Wig’s Word of God Today Jan – May 2011

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Wig’s Word of God Today 1-1-2011

As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Galatians 4:6

Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8, Galatians 4:4-7 & Luke 2:16-21

I am beginning 2011 by giving thanks for God as we begin an amazing new year in the Lord. Our Father’s Spirit cries out to Him from our hearts where He dwells constantly reminding us to be faithful yet fearful of His love and/or wrath. Will you begin the new year by writing down something you need to change? Is it change you need or repentance? Is it repentance you need or surrender? Maybe you think you need nothing and you can do it all by yourself? You’re going to church on Sundays, right? You’re offering everything to Him, right? “I’m too busy to do anything for anyone but me,” you may allow your subconscious to tell you. His Spirit in you is calling out to achieve total repentance. His Spirit in you is calling out to achieve total surrender. Just as the Lord told Moses to tell Aaron in Numbers 6:24, “The LORD bless you and keep you,” He tells us now by our repentance and total surrender that He will bless you and keep you. Let the smile on your face be God’s smile dwelling in your heart and soul living as true heirs to the witness of a baby in a manger by the Sheppard’s long ago. Love your love of Christ!

And so we pray: Abba, Father, we call out to You in prayer on our first day of 2011. Allow our New Year to be filled with the Spirit of Your love, seeking to achieve nothing more than Your greatest glory. May our bodies be consecrated to You to accomplish Your Will. We pray today for everyone we have prayed for this past year; heal Jhaysonn Lord, heal Chris Santello Lord and give Your peace to everyone I pray for each and every day. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Jesus for Me and You

Moses heard His words
Aaron learned them too
Invoke His Sweet Name
God’s Promise came true

His Son wisely sent
To represent the Truth
Legal status claimed
Legal ransom mused

Sheppard’s Bethlehem journey
Angel’s story true
Christ born in a Manger
Jesus for me and you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 1, 2011 @ 6:25 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-2-2011

Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. Isaiah 60:1

Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13, Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 & Matthew 2:1-12

Arise in a New Year being thankful for the Lord’s goodness and love in your life. His Light of Truth shines upon all Humanity! Hallelujah! Yesterday, I began a new walking routine with our new German Sheppard puppy Kairos. I am reminded of the Sheppard’s who walked to see their new born king bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They followed a star shinning bright overhead directing them to their Savior. I too will arise daily to open the Light of Truth by reading the Word of God daily to share in the Promise of Christ’s Redemption. There is no need for change this year as much as their is a need for revision in following the decrees set forth by our Lord and Savior. He reminds us to keep a sound body by living a life of His Truth, to study His Word every day, to pray unceasingly over everything to Him and to Proclaim His Good News to everyone you meet. Loving your love of Christ shows in everything you do by your hope, your faith, your charity and your love.

And so we pray: Heavenly King, we pray today that we may always proclaim Your Glory in everything we do. Be our Light when we need to shine Your love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Redemption’s G.L.U.E.

Splendor has arisen
Shinning upon you
His perfection gathers
Sea of Truth

As Isaiah proclaimed
The Glory Proof
The Light given
Is Humanity’s G.L.U.E.

God
Loves
Us
Eternally

A Grace True
Mystery revealed
Coheirs of youth
Same body of food

The Magi guided by Light
High above their cruise
Baby Jesus crying in a manger
Redemption’s G.L.U.E.

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 2, 2011 @ 8:04 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-3-2011

We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit. 1 John 4:6

1 Jonn 3:22–4:6, Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a & Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

There is a historical Truth about Jesus as we continue our studies of John’s letter that resonates in the Gospel of John regarding Christian living; love and truth. We must live in God’s love and abide in His Truth to accomplish living with faith, hope, charity and love. To live in love one must concern themselves with establishing the greater good of all humanity. To live in Truth one must seek to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone you meet. They go hand-n-hand. You may say to yourselves: “Doesn’t everyone know about Jesus by now?” There will be people everyday you meet that hasn’t heard a word of the Gospel to save their soul from eternal damnation. The Spirit of Truth lives within all of us who have surrendered your life to living by Christ’s example. By your eyes they will know you are Christian. By your walk they will know you are Christian. Most importantly, by your words from the Gospel will they know your love of loving Christ for the Glory of the Father.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray today for all children and teachers going back to school. We pray for guidance Lord in this world full of deceit. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Heaven’s Kingdom is at Hand for Free

Beloved children of humanity
Commandments set you free
Read the Gospel of Christ the King
The Spirit of God for all to see

Trust only the Spirit of Truth
Wary of every Spirit’s spoof
Not abiding in Christ’s Truth
The Word of God as their proof

Each nation can inherit the same
Abiding by Truth from Gospel’s range
Fearing the Lord with respect to gain
Rulers of the earth proclaim His Name

A choice of repentance given to thee
Christ proclaimed by the Sea of Galilee
Curing the sick and proclaiming the Gospel
Heaven’s Kingdom is at hand for free

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 3, 2011 @ 5:27 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-4-2011

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

When He disembarked and saw the vast crowd, His heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. Mark 6:34

1 John 4:7-10, Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8 & Mark 6:34-44

The faithful new Shepherd of the World was moved with pity over His people wanting to know and understand His Father better. The Love John speaks of in his letters coursed through His soul wanting to share His Father’s Truth in teaching them the proper acts of faith, hope, charity and love. God showed His love for us by sending His Only Begotten Son to live sinless in the world and stretch His Arms over the Cross of Redemption to save Humanity from sin. John reminds us “whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” 1 John 4:8-9 Many of you notice I coined the phrase “love your love of Christ” for in surrendering to God’s love we love our love of His Son.

And so we pray: Dear God, we pray to accomplish love no matter what we are called to do for You. We pray You show Your love to us by teaching us Your Word through our free will to Glorify You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Feeding Mankind’s Need

God is love
Proven for you
Life through Him
Seek His Truth

Every nation adore
God’s plan complete
Nations who forget
Wrath to reap

He showed pity
Humanity who seek
Knowledge of God
Feeding Mankind’s Need

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 4, 2010 @ 4:39 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-5-2011

This is how we know that we remain in Him and He in us, that He has given us of His Spirit. 1 John 4:13

They had all seen Him and were terrified. But at once He spoke with them, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” Mark 6:50

1 John 4:11-18, Psalm 72:1-2, 10, 12-13 & Mark 6:45-52

A battle cry for all Humanity: “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” If we know He is in us, then we know His Spirit will guide us to have courage for anything we undertake. “Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God.” 1 John 4:15 From this perfect love we can drive out all fear from our minds and hearts and become one with God to accomplish His Will in anything we undertake. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

I can imagine as the Bible teaches us that it was very hard for even the Apostles to see and believe Jesus was the Son of God. “They had not understood the incident of the loaves. On the contrary, their hearts were hardened.” Mark 6:52 Jesus just fed 5000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish and then He walked on water, how would you feel? Scared? Liberated? How many of us have accepted Christ as our Savior and received graces immediately? In loving your love of Christ, you can expect an abundance of grace in your life. It’s when you experience the problems of living, does your true faith become tested and then we heed His words, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”

And so we pray: Heavenly King, Almighty Father, we pray today to be courageous by our surrender in Your Son’s Truth. Guide is to show this courage by our practice, by our prayer and by our proclamation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Water Walker

God unseen?
Many say
Smell flowers
Redemption paid

Acknowledge Him
Perfect love
Capturing sun
Dispelling fear

Five loaves
Fed 5000
Water walker
Christ here

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 5, 2011 @ 5:34 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-6-2011

For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. 1 John 5:3-4

He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:21

1 John 4:19–5:4, Psalm 72:1-2, 14 and 15bc, 17 & Luke 4:14-22

Do you believe you can conquer the world by your faith? I met a young man last night in an office supply store that checked me out and I asked if the store had a military discount, he replied no. This led him to ask me what branch I served in and that he had joined the Army and was going to Boot Camp March 1st. As my sale was completed, he said, “The job market is so poor, I decided to join the Army because I have faith God will protect me as I serve my country.” I replied with, “By your faith in God, you can conquer the world! Amen.”

I was thinking of my daily Scripture study from today’s passage and the Lord led me to a young man who had placed his faith in God and I became a vessel to reassure him. We parted by praying together as I asked the Lord to guide him and protect him as he pursues the call to protect his country. Today, let us continue to pray for our military by loving our love of Christ in keeping the commandments and knowing Jesus has fulfilled all Scripture in coming to the world to shoulder the sins of humanity.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today as we do every day that our military will be guided by Your Son’s Light of Truth. Guide us to live Your Commandments and thus living Your Will in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

His Father’s Wish Foretold

Be not a liar
Hate not a sister or brother
Loving God unseen
Seeing love in one another

Jesus in your heart?
His Truth liberates the soul
Begotten by God
Living His Son’s Truth foretold

The commandments do live
Unburdened by their Truth
A life void of sin full of faith
The world conquered in dues

Returning home in Spirit
Christ read from the Scroll
Isaiah’s message fulfilled
His Father’s wish foretold

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 6, 2011 @ 5:17 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-7-2011

Who (indeed) is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5

Jesus stretched out His hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately. Luke 5:13

1 John 5:5-13, Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 & Luke 5:12-16

Once again, John reminds us the true testimony of Truth comes from God Himself through the birth, life and death of His Son Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! It is up to our Free Will to accept or reject this Truth living a life of surrender to the One and Only True King of the Universe. This surrender to His Will allows you to be made clean by His Son’s Gospel of Love creating a presence of ever lasting Trust in His Word. Grow with Him daily in a relationship based upon your practice daily ( reading you Bible), your daily prayers and your daily proclamation. By loving our love of Christ we can indeed be the victor over the world and allow His Will to make us clean.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today I pray for peace in personal intentions. I pray to have courage to stand up for Your Son in all instances. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Soulistic Cleansing to Stay

The world has Truth
The world has pain
The world has victory
Christ’s Blood over shame

Something eternal was granted
Everlasting peace of mind
Life void of hatred
Life full of love to find

Drop to your knees
Surrender to His Truth
He will Will the pain away
Soulistic cleansing to stay

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 7, 2011 @ 4:37 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-8-2011

We know that we belong to God, and the whole world is under the power of the evil one. 1 John 5:19

1 John 5:14-21, Psalm 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b & John 3:22-30

I think everyone can agree the world is under the power of the evil one by just looking around and observing the lack of respect taking place in every town across the world. The youth of today seems to have lost their way when it comes to being respectful to their elders. When I say elders, I am describing parents, grandparents, teachers and people of authority. I am describing people who are older and wiser by way of living the Word of God. I believe the Word of God is void in people’s homes destroying the perception our youth has regarding authority and therefore has led them astray. John warns humanity by using the word “children” to “be on your guard against idols.” These idols today come in many different forms but most would agree they driven by the Mass Media. We who believe in the Son of Man are afforded the opportunity through prayer to guide our society back to the Truth through the Word of God. Be diligent in your practice, your prayer and your proclamation to help show your love of loving Jesus is the only way to Truth in accomplishing the Will of God.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today we pray for the soul of Chris Santello who passed away recently. Lord, he was a good man full of love for Your Son. Welcome him in Your Eternal home of heaven. We pray today for safe travels of my dear friend John Lobo. May his work be touched by Your Divine Hands. I also pray for special intentions Lord for Your help and guidance. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Christ’s Redemption We Win

His confidence is ours
God’s Only Son did bring
A Covenant of Love
For Humanity to always sing

Pray for your brother
Who sins and is lead astray
Guide him back to God
By prayerful intentions each day

Jesus baptized in Judea
A gift washing clean humanity’s sin
Afforded by Heaven’s call
Christ’s Redemption we win

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 8, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-9-2011

And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7, Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10, Acts 10:34-38 & Matthew 3:13-17

As Jesus comes up from the water from being Baptized by John, the heavens open and the Spirit of God descends on Jesus and the people hear “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Many biblical scholars contribute this to several areas in the Old Testament that include Isaiah 42:1, Psalm 2:7 and Genesis 22:2. Each of these point out a particular action of God being well pleased with the fulfillment of His Will. This fulfillment of God was completed on earth through the life and death of Christ Jesus. Amen!

Many of us want to rush the plan God has for our lives. When you can’t understand what God is calling you do then you must wait. Be prayerful and seek to sanctify your life in His Will by becoming more involved in service work for the Lord. There are times you may experience a business relationship gone bad, a friendship ending or situations that seem to take years to work themselves out but we must wait and be patient with God. Don’t rush His Will in your life by acting on impulse. Be prayerful and allow God to work His miracles in your life. God is teaching you through His timing to become more Holy and experience His Son’s Truth in a way that delivers us complete in a Surrender to loving your love of Christ Jesus. Amen!

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for the unexplainable acts of violence that occurred in Arizona. We pray for the victims and the families of all people concerned Lord. Heal them and give them peace. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Free to Fulfill God’s Promise

Uphold what is pleasing
The LORD expects your faith
Victory of justice is waiting
Christ’s Redemptive state

Formed by the Lord’s anointing
Christ came to take His place
God among the people
Shouldering the disgust of sin’s distaste

The LORD has taken His love
Setting a banquet to forever feast
Give to the LORD His Glory
His people He will bless with peace

When our feared God shows favor
No partiality for those who are weak
If sin grips your being
Jesus is your answer to seek

John fulfilled all righteousness
By waters washing Christ free
Free to fulfill God’s Promise
Sin forever released

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins Janaury 9, 2011 @ 7:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-10-2011

In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, He spoke to us through a Son, whom He made heir of all things and through whom He created the universe. Hebrew 1:1-2

Hebrews 1:1-6, Psalm 97:1 and 2b, 6 and 7c, 9 & Mark 1:14-20

Hebrews is known as a “message of encouragement” to strengthen your belief in the One Who came to proclaim the Truth of God. Your Apostleship here on earth is rooted in a relationship with God’s Only Son Christ Jesus. Today’s world is full of different causes to follow but the One and most important Cause is the Eternal Life offered to us by our surrender and love of the Father’s Son. He is the reason why Simon, Andrew, Zebedee and John left their boats to become “fishers of men.”

By learning how to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these ordinary men of the time became extraordinary preachers of the Gospel. There is a need to be passionate about your love of loving Christ to accomplish the Will of the Father in all things. God never said following His Son was going to be easy. On the contrary, it’s going to be tough. Your diligence in being faithful to His Decrees brings you and me to special place amongst His Heavenly Angels. It is up to you and I to continue this “message of encouragement.”

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today we pray for my son Jeffrey who turned 12 yesterday. May he learn Your love will guide him forever more. We pray to always be a message of encouragement rooted in the Gospel of Your Son. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Follow Me Fishers of Men to Be

Prophets did speak
The Truth of God we seek
His Son came to fulfill
His Love to accomplish His Will

All the angels worship God
They sing to Him day and night
Justice in heaven proclaimed
Judgment is His to name

Casting their nets in the sea
Christ came with His decree
Follow Me Fishers of Men to be
The Truth of Heaven for all to see

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 10, 2011 @ 5:49 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-11-2011

In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:23-24

Hebrews 2:5-12, Psalm 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9 & Mark 1:21-28

The Son of God proved Himself humble being subjected to all things human to conquer sin by overcoming death and therefore being exalted above all creation. Through His life, suffering and death, Jesus showed Humanity what the Father was willing to allow happen to accomplish the forgiveness of sins by His Only Son being nailed to a Cross for the Salvation of Humanity. “For it was fitting that He, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering.” Hebrews 2:10

Jesus came and taught with authority because He was the Son of God and while He was able to have everything subjected to His power, He lowered Himself to be one of us to show His true humility of living a life free of sin as a poor carpenter’s son. The people were astonished by His teachings; “All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” Mark 1:27 By loving our love of Christ we embrace His Truth and follow His teachings to accomplish the WIll of God by glorifying the Father.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today to solve special intentions by living Your Will in a complete surrender to Your Son’s Truth. Happy 74th birthday to my father Thomas Earl Wiggins in Jesup, Georgia. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Death Tasted King

Angels not subjected
God did plan
His forever guidance
Hours of sand

Dropping through glass
Seen so pristine
Christ’s love guiding
Humanity’s joy unseen

Subject to all
Life’s hard knocks
Grasping His Truth
Heaven’s door unlocked

Proclaim His love
Share His Proof
Under His feet
Devil’s grin spoofed

Authority He taught
Evil spirits rebuked
God’s Holy One
Charity did prove

Honor and Glory
Death tasted King
Risen by Light
Exalted consecrated being

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 10, 2011 @ 8:27 PM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-12-2011

Because He himself was tested through what He suffered, He is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2:18

Hebrews 2:14-18, Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 & Mark 1:29-39

We all live with temptation each and every day allowing ourselves to learn how to be faithful to God’s plan in our lives. It is something we cannot escape giving us courage to accomplish a Divine Plan laid out for us since the beginning of time. There will be trials and tribulations for each of us in our own special way designed by God through an ever functioning presence He allows to take place by His amazing grace. Every person experiences this temptation; your pastors, your parents, saints of all eternity and yes, even Jesus. These temptations are something we will face because simply put; we are human. It’s how we act on this temptation that defines our lives.

Jesus took the time we learn in the Bible to separate Himself and pray often. “Rising very early before dawn, He left and went off to a deserted place, where He prayed.” Mark 1:35 A trait we must learn to follow ourselves and something I commit myself to each and every day. No matter what I am experiencing in my life through temptation and disappointments, I get up early every day at 4:44 AM to get closer to God through studying His Word, praying and proclaiming. Prayerful living can overcome any type of temptation by seeking God’s wisdom in His Word and surrendering it all to Christ Jesus. We must learn that loving our love of Christ requires us to experience temptation to live a complete life in God’s Will. I’ve heard it said many times in my life: It’s not how you start the race, it’s how you finish it.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today we pray unceasingly for Jhaysonn’s cure and funding of treatment Medicaid has stopped paying for. We pray people will go to this link Lord and donate if they can to help this young seek a cure for his cancer: www.jhaysonnscure.com. We pray Lord to overcome temptation by Your love to gudide us to be faithful to Your Word. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

His Purpose Given Each and Every Day

Humanity’s children share His blood
Flesh of man from Heaven up above
Destroying our fear of the Evil One
Temptation thwarted by God’s Only Son

He suffered all kinds of evil for us
Never looking to run in disgust
Faithful High Priest before God
Like us He learned to give total trust

Glory rests in His Holy Name
We learn not to seek our own fame
To trust and abide by Christ’s Truth
Temptation oath humanity’s proof

A town gathers at His door
He healed many and made the devil poor
Retreating often to be alone and pray
His purpose given each and every day

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 12, 2011 @ 5:55 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-13-2011

Take care, brothers, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God. Hebrews 3:12

Hebrews 3:7-14, Psalm 95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11 & Mark 1:40-45

The Living God is seen in everything around us giving us faith, hope and love. God wants us to give Him our best worship as He has given our best in everything the world has to offer. If you wake early and pray to Him daily keeping a faithful heart staying away from ugliness, self-righteousness and sin, you focus on the Glory of God giving you His Power to accomplish anything. You have to live in an adamancy or steadiness of renewing your surrender to God and His Only Son each and every day by focusing on the Cross feeling the Power of God. When Jesus touched the Leper and made him clean, He renewed the man’s life by the Power of the Father.

The author of Hebrews seeks to strengthen our commitment to Glorify God and Christ by using Psalm 95 and the story of the Exodus to remind us of God’s faithfulness and His Powerful Judgment to keep us on track of living for His Kingdom of Truth. You must be on guard to keep His Commandments to stand free of guilt when judgment day arrives and live in the Salvation granted to us by the life, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. The world as we know it will return to God by “encourage(ing) yourselves daily while it is still “today,” so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.” Hebrews 3:13 In loving our love of Christ, we seek to have a faithful heart to enter into the rest of God by the Salvation of Jesus Christ.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today we may always have a faithful heart to Glorify You in hope, faith, charity and love. Be our guide of everlasting Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

On Your Knees Glorify His Plan

His voice will call
Live His Truth to gain
Hearts unhardened by love
His source of faith in rain

History has proved
His freedom did gain
Humanity’s Salvation
His Son did ordain

A heart living unfaithful
Will see eternal rest of shame
Not the Glory of God in heaven
Satan’s wickedness and pain

Tell you brother to be faithful
His focus and love with prove
His worthiness to live Eternal
With Christ His Crucified Truth

Come kneeling asking for healing
On your knees Glorify His plan
Jesus will touch you saying
“Repent, The Kingdom is at Hand”

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 13, 2011 @ 5:43 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-14-2011

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth Mark 2:10

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11, Psalm 78:3 and 4bc, 6c-7, 8 & Mark 2:1-12

Jesus is the Messiah; the Son of God. Do you believe it? In your heart and soul does your love of Him ache and want to understand more of His Truth? Then you are responsible for sharing His Gospel with anyone you meet. I know, it takes a lot of courage to talk to complete strangers about God and His Only Son Jesus. But you must for the sake of mankind. “Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:4 He will guide you just as He guided the paralytic to a place of forgiveness and healing.

This call of sharing His Truth is recognized by being obedient to His Word and living the Gospel in everything we do. “In the same way, the Lord ordered that those who preach the gospel should live by the Gospel.” 1 Corinthians 9:14 The LORD calls us to love your love of His Son by living His Truth and trusting in His Authority to forgive sins of all Humanity. There is a natural joyous suffering that goes along with this call from Christ to be a true Disciple of living His Word. A suffering embraced and relished giving you strength to conquer anything in the Name of Christ Jesus. People will see it written all over your face. Be strong and be not afraid.

And so we pray: My LORD and my God, today I pray for my Brother in Christ Tommy Leong who is giving his testimony at our morning Prayer Muffin Group. LORD, be his heart, be his soul as he shares his love of loving Your Son. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Ropes Forever Released

Guard your life
In Christ’s love
Surrender your fright
In God’s love

Good News received
United in faith
Hope, charity, love
Jesus love embraced

World’s foundation set
God did rest
Disobedience will prove
God’s wrath fest

Christ at home
Preaching His Truth
Paralytic lowered in
Ropes to loose

Get up walk
Sins are forgiven
Ropes forever released
Glorification in Heaven

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 13, 2011 @ 4:44 AM

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-15-2011

So let us confidently approach the Throne of Grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Hebrews 4:16

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” Mark 2:17b

Hebrews 4:12-16, Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 & Mark 2:13-17

By being steadfast in prayer and calling upon the LORD for every type of need you WILL hear His answer to any prayer you have requested. You have to remember your prayer might not be His Will and therefore you have to call to Him even more in thanksgiving and surrender. When you separate yourselves from the material goods of this world and seek only what is pleasing to God, then you will find that you are living His Will each and every day. There will come a time when you approach the “Throne of Grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help” by your life’s surrender to His Son’s Truth. Upon receiving it or recognizing that you already are dwelling amongst It (God’s Grace), you will fall to your knees and cry tears of joy seeking nothing more in life than to accomplish His Will through faith, hope, charity and love. “Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Many of you may not think of your Bible as living but here in Hebrews, God reminds us He is in each and every word is living to give you His ever reaching promises of Eternal Life and directions to live a life according to His decrees. Allow His Word to come alive in your heart and soul directing your every move in life and feel the power of Salvation.

There is many a person who is sick in the world. You may be one of them right now who are reading my words feeling the call to seek God’s help. God came to the world for you. God came to the world for anyone who is overcome by temptation of anything. Maybe you are fighting a drug addiction. Maybe you’re fighting a sex and porn addiction. Maybe you’re fighting a lost feeling of hopelessness. Whatever you are battling in your heart and souls Christ can heal because believe me every one of us is in need of His Love and Mercy. Humanity is born into sin and is sinners by our nature of being human. There is not a soul in the world that doesn’t need the safety and security of Christ Jesus.. Jesus said He did not come to the world to save the “righteous but sinners” meaning we are all sinners. If someone thinks they are not a sinner then they are not being truthful to their heart. Last night we had dinner in a Cracker Barrel and I was thinking about my call to share Christ’s love with anyone, anytime and anywhere as a man sat down next to us by himself to eat. After each of us finished ordering, I turned to him with confidence saying, “Hello, my name is Thomas Cruz-Wiggins and I believe God has called me to share the love of Christ with everyone, would you pray with us before our meal?” He said yes without hesitation and we all three prayed. In loving your love of Christ, you too can extend a hand to a stranger in Christ’s name to help someone find grace in timely help. Amen.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, today we pray for an Emmaus Retreat weekend occurring this weekend in St. Louis church. May the team be filled with the Spirit of Your Love to share the Good News of Your Son’s Truth for Your Glory. We pray Tommy Leong’s witness yesterday struck a cord of Christ’s love in the hearts of many men for the Glory of You, LORD. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Follow Me You Sinner and Cheat

Effective living in Truth
Sharp and guiding to boot
Soul and spirit know no recluse
God’s Son died for me and you

Every weakness is not unknown
Your fears and troubles He calls His own
Approach His beautiful Throne of Grace
For timely help to succeed in your race

Perfect is the law of the LORD
Simple minded can forever afford
Redeemer of Truth for one accord
Salvation for Humanity’s Truth not folklore

Follow Me you sinner and cheat
I will make your life truly complete
I came to help anyone in need
Not the righteous but the sinners indeed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 15, 2011 @ 5:38 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-16-2011

Here I am; Your commands for me are written in the Scroll. To do Your Will is my delight; my God, Your law is in my heart!” Psalm 40:8-9

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6, Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 , 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 & John 1:29-34

Labeled by many Bible Scholars as “The Greatest of the Prophets,” it is believed Isaiah was created to proclaim the Truth of God’s desires by Isaiah’s witness described in Isaiah, Chapter 6: “I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, with the train of His garment filling the temple. Seraphim were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they veiled their faces, with two they veiled their feet, and with two they hovered aloft. “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!” they cried one to the other. “All the earth is filled with His glory!”” Isaiah 6:1-3

Isaiah’s reaction to this witness of seeing the LORD was a realization that he was a man with unclean lips who lives amongst the peoples of unclean lips stating; “Woe is me, I am doomed! For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, holding an ember which he had taken with tongs from the altar. He touched my mouth with it. “See,” he said, “now that this has touched your lips, your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!” Isaiah 6:5-8

My favorite Hymn has always been “Here I am LORD” because it reminded me of when I first was called by God to become a “Teacher of God’s Children” in the middle of the night when I visiting my father some seven years ago. “Here I am LORD, is it I LORD, I’ve heard You calling in the night. I will go LORD, if You need me, I will hold Your people in my heart.” Yesterday I went and helped out a Men’s Emmaus Retreat and I was reminded by God through my tears of joy that God has called all of us to do His Will by a surrender to His Son’s Truth. The Joy of Christ was in every smile I witness yesterday. The strength of Christ was in every hug or “un abrazo” as we say in our Emmaus Walk I received. This joy and strength of Christ is something I feel every morning when I get up to study and read His Word to accomplish His Will for my life. By loving your love of Christ, you too can be feel the call of Isaiah and know his feeling when he wrote: “I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength! ” Isaiah 49:5c

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, it is with great joy in my heart that I pray today for all men who are completing their last day of the retreat “A Walk to Emmaus.” May their walk be guided by the Light of Your Son’s Truth by their faith, hope, charity and love. I pray they come to know the importance of Your Three P’s of Glorifying You Lord in their practice of reading their Bible daily, their praying unceasingly over everything and their proclamation of Christ’s love. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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

Baptized Holy Spirit

Serve the LORD
See His Truth
Read His Word
Christ His proof

Know His Will
Obedience to live
Here I am
Love to give

Apostle of Christ
Each and everyone
Humanity to know
Wherever you go

John did see
Lamb of God
Baptized Holy Spirit
Testified by he

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 16, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-17-2011

Son though He was, He learned obedience from what He suffered; and when He was made Perfect, He became the source of Eternal Salvation for all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:8-9

Hebrews 5:1-10, Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 & Mark 2:18-22

I’m sure many of you can attest to learning obedience to Christ by what you have suffered in your life. God has a way of allowing you to experience His Will in suffering that guides you to understand His Word better or shed’s His Son’s Light on your need to give more to those less fortunate than you. I have a few Crosses on my desk and I often sit and wonder what pain He must have gone through. I can only imagine what Christ endured for my sins as He was nailed to a tree and lifted up for all to see. Such humility and grace hanging there dying for your sin!

There is a story of two men who drew their strength from Christ’s Salvation. They both endured and fought for equal rights for all men and women no matter what their color. One of these men was imprisoned unjustly for 27 and half years never giving up that God would deliver him. He awoke each day knowing Jesus had endured so much more than he but he softened hearts and changed the minds of countless guards in those 27 and half years. He lived in complete forgiveness as his Lord and Savior had taught. He once said, “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

The other man vowed to never use violence in confronting segregation. He marched and spoke to anyone he could about the need to be free of being denied the right to walk into any hotel or restaurant and for all children to learn together instead of being separated. He never gave up “his dream” and was killed by a societal failure. He once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead lives of faith, hope, charity and love. Today be thankful for their love of loving Jesus. Amen.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today for the candidates and team of the Emmaus weekend. May their hearts always burn with Your Son’s love. We pray today for all Humanity celebrating the life Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who instilled a love of You LORD into millions of people everywhere. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Bridegroom of Love

Find God’s favor
In giving abundantly
Find God’s favor
Serving His Humanity

Loud cries heard
Prayers of obedience
Christ’s love learned
Prayers of patience

Footstool of enemies
Garnished by God
Enemies He ruled
Judgment’s King rod

Fast from afar
Earthly life complete
Bridegroom of love
Salvation to greet

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 17, 2011 @ 5:11 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-18-2011

We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. Hebrews 6:11-12

Hebrews 6:10-20, Psalm 111:1-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c & Mark 2:23-28

There is a desire reaching into the depths of Humanity’s soul by God for mankind to give Him all thanksgiving for the gift of life. He wants us all to come to know Him and His Son’s Redemption but only through our own free will. Our gift of learning how to praise and worship our LORD comes from the Gospel Teaching of Christ Jesus. Through His Holy Spirit we are afforded the grace to understand His Will in our life by spending time with Him alone in prayer. We can go to God’s House on Sundays and worship but it’s our one-on-one relationship we have with the Trinity through prayer in solitude that brings us joys and graces beyond our wildest imaginations. Loving your love of Christ fulfills this eagerness of His Redemption until the very end. Through your faith and patience, you too will inherit the promises given by God.

And so we pray: Heavenly father, we pray today we never become sluggish in our prayer and work for You LORD. May You grant us faith and patience to see Your Promise fulfilled until the very end. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Christ the Redeemer Our Fate

Your work for Him never unnoticed
He seeks to fulfill His Promise
From the love you demonstrate
His joys and graces accomplish

Inheritance of His Promise
Eternal life through His Son
An oath strongly encouraged
By the death on the Cross He won

Praise His Covenant forever
Shout with joy from every peak
His Gospel propels us forward
To Salvation we learn to speak

The faithful who are hungry
Were fed by God’s grace
The Sabbath created for all
Christ the Redeemer our fate

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 18, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-19-2011

The LORD has sworn and will not waver: “Like Melchizedek You are a Priest forever.” Psalm 110:4

Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17, Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 & Mark 3:1-6

There is a freedom associated with surrender to following the Gospel of Christ Jesus and learning to live and breathe it each and every day. It has been said somewhere that we are not asked to believe the Bible but believe in the One who through divine revelations has written the Bible as a roadmap so to speak for your life. The Bible is your source of all needs to do what is right in the world. It is your Book of Faith. It is your Book of Hope. It is your Book of Charity. It is your Book of Love. It is your Book of Patience allowing you to live a life of Christ filled with faith, hope, charity and love.

Right now, the fire of Christ’s love is burning inside the soul of the Emmaus retreatants of last weekend. I’m sure like many of us who has been on a retreat, you want to share Jesus with everyone you see. What you are feeling is the Salvation of God coming into focus. Let the experience transform you into living a life led by the Spirit. There will be times though when you find it difficult to pray to God and surrender to His Son’s Truth. This is the time to open your Bible and read and through the Spirit of God His Truth will be revealed allowing your surrender to become visible in your heart, mind and soul. By loving your love of Christ, the King of Peace will provide all your needs to overcome anything life has to offer.

And so we pray: Heavenly Father, today I pray Your Spirit has led me to write only words that Glorify You LORD in all things. I ask in prayer that we turn to the High Priest of Christ Jesus for every need in our lives refreshing our soul constantly by reading Your Word and acting upon it. Through Christ our LORD I pray. Amen.

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

King of Jews to Forever Attest

Melchizedek blessed Abraham
His defeat of kings complete
King of Salem named
The King of Peace to meet

At His right hand He will sit
The Highest Priest to be
His day of birth reconciled
Humanity to forever see

Redemption in our midst
Sins forgotten He knew
My arms stretched out
My eternal love for you

A withered hand restored
Lawful good rather than evil
On a Sabbath Day of rest
King of Jews to forever attest

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 19, 2011 @ 5:42 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-20-2011

Therefore, He is always able to save those who approach God through Him, since He lives forever to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

And whenever unclean spirits saw Him they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3:11

Hebrews 7:25—8:6, Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 & Mark 3:7-12

There is indeed a greater work being accomplished by your surrender to living a life of Christ. A redemptive miracle is taking place through the power of prayer. People will see this in you by your practice. People will this in you by your prayer life. People will this in you by your proclamation. No matter where you are, you can pray to God and thus live a life being saved by your love of Christ Jesus. Many a person has found it hard to accept a complete surrender to living for God. You might think, “I’m not good enough. I smoke. I can’t give ten percent to the church. I’m too busy, etc, etc, etc” But God’s Only Son provided an intersession for you to approach God through Him. He has paid the debt of sin by His death on the Cross. Jesus says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

When people see the love of Christ in you, they are drawn to you just as the unclean spirits who fell at Jesus’ feet shouting, “You are the Son of God.” There have been countless times people have approached me and asked, “are you a pastor?” I always reply, “I’m a Disciple of Christ Jesus. Can I pray for you?” When you become bold in the Lord’s Truth, you learn to pray anywhere, anytime and anyplace for ANYONE. Jesus explained that anything you ask in My Name He will do and the works accomplished for the sake of His Name will be greater than His. “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, I will do, so that the Father may be Glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of Me in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14 When we learn to love our love of Christ, we know we can approach God through Jesus to Glorify God in all we accomplish.

And so we pray: My LORD and My God, we pray today to overcome all sin by our surrender to Your Son’s Truth to Glorify You LORD in all things. Through Christ our LORD. Amen.

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

Evil spirits cry, “You are the Son of God”

Seek God by way of Christ
Intersession of humanity’s strife
The High Priest with no needs
Proven on a Cross to overcome greed

Perfect forever His Throne does say
At God’s Right Hand in Heaven’s day
A Tabernacle of Truth built by God
The Covenant’s Mediator staff and rod

Obedience learned by your love of Him
Righteous and glorious forgiven of sin
Glorifying Heaven in each day we begin
A love of Salvation to forever win

Curing every disease and infirmity known
Christ’s covenant forever to be shown
Evil spirits cry, “You are the Son of God”
Running to a death of Salvation’s nod

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins, January 20, 2011 @ 5:43 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-21-2011

‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from least to greatest. For I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:11c-12

Hebrews 8:6-13, Psalm 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14 & Mark 3:13-19

The author of Hebrews goes further and explains of the High Priest of Whom God had chosen to bring his New Covenant of Love to accomplish the Forgiveness of Sins come from the Prophet Jeremiah’s text in Chapter 31 versus 31-34 saying, “The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers the day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer will they have need to teach their friends and kinsmen how to know the LORD. All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD, for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.”

The LORD Jesus Christ appoints His Apostles to carry out this New Covenant as we learn in Mark 3: 13-15, “He went up the mountain and summoned those whom He wanted and they came to Him. He appointed twelve (whom He also named apostles) that they might be with Him and He might send them forth to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” Saint Paul called himself an Apostle stating in Ephesians 1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God” describes how many of us feels today when we seek to accomplish the Will of God in all things. We are drawn to the label “An Apostle of Christ Jesus” because we feel it is fulfilling the destiny of God’s Divine Plan for us. By loving your love of Christ you become an Apostle by your practice, prayer and proclamation for the LORD will remember our sins no more.

