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Summary: Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus, My sisters and brothers, who do you, think of when someone says, “She is my rock” or “He is my rock.”? I know you must think of Jesus. The Rock, for it was Jesus, who quenched the thirst of man unto everlasting life.

LEANING ON A ROCK

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Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (August 26, 2018)

“And the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat

upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” (Matthew 7:25,

King James Version [The sermon on the mount])

Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus,

My sisters and brothers, who do you, think of when someone says, “She is my

rock” or “He is my rock.”? I know you must think of Jesus. The Rock, for it was

Jesus, who quenched the thirst of man unto everlasting life. “And did all drink

the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:

and that Rock was Christ.” (I Corinthians 10: 4-5, KJV [Paul’s self-denial]).

Don’t you pray about being in that number---those who followed Jesus?

Let us ponder in our thoughts about those women that followed because they

knew Jesus loved them. Many women, still to this day in time, search for just that

kind of love, ---that kind of lover, for the woman of Samaria said, “Sir, give me

this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” [John 4:15, KJV]. The

search for a righteous man was that way with the woman of Samaria who had five

husbands and now the one she was with was not her husband, “Jesus answered

and said unto her, If thou knowest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee.

Give me to drink: thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee

living water.”[John 4:10, KJV] Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever

drinketh of this water shalt thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I

shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him

a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” [John 4: 13-14, KJV].

Now, we know as we live and pray who Jesus, the Rock is, the church of the

Almighty God. “And I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will

build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. “ (Matthew 16:

18, KJV). Friends, I tell you, it is good leaning on a rock, especially when you

know in your heart that the Rock that you lean on is Jesus, the church of the

Almighty God, the living God who sent His only begotten son so that man would

not perish but have everlasting life. [John 3:16, KJV] Is this why we say, We are

between a Rock and a hard place.” The Rock is Christ Jesus, the church and the

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world is hard. Let me tell you, do not try to manipulate the word of God because

Christ Jesus stood in that very gap, for the saving of souls. Do not let the snake

lay in the gap.

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father,

My mind is constantly thinking of you, for you, my Father God in heaven is my Creator----the

Creator of the universe. I bless your Holy Name and I bless the universe, the earth plane, of

which I reside, in as much joy as possible, bearing all sorrows of all the circumstances of the

day. In the fullness of the moon, tonight, I looked upon the heavens, so closely here I see the

heavenly stars that look right back at me, in the glory of God, your glory, Lord God. There are

problems, of course, dear Father, here on earth. Some problems so big the heart could burst---

break into so many pieces, shatter under the weight of each burden, and many women feel so

burdened down. But it is your love, in scripture that tells me that joy comes in the morning, so I

expect joy is here, on the horizon and with a positive mind---a positive mental outlook, joy is in

my life, not only in the lives of everyone else---all the folks around me but in my life, too.

Therefore, to love your friends is a noble quality of sincerity in a man or woman's heart,

however, to love the creation that God made in me, tells me that I truly am in a realationship

with God, for righteousness sake.

I find on this earth---my chosen place to live as God wants me to, is such a competitive place.

Many times, I think there is nothing that man or woman will not do, to outpace another. Is that

what we mean by running your course and fighting the good fight? However, the virtue of a

woman---the glow of a woman, is not only there, put by a man but such a glow in countenance is

the love of God. Father, a woman is the bride of Christ Jesus or the bride of a man, and some just

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