Wig’s Word of God Today Archive October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010

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October 1, 2010

Which is the way to the dwelling place of light, and where is the abode of darkness, that you may take them to their boundaries and set them on their homeward paths? Job 38: 19-20

Job 38:12-21/ 40:3-5, Psalm 139 & Luke 10:13-16

 

Do you ever feel like your living your vocation and not working an occupation?  What an amazing feeling it is to live your vocation where the Light of Christ dwells and illuminates everything you do.  Do you believe you have found “the way to the dwelling place of light” as you enter your workplace each day?  Or is your place of employment gloomy resting in “the abode of darkness?” Job is being questioned by our God and He sets him straight by asking questions that should make you think even today. “I will question you, and you tell me the answers! Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its size; do you know? Who stretched out the measuring line for it? Into what were its pedestals sunk, and who laid the cornerstone, While the morning stars sang in chorus and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Job 38: 4-7 Can you see the Angels here described as “morning stars” flying about singing songs of praises for the Lord?  Job’s answer doesn’t surprise me for what man can really answer the Lord’s question of creation? “Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer You?” Job 40:4
When you find this vocation as many of my friends already have, you find the place that illuminates your path and forms a bond between you and creation where the Love of God is first and foremost in your mind, actions and soul.  Everything in your life aligns with the Will of God and you experience God’s graces from the moment you wake up to the moment you say your prayers at night before resting your head in dreams of Christ’s Salvation.  When I became a teacher of God’s children, I surrendered everything I do in the Name of the Lord, I am guided by Christ’s statement to proclaim His Truth to all I see for I know in my soul that “whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One Who sent Me.” Luke 10:16  Loving your love of Christ allows you to find your vocation to accomplish God’s Will in all you do.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we thank you for allowing us to live a life of vocation by our actions of faith, hope, and charity.  Make us a people of Truth who seek to accomplish Your Will in all we do. We pray Your Dwelling Place of Light will give us a Beacon to share Your Son’s Truth with Humanity where fear and confusion leave us and the dark one will never enter our soul.  We ask this in Jesus Name Who lives and Reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen!

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

How little We Are in Life to See

Through a storm of uncertainty
To a life of vocation
Trust in His Word
To guide every situation

Shake the wicked from the trees
Falling to the ground on their knees
Seeking a Truth of every need
Seeing and believing in His Truth to see

Be careful of the darkness behind hell’s gate
Waiting to capture your soul to create
The death of souls and wicked relate
Rebuke these spirits of Satan’s state

How little we are in life to see
God’s Graces for all to be
Allowing our work to be truly seen
A reflection of God’s Love Eternally

Your journeys He will Light from His joyous Love
Look to the stars floating above
Not a care in the world or fright to feel
The Holy Spirits joy seen and real

Everlasting guide from what you become
From His Word and Salvation from His Only Son
Seek His Truth to share with the world
Heaven’s accord will guide your door

He who rejects you will never know
A God Whose Love will forever sow
The Blood of Salvation from Calvary
Dripping to cover the world from eternal tragedy

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 1, 2010 @ 5:17 AM

 

October 2, 2010

I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know. Job 42:3
Job 42, Psalm 119 & Matthew 18

The Lord calls on us to understand so little but accomplish so much. There are things we will never understand as humans. His love for us protects us from knowing everything. With such knowledge we would destroy life.  Job recognized this and he announced this to God when God spoke to him. Job’s surrender to God was resolute and could not be broken even when his entire family was taken from him and he was reduced to ashes.  By Job’s response to Satan’s demise, the Lord blessed Job abundantly in his latter years and started anew.  The Bible tells us that Job’s daughters were the most beautiful woman in the world because of God’s blessings and his livestock grew into thousands while Job lived to a “ripe old age.” I must admit my wife must be a descendant from Job’s bloodline for she is the most beautiful woman I have ever known. I too was reduced to nothing, homeless and out of work sleeping in bushes and living from a soup kitchen. His plan for me was too great for me to envision on my own.  A Trust I could give to living His Will.

But God had greater plans for me by my surrender to His Truth through His Word. The day I picked up a Bible, my strength came back to me and I have lived in His Love every second of every day since. The day was in Jesup, Georgia, and I was looking at a Bible my father had on his desk. The Good Book sat there covered in dust but radiant white with gold letters. I picked it up and felt a change in me and I sat with it outside in the sun on my daddy’s porch and began to read the Truth of Life. My life changed that day as I would soon discover by being told by an Angel to “become a Teacher of God’s children.” Just as Job, I have learned to give everything over to the Lord in thanksgiving. Being thankful for everything He gives me, everything He keeps from me and everything he takes away.  My joy too is resolute and everlasting.

Yesterday, I listened to a pastor talk about Jesus describing to us to “become like children” allowing our heart, mind and soul to accept all things God teaches us as humans. His description of being childlike yet responsible captured my desires of giving everything about me to the Lord’s guidance. I agreed with his statement God did not instruct us to become childlike in our actions and responsibilities but to become childlike in our acceptance of God’s Divine Plan for our lives accepting His Truth as our guidance. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 reminds us that (as a child) “I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.” Loving your love of Christ allows you to experience who will be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven and this Truth will establish Christ-like adult behaviors for sharing His Love with the world. Be child-like in your understanding yet maturely driven in God’s Plan for your life.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, Your wisdom is so Great, we know we can never understand everything, but we thank you for the Trinity to give us faith, hope and charity. Grant us wisdom to be child-like in our love for you as we live to see Your Will done in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 28
 
Angels in Heaven to See

He can do all things
Life is Him abundantly
Created by His Breath
Nostrils of air Eternally

Ashes to dust to repent
His love gives life
Body’s joy completely spent
His Son’s Truth He sent

Latter days can be blessed
No matter what your life impressed
Homeless or troubles to rest
On the shoulder of His Son of no stress

A beauty all can see
In your wife, your children abundantly
Living through His love
Guided by His Truth openly

Knowledge and wisdom to Trust
Ordinances for the just
Discernment on my knees
The joy of learning Your faithful decrees

A Light of Truth You shared
God’s people are like children we dared
Simple understanding so fair
Joined to Christ Jesus we care

Greatest in Heaven to seek
Child-like attitude to greet
Angels in Heaven to see
Shining on God’s face for thee

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 2, 2010 @ 5:44 AM

 

 

October 3, 2010

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Habakkuk 1-2, Psalm 95, 2 Timothy 1 & Luke 17
The Prophet of Old was indeed troubled by what was going on around him in his time.  He continually questioned God and showed courage by asking God what was He doing by allowing the terrible events taking place around him. The Lord answered him asking him to write down his visions so “one can read it readily.” Habakkuk 2:2 The Bible informs us that Paul used God’s answers here in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 to affirm mankind’s justification by belief in Christ Jesus. “The rash man has no integrity; but the just man, because of his faith, shall live. Wealth, too, is treacherous: the proud, unstable man.” Habakkuk 2:4 The Prophet learns by this that his patience and confidence in the Lord is a faith of virtue allowing him to live in peace and joy knowing God is in control of everything at all times.  Place your trust in Him and be patient for His Time is not our time.

God has given us all power, love, and self-control to Proclaim the Truth of Christ Jesus, which is lead by the Holy Spirit to share His Salvation with the world. Do you Proclaim with confidence? Our love of Jesus is not something to be ashamed of but rather something we should Glorify in all things. Seek His wisdom God affords us through studying your Bible daily, praying unceasingly through fasting weekly and Proclaim with confidence knowing the Lord’s Spirit will guide your every word. Paul reminds us that we should bear all things, even hardship for the Gospel of Christ Jesus Who will certainly reward the faithful with Everlasting Life. Practice, Pray and Proclaim! Halleluiah!

By living your life with faith, hope and charity, we can accomplish anything our minds and hearts desire as long as we place the love of God first in all things, for through Him; in Him and with Him, we will see the Glory of the Lord. Today is my daughter, Alexandra Maria Wiggins, 27th birthday. I have faith in God that she will be protected and experience the joys of her medical training as she pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor.  While she is not here with me, her spirit resides in my soul where I ask God each and every day to guide her and protect her. My faith for her protection is resolute in a Promise by living the Decrees of His Word. Happy Birthday Alexandra! Loving my love of Christ has given me the courage, faith, power, love and self-control to share His Word with you each and every day my beautiful daughter.  In His Word I have learned to follow my heart to share His Truth with all I see. His blessing of you I will cherish no matter what.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, my love for you is so overwhelming that I can’t help but to share Your Truth with the world.  Guide me to be courageous for Your Son’s Salvation and to grant those who share my study of Your Word health, happiness and Salvation. Protect my little girl who is all grown up each and every day. Give her peace of mind, body and soul. I also pray today for her mother that she know that through You Lord that I am thankful and give her my “thanks” for giving Alexandra the gift of life with me. Today Lord we celebrate all Life in a Life Chain for the Unborn. Protect them as we protect our own living. Please forgive those we left behind for selfish reasons unknown only by You. In Jesus Name we pray.  Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Prisoner I Can Be

I cry of help
You seem not to listen
Patience and endurance
Shine through in Your vision

Faith shall live
Guided by Your Truth
Seek not my own accord
Our Risen Lord as Proof

The Rock of Salvation
Stands tall and affirms
Even death can overcome
A coffin’s earthworms

Here His Voice today
Hearts hardened not away
Come close to His love
Keeping Satan’s evil away

He will test you
Sure as the sky is blue
Be patient and guided
By His Word so true

Flames will stir
In your heart you may say
The Holy Spirit guiding you
Over hurdles of demise can play

Ashamed not of Him
Prisoner I can be
Hardship I will bear
Christ’s love for all to see

Our faith is increased
Moving mountains or trees with ease
Life is so precious
Give thanksgiving on your knees

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 3, 2010 @ 7:13 AM

 

October 4, 2010

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

Galatians 1:6-12, Psalm 111 & Luke 10:25-37

I am amazed how our country has allowed the Gospel of Jesus Christ to take a back seat to secularism. Where were our Founding Father’s thoughts and desires for our country when our government allowed such a movement to take hold and overrun our Judeo-Christian beliefs? It’s hard to believe sometimes the Love of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness has been stolen from a country built on the values established through and for the Gospel of Christ Jesus. I believe the separation of church and state has caused our country to erode away like the sands of a beach. Mainstream media has been chosen to raise our children and teach them promiscuity, sex and materialism from an early age. Our children are growing up desiring not to be one with God but to be one with self. Life as we know it here in the United States has taken God out of our Country and replaced it with selfish acts of disrespect. Woman today wear clothes that reveal too much skin, too much dishonor to her husband and too much disrespect for the Word of God. Men are allowing their daughters to be gawked at by strangers and perverts leading to despicable acts of sin. Men are pursuing selfish acts of materialistic gain instead of pursuing Christ-like acts of faith, hope and charity. Our country needs men and women to stand up against such disrespect and honor the Word of God. The USA has to stop seeking another form of the Truth to overcome the wrath of God described in His Word. “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a Gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed!” Galatians 1:8

Jesus explains to a Scholar of the Law what it takes to inherit Eternal Life by describing a scene where a man fell victim to robbers. What many people don’t understand about this story is that the “Good” Samaritan at the time was considered an enemy of the Jews. Samarians were considered to be “foolish people.” The Jewish Law Scholar was being taught that acts of compassion and love are acts of neighborly love Christ is instituting by His New Covenant and everyone in Humanity was entitled to God’s love. We are not called on to judge our brothers but to help them to live and understand the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Our world looks to us for guidance in acts of compassion based on our love of the Truth written in the Word of God. We must fight to keep God’s Word and the teaching of Jesus Himself at the forefront of all decisions our great land has been given the responsibility for. In the words of George Washington, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His Will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor.” October 3, 1789 Proclaiming a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. Loving your love of Christ comes with a duty of Proclaiming the Truth of God’s Word where you “shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”  There is no greater duty for an American in this day and age.

And so we pray: Dear Heavenly Father, today and every day we pray You lead our great nation back to the values our Founding Fathers followed to create a nation thankful and respectful to the Word of God and each other. Guide us to be people of truth filled with compassion for our fellow man. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig

A Good Samaritan’s Love of Christ’s Liberty

Christ’s Grace be with you
The Gospel of love to do
Seek not selfish acts of sin
Grow in love and joy within

Accursed be the one who teaches lies
His Eternal freedom will be denied
Only the Truth of Christ will reconcile
The sin of the world ugly and vile

A Slave of Christ I want to be known
My joy for living built upon a stone
Where winds of change will truly be shown
The Rock of my Salvation eternally grown

Delights of Heaven given in grace
Reliable and guiding of the Human Race
Seeking not the pleasure of flesh and sin
Repenting and seeking the Truth within

A Forever Covenant given to thee
A life of Christ can forever see
A person’s truth and equity
A Good Samaritan’s love of Christ’s Liberty

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 4, 2010 @ 6:11 AM

 

 

October 5, 2010

“The one who once was persecuting us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” So they glorified God because of me. Galatians 1: 23-24
Galatians 1:23-24, Psalm 139 & Luke 10

There is an amazing beauty we receive when we accept the Spirit of God to guide our every move in our love of Christ Jesus. Saul became Paul the Apostle after being anointed and becoming blinded with the Light of Christ gaining authority to correct his wrong of persecuting the church. He proved all wrongs can be undone and his teachings are one of the most important aspects of the New Testament. The Grace and Forgiveness afforded to Humanity is unconditional by the Blood of the Cross. We need only to accept our call and become one with His Teachings, one with Him in prayer fasting weekly and one with Him in Proclamation of His Truth.

We can be guided by His Truth for He knows our thoughts and journeys each and every day. It is when we recognize our job in giving all praise and glory to God for all areas of our life from materialistic to spiritual can we be guided completely by the Holy Spirit. Martha’s sister Mary rightly chose the better part of waiting on Jesus by sitting and listening to Him speak. His Words must have been so eloquent and soothing. I feel them when I read any of the Four Gospels each day. Such a soothing and comforting feeling to be one with Him even 2000 years later. There are people you meet in your life that give you these feelings. The leader of my first Emmaus was such a person. His love of Christ has lead him to become a Deacon and I pray for him daily in his walk to accomplish same. The other night I said to my wife as we sat in an IHOP, “I’m going to try something different tonight, just go along with me.” With a puzzled look on her face she agreed and I waited for the right time allowing the Spirit to guided me. Our waiter came back and I began to ask him if he was in school, his original home and such just getting to know him. I then asked what he wanted to do with his life and he replied, “well, possibly two things, either become a Youth Minister or open a spa.” Thank you Jesus I thought and after a few more words I asked him, “we haven’t prayed before our meal yet, would you like to join us in prayer?” He accepted without hesitation and we held hands and said grace in an IHOP with our waiter. I was originally going to ask if we could pray for any intentions he might have but instead the Spirit lead me to a new friend in Christ and today he will undoubtedly smile when he reads this after joining my study group of daily discernment. I encourage you all to ask your waiters to pray with you too. Get their emails and sent it to me. I’ll happily add their name to our daily study participants. Loving your love of Christ can assure your confidence when proclaiming His Good News with complete strangers and possibly win new friends for the salvation of souls through Christ Jesus. Be not afraid, He is with you.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, may my strength from You give me the courage to Proclaim with confidence. May I be forgiven for not teaching the faith before I surrendered my life to Your Son’s Truth. Guide me O’Lord for Your Mission I am called to accomplish as I prepare for my walk for You. In Body, In Mind and In Spirit, I offer all Glory and Praise to You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

God is My Only Goal

I will not persecute the Truth
Beyond measure I will do
A tradition I will create
Proclaiming His God News my fate

Grace has called me
Grace I can see
Grace to accept His Will
Grace offered to be

God to be glorified in all
God to be glorified my call
God is my only goal
God I will share to the untold

A way of everlasting means
Rest in Him for all to see
The wonderful works of a God so true
Fashioned in secret by our Mother for you

My poetry is a better part of me
Describing His Love for all Eternity
Written and guided by the Spirit of Truth
Serving our Lord is my life’s work to do

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 5, 2010 @ 5:41 AM

 

October 6, 2010

For through the law I died to the law that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given Himself up for me. Galatians 2:19-20

 
Galatians 2, Psalm 117 & Luke 11:1-4

 

Preparing daily discernments excites me so much I have trouble sleeping after 3 AM because I know I’m going to get up and begin my day in the Lord’s Word. I look forward to reading His Truth so much that I dream about often and find myself talking to Jesus throughout each and every day. I relish everything in the name of Christ Jesus. I pray for His guidance about everything making a conscious decision to say “thank you Jesus” every time something happens to me or every decision I make from getting up in the morning, to stubbing my toe on the way to the kitchen to get a cup of tea.  My joy is giving God praise for everything I have and do. “I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given Himself up for me” so I may Glorify the Father in all things.
When was the first time you were taught the Lord’s Prayer? My grandmother told me one time when I was about 10 “I’ll give you five dollars if you can learn this prayer” reciting the Our Father. I learned it but I didn’t commit it to memory until years later when I began celebrating the Lord in preparation to become Baptized. Even then I didn’t surrender to His Will in my life only accomplishing the minor instances of praying and tithing. The most important prayer Christ ever taught us allows you to love your love of Him in all things. You Glorify the Father first. You ask for His Will to guide you. You ask the Father for food to survive. You ask for forgiveness which eliminates guilt in your soul. You forgive others for any transgressions eliminating any burdens. You asked be lead away from temptation and delivered from evil. I guarantee if you pray the Lord’s Prayer every time you feel the urge to sin your temptation will be less and you will lighten your burden. I say the Lord’s Prayer several times a day and I relish the part “Thine is the Kingdom and the Glory forever and ever, AMEN.”

And so we pray: Our father, Who Art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as is it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, forever and ever. In Jesus Name we pray. AMEN.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 
In Heaven Art He to Gain?

Revelation of the Gospel to preach
His Good News is all that I speak
I’ve learned to comfort the lonely and the sick
All of God’s people is who I will pick

I am not choosy in the ones who need His Word
Guided by Truth to seek in this world
My love of His Son overcomes all types of sin
With my Bible in hand I rebuke the devil’s grin

Be ever mindful of the meek and the poor
When they come knocking at your front door
Or seek them out and share the Glory of God
Through a prayer or a meal full of Heaven’s nod

The Good News is forever one to know
Seek to share His love with Grace to show
Be steadfast and true seeking only His Truth
Guided by the Spirit to share Heaven’s proof

In Heaven art He to gain?
Forgiven from Satan’s pain
Seek not temptations from the evil one’s spoof
The Kingdom has Glory over the rotted one’s tooth

Give and see His True blessing of love
Aligned with the Angel’s flight up above
Redemption is Humanity’s gain
Blood from a Cross shuns the test’s pain

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 6, 2010 @ 5:14 Am

 

 

 

October 7, 2010

For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:10
Galatians 3, Luke 1:69-75 & Luke 11: 5-13

Saint Paul tells the Galatians to stop being “stupid” for not recognizing that by living according to the law and not by faith, they will not receive Eternal Salvation. Harsh words from the most recognized name in the Bible next to Jesus. Sometimes in life we have to be shaken up a bit to recognize the Truth in our midst. Last night I spoke to someone I have never met before but we were conversing by telephone about our love of Christ and what it means to completely surrender to His Truth and Guidance. He made a statement about coming to Jesus as the most important aspect of living a life of Christ reminding me of something very important.

Too many of us forget loving your love of Christ is forming a personal relationship with Jesus in all aspects of living. Seek and you will find a Savior Who takes away the sins of the world speaking only the Truth of living causing separation from those who cannot accept His Salvation because of a relationship with Satan himself whether they recognize it or not. The law of the land as Paul describes is not what matters but it is through Faith that we live as one with God’s Only Son. This surrender may separate you from family, so-called friends and colleagues alike but only by Faith in Christ Jesus will you gain Eternal Salvation.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, teach us to be persistent to obtain Your Glory in all things. Allow us to seek and find His Truth in our homes, in our families and in our jobs. Make us unafraid to witness with confidence to those who need Your Love most. Allow us to knock on Heaven’s Door in Faith witnessing the Streets of Gold in Your Glory. Halleluiah! In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 

 

 
Thorns of Life to Be Found

Stupidity gains you death
Works of the Law choking your neck
Reclaim your life in Faith
Loving your love of Christ to create

Obedience to His Truth
Vanity through deeds to loose
Spirit is afforded to you
God’s Salvation to renew

A Mighty Savior has been raised up
Worship Him without fear
His love will guide your love so near
Your soul will become one to peer

Into the darkness with Faith
The Light will illuminate your space
Each and every step you take
Even the blind can relate

Persistence will win the crown
Thorns of Life to be found
Blood of Salvation dripping to the ground
Rebuking Satan without a single sound

Receive what you ask
Find what you seek
Opened when you knock
Glory of God you will reap

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 7, 2010 @ 5:47 AM

 

October 8, 2010

Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters. Luke 11:23

Galatians 3, Psalm 111 & Luke 11:15-26

Children of Abraham, we live by faith in the Word of God not by the law for “the one who is righteous by faith will live.”  Paul describes the ransom of the law and this has been paid by the One Who was hung on a tree for the sins of Humanity. A Promise God has fulfilled through His Only Begotten Son, Christ Jesus. Be alive in Spirit and one with the Lord for all decisions made and reap the benefits of one saved by faith. Your faith will guide you to experience the Spirit in everything you do. Call upon the Spirit to guide you, “Come Holy Spirit, Come,” saying to yourself, “hear me, lead me and guide me.” Through the Spirit you will see the Light of God illuminate all that you do.

Do feel confident enough in the Lord to drive out demons? There is a Spirit living inside you that can drive away demons from anyone you know by faith. Only by God’s direction in your soul can we overcome the evil spirits prowling through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Satan cannot stand when the Spirit of God eliminates the evil spirits from someone by your prayers and faith. Seek only His Will in your life and guide souls to freedom of evil spirits by your prayers and fasting weekly. Pray for all peoples healing and Satan’s desires will not stand, but fall to the Glory of God. Loving your love of Christ enables you to ward off evil spirits by your prayers and love of His Salvation.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray we are always strong enough to ward off evil spirits while gathering the lost to Your Kingdom. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Demons to Drive out on the Road

Faith of those
Living life to show
Thanks for Him
Guided within

Abraham had faith
His children can relate
We garnish proof
Through Christ’s juice

He hung on a tree
To accept our curse
Humanity given grace
Living to disperse

Works of the Lord are great
Seeking joy for our fate
His love overcomes all sin
Son dying is where to begin

To obtain the inheritance promised long ago
Works of power to forever show
A New Covenant of God to sow
Only the repented ones will know

Demons to drive out on the road
Of life in love with God’s to know
His power overcomes all you will see
Satan rebuked by the faith in thee

Come home to see His Truth in His Word
Your life can obtain all it is heard
Repent and be one with His Only Son
Sharing His Gospel with each and everyone

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 8, 2010 @ 5:26 AM

 

October 9, 2010

For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

Galatians 3: 22-29, Psalm 105 & Luke 11:27-28

How wonderful the feeling is to become a person of faith escaping the ugliness of sin by becoming a Child of God through your faith in Christ Jesus. To experience His Love overshadows everything Satan can bring to us through the laws created by man. Men and women of faith have an opportunity to instill the Love of God in each and everyone we meet in our lives. Starting with your family and ending with complete strangers, seek to envelope the love of Jesus to accomplish the Will of the Father through faith, hope, and charity. The grave was conquered by Christ to prove faith can overcome even death establishing hope to live our lives in harmony with the Father to accomplish charity to those in need of His Love. Paul states “The law was our disciplinarian for Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.” Galatians 3:24-25 We are children of God to accomplish our needs by faith in our Risen Lord. Hallelujah!

Rejoice in His Holy Name! Hallelujah! The Lord’s Covenant remains forever and ever! Hallelujah! Glory be to God in all things escaping the desires of the flesh accomplishing His Mighty Works through YOU. Yesterday at our weekly Prayer Muffin our guest speaker asked those gathered to yell out any feelings or comments of things he was discussing. You see, he’s a radio talk show host for “Family Values Radio” and his show is called “Religion, Politics and Culture Radio Show.” He presented some interesting facts about voting religious conscious in men. I yelled out something to the effect that I think it is wrong that we are not voting our conscious because Separation of Church and State has caused our candidates to shy away from the Truth of God’s Word. I continued to say we should support candidates that are divinely lead by the Truth through and by the Word of God. One should not have to wonder why our country is the way it is for all they have to do is look at what has happened in our country since 1954 when Bibles were taken out of our schools and special interest groups became the norm of Satan’s work. When the woman yells out to Jesus “blessed is the womb that carried You and the breasts at which You nursed,” His reply was one we all should be yelling out to America today, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe It.”

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today and every day I will pray for Dennis O’Donovan and His Work for Your Glory through his radio show. May we learn by Your Word to not be afraid to speak about Your Plan for Humanity. You are the Author of Life. Instill in us the courage, confidence and desire to always proclaim Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

By Faith You Can Show

The Power of Sin
Confined by Scripture
Belief in His Promise
Overcame death to Rise again

The law held us hostage
Disciplined Christ to show
Faith overcomes a need
To be strapped to man’s greed

Faith is our justly might
Baptized in Christ
Gives you the right
To accept Salvation in the darkness of night

The shadows of sin
Are void within
By faith you can show
What Jesus Christ did sow

His Praise you will sing
His judgments you will live
His Decrees will prevail
Over Satan’s ugliness and hell

The Womb who carried Him
Blessed for all time
Salvation came forth
Allowing Humanity to shine

When you hear His Word
Fall to your knees
Seek His Kingdom you blessed ones
By reading and observing His Decrees

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 9, 2010 @ 7:21 AM

 

October 10, 2010

Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the Salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:10

2 Kings 5:14-17, Psalm 98, 2 Timothy 2:8-13 & Luke 17:11-19

How do you know who is chosen to talk to about the Salvation of Christ Jesus? Do you hear a voice in your head that says “talk to that person about Jesus?” We are commanded to preach the Gospel to everyone we meet but do you really feel this is possible? The answer is a resounding YES! You proclaim by your daily walk by praying to the Spirit, “with all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones and also for me, that speech may be given me to open my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel Ephesians 6:18 -19 A surrender to His Truth is shown in everything you do and people will see this.