And so we pray: Dear God, today I pray for Christ-guided trip toKey Westto accomplish Your Will and seek to glorify Your Name. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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

The Twelve Preached His Gift

A Ministry of Excellency
A New Covenant of Hope
God’s fulfilling Promise
Salvation love to cope

A glory across our land
Seen in everything we are
A people thankful for His grace
Kindness and Truth His taste

Summoned to a mountain
The LORD chose His Twelve
One would betray Him
Christ would soon foretells

Simon named Peter
So called Son’s of Thunder
Brothers James and John
Andrew, Philip and Bartholomew

The list goes on and on
Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus;
Thaddeus, Simon the Cananean,
A future traitor name Judas

Finished out His list
Guided by the Spirit
Authority to drive out demons
The Twelve preached His gift

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 21, 2011 @ 4:59 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-22-2011

How much more will the blood of Christ, Who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to worship the Living God Hebrews 9:14

Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14, Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 & Mark 3:20-21

How many of us still haven’t cleaned our consciousness from dead works to establish a complete surrender to a life of Christ? Ritualistic customs over the years have certainly seen their share of unusual and sometimes barbaric offerings in worshiping God. While the description of goat’s and calves blood doesn’t seem appealing when describing past practices, the soulistic connection gained by giving up everything for living in Jesus brings euphoric feelings from knowing the Blood of Christ cleansed your sins and mankind’s sins for all eternity. Here today, I am reminded by this talk of blood that senseless acts of death has spilled the blood of over 52 million babies in America alone since January 22, 1973. I am guilty of this as well allowing my first wife before we were married to have an abortion. A truth unknown to my children until today. I have cried countless times for that baby years later when I awoke in Christ’s arms to become everything for him. A discussion of surrender I have enjoyed conversation about with friends in Christ seeking to recognize and obtain how to complete this surrender of body, mind and soul of every action, every thought or every breath we take. Can you do it? I am reminded today my surrender is not completely unblemished but rather in need of further fasting, further denial of self and further prayer. Will you join me? Will you pray with me today for the babies spilling their blood without voice except your own.

Sometimes I feel confused by people’s reactions to loving your love of Christ. It seems to the most part people react positively to worshipping our LORD in public say in praying before a meal or praying with someone by holding hands. To Bruce the Homeless Painter I split my sub with at Subway last Thursday, I hope my praying with you in public garnished God’s love in my surrender to His Son’s Truth. There are many things we do as Christians to offer love and charity to people that might say looks like we are out of our mind. Christ’s life here on earth was no different experiencing complete denial and hatred of His Amazing love and Redemption. People spit in His face. They whipped His Body until it bled. They suffocated Him on a Cross but were still offered His Everlasting Forgiveness when He rose again three days later to breathe the Holy Spirit on His Apostles. Our God is so amazing. Everything in place of wonder, despair and fear. We should have the confidence to practice, pray and proclaim our love of Christ anywhere, anytime and anyplace with anyone. No matter what people say or do, your surrender to Christ lifts people less fortunate than you sharing His love with all humanity.

And so we pray: My Lord and My God, surrendered and ready my soul needs repairing from family aches from my love of You. I pray You bind my soul with Your Son’s Truth to proclaim without shame living in union with You for Your Glory. I pray today Your people come to know that every baby we have allowed to be killed will be given forgiveness by Your Son’s Blood on a Cross. LORD please teach us to stop killing babies senselessly. I ask this through Christ our LORD, Amen.

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

Out of Who’s Mind

Special little place
The offering of grace
God’s love is in need
Overcome by veins He did bleed

Cleansed by His Blood
Deaths of many
This day we relate
Babies die from negate

The works of the dead
Can be cleansed in you
Seeking His Word to wash
The filth of not truth

Babies are thrown
Away in a fear
Out of who’s mind
Christ’s thoughts appeared

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 22, 2011 @ 6:04 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-23-2011

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning. 1 Corinthians 1:17

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17

Isaiah 8:23-9:3-1, Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14, 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 & Matthew 4:12-23

How do you feel about your harvest? Your spoils God has blessed you with. Do you use them all in the Name of the Lord? Is it possible to do everything for Him with every breath you take? Do you dream about Christ’s Truth? As Anne Graham Lotz wrote: “My Jesus is Everything.” Is He your everything? Can you allow Jesus to “smash” all the self-centered things cluttering your life? There is so much clutter in a person’s life. There is a “yoke of burden” Christ will eliminate by the Trust you place in glorifying His Father to accomplish His Truth in your life. I can see how Mother Theresa was so successful after leaving her school and placing herself on the streets in the midst of so much death and despair. She emptied herself of all possessions trusting God would lead her, guide her and protect her. Where would life take you if you committed to “denying yourself for His sake?”

When you loose all fear and the Holy Spirit leads you in everything you say and do, a tranquil feeling emerges in your soul and you know everything is the way God wants it to be. You see it in people you surround yourself with in Christ. An “Armor of God” to accomplish all for the Glory of the Father. Where would our world be if we all agreed on the love of Christ and the Divine Teachings of Holy Scripture? Paul reminds us to be One in God to accomplish living in peace and harmony. Will the world outgrow God? What a scary thought. But our world is in need of Truth leading us by the people of today to accomplish the good of tomorrow. Isaiah wrote the journey of Christ by the Holy Spirit enlightening his soul. When Jesus went to Capernaum by the sea to live, Isaiah traced His footsteps by the Great Light of the Lord and Jesus began preaching “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Ultimately, His Father’s Will brought Him to ask two brothers, ““Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Once again, proof of when you deny yourself for your love of loving Christ, you empty yourself of all barriers to accomplish only the Will of God for the Good of Humanity.

In prayer we ask: Dear Heavenly Father, today we pray for the ability to deny ourselves for the sake of Christ’s love. We repent again today of anything we might have done to offend You LORD. Allow us to preach the Gospel in the Great Light of Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

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

Heaven’s Kingdom Here

A land degraded
Anguish of darkness
Dispelled in Trust
Great Light walked

Salvation in Light
Trust in fear
Our LORD Promised
Faithful so dear

Agree as One
Division not reached
Divided not Christ
Gospel wisdom preached

Repent for Him
Salvation so dear
Fishers of Men
Heaven’s Kingdom here

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 23, 2011 @ 7:01 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-24-2011

Just as it is appointed that human beings die once, and after this the judgment, so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring Salvation to those who eagerly await Him. Hebrews 9:27-28

Hebrews 9:15, 24-28, Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 & Mark 3:22-30

There are many times in my life I look back and remember encouraging smiles, graceful forgiveness and life-lasting memories from my Grandmother Mildred Carter. We weren’t afforded the opportunity to nurse her back from a sickness because she died in church pew from a heart attack on a Sunday night. Likewise, her husband and my grandfather Colen Carter died suddenly when my mother was only seven years old (I think). We as human beings only die once but we must be ready at any time when that day will come. I have been experiencing friends getting sick lately and I remind them God has a plan for them.

While the experience of life-changing medical conditions can alter one’s mood and heart, it is this exact time I remind people to call on the Lord in prayer through fasting, group community prayer and service projects. Pray with family and friends alike day in and day out waking up in the LORD reading His Word and going to sleep with Him each day. God has in store for us amazing peace for all eternity by our acceptance of His Truth. Talk to God and He’ll talk back to you. Keep Him in your heart and share Him with your soul. His love is unstoppable. Embrace Him often in praise. Seek Him in the stillness of your heart beat. Loving your love of Christ requires faith, hope, charity and love and perseverant living as James wrote in Chapter One; “Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

And so we pray: Dear Lord, we pray for all people lost in sickness that they may gain perseverance from Your love. Keep us undivided steadfast in Your love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Eternal God our Spouse

Transgressions delivered
New Covenant in place
His Kingdom is offered
Christ’s love debate

Satan driven by Satan?
A kingdom is not a house
Property of division
Eternal God our spouse

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 24, 2011 @ 5:17AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-25-2011

He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16

Acts 9: 1-22, Psalm 117:1bc, 2 & Mark 16:15-18

The story of Saul turned Saint Paul on the road to Damascus to bind in chains anyone who proclaims the name of Christ Jesus. The Light of Christ came upon Saul on his journey and blinded him allowing him to hear Jesus proclaim to him; “On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus, a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” He said, “Who are you, sir?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9″ 3-6 Many of you I am sure have heard the voice of God talking to you in a dream or in a vision but were afraid to pursue His call. “What will people think if I deny myself and be everything for God?” I’m here to tell you they will be encouraged to give more to Him. They will be encouraged to speak more of Christ. They will seek to have what you have by your walk and your talk. They will hear you speak of such graces they will seek to understand Him better. The Scales of Selfishness will fall away from your eyes and you too will be anointed Apostle of Christ Jesus.

Now as an Apostle you are charged with proclaiming the Gospel to every creature. There are many a story of saints who preached to every creature including animals of different types. Reading through some of these stories reminds me we are all responsible for living a life of giving glory to God for all things. Our LORD has given us more than just water to drink and food to eat. He has given us the ability to hear the wonder of the world. A bird singing or the soothing sounds of the ocean’s current crashing to the shore. He has given us honey to taste and various spices to enrich the flavor of our food. He has given us the sense of touch to feel the softness of a new born baby or the caress of your spouse. He has given us the ability to smell the flowers and to smell fresh baked bread baking. He has given us eyes to see the world and all its glories. The amazing qualities our LORD has blessed us with in living a life of loving your love of Christ must be proclaimed in His Truth to every creature.

And so we pray: Dear God, I pray today to have the confidence to proclaim the Gospel to every creature and to give all glory to You LORD for everything I hear, taste, feel, smell, and see. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Redemption Given to the Devil’s Need

Strictly educated to see
The flavor of God’s belief
A zealous love indeed
Christ’s flavor redemption relief

Persecute me not
Saul who chained the lot
Claiming his sight to believe
A Saint born to achieve

The Gospel He spoke
All heard his preaching
From coast to coast
He words were resounding

Baptized and clean
He proclaimed Christ’s deed
Everyone with ears ought to hear
The Truth brought so dear

All smells in heaven
Linger with you on a walk
The flowers are giving
A glimpse of heaven’s talk

The world will hear
The Gospel of Truth indeed
Every creature will know the Truth
Redemption given to the devil’s need

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 25, 2011 @ 5:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-26-2011

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. 1 Timothy 1:8

2 Timothy 1:1-8, Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10 & Mark 4:1-20

Do you feel shame when you testify to the LORD? Last night my beautiful wife and I were discussing how one gives everything to the LORD. How do you consecrate everything you do for the Glory of God? My testimony is simple yet fulfilling; practice, pray and proclaim. I practice by reading my Bible several different times a day. If I’m troubled by something, I open and read the Word of God. No matter what I’m doing I pray before it, during it and after it. From getting up in the morning, to thanking Jesus for everything. I pray unceasingly. Not just in times of need but over everything. And I proclaim with love in my heart and soul for the One Who gives us Salvation. Paul teaches us to, “stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” 1 Timothy 1:6-7 We all have this power and love and we all have self-control. How do you Glorify God in all you do?

Jesus was a man of many parables and here in Mark 4 Jesus takes the time to explain His parable of the Seed Sower. “The Sower sows the Word” (of God). Many will hear the Word as you share it with them in every day life but Satan will take away the Truth from their hearts and continue to sin. Here we must be extra diligent in sharing the Word with these people. Invite them to a service or to a prayer meeting. Get their number and call them. The one on Rocky Ground hears the Word and rejoices with you but their roots are insufficient to sustain their love of God so they return to sin. Rejoice with them and remind these people how this feeling which is sweeping them into joy will last forever by true cultivation of God’s Word daily. Some will hear the Word and be worried about losing their earthly things and these things will choke their desire to honor our God and thus run away from your proclamation. But finally you will encounter the majority of people in the world who want to hear and learn about God’s amazing love and forgiveness. They will seek out the LORD in everything they do once you plant the Seed of Truth in their heart and soul. A majority of America lives in this rich soil and are just waiting for you or me to talk to them about our love of loving Christ and Glorifying God in all things by His Holy Word of Truth. Sow His Word and bring more people to know His Son’s Salvation for all eternity.

And so we pray: My Lord and my God, We pray today to be Sowers of Your Word to everyone we meet. May Your Truth be our guide and Your Spirit be our courage. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Fruit a Hundredfold to Use

Child of God
Grace is yours
Christ your guide
Forever love heard

Clear conscience worship
His Holy Truth
Pray night and day
Faith confidence in you

Flame God’s gift
No cowardice spirit
Rather power of Him
Spirit in self-control

Seeds of Truth sowed
Path Satan controlled
Rocky ground joyous
Thorny bushes rebellious

Worldly things hinder
Anxiety filled fools
Rich soils produce
Fruit a hundredfold to use

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 26, 2011 @ 5:38 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-27-2011

For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. Mark 4:22

Hebrews 10:19-25, Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 & Mark 4:21-25

A Promise made trustworthy by the Blood of Jesus has secured for humanity the forgiveness of sins. Our boldness to enter the Kingdom of Heaven comes from Christ Who experienced the most painful death imaginable and secured the right for all mankind to be forgiven and accept redemption from His Blood on a Cross. I believe many become stubborn in completing their surrender to God’s Divine Plan for the their life and thus live selfishly until something tragic happens and then they call on God to fix it.

We lack the understanding of God’s request to give faith, hope and charity yet expect Him to lift us out of darkness and despair. Jesus tells us there is “nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light.” What is hidden in your world? Are you living life to accomplish the Will of God? Or are you waiting until something bad happens to ask for help? Living a life of loving your love of Christ is a daily commitment to share God’s faith, God’s hope, God’s charity and God’s love. Make everything visible by taking off the robe of selfishness.

In prayer we ask: Dear God, today we pray everything is visible for the lost to see. We pray we have the confidence to say yes and give more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Redemptions Eternal Right

Jesus dripped Blood
Covering every sin
Confidence we gain
Proclaiming Eternal win

Total trust absolute
Evil conscience cleaned
Confession of hope
Good works seen

Lamp made visible
Christ’s rightful night
Darkness voided secrets
Redemptions Eternal Right

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 27, 2011 @ 5:33 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-28-2011

You need endurance to do the Will of God and receive what He has promised. Hebrews 10:36

Hebrews 10:32-39, Psalm 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40 & Mark 4:26-34

There are so many temptations in this world one needs endurance to accomplish the Will of God. There is something to be said to the one who becomes steadfast in the LORD’s decrees accomplishing the Will of God to establish lasting faith, hope and love. What are we doing to bring Redemption to those who have lost their endurance in living a life of Christ? I believe it is more important to talk about what we can do to strengthen our endurance than list what we are up against each and every day. As a servant of the LORD Jesus Christ, we are charged with providing every opportunity in our walk to share the Gospel with friends and neighbors, co-workers and strangers alike. When your level of spirituality and honor become real, you will accomplish everything you do in His Name and live only to serve His purpose.

The Parable of the Seeds Growth only comes in the Book of Mark. The Word of God made flesh comes to us describing the Kingdom of God with descriptions of a seed growing into a plant without any human help and thus describes the growth of God within us all by allowing His Truth to envelope our being by practice, prayer and proclamation. When God calls you home, you will be like the seed that was nurtured by the Spirit of God to receive the Promise of Christ Himself of Everlasting Life. As a person who lives the Will of God, loving your love of Christ will bring you to full maturity in the Glory of The LORD to receive all He has Promised.

In prayer we ask: My LORD and My God, today we pray for everlasting endurance to accomplish Your Will and receive the Promise of Everlasting Life. We ask this through Christ our LORD Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

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

Branches of Redemption Spring Forth

Days have passed
Your call is complete
Christ seeks your help
To bring faith to the weak

Remain confident in Him
Recompense your true reward
No draw back in seeking
Your Promise from the LORD

The Kingdom is like a seed
God’s hand nurtures every growth
A parable of spiritual needs
Branches of Redemption spring forth

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 28, 2011 @ 5:03 AM EST

Wig’s Wortd of God Today 1-29-2011

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” Mark 4:40

Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19, Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75 & Mark 4:35-41

When you capture the faith of Christ, you can take on the world! Amen! There comes a time in everyone’s walk with God that your faith comes into clear focus and your spirituality and honor become real in His purpose for your life. You put away worldly things and focus on the Glory of God by giving faith, hope charity and love back to those who ask for it and those who need it the most. You’ll come to this point that fright leaves you to accomplish the unknown by trusting God with everything. Many a Biblical Scholar has argued who wrote the letter to the Hebrews but one thing is for sure, it brings about a chronological order from Genesis to the life of Christ displaying the meaning of what living for God accomplishes to persevere for the Promise of Everlasting Life.

Our faith rests only on the Redemption of Christ’s death. His life draws on every aspect of living in challenges to overcome by His faith our Father would Redeem Him in His Resurrection. God became Man to accomplish the New Covenant of love and give us an example of how to live in a real joy of loving life by His example of faith, hope, and love of the LORD. God teaches us by example in the life Christ lead while he was here. Humanity must know that God is concerned with our conduct and therefore gave us instructions to live by in His Word and life of His Son Christ Jesus. By living in great awe of the LORD, you are living a life of faith in His Promise of Everlasting Life and can accomplish His Will by this love of loving Jesus’ Truth.

In prayer we ask: Dear LORD, we pray for faith to sustain a walk confident in living Your Will. Keep us grounded in You by our practice, our prayer and our proclamation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

The Souls of the Faithful Promise is Near

Realize His call for you
Faith in His promise so true
Hope of joys not seen
Evidence lived in a life pristine

An inheritance awaits for you
Abraham’s promise came true
Fruitful powerful faith at an old age
Sarah delivered Truth in history’s page

Count the stars in the sky
His descendants equal and abide
By the Promise God made to rely
Seashores sands could never hide

Asleep in a boat was God’s Only Son
Awaken in fear by the Apostles tongue
His power calmed the wind to cheer
The souls of the faithful Promise is near

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 29, 2011 @ 5:37 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-30-2011

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of Me. Matthew 5:11

As it is written, “Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:31

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13, Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 & Matthew 5:1-12a

There is a great need to shelter yourself from evil by listening to the Prophets of old. Zephaniah was a prophet during the reign of Josiah occurring during 640-609 B.C. describing a warning to those who worshipped false idols that by their observance of the law they will hopefully be sheltered by the life they lead in God. False idols surround us today on every corner driving millions to satisfy their own selfish desires to love not the LORD but the worship of money and success. As an Apostle of Jesus Christ I beg you all to “seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth, who have observed his law; Seek justice, seek humility; perhaps you may be sheltered on the day of the LORD’S anger.” Zephaniah 2:3 Do you seek justice and humility in your life?

How many of us really live the calling of the LORD? Paul describes not the proud but the lowly to obtain greatness from God by not boasting in one’s self but rather the One Who gave us life in Christ Jesus. We must all seek humility and boast in Christ as Paul states “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.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 Jesus teaches us in Matthew 5 the principles we should live our life by helping the poor in spirit, comforting those who mourn, giving a hand to the meek, feeding the hungry, applauding the merciful and showing mercy ourselves, living a clean life free of sin, being a peacemaker (the true Children of God), and defending the one who is righteous in the name of the LORD. Christ has promised us; “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 5:11-12a You live all these principles by loving your love of Christ Jesus! Amen.

In prayer we ask: Dear Abba Father, we pray today for the healing of Alba Diaz who ministers to the imprisoned. We pray for those who persecute us because of our love of loving You LORD. May we always boast in You for the Salvation we receive by Your Son’s Truth and Blood. We pray this in the Name above all Names, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

The Life Lived in a Clean Heart

Humble earth dwellers
The law should be observed
Seek not false idols of self
Seek the Truth in God’s Word

A remnant will dwell amongst you
Lies will never cross their tongue
Living in harmony of God the Father
His Will they will live to be done

A calling all should consider
One boasting in not one’s self
But living the life of the meek
The Wisdom of God to be felt

Blessed are you who seek His Ways
Comforting the hope of all who afford
The life lived in a clean heart
Obtaining true joy in Heaven’s reward

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 30, 2011 @ 6:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 1-31-2011

God had foreseen something better for us, so that without us they should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:40

Hebrews 11:32-40, Psalm 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & Mark 5:1-20

The prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword; out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned back foreign invaders.” Hebrews 11:33-34 By faith the prophets of old were able to conquer all in their path by their belief in the One and Only True God. It wasn’t until Christ came that they were made perfect through His Redemptive Death on a Cross. They enjoy every aspect of Redemption in Heaven by the fullness of Christ’s death even though many people today still do not know the Redemption they possess by the Blood of Christ Jesus.

If you have a desire to accomplish your own holiness in the LORD, then Redemption is not your pure focus of living. By centering your life on His Redemption you allow yourself to be made useful in the Spirit of God to accomplish the abandonment of self and thus being totally surrendered to the Will of God. You seek to share the Gospel of Christ in everything you do. You have to live in a reality of the Gospel to provide everyone you encounter the opportunity to know Christ’s Redemption. By loving your love of Christ you live in the reality of Redemption to practice, pray and proclaim the Gospel.

In prayer we ask: Dear LORD, we pray for Margaret Anderson under going surgery today. Keep her safe LORD. We pray we live a life centered on the Redemption Your Son brought to humanity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Faith in Christ Never Dies

Faith can conquer kingdoms
Faith can conquer fear
Faith can conquer Satan
Faith in Christ to appear

Faith can endure mockery
Faith can endure pain
Faith can endure loneliness
Faith in Christ to gain

Faith foresees Evil Spirits
Faith foresees their lies
Faith foresees Truth to expel
Faith in Christ never dies

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins January 31, 2011 @ 5:27 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-1-2011

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a

Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” Mark 5:36b

Hebrews 12:1-4, Psalm 22:26b-27, 28 and 30, 31-32 & Mark 5:21-43

We have been given a Leader Who perfected the faith by sharing His Blood of a New Covenant love with all Humanity. We are reminded today that we are a vast number of people described as a “cloud of witnesses” that should “rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.” Amen! Today we are up against an onslaught of Satan’s evil spirits on every corner in the world. So many people are continuing to live for their own selfish pleasures instead of seeking the Way and the Truth to accomplish faith, hope, charity and love. Today I am thanking God for allowing me to meet a woman who created the website called “Keep God in America” for the purpose of reintroducing America to our Creator Who authored the Constitution through Divine Guidance of our Founding Fathers. It is with much pleasure and humble servitude that I have accepted an opportunity to write about the most important topic in the United States today; Keeping God in America.

I am reminded today as I study Hebrews that the “great cloud of witnesses” needs to come together for the Glory of God being thankful for His Word which guided our Founding Fathers to create the first Free Nation in the world. Our Free Nation must remember the words of Psalm 115:3, ” “Our God is in heaven; whatever God wills is done.” He Willed the creation of our country to have a land where we can be free to worship and praise our LORD. James Madison once wrote, “”Whilst we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess, and to observe the religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an equal freedom to those whose minds have not yet yielded to the evidence which has convinced us. If this freedom be abused, it is an offence against God, not against man: To God therefore, not to men, must an account of it be rendered.” To God is the Glory for ever and ever. Amen. You can learn more about their site at www.KeepGodinAmerica.com and will see my writing there soon.

I think of a man daily as I write because of a DVD of Hillsong Live he lent us called “Faith + Hope + Love” which had a sticker I placed on my desk above my keyboard. This man is Chris Santello and we have been praying for his healing for the last year and a half. Today is his memorial and I will always remember the last time we saw him at his home where we prayed with him often and read Scripture to him because my wife and I laid hands on him praying over him as the song “I will exalt You” from Hillsong played. All three of us called out to the LORD together as tears streamed down our faces being thankful to Worship the One and Only True God. Chris was a peaceful soul fervent in the LORD and his love of God impacted our lives. I am singing the song now, “Because You are with me, I will not fail. My hiding place, my safe refuge. My treasured LORD You are. My Prince and King, Anointed One. Most Holy.” Rest in peace as Christ cradles you my friend Chris Santello. “I will Exalt You, you are my God Sing Hallelujah for the King has carried the Cross and Risen from the grave.”

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, today we pray Chris Santello enjoys the joys of heaven’s songs LORD. We pray we come together as a cloud of people to give You all the Glory for everything we have. Rid us of self LORD to only worship Your Son’s Truth. We ask this through Christ our LORD Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

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

Truth Healed by the Lamb

It is Your love LORD
Bringing peace to Humanity
Cloud of burden lifted
Christ’s love of joy to see

He endured the Cross
Blood for me and for you
Grow weary not
His Truth presided its due

A daughter of death
Rose by His hands
Someone touched His cloak
Truth healed by the Lamb

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 1, 2011 @ 6:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-2-2011

The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon Him. Luke 22:40

Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10, Hebrews 2:14-18 & Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

I can only imagine what it must of been like to be a childhood friend of Jesus. Watching Him grow and becoming filled with wisdom studying the Jewish writings of the day. It must have been hard to keep up with Him. Our spiritual walk with Jesus is much in the same way; slow cookin’ if you will. It takes time to get to know the One only True God by living the Gospel of Christ Jesus. As you grow with God, your self reliance becomes less and less until one day you realize that everything you do is for the LORD.

This loss of self you experience becomes a time for true celebration for now you truly know that only God’s Will is what you live for. A life of Christ comes into focus and your complete surrender and dependence on His Truth gives you strength and power through the Holy Spirit. You might not truly see His Strength by His Spirit until then and it may take years to accomplish but your love of loving Christ will come into clear focus by practice, prayer and proclamation. Stay patient with others and remember how God has dealt with you over the years; with compassion and patience.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray we may always walk in patience of growing in wisdom with You. Teach us to be humble filled with faith, hope, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Redemption Favor For All to Be

A Messenger of love has come
A New Covenant for all to see
To the Temple did He go
Proclaiming Redemption for you and me

Sharing His Blood and Flesh for all
Sins dying a complete death in thee
No longer a slave to demonic passions
Angels to guide you to see

The wisdom of God growing
From a sinless life indeed
Glory for all the people
Redemption favor for all to be

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 2, 2012 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-3-2011

God the judge of all, and the spirits of the just made perfect, and Jesus, the mediator of a New Covenant, and the sprinkled Blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:23c-24

Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24, Psalm 48:2-3ab, 3cd-4, 9, 10-11 & Mark 6:7-13

The writer of Hebrews offers a comparison of the two covenants announced by God; Moses and Jesus. The first covenant of Moses is described as a covenant of fear where God punishes those who do not comply with the teachings of Moses. The second covenant supersedes the first and gives us Jesus allowing us direct access to God by His proclamation of love described as God’s children to live in harmony in a Christina community. The author describes that it is a graver sin not to abide by the Words of Christ than to heed the words of Moses. The author reminds us the Kingdom of Christ will always be with us for our God lives forever but if Christians fall away from the church God’s justice will ultimately punish those who reject the teachings of Christ.

The Apostolate Walk of Twelve should remind all people that the love of God will protect you where ever you may go giving you the ability to share the Christ’s love with anyone to accomplish healing and life-changing Redemption to those you meet. We are all on our own Walk with Jesus where we either choose to surrender to His Teachings or become a closet Christian. God wants us all to practice our faith with friends and strangers alike to share the Redemption His Son’s Blood gave to all Humanity. There’s more to learn in this Walk of Christ by your practice than you may realize and until you completely empty your soul of selfish needs, your surrender will not be complete. Guide your love of loving Christ to read your Bible daily, share your prayers with strangers and proclaim the Gospel with joy in your heart.

And so we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray our walk in life is an example of Christ’s Apostles teaching the love He commanded us to share. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Why DO I

Why do I love to wonder?
Why do I seek Your face?
Why do I return to honor?
Why do I enjoy my fate?

I watch you grow amongst a wonder
I watch you seek to know this Truth
I watch you grasp His forever knowledge
I watch you love His Redemptive proof

Why do I love to honor?
Why do I love Your Truth?
Why do I love his promise?
Why do I love to choose?

I surrender all for a love abundant
I surrender all for Salvation’ due
I surrender all to see Your Kingdom
I surrender all for the glory of Truth

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 3, 2011 @ 6:33 Am EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-4-2011

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:1-2

Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have,for he has said, I will never forsake you or abandon you. Hebrews 13:5

Hebrews 13:1-8, Psalm 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc & Mark 6:14-29

There are times you will be walking along and encounter people you used to cross the street to avoid. Now you are afforded courage in the LORD that takes you right to them. Many of you may still be afraid (“What can anyone do to me?”) but I ask you to consider what God has given us in His Son’s Redemption and look this brother or sister in the eye and say hello. There are people everywhere who are homeless, wondering lonely and afraid who you can see Christ in their eyes by your courage when you pray with them or console them by just talking to them. Not all of these “Angels” are seeking money or handouts. Many are seeking faith, hope and compassion. Many need someone to acknowledge them for who they are and not be afraid of them. When you see someone in need, “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.”

How many of you call you spouse your “Soul-Mate in Christ?” I remember asking God to send me someone who was “fervent” in the LORD. Someone who loved Jesus. Amen. And like a miracle there she was asking God to send her someone too who loved Jesus. My wife Toni is the blessing God afforded me because of my commitment to His Word and living His Truth. She is the Light of Christ I need every day of my life and I cherish her by my words, my actions and my faith in Christ Jesus. I purposely tell her every day of her life she is the most beautiful woman in the world. I leave her a flower on her car door handle every day because I want her to know I’m madly in love with her. She’s a joy to love and my prayer warrior. We are as One in Christ and the reason why I changed my name to reflect our love of Jesus. We love our love of Jesus together. Pray to God to keep your marriage “honored among all” and filled with the Will of God.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for all people t receive the mutual love of Truth. We pray for all marriages that they are ruled by the love of Christ and not the love of money. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

His Truth Came From God’s Only Seed

Love of all people for humanity’s sake
Hospitality the key to show them His Way
Angels may be many you courageously say
Jesus Christ has called me to stop and to pray

Think of those who are imprisoned for hate
Garnish prayers for the love they negate
Lift them up and pray for them in Truth
Many will seek the understanding to prove

Marriage is to be One in Christ
God’s Only Son seeks Your love’s right
No desire of money or sensual lust
Undefiled and free to completely Trust

“The Lord is my helper,
and I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?”
Sharing Christ in my life’s parade.

Leaders pray to act in Truth
Do not be fooled by Satan’s noose
Seek the justice lead by God’s Word
He is yesterday, today and tomorrow heard

Christ was more than a Prophet indeed
His Truth came from God’s only seed
Herod was jealous of the man in cloth
Beheading John was a dreadful loss

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 4, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-5-2011

May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the Great Shepherd of the sheep by the Blood of the Eternal Covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do His Will. May He carry out in you what is pleasing to Him through Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever (and ever). Amen. Hebrews 13: 20-21

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23:1

Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21, Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 & Mark 6:30-34

I pray many of you are hearing the phrase “pay it forward” a lot now-a-days allowing you to by your giving or receiving God’s Graces to experience the type of charity God is concerned with. The type of charity that moves mountains by just a smile to a complete stranger or a good bellow with a neighbor next door. Seeking the heart beat of life by allowing God to provide every grace He has ever promised by Your Sweet Fruitful Confession of Faith in Christ Jesus. Amen. He is the first mention of your lips in the morning and your last before retiring at night. Without Him you would be nothing but He gives you everything even to those who are wondering amously in a vast sea of sin and selfishness. “Pay it forward” to accomplish the charity God commissions and seeks Humanity to experience for life.

We have to promise ourselves as red-blooded Americans that we are going to stand up and pray for our leaders as Hebrews reminds us: “Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account.” Hebrews 13:17a Hebrews close with blessings through the Resurrection of the LORD allowing you to live the Redemption He gave from His Precious Holy Blood. “May the God of peace, Who brought up from the dead the Great Shepherd of the sheep by the Blood of the Eternal Covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do His Will. May He carry out in you what is pleasing to Him through Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory forever (and ever). Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of Mercy Who was moved for pity of the vast crowds teach you to always love your love of His Truth.

So we ask in prayer: Dear Merciful God, we pray today for our leaders that they may carry out the wish of the majority for the compassion Your Word teaches us. We pray today for our need to be more giving and less concerned with self and sin. We ask this through Christ our LORD. Amen.

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

Humanity Will Share in His Pity Today

Is giving a sacrifice for you?
Can you give without wanting too
It seem hard to fathom life lived thin
Fruitful allowances give Christ His win

Defer to the leaders of the world
Give obedience as in God’s Word
There’s is accountable prayer to vast award
Agreeance to accomplish His Will in truthful implore

Pleasing to carry out is His love accord
We live to accomplish His Will in peace galore
The beauty of our LORD Jesus Christ to be
Living vast surrender to His loving faithfully

Waters of stillness guide my soul
A dark valley giving Light’s reward
Courageous love from foes defeat
Dwelling in His House forever retreat

Apostle’s gathering to tell of His Will
Lifting spirits and satan’s spells
Even in a deserted place to pray
Humanity will share in His Pity today

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 5, 2011 @ 5:13 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-6-2011

If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday; Isaiah 58:10

that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the Power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5

Isaiah 58:7-10, Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 & Matthew 5:13-16

My heart is aching for the lost souls who wonder around in the night seeking Satan’s potion of choice wanting to know God but without anyone to share with them the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Are you “Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own?” Isaiah 58:7 How many “Golden Voices” are walking the streets dying a lonely death without knowing the joys of our Prince of Love?

There is many a story of the man or woman someone saved from living in a tent in the freezing cold. There are many a father, many a brother or a sister and many a family living in the streets of the world who’s story hasn’t been told or will be told. Theirs is a lonely story of begging and stealing to survive. Many are here illegally searching for a better life. Many may be slaves to human traffickers working for survival until they escape. Keep and eye out for them and call the authorities. Somehow we have to reach them with a guiding touch of Christ’s hand delivering Eternal Freedom from sin. Share, share and share some more the Redemption of Jesus Christ. It is our pursuit of allowing the homeless, the naked and the hungry to know His Redemption for an ever peaceful freedom from sin.

I must admit I am searching for the answers too and I feel much as Paul does here in 1 Corinthians 2:3-5; “I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive (words of) wisdom, but with a demonstration of spirit and power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the Power of God.” There is a wisdom that lives in a person who loves His love of loving Christ that knows his faith rests only on the Power of God. The Power of God will bring people together to overcome anything; homelessness, disease and even war. Our surrender to sharing His Redemption will allow others to see everything is for the Glory of God. “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16

So we ask in prayer: MY LORD AND MY GOD, I pray today for Shannon Lord LORD who You know so well. Touch her with Your Healing Hands and bring her home to her family and friends. I call upon the LORD through all my prayer warriors to ask for her healing. I pray today that not just the majority but all citizens of the United States will always protect the Constitution and believe You LORD are the reason for all blessings. In Your Son’s Precious Name we pray. Amen

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

Salt Can Be the Flavor’s Source

Bread will nourish the hungry
A home shelter the poor
Clothes will cover the naked
Christ’s Redemption to implore

Sin’s wounds quickly healing
Triumph over sin released
Void of cruelty, lies and vulgarity
Hunger fed by His Light of Peace

Wisdom filled words cannot create
The joys of the Spirit to inoculate
Your heart and soul with His love
Mighty and graceful is the Power of God

Salt can be the flavor’s source
Words of God guiding force
The Light will always shine
To Glorify the King at all times

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 6, 2011 @ 6:11 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-7-2011

Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD, my God, You are great indeed! Psalm 104:1

Genesis 1:1-19, Psalm 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10 and 12, 24 and 35c & Mark 6:53-56

The beginning of the earth and all the amazing things put into place by the LORD has still to this day astounded many a human when you read the first chapter of Genesis. Psalm 104 shares the same feelings many of us feel when we think of what awesome power God has to create such wonders for us to witness and live by.

When we read how the earth began, I believe it our duty to acknowledge the greatness of our LORD and give Him His due homage. We should not only be thankful for the life He has breathed into mankind and for this amazing world we live in but for the Redemption His Son brought to Humanity to gain Eternal Life. Let there be a Light in your love of loving Christ Jesus to live His Will each and every day.

And so we ask in prayer: Dear Heavenly King, we pray today to always be thankful for Your great works in creating the earth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Only His Works Upon His Foundation

Waters with great winds reduce
A wasteland formed to produce
Habitat for mankind’s journey
Light from God to prove us worthy

To see was called day
To rest was called night
To live and to share together
Called out of darkness by His Light

The sky was but a dream
The living by day near a stream
Vegetation He gave with a seed
To replant and furnish every need

In the beginning all Truth was formed
By the Hands of our Great God the norm
There was no wishful thinking
Only His Works upon His Foundation

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 7, 2011 @ 5:47 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-8-2011

God created man in His image; in the Divine Image He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27

You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition. Mark 7:8

Genesis 1:0-2:4a, Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 & Mark 7:1-13

We continue our walk through Genesis and the formation of man, the living creatures and the green plants for food describing how pleased God was with all He created. After six days of work, He rested on the seventh day making it Holy describing in Genesis 2:3, “So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.” There comes a time we all must rest from our work for the LORD and rejuvenate our bodies with proper pampering and relaxation. Take the time to bring yourselves back to the surrender Christ calls all of us to give.

