Transition: Believe it or NOT Part 3 – Christ’s Disciples

6 07 2017

TransitionWe are in a series called Transition believe it or not! Today we will be looking at the transition of the disciples found in Matthew 16:21-23 as they heard the future and responded to the news of their transition.

Here is the text from Matthew 16:

21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”
23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men.”

 

Clearly, they were in shock when Jesus told them what he was going to face as he went to apostlesJerusalem. They look at him as their Messiah, their Savior and how could this happen after all he was the Son of God. Still in shock, Peter who was probably the oldest of the disciples, spoke for the group rebuked him saying “God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you.”

Transition is tough and sometimes we, like the disciples are going to protest and even reject it. It takes time to get our heads around the idea of transition.  And sometimes even when we have time to accept the truth of transition when the time is upon us we will strike out as Peter did in the garden cutting off the guards ear, trying to control the chain of events which will cause the transition we know is suppose to happen.

Join me next time as we look at Jesus as he faces his transition in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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Righteousness, Key to the Kingdom of Heaven!

12 08 2016

10606784_sWe are in a series about the Kingdom of Heaven. Last time we looked at the poor in spirit and today we are looking further in Matthew 5 at the Kingdom of Heaven and righteousness.

 

Righteousness is a major key in functioning in the Kingdom of Heaven. As we look at righteousness and the Kingdom of Heaven through Matthew 5 there are three verses which we will focus on as a group.

 

They are:

 

Mat 5:10:  Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mat_5:19:  Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others righteousnessaccordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mat_5:20:  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

In these verses we see three aspects of righteousness that were key in the day’s of the apostles and they are key for us today. They are the persecution & righteousness, verse 10,  teaching and righteousness verse 19 and models of righteousness in our day, verse 20.

 

In the next three posts we will be camping on righteousness to understand the importance of this vital key in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

I leave you with you with the Webster’s definition of righteousness: acting rightly, according to what is right.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Poor in Spirit – Kingdom of Heaven – part 3

5 08 2016

10606784_sWe are in a series about the Kingdom of Heaven. Today we are looking at the poor in Spirit!

 

Jesus speaking in Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

At first glance these words blessed and poor seem to be polar opposites. They are use by our Messiah to awakens us to the truth we are all poor in spirit. We are not the spiritual giants we want to be, we are not God and yet the kingdom of heaven belongs to us.

 

Our Lord and Savior wanted us to know God isn’t looking for spiritual giants. He isn’t looking for everyone to be a Billy or Franklin Graham, or a Mother Teresa or a Cindy Jacobs. God is looking for the Susie the homemakers and the Joe the handyman’s who know they need a relationship with God and are willing to seek Everyday family cologeHim with all their hearts.

 

Our Messiah said to us, it is okay to mourn and it is okay to be meek. It is okay to hunger and thirst for righteousness and to be merciful. To have a pure heart and to be a peacemaker of great value in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

In this day and age of the Hillary Clinton’s and the Donald Trump’s God is using these words to say to us, be who I created you to be for the Kingdom of Heaven belong to you!

 

Join me next time when we continue looking at the Kingdom of Heaven from Matthew 5 and the key of righteousness.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is Near!

29 07 2016

10606784_sWe are in a new series about the Kingdom of Heaven. Today we are looking at how repentance is key to the kingdom of heaven coming near!

 

Matthew writes: From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Matthew 4:17

 

Let’s set the stage, in the beginning of chapter 4 Yeshua had been tempted by Satan in the desert, then upon his return he learned of John the Baptist jailing. As a man, think of all the emotions he was feeling. He did the best thing, and stepped away.

 

Yeshua could have chosen to be mad at man, mad at God or mad at Satan. He chose to do12490293_s none of the above. Yeshua knew he had to stay focused. We forget that, choosing instead to walk into anger and away from the kingdom of Heaven, as we break relationship with  our God. Remembering even righteous anger turns into sinful behavior.