A friend of mine told me a story of a time he was in a Home Depot and he heard a voice as he was checking out saying, “tell this checkout girl about Jesus.” He scoffed at himself thinking he wasn’t going to do it, but as he was departing her he said, “Do you know Jesus?” Her reply was, “I know of Him.” He walked away and began to drive home and began thinking of a Rosary he had purchased on a mission trip that was made of rosewood. The voice kept telling him to get it and take it back to her. Well, he did with some hesitance, but as he walked back into the Home Depot he found her all by herself at the end checkout (divine instance) and walked up to her handing her the Rosary. She thanked him with an embrace and more small talk about the Lord and he left. Six months later he received a call from her and she asked if she could come over. Showing up with a small box of candy he invited her into his home and as they sat down she explained what an impact his Christ-like gesture has had in her life the past six months. Her family life has begun anew and her nitpicking to her husband has stopped and their relationship has grown closer in the Lord. She continued to tell him her life had changed from him listening to a voice in his head stating “ask her if she knows Jesus.” Just like the Prophet Elisha, my friend is a man of God who helped a woman clean up her life and heal her marriage by the power of the Lord. Accepting no favors, my friend pursued sharing the Lord for the Salvation of a Soul in need.

What I really want all of you to know about my friend is that he did this in the midst of a battle with cancer never swaying to his illness to give all he has to the Love of Christ Jesus. His battle with cancer continues and his love of the Lord is resolute praying to be healed but accepting the Will of God in all things. Who will you talk to the Lord about today? Can you share the Gospel of Christ Jesus while suffering from any type of illness of troubles? Jesus cleansed 10 lepers but only one returned to thank the Lord giving the one pardon by his faith while allowing the other 9 to remain clean. Loving your love of Christ will allow you to bear all things for the sake of His Truth for as it is written: “This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with Him we shall also live with Him; if we persevere we shall also reign with Him. But if we deny Him He will deny us. If we are unfaithful He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:11-13 My friend has persevered even though a terrible cancer is eating away at his body, but his soul has received the Promise of the Lord and he is thankful. Are you being thankful today while proclaiming the Gospel of Christ Jesus?

And so we pray: Dear Abba Father, I thank You for giving me the strength to persevere to share the Gospel of Your Son to complete strangers. I ask in faith that you heal my friend allowing him to continue to share Your Son’s Truth with the world. I accept all things in Your Holy Name Lord and I confidently proclaim that I will never deny You anytime, anyplace or anywhere. In Jesus Name we pray. AMEN.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Accept All as His Will

Seek to cleanse
Seek to be clean
Accept His Word
A Gospel pristine

Serve the Lord Who lives
Serve the Lord Who heals
Accept His Truth
The Word of God will seal

Your sacrifice of praise
Your sacrifice of worship
Accept His mission
To Proclaim with persistence

A Saving Power revealed
A Saving Power forever known
Accept His guidance
Authored for the unborn

Joyfully sing His Praise
Joyfully sing His Proof
Accept His Passion
Freedom for you

Death He overcame
Death He foreknew
Accepting His Sacrifice
Mankind’s Eternal Truth

Do not deny Him
Do not deny suffering
Accept all as His Will
His Promise Everlasting

Call on Him for pity
Call on Him for love
Accepting His Gospel
Hearing Angels sing up above

Go to stand up for Him
Go to stand up for fate
Accepting His Salvation
Freedom from Hell’s Gate

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 10, 2010 @ 7:43 AM

 

 

October 11, 2010

For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1, Psalm 113:1b-2, 3-4, 5a and 6-7 & Luke 11:29-32

There is a freedom in my heart I feel each and every moment I am awake. A freedom from slavery to life’s problems where the Armor of God protects me from all harm. It is a freedom I celebrate with family, friends and colleagues alike allowing me the opportunity to talk about a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. There was a time I was wrapped up in things Satan tempted me to do. His feel good medicine did nothing more than keep me away from Christ not allowing me to accomplish a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. Remember, we are who we surround ourselves with. Live in addictions of sex, money and drugs and your friends will be vulgar, liars and cheaters relying on selfish acts of disrespect to our God’s Promise of Salvation. Surround yourself with Godly people and you will experience grace, support and love from complete strangers while living a Promise of Eternal Salvation. By your surrender to a life of Christ, your yoke of slavery will fall to the ground and you will live a life of faith, hope, charity, and love. The greatest of these is Love.

Why do we always seek a sign from God proving what we are doing is what He is asking us to do? There are times you will pray and pray and pray, but nothing: No response. This is when we get even closer to God. When you accept His silence, you accept a more personal relationship with Him and His graces will flow even more abundantly. When you demand God give you what you want, your demands will go unanswered and your desires will cause you misery of heart and soul. It is when you accept His silence as a silence of pleasure; you accept His confidence of living a life of grace. This feeling of trust will allow you to say with confidence and pleasure, “I know God hears me,” allowing His Grace to fall upon you. Your ability to accept His silence elevates your intimacy with God where your understanding of prayer is about His Glorification to accomplish His Will in your life by and through loving your love of Christ Jesus. He will give you an answer that is Golden. Accept His answer of silence to live a life of Grace.

And so we pray: Dear Father God, we pray today for the golden joy of silence to hear Your Will in our lives and to live a life of grace. No longer will we submit to a yoke of slavery but by Your Power we will live a freedom of knowing Your Son’s Truth. Guide us to be slaves of His Love allowing us to share a life of faith, hope, charity, and love to all He places in our lives. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Words of Wonder

The pain rests along my heart
Seeking not less than the Truth to start
Gaining a love dwelling deep within
A joy of Salvation’s Love to begin

There is more knowledge in a given domain
A person’s ability of silence to sustain
Words of wonder to forever gain
Afforded to all breathe the lame

My Blood flows evenly for all to see
Seeking Truth to share Eternally
God’s grace a joy to forever be
An instrument of peace to forever see

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 11, 2010 @ 5:41 AM

 

October 12, 2010

You fools! Did not the Maker of the outside also make the inside? Luke 11:40

Galatians 5:1-6, Psalm 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48 & Luke 11:37-41

I was reading an article yesterday a friend of mine sent me written by a human rights attorney titled “Answering the call: by their fruits you will recognize them.” He pointed out as Saint Paul pointes out in Galatians that what one says is not as important as what one does. In other words, you can follow the law or you can follow the freedom guaranteed to us by the Blood of the Lamb and live in faith knowing all things are lived according to the Will of God. What we do as Christians and how we conduct ourselves as Christians is more important than following the law created by man. Live by faith in Christ Jesus and allow your faith to remain strong in Him whether we experience victory or defeat. For it is through a complete surrender of God’s Will can we celebrate all things as the Glory of God Almighty.

Jesus reminds us to live for God and all aspects of living will become clean for us through our acts of faith, hope, charity, and love. God is the Creator of All and therefore everything you have or do should be celebrated in Christ Jesus. Remember God sees everything inside and out. When you sin in thoughts you sin in action and what you give in thoughts you give in action. The porn you watched on the internet is not hidden from Him as it is hidden from your spouse or loved ones. Just as the prayer you give in private is not hidden from God as from your spouse or loved ones. By your deeds will one be judged accordingly carried by all you do within your soul and outside by the fingers grasping the hand of the homeless or the sick. Give abundantly and receive abundantly the joy of God’s Graces. Seek sin through excessive selfish acts and reap the ugliness of Satan’s demise. By loving your love of Christ you allow yourself to see the good of being clean inside and out growing in the Lord’s grace to fulfill His Will for your life.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, help us to understand how to live our lives according to Your Will by faith in Christ’s Freedom granted to us by His Death on a Cross. Help us to accept His Blood to cleanse our sins through repentance and to be a vessel of His peace, hope, faith, charity, and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

In Christ

Free in Christ
To live without fear
Free in Christ
To give to be near

Declare in Christ
Repentance of sin
Declare in Christ
His Love to win

Hope in Christ
Love in Faith
Hope in Christ
Opening Heaven’s Gate

Liberty in Christ
Dispelling hurt
Liberty in Christ
Overcoming dirt

Lift your hands to Christ
To feel His Spirit move
Lift your hands in Christ
To Glorify the Father True

Cleanse your life in Christ
Maker of the inside too
Cleanse your life in Christ
Salvation for me and you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 12, 2010 @ 5:43 AM

 

October 13, 2010

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

 

Galatians 5:18-25, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 11:42-46

This past week one of our friends from our parish was coming to the end of her life here on earth after a battle with cancer. My wife and I stopped by there on Saturday late afternoon and her two sons said she hadn’t spoken in two days. As this beautiful 77-year-old woman lay there in a makeshift hospital bed brought in by Hospice as the sounds of an air machine sang in a corner, I witnessed the act of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control by the woman I affectionately call my soul-mate in Christ; my wife Toni. She began immediately talking to our friend in Christ-like tones of soothing love while rubbing her arms and legs telling her how beautiful she was and praying with her.

Unknown to my wife, tears of joy began to swell in my eyes while prayers of thanksgiving were being repeated in my mind, “thank You Lord, oh thank You Lord.” My wife made me so proud. I turned to one of the sons and I encouraged him to talk and touch his mom as well by telling her how much he loved her and how great a job she did raising him. With that said her son came closer and picked up her hand and began to rub it repeating over and over again how much he loved her. He lent down whispering in his mother’s ear, “it’s Ok to go mom, I’ll be Ok.” His mother went to the Lord a short time later. It’s not easy to say goodbye to anyone but allowing the fruits of the Spirit to guide you will give you the courage to face adversity and despair with joy in your heart.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I thank you for the fruits of the Spirit to guide us in living a life of faith, hope, charity and love. May we always be guided by the Law of Love given to us by the New Covenant of Your Son Christ Jesus. Guide us to be people of thanksgiving for all You have given us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Sweetest Fruits Known

The Spirit to guide
Nothing you can hide
Lead by the flesh
Will lead you to death

Fruits to be known
Spirit led and shown
Love, joy and peace
Patience forever sown

Kindness and generosity too
Faithful to gentle self-control
Seeking to rest in your soul
Truth to forever be told

Live in the Spirit
Taste the sweetest fruits known
Father’s wishes
Salvation prone

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 13, 2010 @ 5:21 AM

 

October 14, 2010

“Therefore, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute’ in order that this generation might be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world” Luke 11:49-50

Ephesians 1:1-10, Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 & Luke 11:47-54

There are 47 different locations in the New Testament describing persecutions of Christ, Prophets of Old and God-fearing men who by the love of God were chosen to proclaim all Glory for the Eternal One. I pray we never miss an opportunity to uphold life at all costs for anyone, anyplace or anytime by our love of His Word and commandments. Though shall not kill is not just a Commandment to live by after people are born but rather at the moment of conception where life begins anew by the power of God through His Foundation of the world. When you come across someone talking about abortion, do you shy away from the subject and refuse to be a spokesperson for God’s Divine Plan? As I was checking out of a teacher store the other day, I overheard three young women in their late teens or early twenties discuss “hidden pregnancies.” I listened for a moment until one of them said, “my mom didn’t know she was pregnant until she was five months along. She told me I was supposed to be aborted because she thought she couldn’t handle a baby so young.” I spoke up and said, “Well thank God she didn’t. I will add that I pray if any of you ladies ever get pregnant in the future, you too will choose life. As a Pro-Life Reprehensive of my church, I pray for babies as often as I can on Saturdays at a local abortion clinic. By our presence and our prayers, we hope some of them will give life a chance.” With over 3000 babies dying every day in America, an unspeakable genocide has been occurring here in our own backyard. How many scientists, doctors and presidents have we already killed?

Paul in Ephesians 1:1-10 remind all people about the blessings God the Father has bestowed on humanity who believe the Blood of the Cross has saved the world from sin. The secret of God has been revealed by the New Covenant established on earth by God’s Walk among us where before the earth was formed His Truth would be revealed in Christ Jesus. The Will of the Lord Paul explains is to honor His Son’s Truth “He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, He has made known to us the mystery of His Will in accord with His favor that He set forth in Him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.” Luke 11:8-10 By loving your love of Christ, you too are given the title “beloved” for the praise of the glory of His grace that He granted us.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, teach us to be a witness to Your Truth wherever we may be promoting life at all costs. We pray we are Apostles of faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig Romans 8:28

Walking Amongst Us

To a God Who Wills
Truth in deed
Seek not your own will walking amongst us
Alleviate sin and greed

No blemish was upon Him
His life sinless indeed
He was Truth Walking amongst us
Shining for all to see

Our adoption was written early
Before earth’s foundation was planned
No man walking amongst us
Can forbid His Love to fan

Glory given to the Holy One
Our sacrifice and praise we share
The Salvation of Sin walking amongst us
Proclaim His Truth I dare

God in all His Wisdom
Shared the Secret of Kingdom Come
By His Son walking amongst us
Forgiveness of sins He sung

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 14, 2010 @ 5:47 AM

 

October 15, 2010

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.” Luke 12:2

Ephesians 1:11-14, Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13 & Luke 12:1-7

Simple stories of truth showing faith, hope and love is what I pray I can write each and every day. I seek to model the compassion Christ lived here on earth as He walked and talked to people who dropped everything they were doing to follow Him.  Paul reminds the Ephesians we are called according to the purpose of praising God and giving all glory to the Author of Life. The praise and glory we give to God allows us to be a vessel of God to share the Salvation of Sins with all Humanity. The inheritance of this Promise is allowed by Mankind for all Eternity and is bonded by the Holy Spirit to proclaim His Salvation to the world.

As men get older, many of us begin to lose our hair and we tend to put a lot of emphasis of what people around us are thinking about our hair loss. In fact God fashioned us in His Image, so I always imagine that God created us this way allowing men to show more wisdom by our look of growing older. Yes, I can imagine myself looking like God because I know He created man in His Own image. Luke reminds us, “there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known” so anything we say or do (even to our hair) will be known by the One and Only True God Who sees and hears everything. “Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.” Luke 12:7 If you feel you can whisper and be sinful in the dark without being noticed by our Lord and Savior, then you are not experiencing the Truth of Your Salvation. Loving your love of Christ shines a Light of Salvation on everything you say and do and is watched by an ever powerful God Who sees everything we do. Remember, God gave us Free Will to act in any way we want to. Are you acting like God is watching everything you do?

And so we pray: Father God, we pray today our secrets are secrets we can share with anyone, anyplace or anytime. Give us everlasting courage to share the Truth of Salvation for the Glory of Your Kingdom. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Seek to Share
The Will of His Intention
Guided by the Light of Truth
Seek not your own conviction
Seek not your own proof

Your Salvation is in the Gospel
The Seed of Humanity
Seek not your own desires
Seek not flesh and greed

God is your inheritance
Christ your saving grace
Seek only His Will to accomplish
Seek only His Will to save

Exult all the joys of living
By your faith in God above
Seek only to share His Kingdom
Seek only His Spirit of Love

Nothing is concealed from His Glory
Hide not in the shadows of dark
Seek and find the story
Seek and find the Book of Life

Shout from your rooftop your feelings
Of a joy we feel from His Love
Seek and find a new beginning
Seek and find Salvation’s Dove

Each and every hair has been counted
He knows all you say and do
Seek to share His Glory
Seek to share His Son’s Truth
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 15, 2010 @ 5:03 AM

October 16, 2010

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:12

Ephesians 1:15-23, Psalm 8:2-3ab, 4-5, 6-7 & Luke 12:8-12

The Word of God allows “the eyes of (your) hearts (to) be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to His call, what are the riches of glory in His inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of His great might, which He worked in Christ, raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens,  far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:18-21 A Great Might which renews an attitude in you to accomplish the Will of God in all things.

Every Friday morning, I get up at 4 AM and I study the bible allowing the Holy Spirit to fill my soul as the words come from my heart to share with Humanity before I go to a weekly Prayer Muffin with about 100 men where we share stories of faith, hope, charity and love. The Holy Spirit directs me in all things including times when I question myself because God’s Will led me to situations that scared me and made me discouraged. It is when we experience times like this is we should call upon our friends in the Lord and ask them for prayers and then get down on our knees or hold our hands high and just ask the Holy Spirit to guide us. In all circumstances the Holy Spirit will guide you by just letting go and letting God rule your thoughts, your needs and your actions. Yesterday morning at 5:53 AM this exact thing happened to me.

I left my neighborhood on the way to Mass and Prayer Muffin when I changed lanes on a pitch black dark road and out of nowhere I hit a bicyclist going about 45 MPH where his pedal creased my front corner panel and his handle bars took my side view mirror completely off my car with a loud “boom.” I never saw him. As I slammed on breaks I was saying, “Lord please let him be ok” as I picked up the phone and called 911. All I could see in my rearview mirror was a clump on the side of the road. Thoughts of fright entered my mind: “Is he ok? Is he dead? Is he hurt bad?” As my mind wondered in and out of prayer repeating, “Dear God, please let him be Ok.” I was in shock but I thought of a friend in Christ who was going to the Prayer Muffin and I called him at 5:57 AM praying he would answer. “ring, ring, please answer, I need your prayers, ring, hello- Brother, this is Wig, I just hit a bicyclist on a dark road on my way to Muffin, please pray he’s Ok and ask everyone to pray for me.” He said he would and I hung up.

I called upon the Lord repeatedly as I got out of my car and walked back to him to find him walking towards me in the dark, only seeing a small light on his helmet bobbing up and down. “Thank God,” I yelled from a distance, “are you Ok.” He responded with my leg is hurt and I said, “please sit back down an ambulance is on the way.” Before the ambulance arrived I began praying with him as he stated, “I thought you were going to drive away.” Stopping the prayer I was speaking out loud I said, “God would not allow me to do that. Pray with me for your healing, forgiveness and peace of mind.” We began praying out loud to one another as the sirens and blue lights of police cars raced towards us.

The ambulance arrived and the EMT’s gave him a going over with a glowing report of being completely unscathed. There was nothing they could see nor was the man reacting to any of their exam in pain as they rubbed both his legs and looked for cuts or broken bones all over his body. I called upon the Lord as they examined him raising my hands high after making the sign of the Cross all the while a stream of slow moving cars driving by where they could see the shadows of my hands held high from the lights of the ambulance. The man refused to go to the hospital and asked me for a ride home. I agreed and both police cars followed us with his bicycle sticking out my trunk to his house. It turned out he lived in my neighborhood less than 1/2 mile away. After getting his bike out and before the police gave me my driver’s license back, I again asked him to pray with me. We both prayed together again asking the Lord for healing, forgiveness and peace of mind. The police explained the man should have been wearing a reflective vest, a rear flashing red light and reflectors on his tires and because he wasn’t I would not be charged with anything. I thanked them and said, “May God bless you both in your work and keep you safe.” The Lord’s Will brings us to places of worry, discouragement and second guessing ourselves, but it is through a complete surrender to God that we can overcome anything by calling on His Holy Name.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I feel blessed to call on Your Name in times of trials as well as times of feasting. Please give the man continued peace I hit yesterday. I trust in You Lord and I know the Holy Spirit will lead me when I speak of Your Son’s Truth Who saved Humanity from sin. Guide me to acknowledge You to anyone I meet. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Mankind’s Tongue Guided

Cease not in prayers to Him
Cease not to call on His Holy Name
Be exalted in the Author of Life
Where evil spirits are always tamed

Believe in His Surpassing greatness
Acknowledge Him before all you see
Raise your hands high up above
Praise Him for all you can be

He has conquered the grave for humanity’s sin
Shaking the Cross off His back to forever win
Salvation of souls glorified within
Accept His Truth to forever begin

Birth of a New Life of Christ to feel
Life’s joys and sadness captured in zeal
A surrender to a life of love
Protection from Satan’s sinful glove

Speak not ill against the Spirit Who saves
For forgiveness is ruined by the Evil One’s ways
Call upon His Spirit to guide you to see
Mankind’s tongue guided with ease

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 16, 2010 @ 7:11 AM

 

October 17, 2010

Proclaim the Word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

Exodus 17:8-13, Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 & Luke 18:1-8

Almost four years ago, a friend at my weekly Prayer Muffin told me he would help me send out my daily study I had just started doing if I ever need someone to do it when I was out of town. I was reminded of him today when I prayed over Exodus 17 drawing the two situations in relationship to one another. Moses climbing to the top of the hill as Joshua fought Amalek below holding his staff high in the air so Amalek would be defeated by God’s army. His arm grows tired and the advantage turns to Amalek until Aaron and Hur placed Moses on a rock and hold his arm up high in place for him. The Bible tells us Joshua’s army “mowed down Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.” Calling out to your God-fearing friends in times of need are so important. Together we overcome any obstacle by trusting in the Lord as One Body of Christ. Be not afraid of reaching out to someone when you are in need of prayer or to help you win a battle of addiction over any thing you may be fighting. God can help you win with His Army in place around you.

I have special feelings about 2 Timothy because I haven’t waivered in proclaiming the Word of God daily in almost four years. My persistence has grown from getting up at 7 AM every day to getting up at 5 AM every day to study the Word of God and sharing with just over 650 people. Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, my motive is always the same: to Glorify God in all things. Jesus reminds us of how important prayer persistence is by the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. Jesus Himself began with the Word of God where all writings are Divinely Inspired as His guide in prayer and prayed and fasted often. I was asked the other day in a prayer workshop directed by a friend, “why did Jesus pray?” Many agreed Jesus prayed to show an example of prayer life and while I agree with that explanation I believe Jesus also prayed to stay in Communion with God the Father to draw strength, persistence and courage to be steadfast to His call of saving the world from sin by dying on the Cross for Humanity. Loving your love of Christ allows you to be persistent in your Practice (reading your bible), persistent in your Prayer and persistent in your Proclamation. Be steadfast for the Glory of God! Hallelujah!

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I pray today for all people who take the time to read Your Word through my writings that they become filled with faith, hope, charity and love. May we always look to friends of Godly stature in times of need as we call out together to You for guidance and protection. Teach us to be persistent gaining strength from Your Word each and every day. We pray we always Proclaim the Word of God with faith in the Name of above all names: Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

A Vessel of His Promise

Wage war over injustice
Seek help from friends in God
Guided by your persistence
Just as Moses held up his rod

Be steady from sunrise to sunset
Learn to share His Word to those in need
God’s Promise is everlasting
Help those learn from your seed

Look to the tops of mountains
Where God rests in the clouds
His love casts shadows of joy
His Word calms even the proud

Be faithful in times of trouble
Be faithful in times of need
Wisdom comes from seeking
The Truth of God indeed

God inspired the Bible
Written by His choice to be
A vessel of His Promise
A storyteller faithful to He

The Word is to be proclaimed in confidence
Shared with the strong and weak alike
Always convenient to the wise of knowledge
Guided by the Strong Arm of Might

A widow in her persistence
Taught us to be faithful to His Truth
Celebrate His Will in judgments
Your faith in Him as proof

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 17, 2010 @ 6:13 AM

 

October 18, 2010

Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Luke 10:3

2 Timothy 4:10-17b, Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18 & Luke 10:1-9

Sometimes even people we call friends in Christ will abandon the faith because of worldly passions and destroy their own inheritance offered to us by Christ’s Blood on the Cross. Remember only true friends in Christ will never abandon you when adversity enters your life but rally around you to lift you up out of the haze and welcome you in His Holy Name. It’s tough to stay faithful when there is so much “shinning evil” around you. Satan lurks in every dark shadow around us causing us to question our faith and test our commitment to the Lord. The Lord is standing by you as Paul reminds us and He will give you strength to overcome and proclaim the Good News without delay.

The Apostle’s Walk has strong needs in today’s world. I feel the need to accomplish my own Apostle Walk for the Lord and I will allow His Joy to shine in my smile and I will share His Truth to all I meet. My walk is a daily devotion I have to sharing the Love of Christ Jesus. Where are you in your walk for the Lord? Loving your love of Christ while walking the earth will guide you even when you are a lamb among wolves. Seek to share His compassion, His humility and His charity to complete strangers and God will Light your path with His Love and Protection.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, guide us amongst the wolves of sin and show us Your strength when we get weary. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Guide Your Life

 

Leave not the Love of Loves
Seek not the darkness of sin
Guide your life by the Light of Truth
Even when people abandon you, you win

 

Look for the Kingdom of Kingdoms

Imagine your walk along the streams

Angel’s harp will flutter by

While Saints and Apostles dance and sing

 

The harvest will always be plenty

Share His Truth just as the 72

Give peace to every household you enter

Walk among the wolves in Truth

 

Cure the sick and feed the poor

Guide your life to ever more

Repeating His Love for Humanity’s need

The Kingdom of God is at hand indeed

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 18, 2010 @ 5:39 AM

 

October 19, 2010

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have become near by the Blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

Ephesians 2:12-22, Psalm 85:9ab-10, 11-12, 13-14 & Luke 12:35-38

All divisions among Humanity have been ended by the Prince of Peace Who shed His Blood on the Cross for all mankind. His Foundation established “The Church” afforded to everyone to reconcile the old with the new where His New Covenant teaches love can overcome anything in this world. No one is denied the right to come to Christ and He will reconcile you by your admission and repentance of sins. Seek to share this peace given to all and live in His Love always.

