How my church Began

these past days, we can understand why the Universal Church makes a difference throughout the world: because it has one fire, one Spirit, one faith.

It is not the magnificence of the cathedrals, it is not the network of communications, it is not the ability to gather large crowds; it is the mere fact that a man, who knows the Lord Jesus, gave his life on the altar as “a living sacrifice, which was holy and pleased God”. This caused the fire to come down upon the bandstand, at the funeral home in Abolição, in Duque de Caxias, in Padre Miguel, in Brazil and throughout the world.

Today, this man does not necessarily need to be physically present in a specific place in the world for the fire to come down from heaven. Concentrations of faith are led by other pastors and bishops, but because they also present the “living sacrifice” of remaining on the altar, the fire comes down and the glory of God can be seen.

We should be the same way, because if we are the “living sacrifice”, the material condition of our churches will not matter, because the fire of the Lord will come down there and everyone will see His glory through salvation, people being born again, healings and miracles in people’s lives. It is not because of our charisma or our abilities, but because our lives have been sacrificed on the altar. This is, its pointless to be in a cathedral, a state or a country and have the best conditions, if we are not a “living sacrifice”. The fire will not come down, nor will the glory of God be seen in this place, and who is going to suffer? The people.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12.1

Let us all follow these examples, if we are a “living sacrifice”, we will see the glory of God in our ministry, wherever the sole of our foot treads. If we are not a “living sacrifice”, we will not see the glory of the Lord in our ministry or in any area of our lives.

God bless you!

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Thoughts

Thoughts are like the helm of a ship. The slightest tilt is enough to deflect the ship off its course.

When we subject our reasoning to someone else’s thoughts, we are handing over the helm of the ship of our life to be steered according to this person’s life. If this person is blindly walking in the world, we will be heading in the same direction as them.

When we subject our reasoning to the thoughts of the Creator – biblical faith – we established a safe route to a happy future. When a person does not deviate to the right or to the left, His Word guarantees that he will reach the Promised Land.

Those who want can put this to the test.

This has nothing to do with following a religion, philosophy or something similar, it has to do with using our intelligence. The Bible covers part of the wisdom of the Creator, and those who use this wisdom, even if it’s a small amount, will extract from it the fullness of life.

When I meditate and put into practice the thoughts of the Eternal, I turn away the ideas, advice, and useless and empty thoughts of this world. I eliminate doubts and fears of failure.

There is assurance and conviction in my stride (ship), with or without trials (storms) because I do not depend on what I feel, but on what is written. The promises of the Almighty guarantee that I will reach a safe harbor.

Intelligent faith always drives us forward.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. Philippians 4.8

In other words:

Finally, friends, everything that is false, everything that is disrespectful, everything that is unfair, everything that is unclean, everything that is hateful, everything that is of ill report, if there is any dishonor and if any depreciation exists, remove these things from your thoughts.

 

4 cups of Wime

Passover is approaching and most people do not have the slightest idea what this feast represents. As usual, this spiritual celebration took on a commercial connotation, with the sales of chocolate eggs, which has nothing to do with its real meaning.

In Hebrew, Passover is Pesach, which means passage, so the people would remember when God passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, delivering them from death.

When your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’ Exodus 12.26-27

The Jewish Passover celebration is a feast that lasts all night long, where families come together to eat, talk, recall their history, sing, rejoice, and every two or three hours, drink a cup of wine. They drink four cups, each one with a different spiritual meaning.

The first is called the cup of sanctification, to remind them of when their people were slaves in Egypt. The second is called the cup of deliverance, which is to celebrate the people’s deliverance from Egypt. The third is called the cup of redemption. The fourth and last is called the cup of praise.

On the night that the Lord Jesus was arrested, before going to the Mount of Olives, He was celebrating Passover. He drank from the first 3 cups and left before the feast ended. This is why He says: …My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me! Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will. Matthew 26.39

This was the fourth cup, the cup of praise. He knew that He was going to endure suffering before being able to praise God. This is why it was not possible to let this cup pass from Him. His love for us is truly great!

