Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thoughts About Love



            I’ve been thinking about love. We are commanded to love God and others. Matthew 23:36-40 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

            The bible holds a beautiful definition of what love is. I Corinthians 13:4-7 “Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself, unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

            Where does love come from? Where do we find the root of love? I believe that true love (agape love) comes from God, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:12-21 “For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in your appearance, and not in heart. For whether we be beside ourselves [insane], it is to God: or whether we be sober [of sound mind], it is for your cause. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh; yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead [on behalf of Christ], be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God to him.”

            We are to love God in mind, body and spirit. We are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ the way we love ourselves. We know what love is and that love comes from God, God is love. We supposed to love people who hurt us and use us. Matthew 5:44-45 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise [shine] on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just [those who do good] and on the unjust.”

            There is no doubt. We should be about love; not selfish, not self-seeking, not self-important, but filled with the spirit of God. Galations 5:22-26 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering [patient endurance], gentleness, faith, Meekness [power under control], temperance [restraint or moderation in feelings, thought and actions]: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections [passions] and lusts. If we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

            When we become born again and filled with the Holy Spirit we have no need to dwell on our past. Romans 8:1-6 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus [who live in union], who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

            Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:34-39 “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword [war]?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
            How magnificent love is! God is love!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

What Life Really Is


            Life is a spiritual battle between good and evil. Even for an individual. God (good) offers us love, peace, joy and fulfillment. Satan (evil) gives us the spirit of fear. He wants for us to be miserable and to blame God.

            God gives us the freedom to make our own choices. He wants for us to choose Him (goodness) over evil (Satan). Satan gives us doubt. He uses our emotions to torture us and weaken us. God gives us armor to overcome evil. God is for us. He gives us life and freedom. All we have to do is call on Him, believe in Him, love Him and to be thankful. Satan wants to kill, steal and destroy us and our lives.

            God gives us gifts of the Holy Spirit and gifts to do good. Satan wants to mislead us so that we will not use our gifts to do good. Negatives and negative thinking are tools that Satan can use against us. When we are ready to use our gifts to do good we have to get rid of the negatives and the old mindset. We have to put on the mind of Christ, trust in God and go for it. Resist the devil and he shall flee.

Blood


There is no pure line,

But it needs to be without disease.

Not much chance of giving it

If you have a temp of 103.

It saves lives and helps many.

I may need some one day.

It is a wonderful feeling to know,

I may have helped someone to be okay.

Written by: Lisa Collier Clewis, 15August2011

Rain


 

Roses are for the living.

Darkness is for the dead.

Life is for giving.

Death is ending.

Cherish children when they are young.

Embrace their adulthood when they have sprung.

Parents are always getting older.

Do not let anger smolder.

Forgiveness comes from deep within.

Upon the good Lord we depend.

Rain comes down by buckets full.

Against gravity we constantly pull.

The sound of thunder is roaring.

The falling rain sounds as though it is mourning.

Lightning strikes and lights up the earth.

Tomorrow fallen seeds will give birth.

Written by: Lisa Collier Clewis, 08August2011

SOUL

 

Writing is like the mirror of my soul;

Words and paper merge like unto a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

Trees grow upside down and clouds float beneath your feet.

The beauty, depth, continuous blend of nature; water and sky.

The serenity is breathtaking and the air fills you so completely.

To breath in beauty; nature, sky and water, and feel as though

You are transparent like air; everywhere, touching everything, giving life.

I love my sou; my beautiful, giving, wise soul.

You move me, hold me, heal me from within so that I can

Give healing to others.

Words touch deep as do the trees planted by the waters,

Reaching upward to the sky where the tops of majestic trees touch the river.

Moving softly, calmly, accurately

Giving beauty and growth to all.

Written by: Lisa Collier Clewis

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

To Know A Man


To Know A Man

Dedicated to My Husband, Matthew the man of my dreams.

Written by Lisa Collier Clewis, many years ago.

It’s still true today.

 

 

To know a man is to feel him and to feel the emotion behind the expression, the twinge behind the pain.

To love a man is to fully embrace him with your heart and to burn in every centimeter of your body only for him and for him only, to the extension that his pain rivets your body and his laughter gives rise to your soul.

To believe in a man is to know that you have chosen whom you will follow; to know that God has given you to him to help him and give him support because you know that he is better, strong and a leader and you will follow him everywhere with God’s grace upon you both.

