The above healng is what Christ did for some sick folk at Genesserat in Matthew 14:34-36, and He most assuredly can do the same for you in Redemption and "Thereapuo" healing in Jesus Christ's Salvation for Jesus's Sake! Diesothesean is the Greek word for wholeness in verse thirty six and is only mentioned in this place as this Greek.
Let nothing be unreal in honesty within you but honestly before God more really real to life gaining Christ and Heaven and you get them both when you have the Savior Jesus Christ (Lambano, Greek received. Another word is: laid hold of.) You OBTAIN LIFE REAL LIFE in the Born Again life experience in the Savior following HIM! Experience a few scriptures in abiding (Greek, menos,) and some to Salvation. All the verses are in The New American Standard Bible translation that follow. Imagine that by the possibility of leaving all behind in admitting to being a sinner, and actually committing to BELIEVING in the crucified /Resurrected Christ of these and other scriptures like these even through the Holy Ghost being placed within you, you can through a "friendship to a relationship with God through choosing to be 'in Christ' be on the road to an abundant life" in The Gospel Message of Salvation and following Christ!! Reading, internalizing, and believing Jesus of The Gospels, (A Literal Greek Translation) Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John you're introduced to the Living Exalted Word, JESUS! It's not a bunch of Hokus Pokus, rituals, rules, nor regulations in following Christ but Knowing God better all the time through God's Son's Resurrected Presence in your heart and life 2 Corinthians 3:2,3! God breathes in you wind (Theoneoustos in Greek) of the Spirit of God. Guided by Him and led, The Savior Jesus won't leave you at all nor fail you nor let you down. Start a life of turning your eyes upon Jesus and love God!! Trust Him at His Word and acknowledge Him as your all in all, everything. Acknowledge Him in all you do. You can admit being a sinner and receive being Saved, Born Again! Remember it's a relationship in and with God by a new and living way entwined to us and granted or endowed to us by our Heavenly Father not a religion we grasp at. Talk to Him. There's strength in that. Matthew 3:7 says Jesus thought man-made religion was a viper brood but Phillipians 2:6,7 that He was equal to God not thinking that was something to be grasped but He was made a servant even to death. He was God in our place even at the cross and the Empty Tomb. Anxiously God will abundantly pardon for we need our sins forgiven and God will answer prayer for that, for "we who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and stedfast and entering into that which is within the veil;" "and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. ..How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 6:18b,19;9:17,18; 2Cor. 3.
Pastor Rich says, "Scripture in Galatians 3:2 asks, "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law or by the hearing of faith?" It's rhetorical question but the plain answer is by the hearing of faith. Christ is the waters at the oasis in our desert. The Person and Work of Christ would fill us even satisfy as an Eternal itch gets us. Christ's Person is Who He Is and His Work is His Death in the cross. Fellowship with God is fueled by godly desires and passions in motivations. To accept Christ and Salvation, Pray a prayer something like this: Dear Abba Daddy, God I'm sorry for my sins. Admitting I'm a sinner I want to turn and repent from these sins to You! I believe Jesus to be the Way, the Truth, the Life. I thank Christ for being my substitute on the cross. I humbly come to You God and accept Your Son (Only Begotten of God meaning Resurrected,) Jesus as my Savior and Lord over sin, death, and hell. In Jesus Name, AMEN. It's an inner life. Character within is created by GOD even by love for God in passions. Further God ignites those passions with His sparks. Cultivating inner love for God by His placing His Holy Spirit dwelling within while we become like Him. The Holy Spirit is central to a right foundation in Christ, creating desire for Hilarious Giving to God first, A Holiness attitude in lifestyle, and passions for doing the right thing. God gives us all one heart and puts His Spirit IN us. When Christ Ascended On High He sent us the Holy Spirit. It's done for indwelling. He's our sanctuary as well. He's got our place and He keeps. Modern day idols have to be taken out like worry, and fear. Ez. 11:10-12,13,19-21; 36:25-28. He doesn't change our personality but He does change our passion until we reflect Jesus Christ in us being changed and transformed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of our Lord 2 Cor. 3:18. He gives us a soft heart even willing to do His will. You can have a lot of externals without having God within so be sure you have the real yielded sparked devotion Born Again. A spark of His love for us in us will spark a passion. We will have new ability to love as He loves. Love has to be connected back to Jesus Christ and being grateful. God cannot be giving us Power if we do not want a Character as well. He can take that love of power out of us and give us desire to be humble. Humility is always good for a right cause. He can help us love Him with a humility to a level that we wish to be greatest in willingness and lowest in rung of the ladder service to Him and through that same worship be willing to be lowest in status to serve others. Jesus said the greatest would be the servant of all. God wants to bring the corrective power of our passion. When we stray it will convict us and bring us back into great shape." Dave speaking: My goals in trying to be a better Christian is to be more like Christ. And I want to do this without being a bigot, a racist, nor any nature a hypocrite. A few good Salvation verses:
INTRODUCTION. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. I Tim. 1:15
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:1-3.
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved!” Acts 2:37-40a.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, but of God. St. John 1:9-13b.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. Titus 3:4-8.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children. I John 5:11-13;20,21a.
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.You must be Born Again. John 3:3,5.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— Colossians 3:10.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3.
