Equipped For Any Trouble

The Lord prompted me to share a revelation that He gave me after meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. It reads, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
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How beautiful is it that not only does the Lord comfort us in ALL our tribulation but His comfort equips, empowers and enables us to comfort those who are in ANY trouble.

The Spirit of the LORD is saying, “I’m using you, go forth!”

How many times have you retracted or pulled back from sharing your testimony, or sharing the Word of God to encourage someone because you “feel” that you’re unqualified or unable to comfort them because you haven’t experienced their particular challenge, circumstance or burden? How many times have we heard church folk proclaim unless we endured their situation, then we aren’t qualified to speak on it. However, according to the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:4 that notion is not biblically accurate. According to the Bible we are comforted in all our tribulation that we may comfort those in ANY TROUBLE.

Our experience is not the only nor most powerful qualifer. The Holy Spirit is. He qualifies, equips and prepares us for the work we are predestined to do. I’ve personally witness the power of the Holy Spirit in this way in my own life. In leading a community Grief Support group, the Lord used me to comfort many people as well as lead many people back to Christ. Some of the most powerful interactions the Holy Spirit cultivated and brought comfort to was widows. I have never been married, and therefore have never lost a spouse. However, people frequently spoke about how much God used me to comfort them and others. They would use words like peace, strength, hope… and I would witness people be radically transformed through the working of the Holy Spirit… how can I be empowered or equipped to comfort someone who lost a spouse of 20, 30, 50 years and I have never even been married? Jesus! He can do all things through us!

The next time the Lord is prompting you to bring comfort to someone, cast down your fears, empty yourself and let the Holy Spirit use you to bring comfort to the broken hearted.

God bless you, God keep you.

Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

 

A few things:

• If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!

• If you live in the Antelope Valley area I invite you to visit our new Christian Bookstore, King’s Cross Wed-Saturday at 1647 West Avenue J, Lancester, CA 93534.

  • Find two of my books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or my online store.
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

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The LORD is truly a rewarder to those who seek Him diligently.

I wasn’t raised by my biological father. For years, I had so much hidden sadness in my heart… As an early adult, I tried to have a relationship with him but it never worked out and I just became more hurt. I made a lot of bad decisions as result of my pain. But, I never considered his pain, the torment my father may be feeling as result of his bad choices that I knew he regretted. A few years ago I started praying that the Holy Spirit purge me from bitterness, anger, insecurities… all the negative emotions I had as result of feeling abandoned by my biological father. And, I decided to start praying that God would heal, restore and transform my father. I also discern that my father lived in a state of condemnation. I wanted my father to know Jesus had forgiven him as I knew my father was truly sorry and repented often… so I choose to lot go of everything negative I had against him and began to serve him as the Lord lead me. Showing him first, that I love him and I forgave him. Additionally, I would cry out to the Lord often asking the Holy Spirit to draw my father and I prayed he would receive the Master’s grace. And on Sunday, May 19, 2019 my father expressed outwardly his inner conviction, that Jesus Christ who died on the cross and rose from the grave 3 days later is his Savior!!! That he has choosen to follow the Everlasting God! In Jesus my father is a new creature! Old things have passed away!

Thank You Jesus!!!

As a Minister I have had the privilege to baptize many, truly, it is difficult to find words to express my humble gratitude! I’m not worthy!!!

To baptize my father… to watch him be reborn into the likeness of God… my soul rejoices!!

I didn’t tell my father I have been praying for him for years. I didn’t ask him if he wanted to get baptized. He just called me a few weeks ago prior and cried out that he wanted to get baptized to be closer to JESUS! It was completely his decision!

Thank You Lord!!!

For the Bible says “no one can come to the Father unless He draws him”. O’ Jesus, thank you for drawing my father! Don’t let go O’ God!

