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April 2014    

 

Read Luke 19: 29 through to Luke 24-53: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our LORD Jesus Christ

 

The Easter Season contains many epiphany moments that draw us into communion with Christ. The spreading of the palms as Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey colt is one of these moments. Popularity and adoration can be temporary and subject to the whims of those “in power.” Yet, the Crucifixion was meant to be carried out as GOD the Father made provision for His children to have the gift of salvation. Unbeknownst to those people waving palms and shouting Hosanna, they were being used to weave a tapestry of redemption for us all.

 

 

 

The Triumphal Entry 

NKJV: Luke: 19: 28-38 NKJV

 

 

 

28 “When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”

32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”

34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.

37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying:


“Blessed is the King who comes in The name of The LORD!  Peace in Heaven and Glory in the Highest!”

 

 

When we represent someone other than ourselves, there is a great responsibility to do, say, think, and act as a reflection of that person. Jesus made flesh was GOD’s representative to the world. Jesus never did or said anything that did not reflect His Father within Him. This was a result of constant communication between GOD the Father and His begotten Son.

Even though Jesus’ flesh cried out to escape the Cross, His Spirit was in complete agreement with the Father. GOD’s will, not Jesus’ will would be done.   Charlene

 

 

Women Under His Wings says Hello to you all.  WUHW’s is a ministry for the women of GOD, yet all are welcome. WUHW’s is non-denominational and dedicated to furthering the love and ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

Jeremiah 17: 7-8  NIV

But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

 

 

 

Hallelujah!  Spring is slowly making her way to us. We are in mid-April, and awakening to snow on the ground. It seems like a repeat of last year, yet it feels odd to have the temperature still dipping into the late twenties at night.

One of the drawbacks of the season here on the farm is that the snow melt makes lots of mud.  Wading through mud in the yard is one of my favorite pastimes. Not!  Yet, it is a wonderful thing, because there will be lots of ground water for my garden. It is now time to plan every portion of my garden. What do I want to produce? I want to produce plants with strong roots and strong seed.

 

One purpose that exists for plants, animals, and humans is to bear good fruit that will endure and produce for endless generations. This is called legacy or inheritance. We should all strive to produce this wonderful, Godly fruit that will carry out the full purpose of the Creator.

 

 

 

 

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Taking On The Armor of God

 

 

 

 We walk in a hurting, disillusioned world where there is so much chaos and pain every day. It takes strength to traverse every twenty-four hour period, and if not for God’s hand in ours, we would be totally lost.

 

 

[The Armor of GOD] Finally, be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power. Put on the full Armor of GOD, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  Ephesians 6:10-11

 

 

We all know how effectively we can do a work with the proper support at hand. In this instance, our greatest support is the Word of GOD, the Bible. In this sacred volume we can find scripture to assist us in overcoming every circumstance; to teach us how to live Godly lives, and to encourage others. We can also find instruction for those circumstances that take us by surprise, such as acute illness or death. GOD designed His Word to give us hope, mercy, and joy (Psalm 30) and we are given example of David, who found peace in Jesus (Psalm 23), yet GOD also gave us David’s example of falling short of  GOD’s grace, repenting, being forgiven, and moving forward in Christ. (2 Samuel 12: 1-24)

 

 

 King David acts as a role model of a steadfast warrior for GOD, but he also emerges as one who needed grace and forgiveness from GOD for his sinful acts, such as the killing of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba.  David’s example, and GOD’s way of restoring David’s life because of his true repentance through GOD’s Holy Spirit, should give us hope. If GOD loved David this much; He will also love us. If GOD disciplined David as a Father should; He will also discipline us in a way that will encourage our spiritual growth. This will lead to learning how to apply Godly principles to our lives to become over-comers and victors on earth as in Heaven.

 

 

As spring settles in, let us endure for the Cross those things that are designed to encourage us to love one another, as Christ loves us.  Jesus is always willing to walk by our side. He is able to keep us from falling.

 

 

Have courage in Him, Charlene

 

 

 

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03/23/14

Only Through The Cross: A Completed Work

Read Matthew 27: 1-66

 

We are observing Easter of 2014.  What does Easter mean to us this year, or any year?

 

 

Is Easter now a not so major holiday? Are we focusing on the true meaning of Easter?  Mostly I see people hurrying around filling Easter baskets and creating Easter displays. Each year it seems as if the merchant’s displays are being put up earlier and earlier.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we would think to start studying the import of Christ’s sacrifice at this time?

 

 

I remember as a child participating in Easter egg hunts and looking forward to the Easter basket filled with chocolate bunnies and yellow chicks–not to mention jellybeans. I still love chocolate and jellybeans–but they take a certain back seat to the true meaning behind Easter and The Cross of Christ.

 

Our Savior sacrificed his entire being for us on Calvary’s cross. There has never been or ever will be another sacrifice to match it.  That is because as Jesus said, “It is finished”.

 

He performed a completed work so that you and I could be alive this day to live in Him and to partake in Communion with Him. He performed a completed work so that we could have a right to reign with Him for eternity and the glorious indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide us in this life. He performed a completed work so that the entire world could be ministered to and the Great Commission performed in His Name.

 

 

As it states in Matthew 27: 35-37 NKJV : “Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

‘They divided my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.”