Hi! I'm Dave! I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my supplication. What does it entail to serve the Lord? "How shall we not all serve the Lord in a foreign land? Even among lions? Yes we should serve there (in a lion's den or in captivity) and sing there to Him too." Psalm 137:4 (Dave's Transliteration.) I shall lift the cup up of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Psalm 116:1,13. Our God is Great, isn't He?! His thoughts and ways are so much higher and much greater than our thoughts and ways. "And (you are sinners, lost)..such were some of you: (But God has saved you,) But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God," I Cor. 6:11. I'm forgiven. Are you? I'm obedient to the Heavenly Vision and invitation to the happening at Calvary to ask Christ in and as I was saved I received Salvation from His at once. The Holy Spirit came inside. Heaven awaits those accepting God's Invitation to become born again. The Promise is from Him, Everlasting Life for from Everlasting to Everlasting we know He is God and we are the sinner turned Saint now obedient one to the faith Romans 1:5. If we live by the Spirit let's walk in cadence by the Spirit. Gal. 5:19 NASB.
He pre-knows us and pre-identifies us to be 'in Christ.' He knows this as fact before our natural birth and as spiritual joy in our Rebirth if we continue in Christ to the end. He knows every hair on our head and every expectation we have of what He will do for us like laying up treasure in Heaven we will do through His Spirit truly understanding Matthew 6:25-34 for Matthew 6:19-24. Even within our hope in Him He will do what He intends in His way and in His timing and He loves us. He's actively working out, knitting every single thing that happens together to work for our good Romans 8:28,29. There is no luck just trust in God and go with the flow of the Holy Spirit. Our lives are like the wind blowing everywhere in being born of the Holy Spirit John 3:8. He provides everything we need Phillipians 4:19! He lets good win over the devil and all evil and win over death Revelation 22:21. "Do homage to the Son," the Psalmist, David pens. "His Word is pure like gold extra purified or pure seven times like silver refined in an oven seven times Psalms 2:12; 12:6. God makes me confident in His Voice by His Word of grace in the New Covenant of His Blood He put in place through His Atoning Sacrifice in Blood Matthew 26:27,28. By the Word of God I'm helpless to save me BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy saves, forgives, forgave me, regenerated me, roots me forever in His Son, made me alive in Christ: and for me to be made Holy in the future state also should Jesus tarry happen being first born again born but of God continuing to fellowship Ephesians 2:6-10.
Being an heir of God and co-heir with Christ by faith I feel confident to write like this. My goal is to imitate Christ as best I can to be a humble reflection of Him and not to be like an imitation but to be an imitatOR. Imitations are fake but imitators have a chance at likeness Ephesians 5:1,2. Here I stand Romans 5:1. I'm Holy at once at Salvation and over a lifetime too at a High Price, meaning the Work of Calvary Pays at once at my belief saved but continuously continually transforms me into conformity to Christ's image for a whole intimate pathway in Jesus to be like our Holy God through time II Peter 1:3-11. Firstly be rightly related to God by receiving Christ, as Savior and as Lord. Jesus YHWH said, in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven in reality one must enter through the Door and Gate which is He Himself and be born again John 3:3,5, and in this hear truly the word of the Kingdom to produce yield growing Matthew 13:1ff. We want to be forever fruit bearing God's fruit making the tree good, a disciple of the Kingdom of God, a wheat bunch not a tare Galatians 5:22,23. There are nine fruits or perhaps love and its eight-fold commentary, the other eight fruits listed, on love. Our love response to being loved by God at the cross, is being made sanctified for Heaven in the process, a reflection of Christ's image, occurs mysteriously so in the end result we'll hear, "well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in a few things, you be ruler over many things, enter into the joy of thy Lord." "Becoming faithful in little things." What does that mean to us? I stand totally undeserving of all this FROM HIM and everything that follows BUT GOD, BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy and supremely almighty in strength and under Whose hand I bow and gently humble myself kneeling even prostrate on the floor too, that He may exalt me in His Due time: He wants a little from us in faith from time to time to Him. This way in being mighty a King yet gentle in His character and grace at the Cross in graciously lovingkind chesed with gentle tenderness: He forgave, thank His wonderful grace and grants us through His Merciful Grace, He can grant Eternal life through Christ. An old hymn says, "It is joy unspeakable and full of glory."IT IS JOY JOY JOY JOY JOY!! This forever life starts when we're Born Again!
As I stand at the Awesome Wonderful Wondrous Cross, "Upon which the Prince of Glory Died," and when I survey this wondrous Cross upon which Jesus Christ died where the tears and love of HIM weighed my Savior down and love and sorrow flowed mingled down, this act turned into a tremendous Victory in God's sight. Man is learning this victory. Let us ponder and worship the reason why He came. He took our place on the cross bearing our penalty. The cross is an affront to our minds some being God's means to surgically root out sins as well as warmth blessing. I first saw in the Shadow Chapters of John 13-17 Light of Great Good News and in the wonders of the triclidium table where close intimacy between Jesus and the disciples that were gathering for The Last Supper, God's love, joy, and peace were evident and I learned my sin. I learned that it (that the sinning I did from two to three years of age or any sin in any age,) was coming from Adam's sinful choice I learned because I was in Adam's seed. And as such I was as wrong before my Creator as he Adam to not think I had personal sins failing too in His Sight: I being wrong before God a sinner looked up by faith at glimmers of hope in the work Christ accomplished FOR me. It was there the burden of my heart rolled away as Jesus Sovereignly made me whole (Greek for made through and through cured, a complete restoration: spiritually and inwardly, physically and outwardly and in every other way whole, diesothesan in Greek) by taking my sins away when I asked Him to Matthew 1:21. He made me whole to be the WHOLE person David. All sins were forsaken too because in joy JESUS TOOK them away Acts 3:19. It was as far as the east is from the west they were taken gone out-a-here Psalms 103:11-17.
