A Man Named Jesus

person at crossI was walking down a road called self-destruction, when I encountered a Man who was and is like no other. His name was Jesus Christ. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word. He knew everything there was to know about me; He knew me better than I knew myself. He knew the good; the bad and the ugly yet He never condemned me or made me feel ashamed of the bad choices I made. He Loved me…anyway.

The more time I spent with Him, the more I saw how deep and wide His love was for me. A Love unfailing, unwavering and everlasting. I’ve never felt this loved before. There was so much He wanted to give me, so much He had planned for me. Salvation, healing, peace, joy through His righteousness. He offered me freedom from my past and my pain. Forgiveness and the courage to forgive.

This Jesus took my heavy luggage, that contained all of my burdens and hurts and He handed me His. Surprisingly it was so light and easy. This was just a fraction of the gifts He offered me. There was so much more, more than my heart and mind can contain. I had nothing to offer Him except for a believing heart and a mouth that confesses and shares with others that He is who He says He is! Savior and Lover of our souls. This was more than enough for Him.

A Man named Jesus. A Man without spot or wrinkle who shed His righteous blood for the redemption of all of our sins, sickness and diseases. The only One who was willing and worthy to fulfill the will of the Almighty God. A Man like no other. He met me in my fallen state; touched me and transformed me into His image from glory to glory…to glory. Would you like to meet this Man named Jesus?

A Salvation Prayer


Then pray with me. Father God in Heaven, thank you for loving me so much that you willingly gave up your Beloved Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. He took all of my sins, death and punishment into His own body and nailed it all to the cross. Better yet, He rose conquering death and the grave with salvation and complete healing in His wings. He did this so that I may become a son/daughter of the Almighty God, the righteousness of God in Christ. Today I receive Your Son Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord and I receive You as my Father and my God. Come into my heart; fill me with your Holy Spirit. I say goodbye to the old me and embrace the new creation that I am in Jesus. In Jesus name. Amen.

Welcome child of God, to Jesus’ Beloved Family 🙂

Falling In Love With Jesus

One of my favorite questions I like to ask believers is this: “Tell me about the moment you fell in love with Jesus?” I’ve heard some amazing stories that truly touched my heart. With every testimony I found myself saying, Wow! How great is our God!  The Lord just recently opened my eyes to the most fascinating part of my query. He showed me the common thread in each love story. Each person I spoke to shared that their introduction to this relationship began with them hearing about Jesus.

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17 .

There was a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She spent all she had going to various doctors but instead of getting better she got worse. When she heard about Jesus, she sought Him out in a crowd. She thought if she could just touch the hem of His clothing she would be healed. She did and immediately her pain and bleeding stopped. See Mark 5:25-34

The woman with the issue of blood, heard about Jesus and this led not only to her healing but to  a face-to-face encounter with Him. Jesus Himself called this once bound woman and social outcast, Daughter and a woman of faith before a huge crowd. Do you see the pattern? Faith comes by hearing the word about Christ. Speech precedes hearing. You have to speak in order to be heard.

A Word that Saves

The apostles were warned not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus Acts 4:18-20. Those who opposed them witnessed the power of that Name yet they commanded Peter and John not to speak it. Why does the world fear that Name being spoken? Perhaps it’s because the name of Jesus brings life, change and a freedom that cannot be manipulated or contained. Every time Peter and John testified about Jesus’ death and Resurrection, souls were saved, lives were changed, the sick miraculously healed. Ordinary men and women became extraordinary upon being filled with the Holy Spirit. The Apostles built up the kingdom of God simply by testifying to those who were before them about Jesus.

They spoke about it, wrote about it and lives were saved and forever changed because of one name….Jesus.

When you’re in love that  person becomes the center of all of your conversations because they’re inside your heart. You can’t stop thinking about them  and talking about them. You just want to share your joy with whomever is willing to listen to you. Are you in love with Jesus, the apostles certainly were. They believed so strongly in this love that they were willing to endure persecution and face death just to share that love with someone else.