Do you find yourself vigilant about Christ’s return by your prayer life and surrender to His Will in all you do? Are you ready to meet your Maker with peace, confidence and joy? Carry your Bible with you and be ready for you have no idea when the Lord will come and take you to His Heavenly Home if you are worthy to enter His House. Christ Himself told us to pray unceasingly, “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?” Luke 18:7 The Lord will answer your call by living His Will in good times and in bad times. Be ready to meet your Maker by loving your love of Christ in study, prayer and proclamation.
And so we pray: Heavenly Father, grant us Your favor by the Light of Christ Who illuminates all things in our life. Make us a people ready to see Your face with peace in our hearts. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Christ’s Surrender

Alienated no more
The Chosen One did show
His Blood dripping for you
Promised Covenant so true

Peace He established
To endure for Eternity
Spirit of the Father
Established Church Community

Its structure held together
Bonded with Flesh of His Son
Believe in His Power
No human He will shun

His Salvation near
Too all who repent
Life of sin traded
Eternal Life revered

You can hear the Lord if you listen
His Truth resounding proof
Increase to forever glisten
Your life living to prove

Blessed are those who are ready
To meet our Maker in pride
Servants of the God of Heaven
Christ’s Surrender until you die
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 19, 2010 @ 5:37 AM

 

October 20, 2010

Of this I became a minister by the gift of God’s grace that was granted me in accord with the exercise of His power. Ephesians 3:7

Ephesians 3:2-12, Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 & Luke 12:39-48

When I read the Word of God, I too feel like Paul’s description that “accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whom we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in Him.” Ephesians 3:12 My focus draws on the Holy Spirit and you can see me mouthing the Words “Come Holy Spirit, come” as I approach the Alter. I feel the Grace of God upon me and “I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and He has been my Savior.” Isaiah 12:2 We all have been given this Grace and it is up to us to manifest it through our surrender to a life of Christ. Grow in faith and love with your family, my spouse (miss you) and I want to share. Our love of Him a witness. Seeking souls for Christ to care.

The more I grow in the Lord, the more I feel the need to share His Truth. My confidence level of talking about God’s Promise has increased so and I find myself unafraid to speak to strangers about Christ’s Salvation. There is no need to quote Scripture or read out of the Bible to do this. We find strength in the Holy Spirit Who guides our tongue to words of Joy by our practice and prayer of studying God’s Word. As Jesus reminded us, “You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” Luke 12:40 By loving your love of Christ, you will be prepared by your practice and prayer and proclamation. Be diligent in His Truth and you too will become “unafraid.”

And so we pray: Dearest Lord, we pray today we are diligent for You. Grant us wisdom and confidence in Your Son’s Truth to share His Salvation with all we meet. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 
Share

Seek His stewardship
A mystery to share
Christ once not known
Now Forever He will bear

Sins of the world forgiven
Such is for those who share
His Truth of Salvation
Because the of the Father Who cared

All are coheir of the same Body
Of Christ Jesus He did share
Mystery of love’s passion
Humanity’s sin He did bear

His Eternal Purpose known
God’s Promise He did share
His Only Son human’s existence
Of God He Rose to spare

Unafraid I go forth
Always seeking to share
His love, compassion and charity
To the meek of heart I do dare

Are you ready for the unknown hour?
Christ’s return to share
Much is given to those who seek Him
Salvation enjoyed so fair

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 20, 2010 @ 5:03 AM

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2010

There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is My anguish until it is accomplished! Luke 12:50

Ephesians 3:14-21, Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & Luke 12:49-53

Before I became a Montessori Teacher I went for a job interview at a Catholic School for a third grade teacher position and during the my observed lesson the Principal who was a Nun was watching me teach, I talked about the importance of prayer in all of our lives and asked the children if they prayed when they got up, before each meal during the day, over tough daily decisions and before they go to bed. Getting down on my knees in front of the class clasping my hands together I prayed my prayer before going to bed as an example. Paul tells us how he gets down on his knees to pray before the Father explaining his hope for all is “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Teach your children to pray on their knees giving them a guide to give all thanks and glory to God the Father for His Son’s Salvation of the world. Teach yourselves to pray on your knees always being thankful for all you have for you too are afforded Eternal Salvation.

Christ was well aware of the day and hour of His impending death. How great His anguish was as He approached the days of His Crucifixion. Many around were in dismay He could be speaking of His Death as a need for all mankind. The Apostles did not understand why His statement of division among families was foretold by Him because their faith had not been baptized by the Holy Spirit. The division of families sometimes can’t be avoided because no matter what you do, their desire to understand what a belief in Christ Jesus will provide them is still not accepted by many today. Our country experiences this everyday where the joy of selfish acts of sin is more important than giving thanks to God the Father for all our country has and will be given. No matter what division you experience by loving your love of Christ, the Truth you carry in your soul will bring you Everlasting Life. A surrender to this love is more important than any other love or desires you might have. Give every moment to Him and you too will find peace among division.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I pray today for those who have not yet found Your Will to be their comfort and strength each day. On my knees I praise Your Name and ask You to forgive those who have not yet found Your Truth. Be it families or friends, my love of Your Son may cause division and I accept this as necessary for my Salvation. May I be an example that brings Unity instead of separation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Not Worried of Division

Seek to kneel
Praising His Name
Seek to share
Life Everlasting I dare

Gain power by His Spirit
In your heart He will dwell
Accomplish more in admission
Sins relinquished death spell

Power to imagine
Truth at all cost
Glory in His Church
Knowledge never to scoff

Goodness of God is around us
All the earth can see and feel
Repent of ugliness and division
Eternal Life you will relish to reel

Be not worried of division
His love may confuse some
Your surrender always giving
A life of Truth in the Son

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 21, 2010 @ 5:43 AM

 

 

 

October 22, 2010

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3
Ephesians 4:1-6, Psalm 24:1-6 & Luke 12:54-59

I praise God this morning in sickness and in health. A teacher’s burden to carry his student’s coughs, drips and sore throats around hoping the fever stays aground. My soul aches for Truth to be told. My burden is heavy and my joy foretold. Through Christ I am a prisoner bonded by chains of love. I want to feed the poor in spirit with God’s Holy Ghost Dove. There is unity of God’s Grace that is felt in the Spirit of Love. We cannot change our free will but accept His Calling from above. You have received only one baptism from only One God of Love.

The Trinity is One for Humanity to seek from above. Christ instructs us to love our love of Him above all acts of sin. Through repentance and faith will we see Eternal Life to win. Settle your debts and be free of the sinner’s prison of hell. God sent His Only Son to release you through your surrender to tell. Eternal Life is yours and it is free of charge. Read your Bible, practice and pray, proclaim the Truth where we live to say: Jesus Christ is Risen- He is Risen Indeed this day!

And so we pray: Dear God, while sickness can bring my strength down and the sounds of coughing linger within, my soul aches for Your Truth to always begin. Anew in me I seek through You. Guide me to accomplish Your Will so true. I celebrate all as Your abiding Truth. In Your Word I will always be able to prove. His Risen Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

Only Hypocrites Will Pout

I am held prisoner
Chained in time
My Captor is Christ
I led an unworthy mind

Seeking the ills of sin
Patience I had not
Pleasures of body I lived
Not knowing my soul would rot

I became one with Him
My surrender was complete
Each and every moment
Lowliness I learned to seek

Glue fashioned from peace
My call was concrete
I lavish a life in the Father
With the Son and Spirit I am complete

A fullness of love
A world of Truth
He Who opened the seas
My hands clean as proof

In His Holy Place I will stand
From mountaintops I will shout
“Vindication is the Lord’s Will
Only hypocrites will pout”

Selah in your stillness
Teach all generations to hear
The Word of God did instruct
His decrees to adhere

Watch the cloud rising
A shower of love to feel
Seek what is right in life
Through faith, hope and charity’s meal

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 22, 2010 @ 5:24 AM

 

October 23, 2010

“living the Truth in love, we should grow in every way into Him Who is the Head, Christ” Ephesians 4:15

Ephesians 4:7-16, Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 & Luke 13:1-9

Humanity is joined together by the Grace of God in His joy and desires linked to us by the Words we study every day. From this Grace we are given certain “natural gifts” as Paul describes our job is to “work the ministry;” to build up the “Body of Christ.” “From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the body’s growth and builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:16 Don’t you just love Ephesians? Building up the Church to make Salvation known throughout the universe is purpose. We, the church, should grow together in Christ as One Body remaining in Unity to accomplish the Will of God. When we lose perspective of life by allowing the “flash of media” to rule our desires, we become disconnected to God’s Divine Plan.

A Plan we have to choose to embrace and build up by our faith, sweat, tears, pain and love of vocation to seek and share the Gospel of Christ Jesus. We study His Word every day to accomplish same. As One Body in Christ we can fulfill God’s design of humanity working in harmony and joy in the Lord. Don’t be fooled by the lies and trickery of those scheming to steal your soul. We are One Church in each Community of God by our belief He lived for 33 years, hung on a Cross for our sins and Rose in three days. Jesus Christ is Risen! Without a moment of hesitation I reply, “He IS Risen Indeed” as my arms swell into God-bumps my body tingles and tears of Christ roll down my cheeks. I am His; the Holy Spirit lifting me to His Teachings.

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree is told by Jesus after He instills in us the need for repentance to live a life of faith, hope, charity and love. God’s Patience is known from the parable for those who have not repented but is also known as an example of the end times. We live a life of needs: We need water and nutrients. We need love and affection. We need community and friends. We need to worship and glorify the Lord. We need to give and live in love. Paul recognized humanity has to grow in every way to the Lord as Christ describes in a fig tree needing cultivation. He knows we have to be cultivated in Him by our Practice, our Praying and our Proclamation of His Truth. We can’t love our love of Christ unless we give our own bodies the cultivation of His love to seek and accomplish His Will. Try and remember when you talk to the next person about Christ that it is more important to lift them up in Christ than to exalt your own faith over them. Let’s bring us all together to Glorify the Lord in the Liberty he afforded all by the Blood of His Son and become “One Body in Christ.”

And so we pray: Father of Heaven, In every way Lord, we want to grow unto You. Allow me to be cultivated by You. Allow me to seek only what is Your Will. Allow all those who find You through me Glorify You forever. Give us understanding how to become One Body in Christ. Teach us to share Your Purpose to anyone we meet. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Less You Be Cut Down

Grace be given
Grace be called
Grace does liveth
In Humanity’s fall

Your gift was sown
Mystery unlocked
Cultivate Christ-desires
Church upon His Rock

We all are the same
Stature fulfilled in Christ
Knowledge granted
By Power of His Eternal Life

Reflect the trickery
Satan will throw your way
Fertilize your soul
In the Word of God each day

These waves will toss you
Through false joys of the heart
Love will be lost
Gain Salvation at all cost

Rejoice in His Glory
Seek only His Truth
The House of God must be
A place for each as proof

Repent from the life of lies
Find the Love of Loves
Come together as One
Humanity’s Salvation from the Son

Keep yourself cultivated
Less you be cut down
The Lord’s Will must be sought
We Glorify His Holy Crown

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 23, 2010 @ 7:03 AM

 

October 24, 2010

“For He is a God of justice, who knows no favorites.” Sirach 35:12 “for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:14b

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18, Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 & Luke 18:9-14

All servants of God must be humble at heart yet confident in their knowledge of God’s Promise through practice, prayer and proclamation. The lowly of the low in Saints mingled with the lowest of the low in the populations be it homeless dying people to diseased people in the streets who had no one to care for them, they were embraced by the Saints who believed Jesus Christ saved the world from sin. They modeled Christ’s compassion, His Strength and His Love. They lived a life of humble devotion to the less fortunate yet were confident in their apostleship because of Christ Jesus. Not a favorite of God, a humble servant who chose to live each moment in a relationship with the Savior of the World. Do you serve the less fortunate with confidence by your relationship with Jesus?

The race for Paul wasn’t finished yet. He was full of disgust because people weren’t rallying around him for God like he expected. He urged Timothy to protect The Word against false teachers and be mindful of God’s Plan for Humanity. He was confident yet humble. When the things of this world become less important than your love of God, the glory of the Lord is your only concern. It’s when He reveals Himself to you that you become like mist in the air, floating with the Holy Spirit as He gives you His Eternal embrace. I always tell the children in my class to take ownership of themselves and not to worry about what other kids are doing to show how they can model good behavior. Do you model good behavior in serving the Lord by caring for your own self and not worrying or gossiping about others? We all can show such a love for loving Christ by our acts of faith, hope, charity and love. Be Good for the Good Sheppard Who brought humanity the Good News.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I pray this day is filled with Your Glory. Teach us to be humble yet confident in our proclamation of You. Our joy is to exalt You Lord. I ask nothing in return because You provide all that I need. We pray for continued hope, faith, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Pray the Prayer of Sinners Release

Justice comes from God
Everyone is a favorite
Who Glorifies Him
Repenting from hate

Willingly serve the lowly
Share His Truth with sinners galore
Embrace the sick and dying
Void the fright Satan’s spore

The poor can whisper
Dying sounds of grace
The Lord hears and answers
Salvation of Christ’s embrace

Redemption is for the taking
Brokenness can worship too
His Glory we will worship
Surrender to His Plan Eternal to do

I long to hold the arms of God
My revelation has been told
I was made to seek His Glory
Of same I proclaim so bold

Two go in to pray
One prays to himself
The other admits guilt
Only one humbled his pride’s self

Pray the prayer of sinners release
Lowly and holy you will learn to be
Accepting Christ’s Salvation taste
Forgiveness granted not to waste

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 23, 2010 @ 1048 PM EST

 

October 25, 2010

So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us Ephesians 5:1-2a “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.” Luke 13:12b

Ephesians 4:32–5:8, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 13:10-17

The word kind has never left anyone’s language. We are all called by God to give and receive kindness, compassion, charity and love. It only makes sense to me that talking ugly about anyone or anything doesn’t fit right in Godly language from the heart. With my students I teach a method of nonviolent communication everyday by showing them how to speak from the heart. I began using this daily as a way to communicate my needs and feelings to the students and to root out bullying in my classroom.

The method comes from Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg who created “A Center for Nonviolent Communication.” “The process of nonviolent communication encourages us to focus on what we and others are observing separate from our interpretations and judgments, to connect our thoughts and feelings to underlying human needs/values (e.g. protection, support, love), and to be clear about what we would like towards meeting those needs. These skills give the ability to translate from a language of criticism, blame, and demand into a language of human needs — a language of life that consciously connects us to the universal qualities “alive in us” that sustain and enrich our well-being, and focuses our attention on what actions we could take to manifest these qualities.”1A  I believe nonviolent communication is the exact language of love God meant us to express to each other by our love of His Son to Glorify Him.

Jesus heals on the Sabbath to prove a point by showing it is more important to heal the woman from Satan’s grip than to allow her to go one more day in this state of affliction. He compares the work it takes to water their animals on the Sabbath as indeed work being accomplished on the day of rest. “But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the Sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, “There are six days when work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering? This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the Sabbath day from this bondage?” When He said this, all His adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by Him.” Luke 13:14-17 I often wonder what the Pharisees would have said if the person being healed was their own family.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today we always speak the language of love when we talk about anyone, anything or anyplace. Guide us to be a people who Glorify You in everything we do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

His Salvation Your Right

Kindness in acts of love
Pass along all forgiveness
As Abba has given all
By Christ you witness

Such a sweet sweet smell
The love that covers all
Truth guided by the aroma
Faith in a world of gall

Greedy ones find the end
Empty of dreams of self
God’s forgiveness covers them
Repent of Satan’s blazing shelf

Darkness may have once covered
The steps of a lifeless journey
In Christ you will see life in Light to be
The Light shining for Redemption of thee

Walk not in the ways of sinners
Walk not in the way of deceit
Be God’s Children of charity
Be God’s Children complete

Satan had her spine
Rapped up 18 unkind
She was healed on a day of rest
Christ’s Salvation put to the test

The Work of the Lord is everlasting
No matter what day or night
Glorify Him as a witness
His Salvation your right

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 24, 2010 @ 6:21 PM EST

Footnote 1A adapted from:
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Published by PuddleDancer Press

 

October 26, 2010

What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? Luke 13:18

Ephesians 5:21-33, Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 & Luke 13:18-21

Paul calls on us to be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. You must do what it takes to become in your surrender to a life of Christ by being like Him in all His ways as He was to humanity when He walked the earth healing and teaching by love’s example. Christ did not come to the world as person full of conceit rather He lowered Himself to be the meek of the meek. He became subordinate even to the point of death to save the world from sin. We too should be subordinate to our wives or husbands as Paul describes to place God first in everything we do. Present yourself to your spouse as God desires you to present yourself to Him: loving God as you do your own body with joy and God-like care.

Compare the Kingdom of God to your own body as His Temple of Divine Providence. You want to be one with Christ so you must keep yourself undefiled seeking only His Love to accomplish everything His Will asks you to do. By your repentance to practice, pray and preach, you too can become the branches of the mustard plant that will lift new souls to a Heavenly Kingdom  joining ‘the birds of the sky dwelt(ing) in its branches.” Luke 13:19d Loving your love of Christ takes courage, blind faith and great effort to compare your life to a life in the Kingdom of God . Heaven on earth can only be achieved by your faith, hope, charity and love to all mankind in your surroundings. Each of us is responsible to create heaven on earth for those less fortunate than us as well as those in our personal lives. We do this by acting with honor. We do this by acting with compassion. We do this by giving everything about us to God Almighty where only His Glory is our most important aspect of Creating Heaven here on earth.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for all those who are sick and dying. We pray today for all those who need work. We pray today for those who are hungry. We pray today we can become warriors of faith, hope, charity and love as a witness to Your Promise. We pray we are examples of Christ’s love in our families, our jobs and our decisions to accomplish more for Your Name. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Humanity’s Savior, God’s Only Son

Be subordinate to His Truth
Seek only His Way
Living a life of giving
Sharing your treasures each day

Christ is our Leader
The Head of all the Church
Live in His Promise
Sins forgiven at your baptized birth

Love your wives and husbands as yourself
Share His Glory in prayer to help
We each have a mission to accomplish for Him
Be His hands and feet to eliminate sin

Nourish your body as He empowers you
A Temple to purify through God Who knew
A life of excess and self-will dim
Any chance of entering His Kingdom with Him

You are blessed by your fear of God
Life of love can give you the nod
A beautiful wife and joy to boot
The grape of His vine as edible fruit

Compare the Kingdom to a Seed of Truth
The Gospels cry out to give us proof
He died and rose for each and everyone
Humanity’s Savior, God’s Only Son

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 25, 2010 @ 7:37 PM EST

 

October 27, 2010

For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last Luke 13:30

Ephesians 6:1-9, Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14 & Luke 13:22-30

Paul describes a Truth God wants us all to adhere to: obeying your Elders! I think it is important to point out that obeying your elders gives you favor to God and is pleasing to Him. Why else would He have listed it as one of the commandments? As long as what you are obeying is not jeopardizing your health or safety, obeying your parents who give you solid Biblical Instruction are teaching you the ways of the Lord. As a teacher, I have learned that to get respect you must give respect and not force your instruction onto children with anger or disrespect but with reverence for child’s inner self. By sharing your feelings and needs with children and adults alike, you relay a desire of teaching in love showing by example in your voice, your body movement and your actions. Share His Truth with compassion, respect and love.

The sound of wailing and grinding of teeth makes me shudder with fear of the Lord. There is something important here to recognize: Jesus says you are entering the Narrow Gate of Heaven by your strength in the Lord! “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” Luke 13:24 You can knock and knock and knock but the Lord will not recognize you by your deeds here on earth for your strength in following God’s Commandments weren’t faithful enough for you to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He will say, “‘I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!'” Luke 13:27 When you are loving your love of Christ, you have repented from your sins, you read you bible daily, you seek His constant protection and guidance in prayers and you proclaim His Good News to all you meet. Your strength to enter the Kingdom of Heaven will be displayed here on earth by your good deeds of faith, hope, charity and love.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we pray today for strength to finish the race here on earth and to accomplish Your Promise of Eternal Life with Christ Jesus as our Guide. Allow us to learn from our parents, our Elders and our children to grow in you Lord by day and by night. Remind us whether we are first or last, we do everything for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

If They are First or Last

My child obey the Lord’s Teaching
In parents Divine principle each day
The first commandment of Promise
A long life on earth to pray

To be obedient in deed and in word
Seek not your own guidance
Allowing His Word to obtain
A faithful walk in His Light to sustain

His Will in your heart
Christ’s love will never part
Gaining freedom from sin
Glowing with love from within

By your works give thanks
Your might in His Word
A Glorious Kingdom to Proclaim
His Dominion forever to endure

The strength needed to open
The door of Heaven you’ll see
Some will knock to get in
But evildoers He will send to flee

To the depths of hell to grind
Their teeth to sharp little nubs
Your waling will be heard from below
By God’s instruction you did snub

From the North and South they will come
By a life they have lead to be
No matter if they are first or last
The Lord knows all from Heaven to see

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 27, 2010 @ 5:34 AM EST

 

October 28, 2010

In those days He departed to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

Ephesians 2:19-22, Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5 & Luke 6:12-16

 

You are a member of the household of God by your faith in Christ Jesus. You have become an exclusive member of a right given to us by the death of our Savior Jesus Christ Who as Paul puts it is the “capstone” of the foundation of all Christian followers. I spoke to a friend last night who recently attended a retreat called “A Walk to Emmaus” where she described a peace had settled over her after experiencing the weekend. I believe this peace she felt was a relationship she developed with Christ Himself and is the reason why we read our bible, pray unceasingly and proclaim with confidence. Everyone is growing “into a temple sacred in the Lord; in Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:21-22 Trust in the Lord with everything and experience the Spirit of the Lord’s grace. Loving your love of Christ gives you the right to become an exclusive member of His House of Faith, Hope, Charity and Love where all sin has been wiped clean from the Blood of the Lamb.

 

Luke describes the naming of the Apostles after Christ proclaims He is the Lord of the Sabbath and healing the man with a deformed hand before going to pray on the mountain. One by one He called each for a predestined purpose including Judas Iscariot who would betray Him by handing Him over for mere silver. I try to remind people Jesus is God Who knew beforehand Judas would betray Him and He used Him as a part of His Plan for Humanity’s saving grace. How do you fit in the world of apostleship? We are all called by God to not become boastful in ourselves but to boast in the Lord. In 1 Corinthians 1:27-31, Paul explains we should “consider y(our) own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong, and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something, so that no human being might boast before God. It is due to Him that you are in Christ Jesus, Who became for us wisdom from God, as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.”

 

And so we pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we accept Your calling from us to be Apostles of Your Son’s Truth. Help us to see His Love in everything we do. Teach us to be faithful never to boast but in the Lord’s love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

 

God Bless,

Cruz-Wig

Romans 8:28

 

Sins of the World He did Sacrifice
Strangers no more

Sojourning on your own

His Peace you now have

God’s grace to be grown

 

A relationship to enjoy

His love to embrace

Seek not your own will

Seek only to share His Face

 

The Foundation has been set

A Capstone securely in place

A Temple to experience within

God’s Spirit in your sacred space

 

Everyone’s message is heard

Not a place you can’t confide

His Word pours out by day

In the night there’s no place to hide

 

Seek your own mountain to pray

Come down as an Apostle in Christ

His Gospel you will preach

Sins of the world He did sacrifice

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 28, 2010 @ 5:37 AM EST

 

October 29, 2010

And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1: 9-11

Philippians 1:1-11, Psalm 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & Luke 14:1-6

It’s hard to fathom what Paul must have experienced back in the days when he was imprisoned because he loved God so much by his belief in Christ Jesus. The conditions must have been hell on earth: no air conditioning, earth floors and barely enough to eat. Yet, in all this he trusted the Lord’s Will in his life. He was steadfast in his prayers. He was focused on writing the truth. He was proclaiming the Gospel! Hallelujah! He reminded his friends to keep the faith and prayed their love of God would increase. As I have written before, loving your love of Christ in good times and bad times celebrates your complete surrender to a life of Christ. Your love of God can increase each and every day by practicing the three P’s of Christianity: Practice (read your bible), Pray unceasingly over everything you live and Proclaim with confidence the Gospel of Humanity.

 

In Chapter 14 of Luke, Jesus prepares us to understand what must happen to become His Disciple by adhering to true humility when taking up seats of honor around the dinner table. His teachings point out that it is more important to heal on the Sabbath than to adhere to a practice of not healing because even a Pharisee or a scholar of the law would save his own son or ox from drowning on a Sabbath day. He then healed a man with dropsy and sent him on his way. Dropsy is a condition where your body holds water and you become bloated. Seek the Redemptive One every day of the week and be healed by His Love no matter what day it is. Your love of Him will carry you through any type of illness by accepting His Will and asking for healing and truth. Share His joy. Share His peace. Share His Truth of Love.

 

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, how beautiful Your love is in everything we do. Increase our knowledge of You and allow us to discern what is of value so we may one day be pure and blameless when we go before You in Heaven. Be our hands, be our feet, be our eyes and be our words to bring Your Love to Humanity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

 

God Bless,

Cruz-Wig

Romans 8:28

 

Redemptive Blood Covers All

 

Slaves we are
At least I am in He
Seeking His Love
Sharing His Truth to see

In God I thank
His love of you
Prayers of deep thoughts
Christ’s love so true
 

I partner in the Gospel
His vision complete
I work for nothing
My pay is His love I seek

Grace as a partner
Imprisoned by Truth
Witness of God
Aspirations from my youth

My prayer is everlasting
I am blameless in Him
Righteousness of purity
Void of shame and sin

Look for the delight in the Lord
Guided by the Gospel of Christ
Teach the love of God
Gladness of an endless right

 

Heal by your faith in Him

No matter what day of the week

By your walk in faith to see

By the words you learn to speak

 

Answer His question

Do not be afraid

His Redemptive Blood covers all

As the Nail entered His Hand He sprayed

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 29, 2010 @ 5:43 AM EST

 

October 30, 2010

For to me life is Christ, and death is gain. Philippians 1:21

Philippians, Psalm 42:2, 3, 5cdef & Luke 14:1, 7-11

Paul’s message continues of his hope in the progress of the Gospel whether he is imprisoned or not. He writes how some are using the Gospel as an act of selfish envy and rivalry to increase his punishment in prison. But Paul knows the Truth stating, “What difference does it make, as long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed? And in that I rejoice. Indeed I shall continue to rejoice, for I know that this will result in deliverance for me through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:18-19 Try and relate this to your own life. Know that when people talk about your spirituality, they are proclaiming the Gospel in pretense or in Truth but either way, “Christ is being proclaimed.” When I proclaim to strangers the Truth of Christ Jesus, people around us may say “oh whatever” but in Truth they are experiencing the Gospel allowing them to think about God’s Divine Providence.