To care about a man is to be there when no one else will; to be his friend, his companion, and lover. And to pick him up when he falls and cheer him on when he tries because he is the man you chose, in him you are a believer.

To be a wife to a man is to care about his ever need as you do a child but with the reverence of a king; to know him and cherish him and love him and hang on his every word. And to stand beside him and in front of him when needed; to fully embrace his never ending love.

To make love to a man is to become one with him; to feel your heart speed up at the slightest pressure of his fingers on your skin, to feel electricity through your body as he penetrates you and sets you free to feel love and unexplainable pleasure in the freedom of orgasmic tension building in your body until you explode into ecstasy.

Yes, this is true love!

 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Family

Where were a woman without a mother?
Oh, how sad her life would be.
Where were a daughter without a father?
Oh, how empty her heart would be.
Where were a sister without a brother?
Who would her comrade be?
Where were a wife without a husband?
Who would her companion be?
Where were a life without these?
In the hands of those who don't care to be.

Written by Lisa Collier Clewis, 26February1993

Love Life

Love is a wonderful thing,
A thing of pleasure;
More special then the birds that sing.
Love indeed can not be measured.
It's more powerful then the air we breath.

Love is the newness of life,
Of giving birth
And being a man's wife.
Love never touches the earth.
It reigns above where love is eternal life.

Written by Lisa Collier Clewis, Summer 1992

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Splashing In Memories

Have you ever sat on the beach
and tried to count the waves,
thought about their enormous strength
and how they never really go away;
Rolling, tumbling upon the sandy beach
with only a moment to stay,
bowing down underneath your feet
and slowly creeping away?
Then coming back with a might thrush
splashing water into your face,
Have you ever sat on the beach
and tried to count the waves?
Have you ever tried to count
the many memories of your life,
One living vividly within your mind
another so far away it's impossible to find?
What if you could mingle all your memories into one
and know the better memories of life would overcome
The strife, the pain, the sorrow, the rain
would all soon be dried up
By the sunshine in your heart
which is as solid  as a coconut?
Memories in your mind are like waves
splashed upon the earth,
Some treat them with indifference
while others seek their birth.

Written by Lisa Collier Clewis, Summer 1992


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

God Is Love Paper Weights

I make God Is Love Paper weights for anyone who would like to have one. They are pocket sized. You can choose between the inscription 'God Is Love' written in English or Hebrew. I can not make and mail them for free. $2.00 pays for the stone of your choice and postage. If you are interested please visit http://sharingodslove.com/.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who Is God That We May Know Him, Bible Study

     

 

God is the Lord God Almighty:

Genesis 17:1  I the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Exodus 6:3  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

God is the Creator of All:

Nehemiah 9:6  Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Isaiah 45:8  Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.

Colossians 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

God is the Father:

1 Corinthians 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

2 Corinthians 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Luke 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

God is Eternal:

Jeremiah 10:10  But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Psalm 90:2  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

1 Timothy 6:15, 16  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach into; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

He is Immutable: 

Psalm 33:11  The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Numbers 23:19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Psalm 119:89  For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

God is Omniscient.

Psalm 147:5  Great is our Lord, and of great power his understanding is infinite.

Psalm 33:13, 14  The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

Proverbs 15:3  The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

God is Omnipresent:

Psalm 139:7-10  Whither shall I go from thy spirit?: or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Jeremiah 23:23  Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off:

Acts 17:27  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from everyone of us:

God is Omnipotent:

Mathew 19:26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Revelation 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 19:6  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

God is invisible:

John 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

John 5:37  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

1 Timothy 1:17  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

God is unsearchable.

 Job 26:14  Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? But the thunder of his power who can understand it?

Psalm 145:3  Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God? How unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out?

God is Unknown…:
Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Job 37:5  God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Psalm 40:5  Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Yet Revealed:

Matthew 11:27  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

He is Holy:

Leviticus 19:2  Speak unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

Isaiah 43:15  I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

I Peter 1:15, 16  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

He is Just:

Deuteronomy 32:4  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgement: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Psalm 89:14  Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Revelation 16:7  And I heard another out of the alter say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements.

God is Impartial, Faithful, and True:

Deuteronomy 10:17  For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.

