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What Kind of Tree Do You Consider Yourself To Be?


From the Editor: Angel Chavez


IT IS EXPECTED OF US TO GROW SPIRITUALLY IN ORDER TO BE RECEPTIVE TO HIS GLORY AND BE ABLE TO POUR OUT HIS GLORY INTO OUR WORLD. YES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO GROW FROM GLORY TO GLORY. AND THESE TIMES ARE PERFECT TO SPREAD GOD’S GLORY IN A WORLD THAT IS FULL OF FEAR AND DECAY.


“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 3:18


BY UNDERSTANDING THE LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD OPERATING IN US AND BY US COOPERATING WILLFULLY AND GLADLY, WE WILL FIND OURSELVES THRIVING AND DOING GOD’S WORK PROPERLY.


THE LAW OF THE GROWING SEED. THE SEED IS GOD’S WORD, THE GROUND IS THE CHRISTIAN, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FARMER.


“Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.

Mark 4:26-28


IF WE SPEND DAILY TIME WITH THE FARMERS OF HEAVEN, THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH OUR HEARTS WIDE OPEN IN HIS PRESENCE-HIS WORD; HE WILL SOW PLENTY OF SEED IN OUR HEARTS. WE MAY NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW IT GROWS, BUT WE WILL FIND OURSELVES GIVING THE RIGHT FRUIT.


DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE FAITH? NO WORRIES, LITTLE IS ALL YOU NEED. THE REST IS GOD’S WORK AS SHOWN BY THE FOLLOWING PARABLE:

PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED:


“Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”

Mark 4:30-31


THESE GLOOMY TIMES ARE PERFECT FOR OUR LONG BRANCHES TO SHOW GOD’S MERCY AND UNDERSTANDING TO THE ONES THAT ARE FALLING BEHIND, PROTECT THE HELPLESS AND MISSFORTUNED, HEALING AND DELIVERING THE ONES THAT HAVE FALLEN INTO THE ENEMY’S TRAP.


WE NEED TO BECOME TALL TREES IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM. THAT IS WERE THE REAL BATTLE IS. IN THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE WATCH HOW GOD’S GLORY WANTS TO WORK OUT IN US AND THROUGH US IN SOLVING DAILY ISSUES OF LIFE FOR OUR OWN FAMILIES, NEIGHBORS AND PEOPLE AROUND US.


JESUS CALMS THE STORM:

“As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.


Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”


When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”


The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

Mark 4:35-41


THIS IS HOW WE MUST DEMOSTRATE GOD’S GLORY TO A WORLD THAT IS SUFFERING. JESUS HIMSELF HAS GIVEN US POWER AND AUTHORITY TO DO THAT AND HE EVEN SAID THAT WE WOULD DO GREATER THINGS.


“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. John 14:12


THE SECRET OF BECOMING A GREAT TREE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS TO GROW INTERNALLY FIRST. ASK THE LORD TO GROW YOUR ROOTS INSIDE AS DEEP AS YOU CAN GO. TILL YOU FIND NOT FEARS INSIDE OF ANY KIND. ONLY THEN CAN YOU SHOW GOD’S GLORY AND DO THE WORKS OF THE KINGDOM WITH HIS KIND OF COMPASSION.


THE COMPASSION OF JESUS

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”

Matthew 9:35-36


THE REAL GOSPEL MOVES WITH JESUS’S COMPASSION TO DO THE WORKS OF THE KINGDOM. ONLY THIS WILL COMPEL ALL PEOPLE TO BELIEVE AND RECEIVE GOD’S GREATNESS…SALVATION FOR THEIR SOULS!


Pray with me for the Salvation of your Soul:

Lord, I do believe that Jesus of Nazareth took my place in the Cross. Lord, I am sorry for all my sins, please forgive me. I believe Jesus was raised on the third day for my justification. Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Your Holy blood cleanses me right now and God gives me a new heart and eternal life. Now my name is written in the book of life, guaranteed by the following written law:


“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”

Romans 10:9-10


If you made this prayer, email me at: icarepublications@gmail. com. I would love to share your joy and send you material for balanced growth in the grace of the Lord. Also, send this letter to anyone you know as a testimony of your faith.

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