2019 The Year of The Lord’s Goodness

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God is always good! We will see even more of his mercy and goodness. The author Jonathon Cahn was recently describing in the Hebrew, the word mercy is  actually plural and the Hebrew word for sin is singular. That is an amazing understanding that God’s mercy is not limited in any way, but endless.  That is hard for us to wrap our brains around. Think about that, endless. If it wasn’t for Yeshua (Jesus) dying on the cross we would have never to have the chance to experience these attributes of God toward his people.

Walking into this year of our Lord, 2019, is as breathtaking as this picture above. The feeling I get is everything is trying to come forth all at once. It seems like everything wants to pop.

His love is bleeding through the darkness to pour out his love to this dry and dying world. We can’t deny that the need for his love is staggering. We have wars, rumors of wars, civil unrest, political unrest, famine, earthquakes in diverse places, false peace, lawlessness, persecution and unto death, no value for human life on multiple levels, and we are still waiting for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be preached.

The Hebrew word “basar” is defined as the following: the good news, the universal reign of God, the re-establishment of the House of David, the future glory an Israel returned to God, the ingathering of the exiles, the resurrection of the dead and the reward and punishment in the last judgment.

This also called the restoration. The understanding here is that the”Kingdom of God” reigned before the fall and stills reigns. Adam was the earthly ruler under God. This is also synonymous with “The Kingdom of heaven.”  First century believers knew this.

We are in a place in history where we are moving with heaven to fulfill the “basar”, the good news. The restoration on the earth that has been neglected and pounded on by hell itself is about to get a LARGE BOOST from heaven.

The goodness of God is coming to rescue us from the effects of the slavery and bondage we have been in. He is going to send His glory to help restore all that is out of line with his eternal goodness. We have to line up or align ourselves with his heart or love for us.

We believe many lies that keep us receiving his love. He is sending the greatest demonstration of power to release us out of the grips of hell to finish what he started. It is important for us to be ready so we can flow with God and his goodness.

Thee word I received from God is he is going to subvert the enemy. Defined as the following:

sub·vert
verb
  1. undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
    “an attempt to subvert democratic government”
    synonyms: destabilize, unsettle, overthrow, overturn;

 

God is going to knock Satan off of his proverbial “high horse” God always reigns and wins. No matter what you are going thru, know that God is for you. He has a plan. Take the time and see what God has for you. Ready yourself for the blessings.

 

Acts Chapter 3 verses 20-21

Revelation Chapter 21 verses 1-4

Joel Chapter 3 verse 18

Isaiah Chapter 40 verses 9-11

Mark Chapter 1 verses 14-15

 

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The most powerful gift…….Love

Greetings,

If there is anything people can agree on at any time in history and especially now, is that LOVE reigns as King in our lives. We are made for it, crave it, seek it, go to the ends of the earth for it and we don’t want to get caught without it.

Love never loses its mystery and never loses its power. We can’t get enough of it and we push the envelope of life to retain it. We often have actions that are misguided not knowing we are striving for Love.

Our hunger for love, moves us into strange situations and even dangerous ones because we are hardwired for Love. It is so strong in us that without human touch we would die. Studies done, prove the withholding of human touch will affect a person adversely.

Love makes the world go around. Giving and receiving is the dance of Love. Look at the heroic acts of people who help others. Heroes do things like save people from burning cars, rushing rivers, car accidents, Holocaust victims, wars, and a myriad of things that would take a few books to cover.

There are everyday unsung heroes like you and me. Walking out life in the face of great trials and tribulations sometimes. We can face great odds and obstacles to get through this journey called life. Love is always the answer,

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Jesus of Nazareth died a sacrificial death on a cross, to make all of these things come to pass. He faced the death that tries to subvert Love.  Death will never overcome Love. Jesus made us co-laborer’s with him to apply Love to a dying world. Love, can never be trumped by anything.

When we spend more time with Jesus, we learn how to Love others and ourselves more. He imparts to us the language of Love.  We yearn for his presence and in spending time with him he can add more Love to his greatest works, which is us.

If we are made in his image, we have a lot to look forward to. We start to understand that he is perfect and holy and so are we. We need to receive the Love he has not only died for but is positioned at all times to give us. Grace is the part of Love that enables us to draw closer to him even though we are still working out our salvation in fear (reverential) and trembling. Grace is the by product of Love that allows for our weakness to eventually become an asset to the Kingdom and ourselves.

A great example of that would be someone who is cheap or stingy is actually called to give great resources to the body of believers for the furthering of the Kingdom. God gives grace to work out the details of that person’s gift of finaces for the Kingdom. God has to apply Love.

So at this time of year we celebrate the birth of our Savior who came to leave Love. In the Love resides peace. The Hebrew word Shalom, means complete healing and restoration of everything in our life. Jesus came so we can be at peace. Jesus came to save, deliver and heal. He also came to teach us how to Love.

John chapter 20 verse 21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

John chapter 14 verse 27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

1 Peter chapter 1 verse 16

Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Genesis chapter 1 verse 27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Matthew chapter 5 verse 48

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

The Power of Touch

 

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Love and Thanks

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Our gratitude for life really  is a heart choice for life!

