Weekly Spiritual Digest: Happy Valentine’s Day


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“In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives. Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:1-4, 7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

To be obedient is to be loyal as to honor is to be respectful. We all have our differences but if we don’t do our part that God has intended for us to do, as His children, then we may never fully understand the Love that He wants us to have in our lives.

Happy Valentine’s Day.
–Prince

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Jesus and The Samaritan Woman–God’s Spirit is For Everyone


“Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.

The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”

“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”

“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”

“Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied.

Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”

“Sir,” the woman said, “you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?”

Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “ I AM the Messiah!””
‭‭John‬ ‭4:6-26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Today members of Christ have completely cut off the “Spirit and Truth” in worship. Remember that we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth–not in Pride or showboating. The Spirit of God is for everyone and not exclusive to a select few.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Time To Put On Your Armor & Be Strong In The Lord


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“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”‭‭
Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-18‬ ‭NLT

Remember that we come from the great tribe of Judah, The Lion. So have no fear.

What does “Pray for Paris” mean to me?


“Pray for Paris” is a peaceful protest against extreme terrorism (ISIL) in response to multiple tragic terrorist attacks that took place in central Paris on November 13, 2015– leaving 127 innocent people dead. 
In this video I say that the biggest takeaway that we should learn from this tragic event is to teach our young men and women love not hate and peace not war. 

PS if you want to learn how I live my lifestyle as both a law student and an entrepreneur and go to http://www.livelikeanentrepreneur.com 

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Conquer your Temptations with God!


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The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭13‬ NLT)

“I can resist everything, except temptation.”

–Oscar Wilde, Author of The Picture of Dorian Gray

 The Sins of man are created from The Temptations of man. Without God, all temptations are invincible. With God every temptation is conquerable. This week ask help from God whenever you are faced with temptations.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Don’t Be Lukewarm or Jesus Will Spit You Out!


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“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation:

‘I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.'” (‭Revelation‬ ‭3‬:‭14-19‬ NLT)

Have you ever had lukewarm coffee? If you had, what did it taste like? Was it delicious? Did it bring splendor to your taste buds? Or was it terrible, which you frowned, spat it back into your cup, and threw it away? Like this analogy, Jesus Christ–the one who is the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation–will do the same towards us if we are lukewarm in our faith.

You say you are a Christian but you don’t tithe to the church. You don’t mind tithing (more) to a bar or a club for spirits of a different kind but when it comes to the church there is an exception. It doesn’t work like that with Jesus Christ. Jesus would rather have you cold, a non-believer, than lukewarm. He says, “I wish that you were one or the other!” That way he can work with you, if you are cold! It’s better to be honest than dishonest. For those who are Christians, it’s important for us to remember this verse because we too can be found in bad taste without us knowing it.

Remember that Jesus only warns us of the worldly desires that destroy our lives (lust, money, greed, vengeance, pleasurable pursuits, etc.). Enjoy God’s creation and live in harmony with others. He doesn’t carry a gauntlet and strikes his children down for disobeying his word. But like lukewarm coffee, Jesus will spit you out if you are lukewarm. In other words, Jesus hates lukewarm coffee. He doesn’t mind having cold coffee (with no ice) but he prefers hot coffee because Christians are supposed to be on fire for him–Loyalty and Devotion for Christ.

So this week check your temperature. If you believe you are lukewarm, then take small steps to make your faith hot and not lukewarm.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Don’t Worry, Be Holy


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Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭4-9‬ NLT)

Rejoice in God’s control for he always has a purpose for our trials. Remain faithful and focus on the blessing for which you do have already: eternal life in Heaven. Be gentle to others because gentleness is not a weakness.

Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything!

View all things from a triumphant perspective: in the end God wins! Remember to worship, and remember to pray. All prayers go to Heaven so don’t treat it as an excuse for laziness. If you want peace from God then think like him–meditate on good things and not bad things.

When you carry God’s works, God will help you! Think about what will go right and not wrong.

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Do Not Throw Stones and Forgive!


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Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” 

(‭John‬ ‭8‬:‭1-11‬ NLT)

Poetic Justice. We are blinded by the works of man (media) that we forget the real truth of Jesus and his teachings on this earth: forgiveness. We are taught to stone others through name calling and finger pointing, and we have forgotten that we ourselves are sinners too. Jesus with all his power, wisdom, and Might, knew what she did was wrong. But he also knew what the Pharisees were doing was just as bad if not worse. And so with his calm and coolness, he outsmarted the Pharisees and turned a sinner into a believer in Christ!

I’m not saying that sins should not go unpunished–there will always be consequences for the wicked acts of sin–but we should really (really) follow this example and not throw stones. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE AND THROWING STONES IS NOT ONE OF THEM IN THE LEAST.

Remember to always count to 10 when you are angry (maybe draw in the sand) and remember what Jesus did for this women while he was cornered by his enemies. I would like to think that Jesus, when he stopped down to draw in the sand, wrote the word “Forgive.”

Sunday Praise: Putting Effort in God’s Grace


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Sunday praise: Putting Effort in Grace. “Carry God’s grace without condemning. We are here to love humanity. Love everyone and not condemn everyone. Like Christ, we are here to accomplish God’s law.”
— JJ Lopez, Minister of Music
Matt 5:17; John 8:1-11

JJ Preaching the Testament of Christ’s purpose in the law of Moses. Jesus set out to love humanity and not bring down destruction to the world. It’s Religion that brings destruction not Christ. The relationship that we have with God is Christianity! One thing to note is that JJ has lost his sight but he walks and sees clearly in the spirit of The Lord. Amen!

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Sunday Praise: Our Assignment in God’s Plan


Pastor Jaime Perdomo

“We are chosen from God. Each of us has an assignment from The Lord: to care for his people and send his message. When we fulfill our assignment, The heavens opens up and comes to us closer. He pours his grace onto us.”

Pastor Jaime preached a powerful sermon of his own life story and how one woman twenty years ago did “her assignment” to bring Jaime closer to The Lord. He said I was her assignment, her fruit and now she can walk-in to heaven and have God say to her “Good Work, My Child” What an emotional sermon!

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