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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9/28/2017

HIGH HOLY DAYS OF FALL

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

It's the holiest time of the year for followers of the Jewish faith. Rosh Hashana has just passed, and Yom Kippur is fast approaching.

Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New year, 5778. On the Gregorian Calendar this year, 2017, it fell on  Wednesday, September 20 at sundown.  It was timed at what was believed to be the anniversary of the Biblical story of creation of the first humans, Adam and Eve, as described in the Book of Genesis, which we refer to as the "Old Testament".  Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, (which this year will be celebrated on September 29, 2017, at sundown), on which God decides each individual's fate and on which Jews are meant to make amends and ask for forgiveness for any sins or wrongdoings from the past year before their fate is sealed on Yom Kippur..

Rosh Hashana marks the start of the "Ten Days of Repentance" or the "Days of Awe," which culminate in Yom Kippur.  According to the Jewish belief, God inscribes His judgment and the fate of each individual in the "Book of Life" on Yom Kippur.  The trumpet or shofar will be sounded to mark the end of the holiday.

What does all of this mean for us as Christians?  We would do well to examine our lives to see if we are living in a way that is pleasing to Our Heavenly Father.  We can seek His face and ask for guidance and wisdom in the days to come.  Although we may be broken and battered, or at least feel that way, we must remember the promises contained in the Word of God.  What waits for us at the end of life will be worth so much more than the tribulations that we are going through at present.  God rewards those  who continue in the faith.  Hebrews 12 reminds us of those who have gone before us. These writings are a tribute to their faith and trust in the one whose name is above all names, who gave his life as a ransom for many.  Stand still and see the Victory of the Lord on your behalf. (My version of 2 Chronicles 20:17).


Winter Park Aglow Community Light House meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, Florida, in Room 24 at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until about 1:00 p.m. No reservations are required and there is no cost, but an offering will be taken. Come and join us and be blessed in the presence of the Holy Spirit as He pours out His blessings upon us.

8/03/2017

GOD LEADS THE WAY - STORY OF REBEKAH AND ISAAC

REBEKAH ON A CAMEL COMING TO MARRY ISAAC

Genesis 24:61 - Rebekah follows Eliezer on a camel to meet and marry Isaac.
(This picture is by Fredrich-bouterwek)

This is a story of trust on Rebekah's part to cross the desert to meet a man she had never seen with a man she did not know.  Eliezer was the servant of Abraham, the father of Isaac.  Eliezer was Rebekah's  guardian. She was entrusted to his care.  He had prayed to find a bride for Isaac, and his prayer was answered when Rebekah gave him a drink and also watered the camels.

This is a wonderful story of how God worked in this situation.  Everything was orchestrated by Him.  Rebekah had to trust Eliezer's intentions, his knowledge, and his leading to bring her where she needed to go. Rebekah represented us, the bride of Christ. Abraham represented God the father, and Eliezer represented the Holy Spirit who was the guide. 
(This concept by Jonathan Cahn in The Book of Mysteries.)

We know that God has a plan for our lives, also.  Jeremiah 29:11 states "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Verse 29:13 "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall seek for me with all you heart." KJV.

God is faithful to fulfill His word when we do our part.  It may not seem that anything is happening, but have the faith of Abraham, who became a great nation, and in the appointed time your miracle will happen. Heaven is waiting for all believers who put their trust in God and His word.  What better answer to your prayers. There is a season for everything under the sun according to Ecclesiastes Chapter 3. Don't give up, be patient and have faith.   God loves you. Jesus gave His life for you, and prays for you constantly.

Winter Park Aglow Community Lighthouse meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, in Winter Park, FL.   The meeting starts at 9:30 and lasts until about 12:30 p.m. in Room 24.  Refreshments are always served. Prayers are offered each meeting for those who desire to be prayed for.  There is no cost or reservations required,  but an offering will be taken.  You can call the church for further information at 407 671-2180. 

6/30/2017

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE

Apostle Paul in Chains in Rome
Freedom isn't free as you can see by Apostle Paul in chains in Rome.

 Paul describes himself as a bond slave for Jesus Christ. In Colossians 4:3 Paul speaks of the mystery of Christ for which he was in bonds.

