The Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Spring Festival, Feast of Weeks, Shavout as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31).
Today as Believers in Yahweh we celebrate Pentecost.
The apostles were celebrating Shavout when the Holy Spirit descended on them. People passing by at first thought that they must be drunk, but the apostle Peter told the crowd that the apostles were full of the Holy Spirit.
This fullness was evidenced and still today by the speaking in tongues.
God’s power is in us when we are filled with The Holy Spirit & speak in tongues.
What does that mean to you? Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit means freedom, exhilaration, fulfillment. Often we don’t immerse ourselves into the great possibilities available by living in the POWER of the Holy Spirit.
Do you seem powerless when you pray, when you are ‘trying’ to believe for something? Know that it is The Holy Spirit in you that gives you power to change your life. It is the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christ-like character in you. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to make the changes God wants to make in our lives. Philippians 2:13 says, God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.
It pleases Him for us to take our God given inheritance.
When I was believing for healing, it was the Power of The Holy Spirit living in me, the speaking in tongues, that produced the power to believe and receive healing.
But, first we must be Born again, by receiving Jesus Christ as Our Lord & Savior.
When we have this power, we can move every mountain in our lives. Sickness, disease, depression, etc. We can heal the sick, raise the dead and open blind eyes.
Christians believe that baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second step after the Holy Baptism with Water, through which the believer, through the laying on of hands and the prayer receives the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
What a beautiful wonderful, gift from Our Lord.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8
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Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? Mark 8:18
Most of us have ears and most of us have eyes, yet God, when talking to this group asks them these questions. HE was not talking to the physically deaf and blind here.
It takes discipline on my part to hear, see and remember what God has done and what HE has given us. The exceedingly abundant life HE has for us here. It takes KNOWING that He has provided all these things for me!
The discipline is in learning and growing in my knowledge, understanding and wisdom of who God says I am and what HE has already provided for us through HIS SON Jesus Christ. It comes through reading and studying His Word. I can also gain some of this by listening to and reading knowledgeable scholars of the Word of God. But as I tell others, test and make sure they are sharing truth. I have visited many churches that are not teaching the true Word of God. The only way I have known that is by studying the Word in-depth myself. When I hear false teaching, my spirit is checked and then I double-check it with The Word.
It is an amazing life to have an inheritance that was paid in full by a loving, gracious God.
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Jesus said “It is finished” He didn’t add a “but” any where in this statement.
He wanted us to know that He didn’t do a partial work when He paid the price for all our sins. He didn’t say I came and did some of the work and now you need to do some more work.
Did HE leave us with things to do? Yes. But not works for our salvation. Not works for our healing, health, prosperity, forgiveness and freedom. The works HE left for us were for others. To heal the sick, preach the Gospel, raise the dead, open blind eyes.
Healing is for us to do. Health is for us to have as our inheritance.
I love that 2020 is also how we express perfect vision. I find that as my vision has increased about who Christ is and what we have because of HIS amazing gift of life to us who believe, my understanding of what I have and can do because of HIM has increased. Not only did He call us to do what He did while He walked this earth, He tells us that we will be doing even GREATER things than He did. Start practicing what He did and the even more.
I find that as an artist it is important for me to visualize the greater, the signs, wonders and miracles and then it is easier for me to see them manifest in my life and for those I pray for.
Envision your healing, envision healing others and raising the dead in this New Year.
>>>>>>>>> IT IS FINISHED <<<<<<<<
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I recently watched the movie “Amazing Grace” again, the true story about William Wilberforce and his fight to abolish slavery in the late 1700’s and into the mid 1800’s. His fight lasted for years with many people coming against him at every turn. There were evil people who wanted to continue the slave trade because of selfish and financial gain, fear, laziness and indiscretions.
If the truth about the treatment of slaves took years to battle and overcome and certain people leaving office for the TRUTH to be finally revealed and changes to be made, (the lies still continue today) how much more now will it take for the TRUTH of abortion to be revealed? I am sure when you read my heading ‘Amazing Grace” you were not expecting a message on Sexual health and abortion.
Never give up sharing the truth, that abortion kills more women now, and that over 60 million babies lives were stolen just in the U.S. for the right for a mom to “choose” to be free of the so called burden she has been told will be her future! Did you know it is legal to terminate a child up to 9 months, it isn’t rare and happens 100’s of times a week. One of the late term abortionists lives in my state (Boulder, CO) and has been performing abortions up to 9 months for over 40 years. Colorado was the first state to legalize abortion along with New York. Six years before Roe vs Wade and there are no limitations.
