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Scripture reading: Psalm 103:13

Some of us believe that godliness is coming to church, singing, playing, and prophesying. God is saying that you can come to church and speak with the tongues of angels and men, and not have the love of God in your heart (1 Corinthians 13:1). And He says ALL your manifestation is vain!

I began to learn love when God gave me a wife. Strange enough, I had the love of God. He gave me His love, He gave me salvation, but it was a new dimension of learning when I got married. Oh, yes! You have to learn that here you are, strong, very active, and full of life, and you are dealing with a delicate person who might not be feeling too well this morning. “What about my breakfast?” Huh? “What is going on this morning?” You never inquired to find out that she wasn’t feeling well. You should have gone out and made the breakfast for her. You have children and sometimes the children are not really feeling right. You have to have bowels of compassion for them.

The scriptures speak of God being El Shaddai. Do you know what that means? El Shaddai means the big breasted father God, who has milk to feed all His children with, and to supply them. That is the only way that our language can express a certain part of God, El Shaddai. Do you know that God put El Shaddai in the Body, among you? That God put His El Shaddai compassion spirit upon you? But some of us only have compassion for our own children! We don’t consider the suffering of others out there that need us.

God put mothers in your midst, mothers whom you are supposed to listen to, fathers whom you are supposed to listen to, those who must have compassion on you in the Spirit. There is a scripture which, of course, the theologians really stumble over. I don’t stumble over it. God said in Psalm 103:13, Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. The theologians say, “Oh no, no, no. It is wrong. It should have said, ‘As a mother.’” However, the word used there is El Shaddai, and it means a strong, powerful, Father love.

Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church. God said a man should not be an elder unless he had a wife and brought up children. So it is your wife that is making you an elder. Now, if you don’t treat that wife properly, then you cannot be an elder. God is teaching you, but remember, we go step by step. So, if you haven’t taken the first step, how are you going to take the second? How are you going to have compassion on the people of God? How are you going to love the people of God? How are you going to pour out life upon them if you can’t do it to your wife? Yes! Sometimes God sits by and allows the wife to provoke you. She provokes you, and then the devil comes upon you, and you get mad. God says, “Now that you are mad, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to get rid of that madness, because it is the thing that is destroying your ministry, your life? As a Son of God, you are losing out!” That’s why he said in 1 John 3:7, “Little children.” He said, “My little children,” because you haven’t grown up to the point yet where he could call you, “My sons.”

“NOW are we the Sons of God, but it really does not yet appear what we shall be” (I John 3:2a). You notice he did not talk about daughters of God. He doesn’t have any daughters. When a person reaches a certain level with God, God says, “My son.” I trust, you women, know why you are women. Do you know why you are women? It is not just for the procreation of the species. It is also because the woman is the other half of the man and there is no strength in a church unless the man and the woman come together. That’s where our strength is. Therefore, the very glue that holds the church together is love.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2005, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church.

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Scripture reading: Romans 3:24-25

Praise the Lord. One of the greatest things about getting old is that there is a change in what you used to believe was the reality of your environment. The things that were absolutely real to you in your youth fade, and a new reality comes in that is absolutely real. I am trying to explain something here. The young people have a reality that is different from the reality that we who are older have. It is God that becomes more real to me than the things that I used to look at as precious and real. Those things fade away. They don’t have that value any more. The basis for your value changes, but it changes so gradually that you do not notice that it is changing. One day you wake up to find out that you have an altogether different perspective. It is like when you talk about the Blood of Jesus Christ. As young people you believe it, but somehow the reality of God and the Blood is not as tangible as it is now.

The Blood of Jesus Christ has become the basis of my life. I remember when I was young, one day Jesus took me and showed me the Blood and it laid a foundation in my life, that as long as I live, I will never forget it. You have seen the show that is called “The Passion of Christ.” It is a very gruesome thing, but then, what happened to me with Jesus when I was your age is that He took me through this with Him, and I was there. Do you understand? It did something to me and after that, my whole concept of when you say, “The Blood,” was changed.

