Welcome back to Spirit Ministries ladies and gentlemen. I am so grateful for all of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me. I thank God for all of the people he has placed in my life and I would like to thank all of you for your continued support, your faith, and for just believing that I can do this. It means everything to me. I can truthfully say that I had no clue I had this in me, however, God already knew. He knows this about each and everyone of us, there is absolutely no exemptions. As it says in the book of Genesis 1:1-In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. God created all things, including you and me in his own image, and he created us for his enjoyment. If you understand this very first Scripture, then you will have no problem with miracles. The Bible is not a book to simply read, it is a book to be believed, it is the Divine Word of God, the TRUTH. And if ye shall know the truth, the truth shall make you free. John 8:32.
I hope you all had an exceptional Christmas and that many prayers manifested became reality. Saturday morning I got up and began to write, I just felt truly inspired. I heard this small still voice as I was typing away at my computer. It said Michael, go see your old neighbors this morning. At first I wasn’t sure if it was just me thinking this or if it was the Lord speaking to me. Being a man, I went back to what I was doing. Wouldn’t you know it, that small still voice spoke once again. Michael, go see your old neighbors. Discernment told me this was God speaking to me so I acted upon what He said. I love miracles people, and I love having the spiritual eyes to see them take place in a world that is so lost. I know God gave me this ability. Thankyou Lord!
I took a shower, got dressed, and I was on my way. They just live on the other side of town now. They are elderly, and they are wonderful people. I knocked on the door and they were happy to see me. We sat and visited for about an hour or so. They revealed to me that they were having some difficulties with their health and provision. I told them that the Lord brought me here and I asked them if they believed that God can heal them and provide for them. They concurred. I asked them if I could pray for them and they said please. I prayed for them and I felt the love of Jesus Christ in that living room, I felt the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit in that room, and I felt God’s presence in that room. It was truly overwhelming, it was like someone came out of nowhere and flipped the light switch on. We talked a little more and then I had to head out. I had some other things to take care of. The presence of the Triune being, the Godhead three in one (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit).
That night I went to the Community Foursquare Church for the Christmas Eve candlelight service. This was a true blessing. The Holy Spirit was moving, I sent up many praises, and I uttered many prayers. At the end of the service I asked the Pastor if I could speak with him and he said yes. We sat down in the pews in the back. He started the conversation out by telling me that it’s Christmas time and the church only had two boxes of food to help those in need. He said they were able to help a local family, and that he had the opportunity to take the other box to a family in Williamsburg. Then he said God is good and he knows what is needed before we do because he is the grand designer. Then he said no one else has asked. He went on to say that right before the service a family from Richmond received a huge box of food, they attend Community Foursquare Church as well, however, this family told him that they didn’t need the food. He said they brought the box with them tonight and it’s sitting in the nursery. Then he said I don’t know what we are going to do with it. That’s when I told him about the elderly couple in Richmond that are in need of a provision. His response, well Mike, I know where this box goes now. Honestly friends, I am in awe! God just showed us a miracle and I stand wittness to that and it is my responsibility to share it with you for His glory and His glory alone that it may draw us closer to Him. Because these people had faith, I prayed for them. You and I both know that the Lord is a rewarder of those who seek Him dilligently and that is exactly what he did.
I will give you some further insight to this miracle. What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen, it is the evidence of things not yet seen. Hebrews 11:1. The opposite of faith is worry. We know that God sees all things, I hope we all agree. When we say we are Christian and we display worry in our life it is like an insult to God. You may ask why? It is an insult because you are showing God that you are not trusting in him wholeheartedly and the Bible says that those who have doubt should not expect anything. When you go before God in prayer and you cry your heart out to Him, believe the words that you just uttered. The words you just uttered bacame a manifestation, and those words manifested are the evidence not yet seen. However, those words you spoke to God in prayer will become as real as the rock you stand upon only if you do not worry after you give it to Him. And if you are standing upon the Cornerstone of our faith, Jesus Christ, you are standing upon a rock solid foundation that answers prayer. I encourage you, do not worry and do not doubt the very ONE who gave you the breath of life. Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has it’s own worries. Matthew 6:34. Take heed, rest in the comfort of the Lord, believe the promises He made to us, for God can not lie. Test His Word and He will show you great and mighty things.
Our God is an awesome God! When our conversation ended, Corey took the box of food to my car and I went home. The next morning on my way to church I stopped by their house and no one was home. I opened the porch door and placed the box by the back door leading into the house. I looked at the box and said thankyou Lord, you are awesome! I got back into my car and went to church for the Christmas service. After the service I went home and spent Christmas with my family. We had a good time. I hope you all had a good one as well.
Father God I thankyou for your Son Jesus Christ who shed His blood on the cross for all of our sins. I come before you earnestly, humbly with a repentant heart and ask you for your forgiveness. I pray that you continue to mold me to your likeness and help me become the man you want me to be. Lord I pray that you continue to protect and provide for, let your blessings rain upon, and shine your wonderful light upon and through all my Christian brothers and sisters, all my brothers in the prison, the homeless, all the children of the world, those that are sick, those in the nursing homes, my family, the people of Fashions Inc., USD, and structure, my parole officer, my Spirit Group, Community Foursquare, Wellsville Family Worship Center, Grace Community, Pastor Clyde Greisen and family, Michael Ortego, my website, and my Book Rock Bottom.
Lord I pray that you continue to give me the strength, the courage, the understanding, the inspiration, the leading and directing of your Holy Spirit, joy unspeakable, patience and perserverence, motivation needed, and the molding of my musical gift. You said in your word, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33. This is a promise that you made and I’m testing your Word, show me! I am dilligently and earnestly seeking your face in my life for your Glory and your Glory alone! I pray in the name of your wonderful Son Jesus Christ, Amen!
God bless you all exceedingly and abundantly!