Summary: Leadership choices and decisions effectually exist as much in the home as in the world, for the love of Jesus to overcome and conquer the fears of the world---Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Jezebel, Rahab, Mary magdalene, Mary, mother of Jesus were leaders.
FOR JESUS’ LOVE 9
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (August 4, 2017)
“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” (St. John 21:15-17, King James Version [Christ’s charge to Peter]}
Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus,
My sisters and brothers, I just want to say, Thank you Lord. Lord, I thank you. I heard a woman say, the thing about trying times is,--- my dad told me, that it is time to do a whole lot of trying---get to trying. I heard a man say, I told God if he would give me time, I would give him my time. There’s a whole lot of praying going on and I love it when the universe speaks out to the people echoing the voices of pain, retribution, heartache and malicious intent---the wailing caught me as soon as I closed my eyes immediately going into a vision seeing prosperity of a man and a woman riding down a long country road in a chauffeured limousine but I awoke---got up, for when the people pray like that, change is coming down the pipeline. To pigeon hole your future might not reveal what went down the rabbit hole, therefore, practicality outweighs pie in the sky every time you analyze it.
I recalled another vision I saw when God opened a window and poured out blessings of stacks of money, so today they said the Dow in the stock market never reached that high before yet there are folks impoverished and walking the streets of every city on this earth for they are homeless, jobless, broke down and cast out for all to see and hear their stories, their journey and how much dust is on not only their shoes if they have a pair of shoes but on the hardened feet that are worn out from the struggle of going to and fro, never getting anyplace at the right time to receive a blessing. I heard a woman say they are talking about me. I am more than sure they talked about Rahab, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Jesus. I say, God bless you. Thank you, Christ Jesus for being so good to me. For I tried and stayed.
My heart broke out in both joy and relief from the fear--- the dread of captivity. Lord, save me. Lord saved me from all sin---your sin, my sin, the sins of the people, the sins of the world. Save me, Lord.
Now, God’s business is always in need of tending to and not just any old body is anointed enough to take care of the Master’s business but He that saved us, for by the blood of the lamb was the price paid
for the saving of souls. God looked for a good man, a good and proper man. Do you know who that man was to free a certain people---His people, from bondage, from slavery of more than 400 years? What about you? Are there any people in need of freedom, right now?
Sometimes you are so deep in your struggle you do not see that it is also another’s struggle and you do not seem to be quite able to stop praying for as soon as you stop praying the issues of life in the struggles of life stack up higher and higher against you. You think to yourself, I need prayer right now but I need prayer always for no one stop quick fix prayer will do for my blood runs hot with the passion of God’s love at war against my own trials and tribulations. I need you, Lord---divine intercession. I need the great intercessor to pray for me. I need my Holy Ghost spirit to pray for me.
Don’t stop, I heard a woman say and my shoulders that drooped for a moment straightened up and my feet that ached with pain felt light---not burdened down. And my bruised up knees that I avoided kneeling down on placing my weight on, bent down and prayed not feeling the weight of sin coming against me in muscle aches and pains. Lord, I thank you. Thank you, Lord.