To clarify:

BAPTISM ALONE DOES NOT SAVES US
We must be baptized, if it is possible. Baptism is the washing away of sins. Baptism is a outward expression of a inward conviction. Baptism is symbolic of being buried into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
It is our confession and our belief which brings about eternal salvation, not solely baptism. For the Bible declares, “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10:10).

“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Find two of my books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or my online store.
  • Connect with me on Instagram 
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Read my other blog post below

 

What is love?

In John 13:34-35, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: that you love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

There are a few extraordinarily powerful proclamations that God makes in the above scripture. He uses the word “new.” In this particular content, “new” is not used as replacement to any of the commandments but a fulfillment of them. First, it means that all commandments fall underneath the banner of this (new) ideology. Secondly, in this “new” commandment, Jesus’ powerful words exhort us to love one another as He has loved us. Notice that Jesus doesn’t instruct us to love one another as we think they ought to be loved, but He commands that we love one another the way He loved us. God loved us in our brokenness, therefore, we are commissioned to love others in their brokenness. God loved us when we offended Him, therefore, we are commissioned to love those who offended  us…

The last and arguably the most critical point that Jesus powerfully proclaims in John 13:34-35 is that all men will know that we are disciples of Christ if we love one another. Men do not know that we are disciples because we are nice. Men do not know that we are disciples if we are friendly. Men do not know that we are disciples if we go to church, hang crosses on our wall, or if we can quote bible scriptures. What reveals that we are disciplined believers of Jesus Christ is if we have love for one another.

What is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends…

The Amplified translation defines love this way:

“Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.  It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.  It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].  Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].  Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

May we, as disciples of Christ, be mindful of how we treat one another in the name of love.

me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • If you are ready for true transformation, Join Us for the Sent by Jesus Conference! Click here to learn more!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Join us for bi-weekly prayer, schedule is listed on meetup.com 

Spiritual Warfare

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12).
Oftentimes, before I speak, I take hours, sometimes days reminding myself who God choose me to be! The opposition and attack of the enemy can be so severe, and I take my assignment so serious, if I’m not careful I will literally slip into depression. The devil has almost succeeded on numerous occasions in convincing me, I’m a fraud! That Jesus didn’t choose me to preach, that it’s completely my imagination! Considering my past and varies other factors, it wouldn’t be a stretch. BUT GOD!!! As I read through the books I’ve published and previous sermons I’ve preached, I am reminded – the Spirit of the Lord not only choose me but will cover and speak through me.
No, I don’t use breathing patterns – no, I don’t hoop – no, I don’t run around the pulpit – no, I will not be telling anyone to high-five, slap or shake their neighbor throughout the message – no, I am not charming when I preach, and probably won’t make you laugh. Chances are the Lord is going to use me to sternly challenge our integrity, faith, humility, character, obedience or capacity to love. And, after the message you will either curse me or thank God!
Though, I am different than most – God is still God! But, I have to fight to believe Jesus because the emeny wants me to go somewhere and shut-up! The cost is expensive! For me, it means trying not to loose my mind in the mist of psychological (spiritual) warfare!
If you have similar challenges, remember and meditate on who the Lord has called you to be before the foundation of the earth and feast on His Holy Word, allowing the Spirit of God to manifest that which He has anointed you to do.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12).

me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com, Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Join us for bi-weekly prayer, schedule is listed on meetup.com 

Leader’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Loving and Gracious One, When we have the urge to expose an individual’s weakness or failure’s, remind us of how lost, miserable and blind we use to be. O Holy Spirit, when we begin to think more highly then we ought to, bring to our remembrance how wretched we can still sometimes be. Deepen our capacity to pray, deepen our capacity to humbly lead. Don’t allow us to be arrogant or prideful, stop us, O LORD from crucifying those who stumble, allow us to love, guide and pray for those who are weak. In Jesus name, I pray to Thee.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com, Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Join us for prayer, every other Tuesday evening from 7:00-7:45 pm at Lancaster City Library.

*Image via Clayton Jennings