Deuteronomy 7:9  Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

1 Kings 8:24  Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedest him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

God is Loving, Good, and Merciful:

1 John 4:8  He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

Psalm 86:5  For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Lamentations 3:22  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are  not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

God is Jealous:

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I thee Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me;

Deuteronomy 4:29  For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Psalm 78:58  For they provoked him to anger with their high  places, and moved him to jealously with their graven images.

God is a Searcher of Hearts:

Psalm 44:21  Shall not God search this out? For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Acts 1:24  And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, which knoweth the hearts of men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.

God is a Disposer of Events:

Genesis 31:29  It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Proverbs 16:9  A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.

John 7:30  Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

God is Supreme Judge:

Psalm 9:8  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgement to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 50:4  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

1 Corinthians 4:4, 5  For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord  come, who both will bring light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

God’s Glory Manifested in Power, Holiness, and Majesty:

1 Chronicles 16:27  Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

Psalm 93:1  The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Isaiah 40:15  Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance, behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

God Exhibited in Christ:

John 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:2, 3  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

God’s Free Gift to Man:

Romans 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things.

John 4:10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith unto thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Romans 5:16, 17  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgement which was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Celtic Women - Oh Come All Ye Faithful

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Oh, come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels:
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin's womb:
Very God, Begotten, not created;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord

Yeshua ben Yosef


In the Gospel According to Matthew we read the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:1 ‘The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.’ We read in the very first verse of the New Testament that Jesus is the son of David (the messianic king), and the son of Abraham (the promised seed).

We notice by reading the genealogy of Jesus Christ that the Holy Bible uses a typical Hebrew or Jewish way of identifying who we are talking about in the New Testament. For example Matthew 1:1, The book of the generation of Yeshua ha Masheach (Jesus the Messiah) ben David (the son of David) and ben Abraham (the son of Abraham).

In Matthew 1:16 a feminine singular pronoun, “of whom”, is used. It is highly unusual to use a feminine singular pronoun in any genealogy. Mathew 1:16, ‘And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” It is indicating that Jesus is not the natural son of Joseph. Jacob begat Joseph husband of Mary of whom was born Yeshua who was called ha Masheach (the Messiah). Mary was in the line of David through Nathan.

Matthew 1:21,’And she shall bring forth a son, and, thou shalt call his name JESUS: (Yehoshua which means Yahweh is salvation) for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1:22, 23, ‘Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ‘God with us.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Choose to Believe God's Everlasting Covenant

 

God’s chosen people are the Jewish people. All other people are Gentiles. God adopted the Gentiles and gives them the same gift of salvation that he gives to the Jewish people. Abraham, born a native of Chaldea and in the ancient city of Ur, is the father of the Hebrew nation. Unlike the Chaldeans, who were an idolatrous people, he seems always to have been a worshiper of Jehovah who is God and our heavenly Father. [Genesis 17:1-11 1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect (upright; sincere). 2. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4. As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9. And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

Jehovah, God, promised Abraham that he would make him a father of many generations. In Genesis 13:14-16 God tells Abraham that he will make his seed (descendants) as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall his seed also be numbered. The redemptive purpose for God’s covenant with Abraham and his descendants was to bring Abraham’s seed a nation through which He would someday bring salvation to the entire world (Genesis 12:3; 22:18).

God made revelations to prophets (spokesmen to God’s people) regarding His will for communication to mankind. There were many prophets prior to the coming of Christ, the Messiah. The Old Testament of the Holy Bible contains the writings of sixteen of the prophets. These sixteen prophets are divided into two groups, four major and twelve minor. God revealed to the prophet’s the coming of Christ the Mediator (I Timothy 2:5) of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:24).

Through Christ God made an everlasting covenant (promise) to man. God promised to confer salvation upon all who come to him through Jesus Christ. By confessing with our mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and believing in our heart that God hath raised him from the dead, we are saved. For with our heart we believe unto righteousness; and with our mouth confession is made to salvation (Romans 10:9, 10).

