“Will Not God Then, Secure the Rights of His Chosen Ones”

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Awhile back, the angels encouraged me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 18: 1-8, with an angel message and angel inspired message behind it. 

Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.
He said, “There was a judge in a certain town
who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,
‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,
‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me
I shall deliver a just decision for her
lest she finally come and strike me.’”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

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This is a message about steadfast prayer to God; having complete faith that God is with us; knowing that God loves His people beyond our human capacity in His Divinity. God has sent His only begotten son, whose name itself means” God is With us” and whose name is above all other names in Heaven,  Earth and the Universe. Jesus is asking us to not only have steadfast faith in God, who is the One who sent Him, but to believe in Him and the Promises of God sent through our Redeemer and Lord.  

Lift up any prayer to God now and always without hesitation. God who answers all prayer with His Steadfast Love, knows the reason you are coming to Him. Ask God to help you and your family in all matters (this is a question worth asking!). Knowing that Faith in God and Jesus is what Jesus is asking. – the angels  

God will be faithful, and Jesus’ last question poses the question, both then and now in our hearts- where will the Risen Christ find faith on the earth? [reference] 

 

Reference: The Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word

Jesus Observes Contributors

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Awhile Back- the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel Readings. Here is the Gospel of Mark 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”

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The poor widow in today’s Gospel serves as a counterpoint  to hypocritical scribes denounced by Jesus  in the preceding brief passage. He does not present all scribes in a negative light; rather hypocrisy is a major subject of rebuke.In Jesus’ time, scribes fulfilled some of the duties of modern lawyers, and so could serve as trustees of a widow’s estate; often the fee would be paid with a share of the estate.

Today’s message is about spiritual wealth. In reference to the widow – he commends the genuine faith and generosity of one potential victim of scribal hypocrisy. Jesus observes those who come into the Temple complex known as the court of the women, where the Treasury was located. At Passover time many pilgrims would have to come make their offerings for upkeep and renovation of the Temple of the Lord. But among the multitude, one poor widow stands out among wealthy contributors. Though one of the poorest members of Jewish Society, she contributes two coins of the smallest possible denomination. She offers far more than the rich, for she gives generously from the depths of her poverty.

Reference: Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word.

“Go, Sell What You Have, and Give to the Poor and You Will Have Treasure in Heaven; Then Come, Follow Me”

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The angels encouraged me to dedicate Sunday’s angel message to the Gospels – so here is today’s Gospel – from the Gospel of Mark 10:17-30. With a guided message behind it.

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother
.”
He replied and said to him,
“Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
“You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
“How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the kingdom of God!”
The disciples were amazed at his words.
So Jesus again said to them in reply,
“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
“Then who can be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said,
“For human beings it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God.”
Peter began to say to him,
“We have given up everything and followed you.”
Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you,
there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands
for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.”

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“For God , all things are possible”  – for what is impossible to humans is not impossible for God- for He created all things, knows all, understands all and loves all that He has created.

Pray in faith for all things– for anything that is needed. For God sees all and nothing is impossible for Him.  

In the Gospel, Jesus did not look upon this man with disdain, rather looked upon Him with love- knowing fully that what he asked would be difficult, but also knowing God and what God adores. Jesus loved this man- as he approached Jesus with an honest and sincere heart. Jesus is very loving to all who approach him.

Giving to the poor is something God and Jesus both see as important. This was not just about a charitable act, but also answering the call of God and Jesus- who asked this man to follow Jesus as his disciple. This man had many possessions and did honor God by the Ten Commandments, which God likes, but for God all is possible, and also called this man to be a servant of others and disciple of Christ Jesus, giving all he had to the poor to follow Christ.  

God does provide for spiritual needs and physical needs. Leaning on God is truly  important – in all ways. Giving is special to God, who gives justly and effortlessly. In following his son Jesus, many are saved.  Doing what Jesus asks of us is important – in every age. God loves all- especially those who listen and accept the Words of His Son Jesus Christ- who has the words of eternal life. Jesus was not attached to earthly possession, great wealth, social status, prestige or earthly power. Rather, He listened to God to the point of complete obedience and followed God’s Words to the letter- knowing that He was to lead others in the same way. 

Following Christ – is also accepting him in our hearts. It is loving God first, before all earthly matters and possessions, loving His Son, and loving each other as much as God loves each one of us. 

In Jesus Name- guided with the Angels 

Love Never Hinders – from the Gospel of Mark

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The angels had asked me to post, awhile back, every Sunday on the Gospels. With Love and gratitude, I do. With a loving angel inspired message behind it. Gospel of Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48.

