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God Will Meet Your Every Need When Appears Impossible Exodus 16:21.

Exodus 16:21

21 Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

There will be seasons in your life when you are in a waiting stage. The promise has been made but you must travel through a wilderness period. It is, while you wait, that God will prove Himself a provider. Though you will not see how, the Lord will meet your daily needs.  Rejoice, as you appreciate the manna blessing.

 

 

 

 

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Sign of the Cross: Biblical Roots

Everything you want to know in life is in the Bible.  As having my Christian roots in Catholicism, I did not know the Sign of the Cross was referenced in the Bible.  Yes, I still bow my head when the name of Jesus is said.  I never take Holy Communion in my hand.  I am old school. But I never learned the Bible in nine years of Catholic School.  Not until I went to a Baptist women Bible Study did I understand what the Bible means. Wow, I am just learning after 6 decades of life.

Christian Bible Studies

Pray continually, Paul urged the Thessalonians. The early church fathers took this one step further: continually make the sign of the cross.

“In all our travels and movements, in all our coming in and going out, in putting on our shoes, at the bath, at the table, in lighting our candles, in lying down, in sitting down, whatever employment occupies us, we mark our foreheads with the sign of the cross,” wrote Tertullian at the turn of the third century, A.D. In the fourth century, St. John Chrysostom (apparently anticipating an American Express slogan) wrote, “never leave home without making the sign of the cross.”

Andreopoulos and Ghezzi find in the sign of the cross a symbol of baptism, protection, profession of faith, defiance of the Devil, invocation of God’s power, solidarity with the church, and a rebuke of self-indulgence—to name a few.

The origins of the sign are unknown; as Andreopoulos points out: “our information is sparse because this ancient practice emerged naturally, as something that made sense to most Christians.” The earliest descriptions, such as Tertullian’s, indicate that the cross was made with one finger—probably the thumb—on the forehead in the shape of a Hebrew T or a Greek X, letters that stood for names of God and Christ. Presumably, early Christians were taking their cues from passages in Genesis 4:15, Ezekiel 9:4, and Revelation 14:1 and 22:4 that describe a mark on the forehead as a sign of God’s claim on a person.

“The spiritual weight of the sign has always been the same,” Andreopoulos writes. “In texts from Tertullian and Origen to Kosmas and Aitolos, it is a blessing, a prayer, a proclamation of the Christian identity, a living mystery, and an acceptance of the role that God has given us.”

“Whether I sign myself silently or with the invocation [of ‘in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’],” writes Ghezzi, “it helps me to look beyond the mundane things I have to do every day … and focus on God and on the greater part of reality, the part that is spiritual and invisible.”

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Leviticus 14: 33-42, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8: Is Your Home Clean for The Word of God?

Leviticus 14: 33-42 ESV

33 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 34 “When you enter the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as your possession, and I put a spreading mold in a house in that land, 35 the owner of the house must go and tell the priest, ‘I have seen something that looks like a defiling mold in my house.’ 36 The priest is to order the house to be emptied before he goes in to examine the mold, so that nothing in the house will be pronounced unclean. After this the priest is to go in and inspect the house. 37 He is to examine the mold on the walls, and if it has greenish or reddish depressions that appear to be deeper than the surface of the wall, 38 the priest shall go out the doorway of the house and close it up for seven days. 39 On the seventh day the priest shall return to inspect the house. If the mold has spread on the walls, 40 he is to order that the contaminated stones be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town. 41 He must have all the inside walls of the house scraped and the material that is scraped off dumped into an unclean place outside the town. 42 Then they are to take other stones to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Is you house ready for the Word of God at anytime?

#POWER PRAYER

I therefore claim this place as a place of Christian spiritual safety and protection.
I bless this place with my mouth, my heart and my mind in the name of my God; Jesus Christ.
I ask You Lord Jesus Christ to secure your blessing and spiritual protection while we (your Christians) stay and live here.
Please clean it with Your Holy Blood,
and let it be made as new for me (and my family).
Let only your Holy Spirit and Holy Angels of Heaven be here with us!
I choose to have faith in your power Jesus,
the same power that saved my soul!
I love you Jesus:
Amen!

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God’s Love For The World: Habakkuk 2:14, Numbers 14:2, Isaiah 49:16.

Habakkuk 2:14

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Numbers 14:2

But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD

Isaiah 49:16

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
    your walls are continually before me.

 

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All Souls Day, Pray for the dead, November 2.

Via Catholic Online

All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go.

Consistent with these teachings and traditions, Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.

All Souls Day: Traditions from around the world

History of All Souls Day

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The Archangel Michael, Our Protector: Jude 9, Revelation 12: 7-9.

St. Michael the Archangel

Jude 9

But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”

Revelation 12: 7-9

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Pope Francis consecrated the Vatican to St. Michael the Archangel’s protection, saying:

We are not alone on the journey or in the trials of life, we are accompanied and supported by the Angels of God, who offer, so to speak, their wings to help us overcome so many dangers, in order to fly high compared to those realities that can weigh down our lives or drag us down. In consecrating Vatican City State to St. Michael the Archangel, I ask him to defend us from the evil one and banish him.”

Traditional Consecration Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael:

ST. MICHAEL ARCHANGEL PRAYER CARD:

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Faith, Trust and Power In Christ: Psalm 40:1-3, Isaiah 12:2, Philippians 4:13.

Psalm 40:1-3

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
Isaiah 12:2
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
Philippians 4:13
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Our Father, may everything I do begin with Your Inspiration, continue with Your Help, and reach perfection under Your Guidance. With Your loving care guide me in my daily actions. Help me to persevere with love and sincerity. Teach me to judge wisely the things of earth and to love the things of Heaven. Keep me in Your presence and never let me be separated from You. Your Spirit made me Your child, confident to call You Father. Make Your Love the foundation of my life.

In this I pray

AMEN

I Trust God. - Psalm 31:14,

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Archangel Raphael, The Angel of Healing.

Tobit 12:15 “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord.”

Via Ask Angels

Archangel Raphael is the main archangel who oversees healing for living beings on Earth. He is a well know and incredibly powerful angelic being, who is ready, willing and waiting to connect with you directly if you so desire.

Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael, Great prince Of the heavenly court,

because you are The “Medicine of God”, I humbly pray you To heal the many infirmities Of my soul And all the ills Which afflict my body.

St. Raphael, Of the glorious seven Who stand before the throne Of Him who lives and reigns, Angel of Health, The Lord has filled your hand With balm from heaven To soothe or cure our pains Heal or cure The victim of disease, And guide our steps When doubtful of our ways.

In this I pray

Amen

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Psalm 116:1-2

116 I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Lord I bring to You

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.When you begin to doubt GOD, run to Him not away from Him. How else will you discover how much He really loves you?

 

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God Sees Our Suffering:  The Book of Job

Job 7:20 ESV

If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?

Job 10:14 ESV

If I sin, you watch me and do not acquit me of my iniquity.

Job 16:12 ESV

I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target

Job 35:3 ESV

that you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’

Job 35:6 ESV

If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

Book of Job:

The book of Job, one of the wisdom books of the Bible, deals with two issues crucial to every person: the problem of suffering and the sovereignty of God.

SparkNotes

Bible: The Old Testament

The question is a theme in the Old Testament: how can God remain good despite the fact that he allows evil and human suffering to exist?

Thank you R from Cam Care.  I remembered you prayed and enlightened me about the Book of Job. I still have so much to learn.

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