Aglow Internation Mission Statement

· Help restore and mobilize women and men around the world

· Promote gender reconciliation in the Body of Christ as God designed

· Amplify awareness of global concerns from a biblical perspective

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11/28/2016

A STORMY NEW YEAR 2017

JESUS AND DISCIPLES ON THE STORMY SEA
 The coming year 2017 seems to be a very stormy one.  The sea of United States Citizens are raging. Even the children are let out of school so they can protest the election of Donald Trump.  We know from Scripture that it is God who chooses the leadership of a country. With all odds against Trump, he was declared the new president.
Every day as we turn on the news, we wonder how many people have been killed today. These are truly turbulent times. Our hope is that the Lord Jesus will return, and take us out of the violent storms that are happening all around us.

     Here is a quote from Bonnie Jones, Pineville, NC, taken from her prophecy, A Word for 2017, taken From Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher of The Elijah List and Breaking Christian News.  http://www.elijahlist.com 

...I believe the Lord is showing me that all ministries have been given equal opportunity to, "Follow Me."  And in faith they began to cross the calm water of the Holy Spirit.  However, when things got tough and it began to storm those of little faith turned back to shore. It was easier to return to past failures than go beyond the veil to see what the Holy Spirit had awaiting them.  They gave up hope and turned back to their safety zone.

   I do not relish looking forward to harrowing times. We have enough problems in our daily lives without contemplating more difficulties in the ministry that God has called us to. But with Jesus in our boat calming the waters, we will overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds that we are facing today, and surely will face in the future. 

   We need to focus on the words of Jesus for us, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:19-20 KJV

   REMEMBER, JESUS CALMED THE RAGING SEA, AND THEY ARRIVED SAFELY ASHORE. 

10/22/2016

Christmas Blog for Winter Park Aglow Lighthouse

Heralding the Birth of Jesus

   The angels proclaimed the "Good News" that a Saviour was born in Bethlehem, to the shepherds who were tending their flocks in the fields.  
   The wonder and awe that surely filled their hearts,  can still fill our hearts today.
   The ultimate gift of the Father was sent down to us wrapped as a wee babe and placed in a manger, and our innermost being can over flow with His love. 
   Today we can still receive miraculous gifts from the Holy Spirit so that we can proclaim the glorious news; that we are not alone.  We can have one, also sent from the Father, to guide us through life. He will be closer than a brother and will fill the emptiness in our lives with the knowledge that the story of Jesus' birth is true. We can know that Jesus was born, that the Heavenly Father loves us, and will give us the Holy Spirit; so that we can be able to fulfill our calling in life.  We can reach out to others with the Gift of God's love to a hurting world. 
   Although it is surely impossible that Jesus was born the 25th. of December, it is a time when we acknowledge His birth and celebrate and worship the "King of Kings and Lord of Lords."

   We at Aglow hope that this will be a special time for you, and that you will feel God's presence in whatever situation you find yourself.  Someday we will meet Him face to face; so until that time, keep the faith and trust in the Lord with all your heart, knowing that He will be your guide if you ask Him to .


    

9/29/2016

November Blog for Winter Park Lighthouse

Revelation 12:11

We are overcomers if we belong to the Kingdom of God and are under the blood of the Lamb.  No weapon formed against us shall prosper.  One righteous child of God shall chase 1000 of his/her enemies.  We pull down strongholds and are victorious over all the wiles of Satan. 

Be brave and courageous for: "Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world."  We are children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  So, we hold our banners high and will not be defeated.  Death has no victory over us.  What can man do to us? If we live, we will live for Christ, and if we die, we will go to be with Him....To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
I pray that it is "well with your soul this day."

The information for our November meeting is on the flyer shown above.  God is doing a new thing each time we meet; in our hearts and in those who come to the meetings.  We are strengthened and built up in our spirits. The meetings carry us through until the next month when we come together again.  Be encouraged.  Shalom. 
 

9/08/2016

October 2016 Featuring Rivers

River of Life
I've Got a River of Life
I've got a river of life flowing out of me!
Makes the lame to walk, and the blind to see.
Opens prison doors, sets the captives free!
I've got a river of life flowing out of me!

Spring up, O well, within my soul!
Spring up, O well, and make me whole!
Spring up, O well, and give to me
That life abundantly.    
Words and Music by Casebolt

Ezekiel 47:1-12 speaks of waters that issued out from under the sanctuary located just north of Jerusalem.  This river will flow south through the city and then divide into two parts. Half will flow into the Mediterranean and half into the Dead Sea. In summer and in winter it will flow and create life where ever it goes. 

Normally a river starts as a much smaller body of water such as creek which will flow together with other creeks until it is emptied into a body of water called a river, and then this river along with other rivers are emptied into a sea.

John 7:38 speaks of rivers of living water that will flow out from the believer in the innermost being of a person.  This is speaking of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in  which Jesus is the one doing the baptizing. The water of the Holy Spirit bubbles up and overflows the one being baptized.  This incident precedes the Power that is given from this baptism.  As this power flows through the believer, then the song above speaks of what should happen in a person's ministry.

We are to continually be filled with this power of the Holy Spirit which will enable us to manifest the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that we would be able to do greater things than He did. We need to pray in the Spirit and with the understanding as Apostle Paul instructed us.