Sometimes we have to learn to go the lowest place of honor in respect of those around us. For many years I would seek a limelight that I thought was my calling. I was the loudest. I was the craziest. I wanted to be noticed. But in Christ, we must learn to humble ourselves. We must seek the lowest of the low while proclaiming the Highest of the High. In our witness, He will become the place of honor people will see and hear by our actions in His love. God takes notice of this and He will exalt you to higher places because of your commitment to the less fortunate than you. Share what you have to people less fortunate than you or even people who have more than you. By your actions, Christ is proclaimed in silence and in speech. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 Yesterday, I shared a meal with a man behind me in line as I said to the cashier in a Subway, “I’m paying for the man next to me. Please tell him I said ‘God Bless you’.” I walked out without turning around as I heard the words, “Wow.” What would happen in the world if we all practiced random acts of love in the Name of Christ Jesus? In loving your love of Christ, we share with anyone to advance the Gospel everywhere in the world.

And so we pray: Dearest Lord, I pray to humble myself in public to accomplish Your Will of peace on earth. Teach me to live in You and proclaim Your Truth with confidence. Guide me to the seat of humility while speaking the joys of knowing Your Son’s Redemption. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

 

Known Salvation He Cannot Fake

Witness in pretense
Witness in Truth
One way or another
His Love is in use

The Spirit of Jesus Christ
Lives in hope or in shame
In boldness I do deliver
His message of love to gain

He lives in my body
Not hidden but alive
Sins of the world He conquered
Proof in the tears I do cry

In life and in death
His Spirit moves me so
I seek to accomplish His Will
To share His Gospel to the unknown

Be proud of your faith in Him
Be boastful of the Son
Humanity must know His Love
To relinquish sins undone

Aren’t you thirsty for the Lord?
Your soul aches for Him day and night
Be not afraid of His Simpleness
Share His festival of right

Some people will observe you carefully
Watch every step you take
In His honor dine in silence
Known Salvation He cannot fake

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 30, 2010 @ 6:01 AM EST

 

October 31, 2010

But You spare all things, because they are Yours, O LORD and lover of souls Wisdom 11:26
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost Luke 19:10

Wisdom 11:22-12:2, Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14, 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 & Luke 19:1-10
We live a life of love and forgiveness because of a great God Who overlooks our sins. Even before Christ came to shed His Blood for the Salvation of Souls, God instructed us that He would forgive our sins but our need to be convinced caused the Lord to send His Only Son to prove His Love for Humanity. I think one of the most famous versus from the Bible sheds more understanding on this in John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” The unknown author of The Book of Wisdom uses his amazing knowledge of Old Testament writings which is displayed throughout every verse in a book that allows us to relieve his religious devotion. He explains to us that God’s Will created all things for the good of mankind and God would not create anything He hated He fashioned with His own hands. Let us all remain faithful to the call of Christ as reminded in 2 Thessalonians so “the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.”

If you’ve never climbed a tree before, I believe you’d climb one to get a glimpse of our Savior Christ Jesus. What an amazing opportunity it was for Jesus to use His love to convert a sinner with much wealth and as an example of His desire to save the lost at heart. Surely somewhere in America, a rich selfish person will hear this reading tomorrow in his church and know it is time for him to make a difference to those less fortunate than him. Jesus reminds us everyone in the world is a true descendant of Abraham and is offered complete Salvation for their love of Christ. In loving your love of Christ, you too are given Salvation from sins to live a life of faith, hope, charity and love for as Jesus said, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:9-10

And so we pray: Dear Everlasting God, we seek the forgiveness You grant us by Your Son’s death on a Cross. Let Him be glorified in us as we are lifted up by His Truth to share with the world. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Has Come to Find the Lost

The Universe is yet a grain of sand
God’s love spreads all over the land
In the trees and In the sea
Life is what God wanted to see

Yours sins He wants you to loose
Wisdom granted for those who choose
All things remain because of His Will
Nothing is void of His Truth to fulfill

Bless His Name forever more
Show gratefulness for His Holy works of love
Not a dance from a forgotten folklore
A Kingdom Glorified at Heaven’s Door

Be not alarmed when He comes to take you home
His Spirit will guide you to His Holy Throne
Angels will sing and dance for your sacrifice
A life lived in honor void of pain and strife

How fast can you climb a tree for Him?
As fast as you can seek forgiveness of sin?
You can run ahead in your daily thoughts
But God has His sights on you to carry His Cross

Sell your possessions and give to the poor
Salvation will come to your unlocked door
His Blood shed for you no matter the cost
The Son of Man has come to find the lost

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 31, 2010 @ 9:51 PM EST

 

November 1, 2010

Salvation comes from our God, Who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb. Revelation 7:10

Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14, Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, 1 John 3:1-3 & Matthew 5:1-12a

The visions of John account for the end times but seem to have a comforting effect on humanity. God’s chosen people who have followed His Son’s Truth are afforded protection from the approaching destruction.  A multitude of people who come from all over the globe stand before the Throne in Heaven wearing the sign of joy in white robs while waving the signs of victory in a palm branch. Victory is ours sayeth the Lord of Lords and our Salvation only comes from our love of His Son. “Salvation comes from our God, Who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.” Revelation 7:10 I can just imagined the Angels in Heaven bowing before God exclaiming, “Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:12 This passage of Revelation encourages us all to persevere in Christ even to the point of death knowing our reward will be great in Heaven as we enjoy eternal life. A friend of mine spent a year in Rome serving the poor and the hungry. He spoke about how many people died there for their love of Christ. These Martyrs endured unspeakable atrocities such as gouging of the eyes with hot pokers, fried in boiling oil or even having their arms and body parts hacked off by swords. History tells us that these men and women sung hymns up to the point of their death. Your surrender to Christ can give you the same confidence of a love so strong that you can endure anything your life has to offer here in the 20th Century.

God came to the earth as the meek of the meek and His descriptions of those who are blessed describes those who are as low as low can go. He gives the Kingdom of Heaven to the poor in spirit while comforting those who mourn. He gives the land to the meek while giving satisfaction to those who hunger or thirst. He shows mercy to the merciful and promises the clean of heart they will see God. He calls the peacemakers the Children of God and blesses those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness handing over to them the Keys to Heaven. Finally, He says, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of Me.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in Heaven.” Matthew 5:11-12 By loving your love of Christ, you too are blessed and will see the Kingdom of Heaven .

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for wisdom to always give to those who hunger or thirst seeking only a clean heart to accomplish Your Will. Guide us to be unafraid of sharing the Truth of Christ and be ever giving to those less fortunate than us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Love of Love Eliminates Satan’s Voice

Servants of God
No one can count
Gladness of Truth
Christ will pounce

Visions will come
Works will go
Death will notice
Without faith to show

The Throne waits
Your passage complete
Surrender to His Son
The Lamb’s great feat

Power and might
Forever known
Wisdom and thanksgiving
Mortals have shown

Great distress
Washed before worn
Blood of the Lamb
Robes never to be torn

A Child of God
Humanity may never know
Seen as created
Pure love to forever grow

We are all blessed
The meek will gain land
The clean of heart will rejoice
The Love of Love eliminates Satan’s voice

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 1, 2010 @ 6:03 AM EST

 

November 2, 2010

God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23

Wisdom 3:1-9, Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, Romans 5:5-11, Romans 6:3-9 & John 6:37-40

I used to think nobody really has the courage to die for somebody else. How could anyone give their life for me? As we grow in faith in Christ Jesus, we learn what Jesus endured for each of us in His scourging and death. The pain and torment He took for us, humanity, causes me to cry when I sit and think about it. Each lash of a whip. Each thorn driven into His forehead. Each punch or kick in His ribs. Each time He was spit on. Each nail driven into His Hands and Feet. Once when I was a child, I jumped out of my tree fort onto a nail going through my foot. Nothing compared to what Christ accepted for you and me. Just remember when you are going through something really tough at work, home or in the traffic, think it is nothing compared to what Jesus endured for you and praise His Holy Name because of it.

Psalm 23 was one of the first Psalms my Grandmother Carter ever read to me as a child. I didn’t understand it but I knew it had great meaning. Today I can identify with it completely. My surrender to a Life of Christ lends faith to the descriptions King David shared with Humanity in Psalm 23. I trust in the Lord to guide me, to strengthen me to lead me along His Path of the sake of His Name. I have tremendous courage because of His Love and I am anointed to Preach His Son’s Truth. I will dwell in His care all the days of my life. The Lord tells us in John 6:37-40 that He will not reject anyone who comes to Him. By loving our love of Christ we can surrender to the feeling Psalm 23 and know He will accept us, a poor sinner, by His statement, “I will not reject anyone who comes to Me, because I came down from heaven not to do My own will but the will of the One who sent Me.” John 6:37-38

 

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for strength to accomplish Your Will in all things. Guide us to be strong in Your Word. Guide us to be faithful to Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

 

God Bless,

Cruz-Wig

Romans 8:28

 

Everything the Father Gives Him Will Come
Justly souls rest in His care

Pain eludes them each prepare

By faith in His Word no letter to spare

By Proclaiming the Gospel of Truth we dare

 

Punished by people by laws of the land

No Truth was shared to overcome their ban

In His love He foretold with His Hand

The love of His Son overcame life’s span

 

All will shine from the joy of Truth

Upon His visitation their sins He will loose

Trust in Him through His Gospel of Truth

His Resurrection as evidentiary proof

 

I want nothing from my Sheppard of Love

His path of righteousness follows up above

I drink from cool waters with His precious Dove

My soul refreshed from His Heavenly shove

 

No evil I will run from in times of need

His Staff of courage I grip daily indeed

Death’s Valley is shining by Redemption in He

Whose Blood covers Humanity forever to be

 

His hope does not disappoint

Nor will His love desert you

His Blood covered all to anoint

His message of New Life to do

 

No one rejected by Him who comes

Everlasting love from God’s Only Son

Believe to accomplish Eternal Life in fun

Everything the Father gives Him will come

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 2, 2010 @ 6:04 AM EST

 

November 3, 2010

Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27

Philippians 2:12-18, Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 & Luke 14:25-33

Paul’s message is clear: live your life loving God by fearing Him and not complaining. When you love your love of Christ, you live your life in a complete surrender to His Will knowing everything you experience is for His Glory celebrating each and every moment as a joy in Christ. God will come along and make sure you are challenged often. There will be times when life leads you down smooth highways and also bumpy roads. It’s how you react to the bumps that show your love of God. You can go fast and wreck or you can slow down and roll over each crest to see the other side clearly keeping your vision clear to obtain the goal of Christ’s Salvation. Stay focused and serious about sharing your love of Christ and God will bless you with graces of faith, hope and love.

God wants us to be confident in Him. Amen. By trusting in His Plan for you, His Light of Salvation will illuminate your very existence and you too shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever and ever. Christ reminds us we must follow Him without hating anyone allowing our love to shine in our soul for all to see. People will sometimes ask me if I’m a Preacher or a Priest because I know my eyes shine with a love of God in all that I do. By my actions more than my words are what draws people to me. There is a need to denounce material things when you pick up your Cross and follow Jesus. Even your family must come second when becoming a disciple of Christ Jesus. By loving your love of Christ you understand God’s Plan for you and you act upon it with confidence in the Lord allowing your family to know you are safe in your practice, prayer and proclamation of Christ Jesus.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, I pray today to always have strength to carry Your Son’s Cross when it is heavy and when it is light. Make me unafraid to lift His Cross high in the air to be a beacon for people to be drawn to. Grant me this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Praising the Holy Crown

Be obedient to His Call
Amongst friends or foes
Trembling in His love
Proving His Salvation shows

All is accomplished
Without fear or grumbling
Surrender complete
Living life very humbling

Be blameless in Him
No shame to show
God’s Plan complete
His Salvation to know

A Light of Salvation
Afraid of nothing to be
His bounty to feel
His courage to see

A Disciple in love
No hate dragging you down
Carrying your Cross
Praising the Holy Crown

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 3, 2010 @ 4:58 AM EST

 

November 4, 2010

I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. Luke 15:7

Philippians 3:3-8aPsalm 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 & Luke 15:1-10

There’s no telling who you might meet in your day that will listen to you talk about the Gospel who will then accept the call of repentance and begin sharing the Gospel themselves. Just one person out of 100 could change the course of history by their acceptance of His Love. There comes a time in all of our lives that we must become confident in the Lord’s Promise and share His Son’s Truth with everyone we meet. As Paul explains, we put aside our desires of the flesh and worship God in Spirit through our confidence in Christ Jesus. I too feel there is nothing more important in my life than to Proclaim with confidence of the Salvation Christ Jesus brings to Humanity.

Why do we celebrate birthdays? Today I have reached the wonderful age of 48 yet I still feel 18. By my surrender to a life of Christ, everything about me has changed. Paul describes being blinded on the road to Damascus and in turn, I felt the blinding Light of an Angel telling me to “become a teacher of God’s children.” In seven short years, I have accepted His Call to seek the weary of heart and share His God News with them. In loving my love of Christ, I have shed my desires of the flesh and sin seeking only that one in one hundred to help change the direction of history by Proclaiming the Gospel.

And so we pray: Dear Father, I pray today a prayer of thanksgiving for allowing me to celebrate my birthday in Your Son’s Truth. Guide me to be everything you want to be only seeking Your Will in all I do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Humble at Heart to Conclude

Worship in Spirit
Worship in Truth
Seek not the flesh
Seek sins to loose

Confidence in flesh
To proclaim His Truth
Death on a Cross
Rising Redemption as proof

The law must be followed
Prayers for leaders to do
God’s Word as a guide
All leaders must prove

All is at loss
Surrender is complete
Christ Jesus has no fault
Supreme Good we seek

Sing to Him in praise
Lift your voices unweak
Glory to His Name
Judgments for the meek

Welcome a sinner
His need from you
Proclaiming the Gospel
In everything you do

By one is found
To repent by His Truth
Angels rejoice in heaven
Over ninety nine with no need to prove

Don’t be fooled by your confidence
Be humble at heart to conclude
Each and everyone one of us
Must proclaim the Gospel to do

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 4, 2010 @ 6:17 AM EST

November 5, 2010

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

Philippians 3:17—4:1Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 & Luke 16:1-8

Paul wants us all to join with him in being an imitator of Christ and pray for those who have not found the love of our Savior. Model the behavior Jesus set before us when He walked among us here on earth. When we conclude there is nothing more important than giving our all to a life of Christ in a COMPLETE SURRENDER, we accept the challenge to give more, to help more and to love and pray more for those less fortunate than us. We become the low of the lowly and we seek to accomplish only His Will in our lives. Are you seeking the lowly? Are you tithing with passion for our Lord? Are you sharing faith, hope, charity, prayers and love? Live in a humble simplicity and stand firm for the Glory of God the Father by living a life of Christ’s example.

The Parable of the Dishonest Steward tells a story of being caught but repenting of his dishonest service to make himself look good to his master and those who owed his master a debt. The old saying, “everything was fine until I got caught” can be brought to light here: Are you stealing from your employer, your church or your family but haven’t been caught yet? I emphasize “yet.” Jesus is reminding us that sooner or later you are going to get caught and you will pay the price for your dishonesty be it losing your job, being embarrassed or going to jail. Sure the steward called in all the master’s debtors to lower their amounts owed but he did it to make himself look good and lost his own dishonest profits. When we are loving our love of Christ, we act according to His Ways by being prudent and honest in dealing with our employment, our church and our family. Think about this: Are you stealing from God by not paying your fair share to your church, your community or those in need?

And so we pray: My Lord and my God, we pray today for wisdom to keep our house in order to accomplish acts of charity and love of our community. May our surrender to You Lord be complete filled with the energy of Your care in our families, our communities and our work. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Who lives and Reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Salvation Can Do No Wrong

Imitate Him
Imitate Three
The Father, The Son
The Holy Spirit to be

A model to conduct yourself
In complete surrender to see
The Glory of God Almighty
Sharing His Son’s seed

Our lowly body He will change
A glorified body of glee
Living in the Spirit of Truth
Enabling Power of thee

Rejoice in Him
Rejoice in The Spirit
Rejoice in the Father
Who commands judgment seats

Care for the rich man’s money
Seek not your sinful greed
Punishment will be severe
Livelihood taken from me

Your back will prove weak
Your shame will be strong
Be prudent in your daily living
Salvation can do no wrong

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 5, 2010 @ 12:53 AM EST

 

 

 

 

November 6, 2010

 

“You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.” Luke 16:15

Philippians 4:10-19, Psalm 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a and 9 & Luke 16:9-15
God knows your heart and He teaches us to be subject to His Will. Today, I was in Orlando visiting my son and I wanted so much to finish my study Saturday morning before I left but problems with my internet at home prevented me from writing anything. The Will of God teaches us to be patient. Therefore, I will be completing my study on Sunday when I get back. Many will not get this short blurb for MSN only allows me to send out 200. I haven’t missed a day in almost 4 years. Today will be no different.

Safely home in Homestead , Florida . Frustration sets in when I discover my internet still down. After 30 minutes on the phone with Tech Support, I get no resolution except the DSL line should be fixed by 8 AM. Bewildered, I call on a friend to at least talk about it and find some comfort in knowing as they reminded me the Evil One will steal your joy if you let him.  Laughing, I rebuke his pain and prepare to turn in when I felt the urge to check the mail and take out the trash discovering when I walked back inside the internet was up and “singing.”

And so we pray: Dear God, I pray for patience, wisdom and courage to face all problems with a light heart and joyous smile. Forgive me, a poor sinner, for becoming so upset about things I have no control over and allow the Holy Spirit to fill my soul as I seek Your Truth for all things. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,

Cruz-Wig

Romans 8-28

 

 

In His Patience Anger’s True Suicide

In His Patience
I find peace at heart
My will can’t be accomplished
Without God’s joy and smarts

I rejoice greatly

Concerned no more

No need I await

Heaven’s answer awaits my score

 

I have learned

To trust His Word

In times of need

In times of hurt

 

My anger does nothing good

Shuts me out

Blood may curl

God’s rebukes my pout

 

Stay eager for the gift

Hide nothing inside

Christ’s love saves all

Anger’s true suicide

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 6, 2010 @ 2:17 PM EST edit November 7, 2010 @ 9:39 PM EST

 

November 7, 2010

Pray for us, so that the Word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it did among you, and that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked people, for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. Thessalonians 3:1-4

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14, Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5  & Luke 20:27-38
To strengthen our work in Christ Jesus allows us a confidence bestowed on us by the grace of God. The Word of God is our source of all decisions in life and we must rely only on its divine teachings to accomplish His Will in all we do. In Luke 20, we learn how the Sadducees questioned Jesus denying that the resurrection of the dead was possible. They were a people of “high priestly stature” who didn’t like change and therefore rejected the notion of resurrection according to the Hebrew bible. Jesus reminds them that just as Moses called out to God saying, “‘Lord, ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.”  Luke 20:38 Loving your love of Christ, we become alive in His love in life and in death. Be alive in Him as He is in you.

And so we pray: Father God, make us alive in You in all things allowing us to grow in life as in death seeking the Promise of Everlasting Life in Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Deny Not the Resurrection

Tortured and whipped
Eyes gouged with a stick
Strength in Him by courage in belief
Ancestors laws their relief

Seven brothers stood tall
Proving faith above all
No matter if death they endured
They embraced their call

Appeared in Glory
The Lord of joy without deceit
Steadfast and unaltered
Salvation for Humanity to greet

Be it good deed
Be it your word
Live in His Truth
No lies unheard

Deny not the Resurrection
Life will indeed come to know
Heaven’s door to be opened
For the meek and the poor

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 7, 2010 @ 10:17 PM EST

 

November 8, 2010

Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. Luke 17:3
Titus 1:1-9, Psalm 24:1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 & Luke 17:1-6

How far have you gone in your surrender to Christ? Paul reminds us he is a slave to the Truth here in Titus as he explains to Titus how to go about selecting presbyters and bishops. You may lie to yourself about your surrender to Christ but God knows your heart and will judge accordingly. Let us hold fast to the true message centered in Christ and share the Gospel with the world as true Apostles of Christ Jesus. As humans, I believe we long to see the face of the Lord as Psalm 24 sings to us. However, you will need to be someone “whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean, who desires not what is vain.”

Just as the tax collector in Luke 18 stated in church beating his chest saying, “O God, be merciful to me a sinner,” Christ tells us here in Luke 17 that inevitably everyone is going to sin. It is what we do with our lives after we sin that produces a person of repentance who follows the Truth of Christ by practice, prayer and proclamation. Jesus reminds us to forgive those who seek forgiveness and increase your faith by your actions in faith, hope, charity and love. When you love your love of Christ, you forgive your enemies keeping a clean heart to receive His Eternal Promise.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today to always be able to forgive, to always be able to share Your Son’s Truth and to always have faith to accomplish Your Will. May our lives be centered on Your Glory Lord. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Salvation to Those Who Choose

Faith in the sake of Christ
Truth bounded by love
Proclamation of His Salvation
Through God in Heaven above

Be blameless in Him
See the Truth in what you do
Void of rebellion
Hospitable Christian so true

A people who long to see Your face
Who established the seas so blue
A clean heart to show for
The standing in front of you

Beware not to cause the little ones to sin
Guard your soul through and through
Your faith will be increased
Salvation to those who choose

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 8, 2010 @ 6:40 AM EST

 

November 9, 2010

Do you not know that you are the temple of God , and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12, Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9, 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 & John 2:13-22
Ezekiel was such a wise Prophet describing the Salvation of Mankind from a New Covenant where Humanity’s future would depend on our love of the One and Only True God. He explained we must give all thanksgiving to the True King writing humanity must have a new heart and spirit for the Lord living by His Ways. His description of the water in this passage translates into the visions he had of a utopian Israel void of hate and evil surrounded by the abundance of love from God in the Water of Life. Life cannot be so without God’s direction and love allowing us to be a temple of His Spirit in faith, hope and love.

Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 3 we must give our bodies the respect and honor it deserves less we kill our bodies from lack of attention and abuse. Think about this for a moment: Your body is a Temple of God . Everything we put into our bodies for nutrition, every Word of the Bible we read and everything we do to our bodies in exercise develops and sustains God’s Temple . The Foundation of this temple is Christ Jesus and His love allows us to experience life like no other creature on this big beautiful green earth. If we choose to fill our bodies and mind with junk and evil, God will wear down your body and soul quicker garnishing a life of despair from aches, disease and soulistic breakdowns. I have witnessed this in close friends and strangers alike; without taking care of our God’s Temple , your warranty so to speak will expire quicker than you would by loving God’s Temple and nourishing it by moderate food consumption, exercise and feeding your mind/soul with His Word.

Jesus was angry His Father’s House was being used as a market place. The Church has a responsibility for providing a place of holiness and prayer for our manifestation of God’s Temple within us. Jesus was zealous for His Father and knew a place of worship was not a place to bargain for wares or livestock but a place of Holiness and Prayer. His disciples recalled the words of scripture, “Zeal for your house will consume me” brings us to Psalm 69:10, “Because zeal for Your House consumes Me, I am scorned by those who scorn You.” Using the Father’s House for a marketplace does not promote God’s Promise of Everlasting Life and Jesus rightfully so was upset. He told them to tear down the temple and He would rebuild it in three days’ time referring to His rising after death in three days. This small yet important detail continued to convince the Apostles that Jesus truly was the Christ; the Son of God.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today to live Your New Covenant through Your Son’s Gospel. We pray today to have strength to treat our bodies with love for Your Temple being conscious of our food intake, our exercise and our soul nutrition by reading Your Word each and every day. Help us to overcome the pain in our muscles when we begin taking care of Your Temple and guide us to be ever mindful of living Your Word in work and in play. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Life in God by Jesus the Man

An Angel can bring you
To the sights of God’s City
Streets paved of gold
Waters flowing for the living

Multiply and live
Fresh water to gain
Fruits of every flavor
God’s Temple to sustain

Fear not when something is taken
God has a plan for you to live
Plans can be shaken
His Will you learn to give

A foundation has been placed
For the Temple to reside
The Spirit of the Lord is in us
Christ’s presence to always guide

Treat your body as His Temple
Feed it food in moderation and provide
Exercise for the art of living
Your soul needs His Word to survive

The Father’s House is not a marketplace
It is a House of Worship and Prayer
Torn down and rebuilt
In three days to eternally share

The Fathers Son for Salvation
A New Covenant of God’s Plan
The Sin of the World He has taken
Life in God by Jesus the Man

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 9, 2010 @ 6:04 AM EST

 

November 10, 2010

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another. Titus 3:3

Titus 3:1-7, Psalm 23:1b-3a, 3bc-4, 5, 6 & Luke 17:11-19

When did you allow yourselves the opportunity to surrender your life to Christ? Many people can remember where they were during certain events in their life but how many of us can say “I remember when I gave my life to Jesus.” For Paul it was on the road to Damascus being struck by the Light of Christ blinding him for three days. He was “foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy.” He despised “so-called Christians” seeking to eliminate them and their faith. Christ captured his soul and made him a Saint. A Saint who instructs us today 2000 years later with strong words of Divine Nature allowing us to live a Life of Christ. Be obedient to authority. Pray for our leaders whether we like them or not. Share the Truth with others. Be kind. Be patient. Be filled with hope. Give to those less fortunate than you. Have faith. And remember, “when the kindness and generous love of God our Savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of His mercy, He saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, Whom He richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by His grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.” Titus 1:4-7

Psalm 23 is such a comforting Psalm. Have you ever sung the Psalm out loud to yourself? Try it. There’s no way you can’t smile and be filled with the Spirit of God as you dance and sing His praises. Luke 17-13 describes the cleansing of the 10 lepers as they walked along coming across Jesus and saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” Jesus responding with “Go show yourselves to the priests.” When you sing to yourself Psalm 23 think of the one leper after “realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice,” and drop to your knees and be thankful to God for all the amazing things you have in your life. Be thankful for the trials and tribulations as well as the fruits and gifts of grace. Allow all you live to be the Will of God and follow Him to share faith, hope, charity and love.  Be thankful in loving your love of Christ and rid yourself of slavery to sin.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, on my knees I pray for all who read these words of my love of You. May my poetry always Glorify You Lord and may my life be an example of Your Son’s Truth where I share a life of hope, faith, charity and love for each and every person I meet. Guide us Your people back to You just as the one leper who was cleansed ran back Jesus Glorifying His Love forever more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

My Faith in Him I Pray

On your knees
As you seek
To sing His praise
Enjoying life’s peak

Be under control
Obedient to authority
Living in His Grace
No slander from your face

Rid yourself of foolishness
Void your life of slavery
No longer look to sinful pleasures
Find joy replacing malice and envy

Love of generosity appeared
Not from our abilities
Mercy from God Almighty cleared
Heirs justified by Christ’s abilities

Want nothing in return
Be safe from Satan’s churn
Courage in daily chores
Dwelling in the House of the Lord

Pity on Humanity He gave
Not all return to give praise
Be thankful to God to say
My faith in Him I pray

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 10, 2010 @ 5:49 AM EST

 

November 11, 2010

“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” Luke 17: 20-21
Philemon 7-20, Psalm 146:7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 & Luke 17:20-25

The conversion of a slave troubles Paul when he writes the slave’s master Philemon asking him to accept his slave back as not just a slave but a Brother in Christ. In many ways the letter to Philemon asks if he can use the slave as someone who can teach the Gospel of Christ Jesus but did not want to just keep the slave without proper consent. Paul expresses that even though his slave has run away from him, this was necessary to convert him to Christianity and now he can be useful to share the Truth of being a slave to Christ Jesus.