Love makes the world go round and  is infectious and contagious.  Practicing the attitude of gratefulness for all that we have far outweighs the negative things or current problem we might have. Being grateful is glad, rejoicing, joyful, a merry heart and thankful.

When we focus on God and  give Him thanks, we are putting our hearts in the right frame of mind to receive, to love and be loved by Him. Being grateful keeps us humble to know God created us and everything He gives us. He is a good Father who gives us good gifts.

I am always grateful for all that he has given me. I now he loves me and gives me the best of everything. I am grateful for what I even know is ahead of me.

Gratefulness does not make any room for the enemy to divert your attention to the enemy which does not give life.

Science has proven that being thankful more often leads to more positive outcomes and more thankfulness.

Linked below is the Harvard Health Study on Gratefulness.

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The Culture Of Death

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We live in a Culture of Death that we have become far to acquainted with. Jesus Christ died on the cross for us to have life and more abundantly.                      John 10:10

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

 In this scripture it is very clearly defined that the thief, (Satan) has come to defy the life that God sent for us. Jesus was sent to do a specific job and to was to give us life. 

When we are conceived a miraculous  thing occurs where two cells form a human being.  A newer in vitro  technique surprisingly shows a zinc lightning flash as the egg is fertilized. Zap!! Life has come forth.

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DAY 547 & 1/2 BY MALICA WILLIAMS

Spoken Word Piece By Malica Williams

 

Oct 8, 2017
Day 547& 1/2
When the alarm goes off and you don’t hit snooze progress.
When your exercise is walking to the mailbox progress.
When you are only swimming in 12 loads of laundry progress.
When you pull out the vaccuum and plug it in that’s progress.
When you arrive at the grocery store and remember to go in progress.
When taking a shower and having clean clothes feels like vacation progress.
When Chic fil a drive thru feels like eating at a five star restaurant progress.
When the bathrooms are clean and guest are on the there way progress.
When laying down for five minutes feels like a nap progress.
When some one gets mad at you for not doing one more thing, and a time of death was not determined Progress.
When someone is willing to listen and not give unsolicited advice love.
When someone will fold my laundry.
love.
When someone allows me to get four hours of sleep.
 love.
When someone will allow me to watch a movie without interruption that’s love.
When someone will cook for me
 love.
When someone hugs me and my tank is full
love.
When someone can see I need a moment to myself
love.
When someone requires nothing of me.
love.
Unwritten stories of one who lays down their life on the daily.
As we know the list could go on.
When simple seems complicated slow down.
Phones down head up pay attention to those around you be present.
“Your presence doesn’t take away from me it adds to me.
Your absence takes away from me. “
Malica Williams

Content by MALICA WILLIAMS

Malica Williams is also know for her spoken word pieces. We are honored to add her spoken word pieces to our blog.

 

Content
I’m a frame with no depth. Moving forward requires me to move the cement blocks entrapped below me.
At least I’m honest about my identity. Gossip wraps around me like sash of honor. clothed in opinions of others.
They came to help me massaging me with their lies telling me put your feet in you need a pedicure. The sand in the bucket felt nice below my feet and the warm water pouring on top. No one told me my feet were about to be in locked with cement dreams of others for me.
Religion was my belt of truth I wore with pride. At least I knew all the rules in which to abide.
I’m not a victim I took every step knowing my direction. No one told me my vision was already impaired.
Peripheral was non existent looking back was to painful, but I could see what was in front of me. Just far enough to let my hope run free.
I had the intelligence of all that google could share with me. Unaware of the grave prepared for me. As I began to fall I screamed out Romans 10:9,10 shouldn’t that save me from the disgrace of everyone before me.
You see when your content is that of the world and diluted truth it can stagger you. Bind you up and torment you.
Our Father God said the truth shall set you free.
Malica Williams

THE CALL BY MALICA WILLIAMS

    WE have guest bloggers and are proud to present Malica Williams. She is an amazing woman of God and used mightily in the area of rescuing girls out of human trafficking.
Thank you ,
Malica

 

Who has captured your heart?

In the days of fast living, on the hamster wheel or merry go round of life, we often have a undefinable amount of information being either received into our brain or cast off. Our spirit, soul and body are always affected by the information taken into our heart.

If we are not sharpened up in our tools of discernment, we may be letting things in that will only bog us down. When we let things in that  are only adding to either negativity or really just junk, like junk food, it just becomes empty calories and causes weight gain and disease. Our hearts are unable to build in a healthy way to further the God quotient in us. We then have to spend time going back into our heart to remove all that is detrimental to our heart growth and our identity in Jesus.

Spending time removing all of the junk that does not uphold the love in our heart or the continued growth so we can continue to become Kingdom minded, slows us down to either a snail’s pace  or a complete standstill. When it becomes a standstill, we will be looking back because of the wrong things let into our hearts. It is like rewashing a load of clothes over and over to clean out the specks of dirt that just don’t seem to want to go away.