As believers and ministers of Love we have an opportunity to play “cupid” in this epic love story. Just lift up the name of  Jesus into the hearing of others and He’ll do the rest. Your love mission, if you choose to accept it is this: To share the unfailing love of Jesus to every person God brings in your path.  Talk about Him, write about Him, find that moment to drop that name into someone’s hearing. You can be as creative as you want to be with it. I wore a “You Need Jesus” t-shirt and boy did that make for some interesting conversations about Jesus. 🙂 So if we are to be ministers of love, if we’re in fact in love with Him  then , what should proceed from our mouth? That word that led to our falling in love with Him. That name that is above all names, the only name that saves, sets free, builds up faith  and heals completelyJesus.

Do you remember when your first fell in love with Jesus?


We’d love to hear your story. 🙂

-A Kingdom Princess

 

 

 

 

 

Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

purposeEverything in creation has a purpose. The sun and the moon have a purpose. Our oceans, the animals, the trees all serve a purpose. The organs, nerves and cells of your body all serve a defined purpose. What are you doing for the kingdom of God?

If the smallest insect serves a purpose, if the wind, something you can not see has a purpose, surely you child of God, you have a purpose. What are you doing for the kingdom of God? I know what you’re thinking,this isn’t a good time for me, I don’t have a degree, I have no experience. I don’t have the finances, my life is a mess right now. Answer me this, name one person in the bible whom God used with a degree in theology. Name one with a perfect resume, a perfect life, name one that had it together when God called them. The only qualifications the Father is looking for is a willing heart. You see when the Spirit of God is with you and in you; that same power that raised Christ from the grave, you don’t need a Masters or a PhD. You don’t need a six figure bank account. The only letters and numbers you need are G-O-D, He’s number one!

In the kingdom of God there’s only one thing that is needed and that’s Him. It’s only through Him your going to build that ark, through Him your going to set His people free. It is only through Him that the vision for your life will be fulfilled. Please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying, I’m not trying to down those of you who have these things. I applaud your achievements but see it not as self promotion, see it as a divine placement, a platform to spread God’s word. Ask yourself, how can I use this achievement to promote the kingdom of God?

You who are heaven bound, sons and daughters of the Most High are you willing to serve? What are you doing for the kingdom of God?

Jesus walked this earth with a purpose and when He hung on that cross, beaten, bruised and wounded. He who was without sin became sin so that we can live…life…free, the righteousness of God in Christ. With His last breath on that cross Christ declared, “It is finished!” I don’t know about you but when I take my last breath I want to be able to say, “We did it Father, all that you asked me to do, it’s done. My purpose was fulfilled. Thank you for using me!”

What are you doing for the Kingdom of God? What is your purpose?  What gifts do you bring to the king? If you don’t know what it is.. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”Matthew 7:7-12

Writing is the gift that God has given me, I submit myself as His pen. Whatever He places on my heart, I write and share. Every person reading this post has a purpose, every child of God on this earth has a divine purpose.  You know the will of the Father is to see that none perish. Christ came to set those bound by hurt, shame and sin…free.  He laid down His life so that we may have life lived abundantly. He is that life. As believers it is our task to share that life and light to the bound, lost, and broken. Are you willing to lay down your life for them? Will you take up the cross and share  Christ.

My Prayer For You


 

There is this consistent theme in the bible. Throughout scripture, God uses people to express His love and fulfill His will through. God needs you. I have one favor to ask of you, seek God about His Plan. Ask Him what He would have you to do for His Kingdom. What gifts can you bring to His table.  It is my prayer that  God will reveal your purpose to you.

May God bless you and reveal His heart to you. Amen.


 

 

 

Celebrating Dr. Myles Munroe

I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the life and ministry of Dr. Myles Munroe. Though I did not know him personally, he was my spiritual father/mentor on earth. I got saved in his church, that was the best day of my life and I’ve been saved for over 17 years now! About 7-yrs ago I was inspired by the Kingdom Message.  God placed a desire in me  to become a writer for His Kingdom and pursue ministry in Alaska.

I’m in shock and a bit sad with the passing of Dr. Munroe, his wife and members of his beloved ministry team. I’m also inspired and my soul rejoices in the Lord because I was reminded by my husband and partner in ministry that Dr. Munroe accomplished what he desired to do and that was to die empty.

