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🙏 ️My Faith: 📖 Hearing Directly from God
🍏 My Health: Mosquitos, Malaria, and BugBGone
🦁 Mighty Man: Nathan French - It’s Not Meant to be a Secret
✝️ Bible Verse of the Week: John 10:27
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Hearing Directly from God 📖🔮
Today we gather to explore a profound and deeply personal aspect of our relationship with God: the experience of hearing directly from Him, whether through the voice of His Holy Spirit or the conviction that resonates within our soul.
The Expectation of Hearing God's Voice
Scripture: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." - John 10:27
We must understand first that God's desire is to commune with His creation. He is not a distant deity, but a loving Father who yearns to speak to His children.
The Methods God Uses to Speak
Scripture: "All Scripture is breathed out by God..." - 2 Timothy 3:16
God speaks to us through His Holy Word, the Bible. He also uses the inner witness of the Holy Spirit, circumstances, the counsel of godly men and women, and even dreams and visions.
The Importance of Discernment
Scripture: "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." - John 14:26
Not every voice or impression we experience is from God. It is vital to discern God's voice from our own thoughts or even from the enemy's deceptions. This discernment comes through an intimate relationship with God, grounded in prayer and steeped in Scripture.
The Willingness to Obey
Scripture: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." - John 14:15
Hearing God is not a mere religious experience; it's a call to action. When God speaks, He calls us to respond in obedience. The voice of God is not simply to comfort but to transform, to challenge, to build, and to send.
The Assurance of God's Love
Scripture: "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39
As we strive to hear God's voice, let us not forget the assurance of His unchanging love. He speaks to guide, to correct, to encourage, but always in love.
In conclusion, let us be people who not only seek to hear from God but are willing to respond in faith and obedience. May our hearts be ever attuned to His voice, our minds grounded in His Word, and our lives a reflection of His love and grace.
Avoid Bill Gates Mosquitoes
The more I learned, the more I watched, the more determined I was to find a solution. Let’s back up to the 30,000 foot level and talk about mosquitoes and the transmission of diseases.
Mosquitoes are known for their ability to spread various diseases, and understanding how this happens is crucial, especially in the context of health solutions. Here’s a fascinating 3D video that shows how mosquitos spread Malaria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reKlLpbTHFs
Here's an overview of how mosquitoes spread diseases:
1. Biting an Infected Host:
Mosquitoes become carriers of a disease when they bite an infected host, such as a human or animal carrying a virus, parasite, or bacteria. The mosquito ingests the pathogen along with the blood meal.
2. Pathogen Replication:
Once inside the mosquito, the pathogen may undergo a replication or development phase. This can happen in different parts of the mosquito's body, such as the gut or salivary glands.
3. Transmission to a New Host:
When the mosquito bites another host, the pathogen can be transmitted through the mosquito's saliva, entering the new host's bloodstream.
4. Spread of Disease:
Once inside the new host, the pathogen can multiply and cause disease. The symptoms and severity of the disease depend on the specific pathogen.
Common Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes:
Malaria: Caused by Plasmodium parasites, transmitted mainly by Anopheles mosquitoes.
Dengue Fever: Caused by the dengue virus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
Zika Virus: Also transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus: Transmitted by Culex mosquitoes.
Yellow Fever: Another disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
YIKES! Now Learn About This:
Months after a Bill Gates tech start-up called Oxitec released billions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild, mosquitoes across the US are testing positive to extremely rare and deadly viruses, some of which were eradicated decades ago, and others which have never before been reported in the United States.
Here are a couple of Videos that I recommend you watch. And as I always recommend - do your own research. Don’t believe anything I say, the videos say… research for yourself and make your own conclusions.
Prevention and Control:
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Nathan French - It’s Not Meant to be a Secret
In our Mighty Man segment this week, we are highlighting an individual whose relationship with God and his pursuit of spiritual understanding has inspired many: Nathan French, the author of the influential book "It’s Not Meant to be a Secret. God speaks directly to you."
Early Life and Spiritual Journey
Nathan French was not always a prominent figure in Christian circles. His early life was marked by a sincere search for meaning and a desire to connect with the divine. This search led him down various paths, but it was his personal encounter with the living God that changed his life forever.
A Transformative Experience
One day, in a moment of prayer and meditation, Nathan felt a deep, overwhelming connection with God. This was not merely a fleeting emotion but a profound experience that opened his spiritual ears to hear directly from the Lord. This encounter became a turning point in his life and set him on a course to share what he had learned with others.
Writing "Hearing Directly from God"
Filled with a new understanding and a burning passion to help others connect with God in a personal and real way, Nathan began to write his book, "It’s Not Meant to be a Secret." The book is not merely a theological treatise but a practical guide filled with personal anecdotes, biblical insights, and step-by-step methods to tune into God's voice.
Impact on Others
Nathan's book has become a beacon for many who are seeking a more profound relationship with God. His humble approach, combined with deep spiritual insights, has resonated with people from all walks of life. The stories and principles he shares have helped countless individuals recognize God's voice in their own lives and respond to His guidance.
Nathan's impact doesn't stop at his book. He continues to minister, teach, and inspire through speaking engagements, workshops, and personal mentorship. His dedication to helping others hear from God has made him a respected and sought-after speaker in churches and conferences worldwide.
Nathan French stands as a testament to what is possible when one opens their heart to God's voice. His journey from spiritual seeker to influential author and speaker is a powerful reminder that God is actively speaking to us, waiting for us to tune in, listen, and respond. His book "It’s Not Meant to be a Secret" is more than just a reading experience; it's an invitation to a transformative relationship with the Creator of the universe.
May we all be inspired by Nathan's story to seek God with open hearts and attentive ears, for He is indeed speaking to each one of us. Here is a some links to his website:
John 10:27 ESV "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
The words of our Lord Jesus Christ ring clear and true through the ages, speaking to the hearts of believers across all generations. In John 10:27, Christ portrays Himself as the Good Shepherd, a role filled with tenderness, guidance, and an intimate understanding of His sheep.
Hearing the Shepherd's Voice
"My sheep hear my voice," Jesus proclaims. But what does it mean to hear His voice? It is more than mere sound reaching our ears; it is a spiritual understanding, an awareness, an attentive obedience to the Divine call. To hear Christ's voice is to be in a relationship with Him, to recognize His promptings, and to heed His directions.
Being Known by the Shepherd
"I know them," Jesus continues. This knowledge goes beyond mere recognition. It speaks of an intimate acquaintance, a loving understanding of our very essence. Our Good Shepherd knows our strengths and weaknesses, our joys and sorrows, our victories and failures. And He loves us still.
Following the Shepherd
Lastly, Jesus tells us that His sheep "follow me." Following implies action, commitment, and surrender. It is not a stagnant state but a dynamic, ongoing relationship. To follow Christ is to walk in His ways, to pursue righteousness, to love as He loved, to bear our cross daily.
The Call to Intimacy
John 10:27 is not just a poetic metaphor; it's a call to an intimate, living relationship with our Savior. Are we hearing His voice amid the clamor of the world? Do we know Him, and more importantly, are we known by Him? Are we following Him, not just in word but in deed and truth?
May we take to heart the profound truths wrapped in this simple verse. Let us strive to hear our Shepherd's voice, to know Him and be known by Him, and to follow Him all the days of our lives.
In the loving relationship with our Good Shepherd, we find security, guidance, and eternal life. It is a relationship worth cultivating, worth surrendering to, worth giving our all.
Let us pray, asking the Lord to open our ears to His voice, our hearts to His love, and our lives to His guidance. May we be faithful sheep, ever attentive to our Good Shepherd. Amen.
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