 

I say all this because in these days people (including those who are believers) are going to do things which you have the right to be angry about, because they wronged you, or hurt someone you care about.

 

It is not if we will get angry, for even Yeshua revealed his anger toward the money changers in the temple. But when your anger turns into sinful behavior, repent and walk back into relationship with God for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

 

Join me next time when we look at the Kingdom of Heaven from Matthew 5:3 and the poor in spirit

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.

 

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How Committed are You, part 4

17 06 2016

12755593_sWe are in the series, How committed are you? As we close this series, I realize that as readers you might be left with a question to ponder. What is revelational knowledge? So today we are going to talk about revelational knowledge before we begin our new series next time on Kingdom of Heaven where revelational knowledge is key to moving forward.

What is revelational knowledge? Using the Webster’s dictionary we find that revelation is the act of revealing or communicating divine truth. Others might consider it more of an enlightenment or astonish disclosure.

Much of the bible is the result of revelational knowledge. No human was with God during creation. God himself revealedOregon Coast to man, “His spirit hovered over the surface of the water” and His creation of light.

Revelational knowledge changes us, empowers us and causes us to strike out into paths we would never alone have walked.

It was spoken of Yeshua, in Heb 12:2  “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”. It was the revelational knowledge which allowed him to finish well and sit at the right hand of God.

As you ponder revelational knowledge, remember we are by God’s design being pressed, stretched and finally torn, so that the dross of the old season will disappear!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie


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Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to MaturityCheck out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

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How Committed are You?

1 04 2016

12755593_sToday we begin a new blog series, How committed are you? In this new season, we all must assess how committed we are to our God and following His plans for our lives.

Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one in covenant with me, blind like the servant of the LORD?  You have seen many things, but you pay no attention; your ears are open, but you do not listen.”

Isa 42:19 – 20

In this passage the Lord is speaking to His people Israel who were supposed to be in a committed relationship with Him and willing to follow His plans in their lives, but clearly if you read on, they weren’t as committed to Him and He was to them.

Like Israel, you and I can take our relationship with the Lord and His plans us for granted. We can read our bible, go to church and yes even pray as if they were all part of a grand Christian check list, instead of that place where God releases His plans and strategies.  This is a new day and a new season. Do you hear the Lord calling you into a greater level of relationship? Are you willing to be fed and equipped with new manna you will need to enter new territories where you have never been before?

Join me next time as we explore how we as His servants can become deaf.

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie


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Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to MaturityCheck out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

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How to MOVE in this new season, Part 5

25 03 2016

moveThis is the fifth post in our series How to MOVE in this new season.  Today we are unpacking the E for Equipped in our acrostic MOVE.

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2Ti 3:16

 

To be equipped is to be furnished with something, others would use the word provision.

In 2 Timothy 3 we see God thoroughly equipping the servant of God with the gospel for every good work. In the Old Testament we see the people of God equipped for  physical battle. In every case when the people of God are thoroughly equipped, they are fully prepared for the task at hand.

In this season we need to be ready for God to furnish those things we need. Currently I have been asking for strategies in how to move forward for the Oregon Tabernacle Tent (OTT) as well as for Complete Joy Ministries.

I was praying for God’s strategy for how to re-brand OTT since the vinyl lettering I had putOTT logo on last year came coming off. In faith I removed the rest of the lettering and chose to wait for God to reveal what we should do. In the most unlikely place a man I knew gave me a name of a christian seamstress who can do the job and she is only about 3 miles from my office, so no need to take it down to Salem which is 50 miles away!

Watching for how God will equip the work He has called you do is the final key to our movement in this and any season. When you are equipped to do the work of service movement will be easier and you will find the job goes much more smoothly than if you walk forward ahead of God without His equipping!

Don’t worry or move into anxiousness as you wait to be equipped, because tomorrow God may equip you and call you to move!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie


Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
   CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.  

Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductible donation by credit card through Paypal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to MaturityCheck out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

Beyond completejoy.org  

On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.

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