Dying Empty

Dr. Munroe said that the richest place in the world is the graveyard. He said that in those graveyards lie, cures for diseases, potential doctors, teachers, inventors, writers, inspiring music and great works of art. Countless ideas that died with  people who did not or could not pursue them. That is why he said with God’s help, he wanted to die empty and I believe he did. I believe he fulfilled every task God placed on his heart. God used him to draw many to Christ, my husband and I included and he did it with a great passion and sincere  desire for people to intimately know our Heavenly Father.

I believe that right now there is a beautiful homecoming taking place in the heavenly realm. I believe that our brother in Christ, his wife and travel companions are beholding the Lamb of God and hearing those words we all desire to hear…

“Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”Matthew 25:21

Let us be reminded as we lift up the family members in prayer that  we do not mourn as the world does and this was not beyond God’s control. I believe that Myles and all who was with him have finished the race and are in the arms of the Lord. Let us pray that the joy of the Lord will be the strength for all those who feel this loss. I pray that His Peace would allow us to rejoice, for our Father has done  and will continue to do great things amongst His children.

Father God I pray for the children and loved ones of our brothers and sisters in Christ . I pray that Your Grace, Peace and Comfort  be multiplied to the families and all who mourn their earthly departure and rejoice in their heavenly arrival.  In Jesus name. Amen.

This Is Our Hope


 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.

Thank you Father God for such a blessed life and ministry. May the seeds brother Myles planted continue to take root, flourish and draw many more to You. We will meet again Friends of God.

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Your Testimony

Many  of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him [Jesus] because of the woman’s testimony,  “He told me everything I ever did.” John 4:39 John 4:38-40 (in Context) John 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

A Testimony: a firsthand authentication of a fact;evidence.

The deadliest killer of hope is silence. When we hold back our testimony we shut the door of hope on the next person.

Our silence is deadly but our testimonies are powerful. It is through our testimony’s that Christ is revealed. When Christ is revealed hearts are transformed, faith grows, hope is raised and lives are changed. The story of the Samaritan Woman (John 4) is one of my favorite stories in the bible for it beautifully displays the power of our testimonies and the heart transformation that takes place when Christ is revealed to a person. She began as a social outcast, divorced by five men and living with a man who is not her husband. Seeking water at Jacob’s well at the high noon hour, a time where she could avoid the stares and comments of the townspeople who avoid the heat of the noon day. There she met a man named Jesus who told her everything she ever did yet, He did not judge her or condemn her but asked her for a drink and offered her the drink of living water. Jesus said to her, whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.-John 4:14 In this account of Jesus’ ministry the Samaritan Woman is the first person Jesus revealed Himself too as the Messiah, no parables, no riddles, just Him.

The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am He. John 4:25-26

 

From Social Outcast to Minister of the New Covenant: The Transformation.  Leaving her water jug behind (imagine how filled and complete she felt) she boldly goes into the town to a people with whom she was once too ashamed to face, to share her experience with Christ. Her ministry was effective because scripture says that many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of her testimony. One woman’s testimony was the catalyst that drew an entire town of believers to Christ.

Your testimony, Men and Women of God, is the greatest gift you can give this world.

Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well

If Great Men Give Up

I had a heartfelt talk with my son the other day. He said, “Mom when I decided to take some initiative and  did my own research instead of using the info and links my teacher gave me, I failed the assignment.” He then asked, “What’s the point of even trying to do more or reach higher if I’m only going to fail in the end?”

I asked him what if all the great men and women in the world gave up after their first failed attempt. What if the Wright Brothers gave up after their first failed attempt at flying, then we wouldn’t have flight.

First flight of the Wright Flyer I, December 1...
First flight of the Wright Flyer I, December 17, 1903, Orville piloting, Wilbur running at wingtip. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What if scientist gave up at their first failed attempt to create a cure for the world’s diseases?

What if Christ gave up after being, denied, betrayed and rejected, then there would be no hope in this world and hope is the fuel that drives us.

We need to take a page from Jacob, despite wrestling with God till dawn and being struck in his hip, he refused to let go, he had a spirit that said I will not let you go until you bless me and God blessed him and changed his name to Israel which means,(who prevails with God). Jacob refused to let go despite the fight, the setbacks, the pain and struggle (Genesis 32:22-28).