Jesus describes the traditions of the Jewish peoples and by the Pharisees explaining there are some things they believe they do before eating such as washing their hands that are not as important as following the example of Christ in living. Jesus said, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me; In vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’ You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.” He went on to say, “How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!” Mark 7: 6-9 Jesus makes it very clear that human tradition doesn’t outweigh God’s laws.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I pray to give myself completely to You in body, mind and spirit by my actions of following Your Word. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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

Your tradition is Human Not God’s Word Fed

The water was filled by His grace
Living creatures of which we can taste
Even the birds of the sky came to prove
Heaven and earth were filled for me and you

Animals of every kind began to roam
Filling the earth with more graces shown
In His Image He created a boy and a girl
Dominion was ours by His love to fulfill

All of this happened in six days or less
The earth was formed without proper rest
God looked down and found it very good
On Seventh Day He rested as each of us should

Washing before meals can’t change your fate
Christ told the Pharisees as they continued to hate
Your lips may honor the things I have said
Your tradition is human not God’s Word fed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 8, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-9-2011

The LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being. Genesis 2:7

Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile. Mark 7:15

Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17, Psalm 104:1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30 & Mark 7:14-23

As a school teacher, I encounter children doing things repeatedly you ask them not to do. No matter how much you explain to some children, “don’t climb the tree because you could fall and hurt yourself” they still climb the tree when your back is turned. Even after a child has fallen and broke his arm, they still want to climb that tree. I relate this to Adam being told not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge when He said to Adam, “The LORD God gave man this order: “You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and bad. From that tree you shall not eat; the moment you eat from it you are surely doomed to die.” Genesis 2:16-17

Humanity likes adventure. Humanity likes to seek the thrill and push the limits of living to the very edge. Some people you can’t tell anything to because they are going to do what they want or they’re going to follow anyone leading them into mischievous activity. By having God in our life we learn to pray for the lost and wondering. As a parent of five children, you learn by God’s Word to discipline your child in living the life of Christ by action and example. I see children who are schooled in the way of the LORD and those who are not and believe me, you can tell the children who are learning to act with respect, helpful enthusiasm and a true desire to learn versus the children who are lacking the fundamentals of gaining knowledge without God as their guide. I have taken on the responsibility of teaching all children but I relish teaching children who are respectful in the Glory of God the Father because their parents are taking the time to school them Biblically and they come to school eager to learn with respect as their guide.

Jesus reminds us in Mark 7 it’s not food that defiles a person but the thoughts and actions of our mind and soul. “But what comes out of a person that is what defiles. From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.” Mark 7: 20-23 We all know what happened to Adam and Eve when they didn’t follow God’s instructions, it is our duty to teach our children and family, our friends and our coworkers the Way of Truth by our words, our deeds and our actions. God the Father breathed life into the nostrils of man by taking clay and molding him in His Image. It is our duty as His Disciple to mold our family, our friends and aquaintenances into loving their love of Christ to find the Redemption of Eternal Life. Practice, Pray and Proclaim. Amen!

And so we ask in prayer: Dear LORD. we pray today Your people will know Your Truth and teach our children to love Your Word to accomplish Your Will. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

God’s Only Son Informed Us to Care

No shrub yet planted
No grass on the field
His wisdom firmly rooted
Man formed from clay to appeal

Breath of life fed into his nose
Breathing Adam smiled and rose
Eat and be filled with every grace
Forbid only to eat of knowledge’s base

This tree is of Good and Evil
Doomed to die if laid on your table
Much like that of wicked thoughts
Eternal damnation for Satan’s lot

Nourishment passes through and out
Christ informed in a parable they got
No food can defile from within
Only evil thoughts from your heart begin

To ruin a life and those around you
Killing and blaspheming alters affairs
All food is said to be clean to share
God’s Only Son informed us to care

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 9, 2011 @ 5:53 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-10-2011

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body. Genesis 2:24

Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Mark 7:28b

Genesis 2:18-25, Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 & Mark 7:24-30

I pray all of you have a spouse who lifts you up daily in prayer like mine allowing you to feel as if you have become one body in mind, flesh and soul. I explain to people I meet why my wife and I have chosen to join or last names was because we wanted to solidify our union as Soul-Mates in Christ to become One in God in all things. An amazing beauty when you seek to mirror the love of God with your spouse in everything you do.

From the first prayer in the morning to the last prayer at night we compliment each other with our encouragement, our concern and willingness to seek God in a total surrender to a life of Christ together. There is a faith seen by Christ in the woman asking to heal her daughter of demons that should be carried together as One in marriage. Believe in His Truth to accomplish the Will of God in all things allowing His Love to shine forth among Humanity as an example for all to see. Practice with your spouse (read the Bible together). Pray with your spouse (pray together you’ll stay together). Proclaim with your spouse (pray with a waiter when you go our to eat). Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, I pray all marriages become One in Body, Mind and Spirit to Glorify You in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

She is of my Flesh and my Bones to Become One

God knew Adam shouldn’t be alone
He set one of his ribs to forever shone
In a woman who would carry Humanity home
She is of my flesh and my bones to become One

The Dogs Too Must Eat of the Children’s Scraps

A daughter unclean to be healed was her wish
She had faith and knowledge gaining her grip
The dogs too must eat of the children’s scraps
Love of my Father healed her from demon’s traps

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 10, 2011 @ 6:04 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-11-2011

The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom. Genesis 3:6a

Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”) Mark 7:34

Genesis 3:1-8, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 & Mark 7:31-37

Sometimes in life we are so busy we make quick choices and end up getting it all wrong by allowing other people to convince us of something we should not do. This is such the case in the Garden of Eden when the serpent tricks Eve into eating from the Tree of Knowledge and in doing so realizing they have been given the ability to see good and evil. Husbands should listen to their wives so you can’t blame Adam for doing what Eve wanted by eating the fruit but it’s when you allow other people to convince you to do something that will hurt you is where Satan wants you most.

Allow your eyes, your mind and your soul to experience “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”) as Jesus does to the deaf man in Tyre and experience the love of loving Christ to its fullest. There is something lacking in your life and it’s affecting your judgment in living life free of worry. With all my heart and soul, I believe it is the lack of a relationship with Christ Jesus. Allow His Truth to guide your every thought and feel the freedom of living a life in Truth.

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we pray today for wisdom from reading Your Word and following Your commandments. We pray we have the courage to say no to Satan’s trickery and Yes to Christ’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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

Ashamed and God-fearing Hiding Behind a Tree

Cunning and ugly the serpent had his way
Adam and Eve followed only to lose their say
The fruit was delicious filling them with pride
God reached down and ended their wild ride

Now they lay naked and open for all to see
Ashamed and God-fearing hiding behind a tree
How can anyone hide from God they learned to be
His Power sees through anything so truly obviously

A deaf mute learned of His Power when Jesus spoke
His loving touch must have been a soothing stroke
Guided by His Father Christ made the blind see
And the deaf spoke clearly of God’s love for Humanity

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 11, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-12-2011

Then the LORD God said: “See! The man has become like one of us, knowing what is good and what is bad! Genesis 3:22a

You have kept our faults before You, our hidden sins exposed to Your sight. Psalm 90:8

Genesis 3:9-24, Psalm 90:2, 3-4abc, 5-6, 12-13 & Mark 8:1-10

Do you ever just sit and listen to the world and touch God in it in everything you hear? We search for quiet places to accomplish this bringing forth sounds of whispering breezes and creaking homes or churches while He speaks to us in experiences and guided visions our mind, body and soul engage in to accomplish His Will. Adam was hiding, or was he? For we all know nothing can be hidden from God as the nakedness of everything we are, everything we do and everything we believe God always has His Hand in it. Don’t allow yourself to be tricked by the ugliness a serpents lie can do to your lives by staying in union with God through consecration of everything you do. The joy of living in Free Will enables us to understand the Truth of knowing what is good and evil but how many of us really accept everything we do in the Name of the LORD thus avoiding evil/sin completely?

God has given us all the ability to see Him in each little detail life brings along but we still continue to deny Him, His Son and His Spirit. We are guided to share His Word by our commitment to faith, hope, charity and love in the Name of Christ Jesus where everyone of us who believes in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit seeks to give himself completely to the LORD for the LORD’s use. Then will people seek you out to find Christ in you where God knows you can be a person of His integrity, His humility and His Hope to bring about energy to live His Redemption. Today I will walk with my arm on a man’s shoulder who I have been sharing the Word of God with for months to see him fulfill his commitment to the LORD in confirming his desire to serve the LORD for his family, for his work and his life. As I watch him today, I will be reminded how important living for God is to allow an entry point for those I share His Truth with as I continue on to teach the man’s children Bible instruction. I pray my instruction guides them to live as a people who will love their love of Christ in everything they do by living in faith, by living in charity and by living in love. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today for the ability to choose what is good instead what is bad to live Truth for peace and harmony with humanity. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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

Genesis of Birth- Genesis 3

The LORD said
Where are you?
Hiding from Truth
Naked and afraid

Sin lived selfishly
Fruit forbidden tree
Eaten by Adam
Pleasing Eve’s need

Serpent duped girl
Belly he crawls
Striking at heels
Satan will fall

Watch for thorns
Food of yield
Mother of all
Wife to be

Good and evil
Humanity will see
Tree of Life
Christ’s Redemption Tree

Genesis of birth
One two three
Father Son Spirit
God Head Eternally

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 12, 2011 @ 5:31 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-13-2011

The eyes of God see all he has made; he understands man’s every deed. No man does he command to sin, to none does he give strength for lies. Sirach 15:19-20

Rather, we speak God’s wisdom, mysterious, hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory, 1 Corinthians 2:7

Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one. Mathew 5:37

Sirach 15:15-20, Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34, 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 & Matthew 5:17-37

I pray all of you are sitting down with your Bibles and reviewing the Scripture in my study today. A powerful way to start your day is in Mathew Chapter 5. Even today, humanity continues to speak God’s wisdom by our daily walk of faith, action and charity and we are reminded of this by Paul’s message to the Corinthians in chapter 2 first letter. “But as it is written: “What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love Him,” this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 The Spirit of God reaches the depths of mankind’s soul leaving out not a single one. His Truth guides us to happiness allowing our lives to be examples of His strength, his courage and His humble servitude to instill in humanity peace and harmony.

The Fulfillment of God’s Plan for mankind is described in Matthew chapter 5 after the Beatitudes where we learn Christ’s coming fulfilled the law. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 The Kingdom of Heaven we are seeking is brought forth by our commitment to teaching each other how to give thanks to the LORD for everything we do and teaching each other how to give faith, compassion and love. Jesus tells us not to hold anything against anyone for anything by forgiving to accomplish the covenant of love for the Glory of God less we be held liable for not sharing and living His Truth. “Whoever is angry with brother will be liable to judgment.” Matthew 5:22a

The sin of lust drives home the main reasons why young people can’t make marriages work but I’m here to tell you that any marriage will work by placing God first in all you do and harmony exists for the Glory of the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. There becomes no reason to lust in your heart for your lust is fulfilled in God the Father to accomplish His Will. There will be no reason to cut off an arm or pluck an eye out when you allow the your love of loving Christ be your every thought and your every move. “Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God’s throne.” Matthew 5:33b-34

So we ask in prayer; My LORD and My God, today I pray Robert Welcome comes to know Your Son’s Truth. I pray we all live for the Glory of God by speaking Your written wisdom by our Yes we live in life. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Great King Says Never to Swear- Matthew 5

The law established long ago
God’s Divine Plan for all to know
Written by His Spirit to never forget
His Son came to earth with no regret

Being least in Heaven seems ugly to wit
Or is just being in Heaven a life to commit?
Humble and willing to accomplish His Plan
Not boastful praising but deceitful ban

Anyone of old confirms killing is wrong
Judgment looms from God’s Holy Throne
Release judgment on all brothers known
A fool’s release from Satan’s fiery stone

Pay what is due before court’s ruling truce
Adulterous affairs will return to prove
God’s justice of everlasting proof
Seek not to sin before losing a tooth

Divorce not your wife less make her unfair
Wisdom of Truth to follow your share
The Great King says never to swear
The earth is His footstool balanced with care

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 13, 2011 @ 5:37 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-14-2011

If you do well, you can hold up your head; but if not, sin is a demon lurking at the door: his urge is toward you, yet you can be his master. Genesis 4:7

Genesis 4:1-15, 25, Psalm 50:1 and 8, 16bc-17, 20-21 & Mark 8:11-13

How many of you have ever your parents told you this exact same thing? “If you do well, you can hold up your head.” I remember my father telling me this and I often would run to him to tell him when I did something I was proud of but I avoided him when I did something I wasn’t proud of. I relish this line in Genesis because it tells us we are the master over sin who’s urge is toward all of humanity. He does lurk at every door, every corner and every click of the internet. Your love of loving Christ gives you the power to overcome any temptation by your faith, hope and love of living for His Truth.

Sign Sign everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign.” The Five Man Electrical Band from Canada wrote this tune back in 1973 where it sold over 1 million copies and they were awarded a gold record. Jesus tells us in Mark 8 that Humanity needs no more signs of human origin even though the Pharisees wouldn’t believe any miracle He produced anyway. Believe in the sign of God’s presence in every mouth who speaks the Gospel. Believe in the signs of God’s work in homeless shelters around the world. Make up your own sign sharing His Good News with strangers passing you on a corner. The Signs of Christ are anywhere you want them to be. Just believe He is your reason for living and share your own signs of Him with humanity on a t-shirt.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I pray today for Helen Slocomb’s recovery. I pray today everyone shares Your Truth for St. Valentines Day in recognition of Your love of all Humanity. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Run to Him

We run to Him with our head held high
We run to Him with our head held low
We run to Him to seek His Truth
We run to Him for forgiveness to know

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 14, 2011 @ 5:22 AM EST

He’s America’s Right- Red, White & Blue

He’s why we bleed Red
He’s why our clouds are white
He IS our sky so blue
He’s America’s Right

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 12, 2011 @ 10:37 PM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-15-2011

Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear? Mark 8:18a

Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10, Psalm 29:1a and 2, 3ac-4, 3b and 9c-10 & Mark 8:14-21

In Genesis, the LORD began to see mankind as evil and He regretted creating man to accomplish ugliness and sin. “When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was grieved.” Genesis 6:5-6 The LORD’s heart found favor in His servant Noah and the LORD directed Noah to build an Ark to carry the creatures and beasts of the earth. There comes a time in everyone’s life that we either listen to the LORD and do as He asks us or we take our chances with the world and live a life of selfishness. One day, we too will be drowned in a flood of sin that will take away your heart and soul or we can choose to live in peace as the flood waters rise around you by our surrender to Christ Jesus.

We are called to understand the Words and Deeds of Jesus in the verse “watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” But still the Disciples did not understand His Words because they could not see this in the multiplication of the loaves for the 4000 or the 5000 people. Since yeast, or leaven, induced fermentation in bread dough, it was a perfect symbol of the insidious effect of those who opposed Jesus. How many of us see His miracles every day but are unwilling to serve because of selfish needs?

I have written about the need for us to carry our own sign these last few days instead of waiting for a sign from God to live for Him. Yesterday I stopped and prayed with a woman who had made just a sign. She was holding an advertising sign for some company when I noticed by her feet a sign that read “Jesus loves you.” I immediately turned in and parked near her. As I got out and approached her I said, “I have asked people to make up their own sign to show their love of Christ instead of waiting for Him to give them a sign. And today here was an affirmation of this. I would like to pray with you.” And I began praying out loud with my eyes closed and as I finished I opened my eyes and she was holding her hands up high repeating “thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus.”

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, today I pray for Brother Ed Kassler and his wife, Gerry. Please place Your healing hands on him and make him well. I also pray for my son Allen Thomas Wiggins who turns 25 today. We pray we can always understand Your Word and always be focused on Your love during the floods of emotions, problems and obstacles in our lives. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Blood of Redemption We Do- TNT Cruz-Wiggins

He is our love together
He is our protector might
He will leap for joy
When we come home at night

He stands tall by our side
He holds us up to fight
He will die for the right
At Crucifixion’s height

His shade of red excites us
Blood of Redemption we do
Valentine’s love for all Eternity
Soul-2-Soul He is our glue

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 14, 2011 @ 12:31 AM EST for my wife Toni
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 15, 2011 @ 5:27 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-16-2011

As long as the earth lasts, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22

Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22, Psalm 116:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 & Mark 8:22-26

We learn here in Genesis that the LORD will send upon the earth all the seasons to establish His everlasting covenant of hope and prosperity after eliminating all living creatures for “God saw how corrupt the earth had become, since all mortals led depraved lives on earth. He said to Noah: “I have decided to put an end to all mortals on earth; the earth is full of lawlessness because of them. So I will destroy them and all life on earth.” Genesis 6:12-13 “The LORD wiped out every living thing on earth: man and cattle, the creeping things and the birds of the air; all were wiped out from the earth. Only Noah and those with him in the ark were left.” Genesis 7:23

Jesus heals a blind man here in Mark but His healing doesn’t come instantaneously it appears to be gradual in the reading. Many a Biblical scholar point out this is probably due to the fact that it was symbolic of the gradual enlightenment of Jesus’ disciples. We have a distinct need to search for this enlightenment from God. Many of us feel the need as a young person and many feel it come to them as they grew older but one thing is for sure; enlightenment comes from searching the Gospel of Christ Jesus and coming to know His Truth. This enlightenment comes from loving your love of Jesus Christ through practice, prayer and proclamation gaining the Light of Salvation to share with the world.

So we ask in prayer: Dear Father God, today we pray to always be enlightened with Your Word to accomplish Your Will. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Waters Rose to Eliminate Spite- Genesis 8

Seven months plus forty nights
Waters rose to eliminate spite
God’s wrath sent from up above
Noah’s family safe from God’s only flood

An Altar he built to show his love
Noah burned offerings for God up above
Smelling the sweet smells of thanksgiving
God made the earth again for all the living

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 16, 2011 @ 5:43 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-17-2011

Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Mark 8:33c

Genesis 9:1-13, Psalm 102:16-18, 19-21, 29 and 22-23 & Mark 8:27-33

The LORD establishes a covenant with Noah giving him dominion over all the creatures of the world stating, “Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat; I give them all to you as I did the green plants.” Genesis 9:3 “God added: This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between Me and you and every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” Genesis 9:12-13 Long before we get the 10 commandments by Moses from the LORD, He establishes the sanctity of life by declaring, “If anyone sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; For in the image of God has man been made.” Genesis 9:6

Jesus rebukes Peter’s interference of Christ living out the Will of God to bear the sins of the world by His death and resurrection. Jesus was trying to explain to the Disciples as “He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days.” Mark 8:31 According to many Biblical scholars the word “Satan” literally means “an adversary,” or one who opposes the accomplishment of God’s designs. Many times we interfere with our own Salvation by our lack of commitment to a Life of Christ. We become complacent with life by accepting certain sins as “ok because everyone is doing it.” There are many sins a person could list but think of it this way; What would Jesus say or do? Is sin running every facet of your life? Do you feel trapped unable to escape? Allow your love of loving Christ to overcome any type of worldly sin by your practice, prayer and proclamation of the Gospel.

So we ask in prayer: MY LORD and MY GOD. we continue prayers of healing for Jhaysonn in Shands Gainesville. We pray LORD You may give us the wisdom to never interfere with anyone’s Salvation by our own selfish needs and we live to share His Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8: 28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Christ The Way The Holy One

The earth is yours to subdue
Multiply and make everything anew
The animals are yours to eat
No lifeblood animal may you seek

All human life is precious and dear
God made this absolutely clear
Take no life of human form
You will be destined to God’s scorn

A covenant for Noah and his sons traces
Life on earth filled with God’s graces
His Bow in the clouds lifting our faces
God’s love for all human races

Who am I said God’s Only Son
The Christ The Way The Holy One
I must suffer for Sin and be killed
Redemption from Satan’s earthly skill

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 17, 2011 @ 5:24 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-18-2011

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and that of the Gospel will save it. Mark 8:35

Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15 & Mark 8:34-9:1

The LORD scattered His people around the world making sure they spoke different languages biblical scholars believe because the LORD saw the building of a city as an attempt to build an urban culture separate from God. The sacred writer also was attempting to show how different languages all over the world arose from the scattering of humanity. When we separate ourselves from God, He shows us His discourse through different means of sufferings. It’s when we take His sufferings and turn them into His Will that He in turn blesses us with graces of peace and unity.

I was talking to my mother yesterday how I feel about wasting so much of my life up to about seven years ago by not giving my all to God’s Will and living a life according to the teachings Christ Jesus. She commented, “you are burning the candle at both ends.” I couldn’t agree more. I find an energy in me I’ve never felt before because of my surrender to His Plan for my life. To many people I might appear to have lost my life but in His Word I have found my Eternal Life of sharing and living in His Truth. I pray my love of loving Christ Jesus never makes me afraid of proclaiming His Truth to live for His Will. If you are ashamed of Jesus Christ, then you are ashamed of living a life in faith, hope, charity and love and will spend Eternity in torment. For, “Whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, today we pray to lose our life in Your Son’s Truth to accomplish all we do for His Sake. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Ashamed Not of My Word to Forever Speak

Speaking the same tongue was norm
Building a city proved God’s scorn
Scattered and confused speech the way
God’s Will for Humanity came to play

The LORD blesses the people who follow Him
Knowing their love of loving His kin
An inheritance of joy gained from within
The nation choosing Truth over Lucifer’s sin

Deny one’s self to take up His Cross
Follow the Way of Truth of humanity’s Boss
No profit in gaining the world of deceit
Ashamed not of My Word to forever speak

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 18, 2011 @ 4:44 Am EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-19-2011

By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the Word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible. Hebrews 11:3

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” Mark 9:7d

Hebrews 11:1-7, Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11 & Mark 9:2-13

We live by a faith that rests in our soul giving us energy to live in the revelation of God’s Word through practice, prayer and proclamation. Amen. When we practice our love of His Word, we open the Good Book each and every day to live according to His Decrees establishing a complete surrender to His Truth. The Word of God instructs us 1 Thessalonians 5 to rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks to Christ Jesus. “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

By our proclamation we are afforded the graces of Saints by our sharing the Word of God with His due reward. “He rewards those who seek Him.” The invisible became visible by the Word of God and by our practice, our prayer and our proclamation we will share the Good News of Salvation with all humanity. When we love our love of Christ Jesus, we listen to every sound of His Creation and rejoice knowing we are hearing the sounds of God to further His Redemption of the world. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear Father God, we pray today for strength in faith to open our ears and listen to Christ’s Words to live in faith, hope, charity and love. We pray for the sick, the broken hearted the lonely, the homeless and those seeking abortions today. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Christ Firmly Said

Relish your faith
God’s amazing grace
Ancients well attested
Universe Spirit embraces

Void of faith
God pleased not
Approach Him so
Prayer righteousness sowed

Clothes dazzling white
Elijah first sight
Moses speaking too
Christ surely foreknew

Speak not soon
Risen from dead
Christ firmly said
Suffer greatly led

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 19, 2011 @ 5:49 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-20-2011

Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy. Leveticus 19:2b

You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. Though you may have to reprove your fellow man, do not incur sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17

If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy. 1 Corinthians 3:17

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18, Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13, 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 & Matthew 5:38-48

A day to reflect on lost babies, silent screamers who lost the chance to live because of a law allowing their mothers to legally kill them. The destruction of God’s Temple is occurring nonstop across the world and babies are literally being thrown away in a bin without even a proper burial. “It’s best not to worry about the fetus once the procedure is over,” a friend of mine once told me a nurse said responding to the question she asked the nurse while being lead in to the death room at the clinic she went to. Yes, I know, it’s a tough subject to talk about but God is tugging on me and America to get involved and end this tragedy of lost souls across the world.

Many years ago, I was lost in the selfish moments of being 18 and my then girlfriend of 2 months had an abortion. I have never spoken of this loss with the mother after we were married had two children and were divorced. When I addressed this death 25 years later in an Emmaus retreat, I cried my eyes out to a man I did not know but since have grown to become good friends with. I reflect today because we are going to a Family Fun Day this morning after listening to the Word of God to help raise money for Respect Life. I bear no hatred in my heart and I long to share my love of His Love with the world. Pray for the babies today, tomorrow and every day.

How does one become committed to giving your all to keeping God’s Temple clean? Or is it a lost cause? The Temple of God is everything you encompass as a human fashioned in the likeness of our Heavenly Father. The passage from 1 Corinthians 3:17 makes a lot of sense when you look at what our bodies need to operate correctly in harmony with God keeping us free of disease, depression and death.”You are what you eat” is more than an expression of Truth, it’s Biblically verified in His Word. “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.” I believe with all my heart this includes our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, our country and the world.

Everything belongs to Him Who made the world Who wants us to keep it clean and beautiful. There will be times you’ll see someone drop paper on the ground and instead of saying something truthfully ugly, just walk over and pick it up and smile. Yesterday I had this happen to me while in a parking lot where a young girl dropped her white danish bag as I drove into a place next to her. I got out and walked over and picked it up turning to her and her boyfriend with a smile on my face as she frowned from a distance. I know, it’s hard not to hate evil and want to stop it as we can but His Guidance in His Word gives us proof of our directions and reactions to anything evil. Even littering. Even ugliness. Even death. The day you can say I love my love of Christ is the day you can say you are “children of your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:45a

So we ask in prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, today we thank You for life and pray for the unborn of the world. Help us to be strong when we are trespassed on and to pray for our enemies as well as those who offend Your Great Name. We pray for the weak, the lonely, the depressed, the homeless and the elderly. We pray for strong families in the LORD. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Love your love of Him- Matthew 5-38-48

Seek not his eye
Seek not his tooth
Give him your cheek
As Christ-led proof

Taken to court
Settle and renew
A shaken heart
God’s eternal glue

Will you walk just a mile?
Or prove His Truth
Sharing your energy for two
Giving your all for His use

Allow one to borrow
Smile in His Use
Enemies must be loved
Neighbors’ arm-n-arm for You

God’s child world of joy
Sinful people enjoy too
God’s daily sun will rise
God’s Son’s Death did prove

Love your love of Him
Be perfect and true
Redemption given freely
His Holiness like you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 20, 2011 @ 5:47 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-21-2011

It is the LORD; He created her, has seen her and taken note of her. Sirach 1:7

Jesus said to him, ” ‘If you can!’ Everything is possible to one who has faith.” Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24

Sirach 1:1-10, Psalm 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5 & Mark 9:14-29

The joy of living by God’s God’s grace is done by a “realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen;” faith. Hebrews 11-1 We all reach out and grasp this Truth in different ways allowing our experiences to be driven by God’s Will where our lives and transformed by His Free Will of Salvation. God’s creation of knowledge comes from the desire to firmly hold on to wisdom leading your life to live in faith, hope, charity and love. It is your life and His Plan for you that you surrender everything to Him. Don’t be afraid. He will give you wisdom to practice His Word. He will give you wisdom to pray over everything you do. He will always fill your mouth with words of wisdom to proclaim in confidence. “Acknowledge Him in all your ways. And He will direct your path.” Proverb 3:6

Well we all know we can’t see it. We all know we can’t pull it off a shelf. But we give our all to its Creator; faith. Jesus tells us “everything is possible to one who has faith.” I’m crying out like the father right now, “I do believe LORD, help MY unbelief!” The world of Holy people have attested to having an unbelief in private that resounds in everyone’s souls. Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta wrote of her “Dark Night of the Soul” humanizing the feeling many of us get each and every day. It is the dedication of our lives to living for His Glory that overrides the dark presence of evil spirits. Living anew in His Word every day. Living anew in prayer every day. Living anew in proclaiming every day. It is shouting “I do believe” every day of our lives to root out the evil seeping shadows to love our love of Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King and Father of All, we pray today to always have faith to make anything possible for Your Glory. We pray for the unbelievers, the sick-Helen Slocomb, and the homeless. We pray for the children of world who are hungry. Feed them LORD with Your everlasting satisfaction. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

God’s Son the True Sublime

Descending from the mountain
A child lays in fear
His possessed spirit grinding
A mute to foam and peer

A father’s anger resting
The Disciples worried still
Prayer and fasting needed
Until Christ came to fulfill

Generation’s lack of faith
Endured for all time
His Power healed the boy
God’s Son the True Sublime

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 21, 2011 @ 6:13 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-22-2011

Tend the flock of God in your midst, (overseeing) not by constraint but willingly, as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly. 1 Peter 5:2

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

1 Peter 5:1-4, Psalm 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 & Matthew 16:13-19

We are all charged as Christians to tend His Flock in a loving, gentle way seeking not to bind the Spirit but to eagerly allow the joy of God to encourage and guide us to be true examples of Christ’s Gospel. These manners come to us by way of faith in His Truth enabling us to share the love of Christ with confidence and passion. Let us not focus on the prize of heaven in the sky but the prize of heaven here on earth to accomplish good deeds of faith, hope, charity and love. For as 1 Peter 5:3-4 teach us, “Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

Simon Peter responds to Jesus’ question of “But who do you say that I am?”Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” You’ve just been told by the Messiah you are the chosen leader of whom He will trust with building up His Church. I’m sure many of us are thinking, “he must have been scared” and I’m sure he was but Christ choose Peter even knowing Peter would soon deny Him three times. He gave Peter the authority to make decisions about Christianity that is still in practice today 2000 years after His death. Jesus stood by His words “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 In loving his love of Christ, Peter built a church that took the Gospel to “the ends of the earth.”

So we ask in prayer: Dear Lord, we pray today to eagerly share Your Son’s Truth for the Glory of You in heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Bounded on Earth for Heaven’s Creation

Are you His witness?
Suffering in His Truth
Seeking not your own desires
But Heaven on earth to use

His revealed glory will reach you
Confidence in His lasting love
Sharing the joys of heaven
His Crown of Glory from above

Simon Peter stood and exclaimed
The Christ the living Son of God
You are the Rock of my Church Foundation
Bounded on earth for heaven’s creation

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 22, 2011 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-23-2011

Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in My Name who can at the same time speak ill of Me. For whoever is not against us is for us.” Mark 9:39-40

Sirach 4:11-19, Psalm 119:165, 168, 171, 172, 174, 175 & Mark 9:38-40

Jealously is such a hateful feeling to experience or share leading one to be excluded from divine graces of our LORD. Jesus warns us of this tragic emotion here in Mark 9 of not valuing other people’s responses or ways they go about doing the work of the LORD by their trust in Jesus for Christ Himself tells us to be tolerant of these people who are accomplishing works of love in His Name. Humanity as a whole must be tolerant of each other’s desire to surrender our lives to Christ no matter what Christian religion they practice. When we love our love of Christ, we celebrate His miracles of grace, of healing and of love that soothes Humanity’s jealous nature and gives us reason to live a life of complete surrender to His Truth.

I write in my BIO that we should all reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. We must all seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church to accomplish the Will of God for the Salvation of Souls. Yesterday we lost a very good friend of ours who’s opinion of some issues in the world were different than mine. She was a devout soul who was caring, loving and compassionate and while I didn’t see eye-to-eye with her on some issues, I witnessed a genuine love of Christ Jesus in her heart and her passing left me feeling lost yesterday. As I rejoice in her meeting the LORD, I will miss her smile, her flirtatious jokes and most of all her love of God because she taught me to be tolerant of people whose opinion differed from mine.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today for the soul of Helen Slocumb and souls of the faithful departed. We pray for Robert Welcome that he may find Your Truth to fulfill his life. We pray for the hungry children of the world, the homeless and the sick and dying. May they know Your Truth of Salvation through Your Son Christ Jesus. We pray this in the Name above all Names, Christ Jesus. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

“Whoever is Not Against Us is For Us”- Mark 9:40

The breath of wisdom
The Light of life
Comes from knowing
The Mighty King of Christ

The LORD does secure
In His Arms of love
Those who seek her
His wisdom from above

The trust of God of Truth
Knows her very well
They will inherit His graces
They will wisely miss hell

She comes from discipline
From seeking His Word
Training for Salvation
Voice of Christ to be heard

The secrets of her success
A knowledgeable treasure to hold
Justice of grace understood
Lack of her wealth a fool’s gold

Demons exorcised in My Name
People who follow Me are same
No ill comes from people who Trust
“Whoever is not against us is for us”

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 23, 2011 @ 5:39 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-24, 2011

Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. Mark 9:41

Sirach 5:1-8, Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Mark 9:41-50

Sometimes I lay awake at night and think of how my Free Will fights off temptations because I love God so much. I can close my eyes and begin to see Jesus Himself talking to me about my Trust in Him and His abundant love for all Humanity. His voice is soothing and I want to lean up against Him while He shares His Amazing Grace with me. In my surrender to Him I have voided my self of all desire to have any type of material wealth giving my life to help people see His Redemption at work in their lives every day. There was a time I would allow the temptations of the world to consume my soul knowing God would forgive me but this empty feeling was a facade in a life living for my own desires of sin. I smile every day when I awake for my quiet time with the LORD and I surrender my joys to His Truth living to share His love with Humanity.

Once a month I go into the Dade Correctional Facility in Florida City, Florida and minister to as many as 30 inmates who are seeking so desperately to find Christ’s love amongst the murderers and rapists of the world. I set aside any judgments and share my love of God by opening my ears and listening to their needs and stories of faith. Last night there was a smaller group of men than normal but all were filled with the Spirit. Of course we encourage them to find God amongst the lost and confused giving in not to temptation of the flesh or sinful desires but to instead proclaim the Good News to friend and foe alike. One of the men spoke about giving his new shoes that didn’t fit right to someone who was openly homosexual hoping to share his love of God with a blatant sinner. One spoke about sharing his love of music with the men to lift spirits and keep God’s love in sound and in action singing “we have to keep on walking with our heads held high.” But the one who touched me the most was a new comer who asked questions about Scripture that seemed to confuse him. In loving our love of Christ we must be willing to step outside the box and take chances to fulfill His Will in our lives. Practice, Pray and Proclaim with confidence in Christ Jesus. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for The Leong Family to have peace. We pray for the lost and confused, the children and the elderly. We pray we always know how to say yes to Jesus. In His Precious Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Refinement in Christ to Gain

Power is not strength in muscle
Power is not strength in money
Power is God’s Hand guiding
Power is God’s Son abiding

They will give you a drink of water
Because you know My Name
Not for reward or money
Not for selfish acts of fame

Sharing the love of Truth
Keeping the children from flames
Lose a hand in sinning
Refinement in Christ to gain

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 24, 2011 @ 5:11 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-25-2011

Again crowds gathered around Him and, as was His custom, He again taught them. Mark 10:1b

Sirach 6:5-17, Psalm 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35 & Mark 10:1-12

The Book of Sirach is known as a book of Ethical Teachings and Biblical Scholars agree that the teachings are applicable to all persons and all ages of life; parents and children, husbands and wives, the rich and the poor, i.e.; Humanity. It is a book describing many rules of courtesy and politeness and gives instruction for the duties of mankind to live in harmony giving God all the glory. It is a beautiful book of truths and if you have never really sat down and read it then your in for a treat. The verse studied today gives instruction on finding friends and how to keep them. “When you gain a friend, first test him, and be not too ready to trust him.” Sirach 6:7 Further describing what a faithful friend will be; “A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth. A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; For he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself.” Sirach 6:14-17

When we find a faithful friend, we find a friend who loves his love of Christ Jesus and will be there for you anytime, anyplace and anywhere. Today I am bringing my homemade quiche to a prayer breakfast that is affectionately called a “Prayer Muffin” where every Friday about 100 men come together to talk about their love of Christ. Many of these men I have come to know as a friend I have been describing. Men of honor and respect who want nothing more than to seek faith, hope, charity and love. They are a life-saving remedy filled with the Spirit of God. We learn from one another and seek to bear witness to the Gospel of Christ Jesus.. Today’s study of Mark specifically talks about Jesus’ reaction to questions about divorce. Jesus is obviously against divorce and I think everyone would agree that if God’s not in it, the marriage most likely won’t survive. Jesus reminds us when we get married we become one in mind, body and flesh in God. I proclaim with confidence I am One with my spouse in all things and proudly call her my Soul Mate in Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, today we pray for all friendships and marriages to be based on Truth. We pray Your Son will always be the Teacher of Choice when it come to learning about friends and life. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Greet your friends in Psalm
Sharing His love of no wrongs
One in a million to bed
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

An Eternal Spouse of Unity
Gathered in love’s harmony
Seeking to mirror the One
God’s choice His Only Son

Seek His Will and love together as One
Do not harden your hearts
His love will protect
Your union from the start

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 25, 2011 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-26-2011

Let the children come to Me; do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it. Mark 10:14-15

Sirach 17:1-15, Psalm 103:13-14, 15-16, 17-18 & Mark 10:13-16

Sitting on my desk is this wonderful bronze piece titled, “Jesus Teaching the Children.” I sit and study Jesus with His arm around a boy and a girl sitting on a rock teaching them His Way of Truth every morning when I begin my day in prayer reading the Bible searching for the wisdom to complete my surrender to living a life of Christ. An everything relationship radiating from my heart, mind and soul including the everyday minute things we encounter tempting our spirit with jealously, worry or revenge. By reading the Bible everyday the surrender takes on a life-altering joy of receiving His love in everything we do even as we study the details of a piece of metal molded to inspire your heart with His Everlasting Wisdom.