Whereas under the old covenant man was to live by the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-22) given to Moses by God, and man made sacrifices of animals to God for remission of their sins; Jesus Christ became sin for us and died on the cross so that by faith in Christ we are forgiven of our sins (Romans 10:11-13). Jesus Christ gave us two new commandments. We are to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. And we are to love our neighbor (brother/sister in Christ) the way we love ourselves (Luke 10:26-37). As a reward for believing God and having faith in Christ we are rewarded with eternal life in heaven. [John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.] Through Jesus Christ our risen Lord and Savior we are forgiven of our sins and made righteous to stand before God (Philippians 3:9). And we will have eternal life with him in heaven (I John 2:25). John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The prophets of old foretold of the Messiah by revelations of God and these revelations have come to pass. It was foretold that the Messiah would be of Abraham’s seed (Genesis 17:7). In Matthew 1:1-17 we see that prophecy fulfilled. It was foretold that the Messiah would be of the lineage of David (Isaiah 11:1, 2). We read about the prophecy fulfilled in Matthew 1:1. It was foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). We can read about that prophecy being fulfilled in Matthew 2:1. It was foretold the time of the Messiah (Daniel 9:25). We can read about that prophecy being fulfilled in Galations 4:4, 5. The mediatorial office of the Messiah was foretold (Isaiah 11:2). We can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy being fulfilled in Luke 9:20, 21. It was foretold that the Messiah would be a prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15). We can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy in Luke 24:19. It was foretold that the Messiah would be a king (Jeremiah 23:5). We can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy in Ephesians 1:20-23. It was foretold that the Messiah would suffer unto death (Zechariah 13:7). You can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy in John 19:1-37. The resurrection of the Messiah is foretold (Psalm 16:10). We can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy in Matthew 28:1-6. It was foretold of the Messiah’s ascension (Psalms 68:18). We can read about the fulfillment of that prophecy in Mark 16:19, 20; Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 4:8-10; Luke 24:51; and Hebrews 1:3, 4.

It was foretold that the Messiah would make intercession for man. [Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and the council of peace shall be between them both.] We read of that prophecy of the Savior being fulfilled in Romans 8:34 [Romans 8:34 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.]

It was foretold that God would lay in Zion the foundation of the church. [Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste (be forced to flee).] The fulfillment of that prophecy can be read in I Peter 2:1-10. [I Peter 2:1-10 1. Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3. If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 6. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: 10. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Jesus Christ is the Christ, Messiah, Anointed One, Savior, King and Chosen One of God that the trusted prophets of the Old Testament prophesied of. Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, was the Atonement for our sins. Through Jesus Christ we are forgiven of our sins and filled with the Holy Ghost. [Acts 5:30-32 30. The God of our father raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31.Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.  32. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.]

If you are heavy laden with sin and want that God given ability to stand righteous before God, you’ve only to believe that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. [Romans 10:9, 10 9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just As I Am the song

Just as I am! without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God! I come! I come!

Just as I am! and waiting not, To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God! I come! I come!

Just as I am! Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God! I come! I come.!

Just As I Am song and video
Just As I Am song and video

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Peter


Peter was a fisherman who was called by Jesus Christ to be one of his disciples (Matthew 4:18,19).  Peter was the disciple who walked on the water with Christ (Matthew 14:28-31).  God revealed to Peter that Jesus was the messiah (Matthew 16:16-19). After Jesus was resurrected from the dead, Peter witnessed Jesus talking with Moses and Elias (Matthew 17:1-4). Peter denied that he ever knew Christ (Luke 22:51-62). Jesus knew that Peter would deny knowing him and yet he called Peter to be one of his disciples. Peter was a human being. Just like you and me. He boasted of his love for Jesus, however, at Jesus darkest hour Peter denied knowing him.  Jesus forgave Peter and Peter went on to boldly teach the things that he had seen and heard (Acts 4:18-21). What Peter needed to meditate on and realize in his heart was that Jesus loved him with a perfect love. All things were possible because Jesus loved him not because he loved Jesus. His love for Jesus was necessary but Jesus' love for him was the reason why Peter was blessed by the Holy Spirit. Jesus told Peter by what death he should glorify God (John 21:17-19). Peter wrote in II Peter 1:13 'Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;' You will find in I Peter the scripture that Peter wrote on how to love God as obedient children. [All scripture was taken from King James Version of the Holy Bible.]

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Folio's for Christ

I have made available twenty-five folio's on my website http://sharingodslove.wordpress.com/
You can choose one folio a week, every six weeks. $1.00 each. Postage paid.