He invites us to Himself and welcomes us to His Holy Work to be Holy Workers (in Renewed Natures.) Phillipians 1:6 says we can be confident God can complete the work He started within. God reached out to mankind and me too after a while (John 17:20) with offered wholeness and a blessing even Salvation. His Holy Work (God's Atonement) is to believe in the Only Begotten Son of God Jesus Christ and continue believing in this One God Sent John 6:29. God only can make a Revelation to someone using our words and other words to bring conviction to become saved. We bring condemnation if we add to it (His words) but we should not. Pray in every situation that conviction will come be from God. Christ is God. He's our waters of oasis in the desert. The Promise is from Everlasting to Everlasting that of Eternal life of Salvation making Him Lord and Savior keeping Jesus Christ within faithfully I or we being awestruck pondering to joy to obey expecting to do this walk of His walk in talk to the end faithfully to earthly existence end by bringing the via Message of the Gospel to everyone our influence for God. We may not be able to attentive give the Gospel to everyone but by faith our spirits will reach through a hand up, a word aptly spoken, or spiritual gesture contribute to warn and teach in all wisdom! Keep The Living Exalted Word written within by the Spirit of God within and without in spark of passion of love from God and for God 2 Corinthians 3:2,3. Salvation is by faith which is Jesus Christ in you, the hope of glory abiding in Jesus The Incarnate God John 15:1; Colossians 1:27. By heeding His Word the Bible hiding portions in your heart Psalm 119:11 you will escape pollutions, or performing sin habitually, for you'll abide by grace by obeying meticulously methodically the New Covenant. By faith God can do anything and bring Salvation to anyone and at any time so let's be faithful to testify and bring a word, that it might bring grace in seasoned salt to those that hear Colossians 4:6.
There's an incorruptibility in God's ways, spontaneously extremely obeying what Christ says. We can have a perfect conscience before God in Christ. Develop sensitivity to the sensitiveness to the Sensitive Voice of the Holy Spirit and progress to extreme obedience to Him in His eyes.In Faith and Repentence I obeyed at an Altar of God at a Gospel believing Bible supporting and Bible touting Assembly of God Church Altar that I approached, and walked up front and to the altar furniture, knelt, and gave my heart to Jesus Christ, a sinner undone and without one plea but that Thy Blood was shed for me and I came Face to face with our Lamb of God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because like He called every contrite penitent sinner, and student who became a disciple that He asked questions, I came just as I am. I REALLY actually made committment to HIM to follow HIM and became a disciple of God's Kingdom as did they, hopefully. By the way I've attended by faith the same Church for fifty four years!!
Something happened inner as Jesus in virtue came into my heart and I was saved and I committed my life to follow Him. It's a Simple fact: Christ engages us by showing us "..the superlative of Holiness," as Simon Ponsonby writes, and thereby conquering our softened hearts in kindness and gentle forbearance with us by the truth. He confronts us with His pure Holy commands to obey Him while He changes us mysteriously. He transforms lives. What someone used to do they now don't do anymore for they love God sincerely. They do the do's with passion leaving no time for the don'ts. It's gradual and grateful how God exposes our wrong and stitches us up healed spiritually in saving our souls in our profession of faith in Him. Being a Christian should be about what we do do rather than what we don't do which it is so often. The Savior won my heart when I got saved. Like Peter getting out of the boat I said, "Command me, Lord, and He did." He showed me what a life looked like He had for me in my spirit through peace. Thank God and in Catharsis I bowed my head and heart to His Holiness to obey His calling but for the don'ts don't dwell on them but replace them at your thinking in newness of life and open hearts in our Lord Jesus for The Account is settled established long ago at Calvary is the Eternal positional truth. Believe this?!
The Price is Paid in full and Jesus did it!! The war with man's sin is over. I gave up surrender of myself and my sin including everything I have to Him and now He's my all in all, my everything. I submitted to Him for the character as well as Power. I went after His Call. Whatsoever my hand found to do I did with all my might. Christ wondrously saved me, and became my Lord. "If you want to know The Word, hang out with Jesus," Pastor Rich says. God will steer you on the right road, Isaiah 35:8 (my transliteration.) His Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path Psalm 119:105. In our hearts and in His call to march to Mt. Zion, our God keeps a accurate precise record of everyone saved in the Lamb's Book of life and what they do gold, silver, and precious stones, for only those persons whose names that were written in it and kept by Him will go to God's Heaven. Onward Christian Soldier for the Bible is clear on this in the Book of Revelation chapters 13:8, and 20:15 and Daniel 12:1. I hid His Word in my heart that I might not sin against Him.
Our Lord, the Savior, The Magnificent Majestic Jesus Christ keeps preserved for us a godly inheritance, a bag if you will of Our God's riches in grace in kindness to us even in rewards securely kept for us, even for all His saints (the called out ones ekklesia in Greek.) And the inheritance is in Jesus Christ kept preserved in Heaven for the Day of Condemnatory Judgment for unbelievers (The Great White Throne) and Day of Celebration and great rejoicing for the believer, (The Judgment Seat (Bema Seat) of Jesus Christ.) We don't claim an inheritance now but we're just stewards. We surrender what we can when we can to His Lordship counting all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Savior and Lord. Paul put everything else on the dung hill as the understanding but for this. God puts JESUS CHRIST, as Lord, and to be the King of the Universe, King of Kings, and Lord of lords, and judge of all mankind to be revealed to us in faith and specially at His Second Coming. We've come to Christ, a living stone, accepted by God, rejected by men, repentant over sins committed with a willingness to change and do the right thing, (metanoia in Greek), restored, in restitution acts, changed in thoughts, thought patterns, and thinking, and then actions. It's one hundred eighty degrees turn in coming genuine to Christ. In Christ we're making an about-face turning difference with regard to sin becoming like Him in the process. Christ within makes a difference Born Again! We're more aware in the Heavenlies of God's Grace rather than lies and deception on earth even how wealthy in riches of grace of God by God's forgiveness we are if we'll receive forgiveness once and for all at Salvation and how greatly in humility our calling is as we're being transformed into Christ's Image from faith to faith in the Family, la Familia then on! Let's walk in Him as we have received Him Colossians 2:6 says.