The light reflects an angelic spiritual wonder of learning in the children’s eyes as the eyes of Christ embraces their infectious admiration. I reflect on this wonderful astonishment of His love with curiosity and respect for the life He has given me. To embrace His Will allows us to enjoy freedom beyond the boundaries of living by our love of loving Christ’s Truth to live in faith, charity and love. This gift from a close friend embodies Mark 10:14-16 ending with; “then he embraced them and blessed them, placing His hands on them.” His Hands of guidance exude from every Word of His Gospel we read to embrace His Wisdom of Truth. Live for His Purpose to Practice. Live for His Purpose to Pray. Live for His Purpose to Proclaim. Amen. Read Ephesians 4:1-16

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My Teacher, we pray today for the children who are eager to accept Your Son’s Redemption. We pray for Truth to guide our every thought, our every intention and our every action. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Your Key for Heaven to See- Mark 10:13-16

Children were touched
By Humanity’s Breath we seek
Receiving only Truth
Disciples failed ot see

Prevent them not
Children show us in peace
The Kingdom of Heaven known
Wonder given to the least of these

Christ given opportunity
For every child in need
Become like them in Truth
Your key for Heaven to see

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 26, 2011 @ 5:09 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-27-2011

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. Isaiah 49:15

He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts. 1 Corinthians 4:15d

Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. Matthew 6:28

Isaiah 49:14-15, Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 & Matthew 6:24-34

In today’s world, humanity seems to be more worried about selfish acts of sin than being obedient to God by living a life of faith, charity and love. Today’s message is clear in our study of Isaiah where God reminds us He will never forget us. He has set His Plan in motion long ago allowing us to be a self-fulfilling humanity by establishing the seasons for harvest to satisfy our need of physical nutrition, establishing the nature to build us shelter and clothe our naked body and by authoring the Greatest Book ever assembled to accent our need for physical, mental and spiritual growth to Glorify Him in obedience. When we arise in obedience to His Plan for our lives, we live in Truth void of jealously, worry or revenge.

There is nothing we do that God will not bring to Light when He judges each one of us accordingly by the motives of our hearts. If you are living in jealously, worry or revenge, your love of loving Christ is hidden from God’s Plan for your life and your lack of obedience to the chore of menial seemingly unimportant work of living is hindering your closeness to God void of His Light. Remember, “upon you the LORD shines, and over you appears His Glory.” Isaiah 60:2d All of your hidden disobedience in your hearts will be made visible by His Light and His Glory will rest in our soul forever. Glorify Him in everything you do including the menial tasks of life and they will take on a greater importance when we sanctify everything we do in His Name.

There’s no human way possible to serve two masters. If you are and believing you are getting away with it, then your surprise of the crash that will suddenly come and shake you out of this irresponsible position of life will come when you least expect it. Your life will crash around you and spin out of control. There’s is only One Master you can serve with a clean conscious of faith, charity and love allowing your life to never experience jealously, worry or revenge. “Why are you anxious about clothes?” “Will He not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Mark 6:30c-33 Submit to the plan of God for your life and feel the Salvation afforded to the entire human race.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to be obedient to Your Plan for our lives. A Plan to live in Truth. We pray for we always become obedient in helping others to Glorify Your Name. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Not Two Masters

Master your service
Only One cares
Serve not mammon
God’s life prepared

Worried life voided
Provided for life
Drink will come
Quenched eternal strife

Cover your body
Without a care
His Truth given
Skin not bear

Birds love flight
They get theirs
Food always provided
God Who shares

Learn flowers grow
Seeds to bear
Fruit for humanity
Sweet Christ-like stare

Faith of little?
Worry not feed
Worry not drink
God provided need

Seek God’s righteousness
Not two masters
Tomorrow fully prepared
Evil under care

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 27, 2011 @ 6:10 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-28-2011

“You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow Me.” Mark 10:21

Sirach 17:20-24, Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 & Mark 10:17-27

The LORD of Truth is also the LORD of forgiveness and Ben Sirach received from the LORD the enlightenment to share this with humanity. “Return to the LORD and give up sin, pray to Him and make your offenses few. How great the mercy of the LORD, His forgiveness of those who return to him! Sirach 17: 20 & 24 No matter how deep you believe you have gone in offending God, He will forgive you by accepting His Son’s Death on a Cross. We are assured a place in heaven because of His life, death and resurrection. Our surrender to God’s Plan allows us to live for His Son’s Truth. Every little detail of our lives must represent the need to Glorify the Father and by doing so, we are sharing the Redemptive action God has had in place before the beginning of the world.

My beautiful wife Toni and I have started a silent retreat on our own following the spiritual exercises and principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola these past two Sundays and will continue them until they are completed every Sunday thereafter. We begin with an hour of silence calling on the LORD in our minds opening our will to His Truth. In silence we talk to the LORD and ask Him what we can do for Him focusing on His Divine Plan for our lives. We then listen to a video describing certain aspects of living a life dedicated to the LORD’s Work and finish by reading assigned Scripture readings. Too many times in our lives we are asking the LORD for this and that instead of serving His Plan for humanity. Here in Mark Jesus tells the wealthy man he is lacking a complete surrender to God and must sell everything he has and follow Him to obtain his treasure in Heaven. We must look for ways to give everything to His Redemptive Work in loving our love of Christ. Show a surrender to His Plan for your life and serve His work for humanity.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we can find time to serve instead of being served. We pray for a strength to live a complete surrender void of want and full of giving. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Wealth Does Not Follow You to Me

He ran up
Fell at His Feet
Seeking His Truth
Lacking the peace

Give it all away
Christ did say
Treasure in Heaven to gain
Follow Me I’ll show you the Way

His face did change
Disappointment with pain
A frown of shame
Holding on to material distain

Wealth does not follow you to Me
Surrender to My life of prosperity
Heaven is full of joy to see
All things are possible for those who believe

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 28, 2011 @ 5:41 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-1-2011

Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously, according to your means. Sirach 35:9

Peter began to say to him, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Mark 10:28

But many that are first will be last, and (the) last will be first.” Mark 10:31

Sirach 35:1-12, Psalm 50:5-6, 7-8, 14 and 23 & Mark 10:28-31

There is a joy in giving that resounds in the soul of every loving human bringing forth pleasing grace’s from our LORD. The LORD our God repays goodness with graces abundantly and seeks to teach humanity His loving ways of faith, charity and love. I read a story of a man who began walking across America in search of himself but realizing once he was out there that God wanted to use him to share graces of His Word by giving out Bibles to whoever the Spirit leads him. The reactions he received from a majority of the public were spite and disgust for he himself seemed to be homeless instead of a man who was on a mission for God. Thanks Ruthie for sharing!

There is many a soul wondering the streets of the world who are there because they want to be closer to God in a way we can’t understand. They are sleeping in bushes and ditches allowing the humility of homelessness grace their being in such a way that there’s only one way to know or understand what they feel is by actually experiencing living on the streets first hand. The Disciples gave up everything to follow Jesus to become a wondering homeless preacher of His Truth. They wondered around in the streets embracing the elements of the Father in loving their love of Christ by being last for they knew in their hearts they would be first through the gates of heaven.

There was a time when I embraced being homeless as a lesson from God to know the Angels of the world who lived a life of shelter less exsistance but who embraced the nature as a gift from God. I hugged, gave my last dime and spoke to many a homeless person then ranging in age from 15 to 75 who were seeking obscurity from the sin of the world as I recalled the same Scripture passage I read last night that brought tears to my eyes for I had lived and witnessed what the LORD is doing to the homeless of the world. My tears were joyous tears filed with the Spirit of God embracing Matthew 25:34-36. “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today for the homeless of the world. May they embrace Your Son’s Truth in living a life of obscurity. We pray today people see the eyes of Christ in the hungry, the thirsty and the imprisoned. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Eyes of Christ in Your Face

Live the Law of the LORD
Living in charity and love
His grace will guide you
To Heaven’s Gates above

Give to the LORD all you can afford
Ten percent is only the base
Our LORD will repay you
Knowing His love living His fate

Be cheerful with each giving moment
Embrace the need humanity seeks
Our loving Father will forever notice
The little ones you embrace in the streets

Give up this life to follow Him
The Gospel seeks your faith
Sharing the Truth to Humanity
The eyes of Christ in your face

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 1, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word fo God Today 3-2-2011

Thus it will be known to the very ends of the earth that you are the eternal God. Sirach 36:17

For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

Sirach 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17, Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 & Mark 10:32-45

I strive every day to write a reflection filled with the Spirit of God that will move people to read their Bible, to move people to pray and to move people to proclaim with confidence void of Christ-like stage fight. I seek to proclaim “to the very ends of the earth that You are the eternal God” to rescue the world from jealously, worry or revenge. Many in today’s world are so filled with sin they have forgotten what living in Truth feels like let alone how to speak it when it comes to their mind. Today’s message in Sirach is a message of faith asking our LORD to rescue humanity from the ugliness associated with selfish acts of sin. The author asks God to intervene and show His Saving Power to all the nations. By the death of His Only Son, God reconciled the world to a Savior of all that we can Trust He will deliver mankind from Satan’s grips of selfishness.

Jesus spoke to us yesterday that wealth is not an automatic ticket to enter the Gates of Heaven rather He challenges us to void ourselves of wealth and follow Him to His Eternal Kingdom through acts of faith, charity and love. Today we hear Jesus tell James and John, the sons of Zebedee and one of the early followers of Christ that His seat in Heaven on the left or the right is not for Him to give for it is only God who can assign those seats. After explaining that He would have to suffer at the hands of the Gentiles, Christ further expresses our need to serve instead of being served for True Discipleship comes from serving the afflicted, the hungry and the poor. Jesus frees humanity from sin by His Death on a Cross but he true freedom mankind will experience is in living a life dedicated to His Truth in a complete surrender to serving the least amoung us. “For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

For I Came to Serve in Truth

Our God rules the Universe
A Light of Mercy has hung
Nations will dread your Name
God can never be shun

Signs of wonders produced
In the lives of all to see
Pleasure of giving and feeding
His Sheep of all humanity

Evidence rests of this in Jesus
The Christ Who is LORD of all
His death and resurrection fulfilled
The Covenant of Love His call

Foretelling His death and sufferings
Christ explained His required plight
Telling James and John sons of Zebedee
God establishes Heaven’s seating right

You can experience my Baptism
Drink from My Cup of Salvation too
By being a servant to many
For I came to serve in Truth

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 2, 2011 @ 5:27 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-3-2011

“Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Mark 10:52

Sirach 42:15-25, Psalm 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 & Mark 10:46-52

Do you feel you have a faith that is everlasting? Our LORD has given us an ability to be Spiritually Focused by our daily practice in reading the Word of God aligning our existence to His Truth in everything we do. It’s our love of being obedient to God’s Word that drives our faith to embrace the Agony associated with the Cross of Christ. In its Foundation, the Cross of Christ allows us to live free from sin and celebrate God’s Redemption by His Son’s Blood washing humanity clean.

Jesus heals a blind man by telling the man to embrace his faith and “immediately he received his sight and followed Him on the way.” Jesus’ death on the Cross was a sacrifice for Humanity, His Service to mankind by His death on a Cross for the sins of all. We too, as Disciples of Christ, must allow our acts of faith, charity and love to be of service to others as Christ Himself was Crucified for all. In loving your love of Christ we embrace this service to others as a joy to share His Truth.

So we ask in prayer: Dear Father God, we pray today for a strong faith rooted in Your Holy Word to accomplish the Service of the Cross. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Master’s Right to Repeal

Is His Will your life?
Do you succeed by luck?
Are you blessed in belief?
Or stuck in a Spiritual rut?

He will penetrate your heart
His love soaking every vein
His Word to guide you
His Son’s Truth to gain

All knowledge is His
No secrets too deep
The Alpha and Omega

His understanding complete

A blind man named Bartimaeus
Crying out to be healed
His faith brought him vision
The Master’s right to repeal

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 3, 2011 @ 5:31 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-4-2011

Jesus said to them in reply, “Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22

When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions. Mark 11:26

Sirach 44:1, 9-13, Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b & Mark 11:11-26

There is a beauty of God’s grace resounding in the families of old where the presence of Christ constantly sings praises to God the Father. Maybe you sit near af a family such as this at church on Sunday or maybe you feel your family confidently displays this beauty in God. Sirach points this out writing, “Now will I praise those godly men, our ancestors, each in his own time,” Sirach 44:1 as he prays further “through God’s covenant with them their family endures, their posterity, for their sake.” Sirach 44:12 I have come to know many a family who surrender everything for their love of loving Christ Jesus. They work diligently offering faith, hope, charity and love to complete strangers by their love of studying His Word, praying over everything they do and proclaiming with a sincere love of Christ’s Gospel.

Here in mark Christ curses a fig tree and many a person have asked, “why did He do this?” Biblical Scholars have different opinions why but most agree Christ was using the tree as a visual aid to express an important Truth about faith and appearance of loving God. By faith Jesus taught we can accomplish anything in His Name, “Jesus said to them in reply, “Have faith in God. Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him.” Mark 11:22-23 Many a people have the appearance of loving God from a distance but as you draw closer to them their surrender is not complete such as the fig tree and the Temple area where Jesus cleared them out saying, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’? But you have made it a den of thieves.” Mark 11:17 God will judge us according to our deeds we display outwardly and inwardly in our soul by our love of living His Word, praying to Him constantly and proclaiming His Son’s Truth. Nothing will be hidden from our LORD when He calls you home. How you live in faith, charity and love will be judged by God Almighty. Give to give not receive. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, today we pray for the soul of Pam See who passed on to Your Kingdom suddenly yesterday. May her soul rest in Your peace forever more. We pray we are confidant in Your Truth to share with the world. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Praying in Forgiveness God Has Sown

From a distance as He walked
The Fig tree seemed to show
Faith in God His Providence
Green leaves of love to know

His Truth is lived in evidence
More than just an outward show
The necessity of living for Him
Soulistic charity of Truth to grow

Even the Temple of His House must be
Everything for His love of Humanity
Prayerful worship and joy in His Word
Surrendered to God’s love is heard

God sent His Only Son to prove
Faith in Him abundantly will soothe
Forgiving grievances of anyone known
Praying in forgiveness God has sown

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 4, 2011 @ 5:24 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-5-2011

He saved me from evil of every kind and preserved me in time of trouble. For this reason I thank Him and I praise Him; I bless the Name of the LORD. Sirach 51:12

The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. Psalm 19:8

Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me. Mark 11:30

Sirach, 51:12 cd-20, Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 & Mark 11:27-33

Do you remember the time when you were very cynical about God, especially Jesus Christ? Your relationship with God’s Only Son was far off at best and you didn’t know whether to believe in Him or not. “Seems so long ago,” I would say to myself. When I “promised” to raise my kids Catholic, I didn’t know His Redemptive friendship nor did I have the wisdom to understand something that was never really shared with me. Oh, my mom instilled in me that telling the truth was always the right thing to do but my dad, well, being raised in an alcoholic childhood was ugly to say the least. My promise to raise my kids Catholic lead me to embracing God’s Heir of Truth to become a searcher of the wisdom Sirach describes in today’s reading.

I looked to save my own interests and held on to the Spirit of Love as I grew through the scariest evil I have ever gone through; selfish acts of sin leading to a divorce. No matter how much I wanted to do the right thing with my children, I was failing by opting out of the union which created these little innocent energetic souls that carried a part of me, a part of my heritage with them. I was filled with a selfish acts of disrespect to our LORD and my children not knowing how to embrace His kindness, his compassion or His love to give my heirs the opportunity to truly know God’s Truth. The LORD preserved me from every kind of evil associated with selfish acts of sin by lifting me up off the streets when I was at my lowest yet I learned the highest point in my life.

I had reached a pinnacle because Christ’s love became my everything in life. I began to see living for Him and His decrees was where my heart and soul wanted to be. Studying His Word became enjoyed and praying has become the norm for His Truth has illuminated my aching soul from despair giving me faith, hope and love. I am living for charity to give a part of myself back to humanity to share the surrendered love of proclaiming the Gospel. I let my kids down. Period. While both of them get my daily study and will assuredly read this today, my repentance doesn’t solve the far away father’s empty nights of not telling my children to pray before going to bed. I lost the opportunity to pray with them then but I resolutely pray for them daily now. Angels coaxed me out of a gutter and into a life of repentance where my children will be lifted up in prayer every day of my life by sharing my love of loving a surrender to His Truth.

For years I lived as the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders did. The same way the Herodians and the Pharisees and the Sadducees did. I didn’t accept Jesus as anything in my life. Unlike the aforementioned group of Christ haters, I just didn’t take the time to listen to anyone about God. Now I sit and wonder how I’m going to reach today’s youth with God’s message of faith, hope, charity and love. As a teacher, I can see how I reach a child with compassion, prosperity and knowledge but it’s the population and culture I seek to instill His needed guidance of action, charity and respect fulfilling the opportunity to share His love with mankind. When we all come together in His Name to live for His praising, we all come to a place of surrender, trust and security.

So we ask in prayer: MY LORD and MY GOD, we pray today for the children of the world to be given a chance to know Your Name. We pray for Your guidance in every life situation to experience forgiveness and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Christ’s Father His Ultimate Ability

To His Word I give thanks
To His guidance I seek advance
Forever young in His stance
Charity and love His chance

Growth in age becomes instilled
Ripeness and fullness of Truth’s due
Souls tormented by Satan’s use
Cleanliness abided by His Truth

How sweet the edicts of honey in thee
Dripping in absolute endless reality
Trusting His Purpose for Humanity
Redemption the place of ministry

Blindness asked of what authority
A question of Truth answered expectedly
Knowledge denied fearfully
Christ’s Father His ultimate ability

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 5, 2011 @ 5:14 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-6-2011

A blessing for obeying the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today; a curse if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD, your God. Deuteronomy 11: 27-28

All have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

For He taught them as one having Authority, and not as their scribes. Matthew 7:29

Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32, Psalm 31:2-3, 3-4, 17, 25, Romans 3:21-25, 28 & Matthew 7:21-29

Delivered by a man who shone like pure white silk, Moses says to the people; “I set before you here, this day, a blessing and a curse.” A blessing by following the God-given decrees written on a stone tablet describing such obvious lessons of good moral character: honor your mother and father, do not commit adultery and for the love of God, do not lie. A curse from the wrath of God if one doesn’t follow such simple loving rules of life. There is nothing so complex to understand here because God makes it easy for us, what becomes hard is committing to a life of wealth in Christ instead of a wealth of self in sin.

The Apostle Paul uses an amazing thought to capture our justification by our faith Christ Jesus. “They are justified freely by His grace through the Redemption in Christ Jesus, Whom God set forth as an expiation, through faith, by His blood, to prove His righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed, through the forbearance of God–to prove his righteousness in the present time, that He might be righteous and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 24-26 Did you take a deep breath before reading that passage? My belief in Christ gives me Redemption. Your belief in Christ gives you Redemption. Not a light laugh, a TRUE reality. Even when we don’t follow the rules God forgives us. Society might not forgive you but God will because He allowed His Son to die for all.

While our amazing God roamed the earth, He taught with such authority but His miracles still didn’t prove anything to the ones who hated him. There is always a Lucifer to fight off in one’s life. There may be evil spirits in your thoughts and your actions by not picking up your Bible and following His Decrees daily. As I described, there is such simplicity to following the Divine Principles of God but such selfish needs by the human race. Jesus describes an action in your will to accomplish all He desires from us. A life of faith built upon the Rock of Salvation. A life of hope built upon the foundation of His Community. A life of love built upon the Streets of Gold in Heaven. A life of loving your love of Christ to accomplish the Will of God our Father. Is your house built on His Rock or Satan’s Sand?

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for faith to live Christ’s Redemption daily. We pray today we will always listen to the One Who has Authority over all by our faith, our actions and our love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Christ for You- Matthew 7:21-29

Beat your chest
Pray LORD LORD
The Kingdom’s Nest
Not be yours

Life in Him
Apart from sin
Opens His door
Love of more

My Words act
Your duty too
Wisely built home
Christ for you

Did not act
Bad to do
Satan’s sands engulfed
Christ for you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 6, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-7-2011

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes. Mark 12:10-11

Tobit 1:3; 2:1a-8, Psalm 112:1b-2, 3b-4, 5-6 & Mark 12:1-12

I witness rejection weekly when I go and pray at the abortion clinic on 117th Avenue here in Miami. I see the pain in the faces of women who are rejecting the life God has given them as they drive in and I witness the sadness they feel as they drive away after killing their baby in a complete act of rejection. This past Saturday when I walked up at 6:50 AM with my beautiful wife, I noticed a small chalk board easel with writing on it set up at the entrance. I strolled over and began to read it aloud as the opposition leader put up her sign to block my view of the clinic. “Today is the first day of a new beginning” the chalk writing said as my words echoed in the early morning air. The opposition leader then said, “Instant healing when the abortion is complete.” None of us feel instant healing when death occurs. It takes time to heal and it takes time to learn how to live with yourself after rejecting life inside you or in my case another life inside another person.

Jesus reminds the Scribes, Elders and Pharisees through a parable that it is God’s Plan for Christ to be rejected and killed. The final rejection by the Religious Leaders of Israel denotes the tenant farmers in the story and the messengers are His servants the prophets. The punishment of death for the farmers is God’s wrath on the unbelievers and the vineyards transfer to new owners is the New Israel of Christ believers. Jesus takes His cornerstone passage from Psalm 118:22-23 where He equates the death and resurrection He will soon experience to the stone’s rejection is being allowed by God to fulfill His Promise of a New Covenant. The rejection of Christ is wonderful in our eyes because His Sacrifice allows us to embrace His Redemptive Plan of forgiving the sins of all humanity. We celebrate this rejection as a joy of loving our love of Christ Jesus. Christ’s rejection allows our sins to be forgiven for all eternity and to follow His Truth to accomplish His Will.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for all health care workers who help those who are sick and dying. May they bring peace and comfort to those by Your Son’s embrace of love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

A Truth Revealed the Weak

He left on a journey
To share Truth with the poor
He asked His followers to sacrifice
The pleasures of this world

How many times can I lie to myself?
How many times can I try myself?
How many times can I cry to myself?
How many times can I die myself?

How many times can we deny Him
The questions run so deep
Every parable Christ shared
A Truth revealed the weak

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 7, 2011 @ 6:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-8-2011

Teacher, we know that you are a truthful Man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion. You do not regard a person’s status but teach the way of God in accordance with the Truth. Mark 12:14

Tobit 2:9-14, Psalm 112:1-2, 7-8, 9 & Mark 12:13-17

There are times in everyone’s life that we lie to escape facing the truth. Even the lies of omission where we think that if we don’t share exactly what we think we should someone could get hurt or we become concerned with someone’s opinions of us or our character. Jesus Christ did not hide anything and He was put to death for telling the Truth. His Truth scared people as it does many people who are afraid to live in a complete surrender to His Father’s Will. Growing up I watched and listened to my father lie and cheat on my mother so I naturally thought escaping the truth was a normal everyday occurrence. From school to girlfriends, telling the truth escaped me because I wasn’t taught to face the truth with true humility and courage.

My mother gave me every opportunity to follow her lead in telling the truth but for some reason I was drawn to my father’s way of living. My mother wanted me to see no evil and speak no evil so to speak but I chose the latter to follow my father’s footsteps. I’m sorry mom for hurting you so many times by lying and I love you for teaching me to face the truth with courage as your mom used to instill in me the love of God. Now I find myself hurting inside if I don’t face the truth with honor and respect seeking to acknowledge the sin by repentance in confession immediately. I have learned to not be worried about other people’s opinions because my surrender to His Truth gives me strength to “teach the way of God in accordance with the Truth.” My surrender to living a life of Truth guides my love of loving Christ to accomplish teaching His Love with true faith, humility and courage and I seek to mirror the compassion, honor and love Christ brought to the world by His Redemption.

I failed early in my life because I was full of my self seeking to only accomplish true pleasures of sin. I failed my children and myself by not seeking to accomplish the Will of God in all things. My apology runs deep for my children and my every day life of prayer now expresses the sorrow I feel for not being the father I was capable of being and the man I am today. I am who I am today because of my love of loving Christ Jesus and I practice His Truth every day when I read His Word to live for His Glory. My prayer life is constant because I know our LORD wants us to pray over everything we do to accomplish living for His Glory. I proclaim His Truth to live in Truth to share faith, charity and love. I asked a young man to help me the other day to do some yard work and before we got started I asked him to pray with me saying, “I pray before I do everything in my life to live for the Glory of God to seek and share His Truth. In Jesus Name may our work honor Him. Amen.”

So we ask in prayer: MY LORD and MY GOD, we pray today we may have the courage to live in Truth for everything we do to Honor You LORD. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Why Must I Get Tested was Your Reply

A snare they thought they would set
No scare came from the Christ mind bet
Truth we know You live and You speak
Teaching the way God’s Truth to seek

Opinion of none do You obviously beget
Not a person’s status impressed You yet
God’s Truth is Your only human concern
Seeking His Will for Humanity to learn

Is it lawful to pay Caeser his tax?
The Pharisees asked concerning the facts
Why must I get tested was Your reply
Repay Caesar and pay God or die

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 8, 2011 @ 5:18 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-9-2011 Ash Wednesday

Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1

But when you give alms, 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. Matthew 6:3-4

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you. Matthew 6: 17-18

Joel 2:12-18, Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Today, millions if not billions of people worldwide begin a 40 day period of fasting that represents the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert prior to His public ministry here on earth. The 40 days leads up to the Holy Week of Easter and the Passion, Crucifixion/Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection for all Christians worldwide to sacrifice a small yet important parts of our Christian life for the One and Only True Savior of all. As kids, many of us were taught to give up something for our love of Christ these next forty days, i.e. chocolate, meat on Fridays (a norm) and other things that as a kid we’d miss. But what are you sacrificing as an adult to give up for His Salvation these next 40 days or your life?

As Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 6, do not “receive the Grace of God in vain,” rather gather your thoughts daily in a complete surrender to Christ Jesus and renew your faith constantly through prayer and fasting. Seek to share some of your blessings from God with those less fortunate than you and do this in secret for “Father who sees in secret will repay you” in secret. Join me every day as we seek to share His love with complete strangers guiding the Gospel to change lives and mend fences. Take time to sit with your family often these next forty days and pray with them by reading your Bible aloud gathering your family together to discuss what you can do as a family to provide for the poor or the homeless.

Stop just going to church on Sundays and visit the Altar often offering prayers of sacrifice and praise to accomplish His Will in your life. Give more and take less when offering Tithes. Remember, Tithes for our LORD are more than just giving money to your church on Sundays. It’s giving your time to children who need love and attention. It’s giving time to the elderly in a nursing home to console their lonely feelings. It’s seeking the poor, the hungry and the homeless to give more than just a few dollars. Find someone to bless in secret and offer them a chance to experience a grace of God by your love of loving Christ Jesus. Seek to give and expect nothing in return and your heart will glow with the pleasures of God’s love. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we pray today for my friend’s daughter Jessica. We pray to have enough strength to give more to Your Son’s Gospel and less to our selfish needs. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Grace Given for Nothing is Hidden

Come back to His Love
Offer a fast for His proof
Seek not your own grace
Live the joy of Christ’s Truth

How merciful is He
Sharing Redemption eternally
His Son won so graciously
His death cured sin of humanity

Gather one and all to celebrate
Our God has need for our thanksgiving
Rising up above all forgiving
Sins of lust and selfish living

Jesus warned to give in secret
Prayer and fasting to seek completion
A surrender of the left for the right diversion
His grace given for nothing is hidden

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 8, 2011 @ 5:13 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-10-2011

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding His voice, and holding fast to Him. Deuteronomy 30:19-20a

Then He said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 9:22-25

We are all living a life for Truth by trusting in the LORD to bring us the strength to deny ourselves lifting our Cross of Christ high over our heads each day to accomplish the Will of God in Christ Jesus. Amen. Moses further explains the blessing and the curse by describing the Ten Commandments as the only way to live in grace through loving the LORD in following the decrees He shared with Moses to guide humanity to peace and harmony. Moses charged all to know that heaven and earth will witness against the lives you lead in public and private and you can rest assure God is watching every decision and action you will every make just as your neighbors, friends and communities are a witness to the life you lead in Christ.

Last night I read a bumper sticker that said, “Calling you a Christian just because you attend church on Sunday is like calling you a car if you visit your garage.” There is more to a life in Christ than just visiting your church on Sunday. There is life to lead in His Word that pushes you to be a person of action, of compassion and of Truth void of all acts of self. The world needs Christians of action who are willing to deny themselves to accomplish works of faith, charity and love. God has asked us all who believe in His Son to accomplish more than just attending church Sunday. He wants us all to know Eternal Life by our faith in Jesus Christ. In loving your love of Christ, you will live by His Words; “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Luke 9:25

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King, we pray today for strength to carry the Cross of Your Son be it heavy or light to further the Gospel for the Salvation of Souls. We ask this in the Name of Christ Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Live Forever the Gospel of Trinity

Live void of death and doom
Commandments of vitality groom
A life to lead in action to prove
Your worth to enter Heaven’s room

Loving Him and walking in His ways
All your exertion of faith He sees
Numerous descendants of Humanity
Keeping His commandments and decrees

Hearts lead astray seeking false Gods
Choose an existence of burning fate
Void of a long life He promised to state
Witnessed by heaven and earth to relate

Come after Him and surely see
His Truth of living Eternally
For whoever loses their life abundantly
Will live forever the Gospel of Trinity
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins Marh 10, 2011 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-11-2011

This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own. Isaiah 58:6-7

The days will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. Matthew 9:15c
Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 & Matthew 9:14-15

There are so many ways of fasting for our LORD that we fail to see what the real purpose is for fasting as we are reminded today in Isaiah the true reasons for fasting for our God. As Isaiah instructs us by his revelations from God, teaching us what fasting should not be; “Why do we fast, and you do not see it? afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?” Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers.” Isaiah 58:3 I believe fasting should include as Isaiah instructs acts of charity, compassion and action for the elderly, the homeless and the hungry by seeking to share your excess with those less fortunate than yourself or you family. When we fast, it is not to accomplish selfish acts of pride and conceit but rather to serve humanity for the greater good of God.

The disciples of John asked Jesus why they and the Pharisees fast much yet His disciples fail to fast as everyone else does. His reply is one to ponder and take into account in each of our lives. “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” Matthew 9:15 The custom of celebrating during the wedding feast goes back as far as time exists and Jesus reminds them that while He was present and serving the people with faith, hope and love, a fast was not needed for the time will come when He would not be with them and then they would fast to share His Truth with the world. Fasting used to be a sign of respect to acknowledge the death of a loved one while mourning their loss. There was no need to fast by the Disciples for they were in the midst of the wedding feast of Christ’s Joy here on earth. By your fasting and constant prayer your are giving Glory to the Father in your love of loving of Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today our fast and prayers honor You LORD for the joy we receive in knowing Your Son Redeemed our Sins. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”Fasting Jesus

Spiritual warfare
Majestic Truth
Fasting often
Satan’s reprove

Hungry humans
Naked too
Feed humanity
Fasting proof

Fasting Jesus
Share wealth
God’s use
Christ’s too

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 11, 2011 @ 6:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-12-2011

If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday. Isaiah 58:9d-1o

He said to him, “Follow Me.” And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed Him. Luke 5:27b-28

“Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Luke 5:31b-32

Isaiah 58:9b-14, Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & Luke 5:27-32

Where is life if God isn’t your reason for everything? The reason to die the reason to live the reason to hide and the reason to fight for Truth to overwhelm Humanity and Light the tents of homeless people, the faithful and the rest. Isaiah speaks to the heart of us all I believe by telling us God wants our everything (si todito). You must agree that only one of us at a time by our participation can we, mankind, change a selfish world into a world of joy, hope and sharing where life-giving celebration of life flows across the divides uniting humanity as One. “Bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted” should be a battle cry of love embracing the Truth with necessity, effort and trust aligning the world to always Honor Him Who bestows the passion of forgiveness on us all self-willed sinners.

Yesterday I met a man named Carl. He was on a corner holding a sign stating “I’ll work for food.” You’ve seen them in every town across the world holding signs saying “please help me.” I used to think these people were “lazy” and full of spite, hate and addiction.” I mean, “why would anyone” ever live in a tent or the bushes of society unless they were hating someone, something or God Himself. On the contrary, Carl was full of life, eager to work and make a living but unable to find continued permanent work. No family. No friends. His life. I shy from writing no life because he has earned the right to live a life as God deems and his will drives him. We have to look for some way to give and actively seek all of mankind that’s why he at least got a chance to take a hot shower as many times as he wants in 20 hours yesterday to today because I bought him a room for the night. I prayed with him on the ride there and he was full of love for the LORD. Jesus Himself crying “thank you.”

How Isaiah rings home the Truth of Christ in our souls as we listen to Jesus tell the Pharisees “I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Christ reclining at table with the lowly of the world including the ones who have money where a feast has been thrown for Him by Levi at his home. Many of us wonder how people can get up and leave everything behind for Christ as Levi did seeking nothing more than His Will to sustain us in nutrition and in wealth. We can’t live without food/water and money, right? There is a sense of freedom that comes from surrendering it all to Christ Jesus. Amen. Be prepared for Him to guide you to trusting Him with all your heart and soul. You will seek out the afflicted and the oppressed with His Passion of Forgiveness. 4:44 AM EST

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for the hungry, the homeless and the afflicted. We pray for Carl to find Your Truth in every opportunity he encounters. We pray for our children to know Your Word and to be taught to live a life of faith, charity and love for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

To Teach Them How to Pray

Seek to root out oppression
His Truth to guide your soul
Forever in the Light of Foundations
Forgiveness in the Right of the Son

Honor me in work and thanksgiving
Delight in the LORD to say
Honor my Word without malice

The honor of the Sabbath every day

Taxing the heart to follow
Levi left his post to say
I will follow You forever
Always trust in Your ways

For He came not to save the conceited
Not the proud of heart who say
Why do you eat with sinners
His reply to teach them how to pray

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 12, 2011 @ 5:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-13-2011

But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die!” Genesis 3:4

For just as through the disobedience of one person the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of one the many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19

It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test. Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and Him alone shall you serve.’ Matthew 4:4,7,10
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7, Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17, Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 & Matthew 4:1-11

We revisit Genesis today and think how the serpent cunningly tricked Eve into eating the precious fruit of the tree of knowledge. The world revolved around the joy and beauty of life unfear of anything until we allowed the serpent to sway our hearts to sin against our love of God. Our perfection gained a flaw called Free Will and humanity began to experience the oppression and death of following a heart of self. Our love of the LORD began to take a backseat to greed and excess. Oh the serpent certainly did know Adam and Eve would die eventually leading humanity to forever battle the forces of good and evil. Good always overcomes the evil embedded in the soul of many a person because the power of persistent prayer, kindness and love always endures and stays the course for the God-fearing mind.

Just as this disobedience of God’s directions lead Adam and Eve to sin, so did the obedience of God’s Only Son save the souls of humanity by his acceptance of living sinless, enduring the pain of whips tearing his flesh and dying a Crucified death on a Cross while being tormented by satan and the humiliation of Roman guards. There is only One who has given us Eternal Life to choose as His Gift for humanity to show how much He loves us. He shared with us an obedience to His Father we have the choice to embrace because of our Free Will serving the greater good of all mankind. God makes it so simple. He shares with us the gifts of the Spirit to live our life in a agreeance with His Will to accomplish so much in as we live for His Glory. Amen.