So, the reality of God becomes more real. In other words, God is no longer a shadowy person out there that will come when you call Him, but He is someone that fills up the whole place. Amen. It is like you are walking into God; you are sleeping into God; you are talking into God, and then God is into you. It is difficult to explain. But what I want to say to you is: If you think of God, Who is He? Who is this God? You call Him God. Sometimes you must say Elohim; sometimes you must say Jehovah; sometimes you must remember that He is not any one person who you can call by one name that means all of Him because sometimes He is El Shaddai. Oh yes. When your soul is hungry, when your life is hungry, when you need God more than anything else, He is El Shaddai, the great Father/Mother God. He is both Father and Mother together, giving you milk to drink, giving you suck, satisfying the soul. Unless you have been in real trouble, you really won’t know God. I don’t want to tell you to pray to God to put you in trouble, but I am telling you that when you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe. Praise God.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 3)

Thought for today: When you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe.

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Scripture reading: Psalm 103:13

Some of us believe that godliness is coming to church, singing, playing, and prophesying. God is saying that you can come to church and speak with the tongues of angels and men, and not have the love of God in your heart (1 Corinthians 13:1). And He says ALL your manifestation is vain!

I began to learn love when God gave me a wife. Strange enough, I had the love of God. He gave me His love, He gave me salvation, but it was a new dimension of learning when I got married. Oh, yes! You have to learn that here you are, strong, very active, and full of life, and you are dealing with a delicate person who might not be feeling too well this morning. “What about my breakfast?” Huh? “What is going on this morning?” You never inquired to find out that she wasn’t feeling well. You should have gone out and made the breakfast for her. You have children and sometimes the children are not really feeling right. You have to have bowels of compassion for them.

The scriptures speak of God being El Shaddai. Do you know what that means? El Shaddai means the big breasted father God, who has milk to feed all His children with, and to supply them. That is the only way that our language can express a certain part of God, El Shaddai. Do you know that God put El Shaddai in the Body, among you? That God put His El Shaddai compassion spirit upon you? But some of us only have compassion for our own children! We don’t consider the suffering of others out there that need us.

God put mothers in your midst, mothers whom you are supposed to listen to, fathers whom you are supposed to listen to, those who must have compassion on you in the Spirit. There is a scripture which, of course, the theologians really stumble over. I don’t stumble over it. God said in Psalm 103:13, Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. The theologians say, “Oh no, no, no. It is wrong. It should have said, ‘As a mother.’” However, the word used there is El Shaddai, and it means a strong, powerful, Father love.

Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church. God said a man should not be an elder unless he had a wife and brought up children. So it is your wife that is making you an elder. Now, if you don’t treat that wife properly, then you cannot be an elder. God is teaching you, but remember, we go step by step. So, if you haven’t taken the first step, how are you going to take the second? How are you going to have compassion on the people of God? How are you going to love the people of God? How are you going to pour out life upon them if you can’t do it to your wife? Yes! Sometimes God sits by and allows the wife to provoke you. She provokes you, and then the devil comes upon you, and you get mad. God says, “Now that you are mad, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to get rid of that madness, because it is the thing that is destroying your ministry, your life? As a Son of God, you are losing out!” That’s why he said in 1 John 3:7, “Little children.” He said, “My little children,” because you haven’t grown up to the point yet where he could call you, “My sons.”

“NOW are we the Sons of God, but it really does not yet appear what we shall be” (I John 3:2a). You notice he did not talk about daughters of God. He doesn’t have any daughters. When a person reaches a certain level with God, God says, “My son.” I trust, you women, know why you are women. Do you know why you are women? It is not just for the procreation of the species. It is also because the woman is the other half of the man and there is no strength in a church unless the man and the woman come together. That’s where our strength is. Therefore, the very glue that holds the church together is love.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2005, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Romans 3:24-25

Praise the Lord. One of the greatest things about getting old is that there is a change in what you used to believe was the reality of your environment. The things that were absolutely real to you in your youth fade, and a new reality comes in that is absolutely real. I am trying to explain something here. The young people have a reality that is different from the reality that we who are older have. It is God that becomes more real to me than the things that I used to look at as precious and real. Those things fade away. They don’t have that value any more. The basis for your value changes, but it changes so gradually that you do not notice that it is changing. One day you wake up to find out that you have an altogether different perspective. It is like when you talk about the Blood of Jesus Christ. As young people you believe it, but somehow the reality of God and the Blood is not as tangible as it is now.

The Blood of Jesus Christ has become the basis of my life. I remember when I was young, one day Jesus took me and showed me the Blood and it laid a foundation in my life, that as long as I live, I will never forget it. You have seen the show that is called “The Passion of Christ.” It is a very gruesome thing, but then, what happened to me with Jesus when I was your age is that He took me through this with Him, and I was there. Do you understand? It did something to me and after that, my whole concept of when you say, “The Blood,” was changed.