As we make it to the unutterable weight of glory in Heaven through this veil of tears being overcome by Him (Romans 8:18) with every footstep a poetic footprint laying upon life's way now we're innocent and firmly listen to this Family, we're innocent as children as we can sing every day a song of worship, praise and thanksgiving 'til the morning and evening is through for we're in joy and/or happiness. For the Blessed Lord in our lives is FOR us and loves us and we're just before Him, as if we had never sinned! Hallelujah! I'm humbled by His mercy, His merciful Majesty, His Magnificent unique attention. It's all in Christ! He's Creator/Sustainer too John 1:1-10; Col. 1:16. As Commander in Chief of The Lord's Armies He came in Joshua's time. We bow in worship and adoration Joshua 5:13-15. This is Jesus in the Old Testament making an appearance.
I humble myself under the mighty hand of God for showing us and myself how great our and even my forgiveness from Him of sins realized in Salvation is in grace and our mind of Christ we are freely given is compelled, to reveal itself within us, to expose any sin, prosper through us and use our whole lives, and to be IN us flowing as a mighty Niagra of His Presence in our hearts, as His Christ's ambassadors of Reconciliation II Cor. 5:19 as well, justified, minds emptied of ego of all kinds which allows us to know Him in might intimately. Yes ego destruction is there from Him to raise a Standard even the new heart we're given from Him to be revealing the disciples of the Kingdom, the princes of the Kingdom of God, and the real sons of God that are led of God's Spirit Romans 8:14. For we love not our lives to the death in this born again Christian life as we deny self, take up our cross and follow Christ loving the Blood of Jesus everywhere applied in I John 1:9 and Romans 5:15 Grace abounds; Romans 6:11,13. We reckon ourselves dead to sin via 6:11 and obey verse 6:13 to present our body parts to God alive to God, and yield them alive to God as instruments of right living to God and via verse 19 to Holiness, again alive to God! Chapter 12:1 and verse two takes this a step further to the renewing of mind after this. We can't have verse two without verse one and vice versa. This translates into the whole person obeying our Savior with His created whip.
And by the Spirit of God we're putting the self life to death in mercy and in testimony we are given from Him Rev. 12:11, for we're humbly alive to Him Romans 6:11-13. Christ calls each of us to obey Him talking softly or loud on life's journey closely holding to His hand being upon us aware of His hand holding us. We buffet (not Buff-AY) our bodies even with extreme obedience with whole-hearted passionate pleasing of God by faith. We sleep on our pillow in safe peaceful fellowship with God for forgiveness of sin, from God permeates. We count spiritual healing of old habits on a level with physical healing like the Books of Peter says in I Peter 2:21-24. We have a position of right standing being Born Again a royal priesthood, holy nation, not because of rules and regulations we keep but relationships particularly our relationship with God through Christ. Powerfully relational with God, the Bible describes God's Character as Utmost Holy, set apart from all sin and uncleanness and setting apart from sin and uncleanesss within the world on a continual basis.We are sharers together of His grace and holiness and even someday holiness will be perfected in Heaven Phil 3:20. We're sharers as He allows each of us in His Holiness Hebrews 12. Hebrews 12:7-11 says, "It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Choose healing specially healing of the mind and spirit. Choose healing of mind and spirit specially when life is hard enduring hardness as a good soldier.
We want to live diligently right doing the right thing wanting our utmost separate and only for His Highest. Sanctification thus follows justification or right standing with God as a separation unto God of ourselves in every area, making Jesus Lord. He's cutting separating us for His use. My Godly passion and my emotions is to live every day a reflection of Jesus Christ with warm superlative passion within for His way with He holding the reins calling the shots, Lord. He's separating the Holy from the profane or even the Holy from sin in me until I'm definetely more like Him as a tempered metal. As a surrendered godly man then I have been crucified with Christ identifying with Him I will crucify and have crucified my fleshly desires with their affections and lusts that are not proper if indulged in before marriage and further deny myself sin experiencing God's spark to grace to obey His Holy Spirit. We daily want to do our best to please Him claiming His approval in worldview and in sound teaching to be alive to God fully thus we perform daily obedience to Christ and not distractions to His High Holy Purpose in and for us which are side trails. Selfishness should rightly diminish in and through us.
Pastor Rich of our Church has a very interesting challenging paragraph on the features of denying self, taking up our cross, and following Christ which follows: "The cross does not mean merely bearing one's particular hardship in life, such as poor health, abuse, unemployment, invalid parents, an unsaved spouse, a wayward child. The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). He is to put his will, his desires, his wants, his ambitions to death. In their stead, he is to follow Jesus and to do His will all day long. Note this is not negative, passive behavior. It takes positive, active behavior to will, to deny self, to take up one's cross, to follow Christ. A person has to act, work, get to it, be diligent, consistent, and enduring in order to die to self. There are several ways the believer dies to self. Romans 6:11-13 spells out the ways as clearly as they can be."