For forty days and nights He endured every kind of temptation. For 33 years He endured every type of pain. In three days He was spit on, tied like a dog, forced to wear a Crown of Thorns, whipped and beat until He stained the hearts of humanity, nailed to a tree with spikes through His Hands and Feet dying a slow agonizing humiliating death, and Rising again to show His Strength of absorbing any kind of sin. He endured every moment with humility and honor deserving endless praise. He is everywhere and is everything. He was with my wife and I as we walked up to the abortion clinic yesterday morning, asking the security guy who’s always there video taping us and putting up sheets to block our view of the patients walking in and out saying, “Do you ever get tired of hiding the killing?” Yes, I believe Christ can absorb even these tragedies they are trying to hide every day. We must pray for these people in loving our love of Christ just as Jesus prayed for us as He rejected sin in the desert and hung on a Cross to endure the sin of all.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today we can overcome temptation in our Free Will to be obedient to Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Only Him Will I Serve to Win- Matthew 4

Walked into a desert
Spirit guiding His Way
40 days of praying
40 nights gave way

Induced by a fallen angel
His temptations of evil self
Turn a stone into nourishment
Bread alone without Word’s help

Even angels will protect you
You can fly off a mountains peak
His answer was one of obedience
No test against the LORD shall you seek

But all the kingdoms can be Yours
Worship me the Devil said with a grin
Get away Satan for it is written
Only Him will I serve to win

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 13, 2011 6:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-14-2011

Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am Holy. Leviticus 19:2b

He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. Matthew 25:33 & 46
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18, Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 & Matthew 25:31-46

We can never be God but we are commanded by God to be holy. God Himself tells Moses to tell the people the etiquette of life and Moses surely brought the news to his people. It was Christ Who brought the Good News because God Himself had to come to tell the people His Love was Eternal bringing forth forgiveness of sins directing us to forgive all people not just our kinsmen but even our enemies. “You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. Though you may have to reprove your fellow man, do not incur sin because of him.” Leviticus 19:17 His New Covenant of Love enhanced what Moses brought from God allowing us experience His True Love for Humanity- His People.

How do we be holy? God told Moses to tell us not to steal, not to lie, not to kill, and not to worship false idols. God tells us to love one another as ourselves. Yet God tells us to do much, much more; “Likewise, you shall not pick your vineyard bare, nor gather up the grapes that have fallen. These things you shall leave for the poor and the alien. I, the LORD, am your God.” Leviticus 19:10 He reminds us to be conscious and active in helping the less fortunate. He wants us to give love and received rightful punishment for doing wrongs coupled with forgiveness. He will not forgive those who purposely offend Him but forgive those who earnestly repent. We become holy by our commitment to loving His love for Humanity through our Practice, Prayer and Proclamation. Amen.

Do you believe with all your heart and soul that Jesus Christ is your Savior? Will He leave the unfaithful behind? Will He separate the believers from the nonbelievers and cast us into either heaven or hell? Christ Himself proclaimed there was only One Way into heaven and that’s through Him. “No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 He describes us as sheep and goats led to Eternal Bliss or Eternal Fire. Those of us who learn to become His Sheep then we learn to live a life of sacrifice and praise versus a goat full of self. We learn to live in compelling effort to seek out the lonely and the lost, to feed the hungry and the poor or visit the imprisoned. We learn the only way to live life is in constant communion with Christ Jesus where everything we think, desire or do is in His Name. Halleluiah!

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to never be shy of feeding Your sheep by our love of loving Your Son. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Least of Such

Angels in flight
Savior’s right
Second to none
God’s Only Son

Sheep’s prepare
Goats will glare
Heaven’s bliss
Satan’s hiss

Kingdom prepared
Satan is scared
Burning in Hell
Goats will yell

Frolicking sheep
Prays to sleep
In heavenly heights
Eternal life

I was fed
Thirsty too
Heaven’s Light
Prisoner’s delight

Homeless touched
Least of such
No effort planned
Flames will be fanned

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 14, 2011 @ 5:28 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-15-2011

So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9–10

Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 & Matthew 6:7-15

The first prayer I ever learned was the LORD’s Prayer taught to me by my devout Grandma Mildred Carter. Seems like yesterday when I can hear her saying, “If you practice this prayer I’ll give you $5.” The words I learned that day have stuck with me for life always present in everything I do. Her investment was fruitful so to speak and she is the one person I missed the opportunity to talk Spiritual with. While I learned the prayer for the $5, I didn’t allow God to capture my heart and soul until many years later. As Isaiah so eloquently writes for our Father, His Word completed my grandmother’s prayers fulfilling the Will fo God in returning fruitful fertilized ground by my actions in practice, prayer and proclamation. Her love of God in prayer was once considered boring has now become my reason for living. “Achieving the end for which (He) I sent it.”

While writing I’ve been thinking about describing the LORD’s Prayer in my own words. How they have touched my life. They have given me freedom of hate, jealously and self. It has been a daily prayer people have prayed for over 2000 years. They (the words) give humanity peace. In His own words, “Here He Who is Heaven, Who’s Name is Hallowed, His Kingdom is It, what He wants I do while living a life of heavenly grace as I learn to share His Truth. Today I will eat as You give. May my trespasses be dismissed by Your Son’s Blood. I will not hate or despise anyone who sins against me. I will forgive. By my practice, prayer and preaching LORD I WILL avoid temptation. Keep me from evil. You are the Only One I will share me my love of loving You. Amen.

So we ask in prayer; Dear God, we pray today for the strength to whisper Your Son’s prayer forever. We pray for Japan LORD, may they find peace in praying to You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
You Are Everything

The elements must fall
Bringing forth fruit
Fertilizer for all
God-led proof

His Word is for all
Words eaten Truth
Going out in call
Void of lying eaten dirt

Heaven is He
Thy Name is It
I Am Your Kingdom
Will of Truth

Nutritious snacks
Forgetting our sin
Forgiving me too
Please temptation no

Kept from evil
You are everything
Void of the devil
Father Son Holy Spirit

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 15, 2011 @ 5:21 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-16-2011

Who knows, God may relent and forgive, and withhold His blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish. Jonah 3:9

Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. Luke 11:30
Jonah 3:1-10, Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 & Luke 11:29-32

There are times in all of our lives that we try and hide from the LORD but you cannot. You can get a haircut, you can shave off your beard or you can get a perm ladies but God still knows each strand of hair on our head and body. Jonah was a prophet running from his duty to the LORD. Thrown off a ship and into the sea, the LORD sent a great fish to rescue him and spew him on the shore. From there Jonah finally accepted his calling and went to Nineveh to be received by the Ninevites and repent from their evil ways. How many of us have refused to follow in God’s Plan for our lives only to be knocked back down to our senses? The LORD rescued many of us I’m sure and we didn’t even know to acknowledge it.

In our surrender to His Truth, we live according to His Will to accomplish acts of faith, charity and love. When you hear God talking to you, do you run and hide or take up His Cross and follow Him? Many a generation wanted to see signs of the LORD’s ability. They want to test the LORD to show His Strength but as it is written, “You shall not put the LORD, your God, to the test!” Deuteronomy 6:16 You must trust in the LORD with all your heart and soul and abide by His Word for the person who trusts abides by his love of loving His Son’s Truth. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to live a life of Truth seeking not signs of Your Awesome Power but accepting all as the Power of You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Accepting All as the Power of You The Way

Second chance arises

Jonah came to know

Speaking repentive actions

Ninevites abided to show

Relinquishing sinful actions

Fasting and proving their way

God’s Wrath was seen forgiven

City of Homage He granted His stay
Hearts of humble serving
Learned to proclaim and say
God’s Word can guide your giving
His compassion wiped your sins away

Generations of evil and sinful living
Seeking signs of Your Awesome Day
Must with repentive and prayerful action
Accepting all as the Power of You The Way

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 16, 2011 @ 4:21 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-17-2011

As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathers that you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you. Esther C16

Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12

Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25, Psalm 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 & Matthew 7:7-12

Once again I am reminded of my Grandmother Carter here in Esther as Esther describes as a child hearing the books of her forefathers telling her that our God always frees those who are pleasing to Him. It reminds me of my grandmother because she use to read the stories from Bible to me and my brother and sister. We’d sit around a fan in the heat of the summer and listen to the Words of Life bring soothing yet confusing sounds to our hearts and minds. My grandmother’s fondness of truth rested in my soul all these years and after being watered by my own repenting tears has grown into a daily habit of seeking His Word in everything I do. Practice, pray and proclaim. Amen.

It seems so simple, “ask and you shall receive.” Jesus tells His followers to knock and the door will open but how is this done? The things you want in your life have to align with the Will of God and He will most assuredly give them to you. You have to have faith and hope in your surrender to His Way of Living. Amen. You can’t be a closet Christian waiting for God to bring you a million dollars because you ask for it. Our Heavenly Father knows what we need before we ask for it and aligns His Will in our lives to accomplish His Glory. By loving our love of Christ we seek to knock on the hearts of men and women to bring His faith, His hope, His charity and His love by our actions of His Will. Praise God for everything He gives you from parking spaces to food as well as your ability to help others who are in need. Praise Him and be thankful.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for Felix Alvarez to be guided by Your Light as he works to share Your Truth LORD. We pray to knock on the doors of those in need to share Your Glory. I pray today for the need to pass a teaching certificate exam. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Your Desire of His Creed
He tells us to ask

Knock to gain entrance

He tells us to seek

His love in an instant

All who seek shall know

A Truth of Love to grow

All who knock will find

His Redemption kind

Wicked of heart can form

A heart of good for a child

Your Father will give you more

Love of His love in style

Simple Truth will lead

Humanity to believe

Do unto a neighbor in need

Your desire of His Creed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 17, 2011 @ 3:47 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-18-2011

But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all My statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, he shall not die. Ezekiel 18:21
Ezekiel 18:21-28, Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8 & Matthew 5:20-26

I have met many a man and women who were living a life of despicable wickedness full of self and sinful ways who have turned to the LORD and found comfort, guidance and peace. They live today in the Light of Christ seeking to accomplish the Will of God by their practice, their prayer life and their proclamation of Christ’s Truth. Amen.

Living the Gospel rids you of selfish acts of sin replacing them with studying His Word, seeking to give charity and proclaiming His Gospel to accomplish the Will of the Father. Jesus says such a person will forgive his brother or sister for anything or be liable to God’s judgment. Live to love your love of Christ to accomplish what is right and just: be forgiving.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I pray for peace in studying Your Word to accomplish Your Truth. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
To Live for Him True

Turn away from sin
See the Light of Truth
Virtues practiced to win
Eternal life as Proof

To kill seeks vengeance
To hold a grudge too
Forgive your brother’s wrong
Christ died for you

His forgiveness frees us
Pay what is due
Christ wants us
To live for Him true

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 18, 2011 @ 4:07 AM EST

Wig’s word of God Today 3-19-2011

It was not through the law that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants that he would inherit the world, but through the righteousness that comes from faith. Romans 4:13

She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16, Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29, Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 & Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

His Redemption Able Proof

Law was not the reason

Faith is the reason for all

Christ became the First

The Only Son to bear the fall

Inherit the world’s sin of man

Taking each nail to win a call

Reasons to live within your soul

Surrender to His Heart in all

Hope for all to witness

The Father to reign in Truth

A unified reason for existence

His Redemption able proof

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 18, 2011 @ 4:31 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-20-2011

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of Me, a prisoner for His sake; but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God. 2 Timothy 1:8

And He was transfigured before them; His face shone like the sun and His clothes became white as light. Matthew 17:2

Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22, 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 & Matthew 17:1-9

Are you ashamed of your testimony in the LORD? Do you pray in public before your meals? Paul reminds us to bear our share of hardship for the Gospel, the Truth of Jesus Christ. By sharing His Truth we become strengthened by God’s Spirit to accomplish more in faith, charity and love.

He becomes the reason we rise and we fall and bearing witness to His call allows us to accept all as the Will of God. Where our love of loving Him shines like His Transfiguration before the Disciples in our smile, in our action and in our life. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray we are never ashamed to be a prisoner for the sake of the Gospel. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Whom Life Will Always Call Dear

Up high on a mountain
He became white like the sun
Transfigured glow of God’s love
Sinless full of Truth He shone

Moses and Elijah walked with Him
In the Light of Truth they fear
Peter said in amazement
LORD, it is good we are here

A cloud descended upon them
A shadow and a voice appeared
This is My Beloved Son pleasing
Whom life will always call dear

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 18, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-21-2011

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Daniel 9:4b-10, Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 & Luke 6:36-38

Everyone agrees we seem to be living in the times of chaos where “supernatural” things are occurring worldwide. From earthquakes to tsunamis and everything in between, we are living in troubled times. Daniel describes a society full of sin in need of repentance because they have not followed the laws and commandments presented to them by the prophets. “We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws. We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land.” Daniel 9:5-6 The funny thing is a majority of the people in today’s world believe mankind should repent and follow the ways of the LORD but as a humanity nobody seems to understand what we should do about it. Obviously, there is nothing funny about the ugliness of sin in our society and the answer is to repent and be steadfast in your practice, prayer and proclamation. Amen!

Jesus tells us to stop judging and condemning and to forgive as we too will be forgiven. There was young 9-year-old boy I met this past Saturday fishing who kept saying he was sorry over and over again for asking me to borrow bait and bait his hook. “I’m sorry,” he would say in that innocent southern child voice, “but I can’t get my bait to stay on my hook. Would you please put it on for me?” Once or twice a year, I take my now 12-year-old son, Jeff, fishing in the University of Florida catfish ponds in Gainesville. UF Fisheries opens the ponds for a family fishing day for free as long as we turn the fish loose once we land them. I was wearing my “I love Jesus Christ” T-shirt with the “Follow Me, I make you fishers of men” printed on the back. The little boy asked, “are you a Christian?” I smile proudly showing him the front of my shirt. “Me too” came the answer after reading my shirt. Just as the little boy kept saying over and over again that he was sorry for asking me to help him, we too must say we are sorry for judging and condemning and repent repeatedly to accomplish the Will of God.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today we can forgive guided by Your Word to accomplish harmony, forgiveness and peace. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
He is So Awesome

He is so awesome
His strength flings stars
He is so awesome
Love as vast as galaxies afar

He is so awesome
His forgiveness controls all
He is so awesome
He makes kings and queens fall

He is so awesome
He gave us the gift of His Son
He is so awesome
All Glory and Honor to the One

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 21, 2011 @ 5:53 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-22-2011

The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20, Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 & Matthew 23:1-12

Try immersing yourself into everything Holy. You know, get up with God on your mind and go to sleep with God on your mind. How does one keep the Fire of Christ burning inside their heart continually? You must be willing to humble yourself like a child to become Christ-like in all things. You must be willing to open your Bible and practice reading every word until you find every instruction to follow every day of your life.

You must be willing to read the Bible over and over again. You must be willing to pray unceasingly over everything in your life. Seek and you shall find should be a motto to follow every single moment of every day. You cannot do “life” alone for He is the reason to live for everything you want. In loving your love of Christ you become His servant to humble yourself before all creation to live for His Will. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for my lifelong friend Brett Henley that You LORD may give him peace and receive his soul in Heaven if it is Your Will LORD. I pray for his family’s peace as well as our own. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

For There is Only One Christ His Son

Many have tried to sit where He sits
Many have tried to exalt their needs
Many have tried to mimic Moses
Many have tried to but failed to succeed

For there is only One Who can be exalted
For there is only One Who can truly bleed
For there is only One Who can teach forever
For there is only One Who can overcome greed

There is only One Who can get you to Heaven
There is only One Who can bear fruit to seed
There is only One Who shares His Spirit forever
There is only One Who knows your need

For there is only One Master in Heaven
For there is only One Father Who knows
For there is only One Who can be Exalted
For there is Only One Christ His Son

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 22, 2011 @ 5:15 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-23-2011

Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20: 26b-28

Jeremiah 18:18-20, Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 & Matthew 20:17-28

The Father has prepared a place for all of us in Heaven who believe His Son has prepared a Way for those who embrace Him as the True and Only Way to get to Eternal Life. Jesus explained to the mother who wished her two sons will sit on His right and left in heaven that it was not His to give away as the other 10 disciples became upset and bitter. “He replied, ‘My cup you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left (, this) is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’ When the ten heard this, they became indignant at the two brothers.” Matthew 20:23-24

There is a lot to be said by His reply because it shows us the importance of serving here in earth is not about position and status but serving the less fortunate than you and giving your all to proclaiming the Gospel providing faith, charity and love to the lonely, the sick and dying and the hungry and homeless. Establish in your heart the need to be giving not worrying about where you will sit in Heaven but how you will share Christ’s love here on earth. In the eyes of the needy you will find Christ’s smile of forgiveness and love. Loving your love of Christ will open your eyes to His Truth providing faith to those who need His love the most sharing a roadmap to His Eternal Kingdom. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear Heavenly King, we pray today for the soul of Brett Henley who passed on to Your care yesterday at the age of 48. May his wife Erica and family find peace knowing Your Truth embraces his soul. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Sin’s Ugliness He Paid

Jesus led them to His Fate
God given to relate
The sins of humanity to gain
Every nail dripping blood of His pain

I must suffer for all
Was Christ’s true call
Scourged and spit on
Nailed to a Cross

He will rise in three days
Came the reply he would raise
His Redemption from haze
Sin’s ugliness He paid

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 23, 2011 @ 6:01 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-24-2011

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. Jeremiah 17:7

My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Luke 16:25

Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 16:19-31

There is a beauty in a prophet of old who trusts the LORD with all his heart and soul and shares his God-given revelations to save the people regardless of imprisonment or public disgrace. This trust in God came from Jeremiah who gave humanity courage to face evil with faith, hope and courage. His Oracles lead us up to chapter 31 and is commonly called the “Gospel before the Gospel” by many biblical scholars giving humanity a look at the forgiveness the Father will share with all mankind. Jeremiah reminds us to surrender to He Who created all and judges all by his statement; “I, the LORD, alone probe the mind and test the heart, To reward everyone according to his ways, according to the merit of his deeds.” Jeremiah 17:10 Loving your love of Christ will give you strength to trust in the LORD always to serve the poor, clothe the naked and feed the hungry anyplace, anytime or anywhere in the world. Amen.

Jesus tells the story of the unnamed rich man and the poor sickly man named Lazarus. He describes the poor man as the one “lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.” Luke 16:20-21 Luke describes this parable with an effort to again warn humanity that being one of wealth is not as important as being a person of trust in the LORD keeping us aware repentance is needed before your death not afterwards from the depths of the Netherworld. “‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.” Luke 16:25-26

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we stay focused on the Truth of Your Son to help the poor, care for the sick and feed the hungry. We have continual prayers for the Henley Family. Please give them peace my LORD. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

God’s Redemption a Covenant’s Right

He was rich and unnamed
Seeking to cool Satan’s flames
Not embraced by God’s love
His life of sin judged from above

A poor man named Lazarus lay at his door
Willing to eat his scraps from the floor
His body covered in torment of ugly sores
Even the dogs would lick the wounds he bore

At his death Lazarus was carried away by Angels
To the bosom of Abraham waiting and able
To comfort him and give him God’s love
His death would be honored by God above

The rich man died and was buried
His fate sealed in the box his family carried
To a grave to descend to eternal torture
The Netherworld his fate not his fortune

Begging from below to be comforted from pain
His soul in eternal torment from Satan’s flames
Asking to be cooled by the tip of his tongue
No passing the chasm is allowed by anyone

This line is drawn in the sand on earth
God’s says to repent before entering the dirt
His Son is the Way and the Light of life
God’s Redemption a Covenant’s Right

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 24, 2011 @ 4:21 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-25-2011

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and shall name Him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

By this “will,” we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10

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 1:35b

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10, Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11, Hebrews 10:4-10 & Luke 1:26-38

“With us in God” proclaimed by Isaiah, it has been argued Isaiah didn’t need to know he was referring to the Savior of the world by the delivery of a King through the conception, pregnancy and birth powered by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mother of God. It was a divine prophesy many have believed that instilled the future of God’s Divine Pan for Humanity. The Apostle Paul shared with us in Hebrews the need to understand the sacrifices and offerings of old according to the law have been superseded by the sacrifice and offering of the Body of Christ. He stated, “it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats take away sins” for “behold, I come to do your will.” He takes away the first to establish the second. By this “will,” we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

In Luke One we learn of the appearance of the Angel Gabriel who as the messenger of God proclaims to Mary, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28 “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 1:31-33 I can only imagine what it must have felt like to be asked to carry the Savior of the world. Her yes to God was our yes to forgiveness allowing mankind to forever embrace the Redemption of Sins. Amen. Your “yes” to God must be constant in a surrender to His Will in all things. To live His Will one must seek His Word, seek Him constantly in prayer and seek Him in your proclamation. Loving your love of Christ accomplishes the Will of God in your divine plan given to you by God. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King, we pray today to always say yes as Mary did when she accepted Your Will in carrying the Savior of the World. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Nothing is impossible for the LORD of the world- Luke 1

The Angel Gabriel swooped down on Galilee
Seeking the Virgin God choose for Humanity
Hail favored one you will carry the King
His life will be sinless and His death will ring

Forgiveness of sins for humanity to know
His life sinless and His Sacrifice will grow
Strength and courage for all to be
Living a life full of faith, hope and charity

Yes I will be the handmaid of the LORD
I will carry His Son to accomplish life’s reward
“May it be done to me according to your word”
Nothing is impossible for the LORD of the world

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 25, 2011 @ 4:04 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-26-2011

Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son. Luke 15:21

Because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found. Luke 15:24

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20, Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 & Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Today I am in Gainesville to attend a funeral of life-long friend who died at the age of 48 of liver and kidney failure. His life will be celebrated today as the one who came home to his Father and now is resting in His arms of safety. As Micah reminds us today in our readings, my friend as all of us are special to God in our own divine plan to accomplish His Will receiving the forgiveness promised by His Son’s death on a Cross. “Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of His inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but delights rather in clemency.” Micah 7:18

The Parable of the Lost Sheep is a familiar story who many of us have learned to embrace in our lives. The story celebrates the return of the lost sinner where God opens His arms of forgiveness through His Son’s obedience to His Will. No matter how far we stray off the path of life filling ourselves with lust, drunkenness and sin, our LORD will always welcome us back with a celebration unlike any we have ever experienced. He will guide you to become all you can for His Will to accomplish a Divine Plan that will celebrate your love of loving His Son Christ Jesus. My friend Brett Henley is being celebrated today as a compassionate, smiling and embracing friend of Jesus. As all of us, he will be welcomed home by his repentance and belief in our LORD Jesus Christ. Let us rejoice and be glad for anyone who finds his/her way home to the Eternal Glory of the Father. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for the soul of all who are lost and have yet to be found. We pray they find their way back home by following the Light of Christ in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

He Was Truly Lost but Now He is Found

A father gave all to his sons to feel
The love of God for work and zeal
The two were given all from his work
m>One gathered his stuff to exit and look

He left his home to far off lands
Spending his inheritance on sinful sands
Waking one day to see he was broke

His sinful ways stole his father’s yoke

Gathering his things he ventured back home
Stating he would repent and ask forgiveness sown

His father embraced him and covered him in silk
Once he was lost but now he is honey and milk

Fit for embracing as a son who repents
God’s forgiveness will never be spent
Once he was dead his life without sound
He was truly lost but now he is found

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 25. 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-27-2011

Is the LORD in our midst or not? Exodus 17:7c

For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Romans 5:6

Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14

God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth. John 4:24

My food is to do the Will of the one who sent Me and to finish His work. John 4:34

Exodus 17:3-7, Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9, Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 & John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

Moses leads the people out of bondage in Egypt into the desert to find no water. Afraid his people will stone him, he calls out the the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? A little more and they will stone me!” Exodus 17:4 The LORD instructs him to strike a rock with his staff and water will flow for the people to drink. Many people today are thirsty for the LORD and are seeking someone to guide them to know His Truth. The LORD our God has given all who surrender to living His Word the ability share the Living Waters of His Truth to satisfy the thirst of anyone by your practice, prayer and proclamation.

We should remind people all the time Christ died for all, the sinners of the world, as Paul reminds us today His Death on a Cross satisfies the debt of humanity. By His Death and Resurrection we live in a state of peace if we are willing to accept this call of faith to give us endurance to accomplish anything in the Name above all Names. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 5:1 Many of you might say, “I would die for you” when speaking about a spouse or a close friend but can you die for the unGodly as described by Paul?

To die of self gives you faith, hope and courage to live for Christ’s Truth by helping those who seek God’s love to live in the peace described by Paul here in Romans. Live for Him by your work of love for those less fortunate than you. The homeless are dirty and need a bath. The lost are thirsty and need His living waters in you to drink. The afflicted are hungry and need to be fed God’s Word. Can you work for Him even when the people you help seem unclean, uneducated and unhappy? Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman by the well and tells her “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to Eternal Life.” John 4:13-14 Share your love of loving Christ by giving His Living Waters of Eternal Life by preaching the Gospel. Amen.

I’m sure many of you have heard me ask for prayers for a young man named Jhaysonn battling cancer in Gainesville. I share the following with you to describe how we can share the Gospel with strangers even when we don’t know them. When I was driving up to my friend’s house Friday to stay the night in Gainesville for my friend’s funeral, I saw a man in a yard next door and I stopped and yelled out “are you Jhaysonn’s dad?” He walked out to my car saying “no, who are you?” Well this chance meeting turned into a God-instance of meeting a Brother in Christ as we began to talk about our love of God together in his yard. Today I ask for prayers for him and his family.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, today I pray for James Sullivan and his family to have strength provided by You LORD to raise a 3-year-old little girl who they recently adopted. We pray today for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace as well as his family’s needs in housing and employment. Guide them and all of us LORD to be people of faith, hope, charity and love to serve humanity for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

My Father’s Will Comes Before Mine

Coming to a well to drink
Christ asked a girl to think
These waters will not quench
A life you live as a wench

Come to Me and see the depths
Of My living waters of lasting respect
A spring of Eternal Life to fulfill
My water is Truth that instills

Instills love, hope and charity
Even you can overcome abundantly
Living in sin can be forgiven truthfully
By following my Father’s Word faithfully

I am living for His Will to be done
My food is His Truth I share as fun
My Father’s Will comes before mine
In His Word humanity can live in peacetime

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 27, 2011 @ 7:07 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-28-2011

Grant me justice, God; defend me from a faithless people; from the deceitful and unjust rescue me. Psalm 43:1

Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Luke 4:24

2 Kings 5:1-15ab, Psalm 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 & Luke 4:24-30

There is a commitment we all have chosen to follow by our love and surrender to a life of living the Gospel. Many may say to look the other way at all the sin of a selfish society and stay focused on the Truth Jesus Christ shares with humanity but I beg to differ. I believe God calls us to march into society and provide hope for the less fortunate by leading them by example. This example of love and affection is carried by the Holy Spirit capturing the essence of living in Truth. I believe God calls us to be proactive in leading a life of patience, hard work and service for the sinners of the world to show them faith, compassion and joy for serving the LORD in Truth.

By our example of living the Gospel we will see a difference being made by the charity we share with our communities and we instill the passion of dreaming of a safer place to live, work and play in our towns and surroundings. Jesus found that His own hometown didn’t embrace His message of faith, hope, charity and love but He took His message of love to the world to be embraced by humanity. Even if your own hometown people doesn’t embrace your commitment to sharing the Gospel of Christ Jesus, there are countless towns and people who will embrace the Truth you share to create passion for living the Word of God. Loving your love of Christ requires you to seek the lost, the hungry and the lonely and rescue them from a society filled with selfishness, deceit and sin. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for justice from a faithless people. We pray we will be given the strength to work for Your Son’s Truth in all we do. Teach us to be humble, proactive and faithful to serve only Your desires for all humanity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

A Sinless Life to Lead

Embrace your passion
Hold on to your Truth
Respect your Master
His Glory to prove

He will cure your illness
He will set your mind free
His love is forever Eternal
Redemption from sin to be

Power over life and death
An example of prosperity
Nailed to a Cross to prove
A sinless life to lead

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 28, 2011 @ 5:27 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-29-2011

They walked about in the flames, singing to God and blessing the Lord. Daniel 3:24

Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18: 21b-22

Daniel 3:25, 34-43, Psalm 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 & Matthew 18:21-35

As a nation, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered all to fall down and worship the golden statue when the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments played. Clinging steadfast to the LORD of LORD’s, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego chose not to comply and the people said, “There are certain Jews whom you have made administrators of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego; these men, O king, have paid no attention to you; they will not serve your god or worship the golden statue which you set up.” Daniel 3:12 The king became furious and ordered the furnace to be heated seven times its normal temperature thinking there will be no way they will survive but the king learned our LORD will rescue the faithful at heart and the three walked about the flames “singing to God and blessing the Lord.”

Here we witness a true surrender to the LORD’s Truth in all things. These three men believed with all their heart the LORD would save them. But their trust in the LORD went even further for they were willing to be burned up instead of worshipping a false God. So strong is one’s surrender to God we should even forgive those who sin against us seventy-seven times as Jesus would teach His disciples here in Matthew. The beautiful thing about the LORD Jesus Christ is His love and compassion for humanity and His ability to forgive even the people who nailed Him to His Cross. Yes, His Cross, for it was He Who surrendered to us by His coming to the world and giving Himself totally for the forgiveness of sins. He gave Himself freely without reservation to prove how much He loved us. In your love of loving Christ, we must give ourselves totally without leaving one doubt to freely live in a surrender no matter the consequences or circumstances because our life will be totally consumed by Him. Forgive as we have been forgiven. Amen. 4:44 AM EST

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we pray today for wisdom and strength to forgive as many times as is necessary to live in a complete surrender to Your Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Your Father Will Allow You a Deeper Love to Know

No idol statue would they worship
They chose to walk in a hot furnace
Dancing and singing praising the LORD
A dramatic rescue God did furnish

Peter asked how many times he should forgive
A brother who sins against his holy will
Seven times seemed the number to live
Seven times seventy-seven was Christ’s lid

Settle your accounts with compassion in your soul
Take not what forgiveness and honor will sow
Your Father will allow you a deeper love to know
In your heart His forgiveness rightfully must show

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 29, 2011 @ 4:54 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-30-2011

Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 & Matthew 5:17-19

Do you believe the message of God is a apart of you? God wants us to be more than just His believers, He wants us all to walk, talk and live the message of His Son’s Truth in everything we do. The Son of God was sent by the Father so that we may have Eternal Life because of Him and we must feed on and teach His Truth to have Eternal Life in heaven. “Just as the living Father sent Me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on Me will have life because of me.” John 6:57

The teaching of God’s Commandments and living the Truth set forth by the Son of God should be shared by all believers to anyone and everyone you encounter. There should be nothing you do that does not represent or give testimony to the Living God within you. Obviously, we should be teaching our children to walk with the LORD but He expects us to be a people who praise and worship Him through our everyday life and encounters with people by teaching and proclaiming the Living Word of God to anyone, anytime and anyplace. By loving your love of Christ you are not ashamed of walking the walk and talking the talk of Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to always obey Your Word and teach the Truth to everyone we encounter. May we represent and live Your Will in every encounter we accomplish for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

A Teacher of Truth to Witness of Me

To kill the law is not Me
To fulfill law is to Be
A change of heart to see
To abolish the law of greed

I came to share this Truth
No man enters heaven can choose
To live his life of sin’s noose
Sustain a life of Me as proof

To obey the commandments of He
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit to see
His Kingdom of Eternal life for thee
A teacher of Truth to witness of Me

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 30, 2011 @ 5:14 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-31-2011

Say to them: This is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech. Jeremiah 7:28

Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters. Luke 11:23
Jeremiah 7:23-28, Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 & Luke 11:14-23

Many of us awake each day and wonder if the LORD will place His wrath in our midst because of the selfish acts of sin we see occurring everywhere in our country as well as the world. Jeremiah warned his countrymen of the impending doom of worshipping false idols and his message has a profound impact on our everyday life today. Most would agree that “this is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the Word itself is banished from their speech.” Jeremiah 7:28 It seems at times the false idols of today’s world are as numerous as the stars in the sky by the way mankind has placed its faith in turning to selfish acts of sin. The United States of America is no different and we as Christians must remain steadfast in our commitment to practice, pray and preach the Truth to the world. Amen.

Jesus had just taught the Disciples the LORD’s prayer and was teaching them to “ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10 Jesus then warns them by discerning their hearts when seeking a sign from Him from heaven saying, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. But if it is by the finger of God that (I) drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Luke 11:17-18,20

The Kingdom of God had come upon them and many still did not believe. Instead they ended up nailing our LORD to a Cross to overcome the fear they had not realizing it was by His own choice that He was Crucified for the sins of the world. As a people we need to seek refuge in the LORD for all aspects of our lives and our country. We do this by seeking others in the LORD such as I did last night where I attended a new monthly event called “Refuge” where people of faith come together to pray, witness and sing psalms of thanksgiving to our God. I met people of all walks of life who want nothing more than to gather with friends to praise and sing to the LORD and seek refuge in His Truth. I was encouraged to see all ages there last night and I prayed with a man who helped me find peace in a personal family situation regarding my daughter. If anyone is interested in attending this monthly meeting with us next month, please let me know. In loving our love of Christ we must seek refuge in the LORD by gathering together often living the Word of God in all things. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and my God, today I pray for Andy D. who is seeking employment LORD to care for his wife and baby. I pray for all the people who attended Refuge last night that we may live the Will of You Father in all things. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Gather Often with Friends of His

Listen to His voice

Dwelling in your soul

Harden not your heart

Peace in Christ to know

Drive out demons in His Way

Knowing His Truth to trust

No house to lay in waste

Built on a Rock of Salvation’s base

People who dwell in darkness and sin

Scattered like chaff in the wind

Gather often with friends of His

His Truth allows us to gain freedom to win

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 31, 2011 @ 6:13 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-1-2011

Let him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know them. Straight are the paths of the LORD, in them the just walk, but sinners stumble in them. Hosea 14:10

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

Hosea 14:2-10, Psalm 81 & Mark 12:28-34

I have witnessed many a sinner stumble in the LORD’s Truth by their selfish acts of sin garnishing loss jobs, sickness and death. By your understanding of living for the Truth of God, you will garnish grace and witness a transformation of your life by this complete surrender to God’s Will. A marriage so to speak as the Prophet Hosea expressed in his writings to those who believe by not worshiping false idols. God constantly reminds us that He will open His Arms of Mercy and forgiveness to those who stray from the path of righteousness by an earnest desire to repent and follow the straight paths of the LORD’s decrees. “I will heal their defection, I will love them freely; for My wrath is turned away from them.” Hosea 14:5

Jesus is asked by one of the scribes, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” The LORD knew he was a devout man full of the Spirit as He replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 How many of us fail to live this in choosing to seek false satisfaction in lust, sex or money instead of turning to the LORD with all your heart, mind and soul? How many of us fail to reach out to a neighbor in need? How can we know what our neighbor needs unless we reach out and share Christ’s Truth with them by our actions of faith, charity and love? Seek to share your love of loving Christ Jesus by giving your all to living these first two commandments. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, today we pray for people to reach out and touch their neighbors with the kindness You LORD instill in our hearts, minds and souls. May we be an example of Your Son’s Truth to accomplish acts of mercy, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Hand Would Bear the Commitment Scar

A scribe asked Jesus this question
What is the greatest commandment to live?
Jesus said to love the Father above all
Using a complete surrender of peace to give

Going further knowing his heart and mind
Jesus gave us the desire to share
Love and affection with every neighbor
As we love our self with no room to spare

Your understanding is complete
My Father’s Kingdom is not far
From your heart knowing His Truth
His hand would bear the commitment scar

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 1, 2011 @ 5:29 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-2-2011

Poem: His Redemption Never Faulted

For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than holocausts. Hosea 6:6

But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ Luke 18:13
Hosea 6:1-6, Psalm 51 & Luke 18:9-14

There is so much confusion and hatred in a world created by God to bring an eternity of joy and love. Hosea reminds us today we can return to the LORD and receive His compassion of forgiveness but we must do it on our own remaining in the confidence and surrender to a Life of Christ for the Will of God. Preordained and living the Will of God was something I heard a Holy Man say a lot in a Russian movie we watched last night called The Island. Each of us has a preordained life to lead in living the Will of God.

There will be a time when the Wrath of God will come upon those who live a life of denial of the LORD’s Truth in living for themselves seeking only selfish desires of the flesh lacking a true commitment to faith, charity and love. But it is only love God desires accomplishing acts of mercy through living His Word obtaining your calling and by living His Truth we will all remain confident His Wrath will wash over us like mist on an early morning walk keeping us frightened of His Power remaining committed to living in obedience to His Will. We will see His Wrath destroy the ungrateful and restore us in His Kingdom of Love.