I Corinthians states that we are bought with a price. Chapter 7:22 "For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Verse 23: Ye are bought with a price...  Christ has set us free from death and the grave.  Jesus has the keys to death and Hades.  He overcame every  curse that was put on man by sin.  Everyone that is hanged on a tree is cursed, so Jesus became a curse for all mankind who would accept Him.  You can read all the curses in the Book of Deuteronomy, we are no longer under a curse; we are free in Christ. "He who the son sets free is free indeed."  
     Know your rights, do not succumb to all the assignments of the enemy against you.  The blood has cleansed you from all your unrighteous deeds.   Your sins though as scarlet are now white as snow. He has removed them as far as the east is from the west, but this does not mean that we have the right to continue sinning.  Be blessed this day in the knowledge that God loves you and Christ died in your place.

Join us on July 8, 2017 at Aloma U. Methodist Church in room 24 for our monthly Aglow meeting.  Come and be blessed by the Holy Spirit who reigns at our meetings.

The address is 3045 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL.  We meet in room 24 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments are available, there is no fee or registration required. Come as you are and experience the love of God, forgiveness of sins, and the blessings of the Holy Spirit.

5/29/2017

JUNE 18th. FATHER'S DAY


 

My Father In Heaven

When the father you have is less than what he should be
because of weakness or circumstance, there is one who
will never be a disappointment. 
There is a father who knew you in the mother's womb, 
who knew all the days of  life appointed to you.
This father has a plan for your life, and that plan 
is only for good and not for evil.

Our heavenly father knew that we would not live a perfect life, 
but had the foresight to provide a Redeemer for us. 
This was a perfect person who without sin would give His life
for us, not only while we were living; but even after death
provided a way of escape so that we would not perish eternally.
He gave us a hope and a reason for our existence. 
He was a shepherd to us showing us the way of salvation and 
eternal life.
He even sent us a "Helper" to be with us who would provide us
with the spiritual gifts that we would use to fulfill the plan that
was hidden in the mystery of our future before us.
We were no accident.  We are precious in His sight. He calls us
His children.  We have the honor of being named saints because 
our lives have been predestined to follow the pathway that was 
designed for each of us. 

This Father's day we honor our Creator, our Heavenly Father,,
whose  name is above all names, whose holiness is without 
question.  He said in His Word that we should be Holy as He
is Holy.  He has done all that was needed to make it so, and 
it is up to us to surrender and commit our lives to our Father
who words cannot express His greatness. 
He asks for our obedience and love and fellowship. 
The creator of the Universe and all 
that is in it calls us daughters and sons.  To me that is beyond 
explanation. I have no words, I can only commit my life to
Him and know that He will never leave or forsake me, that He
will be there when I draw my last breath here in this earthly 
existence.  I can only worship and praise His Holy name. Amen


My Hope
 
What a marvelous day it will be when our Savior's face we shall see;
When he holds out His hand and says come, I will show you to your new home.  As a bridegroom prepares for his bride a space, Jesus will fashion for each of us a wonderful place before He comes to take us, his bride, to our new dwelling.

When trials, sickness, and despair greet us with each new day's dawn, within our hearts we yearn for that time when our angel will come to escort us to our new heavenly throne.
Only joy and gladness there will be on that day when our Savior says, "Come and see the place that I have prepared for you."  The sorrows of earth will diminish when we see His smile, and He says it is enough, come and rest for there are no more trials. You have passed the test.

Glorious day, glorious day!

Winter Park Aglow meets the 2nd. Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL in room 24.  There is no registration requirement or fee for attending. There is a new speaker each month with a special message God has put on their hearts for the listeners.
The number for the church office is 407 671-2180 for further information.  Refreshments are served. You won't go away hungry. Prayer is offered for those who wish to be prayed for after the speaker finishes. Come and let the Lord bless your day.

5/09/2017

I Miss You, Mom by Renee Devall
I used to think that people didn't need
their moms so much after they grew up.
But I've realized that's not true.
So often, when I'm making a decision, 
I wish you were here
so I could ask your advice.
And so many times, 
when something happens
that I know you would enjoy,
I wish you were here
to share it with me.
Now that I'm older
I've realized how special our relationship is,
And while I'm thankful for this bond,
somehow it makes me miss you more..
Mom, I love you so very much. 

God's Helpers - by George W. Wiseman
God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby's face,
And so He thought of mother.
He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown; 
Without providing for His own, 
The outstretched arms of mother.

God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so He sent us mother.
And when our childhood days began,
He simply could not take command,
That's why He placed our tiny hand
Securely into mother's.
The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life's sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
to love us still, was mother.
And when life's span of years shall end
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.


I no longer have my mother.  She died at the age of 57 by suicide.  I miss her and think of her constantly.  I pray that God in His mercy has accepted her into His Kingdom.  He knew that she was mentally ill at the time she took her life.  I agree with the writer of the poem above when she wrote that there are many times I would desire to have her opinion on something I'm going through.