MK 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

At that time, John said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ,
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.
It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire.
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off.
It is better for you to enter into life crippled
than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.
Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,
where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'”

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In the first portion of today’s reading, Jesus empowers us to see that it is up to God who performs Mighty Deeds in overcoming evil. The angels say that all have been blessed with His Light and Spirit and God has chosen all to overcome evil through the Holy Spirit. Those who perform mighty deeds in Jesus name are blessed beyond measure. Those who heal in His name are also blessed , and those that perform a single act of love in Jesus name, will surely not lose their reward either – and are blessed eternally! Love will never hinder”  

Jesus then makes reference to punishment for sin , which reflects Jewish thought at the time- that included notions of a final judgement with reward or punishment for righteous or unrighteous lives. In  actuality, Gehenna was the valley of ben Hinnom below Jerusalem, which served as a city dump, continually burning. It was also the place where Israelite Kings had burned their own sons as offerings to a foreign god.  (Jeremiah 7:30-32). Jesus’ main message here though, is to throw away anything that may cause the disciple (or anyone ) to sin- for there is no reward in it. Per the angels Sin’s wages are death of a spirit.” 

The angels say that,  “Sin is what caused slavery. An act of might caused by God’s Spirit is to be followed by example, to lead is to be humble, noting that all good things are done by Jesus’ name and in the Holy Spirit- which are both God-given” 

In Jesus Name

Inspired and Partially channeled by the Angels of God 

Ref: Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Living Word 2015

“But Who Do You Say I Am…?”

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When I first began writing in my website, the angels encouraged me to write on the Gospel every Sunday. With Love and gratitude- this is the Gospel of Mark 8:27-35 – with a loving message behind it.

Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
“You are the Christ.”
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and that of the gospel will save it.”

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There is so much you can say about today’s Gospel reading, as these are very bold words spoken by Jesus and disciples. 

First , Jesus asks the disciples, “who do you say I am? ” and the disciples answered,”You are the Christ!” – which can only be answered, seen and understood through the Holy Spirit sent by God revealing the true identity of His Divine Son, Jesus Christ through them. 

Jesus goes on to reveal the Divine Plan, to prepare them for what they were to witness with Jesus Christ. Like Peter,  if any one of us would have heard that Jesus, who we were walking so closely with,  was about to suffer at all, anyone of us might have said,” No way Jesus! I won’t let you do that” or ” Jesus , I will never allow any harm come to you!” – For there is not one of us who would like to see anyone suffer at the hands of another, much less the Holy Christ himself. 

Jesus rebukes Peter, and informs him that Peter is thinking like a human and not as God does; revealing to Peter that no human can stand in the way of God’s plan- especially the Divine Plan of Salvation! No human can understand the depths of God’s Understanding. Jesus is not sugar-coating anything, but speaking openly and directly to Peter and the disciples. 

Jesus then goes on to say that if we truly follow Jesus, then we follow him by denying yourself. Becoming self-less in service to God’s Will in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Thankfully in today’s era , people are no longer crucified, however many men have lost their lives for their spiritual beliefs in Christ Jesus. 

Jesus suffered once and for all for everyone and offered  himself blameless to God on the cross, offering his own blood for others. This type of sacrifice would come hard to anyone , even if we knew and loved those we were dying for, but Jesus offered himself for all people- including those who do not even acknowledge him as the Son of God. God and Jesus show no partiality in their love for us . In their Great and Holy Love, we all live under the Grace of Christ. We were all given the Light of Christ and the Seal of the Holy Spirit, who helps us to overcome any weakness we may have, or any challenge we may be facing, to uplift us and to help us remember that unlimited love, peace, gentleness, kindness, generosity and wisdom are our strengths. The Holy unconditional love that God had for us, even then, when he sent His Son,  is still abundantly with us today, and so is the Love of His Holy Son , Jesus Christ. 

“Come as you are” the angels always say. “Come in faith, thanksgiving, sincerity and uplift all concerns to God now and always.” Give any burdens to Jesus, for His yoke is light and Love one another as he loved us. “For Jesus is the Light of Salvation and is in your hearts”

Invite Jesus to spend time with you in your heart anytime. You do not need to say anything you can simply spend time with him now and always.

In Jesus Name 

Jesus Has the Words of Everlasting Life

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When I first began “inspirational writing”  for the angels, they asked me to post about the Gospels on Sundays. With love and gratitude , I surely do. Here is The Gospel of John 6:60-69 with a (channeled) loving message behind it.

Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said,
“This saying is hard, who can accept it?”
Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this
he said to them, “Does this shock you?
What if you were to to see the Son of Man ascending
to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life,
while the flesh is of no avail.
The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and Life.
But there are some of you who do not believe.”
Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe
and the one who would betray him.
And he said,
“For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me
unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this,
many of his disciples returned to their former way of life
and no longer accompanied him.
Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, ” Master, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

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The Great Commission – Gospel Message with the Angels

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Today’s Angel Blessing is based on the Gospel Message for today:

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” MATTHEW 28: 16-20

God gave Jesus Authority over earth, heaven and the Universe. It was through this commision that we are also commissioned in the Lord. Let us give thanks to all the Lord has done for us ! The Angels of God’s Authority Continue reading “The Great Commission – Gospel Message with the Angels”