I met Jesus at the crossroads where the two roads met as a broken sinner falling on His neck even falling on the Rock which is Christ, and was changed transformed into a lump of clay or coal to become a son in sonship with Christ in salvation at the calling of my heart to the heart of God from the Word of God passionately by God's Spirit on the road to Galilee. I was Saved a diamond in the ruff. I wanted to see the Savior everywhere to fall on Him and humbly I bowed to the God in Heaven. My life has a spark especially at the Church Altar Christ enthroned in my heart and daily my lifestyle shows. I'm different because of Him. I'm living pleasing Him in His Standard of lifestyle within enthroned. He calls me a son of the Kingdom in the end should I keep in His hand which is my desire greatly as is His. Pastor Rich Catapano uses Phil. 2:5-8 with II Cor. 10:3-5 very well together as follows:"The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day.." (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). We do well to heed his words and obey the Holy Spirit in doing so too in putting to death the self-life and live crucified of the old life ad inifinitum by living in Agape love and mercy lowering ourself to lowest least rung on the ladder to serve in love compassion potentially actively serving all people walking with our Lord in His mind and heart for the lost, for the hurting, in love prospering and The Holy Spirit joy! Resurrection living flows! We make JESUS Lord serving Him calling on Him for guidance in things small and large. We let the words of Christ ruminate within us and experience God and fullness. Agape love is motivating obedience to Christ leading us into compassion of others in the spleen to (Greek healing therapeuo) heal and this practically takes on practicality in ministering with time in love and mercy and in Phileo love expressed. Its God's Kindness to remember His kindness leads to Repentence by conviction to us in order to feel what He feels and break our hearts for what breaks His. This is not condemnation and we need to know the difference Romans 8:1.
Here is a quote from Rev. Rich Catapano, "And the test of a servant is how he responds when you treat him like one. In other words how will he act when treated poor rather than react. In the Bible people didn't think of themselves as an end in themselves but called to wash each other's feet (specially in the Early Church.) They did.. with an attitude of service, joy, love, and a hand extended by humbling themselves and saying, "Lord however you want me to serve!," says Pastor Rich. "Lord help us to lay aside the me and lay hold of YOU!" No matter how jarred the cardboard cup God pushes around what's inside 'til it comes out Matthew 15:17-19; Eph. 4:24,25 so let's be sweet examples to the flock.'In the dramatic historical present' flow of the New American Standard Translation Bible the spending quality humungous more mega time with Christ is my and our focused goal at Bethel Assembly of God Church. Fixing our eyes on Jesus among a great cloud of witnesses is also our goal. The Concept of the Altar of God, & The Person of our Savior and Lord: Jesus are IN me, in my spirit and I am New. I'm a new creation. I am His Holy Temple and I'm destined to belong to Him. I have a new mind, a new heart, a new spirit, and new nature from God in me. I'm a partaker of His Divine Nature. Seeking God loving Him with the First and Greatest Commandment as it is being asked and commanded of me, I would minister to Him firstly and would like to show compassion to people like He does. I WANT to see people as He does and see my life through His eyes in order to love them to the cross and Resurrection. Seeking Christ I seek the Hidden treasure of Christ and Salvation in the field He was in and am selling everything to buy that field for that Who is Hidden in the field the Christ even The Kingdom of Heaven.
There are precious moments along the path Christ planned for me at first works of Salvation for Him (see Rev. 2:5, Jesus speaks to the Ephesians Church) saying yes to Christ in sincerity and first love. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. On this hangs all the Law and Prophets. Love your Church well.Knowing God first means God knows you in a personal intimate sense for you know it too invisibly by faith having coming to Jesus and honestly continuing in Him. I've accepted His Son's Sacrificial Death for myself being born again at a public altar. The two words Father God are terms of endearment of intimacy for God for Who He is for He's truly Holy love. Given the cost of discipleship to count up to follow Jesus I surrendered to follow at His feet. In other words I plucked down my desires and rights on the table at that moment and reminded myself moment by moment at the Cross as well as daily anywhere: to do the same violence to my personal rights moment by moment as I did at Salvation at first always because God gave grace to repent and faith to believe and committment. This does not mean I'm a dishrag but that I do stand up for the truth. I lose my life in this life to find it in the next one. I hope to be a good steward of all I'm given by God and to be a fisher of men. I became a child of God through New Birth and as Born Again was given the Holy Spirit. I fell upon the stone which is Jesus and all He stands for by The Holy Spirit's help and in God's sight potentially I was claimed by God a child of His, sorry for my sins a runt of a child of four years old is when this happened willing to change meaning repent of sin. I heard that God is love and now I really would want to hear it expressed in a variety of feelings as with then so now in 2015 the year of our Lord because I see it with the eyes of my heart enlightened and lifted gentle by His Mighty Holy Presence.
In addition God's Love has lifted me. Now I walk and I talk with the King. I'm adventuring where His Throne is to the Heavenly City. I'm on His side here with Him He at the helm of His Gospel ship and His Presence never fails, never leaves nor forsakes. His love never fails, it never gives up and never lets down. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Lord's Army and I bow to Him prostrate on the floor. I see what He offers me, down here my sins forgiven, up there a home in Heaven which is in prime varied prism colors of the spectrum, and a zestful sparky abundant life here. I'm invited, Praise God that's the way for me. I have come to Jesus Christ at the cross and empty tomb to have my sins forgiven and taken away by Christ following the Christ for a newness of living lifestyle. I remain in the general area of the Cross to further go beyond the Empty Tomb to aim where He can be more to me in Resurrection living expressed by and in a brand new case of newness of living belonging to Him. I'm denying myself and taking up my cross and following Christ. I'm crucified with Christ and obeying His Voice in acts of self-denial denying self-interests daily to obey/please Him and allow His Life to surface Galatians 2:20. I'm being romanced by God like Christian in Pilgrim's Progress!
I'm born again from Him Who is Living Word & in Him dead to my rights or dying a death to my own rights, my ambitions, will, desires, wants, and I am leaving them at the door so I can go to the foot of the cross for orders of Him like an armed forces serviceman fights for right. I voluntarily become an obedient slave, living crucified yet resurrected and in Him, yet dying profusely to the self-life with all the affections and lusts nailed to it which are further nailed to the wood of the cross in the present moment for the self life of me to be off the throne of my heart and life and putting on the Lord Jesus on the heart's throne continuously living forward I cling to Him. I have a measure in His victory.
