Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Anna Principle "...serves God with fastings and prayers day and night."

Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a “prophetess”, the daughter of Phanuel , of the tribe of Aser. She was of great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

Prophetess - As a “prophetess” Anna, was a “forseer” or one whom the Lord showed things that were coming ahead. She was “inspired by God”. In order to see what was ahead, she must first had to be a “hearer” of the words of God and have an intimate relationship with Him.

Face of God -Anna was the daughter of Phanuel which means face of God. As a daughter, Anna was covered by her father Phanuel. He took responsibility for her. I believe this scripture is showing that God’s face was upon Anna. His eyes, ears, mouth, nose were covering her. His face or presence was covering, leading and guiding her at all times. As a leader and representative of Christ we need to seek the “face of God” spending time alone in his presence walking only by His direction and guidance. As ministers of God’s word we should only speak what Christ tells us to speak, guarding our words carefully so when others look into our face they see and hear Jesus.

Happy - The tribe of Aser (name means happy) might suggest that this tribe was glad and grateful to serve the Lord. When a person is happy they are usually content. Everything above that is an extra blessing. Anna was happy to serve and give up the material things life offered for a life of service in the temple.

Lived - She had lived seven years with her husband ( Luk 2:36 ), and been a widow eighty-four years; so that if she married at the earliest marriageable age, twelve years, she could not at this time be less than a hundred three years old. Lived in this scripture also might indicate that Anna, although she was widowed early in her life, once she had married, she matured quickly having learned the things God intended for her to learn through her brief marriage. Now she was “suddenly” ready for God’s divine call to help her step into her destiny. The Lord allowed her to marry but then called her into the “priesthood”  which consisted of taking care of the temple by fasting and praying. The Lord gave her insight, wisdom and the ability to see face of God. She had a “happy” and grateful spirit even though she was only married for a short time. There is no doubt that after serving for 84 years in the temple she spent much time by herself alone with God.

Luke 2:38
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that 2looked for redemption (ransoming) in Jerusalem.

Coming in
--"presenting herself." She had been there already but now is found "standing by," as Simeon's testimony to the blessed Babe died away, ready to take it up "in turn" (as the word rendered "likewise" here means).

Spake of him to all them -- the sense is, "to all them in Jerusalem that were looking for redemption"--saying in effect, In that Babe are wrapped up all your expectations. If this was at the hour of prayer, when numbers flocked to the temple, it would account for her having such an audience as the words imply [ALFORD].

This was Anna’s greatest moment. The moment she had waited. The ultimate proof of the prophecy she had spoke of so many times. Don’t you imagine that after eighty-four years of serving in the temple, fasting, praying and hearing the voice of the Lord, speaking out the promise, that some might have thought her mad? I can just see her holding up the baby Jesus praying out loud and proclaiming what He was about to do. I can see her presenting Him to the others in the temple, hearing her proclamation and beholding the beauty of His Holiness. Don’t you know the Word of God was flowing in the temple that day? I can’t imagine anyone could hold Anna back from shouting and declaring: Y’shua (Salvation) El Elyon (Most High), Kadosh (Holy One), Gaol(Redeemer), Shaphat (Judge) and Palet (Delverer) YOU ARE HERE!


Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Waiting, 2006, acrylic paint on paper (21 x 29,7 cm.)

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 The Hebrew word for waiting in the above passage is chakah {khaw-kaw} which means to wait, wait for, await, tarry, to wait (in ambush) or to long for.

He told them God, who had existed long before their ears could hear or their eyes could see would once again act in Israel’s behalf. They just had to “wait” for and “long for” Him. Isaiah had this revelation knowledge and understanding of God’s love for His people and that He could and would provide whatever they needed, provided there was a “father-child” relationship.

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy strength and power.” God’s strength and power is revealed by and through His creation. All of creation sees the miraculous creative power and strength of God. What other God has ever been able to do what our God has done?

From one of the inner walls of Fort Santiago remains this lonely protrution a silent witness to one of the most historicals sites of the Philippines. José Rizal, the country's national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896, and the site features, embedded onto the ground, his final footsteps representing the walk from his cell, to the location of the actual execution.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:18-24

Father Can You Hear Me?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

King of Creation

I am His Queen - The King of Creation kisses me full on my mouth with His passionate love.

It's better than wine, and is worth more than oil.
When He says my name - Creation stops to see....
if I will run into His arms.

Though others scoff me loving the King of Creation, I adore Him.
He ordained me to plant His fields,
to be darkened by the rays of His SON,
to watch over the flocks of the earth.
They are in my tender loving care.

Though I seek Him and sometimes grow weary awaiting His coming,
He desires me to make myself ready for His appearing.

Though He tarry, I must not wane,
in preparing myself to meet Him.

He will come -- "Suddenly" to get me.
He loves me, he'll never leave me alone or forsake me.
I'm His beloved and He is mine.
He's the Rose of Sharon and I'm His Rose of Cinderella.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cinderella's Joy Tips - Visit our favorite new blog

There was a man who had bought a new pickup. One Sunday morning he saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD- 40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop. Voila! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some of the uses:

1) Protects silver from tarnishing
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery
5) Keeps flies off cows
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards
7) Removes lipstick stains
8) Loosens stubborn zippers
9) Untangles jewelry chains
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 on nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Easily removes Bug guts on the finish of your car quickly
20) Gives a child’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
31) Removes splattered grease on stove
32) Keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain
37) Florida's favorite use is: cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of
Liberty from the elements
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be
catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing is not allowed in some states
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Excerpts "Cinderella Released" from ashes to Beauty

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Most self-help books are based on things you need to “do.” However, my story is written as a testimony of what the LORD has done for me and how He has drawn me into a relationship with Him that has provided unconditional love, peace and joy in my life. There was and still is a “little girl or boy within” who needs to know and realize that there is someone who loves them unconditionally and forever...more