Mom's are to be like God, in that she is to love her children unconditionally even when the lifestyle they choose is clearly not the right one.     My children mean the world to me. I would gladly give my life for them if need be.  I am so grateful to God that He entrusted me with my son, daughter, and grandson.  There are so many times I feel that I was not a good parent and wish I could redo many things, but you cannot go back. You must continue on life's path and be on your knees for your family, praying that God will have mercy on all of us.  He is love, He considered me worthy to be a mother. I only wish that I could have been and can be a  better one.

I am so grateful that God is a father to me.  That means everything.  If my children, husband, and I will be accepted into His Kingdom, that is all I ask.  I praise His Holy Name and want to serve Him as long as I have breath to do so. 

Winter Park Aglow will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL in room 24 at 9:30 a.m. The Phone Number for Aloma is 407 671-2180. Come and enjoy refreshments with us as well as prayer and fellowship.  Men, Women, and Teens are welcome.  The meeting is usually over by around 12:30 p.m.  We have a different anointed speaker each month.

 

 



 

3/20/2017

May 30 - June 1, 2017 Pentecost

PENTECOST     

The end of May on the Jewish Calendar, Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks will be celebrated May 30 to June 1, 2017. 
This feast celebrates the giving of the 10 Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai - pictured above.

 On the Gregorian Calendar, Christians will celebrate Pentecost-when the Power of the Holy Spirit descended onto those 120 who were gathered in the Upper Room.  
This was commanded by Jesus to the disciples to stay in Jerusalem until the promise would be given.  They would receive power to be witnesses of the Kingdom of God to the whole world.

Flames of fire rested upon the disciples heads.  Jesus had told the disciples that they would be baptized with fire when the Holy Ghost was poured out.  Jesus would be the baptizer and they the recipients.  

The Book of Acts tells us what happened after they received this power.  Signs would follow those who believed enabling them to do the miracles Jesus performed and greater miracles than He did because He would be going to the Father.

Not only were they the only ones to receive this Baptism of Fire, but all who are believers in Christ are eligible to receive the same. 

They received a supernatural language that they had not learned nor had before receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.  The promise of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available today for those who seek and ask God for it.  So, Beloved, take advantage of this promise today.  Ask and you shall receive.  

Winter Park Aglow Community Light House meets the 2nd. Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL. 32792. Phone Number for the church is 407 671-2180.
 The meeting is held in room 24.  Men, Women, and teens are all invited to take part. There is a door prize given if you get a ticket before 9:45 a.m., and refreshments are always served.  All who desire prayer are prayed for, usually after the meeting- which starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends around 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If you need encouragement and a blessing, attend the Aglow meeting.  You will be glad you came.

 


2/15/2017

THE TALEH - THE LAMB OF COVERING

 
THE LAMB: A THEME IN GOD'S WORD.
   
     





In the Book of Revelation, the lamb is the only one that is worthy to open the scroll, the only one able to loose the seals.
    The lamb was used at the Feast of Passover as a sacrifice for the firstborn of every house. It had to be without spot or blemish and innocent of all wrongdoing. The nation of Israel was saved by the lamb's blood sprinkled on the doorposts of each dwelling.
     The lamb is symbolic of our Lord Jesus Christ who was given as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  As we make preparation for celebrating the Passover Season, it is good to remember what Christ did for us.  
     God came down as an act of love to save a reprobate world; not as He did in the Book of Genesis when He sent the flood of Noah to destroy the creation at that time.  He is love. He is a God of love and forgiveness.  Although we are not worthy as John said, to unleash His sandals, He has compassion on us.  
     The world we live in is just as evil as back in the time of Genesis, but God said He would not destroy it by a flood again.  He is not a man that He should lie.  
     Jesus stands at the door of our hearts asking to gain entrance to our lives.  We must reach out to others and let them know that this salvation is available today, just as it was back when the lamb was offered as a sin covering for all the people who lived, and those who are alive now. We must let the Holy Spirit show us who to be a witness to. 
     I pray that God will soften our hearts so that we can hear our Lord's voice. Jesus said that Greater things we would do than He did, so let us go about doing them.    Amen

Winter Park Aglow Meetings are held the 2nd. Saturday of each month at Aloma U. Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32792. The phone number at the church is 407 671-2180.  The meeting is held in Room 24. Signs on the lawn direct to the site. Refreshments are available and a blessing gift drawing is a part of each meeting if one comes before 9:45 a.m.  The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts till around 1:00 p.m.
Come and be blessed.