Greetings to all In The Name Of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Eagles call ministry just wanted to say Merry Christday with a thought from this Pastor's heart:
On the arrival of one of the greatest moments of celebration in a believer's life ; is that of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. It is a day of remembered hopes and expectations. In the hustle and bustle of the days drawing near, with the arrival of family members from afar, menus' of all kind of meals being planned, children's excitement raising to the culmination of hysteria, last minute shopping sprees for the marked down prices of yet still gifts to buy. and oh Lord, let us not talk about the waiting lines to cash out and the massive traffic jams. These are the joys of Christmas. I would like to call our hearts and minds in to a complete stop; let us not forget the reason for all of this seemingly frantic behavior--Jesus Is the Reason for the Season. Let us remember the greatest meal was the last supper when the small family of Jesus gathered around the table with Him. Each having their own hopes and expectations for the greater celebration. I would like to interject this thought; although great was the fulfillment of prophecy the birth of Jesus according to (Isaiah 9:6-7), the greater celebration was of His death and resurrection. His birth created the door of salvation, but His death and resurrection became the way for forgiveness of all our sins past, present, and future and finally one day eternal life (He is the Way, the Truth and the Life). He was born in order to die, so the celebration is very definitely two-fold. Jesus is the Reason for the Season! The greatest tree was not the one with the lights, and bells and ornaments, and all the presents underneath it, and let us not forget the star on the top or the angle with the halo: but it was the one with Jesus nailed to it with the crown of thorns upon His head and the nails in His hands and feet and His back that had been lashed with a cat o' nine tails whip until the flesh tore away. and the spear in His side, and his last words, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34)," and finally, "Father I commend my spirit into thine hand (Luke 23:46), "BUT IT IS FINISH (John 19:29-30)!"
The gift was nailed to the tree, which after the resurrection became our daily gift of His Presence; the crown of thorns became a crown of Glory; and He became the Light of the World in a place of darkness pain and hopelessness.
It is in my humbled opinion, that this is a Joyful, Merry (CHRIST) day. May God Bless you and yours today and everyday; and may the New Year Be God's Complete Divine Will for you and your Family...In Jesus Name I Pray!
Greetings to all in the Wonderful name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!
I am so wonderfully reminded of the goodness and mercy of God, that for some reason in this season, I seem acutely aware, of His presence, like never before. There are so many things that are going on, and what amazes me is that nothing new is transpiring, I know that there is a new season, but something seems strangely different. Faith prayers are bombarding heaven like never before; like arrows being shot from the shores of earth to heavens very door; what could this possibly be?
After looking at the issues of "faith" I have noticed a few things that might be a "blessing" to you:
1. Faith is needed more now than ever before.
2. New level introduces new faith level.
3. New season of walking by faith , brings new response of faith walking (old responses in new season will not work)
4. Faith takes on the shape of what and how I perceive the situation (truth or fact); remember facts change truth remains the same
5. Faith requires me not to use human reasoning, if I am going to walk in the supernatural.
6. Faith says leave old pictures in the past (photo album), and take a new picture.
7. Remember Faith has a communication all its own; new language goes along with new faith (woman
with issue of blood kept her intention alive), if I just reach out and touch.
8. Faith requires that hearing is more important than seeing, (Peter saw storm, but heard Jesus call him to come forth, he walked on water).
9. Faith is like love, the more you use it the more it multiplies.
10. Everything looks the same, feels the same , but sounds different, the command of the Lord is; Now the just shall live by faith.
Well, I am not really sure where this road will lead us, but being that it must be taken in faith and by faith, I am looking forward to the next place in God. Will you join me in this season, and let us listen to the voice of our heavenly Father, as he bids us to come? Let us get prepared for the greatest walk ever.
Shalom, Dr Emma Armstrong
II Kings 4:26c: And she answered, it is well
(Please read, II Kings 4:8-37)
It Is Well
It is well, is one of the greatest statements of faith, in my opinion, that has ever been verbalized in the very face of the reality of circumstances.
Here is the story of a mother’s faith in action, in one of the trying moments of any parent’s life. She is holding the lifeless body of her promised son, who has been overcome by death. She takes the body of her only son and lays him in the empty bed of her house guest, who stops by her house from time to time to rest and bless. This is the bed of the man servant of God, who is the Prophet Elisha, the one who received the mantle of “anointing “from the Prophet Elijah.
Circumstances have taken a dramatic turn in her life, which requires for her faith to go beyond her normal capacity. She is laying her sons lifeless body, his dead body, in the bed in the upper room chamber, of the Prophet. At this time, a question arises in my mind; when did the statement of faith come alive? Was it when he was in her arms, when she was carrying him up to the room, or when she laid him upon the bed? All I know is that somewhere in the midst of this painful situation, the greater in her stood up. And her actions then began to take on a life all of its own, due to the spoken words, “It Is Well.”
We are walking in the realms of “faith.” After believing God, for many seasons that something is going to happen, and then it does; then out of nowhere something happens that takes the very thing promised you away, faith within in you takes on a life all of its own. You begin to speak things in the atmosphere that causes a chain of reaction, which releases the power of life, coming out of your mouth. This mother declares with boldness, that” All Is Well.”
Death comes in many ways; broken hearts, broken dreams, broken relationships, and yes even broken faith. What happens when one is faced with the reality that it is what it is, you are looking at the very issue? What do you do? Like the woman that has her dead sons body in her arms, let her lead us:
Remember, that the hoped for substance of your faith is now a reality, you are holding the promise in your heart, mind, arms and hands, and the same thing it took to bring it into fruition the first time, is the same thing that will keep it alive. Faith is keeping the atmosphere under the commands of the words spoken out of the mouth of the heart, which declares that, “All Is Well.” No matter what is going on in that moment. So often when we are going through the realness of our lives, we forget to command the atmosphere with the spoken word of power, which is your total belief in the God of the impossible. Times of faith are tested in the trust of what God has said He would do, no matter what happens after what He has said is manifested. Speaking, “All Is Well”, is total trust in what you believed for by faith, and who you believe in to manifest your spoken words!
Like Abraham be fully persuaded that what He has promise, He is able to perform (Romans 4:21). God said it, I believed it by faith, and God performs it to increase my trust/faith in Him. Therefore
” All Is Well!”
Hello! I'm Dr. Armstrong and the 'photo bomber' is my granddaughter, Jazzy:) I created this blog to encourage and strengthen the body of Believers to soar and reach their full potential. Go to my Dr. Emma Armstrong page if you would like to know more about me.