Silent Night (the song)

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin Mother and Child!
Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night! Shepherd's quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia; Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love's pure light, Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at Thy birth! Jesus, Lord at Thy Birth.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Faith Under Fire

                                

 
 I grew up believing in God,  believing in Jesus Christ, believing in God’s love and that we should love God with all of our strength, and love other people the way we love ourselves. When I was growing up I experienced heartache and saw the heartache of others around me. Everyone around me lived in their own world of anxiety and trouble. My grandmamma, Mazie, taught me to apply God’s word to every situation, to everything that happened. At fifteen I momentarily lost sight of that. And in my late twenties to mid thirties I nearly allowed heartache and anger to destroy who I was.
 
Praise God, I gave my heart to Him and believed in what his son, Jesus Christ, did for me and I was saved and started speaking in tongues at the tender age of nine. For as far back as I can remmeber, I have always loved God. But it was He who loved me first and gave me life. After I gave my heart and life to God I became very sick. I was sick with painful urination, blood in my urine, and I was in a lot of pain in my stomach and back. I sat on the commode and cried. I called to my mama who was down the hallway and in bed with my daddy. She asked me, “What’s wrong, honey?” Sobbing, I said to her, “It hurts when I pee and when I pee all that comes out is blood. My stomach hurts bad and I am cold.” She got up to come to me. Daddy said to her in an agitated tone, “Get back in the bed. If she’s sick it’s because she did something wrong.” Mama went back to bed. Then daddy said to me in a gruff voice, “If you are sick then you did something wrong. Go back to bed and think about what you did wrong and ask God to forgive you. Then he will heal you.” When I was able to stand and walk with the pain I went back to bed. I could not think of anything that I had done wrong. And in my heart i knew God loved me and he wouldn't want for me to be sick. I prayed and I asked God to heal me. I remembered my grandmamma telling me about Matthew 7:7-8. I didn’t remember the book, chapter and verse but I remembered the words. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. I thought about God and his love for us and what Jesus did for us and all of the miracles that he had performed.

 When I woke up the next morning I was healed. Praise God. He healed me. There was no more pain. I wasn't cold anymore. I went to the bathroom and peed and there wasn't any blood. Everything was completely normal. I thanked God for healing me. God has healed me many times over the years, including healing my heart and spirit. During my teenage years God healed me from tonsillitis. After being plagued with it for a few years I went to my preacher and he and his wife anointed me with oil and prayed for my healing. Not long after that my tonsils came out in little pieces. It didnt hurt. I never got tonsillitis or strep throat again after that. Also, God healed me from seizures that I had started having after I was anally raped and he healed the pain in my heart and mind that came from being raped. I thank God for healing me from that. I was at my preachers house. I was dating his son whom I married later on. I  felt a seizure coming on and I went outside so that no one would see me. My boyfriend, sensing something was wrong, followed me outside. My body stiffened and I became unconscious. My boyfriend took me into his daddy's house and laid me on the couch. There were several church members there that night. When I awoke I could hear people praying and I could feel their hands on me. They had anointed me with oil and were praying for me. Immediately I felt a stirring in my heart and i forgave the person who had raped me and forgave myself for being in that situation. I had felt hardness in my heart for the person who had hurt me and I blamed myself for letting myself get into that situation. I never had another seizure after that.
 
When I was 20 I had a severe ear infection. The gynecologist that I worked for looked in my ear. He immediately had the office manager take me to an ear specialist. The hour that it took to get there the office manager and my mama and I prayed and sang praises to God all the way there. By the time that we got there I had been healed. There was no sign of me ever having an ear infection. Praise God. In my early years of marriage I was healed from many other illnesses including endometriosis. Thanks be to God for healing me. I no longer needed a hysterectomy and I eventually became pregnant with my third child, a daughter. When I was 22 my first born child was healed from severe chest congestion and a high fever. Without phone or transportation I was distraught. Praise God, by morning he was completely well. He coughed up some mucus and that was it.  Even after all of this I once again allowed my mind to think on things that hurt me and made me angry. I was oppressed. My heart and mind became full of heartache and anger which led to bitterness.
 
 I became engrossed with my bitter thoughts. I became so wrapped up in anger that I stopped living my life for God. I stopped living my life to glorify God. I never stopped loving God but I stopped walking in the spirit. I went from listening to God's word on tape and listening to gospel music and reading the bible to thinking about all the things that made me unhappy. I stewed until I boiled over. I was enveloped with anger. It is as though everything bad that had happened came to a big ugly head and covered my face from the love of God and the memories of what he had done for me. But it was me who let my mind get in that state. God never stopped loving me and thankfully I never lost the hope of Jesus return for the church. My conscience was heavy with every little thing that I did wrong. Every night I prayed. I was doubting everything. Then early one morning something awoke me out of sleep. It felt as though someone brushed their hand across my face and I heard someone say, "Everything is going to be alright." I awoke and everyone in the house was sleeping. There is no doubt it was supernatural. Jesus was letting me know that he loved me and that everything was going to be alright. 