God bless you!

 

HELLO to my followers

Good Morning, I know and I can admit I have lacked in writing post here. But I still keep you in my prayers. I have seen many more have been following me on Facebook. So you have got my attention. Lol.  I will continue this Blog, because it has help me and of you as well.

 

 

p.s looking forward to tomorrows post. :)

 

Erica L.

the choices of ruth

 

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Four chapters full of lessons, let us see the right choices that Ruth made, a moabite woman who did not belong to the people of God, and what it brought to her life.
Ruth found faith in God through her mother in law Naomi, who had lost her husband, went through hard times and had to make radical choices, but in the end it was a blessed life, a result of their choices.
-        - Ruth always chose what was best for her faith and not for her flesh. She could have chosen to return to her “comfort zone” to be with her family where she would not work or face obstacles. But she chose to go beside the woman of God to not run the risk of foundering in faith; she had no more connection with the past.
You should always choose what is best for your faith, for your spiritual life, even though it is not pleasing you, this in relation to friendships, dating, day to day actions, behavior with family, work, etc…
-        - Ruth obeyed what Naomi would tell her, she obeyed her mother in law’s advice and was successful. It is important to listen to what your pastor teaches you and put it into practice, for all the guidance is for your own good and spiritual success, but it is up to you to obey, to listen, you must be spiritual to learn to keep the faith and not give an opening to the devil. This is also discipline.
-        - Ruth was not afraid of the “unknown”, the work, sacrifices, she trusted in God. She was a widow and foreign, but that did not frighten her, she was now part of the family of faith.
-        - We see that in the beginning Orpah said she would go with her mother in law (emotion), but soon decided to return to her parents’ house; surely she abandoned the faith and returned to her gods. She spoke on emotion, to please, but it was not what she really wanted. You may want to please us and appear to be spiritual, but if you do not make the right decisions you will not be blessed. Ruth was sure that she would not leave her mother in law nor her God, her faith was above everything else; welfare, family, her own desire, (intelligent faith). Many have been emotional, at the moment showing enthusiasm to change, do the tasks, but then get discouraged, look back, they have no determination to act and therefore do not advance.
Think about it friends and be a blessing.
tania rubim

Mother, Help!

 

One of the sacrifices that the altar requires is to mature, this has to happen quickly.
When I lived with my parents, I did not have responsibilities of caring for another person or managing home finances or even solving problems, they saw everything and all I had to do was study and depend on them.
With marriage came many responsibilities that were not there before, now I had someone to take care of, my husband, I was responsible that everything went well in my house and take care of the people of the church.
This required me to mature, I could not be that girl that when  in trouble would cry, “Mother, help,” and she would show up to resolve the situation, that’s over, now she was not around, I was a married woman and should act as such, nothing childish.
Just like when we got married it was a radical change in our life, it is normal to be scared, its many things at once, but we need to adapt quickly.
When a person takes too long to mature, God cannot trust her with big things in her hands.
Would you trust responsibility in the hands of a child? Of course not, if he does not even know how to take care of himself, how to trust him with something. The same is true, God sees that you cannot handle the little that you have, how can he give you more?
Want to see a very typical example: many young people dream of getting married, but don’t want to do anything at home, they do not help their mother, will not learn to cook, that is, how can someone like that get married? Sometimes that’s the reason why God hasn’t  blessed her yet, because he sees that she needs to mature and then assume responsibility.
That depends on the performance of each person, you do not need to wait to be older  to mature, although I know several people who already have a certain age and are  immature, it doesn’t have to do much with age but with the disposition of each person.
There are dose that rather be childish, depend on third parties and they pretend that they are not responsible for certain things, after all, it’s easier and comfortable.
Tania Rubim

Saving Souls

Good Morning,

I wanted to show you a group that has made a huge difference in my life.  ( like it and share it)

1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/FJU-Riverside/6579158775993052.

 

Were trying to spread out this page and reach to those youth that are suffering. 

Being part of something Big.

Love,

Erica L.