Yesterday, I received a call from a life-long friend who has battled drug, sex and alcohol addictions for years. He was sobbing after having his car reprocessed on the same day he was finally offered a job after almost 18 months of unemployment. His home of 25 years is being foreclosed and he’s in total desperation. In his tears I heard a man who is willing to let go and let God take over his life. He has been a slave to the Evil One for almost 15 years and I know in my heart he can be a witness to the Gospel of Christ Jesus. As I sat in a school parking lot allowing the Holy Spirit to lead me in what I was saying to him, my professor walked by unbeknownst to me and listened to me speak to my friend. When I got inside the class, she said, “When I was walking in I heard a voice I recognized but was somehow different. When I noticed it was coming from your car Thomas I heard you speaking in a way of hope and faith directing someone to seek help in the Lord. I was touched immensely by your way of speaking. I hope whoever you were talking to listens to you.”  “I cannot let him sink,” I explained to my professor, “Christ won’t allow me to.” I’m seeking ways to help this man to get his car back so he can start his job. If anyone is willing to help with anything, please let me know.

Christ tells the Pharisees “the coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you” describes what we feel each and every day as we seek to accomplish His Will in our lives. The Kingdom of God is already present in us by sharing the Gospel and healing lost souls by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Name of Christ Jesus. As Jesus continues His discussion about the Kingdom, he explains that those who are not diligent in His Truth can expect swift and unexpected judgment from the Father and be taken without warning. “Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left.” Luke 17:33-34 When you give up a life of self and truly learn to give hope, faith, charity and love, your display your love of loving Christ Jesus. Are you willing to “let go and let God” direct your life 100%?

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today I pray for my friend Bruce who has finally fallen to his knees in need of You. I ask you keep him there Lord allowing him to seek Your guidance to overcome his slavery to the Dark One and become a slave to Your Son’s Truth. Allow him to become a witness and share the Gospel of love for years to come. We pray today for all people who are gripped with Satan’s ugliness in every kind of addiction and that You Lord will heal them and bring our world back to a world of faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Arms Stretched Over the Cross

Joy to experience
The heart of the Holy
Full right in Christ
Given to the lowly

A slave you may be
Gripped by Satan’s demise
Allow Truth to set you free
Christ to be your guide

Become useful in life to see
Sharing the Gospel voluntarily
Paid in full with blood to rinse clean
The sins of humanity

Give food to the hungry
Be Christ’s arms and feet
The oppressed need help
In the Truth they eagerly seek

The Kingdom is at hand
Residing in each of you
Study His Word to learn
Son of Man was rejected to prove

Sins of the world garnished
Shouldered for mankind so true
Arms stretched over the Cross
Salvation for those who choose

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 11, 2010 @ 6:34 AM EST

 

November 12, 2010

Anyone who is so “progressive” as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son. 2 John 9

2 John 4-9, Psalm 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18 & Luke 17:26-37

People who remain in Christ’s teachings, Christ will remain in them. Seems so simple doesn’t it? But our world is full of the Evil One’s tricks and flashy colors creating false desires of the heart which are acted upon creating a life of demise and shame. There are those who act on God’s commandments living a life of faith, hope, charity and love giving witness to the Father’s Truth in sharing by being the feet and hands of God Almighty. Yesterday, I wrote about a friend who has called out in desperation after losing his car, his home and his teeth in sin being lived. His need is more than just help to get his car back to start a job, it’s his need of soul-repair by surrendering to a life of Christ. He needs one-on-one with Godly people who carry the Cross proudly and speak of His Truth with love and affection. One of these people came forward last night to help him get his car back and hopefully turn his life around. I know this person has no regret in serving the Lord for their happiness resides in God the Father by acting on His Son’s Gospel. The unknown Presbyter who wrote 2 John describes the Truth that dwells in us, “because of the Truth that dwells in us and will be with us forever.”  This Truth is everlasting and will guide the human race for all eternity. The person who came forward to help my friend came forward as the writer did in 2 John, unknown but living in the Truth of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Do you live this Truth? or Do you live a life of lies?

Christ finished His discussion with the disciples by sharing what happened to those who did not believe in God’s Truth. People not accepting Noah’s Ark as God’s plan to save them were washed away in the flood. The day Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained down on them while they were eating and drinking and buying and selling destroying them all. Christ reminds us, “Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it. I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left. And there will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken, the other left.” They said to Him in reply, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather.” Luke 17: 33-37 Christ’s message is clear: be patient and always forthcoming in the Lord so you too will be ready when called for the Kingdom of Heaven and not taken where the vultures will be to devour your unfaithful and sinful body. In loving your love of Christ, you become ever vigilant in practice of reading your bible, in praying unceasingly and proclaiming the Gospel of Salvation to always be ready to give, to hope and to love.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, I pray today for the unknown love you guide us to give by Your Son’s description of giving by stating in Matthew 6:3-4, “do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

No Vultures Will Gather Within

Truth in a walk
Seen with a smile
Children of God playing
No Evil One’s vile

Each other to love
His Commandment did state
A walk in His Truth
No sins to associate

Progressive is a lie
Satan’s colorful demise
Knowing not Christ as your guide
To hell you will reside

Christ’s teaching will stand
For all eternity to see
His Salvation everlasting
Remaining forever in thee

My heart does seek You Lord
My feet walk in Your Ways
My eyes see the love of You
Guiding each and every phase

Noah prepared the Ark for Him
Some laughed and wondered by
When it set sail without them
They surely drowned in screams of cries

Fire and brimstone will rain upon
The sinful and liars cry
No vultures will gather within
Those accepting Christ’s Salvation He tied

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 11, 2010 @ 10:49 PM EST

 

November 13, 2010

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? Luke 18:7
3 John 5-8, Psalm 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & Luke 18:1-8

The Presbyter writes the Third Letter of John to a specific person named Gaius who was hospitable to missionaries in the past. His letter reminds me of hospitable followers of Christ everywhere who go beyond the call of duty as many people may say. But I beg to differ: Beyond the call is not over the top. There is doing as much as you can in the Name of all Names to accomplish the Will of God in your life. There is nothing we can do to stop a person from choosing his own free will God so rightly gave us to accomplish the necessary items of survival and pleasure. Our God will rightly judge you and it is not our place to pass judgment on anyone. When you can be “faithful in all you do for the brothers (and Sisters), especially for strangers,” you are testifying of your love of God without expectation of rewards or praise. You are guiding the love Christ by sharing the Truth His love can do to anyone for anything.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow is such an important aspect of living daily life in prayer. I tell people they should practice the Three P’s of Christian Life: Practice (read your bible daily, Pray unceasingly over everything you do and Proclaim the Gospel with confidence. Jesus reminds us in this parable to pray constantly being ever aware of God in your life as you accomplish His Will for living. God’s graces flow in abundance for those who seek His Pleasure of living and there is nothing you can’t do when you call upon the Name of Jesus. Amen. Hallelujah! Many of you read about the man I hit on his bicycle in my study one month ago yesterday. I believe God protected both of us and as I have mentioned, the bicyclist was unhurt. But now he has decided to allow “the system” to file a claim against my insurance company for an accident that wasn’t my fault. His blame written in the report explains how he was negligent for not wearing the safety items necessary to be seen in the dark. So I call on the Lord to guide me and I ask all of you to pray for this man and me. In loving your love of Christ, we must learn to forgive and forget those who trespass against us and pray unceasingly for protection and God’s judgment.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, use my life as Your witness to Truth afforded to us by the Blood of Your Son. Guide our free will to accomplish faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Christ’s Salvation Your Proof

Faithful to Me
Faithful to you
Strangers in need
Christ’s love will prove

Before the Church
Your community of Truth
Proclamation of love
Accept nothing to disprove

Your fear of Him
His Commands you choose
His riches He bestows
A Light for darkness excuse

Be not weary in prayer
Even the bad judge will do
What the righteous one’s request
Christ’s Salvation your proof

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 13, 2010 @ 6:04 AM EST

 

November 14, 2010

You will be hated by all because of My name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives. Luke 21:17-19

Malachi 3:19-20a, Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9, 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 & Luke 21:5-19

A Hebrew writer wishing to conceal his identity because of his sharp criticisms of the rulers and people of the time coined the phrase from a Hebrew expression ” Malachi” translating to “my messenger”
detailed the day when the Lord will come and “all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, And the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. But for you who fear My Name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.” Malachi 3:19

 

When I read two Thessalonians verse 3:7-12, I am reminded of something my grandfather and grandmother on my father’s side said to my brother and sister and I one summer when we went to visit them on their farm where there was no running water or inside plumbing. They said, “When you’re in public you must make sure that you act with total respect of your elders. This means no horseplay or messing around as to make sure you show no disrespect. In our house you work for everything you get. Each one of you will have chores to do that will earn your keep while you are here the summer.” The sounds and smells of my grandparent’s farm are so vivid in my mind even to this day. Fresh bacon frying before sunrise with the aroma of fresh homemade biscuits baking in the oven. Pigs grunting and roosters crowing. My grandfather and my grandmother were a model of American citizens who worked hard each and every day to accomplish the Will of God. God-fearing reading us the bible often during our stay.

 

Just as Paul explains in 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 “For you know how one must imitate us. For we did not act in a disorderly way among you, nor did we eat food received free from anyone. On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day we worked, so as not to burden any of you. Not that we do not have the right. Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us. In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat. We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others. Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and to eat their own food.”

 

Too many people in today’s world are acting in total disrespect believing that everything should be just given it to them by the sweat and tears of everyday hard-working Americans. Each and every day I pray that I am a model of Christian behavior to imitate and seek advice from. I want to give more than I receive but I believe everyone who has a strong mind and body can find work somewhere to accomplish the Will of God of living. I’d give the shirt off my back to people who need clothes. I’d give the food that I have to people who are hungry. But I believe the people of America need to stand up and stop demanding our government give them everything and instead come together to create blood, sweat and tears to make a better America. The values our country was created on have not changed and these God-fearing values need to be reintroduced to society. This will only happen by each of us living a life Paul explains throughout his writings in the New Testament. I beg of you not to just read your Bible but to live your Bible each day sharing the Good News of Christ Jesus.

 

Jesus is warning us in the Luke 21:8 not to follow the people who come in His Name stating the time has come. “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them!” He reminds us not to be afraid when people seize us because of our love of Him and our belief of His Gospel stating not to worry about what we are to say when presented to you the testimony. “Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute.” Luke 21-14-15 When you are loving your love of Christ, your ability to share His Truth will be undeniable in your manner of speaking all for the Glory of God. Hallelujah!

 

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today to be model citizens and our great country by working hard and sharing the Truth of Christ Jesus. We fill our mind, our voice, our hearts and souls with the Truth of Your love. Give us the desire to share hope, faith, charity and love in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

 

God bless,

Cruz-Wig

Romans 8:28

 

All Wisdom You Will Speak
Coming is the day

Evildoers will say

My soul is on fire to pay

For life I led astray

 

The world is ruled in Justice

No man can escape this Truth
Humanity that dwells within it
Must seek the Gospel as proof

 

Disorderly conduct is unbecoming

Imitate the Christ-like man to choose

Where all sins are truly forgiven

The Blood of the Lamb is for me and you

 

 

 

Do not be a burden

Work hard for all you do

No handouts for the unwilling

To accept work in His Name to prove

 

Believe not in the false prophets

Who come saying he is the Messiah of truth

He hides behind the walls of Satan

To steal your soul for his use

 

Because of His Name they will hate you

Not to worry His love will prove

All wisdom you will speak

Will be impossible for them to refute

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 14, 2010 @ 7:11 AM EST

 

November 15, 2010

Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Revelation 2:5a

Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 18:35-43

Many would agree that the Book of Revelation has many symbolic messages that are hard to understand. This much we do know: God sent an angel to John “who gives witness to the Word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.” Revelation 1:2  This book’s message is just as important today as it was when it was written by John to express to the world’s churches that we should hold fast to the promise of Christ Jesus Who is the Beginning and the End allowing our fears, our worries and our sins to be shouldered by Him. Remember, no matter how far you have fallen away from His love in sin, He will always forgive you and welcome you into His arms of love.

Time and time again through the Gospels you will hear Jesus say: “your faith has saved you go in peace.” Not once can you find the words my power has saved you hence by faith we are afforded the Salvation Jesus Christ gives all humanity by His death on the Cross. The blind man from Jericho believed that Jesus Christ could give him sight and through his faith he was healed. The Will of God must be celebrated through all things by faith, hope, charity and love. There are those times when someone close to us is not healed and go through terrible instances of medical problems that we cannot understand and no matter how much we pray they succumb to the illness. It is precisely during these times that we must celebrate the Will of God as the destiny for this person. Last Saturday my wife and I visited a very close friend who checked himself into the hospital after experiencing dizziness and weakness from the end results of chemotherapy. He was recently told that his chemotherapy has now saturated his system and he cannot receive any more to heal his cancer. He told us he was given a new drug for cancer therapy that would make him feel as if he was going through menopause. He would be sweaty one moment; he would cry uncontrollably the next and his emotions were up and down during our visit. He asked if I would relay to my prayer warriors that they pray for the Lord’s Will to be done for Chris Santello. He feels the Lord is calling him home soon. This is the same man I recently wrote about who shared Christ’s love with a cashier in a Home Depot affecting her life forever. In loving your love of Christ, you accept all things as the Will of the Lord and you celebrate this Love no matter what you are experiencing in your life. Please pray for Chris Santello.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today we pray Your Will be done in the life of Chris Santello. We pray especially for You to give him peace and eliminate his fear Lord. We pray for those today who have fallen away from the church that someone somewhere may touch their heart and allow them to return to the bosom of Christ. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

By Faith He Will Receive His Dues

Christ’s revelation
Witnessed in His Word
Read the Truth aloud
Your prayers to be heard

Seven Stars are held high
By Christ in Heaven above
He knows your actions
Endurance of God’s love

Imposters you will discover
Apostles they are not
They carry evil desires
Seeking a soul that is lost

They are the fallen ones
Weary and tired of sin
Repentance of ugliness needed
Salvation from the Lamb to win

A tree holds much knowledge
A life to lead in Truth
Fed by waters of Salvation
Faith, hope and charity to use

The just He will carry to the finish
By faith He will receive his dues
The blind man from Jericho as witness
All people gave praise to prove

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 15, 2010 @ 5:56 AM EST

 

November 16, 2010

Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. Revelation 3:19

Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22, Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 & Luke 19:1-10

When you read the book of Revelation, you experience an enormous amount of symbolism. From white garments representing the people who live an upright life to eye ointment removing spiritual blindness, the message was always clear that those who remain faithful will share in the everlasting life of Christ Jesus. We are reminded that God knows everything we do by the written facts in Revelation 3:1-3, “I know your works, that you have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Be watchful and strengthen what is left, which is going to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent. If you are not watchful, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come upon you.”

 

Psalm 15 speaks of such joy in loving our own as ourselves. Within our families, our neighbors/co-workers and our friends, we all want to be loved and treated with respect. If you make your life a model of Psalm 15:2-5, and walk in a complete surrender to in loving your love of Christ, you too will inherit Eternal Life. “Whoever walks without blame, doing what is right, speaking truth from the heart; Who does not slander a neighbor, does no harm to another, never defames a friend; Who disdains the wicked, but honors those who fear the LORD; Who keeps an oath despite the cost, lends no money at interest, accepts no bribe against the innocent. Whoever acts like this shall never be shaken.”  Christ came to find what was lost and give to those in need.
And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine day prayers of healing and peace for Chris Santello. We pray for those lost in the world by the Evil One’s grip of addictions. We pray for the hungry, those seeking abortions, those seeking employment and those who are homeless and cold. May Your Love warm their souls and keep them safe. I pray today for my brother Colen Christopher Wiggins who celebrates his 47th birthday today. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Giving All No Matter the Cost

The Lord is saying to me
Your works I enjoy to see
Stay alive in My Son to be
Repenting for Salvation’s glee

He may come in the night like a thief
Your life will end without being complete
Seek not your will by the Will of Him
Ever ready for the hour to join your kin

Dressed in white from living life right
Giving and not taking to be fruitful in sight
Rejoicing in the Lord and seeking the Light
Admonishing evil and ugliness of plight
Stand at the door and knock to get in
Victorious and joyful with a heavenly grin
Arm-n-arm with Christ on the Throne
God’s chosen Son forever sown

In your heart think with Truth
No one slandered as Christ-like proof
Harm not your fellow man
Neighborly love lived doing all you can

Give all you have to the person in need
Life’s expectations are not sin and greed
He wants you to find those who are lost
Giving all no matter the cost

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 16, 2010 @ 5:59 AM EST

 

November 17, 2010

“Worthy are you, Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things; because of your will they came to be and were created.” Revelation 4:11

Revelation 4:1-11, Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6, & Luke 19:11-28

John’s vision continues in Chapter 4 of Revelation as he is swept up in a spirit and enters the doors of Heaven. There he encounters the Throne of God where an image of majestic wonders surround His heavenly seat including gold and emeralds all which suggest the majesty of God. Sitting amongst Him are the 24 Elders who represent the 24 Tribes of Israel constantly giving praise to our God. I believe many of us want to constantly praise God in the same way but we haven’t figured out how to do this. How can we praise God all time? I mean, we have a family, a career and bills to pay, right? But the Book of Revelation gives us this imagery to accomplish the Will of God here on earth and by our lives; we can praise God continually in everything we do. What’s the first breath from your mouth when you get up in the morning? My wife and I say together, “in the Name of the Father Who created me, in the Name of Son Who Redeemed me and in the Name of the Holy Spirit Who sanctifies me, we offer You this day we are about to take on. You can praise God in all you do. There is nothing holding you back from talking to God all the time offering everything you are doing in His Name. Call on the Lord for everything. Give Him His due praise. And you too will see the Glory of the Lord! Hallelujah!

Luke 19 gives us the Parable with two themes: the Parable of the Productive Servant and the Parable of the Rejected King. Both allow us to understand even today the needs of being productive for Christ all the time while recognizing even He was rejected by many while establishing the New Covenant here on earth. Take each day as an opportunity to do more for the Lord. Look for ways to share the Kingdom of Heaven proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to bring Eternal Salvation for those who choose. Just as Christ was rejected, He explains to us that we will be pitted against even our own families in sharing the Good News of Christ Jesus. But do not dismay, be ever diligent for the Lord and seek not to accomplish your own will but seek to accomplish the Will of God. Only through His love and guidance can we become all God intends for us to be. By loving your love of Christ, you are a productive servant even when people put you down and are judgmental towards you.

And so we pray: Dear Lord, we continue our nine days of prayers of peace and healing for Chris Santello. We pray today for the Fort Myers Emmaus Team and candidates this weekend. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving for prayers answered for a friend and I ask Lord to use everyone who reads my study to be productive servants for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Salvation’s Vision to Be

The door is open
We will surely see
Repentance to proclaim
Is our guarantee

A halo surrounds Him
His Throne sparkles too
Majestic wonders of love
Constant adoration to prove

Almighty and Holy
Everyone will agree
Limitless and pure
Freedom eternally

Be productive for Him
Sharing the Truth eagerly
Even He was rejected
Salvation’s vision to Be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 17, 2010 @ 5:41 AM EST

 

November 18, 2010

If this day you only knew what makes for peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. Luke 19:42

Revelation 5:1-10, Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b & Luke 19:41-44

There comes a time in all of our lives we must either accept or deny God Who came to the earth in the form of a man to share His New Covenant by becoming sinless in all ways and proving His love for all humanity by allowing to be nailed to a Cross for the sins of the world. Here in Revelation 5 John describes a scroll held by God which details the Divine Plan for all mankind and there is only One Who can carry out this divine plan; Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God! Hallelujah! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God.” John 3:16-18

There is only one Who mediates peace in the world and that’s Jesus Christ. Christ’s ultimate death on the Cross would not and could not be understood by the Apostles who thought they would do anything to protect Him. We learned different in the denying of Christ by Peter and we have to remember that if we deny Christ, He will also deny us. “This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with Him we shall also live with Him; if we persevere we shall also reign with Him. But if we deny Him He will deny us. If we are unfaithful He remains faithful, for He cannot deny himself.” 2 Timothy 11-13 Hidden from their eyes was a Mystery before His Death and Resurrection that seemed so complex to understand. A Truth the Apostles would share with the world that would change Humanity forever.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we continue our 9-day of prayers of healing and peace for Chris Santello. We pray today for all those seeking employment that they may find work by their love of You. We pray for all those who asked us to pray for them and anyone who we said we would pray for.  We have continued prayers to accomplish Your Will in our lives and we ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28
 
Sharing His Truth Together

Written on a scroll
Held high up above
Man’s Salvation
Seen in a Dove

Seven is seen as perfection
Seals wrapped around a scroll
Lion of Judah will open
The Lamb of God of love

Blood of the Lamb anointed
Humanity forever known
Sins of evil forgiven
From the Cross forever shown

Dance on earth for rejoicing
Singing psalms of praise
His love is everlasting
Eternity’s covenant gaze

Peace unknown to ponder
Apostolate walk to see
Sharing His Truth together
Salvation for all Humanity

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 18, 2010 @ 5:28 AM EST

 

November 19, 2010

Then someone said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”  Revelation 10:11

Revelation 10:8-11, Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 & Luke 19:45-48

The Angel tells John to eat the small scroll saying, “Take and swallow it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”  Everything I have read on this statement points to “The Father of Judaism” in Ezekiel 3:1-3, “He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you; eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat. Son of man, he then said to me, feed your belly and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you. I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.” The prophet foretold troubling events but the Word of God is as sweet as honey to those who accept it and act upon it. Here in Revelation it is told to represent the final victory of God’s people and I believe we will experience this here in the United States as model for the world.

The House of the Lord is “a house of prayer, (not) a den of thieves” as Jesus tells the people who have turned the Temple into a Flea Market. His point drives home the message of how imperative it is to keep the House of God “Holy Ground.” How many of you feel this when you are at your church of choice? Do the surroundings feel special and lifted by the Spirit? Do the people around you seem to walk in the Spirit bringing with them a feeling of faith, hope, charity and love? Does the Word of God enter your mind, depart from your lips and reside in your heart there? As you sit back and take it all in, can you look over your community and see the Holy Spirit affecting the people? Well my friends if you do, then you understand what Jesus meant by saying: “My house shall be a house of prayer!” Amen.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine day prayer of peace and healing for Christ Santello. Today I pray especially for my mother whom I am praying she has a very special 70th birthday. May you keep her safe and full of Your love. Thank you Lord for Your Word which is as sweet as honey and our places of prayer and instruction. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Salvation Our Rest

A heavenly voice will speak
Soothing words of Truth
Swallowed to create
Honey for your proof

God’s people to find
Love so divine
Nothing can stop
Seeing Him at the top

A Promise so pure
Joys of heart to endure
Decrees of delight
Loving your love of Christ

A house to pray
Thieves are driven away
They put Him to death
Salvation our rest

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 19, 2010 @ 5:19 AM EST

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 20, 2010

When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will wage war against them and conquer them and kill them. Revelation 11:7

Revelation 11:4-12, Psalm 144:1, 2, 9-10 & Luke 20:27-40

This chapter of Revelation has many symbols coming from various areas of the bible. The lamp stands and olive trees represent martyrs who come from the Book of Zechariah 4:14; “These are the two anointed who stand by the LORD of the whole earth.” Details of turning water to blood come from Exodus where Moses turns the Nile River into blood. The Fire from Heaven comes from the Book Kings where the Prophet Elijah calls down fire from heaven. I believe the Lord is calling on us to understand that while the Evil One may conquer some or even kill the faithful, Our Lord and Our God will triumph over death by the raising of all the faithful who surrender to a life of worship and praise of our God.