I want godly passion to be in me examples of which are: to love the Lord, obeying, praying, serving, praising, and worship, etc. I have a sense of awe and wonder as to Holiness first as Moses who was raised up to deliver Israel in the desert was told by Jehovah God to take off his sandals, 'for this is Holy ground.' Moses saw that God is Holy in Reverence and Awe. This Holiness to me is like Christ also requesting having finished all things asked each disciple individually if He could wash their feet with the towel with which He was girded with hands and then went out of His way (to Power over every thing) to wash dirty feet and washed the feet of each of the disciples a day or two before His Cross Death (and I gratefully give thanks in gratefulness.) This tangeable example of our Lord spiritually symbolically showed me His Holiness in example form I can reach out and grab in His separating from sin each disciple by name in doing such Holy love Shepherd work in coming to serve and not to be served indeed but to serve by example, a Ransom for many. And as a shepherd inspects a flock and cares for his sheep every so often and becomes the gate at night for the sheep herd who congregate together in a group in the pen to ward off wolf attacks, so this separation God puts between the Holy and the profane between the Holy and sin even in the case of sheep profoundly cared for by shepherds and Ultimately He the Good Shepherd Great proved to me God was Compassion, Holy, Righteous, All-Powerful, Love, Gracious, Tender, Merciful, Just, Gentle, and indeed a Totally Perfect Being and His word convinced me to come His way to Him through the Son of God Jesus to the Father. The intricacy of creation's design further confirmed God's existence Psalm 139, 19, Job 38,39; John 1:1-10. Thus I have faith in God, in His Providence to provide for needs Phil 4:19. Staying humble under His hand I'm aggressively obeying His eye. Staying focused on Jesus in all things I'm learning of Heavenly Father His will for me and how to confirm it to myself and via others.
From His Done, I do just what Jesus says to do from hearing His Still Small Voice. I may fail at times too but Jesus is Judge AND Lawyer and He pronounces forgiveness and in my confession lifts me up to press on and crawl directly to the light Phil. 2:1-13; I John 2:1,2. Humbly I approach beating my breast, a sinful man, O Lord. But by the Blood and Work of the Spirit I'm free.In this Christian life also in my actions of thankfulness in response to His grace alone, sorrowful but ever rejoicing for godly sorrowful for sure's expression sparks love of God and passion which finds my attitude believing for encouragement of each other fully to contribute even shine my light before all men emphazizo (Greek disclosed) in His Light and in His willing and His doing Phil 2:13. This is what God is after, our heart. When He has won our heart He can spark our passions and mark them godly ones. This encouraging disclosure of God's great love to us in all circumstances when He has won our heart is so He can HEAL our spirits, Greek "therapeuo," progressively. Our perfect spirit's need is for God to come in and make changes to our soul. We are told very importantly to guard our hearts diligently for out of it are the wellsprings of life. That's in Proverbs 4:23. His Holiness becomes sponsored by His love.
I can be weeping God's tears, be a man of prayer, pray God's prayers, dream God's dreams as I'm a joy-filled Born again believer, a little Christian, a little Christ gratefully a saved individual thankfully hid with Christ in God by the power of God BY THE GRACE OF GOD kept because of the Finished Work: This Atonement, of Christ at Calvary Col. 3:3. My anchor holds and grips the solid Rock steadfast for I seek those things above where Christ is seated with the Heavenly Father God above at Father's Right hand and I enjoy sitting in the Heavenlies with Him Eph. 2:5,6. With an Eternal vantage point in view I'm sparked with passion to be in love with God, enjoy unlimited unmerited grace, mercy, love, and favor from Him and am given mercy full and free and grace from Him in obeying God as needed and Christ's Still Small Voice Hebrews 4:13-16. Like the consecrated priesthood of Levites and Aaron of old who looked ahead to Messiah I have Christ's Blood applied symbolically to the right ear, for understanding and the right thumb of the right hand, for hearing and the right big toe of the right foot (I look back to the Cross) to go. I goes where Jesus wants. Whithersoever Christ goes I go. That's the way it is. To remind me that The Holy Spirit is applied at Salvation Oil is Anointed over the Blood. His Word with passion travels and accomplishes the thing that pleases Him to where He sends it. Isaiah 55:11. My transliteration.
He is my Abba Daddy my good Father is all that is good from Him and of Salvation is from Him (II Corinthians 5:17,18) for it's newness of life from Him and its all of grace for obedience this God's proffering reach outreach hand up to us given that is in the Cross and Resurrection and not by works of anyone's nor by ourselves in any stretch of the imagination. We can't earn this position. We can't earn this grace. His right hand got Him the victory. We are humbled and stand AMAZED in the Presence of the Nazarene! I'm standing and kneeling (both) at the Cross humbly urging others to do same willingly obeying the Holy Spirit to heed Christ's Voice having heard or heeded His call to Salvation knowing Why He Died and presently publicly taking a complete stand for Christ full of the Spirit. He has created cut Covenantial Relationship with me to have Chesed (God's Lovingkindness in Covenant Relationship,) with Him on His theological spiral with me (NOT comprehensive but the combined theological knowledge I have,) in Christ and I'm on Holy ground in Salvation taking off my sandals before Him in His sight. I'm receiving (Greek lambano) Jesus and walking to lay hold Him everywhere and of to be open in heart present tense to receptivity to increasing teachableness to ministry from Him.
