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The Words of Our Elders: T D Jakes

In order to make this journey–you have to make it without baggage. You can’t carry loads of bags with weight on you in order to be free and Jesus gives you an invitation to come unto him. Now you have to come to him–you will not get rest from anybody else. If you go to anybody else your going to find more work.

~ T D Jakes

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

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Spiritual Intelligence: Its A Come As You Are Party!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Good morning friends. The walk of faith is a come as you are party. The invitation is extended to all, regardless of race or socio-economic status.

The body is the outer dressing of our unseen but eternal spirit. It can be likened to a costume, so the real you is actually your spirit, in the same way our profession is what we do, but not necessarily who we are. With this in mind, while Jesus was manifested as The Son of God, people came to see Him dressed-up in all manner of costumes. One came to see Him dressed-up as a teacher, one as a leper, one as a prostitute, one as a tax collector, one as an adulterer, one as a ruler, one as a dead man, one as a wealthy business, one as a blind man, one as a cancer sufferer, one as a Roman Governor… Different costumes, but mostly similar issues, similar to those we face today. They all had an audience with Him, and in typical style, He made a lasting impression.

So back to my opening verses. Friends He still calls today, it’s an open invitation. Its not a fancy dress, but a come as you are party, so, come with your pain, come with your shame, come with your gains, come with your losses. Come with sicknesses, diseases, addictions – just come as you are, and God will give you lasting peace!

Come now, come today. Tomorrow might be too late for you.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: I Was Neither A Prophet, Nor The Son Of A Prophet

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: ‘Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. For this is what Amos is saying:

‘“Jeroboam will die by the sword,
and Israel will surely go into exile,
away from their native land.”’
Then Amaziah said to Amos, ‘Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. Don’t prophesy any more at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.’

Amos answered Amaziah, ‘I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”

Good morning friends. I submit to you this morning that these posts are not my words, but the words of God. Also, that this is not a hobby, but a burden of The Lord. Its God’s heart cry, its God’s heart beat for humanity. I say, Lord for how long? He says; “Son, just write and post”. So I’ve found strength in the words of prophet Isaiah;

The Lord God gives me
the right words
to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me
eager to learn his teaching

When asked for last words in closing his interview with TV host Charlie Rose, Larry Page (Google), made the following statement;

“Most businesses fail because they miss the future”.

He cited his experience while working on the Android operating system, which at the time was only a pet project (well, so he thought), he said; “I felt guilty for wasting time”, … “That was stupid, it was the future”.

Back to our opening scripture, there would have been times when Amos thought, “this is stupid, what am I doing in Bethel?” Times when, like Peter he felt like going back to the familiar, going back to fishing… But, like Simeon and Anna; he saw the future, embraced it, aligned himself, and prophesied accordingly.

Fast forward centuries later, John The Baptist stepped on the scene, prepared the people and ushered in the future. Then, Jesus Christ preached, taught, manifested the power of His kingdom, and left us the Holy Spirit. So as David was anointed king years before he finally ascended on the throne, so also the kingdom of God is already here through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Friends, in His second coming, He comes to judge his enemies, bless His followers, and reign in glory! Hallelujah!!!

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~ Sabali

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