 

 

‘Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him:  THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 

 

They did this to make fun of our Savior, but they inadvertently furthered the plans of the Kingdom of GOD.  It is because of Jesus’ sacrifice that we can stand firm and declare that the Kingdom of  GOD is here. It is our duty and our desire to see those who need the King of Kings gather at the Easter Banquet table.  

 

Charlene

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03/20/14

God’s Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer

Hurrah! A wonderful movie to watch for the Easter season. Done in classic debate style, a student teaches his professor the meaning of GOD’s love.

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03/19/14

Heaven Is For Real – Official Trailer – In Theaters Easter 2014

What a wonderful Easter season opportunity. This is the true story of a child who visits Heaven during surgery and the profound affect his experience has on the lives of those around him and beyond…

 

Storyline

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

 

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03/18/14

Why Study The WORD? Hebrews 4:12, John 1: 1-4, Galatians 5: 22-26, II Timothy 2:15

Revised for March 2014

 

 

Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

 


 

“For the Word of GOD is living and powerful,  sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”


 Every since the beginning of time as we conceive it , The Holy Trinity has existed, impacted, and interacted in our lives.  The Bible, dictated to the people of GOD as a means of revealing  GOD’s covenant with man, His precepts, commandments, and truths, is a timeless teaching tool to all the world benefiting whoever chooses to embrace it.  The Word of GOD, embodied in His Son, Jesus the Christ, is a lifegiver as well as a lawgiver. Why do we need the law? Not as a reason to beat and restrict ourselves but as a guide to right living. Right living produces good fruit and that good fruit will bear seed for the harvest. Lifegiving is the character of Christ. We should strive to embrace Him.

 

 

The Fruit of The Spirit

 

 

 Galatians 5: 22-26 NKJV

 

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

 

 

The Fruit of the Spirit is what every Christian should strive to maintain in their heart and their actions.

 

 

The Word Sent The Comforter


It is through studying The Word, manifested as “The Son of GOD” in John Chapter One, Verses One through Four that we engage in the most truthful, most revealing relationship with the Holy Trinity.


“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. “

 

 

Jesus sent us The Comforter, The Holy Spirit to guide and to teach us in the way we should live. We must follow his lead and unction to bring others into the Kingdom of GOD.

 

 

Why Study The WORD?

 

 

How will they know unless there’s a preacher? The preacher depends on The Word to deliver the message. Without study there is no correct interpretation through the Holy Spirit–for He is the Teacher who dwells inside GOD’s people. Without study the people will not be able to discern false doctrine or false teachers when they cross their path. Without study there is no way to confirm the Truth.

 

 

Why study The Word? To know Christ is to know all there is to know. To have power from on High and to possess peace that passes all understanding. Why study The Word? This is the Highest Calling of all.

 

 

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to GOD, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth”   2 Timothy 2:15  NKJV

 

 

                                                                                                               

God Bless You,   

                                                                                                                                   Charlene

 

 

All Scripture quotations taken from The Women of Destiny Bible, New King James Version Thomas Nelson, Publishers

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03/3/14

Rev. John Kirst–Revival Revelation 3: 14-20

Updated for March 2014

 

Revival

 

 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

 

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

 

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

 

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

 

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

 

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 

  

Rev 3:14-20

 

 

Looking back we sometimes do not see where we have been.

 

Like the frog in the pot…

 

Put the frog in hot water he jumps out.

 

Put the frog into a pot and slowly heat it up… the frog will not jump out but he will end up cooked.

 

We become Laodiceans when we fall away from God’s Word. We become lukewarm pew sitters.

 

Not seeing the joy that we first had when we first came to Christ.

 

Looking back in the rear view mirror we can see where we have been in Christ and where we are now.

 

It is time to return back to Jesus, Our First Love.

 

Revival starts with each of us. 

 


 Rev. John Kirst

 

03/3/14

[Eng Sub] Yim Jae Bum (임재범) — This Too Shall Pass (이 또한 지나 가리라)

I wanted to share this inspiring song. If we could only remember that “this too shall pass” a lot of worry about life’s problems would be minimized. 

 

[Eng Sub] Yim Jae Bum (임재범) — This Too Shall Pass (이 또한 지나 가리라)

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02/26/14

Pray for Ukraine Outreaches

Dear Charlene,

Last week, Ukraine, a nation in turmoil, burst into deadly violence. Over the past several days there has been a change in leadership, and no one knows what will happen. But what is known is that this situation is extremely volatile. Our LIFE Centers there have been providing a safe haven for children, and our missionaries report that they are safe for now.

But this struggle for freedom and economic independence from Russia could turn into civil war. Please pray for the safety of mission workers and children at the LIFE Center and for a long-term peaceful solution.

Missionary Jim McCann reports, “We can feel the strength and encouragement of prayers from our brothers and sisters in Christ. And we are filled with God’s perfect peace, which passes all understanding.” He adds, “The battle is not over yet. But when we pray with faith, the battle is definitely the Lord’s, who has promised to always lead us to victory in Christ Jesus.”

In Christ’s love & service,
Jim and Sandy McCann

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02/11/14

Todd White: Power & Love Ministries

I had opportunity to see Todd White preach at Rhema Bible Church via Kenneth Hagin Ministries on Roku. I checked several sources and was able to find these videos, including one from Sid Roth Ministries. Please watch them with an open heart and mind in God’s Spirit. Also check out www.powerandlove.org

Charlene

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credit: Heaven Visit via Sid Roth ‘It’s Supernatural’

credit: Todd White

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