Justification by faith is His doing at the Cross.I'm on a mission from God in good times and even through all situations: even through tough times and in all kinds of adversity of various (Greek, Thilipses, tight almost immovable places) light momentary affliction scripture says, that to make it through is only with His help to being a victor in Christ, having done all, to stand. These afflictions become eclipsed by glory standing in the Armor of God for I'm joyfully whole and blessed to help others to the reconciliation I've found to God through Christ. Even when suffering wrongfully for Christ's or righteousness sake I'm going through it (thilipses)(it shall pass) taking a stand in God's armor continually in perpetuity present moment taking a stand for Christ and His righteousness and for the Name. The Bible calls me blessed when I suffer for Christ's sake unjustly, doing the right thing and suffering for and/or with Christ in the school of prayer with the Spirit of God in me and upon me thus I'm blessed to be envied. My own faults bring suffering too but the Spirit helps with the infirmity (weakness.) We seek His fullness.
The goal of faith is to live blameless before God without spot or defect and with love for other people let Jesus be exalted in you and make Him Lord in everything.I'm in Christ for this long haul marathon in this life. I'm being totally submerged, submitted, and submitted committed coming up from the waters of Baptism to Him in the fullness of His Death and Resurrection speaking in other tongues and am enduring persevering longsuffering to possible death for the Name Romans 6:1-7. I was Water Baptized at twelve and Baptized in The Spirit with speaking in other tongues at fourteen Acts 2,8,10,19. The Armor of God in His Presence is going before me as it's also the Armor of light mostly defensive but our weapon is the Word of God. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and employing something positive in faith (the Word of God,) outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or flanking maneuver for I'm God's child instead of victim. I'm victor even more than a conqueror living victorious in our Lord rejoicing in Jesus and His Name and for His sake, Who is our Rock, Bulwark, Fortress, Deliverer, and Shield, and in the High Tower of His Name.
He a Giving God and leaves a good heritage. He's dwelling IN and through me and His Word dwells richly within and is The True life replacing my life with Life. I'm dead, Christ is my life and I'm living by faith His Life Galatians 2:20. Like a wild olive shoot grafted into an olive tree Jesus is Life within. Jesus is my imparted imputed infused Righteousness as my name is a part of His Name Romans 6:1. I'll have no other Savior I Corinthians 15:58. I'm just not kidding about this new reality having accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord as a four year old child through the Holy Spirit's conviction. I'm free from sin now working out my Salvation reckoning myself dead indeed to sin Romans 6:13, 11 in a sense of newness of life in Him (II Corinthians 5:17) and alive to God yielded being renewed in the spirit of my mind in the likeness of God's likeness and image which is made in the righteousness and holiness of the truth. I'm becoming a slave bond-servant of Christ to Him He making the final decisions of control in all things because He's Lord. I'm fascinated, contributing to the common good, shining, and letting my light shine before all men that they may see the good works by which He transforms my life making changes. I'll someday (in Heaven) be His reflection in the mirror by His mercy and grace as He's calling the shots.
More recently as a Gideon (of twenty years a runner) I am looking to have character from Him increased and love genuine also for those to whom distributing God's Word comes and in the love of God outward I distribute Bibles handing them out prayerfully to many a person to win souls to our Lord. I'm surrendering in Him my willingness to guard my heart (Prov. 4:23) with all diligence and to be humbling myself prostrate before Him in heart and spirit all the time recognizing He's in control. Through the Son I'm coming to God daily surrendering willingness conversing in awe with Him evermore talking it up with Him so because that He did what He did: love me at Calvary. I came to be a beggar first but able through His help because of Second Birth Born Again to tell other beggars where to find Bread. The bread is Jesus Christ, Bread of Life. I'm in Christ 100 fold by faith. God is my Source and my all in all and as with this Great Good Shepherd, Who holds me, a lamb in His arms nurtured to be in Him I'm thus in vitality greatly nourished. Sick sheep don't eat. That's why He saves me from being dinner or lamb-chop and/or from false teachers going where food is spiritually and I go to Christ to learn when in selfish pride of my own achievements Who He Is nevertheless who I am: in essence, nothing and He, everything giving God the Highest Widest possible glory submissively under His hand, and I'm decreasing, He increasing. I'm weaned.
People need a power Transformer relationship with God not just a religious environment and for some, they wrongfully do it to be without Jesus. Jesus is central. He has to be Mediator. My Enthroning Him in the central area in my heart Lord is my best love response. Have the Son inner inwardly and you have THE LIFE. By default the opposite is true also. I'm found by Jesus Christ Born Again, and take up my cross moment by moment yea my personal bundle of aspirations, though some I'll admit, altruistic, nonetheless with prayers and goals of mine pressing forward I want to let Christ have the rule and reign over my life and follow Christ near and close in all situations and leave all behind yes everything, every last aspect ANY of possessions tries to put a hold on me or make me covet or to feel, left behind.To follow Christ is doing the steadfast right thing and in Him living due diligence to realize my works are finished because just as God finished His works the seventh day I rest in His Rest because he that has entered God's rest has ceased from his own works as He did from His. I want to labor to enter that rest with total absolute abandon, trusting, circumspect, and with confidence from His Spirit, to follow through. To finish strong and with a thorough abandonment to be open in Him I'm doing all His will by faith which is my delight. His will is real and my delight.
I have triumphant victory over the schemes of the Enemy being aware of them aptly alertly and just how unfairly deceptively subtle when tempted his tactics and lying are and I know Christ in constant warfare for the Salvation of souls by it. Christ is our Mighty Warrior in the midst and works in fighting the satan's deceptive flanking maneuver so I can gain Christ by me but not war him (satan) for Christ defeated him even his minions too by Jesus stepping into the room and he and they falling down paralyzed knocked out good a spectacle before all men so then I won't have to fight he or them either for Christ already did. I take heed lest I fall. I'm triumphant overcoming in the Lord from being gummed by ignorance of his diabolical deception in the history of my existence and from tiredness from his influence indirect I'm now winning triumph. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's. Alive to God, The newness of life, new man, and armor of God we all put on then being believers to triumph over the schemes of the devil or schemes of his minions and so we do this. The schemes, not the devil himself nor his minion's but the schemes we stand firm against and don't give ground to but drawing a line in the sand, "here and no further," we say, and so we outwit him and them and tire him and them out. With our resist him and them motion he and they flee. These afflictions become eclipsed by glory standing in the Armor of God for I'm whole and blessed. The Armor of God in His Presence is going before me as it's also the Armor of light mostly defensive but our weapon is the Word of God. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and employing something positive in faith outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or flanking maneuver for I'm God's child instead of victim. I'm victor more than a conqueror living victorious rejoicing in Jesus and for His Sake. The devil the adversary will try to obstruct the follow through. Satan's name means enemy, adversary. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's.