I eagerly await each morning when I can sit alone with God reading His Word listening to His Holy Spirit move my fingers as my heart and soul seeks to write His Truth. The beating of the keys on the keyboard ring in my ear as I think about how a man’s movie about God’s faith, love and redemption gives humanity His Salvation. Today Jesus tells us how sinners are welcomed into the Kingdom of God by their earnest repentance through a “parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” Luke 18:9 We must look upon the world with obedience to is Word recognizing we are sinners in a humanity full of His compassion and love.

A friend once sent me a text which said, “LORD Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner,” I have thought a lot about lately. I watched man admit this in this movie and how this Holy Man’s guilt of killing someone else to save his own life preordained him to live as a Monk filled with wisdom, satire and repentance. He often would repeat to himself he was unworthy of his abilities for in his heart and soul he was lowly killer who slept on coal and dirt never accepting the comforts of life we take for granted everyday of our lives. There will always be people around you who will judge you in silence yet it is God Who wants you to admit in public you are just a lowly sinner who has earned Redemption by your admission of living in sin and an earnest desire to repent. By loving our love of Christ we are all called to be a people who are sorry for their sins desiring to live a life of repentance. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, today we pray we have the courage as a people to admit our sins and live a life of repentance. We pray for Jose Forquet as he leads an Emmaus Team in Chicago. May Your Truth guide us all to live for Your Glory LORD. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Redemption Never Faulted

His love should guide you
To admit your sin in Truth
Living a life of repentance
Sowing the Word to use

Those of you who judge
People of all kinds
Will fall into pits
Of Satan’s evil spine

Beat on your chest and say
LORD have mercy on me a sinner
Humble forgiveness forever exalted
His Redemption never faulted

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 2, 2011 @ 6:03 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-3-2011

For you were once darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord. Live as children of Light, for Light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and Truth. Ephesians 5:8-9

While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does His will, He listens to him. John 9:31

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14 & John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

There comes a time in everyone’s life that we become anointed with the LORD’s Truth and are willing and ready to accept His call to become a disciple of His Son Christ Jesus. When David was anointed with oil by Samuel, his life was transformed to become the LORD’s servant and nothing would stand in his way in serving the LORD. “Then Samuel, with the horn of oil in hand, anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and from that day on, the spirit of the LORD rushed upon David.” 1 Samuel 16:13 The biggest challenge of his life would soon change him forever as he became so confidant in the LORD he went up against the biggest and meanest Philistine named Goliath with only a stone and a sling embedding the stone in his brow and cutting his head off with Goliath’s own sword. When you come up against a challenge in your life, take steps to be prepared by your practice, prayer and proclamation and the LORD will guide you to success even if you fail.

I know what many of you may be thinking: “How can we succeed if we fail?” Because the LORD’s Truth in His Son will guide you to become filled with the LIGHT of Christ where everything will become visible and failures will seem only as important as the emphasis you place on the failure in your life. Once I became jobless, carless and homeless living on the streets in Gainesville filled with spite, hatred and sin but it was through this experience that I have become His Anointed to accomplish His Will and accepting all as God’s Divine Plan for me. I was lost but now I am found in His Light of Truth guided by His Son’s amazing Love. Paul reminds us to “try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the Light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is Light. Therefore, it says: ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’” Ephesians 5:10-14

Christ will open the eyes of anyone who takes the steps to become one with His Truth by reading His Word, praying unceasingly over everything and living to proclaim the Truth to people you know and people you don’t know. There becomes a confidence much like that of David when we accept His Light and open our eyes to Glorifying the LORD in all things. When did Christ open your eyes and allow you to see all you do as His Will? Was it in a church service or on the streets living homeless and misguided? What have you done about it since your eyes were open? Do you seek to live acts of charity? Can you be a mentor to a child in your neighborhood? I often ask kids to help me with yard work to share the LORD’s truth with them.

Yesterday, I asked a neighborhood boy to help me mow a lawn. Before we started I told how important it was to give thanks to the LORD for everything and we prayed before we started work. As I do when I do lawn work, I listen to worship music and standing the middle of the yard I was taken by the Spirit to lifting my hands and praising Him at the top of my lungs. Unknown to me, my neighborhood helper was watching me from behind. He approached and tapped me on my shoulder and asked, “what are you listening to?” I replied, “Every Breath I Take” by Gateway Worship. The LORD has opened my eyes to live in a surrender to loving my love of Christ to Glorify the LORD in all things. Amen.” Looking directly at him I began singing, “From the depths of my soul, LORD I want You to know that this life that I live is for You. Every breath LORD, all that I am, I want my life to bring You glory. Every moment, with all that I have. I want my life to give You gloryyyyyyyyyy. LORD You’re so amazing to me. Forever, I surrender. Forever, I surrender.”

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for the Emmaus Team in Chicago. We pray we always seek the Light of Truth given to us by Your Son. May He open our eyes and restore our sight to see by our faith, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Father on Knees

A man wished to see
Blind from birth
Jesus drew near
Anointed his eyes with spit and dirt

Go wash them clean
His eyes opened to see
His first sight was Truth
Christ in the Flesh was He

I Am the world
I Am the Light
Only by Me
Can one see the Father’s right

The Son of Man
Do you believe you can see?
Glorify Him
The Father on knees

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 3, 2011 @ 6:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-4-2011

Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. John 4:50

Isaiah 65:17-21, Psalm 30 & John 4:43-54

We all enjoy a gift given to us freely by our confession of sinful ways providing all the chance to repent and confess with our mouths Jesus is the Son of the Living God. When we become in touch with the Living God He will teach us to follow His Way of faith, charity and love. Isaiah shares with us the Truth of a Savior who brings hope to our lives to accomplish His Will in Truth and in Deed. You can become in touch with His grace through daily reading of your Bible, prayer and proclamation. Choose a time every day and sit with the LORD to listen to His directions. Keep a writing tablet near by to pen any thoughts that come to mind. Listen in silence and pray the Our Father and He will teach you. The LORD may not teach you in your time but He will teach you in His time.

By sitting in silence you can learn to discover what God has in store for you. The Royal Official who sought Jesus out to heal his dying son learned to believe by his faith knowing Jesus would heal his son from afar. On the way home his slaves met him and told him his son was recovering and had taken a turn for the better at the same time Jesus said, “You may go; your son will live.” A healing occurred from a distance by his faith and your healing can occur too by your faith in the One and Only Son of God Who can eliminate any illness or trouble by our trust in His Truth. Take the time each day to get in touch with Jesus through practice, prayer and proclaiming and your love of loving the Son will guide you to become even closer to His Truth and thus live His Will completely. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to believe always Your Son will guide us to live in Truth by our faith and our works. May we be a people who loves living to accomplish Your Will for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Repenting Never Quit- Psalm 30

Cry to Him
Healing is near
From your belief
Guidance so dear

His anger fades
Grace never ceases
Nighttime of prayer
Daytime of releases

Anger will stop
Love will commit
Life in thanksgiving
Repenting never quit

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 4, 2011 @ 5:41 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-5-2011

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Who says: “Be still and confess that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” Psalm 46:2, 11

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12, Psalm 46 & John 5:1-16

The father of Judaism many a scholar has said was the Prophet Ezekiel who described the wonders of the LORD’s majestic abilities in creating a New Jerusalem that would provide every kind of food allowing the humanity to experience a New Covenant brought to us ultimately by the birth, life and death of Christ Jesus. He points out in his prophesy that God is in control of everything and His wondrous deeds are motivated by the zeal of His Holy Name while reminding us the new heart of man is the work of God and not the work of humans.

Psalm 46 has special meanings for those of us who have surrendered to a life of Christ for the Glory of God the Father in these times when the world seems to be experiencing natural acts of disaster worldwide with earthquakes and tsunamis shaking the earth and washing it clean. The Psalmist details this by writing, “Though nations rage and kingdoms totter, God’s voice thunders and the earth trembles. The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob.” Psalm 46:7-8 Just as Jesus experienced persecution from evil men, we too will experience all kinds of persecutions from those who believe there isn’t a God in control of all yet we hold fast to our love of loving the One and True God of life no matte what is happening to the world around us. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for guidance when the earth trembles and the seas rage to always place our trust in You LORD and to be steadfast in prayer for all humanity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Confess Your Security

Strength of wonder
Strength of all
Strength of love
Strength to call

Benefit of distress
Benefit of worry
Benefit of ugliness
Benefit of jury

Refuge in trouble
Refuge in love
Refuge in fear
Refuge from above

Confess I Am God
Confess to see
Confess the wonders
Confess your Security

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 5, 2011 @ 5:55 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-6-2011

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. Isaiah 49:15

And He gave Him power to exercise judgment, because He is the Son of Man. John 5:27

Isaiah 49:8-15, Psalm 145 & John 5:17-30

Do you believe in destiny? Do you believe the LORD has predetermined your fate to accomplish His Will in everything you do? If you do, then you believe He will never forsake you but lift you and protect you from all harm as a mother would protect her own by the strength He has in every aspect of your life. In His time, the LORD “comforts His people and shows mercy to His afflicted” guiding us to come out of darkness and proclaim thanksgiving for the Glory of God the Father. Never be afraid God does not hear your prayer in your time for it is during these times the LORD needs you to be even more prayerful taking steps to fast often and complete works of charity to receive deep personal instruction. In giving to the less fortunate, the LORD will give you guidance to accomplish His Will in every aspect of your life. Are you ready and willing to follow His Will to accomplish His Glory no matter the cost or sacrifice?

Jesus tells us He has come in the Name of the Father to accomplish His Will to restore life to the afflicted and guide humanity to eternal life. I have learned to place myself there in Jesus time and listen to the Pharisees complain about His Work on the Sabbath to complete my understanding of their need to kill Him and fulfill without knowledge the destiny of God’s Plan for Humanity. Jesus was given authority to exercise His Judgment because He is the Son of Man and for all who listen to His words and act upon them will have Eternal Life. “Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to his Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes in the One Who sent Me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.” John 5: 22-24 BY loving your love of Christ you have passed from death to life and will proclaim the Glory of God through practice (reading you Bible daily), your unceasing prayer and your proclamation of His written Truth. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today we always have the strength to accomplish Your Will Father by repenting of sinful acts of disrespect and to seek Your Divine Instruction by our faith, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Will I am Living

The work of Me
Is the Father to see
Walk in my Light
Eternal Life of feed

My Father is doing
The Work I do
Not a stone unturned
Guided by His Truth

He has shown me
All My work to know
His Power My Fortress
Greater Works to show

The dead will have life
Eternal freedom from sin
Judgment is Mine says the LORD
Honor My Son to forever win

Belief in My Words
Eternally given
Void of condemnation
His Will I am living

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 6, 2011 @ 5:04 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-7-2011

I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept Me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him. John 5:43

Exodus 32:7-14, Psalm 106 & John 5:31-47

I am reminded today of the lack of faith the people of the world exhibit in such a short time when things begin to happen they think God should correct. Moses experienced it in the desert when he led the people out of the bondage in Egypt and soon began worshiping a golden calf. The LORD said to Moses, “They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, ‘This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” Exodus 32:8 Moses asked the LORD to withhold His Wrath on the people and God gave Moses the 10 Commandments on a tablet to give to them but Moses became upset when he found them dancing and carrying on around the molten calf and threw down the tablets breaking them. Ultimately, the LORD had Moses remake the tablets and inscribed as the first commandment, “You shall not worship any other god, for the LORD is ‘the Jealous One’; a jealous God is He. and You shall not make for yourselves molten gods.” Exodus 34:14, 17

God’s Plan for Humanity was predestined to include forgiveness from sin by Him coming to the world in the flesh as Jesus Christ to Redeem mankind but even His amazing works of miracles and healings did not completely convince everyone even to this day. Time and time again the world’s followers of Jesus Christ have proven His Love overcomes all obstacles yet many still cry out to false gods worshipping everything from booze to money or false prophets of government leaders. Christ Himself proclaimed He has come in the Name of the Father yet many did not believe Him because they did not have the Word of God in them. “Moreover, the Father who sent Me has testified on My behalf. But you have never heard His voice nor seen His form, and you do not have His word remaining in you, because you do not believe in the One Whom He has sent.” John 5:37-38 As I have said before, I believe the Wrath of God is real and He will punish those who adamantly deny God’s Salvation by not accepting Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior. It is up to us as followers of His Truth to share the Good News with weak and strong alike. Love your love of Christ and share His Good News. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for all people who have not found the Truth to live by that we LORD may be Your eyes and feet to share the Good News Your Son gave us to have Eternal Life. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Son’s Redemption Will Save

He speaks for Him
His Word a guide to begin
The Truth of knowledge to know
Confidence of His love will show

No human word can be
An understanding for the world to see
Only God’s Word can guide
Humanity to overcome its selfish pride

Accept the Love of God within you
His compassionate grace to mind
His Son’s Redemption will save
Mankind’s selfish ways

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 7, 2011 @ 5:37 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-8-2011

And they knew not the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense of holiness nor discern the innocent souls’ reward. Wisdom 2:22

Whoever chooses to do His will shall know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own. Whoever speaks on his own seeks his own glory, but whoever seeks the glory of the One who sent him is truthful, and there is no wrong in him. John 7: 17-18

Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22, Psalm 34 & John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Where and when does one finally understand the importance of seeking the counsel of God by practice, praying and proclamation? Did you find it in the streets of loneliness looking for a thrill? Did you find it in the bars of strip clubs seeking to ruin your marriage? Did you find it in the bedroom with a man or woman you knew didn’t love you? We seek hidden thrills of life yet fail to recognize the Truth to accomplish the Will of God because we are too busy seeking the pleasures of life. The LORD wants us to know His Holiness and reap the innocent soul’s reward by seeking His hidden counsels in reading you Bible daily, praying unceasingly and sharing His Son’s Good News with anyone, anywhere at anytime. There is a wisdom we receive allowing us to be steadfast in His love by our practice, prayer and proclamation. Amen.

In John today we learn how the people of Galilee began debating if Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Holy One of God as Jesus Himself remained hidden until He decided to teach once again in the Temple area. His teaching astounded many because He taught with Authority as a Rabbi does because they are taught by one another yet Jesus had not been taught by anyone but God Himself. “The Jews were amazed and said, “How does He know scripture without having studied?” Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not My own but is from the One Who sent Me.” John 7: 15-16 I have learned the importance of seeking the Glory of the Father by my love of doing His Will to accomplish in me works of faith, charity and love. When we learn to empty ourselves and fill our days with His guidance and glory, we learn to live in surrender to His Truth by loving our love of Christ for the Glory of God. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today for the strength to remain silent during our Silent Ignatius retreat this weekend. I ask for Your mercy to hear Your instruction and be guided by Your Holy Spirit to enlighten my heart, mind and soul for the Glory of You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Death of Sins for All of You- John 7

To Galilee He went
To attend the Feast
The Tabernacle was set
The future place retreat

In secret He had gone
Only His Word He shared
Openly He sought to give
His Father’s love prepared

Many thought He was Truth
Some thought He was a lie
Did the authorities know He was Christ?
Even as He was prepared to die

You must know My Father
For life to be given anew
Sent from Heaven above
Death of sins for all of you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 8, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-9-2011

This is truly the Prophet. Others said, “This is the Christ.” John 7:40-41

Therefore, thus says the LORD: See, I bring upon them misfortune which they cannot escape. Though they cry out to me, I will not listen to them. Jeremiah 11:11

Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22, Psalm 34 & John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

There’s an escape of joy when one can close their eyes and imagine being in the crowd where Jesus is teaching and listening to His eloquent manners and soothing voice. I often sit back and close my eyes and listen to His voice speaking as I read His words of faith, charity and love. My mind tingles and my heart will glow as the sounds of His Magnificence instructs my soul to accomplish His Will. Just close your eyes after reading the daily verses and imagine the feeling of knowing Him and trusting Him even more when people mislead you and lead you to sin.

The LORD will open His Arms of Forgiveness and soothe your aching soul by your repenting attitude and action. Those who come and go will earn their just reward by being unfaithful and on the fence when deciding to a complete surrender. The LORD of all wants all of you! He wants your gratitude and your commitment to share His Son’s Redemption. Let us love our love of Christ in all situations sharing soothing forgiveness to anyone we meet. Share His love today with a stranger or that friend at work needing a permanent fix; Jesus Christ! Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for patience as my wife and I attend a weekend silent Ignatius retreat. Give us the aitence to be silent in sound yet open in heart and soul. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Love Proving Forgiveness Mark


You know His way to satisfaction
Voide of sin and distraction
His love will prove Redemption
Truth full of poetic life-sustaining action

Your trust of others may show
A slaughter of grace to know
His Way is the Way of Life
Nail piercing redemptive right

He will search your mind and heart
His love proving forgiveness mark
Embellishing your soul to start
Surrender to Christ’s life-giving art

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 9, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-10-2011

I will put My Spirit in you that you may live. Ezekiel 37:14a

Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. Romans 8:9e
And Jesus wept. John 11:35

Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40

Ezekiel 37:12-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:8-11 & John 11:1-45

I begin today with an apology because I am so late today sending my study. I know, many of you have already been to “service” today soaking in the Word or relishing the Mass or both of course. This weekend lead me to a silent Ignatius Retreat called Magis. In many ways it was a magical weekend full of silent one-on-one contemplation with the LORD where I wrote and encountered Jesus and the Holy Spirit but I learned it’s hard to stay absolutely silent when the world is beckoning at your door. Magis means more in Latin. The ability to give more yet expect less. Yes, less is more in charity and love. This was my first real silent retreat but indeed it will not be my last. St. Ignatius of Loyola went from a mean fighter to seeking sainthood after 30 years of roughneck carousing. Many of us can attest to seemingly waiting until we are older to give it all to the LORD but Ignatius’ all lead him to writing an amazing insight of prayers that ultimately has given many people the opportunity to be in communion with God.

This amazing saint broke down praying and giving it all to the LORD through a step-by-step process. Yes, I’m sure there are many types of prayers in the world but if you want to get in communion with God his writings will change the way you view giving your all to the LORD. He recognized the need to surrender to the LORD every moment of every day. Each little thing by examining your conscious to allowing the Blood of Christ to drip on your sin itself. There is so much to seek when you consecrate yourself to living a life of Christ in your thoughts, in your conscious and your deeds. The retreat will allow you to withdraw and contemplate God’s Will and discern Christ’s call for more- more of us in giving the world faith, charity and love taking on the reality of Christ in day-to-day to nourish the Spirit. I will describe this nourishment as more than a surrender, a communion with the Trinity of God in all things; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is no coincidence the study today was being One in the Spirit as Paul so eloquently wrote, it’s learning to conduct all affairs in the Spirit of God that gives us strength, courage and love of living the Gospel for the greater Glory of God. Amen.

Today’s Gospel message in John 11 Jesus shows us a side we are sure that’s there but not displayed often. He went to a Cross without crying or stammering or begging for His life. He accepted His task as God’s Will while being in pain from whips and chains to having His hands and feet nailed to our Cross; our Cross of Salvation. He lead by example and His example gives us guidance to accept the LORD’s Will establishing in us a desire to be His messenger of sharing His Redemption. The Bible tells us Jesus cried when hearing of the death of His friend Lazarus. His reaction is one of His humanistic quality but His Majestic Power raised Lazarus to show He was the Christ, the living Son of God. He paved the way for giving more while receiving less and He gave His life to prove it. When you can give your life of more self to loving your love of Christ you can experience less worries and live in a complete confidence of His Truth to guide your every moment of living. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for Your Will to accomplish Magis in our lives for the greater Glory of God. My wife and I pray especially for the new found friends who taught us how to embrace a Christian Life Community in everything we do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Magis

In silence I learned
A word in Latin to yearn
Magis is the word
Meaning more to be heard

Acquire this surrender
A life of Christ to see
Where more is less
Less is everything to be

Where all senses seek
His creation to respect
The world is a gift
Treat Her with no regret

Empty yourself of sin
Asking to give more and win
Redemption when we fall
God’s Son Eternal Call

Incarnation from self
Mary’s worry she shelved

We too must find
God’s love in the Divine

Two standards we learned

Good and evil to discern
A battlefield of sin
Christ’s standard will win
Now it’s time to discern
Open our hearts to learn
God will overwhelm our soul
True freedom to forever show
Take on His Passion
Live to testify rejecting sin
His suffering in others

His Cross of death turned Eternal Life to win

We live in contemplation
We abandon our life for Him

Allow God to take control
Christ’s reflection in the wind

We are the church

We live and believe to see
His Spirit guiding us all
To teach humanity One Body His decree

His community was set
On the Cross He did bleed
Cleansing all to witness
His eternal life for you and me
Our Magis retreat is over
More is less to fulfill
Christ’s call to conversion
Ignatius life to live His will

Thomas Joe Cruz Wiggins April 10, 2011 @ 9:57 AM EST Casa de San Juan, Miami, Beach, Fl

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-11-2011

O eternal God, you know what is hidden and are aware of all things before they come to be. Daniel 13:42

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. John 8:7c

Daniel 13, Psalm 23 & John 8:1-11

The sin of lust and greed has affected humanity since the day of Adam and Eve. Daniel describes the events leading up to the accusation of Susanna the wife of Joakim who by description was “a very beautiful and God-fearing woman.” Susanna would take walks daily in her garden where two elders who were also judges began to notice her and failed to “look to heaven” and began to lust after her. It seems that every day the two would watch her from afar until one day while she was bathing in her garden the two came down and plotted to bribe her to have a relation with them.

Being of God-fearing stature, Susanna refused and screamed aloud. When the elders came the following day to put her to death. “Through tears she looked up to heaven, for she trusted in the Lord wholeheartedly,” and after being accused Daniel stated he would not be associated with the killing of an innocent woman and asked to question the two knowing they were lying. He proved they were providing false witness against her and they both received what she would have received if Daniel hadn’t proved her innocence; death. In trusting the LORD, we must endure the lies of evil people who seek to accomplish lustful acts of sin but we will be vindicated by the Truth of God in our hearts.

Jesus is brought an adulteress woman who the Pharisees accuse of having an affair. They stood her in the middle saying, “Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” John 8:5 Jesus kneeled down and began to write on the ground with his finger representing a passage of Jeremiah that states, “Those who turn away from Thee shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Fountain of Living Water.” Jeremiah 17:13 Jesus knowing these Pharisees were not without sin and were forsaking the Son of God replied with, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” One by one they walked away leaving her alone with Jesus where His forgiveness is bestowed upon her and she is told not to sin any more. When we love our love of Christ, we are forgiven and should seek His Truth in His Word and by prayer and proclamation and attempt to live without sin to accomplish the Glory of God. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we always bear true witness to our brothers and sisters and seek forgiveness by repenting daily through studying Your Word. We pray all of this in the Name of Jesus Christ, our LORD. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Living Waters Flowed to Prove

A woman was lead before Him
She was accused of being untrue
Her life of adulteress living
Led her to Christ Who foreknew

Jesus foreknew her accusers were sinners
Throw the first rock if you live in truth
One-by-one they left her
Not a one had lived sinless by proof

Jesus asked where are your accusers
Writing upon the ground to move
The souls of many who trust Him
The Living Waters flowed to prove

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 11, 2011 @ 6:39 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-12-2011

We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you. Numbers 21:7b

That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins. John 8:24

Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 102 & John 8:21-30

People have been complaining about our LORD from the beginning of time. “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food
!” Number 21:5 Moses had delivered them from slavery yet they were still whining. We hear people whine everyday about everything from jobs to spouses but it is our trust in God even when times are tough that we should get down on our knees and thank the LORD for life and the ability to praise Him. God’s Wrath is an eternal damnation for living a life of unfaithful sin of unrighteousness. We don’t like to talk about His Wrath but it is real as the Truth His Son brought to the world. Either you believe in His Wrath or one day you will experience first hand.

Jesus knew unbelievers would experience the Wrath of His Father and spoke of it often. Here in John 8 Jesus explains He has much to say about being condemned for not believing in the Father or Jesus saying, “I have much to say about you in condemnation. But the one Who sent Me is True, and what I heard from Him I tell the world.” John 8:26 Obviously Jesus knew His Father would allow those who do not believe to die in their own self fulfilling prophesies and come to taste death without knowing the Eternal Life and Truth of Christ Jesus. “That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24 We live in His Protection by our love of loving Jesus and we are commanded to share His Truth with the world. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I continue my prayers for Jhaysonn and his healing. Today we pray for courage to be a people of thanksgiving in good times and in bad. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Father Taught Me What to Say

Far away to the Light I will go
Where only the Truth can be seen
To follow His Truth you must show
Love for the Father and of Me

The depths of fire you will see
As I ascend to the heights to Be
Seated at His Right Hand to judge
By every Word written by His decree

This world is where you belong
It is not where I will stay
Unless you believe that I AM
My Father’s Wrath will be your pay

You must lift up the Son of Man
To share in His Eternal Glory
The Father taught Me what to say
His Word is not the end of the story

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 12, 2011 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-13-2011

If you remain in My word, you will truly be My disciples, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” John 8: 31b-32

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95, Daniel 3: 52-55 & John 8:31-42

Today we return to Daniel’s story of the servants of King Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who would not deny knowing their God or worship any other idol in replace of our God. When we remain steadfast in our worship to the One and True God, He abundantly blesses us with blessings beyond our wildest imaginations just as He blessed the the servants of the King who were blessed with life in the midst of fire. This fire is burning up people everywhere who do not show their love and respect for His Word, His decrees and His Son’s Truth. The fire can be anything we use in a life of sin; hatred, blasphemy, sexual misconduct, excessive self-esteem, lying, murder, drugs and alcohol, a wicked heart who plots evil against their fellow man, mischief of any kind, deceitful witness and so on.

Jesus tells the Jews to remain in His Word and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free. Free from a life of sin and selfishness abiding in the love of Christ to accomplish the Will of the Father for His Glory. There is a freedom that comes from taking the time everyday to read the Word of God and contemplate His guidance in your life. It’s important to note that true contemplation I learned in my retreat last weekend is to abandon everything when you are praying and look for God to guide you to His Will by listening and writing down the feelings you encounter when letting go and being with God. Contemplation is not meditation or reflection but a complete surrender to God’s Truth allowing His grace to work the miracles in every aspect of your life from your marriage to work to acts of charity- His Truth in His Will for you will set you free. Loving your love of Christ will set you free! Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to always be true disciples of yuour love and Truth allowing others to experience Your Freedom. We pray today for my sister Theresa who celebrates a birthday today. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Allow God to be Your Need

In His Word find comfort

In His Word find peace

In His Word find forgiveness

In His Word find release

His Truth honors the Father

His Truth honors His love

His Truth honors His charity

His Truth honors miracles from above

Be not a slave of sin

Be not a slave of conceit

Be not a slave of the devil

Be not a slave of retreat

Allow God to be your Father

Allow God to be your feet

Allow God to be your Heart

Allow God to be your need

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 13, 2011 @ 5:49 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-14-2011

On your part, you and your descendants after you must keep my covenant throughout the ages. Genesis 17:9

If I glorify Myself, My glory is worth nothing; but it is My Father Who glorifies Me, of Whom you say, He is our God. John 8:54

Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105 & John 8:51-59

The LORD makes a covenant with Abram and promises him as long as he and his descendants will worship God and God alone, he would make his offspring the kings of the world and they will possess all the land of Canaan. The LORD said Abram would now be called Abraham because of this covenant and God would bless him for his obedience. God expects us to be obedient to His Word and when we are not His graces will be absent from our lives. When our obedience slips, His graces become like the wind blowing in our faces yet we cannot see them. It is only when we live our lives in faith, charity and love by our practice, prayer and proclamation will we receive His graces of divine guidance. We will recognize everything we do as the winds of His presence and our lives will be filled with His Will.

Jesus explains to the Jews as we finish Chapter 8 of the Gospel of John that He was present when His Father established the covenant of Abram to be known as Abraham by all the faithful. Of course they did not understand this and began to think He was crazy and blasphemous. He again tells them all they would not taste death if they keep His Word. “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps My Word will never see death.” John 8:51 He further explains that He did not come to glorify Himself but to give all glory to His Father Who glorifies His Son and sent Him to establish the New Covenant of love to bring peace and forgiveness to the world. I’m sure it must have been hard to believe for the Jews that Jesus was present when God made His covenant with Abraham but through faith and trust we all can be obedient to loving our love of Christ Who takes away the sin of the world. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we will always Glorify You in all things living to accomplish Your Will for all Eternity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

My Father’s Will My True Call

Death will be void
If you know My Word
Seeking Truth in living
Soaring the skies like a bird

I AM greater than Abraham
His life was Mine to lead
He rejoiced for Our love
The Father’s joy he received

My Father sent me to prove
His love for Me and you
I will die for the sins of all
My Father’s Will My true call

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 14, 2011 @ 5:47 AM EST

Wig’s Word oof God Today 4-15-2011

Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD, For He has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked! Jeremiah 20:13

If I do not perform My Father’s works, do not believe Me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may realize (and understand) that the Father is in Me and I am in the Father. John 10:37-38

Jeremiah 20:10-13, Psalm 18 & John 10:31-42

Today there is a theme of trusting in God’s Will to overcome any and all obstacles including the injustices of people who do not understand the message he shares from the LORD. I met such a man yesterday as I journeyed to my ESOL class in North Miami. He was sitting on a curb slumped over at a gas station/ McDonalds. I approached him without him noticing and I bent down and asked him if I could buy him a hamburger. He slowly raised his head peering at me through eyes of emerald green with a long beard and mustache smiling and said, “I don’t like hamburgers but I sure would like a fish sandwich.” “My friend, ” I replied, “Yes sir, a fish sandwich it is, Would you like something to drink and some fries?” His smile grew wider and he said, “I’m craving a Coca-Cola.” “Yes sir,” I replied, ” I’ll have you some supper in just a bit.” As I walked off to enter the store he said after me, “I didn’t ask you for a thing but the LORD sent me an Angel today to feed me.”

I came back out with a fish sandwich and a Coca-Cola and he was still in the same place. I stepped off the curb and sat down next to him and extended my hand stating, my name is Thomas, what’s yours?” He replied, “my name is John grabbing my hand. Go figure, we both have Biblical names,” as we both chuckled at one another. For the next 10 minutes I sat and prayed with John as we talked about his life as a homeless person and his experiences on the harsh road of living in the streets of America. John was a college educated man, “I went to Baptist college and I was raised in the Word.” As we sat and talked to one another, I noticed John’s tattered clothes, rough hands and dirty arms and legs. His finger nails were broken and black and his exposed areas of his legs and arms were caked in dirt. I asked him, “when’s the last time you had a shower?” He smiled, he always smiled and said, “I can’t remember when.” Tears welled up in my eyes and I told him I’d be back next week to get him and he’d have a place to shower and sleep for the night in comfort.

I was ashamed my busy life didn’t allow me to take him to a motel right then and instead I asked John where he was camping which was just around the corner as he pointed up the street a ways. I then stood and asked him to stand too. He was frail as I took his arms and lifted him up to embrace me and pray with me in a hug that seemed to last for at least a minute. He whispered in my ear crying, “I haven’t been held by anyone in such a long time. God sent me an Angel who has comforted me in my time of distress.” “I am just a messenger of the LORD’s love who can set you free from any bondage,” I replied. “Seek Him and find His Truth. I’ll see you next week!” As I walked away, I smiled and waved and he was repeating, “I didn’t ask him for nothin, no sir, nothin.” When we embrace our love of loving Christ Jesus, we can share the Works of Christ to friends and strangers alike. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, today I pray for John who lives in a world full of uncertainty but lives in a world of faith in Your Son’s Truth. Protect the lonely and give them Angel’s of mercy to give them hope. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

In My Works See the Father

He shared His Father’s Truth
In works of mercy as proof
Death of works has no faith
Stones of nonsense and hate

The Word of God came from He
The Father Who’s works I see
I am Son of God you will need
Your sins will disappear indeed

In My works see the Father
His strength is in me as I in Him
There is nothing impossible to win
I am the Light of Salvation’s grin

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 15, 2011 @ 5:13 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-16-2011

My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Ezekiel 37:27

If we leave Him alone, all will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our land and our nation. John 11:48

Ezekiel 37:21-28, Jer 31:10-13 & John 11:45-56

I can only imagine the population shift it would be during the times of Ezekiel in 627 BC where I’ve read he lived “in a time of moral decline.” During his life he served as prophet amongst a handful of other prophets such as Jeremiah who were also experiencing visions from the LORD. But today we have thousands if not millions of Christian Apostles worldwide. All having their only kind of experiences with God. All of us still claiming with confidence that He is our God and we are his people. There time of moral decline happening then is small compared to the moral decline our world as a whole has fallen to today. His talk of idols worship and abominations occurring then transfer to today’s obsession with selfishness, greed and power proving forgiveness was essential to a life surrendered to God.

Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead and people are freaking out. Step into their world then and witness people u-ing and awing Jesus. The scribes of the day felt threatened not only by His Power but His threat to their way of life under the watchful eye of Rome where ultimately the Church would truly originate. From there the arms of Christ are still reaching the four corners of the earth overcoming oppression and giving divine guidance each and every day. We can still reach the homeless like John who I described yesterday deserves a hug from someone more than once every five-to-ten years. Humanity needs Christ’s Truth to accomplish harmony of living in faith, charity and love. When we live a life of loving our love of His Son, we live a life of Truth guided divinely by His Word to live in His Will. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, I pray today I can live up to Your expectations of my life to live in Your Will. I pray for a gathering of minds to fulfill Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Sins of Humanity’s Eternal Meal

Lazarus walked with a smile
His life restored from Belief
People began to wonder and believe
If Jesus was the Christ indeed

His signs were compassion and wonder
His Father’s work through and through
Simple trust in His Way of living
Guided by His Word to faithfully use

His public walk became hidden
He prepared for His Time to reveal
The acceptance of His death forgiving
The sins of humanity’s Eternal meal

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 16, 2011 @ 5:39 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-17-2011

The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, That I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; And I have not rebelled, have not turned back. Isaiah 50:4-5

He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a Cross. Phillipians 2:8

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to His disciples said, “Take and eat; this is My Body.” Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is My Blood of the Covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:26-28

Isaiah 50:4-7, Psalm 22, Philippians 2:6-11 & Matthew 26- 27:54

Welcome to Palm Sunday where the Son of Man was given a parade by His followers as he drew near to His ultimate death for the forgiveness of sins. “This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled: Say to daughter Zion, ‘Behold, your King comes to you, meek and riding on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” Matthew 21:4-5 People lining the roads waving palms at Him saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” Matthew 21:9b The word hosanna comes from the Hebrew language used to express praise, adoration and joy which was expressed by the children of this parade and Jesus reminds us that “out of the mouths of infants and nurslings you have brought forth praise.” Matthew 21:16e This passage comes from Psalm 8:3: “Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have drawn a defense against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger.” Jesus said this to the Scribes and Elders who questioned Him about the children saying this to silence them as Scripture foretells.

Yesterday I watched a little 7-year-old boy pray for the babies about to be killed at an abortion clinic. He stood by his mother proclaiming the prayers with the adults as a little soldier of Christ. His blonde hair waving in the wind and his blue eyes captured a real love for Jesus. His mother was so proud of her little boy as he read the prayers and prayed aloud with many adults. Many of us as I looked around were brought to tears by the profession of faith in this little man of God and I reminded myself this is what they were killing inside this building we stood in front of and that it was “Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have drawn a defense against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger.”

Somehow someway we have to come together and educate our children of the tragedy’s of abortion. How it hurts women and men. The obvious pain of women from a child being torn out of her womb and the loss feeling of helplessness by a unsuspecting father for the loss of parenthood for the remainder of their lives. I feel this shame often when I think of the child I unknowingly agreed to kill when I was 19. She or he would have been 29 this year and my shame continues for killing a child of God. I was not educated on the effects of abortion or what it really meant. I thought it was nothing and didn’t realize until years later what it truly did to my soul. Here is the reason why I am an advocate for the rights of unborn children and the reasons why I pray for the babies at the abortion clinic almost every week. We must support groups like Christian Family Coalition who lobby for Pro Life efforts here in our state and the nation’s capital. Together we can make a difference.