So, the reality of God becomes more real. In other words, God is no longer a shadowy person out there that will come when you call Him, but He is someone that fills up the whole place. Amen. It is like you are walking into God; you are sleeping into God; you are talking into God, and then God is into you. It is difficult to explain. But what I want to say to you is: If you think of God, Who is He? Who is this God? You call Him God. Sometimes you must say Elohim; sometimes you must say Jehovah; sometimes you must remember that He is not any one person who you can call by one name that means all of Him because sometimes He is El Shaddai. Oh yes. When your soul is hungry, when your life is hungry, when you need God more than anything else, He is El Shaddai, the great Father/Mother God. He is both Father and Mother together, giving you milk to drink, giving you suck, satisfying the soul. Unless you have been in real trouble, you really won’t know God. I don’t want to tell you to pray to God to put you in trouble, but I am telling you that when you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe. Praise God.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 3)

Thought for today: When you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Psalm 103:13

Some of us believe that godliness is coming to church, singing, playing, and prophesying. God is saying that you can come to church and speak with the tongues of angels and men, and not have the love of God in your heart (1 Corinthians 13:1). And He says ALL your manifestation is vain!

I began to learn love when God gave me a wife. Strange enough, I had the love of God. He gave me His love, He gave me salvation, but it was a new dimension of learning when I got married. Oh, yes! You have to learn that here you are, strong, very active, and full of life, and you are dealing with a delicate person who might not be feeling too well this morning. “What about my breakfast?” Huh? “What is going on this morning?” You never inquired to find out that she wasn’t feeling well. You should have gone out and made the breakfast for her. You have children and sometimes the children are not really feeling right. You have to have bowels of compassion for them.

The scriptures speak of God being El Shaddai. Do you know what that means? El Shaddai means the big breasted father God, who has milk to feed all His children with, and to supply them. That is the only way that our language can express a certain part of God, El Shaddai. Do you know that God put El Shaddai in the Body, among you? That God put His El Shaddai compassion spirit upon you? But some of us only have compassion for our own children! We don’t consider the suffering of others out there that need us.

God put mothers in your midst, mothers whom you are supposed to listen to, fathers whom you are supposed to listen to, those who must have compassion on you in the Spirit. There is a scripture which, of course, the theologians really stumble over. I don’t stumble over it. God said in Psalm 103:13, Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. The theologians say, “Oh no, no, no. It is wrong. It should have said, ‘As a mother.’” However, the word used there is El Shaddai, and it means a strong, powerful, Father love.

Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church. God said a man should not be an elder unless he had a wife and brought up children. So it is your wife that is making you an elder. Now, if you don’t treat that wife properly, then you cannot be an elder. God is teaching you, but remember, we go step by step. So, if you haven’t taken the first step, how are you going to take the second? How are you going to have compassion on the people of God? How are you going to love the people of God? How are you going to pour out life upon them if you can’t do it to your wife? Yes! Sometimes God sits by and allows the wife to provoke you. She provokes you, and then the devil comes upon you, and you get mad. God says, “Now that you are mad, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to get rid of that madness, because it is the thing that is destroying your ministry, your life? As a Son of God, you are losing out!” That’s why he said in 1 John 3:7, “Little children.” He said, “My little children,” because you haven’t grown up to the point yet where he could call you, “My sons.”

“NOW are we the Sons of God, but it really does not yet appear what we shall be” (I John 3:2a). You notice he did not talk about daughters of God. He doesn’t have any daughters. When a person reaches a certain level with God, God says, “My son.” I trust, you women, know why you are women. Do you know why you are women? It is not just for the procreation of the species. It is also because the woman is the other half of the man and there is no strength in a church unless the man and the woman come together. That’s where our strength is. Therefore, the very glue that holds the church together is love.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2005, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Romans 3:24-25

Praise the Lord. One of the greatest things about getting old is that there is a change in what you used to believe was the reality of your environment. The things that were absolutely real to you in your youth fade, and a new reality comes in that is absolutely real. I am trying to explain something here. The young people have a reality that is different from the reality that we who are older have. It is God that becomes more real to me than the things that I used to look at as precious and real. Those things fade away. They don’t have that value any more. The basis for your value changes, but it changes so gradually that you do not notice that it is changing. One day you wake up to find out that you have an altogether different perspective. It is like when you talk about the Blood of Jesus Christ. As young people you believe it, but somehow the reality of God and the Blood is not as tangible as it is now.

