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About our Joy and God…
If we have the Spirit we are going to bear the fruit of the Spirit. And when we stop being grateful and thankful to God corruption is then getting into our lives.
The Bible says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” Galatians 5:22-23 King James Version (KJV).
Read also: Romans 14:17-18, Luke 2:10-11, John 15:11…16:24 and 17:113, Psalm 43:4 and 16:9-11. Read Isaiah 61:10 and Acts 15:3 KJV.
The true sacrifice of God is not a fallen heart or spirit but a broken heart and spirit. Feeling better and doing good is ok. But living better for God is even greater. Christians become disappointed when they miss their God given appointment. And they become disappointed when they are “dis-anointed.” Then by error they create their own anointing that’s not of God or from God.
Jesus is alive
Death has lost its victory
And the grave has been denied
Jesus lives forever
He’s alive! He’s alive!
He,s the Alpha and Omega
The first and last is he
The curse of sin is broken
And we have perfect liberty
The lamb of God has risen
He’s alive, He’s alive!
Jesus is alive!
(From: Ron Kenoly praise Music – Jesus Is Alive Lyrics)
The Annual 30 Days of Prayer and Fasting
For several years we have embarked on 30 Days of prayer and fasting to begin the new year. We invite you to join with us again starting January 1, 2017, to pray together in one accord. The theme for 2017 is “Greater”.
In this Prayer Connect, we have links to download a printable copy of the new guide. There is also a link if you would like to order the rack card from the Pentecostal Publishing house for yourself or your church.
We want to request that all involved with WNOP would set aside several days of fasting and special prayer interceding for a strong sense of the need for prayer to prevail throughout our fellowship. Focused prayer and fasting will unify the body of Christ and the end result will be earth-shaking revival and great ingathering of souls for the kingdom of God.
Have a blessed week.
(Information from wnop Newsletter)
Información en español
Los 30 Días Anuales de Oración y Ayuno
Durante varios años nos hemos embarcado en 30 Días de oración y ayuno para comenzar el nuevo año. Los invitamos a unirse a nosotros nuevamente a partir del 1 de enero de 2017, para orar juntos en un solo acuerdo. El tema para 2017 es “Mayor”.
En este enlace de Oración, tenemos enlaces para descargar una copia imprimible de la nueva guía. También hay un enlace si desea pedir la tarjeta de la Pentecostal Publishing para usted o su iglesia.
Queremos pedir que todos los involucrados con el WNOP dejen de lado varios días de ayuno y oración especial intercediendo por un fuerte sentido de la necesidad de que la oración prevalezca a lo largo de nuestra confraternidad. La oración enfocada y el ayuno unificarán el cuerpo de Cristo y el resultado final será revivir la sacudida de la tierra y gran cosecha de almas para el reino de Dios.
Que tengas una semana bendita.
(Información de wnop Newsletter)
“Given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13).
The hotdog rested majestically in the center of the fine bone china plate. The five-year-old cowboy never noticed the intricate design or the lovely gold rim. All he saw was food fixed just for him – cowboy food.
Mom and the others gathered around the table enjoyed ladylike fare presented prettily on that same Lennox pattern. Attentive to every detail, the hostess served a delicious lunch. That day I observed and learned true hospitality is the ability to make each guest feel comfortable and welcome. The attitude of the hostess rather than the expensiveness of the china created an atmosphere of warmth that even cowboys could enjoy.
Hospitality is biblical, a quality expected of the child of God. Titus 1:7-8 lists it as one qualification for the office of bishop, while I Timothy 5:10 says women in the congregation who are “widows indeed” should also exhibit it. Paul commended Phoebe, a saint in the church in Cenchrea, because she “hath been a succourer of many” (Romans 16:2).
In our busyness we sometimes feel we do not have the time or the money to entertain. Some are reluctant to invite others into their home because they fear they will be judged on the fineness of their furniture, the gleam of the crystal, or the fancy menu. Hospitality is more than “things.” Some of the best times of friendship and sharing may be nothing more than Coke and cookies, a paper plate instead of Mikasa. A relaxed, simple time together appeals to most people. The fellowship makes the occasion, not the trappings. Don’t wait until everything is picture-perfect before inviting someone in.
We often limit ourselves to those closest to us. While we think of young people as moving in cliques, adults also frequently stay within their same small group of friends. We don’t take the time to expand our social contacts beyond those comfortable few. The Bible, however, speaks of three distinct groups to whom we should offer hospitality: strangers, our enemies, and fellow saints.
In Bible times, before the days of Marriott, Hilton, or the motel that “leaves the light on for you,” weary travelers were taken into the homes of townspeople (Job 31:32). Abraham quickly extended an invitation in Genesis 18 when three men came by. He really did entertain “angels unaware” that day (Hebrews 13:2). Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:35-40 that offering hospitality to the stranger is offering hospitality to Him. “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” While few of us will stand by the interstate and invite the unknown traveler into our homes, we should consider inviting the lonely widow, the single mom, a new neighbor, or a couple at church with no family nearby.
Romans 12:20 asks something more difficult. “Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him: if he thirst, give him drink.” We find it easier to avoid difficult people. Sometimes the problem may be looking at situations from a different perspective. By bringing this person closer to us, we may be able to understand each other’s point of view and thus gain a friend.
The third group of potential guests is our fellow saints (I Peter 4:9; Galatians 6:10; III John 5). These are the ones we probably fellowship with most often anyway. However, we can learn to use hospitality as a means of offering encouragement during difficult times or helping the lonely feel part of the body of Christ.
As we enter the holiday season, consider ways you can open your heart and home to someone new. Ask God to direct you to that person outside your usual circle, someone who cannot reciprocate. You will find that the blessing is yours and your life will be enriched with new relationships (Luke 14:14).
How Do You Rate?
Give yourself a little quiz to see if you have the spirit of hospitality.
When was the last time you entertained in your home?
Whom did you invite?
How often do you have people in your home?
Is it always the same close friends or family?
Is it only those who can reciprocate your hospitality?
(From: SISTERS email@example.com via ladiesministries.ccsend.com)