God has placed gifts, vision and greatness in all of us, we all have a purpose in life to fulfill and we can’t allow fear or failure to stop us “For God has not given us a spirit of fear (or defeat), but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2Timothy 1:7. Could you imagine what the world would be like if great men and great women like you gave up? I imagine it would be a world not worth living in. I encourage you to keep pursuing your God-given dreams and passions. Don’t give up.

Mother’s Day

MOTHER’S DAY

On behalf of my Chief Editor, Jesus Christ, and I,  I would like to celebrate all  Women and wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother’s day. Whether you are single or married, young or perfectly seasoned, with or without child we celebrate you all as mothers for you are all nurturers, carriers, fruit bearers and givers of life.

 You are blessed (like Sarah) “I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her” Gen 17:16

You are prophets and leaders (like Deborah) “Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.” Judges 5:7

 You are effective prayer warriors (like Hannah) “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.” 1Sam 2:1

 You are more than a pretty face; you are brave and courageous (like Esther) “I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16)

 You are smart, savvy, purposed filled woman (like the Proverbs 31 Woman) “She is worth far more than rubies.” (Prov 31:10)

 You are a vessel for God (like the Woman at the Well) ready to be filled and willing to share and deliver the good news of our Lord. “Come see a Man who told me everything I ever did, Could this be the Messiah?” (John 4:29)

 You are daughters of the Most High, ambassadors with Christ; you are Mothers, fearfully and wonderfully made!

 To all of  the Women and Mothers out there Happy Mother’s Day!

A God Who Can

In the book of Matthew chapter 14 Jesus, who had retreated to a deserted place upon hearing about the death of John the Baptist, was teaching and healing the multitude of people who had followed Him. It was getting late in the day so the disciples told Jesus to send the multitude away so that they can travel to the villages to buy themselves some food. Jesus told the disciples that they didn’t need to go away just give the people something to eat. The disciples replied that they only had five loaves of bread and two fish and in their company were five-thousand men and this didn’t include the women and children that were amongst them.

Jesus said to the disciple, “Bring them here to Me.”  The scripture goes on to say, “He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, and looking up to Heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.” (Matthew 14: 13-21 NKJV)

There may be a vision or dream deep down inside of you or perhaps there is a goal, a great task or a great responsibility before you and you may think that you don’t have what you need to accomplish it. Some of us put our hopes, dreams and plans aside because we feel that what we have is not enough to make things happen.

Great  Man and Woman of God don’t lose hope because our Heavenly Father has proven to us time and time again that He can take the little that we have and multiply it. Jesus said that if you have faith as big as a mustard see you can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). God can take the few resources you have, the few dollars you saved, the bit of time and space you have, the knowledge and
education that you do have, your hope, trust and mustard seed of faith and belief and He can bless and multiply it and take you to new levels in your life that you couldn’t possibly imagine.  Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God All things are possible.” (Matt 19:26) So don’t focus on what you don’t have and what you can’t do instead put your plans before the Great I AM, A God Who Can

Written by Afiya Duncanson

Discover Your Vision

 

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

Deep down inside of you, within the core of your being lies a great and mighty vision. I know this because God, your Creator, your Source, your Heavenly Father is a visionary. In the beginning, before our creation, God gazed upon the dark void and He saw life. God looked upon the void and saw light, the Heavens, the cosmos, the sky, the earth, the plant life, the animals and His greatest creation, Man. The bible describes God as being a God, “who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.” (Romans 4:17) We possess this same ability. When God made Man in His image and likeness He gave us the ability to give birth to ideas that never existed before.  I know that a mighty vision lies within you because you are a child of God, made in His image and likeness; you were born to be a great visionary. Discover your vision today by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Analyze your current state in life, is this what God wanted for your life?
  2. What do you desire to do most in life?
  3. What inspires you, what do you dream about?
  4. What are some of the ideas you’ve had that you can’t stop thinking about?
  5. Does your desire/idea contribute to the Kingdom of God?

 If what you desire is something that will have a positive impact on the Kingdom of God, chances are this can be God’s vision for your life.

Remember saints you are citizens of God’s Kingdom, sons and daughters of the King of all Kings and you were born to do great things. Lord I ask You if it be your will that you will reveal to your people the vision that you have placed in them for Your namesake. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

Written by Afiya Duncanson

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