We must remember our God is a God of the living as Jesus reminds us here in Luke, Chapter 20; “They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.” Luke 20: 36-38

Yesterday, I spoke to a lady who had worked for a church for 19 years and was abruptly let go because of cutbacks being implemented. I was happy to hear she took this instance to begin a ministry of visiting the sick. When I heard of her situation at my weekly prayer muffin Friday, I took her number and called her immediately to visit my friend Chris Santello. As we spoke about our love of God together, I felt the Holy Spirit calling me to pray with her before we hung up. We prayed for her desire to visit the sick, fulfill God’s Will in her life and that she find new direction by her faithful love of Christ Jesus. I am reminded of her today when Jesus speaks of our God who is a God of the living for to Him all are alive. Her new ministry of visiting the sick will lift up the spirits of those who are ill by her prayer and visitation allowing them to know our God is a God of the living even when the worst of illnesses will strike you by her being an instrument of faith, hope and love. While she missed Chris in the hospital because he had been discharged the day before, I know in my heart she will provide comfort and prayer for him and many others in the future as she fulfills God’s Divine Plan for herself. If you know anyone who is sick and could use a visit from a special Christ-filled lady, please let me know and I’ll pass along her phone number.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine days of prayer for healing and peace for Chris Santello. We pray today for Beverly Scott whose desire to follow Your Light and visit the sick and lonely will bring the Eyes of Christ to those hurting, confused and depressed. Give her Your strength Lord to accomplish Your Will in her ministry and guide all who are sick to Your Praise for the Glory of You in Heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Cruz-Wig
Romans 8:28

Life’s Author Paternal

Witness His Eternal love
Speak of His joy
Not your own accord
His peace in any noise

Fire of protection
Devouring many enemies
Water to blood
Martyrs for Gethsemane

The beast may slay
Corpse in a street
Citizens gaze to see
Breath of God to complete

Raised to life
The Martyrs of Love
God has called them
The Living to Heaven above

Victory of kings
Evil sword broke
Song of praise
God’s Eternal Yoke

He answered well
Life’s Author Eternal
Living God completes
Life’s Author Paternal

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 20, 2010 @ 5:37 Am EST

 

November 21, 2010

He is the Head of the Body, the Church. He is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that in all things He himself might be preeminent. Colossians 1:18

2 Samuel 5:1-3, Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 , Colossians 1:12-20 & Luke 23:35-43

What an amazing feeling it must have been to be anointed “King of Israel.” “Here we are, your bone and your flesh,” describes all the tribes of Israel to David. “In days past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led the Israelites out and brought them back. And the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel and shall be commander of Israel.‘” And so it was, David became King David of all of Israel and “David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned for forty years: seven years and six months in Hebron over Judah, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem over all Israel and Judah.” 2 Samuel 4-5 King David we learn became even more powerful because he trusted in the Lord and prayed to the Lord over everything. The bible tells us that David “inquired of the Lord” often and followed the Will of God in all things. There is no difference today in the way you conduct your life and by “inquiring of the Lord” over everything, you too will live the Will of God and be strengthened by His love.

Paul is addressing the congregation at Colossae because teachers were relating Christ to the cosmos in their order stressing angelic principalities and powers. These were connected with astral powers and cultic practices and rules about food and drink and ascetical disciplines. This practice Paul explains in his letter to the Colossians distracts from the work of Christ for Salvation and “are shadows of things to come; the reality belongs to Christ.” Colossians 2:17 Keeping us centered on the Salvation of Christ was Paul’s goal for all humanity realizing the need for mankind to focus on Christ’s death on the Cross conquering sin for all. The invisible God became flesh, “He is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of all creation. For in Him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is the Head of the Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from the dead, that in all things He himself might be preeminent.” Colossians 1:15-18

Luke had an understanding many scholars have argued that the destiny of all Christians is to be with Jesus. I wear a crucifix depicting three crosses with Christ in the center of the two sinners who were crucified with Jesus reminding me of this passage where Christ gives Salvation to the thief who asks Jesus for forgiveness stating, “Jesus, remember me when you come into Your Kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise .” Many of you may not realize that Luke’s record is the only location in the Gospel where the thieves are mentioned. It is important to remember that we are all Brothers and Sisters in Christ and it is our duty as Christians to become One in the Body of Christ. Last night I met a pastor of a local church and we talked about our love of God and what Jesus meant to Humanity for the forgiveness of sins. He said, “There will be no religion in heaven, just Glory to God.” Let us remember to focus on the goal of sharing faith, hope, charity and love to follow Jesus and become One with Him. It is not our agenda but it is sharing the Salvation of Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we continue our nine day prayer for peace and healing of Chris Santello. I pray today for Pastor Brock Shiffer. May his love of Your Son’s Truth bring many souls to Your doors in Heaven. Have mercy on me, a lowly sinner, who wants nothing more than to Glorify You in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

By His Blood Dripping in the Dirt

Bone and flesh
Willing for the test
Of David to be king
Israel his reign

Give thanks to the Name
Higher than all the stars
Up to His House I seek
The joy of God in life’s peak

Inheritance you share
The Holy Ones do care
The Light of Truth to guide
Sins to release and confide

He is the Firstborn
Who is and was and will be
The visible and invisible
Held together for all to see

His reconciliation of sins
Humanity does share to win
The Head, the Body, the Church
By His Blood dripping in the dirt

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 21, 2010 @ 7:07 AM EST

 

November 22, 2010

On their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished. Revelation 14:5
Revelation 14:1-3, 4b-5, Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 & Luke 21:1-4

There are many items of joy to recognize here in this passage of Revelation. Mount Zion is a central location in the bible’s setting for God’s people to gather such as; 2 Kings 19:30-31, Joel 2:32, Obadiah 1:17, Micah 4:6-8, and Zephaniah 3:12-20. In contrast to the beasts name being marked on the foreheads of pagans in Revelation 13:16-17, God’s Name and His Son’s Name are on their foreheads. While the virgins represent the first fruits because they are undefiled and did not indulge in idolatrous practices, they did not deny Christ as those do who are aligned with the Evil One seeking to destroy the Truth. When you live a life where no lies cross your lips, you are living a life filled with God’s Promise and you relish in the Truth to accomplish the Will of God.

Jesus Christ truly lived a life of poverty setting an example for His followers to endure. How many of you can say “I live a life free of material possessions?” Look around your house; trinkets, pictures, statues, clothes, shoes, etc., etc., etc. The list goes on and on and on. But do we really need all this stuff? Why must we have 30 pair of pants or 100 shirts in a closet? Why must we have 5 televisions in a house? Jesus said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” Luke 21:3-4 When you can live a life void of material possessions, you are truly showing your love of loving Christ. Parents work more in today’s society than ever before forgoing the need each child they bear needs to learn respect, honor, compassion, charity and love. Many children of today’s lack a real desire to show respect to their elders which stems from parents working too much seeking a life full of self and material possessions. Take a moment each day and turn everything off and relish your children. Tell them stories about your past or your families past. My father used to say to us kids at Christmas, “we used to get a pair of tennis shoes at Christmas and when they wore out or you grew out of them, you just went barefoot.” I remember stories my dad would tell about just having fun with friends where not a dime was spent. Times too long past but needed to be reintroduced to society today; living a life void of self, focused on giving instead of taking it now. God doesn’t want us to live past our means. He wants us to live in harmony with Him seeking only to accomplish His Will of faith, hope, charity and love. What can you give to the poor today? What can you tell a child today that will teach him/her respect?

And so we pray: Dear God, we continue our nine day of prayers for peace and healing of Chris Santello. Father God, we ask You today to teach us to be a people void of self where we learn to give and expect nothing in return. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Her Livelihood and Honor to the Lord of Lords

Atop Mount Zion
The Lamb looks to see
How faithful ones live
How His people yearn to be

A new song is sung
For lasting love to give
Respect to all the elders
Knowledge of Truth to live

Following the Lamb everywhere
No deceit passes over their tongue
Living a life void of sin and self
Unblemished since they were young

We the people long to see Your face
Our hands are clean our heart sinless
Accomplishing Your Will O’Lord
To live a life given by Your fullness

Wealthy people give a portion of excess
A Poor Widow gives all she can afford
Christ’s explains she gave more of herself
Her livelihood and honor to the Lord of Lords

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 22, 2010 @ 5:49 AM EST

 

November 23, 2010

So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth’s vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God’s fury. Revelation 14:19

Revelation 14:14-19, Psalm 96:10, 11-12, 13 & Luke 21:5-11

The amazing symbolism of Revelation comes from so many parts of the Bible allowing one to visit history over and over again. God is promising there will be a gathering of the faithful in the final judgment (“Use Your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time to reap has come, because the earth’s harvest is fully ripe.” Revelation 14:15c) by living a life dedicated to God and His Son’s Truth. Similarly, God is promising He will use His judgment to execute His wrath in the symbols of cutting the vines and throwing them into the press God’s fury. “Use your sharp sickle and cut the clusters from the earth’s vines, for its grapes are ripe.” So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth’s vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God’s fury.” The wrath of God may not frighten some of humanity but it is something He will execute so to speak to those who do not follow His Commandments. In Deuteronomy 28:15, God describes a wrath of curses that will offer His judgment to the unfaithful, “But if you do not hearken to the voice of the LORD, your God, and are not careful to observe all His commandments which I enjoin on you today, all these curses shall come upon you and overwhelm you.” As Christians, it is our duty to live a life of Christ to help those escape the fires of hell. Avoid the “Eternal Fire” as Christ described in the Gospel of Matthew but living a life of faith, hope, charity and love. Be guided by His Truth every waking moment so you too can live in an Eternal Kingdom with all the faithful.

Jesus warns us time and time again not to be fooled by false prophets who create smokescreens of satisfaction in lies and false hope. “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in My Name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them!” Luke 21:8 Through all of these lies and false hope will arise wars and troubles for mankind, but Christ reminds us not to be afraid and to live your life in His Truth for even if they kill you because of your love of Christ, you will live in an Eternal Joy with all the faithful in heaven. I’ve watched a man take his last breath in this world before when my stepfather passed away some years ago. As he lay in that Hospice room with my mother by his side, I prayed God would take him to His Kingdom in Heaven and after he breathed his last breath, I prayed God would do as I asked even though he had lived a life of hate and ugliness towards different people. But I will never know if he joined the faithful through Christ’s forgiveness or if he’s has been eternally damned to fire, all I know is I want my life to represent a life of following His Ways to accomplish His New Covenant of faith, hope, charity and love. “The Lord is good and His love endures forever.” Psalm 100:5

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, today we finish our ninth day of praying for peace and healing for Chris Santello. This Novena of prayers for him will continue in our prayer life as I pray for all souls who seek Your Son’s Truth and guidance as Chris does. Grant us all the faith to live a life free from worries where our trust in Your Promise lasts forever more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

His Truth Will Provide Your Cover

A white could He does sit
Gold Crown adorning His Truth
A ripe harvest He will grip
Signs of wonder follow as proof

A cluster of those who live in sin
Will be harvested and thrown in fire
The Fury of God you can trust
His judgment carried out for many a liar

He will come and judge the earth
Not a soul will escape His sentence
Either you will live Eternally free in Heaven
His justice you will witness causing your repentance

Not a stone survived from the Temple
He foretold each will topple on another
False prophets will lose control
His Truth will provide your cover

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 23, 2010 @ 5:55 AM EST

 

November 24, 2010

Great and wonderful are Your works, Lord God almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations. Who will not fear You, Lord, or glorify Your Name? For You alone are Holy. All the nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed. Revelation 15:3-4
Revelation 15:1-4Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9 & Luke 21:12-19

I can just hear the angels singing the song of Moses that comes from Exodus 15:1-18 where the Israelites sang after their release from oppression from Egypt. How many of you sang after your surrender to a life of Christ? I can remember the day I was “saved” because I consciously made a decision to surrender to a life of Christ. Last night, I spent a couple of hours in the prison for our monthly Ultreya follow-up meeting for Kairos. Any one of the prisoners can come to this monthly prayer meeting event and listen to a short witness and Scripture reading and then we break into groups to discuss the Scripture. Last night I was asked to witness less than 10 minutes before going before 37 searching incarcerated souls. I opened to the Book of Matthew calling on the Holy Spirit to lead me. God lead me to Chapter 9 verse 37-38 where Jesus exclaims, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” I immediately knew God was asking me to talk about the harvest because we are so close to Thanksgiving where the original Thanksgiving was to be thankful to God for the harvest.

Studying Luke 21 today rang clear last night as I talked about the prisoners need to be the “laborers” for the abundant “harvest” of souls there within their walls of confinement. I talked about their need to be diligent even though they are surrounded with adversity and hate. I reminded them that being Christian wasn’t ever going to be easy especially amongst people who have experienced such lifelong heartaches and poor choices. But now they have a choice to serve God with pride allowing them to be the eyes of Christ not wavering because of the toughness in appearance on the outside of some the inmates. I said, “You may walk by a guy who has tattoos everywhere looking as mean and ugly as can be. But remember; you can’t tell what that person has on the inside. He may be as soft as a kitten with a heart looking for God to enlighten his soul. Be God’s instruments of healing grace. And even you can change their toughness into a God-fearing saved soul.” When loving your love of Christ, people will hate you, even your own family will despise you but be ever resourceful and pray for them to come to know Christ as you have.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I pray today for all who are incarcerated that they may find Your Son’s Truth comforting and liberating because of His Salvation of Sins. I pray for guidance to accomplish Your Will Lord. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Powerless Refute

 

Awe-inspiring
Truth enabling
Sin forgiving
Eternal living

Almighty God
Heavenly weapon
Righteous Lord
Alpha Omega

Wonderful works
Salvation known
Justice revealed
Faithfulness sown

Persecuted Truth
Wisdom speaking
Perseverance secure
Powerless refute

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 24, 2010 @ 4:57 AM EST

 

November 25, 2010

God is faithful, and by Him you were called to fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

Sirach 50:22-24, Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 1Corinthians 1:3-9 & Luke 17:11-19

Today is a day in America we recognize many things about a group of Pilgrims who sailed to the ” New World ” in search of civil and religious liberty. First and foremost, these Pilgrims, the true first European Americans (everyone knows Indians were the first true Native Americans), asked God in prayer to guide them to joy and safety. These 106 (some accounts say 110) people encountered an impossible winter and over half the group died from starvation and cold. As spring set in, an Indian named Samoset walked into the camp stating “welcome” in English and this amazing fearless Indian stayed the night. He left the following morning only to return with the now famous “Squanto” who was an Indian who had sailed to England and Spain learning to communicate in English pretty good. It was by all accounts Squanto who taught them everything they needed to survive the next winter. He helped them plant corn by building rows of mounds and placing a fish in the soil to fertilize the plants. He taught them which plants was edible and poisonous helping them to grow different types of vegetables to store up for winter. By the fall of their first year, the Pilgrims had a bountiful harvest and decided to celebrate with a three-day feast of Thanksgiving to our God for a bountiful harvest. No doubt these Pilgrims were thankful for an Indian who was a God-sent establishing a settlement who could raise their own food to survive each winter.

This American tradition has gone through many types of transitions but was finally enacted into law by Congress in 1941. President George Washington issued the first Proclamation for a “Thanksgiving to God” in 1789 by stating, “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” We are a Christian Nation who established its government with divine guidance by and through the Word of God. We are in need as a Nation to unceasingly call out to God in thanks for His faithfulness to us as Paul describes in 1 Corinthians and relish the fellowship we all must embrace to give thanks for our strong nation in Christ. In loving our love of Christ Jesus, we return to Him each and every day giving thanks for His Salvation just as the man cleaned of leprosy did by our faith in the Father’s Promise.

And so we pray: Dear Abba Father, today we pray for our Nation of the United States of America calling out prayers of thanksgiving for Your love and guidance. May our young generation embrace Your Son’s Truth and His Words as guidance to remain strong and thankful in Your Holy Protection forever more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Thank You Lord

Thank You Lord
For a Nation of Peace
Thank You Lord
For Christ to greet

Thank you Lord
For times of peak
Thank You Lord
For our food to eat

Thank You Lord
For an America in Christ
Thank You Lord
For Your Word to guide

Thank You Lord
For our pride in You
Thank You Lord
For Your Son’s Truth so new

Thank You Lord
For the good America is
Thank You Lord
For Christ’s Salvation we live

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 11-25-2010 @ 6:17 AM EST

 

November 26, 2010

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will not pass away. Luke 21:33

Revelation 20:1-4, 11—21:2, Psalm 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a & Luke 21:29-33

In this chapter of Revelation, John refers to Satan as being chained up for a thousand years. Biblical scholars agree this amount of time is not be taken literally but as a symbol for a long period of time that Christ’s has overcome these forces of evil by His death and resurrection. The Son of God will judge according to our deeds and John emphasizes this in his statement, “The dead were judged according to their deeds, by what was written in the scrolls.” Revelation 20:12c Be faithful in living a life full of faith, hope, charity and love to accomplish the Will of God in all things.

We all have to be diligent as Christ states in His teachings in Luke 21:29-33 for the hour will come when judgment will fall upon the earth and those who are not ready will meet their final inspection. People have wondered about this for over 2000 years expecting the Second Coming of Christ to be imminent on several occasions. I say be prepared at all costs to accept His Call at any time day or night by your Practice, your Prayers and your Preaching. Today, I was mowing my neighbor’s yard who happens to be Muslim as a Thanksgiving treat of neighborly love. I was once again praising God in Psalm as children sat nearby watching and listening to me sing Hillsongs’ album “Faith + Hope + Love” whereas always one hand was raised high as the other gripped the mowers handle singing “It’s Your Love” at the top of my lungs. “And all the praise and glory to God, We sing Hallelujah sing Hallelujah, For the King has carried the Cross, He is risen from the grave. It’s Your love, It’s Your love, It’s Your love, That has saved me, It’s Your blood, It’s Your blood, It’s Your blood, That has cleaned me” all the while dancing behind a mower. I can see the difference in children reacting to a grown man singing and dancing in his front yard. My neighbor reminded me that it’s our eyes, our feet, our smile and our bodies that show forth our love of loving Christ. “It’s not us that save’s souls, it’s the Blood of Christ dripping on the Cross that saves souls by and through His Holy Spirit,” he said “We are the smiles of God who draw people near to say, ‘I want to have what he/she has.’” Be ready and ever diligent in being the eyes of Christ to share a smile of the One Who Saves.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for safe travels as I travel to share the Good News to people I meet in Orlando . I pray I always have the courage to sing and dance for You Lord to show others what loving their love of Christ can bring them. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

The Will of God to Fulfill

The Key to a heavy chain
Holds Satan in place
God’s resurrected Son
Sealed his burning fate

Beheaded martyrs
Redeemed by His Love
Bowing before Him
In Heaven above

If you worship the Beast
God will surely judge
Everlasting Hell
Souls burning below in sludge

God lives among His people
Dwelling in heart of gold
No matter what Satan may send you
Christ’s love does overthrow

Buds from a fig tree burst alive
Sharing the Truth of God’s Eternal guide
A Son Who sought not His Own Will
The Will of God to fulfill

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 25, 2010 @ 5:13 PM EST

 

November 27, 2010

Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:36

Revelation 22:1-7, Psalm 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab & Luke 21:34-36

God’s grace flowing from the “Water of Life” literally means Christ Jesus Himself. Such special imagery giving one thoughts of life everlasting by a surrender to the Truth by His Redemption of sins for all humanity. The tree of life gives off fruit each month and the leaves are used for medicine to keep the people clean and healthy. This cleanliness comes from only One source: the Lamb of God Who shed His Blood on Calvary. The Light of God will shine forever more and “they will look upon His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.” Revelation 22:4-5 Hallelujah!

When you live a life of loving your love of Christ, you do not live a life of drunkenness or carousing as Jesus reminds us in Luke 24:34, “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise.” The anxieties of everyday life can be lifted away by a complete surrender in Christ Jesus in all things allowing you to feel a grace of God’s Armor in all you do. I am ready Lord for anything You give me because my Trust in You allows me to feel confident even to the point of death. Are you this confident in the Lord’s Salvation? “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, may I always have the strength to worship You with confidence and vigilance. Be my Light to share Your Son’s Truth to anyone I meet. I ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans8:28

God’s Son Proved

Life-giving water
Light of Truth
Shed Life’s Anxieties
God’s Son Proved

(c) Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 25, 2010 @ 7:23 PM EST

 

November 28, 2010

Let us then throw off the works of darkness (and) put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:12-14

Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, Romans 13:11-14 & Matthew 24:37-44

The world seems to thrive on flesh and wearing too little too often. So much so I believe many women have lost their dignity when it comes to wearing clothes showing too much cleavage and skin. I am proud to say my wife has so much respect for this matter that she always wears something underneath her clothes to hide showing too much skin. It makes me proud of her decision to be dignified when wearing clothes in public and she is a model for all women to mimic. Paul reminds us of this in Romans 13: 12-14 when he writes “Let us then throw off the works of darkness (and) put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.” Amen.

If humanity at large followed the Way of the Lord and abided by His Word, I believe we would have less teenage pregnancies, less sexual assaults and less promiscuity. Teach your children the ways to conduct themselves with dignity and honor. Someone please stand-up and tell the youth of today that wearing your pants so we can see your underwear is an act of disrespect lacking proper dignity and honor. We as parents have a lot of teaching to do to correct what we have allowed main stream media to condone and promote. Our future depends on it. Loving your love of Christ allows you to walk in dignity and honor to seek the Will of the Lord and not your own agenda but the needs of sharing faith, hope, charity and love. Are you ready to meet the challenge to instill “Common Sense” into the youth of today for a better tomorrow?

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we pray the youth of today will seek Your ways to accomplish dignity and honor. We pray parents learn to teach their children respect for caring for themselves with joy of heart to end promiscuity in the world. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Lord Jesus Christ to Wear

Swords thrown away
Spears made into hooks
Living life in Christ’s way
Guided by the Book of Truth

Works of darkness shed
Armor of Light to care
No promiscuity or lust
Lord Jesus Christ to wear

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 25, 2010 @ 8:11 PM EST

 

 

November 29, 2010

Lord, I am not worthy to have You enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. Matthew 8:8

Isaiah 4:2-6, Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9 & Matthew 8:5-11

Living to Glorify the Lord in all things allows your focus to be a on the Cross; where all Salvation is centered. Seek the Cross and the Graces of God will follow immediately. When we focus on ourselves and materialistic needs, the Cross becomes out of focus and our destination is detoured.

I too believe as the Centurion that I am not worthy to have Christ enter my house. I, a lowly sinner, lacking in self-control repents daily from a life of sin and selfishness. It is through my faith that I believe I am saved by His Grace and Blood at the Cross. Keep His Cross centered in your life and feel the forgiveness He purchased for Humanity. Love your love of Christ and be a Cross dweller.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today I pray for strength to accomplish my first ever colonoscopy. No food for 36 hours has taken its toll on my strength and I seek You to guide me this morning as I Lector to read Your Word at 6:30 AM Mass. I thank You Lord for all Your gifts and I seek Your Will. Guide us all to have faith, hope, charity and love for our fellow man, In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Christ’s Healing

Luster and Glory
Fruit of the earth
Survivors of wrath
Seeking God’s perch

Searing judgment blast
Smoking cloud by day
Night flaming fire
God’s Word did say

Servant stricken
Centurion’s faith
Christ’s healing
Banquet date

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 28, 2010 @ 8:01 PM EST

 

November 30, 2010

Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men Matthew 4:19

Romans 10:9-18, Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 & Matthew 4:18-22

Paul reminds us to confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts God raised Jesus Christ from the dead we will be saved. How often do we really confess with our mouths Christ is King? Sunday in church? Seeing a beautiful bird in flight? Waking in the morning? The Bible tells us to pray unceasingly over everything in our lives, “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Confess often by calling on the name of Jesus, “thank You Jesus,” is a great way to begin. Find your own way of praising His Holy Name often. The Lord will enrich your life with faith, hope and love by your practice, by your prayers and by your proclamation. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring (the) Good News!” Romans 10:17

My favorite shirt is my “Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” t-shirt my wife found hanging in a Salvation Army one day. A nice big Christian Fish symbol on the front with a cross through the middle signaling to anyone I love Jesus. There’s something more being said here in Matthew by Jesus when He asks the four brothers to come follow Him. It’s their responses, “At once they left their nets and followed him,” and “immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” What we witness here is a complete surrender to a life of Christ by the first Apostles and they are in no way different than our need to surrender to His Will in everything in our lives today. I’ve heard people say, “I turn to God when I need something or when I experience troubles in my life.” But God wants us to worship Him continuously without fear, without hesitation and without distraction. He wants us to be “Fishers of Men and Women” sharing the Good News His Son brought to the world to accomplish the saving of souls by sharing His Truth allowing His Spirit to give them courage to repent and believe in the Gospel. Love your love of Christ and be a Fisher of Humanity.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today to always be the feet that bring the Good News proclaiming with our mouths the Gospel of Love. We pray our actions reflect a fisherman of sharing Your Son’s Salvation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Apostles Rock Christ’s Order

Mouth’s to confess
Jesus is Lord
Your heart believes
He’s humanity’s need

Proclaim to be saved
Belief never to be shamed
Lord is Lord of all
No distinction acclaimed

Beautiful feet bring the Good News
Someone to preach through and through
Hearing the Truth for Salvation’s sake
Forgiveness from making any mistake

The earth they go forth
To proclaim with pride
Jesus Christ is Lord
Eternal Truth your guide

A Law of Perfection
Simple wisdom yet True
Enduring forever to see
Words of wisdom to use

Calling to two brothers
Follow me to fish mankind
Next two leaving their father
Apostles Rock Christ’s order

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 30, 2010 @ 5:51 AM EST

 

December 1, 2010

Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them. Matthew 15:30

Isaiah 25:6-10a, Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 & Matthew 15:29-37

Let us rejoice and be glad for He has saved us from a burning eternal misery. Hallelujah! He sent His only Son to reconcile the world from sin allowing Him to be nailed to a Cross for our Salvation. He will wipe away our tears of sorrow, confusion and hate by accepting His Spirit as a guide for all your life has to offer. I find myself asking people I haven’t seen or heard from in years to forgive me for past mistakes knowing they were selfishly lead and ungodly. Seek only His Truth by His Word and you too will want to seek as well as give forgiveness to anyone at anytime in your life.

Psalm 23 has special meanings to many a person in our lives. It is a Psalm of understanding that God is in control of everything. When the President of the United States of America states his nation is no longer a Christian Nation, we as Christians should be offended by this and take steps to prove our president wrong. When a president has the audacity to cancel the National Day of Prayer instilled in Americans for years yet pray with the Muslims, we as Christian Americans should be offended by this. America ‘s first president puts it best when he wrote, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor.” October 3, 1789 Proclaiming a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. Psalm 23 has special meanings to all Americans; Christ is our guide and there is nothing we shall fear.

