If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him

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

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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