|Posted on July 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM|
You hear me use the parable of the lepers quite often; where I highlight that 1 leper out of the 10 (from the New Testament Book of Luke, Chapter 17) who after they had been healed by Jesus and were on their way, turned back and sought Jesus to thank Him for healing him. His primary intention was simply and only to express his gratitude for what Jesus had done for him.
Not only was this an encouragement to Jesus who suffered sometime judgment and criticisms from those around Him, especially the religious leaders who did not understand the call on His life; but it also turned around and blessed the leper who had been healed, now, with wholeness.
This means that not only did He receive healing in his body (like the other 9) from the leprosy continuing to tear him down and destroy him from within; but he received restoration of his fingers and ears and nose and other extensions that had been eaten away by this infirmity.
What is it that you have received that you have not turned back and thanked someone for? Your gratitude is a gift for someone to know that someone is hearing, acknowledging and/or receiving the word from the Lord that has been given through them.
Even Mary Magdelene who Jesus had cast seven demons out of, the scriptures tell us in Luke 8:1-3, led the women in giving to His ministry, assuring that He was never without (Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.) It was their way of saying thank you to the one who had spoken deliverance into her future.
Mary Magdelene was also the one who took a very expensive gift, a flask of alabaster oil (Matthew 27; Mark 14) and rubbed it onto Jesus’ feet before He walked that road to Calvary.
I take time out of every day to acknowledge people who have blessed me, by calling them, sending them a love gift or note in the mail or going to their status’ and encouraging them in comments and sometimes just flat out saying how grateful I am that God has used them in my life. I want them to know that I am “hearing” them, that I am present in the moment that they are in, and am acknowledging my partnership in some form or another with them.
Even to some in Ministry, when I am led in my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, I give an offering or a love gift to encourage them to continue to believe that God is hearing and is pleased and has even greater financial blessings on their path, which will ultimately encourage them to persevere in hardship.
Men & Women of God in ministry should not have to tell you that they are “enduring” like a soldier or that the enemy is withstanding them in their fortitude or in their finances on in the finances of the ministry that God holds them accountable; for you should already know that the greater works that we are called to do, call up an assignment against us to tear us down and ultimately destroy us, through breaches in our walls.
Your blessings inspire me to continue in the things of the Lord.
I want to thank those of you who in your obedience to the Holy spirit are led to write our on status and encourage one another. To step out of that box of fear and in faith, to say that “I can do all things through Christ”. Even when what you might write some times may not be “exactly right”, at least you have victory in that you have walked through the door and are now entering into the place of comfort where you believe the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you to say and do what is right.
I want to thank all of you who join our live teleconferences as well as those who listen and are blessed by the recordings. It encourages me greatly to know when and how that word has blessed you.
And I want to thank those of you who have volunteered in some way or another to assist in the growth of this ministry through an area in your own life that has some way found its place here at Angel-heart Garrison Ministries.
And I want to thank those of you who have stepped out and begun sowing finances into this ministry to encourage me, Founder/Visionary/Prophetess & Leader, to continue in the things that the Lord is requiring of me, so that I know that what I am not doing here is not being done in vain and shall produce that which the Lord has sent it to do.
And I want to thank those who have vowed a vow as “Load Bearing Walls” to help keep the ministry standing with your regular dependable giving that we may walk forward on a financial foundation that will keep the integrity of the ministry forthright and respected wherever we go.
I pray that the word that you are receiving has blessed you and caused you in some way to grow in the spirit. For as the New Testament Book of III John verse 2 says, “beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, even as your soul prospereth.” So as you are developing, growing in your spirit and soul in the word, learning that a devotional and prayer life is a daily walk and as you pant more and more for deeper revelation of the love of God towards you; that there is victory in other areas of your life manifesting or about to manifest in your life.
May the Grace, Peace and Joy of the Lord continually be with you,
Elder & Prophetess Ramona Haswell
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries
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Thank You. And, May God Bless You.