love must also be

Prayer from persecution’s knee

Children of the Heavenly Father to agree

 

The sun rises and falls on all

Good or bad receives the same

Raining on the fields of nourishment

The just or unjust can’t complain

 

Love of love from those who love you no pain

Has no recompense to selfishly obtain

Tax collectors and pagans do the same

Loving brothers and sisters only to blame

 

Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect in Name

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 23, 2013 @ 4:44 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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