I got back right with God, then, again allowed heartache and anger to consume my mind. And once again I started living out of fellowship with God and I did more things that took me a long time to forgive myself for. But with the prodding and comfort and love that I felt in my heart from God and the Holy Spirit I forgave myself and accepted God's forgiveness. 
 
Glory be to God, regardless of what went on in my life i never lost faith in almighty God and I taught my children to apply God's word to every situation and to love God with all their heart and to love other people the way they love themselves. Sadly, I didn't always teach them by example. At times I had to ask them to forgive me and I told them that what I said or did was wrong. I would rather that they thought badly of the things that I said or did than for them to get the wrong impression about what was right and what was wrong. I praise God that they all have given their heart to God and been baptized and have God in Christ in them. God is great. I am so thankful that he preserved them and their hearts for Him.
 
 I look back over my life and I can see that even when I wasn't living the way I felt like I should be living, God was taking care of me and my family. God is merciful. When I finally came to my senses and realized that I needed to not only put on the mind of Christ, I needed to practice keeping it on. I couldn't keep allowing my emotions to dictate to me and consume my mind with negatives. I was so distraught with guilt. I had lived in sin for so long. I started back reading my bible every day, speaking in tongues and singing praises to God. I started training myself to control my mind and I practiced faithfully at putting on the mind of Christ instead of dwelling on negatives and worldly things. I rededicated my life to God but I didn't feel worthy of his love. I no longer felt worthy of Christ dying on the cross for me. I no longer felt worthy to be blessed by God. I had made a lot of mistakes. I had been so angry. I had been so bitter. But I believe that the worst mistake that I ever made was believing that God could no longer love me. I wasn’t ever worthy of what Christ did for me to start with, that’s why it is a gift, but I didn’t think of it like that until I had made such horrific mistakes. 

Because of my ego I thought that I had been worthy of God’s love and blessings before I got out in left field. I had to realize that it was by God’s grace that I was saved. And it was by God’s grace that I was healed. It was by God's grace that my first child was healed. And it was by God’s grace that we were blessed. Praise God, I am free from the bondage of sin. Once again my mind is clear. And praise God,  he healed me from mitral valve prolapse. There was more blood backing up into my heart than there was pumping through the valve and one side of my heart had enlarged. My heart would start racing for no apparent reason and I would get sleepy and go into a very deep sleep for a few hours. When I would wake up my heart rate would be normal. This went on for a right good while. My heart is completely normal and healthy now. I have test to prove that God healed my heart. Praise be to God and to him be the glory. Praise God, my Father. His love is unconditional. His forgiveness is vast. He is perfect and he loves us regardless of our iniquities. 
 
I hope that by me sharing some of my experiences and the things that I have been through and learned that I will be able to touch someone's heart and make a difference. God will forgive you. Now it's time to forgive yourself and time to accept what God is trying to give you. There is no love greater than God's love. He loves us unconditionally and he wants to bless us out of his riches in heaven. So, give your heart to him. Let him wash away all of your sins. Let him take care of whatever is burdening you. I love you through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the son of God. Romans 10:9-10KJV That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and  shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Written By: Lisa Collier Clewis

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My God Shall Supply All Your Need

The sky is sapphire blue. There is a gentle breeze blowing. I can see the grass swaying back and forth. A female dove is sitting on the limb of a camellia bush that she has her nest in. The camellia bush is covered with vibrant pink blossoms. The dove flew down to the grass covered rich black earth and pulled up an earthworm. Just as God provides food and shelter for the birds of the air he will supply our needs. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19KJV  

How much more does God love his children then the birds of the air? Thank you, Jesus for giving me the ability to stand righteous before God. Thank you, Jesus that through your blood and stripes we are already healed. Thank you, Jesus that through your crucifixion, as a lamb was led to slaughter, we are forgiven of our sins. Thank you, God that all I have to do is believe. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9,10KJV.