I'm being renewed in the spirit of my mind to put on the New Self which is being renewed in knowledge Eph. 4:24,25. I put off the old self which is rotting and put on the new self which in the likeness of God Has been created in the righteousness and holiness of the truth. The battleground is the thinking. First we submit to God! Then resist spiritual wickedness even in high places. Lift the shield of faith to quench fiery darts. I am saved to take a right stand a right position with my Creator. In the relationship I'm blessed and learning how to worship Him fully with joy, love and peace in spirit and truth. I'm knowing He's FOR ME and I'm always under-girded by His hand and through Him I'm showing mercy to the Body too being empathetic in the beloved. I'm accepted in the beloved and by Him accepted even first so I'm hungry to accept one another contributing to the common good showing compassion as He did me, empathizing rather than sympathizing where I can. Sympathy as such is powerful in writing a card but ultimately limited to the written word. Empathy or feeling other's pain brings relief to others stitching them or binding wounds up, winding bandage and antiseptic edifying them gifting them building them up in love but sympathizing makes one stand aloof. Only God does healing is the ultimate truth. We are God's pawns, healers, and observers but doing the greater works as His collective Body in the world He said we would do. Empathy is listening well even performing healing (therapeuo) by the Anointed Christ and us His reps ministering to them in agape! This is spelled T-I-M-E. And love and action.I rely on Holy Spirit ministry fullness for the next step (Greek parapeteoo,) within the cadence. I am attached to Him abiding enjoying His touch in other words abiding in the Lord and rejoicing in Him evermore.
I'm for God's glorifying Jesus alone in my ministry and NOT myself! Let Jesus decide rewards, credit, or glories! I like being unsung and among Church family fairly given a fair shake but in Him. I want to look to the interests of others caring concerned about showing compassion unconditionally and in phileo love. I lay all my dead works apart from Christ down and on the dung heap and if there are any left, burn them immediately. Triumphing in the cross which is God's victory which was shown to be Victorious over sin, death, grave, hell, and the devil, and at the Empty Tomb was played out which is the ultimate expression of good. I'm an Assembly of God adherant. God's mercies towards me inspire me in my spleen to show others compassion. Jehovah Elohim Adonai Abba is the God of compassion, of all comfort! God is calling us to have compassionate hearts of mercy and do something in social righteousness in Him in love to share the comfort God gives us through trials. If I by grace can make in love Agape, Phileo lovingly that decision of connection that of seeing others like God sees them and cement that and treat them like that way I will be blessed and happy. I by His grace want as well to obtain the desire to be pressing in for the prize in Christ of Gentle Kind Tenderness in chesed (Covenant Lovingkindness) in Christ's godly spiritual human temperament ready and available for use. His Lovingkindness is better than life.
Freely you received, freely give.To Him Who has, more shall be given and he shall have an abundance (of hearing God's words.) The Bible is firmly clear, "God is love." He will not cry out to argue nor cry in the streets to announce Himself nor quench a wick that is smoldering at all but let it kindle as needed. The smallest spark He will encourage. By that love agape let us serve one another and build each other up but don't get tangled up by other's left behavior. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. His yoke is wearable and is big enough for two for He will lead both pushing the plow. Even the ox is there not muzzled strengthened by prayer. Ask, seek, knock for everyone who asks, receives, he who knocks, opens, and he who seeks finds. And I'm praying for open doors with utterances to be a witness to make CLEAR the Gospel individually with more of me BEHIND ALL OUTREACH though there is more suffering for Christ that occurs that way and I'm studying fervently in white hot flames of love to obey God's call in me to fervency and seeking His will reverently and awesomely in wonder to be a mighty bold witness to be proclaiming His Message of the Gospel (Carrusso in Greek meaning 'bringing down a great message') and be one in Him of Christ Jesus alone with one mind and heart, and mouth unified in glorifying Him in His Body (homotheumadan in Greek.)
Win disciples to Christ. Be a witness. It's GOOD NEWS. When necessary use words like John Wesley said. And pray for yours and their salvation like Charles Finney or praying Hyde or the Wesley's, John and Charles. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God often and He will lift you up in His Due time. Worship Him truly meaning every moment give Him overwhelming worth-ship as to His Holy Nature and surrender to His Majesty adoration and give Him His Due honor Due His Name and even in down time worship Him in spirit and truth realizing anything is possible with God. Count your blessings. Positively believe that even to a corpse He is Able to do anything, anything being possible with God so glorifying Him you are abiding in Jesus as well as shining your light as in giving constant glory continually to Him! I'm purifying myself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit (by the Holy Spirit) in the Holiness of God! Transliteration Of II Cor. 7:1. He is with us always even to the end of the world never to leave nor forsake us (Mat. 28:20) so persevere to the end though hated or loved for Jesus Christ with you/in ya. Abide in Christ. Commit your way to the Lord trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass Psalm 37:6. In Jesus Name, Amen. Http://www.bethelagny.blogspot.com. Http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidcandel. Http://www.davvvyc.blogspot.comSubmitted by DAVID CANDELFor the benefit of the Body of Christ.Dave