Thanksgiving by Jesus Christ Ministries on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 1:15am Thanksgiving by John Machado on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 1:10am With all the business of the holiday,shopping,meeting,planning cooking I start to realize t
Thanksgivingby Jesus Christ Ministries on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 1:15amThanksgiving
by John Machado on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 1:10am
With all the business of the holiday,shopping,meeting,planning cooking I start to realize the theme of this turkey trussed season of pies and the like.Thankfulness . The giving of thanks.....Wow!!!
I hear the sound of my little ones,they are talking in their own language,a story known only to them,but understood by their Dad as Gods gift of love and mercy.They laugh and giggle like little girls do,and I cry and laugh listening to their angelic voices of heaven,as the imitate ballerinas and call down the presence of God.
I have been presented with some hard sorrowful things lately, serious issues,Health ,housing, finances,questions from The Friends of Job,(if you know what I mean),and a family member in a life and death battle.My dad was lost at sea this month with 12 other men in 1977 on a ship called the navigator.The title now, of a book I'm writing.Three of my daughers live with My Wife Devra and myself.
We have a weekly coffee house,full of God"s presence,two home fellowships,and lots of busy................
The mercy of God is the only thing that makes me qualified,and by his grace I realize that only he could give one such as I so much for free.My children love me and I them,My wife insists I'm a good guy(GRACE) and I even have a couple of friends.I laugh quite a bit and cry all the time.Society is falling apart,the economy is bad,and according to the totality of the news the presidents the antichrist,china owns my yard,and if I don't vote republican and listen to Rush im not a real christian.Im too fat too old and" who said you could dream and pursue your vision".That according to christian news I should be wealthy,successful and disease free if not Id better get busy hunting for generational sin cursing and commies under my bed.
Well Mercy is in a state of triumphing over Judgement and I know I don't deserve it but I'm free from sin,and according to the Bible the whole creation is groaning and travailing, justa watin, for me a son of God to be manifest.So its good to be alive,my daughters are still gigglin an me well I gotta go tell my 80 yr old Mom thanks for all those prayers.
Jesus is at the right hand of God almighty,lives in me,and as he is so am I in this world.Im forgiven,justified sanctified,redeemed,been given a ministry to reconcile man back to God,and to boot he made me a light to the world.I can't die gonna live forever and Love will never fail.
I can't help it,I'm THANKFUL, so thankful I'm giving,I think that's the point.A thankful Heart GIVES.Thanks--giving.
Whew!!Now where does all this food fit in ???
The Bodyby Jesus Christ Ministries on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 7:04pmI was listening to a recent message on the airwaves and got convicted ,but not like you would think,it was like many messages --where we are politically, where we are in time,how selfish America is, how we don't pray enough, How evil the president is, The judgement of God is on us and lots of scripture to back it all up. Now truth be told part of me agrees and if I had my way.........well I don't have my way thank God and after frustration and anger I was sad and broken from the whole mess of what things look like. So this being a prophetic word to the church please hear this, not as an opinion but an experience of a man with his God. He said to me once early on in my ministry that religion is to America ,what witchcraft is to other places, that the power of our tongue as believers and Leaders is always holding life and death. What does that mean Lord? I asked Silence......Lord??? When he says nothing it usually says volumes.
Then bam, did i judge you son? No Lord. Do I look at you in light of your sin? No Lord. Do I deal with you in light of who you are or who you think you are ??? Tough one Lord . Who I am Lord?? Yes,son and who you are is who I love. Yes Jesus.thank you Lord.
Whew! I know, its not a intelligent response but when the Lord asks YOU the Questions its a reverent experience.
So here is the word to the churches and to the saints with Love and understanding.
The Lord says to the saints, stop beating my body! When we say things like how Judgement is on America ,the problem with most christians is.. how selfish we are , fearful, suspicious.... infinitum ;we are truly speaking against Jesus the Christ and what he accomplished."IT IS FINISHED" He said. He meant it. As a leader in the Prophetic one of the most basic instuctions to anyone being discipled is to watch closely what we speak and to examine the source. There are only two motives at the base of our heart and mind one is love and the other fear. "Look at me"says the Lord."Seek the Kingdom". This is not just a popular catch phrase. God so loved the world that he gave his son to die for it. The mission of The lord is to make disciples of all nations. How are we to disciple the nations of the world and week after week preach sin and death to our own. Religion teaches who you were and who you should be. The Lord teaches who you are and what is possible from that reality.
To set people free and demonstrate Love as a body we have to teach our people of how God sees them not how humanity appears to be at a given time. We must look beyond natural information, with the eyes of mercy, the love from him who died for the sins of the world, then call things that are not as though they were from that experience. The accuser causes perceived reality to look hopeless. The Christ in us does not accept this but sees Hope in every situation. Bless God. Who are you? and who gave you the authority to judge men? Were you not sinners forgiven and bought with a price?? We are the saints and light to the world not the judges. Anger, bitterness, and wrath are not from the one true God. Over and over the early church demonstrated its ability to adapt and increase. Christianity is not a political forum for us to murmur and complain .The kingdom that lives in you is what comes out of you. Paul ,Peter and James never mention of the persecution of wicked government, which was far worse than ours. WHY??? The standing President, belongs to the same God You say you love. He would do much better if we through Love and faith spoke blessing over him and his administration, especially if we disagree with it. That is the Kingdom way and to love and pray for those who hurt us is a commandment of the Lord. When humility is gone accusation is all that is left. Jesus said you search the scriptures for you think in them you have eternal life, and they testify of me. JN5:39 But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life. vs 40 and 42 . But I know you that you do not have the love ofGod in you. He was talking to the pharisees they knew scripture more than any one on the planet and murdered Jesus in the end. The scriptures don't have eternal life, Jesus Christ of Nazereth does. Its murder according to him to speak evil over people. You see there is no life or love in bitterness my dear Saints, if we take the bait of the obvious, then we miss the reality of heaven which as christians, lives in us. Blindness then is not seeing the kingdom and its power to change reality to good,faith for this works through love not judgement. Jesus is not a republican or a democrat He is the CHRIST and He is the king of kings!!! The standard for the true gospel is fearless confession of heavens reality not our own.
The Lord lives in us each believer and we are to teach and preach the things pertaining to the Kindom of God. Which is superior in every way to the Kingdom of men. You reading this or hearing this are his breath come to life, it cost him everything and he sees eternity in you- majesty, in the holy presence you carry. You are the light, the tabernacle of the Father and the Son. You are the bethel that Jacob spoke of in the desert, the Lights of the world , the salt of the earth. When you walk with Love fear cannot stand in your presence. When you speak that which the Father tells you that atmosphere of heaven glows and pours into earth. The royal , brilliant Priesthood to the Nations .The riches of the glory of the inheritance lives in you the saints. Discern My Body, to intervene in the sick, weak and dying among you. The healer, the Prophet, the Apostle, my body is you and you are my body. The mind of Christ is here for you put it on, put it on.
People oh People your are so loved, so precious and lovely to him. These are the times we live in people, that the prophets of old searched diligently to see. You live in a unprecedented time in all of the history we are not under Gods judgement we are a testament to his mercy. SELAH John Machado
Social Defiance is back! As part of their Restore Tour they are coming to the Yay God Coffee House on November 12th! Also, Pastor Bruce from Calvary Baptist in Hyannis with be sharing a testimony that night. All are welcome to attend and even bring a friend if you'd like. It's going to be a rockin' night at the West Dennis Graded Schoolhouse! See you there!
Lots of neat stuff happening at the Coffee House recently! Stop by sometime and see for yourself....