Jesus was moved with pity here in Matthew 15 after preaching to the crowds for three days because He knew they had not had any nourishment except His Spiritual nourishment. He fed them all with five loaves and two fish a symbolic number totaling seven meaning perfection. Many biblical scholars argue this feeding was probably a double of Matthew 14 where 5000 are fed. More importantly, one should focus on the healing of the many that came before Jesus. Just as in those days, Jesus can heal anything through faith, hope and love by our surrender to His Truth. Loving your love of Christ will heal you to practice, pray and proclaim the Good News of Christ Jesus. Amen.

And so we pray: Lord of all, we pray today for faith, hope, charity and love. Without these four areas of our life being complete, we know we accomplish only a half-way surrender to Your Son’s guidance of Truth. Help us to be 100% all of the time. Give us strength to pray unceasingly over everything in our lives to forever be thankful for Christ’s Eternal Salvation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Hunger Eternally Satisfied

All peoples will know
Lord of Lord will show
His wrath removes the veil
Of sin powerless to prevail

Tears He will wipe away
Death destroyed forever
Eternal life we gain
By the Nails at Calvary ‘s center

He is my Sheppard
Not a moment of want
Pastures of living sustained
Cool waters from His fount

Path’s of Truth I walk
Evil runs to hide
Courage from His Word
Is forever my safety guide

My table runs full
Overflowing from every side
Goodness exudes from my soul
I am a man void of pride

In His House I will dwell
Pleasures of Psalm 23 reside
His Kingdom I proclaim
A Truth I will never hide

Curing the sick and the lame
His power all recognized
Feeding many by Truth
Hunger eternally satisfied

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 1, 2010 @ 6:03 AM EST

 

December 2, 2010

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. Matthew 7:24

Isaiah 26:1-6, Psalm 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a & Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Keep the faith and see the Glory of the Lord. Hallelujah! There would come a day I would have to ask the people around me what they really think about the Surrender Christ Jesus asks of Humanity. Stop and take a look at your life: Are you seeking God’s help in everything you do? Are you listening to men or acting on God’s Will by prayer and listening to Him? Is your house built upon a rock of Salvation? Where is God in your life? I have a tag on the front of my car that says: Ask God. Ask God this: Can we really separate God from Country? God from Politics? God from Home? God from Community? God from Family?

Isn’t God the reason for everything in our life? When a child is conceived, wasn’t it God Who conceived it? When life comes to an end, isn’t God Who will judge you accordingly? Will He ask: Why didn’t you stand up and be a voice for the unborn? Will He ask: Why didn’t you stand up and help the homeless? Will He ask: Why didn’t you open your Bible more often and read My Word to your children? Becoming involved with your community can give someone hope. Love your love of Christ and get involved!

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for those who need to understand Your the reason for everything. We pray they never exclude Your presence from ANYTHING in their life. We pray Humanity will stand up for kindness, charity and justice. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Lord, Lord, Can I Come In?

Strong city lives His Truth
Walls are torn down
Thankful acts are seen
Faith rules everyone’s dream

The Lord is Trust
His Will can be
Humanity’s lust
Trust to see

Seek His refuge
Know His ways
He grants prosperity
Salvation’s day

Lord, Lord, can I come in?
Was My Father All to you?
Excluded at any time?
Or your eye covered and blind?

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 2, 2010 @ 5:25 AM EST

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2010

Then He touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29
Isaiah 29:17-24, Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 & Matthew 9:27-31

The Word of the Lord is Holy and His Name endures forever! Hallelujah! By your faith in Christ Jesus you too can see anything in your life. You can see the beauty in love, compassion, charity and the elderly. There’s something to be said about sharing your time with the elderly, the blind and the poor. In you, even a blind person can see the joy of the Lord. They can witness your strength in His Word by your proclamation. When the Holy Spirit gets a hold of me, I transform into a voice of God that booms His Word joyfully. Love your love of Christ and your life will be lived according to your faith. Amen.

And so we pray: Dear Lord, protect my travels today from Atlanta as we drive 20 hours in 36 hours to attend my son’s audition for the Berklee School of Music. May his audition be according to Your Will filled with The Holy Spirit guiding his fingers across the piano in heavenly sounds of love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

If You Believe He Will Save You

An orchard to a forest
Lord’s Will can be
Fruit for the taking
Grace fulfilled in thee

Gloom and darkness lifted
The blind will surely see
The goodness in the Lord
Transformed their life to be

Work of evil cutoff
Hands free from sin
The Defender’s justice
Salvation for those who win

No shame in praying in public
Proclamation a joy to see
Living life according to His Will
The Cross the Center of your family

Crying out to the Son of David
Have pity on those who can’t see
If you believe He will save you
By your faith will you peer to be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 2, 2010 @ 5:59 AM EST

 

December 4, 2010

As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:7-8

Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26, Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & Matthew 9:35–10:1, 5a, 6-8

How many of us would trust in the Lord so much, we would leave our home and share the Good News without taking any money or food to eat? I’m sure many of you will say, “I haven’t been called to be a preacher, I’m a lawyer, I’m a teacher, I’m an engineer, I’m a doctor,” etc. etc. But I implore you to reconsider. Sharing the Good News requires faith in your ability to see Jesus in everything you do. He is the Way to accomplish it all. When you walk the walk and talk the talk, you become a disciple by your actions and your words. You raise awareness to His Truth by an ever present love you display in your faith, hope, charity and love to friends, family, co-workers and strangers alike. Christ knew the workers would be few but the harvest abundant because the temptation of materialistic selfish gains would pull people away from a life of giving and having less for the sake of their Salvation. Love your love of Christ and proclaim, “‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” repent and believe in the Gospel. Amen.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, Lord of All, we pray today in Thanksgiving for a successful trip to Atlanta where even to total strangers, we shared the Good News of Your Son’s Truth. Teach us to freely give what we have been given and expect nothing in return. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Give His Proof

Weep no more
Eternal life we implore
Christ is the way
“Walk in it” He will say

Rich and abundant
Water to grow
Seed of truth
Humanity to sow

Gracious is He
Healing every wound
Temptation to be
A Heavenly tune

Pity He felt
Lifting their hearts
Troubles were dealt
Renewed life’s start

Many in need
Few workers show
Desire to be
Disciples who grow

Heaven is near
Proclaim His Truth
No cost received
Give His Proof

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 4, 2010 @ 5:50 AM EST

December 5, 2010

Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the Glory of God. Romans 15:7

Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17., Romans 15:4-9 & Matthew 3:1-12

Paul speaks of humanity becoming One in Christ for the glorification of the Father by our practice, prayer and our preaching. It is by our practice that we have divine instruction for us to rely on and by our prayer and preaching we place God first in all we do. “For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:4-6

Welcome one another in Christ as John the Baptist did in the desert as he baptized anyone who came to accomplish the Will of the Lord. John spoke of Christ as if he knew him before he arrived exclaiming; “I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is Mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry His sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11 By our Baptism we are cleaned and born anew and now led by the Holy Spirit. Love your love of Christ and seek the Holy Spirit to lead you.

And so we pray: Dear God, I pray today to always welcome anyone as Christ welcomed me for the Glory of You. May the Holy Spirit guide us to be One with You for all eternity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

His Sandals I Cannot Carry

Council my spirit
Council my strength
Guide me eternally
Guided by length

Child playing with a leopard
A wolf dining with the Lamb
Lion grazing with a heffer
Kingdom of God is at hand

Scripture Humanity’s guide
Given endurance of Truth
Welcome one another in Spirit
Humanity’s Salvation as proof

Screaming in the desert
Repent for the Kingdom is at hand
His sandals I cannot carry
Spirit of fire greets the Lamb

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 5, 2010 @ 6:28 AM EST

 

December 6, 2010

Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? Luke 5:23

Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 & Luke 5:17-26

Every time I read Isaiah, I feel the Holy Spirit rising in me as I listen to the poetic descriptions of the coming of the Lord. Last night I had a chance to meet several people and talk about the coming of the Lord. We all seemed to agree if your trust is in Christ Jesus your fear would be less. But the times are proving there is a need to for Humanity to revert to our Bible and listen to God’s Will in constant prayer. There will come a time God’s judgment will fall upon the earth and by loving your love of Christ you will be prepared. A life centered on your surrender to Christ in practice, in prayer and in proclamation allowing you to rise and walk because your sins have been forgiven.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today our life reflects Your Will guided by our desires of faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Rise and Walk

Blooms of life growing
Given from up above
Parched land no more
Filled with God’s Holy love

Fear in strength
Fear in Psalm
Fear not Humanity
Fear never wrong

Pools of life open
Desert lands will know
Glory of God’s existence
Thankful love to show

A saving God of mercy
Surely each of us bring
Proclamation of His people
Mankind’s Psalm to sing

Paralytic lying on a stretcher
Lowered from the roof above
His sins are forgiven
“Rise and walk” says the Lamb of Love

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 6, 2010 @ 6:18 AM

 

December 7, 2010

In just the same way, it is not the will of your Heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.  Matthew 18:14

Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13 & Matthew 18:12-14

The prophet Isaiah describes the return of those exiled from Babylon to Jerusalem and we see a parallel here from Matthew 3:3 of John the Baptist crying out in the desert “repent the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The center of Christ’s mission was to help the poor realize that they are just as important in the kingdom of heaven as the rich. Christ came to the earth to help those who are lost as we learned here in the parable of the lost sheep. Do you not rejoice when you help one lost brother or sister find their way back to Christ Jesus? Christ explains it is not the will of the Father for anyone to be lost and not be saved by the grace of God. Just by helping one lost soul seek Christ in your eyes, your hands and in your feet, you establish the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to come upon this lost soul and be saved by the grace of God. Love your love of Christ and help the lost sheep to find their way home.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for lost sheep of the world. May we be the eyes that greet the lost with the open arms of Christ. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

God bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

He Expects Us to Seek Them

Eternal comfort we find
Guilt lost in the dust
Crying out in the desert
Salvation in the God of Trust

You may sing a new song
The Lord is gracious and True
His rule upon the earth
Announced in Salvation’s due

Can one of ninety-nine go astray?
The Will of God says no
He expects us to seek them
Christ’s Salvation they must know

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 6, 2010 @ 7:51 PM EST

 

 

December 8, 2010

 

And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called Holy, the Son of God. Luke 1:35

 

Genesis 3:9-15, 20, Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 & Luke 1:26-38

In Genesis we learn the serpent has tricked Eve into eating from the forbidden tree and as many a man will do, follow his girl into anything when she calls for him. We experience this even today when we allow Satan to trick us and lead us in a life of selfish acts. We forget about our families and responsibilities and allow the evil spirits to sway our feelings about doing wrong when we know in our heart we should be running away as fast as we can. There is much to learn from Genesis and we all should spend some time in this book to help direct our paths of righteousness.

Paul again reminds us Christ is the foundation of the world laid before all the heavens were in place. As too His Plan for Salvation by sending His Angel Gabriel to announce to Mary of Galilee that she would give birth to a son by stating, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,  and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and He will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1: 30-33 I have heard many a sermon on the words, “Do Not Be Afraid.” Words guided by many an Angel in Scripture to rid our soul of fear and replace it with faith, hope and love. Love your love of Christ and “Do Not Be Afraid.”

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, guide us to never be afraid just as Mary was in accepting her mission for all humanity. Send the Holy Spirit to us to practice, pray and proclaim the Good News to all we meet. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

A Kingdom With No End

Tricked by the serpent to see
Adam ate from the tree
Following the woman to be
Mother of all Humanity

Christ is in us
Foundation of all
Call upon Him
Salvation from the fall

Gabriel the Angel arrived
Seeking Mary’s side
“The Lord is with you,” he said
Her acceptance void of pride

A birth of a son you will give
He will rule over the world you live
A Kingdom with no end
The Son of God to commend

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 8, 2010 @ 7:39 PM EST

 

December 9, 2010

Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he, Matthew 11:11

Isaiah 41:13-20, Psalm 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab & Matthew 11:11-15

John the Baptist was revealed by the Angel Gabriel to Mary when he came upon her and stated “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” After explaining to Mary how she will bare a son and He will be called “Jesus, the Son of the Most High,” Mary was told of her cousin Elizabeth’s pending birth of a son in her old age “for nothing will be impossible for God.” Today, I want us all to keep in mind; “nothing will be impossible for God” if it is His Will and your faith is strong enough to accept His Will in all things, “nothing will be impossible for God.”

Recently, I began sending my study to a life-long friend whom I love as a brother. We made a pact as 18-year-old kids to be “Bros for Life” and our relationship has never waivered. We call each other often and I lift him and his family up in prayer daily. They are my friends who I call my chosen family. They have a neighbor whose son is fighting cancer and this boy’s name is Jhaysonn. I am unsure of his age but my friend shared my study with him and his father is receiving my study from this day forward. His father wrote me last night to share his prayer chain letter with me and I wanted to ask all my prayer warriors to add Jhaysonn to their daily prayers as I will from last night on. Through the power of prayer we all believe loving our love of Christ “nothing will be impossible for God.” Pray my friends pray.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today we begin a nine-day prayer of healing and peace novena for Jhaysonn Pathak. We ask You Lord to place Your Healings Hands on Jhaysonn’s tumor and melt it away like snow in the sun. Allow Your Son’s Truth guide him and his mother and father to live Your Will and grant us this prayer by our faith and love in the Name above all other Names Jesus Christ. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Salvation By God He Sent

Your Hands O’Lord are healing
Your Hands O’Lord reveals
The Truth in the Word of Living
The Truth of love so real

Dry ground flowing waters exude
Your grace falls upon the faithful
Trees grow tall for air to breath
The wasteland of souls now believe

Extol our King in thanksgiving
His Mighty Arm will save in lieu
The weak and ill are healed forever
God’s Power can take away the blues

A great man foretold in the desert
Of a Son Who calls all to repent
By His Death we are all liberated
Salvation by Christ He sent

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 9, 2010 @ 5:29 AM

 

December 10, 2010

If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18

But wisdom is vindicated by her works. Luke 11:19c

Isaiah 48:17-19, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Matthew 11:16-19

There is a poem Mother Teresa of Calcutta is said to have placed on a wall at her home for children and in her personal room titled “You and God.” The last stanza reflects the following: “It is between you and God; It never was between you and them anyway.” Mother Teresa shared her understanding of “wisdom is vindicated by her works” through her daily life of faith, hope, charity and love. She never allowed anyone to sway her determination to give more to the poor, more to the homeless or more to the sick and dying. She picked up people lying in the streets dying of AIDS and gave them a place to die in comfort, honor and peace. She followed the commandments of the Lord and her life was filled prosperity and her vindication was the people she led to join her way of giving, prayer and hope to the countless people they are still helping today 13 years after her death. Is it between you and God or is it between you and them anyway?

Isaiah tells us to allow God to teach us what is right and Christ reminds us that “wisdom is vindicated by her works.” Even as Jesus was being called a “glutton and a drunkard,” He was steadfast is teaching His New Covenant of faith, hope and love. People look at others as if they know them when they make comments or gossip about complete strangers. The Bible teaches us not to judge your fellow neighbors in James 4:12, “Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. Whoever speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. If you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.” Loving your love of Christ allows you to look at everyone as a Brother or Sister in Christ where your wisdom is vindicated by your works.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue or nine-day of prayers for the young man Jhaysonn suffering from cancer. Today Lord, I specifically ask You in prayer to help find a young man kidnapped in Mexico by the terrorist who have been raging war there on their citizens. He is a relative of a close friend who is devout to Your Son’s Truth. Teach us all Lord to follow Your Works to accomplish Truth in living and live Your Will in all we do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Wisdom Vindicated Works So Firm

Good is taught by our Lord
His Word our guide to implore
His Commandments sure to endure
The Salvation of Christ to ensure

Stay clear of the wicked at heart
Your dreams and joys will part
Walking not with sinners in the park
Seeking God in all you do from the start

This generation needs to learn
John the Baptist’s call of concern
Repentance of sin to yearn
Wisdom vindicated works so firm

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 10, 2010 @ 5:58 AM EST

 

 

 

 

December 11, 2010

This is the One about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.’ Matthew 11:10

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10, Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10., James 5:7-10 & Matthew 11:2-11

Isaiah speaks of such wonder with flowers blooming, parch land becoming rich and full while rejoicing and singing displays strength in the weak telling the frightened to fear not for their God will exult them. Many of us are frightened by what we experience each and every day. Families being destroyed because of drugs and sexual promiscuity. Children living in the streets while perhaps thousands of high-rise apartments go unlived in. There is something dreadfully wrong in our culture today when we allow our nation to be driven by Mass Media and sinful philosophical ideas. There is such a need for everyone to stand up and bond our love of God together to strive for the common good. Many have become complacent but there is a solution: Jesus Christ.

As I walked yesterday towards an abortion clinic to pray with several people from 7-9 AM and began to cross the street, I looked down and noticed a pink baby doll lying in the street so I leaned down and picked it up. I had this overwhelming sense of irony as I sat and held the baby as we prayed in front of the building where its address is 6660 and countless babies have been murdered there in years past. I reflected on a poem I wrote titled, “Thrown Away in a Bin” thinking the babies might as well be thrown away in the streets without a care in the world. I learned later this baby doll had been tied to another baby doll and thrown over a palm branch in front of the clinic as a symbol of the death occurring there. Tears began to well up in eyes as I thought, “How many of these children being killed here today would have been doctors who cured cancer or could have been president?” What have we allowed to happen all these years here in America ? Genocide of our own society?

The Book of James reminds us to be patient for the coming of the Lord while learning to live in harmony with one another not speaking ill of anyone and certainly not judging anyone. James reminds us also to reflect on those Prophets and people who took upon themselves the hardships of proclaiming their love of Christ to their ultimate death. As it was written in the Old Testament of Malachi 3:1: “Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.” In loving your love of Christ, you stay steadfast for the coming of the Lord in faith, hope, patience and love.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine days of prayer for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace. We pray today especially for those who are homeless, out of work and addicted to drugs. May this season of Your Son’s birthday be filled with faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Of Christ Who Is and Shall Be

The Glory of God will sing
Patience of love to bring
Salvation for the steadfast in love
The Truth  descending from above

Be patient and kind my friends
Not vengeance of a neighbor or kin
Firm and repentant to win
Freedom from hatred and sin

The lame have walked
The blind can see
Faith in the Truth
Of Christ Who Is and shall Be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 12, 2010 @ 7:05 AM EST

 

December 12, 2010

This is the One about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.’ Matthew 11:10

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10, Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10., James 5:7-10 & Matthew 11:2-11

Isaiah speaks of such wonder with flowers blooming, parch land becoming rich and full while rejoicing and singing displays strength in the weak telling the frightened to fear not for their God will exult them. Many of us are frightened by what we experience each and every day. Families being destroyed because of drugs and sexual promiscuity. Children living in the streets while perhaps thousands of high-rise apartments go unlived in. There is something dreadfully wrong in our culture today when we allow our nation to be driven by Mass Media and sinful philosophical ideas. There is such a need for everyone to stand up and bond our love of God together to strive for the common good. Many have become complacent but there is a solution: Jesus Christ.

As I walked yesterday towards an abortion clinic to pray with several people from 7-9 AM and began to cross the street, I looked down and noticed a pink baby doll lying in the street so I leaned down and picked it up. I had this overwhelming sense of irony as I sat and held the baby as we prayed in front of the building where its address is 6660 and countless babies have been murdered there in years past. I reflected on a poem I wrote titled, “Thrown Away in a Bin” thinking the babies might as well be thrown away in the streets without a care in the world. I learned later this baby had been tied to another baby and thrown over a palm branch in front of the clinic as a symbol of the death occurring there. Tears began to well up in eyes as I thought, “How many of these children being killed here today would have been doctors who cured cancer or could have been president?” What have we allowed to happen all these years here in America ? Genocide of our own society?

The Book of James reminds us to be patient for the coming of the Lord while learning to live in harmony with one another not speaking ill of anyone and certainly not judging anyone. James reminds also to reflect on those Prophets and people who took upon themselves the hardships of proclaiming their love of Christ to their ultimate death. As it was written in the Old Testament of Malachi 3:1: “Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.” In loving your love of Christ, you stay steadfast for the coming of the Lord in faith, hope, patience and love.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine days of prayer for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace. We pray today especially for those who are homeless, out of work and addicted to drugs. May this season of Yours Son’s birthday be filled faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Of Christ Who Is and Shall Be

The Glory of God will sing
Patience of love to bring
Salvation for the steadfast in love
The Truth  descending from above

Be patient and kind my friends
Not vengeance of a neighbor or kin
Firm and repentant to win
Freedom from hatred and sin

The lame have walked
The blind can see
Faith in the Truth
Of Christ Who Is and shall Be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 12, 2010 @ 7:05 AM EST

 

December 13, 2010

Guide me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior. For you I wait all the long day, because of Your goodness, LORD. Psalm 25:5

Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a, Psalm 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 & Matthew 21:23-27

There are times in all of our lives we cannot understand why something happened. We try and try but it seems to escape us. We might even say, “God, you got this wrong; why did my dad have to die.” I reflected on this statement when I pulled over with four kids in my car as we drove home from church yesterday next to a lady and a little girl placing flowers by a sign of someone who had been killed in a car accident on Krome Ave. I pulled up and asked, “I’m sorry to disturb you, but I was wondering if me and the children could pray for you?” The lady smiled and said yes and I asked her who the sign was for. She replied, “My husband, her father.” And she told me his name. I said to the children immediately “we are going to pray for her husband and this little girl’s father” as the woman bowed her head the little child joined her and I prayed aloud. The mother looked up at me as I finished and she smiled saying “thank you.” We all waived goodbye with a “God Bless You both and bye little girl” while they both smiled and waived back.

It’s hard to trust and let go sometimes. The Chief Priests were no different when they questioned Jesus here in Matthew 21:23-37 saying, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I shall ask you one question, and if you answer it for Me, then I shall tell you by what authority I do these things. Where was John’s baptism from? Was it of heavenly or of human origin?” As they discussed it amongst one another, they too were embarrassed and frightened to answer for John was a mighty Prophet indeed and all the people loved him. This fright is a natural feeling; can we let go and let God be the center of our lives? Do we question Him regarding the death of a loved one or seek comfort from Him? The Free Will God gives all Humanity has no limits and sometimes because of this Free Will bad things can happen. It’s how we react and share this tragic event in our life is what makes us God-fearing people. When you love your love of Christ, you love His Father’s Will and celebrate it in good times and in bad times knowing He can comfort you if you allow Him to.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine-day of prayers for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace. Today we pray for all those who have lost loved ones that You Lord may give them peace during this Christmas Season. Guide us in Your Truth Lord and teach us to be a people of faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

God’s Redemption to Know

Orate your voice
To the Spirit of Life
Seek what God says
Trust His Son’s fight

He fights for justice
He fights for love
He fights the darkness
Of Satan’s sinful shove

He will teach you
Guide you by His Word
Be humble in His justice
Giving kindness to a bird

To confront and question
Chief Priests fought Him so
His authority came from Heaven
God’s Redemption to know

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 13, 2010 @ 5:27 AM EST

 

December 14, 2010

When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him. Matthew 21:32

Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13, Psalm 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23 & Matthew 21:28-32
Zephaniah is said by many Biblical Scholars to speak very boldly about God because he was proclaiming the Word of the Lord. “Woe to the city, rebellious and polluted, to the tyrannical city! She hears no voice, accepts no correction; In the LORD she has not trusted, to her God she has not drawn near.” Zephaniah 3:1-2 The Book of Zephaniah proclaims a message of judgment yet encouragement with three key points: The first being God is sovereign over all nations, secondly the wicked will be punished while the righteous will be vindicated on the day of God’s Judgment and lastly God blesses those who repent and trust in Him. There will come a day when the Lord’s Wrath will fall upon the earth and those of us who are repentful filled with faith, hope and love will be taken up to heaven to receive His Promise of Everlasting Life.

Jesus continued to question the chief priests with a parable of two sons: “A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’  He said in reply, ‘I will not,’ but afterwards he changed his mind and went. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir,’ but did not go. Which of the two did his father’s will?” Matthew 21:28-31 These questions are viable today when you ask yourselves: “Do you follow Christ’s call to repentance?” Even the prostitutes and tax collectors who were Baptized by John the Baptist followed John’s call to repentance but the religious leaders of the day condemned themselves by their answer. Have you answered the call by Christ to repent becoming a person of dignity, honor and respect? Or have you met Christ only half way and continue a life of sinful ways? Loving your love of Christ brings you full circle in life and allows you to embrace surrender to His Love with complete confidence and love in His Truth.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we continue our nine days of prayer for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace. We pray we always trust in Your Word to guide us to be people of faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

The Will of God to Guide Them

Are you rebellious and polluted?
His voice mute to your ear?
Purity will pass across your lips
The Word of God will provide true fear

The brokenhearted is close to His Love
Guided by His Truth in every way
In their distress He rescues them
A faith guided by love to play

Two sons are asked to work
Repentance is the last perk
The Will of God to guide them
The Kingdom of Heaven abide them

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 13, 2010 @ 10:21 PM EST

 

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2010

Turn to me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!  Isaiah 45:22

Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25, Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 & Luke 7:18b-23
I love meeting new people and talking to them about the love of our Lord and Savior and what God means to our country. I look back on the Founding Father’s attitudes about God and smile when I meet people who are willing to do whatever it takes to keep God in their life and the foundation of our Democratic Structure. George Washington once wrote, “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” The Prophet Isaiah spoke continuously about turning to the Lord for safety and forgiveness writing “Only in the LORD are just deeds and power!”