I know the LORD has given me a well-trained tongue who will proclaim the Truth of Christ Jesus with passion, strength and endurance to accomplish the joy of sharing the Salvation of Jesus’ death on a Cross brought to all of humanity. Paul reminds us today that Jesus “emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a Cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the Name that is above every Name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:7-11 If you ever notice anyone bowing their head when they hear the Name of Jesus, know they are proclaiming their love of loving Christ with confidence and Truth.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for people everywhere that they will know the Truth of Jesus Christ to accomplish living in faith, charity and love. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

It Will Be Loosed in Heaven by His Truth

The palms will always be waving

His Truth guiding humanity’s right

Riding high on the donkey of forgiveness

His Passion proving His might

Betrayed by a disciple of greed

Portrayed as the King of Light

Forgiveness is given to all

The poor and weak their right

He was truly obedient to His Father

Opening His Arms across our Cross

His Blood dripped for mankind’s sinfulness

His Salvation built on a Rock

The depths of the Hell can’t melt It

All was bonded on earth for His use

If it was loosed on earth by His graces

It will be loosed in Heaven by His Truth

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 17, 2011 @ 7:29 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-18-2011

I believe I shall enjoy the LORD’S goodness in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

Isaiah 42:1-7, Psalm 27 & John 12:1-11

Isaiah speaks of the LORD’s covenant where He will bring a Savior for the world who will be “a Light for the nations, To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.” Isaiah 42:6f-7 Many of us live a life of goodness in the LORD where we accomplish all as the Will of God. We are not afraid to answer the call of God and live for His Truth providing hope, charity and love for the troubled hearted. Sometimes we must actively get involved when the unknown is present. My beautiful wife sent me a text on Saturday to describe just that. While I was away at a meeting Saturday with the Christian Family Coalition, I get a message from her asking me to pray for a neighbor who was fighting and many people had gathered to witness and talk trash to one another. My amazing God-fearing wife stepped out of our front door to stop two girls teenage girls from fighting. There were close to twenty people encouraging the fight as well as yelling obscenities as she yelled out to stop.

Apparently the girls stopped but the crowd continued to talk trash to one another and she went back inside to call the police. Once I arrived home an hour or so later, she asked if I would go over to see them and pray with them. I must admit I was hesitant at first, but I was confident the LORD had a plan for her. We went over and spoke to the mother who had been at work the whole day and just arrived home. My wife asked if we could pray with them and we all went inside to where the girl who had been fighting was with her sisters and brothers and we all held hands as my wife spoke a prayer of peace and forgiveness. Sometimes we must get involved when the LORD calls us even if we are frightened or unsure of our abilities to handle a situation. We must trust in the LORD and conquer the fear by allowing the Spirit of God to lead us. I am so proud of my wife’s passion of sharing her love of loving Christ Jesus and praying with our neighbors or strangers alike that I hope this story shares some courage Christ Jesus brings to all who embrace His Truth.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to always have Christ’s courage to share His Truth by our faith, our charity and our love to mankind. Be our Guide and our Protector. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
Christ Knew His Intentions

A meal was enjoyed with Lazarus
His sisters joining too
Mary anointed Christ’s feet with fragrant oil
While Christ rebuked Judas a fool

The poor will always be with you
But I must die very soon
Christ knew his intentions
As Mary dried His feet of perfume

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 18, 2011 @ 5:40 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-19-2011

I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength! Isaiah 49:5c

I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. John 13:34

Isaiah 49:1-6, Psalm 71 & John 13:21-33, 36-38

Day after day the reason I get up and write to my heart’s content is to share Christ’s love providing examples of faith, hope and charity allowing the heart of those who read my writings and poetry to experience a daily communion with God through His Word. Many of you have shared that because of my writings and poetry you have established a routine to read your Bible along with me and we share His Truth together. Many have ask: How do you study the Bible? I simply get away daily at the different times and begin reading the different Gospels to lift my spirit to accomplish His Will. As Isaiah explains today in chapter 49, I believe God has called from the very beginning to accomplish sharing His Truth. “The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me.” Isaiah 49:1b-2 The LORD has readied me able to serve and preach His Word with diligence, precision and confidence to accomplish His Will for the greater Glory of God. Amen.

Today in John 13 Jesus describes who is traitor is during the Last Supper and expedites his planned behavior in the midst of the Twelve to accomplish the Salvation of Souls for all Eternity. When God speaks to us, He calls into action as He even called Judas to complete his work to stay steadfast on the plan God had revealed to Him to shoulder the sins of the world. Obviously, Jesus could have called upon an army of Angels to protect Him and save His life but His Father revealed His Plan to save humanity from eternal damnation. Jesus experienced all things human; pain, sadness, despair, crying immense torture, joy, and love. The Father kept nothing from Him except sin for our benefit to lead by example giving us faith, hope and love to share with the world. He lived a life of poverty instead of riches and He discerned good versus evil. He walked with humility and chose this humble life over honor or wealth where He shared His humiliation over pride. He proved He would conquer death and establish a New Covenant of Love providing mankind an escape from an eternal life of sin. He said to love one another as He loved us providing a joy in loving your love of His Truth. You are forgiven and Christ is your strength! Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for my good friend August who has been an example of Your Son’s Truth. We pray for his healing and his peace LORD. We pray today we live to provide hope and charity for the those less fortunate than us through our love of loving Christ Jesus. Today I ask for special intentions to pass my certification exam. In Jesus Holy Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

My Cross Will be Your Guide to Form

He reclined with the Twelve
His Last Supper was set
Troubled and worried gave way
He called Judas to action with no regret

Simon Peter asked with a nod
Who my LORD can it be?
The one who accepts the morsel I dip
At once he took it he left for his evil trip

Glorified in Him was the Father
He accepted His call with no bother
Where I go you can’t come just yet
Your duty is to reassure humanity will get

My Truth and love in written form
Though you denied me three times
Your love of Me will overcome the scorn
My Cross will be your guide to form

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 19, 2011 @ 4:57 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-20-2011

Morning after morning He opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back. Isaiah 50:4c-5

For the LORD hears the poor, does not spurn those in bondage. Psalm 69:34

Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray Me. Matthew 26:21b

Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 69 & Matthew 26:14-25

Isaiah calls to the LORD in times of need continuously and is steadfast in this prayer of surrender. His ability to discern the LORD’s guidance in his writings gives humanity the knowledge to overcome any fear. Where are you in your surrender to God? Where are you in your closeness to His Written Truth each and every day to shore up your needs to serve Him and praise Him? Every morning I quietly sit with the Word of God and listen to His guidance trusting the decisions I make based on His Truth. Are you seeking His guidance to accomplish His WIll in your life?

Today we read the account of the Last Supper in Matthew where Judas is identified by Jesus handing him the dipped morsel of bread. Our reading begins with Judas asking the Pharisees what they are willing to pay to have Jesus handed over to them. Yesterday in John Judas does not deny he is the one who will betray our LORD but instead leaves quickly to accomplish his work of giving up Jesus to his foes. I’m sure all of us have had our times of giving in to Satan’s pleasures instead of living each moment of every day in His forgiving love. Somehow, someway we must strive to give an unconditional love of loving our love of Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, We pray today for open ears to hear Your Truth and to never rebel by betraying Your love in selfish acts of sin. make us a people of faith, charity and love to fulfill Your Will in our lives. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

God’s Eternal Word Will Never Disgrace

My tongue is well trained
His Word my pleasure aid
Day or night I share His Truth
My footsteps His Eternal use

To the weary I give Eternal Hope
I give my back to those who grope
With their surrender to a life of peace
I shield not their spitting retreat

I am void of all disgrace
His help I seek to run the race
Opposition can learn to relate
God’s Eternal Word will never disgrace

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 20, 2011 @ 5:52 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-21-2011

This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual institution. Exodus 12:14

I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. John 13:15

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14, Psalm 116, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, & John 13:1-15

This week all over the world the Feast of Passover is celebrated by Christians and Jewish people alike. The Jewish People celebrate the liberation from slavery and we Christians celebrate the Last Supper which was conducted as a Passover meal. The New Covenant of Jesus Christ was instituted to share in His Body and Blood for all eternity. Just as the Blood of the Lamb protected them from the wrath of God, so too does the Blood of the Lamb protect and guide us for evermore. Jesus commanded us to partake in the eating of His Body and Blood by His Command; “While they were eating, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” Mark 14:22-24

In John there is an amazing connection Jesus makes with His Disciples by the washing of their feet. A beautiful display of Christ’s love for His Disciples and a model to follow as well as His undying humility. I have been in retreats where the washing of feet took place and I can tell you it is a powerful act of humility and respect for your Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I would have to say it was probably one of the most moving and emotional times I have ever felt the Holy Spirit enter me when I had my feet washed by my good friend George Labelle in my very first Emmaus weekend. This big brute of a man towering over me bent down and washed my feet took away any feelings of hesitation of giving myself completely to a life of Christ. Right there and then my life was changed because a man instilled in me the love of Christ Jesus allowing me to understand how much I loved my love of He Who shed His Blood for me. To this day, a cherished memory I will always remember.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to always have the humility to wash the feet of our brothers or sisters in Christ embracing the model Christ Himself gave us to follow. May our act of humble servitude guide us to be better proclaimers of His Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

You Must Concede

His hour came
His Father’s love
His Truth known
His Father’s call

His return set
His all shown
His love unconditional
His Will sewn

He rose complete
He washed feet
Disciples in awe
Disciples to seek

Inheritance with He
To shower succeed
Truth to see
For all Humanity

Done for you
Indeed I have
Model to be
You must concede

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 20, 2011 @ 5:18 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-22-2011

A grave was assigned Him among the wicked and a burial place with evildoers, Though He had done no wrong nor spoken any falsehood. Isaiah 53:9

Son though He was, He learned obedience from what He suffered; and when He was made perfect, He became the source of Eternal Salvation for all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:8-9

When Jesus had taken the wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He handed over the spirit. John 19:30

Isaiah 52:13—53:12, Psalm 32, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 & John 18:1—19:42

Many a child has asked me, “why is the Friday before Easter called Good Friday?” I always say because Jesus Christ was Crucified and died that day to fulfill the destiny of God’s Only Son eliminating sin from humanity for those who believe because His death and resurrection proved God’s Divine ability’s enabling humanity to have a release from sin. All things good happened by His death my children allowing those who believe to have an Eternal Life free from Satan’s grip on our soul. Our freedom was Eternally Won giving us the Truth God wanted mankind to know and understand to accomplish faith, charity and love for all of history. As Paul so eloquently wrote in 1 Peter 2:24, “He himself bore our sins in His body upon the Cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”

There must be reconciliation to live in peace and many have proved God’s Eternal Love for us has changed the minds and hearts of countless people. By our actions of faith, charity and love we learn to live amongst ourselves in harmony seeking to be proactive in our homes, neighborhoods, communities, countries and our world for the love of justice and peace. My amazing God-fearing wife has been troubled as have I with a neighborhood situation lately of children fighting and causing children and families alike to be hurt and afraid. Through her prayers and guidance of God we have held hands and prayed with our neighbor’s parents and children by holding hands and asking for forgiveness and peace to overcome their desires to retaliate and further destroy the harmony and peace of our world. She began to pray of a way to promote peace and harmony in our neighborhood sharing her plans with a close friend in Christ and was called by God to initiate a neighborhood feet washing to follow the examples Christ Who washed the feet of His Disciples and commanded them to do the same.

Her friend made 33 sandwiches and my wife made signs and posted them on her car at our neighborhood park stating “Free Feet Washing.” I wasn’t surprised to hear that the first feet they washed were our neighbor’s mom and daughter who have been trying to stop the fighting with her children. Many more came and spoke with my wife and her friend where they prayed, washed their feet and spoke of God’s love to change the minds of all people involved on both sides of the conflict. Children of the neighborhood came as well as other residents and received copies of prayers to follow, rosaries and explanations of why Jesus washed the feet of His Disciples. Her last foot washing was a man who said he would let them wash his feet if he washed theirs. This was a beautiful way to initiate a resurrected weekend by being proactive to accomplish the Will of God for faith, charity and love. By loving your love of Christ we become Apostles of His Truth to lead by example. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King and Father, we pray today for all things Good to be examples of our love of loving Your Son by our actions, by our prayers and by our life’s examples. In Jesus Holy Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Eternal Life the Reward of Holy Friday’s Deed

A garden was His last place to pray
Accepted fate as God’s Will that day
Miraculous healing of an ear he touched
His love of humanity His only guided lust

The betrayer led them to His prayerful place
Jesus the Nazorean was called to face
A crucifixion for sins shame though sinless
The Father’s Will His Truth and blameless

He faced Pilate with true humility
His fate sealed by the Cross of Reality
Forgive them Father was His formality
Humanity’s sin forgiven His totality

Not a bone was broken as He hung on our Cross
Blood and water flowed from this cost
Covering the sins of all who believe
Eternal Life the reward of Holy Friday’s deed

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 22, 2011 @ 6:48 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-23-2011

My love shall never leave you nor My Covenant of peace be shaken, says the LORD, Who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10b

If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Romans 6:8

His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. Matthew 28:3

Isaiah 54:5-14, Romans 6:3-11 & Matthew 28:1-10

Allow yourself to be taken back to the point of Jesus’ death on the Cross. You are a bystander who has heard His Teachings and yet you are dismayed they have Nailed Him to a tree because He spoke of being the Son of God. You witnessed His healing Power in a man being raised from the dead and you believe He is the Messiah, the living Son of David. As you watch from a distance with your three children, your oldest exclaims, “He is praying for the ones who tortured Him mommy.” Your eyes fill with tears and your baby girl who you are holding in your arms begins to cry with you. You look up and witness His Blood dripping from His torn skin, nails in His Feet and Hands and the thorns they placed on His head and your middle child exclaims, “they just put a spear in His side and water came out! Why must they hurt Him over and over? He is dead.”

As you lay awake on Friday night, you wonder why such cruelty has happened to a man who was filled with such love for all mankind. His eloquent way of teaching made so much sense. “Love your neighbor as yourself” you repeat to yourself aloud as the darkness of a somber night surrounds you. Finally, you drift off to sleep and dreams of Jesus being alive fill your head and there becomes a peace in your heart and soul. You awake the next morning refreshed and filled with a renewed feeling of hope yet you are unsure why. The day is filled with talk of wonder and dismay because Jesus is gone but you feel something has changed. You are renewed by the unknown reality of Christ’s sacrifice for all and your day ends again with you repeating “love your neighbor as yourself” as the sounds of children sleeping surround you.

You are witnessing the reality of something we thought was wrong yet turned out to be something that was absolutely correct. As Isaiah reminds us, “My love shall never leave you nor My Covenant of peace be shaken” is a feeling we carry today over two thousand years later and will continue for all Eternity. By your surrender to His Truth you have died with Him be shedding your sins and allowing yourself to live with Him in Truth and wonder to accomplish the Will of the Father. This cruel and unusual act of terror has been replaced with a thankful peace because you completely understand the acts of violence and ultimate death of Jesus was for your peace and ability to live an Eternal Life where resurrection of self comes into play every single day of your existence. “Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as (being) dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11 Our love of loving Christ gives us hope to live His Resurrection every day of our lives. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My GOD, we pray today to have patient peace to see, feel and live the Resurrection of Your Son’s Truth to provide faith, charity and love to those in need. We pray this in the Name of Christ Your Son Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit One God forever and ever. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Baptized to Prove You Know His Way

Water of His peace surrounds you
Your sin washed away to guide you
His Truth your daily life abides you
Only in Him can your life provide you

A newness of life inspired void of sin
Facing each day with a God-filled grin
Sharing His love is your thought to begin
Glory to the Father allows you to win

United in love with Christ’s Resurrection
A new life to gain full of perfection
Some may say you live in objection
You know His Truth allows your connection

Power over death to receive Eternal Life
Your death of sin God’s birth right
Baptized to prove you know His Way
Living for God each and every day

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 23, 2011 @ 4:11 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-24-2011 Resurrection Sunday

This Man God raised (on) the third day and granted that He be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead. Acts 10: 40-41

If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1

For they did not yet understand the Scripture that He had to rise from the dead. John 20:9

Acts 10:34a, 37-43, Psalm 118, Colossians 3:1-4 & John 20: 1-9

I awoke early on the Third Day to hear two of His Disciples running by my hut muttering, “she says the tomb was empty.” I looked out and saw one running faster than the other and I slipped away from my three children who were still sleeping to follow them and see what had happened. As they approached the tomb, the enormous rock over the entrance had been rolled away and the one named Simon Peter had just arrived. They both went in and appeared a moment later saying, “He has been taken.” My heart rejoiced for I knew in my heart no one had stole the body of Jesus the Christ for I had overheard Him saying He would rise on third day. Quietly I returned to my hut and prayed to God Almighty that His raising had occurred in accordance with His Teachings.

Our imaginary mother has witnessed the empty tomb. Not an Easter Bunny hopping away. Not a hidden egg behind a rock but an empty tomb and has believed. The Son of Man has returned to life from the Power of the Father to prove His Divine Truth and we celebrate this fact over 2000 years later because He has shown us His Life, Death and Resurrection occurred for the Forgiveness of Sins for all Humanity so we may live in harmony with one another and gain Eternal Life for those who believe. Paul tells us in Acts 10 that Jesus was appointed by the Living God to judge the living and the dead and “to Him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins through His name.” Acts 10:43

We celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ as an embrace of our complete surrender to His New Covenant of Love allowing Humanity to have forgiveness of sins giving us faith, hope and love to share with all mankind. His Resurrection bears witness to God’s Divine Plan for mankind giving us Redemption of hatred, jealously and greed providing a hope of Salvation to all. This is a true celebration of life over death that can only come from God. You too “were raise with Christ” giving you a complete sense of trust deep inside your soul where the Son dwells in Spirit providing you a Oneness with His Truth through your practice, prayer and proclamation. As Thomas Merton once wrote, “you must actively participate in Christ’s Truth to overcome doubt and to live in faith. For faith means doubt of a human person seeking the divine.” In His Resurrection you celebrate your love of loving His Truth and embrace Him as the Way of living in joy and sorrows of life. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heaven King and Almighty Father, we pray today to always celebrate Your Son’s Resurrection through our faith, our charity and our love of His Truth. We pray our celebration of His Resurrection will give us confidence to provide hope for the imprisoned, the lonely and the sick. We ask this through Christ our LORD Whom lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit One God forever and ever. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

You Can See Him Resurrect Your Life

He lived to die for you
He lived to share with you
He lived to take care of you
He lived to Resurrect for you

His life was sinless surrounded by sin
His life was fruitful providing a win
His life was shameless providing hope
His life was honored allowing you to cope

You can see Him in every living thing
You can see Him pouring in the rain
You can see Him in the eyes of shame
You can see Him in the faith we gain

You can see Him in a beggars smile
You can see Him solve a fight
You can see Him you have the right
You can see Him Resurrect your life

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 24, 2011 @ 5:53 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-25-2011

God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, He received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father and poured it forth, as you (both) see and hear. Acts 2:32-33

Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced His feet, and did Him homage. Matthew 28:9

Acts 2:14, 22-33, Psalm 16 & Matthew 28:8-15

The Feast of Weeks- “Shavuot,” as the Jews called it was celebrated seven seven times after Passover literally meaning 50 days. In Greek it came to be known as the Pentecost and Peter and the Disciples had all been keeping a very low profile in Jerusalem and now they were all together in one place during the “Shavuot” as a Great Wind came rushing upon where they were at on each one of them as Tongues of Fire and each began to speak different utterances being filled with the Holy Spirit as a Great Sign from Heaven above. One must remember the words of John the Baptist at the Baptism of our LORD where he said, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” This caused the city great wonder as the Jews began to follow each other to the site of where the Great Wind and sounds were coming from.

There the Jews heard them speaking great words of wisdom about God and Jesus being the Son of God in their own languages. Yes, these uneducated Galileans were speaking in the languages or “tongues” so each could understand. What does this mean? It means God had instituted the spreading of the Gospel of His Son’s Truth to all nations of the earth. Jesus Himself appeared to the Disciples teaching them before He Ascended into Heaven asking not to leave Jerusalem saying wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard Me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:4-5 By loving our love of Christ we can trust the Father will guide us to this “great and magnificent day” by our practice, prayer and proclamation taking refuge in the LORD’s mercy for “everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we are always ready to accept your call by our practice, by our prayer and by our proclamation. We pray this in the Name of Christ Jesus. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Christ the King is LORD over the Meek

Seven seven times equals the Feast of Weeks
His time after He rose lasted less than we seek
He promised the Father would heal the weak
Baptizing wind and fire tongues they did speak

Children of the world hear and repeat
The love of God’s Son will save you
Know this you lowly and rich to complete
His Salvation of your soul all who are weak

God did raise His Son to prove He was He
The Mighty One of the world always at the peak
Put down your defenses and always fully greet
The Christ the King is LORD over the meek

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 25, 2011 @ 6:05 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-26-2011

Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

Acts 2:36-41, Psalm 33 & John 20:11-18

How many of you remember when you were Baptized? I know, many of you were Baptized as a baby and confirmed later but not me, I was Baptized when I was thirty at a Midnight Easter Vigil and I can tell you I felt the Holy Spirit move me to tears as I processed up with many other first timers. I kept thinking, “Am I worthy, Am I worthy, Am I worthy,” while the feeling of His Truth kept resounding in my heart and soul, “I died for your sins. My Truth will set you free.” Well free it did set me. I chose to embrace His Truth in more ways than one; I chose to practice by reading my bible every day. I chose to pray every moment of every day over everything and every deed. I chose to share His Truth by my proclamation to anyone, anywhere and anytime.

The message of Peter he shared on that first Pentecost day after Jesus’ Death and Ascension is as important today as it was then. “For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.” He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Acts 2:39-40 I would argue that the generations of people since have grown in corruption and sin. One only has to look at a television program and see how sinful behavior is exalted over the Truth by selfish acts of sin. Our culture will promote excessive sex and cheating on your spouses is ok and then celebrate this with the actors as a good example to follow. Our world is missing the values of loving thy neighbors, family and Truth through living the Word of God so much I believe the LORD’s wrath will fall upon on our world to clean up this mess before too long. Be examples of His Truth and stay steadfast to your love of loving Christ Jesus for the good of all Humanity. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and my God, we pray today Your gift of the Holy Spirit dwells in our souls to live every moment to Glorify You and Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Your Son’s Truth to Forever Live and To Trust

His Word is the Light to love
Heat from the True source above
Justice His true living breath
Air to breathe to undergo the test

The oceans and seas His bathing place
Reverence shown and to joyfully state
A nation who shows its worth
Are guided by His Truth in its work

Nations have tried to live without Him
He foiled their designs and frustrates them
Only His Truth will guide the reality seen
By their works will God judge nations pristine

Wait for the LORD our help and armor
Kept from death and obvious dishonor
Rejoice in His Holiness to rid our disgust
Your Son’s Truth to forever live and to Trust

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 26, 2001 @ 4:57 AM EST

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-27-2011

I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, (rise and) walk. Acts 3:6

Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into His glory? Luke 24:26

Acts 3:1-10, Psalm 105 & Luke 24:13-35

The scene at the “Beautiful Gate” where the Disciples Peter and John walk through on their way to the Temple for afternoon prayers encounter the cripple man who begs for alms there daily to survive. Peter tells the man he has no money but what he does have is worth more than anything in the world: Healing in the Name of Christ Jesus. The man is healed and walks into the Temple with them praising God and rejoicing. This scene reminds me of a time I stopped and talked to a homeless man begging for money near a gas station. I approached him and asked if he was hungry and offered to buy him some food.

After getting his meal, we spoke for a few minutes and I asked him why he was on the streets and asked if he knew Jesus as his personal Savior. I think many of us are intimidated by these people because they are dirty, smelly or full of the unknown but I’m here to tell you they are lonely, scared and full of promise to become a witness of God Almighty, they just need an opportunity for someone to share His Truth with them to give them faith, hope and courage. This man I met needed more than money or food, he needed a Disciple of Christ to share His message of love and forgiveness. We have to leave the outcome to Free Will but we have to offer hope in prayer to seed the desire to become a Disciple of Christ themselves.

I tell people I’ve walked the Road to Emmaus countless times in my life encountering Jesus on the road of life. By my way of thinking I open myself up to His visits daily seeking to mirror His compassion, His humility and His love. It is the road you walk every day when you seek solitude in prayer. It may be a walk during lunch at work or a walk after work at home but the encounter with Jesus becomes vividly present by opening our hearts and soul to His Word. Look to Scripture to guide you in your encounter with Jesus by picking a verse from anywhere and repeating it to yourself as you walk; “Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into His Glory?” or a Psalm such as 105:4, “Look to the LORD in His strength; seek to serve Him constantly.” When you walk your Road to Emmaus, be open to loving your love of Christ and feel your heart burning within you as you walk. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today our walk with Christ will be full of confidence and our encounter with His love will burn in our hearts to share His Truth with anyone, anytime and anywhere. We ask this in His Holy Precious Name, Christ Jesus. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

The Walk to Emmaus Everyone Must Do

Walking alone His Disciples somberly spoke
The tragedy their heart did obviously note
Jesus the Nazorean had been foolishly killed
On a Cross where His Blood forever spilled

Jesus came upon them in complete disguise
They did not recognize the man to report
The unknown they spoke about they did retort
His smile was wide and knowledge a Godly fort

Must not the Messiah suffer these things?
O foolish hearts of trust in God to gain
He shared the Truth from beginning to cusp
Filled with the knowledge the Father His lust

Coming to the place they had traveled to
Asking the man to stay for dinner in leau
Of traveling further because it was dusk
He obliged and sat with them in trust

At the table of forgiveness He said a prayer
Taking the Bread of Life holding it in the air
Take and eat My Body He broke to share
Their eyes opened to Christ Who cared

Were not our hearts burning as He eloquently spoke
Of all that occurred to His heart that was broke
His Blood spilled for me and for you
The Walk to Emmaus everyone must do

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 27, 2011 @ 5:12 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-28-2011

Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus. Acts 3:19-20

He stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” John 24:36

Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Luke 24:46-47
Acts 3:11-26, Psalm 8 & Luke 24:35-48

Today we are reminded of Peter’s directions to the Jews that “God has thus brought to fulfillment what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah would suffer. Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration of which God spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old.” Acts 3:18-21 Everything God brought to us in revelations by all the Prophets throughout the Old Testament has come to fruition through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Read your Bible every day and accept your calling by our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ to be His witness to the Truth that leads peoples, societies and nations alike to a true unity of faith, charity, peace and love to live in harmony for all Eternity. It shocks me to think that people can’t see the Truth when they are induced by Satan’s follies of life where they are ultimately lead to a life of self and death. By your conversion and belief in Christ Jesus you can be an instrument to guide the less fortunate, the lost and confused and the selfish ones of excess to a pristine enjoyment of a life of hope, charity and forgiveness.

Imagine you are sitting in a room with many of your friends and you suddenly see Jesus appear and say, “Peace be with you.”Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I myself. Touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Luke 24:37-39 Jesus knows your heart as He knew the hearts of the Disciples as they sat in the locked room wondering how long it would take the authorities to find them and kill them too.

But Jesus gives them strength to carry His message of repentance no matter the cost. He breathes upon them the breath of the Holy Spirit which will fill their minds, hearts and souls with the words, deeds and actions to save and change the world from eternal damnation. He too knows each one of our hearts and He knows we are capable of sharing our love of loving Him with anyone, anytime and anyplace. Practice, pray and preach His Truth to guide us home. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to accept You LORD as the author of life and no matter the cost we will share Your Son’s Truth to guide Humanity to our Eternal Home in Heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

You Must Preach My Words to All

They shared His appearance
They were shocked to see
He came upon them within
A locked door to Be

Everything He said came to Life
He lived each moment in Truth
His lips prepared His first words
His joy exclaimed, “Peace be with you.”

Minds He read with ease
Hearts He knew the trouble
Ghosts have not bones and flesh
See my body is Mine not a double

He was hungry they soon learned
He ate with them a fish
He knew one day they would earn
The right to display it as a wish

People will hate you because of Me
You can show them the Truth to see
Display a fish in symbol eternally
People will know you Trust and agree

The law from Moses until now
As I spoke in joy before
Has come to life through my death
Forgiveness of sins I implore

I have Rose on Third Day as described
You must preach My Words to all
Every Nation will learn they can live
By repenting before they fall

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 28, 2011 @ 6:42 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-29-2011

There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved. Acts 4:12

This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to His disciples after being raised from the dead. John 21:14

Acts 4:1-12, Psalm 118 & John 21:1-14

It happens the first time; the Disciples are put into jail because they heal someone in the Name of Christ Jesus. Being perceived as uneducated men, they speak with authority and knowledge because they are filled with the Spirit of God and proclaim there is no other way to become saved except by the Truth of Jesus Christ which conflicted with the thoughts of the day of being saved by the emperor who was perceived as being God. The amazing thing about living a life of surrender to Christ Jesus is He gives us all the ability to share His Truth with authority by our practice, prayer and proclamation where His Spirit will fill our lips, mind and soul with His Redemptive Truth. As Jesus returns to reveal Himself a third time to the Disciples, He tells the men to feed His sheep and to follow Him. In our love of loving Christ Jesus we must take steps to share His Truth with friends and strangers alike providing faith, charity and love in the Name above all Names; Christ Jesus.

Yesterday, I went looking for the homeless man John who I had promised I would take him to a hotel for a nice long shower and a good nights sleep in a soft bed instead the hard ground he’s been sleeping on for more than ten years. Although I found his campsite last week, I couldn’t find him to follow through with my promise. As I approached the place we met, I saw him walking across the parking lot of a strip mall and pulled up to him stating, “John, how are you my brother?” He smiled opening those amazing green eyes and said, “Just fine. I just finished walking from downtown after being picked up for panhandling.” “Downtown,” I replied. “That’s more than 10 miles away.” “I know,” he said, “my shoes gave out on me and my feet are hurting mighty bad.” Looking down at his swollen red bare feet, I said, “well sir, how’s a hot shower, a hot meal and some hot new shoes sound? I’ve got some new clothes for you as well and we’ll get you cleaned up in a few.” He laughed as he looked at me with that amazing Christ-like smile repeating, “God has sent me an angel again.”

I went over to the door and opened it for him stating, “come sit down and relax and we’ll get started right away.” We drove to a small hotel with a heavenly number called Hotel Seven. I checked him in and told him to take a shower and to go through the clothes I brought as I go to class for a couple of hours. He smiled when he saw the king size bed in the room and stated, “sir, it’s been too long since I’ve slept in a bed and had a hot shower, God bless you for doing this.” I replied, “When God speaks to me, I act. If more people did this we’d see real change in the world. Please get you a shower and relax for a bit and I’ll come get you in an hour nor two and we’ll get you some new shoes and some fish.”

When I returned, the man I left dirty and unclean was transformed into a smiling refreshed clothed man of Christ. He said, “I’ve never felt so good. Thank you for the clothes.” Before too long we’d set him up with some new shoes and a fish sandwich and spent a better part of two hours talking about life, family and God. We prayed and laughed and spoke about our parents and our Savior. He’s chosen a life of solitude that I had to leave him to but I left him feeling closer to God by my actions of faith, charity and love. Holding up the Bible I gave him as I left him after praying and hugging him he said, “I haven’t read this Book in a long time. I will be sure to read it every day and think about your kindness in Christ.” With tears in my eyes I replied, “I love you John and God loves you. Seek Him and He’ll direct your path.”

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today to recognize Christ in the homeless of the world, the lonely in our neighborhoods and the lost in our towns. Be our protection as we share Your Son”s Truth of Salvation. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Love Will Grant Us Eternity

In His Truth we find faith
In doubt we live in His debate
Without doubt we can’t have faith
We seek His Truth of Divine to relate

We are saved by Him alone
Not in Satan’s burning home
He lives in us to forever share
Without Him how could we dare?

To live in peace and tranquility
His Redemption our prosperity
Give a person a chance to see
His love will grant us Eternity

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 29, 2011 @ 5:20 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 4-30-2011

Whether it is right in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God, you be the judges. It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard. Acts 4:19-20

Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

Acts 4:13-21, Psalm 118 & Mark 16:9-15

You know your living the complete surrender to God and Christ Jesus when you can’t stop thinking, praying or acting on God’s Will in your life. Everything you do is directed at the Greater Glory of God Almighty! Just as the disciples exclaimed to the leaders of the people and elders, “It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard,” you too today should be embracing His Truth in everything you do.

Today in Mark Jesus “appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had been raised.” Mark 16:14 His command to the Disciples then is the same thought, attitude and life we should live today in our surrender to His Way and we should proclaim with confidence, “whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned,” by God’s own words. Do you believe and love your love of Christ Jesus? If so, proclaim His Gospel to every creature and live. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today or mouths proclaim Your Son’s Truth to every creature without fear to Glorify You Father in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Proclaim to the Creatures in Need

Jesus rose early in the week
Mary Magdalene heard Him speak
She ran to tell the others
He is alive among the meek

As He walked to Emmaus
He came along two men
He conversed with each
Causing fire to stir within

Still the Eleven did not believe
Then He appeared in a locked room
Rebuking their unbelief
For their hardened hearts like a thief

My Truth will be told
To every person indeed
Share my Gospel throughout
Proclaim to the creatures in need

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 30, 2011 @ 5:07 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-1-2011

All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Acts 2:44-45

Although you have not seen Him you love Him; even though you do not see Him now yet believe in Him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of (your) faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9

Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you. John 20:21b

Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 118, 1 Peter 1:3-9 & John 20:19-31

I like the idea of people coming together for a common goal of harmony by selling their property and possessions and dividing them amongst everyone according to their needs while Glorifying the Father in all things to accomplish peace, faith and love. We learn in the close of Chapter 2 in Acts the band of Christians who were following the Apostle’s teaching of Christ embraced each other in a community centered around the Eucharist of breaking of the Bread but as importantly they helped one another as needed by putting forth efforts financially for each who were less fortunate than some.

This work transformed into a faith guided by the Holy Spirit to bring about a New Birth by baptism of living a life of complete surrender to the New Covenant Teachings of Christ Jesus to ultimately experience the Salvation promised by Him in the end time. The First letter to Peter describes our gift and call from Baptism to lead a life surrendered to the faith, charity and love taught by Jesus in His Gospel for the Redemption of Humanity from sin. With over 2000 years behind us of following one interpretation after another of all areas of Scripture, I would think most agree the New Covenant of Love brought to mankind by Christ is a way filled with peace instead of fighting, joy instead of worry and love instead of hate and succumbs mankind to a mandate of living each of His Words with zealous enjoyment and love.

We learn why people for centuries if not a millennium or two have called us Thomas’ doubting today by the witness of the Apostles seeing Jesus without Thomas the first time and then Thomas being told by Jesus, “put your finger here and see My hands, and bring your hand and put it into My side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe,” (see John 20:27) during the second visit of Christ into the locked Upper Room. I have to admit I was a doubting Thomas who wished to live life only by the terms of my selfish ways but there comes a moment in your life where you begin to embrace Truth no matter what the circumstance or situation is you are living by your actions each day in practice, prayer and proclamation. If embracing the Truth happens to be later in your life say after kids, divorces and family breakups, I would emphatically implore each of you to be steadfast in your prayer and fasting for the reconcilement of forgiveness to occur.

Sometimes we leave things a mess when we journey to seek the pleasures of self in countless ways of indulgence. It’s hard to admit losing the opportunity of praying with your kids as they grew up or saving a relationship you left. I submit I did lose many myself but I refuse to allow my life to be inactive for His Glory and I will seek holiness by my actions in faith, charity and love. I submit myself to being told I am a “strong” Christian and pray we all live our love of loving Christ as Paul describes in Philippians 3:13-15. “Brothers, I for my part do not consider myself to have taken possession. Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus. Let us, then, who are “perfectly mature” adopt this attitude. And if you have a different attitude, this too God will reveal to you.”

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly King and Mighty Father, we worship You and pray today for the binding of community to practice Your Son’s call to charity. We pray today by our actions all can see You through us. We pray today we are never doubting but ever confident in Your Word to live for all eternity to always exclaim “My Lord and my God!” We pray this in the Name You allow to sit at Your Right hand, Jesus Christ. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

His Revelation Soul Salvation for You- 1 Peter 1

His Name is Blessed
The Father His Will
Three times stronger
His Spirit your fill

Living hope in manner
Inheritance of Truth
Imperishable and undefiled
Unfading in Heaven as proof

Of God’s Power in existence
Safeguarded in faith
Salvation always ready
Rejoicement of faith to state

Trials may come your way
Genuine faith strong and true
More precious than gold and fire
His Revelation Soul Salvation for you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 1, 2011 @ 5:57 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-2-2011

LORD, take note of their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with all boldness, as You stretch forth (Your) hand to heal, and signs and wonders are done through the Name of Your Holy Servant Jesus. Acts 4:29-30

Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. John3:5

Acts 4:23-31, Psalm 2 & John 3:1-8

The Apostles Peter and John have been released from their first imprisonment after Jesus’ death and they seemingly hurried back to the Upper Room to report what had happened to them by their imprisonment and release from the hands of the Pharisees. Here we see they do what Jesus taught them to and that’s raise their hands in prayer to the Almighty Father asking His Healing Hands to touch the hearts of those who were not saved by the Blood of His Son Jesus and to allow the Signs of Wondrous things to happen in His Name.