Seldom if never do I hear pro abortionists tell the truth about the risks of abortion, which include:
Women who have abortions have a 50% + increased risk of Breast Cancer.
Risk of Ectopic Pregnancies increases
Infertility Risks increase
You will be told those statistics are lies. You will be told that because I truly care about women and want the VERY BEST for them, that I am the one who is misogynistic, hateful and a nazi!!! I have been called these and more!
And never do you hear the Risks of Sexual exposure:
20 million new cases of STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) every year.
1 in 2 who are sexually active will contract an STD.
50% of the new cases of STD’s every year occur in youth between the ages of 14 and 24
There are over 27 various STD’s many of which are now morphing and not responding to treatment.
24,000 women become infertile every year in the U.S. because of an untreated STD
You will be told that everyone is having sex and there are no risks to multiple sexual partners and it’s “No big deal”.
Please tell the young man or women facing a life of dealing with Herpes, it is no big deal! They will profess otherwise. They will tell you that it is not worth it.
Sex was created to be a beautiful, intimate, relationship building pleasure, to procreate and show the person you love how much your love means. It has been turned into Simply satifying ones own pleasures and into a perversion that goes beyond what I ever imagined would happen in the US!
No one is talking about the heart attachment when one is intimate with their partner. which is now proven through science. Burt many do not care about “Facts’ or “Scientific Facts” but go by their emotions, which change daily. No one talks about the depression and increase of suicides because of a broken heart.
But I will talk about these things often and as often as allowed. I see the shocked look on a students face when I share some of these things. I ask the students who are “transitioning” if they are aware of the side effects of the chemicals and hormones they are putting in their bodies? I am only told. “I am under a physicians care.” Again… Do you know? We are not animals, we are not rabbits. We are able to practice self control and wait for a special person in our lives who truly cares about and honors us, as a person and partner and not just for sex.
‘YOU ARE VALUABLE’
Our society is selling our children a pack of lies, destroying their lives for lack of understanding and knowledge. (Hosea 4:6). We have allowed the sewage of the enemy to destroy morality, values and have limited our youths freedoms.
We have an amazing God that is our redeemer, forgiver, lover of my soul and brings life in abundance. This is the message we need to be sharing with our youth and all who have no real understanding of the amazing life we have and can have because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We have this abundant, beautiful inheritance.
We can live a life of signs, wonders and miracles.
BELIEVE & RECIEVE.
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When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished” and He bowed His head. He grave up His Spirit. John 19:30
Imagine looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting in the Louvre museum. Would you think of adding more brush strokes to it? Of course not! It was done by a master, so what could you possibly add to the painting to improve it?
In the same way, that is how we are to look at Jesus’ work on the cross. He cried out, “It is finished!” You cannot add to a completed work. You cannot add to a finished work. Our salvation is won. Our sins are all forgiven. We are made forever righteous by the blood. Christ paid completely and perfectly for our total forgiveness, righteousness and every blessing. EVERY BLESSING!
These three words, “It is finished,” come from one Greek word teleo. In Jesus day, a servant would use it when reporting to his master: “I have completed the work assigned to me.” (John 17:4) The word means, “It is finished, it stands finished, and it will always be finished!” The most significant meaning of teleo is how it is used by merchants: The debt is paid in full!” When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He completely met the righteous demands of the law. He paid our debts in full!
Today, it is NOT our works that will bring us the blessings. It is Christ’s finished works. Christian living is not about doing, but BELIEVING in His finished work. Under the law, we must do. Under grace, it is finished. We are now living in HIS grace.
Maybe you are faced with a sickness or something else today. Jesus promises, “It is finished!” You are not ‘GOING’ to be delivered because you have ALREADY been healed and delivered. God healed you 2,000 years ago! Isaiah 53:5 says, “By HIS stripes you are healed!” You already have it all. Rest in His finished work, believe, and it will manifest.
The work is finished, the victory is won. Our enemies have been defeated. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life KNOWING there is nothing for you to do.
It is finished!
(Some quotes taken from Joseph Prince teaching.)
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I used to be Pro Choice. I even voted to fund abortions before I began to understand and know the real ramifications of what Abortion really is and what it does, and before I became a Christian.
Many of you who read my blogs, know that I myself had 3 abortions. I have 3 children in heaven and one day I will be reunited with them.