As Christian people, we are responsible for sharing the “Good News” of God’s Only Son with mankind making no distinction of political parties or ideals. It is our duty as Americans to seek refuge and forgiveness from our God and promote morality, justice and faith. “For thus says the LORD, The creator of the heavens, Who is God, The designer and maker of the earth Who established it, Not creating it to be a waste, but designing it to be lived in: I am the LORD, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:18 Jesus reminds us in Luke 7:23, “blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.” People everywhere are coming back to God realizing the importance of living with honor and Truth. Loving your love of Christ is instilled in your daily life by your desire to see your friends, community and nation be blessed by the One and Only True God.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we have reached day seven of our nine days of prayer for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace. Today we pray especially for those involved in sharing conservative ideas of Your Heavenly grace by Your Divine Teachings through Your Word. May our work be only for the Your Will Lord seeking to share Your faith, Your hope, Your Charity and Your love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

No Offense Disproved

In the Lord
No other exists
His love eternal
Forgiveness His bliss

He creates joy
He creates woe
He brings rain
He brings snow

Designer of all
Earth and love
His Word teaches
Forgiveness to know

Seek His Son
Seek His Truth
Blessed are you
No offense disproved

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 15, 2010 @ 5:49 AM EST

 

December 16, 2010

The LORD calls you back, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, a wife married in youth and then cast off, says your God. Isaiah 54:6

 

Isaiah 54:1-10, Psalm 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b & Luke 7:24-30

Do you ever feel the Lord calling you back? Back from sinful selfish ways? Back from meeting Him halfway? Back to His Strong Arms where He waits continuously to cradle you in His Arms of Mercy. Isaiah reminds us God will never forsake you. He may get mad at you but He will never leave you. He is our Father and His love is a deep bonded paternal love. The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, Who marches with you; He will never fail you or forsake you.” His Mercy guides us if we allow His Decrees to settle into our souls where His Holy Spirit will give us New Life of hope, faith, charity and love.

Many of us would agree our nation has begun to come back to the Lord. There are sweeping reforms happening in churches all over America embracing the Holy Spirit to guide our selfish ways back to His care. He is waiting with open arms and with His Mighty Arms He will embrace this great nation with joy in our hearts. His Covenant of Peace is Eternal and His Mercy forgiving as Isaiah tells us in our last verse of today’s reading; “Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken, says the LORD, Who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 In Loving your love of Christ, you embrace the New Covenant of Love fulfilled in Christ’s Life, Death and Resurrection.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we continue our nine days of prayer for Jhaysonn’s peace and healing. We pray today to be a people who travel back to Your Trust sustaining our confidence in Your Word and our vocations to accomplish Your Will. “I will never forsake you or abandon you” will guide us by our faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Blood of Peace

Cry with joy
Return with surety
His love sustains
His mercy unsparing

Noah He promised
Water rise not
His anger diminishes
Secrets to unlock

Rescued from sin
Good will obtained
Forever give thanks
Preach to proclaim

Covenant of peace
Righteousness to speak
Christ’s Salvation granted
Blood of Peace

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 16, 2010 @ 5:44 AM EST

 

December 17, 2010

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1
Genesis 49:2, 8-10, Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17 & Matthew 1:1-17
Matthew lends a hand to searching Christ’s bloodline forty two generations deep. Many Bible scholars agree this shows a detailed continual plan from Abraham to Christ’s birth and relates to the passage in Genesis 22:17-18 “I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies, and in your descendants all the nations of the earth shall find blessing–all this because you obeyed my command.”  Many of us think often about our family’s past of where we come from and from whom. I pray we all keep in mind that we are from one true source making us all brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe if we consider Humanity as one big family, we may begin to understand what living with faith, hope, charity and love will show in loving our love of Christ.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father today is our ninth day of prayer of peace and healing of Jhaysonn. Our prayers will continue for Jhaysonn Lord and we ask you to heal him from his affliction. Allow him to continue his love of You and by his healing, be a true witness to Your amazing grace and power. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Christ the Son of God to Implore

Sons bow to their fathers
Respect learned from birth
Guided by words of wisdom
The Father of all the earth

Flourish worldly people
Justice is yours to gain
Life’s plan for you constant
Christ’s joy void of pain

Abraham’s descendants flourish
Numerous as the sands of the shore
David His great royal believer
Christ the Son of God to implore

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 17, 2010 @ 5:03 AM EST

 

December 18, 2010

Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David; As king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land. Jeremiah 23:5

 

Jeremiah 23:5-8, Psalm 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19 & Matthew 1:18-25

The foretelling of God’s Only Son came in many areas throughout the Old Testament as Jeremiah details here to “raise up a righteous shoot to David;” Jesus Christ. I have often dreamed of living in the days of old as a Prophet who listens to God’s voice through writing, fasting and prayer. In many ways, we each have a responsibility to proclaim the “Good News” of Christ just as the Prophets of old did thousands of years ago. Even before Christ was born, God presented His Plan to the Prophets to prepare His People for the coming of Jesus. We are responsible now to proclaim His Second Coming living as the eyes, hands and feet of the Lord.

People will see this in you and begin to ask you questions to help them in their lives. Last night at a Christmas party, the husband of a fellow teacher approached me for the first time ever and asked “Is it Okay to hold back giving ten percent to God when you are having financial difficulties?” Today more than ever, people everywhere are experiencing financial hardships and will begin to ask themselves “should I stop giving to God when times are so tough?” As I explained to my fellow teacher’s husband, “God will test you in many situations in your life. These are the times when you should give more to the Lord and God will abundantly shine His Graces on you.” I finished by telling him God understands when you withhold giving to the church for financial difficulties but consider what areas of your life can you change to give more to God each time you get paid. My wife added, “Substitute your giving with work for the Lord. Visit the sick, console the elderly or volunteer in a homeless shelter.” We give more to the Lord when we stop and think how to love our love of Christ by any means possible, be it giving all we have financially or physically. As Mother Teresa put it, “It’s between you and God anyway.”

And so we pray: Heaven Father, we pray today for those who are experiencing financial difficulties in the Season of Your Son’s Birth. We pray You guide us to understand how to give even when we have no money to give by being an example in our talents and our time. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

He Named the Child Jesus

A Shoot of Righteousness
Foretold by the Lord
Came to save us from sin
His Blood on a Cross implored

The lowly and poor He kisses
Each and every cry He hears
Thankful to the Lord of the Heavens
Be joyous for each and every fear

Afraid he was told not to be
The Angel whispered so graciously
Mary is with child by the Spirit of God
Joseph agreed and named the boy for Humanity

As the Angel instructed
He Named the child Jesus
Sins He will save for mankind’s need
Proved by the Blood for us all to heed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 18, 2010 @ 6:41 AM EST

 

December 19, 2010

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God, which He promised previously through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures. Romans 1:1-2

Isaiah 7:10-14, Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6., Romans 1:1-7 & Matthew 1:18-24
While I sat with about eighty men and prayed last Friday morning, one of my Brother’s in Christ pointed out to me this passage, “a slave of Christ Jesus,” saying, “I like this, He was a Slave of Christ.” I replied with an, “Amen Brother. A Slave of Christ Jesus! Hallelujah!” To be a slave of the Truth allowing yourself the joy of being One with God as Isaiah and all the Prophets where He resides in your soul to guide you and teach you. Paul teaches those of us who believe in Christ to be “proclaimer’s of His Truth” in an abiding reality of not being holy men and women but sharing His Gospel of Redemption.

After countless hours of studying the Bible and learning more about the Saints and Martyrs, I have come to understand that personal holiness is an effect of Redemption and not the cause of it. One cannot be focused on his own holiness to receive Redemption or place this desire above getting to know God. We must all strive to relinquish our own desires and surrender totally to living a life of Christ to Proclaim the Gospel with confidence and joy. When you let go and let God run your life, loving your love of Christ becomes your strength, your confidence and your calling.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we pray today for safe travels of Christmas shoppers. I pray today for my family’s well-being, my wife, my daughter in Medical School , my son in Hollywood , California , my son in Orlando and my two sons here in Homestead . I pray as always for everyone who has asked me to pray for them and all those I said I would pray for. I pray to accomplish Your Will Lord in all I do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Christ’s Everlasting Properties (sing aloud and be blessed)

Shinning bright along the rivers
Shinning bright along the seas
Christ’s everlasting properties
Rejoice in all Humanity

Life is so precious
All eternity will see
The source of living
Is Christ’s vitality

Shinning bright along the rivers
Shinning bright along the seas
Christ’s everlasting properties
Rejoice in all humanity

The Gospel we read today
Is the Gospel we need tomorrow
The Source of Life that pays
Lifelong joys to borrow

Shinning Bright alone the rivers
Shinning bright along the seas
Christ’s Everlasting Properties
Rejoice in all Humanity Rejoice in all Humanity

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 19, 2010 @ 6:27 AM EST
Note: Song derived from a poem I wrote for my class titled, “Water is Life.”

 

December 20, 2010

“Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:28 & 30

Isaiah 7:10-14,Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 & Luke 1:26-38

The One Who created it all found favor with a devout virgin in what seems a land so far away. Such an honor to be chosen by Him to help accomplish Redemption for the world. I read every Bible passage I put up several times to locate, listen and learn what God is calling me to accomplish in His Will. I was reading through Psalm 24 and found yet more evidence of God’s wonder in a verse I somehow wrote the song for yesterday the Spirit lead me to write before reading it. “The earth is the LORD’S and all it holds, the world and those who live there. For God founded it on the seas, established it over the rivers.” Psalm 24:1-2 “Shinning bright along the rivers, shinning bright along the sea, Christ’s everlasting properties, rejoice in all humanity.” A day of rejoicing when we welcome His Birth celebrating a life of Redemption for all mankind. “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you. Do not be afraid.”  Rejoice in loving your love of Emmanuel by practice, prayer and proclamation.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for those who are lonely and scared. May Your love give them comfort and companionship. We pray today for the homeless, the sick and dying and all those affected by abortion. We pray for all those who asked us to pray for them and all we said we’d pray for. We pray for peace. We pray You Lord show us Your Will. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Bringing Forth The Christ

A sign from His Majesty
Showing for all accord
Conceived from a virgin
Emmanuel from the Lord

Along a sea of prosperity
Along a river of searching life
Nothing vain to accomplish
God’s Kingdom in sight

Grace hail full of life
Afraid not her first night
Humanity’s Handmade
Bringing forth the Christ

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins, December 20, 2010 @ 5:57 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-21-2010

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Luke 1:45

Zephaniah 3:14-18a, Psalm 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21 & Luke 1:39-45

Mary’s cousin Elizabeth speaking the words of surrender to our Lord by Mary who had accepted the call of carrying the Son of God. All of us have a calling to accomplish in this life for God allowing our free will to accept or deny this calling. Sit back and look around this Christmas for the things the Lord is calling you do. Can you deliver Christmas presents to a father-less child? Can you bake a pie and take it to your neighbor warm from the oven? Can you share a meal with a homeless person? What is God calling you to believe you can do for your family, your co-workers and your community. “
Blessed are you who believed “loving your love of Christ can make a difference in the world this Christmas.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for peace, for those who lose a loved one this Christmas and for the world to surrender to Your Will. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Fulfillment Believed

Judgment lost
Enemies gone
No misfortune
Mighty Savior

Gladness shouts
Rejoicing hearts
Holy Name
Eternal Trust

Elizabeth greeted
Blessed Fruit
Baby Jesus
Fulfillment believed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 21, 2010 @ 4:44 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-22-2010

For He has looked upon His handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name. Luke 1: 48-49

1 Samuel 1:24-28, 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd & Luke 1:46-56

Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth’s continues with Mary sharing her soul in the passionate canticle known as the “Magnificat.” And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” Luke 1:47-46 Once again the lowly are lifted to heights only granted by God and the beginning of a prayer that would become a faithful daily occurrence for countless people each and every day; “The Rosary,” is born (so to speak). The Mother of our Lord gave birth to a prayer from her uttering the words, ”
from now on will all ages call me blessed.” Many people miss understand why “people” not just Catholics “pray” the Rosary. The prayer is now prayed by Protestants too and I recently learned from a rosary-praying protestant he traveled to Medjugorje to pray the rosary there at a known location for “Marian Visions.”

Whether you pray the Rosary or not, I respect each and every one of your decisions to pray in the way you feel your Lord and Savior deserves. The Rosary is a prayer of comfort, peace and Glory to God allowing a reawakening of the soul to listen to His Will and share your concerns with God for healing, guidance and protection. Whatever your prayer preference is, the purpose of all prayer is to praise and Glorify the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and Rosary praying people do this and much, much more. So the next time you see a Rosary hanging from a rear-view mirror or see someone praying the Rosary, know the beads and Cross represent the Glorification of God in all things. The Rosary has an amazing history and one worth researching to learn more why so many people pray this historical psalm of love to God.

And so we pray: Dear Father, we pray today in thanksgiving for allowing people to understand a prayer of the one You chose to carry Your Son. Give humanity Your guidance to celebrate all prayers to You Father for the Glorification of all good things that come from You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Redemptive Grace Ways

One God to believe
Earth’s creator
All visible or not
Son’s Maker

Blessed He made
Blessed He spoke
Mother of Fruit
Womb of His Yoke

Sinless of Spirit
Mary to Hail
Sinner’s release
Christ’s prevail

In Heaven is He
Our Father to see
Glory and praise
Redemptive grace ways

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 22, 2010 @ 6:33 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-23-2010

Relieve the troubles of my heart; bring me out of my distress. Psalm 25:17

Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24, Psalm 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14 & Luke 1:57-66

What type of troubles are aching your heart? These types of troubles penetrate the Armor of God and into the depths of your soul. Where disappointment and fear meet the desires of your heart while you call out to God in your distress. Belief or unbelief you can control embarrassed feelings comes only from the source of the experience. Zechariah had these troubles penetrate his soul by his disbelief Elizabeth would bear a son but at the appropriate time, Zechariah’s belief brought him out of his distress as John the Baptist was born. The Angel Gabriel told Zechariah, “Do not be afraid” when he learned the news from God he would have a son to convert many souls to God in Israel. We too must learn to remain unafraid in our practice, prayer and preaching seeking forgiveness when troubled and giving forgiveness when crossed. Loving your love of Christ allows for mistakes to be forgiven and forgiveness shared to all.

And so we pray: Dear God, I am sorry for having offended thee and I detest all my sins. I am sorry to react with disappointment when I should be thankful for each and every blessing You bestow on me. Guide my troubled heart Lord and lead me out of my distress. Bless my family with Your love and safe keeping. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

John Baptized Galore

In 433 BC
Malachi was to see
A Savior’s birth to be
Forgiveness for all Humanity

Mothers bound in care
Soothing distress in the air
Sons guiding hearts to share
Soul’s eternal love we dare

Redemption has been granted
You Who humbles His Justice
A friend to contrite indeed
Cross of Salvation to bleed

Old or not
Elizabeth bore
Zechariah spoke
John Baptized Galore

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 23, 2010 @ 6:11 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-24-2010

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for He has visited and brought redemption to His people. Luke 1:68

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 , Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29 & Luke 1:67-79

Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, delivering his praise to God after naming his boy John and becoming able to speak for the first time in months. This Christmas season, let’s use more than our words to show our faith; let’s visit the elderly. This Christmas season let’s use more than our words to show our hope; let’s pick up trash in your neighborhood. This Christmas season, let’s use more than our words to show our charity; let’s bake a cake for your neighbor. This Christmas season, let’s use more than words to show our love of Christ Jesus; let’s keep Christ in Christmas by saying, “Merry Christmas” often to anyone you meet. In loving your love of Christ we use our action to accomplish more than just words, we bring about our action for the Glory of the Lord. Amen.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for personal intentions of healing for Chris Santello. I’m praying for Jhaysonn in Gainesville, for a healthy New Year! I’m praying for my family as we drive to Georgia for Your Son’s birthday Lord. I’m praying over everything Lord so I may accomplish Your Will in everything I do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Yahweh Has Shown Favor

David resting
Enemies released
Kingdom firm
Generations succeed

Holy favors
Faithful receive
Forever kindness
Gospel belief

Zechariah praising
Spirit triumphs
John means
Yahweh has shown favor

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 24, 2010 @ 5:31 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-25-2010

And the Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and Truth. John 1:14

Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, Hebrews 1:1-6 & John 1:1-18

Merry Christmas! I wake up today in chilly (29*) Jesup, Georgia where I begin a day of seeing my family come together for Christmas for the first time in 30 or so years. My mom, dad, little brother and big sister will all spend Christmas together being thankful for family and love. With a Red Velvet Christmas cake in tow, tonight my family will be having just short of a family reunion at my mom’s first cousin’s house. I pray everyone’s Christmas Day is filled with joy from reading your Bible with your family, praying together as a family and proclaiming the Good News to one another as a family in the Glory of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, we pray in confidence to always be protected by You and to live Your Will in every breath we take. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Love We Must

Seek to mirror
Birth so free
God so gave
Son for Humanity

Faith in Word
Hope in Trust
Joy in Charity
Love we must

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 25, 2010 @ 00:01 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-26-2010

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. Colossians 3:14

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14, Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, Colossians 3:12-21 & Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

How do you feel when you pray? Do you feel God is hearing you? I’ve been praying about something I’ve never done but I’ve been excited about it for two months; preaching my first Sermon or Homily if you will. My cousin Cindy owns a Non-Denomination Church in Jesup, Georgia and “Wig” is off to preach his first sermon. Unity of the Church is my subject and I feel honored to be asked to share the Lord’s Gospel. Please pray for me today as I reach out with His Mighty Arm and share my love of loving His Son.

Colossians 3 speaks of such need in every society of the world, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 3:12-17 Are you teaching the wisdom of God in your practice, prayer and preaching?

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, I pray today Your Will takes over my Spirit and I become one in You Father as I share Your Son’s Truth. Be my voice, be my movement and be my smile. Protect us on our drive home to South Florida. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Nazareth Safe Pristine

Fathers who follow
God’s Divine Plan
Prayers are heard
God’s right hand

Walk in His Light
Fear void of fright
Prosperity’s right
God’s Promise delight

Drape in God’s Word
Perfection in bond
Hymns of Salvation
Love’s spiritual songs

Depart from Herod
Cover of night
Nazareth safe pristine
Jesus the Nazarene

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 26, 2010 @ 00:01 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-27-2010

“for the Life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the Eternal Life that was with the Father” 1 John 1:2

1 John 1:1-4, Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 & John 20:1a and 2-8

What are you doing, when no one is watching?” The words of the song Pure Bride by Leeland ring in my ears as I sit and ponder the weekend’s travels serving the Lord with zealous joy establishing a vessel in which my father, my mother, my brother, my first cousin and many others to see the “Visible Life” I testify to and proclaim for the Eternal Life with the Father. I was truly embraced by how the Spirit moved my father to share hidden emotions that seemed bottled up for 73 years. My entire family flashed before my soul and I was reminded of what amazing lives both sides of my family have lived in the Lord. I remember so many times my Grandma Carter sharing the Lord with me teaching me the Lord’s Prayer. My dad’s parents “Red and Annie Wiggins” were share croppers in Jesup, Georgia living in an old Southern-style Cracker House on stilts with chickens running under the house and sounds and smells of a working farm lingering in the air. These people were hard-working Jesus loving “Country Folk” who studied their Bible every day and lived a life of Christ in complete poverty in a home with no running water.

I experienced these things as I was about to begin my first ever sermon at my cousin’s non-denominational church named Eagle Vision Ministries. A sermon about unity from Ephesians 4 and cultivation after repentance from Luke 13. I’ve spoken in front of countless people but I’ve never specifically taught about Unity, Repentance and Cultivation. We must share what came to life for our Salvation where the visible areas of our life mirror the invisible Spirit dwelling from one family to the next. My father’s joy displayed yesterday was an unexpected pleasure in Christ Himself testifying to the Truth exuding from his heart. The people I met and hugged are God-fearing Jesus loving Christians who teach the Word of God to their children each and every day. The “Good News” unites all people in loving their love of Christ to accomplish faith, hope, charity and love.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, a prayer of Thanksgiving for safe travels. We pray today we are visible signs of Your Son’s Truth living a life of complete surrender to Your Will for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Forgiving Humanity’s Habits

Seen in the eyes of many
Seen in the eyes of Truth
The Word of Life made Visible
Redemption for lives to prove

Thanksgiving written in safety
Justice and judgment His Throne
The invisible made visible making
Faith forever shown

The Tomb was empty
Risen by God to be
Forgiving Humanity’s habits
Disciple saw and believed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 27, 2010 @ 9:07 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-28-2010

If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. 1 John 1:9

1 John 1:5—2:2, Psalm 124:2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8 & Matthew 2:13-18

When is the last time you sat down and thought about your sins? I know, it’s not a subject many of us like to think about but God reminds us in 1 John 1:6 , (if) “we have fellowship with him,” while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth.” It is when we acknowledge our sins and repent from them do we walk in unison with the Light of Truth. If you live your life in the Light and the Darkness, you live a double life of lies.

What you are doing when nobody is watching directly affects your relationship with God for He sees everything you do whether you acknowledge this or not. If you live by the commandments, then you live a life in the Light of Christ and pursue surrender to His faith, His hope, His charity and His love. Just as Joseph had to do with Jesus by fleeing in the night to escape the wrath of Herod, we too have to escape the darkness of sin by our deliberate action of separating ourselves from whatever causes us to sin. When you love your love of Christ, you walk in the Light of Truth separating yourself from sinful ways of darkness.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for Your Light to surround us and keep us from darkness. We pray we are strong enough to say yes to Jesus allowing our life to be a model for those who seek Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Unity of Three

Message of Christ
Light of Truth
No darkness in
Fellowship to prove

Not a sinner?
Darkness does dwell
Repent from all
Message from hell

Be liar not
God’s Will lived
Faithful and just
Unity in Him

His rescue complete
Water’s torrent snare
What was overcome?
Death to prepare

Joseph’s Angel message
Rise and flee
Herod’s baby massacre
Escape to see

Redemption for all
Out of Egypt
My Son transcended
Fulfilled Prophet’s call

The Father Everlasting
Son’s Bloody Redemption
Holy Ghost pleased
Unity of Three

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 28, 2010 @ 8:14 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-29-2010

Whoever says he is in the Light, yet hates his brother, is still in the darkness. 1 John 2:9

1 John 2:3-11, Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6 & Luke 2:22-35

If you are still hanging on to someone you hate for years and years now, you are not walking with Christ as your guide. You cannot believe in His Covenant if you are still holding on to a grudge against anyone from any point in your life. “Whoever hates his brother is in darkness; he walks in darkness and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.” 1 John 2-11 The best way to keep His love in your heart I believe is to live the commandments as John reminds us, “Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4

Simeon knew the Truth had been spoken to him by the Holy Spirit as Luke revealed to us in Luke 2:26, “It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord.” Holding on to the Truth in all circumstances in our lives allows us to live the commandments and walk in His Light living free of guilt from sin. Simeon points out to Mary that even she will have to endure the Truth spoken by her Son by his statement to His mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted and you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35 For even she would have to understand that living a life surrendered to God would have to live His teachings as the ways of true blessedness as we learn in Luke 11:27-28. “While He was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that carried You and the breasts at which You nursed.” He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe it.” Be blessed and live the Word of God to show your love of loving Christ.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, a prayer of thanksgiving for allowing me to rest a bit more than I normally do. We pray today we are always guided by the Light of Christ teaching the Love of God. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Christ To Be

Let’s be sure
Knowing His ways
Perfection of soul
Christ will stay

Walk as He
Blameless and free
Upright mystery road
No dark misery

Love every brother
As you yourself
Seek not troubles
Christ’s love felt

Consecrate each male
Simeon would see
God promised he
Christ to be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 29, 2010 @ 7:47 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-30-2010

For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:16

1 John 2:12-17, Psalm 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 & Luke 2:36-40

John is speaking to all humanity to shed more understanding on what Jesus did when He allowed Himself to be crucified for the sins of the world. Our world is full of such perversion filling our streets with children searching for something more than the flash of enticing colors and pretentious “cool” games. Our children are searching for Truth in accomplishing the joy of living. A Truth we as adults must share with everyone we meet to give the love of Christ. The Prophetess Anna knew the importance of sharing the Truth with the people of her time, “And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.” Luke 36:38 In loving your love of Christ, you share His Truth with your children to accomplish God’s love for all humanity.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for Your Word to remain in us so we may share Your Son’s Gospel with the children of the world. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

You do I write

You do I write
Men of Christ
You do I write
Women of Christ

You do I write
Children of God
You do I write
Beware of the façade

You do I write
Pretentious ones of need
You do I write
Seeking sensual lust and greed

You do I write
Knowing not God
You do I write
Trapped by the Devil’s rod

You do I write
Seeking His Will
You do I write
All those who kill

You do I write
Who fasts and prays
You do I write
Redemption we must say

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 30, 2010 @ 9:17 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 12-31-2010

And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and Truth. John 1:14

1 John 2:18-21, Psalm 96:1-2, 11-12, 13 & John 1:1-18

Anyone who denies the Son and Father are One has yet to embrace Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Amen. When you hold on to a personal relationship with Jesus, you hold on to a life-changing event allowing your day to be surrounded by His strength, His faith and His love. You begin to regard everything you do in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. “But to those who did accept him He gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.” John 1:12-13 I believe I have been born of God to accomplish praise and worship of His Glory in everything I do. By loving your love of Christ, you become children of God to accomplish His Will in all things.

And so we pray: Dear God we pray today for a safe New Year’s travel and celebrations all over the world. We pray as Your children, we accomplish Your Will in teaching His Truth to those who do not know Your Son. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28

Grace and Truth His Proof

Children of God
His last hour speaks
Many antichrists will bellow
From society’s peaks

By your knowledge of Him
He does dwell within
Hearts steadfast of Truth
Anointed love to begin

The Lord rules the earth
His Dominion over all
His strength is everlasting
Even in an ant so small

Word was the beginning
Flesh came from this Truth
Dwelling among us
Sharing Redemption to choose

The True Light is within us
His love our destiny to prove
Sowing seeds of forgiveness
Grace and Truth His proof

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins December 31, 2010 @ 00:01 AM EST

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