In raising my children, I taught them to PAY ATTENTION. We have to discipline  our minds/hearts to be focused on what is going on around us and in our hearts. It really helps later on when the very fast life we especially here in Southern California. If you walk into circumstances or situations without an assessment by PAYING ATTENTION, we are often ambushed. We are allowing things enter into our hearts that wreak havoc unnecessarily. I need to add PAYING ATTENTION is actually responsibility and accountability.

I want to relate some more information here about understanding what we let into our hearts. As we do life, ( I call it life in the fast lane) we do life with a constant barrage of information in our current age of information. I often see it as atoms bouncing around at a high rate of speed when the right conditions are present. That action eventually produces something.

If we have only our self present and not the word of God built in us, to combat the illegal entry of  unhealthy information, we are often setting ourselves up for failure. As mentioned above we come to a stop if we must spend time undoing the wrong information. And casting off what doesn’t belong residing in our hearts. Our hearts should be a home for love and not fear. It’s also like a garden you have to pick the weeds out of.

The next thing I want to make a picture about is one of the things we spend time doing that often, not always, can be a very accepted way to spend time and let in information. Remember, information can be positive or negative. The word of God is the plumb line of what builds love and not fear. Love builds the Kingdom of God.

The court jester is not something we really know about today or have very little knowledge of. Most people do not know that this is where the concept of actors and actresses eventually originated from. My heart was hurting for people’s souls and why they were always so distracted. The Lord Jesus lead to the following information.

My heart was grieved over how is it that people were not, for whatever reason not spending time with God. Believe me I know life happens more than most people. Life throws challenges out there that we can be completely overwhelmed with. I am currently writing a book with just one of those challenges.

There are so many life challenges that are very obvious in people’s lives. Provision, illness, relationship problems, failures in life, the list goes on and on. One thing always affects another part of our lives. The time we need to spend with God is chipped away at by these events in our lives till there is no time and God often comes either last or not at all. In reality, if we put God first, everything else falls into place.

So here we go into the world of distraction and avoidance. It is a vicious cycle. The following is the not so obvious form of distraction.The spirit of entertainment is designed to detain you from your destination. Your time with God that is so vital for you to grow and learn to love. To be safe and sound. It is considered an acceptable way to spend your free time, your down time, your leisure time. Entertainment. Remember the key here is to not live in the world of Entertainment.

I can hear all of your questions of “How can that be?” Remember, we have a free will and choice. Too much of anything, becomes a stumbling block. It also becomes a perversion. 

I am going to define the word entertain. Entertain: to give admittance to or reception to; to receive. To hold in the mind; to harbor; to cherish. When you add the suffix -ment to the word it makes it a resulting state or an action. The same French word in entertain and detain, tenere are used. It means to hold or detain. Now, let’s go back to some Court Jester history.

The Court Jester originated in China and then Europe during the years of early as 65 B.C. and throughout the 18th century. The jester, Royal Court jester, or fool as they were called had a variety of expected duties.  The Royal Court Jester was employed by a monarch. The Royal Jester was a court function or institution. They were well taken care of by living on the premises of the monarch they currently served. Their duties included but not limited to the following: sing, dance, joke, joke to mock anything from the current political situation or any other sad situation. Playing a fool, poet, musician or scholar got you the job as well. They also had not so savory backgrounds and often a vagabond spirit about them, no roots. Their nonconformity often got them the job. They became a confidant to their kings. They would often quiet down the monarchy who were at the verge of killing someone and save a life. They also represented a lot of what we see at a circus today. Juggler’s, sword swallower’s, clowns and so on.  They might have kept up the King’s confidence in a current situation. In certain situation’s they were considered a deterrent as well as someone who detained. We can see that in some situations they may have helped but also hindered. The jester used humor to calm down the King or situation. They often made the situation more visible to the King and let the King decide.

Sounds good? Maybe. The jester was a wedge between king and the people. Even at the expense of his own life. Their lives were threatened if they couldn’t calm down the king. Humor is a good diffuser until it becomes an interference to solving of  real problems and change.

In the Yuan dynasty, it marked the decline of the jester. Stage actors became the new jester. Forward to today we know these forms of entertainment displayed in many ways. Movies, plays, circus acts, juggling acts, animal acts, x-games, the Olympics, every sort of sport and human feat. Some of these events can be a wonderful distraction for a day or period of time. I know full well God wants us to have FUN.! He is not opposed. And yes movies and some of these things can spark us to speak to God about life. And he has used some of these to help people heal. How ever God is the ultimate healer.

I just want to point out that we can still become desensitized and live in the world of fantasy and not reality. Only avoidance and distraction live in the world of fantasy. It interferes with the real supernatural world that God has waiting for us. Living in our head is just a waste of time. I know we have Godly imagination. Godly imagination is for each individual to explore. It is not a distraction but creativity.

I pray for you today to not lose yourself in a world where we are distracted and avoid the life God has for us. I pray we behold him in our heart and not things of the world. I pray God makes time for you to fellowship and spend time with him. He is jealous for your time. He loves you and created you to have time with him. Most of all Jesus died to tear the veil between us and God so we can spend time with God.

Greetings of Godly Love today.

 

Sharon Luzzi

 

 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.  John 6:63

If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; and I will make my words known to you.    Proverbs 1:23