The Blood of Jesus Christ has become the basis of my life. I remember when I was young, one day Jesus took me and showed me the Blood and it laid a foundation in my life, that as long as I live, I will never forget it. You have seen the show that is called “The Passion of Christ.” It is a very gruesome thing, but then, what happened to me with Jesus when I was your age is that He took me through this with Him, and I was there. Do you understand? It did something to me and after that, my whole concept of when you say, “The Blood,” was changed.

So, the reality of God becomes more real. In other words, God is no longer a shadowy person out there that will come when you call Him, but He is someone that fills up the whole place. Amen. It is like you are walking into God; you are sleeping into God; you are talking into God, and then God is into you. It is difficult to explain. But what I want to say to you is: If you think of God, Who is He? Who is this God? You call Him God. Sometimes you must say Elohim; sometimes you must say Jehovah; sometimes you must remember that He is not any one person who you can call by one name that means all of Him because sometimes He is El Shaddai. Oh yes. When your soul is hungry, when your life is hungry, when you need God more than anything else, He is El Shaddai, the great Father/Mother God. He is both Father and Mother together, giving you milk to drink, giving you suck, satisfying the soul. Unless you have been in real trouble, you really won’t know God. I don’t want to tell you to pray to God to put you in trouble, but I am telling you that when you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe. Praise God.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 3)

Thought for today: When you are in a really tight spot and you call out to God from the depths of your heart and your soul, that is the time you prove God to be more real than the very breath that you breathe.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Psalm 103:13

Some of us believe that godliness is coming to church, singing, playing, and prophesying. God is saying that you can come to church and speak with the tongues of angels and men, and not have the love of God in your heart (1 Corinthians 13:1). And He says ALL your manifestation is vain!

I began to learn love when God gave me a wife. Strange enough, I had the love of God. He gave me His love, He gave me salvation, but it was a new dimension of learning when I got married. Oh, yes! You have to learn that here you are, strong, very active, and full of life, and you are dealing with a delicate person who might not be feeling too well this morning. “What about my breakfast?” Huh? “What is going on this morning?” You never inquired to find out that she wasn’t feeling well. You should have gone out and made the breakfast for her. You have children and sometimes the children are not really feeling right. You have to have bowels of compassion for them.

The scriptures speak of God being El Shaddai. Do you know what that means? El Shaddai means the big breasted father God, who has milk to feed all His children with, and to supply them. That is the only way that our language can express a certain part of God, El Shaddai. Do you know that God put El Shaddai in the Body, among you? That God put His El Shaddai compassion spirit upon you? But some of us only have compassion for our own children! We don’t consider the suffering of others out there that need us.

God put mothers in your midst, mothers whom you are supposed to listen to, fathers whom you are supposed to listen to, those who must have compassion on you in the Spirit. There is a scripture which, of course, the theologians really stumble over. I don’t stumble over it. God said in Psalm 103:13, Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. The theologians say, “Oh no, no, no. It is wrong. It should have said, ‘As a mother.’” However, the word used there is El Shaddai, and it means a strong, powerful, Father love.

Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church. God said a man should not be an elder unless he had a wife and brought up children. So it is your wife that is making you an elder. Now, if you don’t treat that wife properly, then you cannot be an elder. God is teaching you, but remember, we go step by step. So, if you haven’t taken the first step, how are you going to take the second? How are you going to have compassion on the people of God? How are you going to love the people of God? How are you going to pour out life upon them if you can’t do it to your wife? Yes! Sometimes God sits by and allows the wife to provoke you. She provokes you, and then the devil comes upon you, and you get mad. God says, “Now that you are mad, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to get rid of that madness, because it is the thing that is destroying your ministry, your life? As a Son of God, you are losing out!” That’s why he said in 1 John 3:7, “Little children.” He said, “My little children,” because you haven’t grown up to the point yet where he could call you, “My sons.”

“NOW are we the Sons of God, but it really does not yet appear what we shall be” (I John 3:2a). You notice he did not talk about daughters of God. He doesn’t have any daughters. When a person reaches a certain level with God, God says, “My son.” I trust, you women, know why you are women. Do you know why you are women? It is not just for the procreation of the species. It is also because the woman is the other half of the man and there is no strength in a church unless the man and the woman come together. That’s where our strength is. Therefore, the very glue that holds the church together is love.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2005, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Love between husband and wife is the basis of the love and the ministry in the church.

Read Full Post »

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