I feel that we are on the precipice of such an outpouring of the power of the Holy Spirit that we could not believe it until we see it actually happening.  I want more of the Holy Spirit. I want a closer relationship with the Lord. I want to feel the power of His might, and that is what I pray for all of God's children.    Amen and Amen!

 Winter Park Aglow Community Light House meets the 2nd. Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church which is located at 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, in Room 24.  We start the meeting at 9:30 a.m. and close around noon.  We collect nonperishable food for the needy.  Refreshments are always offered, and there is no cost for attending. An offering will be taken.  Prayer will be extended for anyone desiring it.  

Men, women and teens are invited.  Reservations are not required.  We have a different, anointed speaker at each meeting.  So come and be blessed.  You will surely feel the presence of the Holy Spirit when you attend.  

 
 

8/10/2016

JOHN 11:32 LIFTING UP JESUS

Christ the Redeemer

This statue stands on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janero, Brazil, since 1931. It stands 98 feet tall with an arm span of 92 feet.

In the Book of John- Chapter 11:32, the scripture states:  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.

This statue of Jesus should speak volumes to everyone who gazes upon it. Those who have not heard of Him may wonder just who this monument stands for. May this curiosity lead to a seeking of more information about this Jesus.

The word  lifted can mean exalted.  As we exalt the name of Jesus, the promise is that people will be drawn to him.  So many times, His name is used as a curse word from people who do not realize just whose name they are using.  God will forgive them for this sin, but not for blaspheming the works of the Holy Spirit.

I pray today, that this monument of Jesus will lead many to the Lord.  May the athletes at the Olympics come away with more than medals, but with Salvation by the real Jesus Christ in their hearts and lives.  Father, convict them of sin and unrighteousness and draw them by your Holy Spirit into your Kingdom.   In Jesus' name, I pray.

Winter Park Aglow Community Light House meets the 2nd. Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church which is located at 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, in Room 24.  We start the meeting at 9:30 a.m. and close around noon.  We collect nonperishable food for the needy.  Refreshments are always offered, and there is no cost for attending. An offering will be taken.  Prayer will be extended for anyone desiring it.  

Men, women and teens are invited.  Reservations are not required.  We have a different, anointed speaker at each meeting.  So come and be blessed.  You will surely feel the presence of the Holy Spirit when you attend.  

6/30/2016

JULY ARMOR WEAR FOR BATTLE


WE ARE AT WAR
     Just open the newspaper or listen to the news, and you will see that we are facing an all-out fight for our religious freedom.  The battle for our unsaved loved ones is at our door.  Jesus may come sooner than we think, and we do not want anyone to be lost.  
     The things that were once unthinkable are now commonplace in the society in which we live.    Apathy no longer has a place in us.  We are called to participate in a war that is none of our making, but is affecting everything we hold dear. In the Book of Ephesians, Paul tells us to put on our armor for whether we want to fight or not, a battle is brewing.  It is time for us to be serious in our prayer time, spend more time with God, and pray in a Heavenly language that God has endowed many of us with.  If you do not have it yet, it is time to ask for the filling of the Holy Spirit and all the gifts that are a part of being a Spirit-Filled Child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
     Lord, hear this prayer.  May you be so close to your children that we cannot miss hearing your voice when you speak .  We need your guidance in how to meet and fight the enemy which is trying to destroy everything that is dear to us.  

Come and be a part of our monthly meetings at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL. Winter Park Aglow Community Lighthouse meets in Room 24 starting at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd. Saturday of each month. Refreshments are always served, and a blessing drawing is made.   We need the support of each other. There is a time of prayer for all who indicate a desire.  We endeavor to be a supportive group that all can feel free to participate in.

5/17/2016

JUNE 12-13, 2016 DAY OF PENTECOST - JEWISH CALENDAR

Day of Pentecost - Shavuot = June 12-13, 2016 on Jewish Calendar
Shavuot (weeks) - Pentecost (50)
In Biblical times Shavuot originally signified thanksgiving for the first harvest of wheat. However, by the time of Jesus, this ancient feast was connected by rabbinic calculation as the time of the giving of God's revelation on Sinai.  It is of value to connect ourselves to the land by this feast as well as to celebrate the giving of the Law in our worship. 
However, there is a central meaning for Messianic Jews and Christians who have adopted this holiday as one of their own, for on this day, God sovereignly chose to give the Holy Spirit (Ruach ha Kodesh) to Yeshua's gathered followers.  In Acts Chapter Two, we read the marvelous story of how they preached the Gospel supernaturally to Jewish people from many lands who spoke many languages. The followers of Yeshua were able to communicate in these languages, even though they never learned them, the wonderful news of salvation.  A great harvest of people were gathered into the new community of faith on this day.
How significant it is that God providentially gave His Spirit on this day, for only through the power of the Spirit can we actually harvest God's will.  It is by the Spirit that God's law is written on our hearts (Ezekiel 36:25-27, Hebrews 10:16). (Taken from Jewish Roots-A Foundation of Biblical Theology by Dan Juster.)





 
When I first planned my blog for this month, June, I thought of Father's Day, but it didn't seem to be what I was supposed to write about; and then I realized that according to the Jewish Calendar that we were in error by celebrating Pentecost Sunday on May 15.  What happened?  How could this miscalculation be?  Anything to water down what God has in store for His followers.  
As for me and my house, I will celebrate this marvelous feast on June 12 in 2016.