When I was 16 years old I was raped for the first time. I seldom talk about this rape, it was a friend of a gentleman I was dating. We all were out at a dance club and my boyfriend at the time was the DJ. A couple of his friends came and sat with me and my friends that night. ‘Date rape drugs’ were just being talked about, though they had been around for a while, we really were ignorant of them. They are horrible. The remainder of the evening is still etched on my mind. I remember being led to his car and to sitting in a café. I must have been given more of the drug or it kicked in stronger because I then could not even move. I then remember being driven to his home, though I could not tell you where it was. I was led with assistance into a bedroom that had a mattress on the floor where I was raped. I did not know why at the time that I could not move or talk and only the next day did it dawn on me what really had happened to me. This evil man told my boyfriend that I had sex with him and my boyfriend of course thought I was the most horrible person. I never told him what happened. I never spoke of that night again until I was in my 30’s. At the time, I felt like it was my fault, and perhaps had I not been vulnerable to this evil, I could have prevented it. I of course no longer believe that lie. These men prey on vulnerable women and men and take advantage.
In College I was involved in a very unhealthy relationship which I felt was all I deserved. After college, I went out with another man who was very prominent in our community. I realized he was very unhealthy and not someone I wanted to continue to date, but that was not what he thought! Long story short, he broke into my home on 5 separate occasions and raped me at Gunpoint. I became pregnant and terminated that baby. I was prochoice at the time. It was a blob of tissue I was told. I was pregnant from an evil man, why would I do anything else? Though no one ever counseled me that I could carry that baby and choose another family to raise that baby. I was only told that abortion would solve my problem. My heart truly changed for the worse that day, I was hard already but anything that resembled a gentle woman was destroyed in that act. It is said a women can never abort her baby unless she herself has been ‘aborted’ in some way in her life. Abuse, rejection and other factors often change a woman’s heart to the point where she can then take the life of her own child. We have a lot of hurting people in our world.
I never felt worthy of having a good man in my life, even though I know that God brought some amazing men into my life, one in particular. I never could commit to a healthy relationship. Inside I knew the horrible things I had done. It caused me to take the life of two more of my children from another unhealthy relationship.
I look at the women who march at the women’s march, and see a lot of hurting hard, hard hearts. I see women who have been given permission now to be as foolish and evil as I have ever seen.
When I gave my life to Christ, I was living with a man. The day after giving my life to Christ my heart had changed to where I knew I could no longer have sexual relations outside marriage. I told him we could no longer sleep together and the following day, I told him he needed to move out. Two weeks later I found myself pregnant again. Being new in my walk with the Lord, I thought if the church I was attending knew that I was pregnant they would not allow me to come and meet with the Jesus I had just met and fell madly in love with. So I found myself listening to the lies and terminating my third child.
This abortion nearly destroyed me. Again it was my choice to terminate the life of my children, but not once did anyone ever say I had other choices. I was never told there was support for single moms, that I could choose another family to raise my children. Never did it even cross my mind. Abortion is legal, I thought that was what I must do.
It took me some time to allow the forgiveness of God to enter my heart. It took years for me to forgive myself. The love and grace of Jesus Christ began to heal the wounds and the hard heart that I had. I had to renew my mind to the truths of God. Who HE says I am, and what I have as a believer. I had so much religious teachings to overcome as well as the worlds and Satan. I spent 12 hours a day in the Word of God. You see, my body had become physically ill at that time.
I am profoundly, abundantly, pro-woman, pro-family, PRO-LIFE.
I am a pro-life speaker and advocate for the unborn and their mothers and fathers. Abortion effects everyone around it. A grandma, aunt, sister, cousin, a community!
Abortion has cost our nation billions and billions of dollars. One of the things we see in those who have terminated a child, is increased drug abuse, alcohol abuse, anger, promiscuity, trauma, depression and making bad choices in many areas of their life.
If you are still pro-choice, I encourage you to ask yourself, “WHY?”
Why would I make a choice to terminate the life of my own child, the life of the child your girlfriend, wife is carrying. We know with technology now that it is a child, it has everything at around 7 weeks. Your babies heart is beating, it has feelings and there are thousands of couples who would gladly raise your child for you. There is support and help at the over 2000 Pregnancy Centers across the nation.
You can choose life, and still fulfill all your dreams and finish college and have a beautiful life. Don’t believe the lie that you can and will not. Actually studies show that abortion effects the lives of the majority so profoundly that the choice effects your future in a negative way.
God can make a way when you think there is no way!
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May you celebrate the amazing inheritance that you now have because of HIS birth.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas as you rejoice in the Birth of Our Lord. May you have the time to get to KNOW Him even more in 2020.
Thanking all of you who support the Ministry of CSWMI- Connie Weiskopf Ministries.
May all the mountains in your life be moved this year.
~ B E L I E V E ~
In His love and grace and mine
Connie Schlepp Weiskopf
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