There is no difference now in our days as an Apostle of Christ Jesus to lift our hands in prayer over everything allowing the Spirit of God to lead us in our thoughts, in our charity and in our action to accomplish His Will for our life. I am lead by the Spirit each and every day and I cannot apologize for sharing His Truth in words, poetry or actions as I seek to share His Kingdom here on earth and help in bringing more souls to understand His Redemption.

The Sanhedrin named Nicodemus came to Jesus in the night for he knew Jesus was the Son of God and wanted to understand His Teachings all the more. The LORD shared with him the need to become Baptized with water and with the Holy Spirit but his misunderstanding lead to Jesus teaching him on other matters of the time. He further explains the Son of Man will have to be lifted up meaning He will have to be Crucified for the people to see and witness the Redemption of Sins by the Will of the Father. Do you feel Baptized by the Spirit of God?

Yesterday I attended training on the Beach to become a member of the “God Squad” during the Memorial Day weekend on Miami Beach. While we learned different crowd control tactics, we learned our presence in the Name of God allows us a chance to witness to the Son’s Truth while engaging in sharing simple wisdom to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ from getting arrested for child-like acts of disrespect. I can bring along anyone who’d like to participate with entering the community and sharing the Truth of Salvation while being a strong instrument of peace. Please advise me by email if anyone is interested in using your love of loving Christ to share His Truth to our community on Miami Beach Memorial Day Weekend.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I pray today for continued guidance and strength to accomplish Your Will for everything I write to be understood as Your calling through me; Together in Christ LORD for Your Glory! In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
© May 2, 2011 @ 5:47 AM EST
The God Squad fo Miami Beach

My wonder suits me
His Will to live and see
Training and peace surrounds us
His Glory to accomplish for He

People gathered to show the Way
Truth planned for a challenge
Faithful messengers of peace
Christ’s love to scavenge

Our strength comes from Him
No worries to ever laud
Our mission to support His people
His Eternal Hope, “The God Squad”

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 1, 2011 @ 3:44 PM EST

 

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-3-2011

Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3b

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Psalm 19 & John 14:6-14

I met a couple the other day that came to receive training along side of me for the God Squad at Miami Beach and their story is one worth hearing. It is a story of Trust in the LORD and how they are allowing God to work miracles in the lives of children and adults alike for the purpose of Glorifying the Father and bringing more souls to know His Son’s Redemption in Christ Jesus. In 2003 the journey began with a vision of of a ministry that would encompass intense residential discipleship and it lead to the opening of the Miami Dream Center here in 2009/2010. Once they arrived in 2009, they took the year to begin getting to know the area and the needs of communities hit hardest with violence, drugs and crime. The Inner Cities of Miami not reached by the tourists but lived by the meek and the poor.

Paul reminds us today that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures and His Redemptive Work applies to all Mankind. Christ explains to the Apostles in John 14 that “if you know Me, then you will also know My Father. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.” Jesus continues to explain; “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:11-13 Kim and Terrance Butler of the Miami Dream Center are loving their love of Christ by their work for the Father and is doing greater work by their belief in the Son.

Here’s their mission statement from their website www.miamidreamcenter.org. You may donate to the ministry there. “The Miami Dream Center is committed to being a part of making Miami better by ministering to people through practical and spiritual needs. We provide opportunities for individuals and families through meeting needs such as food and clothing, life rehabilitation, Bible training, character training, and education. The mission is to love our neighbor as ourselves: Find a need and meet it, and offer opportunities to empower those individuals that desire to change to reach their full potential through in-depth training. We believe in a 24/7 approach to church. We believe that you don’t just go to church. You ARE the church.” (AMEN!)

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we pray today for the Miami Dream Center to continue Your work of bringing souls to know Your Son’s Truth. May their work Glorify You Father in All things. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Who Seeks His Son’s Report

The Gospel he preached
The Good News of Truth
Is evident even today
2000 years as proof

Paul was once a sinner
He hated the Church and you
Blinded by Christ to witness
His miracles of Redemption food

His death was written in Scripture
Long before His final hour
His life was a testament to witness
A prophets knowledge of His Power

I was born abnormal
Paul announced in his work
God forgives the sinner
Who seeks His Son’s report

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 3, 2001 @ 4:57 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-4-2011

Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life. Acts 5:20

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. John 3:16

Acts 5:17-26, Psalm 34 & John 3:16-21

How do you testify to the Holy Spirit leading you? Can you feel Him when He enters Your Soul and seemingly gives you the right things to say and when to say it? I’ve always referred to “goose bumps” as “God Bumps” when the Holy Spirit enters my heart and soul and illuminates my being with a Light of comfort, tranquility and peace. It’s what draws me back to safety and allows me to speak with confidence when I proclaim to complete strangers. It is the Ultimate High of all highs and eliminates the need to stimulate yourself with chemicals or alcohol where one escapes reality instead of embracing the Truth.

Without the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost or the Spirit of Love, whatever your name is for God’s Holy Presence in your heart and the Soul of Humanity, the Apostles would not have been able to share the Truth about God’s Only Son and His Redemption from sins for over 2000 years. Further into Acts 5 we learn about a Pharisee named Gamaliel who shares his opinion that saved the lives of the Apostles which to me is a statement of Truth no human can alter because it comes from God and will serve to be the absolute Truth regarding those who embrace Christ as their Savior. “So now I tell you, have nothing to do with these men, and let them go. For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin, it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38-39

I can’t imagine a more well-known verse of the Bible than John 3:16. It seems as a kid it was the most prominent banner displayed at every NFL game I ever watched. Still to this day someone always displays “John 3:16” on a banner at each game you see. For God brought His Son to earth to die for Humanity’s Sin and redeem the world from Hell’s eternal fire. My wife and I shared prayer last night in a hospital room with a good friend who is in severe pain after an operation and his belief and love of God could be seen through the tremendous pain he was suffering from while we prayed together. He struggled to pray the Rosary with us but you could see the determination in his face to open his heart to God and trust in His Will to be accomplished. For if you love your love of Christ, you will not perish but have Everlasting Life in trust, peace and love of God. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today for August Silva who is suffering severe pain from an operation. We know You LORD can heal all things and we ask You heal Auggie from his pain and return him home to keep working for You. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

God’s Light Always Prevails- John 3:16

His Son He sent
The world His love
Redemption of sin
Forgiveness from above

Belief in Him
The Son of Truth
Perish not your fate
Eternal Life you choose

Not to condemn His Way
To lift up and say
Belief in Me
The True Way to pray

The world received His Light
Darkness would fail
Evil lurks in shadows
God’s Light always prevails

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 4, 2011 @ :5:51 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-5-2011

But Peter and the Apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

Whoever does accept His testimony certifies that God is trustworthy. John 3:33

Acts 5:27-33, Psalm 34 & John 3:31-36

Today the United States of America celebrates it 60th Anniversary of a National Day of Prayer established by Congress in 1952 and has been officially observed by every president since, well until now. The National Day of Prayer actually began back in 1775 within the Continental Congress, which annually designated a day of prayer before we became a nation. Congress officially enacted this into law in 1952 and the law was challenged recently by the Freedom from Religion Foundation which lost in its attempt to exclude our national heritage of being thankful publically to our great and all powerful God. Since the beginning time and especially since Christ’s life, death and resurrection, mankind has recognized the need to pray to our God and be thankful, seek counsel and live according to His Decrees. The Apostle Peter said it best in Acts 5:29 today, “”We must obey God rather than men.”

Prayer is what this nation was built on and what people of faith do each and every day to allow our anxiety’s of job, family and life to be shouldered by Jesus Christ Himself. I believe in the Power of Prayer and I respectfully seek His guidance each day for my own life as well as hundreds of others I pray for each and every morning as I write. Yesterday, a young man I met at a prayer gathering sent me a message expressing his gratitude for the prayers I sent out for his family and him finding a new job. I asked everyone to pray for him to find work and he was offered a job just a few short days after we met and he is always thanking God for it. Jesus tells us in John 3:36 today that the only way to the Father is through Himself and God’s wrath remains on those who choose to follow their own way. “Whoever believes in the Son has Eternal Life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.” When we love our love of Christ Jesus, we pray over everything, anytime and anywhere with anyone who seeks prayer to accomplish the Will of God for faith, charity and love. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we today for strength to have the courage to pray to You anywhere we are to be thankful for Your Son’s Truth to guide us each and every day. We pray today for Andrew DeWitt and his new job, his beautiful wife and baby and his continued strength in life by Your Son’s Word. We pray also for Augie Silva for healing and peace. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Infinity No Fear of Prayer

The waves of my joy

The tears of my heart

Embellish my soul

Forever embarked

His love our bond

His bond so dear

Soulistic surrender

Infinity no fear

Beauty in prayer

She’s my life

I pray for her

Soul-2-soul wife

Pray to be thankful

Pray to be true

Pray to know Jesus

Pray to be new

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 5, 2011 @ 5:01 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-6-2011

If it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God. Acts 5:39a

Rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name. Acts 5:41b

This is truly the Prophet, the One Who is to come into the world. John 6:14b

Acts 5:34-42, Psalm 27 & John 6:1-15

The close of Acts 5 brings us to understand why the Sanhedrin released the Apostles allowing them to rejoice in dishonor they suffered “for the sake of the Name.” You see they showed what their service and testimony of living the Truth did to their life. It was an attitude of exactly what we experience today in a need of living your life for the Truth in Christ Jesus. The Sanhedrin named Gamaliel spoke a Truth about living in God that resounds in anyone’s heart to this very day; “If it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them; you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:39 Obviously we come to understand by our sanctification, submission and service to our love of loving Christ that God is in control of everything and by His Word we live to accomplish faith, charity and love for Humanity.

The feeding of the 5000 today in John 6 is a miracle of communion with God as His Mighty Plan for all Eternity. There seems to be an argument in today’s world that what Jesus did in signs of miracles and healings was a long time ago and has no bearing on today’s life and circumstances. “That was then and this is now.” or “The world has changed and we must change with it.” There is over 47 different written accounts of Jesus’ miracles and healings and yet people still question. They wonder why they don’t see miracles in their life yet they still live a life of self. If grace and miracles is what you desire then you are going about it all wrong. It is a relationship with Christ by your testimony of living that receives the graces and miracles of God. You must sanctify everything you do for His Glory. You must be willing to submit everything you have in life; your energy, your talents and your purpose for His Glory. You must live in complete service to a life of Christ for the greater love of loving the Father. Amen!

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to live a life of sanctification, submission and service to Your Plan of Truth for the greater glory of You. We pray today for safe travels to Gainesville and special intentions to accomplish the testimony of Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Father’s Life Lived
They follow Me

Signs to see

Father is glorified

Truth to be

Fed the 5000

Reclined with them

Blessed the bread

Fish was fed

Five loaves total

Two fish indeed

Satisfied the multitude

Hunger Truth need

Fragments were gathered

Twelve baskets full

Came to give

Father’s Life Lived

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 6, 2011 @ 3:04 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-7-2011

Whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word. They presented these men to the apostles who prayed and laid hands on them. Acts 6:4, 6

It is I. Do not be afraid. John 6:20

Acts 6:1-7, Psalm 33 & John 6:16-21

I liked to think of the complaint the Hellenists described in Acts 6 of the Hebrews was more of a discovered fundamental need as we grow older as family, a community or as a nation rather than a angered complaint. We can all look around now and see there is such a need for people to not only help poor widows, the elderly and the sick with daily chores, nutrition and financial needs but they surely need a man or woman who is full of the Spirit and knowledgeable in the Word of God that can share Christ’s love with honor and respect. What you see here is the beginning of the Deaconate Pastoral Ministry and the ultimate death of Deacon Stephen as they would soon learn “they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke” and stoned him to death.

Many a biblical scholar describes Stephen as a young man filled with the Spirit and unafraid of anything he would encounter. Like many of us, he had chosen a path of serving God’s people by loving his love of Christ Jesus in a ministry of providing faith, charity and love. In ministering to the homeless, the elderly and the sick, we need to trust in the LORD’s strength, protection and wisdom to guide us to serve with a zealous attitude to teach and to learn. Yes you will learn so much from a person holding a sign saying, “Homeless Veteran, I will work for food” while tethering his only friend in the world; a mutt filled with an eternal happiness smile. I passed such a man yesterday in Ocala, Florida as I exited to get gas and I watched him read my front tag as I went by that says “Ask God.”

I returned to the man with a couple of Arby’s roast beef sandwiches and a bag of dog food for his friendly Mutt “Queen Zaida.” His name was Robert and we prayed together for a moment holding hands as busy Friday afternoon cars drove by. Embracing people while in the Spirit of God surely gives you an amazing lift especially when the person you are embracing most likely hasn’t been truly held in years. We embraced and he says to me, “I read your plate as you passed by and said to myself, ‘one must have faith.'” Smiling as I looked into his pale grey eyes saying, “Our faith rests in a Risen LORD Who can bring your life hope, charity and love in unexpected places. Give what you receive. Seek and you shall find Him holding His arms wide waiting for you to come home and repent.” Placing the sign of the Cross on his forehead I shared my blessing on him saying, “may God bless you and keep you safe in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, I have continual prayers for Augie Silva and his healing LORD. I pray for the Roberts of the world who are lost and seeking to be found. I pray for my family’s safety and conversion. I pray for the little ones who today by my direction will receive their First Communion with eagerness and wonder. LORD, we pray for the Deacons of the world who minister for Your glory especially Deacon Alpha and soon to be Deacon George LaBelle. We pray all this in the Name above all names Jesus Christ. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Son’s Power Never Fails

Our Father

Close to me

Guide my tongue

Honor of Thee

In Your strength

I tend to show

The love of Christ

For all to know

A deep breath

A sigh of Truth

Nerves resting

Kingdom soothed

I share my soul

In poetry for life

I escape worry

My Truthful right

Somehow I feel

His Will will prevail

Guided by Truth and service

Son’s Power never fails

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 7, 2011 @ 5:31 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-8-2011

Exalted at the Right Hand of God, He received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father and poured it forth, as you (both) see and hear. Acts 2:33

Who through him believe in God who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1:21

Seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus. Luke 24:13

Acts 2:14, 22-33, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:17-21 & Luke 24:13-35

In Acts 2 we are receiving reassurance the Holy Spirit will be given to us by our repentance, living example and baptism clearing the way to establish a daily routine to live in a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. What Peter stood and announced is what was the first of six discourses in Acts proclaiming the life, crucifixion and death of Jesus was foretold by David and gave us a life to believe in faith, charity and love. I have heard people say they their relationships young and old were lost because they didn’t have God as the center of their lives. You can’t experience this amazing life in Christ without having faith to guide you, charity to lift up a soul for His Glory and love of God to live in peace and Truth. A relationship won’t stand on lies but only on Truth of living the Word of God.

Seek His Word and people who surround their lives with His presence and you’ll find a person filled with the Spirit to become one with your soul in Christ Jesus. Amen! My daily decision of surrender to His Truth is a walk I accomplished for His Glory and His grace lead me to my Soul-Mate in Christ, Toni. Her devout and moving way of embracing the Spirit of Christ every day strengthens my faith and hope in God to want to live in absolute dedication to the LORD of LORD’s and the King of Kings. There is excitement in living a life of Christ while a backslider lives a life of self focused on renouncing God as their sole guidance to eternal hope and glory. Live your life in the nourishment of doing the Will of God in all things and Jesus will appear to you as He appeared to the Disciples on the “Road to Emmaus.”

The Holy Spirit moved me this morning to write in brevity about the “Seven Miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus” in Luke Chapter 24. I’ve written before that I’ve taken this walk to a now unknown/disputed location of a little town called Emmaus countless times in the past 5 years since attending my first Emmaus here in South Florida at St. Louis Catholic Church. The walk with two disciples and the vision I had has been very clear of who the second disciple was. This person was mentioned in John 19:25 and I believe the person’s name was left out because it was the wife of Cleopas. While my vision sees a woman with Cleopas on the Road to Emmaus talking to Jesus, I’m sure countless people will believe otherwise. Whether it was the wife of Cleopas or a man, the two witnessed the Resurrection in a very special way with Christ Himself that lit a fire in their hearts and became a true testimony of their love of loving Christ Jesus. Jesus will appear to you just as He did to the Disciples that day by living a life of practice (read your Bible daily), nonstop prayer and Spirit-led proclamation. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, I pray today for Augie Silva’s healing and peace. I pray for today for my daughter, Alexandra, who became engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Mark. I pray for her mother Maria and our son Allen’s protection. I pray for all mothers today especially my mother Betty LORD as we celebrate the moms of the world. I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Humanity’s Sin He Would Gain

David’s account was moving

His love of God foretold

He lived a life of surrender

His Truth he spoke so bold

At His Right hand He will sit

Protected and Grace filled too

A hand of victory guided

The Foundation of Truth for you

His soul survived the Nether World

He boldly wrote to ordain

The Son of God would die and rise

Humanity’s sin He would gain

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 8, 2011 @ 5:21 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-9-2011

Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a Light for my path. I make a solemn vow to keep Your just edicts. Psalm 119: 105-106

Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for Eternal Life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him the Father, God, has set His Seal. John 6:27

Acts 6:8-15, Psalm 119 & John 6:22-29

If you have a chance today, open your Bible and read Psalm 119 from start to finish. Be prepared to spend a little time reading each line and really soak in the Word of God and begin to scratch out a note or two. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you as you read the longest of all the Psalms by starting with a prayer; “Heavenly Father, I pray You open my soul to Your Word and enlighten my mind, my thoughts in speech and my heart to accomplish Your Will. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.” You’ll discover 176 lines of God’s amazing instructions and He’ll bring about in your heart a need to write one or two of them down. For me it is verse 105 and 106 which has become a vow I keep each and every day. I awake each morning with His Word on my mind and His Light to guide me each step of the Way. His Way!

Let’s step back into time and follow a young man as he is fed by Christ amongst 5000 people with just 5 loaves of bread and two fish. He awakes the next day in search of Jesus because he can’t stop wanting to hear this Man speak about life and the love of God. Upon finding Him, he and others ask Jesus a question; “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the One He sent.” John 6:28-29 Jesus reminds everyone that by your belief in Him you are offered Eternal Life in Heaven by His Gospel of Truth and you will never hunger or thirst. You will begin to live a complete satisfaction by your devotion to His Teachings and you will seek to share your love of loving Him by your faith, charity and your love of Christ Jesus. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear God, today we continue our prayers of healing and peace for Augie Silva. We pray today we will always use Your Word as as Light for our paths in life and to always keep Your just edicts. We pray today for my long-time friend Kelly Layfield, his wife and his kids. We pray my words of brevity always guide people to Your Glory to accomplish Your Will in their lives. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

My Father’s Seal is Upon Me

Many people ate
The Word was their fill
In search of more to gather
They found Him on a hill

He was praying there for comfort
His Father was His joy
Not wondering in flesh and ugliness
Providing hope where love is void

Your food will perish from sinfulness
My Food provides Eternal Life
My Father’s Seal is upon Me
On the One He sent your Light

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 9, 2011 @ 5:34 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-10-2011

Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Acts 7:56

For the Bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives Life to the world. John 6:33

Acts 7:51—8:1a, Psalm 31 & John 6:30-35

Sitting above me on the shelf of my desk is a small plaque that says; “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God… to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 I am reminded of Stephen when I read this daily because of his courage to love God even though he knew people didn’t understand his love for God or his love for His Son Christ Jesus. He boldly proclaimed this love without hesitation and accepted his destiny with courage, passion and forgiveness. He forgave his killers as they were stoning him to death for he knew he would pass into the hands of Christ to live Eternally in Heaven. I have to agree that forgiveness is the most compelling feeling of release and jubilation a person can accept to live in peace and harmony with God. Without forgiveness, we will end up despising life living in a world of spite, jealously and hate. Take the time today to forgive someone in your past as Stephen forgave his killers at his death and live in liberation from detestation.

It was just as hard then as it is now for people to understand what Christ meant when He said, “For the Bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives Life to the world.” John 6:33 It seems so hard but yet it is so easy to accept His Words as Truth to accomplish living in faith, charity and love. His life, crucifixion and death brought about absolute Redemption of sins for the world becoming the Bread of Life for humanity to reach Eternal happiness here on earth and in heaven. It’s how we share His Truth which gives us continued faith to accomplish Good Works of charity each and every day. People will sometimes ask me: “How can you talk to complete strangers about Jesus?” I talk to people as friends and not strangers to share with them Christ’s Truth of Redemption by the Power of the Holy Spirit moving me with the correct posture, with the correct words and the correct actions of His Truth to bring more souls to know His love. I like to think that people are drawn to me because I wear His Truth in my smile, in my walk and in my actions becasue He is EVERYTHING to me. Is Jesus everything to you?

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we continue our prayers of healing for Augie Silva. We pray today people will always see Your Son in our thoughts, our words and our actions. May we live to share His Truth with anyone, anytime and anywhere. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”


Forgiving His Killers Christ’s Way- Acts 7 the death of Stephen

Your necks are stiff

Your ears are closed

Your heart has no Truth

Christ from the Cross foretold

The Spirit of God you fight

Not accepting your call

Your ancestors persecuted

Each death prophets fall

Angels brought you the Truth

All of you despised their gift

Christ was the forgiving King

His Blood your Redemption lift

You threw him out of the city

Stoning him along the way

He accepted death with humility

Forgiving his killers Christ’s Way

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 10, 2011 @ 4:54 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-11-2011

Now those who had been scattered went about preaching the Word. Acts 8:4

I told you that although you have seen (Me), you do not believe. John 6:36

Acts 8:1b-8, Psalm 66 & John 6:35-40

The future saint of the church begins his persecution of the people who truly believe Christ’s message of faith, charity and love. This is something we should really pay attention to because Saul before he was Paul was a devout Jew who was totally dedicated to the law as the way of salvation and his faith led him to crush the Christian movement as many a Secular believer is doing in these times we live today. As Children of God, we are seeing the Covenant brought to Humanity by God Himself destroyed by people who as a man last night I went to see described as children of the world. The title of the talk my wife and I attended last night was called “Mission for the Love of God Worldwide” by Rick John Miller.

As he explained last night and I totally agree with, mankind no longer sees ourselves as Children of God because we are seeing ourselves as children of the world. He reminds us that God has written in Revelation that those who do not believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be spit from the mouth of God and forgotten while the faithful will live Eternally in heaven. “‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:14-16

Mr. Miller further explained, “We must learn to love God first before we can truly love others.” As Children of God, we have been given the power and authority to believe who you are by the gift the Father gave us to overcome the Secular movement of evil greed, immorality and selfish acts of disrespect towards our LORD and Savior Christ Jesus.

As Jesus so explained today in reading Luke 6: 36-39, “I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen (Me), you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and 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. And this is the Will of the One Who sent Me, that I should not lose anything of what He gave Me, but that I should raise it (on) the last day.”

This Secular movement is destroying our youth, our families and our world by the loss of modesty and morality because we as Christians have become silent in our approach because we think God is going to come down and fix everything. Because we don’t understand the Gospel we don’t value the Gospel and life as we know it will be destroyed if we don’t speak up and become involved in every aspect of Humanity by the Power of God Almighty in living the Gospel. We must stop the silence and read our Bibles, pray unceasingly and proclaim the Truth to live as Children of God loving our love of Christ Jesus. Gather your friends and neighbors and pray with them weekly and be steadfast in your approach to love God’s Children and move the minority of Secularist over by the love of Christians everywhere. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, today I pray I am silent no more and I become the person You want me to be to share the love of You worldwide. I pray my voice is Yours, my actions are Yours and my life is Yours always to share Your Son’s Truth with all Humanity. Please LORD, give me the strength, the courage and the wisdom to work only for Your Glory as I Consecrate everything about me to Your Way of living. I pray for John Rick Miller and his Mission “For the Love of God Worldwide.” We pray all of this in the Name above every Name Christ Jesus. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

God’s Only Son Died for Me and You

Life lives in my Flesh
A Bread of Life to respect
Come to Me and hunger not
Satisfy your Eternal thirsty lot

Many have seen Me
Yet belief is void
The Father’s strength
Can never be destroyed

Rejection will never come from Me
All who study My Word and believe
My Will is His Will to achieve
Eternal Life in Heaven forever conceived

See the Son in all you do
His Glory will raise you
On the Last Day to prove
God’s Only Son died for me and you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 11, 2011 @ 5:43 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-12-2011

Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this Scripture passage, he proclaimed Jesus to him. Acts 8:35

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has Eternal Life. I am the Bread of Life. John 6:47-48

Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 66 & John 6:44-51

In Acts today, we find Philip being instructed by an Angel to approach an Ethiopian eunuch who was returning to his homeland after a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He is said to be “a court official of the Candace, that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury.” Before we learn of Philip’s Holy Spirit filled instruction, I would like to explain what a “eunuch” is and how they were considered necessary to accomplish acts of service for various people of authority. A eunuch was a man who was castrated usually at an early age to keep them from having urges to complete a bloodline of their own and therefore was considered very trusting when it came to keeping the women of the rulers happy. They had no family ties and therefore were considered more trusting. Many cultures used this type of process as a way of punishment to turn their subjects into loyal servants. The Ethiopian eunuch Philip approached was reading Isaiah 53:7-8 and asked Philip what this passage meant. After explaining that it was Jesus the Prophet Isaiah was foretelling, the Ethiopian eunuch asked to be baptized by Philip when they came across some water on their travel and disappeared after accomplishing his task of sharing the Christ’s Truth.

The Jews were trying to figure out what Jesus meant by saying “for the Bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives Life to the world” and the Jews related to this as Him saying “I am the Bread that came down from heaven.” Obviously, many people today have just as much trouble relating this to their belief in Jesus because it is hard for anyone to understand how one’s own flesh and blood can be consumed let alone be given by a man who was still in their midst. Many a disciple left Christ’s side that day and note He did call anyone back by saying “oh, I just meant that figuratively.” The teaching of Jesus is very clear: “Amen, amen I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood you do not have Life within you. Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has Eternal Life and I will raise him up on the last day. For My Flesh is True Food and My Blood is True Drink. Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood remains in Me and I in him” (John 6:53-56).

Paul in 1 Corinthians states, “For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is My Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant in My Blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the Body and Blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 It is not our place as followers of His Truth to question His Commands in consuming His Body and Blood. It our duty to share His Truth with the world to live in communion with Him in all things just as the “Mission for the Love of God Worldwide” is shared by over 1.5 million people worldwide to consecrate everything, our lives, our families, our towns and cities and our world on the hands of God asking Him for His love and protection. You can learn more about their mission at www.fortheloveofgodworldwide.org .

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we keep a vigilant prayer for Augie Silva. Please heal him and bring peace to his family and friends. We pray today to always seek to live Your Son’s Gospel in every aspect of our lives and consume His Body and Blood worthily LORD. We pray we will consecrate every moment of our lives to live in Your Glory. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

Forever Life to Dare

The LORD will draw you
To Him to live
A life of Truth to succeed
Fruitful charity to give

On the last day be raised
My Truth you must share
Guided by My Word
Consecrated with care

Eternal in belief
No worries to dare
Complete trust in Me
Forever life to dare

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 12, 2011 @ 5:13 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-13-2011

He stayed some days with the Disciples in Damascus, and he began at once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. Acts 9:19b-20

Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood remains in Me and I in him. John 6:56

Acts 9:1-20, Psalm 117 & John 6:52-59

One day you’ll be walking along and suddenly a Light from above blinds you and the voice of God rings aloud, “My child, why are you forsaking My Name for pleasures of self and persecuting My Children?” You fall to the ground unable to see and your mind races. God has pierced your soul and your entire life flashes before your eyes. You feel your entire life was wasted on selfish acts of lust, greed and sin and your Maker has taken your sight as His just punishment. He offers you a deal: become a Child of God and surrender your life to His Son’s Truth to practice, pray and proclaim to everyone you meet the Redemption God brought to the earth until your last dying breath.

We are living in times that are uncertain filled with fear our ability to love our Father will be taken away from us reminds me of when God struck down the lead oppressor of Christ’s movement and filled his heart with His Truth to revert his soul for His Purpose. When Saul was persecuting the Church and those who believe Jesus is the Son of God, he was a child of the world and didn’t understand the Truth of God’s Will for his life or humanity. All of this changed on the road to Damascus and Saul became Paul proclaiming Jesus is the Son of God. He gained a tongue filled with the Holy Spirit and his silent hateful heart became Christ-filled to accomplish the Will of God dedicating himself to the love and protection of God the Father of all mankind becoming a Child of God.

Today, too many of us Christians have become silent in our approach to an ever changing Secular world. We must unite to proclaim the Love of God Worldwide and band our strengths in numbers to overcome the oppression of people trying to remove God from our daily life, our families and our history the entire world is feeling today. By our silence we have allowed the views of the few to shadow the Truth of God and we must seek to pull ourselves together to prove the views of the majority are the rightful desires of mankind to be thankful for God’s love of all humanity. We must approach this mission with an everlasting determination and share God’s love by the Truth His Son brought to the world giving us life Eternal.

Just as the living Father sent Me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on Me will have life because of Me.” John 6:57 Our mission is to share this amazing Truth God brought to the world which gives us life Eternal. We must stop offending God by our silence and stop evil from spreading. We must awake each day and pursue God in all things bringing together people to practice our faith by studying Scripture, praying unceasingly over everything we do and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ with an abundant zealous commitment of honoring God in all things. Our world is in need of the “Mission for the Love of God Worldwide” to stop the silence and dedicate our lives to keeping God in our world. Please share your love of loving Christ by joining their movement at www.fortheloveofgodworldwide.org . Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray for the healing of Augie Silva. Please heal his body to keep him working for You. We pray today for the Mission of “For the Love of God Worldwide” to stop our silence as your faithful ones and change our lukewarm attitude into an attitude of honoring You LORD in all things. Bring us together God to live in Truth for Your Glory. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Mission For the Love of God Worldwide

Silent No More- Consecrated Prayer of Belief

Confusing hearts rule us
Silence as hate dwells
In the minds of souls everywhere
A case to send humanity to hell

Iniquity of God must change
By our hearts in prayer to see
God’s love is Eternally guiding
Consecrated prayer is our Truthful need

Form groups of the faithful
To pray unceasingly
For our homes, cities and nations
For the love of all Humanity

Our intentions are Truth in living
Ask God for protection and His love
Stop offending the God of Redemption
Be washed by His Son’s Blood

Join together to stop the persecution
Of living void of His Decrees
His Commandments are Truth to guide us
Changing lives in all our societies

Surrender to a daily life
Of Truth unconditionally
The Will of God to live
Silence no more to breed

Our Mission is everlasting
His Truth to guide our need
The Love of God Worldwide
Consecrated prayer of belief

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 13, 2011 @ 4:44 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-14-2011

Then they prayed, You, Lord, Who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two You have chosen. Acts 1:24

As the Father loves Me, so I also love you. Remain in My love. John 15:9

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26, Psalm 113 & John 15:9-17

The Acts of the Apostles is Luke’s second volume of Biblical history he wrote to establish a timeline of Christ’s foretold life, death and resurrection in the Old Testament. Today we learn of the choosing of a replacement Apostle to replace Judas who Luke described as being killed in a fall on the property he supposedly purchased with the money from handing of Jesus over to the Jews instead of the hanging as described in Matthew 27:5. The replacement Apostle chosen was Matthias and Luke’s description of the necessity of this replacement Apostle represented the Twelve Tribes of Israel as symbolic number to complete and continue the mission of Christ’s message of love.

Jesus describes the love He has given is also the love His Father has given Him to accomplish the Redemption of Souls for all mankind by His life, death and resurrection. Jesus reminds them He will always be with them just as the Father was always with Him as He lived and preached the Truth of Salvation telling them to remain in Him as He is in the Father and to keep the commandments. “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become My disciples. As the Father loves Me, so I also love you. Remain in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.” John 15:8-10

As I continue to understand the Mission For the Love of God Worldwide, I as all of us must first understand our Father’s love before we can understand anything about loving ourselves so we may value this gift of love and life from the Father. This is absolutely the greatest gift the Father has given mankind that we are Children of God twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and we must act as children who are seeking to understand the meaning of life through our experiences of Free Will to grasp in our hearts by the end of our lives to love our God completely. Only then will we understand the citizenship of eternity to love one another as He has loved us. Regain the identity as Children of God and stop selling your soul for the things of this world to share your love of loving Christ Jesus. Learn more about the “Mission for the Love of God Worldwide” at www.fortheloveofgodworldwide.org.

So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we continue our steadfast prayers for Augie Silva. We believe LORD You have a plan for Him to complete and we ask You to lay Your healing hands upon His body and feed Him Your healing grace. Keep us courageous afraid of nothing to accomplish Your Will as we pray to share the love of You anyplace, anywhere and anytime as the Mission For the Love of God Worldwide continues to wake up humanity and be silent no more. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

All You Ask Will Be Given to You

You know I love you
As a father loves his own
Our Father of Eternity
Guided His Son home

My commandments you will live
The laws of life to be
Fruitful for all the world
Peace and love for humanity

This joy will complete you
Sustainable life in Truth
Not a hair will go uncounted
Walk daily in Him for proof

Your love for one another completes Me
I tell you the Father does approve
My commandment of life to gain you
Eternal Life of happiness to use

All of this I heard from My Father
Only choice I made to choose
Ask in My Father’s Name to be given
All you ask will be given to you

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 14, 2011 @5:07 AM EST

 

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-15-2011

For it is the Will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people. 1 Peter 2:15

 

If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God. 1 Peter 2:20b

 

A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.John 10:10

 

Acts 2:14a, 36-41, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:20b-25 & John 10:1-10

 

There comes a time in everyone’s life that we must declare ourselves to God and end the silence associated with the ignorance of avoiding God’s Truth and live to accomplish the Will of God in all things by doing what is right and avoiding things that are wrong. As most of you know, the Secular world chooses to live without God and therefore they are living scandalous lives by their behavior that constitutes just a small portion of the human race while the many have become silent too afraid for some reason to stand up and be recognized as Christians because many have believed they will be labeled as fanatics. While God tells us He provides us grace to be patient in what we suffer for doing what is good, He also calls to action to live the Gospel and share His Truth with the world. Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:13

 

Can there really be a future without God? Why have Christians become silent in our approach to live the Will of God? Did not Jesus say to the Disciples before He Ascended to Heaven in Mark 16:15, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” Jesus didn’t say sit around and wait for my Second Coming. He said “proclaim the Gospel (TRUTH) to every creature.” We the Gospel Army must pick up our weapon of choice (His Word) and make disciples of every person throughout the world just as Jesus proclaimed in Matthew 28:18-20, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

 

Jesus explains today in John 10 that while the Pharisees did not recognize the voice of God in Jesus, the Children of God will just as the blind man did when he listened and believed and was healed seeing Jesus as the Son of Man. If we are to live as Children of God and share the Love of God Worldwide, we must be willing to be proactive in our approach and overcome the secular needs of the few and boldly proclaim the Gospel by the many and revise our world as a thankful race to God Almighty. When we love our love of Christ, we will share the Truth of Action living the Gospel in faith, charity and love to Glorify the LORD in all things becoming true Children of God. You can learn more about the Mission For the Love of God Worldwide at www.fortheloveofgodworldwide.org.

 

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

 

Even the Blind Can Witness Internally

We must all enter through The Gate

The Sheppard will open to receive His fate

Climb over the top and act as a thief

Labeled as a robber who is ugly and weak

 

If you listen intently you can hear His voice

He calls in the night and provides you a choice

Follow Him as the sheep in a herd

Never living life in a silent absurd

 

He is the True Gatekeeper of Life

Before Him were thieves of the night

They steal and kill securing their plight

Hell is their door closed in their sight

 

My Soul is here for all to see

Even the blind can witness internally

The shine of Love I have for Life

A true humanitarian guided by God’s Light

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 15, 2011 @ 6:51 AM EST

 

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